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Last naval hospital ‘rodeo’ tomorrow ... Naval Hospital Pensacola’s last School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo will be tomorrow,

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

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NFA receives grant to continue STEM Saturday program From Katie King EW Bullock Associates

The National Flight Academy (NFA) onboard NAS Pensacola has been awarded a $25,000 grant from AT&T to support STEM Saturdays –an introductory science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program designed for young children in third through sixth grades. Held the third Saturday of every month, STEM students spend a half-day at the NFA engaged in hands-on activities with their group’s “Chief” aboard the world’s only landlocked aircraft carrier, AMBITION. Students participate in five hours of fun, interactive and educational activities and are provided lunch on the ship’s Mess Deck. Additionally, all participants get a chance to fly an aircraft, drone or remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in one of the NFA’s 42 flight simulators locat-

ed in the Hangar Bay. STEM Saturday programs cost between $40-50 per child, including labor and product costs. Thanks to AT&T underwriting the tuition costs, the NFA will be able to run the program from August 2018 through May 2019 at only $30 per child. “To maintain our country’s global leadership in aviation, today’s students must advance their skills in science, technology, education, and math,” Ray Walker AT&T regional director said. “Our company’s support will provide educational outreach and hands-on activities for our younger generation to raise awareness of some of the exciting opportunities available to them.” The STEM Saturday program allows students to explore the principles of flight and aerodynamics by flying the See NFA on page 2

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, on the road ... “It takes more than one tank of fuel to get our Blue Angels jets from Pensacola, Florida to North Dakota for the Fargo Airshow,” Blue Angels Facebook page noted this week. “With a little help on Wednesday (July 25) from the (USAF) 74th Air Refueling Wing, we were able to fuel on the go.” For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/USNavyBlueAngels.

Predesign public survey for NAS Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project Your input is needed; visit https://myescambia.com/our-services/natural-resources-management/shoreline-project-questionnaire

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Escambia County has received funding from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill for the design and permitting of a large-scale living shoreline project in Pensacola Bay. Public involvement is a key component of this project and the county is seeking public input about the project design. Public comments received as a result of this survey

will be used by the design team to guide the development of the overall conceptual design. The project will include three separate areas around NAS Pensacola (NASP): one adjacent to White Island in northwestern Pensacola Bay and the other two on the eastern and southern shores of NASP. The goal is to create 24,800 linear feet of rock and oyster reef breakwater to protect the shorelines from further erosion by reducing storm surge impacts. The project will also create 205 acres of marsh and

Scholarships for Military Children awards 700 grants Four scholarships awarded at NAS Pensacola

By Mike Perron DeCA public affairs specialist

FORT LEE, Va. – Seven hundred students from military families each received a $2,000 scholarship this year, thanks to the 2018 Scholarships for Military Children program. The program, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality of life. It is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families. Local winners, listed at www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/winners18. html, include four from NAS Pensacola:

• Kiley Brady • Joshua Brady • Mitchell Brown • Mackenzie Miller “This year, we ended with fewer applicants than last year,” Marye Dobson, the Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) scholarships program liaison said. “However the quality of the applications submitted really exceeded prior years’ submissions.” Qualifying to be considered for selection for one of the scholarship grants is straightforward. Requirements include completing the application; submission of the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript See DeCA on page 2

submerged aquatic vegetation habitat at these three sites. Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats through strategic placement of plants, rock and oyster reefs. Living shorelines also stabilize sediment, improve water quality, and enhance habitats for oysters, fish, shrimp, crabs, birds, sea turtles and other species. To take the survey, go to the Escambia County website at https://myescambia.com/our-services/naturalresources-management/shoreline-project-questionnaire.

VEText system helps veterans keep, cancel appointments From Jerron Barnett Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

Veterans receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS)– do you want to help your fellow veterans get care they deserve at a faster pace? If so, then GCVHCS officials recommend you take advantage of

VEText, the VA’s automated text-messaging appointment-reminder system. Introduced in March nationwide in 138 VA facilities, VEText reminds veterans of upcoming health care appointments, allowing them to easily confirm or cancel the appointment via their cell phone. Veterans who have previously See VA on page 2

NASP Notes ... Look out for construction .... During the months of August and September Gulf Power will be extending electric service from NAS Pensacola West Gate to the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Area. This will involve trenching and installing utility poles along the south side of Radford Blvd. Be prepared for potential lane closures and delays affecting vehicular and pedestrian/bicycle traffic. For more information, call 452-3131 ext. 3063. Spouse business symposium ....The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center is hosting a Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Symposium from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, at Mustin Beach Club onboard NASP. The free, half-day event will provide helpful information for military spouses who are interested in setting up a personal business, whether as a small business owner or an independent contractor. For more information or to register, call 452-5990 or send an e-mail to naspffsc@navy.mil.


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Four minutes to better VOLED: Navy College Program launches new survey By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

The Navy College Program (NCP) announced a new, more efficient customer service opinion survey July 24 as part of the continuing improvement process for Voluntary Education (VOLED). “The survey asks for Sailors’ opinions about the Navy College Program’s education support, counseling services, information, and admin,” Don Squibb, Navy VOLED assessments program manager said. “We’re seeking feedback on their experience so we can adjust and improve our service.” According to Squibb, the new survey asks only 10 questions, and the average Sailor completes their input in just over four minutes. “The surveys are the primary channel we have to gather customer input on how we’re doing, and we use the fleet feedback to refine the service delivery of the Navy College Virtual Education Center,” he said. “By shortening the survey, we hope to increase participation while retaining key information. One Sailor that participated in both the longer and shorter NCP surveys is AW1

Brad Powell, instructor at the Naval Air Technical Training Center. “The new Navy College Program survey gets right to the point and only took a couple of minutes to get my opinions,” Powell said. “I can tell that the Navy

College folks value my time and are genuinely interested in improving the VOLED experience.” Navy VOLED Director Ernest D’Antonio noted that constant process improvement is key to serving Sailor’s educational needs. “Over the past two years, we’ve made significant improvements to the Navy College Program’s customer service, and much of that was based on Sailor input,” D’Antonio said. “We’ve completely revamped the Navy College Program web-

site, added customer-friendly improvements such as our mobile application, automated WebTA processing, chat and trouble-ticket features, made self-service improvements in My Education and to NCP internal processes to ensure we are meeting Sailor’s high expectations in keeping with CNP’s transformation guidance. Any Sailor, CONUS or OCONUS, can use the survey link to provide feedback.” One measure of NCP success that has been identified by the customer satisfaction surveys is the number of times a Sailor has to contact the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) in order to solve a problem. “According to our latest survey feedback, 80 percent of Sailors are able to resolve their issue with their first call to the NCVEC,” Squibb said. “That’s not perfect, but it’s a great indication that we’re moving in the right direction.” The link to the new NCP customer service opinion survey is https://www.research.net/r/NCVEC_CSAT_SURV_V2. Squibb also emphasized that fleet survey responses are anonymous and their identification will not be shared. “The way this program works, combined with the way I send out the invi-

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T-6 Texan II in state-of-the-art simulators, as well as construct and test paper airplanes. This opportunity provides experience in other STEM related subjects, and a focused curriculum that engages local students in hands-on education tenets. Like the NFA’s other programs, STEM Saturdays are designed to address the serious concerns of declining science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students to pursue STEM academic and professional paths. Through the STEM Saturday program, the NFA appeals to younger elementary-aged children. This month’s STEM Saturday is Aug. 18 and the topic is “Cryptology: Puzzles, Riddles, and Cyphers.” Children will learn about cyphers, riddles and flag communication on the open sea. Additionally, these students will fly the T-45 Goshawk in the NFA’s simulators. For more, visit http://www.nationalflightacademy.com.

indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in college and an essay of 500 words or less, no longer than two pages. While in years past application packages were delivered through the mail or by package delivery service, going forward the process will be entirely web-based, according to Jim Weiskopf, Fisher House vice president. “The program has now completed its 18th year, and in those 18 years, we have been able to award scholarship grants of more than $18 million to nearly 11,000 military children,” he said. “For year 19 and beyond, we plan to have the entire program web-based, totally eliminating paper applications and supporting documents.” Eligibility for the program is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military dependent ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or already be attending an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall VA from page 1 used the VA health care system - with a cell phone number listed in their electronic health records - are automatically enrolled in VEText. Veterans can update their phone numbers during the check-in or check-out process for an appointment, at any kiosk or if they have a My HealtheVet Premium account at https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhvportal-web/home. VEText is integrated with VA’s elec-

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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 one of the

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

of 2019 or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants who are awarded a full scholarship to attend a college or university or receive an appointment to one of the military academies or affiliated preparatory schools are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions are available at the Scholarships for Military children website (www.militaryscholar.org), as is the full list of this year’s winners (www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/ winners18.html). Fisher House also recently added an additional custom scholarship search engine to the site, tailored to military families, called “Scholarships for Service.” It’s available on mobile devices or computers at militaryscholar.org. “The window to apply for the 2018-2019 Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children will open in December and close in February, but the exact dates have not yet been determined,” said Dobson. “Be sure to check the scholarship page in mid-December.”

tronic health-records system and does not require manual action by VA staff. Appointments are automatically scheduled and canceled via text message, freeing staff to provide more personalized care to Veterans. According to the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Veterans Access to Care, as of July 9, more than 3.24 million patients have received VEText messages and canceled 319,504 appointments, freeing up time slots for other veterans to use.

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

tations, makes it impossible to identify a Sailor who prefers to remain anonymous,” Squibb said. “If someone wants to receive a call-back from the NCVEC regarding an issue they raised in their response, they may voluntarily include their contact information, but it’s not mandatory. ” More information can be found by visiting the Navy College Program website https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/index. htm including how to start the education process, complete required training, submit a Help Request through the NCVEC, initiate a Live Chat session, or review knowledge management articles. The NCVEC can be reached toll free by calling 1 (877) 838-1659; DSN 492-4684, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. An additional program, the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) works closely with the Department of Labor to provide nationallyrecognized apprenticeship programs that result in journeyman-level certificates of completion for members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. For more information about USMAP or to register for an apprenticeship, visit https://usmap.netc.navy.mil/usmapss/ static/index.htm.

Locally in GCVHCS, VEText is working. “Veterans receiving physical therapy care (in Pensacola, Fla.) have expressed that they are in fact getting the text messages, and appreciate the notifications,” Dennis Thomas, supervisory physical therapist at the VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center, said. “It seems to have helped decrease some of the ‘no-shows,’ too.” For more information about VEText, visit https://www.va.gov/HEALTH/VEText.asp.

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Navy’s first female admiral Alene Duerk passes away From Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division WASHINGTON (NNS) – Retired Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, the Navy’s first female admiral, passed away July 21. She was 98 years old. “It took 197 years and a forward-looking Chief of Naval Operations Elmo Zumwalt to break with tradition before Alene Duerk became the first woman admiral in the U.S. Navy,” Naval History and Heritage Command director Sam Cox said. “But the credit goes to Duerk. From the crucible of caring for wounded Sailors, Marines and prisoners of war during World War II in the Pacific, she blazed a trail of stellar performance in tough jobs, serving as an inspiration for an ever increasing number of women officers who have followed her path.” Born in Defiance, Ohio, March 29, 1920, she received nursing training at the Toledo (Ohio) Hospital School of Nursing, from which she earned her diploma in 1941. From there, Duerk entered the U.S. Naval Reserve and was appointed an ensign in the Nurse Corps. “Alene Duerk was a strong and dedicated trail

blazer who embodied the very principles that continue to guide Navy Medicine today,” Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general, said upon learning of her passing. “She will forever be remembered as a servant leader who provided the best care to those who defended our nation, honoring the uniform we wear and the privilege of leadership.” Her first tours of duty included ward nurse at Naval Hospital Portsmouth in Virginia, Naval Hospital Bethesda in Maryland and sea service aboard the Navy hospital ship USS Benevolence (AH 13) in 1945. While anchored off the coast of Eniwetok, Duerk and the crew of the Benevolence would attend to the sick and wounded being brought back from the Third Fleet’s operations against Japan. Upon cessation of hostilities Sept. 2, 1945, Duerk and the Benevolence crew took on the task of repatriating liberated Allied prisoners of war, an endeavor that solidified her commitment to nursing and patient care. Years later, when asked about her service for the Library of Congress’ Veteran’s History Project, Duerk said, “The time I was aboard the hospital ship

An undated official portrait of Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk. Duerk entered the Navy in January 1943 and initially served as a ward nurse at the Portsmouth and Bethesda naval hospitals. She was later assigned to the hospital ship USS Benevolence (AH 13) and deployed to the Pacific Theater during World War II in support of Adm. William Halsey’s Third Fleet. In May 1970, Duerk was appointed director of the Navy Nurse Corps. She became the first woman to attain flag rank in the U.S. Navy June 1, 1972. Duerk was born in Defiance, Ohio and retired from the Navy in 1975. U.S. Navy photo

and we took the prisoners of war, that was something I will never forget ... that was the most exciting experience of my whole career.” Thereafter, Duerk was assigned to Naval Hospital Great Lakes until being released from active service in 1946. In 1951, Duerk returned to active duty serving as a nursing instructor at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Portsmouth, Va. and later as inter-service education coordinator at

the Naval Hospital Philadelphia, Penn. Her skills in ward management, surgical nursing and mentoring would be put to use over the next two decades while serving at hospitals in San Diego; Yokosuka, Japan; at the Recruiting Station in Chicago and in Washington D.C. In May 1970, following assignments as assistant for Nurse Recruitment in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and

assistant head of Medical Placement Liaison (Nurse Corps) at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Duerk was appointed director of the Navy Nurse Corps. Over the next five years, Duerk provided direction for the Nurse Corps, updating policies affecting Navy Medicine and expanding the sphere of nursing into ambulatory care, anesthesia, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. Her selection to the rank of rear admiral was approved by President Richard Nixon April 26, 1972. The first woman to be selected for flag rank, she was advanced June 1, 1972. Rear Adm. Duerk retired in 1975, but remained a strong advocate for Navy nursing through the remainder of her life. Duerk was awarded the Naval Reserve Medal, American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with bronze star; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal, Asia Clasp and the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star. Duerk’s biography offers greater insight into her service, it can be found online at the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command at www.history.

navy.mil/browse-by-topic/ diversity/women-in-thenavy/first-female-flag-officer.html. See the entry on Duerk at the Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project online at www.memory. loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc. natlib.afc2001001.28852 The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history.navy.mil.

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CNO strengthens partnerships at Inter-American Naval Conference From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Communication


ARTEGENA, Colombia (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson attended the 28th InterAmerican Naval Conference (IANC), July 25 through 26, in Cartagena, Colombia, and delivered remarks highlighting the U.S. Navy’s commitment to its naval partnerships in the region.

“This forum, first initiated in 1959, has been critical to strengthening the bonds of partnership, collaboration, and friendship that define us – both as fellow naval professionals and as neighbors,” Richardson said. IANC provides a forum for the interchange of ideas, knowledge and mutual understanding of maritime challenges that affect the Western Hemisphere. The theme of this year’s IANC is countering drug trafficking and representatives from 18 navies attended the event to include the navies of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,

Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The conference is one part of CNO’s multi-day trip to South America to strengthen partnerships and seek more opportunities for combined operations. “We have worked alongside the nations of this continent to build, refine, maintain and execute a broad spectrum of capabilities – from law enforcement to high-end antisubmarine warfare, and everything in between,” Richardson said. “Our work together, here and in oceans far away, demonstrates that we are ready to sail into any waters, face any challenges, and emerge victorious together.” Richardson met individually with his counterpart heads of

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson attends the 28th Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) in Cartagena, Colombia, to highlight the U.S. Navy’s commitment to its naval partnerships in the region. IANC was initiated in 1959 to create a forum for the interchange of ideas, knowledge and mutual understanding of maritime challenges that affect the Western Hemisphere. The conference is one part of CNO’s multi-day trip to South America to strengthen partnerships and seek more opportunities for combined operations. Photo by MCC Elliott Fabrizio

navy from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru to discuss deepening their naval partnerships with the U.S. toward a common goal of a maritime environment that is secure, orderly and prosperous for all nations. “We are all Americans here; however, we are bound by more than simply our shared geography,” Richardson said. “We share inter-American values and a commitment to

regional and global institutions that are designed to confront common security challenges. That we are here together is no coincidence. While militaryto-military-relationships are important, I believe Navy-toNavy partnerships are the ‘first among equals.’ These Navy relationships are so natural because we share backgrounds, cultures, knowledge and a love and respect for the sea and what it can provide.” While in Colombia, Rich-

ardson attended the 50th anniversary of the three-masted barque ARC Gloria, the official flagship of the Colombian Navy, July 25. He also visited the crew of the USCG Hamilton and praised the U.S. Coast Guardsmen for their part in seizing and offloading more than seven tons of illegal cocaine in February. CNO will meet next with South American naval partners during planned engagements in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

U.S., Egypt commence Exercise Eagle Response 18 From U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs

RED SEA NAVAL BASE, Egypt (NNS) – The U.S. Navy with the Egyptian Naval Forces commenced exercise Eagle Response 18 at the Red Sea Naval Base, Egypt, July 24. Eagle Response 18 is an explosive ordnance disposal and diving exercise conducted with the Egyptian Naval Force and other participating nations to enhance interoperability and warfighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. “We are fortunate to have this opportunity to build strong relationships to strengthen our maritime security capabilities,” Lt. John James, the U.S. Navy on-scene commander for the exercise said. “Training opportunities like these give our Sailors the unique chance to learn from different nations and show them what we can do.” The U.S. Sailors represent Task Force 52, U.S. 5th Fleet’s mine warfare task

A Sailor deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Group 52.3 (left), and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) sailors conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. U.S. Navy photo

force. The U.S. delegation is part of Task Group 52.3, and includes deployed Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6; Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 25 and the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center.

The exercise began with a welcoming brief, classroom trainings and decompression chamber familiarization. “It was great seeing a variety of nations compare their personal experiences with decompression training

from a medical perspective,” HMC Eli Hernandez, who lead the hands-on decompression training said. “Diving is one of the most hazardous evolutions a human can do, and it’s important we share our experiences and learn from each other to improve safety across the board.” Scheduled events include underwater detonation drills, unmanned underwater vehicle operations and antiterrorism/force protection dives. The exercise is part of Eagle Salute 18, a surface exercise, to provide opportunities for participating nations to collaborate on an even wider range of maritime security operations. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command conducts more than 20 bilateral and multilateral exercises with partner nations throughout the region each year. Exercise Eagle Response is one of numerous exercises vital to the U.S. Navy’s theater security cooperation efforts in building and enhancing solid regional and international relationships.



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Naval Hospital Pensacola Sailor strikes a nerve Story, photo By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola


M2 Melissa Clayton, an electroneurodiagnostic technician at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), recently became the only registered nerve conduction study technologist in the Navy. The Uniontown, Ohio, native can now test the nerves of patients to see how efficiently their nerves transmit and receive signals from their spinal cord. Clayton originally joined the Navy in 2012 to help achieve her goal of completing medical school. While attending the Navy’s school for electroneurodiagnostic technicians at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Clayton was exposed to only one day of nerve conduction training during the six month course. That one day struck a nerve with Clayton. “When I arrived at Naval Hospital Pensacola, we were not doing nerve conduction studies on patients,” Clayton said. “I found an old nerve conduction machine and started teaching myself how to use it.” Nerve conduction studies evaluate the function of the motor and sensory nerves of the human body. Some of the common symptoms that a nerve conduction study would be used for include numbness of extremities, signs of carpal tunnel and nerve issues from the spinal cord.

To complete her registry with the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists, Clayton had to have at least an associate degree in neurodiagnostic technology or an equivalent program and over 300 patient studies. Clayton earned her associate degree and began compiling patient studies with the help of Lt. Joseph Cahill, neurologist at NHP. To pay for the exam fees, Clayton used Navy COOL. Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) helps Navy service members find information on certification and licenses related to their jobs. Navy COOL also has a voucher program that will pay for eligible credentialing exams, recertification fees and maintenance fees. “It was a lot of work, but it was really interesting and I had a lot of fun learning about nerve conduction,” Clayton said. “Lieutenant Cahill really helped me a lot too. He spent time during his lunch or after work helping me; I couldn’t have completed this without him.”

HM2 Melissa Clayton, an electroneurodiagnostic technician at Naval Hospital Pensacola, performs a nerve conduction study on a patient July 18. Clayton recently became the only registered nerve conduction study technologist in the Navy.

Clayton now sees 10 to 12 patients a week at the Neurology Clinic at NHP that previously had to be referred to a civilian network provider. Each of her studies last about two hours and include an appointment with Cahill. “Our patients enjoy getting their care here at NHP,” Clayton said. “I’m glad I was able to complete this registry and provide this service to them.” Clayton is also the enlisted technical leader for the 22 electroneurodiagnostic technicians in the Navy. She is currently working with the school command at Fort Sam Houston to increase the nerve conduction training students initially receive. She hopes the additional training will lead to more registered nerve conduction study technologist in the Navy. “She is amazing Sailor and corpsman,” Lt. Jessica Howell, division officer for specialty clinics at NHP, said. “We are very fortunate to have her at

this command, and I know she will continue to do great things throughout her career.” Clayton is still pursuing her goal of attending medical school, but for now she is focused on conducting nerve conduction studies for patients at NHP. “I still want to attend medical school,” Clayton said. “But for now I’m just giving my full attention to the patients I see and trying my best to help them.” Naval Hospital Pensacola is in its second century of service and is one of the oldest and most respected military medical facilities in the country. It continues to provide health care to more than 150,000 beneficiaries in its main facility, located near Naval Air Station Pensacola, and 10 branch clinics in five states. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.med.navy. mil/sites/pcola.

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August 3, 2018


NASWF MWR program awarded highest accreditation By NAS Whiting Field MWR


hen it comes to helping personnel relax, unwind and play, NAS Whiting Field Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is a five-star, accredited program. The Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) recently awarded the base’s MWR program a five-star accreditation, the highest ranking possible, during an inspection May 25. Each MWR program on a Navy base is judged on the quality of personnel, facilities, programming, equipment and administration. The types of ratings allotted to base MWR programs are five-star, accredited, or not accredited. Of 65 Navy installations rated this year, there are 21 five-star, 39 that are accredited and five that are not accredited. “You have to go above and beyond to be recognized as a five-star program,” NASWF MWR Director Tom Kubalewski said. “I am extremely proud of the work the MWR team does every day taking care of our Sailors,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich said. “As a benefactor of many of the MWR activities and offerings, I can say this is one of the best installation MWR programs I’ve seen. I offer my congratulations to the entire MWR team.”

The CNIC MWR accreditation process began in 2010 and each year, directors throughout the enterprise describe whether they met or did not meet various professional program standards through an on-line database. The accreditation program determines compliance with Navy developed program standards, financial performance, program delivery, staff knowledge, employee development, customer satisfaction, and facility management.

All MWR programs are involved in the accreditation process, excluding Child and Youth Programs (CYP), which have their own accreditation program. Once information is entered into the database, a pre-visit score is provided.

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) personnel, friends and family participate in the NASWF MWR “Color Me American” 5K Fun Run July 15. Photo by Lenny Nordmann, MWR Marketing Then, every three years, an independent accreditation team from CNIC visits the installation to validate their scores on program standards. At NAS Whiting Field, MWR provides a multitude of recreation programs and facilities to include a stateof-the-art fitness and aquatics center, a community recreation and single-sailor program, the Whiting Park outdoor recreation area, and the Navy’s first bookstore library concept, the Tower Books and Café, featuring a Starbucks coffee shop. Some MWR programs receive appropriated funds because they are designated as essential to military missions, but others are selfsufficient and must generate their own revenue to keep running, such as the food

and beverage facilities and the RV Park. During their visit, the accreditation team noted the large size of the fitness center. They stated not many installations are lucky to have this size facility, affording greater space for workouts. Other areas the CNIC team commended were the recently opened Tower Books and Café, and how the bookstore concept

meets the needs of families and singles by bringing the coffee shop flair into the program. Whiting Park was also noted as an outstanding facility that not only offers programs and services to families and singles, but a great place for commands to host picnic and outdoor events. In addition, the team noted during their visit that it is apparent the entire MWR

and CYP team works together and communicates to develop services and programs for our community members. “It feels great,” Kubalewski said of the rating. “To receive this rating means two things – it means that the team is professional and dedicated, and it means that each of them is doing everything possible to bring quality services and programs to our active-duty members, their families, to our retirees and their families and to the civilian employees who work onboard the installation. “Bottom line – with or without the award – it is great to know that we have a team that is committed to NASWF’s 2017 Travel Expo had dozens of vendors. taking care of our commuPhoto by Lenny Nordmann, MWR Marketing nity,” he concluded.


August 3, 2018



Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through www.mnp. navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_ CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Purple Heart recipients sought

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated on November 10, 2006, the Hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The Hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between: May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville rierfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or e-mail yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

FVAP encourages early registration

FVAP recommends voters use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), available at www.FVAP.gov, to register to vote and request an absentee ballot by Aug. 1 to ensure they can participate in the general election Nov. 6. The sooner voters register and request their ballot, the greater the likelihood they can successfully vote. That is because ballots must be sent back before individual state deadlines, which vary. Voters can visit www.FVAP.gov for their state’s specific voter registration and ballot request deadlines, as well as information on completing their FPCA, which is accepted by all states and territories. Voters can fill out the form by hand or use the online assistant before they print, sign and send the FPCA to their election office. For additional information, visit www.FVAP.gov, e-mail vote@fvap.gov or call 1-800-438-VOTE (8683).

Navy choir seeking members

The Naval Air Training Command Choir, officially sponsored by the U.S. Navy from 1949 until the early 2000s, is reuniting its members from across the decades. Choir alumni have been invited to the University of Florida in Gainesville to perform Dec. 2 with more than 200 other singers and a symphony orchestra in an extraordi-

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“Read all About It...” Legion Post 240 Car and Art Show

PACPOA and the American Legion Post 240 will be hosting a their monthly Car and Art Show Aug. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to cramthe-van for school supplies. The event will include a car show and fish fry, $5 donation for vehicle entry and $7 for fish. There will also be music, raffles, trophies and art vendors present. School supply donations will be accepted at the show. Legion Post 240 is located at 8666 Gulf Beach Highway. Any art and direct sale vendors interested in attending should contact Trent Hathaway at trentdhathaway@gmail.com or (301) 769-1015 to get a space reserved. nary event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the carol Silent Night. An especially unique segment of the concert will musically convey the true story of the 1914 Christmas Eve cease-fire between German and Allied troops in World War I when the soldiers set aside their weapons, exchanged gifts and sang carols together. Former members who still enjoy singing and are interested in participating in this – or future choir activities – should register now at https://tinyurl.com/NATCC-Signup or send an e-mail to natcc1@aol.com. Include your name, phone, e-mail, years in the choir, mailing address and vocal range. Interested parties may mail the same information to Dave Scott, P.O. Box 6892, Huntsville, AL 35813. Music scores, recorded rehearsal tracks and other preparation aids will be provided electronically, and two days of rehearsal will precede the concert. Facebook users may connect with choir members at www.facebook.com/groups/natcc.

Onboard NASP MWR summer reading program

Every week MWR will have a new adventure at the NASP library as the summer reading program takes children around the world. Join the library at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 3 for the last event in their summer reading program. The eight-week reading program helps to keep children’s reading skills up, enhancing the love for books and learning in a family friendly, fun environment. For more information or to register, call 452-4362.

NEX announces summer events

NEX will be hosting several events throughout August. Events will include: • Back to School Fashion Show: Calling all models for the Back to School Fashion Show to be held Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Sign up at the NEX Main Store Customer Service • Hurricane Preparedness Expo: It is hurricane season, are you prepared? The Hurricane Preparedness Expo will be held today, Aug. 3 and will assist attendees in planning, preparing and protecting this hurricane season. Emergency items and information will be provided to ensure your family’s safety. Safety teams CERT/BRACE and New Parent Advocates will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Back to School Bash: You are invited to the NEX Back to School Bash and Fashion Show Aug. 11. The fashion show kicks off the festivities at 11 a.m. followed by children-friendly activities throughout the store until 2 p.m., including face painting, crafts, games and more For additional details on any of these events, contact NEX Event Coordinator, Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

Around Town Ski and travel enthusiasts gather

The Pensacola Ski Expo is just around the corner, Aug. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce, located at 201 East Zaragosa St. Join the Pensacola Ski and Travel Club for an evening unveiling their 2019 trips and activities. There are lots of great trips planned for 2019 including Snowmass, Big Sky (FSC), Park City (FSC), Cortina, Italy (FSC), Rhine River Cruise and a “Bike and Barge.” If you have not already signed up, come talk to one of the trip leaders about the trips that interests you, your family and friends. Make sure to RSVP by July 25 by e-mailing Amalie at Amalie. Murphy@gmail.com. No entrance fee for current members and a $20 fee for non-members. Enjoy an evening of fun and friendship. For more information, visit www.pensacolaskiand travelclub.com

Public safe boating course offered

Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron presents to the public, America’s Boating Course, offered at Pensacola Yacht Club, located at 1897 Cypress St. The course runs two days, eight hours of instruction and an exam. Course dates will be tomorrow, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug.



5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Subjects covered include: Florida boating laws, boat terms, anchoring, navigation rules and more. The course meets requirements for Florida Boating Safety Education ID card, which is required to operate a power boat if you were born after Jan. 1, 1988. No registration fee or tuition, however there will be a textbook required, $40 including tax. Two students may share course materials. There will also be an optional Introduction to Navigation course Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.This class uses the same textbook, but requires a course plotter and dividers, priced at $17. For more information, contact Chuck Blair by e-mailing blairchuck@hotmail.com, call (813) 731-6327 or visit www.psps.me. To register online, go to www.usps.org/cgibin-nat/eddept/800/getregform.cgi?C-17986.

Commodore’s Cup race No. 2

Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race has been rescheduled due to weather concerns and now will be Aug. 11. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www.navypnsyc.org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 291-2115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

St. John Catholic School yard sale

St. John School will host a marketplace yard sale Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale of “hidden treasures” and gently used items will take place at the school campus located at 325 S. Navy Blvd., one half mile from the NASP main gate. This event is planned, organized and implemented by the students to learn more about consumer economics, marketing, and budgets. Items included in the sale are varied and may include furniture, tools, household items, clothing and more. Circle the date on your calendar to stop by and shop for that special item, while supporting the students. Additional information can be obtained by calling St. John School at 456-5218.

Civil War programs at Ft. Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore announced a special day of programming exploring the lives of soldiers stationed at Fort Pickens during the Civil War available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 4. With help from longtime living history partner, The Walton Guard, the National Park Service will present musket and artillery demonstrations, civil war music, camp life displays and other ranger programs specifically geared toward the soldiers experience during the Civil War. All programs are free and open to the public. Programs can change or be cancelled without warning, particularly due to weather. There is an entrance fee of $20 for a vehicle and $15 for a motorcycle; the historic fort is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to sunset. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/GulfIslands.

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet

The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, Aug. 4 starting at 11 a.m. at Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant, located at 630 North Navy Boulevard near the Highway 98 intersection. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. The Gulf Coast Group alone has enough history to fill several volumes and we need to share this history or it will be lost forever, so do not hesitate to bring your memorabilia to the meeting. For more information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, check Sonny’s BBQ website at www.sonnysbbq.com/location/store157.

Panhandle tour group for seniors

Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m. at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. Annual membership fee is $14. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.

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August 3, 2018



NASP Corry Station Sailor meritoriously promoted; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Back to school: time to get that shopping finished

• It is the Florida sales tax holiday Aug. 3 through Aug. 5 • School starts Aug. 13 in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties From http://floridarevenue.com


he 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins today, Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 5. During the 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, as well as clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item. For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit www.floridarevenue. com/backtoschool. During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of: • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item This sales tax holiday does not apply to: • Any item of clothing selling for more than $60; •Any school supply item selling for more than $15; • Books that are not otherwise exempt; • Rentals or leases of any eligible items; • Repairs or alterations of any eligible items; • Sales of any eligible items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport. Reference: Section 54, Chapter 2018-118, Laws of Florida. Some examples of exempt clothing and accessories: • Accessories • Aerobic and fitness clothing • Aprons and clothing shields • Athletic supporters • Baby clothes • Backpacks and book bags • Bandanas

• Baseball cleats • Bathing suits, caps and cover-ups • Belts • Bibs • Bicycle helmets (youth) • Blouses • Boots (except ski or fishing boots) • Bowling shoes (purchased) • Bras • Cleated and spiked shoes • Coats • Coin purses • Costumes • Coveralls • Diaper bags • Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) • Dresses • Fanny packs • Fishing vests (non-flotation) • Formal clothing (purchased) • Gloves • Graduation caps and gowns • Gym suits and uniforms • Hats and caps • Hosiery and panty hose • Hunting vests • Jackets • Jeans • Lab coats • Leggings, tights and leg warmers • Leotards • Lingerie • Martial arts attire • Overshoes and rubber shoes • Pants • Purses • Raincoats, rain hats and ponchos

Word Search: ‘School daze’

• Receiving blankets • Religious clothing* • Robes • Safety clothing • Safety shoes • Scout uniforms • Shawls and wraps • Shirts • Shoe inserts and insoles • Shoes (including athletic) • Shoulder pads (e.g., dresses or jackets) • Shorts • Skirts • Sleepwear (nightgowns and pajamas) • Slippers • Slips • Socks • Suits, slacks, and jackets • Sweatbands • Sweaters • Swim suits and trunks • Ties (neckties and bow ties) • Underclothes

• Uniforms (work, school, and athletic – excluding pads) School supply items: The following is a list of school supplies and their taxable status during the back-to-school tax holiday period. No tax is due on the sale or purchase of any school supply item with a selling price of $15 or less per item. “School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses and calculators. For more information and a list of qualifying items, review the Department of Revenue’s Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions document (http:// floridarevenue.com/backtoschool/Documents/Back_to_School_Sales_Tax_Holiday_FAQs.pdf).

Gosling Games

Jokes & Groaners

Color Me: ‘Looking smart’

Teacher: How can you make so many mistakes in just one day ? Pupil: I get up early.

Jokes that are worse than your new homework

Son: I’m not going back to school tomorrow. Father: Why not? Son: Well, I was there a whole day. I can’t read, I can’t write and they won’t let me talk, so what’s the use? “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” - Mark Twain Girl: I think we need a new teacher. Mom: Why is that? Girl: Our teacher doesn’t know anything – she keeps asking all of us for the answers. BLACKBOARD BUS CHALK GRADES LUNCH


Teacher: Jane, your essay on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your sister’s. Did you copy her? Jane: No ma’am; we have the same dog.




August 3, 2018

IWTC Corry Station Sailor meritoriously promoted Courtesy story Center for Information Warfare Training


nformation Warfare Training Command (IWTC) NAS Pensacola Corry Station promoted IT2 Indigo S. Hart to first class petty officer through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) July 9. According to the Navy Personnel Command website, MAP is designed to recognize superior performance and authorizes commanding officers to advance the best and most deserving E-3 through E-5 Sailors to the next higher pay grade. A strong MAP application includes community involvement, advanced education, collateral duties, command involvement and other vital performance indicators. Hart has a history of excellent performance. She was selected as IWTC Corry Station’s 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year, Junior Instructor of the Year, is currently the Joint Cyber Course supervisor and certified as a Master Training Specialist. As the IT “A” School Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows 7) leading petty officer and course supervisor resulting in a 92 percent grade point average with zero academic attrition, her efforts were critical in delivering highly capable technicians to the fleet potentially safeguarding hundreds of Department of Defense warfight-

ing networks afloat and ashore. She has served as a command career counselor and has been active in the morale, welfare and recreation committee, holiday party committee and petty officer association secretary. Her community service hours are very diverse and spread to multiple organizations around the Pensacola community. “I actually found out because my friends sent me pictures of the Fleet Training Management and Planning System showing that I had picked it up,” Hart said. “I was still very special to me to have the executive officer, command master chief, and my friends all at the presentation.” “IT2 Hart is my number one second class petty officer at my command,” IWTC Corry Station’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Chad Smith said. “She is a phenomenal leader and professional who operates well above her paygrade. Her investment in the mission and Sailors has made a tremendous impact and exceeds all expectations every time. A model Sailor in all regards, her work ethic sets

Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station (IWTC) promoted IT2 Indigo S. Hart to first class petty officer through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP). Photo by Lt. John Laughrey

an example for all too emulate. There is no finer candidate for the Meritorious Advancement Program.” According to Hart, the MAP program was not her motivation to succeed. “I didn’t have the mindset that I needed to work hard in order to get MAP,” Hart added. “I had the mindset to do the best that I could every day and give to this

command everything I have. I never expect to get rewarded or recognized for my everyday work. I come to work to give and not get back. There is a mindset that some people have that you need to step over other people to succeed in the military but it really takes a team. My department, triad and command really make me feel like they truly care about my success. Be-

ing awarded MAP by the triad in front of my command meant a great deal to me.” The Navy introduced MAP in July 2015, replacing the Navy’s Command Advancement Program. Meritorious promotion is part of the Navy’s ongoing talent management initiatives used to empower the command triad to advance their top-performing Sailors, advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility. Navy retention and advancement policies are aimed at ensuring the best-qualified, highest-performing Sailors are promoted and retained. The MAP program supplements traditional advancement via exams to ensure that occurs, and to empower command leadership to personally identify those who are immediately ready for promotion. What advice does Hart give to other Sailors? “Find your motivation to be the best possible you,” Hart said. “For me it is a picture of my son in my planner. When I get overwhelmed I look at that. I felt that my department wanted me to succeed and they believed in me. They are invested in my career and success. This really helped me to believe in myself. There is a mindset that some people have that you need to step over other people to succeed in the military. My department, triad and command really make me feel like they truly care about my success.” For more from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid.

Command Lines


• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Sept. 5. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Aug. 16. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Aug. 16. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play

• Worship schedule • NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center

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

NAS Pensacola – 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

Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey

• Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org

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

• Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail, Pensacola. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com

Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 4705546, OCONUS (may be extra

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212

• Buddhism 101: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442

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

victims 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-of-command, 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 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606 • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342 • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com.



Off Duty

Boats line up for annual race From Navy Yacht Club Pensacola Commodore’s Cup Regatta Race No.2 Anniversary Regatta, part of the Navy Yacht Club’s 87th anniversary celebration and the Pensacola Bay Championship Series Race No.5 will take place Aug. 11. Historic anniversaries are held to commemorate special and significant events in our lifetime. On April 12, 1931 the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) was established onboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). This year the club will celebrate their 87th anniversary and one of the best ways for the club to recognize this historic event is to host a sailboat race out on the waters of Pensacola Bay. Not only will the Navy Yacht Club and its members be celebrating their 87 years of existence but also look forward to being participants in the newly established Pensacola Bay Championship Series – a community effort to encourage more participation not only from the local yacht clubs in our area but to invite and support community athletes from the northern Gulf Coast district. Race registration for the

NYCP 87th anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No.2, Bay Championship Race No.5 is available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website at www.navypnsyc.org. Registration will also be open at the Crow’s Nest at Bayou Grande Marina Aug. 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. Computer access to the Regatta Network will also be available for use for registration. Online race registration can be made via the Regatta Network at www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar. php (scroll down to the date of the event to find the link to the registration form). The notice of race (NoR) is available on the Regatta Network website and on NYCP’s web site. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for nonmember racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event is invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard NASP. The skipper’s briefing for the

race competitors will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. For those who cannot attend the meeting, all pertinent information will be passed along on VHF radio channel 72 at 11:45 a.m. Race registration for spinnaker, nonspinnaker and cruising classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the race start is scheduled for noon. Following the race, the participants and guests are invited to anchor their boats back at the Navy Yacht Club facility at the Bayou Grande Marina and enjoy the post race festivities which includes the winner’s award ceremony to be held at approximately 5 p.m. Aug. 12 will be reserved as a make-up day if required. The Commodore’s Cup is one of four races held on Pensacola Bay throughout the year and count towards earning the Overall Commodore’s Cup Series Trophy for each class which will be presented at the Commodore’s Ball held at the end of the year. The next Commodore’s Cup Race is scheduled for Sept. 15th and will be counted in the Pensacola Bay Championship as Race No.10. For the on-shore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 291-2115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Ant-Man and the “Ant-Man and the “The First Purge” (R) t Wasp” (PG13) Wasp” (PG13) 5 p.m. 2D: 5 p.m. and 7:30 2D: Noon and 2:30 c p.m. p.m. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” h “The First Purge” (R) “The First Purge” (R) (PG13) 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 5 p.m. 2D: 7:10 p.m. “Incredibles 2” (PG) 3D: 11 a.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 7 p.m. This showing is free

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 3D: 1:40 p.m. 2D: 3:40 p.m.

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“Uncle Drew” (PG13) 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY Movies shown today are free “Incredibles 2” (PG) 3D: 6:30 p.m. 2D: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. “Tag” (R) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 3D: 4:10 p.m. 2D: 1 p.m. “The First Purge” (R) 6:10 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.

“Superfly” (R) 7:30 p.m. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. “Silario: Day of the Soldado” (R) 7 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com.

THURSDAY “Uncle Drew” (PG13) 5 p.m. “The First Purge” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

August 3, 2018

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. • Golf tournament: A.C. Read Golf Course will host a three-day match play golf tournament Aug. 24 through 26. Deadline to sign up is Aug. 16, or the first 60 teams. Teams of two are allowed, $155 per person. For more information, call 452-2454 and sign Try this up at the golf course. • Flick and Float: The Corry Station Pool • MWR summer program: will host a flick and reading float Aug. 8, featuring Every week MWR will a screening of Ready have a new adventure Player One (PG13). at the NASP library as The pool will open at the summer reading 7 p.m. and the movie program takes children will start at dusk. Pizza around the world Friand drinks will be avail- days starting at 1 p.m. able for purchase. All The program helps to patrons under ages keep children’s read17 using the pool must ing skills up, enhancing have passed the Navy their love for books and Splash Swim test prior learning. This week, to the event or wear a Aug. 3, will be the final Coast Guard Approved week of the program Life Jacket: Type 1-4, and feature an end of no substitutions. There the program party. For will be a limited amount more information and of life jackets on hand. a full list of weekly proFor more information, grams, call 452-4362.

call 452-9429. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. The next course is scheduled Sept. 22 through 23. See below for more details. For more information call 281-5489.. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in October, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Kickball Tournament: NASP Corry Station will host a 10-on-10 kickball tournament Aug. 20 through 30. Deadline to enter will be at the coaches’ meeting, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 452-6520.

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 www.naspensacola-mwr. com.

MIKE DOLLEN I specialize in military relocations and proudly serve our military community.

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Marketplace Announcements Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:309:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com. For Sale ArticlesArticles for Sale Electric Frigidaire washer/ dryer combo. Good working condition. $475. 850346-8938 Black leather saddle w/ accessories. $400.. 850-3468938 White mink jacket. Size small. $350. 850-346-8938 Gas lawn mower. Runs good. $25. 850-458-6202 Push lawn mower. Like new. $5. 850-458-6202

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