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Vol. 82, No. 24

June 15, 2018

ACE review yields positive results for CIWT

By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

The Center for Information Warfare Training announced the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) course review of five courses related to the cryptologic technician (technical) (CTT) rating and the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course, as well as the CTT rating occupational review, June 1. The credit recommendations from ACE for the courses were adjusted from 32 to 30 in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category and from zero to nine in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category. The CTT rating occupational review credit recommendations were adjusted from 117 to 129 in the lower-division baccalaureate/associ-

ate degree category and from 30 to 93 in the upper-division baccalaureate degree category. “Having ACE recommend college credits for CIWT courses and curriculum development is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire CIWT team,” CIWT’s Executive Director Jim Hagy said. “Our team spends long hours refining each module of each course and this feedback also provides us a report card on where we can make process improvements within our curriculum and testing methodologies, ensuring the information provided to the fleet is accurate and current.” The ACE review was conducted to ensure Navy curriculum was current and provided a collaborative link between the See ACE on page 2

USCGC Decisive change of command ceremony held at NAS Pensacola (NASP) ... Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, At-

lantic Area, Vice Adm. Scott Buschman (center) looks on as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Decisive (WMEC 629) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Blake Novak, (left) is properly relieved of command by Cmdr. Jose Martis (right), during a change of command ceremony held onboard NASP June 11. Decisive recently changed its homeport to NASP from Pascagoula, Miss. Photo by Greg Mitchell

Seriously, do not even THINK of speeding onboard NASP Story, photo By Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor

MA3 Stephon Murray is not a spokesman for the NAS Pensacola (NASP) Security Department; just a patrolman on the street. But he does have a message for drivers onboard the naval air station. “We’ve been seeing an increase in the number of people speeding on base,” Murray said. “We are out here. We are paying attention to you; you need to slow down. We want to make sure people are driving safely, not speeding or operating their cell phones.” NASP Security does not want to write tickets – they want people to be safe.

MA3 Stephon Murray monitors traffic near the Pensacola Lighthouse June 7.

Yet in the past three months (March to May), 155 tickets were issued, Murray said. There have been 34

SAPR program seeking military victim advocates From NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is currently recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as victim advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) SAPR team. The next VA class is July 9 to 13 from 7:30 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227. DoD requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). Step one: The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated (background check) by their CO via the command SAPR POC. After the VA candidate is validated by the command and has a current clear-

ance of NAC or above, the SAPR POC informs one of the SARCS to receive a current VA application packet for the VA candidate(s). Step two: Personal interview with one of the SARCs at NASP, Jennifer Walker or Lillie Johnson. Candidate must bring a completed VA registration packet, including a completed See SAPR on page 2

Drinking water safe and clean at NASP By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer

With the full heat of summer, it is important to stay hydrated to avoid heatstroke, dehydration and other health complications. When looking for a quick stop in the day, do not shy away from using public water services. Drink deeply; officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) are proud to say the drinking water used on base is clean and safe. “The health and well-being of our personnel, their families and our surrounding communities is our primary importance,” NASP Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Patrick Nichols said. “(NASP) get our drinking water from deep source

aquifers at Corry Station ... the Corry Water Treatment Plant consists of 10 deep wells that supplies the Corry complex and NASP via pipes to water tanks,” Installation Environmental Program Director (IEPD) Mark Gibson said. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a nationwide study linking the use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam concentrates (AFFF) to water contaminated with perfluorocarbons (PFOA/PFOS), which can be harmful if ingested. This led to nationwide health advisories for drinking water systems. AFFFs were used at NAS Pensacola, NASP Saufley Field and Bronson See Water on page 2

traffic accidents in the same time period; two with injuries. And it is mostly base personnel being ticketed. There are two basic types of citations a driver might receive for vehicular infractions: the 1408 Armed Forces Citation – based on a point system – and the 1805 Magistrate Citation, which has a monetary penalty. The 1408 citation is strictly connected to the base, so it does not hurt your civilian driving privileges. It is awarded to those who are speeding less than 15 mph over the posted limit, and points will be assigned to your name in a police database. Depending on the type of offense, a 1408’s points will vary. Drivers onboard See Speeding on page 2

NASP Notes ... FFSC Open House and Ice Cream Social ... All are invited to attend an Ice Cream Social at the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) from noon to 2 p.m. June 21. The event is an open house of the FFSC’s Bldg. 625-B and a release party for “The Heart of NASP” cookbook. Located behind the main FFSC building, the new and improved Bldg. 625-B has reopened as the “heart” of the FFSC for our military family members. Come tour the building and enjoy some ice cream. FFSC’s Work and Family Life team along with the rest of the FFSC family and partnering organizations will be on hand to share information regarding programs, classes and services. Free copies of “The Heart of NASP” cookbook will be available during the event. For more information, call 452-5990. NHP rodeo ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP’s) annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo will kick off June 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. The rodeo allows parents enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic to bring their children to the hospital on specific Saturdays throughout the summer to complete a physical. The physical exams are for children 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Remember to bring any required paperwork to the rodeo. Only school/sports physicals will be addressed at the rodeo. Additional dates for the rodeo will be July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 505-7120.

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Changes coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program From TRICARE

Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end on Dec. 31. Not to worry – anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10 dental carriers in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance ACE from page 1 U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process. Their review included an examination of each course curriculum as well as interviews with enlisted and senior enlisted CTTs. The review was conducted in accordance with the instruction for the continuous evaluation of Navy training courses, service occupation and professional experiences for civilian academic credit for inclusion on the Navy College Program and the Joint Services Transcript (JST). ACE recommends equivalent college credits for members of the armed forces for certain types of military training and service experiences, based on high quality standards of practice. They provide a collaborative link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process. Each of the ratings taught at CIWT receives an ACE evaluation every 10 years at a minimum. “It’s very important for our Sailors’ education growth,” Denise Myers from CIWT’s training directorate said. “It encourages them to move forward in their academic career. The skills and training our Sailors receive will translate well to the outside world.” The Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy. mil/local/cid/, www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www. twitter.com/NavyCIWT.

Program (FEDVIP). You will be able to enroll in FEDVIP during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season, which runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10. Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2019.

Previously, FEDVIP was not available to Department of Defense beneficiaries, but it will now be available to those who would have been eligible for TRDP. As an added bonus, they will also be able to enroll in FEDVIP vision coverage, along with most active duty family members. More than 3.3 million people are currently covered by FEDVIP. You can choose from dental plans offered by

Speeding from page 1 NASP with less than 12 points may drive on base. Exceed that amount, and you may find yourself walking. The 1805 citation will hurt your wallet. It is written for those speeding 15 mph over the speed limit, and the dollar amount for that is at least $200 – plus a $30 processing fee. “We want people to be safe, and Water from page 1 Field for fire suppression and firefighter training but have since been disused due to the health concerns. Groundwater monitoring wells at Saufley Field have recently been tested and shown to be contaminated with PFOAs. However, no such chemicals were used at Corry Station. “Perfluorocarbons were tested at the Corry water treatment plant in 2016 at the request of EPA and there was no detection,” Cmdr. Ancelmo McCarthy, NASP Public Works Officer (PWO), reported. Groundwater monitoring wells are used to test potential threats to wildlife and drinking water supplies in an area. These wells are often at shallow depths to help in detecting threats sooner and nearer to the surface before they reach deep-water wells. Once a contamination is detected, steps can be taken to prevent further damage and to protect any other water sources in the area. Monitoring wells are used throughout the Navy. The process for drilling and maintaining these wells is consid-

that’s the main thing,” Murray said. “We want people to pay attention to the speeding signs that are posted. Pedestrians in crosswalks: People need to understand that (pedestrians) have the right of way; (drivers) need to understand that pedestrians must make it all the way across the street before vehicles can proceed.” So if you are new to the base, just a reminder – NASP’s Security Department takes public safety seriously. So

erably different from drinking water wells. Unlike monitoring wells, which can be seen as simply a pipe drilled into a groundwater reservoir, drinking wells are cleaned through a water treatment plant. “A pipe is drilled into the groundwater and the pipe has a cap which can be removed so the water in the pipe can be collected for sampling,” Gibson said about the process of drilling monitoring wells. “The wells are typically shallow, medium or deep, going to the depth needed to for the surface water seepage. Drinking water wells are much deeper than groundwater monitoring wells. The Navy installs groundwater monitoring wells as part of the Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program to collect small amounts of shallow groundwater to monitor remediation sites.” NASP’s annual water quality report for 2017 will be announced by the end of June. For more information, contact Environmental Protection Specialist Joelle O’Daniel-Lopez at 452-3131 ext. 3027 or e-mail joelle.odaniellopez@ navy.mil.

SAPR from page 1 DD Form 2950 Page 10 (signed by the candidate’s supervisor and CO). Note that this interview must happen prior to attending VA class. The last day for packet/interview is July 5. Step three: The next step is to complete successfully the required 40 hour SAPR Initial VA class. The next 40 hour VA class will be held July 9 to 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227. Any VA candidate who has not completed steps one and two will not be allowed to attend class. Step four: Once class is completed successfully the VA candidate then applies to receive his/her DSAACP certification by completing

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. Craig Lewis was last week’s winner.

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

10 different carriers. To enroll in FEDVIP vision, you must be enrolled in a TRICARE health plan. You can decide if one of four vision plans meets your family’s needs. TRICARE Young Adult enrollees are not eligible to enroll in FEDVIP vision. You may only enroll in a FEDVIP plan outside of open season if you experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) that allows you to do so. Any

election in a FEDVIP plan remains in effect for the entire calendar year. For more information, visit the FEDVIP-TRICARE website at www.tricare.benefeds. com and sign up for e-mail notifications. You will get an email when new information is available and key dates approach. Future updates will include eligibility information, plans, carriers, rates, educational webinars and more.

does NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, who specifically called out speeding as a key issue during a recent all-hands ceremony. Do the right thing – do not speed or operate a cell phone while driving. Keep an eye out for training class formations as they march or cross the base’s roads. Remember, NASP Security does not want to write tickets. If you make safety a No.1 priority, those numbers “1408” and “1805” should not come up.

Chappie James Flight Academy open ... A crowd celebrates as Pensacola Mayor

Ashton Hayward (center) cuts the ribbon at the soft opening of the historic Chappie James Museum and Chappie James Flight Academy June 7. The museum is in honor of Pensacola native Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who became the first African American four-star general in 1975. His home was converted into the museum with a 1,000 square foot addition built for the flight academy at the back of the house. The full opening will be in February, 2019. Photo by Guy Stevens

DD Form 2950 in its entirety. After application is fully completed, one of the NAS Pensacola SARC will review the DD 2950 packet and sign appropriately. The VA candidate then submits the packet, including their VA certificate for DSAACP certification. The VA candidate will receive email notification from DSAACP that the application was received and the status of the application. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more info, contact one of the following: Lillie Johnson, SARC Lillie.o.johnson@navy.mil, 452-5109; Jennifer Walker, SARC Jennifer.walker1@navy.mil, 452-9017; Jenna Vaughn, Civilian VA Jenna.vaughn1@navy.mil, 452-5328 or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext. 0.

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Training focuses on women in leadership direction they are giving you.” The women on the panels were also asked about their work and life balance. “It’s important to recharge as much as possible,” Neaclesa Anderson, division counsel for Carderock, said. “You’re able to give your best self to the job when you take the time to recharge.” Easter said she had redefined work and life balance to just knowing what takes priority when and to making one decision at a time and then living with that decision. Similar to StefanyshynPiper’s comment about taking risks, George said she and the other members of the new professionals’ panel clearly took risks to get where they are. “It’s obvious that we took risks, and we made our own initiatives,” Charlotte George, program director for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Outreach programs, said. “Not everybody gets that same empowerment from their supervisors. I think Carderock creates the environment to get what they want. The reason I came to Carderock versus private sector was because of the academic environment and that everybody here is smarter than I am and that’s what I want to be around.” During the closing remarks, attendees were challenged to take what they had learned back to their work areas. “It doesn’t stop here,” Stanley said. “It’s really up to each and every one of you to take this back and grow with it and make it bigger than this.”

By Kelley Stirling Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division held a Leadership in a Diverse Environment training event May 31 in West Bethesda, Md. The event, though mostly geared toward women either in or seeking leadership positions, was created to provide any employee with knowledge and tools to help understand how diversity in the workforce can help lead to success. “Research have shown that the top 50 companies are very successful because of their diversity, and they consistently outperform other companies,” Dr. Paul Shang, Carderock’s acting technical director, said during his welcoming remarks. Capt. Mark Vandroff, commanding officer, connected diversity and inclusion directly to the Naval Sea System Command’s (NAVSEA) vision to “Expand the Advantage,” and that the advantage in this case is people. “One of the things we work hard here at Carderock to do is to bring talent, and in order to get the most talent, we have to bring in a diverse group of people, because talent exists everywhere,” Vandroff said, adding that attendees should see the LDE training event as an investment in human capital. Carderock’s LDE training event, developed by Carderock Chief of Staff Kathy Stanley, brought together women leaders within the Department of the Navy to talk about their experiences. Guest speakers

Senior leaders within the Department of the Navy answer questions during the women in leadership panel discussion at the Leadership in a Diverse Environment training event May 31 at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md. (Left to right) Neaclesa Anderson, division counsel for Carderock; Susan Tomaiko, director for Undersea Systems Contracts Division at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); Robin White, director for Surface Ship Design and Systems Engineering at NAVSEA; and Steffanie Easter, director, Navy Staff and senior chief of the naval operations. Photo by Devin Pisner included Victoria Bowens, director for DoN Diversity and Inclusion Office; retired Navy Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, former Carderock commander and astronaut; and Sarwat Chappell, program director for the Office of Naval Research’s Weapons, Power and Energy Office. Besides stories on how they got where they are, a common theme for all the speakers was how they balance work and life. “I think everyone agonizes over this,” Chappell said. “I gave myself permission to juggle my life and work, and it is OK sometimes to do that.” All of the speakers said they had taken advantage of opportunities throughout their career. Stefanyshyn-Piper said the opportunities can come with risk. “You have to take risks,

there are going to be risks,” Stefanyshyn-Piper said. “Don’t let your own self-doubt be the thing that holds you back.” Bowens described diversity not only in terms of gender or race, but also generations and culture. She said the only real difference between generations is technology, and other than that, there are just experiences. “The expectations of men and women have changed. The expectations of the workforce have changed,” Bowens said. “Be sensitive to the differences, be sensitive to these cultures.” Each of the panels was asked the same questions in order to get perspective from both senior and junior leaders in the workforce. One question that had similar answers from both was what was the most challenging thing about becoming

a leader. “Going from engineer to program management, I think the biggest challenge was I had to stop being a doer and transition to being a leader,” Steffanie Easter, director, Navy Staff and senior chief of naval operations. said. There were several pieces of advice from the panelists that they thought made improvements to their career, such as networking with peers and leaders, finding mentors, learning public speaking, being prepared in every assignment, taking advantage of collateral opportunities and stepping out of their comfort zone. “It’s tremendously important to seek out mentors,” Nancy Adler, branch head for the Performance Evaluation Branch, said. “I have peer mentors and senior mentors. Be open to feedback and take action on

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Team Navy competes in 2018 Warrior Games By MC1(SW/AW) Marcus L. Stanley

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OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (NNS) – Team Navy kicked off its participation in the annual Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1 during the opening ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, marking a return to the inaugural home of the competition. Comprised of 40 athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor, Team Navy joins approximately 210 other service members and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force and Canadian Armed Forces are also competing in the games. “It is truly humbling to be here cheering on the athletes of team Navy,” Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command said. “The athletes competing at the Warrior Games are the epitome of toughness, tapping all sources of strength and resilience.” The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members

and expose them to adaptive sports. During the event, which is scheduled to take place through June 9, athletes will test their abilities in 11 adaptive sports, including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Additionally, for the first time in Warrior Games history, athletes will compete in indoor rowing, powerlifting and timetrial cycling. “Learning how to compete using adaptive equipment has reinforced that I am still capable of accomplishing great things and giving back to my country, my community and my Sailors,” NDC Julius McManus said. “The Warrior Games have re-kindled my desire for competition and have helped me to remember that I am more than my injuries.” MACS David Mills, who is

HM3 Susan Guzoski (right), from Simi Valley, Calif., fist-bumps her competitor prior to the start of the 100-meter cycling event at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor, the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support for their families. Photo by MC3 Morgan K. Nall

participating in the games for the first time, said being a part of the event has brought on a wave of emotions. “Participating in the Warrior Games is a very humbling experience for me,” Mills said. “I think about it a lot, and I get emotional at times. I am not only representing myself and 39 other people on Team Navy, I am representing the Navy as a whole, and those who served before.” Navy Wounded Warrior-

Safe Harbor is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors’ recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities. To learn more about Navy

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Always Ready: Hurricane season is upon us From Defense Media Activity

Thousands of service members could be affected by this year’s hurricane season. If you are in a hurricane prone area and you are not prepared, you should be. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean, east of the dateline or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E. To fully prepare for an emergency, create one or more emergency kits, well in advance of a crisis, that include enough supplies for at least three days. If you live in a disaster-prone area (hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), consider extending capabilities to five days. Throughout the year, disaster kits should expand and evolve depending on your family’s needs, the season and the situation. The main items to have in your kit include water, food and first aid supplies. Be sure to include copies of important

personal documents such as birth and marriage certificates, titles, and bill, mortgage and insurance information. (These can be electronic copies on durable storage media such as a thumb drive which can be easily carried and updated.) You may also need to include additional supplies to meet the needs of any children, pets or special-needs family members. You may not be at home when disaster strikes, so make smaller emergency kits to keep at work and in your car. You also need a portable kit to take with you if you go to a shelter or evacuate. The emergency kits fact sheet (found at www.navy.mil/ah_online/documents/ disaster_kit.pdf) provides more tips and a list of items to include in your kits, as well as links to handy checklists you can download from the sites of national emergency planning and response agencies.

Types of emergency kits: • Portable Emergency Kit – Take this kit with you when you are ordered to evacuate. Make sure every member of your family knows where the kit is • Workplace Emergency Kit – This kit should be portable enough to be maintained at your workplace; you may have to evacuate from work or shelter up to 24 hours. Make sure you include comfortable walking shoes in case you have to walk long distances. This kit should include, at a minimum, food, water and a first-aid kit. Make sure you include your family’s communications plan • Vehicle Emergency Kit – In the event that you are stranded while driving, keep this kit in your vehicle at all times. This kit should contain at a minimum: food, water, flashlights and extra batteries, first aid kit and necessary medications, signal flares, repair tools,

portable AM/FM radio, comfortable/ sturdy shoes and blankets or sleeping bags. Also consider: cell phone and phone charger, reflective triangle, and baby formula and diapers if you have a small child. Make sure you include your family’s communications plan Maintaining your kits: • Make sure to constantly evaluate your kit and their relevance to the threats in your area • Throw away and replace any expired or damaged medications, food, or water For additional information: Department of Homeland Security (Ready. gov) and FEMA: • www. ready. gov/ build-a-kit • www. ready. gov/ maintainingyour- kit • www.ready.gov/kitstorage-locations • www. ready. gov/ sites/ default/files documents/files/checklist_1.pdf

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Suicide prevention: We’ve got your six

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) pray for suicide victims during a suicide prevention and awareness event called “Walk out of Darkness” in 2013. Photo by MC3 Class Preston By PO2 Kiana Raines USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) According to Navy Personnel Command in 2017, 66 Sailors died by suicide, and this year as of June 3 there have been 28 fatalities as a result of suicide. The safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) courses are programs dedicated to preventing death by suicide by educating Sailors in the detection and prevention of suicide. During the safeTALK

course, participants learn how to confidently identify signs that a person may be suicidal and how to utilize the resources available in order for them to connect that person with a trained professional. “The safeTALK class places participants in different scenarios and teaches them to recognize signs that someone may be suicidal, as well as getting them comfortable with asking directly about suicide,” Lt. Cmdr. David Kim, a command chaplain onboard USS

Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), said. “We’re responsible for keeping our shipmates safe and for providing forceful backup. We need to look out for each other. You shouldn’t be worried about being nosey or asking hard questions. Asking questions is usually all it takes to get somebody the help they need.” ASIST offers a two-day interactive course where participants learn risk factors and warning signs for suicide and how to intervene and prevent

the immediate risk of death. “ASIST is designed to teach skills that enable an adult to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk for suicide,” RPC Patricia Hernandez, assigned to Ford’s command religious ministries department, said. “It is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide, and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.” Sailors who attend the course view it as value-added to help support and keep their shipmates safe. Hernandez said, Sailors who attend this training, to include myself, reported learning to directly ask about suicide, as well as effective communication techniques, such as; active listening, building rapport and employing a non-judgmental approach to the topic of suicide. Both programs offer a T4T (Training for Trainers) course that teaches participants the skills taught in introductory courses, as well as how to train others in those very same techniques so that they, in turn, can go back to their commands and teach others. SafeTALK and ASIST workshops are open to all servicemembers. For more information and how to register, ask your command chaplain or call the CREDO Office.

NASP also has your six Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) has on-base resources for anyone who needs them. Remember, you are not alone and there are people here to help. NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides counseling services for active-duty and family members. Contact FFSC at the number listed below for more information. NASP’s CREDO office provides safeTALK and ASIST workshops for those interested in participating. Contact the CREDO office at the number below for more information on any upcoming classes or events. • NASP resources CREDO Office and the Chaplains’ Office: 452-2341 FFSC: 452-5990 • Navy resources A Navy suicide prevention page can be visted at ww.navy.mil or at the link www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/support/21st_ century_sailor/suicide_prevention/Pages/default.aspx Suicide Prevention Hotline: (901) 874-6613 Suicide prevention e-mail: suicideprevention@navy. mil.

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NAS Whiting Field XO Cmdr. Don Gaines retires Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

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aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) bid farewell to Cmdr. Don Gaines in a retirement ceremony last week following his tour as executive officer of NASWF. Gaines served as the executive officer beginning June 2015, culminating with his retirement and ending a threeyear tour with NASWF. He enlisted in the Navy in 1989, and reached the rank of hospital corpsman second class (HM2) until he was selected for the first Seaman to Admiral class program in 1994. He was commissioned after completion of Officer Candidate School in July, 1995. Upon completion of flight school and fleet replacement squadron training in 1998, he reported onboard Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) in San Diego, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of San Diego, and after a deployment, transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron

21 (HSC-21). In May, 2006, Gaines reported to the pre-establishment unit for HSC-23 as the pre-commissioning unit executive officer. He then reported to PERS 40 in Millington, Tenn. In 2009, Gaines served as the branch head for enlisted aviation distribution (PERS 404). He then completed a tour at BUPERS 3 where he served as aviation enlisted community manager and the deputy enlisted community manager before reporting to NASWF as the executive officer. Gaines’ deloyments included USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Camden (AOE2), second tour on USS Camden and the USNS Bridge (TAOE10). During his retirement speech, Gaines shared a story of how

Cmdr. Don Gaines is piped ashore for the last time after his retirement ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) last week. Gaines served as the executive officer for the last three years of his 29-year naval career.

he became an aviator. Prior enlisted as a hospital corpsman, he applied for a special opportunity to be part of the first class of the Navy’s Seaman to Admiral program. “Out of 1,400 qualified applicants they only took 50 Sailors. I was one of them,” Gaines said. “After my tour in HC-11, I went to the University of San Diego as a full lieutenant. The great thing was I had awesome study habits that I had learned in flight school, and I graduated summa cum laude. I knew Three generations in naval aviation ... Three gen-

erations of naval aviators who trained at NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) stand in front of a T-28 static aircraft prior to U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Zach Griffitt’s (left) winging ceremony June 8. Griffitt’s grandfather, Capt. Larry Griffitt (right), flew the T-28 at NASWF in the 1960s, and his father, Cmdr. Greg Griffitt (center), U.S. Navy Reserve pilot, trained at the base in the 1990s. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn

.thatif I took this program, I was going to do at least 20 years, so why not enjoy those years? That was the driving reason to fly – I wanted to enjoy my job.” Reflecting back on his 29 years of naval service, the former XO shared a number of memorable moments, one such memory was when he hit the water in an H-46 helicopter during a search and rescue mission. He was junior pilot that day when the senior pilot experienced vertigo. Gaines pulled on the collective (the power) just in time to save the aircraft from hitting the water, to just “bounce” the water, avoiding what could have been a more dire situation. “I learned several lessons that day,” Gaines said. “One: Trust your crew, everyone has a vested interest in living. Two: There really is no rank in the cockpit. I was a junior pilot, and I assumed they were capable of spotting when they had vertigo and thought wrong. Finally, I learned to appreciate life every day.” The former XO gave credit to his wife Eling Gaines as the person who supported him throughout his entire na-

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Military Notices Foreign language web base field test

“Read all About It...” NHP physical rodeo announced

The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Italian and Polish linguist skills to participate in the web based field test to contribute to the revision of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and the mission of the Department of Defense. They are a series of three versions called “Forms,” and it is requested all forms be taken, in order to evaluate a true assessment of the study for a new DLPT revision. When registering, precede your last name with WBFT and indicate in the comments section of the online request “For WBFT.” Test location will be NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 634. Deadline for participation is July 31. To schedule an appointment, register at www.mnp. navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.

PMOAA scholarship applications

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

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 or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate and 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters, fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted by today, June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim at 969-9715 or vann.milheim@att.net.

Coast Guard council invitation

The Pensacola chapter of the Coast Guard Friends and Family Retiree Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fellowship-type organization that would love to hear from folks of any Coast Guard association, including active-duty, retired, auxiliary, family members and others. For more information, contact ret. USCG COMM3 Bill Hayden at 554-3858 or e-mail coastguardfamily@yahoo.com.

Navy choir seeking members

The Naval Air Training Command Choir, officially sponsored by the U.S. Navy from 1949 until the early 2000s, is reuniting its members from across the decades. Choir alumni have been invited to the University of Florida in Gainesville to perform Dec. 2 with more than 200 other singers and a symphony orchestra in an extraordinary event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the carol Silent Night. An especially unique segment of the concert will musically convey the true story of the 1914 Christmas Eve cease-fire between German and Allied troops in World War I when the soldiers set aside their weapons, exchanged gifts and sang carols together. Former members who still enjoy singing and are interested in participating in this – or future choir activities – should register now at https://tinyurl.com/ NATCC-Signup or send an e-mail to natcc1@aol.com. Include your name, phone, e-mail, years in the choir, mailing address and vocal range. Interested parties may mail the same information to Dave Scott, P.O. Box 6892, Huntsville, AL 35813. Music scores, recorded rehearsal tracks and other preparation aids will be provided electronically, and two days of rehearsal will precede the concert. Facebook users may connect with choir members at www.facebook.com/groups/natcc.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between: May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you

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Naval Hospital Pensacola’s annual School/Sports/ Camp Physical Rodeo will kick off June 23 from 8 a.m. to noon. The rodeo allows parents enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic to bring their children to the hospital on specific Saturdays throughout the summer to complete a physical. The physical exams are for children 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Remember to bring any required paperwork to the rodeo. Only school/sports physicals will be addressed at the rodeo. The additional dates for the rodeo will be July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 505-7120.

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville Riverfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or e-mail yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

Healthy lifestyle festival announced

There will be a two-day NEX and Commissary Healthy Lifestyle Festival starting today June 15 through 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will be comprised of several fitness activities for the whole family, storewide nutritional demonstrations, samples and kid friendly activities. For more information, call NEX Event Coordinator Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

Great American Campout at NASP

NEX Corry Mall and MWR presents the National Great American Campout June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see all the great outdoors has to offer this season with demostrations featuring family activities, watersports, camping and more. MWR Marina will be on site demostrating camping and water activities including a kayak and paddleboards, and adventure trips for the whole family For additional details, call NEX Event Coordinator Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

Onboard NASP MWR summer reading program

Every week MWR will have a new adventure at the NASP library as the summer reading program takes children around the world. Join the library each Friday at 1 p.m. starting today, June 15 until Aug. 3. The eight week reading program helps to keep children’s reading skills up, enhancing the love for books and learning in a family friendly, fun environment. Weekly programs include: • June 15: Airport departure • June 22: Africa • June 29: Europe • July 6: Australia and Antartica • July 13: Asia • July 20: South America • July 27: North America • Aug. 3: End of the program party For more information or to register, call 452-4362.

Commodore’s Cup race No. 2

Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race has been rescheduled due to weather concerns and now will be Aug. 11. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www.navypnsyc.org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 2912115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

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Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse

The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.

Around Town 39th Chip Boes Basketball Camp

The 39th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp, hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation Sports Specialty Summer Camp Program, will conduct three fun filled sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 this summer. Cost for this week of basketball fun is $90 per camper. Campers receive a new basketball, camp shirt, awards, ice cream party and more. Brochures and information for all three sessions can be obtained at all the City of Pensacola Community Recreation Centers. Sessions include June 18 to 22 and July 16 to 20. For more information, call 968-9299, text 449-9958 or e-mail chipboes@gmail. com.

Basketball referee training camp

There will be a championship basketball referee training camp June 29 and 30 at Pensacola State College. This camp is for men and women ages 17 and above. Cost of the camp is $30 advanced registration before June 21 and $40 after June 22. For more information or to apply, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299, text 449-9958 or e-mail chipboes@ gmail.com.

Public safe boating course available

Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron is proud to present America’s boating course at Pensacola State College, Warrington Campus, Bldg. 3200A, Rm. 3205 located at 5555 W Hwy 98, Pensacola. Dates for the courses will be June 19 and 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Subjects covered include: Florida boating laws, boat terms, boat handling, anchoring, boat equipment requirements and more. The course meets requirements for Florida Boating Safety Education ID card. No registration fee or tuition. A text book is required at $40 including tax. Two students may share course materials. For more information, contact Chuck Blair at blairchuck@hotmail.com or (813) 731-6327. To register online, visit www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/ getregformx.cgi?C-17986.

Panhandle senior traveling group

Panhandle Senior Travelers, a tour group for seniors 50 and over, will meet June 19 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd, in back of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Avenue. The meeting will be held to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. The brief meeting starts at 5 p.m. During the meeting the members hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. Annual membership fee is $14 and pay for trip(s) you wish to attend. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month, except May and December. The group is a non-smoking and fragrance-free club. Trip insurance is highly recommend. See a detailed comparison of trip insurance options at www.insuremytrip.com. For more information, visit www.PSTravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel at 324-0626.

Skopelos announces charity festival

Skopelos is hosting its second annual festival July 29. For the inaugural festival last year, there were more than 400 guests and there is expected to be an even larger turnout this year. Skopelos selects a different charity each year to donate a portion of the proceeds to, and this year they are excited to benefit the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation. For more information, visit www.skopelosatnewworld.com/2018-skopelos-wine-spirit-food-festival.

Jazz film series at library

Jazz Pensacola and the West Florida Public Library will present a free “Jazz Film Series” Sundays throughout July at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St. All films begin at 1:30 p.m. and feature a brief introduction and a jazz discussion by Jazz Pensacola members and library staff. In addition, filmgoers can enjoy free refreshments and a Jazz Room exhibit. Schedule will be as follow: • July 1, “The Benny Goodman Story” • July 8, “The Glenn Miller Story” • July 22, “The Gene Krupa Story” • July 29, “Paris Blues” For more information, visit www.jazzpensacola.com or www.mywfpl.com.

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CIWT welcomes NJROTC students; See page B2 “Spotlight”

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

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ith rapidly rising temperatures and the thoughts of beach, cookouts and travel ahead of us, the Naval Safety Center releases its Summer Safety presentation for 2018. Before you rush off for whatever fun-filled activities you have planned let us go over a few safety topics for the “Critical Days of Summer.” Summer 2017 fatalities In 2017, Between Memorial Day and Labor Day: • 12 Sailors and 14 Marines lost their lives • Impact: 26 trained and ready Sailors and Marines are no longer with us Summer 2017 overview of traffic and off-duty/recreation mishaps Total traffic and off-duty/ recreation fatalities: • Eight percent higher than previous five-year average (26 vs. 24.8) • 37 percent increase from previous year (26 vs. 19) Automobile fatalities: • Six percent higher than fiveyear average (seven vs. 6.6) • 12 percent decrease from previous year (seven vs. eight) Motorcycle fatalities: • 49 percent higher than fiveyear average (17 vs. 11.4) • 112 percent increase from previous year (17 vs. eight) Pedestrian fatalities: • 44 percent less than fiveyear average (one vs. 1.8) • No change from previous year (one vs. one) Off-Duty/Recreation Fatalities: • 81 percent less than fiveyear average (one vs 5.2) • 50 percent decrease from

previous year (one vs. two) Swim safety: • 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

nel of water flowing seaward from the shore. It can occur at any beach with breaking waves How to escape a rip current: 1. Relax. Do not swim back to shore directly against a rip. You risk exhaustion and drowning 2. Calmly float or tread water to conserve energy. Swim parallel to shore until outside of the rip or in a diagonal direction towards the shore 3. Swim where lifeguards are present

Diving safety: • Never dive into shallow water. Always inspect the depth of the water to make sure it is deep enough for diving. If diving from a high point, make sure the bottom of the body of water is DOUBLE the distance from which you are diving. For example, when diving from eight feet above water, make sure the bottom of body of water is AT LEAST 16 feet under water • Develop a plan for reaching medical personnel who can treat swimming-related injuries. Anyone watching swimmers near the water should learn CPR and be able to rescue them Rip currents: • A rip current: A strong chan-

Boating safety: Operating a boat requires concentrated skill and a keen sense of awareness in the boat and on water. A clear head and a responsible outlook are necessary to make a day on the water as smooth and as safe as possible. 1. Do not overload – check the boat manufacturer’s capacity plate 2. Know your boat – what it can and cannot do 3. Keep a good lookout and situational awareness of other boats and objects 4. Ensure crew and passengers wear a USCG approved personal flotation device 5. Operate at safe and legal speeds – watch your wake 6. Know and respect the

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summer 2018 weather – heed weather warnings Boating Under the Influence (BUI): Alcohol affects judgement, balance and coordination. These impairments increase the likelihood of accidents afloat for both passengers and boat operators. U.S. Coast Guard data shows that in boating deaths involving alcohol use, more than half the victims capsized their boats and/ or fell overboard. Alcohol is even more hazardous on the water than on land. The marine environment, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray accelerates a drinker’s impairment. These stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator’s coordination, judgment and reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol. Alcohol can also be more dangerous to boaters because boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway. Recreational boaters do not have the benefit of experiencing daily boat operation. In fact, boaters average only 110 hours on the water per year. Alcohol has many physical

effects that directly threaten safety and well-being on the water. Safe barbecuing: • Keep your grill outside. Keep away from house, trees and deck railings • Read the owner’s manual. Make sure your grill is assembled properly and stable • Protect yourself. Grill gloves, utensils with long handles and avoid loose fitting clothing • Clean thoroughly. Keep a fire extinguisher handy • Man the fire. Never leave unattended when flames are present or hot • Start a gas grill with the lid open. Lighting while closed can cause a dangerous buildup of gas • Be responsible with lighter fluid. Only use to start a charcoal grill • Check the gas lines. Conduct a gas leak test at the beginning of every season. Inspect propane tanks • Use the right cords. Only use an outdoor extension cord that is properly grounded • Shut down your grill correctly. Turn off burners and fuel supply

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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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CIWT welcomes Port St. Joe High School NJROTC Story, photos by MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training

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he Center for Information Warfare Training hosted 24 Naval Junior ROTC (NJROTC) cadets, May 17 to 18. The cadets from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe, Fla. and their naval science instructor retired Navy Cmdr. Anthony Almon visited CIWT’s largest schoolhouse, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, to learn how the Navy prepares its Sailors to fight and win across the information warfare spectrum. CTRCM Thaddeus Morris, a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, who was also a

NJROTC program cadet, led the tour. “It’s a great honor to be able to be a part of the program as much as I can,” Morris said. “Being able to bring them here and let them see that there is something outside of our small town is very important. I’m hopeful that some of them will see that the military is a great opportunity for them, and they’ll be able to do great things.”

CTRCM Thaddeus Morris, a native of Port St. Joe, Fla., provides a tour of the Center for Information Warfare Training to Navy Junior ROTC cadets from Port St. Joe High School. Morris, also a graduate of Port St. Joe High School, guided the students on their tour of the Pensacola area.

The tour included discussions with instructors from each of the “A” schools at

Capt. Bill Lintz, commanding officer of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), provides a tour of the CIWT headquarters building to Navy Junior ROTC cadets from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe, Fla.

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IWTC Corry Station to provide the cadets with a better understanding of each rating’s role in information warfare. During their time onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station, the cadets also visited the command’s cryptologic history display to learn about the events and people that shape modern information warfare. “I’d like to thank everyone here for giving us the chance to come here and learn how everything is run,” Cadet Lt. j.g. Wesley Chapman said. “This was a great opportunity to learn about the cryptology field, which is something I’m interested in going into.” While in Pensacola, the cadets also had the opportunity

to visit the Naval Air Technical Training Center onboard NASP, view a practice session by the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team and attend a Blue Wahoos baseball game during a military appreciation night. Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www. navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/, www. facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • 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 • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for July 11. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for June 21. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon June 21 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 • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is June 21. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center 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 vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall

• Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 22. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon June 22 at Lighthouse Terrace, No. 1 Price Ave. A learning activity to enhance self-expression and socialization in children through dance with use of instruments • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in

Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 4526376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • 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 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • Buddhism 101: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442

the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 4705546, 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-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s

CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. 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 4522342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com.


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Dancers perform to benefit Covenant Care

Shane and Shannon Jenson will perform at the “Life’s a Dance” performance benefitting Covenant Care June 16. Photo courtesy of Covenant Care From Stephanie Clay Covenant Care The 10th and final “Life’s a Dance” performance will take center stage at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre tomorrow, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. The star-studded evening of dance featuring national and local celeb-

rities is presented by Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Beggs & Lane, NurseSpring and Brown Helicopter. This year’s performance is “The Last Dance,” and features celebrity performers Mark Ballas and Tristan MacManus from popular television dance shows,

singer/songwriter BC Jean and emcee Fabian Sanchez, as well as an impressive cast of nationally acclaimed, award-winning dancers, including Shannon and Shane Jensen. Local celebrity dancers include Madrina Ciano, Brent and Angela Lane, Ashley Ruiz and Gus Silivos. Alumni

dancers from the previous nine years of Life’s a Dance performances will reunite for a celebratory dance. To support a local celebrity with a donation to Covenant Care, visit www. choosecovenant.org/ event/lifes-a-dance. All proceeds benefit patients and families of Covenant Care. Tickets start at $20; VIP tickets are $100 and include prominent seating and an exclusive cast party in the ballroom following the performance. Purchase tickets at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre or at www.ticketmaster.com. Since 1983, Covenant Care has been a trusted non-profit hospice provider originating in Pensacola, Florida. Today Covenant Care provides a continuum of services, including hospice and palliative care, home health care and memory care, throughout 34 counties in North Florida and South Alabama. Covenant Care’s family of post-acute services provides care for patients no matter the health challenge they are facing. www.choosecovenant.org.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a SATURDAY TUESDAY (PG13) “Breaking In” (PG13) “Avengers: Infinity “Breaking In” (PG13) t “Book Club” 5 p.m. Noon War” (PG13) 5 p.m. 3D: 1 p.m. c “Avengers: Infinity “Life of the Party” “Deadpool 2” (R) War” (PG13) (PG13) “Deadpool 2” (R) 7 p.m. h 3D: 7:20 p.m. 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Deadpool 2” (R) 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY Movies shown today are free “Peter Rabbit” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 3 p.m. “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG13) 2D: Noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Deadpool 2” (R) 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Overboard” (PG13) Noon

“Overboard” (PG13) 1 p.m.

“Life of the Party” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.

“Book Club” (PG13) 3:30 p.m. “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG13) 2D: 6 p.m.

“Book Club” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Breaking In” (PG13) 7:30 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. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com

THURSDAY “Book Club” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Life of the Party” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “Deadpool 2” (R) 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

June 15, 2018

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.

• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip June 23 through 24 to Cheaha Falls, Talladega National Forest, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, Try this rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at • MWR summer the Tickets and Travel reading program: office Bldg. 3787 at Every week MWR Corry Station. Back- will have a new adpacking 101 Skills venture at the NASP Course is a prerequi- library as the sumsite for all NAS Pen- mer reading program sacola backpacking takes children around trips. For more infor- the world Fridays mation call 281-5489 starting at 1 p.m.. The program helps or 452-6354. • Movies on the to keep children’s Lawn: There will be reading skills up, enmovies shown on the hancing their love for lawn in front of the books and learning. Portside Gym, Bldg. This week, June 15, 627 every second the adventure will be and fourth Saturday the airport depature. starting at dusk. Bring Next week, June 22, your blankets, lawn will be an African chairs and coolers. If adventure. For more it rains, the movie will information and a be canceled; check full list of weekly proFacebook for rain- grams, call 452-4362. outs at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372. • Father’s Day Massage Special: MWR Fitness will have a Father’s Day special starting tomorrow, June 16 to 21. Book full body massage and get a free thirdy-minute armoatherapy scalp massage. For more information or to book a massage, call 4529845. •Advance showing: Portside Cinema will host a free advance showing of Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R), June 23 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 452-3523. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 452-7810. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421or e-mail baldg6@att.net.

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 4522372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.

PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE

Waives Fees for Active Duty Military BEGINNING JULY 1, 2018

Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at 850-484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Apply for Fall Semester Today! Classes start August 20 PensacolaState.edu or call 850-484-2544

Pensacola State College will use the U.S. Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance Program to waive any portion of fees for student activities, financial aid, technology, and capital improvements so that active duty military service members can further their education in a military-friendly environment.


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