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Naval Hospital Pensacola school/sports/camp physical rodeo ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will have another school/sports/camp physical rodeo tomorrow, July 22, from 8 a.m. to noon. The rodeo allows parents enrolled to the NHP Family Medicine Clinic to bring their children to the hospital on specific Saturdays throughout the summer to complete a physical. The physical exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Remember to bring any required paperwork to the rodeo. Only school/sports physicals will be addressed at the rodeo. The additional dates for the rodeo will be July 29 and Aug. 5. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 505-7120.

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January 2018 E-7 advancement exam cycle announced By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

The January 2018 Navywide enlisted examination (Cycle 238) testing date for active-duty and full time support (FTS) Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrade of E-7 was recently announced in Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 175/17, released July 14. Each Navy advancement examination consists of 25 professional military knowledge and 150 job-specific rating technical questions. The Navywide examination date is Jan. 18 for USN and FTS Sailors eligible to advance to chief petty officer, as well as E-6s who are required to take the E-7 exam for the limited duty officer program. “Bibliographies (BIBs) for the E-7 January exam are available for download on My Navy Portal and the Navy

COOL website,” said ETNCM(SS) James Berhalter, command master chief of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). “The E-7 advancement process differs from the E-4 to E-6 process in that the Final Multiple Score (FMS) consists of only two elements that are used to rank order eligible E6s, the exam score and Performance Mark Average (PMA).” Participation in the January exam is only a part of the advancement process for E-7. The top 60 percent, ranked by FMS, in each rating get to compete for advancement against peers and have their record sent to the E7 selection boards. Selection Board Eligibility results are normally released in mid-March on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website. During Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews held at NETPDC, See Exams on page 2

NAS Pensacola CO takes in Blues practice ... NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin watches as Lt. Lance Benson is strapped into the front seat with help from No.4 Crew Chief AM2 Robert Fitzpatrick. Martin flew in the back seat of Blue Angels jet No.7 during a Blue Angels practice session at Forrest Sherman Field onboard NAS Pensacola July 12. Photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann

NASP emphasizes motorcycle safety By Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs

With the recent surge of motorcycle fatalities among active-duty service members fleet-wide, Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) continues to emphasize compliance with motorcycle safety. In accordance with Navy policy, all military personnel must meet all applicable licensing, registration,

insurance and training requirements before street riding. Also, as of Aug. 1 2017, all sentries at NASP, NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field will check all licensing, training and personal protective equipment (PPE) of motorcyclists. Non-compliance of those requirements is punishable under the UCMJ. Courses for the motorcycle safety training include level I (Basic Rider Course), level II, level III, followon training and refresher training. The Basic Rider

Course (BRC) is good for 60 days. Advanced courses, including BRC and level II and III motorcycle safety classes are good for three years. For more information about motorcycle safety visit the Naval Safety Center website at or contact NASP Traffic/Motorcycle Safety Program Manager Jane Bush at 452-8167 with any questions or course motorcycle safety course registration procedures.

Lake Frederic restoration project under way Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor

Car wash for Navy Ball ... (Left-right) HM1 April Crawford and PS2 Kareen Hartley wash the windshield of a local veteran at a fundraising for this year’s Navy Ball. Volunteers from various commands at NAS Pensacola helped pump gas and wash car windows at the Navy Exchange (NEX) gas station at NASP Corry Station July 14. The Navy Ball Committee will continue to hold fundraisers for the Navy Ball taking place Oct.14. Photo by Ens. Kristina Wiedemann

Contractors and crews from NAS Pensacola’s Public Works Department (PWD) and Regal Select Services Inc. (RSSI) began work July 14 to control erosion and restore access to NAS Pensacola’s Lake Frederic beach. Lake Frederic’s access to the intracoastal waterway – a local favorite for recreational use – has been closed since early June due to safety concerns. Severe dune and beach erosion, combined with deep underwater drop-offs and unpredictable currents, led to the closure. The area is currently prohibited to wading, swimming and fishing. The first phase – moving dunes and large amounts of sand along the shoreline – is currently under way. “The captain (NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin) wants to open the area back up to the community,” said Rick Williams, director for base

Crew from NAS Pensacola Public Works Department and base contractor Regal Select Services Inc. examine the scene of a washout at NASP’s Lake Frederic.

contractor RSSI. “So what we’re going to do is fill in all of the erosion slots. Once we get finished filling in all of the different erosion areas, then we’re going to put in a split-rail fence and a beach walkover, to make it more attractive and accessible to the community.” Project manager James Barry, a private contractor with RSSI, is looking forward to the next step.

“This is the first phase of the job, which is the restoration of the sand on the beach area here,” Barry said. “Then we’re going to come in here – when we get the material in – and we’re going to have a decorative fence installed and it’s going to really be looking nice then, at that point.” See Frederic on page 2

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ASTC Pensacola Sailor trains alongside Soldiers Story, photo by MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center

Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola recently sent one of its instructors to the Army’s Basic Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga., to learn and share parachute training practices. Lt. Joshua Muffett, Department Head of Aviation Water Survival at ASTC Pensacola, recently completed the Army’s Basic Airborne Course (BAC), a three-week class designed to teach Soldiers the techniques involved in parachuting from airplanes and landing safety. Muffett kept a journal during the course with entries for each day of the course to help him better retain processes and techniques he intends to implement at ASTC Pensacola. “Now that I see how the Army does things, I see how we can improve things here,” said Muffett. ASTC Pensacola has sent enlisted personnel to BAC in the past, but as a high-level instructor, Muffett is now able to teach best-practice methods to

Students simulate turbulent landing conditions during a parachute survival training course as Lt. Joshua Muffett, left, observes. Muffett recently attended the Army’s Basic Airborne Course to learn and share parachute training practices.

fellow instructors and ASTC students alike. “Having instructors go through the course allows ASTC staff like me to remain subject-matter experts,” said Muffett. Muffett explained that both ASTC Pensacola and the BAC teach a similar curriculum, but one difference he wants to im-

plement at his command soon is directly based on how the Army trains. During the ASTC course, students in parachute harnesses are dragged by four personnel on the ground to simulate harsh jumping and landing situations. “The Army was using only two personnel instead of four

due to their gear being modified to reduce wear and tear,” said Muffett. The modified gear consisted of a simple metal sled that was placed under the student. Muffett says that using this sled could help these training scenarios require less manpower, reduce cost of replacing gear and potentially increase safety.

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NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin, right, checks in with project organizers at the Lake Frederic construction site July 14. Photo by Mike O’Connor Frederic from page 1

Williams noted a side benefit of the project – RSSI’s labor force adds to its skills when working with NASP PWD. “We use inmate labor, but we teach these inmates how to use the different equipment,” Williams said. “Some of them come here with a history or background of equipment operation, but some of those guys working came to us and said, ‘Hey, I’d like to learn a new trade I can take with me back into civilian population’.” The work at Lake Frederic will continue through the summer. Periodic updates on the project will be in Gosport or online at

visiting E-7 to E-9 fleet subject matter experts in each enlisted rating ensure all examination questions can be linked to current references and publications. As rating SMEs select questions for the examination, an examination bibliography is developed for that specific cycle’s exam, based on the source references used to formulate questions on the exam. The Navy Advancement Center (NAC) updates bibliography information as fleet instructions and manuals change, and it is recommended that candidates check their bibliography a few times prior to the exam administration date to make sure they have the most recent BIBs. “Bibliographies and their listed references should be a critical part of each Sailor’s exam preparation program,” added Berhalter. “When the Cycle 238 exams were created, each test question was tied to a specific reference, and the bibliography is a compilation of all references used to create that specific exam. With that in mind, I would recommend Sailors use only the official Navy bibliography sources for studying their references.” To download the bibliographies and an exam-specific topic list for the upcoming cycle, go to the Navy Advancement Center’s Web portal: https:// www. nko. navy. mil/ group/ navy-advancement-center/ bibliogra-

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phies, The Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) website: http://www. cool. navy. mil/ usn, under the credentials tab or My Navy Portal: https://www. mnp. group/ navy- advancement- center/ bibliographies. Specific information on exam eligibility, clearance requirements and evaluation date requirements are detailed in NavAdmin 175/17 and on the NEAS website. The NEAS website also enables Education Services Officers to verify and correct the list of eligible candidates for their command, and confirm examination ordering information. The NEAS Web address is https://prod. . E-7 exam profile sheets provide candidates with information on how well they did on each topic area, and detail individual FMS totals as well as minimum selection board cut requirements. Individual Sailors may view/download their profile sheets at https:// prod. neas. netc. NEASRpts/ Individual. aspx . For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and NEAS, visit https:// www. facebook. com/ Navy- AdvancementCenter- 213190711299/. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https://www. netc. netc/netpdc/Default.htm .

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Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (July 21 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Fire Inspector Daniel J. Alltop was the winner of last week's NASP History in Focus. It was of the elevation gear on a cannon at Fort Barrancas.

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

The image on the right side is 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,

Muffett also said the device would not affect the realism of the training, suppressing any concerns of major changes to the course. Finding alterations like this was Muffett’s main goal when he left for BAC. Now that he is back, he continues to work on ideas from both the Navy and Army courses to make sure his command stays at the forefront of Navy medicine education and training. “Is what we are teaching the best way?” said Muffett. “How can we make it better?” ASTC Pensacola is headquartered by Naval Survival Training Institute, a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center. NMOTC and its detachments are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world, who provide high-quality health care to more than 1 million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.

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A tale of two studies: What story would your space tell? By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


ear Lord,” I prayed recently while lifting another

heavy cardboard book box from the pile left by

the movers, “please don’t let one of my organs

drop out onto the floor.” Since our move two weeks ago, I have been unpacking every day. Despite the danger of torn ligaments and internal damage, I am determined to finish decorating my new study. In all the homes we had lived in as a military family over the last 24 years, I have never had my own dedicated office. In Monterey, Calif., my husband Francis and I plucked at our respective laptops in our base housing bedroom, looking over the crib in the corner where our first baby slept. In England, the spare bedroom in our village house was frequented by too many visitors from the states to be used as a study, so we put a desk in the family room where we could keep an eye on our first, and then second, babies while they tried to jam cookies into their mouths and the VCR. In Virginia, the room over

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the garage was too filled with our three kids’ toys to be an office, so the computer stayed on a desk in the kitchen where I could hear the oven timer and the dryer buzzer. And in our stairwell apartment in Germany, I regressed to working in our bedroom again, at a desk nestled among Francis’ kicked-off boxer shorts and slippers. In Florida and Rhode Island, I shared spaces with Francis and the kids again, always pining away for a study of my own. But now, after our 11th military move, we found a house with two extra rooms, one for Francis and one for me. When the movers brought in the pro-gear boxes (the service person and spouse are given a weight allowance for professional gear during each permanent change of station move), we excitedly told them to take my boxes to the

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat room off the laundry and Francis’ boxes to the yellow room upstairs. After years of holding back to accommodate the rest of our family, Francis felt free to fill his new study

with his many awards, medals, souvenirs and “Yay, me!” tchotchkes, earned during 28 years of active-duty service in the Navy. Francis’ décor is all pomp and circumstance. Glossy cherry, polished brass and braided gold ropes. A monogramed cigar box, a glass globe, a framed picture of Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, a leather chair and a Persian rug. Francis in a smoking jacket with a snifter of brandy is all that is needed to complete his vision. I couldn’t wait to display my own personal selection of stuff. Managing to lift the book box without losing any organs, I heaped dozens of cookbooks onto the shelves, alongside my favorite classic novels by Steinbeck, Updike, Salinger, Vonnegut, Hemingway, Lee and other 20th century American authors. Another box held my antique typewriter, which I placed on the writing desk I bought while stationed overseas. I filled the misshapen clay pot that our middle child made in third grade with pens and pencils, and placed

it beside the computer. I hung my collection of vintage aprons like a valance above the window. And put the old goose-necked rocker, where each of our three children were swayed to sleep when they were babies–in the corner under the Art Deco wall lamp I bought at a garage sale. I left a space on the wall for my law degree. Even though I only practiced for a few years before military life’s frequent moves and solo parenting made freelance writing a more viable career, I plan to hang my law degree prominently. On the days when I forget long division or that my sunglasses are perched on my head or that I already fed the dog, it will serve as a reminder that I am no dummy. His looks over the sea. Mine looks over my vegetable garden. His is shiny. Mine is cozy. His is all about service and honor. Mine shows a focus on home and family. We fought to have our own individual spaces, but ironically, both his and hers reflect one basic attribute– dedication to our shared military life.

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FY-18 senior enlisted continuation board to convene in December From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs


ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The fiscal year 2018 (FY-18) Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) will convene Dec. 4, according to NavAdmin 167/17 released July 10. The board is a performancedriven review of senior enlisted personnel conducted primarily by senior enlisted personnel and has no quotas. Among many factors reviewed, documented misconduct and/or substandard performance within the past three years will be a consideration in determining whether to continue a board-eligible Sailor. As outlined in NavAdmin 167/17, the board will review records of active component (AC) and full time support (FTS) E-7 to E-9 Sailors with at least 19 years of active service computed from their active-duty service date as of Aug. 31, 2017 and three-years’ time-in-rate (TIR) as of Aug. 31, 2017 and selected Reserve (SELRES) and voluntary training unit (VTU) E-7 to E-9 Sailors with at least

20 years qualifying service and three-years TIR as of Aug. 31, 2017. The Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center will publish the names of board-eligible Sailors Oct. 9. Command-designated personnel will be able to view their impacted Sailors on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System website at http://prod. Commands will be able to review their FY-18 SECB listing for accuracy. If an eligible candidate is not listed, commands must contact Navy Personnel Command (NPC) to make the required adjustment. Oct. 13 is the last day for commands to resolve eligibility issues in order to add a candidate to the eligibility list. Nov. 17 is the last day

for commands to work with NPC to delete a candidate from the eligibility list. Letters to the board must be received by Nov. 17. See the NavAdmin for submission procedures and mailing addresses. Board results will be posted on BuPers On-Line for command access only, and commanding officers will be notified via a Personal For NavAdmin when this occurs. Sailors who are not selected

for continuation must transfer to the Fleet Reserve or retire by Sept. 1, 2018, unless operationally waived by the deputy chief of naval personnel (for AC and FTS) or Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (ComNavResForCom), for SELRES and VTU. Sailors with an approved operational waiver must transfer by Dec. 1, 2018. For more information, read the message at the NPC website

at, visit the NPC enlisted continuation page at or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866827-5672). For more information, visit www., www. usnavy or www. usnavy. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit

Team Navy celebrates close of 2017 DoD Warrior Games By MC2 Andy Brame Navy Public Affairs Support Element

CHICAGO (NNS) –After all the fanfare, the crowds and the cameras, Team Navy joined their fellow competitors July 8 at a small event at Navy Pier in Chicago to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by the Navy. The event was closed to the public. Only the athletes and their loved ones gathered to say goodbye to new friends and to share the new memories they have made. The games included teams from each of the U.S. military services, as well as teams from the United Kingdom and Australia. The teams competed in archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, swimming, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The Warrior Games introduced wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic-style sports. The event demonstrated the incredible potential of wounded warriors and provided a tremendous healing power to the athletes. One of the most impactful elements of the games however, was the sense of community that formed among the athletes.

Team Navy celebrates after winning the 2017 Warrior Games’ sitting volleyball medal rounds at the United Center. Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor, the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support to their families. Photo by MC2 Alex Van’tLeven

“It gives you a chance to be a part of a family – people who understand,” said AM1 Andrea Dubus, Team Navy athlete. Cultivating that sense of community is a key part of Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) – Safe Harbor’s adaptive sports program. NWW is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and

injured Sailors and Coast Guard members and providing resources and support to their families. All NWW enrollees are encouraged to make athletics a key component of their recovery efforts. The network of wounded warriors provides encouragement to those who have recently entered the recovery process by proving that a full life is still possible.

“I was scared to go to the gym,” said retired MM2 Joseph Engfer, Team Navy athlete. “I was scared to do anything with my arm. They made me realize that I could push a wheelchair with my arm, and I could shoot a gun again. I can still shoot archery now with my mouth. It’s pretty sweet. Everything else just came with it. It just made me more excited to do it because I saw people worse off than me doing it.” Engfer went on to say that the inspiration wounded warriors gain from each other through the adaptive sports program extends beyond athletics. “I think it gives them hope that they can do other things than just sit at home,” he said. It is this community and its power to inspire that is the real legacy of the Warrior Games and NWW’s sports program. It is the relationships that formed in Chicago that will continue to increase in value long after the medals and the photographs are tucked away. To learn more about Navy Wounded Warrior–Safe Harbor, visit wounded For stories, photos and videos from throughout the games, visit the Navy Live blog at http:// navylive. dodlive. mil/2017/06/30/team-navy-competes-at2017-dod-warrior-games/.

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Navy announces review of all collateral duties, eliminates seven now From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy eliminated seven shipboard collateral duties in NavAdmin 168/17, released July 11, and tasked a working group to further review all collateral duties for the potential to be eliminated or consolidated. The seven collaterals identified for immediate elimination were selected from a review of fleet units and will have minimal impact to mission: Athletics Officer, Library Officer, Health Benefits Advisor, Community Relations Project Officer, Enlisted Safety Committee (Safety petty officers have not been eliminated, but the committee will be combined into the Enlisted Safety Council), Knowledge Management Officer and Voting Officer. This effort is part of a larger objective to remove unnecessary burdens and distractions from Sailors to allow them to focus on core warfighting and to better allow leadership to evaluate Sailors on performance in

their primary duties. “There’s this idea that without a bunch of collaterals, you’re just not going to be competitive for advancement, and what that does is water down our mission focus,” said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson during an April all-hands call in Hampton Roads, Va. Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran has been closely involved in the development of this NavAdmin and signed as the releasing authority. VCNO notes the next step is to identify additional collateral duties that are trivial, have outlived their usefulness, are implicit in primary billet descriptions or should be temporary only.

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran speaks to Pearl Harbor leadership and Sailors during an all-hands call at Sharkey Theater on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in 2016. Moran informed the Sailors and leadership about Navy current events and then opened the floor for questions from Sailors. Photo by PO1 Corwin M. Colbert

“It’s not just about removing collateral duties,” said Moran. “It’s about taking a hard look at all the demands we put on our ships, squadrons and our Sailors, and refocusing our efforts on eliminating the unnecessary tasks that ultimately distract our Sailors from their primary duties.” Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano

will lead a working group to conduct a comprehensive review of all collateral duties and will report his findings, via fleet leadership, directly to CNO later this summer. Navy leadership asked the entire fleet to participate in this effort by identifying outdated or redundant duties for the working group’s consideration. “The NavAdmin itself is

just letting the Navy know that we are truly looking at this and the way ahead will be determined by them, so their input is going to matter in this,” said Giordano. “I encourage everyone to be part of it.” Feedback at may be submitted at the follow web address: NavAdmin 168/17 is posted to



July 21, 2017


NAS Whiting Field’s HT-18 changes command By Ens. Ben Lascurain NASWF Public Affairs Office


mdr. Brian Sanderson officially

turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron

Eighteen (HT-18) to Marine Lt. Col. Aaron J. Brunk June 29 with squadron instructors, students, friends and family witnessing the exchange in leadership. The speech Sanderson gave expressed thanks to the long list of those that have helped the squadron throughout his command years, giving special recognition and thanks to his wife April and sons Todd and Scott. Sanderson closed his speech with how he felt about the honor of his opportunity of command with a quote from President George Washington. “Tho I am truly sensible of the high honor done me, in this Appointment, I, this day, declare with utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal of the Command I am honored with.” Cmdr. Sanderson’s next duty takes him to Pascagoula, Miss., where he is assigned to USS Tripoli (LHA7). Sanderson earned his commission in 1998 through Officer Candidate School and was designated as a naval aviator in September 1999, where he was assigned to HS-10 in San Diego, Calif. for fleet replacement training in the SH-60F/ HH-60H Seahawk helicopter. He has deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Free-

dom. Later he served as fleet replacement instructor pilot in HS-10 and was recognized as 2006 NHA Fleet Instructor Pilot of the Year. While embarked on the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USNS Lewis and Clark (T AKE 1), Sanderson took part in multiple counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. In support of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, he took part in Operation Unified Response while embarked on the USS Bataan (LHD 5). Distinguished service laid the foundation for Sanderson’s role in continuing the success of HT-18. He has safely accumulated more than 3,500 hours of flight time and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, where he earned a master of military operational art and science degree. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit awards. He served as com-

Cmdr. Brian Sanderson officially turns over command of Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen (HT18) to Marine Lt. Col. Aaron J. Brunk during the change of command ceremony June 29. (Above) Sanderson transfers the command pennant to Brunk during the exchange of leadership. Photo by Jamie Link

manding officer and executive officer of HT-18 from January 2015 to June 2017 for which he received the Meritorious Service Medal. Through his leadership, HT-18 exceeded its Fiscal Year 2015 pilot training goals, designating 189 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and allied rotary-wing aviators. The incoming HT-18 Commanding Officer Brunk addressed the outgoing commanding officer with words of appreciation. “Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family, for giving us your trust and confidence and allowing me room to operate to serve you,” he said. Brunk served from August 2013 to June 2015 at the United States Special Operations

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Command in the Force Management and Development Directorate until he was transferred to Training Wing 5 (TraWing-5) in August 2015 where he later joined HT-18 as an instructor pilot and executive officer in Apr. 2016. Brunk reaffirmed his commitment to the foundation of excellence laid before him and conveyed to the students of HT18 on undertaking their duty as a future aviator, “ ... give your all in all that you do. So yes, you will land in the center of the box, you will taxi on the line, you will be altitude, you will be on heading, airspeed and will make your TOT. If you accept this challenge I look forward to winging you a Marine, Navy or Coast Guard aviator.”

HT-18 also welcomed their new Executive Officer Cmdr. Kenneth M. Kerr to the Vigilant Eagle’s family. Kerr most recently comes from Manama, Bahrain, where he served as the helicopter liaison officer to Naval Central Command which he provided oversight to two forward-deployed helicopter detachments. In TraWing-5 Commodore Capt. Mark Murray’s speech he noted that “trust” was the most written word in the comments from IP’s and staff on Sanderson’s squadron farewell mat, “The No.1 most-used word on that mat for every single IP was trust… that is the kind of effect on this squadron that Cmdr. Sanderson has had.”

July 21, 2017




GOSPORT CLEP and DSST test marathon

Coastline’s National Test Center will be hosting a CLEP and DSST Test Marathon July 20-28. Coastline is located onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Ste. 23: the former Navy College Building. Testers may arrive at any time between the hours of 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and test without a reservation. This is the perfect time for students who plan to graduate in August to take those final exams. Remember to bring two forms of identification with you and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information, or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam, contact Wendy Spradlin at 4559577 or e-mail

Annual VA golf tournament dates The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association has announced dates for its annual golf tournament, to be held this year Sept. 15, show time at 8 a.m. and tee time at 9 a.m. The tournament will be held at Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove, Va. This annual tournament funds a scholarship awarded to VII Corps veterans of operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and to their immediate families. All money raised during the tournment goes to the scholarship fund. Refreshments will be provided during the tournament. The cost is $90 per player. For more information about the tournament and to register, go to or e-mail

Physicals for children available at NHP

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual school/sports/camp physical rodeo. The next session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 22 at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the family medicine clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.

Military children can sign up for VBS Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. July 31Aug. 4 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Registration forms are available at Bldg. 634. All children of Pensacola area military, ages 4-12 (or those entering the sixth grade this fall) are invited to launch into orbit as Galactic Starveyors. Children will have an out of this world time as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. The children will also learn about caring and sharing as they collect canned and dry foods for donation to the local food bank. For more information, call 452-2342.

CREDO workshops announced The Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is offering new workshops in July, August and September on the topics of family enrichment (FER), suicide prevention (ASIST), life coaching (PST) and personal resilience (PRW). • PRW, July 26, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • PST, July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • ASIST, Aug. 22 to 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, attendence both days required • FER, Sept. 8 to 10 To register or for more information on any of these workshops, contact Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or email

Kids Connection Summer 2017

Warrington Presbyterian Church is inviting children from grades K (completed) - fifth for “Kids Connection Summer 2017.” This free VBS alternative will be held July 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and includes children’s supper, games, Bible stories, videos and crafts. Warrington Presbyterian Church is located at 406 S. Navy Blvd. For more info go to or call the church office at 455-0301.

Looking for models for fashion show Calling all models. Sign up today through July 31 at the Naval Exchange Mall Customer Service desk for the Back to School Fashion Show Aug. 12. Fashion show begins at 1 p.m. Meet and greet special guests offering after-school programs before and after the show. For more information call NEX Ladies Department at 483-5150.

Story time hosted by Naval museum The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation invites families with young children to participate in story time at the National Naval Aviation Museum Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Bring your favorite blanket and enjoy a morning of storytelling fun in the Blue Angels Atrium. The event is free and recommended for young children. Complimentary popcorn and a juice box will be provided. Registration is required by contacting the Foundation office at 453-2389 or emailing

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to 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.

Movie at museum lets you go to sea

Audiences can explore the marvels of naval technology and experience being aboard a carrier at sea in “Aircraft Carrier,” a new giant screen film showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum. With unprecedented logistical assistance and access by the U.S. Navy, “Aircraft Carrier” places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises, which involved more than 22 nations and 55 ships. “Aircraft Carrier” also brings audiences aboard the Navy’s newest submarines and into the cockpit of the Navy’s next generation aircraft, the F-35. The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and show times, call 4532389 or go to attractions/giant-screen-theater/.

Free trolley service available at beach

The free trolley service on Pensacola Beach, provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, is now in full swing. There will be three free, open-air trolleys servicing the beach daily. While one trolley is running east, another will be running west. The third trolley will remain in the core area moving passengers around the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Casino Beach and Via De Luna as far as Avenida 10. Trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at designated trolley stops. Trolleys operate from 5 p.m. until last call at around midnight, seven days a week. This free service will continue until Sept. 4. For more information, go to www.visitpensacola

Invitation from baptist church Warrington Assembly of God Pleasant Grove Baptist Church invites you to join them and this month’s host church, Warrington Worship Center, to come together to sing God’s praises July 30 at 6 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the church office at 492-1518.

American Legion car shows planned

American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a series of car shows from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at

Explore Fort Pickens at night Gulf Islands National Seashore will hold its annual Candlelight Program at Fort Pickens July 27. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Park rangers, volunteers and Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members will guide visitors throug Fort Pickens with stops featuring unique stories. Living historians will be on site to provide further insight into the life of a soldier at Fort Pickens during the early years of the American Civil War. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring drinking water and a flashlight. This is a rain or shine event. The program is free but there is an entrance fee for the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information, contact the national seashore at 934-2600.

Weekly cleanups target waterfront areas Ocean Hour FL conducts weekly waterfront cleanups at local parks and beaches in the Pensacola and Santa Rosa area. On a monthly basis volunteers spend an hour each Saturday morning at the following locations: • Naval Live Oaks, first Saturday. • Chimney Park, second Saturday. • Bay Bluffs Park, second Saturday. • Project Greenshores, third Saturday. • Bartram Park, third Saturday. • Fort Pickens, fourth Saturday. • Park East, fifth Saturday. • Park West, fifth Saturday. Volunteers can pre-register at www.ocean, but registration is not required. Sign-ins

are at 8:45 a.m., and cleanups are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ocean Hour FL provides supplies. For more information, call 207-9326 or 450-1112 or e-mail

Pensacola Ski Expo invitation Interested in skiing? Pensacola Ski Club invites you to join them at their upcoming expo to learn about upcoming trips and events. The expo will be Aug. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is free for club members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, visit the Pensacola Ski Club page on Facebook.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to or

PSC program offers help to veterans The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at Pensacola State College helps prepare eligible veterans for entry into college by offering free, non-credited refresher courses. The program also helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year. The Veterans Upward Bound office is located in Bldg. 6 at Pensacola State College. For more information or to set up an appointment to talk to a representative, call retired Navy Cmdr. Mark Nisbett at 484-2068.

Saturday driving exam available Escambia County Tax Collector is excited to offer Saturday driving exams for busy families Aug. 5. Testing will be available by appointment only beginning at 8 a.m. at the Marcus Pointe location. Agents will provide road testing to new drivers seeking a Class E license as well as drivers in need of re-examination. Appointments for this Saturday road testing must be scheduled and paid for in advance through our call center. Payment can be made via electronic check, credit or debit card and a convenience fee may apply. To make your Saturday appointment, call 438-6500, ext. 3252. For more information about other tax collector services, visit or e-mail

Auditions for performance singers Choral Society of Pensacola looking for new singers as preparations begin for fall performances at Musica Hispanica, a Foo Foo Festival event and Handel’s Messiah. All singers of high school age and older are welcome. The process is brief and informal, beginning with a short written quiz to gauge musical knowledge, followed by a private session with artistic director/conductor Xiaolun Chen to determine vocal range and ability. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals will take place Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on the Pensacola State College campus and begin Aug. 21. For further information or to set an audition time, e-mail Charlie Smoke at

FSBDC offers business workshops The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) is presenting a workshop July 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. entitled “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers.” In this workshop, students learn to better identify the platforms customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Cost of attending the workshop is $25 cash or check. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. FSBDC is also presenting “Starting a Business” workshop July 24, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $50 cash or check at the door. For further information or to register, call 474-2528 or visit

Language test appointments available Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab in Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at


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July 21, 2017

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ightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most lightning occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of year. Lightning is one of the most underrated severe weather hazards, yet ranks as one of the top weather killers in the United States. Lightning strikes in America kill about 50 people and injure hundreds of others each year. Unlike other weather hazards that often involve sophisticated watches and warnings from NOAA’s National Weather Service, lightning can occur anywhere there is a thunderstorm. That’s why the National Weather Service conducts an on-going campaign to educate people about lightning risks. Lightning is a rapid discharge of electrical energy in the atmosphere. The resulting clap of thunder is the result of a shock wave created by the rapid heating and cooling of the air in the lightning channel.

During a thunderstorm, winds within the thunderstorm cloud cause collision between the various precipitation particles within the storm cloud. These collisions cause very small ice crystals to lose electrons while larger particles of soft hail gain electrons. Upward winds within the cloud redistribute these particles and the charges they carry. The soft hail causes a negative charge build up near the middle and lower part of the storm cloud which, in turn, causes a positive charge to build up on the ground beneath the storm cloud. Eventually, when the charge difference between the negative charge in the cloud and the positive charge on the ground become large, the negative charge starts moving toward the

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Most people are struck by lightning before or just after a storm. Why? Because they wait too long to seek shelter or go back outside too soon. So if you hear thunder roar, go indoors immediately. Don’t go outside until 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder.

ground. As it moves, it creates a conductive path toward the ground. This path follows a zigzag shape as the negative charge jumps through segments in the air. When the negative charge from the cloud makes a connection with the positive charge on the ground, current surges through the jagged path, creating a visible flash of lightning.

Thunder, high winds, darkening skies, rainfall and brilliant flashes of light are warning signs for lightning strikes. Tips for safety – outdoors: • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. • Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Indoors: • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity. • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. • Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls.

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Last resort outdoor risk reduction tips: • If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk: • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks. • Never lie flat on the ground. • Never shelter under an isolated tree. • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter. • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.) Lightning quick facts: • Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly if it is a tall, isolated object. • Most lightning victims are in open areas or near a tree. • Lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times each year. • Lightning can heat its path through the air to five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

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July 21, 2017

NETC financial analyst named BBBS Volunteer of the Year Story, photo by Enid Wilson Naval Education and Training Command


aval Education and Training Command (NETC) financial analyst Elana Garvin received the Escambia County “Big of the Year” award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida (BBBS) July 10. Six case managers from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwest Florida Pensacola and her Little Sister Tymeisha surprised Garvin when they arrived at NETC headquarters with balloons and cupcakes to honor her volunteer work as a Big Sister. The Big of the Year award is presented to the Big Brother or Big Sister who has gone above and beyond as a positive role model. “I don’t do it for recognition,” said Garvin, who began mentoring Tymeisha eight years ago and her older brother Tyrone three years ago. “Once these kids get in your life, you love them and can’t imagine your life without them.” BBBS Case Manager Liza Hawkins presented the award and praised Garvin for the pos-

itive influence she has had on the lives and family of the children she mentors by transporting the teenagers to and from sporting events and attending their school activities. “I had always been very active in youth sports with my biological children,” said Garvin, who joined the program after a coworker talked her into signing up when her daughter was a high school senior. The volunteer work helped ease the transition of Garvin’s own children growing up and leaving home. “It's so important for everyone to know they have someone supporting them,” said Garvin, a NETC employee since 2007. “My boss is very flexible with me taking annual leave to attend the children's functions. I always try to en-

(Left-right) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwest Florida Case Manager Liza Hawkins, Little Sister Tymeisha, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Financial Analyst Elana Garvin and BBBS Match Specialist Angie Brewer. Garvin was recognized with the Escambia County Big of the Year award July 10 onboard NAS Pensacola.

sure I attend all their school functions if work and time permits.” Tymeisha was able to see where Garvin works and meet her coworkers. She said she appreciates Garvin coming to her softball games and taking her different places. When asked about her favorite outing, Tymeisha said she liked getting a pedicure.

“My goals are for both of them to graduate high school and college and then either join the military or have professional careers and contribute back to society,” said Garvin. Hawkins also praised Garvin’s influence on Tyrone, describing his achievements as an honor roll student and a junior varsity football player, as well as his involvement in

youth leadership programs outside of school. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www. or http://www. Follow NETC on Facebook at http://www. facebook. com/ netcpao and twitter @netcpao.


GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, July 21 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires measures to keep you and your family safe. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Newcomer Spouse Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, July 21. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 24. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For information or to register, call 452-5990. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is today, July 21. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. For more information, call 452-5609. • New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, July 21. Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Partner in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 25. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers up to 2 years of age. For more information or to register, call 452-5990 or 452-5609. • Who Cares What's on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 26. Learn how to develop a spending/budget plan. To register or for more information, call 4525609.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click:; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc.. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the of-

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. fender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs,

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at Upcoming workshops include: • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. • Marriage Enrichment Retreat: Aug. 10-18 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is not provided. All legally married active-duty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend. Register by e-mail to Ray Doss at Ray.doss.ctr@ or call (228) 871-3504.

• Family Enrichment Retreat: Sept. 8-10 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is available for ages 7 and younger. All legally married active-duty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It’s fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:303:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.

Fresh Start: Quit tobacco now The NAS Pensacola Safety Department, sponsored by Naval Hospital Pensacola, is starting a tobacco cessation program for NASP and NASP Corry Station called FreshStart. By having sessions on NASP, it’s hoped to make it easier for personnel interested in the program to attend sessions on base. Group or individual instruction is available. Class features a certified FreshStart instructor (American Cancer Society) and is also a registered respiratory therapist with a current Florida license. Classes/individual counseling will be held in Bldg.1500 at NASP. Four sessions, one hour per week Next class is Aug. 8, 10-11 a.m., Bldg. 1500, Rm. 129. To register, and for more information, call 452-8167.

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July 21, 2017




Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at

A band playing for the crowd at Community Maritime Park during the annual Blues on the Bay Concert Series. Picture from

By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer


ith summer in full swing, the Blues on the Bay Concert Series is still bringing the music to Pensacola.

June 25 marked the halfway point in both the summer and the Blue Angels Blues on the Bay Concert Series. The annual concert series is hosted at Hunter Ampitheater at Pensacola’s Community Maritime Park on nights when the Blue Wahoos baseball team is not playing. This week on July 23, the Blues on the Bay returns with local band The Mulligans set to play. Other concerts will be July 30 featuring The Astronauts and Aug. 6 featuring Reunion Band. The final concert will be Aug. 20, with the band Not Quite Fab finishing off the summer. Concerts are family-friendly

and offer a view of the setting sun over Pensacola Bay and downtown. With lush green grass, walking paths and a playground, the park is the perfect place for an evening picnic.

Blues on the Bay Concerts • July 23: The Mulligans • July 30: The Astronauts • August 6: Reunion Band • August 20: Not Quite Fab All concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Community Maritime Park’s Hunter Ampitheater. Every concert is open to the public and free to attend.

Concessions are available at the park. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are free to attend. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, coolers and lawn chairs to enjoy the music and view over the bay. Pets and glass containers are not allowed. For concert announcements and updates, follow Pensacola Community Maritime Park and Blues on The Bay on Facebook. For more information about the Blue Angels Blues on the Bay Concert Series or for other events at Community Maritime Park, visit

At the movies: NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema FRIDAY

“Cars 3” (2D), (G), 5:30 p.m.; “Captain Underpants” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “The House,” (R), 8 p.m.


“Captain Underpants” (3D), (PG), noon; “Meagan Leavey,” (PG13), 3:30 p.m.; “Wonder Woman” (3D), (PG13), 7:30 p.m.; “The Mummy” (2D), (PG13), 8 p.m.; “Cars 3” (3D), (G), 2 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 12:30 p.m.; “The House,” (R), 6 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (3D), (PG13), 4:30 p.m.


“Cars 3” (2D), (G), noon and 2:30 p.m.; “The Mummy” (2D), (PG13), 5 p.m.; “All Eyez On Me”, (R), 7 p.m.; “The House,” (R), 7:30 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.




“The House,” (R), 7:30 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (3D), (PG13), 6 p.m. “Cars 3” (2D), (G), 5 p.m.


Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: “Captain Underpants” (2D), (PG), noon and 6:30 p.m.; “Wonder Woman” (2D), (PG13), 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; “The Nut Job,” (PG), 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


“The House,” (R), 5 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 6 p.m.“All Eyez On Me”, (R), 7 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 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

• Get “Golf Ready”: Interested in hitting the links, but don’t know where to start? NAS Pensacola’s A.C. Read golf course offers a comprehensive five-week plan to get you “Golf Ready.” • Summer Splash PGA certified inEvent: MWR is throwing structors will the biggest party of the teach you everysummer on NAS Penthing from the basacola at the Family sics of putting to Summer Splash Aug. 5 the keys of hitting those long drives. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MWR is opening up BarJust one hour per rancas Sports Complex week, and you'll on Radford Blvd. to all be ready to hit the patrons for fun in the sun greens. Next and plenty of water to class starts July cool you down.There will 24. be a giant water slide, Summer sesspider mountain and sions: • July 24plenty of inflatables for Aug. 21, 5-6 p.m. • July 25-Aug. the children. Food and beverage will be avail22, 5-6 p.m. • July 29-Aug. able for purchase. Do not miss the last big party of 26, 8-9 a.m. the summer, Summer Cost: ActiveSplash 2017. For more duty, retired miliinformation, call 452tary and families, 3806. $89; civilian guests $99. For more information call Josh Meador or Wayland Abernathy III at 452-2454. • Summer Reading Program: Weekly sessions for children take place at the NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634. The Reading by Design summer program will be presented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday during the summer months. Children will get a chance to do crafts, enjoy refreshments, hear stories and win prizes. For more information, call 452-4362. • Corry Station Child Development Center (CDC) has space for free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for the 2017-18 school year. The program offers a high quality educational program with qualified teachers for all children four-years-old on or before Sept. 1 of the program year. For additional information call 458-6588. • Learn to sail: MWR Pensacola offers sailing classes at Bayou Grande and Blue Angel Park on Saturdays with a beginner and intermediate level class. Call Blue Angel Park at 281-5489 or Bayou Grande Marina at 452-4152 to book your class.

Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Check out the activities at your Liberty Center throughout July, including a trip to Big Kahuna Water Park July 22 and a zip line and lunch July 23. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to

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King size oak poster bed with nice pillow top mattress and matching nine drawer dresser. $600 for the set. (850) 492-0292

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2007 Honda Pilot, EX-L, great condition, white leather, moonroof, 170K miles. $7,500 OBO. Call or text 850-512-6613

NAS Pensacola seeking FUN Host Families for HS age foreign exchange students 2017-2018 academic year. Bring culture to YOU! Jennifer 850-857-9534

Charcoal propane grill. Works and in great condition. $75 (850) 492-0292

I have 2 plots located in the Garden of Honor II spaces #145C (1&2). There is 1 vault, 1 open and close, and 1 comp. granite marker base. Valued at Looking to con- $6445.00 asking nect with any $5000.00 OBO. past /present 850-626-4710 ECHO 2/5 members. Planning Dining room set: RTG, a reunion. If in- Cherry, terested contact Table w/ leaf; 4 Doug (850)457- side,2 arm chairs 8139. Semper Fi w / u p h o l s t e r e d seats, server, Mirrored & lightFree for active and ed China Cabiretired net. $1000.00 military! OBO. 850-346Place a 4596 classified today!

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