Father’s Day airing of “They Were Our Fathers” ... Some 20,000 American boys and girls lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. In a new documentary film produced by WSRE, several of these Gold Star children, now adult men and women, share their stories which serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war. WSRE will premiere “They Were Our Fathers” with a Father’s Day broadcast at 7 p.m. June 19. To learn more about the film, visit wsre.org/fathers.
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NMOTC to change command June 27 From Ens. Nasim Hawashem NSTI
Capt. Paul D. Kane will transfer command of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) to Capt. Mark Goto in a change of command ceremony to be held in the National Naval Aviation Museum June 27 at 10 a.m.
Capt. Mark Goto
Goto is a native of Fresno, Calif. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was commissioned in the Navy in 1989 as an ensign in the Health Professions Scholarship Program at the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medi-
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cine. While in medical school, he was awarded research fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Deafness Research Foundation and conducted research in balance disorders. In May 1995, Goto received his doctoral degree in medicine and reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego and completed his internship in basic surgery. In May 1997, he was designated a U.S. naval flight surgeon and reported to Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) at See NMOTC on page 2
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NASP marinas designated ‘Clean and Resilient’ Environmental stewardship, preparedness planning earn Bayou Grande, Sherman Cove marinas DEP award Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
NAS Pensacola’s marinas at Bayou Grande and Sherman Cove had a great reason to celebrate on National Marina Day (June 11): both had just earned new certifications from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Bayou Grande and Sherman Cove marinas – previously recognized by DEP as “Clean Marinas” in 2007 – have added a new laurel: the designation “Clean and Resilient.” The honor comes with a new flag, which may be seen flying over their docks. To earn the designation as Clean and Resilient Marinas, the NASP marinas implemented additional best management practices to improve the facilities’ ability to withstand natural and man-made disasters. The base also works in the community to coordinate emergency preparedness, providing information on potential emergency situations, evacuation routes and shelter areas for both marina facilities. “NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande and Sherman Cove marinas are leaders in Florida’s boating and marine industry as demonstrated by their environmental stewardship,” said Shawn Hamilton, director of DEP’s Northwest District. “The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is honored to recognize both
NAS Pensacola marina staff, flanked by Director of Department of Environmental Protection Northwest District Shawn Hamilton, left, and NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, right, accept the DEP’s Clean and Resilient Marina award June 10.
the Bayou Grande and Sherman Cove marinas as Florida Clean and Resilient Marinas.” The DEP Clean and Resilient flag was presented by Hamilton to NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and MWR officials June 10 at Bayou Grande Marina. Mike Helms, NASP MWR marina operations manager, was among those on hand at the state’s presentation. “Quite a bit of paperwork, but now we have not only Clean Marina but (also) Clean and
Resilient-level,” Helms said. “You have to achieve excellence in your hurricane preparedness; also in handling hazardous materials. They really focus on those two items right there ... When they started evaluating the procedures we have in place at NAS Pensacola: how we handle hurricane preparedness, evacuation procedures, oils spills, boat fires; they look at things of that nature. They went through See Marinas on page 2
Community support for Blue Angels ... Members of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, hold candles during a pubic vigil June 9 at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park. Hundreds of community members turned out for the tribute organized by the City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association to honor Blue Angels opposing solo pilot, Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed in a crash June 2 in Smyrna, Tenn. Currently, the team is in an operational pause. Blue Angels No. 2 pilot, Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, said the Blues will be back in the skies over Pensacola soon. “The time to mourn is now, but when that time is over, when that time is right, we will be back in the skies of this great nation. We will fly like warriors. We will not be scared ... because we’ll have Jeff on one wing and the city on the other.” Photo by Janet Thomas
Golf tournament raises $25,000 for NMCRS From Pen-Air FCU
Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s (FCU) held its 16th annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) June 10 at A.C. Read Golf Club aboard Naval Air Station Pens a c o l a (NASP). The tournament had to rescheduled from April 1 due to heavy rain conditions. Despite the rescheduling, the tourna-
ment remained “sold out” and still managed to raise $25,000 for the NMCRS. “We are so pleased that the tournament remained full,” said Stu Ramsey, Pen Air president and chief executive officer. “Pen Air is proud to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, because of all the good work they do for our military and their families.” See Golf on page 2
Notice: Use designated car washes ... Prevent pollution and promote compliance with NAS Pensacola’s stormwater permits by using designated car washes. Remember, only rainwater can go into storm drains. Storm drains lead directly to nearby surface waters including Pensacola Bay or Bayou Grande. Base designated car washes are located at Bldg. 606 (near NEX Aviation Plaza), Bldg. 600 and the Auto Hobby Shop at NASP Corry Station. If you sponsor a car detailing company on base to work on your car, escort them to an authorized car wash to do the work. The work cannot be done in areas other than the designated locations. For questions, call NASP NavFac Public Works Department at 4523131, ext. 3027.
Giordano selected as Navy’s 14th MCPON From Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
WA S H I N G TON (NNS) – The chief of naval operations (CNO) announced the selection of the 14th master chief petty officer of the FLTCM Steven S. Navy (MCPON) Giordano June 9 during an all hands call in Newport, R.I. CNO Adm. John M. Richardson said FLTCM Steven S. Giordano will take charge from MCPON Michael D. Stevens Sept. 2, during a change-of-office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. “This was a very hard decision, perhaps the See MCPON on page 2
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Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla. He then embarked with his air wing aboard USS Eisenhower, (CVN 69) for deployment to the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf. During his tenure, CVW-17 attained the highest level of medical readiness in AirLant. Goto also earned his Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification. Three months after his return from deployment, Goto deployed with his EA-6B squadron, VAQ-132 “Scorpions” to integrate with the U.S. Air Force 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch. Goto was selected for training in otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery and reported to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., in July 1999, where he completed his residency at the National CapiConsortium. tal Subsequently, Goto earned his board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology. He then reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, in August 2003, where he served as the department head of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He was elected as the chair, executive committee of the medical staff. He also served as organ transplant liaison officer with the Japan Organ Transplant Network. Goto reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola in September 2005, where he served in various positions including chair, executive committee of the medical staff and director, surgical services. From October 2007 through December 2008, Goto was rated among the top otolaryngologists in the Navy for patient satisfaction. In 2008, he was appointed adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010, where he served a lead adviser to the Afghan National Army Medical Corps and Liaison to USAid. Goto reported as executive officer to Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio June 2014. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (2).
Museum presents free screenings tomorrow (June 18) From E.W. Bullock Associates
To celebrate the opening of the recently upgraded Giant Screen theater and new refreshment counter, the National Naval Aviation Museum is offering free movie screenings tomorrow, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day the museum will feature free screenings of “National Parks Adventure,” which celebrates the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Parks, and “Magic of Flight,” the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s flagship film. Free refreshments and special giveaways will also be distributed. Each guest must redeem one
ticket per showing from the ticket counter and seating is limited to the first 325 people per showing. M o v i e times are as follows: National Parks Adventure: 10 a.m.; noon; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Magic of Flight: 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Representatives from the National Park Service will be on hand issuing free 2016 National Park passes to all active military as well as passes for any child who has completed the fourth grade.
“National Parks Adventure” moviegoers will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an actionpacked celebration of the 100year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all. “There are 408 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore,” says two-time Academy
Award-nominated director Greg MacGillivray. “Our hope is that National Parks Adventure will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures, which belong to every one of us.” The museum’s upgraded theater features a premium laser-illuminated 2D projection system boasting full 4K resolution, nearly 9 million pixels on screen and a powerful new sound system. The theater is fully ADA compliant and features a new concessions area, LED lighting, wider, luxury seating with armrests, double cup-holders and custom tables between most seats, new carpeting and a rubberized flooring.
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The purpose of the NMCRS is to provide financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows and survivors. The society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services. Their main goal is to help each person get support for their immediate needs. The long-term mission is the help Sailors and Marines become financially self-sufficient by learning how to better manage their personal finances and prepare for unplanned expenses. Pen Air FCU has raised more than $425,000 for NMCRS since the conception of the Charity Golf Tournament. The funds raised from this year’s tournament will be used by the society in the form of interest-free loans to military personnel and their families. For more information about NMCRS, go to www.nmcrs.org or call 452-2300.
Holding a $25,000 check for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) are (from left) Stu Ramsey, president and CEO of Pen Air Federal Credit Union; Mark Harden, director of Pensacola NMCRS; Amanda Shadden, relief services assistant for Pensacola NMCRS; Lt. Cmdr. Charles Mayfield, regional coordinator for the 2016 Active Duty Fund Drive; and Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin. The check was presented June 10 before the start of 16th annual Charity Golf Tournament at A.C. Read Golf Course. Photo by Janet Thomas MCPON from page 1
NAS Pensacola MWR’s Kyle Underwood hoists a new flag at NASP’s Bayou Grande Marina: DEP “Clean and Resilient Marina.” Photo by Mike O’Connor Marinas from page 1
our criteria and saw how we had everything laid out. Our plans for all these mishaps are in place.” Only one other naval air station has achieved DEP’s Clean and Resilient status: NAS Boca Chica in Key West received its designation in 2015. For more information on DEP’s Clean Marina program, go to http://www. dep.state.fl.us/ cleanmarina/ marina/default.htm. For a list of DEP designated marinas, go to http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cleanmarina/marinas.htm.
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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.
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hardest I have made since becoming CNO,” said Richardson. “Every nation around the world seeks to replicate the role played by U.S. Navy chief petty officers. After spending some time with our fleet master chiefs, it’s crystal clear why. Each is superb in their own unique way. They really are the perfect blend of experience and professionalism, with little difference in their impressive resumes.” “As we encounter increased competition around the globe, the nation needs a capable and ready Navy today more than ever. Master Chief Giordano will play a central role in leading our team through the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow,” said Richardson. Giordano is currently serving as the senior enlisted leader for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa in Naples, Italy. “Fleet Giordano is a great leader and someone who is fully capable to lead our Navy well into the future,” said Stevens. “I am very excited for him and his family and there is no doubt in my mind that he will do a magnificent job.” A native of Baltimore, Giordano enlisted in the Navy in June 1989. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando in Florida, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola, completing cryptologic technician training. Upon graduation, he reported to Fleet 314 N. Spring St.- Suite A, Pensacola, Fl. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to email@example.com. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 Agana, Guam, serving as a signals analyst and reporter and completed an operational deployment to Naval Security Group Detachment Bahrain in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Giordano completed numerous operational deployments aboard surface ships and submarines in the Pacific and European areas of responsibility. His previous command master chief tours include time aboard the guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) and at Navy Information Operations Command Colorado. He has also served as the force master chief for Navy Information Dominance Forces and currently as the fleet master chief for U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S Naval Forces Africa. Giordano holds a bachelor of science in management, is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy and a Keystone graduate from the National Defense University. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards) and various unit and campaign awards. He is designated in information dominance warfare, submarines and surface warfare. For more news from master chief petty officer of the Navy, visit www.navy .mil/local/mcpon/.
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Gunnery sergeant: One person can make a difference By Cpl. Julio McGraw Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms
I was born in Ensenada, Mexico, and I grew up there until I was 11. My family immigrated to the United States and we settled in Banning, Calif. I come from a very humble background; both my parents were farm workers in Mexico. I enlisted in the Marine Corps for multiple reasons. The first was the financial stand-point. I didn’t want to be over my head in debt and there weren’t a lot of options for me to fund my education. I spoke to the recruiter and he explained that the Marine Corps is a family and a group of people who come together for a purpose that is for a greater good. That’s what attracted me even more. The recruiter also explained that Marines consider themselves to be the best at everything they do and I’ve always had that inclination to be the best and do the right thing. I’ve been in the Marine Corps for nearly 12 years now. When I have off-time, I like to spend it with my family, that’s my No.1 pastime. I like playing with my children, lis-
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tening to them. I have three children, a 9year-old, a 6-year-old and a 2month-old. I think what the Marine Corps taught me in regard to parenting is that there’s going to be different approaches to every situation; the leadership aspect comes in even when deciding where to go. It also taught me to sit back and go under my wife’s command a little bit. My family has always supported me, from day one when I decided I wanted to be a Marine, and even now. Whatever achievements I accomplish they’re always by my side and supportive of me. I enjoy reading, especially ancient literature like “The Iliad” by Homer and “Apology” by Plato. I think there’s so much to learn from documents that were written centuries ago but are relevant today. I wasn’t a reader as a child or even through high school. What got me into reading was when I was assigned a book by one of my gunnery sergeants as a young Marine. It wasn’t Marine Corps-related; it was something he thought would be beneficial to me. The book was “Who Moved My Cheese?” (by Spencer Johnson). From that
About the columnist Gunnery Sgt. Guillermo Fuentes, a native of Ensenada, Mexico, is administrative chief, 7th Marine Regiment. He is currently writing a selfimprovement book on the cultural limitations we set for ourselves. point on, I enjoyed reading. I like the way books can relay a message to you the first time you read them and then depending on what’s going on in your life, you can re-read them and they can mean something completely different. Another reason is the emotion words can evoke in you. You may read something and it makes you feel a certain way and then it changes your entire
perspective for that day, year or perhaps your entire life. I stick mainly to books that are factual, about psychology or self-improvement. I’m in the process of writing a book capturing the cultural limits we set on ourselves because of where we come from. It’s a change in perspective, like in my case, I migrated to the United States and thought, “wow what a deal,” and I have not taken that for granted. I think that definitely plays a part in my drive in wanting to do better in every aspect of life. One thing I have learned with time is the people in your environment definitely make a difference. Despite all the hardships that I had growing up, there were a lot of people in my community that made it a pleasure to live there, because we were all together and going through the same thing. Like the Marine Corps, you all go through the same thing and it’s not that comfortable, but it builds camaraderie and it gives a sense of family where we can depend on each other. Before 7th Marine Regiment, I was part of Western Recruiting Region at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego and before that I
was part of 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at MCRD San Diego as a drill instructor. While I was on the drill field, the thing I enjoyed most was the type of camaraderie there is between other drill instructors. Out of all my duty stations, I would say Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii) stood out to me the most because it’s where I felt I got the most Marine Corps experience. When I deployed with them to Afghanistan, I saw what we do, why we do it and how. I began to see why you needed a wrench turner and a pilot. It’s all to support the ground combat element and it painted the entire Marine Corps picture for me. What I’ve learned in my time in the Marine Corps is that one person can make a difference. You have to take responsibility of what you can control and create an environment that makes you want to be there and be better. Everyone was born to win, and everyone has a fighting chance. So for those who think that they are done; it’s never done, there’s always hope for every situation.
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The history behind the uniform By MCSN Dakota Rayburn USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Public Affairs
OUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) – The Navy’s iconic uniforms are steeped in tradition and practicality with roots as far back as the Continental navy and the 18th-century British navy. Military uniforms were created to distinguish service members from their civilian counterparts or from service members belonging to a different group or military. Some of the earliest examples of a standard uniform are Hannibal’s Spanish infantry wearing a white tunic with purple trim in the second century B.C. – described in the 1979 Penguin translation of “Polybios” – or the Spartan hoplites of ancient Greece in red chitons, or cloaks, according to “The Spartan Hoplites’ Uniform” by Nikolaos Markoulakis. The Navy had unique challenges in developing uniforms – logistics, salty environments, travel to different climates and long periods of time without resupply. It struggled to get funding following its formation and
didn’t have an official enlisted uniform until 1817. Even then, its wear wasn’t heavily enforced since the Navy used the little money it had to expand and maintain its fledgling fleet. According to Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), uniforms issued to enlisted Sailors reflected their surroundings and the work they did. Nearly every item in the enlisted wardrobe served a practical purpose. The Dixie cup was made from sail canvas and doubled as a flotation device, the black neckerchief began as a working rag and could be used as a battle dressing in emergencies, and heavy, wool bell-bottom pants could be quickly removed if a Sailor fell overboard to prevent drowning. Each one of these items served a purpose beyond being a uniform item.
Dungarees, a denim, bell-bottomed working uniform with a blue over shirt existed in the Navy from 1913 to 1999. At the time, they were well suited to naval environments due to their simple and durable design. “When I first joined the working uniform was dungarees; that was by far my favorite uniform,” said BMCS Long Nguyen, from Tacoma, Wash. “Even back in the 1970s and 1980s (Sailors) would wade into water to work the lines so they’d roll (the pant legs) all the way to their knees.” As fondly as many senior enlisted Sailors remember the dungarees, the Navy has a history of changing to adapt to new environments or to improve upon an old system. Several variations have been made leading to the Navy working uniform (NWU) and the flame resistant variant (FRV) coveralls Sailors wear today. In 2010, the Navy adopted the current service uniform with black slacks and a pleated khaki top. Traditionally, khakis have distinguished chief petty officers and officers from junior enlisted Sailors. The Navy service uni-
form (NSU) that Sailors wear now was implemented to reduce the number of seasonal uniforms each Sailor needed to own. “Logistically, it cuts down on cost and modernizes the sea bag,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kirk Engler, Stennis assistant supply officer, f r o m Charleston, S.C. “I’m all about reducing the number of uniforms Sailors have to buy.” The service dress uniform is going through some major changes as well. The female dress blue uniform is making the transition from suit to jumper to match their male counterparts. “(The suit) distinguishes men from women, but (the jumper) will give us all a uniform look,” said SH3 Reema Dass, from Anaheim, Calif. Officer and chief petty officer uniforms evolved alongside junior enlisted uniforms to adapt to a changing Navy. Originally, officer uniforms were meant to reflect their standing in society as aristocrats and gentlemen. An officer’s uniform was flashy and flamboyant compared to enlisted Sailors, with gold trim lace on the fringes, and plentiful metal epaulettes and buttons. Their role aboard ships was
Cyberspace recruiting: The woman behind the keyboard Story, photo by MC3 Brandon Martin Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Since 2005, cyberspace recruiters have served as the online presence for Navy recruiting. Whether it is as a source of information or a means of connecting an applicant to a field recruiter, these Sailors provide a valuable service to not only Navy Recruiting Command, but the Navy as a whole. For EM2 Jhoana Simbul, a cyberspace recruiter at NRC, this service isn’t just about what the Navy wants but also what the potential applicant needs. “I’m the first person they talk to before they go to the local recruiter,” said Simbul. “I ask questions and make sure they are on the right path. I make sure they understand what they are doing and that they are making the best decision possible for themselves.” Now on the other end of the recruiting process, Simbul still remembers how she decided which path was right for herself. “I was born and raised in the Philippines but I joined the Navy out of Malden, Mass.,” said Simbul. “As a 17-year-old, I joined because I wanted to move my family here and get my mom here so that she can get her citizenship. Throughout the years, I realized there was a fulfillment that
EM2 Jhoana Simbul, a cyberspace recruiter at Navy Recruiting Command, stands at the entrance of the Cyberspace Recruiting office in Millington, Tenn. In FY15, cyberspace recruiting received 66,756 chats which generated 7,848 leads that ultimately produced 445 new Sailors.
I got from serving and making a difference. Looking back, enlisting was definitely the best way I could do that and give back.” Although she was from another country, the Olongapo City native didn’t take long to acclimate to her new environment. “Moving from the Philippines to Massachusetts and joining the Navy after a year, the whole experience was a big 360 for me,” said Simbul. “I had to adapt quickly. It wasn’t hard, though; it was actually kind of fun. Understanding new cultures and learn-
ing about the world is a blast. I guess I’m just a little adventurous because there is a certain thrill I get from meeting new people and trying new things.” Through all of her experiences, Simbul says she has undergone a lot of personal growth over the past seven years since she enlisted. She also says her time at NRC has helped her grow professionally. “As a Sailor, being here at Navy Recruiting Command has given me the confidence to voice my opinion and have it heard,” said Simbul. “I can be more of a leader, and I know that when I go back to the fleet, I can apply the things I have learned from the people I work with at cyberspace. I had the best leadership I could ask for and I just hope I can pass that on in the future.” When asked what she found to be the most satisfying part of her life so far, the cyberspace recruiter answered with something she does every day at work. “The thing I am most proud of in my life is my service,” said Simbul. “I really want to do something that will change people’s lives, change people’s thinking or touch somebody’s life. I think serving takes me one step closer to that goal.” For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/, http://www. facebook. com/usnavy/, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy/.
often administrative and managerial and not as physically rigorous as other seamen, according to NHHC. Near the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th, society’s views and fashion changed – so did the Navy. The heavily adorned dress uniform officers wore made the transition to the modern business style suit and tie. As ships became more mechanized and required increasingly specialized skills, the officers’ service uniforms also changed with their new environment. In 1913 Navy aviators adopted the khaki service uniform from the Marine Corps to help conceal grease and stains, with the rest of the Navy following suit in 1941, said NHHC. This allowed officers to take a more hands-on approach without fear of ruining their uniforms. On April 1, 1893, the Navy had grown large and complex enough to necessitate the creation of the chief petty officer to help manage increasingly specialized rates. A chief still worked closely with enlisted personnel, but also held managerial roles. That combination required them to replace their white Dixie cup covers with the hard-billed combination covers, have durable working uniforms, and service and dress uniforms similar to commissioned officers’ to reflect their status. “We have that distinct uniform to set us apart once (we) make chief,” said MMC Robert Purviance, from Buhl, Idaho. “Chiefs are unique because we get in, get dirty and turn wrenches still and show people what to do.” According to the August, 1973 All Hands article “Coming Soon ... The New Uniforms,” junior enlisted Sailors were also issued a businessstyle service dress blue uniform. Originally, the suit and tie received positive feedback and polled well among junior enlisted personnel, but over the following few years there was a growing sentiment to return to tradition. In 1980, the Navy began to reissue the nearly 200year-old jumper, according to NHHC. The iconic crackerjacks and blue jacket Sailors were inseparable. Today, the uniforms of both enlisted and commissioned Sailors have combined tradition and practicality to answer modern challenges and to remember their nautical roots. For more information, visit http:// www. navy.mil/, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy/, or http://www. twitter. com/usnavy/.
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AIRBOSS hosts 2016 Female Aviator Career Training Symposium Story, photo by MC2 Paolo Bayas Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs
AN DIEGO (NNS) – More than 130 female aviators from 71 different commands attended the 2016 Female Aviator Career Training Symposium (FACTS) at Point Loma Naval Base Admiral Kidd Club in San Diego June 7-8. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, U.S. Naval Air Forces, used the symposium as an opportunity to foster, encourage, develop and support female naval aviators and share his three priorities with them – current readiness, future readiness and U.S. naval aviation’s future training environment. “This is my third year attending this symposium and it is (a) great way for females to bond, not only within their community, but to also see opportunities outside of their communities,” said Lt. Brittany Nelms with the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78. “Female aviators should embrace the fact that you are a female in a predominantly male community and attend this symposium to learn what you can. A lot of the topics covered here are female-related topics, whether it is pregnancies, dualmilitary marriages, dealing with gender-bias or other topics and opportunities, this symposium provides a unique way to learn.” Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, Commander, Navy Reserve Force; Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, Commander, U.S. Third
Fleet; and Rear Adm. Margaret Deluca Klein, senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense for military professionalism, were also in attendance alongside Shoemaker to openly discuss any issue or concern female aviators face. “I was able to attend the first (FACTS) three years ago and it was really eye-opening to learn about programs in the Navy that help people stay in the Navy, especially women wanting to have a child and wanting to fly and stay on the path,” said Lt. Rachel Tompkins, a naval flight officer with the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115. “Interestingly enough, we had a naval flight officer who became pregnant during her first tour and, luckily, our (executive officer) at the time knew ways to be able to help her continue on and stay in the community.” “It was amazing to see that because a lot of the lieutenant commanders at the time automatically thought, ‘oh where are we sending her?’ and ‘no we aren’t sending her anywhere’,” continued Tompkins. “She can still work, she is still capable of
(Left to right) Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Commander, Navy Reserve Force; Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, Commander, U.S. Third Fleet; Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, U.S. Naval Air Forces; and Rear Adm. Margaret Klein, senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense for military professionalism, speak with female aviators during the 2016 Female Aviator Career Training Symposium (FACTS). FACTS 2016 served as a platform for female aviators to professionally discuss and learn about the progression toward the future of naval aviation and emphasized the importance of having a mentor.
doing that, she just can’t get in the aircraft. It’s the same as a guy breaking his leg and not being able to fly for a year, but a lot of people just didn’t know that because there’s not a lot of information out there. So it’s really great having these (symposiums) so that people are learning. This year, I saw that there already are more men here and it’s great because they’re also the leaders in the community and it helps get the word out.” FACTS 2016 focused on providing junior aviators access to naval aviation flag leadership, professional development tools, and extensive networking and mentorship opportunities. “This symposium was a really
good experience and I learned how important having mentorship is,” said Lt.j.g. Emily Kreyenhagen with the “Fleet Angels” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2. “It also provided a forum to openly and comfortably address issues in depth by both junior and senior officers, whether or not they were female-specific issues.” Capt. Courtney Smith, Capt. Mary Feinberg, Capt. Jennifer Wilderman, Cmdr. Katie Ellis, Cmdr. Elizabeth Regoli, Lt. Cmdr. Leslie Mintz and Lt. Cmdr. Page Felini also provided an open forum to discuss with junior aviators. “We often wonder if our concerns are being heard and with
this symposium, we at least know that they have,” Kreyenhagen added. She also mentioned that learning about Tyson and Klein’s history of being roommates in flight school made her think about what possibilities her career may bring along with the people she builds relationships with. “Maybe one day I’ll be sitting up there a captain or maybe even an admiral with my old roommate,” she said. FACTS 2016 served as a platform for female aviators to professionally discuss and learn about the progression toward the future of naval aviation and emphasized the importance of having a mentor.
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74th commemoration ceremony for the Battle of Midway Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Midway June 6 with a ceremony held at the base auditorium. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau welcomed the guests to the event and tied in a bit of Whiting Field trivia during his remarks. Bahlau talked about NASWF’s first commanding officer, Capt. Sanford Meade, a Battle of Midway survivor. Meade reported to the USS Yorktown (CV 5) in 1941 as a combat information officer as part of the ships’ crew. Bahlau further told the audience the story that when Meade knew the ship was going down, he went back to his state room and put on his pair of $32 Oxford shoes that he had yet to wear. In tradition he wore the shoes, then removed them placing the shoes on the deck of the ship. They were the last thing he saw as he left the ship. The Battle of Midway is full of individual stories and anecdotes as well as facts about how this battle was
so pivotal. The Battle of Midway is considered one of the most decisive battles of the war in the
Pacific and a significant victory during World War II. The battle took place June 4-7, 1942, six months after the attacks on
Pearl Harbor. The overwhelming success of United States naval forces, under the command of Adm. Chester Nimitz is pointed to as the turning point in the war against Japan. A critical aspect of the battle was the sinking of four Japanese aircraft carriers, which gave the U.S. Navy a significant tactical advantage over the Imperial Japanese Navy as the conflict in the Pacific progressed.
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Executive Officer Cmdr. Donald Gaines, guest speaker for the Midway commemoration ceremony onboard NASWF, speaks about the fight for Midway. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau gave opening remarks.
Guest speaker, NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Donald Gaines, spoke about the events at the Battle of Midway: Japanese tactics, the U.S. Navy’s movements and the bravery of USS Hornet’s (CV 8) Torpedo Squadron 8 (VT-8). Gaines talked about Ens. George Gay and the challenges he and fellow Sailors faced as Gaines discussed how Gay had to learn how to fly and train with abbreviated training plans. Gay even carried a torpedo for the first time into Midway. Gay’s plane crash-landed into the water and he surfaced to the top, hid behind a seat cushion as he watched dive bombers from above and witnessed ships sinking. Gaines also discussed the strategies that the U.S. utilized to conquer the Japanese and called the Battle of Midway a victory. “Adm. Yamamoto’s goal of taking Midway and eventually crushing the U.S. Navy fleet was met with will and determination of the American Sailor,” said Gaines. “Their belief that the price of freedom had to be paid regardless of cost and the men of VT-8 realize that more than anyone – and it was that dedication that the Japanese failed to realize.”
New security measures implemented at NASWF By Ens. Marissa Tungjunyatham NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
As most Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) personnel have undoubtedly experienced, new security measures have been implemented aboard the installation. The long line and increased impediments, while inconvenient, are designed to help keep members of the base protected. These measures, as is often the case, are in response to real-world threats. “Gate runners” are any motorists and vehicles that drive past control points without approval. A recent increase in such attempts to illegally gain entrance onto military installations have prompted the additional
security procedures. Although he realizes the frustration people are feeling, the man who is responsible for the safety of the NAS Whiting Field team, remains steadfast in his belief that such measures are necessary – and likely long term. “It’s permanent until we can find a better solution,” NAS Whiting Field Security Officer Lt. Stephen Pakola said. “After speaking with (the commanding officer) and region leaders, this is going to be the new norm. We’re doing every-
thing in our power to follow the instructions and also minimize gate delays.” This increased security was not solely incorporated at Whiting Field. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) conducted a high velocity learning event with U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF); Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT); and Navy Regions to allow the leadership the opportunity to create a plan to deter gate running from happening within all of continental U.S.
In order to reduce the numbers of gate runners, measures such as speed bumps and permanent stop signs with the words “Proceed only when directed by sentry,” were placed at each entry point at NAS Whiting Field. With the help of the public works department on base, the NASWF Security Department was able to incorporate these measures at each entry control point in a timely and efficient manner. “There are plans for a west gate redesign to mitigate high speed and make traffic smoother,” Pakola said. “We just ask for everyone to be patient and mindful of other motorists. These measures are implemented for the protection of base population.”
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NEX plans customer appreciation event
The Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, will present a customer appreciation event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, June 18. The storewide celebration will feature workouts with Navy Fitness experts (Zumba and Spin) samples and information from guest demonstrators and child friendly activities. Customers also can register to win prizes. For more information, call 453-5311 or go to www.mynavyexchange.com.
Dance event helps hospice programs Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio and Beggs & Lane are present the 9th annual “Life’s A Dance” event at 7 p.m. today, June 17, at the Pensacola Saenger Theater. The event features local celebrities and cast members from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Votes are being collected online at www.lifes adance.kintera.org. Tickets are available for $35, $50 and $75. A limited number of VIP tickets will be on sale for $150. Tickets may be purchased at the Pensacola Saenger Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com. All proceeds will benefit hospice programs offered by Covenant Care. For more information, call 438-9714 or go to www.choosecovenant.org.
Noted psychologist to speak at PSC Scholar, clinical psychologist and author Na’im Akbar will present a program entitled “Knowledge, Power and Freedom” at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Pensacola State College (PSC) Hagler Auditorium, Bldg. 2, Room 252, on the main campus. The free event is open to the public and no tickets are required. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sponsored by PSC’s African American Student Association and co-sponsored by PSC’s Black History Multicultural Committee, Akbar’s presentation will focus on education, cultural, political and economic issues. His lecture will be followed by a question-andanswer session, refreshments and a book signing. For more information, call 484-1759.
Museum plans murder mystery night Guests will get to experience Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA) as suspects in a murder mystery at 6 p.m. June 25. Each guest will be pre-assigned an alias to portray during the night as they uncover their involvement, or lack thereof, in the case. Attendees will receive details about their characters a week prior to the event so that they can familiarize themselves with their character as well as prepare a costume. Tickets are $60 per person. They can be purchased through the PMA’s website or over the phone. The evening will include appetizers and beverages. For more information, contact Suzanne Duvall at 432-6247, ext. 206, or Suzanne@pensacolamuseum.org.
Marine groups team up for golf event
2016 Marine Corps Aviation Association and Marine Corps League Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 24 at Marcus Pointe Golf Course, 2500 Oak Pointe Drive. The tournament, which supports the 2016 Semper Fi 5K Charity Run, is open to all community members. Prizes include a 2016 Mustang GT. Golfers should check-in at the pro shop as 11:30 a.m. Lunch will start at noon. Shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Cost is $60 per player or $240 per team. To register online go to www.Semperficharity run.org and follow the registration link and choose golf tournament registration. For more information, contact Marine Second Lt. Toni Taylor at (360) 880-2024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament scheduled for June 25 The Escambia Christian School Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 25 at Cypress Lake Golf Club, 2365 Old Chemstrand Road, in Cantonment,. The range will open at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start (scramble format) is scheduled for 1 p.m. A meal will be provided after the tournament. Cost is $50 each. Fees and donations will be paid on day of tournament. Registration deadline is June 20. For more information, contact Joe Wilson by June 20 by e-mail at email@example.com.
Small business workshops announced
The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) the University of West Florida is presenting the following workshops: • “Steps to Starting a Business” from 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea eval-
Veterans scheduled to speak The Heroes Among Us speaker series will continue with Native American Warriors Night at 6 p.m. June 23 at Veterans Memorial Park. Guests of honor will be U.S. Air Force veteran, Lt. Col. Kirby Locklear, and U.S. Army veteran, 1st Sgt. Shannon Peavy. The event is presented by the Marine Corps League, Corp. J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for the Marines in Distress Fund. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. The speaker series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service who distinguished themselves in combat operations. At each event, guest veterans discuss their experiences in a combat zone and the audience is given time to ask questions. The series is aimed at recognizing the Pensacola area’s former armed forces members whose contributions in military service are not widely known while also providing education about various wars from a personal perspective. The series will continue on the last Thursday of each month through October. For more information, go to www.veteransmemorial parkpensacola.com. uation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $35. To register, call 474-2528 go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.” • A workshop entitled “Is Your Business Concept Feasible?” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. June 28 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Learn the essentials for developing your business concept and leave with a foundation for moving forward. There is no fee for the workshop, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”
Senior Club meeting to be June 21 The monthly meeting of the Pensacola State College (PSC) Senior Club is scheduled for June 21 at the main campus in the Student Center, Bldg. 5. The social period begins at 2 p.m. with light refreshments. Entertainment will start at 2:30 p.m. for about 30 minutes, followed by a short business meeting. The club is open to all Florida residents who are 60 and older. The dues are $10 per year. For more information, call 471-1113.
Problem-solving training offered
“Moving Forward,” problem-solving training to help achieve life’s goals, is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. 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. The training session will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and civilian employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. Deadline to register is June 23. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society planning Doggie Bowl Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Doggie Bowl scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 at Cordova Lanes. Teams of four to six people are $20 per person with shoe rental and door prize tickets included. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information or entry forms, go to www.pensacolahumane.org or call 466-3945.
Jacksonian ceremony being conducted
The inaugural Jacksonian Guard Colors Ceremony will be conducted each Saturday through Sept. 3 in Plaza Ferdinand. A student-only re-enactment group has been assembled to perform the ceremony, which will features soldiers, fifers and drummers performing in period 1821 uniforms. For more information, call 466-5220.
Dates announced for basketball camp
The 37th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 20-24 and July 18-22. 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.
Reunion announced for USS Lexington
The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 492-3483.
Firecracker 5K scheduled for July 2 The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida Firecracker 5K run, walk and wheelchair race is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. July 2 at Seville Quarter. At the conclusion of the 5K, children are invited to participate in the free “Rock Our Socks” fun run. Registration for the 5K is $27 until June 29 and late registration is $32. Packet pick-up will be noon to 6 p.m. June 30 at the Ronald McDonald House and noon to 6 p.m. July 1 at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter. Late packet pick-up and registration will be from 6 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. July 2 at Seville Quarter. Only participants registered for the 5K by midnight on June 16 are guaranteed a T-shirt in their size. You can register online until midnight June 29. For more information, go to www.rmhcnwfl.org or call 477-2273.
NASP offering Vacation Bible School NAS Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. July 25-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Registration forms are available at Bldg. 634. All children of Pensacola area military, ages 4 to those entering the sixth grade in the coming school year, are invited to embark on an adventure scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Children will have an interactive experience as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Children can also share with other children by bringing canned food or dry goods throughout the week. The food will be donated to the local food bank. For more information, call 452-2342.
Dancers can take summer workshop Pensacola State College’s 35th annual Summer Dance Workshop is scheduled for June 20-25 on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. On-campus registration for ages 10 years through adult continues through June 21 in the Registration Office, Bldg. 2. A concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 24, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8. It is free for workshop attendees. For more information, contact LaVonne French by phone at 484-1809 or by e-mail at email@example.com; or go to www.pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops.
Students can sign up for cyber camps Elementary and middle school students will have an opportunity to learn basic cybersecurity skills in a fun environment at one of the Summer Cyber Camps being presented by the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter. The camps run Monday through Friday with half day sessions, and will be held at Global Business Solutions on West Michigan Avenue. Space is limited to 12 students per week, with a fee of $50 per student. Much of the cost of curriculum, supplies and other camp expenses are being covered by sponsor donations from the CyberThon event for high school and college students held in January. Elementary camps are scheduled for June 27-July 1 and July 18-22. Middle school camp are scheduled for July 11-15 and July 25-29. For full event information and online registration, go to, www.afceapensacola.org/index.php/events/ summer-cyber-camps.
Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-14 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Registration deadline is July 5. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information, call 452-2341, ext. 5, or email CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE MISSION D o n ’ t b e o n e o f s u m m e r ’s s t a t i s t i c s From safetycenter.navy.mil and NASP Safety Department
With rising temperatures and the thoughts of beach, cookouts and travel ahead of us, the NASP safety office wants to remind base personnel to use caution and “manage risk; safeguard the mission.” Summer 2015 fatalities: between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2015: • 14 Sailors and 12 Marines lost their lives. Impact: 26 trained and ready Sailors and Marines are no longer with us. Just 20 of 73 total fatalities for summers FY-13, FY14 and FY-15 didn’t involve cars, motorcycles or pedestrians: • Nine drowned (rip current, apartment pool, lake, boat capsized, cliff diving, personal water craft, hiking and swept into water and kayaking). • Four in ATV wrecks. • Five in falls: one from apartment balcony, three from barracks, and one from a parking garage. • One in a private plane crash. • One alcohol related. Summer 2015 fatalities, traffic and off-duty mishaps: •18 fatal traffic mishaps (10 involved motorcycles). Eight died during recreational activities: • Four drownings (hiking and swept off trail by wave, boating, swimming). • Two falls (balcony, barracks). • One dune buggy wreck (two fatalities). • One alcohol related. Motorcycle fatality trends: • Two of 10 involved speeding. • Six of 10 riders were at fault. • Six of 10 lost control and were single-vehicle. • Four of 10 below 26 years of age. • Eight of 10 during daylight hours. Remember: All Sailors and Marines who ride must take the Basic Rider Course (BRC). • All sportbike riders must take the Military Sportbike Rider Course 60 days after completing the BRC. • All cruiser riders must take the Experienced Rider Course. • Refresher training is required every three years. • See your command’s Motorcycle Safety Representative to sign up for classes. Top five injury-producing activities in summer, 2015: • Basketball. • Soccer. • Baseball/softball. • Weight lifting.
Summer focus areas • Cars, motorcycles and traffic • Alcohol awareness • Water safety • Sexual assault • Suicide awareness
Summer Safety 2016 • Bicycling. What you can do to stay safe ... Motor vehicle safety tips • Start every trip well-rested. • Drive during daylight hours. • Schedule breaks every two hours. • Never drink and drive. • Pull over if you get tired. It’s better to get there late than not at all. Alcohol awareness: Drinking facts: • Absorption of alcohol depends on your size, weight, body fat and sex. • It also depends on the amount of alcohol consumed, the amount of food in your stomach or the use of medications. • 60 percent of STDs are transmitted by drunken partners. • In 67 percent of unplanned pregnancies, at least one partner was drunk. • If you are concerned about someone’s problem drinking, learn what Tricare can do by visiting www.tricare.mil/ProviderDirectory/ http://www.tricare.mil/mtf. • To find a local resource, call the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at 1 (800) 662-HELP. Boating safety: • Take a Coast Guard approved boating safety class. • Ensure everyone aboard has a personal flotation device. Water awareness: • Learn to swim. • Swim where lifeguards are present.
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• Keep a close eye on children. • Obey signs about water conditions. • Rip currents: If caught, don’t panic – swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current. • Rough undertow is dangerous as well. • Obey signs about water conditions. • Know your limits. Preventing sexual assault: Be an active bystander. • Be a third wheel. If it seems like the potential perpetrator is trying to isolate your shipmate (offering him or her a ride, inviting him or her to their home, etc.) go with them. • Cause a distraction. Make up an excuse to get your friend away from the potential perpetrator. • Direct approach: Talk to your friend to ensure he or she is doing OK. Pull your shipmate aside and say you think the situation is dangerous. Point out the potential perpetrator’s disrespectful behavior in a safe manner to de-escalate the situation. • Involve others: Grab a friend or two before speaking with the potential perpetrator. If the situation seems to be escalating, call the police. For more, go to www.safehelpline.org. Suicide warning signs: • Expressing suicidal thoughts. • Increased drug and/or alcohol use. • Withdrawal from friends and family. • Recklessness. • Remember ACT: Ask, Care, Treat. • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255. For more, go to www.suicide.navy.mil. For more, go to http://safetycenter. navy.mil.
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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NATO officers graduate electronic warfare course Story, photo from Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO
n June 2, the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) graduated 12 NATO members from the NATO Electronic Warfare International Officer Course (NEWIOC). NEWIOC is a six-week long course and can be openly attended by military members from NATO nations. NEWIOC Class 16-02 attended the course specializing in electronic warfare fundamentals and integration. The program is sponsored by the Department of State and strives to effectively ad-
vance U.S. security interests while building lasting partnerships for the future. The members of Class 16-02 consisted of officers from the air forces of Germany, Italy and
Graduates of the latest NATO Electronic Warfare International Officer Course (NEWIOC) join U.S. Air Force members for a class photo.
Turkey. During their time in Pensacola, they also toured the National Naval Aviation Museum, visited the USS Alabama
Memorial Battleship Park and bonded together as a class while learning about each other’s countries and cultures.
During the graduation ceremony, Lt. Col. Randolph Winge, director of EW International officers’ courses, congratu-
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation names new board of trustees From Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Trustees: Retired Navy Capt. Colleen Nevius; Sandy Sansing; retired Navy Vice Adm. David Buss; and Bennett Croswell. The four trustees will join the other 53 members of the board as advocates of the foundation’s mission to be a self-sustaining foundation that engages the public by supporting and promoting the National Naval Avi-
ation Museum experience and naval aviation, as well as conducting and promoting educational programs. Nevius became the first female aviator to graduate from United States Naval Test Pilot School. Nevius retired from the Navy in 2001. She now teaches middle school. Sansing has been in the auto business since 1986 and is a major business leader in Northwest Florida. In addition to his business background, Sansing has a long history of community involvement and serves on sev-
eral boards. Buss joined Cubic Corporation in June 2015 and currently serves as the corporate senior vice president and president of Cubic Global Defense (CGD). Prior to joining Cubic, Buss served more than 36 years in the U.S. Navy, where he retired in the rank of vice admiral after serving more than two years as Commander, Naval Air Forces. Croswell has been with Pratt & Whitney for 37 years. He currently is president of Pratt & Whitney’s military engines business.
lated his students. “I have enjoyed my six weeks with each and every one of you,” Winge told the group. “You have developed as electronic warfare officers and I encourage you to return to your countries and advocate for electronic warfare.” NEWIOC is one of five electronic warfare focused courses taught by the 479th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Special Training. For additional information, visit www.face book.com/479FTG.
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with Alexander Kobrin, piano
BEETHOVEN & BLUE JEANS with Bella Hristova, violin DVORAK Three Slavonic Dances SIBELIUS Violin Concerto RAVEL Alborada del gracioso DEBUSSY Iberia
1.14.2017 • 7:30PM C.P.E. BACH Symphony No. 1 in D Major
with Jon Nakamatsu, piano ROSSINI William Tell Overture
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2
RAVEL Une barque sur l’ocean
M A S T E RW O R K S
O P TIO TI N A L AD D D-O D ON
MAHLER SYMPHONY NO.3
RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR 4.1.2017 • 7:30PM
3.4.2017 • 7:30PM
with Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano UWF Women’s Chorus Pensacola Children’s Chorus
THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS 2.11.2017 • 7:30PM
BERNSTEIN & BEETHOVEN 4.29.2017 4.29.2017 • 7:30PM
with Frank Almond, violin DANIELPOUR Celestial Night BERNSTEIN Serenade after Plato’s Symposium BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
with William Eddins, conductor BORODIN Polovtsian Dances RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Suite from Mlada TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
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Supplies being collected for next school year From City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department
Local schools have just released for the summer but the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is already looking ahead to the start of the 2016-17 school year. Several of the city’s neighborhood resource centers are collecting backpacks and school supplies in a program called Operation Backpack 2016 to help children and families who struggle to afford these items when school starts. New backpacks and school supplies are being collected at the resource centers now through July 29 and will be distributed before school starts in August. Donations will benefit children and families living near the Cobb, Fricker and Woodland Heights
resource centers. “Anyone can help with Operation Backpack by donating one or more items from the school supply list,” said Molly Mahtani, program specialist at Bayview Senior Center. “No donation is too large or too small. We’ve even enlisted the help of a sponsor, Haynes Van & Storage, to house any overflow backpacks and supplies we
receive.” The school supply list includes: one backpack, one package washable markers, one package colored pencils, 24 No. 2 pencils, one pencil sharpener, three pens, two pink erasers, one pencil box or pouch, three yellow highlighters, three glue sticks, one pair 5-inch scissors, three wide-ruled spiral notebooks, one package wide-ruled composition notebooks, one package wide-ruled paper, five twin-pocket folders and one calculator. Drop-off sites are: • Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. • Cobb Resource Center, 601 East Mallory St. • Fricker Resource Center, 900 North F St. • Gull Point Resource Center, 7000
Spanish Trail. • Vickrey Resource Center, 2130 Summit Blvd. • Woodland Heights Resource Center, 111 Berkley Drive. Another way to help the Operation Backpack program is by attending the Ballin’ 4 Backpacks event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 24 at Vickrey Resource Center. Four area high schools: Catholic High School; Gulf Breeze High School; Milton High School; and West Florida High School will play exhibition games to raise money and collect donations for the Operation Backpack cause. Admission to the event is $3 or free with the donation of a new backpack and/or school supplies For more information, call 4365670 or go to PlayPensacola.com.
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June 17, 2016
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Blue Wahoos Stadium, which was built in 2012, offers seating for 5,038 fans.
Story, photo from Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are hitting home runs when it come to keep local fans happy. Blue Wahoos Stadium was recently voted the best DoubleA ballpark as part of the Ballpark Digest Best of the Ballparks 2016 contest. Blue Wahoos Stadium won the contest with 51.8 percent of the votes over the Birmingham Barons’ Regions Field. “With a great location and a high commitment to fan service, locals know the great experience of a Pensacola Blue Wahoos game at Blue Wahoos Stadium,” said Ballpark Publisher Kevin Reichard. “The vote from fans nationwide is another reminder of this high
quality ballpark.” Pensacola is averaging the second-most fans (4,421) in the Southern League while playing in the smallest stadium and is on target to surpass 300,000 fans for the fifth straight season. “We take great pride in the ballpark and what it means to the community in Pensacola,” said team president Jonathan Griffith. “This is a tribute to our great staff as they provide the best experience and customer service in Minor League Baseball.” Team officials have planned special promotions for home games against the Mobile Bay Bears at 6:30 p.m. today, June 17, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 18, and 2 p.m. June 19. Today, June 17, the first
2,000 fans will receive a cooling towel provided by the Andrews Institute. Limit one per person. Tomorrow, July 18, there will be fireworks show at the conclusion of the game. Promotions for Father’s Day, June 19, will include a Pensacola Pelicans jersey auction and comedy show by Mad Chad. The Blue Wahoos are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team. The games are broadcast live on the Blue Wahoos flagship station 97.1 The Ticket. Blue Wahoos tickets are available for purchase at the stadium and by calling 9348444. For more information, go to BlueWahoos.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Angry Birds Movie” (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“The Angry Birds Movie” (3D), PG, noon; “Ratchet and Clank” (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 8 p.m.; “Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “The Angry Birds Movie” (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.
“The Angry Birds Movie” (3D), PG,1 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 7 p.m.; “Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Angry Birds Movie” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 6:30 p.m.
“The Angry Birds Movie” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; Captain America: Civil War” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Angry Birds Movie” (3D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission to all movies: “The Peanuts Movie,” PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; “The Lego Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Deadpool,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 7 p.m.
“The Angry Birds Movie” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” R, 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
TheNASPMorale,WelfareandRecreation (MWR)departmenthasanumberofupcomingeventsandactivities.Formoreinformation, call452-3806,ext.3100,orgototheMWR websiteatwww.navymwrpensacola.com. • Swimming lessons: Pools and beaches are open for the summer and registration is open for swimming lessons and a variety of summer programs. For more information, contact the MWR Aquatics Department at 452-9429. • Youth Sports pro • Karate Class: camp: Regisfootball NASP School of is open for a free tration Karate, Shotokan classes pro football camp with Karate are offered at kicker Graham Gano Portside Gym, scheduled for July 19Bldg. 627. Karate- 20 at NASP Barrancas Do, the Japanese Ball Field. You can find method of self de- registration forms under fense, uses un- Youth Sports on MWR armed capabilities webpage (www.navy of the human mwrpensacola.com/). body. The instruc- You should return tor, Sensei John the registration forms Wynne, has more to NASP or Corry Stathan 40 years of tion youth centers, or completed e x p e r i e n c e . e-mail Classes are open registration forms to to active-duty, re- firstname.lastname@example.org. tirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older. Cost is $20 ($22 for DoD) per month. For more information or to register, call 291-0940, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For adults and children ages 5 to 17. $20 per month for adults and $15 per month for children. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146 or 4571421 or 457-1421 (e-mail email@example.com). • NASP 2016 Summer Reading Program: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 4 at NASP Library, Bldg. 634, 250 Chambers Ave. Theme is “Read for the Win!” Program for ages 3 to 11 features stories, crafts and prizes. Register in person at the library, or call 452-4362. • Summer Day Camps: Weekly camps, continue through Aug. 9. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at NASP Youth Center; from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at NASP Corry Station School Age Care. For ages 5 (kindergarten) to 12. Programs include field trips, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Pre-register at www.militarychildcare.com. For more information, call 4522417 or 453-6310. • 2016 A.C. Read Match Play Championship: July 22-24 at A.C. Read Golf Course at Pensacola Naval Air Station. $145 per person or $290 per team. Register today; space limited. For more information, call 452-2454. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area at the end of John Tower Road has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 452-9642.
Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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Fleet and Family Support Center
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: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows 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-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 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For 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.
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• 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 information, call 452-6376. 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 information, call 623-7212. More 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Couples Communication Workshop: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 22. Two-session workshop will teach skills to increase chance of your relationship being successful. Registration required. For more information, call 452-5609. • Sun and Splash Playgroup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 23 and July 28, Lighthouse Terrace. For information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 24, July 1 and July 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30. The veterans service organization, AMVETS (or American Veter-
ans), sponsors numerous programs that offer help to veterans and their families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 11 and July 25. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. For more information or to register, call 4525609. • First Time Parents Class: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 12. Parenting tips that every new or beginner parent needs to know. This class will provide tips and techniques to help you care for your newborn. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 8 a.m. July 17 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life, your relationships, your job and your health. Learn to improve your selfesteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-
teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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4BR/2BA h o u s e . 1803sqft. 5 minutes outside NASP backgate. Garage 275sqft., screened-in porch 242sqft. Newly renovated, ready now. $125,000. Info/ appointment A Set of Nissan by calling 850370Z Rims 994-1030. and Tires. For Sale 2 2 5 / 4 5 Z R / 1 8 For Sale Good Condition. out $400. Must See! Check 850-748-9346. 5212 Choctaw Ave Perdido RealESTATE Estate Key, steal of REAL Rentals a deal looking Rental to move quick. neigh2 B R / 2 B A Great two-story town- borhood, give home. $700/ Tyler a call: month plus $700 850-764-2040. deposit. Credit Asking $175k. check required. 850-450-5826.
included. $12,500. Call 2015 Indian Patrick 850R o a d m a s t e r. 485-4291. $25,900. Less than 4000 S c o o t e r miles! Like for Sale. new! Call Wal- 1 5 0 c c , 6 5 k m , ter at 917-664- Great Transpor7985. tation around Town! $900. Misc Misc. 850-748-9346. 21’ Sea Ox Center Console Boat. $8500. Johnson 175hp two-stroke motor. Good condition. See craigslist ad. Call Bill 858254-3989.
Toy Hauler, 2015 Grand Design Momentum. Ramp converts to party deck. Can sleep 6. $79,750. 850To 602-1301. 3BR/2BA. Living room, advertise 2001 21ft. family room, in the Bayliner w/ kitchen/dining. GOSPORT cuddy cabin. Carport, fenced Many upgrades backyard. Close call Becky (trim tabs, to bases and Hildebrand dual batteries, hospital. $835/ at 4 blade ss month, deposit 433-1166 prop, LED $725. 850-968lighting, fish 4130. ext. 31 finder). Trailer
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