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

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NETC holds change of command From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad relieved Rear Adm. Mike White as commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) during a change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola July 20. One of the largest shore commands in the U.S. Navy, NETC provides training for all Sailors, as well as personnel from the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and international students from allied nations. Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the Chief of Naval Personnel, was the guest speaker for the event and highlighted the scope of NETC’s responsibilities, ranging from initial accession boot camp training to a broad portfolio of programs that support Sailors in their career and education requirements and goals. “You’ve led by example, pushed your team to new heights these past three and a half years at NETC and cared for them every step of the way

Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad shakes hands with Rear Adm. Mike White following Cozad’s assumption of command as commander, Naval Education and Training Command. During the ceremony, White retired following 34 years of naval service. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson

in this job,” said Burke. “In doing so, you’ve accomplished some incredible things with a team that works together as a well-oiled machine – delivering results at an increasingly challenging time.” Burke commended NETC’s team on their technology, invention and innovation efforts

to define, develop and produce winning systems. White told guests that his service at NETC since January 2014 was one of the most dynamic assignments of his 34year Navy career. “I’ve spent my time with people who dedicate their heart and soul ensuring that we have

the best Sailors in the world, which has been incredibly rewarding,” said White. “It’s been your innovation and vision that is delivering Sailors who can operate at new levels and will be the future of our Navy.” While in command of NETC, White oversaw complex efforts to manage a $1.87

billion training budget requirement. He was responsible for over 44,450 personnel daily, encompassing a workforce of more than 12,000 personnel at more than 230 activities and commands, serving a daily student population of over 32,000. One of NETC’s more prominent initiatives under White’s leadership was supporting the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Sailor 2025 Ready Relevant Learning initiative to transform how the Navy conducts occupational training. Career training continuums will modularize and modernize training delivery and make it more flexible and accessible, providing training to a Sailor exactly when it is needed. This new training approach will streamline initial pipeline training and deliver Sailors to their first operational command sooner with the right skills to enhance overall fleet readiness. “Ready Relevant Learning will deliver and truly revolutionize our ability to tailor and adjust our courses to meet the needs of both the Sailor and the See NETC on page 2

Ready, set, go: Back to school Aug. 10 From Carissa Bergosh NASP School Liaison Officer

The long, hot days of summer fill children’s lives with the excitement of splashing in the pool, traveling to nearby and distant places or just spending lazy days around the house. With only a few weeks left, the summer holidays for students attending

Escambia School will soon come to an end. Parents should be mindful to start now to help their children make the adjustment from a summer schedule back to school schedule. Here are just a few questions that parents might have about the 2017-18 school year: 1. When does school begin for students in the public schools? Escambia County – Aug.10. 2. Will there be an opportunity to visit the school and/or meet teachers before school starts? Ab-

solutely – Escambia County will host orientation opportunities: • Elementary schools: Aug. 7. • Middle and high schools: Aug. 8. 3. What documentation will I need to register my child for school? If you are registering a child to attend a Florida public school for the first time, you See School on page 2

DBIDS deadline fast approaching From Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

Crew members fight a series of fires and explosions on USS Forrestal’s (CVA 59) after flight deck in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 29, 1967. The conflagration took place as heavily-armed and fueled aircraft were being prepared for combat missions over North Vietnam. Official U.S. Navy photograph

Museum to commemorate 50th anniversary of USS Forrestal fire From Hill Goodspeed Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum

July 29, 1967 dawned sunny and clear in the Gulf of Tonkin as the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) prepared to launch air strikes against North Vietnam.

Little did the crew know that the day would bring a cataclysmic fire on the flight deck triggered by the accidental launch of a Zuni rocket from an aircraft loaded for combat. On that day, 134 crewmembers lost their lives and 161 See Forrestal on page 2

If you do business on a naval installation and don’t have a Common Access Card (CAC), you are running out of time. All eligible vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service providers with Department of Defense (DoD) sponsorship, approved to conduct business with the Navy and/or tenants aboard a Navy installation, must apply for a De-

fense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card no later than Aug. 14. NCACS cards will no longer be accepted after Aug. 14, and those using the cards will not be granted base access until they complete the DBIDS registration process and receive their DBIDS card. There are two ways to obtain a DBIDS card: If you currently have an NCACS See DBIDS on page 2

Motorcycle safety training compliance / base access ... Starting Aug. 1, all military personnel are required to show proof of compliance with Navy motorcycle training requirements when driving a motorcycle aboard NAS Pensacola (NASP). Riders must show a current motorcycle training card from one of the NASP motorcycle safety courses or a card from the NAS Pensacola Safety Office that validates that motorcycle safety course requirements have been met. In order to obtain a NAS Pensacola motorcycle training validation card, riders’ qualifications must be provided to Jane Bush at NAS Pensacola Safety at 452-8167. This applies to military only, including all services active-duty and reserves entering NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field. This policy does not apply to military retirees, dependents, DoD civilians, contractors, civilian visitors or guests. For more information, call 452-8167.

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fleet,” said White. “We have many more initiatives in progressandyourcommitment totheNETCteamhasbeenremarkable as we continue to transformourtraining.” Afterassumingcommandof NETC during the ceremony, Cozad thanked White and spokeofhisplansforfurthering theongoinginitiativesandinnovationtakingplacethroughoutthetrainingenterprise. “Iamincrediblyhonoredand humbledbythisopportunityto succeedRearAdm.Whiteand jointhisteamwholiterallyhave animpactoneverySailorinthe Navy,” said Cozad. “I have beennothingbutimpressedby thisextraordinarilyorganization inthemidstofchangeandinnovation, all in the pursuit of

Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad reads his orders at the Naval Education and Training Command change of command ceremony. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson

preparingourSailorsfortheir challengingdutiesandensuring thesuccessofourNavy.” AnativeofLasVegas,Nev., Cozadisa1985graduateofthe

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card,dothefollowingtogetaDBIDScredential: •PresentyourNCACScardandacompleted copy of the SECNAV FORM 5512/1tothebaseVisitorControlCenter representative. •TheVCCwillpullupyourinformationinthecomputer,ensuringallinformationiscurrentandcorrect. •Oncetheinformationisvalidated,a temporaryDBIDScredentialisprovided. •Thetemporarycredentialwillhavean expirationdatebywhichyouneedtoob-

UnitedStatesNavalAcademy andearnedaMasterofScience inNationalResourceManagementfromtheIndustrialCollege of the Armed Forces in

tainapermanentDBIDScredential(usuallyabout90days). •ForeachadditionalU.S.Navyinstallationforwhichyouneedaccess,thefirst timeyouvisityouonlyneedtobringthe DBIDScredentialandstatementofpurposeforbaseaccesswhenarrivingatthe VisitorControlCenter. •Therepresentativewillenterbaseaccessauthorization. •Youmaythenproceedtowork. IfyoudoNOThaveanNCACSCard, dothefollowingtoobtainaDBIDScredential: •Presentaletterorofficialdocument

Washington,D.C. Hiscareerasanavalaviator includesassignmentsasaP-3 Orion pilot, instructor pilot, squadroncommandingofficer and wing commander with toursatallfourMaritimePatrol andReconnaissancesites.Asa flightdeckofficerandcatapult andarrestinggearofficeraboard USSKittyHawk(CV63),he was awarded the Admiral William F. BringleAward for inspirational leadership.  He servedashoreattheNavyPersonnelCommandinavarietyof capacities;asthe22ndSenior Director of the White House SituationRoom;andasaCNO FellowontheCNO’sStrategic Studies Group (XXXII) in Newport,R.I. As a flag officer, Cozad’s most recent assignment was commandofPatrolandRecon-

fromyourgovernmentsponsoringorganizationthatprovidesthepurposeforbase access. •Presentvalididentification,suchasa passportoraRealIDAct-compliantstate driver’slicense. •PresentacompletedcopyoftheSECNAV5512/1formtoobtainabackground check •Uponcompletionofthebackground check,theVisitorControlCenterrepresentativewillcompletetheDBIDSenrollment process,whichincludesyourphoto,finger prints,baserestrictions,andseveralother assessments;afterallthisisdone,youwill

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wereinjured.Twenty-oneaircraft weredestroyed.Thefireandexplosionscaused$24,334,550in damages.  The valiant crew fought the fire, explosions, smokeanddeadlygasduring fourteenhoursunderthemost difficultconditions– savingtheir ship,theirhomeandpreventingfurtherdeathandinjuriestotheirshipmates. Tomorrow, July 29 at 10 a.m. the National Naval Aviation Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Forrestal fire with a ceremony in Hangar Bay One nearthe exhibitthathonorstheserviceoftheship,whichwhencommissionedin1955wastheNavy’sfirstsupercarrier.Speakers willincludetwolocalsurvivorsofthattragicdayatsea,retired RearAdm.PeterBoothandretiredNavyCapt.C.FlackLogan. “ThelessonsoftheForrestalfireenduretothisday,”saidretiredNavyCapt.SterlingGilliam,themuseum’sdirector.“Not onlyareallpersonnelwhoserveatseatrainedinbasicfirefighting,moreimportantlyeachandeverysailorknowsthe storyofwhathappenedthatdayandisinspiredbythetremendousactsofvalorthatwerecommonplaceamongthecrew.” TheNationalNavalAviationMuseumisopenfrom9a.m.to 5p.m.onboardNavalAirStationPensacola.Forfurtherinformation about the museum, call 452-3604 or visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org.

willneedthefollowing:Birthcertificate,proofof residency,proofofcustody(ifnotbiologicalparent),copyoflastschoolyear’sreportcard,IEPand lastSchoolWithdrawalFormandHealthScreening and Immunizations form.   These forms (for Florida)maybeobtainedandcompletedatthelocal publichealthdepartments,yourphysician’soffice, oratNavalHospitalPensacola. 4. Where can I find information about bus schedules? Busstopsandpickuptimescanbe foundatyourchild’szonedschoolandonitswebsite. Whenitcomestoridingthebus,safetyisthe priority.Busridersareexpectedtoarriveatbus stopsnolessthan10minutesbeforethepostedpick uptime.Forsafetyreasons,schoolbussesarerequiredtopickstudentsupatalocationthatisatleast 30feetawayfromanintersection.Studentsshould receiveastudentinformationsheetthatwillneed tobecompletedandreturnedtothedriver.TheinformationwillbemaintainedbytheTransportation Departmentforuseinemergencysituations. 5. What if my child is walking or riding a bicycle to school? Safetyremainsthepriority.Bike ridersshouldwearabicyclehelmet,nomatterhow shorttheride,rideontherightinthesamedirection astheautomobiletraffic,useappropriatehandsig-

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (July 28 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway was last week’s winner; the photo was of the insignia on a P-40 Warhawk fighter at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

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naissanceGroup,Norfolk,Va. Hispreviousflagtourswereas vicedeputydirector,Regional, ForceManagementandFuture Operations (J-35), The Joint Staff in Norfolk, Va., and as commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo. For White, NETC was his finaltourofdutywiththeevent also serving as his retirement ceremony.Asanavalaviator,he wasanattackandstrikefighter pilot, flying more than 3,800 flighthoursandmakingmore than1,000carrier-arrestedlandings. Prior to NETC, White servedascommander,Carrier StrikeGroup11. FormoreontheNavalEducationandTrainingCommand, visit the NETC website: https://www. netc. navy. mil or Facebookathttps://www. facebook. com/ netcpao.

beprovidedwithanewDBIDScredential. •Youmaythenproceedtowork. DBIDSincreasesinstallationsecurity andcommunicationsbyreceivingfrequent databaseupdatesonchangestopersonnel/credentialstatus,lawenforcementwarrants,lost/stolencards,andforceprotection conditions.ThesystemprovidesacontinuousvettinganytimetheDBIDScardis scannedataninstallationentrypoint. For those making the transition at NAS Pensacola, get your DBIDS card at NAS Pensacola Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 777. Call452-4153for additionalinformation.

nals, respect traffic lights and stop signs, wear brightcolorstoincreasevisibilityandknowthe “rulesoftheroad.”Ifyourchildiswalkingto schoolmakesuretherouteissafe.Berealistic aboutyourchild’spedestrianskills.Smallchildren areoftenimpulsive,easilydistractedandnotready towalktoschoolwithoutadultsupervision.As withthebikeriders,allwalkingstudentsshould wearbrightlycoloredclothestomakesuretheyare visibletodrivers. 6. Are there certain types of backpacks needed? Therearefewsuggestionswhenselecting backpacks:chooseonewithwide,paddedshoulder straps,packlight(nevercarrymorethan10to20 percentofthechild’sbodyweight),alwaysuseboth shoulderstrapsandconsiderbuyingrollingbackpacks,butcheckwithindividualschoolregarding theirsuggestions.Thisfinalrecommendationmay beespeciallyhelpfulforstudentswhowalklong distancesanddonotridethebus. Withalittlebitofeffortathome,parentscanset thetoneforagreatyearoflearning.Parentalinvolvementandenthusiasmmaybeallyourchild needstohaveanoutstandingyearofacademicsuccess.Ifyouhavequestionsaboutlocalschoolsand what services are available, feel free to contact CarissaBergosh,schoolliaisonofficeratNASPensacolaat712-4105ore-mailCarissa.Bergosh@ navy.mil.

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Why this year is not a ‘Summer of Sharks’ By Rick O’Connor Sea Grant Extension Agent in Escambia County

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am calling this “Summer of Sharks” as if this summer is more of a problem than others are. In fact, it is not… no more so than any other summer. So we could call any summer the “summer of sharks.” “Shark fever” is more correlated with when and how the press covers the topic. During summer, more people see sharks near shore and this is unnerving. So are there more sharks? Are there more attacks? Do the unusually warm winter and Gulf waters cause the increase? Let us start with the first question: are there more sharks in the Gulf than there used to be? Though most of the papers I reviewed were published over 10 years ago, they suggest several species of sharks have actually been on the decline due to incidental catch in long line operations. This reduction due to by-catch suggests a need for population management. According to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) Fisheries site, the quota for commercial sharks in

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the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for 2016 was 127.8 metric tons . The actually percent of the quota landed was around 70 percent. In the Western Gulf during 2016, 350.4 metric tons were allowed and between 49 to 141 percent of the quota, depending on the species, was logged by March of 2016, at which time those federal waters were closed to shark fishing. So far in 2017, the Western Gulf is again closed due to quota already taken while the Eastern Gulf has reached between 30 to 40 percent of the quota. These data suggest that the fishermen in the Western Gulf are either dealing with a lot of sharks and making the quota quickly or there is heavy fishing pressure on this population. So why more coastal encounters? Discussing

the recent increase in contact between anglers and mako sharks near Pensacola, Dr. Wayne Bennett from the University of West Florida (UWF) believes this is due to more divers and fishermen in the environment and thus more encounters and not more makos interested in inshore waters. In other words, they have always been here and there are just more of us in the environment, thus more of us are seeing them. With GoPros and cell phones, these encounters are moving through social media and more of us are aware of these encounters. Dr. George Burgess from UWF has a similar comment about recent white shark encounters along the Gulf coast. Are there more attacks? To answer this, we review the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) housed at

the Florida Panhandle, we have Bay County with nine attacks, Escambia with six, Okaloosa with three, Gulf and Franklin both with two and finally Walton and Santa Rosa both with one attack each. This is a total of 24 attacks that equates to three percent of the total numA great white shark swims through the ocean. Photo ber of attacks in the state from Florida Sea Grant Stock Photo of Florida since 1580. the Florida Museum of ISAF has unprovoked So what does all of this Natural History at the Uni- shark attack data going mean? There is concern versity of Florida. back to 1580. During that about the decline of some According to the ISAF time, the United States shark populations due to data, 2016 was “average.” and Australia account for either commercial catch Eighty-four unprovoked 67 percent of all attacks, or commercial by-catch. shark attacks occurred but these are two nations NOAA is trying to manworldwide in 2016 com- where the citizens really age this. pared to the annual mean love water sports. The More people are enof 82. 2015 however was U.S. alone accounts for countering sharks, but this a busy year with 94 un- 46 percent of all attacks. is not believed to be due provoked attacks logged. Within the U.S., Florida to more sharks in the ISAF goes on to state accounts for 58 percent of water but actually, bethere is a correlation be- all shark attacks, followed cause there are more peotween the time humans by Hawaii, California and ple in the water. spend in the sea and the North and South CarShark attacks are rare, number of attacks that olina, all states where and in the panhandle very occur. They go on to state water sports are very pop- rare. Therefore, the sharks that if shark populations ular. are here and it is fair to remain the same or inJust because we are in- say that if tourism in the crease you might expect terested, in Florida, 54 Panhandle continues to an increase in attacks. percent of the attacks increase, the number of However, if the popula- have occurred in Volusia human-shark encounters tions were low or declin- and Brevard counties, will as well. It will coning, you would expect a both very popular with tinue to be “the summer decrease in attacks. the surfing public. Along of sharks.”

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SPS-EPF 17 team departs Gulfport for Central American deployment By Southern Partnership Station 2017 Public Affairs

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ULFPORT, Mississippi (NNS) – Military and civil service mariner members of Southern Partnership Station-Expeditionary Fast Transport 2017 (SPS-EPF 17) successfully completed the firstever adaptive force package (AFP) embarkation and deployment from Gulfport, July 18. SPS-EPF 17 team members loaded USNS Spearhead (TEPF 1) with nearly 800,000 pounds of cargo, including construction equipment and medical supplies, to support partner capacity building and subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) operations in Central and South America. “We have successfully concluded our first-ever adaptive force package embarkation in Gulfport and we are excited to bring our best and brightest experts to exchange knowledge with our counterparts in Honduras,” said Capt. Steven Stacy, SPS-EPF 17 mission commander. AFPs are specialized teams of U.S. service members from the fields of engineering, force protection and medical. The service members are deployed aboard the civil service

mariner-operated Spearhead in support of SPS-EPF 17, to collaborate with partner nation military forces through navalfocused training exercises, military-to-military engagements and community relations projects. This year’s engagements are scheduled to take place in Honduras, Guatemala, Chile and Colombia. Spearhead was moored at the Port of Gulfport, less than three miles from Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, which was essential for a quick cargo transport and loading operation. “It is great to be able to conduct our cargo loading and deployment from Gulfport, with such a strong Seabee presence in the local area,” said Stacy. “The specialized skill sets and capabilities the Seabees bring to the table are essential to our

U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners load adaptive force package cargo into the mission bay aboard expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) July 16 in support of Southern Partnership Station 17. SPS-EPF 17 is a U.S. Navy deployment, executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. Photo by Spc. Judge Jones

partner capacity building efforts in Central and South America.” Lt. Cmdr. Josh Perry, SPSEPF 17 ashore officer-incharge, praised the team’s efforts in loading such a large amount of cargo, in rainy and humid conditions, to ensure the ship was ready to depart Gulfport. “Our Sailors and civil service mariners did a tremendous job loading Spearhead with close to one million pounds of cargo for SPS 17,” said Perry. “The hard work in preparing for the mission was necessary, but now we are looking forward to

getting on station and doing great things in Honduras.” The Gulfport area Seabees had the opportunity to integrate with the Spearhead crew and the various military units of the SPS-EPF 17 adaptive force package, before the mission’s first activities in Honduras. “It brings me great pride to see the months of hard work the Naval Construction Force has dedicated to preparations for SPS 17,” said Perry. “We are excited for the opportunity to practice our craft and work with host nation military and civilian partners to enrich lives and

strengthen our partnerships.” For the first time, the AFPs will conduct well drilling operations in remote locations in Guatemala and Honduras. These wells will provide drinking water for local populations, coupled with preventative medicine SMEEs focused on preventative medicine, mosquito prevention and control, and safe water sanitation practices to improve quality of life for host nation citizens. For more news from U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. Fourth Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.

Ford heralds future of carrier aviation From Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) – One look at USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and it’s apparent the next generation of aircraft carriers has arrived. Featuring an array of advanced improvements, Ford entered the fleet July 22 during its commissioning ceremony. Approaching the pier at Naval Station Norfolk, a buzz of anticipation radiates as the sight of the Navy’s latest aircraft carrier, the Ford, comes into view. Moored next to Nimitz-class USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the line between the past and future is clear. Walking onto the Ford ramp and entering the vast hangar bay, the immaculate condition is striking compared to the aging Eisenhower across the pier. Improvements to crew comfort are noticeable and, unlike Nimitz-class carriers, cool air is pumped into every space on-

board the Ford. “All of the automation has made it a lot easier to operate everything,” said ETNCS Justin Sequaptewa. “We have a lot of new technology; the advanced arresting gear, the EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) system and it’s designed to last 50 years ... This really is the future of naval aviation.” Advances have been made to the overall design of the Ford-class carriers, including a smaller island that will allow for more maneuverability on the flight deck as well as better visibility from various compartments around the ship. “We have a new system to track aircraft, called ADMACS (Aviation Data Management and Control System),” said Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Roman, Ford’s aircraft handling officer. “It’s essentially a bucket of information. It collects all of the infor-

mation and sends out to all the departments on the ship. Before on other ships, this (flight deck control) was the only place where you could see where the aircraft were onboard. Now you’re able to see it on screens in other spaces which makes everything a little more efficient. Everything is up on those boards.” Throughout the ship, the advanced capabilities increase efficiency, personnel effectiveness and include room for future improvements while reducing overall costs of the ship during its 50year lifespan. Gone are the steam catapult systems along with other legacy systems to include the shipboard systems necessary for surviving at sea. “What makes this new carrier the best for me is the new firefighting system. The way we do things here are unique to the Navy,” said DC1 Marcus Steed. “I

loved the process because it was a challenge learning everything and seeing where the Navy was and where we’re going. It was just awesome.” The Ford is designed from the keel up to meet the most demanding threats for the next 50 years. From the engine rooms to the hangar bay to the flight deck, the variety of new features have made Ford the quintessential supercarrier. “The designers took a really hard look at the technology. We are always trying to stay a step ahead of the adversary and I think we’ve done that with this carrier,” said Ford’s Executive Officer Capt. Brent Gaut. From roomier berthing spaces to air conditioning in all compartments to the sleek design, morale is booming throughout the deckplates as Sailors prepare for their first extended underway later this summer. For more news from Naval Aviation Enterprise, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ NAE/.


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Naval War College wargame focuses on cyber attacks By Daniel L. Kuester U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) – U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, R.I. welcomed to campus elected officials, business and government leaders and military members, to conduct a wargame focused on civilian cyber attacks and their effects. The Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame brought together approximately 140 personnel, including senior executives and information security officers from private industry across 14 critical infrastructure sectors, to collect insights surrounding the impact on the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) that may result from cyber-related disruptions on commercial businesses. “Our intent was to try to better understand what the role of the Department of Defense would be in attacks against critical infrastructure,” said Jacquelyn Schneider, professor in strategic and operational research and game director for the event. “Right now, national policies are a little bit vague. There is little understanding what the role of the DoD would be in the case of a significant cyber attack. We want to make it more clear.” The aim was to better understand the delegation of responsibilities and capabilities to defend and deter cyber threats

to U.S. critical infrastructure, while building relationships between key decision makers to facilitate future cyber policy responsibilities, Schneider added. With a focus on civilian and defense cooperation, the game may also help inform future policy. “Private companies are going to be the battlefield for this conflict, and are already,” said U.S. Rep. Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I., who attended the event. “Integration between the defense sector and the critical infrastructure of private entities is absolutely vital to having any success in that conflict.” Commercial sectors represented included chemical, information technology, energy, financial, health care, transportation, defense and manufacturing fields. Simulations such as this cyber wargame are valuable, according to a Rhode Island representative who took part. “We learn the most when we actually do exercises,” said Rep. Jim U.S. Langevin, Rhode Island, who spoke at the event. “It helps us think through some of the complexities, answers some questions and raises awareness. These games are valuable and can definitely help because they can be predictive. Hopefully we learn what the vulnerabilities are when something does happen.” The game focused on several areas including federal and local governments, as well as private industry. Getting a

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, from Rhode Island, addresses attendees of the Navy-Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Wargame at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport. The simulation provided insights into the relationship between senior leaders of the civilian critical infrastructure sectors, U.S. Navy, Department of Defense and federal and local government. Photo by Daniel L. Kuester

clearer picture of the role of each was one of the goals. “Everyone agrees (cyber) is important, but not everyone agrees where to focus our limited resources. Results from this game will be used to understand what resources the DoD should focus on and what critical sectors could see the most disruption,” added Schneider. Cyber attacks on businesses decrease with more cooperation between Department of the Navy and civilians. “The game integrates the private sector with U.S. government and military for national cyber resilience,” said Philip Bilden, chairman of NWC Foundation Center for Cyber Security Task Force. “NWC has been at the forefront of identifying our nation’s cyber vulnerabilities as extending beyond our military into our critical infrastructure as a nation, which is predominantly in the private sector of our economy. Our financial system, power

grids, transportation networks and other sectors are vulnerable to attack and disruption by state and non-state actors in cyberspace. This simulation exercise brings leaders from the private sector and our military and U.S. government together to work through possible scenarios to improve our collective defense.” The game may also build more awareness and help preparedness. “The successful outcome for this cyber wargame is that when the inevitable happens, people know how to react in a timely way,” added Whitehouse. “With any luck, we may learn a few things that can help us in Congress so we can try to help.” NWC is a one-year resident program that graduates about 600 resident students and about 1,000 distance learning students each year. Its primary mission is to educate and develop future leaders. Additional missions include helping to de-

fine the future Navy and its roles and missions, supporting combat readiness, strengthening global maritime partnerships, promoting ethics and leadership throughout the force, contributing knowledge to shape effective decisions through the Maritime History Center and providing expertise and advice to the international legal community through the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law. Established in 1884, U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of nine students in 1885 and about 300 of today’s active duty admirals, generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil or follow the Navy on Facebook and Twitter. For more news from Naval War College, visit http://www. navy.mil/local/nwc.

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NAS Whiting Field’s first steps were taken more than 74 years ago Throughout its distinguished history, first as an Auxiliary Air Station and later as a Naval Air Station, Whiting Field has taken great pride in its many accomplishments as well as in its role in preparing those who defend our nation. The installation’s steadfast mission remains the same now as it was during the fires of World War II – to support the training of the next generation of aviation warfighters. As NAS Whiting Field prepares to celebrate 75 years of that proud legacy, it is a perfect time to look back and remember significant moments and events that highlight the air station’s history. This is the first installment in a series to retell the past to our newest generation of service members. By Jay Cope NASWF Public Affairs Officer

Naval aviation’s value to the war and the nation was never more evident than during the Battle of Midway when aircraft and aircraft carriers turned the tide of the fight in the Pacific. Only a little more than one year later, the Navy added another vital tool to the training infrastructure necessary to bridge the gulf existing between the need for pilots in the fleet and the aviation warfighters available to continue winning the battles in the skies. Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field was commissioned July 16, 1943 to add critical training spaces to Naval Air Station Pensacola’s aviation training complex. The demand for pilots exceeded NAS Pensacola’s (NASP) training facilities at the time, and early 1943 found leadership of the training command searching for a new airfield to join Saufley, Ellyson, Barin and other fields to support the aviation training effort. Rear Adm. George Murray selected a site in nearby Santa Rosa County choosing 21 parcels purchased at a cost of $24,595 designating the field temporarily as “Field X.” The land was mostly farmland and pine groves which were tapped for rosin by the locals. With the short period of time desired for the new airfield, it was likely a daunting task, but it took only a few standardized words to establish the intent to create the newest and largest of the Naval Auxiliary Air Stations supporting the training of pilots at NASP. “This is a Letter of Intent, informing you that the Navy Department intends to enter into a

WAVES at work in tower, Squadron VN3D8. An early Whiting photo.

cost-plus-a-fixed-fee construction contract with you for the construction of the following described public works projects at the location indicated said projects being designated by general title…” Those few sentences in the letter of intent dated Feb. 17, 1943, followed by a list of construction projects totaling $8,243,300 truly formed the conception of Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Projects outlined in the letter included items such as: bachelor quarters, subsistence buildings, hangars, administration buildings, and most importantly – more than 1.7 million square yards of paving for runways and taxiways. With slightly more than 2,900 acres in central Santa Rosa County, the future air stationed was envisioned with two landing fields approximately one mile apart, a housing complex and support facilities located centrally between the two airfields. A goal of more than 4,500 pilots was established as the student throughput for NAS Pensacola, so their was a strong desire to speed the project to completion. Construction began April 16, 1943 and Sailors began arriving in late June with the first

aircraft landing on the fledgling runways July 1, two weeks before the base was commissioned. Conditions were quite primitive for the service members and civilian employees at the facility with YN2 K.E. Kreiser describing it as “an expanse of swamp, woods and mud. That is, mud while it was raining (quite authentic rumor has it that it rained 27 out of the 31 days after work was commenced on the station),” in an article he wrote called the Wilds of Whiting. As the summer progressed, Whiting residents joked about whether the fierce, dust-blowing winds or the heavy summer rains would be the element to take the young installation down to the ground. At a time frame before air conditioning, fans were in short supply and electricity intermittent even if there was one in the building according to Lola (Hammac) Kittel, a lady who was one of the first three women civilian employees at the site. “It was the most miserable summer I ever spent. It was hot, uncomfortable…We called it the Dust Bowl,” she said. “It seemed like that was the hottest summer I can ever remember.”

The water system was also inconsistent and hot water was not installed until November. Early cartoons from the time show the Sailors and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) taking hour-long bus rides to NASP to take showers. If difficult weather and still-inprogress utilities weren’t difficult enough, creatures of the wild and domesticated varieties were a problem. Cows were notorious for parading the runways delaying flight operations, strolling down the roads and entering the hangars interrupting maintenance. One cow even joined the congregation peeking in an open window during services in the new chapel and contributing a long “moo-o-o” during the final hymn. One story passed along in Kreiser’s article included a Coast Guardsman on “Dog-Watch” who, hearing movement in the bushes challenged the intruder to present himself. With no reply, the enlisted man fired at the noise. Later, in the station’s logbook, an entry was made “sighted sow, shot same.” Humor seemed to be the way many dealt with the harsh conditions with one WAVE stationed at the base contributing a book’s worth of cartoons detailing the weather, isolation, lack of facilities and more. Another contributed a July 29, 1944 poem to the Whiting Tower commenting in one stanza: “There’s wild life, too – the pigs and cows, And cats equipped with weird meows; We know not whither, why or whence, They just got here before the fence. Since they were first – their point I see – They feel they have priority.” Despite the difficulties, the

service members and civilians maintained a strong sense of purpose driven by the necessity of the war. Planes were flying to the field less than three months after construction began and the buildings were being built as fast as necessity demanded. “We were all dedicated to our jobs,” Kittle said. “We had seen Pearl Harbor and we were not too sure we would win the war. We were all doing the very best we could.” Their best was pretty impressive. By mid-November, one NAAS Whiting Field squadron was home to 280 aircraft including 221 SNJ Texans, 38 SNV Valiants and 21 VM units. Between Oct. 5 and Nov. 6, 1943, 1,829 students completed training at Squadron VN3D8 at the installation. Additionally, Squadron VN8D8-C hosted 143 Beechcraft SNB aircraft and by February 1994, the unit was up to processing more than 500 students in a month through their syllabus. In less than one year, NAAS Whiting Field, formerly designated as Field “X,” had gone from a concept to a fully functioning cog in the mechanism to produce the huge number of pilots necessary for the war effort. Capt. Kenneth Whiting was renowned for his innovative spirit and a grit to follow projects through, such as his push for the concept of the aircraft carrier at a time when the battleship Navy was still the norm. Thus, the perseverance to succeed even in rough circumstances would likely have appealed to him. Murray alluded to such during the commissioning ceremony. “If Ken Whiting could see the field that bears his name, he would love it.”

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Museum remembers anniversary of fire Tomorrow, July 29 at 10 a.m. the National Naval Aviation Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fire aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) with a ceremony in Hangar Bay One near the exhibit that honors the service of the ship. When commissioned in 1955, the USS Forrestal was the Navy’s first supercarrier. Speakers will include two local survivors of that tragic day at sea, retired Rear Adm. Peter Booth and retired Capt. C. Flack Logan. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org/event/museum-commemorate-50th-anniversary-forrestal-fire/

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

Physicals for children available at NHP

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

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

CREDO workshops announced The Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is offering new workshops in July, August and September on the topics of family enrichment (FER), personal resilence (PRW) and suicide prevention (ASIST and safeTALK). • safeTALK, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to noon • PRW, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., registration ends Aug. 24 • ASIST, Aug. 22 to 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, attendence both days required, registration ends Aug. 15 • FER, Sept. 8 to 10 To register or for more information on any of these workshops, contact Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or e-mail Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Annual retired military seminar returns Attention military retirees: Oct. 21 has been selected as the date for the 44th annual Gulf Coast Retired Military Seminar. The resource fair, which provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. For more information, call 452-5618.

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

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@BallingerPublishing.com. 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. nology and experience being aboard a carrier at sea in “Aircraft Carrier,” a new giant screen film showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum. With unprecedented logistical assistance and access by the U.S. Navy, “Aircraft Carrier” places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises, which involved more than 22 nations and 55 ships. “Aircraft Carrier” also brings audiences aboard the Navy’s newest submarines and into the cockpit of the Navy’s next generation aircraft, the F-35. The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and show times, call 453-2389 or go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/giantscreen-theater/.

Free trolley service available at beach

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

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

Weekly cleanups target waterfront areas Ocean Hour FL conducts weekly waterfront cleanups at local parks and beaches in the Pensacola and Santa Rosa area. On a monthly basis volunteers spend an hour each Saturday morning at the following locations: • Naval Live Oaks, first Saturday. • Chimney Park, second Saturday. • Bay Bluffs Park, second Saturday. • Project Greenshores, third Saturday. • Bartram Park, third Saturday. • Fort Pickens, fourth Saturday. • Park East, fifth Saturday. • Park West, fifth Saturday. Volunteers can pre-register at www.ocean hourfl.com, but registration is not required. Sign-ins are at 8:45 a.m., and cleanups are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ocean Hour FL provides supplies. For more information, call 207-9326 or 450-1112 or e-mail oceanhourfl@gmail.com.

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

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

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www.cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

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Pensacola State College helps prepare eligible veterans for entry into college by offering free, non-credited refresher courses. The program also helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year. The VUB office is located in Bldg. 6 at Pensacola State College. For more information or to set up an appointment, call retired Navy CPO Rob Gregg at 4842068.

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

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

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon Aug. 5 at the Rico Mexican restaurant. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. For additional information, including directions on how to get there, check the Rico Mexican Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RicoMexican.

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

Corvette show on Pensacola Beach Join Vette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 15th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, Sept. 8 and 9. A pre-registration and welcome dinner for out-oftown participants will be held Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar on Pensacola Beach. The dinner will be included in the registration process. On Sept. 9, registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Individuals interested in registering a vehicle can register for $35 until Aug. 10. Registration after Aug.10 is $45. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette.com/2017vettes-at-the-beach/. For more information, go to www.miraclestripcorvette.com or contact Carol with Miracle Strip Corvette Club at carolsg257@bellsouth.net or call 3756993. For more information about Pensacola Beach, go to www.VisitPensacolaBeach.com.

PTA offers leadership training The Escambia County Council of PTA/PTSAs (ECCPTA) is hosting their Annual Leadership Training Event and Vendor Fair Aug. 19, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pensacola State College library and arena. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a light breakfast and a welcome from the Florida state PTA president, as well as Escambia County’s School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Training will begin immediately following their greetings with more than a dozen classes offered with three different class periods and time for break-out sessions, as well as time to network and brainstorm in between. To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/escambiacounty-pta-leadership-training-vendor-fair-tickets34179689371?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaig n=social&utm-content=attendeeshare &aff=escb&utmsource=cp&utm-term=listing For more information, contact Michelle Salzman at president@escambiapta.org


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Ready, set, GO ... Back to school School zones surround NASP: slow down, watch for children From National Safety Council

chool buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school.

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The reality of school bus safety is that more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers. Most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related crashes are pedestrians, 4 to 7 years old, who are hit by the bus or by motorists illegally passing a stopped school bus. For this reason, it is necessary to know the proper laws and procedures for sharing the road safely with school buses: • All 50 states have a law making it illegal to pass a School buses and children are sharing the roadways in Escambia county starting Aug. 10 – slow down and be on school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. the lookout for them. • School buses use yellow flashing lights to alert motorists that they are preparing to stop to load or unload children. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign you as a driver are obligated to exercise great care and ex- Children riding bicycles create special problems for drivarm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped and chil- treme caution to avoid striking pedestrians. ers because they are not capable of proper judgment in dren are getting on or off the bus. • Drivers should not block the crosswalk when stopped determining traffic conditions. • All 50 states require that traffic in both directions stop at a red light or waiting to make a turn. Do not stop with When passing a bicyclist proceeding in the same dion undivided roadways when students are entering or ex- a portion of your vehicle over the crosswalk. Blocking rection, do so slowly and leave at least a distance between iting a school bus. the crosswalk forces pedestrians to go around your you and the bicycle of no less than three feet. Maintain • While state laws vary on what is required vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation. this clearance until you have safely passed the bicycle. on a divided roadway, in all cases, traffic be• The most common causes of collisions are drivers • In a school zone when a warning flasher hind the school bus (traveling in the same or flashers are blinking, you must stop to turning left in front of an oncoming bicycle or turning direction) must stop. yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian cross- right, across the path of the bicycle. • The area 10 feet around a school bus is • When your vehicle is turning left and there is a bicying the roadway within a marked crosswalk where children are in the most danger of or at an intersection with no marked cross- clist entering the intersection from the opposite direction, being hit. Stop your car far enough from the you should wait for the bicyclist to pass before making walk. bus to allow children the necessary space to • Always stop when directed to do so by a the turn. safely enter and exit the bus. • If your vehicle is turning right and a bicyclist is apschool patrol sign, school patrol officer or desig• Be alert. Children are unpredictable. Children walk- nated crossing guard. proaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the ining to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with • Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the tersection first before making a right turn. Remember to their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for chil- always use your turn signals. risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when cross- dren not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, • Watch for bicycle riders turning in front of you withing the street. out looking or signaling, especially if the rider is a child. playgrounds and parks. • Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and • Take extra precautions in school zones and neigh• Don’t honk your horn, rev your engine or do anything could have tragic consequences. to rush or scare a pedestrian in front of your car, even if borhood areas where children and teenagers might be ridSharing the road safely with child pedestrians ing. you have the legal right-of-way. All drivers need to recognize the special safety needs Sharing the road safely with child bicyclists • Watch out for bikes coming out of driveways or from of pedestrians, especially those that are children. Young, On most roadways, bicyclists have the same rights and behind parked cars or other obstructions. elderly, disabled and intoxicated pedestrians are the most responsibilities as other roadway users and often share the • Check side mirrors for bicyclists before opening the frequent victims in auto-pedestrian collisions. Generally, same lane, but bicycles can be hard to see. The riders are door. Some communities may fine drivers for collisions pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections; how- exposed and easily injured in a collision. Oncoming bi- caused by opening a vehicle door in the path of a bicyever, regardless of the rules of the road or right-of-way, cycle traffic is often overlooked and its speed misjudged. clist.

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479th Flying Training Group welcomes a new commander Story, photo by Tech. Sgt. Ave Young 12th Flying Training Wing

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he 479th Flying Training Group (479th FTG) welcomed its new commander, Col. Charles McElvaine, during a change of command ceremony June 30 in the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The ceremony marks the formal transfer of command authority and was performed in front of members of the unit in keeping with tradition. Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, presided over the ceremony which included a formation of

the 479th FTG’s four squadrons. The 12th FTW is headquartered at Joint Base San AntonioRandolph, Texas and is the 479th’s higher headquarters within the Air Education Training Command. Carey presented Col. John Edwards with the

Legion of Merit for his accomplishments while assigned as the 479th FTG commander. Edwards will become the 28th Bomb Wing commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. With the traditional passing of the unit’s flag, Edwards relinquished

Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Charles McElvaine as he assumes command of the 479th Flying Training Group (479th FTG) during a change of command ceremony June 30 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

command to Carey. Carey then presented McElvaine the 479th’s flag to complete the ceremony and tradition.

McElvaine’s recent include assignments serving as a student at the National War College, Fort McNair,

Washington, D.C., and as the chief of Nuclear Operations Division, J33, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

Military “Rejuventation Station” open at Cordova Mall ... The Pensacola Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting July 20 to dedicate the opening of the new Military Rejuvenation Station at Cordova Mall. The special area is for active-duty military, veterans and their families to take a break from shopping and recharge their mobile device, watch TV, eat and relax. The Military Rejuvenation Station is sponsored by Harris Jewelry and the USO. Bill Robinson, regional director of sales and store operations of Harris Jewelry cut the ribbon. He was joined by Cordova Mall’s Marketing Director, Angela Jacks; general manager, William Payne and operations director, Chuck McCants, as well as USO’s Nicole Bell and chamber ambassadors. Cordova Mall photo

COMMAND LINES

GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at FFSC. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Newcomer Spouse Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. • Parenting Children – Toddlers: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and Sept. 18 (six sessions). • Couples Communication: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills and finding ways to compromise. • Imagination Station Playgroup: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet military families and let your children play. • New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Meet other new military spouses and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next classes are scheduled for Aug. 2 and Aug. 17. Stress can damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Who Cares What’s on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Learn how to develop a spending/budget plan. • Don’t be Taken; Know a Scam When You Hear One: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 23. Learn to identify and protect yourself from misleading and fraudulent consumer practices. • AMVETS: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 29. Find out what AMVETS (American Veterans), a service organization for veterans, can do to assist you.

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

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc.. To access an unrestricted report, the

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

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling

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

military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil. Upcoming workshops include: • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. • Marriage Enrichment Retreat: Aug. 10-18 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is not provided. All legally married active-duty servicemem-

bers and their spouses are eligible to attend. Register by e-mail to Ray Doss at Ray.doss.ctr@ navy.mil or call (228) 871-3504. • Family Enrichment Retreat: Sept. 8-10 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is available for ages 7 and younger. All legally married activeduty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:30-3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel. Gainey@usmc.mil.

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


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

Visitors to the Exploreum can find five Superfood Heroes throughout the renovated exhibit using the Superfood Heroes app. This new technology marks the first time augmented reality has been used in a museum in the region. Photo from www.exploreum.com/missionnutrition

From Josh Holland Director of Marketing and Design at Gulf Coast Exploreum

After more than a year of planning, the Exploreum Science Center opened the new Mission Nutrition interactive exhibit area in the My BodyWorks Gallery on July 22. The renovation features include: • Five Superfood Heroes come to life after visitors download the Superfood Heroes app. Visitors can search for “triggers” in the gallery, hold up their phone and out come the Heroes. The cartoon Heroes talk to visitors about the advantages of making them a part of a healthy diet. • The Fuel Up Car that visitors can “drive” is designed from images of nine unique foods. • Visitors can learn to cook healthy key lime pie, shrimp and grits, meatloaf and chicken while playing the “Now You’re Cooking”

game. • Exploreum educators will unleash their inner Alex Trebec when they host the “You Are What you Eat” game. They will invite groups to gather round the 8-foot screen and join in the competition. “This renovation hits the mark on so many levels,” said Jan McKay, the Exploreum’s executive director. “The interactive media uses the most recent technology available, the colors and design are amazing and exciting, there is something for everyone, the games are fun and the educational content is strong. We are pleased with the outcome, and we hope our community will come and see for themselves.” Mission Nutrition replaces an older area of the gallery which also focused on nutrition education. As information gleaned from nutritional research progressed, the area needed an upgrade. Nothing in the

new Mission Nutrition is off the shelf. All game concepts, design, software and interactivity were custom designed for the Exploreum. “This is the first time augmented reality has been used in a museum exhibition in our region of the country,” said McKay. “I would bet it is also the first time it will be integrated into a permanent science center exhibit.” The exhibits will be part of the permanent gallery. The Exploreum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Summer combo pricing is in effect: $10 per visitor, which includes admission to the entire Exploreum plus a ticket to the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater, now featuring the film “A Beautiful Planet.” Members get in free all year. Membership and additional information at www.exploreum.com.

At the movies: NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema FRIDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Cars 3” (2D), (G), 5:30 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Cars 3” (3D), (G), 12:30 p.m.; “Despicable Me 3” (3D), (PG), 3 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (3D), (PG13), 5 p.m.; “The Mummy” (3D), (PG13), 8 p.m.; “Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), noon; “Cars 3” (2D), (G), 2 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 4:30 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Cars 3” (2D), (G), noon; “Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 6:30 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; “The House,” (R), 7 p.m.

MONDAY

CLOSED

TUESDAY

“Transformers: The Last Knight” (3D), (PG13), 6 p.m.; “Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: “The Little Mermaid,” (G), noon and 2 p.m.; “Megan Leavey,” (PG13), 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; “The Mummy” (2D), (PG13), 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “All Eyez On Me”, (R), 7 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 6 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com

• Children learn to golf: The First Tee program of Northwest Florida is coming to A.C. Read Golf Club this fall. The First Tee • Summer Splash program helps Event: MWR is throwing your child learn the biggest party of the the fundamensummer on NAS Pentals of the game sacola at the Family while building Summer Splash Aug. 5 character. First from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tee is open to MWR is opening up Barchildren ages 5 rancas Sports Complex to 12, with on Radford Blvd. to all classes availpatrons for fun in the sun able on Tuesand plenty of water to days or cool you down.There will Wednesdays starting Aug. 22. be a giant water slide, spider mountain and Cost is $50 per plenty of inflatables for junior, all MWR the children. Food and authorized debeverage will be availpendents welable for purchase. Do not come. Call Josh miss the last big party of Meador, PGA, the summer, Summer at 452-2454 for Splash 2017. For more more informainformation, call 452tion. 3806. • Child Sports Program: Looking to get your young children involved in sports? Start Smart with Navy Child and Youth Programs is a six-week program to teach children 3 to 5 years of age the basics of sports. This program is free to children of authorized MWR patrons; one parent or guardian must attend with each child. Sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 12 at the Hwy. 98 Youth Sports Complex. Register at the Corry Youth Center from Aug. 1 to 25 or call 453-3490 for more information. • Corry Station Child Development Center (CDC) has space for free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for the 2017-18 school year. The program offers a high quality educational program with qualified teachers for all children 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1 of the program year. For additional information call 458-6588. • Learn to sail: MWR Pensacola offers sailing classes at Bayou Grande and Blue Angel Park on Saturdays with a beginner and intermediate level class. Call Blue Angel Park at 281-5489 or Bayou Grande Marina at 452-

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


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