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Vol. 76, No. 25

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June 22, 2012

NAS Pensacola says farewell to the HLT Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

The Navy’s “smallest training aircraft carrier,” NAS Pensacola’s Helicopter Landing Trainer (HLT) IX 514, was taken out of port under tow June 18 en route to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Well-known, well-liked and well-used for its purpose of training helicopter aviators in shipboard landing, the HLT was a familiar sight on Pensacola Bay. Sometimes called the “Baylander,” the HLT conducted its final landing operations Sept. 27, 2011, logging 123,830 landings since it began its training mission in Pensacola more than 25 years ago. U.S. Army tugboat Major General (MG) Winfield Scott (LT 805) was commissioned for the tow job, which was expected to take about five days, accord-

NAS Pensacola’s Helicopter Landing Trainer (HLT) IX 514 moves out under tow from U.S. Army tug MG Winfield Scott June 18. The HLT is being taken to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., where a determination will be made concerning its disposition. The ship was wellknown to base personnel and mariners in the area for its thousands of helicopter landing training missions.

ing to vessel master CW4 Joseph Helmsderfer. Once it arrives in Kings Bay, the ship’s ultimate fate isn’t yet decided, said Paul Schaefer, NASP dockmaster. “It’s going there for storage or standby,” he said. “It’s still a Navy ship. It’ll

be up to the higher-ups when it gets over there.” Helmsderfer anticipated no problems with the job, since the Winfield Scott’s tow capacity “can pull a battleship.” Moderate seas were expected but the active-duty Army crew’s

plan was to hug the coast for the most part. The LST was ready for the trip and looked good, he noted. “The Navy and the Navy’s contractors have been great on assisting and preparing the tow,” he said. “Our last couple mis-

sions have been strictly for the Navy, towing barges and fuel barges, but we tow for any Department of Defense (job). As far as the cost estimate … we are saving everybody money,”

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‘Ride for Heroes’ stops at NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A group of cyclists made some new friends on a visit to NAS Pensacola earlier this week. About 180 Marines lined up along Murray Road and Radford Boulevard to cheer for four recumbent trike riders, including a combat-wounded Marine and two Marine veterans, as they rode by June 19 after an overnight stay on the base. Members of the “Ride for Heroes” team also met with NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso and caught a glimpse of a Blue Angels practice flight. The NASP stop was part a coast-to-coast trek to support and provide visibility for all of America’s veterans, according to one of the riders, Dennis McLaughlin of Friendswood, Texas. He said the team is riding for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and spreading the message of the organization’s work. The trip, which began June 10 in St. Augustine, is scheduled to take 62 days. The cyclists plan to travel about 45 miles a day and wind up Aug. 10 at the Marine Corps community celebration at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. At night, they rest in

VA editorial: Standing strong on mental health for vets NAS Pensacola Marines show solidarity as members of Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund “Ride for Heroes” cycling team pass through NASP June 19. Cyclist in foreground right is medically retired Lance Cpl. Ben Maenza. Photo by LS1(EXW) Heidi Wesenberg

a 37-foot RV support vehicle. Ben Maenza, a 23-year-old double amputee from Tennessee, has a special reason for signing up for the trip. A medically retired lance corporal combat engineer who served in Afghanistan, Maenza was injured Oct. 21, 2010. He is a direct beneficiary of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. He hopes he can inspire people across the country with his effort. “My goal is to motivate people and let

them know that, even when they’re faced with tragedies in their lives, determination and a positive attitude can overcome any obstacle,” he said. After the trip, he plans to continue his education at Lipscomb University in Nashville this fall. Other members of the team are John Gerlaugh of Manassas, Va., and Troy

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Olympian flies with the Angels From Blue Angels PAO

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines took a back seat ride in the Blue Angels No. 7 jet June 12.

Olympic gold medalist and commentator Rowdy Gaines flew with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, June 12. Gaines, an Olympic gold medalist and this year’s Olympic swimming commentator for the London 2012

Summer Olympics, was chosen as part of the Blue Angels Key Influencer program to fly in a F/A-18 Hornet for a familiarization flight. “It was the most incredible experience of my life,” Gaines said with an ear-to-ear smile after the flight. “I can’t wait to talk about it during the Olympics.”

In today’s all-volunteer force, the Blue Angels are an integral part of Navy and Marine Corps recruiting and retention programs. Key Influencer flights in the two-seat No. 7 jet are intended to generate national media coverage to heighten public awareness in direct support of Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts.

From Jerron K. Barnett VA Gulf Coast PAO

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning veterans. As these newest veterans return home, we must ensure that they have access to quality mental health care in order to successfully make this transition to civilian life. Last year, VA provided specialty mental health services to more than 1.3 million veterans – a 35 percent increase since 2007 in the number of Veterans who received mental health services at VA. That’s why we recently announced that VA will add an additional 1,600 mental health staff

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June 22, 2012

September 2012 (cycle 216) enlisted advancement exams set for PO1/PO2/PO3 From Charles H. Ware Educational Service Officer NASP PSD

The Education Services Office of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide Enlisted Advancement Examinations (NWE) at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) Sept. 6, for advancement to PO1; Sept. 13, for advancement to PO2; and Sept. 20, for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. the day of the exam. Commands are requested to provide time in rate (TIR) eligibility / TIR waivers/advancement recommendation letters to ESO PSD no later than July 16 for E6, July 26 for E5 and Aug. 2 for E4 candidates. Participants are encouraged to report at 6 a.m. to begin preparations for exam administration. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day of their respective command and have their military ID card to participate. Remember, no cellphones, watches, food or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Local area commands will be requested to provide proctors based on number of candidates from their commands by separate message. Additionally, beginning with the NWE this September 2012 (cycle 216) there is a change to the advancement exam structure. The primary intent of this change is to increase exam validity by giving greater focus to technical rating knowledge. New exam structure will increase the emphasis on rating-specific technical questions. Commencing with the September 2012 NWE, the overall number of exam questions will decrease from 200 to 175. Additionally, exam structure for all pay grades will consist of 25 professional military knowledge (PMK) questions and 150 rating technical questions. This new exam structure will improve the opportunity to demonstrate greater rating knowledge in comparison to a Sailor’s peers. The requirement for signing the worksheet is set forth in BuPersInst 1430.16F dated Nov. 2, 2007, which states candidates must verify and sign the worksheet prior to the September 2012 Cycle 216. The Education Service Office at PSD Bldg. 680 will begin verification/signing of the worksheet on Aug. 6 through close of business on Aug. 17. Worksheet signing will be between the hours 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Special arrangements have been made for some of our larger commands here in Pensacola. Remote commands are required to post their own times and locations. Personnel in temporary additional duty (TAD) leave or medical status should contact PSD ESO to make arrangements. For additional information, contact PSD Education Service Office (ESO) at 452-3617.

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NASP command picnic ... About 300 people turned out to enjoy an afternoon of food and fun at the June 15 NASP Command Picnic at the Lighthouse Point Restaurant. (Left) Shakir Campbell, 13, and Carmelo Campbell, 6, take a ride on a gyroscope. (Right) NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso is a sitting duck as his son, Charlie Jasso, throws a ball in an attempt to drop him into the dunk tank. Photos by Janet Thomas

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Helmsderfer said. The decision to use an Army tug was straightforward; “We’re the only ones in service that are still in the tug business,” Helmsderfer said. “This is a fully ocean-going tug, that is its primary mission. The Navy isn’t in the tug business anymore; the Coast Guard isn’t – we’re the only ones left. We were the first ones and we’re once again the last ones to do it.” The HLT’s departure was bittersweet for those who have served aboard and worked with it during the ship’s tenure at NASP. Heroes from page 1

McLehaney of League City, Texas. Steve Mann of Ballena, Costa Rica, is the support driver. The team has faced some challenges, including a flat tire on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, said Barb Christie,

“I’ve seen a lot of good things this boat has done,” dockmaster Schaefer said. “It’s been here for so many years and done so much for every branch of the military – FBI, DEA, (U.S.) Customs – every branch – I think it’s a loss for everybody. But more modern times come and (eventually) everything gets outdated.” Tim Field, an employee of Metson Marine Services Inc., the HLT’s former operator, looked back on time spent onboard the ship. “I was stationed on it since August of 2005,” he said. “I worked onboard as an LSE, a landing signal enlisted, charged with landing the helicopters on the vessel. We were

who is handling publicity for the team. But the response has been positive, said Christie of Charlotte, N.C., who is a retired Air Force officer and a Marine Corps widow. “We have gotten phenomenal support from citizens,” she said.

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professionals and an additional 300 support staff members nationwide, including 33 here in the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. These efforts to hire more mental health professionals build on our record of service to veterans. President Obama, Secretary Shinseki and the leaders of VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System have devoted more people, programs and resources to veteran mental health services. VA has increased the mental health care budget by 39 percent since 2009. What’s more, we’ve increased the number of mental health staff members by 41 percent since 2007. That means today, we have a team of professionals that’s 20,590 strong – all dedicated to providing much-needed direct mental health treatment to veterans. While we have made great strides to expand mental health care access, we have much more work to do. The men and women who have had multiple deployments over a decade of combat have carried a tremendous burden for our country. That’s why Secretary Shinseki has challenged the department to improve upon our progress and identify barriers that prevent veterans from receiving timely treatment. As we meet with veterans here at VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System we learn firsthand what we need to do to improve access to care. Secretary Shinseki has sought out the hardest-to-reach, most under-

June 22, 2012

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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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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,

the ‘yellow shirts’ on deck.” Field recalled being present at the ship’s history-making 100,000th accident-free landing Aug. 25, 2006. Field is sad to see the HLT go, but remains optimistic. “This is the end of an era, but with the closing of one door, other doors open up. What does the future hold? Anything’s possible. They could bring another HLT or landing craft down here. You never know. Something bigger or better could be on the training horizon.” Since the cessation of operations last September, Metson’s HLT crew have been reassigned to other NASP port operations.

Since its inception in 2004, the nonprofit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund has made more than $62 million in grants to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. The group provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization

served places – from the remote areas of Alaska to inner city Philadelphia – to hear directly from veterans and employees. And we’re taking action to reach out to those who need mental health care instead of waiting for them to come to us. Our mission is to increase access to our care and services. We’ve greatly increased the number of Veterans Readjustment Counseling Centers (Vet Centers) throughout the country. We’ve also developed an extensive suicide prevention program that saves lives every day. For example, our team at the Veteran Crisis Line has fielded more than 600,000 calls from veterans in need and helped rescue more than

and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. For details about the group’s trip, go to www.rideforheroes.stayclassy.org. You can also find information on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/Semper Fi.RideForHeroes.

21,000 veterans who were in immediate crisis. That’s 21,000 veterans who have been saved. The mental health of America’s veterans not only touches those of us at VA and the Department of Defense, but also families, friends, co-workers, and people in our communities. We ask that you urge veterans in your communities to reach out and connect with VA services. To locate the nearest VA facility or Vet Center for enrollment and to get scheduled for care, Veterans can visit VA’s website at www.va.gov. Immediate help is available at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, by calling the Crisis Line at 1 (800) 273-8255 (push 1) or by texting 838255.

NHP: Now enrolling for Medical Home Port From Rod Duren NHP PAO

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) five “Medical Home Port” teams in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine are now open for enrollment for eligible TRICARE Prime military retirees and their family members. Medical Home Port emphasizes team-based, comprehensive care designed to fully meet the complete primary care health and wellness needs of patients. Patients are assigned a team of health care professionals who support a comprehensive health care plan for the patient. NHP is revolutionizing Medical Home Port within Navy medicine. Eligible members may enroll in a Medical Home Port team by reporting to the hospital’s TRICARE Service Center (TSC) weekdays between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The TSC is located on the first floor of the main hospital building in Room D-1051, only steps from the entrance to the Internal Medicine Clinic. For health benefit information, call the Health Benefits Office at 505-6709. Additional information is available on NHP’s website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/pcola or via NHP’s Facebook site.

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Social media connections require security precautions Anna Marie General Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Contributing Writer Lee Mun Wah (above) will be guest trainer. The Okinawa Culture Club dance team (left) performs at last year’s festival. Photo by Ed Barker

Diversity Festival offers training along with entertainment June 28 By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) area commands are invited to attend a Diversity Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Aviation Support Equipment Hangar, Bldg. 3460. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and Pensacola-area commands, the Diversity Festival will include cultural booths, a fashion show, ethnic food samples and live entertainment throughout the day. The diversity trainer for the event will be Lee Mun Wah, founder of StirFry Seminars & Consulting. Wah is a master diversity trainer as well as an internationally known ChineseAmerican documentary filmmaker, author and poet. “This year’s diversity festival offers an authorized training day for many Pensacola-area commands and participation will provide an alternate option

for the annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and supervisory EEO training requirements,” said Janice Travis, director of NETC civilian personnel programs. “It’s not only a great alternative to computer-based EEO training, but the wide-range of programs and activities offer something of interest for everyone in our diversified workforce.” Booths and displays at the event will include Women’s History/Women’s Equality, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic Heritage, Black History, Disability Awareness, Native American, German Heritages and others. EEO training segments will be offered at various times throughout the day. For more information on the festival, see your command diversity representative or call Vicki Golightly at 452-4871. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found by visiting the NETC website: https://www.netc. navy.mil.

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) – Sailors and Marines deployed around the world, and their families at home don’t go a day without a reminder of the benefits and risks of the communication environment of today. The digital revolution has changed the way servicemembers and their families communicate. “You can protect yourself by disabling functions on social media, such as geotagging, which pinpoints your location,” said Lt. Theresa Donnelly, director for public affairs social media at U.S. Pacific Command. “Should you be in a classified location, for the safety of your command, this information must be protected.” Social media sites began with sharing posts about your life mainly to connect with family and friends. Today, with the rapid growth of social networking, more and more people realize the benefits and simplicity of communicating through social media, thus, expanding to the workplace. While social networking can be useful and fun, service members and their families should consider the risks and vulnerabili-

Online resources Here are some online links where you can get more information about social media polices and OPSEC. • Navy PA resources, https://www.chinfo.navy. mil/chinfo/SocialMedia.aspx. • National OPSEC program, https://www.iad. gov/ioss/index.cfm. • Department of Defense social media hub, http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia. • U.S. Navy social media presentations channel, http://www.slideshare.net/USNavy SocialMedia.

ties in both personal and command activities by practicing operation security (OpSec). Observing OpSec rules keeps potential adversaries from discovering critical information on social media sites. Using common sense and limiting detailed information that you share will help to protect yourself, service members, families and the command’s mission. According to CHINFO’s Navy Ombudsman Social Media Handbook, a few tips to be aware of are to: • Protect your families by limiting, to the extent practical, detailed information about them (such as addresses, towns or schools). • Understand profile security settings so you can make informed choices about who sees what on your profile. • Keep sensitive infor-

mation safe. Do not discuss sensitive information such as ship/unit movements in advance, personnel rosters, training or deployment schedules, or anything else that may compromise the personal privacy of the crew and their families and the command’s mission. • Educate families about online OpSec (http://www.facebook. com/NavalOpSec). Social media allows deployed members to stay in touch with loved ones at home, reconnects long lost friends and also makes it possible to stay connected through electronic devices around the clock. With the convenience of instant communication, service members and their families are encouraged to appreciate this opportunity while practicing operation security and to be mindful of what information they share on the Internet.


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June 22, 2012

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NSWC PCD, USMC partner to understand effects of motion on Marine performance By Jacqui L. Barker NSWC PCD PAO

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Human Systems Integration Team is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps in better understanding the effects of amphibious vehicle motion on human performance by conducting a 13week-long Habitability Simulation Test (HST). Presently, the test is in week nine, and is scheduled to conclude in July 2012. NSWC PCD is conducting the HST for Program Manager-Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM-AAA) using 156 active-duty U.S. Marines as test participants. The test is designed to evaluate three combat relevant functions potentially affected by exposure to craft motion. These functions are cognitive performance (the ability to assess the situation and communicate effectively), physical coordination (the ability to maneuver to an objective), and sensory perception (marksmanship). The HST exposes participants to simulated Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) or Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) motion over a range of sea states and durations. The resulting human performance is measured using a battery of tests including running, throwing grenades and shooting a demilitarized M4 rifle modified to use a laser and compressed air. “Combat effectiveness is defined by

functions affecting the ability of personnel to conduct combat operations during an amphibious assault,” said program manager, PM-AAA Col. Keith Moore, USMC. “We seek to understand and ultimately identify preventative measures that will allow our Marines to maintain expeditionary and amphibious warfare combat effectiveness.” The HST is a follow-on test to the Habitability Assessment Test (HAT) conducted at Camp Pendleton, Calif., by PM AAA in August 2011. The HAT, which was also supported by members of the team at NSWC PCD, was the initial assessment of the effects of amphibious vehicle motion on U.S. Marine performance. “The HAT was conducted to determine how far off shore U.S. Marines can deploy from amphibious ships aboard the amphibious tractors and still be effective when the objective is reached,” explained Eric Pierce, project engineer, NSWC PCD (Code E41). “The overall objective of the HST is to build on lessons learned from the HAT and determine the degradation effects in the warfighter’s combat effectiveness after transiting in an amphibious vehicle over land and various sea states for various time durations.” A motion simulator platform located at NSWC PCD’s Biodynamics Lab is being used to simulate AAV and EFV transits. Understanding the limitations of Marines during amphibious assault mis-

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Human Factors engineers and scientists monitor U.S. Marines, including Program Manager-Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM-AAA) Col. Keith Moore, USMC, during motion simulation testing in NSWC PCD’s Biodynamics Laboratory.

sions is important to maximizing operational utility on the battlefield. “We believe that performance will degrade with exposure to increasing severity of motion sickness. Specifically, Sopite syndrome, which is a physical ailment that includes tiredness and mood swings, and can lead to a lack of initiative,” said Amanda Bandstra, principal investigator, NSWC PCD (Code E41). “I’ve been impressed with this team and their technical abilities,” said Moore. “We came to NSWC PCD because of the past proven performance of this team on the earlier HAT testing.” The Naval Sea Systems Command (NavSea) Technical Warrant Holder (TWH) for Displays and Human Factors

Engineering (Surface Ship Warfare Systems) recognizes NSWC PCD as the leading expert on the effects of motion on human performance and injury. As such, the TWH recently tasked NSWC PCD to revise the shock and vibration section of MIL-STD-1472G, the primary human factors reference for all of DoD. “We also have membership as U.S. delegates on the international ISO committee, where our research is being used to revise ISO 2631 PT5,” said Pierce. Moore, who visited NSWC PCD June 6-7, said after the HST concludes, future research may evaluate environmental conditions such as air temperature and quality, as well as lighting in troop compartments.

International students experience cultural immersion at NavScolEOD By Ens. Elizabeth Allen Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving PAO

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE – International students attending the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal School (NavScolEOD) on board Eglin Air Force Base in nearby Niceville, spent the weekend of May 25-27 touring the Gulf Coast as part of a cultural immersion experience. Eighteen students from Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Botswana visited coastal locations between Niceville and New Orleans as part of a field trip that is scheduled when international students reach the Air Ordnance Division course of instruction at NavScolEOD. The trip is included in the curriculum by the International

Field Studies Program to help immerse foreign students into the local culture and environment, expose them to the diverse population in American society and enhance their understanding of the American way of life before they return to their home countries. “The trip teaches international students a little about the United States,” said Jack Jewell, a civilian employee in the Learning Management Division at NavScolEOD who participated in the trip. “The time spent on the Gulf Coast is designed to introduce them to a small portion of American culture.” The weekend began with a stop at the USS Alabama (BB60), a World War II battleship

located along Interstate 10. The students toured the ship and learned about the historic battleship, decommissioned in 1947 and docked as a museum in Mobile, Ala. “The tour of the USS Alabama was interesting and useful,” said Maj. Ndinaye Jaba, a student at NavScolEOD from Gaborone, Botswana. Students spent time at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, where they watched the IMAX movie, “Hurricane on the Bayou,” and learned about the effects of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the area in recent years. They also learned of the impact the hurricane had on the animal inhabitants of the Gulf

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of Mexico through displays and animal enclosures. “The students learned firsthand about the history of New Orleans and of the South,” said Billy Martin, international military student officer at NavScolEOD. “By attending the (New Orleans) School of Cooking and visiting the aquarium, they really got a sense of this diverse population of Americans who call ‘The Big Easy’ home by immersing themselves in the culture for the weekend.” Part of the education students receive while on the trip reflected the city’s diverse population, unique character, and how the city of New Orleans represents the South, yet is unlike any other city in America. “There is nothing like New Orleans where I come from,” added Jaba. “It’s nice to go out at night and find the city still

awake.” Before heading back to Eglin, students spent time at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, where they learned about America’s participation in the war, as well as their own countries’ contributions and involvement. NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EoD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. For more information on the on the Field Studies Program visit: http:// www.navsoc. socom.mil/ NAVSCIATTS/FSP. htm. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at: https://www. netc.navy.mil.


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Sailors discover that there is life after ERB By Patrick Foughty Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – When ADC(SW/AW) Anthony Hughes received news in November 2011, that he was on the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) list he felt like his life was over. “I remember my CO (commanding officer) sitting me down and saying, ‘Chief, I’ve got some bad news,’ and I immediately knew what was coming,” Hughes said. His commanding officer informed him of his selection for ERB, which angered him. “I felt like I had honored my part of the bargain, and the Navy had just backed out on the deal,” Hughes said. Instead of giving up or feeling sorry for himself, Hughes said he quickly accepted the news. “I literally knew exactly what I had to do at that very moment; from that day on my only mission was to get my family back home, so I could get a new job ASAP,” Hughes said. Hughes is one of 2,946 Sailors chosen for separation by the ERB in late 2011, all of whom were from a list of approximately 16,000 records the board reviewed to help reduce manning and meet quotas in various rates across the fleet. With record high retention and low attrition among active-duty Sailors, the Navy became overmanned by greater than 103 percent in 31 of 84 ratings, resulting in increased competition and reduced advancement opportunities for strong-performing Sailors to reenlist. The ERB was introduced to allow the Navy to achieve stability and fit across the force while retaining balance based on seniority, skills and experience. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert explained in his official blog that, “ERB reduces overall manpower by reducing the number of Sailors in

Sailors “man-the-rails” as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) enters Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Navy has introduced the Enlisted Retention Board to help reduce manning and meet quotas in various rates across the fleet. Photo by MC3 Kyle Carlstrom

overmanned ratings through conversions and separations.” Navy leadership realized, however, that while the ERB was fair and necessary for the needs of the Navy, it also left Sailors with questions and concerns for their future. “The ERB and follow-on transition process have my full attention,” wrote Greenert. “We are putting great efforts to ensure the ERB process is being conducted professionally and fairly. More importantly, we look to ensure that the means for transition is clear, broadly applied, open and readily available.” For Hughes, that message couldn’t have been clearer. “I knew I couldn’t mess around,” he said. “With a wife and two small kids, I have mouths to feed and bills to pay. There was no way I was going to let this situation mess up my family and our way of life, and as it turned out, neither was the Navy.” Soon after Hughes received the news, a

representative from Challenger, Gray and Christmas (CGC), a firm contracted by the Navy to provide extensive transition services for ERB Sailors, began working with him on his life after active duty. “One thing that I really needed to work on was my resume,” Hughes said. “I was taking action on all other areas of my life, from my move to my out processing, but my resume needed work, and the folks at CGC really helped with it.” Hughes said he was very impressed with the comprehensive resume services offered by CGC. “In the end my future employer told me my resume was excellent, and a key reason I got the job,” he said. CGC is an employment placement firm contracted to “continue to build on-thejob skills, success and training acquired during Sailors’ careers and succeed in the civilian job market,” said Rick Trimmer, a contract manager for Commander, Navy Installations Command, who manages CGC’s contract.

Hughes explained that CGC worked in a partnership with other firms and assigned him a personal coach to help with his transition. Hughes reiterated that while CGC was a great help, they couldn’t do all the work. “A lot of this is self motivation,” he said. “Sure, they’ll help you, but you need to take initiative and work with them too. For instance they could only give me a draft for the resume; I had to fill out my information before their editors could make it presentable.” CGC is also contracted to assist with actual job search help by providing employment resources to Sailors and even practice interviews and salary negotiation techniques. “I was overwhelmed with all they were offering,” Hughes explained. In the end, Hughes’ setback turned out to be a road to a new a bright future, noted his wife, Nikki Hughes. Hughes has a job offer with a local contracting company in his hometown of Crane, Ind., where he plans to settle his family after he leaves active duty in September 2012. “I’ll tell you this, no one is going to hand you a job, but with a little help from the Navy and CGC, plus my willingness to lean forward and make a plan, I was able to ensure a future and a life after my 14-year-plus career in the Navy.” The Navy’s contract with CGC is extensive and tasks them to reach out to all ERB Sailors. Sailors are encouraged to contact CGC by calling 1 (800) 971-4288 or by e-mail at cgcusnavy@challenger gray.com if they desire services and have not heard from CGC. Sailors can also contact the Help Center at Commander, Navy Personnel Command by calling 1 (866) 827-5672 for more information. They also can visit the NPC ERB webpage at www.npc.navy.mil/boards /ERB/ or e-mail cscmailbox@navy.mil.

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Whiting Field welcomes new command team ombudsman From NASWF PAO

Naval Air Station Whiting Field welcomed a new ombudsman to the command team recently to help maintain the lines of communication between the command staff and the families. It is an important job that has been part of the Navy community for more than 40 years. Daisy Johnson, the spouse of AB2 Shawn Johnson, replaces Rebecca Rowe in the highly responsible job. It is a demanding post that requires representing the families to the base chain of command and relating information from the commanding officer to the families. Johnson expects the job to be difficult, but knows she is in an hospitable environment. “I don’t know what the (position) will bring, but I am very curious and excited to see what it holds,” she said. “But everyone is friendly and has welcomed me with open arms.” The ombudsman post opened when Rowe resigned after two and a half years in the job. She served as the family representative for three separate commanding officers, but decided she needed to spend more time with her family. After working closely with other ombudsmen from the training wing and squadrons on projects like the Ombudsmen Assembly monthly meetings and the Family Information Nights, she expects to miss the interacting with the families, the other ombudsmen and the base personnel. “We had a strong assembly and everyone contributed to the success,” she said. “I got to know a lot of people on a per-

sonal level and will miss talking with them and working with them on a regular basis … I learned a lot and it was a great experience.” Rowe also stated that it just “seemed like the right time” to end her volunteer efforts with the command. NAS Whiting Field then had to canvass the families to seek a new volunteer for the job. When the e-mail went out seeking volunteers to become the new command ombudsman, Johnson decided it was time to get involved and help Sailor’s families like she had been helped early on in her Navy experience. “I want to help people coming to a new duty station who have questions like I did. The ombudsman and the Fleet Readiness Group helped me get through three deployments. After that experience, I understand better how to help others and want to ensure families feel welcomed instead of isolated,” Johnson stated. She emphasized that the Navy is part of her life too after being married to Shawn for seven years, and that becoming the ombudsman is her way of staying involved in that part of their lives. Johnson is a California native who earned her bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and English in Missouri, so she traveled even before she met her husband. But it isn’t her experiences before and during their Navy career that she looks at as her best asset in helping families, it is her attitude. “I think I am very approachable and friendly,” she said. “I have done PCS moves and deployments, and hopefully that will help me connect with other peo-

Capt. Matthew Coughlin, commanding officer, Naval Air Station Whiting Field, congratulates Daisy Johnson on her completion of the ombudsman course and her acceptance of the role of NAS Whiting Field ombudsman. She replaces Rebecca Rowe, who had performed the duties of the job for 31 months. Photo by Jay Cope.

ple who haven’t been through that yet.” Helping Sailors and their families negotiate the issues surrounding separations due to deployments and the frequent moves are certainly issues ombudsmen have been dealing with throughout their existence. The volunteer ombudsman position was initiated in 1970 by Adm. E.R. Zumwalt Jr., the Chief of Naval Operations at the time. The post was designed to serve as an information link between the families of the Sailors at a given command, and the commanding officer. However, the

ombudsman also is an information resource to help direct family members to needed Navy or community resources. The commanding officer sets the priorities for the ombudsman based on the needs of the command. As such, Capt. Matthew Coughlin, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, is happy to have Johnson on board. “It’s an important job and Daisy brings great enthusiasm to the team,” he said. “I am really looking forward to working with her to help our Sailors’ families.”

NAS Whiting Field Drug Education for Youth upcoming camps, graduation From NASWF PAO

The Drug Education for Youth Program (DEFY) is looking for children ages 8-13, for a five-day free leadership camp that focuses on drug resistance and everything else that comes with typical summer camps, including: swimming, kayaking, archery, team building and more. Any child whose parent or guardian has a CAC or military ID card is eligible for this program. The season will be ramping up soon and the drive for it is already under way. Camp dates are scheduled for July 23-27 at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville (fiveday overnight camp).

If you are interested in having your child(ren) in DEFY for the upcoming year and they meet the age requirements, e-mail a request for application to trevor.rowe@navy.mil or nina.buruca@navy.mil. The greatest part is that DEFY doesn’t end after camp. Monthly activities throughout the school year and field trips continue the fun and mentoring to grow drugfree citizens. There are 35 spots available for the camps. Don’t wait until the last minute as applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and the drive ends June 30. If you have questions, call (850) 665-6151.

The program staff and 23-student class of NAS Whiting Field DEFY joined base Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin for a graduation party aboard the air station recently. Photo courtesy of DEFY


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City presenting movies in the park

Join the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department for movies at the Maritime, a series of free outdoor family-friendly movies being presented at the new amphitheater at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park. Newly released movies rated G to PG-13 will be shown. The event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Food and beverage vendors will have items for sale. Showtime begins at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). This event is sponsored by Families First Network of Lakeview Adoptions and Foster Care and Ballinger Publishing. The first movie will be presented today, June 22. Other movie nights are scheduled for July 20 and Aug. 24. For more information, call the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department at 436-5670 or visit www.playpensacola.com.

Program to focus on rape prevention

The Community Drug and Alcohol Council Inc. (CDAC) is presenting a rape and sexual violence prevention program from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today, June 22, at The Center, 3804 N. Ninth Ave. in Pensacola. Participants will learn about the intricacies of sexual violence including how to conceptualize true prevention and how to differentiate prevention from risk reduction. The program will be an interactive presentation that will encourage open discussion. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The course includes three continuing education units. CDAC is a continuing education provider for the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Florida Certification Board. For details, contact Linda York at 434-2724 or e-mail lyork@cdac.info.

PCARA plans gospel extravaganza

Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) will be hosting the 12th Annual Youth Gospel Extravaganza at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 23, at the Pensacola High School Auditoruim. Performances will consist of gospel singing, praise dancing, gospel rap and more. PCARA is a non-profit association formed to assist in the prevention of illegal drug use, pregnancy and violence among the youth throughout the Pensacola community. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at Lifeway Christian Book Store, on Airport Boulevard next to Stein Mart. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

Golf tournament rescheduled

The 23nd Annual Bonnie and Cliff Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for tomorrow, June 23, at Tiger Point Golf Club. Cost is $65 per player (includes green fees, cart, range balls). There will be $10,000 cash and other major prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with tee time at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. For reservations, call 449-3034.

Festival features drum battle

Blackhawk Entertainment is presenting the second annual Gulf Coast Drum Battle and Music Festival starting at noon June 24 at Seville Quarter. Drummers will battle it out on stage with dueling drum kits in a single elimination tournament. There also will be drum workshops presented by internationally acclaimed artists and live performances all day. This year, the festival will include two stages including a 3-D projection mapping light show and names such as Thomas Pridgen, known for The Mars Volta; Billy Martin from Madeski, Martin and Wood; Billy Dean from Victor Wainwright, The Revivalists, Almost Kings, Sounduo, Digital Organix and more. The festival will also include a “musician swap meet” where vendors and the others can buy and trade new and used equipment. This is an all day event for all ages up until 8 p.m. when it changes to 18 and older. The festival will continue until 1 a.m. June 25. Tickets are $15 pre sale and $25 day of. For rules and registration visit www.gcdrumbattle.com.

Dorsey to talk about new book

Best-selling author Tim Dorsey is coming to West Florida Public Library June 25 to talk about his latest book, “Pineapple Grenades,” and to share stories of his life and adventures in the Sunshine State. Dorsey, who has published 15 novels in several languages, will be signing books at 6:30 p.m. in the grand lobby of the downtown library at 200 West Gregory St. The program, which is being sponsored by the Friends of the Pensacola Public Library, will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060.

Center presenting PTSD event

Twelve Oaks Recovery Center will present a Military Appreciation and PTSD Awareness event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 27 at the Ramada Inn Beach Plaza Resort in Fort Walton Beach in conjunction with National PTSD Awareness Day.

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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. The event will open with the Hurlburt Honor Guard and include a resource information fair. The event will also include two panel discussions for family/children and adults at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Panel members will include subject matter experts from the local community and area military installations. The event is open to all active duty and retired military members, veterans and their family members. For more information, call (850) 375-0983.

Budget for Baby class available

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is offering a Budget for Baby class June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class will be in the NMCRS facility, Bldg. 191, 91 Radford Blvd., aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-2300.

Commissary has special July 4 hours

The DeCA Pensacola commissary in the Navy Shopping Mall, Bldg. 3961, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced special hours for the Independence Day holiday. The commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. July 4. Normal hours will resume July 5. For more information, call 452-6880.

Thrift Shop to be closed for a week

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop aboard Corry Station will be closed June 29 through July 9. It will open again at 9 a.m. July 10 and resume regular hours as follows: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With the exception of July 7, the thrift shop also will be open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-2300.

Art gallery presenting lunch speaker

The Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, will present its fourth brown bag lunch June 28. Marylin Dorsey of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will speak on the topic, “The Power of Parenting.” With the presentations planned to fit into the lunch hour, the event starts at 11 a.m. and the speaker will start at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch. For more information, call 429-9100.

Performance features ‘Titanic’ songs

The Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) and Coastal Cabaret Ensemble are presenting “Titanic, The Musical In Concert.” Singers from the Coastal Cabaret Ensemble will will showcase songs from the award-winning Broadway show, “Titanic, A New Musical.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. June 29 and 30 and 2:30 p.m. July 1 at PLT, 400 South Jefferson St. Tickets are $30, $24, $20 and $14. Tickets are available at the PLT box office from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by phone at 432-2042. For information, visit www.PensacolaLittle Theatre.com or call 434-0257.

Special Olympics program starting

The DoD is starting a partnership with Special Olympics Florida in Escambia County to share the power of sports with Military Exceptional Family Members (EFM) at NAS Pensacola. Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The first sport to be offered will be golf, with an anticipated season kick-off during the first week of July. Eligible athletes are needed, as well as volunteers to act as coaches, assistant coaches and unified partners. The training season will consist of one- to two-hour sessions (days and times to be determined by volunteer availability), once a week for 10 weeks, culminating at the State Golf Championship in early September. All EFM personnel in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are eligible to participate. This sports venture is free of charge for the athletes, volunteer coaches and unified partners. All active-duty, reserve and retired personnel and dependents are invited to join in. For details, contact Jorge De Montalvo at 452-3618 or jorge.demontalvo@navy.mil.

Feds Feed Families drive in progress

The NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office has kicked off the annual DoD Feds Feed Families campaign onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field. Hunger remains a problem particularly in the summer months, when there are shortages at food banks and an increased need among children who are not benefitting from school lunch programs. The campaign officially began June 1 and ends Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for non-perishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the commissary at Corry Station. The tentative collection dates are June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29. If your command does not have a food collection box, call 452-2341, ext. 3115. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.org.

Iraqi teens to visit Pensacola

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is welcoming 10 teen-agers from Iraq to Pensacola for 11 days this summer. The students, who are participating in the U.S. Dept of State’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), will be in Pensacola from July 18-29. IYLEP is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. If you have a child in middle school, high school, or home from college this summer, you are eligible to host. Students need their own bed, but can sleep in the same room as other students. The council keeps the students busy during the work week, so you don’t have to be a stay-at-home parent to participate. The students, who speak English, have been chosen for the program for their leadership potential and academic achievements. For more information, call Executive Director Jena M. Gissendanner at 595-0817.

Enroll now for STARBASE-Atlantis

STARBASE-Atlantis aboard NAS Pensacola is accepting open enrollment applications for the summer program. Level I applicants must have been enrolled in the fourth-grade or the fifth-grade during the 2011-2012 school year. For more information or to request an application, e-mail STARBASEAtlantis@mchsi.com or call 452-8287.

Relief society has position openings

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for client service assistants (CSAs) and financial caseworkers at its office on NAS Pensacola. Volunteers for these positions should be computer literate. NMCRS also has openings for cashiers and other retail store positions at its thrift shop on Corry Station. NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For more information, call 452-2300.

Program offers training for veterans

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) July 1. The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to veterans who: • Are between he ages of 35 and 60. • Are unemployed. • Received an other than dishonorable discharge. • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program. Participants will receive a monthly payment equal to the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. For more information, visit http://benefits. va.gov/vow/education.htm.

Advisory team helps hospital staff

As a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) you could play an active role in shaping the services at the Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). Member of the PFAC work with the hospital’s staff to provide feedback and personal insights on the patient care experience. The council’s role is to promote and support family-centered values. The PFAC meets the fouth Thursday of each month, from noon to 1 p.m. at either the NHP or NAS Pensacola Branch Clinic. To apply, e-mail the hospital at: pcolapfac@med.navy.mil or call 452-5250.

USO looking for volunteers

The USO onboard NAS Pensacola is looking for volunteers to help staff the facility, especially during nights and weekends. The NASP USO facility serves more than 250 military personnel per day and is staffed by 99 percent volunteers. Anyone who is interested should visit www.usovolunteer.org.


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The War of 1812:

The mark ‘Sharp Knife’ left on Pensacola

A bicentennial look at the ‘second war of independence’ By Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service

Andrew Jackson kept a promise made to the Spanish at Fort Barrancas By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

America’s seventh president – the victor of 1815’s Battle of New Orleans, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson – left a rich legacy of historic actions, born of the turbulent times he lived in. A scar-faced man unafraid to duel; he was a fighter of Native Americans, the British and political opponents. Nicknamed “Old Hickory” by his troops for his toughness, an even better sobriquet was bestowed on him by the Seminole tribe – due to his ability in battle, they called him “Sharp Knife.” But would you have bought a chicken from America’s seventh president? The chickens were kind of expensive, to begin with – and then, he wasn’t really selling chickens. In 1818, Jackson was returning through the Pensacola area after leading an expedition against the Seminole Indians. He and his troops bivouacked at Floridatown, a settlement on the Escambia River. While his troops got caught up on their rest, Jackson took the time to ascertain the Spanish troop strength in Pensacola’s Fort San Carlos de Barrancas. According to “Jacksonia in Pensacola,” by Pat Dodson, Jackson went into Pensacola, alone, in civilian attire – disguised as a chicken peddler. In a clever twist, he “charged” such high prices that he had no takers, and used his lack of sales as an excuse to visit the Spanish officers in charge of the fort. After an apparently successful meeting with the officials there, he promised to return with chickens. And unfortunately for the Spanish, he did soon return – but at the head of his troops. Having gained all the intelligence he needed about troop numbers, fortifications and cannon in Pensacola, he gathered his men. Crossing the Escambia River, Jackson and his Americans took possession of the town and the fort with a lightningstroke nighttime raid. At the surrender of Fort San Carlos de Barrancas, Jackson is said to have gestured at his marching troops as he spoke to the vanquished Spanish officers. “These,” he said, “are my ‘game chickens’ that I promised to bring on my next visit.” Jackson made three visits to Pensacola – in 1814, 1818 and in 1821. According to tradition, Jackson even laid out the city limits of Pensacola on the last visit, a boundary which existed until 1958.

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ASHINGTON (NNS) – Ten Navy ships, including USS Fort McHenry, commemorated Flag Day June 14 at the site of the historic battle that inspired the national anthem. Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen took part in Flag Day events at Fort McHenry, the star-shaped fortress that endured what’s become one of the most remembered engagements of the war. On the night of Sept. 13, 1814, British ships in Baltimore harbor bombarded the outgunned U.S. resistance at the fort for 25 solid hours. Francis Scott Key, a civilian lawyer who was sent to Baltimore to negotiate an American hostage’s release, found himself in a front-row seat to the battle aboard a British ship. As dawn broke the following morning, Key stood on the ship’s deck, amazed to see the U.S. flag still flapping in the breezes over the battered fort. He was so moved that he penned the poem that became the lyrics of the national anthem. The Navy ships in Baltimore were part of a flotilla that traveled up the Eastern Seaboard to mark the bicentennial of the war that historians say marked the dawn of U.S. naval power. Eighteen tall ships, including the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and navy vessels from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and Norway accompanied the Navy gray hulls in the “Star Spangled Sailabration.” The flotilla spent 12 days in Norfolk before arriving June 14 in Baltimore for a week of activities including a tall ship parade, an air show by the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, fireworks and a parachute jump. The festivities, co-sponsored by Operation Sail Inc., are part of bicentennial commemorations that kicked off in April in New Orleans and will continue through 2015. Beyond the Battle of Fort McHenry, many Americans have little understanding of what’s been called America’s first forgotten war. The War of 1812 centered on maritime disputes between the United States and Great Britain. In the early

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Great Britain, and in the Pacific and Indian oceans, the War of 1812 was predominantly a sea campaign. It served as a defining moment for the fledging U.S. Navy, which fought the British as they tried to blockade the Atlantic coast and support land forces from Lake Erie and Lake Champlain. “The War of 1812 is significant because it paved the way for future development of the U.S. Navy,” said U.S. Naval War College Professor Kevin McCranie. “Challenging the most dominant naval power of the time, the less powerful U.S. Navy found ways to protract the war and incurred significant costs for Great Britain,” he said. “That’s why the War of 1812 is important for national leaders to study.” The war also helped establish the Navy’s legacy of heroes. Capt. James Lawrence, aboard the U.S. frigate Chesapeake as it was taken by HMS Shannon, uttered as his last words, the famous battle cry, “Don’t give up the ship.”

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1800s, the Royal Navy, which was at war with France, was stopping American ships to search for sailors born in England, then forcibly pressing them into service for the crown. Both the French and English began seizing American ships, and later imposed an embargo on American vessels going to Europe that nearly bankrupted the industry. President James Madison ultimately declared war against England in 1812. Among the most remembered events was the burning of the White House, the Capitol and the Washington Navy Yard. Dolly Madison, alone with her servants when British troops torched the White House, personally saved the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington by carting it off in a wagon to Georgetown. Army Gen. Andrew Jackson became a national hero as he led the Battle of New Orleans, ending Britain’s long string of land victories. But with naval battles in North America, off South America and

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Jokes & Groaners Gator shoes for the troops An Marine was on holiday in the depths of Louisiana, where he tried to buy some alligator shoes. However, he was not prepared to pay the high prices. After failing to haggle the vendor down to a reasonable price level, he ended up saying, “I don't give two hoots for your shoes, man, I’ll go and hunt down my own gator.” The shopkeeper replied, “By all means. Just watch out for the two Army Rangers who are out there doing the same thing.” So the Marine went out into the bayou, and after a while saw two men with spears, standing still in the water. “They must be the two Rangers,” he thought. Just at that point he noticed an alligator moving in the water toward one of them. The Ranger stood completely passive, even as the gator came ever closer. Just as the beast was about to swallow him, the Ranger struck home with his spear and wrestled the gator up onto the beach, where several already lay. Together the two Rangers threw the gator onto its back, whereupon one exclaimed “Dang! This one doesn’t have any shoes either!”


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NHP officers, Sailors share accomplishments, awards By Rod Duren NHP PAO

Two Navy doctors and three enlisted hospital corpsmen at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) were awarded medals June 8 during an awards ceremony for various accomplishments from pathology to wound care and radiation health. Navy Pathologist Cmdr. (Dr.) Rodney Bynum and Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Elizabeth Leonard of the Family Medicine Clinic were each awarded Navy Commendation Medals; while HM2 Jared Stuttle, HM2(SCW) Geoffrey Sims and HM2 (SW/FMF) Zachary Parks were awarded Navy Achievement Medals. Stuttle was also awarded an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Bynum, who also served as NATTC at Fiesta of Five Flags ... The Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Performing Units lead the Fiesta of Five Flags Parade through downtown Pensacola June 7. The NATTC Performing Units are made up of top-performing students who volunteer their time and skills to represent the Navy at events around the region and the country. Photo by PR1 Richard Beach

laboratory medical director and department head, guided the hospital and branch health clinic labs through two successful accreditation inspections and initiated quality improvement chemistry test initiatives that produced an annual savings of $15,000. His efforts to establish new relationships with military treatment facilities to provide consultative service for difficult anatomic pathology cases resulted in a 50 percent reduction in turnaround time for that process. Family physician Leonard’s leadership in the provision of care for 4,330 patients was instrumental in the successful implementation of family medicine’s Medical Home Port program. Her intuitive business acumen and clinical expertise led to a 12

percent improvement in provider continuity and exceeded goals for the clinic’s preventive medicine and chronic disease management programs. Stuttle, who serves as leading petty officer of the general surgery clinic, received the Navy Achievement Medal for his motivated and mission-focused attitude that led to the successful re-establishment of the wound clinic, where he provided care to 1,500 patients. His Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal was for his leadership with the Myrtle Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Potential Church, Angel Ride, the Blue Angels air show and Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21. Sims, who serves as a radiation health technician, independently oversaw the command’s radiation health program, expert-

NHP CO Capt. Maureen Padden (right) presents HM2 Jared Stuttle with the Navy Achievement Medal and Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal June 8.

ly monitoring radiation exposure for 450 staff members. He effectively managed 1,800 thermoluminescent dosimeters throughout the command, maintaining compliance with all Navy medicine and Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines. He also was instrumental in the Navy medicine top 10 rating of the command’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response team. HM2 Parks, of NHP’s Staff Education Department, served as sick call screener for Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort’s (T-AH 20) Continuing Promise 2011 humanitarian mission to Caribbean, Latin America and South America. He integrated with the Seabee detachment during the four-month deployment to provide medical support for 220 personnel at 11 construction sites in seven countries. Additional awards presented

by new Commanding Officer Capt. Maureen Padden included: • An Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for HM2 Michael Roberts of the mental health department. He volunteered more than 500 hours with the non-profit USA Mixed Martial Arts organization, mentoring young athletes and providing assistance to other charitable groups. • Letters of appreciation were presented to HM2 Kala Rockwood of the deployment health department for outstanding support to Warrington Elementary School for its field day activities; and PS2 Cory Fortuna of the manpower department for supporting the Second Class Petty Officers’ Association with its Adopt-AHighway program, where more than 200 pounds of trash and debris was removed from the community’s roadway.

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NAS Pensacola Protestant Sunday • 8 a.m., communion service** • 10:15 a.m., worship service* • 6 p.m., contemporary service** Tuesday • 9 a.m., women’s Bible study*** Wednesday • 5:30 p.m., fellowship dinner • 6 p.m., Bible study*** Roman Catholic Saturday • 3:45 p.m., Sacrament of Penance**** • 4:30 p.m., Mass* Sunday • 8:30 a.m., Mass* Monday and Thursday • Noon, Mass**** Corry Station Protestant Sunday • 9 a.m., adult Bible study (chapel conference room) • 9 a.m., chapel choir (sanctuary) • 10 a.m., worship service • 11:30 a.m., fellowship • 7:30 p.m., praise and worship Thursday • 5:30 p.m., Bible study and dinner (fellowship hall) Roman Catholic Sunday • Noon, Mass Tuesday • 11 a.m., Mass (small chapel) Latter Day Saints Sunday • 10:30 a.m.** Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic Friday • 11-11:30 a.m., Mass Protestant Tuesday • 11:30 a.m., Bible study Thursday • 11:30 a.m., weekly chapel service *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel

June 22, 2012

Pop superstar Rihanna plays Petty Officer Cora “Weps” Raikes in “Battleship.”

‘Battleship’ makes port at NASP Science fiction film showcases talents of Navy Sailors, ships From staff reports

“Battleship” made a big splash when it opened nationwide May 18, and Sailors aboard NAS Pensacola can see the action-packed, sciencefiction adventure starting today, June 22, at Portside Twin Cinemas. “Battleship” was made with the support of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy, according to Rear Adm. Denny Moynihan, U.S. Navy’s Chief of Information. Production began in early 2010 and principal photography took place during the Pacific Fleet’s RimPac training exercise later that year. Because filming took place during scheduled training events, it did not impair the exercise and there was no cost to the Navy or American taxpayers. Additional filming took place in San Diego and on a film set in Baton Rouge, La. “The end result is a film that provides movie-goers with a realistic look of the Navy and Sailors operating at sea – scenes that I think reflect well on the Navy,”

About ʻBattleshipʼ The action-packed science fiction naval war film is based on the Milton Bradley board game of the same name. The film, directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures, stars Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgaard and Liam Neeson. DETAILS: www.battleship movie.com/

Moynihan said. Hundreds of Hawaii-based Sailors, veterans and Navy ships played parts in the movie. The movie also features Col. Gregory Gadson, the director of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program, who is a Wounded Warrior himself. Gadson, who lost both his legs because of an improvised explosive device in 2007, practically played himself as Lt. Col. Mick Canales fighting aliens in the movie. “I like to say that fighting aliens

is no different than fighting a human,” Gadson said. “If you’re fighting for your life, you’re going to do whatever it takes to win.” To prepare for her role in the movie, Rhianna enlisted the help of GM2 Jacquelyn Carrizosa, assigned aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). “She really helped me out,” Rihanna said. “I paid attention to her, everything about the way she dressed, the way she walked, her mannerisms, how she spoke, how collected she was. That was very crucial to me playing this part.” During filming, Rihanna and the cast interacted with many of the Sailors in Hawaii to better understand their roles in the movie. “I was exposed to a lot of things that I didn’t know about the Navy, just seeing their demeanor, where you lived, where you stayed,” Rihanna said. “I heard about how long you guys stayed at sea without your family. It really was an awakening for me. It made me appreciate what you guys do so much more.”

MOVIES “Dark Shadows,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Safe,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Pirates Band of Misfits,” PG, noon; “Dark Shadows,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 3 p.m., 5:45 p.m.; “Safe,” R, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2D), PG-13, 8:30 p.m.; “The Raven,” R, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Pirates Band of Misfits,” PG, noon; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Think Like a Man,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Safe,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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“Safe” R, 5 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Pirates Band of Misfits,” PG, noon, 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. (free), “Dark Shadows,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “The Raven,” R, 7:30 p.m.

“Safe,” R, 5 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 7 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

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June 22 Operation Magic. Free show and shuttle. Depart at 7:30 p.m. June 23 Canoe trip Blackwater River. $15 includes canoe, transportation and lunch. Departs at 7:15 a.m. June 24 Indoor rock climbing. $5. Depart at noon. June 25 Blood drive 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free T-shirt. June 26 Ladies pick movie night.

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Liberty Program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Events are at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex at NASP unless specifically stated to be at Corry Station. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

Details: 452-3522 or www.nasppensacola-mwr.com

June 27 Redneck games. June 28 Free shuttle to the mall. Depart at 5:30 p.m. June 29 Go-kart outing. $10 for two hours. Unlimited rides, mini golf. Depart at 6 p.m. June 30 Paintball wars. $10. Depart at 8:30 a.m.


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Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • New volunteer website – The “United We Serve” website is now working. It is a web resource that participants can use to identify volunteer opportunities in their local areas. To look for volunteer opportunities, visit www.serve.gov. • Restoring the USS Alabama – Volunteers are need-

ed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Northwest Florida Blood Services – The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit

www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Council on Aging of West Florida – Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to take meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Volunteers may be selected to deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering the meals is one hour and 15 minutes. For information call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285. • An evening of comedy and illusion – Enjoy a night of entertainment and laughs tonight at the Mustin Beach Club. Comedian David Beck will be joined by the Bornstein Experiment, staring Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein. The free show, which starts at 8 p.m., is open to active duty military, retirees and dependents, DoD civilians, contractors and guests. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer reading – The NAS Pensacola Library, Bldg. 634, is participating in “Reading Is So Delicious,” the 10-week DoD-wide summer reading program that runs through Aug. 18. The

library will host free activities for children and families. Participation incentives (T-shirts, prizes) will be awarded each week. Sessions are from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for third- through eighth-graders and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for toddler to second-graders. Registration remains open throughout the program. For more information, call 452-4362. • ITT military group cruise –A fiveday cruise that will visit Key West and Nassau, Bahamas, is scheduled for Nov. 24 to 29 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines ship Fascination departing from Jacksonville. Prices start from $240 per person and $140 to $160 for children. Book early as space will fill quickly. For more information, visit ITT on NASP Corry Station or call 452-6362 or 452-6354.

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• Riding challenge – MWR’s Fitness Department is holding a two-hour “Mega Spin Ride” from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 23, at the Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. There will be 40 bikes in one space. Register with Lisa at 452-6802. • Boating summer camp – Youth ages 9 to16 get can learn about the outdoor sports of sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding from June 25 to 29: Register through NASP Youth Center on NAS Pensacola. Fee per student is $50. Class times run 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 452-2417. • Youth bowling camp – Sign your child up for MWR’s Summer Youth Bowling Camp at the Corry Bowling Center. Camp Dates: July 18 - 20 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9

a.m. to 1 pm. Cost is $60 per child and that includes lunch. Open to children ages 5 to 19. To sign up, call 452-6380 or visit the Corry Bowling Center, Bldg. 3738 on NASP Corry Station. • Lunch specials – Looking for something new for lunch? Check out the Oaks Restaurant at A.C. Read Golf Course. For June 25 to 29 the chef’s special will be shrimp and smoked gouda cheese grits for $7.50. The meal includes a drink. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The blue plate special for $7.50 will be fried chicken June 25, pulled pork June 26 and pizza, alfredo and wings June 27. Fridays are always “$5 Fridays” with a list of lunch options for $5. The Oaks Restaurant provides on-site catering for meetings, retirements, reunions, etc. For more information, call 452-3748.


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Drum set, Pacific 5-piece, black satin finish, chrome, birch-type shells. Sabian c y m b a l s hardware included. Contact Larry, 453-4721.

Past Present F u t u r e Engagement Ring Retail $3,200. Asking $2,400. 14K gold 983-1585

Queen Bedheadboard & dresser. Dark brown $150 OBO Call 251961-1780

Recliners. 2 all leatherburgundy color. Perfect condition. $300. ea. 4942420

Vietnam era original 1944 patterned leather G-1 Navy flight jacket w/ fur collar, new cuffs & waistband. No squadron patches, size 42, great condition. $200 497-9780

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FOR SALE. Recliner, brown, good condition, less than a year old, $125. Also have Queen Ann Wing Back chair green pattern very nice, $125. Call 494-9445 to see. Willing to negotiate Services

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Invisible Fence-complt2collars, 4batteries, instruc Easy to i n s t a l l $200/OBO 637-1451

B o w F l e x Home Gym w / l e g s attachment, excellent Micro/Carpet, c o n d i t i o n , Panasonic Blk $350.00, call 1.9 $75, 850-696-2799. Karastan Stainmstr Computer 12x12 or p r i n t e r 12x15 pcd, cart/table & file lght, $175 505- cabinet. Blonde wood $30 each 0880 or $50 for set. 32” SHARP 251-961-1780 flat screen TV (box tube 8 piece. Dining Room set. back) w/cherry Table, 6 chairs, w o o d china hutch— entertainment Ashley. Like cabinet $150 new $2,000 call 449-6928 Call for showing. 251961-1780

TV Stand. Black, wrought iron & glass. $100. Great for flat screen. . 251-961-1780 Coleman G e n e r a t o r. 5,000 watt. Very good condition. $335 Call 456-6853

Igloo 90 qt ice chest w/ built in live bait well & 12 v. pump. Excellent condition $60. Washer/Dryer, 497-9780 M a y t a g Whirlpool, C o l e m a n $500 both! 453- Marine 100 qt. 9198 ice chest w/ rope & wood Generator h a n d l e s . B&S 3000W E x c e l l e n t Used 20hrs condition. $45 great cond. 497-9780 $250 525-4631

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Bowflex GymMotivator 2. Excellent condition. $325. 4942420

FOR SALE. Recliner, brown, good condition, less than a year old, $125. Call 4949445 to see. Willing to negotiate. For Sale. Wing Back chair green pattern very nice, $125. Call 494-9445 to see. Willing to negotiate

2005 Honda 1300 VTXS, $ 4 0 0 0 . mustang seat, cobra pipes, saddle bags, luggage rack, 2010 18” 245 engine guard 55R18 black on 346-0246 black camero tires with rims 2005 Suzuki Less than 10K C90 Cruiser in miles All 4 $600 $2400 extras. 15K 969-1410 miles. Super bike. 1976 Corvette nice Garage kept Stingray. 78K miles, auto $ 4 8 0 0 / o b o . transmission, Contact 910brown metallic 2458 w/ tan leather. Misc. Motor Great condition! 457-2826 2003 Coleman ’04 Mustang C h e y e n n e 4 0 t h popup camper. a n n i v e r s a r y. Sleeps 6, very L o a d e d . g o o d $10,000 453- c o n d i t i o n , Contact Larry, 4326 453-4721. 4 Sale 99 Toyota Corolla, 166k mls, cold air, $2500 OBO, Call 4853233


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2 0 0 7 Winnebago Itasca. 33.7 feet, 2 slides, gas. Very low miles. Take over payments. Located KOA F13 Lillian. Call (770) 355-0132.

Travel trailer2008 Keystone Outback. Low mileage. Very g o o d condition. $18299. 4942420

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Charming home. 803 Lakewood Rd Just min from base and Downtown Fenced shady backyard Fresh paint & carpet w/ stove frig W/D. Avail. July. Inquiries call 206-6986

Saufley Home for rent 3BR/2Ba FL rm DBL GAR PRIV Rd Back check No pets $1100 mo/ 1100 dep 9691410.

5th wheel RV + Tow vehicle package $16000 OBO. call 512-6441730 for info. Must see to believe!

29 Sandalwood, charming 2BR/1BA cottage. Just minutes to NAS/Corry CH&A, tile, new carpet, laundry room, fenced back yard, storage s h e d $575/mo.+$57 5 dep. 4386129

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House for rent near I-10/ Pine Forest Road. 3 bed/1 bath/ fenced/ garage $750/ month Call 706-5662006 Searay 19.5 Sport 4.3L 4577 Mercruiser 220 like M P I You’ll Runs/looksgreat this, ready now $15K obo. 407- 2bd/1ba, walk 625-5482 to Baptist hospital, close 2012 Airstream to interstate C a m p e r and downtown, ExCond. Lux 20 min to NAS upgrades, sleeps and Corry, 6, zip-dee W/D, $600/ awning, conv $600 438micro, 20LCD, dvd, $55K Call 6129. 712-1319

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3BR/1bath, fenced yd, Office/laundry Rm, No pet/No smkrs, $585, 4519 Martha Ave, 725-6890 4br/2.5ba/2story home, quiet Subdiv, 15 mins to NAS Pcola, 1100/mos + dep. 572-0389 or 512-7111.

For Rent! Beautiful East Hill 3bd/2ba, 1803sqft, pool, c e n t r a l location. $1700. 904382-3595. 5905 Grotto Innerarity 2bd/1.5ba garage 2carport water a c c e s s $750/$600 deposit. 3803670

Roommate share 2006 3/2 P e r d i d o HOUSE close NAS, shop ctrs-$400 dep/mon rent3BR/1bath, share pwr bill. fenced yd, Office/laundry 2br/2bh home 292-8174 New for rent Homes for sale Rm, Carpet, Near $650/mth, NAS, $40,000, $200dep. Pets F S B O 4519 Martha ok. contact A f f o r d a b l e , Ave, 725-6890 2 6 1 - 2 7 0 9 new 3/2, 8427 close to NAS, Rose Avenue, F S B O nex/commisary open porch, 3BR/2BA1275 , schools blinds, fenced SF brick home $85,000 456- W/W carpet Home For 6855 or 982- Central air/heat $69,900 455R e n t 5870 3426 Leave $1100/$700 3 Bed/3 Bath F S B O message. B a c k g r n d Affordable, Reduced to Check Near new 2/2, 8423 $ 1 3 9 . 9 K Back Gate Rose Avenue, 3 b d r / 2 b a porch, . H r d w d Garage Small open Pets 492.3341 blinds, fenced Flr/GarageDec $75,000 456- k/Prop pool 6855 or 982- MLS#417623 5870 call 477- 9225 or 512-2702

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