Tax-free weekend ... Shoppers get a break on selected items and school supplies during Florida’s three-day tax holiday, which ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 5. For details, check the Florida Department of Revenue’s website at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/.
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CNO delivers message to NATTC Sailors Adm. Greenert reenlists 3, spends 40 minutes answering questions By Steven Vanderwerff NETC PAO
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks to more than 3,700 Sailors during an all hands call July 26 with the students and staff at Naval Education and Training Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by MC1 Peter D. Lawlor
The Chief of Naval Operations held an all hands meeting at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola July 26. After entering NATTC’s huge hangar bay, Adm. Jonathan Greenert was welcomed by a crowd of more than 3,700 Sailors from Pensacola training commands as they recited the “Sailors Creed.” Immediately following the Creed, Greenert conducted one of his favorite things to do, reenlisted three NATTC instructors. They were AC1s Chablis Mathis, Jevar Williams
and Eric English. Then the CNO quickly rolled into his message to the Sailors. “We have got to be ready to fight our nation’s wars, and we have to operate forward,” he said. “We are the greatest Navy in the world because we operate forward. There is no one else who can operate like we do. Many countries try, but no one has been able to sustain operations like us. And that means you have to be ready physically, mentally and trained to do your job.” Walking through the audience of young Sailors, Greenert discussed a variety of
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Redesign launched for military’s Transition Assistance Program From Secretary of Defense PAO
President Barack Obama recently announced the launch of the redesigned Transition Assistance Program developed by an interagency team from the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education and Homeland Security as well as the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration. The revamped program, called Transition GPS, is the first major overhaul of the Transition Assistance Program ATFP training scheduled for Aug. 9 at NASP
The NAS Pensacola Security and Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting Antiterrorism Force Protection (ATFP) readiness field training Aug. 9. Giant Voice and other mass notification systems will be employed. For more information, contact Chris Steinnecker, Integrated Training and Readiness, 452-4820.
for military members in nearly 20 years. The effort began in response to a call from President Obama in August 2011 to ensure all service members are “career ready” when they leave the military. “I applaud the leadership of President Obama to bring together government agencies around the goal of enhancing career opportunities for service members,” said Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta. “Our personnel have developed extraordinary technical expertise and world-class leadership skills that are in high demand.
Transition GPS will help military members apply their experience to additional training, formal education, and develop successful civilian careers” “One of our fundamental responsibilities as a government is to properly prepare and support those serving in our military so they are career ready as they transition back into civilian life. With this new initiative, we can better ensure veterans receive the care, benefits and employment services they have earned,” said
Camp for Champions … A group of 20 young people in Florida’s foster care system recently completed the National Flight Academy’s Ambition Aviation in Residence (AIR) program. AT&T teamed up with the Department of Children and Families and Florida’s Foundation to sponsor the camp, which is one of more than a dozen statewide Camps for Champions. Photo courtesy of National Flight Academy
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OBAP’s ‘Dream Flight’ brings 150 students to NASP By Alyssa Pettie NASP PAO Intern
Approximately 150 students from Atlanta, Ga., took a “Dream Flight” to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola aboard a Delta Air Lines 737 July 25 under the leadership of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). OBAP’s annual Dream Flight enables teenagers ages 14 to 18, often with little to no experience in flying, the chance to engage and network with professionals in the aviation industry. This year, the students toured the
After a full day of activities onboard NAS Pensacola, the participants in OBAP’s Dream Flight gather in front of a Delta Air Line 737 before flying home. Photo by Scott Hallford
National Naval Aviation Museum, the National Flight Academy, the Water Survival Training Facility and TraWing Six
aboard NAS Pensacola. The students even were able to watch the IMAX film, “The Magic of Flight.” While at TraWing
Six, the aspiring aviators met the squadrons of the T-6 Texan II, the T-45 Goshawk and the T-39 Sabreliner, and go to see
these aircraft first-hand. At the Water Survival Training Facility, students witnessed the “helo dunker” in action, as air crews were trained in proper water survival tactics. The museum made a big impression on the students. “My favorite part of the day was the IMAX movie because I got to see how airplanes started and I learned how they use a bird’s wings as a model for real aircraft,” Yuri Johnson, 18, said. Other students such as Travis King, 16, and
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August 3, 2012
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VA awards $1 million to assist homeless
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “This collaborative effort will have an impact well beyond this current generation of individuals returning from combat.” Prior to the president’s announcement, TAP consisted of preseparation counseling and a voluntary, threeday workshop from the Departments of Labor, Defense, and Veterans Affairs that was presented at selected military installations nationwide, and attended by
From Jerron K. Barnett VA Gulf Coast PAO
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the award of $1 million in a homeless prevention grant to the Florida counties of: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington. The grant will serve approximately 1,327 homeless and at-risk veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This award will serve veteran families associated with Northwest Florida Comprehensive Services for Children Inc., one of 151 community agencies in 49 states and the District of Columbia to receive a grant. “We are committed to ending veteran homelessness in America,” Shinseki said. “These grants will help VA and community organizations reach out and prevent at-risk veterans from losing their homes.” Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, VA is awarding grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide services to very lowincome veteran families living in – or transitioning to – permanent housing. Those community organizations provide a range of services that promote housing stability among eligible very low-income veteran families. Under the grants, homeless providers will offer veterans and their family members outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits and assistance in getting other public benefits. Community-based groups can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs. More information about VA’s homeless programs is available on the Internet at www.va.gov/homeless.
Supporting the Pensacola Lighthouse ... Long-distance runner George Melichar (left) shares the last leg of his journey with members of the Pensacola Runners Association and the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon July 27 as he nears the Pensacola Lighthouse aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The lighthouse was the finishing point for Melichar’s four-day, 230-mile “Krewe du Shoe” run that started in New Orleans. One of the goals of the run was to support the Pensacola Lighthouse Association’s efforts to restore the historic landmark, which is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast. Friends and supporters greeted Melichar when he arrived at the lighthouse and he was presented with congratulatory letters from officials including Gov. Rick Scott. Photo by Janet Thomas
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topics including the operational tempo of the fleet, force shaping and manning, and education. Some of the topics were suggested by postings on the CNO’s Facebook page, the first time he has used the social media site to garner questions from Sailors prior to an all hands session. Talking about some of his concerns, Greenert said there were three things that were problems for the nation, and also the Navy – the use of the synthetic drugs like Spice, the inappropriate use of alcohol and sexual assaults. “Some of you may have heard about synthetic drugs like Spice and you say it isn’t illegal. But it is illegal in the Navy and we test for it,” he said. “If you get caught using it, you will be thrown out.” “We also have an issue with sexual assaults in the Navy and that’s a bad thing,” Greenert said. “You’ve got to look out for your shipmates, and look out for situations that may be developing and put a stop to them. Many sexual assaults are a result of the abuse of alcohol; we need to get a handle on that too.” Following his opening remarks the admiral spent 40 minutes answering questions from the Sailors about the use of bio fuels in the fleet, women in submarine opportunities, new aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter and P-8s, the fleet of the future and what motivates him. Before leaving the hangar, the CNO recognized members of the local chapters of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), thanking them for their dedication to helping eliminate sexual assault among the ranks. “I can’t think of anything so impressive as someone standing up and taking charge of solving a problem – and CSAAD does just that,” said Greenert. “Their use of innovative videos and social media to communicate their message of avoiding destructive decisions is outstanding.” CSADD is a peer mentoring program
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for active and Reserve Sailors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) candidates, and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets aimed at promoting good decision-making and leadership development at the most junior levels. “Our chapter is successful because of the support we receive from the command and the enthusiasm of its members,” said Airman Kevin Montgomery, NATTC CSADD President. “Our chapter always has room for expansion and improvement. The key factor is that we don’t want to become complacent.” For the three petty officers who reenlisted, their ceremony held special meaning. “It’s a great honor, and definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to have the CNO reenlist me in front of the students,” Mathis said. “You need to be committed as an instructor, because you are training your relief, and there is a great possibility of working with them when you get back to the fleet.” Petty Officer Williams says he is grateful for the opportunity to continue serving and hopes that reenlisting in front of the students is a testament to dedication to service. Petty Officer English thinks that the need for quality Sailors becoming instructors is always a priority and something he takes seriously. “Being an instructor can be a stressful tour of duty,” he said. “It’s a requirement for you to motivate your students. If you can’t show any passion for what you do, how are you going to inspire your class to work hard and accomplish the learning objectives? It will never happen. NATTC needs the best Sailors the fleet has to offer, or we jeopardize the safety of our fellow shipmates and country.” For more information about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil.
August 3, 2012
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
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,
GOSPORT nearly half of the service members who separated from the services each year. This new transition program, entitled Transition GPS, will: • Extend the transition program period from three days to five to seven days. • Strengthen, standardize, and expand counseling and guidance for service members before leaving the military. • Transform the military's approach to education, training, and credentialing for service members.
Transition GPS key components to be implemented by end of 2013 Transition GPS will be implemented throughout the armed forces by the end of 2013 and includes the following key components: • Pre-Separation Assessment and Individual Counseling: Through the new transition program, separating service members will have individual counseling to discuss their career goals and start their transition process. Subsequently, members will have a needs and goals assessment coupled with a counseling session about benefits, resources, and available assistance across a wide scope of military separation topics. Each service member will develop an Individual Transition Plan that documents his or her personal transition, as well as the deliverables he or she must attain to meet the new transition program’s Career Readiness Standards. • Five-day Core Curriculum: The five-day Transition GPS Core Curriculum will include a financial planning seminar, a workshop offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs on available veterans’ benefits and services, and a re-designed employment workshop offered by the Department of Labor. Transitioning service members will also undertake a Military Occupational Code Crosswalk to translate their military skills, training, and experience into civilian occupations, credentials, and employment. An Individual Transition Plan session will allow members to seek guidance from subject matter experts, identify career goals, and develop a roadmap for their transition. • Career-Specific Additional Curriculum: In addition to completing the Transition GPS Core Curriculum, transitioning
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August 3, 2012
Military spouses face challenges on job front Michelle Galvez Blue Star Families
Hand a potential employer a resume like mine and she might think I’m a habitual job hopper on the run crisscrossing the country. Either that or the employer will figure I’m a military spouse trying to make the best of limited options and opportunities. While it is helpful for employers to realize that my crazy resume is the product of a military lifestyle, it also leads to those inevitable hints questioning how long I’ll be in the area and how I plan on balancing work, deployment and subsequent single motherhood. Moving every two years and having a baby every three years has made finding meaningful work with family friendly hours almost impossible. Educated as a journalist, I’ve rarely worked in a newsroom but have been an advertising sales assistant, graphic designer, editor, lifeguard, waitress, tour guide, cashier, stayat-home mom, freelance reporter, room mother, preschool teacher, administrative assistant, ombudsman, columnist and now I work with military families.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta applauds first lady Michelle Obama in February at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as she is introduced during the rollout of a military spouse jobs program. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
Most of those opportunities have just fallen in my lap and I never really had any professional guidance on being a successful military working spouse. But times have changed and there are several options that married-to-the-military job seekers can now take advantage of, including: • The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) which connects military spouses looking for work with business partners committed to providing jobs. According to Robert L. Gordon III, deputy assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy) there are more than 60,000 jobs available on the MSEP website and
more than 10,400 spouses have used the program to find employment. Visit www.msepjobs.com to register. • The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a nonprofit founded by a Navy spouse which focuses on employment readiness, applicant referral, job training, and job placement assistance for military spouses, transitioning military, veterans, war wounded and caregivers of war wounded. Check out www. msccn.org for details. • The National Military Spouse Network, a military spouse-founded networking, mentoring and professional development organization. Visit www. nationalmilitaryspouse
network.org to learn more about their goal to deliver personal and professional development opportunities for military spouses. • On-base resources such as the Navy’s Spouse Employment Assistance Program at the Fleet and Family Support Center (all branches of services have similar programs at their centers as well) offer skills assessment and counseling, resume prep, career seminars, job listings and employment support. Kevin F. Weinzimmer, the Family Employment Readiness Program manager at Pensacola Naval Air Station, works with active-duty military spouses as well as teen children of both retired and active-duty as well as civil service personnel and their family members. If you need more information, you can reach Weinzimmer at 452-5990, ext. 3125, or you can e-mail him at kevin.weinzimmer @navy.mil. • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) could be helpful if the job search is related to a military move. MSP provides priority to relocating military spouses in the employment selection process for federal jobs.
If you’re looking for a job, I wish you the best of luck finding an outlet for your skills and experience that works with your military lifestyle. Please share your job-seeking tips and stories with other military spouses. Michelle Galvez is a Navy wife, mother of three, graduate student and government contractor who writes in her spare time. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blue Star Families is a nonprofit organization that works to support, connect and empower military families. For more information, go to www.bluestarfam.org. Commentary rules Commentaries are the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as official government, Navy or command policy statements. Reader submission are welcome but should not exceed 800 words. Submissions must be bylined and include a daytime phone number or e-mail contact for the writer. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with policy and standards. Address Commentary submissions to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy. mil.
Letter to the editor Firefighter thankful “On July 18, sometime around 10 a.m., my daughter, Caroline, along with her mother and other family members, were visiting your facilities. “My daughter got too hot and almost passed out. She told me that your firefighters/ paramedics took great care of her. She told them her daddy (me) is a firefighter in Mississippi. I would very much like to send a big thank you to the firefighters/paramedics that took such good care of my daughter. They put her in their air-conditioned truck and drove her to the museum, where it was nice and cool. I do not know the guys names, but she did mention there were several of them. “It means so much to know fellow firefighters were taking care of her. This is a genuine example of the camaraderie and brotherhood of the fire service. “Thank you so much.” Jonathan Blankenship, Chickasaw County fire coordinator, Houston, Miss.
August 3, 2012
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Stephen Beasley, 14, said they liked the museum because it allowed them to see the history of naval aviation. In 2011, the Dream Flight made its first visit to NASP to celebrate the 100th anniversary of naval aviation. OBAP Executive Director Cheryl Chew said that last year was an overall “phenomenal experience,” and the museum offered a “great opportunity to look at the history of naval aviation.” Chew said that the primary reason for revisiting the base, however, was the National Flight Academy now being open. Chew also emphasized that the National Flight Academy would show the students what is available to them beyond the cockpit. The Navy’s collaboration with OBAP on this project is a critical moving point toward the increase of diversity within aviation. Up until recent years, the military had no affiliation with OBAP. It is OBAP’s hope that working together in making the Dream Flight successful will prove “mutually beneficial” for both the military and the organization. According to Cmdr. Alan Worthy, director of Diversity and Inclusion for Naval Air Forces, the Dream Flight presented itself as “an excellent outreach for diversity within aviation.” In addition, it “exposes diverse talent to aviation.” “Naval aviation requires talent,” Worthy said, “… and you have to seek it out. It won’t just knock on your door.” Dream Flight is a trip offered as a counterpart of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) annual summer camp and the Solo Flight Academy. OBAP’s mission has always been to ensure that the next generation of aviators includes African-Americans, as well as an overall diversity within the workforce. Students accepted into either the ACE Academy or the Solo Flight Academy must have shown a genuine interest in aviation and demonstrated grades of exceptional academic caliber. While attending the ACE Academy, students are given the advantage to participate in activities with a strong influence on the STEM program – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Such components include the building of a runway, the calculating of weather conditions, life skills training such as conflict resolution, financial literacy, education in professionalism and field trips. Following the end of the ACE Academy, students are then able to interact in an “orientation flight” where they can watch an aviator flying an aircraft. This experience is expanded upon at the Solo Flight Academy, where students can accrue up to 15 flying hours in two-hour segments.
Students from OBAP’s Dream Flight listen to a lecture regarding the purpose of a helo dunker and how it is used in proper aircrew water survival. Photo by Alyssa Pettie
ABOVE: Lt. Sean McGlade, a VT-86 instructor pilot, shows a student the inside of the cockpit of a T-45 Goshawk. Photo by Alyssa Pettie BELOW: HM3 Omar Hernandez, an instructor at Aircrew Water Survival, shows students the proper usage of a life vest. Photo by Alyssa Pettie
Ens. Mony En, a student at CTW-6, shows one of the visitors how to put on a G-suit. Photo by Harry White
ABOVE: A student tries on a flight helmet. Photo by Harry White LEFT: Tom Prueter talks to students at the National Flight Academy. Photo by Scott Hallford
August 3, 2012
New, expanded programs to place Sailors in critical sea billets, ensure readiness From Chief of Naval Personnel PAO
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is aggressively addressing gaps at sea and working to place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-priority fleet billets via several new and expanded initiatives announced last week. “The Navy is built on three tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. These three tenets rely upon the Navy having people in warfighting billets,” said Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel. “We have worked to stabilize the size of the Force over the past few years and ensure the right paygrade mix of Sailors in each individual rating, but currently nearly one third of our enlisted ratings remain undermanned due to perennial retention challenges. Combined with our normal numbers of Sailors on limited duty, operational deferment, in training and transit, we have critical gaps at sea that need to be immediately addressed.” “As our Navy is in ever-increasing demand around the world, filling these gap billets at sea has become more critical,” continued Van Buskirk. “The gapped billets at sea that affect our operational readiness often require our most senior Sailors, E-5 and above, in our undermanned critical skills ratings. Although we have significantly improved our balance, we must distribute the available Sailors to our top-priority billets at sea.” The Navy’s efforts to ensure high-priority billets at sea are manned are a continual focus. Over the past six months, the Navy introduced several voluntary and structural measures to improve at-sea manning, including the Voluntary Sea Duty Program (VSDP), expanded Sea Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP), adding additional sea duty billets in future years, and increasing accessions. While these actions gain traction, the Navy determined additional measures were neces-
Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as the ship returns to San Diego following a seven-month maiden deployment. The ship's unique hybrid propulsion system led to a fuel savings of more than $15 million during the course of deployment. Photo by MC2 Dominique Pineiro
sary to reduce gaps in critical skills and needed deckplate leadership on units about to deploy. To address these sea duty manning challenges, and to match the right Sailors who have the right skills with the priority jobs at sea, the Navy is utilizing several short- and long-term initiatives, including: 1. Changes to Career Management System Interactive Detailing or CMS/ID, announced in NavAdmin 226/12. Beginning with the August 2012 CMS/ID cycle, a single set of sea and shore billets, prioritized by U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Navy Personnel Command to reflect the highest-priority fleet billets, will be advertised. Detailers will fill all advertised billets each cycle and fleet readiness will be the ultimate factor in filling assignments and this change ensures the highest-priority requirements are filled. 2. Limited Directed Detailing, announced in NavAdmin 227/12. Over the next few
months, the Navy will detail selected Sailors with critical skills back to operational sea duty early. Under the limited directed detailing initiative, Sailors who have completed a minimum of 24 months on shore duty may be contacted by their detailer and directed back to a sea duty assignment prior to their projected rotation date. This initiative will target between 200 and 400 Sailors who have the required critical skills, leadership and experience needed at sea now to improve manning on Navy’s imminent deployers. 3. Chief petty officer (CPO) Early Return to Sea program, announced in NavAdmin 230/12. Navy will curtail the shore duty of selected senior enlisted Sailors of ranks E-7 to E-9 and detail them back to sea to fill operational billets that cannot be filled by rotating Sailors. This program is an update to the previous CPO to Sea program, and is designed to ensure high-priority senior leadership positions at sea are manned for oper-
ational readiness. 4. Expansion of the Voluntary Sea Duty Program (VSDP), announced in NavAdmin 229/12. The Navy is extending the Voluntary Sea Duty Program for an additional year and adding high-year tenure waiver consideration as an incentive for senior enlisted Sailors who volunteer. Originally announced in January 2012, and updated in NavAdmin 205/12, VSDP encourages highly trained and motivated Sailors to voluntarily extend their enlistment in their current sea duty billet beyond their prescribed sea tour, to terminate shore duty and accept new orders to a sea duty billet, or to accept back-to-back sea duty orders beyond their prescribed sea/shore flow. Other benefits of VSDP include; geographic choice and stability; PTS deferment; and Sea Duty Incentive Pay, when eligible. “With programs like limited directed detailing, CPO Early Return to Sea, Voluntary Sea Duty Program, and changes to CMS/ID, we’re aiming to be more aggressive in the distribution process. These actions should reduce the short-notice actions to man high-priority billets, such as cross-decking and diverts,” said Van Buskirk. “I highly encourage Sailors to be proactive, speak with their chain of command and consider all the voluntary measures the Navy has in place to pursue sea duty. Professionally, volunteering may offer additional training opportunities, and sustained superior performance at sea is the hallmark for top evaluations and advancement opportunities,” he said. Sailors can access more information about CMS/ID changes, the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, Limited Directed Detailing and CPO Early Return to Sea at http://www.npc.navy.mil. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.
August 3, 2012
DeBrine turns over command of HT-18 to White From NASWF PAO
Cmdr. Jeff DeBrine passed command of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 July 26 to Lt. Col. Robert White, who served approximately a year as the squadron’s executive officer. Col. James Grace, commodore of Training Air Wing Five, served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. During DeBrine’s tour with the “Vigilant Eagles” the squadron flew more than 53,000 mishap-free hours and designated more than 500 rotary winged aviators. The squadron’s successes were recognized with the 2010 Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence award, Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award, John H. Towers Flight Safety Award and the Grampaw Pettibone (Media Category) Award. Despite the unit’s heavy flight training schedule, HT-18 has continued to pursue volunteer efforts in the local community such as: numerous Veterans Day activities, the Santa Rosa County Adopt-AHighway program, the Blackwater River Clean-up, Aircrew Adopt-A-Spot, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society’s Walk for Life, NJROTC, Boy
Cmdr. Jeff DeBrine
Lt. Col. Robert White
Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Additionally, they have continued a long running partnership with Pea Ridge Elementary school to recognize top students through the Elite Eagles devised by the squadron. DeBrine completed his primary flight training with Training Squadron Two and is a Vigilant Eagle alumni, receiving
his wings of gold in 1994 through the squadron. DeBrine has served operational tours in Sicily (twice), California, and aboard the USS Juneau (LPD-10). He has also earned master’s degrees from both the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. DeBrine served in the Pentagon with the Joint Campaign Analysis Branch of the Navy Assessment Division. He is a native of Rochester, N.Y., and a 1992
Naval Academy graduate. White, a 1993 graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, entered the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Class Program and was commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1993. After the completion of the Basic School, he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, completed training with VT-3 and HT-18 culminating with his designation as a naval aviator in April 1996. He has completed tours with HMT-204 and HMM-263 at MCAS New River, N.C.; Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One in Yuma, Ariz.; HMM163 in San Diego, Calif.; the Marine Corps Command and Staff College; and in the Headquarters Marine Corps Department of Aviation before assuming duties as HT-18’s executive officer in 2011. New Orleans native Cmdr. Kevin Pickard will step into the executive officer role. His previous tour of duty was with the U.S. Department of State as military affairs officer in the Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives, where he was awarded the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award in 2011.
Whiting hosts ‘Rib Cook-off’; XO takes pie in the face as part of fun From NASWF PAO
The smell of smoke on a Navy base at 6 a.m. would usually portend some lessthan-desireable event, along the lines of a possible fire, training evolution or prescribed burn. But when the smell has the scent of chargrilled meat and a hint of barbecue sauce, it is a reason to celebrate. The Navy Ball committee hosted such a festivity recently with a “Rib Cook-off.” Early in the morning, five teams of grillmasters gathered on the lawn of the Naval Air Station Whiting Field command building to prepare their ribs using their own special recipes – all hoping to take home bragging rights and a new double-stack smoker as top prize. The team that received the most tickets from the lunch crowd, as they picked up their lunch, took the honors while the team that received the fewest, in a nice
twist, was doomed to serve in the dunking booth. All in fun, the event served to bring awareness of the October Navy Ball. Participating teams were NASWF Branch Medical Clinic, the First Class Petty Officer Association, air traffic control division, the Chief Petty Officer Association and the crash division. After five hours of preparation, the ribs were ready. The cook-off quickly became the eat-off at 11 a.m. as AC3 Charlotte Miller started selling tickets to the waiting lunch crowd. Patrons purchased tickets with the names of the competitors on them and went around sampling the ribs. Once they decided their favorite; they handed over the ticket to be tallied and grabbed their lunch tray. The ribs sold much faster than expected, and by noon almost all competitors were out, having only sides left. A stop was called to the event
and all competitors gathered their tickets to determine sales. NAS Whiting Field Command Master Chief Rafael Rosado tallied the tickets and proclaimed the Chief Petty Officer Association the winners. The crash crew learned that it pays to be a winner, as they had to do their turn in the dunker. Rosado also took his turn on the flip seat while the crowd paid for baseballs to drop him in the tank. Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis, the base executive officer, also supported the cause, volunteering to have a pie thrown in his face by a randomly selected patron. It was a fun and tasty event, according to AB1 Bradley Anthony. “Our goals were nearly met for our first attempt which is impressive and I’d like to thank all of those who participated for their teamwork and effort,” he said. “It was a huge success.”
NAS Whiting Field Ombudsman Daisy Johnson gives a thumbs up after throwing a pie at base XO Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis as part of a recent rib cook-off. Photo by Ens. Charles Mann
August 3, 2012
GOSPORT Commissary to be closed for reset
The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has been advised by DeCA headquarters that it will undergo a total store reset in September. To accomplish the reset, the commissary will shut down early Sept. 16. Store officials said the commissary will close at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 instead of at the regular 7 p.m. closing time. Officials said the commissary will be remain closed from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 and reopen at its normal time (8 a.m.) Sept. 20. Store officials regret the inconvenience the closing will cause patrons, but said that resets have to be effected every three to five years and the last reset at the Pensacola commissary was in July 2007. For more information, call 452-6880.
Dance show planned at high school
Radio station Magic 106.1 and B.I. Entertainment are presenting the 106.1 Minutes of Praise Dance tomorrow, Aug. 4, at Pensacola High School, 500 West Maxwell St. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Performers will include AJ & Nutradition, S.H.I.N.E., Genisis, God’s Chosen Ones, True Believers and Zion Hope Dancers. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call 232-0545.
Special sale planned for Aug. 4
A special event called “It’s All About the Ladies Day” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 105 Kenmore Road. The event will feature discounted ladies fashion, jewelry, crafts, candles and home decor. For more information, contact Janeth Bondurant at (619) 241-9615.
Chain Reaction partners with military
Chain Reaction is inviting military families with teenagers to attend its school year kick-off meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Chain Reaction Center, 1301 East Gadsden St. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will launch the organization’s year and celebrate its new partnership with the local military. Cmdr. Christopher Heaney, a board member and parent, will share his experience with the organization. Teens will participate in high-energy activities and get a chance to review highlights of upcoming volunteer opportunities. The meeting will be followed by a week of renovations to the group’s center by military and civilian volunteers. Established in 2003, Chain Reaction is a teen volunteer center in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties that currently impacts more than 1,000 teens. To RSVP or ask questions, e-mail email@example.com or call 418-0883.
Back-to-School Brigade on duty
Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The supplies can be purchased through Aug. 5 at more than 4,000 Dollar Tree stores nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store. The Back-To-School Brigade program is in its sixth season. Last year, more than $3 million in supplies were collected. For more details, go to OperationHomefront.net. You can register to receive a backpack for a school-age military dependent child at http://www.backtoschoolbrigade.net/backpack-registration.html. Identification of all children will be required to pick up the backpacks. The pickup time in Pensacola (for those who register and receive a confirmation) is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Corry Child Development Center.
National Soujourners meet monthly
The Five Flags of Pensacola Chapter No. 460 of the National Soujourners meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the IHOP on Navy Boulevard. For information, call 456-0513.
Coast Guard gathering scheduled
Coast Guard Friends and Family meets from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Golden Corral, 2260 Langley Ave., on the corner of Ninth and Langley avenues. For more information, call 554-3858.
Military aviators plan lunch meeting
The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society is scheduled to meet at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory St., at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement during aerial flight. Members, active duty and retired, spouses, significant others, and those interested are welcome to attend. Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of every other month. The June meeting was attended by aviators and crewmembers from World War II to the present. For more information, contact Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.org.
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NAS Whiting Field announces job fair
Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center is presenting its annual job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Sikes Hall. Admission is free. The fair provides a broad range of career opportunities for military members transitioning to civilian life, military family members and the general public. For the past 23 years it has attracted local and national employers. Some employers scheduled to attend are Aerotek, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Bioceutic, CINTAS, Crew Training International, Cox Communications, CSX Transportation, Express Employment Professionals, Federal Bureau Prison Camp Pensacola, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Gulf Power Sothern Co., Home Depot, Keegan Staffing, Landrum Staffing, Lowes of Pensacola, PHI Inc., Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, West Corp., Workforce Escarosa and Navy Federal Credit Union. Employers can call NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177. For registration information, e-mail Darryl.Johnson2@navy.mil, Terri.Maddox@ navy.mil, or Wanda.Mcdaniel@navy.mil.
Epilepsy group targeting brain injury
Through its offices in Pensacola, Pace and Fort Walton Beach, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is conducting an educational outreach program for veterans, active duty military, their families and professional health care providers about the correlation between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and epilepsy. In addition, the foundation is offering support and assistance for the troops, their families and health care professionals. If you would like more information or would like to receive an educational presentation, contact EFOF Community Resource Specialist Judy Copeland at email@example.com in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Constance Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch
The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include a book club, bridge, bunco, bowling and a chef’s night out. For information, call Karen Walker at 937-0700 or e-mail KAREN-1stVP@cox.net.
School has openings for new students
Registration is under way at Escambia Christian School. The school has a few openings available in the 3-year-old through eighth-grade classes. Extended care is available for before- and afterschool hours. A limited bus route also is available. The school’s curriculum includes sports, a music program and the Accelerated Reader Program. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 433-8476 or go to www.escambiachristian.org.
Senior Club to meet Aug. 21 at PSC
The Pensacola State College Senior Club will meet Aug. 21 at the PSC Main Campus Student Center, Bldg. 5. The social will begin at 2 p.m. with light refreshments. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. with entertainment for about 30 minutes followed by a very brief business meeting. The club offers various activities every week. For more information, call 471-1113.
Workshop to focus on business plans
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of West Florida, 401 East Chase St., Suite 100, is presenting a “Business Planning for Success” workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22. Attendees will discover the key components and the basics of writing a business plan. The fee for the workshop is $40 for the public. The workshop is free for UWF students and faculty/staff members with identification. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 595-0063 or go to the center’s website (www.sbdc.uwf.edu) and click on training.
Children’s Chorus holding auditions
The Pensacola Children’s Chorus has scheduled auditions for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions for girls grades four to eight will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Aug. 27 and 29. Auditions for boys grades four to eight will be 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Auditions for girls and boys in grades nine to 12 will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28. There are more than 330 chorus members. The chorus is comprised of seven choirs and produces three major performances each year. For more information, call 434-7760 or visit www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.
Marine Tower to be dedicated Aug. 19
A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 19 for the Marine Aviation Memorial Bell Tower at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication will commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Marine Aviation. The bell tower is a national memorial that honors Marines from all aviation warfare specialties. The tower is scheduled to arrive in Pensacola Aug. 16. Tower installation will take place Aug. 17. Visiting dignitaries, Marines and guests will attend scheduled events throughout the weekend leading up the dedication ceremony. For more information, contact Dave Glassman at 449-4023 or e-mail email@example.com.
Information available for new parents
Are you a new or expectant parent? Do you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding? The New Parent Support Program at Fleet and Family Support Center will be having an informational event in celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10. The “Lunch and Latch” event will feature representatives from WIC, La Leche League and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, as well as the lactation consultant from Navy Hospital Pensacola. A light lunch will be provided. The Fleet and Family Support Center is located at 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, onboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-5990.
College program open for registration
Register now for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education and Development (WED) bachelor’s degree program. Fall semester begins Aug. 25. Classes are offered online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building on alternating weekends. The accelerated program allows students to complete the WED major courses in one year. Credit is awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 (e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Bob Putnam at 458-6406 (e-mail email@example.com).
Embry Riddle preparing for fall term
Registration for the fall term is open at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University through Aug. 6. Hours onboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, Suite 033. Hours onboard NAS Whiting Field are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 1417, Room 163. Dates for late registration or to add or drop a course will be Aug. 6-10. Classes begin Aug. 6. For more information, call 458-1098, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.embryriddle. edu/pensacola.
Feds Feed Families drive in progress
The NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office has kicked off the annual DoD Feds Feed Families campaign onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field. The campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for non-perishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the commissary at Corry Station. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.
Coaches needed for Special Olympics
The Department of Defense (DoD) is embarking on a new adventure with Special Olympics Florida in Escambia County and has formed a collaboration relationship with Naval Air Station Pensacola. Organizers are hoping to establish a support base of coaches, assistant coaches and unified partners for the following events: golf, flag football, basketball, soccer and track and field. Anyone interested in participating can attend the next meeting at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg 625. For more information, call Jorge Demontalvo at 723-7151; or Paul Maxwell at 485-2084 or e-mail email@example.com. If your family member is enrolled or eligible for the Exceptional Family Member Program and would like to participate as an athlete or a volunteer, contact Tammy Smith, EFMP Liaison, at 452-5990, ext. 3131, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah
Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Call Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076, or e-mail at email@example.com. Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. For more information or to view a schedule go to http://coastalsoaring.org.
August 3, 2012
GOSPORT You can see the International Space Station from your backyard
Summer stargazing With Curiosity, the next Mars rover, scheduled to land this week, all eyes are on summer’s skies From marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov
By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
One of the best shows in town is free, and is coming to a sky near you – on a regular basis. The International Space Station (ISS), whose construction began in 1998, is the result of international development, research and cooperation between five participant space agencies from the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and Europe. Though the space shuttle program has ended, international flights are planned to keep the ISS operational through 2020 and possibly until 2028. As the largest space station facility ever orbited, it is quite easily visible to the naked eye. No telescope is necessary to view the ISS as it passes over Pensacola on its regular orbits. Appearing as a bright, moving “star,” the ISS can be seen shortly after dark and before dawn. Binoculars help to locate the ISS but are not necessary. NASA’s website for Human Space Flight gives local information by city for locating and observing the ISS and any Soyuz supply ships, if they are scheduled to rendezvous. To observe the ISS on its next pass, visit http:// spaceflight. nasa. gov/ realdata/ sightings/ index.html. Click on “United States,” select Florida and Pensacola (or your specific locale). The time, duration of the flyover, elevation angle in the sky and compass headings are listed. Set an alarm on your watch or cell phone so you don’t miss it. It’s easy and fun to be a part of the ongoing ISS mission – as an active observer.
With its rover named Curiosity arriving at Mars this week (Aug. 6), the Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet’s habitability. To find out, the rover will carry the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the martian surface. The rover will analyze samples scooped from the soil and drilled from rocks. The record of the planet’s climate and geology is essentially “written in the rocks and soil” – in their formation, structure, and chemical composition. The rover’s onboard laboratory will study rocks, soils and the local geologic setting in order to detect chemical building blocks of life (e.g., forms of carbon) on Mars and will assess what the martian environment was like in the past. Mars Science Laboratory will rely on new technological innovations, especially for landing. The spacecraft will descend on a parachute and then, during the final seconds prior to landing, lower the upright rover on a tether to the surface, much like a sky crane. Once on the surface, the rover will be able to roll over obstacles up to 75
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centimeters (29 inches) high and travel up to 90 meters (295 feet) per hour. On average, the rover is expected to travel about 30 meters (98 feet) per hour, based on power levels, slippage, steepness of the terrain, visibility and other variables. The rover will carry a radioisotope power system that generates electricity from the heat of plutonium’s radioactive decay. This power source gives the mission an operating lifespan on Mars’ surface of a full martian year (687
Earth days) or more, while also providing significantly greater mobility and operational flexibility, enhanced science payload capability and exploration of a much larger range of latitudes and altitudes than was possible on previous missions to Mars. Mars Science Laboratory will serve as an entré e to the next decade of Mars exploration. It represents a huge step in Mars surface science and exploration capability because it will: • Demonstrate the ability to land
a very large, heavy rover to the surface of Mars (which could be used for a future Mars sample return mission that would collect rocks and soils and send them back to Earth for laboratory analysis). • Demonstrate the ability to land more precisely in a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) landing circle. • Demonstrate long-range mobility on the surface of the red planet (5-20 kilometers or about three to 12 miles) for the collection of more diverse samples and studies.
Local stargazes from EAAA; astronomy links and highlights
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Members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA) will gather at the Fort Pickens gate for stargazes Aug. 17, Sept.14 and Oct. 12. At Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, there will be a stargaze Aug. 10 and Sept. 21. And at the Gulfside Performance Pavilion in Pensacola Beach, the group takes astronomy to the public Aug. 24-25 and Oct. 19-20. For more information, visit www.eaaa.net or call Dewey Barker after 5 p.m. at 450-7767. Some helpful astronomy links include: http://www.skymaps.com for a free month-to-month star map with observing highlights. http://apod.nasa.gov for an Internet astronomy “picture of the day” with com-
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mentary from professional astronomers. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser ving/ataglance for in-depth weekly observing highlights. Observing highlights for August: With a full moon last night (Aug. 2), look for the month’s second full or “blue moon” Aug. 31. The blue moon is noted for its rarity, not for any coloration changes. The Perseid meteor shower takes place Aug. 11-13. The Perseids often peak at 50 or more meteors per hour and are worth viewing from a dark sky. More meteors are generally seen after midnight and the Perseids frequently reward patient viewers with images of persistent bright steaks. This year there should be little interference from the waning crescent moon.
Jokes & Groaners Dim astronomy jokes ... The parents of Renaissance astronomer Copernicus once scolded him, saying “Copernicus, young man – when are you going to come to terms with the fact that the world does not revolve around you?” How far can you see on a clear day? Nintey-three million miles ... from here to the sun. How many astronomers does it take to change a light bulb? None. Astronomers aren’t afraid of the dark. What is more useful: the sun or the moon? The moon, because the moon shines at night when you want the light, whereas the sun shines during the day when you don’t need it. The best thing about NASA’s programs: your tax dollar is guaranteed to go farther.
August 3, 2012
NH Pensacola graduates 38th family medicine class Story, photo by Rod Duren NHP PAO
Six brand new Navy Family Medicine physicians graduated as Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) 38th residency class at the National Naval Aviation Museum recently and received assignments that ranged from as close as Naval Branch Health Clinic at NAS Pensacola to Iwakuni, Japan. Joining the graduating third-year residents in celebration and award presentations were seven first-year “interns” who will be moving forward in their Navy Medicine careers – either coming back for year two of the residency or taking on new assignments – and the faculty and staff. The graduating family medicine physicians included Lt. Cmdr. John Ehrmann, Lt. Curt Himes, Lt. Bobby Kahlon, Lt. Justin Poissant, Lt. Cmdr. Ian Powell and Lt. Cmdr. Brian Schmidt. Graduation keynote speaker, Capt. Mark B. Stephens, professor and chair of the department of medicine at the Defense Department’s only medical school, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., challenged the graduates to develop the “lost art” of being curious in the practice of medicine and to “lessen the suffering of others.” The seven interns returning for their second year of the residency program are Lt. Kevin Bernstein, Lt. Daniel Bradley, Lt. Yummy Nguyen and Lt. Vi Tring. Lt. Andrew Westmoreland will take an assignment to flight surgery training at the Naval Operational Medicine Institute aboard NAS
The seven first-year family medicine intern class. Those returning for their second-of-three years are Lt. Kevin Bernstein, Lt. Daniel Bradley, Lt. Yummy Nguyen and Lt. Vi Tring. Lt. Andrew Westmoreland will take an assignment to flight surgery training at the Naval Operational Medicine Institute aboard NAS Pensacola; Lt. Elisa Cooper will take a general medical officer tour of duty in Arizona and Lt. Vu Nghiem will take a general medical officer (GMO) billet in Hawaii.
Pensacola; Lt. Elisa Cooper will take a general medical officer tour of duty in Arizona; and Lt. Vu Nghiem will take a general medical officer (GMO) billet in Hawaii. Awards were also presented to faculty and staff. Overall Teacher of the Year honors went to retired Navy captain Dr. Cary Ostergaard, who recently returned to the command after serving as head of family medicine. Specialist of the Year honors went to
Capt. Richard Dobhan of internal medicine. The General Medical EducationYear 1 (GME1) Teacher of the Year is Capt. James Radike of internal medicine. GME2 Teacher of the Year is Lt. Jeannette Andrews of the obstetrics and gynecology department. GME3 Teacher of the Year is Lt. Kevin Preston of the radiology department. Outpatient Registered Nurse (RN) of the Year is Christina Blackburn;
Inpatient RN of Year is Maureen Larsen; Outpatient Corpsman of the Year is HM3 Christopher Lambrose; and the Inpatient Corpsman of the Year is HN Angel Rivas. The “Yvonne Locke Award” for excellence goes to Family Medicine’s Rachel Wilson. The Intern of the Year honor went to Lt. Yummy Nguyen. NHP has been a Navy Family Medicine teaching hospital since 1972.
August 3, 2012
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Alabama fort marks history Battle noted for ‘Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!’ order By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
A living history day is planned for tomorrow, Aug. 4, at Fort Gaines in commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay. The event highlights the fort’s integral role in the battle, according to a press release from the Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board. The board operates and maintains the fort as well as Dauphin Island’s public parks, beaches, campgrounds, fishing pier and bird sanctuary. Several activities will be featured throughout the day. A cannon will be fired every 45 minutes in honor of the Soldiers that fought in the pivotal battle. Demonstrations will be ongoing at the fort’s blacksmith shop and there will be military drills and training along with detailed oral accounts of the battle. And the Kracker Dan Band is scheduled to perform inside the fort. According to Wikipedia, the Battle of Mobile Bay on Aug. 5, 1864, was an engagement of the Civil War in which a federal fleet commanded by Rear Adm. David G. Farragut, assisted by a contingent of Soldiers, attacked a smaller Confederate fleet and the three forts at the entrance to Mobile Bay. The battle was marked by Farragut’s successful run through a minefield when he reputedly uttered some form of the famed order, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” Farragut’s risk paid off and the entire fleet passed safely through the minefield. The Confederate fleet was forced to surrender, and with no Navy to support them, the three forts within days also surrendered
Re-enactors face off in a mock battle during a past event at Fort Gaines. Photo courtesy of Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board
and control of the lower Mobile Bay passed to the Union forces. The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. The fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Gaines recently was designated as one of the most endangered historic sites in America due to on-going shoreline erosion.
Details • What: Battle of Mobile Bay Commemorative Day. • Where: Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, Ala. • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 4. • Cost: $4 for children 12 and younger and $6 for adults. • For more information: Call, (251) 861-36077 or go to www.dauphinisland.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Brave” (3D), PG, 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Brave” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ted,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 9:15 p.m.
“Brave” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Brave” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Brave” (3D), PG, 4:30 p.m.; “Ted,” R, 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG13, 6:45 p.m.; “That’s My Boy,” R, 9:15 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 9:30 p.m.
“Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “Brave” (3D), PG, 2:15 p.m.; “Brave” (2D), PG, 2:45 p.m.; “Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Ted,” 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m.; “That’s My Boy,” R, 7:15 p.m.
“Brave” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ted,” 5:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Prometheus” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.
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“Snow White and the Huntsman,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Brave” (3D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “That’s My Boy,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Ted,” R, 7:30 p.m.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • MWR fitness class: Mind/body fitness class features yoga, pilates, tai-chi and foam rolling. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating experience 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 4, at the Radford Fitness Center. This is a free event and no pre-registration is required. There will be resources on hand for leisure opportunities and spiritual guidance. ITT leisure recreation massage therapist will be giving massages and NASP Chapel will offer spiritual guidance. For more information call 452-9845 or visit the Radford Fitness Center at Bldg. 4143 on NASP. • Family movie on the lawn: Join MWR for an evening of entertainment on the Portside Lawn. “Pirates Band of Misfits” will be showing on the big screen. Showtime is at dusk tomorrow, Aug. 4. Remember to bring a blanket and/or chair. There will be free popcorn for everyone and the Portside Cinema is open to purchase drinks and snacks. In case of bad weather, call 452-2372 two hours before show time to check on the status of the show. • TEEN Club field trip: Join the Teen Club for a field trip to the Observation Wheel on Pensacola Beach for $5. The Teen Club is open to all dependents ages 12 to 18 of active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists. For more information or to sign up, call 4522317 or visit the Youth Center at 690 Moffett St., Bldg. 3690, on NASP. • Youth bowling camp: Sign your children up for the Summer Youth Bowling Camp at the Corry Bowling Center on NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3738. Camp will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8-10. Cost is $60 per child and lunch is included. Open to children ages 5 to 19. For more information, stop by the Corry Bowling Center or call 452-6380. • Summer Splash Party: MWR’s second annual Summer Splash Party will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Barrancas Sports Complex onboard NAS Pensacola. The event will feature 10 wet and dry inflatable games, including a bungee jump, moon bounces, slip and slides and much more. There also will be a surf simulator and a jousting ring. There will be kiddie pools as well as a water gun play zone for older children. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your own chairs, towels and sunscreen. For more information, call 452-8285. • Fall soccer: Navy Youth Fall Soccer registration is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 at the Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, 690 Moffett Road, NAS Pensacola. Open to dependents of active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists ages 4 to 14. Child must be age 4 by Sept. 1. $50 fee per child includes shirt, shorts, socks and an end-of-season trophy. Copy of birth certificate is required at registration unless already on file. The season runs from September to October. Volunteer coaches needed for all age groups. For more information, call 452-2417. • Flea market: MWR’s Fall Giant Outdoor Flea Market is scheduled for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and is open to all hands and the public to sell and buy. Pick up a registration form at an MWR facility or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com. Spaces are 18 feet by 16 feet ($25, active duty; $30, non active-duty) and 18 feet by 24 feet ($35, active duty; $40, non active-duty). You can rent tables for $8 each. Limited space available and sites will out quickly. For more information, call 452-8285. • Five-day cruise: ITT is offering a Military Group Cruise that departs from Jacksonville Nov. 24 on Carnival’s ship The Fascination. The ship will visit Key West and the Bahamas. Prices start at $240 per person and children will range from $140-$160 each. For more information, contact ITT at 452-6362 or 452-6354.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.
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Combined Federal Campaign Did you know that the EscaRosa CFC includes all federal personnel (military and civilian) from NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field, NAS Corry Station, Saufley Field and downtown federal offices of the Escambia and Santa Rosa county areas? Your once-a-
Worship schedule year opportunity to make a pledge to the charity of your choice is just four weeks away. Plan ahead: check out our website, www.escarosacfc.org, for details leading up to the Sept. 4 campaign kickoff. For more information, call 452-2029 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • Northwest Florida Blood Services: The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Council on Aging of West Florida: Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to take meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Volunteers may be selected to deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering the meals is one hour and 15 minutes. For information, call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410.
• Goodwill Good Guides mentoring: The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • Youth Works: The Children’s Home Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Restoring the USS Alabama: Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Learn to Read: Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347. • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida: Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia
County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” For more information, call Victoria Brown at 585-3926. • The Oaks Adult Care Center: Volunteers are needed to help with meals, taking walks, playing games, reading, cooking clubs, dancing, sewing, arts and crafts and more. The center is located at 875 Royce St. and it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Sandy Holtry at 432-1475.
For more information on these opportunities or the many others that are available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2034, send an e-mail to NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**
NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room.
• Chapel choir 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.
Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.
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