Vol. 79, No. 28
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July 17, 2015
Feds Feed Families campaign starts at NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Blue Angels rock Pensacola Beach ... Thousands braved the heat to watch the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during Red, White and Blues Week at the 2015 Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show. The week’s events started July 4 and culminated with the July 11 air show, which included numerous civilian aerial acts. The week attracts thousands of visitors to the area for the all-American celebration. Official numbers are not yet in, but it’s thought have been the largest air show on the beach to date. Blue Angels photo
The 2015 Feds Feed Families is starting off on a positive note aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). “We are pushing ahead and already have more than 700 pounds collected,” said NASP Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren. The seventh annual government-wide campaign was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is scheduled to run through Oct. 2. Contributions can be placed in collection boxes around the base and at the commissary. Items on the “most wanted” list include: • Canned vegetables – low sodium, no salt. • Canned fruits – in light syrup or its own juices. • Canned proteins – tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter and beans. • Soups – beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey or rice. • Condiments – tomato-based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing or oils. • Snacks – individually packed snacks, crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, granola and cereal bars, pretzels and sandwich
crackers. • Multigrain cereal. • 100 percent juice – all sizes, including juice boxes. • Grains – brown and white rice, oatmeal, bulgur, quinoa, couscous, pasta, and macaroni and cheese. • Paper products and household items – paper towels, napkins and cleaning supplies. • Hygiene items – diapers, deodorants (men and women), feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste and shampoo. Last year, the DoD had a record-breaking year, donating more than 3.1 million pounds to local food banks and charities. This year, no goals have been set, but DoD is urging participants to do their best to top past donations. NASP’s 2014 campaign was extremely successful with a total contribution of 96,557 pounds. Naval Air Technical Training Center was the largest giver with 8,144 pounds. Navy Region Southeast collected 373,299 pounds of food and non-perishable donations, accounting for 30 percent of the nationwide total. Once the items have been collected,
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Secure your social media presence: ‘tip cards’ available From http://www.doncio. navy.mil
Attempted intrusions into DoD networks by spear-phishing or a social media based attack occur frequently. While it is legal to access social media sites from your DoD computer, there are precautions that you should take to make both your personal information and government networks
safe from attack. Some tips from the FBI on securing your social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
and Google Plus are available for download at http:// www. doncio. navy. mil/ Content View. aspx? ID=5643. If you feel that the security controls on these “tips cards” are too restrictive to your social presence, you are free to choose lesser levels of security for your individual settings. However, if you do choose to deviate from the recommended con-
NavFac Southeast plans to hire 200 civilians By Sue Brink NavFac SE PAO
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast announced July 8 that it will hire approximately 200 new employees during the next six months for a variety of positions throughout the southeast region of the U.S. including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “We have a lot of hard-to-fill positions,” said NavFac Southeast Business Director Jeff Killian. “We are hopeful that added advertising will make people aware of the jobs we have open and the great locations we have and the remarkable opportunities
there are for employees that work for NavFac.” The positions range from various engineering disciplines such as mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental and fire protection to other specialists including architects, geographers, realty specialists, engineering technicians and contract specialists. There is also an array of skill trades required such as waste water treatment plant operators, carpenters, air conditioning mechanics, plumbers, cement finishers, painters and pipefitters. Vacancies are located throughout the Southeast region
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trols, consider the implications of reducing security and consider whether it could compromise your personal information, DoD operational security, or any DoD information, especially personally identifiable information (PII). Though social networking sites vary in function, these do’s and don’ts are universal for all:
• Establish and maintain connections only with people you know and trust. Review your connections often. • Assume that anyone can see any information about your activities, personal life or professional life that you post and share. • Ensure that your family takes similar precautions with their accounts; their privacy and sharing
settings can expose your personal data. • Avoid posting or tagging images of you or your family that clearly show your face. Select pictures taken at a distance, at an angle or otherwise obscured. Never post Smartphone photos and don’t use your face as a profile photo; instead, use cartoons or avatars. • Use secure browser settings when possible.
Advancement profile notifications made easy By Katrina Gergely NETPDTC PAO
The Navy Advancement Center (NAC) announced a new service July 13, allowing Sailors to request to receive profile sheet updates via email. The move by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center’s (NETPDTC) information technology department, is geared toward reaching out to Sailors. “This is another example of the Navy Advancement Center's mission to make the advancement system more user-friendly,” said NETPDTC’s Command Master Chief, ETCM James Berhalter Jr. To access this service, Sailors
can log onto the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) home page and select Navy Advancement Center under the Career Management drop-down tab, then click on My Advancement to access the Advancement Profile
Sheet link. At the top of the profile sheet, there is a block to enter an e-mail address. Once entered, push the button Register for E-mail Notification.
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Sailors deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, take the Navywide E-4, E-5 and E-6 advancement exam. Photo by MC1 Julia A. Casper
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Blue Angels announce 2016 team members From Blue Angels PAO
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2016 team July 10. The squadron selected two F/A-18 demonstration pilots, one C-130 demonstration pilot, a maintenance officer and a public affairs officer to join a pre-selected commanding officer on the 2016 team. Many highly-qualified Navy and Marine Corps officers submit applications to join the Blue Angels each year. “Selecting team members is always a difficult process, but once again I am confident we have picked the best, most qualified individuals for our team,” said Capt. Tom Frosch, the current flight leader and commanding officer for the 2015 team. “The 2016 team members were chosen from an exceptionally competitive talent pool, and we are excited to have them join our team.” The Blue Angels select finalists to interview at the Blue Angels’ home base at Naval Air Station Pensacola during the week of
the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The team makes selections at the conclusion of the interview week. “All of our extremely qualified applicants went through a rigorous screening and interview process,” said Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, opposing solo pilot and the applications officer for the 2016 team selection. “The individuals selected are some of the finest Navy and Marine Corps officers in the fleet today, and we look forward to serving with them.” The newly-selected 2016 team members include: F/A-18 demonstration pilots: • Navy Lt. Lance Benson, 32, of McPherson, Kan., is an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot currently assigned to “The Eagles” of Training Squadron Seven (VT-7). He is a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University (Salina, Kan.). • Navy Lt. Tyler Davies, 33, of Kennesaw, Ga., is an F/A-18 pilot currently assigned to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106). He is a 2007 graduate of the University of La Verne (La Verne, Calif.). C-130 demonstration
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pilot: • Marine Maj. Mark Montgomery, 36, of Cartersville, Ga., is a KC130 aircraft commander currently assigned to USMC Manpower Management/Officer Assignments. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Georgia (Athens, Ga.). Maintenance officer: • Navy Lt. Samuel Rose, 35, of Whitehouse, Texas, is a maintenance officer currently assigned to the Fleet Readiness Center, Detachment Jacksonville, Fla. He was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer Program in 2011. Public affairs officer: • Navy Lt. Joe Hontz, 37, of Longmont, Colo., is a public affairs officer currently assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Bahrain. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Colorado (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Pre-selected to join the 2016 team was: Commanding officer, flight leader: • Navy Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, 42, of Mountain View, Calif. A selection panel comprised of 10 admirals and former commanding officers selected Bernacchi to
this year is virtual donations. Food may be purchased online at Costco, Safeway, Peapod or Amazon (or any other online retailer of choice) and delivered di-
rectly to a food bank. Donors will need to provide the address of the food bank, and inform the installation point of contact of the details of their donation in order
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of the U.S. and include locations in Corpus Christi, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Key West and Jacksonville, Fla.; Kings Bay, Ga.; Gulfport, Miss.; and an overseas location at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “This hiring effort is critical to our ability to execute workload in support of the Navy’s mission over the next few years and is our top priority,” said Killian. Anyone interested in these positions can search for them at https://www.usajobs.gov and search the keyword “NavFac.” Killian explained that announcements are advertised for a limited time, so interested applicants are encouraged to establish an account on USAJOBS and set up a search for jobs in NavFac with the “my job search agents” tab. Once complete, the applicant will receive e-mail alerts when new jobs at NavFac are advertised. The NavFac Southeast team is comprised of more than 1,800 civilian employees and 130 active duty military. NavFac also has a “NavFac Careers” group on Facebook. Follow NavFac on Twitter @NavFacjobs. For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq.
Users can also easily opt out of the automatic notifications at any time. Once registered, candidates will receive an e-mail every time an updated advancement sheet profile is generated due to a change in advancement status. The e-mail directs the candidate to access their account. The benefit of signing up for notifications is the time and effort that it saves the Sailor. “Prior to the e-mail notification service being implemented, Sailors who were frocked had to spend valuable time each month checking NKO to see if their pay status had changed,” said Navy Enlisted Advancement Execution Division Head Thomas Updike. “Now an e-mail will be generated for anyone who signs up for the service, doing away with the need to check for that profile sheet notification.” For all of the latest updates and information concerning Navy advancement visit NAC’s Facebook page at https://www. facebook. com/ pages/ Navy-Advancement-Center/ 213190711299 . For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/ or https://www. facebook. com/ Naval Education AndTraining Command.
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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.
succeed Frosch. Applicants for the CO’s position are required to have a minimum of 3,000 flight hours and be in current command or have had past command of a tactical jet squadron. Bernacchi joins the Blue Angels after serving as the Federal Executive Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. His previous assignments include five squadrons, where he flew the F/A-18 Hornet and deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Bernacchi attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1996. He received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Bernacchi has more than 3,000 flight hours and 600 carrier-arrested landings. His decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, an Individual Air Medal (with combat V), three Strike/ Flight Air Medals, four Navy Commendation Medals (one with combat V), three Navy Achievement Medals, as well as
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,
various campaign and unit awards. “It is an absolute honor to have been selected for this prestigious position,” said Bernacchi. “There is a legacy of tradition and excellence within the Blue Angels squadron, and I look forward to maintaining the high standard of excellence set before me by Capt. Frosch.” Bernacchi will serve as commanding officer and flight leader for the 2016 and 2017 Blue Angels air show seasons. He will report for initial training in Pensacola in September and officially take command of the squadron at the end of the air show season in November. The change of command ceremony is slated for Nov. 8 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Expected to return for the 2016 season are: F/A-18 demonstration pilots: • Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, 32, of Honolulu, Hawaii. • Navy Lt. Andrew Talbott, 32, of Sedan, Kan. • Navy Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, 30, of Bloomington, Ill. • Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, 31, of Durango,
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Good ‘old’ summer vacation becomes a trauma zone By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
don’t need “a vacation from my vacation,” but after two weeks in a beach cottage with my extended family, I could really use microdermabrasion, arthroscopic knee surgery, a colonic and a full course of psychotherapy. Vacations just aren’t the same when you get older. When I was a teenager, I came home from my family’s beach vacations with nothing more than a peeling nose and maybe a few deck splinters. But now that I’m in my 40s, simple vacation activities like sunbathing, swimming, and paddleball leave me in need of urgent medical attention. Last year, my family and I left the safe little confines of our military base housing and drove the 12-hour trek down the East Coast to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Just like every year, our family of five, along with my mother, my brother and his family of five, packed ourselves like lem-
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mings into our modest 1970s beach cottage. At the beginning of the vacation, the adults envisioned getting up with the sun every morning to jog along the bike path where other vacationers could see how disciplined we are. As planned, I got up early the first morning, and picked a jogging outfit from the stack of work out clothes I had ambitiously packed for the trip. Of course, I had to have coffee before setting out, but not enough to awaken my digestive tract. Then, I announced loud enough for everyone to hear, “I’m going on a run,” and let the screened door slam behind me to ensure that anyone within earshot would be impressed that I am one of
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. those people who run at the beach. Twenty minutes later, I was only about a mile from our cottage, soaked in sweat and frantic that my bladder
might give way. Thankfully, a portable potty at a tiny public park saved me the humiliation of ducking into someone’s shrubbery. I slowly stumbled back through the dunes to our cottage, picking up the pace to a jog only when passing witnesses. I was happy to see four blisters on my feet when I got home, because I knew they would serve as an adequate excuse to not run again during our vacation. Later that week while lounging on the beach, the adult women did a sort of reenactment of the QuintHooper-Brody-drunkenscar-comparison scene in “Jaws” when we took turns pointing out our liver spots, barnacles and moles. Despite our rational conclusion that sitting out in the sun would only age our skin faster, we all agreed with the old adage that “tan fat is better than white fat” so we stayed out late into the afternoon. Sometime at the end of week one, I made the mistake of agreeing to play beach volleyball. Soon after taking my position as right side hitter, I was forced to jump four inches off the sand
to block a shot. This simple move caused my knee to slightly hyperextend. For the remainder of the vacation, while engaging in simple activities such as paddle ball and wading in the ocean, I was on alert that my weakened knee might buckle backwards like some kind of old Barbie doll. The other adults in our family suffered similar old age vacation injuries, while our children frolicked carefree. By the end of week two we had collectively accumulated one wobbly knee, five ugly blisters, a swollen wrist, a strained achilles, three bruises of unknown origin, and four cases of heartburn. The anti-inflammatories and antacids were being doled out like candy, along with some embarrassing over-the-counter remedies to deal with digestive backup from all the overeating. Even though we don’t experience vacations the same way we did when we were young, perhaps the benefit of being so weathered, worn and weary after two weeks at the beach is that it is actually a relief to get back to life’s daily grind.
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NSWC PCD supports 10th annual STEM camp at FSUPC Story, photo by Katherine Mapp NSWC PCD Public Affairs
ANAMA CITY, Fla. – Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) personnel supported Florida State University Panama City (FSUPC) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute’s 10th annual STEM camp June 15. The STEM camp is designed to engage the minds of students by allowing them to have hands-on experience in a laboratory setting about a variety of different STEM related subjects. The mission of FSUPC’s STEM Institute is to promote educational excellence through providing educators with professional skills, creating quality learning opportunities for K-12 students, cultivating regional partnerships and developing new STEM education programs. The STEM camp was started in 2005 by a group of individuals including previous NSWC PCD Technical Director Dr. Ace Summey, Dr. Dave Skinner, former NSWC PCD department head Leon Walters, and NSWC PCD STEM Outreach Coordinator Ed Linsenmeyer, along with academic leaders including Bay County School District Board Member Ginger Littleton. “We knew there was a need and a requirement for someone to get involved with a STEM active youth group and students of the surrounding area, so we began the first one as an outreach to engage youth,” says Walters. “The group did not know how much of a positive impact the STEM camp would come to be over the past 10 years, but they are pleasantly surprised what a value the camp has become to not only our local community, but surrounding areas including Washington County as well.” The FSUPC STEM Institute website states that at the camp, STEM professionals and local educators inspire students to have an interest in STEM and give them hands-on experience by instruction in the various areas including: robotics, environment, electrical engineering and computer science.
According to Dr. John Smith, FSUPC STEM Institute director, the STEM camp would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors like Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), which provides a sizeable grant every year for STEM camp. “This year, because of the grant, students are able to attend the STEM camp essentially free. NSWC PCD has been working the funding and manpower for several years by providing several volunteer hours, mentors and teachers for this educational event,” said Smith. The STEM camp has also sparked interests among students in other counties, including Washington and Holmes counties. Kathy Nelson, coordinator at Florida Panhandle Technical College, first learned of the STEM camp about four years ago. “When I first attended the camp with my students, the children were awestruck by what was available to them via the FSUPC STEM camp,” said Nelson. “One student even felt competence stress that they were not capable to participate in such an intriguing event. By the end of the event, the student stated that they could have never imagined that they could not only build a robot, but program a robot, build solar lights, etc.” The students were so impressed at what FSUPC STEM camp had to offer, that they urged Nelson to allow them to have a STEM club of their own. Now, Nelson has replicated her learnings in Washington County and started a STEM club. Nelson’s STEM club, to date, targets fifth through eighth grade students in Chipley, Fla., and offers those rural students, as well as surrounding rural counties, the opportunity to experi-
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division engineer Bill Porter assists students in building flashing European siren by using a circuit board, soldering iron and wire cutters at the 10th annual STEM camp June 16 at the Florida State University Panama City Campus (FSUPC).
ence STEM. “The students enjoy the club so much that they are always recruiting new members to join to allow others to see what is possible with STEM. They even get to demonstrate their EV3 that a student built that is named ‘Elliephant the elephant,’ that includes an elephant roar to show others an example of what can be constructed in the STEM club,” she said. In addition to learning about STEM, Nelson said developing communication skills is also essential. “The best way to develop communi-
cation skills is to be doing something and then sharing that with others,” said Nelson. “I am indebted to NSWC PCD and FSUPC for allowing this experience.” “It is wonderful that we have a group of young people that are interested in learning from people that are out in the community doing interesting and profitable jobs,” said Steve Leach, FSUPC interim dean and computer science professor. “There are very positive and wonderful things going on right here on our campus, and we are just thrilled to be a part of it.”
National Flight Academy spending summer bringing STEM to the community From Malerie Shelton National Flight Academy
In keeping with its mission to provide adventure and education to a diverse crowd of students, the National Flight Academy is taking its Adventure Saturdays on the road. Thanks to financial support from AT&T, National Flight Academy staff were able to go on location and provide fun, educational activities for the children at the Ebonwood/Oakcrest Community Center July 7. The activities were part of the “Play, Learn, Grow” Summer Program provided by the Escambia County Department of Community Affairs. The Flight Academy brought four interactive stations to the camp that focused on topics such as weather, aero-
dynamics, and survival skills. “The kids loved it. They learned how to make batteries out of pennies, learned about the atmosphere with shaving cream, made airplanes and much more. We’d love to have them come out again,” said Leroy Williams with the Department of Community Affairs. “The National Flight Academy is an incredible asset for Pensacola,” said John O’Hara, the National Flight Academy’s director of education. “Our staff is incredibly passionate about finding fun ways to build STEM skills, and we were excited to be able to share some of our programs with these kids.” Since January, the National Flight Academy has been hosting AT&T Adventure Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. The program
provides an opportunity for students in grades K-12 to have a hands-on experience with a focused curriculum in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. July’s Adventure Saturday topic is History of Rockets and takes place tomorrow, July 18, at the National Flight Academy. Visit https://campscui.active.com/orgs/NationalFlightAcademy0 to register as space is limited for each session. The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, is designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills and standards. For more information about the National Flight Academy, visit http://www.nationalflightacademy.com or find on Facebook at https://www. facebook. com/ National Flight Academy, and on Twitter at https://twitter. com/natlfltacademy.
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CNRSE selects new region and command ombudsman Story, photo by MC1(SW/AW/EXW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs
ACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Navy Region Southeast recently appointed Cherine Fleurant as the new region and command ombudsman. “We have selected the right person for the job,” said Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. “Mrs. Fleurant has a wealth of knowledge in the human services arena and has previously served as a command ombudsman. We are very fortunate to have such amazing volunteers, and Mrs. Fleurant will be a great addition to our team. All of our installation ombudsmen and tenant command ombudsmen in our region can look forward to her positive engagement and counsel.” Keeping families informed about their Sailors’ commands is a vital role that Navy ombudsmen fill. The ombudsman program began in 1970 when former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. realized communication between
commands and the families of Sailors needed to be improved. In 2006, CNO Adm. Michael Mullen updated the instruction and made a requirement that all Navy families have access to an ombudsman. Fleet, force and region commanders appoint an ombudsman for their staff, who can advise the commander on fleet, force and region-wide matters. “As a person in the field of human services, I love the connection you have when you meet people,” Fleurant said. “When I help someone sort out something they need to know, it’s very rewarding. I like that part.” Fleurant is a native of Marchand Dessalines, Haiti, and has been working in the human services field since 1991, assisting families with children and improving their quality of life. She has been married to MACS Paolo Fleurant since
Cherline Fleurant in her official photo after being appointed Commander, Navy Region Southeast region and command ombudsman.
August 1998. She served as the security detachment command ombudsman, as well as the base spouse coordinator and chairman of volunteers with the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society while with her husband at Naval Base Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. As an ombudsman, Fleurant serves as the link between command leadership and NRSE families at both the command and Region levels. She circulates information
from throughout the chain of command to Sailors’ families, keeping them informed about command information, local quality of life improvement opportunities, and command climate issues. “I would like to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to serve in the capacity of the ombudsman,” Fleurant said. “I’m looking forward to meeting different people and I’m looking forward to learning more.”
The selection process can be long and arduous, but selecting Mrs. Fleurant was easy due to her qualifications, according to Dianne Parker, the Region’s Navy Family Ombudsman Program coordinator. “We encourage commands to put the word out prior to losing the ombudsman so people can start thinking about becoming an ombudsman,” Parker said. “They usually send out a notice to the command stating the requirements for becoming an ombudsman and asking people to submit resumes. At that stage, whoever the point of contact is, such as the command master chief here at our command, will look at the resumes and the needs of the command. Those that appear best suited will be brought in for an interview.” The new ombudsman must meet training requirements prior to the final announcement of their selection. “It’s a good program,” Parker said. “It’s important and you’ve got to make sure they have the leadership skills to be in that role. From everything I’ve seen about Mrs. Fleurant, they’ve made a great choice.” An ombudsman is a volunteer and usually the spouse of a service member attached to the command. Those who wish to apply for the position would do so when the command advertises for volunteers, or one can apply to be on a standby list for upcoming consideration when a position becomes vacant. Once selected to serve as ombudsman, the appointment is made in writing by the commanding officer.
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NASWF helo pilots assist firefighters By Ens. Margaret E. Gresham NASWF Public Affairs
wo Helicopter Training Squadron 28 (HT28) pilots on a routine training mission aided area firefighters in locating a house fire in Walton County June 9. The flight team demonstrated exceptional safety awareness and concern for the community as they located, identified and reported the blaze for local authorities. Lt. Daniel R. Rogers and Lt. Patrick J. Millar spotted a fire on the ground during a night vision goggle (NVG) instructor upgrade flight. Controlled burns are a regular occurrence in the North Florida and Southern Alabama regions, so at first the crew figured it
was a control burn. As they got closer however, they soon realized it was a house fire and that they needed to take action. The fire was in a rural forested area in the Mossy Head community just north of Interstate10. Rogers and Millar im-
mediately began an orbit above the fire and completed on-scene commander check list. They radioed the on-duty officer to scramble fire/rescue services, and stayed on scene. “We decided to report it to air traffic control and back to the officer on
duty to try to get someone dispatched, because we couldn’t see any lights from emergency vehicles for miles. Because it was a little ways from the main road, we also figured that nobody else knew about it,” Rogers stated. After sending in the coordinates, they orbited as long as they could before reaching low fuel. Rogers and Millar refueled at Florida Municipal Airport and, upon returning to the scene, witnessed emergency crews extinguishing the blaze and clearing nearby trailers. “By the time we got
back, emergency vehicles had arrived, so we orbited a bit longer with the searchlight. We left once we realized they had everything under control,” commented Rogers. J a m e s McMillan, Walton County Fire and Rescue battalion chief, said “We were having some trouble accessing the area, and if it was not for Lt. Rogers and his crew circling overhead we would not have been able to locate the house. If he hadn’t taken action I doubt anyone would have known about the fire until the owners discovered the
ashes of the vacant house days later. We were able to secure the scene and contact the owners thanks to the swift actions of Lt. Rogers.” The detoured flight serves as a good example of the cooperation between the military in Santa Rosa County and the community first responders, and is the type of response expected of military officers. Rogers and Millar’s actions exemplify the Hellion ethos of “Professionalism, Integrity, and Judgment.” HT-28 will be recognizing Rogers as the crew chief with a squadron safety award for his quick thinking and deliberate actions.
Pontoon boats now available at Whiting Park By Ens. Margaret E. Gresham NASWF Public Affairs
ummer is in full swing and the Navy boat docks at Whiting Park is the perfect place to take advantage of all summer has to offer. What better way to enjoy summer than on a brand new, 22-foot pontoon boat? Whiting Park has recently purchased three 2015 Sylvan Pontoon cruisers, perfect for relaxing with family and friends. “The pontoon boats are perfect for families. They can anchor out and relax, go swimming off the back, or even beach them
off the river,” stated James Barnes, one of Whiting Park’s employees. This one-of-a-kind Navy water recreation park is located on the Blackwater River, just east of downtown Milton. The boat docks host a plethora of activities that provide fun for the whole
New 22-foot pontoon boats are now available for rent at Whiting Park. Photo by Ens. Jeremy Griffin
family. Canoes, kayaks, grills to cook out, campers, trailers, fishing boats, speed boats, and pontoons rentals are all available. In addition to all the rentals, there is a wading area, picnic pavilion, playgrounds, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes.
The new pontoon boats are only three weeks old and have all the best upgrades and gadgets. These boats can carry up to 10 people and are perfect for lounging, relaxing, and cruising down the river. Whiting Park’s older generation of pontoon boats were more than 10
years old and were not updated with working radios or gauges. “The new additions were much needed to best serve the Whiting Park patrons. I am so excited for people to experience the new boats and get the full first class experience,” said Whiting Park Man-
ager Beth Brown. Beverages and snacks are available in the ships store. The park is an excellent location for organization groups or family functions. The sheltered pavilions have charcoal grills and plenty of space to handle groups of all sizes. The hours of operation for Whiting Park this summer until Labor Day are Friday-Monday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday from noon8 p.m. Boats can be booked up to 90 days in advance and can be rented hourly, half day or for a full day. Rentals of any kind are due one hour before closing. Whiting Park can be reached during office hours with questions or concerns at (850) 623-2383.
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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. Rodeos are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, July 18, and July 25 at the Family Medicine Clinic. 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.
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 are $15 to $45 depending on grade. Childcare is available free for E5 and below, and for $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. today, July 17, at the NEX Corry Station Gas Station. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Tatana Olson, chairman for the ball at 452-3938 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car washes support Air Force Ball
Two car washes are scheduled in support of the Air Force Ball. The events are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 17 and July 24 at 1000 North Navy Blvd. For information, contact 2nd Lt. Ryan Murphy at (703) 798-8134 or email@example.com.
Bikini Regatta scheduled for July 18 The 35th anniversary of the Navy Yacht Club’s women’s sailboat race known as the “Bikini Regatta” is scheduled for tomorrow, July 18, on Pensacola Bay. A social will begin at 9:30 a.m. July 18 in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Participants and spectators are invited. The skipper’s briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. July 18 with registration from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-members. The race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. July 19 is reserved as a make-up day if required.
Partyline submissions 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.
Registration and race information can be found on the Navy Yacht Club website at www.navypnsyc.org. For on shore regatta information, contact either Toni Kirkman at 434 -7979 or Terri Farris at email@example.com. For race information, contact Sue Stephenson 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.
VBS adventure offered for children
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.
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 is limited to the first 20 children to register. To register contact Lisa Duvall at by phone at 4529460. ext. 3012, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Healthy lifestyle events announced Officials at the Pensacola Navy Exchange and commissary are teaming up to present events to support healthy lifestyles for military service members and their families July 31. The Naval Exchange Mall plans to offer live demonstrations by Fisher Paddleboards, related sporting goods, sun protection and healthy eating demonstrations and child friendly activities. Register to win opportunities and much more. The Pensacola Commissary and MWR Navy Fitness plan to present spin and rowing competitions and much more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31.
Golf tournament to be held Aug. 21 The 2015 Marine Aviators and Maintainers Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 21 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The event supports the Marine Corps Ball. The tournament is open to teams of two using scramble rules. The competition is limited to 72 teams. Check-in will begin at noon and shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. A post-play social and awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Team names and money needed by Aug. 13. To signup, team captains can send an e-mail with team members names to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 452-8122 or (832) 725-5978.
NASP SAPR team recruiting VAs
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 steps to approval. Deadline for completing the process is July 24. Candidates must also complete the 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.email@example.com, 452-5109, Anne Ballensinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-9017; the Civilian Victim Advocate Kristy Malone, Kristy.email@example.com, 452-5328; or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext, 0.
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Blue Angels sponsor new Sailors; See page B2 Spotlight
Summertime vacations nearby ...
on the upside of Florida Remember — back to school is just around the corner
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By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
Our beaches are the best. It starts and ends right there. A day at the beach in Northwest Florida has never looked better. And after your fill of sun and clean surf, we’re fortunate to also have a number of worthwhile entertainment destinations, all onboard or within a reasonable driving distance of NAS Pensacola. 20-minute tour of the flight line behind the restoration hangar, gives a look at even more aviation history. IMAX® movies show each hour beginning at 10 a.m. The last movie shows at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 1 (800) 327-5002 or visit www. navalaviationmuseum.org. • Get a dose of history at the forts. The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior Gulf Islands National Seashore offers Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas and the Advanced Redoubt (the last two onboard NAS Pensacola). Fort Pickens is the largest of the area forts built to defend Pensacola Bay and its important Navy yard. The fort’s construc-
• Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. The National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NASP is the world’s premiere naval aviation museum. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation are represented with historic and one-ofa-kind aircraft displayed inside the museum’s nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. Hangar Bay One, the museum’s newest addition, adds another 55,000 square feet; more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft are part of the collection. A flight simulator inside the museum offers a ride with the Blue Angels or the opportunity to fly an F/A-18 mission; an IMAX® theater projects films on a seven-story high screen. The flight line bus tour, a free
The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Hangar Bay One added 55,000 square feet of space to a facility filled with aviation history. The Apollo Space Exhibit on display in Hangar Bay One includes a Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) replica, a lunar rover and interactive audiovisual displays. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Swim in the uncrowded waters offshore of Pensacola’s “Guardian on the Gulf,” Fort Pickens, and cool off with a walk inside its brick-lined historic walls. Photo by Mike O’Connor
tion was started in 1829, completed in 1834 and served the nation until the 1940s. Built in the age of wooden sailing ships and cannon, Fort Pickens was continually modernized in response to advances in weapon technology. Fort Barrancas sits on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay. The Fort Barrancas Area is on Taylor Road about a half mile east from the National Naval Aviation Museum. The tactical advantages of this location have inspired engineers of three nations to build forts. American engineers remodeled the Water Battery in 1840 and built a masonry fort on the bluff between 1839 and 1844, connected by a tunnel to the Water Battery. The Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas was built between 1845 and 1870 as part of a defensive network for the Pensacola Navy Yard. The Redoubt is unique among the early American forts at Pensacola in being designed solely for resisting a land-based assault. Hours: Fort Pickens Area is open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset. Fort Pickens visitor center, bookstore and museum are open: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Fort Barrancas and visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Advanced Redoubt: Scheduled tours are offered throughout the year. Call 934-2600 for more information. • See the battleship USS Alabama (BB 60). Not Florida, but not far. Return to adventure in Mobile, Ala., with a visit to Battleship Memorial
can wartime experience. Visit www. uss alabama. com to learn more. • Check out the zoo. The Gulf Coast area’s award-winning Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to more than 800 exotic animals. The Zoo offers many hands-on animal encounters
New exhibits and special events such as World War II aircraft “attacks” keep visitors coming back to USS Alabama. Photos by Owen Miller
Park, located just off I-10, exits 27 or 30. The USS Alabama, World War II submarine USS Drum (SS 228) along with a host of military aircraft, tanks, artillery is a must-see for anyone interested in military history. There are more than 175 acres of historical exhibts covering more than seven decades of Ameri-
and activities perfect for field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and is located just off Highway 98. Admission to the zoo is $15.95 for adults, $11.95 for children. Military, senior and group rates are available. Call 932-2229 or visit www.GBZoo.com for more information.
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The jazz trio: A lady aboard a cruise ship was not impressed by the jazz trio in one of the shipboard restaurants. When her waiter came around, she asked, “Will they play anything I ask?” Replied the waiter, “Of course.” Promptly she answered, “Then please tell them to go play chess.”
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Florida gators? During his vacation on the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any gators around here?” “Nooo,” the man yelled back, “haven’t been any around for years.” Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore. About halfway there he asked the guy, “How’d you get rid of the gators?” “We didn’t,” the beachcomber said. “Sharks got ’em.” “Worst:” What did the beach say when the tide came in? “Long time, no sea.”
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Blue Angels sponsor new Sailors By MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald and MC2 Jennifer Lebron Blue Angels PAO
embers of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, attended the commissioning ceremony of Navy Recruit Division 267 at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Ill., June 29. The Recruit Division Sponsorship Program allows Navy commands to interact with recruits during training and take part in the “Sailorization” process of turning a civilian into a well-rounded Sailor. “Half the challenge is getting them to be motivated. I’m excited because the Blue Angels will be their motivation, especially in these early days when it’s really rough,” said Chief Recruit Division Commander (RDC), ITCS Kristal Pena. “The Blue Angels are an excellent example of the Navy’s strength in teamwork and esprit de corps and their reflection on our division will be a great motivational boost for our recruits.” During the commissioning ceremony, the Blue Angels presented Division 267 with their
official guidon; a flag displaying the division’s number and images that represent their sponsoring command. The commissioning ceremony marked the official start of the division’s training. Recruit Division 267 is slated to graduate Aug.14. Pena says the recruits are excited to officially start their training. During RTC, recruits learn military fundamentals; including how to properly wear uniforms, maintain military bearing, and render military greetings. They also undergo intensive physical fitness training and classroom instruction and training on U.S. Navy history and seamanship. “Before I joined the Navy, I was working in an office,” said SR Carolyn Willeford. “I was
The Blue Angels have sponsoring another recruit division at U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command. Navy Recruit Division 267 was recently commissioned with their Blue Angels sponsors standing-by (above). The Recruit Division Sponsorship Program allows Navy commands to interact with recruits throughout their training and take part in the “Sailorization” process of turning a civilian into a wellrounded Sailor. Blue Angels photo
tired of small things being turned into big things and I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and strive to inspire people to be better.” The recruits also had the opportunity to speak with Blue Angels team members about their naval service, as well as their experience with the worldrenowned squadron. “I hope to inspire the recruits
to be better than they were yesterday,” said AO1 Jared Heathcote, a member of the Blue Angels maintenance and support team. “If there is anything I would like for them to get out of this experience, it would be to take pride in what it is they do in their everyday lives, from the start of boot camp, throughout their military careers, and to wherever life’s journey takes them.”
For more information regarding the RTC Sponsorship Program, contact the RTC sponsorship coordinator at (847) 688-4949 or the RTC public affairs office. For more news from the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, visit www. blue angels. navy.mil. For more news from Navy Blue Angels, visit www.navy. mil/ local/ blueangels.
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Vision safety critical for service members on or off duty Story from Vision Center of Excellence
In this advanced technological age, we remain unable to replicate the gift of sight. Vision is a critical resource for everyone, and yet, for many Department of Defense personnel, that resource has been lost or diminished because of an injury. In addition to combat-related eye injuries, injuries may also occur during military training exercises and when performing typical household and off-duty tasks. Across the service branches, policies and guidelines recommend wearing task-specific eye protection to keep eye safety on
the forefront. Service members have access to protective eye gear that is routinely validated against military requirements for ballistic fragmentation to provide the highest level of protection. Eye protection options are listed on the authorized protective eyewear list (APEL). Even with policies and the available resources in place, there remains a gap between awareness and adoption of best practice. Ninety percent of all on- and off-duty eye injuries are preventable if eye protection is consistently used. Practitioners play a role in aiding adoption of vision-saving practices. Annual exams offer a prime opportunity to re-
1st Lt. Anthony Aguilar wears ballistic protective eyewear while on patrol in Iraq. Photo by Company C, Task Force
mind patients that putting on eye protection could save their vision and that it is vital to use eye protection while: • On duty: The eye protection options available from the APEL are validated against military requirements for bal-
listic fragmentation and therefore provide the highest level of impact protection available. Commanders at all levels should be especially encouraged to set the example for subordinates. • In training: Wearing eye protection is a safety behavior learned by modeling, similar to wearing seat belts or helmets. Therefore, it is important to set an example and encourage the use of eye protection in training so that it is ingrained as an essential part of battle dress. • Around the house: Chores that produce flying debris, such as lawn mowing, raking, home improvements and car repairs or using chemicals or cleaning
solutions, all involve a level of risk for the eyes and more than half of eye injuries happen at home. Job-appropriate eye protection can help guard against flying debris and airborne cleaning products. • On the run: Flailing elbows and fast pitches make basketball and baseball two of the more hazardous recreational sports for eyes. Wearing the appropriate eye protection will provide a shield while playing sports. Everyone should make protecting the gift of sight a priority. More information and resources on protecting your vision can be found at http://vce.health.mil.
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A young green sea turtle swims through the water. Photo by Mike Sandler
Turtle group plans kayak tours Story from Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary
You can learn about an artificial reef and the marine life that lives there – including sea turtles – during guided tours in clear-bottom kayaks at Navarre Beach. The unique kayaks offer a view down into the water as you paddle. Certified reef monitors lead the small tours, which enable participants to learn about the reef and all its inhabitants. The tours are offered by at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, a non-profit organization working to save threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center is located at 8740 Gulf Blvd. in the Navarre Beach Marine Park. Tours leave from the Sea Oats Pavilion.
Here are the dates and times for this year’s tours:. • Today, July 18, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. • July 30, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. • Aug. 8, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. • Aug. 20, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Tours are expected to take 45 minutes. Here are some details: • Two persons per kayak. Maximum is a group of 10. • Participants must be 18 years of age or accompanied by parent/legal guardian with signed waiver. • Activity is weather dependent and up to the discretion of the tour guide to determine if conditions are safe. • You must be able to swim. • Life jackets are mandatory
– some are available to loan or you may bring your own. • You must be able to paddle the kayak yourself. • You may bring snorkel, mask and fins and get into the water over the reefs. The suggested donation is $10 per person — cash or check accepted. Proceeds benefit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center and the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. To reserve a spot e-mail Mike Sandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the total number in your party, names and ages for persons younger than 18 as well as a cell phone number. For more information, go to http://navarrebeachseaturtles. org.
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. • Boo Fest: Free military tickets available for Boo Fest, which is scheduled for July 24 and July 25. Any active, or retired military or DoD Family Summer member can claim one ticket per ID Bash: 10 a.m. to 2 plus a second ticket p.m. Aug. 1, Barranfor a guest while cas Sports Complex. they last. Only 500 Celebrate one last tickets will be avail- time before the school able at Pensacola year begins. There will Bay Center box of- be 10 wet and dry infice. For more infor- flatable games, such mation, go to as the Obstacle Course, Spider Mounbooweekley.com. • Movies on the tain, Moon Bounces, Lawn: Summer se- Slides, Slip and ries will be pre- Slides, and more. Also sented through try your skills on the August at dusk on Bungee Jumping and the second and the Jousting Ring. fourth Saturday of Children are invited – each month on the there will be kiddie lawn in front of Port- pools with age approside Gym, Bldg. 627. priate water play as Free popcorn. For well as a water gun information, call play area for the big452-3806, ext. 3140. ger children. Wear • Youth Sports your bathing suit and Fall Soccer: Reg- ring a towel and lawn istration in progress chairs. The event is at the NASP Youth free to all MWR auCenter, Bldg. 3690. thorized patrons and There is a $50 reg- there will be food and istration fee per beverages available child. Open to all for purchase. dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Coaches and assistant coaches needed. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Summer Reading Program: “Read to the Rhythm,” continues through Aug. 6, at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. Reading, singing, dancing and crafts. Sessions are 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for ages 3 to 6 and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 and older. For information, or to register, call 452-4362. • Auto Skills Center: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The center has tools, manuals (online), equipment, lifts and stalls, as well as knowledgeable staff to assist you. For information, call 452-6542. • 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.
“Inside Out” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Inside Out” (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 9 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Dope,” R, 8:30 p.m.
“Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Inside Out” (3D), PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Inside Out” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Inside Out” (2D), PG, noon.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Dope,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Spy,” R, 7 p.m.
“Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Inside Out” (3D), PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Inside Out” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Inside Out” (2D), PG, noon; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; “Entourage,” R, 7 p.m.
“Inside Out” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 3,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Dope,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Inside Out” (3D), PG, 5:10 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.
“Boxtrolls,” PG, noon; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” PG, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; “Unfinished Business,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Aloha,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “San Andreas,” PG-13, 4 p.m., 7 p.m. (Admission is free for all movies every Wednesday.)
“Inside Out” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Jurassic World” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Dope,” R, 5 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
July 17, 2015
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, 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.
Worship schedule 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.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Sun and Splash Playgroups: 10 a.m. to noon today, July 17, and Aug. 14 at Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, 1 Price Ave. Wear bathing suits and bring sunscreen for a day of fun in the sun. Learn about water and sun safety. Open to toddlers and preschool children. Water shoes must be worn on splashpad. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • U.S. Department of Vet-
eranʼs Affairs e-benefits worshop: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 22. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Establish your account today. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. July 31. Emergencies come in many forms. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q St. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed animals, do laundry and help with office tasks. Single volunteers can work at any time, groups need to set up a time. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep.
• Restoring the USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation general set up and forecasting. For more information, call (251) 7671507 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. 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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Motorcycles 2003 Kawasaki 1600 motorcycle. Excellent condition. Lots of extras. Garage-kept. $4500. 255-5591 Motorcycle 2013 red Honda CBR500R 5,000 miles excellent condition, $4,900. 850-607-7996. Go Cart for sale. 5 horsepower engine, runs great. Roll cage and seat belt. $300. 206-0563. 27’ Sportscraft Cabin Cruiser needs engine and transmission, hull good. Kept in dry dock. $2500. 255-5591
2007 Searay 185 Sport Boat, 35 hours on the original motor, new upholstery and water ready. PCSing overseas. 554-6626 2000 Honda Elite 80 Scooter. Inexpensive transportation. White. 2.6k miles. Good condition. $450 572-2278 before 2p.m. Italian desk-type telephones (2), cream color, excellent condition, push button, will operate on local telephone system. $25 cash each. 497-9780. Jazzy 1103 Ultra Power Chair new batteries. $500.00. 1-251-978-3440. Harmar Mobility Electric Wheel Chair Lift. $300.00. 1-251-978-3440. 13 ft. Boston Whaler, 1967 and galvanized trailer. $1600. No motor. 418-4614
2/2 near Saufley, 25 minutes to NAS. Springfield Meadows Neighborhood $925. 449-1324 1-bedroom cottage. Garcon Point, exit 22 South 2 miles. Private property, quiet and clean dead-end road, fully-furnished. Water/garbage included. TV/cable. Negotiable, $650/650. Info/appointments: 850-712-4293.
3br/2.5ba home near MCAS New River. 2200sqft, 2 car garage, .5 acre. built 2003. $179K or rent $1180/Mo. 217 English Walnut Dr., Richlands, NC. 910324-6371 1 bedroom apartment, walking distance from NAS Main Gate. 515 Palomar Drive. Hardwood floors, w/d in each unit. $725/month. $300 deposit. No pets. 456-5432
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