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CNRSE holds change of command Story, photo by MC2 (SW/AW/EXW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson relieved Rear Adm. Rick Williamson as Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 18. The time-honored ceremony marked an end to Williamson’s leadership of the command that supports and guides 17 installations throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Vice Adm. William D. French, the commander

of Navy Installations Command, served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. Originally from Wimberley, Texas, Jackson entered the United States Naval Academy in July 1984, earning a bachelor’s of science degree in physics with an emphasis in oceanography. She later went on to earn a graduate degree from George Washington University in engineering management and became qualified as a joint specialty officer. She has served onboard five U.S. Navy ships, in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets with deployed operations in

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Instructor ABH1 Jessica Roman, center, works with a group of children at NAS Pensacola’s Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) summer camp.

Students complete DEFY summer camp Story, photo by Katelyn Barton PAO Intern

Rear Adm. Mary Jackson and Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson shake hands following the official turnover during the Commander, Navy Region Southeast change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. During the ceremony, Jackson accepted command from Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson. Williamson will be reporting to Norfolk, Va., as Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

Students celebrated their graduation from the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) summer camp program onboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) July 17. “The camp has been extremely successful,” said AMC William Goldacker, local coordinator for the nationwide program. “This allows children to come together as a group in order to learn about basic life skills.” This year, 26 students participated in the first phase of the eight-day DEFY camp, which is designed to

foster positive relationships between the children and role models and to discourage drug use and gang involvement. Camp mentors, consisting of volunteers, will continue to meet with the students one weekend per month throughout the remainder of the year during DEFY’s second phase, which is designed to continue progress and further build those relationships. The second phase of the program will begin in early to mid-September. The second phase sessions will last two to three hours and will emphasize everything learned in the first phase.

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Navy training leader meets with Mustangs By Joy Samsel NETC PAO

Addressing an audience of limited duty officers (LDO) and chief warrant officers (CWO) from commands throughout the Gulf Coast area July 16, Rear Adm. Mike White, Commander, Naval Education and Training

Command (NETC), said Mustangs are unique leaders. The remarks were made at the quarterly meeting and luncheon of the Emerald Coast Mustang Association (ECMA) held at the Mustin Beach Club onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

NASP collecting for Feds Feeds Families From NASP Chaplain’s Office

The annual Feds Feed Families campaign is in full swing aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). So far, 1,422 pounds of non-perishable food and household items have been collected at NASP, according to Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren. Orren said the goal for NASP is to collect 58,000 pounds by the Aug. 27 deadline for the end of the campaign. You can bring your non-perishable food items to the following drop-off locations: • NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office, Bldg. 634. • NASP Command Headquarters (Richardson

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White is the community flag officer sponsor for the LDO/CWO community in the Navy. He monitors the strength and management of the officers and acts as an advocate for the assignment and community structure within the Navy. “You have a unique blend of

experience, technical expertise and perspective that make you outstanding role models for junior Sailors, and exemplary advisers for senior officers,” White said. “The difference between some maritime forces and ours is our cadre of Mustangs and enlisted leaders to whom we delegate responsibil-

ity and authority. They are problem solvers who can take a basic direction and turn it into positive results.” To help illustrate the point, White told a story he heard about Adm. Chester Nimitz. “It is said that during the peak

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And the winner is ... More than 1,200 people attended NASP MWR’s MMA Friday Night Fights held July 18 at the NATTC Charles E. Taylor Hangar. (Left-Right) Announcer Troy Kirkinburg calls the results of the 160-pound class fight; Patrick Brett, referee Larry Downs Jr. and winner MA2 Robert Yamashita of NASP Security. Yamashita reported to NASP in January 2013. He is assigned to the security department’s patrol division. Yamashita has travelled with the All Navy Wrestling team and has attended U.S. Olympic Team training camps. He is currently ranked sixth nationally in the discipline of grappling. More MMA Friday Night Fights are planned; check back at http://naspensacolamwr.com. Photo by Billy Enfinger

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July 25, 2014


Blue Angels Fat Albert temporarily replaced by Ernie The back-up C-130 “Ernie” will augment the team as the transport C-130 aircraft until Fat Albert The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the is cleared safe to fly. Blue Angels, will be temporarily replacing their C-130 afThe mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance fectionately known as “Fat Albert” with another C-130 on Navy recruiting and credibly represent Navy and loan from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR- 452). The temporary aircraft on loan from VMGR-452, nicknamed “Ernie,” will serve as a replacement transport aircraft for the team, but will not be performing any flight demonstrations while on loan to the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels utilize a C-130 each year to transport both maintenance and support team members, as well as equipment to each air show. The aircraft also serves as the opening act of Blue Angels flight demonstration performances, demonstrating the tactical flight characteristics of the C-130 aircraft. Fat Albert has been out of operation since June 2014, due to maintenance issues caused by a bird strike. Since the bird strike, the Blue Angels have relied on utilizing fleet assets including temporary assistance from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252), commercial truck transport, and Navy Air Logistics Office (NALO) flights in order to move equipment and personnel to air shows.

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the Atlantic, Caribbean, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and Western Pacific areas of operation. Her command tours including serving as commanding officer, USS McFaul (DDG 74), and commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval installation. Most recently, she served as chief of staff to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. “It is an honor and priviledge to become a part of such a dynamic team of Sailors and civilians,” Jackson said. “And I look forward to challenges we’ll tackle together.” Jackson will be the region’s 44th commander. Williamson is a Jacksonville, Fla., native and a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelor’s in computer science. He also holds a master’s in business administration from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. Williamson reported to CNRSE from his previous assignment as Commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill. “I have had such an incredible experience leading an CNRSE outstanding team,” said Williamson. “I will always cherish the relationships that I have built during this tour.” Williamson will be reporting to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., in August to assume command.

Mentors also will check to see how each student is doing in school. The DEFY summer camp includes both indoor and outdoor activities. There were various fun and interactive indoor activities teaching students about conflict resolution, teamwork and proper etiquette. Outdoor activities included football, soccer and practicing for the presidential challenge. Students were given instruction on all types of drugs, including what they look like and do. Lessons are designed around how to identify the illegal drugs that the students should stay away from, and the legal drugs that can be found around home such as caffeine in a cup of coffee. DEFY students were also able to take field trips to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Pickens and the Corry Station Bowling Center. DEFY was developed by the Department of the Navy’s Drug Demand Reduction Task Force, who hosted the first camp for 13 children in 1993. Since then, DEFY has spread to more than 50 sites worldwide, helping hundreds of children stay away from drugs. Goldacker has been working with DEFY for two years now and plans to be a part of 15th anniversary of DEFY happening next year. The DEFY summer camp was free for any military, retired, or DOD employee children ages 9 to 12 years. For more information, call Goldacker at 901-283-3936.

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Blue Angels, T-33 formation flight at Offutt AFB ... Blue Angels solo pilots Lt. Cmdr. Dave Tickle and Lt. Mark Tedrow fly in formation with T-33 Shooting Star “Ace Maker” pilot Gregory Colyer over Offutt Air Force Base July 18. The Blues were in Nebraska for the Defenders of Freedom Offutt Air Show, July 19-20. Photo by MC2 Kathryn Macdonald FFF from page 1

Building) quarterdeck. • Naval Hospital Pensacola Pharmacy. • NASP Commissary. Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort supported by Federal employees across the nation where employees donate food and other items to be distributed to local food banks. This year’s campaign kicked off June 1. According to the USDA, hunger is a reality for one in six Americans. As a result, millions of

Americans due to no fault of their own must turn to food banks and food pantries for emergency food assistance. Since the campaign began in 2009, federal workers have donated and collected 24.1 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families across America. Navy Region Southeast is actively participating in this annual event by organizing collection and distributions locations at installations throughout the region, ensuring that all regional staff and service members have the chance

to donate. The Navy Region Southeast chaplain’s office is responsible for coordinating the program. Items on the campaign’s “most wanted” list include canned fruit in light syrup or its own juices, low sodium canned vegetables, multigrain cereals, grains such as brown rice, canned proteins, soups, 100 percent juices, condiments, snacks, baking goods and hygiene items. For details on drop-off locations or other local information, contact the NASP Chaplain’s Office at 452-2341, ext. 5.

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of World War II, Adm. Nimitz routinely left the office at dinnertime, had a meal with his wife, and walked his dog,” said White. “Clearly he had a lot to think about, and I suspect he used that time for reflection, but work was still being done, because he had delegated tremendous responsibility to his subordinates. I, too, count on my leaders at every level to interpret situations and act to meet the guidance provided.” Attending the event were LDOs and CWOs from commands throughout NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field, as well as Eglin Air Force Base. “There are many character traits that make Mustangs valuable to the Navy and Marine Corps, but the one that stands out most to me is their versatility,” said Capt. Alan Dean, commanding officer, Naval Air Technical Training Center, and a member of the Mustang group. “LDOs and CWOs are technical managers and technical experts, that because of their enlisted service, have a breadth of hard earned experience which is difficult to duplicate. You can put an LDO or CWO into virtually any leadership position, even if it's outside their area of expertise, and they will not only thrive, they will leave that job better than they found it.” For more information about NETC visit http://www.netc.navy.mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.

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

Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. For more information, contact the Blue Angels Public Affairs Office at 452-3955.

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,

Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command, talks with three members of Emerald Coast Mustang Association (ECMA), who are also members of Strike Fighter Squadron 101 from Eglin Air Force Base. CWO Glen Bartley, Lt. Gary Hudson and Lt.j.g. Heather Maclin attended the quarterly meeting and luncheon of the ECMA at the Mustin Beach Club onboard NAS Pensacola. Photo by Joy Samsel

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Tax residency can be confusing for military spouses By Lt. Charles M. Roman Region Legal Service Office Southeast, Gulfport, Miss.


lthough tax season is behind us, it is never too late to think about next year, and how you and your spouse can make decisions that will best allow your family to avoid the taxman. One thing to always remember, tax residency is a separate concept from your home-of-record (an exclusively military designation). Under the Sailors Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a service member does not pay state income tax in the state where the service member is stationed if that state is not his domicile (legal state of residence for tax purposes). Instead, the service member is taxed on his military income in his state of legal residence. For example, SN Paul, whose state of residence is Florida, does not pay income tax to the state of Virginia from his military income earnings while stationed in Norfolk, Va. Rather SN Paul will be taxed based on Florida state tax law – which has no state income tax. Furthermore, no matter where SN Paul is stationed, Florida will always remain his state of legal residence, unless he changes it. Until a few years ago, this benefit under the SCRA did not extend to service members’ spouses. Every time a service member moved, the spouse’s state of legal residence would change and the spouse would be taxed by the state on all income earned in that state.

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So before, when SN Paul moved to Norfolk, Va., with his wife Kristen; she became a Virginia resident and the state of Virginia would tax her on income earned while she lived there. The Military Spouses Residency relief act (MSRRA) changed some of the basic rules of taxation in regards to military spouses. Today, the spouse of the military member is entitled to SCRA tax protection for the same domicile (state of legal residence) of the service member – If the dependent spouse had also previously acquired the same legal domicile. Translation: If Kristen resided with SN Paul in Florida long enough to establish it as her residence when they were ordered to move to Norfolk, Kristen’s state of legal residence can be Florida. Moreover, if Kristen works while in Norfolk, she will not be taxed by Virginia – she will be subject to Florida state income tax rate (zero). Also, Kristen will not be taxed by Virginia on automobiles when they are titled solely in Kristen’s name or jointly with SN Paul. Keep in mind two things: 1) The spouse must be present with the service member in the non-domicile state pur-

suant to military orders and 2) spouses can keep prior residences if and only if they are the same as that of the service member. Eligible spouses need to designate their appropriate domicile state by filing new withholding forms with their employer. Think about changing withholding forms for next year now. There are some common misunderstandings that need to be addressed: 1. The MSRRA does not allow a spouse to pick or choose a state of legal residence. 2. The MSRRA does not allow a spouse to “inherit” or assume a service member’s domicile upon marriage. There is not a standard form to be filled out that allows a spouse to change their residency. Actually, the spouse must have lived in the state, intend to return there and have a tangible connection to the state. Connections that need to be established are: voter registration, driver’s license, professional licenses, homestead declaration, purchase of res-

idential property, registration or titling of vehicles, and even executing a will under the laws of that state. Basically, you need to show a bona-fide intent to return to the state from which the military has ordered you to move away. Note that it is not necessary to establish all of these contacts, however, the more the better. 3. The MSRAA does not allow a spouse to recapture an old abandoned domicile unless the spouse physically returns to the state with the requisite connections and intent to remain there permanently. 4. The tax exemption for working spouses only applies to wage income and income from services performed in the non-domiciliary states. Thus, if Kristen sells their Norfolk house or rents out their extra home in Virginia, she will be taxed by Virginia on this income. Also, Kristen will pay Virginia state income tax on businesses she has opened while in Norfolk. Legal residency and how it applies to your taxes is a confusing topic and is detail specific. Hopefully, the information in this article should makes the MSRRA a little easier to understand. However, this article is not intended to substitute for the personal advice of a licensed attorney. If you have more questions contact your local legal assistance JAG. The NAS Pensacola Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Southeast, Detatchment Pensacola, is at 121 Cuddahy St., Bldg. 680, Suite B, or call 452-3733 or 452-3734.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of N.W. Florida announces 2013 Military ‘Big of the Year’ From Natalie Chism Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida


ig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has announced Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Lt. Cmdr. Kendra Pennington as 2013 Military Big of the Year. She was presented the Ron Mobayed award at NHP June 9. Pennington was matched with her Little Sister in November 2012, and she has played an integral role in her Little Sister’s life during the past year and a half. After growing up in a home filled with neglect and violence, her Little Sister became a victim of abuse at just six years old. Since then, her Little Sister has lived in and out of hotels and has moved around to several different homes. However, the one positive and consistent thing in her life is her “Big Sister, Kendra,” who has stayed by her side and given her hope and comfort. Because of the role Pennington has played in her Little Sister’s life and because of the wonderful impact she has made, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has named Pennington the 2013 Military Big of the Year.

The Ron Mobayed Award was established as a memorial to the life of Lt. Ronald Joseph Mobayed, who was an outstanding Big Brother while he was stationed in Pensacola for flight training in the early 1990s. Mobayed and his crew were killed in the line of duty Oct. 3, 1995. This award is presented to pay tribute to military volunteers in honor of Mobayed’s dedication to the military, and is awarded to the Big who exemplifies the spirit of Mobayed through their commitment to their Little, to the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency and to the children of the Pensacola community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been providing the area with one-to-one youth service for more than 25 years by connecting caring, adult mentors with children ages 6-

(Left to right) Kristy Craig, marketing assistant; Kimi Lirette, case manager; Lt. Cmdr. Kendra Pennington, Naval Hospital Pensacola; Krissy Smith, vice president of programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.

to-18. The mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Research has found that after spending time with their Big, the Little was 46 percent less likely to begin using illegal

drugs, 52 percent less likely to skip school and 27 percent more likely to receive a four-year college degree. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 581 children in Northwest Florida. For more information, visit http://www.bbbsnwfl.org.

Building energy monitors look to reduce waste during summer By Shawn Miller Naval District Washington Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – As summer heats up and air conditioners and building systems start working overtime, building energy monitors (BEMs) are keeping a close watch on energy usage to mitigate waste and save money across Naval District Washington (NDW). Assigned in writing by installation commanding officers, BEMS play a central role to the NDW energy program by monitoring every building across all NDW installations while communicating energy goals, encouraging positive habits, serving as points of contact, and ensuring buildings are running efficiently. “The building energy monitor is essentially our eyes and ears for the energy program,” said NDW Energy Program Di-

rector Lt. Cmdr. Keith Benson. “We’ve empowered the BEMs to create a strong energy culture to focus on reducing energy intensity and water intensity.” BEMs help coordinate repairs and maintenance, have the ability to monitor building consumption through advanced meters and identify potential energy projects for further development. According to the Navy and Marine Corps BEM Guide, utilities account for an average of

40 percent of shore operating budgets each year, with office electronic equipment, lighting and HVAC equipment soaking up much of the power used. The guide notes small fixes such as installing occupancy sensors, replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent or LED bulbs, and reducing plug loads on electrical outlets as ways to save power and money. Personnel are encouraged to shut down computers and other office equipment during nights and weekends, as simply putting computers into sleep mode still draws power. With temperatures across the region breaking into the 90s recently, HVAC systems’ controls and set points during the workday become important in managing output. In June 2013, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) issued an order to reduce utilities consumption ashore by setting building thermostats to 78 degrees in the summer. During an Energy Management Board conducted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Washington July 15, energy leadership focused on retro-commission-

ing efforts already completed, work in progress and the way forward. Accomplishments include the implementation of night setbacks, adjusting thermostat set points to policy, hundreds of service calls processed to include safety hazards, and 4,760,044 kilowatt hours of annual energy savings identified. BEMs are encouraged to regularly check in with building occupants and note any problems that may arise if those thermostat temperatures rise beyond set points, causing inefficiency or discomfort for those working within the building. Furthermore, the Facility Engineering Operations Center (FEOC) now has the ability to monitor some buildings at the Washington Navy Yard, providing an alarm when temperatures are out of specification. “In accordance with Naval District Washington’s energy policy statement, a judicious

use of energy resources must be the daily drumbeat and priority for all hands at all times,” Benson said. Strong leadership is important to promoting a sustainable energy culture, said Benson, who encouraged personnel and commanders at all levels to support energy as a holistic program. “It’s a team approach across each installation throughout Naval District Washington to reduce energy intensity, water intensity and transportation fuel consumption,” he added. “ T h e BEMs are the deckplate leaders in that whole process. The efforts we put forth through our energy program are directly contributing to improving readiness and mission support through efficient use of energy.” For more news and information from across NDW, visit www. cnic. navy. mil/ regions/ ndw and www. navy. mil/ local/ ndw/.

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July 25, 2014


NSWC PCD: 30 years of support for the Navy’s LCAC By Jeff Prater Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Corporate Communications Public Affairs


ANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) – Power projection is a core mission area for the U.S. Navy and for Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), that means landing Marines ashore aboard Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles – a capability that helps make the U.S. Navy the most powerful in the world. NSWC PCD recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the arrival of LCAC 1 in Panama City. On May 29, 1984, as reported in the Naval Coastal Systems Center (formerly NSWC PCD) command newsletter, The Underseer, “the first production unit of the Landing Craft Air Cushion vehicle was being offloaded at its berth in the high bay area of Bldg. 319 after a journey by barge from Bell Aerospace Textron New Orleans, where it was built under contract to the Naval Sea Command.” When the LCAC was first introduced it was considered the first significant improvement in waterborne landing craft since World War II, able to transport troops, weapons and equipment at speeds in excess of 40 knots from support ships over the horizon to dry landing points beyond the beach. Because of its unique amphibious capabilities it can land on 70 percent of the world’s beaches, which is a four-to-one improvement over conventional craft of the day. “The craft’s arrival marked a milestone in the program and represented several years of effort,” according to Bruce Nolte, then head of the Amphibious Warfare Branch (Code 2250). The first LCAC detachment, consisting of three craft from Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5), deployed to the Western Pacific

in June 1987. ACU 4 conducted several highly successful operations providing further proof of the LCAC’s potential, including cold weather testing at the Air Force’s Climatic Control Hangar at Eglin Air Force Base in the summer of 1987. These tests successfully demonstrated that the LCAC is able to operate in a temperature range of -30 to 160 Fahrenheit (below A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU-4), deck). In early November 1987, ACU 4 prepares to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD changed homeports from Panama City to 3). Photo by AN Sarah E. Ard Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, command, control, communication, com- after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Norfolk, Va., where they placed three puters and navigation replacement, en- To date, LCAC have logged more than hanced engines and a deep skirt system, 130,000 operational hours of service. LCAC in operation. On the horizon is the next generation During the course of the next 15 years which increased the cushion from five feet 91 craft were delivered to the U.S. Navy, to seven feet. LCAC SLEP has extended LCAC, the Ship-to-Shore Connector of which 81 are still in operation today. the expected service life of LCAC to ap- (SSC). The research and development for the SSC is complete and the new design is The original crafts were capable of carry- proximately 2028. Through the years, LCAC have been under contract. As the first LCAC retire, ing a 60 short ton payload, with an overload payload capacity of 75 short tons. deployed throughout the world and taken the SSC will begin to enter the fleet with More than 90 percent of the Marine Air- part in a range of amphibious operations. an initial operational capability projected Ground Task Force equipment is too In 1990-91, LCAC were deployed to the in 2020. The SSC maintains a similar footheavy for vertical lift, and LCACs are the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation print as the LCAC and will operate from only craft with the speed and range to de- Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. existing and planned amphibious well liver the surface component of a Marine In 1993, LCAC present in Somalia were deck ships. The SSC increases the nonExpeditionary Brigade (MEB) from over used to bring Marines and equipment overload lift capability from 60 to 74 short ashore in support of United Nations ac- tons, and it can carry this larger payload the horizon in one period of darkness. They were designed for a service life of tions to restore order to the region. In 1994, across a broader operational envelope. It is 20 years. However, with a Service Life LCAC took part in Operation Provide also expected to reduce fuel consumption Extension Program (SLEP) upgrade the Comfort in Haiti. More recently LCAC and maintenance. For more news from Naval Surface LCAC lifecycle has been extended an- have provided humanitarian assistance and other 10 years. The SLEP refurbishes all disaster relief after the earthquakes in Haiti Warfare Center Panama City Division, rotating machinery, including a complete and Japan, after superstorm Sandy and visit www.navy.mil/local/NSWC/.



July 25, 2014


Victory gardens bloom at NAS Whiting Field Stiry, photos by Ens. Joshua Lamb NASWF PAO


ou may not be able to carry a gun or drive a tank, but you can grow food for Victory!” These words were what many individuals took to heart during both world wars when produce was being rationed to support the troops overseas. “

In 1944, nearly 20 million Americans had contributed to the war efforts by planting a victory garden. These home and community gardens acted as a morale booster for the citizens knowing that their hard work was supporting the troops overseas. During the war, these gardens helped provided more than one third of the produce consumed in the United States – equal to the amount of commercially grown produce at the time. Following the war, many people stopped planting victory gardens due to greater availability of food. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, interest in planting gardens has grown. In 2009, first lady Michelle Obama planted a garden on the White House lawn, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt planted one during World

War II. Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) began growing victory gardens four years ago as a way to remember and honor those challenging times. Additionally, it has been used to spur some friendly competition between the different departments and squadrons on base. The competitors each brought something special to the competition. Fixed Wing Training Squadron Three (VT3) incorporated a camping style theme. Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) created a completely organic garden utlizing soil made from composted tests of students. Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) presented a wholesome garden that was full of plump tomatoes and peppers ready to make some salsa. The Navy Exchange (NEX) brought in a mascot

(Left to right) Stacia LaDue, Caren Thompson, Kathy Lord, Paula Eagen and Shannon Coleman pose in their World War II-themed costumes in front of Helicopter Training Squadron 18’s victory garden. Their garden was smaller than others, but with the help of a victory garden handbook given out during the wars they were able to utilize their space to produce a variety of delectable fruits and vegetables.

Training Squadron Three has been the winner of the victory garden challenge the previous two years. This year, VT-3’s members set up a camp site theme for the victory garden competition. This garden also had an aesthetic appeal from the flowers and beauty bark that were utilized to help show off the bountiful vegetables in their garden.

named Sarge, a full-blooded basset hound. Bldg. 1401 used tomatoes basil, oregano jalapenos, green peppers, and squash to make a tasty pizza. Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) utilized an original World War I booklet following it step by step to grow their garden along with dressing up and adding a World War II theme. The Child Development Center’s garden that the children helped grow provided mint tea. Lastly, the Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) RV park had a bountiful garden grown in raised beds that was tended by individuals who resided in the park and other members from the MWR. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin said, “This year’s competition was an incredible effort by all hands. It was really difficult to pick winners because each was truly noteworthy.” Coughlin and Cmdr. Ryan Yost, chief staff officer at TraWing-5, judged the gardens and awarded HT-18 for being the most authentic garden based on an original “Victory Garden Guide” from World War I. The second place award for the “Most Bountiful” garden went to the MWR RV park. The RV park’s garden produced the largest vegetables ever observed by the voting officials.

The Third Place award for the “Most Holistic” garden went to Training Air Wing Five. TraWing-5’s garden had a very dense concentration of exotic vegetables from around the world. “You can’t beat the taste of those pickles you made,” Coughlin said before presenting HT-18 with the trophy for growing the best overall garden. “They remind me of the ones my mother used to make out of our garden when I was a child.” The members of HT-18 who helped grow this garden were AWC Steve Bean; Caren Thompson; Paula Eagen;

Kathy Lord; Lt. Cmdr. Scott Thompson; Cmdr. Kevin Pickard, commanding officer HT-18; Lt. Col. Rafford Coleman, executive officer HT-18, and his wife Shannon Coleman. Marine 1st Lt. Michal L. Hourigan is no longer with HT-18 (after winging May 23) but Hourigan assisted with the garden and hand-painted the art work that solidified HT-18’s theme for the competition. “Working in the garden this year was a blast,” said Lord. “It was a great way to get out of the office and strengthen the relationships amongst everyone who helped out.”

Members from the Navy Exchange (NEX) stand in front of their garden to represent the family aspect that goes into a garden. Their garden was unique because it is grown on the curb in their parking lot, showing that a victory garden can be grown almost anywhere.

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Running trail under construction

The Radford chip running trail is currently under construction, and runners and walkers should not use the areas marked as construction sites to ensure their safety. Officials at the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department said the construction work, which began July 14, is estimated to be complete by the middle of November. For more information, call 452-3806 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.

‘Heroes’ event salutes special forces

Three former members of the U.S. Army Special Forces will be honored at 6 p.m. today, July 25, at “Heroes Among Us” ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park. All three served in Vietnam; one, Sgt. Maj. Herman Spencer of Milton, participated in the 1970 raid on the Son Tay prison camp. Spencer, a member of the Special Forces from 1950 to 1972, received a Silver Star, the third-highest military decoration for valor in the U.S. military. He will be joined by Master Sgt. John C. Owens and Capt. William Clark as the event focuses on Special Operations Group Month. The gathering is part of a monthly series organized by the Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment 066, to salute people from all branches of military service. Admission is free and open to the public. Water and light food will be provided; people should bring their own chairs or blankets. For more information, go to www.veterans memorialparkpensacola.com.

NHP offering school physical exams

Officials at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) are planning several school/sports physical rodeos to assist parents who need to get physicals for their children before school starts. The physical exams are available for children 4 and older who are enrolled in the family medicine or pediatrics clinics. Rodeos are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, July 26, and Aug. 9 at NHP, 6000 Highway 98 West. Appointments are required for physicals. For more information or to make an appointment, call 505-7121.

Golfers to scramble at Whiting Field

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will be presenting a twoman scramble golf tournament starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, July 26. Prizes will be awarded to the “lowest gross score” team and the top “low net score” team including a first-place prize of a $250 gift card. Prizes will also be available to the two “closest to the pins” shots and the two “longest drives.” The cost to participate is $40 per person and the tournament fee includes golf cart, lunch, and a Tshirt (T-shirts are available for the first 25 teams). Registration is limited to the first 40 two-person teams and can be made in advance or up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. Golfers ages 65 and older will use silver tees and 64 and younger will use white tees. For more information and to register, call the golf course clubhouse in Milton at (850) 623-7348.

479th FTG plans Amazing Race event

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

NASP offering Vacation Bible School

The Command Chaplain’s Office for Naval Air Station Pensacola is presenting a Vacation Bible School program from 5:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Children will become Agency D3 special agents for a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts presented in the LifeWays program for 2014. The program is open to all military dependent children ages 4 to entering the sixth grade. Students entering seventh to12th grades or college can serve as teen helpers. For more information, call 452-2341, ext 5.

PLT presenting ‘Sound of Music’

You can escape to the Austrian Alps with Von Trapp family in the Pensacola Little Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music.” The show will run July 25-27, Aug. 1-3, Aug. 8-10 and Aug. 15-17. This show is a combination production of PLT’s Mainstage and Treehouse series.

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Get school supplies at Aug. 7 event Operation Homefront Southeast is getting ready for its annual Back-to-School Brigade event. If you are interested in assisting with volunteering or if you want to donate school supplies, contact Brittany Wade by e-mail brittany.wade@operation homefront.net or by phone at (861) 546-1096. Operation Homefront is a military support nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance and morale boosting programming to military families in the United States. Every year, the group collects school supplies nationwide and holds events near military installations to distribute the supplies. The local event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Community Center located within the Lighthouse Terrace Neighborhood (1 Price Ave.). Eligible recipients include E-1 to E-6 deployed, wounded and active-duty service members and National Guardsmen and Reservists on Title 32 orders. You must pre-register online prior to the event, and because supplies are limited, distribution is on a first-registered, first-served basis. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Note that the program is for military dependent children only and identification of all children registered will be required the day of the event. For more information, go to http://www.operationhomefront. net/event/list. PLT is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, go to PensacolaLittleTheatre.com or call 434-0257.

Students star in summer musical

Pensacola State College’s 24th annual Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) features 33 local high school students in “Big: The Musical” July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3. “Big: The Musical” is an adaptation of the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks. SHOW is a tuition-free theater program for high school students, which has been offered each summer since 1991. Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are 2:30 p.m. at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. Tickets are $16, and they are available online at www.pensacolastate.edu/mt 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 performances. For reservations and information, call 484-1847.

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

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

Pensacola Para Con bringing in stars

The 2014 Pensacola Para Con is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 at the Pensacola Fairgrounds Expo Hall, l6655 Mobile Highway. The special guest will be Lou Ferrigno of “The Incredible Hulk.” Other headliners include Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), C. Thomas Howell (“The Outsiders”), Michael Krawlic (“The X Files” and ”Star Trek”) and Erika Eleniak (“Baywatch”). Pensacola Para Con is an annual convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror, costuming, comics, renaissance, gaming, anime, indie films, paranormal and more. Celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, screenings, demonstrations, workshops and a competition are planned. Admission starts at $10 per person. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to www.pensacolaparacon.com, e-mail pensacolaevent@aol.com or call 941-4321.

Museum event spotlights moon landing

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, with the a presentation and book signing by Jay Barbree, au-

thor of the recently published book, “Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight.” The presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Barbree is a New York Times best-selling author and a former NBC News space correspondent. In his new book, he recounts Armstrong’s journey from young fighter pilot to outer space explorer. Discovery Saturday presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org or call 453-2389.

Appraisal fair scheduled for Aug. 30

The 19th annual Antique Appraisal Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at Garth’s Auction House, 3930 Navy Blvd. Appraisers will be present to tell you what your “treasurers” are worth. Cost is $5 for the first item and $3 each for additional items. The event is sponsored by the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society to support the maintenance of the Quina House Museum. For more information, go to quinahouse museum.org.

USO to show movie on the lawn Aug. 7

The USO Northwest Florida is planning a backto-school event featuring a family movie on the lawn for military service members and their families. The fun will start at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the NASP USO center, 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625D Activities will include face painting, sidewalk chalk competitions, live children’s entertainment, free concession items such as hot dogs, sodas, chips, popcorn and popsicles. The movie “Frozen” will be show at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on, and dress as your favorite “Frozen” character to win a prize. For more information, call 455-8280, opt. 4, or go to www.uso.org/northwestflorida.

Military Loved Ones gather monthly

Members of the “silent ranks,” people who love and support someone in the military, are invited to attend Military Loved Ones Day from noon to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The gathering offers an opportunity for military spouses and other loved ones to network. Active duty or retired are welcome. Participants can order off the menu, but you do not have to eat lunch. For more information, contact Susan Lewis by e-mail at susanlewisbooks@yahoo.com.

Choral Society auditions announced

The Choral Society of Pensacola, Northwest Florida’s premier symphonic chorus, has scheduled auditions for new singers for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 in the Pensacola State College Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Rm. 801, 1000 College Blvd. Auditions on other days can be arranged by special appointment. Choral Society Artistic Director Xiaolun Chen will conduct the auditions. For more information, call Chen at 484-1810.

Church schedules sessions for children

Pensacola Baptist Temple, 5000 Cerny Road, is offering Arrow Island Vacation Bible School for children ages K4 to sixth grade. Sessions are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 28 to Aug.1. Registration starts at 6 p.m. July 28. For more information, call 455-5000.

Soldiers on the Water set for Aug. 23

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

Wahoos part of baseball training clinic

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Training Academy (PTA) will hold a youth baseball clinic at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium from 9 a.m. to noon each day Aug. 7-8. Children ages 6 to 14 will take the field and learn the fundamentals of baseball with Blue Wahoos players and coaches. Proceeds from the camps will support the PTA’s summer programs that provide free tutoring and training for inner city youth. Pensacola Training Academy is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Pensacola area through athletics. The non-profit is a local affiliate for Major League Baseball’s RBI program – Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. Participation cost is $145 and includes registration for the clinic, an event T-shirt and lunch. For more information or to register, go to www.BlueWahoos.com.

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nder the early light of dawn, Aug. 5, 1864, Union Adm. David Farragut began his attack on Mobile Bay, Ala.

Aware of the danger near Fort Morgan, Farragut ordered his captains to stay to the “eastward of the easternmost buoy” because it was “understood that there are torpedoes and other obstructions between the buoys.” Unfortunately, the lead ironclad, the USS Tecumseh, unable to avoid the danger, struck a mine and sank into the ocean’s depths. Yet, against all odds, the seasoned admiral ordered his flagship, the USS Hartford, and his fleet to press forward through the underwater minefield and into Mobile Bay. Although Farragut was a champion of the “wooden Navy,” he agreed to include four new ironclad ships modeled after the USS Monitor in his attack fleet. It was widely believed that these warships were unsinkable. But the Tecumseh indeed sank that summer morning, unexpectedly killing the majority of its crew and demonstrating the deadly effects of advances in technology such as the torpedo. For in the words of one Confederate soldier reminiscing on the ill-fated ship, “She careens, her bottom appears! Down, down, down she goes to the bottom of the channel, carrying 150 of her crew, confined within her ribs, to a watery grave.” Setting the stage Though the most famous battles of the Civil War occurred on land, from the beginning both sides recognized that control of the seas would be crucial. This was due to the agriculturally based Southern economy that relied on shipping to receive goods and supplies. Once the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln ordered a blockade of Southern ports. The South responded to the North’s strategy by “blockade running,” which became the only way the Confederate states could supply themselves with direly needed wares. Ships filled with goods – some for the war effort, others for Southern consumers – left Nassau, the Bahamas; Havana, Cuba; the West Indies and Bermuda attempting to sneak by the Union Navy. However, the Union Navy succeeded in closing many harbors such as Mobile, which was deep enough to accommodate large ships. The U.S. Navy had to grow rapidly to perform its roles. The USS Monitor and subsequent, similar warships were armored with iron plate that was supposed to make them hard to sink. Union warships gradually added other features, including steam engines and more powerful guns. To counteract the Union Navy, the Confederates introduced a new weapon, which they called a “torpedo.” Torpedoes were cheap, easily produced underwater mines that could seriously damage or sink ironclad ships.

‘Damn the torpedoes. Four bells, Capt. Drayton. Go ahead, Jouett, full speed.’ – Adm. David Farragut “Battle of Mobile Bay ... Passing Fort Morgan and the torpedoes.” Print after an artwork by J.O. Davidson, 1886, depicting the Union and Confederate squadrons at the moment that USS Tecumseh sank after striking a mine (“torpedo”). Confederate ships (left foreground) are Morgan, Gaines and Tennessee. Union monitors visible astern of Tecumseh are Manhattan and Winnebago. USS Brooklyn is leading the outer line of Union warships, immediately followed by USS Hartford. The fort’s surrender followed Aug. 23, 1864. Photo courtesy U.S. Naval Historical Center

The Battle of Mobile Bay Blockade running became so important to the South that one historian called it “the lifeline of the Confederacy.” Successful blockade-runners helped the South receive much-needed goods, while the ships’ crews and owners received rich rewards to compensate for the risks taken. However, the risks were great. If the Union captured a ship, it became Union property and its captain would spend the rest of the war in a Union prison. The North continued to gain advantage as the war continued. By 1863, large blockade runners could only operate in and out of Wilmington, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Mobile and Galveston. Southern ocean trade dropped to one-third of its original level, and the Confederacy began running out of clothing, weapons and other supplies. All of these issues converged at the Battle of Mobile Bay, when Farragut’s fleet moved into the torpedo-filled Mobile Bay. The fleet included 14 wooden ships, and four monitors as well as several gunboats that stayed nearby if needed. As the fleet neared Fort Morgan, the Tecumseh hit a torpedo and quickly sank. This loss did not stop the Union attack. Seeing what was happening, Farragut ordered his fleet to press forward through the underwater minefield into Mobile Bay. The 13 other ships made it past Fort Morgan, then, after some resistance, forced the Confederate ships in the bay to surrender or flee. In the next three weeks, fire from

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Farragut’s vessels and the Union Army finally forced the defenders of Fort Morgan to surrender (Aug. 23, 1864). Though the city of Mobile would remain in Confederate hands into 1865, the port was now closed to blockade runners. This victory brought a tremendous boost to Northern spirits, but at a high cost. Monitors were widely believed to be unsinkable – yet it took the Tecumseh just two minutes to go down. In the end, only 21 of the 114 men aboard escaped death.

Anniversary events at Fort Morgan From http://fortmorgan.org/150th/

The Battle of Mobile Bay and siege of Fort Morgan 150th anniversary will be commemorated with a series of special events Aug. 1-3 at Fort Morgan. You can witness a reenactment of the historic battle Aug. 1-3. Reenactors from across the nation will gather at Fort Morgan, complete with authentic music, tall ships and artillery fire. The fort opens to the public at 8 a.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. Special exhibits, living history demonstrations and period musicians will all be a part of the celebration. For more information, visit http://fortmorgan. org/150th.

Gosling Games

Jokes & Groaners

Color Me ‘Generally speaking’

Letters home ... A young soldier left home to join the army. He told his girl friend that he would write every day. After about six months, he finally received one letter back from his girlfriend – that she was marrying someone else. He wrote home to his family to find out who she married. The family wrote back and told him. It was the mailman.

Civil War “humor”

Matter of honor ... During a battle, a captain observed that one of the soldiers of his regiment was not shooting at an enemy soldier that had dropped his musket and was running away. When the battle was over the captain sought out the soldier and asked him why he did not fire. “When that soldier decided to run away, he marked himself as a coward, and has to live with the decision all his life,” he replied. “If I had shot him I would have shortened his burden.” Tourist to ranger: “Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?” Southern wisdom: Don’t laugh at our Civil War monuments. If Lee had listened to Longstreet and flanked Meade at Gettysburg instead of sending Pickett up the middle, you’d be paying taxes to Richmond instead of Washington.




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American Legion Ensley Post 340 honors area schools From American Legion Post 340

At the end of each school year, the high-achieving students are recognized for their hard work and dedication by the staff and teachers of their respective schools at the end-of-the-year awards ceremony. For Beulah Elementary, Ransom Middle and Pine Forest High Schools, there was a special twist: The American Legion Ensley Post 340 awarded 27 medals, two certificates of merit and three school award medal plaques. These awards were a combination of two American Legion programs, the School Award Medal Program and a new program, the Youth Award Medal Program developed by Ensley Post 340. Both programs are a first for the Escambia County area schools. Schools are chosen by the post membership, and are generally co-located within the area of the post. While the School Award Medal Program has a longstanding history with rich tradition, the Youth Award Medal Program is the first in the nation to be implemented by the American Legion, with Escambia County school youth being the first to receive these awards. Most JROTC / ROTC units, at the discretion of the senior instructor, will allow their cadets to wear these medals on their uniform. Youth Awards Medals Program: The purpose of the American Legion Youth Award Medals Program is to develop America’s future leaders by mo-

tivating and encouraging youth as well as recognizing exceptional performance in the areas of JROTC / ROTC, citizenship, Americanism, scholastic, scholastic achievement, scholarship, marksmanship, athleticism, music, oracle and essay endeavors. Beulah Elementary, Ransom Middle and Pine Forest High Schools are the first schools in the county to receive these awards. The following young men and women have been honored with the following medals in recognition of the outstanding attributes demonstrated leading to the awarding of the American Legion. Beulah Elementary School: Bronze Americanism medal: Zachary Brazwell. Bronze citizenship medal: Ayiana Spellman. Bronze scholastic medal: Matthew Walker. Bronze music (choir) medal: Corey Hollingsworth. Bronze music (chorus) medal: Brooklyn Johnson. Bronze athletic achievement medal: Matthew Poljak. Ransom Middle School: Silver Americanism medal: Michael Fowler. Silver citizenship medal: Sydni Solladay. Silver scholastic medal: Ashlyn Adams. Silver music (orchestra) medal: Caroline Bruns. Silver music (band) medal: Hunter Welch. Silver music (chorus) medal: Katie Shellnut. Silver athletic achievement

Ransom Middle School students display their certificates and medals with American Legion members.

medal: Dominick Smith. Pine Forest High School: Gold Americanism medal: Katelyn Newsom. Gold citizenship medal: Ryan Stronko. Gold scholastic medal: Hali Horne. Silver scholastic medal: Megan Brammer (for achievement). Bronze scholastic medal: Megan Krist (for achievement). Gold scholarship medal: Jericka Hunter. Gold music (band) medal: Savannah Wright. Gold music (choir) medal: Diamond Brundidge. Each recipient was presented with a certificate of merit and a suspension medal. School awards medal program: The following recipients best represent outstanding qualities of character and ability. The award is based on courage, honor, leadership, patriotism,

scholarship and service, which will make them citizens of the highest caliber. These are the youth that set the examples for others to follow. Only the top male and top female student graduating out of elementary, middle or high school are eligible for these awards. This is the highest scholastic honor awarded american youth by the American Legion. In recognition of the possession of those high qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service which are necessary to the preservation and protection of the fundamental institutions of our government and the advancement of society the school award medal was presented to ... The recipients of the school award medal for the year 2013-2014: Beulah Elementary School: Amaya Hankins and Levi Mathews. The runners up were Anna

Hyunh and Antonio Ortiz. Ransom Middle School: Mollie Anderson and Christian Young. Pine Forest High School: Joseph Kaiser and Arden Legassey. Awardees received a certificate of merit, suspension medal, medallion and lapel pin. Runners up received a certificate of merit. Beulah Elementary School Principal Monica Silvers, Ransom Middle School Principal Brent Brummet and Pine Forest Principal Frank Murphy received the American Legion school award medal plaque, with the 2013-2014 recipient’s names engraved for all time. These plaques was presented to the respective school principals by Legionnaires Timothy Myers and Jerry Shelby, representing the American Legion Ensley Post 340, Escambia County, Fla.



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DoD official: Service members vulnerable to scammers By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity


ASHINGTON (NNS) – Service members and their families can be easy targets for scammers, and financial education is key to prevention, according to the deputy director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth. In an interview, Navy Cmdr. Peter Hoegel noted that July 16 was Military Consumer Protection Day. The observance is part of the long-term Financial Readiness Campaign, in which DoD, the Federal Trade Commission and many other organizations highlight efforts to

protect service members and their families. “Military members are trustworthy and trusting members of society who work hard, have a regular income, and they want to be helpful and serve,” Hoegel said. “Unfortunately, it makes them a target for unscrupulous people who

are trying to get into their pockets.” Other service member vulnerabilities include frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, and deployment stresses. Identity theft is the No. 1 crime affecting service members and their families, Hoegel said. “We want to make sure

folks understand the scope of the problem and just how cunning some (scammers) are, trying to get their hands on personal and financial information,” he added. “(Identity theft) can be a tremendous drain. You have to understand how scammers come at you and how to protect yourself.” In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission received nearly 73,000 complaints from military consumers. Identity theft topped the list with 22,000 complaints, and others concerned debt collection, imposter scams, bank, lender and credit bureau issues, information furnishers and report users and auto-related complaints. “The Military Consumer

website contains resources to raise awareness and explain the details of scams and other things service members and families can fall prey to, and how to avoid them,” Hoegel said. Financial stability is a DoD priority, he added, and leaders believe that a service member’s sound financial readiness is critical to mission readiness. The department’s financial readiness resources are available to help service members and families plan budgets, spend accordingly, save for retirement and emergencies, and “get ahead of the curve to give people the tools and knowledge they need before they’re scammed or taken advantage of,” Hoegel said.





July 25, 2014

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Trumpet player Wynton Marsalis is known for his clear tone and unique, virtuosic style. Photo courtesy of Pensacola State College

Marsalis blows horn in Pensacola From Pensacola State College, Marketing and College Information

Pensacola State College is presenting a concert featuring trumpet player Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 8 p.m. tomorrow, July 26, at the Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. As the second son in New Orleans’ famed Marsalis family, Marsalis began performing at age eight and has been hailed as “potentially the greatest trumpeter of all time.” A musician, composer, band-

leader and educator, Marsalis began amassing accolades in his teens and became the first jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1997. Other awards include nine Grammy Awards, the U.S. National Medal of Arts and the Louis Armstrong Memorial Medal. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Marsalis as artistic director and trumpeter, spotlights 15 of the best soloists, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz. The concert will feature music that links today’s improvisers

with the rich history of traditional and contemporary bigband composition. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit PSC Performing Arts programs and student scholarships. VIP tickets are $100. Reserved seating tickets are $65 and $45. To purchase VIP tickets, call 484-1847. To purchase reserved seating, call (800) 7453000 or go to pensacola saenger.com. For more information, call PSC Marketing Director Sheila Nichols at 484-1428.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 8 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D) PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 8:30 p.m. ; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D) PG, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 3:30 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 6 p.m.; “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (2D), PG, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Jersey Boys,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Think Like a Man Too,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Mr. Peabody & Sherman, PG, noon, 2:30 p.m. (free admission); “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “22 Jump Street,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Edge of Tomorrow” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. (free admission); “Jersey Boys,” R, 7 p.m.


“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Think Like a Man Two,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Tammy” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fault in Our Stars,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Movies on the Lawn: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” rated PG, is scheduled for tomorrow, July 26. Family movies are shown at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) the second and fourth Saturday of month through August in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, at NASP. Door prizes for children. Bring a blaket or folding chair to sit on. Admission is free. For information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Summer Splash: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Barrancas Sports Complex. Come celebrate one last time before the school year begins. Wear your bathing suit and bring towels and lawn chairs. MWR plans to set up 10 wet and dry inflatable games along with kiddie pools and age appropriate water and water gun play area for the bigger children. The event is free and open to all MWR authorized patrons and their guests. There will be food and beverage available for purchase. For details, call 4522806, ext. 3140. • Marine Science Aquatics Camp: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 at Ski Beach. For ages 11 to 15. $60. For more information, call 452-9429. • NASP Youth Center Summer Day Camps: Through Aug. 15. Registration required. For information, call 452-2417. • Summer aquatics: Mustin Beach Pool, Bldg. 3201, Corry Station Pool and Mustin Beach are open for the season. Swimming lessons and aquatic camps are scheduled. For details, go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/water/ aquatics.html or call 452-9429. • Water Babies: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 26. Another class is scheduled for Aug. 2 for ages 6 months to 3 years. Open to military, DoD and contractors. $30. For more information, call 452-9429. • Kayak Camp: At Bayou Grande Family Picnic Center (Ski Beach). Sessions for ages 10 to 16 are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. Military $6; DoD, contractor $65. For more information, call 452-9429. • Voluntary pre-kindergarten: Corry Station Child Development Center has space for free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) beginning Sept 2. Program offers high-quality education with qualified teachers for children 4 or older on or before Sept 1. For information, call 458-6588. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. One-day course will teach you how to execute NOFFS exercises. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at brian.hannah@navy.mil. For more information, call 452-6198. • Sailing Classes: It only takes one Saturday class to be certified to rent sailboats at the Intermediate classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, July 26, and costs $40. For information or to schedule a class, call 4524152.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Command POC Training: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today, July 25. Command POCs are a valuable part of the Navy’s EFMP team. Updated information and resources will be covered. To register, call 452-5618 or e-mail rachel.wolf.ctr@navy.mil. • “Bully Busting” Back to School Bash: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. The session, which is for students entering seventh through 10th grade, will address how to prevent bullying, how to intervene safely in potentially abusive situations, and how to survive and

thrive after bullying has occurred. Parents must remain on site. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • The Habits of Happy People: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 19. Want more joy in life? Learn how to achieve a life in which happiness is a habit. Registration not required. For information, call 452-3472. • First Time Dads Class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Caring for your baby can be scary at first; however, this class will provide you with tips and techniques on how to properly care for your newborn. This class will also offers tips on diaper changing, swaddling and much more. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Autism Surfs event: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27, Park East, Pensacola Beach. Two volunteers needed per child. • Catch the W.A.V.E. (Wounded American Veterans) event: Aug. 9. Volunteers will escort wounded veterans on either sail or power boats. • Football Jamboree: 9 a.m. Aug. 23, Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Nine volunteers needed for sideline chain crew. • Special Olympics: Group provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for local individuals with intellec-

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tual disabilities. Coaches are needed for aquatics, golf, tennis and sailing. • Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q St. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed animals, do laundry and help with office tasks. Single volunteers can work at any time, groups need to set up a time. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532, go to www.facebook.com/nasPensacolaCommunityOutreach or e-mail the office at nasp_comm_outreach@ navy.mil.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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