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Vol. 78, No. 23


June 13, 2014

Feds Feeds Families starts 2014 campaign Navy Region Southeast joins the fight By Twilla Smith Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

Capt. Maureen Padden, NHP commanding officer; Lt. Christopher Lynn, department head, Urgent Care Center (UCC); and Cmdr. Carolyn Rice, director for Medical Services, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of NHP’s UCC. The UCC is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

As UCC opens, it is important to understand ER costs, benefits Story, photos by MC1 James Stenberg NHP Assistant PAO

With the conversion of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Emergency Room into an Urgent Care Center, TRICARE beneficiaries need to understand their benefits when visiting a civilian ER. Active-duty service members and their families with TRICARE Prime still incur no cost when visiting a civilian ER, but most other TRICARE beneficiaries will incur a copay. “A copay is the amount of money, fixed or percentage, that some patients are responsible to pay for any visit to a (civilian emergency room),” said Sally Rathbun, supervisor, Health Benefits Office. “The type of TRICARE coverage a patient has will determine the amount or percentage they will pay for

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort supported by Federal employees across the nation where employees donate food and other non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food banks. This year’s campaign kicked off June 1 and will continue through Aug. 27 throughout Navy Region Southeast and the nation. “The Feds Feed Families campaign gives Navy Region Southeast the opportunity to give back to the community,” said RPC (SW/FMF) Michael A. Hawthorne, the region coordinator

for the 2014 Feds Feeds Families campaign. “It is in the spirit of giving that the men and women of Navy Region Southeast and this year will be no exception. My expectation is to exceed the 227,026 pounds of food we collected last year.” According to the USDA, hunger is a reality for one in six Americans. As a result, millions of Americans due to no fault of their

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Applications are being accepted for 2016 Olmsted Scholarship Program By Ed Barker NETC PAO

The Health Benefits Office on the first floor of NHP’s main building is available to answer any questions beneficiaries may have concerning TRICARE costs and copays. The Health Benefits Office can be reached at 505-6709 or beneficiaries can go to

the visit.” For example, an ER visit by a nonactive-duty beneficiary or their family member with TRICARE Prime will cost $30 per visit while a TRICARE Standard member will pay 20-25 percent after their annual deductible is met. There are potential costs asso-

ciated with other emergency services that nonactive-duty service members and their families may have to pay as well such as ambulance service, hospitalization and surgery to name a few. To help understand the

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The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced June 2 that careerminded line and Supply Corps officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the fiscal year (FY16) Olmsted Scholar Program. Detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 115/14, the Olmsted program is a unique scholarship opportunity offering two years of graduate study using a foreign language while providing overseas cultural and travel opportunities

and often leads to a graduate degree at a foreign university. Applicants for the FY-16 program should be available to start language training in summer/fall 2015, begin study at a foreign university in 2016 and complete study in 2018. The Navy is looking for leaders who display the qualities of dedicated career officers and who aspire to command as line and Supply Corps officers. Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, solid overall performance, strong promotion potential, and superior demonstrated scholastic ability.

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NETC CO thanks training team at Center for Service Support By MCC Shawn D. Graham Center for Service Support Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) – Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) visited the Center for Service Support (CSS) June 6. PNC Roger Drumheller, administration ratings training manager, said providing White an overview of day-to-day functions is important in understanding the dynamics of CSS’ unique blend of military and civilian trainers. “Rear Adm. White is able to see the full scope of the training we provide to the fleet’s future Sailors, from basic skills to advanced training,” Drumheller said. “It’s always important to hear the boss’ perspective and listen to his thoughts about the job we perform. This was also a great opportunity to show the success of our blended team of chief petty officers and stellar civilian employees.” As White toured, MCCS Joel Huval,

CSS senior enlisted adviser, discussed the importance of CSS’ training programs for Sailors who will ultimately serve in the fleet. “We give the fleet Sailors who will become leaders and managers,” Huval said. “CSS and all of our schools and learning sites are critical to the Navy’s mission. We instill our students with required skills and training they will use in their future jobs. Our schools are at the forefront of shaping the Navy’s Sailors of the future. Our students will fill critical roles at their ships, shore installations and squadrons.” White was impressed with the staff and their efforts to educate and mentor new Sailors. “I appreciate the opportunity to look everyone in the eye and tell them thank you for what you do,” White said. “Nearly 36,000 recruits come into the Navy and in a short period of time you

Silver Eagle meets with NETC commander ... Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (center), meets with Capt. Len Friddle, head LDO/CWO community manager (left), and Capt. Richard Verbeke, commanding officer, Regional Support Group, Groton, Conn. Verbeke is the Silver Eagle or most senior LDO in the Navy. The discussions took place May 30 at the LDO/CWO board of directors meeting at NETC. Discussions included the importance of communicating throughout the Navy about the opportunities available for enlisted Sailors through commissions as chief warrant officers or limited duty officers. Photo by Joy Samsel

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June 13, 2014


Everyone has role in NASP’s stormwater management By NASP Public Works Department

Regardless if you live on or off installation, we all share our unique natural resource, water. This vital resource includes the groundwater we drink and surrounding waters such as bayous, creeks and bays. We all depend on clean water for our health, the environment, and our economy. NAS Pensacola works diligently to ensure its water resources are protected and managed efficiently and effectively. One important aspect of this stewardship is stormwater management. Three primary challenges of stormwater management are: draining stormwater quickly for flood prevention, ensuring stormwater has not picked up contaminants along the way and allowing stormwater to recharge groundwater and drinking water supplies. UCC from page 1

different costs that may be associated with an ER visit or health care benefits in general, NHP’s Health Benefits Office can answer any questions beneficiaries may have. “The Health Benefits Office is here to help beneficiaries understand their TRICARE benefits,” said Rathbun. “We (provide support for) authorizations, claims, enrollments and any other information the patients need. If patients get a bill they do not understand, or just need clarification, they can call

• Never dump anything down storm drains or gutters. Only rain water is allowed to go to storm drains. • On base, utilize the official installation wash racks or local car wash locations. Lots of pollutants are in the waste water from washing your car, and lots more can be added as the water travels from your car to a storm drain, including: oils and grease, Andrew Jackson Court housing onboard metals, detergents, carcinogens and phosNASP (as seen from south) shortly after phorous (harmful to fish and other aquatic the April 30 flooding. Photo by Craig life). NASP designated car wash locations Lewis can be found at Bldg. 606 and Bldg. 600. Personally, each of us has a responsibil• Buy environmentally preferred prodity to protect water for ourselves and future ucts. generations, especially with respect to the • Know what to do in case of a spill and second challenge of stormwater manage- who to notify. ment; keeping stormwater clean and free of • Check your car for leaks and recycle contaminants. Here are some ways you can your used motor oil. participate: • Keep gutters and drains debris free.

the Health Benefits Office and we will assist them.” If TRICARE beneficiaries are not in need of emergent care, they should attempt to utilize NHP’s UCC or contact their Medical Home Port Team if enrolled at NHP. Both options are more cost efficient. “Beneficiaries authorized for care at the UCC will not have any out of pocket expenses,” said Al Hijuelos, health systems manager, HUMANA. The UCC is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for all

TRICARE beneficiaries. However, if a beneficiary believes they are having a medical condition that requires emergency care, they should immediately seek emergency assistance by calling 911 or visiting an ER. After visiting an ER, beneficiaries should contact their primary care manager for follow up and consultation. For more information concerning costs sharing and copay, call NHP’s Health Benefits Office at 505-6709 or go to

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make them viable Sailors in the fleet and they go out and do remarkable things. All 36,000 bring unique challenges. I am grateful for what you do and it puts our Navy in good stead.” “All this training doesn't happen without a lot of work,” White said. “Through a very mature development process, we make young women and men leaders in just a short time. What you do every day contributes to that leadership process.”

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own must turn to food banks and food pantries for emergency food assistance. Since the campaign began in 2009, federal workers have donated and collected 24.1 million pounds of food and other nonperishable items to support families across America. “Navy Region Southeast is excited to participate in the 2014 Feds Feeds Families campaign, where we can contribute to helping end hunger in America,” said Capt. Bob Williams, Navy Region Southeast regional chaplain. “We are always ready to serve our fellow citizens.” Navy Region Southeast is actively participating in this annual event by organizing collection and distributions locations at installations throughout the region, ensuring that all regional staff and service members have the chance to donate. The Navy Region Southeast chaplain’s office is responsible for coordinating the program, to include deliveries to local food banks and weighing the donations. Every installation is encouraged to set goals in order to have continued success with the campaign. Anyone who is interested may donate to the campaign. Some of the items on the campaign’s “most wanted” list include canned fruit in light syrup or its own juices, low sodium canned vegetables, multi-grain cereals, grains such as brown rice, canned proteins, soups, 100 percent juices, condiments, snacks, baking goods and hygiene items. The Navy Region Southeast point of contact is RPC (SW/FMF) Michael A. Hawthorne, who can be reached at (904) 5421223 or The national contact for the Feds Feeds Families campaign is Karen T. Comfort. She can be reached at (202) 690-0187 or

Candidates must have three years of commissioned service – but no more than 11 years of total active federal service as of April 1, 2015, to apply for the scholarship. Specific designator eligibility is listed in the NavAdmin. Historically, Olmsted Scholars have benefited from the program and continue to promote to senior leadership positions, including 12 past Navy scholars that achieved flag rank. One Olmsted scholar that uses his international experience on a daily basis in his job at the Pentagon is Capt. Jeff Kim, deputy director of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Actions Group (N00Z). Kim studied at Leiden University in the Netherlands from 1997 to 1999 as an Olmsted Scholar. “The Olmsted Foundation Scholarship Program afforded me the rare opportunity as an active-duty officer to study fulltime at a foreign civilian institution,” Kim said. “The benefits of the program go well beyond country-specific expertise. Two years of language and cultural immersion at a European university allowed me to see global issues through a different lens. The Olmsted Scholarship is unique among postgraduate programs, and the education gained abroad continues to shape my thoughts on strategy and policy. Operating forward is at the core of what we do in the Navy, and Olmsted Scholars bring valuable perspectives and experiences to lead and support forward operations.” Olmsted scholars interact daily with locals and immerse themselves in the

Vol. 78, No. 23

June 13, 2014

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

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,

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CSS was established Feb. 7, 2003, in response to NETC’s initiative to address challenges in fleet training and to improve Sailors’ professional development products and processes. In streamlining the business of delivering training, NETC charged 15 learning centers like CSS with specific areas of naval training. NETC organized the centers around their functional areas and appropriately aligned schools and respective training sites to each center.

culture of their host country. A background in a specific foreign language is not a prerequisite to selection. Scholars are expected to live on the local economy and travel widely. Olmsted scholars receive their normal pay and allowances, and if married, are normally accompanied by their families. The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) is currently accepting applications from regular or full time support line and Supply Corps officers for the FY-16 Olmsted Scholar Program. Applicants are required to meet a list of qualifications and prerequisites and submit a command-endorsed nomination package that must be received by CPPD in Pensacola no later than Aug. 29. In October, the applications are reviewed and a final, Navy-sponsored list of nominees is selected. Up to 10 Navy scholars may be selected by the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors for the FY-16 program. The Olmsted Foundation, named in honor of Maj. Gen. George and Carol Olmsted, and the Department of Defense have jointly sponsored this scholarship program since 1959. Since its inception, the foundation has focused on educational and charitable purposes. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bruce Scott serves as president and chief executive officer of the Olmsted Foundation and was an Olmsted Scholar from 1979-81 at the University of Freiburg (Albert Ludwig) in Freiburg, Germany. Scott believes the success of the program is a direct result of the vision of the man for which the foundation and the scholarship program is named. “Gen. Olmsted, our benefactor and

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founder, certainly possessed great vision when he said that the world’s greatest leaders must be educated broadly,” Scott said. “For over 50 years, our program has educated young officers in foreign language fluency and foreign cultures, which are becoming more and more important in today's world and in supporting the 21st Sailor and Marine initiative.” With the selection of the 56th Olmsted Scholar Class in March 2014, 600 scholars have completed, are completing or are preparing for two years of study abroad. Their studies to date have been in 40 languages, in 202 different foreign universities, spanning 60 countries worldwide. The Navy nominations are submitted to the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors, along with nomination packages from the other services. During a comprehensive personal interview, the foundation staff examines the nominee’s academic and professional background, motivation to be a scholar, choice of foreign university, proposed course of study, language aptitude and career goals. The interview panel makes its recommendations to the board for final decisions on nominees at its meeting in March 2015 for the FY-16 Olmsted scholar class. All eligible and interested officers should visit the Olmsted Foundation website at for additional details. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, go to

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June 13, 2014





Take responsibility for ‘your home away from home’ By Fifi Kieschnick NAS Kingsville Public Affairs

Around your home, if you see something that’s not quite right or needs fixing, you take care of it. If it’s something you can take care of, you do it yourself. Otherwise, you call a repairman. What about your “home away from home?” It should be the same for your work center. It’s the concept for zone inspections, which are occurring around the air station. It’s paramount to taking responsibility for your “home away from home,” your work spaces. As directed by Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, NAS Kingsville is conducting zone inspections around the base. The program provides a framework for assessments of construction, maintenance, energy usage and safety. “Effective work zone inspection programs can increase safety for employees, increase compliance with agency standards and requirements, serve as a risk management tool, and help mitigate deficiencies in energy conservation,” said Capt. Chris Misner, NAS Kingsville commanding officer. Mike Sparks, NAS Kingsville safety manager, recently distributed the station’s new approach to zone inspections. “Initially, the inspections will occur monthly on a rotation basis. After supervisors become proficient at identifying deficiencies, we should be able to conduct them quarterly,” Sparks said. Sparks distributed a checklist with 16

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The work zone inspection program provides a framework for assessments of construction, maintenance, energy usage and safety. areas of common hazards that may be observed when conducting inspections. The areas include general housekeeping, utility conservation, material handling and personal protective equipment, to name a few. “It’s a supervisor’s checklist for health, safety and housekeeping items that serves as a risk management and energy conservation tool,” Sparks said. “The Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention Department is the foundation to an effective fire protection and life safety program,” said Fire Chief Ruben Perez, of NAS Kingsville. “The goal for the Navy’s fire and emergency services prevention program is to reduce fire in the Navy by 50 percent every three years. “This is achieved by executing effective inspections, applying practical prevention controls, and delivering fire safety education,” Perez added. “These efforts directly support the admiral’s intent on zone inspections.” But, Fire and Emergency Services isn’t the only department on base that supports zone inspections. “The most important part of zone inspection is motivating Sailors by the level of involvement by the chain of command,” Misner said, “and we’re all involved in ensuring we maintain a safe

working environment. We also have, as a top priority, energy-usage reduction.” The first step in correcting deficiencies is noting them. So, completed checklists are returned to the Safety Office. From there, the information gathered is analyzed and corrective action can be put into place based on priorities such as safety, performance or even aesthetic deficiencies. Williamson visited NAS Kingsville in March as part of a familiarization tour. His visit also provided the impetus for the air station to solidify a zone inspection program. While at Air Operations, Williamson conducted a Preventive Maintenance spot-check on a Tower Control Workstation (TWC), part of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) in the Air Traffic Control radar room, according to ETC (SW) Ricardo Quintana, ground electronics leading chief petty officer. “During the spot-check, the admiral verified that ET3 Scott Dunn was qualified to perform the maintenance, that the work center maintained the right Maintenance Requirement Card (MRC) used to conduct the maintenance,” Quintana said. “He also observed Dunn performing the maintenance and was impressed with his knowledge of the 3M program

and the knowledge of the equipment he is responsible for maintaining,” Williamson also visited the Child Development Center and saw the structural shifting of the facility and the need for an industrial kitchen to support the facility. “The health, safety and housekeeping zone inspection program will help ensure a safe and healthful workplace for our Sailors and civilian employees, as well as for the children in our care and the visitors to the air station,” Misner said. “It will also increase the life of facilities and equipment on board the air station by identifying deficiencies and hazards and having them abated before they become more serious.” Vice Adm. William French, CNIC, recently asked for everyone’s help and engagement for a culture change which is needed to made reducing energy a top priority. “We’ve made progress in the shore enterprise,” according to French. “We used a lot less energy in 2013 than we did in 2003. We’re also making progress in where we get our energy; in 2013, we were able to make or buy a lot of the energy we used in facilities from renewable sources. “That’s encouraging, but we still have more work to do to meet the Secretary of the Navy’s and Chief of Naval Operations’ goals for reducing energy consumption by 2020.” The work zone inspection program will help NAS Kingsville achieve energy-consumption reduction goals, as well as ensure a healthy and safe “home away from home.”

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June 13, 2014


Ceremony focuses on Battle of Midway

Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), right, and NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins render salutes along with other service members in attendance as they stand in front of a wreath June 4 during the Battle of Midway commemoration at the Five Flags Pavillion. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins

SHCS Warren Brown and ABH2 Leti Seloti observe a moment of silence before moving the wreath to a front-and-center position. Photo by Katelyn Barton

More than 400 active-duty service members, veterans and guests attended an early morning commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of World War II’s historic Battle of Midway June 4 at the Five Flags Pavilion aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), was the guest speaker, and NASP Comanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins gave opening remarks. The ceremony included a wreath laying and a 21-gun volley. Midway veterans who were guests at the ceremony included retired AOC Charles “Chuck” Wheeler and retired AO1 Wiley Bartlett. After the commemoration, guests were invited to a cake-cutting reception sponsored by the Pensacola Navy League.

Above: Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), speaks with Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, a retired chief and Battle of Midway veteran. At right: A bugler plays “Taps” during the ceremony. Photos by Katelyn Barton

At left: Wiley Bartlett, who served as an ordnance mate during the Battle of Midway, stands beside NAS Pensacola Command Master Chief CMC Jeff Grosso during the wreath-laying ceremony. Wiley was one of two Midway veterans who attended the ceremony. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins Above: Members of the audience applaud one of the speakers during the commemoration. Photo by Katelyn Barton

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June 13, 2014


NETC Sailor sings on national TV Story, photo by Ens. Michael Patronik Training Support Center, San Diego Public Affairs


AS VEGAS – It had always been the dream of ST3 Destiny Coates to one day sing before a large audience – and thanks to the Academy of Country Music, that dream came true May 20. In early January of this year, while she was a student at the sonar technician A school at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, San Diego, Coates was told by friends about a Department of Defense-wide contest for service members to submit video auditions to the ACM for their televised salute to the troops. The special was to feature country music stars performing in concert with members from each branch of the military at the MGM Grand resort in Las Vegas – exactly the sort of thing Coates had always wanted to do. There was one problem, however. “I was incredibly sick, and there were only a couple days left to enter,” Coates said. “My voice was off, and I thought there was no way I’d ever get chosen.” In spite of not feeling her best, she sat down in her room and recorded herself singing the country hit “Fancy” by Reba McEntire, and sent the video along to the Department of Defense office handling the contest. She heard back within a week that she was chosen as a top-three finalist for the Navy, and then ultimately was chosen in March as the num-

ber-one pick to represent the Navy on the televised special. The road to singing on TV was long and winding, but one to which she knew she had long been suited. “I grew up singing in every choir under the sun,” she said. “I did jazz, blues and classical choirs, and I sang in a lot of country music singing contests.” Once she became an adult, though, Coates made the decision to leave behind a life of music in Everett, Wash., and join the Navy. She was initially unsure of entering the contest, as she’s only been on active duty for a couple of years and hasn’t yet deployed due to the long training pipeline for sonar technicians. But she relied upon the compelling story of a lifetime spent having tended to her long-ailing late mother and already knowing the hardships of having an active duty, forward-deployed spouse to make her case for the contest. CBS television sent a camera crew to San Diego to follow Coates and her husband, MN Kenny Coates, for several days to highlight for the audience the work active-duty Sailors perform. The produc-

ST3 Destiny Coates and singer Keith Urban are interviewed May 20 during the “Academy of Country Music Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” show in Las Vegas. Coates is assigned to the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif. Photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

ers also chose to surprise Coates with the revelation that she would be singing with a country music powerhouse. “They told me on-camera that I’d be performing with Keith Urban,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Coates had just one week to learn Urban’s song “For you,” which was featured in the movie “Act of Valor,” before she was flown to Las Vegas to perform before a live audience of 14,000 at the MGM Grand. Coates said she was nervous leading up to the show, and also excited to meet a star like Urban. “There was all sorts of heavy security because of all the celebrities who were there for the ACM Awards the night

before,” she said. “But then Keith swept in, and he immediately put me at ease because he treated me like a fellow musician and asked my opinions about how to put on the best performance together. To have someone of that caliber take my opinions seriously was a big relief.” In addition to doing her best with just one day of rehearsal time in Las Vegas, Coates said she also had to represent the Navy in the best way possible, in spite of the instincts of the makeup artists to go overboard. “They wanted to put more makeup on me and to do something more interesting with my hair, but I made sure to keep everything within regulations

since I knew there’d potentially be millions of people watching at home,” she said. Coates also didn’t let her nerves get the best of her when she found out “NCIS Los Angeles” star and rapper LL Cool J was present. “I’m a child of the ’80s and ’90s, and when I heard he was around, I said I’d love to take a picture with him and my escort went and got him,” she said. “Then I started getting pictures with every famous person I could find.” When it came time to take the stage, Coates just wanted to make sure to hit her notes. “Keith told me, ‘You’ve got this,’ ” she said. “I sang with everything I had, and I was just glad I didn’t miss my notes or fall off stage.” Coates rounded out her time on stage with a triple standing ovation, and, because she was the first service member to go on, got to relax and take in the rest of the show from the front row with her husband. “This was a dream come true,” she added. “I grew up imagining myself on stage, but had written it off. But I got to live my dream.” “The All-Star Salute to the Troops” aired May 20 on CBS. To watch a full broadcast of the show, go to _of_country_music/salute-tothe-troops/video/E42AC849554D-1447-621A-180F7944B E83/acm-presents-an-all-starsalute-to-the-troops/. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, go to local/cnet/.



June 13, 2014


HT-8 receives prestigious Goldthwaite award

Cmdr. Matthew J. Bowen with the Vice Admiral Robert Goldthwaite Award for Training Excellence. From NASWF PAO

Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8), “Eightballers,” received the Vice

Admiral Robert Goldthwaite Award for Training Excellence from Rear Adm. Roy J. Kelley, Chief of Naval Air Training. Cmdr. Matthew J. Bowen, the former commanding officer for HT-8, accepted the award at a formal ceremony in the National Naval Aviation Museum recently. The squadron earned the three top awards in naval aviation training for the 2013 calendar year. The Vice Admiral Goldthwaite Award is awarded to the outstanding squadron in the Naval Air Training Command (NATraCom) and acknowledges the outstanding achievements of units engaged in the flight training of student naval aviators. HT-8 also obtained the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Training Excellence Award for Advanced Squadron, identifying the best overall advanced training squadrons; and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aviation Safety Award, recognizing commands that display vigilance and dedication to the safety and well-being of the military service members within the command. “I never had a doubt that the Eightballer instructors and students were the best in CNATRA and some of the safest, but to see the squadron receive these awards reinforces what we have been doing over the past year: training the world’s best rotary wing pilots; safely

and with the highest quality,” said Bowen. The Eightballers distinguished themselves within the training community with multiple “CNATRA Best Practice” citations for the Eightball University, an online portal for student flight training resources; and their implementation of the Commander, Naval Air Forces Aviation Safety Awareness Program (CNAF ASAP Program) which highlights the common errors or potential weaknesses and allows for a more directed focus on the squadron’s weaknesses to improve training methods. According to the award nomination package, HT-8 maintained a standard of excellence in the professional and personal development of its student naval aviators and aggressively addressed students’ needs within flight training and personal matters. The command also proactively contributed to the local community volunteering 85 man-hours; establishing a standard for selfless service to the local area while enhancing support and camaraderie with the civilian population. Bowen expressed his sentiments and pride in HT-8’s hard work and dedication: “Often individuals look to the CO to give him or her all the credit for earning three awards in one year, but this is far from the truth. My command philos-

ophy is ELITE: excel, learn, inspire, teach and enjoy. “I have empowered my instructor pilots, aircrewmen and students with integrity and accomplishing the goal of the mission when it could be accomplished safely. I was never one to push a mission just to get an ‘X’ in the box and because of that I feel the squadron was able to have fun while getting the job done. I never doubted anyone’s ability to accomplish the mission.” These attitudes were demonstrated in 2013, as HT-8 flew 21,137.4 safe, mishap-free flight hours producing 156 winged naval aviators for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and allied partners and trained 22 MV-22 “Osprey” pilots for the Marine Corps. The squadron also maintained a significantly lower attrition rate at 3.4 percent than the historical average. “I am honored that HT-8 has received so many accolades in just one year, but we are only a component of an incredible CNATRA, Training Air Wing Five and NAS Whiting Field team. We certainly could not do our job without the support of our wing, NAS Whiting Field or our sister squadron,” said Bowen. Both the CNATRA Training Excellence Award for Advanced Squadron and the CNO Aviation Safety Award will be presented to the squadron at a later date.

Whiting Sailors wear new ranks after frocking From NASWF PAO

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field recognized the accomplishments of soon-to-be-advanced Sailors during a frocking ceremony May 29. Twentysix Sailors were all smiles as they were able to wear the new collar devices for the first time. The frocking ceremony is a Navy tradition that provides the selected Sailors an opportunity to wear the uniform and take on the responsibilities of their new rank before they are formally advanced. Second class petty officers were frocked to first class, third class petty officers were frocked to second class and airmen frocked to third class. Each Sailor received a frocking letter from Capt. Matthew Coughlin, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, which reads in part, “Your appointment carries with it the obligation that you exercise increased authority and willingly

accept greater responsibility. Occupying now 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 were: ABH1 Derrick A. Battle, ABH1 David J. Casados, ABH1 David L. Castro, ABH1 Michael J. Edwards, ABH1 David D. Hernandez, ABH1 Haskell B. Jackson, ABH1 Shawn M. Johnson, ABH1 Zachary T. Nance, ABH1 Julian G. Ortiz, ABH1 Boubacar Tinni, ABH2 Robert A. Charay, MA2 Mary L. Corrales, ABH2 Justin S. Hill, AC2 David A. Knight, AC2 Jeremy K. Merki, AC2 Preston P. Miller, AC3 Daniel V. Adams, AC3 John G. Arnold, AC3 David B. Blom, AC3 Joshua T. Burton, AC3 Brittany Gansmann, AC3 Eduardo E. Longvalenzuela, AC3 Jason M. Meinhardt, AC3 Chelsea L. Morgan, AC3 Suffa F. Starke and AC3 Jordan R. Stricklin.

Newly designated MA2 Mary Corrales receives her frocking letter from Cmdr. Greggory Gray during the frocking ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field May 29. The ceremony marks the selection of the Sailors for advancement and is the first time they are permitted to wear the insignia of their new rank. Photo by Lt. j.g Brett Resue.


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Rugby players can try out for team

Navy and Marine Corps service members have been invited to participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup’s new Four Nation’s Maritime Cup Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 18 to Oct. 5. All-Navy Sports is seeking applications for tryouts to be held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., beginning Aug. 18. Applications are due to All-Navy Sports no later than June 15 and can be found at:

Exchange event has summer theme

The beach, barbecue and bling will be in the spotlight during a sun-kissed event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, June 14, at the Naval Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Shoppers can register to win gift baskets and there will be demonstration opportunities storewide including self-tanning and instant bronzing presentations, bra fittings (call 458-8254 for an appointment), designer sunglasses, outdoor sporting goods and toys, beach bags and towels, flip flops, barbecue grills and accessories and much more. For more information, call 458-8250.

Chaplain’s programs being offered

The Command Chaplain’s Office for Naval Air Station Pensacola is offering some special programs. A marriage enrichment retreat (MER) is scheduled for July 25-July 27. For information or to register for the retreat, call 452-2341, ext. 5, and ask for AOAR Emily Saladine. A suicide-alertness training session – safeTalk (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) – is scheduled for June 26 and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) session is scheduled for June 24 and 25. For more information or to register, call 4522341.

Alligator Trot scheduled for June 21

The 19th annual 5K Alligator Trot is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 21 at Florala State Park in Florala, Ala. The course, which winds around historic Lake Jackson, also takes runners across the state line into Florida. Runners and walkers are welcome. Registration is $25 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. You will not be guaranteed a T-shirt on race day if you do not preregister Online registration is at To print a race application, go to or email an application request to For more information, call or text Karen Johnson, the race director, at 9515385.

Students can audition for workshop

Pensacola State College will be holding auditions for the 2014 Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) production of “Big: The Musical” from 8 a.m. to noon June 9-10 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. The workshop, which is scheduled for June 1621, is open to students who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2014-2015 school year, as well as May graduates. Auditions include singing and dancing. Students should bring sheet music or a background tape and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. “Big: The Musical,” an adaptation of the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks, is scheduled to be on stage July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3. For more information, call 484-1809 or go to

Florida Boys quartet to perform

The Florida Boys, an all-male quartet performing since 1947, will be performing at 10:30 a.m. June 15 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Breeze Highway. There will be a covered dish lunch following the concert. No tickets are needed to attend the concert, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Rhonda Pouliot at 492-1518.

NHP offering school physical exams

Officials at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) are planning several school/sports physical rodeos to assist parents who need to get physicals for their children before school starts. The physical exams are available for children 4 and older who are enrolled in the family medicine or pediatrics clinics. The first rodeo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at NHP, 6000 Highway 98 West. Additional rodeos are scheduled for July 12, July 26, and Aug. 9. Appointments are required for physicals. For more information or to make an appointment, call 505-7121.

Tickets on sale for musical production

Curtain Call Productions will present the musical “Songs for a New World” June 26-29 at the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. Thursday-Saturday performances begin at 7:30

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‘Duck Dynasty’ star to sign books at NEX Jase Robertson, one of the stars of A&Es “Duck Dynasty,” is scheduled to visit the Naval Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Robertson is scheduled to sign copies of his newly released book, “Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl,” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 26. The second oldest Robertson son, he has been involved in the family business making duck calls since he was a boy. He and his wife, Missy, live in West Monroe, La., with their children and the rest of the Robertson clan. For more information, call 458-8250.

Free lionfish seminar announced

Capt. Mark Saltz, Dive Pros and the Recreational Underwater Sporting Society (R.U.S.S.) will present a free lionfish seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 17 at Dive Pros Scuba Academy, 7203 Highway 98 West. The seminar will cover the basics regarding the lionfish invasion that is threatening local fishery and how divers can join the fight to eradicate them. Certification as a PADI Lionfish hunter specialist is available for a fee. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 456-8845.

Humane Society plans Doggie Bowl

p.m. and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for café seating and $10 for general admission. For more information, go to or call 434-0257.

Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Doggie Bowl scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 at Cordova Lanes. Teams of four-six people are $20 per person with shoe rental and five door prize tickets included. Grand prize winners will receive a trophy and a $100 gift certificate card for a team dinner. Losers will receive three free games at Cordova Lanes. Other activities include a team costume contest and a bake sale table. For more information, go to www.pensacola or call 432-4250.

‘Sound of Music’ to be on PLT stage

Mega Spin Ride scheduled for June 21

Members of Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) are rehearsing for an upcoming production of “The Sound of Music.” Performances are scheduled for July 25-27 and July 31- Aug. 3, Aug. 8-10 and Aug. 15-17. The theater is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For additional information, go to PensacolaLittleTheatre. com or call 434-0257.

Choral Society auditions announced

The Choral Society of Pensacola, Northwest Florida’s premier symphonic chorus, has scheduled auditions for new singers for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 in the Pensacola State College Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 801, 1000 College Blvd. Auditions on other days can be arranged by special appointment. Choral Society Artistic Director Xiaolun Chen will conduct the auditions. For more information, call Chen at 484-1810.

Camps teach teens about Shakespeare

Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company has announced open registrations for three Shakespeare camps at the Pensacola State College Ashmore Building, 1000 College Blvd. Students ages 12-19 are invited to join members of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company in an exploration of the art of acting that builds confidence, encourages teamwork, unleashes creativity and teaches young people the power and beauty of language. The sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23-27, July 14-18 and Aug. 11-15. Registration fees are $150 per session. This year, campers will produce a 30-45 minute version of one of Shakespeare’s plays. For more information, e-mail southeastern or go to To register, call (662) 278-8383.

The sixth annual Mega Spin Ride is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 21 at the Corry Station Wellness Center. Tap into the energy of 40 riders in a two-hour ride. Prizes will include door prizes, NEX gift cards, beach chairs and movie tickets. Music and snacks will be provided throughout the ride. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 452-6802.

Dance workshop includes performance

There is still time to register for Pensacola State College’s 33rd annual Summer Dance Workshop June 16-21. On-campus registration runs through June 16 in the registration office, Bldg. 2. New this year is a guest performance by the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. June 20 in the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, WSRE, Bldg. 23. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door. The workshop is a prestigious program that draws hundreds of dancers nationwide. Top dance instructors teach classes. The workshop also includes a seminar series for teachers, studio owners, dancers and parents, as well as adult classes in tap and jazz. Students may earn college credit and audition for scholarships. Cost varies depending on class selection, number of classes selected and residency. For more information, go to or contact LaVonne French by e-mail at or by phone at 484-1809.

Thrift shop getting ready to reopen

Escambia Christian School, 3311 West Moreno St., is registering students for pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade for the 2014-2015 school year. Extended care time from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. and/or 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. also is available. For more information, go to or call 433-8476.

The Navy-Marine Coprs Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop, Bldg. 3736 at NASP Corry Station, plans to re-open for business at 9 a.m. July 8. The store has been closed for the past few weeks due to the lack of power. If you see activity there between now and then, it will be volunteers inspecting and re-stocking merchandise to ensure that it all meets NMCRS standards. Additional information and details will be provided in the weeks ahead. For more information, call the NMCRS office at 452-2300.

LDO/CWO assistance available

Latin festival scheduled for June 21

School opens registration for next year

The fiscal year 2015 Limited Duty Officer (LDO)/Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) selection season has kicked off and members of the Emerald Coast Mustang Association are standing by to assist applicants and answer questions regarding these commissioning programs. The LDO and CWO are two separate programs which provide the Navy with officer technical managers and technical specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service. Both programs provide the opportunity for outstanding senior enlisted personnel to compete for a commission without need for a college degree. Advancement rates for the LDO/CWO programs are excellent and the competition is keen. Combined, these two communities make up 11 percent of the officer corps. Specific eligibility requirements and additional information about the LDO/CWO program can be found in OpNavInst 1420.1B, Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs Application Administrative Manual, chapter 7, and applicable NavAdmins. If you have any questions regarding the LDO/CWO program, contact CWO5 Daryl Hagemann at 623-7848 or Lt. Marvin Bartholomew at 452-8438.

The seventh annual Latin Salsa Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 at the Fort Walton Landing Park, 139 Brooks St. SE, in Fort Walton Beach. The event includes ethnic foods, a variety of local and out-of-town vendors, fun activities for children and live salsa music. Visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy “Salsa in the Park.” For more information, go to or call (850) 2404417.

Sea Scout unit seeking new members

The Sea Scout unit that is sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel congregation is seeking new scouts and prospective adult leaders. Sea Scouts are part of the BSA Venturing program, with a focus on boating. Membership is open to boys and girls ages 14 through 20, including active duty. The local unit is Sea Scout Ship 609. It meets at 2 p.m. every Saturday at Landfall Marina, 4029 Landfall Drive, just west of the NAS Pensacola back gate. For more information, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Mark Wenzel by e-mail to and/or

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‘Thanks, Dad.’ From U.S. Census Bureau


he idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent. How many fathers? • 70.1 million. Estimated number of fathers across the nation in 2008, the most recent year for which data are available. • 24.7 million. Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2013.

• 21 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only). • 3 percent were a subfamily living in someone else’s home. • 2.0 million. Number of single fathers in 2013; 17 percent of single parents were men. • 9 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18. • About 44 percent were divorced, 33 percent were never married, 19 percent were separated, and 4.2 percent were widowed. • 39 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more. Stay at home dads • 214,000. Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2013. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out

of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wife works outside the home. These fathers cared for about 434,000 children. • 18 percent. In spring 2011, the percentage of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother's working hours. Child-support payments • $2 billion. Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2011; they were due $3.7 billion. In contrast, custodial mothers received $19.5 billion of the $31.7 billion in support that was due. • 41.4 percent. Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due in 2011, not significantly different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers, 43.6 percent.

• 63.9 percent. Percentage of custodial fathers receiving noncash support, such as gifts or coverage of expenses, on behalf of their children. The corresponding proportion for mothers was 55.0 percent. Thinking of you, dad • 7,422. The number of men’s clothing stores around the country in 2011, a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. • 21,227. Number of sporting goods stores in 2011. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs. • 79.1 million. The number of Americans who participated in a barbecue in 2010. It’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day reflections “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation he has a 50 percent chance of being right.” – Bill Cosby “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” – Kent Nerburn

MM1 Jay Hinton mans the rails with his son and other Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits into Naval Base Coronado. Photo by MC3 Nichelle Noelle Whitfield

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“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”– Abraham Lincoln

Jokes & Groaners Just 100 years later ... In 1914, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today, fathers hope their children will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to hook up the router and set up a Twitter account. In 1914, fathers pined for the old country – Ireland, Italy or Germany. Today, fathers pine for old country – Hank Williams. In 1914, fathers pined for the old school, which meant a one-room, red-brick building. Today, fathers pine for old school, which means Dr. J. and Mickey Mantle. In 1914, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: “Jimmy’s at baseball, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at adult ed; pizza in fridge.”




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NSTI officer in charge awarded national aerospace award From NMOTC PAO


he officer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy’s premier operational aviation survival and human performance training facility was recognized May 14 with a senior aerospace physiologist award at a national conference. Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) officer-in-charge, Capt. Matthew Hebert, was awarded the Fred A. Hitchcock Award by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) during the association’s 85th annual scientific meeting at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. Hebert, the first Navy AsMA member to win the award since 2010, said the award represents a career’s worth of efforts in the fields of aerospace medicine and aerospace physiology. “I am honored to be selected,” he said. “It is humbling to know that the contributions I have made to the Navy and to operational and aerospace physiology community

were recognized, and hopefully some of the things that I was able to put into place will have long lasting effects to help future aviators and scientists accomplish their goals.” The previous three years’ recipients have all been U.S. Air Force personnel. The Fred A. Hitchcock Award recognizes career contributions of senior aerospace physiologists for excellence in either operational aerospace physiology or aerospace physiology research. The award was established in 1972 and is named in honor of Fred A. Hitchcock, co-translator of Paul Bert’s classic work, “Barometric Pressure.” Hebert received the

award for work done at his previous command, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), where he served as the Naval Aviation Survival Training Program (NASTP) manager and Aviation Opera-

tional Physiology community specialty leader. AsMA, recognized as the international leader in aviation, space and environmental medicine, is an organization dedicated to the application and advancement of scientific knowledge promoting and enhancing the health, safety and performance of those involved in aerospace and related activities. NSTI is part of the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training which reports to Navy Medicine Educa-

Capt. Matthew Hebert

tion and Training Command (NMETC). NMETC manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support

personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NSTI, NMOTC and NMETC are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield. NEX at NHP ... Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), and Steve Foster, general manager, Navy Exchange (NEX), cut the ribbon for the official grand opening of the newly renovated Navy Exchange at the hospital May 16. The updated store has expanded the products it carries to better serve the patients and staff at NHP. Photo courtesy NHP



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Take the pledge: Commit to summer of responsible behavior By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Director, 21st Century Sailor Office


he signs of summer are a cause for celebration. Whether you celebrate with a barbecue, a day at the beach or by attending a baseball game responsible use of alcohol is essential. Every summer preventable accidents take the lives of Sailors and many of these unfortunate incidents involve the use of alcohol. According to the Naval Safety Center, 16 Sailors and 10 Marines lost their lives last summer due to fatal mishaps, five of which were alcohol-related. While this was a 21 percent decrease from the previous summer, and a 30 percent decrease from the five-year average, this is still 26 too many lives lost.

To prevent these accidents from occurring, the Navy’s Keep What You’ve Earned campaign reminds Sailors that as responsible, decision-making adults, your career success is ultimately in your own hands. If you choose to drink, you should do so responsibly. In line with the Naval Safety Center’s summer safety awareness program, the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign is presenting its second annual “Play to Live, Live to Play” summer pledge

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available at https://www.survey All Navy personnel are being encouraged to sign the pledge as a commitment to drinking responsibly during the 101 days of summer. The pledge asks you to commit to at least one responsible behavior: 1. Plan ahead for a safe ride home, 2. Don’t try to “keep up” with others, and 3. Know your limit for alcohol, before you get there, in addition to any other responsible drinking habits you would like to commit to. The pledge serves as personal commitment for Sailors to drink responsibly this summer and is completely confidential. The pledge submissions will not be used for statistical compilations for research or policy assessment purposes. Providing your name is completely op-

tional, and no names will be attributed to the information submitted. When it comes to alcohol use, we all have a role in changing the social norms of our Navy and encouraging our shipmates to keep what you’ve earned. It’s simple: think before you drink. Make the pledge to drink responsibly this summer. For more information on how you can encourage responsible drinking among Sailors, visit or call 1-866-U-ASK-NPC. Privacy disclaimer: Your decision to take part in the “Play to Live Pledge” is voluntary and you may refuse to take part, or choose to stop taking part, at any time. A decision not to take part or to stop being a part of the pledge will not negatively impact you in any way. This pledge does not constitute as a survey and is for personal use only.





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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Bluegrass tunes part of the fun Photo, story from White Sands Music Festival organizers

Get ready to tap your heels and clap your hands during The White Sands Music Festival. The three-day music festival, which opened June 12, features country, gospel and bluegrass performers. The family friendly entertainment starts at 1 p.m. today, June 13, and tomorrow, June 14, at the Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway. The final performers are scheduled to go on stage at 9 p.m. each night. Three-day passes were sold in advance. Individual day tickets are available for $20 today and $25 tomorrow. The ticket office will open at 11 a.m. today and tomorrow. Active

duty military discounts are available with I.D. Patrons are asked to bring their own chairs for seating during the concerts. Camping will also be available on site, and local food and craft vendors also will be on hand. Bands scheduled to perform include Trinity River, Delta Reign, Rowell Family Band, Alan Sibley Band, High Cotton, Valley Road Band, Driskill Mountain, Gary Waldrep Band Sweetwater Road, Tru Grass and the Jason Boone Band. Trinity River is a family band from Callahan, Fla., with sensational “country-flavored bluegrass harmonies” by members Mike Harris, Lisa Harris, Josh Harris, Brianna Harris and lead singer and mandolinist, Sarah Harris.

The Gary Waldrep Band hails from a little community called Kilpatrick, nestled in the Northeastern corner of Alabama, near Boaz. The band performs with a traditional sound spiced with original songs and old standards, making them a favorite with acoustic music lovers across the country. The White Sands Music Festival began at the Farmers Opry in Chumuckla, Fla., in 2004. When the Opry House was closed in 2012, the annual music festival moved to the Escambia Country Equestrian Center. This festival will benefit the local community and showcase some of the top musicians from the bluegrass, gospel and country genres. For more information about the festival, go to www.white

At the movies FRIDAY

“Godzilla” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Million Dollar Arm,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Godzilla” (2D), PG-13, 8 p.m.


“Million Dollar Arm,” PG, noon; “Godzilla” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Brick Mansions,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Neighbors,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Godzilla” (2D), PG13, 8 p.m.


“Million Dollar Arm,” PG, noon; “Godzilla” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; “Neighbors,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Godzilla” (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Other Woman,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.


“Neighbors,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Quiet Ones,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Godzilla” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


“Brick Mansions,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Godzilla” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Other Woman,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Neighbors,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Mom’s Night Out,” PG, noon, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (free admission); “Million Dollar Arm,” PG, noon, 3 p.m. (free admission); “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Godzilla” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.


“Brick Mansions,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Godzilla” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Neighbors,” 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

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 • Movies on the Lawn: “The Smurfs 2” (rated PG) is scheduled for tomorrow, June 14. Family movies shown at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) the second and fourth Saturday of month through August in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, at NASP. Door prizes for children. Admission is free. For information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Wellness Center Patriot Recognition Day: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, June 13, Navy Wellness Center, Bldg. 3712, NASP Corry Station. Share your military stories in advance of Flag Day, June 14. For more information, call 452-6802. • Summer Beach Bash Spin: 11:15 a.m. June 19 at Radford Fitness Center. Chaos Spin will have a beach party theme. Workout will incorporate beach ball and beach towel exercises designed to get you fit for the summer. For more information, call 452-9845. • Free tennis clinic: The Pensacola Sports Association is offering a free tennis clinic at NAS Pensacola June 23. Register at or get a registration form at any MWR fitness facility at NASP or NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 434-2800. • Summer aquatics: Mustin Beach Pool, Bldg. 3201, and Mustin Beach are open for the season. The Corry Station pool is closed for repairs. Swimming lessons and aquatic camps are scheduled. For details, go to http://nas or call 452-9429. • Water Babies: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. today, June 14. Other classes are June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. For ages 6 months to 3 years. Open to military, DoD and contractors. $30. For more information, call 452-9429. • Kayak Camp: At Bayou Grande Family Picnic Center (Ski Beach). Sessions for ages 10 to 16 are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 to June 27, Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. Sessions for ages 7 to 9 are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 14 to July 18. Military $6; DoD, contractor $65. For more information, call 452-9429. • Voluntary pre-kindergarten: Corry Station Child Development Center has space for free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) beginning Sept 2. Program offers high-quality education with qualified teachers for children 4 or older on or before Sept 1. For information, call 458-6588. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. One-day course will teach you how to execute NOFFS exercises. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at For more information, call 452-6198. • Summer Reading Program: The “Paws to Read” summer reading program is being held 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 7 at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. For more information or to register, call 452-4362.

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

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Activeduty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Stress management: 10 a.m. to noon June 19. Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes are scheduled for first and third Thursday of each month. For details or to register, call 452-5609. • Disaster Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 26. Hurricane season is here. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from

your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself is to be prepared. For more information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: Next class is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 26. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Parenting Workshop – Ages Zero to Two Years Old: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 9. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age. For more information or to register, call 4525990.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Special Olympics: This group provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for local individuals with intellectual disabilities. Coaches are needed for aquatics, golf, tennis and sailing. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Building, painting, framing and some clerical needs. Group assists lower income and/or disabled people by building and restoring homes. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are numerous opportunities such as helping with events and maintenance and grounds upkeep of the quarters.

• Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q Street. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed the animals, launder towels and bedding and with office tasks. Single volunteers can volunteer at any time, groups will need to set up a time. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and

9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.

Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For NASP Corry Station worship information, call 452-6376.

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.



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