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NASP receives Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award From NASP PAO
ecretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola as the recipient of the Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative efforts of the military, civilian and contractor personnel who operate and maintain military installations. NAS Pensacola had already won the award for best installation in Navy Region Southeast competing with all other bases in the Southeast, before moving on to compete with U.S. naval bases worldwide. “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you all on our selection as the Commander in Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence,” said Capt. Keith Hoskins, NAS Pensacola commanding officer, in his message to base personnel. “This award is indicative of the pride and professionalism exhibited by the collective team in providing the very best
readiness from the shore. Your efforts directly contribute to the overall mission support of the fighter, fleet and family. “In my 26 years of service I have not seen a better team who possesses the level of passion in performing our missions,” he said. “I am forever humbled and honored to serve with you all.” Hoskins went on to say the honor was a team effort and also thanked the Pensacola-area community for “providing the necessary support to assist us in meeting our mission. Our ties with the local community and officials, in my view, are second to none.” The air station will receive a commemorative trophy and flag, as well as a
More than 18,000 fans attended a Tour for the Troops concert and fireworks show July 4 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola featuring country artist headliner Darius Rucker. The concert, which also featured special guests Michael Ray and Jacob Davis, was sponsored by the Air Force Reserve, NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Kia Autosports. (Above) Concert-goers stake out space before the show. (Right) Darius Rucker takes the stage. Photos by Billy Enfinger
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Navy’s largest training center changes leadership By Lt. Cmdr. Sven Sharp NATTC PAO
In an aviation hangar filled with guests and formations of Sailors and Marines, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) held a change of com-
mand ceremony onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola June 25. During the ceremony Capt. Hugh Rankin relieved Capt. Alan Dean as NATTC commanding officer. Dean, who assumed com-
mand of NATTC in August 2013, spoke to the audience of family, friends and shipmates, expressing his appreciation for the tremendous support his staff provided. “To my staff I say ‘thank you’ for the outstanding work you do
on behalf of the war-fighter, your students, NATTC and the American people every day,” Dean said. “Our Navy and Marine Corps could not do what they do without your dedicated efforts. You should be justifiably proud of your efforts and accomplish-
Red, White and Blues:
Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
From Visit Pensacola
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Baptism ceremony held aboard USS Independence
Safety and transportation information The Blue Angels Pensacola Beach air show is one of the highlights of the summer, and the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is expecting record crowds again. If you are planning to go, here is what you need to know: • A dress rehearsal air show including the military and civilian acts is scheduled to start at noon today, July 10, at Pensacola Beach. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly at 2 p.m. • The official 2015 Blue Angels Pensacola
ments. You have all performed superbly.” Capt. Katherine Erb, commanding officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), was the guest
During Facilities Response Training (FRT) July 2 onboard NAS Pensacola, a simulated oil slick in the waters of Bayou Grande is surrounded with floating booms and skimmed by vessels operated by NASP contractor Metson Marine Services Inc. The “slick” – consisting of wooden blocks – was recovered easily despite windy conditions.
A ceremony performed July 1 aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) linked one of the Navy’s newest ships with one of the Navy’s oldest traditions. It was a special day for Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Montanye and his wife, Deborah. Family members and shipmates gathered on the flight deck to witness the baptisms of
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Port Ops exercise demonstrates capabilities for oil spill response Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
NAS Pensacola’s (NASP) Port Operations crews had the chance to demonstrate their skills at protecting base waters during a Facilities Response Training (FRT) exercise last week. About 25 personnel from Port Ops contractor Metson Marine Services Inc. underwent a three-day oil spill response
training and exercise June 30-July 2, facilitated by FRT instructor Charles Herron of Tageson Maritime Consulting. The session consisted of classroom training and practical experience in the waters off NASP’s Bayou Grande with the base’s skimmer and boom craft. “The scenario that was called in today was that we have a plane landing at the northeast runway (of NASP’s Forrest
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Amelia Montanye is baptized by NASP Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven Orren July 1 onboard the USS Independence (LCS 2) at NAS Pensacola.
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congratulatory letter from the president. More information about the installation’s accomplishments (below) can be found at http://www. acq. osd. mil/ie/. During fiscal year 2014, the team at NAS Pensacola trained 532 combat-ready naval officers and educated more than 32,000 enlisted aviation personnel in every aeronautical rating in the naval aviation enterprise. The installation completed over 69,500 air field tower operations, and hosted 89 port calls; and provided port services, logistical support, and berthing accommodations for 750 berth days. 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of NAS Pensacola. With its heavy emphasis on quality of life and support services, the installation held numerous military and civic special events throughout the year to commemorate this historic occasion. In addition, the installation team enhanced relations with the local community through significant volunteer activities. More than 600 volunteers from the base assisted 20 different agencies with 30 different projects throughout the year with more than 10,000 volunteer hours. The installation has placed a priority on improving its water quality, utility services, and on reducing its energy and water consumption. The significant efforts through installation programs to communicate objectives have resulted in 24 percent and 26 percent reductions in energy and water usage, respectively, in fiscal year 2014 compared to the fiscal year 2003 baseline. Other fiscal year 2014 noteworthy achievements include: air traffic control’s first ever “zero discrepancy” evaluation; “StormReady” certification form the National Weather Service; the Secretary of the Navy Gold Energy Award; CNIC “Five Star Award” for the Galley, and “Five Star Accreditation” for the MWR program; Family Housing won two “A List Awards” for customer service excellence; National Recreation and Parks Association’s Gold Medal Award; the Navy Community Service Environmental Stewardship Award; the Navy’s Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship and Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship Awards; and Operation Blessing International’s recognition award for the volunteers who aided flood victims.
NASP welcomes CMDCM Adriana M. Lewis From staff reports
A new CMC has joined the team at NASP headquarters (Bldg. 1500). CMDCM Adriana M. Lewis enlisted in the Navy in May 1988, and after her completion of basic training she attended Radioman “A” school in San Diego, Calif. Her follow-on assignments include: Naval Telecommunication Center (NTCC) Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va.; Naval Computer and
CMDCM Adriana M. Lewis
Telecommunication Station (NCTS) Sigonella, Sicily; NCTS Diego Garcia; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.; USS Comstock (LSD
45), San Diego, Calif; Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill; Commander Carrier Strike Group Seven (CCSG7), San Diego, Calif., embarked onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).; and USS Boxer (LHD 4), San Diego, Calif. Lewis entered the command master chief program in 2006. Her tours include: Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Lemoore, Calif., embarked onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).; Base
Command Group, Al Asad, Iraq; Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.; Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX1), Patuxent River, Md.; and presently Naval Air Station Pensacola. Lewis holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from Naval War College, Newport, R.I., and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition, she attended Air Force Non-Commissioned Offi-
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speaker for the ceremony and spoke about the critical role NATTC plays. “The Navy cannot operate forward without the increased capabilities of our newest maintenance and operating procedures, or without aircraft carriers deployed on station in key areas of the world,” Erb said. “The Navy does not have either of these without the foundational training delivered by NATTC, or the advanced skills Capt. Hugh Rankin (right) assumes com- training delivered by NATTC.” mand of Naval Air Technical Training Center Prior to assuming command of NATTC, (NATTC) during the change of command Rankin was Military Director for Naval Air Sysceremony. Photo by AW2 Kevin Sullivant tems Command (NAVAIR) Industrial and LoFRT from page 1
Sherman Field),” Brad Uebarroth, oil spill response team leader said. “On their approach they saw an oil sheen or fuel sheen approximately twoto-three hundred-foot in diameter, floating off the point of Ski Beach onboard NASP. At that point we briefed the spill out, briefed the chain of command all the way up, and were mobilized to respond to remediate the spill.” The “spill” was simulated with a number of small painted wooden blocks tossed into the waters of Bayou Grande near Ski Beach. Windy conditions made the recovery challenging. Four to five boats are typically employed in such a scenario – a skimmer boat, a boom deployment boat and two to three chase boats to carry out towing and skimming configurations. An oil spill pump truck equipped to hold 1,000 gallons of skimmed waste stood by for offloading, emergency medical technicians (EMT) were on-site for any medical emergencies and a hazardous materials “HazMat” response trailer was on standby. Onboard the boats, a standard boom loading of 600 feet ready was for deployment; 1,200 more feet of boom stood by. “Today we should get some pretty good move-
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ment because we’ve got a lot of wind and wave action ... We try to make it as realistic as possible,” Herron said. NASP’s oil spill recovery crews have practice and real-world experience in oil cleanup and recovery, Herron noted, as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. “Once the product has been corralled into the boom, we use the skimmer and one small boat to execute a ‘J-tow,’ to recover the product,” Uebarroth said. As the boats worked, the floating blocks were corralled and pulled onboard the skimmer boat. “Looks really good,” Herron commented. “Textbook.” At the conclusion of the exercise, the boats returned to Bayou Grande Marina, where Uebarroth held a debriefing for the crews. On a waterproof chart he had sketched the spill’s outline and the crew’s movements to contain it. “Drill went very good; it was successful,” Uebarroth said. “All product was recovered as simulated. We also successfully trained new personnel. Overall, good job, crews.” “Thank you so much for making this an easy class. I am not lying; you guys are the best FRT around,” Herron said, as he congratulated the Metson Marine team on the action.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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,
gistics Maintenance Planning/Sustainment Competency Division, NAS Patuxent River, Md. “I am proud to be your new CO, and it is truly an honor and a privilege to lead you,” Rankin said. “NATTC Sailors, Marines and civilians, my expectations of you are high. You are handpicked for the positions you hold, and fleet readiness is a direct reflection of your efforts. I know that each and every one of you are up to the task, and I expect nothing less than your best.” Dean’s next assignment will be with the staff of Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity, Indian Head, Md.
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their children, Amelia Montanye, 6 months, and Charles Montanye, 2. The ship’s bell was flipped upside down and filled with water to be used as a christening bowl. Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren sprinkled water on the heads of the children during the short ceremony. Cmdr. Jeremy Gray, commanding officer of the Independence, was able to put official duties on hold to enjoy the heart-warming event. “It is kind of a nice break from a busy schedule, and it is great to see a member of the crew celebrate a special occasion with their family here on the ship,” he said. Montanye is with the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-1) helicopter detachment assigned to the LCS. Commissioned in 2010 in Mobile, Ala., the ship is the first of the Independence variant of the LCS, a highBlues from page 1
Beach Air Show begins at noon July 11, and the Blues are scheduled to take to the skies at 2 p.m. As always parking will be in high demand. In anticipation of that, the SRIA is stepping up the free shuttle system. Three trolleys will be in service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, July 10, and will travel their normal route from the Portofino Resort to Park West. After 6 p.m., two trolleys will remain operational until midnight. The SRIA is providing additional bus and trolley services from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, July 11, to
cer Academy, Montgomery, Ala.; Command Master Chief Capstone Course in Newport, R.I., and National Defense University’s Keystone Senior Enlisted course, Chesapeake, Va. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two), and various unit and campaign awards.
speed, shallow draft multi-mission ship. Temporarily docked at NASP for antimine warfare technology training operations, the ship is home ported in San Diego, Calif. Lt. Lauren Ellefson was honored to attend a shipboard baptism and witness a naval tradition. “We love a christening,” she said. “It’s an uplifting experience for all of us, who are away from our families.” According to information from the Naval History and Heritage Command, conducting baptisms aboard Navy ships dates back hundreds of years to the British Royal Navy, where baptisms were carried out in foreign ports, or for infants born at sea. Navy tradition also allows for the names of children baptized to be engraved inside the ship’s bell. Now, the names of the Montanye children will be added to the two others inside the Independence’s bell from previous baptisms, making them a part of ship’s legacy.
shuttle beachgoers from outlying parking areas to Casino Beach. Three trolleys will service the west side of the island, and four buses will service the east side of the island, extending service to Park East. After tomorrow’s air show, buses and trolleys will depart Casino Beach when they reach capacity. After 6 p.m., bus transportation to Park East will end and two trolleys will remain in operation resuming their normal route from the Portofino Island Resort to Park West until midnight. While the goal is to have hourly pickups at Casino Beach, it is important to remember that all
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Forging the exam: An inside look at NETPDTC By MC2 Ian Cotter Defense Media Activity
magine this. You are a Sailor standing at morning quarters and your chief tells you he will be out of the office for about two weeks because he will be at a rating exam conference in Pensacola. Pensacola, a seaside town on the Emerald Coast known for rich history, great fishing and plenty of time to soak up some sun. But you do not need to get jealous. The chief isn’t going on vacation; he’s going for the benefit of all Sailors. Far from the lapping waves, on the outskirts of an old airfield, stands a relic of a barracks facility on Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Saufley Field. But these barracks no longer house Sailors. They now contain the brightest minds in the mess. Converted from dormitories into office space, chiefs, senior chiefs, and master chiefs from every rate in the Navy convene there to meticulously read over and revise each of their individual rates’ advancement exams. “We put this test together,” said HMCS James Hill, one of the exam leaders stationed
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full-time at Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) aboard Saufley Field. “If you honestly see what’s put together here, we’re technically giving (Sailors) the exact same pages the questions come from.” When the chiefs mess convenes at NETPDTC they first compare the information in the test to the information stored at NETPDTC’s reference library, where each rating’s reference materials are kept. “If we don’t have it on the shelf, then we have the electronic version,” explained Hill. “If the Sailors cannot get their hands on this in the fleet, we can’t test you on it.” That means the exams are written only from reference material that’s available to fleet Sailors, making studying easy and material readily
AMCS Eddie Carranza works with Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR) panel members to verify references used in the aviation structural mechanic (AM) exam bank. Carranza is a rating subject matter expert who volunteered to represent the AM rating at an advancement exam review in 2014 in Pensacola. Photo from Navy Advancement Center
available. Once tests are distributed and taken, they are boxed up and shipped to NETPDTC for grading. “So, we’ll get all the exams from the fleet,” said Hill. “Once those are ready they're going to run them through a scantron machine. That’s one machine that grades all the exams for the Navy.” The scantron room is loud
with machine activity and sure enough there’s only one machine that grades exams. There’s also one machine operator, loading the lone scantron with exams and retrieving them once they have been graded. Luckily, there is a secondary machine available in case the main scantron has any issues. The information gathered from the exams is then ana-
lyzed and used in creating future exams. Chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs from each rate who make the trek to Pensacola meet in conference rooms and discuss the test, throwing out old and obsolete questions and adding relevant more rate-applicable questions. This ensures that the advancement exams reflect the current rate knowledge and ensures that Sailors aren’t studying material they don’t use in their rates. “Each subject matter expert will come in, they’ll grab a seat; they have two monitors, looking at all the questions that are in their rate,” said Hill. “They’re going to take a look to see, are all of the references current. They may only be here for a week, they may be here for two weeks. It just depends on what that rate needs to accomplish during that timeframe.” For chiefs and above, attending an advancement conference can be eye opening, and ultimately will help shape each rate’s future. Although each conference is demanding and can last for many long hours each day, the rewards outweigh the effort spent. Besides, no matter what the advancement obstacle is, it’s just another day in paradise.
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SecNav announces new maternity leave policy From the Office of the Chief of Information
ASHINGTON (NNS) – Secretary Ray Mabus triples maternity leave: 18 weeks for women in the Navy and Marine Corps. July 2, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that effective immediately, women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps will have 18 weeks of maternity leave available to use during the first year of her child’s life. “In the Navy and the Marine Corps, we are continually looking for ways to recruit and retain the best people,” Mabus said. “We have incredibly talented women who want to serve, and they also want to be mothers and have the time to fulfill that important role the right way. We can do that for them. Meaningful maternity leave when it matters most is one of the best ways that we can support the women who serve our county. This flexibil-
ity is an investment in our people and our services, and a safeguard against losing skilled service members.” Department of Defense Instruction 1327.06, Leave and Liberty Procedures for the Department, charges Secretaries of the Military Departments with publishing departmental guidance in accordance with the DoD instruction. Under the section that delegates to the secretary the ability to designate the level of control for convalescent leave that exceeds 30 days, Mabus has directed that commanding officers grant additional convalescent leave up to 84 days beyond the currently authorized 42 days of convalescent leave following the birth of a child. For families, increased time following the birth of her child has tangible benefits for the physical and psychological health of both mother and child. For the Navy and Marine Corps, there is the likelihood that a woman will return to and stay in her career, yielding higher readiness and retention for the services. “When the women in our Navy and Marine Corps
answer the call to serve, they are making the difficult choice to be away from their children – sometimes for prolonged periods of time – so that they can do the demanding jobs that we ask them to do,” Mabus said. “With increased maternity leave, we can demonstrate the commitment of the Navy and Marine Corps to the women who are committed to serve.” The policy, which is effective immediately, will also apply retroactively to any woman who has been authorized convalescent leave following the birth of a child since Jan. 1, 2015. Under the new policy, commanding officers are required to grant to a woman up to a total of 18 weeks, using a combination of maternity leave and convalescent leave beyond 30 days. A mother does not need to take all of her leave at once; however, she is only entitled to the use of this type of leave within one year of her child’s birth. The Department of the Navy’s increase in maternity leave is the latest in a series of personnel initiatives announced by the Secretary of the Navy.
Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service By MC2 John Hetherington Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Northwest
TOAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) – Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27. The celebration, marking the end of an era for the electronic attack community, included a history hall in CVWP’s Havilland Hangar with a Prowler on display, a farewell ceremony and concluded with the last Navy Prowler flying off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's (NASWI) Ault Field. More than 1,000 registered guests attended the event. “This weekend, the Prowler Sunset Celebration, has been fantastic,” said retired Capt. Fred Wilmot, who served as a test pilot for the Navy Prowler and delivered the first Prowler to NASWI while serving in Electronic Attack Squadron
(VAQ) 129 in January 1971. “We’ve been able to see people we haven't seen in 35, 40 years or so including some of the original people from Grumman who designed the system. It’s really a fitting end to the Prowler era.” Wilmot credited the lengthy service of the Prowler to multiple factors. “The fact that the Prowler stuck around for 45 years is testimony to how well it was designed and built, and the thousands of men and women who have maintained and operated it,” said Wilmot. “My hat is off to them. You don’t find any more professionalism than in those personnel.” The farewell ceremony, held at NASWI’s Prowler Memorial, featured speeches by leaders in the VAQ community, a recitation of the names of VAQ Sailors who sacrificed their lives in service, and a missing man formation that was an emotional experience for those in attendance. “There probably wasn’t a dry
An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Garudas of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Photo by MC3 Brian Stephens
eye in the audience during the missing man formation,” said Capt. Darryl Walker, commander, CVWP. Wilmot rode in the formation for the fly off of the last Prowler bringing this piece of naval aviation history full circle. “I feel extremely fortunate that I was able to take the opportunity to fly in the last flight away since I brought the first flight in,” said Wilmot. Walker feels fortunate to have
led his community through this major transition. “We’ve sunset our last Navy Prowler with VAQ 134, so the entire community will now be transitioned to the EA-18G Growler,” said Walker. “It’s really spectacular to see the community grow into the fantastic airplane, the EA-18G Growler. It’s just been really neat to be in charge during this time frame as we move from one airplane to the next.”
Wilmot thinks that the future of the VAQ community will be bright. “It closes a chapter on the Prowler, but certainly not on this community,” said Wilmot. “The community continues to grow and thrive.” For more news from around the fleet visit www.navy.mil. For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwpacen.
UWF partners with Complete Florida Military to provide scholarships and support From Megan Gonzalez UWF Director of Communications
The University of West Florida’s (UWF) Military and Veterans Resource Center, in collaboration with Complete Florida Military, helps active-duty service members, veterans and their families return to college. Recent funding from the Florida Defense Support Task Force has enabled Complete Florida Military – a new state of Florida initiative – to offer scholarships and support for Florida military, veterans and dependents. The program’s reach includes, but is not limited to, coaching to help military students determine benefits and make informed decisions; scholarships in the Northwest Florida and Jacksonville areas; fully online degree programs, certificates and certifications in information tech-
nology and cybersecurity; and connection with career opportunities in the aforementioned fields. Employment in the computing industry is projected to grow in some fields by up to 25 percent between 2012 and 2022. Complete Florida Military provides routes to career paths in IT and cybersecurity for military personnel and their dependents. “Complete Florida Military presents an exciting opportunity for active duty, veterans and their families,” said director of operations Marc Churchwell, who is retired United States Navy. “We are very happy that our partner institutions have long-standing reputations as schools supportive of military personnel and veterans.” Complete Florida Military programs are offered by the University of West Florida, Florida State College at Jacksonville, St. Petersburg College and Hodges University.
These institutions offer a variety of bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificates, industry certifications and competency-based programs in cybersecurity and IT. Scholarships of up to $2,000 are available to military students living in the Northwest Florida and Jacksonville areas with an honorable or general discharge and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA determined by the Complete Florida institution attended, who are enrolled part- or fulltime in a Complete Florida Military program. Complete Florida is a State of Florida initiative to recruit and retain the state’s 2.8 million adults who have completed some college but have not earned a degree. Complete Florida Military serves as an extension of Complete Florida, providing opportunities for military personnel, veterans and their families to complete their degrees.
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Royal Australian Navy Fellow visits CID Story, photo by Thom Seith Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs
he recipient of the 2015 Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Chief of the Navy Fellowship toured NAS Pensacola’s Center for Information Dominance (CID) June 22 as part of his navy’s research into best practices for information warfare (IW). RAN Cmdr. Paul Kirk is conducting research focusing specifically on developing an information warfare strategy to support contemporary maritime operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The RAN Chief of Navy Fellowship is a research scholarship promoting development of professional mastery while conducting research on current and emergent naval issues, culminating with a research degree – a master’s in philosophy. During his tour, Kirk saw and discussed the training systems and methodologies employed by the CID team. The visit included information warfare officer training, information professional and information systems technician overview, shipboard cryptologic technician technical training including the new version of the shipboard
electronic warfare suite, information about the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC), Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) system capabilities and fleet Cmdr. Paul Kirk from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) (center) and Navy Lt. Brian Pickler (right) discuss the opconcentration area train- erations of the AN/SLQ 32 (V6) electronic warfare suite console at the Center for Information Dominance Cryping. tologic Technician Technical training lab. “I am extremely impressed with the training tralian Navy continues to serve information warfare command cryptologic tracted staff members, delivered at CID Pen- investigate its own training training systems that repli- display where artifacts CID provides training for sacola, and in particular requirements for informa- cate what junior enlisted and equipment contain- approximately 24,000 the higher-level manage- tion warfare, this visit to Sailors and officers em- ing the heritage, history members of the U.S. ment of a very complex CID Pensacola is a critical ploy in an operational en- and beginnings of the armed services and allied United States Navy’s in- forces each year. CID training regime,” said step in providing the op- vironment. “Today’s visit illustrates formation warfare craft oversees the developKirk. “Not only is CID re- portunity to see what best ment and administration sponsible for a very broad practice looks like,” Kirk that realistic training is es- resides. The Center for Infor- of 226 courses at four remit for courses and added. “As long-time al- sential in preparing our training objectives, it is lied partners, particularly Sailors for their Navy mis- mation Dominance based commands, two detachalso responsible for the de- in the Asia-Pacific region, sion and I’m pleased to at NASP Corry Station is ments and 14 learning livery of those courses the sharing of experiences have the opportunity to the Navy’s learning cen- sites throughout the across a global customer in training is invaluable to showcase the processes,” ter that leads, manages United States and Japan. For more news and inbase. The professionalism ensuring that our two said Fox. “This visit al- and delivers Navy and in which this is managed navies can continue to lowed for a dynamic ex- joint forces training in in- formation from Center for and achieved is simply achieve high-levels of in- change of information on formation operations, in- Information Dominance, warfare, visit www.navy.mil/ or teroperability into the fu- warfare training ideas and formation outstanding.” methodologies between information technology, https://www. facebook. According to Kirk, ture.” Commanding Officer the navies – always a wel- cryptology and intelli- com/ pages/ Center-forsharing training methodolInformation-Dominance/ gence. ogy helps when the navies of CID, Capt. Maureen come event.” With nearly 1,300 mil- or https://twitter. com/ Kirk concluded his Fox, noted this was an opwork together. “As the Royal Aus- portunity for Kirk to ob- visit by touring the CID itary, civilian and con- CenterInfoDom.
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Military- and veteran-friendly employers wanted for 26th annual Job Fair From NASWF PAO
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is sponsoring its 26th annual Job Fair Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This highly successful annual event will be held in Sikes Hall onboard NASWF. Nearly 80 local, regional and national employers are expected to participate in this event at Sikes Hall, a spacious, airconditioned facility. Reg- Employers and potential employees mingle and exchange resumes in Sikes Hall istered employers for this during a previous Naval Air Station Whiting Field Job Fair. year’s event include: University of West Florida, County Sheriff’s Office. Almost 1,000 people cross-section of the workCity of Pensacola, Gulf All employers actively attended last year’s event, force – without having to Power, Cintas Corp., seeking veterans and those providing a unique op- schedule individual office Florida Highway Patrol, with military experience portunity for employers visits. Company personGeneral Electric, Georgia are strongly encouraged to to prescreen a remarkable nel can quickly screen apPacific and Escambia attend. talent pool from a broad plicants and then invite
the most promising candidates for more in-depth interviews. Many employers attending last year’s job fair held onthe-spot interviews with qualified individuals. Active-duty, retired service members, veterans and their spouses are invited. NAS Whiting Field’s Job Fair is also open to the general public. The job fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to learn about careers, meet with employers who are hiring, discover what companies need and obtain firsthand information about the company from a live representative. No large backpacks, weapons, or other unauthorized items are allowed. All attendees are
subject to random searches by NAS Whiting Field security, and all employers will be screened and searched upon arrival. Civilians driving on base must present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance. Employers may phone NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177, or fax (850) 623-7642 or (850) 623-7690 to request a table at this event. Email may be sent to Darryl. Johnson2@navy.mil or Terri. Maddox @navy. mil to request registration information. Parking will be available in marked locations surrounding Sikes Hill. There are no fees for employers or job seekers.
NASWF participates in Feds Feed Families From NASWF PAO
The Feds Feeds Family (FFF) campaign is once again collecting food to help the less fortunate across the nation. The 2015 campaign began mid-June and concludes at the end of August. The Naval Air Station Whiting Field donations will support the efforts of Bay Area Food Bank. The Command Religious Program in coordination with Commander, Naval Installations Command was tasked to coordinate the FFF campaign aboard their respective installations. The campaign officially began June 1, and will run through Aug 27. NAS Whiting Field collected 3,238 pounds in 2013 and 2,338 pounds in 2014. The goal is to surpass what was collected last year. According to USDA.gov, federal workers have donated and
collected nearly 39 million pounds of food and other nonperishable items to support families across America since the campaign began in 2009. More than 85 percent of federal workers live and work outside the Washington, D.C., area, so the campaign helps communities in every state. In 2013, employees collected nearly 9 million pounds of food. Agencies were asked to set their own goals again and beat their previous best. In 2014, federal employees donated a total of 14,849,380 pounds. The strategy is to continue to partner with the NASWF Commissary by offering $5 and $10 bags of groceries to donate to the cause. These bags will be collected by the commissary team, and can be purchased at check out with the cashiers. Participants willing to purchase donation bags will be entered
A commissary worker helps load a donation bag into the Feds Feed Families container; the contents are collected each week to help support the Bay Area Food Bank. Photo by Ens. Margaret Gresham
into a drawing for some great prizes every other week. There will be two more pickup dates: July 30 and Aug. 27.
Collections will end Aug. 27, so people wishing to donate should ensure the goods are in before then so Whiting Field can make
a difference for families all throughout summer. Although nationwide the program is really about helping those in need locally, as what is donated by the Whiting team will help those in Northwest Florida. “The passionate desire of the Whiting Field family is to continually participate with our local community to provide those in need with practical blessings and tangible displays of love,” said NASWF’s newest chaplain, Lt. Roy Fondren. Region Southeast has led the Navy, which has led the DoD, for the past several years. It is only through the generosity of military members and their families that this record of success can continue. Most importantly, the desire is to assist people and families in the local community during difficult times.
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Naval hospital can do school physicals
Several dates have been announced for the Naval Hospital Pensacola’s annual summer School/Sports Physical Rodeo. A rodeo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, July 11 at the Family Medicine Clinic. Other events are scheduled for July 18 and July 25. Exams are available for children ages 4 and older and any school-aged child (including students new to the area). Seventh grade physicals are being offered along with other physicals as required. Participants need to bring completed paperwork to the appointment. Appointments are needed and can be made by calling NHP Family Medicine at 505-7120.
Thrift store closed through July 13 The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) thrift shop aboard NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3736, is scheduled to be closed through July 13. The store will offer special markdowns on uniform sales to active-duty personnel from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13. For more information, call 452-2300.
NASP SAPR team recruiting VAs
Navy Ball scheduled for Oct. 3 Tickets are on sale for the 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball, which is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The event will feature live music by Mr. Big and The Rhythm Sisters. Tickets prices range from $15 to $45. Free childcare is available for E5 and below, and at a rate of $4 an hour for all others. To make reservations, contact NASP CDC, 452-2211, before Sept. 18. For more information on the ball, go to www.pensacolanavyball.com. A Gas ’n’ Glass fundraising events is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 at the NEX Corry Station Gas Station. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Tatana Olson, chairman for the 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball at 452-3938 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola’s SAPR Team. DoD requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). There are several steps to approval. Deadline for completing the process is July 24. Candidates must also complete the required 40-hour SAPR Initial VA class. The next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27-31 at the NETC HRO Bldg. 680, Room 227. For more information, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Lillie Johnson, Lillie.firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-5109, Anne Ballensinger, email@example.com, 452-9017; the Civilian Victim Advocate Kristy Malone, Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-5328; or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext, 0.
Pensacola poets Katheryn Holmes, Jeff Santosuosso and Andrea Walker are looking for innovative, international voices for Panoply, a new online literary magazine. The trio is bringing Santosuosso’s vision to reality after months of developing criteria, creating submission guidelines and building a website. The e-zine will launch in early fall. The electronic magazine will feature a variety of work including short fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Work is accepted based on talent and merit, but published pieces will be no longer than 500 words. Panoply will offer a quarterly opportunity for writers to submit work. To submit go to https://panoplyzine.submittable.com/submit. All issues will remain archived and copyright remains with the author. For more information e-mail email@example.com or go to panoplyzine.com.
VBS adventure offered for children
Blue Wahoos announce summer camp
Join the adventure and “Journey Off the Map” at NAS Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). The program is open to all military children ages 412. Classes are scheduled for 5:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 27-31 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg 634. Children will have an interactive experience as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. For more information, call 452-2341.
CREDO enrichment retreats offered
Retreats are being offered in Pensacola by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast: • July 24-26: Family Enrichment Retreat is designed to help military families increase positive functioning by strengthening individual and family resiliency. Your family will learn family wellnesslife skills through interactive exercises, creative activities and group discussion. • Aug. 21-23: Marriage Enrichment Retreat can assist married couples in developing and strengthening a healthy marriage. Active-duty and family members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). Marriage and family retreat participant couples must be legally married when registering. All of the retreats start at 7 p.m. Friday and end around noon Sunday at Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport, 2187 Airport Blvd. The retreats are free. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. To register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.
Project to feature local military stories
The Florida Humanities Council has chosen Pensacola as the second city in Florida to present a version of “The Telling Project,” a theater project being performed throughout the United States. The “Telling: Pensacola” project will feature local veterans, active-duty military, and military family members sharing their experiences.The council plans to present live stage productions Nov. 8 at the Pensacola Saenger and Nov. 10 at WSRE’s Amos Studios. Active-duty military, veterans, military spouses and/or children who would like to share their stories must submit an application to participate by today, July 10. Interviews will be conducted in early August. For more information, contact Lisa Powers, production director, at Lpowers@flahum.org or by phone at (917) 822-8710. You can also find information online at http://floridahumanities.org/programs/veterans/telli ng-pensacola.
military education sponsors to attend. For more information, contact Education Specialist Kenneth Spradlin at 452-4579 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extra hands needed for sailing regatta Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) is presenting the US Optimist Dinghy Association Nationals from July 1821. The event will be the largest sailboat regatta hosted by PYC in its 105-year history. Competitors range between the ages of 8 and 15. About 350-400 competitors are expected. U.S. Navy personnel are needed to assist with onshore “dinghy dolly” retrieval. To learn more about the event, which includes an optional “mini-mission” at the National Flight Academy, go to www.usoda2015nationals.com. To sign up to help, contact NAS Opti Volunteer Coordinator Julie Connerley at 293-4031.
Vacation Bible School dates announced
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, has scheduled Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 13 to July 17. For more information, call 492-1518 or go to www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.
Marine group to gather in Mobile Local poets start web-based magazine
A Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Training Academy Camp is scheduled for July 24-25. The baseball summer camp is for ages 6-14 and will be instructed by Blue Wahoos players at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Campers receive a free Tshirt and one ticket to the July 26 game. Lunch will be provided every day. Registration forms are on BlueWahoos.com and PensacolaTrainingAcademy.com. For more information, contact Travis Mattair at (509) 250-3111 or email@example.com.
Workshop on government registration
The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida Government Contracting Services is offering a “Five Dollar Luncheon – Are You Registered With The Federal Government?” workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 at the Associated General Contractors Office, 201 South F St. The registration fee is $5. Participants must pre-register. To register, contact Matt Boles at 450-6007 or Julie Buckner at firstname.lastname@example.org
HT-8 reunion scheduled for Oct. 30 Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field will be celebrating its 65th anniversary this fall. The squadron has scheduled a member reunion for Oct. 30. Organizers are in the process of planning the event and selecting a venue. If you are a current or former member and are interesting in attending, contact Lt. Becca Smith at (207) 2992234 or email@example.com.
Children’s story coming to the stage Acorn Productions, a branch of Treehouse Theatre, has scheduled performances of “Pippi Longstocking” for July 11-12 and July 18-19 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom at Pensacola Little Theatre. The classic tale of a pirate’s daughter and her imaginative adventures is based on a children’s book by Astrid Lindgren. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Pensacola Little Theatre is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. For additional information, call 432-2042 or go to PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
Three-day Education Fair planned Officials from the Navy College Office will present the annual Education Fair July 14-16. Locations will be as follows: NAS Pensacola, July 14; NASP Corry Station, July 15; and NAS Whiting Field, July 16. To ensure maximum outreach to all tenant commands, the Navy College Office has invited representatives from 29 local schools, partner schools and
The 50th national convention of the Montford Point Marine Association is scheduled for Aug. 12-16 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. The veterans organization was established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp in New River, N.C. An “early bird package” is available through July 22. For more information, go to www.montfordpointmarines.org and choose the convention information tab or call Rodney Lee Sr. at (251) 776-2424.
Retirees wanted at activities office The Navy Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, is looking military retirees to man its office. Duties include casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist fellow retirees and survivors as well as an administrative background including knowledge of computer programs such as MS Outlook, Word, etc. For more information, call the Retired Activities Office at 452-5622 or e-mail NASP.RAO@navy.mil.
Marines plan fun event for children A Summer of Fun Bash is planned for children of Marine Corp service members ages 6-12. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 31 in the Commanding Officers Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. The event will feature pizza, ice cream, games and prizes. Seating will be limited to the first 20 children to register. To register contact Lisa Duval at by phone at 4529460. ext. 3012, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submariners can join local group The U.S. Submarine Veterans, Drum Base, is looking for all veteran and active-duty submarine qualified personnel to join the local submarine veterans organization. The Drum Base group would like to invite anyone in the Florida Panhandle and South Alabama areas who is submarine qualified to join the group and share their experiences and camaraderie. The group will meets at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, July 11, at Bonefish Grill, 5025 North 12th Ave., to induct two Drum Base members into the Holland Club, signifying “50 years qualified in submarines.” A no-host lunch will follow the ceremony. Submariners and their guests from all eras from World War II to current day active-duty members are invited. For more information, call Larry Mueller 723-3479 or e-mail email@example.com.
USS Lexington reunion announced
The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Baton Rouge, La. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group offers introduction to gliders
Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory glider flights for $95. Flights can be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays at Elsanor Airport, 21810 Koier Road, about 12 miles west of the state line on Highway 90 in Elsanor, Ala. If you then decide you would like to learn to fly gliders, you can join the association. For more information, contact Emmett Moran by phone at (404) 822-6502 or by e-mail at emmett email@example.com. You can also find information on the association at http://Coastalsoaring.org.
You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.
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Welcome to GOSPORT. Ever wonder why its called GOSPORT? 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 has over 25,000 readers every week. www.gosportpensacola.com
To advertise with us call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31
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Chief of Troops to Teachers retires after 40 years of VolEd; See page B2 Spotlight
When thunder roars, go indoors Lightning facts, figures and safety From http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
ightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning is one of the most underrated severe weather hazards, yet ranks as one of the top weather killers in the United States. Lightning strikes in America kill about 50 people and injure hundreds of others each year. Unlike other weather hazards that often involve sophisticated watches and warnings from NOAA’s National Weather Service, lightning can occur anywhere there is a thunderstorm. That’s why the National Weather Service conducts an on-going campaign to educate people about lightning risks. Lightning is a rapid discharge of electrical energy in the atmosphere. The resulting clap of thunder is the result of a shock wave created by the rapid heating and cooling of the air in the lightning channel. During a thunderstorm, winds within the thunderstorm cloud cause collision between the various precipitation particles within the storm cloud. These collisions cause very small ice crystals to lose electrons while larger particles of
soft hail gain electrons. Upward winds within the cloud redistribute these particles and the charges they carry. The soft hail causes a negative charge build up near the middle and lower part of the storm cloud which, in turn, causes a positive charge to build up on the ground beneath the storm cloud. Eventually, when the charge difference between the negative charge in the cloud and the positive charge on the ground become large, the negative charge starts moving toward the ground. As it moves, it creates a conductive path toward the ground. This path follows a zigzag shape as the negative charge jumps through segments in the air. When the negative charge from the cloud makes a connection with the positive charge on the ground, current surges through the jagged path, creating a visible flash of lightning. Thunder, high winds, darkening skies, rainfall and brilliant flashes of light are warning signs for lightning strikes.
Lightning Safety Awareness Week was June 21-27. Most people are struck by lightning before or just after a storm. Why? Because they wait too long to seek shelter or go back outside too soon. So if you hear thunder roar, go indoors immediately. Don’t go outside until 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder.
Tips for safety – outdoors: • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. • Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Indoors: • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct
contact with electricity. • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls. Last resort outdoor risk reduction tips: • If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk: • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks. • Never lie flat on the ground. • Never shelter under an isolated tree.
• Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter. • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.) Lightning quick facts: • Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly if it is a tall, isolated object. • Most lightning victims are in open areas or near a tree. • Lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times each year. • Lightning can heat its path through the air to five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
++++ ++++ To date, there have been 17 lightning fatalities in 2015: three in Alabama, one in Arkansas, two in Arizona, three in Florida, two in Iowa, one in Missouri, two in North Carolina, one in New Mexico, one in Texas and one in West Virginia. ++++ ++++ From http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
Myth: If you’re caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck. Fact: Crouching doesn’t make you any safer outdoors. Run to a substantial building or hard topped vehicle. If you are too far to run to one of these options, you have no good alternative. You are not safe anywhere outdoors. Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.
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Myth: Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning by insulating you from the ground. Fact: Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, not the rubber tires. Remember, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, open-shelled outdoor recreational vehicles and cars with fiberglass shells offer no protection from lightning. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal frame into the ground. Don’t lean on doors during a thunderstorm. Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground. Fact: Lying flat increases your chance of
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being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, keep moving toward a safe shelter. Myth: Structures with metal, or metal on the body (jewelry, cell phones,MP3 players, watches, etc), attract lightning. Fact: Height, pointy shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt will strike. The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference on where lightning strikes. Mountains are made of stone but get struck by lightning many times a year. When lightning threatens, seek a safe shelter; don’t waste time removing metal. While metal does not attract lightning, it does conduct it so stay away from metal fences, railing, bleachers, etc.
Jokes & Groaners It’s raining really bad jokes ... Why did the woman go outdoors with her purse open? Because she expected some change in the weather. What happens when it rains cats and dogs? You have to be careful not to step in a poodle. What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather. What’s the difference between a horse and the weather? One is reined up and the other rains down. What’s it called when a tornado takes away your cow? An udder disaster. According to one news story, if global warming continues, in 20 years the only chance we’ll have to see a polar bear is in a zoo. So in other words, nothing is going to change. Q) What’s worse than raining buckets? A) Hailing taxis.
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Chief of Troops to Teachers retires after 40 years of VolEd service Story, photo by Ed Barker NETC PAO
ollowing a 40-plus year career in the Voluntary Education (VoLed) field, William “Bill” McAleer, the chief of the Troops to Teachers program, retired June 28. McAleer began his VolEd career in 1970 as an education counselor for the government of Guam school system, spending much of his time in the Pacific region, including several jobs in South Korea. He joined the Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support (DANTES) in 1989 as the Far East adviser in Seoul. In 2007, he was selected as the chief of Troops to Teachers (TTT) and moved to DANTES headquarters in Pensacola. During his eight years at the helm of TTT, McAleer helped more than 8,600 service members transition from active and reserve military service into teaching. “The knowledge that I am associated with a program that has made a difference in so many children’s lives is humbling and fills my soul with pride,” said McAleer. “I have enjoyed each and every mo-
ment and I have tried to learn something new every day. I have been privileged to know and work with many dedicated and professional individuals throughout my career serving military members of all services.” The Chief of Voluntary Education for the Department of Defense, Dawn Bilodeau, applauded McAleer’s dedication and the results he was able to achieve. “For more than 40 years, Mr. McAleer came to work each morning with the mission to positively affect the lives of service members and veterans across the globe,” said Bilodeau. “It is because of devotion such as his that our service members and veterans have quality education and workforce opportunities such as Troops to Teachers. His commitment paved their path toward continued service to this
William “Bill” McAleer pauses with a Troops to Teachers promotional poster.
great nation.” Ron Burton, the director of the Florida and Caribbean Region of Troops to Teachers, interacted on a regular basis with McAleer and said that his evangelism for the program was contagious.
“Bill’s long career has always been devoted to serving military personnel, but when he took over as the chief of Troops to Teachers, that mission changed. Not only was he still supporting military personnel who wanted to enter the teach-
ing profession after military service, but he was also supporting the youth of our nation by giving them high-quality teachers,” said Burton. “His passion for the mission was obvious, and I heard it every time I spoke to Bill. There’s no doubt he would tell you that Troops to Teachers is the best job he ever had.” What’s next for McAleer? He has seven grandchildren, all of whom he plans to visit – three in Japan, two in Austin, Texas, and two in Germany. “The trip to Austin will be easy,” he says. “Germany and Japan, not so much; but, now I have the time to plan for the trip.” To find out how eligible service members can begin a new career as a teacher in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed, including information on alternative teaching certification programs, visit the Troops to Teachers website: http:// proud to serve again.com. For more information about the Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support, visit the DANTES website: http://www.dantes.doded.mil/ Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found on the NETC Web pages: https://www.netc.navy.mil.
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Select your seat for Broadway in Pensacola July 16 Story, photo from Pensacola Saenger Theatre
am Theatricals and the Friends of the Saenger recently announced the 20152016 Broadway in Pensacola season.
Productions included in the upcoming season are “Ragtime The Musical,” “The Producers,” “Annie,” “STOMP,” “Bullets Over Broadway” and “The Illusionists.” New subscriptions for the season go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. July 16, and a selecta-seat Broadway Open House is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 16. Patrons will have the opportunity to walk the aisles of the Pensacola Saenger
Theatre and select their seats for the season. All available seats will be tagged and marked. You can see the stage from the different vantage points, sit in the actual seat, and make the best choice for your season tickets. Subscribers enjoy exclusive benefits including a guarantee of the same seats to each season show, and the option to renew those seats each year. In addition, subscribers receive
The Pensacola Saenger, a Spanish baroque/rococo style theater, first opened in 1925.
additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. Tickets are received via mail prior the performance to avoid box office lines, and lost ticket insurance
is included at no additional charge for subscribers. The times and dates for the shows are as follows: • “Ragtime The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Nov.11. • “The Producers,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. • “Annie,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. • “STOMP,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. • “Bullets Over Broadway,” 2 p.m. March 19. • “The Illusionists,” 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 6. “We take pride in serving Pensacola with top-quality Broadway productions at the beautiful Saenger Theatre,” says Steve Traxler, president of Jam Theatricals. “This year’s
season is filled with Broadway hits like ‘Annie,’ ‘The Producers,’ ‘Ragtime The Musical,’ ‘STOMP’ and the best-selling magic show in Broadway history, ‘The Illusionists – Live From Broadway.’ Energetic hits like these allow us to usher in a new generation of theatre goers. We are thrilled to be a part of that legacy of arts supporters in Pensacola.” To become a subscriber of the Broadway in Pensacola 2015-2016 season, go to www.PensacolaSaenger.com; or visit the Saenger Theatre Box Office at 22 East Intendencia St. For more information, call 595-3880 or go to www.PensacolaSaenger.com.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Classic movies will be on the screen again this summer at the Pensacola Saenger Theater at 7 p.m. tomorrow, July 11, with “Father of the Bride,” a 1950 black-and-white comedy directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. “We are very excited to showcase a summer jampacked full of classic hit movies and movie musicals shown on the big screen-the way movies were meant to be seen,” said Kathy Summerlin, marketing director for the Saenger Theatre. Other classic films that will be featured as part of the Saenger Classic Movie Series include: • “Jaws,” July 18. Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film about a gigantic great white shark that is menacing the small island community of Amity. • “Harvey,” July 25. James Stewart plays a man who has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend in this comedy. • “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” Aug. 1. Howard Hawks directed the 1958 film starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe as singers working their way to Paris on a transatlantic cruise and enjoying the company of many eligible men. • “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Aug. 8. Gregory Peck stars in the 1962 film based on the Harper Lee novel about a
lawyer in the Depression-era South who defends a black man against a rape charge. • “The King and I,” Aug. 15. Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr star in the 1956 film about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children. • “The Birds,” Aug. 22. Birds of all kinds begin to attack people in a Northern California town in the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film. • “Young Frankenstein,” Sept. 5. Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn star in the 1974 Mel Brook’s comedy about Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson. • “Casablanca,” Sept. 12. An American expatriate meets a former lover in Africa during World War II. The 1942 film stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. • “Wizard of Oz,” Sept. 19. Judy Garland stars as a young
girl who is swept away to a magical land by a tornado in the 1939 film. Tickets are $5 per person for each movie and can be purchased at the Saenger Theatre Box Office in advance. The box office will open at 6 p.m., and movies start at 7 p.m. All movies will be seated on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information about events at the Saenger Theater, go to www.pensacolasaenger.com.
At the movies
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. • Audition notice: The NASP Child and Youth Program held auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Rapunzel” for 9 a.m. July 6 at the NASC auditorium. Rehearsals will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily until the performance, which is scheduled for Come out and 5:30 p.m. July 15. For watch “Cinderella,” more information, call July 11. Movie is 452-2417. rated PG. Summer • Summer Readseries will be preing Program: “Read sented through Auto the Rhythm,” congust at dusk on the tinues through Aug. 6, at the NASP Li- second and fourth brary, Bldg. 634. Saturday of each Reading, singing, month on the lawn dancing and crafts. in front of Portside Sessions are 1:30 Gym, Bldg. 627. p.m. to 3 p.m. Tues- Free popcorn. Bring snacks, day for ages 3 to 6 coolers, chairs and blankets. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for For more informaages 7 and older. For tion, call 452-3806, information, or to reg- ext. 3140. ister, call 452-4362. • Summer aquatics: Mustin Beach Pool, Corry Station Pool and Barrancas Beach are open. Free Aqua Zumba classes and other activities available. For details, call 452-9429. • Pool parties: Mustin Beach and NASP Corry Station pools are available for private pool parties. Cost is $150 for exclusive use for up to 75 guests. Lifeguards included. For more information, call 452-9429. • Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up for the Paintball Challenge at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. $20 for active-duty and $30 for civilians and includes full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489. • Rent a bike: Rental bikes are available at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area Outpost Marina. Half day (four hours), $10; full day (eight hours), $15. Deposit and military ID required. For more information, call 453-4530. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area at the end of John Tower Road has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 452-9642. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.
“Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Spy,” R, 8 p.m.
“Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, noon; “San Andreas” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Entourage,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Jurrasic World” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.; “Spy,” R, 8:30 p.m.
“Tomorrowland,” PG, noon; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Spy,” R, 5 p.m.; “Entourage,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “San Andreas” (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
“Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “San Andreas” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jurrasic World” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Entourage,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Home,” PG, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” G, 5 p.m.; “Unfinished Business,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Tomorrowland,” PG, 1 p.m., 4 p.m.; “Poltergeist 2015,” PG13, 7 p.m. (Admission is free for all movies every Wednesday.)
“Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Spy,” R, 7:30 p.m.
Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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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, 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-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For 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.
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Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 information, call 452-6376. 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 information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
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The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Jump into Water Safety: Exceptional Families Membership Program (EFMP) event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Theater, third deck. Get information about water safety. Meet MWR lifeguards and see a CPR demonstration. A special guest will read a story and there will be a photo opportunity. Event open to all activeduty military families, but preference will be given to those enrolled in EFMP if space
and/or materials become limited. To make reservations, contact Rita Lung at 505-6822. • Anger Management Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 15 and July 22 ( you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 8 a.m. July 17 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules available for individuals, groups, civic clubs and employee programs. For more information, call 4321475 or e-mail bmcleroy@ coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts,
helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. • Food bank: New Hope Baptist Church is looking for volunteers for their monthly food bank. They need six people once a month to hand out food to the homeless and those in need. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail SH2 Patricia Cooper at patricia.cooper@Navy.mil.
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