DBIDS reminder ... Rapid Gate will not be accepted for base access after July 15; get your DBIDS card at NAS Pensacola Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 777. Call 452-4153 for additional information. Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) increases installation security and communications by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards and force protection conditions. The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation entry point.
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Senior NATO Airman visits NAS Pensacola By Randy Martin 12th Flying Training Wing
The head of the United Kingdom’s armed forces and a frontrunner for the biggest job in NATO visited the U.S. Air Force’s 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) June 22-23. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach was recently identified as a candidate for chairman of the NATO military committee and if selected, he will provide military advice to NATO’s secretary-general. His visit to Florida was an opportunity to offer advice to younger American Airmen who practice crew roles for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare as he did in 1977 with the Royal Air Force (RAF). “It was an honor to have Sir Stuart address our graduates, instructors, staff and guests. His rise to the highest military position in the UK armed forces, as
an RAF navigator is unique and may be unprecedented,” said Col. John Edwards, 479th Flying Training Group commander. The 479th trains all Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve combat system officers –
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navigators, electronic warfare officers, officer sensor operators and weapon system officers. The 479th’s electronic warfare officer (EWO) program also offers training for undergraduate and graduatelevel curriculum to the U.S. Department of De-
fense and 23 other countries. Peach was briefed on the 479th FTG’s mission and he was shown a modified T-1A Jayhawk used for airborne training. During a graduation ceremony for 22 new CSOs, Peach addressed Class 17-11 and dozens of their friends and family at the National Naval Aviation Museum before presenting graduates the wings that symbolize their accomplishment. “One hundred years ago, Airmen were fighting over the skies of France – including British and American Airmen, – fighting alongside one another, forming the bonds of one See CSOs on page 2 (Right) National honors are rendered at the graduation ceremony for U.S. Air Force Combat Systems Officer Class 17-11, held June 23 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Photos by Mike O’Connor
NASP CO speaks at reunion for USS Sterett Association Sailors By Ens. Kristina Wiedemann NASP Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin was the guest speaker at this year’s reunion of the USS Sterett Association June 24 in Nashville, Tenn. It was a nostalgic experience for Martin, returning to
his home state accompanied by his mother. He was particularly humbled to be the night’s speaker to honor his father Harry I. Martin, who served as a gunner’s mate and plankowner on the USS Sterett (DD 407). Martin spoke about the
Navy and the many changes it has made, particularly since World War II, to the many veterans in attendance. He touched on a few major topics, including the number of women serving and their presence in all facets of the Navy, the technological
advances that the Navy has taken to advance the ability to complete missions, how social media is helping with communication to Sailors and their families, physical fitness standards and advances, as well as uniform changes that are happening Navywide. The USS Sterett that Capt. Martin’s father served on was
Blues over the beach:
NASP observes LGBT Pride Month Story, photo by Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs
Service members from Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) held a basewide observance ceremony in honor and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month June 16. Established in 2009 for the month of June, LGBT Pride Month promotes and encourages a celebration of honesty and openness within the LGBT community. The event featured guest speaker Donna Stough, the co-founder of Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida. It was a first for Stough to be asked to
speak aboard a military installation. During her remarks, she said that normally is speaking with people rallying and picketing around her. “Everyone is diverse and as much uniformity and conformity as there is in the Navy, each person is
one of 10 Benham-class destroyers. The ship holds a distinguished World War II record with 13 bronze service stars and a Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding performance in combat against enemy surface units of the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Guadalcanal and the Battle of Vella Gulf.
Patriotism soars at the Pensacola Beach Air Show this week with Blues, fireworks
still an individual and still very unique in their background, in their job, in their opinion and in their spirituality. Everyone is special in their own right,” said Stough. Military policy and
Thousands will flock to the sugar-white sand and turquoise water of the Gulf Coast this week to see the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron perform at the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show. Events include: • July 4 – Bands on the Beach and Independence Day fireworks: Sing and sway to the tunes of Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs at Bands on the Beach
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Donna Stough, the co-founder of Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida speaks to Sailors and base leadership during a LGBT Pride Month event June 16.
Jenna R. Helak, EM2 Essenam P. Abok and ABH1 Andre A. Nation were surprised by an early advancement ceremony June 27 onboard NAS Pensacola with NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin and Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar pinning the Sailors with their new rank. Bolivar was touring NAS Pensacola for her first time as Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE). Photo by Mike O’Connor
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NASP Youth Center teacher receives Cat Country award Story, photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann NASP Public Affairs
(Left-right) AE1 Valerie Mascho, Clara Ann Phillips, Matthew Mascho, “Cat” from Cat Country and Brent Lane pose for a photo inside the Fred G. Smalley Youth Center aboard NAS Pensacola. Phillips was the recipient of the “Cat Pack Coach of the Week” award for her hard work and dedication to the children she teaches at the Youth Center.
A local teacher from the NASP Youth Center received the Cat Country “Cat Pack Coach of the Week” award at the Fred G. Smalley Youth Center onboard NAS Pensacola June 13. Clara Ann Phillips was nominated by AE1 Valerie Mascho, instructor at Aviation Electricians Mate “A” School, for her hard work and dedication to the children she teaches, especially Mascho’s eight-year-old son Matthew. “When we arrived in February of 2015, Matthew was worried about being welcomed and accepted for his hearing aid,” Mascho said. “Ms. Phillips was very friendly and under-
standing from day one, which made him comfortable to be himself.” Matthew says his teacher is awesome because she always has so much energy and really cares about her students. “Miss Phillips makes class a lot of fun and is always looking out for all of her students at the youth center,” Matthew said. Brent Lane, a morning host on Cat Country 98.7, presented Phillips with her award. He was accompanied by Cat, the radio station’s mascot, and both posed for photos with all of the students individually. “I am honored and humbled to receive this award and so thankful that the Mascho family nominated me,” Phillips said.
NAS Pensacola water quality reports are online From Joelle O'Daniel-Lopez Environmental Protection Specialist NavFac Southeast Public Works Department
The annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola/Corry Station and Saufley Field water systems are available on the NAS Pensacola website. Visit https:// www. cnic. navy. mil/ content/ dam/ cnic/ cnrse/ images/ NAS%20PENSACOLA/NAS_Pensacola_Corry_CCR_2016.pdf
and https: //www. cnic. navy. mil/ content/ dam/ cnic/ cnrse/ images/ NAS%20PENSACOLA/ NAS_ Saufley_ Field_ CCR_2016.pdf to view the 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality reports for NAS Pensacola/Corry Station and Saufley Field water systems and learn more about your water. If you prefer a paper copy, contact Integrated Science Solutions Inc. at 452-3908. NAS Pensacola routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to the fed-
eral and state laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. Data obtained before Jan 1, 2016, and presented in the report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations. For more information about these reports or concerning your water utility, contact the NASP Water Quality Manager at 452-3131, ext. 3027.
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as the sun melts into the horizon along Pensacola Beach. Follow that up with a spectacular patriotic fireworks display over the Santa Rosa Sound. Bands on the Beach (http://www.visitpensacolabeach.com/events/bands-onthe-beach.php) begins at 7 p.m. on the Gulfside Pavilion stage. The Pensacola Beach 4th of July fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m. over the Santa Rosa Sound. • July 5 – Breakfast with the Blues: Visitors will have multiple opportunities to catch a glimpse of the flight team leading up to the show. The first of these will be on July 5, when beachgoers can enjoy breakfast while waiting for the Blues to pass overhead at 8 a.m. • July 6-7 – Blue Angels practice shows: Visitors will get another chance to witness the Blues’ high-speed act during two practice runs scheduled for 2 p.m. July 6 and July 7. Dress rehearsal for the airshow’s civilian acts will start at noon July 7. • July 8 – Pensacola Beach Air Show: The official 2017 Pensacola Beach Air Show will begin around noon. The 2017 air show line-up includes the Veterans Flight crew flying their World War II-era Stearmans; Julian MacQueen flying his Grunman Widgeon G-44 amphibious plane; the U.S. Navy Seal LEAP Frogs; the Redline Sports Team flying RV-8 speed demons; Gary Ward flying the MX2, an unlimited aerobatic aircraft that spins and rotates at high speeds; Kevin Coleman flying a one-of-a-kind Extra 300SHP; and Skip Stewart flying Prometheus, a high-powered biplane. The Blues’ Fat Albert, a C-130 Hercules that flies support for the Blue Angels, will kick off the official Blue Angels performance at 2 p.m.
of the strongest alliances in the world today,” said Peach during a graduation ceremony to 22 new combat systems officers (CSOs) with dozens of their friends and family members in attendance at the museum. “Among those Airmen were the observers and navigators, the predecessors to these graduates before me.” During the speech ACM Peach spoke of the strong continuing alliance between the U.S. and the UK. “You graduates will be walking in the footsteps of these aviators that came before you. Leave here, learn your systems, learn your job, be the best that you can in your new squadrons, because the squadron is the life blood of our air forces. It is the source of all air power,” Peach said. “It was a tremendous honor to have such a high ranking navigator to preside over our graduation,” said 2nd Lt. David Breeze, one of the graduates. “He is an inspiration and provides us all a role model to emulate for the rest of our careers.” If he is selected as chairman in September, Peach will likely assume his role next summer. LGBT from page 1
legislation had previously prohibited gay individuals from serving, and subsequently from serving openly. In turn, a legislative policy was enacted in a 1993 bill that continued the ban under which LGBT individuals were prohibited from serving, but also prohibited investigation into a member’s sexual orientation without suspicion. The new policy was known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and was seen as a compromise between the two political efforts. As of 2011 the DADT policy was officially repealed, which allowed men and women to serve openly in the military. This repeal was able to take effect with sufficient certification that it would not
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harm military readiness, followed by a 60-day waiting period. After the waiting period, the repeal was met with resistance but prohibitions were entirely ended in September 2011. In 2016, the Navy announced their new policy, allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military as their preferred gender. The Navy has followed the implementation timeline outlined by the DoD for updates on policies, procedures and to provide training for Sailors on the changes. The diversity of the force will remain a strength. The Navy is committed to recruiting and retaining top talent regardless of race, class, sex, background or sexual orientation. A diverse, inclusive environment allows diversity of thought and innovation to thrive.
Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (June 30 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway was the winner last week; the photo was Pelican “J. Gosling,” in front of the NASP headquarters building.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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A blast from the past: Remembering the Fourth of July By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
hat is it about the Fourth of July? I think of Thanksgiving and the aroma of roasting turkey as the jets under my tongue fire off tiny squirts of saliva. I think of New Year’s Eve, and hear a paper horn blast and see a sparkle of foil confetti. Who doesn’t think of St. Patrick’s Day and imagine green, while tasting the vaguely minty flavor of a shamrock shake or feeling the bubbly tickle of tinted beverages? And so it goes, that when July Fourth rolls around, I tap into a unique set of associative sights, sounds, scents, flavors and emotions stored in the 1970s backyard shed of my mind. Hot sunshine is the first recollection to surface, shedding light on other nostalgic summertime sensations – the steamy aroma of freshly cut grass, the cacophony of children’s laughter at the community pool, the slippery coolness of a red-white-andblue Astro Pop.
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As the full scope of Independence Day memories are revived, I recall flags flying from porches and posts. The tang of barbecue sauce. The sweetness of hot buttered corn on the cob. The “thwap” of watermelon seeds blown through pursed lips. As the smoldering charcoal of festive family barbecues dissipate, excitement grows. We grab flashlights, blankets, and ozone-depleting aerosol cans of bug repellant (toxic by today’s standards) and jump into the family station wagon. Since everyone in town is headed to the fairgrounds for the fireworks show, we have to park several blocks away and take a shortcut through the old cemetery. I know it’s just my brother jumping out from behind gravestones to scare me, but I’m petrified
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 andpotatoesoflife.com. nonetheless. At the fairgrounds, we claim our spot on the grass sloping toward the grandstands where the annual demolition derby was held earlier that day. The banged-
up cars are gone from the dirt arena, but in the dim dusk we can see the platform from which fireworks will soon be launched. Lying on the blanket, I hear the crackerjack rat-a-tat of a brass band belting out patriotic tunes, and wait for the first thunk of the fireworks launcher. I smell the faint scent of chlorine in my hair and feel corn-on-the-cob remnants stuck between my teeth. Boom! The sky erupts in a massive starburst of radiating white-hot combustion. Oooh! I look around to see the crowd of faces turned upward, eyes communally reflecting the fresh flash of light. Dying embers fizzle, sparkle, then fall toward the earth. Ahhh! Pow! My brother doesn’t sit on the blanket, but stands in silhouette before us as vivid color ignites the night sky. With every backfire blast, he jerks theatrically as if hit by a bullet. In the shoulder, then the leg. The gut. The chest. Each shot temporarily weakens him, and he is knocked
off balance. Just as it looks as if he may fight back. Pow! Another invisible bullet takes its toll. His gruesome display continues until, during the rapid-fire finale, he convulses dramatically, collapsing to the ground. He looks like a goner, but his shaking hand reaches upward with the sheer human will to survive ... Pow! Pow! Pow! ... POW! And with that, my brother fakes his final heroic demise ... until Mom tells him he had better c’mon if he wants to get home in time to eat ice cream and light sparklers before bedtime. On the upcoming anniversary of our nation’s independence, let’s put aside negative rhetoric that threatens patriotism. Let’s celebrate the revolutionaries who risked life and limb for freedom. remember the Let’s founders who created a new concept of government by the people. And let’s tap into the nostalgia of July Fourth to remind us that our American way of life is truly exceptional.
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DoD official: Sole focus in Iraq, Syria remains on ISIS By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity
ASHINGTON – The sole focus of coalition forces in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists in those nations, a Pentagon spokesman said June 20. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis briefed Pentagon reporters on operations against ISIS and on recent coalition defensive shoot-downs of two armed unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighterbomber. Davis told reporters what coalition officials have said publicly to all parties: that the coaliwill not tolerate tion demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward coalition or partner forces in Syria who are conducting legitimate operations to defeat ISIS. “We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS,” Davis said, “but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if necessary.” Iraq operations: Davis said (June 20) was Day 121 of the operation to liberate West Mosul in Iraq. Iraqi forces have reached the Old City neighborhood and have effectively surrounded ISIS, he said. Yesterday, he added, they gained another 29 square kilometers – about 3 and a half square
miles – in the northwest part of the Old City. Since Feb. 17, total gains in the greater area of West Mosul are about 788 square kilometers – 304 square miles – and Iraqi forces have gained 4,300 square kilometers – 660 square miles – since the larger Mosul operation began in October, Davis said. Federal police forces are maintaining the southern part of the forward line of troops in the Old City, and Iraqi counterterrorism service forces are attacking in the northern part of the Old City from west to east against heavy resistance, he added. Emergency response division and Iraqi army forces continued efforts from east to west toward the Al Jamhuri Hospital, and Davis said coalition forces continue to conduct strikes on enemy positions to protect partnered forces. To the west of Mosul, the 5th Iraqi Army Division continues its offensive operations east to west toward Kisik junction and Tal
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fire an M777 howitzer during a fire mission in northern Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), March 24. More than 60 regional and international nations have joined together to enable partnered forces to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and to restore stability and security Marine Corps. Photo by Cpl. Zachery C. Laning
Afar, he added, and in alreadyliberated East Mosul, the 16th Iraqi Army Division continues conducting patrols, Davis said. Syria operations: Syrian Democratic Forces liberated another 1,000 square kilometers – 386 square miles – of terrain around the Syrian city of Raqqa yesterday, Davis said, and the SDF continue to fight along three axes toward the center of Raqqa against substantial ISIS resistance.
CNO Adm. John Richardson statement on recent trip to Japan From Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – On (June 20) MCPON (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) and I visited Japan where we attended the outbound dignified transfer of our seven fallen shipmates and spent time with (USS) Fitzgerald Sailors and families. The outpouring of support by the Yokosuka and broader community has been stunning. Everything from toothpaste and uniforms to financial assistance has been offered and we are very grateful to all who are helping this team get back to fighting trim. We also met with supporting teams that were critical to the effort – the Yokosuka Port Operations, tug crews, divers and workers who were absolutely essential to recovering the ship. An amazingly selfless team of American and Japanese workers who made such a difference. Very important was the chance to visit the leaders from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense
Force and Japanese Coast Guard. I personally thanked them for their assistance. Our partnership with the Japanese is very strong and growing stronger. They were deeply sorry for the losses suffered. Our immediate focus is to do all we can to properly recognize our fallen shipmates, take care of the Fitz family and begin to put the ship back together. There are multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations underway to determine the facts of the collision. Our goal is to learn all we can to prevent future accidents from occurring. This process will unfold as quickly as possible, but it’s important to get this right. We need to protect the integrity of those proceedings. Speculation, rumors, hearsay or second guessing won’t be helpful. Let the investigations run their courses. Again, thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers and offers of support. It is good to see the Navy team come together to help Fitz and others move forward.
“On the west side of Raqqa, they gained a small amount of terrain and repelled ISIS counterattacks. On the north side, the SDF continues to clear south, from the sugar factory and on the east side they’re within (about 1,000 yards) of the Old City,” Davis said. From there, he added, the SDF is working its way north around the historic Rafiqah wall that that surrounds the Old City. South of Raqqa and the Euphrates River, the SDF gained another 6 square kilometers – 2.3 square miles – of villages and agricultural areas, Davis noted. Also on June 20 in southern Syria, a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle shot down an armed pro-regime unmanned aerial vehicle as it advanced on coalition forces in southern Syria. The Iranmade Shaheed-129 was displaying hostile intent, he said. “This occurred at an established combat outpost northeast of At Tanf where (coalition forces) were training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS,” Davis said. “This is the same location where the other pro-regime UAV that dropped munitions on coalition forces was shot down on June 8.” The F-15E intercepted the armed Iranian-made UAV after it was seen advancing on coalition positions. Davis said it was loaded with ordnance and made no attempt to divert.
On June 18, the coalition shot down a Syrian SU-22 fighterbomber after it attacked SDF positions. “There was an incident earlier in the day where regime tanks, artillery, technical vehicles and soldiers were advancing toward SDF forces that were holding the towns of Jadin and Shuwayhan,” Davis said. “There had been multiple communications through the deconfliction line.” U.S. aircraft conducted a show of force, including strafing runs near the regime positions, “so they stopped their aggressive and threatening movements,” Davis said. “That was when they saw the SU-22 approaching and it was carrying ordnance,” he added. They did everything they could to try to warn it away ... but ultimately the SU-22 went into a dive and was observed dropping munitions and was subsequently shot down.” Also in Syria, Davis said the Defense Department now can confirm that coalition forces killed Turki al-Binali, the selfproclaimed grand mufti, or chief cleric, of ISIS. He was killed in an airstrike May 31 in Mayadin, Syria. Binali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world, Davis said, and as chief cleric to ISIS since 2014.
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Navy updates wear of earrings and ball caps for women From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
ASHINGTON (NNS) – On June 21 the Navy released NavAdmin 146/17, which announces several uniform changes that are effective immediately. Officially authorized in the message is the decision by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to permit women to wear a hair bun through the rear opening of a command or Navy ball cap. The change was prompted by a question from a San Diego Sailor June 6. “Effective immediately you can now wear your cap with the bun through the hole in the back above the strap,” Richardson said in a Facebook video to the Fleet announcing the change June 8. “I think this will be more comfortable and will look a lot better. Thanks to the Lt. j.g. out there for making that known to me. We promised to fix it and now it’s fixed.” The other grooming standard change for women announced in
this NavAdmin authorizes the wear of white pearl or white synthetic pearl earrings with Dress Uniforms and round cut white diamonds or white synthetic diamonds with Dinner Dress Blue and White Jacket uniforms. Earrings must be 4 millimeter-6 millimeter (approximately 1/8 inch 1/4 inch) in size. Additionally, pregnant Sailors now can purchase the NWU Type III maternity uniform if the Type I version is not available. This change is in response to the reduction in the production of the Type I uniform. NavAdmin 146/17 also authorizes approval for wear of two joint command badges. Sailors assigned to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Defense POW/MIA Accounting
Lt. Jillianne Planeta stands the officer of the deck watch on the bridge of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Pacific Ocean June 22. Photo by MC2 Sean M. Castellano
Agency (DPAA) are now authorized to wear command identification badges for the duration of their assignments at those units. Full description of the badges and manner of wear can be found in the NavAdmin. Finally, Navy will transition to
a Standard Prisoner Uniform to enhance correctional security. Prisoners in a pre-trial status will wear a brown uniform while post-trial prisoners will wear a khaki-color variant of the pretrial uniform. The NavAdmin contains complete descriptions
of the uniforms. For complete information on the updates to uniform policy, see NavAdmin 146/17 at www.npc.navy.mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnp/.
New Hig h Yea r Te nure P o lic y f o r E -4 throu gh E-6 a n n o u n c e d From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy is increasing its High Year Tenure (HYT) policy for active component and full time support E-4 through E-6 Sailors by two years in an effort to improve sea duty manning, the service announced June 21 in NavAdmin 143/17.
The updated policy, which sets the maximum number of years a Sailor may serve based on rank, will go into effect Aug. 1. The updated HYT changes for active and FTS Sailors are: • E-4: increases from 8 years to 10 years. • E-5: increases from 14 years to 16 years.
• E-6: increases from 20 years to 22 years. Extending the time an individual may serve provides Sailors more opportunities to advance, and the fleet with critical manning. It’s anticipated this change could potentially allow more than 2,800 experienced Sailors to remain in the Navy, filling key sea duty and other high priority billets by the end of 2018.
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HYT for all other active duty and FTS enlisted pay grades, as well as enlisted Selected Reserve Sailors, remains unchanged. The Navy will continue to offer HYT waivers for enlisted Sailors who volunteer for sea duty on a case-by-case basis. More information on order processing, assignments and reenlistment/exertion process can be found in NavAdmin 143/17 on www.npc.navy.mil.
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Sanderson relinquishes command of Whiting Field’s HT-18 to Brunk By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
mdr. Brian Sanderson, formally turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) to Marine Lt. Col. Aaron Brunk, yesterday, June 29, at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) auditorium. The ceremony marked the transition of authority from one officer to the other in front of the assembled staff, instructors and students. The occasion marked the next step in an exemplary 19year military career. Sanderson received his wings of gold in 1999 and executed orders to HS-10 in San Diego, Calif., in the SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawk helicopter. He has served tours with the “Dragonslayers” of HS-11, another assignment with HS-10 this time as an instructor
pilot, Carrier Air Wing Eight as combat search and rescue officer, with the “Tridents” of HS-3 and as member of the Joint Staff in Suffolk, Va., before his assignment with HT-18. Serving first as the executive officer for the command and then as commanding officer, Sanderson displayed unmatched dedication to safe,
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quality training throughout his two and one-half year tour. Under his leadership, HT-18 exceeded its pilot training goals, designating 189 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and allied helicopter aviators for FY-15. Sanderson, furthermore, led the “Vigilant Eagles” in the execution of more than 52,000 flight hours across 26,000 syllabus training evolutions. HT-18 set the standard for advanced rotary wing production in key metrics
including: lowest time-to-train and total hours flown. Under his leadership, the squadron provided the core of future aviation warfighters to meet the nation’s demands. Brunk comes to the “Vigilant Eagles” after having most recently served at the United States Special Operations Command in the Force Management and Development Directorate. A graduate of Tulane University in 1997, Brunk was com-
missioned a second lieutentant in the Marine Corps and complete The Basic School later that same year. He earned Commodore’s List designation and earned his aviator’s wings in Dec. 1999. His first assignment placed him with HMLA-269 at New River, N.C., with followon orders to HMM-263 where he deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He has since served again with HMLA269 (twice) as well as with the 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, and two tours with the Marine Special Operations Command. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Combat “V”, Air Medal with numeral 7, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. Cmdr. Kenneth Kerr will replace Brunk as the executive officer for the squadron.
VT-3 earns prestigious Ellyson Award for aviation training By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
Training Squadron Three (VT-3) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently earned recognition as the top primary training squadron in the Navy for fiscal year 2016. The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) announced the winners of the CDR Theodore G. Ellyson Aviator Production Excellence Awards, honoring the top training squadrons that exhibit the greatest production and efficiency in producing aviators for the nation’s defense. VT-3 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher Biggs attributes the squadron’s success squarely on the professionalism of the “Red Knight” team. “The Cmdr. Theodore Ellyson Award
Three U.S. Navy T-6B “Texan II” aircraft assigned to Training Air Wing Five fly over NAS Whiting Field. Photo by Ens. Antonio More
is important to me personally because it provides recognition for the work my instructor pilots and staff diligently put in every day. It simply is not possible to express how proud I am of the entire team’s
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GOSPORT Inspiration from the Declaration of Independence Excerpts from http://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.
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Fireworks: It’s better and way safer to go to the show From National Fire Protection Association
Permanent scarring, loss of vision, dismemberment – these are too often the harsh realities of amateur fireworks use. To keep the public safe from 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,” said John Hall, NFPA’s division manager of fire analysis and research. “When things go wrong with fireworks, they go very wrong, very fast, far faster than any fire protection provisions can reliably respond.” In recent years, fireworks have been one of the leading causes of injuries serious enough to require hospital emergency room treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, or scars or even death or disfigurement that can last a lifetime. The thousands of serious injuries each year typically harm the eyes, head, or 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
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engulfed in flames because of fireworks. Fireworks-related fires have typically caused at least $20 million in property loss (not adjusted for inflation) each year in recent years. A substantial portion of the structure fire property loss due to fireworks typically involves bottle rockets or other fireworks rockets. These rockets can land on rooftops or wedge within certain structures and still retain enough heat to cause a fire. Public fireworks displays are a safer alternative. Conducted by trained professionals, these displays are the smartest and safest choice for anyone because they are established under controlled settings and regulations. After these displays, or any other time, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over. Fireworks that have been ignited and fail to immediately explode or discharge can cause injury because they may still be active. Children should always tell an adult if they find fireworks rather than picking up smoking or charred fireworks themselves, which is just too risky.
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.”
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Jokes & Groaners 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.
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NETPDC selects graphic illustrator Williams as Civilian of the Quarter Story, photo by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
graphic illustrator for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) was honored at an allhands ceremony June 1 as Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the second quarter of 2017. Val Williams, a former Navy illustrator/draftsman and 30-year civil service veteran, received the award for her outstanding performance as a graphic illustrator for the Navy Advancement Center (NAC). Williams said she was totally surprised by the CoQ recognition, and appreciates her bosses taking the time to nominate her. “Years ago I was a Sailor myself stationed here at Saufley creating exam graphics with pen and ink on a drafting table before there were computers,” said Williams. “I feel I’ve come fullcircle and am honored to work at the advancement center in a civilian position where I can be
a part of the team, giving back to the Fleet.” At the award ceremony, NETPDC Commanding Officer, Capt. Kertreck Brooks said he is constantly reminded of the immense talent and dedication the civilian professionals at NETPDC bring to the Navy. “Ms. Williams is a direct example of our civilian personnel understanding the team process and going the extra mile to en-
Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer, presents Val Williams with her Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) certificate at an all-hands ceremony June 1.
sure the job gets done,” said Brooks. “Her contributions to the NAC Facebook page were directly responsible for the site surpassing 200,000 likes and maintaining its status as one of the Navy’s most popular and informative social media pages.” Dr. Larry Willers, NAC Strategic Analysis and Metrics branch head and Williams’ supervisor, said that her work is not only outstanding, but vital in communicating advancement information to Sailors. “Ms. Williams was instrumental in transferring the ad-
vancement center’s online content from Navy Knowledge Online to My Navy Portal (MNP),” said Willers. “Her work has been cited by the project manager as a model that all content developers should emulate. Because of her testing and fine-tuning of the MNP beta site, Val was directly responsible for the successful transition of all NAC content, ensuring the availability of advancement-related information to Sailors throughout the fleet.” NETPDC, located on board NAS Pensacola’s Saufley Field,
provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center, and the resources management department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https://www.netc.navy.mil/netc/n etpdc/Default.htm.
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Household Goods Webinar: Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683); or go to www.facebook.com/navyhhg. • Mommy and Me Summertime Tea: 10 a.m. to noon at Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, 1 Price Ave., NAS Pensacola. Hosted by FFSC New Parent Support Group. For reservations, call 452-5990.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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
Worship schedule 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
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 5545606.
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 more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com. Upcoming workshops include: • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. • Marriage Enrichment Retreat: Aug. 18-10 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships Childcare is not provided. All legally married active-duty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend. Register by email to Ray Doss at Ray.doss.ctr@ navy.mil or call (228) 871-3504. • Family Enrichment Retreat: Sept. 8-10 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communica-
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
tion skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships Childcare is available for ages 7 and younger. All legally married active-duty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475.
• USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. • Firecracker 5K: July 1, Seville Quarter. Eighty volunteers needed to set up, assist and take down equipment. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It’s fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:30-3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.Gainey@usmc.mil.
Fresh Start: Quit tobacco now The NAS Pensacola Safety Department, sponsored by Naval Hospital Pensacola, is starting a tobacco cessation program for NASP and NASP Corry Station called FreshStart. By having sessions on NASP, it’s hoped to make it easier for personnel interested in the program to attend sessions on base. Group or individual instruction is available. Classes/individual counseling will be held in Bldg.1500 at NASP. Four sessions, one hour per week Next class is July 19, 10-11 a.m., Bldg. 1500, Rm. 129. To register, and for more information, call 452-8167.
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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. Get â€œGolf Readyâ€?: Interested in hitting the links, but donâ€™t know where to start? NAS Pensacolaâ€™s A.C. Read golf course offers a comprehensive five-week plan to get you â€œGolf Ready.â€? PGA certified instructors will teach everything you â€˘ Disc Golf: NASP from the basics of has multiple Disc MWR putting to the keys courses on NAS Golf of hitting those Pensacola and at Blue long drives. Just Angel Recreation Park one hour per for your enjoyment. Disc week, and you'll be golf combines frisbee ready to hit the and golfing as a way to greens. Next class practice skill and athletistarts July 24. cism. The courses Summer sesrange from beginner to sions: â€˘ July 24intermediate in difficulty. Aug. 21, 5-6 p.m. The course at Radford â€˘ July 25-Aug. Fitness Center is open 22, 5-6 p.m. Monday through Saturâ€˘ July 29-Aug. day. For more information, call 452-9845. The 26, 8-9 a.m. course at Blue Angel Cost: ActiveRecreation Park is open duty, retired miliseven days a week, tary and families, with rentals available $89; civilian guests Thursday through Mon$99. day. For more informaFor more infortion, call 281-5489. mation call Josh Meador or Wayland Abernathy III at 452-2454.
The Sertoma Fourth of July Celebration in downtown Pensacola includes a firework display over Pensacola Bay. Photo from pensacolafireworks.com
From staff reports
et ready to have a blast for Fourth of July. Fireworks will be the main attraction, but other activities also are on the schedule.
Here are some highlights: â€˘ Symphony Sparks & Stars. Date: July 4 at 7:30 p.m. Location: Hunter Amphitheater, Community Maritime Park. Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (PSO) for a patriotic celebration of Independence Day at the Hunter Amphitheater at the Community Maritime Park. With beautiful Pensacola Bay as the backdrop, this free outdoor concert will honor the United States armed forces and feature a mix of patriotic music with popular favorites performed by the PSO under the direction of Maestro Peter Rubardt.
â€˘ Sertomaâ€™s Fourth of July Celebration in Old Seville features a full day of activities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Seville Square. The largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay begins at 9 p.m. Other activities throughout the day in Seville Square will include a free childrenâ€™s area with inflatables, a U.S. Army simulator, rock climbing wall, â€œmeet and greetâ€? with characters, face painting and more. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts and food; there will be live entertainment on the bayfront stage in the afternoon.
A hot dog eating contest is scheduled for noon, so sign up early. The PSO live orchestra concert will be broadcast to speakers along Bayfront Parkway and to Wahoos Stadium. The festivities will culminate with the fireworks show at 9 p.m., synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7 presented by The Law Office of J.J. Talbott. Do not bring dogs or your own fireworks as they are not permitted in the parks. For more information, go to http://pensacolafireworks.com. â€˘ Pensacola Beach will feature fireworks at 8:30 p.m. over Santa Rosa Sound. Celebrate your independence with the fireworks on the sound side of the island. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com.
At the movies: NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema FRIDAY
â€œWonder Womanâ€? (3D), (PG13), 5 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 8 p.m.; Captain Underpants (2D), (PG), 5:30 p.m.; â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 7:30 p.m.
Captain Underpants (3D), (PG), noon; â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Swordâ€? (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (3D), (PG13), 4:40 p.m.; â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (3D), (PG13), 7:40 p.m.; â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 2:30 p.m.;â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 5:30 p.m.; â€œBaywatchâ€? (R), 8:10 p.m.
â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (2D), (PG13), noon and 3 p.m.; â€œAlien: Covenant,â€? R, 5:40 p.m.; â€œBaywatchâ€? (R), 8:10 p.m.; â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œCaptain Underpantsâ€? (2D), (PG), 2:30 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
â€œCaptain Underpantsâ€? (2D), (PG), 2 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; â€œDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,â€? PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 4:30 p.m.; â€œBaywatchâ€? (R), 7:30 p.m.
â€œCaptain Underpantsâ€? (3D), (PG), 5 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (3D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; â€œEverything, Everything,â€? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œBaywatchâ€? (R), 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: â€œBook of Lifeâ€? (PG), noon and 2:30 p.m.; â€œThe Boss Babyâ€? (PG), 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; â€œKing Arthur: Legend of the Swordâ€? (2D), PG13, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; â€œSnatched,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
â€œCaptain Underpantsâ€? (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; â€œWonder Womanâ€? (2D), (PG13), 6 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com
Captainâ€™s Cup events: The 2017 competitions at NASP and NASP Corry Station continue in June with golf, softball and volleyball. Captainâ€™s Cup events are open to active-duty personnel and their spouses, reserve, DoD and permanent contract personnel. For more information, contact your command sports representative or call 452-6520. â€˘ Summer Reading Program: Weekly sessions for children take place at the NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634. The Reading by Design summer program will be presented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday during the summer months. Children will get a chance to do crafts, enjoy refreshments, hear stories and win prizes. For more information, call 452-4362. â€˘ Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. For more information, call 452-2372. â€˘ Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active-duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940.
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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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A A.A. .A. C Cunningham unningham R Road oad ppaving aving notice notice ... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to take four weeks to complete. Watch for â€œRoad Closedâ€? and â€œDetourâ€? signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work z o n es . T h e wo rk sch e d u le is weath er d e p en d e n t. F o r q u esti o n s o r mo re i n fo rmati o n , co n tac t th e PWD Co n stru cti o n Man ag e r Br ya n Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.
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Old man’s lifetime collection of mementos. Dovetail walnut box with over 100 items. Such as rattlesnake, old David and Goliath sling, 80 yr old marble, duck bands, wood Louisville slugger bat, herd to tie flys. $40 for box and all contents. 497-1167
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