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Vol. 77, No. 26

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Pensacola training commands next to receive new learning management system for e-learning By Joy Samsel NETC PAO

The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) units in Pensacola are the latest to receive the modernized learning management system (LMS) platform. The Pensacola phase of the rollout begins July 8 and encompasses the classrooms at the many area naval schools that rely on the digital content provided by NETC’s current Navy e-Learning (NeL) LMS to train Sailors and Marines. The new system was developed under a modernization effort called the Enterprise Training Management Delivery System (ETMDS) and uses AtlasPro as the replacement technology for the current LMS that is at end-of-life. The LMS is the technology backbone of NeL, enabling the delivery, administration, documentation, tracking and reporting of online educational courses and training programs. The Navy is implementing the AtlasPro LMS in a phased rollout throughout shore-based training facilities only. The afloat Navy

eLearning capability currently deployed to ships and submarines will not be replaced as part of this rollout. “Given that NeL is one of the world’s largest distributed learning environments, LMS flexibility and efficiency are paramount to meeting the 21st century training needs of Sailors and Marines,” said Hank Reeves, NeL project director. “AtlasPro, a Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) application, was selected under the Enterprise Training Management Delivery System (ETMDS) acquisition project to modernize NeL information technology (IT) capabilities.” “Transitioning NeL to use the AtlasPro LMS is being accomplished via a five-phased deployment and will involve shore-based delivery only,” said Dwight Marsden, from NETC’s Learning and Development Department and the command’s functional lead for ETMDS. The current phased transition schedule encompasses both the Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) environment and the Secure In-

SHC Jodi Ahner and SH1 Derrick Deloach work on the instructor module while monitoring classroom progression in ATLASPRO, during the rollout at Naval Technical Training Center in Meridian, Miss. They were the first instructors to use the new system in a Navywide initiative to replace an outdated learning management system with the new Enterprise Training Management Development System. Photo by Tom Childress

ternet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) environment. All common access card (CAC) users will be authenticated to the AtlasPro LMS. Non-CAC users will not be able to access the AtlasPro LMS, since the system is now CAC enforced as a result of

DoN CIO policy. The phased transition is being accomplished by geographical regions, and has been completed at Naval Technical Training Center, Meridian, Miss.; at the training commands aboard Naval Station Great Lakes in

Illinois; and west and east coasts (except Pensacola) NETC schoolhouses. Pensacola area instructors and students are being given notice that online courses must be

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U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, NETC visits Center for Information Dominance commander to the National Security Agency/ Central Security Service. Tenth Fleet is the operThe commander of U.S. ational arm of Fleet Cyber Fleet Cyber Command and Command and executes U.S. 10th Fleet visited staff its mission set through the and students at the Center same maritime warfightfor Information Domiing organizations and nance (CID) June 12. mechanisms that the Navy This is the second visit uses in other warfighting to CID by Vice Adm. Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, left, commander of U.S. domains. Michael S. Rogers since he Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet; and Rear Rogers said he is alassumed command of the Adm. Donald P. Quinn, commander of Naval Educa- ways thrilled to return to Cyber Command and the tion and Training Command, based at Naval Air Station CID, where he began his 10th Fleet in September Pensacola, share a light moment at the Bragg Confer- career as a Navy cryptoloence Room in the CID headquarters building. 2011. gist 26 years ago. “I’m delighted to host “It’s great to come back Vice Adm. Rogers again,” CID Commanding Officer and remember things, comparing them to when I first Capt. Susan Cerovsky said. “As our major stakeholder, got here,” Rogers said. “It’s also great to see how trainit is absolutely critical we have these face-to-face meet- ing continues to evolve as our challenges continue to ings with the operational commander, because they change.” allow us to gain a better understanding of training and The first step of that journey from a new accession priorities now and in the future.” Sailor to full-fledged cyber warrior begins at a CID Fleet Cyber Command serves as the Navy Compo- schoolhouse. nent Command to U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. CID is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manCyber Command, providing operational employment ages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in inof the Navy’s cyber, network operations, information formation operations, information warfare, information operations, cryptologic/signals intelligence and space forces; and Navy’s Service Cryptologic Component See CID on page 2

Story, photo by Gary Nichols CID PAO

Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert, F-35C instructor pilot, prepares to exit the cockpit after landing at Eglin AFB. The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy’s first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin June 22 at the squadron’s home at Eglin. Photo by Maj. Karen Roganov

Navy receives first F-35C Lightning II From Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) – The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy’s first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin June 22 at the squadron’s home at Eglin Air Force Base. The F-35C is a fifth generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. The F-35C will enhance the flexibility,

power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy’s premier strike fighter. By 2025, the Navy’s aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of F-35C, F/A18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, unmanned carrier launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) air

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No swimming message ... A sign on the path to the beach near Lighthouse Point Restaurant is one of a series of new signs posted recently in waterfront locations around Naval Air Station Pensacola to inform service members and visitors about the installation’s swimming policy. Workers with Regal Select Services Inc. installed the signs under the coordination of NASP Safety and Public Works departments at the request of NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins. There are only two authorized swimming areas – Barrancas Beach and Bayou Grande Recreation Area. Barrancas Beach, which is across from Fort Barrancas, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day and there are lifeguards on duty. For more information on holiday safety go to http://safetycenter.navy.mil/ and click on Fourth of July weekend safety tips. Photo by Janet Thomas

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CNIC: Questions answered about vehicle decal elimination From CNIC http://www.cnic.navy.mil

Q.) Why is the Navy eliminating the requirement for vehicle decals? A.) Since Sept. 11, 2001, 100 percent ID card checks have been implemented at all DoD installations. Authorization to access any DoD installation is based on verification of a valid credential or ID card. Vehicle decals were used to ensure vehicles on Navy installations complied with state requirements for vehicle registration and insurance. State programs have become more uniform and efficient and uniform, eliminating one of the main reasons for vehicle decals. Other issues prompting the change in policy include: Expense in administering the program; decals being moved from vehicle to vehicle and are easily counterfeited and cars sold to non-DoN personnel with current decal still attached, all posed additional security risks to Navy installations. Q.) Will this elimination change the require-

ment for proper licensing and registration for personnel entering the installation? A.) Persons using privately-owned vehicles on Navy installations will still be required to meet state and local requirements including valid insurance, vehicle safety inspections, registration, proof of motorcycle safety training, vehicle emissions compliance (where applicable), etc. Q. When will elimination of these decals take place? Base decals will no longer be required on motorcycles, cars, trucks and other vehicles A. The elimination of as of July 1. Photo by MC2 Amanda Cabasos the requirement for base decals will be effective trip visit or they register currently on their cars way security departments July 1. However, it is sug- under the Navy Commer- once the change is imple- conduct driving-under-thegested that personnel with cial Access Control Sys- mented? influence checks. These current decals maintain tem A. See above. For fre- administrative checks will that provides those decals on their vehi- background checks and quent visitors to installa- check identification, vehicles closer to the expiration periodic reviews to allow tions requiring decals, the cle licensing, etc. The dates so they have more them to be issued an an- current decal may be left Navy will also continue to time to register their POV nual valid credential for on the vehicle until the ex- rely on the assistance of in the Consolidated Law access to Navy installa- piration date. the military community to Enforcement Operations tions for official business. Q.) How will the elim- report suspicious or abanCenter (CLEOC) system Q.) Will this affect vis- ination of decals affect doned cars, etc. at the pass and tag office. security on Navy instalQ.) Without the vehiiting procedures? Q.) How will this afcle decal, how will secuA.) No. Visitors will lations? fect contractors coming continue to use the normal A.) In addition to the rity identify individuals on the base? visitor procedures estab- policy of conducting ran- who are eligible to park A.) Contractors are lished by the installation dom anti-terrorism checks, in reserved parking managed separately. Con- commanding officer. command authorized ad- spaces senior officers/entractors either receive a Q. What should driv- ministrative checks will be listed/civilian or parking temporary pass for a one ers do with the decals conducted, similar to the lots?

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completed by July 6 and those courses under way but not completed during the LMS transition will not be migrated to AtlasPro. Although the LMS graphical user interface (GUI) has changed, for NETC students and other Navy learners, transitioning to AtlasPro will be relatively transparent. Users taking online courses will not see any change in functionality, courseware, or transcripts. The AtlasPro LMS presents the most change for those who manage content delivery to the final user. This includes LMS administrators, content sponsors, instructors, and content developers. These changes are the result of improved LMS facilities to support course and assessment development, as well as deployment of content. Some examples include assigning courses via organization instead of job code, locating and launching courses for review, and using an expanded reporting capability to assist with training management. “We’re committed to ensuring that whatever Sailors and Marines do and wherever they go, they get the best training available,” said Marsden. “The modernized LMS will let Navy organizations more easily and rapidly create, share, store, and retrieve digital learning content based upon their users’ needs. Sharing training courseware across the Navy and leveraging industry leading distributed learning standards will significantly reduce our courseware development and migration costs.” For more information on the AtlasPro LMS and ETMDS visit https://ile-help. nko. navy. mil/ile/ index.aspx. For more information about NETC visit http://www. netc. navy. mil/.

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NASP 2012 water quality report online From Darrell L. Wilson Environmental Project Manager Integrated Science Solutions Inc.

The annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola/NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field are available on the NAS Pensacola website at http:// www.cnic.navy.mil/ pensacola/index.htm. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting Integrated Science Solutions Inc. Environmental at 452-3908. NAS Pensacola routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2012. Data obtained before Jan. 1, 2012, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. For any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, contact William Taylor at 452-3131 ext. 3003. F-35C from page 1

vehicles, MH-60R/S helicopters and carrier onboard delivery (COD) logistics aircraft. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, will serve as the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training both aircrew and maintenance personnel to fly and repair the F-35C. For more news from Commander, Naval Air Forces, visit www.news.navy.mil/local/airpac/ or the command’s official Facebook page at http://www. facebook. com/FlyNavy. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

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

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,

A.) Reserved parking placards will be managed at the installation level. Installations have the option of using a CNICgenerated dashboard placard template, in addition to parking lot placards which will be based on current color coding system (Blue: officers; Red: enlisted; Green: DoN civilians). The template provides for some standardization at all CNIC installations, but allows for minor changes to accommodate unique local circumstances. Contact your region or base pass and tag office for details. Q.) How will I be able to enter military bases that require decals if I don’t have a vehicle decal? A.) This depends on the requirements of that particular service. You may be required to obtain a visitor’s pass. If you frequently visit installations that still require decals, you may wish to check and see if that installation will allow you to register your vehicle (and obtain a decal) for that particular base.

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technology, cryptology and intelligence. “We have to be as operationally ready in the cyberspace area as we are in every other war fighting mission,” Rogers said. “Cyber readiness, like readiness in all war fighting areas, is a team effort – it takes all of our teammates across the Navy.” CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. armed services and allied forces each year. With a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID oversees the development and administration of 226 courses at four commands, two detachments, and 16 learning sites throughout the United States and Japan. Joining Rogers for part of the day was Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), which is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Rogers and Quinn ate lunch with joint service students who were enrolled in the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC). “It’s always great to see young men and women in the early stages of their journey in uniform,” Rogers said. “You know as someone who has been in the Navy now for 32 years, it’s interesting to look back and think about myself when I started that journey as a 21-year-old ensign; it’s great to see these young men and women who are willing to serve something bigger than themselves.” One of those students Rogers chatted with during lunch was CTNSN Maxime Dugas-Davis of Blacksburg, Va. She said when she joined the Navy, she never expected to dine with a three-star admiral. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be able to meet with someone like Vice Adm. Rogers, who has so much experience in the Navy, and to have had such an engaging conversation with him,” Dugas-Davis said. “It was really awesome.” “The bottom line is we continue to generate out of Pensacola trained, ready, motivated Sailors who want to get out, whether they are going to sea, whether they are going to one of our sites ashore around the world; this organization continues to produce motivated men and women who have the tools they need to roll up their sleeves and get out there and actually do it, and to keep learning,” Rogers said. “We’re very fortunate to have CID as a part of the Navy team. I feel energized every time I come down here.” For more news from Center for Information Dominance, visit www.navy.mil/local/corry.

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Testosterone replacement: Investigate truth, myth By Lt. Cmdr. Guillermo Patino Naval Hospital Pensacola

I recently had a patient tell me that he was receiving testosterone replacement therapy from a physician in the community because his physician at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) would not replace it. As I looked at his labs, I noted that he had not been started on testosterone replacement because his testosterone level was almost twice what is considered a normal value. When I inquired about the credentials of the physician that was providing him with this therapy, my patient stated that it was a civilian doctor who was a gynecologist by training, but who happened to do “testosterone replacement as a business on the side.” I was shocked to hear of such a practice and could not comprehend how anyone could go along with this ill advised plan. Not a week had passed after this exchange, when I got a call from a good friend who had questions about testosterone replacement because he had seen a civilian emergency medicine physician who had started him on testosterone replacement and, you guessed it, it was his “business on the side.” I still find it hard to believe that such dubious practices exist, but I get it, testosterone replacement is a hot item at the moment. Men want to be

Lt. Cmdr. Guillermo Patino, department head, Urology, NHP, targets the trend of testoterone replacement for June, which is Men’s Health Month. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

faster, live longer and regain the vitality that they once enjoyed in their youth. Television commercials and infomercials are constant reminders that testosterone replacement might, in fact, be the mythical “Fountain of Youth” that has famously eluded even the most daring explorers. Nonetheless, testosterone replacement should be approached with trepidation, particularly when the person telling you that you will benefit from it is a person who offers you this therapy outside of his scope of practice. Gynecologists and emergency room physicians are not trained in

the management of men with low testosterone and in fact, there are many urologists who themselves are leery of providing this type of therapy to patients because the truth is that there is much that is unknown about the appropriateness of testosterone replacement in certain age groups, particularly men of normal sexual and reproductive function. Virtually all large randomized controlled trials looking to establish a “normal” testosterone value were conducted in men who were well into their 60s and it remains unclear as to how reliable these studies were in setting the benchmark for all testosterone replacement. Testosterone fluctuates greatly in men, it binds to several proteins within serum and thus the portion of testosterone that is available to exert its end-organ effects will vary based on age, body mass index (BMI) and the time of day the blood is tested. In addition, numerous clinical conditions exist that can alter testosterone values including type II diabetes, thyroid disorders and alcohol consumption, to name a few. Another important variable, and in my opinion, one that is of great concern is that there are many lab assays available to evaluate you testosterone level. This means that if you go to five different labs, you might very well get five different results. This lack of standardization is actually fairly commonplace in clinical

laboratories, but it can certainly make the management of hypogonadal (low testosterone) men difficult. If this is not enough to confuse you, then you should also know that the symptoms of low testosterone are very common in men with other disorders, such as depression, liver disease, anxiety and hypothyroidism. With all this being said, it might not surprise you to know that there is no universally accepted threshold for determining when a man has low testosterone. Practically speaking, it is important to recognize that lab values can be abnormally low for very good reasons, and that not all men who have symptoms of low testosterone should have testosterone replacement therapy. You might ask yourself what the harm is in replacing something that is naturally occurring in the body? But testosterone replacement is not a benign therapy. Some common side effects include fluid retention, worsening of sleep apnea and acne. Testosterone replacement can have significant consequences in men with undiagnosed prostate cancer. In this case, the cancer can grow and become more clinically relevant than it had been. In young fertile men, decreased sperm count and permanent infertility can occur. Cholesterol can increase and breast enlargement can also ensue. Some of these side effects are not that uncommon and require close monitor-

ing during the course of therapy. I often tell my patients that they need to be good consumers of their health care, ask their doctor questions and educate themselves about their medical conditions. While many men are likely to benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, the diagnosis of low testosterone is not an easy one to make and the clinical decision to start therapy needs to be made in conjunction with a clinician who is aware of the many pitfalls involved in the management of hypogonadal men. Note: Beneficiaries of NHP should speak to their provider or Medical Home Port Team if they have questions about testosterone replacement therapy.

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NAVFAC Southeast recognizes STAR performance From Earl Bittner NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs

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aval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast’s Public Works Department Pensacola presented Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program awards to Gulf Power/Chevron Energy Solutions and Eagle Environmental Solutions Inc. June 6 for achievements in safety onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. “As we strive to deliver a quality product, on time and within budget, we must not lose sight of safety as our number one priority,” said NAS Pensacola Public Works Officer Cmdr. Steve Zimmerman. “As contracting agents, we work closely with the vendors to ensure compliance with the contract and, most importantly, providing a safe work environment.”

The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource – its people. “Eagle Environmental is honored to receive the prestigious Star Safety Award from the U.S. Navy,” said Chris Posey, president and owner of Eagle Environmental Solutions Inc.

(Left-right) Lt. Cmdr. Rich Contreras, Facilities Engineering and Aquisition Division (FEAD) director, Public Works Department, NAS Pensacola; Andrew Saleh, project manager, Gulf Power; Houston Farr, superintendent/QC manager/site and safety and health officer, Chevron Energy Solutions; and Cmdr. Steve Zimmerman, public works officer, NAS Pensacola, pose for a photo after the presentations of the Safety Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) program awards June 6. The STAR award is a significant achievement and is awarded by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) only to those companies that demonstrate a proactive corporate safety posture in protecting its most valuable resource – its people. Photo by Public Works Department, NAS Pensacola

“This is significant recognition for our hardworking team. Our people are our most valuable resource and we strive to provide the

safest working environment possible.” Safety achievements from the Gulf Power/ Chevron Energy Solutions included energy

efficiency improvements to nine buildings on NAS Pensacola, and Eagle Environmental was recognized for its safety achievements on

renovations and the addition of a library to the Navy Operational Medicine Institute, Bldg. 1954, onboard NAS Pensacola.

Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation awards academic scholarship to NASP military housing resident From Russell Downing Community Manager/Balfour Beatty Communities

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ties recently congratulated NAS Pensacola resident Samuel Peterson on his academic scholarship award for the 20132014 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. Peterson will be attending Florida State University. “On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to congratulate this year’s very accomplished scholarship winners. We are proud to support all scholarship recipients on their academic pursuit,” said Chris Williams, president of Balfour Beatty Communities Founda-

tion. “Our hope is that this contribution to their academic pursuits will support their continued development as leaders and positive influencers in their communities. All recipients are on the path to do great things.” Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation (BBCF) has awarded 32

(Right-left) NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso congratulates NASP resident Samuel Peterson. Peterson is an active-duty dependent and was recently selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship from amongst all of Balfour Beatty Communities’ military properties nationwide. Also pictured with Peterson is his mother Amy Peterson and Balfour Beatty’s Russell Downing.

academic scholarships in total to the children of active-duty military members for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. As part of the foundation’s goal to promote

the pursuit of education and a commitment to community leadership, BBCF awards academic scholarships to wellqualified military housing residents that are

high school seniors and/or undergraduate students attending accredited educational/ technical institutions. Qualifying recipients must be family of ac-

tive-duty military members currently residing in military housing managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to honoring active, disabled and fallen military personnel and their families. The foundation accomplishes this mission by creating veterans memorials honoring the unselfish contributions and sacrifices of our military personnel; assisting returning service members requiring speciallyadapted homes; and providing financial support to the children of military families in the form of scholarships to support the pursuit of education. For more information, visit www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org.


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Non-resident training courses website back online By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Following a site maintenance outage that lasted longer than anticipated, the Navy’s Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) website: https://www. courses. netc. navy. mil/ has been returned to service as of June 18. Several Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) websites and applications were offline for updates

and maintenance starting June 3. As site upgrades are completed, the websites have come back online. “Returning the 99 NETC subordinate websites to service has taken longer than originally expected and we regret

the impact to our customers,” said David Schisler, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center’s (NETPDTC) director of operations and infrastructure. “The vast majority of NETC sites are

back online and we are working to bring the remainder up as soon as possible.” Personnel that were adversely impacted by the NRTC down time (June 7-18) should contact the help desk at 1 (877) 264-8583 or

Navy training reviewed for college credit By Ens. Jacqui Wengler NETC PAO

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) and Center for Information Dominance (CID) are the latest commands to continue receiving recommended college credits for their training. The American Council on Education (ACE) completed its review of 42 training courses June 18-20 for the CNATT onboard NAS Pensacola and CID at NASP Corry Station. The courses reviewed were either new or had undergone revisions since the last ACE review. “We promise our Sailors a lifetime of career opportunities,” said Roland Perez, Naval Education and Training Command’s (NETC) educational program and management analyst. “Sailors have the chance to submit credits they receive from their training towards most colleges and universities.” Capt. Katherine Erb, CNATT commanding officer, spoke to civilian academic professionals from ACE before their review. “I think the ACE training evalua-

tions are a fabulous idea. The courses we instruct provide our Sailors and Marines with skills for their military careers; the fact that this training also provides an opportunity to gain civilian college credit is of even more benefit to our personnel,” said Erb. “This is a great experience for the instructors, as well. It is motivational to teach a military course that you know is equivalent to a college course. We are very appreciative for what ACE continues to do for our military.” ACE supports the educational goals of the Navy’s Sailors throughout all learning centers within NETC. By recommending academic credits for training course work and/or occupational experience, ACE provides an additional benefit to military. “We have a great working relationship with ACE. The Navy is leading the way for other military branches in regard to instruction, training courses and number of academic credits recommended by ACE,” says Perez. The life span of credit recommendation is 10 years, after which the particular training course or occupa-

tion (if still active) must be re-evaluated. Training courses may be recommended for academic credits on four levels (vocational-certificate, associate/lower division baccalaureate degree, upper division baccalaureate and graduate degree). The content of the training courses or service occupation’s value affects the number of academic credits that may be recommended by ACE. “Sailors should refer to their Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript (SMART), a complete educational and training history of a member while serving in the Navy, when planning for their education or career,” said Perez. “ACE credit recommendations are published online in the ACE Guide. The Navy College Office (NCO) counselors use this guide as a standard reference for both active duty personnel and veterans.” The results of the ACE review will be announced in the next few months. To learn more about the ACE Military Guide, visit www. acenet. edu/ news-room/ Pages/ MilitaryGuide-Online.aspx/.

NRTC@navy.mil for individual assistance on a case-bycase basis. For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at: https:// www. netc. navy. mil.

Commissary: More furlough information online From
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FORT LEE, Va. – The top official at Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) recently announced that, due to furloughs, most military commissaries will close one day a week. The Pensacola commissary will be closed on Mondays from July 8 through Sept. 30, according to local DeCA managers. The commissary schedule will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Other than the furlough day, there are no other changes planned for store operation hours. The announcement comes as DeCA follows Department of Defense protocols related to the automatic federal government budget reductions, known as sequestration, which began March 1. Like most DoD activities, DeCA is mandated by DoD to furlough its civil service employees. Furlough notices were delivered to DeCA employees between May 28 and June 5. As sequestration continues, commissary customers can quickly find out about any changes to their local store’s operating schedule by going to www.commissaries.com, clicking on the “Locations” tab, then “Alphabetical Listing,” finding their store and clicking on “local store information.” Patrons are reminded that because sequestration is so fluid, DeCA’s plan for this budget-cutting measure is subject to change.


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HT-18 claims CNO safety awards From Jay Cope NASWF PAO

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he Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Commander Naval Safety Center presented the CNO Aviation Safety Award and “Grampaw Pettibone” Media Award to Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT18) in recognition of the squadron’s outstanding, multi-faceted safety program. Safety awards are given to recognize operational excellence, exemplary safety contributions and to further the naval aviation safety program. HT-18 stood out from their CNATRA counterparts as reviewed through the a wide variety of safety oriented categories: safety philosophy, command safety assessment, fatigue awareness study, operational risk management program, human, aviation safety awareness program (ASAP), premishap drills, liberty safety, safety/NATOPS programs and many others. “We are proud that we have a truly pervasive safety culture through our commanding officer’s routine precedence … All students and IPs (instructor pilots) are resonating. Unlike combat, we always feel we have the flexibility to stop and proceed in the safest manner,” Maj. Daniel Rubel, HT-18 safety officer said. Rubel emphasized that the many considerations accounted for before any flight or evolution ensure each of the sons, daughters, wives, and “hubbies” in his care are well taken care of. “There are a number of ways we stair-step our evolutions to get everyone on the same page, we do not leave the briefing spaces until we are all clear on all operations,” he explained. Observing weather minimums, performing proper maintenance checks, utilizing effective communication, safety,

and training each serve as “stairsteps” that lead up to, and through, every exercise of this exemplary training squadron. Rubel’s enthusiasm for the program was apparent as he beamed with pride when he said: “We’re very proud of the work Lt. Cmdr Ally Shuler, former safety officer, and her team did, and hope to make it (CNO Safety Award) again this year.” Lt. Jonathon Kane, assistant safety officer, identified a few incentives HT-18 offers individuals that perpetuate its culture of safety which include superman inspired patches and superstarstyle parking. “We are always on the lookout for conspicuous acts of gallantry,” Rubel affirmed. The safety office regularly hands outs award patches to such conspicuous “Safety Pros.” Moreover, the Safety Pro Award rewards individuals with a week of parking in the CO’s parking spot if they are associated with a qualifying safe act. “A former student, Ens. Chelsea Rheaume, caught a bolt improperly installed and when she reported it, maintenance later found six others (helicopters) with similar conditions,” Kane said of one safety pro award recipient. All individuals have access to an anonymous online survey to report such instances. The ASAP is utilized by students and instructor pilots after each flight to report unsafe practices.

Lt. Jonathon Kane, HT-18 assistant safety officer, and Maj. Daniel Rubel, HT-18 safety officer, pause outside the squadron’s “wall of safety.”

“There was one (ASAP) report about non-compatible NVG (night vision goggle) lighting … We brought it up to the TraWing-5 Safety Counsel and they were able to find a solution with in the day,” Kane reported. It is a requirement that all members of the flight crew fill out ASAPs so the commanding officer can ensure his standards are being upheld at all times. This forum also re-enforces the importance of crew resource management by allowing all ranks to provide feed back. “Students and instructors do a great job with ASAPs … The fact that we have to (participate) is mandated, but the thoroughness of what our ‘Eagles’ are reporting makes it so special,” Rubel clarified. ASAPs act as “after action reports” and are hung on the media board for public review and procedure improvement where applicable. HT-18’s creative presentation of new ideas, to include the use of humor and multimedia displays, is what earned them this year’s Gram-

paw Pettibone Media Award. “In addition to an outstanding safety record, commands and ships selected must have aggressive aviation safety programs that contribute new ideas in mishap prevention for the general benefit of Naval Aviation,” Rear Adm. G.E. Mayer, special assistant for safety matters, stated in the instruction detailing the award standards. The safety team keeps the squadron current in training with periodic “safety stand-downs,” an all-hands briefing of updates to all aspects of safety, not just aviation. In the interim, Kane provides his squadron with an interactive “safety wall” that consists of a flat screen TV projecting a power point display, large bulletin board, and two “any mouse” (anonymous comment boxes) located about the squadron. “We’re standing on the shoulders of safety giants,” he said in reference to the former safety team of Shuler; Capt. Ryan White, former aviation safety officer; and Lt. Bruce Plummer, former ground safety officer;

whose steadfast dedication to HT-18 made the award possible. Kane has spent the last month improving on White’s award winning wall of safety. “Humor catches people’s attention. That’s why we wear Hawaiian shirts to safety standdowns,” Kane offered lightheartedly. “This board mentions the ‘safety pros,’ and uses scrolling stories, pictures and humor to keep you involved.” As squadron members walk the halls between the briefing spaces, ready rooms, and administrative offices, they can readily view the latest ASAP reportings, updated instructions, or simply enjoy a safety-related comic. The variation of concepts and information the safety officers capitalize on makes this eye-catching media a truly award worthy representation of HT-18’s clear safety precedence. Evidence of the squadron’s contribution to the Navy and Marine Corp’s economy of operations through safety can be found in the May-June 2013 edition of Approach magazine.

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Commissary to cut hours on July 4

The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours for the Independence Day holiday. The commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. July 4. Regular hours will resume July 5. For more information, call 452-6880.

NMCRS store to be closed for a week

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop aboard NASP Corry Station will be closed from today, June 28, to July 8. The store is scheduled to reopen at 9 a.m. July 9. For more information, call 452-2300.

Parents can take infant massage class

The Fleet & Family Support Center has scheduled an infant massage class for 9 a.m. today, June 28. Target ages are 2 months to 6 months. The class size is limited to 10 parents only. Anyone interested in taking the class needs to make reservations with Sheila McNeely at 452-5609. For more information or if you have additional questions, call 452-5673 or 346-9129.

Concert celebrates Black Music Month

Pensacola State College’s Black History/ Multicultural Committee is celebrating June as Black Music Month by presenting the ensemble Sage in concert at 7 p.m. today, June 28, at the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, Bldg. 23. Sage is an all-women jazz, blues and contemporary ensemble. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for Pensacola State College students with a current college ID. Tickets are available at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and one hour prior to performance at the Amos Studio Box Office. For more information, call 484-1759.

County plans special waste roundup

A Regional Roundup will be under way from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, June 29, at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place. Regional Roundup events provide an opportunity to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste, shoes and up to four tires per vehicle, free of charge. All types of clean, dry, electronics will be accepted. Electronics that have been partially recycled will not be accepted. Appliances, including fans and air conditioners, will not be accepted. Shoes are also being collected for the Soles4Souls program. Donated shoes should be bound together with a rubber band. For more information, call the Escambia County Department of Solid Waste Management at 9372160.

Vietnam vet to talk about trucks

Ron Smith of Pensacola will talk about his experiences with truck convoys in Vietnam at a “Heroes Among Us” gathering at 6 p.m. today, June 28, at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway. Smith, a former U.S. Army sergeant, was part of the 360th Transportation Company from 1968 to 1970. He will bring a vehicle like the ones used in Vietnam. Smith’s talk is the second in a series sponsored by the local Marine Corps League J.R. Spears Detachment 066 to boost understanding of military experiences. The free gatherings are scheduled for last Friday of every month through October at Veterans Memorial Park. Light food and water will be provided; participants are urged to bring chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held at A&J Mugs, 24 North Palafox St. Donations will be accepted for the Marine Corps League’s Marines in Distress fund for veterans in need. For more information, go to www.firstgiving. com/fundraiser/edwardrouse/MarineInDistress FundraisingPage.

Mustang to make stop in Pensacola

The Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) High Five Tour will be making a stop at World Ford, 6397 Pensacola Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, June 29. The cross country tour features a specially prepared 2013 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Mustang. The goal is to raise funds to build two “smart homes” for wounded warriors. Anyone who makes a donation will get to sign the car with a special pen. The 2011 High Five Tour Shelby Mustang was sold for $700,000 in April 2012 at an auction in Arizona. For more information, go to www.gulfcoast mustangclub.org.

Enter your team in the Doggie Bowl

Individuals and teams will be participating in the Humane Society of Pensacola’s Doggie Bowl, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, June 29, at Cordova Lanes. The Humane Society of Pensacola is a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs located at 5 North Q St. Teams of four to six people cost $20 per person with shoe rental and five door prize tickets included.

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 grand prize is a trophy and a $100 gift certificate for a team dinner. Other activities include a team costume contest. For details or entry forms, go to www.humane societyofpensacola.org and click on News and Events. You can also send an e-mail to kim@matheselectric.com.

to offer ideas, suggestions and recommendations to the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC). Sub-committees include marketing, awards, special events and materials. For more information, contact CFC Director Ron Denson by phone at 452-2029 or by e-mail at cfcdir@escarsaocfc.org.

University announces fall registration

Fall registration has begun for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education (WED) and Development and Health Care Management (HCM) bachelor’s degree programs. The fall semester begins Aug. 24. Classes are held online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building. Credit is also awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 or by e-mail at wspradlin@siu.edu for WED, or Beth Huston at 455-2449 or by e-mail at bhuston@siu.edu for HCM.

Free tennis clinic offered at NASP

Panhandle Community Theatre is presenting “Black Box,” a collection of comedy skits written by local playwrights. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, June 28, and tomorrow, June 29, and 2:30 p.m. June 30 at 4646 Woodbine Road, off Highway 90 in the Storage Masters Center in Pace. Tickets are $15. There is limited seating for each show. For reservations call (850) 221-7599 or e-mail info@panhandlecommunitytheatre.com.

The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) is offering a free tennis clinic for area youth as part of the 2013 Pensacola Racquet Round Up. The clinic is scheduled for July 29 at Naval Air Station Pensacola tennis courts. Ages 6-8 (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and ages 9-12 (10 a.m. to noon). All skill levels are welcome. Area tennis professionals will lead the instruction. Participants are encouraged to bring racquets if they have them, appropriate tennis shoes and clothes, water bottle and sun screen. Racquets will be available to use during the clinic. Parents can register their children online at www.pensacolasports.com or by visiting tennis centers or pro shops to fill out a paper form.

Special blood drives tied to holiday

Cornhole tournament to be June 29

Group presenting comedy skits

Blood donations are always needed, especially during the summer months. A pre-Fourth of July blood drive is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, June 28, at the WEARTV, Channel 3, studio at 4990 Mobile Highway. Donors will receive a wellness check, a cholesterol screening, a commemorative T-shirt and a $10 Walmart gift card. There will also be blood drives at several area Walmart locations July 1 and July 3. For more information, go to www.oneblood. org/outback/.

Vacation Bible School announced

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 at the J.B. McKamey Center (directly across from the chapel building). The program is for children ages 4 through those entering sixth grade. The theme is “Jungle Jaunt, Responding to the One True God.” Activities will include adventure-filled Bible stories, rainforest crafts, time outdoors and songs. For more information, call 452-2341, option 5.

Pediatrics department extending hours

Starting July 1, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Pediatrics Department will offer extended hours to enrolled beneficiaries. The new hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. These new hours will provide greater flexibility to meet the busy schedules of patients and help reduce emergency room visits. To schedule an appointment with pediatrics, which can usually be made the same day, call 5057121, use RelayHealth or go to www.tricare onlinecom.

5K run/walk scheduled for July 13

A 5K run/walk run being presented by the Multicultural Committee (MCC) is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. July 13 on the NAS Pensacola chip trail. The Ronald McDonald House will receive 20 percent and the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society will receive 10 percent of the proceeds. The rest of the money raised will benefit future MCC events. Prizes include a $150 gift card, a $100 tattoo gift card and gift cards from Red Lobster. Registration is $20 per person For more information, contact HM2 Oral Manning at 505-6698, or HM3 Jerome Jeffrey at 5057111 or (561) 891-8491.

Budget for Baby classes scheduled

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 and July 25 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon July 20 in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

EscaRosa CFC getting ready for 2013

The EscaRosa Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is in the initial planning stages for the 2013 program and there are several ways you can get involved. Recommendations are being accepted for federal employees to participate in sub-committees

A Gulf Coast Cornhole Series tournament is scheduled for tomorrow, June 29, at Angler’s Beachside Grill in Fort Walton Beach. Teams of two will compete for gift cards and prizes at a series of qualifying tournaments. Remaining qualifying tournaments are July 20 at Flora-Bama, Aug. 17 at Bamboo Willi’s, Sept. 21 at Bamboo Willie’s, and Oct. 19 at Juana’s Pagodas. Participants can register online at www.kaboomssc.com/tournaments, mail in a registration form, or sign-up at the event location the day of the event. Cost is $20 per team with online or mail-in registration, and $30 per team at the door. For more information go to www.kaboomssc.com.

Student program needs host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world. Participants will share their home for a semester or school year.  Students have pocket money for personal expenses and health, accident and liability insurance. Students are academically selected, and host families can choose a student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE, call Lisa Ries or Rebecca Watson at 1 (800) 473-0696 at the ASSE Southern Regional Office. For more information or to complete an online application, go to www.host.asse.com.

PSC offering baskeball camp

Registration is going on now for Pensacola State College’s Summer Basketball Camp. The Pete Pena Summer Basketball Camp 2013 is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 8-11 or July 15-18 at the Lou Ross Center, Bldg. 3, on the Pensacola campus. It is geared for boys ages 7-14. Cost is $100 per camper per week. Campers will receive a T-shirt as well as tickets to next year’s regular season PSC Boys Basketball home games. For more information, contact Joedy Murdock at 484-1306. For a brochure, go to www.pensacola state.edu, click athletics, sports, men’s basketball and men’s camps.

Children can learn to fish at PSC

Children ages 6 to 12 can reel in some fun and experience fishing at Pensacola State College's Kids’ College. Fishing and boating is offered in two-week sessions through Aug. 2. Times vary according to age group. Each session costs $58. Activities include rod and reel casting techniques, cast net throwing, knot tying, fish descriptions, recycling and conservation techniques and much more. The students also go fishing at the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge each Friday. Supported by a Fish Florida grant, each student receives a fishing pole to take home at the end of the course. Funding is provided from the sale of specialized sailfish license plates. Kids’ College registration is available at any Pensacola State College campus 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or online at www.pensacolastate.edu/continuingeducation. For more information, call the PSC Continuing Education Office at 484-1797.


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GOSPORT Local fireworks shows in the Pensacola area From staff reports

Here is a listing of some of the main Fourth of July fireworks displays in the local area: • Pensacola: The Sertoma Fourth of July Celebration features a full day of activities starting at 11 a.m. in Seville Square. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. with synchronized broadcast on Cat Country 98.7. Admission is free. For more information, go to http:// pensacola fireworks. com/ sertoma/. • Pensacola Beach: The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce celebration will feature fireworks starting at 9 p.m. in Santa Rosa Sound, just offshore from Quietwater Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call 932-1500, or go to www.pensacolabeachchamber.com. • Milton: The Riverfest July Fourth Celebration will take place in historic downtown Milton at South Willing Street in the Riverwalk area. Festivities start at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. There will be a fireworks display over the Blackwater River at dark. Admission is free. For more information, call (850) 623-2339 or go to www.srcchamber.com. • Navarre Beach: A Thursdays in the Park concert is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 4. A fireworks show, sponsored by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, will follow the concert. The show will launch over the Santa Rosa Sound. Admission is free. For more information, call (850) 939-3267. • Gulf Shores: The annual fireworks extravaganza is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. July 4. The show will be shot from the Gulf Shores Public Beach and will feature a variety of specialty shell fireworks. Tune your radio to Sunny 105.7 for fireworks information and simultaneous patriotic music. Rain date is July 5. For more information, call (251) 968-1172 or go to www.gulfshoresal.gov.

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Fireworks: It’s better and way safer to go to the show From National Fire Protection Association

Permanent scarring, loss of vision, dismemberment – these are too often the harsh realities of amateur fireworks use. To keep the public safe from fireworksrelated injuries and deaths, the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges everyone to treat fireworks, whether legal or illegal for consumers, as suitable only for use by trained professionals. According to NFPA, amateur fireworks use endangers not only the users, but also bystanders and surrounding property and structures. Pyrotechnic devices ranging from sparklers to aerial rockets cause thousands of fires and serious injuries each year. “Safe and sane fireworks don’t exist,” said Dr. John Hall, NFPA’s division manager of fire analysis and research. “When things go wrong with fireworks, they go very wrong, very fast, far faster than any fire protection provisions can reliably respond.” In recent years, fireworks have been one of the leading causes of injuries serious enough to require hospital emergency room treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, or scars or even death or disfigurement that can last a lifetime. The thousands of serious injuries each year typically harm the eyes, head, or

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hands, and are mostly reported in states where fireworks are legal. Even sparklers, which are considered by many to be harmless, reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees. Wooded areas, homes, and even automobiles have become engulfed in flames because of fireworks. Fireworks-related fires have typically caused at least $20 million in property loss (not adjusted for inflation) each year in recent years. A substantial portion of the structure fire property loss due to fireworks typically involves bottle rockets or other fireworks rockets. These rockets can land on rooftops or wedge within certain structures and still retain enough heat to cause a fire. Public fireworks displays are a safer alternative. Conducted by trained professionals, these displays are the smartest and safest choice for anyone because they are established under controlled settings and regulations. After these displays, or any other time, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over. Fireworks that have been ignited and fail to immediately explode or discharge can cause injury because they may still be active. Children should always tell an adult if they find fireworks rather than picking up smoking or charred fireworks themselves, which is just too risky.

From NASP Safety Department

The Fourth of July holiday is a celebration of who we are as Americans. As we prepare to honor our national identity with parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues, it’s important to remember risk management. The American people rely on our Navy and Marine Corps to make it back to work after the holiday in one piece. • If you hit the water, make sure you know how to swim. Pay attention to posted signs and lifeguards. If, despite your best efforts, you get caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you’re out of the current. Trying to swim against it will only tire you out. Keep a close eye on small children.

Bring plenty of sunscreen and non-alcoholic beverages. Boating? Make sure everyone onboard has a personal floatation device and knows how to use it. • Planning a party? Be a responsible host. If you’re planning to serve alcohol, provide plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverage options as well. Make sure you limit your own consumption of alcohol so you can ensure none of your guests drink too much, get out of hand, or attempt to drive home under the influence. Stop serving alcohol at least an hour before the scheduled end of the party and be willing to provide a bed, couch, or piece of floor to anyone who needs to sleep it off. Think: Don’t let a poor decision ruin a good time.

A reminder from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast: NASPNCLAINST 11320.1H. states “Fireworks: The sale, use or storage of fireworks of any kind (to include sparklers) on the naval reservation, including Navyowned housing areas, are strictly prohibited.”

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(10) What’s red, white, blue and green? A patriotic turtle. (9) What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing. It just waved. (8) Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston? Because the horse was too heavy to carry. (7) How is a healthy person like the United States? They both have good “constitutions.” (6) What dance was very popular in 1776? The Indepen-dance. (5) What would you get if you crossed George Washington with cattle feed? The Fodder of Our Country. (4) Teacher: “Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?” Student: “On the bottom.” (3) Q: “Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?” A: “Yeah, it cracked me up.” (2) What did King George think of the American colonists? He thought they were revolting. (1) Do they have a Fourth of July in England? Yes. That’s how they get from July 3rd to July 5th.


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NHP has comptroller of the year By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

Lt. Cmdr. Mark Wakefield, director of Resource Management, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), was named the 2012 Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller of the Year June 17. Wakefield was one of five Navy comptrollers to receive an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, but he was the only one below the secretary of the Navy headquarters level. Wakefield was recognized for his efforts in reducing the growth in the cost of care at NHP by approximately 12 percent without a reduction in the care provided to beneficiaries. He was also recognized for innovations to improve contract management and audit readiness. This award is particularly significant this year as the DoD is currently facing financial restraints that make the work of a comptroller all the more difficult and important. “Lt. Cmdr. Wakefield’s expertise benefits the command daily,” said Capt. Christopher Quarles, executive officer, NHP. “He has been key in putting Naval Hospital Pensacola on the best footing possible to deal with the current fis-

cal environment. He has led his team to help the command appropriately identify funds to buy some new equipment, maintain our facilities and efficiently manage our many contracts.” Despite his recent recognition, Wakefield was a somewhat late bloomer into the world of financial management. Originally from Duluth, Minn., Wakefield joined the Army Reserve in 1986 after graduating high school. “I wanted to be a hockey player, but when that didn’t work out, I joined the (Army) reserve to be an infantryman.” During the next 15 years, Wakefield had an interesting career journey until he found his true calling as a comptroller. He went from a reserve infantryman in the Army to an active-duty personnel specialist in the Navy before going to college to earn degrees in political science and criminology from the University of Wisconsin and Florida State University. After school, he investigated computer crimes and robberies with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and then opened his own corporate dry cleaning business, which he later sold for a

Lt. Cmdr. Mark Wakefield, NHP director of Resource Management, was named the 2012 Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller of the Year June 17. This award is particularly significant this year as the DoD is currently facing financial restraints that make the work of a comptroller all the more difficult and important.

significant profit. He went on from there to become an account executive at Xerox Corp. While working at Xerox, Wakefield was approached by a Navy recruiter who suggested he come back to the Navy as an officer. After discussing it with his wife, he decided

to try the Navy again. “The biggest reason I came back into the Navy was the health care for my family,” said Wakefield, who ironically chose health care administration for his new Navy career. The Navy sent him to University of North Florida, where he earned a

second master’s degree, this time in health care administration. From there, he would serve as a comptroller at Naval Hospitals Great Lakes, Ill.; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Rota, Spain before reporting to NHP in 2011. When Wakefield arrived at NHP, he immediately began to implement program changes, some of which weren’t popular at first. “I started working on building a staff that could accomplish more with less, as increased fiscal constraints and workload was imminent,” said Wakefield. The results from improved decision-support came quickly for NHP, which was able to lower the cost to care for enrolled beneficiaries without effecting the operation of the hospital. The hospital saw a negative 1.2 percent inflation of per member per month costs in 2012, which is lower than the Navy average of a 4.4 percent increase. In 2012, inpatient and outpatient care direct costs were reduced by 10 percent and 17 percent respectively and travel costs were reduced by 16 percent. All of these reductions occurred at a time when most Military Treatment Facilities are experiencing an increase in health

care costs for patients. “Having a subject matter expert like Lt. Cmdr. Wakefield on the staff is the difference between succeeding and failing in this environment,” said Quarles. “His ability to break down the complex processes of fiscal management are helping our middle managers be better stewards of our resources and contributing to their development as the leaders of tomorrow.” With fiscal restraints likely to continue, Wakefield is committed to building upon the successes he has started at NHP. “The job is definitely harder with less money, but I want to make NHP the business model for delivering health care in the military,” said Wakefield. Despite his accomplishments in business and financial management, Wakefield has several unusual goals he would like to accomplish when he does retire from the Navy. “I would love to have anything to do with the Minnesota Twins, even to be a grounds crew member if that’s all there was for me,” said Wakefield. “Short of mowing grass for the Twins, I also dream of becoming a tug boat captain.”

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Aquatic options: Children can learn to swim, paddle or sail From NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department

The aquatics program offers a wide variety of camps as well as swimming lessons during the summer. July events include: • Water Babies: Parents and babies, 6 months to 3 years. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 13, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3 at Mustin pool. $30 active-duty and retired, $35 DoD and $40 civilian. • Paddle board camp: Ages 10 to 16. 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 15 to July 19 at Bayou Grande Marina. Learn the techniques of standup paddle boarding. $60 active-duty

and retired, $65 DoD and $70 civilian. • Kayak Kamps: Kayaking Out & About for ages 10 to 16. 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 8 to July 12 at Blue Angel Recreation Center. Maneuvering the Bayou, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 to July 26 at Bayou Grande Marina. $60 active-duty and retired, $65 DoD and $70 civilian. • Kayak Kidz Kamp: For ages 7 to 9. Manuevering the Bayou, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 22 through July 26 at Bayou Grande Marina. $60 activeduty and retired, $65 DoD and $70 civilian. • Swim lessons: Ages 3 to 5 and 6 and older classes. Morn-

ing and afternoon group lessons and private afternoon lessons. Both one- and two-week sessions. Call 452-9429 for dates, times and prices. • Sailing camp: Ages 10 to 16. 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday July 8 to July 12 at Blue Angel Recreation Park. One-week camp. $150. • Sailing camp: Ages 10 to 16. 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday July 15 to July 26 at Bayou Grande Marina. Two-week camp. $275. • Wacky Wednesday: All ages. July 3 at Mustin pool. Open until 8 p.m. Theme is “Patriotic Passion!” Prizes for most decorative. • Wacky Wednesday: All

ages. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 17 at Corry pool. Theme is “Gold Rush!” Children can search for gold nuggets and win prizes. • Puddle Jumpers: Ages 5 to 8. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Mustin Beach pool. “Lobsters Walk Sideways, Crabs Walk Straight,” July 9 to July 11. “Scooters Don’t Always Have Wheels (sea urchins and starfish),” July 30 to Aug. 1. $45 active-duty and retired, $50 DoD and $55 civilian. • Water Safety Patrol: Ages 7 to 10. 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Bayou Grande family picnic center. “Hands On-Feet Wet – Swim Safe.” “A Sandy Mys-

tery,” July 29 to Aug. 2. $60 active-duty and retired, $65 DoD and $70 civilian. • Marine science: Ages 11 to 15. Monday through Friday at Bayou Grande family picnic center. “Dead Fish Talking,” 8 a.m. to noon July 15 to July 19. “Shark Bites.” 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2. $60 active-duty and retired, $65 DoD and $70 civilian. For information or registration, call 452-9429 or 5545700. The aquatics office is in Bldg. 3203 aboard NAS Pensacola (behind Mustin Beach Club). For details on aquatic programs, bo to http://nas pensacola-mwr.com/water/ aquatics.html.

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Boats bringing in big fish Spectators can hang out at dock to watch weigh in By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Anglers from across the Southeast are out on the Gulf to compete in the 42nd annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. The tournament presented by The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club has been an annual tradition since 1970, and spectators are welcome to come down to Plaza de Luna at the southern end of Palafox Street to watch the boats unload and weigh in their catches, according to Billy Enfinger, this year’s tournament director. “Anglers will be competing for prizes and cash awards fishing for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, swordfish, yellowfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo,” Enfinger said. This year promises to be one of the most competitive, Enfinger said, because the club has added a $50,000 cash award for the first “billfish grand slam” – three of the designated species caught by one angler in one day. Scales are scheduled to be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, June 28, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, June 29. Boats must be in line at the marina at 9 p.m. to weigh their fish. For spectators, there will be music and educational material and presentations. Food, ice cream and Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club official merchandise will be on sale, and their will be face painting for children. As an added bonus, you can watch the sun set on Pensacola Bay. The tournament is a qualifying event for the World Billfish Series, and the winner receives an invita-

A blue marlin hangs from the scale during a past Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. Photo by Billy Enfinger

tion to fish the Offshore World Championship. Last year, 62 boats competed and the tournament champ – the Click Through out of Gulf Breeze – brought a 492.6 pound blue marlin to the dock. Other fish brought to the scales

included one blue marlin (104-inch minimum), three swordfish (60inch minimum), 39 tuna, 36 wahoo and 33 dolphin. There were 33 billfish released, 12 blue marlin, 17 white marlin, and four sailfish. For more information, call 4534638 or go to www.pbgfc.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Now You See Me,” PG-13, 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.; “After Earth,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“After Earth,” PG-13, 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m.; “Fast and Furious 6,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 8:10 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, noon (free admission); “Now You See Me,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m.; “Hangover 3,” R, 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Despicable Me” (3D), PG, noon; “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “After Earth,” PG-13, 4:40 p.m.; “The Great Gatsby” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Peeples,” PG-13, 12:20 p.m.; “Fast and Furious 6,” PG-13, 2:20 p.m.; “Now You See Me,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Hangover 3,” R, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Peeples,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Hangover 3,” R, 7:10 p.m.

TUESDAY

“After Earth,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Now You See Me,” PG-13, 7:20 p.m.; “Fast and Furious 6,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Despicable Me” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m. (free admission); “The Great Gatsby” (3D), PG-13, 3 p.m. (free admission); “Fast and Furious 6,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “The Incredibles,” PG, noon (free admission); “Despicable Me” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m. (free admission); “After Earth,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Now You See Me,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

Portside Cinemas will be CLOSED for Indpendence Day holiday.

COST

Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

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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 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Movies on the Lawn: Movies begin at dusk on second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. “Frankenweenie” is scheduled for July 13. “Madagascar 3” is scheduled for July 27. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies and popcorn are free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 4522372. • Tiny Tots PT: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Thursday at Family Fitness Center, Bldg. 3712, Corry Station. Special exercise and routines designed for the little ones. Parent participation is required. For more information, call 452-6004. • Matinee movies: Portside Cinemas is offering free matinee movies every Wednesday in June. Movie times are noon and 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-3522. • Tennis clinics: Monday and Wednesday at A.C. Read courts. Ages 10 and younger, 3:15 to 4 p.m.; ages 11 to 17, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Private and group lessons also available. Instructor is USPTA tennis professional Cameron Jones. Cost is $10. For information, call 292-3502. • Youth bowling camps: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-18 and Aug. 14-16 at Corry Bowling Center. For ages 5 to 18. Cost is $60. Each camp includes bowling, lunch and learning sections with coach. For more information, call 4526380. • Learn to sail: Mate A Class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of month. Cost is $35. Mate B Class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of month. Cost is $40. Boat rental included. Sign up at the Outpost Marina. For more information, call 453-4530. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. Tickets are available for the Daytona Coke Zero 400 Race at Daytona International Speedway July 5-6. For information, call 452-6354. • Energy-a-thon: 9 a.m. to noon July 10 at Radford Fitness Center. An aerobathon while partnering with energy awareness. For more information, call 452-9845. • Speedy Gonzalez Triathlon: July 10 at NASP Corry Station Wellness Center. Row/bike/walk-run 500 meters in each discipline. Start and finish anytime between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. Registration closes at 4 p.m. July 5. For more information, call 452-7813. • Child care providers wanted: The Child Development Home (CDH) Care Program is accepting applications from people interested in opening their homes to children primarily age 2 and younger. Families seek quality child care on a daily basis for full-time, part-time and drop-in care. Applicants who pass training, background checks and home/fire/preventative medicine inspections are certified and then recieve faily feferrals through CDH. For more information, call 572-5026.

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 www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.


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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; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members and DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your health, both physically and mentally. Learn how to recognize stress and become more

productive, happier and healthier. This class explores different stress management tips and techniques to managing stress. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Sea Cadets: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a small group of young people (male and female) ages 11 to 18, are looking for adult volunteers who are experienced in military matters. For more information, contact CTT2 James Barrett at James.d.barrett1@navy.mil. • Pensacola Habitat for Human-

ity: Volunteers are need to help build houses. You must be at least 16 years old and be willing to work an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. For dates, times and locations or any other information, call 434-5456, ext. 140. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail info@learntoreadnwf.org. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 5 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.


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Italian-made vintage SIP desk telephone sets (2). Cream color, push button, will operate in USA, 27 inch color $50 each cash. TV, Samsung 497-9780 plus stand $35. 19 inch color Raleigh RetTV/VHS plus roglide street over 50 movies cruiser bicycle, $15. 458-5464 26” men’s, new Cherry 5- seat, 1995 vindrawer chest tage, great conwith pedestal dition, original feet. Paid owners man$500, selling ual, halogen for $225. Ex- headlight & red light, cellent condi- rear tires, tion. Call: WSW $75 cash. 497455-8028 9780 Oak 3-drawer dresser with 2 desktop 486 mirror, $125. c o m p u t e r s Call: 455-8028 w / n u m e r o u s programs and Wooden Gun monitors, $35 Cabinet holds 8 each. 455-3362 rifles, glass etched panel, C o u c h , locking top and loveseat, otlocking ammo t o m a n , area. $150. m e d i u m Call: 455-8028 brown, very nice, $400, Cream color 479-9321 leather sofa,

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