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June 19, 2015

NHP offers new pharmacy options Story, photo by Jason Bortz NHP PAO

Blue Wahoos fly with Blue Angels ... Members of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team, the local minor league Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinatti Reds, joined forces with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, June 16. The players flew onboard the team’s C-130 Hercules transport, Fat Albert, during a Blues practice session. (Above) One of Fat Albert’s pilots, Marine Maj. Mark Hamilton, briefs the ball players before the flight. Photo MC1(SCW) Michael Lindsey

SAPR training Victim Advocates From NASP FFSC

The NAS Pensacola Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is currently recruiting active duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for NASP’s SAPR Team. 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 POC. After the VA candidate is validated by the command and has a current clearance of NAC or above within the last five years, the next step is to complete the required 40 hours SAPR Initial VA class. The next 40 hours VA class will be held at the NETC HRO, Bldg. 680,

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Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Pharmacy has recently implemented new options for TRICARE beneficiaries to improve customer satisfaction and help reduce wait times. Beneficiaries picking up new prescriptions at the main pharmacy in the hospital now have three options available to them. Prescriptions can be dropped off or activated, and beneficiaries can return any time after two hours to pick up their prescriptions. Beneficiaries choosing this option can proceed immediately to Window 6 to pick up their prescriptions after the two hours without standing in the normal line and do not need a ticket. Beneficiaries can also select to pick up their prescriptions at the NHP Satellite Pharmacy the following business day after 1 p.m. The satellite pharmacy is located next to the Navy Exchange and Commissary and has a drive-through window for prescription pick up. The satellite pharmacy will also now accept prescriptions at the drive-through window. Prescriptions dropped off at the satellite pharmacy will be available for pick up after two hours or the next day. If beneficiaries are unable to return to either the main or satellite pharmacy after

the two hours or the next business day, prescriptions will be held for 14 days. The final option available is to wait in the main pharmacy’s lobby for the prescription to be filled. The average wait time for prescriptions is 10 to 15 minutes for active-duty service members and 20 to 30 minutes for all others, though wait times can fluctuate.

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Wanda Ward, a pharmacy technician at NHP, fills prescriptions for TRICARE beneficiaries June 11. The hospital’s pharmacy fills approximately 3,000 prescriptions a day, making it one of the busiest pharmacies in the Navy.

NETPDTC changes command By Katrina Gergely NETPDTC Public Affairs

Capt. Lee Newton relieved Capt. Janet Lomax as the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) commanding officer June 12 in a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval

Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Lomax assumed command in May 2013 and during her time as commanding officer led efforts to ensure the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) implemented the Chief of Naval Personnel’s changes to the Final Multiple Score (FMS)

calculation used to rank-order Sailors for advancement. The command also successfully passed the Cyber Security Inspection – Command Program (CSI-CP), which ensured the backbone of Naval Education and Training Command’s (NETC) global training

Tex-Mex restaurant opens at NEX Pensacola Aviation Plaza By Grace M. Gaultney NEX Aviation Plaza event coordinator

With a June 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Navy Exchange (NEX) Avia-

Officials gather to cut the ribbon for Loco Bros Mexican Grill at NEX Pensacola Aviation Plaza. Photo by Mike O’Connor

tion Plaza aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) welcomed Loco Bros Mexican Grill to its roster of food court fare. The Tex-Mex assembly-line style restaurant offers NEX patrons a mix of bold flavors and fresh ingredients. The owners, Uguray Isik and Burak Kus, pride themselves on their inviting atmosphere and modern concept, with recipes that are made from scratch. “We believe that fresh food is what they (the men and women of the military) deserve,” Isik said. The menu features tacos, burritos and bowls with several fresh options for mixins and add-ons. The line starts just inside the front doors of Bldg. 630, and the hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

delivery system is protected and available to deliver training around-the-clock. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to lead this organization. NETPDTC is a command with vast capabilities,” said Lomax. “Our mission is diverse and the superb professionals who execute it

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DHS Cybersecurity Job Fair June 22-23 From Community Economic Development Association (CEDA)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding a Cybersecurity Job Fair June 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and June 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at New World Landing Center, 600 South Palafox St. DHS has full-time cybersecurity positions available at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, (NCCIC) Pensacola Operations Center. NCCIC is a 24/7 cyber situational awareness, incident response and management center that is a national nexus of cyber and communications integration for the federal government, intelligence community and law enforcement. Tentative selectees must successfully complete a background investigation for TS/SCI clearance as a condition of the position. Some positions may require shift work on a 24/7/365 basis, and incumbents may be

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Darius Rucker concert July 4 ... Darius Rucker will be the star of the show July 4 for the “Tour for the Troops” concert. Special guests will be Michael Ray and Jacob Davis. NASP MWR and the Air Force Reserve are teaming up to present the free concert, which will be staged on the lawn at NASP Portside. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and concert will start at 7 p.m. For more information, go to

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June 19, 2015


NREIP internship gets under way, numbers indicate STEM interest By NSWC Panama City Division Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Fla – More than 1,600 college students applied for the National Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) in December 2014 and 592 began their internships at various locations throughout the U.S. in May and June 2015. Of the 592 students selected for the prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) internship program, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) welcomed 41 students May 25 to embark on a 10-week journey. “For this year, 1,663 students applied to the program and 592 internships in total were awarded,” said NSWC PCD NREIP Coordinator Mary Hulgan. “NSWC PCD has the NREIP’s fourth largest amount of interns for fiscal year 2015 and it’s the largest number we’ve ever had.” NSWC Panama City Division is fourth behind Naval Re-

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) interns pose together for a group photo outside building 110 at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Command June 11. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. Photo by Dan Broadstreet

search Lab with 54, Space and Warfare Command Pacific with 65, and NSWC Carderock Division Ship Systems Engineering Station (SSES) who accepted 90 students. Hulgan attributes much of the program and NSWC PCD’s success with the internship program due to STEM engagement and community involvement by NSWC PCD’s Educational Outreach Coordinator Ed Lin-

senmeyer. “Ed is very engaged with our community and these students talk with each other,” said Hulgan. “We look for interns starting at the sophomore in college level in hopes they will join our workforce after graduation.” “I am fortunate to have many occasions to speak to undergraduate and graduate students about the opportunities offered by NREIP internships. Because

of the very favorable experiences that our program provides to these students, they in turn become our best recruiters,” said Linsenmeyer. “Many of these young engineers are surprised that they are able to work on real DoD problems and that their contributions are valued by the engineering teams with which work during the summer.” NREIP internships provide the opportunity for a young en-

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“We wanted to give our beneficiaries options to pick up their prescriptions,” said Cmdr. Ben Schwartz, department head, NHP Pharmacy. “We know everyone’s time is valuable, and we try to do everything we can to reduce wait times and provide outstanding customer satisfaction.” As one of the busiest pharmacies in the Navy, the NHP pharmacy fills approximately 3,000 prescriptions a day. The pharmacy also supports the hospital’s 10 branch clinics in five states. “We have a very busy pharmacy,” said Schwartz, “but we still want to provide efficient service to our beneficiaries. The most important part of our job is safety. We have to ensure prescriptions are correct and that they are safe for our beneficiaries to use, but patient satisfaction is also very important to us because we have the world’s most deserving patients.” The pharmacy also recently began accepting electronic prescriptions from civilian physicians. An electronic prescription is a computer generated prescription sent by a health care provider through a private, secure and closed network to a pharmacy. The prescriptions are not sent through the Internet or as an email, so a patient’s personal information is safe. Electronic prescriptions will not be filled until a beneficiary arrives at the pharmacy to pick them up, and beneficiaries will have the same options for normal prescriptions. Both the main pharmacy and satellite pharmacy are available to all TRICARE beneficiaries. The main pharmacy is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The satellite pharmacy is open MondayFriday from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drive-through window at the satellite pharmacy opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, contact NHP’s Pharmacy at 505-6640.

make the difference in the quality services we provide to the fleet. I’ve had a great team.”

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Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, (left) accepts the salute of Capt. Lee Newton as the captain takes command of Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center. Photo by Joy Samsel

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Room 227, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., July 2731. A VA registration packet, a completed and signed DD Form 2950 Page 10, and a personal interview with one of the NASP SARC’s are required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is July 24. Once class is completed successfully and the VA candidate receives the command and SARC’s endorsement, the VA then applies to receive their DSAACP confirmation. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more information, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Lillie Johnson,, 4525109; Anne Ballensinger,, 452-9017; the Civilian Victim Advocate,, 452-5328; or the Fleet and Family Support Center 452-5990, ext. 0.

required to work weekends, nights and/or holidays on a rotational basis or as the need/workload dictates. DHS is currently seeking candidates skilled in: • Cyber Incident Response and Incident Handling. • Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis and Vulnerability Detection and Assessment. • Networks and Systems Engineering and Digital Forensics and Forensics Analysis and Software Assurance. Positions are General Schedule (GS), Information Technology Specialists (2210), ranging from GS-22109 up to a GS-14. Hiring officials and Human Resources staff will be on site and available to answer questions, conduct

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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.

Guest speaker at the ceremony was Rear Adm. Michael White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). “Under the guiding hand of Capt. Lomax, the results of this command have been nothing short of spectacular,” White said. “The work you have done at NETPDTC will continue to positively impact our Sailors and fleet for years to come.” Newton assumes command of NETPDTC’s 15 military and 345 civilian personnel, most of whom are assigned to Saufley Field, in Pensacola. He transferred to NETPDTC from the Joint Manpower Requirements (OpNav N123) in Arlington, Va., where he served as branch head. “NETPDTC plays a crucial role in support of Navy readiness across the fleet and the professional competence of our enlisted Sailors,” said Newton. “I am delighted for the opportunity to work with the proud professionals of NETPDTC during the next couple of years.” Lomax is transferring to Suffolk, Va., and will assume duties as the Manpower and Personnel, assistant chief of staff for the Navy Information Dominance Forces (NavIDFor). Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center can be found at the NETPDTC website: https://www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ Commands/NETPDTC.aspx.

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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,

gineer to build his or her resume. We encourage our best interns to apply to the DoD SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship for service,” said Linsenmeyer. “Many of the SMART award recipients we have chosen have had NREIP experiences that contributed to their high rankings during the selection process.” One example of such success is with now NSWC PCD MH60S Test Lead (Code A25) Lauren Hawkins. Hawkins, who now supports the littoral combat ship mine countermeasure mission package integration effort interned for five summers between 2006 and 2011. Hawkins, who first interned as a high school student with NSWC PCD in 2006 and 2007, was part of the Summer Partnership Employment Program. In 2008 and 2010, she returned as a NREIP intern. By the 2011 summer, she returned but this time as a SMART Program intern.

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on-the-spot interviews, and make tentative job offers. Bring a copy of your federal resume, which includes relevant experience and outlines your key work, volunteer experiences and academic accomplishments (transcripts should be included). It should also highlight the unique skills that set you apart and make you uniquely qualified for the position. Note that federal resumes are generally no less than two pages. Job opportunity announcements will also be posted on USAJobs and can be located at by searching for “Cybersecurity and Communications and NCCIC.” DHS is committed to hiring a highly talented, dedicated and diverse workforce. For a detailed overview and resources on how to apply, visit

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Let’s be thankful for the guard that never smiles By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


uring morning rush hour, cars creep forward in a queasy gasbrake rhythm toward Gate 1. The most recent ISIS threats have prompted heightened security, so the guard is taking his time. After school drop offs, I join the security line in order to get back to our house on base. With nothing else to do but wait, I flop down the visor and grab a dental flosser from my purse. Every few seconds, I peek under the mirror and inch the minivan toward the back bumper of the blue Prius ahead of me. In the space of two minutes, I manage to floss my teeth, pluck a few stray eyebrow hairs with the tweezers I keep in the center console, and dust the pollen off the dashboard with my sleeve. With the gate finally in sight, I feel for my military ID card. I use the pad of my thumb to grip the edge of the laminated card, tugging it from its slot. Every once in a while, it’s not there, and I feel that nervous burn in the pit of

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my stomach. Did I lose my military ID? But after a few panicked seconds, I find it in the wrong slot or rattling around in the bottom of my purse with gum wrappers and stray coins. This time, my ID is just where it is supposed to be, and I slide it out between my thumb and forefinger in one fell swoop. As the blue Prius ahead of me stops at the guard station, I see him. Oh no ... not that guard, I mumble to myself with dread. Will he finally crack a smile? I have known many gate guards in my 21 years as a Navy spouse. Our family has lived on base for our last three tours of duty in Germany, Florida, and now Rhode Island. We also lived on base in California, but that

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. was during the 1990s when the gate guard, if there was one at all, would simply wave vehicles through, casually eyeballing for military decals on windshields.

Nowadays, in the post 9-11 era, military folks have “personal” relationships with their gate guards, who check our military ID cards multiple times each day. We begin to recognize the guards and their distinct personalities. There’s the chipper young military guards willing to exchange “thank-yous” and “have-a-nice-days” while fulfilling their duties. The Department of Defense police guards are a more eclectic mix. Some reflect local social mores – Southern hospitality, West Coast mellowness, Midwest sincerity, Northern reserve. In Florida, I enjoyed banter with guards who had slowcooked Southern drawls, and here in New England, I perk up when I see the one who chats with an amusing Nor’eastern accent, complete with dropped “r”s that turn up on the end of other random words. Of course, no matter which guard is at the gate, there is always that serious moment when they swipe my ID through their hand-held card reader, apparently revealing everything in my past, including that day I got grounded for digging worms

up in the neighbor’s back yard. No matter what I have done in my life, I always feel like I am in trouble. But what a relief it is when the guard looks up from his little machine of secrets, hands me my ID, and says with a smile, “Have a nice day, ma’am.” Whew! But some guards are different. After checking the Prius driver’s ID, the stoic guard orders him to proceed with a flick of his finger, as if jettisoning a bug from his shirtsleeve. I sheepishly approach the guardhouse, handing over my ID. Should I kill him with kindness? Drip with sarcasm? Or hit him head-on with, “Hey mister, this ain’t no Buckingham Palace – lighten up!” But as usual, I utter no words other than a weak “thank you” after being summarily dismissed. Driving away, I realize, as much as I would feel more comfortable if he would let his guard down and smile, he might be more comfortable keeping his guard up. And as long as the guards are keeping us safe, I guess I am comfortable with that.

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Robots from South Korea, U.S. win DARPA finals Entry from Pensacola places second in competition By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity


robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes in Pomona, Calif., June 6 in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Twenty-three humanrobot teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, finals competed for $3.5 million in prizes, working to get through eight tasks in an hour, under their own onboard power and with severely degraded communications between robot and operator. A dozen U.S. teams and 11 from Japan, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Hong Kong competed in the outdoor competition. DARPA launched the DRC in response to the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 and the need for help to save lives in the toxic environment there. Progress in robotics The DRC’s goal was to accelerate progress in robotics so robots more quickly can gain the dexterity and robustness they need to enter areas too dangerous for people and mitigate disaster impacts. Robot tasks were rele-

vant to disaster response – driving alone, walking through rubble, tripping circuit breakers, using a tool to cut a hole in a wall, turning valves and climbing stairs. Each team had two tries at the course with the best performance and times used as official scores. All three winners each had final scores of eight points, so they were arrayed from first to third place according to least time on the course. DARPA program manager and DRC organizer Gill Pratt congratulated the 23 participating teams and thanked them for helping open a new era of humanrobot partnerships. Loving robots The DRC was open to the public, and more than 10,000 people over two days watched from the Fairplex grandstand as each robot ran its course. The venue was formerly known as the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds.

A robot from the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), located in Pensacola, turns a valve as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) June 5 in Pomona, Calif. The DRC is a competition of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to natural and man-made disasters. Photo by John F. Williams

but he’s happy with the prize, which he said helps demonstrate Korea’s technological capabilities. Team IHMC Robotics Coming in second with a $1 million prize was Team IHMC Robotics of Pensacola – the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition – and its robot Running Man. Jerry Pratt leads a research group at IHMC that works to understand and model human gait and its applications in robotics, human assistive devices and man-machine interfaces. “Robots are really coming a long way,” Pratt said. “Are you going to see a lot more of them? It’s hard to say when you’ll really see humanoid robots in the world,” he added. “But I think this is the century of the humanoid robot. The real question is what decade? And the DRC will make that decade come maybe one decade sooner.” Team Tartan Rescue In third place was Team Tartan Rescue of Pittsburgh, winning $500,000. The robot was CHIMP, which stands for CMU highly intelligent mobile platform. Team members came from Carnegie Mellon University and the National Robotics Engineering Center. RoboSimian, a simian-inspired robot from the Jet Propulsion Labs, exits a vehicle during the Defense Advanced Tony Stentz, NREC diResearch Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) June 5 in Pomona, Calif. The DRC is a competi- rector, led Team Tartan tion of robot systems and software teams vying to develop robots capable of assisting humans in responding to nat- Rescue, and during the ural and man-made disasters. Photo by John F. Williams press conference called the “These robots are big and made of lots of metal, and you might assume people seeing them would be filled with fear and anxiety,” Pratt said during a press briefing at the end of day two. “But we heard groans of sympathy when those robots fell, and what did people do every time a robot scored a point? They cheered,” he added. Pratt said this could be one of the biggest lessons from DRC – “the potential for robots not only to perform technical tasks for us but to help connect people to one another.” South Korean winning team Team Kaist from Daejeon, South Korea, and its

robot DRC-Hubo took first place and the $2 million prize. Hubo comes from the words “humanoid robot.” Team Kaist is from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, which professor JunHo Oh of the Mechanical Engineering Department called “the MIT of Korea,” and he led Team Kaist to victory. In his remarks at the DARPA press conference, Oh noted that researchers from a university commercial spinoff called Rainbow Co., built the Hubo robot hardware. The professor said his team’s first-place prize doesn’t make DRC-Hubo the best robot in the world,

challenge “quite an experience.” That experience was best captured, he said, “with our run yesterday when we had trouble all through the course, all kinds of problems, things we never saw before.” While that was happening, Stentz said, the team operating the robot from another location kept their cool. Promise for the technology “They figured out what was wrong, they tapped their deep experience in practicing with the machine, they tapped the tools available at their fingertips, and they managed to get CHIMP through the entire course, doing all of the tasks in less than an hour,” he added. “That says a lot about the technology and it says a lot about the people,” Stentz said, “and I think it means that there’s great promise for this technology.” All the winners said they would put most of the prize money into robotics research and share a portion with their team members. After the day two competition, Arati Prabhakar, DARPA director, said this is the end of the three-yearlong DARPA Robotics Challenge, but “the beginning of a future in which robots can work alongside people to reduce the toll of disasters.”


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Pensacola training command frocks new senior chief petty officers Story, photos by Lt. Cmdr. Sven Sharp NATTC PAO


ix chief petty officers at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola were frocked to senior chief petty officer during a ceremony at the command June 3. The ceremony began with NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman reading the citation authorizing each chief to wear the rank and maintain the title of senior chief petty officer. As Sherman read the name of each chief selected for promotion, NATTC Commanding Officer Capt. Alan Dean presented the frocking letters. T h e n their family, friends, and shipmates applied the new rank devices. Dean concluded the event with some remarks, emphasizing the significance of the moment. “The Navy and those around you have confidence in you and have placed you in a position of

higher authority,” Dean said. “We make many memories in our Navy careers, but these are days ACCS Carl A. Proffen, ADCS Roy A. Long, AZCS Shawn D. Fleming, ASCS Daniel V. Rivera, AMCS William L. that stand out the most. Goldacker and ACCS Jacqueline M. Williams after being frocked to senior chief petty officer at Naval Air TechniYour hard work and dedi- cal Training Center (NATTC). cation have paid off.” One of the frocked ily and ensuring that my skills required to perform knowledge for senior airman apprentice trainNATTC instructors, professional life mirrored in the fleet as technicians petty officers, and spe- ing, maintenance, percialty schools offer spe- sonal financial ACCS Jacqueline my personal life. Through at the apprentice level. Advanced schools procific skills not particular to management and shipthe support of my family, Williams, reflected vide higher-level technical any one rating, such as board aircraft firefighting. friends, leaders and shipon her promotion NATTC also conducts and Navy career. mates, I am one step technical training for officloser to the goal set so “I was humcers in aviation fuels, carmany years ago.” bled when I rier air traffic control For more than 70 years, was noticenter operations, aircraft NATTC has been providfied that I launch and recovery ing training and increasing was seequipment, shipboard airreadiness within the Naval lected for senior chief craft fire fighting and amAviation Enterprise. petty officer,” Williams phibious air traffic control NATTC graduates apsaid. “From the beginning center operations. proximately 15,000 Navy, of my career, I set a goal For more information Marine and international to become a master chief about Naval Air Technical students annually. The petty officer, and knew Training Center, visit its majority of the student that it was a difficult jourweb site at https://www. body is comprised of enney as I had many trials netc. navy. mil/ centers/ listed personnel attending throughout my career. ACCS Jacqueline M. Williams is pinned by family memcnatt/ nattc/ Default.aspx. “A” schools, where they One of my biggest challenges was having a fam- gain the knowledge and bers at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC).



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NASWF commemorates the role of aviation, aviators in Battle of Midway By Jay Cope NASWF Public Affairs

The personal stories of veterans of the Battle of Midway took center stage at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) June 4 as the installation paused and took time to honor the sacrifice and courage that changed the course of a war and a nation 73 years ago. From the opening video to the commanding officer’s introductory remarks to the guest speaker’s vignettes the command’s Battle of Midway commemoration focused on individuals immersed in the conflict as opposed to grand strategies, flag officers, or ships of the line. The event was all the more meaningful because of that singular focus. More than 150 students, instructors, service members and civilians entered to hear the memories of six Battle of Midway survivors. The video showed pilots, enlisted ship crewmembers, and officers as they recalled friends lost, a beloved sinking ship and the relief of victory. “(USS Hammann, DD 412) carried something like 300 people on her. I think they saved about 70. We were on deck looking and they were calling for help and we couldn’t do a dang thing. That really got to me,” said CCS Andrew Mills about his time on USS Yorktown (CV 5) during the battle and the sinking of Hammann. Later, as the Yorktown was going down and the Sailors were evacuated onto other ships, Mills got one last view. “The captain called down and said ‘well, all Yorktown people come up to the deck and look at your ship for the last time.’ I stood at attention and cried because that was my home.” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau, lightened the mood a little when recounting how the installation’s first commanding officer, Capt. Sanford Meade, was also a Yorktown officer and a survivor of the battle. According to an article from the Traverse City Record-Eagle dated June 22, 1998, long after Meade retired he spoke about the famous conflict and the effort to locate the wreckage. “In the article, Capt. Mead mentioned as the combat information officer, he knew everything about the ship and the area it went down,” Bahlau stated. “Capt. Mead jokingly mentioned the research team would not have necessarily had to search across 30 square miles to find his former, sunken carrier: ‘If they had only asked me, I could have saved them a lot of money.’ ” Bahlau also mentioned how Meade, when the ship was sinking and the call to abandon ship came, calmly walked back to his stateroom and put on a new pair of $32 Oxford shoes. As per tradition, the shoes, worn one time, were then left on the ship. According to the article, they were the last thing he saw while sliding down a rope into the ocean. “I always thought it was a nice ship – it was home to me for two years,” he said in the interview. Mead commanded Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field (as it was known then) from December 1943 to April 1945. He passed away in 1999 at the age of 94.

National Naval Aviation Museum Historian Hill Goodspeed serves as the guest speaker for the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Battle of Midway commemoration June 4. Goodspeed highlighted several examples of individual heroism that helped turn the tide of the battle, and ultimately the war. Photo by Ens. Andrew Groh

Hill Goodspeed, the historian for the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola and keynote speaker for the event, recounted the stories of several different aviators and how naval aviation factored heavily in the battle’s outcome. Men such as 1st Lt. Daniel Iverson and his gunner Pfc. Wallace Reid who fought together in an SBD-2 Dauntless. Only half the dive bombers made it back to Midway Island, including theirs, but the aircraft sustained 219 bullet holes and never flew another combat mission. “In an engagement between aircraft carriers that never came within visual sight of each other, victory or defeat at Midway hinged on a collection of young men, naval aviators like those on the yearbook pages and their squadron commanders as well as enlisted Sailors flying as aircrewmen on carrier-based and land-based aircraft. For those of you in uniform here today, they are your forebears, and all around the Navy, whether on board ship or ashore, we as a service commemorate the devotion to duty and sacrifice they embodied,” Goodspeed emphasized. Goodspeed, a native of Pensacola, comes from a naval family. His grandfather trained at NAS Pensacola as a naval aviator during World War II. His father was a Vietnam War-era Marine officer, and a great uncle served as a PT boat skipper in the South Pacific during World War II. Goodspeed is the author or editor of five books and has contributed to two others, among his works the book “U.S. Naval Aviation,” which Proceedings named one of the notable naval books of 2001. He has also appeared frequently as an historical commentary on PBS, Discovery Channel and History Channel programs. His love of aviation and aviators was apparent throughout the speech and his choice of the young and mostly untested as examples mirrored his audience of largely student aviators who have yet to achieve their mark on history. Goodspeed recited the words of Pa-

cific Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz who stressed that the Navy would greet the Japanese with “the kind of reception they deserve, and we will do the best we can with what we have.” Goodspeed said that “What they had was a group of aviators and aircrewmen whose skill and courage would change the course of the war and of history.” The Battle of Midway was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between June 4-7, 1942, only six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy under admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo and Nobutake Kondo near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. In May 1942, Yamamoto sought to draw the U.S. Pacific Fleet into a battle where he could overwhelm and destroy it. To accomplish this he planned an invasion of Midway Island which would provide a base for attacking Hawaii. Using decrypted Japanese radio intercepts, Nimitz was able to counter this offensive. On June 4, 1942, U.S. aircraft flying from USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Hornet (CV 8), and Yorktown attacked and sunk four Japanese carriers, forcing Yamamoto to withdrawal, according to military history expert Kennedy Hickman’s article, “World War II: Battle of Midway –Turing point in the Pacific.” “Today, we live in a world where evil threatens the freedoms we enjoy, making it even more important to remember the heroism displayed 73 years ago, when the surviving veterans of the battle, those who lived and have passed, and the men, forever young, whose lives ended in the Pacific in June, 1942, changed the course of history,” Goodspeed said.

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Father/Daughter Dance to be June 19

The NASP First Class Petty Officer Association has scheduled a Father/Daughter Dance for 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, June 19, at Mustin Beach Club ballroom. Ticket are $15 for adults and $5 for children. You can pay at the door, however, it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance from department representatives. You can also contact LN1 Theresa Patterson ( at 452-4321 or MA1 Robert Donald (

Fishing on the Pier event canceled

The Naval Air Station Pensacola Recreation Committee’s Fishing on the Pier event, which was scheduled for June 19-20, has been canceled.

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.

New farmers market opening June 20

A grand opening celebration is planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, June 20, for the Perdido Farmers Market at Theo Baars Field, 13190 Gulf Beach Highway (behind Winn Dixie. The market will feature fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade goods, collectibles and local art. The market will be open every Saturday from March through October. For more information, contact Amanda Castillo or Kathleen Leidner at

School celebrating 50th anniversary

Escambia Christian School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner event tomorrow, June 20, at the school gymnasium. Doors open at 4 p.m. and a social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25. For more information and reservations, call 4172919 or e-mail escambiachristian

NEX schedules July 4 readiness event The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall has scheduled a “Gear Up for the 4th” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 26 at 5600 Highway 98 West. The event will feature storewide product demonstrations, energy efficiency organization, sun protection and grilling safety and a register-to-win opportunity. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 4588250.

NMCRS thrift store plans special sales The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) thrift shop aboard NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3736, will conduct a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23. In the event of rain, the sale will be from 9 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. June 25. Uniforms will not be included in the sale, however, there will be special markdowns on uniform sales to active-duty personnel from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13. The thrift shop is scheduled to be closed from June 29 through July 13. For more information, call 452-2300.

Classes scheduled for military spouses

Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27 and Aug. 29 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. The classes provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get to meet other spouses, participate in activities and learn about resources available. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at

NASP SAPR team recruiting VAs

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola’s SAPR Team. DoD requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). There are several steps to approval. Deadline for completing the process is July 24. Candidates must also complete the required 40-hour SAPR Initial VA class. The next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27-31 at the NETC HRO Building 680, Room 227.

For more information, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Lillie Johnson,, 452-5109, Anne Ballensinger,, 452-9017; the Civilian Victim Advocate Kristy Malone,, 452-5328; or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext, 0.

Suicide prevention workshop planned

A Suicide SafeTALK workshops will be presented from 8 a.m. to noon June 24 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to resources. The workshops are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees from NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. You must be able to participate in the entire workshop. For more information, the NASP Chaplains office at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail

Naval hospital can do school physicals

Several dates have been announced for the Naval Hospital Pensacola’s annual summer School/Sports Physical Rodeo. The first event it scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 27 at the Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates for the rodeo will be July 11, July 18 and July 25. Exams are available for children ages 4 and older and any school-aged child (including students new to the area). Seventh grade physicals are being offered along with other physicals as required. Participants need to bring completed paperwork to the appointment. Appointments are needed and can be made by calling Family Medicine at 5057120.

Personal Resiliency Retreat offered

A Personal Resiliency Retreat is being offered in Pensacola June 26-28 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The free retreat is designed to foster personal growth using proven resiliency skills. Active-duty and family members are eligible (including reservists in an active status). The retreat starts at 7 p.m. June 26 and ends around noon June 28 at Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport, 2187 Airport Blvd. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. To register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@



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‘Thanks, Dad.’ From U.S. Census Bureau

he idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm.


A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent. How many fathers? • 70.1 million. Estimated number of fathers across the nation in 2008, the most recent year for which data are available. • 24.7 million. Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2014. • 21 percent had three or more chil-

dren younger than 18 in the household (among married-couple families only). • 3 percent were living in someone else’s home with their families. • 1.9 million. Number of single fathers in 2014; 16 percent of single parents were men. • 9 percent had three or more children younger than 18 in the household. About 43.5 percent were divorced, 33.0 percent were never married, 18.8 percent were separated, and 4.7 percent were widowed. Thinking of you, Dad • 7,157. The number of men’s clothing stores around the country in 2013, a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. • 21,559. Number of sporting goods stores in 2013. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs.

• 971. The number of sports teams and clubs in 2013. These include professional or semiprofessional sports teams or clubs primarily engaged in participating in live sporting events that many dads either participate in or enjoy. • 38,900. The number of electronics stores in 2013 selling new consumertype electronic products, always great gifts for dads. Stay-at-home Dads • 211,000. Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2014. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wife works outside the home. These fathers cared for about 420,000 children. • 18 percent. In spring 2011, the

percentage of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother’s working hours. Child-support payments • $2 billion. Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2011; they were due $3.7 billion. Custodial mothers received $19.5 billion of the $31.7 billion in support that was due. • 41.4 percent. Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due in 2011, not statistically different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers, 43.6 percent. • 63.9 percent. Percentage of custodial fathers receiving noncash support, such as gifts or coverage of expenses, on behalf of their children. The corresponding proportion for mothers was 55.0 percent.

Father’s Day reflections “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” – Kent Nerburn “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”– Abraham Lincoln “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” – Anne Sexton “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” – John Wilmot “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert

YN1 James Chaney reads a message from his children on a banner during a previous Father’s Day celebration aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61). Photo by MC3 Billy Ho

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“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” – Mike Myers

Jokes & Groaners Joking with Dad ... Bug me: “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” asked the boy. “Let’s not talk about such things at the dinner table, son,” his father replied. After dinner the father inquired, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” The boy said,“Oh, nothing. There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.” Papa, bear: A couple bought their four-year-old son a stuffed bear in U.S. Marine Corps uniform to recall the man’s prior military service. When the boy seemed confused, his father brought out a picture of himself in full Marine dress. “See, Connor?” he explained, pointing to the photo and then to the bear. “That’s Daddy.” Connor’s eyes went from one to the other, and then he asked in a puzzled voice, “You used to be a bear?” Son: “For $20, I’ll be good.” Dad: “Oh, yeah? When I was your age, I was good for nothing.”




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NASP command’s Civilians of the Quarter announced From staff reports


ongratulations are in order for Joseph Hender-

son, NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), for his selection as Senior Civil-

ian of the Quarter (CoQ) and Joel Giles, NASP Security, for his selection as Junior CoQ for first quarter CY 2015. Henderson is primarily responsible for both the FFSC’s Personal Financial Management program and for the Command Financial Specialist program. According to his nomination, Henderson, a work and family life specialist, was nominated for a number of accomplishments at FFSC. • Provided budget counseling and education, including TSP information, to 188 clients. • Taught 15 classes with 385 in total attendance on financial management topics. • Instructed 232 individuals in introductory financial briefs and general information about FFSC. • Performed outreach services to more than 2,500 military personnel and their family members. • Personally assisted in the adjudication of more than 50

individual security clearances so members could continue to perform their jobs. • Arranged, coordinated, and was lead trainer for a 40-hour Command Financial Specialist class with 18 attendees. “He has diligently assisted Sailors with maintaining their readiness and retention,” the write up stated. “Security clearances have been saved, foreclosures were avoided, credit card and other debts have been reduced, and numerous budgets have been established. (Henderson’s) sincere concern for service members’ financial well-being was recognized when he received a ‘bravo zulu’ from CNIC’s Personal Financial Management Program Analyst for FFSC’s participation in this year’s Military Saves Campaign, which occurs annually during the month of February.”


It was noted that Henderson “provides highly effective programs that are current with today’s spending trends due to his exceptional level of accuracy and attention to detail. Efficient and solution-oriented, (Henderson) succeeds with very little supervisory direction. He assists service members with their personal finances by offering them specific solutions to their financial issues.” Junior CoQ Giles is assigned to the Operations Division (Patrol Section), (NASP) Security Department. He is responsible for patrolling all areas onboard NAS Pensacola, NTTC, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field, and other outlying areas under the cognizance of the commanding officer, NAS Pensacola. Giles acts as a first responder to all reported criminal matters, vehicle acci-

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dents, and is responsible for securing the crime scene, apprehending criminals, and interviewing suspects, victims, witnesses, and complaints, as may be appropriate. His experiences in law enforcement include certifications for a radar operator course and NCIS/FCIC. According to his nomination, Giles responded and worked and investigated numerous amounts of reports recently; of shoplifting, traffic accidents, and reports of stolen and/or damage to personal property. Giles is also a range safety officer, helping in semiannual qualifications of departmental and outside department personnel.

“Giles is not limited to his daily and primary duties at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He is very active in his community ... police officer Giles donates blood quarterly at the Blood Services of Northwest Florida. Giles is a volunteer and an annual charitable donator to Waterfront Rescue Mission of Pensacola.” “The Security Department, NAS Pensacola, the naval services, as well as the local community has and are greatly benefiting from the services of police officer Giles. His dedication and untiring efforts have placed him with the elite. It is truly a pleasure and honor to nominate Mr. Giles as Junior Civilian of the Quarter.”

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WSRE’s Thursday local lineup is all new through July Story, photo from WSRE

Thursday is the night to watch local TV shows on WSRE, and several new episodes of the PBS station’s original productions are premiering this summer. New editions of “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” and WSRE’s “StudioAmped” music series are scheduled to air. “In Your Own Backyard,” which has been off WSRE’s regular schedule for more than a year, will return with all new episodes throughout July. “Conversations” looks into the lives and accomplishments of noteworthy people. New episodes will premiere Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. featuring interviews with filmmaker Rory Kennedy, actor and writer Thom Gossom, marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey, editorial cartoonist Andy Marlette, West Point pro-

will broadcast the original music of regional bands as performed live from the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio stage. Featured artists in order of appearance will be The Rips, Lauren Kay, Noiseheads, Willie Sugarcapps, Continuum, Sway Jah Vu and Jeff Glickman & The Panhandle All Stars. “In Your Own Backyard,” hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks, spotlights unique events and attractions. The program’s “Blue Angels Air Shows” Marine artist Guy Harvey, center, is episode recently won the bronze Telly joined on a WSRE set by Kendall Faust, Award for excellence and creativity in Jennifer Hill and Jeff Weeks. Harvey’s in- TV production. New episodes, including “Undersea Northwest Florida,” “Air terview is scheduled to air July 2. Force Armament Museum,” “Penfessor Lt. Col. Daniel Gade and NBA sacon” and “Festivals,” will air on basketball player Reggie Evans. Thursdays in July at 7 p.m. Debuting its seventh season on The regular schedule will be preThursdays at 9 p.m., “StudioAmped” empted from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9 for

“Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation,” which airs at the start and end of each legislative session to address important issues with Northwest Florida lawmakers. Questions for legislators may be submitted in advance by e-mail to with name and city of residence. WSRE, a Public Broadcasting Service station, is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees. Since 1967, WSRE has served Northwest Florida and South Alabama with quality TV programs, educational media and community outreach reflecting the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of the coverage area. For more information or to check WSRE’s TV schedule, go to





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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

VIP ticketholders get to attend cast party Story, photos from Covenant Hospice

Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio owners Dawn Westberry and Victor Luna will present a star-studded evening of dance at the 7th annual “Life’s a Dance” benefiting Covenant Hospice at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The event will showcasing local celebrities and awardwinning professionals and cast members from ABC’s hit television series “Dancing with the Stars” including Tony Dovolani, Sharna Burgess, Tristian MacManus, Iveta Lukosiute, Mark Ballas and Willow Shields. Champion professional dancers Hayk Balasanyan, Emilia Poghosyan, Justin Guilmette and Kimalee Piedad will also be featured again this year. WEAR TV-3 news anchor Sue Straughn and Cat Country 98.7 radio personality Brent Lane will emcee the event. Performing a variety of dances from the tango to the two-step, Fred Astaire studio instructors will partner with local celebrities Anthony Pura from WEAR-TV3; Beej Davis, a local philanthropist who works with the USO; Brian Actaz, a sports writer at the Pensacola News Journal; Brooke Hicks, community integration specialist at Gulf Coast Health Care; Candy

Tony Dovolani from the ABC hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” is scheduled to be part of the “Life’s a Dance” production June 20 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre.

Ruddy, a radio personality at Cat Country 98.7; Dillon Cleckler, a mixed martial arts fighter; Dr. Jennifer Murray of The Eye Institute at Medical Center Clinic; Rachael Gillette, the director of professional development at the Studer Institute; and Dr. Randy Rigsby of Rigsby Orthodontics. Tickets are on sale in three price levels for $35, $50 and $75. A limited number of VIP seats will be sold for $150. Following the show, VIP ticket holders will be invited to an exclusive casting party that will take place in the Saenger’s mezzanine and ballroom to eat, drink and mingle with the stars. Tickets may be purchased at the Pensacola Saenger Box Office or online at Proceeds from the event support Covenant Hospice’s mission. Local celebrities will compete again this year in the

Known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” Willow Shields will join Mark Ballas for “Life’s a Dance.”

“People’s Choice Award” contest. The dancer who raises the most money will win that award. For more information, contact at 438-9714 or e-mail Visit the Life’s a Dance web site at for up-todate details.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Poltergeist 2015” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Mad Max: Fury Road” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.


“Hot Pursuit,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Poltergeist 2015” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Mad Max: Fury Road” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, noon, 3 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect 2,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Poltergeist 2015” (2D), PG-13, 8:30 p.m.


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (3D), PG-13, noon; “Pitch Perfect 2,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Poltergeist 2015” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Mad Max: Fury Road” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, 1 p.m., 4 p.m.; “Hot Pursuit,” PG-13, 7 p.m.


“Poltergeist 2015” (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Mad Max: Fury Road” (3D), R, 7:10 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Water Diviner,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Hot Pursuit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2D), R, 7:30 p.m.


“Muppets Most Wanted,” PG, noon; “The Book of Life,” PG, 3 p.m.; “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” R, 6 p.m.; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m., 4 p.m.; “Ex Machina,” R, 7 p.m. (admission is free for all movies every Wednesday)


“Hot Pursuit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Water Diviner,” R, 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

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 • Tour for the Troops concert: Darius Rucker with special guests Michael Ray and Jacob Davis July 4 on the lawn at NASP Portside. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and concert will start at 7 p.m. Fireworks will follow the concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets available to all authorized MWR patrons and guests – active duty and retired military, DoD employees and federal installation contract employees with valid ID. Pick up ticket at MWR administration office, NASP Liberty Center, ITT NASP Corry Station, Corry Bowling Center, ITT NAS Whiting and Pen Air (NASP, Corry and Whiting locations only). There will be a limit of 12 tickets per ID card. • Movies on the Lawn: The summer series will be presented through August at dusk on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. “Cinderella” is scheduled for June 27. Free popcorn. Bring coolers, snacks, chairs and blankets. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Summer Reading Program: “Read to the Rhythm,” started June 16 and continues through Aug. 6, at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. Reading, singing, dancing and crafts. Sessions are 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for ages 3 to 6 and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 and older. For more information, or to register, call 452-4362. • Summer aquatics: Mustin Beach Pool, Corry Station Pool and Barrancas Beach are open with lifeguards on duty. Free Aqua Zumba classes and other activities are available. For details, call 452-9429. • Radfordʼs Mind and Body Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon June 27 at Radford Fitness Center. Focus on your mind and body during a morning of rejuvenation with the Gulf Coast’s best mind and body experts in tai chi, Pilates, foam rolling and yoga. For more information, call 452-9845. • Audition notice: The NASP Child and Youth Program has announced upcoming auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Rapunzel.” Auditions are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. July 6 at the NASC auditorium. Rehearsals will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily until the performance, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 15. For more information, call 452-2417. • Danger Zone Paintball: Play paintball at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. Cost is $20 for active-duty and $30 for civilians and includes full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489. • Boat rentals: Sherman Cove Marina, NASP. Pontoon boats hold 10-12 people and can be reserved up to 30 days in advance for half or full days. Cape Horn and Whaler Skiff also available. Marina also offers bait, fuel, ice, snacks, two launch ramps and a wash bay. For more information, call 452-2212.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to

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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:; 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.

Worship schedule 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.



Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 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 • Bʼnai 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 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: • Couponing 102: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 24. Clip a little, save a lot. Learn how coupons can save you money. Find out where to get coupons and how to use them. Reservations required. No child care available. For more information or to sign up, call 452-5609. • TRICARE Choices Prime or Standard: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. June 24. For active duty families. TRICARE is the Department of Defense’s health care program

available to elegible beneficiaries in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Learn more about your TRICARE, dental and pharmancy benefits. For more information or to make reservations, call 4525609. • Anger Management Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 11 and July 22 ( you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Join us if you want to control your anger before it controls you. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo: June 25-28 at FloraBama Marina on Perdido Key Drive. Operation Reconnect needs 20 volunteers to help with the event. First group needs to arrive at 9:45 a.m. and will be needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Second group must arrive by 1:45 p.m. and will be needed from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the event, go to w w w. f l o r a b a m a f i s h i n g • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are nu-

merous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. • USDA Food Giveaway: 4:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 4 p.m. on select Wednesdays at Anew Warrington Church of God In Christ 1100 Hawthorne Drive. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail SH2 Patricia Cooper at

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