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Naval Hospital Pensacola gate closure today (July 22) ... The main gate at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be closed today (July 22) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for maintenance. Access to the hospital during this time will be available to all visitors through the side gate on 61st Avenue, which is located on the west side of the hospital. If you have an appointment at the hospital July 22, plan for a little extra time at the entrance.

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MATSG-23 change of command ceremony today, July 22 From MATSG-23

Col. Russell A. Blauw will turn over command of NAS Pensacola’s Marine Aviation Training Group Support (MATSG-23) to Col. Donald C. Chipman in a ceremony to be held today, July 22, at 2 p.m. in the National Naval Aviation Museum. Ceremony shall be in the uniform of the day.

Col. Donald C. Chipman

Chipman was commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1991 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from The Basic School in December 1991. Upon completion of the Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AMO) School, Chipman was ordered to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 13 in Yuma, Ariz., where he served as both the airframes and ALSS division officer.

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Blue Angels announce 2017 officers • Thousands turn out for beach air show From Blue Angels Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced officers selected for the 2017 air show season, July 16. The squadron selected three F/A-18 demonstration pilots, events coordiC-130 nator, demonstration pilot, flight surgeon, supply officer, and administration officer to join a previously selected executive officer on the 2017 team. Each officer was recommended for selection by Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Dell Bull, and ultimately approved by Chief of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, for final selection to the 2017 Blue Angels team.

Many highly qualified Navy and Marine Corps officers submit applications to join the Blue Angels each year. “It is such a privilege to have so many talented officers apply to be part of the Blue Angels tradition of showcasing the Navy and Marine Corps to the American public,” said Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, flight leader and commanding officer for the 2016 team. “I am inspired by all of those who applied this year and we have an exceptional group to add to next year’s team.” The Blue Angels select finalists to interview at the team’s home base of NAS Pensacola during the week of the Pensacola Beach Air Show each year. The team makes selections at the See Blues on page 2

In 1995, he was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 311, where he served as the Maintenance Material Control Officer for a 20-plane AV-8B squadron. While serving with the Tomcats, Chipman deployed as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and participated in various See MATSG-23 on page 2

(Above) U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, flies by the crowd in the diamond formation at the Pensacola Beach Air Show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 58 demonstrations at 30 locations across the United States in 2016. (Right) C-130 Hercules Fat Albert performs a low-transition/ maximum effort climb. Photos by MC2 Ian Cotter

Pokémon, no: Base officials discourage use of game From NASP Public Affairs

Using the popular new cellphone application game, Pokémon Go, onboard NAS Pensacola (NASP) and NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) is raising concerns and potential security violations. Other than sites open to the public, e.g., National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Light-

house, Fort Barrancas, etc., taking photographs on base (the app has a camera function) without proper authorization or approval is prohibited. Entering the base illegally or stopping a vehicle in the roadway to use the application interfere with standard base

Performers focus on SAPR issues From NASP SAPR

Col. Russell A. Blauw

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The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO) is sponsoring several upcoming presentations by Pure Praxis, a socially adaptive performance group that emphasizes scenariobased audience participation as part of its presentations on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and other social issues. Shows are scheduled for 10 a.m. July 25, at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bldg. 1504, and 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. July 25 at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Three more shows are scheduled to take place July 26 and July 27 at NASP Corry Station, but performance times have not been announced. Show scenarios are designed to compel audience members to make decisions based on what is happening, to motivate people to see all sides of a given situation and to educate them from their experience. For more information, go to www.purepraxis.com.

operations and could potentially be met with disciplinary action. NAS Pensacola safety officials also urge caution for anyone using the game off installation. “Pay attention to the real world, so you don’t hurt yourself while looking at your phone,”

Jon Winters, NAS Pensacola safety manager, said. “Don’t trespass or enter unauthorized areas. Don’t drive while you are looking at your phone. And be aware criminals may take advantage of this game, drawing you to a location where they can take advantage of you.” If you choose to play Pokémon Go, play smart and play safe.

Sailors taking fall classes should start tuition assistance approval process now Story, photo by Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs

Sailors planning to take college courses this fall using tuition assistance (TA) should submit their requests as soon as possible, so they may be reviewed and approved before classes start. According to Ernest D’Antonio, the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center’s (NETPDC) Voluntary Education (VolEd) program director, the number one reason for problems with TA requests is late applications. “Summer is a histori-

cally slow time in terms of receiving and processing TA requests,” said D’Antonio. “Sailors who get a headstart on their applications have the best chance of having their requests approved. Service members are re-

quired to obtain approval for TA funding before the official start of a course.” D’Antionio added that TA approval is a multi-step process, and if there is a problem, the See TA now on page 2

Elise McGuire, NASP Navy College Office director, explains the tuition assistance application process to NATTCenter Sailors at the latest education fair.

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WesternPacificexercisesoperating within Australia, Guam, and both mainlandandOkinawa,Japan. Chipmanreceivedordersin1997to betheexecutiveofficer(XO)ofAviationMaintenanceSquadron1aboard NASPensacola.Afterservingfortwo yearsatthe“A”school,hewasre-assignedtotheAMOSchoolastheMarineliaisonofficer.Whileinstructingin theAMOlong/shortcourse,hecompletedamaster’sdegreeandbecamea mastertrainingspecialist. In2001,Chipmanreceivedordersto Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) CherryPoint,N.C.,wherehewasassigned as the KC-130 FREST OIC. Duringthistime,TheKC-130FREST mergedwiththeAV-8BFRESTinorder to stand-up NAMTRA Marine Unit CherryPoint.HeservedasthefirstXO ofthisnewlyestablished“C”School. Chipmanwasre-assignedin2002to MALS-14astheoperationsofficerand began preparing the Dragons for deploymenttoIraq.InJanuary2003,he deployedaboardtheSSWright(T-AVB 3);remainingonstationinthePersian GulfinsupportofOperationIraqiFreedomuntiltheendofmajorcombatoperations. In 2003, upon returning from deployment,Chipmanreceivedordersto U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb.HewasassignedtotheGlobal Strike Division where he earned a SpaceOperationsdesignationandlater becameaJ5RegionalPlannersupportingCentralCommandPlans. In2006,Chipmanwasassignedto HQMCatthePentagoninArlington, Va.,astheASL-40,strategyandplans officer.Whilethere,hewaspromoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and slatedforcommand. Chipman assumed command of MALS-11atMCASMiramar,Calif.,in 2007.  The Devilfish of MALS-11 earned recognition in both 2008 and 2009astheNavalAviationEnterprise AIRSpeedSiteoftheyearandagainin 2009astheMarineCorpsAviationAssociationMALSoftheyear. Followingcommand,ChipmanparticipatedintheCommandant’sFellowshipprogramattheHooverInstitution, StanfordUniversity.Hewaspublished in the Marine Corps Gazette and HooverDigest. ReturningtothePentagonin2010, Chipmanwasonceagainassignedto HQMC,thistimeastheASL-33Aircraft Maintenance Section Head and 6002OccupationalFieldSponsor. Recently,Chipmanservedas1stMarineAircraftWing(1stMAW)Aviation Logistics Department from 2013 to 2016 in Okinawa, Japan.  1stMAW MarinesprovidedaviationlogisticssupportforMV-22BandKC-130JHA/DR effortsinOperationDAMAYANfollowing the devastating effects of a SuperTyphoonHaiyanonthePhilippines in November 2013.  They responded again in April 2015, by providingthesameforUH-1Y,MV22B,andKC-130JHA/DReffortsin OperationSahayogiHaatfollowingthe massive7.8magnitudeearthquakein Nepal. HispersonalawardsincludetheDefenseMeritoriousServiceMedal,the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award),theNavy/MarineCorpsCommendationMedal(5thaward),andthe Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal(2ndAward).

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conclusionofthatweek. “Wewereextremelyfortunatetohavesomanyqualified andmotivatedapplicantsapplyfortheteam,”saidLt.Matt Suyderhoud,rightwingpilotandapplicationsofficerforthe 2017teamselection.“Iamexcitedtoseewhatnextyear’steam willbeabletoaccomplish.” The newly selected 2017 officers include: F/A-18 Demonstration Pilots: •NavyLt.BrandonHempler,32,ofWamego,Kan.,isan F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot currently assigned to Training Squadron 22 (VT-22), the “Golden Eagles,” at NAS Kingsville,Texas.Heisa2007graduateofKansasStateUniversity,Salina,Kan. •NavyLt.DamonKroes,34,ofFremont,Calif.,isanF/A18HornetinstructorpilotcurrentlyassignedtoMarineFighter AttackTrainingSquadron101(VMFAT-101),the“Sharpshooters,”atMarineCorpsAirStationMiramar,Calif.Heisa 2006graduateofSanDiegoStateUniversity,SanDiego. •NavyLt.NateScott,31,ofDanville,Calif.,isanF/A-18 HornetinstructorpilotcurrentlyassignedtoStrikeFighter Squadron106(VFA-106),the“Gladiators,”atNASOceana, Va.Heisa2007graduateoftheUniversityofSouthernCalifornia,LosAngeles. Events Coordinator: •NavyLt.DaveSteppe,31,ofBirmingham,Ala.,isanEA18GGrowlerNavalFlightOfficercurrentlyassignedtoElectronicAttackSquadron129(VAQ-129),the“Vikings,”atNAS WhidbeyIsland,Wash.Heisa2008graduateofAuburnUniversity,Auburn,Ala. C-130 Demonstration Pilot: •MarineCapt.KyleMaschner,33,ofScottsdale,Ariz.,isa KC-130Herculespilotcurrentlyassignedto1stMarineAircraftWinginOkinawa,Japan.Heisa2006graduateofNorthernArizonaUniversity,Flagstaff,Ariz. Flight Surgeon: •NavyLt.JuanGuerra,31,ofOcala,Fla.,isaflightsurTA now from page 1

request gets held-up untiltheVirtualEducationCenter(VEC)staff can troubleshoot and fixit.“It’scrucialfor commands to make sure that their Sailors know to start the processearly–sothat TAapplicationscanbe completedbytheVEC inadvanceofthedeadline.Wearecurrently authorizing TA requests based on term

startdates,”hesaid. VEC Supervisor SusanSutternotedthat TA applications are fundedonafirst-come, first-served basis. “There’snoriskinapplying early; we can modify or cancel the TA voucher after the fact if necessary with noharmtotheSailor,” shesaid.“ButifTArequestsarereceivedby theVolEdteamonor aftertheclassbegins, theTArequestswillbe

denied in accordance withpolicyguidelines, puttingSailorsinapotentially tough financial situation if the courseisnotdropped; that’s why early TA submission coupled withawell-definededucation/degreeplanis strongly recommended.” Sutter detailed the required steps that mustbetakenforaTA requesttobeapproved; Sailors must: 1) Be

counseled by their local Navy College OfficeortheVEC,2) Complete WebTA training, 3) Have an education/degreeplan onfile(withthecourse that the Sailor is requesting TA for includedintheplan),and 4) Receive command approval on their TA request. “Sailors also must havecompletedatleast 12 months onboard their first permanent

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (right), presents George Pafford, base unaccompanied housing director (center), and Robert Crist, housing installation program manager (left), with the CEL & Associates 2015 Crystal Award for Unaccompanied Housing. According to the write-up from Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) the award represents installations that achieved an overall consolidated score of 85 or greater with a response rate of 20 percent or higher in the recent resident satisfaction survey. NAS Pensacola’s Unaccompanied Housing also made CEL & Associates 2015 “A List Platinum Award” for outstanding unaccompanied housing at NASP’s Bldg. 4146 and EOD Eglin’s Bldgs. 848 and 858. This award is in recognition of superior service earning “best in the industry” rating as rated by housing residents. “Your team worked diligently to overcome numerous challenges and your superb leadership yielded outstanding results,” wrote CNRSE Chief of Staff Capt. C.S. Gray “Kudos to you and your staff in your ongoing efforts to provide the best quality of life possible for our warfighters.” Photo by Patrick Nichols

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.

geon currently assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106),the“Gladiators,”atNASOceana,Va.Heisa 2011graduateoftheUniformedServicesUniversityofthe HealthSciencesSchoolofMedicine,Bethesda,Md. Supply Officer: •NavyLt.BryanPace,32,ofFitzwilliam,N.H.,isasupplyofficercurrentlyassignedtoStrikeFighterSquadron101 (VFA-101),the“GrimReapers,”atNASOceana,Va.Heisa 2010graduateoftheUniversityofMassachusettsAmherst, Amherst,Mass. Administration Officer: •NavyLt.j.g.TimothyHawkins,37,ofScranton,Penn.,is anadministrativeofficercurrentlyassignedtoStrikeFighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), the “Pukin’ Dogs,” at NAS Oceana,Va.HewascommissionedthroughtheLimitedDuty OfficerProgramin2013. Pre-selected to join the 2017 team was: Executive Officer: •NavyCmdr.MattKaslik,43,ofTheWoodlands,Texas. Expected to return for the 2017 season are: Commanding Officer, Flight Leader: •NavyCmdr.RyanBernacchi,43,ofLosAltos,Calif. F/A-18 Demonstration Pilots: •NavyLt.LanceBenson,33,ofMcPherson,Kan. •NavyLt.TylerDavies,34,ofKennesaw,Ga. •NavyCmdr.FrankWeisser,38,ofAtlanta. C-130 Demonstration Pilots: •MarineMaj.MarkHamilton,38,ofBecker,Minn. •MarineMaj.MarkMontgomery,37,ofCartersville,Ga. Maintenance Officer: •NavyLt.SamuelRose,36,ofWhitehouse,Texas. Public Affairs Officer: •NavyLt.JoeHontz,38,ofLongmont,Colo. ThemissionoftheBlueAngelsistoshowcasethepride andprofessionalismoftheUnitedStatesNavyandMarineCorpsbyinspiringacultureofexcellenceandservice to country through flight demonstrations and communityoutreach.

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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,

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duty station, have no missing grades, not owe the Navy any funds for incomplete orfailedcourses,and haveanend-of-obligatedservicedateafter thecourseends,”Sutteradded. BothD’Antonioand Sutteralsostressedthat Sailorsshouldmonitor their information and status through the MyEducationportalon theNavyCollegewebsitetoensuretheiraccountsarepostedand accurateandthattheir degree plans are current.  The MyEducationportalisavailable 24/7. IfaSailororhis/her command have any questions or experience any problems, theyshouldcontactthe VEC for assistance. TheVECisopenfrom 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday–Fridayand may be reached by calling: 1 (877) 8381659, or by e-mail at VEC@navy.mil. For more informationontheNavyCollegeProgramandthe VirtualEducationCenter visit https://www. navycollege.navy.mil/. Getthelatestinformation by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook: h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e book.com/NavyVoluntaryEducation/.

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The journey never really stops for a military family By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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t 7 a.m., the summer sun was already shining hot and bright. I found space among the passengers on the train platform. My husband, Francis, hastily parked my luggage at my feet, inadvertently nicking my toe in the process. “Ooo, sorry Hon, but I’d better get to work … call me when you get to your mother’s” he said as he leaned down to give me a quick kiss good-bye, wearing his khaki uniform — buttoned, tucked, pinned and polished. In 22 years as a Navy wife, I have become quite accustomed to good-byes, but this one felt different. I observed the other passengers waiting, and drew conclusions about their lives. A sleepy student, a hip grandmother, an arrogant businessman, a frumpy divorcee. It dawned on me that they had taken notice of Francis’ uniform, and deduced, “A military family.” The uniform that I scrubbed ink stains out of,

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ironed countless times, hung on the back of the kitchen door, and often took for granted, had defined us for more than two decades. The uniform dictates that I am a military spouse and our children are “military brats.” It is a sign that Francis has dedicated his career to military service. It tells a tale of duty, deployments, separation, transition, challenges, hardships, patriotism, pride and adventure. The uniform speaks to the strength, resiliency, and courage of the people who wear it, wash it, and hang it on the back of their kitchen doors. At our wedding in 1993, Francis was a young Navy lieutenant and I was brandnew attorney. Within two years, we

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. rocked our baby boy, Hayden, in base quarters in Monterey, Calif., at the Naval Postgraduate School. In another couple years, we were in rural England,

where Anna was born with the help of an Irish midwife, and where Francis drove a beat up Fiat on dark, winding roads to stand the watch. A few years later, we were in Virginia Beach, and Francis completed a sea tour, three shore tours and a yearlong deployment to Djibouti, Africa, while our family grew to include our youngest daughter, Lillian. After a three-year adventure in Germany, where Francis worked at Africa Command, we found ourselves at Naval Station Mayport in Florida, where we could see dolphins, frigates and destroyers in the Atlantic waves just outside our base house’s kitchen window. Now, in Rhode Island at the Naval War College, we watch our children use their skills as military children to succeed in high school and college. A rooster suddenly crowed from behind a house across the tracks, bringing me back to the present. I gulped hard, remembering that at the end of the month, after 28 meaningful years of military service, Francis will be retiring from the military.

“Where do we go from here?” I wondered, squinting at the sun’s reflection on the tracks. Francis and his uniform were long gone, and I was there, just another passenger on the crowded platform. Is this what it’s like in the civilian world? “Stand clear of the yellow line, fast train approaching,” blared from the loudspeakers. Instinctively, I gripped my heart, as a flash of metal and momentum blew by, sucking the air from my chest and clearing the cache of my wandering mind. With newfound clarity, I realized that our military identity lies deep within our hearts, not in outward signs and symbols. In a month, Francis’ uniform will be stored in the back of the hall closet, but our family will always be military, through and through. The Number 95 train arrived right on time, and as I stepped off the platform and onto the train, I knew that our military life was not coming to an end. We are on to the next stop as our journey continues.

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‘American Connections’ media outreach program replaces Navy’s legacy Fleet Hometown News program By MC3 Jamal McNeill Navy Office of Community Outreach

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ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Navy recently announced the American Connections Media Outreach Program, a new and innovative means to share news and information about its Sailors, ships and the Navy’s mission with Americans across the country. The program, announced via NavAdmin 148/16, modernizes and replaces the Navy’s legacy Fleet Hometown News (FHTN) program. It was established to share the Navy story in media across the country serving markets which generally do not receive Navy news and information. The program leverages Sailors’ local connections to communities across America – hometown, location of high school or college attended, a family member’s hometown, etc. – as well as the relationships that exist between Navy units and their namesake cities and states, to ensure Americans throughout the country understand their Navy, its mission and its contribution to national security. The program is managed by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), whose mission is to inform, educate and increase understanding of the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Along with providing a better understanding about the Navy to Americans, the program also helps maintain the relationships that exist between Navy units

and their namesake cities and states, while making a positive impact on the morale of participating Sailors and namesake units. The American Connections Media Outreach Program has three primary components. The first, NAVCO’s Fleet Content Sharing Service, ensures that thousands of highquality stories and photos produced for official Navy outlets each year are shared with civilian media. NAVCO has a team of specialists which searches dozens of Navy websites and other products, finds stories and photos, identifies local connections or namesake ties, and distributes them to media across the country. Under this component, a story about a Sailor of the Year from Des Moines, Iowa, found on www.navy.mil could be shared with more than 100 media outlets in the Des Moines market; a story about USS Alabama (SSBN 731) completing a patrol, which appeared on the Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet website could be shared with thousands of media across the entire state. The key, NAVCO officials say, is the identification of local ties such as

MCCS Gary Ward, left, previews a photo with GM2 Rebekah Rahn, as part of a fleet hometown news interview aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Photo by MC3 Lorelei Vander Griend

a hometown, in all stories and photo captions submitted to official Navy media outlets. While NAVCO reviews photos and stories shared with navy.mil, DVIDS (http://www. dvids hub.net/) and many other sources, commands are also encouraged to include navyoutreach@navy.mil when distributing photos and stories. “It is great to hear and see the photos I take end up around the country,” said USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) SN Jamaal Liddell, from Jacksonville, Fla. “It is even better to let the person in the photo know that their parents got to see their photo because the local media was able to get their hands on the photo through the NAVCO program.” Under the second component, Media Production Visits, NAVCO deploys small production teams to commands to produce feature stories and accompanying photos on as-

signed Sailors. The stories are provided to the local media outlets where Sailors have local connections and posted on the NAVCO’s media outreach blog (http://www.navyoutreach.blogs pot.com/). The blog makes it easy for Sailors to share their stories using their own social media networks. NAVCO also provides each participating command with detailed media feedback reports with links to all coverage. “The team that NAVCO sent to do feature stories here in Sasebo was great,” said MC3 James Hunt, from Puyallup, Wash. “As a mass communication specialist, I am the one usually on the other side of the story. It was great to have the opportunity to share my story and show what I do in the Navy with family and friends back home.” The third component is NAVCO’s Media Advisory

Service, which preserves a popular capability from the legacy FHTN program, allowing Sailors to receive recognition in local media when they receive awards, earn qualifications, retire, reenlist, get promoted or reach other career milestones. Since its inception, the American Connections Media Outreach Program has shared more than 12,000 stories, photos and other products with media across the United States, reaching more than 250 million Americans, according to NAVCO officials. For more information about NAVCO and the American Connections Media Outreach Program visit http://www. outreach. navy.mil/ or e-mail navyoutreach@navy.mil. NavAdmin148/16 is available at http://www. npc. navy. mil/ under the Reference Library tab. For more information, visit http://www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or

Small business to construct LCS facility at Naval Station Mayport By Sue Brink Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast awarded a multipleaward design-build construction contract (MACC) July 14 to seven small businesses for work throughout the Southeast. The seven small businesses include the ARTEC Group of Sarasota, Fla; OroconCarothers JV2 of Oxford, Miss; Whitesell-Green Inc. of Pensacola; Desbuild Inc. of Hyattsville, Md.; Southeast Cherokee Construction Inc. of Montgomery, Ala.; Leebcor Services, LLC of Williams-

burg, Va.; and Howard W. Pence Inc. of Elizabethtown, Ky. The first project or task order was awarded to ARTEC Group in the amount of $12,228,057, for the design and construction of the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Module Readiness Center at Naval Station Mayport. Work there is expected to be completed by February 2018. The other six entities were awarded a minimum guarantee in the amount of $1,000. “Awarding this contract brings us closer to the development of additional infrastructure necessary to support homeporting of littoral combat ships at Naval Station Mayport,” said Capt. Wes McCall, commanding officer, Naval Station

Mayport. “LCS is the future of our Navy and we are excited to be part of that future.” MACC contracts are used to prequalify a group of contractors with respect to performance, experience, capability and safety, and then task orders are issued to them for projects which meet the parameters of each MACC. MACCs ultimately save the government time and resources. Work to be performed under the MACC includes new construction, renovation, alteration, demolition and repair work in support of Department of Defense activities, and all work will be performed primarily in the NAVFAC

Southeast area of responsibility. Projects issued under this contract will require either single discipline or multi-discipline design services, or may include 100 percent performance specifications. The seven vendors will compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract for the 60month term of the contract, which includes a base year and four option years, and is expected to be completed by July 2021. Small business, which includes 8(a) firms, play a vital role in the American economy – employing half of the country’s workforce, creating nearly two out of every three new American jobs.


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NMOTC launches Navy’s first flight medic course By HM2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs

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he Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute (NAMI) launched a new course July 11 at the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) in Pensacola for seven search and rescue hospital corpsmen. The Flight Medic Course (FMC) is where SAR corpsmen will receive their required flight medical training. In the past, this training was done mostly within Sailors’ respective commands. No formal course existed to provide standardized training across the fleet until the Navy joined with the Army and Air Force in 2004 to provide a more structured education. Now, the services have decided to go their separate ways with the last joint program ending April 1. The Navy course moved from Fort Rucker, Ala., to Pensacola with many changes along the way. “This program was starting from the ground up,” said Lt. Cmdr. Malissa Wickersham, FMC department head, who arrived at NAMI in January to take on the daunting task. “Logistically, it’s been interesting.” The logistics included everything from ordering textbooks to placing a full-size simulation helicopter. NAMI set up simulated H-60 and V-22 Osprey aircraft, as they are the current

operational standard in the fleet. Aside from the logistical requirements, the curriculum has received minor changes as well. Wickersham said most of the course content will remain the same including foundations of international trauma life support, pediatric education for prehospital professionals, and advanced cardiovascular life support classes. NAMI has added more classroom study in anatomy and physiology, which has lengthened the course from five to seven weeks. This will also allow instructors to provide explanations of why certain techniques are used as they are teaching them – a common complaint that arose in the previous course. The FMC was launched in only a matter of months, and Wickersham anticipates continued changes in the future as class sizes grow to the expected 12 students, perhaps even more as long as the 2-1 student-to-instructor ratio is maintained. Wickersham is fully confident in the new FMC and its staff, despite the quick timeline

HM2 Tracey Farris (left), from Arvin, Calif., an intensive care corpsman embarked aboard USS Kearsarge attached to Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 4, records a patient’s vital signs during a medical evacuation drill in an MV-22 Osprey. Photo by MC3 Tyler Preston

to get the course set up and possible changes in the future. “Every instructor here has been involved with search and rescue (operations), either in the billet or as an in-route care nurse in the back of a helicopter transporting patients,” she said. “We’ve all been deployed to a war zone and have the real-life experience.” She also believes the challenges of getting the course up and running will all be worth it as the students come through for training. “Teaching these hands-on skills to students is going to be

a huge reward,” Wickersham said. The students in the class seem equally excited to be part of Navy Medicine’s newest education program. “What better way to practice Navy Medicine than in the back of a helicopter,” said HN Alexander Moser, a FMC student. “It feels respectable to make history and pave the way for future corpsmen to follow.” HA Jace R. Borowiak, also an FMC student, agreed, adding, “When I wake up, my job is to help people. It’s an adrenaline rush, and the fast-

paced medicine is what I am looking forward to as a SAR corpsman.” NAMI is part of NMOTC, the global leader in operational medicine, supporting multiple detachments throughout the country in training for operational medicine and aviation survival. For more information, visit www.face www.navy.mil, book.com/ usnavy, or www. twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/nmsc/.


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Veteran pilot from Milton reflects on career in flight Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

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s the aircraft approached the carrier, it became clear that this would be no ordinary landing. Putting a Vought F4U Corsair down on an aircraft carrier was a tricky task under ideal circumstances. But this day, the seas would be an enemy as fierce as any Eugene “Red” James had faced during his time in the Pacific campaign in World War II. As he approached the ship, the carrier pitched side-to-side like a metronome in the 20-foot swells. With no choice but to commit to a landing, James called upon every bit of his training and experience as a Marine Corps pilot. He turned his craft into the wind, lined up his approach, and dropped from the sky towards the roiling deck. Journalist Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation,” the men and women who served around the globe during World War II and the Korean War. There are countless stories of heroism, sacrifice and perseverance that justify that nickname. Each member of the Greatest Generation has their own personal stories, tales of their contributions to the war effort. James, a World War II and Korean War decorated veteran, is one of them. He also has strong ties to Milton and the history of Whiting Field. Sitting in his living room in Milton, James’ recollections of his time as a Marine Corps and Navy pilot, culminating as an instructor pilot at NAS Whiting Field (NASWF), are lively and remarkable. James also maintains a tangible connection to his aviation past: a treasure trove of photos, documents, uniforms and memorabilia. James’ medals, logbooks, citations,

flight suit and other mementos serve as his connection to his aviation accomplishments, and allow him to share his experiences with others. Born in Brewton, Ala., in 1922, James was raised in West Virginia. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, James enlisted in the Marine Corps and was designated as a naval aviator at NAS Pensacola in 1943. His training then took him to NAS Jacksonville, where he trained on the F4U Corsair, and was later assigned to MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., and Mojave, Calif., where he trained to become an aircraft carrier pilot. Looking back on his Corsair training, James still has vivid recollections of his instructors and his first lesson in flying that airframe. “I remember one of my first lessons,” James said. “Back then, I was in a one seater, and the instructor was standing on the wing, and he would say ‘punch this, punch that, touch that, now go.’ ” James’affinity for the Corsair is obvious. “The Corsair had 2,000 horses,” he said. “The F6F (Grumman Hellcat) was not as good of an airplane as the Corsair. I always looked forward to jumping in the Corsair.” In June 1945, James got his first

Area veteran 94-year-old Eugene “Red” James holds a Marine flightsuit and wartime photo with a Vought F4U Corsair.

taste of combat during the Battle of Okinawa as a member of VMF311 “Hell’s Bells.” This unit gained notoriety for being the first to use the Corsair as a close airsupport dive bomber in support of Marines on the ground. Following the American victory on Okinawa, James saw service on the Japanese mainland. Upon conclusion of the war, Red transferred to the Marine Corps reserves, married his wife of nearly 70 years, Dorothy, and had children. Life was peaceful until he was recalled to active duty upon commencement of hostilities in Korea. Because of his training and experience flying the Corsair, James was assigned to the famous VMA/F-312 “Checkerboarders,” and soon found himself flying combat missions from the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE 116) and the USS Bataan (CVL 29). During this period, James flew 101 combat missions, earning seven Air Medals and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, as well as the Purple Heart. It was while returning from one of these combat missions that James found himself on that

harrowing approach to the carrier. As he approached the ship, he carefully timed his touchdown to coincide with the time at which the ship was at the midpoint of its back-and-forth rolling. Skillfully and gingerly, James placed his aircraft down on the flight deck. Upon climbing out of the plane, James noticed that his left wheel was barely on the edge of the flight deck, inches away from disaster. Following his service in Korea, James and his wife felt the calling of the Florida Panhandle and settled down in Milton, where James served in several capacities at Whiting Field: instructor pilot, schedules officer, flight officer, and assistant officer-in-charge of Whiting South Field Flight Unit. James’ service in the Marine Corp ended in 1956. During his time at Whiting Field, James was highly regarded for both his flying skills as well as for his abilities as an instructor. In a handwritten letter from student pilot George L. Hodge dated October 1953, James was heralded by Hodge for identifying and helping re-

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solve each student’s shortcomings. “I think you are an excellent pilot,” Hodge wrote, “And I feel fortunate to have had you to help me through Whiting.” After his distinguished service in the Marines, James founded a construction company in Milton. The company was a success, and many of the buildings and homes we see every day in Milton were built by him. As an active participant in Milton civic life, James served as president of both the Lion’s Club and the Navy League. He was also named a Knights of Columbus grand knight. On two occasions, James was honored as Santa Rosa County’s man of the year. One legacy of James’ flying career can be seen displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. The museum has a static display of an F4U Corsair, tail number 18; James piloted that very aircraft during his service in the Korean War. Recently, James was invited to participate in the museum’s Discovery Saturday series, in which the role of the Corsair was highlighted. “What are the odds?” James said. “They made 12,571 Corsairs, and what are the odds that I had flown this one?” Even at age 94, James’ enthusiasm for flight has not waned. He took to the skies over Pensacola Beach as a member of the Veteran’s Flight for the 2016 Pensacola Beach Air Show, “Red, White, and Blues.” Members of the Greatest Generation can be considered “living libraries,” keepers of memories and experiences that can never be replaced. As the members of that generation pass away, those memories and experiences can be lost as well. Men and women like James serve their country one last time by sharing, documenting, archiving their thoughts and memories of one of the most pivotal periods in American history. When asked what advice he had for today’s aviators, James replied confidently, “Live life like you’re going to live forever.”


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School physicals available at NHP

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports Physical Rodeo. The next session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, July 23, at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 30 and Aug. 6. Appointments are needed and can be made by calling NHP Family Medicine at 505-7120. The rodeo is available to anyone enrolled to NHP’s Family Medicine Clinic and is an easy and convenient way to complete school and sports physicals. Physical exams are available for children ages 4 and older and any school-age children including students new to the area. For more information, call 505-7120.

Vacation Bible School planned at NASP NAS Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. July 25-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Registration forms are available at Bldg. 634. All children of Pensacola area military, ages 4 to those entering the sixth grade in the coming school year, are invited to embark on an adventure scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Children will have an interactive experience as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Children can also share with other children by bringing canned food or dry goods throughout the week. The food will be donated to the local food bank. For more information, call 452-2342.

Fort Pickens plans candlelight tour

Gulf Islands National Seashore has scheduled its annual candlelight tour program at Fort Pickens from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, July 22. Park rangers, volunteers, and Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members will guide visitors through 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 a flashlight. The program go on rain or shine. The program is free, but there is an entrance fee for the Fort Pickens area. For additional information, call 934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.

Programs being offered for children

Two programs are being offered for children at local churches: • Warrington Presbyterian Church, 406 South Navy Blvd., is presenting “Kids Connection Summer” every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 2. The sessions are open to children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Activities will include Bible lessons, craft time, recreation time and much more. Cost is free. Lunch will be served. Pre-register at www.wpca.net. For more information, call 455-0301. • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a Vacation Bible School program from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 25-29. The sessions are open to children in kindergarten to fifth grade. For more information or to preregister, call 492-1518.

Test marathon scheduled for July 25-29

Coastline’s National Test Center will be presenting a CLEP and DSST Test Marathon July 25-29. Coastline’s National Test Center is located onboard NAS Pensacola in the Navy College Building. Testers can arrive at any time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and complete the tests without a reservation. Testers need to bring two forms of identification and a registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information, or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam; contact Wendy Spradlin at 4559577 or wspradlin@coastline.edu.

Two school employees to be roasted

Escambia Christian School, 3311 West Moreno St., has scheduled a Roast & Toast event Aug. 6 in honor of two longtime employees, Robert and Karen Akers. All profits will go to the launching of the Akers’ Scholarship Fund. In August, Robert Akers will begin his 38th year and Karen Akers will begin her 36th year at the school. The event will be held in the school gym. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Make checks payable to: Escambia Christian School and mail to 906 West Michigan Ave., Pensacola, FL 32505. The deadline for reservations is July 30. For more information, contact Billy Morris at 417-2919.

Jazz event includes special honors

Where Are My Sisters (WAMS) is presenting an Inspired to Inspire Evening of Honors and Jazz at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. “American Idol” finalist La Porsha Renae will be the keynote speaker and she is scheduled to perform. Other performers will include the local jazz band Groove Symphony and Alicia Waters. Heavy hors

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Coast Guard speakers next in line The Heroes Among Us speaker series will continue with U.S. Coast Guard Night at 6 p.m. July 28 at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park. Guests of honor will be Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Vince Jansen, an aviation safety instructor at the Naval School of Aviation Safety, and BMC Melvin Zebrowski, the commander of the Aids to Navigation Team in Pensacola. The event is presented by the Marine Corps League, Corp. J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for the Marines in Distress Fund. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. The speaker series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service who distinguished themselves in combat operations. At each event, guests discuss their experiences and the audience is given time to ask questions. The series will continue on the last Thursday of each month through October. For more information, go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com.

d’oeuvres will be served. Ladies and organizations scheduled to be honored include Mamie Hixon, Rishy Studer, Sarah Banner and the Junior League of Pensacola. Tickets are $45, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Favor House or Northwest Florida, a domestic violence center. For more information, contact Terri Marshall at 554-4942 or go to https://www.facebook.com/ Where-Are-My-Sisters-119884781415419.

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is presenting the following workshops: • “How to do Business with the National Park Service” is being presented by Government Contracting Services from 9 a.m. to noon July 27 at 9999 University Parkway. There is no cost for the workshop. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.” • A Lunch-N-Learn session entitled “Put Your Business in the News” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Learn how to write a press release and identify the various local media outlets to pitch your business news story. An option to purchase a media contact list will be available at the workshop. You can bring your lunch. There is no fee, but you should pre-register on the chamber’s website at http://web.pensacolachamber.com/events/SeminarSeries-Put-Your-Business-in-the-News-2727/details. For more information, call 438-4081.

The event is being presented by the 2016 Navy Ball Committee. You must have a valid fishing license and only legal fish can be kept. Be advised, no alcohol or vehicles are allowed on the pier. Also, you are not allowed to gut fish on the pier. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. James Walker by phone at 452-8974 or by e-mail at james.m.walker3@navy.mil.

Registration starting at Troy University

Troy University is currently accepting applications for Term I (Aug. 15 to Oct. 16). Registration begins July 25 and ends Aug. 14. Troy University offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online as well as a classroom-based master of science of counseling and psychology at the Pensacola Support Center, 2114 Airport Blvd., Suite 1150. For more information on classes and military and family scholarships, call 287-4102 or e-mail James Robert Morrison at jrmorrison@troy.edu.

School-age care programs available

Register now for school-age care at Corry Child Youth Center. As part of the child care, either before care, after care or both, the center provides transportation to and from Hellen Caro, Blue Angels, AK Suter, Pleasant Grove, Myrtle Grove elementary schools and Bailey Middle School. Suter, an “A”-rated school, is the only school that currently has space and is now accepting child care transfers. There are only 70 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. AK Suter is located on Cervantes Street near Bayou Texar. The school is only eight miles away from Corry housing, which is closer than Hellen Caro. Contact the school at 595-6810 to schedule a tour. For further information, call Carissa Bergosh, NASP School Liaison Officer, at 712-4105 or email Carissa.bergosh@navy.mil.

Food donation campaign underway

The 2016 Feds Feed Families started June 1 and continues through Aug. 31. Non-perishable food donations can be placed in collection boxes around the base and at the NASP Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, and at various commands around the base. Donation boxes are located at NAS Pensacola Command Headquarters, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. For more information on the campaign, go to www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=f eds-feed-families. For details on drop-off locations or other local information, contact the NASP Chaplain’s Office at 452-2341.

DoD planning virtual education fair

The Christmas in July Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 and noon to 4 p.m. July 24 at Bldg. 4000 at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90. Some outdoor vendor spots are still available at a cost of $40 each. Vendors can get more information by e-mailing outdoorclubvendor@yahoo.com. The event is sponsored by the PSC Outdoor Club, and proceeds go to scholarships and student leadership training. For more information, call Debra Bigelow-Jordan, at (850) 484-4420.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Program will present its second pilot DoD virtual education fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11 in an effort to help make higher education more accessible to service members, veterans and family members. Registration is required to participate and is open at www.dodeducationfair.com. Registration will be open throughout the event providing participants anywhere in the world easy access to benefits and information necessary to reach their individual educational goals. To ensure connectivity, participants are encouraged to use mobile devices, if unable to access the event via government computers. “The online platform offers a no-pressure atmosphere for participants to discuss education programs, services and affordable options with more than 40 academic institutions and government organizations,” said Dawn Bilodeau, chief of DoD Voluntary Education.

Flora-Bama marking 50th with film

Program to help veterans find jobs

Christmas in July Festival announced

The Flora-Bama will present a movie screening event July 25 to mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (VMPF) will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from the entry tickets sold at $10 each. The new documentary, “Flora-Bama 50 Years,” took more than two years to complete. The event will be held at the Flora-Bama; gates open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet session with the producers, stars of the film and volunteers from Veterans Memorial Park. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a question-and-answer session to follow. For more information on Veterans Memorial Park, call 434-6119 or go to http://www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/.

Times announced for fishing on pier

Authorized base personnel are invited to go Fishing on the Pier from sunrise to 7 p.m. July 30 and sunrise to noon July 31 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Allegheny Pier (also known as Alpha Pier). The pier is on the corner of South Avenue and East Avenue. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

The Panhandle Warrior Partnership (PWP) has entered into an agreement of understanding with WarriorsWorking to provide their proprietary employee-matching technology for PWP veterans and local employers. The non-profit group works with veterans in Northwest Florida to ensure they have the support and assistance they need to gain employment, education, benefits, healthcare and housing PWP Executive Director Dan Verda said the new technology will improve the services already offered by the organization. For more information, go to www.panhandlewarriors.org or www.warriorsworking.com.

USS Lexington reunion in September

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at bobdimo@cox.net or by phone at 492-3483.

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Summer stargazing

See the International Space Station from your backyard

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NASA’s Juno is now poised to shine a spotlight on the origins and interior structure of the largest planet in our solar system. As the world waits for Juno’s first closeup images of Jupiter (to be taken Aug. 27 during the spacecraft’s next pass by the planet), NASA continues to explore the solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alone in the universe. “Juno is the latest example of the extraordinary science we have to look forward to right in our own solar system,” said NASA Planetary Division Director Jim Green. “There are many uncharted, promising worlds and objects we are eager to explore with our current and future missions.” The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope), set to launch in 2018, can observe not only faint objects across the universe, but also all of Earth’s neighboring planets and their moons within the solar system. Webb’s angular and spectral resolution will allow us to observe these targets with unprecedented sensitivity and even follow geologic activity. With Juno exploring Jupiter, NASA is also intrigued by its largest moons. Io’s intense geological activity makes it the most volcanically active world in the solar system,

One of the best shows in town is free, and is coming to a sky near you – on a regular basis. The International Space Station (ISS), whose construction began in 1998, is the result of international development, research and cooperation between five participant space agencies from the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and Europe. Though the space shuttle program has ended, international flights are planned to keep the ISS operational through 2020 and possibly until 2028. As the largest space station facility ever orbited, it is quite easily visible to the naked eye. No telescope is necessary to view the ISS as it passes over Pensacola on its regular orbits. Appearing as a bright, moving “star,” the ISS can be seen shortly after dark and before dawn. Binoculars help to locate the ISS but are not necessary. NASA’s website for the ISS gives local information by city for locating and observing the ISS and any supply ships, if they are scheduled to rendezvous. To observe the ISS on its next pass, visit http://spotthestation. nasa.gov. Click on “Location Lookup.” The time, duration of the flyover, elevation angle in the sky and compass headings are listed. Set an alarm on your watch or cell phone so you don’t miss it. You can sign up for e-mail alerts, too. It’s easy and fun to be a part of the ongoing ISS mission – as an active observer.

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something Webb could potentially follow-up with. And NASA has selected nine science instruments for a future mission to investigate whether Europa – a mysterious moon that scientists believe to have a liquid ocean beneath its icy surface – hosts habitable environments. Hubble, with its suite of upgraded instruments, has captured Jupiter’s auroras and found evidence of saltwater on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. The mission has been extended another five years, and NASA expects it to

continue to provide excellent science. On July 14, NASA celebrated the one-year anniversary of New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto, which brought the world unprecedented views of the dwarf planet and its moon, Charon. The mission has been extended to study an object in the Kuiper belt, an icy field of early building blocks of the solar system packed with primordial organics. In September, NASA will launch OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith

Explorer), the first U.S. mission to a near-Earth asteroid (Bennu) to collect a sample for return to Earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx will help unlock secrets of the history of our solar system, and shed light on how life may have come to be on our planet. “We are fortunate to live during a time when grand scientific quests are possible, and in a country that values curiosity and discovery as inherently noble pursuits,” said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Local stargazes from EAAA; astronomy links and highlights From Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association

For August, the new moon is on Aug. 2. On the evening of Aug. 4, the waxing crescent moon will be just south of Mercury at 8 p.m., with brighter Venus to the lower right near the horizon, and Jupiter to their upper left. The moon passes just below Jupiter on the evening of Aug. 5. The moon is first quarter Aug. 10, and will not interfer with the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on the mornings of Aug. 12-13 this year. From a dark observing site, you can expect about a meteor a minute from 11 p.m. until dawn, with the radiant, Perseus, rising in the northeast about 11 p.m. The waxing gibbous moon passes 8 degrees north of Mars Aug. 12, then 4 degrees north of Saturn as well. The full moon, the Green Corn moon, occurs Aug. 18. The last quarter moon is

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Aug. 25, rising about midnight. While the naked eye, dark adapted by several minutes away from any bright lights, is a wonderful instrument to stare up into deep space, binoculars are better for spotting specific deep sky objects. For a detailed map of northern hemisphere skies, about July 31 visit the www.skymaps.com website and download the map for August 2016; it will have a more extensive calendar, and list of best objects for the naked eyes and binoculars. For the 40th year, the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA) is presenting sky interpretation sessions at Battery Worth inside Fort Pickens. The group will set up about sunset Aug. 5. They will also set up for the Perseid Meteor shower on the evening of Aug. 12, and on into the morning of the Aug. 13 at Battery Worth. The group will be back for deep sky observing Sept. 2 and finally Sept. 30. The

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Milky Way is spectacular on clear fall evenings under the dark clear skies of Fort Pickens. Be sure to bring along your binoculars, lawn chairs and beach blankets. Free star charts and information on the EAAA will also be provided at all free public observing sessions. EAAA returns to the pavilion in Pensacola Beach for sidewalk astronomy gazes Aug.12-13 for public planet and moon watch with meteor shower watch after midnight on the beach, then again Sept. 9-10, with the final gazes Oct. 7-8 for observing the first quarter moon and planets in evening sky. For more information on the Escambia Amateur Astronomers, visit www.eaaa.net, Facebook at “Escambia Amateur Astronomers,” or or e-mail the group’s sponsor, Dr. Wayne Wooten at wwooten@ pensacolastate.edu.

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The parents of Renaissance astronomer Copernicus once scolded him, saying “Copernicus, young man – when are you going to come to terms with the fact that the world does not revolve around you?” How far can you see on a clear day? Nintey-three million miles ... from here to the sun. How many astronomers does it take to change a light bulb? None. Astronomers aren’t afraid of the dark. What is more useful: the sun or the moon? The moon, because the moon shines at night when you want the light, whereas the sun shines during the day when you don’t need it. The best thing about NASA’s programs: your tax dollar is guaranteed to go farther.


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NAS Pensacola command names Sailors of the Quarter From staff reports

The NAS Pensacola command’s Sailors of the Quarter (SoQs), second quarter 2016, were recognized at a quarters/awards ceremony held June 17 in Bldg. 1534. These Sailors displayed exceptional leadership and strong sense of personal responsibility that had a profound impact on the success of the command. NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin recognized Senior SoQ ABH1 Dervin Gardner, SoQ QM2 Angel Herrera, Junior SoQ RP3 Braelen Gasser and BJoQ ABEAN Sean Weimer. According to his nomination, Gardner has “continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as divisional leading petty officer, airfield facilities support division, for the air operations department. “Your enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the air operations department and the command as a whole. Your performance and devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on a job well done.” Herrera was cited for his

SSoQ ABH1 Dervin Gardner

SoQ QM2 Angel Herrera

JSoQ RP3 Braelen Gasser

BJoQ ABEAN Sean Weimer

work in the first lieutenant division at base headquarters. “(He has) continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as divisional leading petty officer, first lieutenant division, for the administrative department. Your enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the administrative department and the command as a whole.” Gasser’s professionalism in RP duties were noted in his write-up. “You have continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as the religious program specialist for chaplain’s office ... Your enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the chaplain office and the command as a whole. Your performance and

devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service.” Weimer’s performance at

NASP Air Ops set him apart. “Your enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the air operations department and the com-

mand as a whole. Your performance and devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service.”

NAS Pensacola command picnic at Ski Beach ... Burgers, hot dogs and water activities were on the to-do list July 8 as the NAS Pensacola command held its annual picnic, this year at the base’s MWR Ski Beach facility. Sailors and family members beat the heat with shade, cool drinks and Ski Beach’s water-borne rental equipment. (Right) NASP CO Capt. Christoper Martin, at left joins the line as RPCS Melanise Bradley, SH1 LaJoy Battle and RP1 LaRosa Johnson fire up the grills. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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High school students performing musical at PSC Story, photo from Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College’s 26th annual Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) features 33 local high school students in the musical comedy, “Crazy for You,” July 22-24 and July 29-31. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, “Crazy for You” is a classic Gershwin blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment

“Crazy for You” cast members includes from left: Ethan Price as Bobby Child, Emily Chaney as Polly Baker, Veronica Lindholm as Irene Roth, and DeAngelo Beasley as Bela Zangler.

and showmanship. The story revolves around a banker with a yen for show business who is sent to foreclose on a theater.

After falling in love with the local postmistress, he decides to put on a show to save the theater and riotous entertainment

ensues. The cast features students from the following high schools: Catholic, Michael Tobias; Florida Virtual, Cristina Fabbro; Gulf Breeze, Emma Chestney, Sophia Holston, John McLeod, Pepper Rice; Interlochen Arts, Emily Chaney; Milton, Alyssa Allen; Navarre, Kathan Brannon, Aden Burkhardt, Benjamin Maxey, Kirsten Rude, Jessica Wright; Pace, Ava Fitzgerald, Veronica Lindholm, Emily Lipford, Ethan Price, Gage Rodgers; Pensacola Christian, Mischel Johnson; Pensacola, Madison Payne, Olivia Whitner; Tate, Delaney Beal, Troy Craig, Mallory Nelson; Washington,

DeAngelo Beasley, Laura Connally, Delaney Dean, Afton Fagan, Emma Jensen, Ashley Johnston; and West Florida, Amaris Ball, Kismet Dunkerley, Paige Hurst. SHOW is a tuition-free theater program for high school students offered by PSC each summer since 1991. All tickets are $16. They are available online at http://lyceum.pensacolastate. edu/tickets-information/ and at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and one hour before each performance. For reservations and information, call 484-1847.


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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 www.navymwrpensacola.com.

The Hall of Recognition at the National Naval Aviation Museum now includes a digital donor wall and a display that pays tribute to U.S. Navy Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52), the Knight Riders.

Story, photo from Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will unveil the recently-renovated Hall of Recognition at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. today, July 22, on the mezzanine level of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM). Members of the foundation’s board of trustees, the museum’s director and staff and local dignitaries are expected to attend the ceremony. The Hall of Recognition is dedicated to the thousands of individuals and organizations who have made the NNAM a reality. Renovations to the hall include the installation of a new six-screen digital donor recognition wall, a large-for-

sented by family members Jonathan and Janice Korda, as well as a number of former members of VA-52 for their contributions to the museum during the ceremony. The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation, and is one of Florida’s most visited museums. Admission is free and the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.

mat touch screen donor kiosk, and a special tribute to Navy Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52), the Knight Riders. Funding for the renovations were made possible by the estate of the late U.S. Navy Lt. David A. Webb, a former Knight Rider, and his wife, Jean Ann, who contributed nearly $1 million to the foundation through the Wings of Gold Society planned giving program. As part of the recent renovation, the foundation has developed a tribute to the Knight Riders, including a wall mural of the attack squadron’s first aircraft, the A-1 Skyraider, and video interviews with former Knight Riders. The foundation will recognize the Webb estate, repre-

At the movies FRIDAY

“Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Shallows,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Free State of Jones,� R, 7:40 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Finding Dory� (2D), PG, noon and 2:10 p.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (2D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “The Shallows,� PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,� PG-13, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Warcraft� (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (3D), PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Now You See Me 2,� PG-13, noon; “Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Shallows,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“The Shallows,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Free State of Jones,� R, 7 p.m.; “Finding Dory� (3D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Finding Dory� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Shallows,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Now You See Me 2,� PG-13, 7:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Free admission to all movies on Wednesdays: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows� (2D), PG-13, noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Me Before You,� PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Conjuring 2,� R, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.; “Warcraft� (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,� PG-13, 7:30 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

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• Movies on the Lawn: “Minions,â€? rated PG, is scheduled for tomorrow, July 23. Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday through Aug. 13 at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. In case of rain, movies will be canceled. For information, call 452-2372. • Auditions for children: Children interested in theater can audition 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 25 at the NASC Theater, Bldg. 633 for the • Family Summer Missoula ChilSplash: Come celedren’s Theatre probefore the duction of brate school year begins. “Sleeping Beauty.â€? About 50 to 60 The free Family Sumchildren will be mer Splash event is cast to appear. scheduled for 10 a.m. After a week of re- to 2 p.m. Aug. 6. MWR hearsals, the per- is pulling out all the is stops with 10 wet and formance scheduled for 5:30 dry inflatable games obstacle p.m. July 30. For in- including courses, slides, slip formation, contact and slides, and more. the Youth Center at Also try your skills on 452-2417. the bungee jumping • 2016 A.C. and the jousting ring Read Match Play games. There also will Championship: July 22-24 at A.C. be kiddie pools with Read Golf Course age appropriate water at Naval Air Sta- play as well as a water tion Pensacola. gun play area for the $145 per person older children. The or $290 per team. event is free to all Register today; MWR authorized paspace limited. For trons and there will be more information, food and beverages available for purchase. call 452-2454. • Navy Child For more information, D e v e l o p m e n t call 452-3806. Home Program: You can earn $7,000 to $48,000 a year working from home as a Child Development Home Provider. Attend a free orientation class from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 25-29 in Bldg. 4119 at NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Get Golf Ready Clinics: For five weeks, PGA golf professionals will teach you the basics of the swing at A.C. Read Golf Course at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Clinic dates are Mondays through Aug. 1 or Aug. 15 to Sept. 12; Wednesdays through Aug. 3 or Aug. 17 to Sept. 14; and Fridays through Aug. 5 or Aug. 19 to Sept. 16. Register at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ACReadGolfClub. For information, call 452-2454. • FootGolf: Try a new sport at A.C. Read Golf Course: They have a new FootGolf Course. Cost is $9 for military and guests, $10 for DoD and guests and $5 or age 17 and younger. For information, call 452-2454.

Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. 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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

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• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • 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 http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Healing the Angry Brain: Six weekly sessions start 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 26. Program offers neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. Pre-registration is required; contact Susan Rivazfar at susan. rivazfar@navy.mil or 452-5611. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 25. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Training positions open: Are you a military spouse looking for a part time position? The Military Child Education Coali-

tion is hiring trainers for the Parent to Parent program in the Pensacola area. If you would like more information on family employment, call 452-5990. • Time Management: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 30 and Sept. 20. You have all the time you need to get done what you want. The secret is not more time: It’s using your time more effectively. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Smooth Move: Are you about to PCS? Learn how to apply for travel allowance, plan a relocation budget, and get tips on personal property shipping and storage. For more information, call 452-5990. • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. While eliminating stress is unrealistic, managing stress is an attainable and realistic goal that can be achieved by a number of strategies. Learn some techniques. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-

teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.


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Two cemetery lots, Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze. Under large oak tree, farthest from street, easy access. $1250 each. Nicely maintained cemetery. 850292-1035.

Tree stand. Old man climber. Like new condition. Compound hunting bow for deer. Completely dressed. $150 for both. 454-9486.

F r e e disassembled lumber from large deck. All sizes and lengths. Treated. You haul. North of Navy Hospital. 850-453-9291.

Vintage twin bedroom set. Includes 2 dressers, 2 beds, 2 nightstands and assorted wall hangings. 850-458-9797.

Rollaway bed, Sealy Posturpedic full mattress with the Pets Pets frame. New, 6 months old. 407CKC Boxer 431-3699. puppies for sale Brindle/ Naval Aviation White and Sol- framed prints, id White. $350 Vietnam. Enterfemales, $400 prise on Yankee males. Call 337- Stadium 34x44. 499-4988 or USS DeHaven 337-287-0566. escorting USS Coral Sea @ Articles for Sale Articles for Sale Tonkin Gulf 39x31. ArtSurf fishing. ist R.G. Smith. New 10 ft Surf See photos: rod with match- http://pensacola. ing reel. Plus c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / extra large Pla- art/5542437987. no tackle box ht filled with inshore tackle. Loveseat-sized $50 for both or hide-a-bed with will separate. Sealy Postur497-1167. pedic mattress. B l u i s h - g r a y. Rifle custom $110 OBO. Like bolt action. new. 850-221223 cal. walnut 9692. stock set trigger. Perfect in all Dive bag w/ 7 respects. $500. compartments. 417-1694. All zippers work. $20. 850-4504467.

New women’s maxi dresses. Capris. Yoga pants. Sizes mediumlarge. $8 each. All must go. 850458-3821.

jackets, safety pants. Cover and helmet. Runs great! $2,500/OBO. 920-254-6377. Ask for Rick. rickkiesau@ Printer/Scanner gmail.com. - Epson all in one $20. Film Misc Misc Camera - 35mm Chinon Genesis Ling Tower III w/ case. $65. a l u m i n u m . Both great for 93.5’ tall. student projects. 7 6 x 7 5 x 7 1 x 7 5 . 850-463-8611. Platform 57” high. $300. 850For sale: Glock 221-4399. 23 Gen 4 w/ case. 15 and C a t a m a r a n 30 RDS Mag. mast. Aluminum Crimson Trace 35ft. $100. 850Guard Green La- 221-4399. ser Beam Attach. $500. Firm for Boat 18’ Lund. all. Contact Riley 50 HP motor. at 850-450-7709. Trailer. $2500, sold as is. 850Auto Auto 221-4399.

New women’s size 11 sandals, name brand sneakers, and handbags. $10$15 each. All must go. 850458-3821.

86 BMW E Series. Repaired too late for trip to California. Many new parts. Needs paint. $3500. 850-3320992.

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