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MMA Friday Night Fights ... NAS Pensacola’s MWR Department is presenting MMA Friday Night Fights tonight, July 18, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Charles E. Taylor Hangar at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will feature both professional and amateur matches. This free event is open to all authorized MWR patrons and their guests. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. (No outside food or drinks.) For more information, contact 452-3806, ext. 3100.

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Time capsule unearthed at Sherman Field By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Firefighting skills for the fleet ... A flight deck crash and salvage team from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) fights a simulated aircraft fire during refresher training July 8 at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. During a week at the training center, team members received hands-on training in fighting flight deck fires, crash and salvage procedures, and safely lifting and moving damaged aircraft. The Bonhomme Richard’s crash and salvage team came to NATTC for the specialized training, bringing new members up to speed and refreshing veteran members’ skills. Photo by Ed Barker

NASP SAPR program seeks new victim advocates From NASP SAPR

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is currently recruiting active-duty members and GS/NAF civilians who desire to serve as victim advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) SAPR team. DoD currently requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated by their skipper via the command SAPR POC. After the VA candidate is validated by the command, the next step is to complete the required 40 hours SAPR Initial VA class. The next 40-hour VA class will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center

from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4-8. A VA registration packet, a completed DD Form 2909 and a personal interview with one of the NASP Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) are required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is July 25. Once the class is completed successfully and the VA candidate receives the command and SARC’s endorsement, the VA then applies to receive their DSAACP confirmation. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more info, contact one of the SARCs: Anne Ballensinger, anne. ballensinger @navy. mil, 452-9017; Lillie Johnson, Lillie.o.johnson @navy.mil; 452-5109, or the Fleet and Family Support Center 4525990, ext. 0.

A charming green and yellow frog was the star of the show July 11 during a celebration that forged a new link between Air Force and Navy personnel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The joint operation involved excavating a time capsule buried in 1994 when the Navy disestablished Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (HC16), the “Bullfrogs.” Members of the Air Force’s 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) arranged the ceremony after uncovering the frog’s secret. More than 200 people, including NASP CO Capt.

Keith Hoskins and 479th FTG CO Col. Thomas Shank, gathered in a hangar at Forrest Sherman Field to do the honors, and it was announced that members of the 479th FTG plan to continue HC16’s time capsule tradition.

Hoskins hailed the celebration of military history and heritage, a subject that has special significance because of the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of NAS Pensacola. Shank said he is excited

to be a part of the tradition that the Bullfrogs started 20 years ago. “It is something I love about the military – traditions and heritage,” he said. “It is what bonds our community. It truly does.” The connections created by a project like this are significant, Shank said. “The most valuable thing about this is not what is in the time capsule, it is about the people who put it together,” he said. “People are our most vital resource in the military.” Members of HC-16 who were present included retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lee Wright, the first HCT-16 commander; retired Navy Capt. Dan Hansen, the

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(From left) Col. Thomas Shank, commanding officer of the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG), Navy Capt. Mike Fisher, retired Lt. Cmdr. Lee Wright, retired Navy Capt. Dan Hansen and NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins excavate a time capsule placed 20 years ago by search and rescue helicopter squadron HC-16. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Hagel talks with F-35 pilots, maintainers at Eglin AFB By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was busy July 10 on his first visit to this Air Force base on the Florida Panhandle, talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters. The visit was one of three stops on a twoday trip that also included visits to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia and Fort Rucker, Ala. Announcing the trip last week, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Hagel wants to ensure the Defense Department stays focused on long-term concerns affecting American interests and al-

lies in Asia, Europe and worldwide. The secretary made the visit despite the July 3 grounding of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter fleet after a fire that occurred in an aircraft on the runway. The F-35 was cleared to return to limited flight July 15. “The (F-35 engine) inspections are complete, and I got a good report this morning from some of the pilots and the maintenance people on their thinking about (the fire),” Hagel told reporters here. Separate safety and accident investigations prompted by the fire are ongoing, an Eglin public affairs officer said. Hagel has prioritized investment in the F-35 because the multirole aircraft has advanced capabilities that he and others agree are essential to maintain the nation’s

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Chris Young and Tour for the Troops light up NASP ... Country rocker Chris Young played to a crowd of about 20,000 onboard NASP July 9. For story and photos, see page 5. Photo by Billy Enfinger

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squadron’s last commander; and Capt. Mike Fisher, who is now Naval Aviation Schools Command executive officer. Here is some background on how it all unfolded: HC-16 was established in 1974 as the East Coast H-46 fleet readiness squadron, the H-1N fleet readiness squadron and the U.S. Navy search and rescue (SAR) school. It was also responsible for U.S. Coast Guard District 8 SAR responsibilities. Members provided search and rescue support for the NAS Pensacola training complex and carrier qualification operations until 1994. Wright, who is 79 and lives in Navarre, remembers the squadron’s beginning and its end. “Not only was I here 40 years ago to start the squadron, I was invited to come back 20 years ago to bury the time capsule,” he said. Hansen explained that the 20-year deadline was set to match the amount of time that the squadron existed, and the frog was left behind to stand guard over the time capsule, which was buried near the old HC-16 hangar. Lt. Col. Timothy Moser of the 479th FTG gets the credit for getting the ball rolling on the excavation project. The HC-16 hangar is now occupied by the 455th Flying Training Squadron (FTS), and Moser said the frog caught his attention five years ago when he arrived at NASP. After walking by the frog for nearly a year, Moser took the time to read a timeworn plaque and learned that time capsule was supposed to be dug up in

The HC-16 Bullfrogs’ time capsule is opened inside a hangar at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field July 11. Squadron memorabilia from two decades ago was examined and will be re-interred with mementos of today. Photo by Mike O’Connor

2014. He did not expect to be at NASP that long, but as the deadline drew near he enlisted some help to contact members of HC-16. “They got a hold of us through LinkedIn and Facebook,” Hansen said, “and, somehow, here we are.” Moser, who is scheduled to leave next week for Ramstein Air Base in Germany, is glad he finally got to see what was inside the capsule. “It is pretty amazing to still be around for this,” he said. “I delayed my departure for this. I could not get that close and leave.”

A musty smell filled the hangar as the time capsule was cracked open, and the guests, including about 50 members of the old helicopter squadron, crowded around to view the contents. The capsule contained about 80 items ranging from official patches, awards, photographs, newspaper articles, videos and documents to personal items such as hats, T-shirts and a sonogram of the last child born while the squadron was still active. Following a toast and a cake cutting, the guests were invited to a reception at the Mustin Beach Club. The mementos won’t be above ground for long. The plan is to re-inter the HC-16

capsule along with a capsule being assembled by members of the 479th FTG. The concrete frog that was a key player in the 2014 celebration will be back on guard duty for another 20 years. The date for the next opening is scheduled to be in July 2034. The mission of the 479th FTG is to train Air Force combat systems officers (CSO) for commands including the 455th FTS, the 451st FTS and the 479th Operations Support Squadron (OSS). For more news from the 479th FTG, go to https:// www.facebook. com/ 479FTG.

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aerial dominance and confront emerging threats, Defense Department officials said. The 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin is home to the F-35 Integrated Training Center, which is responsible for training F-35 pilots and maintainers for the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force and some international partners. The aircraft has three variants, designated as the A, B and C models. The first F-35 arrived at Eglin in July 2011. Today, the base has 49. The United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have aircraft personnel, maintenance personnel and pilots in training, and the center has graduated six international pilots and 57 international maintainers, officials said. The 58th Fighter Squadron became the Air Force’s first complete F-35A squadron after the 33rd Fighter Wing received its 26th Lightning II. The wing continues to build toward initial operational capability in 2016, officials said. So far, the F-35 program has delivered 97 aircraft – 28 to test units and 69 to operational or training units. Together, the aircraft have logged more than 16,000 flight hours, DoD officials said. For fiscal year 2015, the Navy requested $3.3 billion for eight aircraft – two for the Navy, six for the Marine Corps – and the Air Force wants 26 aircraft for $4.6 billion. Over the Future Years Defense Program, the Navy requested 105 aircraft for $22.9 billion and the Air Force wants 238 aircraft for $31.7 billion. After speaking with the 33rd Fighter Wing pilots, the secretary got a feel for sitting in the cockpit of an F-35 – “SECDEF CHUCK HAGEL” was printed in white on the aircraft’s stealthy gray surface – and then spent some time with the airmen. “I appreciate, first, the opportunity to say hello, to bring you greetings from President (Barack) Obama and the people of the Defense Department, but also to tell you how much we appreciate what you do and the hard work, the effort, the sacrifice, the service that you give our country,” Hagel told about 180 service members. And I know it’s important to you, because you wouldn’t be doing this job if you didn’t feel pretty strongly about our country. I want you to know we know that. “I want to thank your families,” he continued, “and I want you, in particular, to tell your families and your

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after touring the 33rd Fighter Wing and the F-35 Lightning II integrated training center at Eglin Air Force Base July 10. During his visit, he met with Eglin service members for 45 minutes to praise their work in the Defense Department’s newest fighter program. Photo by Samuel King Jr.

spouses how much we appreciate their sacrifice and what they do to support you.” Hagel spoke about his experience in the F-35 and seeing his name on the side of the aircraft below the cockpit. “They didn’t let me push any buttons this morning,” he joked, “but they gave me a very good sense of this aircraft, its capabilities, what it can do (and) how important it’s going to be to our security.” The secretary also described his meeting with the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 pilots and maintenance chiefs and the questions he asked them about the aircraft: Do they have confidence in the aircraft? Can it do what its proponents believe it can do? “We went around the table, and I told them I needed clear, direct and honest answers,” the secretary said. “And they were clear, direct and honest with me on what they thought about a lot of things – in particular, the aircraft.” Hagel said he appreciated their evaluations, which made it clear that they had tremendous confidence in the

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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,

aircraft. “Some of the pilots told me it was the best aircraft they’d ever flown. Some said it was the easiest and simplest aircraft they’d ever flown,” he said. “I was particularly happy to hear that, “because I believe this aircraft is the future for our fighter aircraft for our services.” Hagel said he knows there are issues with the F-35. “I don’t know of a platform that we’ve ever had – that we’ve ever designed ... and then put into service – that didn't go through issues,” he said. Safety is the first priority, he added. Later, in response to a question from a local reporter about the prospects for Eglin’s future, Hagel called the Florida Panhandle an important area of the country for the defense establishment. The training, history, support, tradition, facilities and infrastructure add up to what the secretary called “a strong future for a very close relationship with the Defense Department and this part of the country, in particular this part of Florida.”

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There’s still time for mom’s summer lecture series By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


this one.”

couple of weeks ago, my husband came home after running errands on base with our daughter and said, “Wait until you hear

Knowing my 16year-old’s goofball tendencies, I knew that anything was possible. “Go on, tell her,” my husband ordered our daughter, who was giggling uncontrollably. Eager to relay the story, he took over. “So, I’m driving down Peary Street, and I pull up to that mailbox that’s by the coffee shop there,” he said as he shook his head for maximum effect. “Then I give Anna the exterminator payment envelope and tell her to go mail it.” So far so good, I thought. “And do you know what your 16year-old daughter does?” “What?” I demand impatiently. “She gets out, and proceeds to walk

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around the mailbox three times, looking totally confused. I am motioning to her to open the little door and deposit the envelope, but she just stands there holding the envelope, shrugging her shoulders – at 16 years of age mind you. Who knew, our daughter has absolutely no clue how to put an envelope into a flipping mailbox,” he said. “Seriously?” I said to my daughter, whose giggling had now disintegrated into convulsions of silent laughter. I walked away from the amusing exchange chuckling to myself, but midway through folding a basket of laundry it dawned on me: I have completely failed as a mother. My eyes bugged out as panic

pink and size 00. But before the About the columnist excruciating half Lisa Smith Molinari, hour was up, we mother of three, has covered detergent been a military spouse m e a s u r e m e n t , for 20 years (and run- water temperature, ning). She also writes color-fastness, stain columns for Military removal and the Spouse magazine and a perils of dryer lint. blog at www.themeat I was going to go andpotatoesoflife.com. over folding as She and her family are well, but the chilstationed at Naval Sta- dren looked like tion Newport in Rhode they might internally combust if Island. they heard another word, so I decided gripped my soul. If our 16-year-old to save that for another day. can’t even figure out how to mail a This week, I have planned a stimuletter, then how on earth can our 19- lating tutorial on how to boil year-old son be expected to survive spaghetti, and next week’s topic is all when he goes off to college at the end about warding off fungal growth. I’m of the summer? keeping it a surprise, but future lesIn an instant, I knew I had to act sons will cover balancing checkbooks, fast. With only six weeks left before reading bus schedules, disinfecting freshman orientation, I decided to in- bathrooms, and my personal favorite: stitute a mandatory practical educa- making your bed and lying in it. Oh, tion class, much to the consternation what fun. of our three teenagers. Thank goodness I realized the error Knowing that there was no way to of my ways, and have been given this sugar coat what would surely be re- chance to make amends. ceived with eye rolling and long sighs, I may have failed my children over I bluntly named my crash course the course of the last decade, but I am “Mom’s Summer Lecture Series.” now completely dedicated to helping Reluctanly as expected, the chil- my children to help themselves. dren mustered for their first lesson – As someone once said, “If at first how to launder your clothes without you don’t succeed, do as your mother having every garment come out pastel told you.”

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Needles treating pain at NHP Story, photo by MC1 James Stenberg NHP PAO


RICARE beneficiaries at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) can now take advantage of acupuncture, which is a nonprescription option for treating pain. The hospital offers both traditional acupuncture and auricular acupuncture. According to the Mayo Clinic, acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body as a technique for balancing the flow of energy believed to pass through pathways (meridians) in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that a person’s energy flow will rebalance. Many practitioners also view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. The stimulation appears to boost the activity of the body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow. “Acupuncture is holistic medicine that works with the patient’s energy flow,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jo Ann MartinezGarcia, clinical social worker, internal medicine, NHP. “It creates balance and homeostasis. The kind of acupuncture I perform, auricular

acupuncture, was further developed by Paul Nogier, a French neurologist in the 1950s, when he discovered complete pain relief from (the sciatic nerve) on patients with a segment of their ear (damaged). ” Auricular acupuncture is performed by administering needles into the ear. It is a treatment system based on normalizing the body’s dysfunction through stimulation of certain points in the ear. Once the needles are inserted, patients can feel instant results. “It’s a temporary effect, so I use semi-permanent needles to allow the effect to last as long as possible,” said MartinezGarcia. “A person can have significantly reduced pain or even no pain for up to a week without medication. Some patients have achieved 100 percent pain relief without the need for reinsertion of needles. Patients have also reported an increased level of physical functioning and range of motion. For many patients, this creates hope and a new op-

Lt. Cmdr. Jo Ann MartinezGarcia, clinical social worker, internal medicine, Naval Hospital Pensacola, inserts semi-permanent acupuncture needles into a patient’s ear during a recent visit. Acupuncture can be used to assist patients in pain relief, smoking cessation, weight loss and many other health issues.

portunity to engage in activities that they have avoided for so long.” Acupuncture treatments at NHP are relatively new, but they have been well received so far by beneficiaries. “I have tried physical therapy, a chiropractor and numerous medications for my back pain,” said LS2 Charles Motes, work center supervisor, mail room, NHP. “(Acupuncture) has given me the best results. For the most part, my back doesn’t hurt anymore.”

Acupuncture can also assist individuals trying to make healthy lifestyle changes. It is not meant to be a “miracle fix,” but it can be used in conjunction with other behavioral changes. “Auricular acupuncture can help with weight loss, smoking cessation and depression,” said MartinezGarcia. “It can help relieve cravings, but people can’t expect instantaneous results. It can be effective, but the patient has to be engaged with their own behavioral change.”

In general terms, all acupuncture carries some risks such as discomfort, bruising and dizziness, but the risks or side effects are very minimal. The overall risks of acupuncture are relatively low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner such as one at NHP. Acupuncture at NHP is done on a referral only basis. Beneficiaries should discuss it with their primary care manager to see if acupuncture is a viable option for them.

Family Medicine residents graduate By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

After three years of hard work and studying for boards, six residents from Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) graduated from the Family Medicine Residency Program June 27 and are now ready to be family medicine physicians in the Navy. This year’s graduating residents marked the 40th anniversary of the program at NHP. “It’s a bitter sweet feeling graduating today,” said Lt. Kevin Bernstein, chief resident, who will be reporting to the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Okinawa, Japan. “It’s great to be graduating, but I worked with a great group of people here that I’ll miss.” NHP is one of five Family Medicine teaching hospitals currently in the Navy. All residents are medical school graduates, and during their first year of residency, they are referred to as interns. Joining the six residents were nine graduating interns who must still complete the remaining two years of the residency program. Graduating interns have the option of immediately continuing their residency program or they can elect to

serve as a flight surgeon or in undersea or general medicine before completing their residency. Throughout all three years, residents are exposed to the full scope of family medicine and serve as primary care managers for patients within one of NHP’s Family Medicine Medical Home Port Teams. They treat patients of all ages and see a variety of health care scenarios in both inpatient and outpatient settings to include pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, gynecology, psychiatry, orthopedics, dermatology and neurology. It is not uncommon for a resident to be the one who tells a patient she is pregnant, deliver the baby and provide care for the mother and infant after the birth. This wide range of health care knowledge is what attracted many of the residents to family medicine. “Residents graduate from here very efficient in clinic care,” said Cmdr. Kelly Latimer, residency program director. “They can take care of any chronic or acute disease, understand the basics of a Medical Home Port Team, know how to deliver a baby, how to stabilize a critically

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ill patient and how to provide inpatient care. Most of them can also do procedures like vasectomies, colposcopies, joint injections and exercise stress tests.” One of the advantages these residents had doing their residency at NHP, was the exposure to the Medical Home Port Team process, which is a team based approach to primary health care where patients are assigned to a specific team. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Family Medicine Residency Program was the first one in the DoD to pilot Medical Home Port Teams. Each team reviews all of their patient’s medical needs and ensures that anything required for the patient is addressed during an appointment, including booking referrals and giving needed immunizations. Understanding the Medical Home Port Team process will benefit all of Navy Medicine when the residents report to new commands with this knowledge. “They are now experts with the Medical Home Port process,” said Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, NHP, who completed her residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., in

1998. “They will take the knowledge they have learned here and apply it at their next assignment. Navy Medicine has some of the finest health care providers in the world and these new family medicine physicians are fortunate to be part of a team that provides care to service members and their families.” Despite the long hours and lack of sleep, these new family medicine physicians are now prepared for whatever their next assignment will be in Navy Medicine. “I couldn’t have (graduated) without the help and support of everyone at the hospital,” said Bernstein. “Three years ago, as a new intern, I didn’t have any responsibilities, now I feel like I am ready to provide exceptional care to anyone that I am fortunate enough to care for.” The graduating residents were Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Elliot, Lt. Kevin Bernstein, Lt. Daniel Bradley, Lt. Yummy Nguyen, Lt. Bruce Matchin and Lt. Visong Tring. The graduating interns were Lt. Cmdr. Brett Lessman, Lt. Rebecca Allen, Lt. Charles Martin, Lt. Laura McCain, Lt. Maya Payne, Lt. Caitlin Redman, Lt. T. Blake Vanbrunt, Lt. James Writer and Lt. Andrea Wurzer.



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Chris Young concert rocks NASP From NASP MWR Marketing Photos by Billy Enfinger


AS Pensacola’s MWR and the Air Force Reserve presented the “Tour for the Troops” concert featuring Chris Young with special guest Josh Thompson July 9 at NAS Pensacola Portside lawn. More than 20,000 patrons enjoyed the entertainment by the hit country music artist, whose pre-show lineup included the “America’s Got Talent” star Chloe Channel; Brian Hill’s Hart-Break-Hill Band and Thompson. Admission to the show was free.

Country music’s Chris Young takes the stage July 9 at NAS Pensacola’s Portside lawn.

About 20,000 fans attended “Tour for the Troops” July 9.

(Above, bottom center) Local singer Chloe Channel warms up the crowd.

Songwriter Young has had five No. 1 hits.



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Graduation of NAMP Class 14-060 at Whiting From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


t. Col. Richard Paradise, executive officer of MATSG 23 NAS Pensacola, presided over the recent graduation of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) indoctrination course class 14-060. The graduation, held at the atrium onboard NAS Whiting Field, culminated 10 weeks of instruction to newly commissioned Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintenance officers. On graduation day, Paradise took the opportunity to talk to the class about leadership, the importance of taking care of Sailors and Marines, and provided advice on how to be successful as an aviation maintenance officer in a time of budget reductions and uncertainty. Students had an opportunity to ask questions oneon-one following the graduation. Many of the students jumped at the

opportunity to gain knowledge from an officer who has held multiple aviation maintenance billets and has a vast knowledge of aviation maintenance. The students receive 335 hours of instruction on the NAMP. It covers a large spectrum from a naval aviation maintenance overview, The naval aviation maintenance organization, and logs and records, to avia-

(Left to right, front row to back): Cmdr. Vencent Logan, 2nd Lt. William Frazier, 2nd Lt. Ezekiel Cary, Lt. Matthew Fuini, 2nd Lt. James Welch, Capt. Travis Holloway, 1st Lt. Ryan Wright, 2nd Lt. Sandra Willis, Ens. Po Chen, Lt. Col. Richard Paradise, CWO5 Daryl Hagemann, Lt. James Bailey, 2nd Lt. Jan Ithier, Capt. William Lee, Ens. Michael Gilbert, Ens. Luis Casal, Ens. Michael Valcke, 1st Lt. Nathan Price, Lt. Cory McRae, Ens. Darlene Bates and Capt. James Halton.

tion supply, weight and balance, and maintenance data system reporting. Training culminates with

a mock maintenance lab where the students manage day-to-day aviation maintenance in both the

intermediate and organizational levels. Upon graduation, students are certified in aircraft weight

and balance, and are prepared to fill multiple billets within aviation maintenance.

Protecting the militar y consumer By Ens. Joshua Lamb NASWF PAO


he Navy recognized July 16 as Military Consumer Protection Day. This inaugural event focused on empowering the military community with tips and tools on how to become informed consumers and improve their financial readiness. The personal financial readiness of service members and their families impacts mission readiness. When the service members feel confident about their financial affairs, they can focus on the mission instead of worrying about financial shortfalls they have at home. Today’s financial environ-

ment combined with the military’s unique financial challenges of frequent relocation, a steady paycheck, separation from family and friends, and the stresses of deployment makes service members and their families a target for scam artists. The Federal Trade Commis-

sion (FTC) received more than 72,900 complaints in 2013 from military consumers with 22,000 complaints of identity theft topping the list. Additional complaints from the military community included imposter scams, debt collectors and autorelated complaints. Additionally, in the past 12 months, 43 percent of service members or their significant other experienced a financial shortfall. In recognition of these challenges and the vulnerabilities military families face, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides a range of services, support, and protections for service members and their families to achieve financial stability and avoid financial pitfalls.

As part of its ongoing “Financial Readiness Campaign,” the DoD partnered with the FTC (official sponsor), and is collaborating with other organ-

izations, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Consumer Federation of America, to launch “Military Consumer.” This campaign conducts regular outreach to educate military audiences about various financial readiness, and support services. The military consumer web-

site www.military.ncpw.gov offers additional free resources from more than 30 federal, state and municipal agencies, consumer advocates, and military support organizations on everything from buying a car, protecting your identity, and providing help when faced with consumer issues. Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides local support for service members and their families. If there is a specific issue, question, or you would like to receive more information on consumer issues, contact your command financial specialist (CFS) or Eugene Jackson at FFSC at (850) 623- 7177.

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FFSC offers ‘Bully Busting’ sessions

Two “Bully Busting” Back to School Bash sessions are being presented by the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625. The classes will address how to prevent bullying, how to intervene safely in potentially abusive situations, and how to survive and thrive after bullying has occurred. The first session, which is for students entering third through sixth grade, is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 23. The second session, which is for students entering seventh through 10th grade, is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. Parents must remain on site. For more information or to register for one of the sessions, call 452-5609.

Enlisted personnel can catch W.A.V.E.

In conjunction with the NASP centennial celebration, organizers of the third annual Wounded American Veterans Event (W.A.V.E.) are inviting Navy enlisted personnel to accompany disabled and war combat-wounded veterans for a day on the bay beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Six area yacht club members will provide sail and power boats to take invited guests out for a two-hour ride on Pensacola Bay. The event includes opening remarks by dignitaries, including NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins, keynote speaker, musical entertainment, complimentary lunch and beverages and an opportunity for today’s service members to share experiences with yesterday’s veterans. To sign up, contact the Community Outreach Office, by phone at 452-2532, or by e-mail at nasp_comm_outreach@navy.mil.

479th FTG plans Amazing Race event

The 479th Flying Training Group’s second annual Amazing Race event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. July 26. Based on the TV show, the event pits teams against each other in a race across Pensacola to complete assigned tasks. Cost is $25 per team (consists of one vehicle with a minimum of four people). Deadline to sign up is July 21. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/ 313462895495869/?ref=22.

NHP offering school physical exams

Officials at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) are planning several school/sports physical rodeos to assist parents who need to get physicals for their children before school starts.

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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. The physical exams are available for children 4 and older who are enrolled in the family medicine or pediatrics clinics. Rodeos are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 9 at NHP, 6000 Highway 98 West. Appointments are required for physicals. For more information or to make an appointment, call 505-7121.

otherwise, this report is based on the results of monitoring for the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013. Data obtained before Jan. 1, 2013, and presented in the report are from the most recent testing done. For more information about the reports or water utility, contact Joelle O’Daniel-Lopez at 452-3131, ext. 3027.

Acorn Production being presented

Pensacola Little Theatre’s Acorn Production group will present “Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” July 19-20 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. Acorn shows are performed by children for children. The Saturday performance begins at 10:30 a.m. and the Sunday matinee begin at 2:30 p.m. There will be a special Friday performance for school and daycare groups only. Call the Box Office for more details. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, call the PLT Box Office at 432-2042. Tickets are also available online at pensacolalittletheatre.com or at the PLT Box Office at 400 S. Jefferson St.

Roller derby teams to face off July 20

The Command Chaplain’s Office for Naval Air Station Pensacola is offering a marriage enrichment retreat (MER) July 25-July 27. For information or to register for the retreat, call 452-2341, ext. 5, and ask for AOAR Emily Saladine.

The Pensacola Roller Gurlz are scheduled to face the Rolling Arsenal of Derby in their third home game of the season at 7 p.m. July 20 at Dreamland Skate Center, 2607 East Olive Road. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Admission is free for children 5 and younger. For more information go to www.pensacola rollergurlz.com.

NASP offering Vacation Bible School

Coin collectors to meet July 19

Chaplain’s office schedules retreat

The Command Chaplain’s Office for Naval Air Station Pensacola has scheduled a Vacation Bible School program for 5:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Children will become Agency D3 special agents for a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts presented in the LifeWays program for 2014. The program is open to all military dependent children ages 4 to entering the sixth grade. For more information, call 452-2341, ext 5.

Water quality reports available

The annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola/NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field are available on the NAS Pensacola website at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/pensacola/index.htm. Copies can be obtained by contacting Integrated Science Solutions Inc. Environmental at 452-3908. NAS Pensacola routinely monitors for contaminants in drinking water according to federal and state laws, rules and regulations. Except where indicated

Members of the Pensacola Coin Collector Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on elongated coins and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Soldiers on the Water set for Aug. 23

The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors are presenting the second annual Soldiers on the Water event Aug. 23 and registration is open for any interested wounded warriors. The event provides a day of fishing in Destin to wounded Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Gold Star children. It will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. and will conclude at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, go to http://bit.ly/SoldiersontheWater or contact Justin Lindsey by e-mail at ecarsoldiersonthewater@ gmail.com or by phone at (850) 714-4663.

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July 18, 2014

NETC flag secretary Cmdr. Don Kobiec retires; See page B2 Spotlight


• DROP THE IPAD • step away from the gamestation

s e h c a e • B orts • F ace! p S GET OUT AND DO IT •

Summer fun:

Remember — back to school is just around the corner

Story, photos 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. • 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 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 construction was started in 1829, completed in 1834 and served the nation until the 1940s. Built in the age of wooden sailing ships

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.

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

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.

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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 and Museum are open March-October, 9:30 a.m.5 p.m., and November-February, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fort Barrancas: Open March-

October, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Advanced Redoubt: Only open Saturday for ranger-led tours at 11 a.m. For more, go to http://www. nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/ hours. htm. In addition to guided tours of the forts, NPS is offering a wide variety of summer fun programs including seining for sea life, snorkeling, a lecture series on fort and Civil War history, a Junior Ranger Program, stargazing with the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association and more. A schedule of the programs can be found at http:// w w w. n p s . g o v / g u i s / p l a n yourvisit/upload/FloridaSummer-Program-Schedule2014-2.pdf.

Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. For more, go to http://www.pensacolalighthouse.org.

Gosling Games Color Me ‘Beach stuff’

Jokes & Groaners World-class measurement puns 2.4 statute miles of intravenous surgical tubing at Yale University Hospital = 1 I.V. league. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz. Basic unit of laryngitis - 1 hoarsepower. Shortest distance between two jokes = a straight line. 1 million microphones = 1 megaphone. 1 million bicycles = 1 megacycles. 2,000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 fig Newton. 1,000 grams of wet socks = 1 literhosen. 1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche.



1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin. 10 rations = 1 decaration. 8 nickels = 2 paradigms. 2,000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton.




July 18, 2014

NETC flag secretary Cmdr. Don Kobiec retires By Ed Barker NETC PAO


mdr. Don Kobiec, Naval Education Training Command (NETC) flag secretary for the past three years, was bid a fond farewell and following seas June 27 at his retirement in the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). A native of northern Indiana, Kobiec attended John Adams High School in South Bend, and joined the Navy shortly after graduation, following in the footsteps of his brother, a Navy yeoman. Kobiec chose a slightly different path than his sibling, and became a personnelman, although his initial class in ‘A’ School in Meridian, Miss., was typing, and the class was taught by his brother. His first tour allowed him to stay in Meridian at the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), but he soon went to sea as a cruiser and battleship Sailor. The first of the Kobiec’s three tours in Pensacola was also in the PSD, and it was during those orders he was accepted into the limited duty officer (LDO) program and commissioned as an ensign. His LDO career included another tour in the Pensacola area

with Training Air Wing Five and subsequently on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). His final tour in Pensacola, according to Kobiec, was one of the most rewarding of his career. “NETC has, by far, some of the best people that I have been associated with,” he said. “You know, you walk through this building on a daily basis and everyone always has a smile on their face. The nice part about it is that every job here at NETC is about helping Sailors and helping people get their training and education – and making sure that our junior Sailors are taken care of. The people here at NETC were the highlight of my tour. I never had a bad day here at NETC; never.” Kobiec was also grateful for the support of his two bosses while their flag secretary.

Cmdr. Don Kobiec, NETC flag secretary, is congratulated by Rear Adm. Mike White, NETC commander, on the receipt of his Meritorious Service Medal in conjunction with his retirement. Photo by Joy Samsel

“The main thing about being a flag secretary is the team that you work with and the admiral that you’re working for,” added Kobiec. “We’ve always had a great team here in the front office and I got to work for two of the greatest admirals in Quinn and White that I have ever worked for by far, and I’ve worked on a lot of staffs and been around a lot of flags – it is amazing just how personable these guys are.” Kobiec was also able to become an active member of the local Pensacola community during this past year as part of

Leadership Pensacola (LEAP), a program sponsored by the Greater Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber established the program with a goal of ensuring the community’s pool of talented leaders would be continually renewed. “I learned a lot from LEAP, not only from my classmates, but from a lot of the people that they brought in for lectures, plus we got to work a great project in LEAP Play, a comforting playroom for sick kids and their parents at Sacred Heart Hospital,” said Kobiec.

“Coming back to Pensacola this time, one of the things I really wanted to do was to get involved with the community, and I was able to do that through LEAP. I would have never been able to meet the vast majority of people in my LEAP class had I not applied for the program. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in becoming involved in Pensacola.” Kobiec and his wife plan to stay in the Pensacola area and take some time off, and then it will be time to test the job market.



July 18, 2014


Study shows lionfish can survive in low salinity By Rick O’Connor Sea Grant Extension Agent

Many local residents are aware that the lionfish has invaded offshore reefs, but many are not aware that they have invaded at least one estuary in Florida. A recent study found the salinity tolerance was lower than many expected and this has heighten the concern that these fish may enter Pensacola Bay. A recent study published by the Florida Institute of Technology indicates that lionfish can live in very low salinities. The study was result of finding lionfish in the Loxahatchee River and a science fair project conducted by Lauren Arrington. The study indicated that lionfish could survive at salinities as low as 7 parts per thousand for more than 28 days and at salinities as low 4

parts per thousand for 24 hours. These findings are significant in that scientists were curious how far inland the lionfish invasion could reach. Salinities in the Gulf of Mexico are usually around 35 parts per thousand. In Santa Rosa Sound, they typically run between 25 and 30 parts per thousand and between 20 – 25 parts per thousand for Pensacola Bay. Salinities in Bayou Texar range from 3 – 27 parts per thousand. The study indicates that lionfish could tolerate the salinities in any of Lionfish are an invasive species threatthese bodies of water. The study also ening Florida’s saltwater fish, wildlife and looked at rate of salinity change, simu- habitat. Photo by John Stevely lating the change that occurs during tides. The rate of change did not seem being monitored and weekly dives are being made at some of beach structures to stress the lionfish tested. The salinity of the lower portions of to see if lionfish have reached them. The first dive was June 30. A team the Pensacola Bay system is currently

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from Washington High School’s Marine Science Academy helped survey the USS Massachusetts, the Fort Pickens jetties and the county public reef at Park West. No lionfish where found during the survey. Lionfish updates will be posed during the months of July and August at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu. If you have any questions about lionfish or if you would like a presentation on the situation regarding this fish, contact Rick O’Connor at 475-5230 (e-mail: roc1@ufl.edu). Anyone who observes a lionfish while diving or snorkeling in the inshore waters of Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound is encouraged to report the sighting to O’Connor. Sightings can also be reported to Robert Turpin at 554-5869.





July 18, 2014

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Pensacola’s Roman Reigns hits WWE champion Kane with a flying punch during a recent match. Photo from www.top25best.com

Make way for WWE superstars By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Professional wrestling fans will get a smashing view of the action at 7:30 p.m. today, July 18, when the WWE Live: SummerSlam Heatwave Tour brings some of the organization’s superstar to the Pensacola Bay Center. There should be plenty of energy in the ring. WWE, a media and entertainment company founded by Vince and Linda McMahon, is branding the tour as the “WrestleMania”

of the summer. The live event is scheduled to include a “fatal four-way” match between current champ Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and Cesaro for the United States championship. Also on the schedule is a match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. One of the highlights of the night will feature Pensacola’s own Roman Reigns facing Kane in a “last man standing” match At 6-foot-3 inches tall and

weighing 265 pounds, Reigns played football at Escambia High School and was a star defensive tackle at Georgia Tech. He played pro ball with the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars before becoming a WWE superstar. Tickets ($95, $50, $35, $25 and $15) are available at the center’s box office, at Ticketmaster.com or and by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000. For more information, call 432-0800, or go to www. pensacolabaycenter.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, 5 p.m.; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D) PG, 7:30 p.m; “Think Like a Man Too,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, noon; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D) PG, 2:30 p.m.; “X Men: Days of Future Past” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG13, 8 p.m.; “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Think Like a Man Too,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 6 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, 1 p.m.; “X Men: Days of Future Past” (3D), PG13, 3:30 p.m.; “Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D) PG, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, 5 p.m.; “Jersey Boys,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Edge of Tomorrow” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” R, 7:30 p.m.


Portside Cinema will be closed July 22.


“Think Like a Man Too,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D) PG, 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, 5 p.m.; “X Men: Days of Future Past” (2D), PG13, 7:10 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

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.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Friday Night MMA Fights: 7 p.m. July 18 at the NATTC Hangar. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free and is open to all authorized MWR patrons and their guests. The event will feature both professional and amateur matches. No outside food or drinks allowed. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. • “Aladdin” Auditions: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 21 at NASC Theater. There will be roles for students entering first grade through 12th grade. Approximately 50 to 60 students will be cast. Rehearsals begin following the audition and continue from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Performance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 26. Production is being presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre, a non-profit group based in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact NAS Youth Center at 452-2417. • NASP Youth Center Summer Day Camps: Through Aug. 15. Registration required. For information, call 452-2417. • Summer aquatics: Mustin Beach Pool, Bldg. 3201, Corry Station Pool and Mustin Beach are open for the season. Swimming lessons and aquatic camps are scheduled. For details, go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/water/ aquatics.html or call 452-9429. • Water Babies: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 19. Other classes are July 26 and Aug. 2. For ages 6 months to 3 years. Open to military, DoD and contractors. $30. For more information, call 452-9429. • Kayak Camp: At Bayou Grande Family Picnic Center (Ski Beach). Sessions for ages 10 to 16 are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. Military $6; DoD, contractor $65. For more information, call 452-9429. • Voluntary pre-kindergarten: Corry Station Child Development Center has space for free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) beginning Sept 2. Program offers high-quality education with qualified teachers for children 4 or older on or before Sept 1. For information, call 458-6588. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. One-day course will teach you how to execute NOFFS exercises. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at brian.hannah@navy.mil. For more information, call 452-6198. • Sailing Classes: It only takes one Saturday class to be certified to rent sailboats at the Bayou Grande Marina. Beginner class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, July 19, and costs $35. Intermediate classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 and costs $40. For information or to schedule a class, call 4524152. • Pontoon Boat Rentals: Sherman Cove Marina, NASP. 18-foot and 25-foot pontoon boats rent for $23/$27 per hour, $95/$105 per half day and $150/$170 per day. Rental fees do not include fuel. For more information or to make a reservation, call 452-2212.

Liberty activities 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.

July 18, 2014





Fleet and Family Support Center

Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Activeduty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Car Buying: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 23. If you are looking to buy a new or used car, let FFSC assist you in making your decision. Upon completion of course, participants should be able to determine how much they can afford to spend on a vehicle, research available vehicles, lenders and sellers, as well as negotiate a fair purchase price on a vehicle. To register, call 452-5609. • Family Employment Readiness Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 24. For spouses and family members who are new to the area and are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. For more information or to

register, call 452-5609. • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Command POC Training: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 25. Command POCs are a valuable part of the Navy’s EFMP team. Updated information and resources will be covered. To register, call 452-5618 or e-mail rachel.wolf.ctr@navy.mil. • The Habits of Happy People: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 19. Want more joy in life? Join us to achieve a life in which happiness is a habit. Registration not required. For information, call 452-3472. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: The next class with available seats is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 28. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Autism Surfs event: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27, Park East, Pensacola Beach. Two volunteers needed per child. • Special Olympics: Group provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for local individuals with intellectual disabilities. Coaches are needed for aquatics, golf, tennis and sailing. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Building, painting, framing and some clerical needs. Group assists lower income and/or disabled people by building and restoring homes.

• 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. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532.


Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and

9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.

Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For NASP Corry Station worship information, call 452-6376.

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.



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