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Hunter Hayes free concert June 21 ... NAS Pensacola MWR and Air Force Reserves invites you to a free Tour For The Troops

concert June 21 at the NASP Portside Complex lawn. The concert features Hunter Hayes with special guests Brandon Ratcliff and Jessie Ritter starts at 6:30 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome, federal rules apply: bags and items subject to search, no guns, knives, recording devices, alcohol, food, drinks or pets allowed. For more visit NavyMWRPensacola/events.

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Vol. 83, No. 23

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NAS Pensacola Funeral Honors Support Program:

‘Properly laying to rest those who have honorably served’ Story, photos by Greg Mitchell NAS Public Affairs Office

NAS Pensacola’s Funeral Honor Support Team (FHST) provide services to approximately 50 funerals per month to fulfill “a solemn and sacred obligation” to deceased veterans and their families.

One of the most important programs the Navy has to offer is the coveted Funeral Honors Support Program (FHSP). The program’s necessity is evident due to the abundant number of funerals conducted throughout the year at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Being a part of the Funeral Honors Support Team (FHST) calls for paying respect toward those who have faithfully defended the country. FHSP recognizes and commemorates the honorable service of deceased military personnel. The practice of rendering funeral honors is considered a solemn and sacred obligation. “It is obviously a sad time for someone when they lose a loved one, but when the families show you that they really

appreciate what you are doing for them, it feels like you are giving something back to them,” ABE2 Timothy Wesley, leading petty officer said. “Being a part of the funeral honor team means that it is our responsibility to ensure that the service member has the opportunity to lay to rest in as much peace as possible. It is a serious commitment that we aim to fulfill each and every time we set foot on Barrancas National Cemetery.” Funeral honor teams consist of active duty service members. There is no specific requirement to be a part of the team; selections are strictly based on the need at each respective command. “The most rewarding thing about being a part of this team is that we have the opportunity to honor service members that have passed away by providing a ceremony only fitting for See Honors on page 2

NEXCOM announces 2018 Bingham Award winners • NAS Pensacola’s NEX Aviation Plaza is the category 3 winner By Kristine Sturkie Navy Exchange Service Command

The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced its 2018 Bingham Award winners. The Bingham Award was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding performance in operations, customer service and community support. “This award is presented to both the NEX and the local Navy command to recognize their partnership and commitment to support the quality of life of our military members and their families,” retired Rear

Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM said. “All our NEXs and associates go above and beyond to provide PREMIER customer service to our most deserving customers. These Bingham Award winners are truly the best of the best within our enterprise.” The 2018 Bingham Award winners and runners-up are: Sales above $70 million (Category 1) • Winner: Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida

Driver, pull over: Texting while driving now a primary offense By Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor

As of July 19, a new law will take effect making texting while driving a primary offense in the State of Florida. The law was signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis May 17. Until the signing, texting while driving had been a secondary offense, which law officers could cite a driver for only after having stopping them for a primary offense; for example, a moving violation. Onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist Jane Bush of the NAS Pensacola Safety Office is pleased with the law’s passage. “Florida became the 41st state to ban texting while driving,” she said. “Finally, Florida has enacted this overdue response to texting and driving, and hopefully we will begin to see the effects in the near future.”

Texting and cellphone use while driving onboard NAS Pensacola is and has been legally regulated for some time. Base legal instructions state: “(1) Driver use of a hand-held cellular phone in a moving vehicle is hereby prohibited. Anyone convicted of driving while using a cellular phone without a hands-free device is subject to a mandatory one-week suspension of driving privileges as provided …. “(2) The prohibition against using hand-held cellular phones does not include handsfree cellular phone devices. Hands-free devices include consoled/ dash-mounted or otherwise secured cellular phones with integrated features such as voice-activation, speed dial, speakerphone or other similar technology for sending and receiving calls.” The new state law does take effect July 19, but law enforcement officials will be See Texting on page 2

Sales $34 to $70 million (Category 2) • Winner: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba • Runner-up: Naval Air Station North Island, California Sales $23 to $34 million (Category 3) • Winner: Naval Air Station Pensacola Aviation Plaza, Florida • Runner-up: U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan Sales $13.5 to $23 million (Category 4) • Winner: Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton, Washington See Bingham on page 2

Wendy’s set to open at NEX Aviation Plaza From Mike Johnson Marketing Director, Wendy’s

Great tasting, fresh never frozen beef hamburgers, Frostys and great customer service are coming to the Naval Air Station Pensacola when the newest Wendy’s opens in the NEX June 20.

“We are incredibly honored to be opening a restaurant on NAS Pensacola,” Brian McDaniel, SVP Operations of Carlisle, a franchisee of the Wendy’s Company said. “It is our privilege to serve the See Wendy’s on page 2

Medal of Honor recipient onboard NASP ... Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Medal of Honor recipient and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, ate breakfast with a group of Marines from Marine Aviation and Training Support Groups 21 and 23 at the Oaks restaurant onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola recently. Williams, 94, earned the Medal of Honor for his valor during the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. He is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. Photo by Jason Bortz

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Honor from page 1 them,” ABE2 Joshua Jones, assistant leading petty officer said. Ceremonies for all other veterans consist of, at a minimum, the folding and presentation of the American flag and the sounding of “Taps” by a detail of two uniformed service members. One of those personnel will present the flag to the designated next of kin. Preparation for the FHST consists of hours of formation drills. Unform requirements are stringent, with Sailors selected for assignment with the NAS Pensacola FHST held to significant standards as their job presents the very public face of the air station. The team typically arrives at the gravesite at least one hour early to do final rehearsals prior to actual start times. “It’s more than just a job,” MM2 Joshue Serrano, former leading petty officer said. “Having both physical and mental preparation is key to our success. Everyone has to be 100 percent right to perform. We try to put ourselves mentally into the family member’s shoes because we want them to feel that their family member is as important as if he or she is truly what they are – one of our own.” The NAS Pensacola FHST provides services to approximately 50 funerals per month. As anticipated, there can be emotional attachments that come due to serving in the capacity of an honor team member. “The most memorable funeral for me was a Navy reservist with two children,” Serrano said. “His children were 6 years and 8 months old – exactly the same as my two children. I cannot begin to fathom what it is would be like if I left my children behind at such an early age.” Jones agreed. “I can remember my first funeral very well,” Jones said. “I took it hard because once I began to perform “Taps,” it reminded me of my uncle who was a Marine and served during the Vietnam War. I get goosebumps to this day talking about him.” Wesley had a different take on the services. “For me, it’s more nerve wrecking than emotional,” Wesley said. “I just do my best to focus on the task at hand because I am really determined not to make a mistake out of respect for the family members. I want this moment to be what it is; a special intimate time in the lives of the families that cannot be replaced.” Arguably, the most intense portion of services is when the presenter has to present the American flag to the immediate next-of-kin. “We have to take turns on being the presenter because that sometimes can be emotionally overbearing,” Jones said. “Recently I was the presenter on behalf of a Sailor that passed away during training in school. She was only 18. That was an intense moment for me because I had to hand the flag to her mother. For a mother to lose her child at such a young age has to be one of the saddest moments in a mothers’ life.” In spite of the tension-filled atmosphere outside of the funeral team office, within is another story. “We try to have laughs and lighten up while within our shop,” Wesley said. “It helps to keep an even keel for everyone. Since our jobs are 95 percent of the time serious, we like to break the ice within to help people wine down. Funerals can affect each of us in different ways; you never know what someone is going through after providing services.” Each team member agreed on one thing; serving in the FHST is an honor. “I am about to transfer very soon and I can honestly say that being a part of this team will definitely be at the top of many highlights of my career,” Serrano said.

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USS Missouri honored with USPS Forever Stamp cast around the world, military officials from the Allied powers and Imperial Japan convened on her deck to sign the documents confirming Japan’s surrender and ending the war. USS Missouri earned numerous combat awards and citations during her decades of service, which included deployments during the Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned for the second and final time in 1992 and removed from the Navy’s ship registry in 1995, USS Missouri now rests as a memorial and museum at the Battleship USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor. The stamp art depicts USS Missouri from a low vantage point almost at sea level, cutting through the water at a moderate speed commensurate with entering or leaving port. Large and imposing in the frame, USS Missouri is shown in the disruptive camouflage used from her commissioning until a refit in early 1945. Clouds loom in the background, tinged with gold and rose from the sun’s rays. Designed by art director Greg Breeding, the stamp features a digital illustration by Dan Cosgrove and is issued as a Forever stamp. This stamp will always be equal in value to the current FirstClass Mail one-ounce price.

From David P. Coleman U.S. Postal Service Public Affairs

HONOLULU (NNS) – On the 75th anniversary of its commissioning, the famous U.S. Navy battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) set sail again with the issuance of the USS Missouri Forever stamp. The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamp today during a pierside ceremony on the ship’s deck at Pearl Harbor. “The USS Missouri is one of the most famous naval battleships to ever sail the sea, and now the Postal Service is proud to add her to our roster of commemorative stamps,” Jeffrey C. Johnson, U.S. Postal Service acting enterprise analytics vice president, who dedicated the stamp said. “As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, I had the honor to serve in the United States Navy, and I recognize the importance this great ship brings to American history and this Forever stamp will continue to help tell that vital story.” Joining Johnson in the ceremony was USS Missouri Memorial Association President and CEO Mike Carr, Rear Adm. Brian P. Fort, U.S. Navy Region Hawaii, and retired Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, U.S. Navy, Director, Naval History and Heritage Command, Curator

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Forever stamp celebrating the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Missouri’s commissioning on June 11, 1944. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the USPS

of the Navy. USS Missouri was commissioned June 11, 1944. As a fast battleship heavily armed, heavily armored and capable of high speeds for its size, the ship was nicknamed “Mighty Mo.” The ship was active in the Pacific theater in the last months of World War II. On Sept. 2, 1945, in a ceremony broad-

Bingham from page 1 • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland Sales $4.4 to $13.5 million (Category 5) • Winner: Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex, Virginia • Runner-up: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi Sales $2.5 to $4.4 million (Category 6) • Winner: Naval Medical Center San Diego • Runner-up: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia Sales $1.7 to $2.5 million (Category 7) • Winner: Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Northwest Annex, Virginia • Runner-up: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery,

Maine. Sales $700,000 to $1.7 million (Category 8) • Winner: Naval Weapons Station Earle, New Jersey • Runner-up: Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Sales under $700,000 (Category 9) • Winner: Naval Support Activity Crane, Indiana • Runner-up: Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California The Bingham Award is named in honor of the late Capt. W.H. Bingham, SC, USNR. Capt. Bingham was the Chief Executive Officer of R.H. Macy’s Company and was appointed by SECNAV in 1946 to lead an advisory board for the establishment of NEXCOM. Texting from page 1 issuing warnings until Jan. 1, 2020 – until then, citations. The law also bans the use of “handheld wireless communication devices” in school zones and construction zones, except for emergencies. A first offense will cost the driver $30 and court fees; it climbs to $60, court fees and three points on the driver’s license for a second offense. The new legal statue may be read at www.leg.state.fl.us/ statues; #316.305. Wendy’s from page 1

“Up periscope” ... Did you know that Bldg. 1500, the headquarters for Naval Air Station Pensacola, has a 34-foot submarine periscope that extends above the roof? From 1950 to 1998, Bldg. 1500 was also known as the U.S. Naval School of Photography. The periscope was used to instruct students in the fine art of periscope photography. Photo by Jason Bortz

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Timothy Kinsella Public Affairs Officer – Jason Bortz 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 biplane 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 one of the


Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

officers and the enlisted men and women of NAS Pensacola. We look forward to being an active member of the NAS Pensacola community for a very long time.” The Wendy’s on base is owned and operated by Carlisle Corporation. Carlisle Corporation is a Memphis-based, family founded and operated specialty-hospitality company owning more than 150 Wendy’s restaurants across the Southeast. Carlisle Wendy’s restaurants are well known for delivering world class service and great tasting food to their guests. Carlisle’s operational excellence and leadership have been recognized throughout the years by Wendy’s. In April, 19 of the Carlisle Wendy’s General Managers were recognized in the Top 200 General Managers for the global Wendy’s system for 2018. “There has been a lot of excitement and anticipation about Wendy’s coming to the base,” Steven Foster, NASP NEX general manager said. “We could not be more excited about having such an iconic and beloved brand in the NEX and it being owned and operated by one of the very best owners in the Wendy’s system. Welcome Wendy’s and Carlisle Corporation to NEX NAS Pensacola.” A grand opening celebration at the new Wendy’s restaurant will take place June 20 at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend the official ribbon cutting event.

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The power of keeping calm By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


he stump outside my house was the perfect place for chopping up earthworms. At least two feet in diameter, there was enough room across its ringed surface for me to sit and slice at the same time. Despite what one might think, I was and am a non-violent person. But as a child, I believed that worm pieces regenerated. By cutting worms in half, I thought I was multiplying their population, thereby taking part in important zoological conservation work. I had no idea I was actually committing mass murder. My parents often scolded me when they found the holes I’d dug in our lawn to collect specimens. I may have even gotten a spanking. It was the 1970s after all. So, one day when my father came home and found me chopping a new batch of worms on the stump, he wanted to know where I’d dug up

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our lawn this time. Proudly, I told him that our grass was unharmed, because I’d found my worms in the old lady’s yard up the street! He went inside our house, changed into his plaid polyester lounge pants and sweater vest, then came back to the stump. With a lit pipe protruding from his bushy mustache, my father considered his options. Normally, he was loud and a little scary, but this time he calmly announced, “Lisa, you’re not supposed to dig holes in people’s lawns. We will go to the old lady’s house, and you will tell her what you did.” My memory of our walk up the street is patchy. I recall

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m . feeling a nervous burning in the pit of my stomach, and tunnel vision that made the old lady’s house seem a million miles away. Her porch stairs multiplied as I ascended them. My father waited on the sidewalk. I don’t remember seeing the old lady open the door. But I will never forget the bone-

crushing humiliation I felt while confessing my crime to her. I went on to make plenty of bad choices in my youth, but I never dug up worms in anyone’s yard again. The punishment I received was simple, quiet, and highly effective. In fact, looking back at mistakes I’ve made in my 52 years, the most vivid memories are of the quiet times when I was left to consider the gravity of my transgressions. When harshly accused, I recall the punishment, but can never quite remember what I’d done wrong in the first place. The heated emotions of intense moments seemed to drown out the underlying significance, leaving me feeling only sorry for myself. One of the best lessons I learned as an adult happened when I was a new attorney. My client was one of a dozen defendants in a complicated products liability case. At the deposition of my client (my first deposition ever), I asked the roomful of older male attorneys if I could question my client first, rather than waiting until the other lawyers asked their questions, as was customary. I was confident that

the facts would clear my client of liability save everyone a lot of time. They all agreed. The next day, my boss called me into his office. I had nothing but respect for this seasoned litigator whom I had come to know as my mentor. I sat across the desk from him with my legal pad and pen, jotting down a list of new tasks as he spoke. “Oh, and one last item, Lisa,” he said calmly. “About yesterday. You know, when the other side wants information, they need to work for it. Don’t make their job easier.” In that quiet moment, the clutter of my mind parted like the Red Sea, and I could clearly see my error: I had broken a cardinal rule of litigation procedure and felt an acute sense of shame. How could I be so stupid? Much like the worm massacres of my youth, I certainly wouldn’t make that mistake again while practicing law. The lesson was cemented in my mind permanently, never to be forgotten. In today’s world of angry rhetoric, violent attacks and knee-jerk reactions, sometimes it’s the quiet voices that are best heard.

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Lone Sailor now stands watch at historic D-Day Utah beach From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs


A I N T E - M A R I E - DU - M ON T, France (NNS) – In the midst of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (CNE-A), and the U.S. Navy Memorial teamed up to dedicate The Lone Sailor statue at Utah Beach, June 6. The Lone Sailor is an iconic symbol of the Navy Memorial’s mission to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, past, present and future and to inform the public about their service. The statue at Utah Beach is the first one located outside the continental United States. “The newest location was chosen to honor the “Frogmen” of the Naval Combat Demolition Units and all of the men and women of the Navy who heroically served at Normandy to defend freedom for the United States and our allies,” retired Rear Adm. Frank Thorp IV, president and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial said. In the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, they were the first Americans to set foot on to the shores of France as part of Operation Neptune. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and part of an overarching plan code-named Operation Overlord – the beginning of the end of World War II (WWII) in Europe, and commonly referred to as D-Day. “The Frogmen swam ashore to the beaches of Normandy

to make them safer for the follow-on wave of Allied forces,” Foggo said. “The Lone Sailor statue is a reminder to honor and remember their bravery and to act as a link from the past to the present as we continue to protect the same values they fought to protect.” These Frogmen, the ancestors of today’s SEALs, came onto the beaches to dismantle and demolish mines and antiship barriers in preparation for the amphibious landing of the

Retired Rear Adm. Frank Thorp IV holds a miniature version of the “Lone Sailor” statue during a United States Navy Memorial and Frogmen Association of Utah Beach dedication ceremony in Normandy, France, June 6. Later this year the first full size “Lone Sailor” outside of the United States will be placed in this spot. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. Photo by MC2 Jonathan Nelson

world from tyranny and repression, forging a lasting relationship with the people of Saint-

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is home to the graves of more than 9,380 of our deceased military members, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. Photo by MC1 Sarah Villegas

1st Army Division on June 6, 1944. “This statue will serve as a reminder of the historic day the United States and Allies arrived from the sea to free the

Marie-Du-Mont, the first city to be liberated in France during World War II,” Foggo said. The Lone Sailor statue stands on a plaza at the Utah Beach Museum overlooking the At-

lantic Ocean from where the U.S. invasion force appeared on that historic morning. Although people come and go from this statue, the Lone Sailor will continue to serve as a universal sign of respect towards all Sea Service personnel for generations to come. CNE-A Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters, a Navy SEAL, will participate in a swim that will emulate the journey the Frogmen took in the early morning of June 6, 1944. “It is an honor to be here for 75th Anniversary of DDay, but also to participate in a dedication ceremony that honors the Frogmen’s contribution and legacy is a once in a life opportunity and a very special moment for me and

the Navy family,” Walters said. The first Lone Sailor statue, the work of sculptor Stanley Bleifeld, was dedicated in October 1987. The Navy Memorial’s Statue City Program began in 1997 with the placement of a Lone Sailor statue at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. The Lone Sailor in Normandy is the seventeenth, including the original on the Navy Memorial Plaza in Washington, D.C. “The Lone Sailor monument represents all these Sailors and Marines that lost their lives at sea. And what they have given to us,” Foggo said. “Their steadfast commitment defeated tyranny and preserved freedom. To them, we are forever indebted.”

CIWT honors 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway ... Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training and Information Warfare Training

Command Corry Station watch a video presentation during a June 4 Battle of Midway remembrance ceremony. The observance commemorated the 77th anniversary of what is considered to be the turning point for the Pacific theater of World War II. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson











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Shore enterprise commander visits the Navy’s only boot camp

Story, photo By PO1 Amanda Kitchner Naval Service Training Command The top leader of the Navy’s shore enterprise visited Naval Station Great Lakes and Recruit Training Command (RTC) May 30-31 to observe advancements in training designed to improve the basic warfighting skills and toughness of the Navy’s newest Sailors. Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander of Navy Installations Command, oversees 10 regions and 71 installations located throughout the world that sustain the fleet, enable warfighters and support families. “The Navy shore enterprise continues to play a key role in accelerating the Navy’s advantage,” Jackson said. “The Navy’s capability of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas would not be possible without the installations.” While at Naval Station Great Lakes, Jackson toured base facilities that serve as rate-specific training centers for a portion of the Sailors who are newly graduated from the Navy’s only boot camp. During the tour, she met with Rear Adm. Jamie Sands, commander of Naval Service Training Command, and Capt. Ray Leung, the installation’s commanding officer, to discuss the impacts the changes to training have had as well as ongoing efforts to improve training for

Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. Mary Jackson (right) speaks with Commander, Naval Service Training Command, Rear Adm. Jamie Sands, left, during a visit to Naval Station Great Lakes and Recruit Training Command (RTC). Jackson is visiting to observe advancements in training designed to improve the basic warfighting skills and toughness of the Navy’s newest Sailors and also served as reviewing officer for a graduation class of 528 new Sailors during her visit. More than 35,000 recruits are trained annually from the Navy’s only boot camp.

enlisted personnel, officers and Reserve officers. Jackson also observed the restructured training facilities at RTC. The command recently replaced extensive computer-based training with hands-on learning, using multiple repetitions of basic skills applied in increasingly complex and realistic training. Through hands-on learning, recruits undergo various training, including physical fitness, seamanship, firearms, firefighting and shipboard damage control along with lessons in Navy heritage and core values, teamwork and discipline for approximately

eight weeks. “This process culminates during battle stations, an overnight, scenario-based, high stress evaluation where recruits are expected to self-organize and perform tasks, which simulate routine and emergency situations at sea,” Capt. Erik Thors, commanding officer, RTC, said. Jackson also served as the reviewing officer for the graduation class of 528 new Sailors. The ceremony is the formal recognition of the end of their basic training, after which they will report to advanced training specific to their rating or to the fleet for

their first commands. “We will ask a lot of you, and like ships that go to sea, you will project power, you will deter conflicts, and you will be expected to sail into troubled waters and do what it takes to keep our homeland safe,” Jackson said to the graduates. “You should feel amazingly proud of what you’ve accomplished here in Great Lakes. I know that your families are proud too. Proud of the honor, courage and commitment that you show. Proud of the competence and character that you display and that they instilled in you and enabled you to stand

here today.” Boot camp is approximately eight weeks and all enlistees into the U.S. Navy begin their careers at the command. Training includes physical fitness, seamanship, firearms, firefighting and shipboard damage control along with lessons in Navy heritage and core values, teamwork and discipline. More than 35,000 recruits graduate annually from RTC and begin their Navy careers. For more news from Recruit Training Command, visit https:// www.navy.mil/local/rtc. RTC is supported by Rear Adm. Jamie Sands, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), and his NSTC staff at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, and Naval Air Station Pensacola. NSTC supports 98 percent of initial officer and enlisted accessions training for the Navy, as well as the Navy’s Citizenship Development program. This includes the NROTC units at more than 160 colleges and universities; Officer Training Command (OTC) on Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island; RTC, the Navy’s only boot camp, at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois; and Navy JROTC/Navy National Defense Cadet Corps units at more than 600 high schools worldwide. For more information about NSTC, visit https://www.netc. navy.mil/nstc or visit the NSTC Facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/NavalServiceTraining.

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June 14, 2019


Navy Reservist takes helm of Helicopter Training Squadron 8 By Julie Ziegenhorn NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer and Lt. Alek Hoffman HT-8 Public Affairs Officer


mdr. Jessica Parker turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron 8 (HT-8) to Cmdr. Lena Kaman during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) in Milton June 7. Parker and Kaman were the first female leadership team to command a Navy helicopter training squadron together. HT-8 is the Navy’s oldest active helicopter training squadron and is responsible for flying more than 26,000 flight hours and graduating an estimated 168 naval aviators every year. Serving as the commanding officer of the squadron represents a pinnacle achievement for Kaman, following 19 years of distinguished service. A Navy Reservist, Kaman is also the first full-time support (FTS) officer, to take command of a training squadron at Whiting. “It is a unique opportunity to be the first FTS officer to command a helicopter training squadron,” she said. “I have the opportunity to be a mentor and to pass along my knowledge and experience to all those affiliated with the Reserve in the entire air wing.” Kaman graduated from the University of WisconsinMadison with a Bachelor of Arts in French in May 2000. She earned her Wings of Gold onboard NASWF in March 2002 and reported to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron

(Light ) (HSL) 40, in Mayport, Florida, for advanced training in the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. Kaman’s first operational assignment was with HSL-48 in Mayport, where she deployed aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) from February 2004 to August 2004 on a MED/MEF cruise. She was awarded the Air Medal for flying more than 100 combat hours in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Following her first fleet tour, Kaman reported to HT-18, NASWF, in January 2006 as an instructor pilot in the TH57 Sea Ranger helicopter. She transitioned to the Navy Reserve FTS community in February 2009. Kaman became a member of America’s Squadron, HT-8, in August 2009. She served as the Reserve department head, safety department head and operations officer. She was also named the Association of the United States Navy Full-Time Support Officer of the Year for all Chief of Naval Air Training squadrons for 2010. In 2011, she earned her Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Kaman reported for duty

Incoming Helicopter Training Squadron 8 (HT-8) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Lena Kaman receives the command colors from Chief Petty Officer Robert Hand during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) June 7. Cmdr. Jessica Parker, outgoing commanding officer, relinquished command to Kaman following 14 months leading the squadron. Photo by Jamie Link

as executive officer of HT-8 in April 2018, under Parker’s leadership, ultimately preparing her to take the helm. Kaman said she is honored by the responsibilities of command, but feels the weight as well. “To me personally, to be selected for command is a huge responsibility to the student naval aviators, their families, and our nation, to ensure we provide them with the best and safest training possible,” Kaman said. “I have a high level of respect for that responsibility. We’re about training warfighting aviators, but we’re also about developing leaders. The fleet relies on us to produce quality aviators and leaders.” Guest speaker for the event, retired Capt. Mark Murray and former Commodore of Training Air Wing Five, lauded Parker’s influence and time as the commanding officer of HT-8.

“During her (Parker’s) time as the commanding officer, her accomplishments are significant and very impressive,” said Murray. “When I think of someone like Cmdr. Parker, I know she’s been focused on the opportunity to have a positive influence during her entire career.” He went on to say that her influence had an immeasurable effect on the success of the squadron and training of helicopter pilots. “And that influence will last long after she walks off this dais,” Murray commented. Before reading her departing orders, Parker gave her final words to the squadron as the commander. “This has been the best tour of my career,” she said. “Thank you to my squadron for being absolutely amazing. You keep me in awe each day, and I’m extremely proud of all the progress you’ve made.” Parker will continue her na-

val service as air boss aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) based in Norfolk, Virginia. Naval Air Station Whiting Field, home of Training Air Wing Five, is the backbone of naval aviation training, supporting approximately 60 percent of all primary fixed-wing flight training and 100 percent of all initial helicopter training for the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. NAS Whiting Field is the busiest aviation complex in the world with roughly one million flight operations flown at the installation annually. It is comprised of two main airfields and 12 Navy outlying landing fields across four counties in Southeast Alabama and Northwest Florida, flying an estimated 43 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command’s total flight time and more than 15 percent of Navy and Marine Corps flight time worldwide.

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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office, Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil.

Onboard NASP Volunteer at the NASP Thrift Shop

Do you have retail experience? Then there is a great opportunity for you. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is looking for a part-time Volunteer Retail Manager and additional Thrift Shop coordinators for the Thrift Shop onboard NASP Corry Station. This is a volunteer position. Perfect for a military spouse, as we have a great program where we pay for childcare at the CDC and offer mileage reimbursement. Retail experience would be preferred, but not necessary. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month. Interested persons should contact Ginny Goodman at 452-2300 or e-mail ginny.goodman@nmcrs.org.

Budgeting for Baby class at NMCRS

A free “Budgeting for Baby” class will be held at NMCRS Pensacola. Register to receive a hand-knitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a saving plan to meet your new family’s needs. You will discover local resource information, financial assistance, volunteer op-portunities and have fun while attending. All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend. Eligible families will also receive a gift card. Simply call 452-2300 to reserve your seat.

Around Town Heroes Among Us speaker series

The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces its 7th annual Heroes Among Us speaker series to be held at Seville Quarter. The series, now in its seventh year, is held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month from May through October. It is presented by the local Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Veterans in Distress Fund to help veterans in need. The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let those people share their experi-

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The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty, honorably discharged veterans, reservists or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin (Ala.) counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2018 and spring of 2019) as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted no later than tomorrow, June 15 and may be downloaded at www. pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Cmdr. Vann Milheim at 969-9715 or vann.milheim@att.net. ences with others, both civilians and military veterans as well as active duty members. The events are organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066. For more information, visit www.marinecorpsleague pensacola.org.

Chip Boes basketball camps

The 40th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation Sports Specialty Summer Camp Program will conduct two fun-filled sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 this summer. Cost for this week of basketball FUNdamentals is $90. Campers receive a new basketball, camp shirt, awards, ice cream party and more. Brochures and information for all three sessions (June 17 to 21 and July 15 to 19) can be obtained at all the City of Pensacola Community Recreation Centers or by calling one of the following ways: 968-9299, 449-9958 (text), e-mail chipboes@ gmail.com or at www.chipboes.blogspot.com.

Emerald Coast Review submissions

Tomorrow, June 15, is the last day for submissions to the 2019 volume of The Emerald Coast Review. Published by West Florida Literary Federation, Inc. since 1989, the biennial anthology enjoys a rich history of publishing diverse styles in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography and art by regional writers and visual artists. New, emerging and established authors and artists living along the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama are encouraged to submit work Nominal submission fees range from $5 to $10 and help defray the cost of publishing the book. Student discounts are offered to encourage students of the arts at all levels to find an audience for their work. The deadline for submissions is midnight June 15. The 2019 Emerald Coast Review, as a regional publication, only accepts submissions from authors/writ-



ers/poets and visual artists residing in the following counties in Florida and Alabama: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay (Florida) and Escambia, Mobile, and Baldwin (Alabama). For specific submission guidelines visit www. WFLF.org/ECR.

Radio Club Field Day June 23

The Milton Amateur Radio Club is having the annual Field Day starting June 22 at 1 p.m. and ending at 1 p.m., June 23. It will be at Russell Harber Park in Milton. They will be set up in the pavilion at the very end of the drive in the park. To get there, go East through Milton on Hwy. 90 until you go over the Blackwater river. The entrance is on the North side of Hwy. 90, and is well-marked. Club members will be operating several ham radio stations in various modes. The public is encouraged to come and see what they do, and to participate.

Ronald McDonald Firecracker Run

The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Firecracker 5K run/walk will be held June 29 at 7 a.m. at Seville Quarter in beautiful downtown Pensacola. This family friendly 5K includes a free Kid’s Fun Run presented by Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical and will begin immediately following the 5K. Registration is available online at www.rmhc-nwfl. org for $30 through midnight June 26. Late registration will be available at packet pick up June 27 through 29 for $35. Group pricing is available for groups with 10 or more, contact Chelsea at 477-2273 or chelsea@rmhc-nwfl.org. For more information contact Chelsea at 477-2273 or chelsea@rmhc-nwfl.org.

Workshops available for veterans

The Military and Veterans Resource Center, in Partnership with Veterans Florida, is offering four no-cost workshops beginning July 13 and for three following Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes offer information on startups and entrepreneurial training. Veterans who register will be e-mailed directions to the classroom on the UWF campus. Interested veterans, mentors and potential investors can contact Robert Foster at rfoster2@ uwf.edu or simply register for July workshops at https://uwf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/ SV_0O3kdixPdGppD3n?Q_SurveyVersionID=&Q_ CHL=preview.

Over 50 ballroom dance club

Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club dances every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center located at 913 South I Street Pensacola. This club offers ballroom dancing for adults ages 50 years or older. Dances feature live music and a beautiful dance venue on Pensacola Bay. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Dressy attire; no jeans please. Couples and singles welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. For more information call Pat Foster at 623-5013 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/over55ballroomdanceclub.

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Cory Gibson wins inaugural Capt Jeff Kuss Memorial Top Gun 6K; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Manage risk: Don’t become one of summer’s statistics

Critical days From Naval Safety Center www.public.navy.mil


ummer is almost upon us and it is, once again, time for the Summer Safety Campaign. The 101 Critical Days of Summer began Memorial Day weekend and ends after Labor Day. This is, of course, the largest vacation period of the year. The sun is shining and people are out swimming, boating, visiting family and friends far away, playing and having a good time. It’s also a time of celebration, recreation, staying awake long hours and driving more miles than your body has the energy for. With all those fun summer activities, the following safety tips are offered to make your summer a safe and happy one. Risk management: Each year from Fiscal Year (FY) 13 to FY18, the Navy lost an average of 13 Sailors in off-duty mishaps. Do your part – we can’t afford to lose any more Shipmates to preventable off-duty mishaps. Alcohol: From FY14 to FY18, there were 78 offduty cases where alcohol was a contributing factor to the mishap. Impaired judgment plus poor vision and delayed/slow reaction time equals a mishap. Water-related activites: From FY14 to FY18, the Navy lost eight Sailors in water-related mishaps. Water related accidents do not discriminate: junior enlisted, senior enlisted, warrant officers and senior officers all succumb to the dangers of being around the water. The U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,291 mishaps that involved 658 deaths, and 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating

accidents in 2017. Boating safety: Operator responsibilities: • Don’t drink and boat; Boating Under the Influence (BUI) is dangerous and illegal • Make sure the boat is in top operating condition • Keep legally mandated safety equipment onboard • Maintain safe speed at all times to avoid a collision • Keep an eye out for changing weather conditions and act accordingly • Know and obey federal and state regulations and waterway markers Rip currents: Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from the shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. • Always swim with a partner • Never allow young children to swim without adult supervision • Never swim when you are tired, under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication • Know and observe your swimming limitations and capabilities • Avoid swift-moving water. If caught in a current, swim with it and angle towards shore or the edge of the current • Observe warning signs • Stay out of the water during thunderstorms and severe weather Pool and diving safety: • Use an approved safety cover

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Focus Areas summer 2019 and keep the pool covered when not in use • Never allow children access to the pool without adult supervision. Fence and lock your pool. Consider installing a water surface tension alarm • Always test water depth before diving • If you are unable to see below the water’s surface, don’t dive • Never dive into rivers or other moving bodies of water • Keep your arms extended above your head when diving Heat injuries – Heat cramps: Occur after several hours of physical exertion in the heat. Symptoms: Painful muscle spasms usually in the legs or abdomen. Treatment: Get out of the heat and into the shade. Hydrate with water or sports drink. Stretch and massage the muscle. Prevention: Acclimatize to the environment so your body adapts to the heat. Hydrate with water or sports drink before and during exercise. Avoid exercising during hottest part of the day. Wear light, loose clothing and use sunscreen. Heat exhaustion: Due to loss of water and salt through sweat. Symptoms: Headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness and cool, clammy skin. Treatment: Stop and rest. Hy-

drate and get into a cool room or shade. Loosen clothing and apply cool wet towels or pour cool water over the head. Prevention: Same as heat cramp prevention. Heat stroke: A serious condition when the body’s cooling system stops working and core temperature rises to dangerous levels. If ignored, heat stroke can lead to death. Symptoms: Red, hot and dry skin. Rapid but weak pulse. Rapid but shallow breathing. Confusion, faintness, staggering, hallucinations. Unusual agitation or coma. Treatment: Reduce body temperature by cooling the body. Remove unnecessary clothing. Apply water, cool air, wet sheets or ice on the neck, groin and armpits to accelerate cooling. Seek professional medical attention at once. Prevention: Same procedure concerning heat cramps or heat exhaustion. Pedestrian mishaps: 33 individuals lost their lives in off-duty pedestrian mishaps from FY-13 to FY17. • Almost all were male (29) (female: 4) • Ages ranged from 19 to 50, but almost two-thirds were under 35 years old • Twelve of the deaths oc-

curred after dark • Alcohol impairment was confirmed in 85 percent of the incidences and suspected in several • Twenty-four personnel crossing a street or walking too near a roadway. Three were intoxicated. • Three Sailors were killed in the vicinity of a fender bender or disabled vehicle Speeding kills: Speeding contributed to four of PMV-4 (car, van, truck, SUV) fatalities. Speeding contributed to 50 percent of PMV-2 fatalities. Eleven Sailors are dead because of speeding. Drinking and driving: Impaired driving randomly kills one person in America every 48 minutes. That means you, your family or friends could be innocent victims. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have by law set a threshold making it illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher In 2017 there were 10,874 people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. These alcohol impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States in 2017.

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Color Me: ‘Summer treats’

1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire. 2. Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else. 3. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments. 4. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes. 5. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. 6. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 7. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. 8. Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield. 9. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. 10. A closed mouth gathers no foot. 11. Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. 12. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

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June 14, 2019

Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial Top Gun 6K Challenge held • Race winner has Pensacola connections

From staff reports


ory Gibson of Hendersonville, Tennessee, was the winner of the inaugural Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial Top Gun 6K Challenge race held in Smyrna, Tennessee May 31. Gibson, along with parents Mark and Candace Gibson were the only runners from the Pensacola area to participate in the historic first run. Mark Gibson is recently retired from the NAS Pensacola Public Works Department, where he served as Navy natural resources manager and installation environmental program director.

Cory Gibson led all 537 runners, clocking a 6:42 minute per mile pace for the 6K (3.72 mile) course. Candace and Mark Gibson finished first and second in their divisions with Candace 12th of 306 female finishers. The “Top Gun Night Run” is the first of its kind in Smyrna. The run started at 9 p.m., circled through the Smyrna air-

(Left to right) Mark Gibson and Cory Gibson pause for a photo at the Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial in Smyrna, Tennessee. Cory Gibson was the winner of the inaugural Top Gun Night Run 6K race. Photo courtesy of the Gibson family

port and finished at the Capt. Kuss Memorial. The proceeds of the run go directly to the No.6 Blue Angel Memorial. The run was held on behalf of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died three years ago on June 2,

2016, in Smyrna after crashing during a practice flight for The Great Tennessee Airshow. “People at the event remember Kuss as a hero and they respect his service and sacrifice to our nation,” Mark Gibson

said. “Everyone was grateful to be part of an event that celebrated his legacy. For more information on the Capt Jeff Kuss Memorial, visit the website at http://captjeffkussusmcmemorial.com.

NAS Pensacola Sailors, CMDCM at Fiesta Parade ... Na-

val Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Command Master Chief Mario Rivers and Sailors from the installation help kick off the 2019 Grand Fiesta Parade while aboard the MBT Divers USS Oriskany float downtown Pensacola May 31. Photos by Greg Mitchell


Command Lines &Worship Schedule

• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for July 3. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon June 19 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon June 19. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., July 17. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the nonpregnant partner. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 July 16 and July 23 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon today, June 14 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A fun way to increase your child’s social development with a creative way to learn. Children will develop skills to improve eye and hand coordination.

• SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, oneon-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony. bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342.

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • House of God Church, 2851 N “E” Street, 312-7003. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. For more, houseofgodpensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more information, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www. annunciationgoc.org.



Off Duty

Empowerment at every size

The Alabama State University Honeybeez, a plus-sized dance team, will appear as the featured artists at June’s “Dancing in the Streets” Gallery Night on June 21. Photo courtesy of the Honeybeez

By Will Isern Ballinger Publishing Editor There’s a plus-sized buzzzz coming to Pensacola this month. The Alabama State University (ASU) Honeybeez, a plussized dance team, will appear as the featured artists at June’s “Dancing in the Streets” Gallery Night on June 21. The Honeybeez dance team was created by ASU band director James Oliver in 2004. As the ASU band has gained fame in arenas over the years, the Honeybeez have built a name for themselves as well. The team has become well-loved for promoting a positive self-image and self-esteem. The Honeybeez motto: “We are big, beautiful, energetic, self-confident ladies with a strong attitude. If you think we

aren’t serious, watch out because you may just get stung!” Team coach Anna Marshae Williams said the Honeybeez are out to show that anyone can follow their dreams, even if they don’t fit the norm. “With the Honeybeez, we show that plus size women can be fit, can be athletic,” Williams said. “A lot people don’t think they can be fit or that they have health issues, and that’s far from the truth. It doesn’t matter how you’re different from everyone else, you can do whatever you want and we’re an example of that.” The Honeybeez perform as part of the halftime show at ASU football games and make appearances at elementary schools to show young students that anyone can be a dancer and carry themselves with confidence, Williams said. The Hon-

eybeez will visit Dixon School of the Arts while in Penscola. “Its more than the clothes and the hair, it’s what you feel about yourself inside and that’s the thing we want to portray to the youth,” Williams said. The team was recently featured as part of a documentary series created by Nike called “Dream Crazier.” Gallery Night marketing manager Michelle Ortiz-Miguez said the Gallery Night board was inspired by the team’s positive message and wanted to bring that energy to Pensacola. “We do a lot of themes with visual arts, so with June we wanted to highlight the performing arts and dancing,” Ortiz-Miguez said. “We have a lot of great dance groups here in the Pensacola area and we wanted to highlight all forms of dance. So knowing we had a dance theme, we were very impressed with the Honeybeez, not only with their skill, but their attitude and positive message. We want to bring arts and culture to our community, but also positive messages and this group really brings that home and we want to share that.” The Honeybeez will perform at the intersection of Palafox and Romana streets at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Williams will teach a hip-hop dance class to the public at 6 p.m. The Honeybees will be available for autographs and photos at the Featured Artist tent.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Pokemon: Detective “A Dog’s Journey” t Pikachu” (PG) (PG) 2D: Noon and 2:30 5 p.m. c p.m. “Long Shot” (R) h “The Hustle (2019)” 7:10 p.m. (R) “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 7:30 p.m.

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“A Dog’s Journey” (PG) 5:30 p.m. “The Hustle (2019)” (R) 8 p.m.


All shows today are free “Avengers: Endgame” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. “Ugly Dolls” (PG) Noon, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” (PG) 3D: Noon 2D: 3 p.m.

“Avengers: Endgame” (PG13) 3D: 2:30 p.m.

5 p.m.

“The Hustle (2019)” (R) 6 p.m.

“Long Shot” (R) 7 p.m.

“Long Shot” (R) 8 p.m.

“A Dog’s Journey” (PG) 1 p.m.

“A Dog’s Journey” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

“John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 6 p.m.

THURSDAY “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “The Hustle (2019)” (R) 7:10 p.m. “John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 6 p.m.

June 14, 2019

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

• Full Moon Float: Get set for a paddleboard race under the full moon June 17 from nightfall, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. At the events, there will be free drinks, hotdogs and s’mores. Races include kayak, tandem kayak and paddleboard races. For more information, call Try this 452-4152. • Flick and Float: • Tour for the The Corry Station Pool Troops: As part of will host a flick and the Air Force Reserve float June 18, featur- Tour for the Troops, ing a screening of there will be a concert Bumblebee (PG13). on the NASP Portside The pool will open at Lawn featuring Hunt7 p.m. and the movie er Hayes June 21 at will start at dusk. Piz- 6:30 p.m., gates open za and drinks will be at 5:30 p.m. This is a available for purchase. free event. Bring your All patrons under ages own blankets and lawn 17 using the pool must chairs for the concert. have passed the CNIC For more information Navy Splash Swim call 452-3806. test prior to the event or wear a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket: Type 1-4, no substitutions. There will be a limited amount of life jackets on hand. For more information, call 452-3806. • Swim Lessons: MWR is hosting swim lessons for children. Sign ups are currently open for group lessons and one-on-one sessions, morning and evening. For more information, call 452-9429. • Pop-Up Playdates: Pop-Up Playdates will be hosted throughout NASP and NASP Corry Station the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from now until Sept. 24. Make new friends in the community. The next playdate will be at the Correy Youth Sports Complex Playground June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 452-3806. • 4th of July Craft Night: The Mustin Beach Club will be hosting a 4th of July Craft Night today, June 14 at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person with free snacks and a cash bar. Pay at the Tickets and Travel Office. For more information, call 452-6354. • Danger Zone Paintball: The Blue Angel Park hosts Danger Zone Paintball Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woodsball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reversations, call 281-5489.

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


June 14, 2019



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NOW HIRING Servers, Host, Bussers, Bartenders, Admin, FOH Deputy Manager, kitchen, cooks and food runners. Please apply between 2pm and 5pm at The Perdido Key Oyster Bar.

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