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NIOC Pensacola change of command July 12 From NIOC Public Affairs

Cmdr. Paul D. Lashmet will turn over command of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola to Cmdr. Eduardo Salazar in a ceremony to be held July 12 at 10 a.m. at the National Museum of Naval Aviation onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP).

Cmdr. Eduardo Salazar

During Lashmet’s tenure as commanding officer of NIOC Pensacola, he led the command through a period of tremendous growth in personnel, mission and capability tailored to supporting USCYBERCOM, national partners and operational commanders worldwide. Lashmet will be most remembered for the vitality, humanity and commitment of naval excellence he brought to the Sailors of NIOC Pensacola. Although he

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Blues ready to rock the beach From Katie King EW Bullock Associates

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will once again host the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show, with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlining July 13 and 14. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be a host of worldclass aerobatic and stunt plane performers, as well as interactive exhibits, military recruitment stations and all types of vendors on the ground. “Every year we look forward to hosting this world-class air show, along the shores of this world-class beach, with our hometown heroes,” Paolo Ghio, executive director of the SRIA said. “It’s a fantastic attraction, for tourists and locals alike, to be able to enjoy every summer.” To pursue ways to alleviate traffic congestion for the air show, the SRIA will be increasing free public transportation hours along the island July 13 and adding 10 extra buses to the schedule July 14. For more trolley information, go to visitpensacolabeach.com/trolleyinformation. For the safety of all spectators and air show participants, the SRIA is requiring the public suspend all flights of unmanned aircraft, or drones, during the air show hours of the Pensacola Beach Air Show week. In addition, glass is always prohibited on the beach, and leashed dogs are only allowed at the two designated dog beaches on either side of the island. Kicking off the air show week is “Breakfast

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a practice flight demonstration over Pensacola Beach in preparation for a previous beach air show. Blue Angels Public Affairs file photo

with the Blues” July 11, around 8 a.m., when the Blue Angels arrive and circle overhead to mark the show’s coordinates and center points along Pensacola Beach.

July 12, at 2 p.m., the Blue Angels hold a full practice show over Pensacola Beach. See Air Show on page 2

NASP’s VT-4 to change command July 12 From VT-4 Public Affairs

Cmdr. Jon “Petey” Shepard will transfer command of Training Squadron Four (VT-4) to Cmdr. Christopher “CB” Brown during a change of command ceremony July 12 at 2 p.m. in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. After 15 months in the top spot, Shepard will turn over the squadron

Cmdr. Christopher Brown

to his executive officer, Brown. Under Shepard’s command, the squadron

earned numerous accolades and conducted advanced undergraduate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training. The training encompassed ground and simulator training for student NFOs and international navigators. During his tenure the squadron winged more than 340 NFOs while executing more than 16,000 events. Additionally, the squadron reduced the time to train by 38 percent,

Cmdr. Jon Shepard

while increasing student production by 43 percent. VT-4 teaches the

Advanced Maritime, Command, and Control (MC2) course utilizing the Multi-Crew Simulator (MCS) for all NFOs destined for the E-2 Hawkeye, E-6 Mercury, EP-3 Aries, P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon aircraft. Brown, a native of De Soto, Texas, graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in Industrial See VT-4 on page 2

Last baby delivered at Naval Hospital Pensacola

Cmdr. Paul D. Lashmet

will be missed, his lessons will remain long after his departure. Lashmet will be transferring to the Air War College on Maxwell AFB for his next tour along with his wife Beth and their two children Autumn and Grant. Salazar was born in See NIOC on page 2

Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer, and Capt. Elizabeth Adriano, executive officer, of Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) present a certificate June 29 to Michaela and Ens. Jacob Bishop, a flight student at NAS Whiting Field, for delivering the last baby at NHP. On July 1, labor and delivery services stopped at NHP and all expectant mothers enrolled to NHP will now be referred to the civilian network for care. Story, photo by Jason Bortz NHP Public Affairs Officer

On June 28 at 6:10 p.m., the final call of

“baby boy, United States Navy arriving,” echoed throughout Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). James Robert Bishop will go in the records as the last baby born at NHP. On July 1, the labor and delivery services at

NHP stopped after thousands of babies cried for the first time throughout the years. Since 1976, over 27,000 babies have been delivered at NHP. In the early 1980s, NHP averaged almost 1,000 births a year, but that number has reduced in recent years to around 400 births a year. “As the number of deliveries have declined over the years, it became increasingly difficult to maintain the required skills for the active duty service members assigned to the Labor and Delivery Ward,” Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola said. “Those active duty service members will be reassigned to other Military Treatment Facilities where they will be able to maintain the skills to be battle field ready if needed.” Despite some sadness over the termination of labor and delivery services, the staff at NHP has remained positive and have enjoyed the memories they had of working in a ward that brought so much joy to so many families. See NHP on page 2


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‘Hiring Our Heroes’ coming to NASP July 11 From NASP FFSC

The “Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit” is coming to NAS Pensacola’s Mustin Beach Club July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) is a nationwide initiative to help connect veterans, transitioning

service members and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Launched in 2011 at the height of the veteran unemployment crisis, HOH works with our vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to create and sus-

tain a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. More than 40 of the nation’s largest companies have joined our Veterans Employment Advisory Council (VEAC) and Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council (MSEAC).

These are companies committed to hiring veterans and military spouses, establishing best and next practices for veteran and spouse employment, and providing mentors to veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. Hiring Our Heroes has helped more than half a million veter-

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Sailors meritoriously advanced to the next paygrade at NAS Pensacola ... Newly promoted AB2 Devonte Ward (left) stands in front of his shipmates after being informed by Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, that he has been promoted to the next paygrade by way of the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP). MAP is part of the Navy’s ongoing talent management initiatives used to empower the command triad to advance their top-performing Sailors. MAP provides commands the opportunity to recognize their best Sailors, advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility. Along with Ward, BM1 Cody Cooper (center photo) and ABE2 Jim Jones (right photo) were also advanced. Photos by Greg Mitchell Air Show from page 1

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July 13 is the Pensacola Beach Air Show dress rehearsal, with the civilian acts beginning just before noon and the Blue Angels overhead at 2 p.m., weather depending. July 14 marks the official Pensacola Beach Air Show, and follows exactly the previous day’s dress rehearsal schedule: At 11:30 a.m., the Veteran’s Flight leads off the civilian acts portion of the air show. Organized by Pensacola attorney and pilot Roy Kinsey, about a dozen vintage Stearman biplane pilots from all over the Southeast will be flying World War II veterans over Pensacola Beach on Friday and Saturday as a way to pay tribute to them, and give the tens of thousands of beach spectators a glimpse at aviation history. At 11:45 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard will enact a SAR helo demo, which involves an out-the-door, search and rescue demonstration of a person in distress from a helicopter hovering overhead. At noon, pilots Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker with Redline Aerobatic Team take to the skies, in their signature red and black stunt planes, to perform deathdefying opposing stunts and inverted maneuvers and formations. Next up, at 12:15 p.m., watch solo pilot Kevin Coleman push the limits of his bright yellow Extra 300 SHP stunt plane, his body and his mind, to create a visual spectacle like no other over Pensacola Beach. About 12:35 p.m., solo pilot Gary Ward will zip overhead in his green and purple MX2 aircraft, showcasing an aerobatic act packed with maneuvers that range from zero-speed hovers to dives in excess of 250 mph. At 12:50 p.m., closing out the civilian acts with highskill passes and maneuvers, is stunt pilot Skip Stewart in his famous red, white and black-checkered biplane, Prometheus. Following the civilian acts will be a short 30-minute window for spectators to cool off and take a dip in the Gulf before lifeguards clear the waters again in anticipation of the start of the Blue Angels show. Then, at 2 p.m., look to the Gulf horizon as six signature blue and gold F-18 Super Hornets make their way over Pensacola Beach. For the next 45 minutes, spectators will get a glimpse of aeronautic maneuvers like the diamond dirty loop, the double farvel, the vertical pitch, the fleur-de-lis, the opposing knife-edge pass, and the crowd-favorite sneak pass. These are just a few of the mind-blowing displays of choreographed precision flying the Navy’s flight demonstration team has perfected during the past 70 years. Following the show, when it’s time to pack up and leave, the SRIA would like to remind the public: “Leave Only Your Footprints Behind.” For the safety and enjoyment of all Pensacola Beach visitors and the preservation of the island’s flora and fauna, take all that you came with and help keep the beach clean.

Scottsbluff, Neb., and will serve as the 14th commanding officer of NIOC Pensacola. Salazar is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1999. He served much of his early career in the aviation community, before a lateral transfer to the cryptologic warfare (CW) community in 2011. He also attended the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School, and in 2016 was awarded his JPME II and master of science degree in National Resource Strategy. Salazar’s previous tours include duty with Patrol Squadron Twenty-Six (VP-26) at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, the 562nd Flying Training Squad-

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VT-4 from page 1 Distribution in May 2000 and received designation as an NFO in August 2001 flying the P-3 Orion. In April 2002, Brown reported to the “Golden Swordsmen” of VP47. He completed deployments to both 7th and 5th Fleet in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In May 2005, upon completion of his tour with VP-47, Brown returned to the Fleet Replacement Squadron VP30, where he served as an instructor NFO. Following his instructor

tour he reported to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in May 2008, as a catapult and arresting gear officer “shooter.” While onboard the USS Eisenhower, Brown deployed to 5th Fleet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He then earned his Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in February 2011. In June 2011, he reported to the “Fighting Marlins” of VP-40 for his Department Head tour and completed deployments to 7th and 5th Fleet in support of Operation Endur-

ing Freedom. From May 2014 to November 2016, Brown was assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) where he served as a branch chief and action officer in the Special Programs Division (J32). In May 2017, Brown reported to VT-4 as the executive officer. Cmdr. Sean Newby will relieve Brown as the executive officer for the squadron. Shepard is departing for the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in Norfolk, Va. to serve as the operations officer.

NHP from page 1 Capt. Frances Barendse, the director for nursing services at NHP, recalled her first duty assignment in 1984 as a corpsman with the Labor and Delivery Ward at NHP. “I remember the first time I saw a baby being born and was handed the baby to clear its airway,” Barendse said. “I learned so much and became proficient in so many skills from working in the Labor and Delivery Ward.” Adonna Jones, a registered nurse, worked in the Labor and Delivery Ward since 2000 and has the most experience in the ward of all current employees. “It was a joy to work in the Labor and Delivery Ward,” Jones said with pride. “We were one of the first naval hospitals to allow moms to deliver and remain in the same room throughout their stay.” Jones will transfer to NHP’s new Pediatric Clinic that is scheduled to open on July 9. Despite her sadness about no longer working on Labor and Delivery Ward, she is excited about her new responsibilities in the Pediatric Clinic and continuing to care for families at NHP. For Michaela and Ens. Jacob Bishop, a flight student at NAS Whiting Field, the couple enjoyed the attention they and their son received as the last patients in the Labor Delivery Ward. “We got a lot of special attention and everyone treated us so well,” Michaela, who is a first time mother, said. “I was just glad I got to deliver at NHP because I had heard some many great things from other mothers who delivered here.” With labor and delivery services no longer available at NHP, all expectant mothers enrolled to the hospital will be referred to the civilian network for care. A newly formed Care Coordination Team will assist patients referred to the network and will even visit patients in the hospital. The team will ensure the mother and newborn are receiving the care they need and will schedule appointments with the mother’s physician and the newborn’s pediatrician at NHP after delivery. “Our patients are our patients regardless of where they get their care,” Branstetter said. “The Care Coordination Team will ensure our patients receive the care they need and deserve.”

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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 one of the

ron, Randolph AFB, Texas, the USS Truman (CVN-75), the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence, Creech AFB Nevada and Navy Information Operations Command, Ft Meade Maryland. He also served his O-4 CW milestone tour as an offensive cyber operations planner, in support of USSOUTHCOM and USPACOM. Salazar reports to NIOC Pensacola from Yokusuka, Japan where he served as the C7F Fleet Cryptologist. The NIOC Pensacola team welcomes Salazar, his wife Karen, and their three children, Schylar, Ari and Zander. Salazar takes command of NIOC Pensacola at the pinnacle of mission and personnel growth over the last two years – his leadership will drive the future of cyberspace operational support to naval and joint forces.

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VCNO checks out latest Ready, Relevant Learning From Naval Education and Training Command Adm. Bill Moran, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), visited Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to discuss developments with Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) June 20. RRL is a pillar of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 initiative, with an overarching goal to provide Sailors the right training at the right time and in the right way. The new training model will eliminate the current practice of front-loading training at the very beginning of a Sailor’s career by providing incremental training, or Block Learning, across a career-long learning continuum that delivers the training closer to when a Sailor is expected to perform the specific work. “This isn’t clicking through slides, with Ready Relevant Learning, our Sailors will learn the things they need to know in smaller, but effective and more frequent doses, and ultimately they will get that training right on the waterfront,” Moran said. “We are already seeing success with this approach in our LCS training facilities and in some of our submarine training systems. Additionally, with modern training applications, training will be tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each Sailor rather than having to repeat things they do well while getting less time on things where they need practice.” Almost 5,400 fleet Sailors have completed Block 0, which is initial technical training and now the first phase of their learning continuum. The first batch of Block Learning was delivered by Naval Technical Training Center in Meridian, Miss., to newaccession logistics specialists in April 2017. Almost 250 Sailors are within six months of their Block 1 window, where they will gain the next level of skillsets to prepare them for the next stage of their careers, at a point where they will actually use those skills.

A Sailor explores a virtual Virginia-class fast-attack submarine forward compartment lower level. The Virtual Interactive Shipboard Instructional Tour 3D (VISIT 3D) provides a photo-realistic interactive experience of a real-world environment. Photo by Doug Schaub

“To most of these Sailors, this process has been relatively transparent,” Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, NETC commander, said. “They’ve completed the training that they’ve been assigned up to now and reported to their first operational unit with the mission-essential skills needed to succeed in their first two years aboard. What we have ongoing now is close coordination between their unit training officers and our training support centers to keep these Sailors on track to get the next block of training when they need it, anywhere from 12 to 24 months from their initial report date.” Moran leads the RRL Integration Board, a senior leader forum for the commanders involved in various RRL aspects, such as strategic direction, overseeing implementation, and resourcing requirements. U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command as the RRL executive agent and the type commanders are responsible for developing training requirements. Naval Air Systems Command and Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division acquire the courses and the modernized software and

hardware systems, and NETC delivers the training. Cozad’s team provided Moran with an overview of NETC’s role in delivering converted training content and modern training systems to the fleet. Although there are examples of modernized training systems in use throughout the fleet today, that longterm strategy delivers training systems closer to the waterfront and flightlines in fleet concentration areas. “Block Learning is a transition phase that supports a continuum of career-long learning,” Cozad said. “This takes us to the next phase of what we are calling ‘modern delivery,’ which captures all the aspects of training, whether it’s the content itself or the software or hardware component, and delivers that training with the latest, easier to access, on-demand content with the best resources and tools when and where our Sailors need it.” The long-term goal of RRL is to have the ability to reach back to training content and resources through a robust learning management system, while incorporating mod-

ern technology-based solutions along with more traditional delivery methods, such as instructor-led and laboratory training. During the discussion, the operations specialist (OS) rating served as an example for accelerated delivery of RRL. The OS rating has no career training continuum beyond “A” School and was entirely dependent on the brick-and-mortar schoolhouse. “Up to now, training for the OS rating has been primarily through instructor-facilitated PowerPoint slides, along with some hands-on radar simulated training with the Part Task Trainer, and some computerbased simulation,” Lt. Cmdr. Roger Phelps, a member of the NETC RRL team, said. “What we’re going to see in the very near future is the addition of interactive courseware, demonstration videos, and step-by step guides, along with newly established refresher training courses with virtual simulation that will span across the OS career continuum. The ultimate goal is to have improved training and a robust electronic resource library available to them anytime, anywhere.” Even the personnel qualification standards for each rating will be modernized through RRL, moving away from the current paperbased system. Mobile, modernized content will incorporate science of learning techniques that enhance Sailor readiness. “Key to all of this is technology and looking for the next generation of training systems while thinking outside of the box,” Cozad said. “Technology advancements will help transform training away from a heavy emphasis on memorizing, describing or listing and toward more performancebased training with application, repetition and practice.” For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at www.netc.navy.mil or www.navy.mil/local/cnet or follow NETC on Facebook and twitter, @netcpao.

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SMP2 gives local students hands-on experience at NHP

Elizabeth Molchan, 15, from Pensacola High School, listens to the breathing of a newborn at Naval Hospital Pensacola June 19. Molchan participated in NHP’s Summer Medical Preparatory Program (SMP2), which provided students interested in a career in medicine with an opportunity to gain experience in various aspects of health care.

Story, photo By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola From June 18 to 22, 13 high school students from four local high schools participated in Naval Hospital Pensac-

ola’s (NHP) Summer Medical Preparatory Program (SMP2). The inaugural program was created to provide students interested in a career in medicine with an opportunity to gain experience in various aspects of health care.

“It’s so important to show students the value of pursuing a career in medicine,” Capt. Elizabeth Adriano, executive officer of NHP, said. “We have an amazing and diverse staff at NHP who take great care of our patients, so this was our opportunity to provide these teenagers with an example of how rewarding it is to take care of patients who put their trust in us to care for them and hopefully inspire them to continue to pursue their dream of a career in medicine.” The majority of students, who range in age from 15 to 17, had previously participated in Escambia County’s Health Academy, which provides health care classes to students interested in a career in medicine. With support from the Escambia County School District, SMP2 allowed the students to experience health care in an actual health care facility. “I thought it would be interesting to experience different jobs in a hospital,” Kaleb Long, 15, a sophomore at Pensacola High School who wants to be a neurosurgeon, said. “The handson experience was my favorite part.” From making dental impressions to forming casts on each other to listening to the heartbeat of a newborn, the students had plenty of hands-on experience throughout the week. They also got to observe surgeries in the operating room and patient care in the Family Medicine Clinic. “The surgeries were awesome,” Naomi Overholt, 17, a senior at Tate High School who wants to be a surgeon, said. “I wanted to see if I got queasy watching, but I didn’t.”

The students also got experience practicing medical care on NHP’s realistic simulators. The simulators perform like real patients, including talking and moaning in pain, and allowed the students to learn and practice skills such as maintaining spine stabilization, controlling bleeding, placing IVs and restoring breathing. To put their skills to a test, the students participated in a realistic training where they had to save the life of simulated patient injured while riding a motorcycle. “At first, there was some initial shock and we all kind of froze,” Raegan Tainter, 17, a senior at Tate High School who wants to be physician assistant, said when asked about the simulated training, “but then everyone stepped up and applied what we had practiced.” Throughout the week, the teenagers from Pensacola, West Florida, Tate and Pine Forest High Schools got a behind the scenes look at a career in medicine and got to talk to and learn from physicians, nurses and corpsmen with years of experience. Perhaps one of the students will become the next great neurosurgeon or one will become a nurse whose compassion comforts the family of a cancer patient. Regardless of their future, they all got an opportunity to see how rewarding a career in health care can be and to make some new friends. “I made new friends this week with the other students and some of the staff at Naval Hospital Pensacola,” Tainter said. “I really enjoyed everyone that works at the hospital, they were so welcoming and friendly.”

Future USS Indiana delivered to Navy From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy accepted delivery of future attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th submarine of the Virginia class, June 25. The ship began construction in 2012 and is scheduled to commission in September. This next-generation attack submarine provides the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nation’s undersea superiority. “Indiana’s delivery marks the culmination of millions of man-hours of work by thousands of people across this country to bring the world’s foremost undersea asset to the fleet,” Capt. Christopher Hanson, Virginia class program manager, said. “It is a proud day for every person who had a hand in the submarine’s construction.” Indiana is the sixth Virginia-class Block III submarine. Block III submarines feature a redesigned bow with enhanced payload capabilities, replacing 12 individual vertical-launch tubes with two large-diameter

Official U.S. Navy file photo of an artist rendering of the Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789). Illustration by Stan Bailey

Virginia payload tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk cruise missiles. The redesign also incorporates a large-aperture bow (LAB) water-backed array, which replaces the traditional air-backed spherical array. These, among other design changes, reduced the submarines’ acquisition cost while maintaining their outstanding warfighting capabilities. Indiana is the fourth ship named after the 19th state and will be the first to be in active service since the

end of the Second World War. The first USS Indiana (BB 1), a battleship, saw action during the SpanishAmerican War and participated in both the blockade and battle of Santiago de Cuba. The third USS Indiana (BB 58) was completed in April 1942, saw extensive combat in the Pacific theater of World War II, and earned nine battle stars. Virginia-class submarines are built to operate in the world’s littoral and deep waters while conducting anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface ship warfare; strike warfare; special operations forces support; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; irregular warfare and mine warfare missions. Their inherent stealth, endurance, mobility and firepower directly enable them to support five of the six maritime strategy core capabilities – sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security and deterrence. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navsea.



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U.S. Navy partners with historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions From The Office of Naval Research


RLINGTON, Va. – Come Aug. 30 to 31, the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program will host its annual Naval Opportunity Awareness Workshop (OAW) at the Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. There will also be a special, student-focused pre-workshop event, Aug. 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is aimed at college and university presidents, vice presidents, provosts, faculty, staff and students from HBCU/MIs. It will highlight research opportunities within the Navy and Marine Corps, summer faculty/ sabbatical research opportunities, student internships and scholarships. The OAW provides a platform for direct engagement between the Department of the Navy and key stakeholders, potential grantees and future partners. It serves as a recruitment tool to get more HBCU/ MI faculty involved in navalrelevant scientific research,

and to attract students to internships. There are hundreds of historically minority-serving institutions across the country, and Navy HBCU/MI officials want to increase awareness to take advantage of the DoN HBCU/ MI programs. The HBCU/MI programs offer various opportunities for faculty and students to work collaboratively with scientists and engineers at naval labs on projects of mutual interest. “HBCU/MI students are a national asset,” Anthony C. Smith Sr., director, Department of the Navy, HBCU/ MI program, said. “We’re interested in fostering student interest in scientific research and implementing their research into the DoD.”

Official U.S. Navy file photo of Dr. Sophoria Westmoreland, from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), talking about the Naval Research Enterprise and the Science and Engineering apprenticeship programs during the Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Naval Opportunity Awareness Workshop at Florida A&M University. The DoN HBCU/MI program is designed to increase the participation of HBCU/MIs in the Navy’s research, development, test and evaluation programs and activities. Photo by John F. Williams

The DoN HBCU/MI program is based at the Office of Naval Research, with the mission of discovering some of the best and brightest minds at HBCU/MIs. “These students and faculty are a huge, untapped asset that can benefit the Navy and the nation,” Smith said. The program has three main goals: • Expand opportunities for schools to successfully compete for grants and contracts for basic and applied research

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com/watch?v=JPOFH9a6HiA to learn more about the Navy’s HBCU/MI program. For more information about the Naval Opportunity Awareness Workshop, or to register, contact Dr. Cyntrica Eaton by e-mailing cyntrica.eaton.ctr@ navy.mil. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit www. navy.mil/local/onr.



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NASWF bids ACC Rachael Kempston Fair Winds and Following Seas at retirement By Julie Ziegenhorn NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) bid farewell to ACC Rachael Kempston at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola June 28, in a ceremony rich in Navy tradition. Presiding over the retirement was Lt. Cmdr. Lance Breeding, Air Traffic Control Facility Officer, Naval Station Mayport, who told the audience that it was a sad day for the Navy, but to Kempston said, “thank you for choosing to serve the best Navy in the world.” Kempston began her Navy career in 1998, graduating from Air Traffic Control “A” School in Pensacola, and then reported to her first assignment at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. She advanced quickly through the ranks due to her “dedication,

drive, commitment and proven performance,” according to her sister, U. S. Navy Command Master Chief Robyn Pierce, Pre-commissioning Unit, Tripoli, (LHA 7) who was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Following Air Traffic Control school, Kempston went on to serve in assignments at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, Calif., at Naval Base Coronado and aboard the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, (CVN 74). She also served in Tactical Air Control Squadron

Freedom celebrated: New chaplain takes the stage ... NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) and Training Air Wing Five’s

new chaplain Lt.j.g. Frank Tillotson delivers the keynote address at a “Celebration of Freedom” service, First Baptist Church in Milton July 1. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn

Kempston thanks her mother for her support throughout a 20year naval career during her retirement ceremony June 28. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague 12 in San Diego, where she accomplished two deployments aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), earning the coveted enlisted aviation warfare specialist and enlisted surface warfare specialist designations as an air traffic controller. She was also assigned to Naval Air Technical Training center onboard NAS Pensacola as an air traffic controller instructor and NAS Jacksonville, where she obtained her watch supervisor qualification. In 2012, Kempston was selected for chief petty officer, a rank only seven percent of 317,000 enlisted personnel achieve, according to Pierce. “You have a better chance of becoming an NFL player than making chief,” Pierce commented. Kempston reported to NAS Whiting Field in 2013 as the leading chief petty officer for airfield management in 2013. Speaking to Kempston’s sons, Chase and Quintin, Pierce commented that “she wanted to ensure she could provide for you boys ... she deployed, not once, but twice,

and that is not an easy decision for a mother and a Sailor. She would have rather been by your side, but thank you for sharing your mom with the Navy.” Pierce went on to say that air traffic controllers have a tough job. “It is a very intense job,” Pierce said “You have to stay five or six steps ahead and remain calm. Everyone on that ship and surrounding areas, as well as pilots, will tell you that the air traffic controller is critical for operations and the safety of everyone. One mistake by the air traffic controller affects the lives of everyone on the ship.” Pierce also applauded her sis-

ter’s commitment to those she trained and mentored, and the lives of the Sailors she touched through the years, saying that she led by example and took care of her Sailors. In an emotional farewell speech, Kempston said that “the Navy is a family... it’s absolutely true. I can call on anybody day and night, and they will be there.” She emphasized in her remarks that she could not have done what she did in the Navy without her family, singling out her mother and friends who cared for her boys through numerous assignments and deployments. Speaking from her personal experiences as a Sailor and single mom throughout much of her career, she implored her fellow Sailors and junior ranks that “you can do anything you set your mind to.” She also thanked her fellow chiefs for their friendship, mentorship, and for making the day special for her and her family. At the conclusion of the ceremony, and symbolizing the departure from a ship to go back to shore, she and her family were “piped ashore” one last time through the traditional ceremonial sideboys. In honor of Kempston’s service and friendship, all retired, active duty and fellow chief petty officers in the audience stood in line to give a final salute and well wishes to Kempston and her family.

Following the “passing of the flag,” ACC Rachael Kempston presents a flag to her son Quintin during her retirement ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Jamie Link

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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered every Wednesday at the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab in Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact languagetesting@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Foreign language web base field test

The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Italian and Polish linguist skills to participate in the web based field test to contribute to the revision of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and the mission of the Department of Defense. They are a series of three versions called “Forms,” and it is requested all forms be taken, in order to evaluate a true assessment of the study for a new DLPT revision. When registering, precede your last name with WBFT and indicate in the comments section of the online request “For WBFT.” Test location will be NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 634. Deadline for participation is July 31. To schedule an appointment, register at www.mnp. navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

“Read all About It...” Legion Post 240 Christmas in July

American Legion Post 240 will be hosting a Christmas in July event benefitting Toys for Tots July 8 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will include a car show and fish fry, $5 donation for vehicle entry and $7 for fish. There will also be music, raffles, trophies and vendors present. Legion Post 240 is located at 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola. Any art and direct sale vendors interested in attending should contact Trent Hathaway at trentdhathaway@gmail. com or (301) 769-1015 to get a space reserved. tion will be closed the week of July 1 to 7. Normal business hours will resume July 10 at 9 a.m. There will also be volunteer opportunities available at the thrift shop. If interested, call 452-2300 and ask for the Chair of Volunteers Ginny Goodman. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Childcare and mileage reimbursements available.

Around Town Commodore’s Cup race No. 2

Coastline’s National Test Center will be hosting a CLEP and DSST Test Marathon July 18 through 31. The test center is located onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Ste. 23; the former Navy College Building. Testers may arrive at any time between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and test without a reservation. This is the perfect time for students who plan to graduate in August to take those final exams. Remember to bring two forms of identification with you and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam, contact Wendy Spradlin at 408-0047 or e-mail wspradlin@coastline.edu.

Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race has been rescheduled due to weather concerns and now will be Aug. 11. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www.navypnsyc.org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 2912115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

FVAP encourages early registration

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FVAP recommends voters use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), available at www.FVAP.gov, to register to vote and request an absentee ballot by Aug. 1 to ensure they can participate in the general election Nov. 6. The sooner voters register and request their ballot, the greater the likelihood they can successfully vote. That is because ballots must be sent back before individual state deadlines, which vary. Voters can visit www.FVAP.gov for their state’s specific voter registration and ballot request deadlines, as well as information on completing their FPCA, which is accepted by all states and territories. Voters can fill out the form by hand or use the online assistant before they print, sign and send the FPCA to their election office. For additional information, visit www.FVAP.gov, email vote@fvap.gov or call 1-800-438-VOTE (8683).

Coast Guard council invitation

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

Onboard NASP MWR summer reading program

Every week MWR will have a new adventure at the NASP library as the summer reading program takes children around the world. Join the library each Friday at 1 p.m. until Aug. 3. The eight week reading program helps to keep children’s reading skills up, enhancing the love for books and learning in a family friendly, fun environment. Weekly programs include: • July 6: Australia and Antartica • July 13: Asia • July 20: South America • July 27: North America • Aug. 3: End of the program party For more information or to register, call 452-4362.

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The 39th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp, hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation Sports Specialty Summer Camp Program, will conduct three fun-filled sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 this summer. Cost for this week of basketball fun is $90 per camper. Campers receive a new basketball, camp shirt, awards, ice cream party and more. Brochures and information for all three sessions can be obtained at all the City of Pensacola Community Recreation Centers. The last session will be July 16 to 20. For more information, call 968-9299, text 449-9958 or e-mail chipboes@gmail.com.

Skopelos announces charity festival

Skopelos is hosting its second annual festival July 29. For the inaugural festival last year, there were more than 400 guests and there is expected to be an even larger turnout this year. Skopelos selects a different charity each year to donate a portion of the proceeds to, and this year they are excited to benefit the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation. For more information, visit www.skopelosatnewworld.com/2018-skopelos-wine-spirit-food-festival.

Jazz film series at library

Jazz Pensacola and the West Florida Public Library will present a free “Jazz Film Series” Sundays throughout July at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St. All films begin at 1:30 p.m. and feature a brief introduction and a jazz discussion by Jazz Pensacola members and library staff. In addition, filmgoers can enjoy free refreshments and a Jazz Room exhibit. Schedule will be as follow: • July 8, “The Glenn Miller Story” • July 22, “The Gene Krupa Story” • July 29, “Paris Blues” For more information, visit www.jazzpensacola.com or www.mywfpl.com.

Baths offered by Humane Society

Bowser needs a good, long bath and a flea treatment to get through the dog days of summer. The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2018 doggie bathe-in season July 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bathe-ins offer low-cost dog bathing and flea dips during the warm weather season, and groomings are available on a first come, first served basis. Events are held the third Saturday of the month until October. Additional days will be held Aug. 18, Sept. 15



and Oct. 20. Charges for baths and groomings are based on the dog’s weight. Bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street. For more information, visit the PHS website at www.pensacolahumane.org.

Vacation bible school game day

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will host a vacation bible school – game on event July 9 through 13, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is for pre-kindergarten to sixth grade students and will be free. To register, call the church office at 492-1518.

Public safe boating course offered

Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron presents to the public, America’s Boating Course, offered at Pensacola State College, Warrington Campus, Bldg. 3200A, Rm. 3205. The course runs four nights, eight hours of instruction and exam. Course dates will be July 10, 12, 17 and 19 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Subjects covered include: Florida boating laws, boat terms, anchoring, navigation rules and more. The course meets requirements for Florida Boating Safety Education ID card, which is required to operate a power boat if you were born after Jan. 1, 1988. No registration fee or tuition, however there will be a textbook required, $40 including tax. Two students may share course materials. For more information, contact Chuck Blair by e-mailing blairchuck@hotmail.com, call (813) 731-6327 or visit www.psps.me. To register online, go to www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/800/getregform. cgi?C-17986.

Book sale at West Florida Library

The Friends of West Florida Public Library announces that its Big Summer Book Sale will be held July 14 and 15. The sale takes place at the Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring St., corner of Gregory. On June 14, all books will be $1 each from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fill a grocery bag with books for $5 June 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Note that items for this sale will not be organized into specific categories. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted and as always, proceeds fund public library projects in the community.

Literary Federation open mic

The West Florida Literary Federation will present its monthly open mic event July 17, at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St., Rm. 200. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reading from “The Tales of Aunt Maddy” by Charlotte Crane at 7 p.m. Open mic will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to public. For more information, call 723-2112.

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet

The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, July 7 starting at noon at Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant, located at 630 North Navy Boulevard near the Highway 98 intersection. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. For more information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, check Sonny’s BBQ website at www.sonnysbbq.com/location/store157.

Military appreciation at Speedway

Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR and Coca-Cola are joining forces to provide a cool destination for all military members (active-duty, reservist, guard, veteran/retiree or military spouse/dependent) to enjoy some R&R during the upcoming Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race tomorrow, July 7 at the “World Center of Racing.” All military members and their families will have access to a pair of Midway suites where they can take a break from the busy day of activities, to cool off and enjoy complimentary Coca-Cola products and snacks. The suites will be accessible from 3:30 p.m. through the end of Stage One of the Coke Zero Sugar 400. All members of the military and their families who have purchased a race ticket can access the Midway suites by showing their military ID. In addition to the Military Appreciation Suite, Daytona International Speedway offers a wide-range of exclusive ticket offers for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. The military offers, which provide a 14 percent savings on Coke Zero Sugar 400 tickets and a 39 percent savings on UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race access, can be found at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/militaryoffer. Tickets for Coke Zero Sugar 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race tomorrow, July 7, the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race today, July 6 and all Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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NETPDC Civilian of the Quarter; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Avoid a thirsty fate ...


By Cmdr. Connie Scott Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center navymedicine.navylive.dodlive.mil


e all know that water is good for us. But do you know just how critical it really is? Consider this – you can survive for weeks without food, but you can only live for days without water. It is that important. Water helps replenish fluid loss, regulate temperature, protect organs, keep joints moving, transport other nutrients throughout your body and eliminate waste. Let us take a look at your basic hydration needs and ways to determine if you are meeting them, as well as how your needs increase due to physical activity and tips for preventing dehydration. Hydration needs: Your main source of hydration should always be water. The amount of water that your body needs is based on a variety of factors, two of which are body weight and physical activity. You must meet your hydration needs daily, because your body loses water through regular activities such as sweating, urinating and even breathing. Use the table below to identify your recommended daily hydration needs based on your body weight.

Body weight – ounces/day • 120 pounds – 60 to 120 oz./day • 150 pounds – 75 to 150 oz./day • 175 pounds – 90 to 175 oz./day • 200 pounds – 100 to 200 oz./day • 225 pounds – 115 to 225 oz./day • 250 pounds – 125 to 200 oz./day It’s important to note that if you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Hydrating for physical activity: If you engage in high-intensity physical activity, you may need additional water to offset your fluid loss. Follow these helpful hints to ensure proper hydration before, during, and after physical activity. Drink 17 to 20 oz. of water two-to-three hours before physical activity. Drink 7 to 10 oz. of water

• July, August in Florida can be brutal • Heat illnesses can befall the most fit

every 10 to 20 minutes during physical activity. Drink 16 to 24 oz. of water for every pound of body weight lost after physical activity. Water is the best option for replacing fluids; however, sports drinks can help replenish

electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Only opt for sports drinks before, during or after high-intensity physical activity exceeding 45 to 60 minutes and follow these tips: • Select sports drinks with 110 milligrams (mg) sodium and 30 mg potassium per 8 oz. • Consider sports drinks with 200 mg sodium per 8 oz. and added electrolytes if you are an excessively salty sweater, meaning you can see or feel salt on your skin when your sweat dries Tips for hydrating: You can get water from fruits and vegetables such as oranges and celery, but you get most of it from the fluids that you drink. To

help meet your daily hydration needs, follow these tips: • Make hydrating a priority – carry a water bottle to drink on the go • Choose water over sugarsweetened, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages • Add lemon, lime or cucumber to your water to enhance the taste Proper hydration can improve your health, enhance your performance and replace fluid loss following physical exertion. Remember to meet your hydration needs by drinking water throughout the day. Once you have identified your needs based on the information above, pour yourself a glass of water and start drinking to your health.

Hyperthermia, heat injuries strike quickly By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Summer heat can be a joy to some and burden to others. Whether relishing in the warmth, or trying to avoid it, the rising temperature can wreak havoc on the body. The Red Cross advises being informed of weather conditions and expected heat waves, and to be aware of any personal physical conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure that can put a person at

higher risk of being affected by a heat related emergency. If a local heat advisory is in effect, avoid or postpone outdoor activities and stay inside, preferably in air conditioned spaces. Wear loose-fitting clothing; drink water. If a person is affected by a heat emergency, they will display certain tell-tale symptoms. Heat exhaustion is characterized by cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness and exhaustion. Heat stroke – usually caused when heat exhaustion

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is ignored – is a life-threatening condition characterized by extremely high body temperature; red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting and seizures. If signs of heat stroke occur, immediately call 911 and begin cooling the victim. Cool them by immersing the victim in cool water or covering them in cool, damp towels, rotating the towels frequently. If they are alert, give the person sports drinks or water at a rate of a half cup every 15 minutes.

Jokes & Groaners Blazingly bad jokes Q: What does a bee do when it is hot? A: He takes off his yellow jacket. It was during a heat wave in July one summer when I saw this sign on a telephone pole. “Garage sale this Sunday, 7 a.m. until 100 degrees.” It’s so hot – the soup company has changed the directions on its cans to “Just pour and eat.” It’s so hot – All the water buffalo at the zoo evaporated. It’s so hot – I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking. It’s so hot – You discover that it only takes two fingers to drive your car.



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July 6, 2018

NETPDC selects advancement center program analyst as Civilian of the Quarter Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs


Program Analyst for the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) was recognized June 14 as Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the second quarter of 2018 at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). Winfred Greene, a former Navy Chief Personnel Specialist and civil service veteran since 2015, received the award for his outstanding performance in facilitating enlisted advancement exam ordering and solving discrepancies during a period of reduced manning, and during peak branch operations. Greene said he was totally honored by the CoQ recognition, and appreciates his boss taking the time to acknowledge his work. “This award was a very nice surprise, especially since I really enjoy giving back to the Fleet that I once served in,” Greene said. “It’s very rewarding to be on this end of the phone – I was at one time the Sailor calling in and can un-

derstand the problems they are facing. It’s very gratifying and I love my job.” NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Kertreck Brooks said Greene’s outstanding efforts ensured that Sailors were able to progress in their careers as a result of Greene’s efforts. “Mr. Greene’s knowledge and insight into the exam process enabled him to implement process improvement steps utilizing automating manual processes, which will result in huge man-hour savings for future exam cycles,” Brooks said. “His organizational skills allowed him to temporarily manage a workload typically handled by three personnel, maintaining capability to respond to exam orders and discrepancies. He played a key

NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Kertreck Brooks congratulates Winfred Greene, Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the second quarter of 2018 at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). NETPDC photo

part in advancing thousands of Sailors.” Jay Gulley, NAC Branch Head for exam ordering and discrepancies and Greene’s supervisor, said his work was not only outstanding, but is an integral part of the exam execution process. “As one of two N321 staffers working in the exam ordering and discrepancies section in support of the 2018 spring exam cycles, he fielded more than 1,450 phone calls and 2,200 e-mails during the months of January to March

2018,” Gulley said. “Mr. Greene also singularly processed over 190,000 exam orders in support of three exam cycles, during this period. Were it not for his efforts, the impact to Sailors could have been severe. His positive, cando attitude makes every customer feel as if they were the only tasker on his plate, and that’s a rare talent.” NETPDC’s mission is to provide 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 (VOLED) Department, the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) and the Resources Management Department. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and the Navy Enlisted Advancement System, visit https://www.facebook.com/ Navy-Advancement-Center/. For more information on NETPDC visit https://www. netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for July 11. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for July 19. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon July 18 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is July 19. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a mil-

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 NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall 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

itary family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play • 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: 55-247,

Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 4526376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 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 • Buddhism 101: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442

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 nonintimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to

have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/ her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted

reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606 • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy. mil or call 452-2342 • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil • 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.



Off Duty

July 6, 2018

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.

The Team Fastrax skydiving team will perform at several venues all around Pensacola July 6 and 7. The event will feature three jumpers, with the first skydiver flying a 2,000 sq. ft. American flag. Photo from www.teamfastrax.com

Skydivers fly over Pensacola for patriotic flag demonstration By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer The skies over Pensacola will not only be alit with fireworks this week, but also flags. Team Fastrax, a professional skydiving team, will perform at several venues all around Pensacola July 6 and 7 for a Northwest Florida Patriotic Skydiving Demonstration. Each

performance will have three jumpers, with the first skydiver flying a 2,000 sq. ft. American flag. The other two jumpers will fly 250 sq. ft. flags. According to their website, Team Fastrax is the largest professional skydiving team in the world with more more 40 active members, including several U.S. military veterans.

The demonstration team has culminated more than 100,000 skydives. Event locations, dates and times will include: • July 6: 8 p.m., Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola • July 7: 9 a.m., property adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park, Pensacola • July 7: noon, Pensacola Beach next to

the Fishing Pier, Pensacola Beach • July 7: 2 p.m., Pensacola Beach next to the Fishing Pier, Pensacola Beach All events are free and open to the public. For specific venue rules, visit their websites. For more information about Team Fastrax, visit www.teamfastrax.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Upgrade” (R) “Solo” (PG13) “Solo” (PG13) “Ocean’s 8” (PG13) t 5 p.m. 2D: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 2D: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 5 p.m. c “Hereditary” (R) “Skyscraper” (PG13) “Hereditary” (R) “Solo” (PG13) 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2D: 7:10 p.m. h “Ocean’s 8” (PG13) This showing is free “Adrift” (PG13) a M o v i e

5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“Adrift” (PG13) 11 a.m.

“Ocean’s 8” (PG13) 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Movies shown today are free

“Hereditary” (R) 6:30 p.m.


“Ocean’s 8” (PG13) 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. “Upgrade” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Adrift” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“Ice Age: The Meltdown” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (PG) 2:30 p.m. “Ice Age: Collision Course” (PG) 4:30 p.m.


“Hereditary” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Book Club” (PG13) Noon and 6:30 p.m.

2D shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger

“Deadpool 2” (R) 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 p.m. children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger

“Ocean’s 8” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Upgrade” (R) 7:30 p.m.

• Family Summer Splash: MWR will host a Family Summer Splash July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barrancas Sports Complex. There will be a giant water slides, spider mountain and other games for children of all ages. This event is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. ring Try this your towels, lawn chairs and do not forget your • MWR summer program: swimsuit. For more infor- reading Every week MWR will mation, call 452-3806. • Foot golf tourna- have a new adventure ment: The A.C. Read at the NASP library as Golf Course will host a the summer reading foot golf tournament July program takes children 27. Deadline to enter the around the world Fritournament is July 24. days starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call The program helps to keep children’s read452-4391 or 452-6520. • Flick and Float: ing skills up, enhancing The Corry Station Pool their love for books and will host a flick and learning. This week, float July 18, featuring July 6, the adventure a screening of Aveng- will be an Australian ers: Infinity War (PG13). and Antartica advenThe pool will open at 7 ture. Next week, July p.m. and the movie will 13, will be an Asian adstart at dusk. Pizza and venture. For more infordrinks will be available mation and a full list of for purchase. All patrons weekly programs, call under ages 17 using the 452-4362. pool must have passed the CNIC Navy Splash Swim test prior to the event or wear a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket: Type 1-4, no substitutions. There will be a limited amount of life jackets on hand. For more information, call 452-9429. • Fire Hose 5K: Get hosed at the Radford Fitness Center Fire Hose 5K, July 20. Race begins at 9 a.m. Register at the Radford Fitness Center (Bldg. 4143) 450 Radford Blvd. onboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-9845. • Movies on the Lawn: There will be movies shown on the lawn in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421 or e-mail baldg6@att.net.

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


JULY 6, 2018

Marketplace Announcements Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-4581979. pensacoladanceclub. com. Wanted


Looking for Caregiver: Looking for someone with care giving experience/ CNA /LPN that can help take care of my father who’s in a wheel chair. Articles for Sale Articles For Sale Puppies born 5/24 blue healer mix need good homes $15 rehoming fee dewormed and vet checked ready 7/4 mom was dumped and pregnant 715 928 0492/2807 for pups China Cabinet Solid Cherry by Virginia House, Heirloom 2 piece, 6 doors 3 drawers 3 lights, excel condition. Paid $2895, Sell $1000. 850-748-9286. Curio Cabinet, LG solid Rosewood, 3 section, 6 sided, 8 shelves lighted , 3 doors. Bought in Hong Kong paid $2200, sell $1000. exc cond. 850-7489286.

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2008 Boston Whaler, 130 Sport. 40 HP Mercury, trailer, GPS, boat cover, Black S10 bedliner $50 bimini,bow rail, swim ladder, full CG. Low hrs, like OBO. 850-455-2810 new. $11,250. 484-9474 Sofa in good condition. $50. Call for info. 561- Sailboat, ketch rig, 46’ on deck. $62,500. Will finance Tree stand – climber – 632-7388 with 25% down at 6% for older but rock solid. Summit brand w/ safety har- Antique gas stove. $300. 10 years. On Naval Base Pensacola. 850-774-8652 850-438-6265 ness. $60. 497-1167

Lot for Sale Myrtle Grove, 89 S 67th Ave. 1/3 acre wooded residential lot. $12,500. Call Mike for more info. (336)223-2011

Sailboat 52ft 1982 Farrington Vegabond sleep 6, IN,OB,AL,Priced-drop 40k now 130k OBO Call 850-723-6381. Retiring & on the road now.

Lot for sale Spanish Cove Drive N approx. 80 ft wide by 150 ft deep Call Ed at 850 368 5531 or 850 261 1658 set up for water, sewer & phone Bldg only

Satsuma Jar 21”H x 14”W, Japanese 7 Gods of Fortune design with Gold Handles. Antique yr 1952. I bought in Japan. Paid $825, sell $300. 850-7489286.

Pool table $500.00. 850-455-2810

Crossbow. PSE Viper Kenmore chest freezer. 3 model. $160. 850-417- feet. $80. 850-438-6265 1694 GE stackable washer and Shotgun. Self-defense or dryer set. 200 amps. $200. house defense. Short 18.5 850-438-6265 inch barrel. Simple, easy to use. Never fails. $85. 454- Auto Auto 9486 Fifth Wheel Trailer Coffee table. Round top HITCH, 20K capacity, glass with steel bottom. Reese Pro Series SLIDER type hitch w/ floating head; $150. 850-293-3370 Buy for $500, new $1325; Brand new single bed. Used 1 year. Call 251 979Includes mattress, box 7898 springs, frame and brand new mattress cover. $175 2015 INDIAN ROADMASTER! $20,000 LESS OBO. 703-618-9875 THAN 5000 MILES AND Beautiful never used Kate LIKE NEW CONDITION! Spade black (soft leather) CANNOT RIDE DUE purse. $100. 703-618-9875 TO BACK PROBLEMS. CONTACT ME AT wnNEW Workman 3-wheel apier@hotmail.com trike, side by side bucket 1999 35th Anniversary seats, 3-speed. Black 6cyl $999.00 firm. 944-7558 or Mustang 200,000 + miles leather 293-6359 interior runs good $2500 Leica 10x50 BN binocu- (850)748-8296 mornings. lar, will sell for half retail. (850)207-4994 nights. 850-530-0895 I have for sale 2012 Harley Meucci pool cue, used. Davidson night rod special, Will sell for $100. 850- I’m the only owner bought new has 9k miles. Price 530-0895 $7000 smartbusinez@ gmail.com

Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 25 Mon–Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm

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For Rent: 4br/2ba single family home, 1 car garage w large yard for $950. Great neighborhood in West Pensacola. Pls leave message: 850-455-0797

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2006 Macgregor 26m sailboat. Bottom paint 50 hp motor. Nav-com safety gear. Sun shade. Roller furler. Overhauled trailer. $22K 850-994-6797

MIKE DOLLEN I specialize in military relocations and proudly serve our military community.

MIKE DOLLEN CMDCM USN (Ret.) REALTOR ® 4475 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 207-1191 mike.dollen@floridamoves.com

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