Gosport - July 27, 2012

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Vol. 76, No. 30

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July 27, 2012

EscaRosa CFC 2012 campaign kickoff planned for Sept. 4 Fundraising campaign distributing more than $200,000 to nonprofits From Trista Swauger CFC Manager

Plans are in place, command personnel are being identified and training is set to commence in the coming weeks as the Combined F e d e r a l Campaign (CFC) as staff workers prepare to kickoff another year Sept. 4. Federal offices of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida will soon commence the beginning of another 50 years of

federal employees supporting nonprofits through this once-a-year campaign drive. On July 30, the local EscaRosa CFC office will send out the second quarter’s distribution from last year’s campaign, totaling more than $214,000. The checks will go to more than 75 agencies, of which more than 30 percent are local nonprofit organizations. With more than 20,000

Summer sailing camp ... A group of novices race around a practice course in 14-foot Sunfish sailboats under the guidance of instructors during a recent summer sailing camp at Bayou Grande Marina aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. A series of weeklong sailing and boating courses teach the basics to children ages 9 to 14. For story and more photos, see page A4. Photo by Juliette Dickson

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New aircraft shelters at Sherman Field protect T-6s Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

The construction of 16 Aircraft Protective Equipment (APE) shelters for Training Wing Six’s T-6A Texan II aircraft is under way at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field. Located on the field’s east ramp (VT-10) area, each shelter can hold two T-6s; with four rows of four shelters, 32 aircraft in all will have some needed pro-

A crew from Big Top Manufacturing works on an Aircraft Protective Equipment (APE) shelter, while a T-6A Texan II benefits from the shade in a completed shelter.

tection from Florida’s glaring sun. “The first row is already up

and they’re putting up the framework for the second row right now,” said NASP Air Ops

Officer Stephanie S. Oram. “They’re just like the Air Force’s (NASP) shelters; Meridian (Miss.) has them, and they’re on several other naval airfields as well.” The benefits of the shelters for the Navy’s T-6s are threefold: shade for aircraft maintenance workers, protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays on the aircraft and coverage from damaging weather. Constructed by contractors from Big Top Manufacturing of Perry, Fla., the shelter project

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response mobile training team visits NAS Pensacola Story, photo by Ed Barker NETC PAO

The Florida/Central Command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT) deployed to NAS Pensacola for command leadership training July 13-16. Part of the Navy’s aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force, the SAPR MMTTs deployed around the globe starting July 13, providing SAPR leadership training (SAPR-L) to command leadership triads (commanding officer/officer in charge, executive officer/assistant officer in charge and command master chief/chief of the boat/senior enlisted adviser) in fleet concentration areas and locations with significant Navy presence. The command triads will then deliver the SAPR-L training to their command leadership, E-7 and above.

should be finished in about two weeks. Big Top has built similar shelters for several military installations’ aircraft, said Allen Manville, a supervisor working at the project. The shelters consist of a steel framework, over which a tough PVC cover is stretched. “Everything’s going very smoothly,” Manville said. “We’ve put these in at China Lake in California; a Marine airfield in Yuma, Ariz., and

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Feds Feed Families program: NH Pensacola aiming high From NHP Junior Enlisted Association

Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander, addresses area command leadership on the importance of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training at the NAS Pensacola headquarters building.

Introducing the SAPR-L MMTT to the Pensacola-area command triads was Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander of the Naval Education and Training Command. “Sexual assault hurts the victim and the command. It can significantly damage a military unit’s esprit de corps and cohesion which we leverage to accomplish extraordinary things. Sexual assault is therefore a major readiness issue. It

is also a crime,” said Quinn. “Culture can best be defined as the combined actions of an organization’s leadership. Our culture must not, and will not, tolerate sexual assault. It’s not a uniquely Navy problem, but this will be a uniquely Navy solution.” Nearly 650 SAPR-L training sessions are scheduled Navywide in

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Food banks across the region and nation are facing severe shortages of nonperishable items and children are left without school nutrition programs during the summer. During the past three years, we have witnessed the remarkable generosity of the overall federal workforce, collecting an astounding eight million pounds of food and nonperishable items, under the Feds Feed Families (FFF) program. This year, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has begun anew to support our neighbors, families and communities across the area and is aiming to beat last year’s best collection totals. We hope everyone will join in and participate. There will be food collection boxes located at The Whirl Cup coffee shop (on first floor northeast), near the pharmacy (first floor east); the chaplain’s office (third floor); and at Naval Air Technical Training Center’s Branch Health Clinic.

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CFC from page 1

employees from 83 federal organizations in the community, federal employees make themselves known in contributing to nonprofit organizations which they believe in and know will make a difference in the lives of men, women and children locally and around the world. “We are so excited about the new initiatives taking place this year,” said Ron Denson, EscaRosa area CFC director. “We are contacting commands and other federal offices throughout the community identifying their activity chairpersons (AC) who will lead their offices successfully. We’ve held meeting with many senior leaders of our federal offices and we are ready to kick this campaign off strong this year.” What started with a small handful of approved nonprofits in 1961 has grown to more than 5,000 nationwide. CFC has become recognized as the world’s largest workplace campaign and for so many nonprofits is a major entity of their existence. Thousands more agencies apply each year to be part of the CFC program, only a small number is approved. Tight federal regulations provide strict guidelines which agencies must meet, assuring the federal employees of the organization’s credibility. With new OPM regulations in place this year, federal employees can be more proud and confident in the efforts of the CFC program. It’s the only authorized solicitation process within the federal offices on behalf of thousands of nonprofit agencies seeking contributions. Education of the purpose of the program is the key to its success. In 2011, the EscaRosa CFC added online pledging as a method for donors to make contributions to the charity(ies) of their choice. This year, CFC is introducing mobile pledging, via the QR code (below). Scan it with your smart phone to register. Beginning Sept. 1, users can log in, search for the charity they want to support and make a pledge, all in one place. For more information on the CFC, contact the EscaRosa CFC office at 452-2029 or e-mail manager@escarosacfc.org.

Restoring and saving ... AM1 Kenneth Hall, AC1 Mercilyn Francis, LS1 Misty Brown, SH1 Don Perry and SHCS Warren Brown joined in sprucing up the Blue Angels F-18 on display at the Mustin Beach Club. The group will take about another week to complete washing, painting, waxing and replacing stickers on the aircraft. The Sailorsʼ volunteer effort is saving the Navy approximately $10,000 in cost had the restoration been contracted. Photo by Scott Hallford

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Seymour Johnson (AFB), another training facility in North Carolina. And the Air Force shelters right over here (at NASP).” The APE shelter project, which was projected to only take about a month to complete, was a cooperative effort between

(NASP) Public Works, airfield management and Training Wing Six to coordinate the scheduling and aircraft movements. The squadron’s aircraft were moved to Sherman Field’s transient line during the construction. “With the glass (T-6) cockpits, (the shelters) help preserve the equipment in the cockpit interior,” Oram noted. “Of

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the next month, providing training for regular and reserve commands. The few commands that are deployed and unable to host a MMTT can receive the training via Defense Connect Online. SAPR-L training must be completed for all E-7 and above by Sept. 30 and SAPR-L training completion will be documented by individual commands via the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS). Capt. Clark Price, commanding officer of the Navy ROTC unit at Savannah State University and assigned as team leader for the Florida/Central Command MMTT, is

course it’s going to be a benefit for the maintainers, who work on the aircraft. When it’s very hot, you can really tell a difference when you go under one of the shelters. “There’s been issues with hailstorms and things like that,” Oram said. “This will provide some protection from that, too. These are expensive aircraft and

the senior member of the team that presented the SAPR-L sessions at the NASP command headquarters building. “The first training sessions have gone great and we’re getting into a rhythm,” said Price. “My team has an aggressive schedule of 11 cities in 30 days, ranging from Pensacola to Bahrain; allowing us to see a lot of the fleet. This is time exceptionallywell spent and we are looking forward to delivering the CNO’s message on sexual assault prevention to Florida and Central Command.” Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which

it will be good for them.” A second phase of Sherman Field’s aircraft shelter project is being planned for the base’s T45C Goshawk aircraft, Oram said. The construction of the shelters for the jets is tentatively planned for November, based on the timing of some repairs or replacement to the concrete ramp surfaces.

consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy (DoN). Additional information on the MMTT and SAPR-L training efforts can be found at the SAPR L/F training Web pages, including command registration for SAPR-L training: http://www. public.navy. mil/bupers-npc/support/ sapr/Pages/ training.aspx . For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil.

NHP, FFF from page 1

Last year, the hospital collected 68 pounds and is looking forward to tripling that amount this year. Among the items being sought are: canned fruit (light syrup) and vegetables (low sodium); multigrain cereals; brown and white rice; macaroni and cheese; oatmeal; canned proteins such as tuna, chicken, beans and peanut butter; soups such as beef stew, chili, chicken noodle and turkey and rice; 100 percent juices; condiments including tomatobased sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing and oils; individually packed snacks; hygiene items; and paper products. All of the items donated will go to food banks throughout the area. The food drive will end Aug. 31.

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MCPON select at NASP Corry Station ... Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) select Mike Stevens speaks with Cryptologic Technician Technical “A” school instructors onboard Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station during a brief visit to the schoolhouse July 13. Photo by CTR1 Joshua Pugh

July 27, 2012

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

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Foreign spouses must go through consular processing LN1 Jacob Johnson Navy Legal Service Office, Detachment Fort Worth, Texas

Are you an active-duty military member who wants to bring your non-U.S. citizen spouse to the United States? In order to bring a spouse to the United States and obtain a green card, active-duty service members must use consular processing. Alternatively, if the spouse is already within the United States, they would have to file an Adjustment of Status application. The following is an overview of consular processing and how it can be done with minimal amounts of stress. Petition The petition process is like bringing a date home to the parents. The government (your parents) want to know everything about your beneficiary (your spouse). The petitioner (you, the U.S. citizen) must fill out a form called an I-130. (All forms and instructions can be downloaded for free from www.USCIS.gov). You will also need the following supporting documentation: • Proof that you are a U.S. citizen. • Completed Form G-325A for you and your spouse. • Copy of marriage certificate with English translation if applicable. • Divorce or death certificate if either spouse has been married previously, with English translation if applicable.

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• Copy of birth certificate of beneficiary and all children born to either spouse, with English translation if applicable. • One passport-style photo of each spouse taken within the last 30 days. • Application fee of $420. • Proof of bona fide marriage (documents showing joint ownership/tenancy of property, joint checking or savings accounts, affidavits from third parties having knowledge that both spouses are really married to each other, and any proof of the existence of a marriage/ relationship, such as pictures, e-mails, etc). In order for the process to go smoothly, it is important to submit as much documentation as you can in order to firmly establish the marital relationship in the eyes of the government. Be sure to make a copy of your petition and all the sup-

porting documentation. Once you file your petition, you will receive a receipt notice. By calling the USCIS number listed at the end of this article, you can request that the application be expedited. If your petition is complete, you will receive an approval letter, which is your trigger to initiate step two: consular processing. Consular processing The petitioner should contact the local U.S. embassy in order to find out country-specific rules and to schedule an interview appointment for the beneficiary. The beneficiary will need the following documents at their appointment: • Form DS-230 Part II. Download from www.state.gov. Fill it out, but do not sign it. It must be signed at the appointment in front of a consular officer. • Form I-864, Affidavit of

Support, along with copies of petitioner’s last three federal tax returns and proof that income exceeds poverty guidelines. • Passport of the beneficiary. • Birth certificate of the beneficiary with certified English translation if applicable. • Sealed police certificate regarding any criminal records concerning the beneficiary. (Contact embassy for local procedures on requesting police records). • Medical examination at a authorized local clinic. (Contact the embassy for a list of clinics). The medical examination should be completed immediately prior to your appointment, as the visa expires six months from the date of the medical exam. • Two passport-style photos of the beneficiary taken within the last six months. • Court or prison records, if applicable. • Any marriage, divorce, death, or adoption certificates. • Military discharge records, if applicable. • Established U.S. mailing address and telephone number. (Green cards can only be mailed to an actual state or territory of the United States). • Self-addressed, pre-paid envelope. This envelope should be addressed to a local address to which the embassy can mail the beneficiary’s passport before he/she travels to the United States. • Application fee of $230. • All documents used to sub-

stantiate the marital relationship that were submitted with the I-130 petition. Upon successful completion of the interview, the consular officer will inform the beneficiary of the results of the application. If approved, the beneficiary’s passport will be collected and a visa will be sealed and sent back to his/her local address. Finally, your spouse can now travel to the United States. The green card will be shipped to the U.S. address. In order to facilitate military petitions and to help answer questions, the USCIS has a military hotline number at 1 (877) 247-4645. You can also visit your local Navy legal office for assistance with this or other immigration law related inquiries, including, but not limited to, adjustment of status, fiancé visas and naturalization.

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July 27, 2012


Photos by Mike Helms and Juliette Dickson of Morale, Welfare & Recreation

ABOVE: Katie Hartley holds up an example of one of the knots that she learned how to tie. LEFT: Marina Manager Mike Helms instructs students during a recent sailing summer camp at Bayou Grande Marina.

Marina is ‘Cradle of Sailing’ By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

ABOVE: Edward “Dane” Jorgensen sails a 14-foot Sunfish with other students in the summer camp. BELOW: Sarah Fe’ White heads out from Bayou Grande Marina for a practice session.

It has been a busy summer on the water around NAS Pensacola. Mike Helms, manager of the Bayou Grande and Sherman Cove marinas, is winding up a series of sailing and boating camps. Helms said the weeklong camps for ages 9 to 14 have been a huge success, with an average of 19 to 28 students in each session. The final camp for this summer is scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 3. Besides being schooled on boating basics, the children also learn how to tell time by making a sun dial, tie knots, read the water and weather and navigate safely. Some students have also competed in the Thursday evening sailboat races at Bayou Grande Marina. Sarah Fe’ White, 12, came in second in the 14-foot Sunfish division on June 28, beating her grandfather,

Xavier Butcher (left to right), Justin Sepulveda and the other students learned to tell time by using a sundial drawn in the sand.

Jim Parsons, who took fifth. Helms, who has been sailing since he was 9, enjoys passing on his knowledge. “I just love what I do,” he said. Anyone who wants to learn to sail can take lessons on Saturdays through September. And Helms

said he can arrange classes at any time for groups of six or more. Helms said the marina has several new small sailboats – six new Lasers and 12 more Sunfish. For more information, call 4524152 or check the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. LEFT: Lifeguard Patrick Glazer takes students on a ride in a pontoon boat. BELOW: Lifeguard Juliette Dickson sits with a group of students.

The marina also rents out a variety of kayaks, paddleboards and canoes.

Some of the sailboats that are available for rental are lined up on the beach at the marina.

ABOVE: A group of adults enjoy a sunny day by taking a sailing excursion in an 18-foot Hunter sailboat that they rented from the marina. LEFT: The marina’s fleet of sailing vessels also includes a 25-foot Cape Dory.



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DoD leads drive toward healthier lifestyles By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department is taking a leading role in a governmentwide effort to stop the nation’s obesity problem, Barbara Thompson, the director of DoD’s Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth, said. DoD is one of 17 federal departments and agencies working together to identify opportunities for promoting healthy living as part of the White House’s National Prevention Council strategy, she explained. “One part of that is preventing obesity,” Thompson told American Forces Press Service and The Pentagon Channel. “It has a huge impact on our quality of life, both for children and adults.” Thompson noted a national increase in Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, believed caused by increased fat, salt and sugar in Americans’ diets at the same time that many children are less active than in previous generations. There was a 40 percent rise in childhood obesity between 1998 and 2008, she said. The shift toward unhealthier foods and less exercise has developed over the past 30 years or so, and is having a huge impact on health, healthcare costs, and national security, Thompson said. “For the first time, we’re hearing that this generation will not live longer than their parents,” she said. The Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank, issued a major report last month, “Lots to Lose,” written by two former agriculture secretaries and two former Health and Human Services secretaries, that includes a case study of Defense Department initiatives to counteract obesity, Thompson noted. DoD’s spending on healthcare is rising at twice the rate as the civilian sector and “unhealthy lifestyles and obesity, in particular, are significant contributors to this trend,” the report says. It has reached $50 billion annually, taking up 10 percent of

NASP Sailors work out with personnel from Athletes’ Performance Institute (API) at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze during the Navy’s development and roll-out of the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System (NOFFS) exercise program. Photo by Mike O’Connor

the overall defense budget. The trend is wreaking havoc on the services’ ability to recruit, creating a national security imperative, Thompson said, with only 25 percent of 17- to 24year-olds able to meet the military’s weight standards. The majority of applicants rejected for military service today have obesity issues, she said. In 2010, 59 percent of female recruits and 47 percent of male recruits failed the military’s entry-level fitness test, the report said. Of those recruited, the services are seeing large increases in service members with bone fractures, thought to be the result of calcium deficiencies, and so many dental problems that 62 percent of new Soldiers were not immediately deployable, the report said. Preventing obesity in children Thompson’s office instituted a “5-2-10” policy for the department’s schools and childcare centers, as well as civilian partners that serve National Guard and reserve children. The numbers represent five servings of fruits and vegetables, restricting “screen time” – TV and computers – to

two hours each day, ensuring one hour of exercise daily, and allowing no sweetened beverages. “Policy is one of the most powerful tools we have to implement change,” Thompson said. “We’re sharing those lessons learned with civilian community.” “The bottom line is that we have to make healthy options available and affordable,” she said. “And parents need to know how important fruits and vegetables are – and small serving sizes.” Thompson’s tips for curbing obesity include: • Eliminate sweetened beverages, including juices; • Practice portion control; • Advocate for your children; • Ask teachers to reduce sweets in the classroom; • Get the nutritional information for school menus and ensure that they are healthy; • Ask grocery store managers to move sugary foods higher than eye level to young children; • Exercise as a family; • Cook and eat meals as a family;

• Breastfeed; • Grow a garden, or encourage your installation to start community gardens; • Make fruits and vegetables more appealing to children by offering a variety of color and textures; and • Don’t stop serving a healthy food because children refuse to eat it; it can take many times of seeing it on their plate for them to adjust to the taste. Also, Thompson said, limit electronics, not only because they make children sedentary, but also because of the advertising. The food industry spends $10 billion annually in marketing food – most of it high in salt or sugar – to children, according to the “Lots to Lose” report. Preventing obesity in service members and families The military is working to help service members and their families stay healthy. The Military OneSource website, www.militaryonesource.mil, offers health coaches for adults and teens to help with weight management and to meet their overall health goals, Thompson said. And, the first lady’s “Joining Forces” campaign recently announced that health clubs that are part of the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association are offering free memberships to immediate family members – teens and older – of deployed reservists and National Guard members. Participating clubs can be found at www.healthclubs.com. Also, the American Council on Exercise is offering free training and fitness instruction to family members of deployed reservists and National Guard members. Participating instructors can be found at www.acefitness.org/joiningforces. If the governmentwide efforts and those in DoD seem like a lot just to make Americans healthier, that’s the point, Thompson said. “We all have to be in this together,” she said. “This is going to take a national effort to change these habits that have been ingrained in us for the past 40 years.”

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Training Squadron Six ‘Shooters’ change of command Story, photo by Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

Following 13 months at the helm, Lt. Col. Daniel Verda passed command of the Training Squadron Six “Shooters” to Cmdr. Donald Jamiola July 20 in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium. Before an assembly of friends, family and colleagues, Jamiola accepted the command pennant symbolizing the passing of the squadron’s reins. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that enables the crew to welcome the new commanding officer to the unit and to praise the efforts of the outgoing skipper. VT-6’s ceremony marked the latest transition in the jointforces squadron’s rotation between Navy and Marine Corps leadership. Training Air Wing Five Commodore Col. James Grace served as the guest speaker for the event. He offered a ringing endorsement of Verda’s performance with VT-6 and effusive praise for his fellow Marine’s character. “The detailed plan that your team accomplished in transitioning from the T-34 to the T-6 was masterful. To know Dan is to love Dan … what a great sounding board Dan has been for me. (He) would be the first

person to tell me if something wasn’t working, and he would offer a detailed plan to fix it,” Grace remarked. During Verda’s tour, the “Shooters” flew more than 23,000 mishap-free flight hours, successfully transitioned from the T-34C Turbo Mentor to the T-6B Texan II, graduated 214 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and allied student naval aviators, and exceeded fiscal year 2011 pilot production targets. VT-6 exceeded fiscal year 2011 pilot production goals by a greater margin than all other TraWing-5 primary training squadrons combined. Moreover, Verda’s personal contributions as a squadron instructor included flying more than 200 instructional hours encompassing 110 flight training syllabus events. Grace, whose family has lived across the street from the Verda household since the family arrived at the air station, remarked that knowing Verda, his wife, Lisa, and their children has been a personal and professional pleasure. “I will miss your sense of humor. We will miss you at the wing and we will miss you in our neigborhood,” Grace remarked. Verda was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his numerous achievements during his tour at the squadron.

Lt. Col. Daniel Verda congratulates Cmdr. Donald Jamiola during last week’s VT-6 change of command onboard NASWF. To the right is new VT-6 XO Maj. Kevin Digman. Photo courtesy NASWF PAO

The overarching message of the speakers was that multiple levels of mentorship throughout life, career and command tenure had been integral to Verda’s success at VT-6. Verda credited mentors as varied as his parents, fellow Marines and Grace, and he offered a testimonial to the power of dedicated mentorship in a flight training environment. Mutually beneficial working relationships between concerned leaders and their charges, between peers at every level and between generations of service members had diversified the unit’s perspectives and enriched all participants. Above all, Verda emphasized that advancing the squadron’s

culture of instructor-student mentorship was the most satisfying of his experiences of at VT-6 “To the students (of VT-6), I appreciate your hard work and I don’t worry … because when I retire, I will sleep well at night knowing that you will be there to protect me,” Verda reflected. Verda reserved his final and most effusive praise for Jamiola, whom he commended as a good friend and an invaluable partner throughout his tour. “You are more than ready for this task, and the squadron is lucky to have you,” Verda concluded. Immediately after issuing his unqualified endorsement and

gratitude to Jamiola, Verda formally relinquished command. Jamiola was introduced as the commanding officer of Training Squadron Six amidst a flourish of approval from family, friends and colleagues. Jamiola’s wife, Robin, dressed his uniform with the golden trident signifying Navy command ashore authority. Amid general applause, the newly minted command couple embraced to celebrate the moment. The new squadron commander acknowledged the caliber of the standard set by his predecessor, but he expressed confidence that his experience learning from Verda had conditioned him for success. “I have big shoes to fill, but I had a great mentor,” Jamiola declared. The ceremony concluded with Jamiola’s call for sustained excellence among Shooter students and staff. “I will continue to give 110 percent toward meeting our mission. You (VT-6) made my tour as XO one of the greatest things I have ever done. Together, we will continue our legacy of pride and professionalism into the future.” The squadron’s new XO, Marine Maj. Kevin Digman, joins VT-6 following a tour as assistant operations officer for Marine Air Group 16.

Whiting continues friendly competition with ‘victory garden’ contest From NASWF PAO

In a contest sparked by former base commanding officer, Capt. Pete Hall, various squadrons and establishments at NAS Whiting Field started “victory gardens” last year to foster friendly competition and help grow camaraderie. The gamesmanship has continued this year, with each participating unit harvesting a crop of volunteers to help grow and maintain a garden in hopes to take the trophy for the base’s best vegetable plot. The idea for the “victory” garden dates back to the World War II era, when individuals were encouraged to grow their own gardens to relieve the pressure on larger food producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture even released a 20-minute public announcement during the war instructing citizens on the basics of gardening to promote the victory gardens.

The judging took place earlier this month as Capt. Matthew Coughlin, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, and Capt. James Fisher, Training Air Wing Five deputy commodore, went from unit to unit taking notes and being greeted by representatives at each location who tried to sway the judges that theirs was the best. Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) was the first squadron observed, and Coughlin and Fisher were immediately welcomed with a homemade salsa made from the garden’s produce. Even more persuasion was to be found at HT-18, where the judges again found salsa along with presenters wearing costumes sporting a Mexican flair along with salsa-themed music playing in the background. HT-28 featured a “three sisters” garden, which is a traditional Native American-style garden consisting of corn, beans and squash all planted in the same mound. However, the judges refused to be influenced as they compared those gardens with the more traditional vari-

ety presented by the Navy Exchange, Training Squadron Three, base command staff and others. Ultimately, the judges installed some new categories into the final selection in deference to the high quality of the participating teams’ efforts. HT-8, HT-18 and the NEX gained recognition for the most decorative, most festive and garden with the largest vegetable, respectively, in the new categories, while VT-3 took home the traveling trophy and bragging rights until next summer. VT-3’s garden was praised for having an “over the top” mixture of vegetables, herbs and flowers, and an appropriate Fourth of July-themed scarecrow. “The productivity of the gardens was impressive. The teams obviously took a lot of pride in their work. The ‘victory garden’ contest truly shows the friendly yet competitive nature of the commands here and the event is a fun way to remember a very important time in our history,” Coughlin said.

July 27, 2012





LDO/CWO managers to visit Aug. 3

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

Runner due to reach lighthouse today

Long-distance runner George Melichar is scheduled to arrive at the Pensacola Lighthouse aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola at about 10:30 a.m. today, July 27, after completing a four-day, 230-mile “Krewe du Shoe” run that started in New Orleans. One of Melichar’s goals is to support lighthouse restoration efforts. The Pensacola Lighthouse Association needs $800,000 to cover the cost of repointing and restoring the weathered masonry in the lighthouse tower, said Fonda Thomas, event coordinator for the non-profit group. Through a lease with the U.S. Coast Guard, the association is responsible for the restoration, maintenance and public tours at the lighthouse, which is the oldest and tallest on the Gulf Coast. A congratulatory letter from Gov. Rick Scott will be presented to the runner, Thomas said. Melichar also is scheduled to throw the first pitch out at tonight’s Blue Wahoos game, Thomas said. For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.

Navy Yacht Club to meet at marina

Navy Yacht Club Pensacola has scheduled its monthly meeting for Aug. 2 at the Crow’s Nest at Bayou Grande Marina onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and a buffet supper and membership meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Membership is open to all past and present military personnel and presently employed DoD civilian employees. For membership information, call Molly Werner at 474-1291.

Navy Ball Committee plans fishing event

The 2012 Navy Ball Committee is inviting everyone to come out and enjoy some fishing from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 28 and July 29 at Charlie Pier NAS Pensacola. For more information, contact LS1 Heidi Wesenberg at 452-8127.

Dance show planned at high school

Radio station Magic 106.1 and B.I. Entertainment are presenting the 106.1 Minutes of Praise Dance Aug. 4 at Pensacola High School, 500 West Maxwell St. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Performers will include AJ & Nutradition, S.H.I.N.E., Genisis, God’s Chosen Ones, True Believers and Zion Hope Dancers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 232-0545.

Workshop focuses on federal contracts

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of West Florida has scheduled two presentations of a free workshop entitled “8(a) Mentor-Proté gé Program and Joint Ventures” Aug. 1 in Fort Walton Beach. Times are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Northwest Florida State College Auditorium, Bldg. 8, 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd. This workshop is designed to enhance the capability of the 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA’s efforts to identify and respond to the development needs of 8(a) clients. To register, call (850) 595-0063 or (850) 833-9400.

Officers group plans Aug. 2 dinner

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) has scheduled its annual scholarship dinner Aug. 2 at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be retired Vice Adm. Gerald Hoewing, president and CEO of the Naval Flight Academy and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. PMOAA will award scholarship to students who have submitted applications. Last year, four $2,000 scholarships were awarded. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations need to be made by July 29. For more information, go to www.PMOAA.org or contact Capt. Neal J. Schneider at 932-9242.

Back-to-School Brigade on duty

Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. joined forces to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The supplies can be purchased through Aug. 5 at more than 4,000 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store. The Back-To-School Brigade program is in its sixth season. Last year, more than $3 million in supplies were collected. Volunteers will collect and distribute the gifts to military children during August and September. Log on to OperationHomefront.net for more details. You can register to receive a backpack for a school-age military dependent child at http://www.backtoschoolbrigade.net/backpack-registration.html. Identification of all children will be required to pick up the backpacks. The pickup date in Pensacola (for those who register and receive a confirmation) is Aug. 11.

Vacation Bible school starts July 30

The chaplain’s office at Naval Air Station Pensacola is offering a vacation Bible school session from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 3 at J.B. McKamey Center Bldg. 634. The programs is for ages 4 to rising sixth-graders. Volunteers who are rising seventh-graders to collegelevel also are welcome. For more information, call 452-2341.

Church offers ‘Operation Overboard’

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

Big Lagoon club meets weekly

Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon State Park meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Perdido Bay Community Center, 13660 Innerarity Point Road. For more information, call 341-5850.

Military aviators plan lunch meeting

The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society meets at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory St., at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement during aerial flight. Members, active duty and retired, spouses, significant others, and those interested are welcome to attend. Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of every other month. The June meeting was attended by aviators and crewmembers from World War II to the present. For more information, contact Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.org.

UWF center offers record keeping class

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of West Florida, 401 E. Chase Street, Suite 100, is presenting “Record Keeping in Small Business” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 14, 16, 21 and 23. During the four-part workshop series, attendees will learn how to keep records, develop financial statements, asset depreciation schedules, understand tax records and plan for business continuity. Attendance fee for all four sessions is $55. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For further information or to register, call 595-0063, or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training.”

Host families needed for foreign teens

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for homestay programs, and Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E) needs a few more host families. Placement deadlines are rapidly approaching. The students are between the ages of 15 and 18, are English-speaking, have their own spending money and carry accident and health insurance. P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution

deduction on their itemized tax returns. The agency also has travel/study program opportunities available for American high school students. For more information, call P.I.E. at 1 (866) 546-1402 or go to www.pieusa.org.

Advancement exams scheduled

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

College program open for registration

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

Embry Riddle preparing for fall term

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

Feds Feed Families drive in progress

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

Coaches needed for Special Olympics

The Department of Defense (DoD) is embarking on a new adventure with Special Olympics Florida in Escambia County and has formed a collaboration relationship with Naval Air Station Pensacola. Organizers are hoping to establish a support base of coaches, assistant coaches and unified partners (participate with the athletes) for the following events: golf, flag football, basketball, soccer and track and field. Anyone interested in participating can attend the next scheduled meeting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg 625. If you have questions or need additional information, call Jorge Demontalvo at 723-7151; or Paul Maxwell at 485-2084 or by e-mail at maxwellpa@hotmail.com. If your family member is enrolled or eligible for the Exceptional Family Member Program and would like to participate as an athlete or a volunteer, please contact Tammy Smith, EFMP Liaison, at 452-5990, ext. 3131, or by e-mail at tammy.l.smith.ctr@navy.mil.

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

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

Golf tournament honors warriors

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




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takes wing

By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor


e r m i t e s . That single word should send a shiver up your spine. If it doesn’t, here’s a phrase that will: “It’s summer swarming season.”

Here on the Gulf Coast, we are home to several species of the destructive house-eating insects. In the spring, established colonies of termites send out reproductive alates or “swarmers,” so named since they can cover a home in thousands. When termites swarm, they are drawn to lights, many times the porch or security lights of a home. Shedding their wings, the termites find their way into the structure. If undiscovered, they will eat wood until it is just a lightweight shell. Frequently the damage goes unnoticed until it is severe — even support beams can become as light as balsa wood, eventually causing structures to fail. Unfortunately, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola are home to an especially devastating species of termite, the Formosan. An established Formosan colony — consisting of millions of workers, soldiers and reproductives — can eat up to a pound of wood a day. Originally from mainland China, Formosans have been established in the United States for about 50 years. They have been found in Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, North and South Carolina and Tennessee. The larger colony size — several million termites vs. several hundred thousand termites for native subterranean termite species — makes Formosans a greater threat. They are vigorous, aggressive and a greater threat than native termites, causing more structure damage at a faster rate. Formosans chew through asphalt, plaster, plastics and even through copper and lead sheeting. When they attack a home, they use saliva, dirt and wood to create nests called cartons. Mud tubes leading from the ground are a telltale sign of a termite infestation, but once established, Formosans can live without soil contact indefinitely. Queens can produce more than 1,000 eggs a day; soldiers constitute 10 percent or so of a colony.

Whatʼs bugging you may cost you thousands of dollars. Common name: Formosan subterranean termite. Scientific name: Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Either way you say it, these pests are expensive trouble — and found in this area. Reproducing Formosan termites called alates or “swarmers” fly from the nest on calm evenings to create a new colony. During their dispersal flights, they are drawn to lights — such as porch or security lights — and the winged insects in their thousands can cover a structure, shed their wings and begin looking for a food source — the wood in your home.

Termites, or just ants? Both termites and ants have two sets of wings, but ant wings are different sizes; all four termite wings are the same size. Ants have elbowed antennae and narrowed waists, termites have short, straight antennae and thick waists. What you can do Pressure-treated wood, which contains preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol or copper arsenate, needs to be used where a structure comes in contact with soil. Formosans don’t like to eat pressure-treated wood but they frequently travel the treated wood to find and destroy untreated wood. Any moisture problem areas — whether caused by roof or air conditioning issues must be corrected. Roof gutters should carry water as far away from your home’s foundation as possible, in order to deny the insects easy access to moisture.

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Treatment Termite fortifications include injecting chemical barriers, called “trenching,” into the soil around your home. A number of effective termiticides are used by professionals which kill the insects through contact. Holes are drilled into areas which otherwise cannot be reached — under concrete slabs, for example — and the chemicals injected. Pre-construction treatment of the foundation is the best prevention. Baits are also used to check for the presence of termites and to identify the species. Plastic spikes containing a bait are placed at intervals around the home’s foundation and inspected regularly. When termites are discovered, the bait station is replaced with one containing a sophisticated poison, which is carried by workers back to the nest. Do not hesitate to contact a licensed pest control professional if you suspect termite damage. If termites are at work in your home, the clock is already ticking.

Jokes & Groaners Awfully buggy jokes What do insects learn at school? Moth-matics What games do ants play with elephants? Squash. Who is the favorite singer for bees? Sting. Why do bees hum? They forgot the words. What do you call a nervous insect? A jitterbug. What goes “zzub, zzub, zzub”? A bee flying backwards. What are the smartest insects? Spelling bees. What did one firefly say to the other? “Got to glow now.” Which bug has mastered the metric system? The centi-pede. Why did the insect get kicked out of the park? He was a litterbug.






Naval Hospital Pensacola, May 13-28, 2012 Sophia Claire Rhoads, was born to SRA Jacob and Delaney Rhoads, May 13. Blaine Maxwell Burcham, was born to Daniel and HN Lauren Burcham, May 13. Eva Kelsey Frances Prescott, was born to MK1 Carlton and Chasity Prescott, May 14. Nikolai Carter Prince, was born to ADAN Deven and Krsitin Prince, May 16. Luis Ivan Alicea, was born to ITSA Dariel Alicea and Sabrina Duran, May 16. Tyler Thomas Rambo, was born to Jessie Rambo and Vivian Chapman, May 16. Abigail Melissa Medeiros, was born to 1st Lt. Blake and Lindsay Medeiros, May 17. Madisyn Renae Smith, was born to Lance Cpl. James and Brittany Smith, May 19. Alina Rylee Koronkiewicz, was born to ITSN Kenneth Jr. and Ashley Koronkiewicz, May 19. Aiden Ojeda, was born to Alexis and Lance Cpl. Rebecca Ojeda, May 21. Abigail Reagan St. Jean, was born to Lt. Cmdr. Michael St. Jean and Sara Clark, May 22. Roman Aaron Fisher, was born to Capt. Robert and Jennifer Fisher, May 22. Lily Chantel Martin, was born to AWS2 Gabriel and Misty-Ray Martin, May 22. Brookelynn Mae Wolfe, was born to CTT3 Joshua and Kathryn Wolfe, May 24. Rebecca Joy Yi, was born to Maj. Jamison and Andrew Yi, May 24. Benjamin Andrew Farr, was born to CTN1 Jeremy Sr. and Danielle Farr, May 26. Annabelle Mae Walsh, was born to 1st Lt. Alexander Walsh and Abigial Schelp, May 26. Zoey Dahlila Sheffield, was born to CTN3 Chance and Chelsea Sheffield, May 27. Ellie Marie Kanavel, was born to 1st Lt. Lucas and Holly Kanavel, May 28.

July 27, 2012

NHP Sailors earn honors for deployments From Naval Hospital Pensacola

Two Sailors currently assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) – HM1(SW) Jason Williams and HM3 Anthony Roberts – were awarded honors at a ceremony July 13 for their service while recently deployed. Williams, now a member of NHP’s Preventive Medicine Department, was presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for efforts while assigned to Naval Surface Special Warfare Group Two. Roberts, who is now assigned to NHP’s medical-surgical ward, received a flag letter of commendation (LOC) from Commander, Joint Task

Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Williams, while serving as leading petty officer for the logistics and support unit of special operations group, prov i d e d “superlative medical guidance and coverage in support of forward deployed forces” throughout the Africa, Central, European, Northern and Southern commands’ theaters of operation, wrote Capt. T. Szymanski, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group Two. Additionally, Williams demonstrated sustained superior performance while maintaining 92 per-

cent medical readiness in support of four SEAL teams and 18 combatant commands. Roberts earned the flag LOC for meritorious service as camp 5/6 general duty corpsman. He provided routine and emergent medical care for 154 detainees. He contributed to the safe administration of more than 26,000 medications, 900 sick call evaluations and assisted providers during 360 medical appointments. Additional awards presented include: • The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for HM1(FMF)

David Cousar for his service as leading petty officer of the Radiology Department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. During that tour, he facilitated more than 1.5 million high quality radiological images while garnering 31 departmental “certificate of excellence” awards. He is currently assigned to NHP’s Directorate for Clinic Support Services. • The patient administration department, led by team members Debbie Dairy, Carolyn Gray and Donna Purvis, received the Chief of Naval Personnel’s “Certified Pipeline Mover” award in recognition of its “untiring efforts (and) uncommon perseverance” in managing transient personnel.

NATTC volunteers help fight flooding at Marinerʼs Village ... Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students responded to a call for help last month from Mariner’s Village, the military housing complex in the Pensacola area. The complex was inundated by more than 16 inches of rain during the weekend of June 8-10, causing flooding for much of the neighborhood. Nearly 50 NATTC volunteers helped to clear out debris and furniture that was ruined by the invading water in and around more than 100 homes. The student volunteers contributed more than 376 man-hours in clean-up, mold restoration and helping members move to other houses. Photo courtesy AECS(AW/SW) Thomas Hebert



July 27, 2012


After 27 years of service ...

School of Aviation Safety Director Capt. Robert Conway retires By. Lt. Robert Lindsay NASC PAO

Capt. Robert E. Conway will retire from active duty in a ceremony held today, July 27, at 10 a.m. in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. Rear Adm. William G. Sizemore II, Chief of Naval Air Training, will attend as the guest speaker and present the Legion of Merit to Conway. Conway hails from Baltimore, Md. He graduated and was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture. He reported to Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) in Pensacola, where he earned his wings in August 1986. In April 1987, Conway completed training in the SH-3H and reported to HS-15 assigned to Carrier Air Wing Six. After a successful tour with the “Red Lions,” he became a fleet replacement squadron (FRS) instructor pilot with HS-1. In 1992, he reported to USS

Saratoga (CV 60) as a catapult and to the Persian Gulf aboard USS George arresting gear officer followed by a tour Washington (CVN 73) in support of at the Naval Postgraduate School in Operation Iraqi Freedom, winning both Monterey, Calif., where he earned his the Battle “E” and Safety “S” for 2004. master’s degree in aeronautical engi- He left the Nightdippers in January 2005 and immediately neering, graduating with reported to USS Nimitz distinction. Conway then (CVN 68) as navigator transitioned to the H-60 supporting Operations F/H and returned to the Iraqi Freedom, Enduring HS-15 Red Lions in July Freedom and Noble 1997 for his department Eagle. In April 2007, he head tour serving as the was assigned as aviation safety officer, Commander Naval Air training officer and operForces Assistant Chief ations officer. In of Staff for Safety, September 1999, he was which preceded his curassigned to rent assignment. ComHSWingPac as the Capt. Robert E. Conway concluded weapons and tactics unit Conway 27 years of dedicated officer-in-charge. service as the director of In August 2002, Conway reported as the XO to the School of Aviation Safety (SAS), Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron providing a professional post-graduate Five assigned to Carrier Air Wing aviation safety education to more than Seven. In November of the next year, 2,200 aviators from the U.S. military, Conway assumed command of the 13 foreign allied militaries and various “Nightdippers.” The squadron deployed law enforcement agencies. He contin-

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ued and advanced the program’s 61year-old legacy of academic excellence, which started at the University of Southern California in 1951. His insight, leadership, and passion influenced the front-line leaders of naval aviation, namely the Navy and Marine squadron commanding officers, for three years. The record low aviation and off-duty “Class Alpha” mishap rates in 2010 are attributed in part to his particularly significant effectiveness as a leader and teacher. Conway accumulated more than 3,700 fixed- and rotary-wing flight hours. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal plus various campaign, unit and sea service related awards. The staff and students of Naval Aviation Schools Command wish Capt. Conway, his wife, Ellen, and his children, Lauren and Timothy, fair winds and following seas.





July 27, 2012

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

‘Extraordinary’ show tonight at NASP

The marquee lights are on as people arrive for an event at the Saenger Theatre. Photo by Michael Duncan

Classic films return to Saenger By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The classic movie series at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre offers a chance to take a trip back to the golden days of Hollywood. The historic Spanish Baroque/Rococo style theater opened in 1925 and screened many silent classics before “talkies” took over. “Our goal is to provide more opportunities for the public to experience the beauty of the Saenger Theatre,” said General Manager Doug Lee. “Having affordable, classic movies is a great way to accomplish that goal.” The Saturday night series, which opened last week with “The Maltese Falcon,” features nine classic films. This week’s offering is “42nd Street,” a 1933 Busby Berkeley musical. The black-and-white film

Details • What: Classic Movie Series. • Where: Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. • When: 7 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 15. • Cost: $5; $40 special for combination of 10 movies or guests. Tickets available at the box office in advance or in lobby one hour prior to show time. • For more information: Call 595-3880 or go to www.pensacolasaenger.com.

features Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels and George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and Dick Powell. The story follows a Broadway director who is producing a new show despite his poor health. The money comes from a rich old man who is in love with

the star of the show, who is still in love with her old partner. The night before the premiere, the star breaks her ankle, and one of the chorus girls tries to take over her part. According to Wikipedia, the film was very successful at the box office. “42nd Street” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1934, and in 1998 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” In 2006 this film ranked 13th on the American Film Institute’s list of best musicals. The rest of the films in the series include: “Show Boat,” Aug. 4; “Citizen Kane,” Aug. 11; “My Fair Lady,” Aug. 18; “Fiddler on the Roof,” Aug. 25; “The Music Man,” Sept. 1; “Casablanca,” Sept. 8; and “The Wizard of Oz,” Sept. 15.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 4:45 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG13, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Thatʼs My Boy,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.


“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Thatʼs My Boy,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 9:30 p.m.


“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Thatʼs My Boy,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 7 p.m.




“Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Thatʼs My Boy,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Men in Black 3” (3D), PG-13, noon, 2:30 p.m. (free admission); “Men in Black 3” (2D), PG13, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. (free admission); “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Thatʼs My Boy,” R, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY

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

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

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

Navy Entertainment is bringing magician Craig Karges to NAS Pensacola. Karges is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. today, July 27, at the Mustin Beach Club. Kargas has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Larry King Live,” Fox News Channel, CNN Headline News, CNBC and E! Entertainment Television. During his show, “Experience the Extraordinary,” tables float, minds are read and metal bends. Before the show, there will be light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the ballroom starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer Splash Party: MWR’s second annual Summer Splash Party will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Barrancas Sports Complex onboard NAS Pensacola. The event will feature 10 wet and dry inflatable games, including a bungee jump, moon bounces, slip and slides and much more. There also will be a surf simulator and a jousting ring. There will be kiddie pools as well as a water gun play zone for older children. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons and food and beverages will be available for purchase including corn dogs, funnel cakes, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, lemonade, soft drinks and water. Bring your own chairs, towels, sunscreen and smiles and enjoy a day of fun. For more information, call 452-8285. .• Karate: A new beginner class in Shotokan karate is open to active-duty, retirees reservists, DoD civilians and family members ages 9 and older. Cost $20 per month ($22 DoD). Introduction class: 5:30 p.m. July 31. Classes begin 5 p.m. Aug. 2. Beginner class will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Advanced class (beginners class required) will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday and 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday. Make up classes will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Location: Portside Gym, Bldg 627. For more information, call 4527810. • Fall soccer: Navy Youth Fall Soccer registration is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to Aug. 31 at the Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, 690 Moffett Road, NAS Pensacola. Open to dependents of active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists ages 4 to 14. Child must be age 4 by Sept. 1. $50 fee per child includes shirt, shorts, socks and an end-of-season trophy. Copy of birth certificate is required at registration unless already on file. The season runs from September through October. Volunteer coaches needed for all age groups. For more information, call 452-2417. • Flea market: MWR’s Fall Giant Outdoor Flea Market is scheduled for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and is open to all hands and the public to sell and buy. Pick up a registration form at an MWR facility or go to www.naspensacolamwr.com. Spaces are 18 feet by 16 feet ($25, active duty; $30, non active-duty) and 18 feet by 24 feet ($35, active duty; $40, non active-duty). You can rent tables for $8 each. Limited space available and sites will out quickly. For more information, call 452-8285. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page: at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. MWR offers a Text-2Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up. Text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

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

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