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Water quality reports ... The 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports for the NAS Pensacola/Corry Station and Saufley Field water

systems are available to view at https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_pensacola.html. NAS Pensacola routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to the federal and state laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of monitoring for the period of Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018. For more information about these reports, to receive a paper copy or for any concerns about your water utility, please contact the Water Quality Manager at 452-3131, ext. 3027.

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Vol. 83, No. 25

June 28, 2019

Tour for the Troops at NAS Pensacola By Jason J. Bortz NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Officer

“Hunter Hayes! Hunter Hayes! Hunter Hayes!” More than 14,000 fans yelled Hunter Hayes’ name moments before he took the stage for a concert onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola June 21. Hayes, along with Brandon Ratcliff and Jessie Ritter, performed the show as part of the Air Force Reserve Tour for the Troops concert series organized by NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). The concert was free and was open to the public. “MWR puts on many free events during the year for our active duty and Department of Defense patrons, but our opportunities with the Air Force Reserve are always special,” Kerry Shanaghan, director of NAS Pensacola MWR said. “With the backing of the NAS Pensacola command, Security Department, community sponsors, MWR employees and our military volunteers, MWR had this unique opportunity to present a national performer

on base.” Hayes, an American country artist who is proficient in more than 30 instruments, headlined the tour. Prior to the concert, Hayes went to the Naval Air Technical Training Center Galley to talk to service members eating lunch. “This is amazing,” Hayes, who is originally from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana said. “It’s an honor to perform in front of military service members.” Hayes is also an aviation enthusiast and was able to watch a Blue Angels practice and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum with Brandon Ratcliff, who is also an American country artist. “I’ve never seen the Blue Angels perform, they were incredible,” Ratcliff, who is from Cotton Valley, Louisiana said. “My Dad was in the Army National Guard and we used to attend events like concerts on bases, so I’m really excited to perform in front of service members.” (Top) Multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes performs live at NAS PensacKicking off the concert was local ola June 21. (Below) A crowd of more than14,000 turned out for the free country music concert, which also featured special guests Brandon Ratcliff and Jessie Rit-

See Concert on page 2 ter. Photos by Marine Pfc. Trenton Berry For more concert photos see page A5

Navy announces spouse licensure and certification reimbursement policy From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – As part of ongoing Navy Family Framework efforts to expand and improve the experience for spouses, Navy announced Sailors may be reimbursed up to $500 for state licensure and certification costs of a spouse arising from relocation to another state due to a permanent change of station (PCS) move in NAVADMIN 134/19, June 24. The spouse licensure reimbursement is the latest in a series of Navy Family Framework efforts to improve the experience for Navy spouses and

families. “Under this new policy, members may be reimbursed up to $500 for qualifying relicensing costs of their spouses if they meet all the required conditions,” Lead for Navy Family Readiness Programs Policy, Perry Christiansen said. Members are eligible for reimbursement of spouse relicensing costs if they meet the following requirements: • The member is reassigned, either as a PCS or permanent change of assignment from a permanent duty station (PDS) in one state

to a PDS in another state • The PCS movement of the member’s dependents is authorized • The spouse was employed in a profession requiring certification at the PDS in the previous state • The spouse is required to obtain re-certification for the same profession at the PDS in the new state • Completion of the relicense or certification was successful • For those families returning from overseas, the license from the last state held prior to the overseas tour may be used as long as the new assignment is in See Spouse on page 2

NAS Pensacola celebrates diversity, pride Story, photo by Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer

Wendy’s opens in NEX Aviation Plaza... Hungry service members and civilian personnel have a new dining option at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza food court. Wendy’s opened for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 20. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. (center) along with Wendy’s and NEX officials cut the ribbon to officially open the restaurant. Photo by Jason J. Bortz

In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola held a LGBT pride event June 21. The event was held to recognize the dedication and contributions of LGBT service members and civilians in the U.S. military. NAS Pensacola’s AC2 Joshua Nichols spoke to a crowd of service members, civilians and leadership on growing up gay in a tiny community of “about 320 people” and the importance of giving everyone a space to feel included and welcome. “We live in a time where it’s not bad that I’m gay,” Nichols said. “I am who I am and I’m proud of that and that makes me

AC2 Joshua Nichols and CMDCM Mario Rivers cut a cake at the LGBT Diversity Celebration event June 21. Nichols spoke to service members, civilians and base leadership on the importance of an inclusive community.

a better Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or whatever branch you affiliate yourself with.” Nichols grew up in a small town in Arkansas and later enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2010. While in the Army, he

saw the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in 2011. The repeal of the policy allowed open LGBT community members to serve in the See LGBT on page 2

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June 28, 2019


2019 DoD Warrior Games are underway in Tampa Story by CPO Ryan Tabios Defense Media Activity-Navy Production

TAMPA BAY – More than 300 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all four U.S. military branches, U.S. Special Operations Command and five partner nations are in the Tampa Bay Area until Jun. 30 competing in adaptive sports for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by U.S. Special Operation Command. This is only the second time the Warrior Games are being held in public venues and not on a military installation. The games are free to watch, open to the public and offer a rare opportunity to watch and be inspired by wounded warriors who have shown incredible resilience as they overcome significant physical and psychological challenges to compete in adaptive sports all around Tampa. Crowd support is a huge benefit for the athletes as well. “Warrior Games provide opportunities for athletes to heal and to regain confidence,” Scott Danberg, this year’s sports director said. “When the service members walk into the ceremony and hear the crowd cheer, the value and support really sink in.” The opening ceremony was held June 22 at AMALIE Arena. The crowd was packed, and the ceremony kicked off with a procession of teams as they entered the arena to high-energy music and were welcomed with standing ovations from the crowd. Comedian Jon Stewart was the emcee and came out after a faux news video claimed the torch for the games had been stolen. The torch was carried by multiple athletes and passed around the arena before finally being used by USSOCOM Commander Spouse from page 1 a different state This reimbursement policy is effective as of Dec. 12, 2017, for PCS orders issued on or after that date. “This is part of an ongoing effort to show Navy families we are working to expand family support programs and facilitate spouse employment opportunities,” Christiansen said. “In May we released the MyNavy Family app which can be found in the Navy App Locker.” For complete eligibility information and application procedures, reference MILPERSMAN Article 1754-040: https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/ milpersman/1000/1700Morale/Pages/ default.aspx. Additionally, to file a reimbursement claim members must submit an encrypted e-mail to MyNavy Career Center ataskmncc@navy.mil with claim form SF Form 1164 along with the following documents: • A copy of the member’s PCS travel settlement voucher DD form 1351-2

Coast Guard ME2 Jacob Cox competes for Team Navy in archery at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 24. Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor, the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, providing resources and support to their families. Photo by MC1 Tyrell K. Morris

Army Gen. Richard Clarke, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and WWE wrestler Titus O’Neill to light the cauldron. Gen. Clarke and Mayor Castor spoke to the crowd along with Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor. All spoke about the unbreakable spirit of the athletes and their families and how they are proof life continues after becoming wounded, ill or injured which inspires many. The show ended with a concert from country music star

indicating state to state member and spouse relocation • Receipts for costs incurred for license/certification • Proof of old certification/license • Proof of new recertification/relicense The Spouse Licensure Reimbursement policy supports the Navy Family Framework objective to expand and improve the experience for Navy spouses and families. Other efforts include improving family programs and websites, developing an official MyNavy Family website, providing ombudsman registry access to command leadership spouses and increasing the availability of live webinars and self-directed learning activities. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, follow CNP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usnpeople, Twitter at https://twitter.com/usnpeople or visit https://www.navy.mil/cnp/index. asp. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cnp.

Tech Expo onboard NAS Pensacola ... Service members attending the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Tech Expo June 25 talk with Mike Ivey, a career consultation representative with a cyber security training firm. The NAS Pensacola Tech Expo featured 23 vendors specializing in sales to the military. The annual event was hosted by National Conference Services Inc. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Vol. 83, No. 25

June 28, 2019

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. Public Affairs Officer – Jason J. Bortz 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 biplane 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 one of the

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

Hunter Hayes. It is Jon Stewart’s fourth year participating in the Warrior Games and when asked why he makes the time to participate, he was quick to answer. “I keep coming back to the games for these athletes,” he said. “They don’t give up, so I’m not going to give up on them.” The athletes are fiercely competitive and train throughout the year to prepare, but the games are about so much more than just the medals earned. Through adaptive sports and reconditioning activities, service members get help with healing in a multitude of ways throughout their recovery and reintegration process: mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. “Being part of the Warrior Games is both rewarding and inspiring,” U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Dalton Mask, Army golf team member said. “It’s motivating to still feel part of something bigger.” Teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and Denmark are competing in archery, cycling, golf, indoor rowing, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, track and field through June 30. The Paralympic-style sports competition will be held throughout the Tampa Bay area, including AMALIE Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, Clearwater’s Long Aquatic Center and the University of South Florida. The Warrior Games will conclude June 30 with the closing ceremony back at AMALIE Arena. For more information go to www. dodwarriorgames.com.

Concert from page 1 country music artist Jessie Ritter, who lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Prior to this concert, the largest crowd she played to was 3,000 people. “This is the largest crowd I have ever played in front of,” Ritter said. “I’m a little nervous, but also super excited.” Despite the 90-degree plus heat, all three performers were greeted by fans from both the base and the local community. “This concert was our way of thanking the community for its support of the military and MWR,” Shanaghan said. “The performers were very appreciative of the large enthusiastic audience. We were very pleased with this very successful event, and we look forward to inviting the public back out in November for the 2019 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow.” For more than a century, NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” has supported operational and training missions of tenant commands, currently including Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG) 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). LGBT from page 1 military. With the freedom to be who he is, Nichols has been able to focus on being his best self and serving the U.S. military to the highest standards. After attaining the rank of staff sergeant in the Army, Nichols transferred to the Navy in 2016 and was stationed at NAS Pensacola as an air traffic controller. Recently, he was named Junior Sailor of the Quarter for his outstanding work. “I don’t have that weight on my shoulders anymore. I would show up to work back when I was in the closet. I would do my best and I was an outstanding individual, but I’d always have that weight on my shoulder; I was always distracted,” Nichols said. “Now, I can show up to work being proud of who I am, everyone accepts me for who I am. To me that just empowers and enhances my talents and my ability to explore and improve my talents.” NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. also spoke at the event, stating that the Navy has changed massively since he first joined and that those changes have led to a better and stronger team. “I don’t think of diversity as just the

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color of your skin, your religion, your orientation or your creed,” he said. “I think of it as everyone feeling able and welcome to contribute to the greater team.” “There’s so much talent out there,” Nichols said. “We could have dentists and doctors and all these other things that we are losing out on as a society just because we don’t want to include them. At the end of the day, a non-inclusive society is a broken society.” This year, Pride Month falls on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a series of violent demonstrations between the police and the LGBT community that took place at a gay bar in New York City over two days starting in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969. The riots brought worldwide attention to the discrimination faced by LGBT members of the community and became a driving force for change. Since the riots, LGBT marriages have been recognized in federal courts, the U.S. military has become one of the most diverse and accepting organized forces in the nation and society has become more inclusive of all members of the community. The LGBT Pride event was hosted by NAS Pensacola’s Diversity Committee.

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The agony of bathing suit shopping By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Summer, this balmiest of seasons, evokes sunny scenes of kids running through sprinklers, smoky whiffs of charcoal grills, soft sensations of waves lapping bared toes, and sweet sounds of crickets on steamy starlit nights. But summertime is not all popsicles and dandelions. Actually, this beloved season heralds an event that strikes dread in the hearts of women like me. No, I’m not talking about innocuous summer pests like blood-sucking mosquitoes. I’m not referring to harmless nuisances such as hairdo-wrecking humidity. I’m not even referencing the annoying obligation of vacationing with relatives. I’m talking about – brace yourselves ladies – bathing suit shopping. After nine months of covering our delicate and sometimes ample flesh with layers of protective clothing and binding spandex, we women are expected to abruptly strip down and let it all hang out.

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Social morays dictate that at the beach or pool, I should don an itsy-bitsy garment that exposes everything but my naughty bits. However, after birthing three large babies and two decades of yo-yo dieting, my abdomen has more rolls than a Mega Pack of Cottonelle. I can barely (pun intended) stomach (pun intended again) the idea of a one-piece. A bikini? Entirely out of the question. Thus, every year, I am on a quest to find a new suit for the summer season that lifts, separates, covers and conceals. Of course, these are generally the skirted kind worn by older women with bunions and flowered swim caps who play bridge on Tuesdays and clip denture cream coupons. However, I am determined to buy a garment that does not appear to have been purchased with a senior discount. So, I hit the local department store, grab an assortment of bathing suits with a combination of style and function, and head for the dressing room. Ah, the dressing room.

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .

That bastion of garish fluorescent lighting and fun house mirrors, where women come to hate themselves. I hang the plastic number “9” given to me by the attendant on one hook, the bathing suits on the other, and begin to undress. Federal law requires (or maybe just a local ordinance

… either way, I’m fairly certain you can get arrested for violating it) that one must wear underwear when trying on bathing suits in the store dressing room. However, it is next to impossible to fully appreciate a bathing suit when one is wearing it over a pair of humongous cotton briefs like mine. Despite this unfortunate reality, I subject myself to the moment that every woman on earth dreads — under the unforgiving fluorescent lights, I face the mirror, stripped down to nothing but my large Jockeys for Her. No matter that I undress at home everyday of my life, I am always shocked by what I see in a department store dressing room mirror. I gasp audibly as my mind races, “What!? Why is that so spongy? Is that a dent in my thigh? When did those get down there? Is that wiggling? Is this hanging over? Seriously? Good Lord!” Traumatized, I contemplate giving up on buying a new bathing suit, but always persevere when I remember that the worn out elastic from last year’s suit

gives me a wedgie. One after the other, I squirm and wiggle my way into those little Lycra instruments of torture, hoping to find one that does not trigger my gag reflex. Three suits accentuate my paunch. Another highlights my back fat. A tummy control suit nearly ruptures my spleen. One shows my armpit chicken fat. Another gives me “old lady cleavage.” And one has underwire that I fear might puncture my lung. Finally, I find an ultrasupportive suit that is both flattering and has the added bonus of allowing me to breathe by taking frequent shallow gasps. Eventually, I emerge from the dressing room, battered and broken, but not defeated. With my last morsel of humility, I toss the chosen suit to the cashier, relieved that I have found an appropriate garment to enjoy the splash of the surf, the smell of cut grass, and the rejuvenating warmth of summer. My bathing suit shopping ordeal is finally over and I survived. At least until next year.

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USNS Comfort departs Norfolk for medical mission From Military Sealift Command Public Affairs


ORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean. During its deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. “We are embarking on a fivemonth deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to embark on a humanitarian assistance mission,” Capt. B.J. Diebold, Comfort’s mission commander said. “Our mission will consist of multinational personnel from across our partner nations as well as allied personnel, non-governmental organizations and U.S. Navy personnel.” While deployed, Comfort’s mission will include stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis. U.S. military medical personnel aboard Comfort will work alongside a variety of governmental agencies to provide medical assistance to communities based on needs identified by host-nation health ministries, and to relieve pressure on host nation medical systems in countries hosting Venezuelans who have fled the country’s crisis. “This deployment responds directly to the man-made crisis Maduro’s regime has created,” U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern

Command, which will oversee the deployment, said. “Comfort medical teams will be working alongside host nation medical professionals who are absorbing thousands of Venezuelan migrants and refugees. The Venezuelan people are desperately fleeing their homeland for hope of a better way of life. We are committed to finding ways to support the Venezuelan people and our regional partners who share the goal of seeing a legitimate, democratic government reinstated in Venezuela.” This marks the hospital ship’s seventh deployment to the region since 2007, second deployment to the Western Hemisphere in the last six months, and reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the people of the Americas. The USNS Comfort deployment is part of the Caribbean 2020 Strategy to increase the security, prosperity and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean. “We are deploying with 197 credentialed medical professionals that are joint forces, that’s public health, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army providers aboard, combined with my full staff of over 800 people,” Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer, USNS Comfort Medical Treatment Facility said. “Currently, we also have 13 multinational providers, including personnel from Canada,

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14. Comfort got underway to begin its deployment to South America, Central America and the Caribbean in support of humanitarian and partner-building efforts. USNS Comfort’s return to the region reflects a common commitment to the respect of human rights and stable, secure, and prosperous democracies in the Americas. Photo by Bill Mesta

Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica. There’s potentially approximately 100 medical providers coming from the civilian nongovernmental organizations (NGO) partners as well as other host nations that may be joining us during the mission stops.” A team of Military Sealift Command civil service mariners will oversee the ship’s operation and navigation for Comfort’s deployment. As part of the planning for Comfort’s deployment, the health ministries in each country will determine how patients are seen. The majority of patients will be treated at Comfort’s land-based medical sites. Select patients may be chosen for the hospital ship’s onboard surgical services. The medical and dental capabilities provided during this deployment will assist communities with a wide range of health services. These services will include basic medical evaluation and treatment, preventive medicine, dental screen-

ings and treatment, optometry screenings, eyewear distribution, general surgery, ophthalmologic surgery, public health training and additional specialties as required. “We expect to help thousands of people while we are on this mission and impact lives,” Buckley said. “We will be providing surgeries for patients onboard USNS Comfort. These will be low-risk surgeries with high economic impact. The surgery services we will provide have some of the biggest impact economically and help not only the patients themselves but help their families.” A U.S. Navy hospital ship has the capacity to provide afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facilities to the U.S. military, and is an optimal platform to provide hospital services in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations worldwide. “It is a great honor to have this opportunity, and we are really looking forward to this mis-

sion and to continuing building the strength of our partnerships throughout the region,” Diebold added. Comfort’s deployment demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the Americas and is part of a continuum of support provided by U.S. Southern Command. USSOUTHCOM-sponsored civic assistance and humanitarian missions happen in close cooperation with partner nations in the region as well as with U.S. interagency partners. Similar missions include Continuing Promise, New Horizons, Beyond the Horizon, medical readiness training exercises and the Medical Civil Action Program. USSOUTHCOM is one of the nation’s six geographically focused unified commands, with responsibility for U.S. military operations in the Caribbean and Central and South America. For more news from Military Sealift Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/MSC.

Blended Retirement System CY 2020 Continuation Pay Rates announced From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced the release of Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Blended Retirement System (BRS) mid-career continuation pay (CP) rates for eligible Sailors in NAVADMIN 132/19, June 20. CP is a one-time mid-career incentive pay in exchange for an agreement to perform four years of additional obligated service. CP is in addition to any other career field-specific or retention incentives. Sailors who want to receive the mid-

career CP are reminded that they must be enrolled in BRS and request CP before completion of 12 years of service. Sailors can elect CP through Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) via MyNavy Portal at https://

my.navy.mil/quick-links.html. Sailors are encouraged to update their e-mail address in NSIPS in order to receive notifications for CP eligibility at six, three and one month away from completion of their 12th year of service. Sailors who are unable to elect CP through NSIPS may manually elect CP through their command career counselor. Sailors can find more CP information including instructions on electing CP in NAVADMIN 302/17 and MILPERSMAN 1810-081. For any other CP issues, Sailors can contact MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at (833) 330-

MNCC or askmncc@navy.mil. Sailors eligible for the mid-career CP can view the CY 2020 pay rates memorandum at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/ group/pay-and-benefits. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, follow CNP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usnpeople, Twitter at https://twitter.com/usnpeople or visit https://www.navy.mil/cnp/index.asp. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cnp.











June 28, 2019


Tour for the Troops takes the stage at NASP


ore than 14,000 fans attended a free concert at Naval Air Station Pensacola June 21 featuring Hunter Hayes with special guests Brandon Ratcliff and Jessie Ritter. For complete photo coverage, visit NASPPAO on Facebook

Louisiana native and country music singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes performed live at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola June 21. His self-named debut album has sold more than a million copies, with its hit song “Wanted.” With five Grammy nominations, he’s also a CMA New Artist of the Year award recipient. Photo by Greg Mitchell

Also hailing from Lousiana is country star Brandon Ratcliff, one of the show’s spe- Gulf Breeze’s Jessie Ritter sings in front of “the largest crowd I have ever played cial guests. Ratcliff’s “Rules of Breaking Up” has been streamed more than 2.5 in front of” during NAS Pensacola’s Tour for the Troops concert June 21. Photo by million times on Spotify. Photo by Greg Mitchell Greg Mitchell

Multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes is also the youngest Hunter Hayes dropped in at the NATTC Galley to Naval Air Station Pensacola Color Guard starts the solo male artist to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs meet with service members and invite them to the show with the national anthem and parading the colchart in more than 40 years. Photo by Greg Mitchell show June 21. Photo by Mike O’Connor ors. Photo by Greg Mitchell

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June 28, 2019


Father-son Marine duo make T-6 retirement flight together NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


arine Lt. Col. David “Tbone” Trombly took to the air in a T-6B aircraft one last time June 21, culminating a 25-year career in the Marine Corps. He has served as Training Air Wing Five’s (TraWing-5) Marine Reserve Officer in Charge (OIC) for the past five years, assisting with and educating current active duty Marine Corps flight instructors attached to TraWing-5, Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). As the Marine OIC, he provided details about the many Marine Reserve opportunities available to flight instructors as they complete their active duty commitment to the Corps. He also recruited and mentored Marine flight instructors who choose to leave the active component and continue their military service as reserve instructors with the 4th Marine Air Wing, NAS Whiting Field, as Marine Corps Reserve Instructor Pilots, or MCRIPs. His career began as a student in the T-37 primary jet trainer, which he flew when he volunteered to be one of the first four Marines to train with the Air Force in 1994. Trombly went on to fly the T-2 and T-45 as a student, and then the F/A-18 aircraft in the Fleet Marine Forces. Following a successful elevenmonth battle with a rare bone cancer as a young fighter pilot, then-Capt. Trombly successfully fought for, and was granted, return to flight status. He was the first known naval aviator to beat a rare form of bone lymphoma completely holistically and to be granted a waiver back into the cockpit by the Navy’s Bureau of

Medicine. Because of his three-year effort to conquer both cancer and then receive his flight clearance, Trombly was unable to return to the fighter he loved, having promoted to major during this period. He instead flew the T-2 at VT-86, NAS Pensacola, training naval flight officers before departing for a four-year staff tour at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Trombly served as an instructor four times during his career, first as a SERGRAD, or Selectively Retained Graduate, in the T-45 in Kingsville, Texas. He then instructed students in the T-2 Buckeye in Pensacola on active duty. He finished the last eleven years of his Marine Corps career as a reservist flying the T-6A and T-6B at both TraWing-6, Pensacola, and TraWing-5 Whiting Field, re-

Marine Lt. Col. David Trombly and his son 2nd Lt. Alex Trombly taxi back to the parking ramp following the lieutenant colonel’s last flight in the T-6B Texan at NAS Whiting Field June 21. Trombly retires today, June 28 after 25 years serving in the Marine Corps. Photo by Lt.j.g. Drake Greer

spectively. On June 21, in a first known for TraWing-5, Trombly and his son 2nd Lt Alex H. Trombly strapped into a T-6B Texan, took off and landed together at Whiting Field for what would be the lieutenant colonel’s final flight. His son is currently a Marine student naval aviator attached to Training Squadron Six (VT-6) onboard NAS Whiting Field. The younger Trombly may not have received a grade sheet for his efforts June 21, but he received “valuable guidance and words of advice” from his retir-

ing father while being shown the proper way to execute some of the more challenging aerobatic maneuvers. Both father and son are graduates of LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. They have Bachelor of Science degrees in Missionary Aviation and have their A&P mechanic licenses as well as numerous civilian ratings acquired through their degree program. The father and son duo share not only the title Marine and degrees from the same university, but both are fraternity brothers

(Left) Lt Col David Trombly and his son 2nd Lt Alex Trombly, congratulate each other for a successful last flight flown June 21. (Right) Fellow aviators with Training Squadron Six (VT-6) douse Lt. Col. Dave Trombly and his son 2nd Lt. Alex Trombly with buckets of water after a successful last flight for the lieutenant colonel. Both father and son flew together one last time before Trombly’s retirement following 25 years of service in the Marine Corps. Photos by Lt.j.g. Drake Greer

as members of Lambda Alpha Sigma, the aviation society at LeTourneau University. The younger Trombly is hoping to share one more accomplishment with his father. He is only a few flights away from completing primary aviation training and selection for his next aircraft, and hopes to get follow on orders to either Kingsville, Texas or Meridian, Mississippi for the Marine Strike pipeline to fly jets. According to the retiring Trombly, the most important aspect of the final flight is that these two Marines also share a common faith. He said they used the time inverted over Pensacola to thank their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for their many successes and blessings. Trombly said he also took time on this final flight to share a prayer of gratitude to God for sparing his life when he was a young fighter pilot and father of four, receiving a miracle cure and a second chance at life and a full and rewarding Marine Corps career. Congratulations to these two Marines for their service as they each leave the T-6B behind.

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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays on NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/ appointment. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil.

Purple Heart recipients sought

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart. com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.

Counseling available at vet center

Active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members can get free counseling at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. The services offered include: • Individual, group and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat to garrison or civilian life • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life • Military sexual trauma counseling for active-duty service members of both genders Active-duty service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members and any combat veteran. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.

Coast Guard council invitation

The Pensacola chapter of the Coast Guard Friends and Family Retiree Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fellowship-type organization that would love to hear from folks of any Coast Guard association, including active-duty, retired, auxiliary, family members and others. For more information, contact ret. USCG COMM3 Bill Hayden at 554-3858 or e-mail coastguardfamily@yahoo.com.

Local MOPH orders meets monthly

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 566 and MOPH Auxiliary Unit 566 host monthly meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ryan’s Buffet near Walmart, 4955 Hwy 90, Pace. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.

Onboard NASP Volunteer at the NASP Thrift Shop

Do you have retail experience? Then there is a great opportunity for you. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is looking for a part-time Volunteer Retail Manager and additional Thrift Shop coordinators for the Thrift Shop onboard NASP Corry Station. This is a volunteer position. Perfect for a military spouse, as we have a great program where we pay for childcare at the CDC and offer mileage reimbursement.

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“Read All About It...” PACPOA upcoming car show

Christmas in July! Fun day meet and greet car show at American Legion Post 240 at 8666 Gulf Beach Hwy. July 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Pensacola Area Chief Association (PACPOA), Sons of the American Legion (SAL) and the NAS Pensacola First Class Petty Officer Association (FCPO). This month the car show committee will be collecting donations for the NAS Pensacola FCPOs annual Christmas party for local disadvantaged children in December. So bring an new unwrapped toy or come by and make a donation to support this great program. The show is an open event for all vehicles of any age, style, including motorcycles. The show is for fun and there will be awards handed out along with music and vendors. Any questions, contact Chief Levi at levi.drake@navy.mil. Retail experience would be preferred, but not necessary. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month. Interested persons should contact Ginny Goodman at 452-2300 or e-mail ginny.goodman@nmcrs.org.

Budgeting for Baby class at NMCRS

A free “Budgeting for Baby” class will be held at NMCRS Pensacola. Register to receive a hand-knitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a saving plan to meet your new family’s needs. You will discover local resource information, financial assistance, volunteer opportunities and have fun while attending. All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend. Eligible families will also receive a gift card. Simply call 452-2300 to reserve your seat.

Retired Activities Office needs help

Do you have four hours free a week? The Navy’s Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, and is looking for military retirees/survivors to staff its office. Duties include; casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist your fellow retirees and survivors. Volunteers should have an administrative background with knowledge of computer programs e.g. MS Outlook, Word, etc. For further details, call the Retired Activities Office at 452-5622 or e-mail nasp.rao.fct@navy.mil.

Around Town Heroes Among Us speaker series

The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces its 7th annual Heroes Among Us speaker series to be held at Seville Quarter. The series, now in its seventh year, is held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month from May through October. It is presented by the local Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Veterans in Distress Fund to help veterans in need. The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let those people share their experiences with others, both civilians and military veterans as well as active duty members. The events are organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066. For more information, visit www.marinecorpsleague pensacola.org.

Chip Boes basketball camps

The 40th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation Sports Specialty Summer Camp Program will conduct fun-filled sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 this summer. Cost for this week of basketball FUNdamentals is $90. Campers receive a new basketball, camp shirt, awards, ice cream party and more. Brochures and information fo the last session, July 15 to 19, can be obtained at all the City of Pensacola Community Recreation Centers or by calling one of the following ways: 968-9299, 449-9958 (text), e-mail chipboes@gmail.com or at www.chipboes.blogspot.com.

Ronald McDonald Firecracker Run

The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Firecracker 5K run/walk will be held tomorrow, June 29 at 7 a.m. at Seville Quarter in beautiful



downtown Pensacola. This family-friendly 5K includes a free Kid’s Fun Run presented by Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical and will begin immediately following the 5K. Registration is available online at www.rmhc-nwfl. org for $30 through midnight June 26. Late registration will be available at packet pick up June 27 through 29 for $35. Group pricing is available for groups with 10 or more, contact Chelsea at 477-2273 or chelsea@ rmhc-nwfl.org. For more information contact Chelsea at 477-2273 or chelsea@rmhc-nwfl.org.

Workshops available for veterans

The Military and Veterans Resource Center, in Partnership with Veterans Florida, is offering four no-cost workshops beginning July 13 and for three following Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes offer information on startups and entrepreneurial training. Veterans who register will be e-mailed directions to the classroom on the UWF campus. Interested veterans, mentors and potential investors can contact Robert Foster at rfoster2@uwf.edu or simply register for July workshops at https://uwf.co1. qualtrics.com.

Motorcycle mentorship ride

Join in a mentorship ride today, June 28 for Naval Hospital Pensacola motorcycle riders. Bring the signed request chit and your riding documents to the ride. If you have not submitted your driver’s license with the motorcycle endorsement, BRC, Level 2 card, motorcycle insurance and motorcycle registration, bring a copy the day of the ride. Riders will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. on the road in front of MMD Warehouse on the Naval Hospital Pensacola compound. Trainers will go over T-CLOCS, safety measures, hand arm signal, and verifying all documents and PPE are good. Kick stands up 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The riders will be stopping at Hooters for lunch and to discuss plans for the future for the group and best riding practices. Make sure you fill up before the ride. Proper civilian attire with proper PPE. This is open to all military and DoD riders in the Pensacola area. For more information, contact HM1(FMF) Raymundo BeeBe at 505-6638.

Weekly cleanups target waterfront

Ocean Hour FL conducts weekly waterfront cleanups at local parks and beaches in the Pensacola and Santa Rosa area. On a monthly basis volunteers spend an hour each Saturday morning at the following locations: • Naval Live Oaks, first Saturday. • Chimney Park, second Saturday. • Bay Bluffs Park, second Saturday. • Project Greenshores, third Saturday. • Bartram Park, third Saturday. • Fort Pickens, fourth Saturday. • Park East, fifth Saturday. • Park West, fifth Saturday. Volunteers can pre-register at www.oceanhourfl.com, but registration is not required. Sign-ins are at 8:45 a.m., and cleanups are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ocean Hour FL provides supplies. For more information, call 207-9326 or 450-1112 or e-mail oceanhourfl@gmail.com.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Following training, auxiliarist may assist in a number of ways. Members also develop and share new skills with the community and other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www.cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

Pirates of Lost Treasure invitation

So you want to be a pirate? Based in Perdido Key, The Pirates of Lost Treasure is a social group dedicated to fun, supporting our community and its citizens through various charity events and parading on a pirate ship float, “The Bloody Bucket.” PLT is looking to bring on new members this summer. Meetings are held at the Perdido Sports Bar located at 13583 Perdido Key Drive on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. For more details on how to become a member of this 27 year old group, contact Allsion at allisonturner4@ yahoo.com or Dana at 377-5624. The next meeting is July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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GOSPORT Inspiration from the Declaration of Independence


Excerpts from www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/ declaration_transcript. html

“IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America, When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ... The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states ... In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury ... We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved ... And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”


Fireworks: It is better and much more safe 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 fireworks-related 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,” John Hall, NFPA’s division manager of fire analysis and research said.

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“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, scars or even death or disfigurement that can last a lifetime. The thousands of serious injuries each year typically harm the eyes, head or 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. Fireworksrelated 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.

A reminder from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast: NASPNCLAINST11320.1H. states “Fireworks: The sale, use or storage of fireworks of any kind (to include sparklers) on any naval installation, including housing areas, are strictly prohibited.”

Gosling Games Color Me: ‘Firecracker’


Check what’s “On the Radar”; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Thoughts to ponder Ten Fourth of July jokes that misfired (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.




June 28, 2019

Around the base: As seen on social media ... O N T H E R A D A R . . . . @ N A S P PA O

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ome photos from NAS Pensacola commands that you may have missed, depending on your social media feed ...

Congratulations PR “A” School graduating class 19-150. NATTC Facebook

Congratulations to Pfc. Nicholas P. Damm on his meritorious promotion to Lance Corporal. NATTC Facebook Congratulations AO “A” School graduating class 19-440. NATTC Facebook


Command Lines &Worship Schedule

• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for July 3. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon July 17 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 21. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., July 17. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the nonpregnant partner. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 July 16 and July 23 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon today, July 12 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A fun way to increase your child’s social development with a creative way to learn. Children will develop skills to improve eye and hand coordination.

• SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, oneon-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony. bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342.

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • House of God Church, 2851 N “E” Street, 312-7003. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. For more, houseofgodpensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more information, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www. annunciationgoc.org.



Off Duty

July 4th on the Gulf Coast Story from the Sertoma Clubs The Sertoma Clubs are proud to announce the 29th annual 4th of July Celebration for Pensacola and its visitors. Including the largest Fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay July 4 at 9 p.m. There will be free activities throughout the day, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., in Seville Square to include a free c h i l d r e n ’s area with inflatables, rock climbing wall, pony rides, character meet and greet, face painting and much more. There will also be a variety of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and live entertainment on the bayfront stage in the evening. Most food vendors will stay open until 9 p.m. Of course, the 4th of July would not be complete without a hot dog-eating contest. Be sure to sign up at 11:15 a.m. as the contest begins promptly at noon. Don’t miss an exciting free Sparks & Stars performance from the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra at the Hunter Amphitheater in Vince Whibbs Community Maritime Park at 7:30 p.m. This orchestra concert will be broadcast live on NewsRadio1620 / NewsRadio 92.3 and in Wahoos Stadium. Symphony performance underwritten by Peter Mougey of Levin, Papantonio.

The festivities will culminate with an amazing fireworks show over Pensacola Bay at 9 pm, perfectly synchronized with music broadcast on CatCountry 98.7. Bring our own radio. (There are no music PA speakers on Bayfront Parkway). Sertoma’s 4th of July Celebration Committee thanks the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners for its grant and City of Pensacola for important logistical support. Do not bring dogs or your own fireworks as City of Pensacola does not permit these in the parks. For more information, visit pensacolafireworks.com.

Celebrate July 4 in style this year • July Fourth Independence Day Festival - 500 W. Belmont Street - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - The festival will include a street fair, live music, speakers, a BBQ cook-off and ends with a dance • Independence Day Fireworks - 7 Casino Beach Blvd. - Begins at 8:30 p.m. - Celebrate independence with fireworks on the sound side of the beach

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Aladdin” (PG) (PG) “A Dog’s Journey” “A Dog’s Journey” t 2D:“Aladdin” 3D: Noon 5 p.m. and 7:40 (PG) (PG) 2D: 5:20 p.m. p.m. Noon 5 p.m. c “Godzilla: King of “Godzilla: King of “Aladdin” (PG) “Godzilla: King of Monsters” (PG13) h Monsters” (PG13) 2D: 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 Monsters” (PG13) 3D: 2:40 p.m. 2D: 5:30 p.m. p.m. 2D: 7:10 p.m. 2D: 8 p.m.

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“Ma” (R) 8:20 p.m.


All shows today are free “The Lego Batman Movie” (PG) 1 p.m. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” (PG) Noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. “The Hustle” (PG13) 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“A Dog’s Journey” (PG) 12:30 p.m.

“Godzilla: King of Monsters” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m.

“Aladdin” (PG) 2D: 6 p.m.

“John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 3:10 p.m.

“John Wick: Chapter 3” (R) 3:40 p.m.


“Ma” (R) 6 p.m.

“Ma” (R) 6:30 p.m.

“Aladdin” (PG) 2D: 1 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.

“Booksmart” (R) 8:30 p.m. Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

“Godzilla: King of Monsters” (PG13) 2D: 2 p.m. “Ma” (R) 4:40 p.m.

June 28, 2019

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Swim Lessons: MWR is hosting swim lessons for children. Sign ups are currently open for group lessons and one-on-one sessions, morning and evening. For more information, call 452-9429. • Bowling Summer Camps: Corry Bowl- Try this ing Center has summer bowling camps for • Pop-Up Playkids start this month. dates: Pop-Up PlayMake sure to sign your dates will be hosted child up for any of the throughout NASP and camps now through NASP Corry Station August. For more in- the second and fourth of every formation or to sign Tuesday month from now until up, call 452-6380. Sept. 24. Make new • Movies on the friends in the commuLawn: There will be movies shown on the nity. For more informalawn in front of the tion, call 452-3806.

Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www. facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372. • Danger Zone Paintball: The Blue Angel Park hosts Danger Zone Paintball Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woodsball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reservations, call 281-5489. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362. • 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. For more information, call 452-6354. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www. naspensacola-mwr.com.

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Volunteer Opportunity- Do you have retail experience? Then we have a great opportunity for you. The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is looking for a Part time Volunteer Retail Manager and additional Thrift Shop coordinators for our Thrift Shop aboard Corry Station. This is a VOLUNTEER position. Perfect for a military spouse, as we have a great program where we pay for your childcare at the CDC and offer mileage reimbursement. Retail experience would be preferred, but not necessary. Hours of operation are: Tues-Thurs 09001230 and the first Saturday of the month. Please contact Ginny Goodman at: 850-452-2300 or ginny. goodman@nmcrs.org Grand Lagoon Yacht Club hiring a Lead Line Cook. Part-time position. Apply in person: 10653 Gulf Beach Hwy or Call Mary Ann 850-607-7569 NOW HIRING Servers, Host, Bussers, Bartenders, Admin, FOH Deputy Manager, kitchen, cooks and food runners. Please apply between 2pm and 5pm at The Perdido Key Oyster Bar.

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