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June 14, 2013
USO centers receive $22,000 in donations From Armed Forces Families Foundation
Tailhook “fly-in” ... NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field was host June 7 to a group of fleet aircraft – EA-18G and F/A-18, C, E, F and D models – from VFA-31, VAQ-129, VFA-87, VFA-31, VFA-213, VAW-124, VMFA-251 and VMFA(AW)-224. The aircraft, all of which were en route to other routine deployments, stopped over at NASP briefly to give student aviators from NASP and NAS Whiting Field a chance to speak with fleet aviators about the career opportunities involved with specific aircraft and squadron deployments. The fly-in was facilitated by Tailhook Association Vice President Cmdr. Tim Murphy. (Above) F/A-18 variants on NASP’s transient line. Photo by Mike O’Connor (Left) VAQ-137’s Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Garner (left) discusses the advantages of electronic attack in the cockpit of an EA-18G Growler to Ens. Tim Fitzpatrick, a student with Training Squadron 10 (VT-10). Photo by Janet Thomas
NASP: search is on for 100th year celebration logo
Apprenticeship tracks updated in LaDRs By Ed Barker NETC PAO
From NASP PAO
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014 and the command leadership is looking for a logo design to represent the celebration. To that end, a contest is being conducted to find a logo that will symbolize the base, its history and its future. The winning artwork will be displayed at all events associated with the 100th year celebration. It will be used in marketing and merchandising and become a permanent part of the history of the air station. The logo contest is open until June 24, and entries will be judged by NASP command staff. The
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The NAS Pensacola USO Center and the Northwest Florida Regional Airport USO Center have received donations totaling more than $22,000. The money has been used to renovate and upgrade both of the heavily trafficked centers. Funds were donated by the charitable organization, the Armed F o r c e s Families Foundation (AFFF). Funds for the donation were raised in local Taco Bell restaurants during their annual “Freedom Bells” fundraiser. Two separate events were held June 11 to celebrate the newly updated USO centers, and to thank all those involved. The NAS Pensacola USO Center receives an
The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced that as of June 6, a major update to the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track Program (PACT) section of the Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) has been posted to Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). Targeted for what were formerly known as general detail (GENDET) Sailors, the PACT program was launched in 2007 to provide milestones and procedures for first-term enlistees that had not Blues at Fiesta of Five Flags... U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, team members wave to the crowd in the Fiesta Day Parade, a part of the Fiesta of Five Flags that celebrates the founding of Pensacola in 1559. Although budget cuts have forced the cancellation of 2013 air shows and practice demonstrations, team members are still committed to their mission of enhancing Navy recruiting, and representing the Navy and Marine Corps aviation in the local community. Photo by MC1 Terry Siren
selected or obtained ratings. According to Tom Smith, enlisted education coordinator for NETC, the first update in the PACT LaDR series, the Engineering PACT (EPACT), was reduced from 35 pages to 15 pages, a significant reduction that makes the roadmap more userfriendly and intuitive. “Based on the feedback we were getting through the LaDR pages on the NKO website, we realized that the apprenticeship tracks should be updated and improved,” Smith said “We are streamlining all of the PACT
LaDRs to focus on the task at hand, which is for Sailors to find a rating for the rest of their career.” MMC(SW/AW) Grover D u c k s w o r t h , E PA C T / B a s i c Engineering Core Curriculum advanced supervisor for the Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Unit Great Lakes, Ill., was instrumental in the update to the non-rated engineering apprenticeship program. “The E-PACT LaDR is a significant value for young Sailors
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average of 12,000 visits per month. The center recently expanded to a second floor and funding was needed to complete the renovation and furnish the 5,000-square-foot of space. The AFFF was able to provide more than $17,000 to provide furniture, flooring, a flat-screen TV, a pool table, a gaming system and games for the use of USO visitors. The USO Center within the Northwest Florida Regional Airport currently serves more than 2,500 troops and their families on a monthly basis, and there is a great deal of wear and tear as a result of the high amount of traffic. Approximately $5,745 has been donated by the AFFF to provide new furniture including chairs, a table,
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Spoofed Facebook accounts used to target DoD employees Ron Borlan Information Assurance Manager
Taken from Navy message 032100Z JUN 13: The Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) has observed activity involving malicious actors using spoofed Facebook accounts to target Department of Defense employees. These malicious actors attempt to create relationships with intended targets by sharing images and pictures. Once the actor believe trust has been established with the target, they may then share malicious executable files or attempt to gain sensitive information. Be aware, that as a government employee,
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June 14, 2013
Improvements at Navy’s EOD school provide realistic training Story, photo by Lt. j.g. Elizabeth Allen Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Public Affairs
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE – According to staff and students, improvements made during the past year at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Division have significantly increased training realism at the school. Upgrade projects included robot training lanes, a structure to simulate night operations for training with the EOD robot, and an obstacle course for students to maneuver through while wearing the bomb suit. Updates were also made to the various scenarios taught at the school, providing added realism. “Until recently, the area that now contains the robot training lanes was covered with trees,” said Army Capt. Nicholas Drury, officer in charge of the IED Division. “Staff, students and instructors volunteered to construct training lanes from material that wasn’t being used.” According to Drury, by using volunteer man-hours for various projects and recycling excess materials, the command avoided significant construction costs for the upgrades. The three new obstacle courses, three emplacement lanes, including roadways, cul-
A student at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) investigates a bus while wearing a bomb suit during a training scenario April 24.
verts and five test lanes streamline the students’ familiarization with how to maneuver robots over and under obstacles, up staircases, down ramps and through tunnels. While maneuvering the robots, students conduct search procedures, device location, render-safe procedures and evidence collection. “Before the course upgrades, students spent one training day on the previously makeshift training lanes,” Drury continued. “Now, students spend three days working with the robots and one day testing their newlydeveloped proficiency.” The bomb suit familiarization
obstacle course, also constructed using excess materials, provides students an opportunity to don a bomb suit and determine its capabilities, and its limitations, and to improve on their dexterity and situational awareness while in the suit. Suited-up students traverse through low and high bars, walk up and down a flight of stairs, and continue through a culvert in order to place a designated tool. One of the exercise’s learning objectives is knowing when it is safe to remove the suit. “This course builds confidence when wearing the bomb suit,” said EODCS Joseph
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barstools and a custom bookshelf. Additionally this center has received a new 50-inch screen TV. AFFF, in conjunction with participating Taco Bell restaurants, has completed numerous projects to support service members and their families across the Southeast. The most recent fundraiser in December brought the total raised to more $1 million. And the USO project offered a good way to support Pensacola area service members and their families. “Our troops’ loved ones are their first line of support. Taco Bell is honored and privileged to have the opportunity to give something back to those who give so much for the rest of us,” said Thaddeus Foster, chief operations officer and Taco Bell franchisee for Southeast QSR Inc. For more information, go to http:// www.armed forcesfamilies.org.
aspiring to be engineers,” said Ducksworth. “It provides a step-by-step guide that allows them to achieve their short-term and longterm goal and is the start of the junior to leadership mentorship process.” Fireman Recruit Gabriel Sellers, a student at SWOS Unit Great Lakes, believes that the E-PACT LaDR is an essential tool to successfully obtaining an engineering rating. “E-PACT makes you feel more secure about your duties as an undesignated Fireman,” said Sellers. “It gives you a basic yet broad view of engineering as a whole.” The PACT series includes E-PACT, Surface PACT (S-PACT) and Aviation PACT (A-PACT) and contains the following components: • Job description and tour assignments. • Listing of Professional Military Education (PME) skills and training to pursue. • Voluntary education recommendations. Logo from page 1
• Comprehensive reference section. The EPACT LaDR is currently available on NKO and the S-PACT and A-PACT are being revised and will be added in the near future. LaDRs are fleet-focused products that provide guidance to Sailors along a learning and development continuum, starting with attributes on how to be a great Sailor, covering virtually every aspect of the Navy's enlisted work force. These rating-specific online guides assist in the Sailor’s journey, explaining in detail what each Sailor needs to succeed at specific points in their career. The LaDRs include information about certifications embedded into the appropriate rank category for each rating that can help Sailors demonstrate their professional competency. Per OpNav Instruction 1500.77, LaDRs are a critical part of Career Development Boards and are to be used when counseling Sailors on career decisions. “LaDRs provide a complete, consistent and logical progression for all Sailors, begin-
winning design will be featured in the July 5 edition of Gosport. Contestants should e-mail their high-quality, print-ready design in JPEG format along with contact information to Patrick Nichols, NAS Pensacola Public Affairs, at patrick.j.nichols@ navy.mil no later than June 24. The winning design must work well in black and white or color, and reproduce successfully in large or small size. Size is suggested at 5-by-5 inch at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (DPI). If you have questions about the contest, call 452-4436.
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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.
Severino, non-commissioned officer in charge of the IED division. “Students receive personal protective equipment instruction regarding the suit in a classroom, but the lab portion of instruction is here at the new obstacle course.” Severino added that the most significant recent improvements to training are the new realism and intricate details in the training sites. One of the scenarios includes a bus depot complete with ticket counter, luggage, computer, phones, lockers and a bus. Other sites have structures such as a bank, church, service mart, gas station, coffee shop, post office, diner, day care facilities, pub and hardware store in a strip mall setting; a storage center; a homemade explosives lab; and a mobile home park. Each location has various details in and around the structures to simulate stateside areas, such as storage materials, furniture, dishes, cell phones and magazines. The training site that represents a mud-hut village outside the continental United States is complete with vehicles, fake animals, sleeping quarters and a room set-up for the construction of homemade bombs. “On day 16 of training, I had to wear the bomb suit and investigate suspicious items at a mobile home park,” said Army Spc. Nathanial Pekarski, a basic course student. “It was a pretty realistic scenario drawn from a
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real-world situation.” The course syllabus places students in realistic scenarios and requires them to consider multiple factors; not just how to render-safe ordnance, but also how to minimize explosive effects on the surrounding areas and personnel. “In the scenario, we had to consider the property and the safe evacuation of people, as well as how to interact with local witnesses and law enforcement,” added Pekarski. In addition to the realism of the structures and details inside, students receive training on how to observe not only the items in the rooms they enter, but to also be aware of hidden explosives, or “booby traps.” “We really never know when or where IED attacks are going to take place,” said Drury. “The fact that they are occurring within the United States really reinforces the significance of our training. The bottom line is we need to be prepared.” NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,100 U.S., partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. For more information on the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, visit the NavScolEOD website: https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ceneoddive/ eods/.
ning in recruit training and continuing up through master chief petty officer of the Navy,” added Smith. “The roadmaps are continually updated and remain the ultimate career reference tool – this latest recalibration of the E-PACT LaDR is a perfect example.” To obtain a copy of the PACT LaDRs, visit https:// wwwa.nko. navy.mil/portal/ careermanagement/eld/home/ professionalapprenticeshipcareertracks(pact) and open the appropriate E-PACT, S-PACT or APACT .pdf file. For additional information about LaDRs, detailed in NavAdmin 258-10, visit http://www.npc.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/ Messages/. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found on the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/.
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June 14, 2013
Some days call for a good cry, snacks and reality TV By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
Ever had one of those days when everything just falls into place? Yeah, me neither. A decade ago, my husband and I were in Boston visiting his old college roommate, who was married with children, a job and a mortgage. Our husbands snuck off to drink beer somewhere, so I hung out with the other wife while she went about her day as a stay-at-home mom to three children. Riding in her dingy minivan, I felt a subtle twinge of anxiety. My counterpart was somewhat tensely gripping the wheel, wearing her husband’s jacket, workout pants marred with a blob of dried schmutz, slippers and a pair of broken sunglasses that sat crooked on her face. The floor was strewn with debris – discarded children’s meal toys, juice boxes, crumpled wrappers and tidbits of food. As she chatted about leaving her career as an attorney to raise the children, my mind wandered. What is that schmutz on her pants? Can’t she scrape it off with her thumbnail? With those glasses cocked sideways, she looks like she might suddenly run us all off a cliff. At least if we are stranded in a ravine, we could survive a few days on the old French fries and Skittles under the seats.
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeatandpotatosoflife.com. She and her family are in the process of transfering from Jacksonville, Fla., to Newport, R.I. Back at her house, she served us some coffee and slumped into a scratched kitchen chair with the newspaper. I could tell that skimming the newspaper was her one selfish indulgences, and depriving her of this little break from her chaotic routine might just sever her precarious hold on sanity. I puttered to allow her time to read. “Hey, listen to this,” she suddenly commanded. “A man filed a missing persons report because his wife disappeared last week. Don’t you know, he found her, happily living in a newly rented apartment. Apparently, she loved him and the kids, but needed a break and just ran away.” My crazed hostess lifted her head from her paper and stared out the window for a few seconds before mumbling, “she ... just ran away.”
“I need to go freshen up a bit,” I lied, and hid in the bathroom in hopes that she would find solace and not a loaded weapon. On the plane ride home, I told myself that I would never have such a cluttered, chaotic life. A few days ago, I was crying like a baby while careening down the expressway in my dirty white minivan. Wearing my standard black work out pants, those ridiculous looking “shape up” shoes, and a fleece jacket adorned with dog hairs, I struggled to see through my tears and the bug guts still enameled on the window from our Memorial Day trip. It had been one of those days. The children sat in their seats, unphased. They had seen this kind of crazed display before and knew I would soon be back to “normal,” which for me was a mental
News of note: Molinari has been named a finalist in the 2013 National Society of Newspaper Columnists competition in the category of online, blog and multimedia columns (under 100,000 monthly visitors). Winners will be announced June 29 at the national conference in Hartford, Conn. Molinari has also been asked to speak on a panel of lifestyles columnists at the conference. She will speak about finding a niche as a military mom columnist. For more information, go to www.columnists.com.
state that vacillated between Supermom and somewhat unstable. The tipping point occurred during an after school conference with my teenage son’s English teacher. News of my son’s academic transgressions, coupled with the normal events of every day life as a military mom – my husband’s long work hours, dirty laundry, the price of gas, dust bunnies, hormones – was just enough to bring me to the brink. But, I didn’t drive our minivan off a cliff or run away. No, much like the old college roommate’s wife up in Boston, I maintained my grip on that invisible thread from which we military moms hang and did what I needed to do to survive the chaos. On that particular afternoon, it only took a good cry, an entire bag of Combos, and two DVR’ed episodes of
“Dance Moms” for me to make a full recovery. Ironically, I was impressed with myself and mothers everywhere, who, despite it all, continue to muster the strength to face one of those days.
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June 14, 2013
T-1 Jayhawk modifications take electronic warfare training airborne By Capt. Ashley Walker 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
The 451st Flying Training Squadron completed the final step of a long journey when a T1A Jayhawk modified for electronic warfare training took flight on a training sortie June 4. This is the first time in Air Force history an undergraduate aviation program has formally incorporated the fundamentals of electronic warfare in flight into their combat systems officer training syllabus. “Incorporating a formalized, airborne electronic warfare training platform is a first for flying training at the undergraduate CSO level,” said Lt. Col. Timothy Moser, the 451st FTS commander. “Eleven years after the original (Chief Staff of the Air Force) vision and after four years of testing, the first official student training flight is a significant accomplishment for the unit and the Air Force.” “The 451st FTS has embraced innovation,” said Gen. Edward Rice, the commander of Air Education and Training Command. “Rather than rest on their laurels, the unit strived to find better ways of doing business, while embracing a culture of cost consciousness. Advances like these enable our nation’s airpower advantage while helping us meet today’s fiscal challenges.” While the 451st FTS, which executes the advanced phase of undergraduate CSO training, has employed the T-1 since 2009, the newest modifications usher in a new era in CSO training. Previously, the electronic warfare portion of CSO training was taught only in a simulator with basic flying skills taught in the
2nd Lt. Jeremy Mooney (left), 2nd Lt. Chad James and Kevin Saighman, all members of the 451st Flying Training Squadron, go over mission information prior to the first flight of the modified T-1 Jayhawk June 4 at Naval Air Station Pensacola.The aircraft has been modified for electronic warfare training, marking the first time in Air Force history that an undergraduate aviation program has formally incorporated the fundamentals of electronic warfare in flight into their syllabus. Photo by A1C Kailyn Cabrera
aircraft. With the new modification, the electronic warfare skills are now integrated into the flying where the concepts initially taught exclusively in the simulator are reinforced airborne. The modifications allow the T-1 to hold an additional student and instructor station in the aft section of the aircraft. The aft training stations receive flight information from the aircraft’s avionics, global positioning system, flight instruments and simulated threats are introduced to provide a virtual threat environment to students. The modifications also include new touchscreen consoles that allow instructors to interact with stu-
dents and set up different threat scenarios to better teach students how to identify and react to notional threats while in flight. The addition of the second training station and instructor station allow twice as many student training events to take place in the same amount of sorties, Moser said. “Basic electronic warfare training has never been formally conducted airborne until now,” he said. “And because of the modifications, we’re able to do so without adding any additional sorties, which saves resources and Airmen’s time while enhancing the quality of our training. “The configurability of this
2nd Lt. Chad James, 2nd Lt. Jeremy Mooney, Lt. Col. Timothy Moser, Kevin Salonman and Maj. Carrie Register, all of the 451st Flying Training Squadron, pose for a photo in front of a modified T1 Jayhawk aircraft before its first flight June 4 at NASP. Photo by Master Sgt. Michelle Alexander
system allows for flexibility in training we’ve never had before – it’s nearly limitless,” Moser said of the system. “All an instructor needs to do is change the configurations in the system and the student can train for practically any scenario in any operational airframe they are eligible for assignment to later. Not only are we getting twice as much accomplished in one sortie, we’re also saving future resources because we won’t have to update the aircraft as frequently to adapt to changing requirements.” “The new modifications prepare students for operational responsibilities in a threat environment, while fostering crew coordination and the ability to problem solve during actual flight,” said Maj. J.D. Shell, the 451st FTS director of staff. “Through innovation, we’ve changed the way the Air Force conducts undergraduate electronic warfare training.” “The training is now more modern and incorporates advances in GPS technology and electronic flight displays, similar to operational aircraft. The result is a better prepared aviator for the operational Air Force,” Shell said. In addition to navigation duties, in operational aircraft CSOs inform aircrew members of threats, provide systems management, verify target identity and release munitions. The new T-1 modification helps teach students those responsibilities by providing simulated synthetic
radar with a virtual target. Instructors aboard the aircraft have the ability to dynamically control threats in real time. The modified T-1 system also has the capability to record and play back the flight data for further evaluation and enhanced flight debriefs. The modified T-1 development and test team, affectionately known as “the Mod Squad,” worked to improve system reliability to make the system more user-friendly for instructors and students. The team, composed of civilian engineers and 451st FTS instructors, worked to automate unnecessary and cumbersome procedures, thereby lowering the chance for instructor-induced errors, and securing valuable training. Following the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, the Air Force was tasked to consolidate specialized undergraduate navigator, electronic warfare officer and weapons system officer training into one course. The result was the creation of Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer training and the stand up of the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 2010. The group is now the sole provider of Air Force CSO training, graduating approximately 350 students per year. Once they’ve completed the program, each graduate is universally assignable, meaning they can be assigned to any aircraft with a CSO crew position in the Air Force fleet.
June 14, 2013
Battle of Midway vet gets a hand from NHP’s chiefs By MC1 James Stenberg NHP Assisitant PAO
FOLEY, Ala. – A common saying among the Navy’s eternal brotherhood of chief petty officers is “once a chief, always a chief.” That expression was clearly evident when 12 members of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) arrived May 29 at the home of 94-year-old Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, retired chief, to help with everyday tasks he is no longer able to do. A 28-year veteran, Wheeler served aboard USS Enterprise (CV 6) from May 1941 to February 1944 as an aviation ordnanceman. During that time, the Enterprise participated in numerous engagements against the Japanese navy including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern
Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands and various other air-sea engagements during the Guadalcanal campaign. “I don’t have the words to express my gratitude in relations to what you all are doing for me,” Wheeler told the group. “Any little thing helps me tremendously. I used to be able to mow the lawn, pick up blown down limbs and leaves and maintain the place.” When the NHP CPOA was approached about the opportunity to assist, they embraced it whole heartedly. “As soon as this was presented to the chiefs, no one in the association hesitated for a second,” said HMC Chi Patrick. “(Helping) is what we do. When a fellow chief needs help, we just do it.” Although the work was not what some people
HMCS Patrick Updergraff and HMCS Bobby Pilgrim, both with Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Chief Petty Officers Association, support Charles Wheeler as he tells of his experiences in the Navy during World War II. NHP’s CPOA volunteered to help Wheeler with some yard work the 94-year-old retired chief is no longer able to do.
would call important, it was very important to those who volunteered to
CSC Gary Jackson and ETC Jerry Juhl, both with Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Chief Petty Officers Association, roll fence and remove fence posts from the home of Charles Wheeler, a retired chief, May 29.
do the work and who it was done for. As the chiefs arrived, they split up into groups to accomplish several tasks such as mowing the lawn, removing a section of an old fence and digging up fence posts. The group of senior enlisted leaders was eager to help in any way they could. “We’re just doing some yard work and simple home beautification for a retired chief,” said Chief HMC Chris McKenzie. “The fact that he, as a chief, paved the way for who I am today, blows my mind. To think what (vet-
erans) went through so that we could have the luxury that we have today makes me feel really honored to be here.” About halfway through the morning, Wheeler came outside to talk with this new generation of chiefs. “I’m excited, I really am,” said McKenzie. “When I talked to him, he came alive talking about his battle experiences and some of the things he went through. It is one thing to read a history book, but when you can talk to living history, it’s just a phenomenal thing for me. It’s
been a truly great experience.” After several sea stories reminiscing of old times and a few shared laughs, Wheeler returned inside and the chiefs resumed their work. When asked what he thought of Wheeler’s service to the country, LSC Brian Garfield said, “It’s priceless, that’s one of the types of services that can never be repaid. We can only stay committed to make sure we meet the mission all the time like (veterans) did back in that time. We will always be in debt for that service.”
June 14, 2013
Sailors wearing new ranks at NASWF Story, photo by Jay Cope NASWF PAO
Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field recognized the achievements of soon-to-be-advanced Sailors during a frocking ceremony May 31. More than 20 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 ranks 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 were frocked to third class. Each Sailor received a frocking letter from Capt. Matthew Coughlin, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, which read 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 received frocking letters from Capt. Matthew Coughlin (left, rear) during the frocking ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field May 31. 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.
Sailors from NAS Whiting Field selected for advancement include: AB1 Fernando Diaz, AB1 Edwars Forbes, AC1 Mark Grenda, AB1 Christopher Jacobs, AB1 Kyle Krause, MA1 Erica Roten, AB2 Eric Aning, AB2 Kevin Beckford, AC2 Lauren Haavisto, AC2 Justin Morgan, AC2 Keesha Page, AC2 Erin Pitts,
AC2 James Scott, AB2 Bernard Ugalde, AC3 Logan Hays, AC3 David Knight, AC3 Jeremy Merki, AC3 Preston Miller, AC3 Christina Ramirez, IT3 Joseph Smith, AC3 Takiyah Watson and AC3 Darren Williams. “This is an august group of Sailors who have worked hard to get to this
point, and they should be very proud of their accomplishments,” Coughlin stated to the family and shipmates in attendance. “It is difficult to stay in today’s Navy, and there are a lot of phenomenal Sailors who didn’t get promoted today. Keep fighting to get there. I want to see you all on this stage someday.”
NASWF seeking employers for job fair The Fleet and Family Support Center at Naval Air Station Whiting Field is sponsoring its 24th annual job fair Aug. 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held in Sikes Hall onboard NASWF. Many local, regional and national businesses will be represented at the job fair. Sikes Hall, a spacious, indoor, air-conditioned facility, will be provided for approximately 80 employers to set up individual displays and recruiting booths. Military-friendly employers are strongly encouraged to
attend. The fair is open to the public and there are no admittance fees. Job seekers attending this event are encouraged to bring several copies of their resume with them. Job fairs provide a unique opportunity for the employer and those seeking employment to actually discuss the job possibilities available. More than 1,000 prospective employees attended the 2012 fair with greater than 600 interviews and 110 hires occurring during the day. The event is regularly lauded by businesses as one of the largest and best
organized in Northwest Florida. Wounded active duty members, retired members and their spouses and family members are welcome. Employers may phone Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177, or fax (850) 6237642 or (850) 623-7690 to request a booth at this event. E-mails may be sent to Darryl.Johnson2@ navy.mil, or Terri.Maddox@ navy.mil. There are no fees to obtain a booth.
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June 14, 2013
Dance event features local, TV celebs
The fifth annual “Life’s a Dance” event benefiting Covenant Hospice is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, June 15, at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio owners Dawn Westberry and Victor Luna are presenting the evening featuring cast members from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” including Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Tristan MacManus, Val Chmerkovskiy and Oksana Dmytrenko. Studio instructors will partner with local celebrities. Tickets are $35, $50 and $75. A limited number of VIP seats that offer access to an exclusive cast party will be sold for $150. Tickets may be purchased at the Pensacola Saenger Box Office at 595-3880 or online at ticketmaster.com. For more information, contact Leah Harrison, senior development manager, at 438-9714 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at http://eventsat covenant.org/lifesadance/index.html.
Kites to be flying in Navarre Beach
The second annual KiteFest at Navarre Beach is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, June 15. The free event features a day of family fun at the beach. There will be a picnic and participants will be flying kites in memory of those affected by Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). The event is being presented by the Gulf Coast Regional Networking Alliance of the HHT Foundation International and a small group of beach-loving kite flyers. For more information, e-mail the HHT regional coordinator at email@example.com.
MESS Hall has special summer hours
The Pensacola MESS Hall (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff), 116 N. Tarragona St., offers hands-on opportunities for children and young people. Hours of operation have been extended for the summer and several special events are planned. From June through August, the Pensacola MESS Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Summer camp sessions are available for grades 1-9. For more information, go to www.Pensacola MESShall.org or call (877) 937-6377.
Exchange offering event for women
An Intimate Fit Clinic for women is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall at 5600 Highway 98 West. Call Mall Customer Service at 458-8254 to book an appointment in advance.
Budget for Baby classes scheduled
Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 22 in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.
Gathering planned to mark Juneteenth
The 10th annual Sankofa Juneteenth Heritage Gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 15, at The Belmont Building, 432 West Belmont Street. The theme is “Restoring the Forgotten Heritage to the Forgotten People.” The event will feature music, displays, dance presentations, a storyteller, youth activities, a heritage market and food vendors. For more information, contact Elder Columbus Thompson or Ima Linda Thomas at 316-0376 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show to feature coins and currency
Pensacola Numismatic Society Coin & Currency Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, June 15, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at the Hadji Shrine Temple, 800 West Nine Mile Road. Admission will be $1 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. There will be hourly door prizes and raffles for two gold American Eagles and 10 Silver Eagles. For more information, contact the show chairmen Bud Cooly or Steve Gerlach by phone at 473-1515 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Coin collectors to meet June 20
Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on Mexican currency. A coin auction will be held after completion of the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.
Enter your team in the Doggie Bowl
Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Humane Society of Pensacola’s Doggie Bowl, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 at Cordova Lanes. The Humane Society of Pensacola is a no-kill
Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. shelter for cats and dogs located at 5 North Q St. Teams of four to six people cost $20 per person with shoe rental and five door prize tickets included. The grand prize is a trophy and a $100 gift certificate for a team dinner. Other activities include a team costume contest. Sponsorships are also available. Deadline for sponsor sign up is June 12. For details or entry forms, go to www.humane societyofpensacola.org and click on News and Events. You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Host families needed for Iraqi teens
The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is a local organization that partners with the U.S. Department of State on professional and student exchange programs. For the fourth year in a row, Pensacola is one of five cities to host a family week for nine Iraqi high school students in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy of Baghdad. The council is looking for families with teens who are willing to share their family life from July 9–21 with one or two Iraqi boys, ages 15 and 16. The local program will keep the teens busy during the workday hours. Host family teenagers are welcome to participate in some of the local Pensacola activities, but are not required to do so. If you would like to host an IYLEP participant, call 595-0817. To read more about the program, go to www.gulfcoastdiplomacy.org.
Students can try out for stage workshop
Pensacola State College has scheduled auditions for the 2013 Summer High School Onstage Workshop. The workshop is open to students who will be in grades 9-12 in the 2013-2014 school year, as well as May graduates. This year’s production will be “The Wedding Singer.” Auditions for the musical are scheduled for 8 a.m. June 17-18 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. Featured roles include several men and women and a large chorus. Auditions include singing and dancing. Students should bring sheet music or a background tape and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Performances are scheduled for July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. For more information, call 484-1847.
Basketball referee camp scheduled
The Miracle Strip Basketball Officials Association will be conducting a beginning basketball referee instructional camp June 28-29 at Pensacola State College. The camp is open to men and women ages 18 years and older that have an interest in becoming a certified high school basketball referee. Cost is $25. A camp brochure and additional information may be obtained by contacting Chip Boes by phone at 968-9299 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance workshop scheduled at PSC
Pensacola State College (PSC) will present the 32nd annual Summer Dance Workshop June 17-21 on the Pensacola campus. An online registration form is available at pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops. Walk-in registration is available through June 17 in the Registration Office in Bldg. 2. The workshop draws hundreds of dancers nationwide. Top dance instructors teach classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary/modern, improvisation, theatre dance and pilates. Students may earn college credit and audition for scholarships. Cost varies. For more information, contact LaVonne French by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 484-1809.
EscaRosa CFC getting ready for 2013
The EscaRosa Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is in the initial planning stages for the 2013 program and there are several ways you can get involved. Recommendations are being accepted for federal employees to participate in sub-committees to offer ideas, suggestions and recommendations to the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC). Sub-committees include marketing, awards, spe-
cial events and materials. For more information, contact CFC Director Ron Denson by phone at 452-2029 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purple Heart group to meet June 15
A meeting of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Hearts is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow, June 15, at the fellowship hall of the West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 West Highway 90, in Pace. June birthdays will be celebrated. Members of the ladies auxiliary will be serving lunch after the meeting. For more information, Royce Mosley at (850) 626-0078.
Blue Morning presents new show
The Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is continuing its visiting artist series with a show by Konstantyn Sylin, an internationally acclaimed watercolor artist from the Ukraine who now lives in Pensacola. The show will be up until June 29. For information, call 429-9100 or go to www.bluemorninggallery.com.
Virginia College holding open house
Virginia College in Pensacola will present a Friends and Family Summer Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, June 15, at the campus at 19 West Garden St. Attendees are encouraged to help local military veterans and their families by bringing non-perishable items to be donated to the Global War on Terror Vets in Need, a committee of the Pensacola Veteran’s Memorial Park Foundation. Various planned activities will provide fun for the whole family. Refreshments will be provided to guests, as well as free giveaways, and the opportunity to win door prizes. Attendees will also be able to take a tour of the campus and receive information about programs offered. For more information, call 436-8444 or go to vc.edu/Pensacola.
Nurse association schedules meeting
The local chapter of the Navy Nurse Corps Association will have a membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 21 at Jackson’s Restaurant, 400 South Palafox. All former Navy nurses, active duty nurses, Navy reserve nurses, and retired Navy nurses are invited to attend. You do not need to be a member to attend this meeting. Bring another Navy nurse. Spouses and interested others are always welcome to attend. Highlights from the recent national board meeting will be presented by Dr. Susie McCord, a retired Navy commander. In addition, recent recipients of the chapter scholarships will be introduced. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Carole Watkins Jewett. Jewett is also active in the Civil Air Patrol. Reservations must be made no later than June 18. To make reservations, e-mail Vicki Coyle at email@example.com or contact Susie McCord by phone at 457-2594 or 776-2123 or by email at TAMB1466@gmail.com.
Test drives help Operation Gratitude
You can “Go Further for Our Troops” at local Ford dealerships by taking a test drive today, June 14, through June 16. For each test drive taken, Southern Ford Dealers will donate a care package to Operation Gratitude in the driver’s name. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license to participate. For a list of dealership locations and hours of operation, go to www.SouthernFordDealers.com.
University announces fall registration
Fall registration has begun for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education (WED) and Development and Health Care Management (HCM) bachelor’s degree programs. The fall semester begins Aug. 24. Classes are held online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building. Credit is also awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for WED, or Beth Huston at 455-2449 or by e-mail at email@example.com for HCM.
Restaurant plans series of dinners
Rodizio Grill, 605 East Gregory St., kicking of a series of events with a “Guy’s Night Out” party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 20. The event will feature a special menu, local vendors, door prizes, a bartending exhibition, complimentary beer tasting, drink specials, and a fundraising raffle. Cost is $25 per person. The Brazilian-style steakhouse is planning a series of dinners on the third Thursday of each month with guests becoming members of the “Carnivore Club.” Each event will offer an opportunity to raise donations for a local charity. This month’s featured charity is Heroes on the Water, a group that hosts disabled veterans for day trips fishing from kayaks. For more information on Heroes on the Water, go to http://heroesonthe water.org/. For reservations or more information, call 4662113.
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Disabled Marine instructor recognized; See page B2 Spotlight
‘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. • 3 percent were part of a subfamily living in someone else’s home. • 1.96 million: Number of single fathers in 2012; 16 percent of single parents were men. • 9 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18. • About 44 percent were divorced, 31 percent were never married, 20 percent were separated and 5 percent were widowed. • 42 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more. Thinking of you, Dad • 7,368: The number of men’s clothing stores around the country (as of 2010), a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. •15,542: The number of hardware stores (as of 2010), a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,764
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. • 24.4 million: Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2012. • 21 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only).
home centers across the country in 2010. •21,418: Number of sporting goods stores in 2010. 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. Source: GFK Mediamark Research and Intelligence as cited in the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012, Table 1240. Stay at home dads • 189,000. Estimated number of stayat-home dads in 2012. 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 upward of 369,000 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 $1.9 billion: Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2009; they were due $3.5 billion. In contrast, custodial mothers received $19.5 billion of the $31.7 billion in support that was due. 34 percent: Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due in 2009, not significantly different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers, 42 percent. 70 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 58 percent.
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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Jokes & Groaners Just 100 years later ... In 1913, 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 1913, 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 1913, fathers pined for the old country – Ireland, Italy or Germany. Today, fathers pine for old country – Hank Williams. In 1913, 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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Disabled Marine instructor recognized for exceptional service By Jena Stephenson Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit (CNATTMarU) Cherry Point announced May 31 that one of its instructors was selected the United States Marine Corps nominee for Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with a Disability. Staff Sgt. Zavian Simpson will be officially recognized later this year during an awards ceremony at the Pentagon. Proud of the recognition, Simpson says he has always been dedicated to excellence. “Marines strive in times of tribulation and adversity,” Simpson said. “It’s an incredible and humbling feeling to represent the Corps. When I was a recruit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island I was taught that ‘Marines improvise, adapt, and overcome.’ The phrase was etched into my brain and it has helped aid me to overcome the difficulties associated with being an amputee. I take no day for granted and am proud to continue my service as a Marine.” The award is part of the National Affinity Groups distinguished service awards which recognizes individual Marines and Marine Corps civilian
Marine Staff Sgt. Zavian Simpson, an instructor at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit (CNATTMarU) Cherry Point, discusses course work with students learning advanced aircraft electrical systems. Simpson is the United States Marine Corps nominee for Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with a Disability and will be officially recognized later this year during an awards ceremony at the Pentagon. Photo from CNATT
employees who distinguished themselves through their professional achievements, significant contributions to their community, and high degree of personal integrity and ethical conduct. “To a Marine like Staff Sgt.
Simpson, mission accomplishment is ensuring his students receive the proper training each and every day,” said Marine Lt. Col. Jaime Gutierrez, commanding officer, CNATTMarU Cherry Point. “He is a fine exam-
ple to future naval aviation maintainers, that a leader can and will overcome any challenge placed in front of them.” Simpson was seriously wounded in the fall of 2005, by an improvised explosive device
(IED) while serving as convoy commander for 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines during a mounted convoy patrol in Afghanistan. Since then, he has overcome the challenge of adapting to the loss of his right leg below the knee and allowed to remain on active duty to continue his Marine Corps career. In 2008, he was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant and awarded the Gung Ho Award for being an inspiration to his fellow Marines while attending the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy Career Course. As the senior noncommissioned officer in charge of advanced aircraft electrical systems technicians, he is responsible for the training, qualification, and scheduling of seven electrical systems instructors, and is also the command’s voting assistance officer. “Staff Sgt. Simpson set the standard for a model ‘Wounded Warrior Marine’ by demonstrating that through adversity, a Marine can still conduct his occupational specialty as a Marine, which all others should emulate,” said Michael Applegate, United States Marine Corps director of Manpower Plans and Policy Division. For more information about CNATTMarU Cherry Point, visit http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ cnatt/ cherrypoint/ .
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Blood donors get free steak dinner From OneBlood
Outback Steakhouse has teamed up with OneBlood, the not-for-profit Northwest Florida Blood Services, to thank blood donors with a special summer promotion. Anyone who donates blood or platelets at least two times between June 1 and Sept. 30, will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. Plus, donors also will be entered into the “Outback for a Year” drawing. The winner will receive two $20 Outback gift vouchers every month for a year. Outback Steakhouse is partnering with OneBlood in an effort to increase summer donations and
help shine a spotlight on the constant need for blood donations. A surprising statistic is that 39 percent of people are eligible to donate blood, but only about 5 percent give. “At Outback we are inspired by those who selflessly volunteer to donate blood. We are thankful for the impact that it has on those receiving blood so they can lead healthy, normal lives. It gives us a great sense of pride to have that kind of impact on our communities,” said Jeff Smith, president of Outback Steakhouse. Blood donations are always needed, especially during the summer when donations become more challenging due to vacations and school breaks.
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Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the local community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. All donors receive a wellness check-up including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening each time they give blood. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To find out more about the Outback summer promotion go to www.oneblood.org/Outback. For more information about donating blood, go to www.one blood.org.
Looking for a home ... A stray cat that has been under care at the NAS Pensacola/Corry Station Veterinary Treatment Facility is ready for adoption, according to Branch Chief Capt. Michael Bellin. The cat was brought in injured May 24, Bellin said. A neutered male, the cat is 2 to 3 years old and is playful and affectionate, but is not a lap cat. Bellin said he will come with all of his shots current and he will be microchipped. For more information, call 452-6878. Photo from NAS Pensacola/Corry Station Veterinary Treatment Facility
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The sun goes down during last year’s Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley, Ala. Weather permitting, balloons are scheduled to light up the night sky starting at 7:30 p.m. today, June 14, and tomorrow, June 15. Photo from South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
Foley welcomes balloons Two-day festival features music, food, entertainment and arts and crafts From South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
You might spot some giant balloons floating across the skies in South Baldwin County this weekend. The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Tanger Outlets, will feature more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country. This is the ninth year for the annual event in Foley, Ala. The festival will feature something for every member of the family. Entertainment will include a live music from country to rock. Other offerings will include performances by the Disc Connected K-9 World Famous Frisbee Dog Show, a free Kid’s Fun Zone and the Alligator Alley reptile show. There also will be antique tractor displays and demonstrations and an
DETAILS WHAT: Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. WHEN: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, June 14; and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, June 15. WHERE: Foley Sports Complex, 18507 U.S. Highway 98 West, 1/2 mile west of U.S. 98/U.S. 59 intersection in Foley, Ala. COST: Free admission. FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com.
arts and crafts village as well as other merchandise vendors. A food court will feature treats such as homemade ice cream and barbecue dinners. All balloon flights and displays are weather permitting. Winds must be less than 5 mph to safely inflate balloons on the festival grounds. Onsite parking is limited. Parking passes can be purchased ($5 per vehicle/per day). Free shuttles will run on a 15-minute rotation from Tanger Outlets (behind the
Nike store). New this year, will be tethered balloon rides. Balloons secured by a tie down system will take passengers up to 25 feet up to give them a bird’s eye view of the festival. A limited number of tickets will be sold for the tethered rides, which are scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. Cost is $20 per person adult or $15 per person ages 12 younger. Tickets can be pre-purchased at www.gulfcoast balloonfestival.com or onsite.
At the movies “Despicable Me” (3D), PG, 4:40 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 6:40 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Iron Man 3” (2D), PG-13, 8:30 p.m.
“Iron Man 3” (3D), PG-13, 12:20 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (3D), PG-13, 3:10 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.; “The Incredibles,” PG, noon; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Iron Man 3” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (2D), PG-13, 8:30 p.m. “Despicable Me” (3D), PG, noon; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “World War Z,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free sneak preview); “Iron Man 3” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Incredibles,” PG, 1 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (2D), PG-13, 6:30 p.m.
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Peeples,” PG-13, 5:20 p.m.; “Mud,” PG-13, 7:20 p.m.
“The Big Wedding,” R, 5:20 p.m.; “Iron Man 3” (3D), PG-13, 7:20 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Peeples,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Despicable Me” (3D), PG, 12:30 p.m. (free); “Despicable Me” (2D), PG, 3 p.m. (free); “Star
Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. ; “The Incredibles,” PG, noon, 2:30 p.m. (free); “The Big Wedding,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Iron Man 3” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Tyler Perry’s Peeples,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Pain & Gain,” R, 5 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
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
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Fatherʼs Day specials: Dad will get six free games June 16 at the Corry Bowling Center, Bldg. 3738. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 452-6380. The Blue Angel Recreation Area is celebrating Father’s Day by waiving fees for dads on the paint ball field. Dads also will get 50 percent off on boat rentals, and families can play disc golf or putt-putt for free. For more information, call 453-9435. • Summer swimming: Outdoor pools open at Mustin Beach and Corry Station. Admission is free for active duty and dependents, military retirees and children younger than 5; $2 for retiree dependents, $3 for DoD employees and $4 for guests. Pool passes are available at the Aquatic Office, Bldg. 3203, behind Mustin Beach Club. Pools closed Monday. Lifeguards man Barrancas Beach 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 452-9429. • Matinee movies: Portside Cinemas is offering free matinee movies every Wednesday in June. Movie times are noon and 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-3522. • Tennis clinics: Monday and Wednesday at A.C. Read Courts. Ages 10 and younger, 3:15 to 4 p.m.; ages 11 to 17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Private and group lessons also available. Instructor is USPTA tennis professional Cameron Jones. Cost is $10. For information, call 292-3502. • Summer Reading Program: Continues through Aug. 1. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday for third grade to eighth grade. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday for toddler to second grade. Free for children. Crafts, refreshments, stories and prizes. Sign up at NASP Library, Bldg. 634. For more information, call 452-4362. • “Pinocchio” auditions: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 24 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium. For ages 13-18. Rehearsals will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 25 to 28. Performance will be 5:30 p.m. June 29. For more information, call 452-2417. • Beach volleyball: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 17-21 at Barrancas Beach. Ages 10 to 16. $60 for active duty and retired, $65 for DoD and $70 for civilian. For more information, call 452-9429. • Youth bowling camps: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26-28, July 16-18 and Aug. 14-16 at Corry Bowling Center. For ages 5 to 18. Cost is $60. Each camp includes bowling, lunch and learning sections with coach. For more information, call 452-6380. • Spin instructors needed: Become a certified instructor. Radford Fitness Center and Corry Wellness Center need substitute certified spinning instructors. The next certification class starts Oct. 19. Registration fee is $295. Required products are $10. Active-duty military or dependents get at $50 discount. To register, go to www.spinnning.com. For more information, call Lisa Carson at 452-6802 .
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 www.naspensacola-mwr.com/singsail/ liberty.htm.
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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, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; 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 to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor 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 provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members and DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your health, both physically and mentally. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive,
happier and healthier. This class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Sea Cadets: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a small group of young people (male and female) ages 11 to 18, are looking for adult volunteers who are experienced in military matters. For more information, contact CTT2 James Barrett at James.firstname.lastname@example.org. • Pensacola Habitat for
Humanity: Volunteers are need to help build houses. You must be at least 16 years old and be willing to work an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. For dates, times and locations or any other information, call 4345456, ext. 140. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant
•Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic
• Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.
• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints
• Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. 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 more information, call 452-2341.
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PENSACOLA PARACON: A Sci-Fi, Anime, G a m i n g , Costuming & H o r r o r Convention Aug 17, 18. 941-4321. Pensacolaparac on.com
4/2/2, new paint, fireplace, n e w appliances, privacy fence, backyard. Nice neighborhood N E . $1,150/month. 485-0006
Buying/Selling 20% rebate r e a l t o r commission to m i l i t a r y members. Resort Realty, 850-221-8024
Real Estate Wa t e r f r o n t condos. For sale or rent. 1/1 o w n e r financed. 5 minutes from downtown. 10 minutes from NAS. 982-9800 or 637-1555. Sale prices starting at $69,500, rentals starting at $575.
King-size bed, m a t t r e s s i n c l u d e d headboard, footboard, two nightstands, dresser with mirror, oak armoire. $800. 697-602-8657
DVD’s Best of the Dean Martin Show 24 and 5 Celebrity Roast’s cost over $560, sell $200 obo. 455-3362
B a s e b a l l /Softball net. Over 25’x80’, used, but whole and good condition. $50 firm 607-7535
AR15 midlength 16” bbl DTI upper NFA lower 6pos stk w/cable lock and 30 round magazine, $800. 405-5377916
Carasand rug, no smoking, no pets, navy sarouk, 5’9” x 9’, original collection, new condition, $350. 384-0122
Spinner (R) Pace exercise bike. Paid $650. Looking for $ 5 0 0 obo. Info/photo call 843-5133424
Oil paintings and other framed M4 carbine 16” pictures. 456bbl RedX upper 1368 NFA lower 6pos Stereo with stk w/cable lock speakers. Radio, and 30 round cassette and CD magazine, $800. player. $35. 456- 405-537-7916 1368 Pride mobility B r a n d - n e w , power lift never broken chair/recliner, seal, HMX-F80 burgundy velour, Samsung high- e x c e l l e n t def camcorder, conditio, $325. $100 firm. 458- 456-8920 2858
Moving sale, everything must go! Furniture, bed, tapestries, fishing gear, trinkets, clothes and much more. June 15, 8-1pm 1954 Coral 3/2 space on Island Rd. water w/dock, close to NAS, C h e r r y $95,500. Chris, bookshelf and 850-375-4201 desk, twin bed Plan for retirement!!! Small business for sale, Orange Beach, Ala. Turnkey neighborhood s h i p p i n g business in same great location for 20+ years. Strong gift/retail sales. Inventory conveys/no real estate conveys. Lease available to new owner. $129,000. Surf Song Realty LLC. (251) 9803000
I t a l i a n Greyhound pups. All shots, excellent champion background, male & females, $100 and up. 981-0228 Hounds mix, fixed adults, free to excellent home. 542-7642
(w/frame) dressers, and Articles for sale more. For photos/info: L e a t h e r 843-513-3424. recliner - great condition. Lane Employment f u r n i t u r e . Purchased for Yard Man – $1,200, asking D e p e n d a b l e . $400 obo. Please Call 458-9007 contact via email at C a s h S a v e r dhmorrison1@g Perdido hiring mail.com or cell, all positions. 843-822-8766. Apply online at greers.com/care ers.
W i c k e r loveseat, two endtables, glass table, TV stand with TV, $800. 697-602-8657 Beautiful chaise lounge, $700. 697-6028657
Sig, P226/9mm, mint condition. night sights, SRT trigger, nitron finish. $700 firm. solstice62@gmai l.com, 712-3327
TV wall mount for 37-80” TVs, Fun, cost $169, sell Family River $100 obo. 455- Styx Resorts. Rafting, 3362 swimming pools, tubs, 2 laptop hot computers, 14” c h i l d r e n ’ s Latitude Dell p l a y g r o u n d , D630n with MS many extras. Pd 7 software. Cost $8,000, sell for over $300, sell $2,000. 251-213$100. 455-3362 8293
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Dining Room Magazine table (2 leafs) and collection, 1996 6 chairs, old but to present, $200 still sturdy, $150. obo. 932-3467 456-8920 Zenith DTT901 wood digital tuner Solid dining table set converter box, w/6 chairs, $950. new in box, all documents, $30. Very nice! Call Daniel, 393-8312 932-3467
Microwave, stainless steal, GE, 24”, $85. 384-0122 Hummal vase goose girl no. 1106. Highway collectible. $165. 384-0122 WWII patches, very rare, women’s service pilots, UMA army airbase gunnery school, air corps gunner. $100 takes all or trade. 454-9486 WWII souvenir rifle. German, 8mm mouser, KAR 98. All o r i g i n a l , m a t c h i n g n u m b e r s , s h o o t i n g condition. $300 or trade. 4549486
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Fishing, 10 reels, zip code 33, s h i m o n o , Shakespeare, etc, most have rods, all work. Great for bridge fishing. $50 for all. 417-1694
Autos for sale
Black/yellow 2004 Suzuki GSX-R 750. 12,800 miles. New tires, brakes, plugs, air filter, coolant, oil/filter. Looks/runs like new. $6,000 for bike, $7,000 for bike plus all gear. 317-363-8395
21’ Center Console Dawson Boat. Pensacola built in 2000. 150 HP Yamaha 2000 Outboard. $8,995 obo. 2610045
Homes for rent
R o o m a t e wanted in nice newer 4/3 home, 15 minutes to base, nonsmoking male, no pets, $375/month. 291-4591.
• New Model R u g e r Blackhawk, .357, Blued Finish, Asking $400. If interested call 850-232-2612. Ask for Jason. • GE Stove with over the range vent hood, $100 and GE Dishwasher, $40 OBO. Call Mac, 850-232-1068 • GE older model electric stove, $30. Kenmore electric dryer, older model but works great - $40. K e n m o r e Dishwasher, older model but works great $20. Call Kathy 850-453-3775.
1980 CJ5 Jeep Renegade, $5,500. Straight 6, 4x4 w/soft top. Runs great! Call Daniel, 3938312
1994 325 BMW b l a c k convertible, auto. tr. leather, A/C. 151 mi. 3840189 1999 Harley Davidson 883XL Trucks/Vans/ SUV’s Custom $3,995 2012 F150 Lariet obo. 261-0045 FWD Supercrew E c o B o o s t , Misc. Motor navigation, 5,700 miles, black/tan, • 1991, 23 ft. Fish $38,900. 291Hawk with walk8567 around cuddy Motorcycles cabin. NEWER Vortec 350 2004 Kawasaki Engine & Vulcan Classic Outdrive - engine 800, 7,500 miles on ODO. Garage has less has 300 kept, many hours. Asking u p g r a d e s , $5,200. Looks weather proof great, runs great. cover, new tires. Just in time for $4,000 obo. 804888-4193 for boating season. more info and Call Mac at 850232-1068. pictures.
Regency Park 8246 Emperor Rd. 3/2,den, s u n r o o m , fireplace, c/h, fenced yard, 2car garage, ‘96 25’ I/O $950/$950. 432cuddy with 5652 trailer, hard top and detachable Davis Hwy/9th tower. 2002 5.7 Ave., 531 engine. Many Wynnehurst St, extras. $13,500. new tile/carpet, 455-4973, 516- c/h, sitting 7962 porch, carport, $650/$650. 324$7,500 obo: 5286 1983 25’ Catalina sail Creighton Rd, boat “Cathy 2820 Helen St., Lee.” Good furnished 2/1 condition, clean. mobile home, Perfect for c/h, paid s a i l i n g water/garbage, anywhere, easy private lot. 281getting in and 5399 out of shallow Place your areas. Comes ad today and with trailer, it could be winch.
here next week.
Housemate to share 4/3 home with pool in Gulf Breeze. 10 minutes to the beach, dog okay. $550/month, plus one-half utilities. 2079361
4/2 newly remodeled home, fenced yard, all electric, FP, inside laundry, good neighbors. 4621 Bridgedale, $74,900. 291Room for rent in 4591 3/2 house fenced acres yard, garage, hot 25 Lakeview 3 tub, $600/month including all s t r e a m - b e d s , u t i l i t i e s hardwoods. electricity/cable/i S u r v e y e d nternet 5 miles VAG/VR fish, from NAS hunt. 124k obo. Pensacola 804- 554-3873 or 384888-4193 6926
Furnished bedroom with cable. Share living quarters. $125 weekly. All utilities paid. Perdido Bay Homes for sale subdivision. By owner, 2/2 776-1758 mobile home with lots of Roommate, no u p g r a d e s . smoking inside Front/back house, one covered decks. 2 furnished room sheds, brick in apartment, walks, large $350 per month, shady quiet lot. i n c l u d e s Many extras. utilities. Near 3700 Estil Dr. 54.900. NAS Fairfield Pace. 830-4647/689and Mobile. 292-4662 or 3387 473-6364.
Real Estate 3/2 renovated home in Cordova PK Pool. $284,900. Call Tani Godfrey, 7238 1 4 0 , MLS#444201
3/2.5, 2,150 sqft. Bell Ridge F o r r e s t subdivision. A s k i n g $204,900. Well maintained home, corner cul-de-sac lot. Must see. Close to NFCU and IHome for sale by 10. MLS# owner: 3/2, huge 441834. 525fenced yard, new 9866 remodel. Myrtle Grove. $125k. Place 554-7436 Garcon PT. 5/3 brick home + 1 acre and access to East Bay. 2,100 sqft, fireplace, 2car garage, quiet neighborhood, ideal for families. $168K. 418-1031
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