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Vol. 76, No. 29

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Commissaries support Feds Feed Families

TraWing-6 change of command ceremony today (July 20)

NASP collection efforts up to 2,369 pounds

From Rick Weaver Admin ATO TraWing-6

By Jessica Newby DeCA PAO

Capt. John R. Rodriguez will turn over command of Training Air Wing Six (TraWing-6) to Capt. Willie D. Billingslea today (July 20) in a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. in the National Naval Aviation Museum. Rodriguez will be retiring after 26 years of service.

Blues over Pensacola Beach ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration

Capt. Willie D. Billingslea

Billingslea was raised in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from the B.E. Mays Academy of Science and Mathematics in 1985. He later graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He was designated a naval flight officer in November 1990 and selected for training as a bombardier/navigator in the A-6E Intruder. He recently returned from Afghanistan where he was the commanding officer of a joint service multiagency provincial recon-

Capt. John R. Rodriguez

struction team in Khost. He was responsible for more than $100 million in reconstruction efforts. Currently he is transitioning from OpNav staff as the combat identification capabilities organization director

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Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform a practice flight over Pensacola Beach July 12. The Blue Angels 2012 performances are in celebration of the Marine Aviation Centennial and in commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Photo by MC2 Andrew Johnson

Commissaries are once again playing a key role as government agencies and organizations across the United States support the 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive campaign, which runs through Aug. 31. Military customers and federal employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked bins located at the entries or exits of participating commissaries. Donations to the program help charitable organizations such as the local food bank. Onboard NAS Pensacola, the chaplain’s office reports the base’s collection effort continues to

grow. “We are now into our fifth week and each week has seen significant increases in contributions of food,” Command Chaplain Cmdr. David Gibson said in a recent message. “To date we have collected 2,369 lbs. of food.” As last year, all collections will support food banks in the Pensacola area. Currently, the base is unable to collect monetary donations for FFF but ready grocery bags are available at the commissary. “The Pensacola Commissary has put together $10 food bags already made up and ready to place in the collection box in the front of the

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Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team visits NAS Pensacola Story, photo by Steve Vanderwerff NETC PAO

A team from the Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO) visited Pensacola to meet with key stake holders, get their impressions and discuss what works – and what doesn’t – July 10-12. While in Pensacola, Dr. Paul Garst, deputy director, DoN SAPRO and his team met with Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited several of NETC’s training centers, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21), Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) sexual assault response coordinators (SARC), and the local Judge Advocate General and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) members. They also took time to hold round table discussions with junior and senior personnel. During a discussion with Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) and NAS Pensacola’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter members, Garst asked Sailors about the

Dr. Paul Garst, deputy director, Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO), right, and several DoN SAPRO team members meets with Pensacola area senior enlisted leadership.

program, why CSADD is good for junior Sailors, how effective the program is and why it works so well in Pensacola.

“The discussion with Dr. Garst and his team was an excellent opportunity for us to learn how CSADD and junior Sailors

can help the SAPR program and get more involved,” said AN Kevin Montgomery, NATTC’s CSADD chapter president. “I wanted them to know we can help and get more involved through the CSADD program.” CSADD is a peer mentoring program for active and reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) candidates, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets aimed at promoting good decision-making and leadership development at the most junior levels. It encourages positive influence

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New MCPON select visits NATTC ... U.S. Fleet Forces Fleet Master Chief Michael Stevens gets hands on while visiting the aviation structure mechanic school at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) recently. As a prior aviation structure mechanic, Stevens went through the same school almost 29 years ago. “NATTC is extremely important to the entire fleet, especially the aviation community, because this is where it all starts,” Stevens said. “This is where they build their foundation as technicians and it’s not just about technical training here, it’s about understanding good order and discipline, preparing a Sailor for life in the fleet. From my observation today, NATTC is doing a magnificent job at doing that.” Photo by AECS(AW/SW) Thomas Hebert

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to be the commodore of Training Wing Six. Billingslea’s fleet life began when he reported to Attack Squadron 35, where he completed two Mediterranean deployments onboard the USS Saratoga (CV 60). After the A-6 was phased out, he transitioned to the EA-6B in 1995 and deployed with Electronic Attack Squadron 131 onboard the USS Constellation (CV 64) in the Western Pacific. In January 1998 he was selected for and attended the United States Navy Test Pilot School. After completing the systems curriculum, he served with the Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron (VX23), where he became level I/II qualified in acquisition and level I/II/III qualified in test and evaluation. While at VX-23, he earned his master’s degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee, Space Institute, during off-duty study. Following this tour, he completed his department head tour in an expeditionary squadron, Electronic Attack Squadron 142. In March 2003, he reported to the office of the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) and served as CNP’s flag aide and special assistant. Subsequent to being promoted to commander, he attended war college at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he earned a master’s degree in national resource strategy with a specialty in acquisition. Upon graduating from war college, he deployed as an individual augmentee (IA) to CentCom’s Combined Air Operations Center in the billet as the chief of combat operations. Subsequent to his IA tour, he completed his first command tour as the commanding officer of Training Squadron four onboard NAS Pensacola, where he directed the training of future naval flight and weapon system officers in primary and intermediate aviation skills. During this tour, he led his unit in earning the following awards: CNO Safety S, Cmdr. Theodore G. Ellyson Aviator Production Award and the CNATRA Training Excellence Award. Throughout his aviation career, Billingslea has accumulated more than 2,500 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft to include the A-6E Intruder, EA-6B Prowler, F-18 B/D/F Hornet, Mirage 2000, GR-1 Tornado and F-16CJ. He has more than six deployments. His operational experience includes cruises in the Mediterranean, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Middle East with operational flying over Bosnia and Iraq. Billingslea’s awards include being named the 2001 Test Wing Atlantic Test Naval Flight Officer of the Year, as well as earning a Bronze Star, Army’s Combat Action Badge, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Strike Flight Air Medals, the Joint Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, five Navy Achievement Medals and a number of campaign and service decorations. Billingslea is an avid astronomer, chess player, marksman and a private pilot. As an All American (twice) and triple letter winner in collegiate competition air, international and standard pistol, he was a member of the 1987, 1988 and 1989 National Champion Pistol Team at the United States Naval Academy as well as lettering on his rifle team in high school. He is a member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers and the U.S. Chess Federation. Billingslea is married to the former Robbin L. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., and they have two children.

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NAS Pensacolaʼs “biggest recyclers” honored ... The winning teams in the NASP Recycle Center’s “who’s the biggest recycler?” contest were recognized by base CO Capt. Christopher Plummer July 12. NORU Supply won with 2,695 pounds; second place went to NATTC with 2,582 pounds and third place to NASP IT Department with 1,147 pounds. (Leftright) Ignacio Cruz, NORU; Lt. Cmdr. Tim Campbell, NORU; Capt. Chris Plummer, NASP CO; LSC Annette Durham, NORU; AMC David Stauffer, NATTC; Keisha Gainey, NASP IT; and Sherri Arment, NASP IT. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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store,” Gibson noted. “This is a very easy way to help ... I encourage all to meet and if possible beat last year’s (food collection) totals. The FFF campaign will go until Aug. 31, so you still have plenty of time to contribute.” Last year, 770,000 pounds of foodstuffs were donated at commissary locations. The DoD 2012 Feds Feed Families campaign has set its goal at 1.5 million pounds. The most needed items include: • Canned vegetables – low sodium, no salt. • Canned fruits – in light syrup or its own juices. • Canned proteins – tuna, salmon, chick-

• Hygiene items – diapers, deodorants (men and women), feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste and shampoo. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Chief Human Capital Council are managing the campaign. Commissary participation is tied to its local installation’s ability to provide support to pick up and deliver the donated items. More NASP volunteers are being sought to help with Feds Feed Families. Volunteers work at the commissary in civilian clothes, Monday-Friday from 911:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Contact RP2 Anna Alarcon at 452-2341 for more information.

Balfour Beatty Communities issues 2012 housing survey Family housing residents will soon be receiving the CEL Resident Satisfaction Housing Survey. The annual survey is part of Balfour Beatty Communities’ performance assessment program. “The survey allows us to see where we are succeeding and where there is room for improvement,” said Russ Downing, community manager for Balfour Beatty, “it’s important for residents to fill it out honestly.” Balfour Beatty Communities

encourages residents to fill them out and return them at either the community management office, community center or one of the many events being held to kick off survey time. By completing and handing the survey in, residents will qualify for multiple drawings. Residents that hand in the surveys by Aug. 19 will also qualify for a special early bird drawing. “We truly strive to exceed our resident’s expectations and hope that every resident enjoyed their home and the

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and behavior while at the same time bringing together on-line and in-person networking with peer interaction. Sea and shore commands are encouraged to promote the program, which practices informed decision making and reinforces the idea of shipmates helping shipmates. “I’ve come to visit Pensacola to learn more about the place and hear first-hand from key people here. Our challenge from the Secretary of the Navy is to explore strategies and opportunities to combat sexual assault departmentwide; that is to reduce the total of both reported and unreported sexual assaults involving Sailors and Marines,” said Garst. “One of the things we’ve learned from surveys and site visits is that young Sailors and Marines just out of boot camp may be most at risk, and a large number of them are concentrated in schools right here. Don’t get me wrong – sexual assault is absolutely a Navywide issue, but the unique population at Pensacola makes it a good place to learn more from senior leaders, sexual assault program mangers and individual Sailors and Marines. What we’re discovering is that it’s a unique place. I don’t have a preconception of what the right strategies are going to be. I am however, finding myself super impressed with what the local commands are already doing.” DoN SAPRO is responsible for oversight of the DoN’s sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the services and the civilian community to develop and implement prevention and response programs. “Sexual assault is a crime and it will not be tolerated. It is against everything the Navy stands for, diametrically opposed to our core values of honor, courage and commitment and is detrimental to readiness, retention and morale,” said Capt. Christopher Plummer, commanding officer, NAS Pensacola. “Our greatest weapon against this crime is an engaged leader-

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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.

en, 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, bulgar, quinoa, couscous, pasta, and macaroni and cheese. • Paper products and household items – paper towels, napkins, cleaning supplies.

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,

services that we provided,” explained Downing. Once residents complete their surveys and seal them in the postage-paid envelopes provided, they can simply bring it to the Balfour Beatty Communities Management Office and drop it in the authorized locked mailbox. Only CEL employees will open the returned envelopes. Survey results are completely confidential and anonymous. The survey deadline date is Aug. 31.

ship. Our COs, XOs and chief’s mess must set a consistent tone and establish an environment of trust and respect.” During his discussion with Pensacola’s senior enlisted leadership the discussion was frank and open; with both sides providing insight about what has worked in the past and what is currently working to eliminate sexual assault among the ranks. “Dr. Garst provided excellent insight into the hurdles we face eliminating sexual assault. I hope our input helps develop new or revisit past programs,” said Naval Education and Training Command’s Force Master Chief April Beldo. “We definitely have to adjust our tolerance for this type of criminal behavior. Our Sailors need to watch out for each other whether they’re on duty or off. “It’s all about changing our culture. Pre-assault intervention and ensuring the safety of each other is key to the success of our Sailors and Marines, their unit, command, and to the Navy and Marine Corps,” Beldo said. The DoN’s SAPR program reflects a Department of Defense (DoD)-wide initiative to prevent sexual assaults. In April 2011, the DoD launched its Safe Helpline where service members can “click, call or text” to receive help after a sexual assault. The DoD Safe Helpline is free, anonymous and confidential, and provides military members a live, sexual assault support professional that can offer advice and guidance. The helpline can be accessed by military members 24/7 by visiting http://www.SafeHelpline.org or calling (877) 995-5247. Another way victims can report sexual assault is to text 55247 inside the United States or (202) 470-5546 outside of the United States to receive an automated response including contact information for the local SARC. For more information on SAPR, visit http://www.donsapro.navy.mil or http://www.sapr.mil and http://www.myduty.mil.

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Parents can work with school officials to stop bullying Carissa Bergosh School Liaison Officer

Bullying is back in the spotlight. Earlier this summer the national media reported that middle school students bullied their bus monitor – a woman who could have easily been their mother or grandmother. You probably remember some bullying that took place at some time during your school days. You may even have experienced some level of bullying or maybe a friend did. Bullying is an all-toocommon human activity that has existed since the beginning of recorded history and is present in most cultures. It is enacted by both boys and girls. While bullying can happen in any environment, research suggests that somewhere between 30 percent and 60 percent of American schoolchildren report being bullied. But as some parents today omit teaching their children how to appropriately relate to others, bullying comes to the forefront. This is especially true when groups of students are together. The bus incident described above is an example of that. One psychologist is quoted as saying, “It’s all about big on little, many on few, smart on less smart, older on younger” or in this case younger on older. At some point, you may have been the smaller one, the

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younger one, or had your interests and feelings unfairly damaged by someone more powerful than you. And this power can take different forms. Although girls are sometimes physically violent, it is boys who tend to be more physical. Florida law defines bullying as “systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students and may involve teasing, social exclusion, threat, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, theft, sexual, religious, or racial harassment, public humiliation, or destruction of property.” Harassment is “any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture; use of data or computer software; or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student that places the student in reason-

• The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act is a memorial to Jeffrey Johnston, son of Debbie and Robert Johnston. Jeffrey’s story can now be found, with other “bullycide” stories, in the book, “Bullycide in America: Moms Speak Out about the Bullying/ suicide Connection.” The book can be ordered at www.bullycide.org. • A website focused on cyberbullying can be found at www.stopcyber bullying.org. Available in schools: • “Pay It Forward,” by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pocket, 2000), HS Character Education Library. • “Sarah and the Naked Truth,” by Patricia MacLachlan (Yearling, 2002), MS Character Education Library. • “Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon,” by Patty Lovell (G.P. Putnam and Sons, 2001), ES Character Education Library.

able fear of harm to his person or damage to his property; has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance, opportunities, or benefits; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school.” All parents of school-age children should know the law.

Florida Statute 1006.147, the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, prohibits bullying and harassment of any student or employee of a Florida public K-12 educational institution. This law requires that each school district in Florida adopt a policy prohibiting bullying and harassment of any student or employee of a public K-12 school. Bus monitors, for example, cannot be bullied in Florida. The Escambia County School Board has adopted an anti-bullying policy to address bullying in the district. If your child tells you he has been bullied, the incident should be reported to the school principal or another trusted adult. This report can be done anonymously. An investigation will be conducted by the school principal or his/her designee. Consequences will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. If necessary, individuals involved will be referred for appropriate services. Now that you know the law, consider the following tips to deter and diminish bullying at your child’s school: • Communicate to the school’s designated administrator your concerns about bullying, such as issues with supervision and monitoring of students. • Help your children build a social safety network, and

encourage them to travel via the buddy system. • Visit Florida’s statewide anti-bullying campaign website at www.stopbullying now.hrsa.gov to find ideas to share with your children about ways to prevent bullying. What about your children? Are they being bullied? Possible warning signs include the following: • Torn, damaged, or missing belongings. • Unexplained cuts or bruises. • Frequent excuses to avoid attending school. • A child begins to do poorly in school. • Complaints of headaches, stomachaches, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, or bad dreams. • Low self-esteem. If you recognize these symptoms in your child, try talking to him about what is happening at school. If your child will not share the problem with you, call your child’s school counselor and ask if he/she will talk to your child about your concerns. Sometimes children will open up to a trusted adult before they will share with a parent. It is vital that you work with the teacher or school officials to find a solution. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, e-mail NASP School Liason Officer Carissa Bergosh at carissa.bergosh@navy.mil or call her at 293-0322.



July 20, 2012


Makeover gives USO a reason to celebrate New games, furniture part of Leadership Pensacola project Story, photos by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Service members are enjoying the results of a renovation project at the USO Center at NAS Pensacola. They are watching movies on a new home theater system, lounging in comfortable furniture and hanging out in the electronic gaming room. Officials including State Rep. Doug Broxson were on hand July 11 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the work, which was part of a $215,000 project initiated by the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2012. Phase one, the renovation of the USO lounge at the Pensacola International Airport, was completed May 18. Classmember Courtney Dell said the NASP project, which was valued at $95,000, included electrical and high-tech upgrades as well as furniture, flooring, paint, window treatments and entertainment equipment. NASP CMDCM(SW/ AW) Michael F. Dollen, was impressed with the changes. “The renovated USO is a magnificent and beautiful facility that will

USO Northwest Florida Director Heidi Blair (center) cuts the ribbon with the help of LeaP classmembers (left-right) Courtney Dell, NASP Command Master Chief Michael F. Dollen, David Tuyo and Julie Orr.

Hooks on the wall give USO visitors a place to hang their hats and coats.

be used by thousands of our Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen,” he said. “It allows them to relax, play games, use their computers, watch movies and just enjoy time away from training.” USO Northwest Florida Director Heidi Blair said the transformation has been amazing and the renovation also made it possible for the USO to expand to the second floor of the building. She said that area will be used as familyfriendly quiet zone. The NASP USO center is located at 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625D. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 455-8280.

Mark Harden, the director of Pensacola NavyMarine Corps Relief Society, left, is greeted by Diana Gonzalez, manager of the NASP USO Center.

Sgt. Ted Roy of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office plays foosball with Andrew Waltrip as Wil Waltrip watches.

SH2 Don Perry point outs some of the books he donated as he shows his wife, Candice, the renovated reading room at the USO Center.

Board games and puzzles fill the shelves in the new family game room on the second floor.

ABOVE: AC1 Mercilyn Francis and her daughter, Milyn Francis, enjoy some of the food served at the ribbon cutting. AT LEFT: A patriotic Guy Harvey mural in the hallway on the second floor was donated as part of the LeaP project.



July 20, 2012


Blue Angels announce 2013 team members

Lt. Nathan Barton

Lt. Ryan Chamberlain

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cheng

view at the Blue Angels home base on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola during the week of the Pensacola Beach Air Show before making selections. The 2013 team members include: F/A-18 demonstration pilots: Navy Lt. Nathan Barton, 32, of Hummelstown, Penn., is currently assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. He is a 2002 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Navy Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, 27, of Bloomington, Ill., is currently assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 14 (VFA-14) at NAS Lemoore, Calif. He is a 2003 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Events coordinator: Navy Lt. Cmdr.

Michael Cheng, 38, of San Francisco, is currently assigned to Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) at Point Mugu, Calif. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of California, Irvine. C-130 pilot: Marine Capt. Michael Van Wyk, 30, of Orland Park, Ill., is currently assigned to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21), NAS Pensacola. He is a 2003 graduate of Trinity Christian College. Van Wyk was pre-selected to

join the 2013 team in 2011. Flight surgeon: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mark DeBuse, 38, of Longmont, Colo., is currently assigned to Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) at NAS North Island, Calif. He is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 2009 graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Expected to return for the 2013 season are: F/A-18 demonstration pilots: Navy Lt. John Hiltz,

32, of Fort Mitchell, Ky. Marine Capt. Brandon Cordill, 32, of Hemet, Calif. Navy Lt. David Tickle, 31, of Birmingham, Ala. Navy Lt. Mark Tedrow, 30, of Charleroi, Penn. C-130 pilots: Marine Capt. John Hecker, 39, of New Orleans, La. Marine Capt. A.J. Harrell, 32, of Frederick, Md. Administrative officer: Navy Lt. Holly Taylor, 37, of Simsboro, La. Supply officer: Navy Lt. Scott Adams, 29, of Omaha, Neb. Public affairs officer: Navy Lt. Katie Kelly, 30, of Elgin, Ill. Pre-selected to join the 2014 team are: Maintenance officer: Navy Lt. Cmdr. Declan Hartney, 42, of Limerick, Ireland, is currently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Support

Capt. Dusty Cook

Lt. Cmdr. Mark DeBuse

Lt. Cmdr. Declan Hartney

Story, photos from Blue Angels Public Affairs

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have announced the officers selected for the 2013 team. The squadron selected two F/A-18 Hornet pilots, a C-130 pilot, an events coordinator and a flight surgeon to join the 2013 team. A maintenance officer and a C-130 pilot have been pre-selected for the 2014 team. The Blue Angels announced the 2013 commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Frosch, in April. “The competition is extremely tough,” said Lt. David Tickle, the Blue Angels opposing solo pilot and applicants officer. “It’s a thorough process designed to ensure the team has the best officers to represent the Navy and Marine Corps.” More than 40 highly qualified Navy and Marine Corps officers submit applications to join the Blue Angels each year, Tickle explained. During the beginning of the team’s show season, March-June, applicants attended air shows to learn about the dynamics of the team. The Blue Angels then selected finalists to inter-

Activity One (NSWSA1) at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Coronado, Calif. C-130 pilot: Marine Capt. Dusty Cook, 31, of East Bernard, Texas, is currently assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR252) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C. He is a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. During the 2011 season, more than 11 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels team has performed for more than 484 million fans.

Capt. Michael Van Wyk

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July 20, 2012


HT-8 instructor saves swimmer at Pensacola Beach By Jay Cope NASWF PAO

A relaxing and calm day at the beach for a Helicopter Training Squadron Eight instructor pilot quickly turned intense when he heard cries for help from the gulf waters. With no lifeguard nearby, Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma jumped in the waters to aid the distressed swimmer. Enjoying a bright, clear day on Pensacola Beach earlier this month, Somma and his family were sitting and enjoying the sunshine when someone yelled from the water. He and another

Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma

man looked at each other and ran to the ocean, according to

Somma. It was just a case of being in the right place at the right time, he said. “Really, it was just instinct. Anybody in that position would have done what I did,” he said. But not everyone would have had his level of training. A competitive swimmer from his youth, Somma still trains intensely for both his Coast Guard career and his enjoyment of triathlon meets. He swam out to help bring 60year-old Margaret Murphy back to shore. She had drifted out into deeper water and got caught in some of the Gulf Coast’s erratic currents. Kicking together, they

were able to move closer to shore when the other beachgoers arrived and helped pull Murphy into shallower waters where they could walk to shore. Murphy, a tourist visiting Pensacola, was scared, but uninjured during the ordeal. Despite his high level of fitness and competence, Somma was still exhausted afterward. The effort gave him a newfound admiration for the work rescue swimmers do. He is an HH-65 “Dolphin” pilot for the Coast Guard, and has been in the front seat for many rescues, but this was his first in the water. “It’s a lot easier in the helo,”

he said. “What they do is very physically demanding. I have a real appreciation for the power and the skill of our rescue swimmers.” Ultimately the courage Somma showed is an extension of his uniformed service, said Cmdr. Paul Bowdich, commanding officer of HT-8. “It is always nice to know our service members out in town are still living up to the expectations we have of a military officer” he said. “Even when we take off the uniform, we never lose our responsibilities to our community, our service and our country.”

NAS Whiting Field plays host to child during ‘Pilot for a Day’ Story, photo by Jay Cope NASWF PAO

Walking between two lines of naval aviators clapping and welcoming him to Helicopter Training Squadron Eight headquarters, 7-year-old Connor Berry was a little overwhelmed. His mother Jamie smiled and guided him through the military officers as he hid his face in his hands. It was a moving start to the event as Connor prepared to join the squadron as a pilot for a day. Meeting with Cmdr. Paul Bowdich in the squadron’s ready room, Connor was issued his own flight suit along with the appropriate name tag, squadron patches and helmet. Bowdich served Connor and his younger brother, Riley, 4, breakfast and proceeded to tell them what the day would entail. With trips to Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s north and south fields to learn about the two primary aircraft – T-6 Texan and TH-57 Sea Ranger – one of the base’s air traffic control towers, the simulators for the two aircraft, and the fire department, it was a busy day for the

second-grader from Gulf Breeze. Each month, two of Training Air Wing Five’s squadrons team-up to host a seriously ill local child and provide them an opportunity to learn what it is like to be a pilot. It is essentially a VIP tour — a police escort, with military officers as the family’s personal guides, flight time in the simulators, hose handling at the fire department, lunch and cake with senior officers and more. But more than anything else, it is a chance for the aviators to provide a great memory for the kids. “All of the pilots enjoy doing it and seeing the children’s reactions,” Bowdich said. “It is one of the opportunities we have to get out and help a child feel special.” The program is a partnership with Sacred Heart that started in 2007. Meghan Kamau, a child life specialist for Sacred Heart and the point of contact for the program, hopes it keeps going. Kamau is the liaison between the squadrons and the families and helps identify and schedule the children who are capable

Helicopter Training Squadron Eight Commanding Officer Cmdr. Paul Bowdich helps 7-year-old Connor Berry with his flight helmet during the child’s “Pilot for a Day” experience at NAS Whiting Field. The program helps seriously ill local children learn what it’s like to be a pilot.

of attending the “Pilot for a Day” open dates. About 50 children have participated so far. “I think the program is wonderful. It gives patients an their entire family and opportunity to participate in something special and just plain fun in a time of overwhelming stress,” she said. “It is great because they include the whole family as so often the attention is

focused on the ‘sick’ child and siblings feel left out.” Connor has been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia for around two years now, and his treatments have become part of a normal routine for him. He was first diagnosed in 2010. He was hospitalized for a month and began chemo treatments. His maintenance treatments will continue until May 2014, about two

years, and if all goes well, he will be considered cured around 2016. It has been a tough struggle, but Jamie Berry is grateful for a chance for Connor to relax and have fun. While Connor thought the police escort was “really cool,” she said, his favorite part of the day was in the T-6 simulator “flying” near their home in Gulf Breeze.

“It has been absolutely wonderful. It is a thrilling experience to come here and meet the pilots. He was very excited about it and it has been the experience of a lifetime,” she said. “It’s a blessing that they do this program. These kids go through such an ordeal. Maybe this can open up their minds and spark an interest for their future.”

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LDO/CWO managers to visit Aug. 3

Limited duty officer and chief warrant officer community managers from Navy Personnel Command will be onboard NAS Pensacola Aug. 3 to conduct community health and applicant briefs. For local LDOs/SWOs, this is an opportunity to receive the latest information and vision to ensure success with emphasis being placed on board procedures. The applicant brief is particularly useful for applicants, mentors and career counselors on successful application procedures. Times and locations of briefs: LDO/CWO community health update, 8-11 a.m., NASP MIC Room, Bldg. 1500. Applicant brief, 1-3 p.m., schools command auditorium, Bldg. 633. One-on-one applicant interviews, 3-4 p.m., schools command auditorium, Bldg. 633. For more information, contact CWO5 Adolfo Demontalvo at 452-8804 or Cmdr. Don Kobiec at 452-4283.

Make appointment for a free facial

The cosmetics department at the NEX Pensacola Mall is offering free revitalizing mini-facials by appointment through July 28. The facials feature skin care products made from nature, and two premium samples will be provided to clients. The NEX mall is located at 5600 Highway 98 West. For more information or to make an appointment, call 459-8293.

Gospel concert scheduled in Lillian

The Southern gospel trio His Song will perform in concert at First Baptist of Lillian at 6 p.m. tommorrow, July 21. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The church is located at 34421 Barclay Ave. in Lillian, Ala. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (251) 962-2180 or e-mail eph320@gulftel.com.

City presenting movies in the park

Join the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department for Movies at the Maritime, a series of free outdoor family films being presented at the new amphitheater at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park. Movie nights are scheduled for today, July 20, and Aug. 24. Newly released movies rated G to PG-13 will be shown. The event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Food and beverage vendors will have items for sale. Showtime begins at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). This event is sponsored by Families First Network of Lakeview Adoptions and Foster Care and Ballinger Publishing. For more information, call the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department at 436-5670 or visit www.playpensacola.com.

Summer concerts being presented

“A Blast from the Past” summer concert is scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow, July 21, at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Amphitheater. Enjoy an evening of ’70s music with a performance by Wildwood. The series features music, costume contests, dance offs and food and craft merchants. Other concerts are scheduled for Aug. 25 and Sept. 22. The Neighborhood Services Maritime Cultural Arts Division is inviting car enthusiasts to participate. To sign up, contact Heather Chenoweth at 436-5676 or by e-mail at hchenoweth@cityofpensacola.com. For more information, contact the City of Pensacola Neighborhood Services Department at 436-5670 or visit www.playpensacola.com.

New show opens July 22 at gallery

Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is featuring an artist exchange with Cathedral Square Gallery in Mobile during July. The gallery’s “Summerfest” show ends tomorrow, July 21. It features works by Valerie Aune, oil; Joy Emmanuel, mixed media; Mark Schmitt, tile art; and James Sweida, photography. The new show, “Art Rocks,” opens July 22. It will feature glass art and jewelry by Lyn Gentry and oil paintings by Melody Hamilton. A reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 27. For more information, call 429-9100.

‘Hairspray’ playing at little theatre

The hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” is being staged at Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 South Jefferson St. Evening performances will be 7:30 p.m. July 27 and 29 and Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Matinee performances will be 2:30 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5, 12 and 19. Regular tickets are $14 to $30. Tickets are half price for children 12 and younger. Discounts are available for senior citizens, full-time students, military and groups of 10 or more For additional information, visit www.Pensacola LittleTheatre.com or call 434-0257.

Officers group plans Aug. 2 dinner

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will hold its annual scholarship dinner Aug. 2 at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will

Submission guide 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. be served at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be retired Vice Adm. Gerald Hoewing, president and CEO of the Naval Flight Academy and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. PMOAA will award scholarship to students who have submitted applications. Last year, four $2,000 scholarships were awarded. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations need to be made by July 29. For more information, go to www.PMOAA.org or contact Capt. Neal J. Schneider at 932-9242.

Ballet Pensacola planning big year

Ballet Pensacola has announced four performances for its 2012-2013 season. “This is a season of breakthrough movement,” said Richard Steinert, artistic director of Ballet Pensacola. “Athleticism and artistry combine to take Ballet Pensacola audiences to a new place in entertainment. From edgy to sublime, I believe this is a season of unprecedented choreography and theatrics.” The season will include: • “Thunderstruck” Oct. 5 and 6. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 13 for $18 to $30. • “The Nutcracker” Dec. 14, 15 and Dec. 16. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 1 for $20 to $32. • “Possible Symmetry” Feb. 14, 15 and 17. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 7 for $18. • “The Matrix” March 15, 16, 22 and 23. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 for $18 to $30. Season ticket packages are $62, $78 and $94 and are available now by calling Ballet Pensacola, 432-9546. For more information, visit www.ballet pensacola.com.

mended. Tickets are $12. Reserve your seat by e-mailing bubbasback12@aol.com. You can pay at the door (cash/check). Or call 221-7599. For more information, visit the group’s website at www.panhandlecommunitytheatre.com.

Special sale planned for Aug. 4

Sellers and shoppers are welcome for “It’s All About the Ladies Day” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 105 Kenmore Road. The event will feature new and used fashion, jewelry, crafts, candles and home decor. Sellers can rent table for $20. Table reservations are due by July 28. For more information, contact Janeth Bondurant at (619) 241-9615 or e-mail her at bicoastalsassy@yahoo.com.

Advancement exams scheduled

The Education Services Office of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide Enlisted Advancement Examinations (NWE) at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) Sept. 6, for advancement to PO1; Sept. 13, for advancement to PO2; and Sept. 20, for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 a.m. Commands are requested to provide time in rate (TIR) eligibility/TIR waivers/advancement recommendation letters to ESO PSD no later than July 26 for E5 and Aug. 2 for E4 candidates. Beginning with the September 2012 (cycle 216) there is a change to the exam structure to give greater focus to technical rating knowledge. The overall number of exam questions will decrease from 200 to 175. For more information, contact the PSD Education Service Office (ESO) at 452-3617.

College program open for registration

Register now for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education and Development (WED) bachelor’s degree program. Fall semester begins Aug. 25. Classes are offered online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building on alternating weekends. The accelerated program allows students to complete the WED major courses in one year. Credit is awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 (e-mail at wspradlin@siu.edu) or Dr. Bob Putnam at 458-6406 (e-mail bputnam@siu.edu).

Embry Riddle preparing for fall term

Zulu Flight Training Inc. (Zulu), a subsidiary of Continental Motors Inc. (CMI), has announced the opening of a flight training center in Spanish Fort, Ala. Zulu Flight Training uses advanced flight simulators and technology training aircraft to give instruction for basic and advanced pilot licenses. Zulu currently offers the following courses: private pilot certification, pilot instrument rating, instrument proficiency and multiengine proficiency. For more information, go to www.zuluflight training.com.

Registration for the fall term is open at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University through Aug. 6. Hours onboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, Suite 033. Hours onboard NAS Whiting Field are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 1417, Room 163. Dates for late registration or to add or drop a course will be Aug. 6-10. Classes begin Aug. 6. New student orientation will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug.1 onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Suite 033. For more information, call 458-1098, e-mail pensacola@erau.edu or go to www.embryriddle. edu/pensacola.

Pre-kindergarten program available

Feds Feed Families drive in progress

New flight training center opens

The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County is accepting enrollment applications for Florida’s free Voluntary Pre-kindergarten (VPK) program. To be eligible, a child must live in Florida and must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. The free program introduces a child to the school environment without the day-long commitment. VPK focuses on socialization through hands-on academic activities and has been shown to better prepare children for the rigors of the modern kindergarten classroom. Bring your child’s birth certificate, parent’s proof of residence and parent’s photo ID to the VPK office at 3636 D North L St., Suite A. For more information, call the VPK office at 595-5439 or go to www.elcescambia.org.

Church offers ‘Operation Overboard’

Chumuckla Community Church, 8008 Chumuckla Highway in Milton, is offering a vacation Bible school program, “Operation Overboard: Go Deeper with God,” from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 6-10. The free program is for children ages 4 to rising sixth-graders. There is no deadline to sign up, but preregistration is preferred. To register online in advance, go to the website http://overboard. cokesburyvbs.com/Chumuckla. For more information, call (850) 994-0819.

Group produces another comedy

Members of Panhandle Writers Group will present “Bubba’s Back!” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at 4646 Woodbine Road in Pace. The “redneck comedy” is a sequel to 2010’s “Bubba, Live!” The production features Bubba shucking the corn on the television station, WFUN, with his co-host, Merlene. Other characters will include the Chumuckla Chicks, a girl from “Sveden,” Miss Fitt and the oldest living citizen of the redneck area. Merlene’s best friend, Bonnie Jean, will also drop by. Audience participation is welcome. Sweets and beverages will be served during intermission. Seating is limited and reservations are recom-

The NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office has kicked off the annual DoD Feds Feed Families campaign onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field. The campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for non-perishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the commissary at Corry Station. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.

Special Olympics program starting

The DoD is starting a partnership with Special Olympics Florida in Escambia County to share the power of sports with Military Exceptional Family Members (EFM) at NAS Pensacola. Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For details, contact Jorge De Montalvo at 452-3618 or jorge.demontalvo@navy.mil.

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Contact Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076 or by e-mail at artdetonnancourt1@cox.net. Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. Visit the Coastal Soaring Association website at http://coastalsoaring.org to view a schedule or learn more.

Golf tournament honors warriors

Former President George W. Bush will present The Bush Center Warrior Open golf tournament Sept. 24 and 26 in Irving, Texas. The tournament is for golfers who have been severly injured in the global war on terror. Golfers can submit an application to play in the invitational tournament. For more information, go to www.warrioropen.com.



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Center for Personal and Professional Development volunteers at Habitat for Humanity; See page B2 Spotlight


Lightning: What you know about it can save your life From http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov


ightning is fascinating to watch but also extremely dangerous. In the United States, there are about 25 million lightning flashes every year. Each of those 25 million flashes is a potential killer. Florida is the “lightning capital of the United States,” with more strikes than any other state. Understanding the dangers of lightning is important so that you can get to a safe place when thunderstorms threaten. If you hear thunder – even a distant rumble or a crackling aloft – you are already in danger. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. In addition, lightning injures many more people than it kills and leaves some victims with lifelong health problems. How thunderstorms develop: All thunderstorms go through stages of growth, development, electrification and dissipation. Thunderstorms often begin to develop early in the day when the sun heats the air near the ground and pockets of warmer air start to rise in the atmosphere. When these pockets of air reach a certain level in the atmosphere, cumulus clouds start to form. Continued heating causes these clouds to grow vertically into the atmosphere. These “towering cumu-

lus” clouds may be one of the first signs of a developing thunderstorm. The final stage of development occurs as the top of the cloud becomes anvilshaped. How lightning forms: Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere or between the atmosphere and the ground. In the initial stages of development, air acts as an insulator between the positive and negative charges in the cloud and between the cloud and the ground; however, when the differences in charges become too great, this insulating capacity of the air breaks down and there is a rapid discharge of electricity that we know as lightning. Lightning can occur between opposite charges within the thunderstorm cloud (intracloud lightning) or between opposite charges in the cloud and on the ground (cloud-toground lightning). Cloudto-ground lightning is divided two different types of flashes depending on the charge in the cloud where the lightning originates. Thunder: Thunder is the sound made by a flash

of lightning. As lightning passes through the air, it heats the air quickly. This causes the air to expand rapidly and creates the sound wave that we hear as thunder. Normally, you can hear thunder about 10 miles from a lightning strike. Since lightning can

long to get to a safe place when thunderstorms approach. Unfortunately, these delayed actions lead to many of the lightning deaths and injuries in the United States. The best way to protect yourself from lightning is to avoid the threat. You

A safe shelter from lightning is either a substantial building or a enclosed metal vehicle. A safe building is one that is fully enclosed with a roof, walls and floor, and has plumbing or wiring. Examples include a home, school, church, hotel, office building or shopping center. Once inside, stay away from showers, sinks, bath tubs, and electronic equipment such as stoves, radios, corded telephones and computers. Unsafe buildings include car ports, open garages, covered patios, picnic shelters, beach pavilions, golf shelters, tents of any kinds, baseball dugouts and sheds.

Time-lapse photography captures multiple cloud-to-ground lightning strikes during a nighttime thunderstorm. Photo by C. Clark, NOAA Photo Library

strike outward 10 miles from a thunderstorm, if you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Lightning safety: There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are in the area. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of the storm. Just remember “when thunder roars, go indoors.” Too many people wait far too

simply don’t want to be caught outside in a storm. Have a lightning safety plan, and cancel or postpone activities early if thunderstorms are expected. Monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the weather becomes threatening. Substantial buildings and hard-topped vehicles are safe options. Rain shelters, small sheds, and open vehicles are not safe.

A safe vehicle is any fully enclosed metaltopped vehicle such as a hard-topped car, minivan, bus, truck, etc. While inside a safe vehicle, do not use electronic devices such as radio communications during a thunderstorm. If you drive into a thunderstorm, slow down and use extra caution. If possible, pull off the road into a safe area. Do not leave the vehicle during a

thunderstorm. Unsafe vehicles include golf carts, convertibles, motorcycles, or any open cab vehicle. Lightning victims: If someone is struck by lightning, they may need immediate medical attention. Lightning victims do not carry an electrical charge and are safe to touch. Call 911 (onboard NASP 452-3333 for fire and ambulance, 452-8888 for NASP Police), and monitor the victim. Start CPR or use an automated external defibrillator if needed. Calculate lightning’s distance by thunder’s travel time: Sound travels at 331.3 meters per second (1,087 feet per second) in dry air at 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). The speed of sound changes depending on the temperature and the humidity; but can be rounded off to about 350 meters per second and 1,200 feet per second. So sound travels one kilometer in around three seconds and one mile in roughly five seconds. When you see the flash of a lightning, start counting seconds. Divide to see how far away the lightning struck: if it takes 10 seconds for the thunder to be heard, the lightning struck about two miles or three kilometers away. How hot is lightning? It depends what the lightning is passing through. As lightning passes through air, it can heat the air to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit: about five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

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Gosling Games Color Me ‘Changing weather’

Jokes & Groaners It’s raining really bad jokes ... Why did the woman go outdoors with her purse open? Because she expected some change in the weather. What happens when it rains cats and dogs? You have to be careful not to step in a poodle. What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather. What’s the difference between a horse and the weather? One is reined up and the other rains down. What’s it called when a tornado takes away your cow? An udder disaster. According to one news story, if global warming continues, in 20 years the only chance we’ll have to see a polar bear is in a zoo. So in other words, nothing is going to change. Q) What’s worse than raining buckets? A) Hailing taxis.






Naval Hospital Pensacola, April 22-May 10, 2012 Aniyah Yvette James, was born to Jermarcus James and ET2 Ashley Ellis, April 22. Nathanael Elijah Perry, was born to Sgt. Kenneth and Ashley Perry, April 24. Blake Ashton Zofcin, was born to ABH2 Darrell Jr. and Katie Zofcin, April 24. Adrian Konnor Sones, was born to EN2 James and Hosanna Sones, April 25. Chase Koji Knigge, was born to Keith and Capt. Prudence Knigge, April 25. Noah Jaxson Sweger, was born to PO2 Brian and Ashley Ratliff Sweger, April 25. Liam Elias Velarde, was born to AWR3 Julian and Ashley Velarde, April 26. Veronica Rose Beaudoin, was born to ACC Francis and Janelle Beaudoin, April 26. Lorena Giovanna Garcia, was born to AM1 Occar and Mariana Garcia, April 27. Nicholas Aiden Samuels, was born to AN Nicholas and AN Jennifer Samuels, April 30. Emerson Abigail Ulrich, was born to Christopher and Lt. Cynthia Ulrich, April 30. Tyson Alexander Evan Wands, was born to Donte Wands and Elaine Skinner, May 1. Haylen Marie Pavlicek, was born to Cpl. Cody Pavlicek and Monica Brennan-Pavlicek, May 1. Emma Rose Alana Willits, was born to Staff Sgt. Lloyd and Nancy Willits, May 4. Crew Michael Wilkins, was born to 1st Lt. Seth and Amy Wilkins, May 7. Garrett Ethan Cain, was born to AG2 Daniel Cain and A Nicole Morinperry, May 9. Arianna Olivia Buck, was born to Ens. Joseph and Anna Buck, May 9. Tyler James Allison, was born to CTN2 Ryan and Jennifer Allison, May 9. Joseph Charles Hejnal, was born to AE1 Charles and Leslie Hejnal, May 10.

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Volunteers from Center for Personal and Professional Development lend a hand at Habitat for Humanity From Susan Henson CPPD PAO

Sailors from Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Learning Site Pensacola volunteered their time to help build homes for a Habitat for Humanity project July 3 in Milton (Santa Rosa County). Lt. Cmdr. Bert Rice, ADCS(AW) Danny Gray, LSC(SW/AW) Richard Alvarado, and ABHC(AW/SW) Charlie Tyer assisted in the project as part of their quarterly team-building event. The homes are being built for low-income assistance families, who are also required to contribute work hours toward the completion. Sailors and civilian volunteers spent the day applying frame support, roof sheathing and various exterior and interior constructions. LSC Richard A.

Lt. Cmdr. Bert Rice (on ladder), LSC Richard A. Alvarado (in coveralls) and ABHC Charlie Tyer (far right) work on a house in support of a Habitat for Humanity project July 3 in Milton. Photo by ADCS Danny Gray

Alvarado said, “Our team is engaged with countless projects within the local area. I searched out Habitat for Humanity because of the outstanding partnership with our mili-

tary community and outreach with families in need. This was also a great way to continue our learning site’s esprit de corps.” Habitat for Humanity is

a nonprofit organization that has helped build more than 500,000 houses worldwide and has served 2.5 million people, according to the organization’s website.

Local military scholarship winner ... The annual Scholarships for Military

Allia Grace Martinez

Children Program winners have been announced. More than 5,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide. All of the recipients are listed at www.military scholar.org, the official website for the program. Allia Grace Martinez of Cantonment is a recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at the Pensacola Commissary. Pensacola is one of more than 250 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). Allia Grace’s parents are Alfredo and Amelia Martinez. Allia Grace is enrolled, or plans to enroll, at University of South Alabama in Mobile. Allia Grace’s school and community activities include AFROTC; Alpha Epsilon Delta; President’s List; Dean’s List; Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Photo courtesy www.military scholar.org



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Play it safe when having fun at amusement parks this summer By DelMar Laury AlliedBarton Security Services

In 2009, approximately 280 million guests visited amusement facilities in the United States and safely enjoyed 1.7 billion rides according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. A majority of health and safety mishaps at amusement parks can be prevented. Before you attend your next family day at an amusement park, take these tips into consideration so you have a safe and fun day. Before you get to the park: • More amusement park visitors suffer from sunburn, heat rash, heat exhaustion and heat-

stroke than all other injuries. Wear sunscreen and apply it often. • Wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly for the weather. If you plan on going on water rides, wear clothes that dry fast or take clothes to change into. • Before you get into the park and in line for the rides, hydrate yourself and your family with plenty of water. This can help prevent heat-related illnesses. Your body can quickly dehydrate in the heat so be sure to stop at water fountains frequently. Safety while at the park: • When you arrive, make a plan with your group for where you will meet if you get separated. Also schedule meeting times


to re-connect with your group. • Take a photo of any children in your group with your phone when you arrive at the park. If a child gets separated from the group, a photo will help police find them. • Don’t leave your children alone, especially while taking restroom breaks, eating and standing in line for a ride. Ensure that when your child gets on a ride that they load safely and are secured in the seat. Wait at the ride’s exit for your child. • Be alert to exits and emergency stations. Give everyone a map so they will be able to locate important areas such as the first aid centers, restrooms and the main gates.

• Follow all park rules. If you have small children with you, stay in age-appropriate areas. If you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions, some rides might not be safe for you. • Carry minimal cash and leave personal items that could be easily lost or stolen at home. • Never enter a restricted area. If you lose an item when on a ride, ask for an employee to help you retrieve it. Ride safety: • Communicate with your group about ride safety when entering the park. It is easy to become distracted by the excitement of the day. • Hold on tight. Handles and safety bars are there for a reason.

Use them to keep your body positioned correctly in the ride and to stay in your seat. • Always fasten your seatbelt or harness tightly. If you do not feel comfortable in the ride, ask the ride attendant for assistance. • Sit up straight and face the proper direction on the ride. • Read warning signs and follow instructions given by the ride operators. Test runs of rides happen throughout the day at theme parks to ensure safety and correct operation. If you have any questions or concerns about the theme park be sure to visit the park’s website, call their customer service hotline, or ask the ride attendant for assistance.





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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com.

The streets are filled with people during one of last year’s Gallery Nights. Downtown Improvement Board photo

During his show “Experience the Extraordinary,” Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

Two magic shows scheduled at NASP

Open invitation to a street party Summer Gallery Night event features unique mix of art and entertainment From Downtown Improvement Board

You can take an evening stroll through downtown Pensacola today, July 20, and enjoy an eclectic array of art, music and cuisine. About 45 venues will be participating in the Summer Gallery Night celebration. Many businesses will provide light refreshments. Hosted by the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB), Gallery Night continues to expand. “Gallery Night is a great event to spend time with your friends and family, and enjoy the wonderful culture, cuisine and history that you find downtown,” said Hilary Gilles, manager of Gallery Night at the DIB. South Palafox Street from Intendencia to Main streets as well as Government Street between Palafox and Tarragona streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from

Details • What: Gallery Night. • Where: Downtown Pensacola. • When: 5 p.m. to midnight today, July 20. • Cost: Free admission. • Details: 432-5371 or www.downtown pensacola.com/gallerynight.

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. South Palafox Street, from Garden to Intendencia streets, will be closed from 5 p.m. to midnight. Here are some highlights: • Emerald Coast Bike Tours, 701 South Palafox St., a new business offering historic tours and bike rentals, will feature Segway demonstrations. • At the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson St., ethnomusicologist Dr. James

Cunningham will give a lecture on surf music starting at 6:30 p.m. • Reynalds Music House, 36 East Garden St., is introducing the Reynalds Collectibles & Antiques Mall. • Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St., will present an art show with a Spanish flavor that open with a “running of the bulls” ceremony at 6 p.m. • The Saenger Theater, 118 South Palafox Place, is having its annual open house for the “Broadway in Pensacola” season, which will feature “Rock of Ages,” “Shrek the Musical,” “West Side Story,” “Hair,” “The Midtown Men” and “The Addams Family.” • The Wide Angle Photo Club is opening the Power of Photography Show and Trade Expo, a benefit for ARC Gateway. The show continues through Sunday at The Wright Place, 80 West Wright St.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 4:30 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (2D), R, 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 9:30 p.m.


“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Men in Black 3” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Chernobyl Diaries,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Prometheus” (2D), R, 9:30 p.m.


“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.




“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Chernobyl Diaries,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Men in Black 3” (3D), PG-13, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “Men in Black 3” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (2D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY

“The Dictator,” R, 5 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 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.nasppensacola-mwr.com

Navy Entertainment is bringing magician Craig Karges to NAS Pensacola July 26 and 27. Kargas has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Larry King Live,” Fox News Channel, CNN Headline News, CNBC and E! Entertainment Television. During his show, “Experience the Extraordinary,” tables float, minds are read and metal bends. Karges is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. July 26 at the Portside Entertainment Complex and 7 p.m. July 27 at the Mustin Beach Club. Before the Mustin Beach Club show, there will be light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the ballroom starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer Splash Party: MWR’s second annual Summer Splash Party will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Barrancas Sports Complex onboard NAS Pensacola. Come celebrate one last time before school begins. The event will feature 10 wet and dry inflatable games, including a bungee jump, moon bounces, slip and slides and much more. There also will be a surf simulator and a jousting ring. There will be kiddie pools as well as a water gun play zone for older children. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons and food and beverages will be available for purchase including corn dogs, funnel cakes, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, lemonade, soft drinks and water. Bring your own chairs, towels, sunscreen and smiles and enjoy a day of fun. For more information, call 452-8285. • Flea market: MWR’s Fall Giant Outdoor Flea Market is scheduled for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and is open to all hands and the public to sell and buy. Pick up a registration form at an MWR facility or go to www.naspensacolamwr.com. Spaces are 18 feet by 16 feet ($25, active duty; $30, non active-duty) and 18 feet by 24 feet ($35, active duty; $40, non active-duty). You can rent tables for $8 each. For more information, call 452-8285. • Family movie: Tomorrow, July 21, the Family Movie on the Lawn will be “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” The show starts at dusk – approximately 8 p.m. – on the outdoor big screen at the Portside Lawn. Bring your own blanket and/or chair. There will be free popcorn and concessions will be available at Portside Cinema next door. Call 452-2372 in case of bad weather two hours before show time. • Fitness class: Celebrate the National Day of Dance at the “Cardio Dance Flow” special event at the Radford Fitness Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 28. No prior dance experience required, just a desire to let loose and have fun. The instructor will be Danielle Greene. Registration is $10. Contact Tiffany at 452-3806, ext. 3126

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

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Combined Federal Campaign Did you know that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace on behalf of

charitable organizations? That’s right. And this year’s campaign is only six weeks away from kickoff. Put your philanthropic thinking cap

Worship schedule on ... which non-profit mission are you going to support? For more information, call 452-2029 or e-mail manager@escarosacfc.org.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • United Way of Escambia County: Volunteers are going to be needed for their upcoming Cram the Van events, which help collect school supplies for the underprivileged, and for the United Way Day of Caring, which will be several different events throughout Pensacola happening all on one day. For more information, contact the United Way at 444-7128. • Northwest Florida Blood Services: The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Council on Aging of West

Florida: Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to take meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Volunteers may be selected to deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering the meals is one hour and 15 minutes. For information, call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410. • Learn to Read: Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347. • The Oaks Adult Care Center: Volunteers are needed to help with meals, taking walks, playing games, reading, cooking clubs, dancing, sewing, arts and crafts and more. The center is located at 875 Royce St. and it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Sandy Holtry at 432-1475.

• The Villas at Gulf Breeze: The Villas at Gulf Breeze has an open invitation to all individuals interested in interacting with the senior residents. Hours for this activity are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day of the week. For more information, call Sabrina Shelton at 934-1061. • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida: Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” For more information, call Victoria Brown at 585-3926.

For more information on these opportunities or the many others that are available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2034, send an e-mail to NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS

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NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**

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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

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. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.



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