NASP road construction alerts: ... A Duncan/Hovey Road water valve replacement project is underway; the center lane of Duncan Road near Hovey Road will be used for northbound traffic. The two northbound lanes of Duncan Road near Hovey Road will be closed for the work to take place. At the intersection of Duncan and Hovey roads, only a right turn off of Hovey Road will be allowed. For persons wanting to turn left off of Hovey Road onto Duncan Road, a detour will be created making the normally one-way road by the cemetery a two-lane road. The work will begin June 19 and last approximately three to four weeks. For further information, call Construction Manager Samuel D. Lee at 452-3131, ext. 3076. • Traffic notice: The westbound turn lane that connects Taylor Road to Radford Boulevard in front of the National Naval Aviation Museum Road is scheduled to be closed starting June 19, according to the NASP Public Works Department (PWD). Drivers will need to go straight on Taylor Road to the stop sign and turn right on Radford Boulevard. Signs will be posted to direct traffic. The closing will be temporary to allow road repairs and the installation of a new stoplight. The construction work is expected to take about six weeks, officials said.
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IWTC Corry Station remembers USS Liberty Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station observed the 50th anniversary of the attack on USS Liberty (AGTR 5) during a ceremony in the chapel onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station June 8. Liberty, a technical research ship, came under fire from Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats June 8, 1967, while conducting operations in international waters. The Six Day War between Israel and neighboring Arab countries had broken out on June 5, 1967. During the ceremony, ITC Nachelle Scott read the timeline of events from the day of the attack and two students read a letter from a survivor, retired Lt. Frank McInturff, who was a cryptologic technician seaman at the time. “The attack is without a doubt a significant event in our
cryptologic history and should be studied by all,” McInturff wrote in his letter. “Moreover, I believe Liberty’s lasting legacy is the remarkable performance of the crew, when 34 crewmen gave their lives and 170 were wounded, performing their duty that day in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.” Following significant damage from the aircraft strafing, one torpedo struck the ship, resulting in 25 of the 34 casualties. “While the reason for the attack remains disputed to this day in the minds of many, what is clear is that the entire crew: 16 officers, nine chiefs, 263 petty officers and seaman, three Marines and three civilians performed their duties with excellence,” wrote McInturff, who later received a Bronze Star Medal. “Without their heroic efforts, many more would have been killed and the ship would have been lost.” The keynote speaker for the event, retired CTTCS Greg See Liberty on page 2
Retired CTTCS Greg Welch shares his memory of the attack on the USS Liberty (AGTR 5) during an observance ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the event. Liberty, a technical research ship, came under fire from Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats June 8, 1967, while conducting operations in international waters.
NASP Civilians of the Year: MWR takes top honors Cove operations manager, for Junior CoY. MWR also extends congratulations to all of the junior and The Pensacola Morale, Welfare and senior Civilian of the Quarter Recreation (MWR) program took (CoQ) winners – Senior CoQ: home both Senior and Junior Civilian Leon Polnitz, base security; of the Year (CoY) awards in a cereCathy Whitney, NASP Public mony May 24. Affairs; and Dorothy Walker, NAS Pensacola commanding officer Robin Morrissey MWR. Junior CoQ: David Abbey Taunton Capt. Christopher Martin presented the Schlagheck, Fleet and Family awards to Robin Morrissey, MWR fitness director, for Support Center (FFSC), Patricia Shotwell, MWR, and Senior CoY, and Abbey “Trey” Taunton, Sherman Mark Hillman, base security. Story, photos by Marshall Pesta MWR Marketing
Morrissey, from Ferndale, Mich., has more than 20 years of service with the Navy MWR program and oversees five fitness centers onboard NASP and NASP Corry Station as well as the MWR Aquatics and Sports programs. In the last year, she has been instrumental in implementing the Navy Operational Fitness & Fueling System (NOFFS), bringing a state-of-the-art fitness system worth $158,000 to the Portside Fitness Center. See NASP’s CoYs on page 2
Portside Cinema offers Dunkirk Experience before movie release Story, photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann NASP Public Affairs
CNO Ombudsman onboard NAS Pensacola ... CNO Ombudsman At Large, Dr. Barbara Burke, meets with NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, at the NASP command headquarters building June 1. The pair paused at the NASP quarterdeck’s alcohol-related incident (ARI) board, which reflects more than two years free of any ARIs. Burke was onboard the base for a meeting with NAS Pensacola’s command leadership and a facilities tour. Photo by Ens Jacob Kotlarski
Portside Cinema at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) was host June 8 to the Dunkirk Experience, a virtual look into the World War II evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk to England. The family-friendly event included a portable trailer that featured a character-building teaser in advance of the movie “Dunkirk,” which is expected to be released next month. Tim Carey, manager of Portside Cinema, worked with Navy Motion Pictures to bring the experience to NASP. It was open for people of all ages. Packed full with high-tech digital projection and sound, including kickers that made the seats vibrate, the trailer helped create the sense of participating in the evacuation of Dunkirk. A first viewer to witness this five-minute long trailer was Marine Pfc. Richard Harper. “The capacity of what they were able to provide was unreal,” Harper said. “The See Dunkirk on page 2
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Welch also served aboard Liberty and shared his memories and lessons learned from the event with those in attendance. “Most of us wonder why we do these damage control drills as much as we do,” said Welch. “It’s so that when the real thing happens, you know exactly what you need to do. That preparedness is what saved the ship that day. You never know when these things happen or if it will happen to you, so you need to always take the training seriously.” After Welch’s speech, the audience stood as the names of the crew members who perished were read aloud. Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer, IWTC Corry Station, reiterated Welch’s message of preparedness before requesting the audience take a moment of silence to honor the victims. “We must use this tragedy to fight against complacency,” said Eng. “Conflict can strike at any time. Our Navy has been largely untested in the last four decades, which spans the career of our most senior officers and master chiefs. What will win the day against a near-peer adversary or an asymmetric threat will be the mental and physical strength of our Sailors against that of our adversary.” More on the history of USS Liberty and the attack is available at https:// www. history.navy.mil/research/histori es/ship-histories/danfs/l/liband erty-agtr-5-iii.html https:// www. nsa.gov/ newsfeatures/declassified-documents/uss-liberty/. IWTC Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare (IW) across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, http:// www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter.com/NavyCIWT.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program seeking military Victim Advocates (VAs) From NASP SAPR
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program onboard NAS Pensacola is currently recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VAs) for the NAS Pensacola SAPR team. The Department of Defense (DoD) requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated by their commanding officer via the command SAPR point-of-contact (POC). After the VA candidate is validated by the command and has a current clearance of NAC or above within the last three years, the next step is to complete the required 40 hours SAPR iniNASP’s CoYs from page 1
In addition, she also oversees the training and development of Command Fitness Leaders (CFLs), training more than 1,000 individuals on this vital Navy fitness program. Despite having extensive responsibility, you can still find her leading fitness classes at the Radford Fitness Center. “It’s great to have your
hard work be recognized,” said Morrissey. “I make it a point to pass that on to my staff as well, because no matter what I do, they are the ones who make me look good.” Taunton, a Pensacola native, has 11 years of experience with Pensacola MWR. Her efforts were crucial to Sherman Cove and Bayou Grande marinas earning the Florida Department of Environ-
tial VA class. The next 40-hour VA class will be held at the NETC HRO Bldg. 680, Rm. 227 from 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., July 10-14. A VA registration packet, a completed and signed DD Form 2950 Page 10, and a personal interview with one of the NASP SARCs are required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is July 6. Once the class is completed successfully and the VA candidate receives the command and SARC’s endorsement, the VA then applies to receive their DSAACP certification. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more info, contact Lillie Johnson, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, at Lillie.email@example.com, 452-5109, or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext. 0.
mental Protection’s Clean and Resilient Marina certification, demonstrating their environmental responsibility and emergency preparedness, vital in a volatile weather region such as Florida. This is especially important to protecting the local waterways with traffic from more than 1,000 boaters coming through Sherman Cove and Bayou Grande each year.
In addition to the more than 700 boat slips Sherman Cove maintains, they also oversee watercraft rental to service members, Department of Defense employees, retirees and family members, with everything from kayaks and paddleboards to pontoons and sail boats. Even after helping the marina earn a five-star accreditation, the CoY award still took Taunton
by surprise. “Honestly, I didn’t even think I would win this award,” Taunton said. “I’m still grinning ear-toear just knowing that my work was recognized next to so many great nominees.” Taunton also acknowledged the wealth of knowledge she has gained from her leadership, and hopes to move on to fill that role in the future.
CNO’s ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority’ online From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority,” earlier this year, a document that addresses how the Navy will adapt to changes in the security environment and continue to fulfill its mission. To read A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority go to https:// www. cnic. navy. mil/ content/ dam/ cnic/ cnrse/ pdfs/ CNRSE/ CNO% 20Design% 20for% 20Maintaining%20 Maritime%20 Superiority.pdf. The term “design” refers to the document’s built-in flexibility, recognizing the rapid rate of change occurring in both technology and the maritime domain. “This guidance frames the problem and a way forward, while acDunkirk from page 1
effort that was put into this to make you really get a feeling for what those troops went through was pretty cool.” Numerous people, including NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, hold strong personal ties to World War II events because their family members served in the military during that time. His grandfather served as a machine gunner against the Germans. Dominguez took in the attraction, and
said he appreciated the dogfighting scene between two Allied aircraft and a German aircraft the most. “As an aviator myself, I enjoyed seeing the teamwork that was used to bring down the enemy,” Dominguez said. The event was perfectly timed with multiple other historical commemorations that took place earlier in June, including Midway and D-Day anniversaries. The Dunkirk evacuation took place from May 26 to June 4 in 1940. Hundreds of thousands of French, Belgian, British and Canadian troops were surrounded by the German
“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 (June 16 photo at right). 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) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Last week’s winner was Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast’s Craig Lewis.
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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.
knowledging that there is inherent and fundamental uncertainty in both the problem definition and the proposed solution,” said Richardson. The CNO’s design reaffirms the Navy’s mission, describes the strategic environment and identifies four lines of effort, each with corresponding objectives to guide the actions of the Navy and its leaders. The four lines of effort are the following: • Strengthen Naval Power at and from Sea. • Achieve High Velocity Learning at Every Level. • Strengthen our Navy Team for the Future. • Expand and Strengthen our Network of Partners. The document also details four “Core Attributes” that serve as guiding criteria for command decisions in decentralized operations: integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
Army. The British Navy, along with the help of many local merchant marine and fishing boats, successfully evacuated 338,226 soldiers from Dunkirk during the Battle of France. The experience helped all viewers recognize the importance of keeping the memories of World War II occurrences alive through a cinematic experience. For more information on the Portside Cinema, visit http://www. navy mwr pensacola. com/ or download their mobile app: NavyMWR Pensacola.
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Buying Father’s Day card brings back good memories By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
y middle-aged brain regularly forgets that my sunglasses are perched on my head, can’t remember where I parked the minivan and compels me to walk around my house muttering to myself, “Now, why did I come in this room again?” But for some unknown reason, I have an incredibly detailed memory of my childhood. My recollections aren’t perfect; instead, I experience flashbacks of mundane, seemingly unimportant occurrences like climbing my neighbor’s tree or eating dry Tang out of the jar. It’s as if I can transport myself back in time and reexperience all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings. Simple childhood memories have a way of clearing the cobwebs away to reveal hidden truths in my life. I had one of these nostalgiainduced grounding experiences a few years ago, while I was at Walmart buying cards for Father’s Day. I thought it would be a quick errand, and
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promised the children I would be done in a jiffy. But I could only stand there, reading card after card, mumbling to myself, grimacing and shaking my head. None seemed to fit my complex circumstances. None described our complicated relationship. None communicated the mixed emotions between my father and me. The children began protesting, so I sent them to find a gallon of milk to buy me more time. “Stop overthinking this,” I said to myself, “there must be something here with relevance.” Before picking up another card, I stopped, stared into the distance, and tried to remember how I felt about my dad – before.
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 andpotatoesoflife.com. Before my marriage to my Navy husband emptied my parents’ nest. Before my parents got divorced. Before my Dad resented me for not speaking to him for five years. Before I resented him for
breaking up our family. Before we butted heads trying to form a new relationship. Before we had to forgive each other. I thought back to a time when I was just a child and he was just my Dad. As the details of my childhood awoke from hibernation, vivid scenes flashed in my mind. Dad taking out his false front tooth (college football injury) on a family road trip, and talking to the tollbooth operator with a hillbilly accent, just to make my brother and me laugh. Dad letting me skip school to go with him to Pittsburgh for business, and me throwing up cookies into the air conditioning vents of his Buick on the way. Dad lying shirtless on the floor so my brother and I could draw on his back with ink pens while he watched golf tournaments on TV. Dad lecturing my brother and me at the dinner table on report card day. Dad trying to explain to a police officer why he was teaching me how to do doughnuts in the icy parking lot after swim practice one night. Dad handing me an old tube sock filled with tools – a small hammer, screwdrivers, pliers – before I left for college. Dad nervously walking me down
the aisle at my wedding. One memory lead to another, and to another. Then, my mind was seized by one early recollection, which ended my paralyzing over-analysis. I could clearly see my father lifting me from the back seat of our station wagon. I had fallen asleep on the way home from some evening event, but woke up when my parents pulled into our driveway. I kept my eyes closed and pretended, lazily allowing my arms to drape limply around my father’s neck and my head to rest upon his shoulder. I bobbed gently as he walked through the house and into my yellow bedroom, where he laid me in my mock brass bed, removed my shoes, and tucked the covers around my chunky little frame. I felt him kiss my forehead. Then, he just stood there a while. Pausing, watching in the dark silence, before he turned and left the room. Suddenly, there at Walmart, the Father’s Day cards on the rack had relevance. My father raised me, protected me, cared for me, loved me. I love and appreciate him. Enough said.
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, MCPON visit USS Iwo Jima on same day By MCSN Joe J. CardonaGonzalez and MC2 Hunter S. Harwell USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs
AYPORT, Fla. (NNS) – The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted two high-level dignitaries in one day as Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano each visited the ship at her homeport of Naval Station Mayport June 7. Each held all-hands calls in which they thanked the crew for their efforts and recognized individual Sailors for their personal achievements. During Scott’s morning allhands call, he awarded the Florida Medal of Merit to ABF3 Andrew Miller and AN David Barba for their actions during the Times Square attack on May 18. Miller and Barba provided first aid assistance to the victims of the attack, which claimed the lives of one woman and injured 22 others. “Earlier this month, a disturbed individual made a ruthless decision,” said Scott. “And this heartbreaking tragedy claimed the life of an innocent young woman and injured many more. On behalf of every
Floridian, we are so proud to have you representing us and serving our great nation.” The governor concluded his visit by joining Miller and Barba in the ship’s Suribachi room, a memorial room dedicated to the Sailors and Marines that lost their lives during the battle of Iwo Jima, for an interview with news representatives from Jacksonville, Fla. Scott ended his time aboard Iwo Jima by sharing his goal for service members stationed in Florida. “When I was elected back in 2010, one of my goals was to make sure that Florida would be the most military- and veteranfriendly state in the nation,” said Scott. “We have 1.5 million veterans that live in our cities and I
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returns to Naval Station Mayport after conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew in October 2016. The task force conducted 400 hours of flight operation and delivered 600,000 pounds of humanitarian relief supplies to some of the most impacted areas from the storm, directly aiding an estimated 100,000 citizens in the process. Photo by PO2 Mark Andrew Hays
am very appreciative of everybody that is currently and has served. As an enlisted Navy veteran myself, it is an honor to be with so many active-duty military members here today, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice.” Giordano also thanked the members of Iwo Jima for their service during a separate early afternoon all-hands call. “You talk about one team that gets it done every day and
knows what that means to one another; we know that is this crew,” said Giordano. “Sometimes there are challenges out there, but it is obvious that all of you operate at an extremely high level, and on behalf of your chain of command, I want to say thank you for being those Sailors in our Navy.” Giordano continued to discuss the latest developments around the fleet and highlighted many of the upcoming plans for future warfighters throughout
George H.W. Bush CSG conducts strikes from Med From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/ U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy (NNS) – The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) resumed strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea June 6. The GHWBCSG entered the Mediterranean Sea June 5, after conducting operations in support of OIR and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The GHWBCSG previously operated in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and last conducted strikes in from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR from March 6-8. The GHWBCSG operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR demonstrate the capability of the U.S. Navy to conduct precision strikes on ISIS
targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy’s globally deployed force. “We are resuming a relentless pursuit of ISIS targets, while reinforcing our commitment to partners and allies in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations,” said Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, commander, Carrier Strike Group 2. Quick facts: Carrier strike groups demonstrate the mobility, flexibility and power projection capability of the Navy’s globally deployed force – anytime, anywhere. Operation Inherent Resolve is the unwavering resolve and deep commitment of the U.S. and partner nations in the region and around the globe to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat they pose to the region and the wider international community. The GHWBCSG consists of the flagship USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)
with embarked staffs of CSG-2, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 and Destroyer Squadron (DesRon) 22, and the squadrons of CVW-8; guided-missile cruisers USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hue City (CG 66); and DesRon 22 guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103). The GHWBCSG departed for its third deployment Jan. 21. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. For more news, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/naveur/.
the Navy. “We are looking into our high tenure retention efforts and what we can do about it,” said Giordano. “It does not make sense to bring in 40,000 new people every year and train them to be Sailors in our Navy. If we can just keep the Sailors we have longer and educate them better, and give them more options in the fleet, maybe they may want to stay in longer and we’re looking at doing that as best we can.” Following his remarks, Giordano held an open forum with the Sailors and personally answered many of their questions regarding advancement, retention and command readiness. Giordano concluded his visit by providing gratitude to the crew and encouragement for the ship’s upcoming deployment. “We will not go looking for a fight with anyone because there are no winners in a fight,” said Giordano. “Just know that if we have to fight, there is no second place for us. Our Navy will always be No.1 in any fight. By doing what you all do every day, you’re showing that Iwo Jima is ready to be first in the fight.” Iwo Jima is currently undergoing the integrated phase of pre-deployment qualifications. For more news from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), visit www.navy.mil/local/lhd7/.
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FTS Aviation Command Retention Bonus continued From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) for full time support (FTS) officers has been continued, the Navy announced in a message June 5. According to NavAdmin 132/17, the ACRB is designed to retain those FTS officers with the talent and command experience in our primary warfighting missions critical for the future of the Navy. ACRB applicants must be currently serving as commanding officer (CO) of an eligible operational (OP), operational training (OP-T), or special mission (SM) O-5 command in order to apply. Eligible commands are those OP, OP-T, and SM O-5 commands for which the annual Aviation Command Screen Board selects officers to serve as CO, excluding second-
in-grade/sequential/bonus/fleet replacement squadron commands. Eligibility to apply for the ACRB ends on the last day of command. Post command commanders not on contract who served as CO of an eligible OP, OP-T, or special SM O-5 command between Oct. 1, 2016 and the release date of NavAdmin 132/17 are eligible to apply for a limited time. Signed contracts must be received by PERS-46 within 30 days of NavAdmin release. COs who take the bonus will be paid in two installments of $18,000 per year and are obligated to serve through their 21st
MV-22B Ospreys, assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, land on the flight deck aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) June 3. The amphibious assault ship is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency. Photo by MCSNA Gavin Shields
and 22nd years of service. Specific details, eligibility, and application procedures can be found on the Navy Personnel
Command FTS Aviation Career Continuation Pay web page at www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/officer/detailing/fulltimesup-
port/pages/aviation.aspx. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc.
Retirement comparison calculator officially released From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced June 6 in NavAdmin 133/17, the official release of the DoD Blended Retirement System (BRS) Comparison Calculator on the Military Compensation BRS web page, and reminded Sailors to take the mandatory BRS Opt-In course on Navy eLearning. The BRS Comparison Calculator is designed to assist eligible service members in comparing the legacy military retirement system and BRS and used in conjunction with the mandatory BRS
Opt-In Course. It can be found at http://militarypay.defense.gov/Calculators/BRS/. Another tool for Sailors to help select which retirement system works best for them is the Navy Financial Literacy app. It’s designed to provide Sailors with access to both training and resources that are especially critical during the transition to BRS. The free app is available for download at the Google Play and iTunes app stores. To find the app, search “Navy Financial Literacy” in the app store or in your web browser. The decision to stay in the current retirement system or opt into BRS is an im-
portant and irrevocable decision that eligible Sailors must make based on their own individual circumstances. The BRS Comparison Calculator and the mandatory Opt-In Training are tools designed to help opt-in eligible Sailors make this crucial decision. Along with the BRS Opt-In training and Comparison Calculator, Sailors can seek financial information and counsel from their command financial specialists, or personal financial managers at Fleet and Family Support Centers. Military OneSource personal financial counselors are also available to assist on line at http://www.militaryonesource.mil/ or via
telephone at 1 (800) 342-9647. The mandatory opt-in training for those opt-in eligible members is available on Navy eLearning at https://www. aas. prod.nel.training.navy.mil/ELIAASv2p/ or Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) at https:// jko direct. jten. mil/ html/ COI.xhtml? course_ prefix= J3O& course_ number= P-US1332 (course #: J3O P-US1332). For the most up-to-date information on BRS and links to training go to the Uniform Services Blended Retirement web page at http:// military pay. defense.gov/ Blended Retirement/. NavAdmin 133/17 can be read at www.npc.navy.mil.
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ASF training: Security skills for the Sailor By Ens. Kristina Wiedemann NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF’s) welltrained and professional security team ensures the protection of the base 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The master-at-arms, civilian police and security are vigilant in all matters of law enforcement and security for the installation and its 15 off-base properties. Due to the ever-changing nature of Department of the Navy (DoN) security forces’mission and requirements, a second level of capability is needed – that is where the auxiliary security force (ASF) comes in. Several times each year, the security team holds training to enable enlisted service members from other career fields to work in support roles to ensure the security of the installation is maintained. By maintaining qualifications to stand sentry at the entrances to the installation, the ASF frees up security personnel to provide support during special events and enables a fullymanned response to emergency situations. ASF plays an integral role in maintaining the safety of the personnel who live and work on the facility.
“ASF’s primary mission is to support higher Force Protection Conditions (FPCon) or to enable the instantaneous ability to change our security posture,” Deputy Security Director Paul Long stated. “We are only able to obtain these additional security measures with their help. They are, no doubt, our ‘break glass in case of emergency folks’.” Seven Sailors graduated from the most recent (ASF) training June 9 and were awarded their certificates by NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau. The training consisted of
During oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray training, ABH2 Marychelle Ortiz wrestles an officer to the ground. Photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann
in-classroom lessons and hands-on experiences that equipped these Sailors with the knowledge and skills to assume sentry duties to enable security force personnel to react to more serious situations such as terrorist attacks, active shooters, civil disturbances, increased FPCons, exercises and more. All training is instructed on site by MA1 Bo Whitaker and qualified NASWF Navy Police training officers. The instructors provide intense training in topics such as anti-terrorism, physical security, defensive tactics, weapons and firearms training, along with familiarity and knowledge of how to react when acting as a Navy security force sentry. Kinesthetic training is prefaced in the classroom to ensure safety and awareness about the drills and tasks prior to actually engaging in them. Students then participate in the weapons training, which is essential to all base and personnel security. During this portion of the course, students become familiar with the M9 pistol, the M500 shotgun, OC pepper spray and use
NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau and Security Officer Lt. Fernando Cerezo congratulate AB2 Lemar Edwards on receiving both the Honor Graduate award and the “Top Shot” award at the Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) Academy graduation June 9. Seven students completed the training to become members of the ASF team following their four-week long course. Photo by Jay Cope
of the expandable baton. There are four firearm courses that each trainee must successfully complete: Practical Weapons Course (PWC), Navy Handgun Qualification Course (NHQC), Handgun Low-Light Course (HLLC), and Shotgun Practical Weapons Course (SPWC). In addition to firearms non-lethal training, weapons training is part of the curriculum as well – and probably the least favorite aspect of the trainStudents must ing. experience the oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray, more commonly known as pepper spray, to understand its effects, before they are certified to use the chemical. During this training evolution, the student, after being once sprayed with OC by the instructor, is required to fight through several stations and demonstrate the proper hand and weapon strikes and demonstrate the will to survive this type of hostile engagement. According to Whitaker, the Sailors who are chosen to take part in ASF training tend to stand out in their commands and not all students that are se-
lected come from the same command. The role requires a high-level of dedication and motivation. “The purpose of ASF training is not just about how to shoot a gun. The goal of this training is to build the confidence and skill set of an individual holding the firearm, and providing them the experienced ease of how to properly stay aware, address and handle a situation to the best of their ability,” he stated. The most recent graduates included: ACAA Lucas Holland, ABH2 Mitchell Ashcraft; ABH2 Michael Barnes; ABH2
Lemar Edwards; ABH2 Marychelle Ortiz; ACAA Omer Dubose and AC3 Kristin Rogers. Additionally, Edwards received the “Top Shot” award for his accuracy on the firing range, and the Honor Graduate award. Given the importance of the ASF team, Bahlau attends every graduation. “I know it isn’t easy,” Bahlau said. “It means something to complete this training. However, this isn’t the end. I urge you to learn something new every day, and to always be ready to stand your duty. Well done.”
AC3 Kristin Rogers fires a Mossberg M500 shotgun from the hip during ASF training. Photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann
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Festival to promote healthy lifestyle
The Navy Exchange and DeCA Healthy Lifestyle Festival is scheduled for today, June 16. The festival will feature several fitness activities for the whole family, storewide nutritional demonstrations including Nutri-Ninja samples to patrons, give-a-ways, Father’s Day card coloring stations and other child-friendly activities. For more information, call NEX Event Coordinator Andrea Beck at 458-8811.
Annual Juneteenth event to be June 17
The 14th annual Juneteenth Heritage Gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 at the Truth For Youth Building, on the corner of West Belmont Street and North DeVilliers Street. The theme for this year’s event is “The Re-Gathering of a Nation.” The event will feature live music, entertainment, history presentations, food vendors, dance groups, arts and crafts, face painting, games, contests and a children’s area. For more information, call 316-0376.
Dates announced for basketball camp
The 38th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature two more sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 19-23 and July 17-21. Cost is $85 per session. Multiple session and multiple camper discounts are available. For more information or to register, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Movie at museum lets you go to sea
Audiences can explore the marvels of naval technology and experience being aboard a carrier at sea in “Aircraft Carrier,” a new giant screen film showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum. With unprecedented logistical assistance and access by the U.S. Navy, “Aircraft Carrier” places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises, which involved more than 22 nations and 55 ships. “Aircraft Carrier” also brings audiences aboard the Navy’s newest submarines and into the cockpit of the Navy’s next generation aircraft, the F-35. The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and show times, call 4532389 or go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ attractions/giant-screen-theater/.
Flight Academy offers computer camp The National Flight Academy (NFA) is offering a new computer programming camp. Rising 10th-12th grade students can sign up for the Codebreakers program scheduled for July 17-19. Students will learn about cyber security principles including methods of encryption and ciphers and test their skills in team based competitions. The cost is $399. Registration deadline is June 16. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2017 National Flight Academy programs, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlight Academy.com.
Military children can sign up for VBS Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. July 31-Aug. 4 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Registration forms are available at Bldg. 634. All children of Pensacola area military, ages 4-12 (or those entering the sixth grade this fall) are invited to launch into orbit as Galactic Starveyors.
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Children will have an out of this world time as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. The children will also learn about caring and sharing as they collect canned and dry foods for donation to the local food bank. For more information, call 452-2342.
Physicals for children available at NHP
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo. The next session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 15 at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the Family Medicine Clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.
Free trolley service available at beach
The free trolley service on Pensacola Beach, provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, is now in full swing. There will be three free, open-air trolleys servicing the beach daily. While one trolley is running east, another will be running west. The third trolley will remain in the core area moving passengers around the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Casino Beach and Via De Luna as far as Avenida 10. Trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at designated trolley stops. Trolleys operate from 5 p.m. until last call at around midnight, seven days a week. This free service will continue until Sept. 4. For more information, go to www.visitpensacola beach.com/trolley-information.
Writers welcome at open mic event
The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents a free open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The next open mic event is scheduled for June 20 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.
Small business workshops announced
The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is offering the following workshops. • “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the FSBDC office, 9999 University Parkway. Cost is $25; pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. • “Protect Your Small Business Property; Know
Your Rights” from 9 a.m. to noon June 20 at FSBDC at UWF, 9999 University Parkway. There are so many things to consider. Let Nevin Shaffer, patent attorney, intellectual property law professor, and Florida board certified IP specialist, guide you when it comes to your business venture. Pre-registration recommended as seating is limited. Cost: $50. • “Government Contracting 101” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 890 South Palafox, Suite 202. You will learn the procurement process, how to register and the basics on how to sell to federal government agencies. Fee is $20; pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”
PSC offering week-long dance workshop
Pensacola State College’s 36th annual Summer Dance Workshop is scheduled for June 19-24 at 1000 College Blvd. On-campus registration for ages 10 years through adult continues through June 20 in the Registration Office, Bldg. 2. Cost varies depending on class selection, number of classes selected and residency. The Showcase Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 23 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8. Admission is free for workshop attendees and additional tickets are $5, and are available at the workshop. The workshop finale and scholarship awards ceremony begins at 1:15 p.m. June 24, and is free to everyone. For more information, contact LaVonne French, firstname.lastname@example.org, 484-1809; or go to www.pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops.
Language test appointments available Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab in Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact email@example.com. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at http://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/clrec/.
Teams needed for charity bowling event Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is looking for teams for the annual fundraiser Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Participants are asked to gather a team of four to six people and fund raise until June 24. Teams who raise at least $100 per person are eligible to attend the June 24 bowling celebration at Cordova Lanes. All funds stay in Northwest Florida and go directly toward matching children with a mentor. To sign up, go to bbbsnwfl.org/bfksescambia or call 33KIDS.
Free Scottish dance classes announced Free Scottish dance classes are being offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.
Vacation Bible School planned at church
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will present a Vacation Bible School program from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 19-23 at the church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. The theme is Galatic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe. The sessions are open to children entering kindergarten to sixth grade. For more information or to register, call 492-1518.
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With rising temperatures and the thoughts of beach, cookouts and travel ahead of us, the Naval Safety Center releases its Summer Safety presentation for 2017. Summer 2016 fatalities – between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2016: • 11 Sailors and 8 Marines lost their lives. Impact: 19 trained and ready Sailors and Marines are no longer with us. Total traffic and off-duty/recreation fatalities: • 30 percent decrease from overall five-year average (19 vs. 27.2 percent). • 24 percent decrease from previous year (19 vs. 25 percent). Automobile fatalities: • 11 percent increase from 5-year average (8 vs. 7.2 percent). • 100 percent increase from previous year (8 vs. 4 percent). Motorcycle fatalities: • 35 percent decrease from 5-year average (8 vs. 12.4 percent). • 20 percent decrease from previous year (8 vs.10 percent). Pedestrian fatalities: • 38 percent decrease in pedestrian fatalities from both five-year average (1 vs. 1.6 percent). • 75 percent decrease from previous year (1 vs. 4 percent). Off-duty/recreation fatalities: • 68 percent decrease from five-year average (2 vs. 6.2 percent). • 75 percent decrease from previous year (2 vs. 8 percent). Traffic and off-duty mishaps: • 17 fatal traffic mishaps. • Eight were on motorcycles. • Two died during recreational activities.
Summer focus areas • Cars, motorcycles and traffic • Alcohol awareness • Swim safety • Heat stress
Summer Safety 2017 Sobering drunk and drugged driving facts: • In 2015, 10,265 people were killed nationwide and approximately 290,000 were injured by drunken driving. Each crash, each death, each injury impacts not only the person in the crash, but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more. • There are many impairing drugs – both legal and illegal – that can impair driving skills: over-the-counter, prescription, legal medicinal/recreational marijuana and illicit drugs. There are things a person can do if they have been drinking (or know they will be). These include: • Call a cab or other ride. • If the destination is nearby, walk home. • Have a designated driver before drinking. Give them the keys before drinking. Things that won’t work: • Drinking coffee. • Waiting for it to wear off. Swim safety: • Always swim with a partner.
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• 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. Heat stress and sports safety: • Warm-up and stretch prior to activity. • Stay hydrated. • Know your limits, maintain current physicals. • Wear the proper protective equipment gear and footwear for the activity or sport. • Watch for signs of a heat stroke in warm weather. • Wear light-colored and reflective clothing when running.
Jokes & Groaners Contemporary Zen wisdom 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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Big Brothers Big Sisters announces Military Big of the Year From Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
ig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida presented the Ron Mobayed Military Big of the Year award to Master Sgt. Carl E. Byrd June 4 at First City Church in Pensacola. The Big of the Year award is presented to the Big Brother or Big Sister who has gone above and beyond as a positive role model. Byrd, an Airman in the Air Force, was surprised with the award by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and his Little Brother. Byrd has been matched with his Little Brother, 8year-old Dy’Narrius, for almost two years, and the two have built a strong and lasting friendship. Byrd shows his Little Brother the meaning of giving back to his community by volunteering with him at a local soup kitchen and visiting the elderly at a local nursing home. Byrd has also shared many “firsts” with his Little Brother including his first time fishing, his
first high school football game and his first time on a boat. “Having Dy’Narrius as a Little Brother has been one of the most rewarding things of my life,” Byrd said. “Watching him grow and mature in many aspects of his life has caused me to see a greater purpose in my being as well.” When Byrd and Dy’Narrius first met, Dy’Narrius struggled with math. Byrd quickly found a way to help his Little Brother while still making learning fun. The two went to their favorite breakfast joint, Scenic 90 Café, a partner of Big
Brothers Big Sisters. There, Byrd would create math challenges for his Little Brother using the miniature packets of jelly and honey at the table. Dy’Narrius loved it and soon started solving math problems with ease, constantly asking for more math challenges to conquer. Recently, Byrd also received the Vanguard award from the Air Force for saving a man’s life. As he was on his way to work in October of last year, he noticed the van ahead of him was swerving. The van stopped abruptly, and Byrd pulled over to see if he could
Master Sgt. Carl E. Byrd and Dy’Narrius
help. The driver of the van was seizing, unresponsive and had blood coming out of his mouth. Without hesitation, Byrd began performing CPR and was able to revive the man. Byrd continued care until the ambulance arrived and traveled to the hospital with the victim. Byrd showed great courage and leadership in an intense situation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters expressed their appreciation for him.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to have Carl as a member of the BBBS family,” CEO Paula Shell said. “He took charge of a stressful situation and was able to save a life. He is the epitome of courage and models that every day for his Little Brother. Carl is very deserving of both the Vanguard award and the Military Big of the Year.” The Ron Mobayed Military Big of the Year Award was established as
a memorial to the life of Lt. Ronald Joseph Mobayed, who was an outstanding Big Brother while he was stationed in Pensacola for flight training in the early 1990s. Tragically, Ron and his crew were killed in the line of duty Oct. 3, 1995. This award is presented to pay tribute to the military volunteers in honor of Mobayed’s love and dedication to the military Armed Forces and is awarded to the Big who exemplifies the spirit of Mobayed through their commitment to their Little, to the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, and to the children of our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been the area’s leader in one-to-one mentoring for 28 years by serving children ages 6 to 18. The organization’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with enduring, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida served 650 children in Northwest Florida.
GOSPORT Community Outreach
If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • Ronald McDonald House Charities: The mission of the organization is to be a source of respite and resources for children and families of children suffering a medical crisis. For more information, call 477-2273. • Firecracker 5K: July 1 Seville Quarter. Eighty volunteers needed to set up, assist and take down equipment. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires measures to keep you and your family safe. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 16. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Household Goods Webinar: Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAV-
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. 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.
SUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves. – Retirees: June 20 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving overseas: June 21 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Separating from the military: June 27 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving question and answer: June 29 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683); or go to www.facebook.com/navyhhg. • Mommy and Me Summertime Tea: 10 a.m. to noon at Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, 1 Price Ave., NAS Pensacola. Hosted by FFSC New Parent Support Group. For reservations, call 452-5990. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assist survivors by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining trust. Other goals of the group are to increase personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for ages 18 to adult of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon once a week for eight weeks. Contact FFSC for information and to schedule an initial meeting with a facilitator. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 452-5990.
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, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546,
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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 sex-
ual 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 more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com. Upcoming workshops include: • Personal Resiliency Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 and July 26 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop will help foster personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. Active-duty service members (including active reservists) and their spouses are eligible to attend. • Moving Forward: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 and July 25 at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and government service employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required.
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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.
A park ranger leads a tour at the Fort Pickens area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Story, photo from the National Park Service
Several summer ranger programs are being offered at Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas and the Naval Live Oaks areas of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. They include: â€˘ Nature Walk: Life in a Maritime Forest: Thursdays through Mondays at 10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. â€˘ Advanced Redoubt: Legacy in Brick & Mortar: Thursday through Monday at 12:30 p.m. Meet at the entrance to Advanced Redoubt. â€˘ Fort Barrancas: Bastions on the Bluffs: Thursday through Mondays at 2 p.m. Meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. â€˘ Kayaking 101: Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:30
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Naval Live Oaks area in Gulf Breeze. All equipment is provided. All participants must weigh at least 50 pounds. Reservations are required. For more information, call 9165670. â€˘ Nature Walk: Life on a Barrier Island: Daily at 10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. â€˘ Fort Pickens: Garrison for Freedom: Daily at 2 p.m. Meet at the entrance to historic Fort Pickens. A 45-minute program. â€˘ Creature Feature: Daily at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. A 30-minute talk. â€˘ School of the Soldier: Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. (except June 18 and July 8). Meet at the entrance to historic Fort Pickens. The 30-minute
program includes firing demonstrations when staff available. â€˘ Dusk on the Gulf: Evening ranger program Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Hear stories as the sun goes down over the Gulf. Meet in the Battery Worth Amphitheater. â€˘ Stargazing: June 23, July 21, Aug. 1, Aug. 18 and Sept. 22 at sunset. Meet at the Battery Worth Picnic area in Fort Pickens. Join park staff and volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomerâ€™s Association (EAAA) for a fun night out under the stars. All programs are free and subject to change or cancellation based on staffing or weather conditions. There is an entrance fee for the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas areas. For more information, call 934-2600 or go to www.nps. gov/GulfIslands.
At the movies FRIDAY
â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 6 p.m.; â€œEverything, Everything,â€? PG-13, 8 p.m.
â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Swordâ€? (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€? (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œSnatched,â€? PG-13, 8:30 p.m.; â€œEverything, Everything,â€? PG-13, 11 a.m.; â€œLowriders,â€? PG13, 1 p.m.; â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Swordâ€? (2D), PG-13, 8 p.m.
â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Swordâ€? (3D), PG-13, noon; â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€? (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œEverything, Everything,â€? PG-13, 5:20 p.m.; â€œSnatched,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed June 19.
â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€? (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; â€œEverything, Everything,â€? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: â€œThe Lego Batman Movie,â€? PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; â€œThe Secret Life of Pets,â€? PG, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; â€œThe Circle,â€? PG-13, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; â€œHow to be a Latin Lover,â€? PG-13, 7 p.m.
â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2â€? (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; â€œSnatched,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
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Captainâ€™s Cup events: The 2017 competitions at NASP and NASP Corry Station continue in June with golf, softball and volleyball. Captainâ€™s Cup events are open to active duty personnel and their spouses, reserve, DoD and permanent contract personnel. For more informaâ€˘ Disc Golf: NASP tion, contact your MWR has multiple Disc command sports Golf courses on NAS representative or Pensacola and at Blue call 452-6520. Angel Recreation Park â€˘ Summer for your enjoyment. Disc Reading Progolf combines frisbee Weekly gram: and golfing as a way to sessions for chilpractice skill and athletidren take place at cism. The courses the NASP Library, range from beginner to 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634. intermediate in difficulty. The course at Radford The Reading by Fitness Center is open Design summer Monday through Saturprogram will be day. For more informapresented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tion, call 452-9845. The course at Blue Angel each Wednesday Recreation Park is open during the sumseven days a week, mer months. Chilwith rentals available dren will get a Thursday through Monchance to do day. For more informacrafts, enjoy retion, call 281-5489. freshments, hear stories and win prizes. For more information, call 452-4362. â€˘ Aquatic events: Dive into summer with MWR Aquatics. The Worldâ€™s Largest Swimming Lesson is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 22 at Mustin and Corry Station pools. A Dive-In Movie is scheduled for June 21 at the Mustin pool. Swimming lessons and summer camps are also available. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ Backpacking Trip: Oak Mountain State Park backpacking trip June 17-18. Trip to Pelham, Ala., costs $55 and includes camping equipment and transportation. You must attend the Backpacking 101 course to sign up. For information call, 281-5489. Sign up at Tickets and Travel, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. â€˘ Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. For more information, call 452-2372. â€˘ Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active-duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. â€˘ Boat rentals: Sherman Cove Marina, NASP. Pontoon boats hold 10-12 people. Cape Horn, Whaler Skiff and Edge Waters are also available. For more information, call 452-2212.
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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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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