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Anglers welcome ... Fishing on the Pier is open for authorized base personnel from sunrise to 7 p.m. tomorrow, July 30, and sunrise to noon July 31 at NASP’s Allegheny Pier (also known as Alpha Pier) under the leadership of the 2016 Navy Ball Committee. You must have a valid fishing license and only legal fish can be kept. No alcohol or vehicles allowed on pier. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. James Walker at 452-8974 (e-mail, james.m.walker3@navy.mil).

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‘Dream Flight’ lands at NASP Work progressing on gate system

Tour for teens part of OBAP program

By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

From NASP Public Affairs

Approximately 150 teenagers who have an interest in pursuing careers in aviation toured Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola July 19 as part of a program co-sponsored by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) and Delta Air Lines. OBAP’s annual “Dream Flight” is offered as a counterpart of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) annual summer camp and the Solo Flight Academy, said Emanuel Burke, a United Parcel Service pilot who volunteers as the director of the Atlanta-based programs. Each year, students take a daylong field trip to a major aviation facility. The field trip gives the students, ages 14 to 18, a chance to engage and network with professionals in the aviation industry, Burke said. “We like to make sure the kids have an opportunity to see what’s out there for them and get them to do something positive,” Burke said. After landing at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field aboard a Delta Air Lines 757, the teens got a chance to interact with members of the U.S. Navy and learn about the various See OBAP on page 2

Lt. j.g. Dewayne Hooper speaks with Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) “Dream Flight” participants about the T-45 Goshawk. About 150 students visited the base July 19. Photo by Lt. j.g. Christopher Humber

The automated vehicle gate (AVG) system at Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) is designed for low-traffic flow times, which will allow the gates to be utilized unmanned after-peak hours, base officials said. The installation of the AVG system is part of a Navywide mandate to free up security personnel for other duties. Once the gates are fully operational, the gates will be unmanned during nonpeak hours and monitored by security via an audiovisual system connected to dispatch. “This is a relatively new system across Navy said installations,” NASP Public Works Officer Cmdr. Brent Paul. “The contractor has been burning in the gates to work through all of the mechanical and software issues related to a new system, which is why the gates have been used intermittently.”

The AVG gates were installed last year at the NASP West Gate at Radford Boulevard and Blue Angel Parkway and at the NASP Corry Station Gate 7 at Navy at Exchange Road and Petty Officers Way, next to the commissary. The gates will be manned during peak hours to keep up with traffic flow, said NASP Security Officer Lt. j.g. Harold Saintcloud. The West Gate will be manned during the day as the primary gate for museum visitors and commercial vehicle traffic. Saintcloud said the gate is currently being manned from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The AVG system is in operation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday as part of the testing phase subject to change. After 7 p.m., access is only available See Gate on page 2

Veterans Choice Program provides life-saving care for heart patient Story, photo from Sacred Heart Health Systems

Heart disease has brought Danny Kennedy much suffering in his 55 years of living. His older brother, his twin brother and his mother all died of heart-related conditions. Like them, Kennedy also struggles with heart problems. He has been on a heart transplant list and has undergone a triple coronary bypass. A catheter ablation procedure successfully reset his irregular heartbeat, and 11 stents help keep blood flowing through his arteries. For Kennedy, sudden cardiac death syndrome is a possibility that leads him to live life to the fullest – when he is able. Kennedy is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He

was stationed in Germany from 1979 to 1983, where he served as a vehicle mechanic and tow-truck driver, transporting missiles by vehicle. Several years ago, while in San Francisco, Kennedy had excellent experiences with medical care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). His cardiology specialist, who earlier in his career had helped develop a technique called contrast echocardiogram imaging, was able to locate the area of Kennedy’s heart that was misfiring and restore normal heart rhythm. After the recent death of his mother, Kennedy and his wife, along with his See Choice on page 2

Danny Kennedy, left, enjoys fishing with his father, Stan Kennedy, near their home in Pace. Kennedy received life-saving treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital through the Veterans Choice Program.

Service members have expanded options for college admissions tests By Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs

Service members planning to start their college education have a new option for taking admissions tests, including the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) Assessment Program. New to the testing programs is a reimbursement option for members tak-

ing the ACT/SAT at off-base locations, including local high schools or colleges. Service members will pay for the off-base tests upfront when they register, and will be reimbursed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) after-the-fact. “The reimbursement option gives

our Sailors the ability to arrange SAT and ACT testing at offbase locations that fit their personal and professional schedules,” said Ernest D’Antonio, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center’s Voluntary Education program director. ACT and SAT testing through the new DANTES reimbursement pro-

gram is now the Navy’s primary means for Sailors stationed in CONUS to take these exams. On-base testing at DANTES-authorized testing sites (such as Navy College Offices outside the continental United States) is funded by directly by the Department of Defense and does not require student payment. See Testing on page 2

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throughthefrontgateatNASP. TheCorryStationAVGgatewillbe mannedduringthepeakhoursof6:30 a.m.to8:30a.m.and11a.m.to1p.m., Saintcloudsaid. Paulofferedsomedetailsaboutthe AVGsystemthatmighthelpdriversas thetransitiontofulloperationcontinues: •TheCACcardsworkwiththeproximitycardreaderandtheswipesystem. Thekeypointistousethedigitalbar codeonyourID,notthemagneticstrip. TheCACcardshavebothontheback. •Currentlyonlyactive-dutyandDoD civilianCACcardsworkwiththecard readers.Softwareupdatesarerequired toallowthesystemtoreaddependent and retiree IDs. The contractors are scheduled to make that update in the nearfuture.

•Theinboundgatesaredesignedfor low-volumetrafficperiodsasittakes about30secondstocyclethrougheach vehicle.Driversshouldnottailgateanothervehiclethroughtheinboundlane asthesystemwillgointoalarmandreject all of the vehicles. However, the outboundlaneisdesignedtoallowfora continuousoutboundflowoftraffic. •Thesystemalsoisdesignedtorecognizevehiclespullingtrailerssuchas someone pulling a boat through the gate. Someadjustmentsarebeingworked outinthesystem,soitisdifficulttopredictwhenafter-hoursaccesswillbeactivated,Paulsaid.Butitwillproduce positiveresultsforNASPintheend. “This actually increases access throughthegateafterhourswherethere hasn’tbeenanywhensecurityshutsthe gate,”Paulsaid.

An automated vehicle gate (AVG) system was installed last year at the NASP West Gate at Radford Boulevard near Blue Angel Parkway. After all of the adjustments are complete, the AVG system will allow after-hours access to the base. Photo by Scott Hallford

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Participants in the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) “Dream Flight” observe as flight students receive “dunker” training July 19 at the Water Survival Training Facility at Naval Air Station Pensacola. About 150 students visited several locations aboard the base during a one-day field trip as part of OBAP’s Atlanta-based program. Photo by Lt. j.g. Christopher Humber OBAP from page 1

navalaviationcareersavailable. Tour stops included the National Naval Aviation Museum, theWaterSurvivalTrainingFacilityandTrainingWingSix(CTW6) aboard NAS Pensacola. The studentsalsogottowatchtheU.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron,theBlueAngels,performduringapracticesession. ThegreetingpartyatthemuseumincludedretiredNavyCapt. SterlingGilliam,thedirector,and retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and CEO of theNavalAviationMuseumFoundation.Duringtheirvisit,thestudentsalsogottowatch“D-Day:

Normandy1944”inthemuseum’s giantscreentheater. WhileatCTW-6,theaspiring aviators received a briefing and talkedtosquadronmembersbeforeviewingstaticdisplaysfeaturingT-6TexanIIandtheT-45 Goshawk. AttheWaterSurvivalTraining Facility, students witnessed the “dunker” in action, as air crews weretrainedinproperwatersurvivaltactics. Cmdr.BobbyE.BrownJr.,directorofdiversityandinclusion forCommander,NavalAirForces Pacific,saidtheNavygetsagreat benefit from collaborating with OBAPonthisproject. “WepartnerwithOBAPasan

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Othertestseligibleforreimbursementthrough DANTES include a single GED, GMAT, GRE General, GRE Subject, Praxis Core (formerly PraxisI)andPraxisSubjectAssessment(includingthePrinciplesofLearningandTeaching)and twoACTsandtwoSATsduringaservicemember’scareer. Forreimbursementoftestingfees,the“Electronic Reimbursement Form” is located on the DANTESwebsite:gotowww.dantes.doded.mil. ServicemembersshouldselectExaminations,ReimbursementEligibility,thenreadtheinstructions and click on the “Electronic Reimbursement Form.” AvalidUniformedServicesCACisrequiredto accesstheOnlineReimbursementCenter.Service membersarerequiredtouploadboththeirofficial

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opportunity under out outreach umbrellainanefforttoreachqualifieddiversecandidates,”hesaid. “Wearelookingforwardtoseeing some of these future aviators as navalaviators.” Burk said students accepted intoeithertheACEAcademyor the Solo Flight Academy must haveshownagenuineinterestin aviationanddemonstratedgrades ofexceptionalacademiccaliber. While attending theACEAcademy,studentsaregiventheadvantagetoparticipateinactivitieswith astronginfluenceontheSTEM program – science, technology, engineeringandmathematics. For more information about OBAP,gotowww.obap.org.

scorereportandpaymentreceiptwithallreimbursementrequestsinordertoreceiveapproval. Forinformationoncollegeadmissionsandacademictestingprograms,includingthenewreimbursement policy, go to www.dantes. doded.mil/examinations/index.html#sthash.Bdv8 pdQ0.9F8zl8iX.dpbs. Questions related to DANTES testing can also be directed to DANTESExamsbye-mailtoexams@navy.mil. Sailorsmayalsotalktoaneducationcounselor attheNavy’sVirtualEducationCenter.Callcenterhoursarefrom6a.m.to9p.m.(EST)Monday through Friday and it can be reached by calling(877)838-1659orDSN492-4684,orby e-mailatVEC@navy.mil. AdditionalinformationabouttheNavalEducationandTrainingProfessionalDevelopment Center, go to  www.netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/ Default.htm.

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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,


82-year-old father, decided they needed to makeafreshstart.They choseNorthwestFlorida for their new home becauseitoffersbetterfishing. “ThedoctorsaidIhad to retire and sell my Harley,” Kennedy said. “HetoldmeIshouldbuy a boat and go fishing. That’sjustwhatwedid.” Early this year Kennedy had another coronary blockage. He needed to see an expert interventional cardiologist,andhehadnotimeto waste. The closest qualified VA cardiologist was at KeeslerAir Force Base, beyondBiloxi,Miss.–a two-hour drive from Kennedy’shomeinPace. Hewaitedsixweeksjust togetacallfromtheofficetosetupanappointment,andthewaittosee the doctor would have beentwomonthsmore. During the wait, Kennedy learned about theVeteransChoiceProgram,whichgivesveterans the opportunity to receivehealthcareoutside the VA network if they facewaittimesinexcess of 30 days or have to travel farther than 40 miles from their home. SacredHeartHealthSystemanditsparentorganization, Ascension, are participatingprovidersin Veterans Choice and workingtoensuretimely accesstohigh-qualitycare forveterans. Kennedy applied for the program and completedtheprocesstoget approvaltoseeoneofSacred Heart’s cardiology experts with the support of Ashlie Fitzsimmons, managerofMilitaryNavigationServicesatSacred Heart. Kennedy researched

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SacredHeartphysicians, andonceapproved,gotan appointment right away withDr.MarkGrise,an interventionalcardiologist withSacredHeartMedicalGroup. “My procedure was scheduled quickly,” Kennedy said. “He performedaheartcatheterizationthroughmywristto opentheblockageinmy artery.Hehasmeonsome meds for ongoing treatment.” KennedysaidhisexperiencewithGriseandhis staff,aswellashisstayat Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola,couldnothave been better. He encourages all his military friendstoapplyforVeterans Choice and use SacredHeart’sdoctorsand services. Nowhe’sbackonthe boatwithhisdad,fishing every chance he gets – just like the doctor ordered. The Veterans Choice Programenablesveterans neededcareclosetohome fromanon-VAprovider. As part ofAscension, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare system and the world’s largest Catholic health system, SacredHeartjoinsAscensionfacilitiesin24states andtheDistrictofColumbiainservingasanofficialproviderofveterans careoutsidetheVA. “Nopopulationismore vulnerableandmoredeservingofourcompassion andsupportthanournation’s veterans,” said Susan Davis, president andCEOofSacredHeart HealthSystem.“Themen andwomeninourcommunity who have sacrificed so much for us deserve access to highqualityhealthcare.” For more information abouttheVeteransChoice Program,gotowww.ascension.org/veterans.

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Year after attack, improvements made across the force By Capt. Ray Benedict U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Fleet Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer

It has been one year since the tragic attack on the recruiting station and Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Chattanooga, Tenn. On July 16, 2015, four Marines and one Sailor were killed; another Marine was injured. As we reflect on that day, it’s important to pay our condolences to the families, friends, fellow Marines and shipmates of those lost. It’s also important that we honor their lives by doing the best we can to mitigate future harm to our people, platforms and installations. Since last July, our efforts have been focused on enhancing force protection for off-installation activities, as well as the entire force. Protection of the Navy’s most valuable asset, our people, has been and will continue to be the priority, and United States Fleet Forces (USFF) in the role of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) executive agent for force protection (FP) and anti-terrorism (AT), will continue working with other committed stakeholder commands to ensure we address

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The five service members killed in the attack were honored at a memorial service in Chatanooga, Tenn., in August 2015. Photo by MC2 Justin Wolpert

the constantly evolving security environment in which we live and operate. To that end, our efforts since the shooting have been focused on enhancing force protection for the entire force. Our actions, informed by the investigation, also address key areas directed by the Secretary of Defense’s memoranda of July 29 and Oct. 2, 2015, and include arming personnel, force protection enhancements for off-installation facilities, active shooter training, physical improvements and mass warning/notification systems that will enhance security and force protection and improve our ability to protect our personnel. Today, all 71 off-installation NOSCs have qualified armed men or women standing the watch. Navy Recruiting Com-

mand has developed plans and is in final preparation to arm watch standers at recruiting stations as well. The arming of personnel at these facilities provides both a deterrent value and a defensive capability against potential attacks. To ensure our people are prepared to respond appropriately, quickly and with confidence to a security threat, training is critical. USFF Command issued guidance requiring all Navy personnel (active, reserve, civilians and contractors) in the USNorthCom AOR to receive active shooter training within 90 days of reporting for duty, with an annual refresher. Active shooter response training was also made a focus area for the annual anti-terrorism exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield

held in February 2016. After reviewing policies and doctrine, updates and changes have been made that specifically address AT/FP issues as they relate to off-installation facilities. Making sure senior leaders have the proper tools to manage the requirements of our off-installation units, which serve in and among our communities, is vital; therefore new training curricula were developed to address these organizations. Following a series of security engineering planning assistance visits, $80 million was allocated for improvements at recruiting stations (across all services) to install access controls, visual identification systems and perform physical changes to some buildings. Being able to notify our personnel throughout the command in the event of any emergency situation is vital. A mobile device-based mass notification system has been deployed across all Navy recruiting stations to alert personnel and law enforcement. Finally, all off-installation facilities were directed to review their emergency action plans with local law enforcement and first responders and to train and rehearse these

plans to respond effectively to potential threats. It is important to note that we remain incredibly grateful for the quick and effective action by the first responders in Chattanooga. The experience and lessons from that day have been used to press into action relationships between the Navy and first responders across the force. Force protection is inherently part of everyone’s mission, and our way ahead requires all-hands embrace a force protection mindset, recognizing the increased threat to Department of the Navy personnel. Our anti-terrorism/force protection strategies must provide additional layers of security against active shooter threats. Barriers and advanced warning devices are key elements in extending the time necessary for individuals to have the opportunity to evade and escape a crisis. Through a dedicated and thorough review of all aspects of AT/FP, our Navy today operates with a higher sense of awareness of the threats in our environment and is better trained and equipped to mitigate the harm and damage from an attack like the one in Chattanooga.

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All-Navy Women’s Basketball Team sharpening skills on and off the court From Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs


ORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) – About 20 female Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from various commands came together at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC) earlier this month to compete for a spot on the 2016 All-Navy Women’s Basketball Team. NASCC Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Fitness hosted the camp June 10-29. Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi corpsmen also assisted each day with taping and any medical attention the athletes needed. The final 12 players who made the team have been practicing and scrimmaging in preparation for the Armed Forces Sports Championship in San Antonio, Texas, July 1-7. The players underwent a competitive tryout process. “They were evaluated on their dribbling, shooting, (and) basketball IQ,” said Tonya Strobridge, who has been coaching the team since 2012. “It’s not just their skills, talent and knowledge of the game, but also how well they come together and work as a team.” The All-Navy Women’s Basketball Team will represent the Navy in the Armed Forces Sports Championship, where they will compete against other

services. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) manages the All-Navy Sports program, which allows Sailors who possess the athletic skills to compete above the intramural level, in team or individual sports – a chance to represent the Navy at higher level athletic competitions. Annual All-Navy teams participate in the Department of Defense Sports program and compete in the Armed Forces Championships against teams from the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. The sports consist of men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, cross country, bowling, volleyball, golf, softball, triathlon, marathon, rugby and wrestling. “The Navy teams are operated from a budget provided by CNIC; their goal is to put the ‘best of the best’ Navy players on the field, court or alley,” said James Senn, Navy Sports

All-Navy Women’s Basketball Team assistant coach Diane Richardson mentors prospective players as they run through drills. Photo by MC1 Joseph Garza

program manager. “They do this through a series of nationwide tryouts in various locations.” After the tryouts the teams are picked and, depending on the sport, players go through a mini-camp to get ready for the season. “These young Sailors are not just good basketball players, and the All-Navy Sports Program is not just about sports,” Senn added. Most of the women basketball players who have spent the past few weeks at NAS Corpus Christi said they were proud to be a part of the team. “All-Navy women’s basketball means a lot to me,” said AC3 Taylor Jones, who is assigned to air operations at Naval Station Norfolk. “I get

to meet new people and build new friendships with people who share the same love for the game as I do.” Jones has two years U.S. Navy service and is a native of Austin, Texas. It’s her first year playing with the AllNavy team, and she plays guard. MA2 Kenyatta Gatlin is a center and forward, and has been with the team for two years. The Griffin, Ga., native is currently stationed aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) homeported in Norfolk. “I am thankful for this opportunity to serve my country along with doing something that I love, which is playing basketball,” Gatlin added. “I have been doing this for four years (playing

All-Navy) and I’m grateful for this blessing.” They also took time out of their schedule to visit with children and their families staying at the local Ronald McDonald House. CTI2 Kristina Farmer, a native of Pensacola who is a forward on the team summed it up. “It shows that we have more to offer the service than what we do in uniform,” said Farmer. For more information, visit http://www. navy. mil/, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy/, or http://www. twitter.com/ usnavy/. For more news from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ nascc.

Navy announces release of Blue Angels flight app From Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) – The U.S. Navy has approved and issued a trademark license to Italian gaming company RORTOS for its development of a Blue Angels flight simulation game, now available. The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) is the delegated authority to supervise, administer, license and control trademark functions related to Naval Aviation activities, to include the Navy Flight Demonstration The Blue Angels flight app is now available on the Squadron, the “Blue Angels.” Through months of discusGoogle Play store site.

sion between RORTOS, the CNATRA Trademark Counsel, the Office of Naval Research and members of the Blue Angels team, an agreement was reached to provide a three-year license to RORTOS for its use of the Blue Angel trademarks. The Navy determined that permitting use of the Blue Angels likeness for this flight simulation game is consistent with the goals of the Navy’s trademark licensing program, specifically to stimulate interest in, and enhance the image and

reputation of the Navy and that it will also strengthen and protect the Navy’s trademark rights. For more information about the Chief of Naval Air Training, visit http://www.cnatra.navy mil/ and find CNATRA on Facebook at https://www. facebook.com/CNATRA. For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Chief of Naval Air Training, visit www. navy. mil/local/cnatra/.



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Father and son reunite at Corry’s Information Warfare Training Command Story, photo by MC3 Taylor L. Jackson Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station Public Affairs


t’s not every day a Navy family gets the chance to cross paths in the fleet. For one father and son duo, this opportunity presented itself as the two information warfare (IW) community Sailors were brought together at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) NAS Pensacola Corry Station. WO2 Willie WaldenBryan Sr., from Atlantic City, N.J., enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as an undesignated seaman. He later picked up the radioman rating which eventually became the information systems technician (IT) rating. Eighteen years later, his son Willie WaldenBryan Jr. followed his father’s example and enlisted in the Navy as an IT. “When my son told me he was interested in the Navy, I recommended the IT rating

to him because it provides a lot of useful skill sets on both the military and civilian sides,” said the elder Walden-Bryan. “I wanted to make sure he was set up for success, but it also feels good to see him following in my footsteps.” After his boot camp graduation, the younger Walden-Bryan reported to IWTC Corry Station in January to begin his IT training. He completed the IT “A” school a few months later and, as he awaited orders to

WO2 Willie Walden-Bryan Sr., left, and WO2 Willie Walden-Bryan Jr. are both stationed at Information Warfare Training Command NAS Pensacola Corry Station. A father and son being stationed together is a rare moment in a typical Navy career path.

his first duty station, learned that his father would be coming to Corry Station as well to attend the Information Professional (IP) Basic Course. “It was pretty amazing finding out I was actually going to be attending the course in Pensacola,” said Walden-Bryan Sr. “It’s rare that family members in the



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Navy are at the same command, and getting to be here at the same time as my son is a great feeling.” The younger WaldenBryan said having his father around at the beginning of his naval career served as a reminder of his own goals and of the family tradition he carries on. “I always looked up to

my dad, and he’s a big reason for me joining the Navy,” said Walden-Bryan Jr. “He always tells me to do the best I can, and I would like to one day reach the same level as him or maybe even farther.” Walden-Bryan Sr. is expected to depart IWTC Corry Station and return to his permanent duty station at the conclusion of the IP Basic Course, and WaldenBryan Jr. is currently awaiting orders to his first permanent duty station. He hopes to receive orders to the same area as his father. The father and son both expressed how lucky it felt to be at the same command together as they achieved new milestones in their careers. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to be here with my son during his ‘A’ school time,” said the elder Walden-Bryan. “As I’m completing my transition from enlisted to officer, he’s beginning his transition from civilian to Sailor and it’s so amazing for us to be able to be here at this moment.” Information Warfare Training Corry Station provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.



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Twins soar through flight school together Story, photo by Lt.j.g. Marissa Tungjunyatham NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


wins spend a lot of their lives growing up, going to school, and hanging out together. Marine 1st Lt. Matteo and 1st Lt. Andy Occhipinti, however, took it to the next level. Through luck and a little bit of effort, the fraternal twins have managed to go through flight school at the same time and soar through the skies together. Matteo and Andy were born in Italy, five minutes apart from each other with Andy as the older of the two. Ever since they were young, aviation had an influence in their lives. Matteo nostalgically recalled holding an F-14 Tomcat model while on their flight to America. They worked hard on discovering programs that would give them the best grades and athleticism needed to be officers of the Marine Corps. While both knew they wanted to be Marines, Andy and Matteo took separate paths after high school. Andy was accepted to the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Marine Option at the Illinois Institute of Technology, while Matteo went to the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he spent the summer of his junior and senior years earning his commission through the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC). Matteo commissioned in September 2013 and Andy was commissioned in May 2014, both with air contracts to be pilots for the Marine Corps. The twins were then sent to The Basic School (TBS), but they were in different classes and platoons from each other. After completion of TBS, they checked into NAS Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) for flight school one month apart. Although Andy was ahead by one week during Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), the two studied together to pass all the tricky and rigorous exams the first four weeks of the curriculum threw at them. “It’s kind of like having both your best friend and your best study buddy here with you,” Matteo said. “We know how we each study, and we know how the other thinks.”

1st Lt. Matteo Occhipinti watches his twin brother, 1st Lt. Andy Occhipinti, take off in a Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator. Both completed primary training with VT-6, and are heading to VT-7 in Meridian, Miss., for advanced jet training.

The twins passed their exams and celebrated their right to wear their flight suits for the first time on a day nicknamed as “flightsuit Friday.” Following that day, two weeks of API remained. By chance, on the final week of API, Andy had a bout with food poisoning that caused a delay in his training. When he recovered, he was able to join his brother’s API class and graduate together with him. When the twins checked into Training Air Wing Five for primary flight training with the T-6B Texan II aircraft, they knew they had to tackle this phase together. They requested to be in the same squadron and had absolutely no regrets on this decision. With Training Squadron Six, the twins were given the special opportunity to go through the formation phase of primary together. “There was nothing else like flying really close and up next to my brother in formation,” Matteo said. “To practice, we would ride next to each other on motorcycles to practice our maneuvers. We had ICS (intercommunications systems) rigged in our (bike) helmets and that was the best way to practice forms.” On top of that, Andy and Matteo spent nearly 100 hours in the practice T-6B simulators and doubled their hours in the simulator compared to the actual plane. The brothers were dedicated to their jobs as student aviators, pushing each other to do the absolute best they could, and performed exceptionally well in primary. “Primary was awesome,” Andy said, “It was more intense academically, but all this flying, learning, and

doing formation together – it was way cooler than just riding together.” Their teamwork, effort, and determination paid off when the brothers were selected to be jet pilots for the Marine Corps. They transferred to Training Squadron Seven in Meridian, Miss., to learn how to fly the T-45 for their Advanced Flight Training. “We’re excited about it,” Matteo mentioned. “I can’t wait to practice dogfighting with him.” They plan on using their study strategies that have given them much success so far in flight school. Their advanced flight training will start in August, so in the meantime, Andy is sitting in on ground school classes and passing on information to Matteo. In between studying, Matteo and Andy spend a lot of their free time working out, spearfishing and learning to surf together. Though they may seem inseparable, the brothers like to hang out on their own at times. “I like to go out, while Andy usually stays home and watches Lifetime and Oprah,” Matteo joked. “Hey, it saves me money that I can use to take my bike to the racetrack at Barker Motorsports in Birmingham,” Andy said in response. Though they described their relationship with each other similar to an annoying marriage, the brothers don’t regret their adventure through flight school together. “I know we’ll be separated at some point when we get out to the fleet,” Andy said, looking towards their future. “We’ve done the separation thing in college, so I know we’ll be fine.”

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School physicals available at NHP

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

Back-to-school health fair planned

Local children are invited to join The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart for a Backto-School Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, July 30, in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 North Ninth Ave. The event will include: • Free school-entry physicals for kindergarten through 12th grade and first-time Florida students. • Free school immunizations (while vaccines last). • Free health screenings, including asthma, lung function and dental health screenings. • Refreshments, face painting, character greetings and educational information will also be available. Guests are advised to use the Ninth Avenue parking garage. For more information, call 416-4368.

Buy, sell and trade coins at show

The Pensacola Coin Club has scheduled its 41th annual Coin & Currency Show for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, July 30, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at the Hadji Temple, 800 Nine Mile Road. Dealers will be buying, selling and trading coins, currency, stamps, pocket watches, jewelry, sports cards, comic books, tokens and other collectibles. Food and drinks will be available. Admission is $1. For more information, contact Steve Gerlach, show chairman, at 473-1515 or go to www.PensacolaCoinClub.com.

Marines visit to focus on manpower

The annual Manpower Management Officer Assignments (MMOA) branch visit to the Marine Corps’ major commands has kicked off. The Pensacola area will be the second stop on the tour throughout the United States and Japan. Area stops for the MMOA Roadshow are scheduled for Aug. 8 at NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) and Aug. 9 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Each visit begins with an all-officer manpower overview brief to provide commanders and officers with the most up-to-date information on assignments, retention, career designation, promotions and command selection. The briefing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 8 at the NASWF base auditorium. Immediately following the all-officer brief, personal interviews will be conducted by aviation and ground monitors. To schedule interviews at NASWF, Marines should e-mail Sonja.presley@navy.mil or call (850) 623-7147.

Relationship training program available The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. Training sessions are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Two school employees to be roasted

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

Jazz event includes special honors

Where Are My Sisters (WAMS) is presenting an Inspired to Inspire Evening of Honors and Jazz at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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Pier open for two days of fishing Authorized base personnel are invited to go Fishing on the Pier from sunrise to 7 p.m. July 30 and sunrise to noon July 31 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Allegheny Pier (also known as Alpha Pier). The pier is on the corner of South Avenue and East Avenue. Donations are welcome and appreciated. The event is being presented by the 2016 Navy Ball Committee. You must have a valid fishing license and only legal fish can be kept. Be advised, no alcohol or vehicles are allowed on the pier. Also, you are not allowed to gut fish on the pier. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. James Walker by phone at 452-8974 or by email at james.m.walker3@navy.mil.

“American Idol” finalist La Porsha Renae will be the keynote speaker and she is scheduled to perform. Other performers will include the local jazz band Groove Symphony and Alicia Waters. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ladies and organizations scheduled to be honored include Mamie Hixon, Rishy Studer, Sarah Banner and the Junior League of Pensacola. Tickets are $45, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Favor House or Northwest Florida, a domestic violence center. For more information, contact Terri Marshall at 554-4942 or go to https://www.facebook.com/ Where-Are-My-Sisters-119884781415419.

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is presenting the following workshops: • A Lunch-N-Learn session entitled “Put Your Business in the News” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Learn how to write a press release and identify the various local media outlets to pitch your business news story. An option to purchase a media contact list will be available at the workshop. You can bring your lunch. There is no fee, but you should pre-register on the chamber’s website at http://web.pensacolachamber.com/events/SeminarSeries-Put-Your-Business-in-the-News-2727/details. For more information, call 438-4081. • “Business Planning for Success" is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Attendees will discover the key components and the basics of writing a business plan. Fee is $40 for the public. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

Workshops teach suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops feature videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a first aid intervention caregiver. The workshops are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Troy University registration underway

Registration for classes for Term I (Aug. 15 to Oct. 16) at Troy University is now underway and ends Aug 14. The application deadline is Aug. 5. The school offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online as well as a classroombased master of science of counseling and psychology in class at the Pensacola Support Center, 2114 Airport Blvd., Suites 1150/1250. For more information on classes and military and family scholarships, call 287-4102 or e-mail Rob Morrison at jrmorrison@troy.edu.

Food donation campaign underway

The 2016 Feds Feed Families started June 1 and continues through Aug. 31. Non-perishable food donations can be placed in collection boxes around the

base and at the NASP Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, and at various commands around the base. Donation boxes are located at NAS Pensacola Command Headquarters, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. For more information on the campaign, go to www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid= feds-feed-families. For details on drop-off locations or other local information, contact the NASP Chaplain’s Office at 452-2341.

DoD planning virtual education fair

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

Program to help veterans find jobs

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

Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet

Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon Aug. 6 at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. All members, family, or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.

CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered Aug. 25 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Active-duty service members (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Students can register for fall at PSC

Registration is open for fall term at Pensacola State College (PSC). Classes begin Aug. 15. Students may register online at www.pensacola state.edu or visit any PSC location. Fall term options include: Session A, Aug. 15Dec. 9; Session B, Aug. 15-Oct. 10; Session C, Sept. 6-Dec. 9; and Session D, Oct. 11-Dec. 9. For more information, call the PSC Admissions and Information Center at 484-2544.

CREDO enrichment retreat planned

A Family Enrichment Retreat is being offered Sept. 9-11 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The retreat is offered by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can help families reconnect and strengthen relationships, improve communication, stengthen resiliency, set new goals and become more aware of feelings. Active-duty and members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). All expenses are paid, but participants are requried to provide transportation to and from the event. Registration deadline is Aug. 26. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford by phone at 4522341 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

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NETC’s FORCM tours security courses; See page B2 Spotlight


When thunder roars, go indoors Lightning facts, figures and safety From http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov


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

soft hail gain electrons. Upward winds within the cloud redistribute these particles and the charges they carry. The soft hail causes a negative charge build up near the middle and lower part of the storm cloud which, in turn, causes a positive charge to build up on the ground beneath the storm cloud. Eventually, when the charge difference between the negative charge in the cloud and the positive charge on the ground become large, the negative charge starts moving toward the ground. As it moves, it creates a conductive path toward the ground. This path follows a zigzag shape as the negative charge jumps through segments in the air. When the negative charge from the cloud makes a connection with the positive charge on the ground, current surges through the jagged path, creating a visible flash of lightning. Thunder, high winds, darkening skies, rainfall and brilliant flashes of light are warning signs for lightning strikes.

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

Tips for safety – outdoors: • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up. • Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Indoors: • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct

contact with electricity. • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets. • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls. Last resort outdoor risk reduction tips: • If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions may reduce your risk: • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks. • Never lie flat on the ground. • Never shelter under an isolated tree.

• Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter. • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water. • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.) Lightning quick facts: • Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly if it is a tall, isolated object. • Most lightning victims are in open areas or near a tree. • Lightning strikes the U.S. about 25 million times each year. • Lightning can heat its path through the air to five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

++++ +++ To date, there have been 14 lightning fatalities in 2016: one in Alabama, four in Florida, four in Louisiana, one in Missouri, two in Mississippi, one in North Carolina and one in Tennessee. ++++ +++ From http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov


Myth: If you’re caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck. Fact: Crouching doesn’t make you any safer outdoors. Run to a substantial building or hard topped vehicle. If you are too far to run to one of these options, you have no good alternative. You are not safe anywhere outdoors. Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice. Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.

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Myth: Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning by insulating you from the ground. Fact: Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, not the rubber tires. Remember, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, open-shelled outdoor recreational vehicles and cars with fiberglass shells offer no protection from lightning. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal frame into the ground. Don’t lean on doors during a thunderstorm. Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground. Fact: Lying flat increases your chance of

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being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, keep moving toward a safe shelter. Myth: Structures with metal, or metal on the body (jewelry, cell phones, MP3 players, watches, etc), attract lightning. Fact: Height, pointy shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt will strike. The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference on where lightning strikes. Mountains are made of stone but get struck by lightning many times a year. When lightning threatens, seek a safe shelter; don’t waste time removing metal. While metal does not attract lightning, it does conduct it so stay away from metal fences, railing, bleachers, etc.

Jokes & Groaners It’s raining really bad jokes ... Why did the woman go outdoors with her purse open? Because she expected some change in the weather. What happens when it rains cats and dogs? You have to be careful not to step in a poodle. What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather. What’s the difference between a horse and the weather? One is reined up and the other rains down. What’s it called when a tornado takes away your cow? An udder disaster. According to one news story, if global warming continues, in 20 years the only chance we’ll have to see a polar bear is in a zoo. So in other words, nothing is going to change. Q) What’s worse than raining buckets? A) Hailing taxis.




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Navy training’s force master chief tours security courses Story, photo by GM1 Tiffany Montoya Naval Technical Training Center Lackland Public Affairs


aval Education and Training Command (NETC) Force Master Chief (FORCM) Mamudu Cole conducted a site visit to Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Lackland in Texas recently. Cole assumed his position in March and has been visiting various NETC training activities to gain a better understanding of their mission and training requirements. While at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland, he also toured the United States Air Force Basic Military Training facility. He met with staff and students of NTTC Lackland to discuss upcoming changes to current training instructions and policy. He saw the masterat-arms “A” school training, including handcuffing and searching techniques, M4 rifle familiarization, a class graduation, as well the Naval Corrections Specialist (and counselor) training facility. During his meeting with staff and students, Cole com-

mented on the review of rating names. “We’ve changed rates in the past,” Cole said. “The goal is to better align our jobs with our civilian counterparts. This is a great time in the Navy to be transparent and inclusive. We are all one. We fight the same war – one team, one fight.” The recent introduction of mobile phone applications to Navy training was also discussed. The applications provide Sailors with access to several general military training (GMT) topics, in addition to other resources such as Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP), Final Multiple Score (FMS) Calculator, Navy COOL and eDIVO. “It makes things a lot easier,” he said. “Providing multi-

Naval Education and Training Center (NETC) Force Master Chief (FORCM) Mamudu Cole talks with staff and students while visiting Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Lackland master-at-arms “A” school and Naval Corrections Specialist (and counselor) facilities.

ple options for Sailors to complete their required military training is essential in moving forward with additional technological advances. It makes sense to deliver training and education through the use of mobile devices.” The Center for Security Forces provides specialized training to more than 28,000 students each year. It has 14

training locations across the United States and around the world where training breeds confidence. For more information about the Naval Education and Training Center, visit http://www. netc. navy.mil/. For more information about the Center for Security Forces, visit us at http://www. navy.mil/local/csf.

For more news from the Center for Security Forces, visit us at www. netc. navy.mil/ centers/csf. Find us on Facebook at facebook. com/ www. CENSECFORHQ. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https:// www. netc. navy. mil.



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Star Trek Forever stamps to be dedicated Sept. 2 Story, photo from U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years to the day of its original airing, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will celebrate the iconic 1960s television show Star Trek by dedicating the Star Trek Forever stamps in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place at noon Sept. 2, and will officially launch Star Trek: Mission New York, a three-day celebration that is expected to attract thousands of Star Trek fans. For information regarding Star Trek: Mission New York, go to startrekmissions.com. The stamps will be available for preorder the first week of August at usps.com/shop. The stamps will be de-

livered shortly after Sept. 2. Fans are encouraged to share the news on social media using #StarTrekForever. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television premiere, the Star Trek Forever stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the television program: • The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute (Spock’s iconic hand

gesture) against a blue background. • The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background. • The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background. • The Starship Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background. On the panel beneath the stamps, against a background of stars, are the

words “Space... the final frontier,” from Capt. James Kirk’s famous voiceover. The stamps, designed by Heads of State under the art direction of Antonio Alcalá, are under license by CBS Consumer Products. The Postal Service is participating in Star Trek: Mission New York through an agreement with Reed Exhibitions and its ReedPOP group, a global producer of fan experiences such as New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and others. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. For information on other upcoming stamp dedication ceremonies, go to about.usps.com/news/events-calendar.htm.


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

The animated film, “Alice in Wonderland,� is one of two Disney classics that will be screened at Pensacola Saenger Theatre.

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The schedule of upcoming offerings at Pensacola Saenger Theatre will include classic children’s films and Broadway productions. • For the next two Saturdays, the Friends of the Saenger will be showing two classic Disney films. “Alice in Wonderland,â€? an animated feature from 1951, is scheduled for tomorrow, July 30. “Mary Poppins,â€? which debuted in 1964, is scheduled for Aug. 6. Sponsored by Kids’ ER at West Florida Hospital, both movies will begin at 11 a.m. with the lobby and box office opening up at 10 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at the box office only and admission for each movie is $5. The Friends of the Saenger

is a volunteer not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting and celebrating the historic downtown landmark. “We are going to test the waters with these two movies and see if families are ready for a Saturday matinee,â€? said Jonathan Thompson, president of the Friends of the Saenger. “If we have good attendance, we plan to make the Saturday matinee a regular part of our Classic Movie Series.â€? For more information, go to pensacolasaenger.com/fos/. • The lineup for the 20162017 Broadway in Pensacola Season also has been announced. Productions will include “Straight No Chaser,â€? “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,â€? Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,â€? “Chicago The

Musical,� “Once� and “Mamma Mia!� Subscriptions for the season, which is presented in a partnership between Saenger Theatre and Jam Theatricals, are on sale. Additional details on performances can be found at www.Pensacola Saenger.com. “We take pride in serving Pensacola with top-quality Broadway productions at the beautiful Saenger Theatre,� says Steve Traxler, president of Jam Theatricals. “Energetic hits like these allow us to usher in a new generation of theater goers. We are thrilled to be a part of that legacy of arts supporters in Pensacola.� The Saenger Theatre Box Office is located at 22 East Intendencia St. For more information, call 595-3880 or go to www.PensacolaSaenger.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Legend of Tarzan� (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The BFG� (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “The Purge: Election Year,� R, 8 p.m.


“The BFG� (2D), PG, 11 a.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (2D), PG-13, 1:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m. (sneak preview, free admission); “Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; “The Legend of Tarzan� (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “The Purge: Election Year,� R, 8:30 p.m.


“The BFG� (3D), PG, noon; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Shallows,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Legend of Tarzan� (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Finding Dory� (2D), PG, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Purge: Election Year,� R, 7 p.m.


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


“Finding Dory� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Independence Day: Resurgence� (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; The BFG� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Purge: Election Year,� R, 7:30 p.m.


Free admission to all movies on Wednesdays: “Free Birds,� PG, noon; “Frozen,� PG, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Warcraft� (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; “Now You See Me 2,� R, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


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• “Sleeping Beautyâ€?: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, July 30, at the NASC Theater, Bldg. 633. After a week of rehearsals, about 50 to 60 local children will perform in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Sleeping Beauty.â€? For more information, contact the Youth Center at 452-2417. • Get Golf Ready Clinics: For five weeks, PGA golf professionals will teach you the basics of the swing at A.C. Read Golf Course at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Clinic dates are Mon• Family Summer days Aug. 15 to Splash: Come celeSept. 12; Wednesbefore the days Aug. 17 to brate school year begins. Sept. 14; and Fridays Aug. 19 to The free Family SumSept. 16. Register mer Splash event is at https://camp scheduled for 10 a.m. scui.active.com/ to 2 p.m. Aug. 6. MWR o r g s / A C R e a d is pulling out all the GolfClub. For in- stops with 10 wet and formation, call dry inflatable games including obstacle 452-2454. courses, slides, slip • Sesame and slides, and more. Street performances: Two free Also try your skills on shows are sched- the bungee jumping uled for Aug. 8 at and the jousting ring the NASP games. There also will Com- be kiddie pools with Schools mand Theater, age appropriate water Bldg 633. The play as well as a water show highlights gun play area for the military families older children. The and experiences event is free to all that children may MWR authorized paencounter. Times trons and there will be are 3:30 p.m. and food and beverages 6 p.m. The shows available for purchase. are open to all au- For more information, thorized MWR pa- call 452-3806. trons. For more information, call 452-3806. • Navy Youth Sports Fall Soccer: Registration open through Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at NASP Youth Center. $50 fee. Open to all dependents ages 4 to 14 of active-duty and retired military, reservist, DoD and contractors. Mandatory skills event is scheduled for Aug. 13 at the Sports Complex off Highway 98: 9 a.m. for ages 4 to 5, 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 8 and 11 a.m. for ages 9 to 14. Parents must complete annual PAYS (Parent Association of Youth Sports) training prior to registration. Log on ay www.nays.org/parents. Coaches are always needed. For more information, call 453-3490 or 293-0547. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Recreation Area at the end of John Tower Road has canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 452-9642.

Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.

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

Fleet and Family Support Center

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

• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

to advertise in the gosport, contact Becky Hildebrand at 850.433.1166 ext. 31

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, July 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Welcome Aboard Tour: Fleet and Family Support Center will be conducting a threehour tour of NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station at 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Make new friends and learn some history. Parents must arrange child care and pay for it themselves. Bring your military ID card. Seats are limited. For reservations, call 452-5990. • Training positions open: Are you a military spouse looking for a part time position? The Military Child Education Coalition is hiring trainers for the Parent to Parent program in the Pensacola area. If you would like more information on family

employment, call 452-5990. • Time Management: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 30 and Sept. 20. You have all the time you need to get done what you want. The secret is not more time: It’s using your time more effectively. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. While eliminating stress is unrealistic, managing stress is an attainable and realistic goal that can be achieved by a number of strategies. Learn some techniques. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • EFMP Ribbon Cutting: 11 a.m. Aug. 5, Naval Hospital Pensacola, Deck 7, EFMP Office. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) has a new office at the Naval Hospital PenReservations sacola. requested. For more information, contact Rita Lung, EFMP liaison, at 505-6822 or rita.h.lung.ctr@mail.mil.

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

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

July 29, 2016


15th Annual

In memory of John Ryan Peacock

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2016 THURSDAY FORE! Charity Tee Off Par-Tee & Silent Auction Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 2-Day • 2-Person Best Ball Format Marcus Pointe Golf Club Stonebrook Golf Club

P R O C E E D S B E N E F I T L O CA L C H A R I T I E S Including Child Guardians, Inc • Gulf Coast Kid’s House Council on Aging of West Florida Ashley Lauren Offerdahl Endowment for Children’s Home Society of Florida

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Ads placed by the Military are free To place an ad go online at www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext.29

MARKETPLACE Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is noon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola. com Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

motor • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Articles for Sale

Articles for Sale


F r e e disassembled lumber from large deck. All sizes and lengths. Treated. You haul. North of Tree stand. Field Navy Hospital. & Stream Climb- 850-453-9291. er. 1 year old, up to 400lbs. No is- New women’s sues. Sell $75. maxi dresses. CaCompared to pris. Yoga pants. over $200 retail Sizes mediumprice. 454-9486. large. $8 each. All must go. 850Naval Aviation 458-3821. framed prints, Vietnam. Enter- New women’s prise on Yankee size 11 sandals, brand Stadium 34x44. name and USS DeHaven sneakers, escorting USS handbags. $10Coral Sea @ $15 each. All Tonkin Gulf must go. 85039x31. Artist 458-3821. R.G. Smith. See New in box: photos: http://pensacola. B a c k - t o - L i f e c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / portable spinal art/5542437987. decompression unit as seen on ht TV. $95. Must 850-458Loveseat-sized go. hide-a-bed with 3821. Sealy Posturtwin pedic mattress. Vintage B l u i s h - g r a y . bedroom set. In$110 OBO. Like cludes 2 dressers, new. 850-221- 2 beds, 2 nightstands and assort9692. ed wall hangings. Dive bag w/ 7 850-458-9797. compartments. All zippers work. P r i n t e r / S c a n $20. 850-450- ner - Epson all in one $20. Film 4467. Camera - 35mm

Chinon Genesis III w/ case. $65. Both great for student projects. 850-463-8611.

2000 Polaris V i c t o r y V92SC. 1500cc 19,000mi. Very good condition. Comes w/2 jackets, safety pants. Cover and helmet. Runs great! $2,500/OBO. 920-254-6377. Ask for Rick. rickkiesau@ gmail.com.


Articles for Sale

Two cemetery lots, Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze. Under large oak tree, farthest from street, easy access. $1250 each. Nicely maintained cemetery. 850-292-1035.

Crossbow. Horton. 150lbs with scope, quiver and bolts. Retail $500, sell $150. 417-1694.

VA ASSUMPTION. Qualified Veteran can assume my VA Loan balance of $111,000 @3.25%, 22yrs. w/$7,800 down payment. PITI is $804.30/mo. Northpointe Subdivision. Text or leave message @850-332-5367. Pets


CKC Boxer puppies for sale Brindle/White and Solid White. $350 females, $400 males. Call 337-499-4988 or 337-287-0566. Articlesfor forSale Sale Articles Four Penn bottom-fishing rods with reels suitable for snapper, mingos, triggers, etc. $100 for all four. 497-1167.

For sale: Glock 23 Gen 4 w/ case. 15 and 30 RDS Mag. Crimson Trace Guard Green Laser Beam Attach. $500. Firm for all. Contact Riley at 850-450-7709. L o v e s e a t leather. $200 in excellent condition. Call 850607-2294 for more information. Bed Sleigh California king with Beauty Rest mattress set and bedding $750 call Christa @ 850-261-0700.

Ling Tower aluminum. 93.5’ tall. 76x75x71x75. Platform 57” high. $300. 850221-4399. Catamaran mast. Aluminum 35ft. $100. 850221-4399.

Boat 18’ Lund. 50 HP motor. Trailer. $2500, Wing chair dark sold as is. 850aqua marine 221-4399. leather like new $300 call Christa 8’ Bass Pro @ 850-261-0700. Pond Prowler boat w/battery, TV 32” excel- trolling motor, lent condition life jackets. Two $50. Chair office removable swivsuede $12. Call el seats. 8ftx4ft. Christa @ 850- 150lbs w/motor 261-0700. and battery installed. 850-6373002.



Misc Misc

Real Estate 3/1. Totally remodeled shed. Central Heat/ Air. Screened porch, plumbing upgraded, fenced yard. $54,900. Teresa 850-7256890. Beautiful Gulf Breeze brick 4/2. 2047sqft w/many upgrades. Porcelain floors, woodfloor bedrooms, granite kitchen/ bath, stainlesssteel appliances, large masterbath w/glass-stone shower, Whirlpool tub, 12ft ceilings. 850380-1193.

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Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola

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Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola