Blue Angels to change practice times July 17-18 ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, are scheduled to practice 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 17-18. The Blue Angels will practice later in the morning to accommodate a change in hours of operation scheduled that week at NAS Pensacola. The Blue Angel pilots are slated to sign autographs after the practice July 18 at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola.
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Visiting carrier air wing aircraft to use NASP and NOLF Choctaw From NASP PAO
F/A-18 Super Hornets attached to Carrier Air Wing Three and Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-3 and CVW-8) will call NAS Pensacola home while performing field carrier landing practice (FCLP) at NAS Whiting Field’s Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Choctaw, July 2-19. The carrier air wings are stationed at NAS Oceana, Va., and routinely perform the FCLPs at Navy Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) Fentress. The runway at Fentress is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs that require curtailment of operations. Expected completion of repairs is projected to be later this year. Several carrier air wings are expected to use NAS Pensacola and NOLF Choctaw until repairs are complete at NALF Fentress. The majority of flight operations are scheduled to be conducted during afternoon and night hours. Residents near NAS Pensacola and NOLF Choctaw can expect increased noise levels as aircraft take off and land at the base. To accommodate the carrier wing aircraft activity at NASP, the Blue Angels will change their practice schedule times July 17-18 to 9:30 a.m.
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June 29, 2012
Air Force’s 479th FTG opens new quarters onboard NAS Pensacola By Angelina Casarez 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
Air Force officials unveiled a new Unaccompanied Officer’s Quarters (UOQ) in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 21 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The UOQ will provide housing for the 479th Flying Training Group’s (FTG) undergraduate combat systems officers (CSO) during their 12 to 15-month stay at NASP. The facility will enhance the training environment for CSOs by placing more than half of the student population into one location, according to Maj. Greg Voelkel, the project officer for the building’s construction.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis (center) snips a ribbon to officially open the 479th Flying Training Group’s (FTG) Unaccompanied Officer’s Quarters (UOQ). For more photos of the UOQ, see page A4. Photo by Mike O’Connor
“This will build camaraderie amongst the junior officers in the CSO community and create a better after-hours study environment,” he said. There is currently no
dedicated housing facility for unaccompanied CSOs while they are in training. “Some students live in family housing but most currently live off-base,” he said.
Project developers designed the UOQ with the intention of providing a comfortable residence that offered stability and security while allowing students to focus on
becoming world-class CSOs, according to the major. Voelkel estimates the UOQ will save the Air Force approximately $1.5 million annually. “We’re looking forward to continuing to protect taxpayers’ hardearned money by caring for this building for years to come,” said Col. Neil Allen, 479th FTG commander. “We’re gracious and humble tenants here at NAS Pensacola and appreciate the opportunity to live and train here,” said Allen. “The Navy and Air Force are partnered here to produce combat systems officers who will do their mission
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Pensacola Blue Wahoos, VA Gulf Coast plan ‘welcome home’ event for Afghanistan, Iraq war veterans From Jerron Barnett VA Gulf Coast
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, in partnership with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team and the Pensacola VA Vet Center, will present a “Welcome Home” event July 28 for veterans, active-duty, reservists and National Guardsmen who have returned home from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND).
The Blue Wahoos (double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) are scheduled to play the Huntsville Stars July 28 at Blue Wahoos Park. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. VA personnel will be present to provide information on various VA benefit programs to veterans. OEF/OIF/OND veterans and active-duty, reservists and National Guardsmen can request a free ticket for themselves and up to two family members/significant others by calling either VA Gulf Coast ticket registration number 912-2380 or
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Time to register and request your ballot From Staff Reports
Election season is under way and now is the time to register to vote absentee and update your ballot mailing address, according to Lt. Dwayne J. Vinnette, installation voting assistance officer (VAO) for NAS Pensacola. “The right to vote is one that we defend and one that those before us
have fought for,” Vinnette said in an e-mail. According to Vinnette, the easiest way to register is to use an online wizard at www.fvap.gov to assist you in completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA, SF76). Alternatively, you may complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) by hand. Vinnette said it takes a few minutes to complete the
post-paid form. The forms must signed and mailed to your home of record election official. You may obtain a copy of the application from Vinnette, YN1 Chris Ducker, LN2 Amanda King or the VAO representative at Bldg. 1500, Room 110. If you need assistance, you can reach Vinnette at
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Army field exercise at Corry Station ... The Soldiers of Delta Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion will be conducting quarterly weapons immersion training July 5-24. The Soldiers will be carrying their M-16 rifles onboard Corry Station during duty hours. The weapons will have a modified firing pin and no live ammo will be carried. The field training exercise will be conducted July 21. This training is a graduation requirement for all Soldiers. For details contact the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station Public Affairs Officer Gary Nichols at 452-6672.
Alex Adcock (right) works with another volunteer during his Eagle Scout service project at Pensacola Lighthouse.
Scout project serves Pensacola Lighthouse By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Alex Adcock, 15, had a few blisters after completing his Eagle Scout service project May 19 at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum aboard NAS Pensacola. Adcock organized a group of 17 Scouts and five adult volunteers to clean up an overgrown area southeast of the historic landmark. The group spent four hours clearing out vines and underbrush, including a small tree, and spread some mulch, Adcock said. Adcock said he had a specific reason for picking the lighthouse project. “I wanted to do a proj-
ect to help out the base,” said Adcock, a member of Boy Scout Troop 415 headquartered at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1394 East Nine Mile Road in Pensacola. Becoming an Eagle Scout is a mark of distinction. A 2012 independent research study conducted by Baylor University, “Merit Beyond the Badge,” found that Eagle Scouts are more likely to be involved in their community, hold leadership positions, and have closer relationships with family and friends than men who have never been in Scouting. Only 4 percent of Scouts earn the rank,
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June 29, 2012
NHP’s Lt. Cmdr. Brown named BuMed’s Senior Shore-Based Logistician of Year By Rod Duren NHP PAO
Lt. Cmdr. Willie Brown (right) is presented with BuMed’s Senior Shore-Based Logistician of the Year award by Navy Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Matt Nathan. Navy photo
Lt. Cmdr. Willie J. Brown, current head of the Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) Materials Management Department, was selected recently as the Senior ShoreBased Logistician of the Year from among all Navy medicine activities worldwide. The Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer was presented the prestigious, results-oriented award by Navy Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, a former commanding officer at NHP, during the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine (BuMed) and Surgery’s annual recognition ceremony June 4-6 in Washington, D.C. Brown’s selection as the top senior shore-based logistician focused on his performance, mission and individual accomplishments, team-building, leadership, material and cost savings, management ability and innovative problem solving.
He was instrumental in mobilizing a diverse, crossdirectorate team to replace a $1.5 million Computed Tomography (CT) scanner that unexpectedly crashed; and coordinated its replacement with the vendor – in four weeks – at a cost savings of nearly $700,000. As a result of the CT project, Brown became the first-ever staffer to earn the command’s newly established Triple E Award for professional achievement. In nominating Brown in March, former NHP commander, Capt. Jennifer Vedral-Baron, called him an “exceptionally talented leader and definitive expert (and) one of the most involved leaders (who) ensures that our internal and external customers are completely satisfied (with NHP’s) patient care.” The MSC officer was hand-picked by Vedral-Baron to fill the comptroller position. He oversaw the lean reduction in contract placement for employment and service maintenance contract costs that resulted in a cost savings of $732,000.
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well and make their nation proud.” Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. broke ground on the $26 million project in February 2011. The 143,000-square-foot facility offers state-ofthe-art living and will include 202 fully furnished one bedroom apartments, five study lounges, a heritage room and two staff offices. The facility began accepting residents June 18.
452-3100 or 452-2849. All interested members of the U.S. uniformed services and their family members, who have not registered or requested an absentee ballot this year, should do so as soon as possible. To register or request an absentee ballot complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at http://www. fvap.gov/map.html. On the website, click your state on the map and follow the instructions to register and request an absentee ballot. You can find hardcopy forms through your unit and installation voting assistance officers. Details on how to reach other unit or installation voting assistance officers can be found at http://www. fvap.gov/contact/ ivaoffice/index.html. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recommends that you use the electronic mailing alternative offered by your state to expedite your application. Help spread the word – pass this on to spouses, voting-age dependents, other military voters and overseas voters. Sign up for state-specific election information at http://www.fvap.gov/ contact/ subscription.html. If you’re having problems with the voting process, FVAP’s call center is available at 1 (800) 438-8683, DSN 425-1584, or at email@example.com. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at http:// www.fvap.gov/ contact/ tollfreephone.html.
according to the Boy Scouts of America. Some notable Eagle Scouts are President Gerald Ford, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, explorer Steve Fossett and Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates Sr. To qualify, Scouts must complete 21 life skills merit badges and a self-directed service project prior to their 18th birthday. And this year has special significance because the Scouts are celebrating the Eagle Scout centennial. The first Eagle Scout badge was awarded in 1912. “We didn’t plan it that way,” said Tom Adcock, Alex’s father, who also serves as assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 415. “It just worked out that way.” Adcock, who attends Christian Institute of Arts and Sciences, a private school in Pensacola for home-educated students in grades K-12, has been involved in Scouting since he was 6 years old. He has completed all of his Eagle Scout requirements, but it will take three to six months for his application to be reviewed. “They go over everything because they want to make sure everything is real,” he said. Alex Adcock said he learned a lot from working on the lighthouse project. The day started with a safety brief, which included information about using sunscreen and staying hydrated. He said some of the participants were allergic to bug
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523-4787) to sign up. Free admission for children age 2 and younger. The ticket registration period will end July 15. Tickets will be distributed at the game. For more information about the VA Gulf Coast, visit www.biloxi.va.gov. For more information about the Blue Wahoos, visit http:// www.milb. c o m / i n d e x . jsp?sid=t4124
ʻOperation Magic:ʼ David Beck and the Bornstein Experiment at Mustin Beach Club ... “We had a great turnout at the (June 22) event,” said Emma Edgar Harlow, MWR marketing assistant. “Eighty-five people enjoyed the pre-show dinner and approximately 200 people came to watch the main show, ‘An Evening of Comedy & Illusion.’ Comedian David Beck and the Bornstein Experiment provided a full night of laughs.” Photo MWR
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Courage Games ... The first “Courage Games” will take place this year starting in Rochester, N.Y.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Gainesville, Fla. The games are an opportunity for thousands of members of the armed services, veterans and their dependents from the various components (activeduty, reserves and National Guard) to participate annually in creative interservice, intercomponent and interunit athletic competitions. For more information, visit www. couragegamesusa.com.
June 29, 2012
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
spray, so special precautions had to be taken. The Scouts encountered some surprises including a family of rats and an ant bed, Tom Adcock said. But there also was an interesting discovery. “We uncovered bricks from an old structure,” he said. Lightouse officials provided materials for the project, but Alex Adcock provided pizza for lunch for the group, which cost him $65. He said he raised money for the project by bagging groceries, selling souvenirs at the Blue Angels air shows and selling Scout camp cards. Matt Kuehne, curator of facilities at the lighthouse, said he was impressed with the Scouts’ work. “They did a really good job,” he said. Kuehne said volunteers pay a key part in keeping the lighthouse operating and Scouts are regular contributors. He said this landscaping project was part of an ongoing beautification plan that includes building a new carriage house on the property. He said the newly cleared area is scheduled to become the centerpiece for an outdoor space that visitors can enjoy. “We plan to add some picnic tables,” Kuehne said. For more information on the Boy Scouts, go to www.gulfcoastcouncil.org or www.scouting.org. For more information on the lighthouse, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.
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June 22, 2012
NETC team assists with e-learning improvements From Sea Warrior Program Public Affairs
With more than 7,500 Navy e-Learning (NeL) courses available, Sailors around the world have come to depend on NeL to help advance their careers. Navy e-Learning is one of the largest web-based training systems today, operating ashore and on ships and submarines at sea. Ensuring its dependability 24/7 is no small technical feat. For example, imagine every time you turned on your TV, it had to call one server for video, another for audio and yet another for text, and then finally one for animated content. Next, your TV would compile all this content, and then display it realtime. Technically speaking, that’s dynamic content delivery. The Navy originally invested in dynamic content delivery to reduce the cost to maintain and update electronic training content, as well as to enable content discovery and reuse. When NeL began in 2001, and operated on a smaller scale, dynamic content was technically manageable within a reasonable cost. However, as the NeL courseware library and number of users increased in the past 10 years, the supporting IT infrastructure also grew. The technical and fund-
ing aspects associated with sustaining dynamic delivery were outpacing the benefits of that approach. As a result, the Sea Warrior Program (PEO-EIS PMW 240) and the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) undertook an effort to convert all electronic training course content and data delivered from the Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 2004 format for delivery by the Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM is a collection of technical standards that defines how units of online training material need to be created so the content can “play” well in different systems and contexts. “SCORM is mandated by Department of Defense Instruction 1322.26, and it’s the best approach for Web-based e-learning courseware interoperability,” said Hank Reeves, Navy e-Learning project director. “In simple terms, SCORM is like the DVD standard for distributing digital films. A DVD-formatted movie plays on any video disc player, regardless of manufacturer. Having all e-learning content packaged in SCORM format reduces the cost of testing, hosting and managing content deployment,” Reeves said. Converting the elec-
The Sea Warrior Program The Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) manages a complex portfolio of information technology (IT) systems to recruit, train, pay, promote, move, retire and support Navy personnel and deliver Distance Support IT to the fleet. The program is part of the Navy Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEOEIS) which develops, acquires and deploys seamless enterprise-wide IT systems. For more information, contact the PMW 240 Public Affairs Office at (703) 604-5400 or PMW240_PAO@navy.mil. PSSN Terrence Oliver browses the Navy e-Learning web site while under way aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Navy e-Learning is an online tool Sailors can use ashore and aboard ship to enhance their learning opportunities. Photo by MC3 Chelsea Kennedy
tronic training content that was dynamically delivered by an LCMS to SCORM allows the NeL technical team to deploy and track content usage more efficiently within all NeL environments (i.e., NIPR, SIPR and afloat). “Our team converted or retired 1,209 training course programs. This represents nearly 20 percent of all courses within Navy e-Learning. A huge impact when you consider that last month we reached three million NeL course enrollments for this year,” Reeves said. The SCORM project was a challenge for the NeL team and training content sponsors as the courses were developed using an LCMS software application that used some non-standard ways of authoring and delivering content. Although this
application provided an automated means to export content to the SCORM format, the output required NeL team members to manually correct files and resolve the conversion problems. “The Navy e-Learning team did a great job resolving a variety of complex technical issues,” Reeves said. “We worked closely with course sponsors to ensure that the converted content satisfied the requirements of our fleet learners. I am pleased with how well everyone on the team performed under time and budget constraints.” Much of the content converted was ‘high profile, high usage’ material including 28 Navy general military training courses and 146 Basic Engineering Common Core (BECC) courses.
The NeL technical team is located at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) at Saufley Field. Many of the IT systems and services the Navy relies on for education and training are provided through NETPDTC. “Converting dynamic e-learning content to SCORM offers two significant business benefits to the Navy,” said Roger White, PMW 240 assistant program manager for Training and Education. “First, it yields cost savings by allowing the elimination of 43 servers and software licenses that no longer need to be maintained and updated. Second, the SCORM conversion enables a smoother transition to the Enterprise Training Management Delivery System (ETMDS), the Navy’s modernized Webenabled e-learning delivery capability. Organiza-
tions developing content for distribution via ETMDS may use any authoring tool capable of producing SCORM-conformant content. This will allow us to more easily insert newer deployment technologies, such as application cloud technology, without having to redevelop the content.” The NeL SCORM project involved collecting data to determine enrollment and completion metrics for courses eligible for conversion. Through a collaborative effort with 27 different sponsors, 749 courses were identified as candidates for retirement and removed from NeL. A valuable lesson learned from the dynamic content reduction project is the importance of regularly monitoring electronic course usage to keep the course library relevant and current. The project also contributed to improved NETC policy related to maintaining electronic training content.
June 29, 2012
Air Force’s new Unaccompanied Officer Quarters opens onboard NASP From 479th Flying Training Group
Opened for business with a dedication ceremony June 21, the new Air Force Unaccompanied Officer Quarters (UOQ) onboard NAS Pensacola provides a state-of-the-art residence for undergraduate combat systems officers (UCSO) during their 12- to 15-month stay at NASP. The facility will enhance the ability of the training program to maintain a structured curriculum by providing a study-conducive environment after duty hours. The UOQ is a quality of life benefit for all unaccompanied UCSO students, providing a comfortable residence with stability and security to allow students to focus on becoming world-class combat systems officers. The UOQ is a 143,000-square-foot housing facility with three wings containing a total of 202 one-bedroom apartments, a heritage room, five study lounges and two staff offices. It’s a threestory brick structure with a metal roof that meets force protection requirements, EPA Act 2005 Energy Budget reductions and will be LEED silver certified. Each unit is equivalent to a one bedroom apartment with 525 square feet, including a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Each unit is fully furnished with a queen-size bed, dresser, night stand, sofa, recliner, lamps, bookcase, TV stand and bar stools. Appliances include a refrigerator, microwave, stove top, dishwasher and a stacked washer and dryer.
Photos by Mike O’Connor Government, construction and base officials gather for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the Air Force’s Unaccompanied Officer Quarters (UOQ) June 21.
The “new home” feel is carried throughout each suite with new furnishings.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis speaks at the building’s dedication. Zadalis is director of Intelligence, Operations and Nuclear Integration; Randolph AFB, Texas.
The lobby of the UOQ is decorated with Air Force artwork – biographies and prints.
“Case Studies in Strategic Bombardment” is unusual coffee table reading – unless you happen to be an Air Force combat systems officer.
NASP XO Cmdr. David Jasso, right, gets a tour from Terri Withee, NASP unaccompanied housing and lodging director.
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U.S. Naval Sea Cadets conduct flag retirement ceremony at Wall South Photos by Jennifer O’Brien USNSCC Independence Division
single, symbolic American flag was formally retired from service with honors in a ceremony held June 16 at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park, Wall South. The flag retirement ceremony was conducted by U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNSCC) Independence Division. NAS Pensacola Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Michael Dollen was guest speaker. Only a single United States flag was retired with full protocol by burning during the ceremony, however, more than 100 flags were collected for retirement and were retired outside of the ceremony with proper respect and protocol. This is the second year the Sea Cadets have performed a flag retirement. Following last yearʼs ceremony, the Independence Division received recognition from the Pensacola City Council as well as a unit commendation from the USNSCC national organization for providing this service to the community. USNSCC Independence Division decided to make it one of the unitʼs annual events.
Ceremony color guard detail included PO2 Christian Harp, E1 (seaman recruit) Anton Wilhelm, E1 (seaman recruit) Eric Lambeth and PO2 (and unit lead petty officer) Zane Burnett.
Flag detail (left-right) PO2 Connor O’Brien, E2 (seaman apprentice) Tyler Stephens, E2T Sir Wyrick, E1 (seaman recruit) Tasha Estridge, E2 (seaman apprentice) Christian Petch and Navy League Cadet LCT2 Nicholas Northcutt.
The collection of old and worn flags to be retired began during Mayʼs downtown Gallery Night and military appreciation night, in front of Seville Quarter. Several local businesses collected flags for retirement during their normal business hours through June 13. The collection of flags concluded at the Blue Wahoos June 14 game, which was Flag Day. USNSCC and Navy League Cadet Corps are youth organizations for boys and girls ages 10 to 17 that teach and train cadets about the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. USNSCC Independence Division drills out of NAS Pensacola. There is no requirement for military commitment. For more information about the group, contact Jennifer O’Brien, USNSCC-Parent Auxiliary, Independence Division, 473-8119. Additional information about Sea Cadets can be found at www.seacadets.org.
“Thank you for your service Old Glory.” Navy League Cadets LCT2 Lord Wyrick, PO2 Connor O’Brien and LC1 Deleigha Gibson stand at attention while an American flag burns.
June 29, 2012
Thompson to turn over command of Whiting’s HT-28 today From NASWF PAO
Following a successful yearlong tour in command of Helicopter Training Squadron 28, Lt. Col. Mark Thompson will turn over command of the unit to Cmdr. Christopher Pesile today (June 29) at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Atrium. The change of command ceremony dates back to the era of wooden ships, and is a timehonored Navy tradition that enables the crew to see the formal exchange of duties between officers. Col. James Grace, the Training Air Wing Five commodore, will serve as the guest speaker for the occasion. During Thompson’s tour, the “Hellions” flew more than 40,000 mishap-free flight hours,
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completed more than 20,000 sorties, and winged 430 Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and allied naval aviators. As the Hellion’s fourth commanding officer, he continued the tradition of surpassing fiscal year pilot production goals. Additionally, the squadron volunteered in excess
of 900 hours to community service projects including elementary school tutoring, fundraising for cancer research and community outreach. HT28 was also recognized for the unit’s exemplary safety record with the Chief of Naval Safety Awards for 2011 and for training excellence with the Vice Admiral Robert Goldthwaite Award. A 1992 graduate of Georgetown University, Thompson earned his aviators wings in 1994 following his commission and completion of the Marine Corps Basic School. He served as an AH-1W SuperCobra pilot, completing tours with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 (twice), Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 and
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Marine Wing Support Squadron 373. He also was selected to work at the White House as President George W. Bush’s military aide in 2006 prior to reporting to HT-28. Pesile graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1994 and earned his avi-
ator’s wings 15 months later. His first tour of duty upon completion of training at Helicopter Training Squadron 18 was with Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11). He returned to NAS Whiting Field in 2000 to serve as an instructor with Training Squadron Six (VT-6). He then transferred to Commander Carrier Strike Group Five in Yokosuka, Japan, for two years before returning to the “Dragonslayers” of HS-11. Before his assignment with HT28, he served in the Pentagon as a deputy director of operations emergency actions officer and presidential strike adviser on Operations Team One. The squadron’s new executive officer will be Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey M. Pavelko.
Whiting welcomes you to comedian Bernie McGrenahan’s ‘Happy Hour’ By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO
Naval Air Station Whiting Field will welcome aboard nationally renowned comedian Bernie McGrenahan of Comedy is the Cure Inc. July 9. McGrenahan, whose unconventional comedy explores the links between destructive decisions, despair and suicide, will perform the original stand-up routine “Happy Hour” for the air station audience. “Happy Hour” offers a comprehensive, compelling, and heartfelt account of McGrenahan’s life lessons in loss and levity. The show focuses on the effects that alcohol, drugs, hard living and service-related traumas can have on the well-being of service members. McGrenahan’s comedy’s offers an engaging platform for addressing often unspoken challenges of personal suffering and the suicidal notions that can result. “Bernie brings two components that are completely out of the norm for prevention messages; he opens with comedy to establish a connection with his audience and then he segues to his personal experience. “He doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk,” Comedy is the Cure Program Manager Jamie Garcia declared. McGrenahan’s life experience informs the content of the routine. The humor of the medium is a stark contrast with the personal traumas that the veteran comedian has overcome. Experiences with dissolute habits, jail time and loss of a brother to suicide ultimately awakened in McGrenahan a desire to overcome his despair through comedy – and to share the lessons he learned. “Happy Hour” is the vehicle through which McGrenahan delivers his message to the armed services. Following his rise through the ranks of the comedy community’s elite – his resume includes appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and Comedy
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Central – McGrenahan recognized the value that his experiences could offer to service members confronting personal distress. “Bernie started in the private sector on TV and performing on the college circuit, and he was approached by a Soldier after one of the university shows. “The Soldier told Bernie, ‘We need you so badly,’ and Bernie knew he had a new calling. The university shows ended last year and now we only deliver performances for the services,” Garcia explained. The comedic message of “Happy Hour” addresses both the stressors that service members cannot avoid
and those that they can. Through six years of experience performing for and learning from military audiences, McGrenahan has crafted a message that relates his personal tribulations while addressing the unique stresses that confront military members. His unified message is simple; recognize the signs of distress and take action. “We are trying to save (service members) from the pain of suicide, despair and alcohol dependence. We are trying to end the financial, emotional and family destruction that they can cause, and that’s Bernie’s mission,” Garcia said. McGrenahan offers more than cautionary tales. He emphasizes that individuals in distress are not alone. “Happy Hour” seeks to raise awareness so that friends and family of distressed individuals can recognize the signs and offer help, and it assures the affected that a support base is available. The comedian is more than a performer; he knows how to listen as well. McGrenahan makes himself available for questions, conversation and additional insight after his shows. Throughout his partnership with the armed forces, McGrenahan has come to know and relate to the men and women he has met during worldwide performances of “Happy Hour.” Garcia emphasizes that McGrenahan has become personally invested in the well-being of service personnel and absolutely committed to offering a sympathetic ear for their concerns. “This is his life’s work. He’s passionate about it. This isn’t a meet-and-greet; he stays and remains available after the show. Sailors have lined up to talk to him after the performances, and Bernie has learned their language, relates to their problems and he just pours himself out for them. He truly has a gift,” Garcia said. “Happy Hour” will be performed at 2:30 p.m. July 9 in the air station auditorium. Admission is free and all base community members are invited to attend.
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June 29, 2012
Thrift Shop to be closed for a week
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Shop aboard Corry Station will be closed today, June 29, through July 9. It will open again at 9 a.m. July 10 and resume regular hours as follows: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With the exception of July 7, the thrift shop also will be open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-2300.
Spend an evening looking at the stars
Members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA) will gather for the group’s June Evening Under the Stars event beginning about 7 p.m. today, June 29, at Big Lagoon State Park. Clear skies permitting, EAAA members will set up telescopes for views of the moon, various planets and other celestial objects just before sunset and stay until 10 p.m. or later. The stargaze will take place at Big Lagoon’s East Beach Picnic Area. The park is located at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway. Participation is free, but normal park entry fees – $4 for vehicles with one person and $6 for vehicles with two or more passengers – will apply. All participants must enter the park before sunset when the entry gate is secured, but you can exit at any time through an automatic gate. Other star gazes at the park are scheduled for July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 21. For more information, visit www.eaaa.net or call Dewey Barker after 5 p.m. at 450-7767.
Festival features sailing competition
The Pensacola Yacht Club is celebrating junior sailors and their efforts with the 2012 U.S. Sailing Junior Olympic & Subway Sail Fest. The event starts today, June 29, and continues through July 1 at the yacht club’s facilities at 1897 Cypress St. in Pensacola. Junior sailors of all ages and skills will converge on the waters of Pensacola Bay to prepare their sailboats for three days of racing clinics and competitions in an effort to participate in the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. The different racing classes include Optis (green, red, white and blue fleets), Lasers (Laser, Laser Radials, Laser 4.7), Club 420s, Flying Scot (two crew and three crew) and F-16 multihull classes. Free clinics will be presented today by coaches Julian Richards and Nicole Buechler and special guest, veteran Olympic sailor Robbie Daniels. Applicants for all classes must not turn 22 in the year of the event. Membership in U.S. Sailing is required. For more information, check go to www.pensacolayachtclub.org. or contact regatta chairman Kelly Amos at 232-3941 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. 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. Across America.” The car will be at World Ford, 6397 Pensacola Blvd., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 2. It will be driven to the dealership by Col. John Folsom, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve retired, the founder and president of the Wounded Warriors group. Companies and individuals are encouraged to come and see and sign the car. Pensacola is one of more than 40 stops across America on the High Five Tour, which started June 22 and continues through Aug. 18. For more information, go to http://www. highfivetour.com/.
Commissary has special holiday hours
The DeCA Pensacola commissary in the Navy Shopping Mall, Bldg. 3961, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced special hours for the Independence Day holiday. The commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. July 4. Normal hours will resume July 5. For more information, call 452-6880.
Zoo offers free ice cream for July Fourth
The Gulf Breeze Zoo will celebrate Independence Day in true American fashion with family activities and free ice cream for the children. Zoo Director Kayte Wanko said the animals also will be included in the in the festivities. They will be given special popsicles as treats, she said. On July Fourth, the zoo will be open for its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is $13.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors age 65 and older and $9.95 for children ages 2 to 12. There is a $1 military discount with ID. For more information, call 932-2229 or go to www.GulfBreezeZoo.org.
Board to offer ear plugs for fireworks
The Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) and Coastal Cabaret Ensemble are presenting “Titanic, The Musical In Concert.” Singers from the Coastal Cabaret Ensemble will showcase songs from the award-winning Broadway show, “Titanic, A New Musical.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. today, June 29, and tomorrow, June 30, and 2:30 p.m. July 1 at PLT, 400 South Jefferson St. Tickets are $30, $24, $20 and $14. Tickets are available at the PLT box office from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by phone at 432-2042. For information, visit www.PensacolaLittle Theatre.com or call 434-0257.
The Speech & Hearing Board will have a booth at the Sertoma’s Fourth of July celebration in Seville Square. The festivities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will culminate with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. The board’s booth will provide ear plugs, information about their services, and educational information on preventing hearing loss or determining the need for professional evaluation in young children. The Hearing Aid Bank also will be accepting used hearing aids at the booth. The bank assists local residence with the purchase of reconditioned hearing aids to those who qualify for assistance. The Speech & Hearing Board is a nonprofit organization established in 1960 to provide needs based financial assistance to children and adults living in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who have speech and hearing difficulties. For more information, visit the board’s website at www.speechandhearingboard.org.
Exchange plans event for customers
Don Snowden Big Band to bow out
Performance features ‘Titanic’ songs
Officials at the Pensacola Exchange Mall have scheduled a “Get Fired Up for July 4th” customer appreciation event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, June 30. The NEX mall is located at 5600 Highway 98 West. Complimentary samples of food from local restaurants will be served. Live music and fun activities are also on the schedule, and visitors will be able to register to win prizes, officials said. For more information, call 453-5311.
Monthly jazz jam July 2 in Gulf Breeze
The monthly jam session, presented by the Jazz Society of Pensacola is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 2 at the Unique Café , 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. Performing musicians are invited to sit in and they are admitted free (drummers need to bring their own sticks). Roger Villines, trumpeter and director of the Pensacola State College jazz ensemble, leads the session. Full menu service is available, as well as a full bar. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students with ID. For more information, call the Jazz Society’s office at 433-8382 or go to www.jazz pensacola.com.
Wounded Warriors car to be on display
The Wounded Warriors Family Support Organization is bringing a specially prepared and painted 2012 Shelby Mustang GT-500 “Super Snake” to Pensacola as part of its “High Five Tour
The Don Snowden Big Band will be in full force at is final appearance July 5 at the Evenings in Olde Seville Square. Holly Shelton will be the featured vocalist. The performance is part of the free concert series presented by Pensacola Heritage Foundation that continues each Thursday through Aug. 2. The band features the area’s finest jazz musicians in a full big band instrumentation of 16 performers, including alto saxophonist Ron Smith, tenor sax soloist Bob Maksymkow and lead trumpeter Dale Riegle. For more information, contact Don Snowden at 291-6623.
Navy Yacht Club to meet July 5
The monthly meeting of the Navy Yacht Club Pensacola is scheduled for July 5 at the Crow’s Nest at Bayou Grande Marina. Social hour is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with a buffet supper and membership meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Membership is open to all past and present military personnel and presently employed DoD civilian employees. For membership information, call Molly Werner at 474-1291.
Group presents Poe for Friday the 13th
The Panhandle Community Theatre is presenting something different to do on Friday the 13th (July 13). Join the group for dinner and a dramatic reading of selected works by Edgar Allen Poe at the Old Post Office Cafe, 6821 Caroline St., in Milton.
The event begins with a social hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Meal choices are roasted chicken breast with rosemary Dijon buerre blanc sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli or homemade beef or veggie lasagna with garlic bread and broccoli or green beans. Dessert choices are bread pudding or key lime pie. For reservations, call 1 (850) 623-6245.
Shoe experts to present clinic
The Navy Exchange Aviation Plaza, 250 Saufley St., will conduct a shoe clinic in Bldg. 630 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13. Participants will receive a complimentary fitting consultation by shoe department experts to ensure comfort, support, balance and alignment. There will be special discounts on athletic shoes and supportive shoe inserts. For more information, call 458-8884, ext. 3100.
Gospel concert scheduled in Lillian
The Southern gospel trio His Song will perform in concert at First Baptist of Lillian at 6 p.m. July 21. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The church is located at 34421 Barclay Ave. in Lillian, Ala. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (251) 962-2180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advancement exams scheduled
The Education Services Office of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide Enlisted Advancement Examinations (NWE) at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) Sept. 6, for advancement to PO1; Sept. 13, for advancement to PO2; and Sept. 20, for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. the day of the exam. Commands are requested to provide time in rate (TIR) eligibility/TIR waivers/advancement recommendation letters to ESO PSD no later than July 16 for E6, July 26 for E5 and Aug. 2 for E4 candidates. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day of their command and have their military ID card to participate. Beginning with the September 2012 (cycle 216) there is a change to the exam structure to give greater focus to technical rating knowledge. The overall number of exam questions will decrease from 200 to 175. Exam structure for all pay grades will consist of 25 professional military knowledge (PMK) questions and 150 rating technical questions. For more information, contact the PSD Education Service Office (ESO) at 452-3617.
Feds Feed Families drive in progress
The NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office has kicked off the annual DoD Feds Feed Families campaign onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field. Hunger remains a problem particularly in the summer months, when there are shortages at food banks and an increased need among children who are not benefitting from school lunch programs. The campaign officially began June 1 and ends Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for non-perishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the commissary at Corry Station. The tentative collection dates are July 25 and Aug. 29. If your command does not have a food collection box, call 452-2341, ext. 3115. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.
Iraqi teens coming to Pensacola
The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is welcoming 10 teenagers from Iraq to Pensacola for 11 days this summer. The students, who are participating in the U.S. Dept of State’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), will be in Pensacola from July 18-29. IYLEP is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. For more information, call Executive Director Jena M. Gissendanner at 595-0817.
New guide rolls out for Florida drivers
Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older, so a new book for aging drivers should be in big demand. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The coalition, a group comprised of professionals from 28 organizations, created the guide to give aging drivers a comprehensive resource with up-to-date information. The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. Users will find safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources and community contacts for every county in the state. This book compliments the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org. The glove-box size book is available by writing to Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center, 636 West Call St., Tallahassee, FL 32306, or you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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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: Celebrate Independence Day in Seville Square. The Sertoma 4th of July Celebration features a full day of activities starting at 11 a.m. The fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7. For more information, call 262-6060 or go to http://pensacolafireworks. com/sertoma/ • Pensacola Beach: The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce celebration will feature fireworks starting at 9 p.m. over the Santa Rosa Sound, just behind The Portofino Boardwalk. For more information, call 932-1500, or go to www.pensacolabeachchamber.com. • Milton: The Santa Rosa Medical Center is presenting “Riverfest: A Celebration of Freedom” in historic downtown Milton at South Willing Street and 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. For more information, call 1 (850) 623-2339 or go to www.srcchamber.com. • Navarre Beach: The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council is sponsoring Navarre Beach’s Independence Day fireworks display. The show will launch over Santa Rosa Sound beginning at 9 p.m. For more information, call 1 (850) 939-8666. • Orange Beach, Ala.: The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Drive, Orange Beach, Ala., will present a fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. with synchronized patriotic music. The city of Orange Beach and Red Mountain Entertainment are co-sponsors. Before the fireworks, Ringo Starr and his AllStar Band will perform in the amphitheater. Admission to the concert is by ticket only but everyone can enjoy the fireworks. For more information, call 1 (251) 224-1020 or 1 (251) 224-1021 or go to http://alwharf.com. • Gulf Shores, Ala.: The annual fireworks extravaganza is scheduled to take place on the Main Beach, 101 East Beach Blvd. Tune your radio to Sunny 105.7 for fireworks information and simultaneous patriotic music. Rain date is July 5. For more information, call 1 (800) 745-7263 or go to www.gulfshores.com.
Fireworks: It’s better and safer to go to the show Risk management in all holiday activities is key From National Fire Protection Association
From NASP Safety Department
In 2010, 8,600 fireworksrelated injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. An estimated 15,500 reported fires were started by fireworks. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 60 civilian injuries and $36 million in direct property damage. During 2006-2010, the largest numbers of outdoor fires associated with fireworks involved grass fires (7,800 per year), brush fires (5,200), dumpster fires (2,000), unclassified or unknown-type natural or vegetation fires (1,500) and other outside trash, rubbish or waste fires (1,400). Between 2006-2010, five people per year were killed in fires started by fireworks, while data from death certificates show that six people per year were killed directly by fireworks. These estimates may overlap, because fireworks can directly kill someone while also starting a fatal fire. The risk of fire death relative to usage shows fireworks to be more risky per hour of usage than cigarettes. On
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.
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The potential of sparklers to cause burns is understated: the tip of a sparkler burns at up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Photo courtesy www.cpsc.gov
Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day and more than twice as many as on an average day. Fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires. Consumer fireworks include sparklers and firecrackers. Something to consider: Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit; cakes bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit; wood burns at 575 degrees Fahrenheit; glass melts at 900 degrees Fahrenheit. The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause thirddegree burns.
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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 Navy-owned housing areas, are strictly prohibited.”
Jokes & Groaners Top 10 Fourth of July Jokes (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 to Lexington? 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 the 3rd to the 5th.
June 29, 2012
Chief of the Navy Medical Corps visits NMOTC By Lt. j.g. Michael Schermer NMOTCPAO
Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) hosted the tenth Chief of the Navy Medical Corps on an introductory tour of Navy medicine commands recently. Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn, whose primary assignment is as director of Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, also serves Navy medicine in his capacity as the Chief of the Medical Corps. Chinn’s tour of NMOTC began with a brief reception
with Medical Corps officers assigned to NMOTC headquarters and Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI). After meeting the staff, Chinn received an overview of NMOTC’s mission and gained further understanding of the organization’s structure. After the informational brief, Chinn was escorted to NAMI where he received an in-depth look at the progress NAMI has made in color vision testing for aviators. Upon completion of his tour at NAMI, he was also given a briefing about the training performed at Aviation Survival Training Center
(ASTC) Pensacola’s Survival Training Pool, where he was able to observe training performed by student aviators to enhance water survival techniques. NMOTC is the headquarters element for six Navy medicine operational training institutes and 12 training centers in 15 locations across the United States. NMOTC manages 67 operational courses and is also the home to the R.E. Mitchell Center for Repatriated Prisoners of War studies. The NMOTC organization trains more than Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn (second from right) listens as ND2 24,000 DoD and international Jason L. Thurston discusses training equipment and devices military personnel annually. used at the pool by aviation students. “Dunker” is to the left.
Coyotes and foxes onboard NASP, tips for avoidance From NavFac SE
Sightings of coyotes and foxes have been reported aboard NAS Pensacola. Here is some information about the animals: • Coyotes pose a threat to livestock, crops and domestic animals. • Exclusion fencing and electrical fencing is beneficial in protecting livestock from coyotes. • Do not feed wild animals as this may lead to loss of fear toward humans and associating humans with a food source; do not leave pet food outisde. • Keep pets inside when you are not home. • Housing: Contact your housing manager to report coyotes or foxes. • On base: Contact Public Works at 452-3131, ext. 3008. • Both foxes and coyotes can contract rabies; report agressive and disoriented animals to the Florida Department of Health, http:// www.doh.state.fl.us/ • If you are experiencing coyote problems, contact your local Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) regional office for more information: http://myfwc.com/.
June 29, 2012
NavFac Southeast celebrates opening of regional PWD call center By Sue Brink NavFac Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE (NNS) -A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 4 at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast to officially celebrate the opening of the new Regional Call Center (RCC) projected to provide a $1.2 million annual savings. The center is where all emegency and routine service calls will be handled for U.S. Navy bases from Texas to Georgia and south to Key West as well as associated Navy Reserve centers. “The call center started operations on Jan. 30 servicing Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West and
on April 2 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, implemented the new program,” said Brian deLumeau, RCC program manager. “Service to NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport will be added on July 1 to complete Phase I of the program.” “We expect the center to provide efficiency through work accomplished with less people saving an estimated $1.2 million per year,” he said Service calls will be received at the center from each respective Public Works Department (PWD) or from a representative appointed on the base. The RCC staff will process the request through a Navy data management program and forward to a
base operating support (BOS) contract dispatch center or the PWD shop at each base to have the work completed. The call center is located aboard NAS Jacksonville and managed by NavFac Southeast’s Public Works Business Line. It will be staffed by full-time government employees on a 24 hour, seven days a week basis beginning July 1. Currently, eight PWDs have in-house trouble desks and six have BOS operated trouble desks. The separate centers are estimated to contain the cost equivalent of 40 positions, costing about $3 million per year. “We believe that the new RCC can operate with 18 employees
by regionalizing the work to this single location,” said deLumeau. The team is getting positive responses from customers. “People call us directly on our toll-free number or e-mail us at our public e-mail account,” said Anne Rush who works in the RCC. “My old customers didn’t realize that I had relocated.” Phase II will begin Oct. 1 by adding Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.; NAS Kingsville, Texas; and Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Texas. Phase III begins Oct. 1, 2013, and that will cover the remaining bases in the Southeast region including NAS Pensacola; NAS Whiting Field; Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City;
NSA Orlando; JRB New Orleans, La.; and Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss. Historically, NavFac Southeast had issues with manning a call center at each base. Operational procedures were as diverse as the number of bases. “The Regional Call Center provides proper training and consistent operating procedures to avoid old pitfalls,” deLumeau said. “Now appropriate chains of approval will be used to ensure consistency with processing calls and associated costs with associated repairs.” He said after it is fully operating, the center will handle more than 175,000 calls annually.
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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.
Children can explore history at museum From Historic Pensacola Village
If the birthday party schedule is any indication, the Pensacola Children’s Museum is a hit with local families. There are 16 birthday parties scheduled at the museum in the next two months. The museum, which offers two floors of hands-on exploration of Pensacola history for ages 2 to 13, opened in June. The first floor features exhibits on the Panton Trading Post, the Lavalle Cottage, the fort, a Native American Village, a kiddie corral and a sailing ship named the Galveston. The second floor is geared for ages 9 to 13. Visitors can learn about Pensacola’s maritime and lumber industries, explore the area’s military history, experience Native American ways and learn about the multicultural history of Pensacola. You might want to check the party schedule before planning your trip. The museum’s discovery gallery is closed to the public during birthday parties, but the second floor exhibits remain open. The Pensacola Children’s Museum is the newest addition to the West Florida Historic Preservation Inc. complex, which includes Historic Pensacola Village, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum and the Arcadia Mill Archaeological site in Milton. The non-profit institution is a support organization of the University of West Florida.
Pensacola Children’s Museum opened in June. Photo courtesy of West Florida Historic Preservation Inc.
Pensacola Childrenʼs Museum • What: The newest museum in the Historic Pensacola Village complex is a hands-on exploration of Pensacola history for ages 2 to 13. • Where: In the Arbona Building, 115 East Zaragoza St. • When: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. • Cost: $3 per person older than 12 months. • Details: 595-1559 or www.historicpensacola.org or www. facebook.com/PensacolaChildrensMuseum.
At the movies FRIDAY
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Dictator,” R, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 8:30 p.m.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” PG-13, noon.; “Dark Shadows,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.; “Safe,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “The Dictator,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (2D), PG-13, 8:45 p.m.
“Dark Shadows,” PG-13, noon; “Battleship,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; “Safe,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Dictator,” R, 7 p.m.
“The Dictator,” R, 5 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG13, 7 p.m.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Marvel’s The Avengers” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Battleship,” PG-13, 7 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
• Summer reading: The NAS Pensacola Library, Bldg. 634, is participating in “Reading Is So Delicious,” the 10week DoD-wide summer reading program that runs through Aug. 18. The library will host free activities for children and families. Participation incentives (T-shirts, prizes) will be awarded each week. Sessions are from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for third- through eighth-graders and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for toddler to second-graders. Registration remains open throughout the program. For more information, call 452-4362. • Teen club: The MWR Youth Center provides a Teen Club from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday. The club is open to dependents (ages 12 to 18) of all active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists. The schedule includes: July 14, Fast Eddie’s Go Karts & Water Wars for $7 per person; July 21, “How to Make Tacos” cooking class; and July 28, bowling at Corry Lanes for $8 per person. For more information, call 452-2417. • Sailing camp: Youth Sailing Camp for ages 9 to 16 is schedule from July 16 to 20. The fee per student is $110 each. Class times run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes fill up quickly, so register through the CDC on NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 452-6310. • Special workout: Sweat Jam Workout is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 14 at the Radford Fitness Center on NAS Pensacola. $10 per person for the neon dance party combining hip hop, hustle and Zumba. Four instructors will conduct the workout. The first 50 participants to register will receive a dance prize pack. To register or for more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3126. • Youth bowling camp: Sign your child up for MWR’s Summer Youth Bowling Camp at the Corry Bowling Center. Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 to 20. Cost is $60 per child and that includes lunch. Open to children ages 5 to 19. To sign up, call 452-6380 or visit the Corry Bowling Center, Bldg. 3738, on NASP Corry Station. • Lunch specials: Looking for something new for lunch? Check out the Oaks Restaurant at A.C. Read Golf Course. For July 2 to 6, the chef's special will be pastrami sandwich with sweet potato fries for $7.50. The meal includes a drink. Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The blue plate special for $7.50 will be country fried steak July 2, BBQ July 3, regular menu July 4 and pizza, spaghetti and wings July 5. Fridays are always “$5 Fridays” with a list of lunch options for $5. The Oaks Restaurant provides on-site catering for meetings, retirements, reunions, etc. For more information, call 452-3748. • Family movie on the lawn: On July 7, enjoy a relaxing evening on the Portside Lawn while watching “Cars 2” on the outdoor big screen. The movie begins at dusk. Bring your own blanket and/or chair. There will be free popcorn, but you can also visit the Portside Cinema for other snacks and beverages. For weather updates or more information, call 452-2372. • Outdoor gear for rent: NASP Outpost Gear Rental is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The rental office is located at the end of John Tower Road, behind the golf course, off Taylor Road. Canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more can be rented and taken off base. Gear can be reserved up to three months in advance by military (active duty, retirees and reservists) and two months in advance by DoD civilians. For more information, call 452-9642.
WEDNESDAY CLOSED for July Fourth holiday THURSDAY
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Details: 452-3522 or www.nasppensacola-mwr.com
Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Offbase trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.
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Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • Volunteer website – The “United We Serve” website is now working. It is a web resource that participants can use to identify volunteer opportunities in their local areas. To look for volunteer opportunities, visit www.serve.gov. • Restoring the USS Alabama – Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For information, call Owen Miller at 1 (251) 767-1507. • Northwest Florida Blood Services – The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Council on Aging of West Florida – Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to
take meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Volunteers may be selected to deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering the meals is one hour and 15 minutes. For information call Brenda Turner at 4321475, ext. 410. • Learn to Read – Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347. • The Oaks Adult Care Center – Volunteers are needed to help with meals, taking walks, playing games, reading, cooking clubs, dancing, sewing, arts and crafts and more. The center is located at 875 Royce St. and it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Sandy Holtry at 432-1475. • The Villas at Gulf Breeze – The Villas at Gulf Breeze has an open invitation to all individuals interested in interacting with the senior residents. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day of the week. For more information, call Sabrina Shelton at 934-1061
Worship schedule • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida – Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” Call Victoria Brown for more information at 585-3926. • Goodwill Good Guides mentoring – The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • Youth Works – The Children’s Home Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Tennis mentors needed – The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help young children learn to play tennis. Tutoring takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Fricker Center, 900 North F St. For more information, call 380-5458.
NAS Pensacola Protestant Sunday • 8 a.m., communion service.** • 10:15 a.m., worship service.* • 6 p.m., contemporary service.** Tuesday • 9 a.m., women’s Bible study.*** Wednesday • 5:30 p.m., fellowship dinner. • 6 p.m., Bible study.*** Roman Catholic Saturday • 3:45 p.m., Sacrament of Penance.**** • 4:30 p.m., Mass.* Sunday • 8:30 a.m., Mass.* Monday and Thursday • Noon, Mass.**** Corry Station Protestant Sunday • 9 a.m., adult Bible study (chapel conference room). • 9 a.m., chapel choir (sanctuary). • 10 a.m., worship service. • 11:30 a.m., fellowship. • 7:30 p.m., praise and worship.
Thursday • 5:30 p.m., Bible study and dinner (fellowship hall). Roman Catholic Sunday • Noon, Mass. Tuesday • 11 a.m., Mass (small chapel). Latter Day Saints Sunday • 10:30 a.m.** Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic Friday • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mass. Protestant Tuesday • 11:30 a.m., Bible study. Thursday • 11:30 a.m., weekly chapel service. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.
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MatureFemale companion/hou sekeeper for elderlywoman. Doesn’t require personal needs. Must pass background chk w/valid drivers license. 3 days/wk. Call Carol 497-1582 or 206-0944
Rattan couch excellent condition $250 2-each lrg Rattan chairs $75 each 4531909 B o w F l e x Home Gym Invisible w / l e g s Fence-complt-2 a t t a c h m e n t , collars, 4 excellent batteries, condition, instruc Easy to $350.00, call i n s t a l l 850-696-2799. $200/OBO 637-1451 Computer Micro/Carpet, Panasonic Blk 1.9 $75, Karastan Stainmstr 12x12 or 12x15 pcd, lght, $175 505-0880 32” SHARP flat screen TV (box tube back) w/cherry wood entertainment cabinet $150 call 449-6928
p r i n t e r cart/table & file cabinet. Blonde wood $30 each or $50 for set. 251-961-1780 8 piece. Dining Room set. Table, 6 chairs, china hutch— Ashley. Like new $2,000 Call for showing. 251961-1780
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Bowflex GymMotivator 2. Excellent condition. P o w e r $325. 494- Wheelchair Jazzy “Select 2420 Elite” model electric scooter Igloo 90 qt ice chair, has chest w/ built joystick control in live bait well on arm, & 12 v. pump. e x c e l l e n t E x c e l l e n t condition, never condition $60. used, includes charger that 497-9780 plugs into arm. 456-2303.
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2005 Honda 1300VTXS, $4000. mustang s e a t , cobrapipes, saddle bags, luggage rack, engine guard 346-0246
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2008 Newmar Class A RV 27ft baystar 2 slides spilt bath queen bed couch bed satellite dish entertainment c e n t e r , outstanding condition $55,000 4568356 2 0 0 7 Winnebago Itasca. 33.7 feet, 2 slides, gas. Very low miles. Take over payments. Located KOA F13 Lillian. Call (770) 3550132.
Searay 19.5 Sport 4.3L Mercruiser 220 MPI Runs/ looks great $15K obo. 407-625-5482
2012 Airstream C a m p e r ExCond. Lux upgrades, sleeps 6, zipdee awning, conv micro, 20LCD, dvd, $55K Call 7121319
01 30 ft Regal Commodore Cabin Cruiser Generator Windlass Extd Swim Platform 5 wheel RV + $34,995 529Tow vehicle 1946 package Place $16000 OBO. call 512-6441730 for info. your ad Must see to here believe!
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