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DBIDS reminder ... NCACS cards will not be accepted for base access after Aug. 14; get your DBIDS card at NAS Pensacola Visitor Control Center, Bldg. 777. Call 452-4153 for additional information. Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) increases installation security and communications by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards and force protection conditions. The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation entry point.

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USMAP hits milestone: 100,000 active apprenticeships Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

After more than forty years of providing sea-service military members with journeyman-level certifications documenting their skills through the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) announced a milestone of 100,000 active participants July 28. The USMAP team works closely with DoL to provide nationally-recognized apprenticeship programs that result in journeyman-level Certificates of Completion for members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. During their apprenticeship, service members document their military duties while working in their rating or military occupational specialties (MOS). Earning the DoL certificate is free to service members and normally does

AZ1(AW) Monica Cooper, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels as a data analyst, conducts an acceptance inspection of the newest F/A-18 aircraft in the Blue Angels inventory. Cooper earned her computer programmer apprenticeship certificate through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) as part of her normal daily routine on the maintenance control staff. Photo by MCC Chad V. Pritt

not require working additional off-duty hours. “We’ve made significant upgrades to the USMAP website, making it easier for service members to sign up, manage and complete the program,” said Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, deputy director for Navy Voluntary Education (VolEd).

“With the recent improvements, we’ve seen an increase in weekly program completions and a bump in the interest level, bringing us up to 100,000 service members actively working toward their DoL certificates.” One Sailor who has embraced the program is AZ1(AW) Monica Cooper,

data analyst for the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. Cooper recently finished her computer programmer apprenticeship/certification and is currently working on a computer operator certification. “The USMAP program is right up there with getting a col-

lege degree,” said Cooper. “You’re getting a DoL certification for the job you do every day; it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. The apprenticeship program breaks my job down into small parts as the hours are logged. It’s not See USMAP on page 2

‘Motorcycle Meet and Greet’ promotes safety By Jane Bush NASP Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) at NAS Pensacola Corry Station held a Motorcycle Meet and Greet June 29 at the Corry Station Motorcycle Training Course. The purpose of the meet and greet was to promote general motorcycle safety, ensure all riders have received training and are current in training, and to promote motorcycle mentorship. Despite the rainy weather, the event was well attended by staff, students, potential riders and riders from other commands. General motorcycle safety, a top priority, was addressed several ways. Riders were informed of cur-

NASP motorcycle riders run a traffic safety course June 29. Photo by CTR1(IW/SW) Michael Sumrall II

rent policies and regulations. Specific bike techniques were discussed along with demonstrations from current riders. Safety inspections (T-CLOCS) prior to

riding were demonstrated and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) was covered in detail. Bike maintenance and reputable bike shop information was shared. Mentorship plays a key role for riders and was widely promoted at the meet and greet. The purpose of motorcycle mentorship is to partner novice and knowledgeable riders together for mutual benefit, safety and information sharing. This environment can create positive conduct and behavior while serving as a motorcycle accident prevention program. Meet and greet attendees were able to exchange information for future rides, training events, and meetings. Experienced riders gave pointers and shared See Motorcycle on page 2

Clear path to vision available at NBHC By Ens. Courtney Avon NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

A clear path to vision care is available at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) NAS Pensacola’s Optometry Clinic for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. The optometry clinic provides services to patients that include comprehensive and acute eye care examinations, non-surgical management of ocular health conditions including removal of non-penetrating ocular foreign objects and prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses to established wearers. Refractive eye surgery, Lasik and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are also available to eligible patients that can replace the need for glasses or contact lenses. The clinic does not actually per-

form these procedures, but will provide referrals to Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP’s) Ophthalmology Department. “What I love most about being a Navy optometrist is interacting with my patients,” said Lt. Cmdr. Paul Mayo, department head of the Optometry Clinic at NBHC NASP, “and being able to help them achieve optimum visual performance for their jobs.” Patients who are able to utilize the services offered at the clinic include any activeduty service member and all TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. Although the clinic does not treat TRICARE for Life beneficiaries, retirees over the age of 65 are still able to bring their most recent civilian eyeglass prescription to the clinic and obtain eyeglasses at no

Green Beans Coffee coming to NAS Pensacola ... The Navy Exchange (NEX) welcomes Green Beans Coffee Company to Naval Air Station Pensacola. Together with friends and family, their love of, and passion for, “coffee culture” has flourished and come to our naval air station. Green Beans Coffee Company is opening soon – mid-to-late August – in NEX Aviation Plaza (Bldg. 630, 250 Saufley Street). Starbucks has closed the NEX Aviation Plaza location, and the location at Bldg. 4141 aboard NASP will be closing mid-to-late September. For more about Green Beans Coffee Company, visit https://www.greenbeanscoffee.com. Town hall at Naval Hospital Pensacola ...

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting a special town hall for military retirees Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. The town hall will be in the hospital’s Command Theater, which is located on the third deck in Room 3051. There will be a short presentation about Hepatitis C followed by a question-and-answer period with Capt. Amy Branstetter, the commanding officer of NHP. Representatives from TRICARE, NHP Health Benefits Dept., dermatology, internal medicine, general surgery and more will be present to answer questions and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 505-6796.

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onlybeneficialtomyrating,butwillalso helpverifymyskillswhenIretire.” USMAP enables documentation of a Sailor’sformalizedandstructuredtraining. Itcombineson-the-jobtraining(OJT)and relatedtechnicalinstruction.Alltheindividualisrequiredtodoisregularlydocumentthehoursworkedinthevariousskill areaseitherinahard-copylogorelectronically through the USMAP website and haveitverifiedbytheirsupervisor.Inaddition,theservicemembersubmitsareport everysixmonthsandafinalreportonce theirrequiredOJThoursarecomplete. “Eachapprenticeshiprequiresanywhere between2,000and8,000hoursofon-thejobworkandtraining,”saidTomPhillips, USMAP certifications and credentialing programlead.“Thatsoundsdaunting,but workingatypical40-hourweek,manyindividualscancompleteanapprenticeship withinayear.” Thereare123tradesavailable,ranging fromaircraftmechanictox-rayequipment tester.Morethan96percentofNavyenlistedrates,85percentofCoastGuardenlistedratesand232MarineCorpsMOSare eligibleforthesetrades.USMAPtrades applytovirtuallyallmembersoftheservices.Forthefewmemberswithoutaspecifictradecorrespondingtotheirratingor MOS,therearegenerictradessuchascomputeroperator. “Pre-registration credits can also be awardedtothosewhohavetime-in-service and can even be applied toward college credits,”addedPhillips.“Themaximum advancecreditaservicemembercanreceiveis50percentoftherequiredOJT.For example,anE-6withtenyearsofservice interested in an apprenticeship requiring 8,000-hours can receive a maximum of 4,000 credits toward their certificate for previousexperience,cuttingtheirrequirementsforhoursofloggedtraininginhalf.” “It’saboutquantifyingwhatyou’veaccomplished,”saidPhillips.“Servicemembersarealreadydoingthework;it’sjusta matterofdocumentingwhattheydoona dailybasis.Nowtheyhavetheirwork‘on therecord’andacompletedapprenticeship shows significant professional development,whichcanlookgoodtosupervisors andpromotionboards.Certificatescanalso opendoorsonceaservicememberdecides tohanguptheuniform.” Anyactive-dutySailor,MarineorCoast GuardsmancanbecomeaDoL-recognized apprenticeaslongastheyhavebeendesignatedinarating,havesufficienttimeto completetheprogramwhileonactiveduty, andpossessahighschooldiplomaorGED. Theselectedtrademustbetheirprimaryjob attheircurrentcommand. FormoreinformationabouttheUnited ServicesMilitaryApprenticeshipProgram ortoregisterforanapprenticeship,visit https:// usmap. netc. navy. mil/ usmapss/static/index.htm.

Winging onboard NAS Pensacola ... NAS Pensacola’s Training Squadron 4 (VT-4) and Training Squadron 86 (VT-86) held a winging ceremony June 30 at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard the base. The new naval flight officers (NFOs) will go on to their respective fleet replacement squadrons and learn to fly their respective fleet aircraft – P-8A Poseidon and EP-3E Aries. Ens. Lewis Wittry received the VT-4 “Top Graduate” award for excellent performance at the top of the winging class. The guest speaker was Capt. James W. Robinson, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven. Photo from Lt. Carl Jones Motorcycle from page 1

personalexperienceswiththenewer riders. Training,alongwithtrackingcurrentandpotentialridershighlighted theevent.WiththesurgeofactivedutymotorcyclefatalitiesintheNavy andMarineCorps,IWTCriderswere requiredtoattendtheeventtoensure

enrollmentinthedatabaseandtrainingwascurrent;andifnot,riderswere enrolledinthenextavailablecourse. Motorcycle coordinators were on hand to assist riders with these requirements. ItisthegoaloftheNASPensacola SafetyOfficetoincludeallridersfrom eachcommandonthelocalbasesto formulateagroupcomprisedofboth

experiencedridersandnewriders.Information and experience shared is longlastingandcanproveimmeasurablefornewriders.Ridersoftenstate thateachtimetheymeetanewrider, theylearnsomethingdifferent. Forinformation,questions,orassistancewithmotorcycletrainingrequirements, contact NASP Safety Officeat452-8167.

Blues aerial refueling ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conduct aerial refueling operations July 31 with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, as the Blue Angels transit to Seattle, Wash., for the 2017 Boeing Seafair Air Show. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the United States in 2017. Photo by MC1 Daniel M. Young

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costwithoutanappointment.PatientsenrolledtoNHPcan choosetouseeithertheOptometryClinicatNHPortheoneat NBHCNASPdependingonappointmentavailability. The clinic also educates patients on maintaining vision healthandwellness.AccordingtotheCentersforDisease Control,sometipstokeepingeyeshealthyincludegettingregulareyeexams,knowingyourfamily’seyehealthhistory, wearingprotectiveeyewear,eatingfoodsthatpromoteeye healthsuchasleafygreenvegetablesthatcontainbeta-carotene andcleaningcontactsregularly.Mayoalsoaddedtoavoidto-

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in

baccoproductsastheyareknowntocontributetovisionloss fromage-relatedmaculardegeneration. “(Ourpatientsrangefrom)theactive-dutywarfighterwho protectsustothespousewhosupportstheNavy'smissionto thechildwhoneedstoseetheboardmoreclearlyatschool,” saidMayo.“Itisveryrewardingwhenmypatientsleavethe examroombetterequippedfortheiractivitiesofdailyliving thanwhentheyfirstcametoseeme.” TheoptometryclinicatNBHCNASPisopenfrom7a.m. tonoonand1p.m.to3:30p.m.,MondaythroughFriday.Appointmentscanbemadebycalling452-5237.TheNHPOptometryDepartmentcanbereachedat505-6254.

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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 (Aug. 4 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Jeff Harrison was last week’s winner; it was the bust on A.C. Read Golf Course, near the NASP front gate.

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

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When favors bite: The princess and the pee By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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hen you are a military family stationed in Timbuktu, you can not rely on relatives to watch your pets when you are on vacation. Our military family has learned that trading pet care favors with friends is not always the best alternative. Except for the time I completely forgot to feed a fellow military spouse’s cat over a long weekend (the kitty lived and somehow we are still friends), we happily exchanged pet-related favors with our military friends for many years. That is, until we met P’Nut. We were stationed at Naval Station Mayport and P’Nut was a seven pound pomeranian-chihuaua mix owned by our base neighbor, Tara. P’Nut ate a quarter cup of kibble a day and Goldfish crackers as doggie treats. During the day, she lounged in a skillet-sized doggie bed and thought a long walk was to the mailbox and back. At night, P’Nut was carried to a pink crib beside Tara’s bed. By contrast, our labradoodle, Dinghy, was 110-pounds,

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with a perpetually dripping beard. He scarfed five cups of food a day, along with whatever he found while rooting through the bathroom trash. His four daily walks were measured in miles and Dinghy was infamous for dragging his walker when he spotted a cat, lizard, sand crab, bird or butterfly. His favorite place to sleep was curled around the cool base of the toilet. And as Tara learned the week she agreed to take care of him while we were on vacation, Dinghy had a surprisingly delicate digestive system. Apparently, Dinghy’s “business” was the consistency of Grey Poupon the entire week we were gone. By the time we returned from our trip, our entire base housing neighborhood was talking about Tara’s ordeal, so when she asked me to walk P’Nut one afternoon, I jumped at the chance to return a favor.

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Following Tara’s specific instructions, I opened her garage door and entered the laundry room at exactly 5:30 p.m., then carefully scooped exactly onequarter cup of kibble into P’Nut’s tiny food dish.

As instructed, I informed P’Nut that it was “time to go outside” and led her into the open garage. While making soothing noises, I approached P’Nut with the tiny, rhinestone-studded leash. Just as I was thinking what a piece of cake this favor was turning out to be, P’Nut’s minuscule black lips peeled back from her needle-like teeth and she lunged for my fingers. I sprung backward and let out an embarrassing shriek. Chalking the incident up to a fluke, I cooed, “Does widdle P’Nut wanna go on a wiky-walk? Oh, yes you do, you sweet little th… AHHHHH!” Relieved to find my fingers intact, I decided to ask the next door neighbors for assistance. I told them how sweet little P’Nut was attempting to sever my limbs with her razor-sharp teeth. The husband, a burly Navy helicopter pilot, stepped confidently toward P’Nut, declaring, “Oh, I’ll pick her up. How hard can it be?” What happened next can only be described as mayhem. P’Nut flashed her fangs and dashed around the garage squealing like a pig

while the pilot, his wife and I gave chase. When the dust settled, the pilot was back on his porch, yelling, “I don’t think she likes me!” Considering P’Nut’s extreme obstinacy, we gave up the on the walk and tried to get the little diva back in the house. For 20 more minutes, we ran around like the Keystone Cops. I feared that Tara would return to find her petite princess gone for good. And then, I remembered the bag of Goldfish. I desperately grabbed a handful of the cheesy morsels from the laundry room shelf and, like a court jester who’s been sentenced to the gallows, I bowed before Her Excellency to offer the bribe. Thankfully, P’Nut accepted. The life-threatening nature of my experience with P’Nut had arguably paid my debt of service to my friend Tara. However, I decided that it was time for me to get out of the pet care business. Next week, our dog Moby is going to a kennel while we are going on vacation. It is not free, but peace of mind is worth every penny.

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As restoration nears completion, Old Ironsides returns to Boston Harbor By MC2 Charlotte C. Oliver Defense Media Activity

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HARLESTOWN, Mass. (NNS) – After a two-year restoration at historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park, America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution was refloated July 23. Since entering dry dock May 18, 2015, ship restorers from the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston, and teams of Constitution Sailors have worked tirelessly side-by-side to bring Old Ironsides back to her glory. Capt. Robert S. Gerosa Jr., commanding officer of Constitution, said he was proud of the hard work and dedication of his Sailors during the restoration. “The significance of the water coming in the dry dock is the start of the evolution,” said Gerosa. “It’s the start of getting Constitution back in the water. This is it, this is what we’ve been striving for the last 26 months. We are again in the water where ships need to be.” The restoration saw the replacement of 100 hull planks and the required caulking, the rebuilding of the ship’s cutwater on the bow, and the on-going preservation and repair of the ship’s rigging, upper masts and yards. Richard Moore, Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston director, was extremely pleased with the undocking of Constitution. “All of the Detachment Boston employees take great pride in the work accomplished,” said Moore. “The ship restorers, riggers and blacksmith are a group of skilled craftspeople who have put their talents to great use during Constitution’s

dry dock restoration. Tonight’s successful undocking is the culmination of the Detachment Boston’s hard work on Old Ironsides over the past 26 months.” Restoring the ship in keeping with the tenets of her original design was an important objective said Naval History and Heritage Command Director Sam Cox. “When she was built, Constitution was among the best-designed ships in the world, she could outrun anything she couldn’t outgun and outgun anything she couldn’t outrun,” he said. “Expanding that advantage has been the objective of Navy shipbuilders since Constitution’s keel was laid,” Cox continued. “Just yesterday, the Navy commissioned the USS Gerald R. Ford, a technological marvel of today. Ford and her crew will make history in new and innovative ways and can trace their lineage back to USS Constitution and the Sailors who first took her to sea in 1797.” One of the most highly anticipated tasks was the replacement of Constitution’s copper sheathing below the waterline. Copper sheathing has covered the lower hull since her launch in 1797, as protection against ship worms that could damage the wooden hull. This was one part of the restoration that saw Constitution Sailors get hands-on with preservation work to America’s “Ship of State.” Sailors helped the

USS Constitution is ready to leave Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. During the past 26 months, Constitution has undergone an extensive restoration that will help to preserve America’s “Ship of State” for many decades to come. Photo by Arif Patani

Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston ship restorers replace 2200 sheets of copper and the felt that is installed behind it. “It’s an incredible feeling to be a part of the team to work on Constitution,” said AO Hunter Sensign. “Every day I came to work and it really sinks in that I’m working on a ship that’s 219 years old.” As the tide in Boston Harbor turned and began to rise, shipyard workers opened the valves in the caisson, the “floating gate” that has held back the harbor water and Dry Dock 1 flooded. It was the first time the sea has touched Constitution’s hull in 26 months. It was a long day for the Naval

History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston, Constitution’s Sailors and the staff from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as the dry dock flooded and a team of Portsmouth Shipyard divers checked her hull. Constitution finally lifted from her keel blocks at about 9:45 p.m. At 11:15 p.m., after checks were completed, Constitution crossed the sill of the dry dock and into Boston Harbor. Constitution started her service in the U.S. Navy with her launch Oct. 21, 1797. She was one of the six original frigates which began the new United States Navy and construction was authorized by an act of Congress in 1794. She and sister frigates were designed by ship-

CNO’s ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority’ online From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority,” earlier this year, a document that addresses how the Navy will adapt to changes in the security environment and continue to fulfill its mission. To read A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority go to https:// www. cnic. navy. mil/ content/ dam/ cnic/ cnrse/ pdfs/ CNRSE/ CNO% 20Design% 20for% 20Maintaining%20 Maritime%20 Superiority.pdf. The term “design” refers to the document’s built-in flexibility, recognizing the rapid rate of change occurring in both technology and the maritime domain. “This guidance frames the problem and a way forward, while ac-

knowledging that there is inherent and fundamental uncertainty in both the problem definition and the proposed solution,” said Richardson. The CNO’s design reaffirms the Navy’s mission, describes the strategic environment and identifies four lines of effort, each with corresponding objectives to guide the actions of the Navy and its leaders. The four lines of effort are the following: • Strengthen Naval Power at and from Sea. • Achieve High Velocity Learning at Every Level. • Strengthen our Navy Team for the Future. • Expand and Strengthen our Network of Partners. The document also details four “Core Attributes” that serve as guiding criteria for command decisions in decentralized operations: integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness.

builder Joshua Humphreys. As the Navy’s capital ships, they were larger and more heavily armed than frigates that had come before her, Constitution and her sisters became formidable opponents on the high seas. Her keel was laid in Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard in Boston. She was built from the resilient Southern live oak from Georgia and her three masts were made from the strong white pine of Maine. Humphreys designed her hull at 22 inches thick at the waterline. Undefeated in battle, she fought wars on the high seas, from the Quasi War with France to the Barbary Wars and most notably the War of 1812 against Great Britain. Her defining and most historic battle was with the British frigate HMS Guerriere, during which one of Constitution’s sailors noticed that some of the enemy’s cannon shot appeared to bounce harmlessly off her hull. “Huzza! Her sides are made of iron!,” the Sailor purportedly shouted – thus she earned her the nickname Old Ironsides. Constitution remains in service to her country today, sharing the history and heritage of America’s Navy. The ship is expected to continue post-docking restoration work before re-opening to the public in early September.


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Railgun ready and primed for operational demostration

A test shot of the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. The railgun uses electrical pulses to shoot high-velocity projectiles (HVP) at distances more than 100 nautical miles away and at speeds exceeding Mach 6. Screen capture from www.youtu.be/QO_zXuOQy6A By Warren Duffie, Jr. Office of Naval Research

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the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced that the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun is out of the laboratory and ready for field demonstrations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s new railgun Rep-Rate Test Site at Terminal Range. Initial repetition rate of fires (rep-rate fires) of multi-shot salvos already have been successfully conducted at low muzzle energy. The next test sequence calls for safely increasing launch energy, firing rates and salvo size. Railgun rep-rate testing will be at 20 megajoules by the end of the summer and at 32 megajoules by

next year. To put this in perspective, one megajoule is the equivalent of a one-ton vehicle moving at 160 miles per hour. “Railguns and other directed-energy weapons are the future of maritime superiority,” said Dr. Thomas Beutner, head of ONR’s Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department. “The U.S. Navy

must be the first to field this leap-ahead technology and maintain the adover our vantage adversaries.” The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances more than 100 nautical miles and at speeds that exceed Mach 6, or six times the speed of sound. That velocity allows projectiles to rely on kinetic energy for maximum effect and reduces the amount of high explosives needed on ships. The railgun shoots the high-velocity projectile (HVP), a next-generation, low-drag, guided projectile that can be used in different gun systems. With its increased velocity, precision guidance and extended range, the railgun realizes the full range of the HVP’s scalable effectiveness. To-

gether, both technologies will enable naval forces to address threats in the mission areas of surface fire support, anti-air and anti-surface warfare. The Navy currently is developing and testing railgun barrels capable of firing many rounds per minute with a tactically relevant barrel life, as well as the associated power and auxiliary systems needed to make that possible. In addition, the weapon’s power system

now is small enough to fit aboard current and future U.S. Navy ships. These products, when matured, will create much more capable warships. The railgun is expected to be very cost-effective, while adding offensive and defensive depth. Compared to traditional guns on Navy ships, the railgun offers greater range, higher velocity and a deeper magazine. “The railgun will be an

effective deterrent against growing and increasingly complex threats,” said Beutner. “Its power level surpasses traditional gun technology, and it reduces ship-board explosive risks to Sailors and Marines at sea.” For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil or follow the Navy on Facebook and Twitter. For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit www.navy.mil/local/ onr.

Naval electronic railgun seen from above. Screen capture from www.youtu.be /QO_zXuOQy6A


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Shooters’ farewell to Roberts; Murphy to command Story, photo by Ens. Benjamin Lascurain NASWF Public Affairs

Training Squadron Six (VT-6) transferred leadership of the unit from Lt. Col. Richard “D.B.” Roberts to Cmdr. Kevin Murphy. During a formal change of command ceremony in NAS Whiting Field’s (NASWF) atrium July 20 friends, family, staff and students attended to witness the time-honored tradition of passing of the title and responsibilities command from one officer to another. The success of VT-6 under Roberts is no surprise after the long list of accomplishments that led him to the helm of the Shooters. Roberts was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1996 and was designated a naval aviator after completing flight school in 1999. He was assigned to KC-130s and received orders to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR352) in September 2000. While with VMGR-352 he served as copilot in Operation Enduring

Cmdr. Kevin Murphy (left) is congratulated by Lt. Col. Richard Roberts at NASWF’s VT-6 change of command July 20.

Freedom in 2002 and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003. Roberts was assigned to 1st Battalion – 7th Marines as forward air controller (FAC) in 2004 and deployed in support of OIF II. He deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 06-08.2 with the combined VMGR-252/352 Detachment A as the executive officer. He was slated for command of VT-6 in August 2013 as the executive officer and took command

of the Shooters in Apr. 2016. Personal decorations that Roberts has earned include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 7 strike/flight awards, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat V and 2 Gold Stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. Guest speaker Training Air Wing 5 Commodore Capt. Mark

Murray presented the Meritorious Service medal for Roberts’ time at VT-6 as executive and commanding officer. Murray recounted a recent conversation with him during his closing remarks. “We were talking about what a different perspective it is to come back (to a training command) and have a chance inspire and influence young men and women in a great squadron every day. And I told D.B., ‘I can’t think of a better guy for the job’,” Murray said. Notably this command climate has contributed the squadron’s success by reducing the time to train for VT-6 student naval aviators from 38 weeks to 28. Roberts thanked his Shooter family and all those who have helped foster their climate of success. “This has been the most rewarding tour I have ever had. Yes, I have traveled all over the globe doing good things for good people, and bad things to bad people who deserved it, but nothing I have done in the fleet compares to a training squadron command tour,” Roberts said.

Promising to give himself back to his wife and family now that he is retiring from the Marine Corps, Roberts gave special thanks to his wife Jen and his boys Ethan, Logan and Mason. As Murphy pointed out in his speech, VT-6 has come to view Roberts not only as commanding officer but the head of a family. “The one constant comment I continue to hear from departing instructors and students is that the best part about VT-6 is the family atmosphere,” Murphy said while describing the last 15 months as executive officer. Murphy received the command pennant, symbolically assuming responsibility for the squadron from Roberts. He delivered his remarks thanking his three children Alyssa, Aidan and Kailynn. Murphy welcomed the incoming executive officer Lt. Col. John James and his wife Crissy into the Shooter family. “You’ve positioned us perfectly for continued success and it will be very challenging to fill your shoes,” Murphy said.

NAS Whiting Field’s ABHCM Jimmie Gardner retires where he participated in two deployments and the opening days of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Gardner then served aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN After more than 30 years of faithful 65), followed by an assignment to Naval service in the United States Navy, Air Station Oceana Air Detachment. ABHCM Jimmie Gardner rendered his His next sea tour was aboard USS final salute to his shipmates as they paid George Washington (CVN 73) where he him a Sailor’s tribute and piped him over completed two deployments and adthe side. Gardner requested permission to vanced to Chief Petty Officer and then be relieved and strode through the side transferred to afloat training group (ATG). boys as the final stage of his retirement Gardner was then assigned to the USS ceremony. The event took place July 14 Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). While ABHCM in the NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) stationed onboard the “T.R.” he comJimmie Gardner atrium where he we surrounded by pleted two deployments, promoted to friends, family, past and present coworkers. master chief and was ultimately appointed as the comGardner completed his service to the Navy at mand master chief for the ship. NASWF as Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast Following an assignment to the USS Wasp (LHD 1) DLCPO, acting department head and deputy fire chief, Gardner completed his final shore duty at NASWF. air operations DLCPO and finally command safety speGardner was joined by family members, friends and cialist. Gardner’s service at NASWF was the last step in fellow Sailors for the retirement ceremony. His wife a distinguished career. Shawana Gardner, children and mother Martha Gardner He entered naval service in 1987 and upon gradua- were in attendance. tion from basic training, completed Aviation Boatwain’s Guest speaker for the event was NASWF ComMate “Equipment” “A” School at NATTC Lakehurst, manding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau. N.J. He reported to the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Gardner received letters of appreciation from former Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs

president of the United States George Bush, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Secretary of the Navy (SecNav), Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) and the governors of Florida, Virginia and Tennessee. He also was presented with a Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) during the ceremony. Family looked on from the front row as Gardner shared words of thanks and reflection. “You would think 30 years is a long time but looking back it doesn’t feel like that long ago,” Gardner said. “It was fun, you have to do what you like to do and it made the time go by fast. I am so thankful to my family for all the support. I am ready to start a new chapter in life and looking forward to it.” The retiring master chief presented flowers to his wife, mother in law and mother before he was presented with a shadow box commemorating his career accomplishments. Gardner’s family members received letters of appreciation from Bahlau during the ceremony. “Master Chief Gardner, thank you sir, for 30 years of truly honorable service. You definitely have made a difference and your legacy of excellence will continue for years to come – as the Sailors that you have led and mentored throughout your career will continue to follow your lead as do great things for our Navy. Shipmate, Bravo Zulu on a job extremely well done,” Bahlau said.

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

Physicals for children available at NHP

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

Uniform sale at NMCRS

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society thrift shop at NASP Corry Station will have a uniform sale the entire month of August. Half price on all military uniforms.

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

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

Navy nurses host potluck gathering The Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps (GCNNCA) will meet on Aug. 11 for their quarterly meeting. This meeting will be a potluck and will be held at the chapter president's home located at 7986 Castle Point Way in Pensacola. All former, reserve, active duty and retired Navy nurses are cordially invited to attend. Bring your favorite dish and if your time does not allow for cooking, you may donate $5 to the chapter scholarship fund. Please RSVP at vcoyle@gulftel.com or leave a message at 251-942-6382 or contact Susie McCord at 776-2123 or tamb1466@gmail.com. Reservations will be accepted until Aug. 10. Membership is not required, however, consider joining the local and national membership. Door prizes will be awarded. If you have questions, contact Vicki Coyle at vcoyle@gulftel.com or 251-942-6382.

Movie night for Marine children Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) is hosting a back to school movie night and pajama party Aug. 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12. The movie shown will be “Despicable Me.” Food and prizes will be available for those who attend. Pajamas and pillows are recommended and appreciated. The movie night will be held at MATSG-21 headquarters, commanding officers conference room. To register for the event or for more information, contact Debbie Jenkins at 452-9460 ext. 3009 or e-mail deborah.jenkins@usmc.mil or Shanel Gainey at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or e-mail shanel.gainey@usmc.mil.

Free trolley service available at beach

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

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Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@BallingerPublishing.com. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.

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

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

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

PSC program offers help to veterans The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at Pensacola State College helps prepare eligible veterans for entry into college by offering free, non-credited refresher courses. The program also helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year. The VUB office is located in Bldg. 6 at Pensacola State College. For more information or to set up an appointment, call retired Navy CPO Rob Gregg at 484-2068.

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

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

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

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

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

Panhandle tour group for seniors Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet 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. The next meeting is Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m. The brief meeting starts at 5 p.m. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. Annual membership fee is $10 per year. For more information, visit www.PSTravelers.org or contact Vivian Storey at 324-0626.

New book donation location The Friends of West Florida Public Library, Inc. have moved into a new, permanent sorting facility for our book sale donations. The new donation drop-off location is at 325 E. Commerce St. in Warrington. Ring the doorbell any Thursday (except holidays) between 9 a.m. and noon and volunteers will help unload your books and media donations. For more information, call 716-4679.

Writers welcome at open mic event The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents a free open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The next open mic event is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.

Kids event at Blue Wahoos Stadium WRSE and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are proud to present their theme for the WRSE PBS kids day at the Blue Wahoos Stadium as “Hit a Home Run for Early Learning.” Starting an hour before the Blue Wahoos’ home game versus the Mobile Bay Bears, children can participate in fun learning activities at the WSRE Imagination Station outside the stadium. Kids visiting the Imagination Station will receive a free book and families will receive a free WSRE PBS kids beach ball as they leave the game. Items available while supplies last. Children will also meet and greet with the following costumed characters from PBS kids shows at the Imagination Station and inside the stadium during the game: Curious George, The Man with the Yellow Hat, Super Why and Clifford the Big Red Dog. The event will be Aug. 13 starting at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.wsre.org/imaginationstation.


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Back to school: time to get that shopping finished It’s the sales tax holiday Aug. 4-6 • School starts Aug. 10 in Escambia, Aug. 14 in Santa Rosa counties From NAPS

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hile every school year is different, one thing that remains the same is the desire to save on school supplies. Moms are looking to save more than just dollars and cents. They want to save time and stress, too. To help, award-winning author, radio talk show host and mom Maria Bailey offers tips and advice on how to get yourself and your child off to a successful start this school year: • Shop early: Vacation is a good time to inventory what supplies you already have at home, make a list of what each child needs and start looking for the best deals. “Many stores offer bargains on school supplies during the summer months, so getting an early start can add up to sav-

ings,” said Bailey. • Create a budget: While it can be good to get children involved and let them choose some items, it’s a smart idea to have a budget. If your children know how much to spend, they can do the math. Budgets can teach children a valuable lesson in both math and economics. You can also involve your children in the shopping process by showing them how to look for a good deal. • Keep a family calendar: Buy and post a bulletin board or calendar to help keep everyone on track. Keep children up-todate on important dates, including school assignments/tests

and extracurricular activities. Also, consider color coding each child’s schedule to stay on top of all the to-do’s. • Search for savings: Walking up and down the aisles to find the right product at the right price for your child is not as hard as you think.

Looking for a good deal can help you save big when buying back-to-school products. Check out your local sales circulars for the top deals each week. • Buy basics in bulk: While teachers provide lists of specifics, the basics that students need to start out the

school year are pretty consistent, so it can pay to buy in bulk, especially if you have more than one child. Getting organized, looking for deals and mapping out the best way to prepare for the start of school will lead to a stressfree and easy experience.

2017 Back-to-School sales tax holiday Aug. 4-6 From Florida Department of Revenue

The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. today, Aug. 4, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 6. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $750 or less per item. For more information and a list of qualifying items, review the Department of Revenue’s Tax Information Publication (TIP) (online at https:// revenuelaw. florida revenue. com/ LawLibraryDocuments/ 2017/06/ TIP121182_TIP%2017A01-07%20BTS%20RLL.pdf) on the 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document (online at http://floridarevenue.com/backtoschool/Documents/bt-

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Jokes & Groaners Jokes that are worse than your new homework Teacher: How can you make so many mistakes in just one day ? Pupil: I get up early. 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. 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.


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NETC executive director James retires after 48 years of service By Enid Wilson NETC Public Affairs

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alking out the door of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) headquarters today, Aug. 4, after nearly a half-century of service, Richard L. James leaves behind a distinguished career as an enlisted Sailor, senior naval officer and civil servant for the Department of the Navy. Serving as the NETC executive director since January 2006, James advised and supported the flag officers assigned as NETC’s commander in pursuing the command’s mission of transforming civilians into highly skilled, combat-ready warfighters and enabling their career-long growth and development. Rear Adm. Mike White, former NETC commander who worked with James over the past three years, said James will be missed as a friend, mentor and incredible source of manpower, personnel, training and education history. “Whether in uniform or as a government civilian, his passion is to the Sailor,” said White. “He is a tremendous example of those unique individuals who start from humble beginnings and steadily work their way to the

highest levels while always focusing on his people and not himself.” As part of his duties, James oversaw the daily operation of more than 700 military and civilian personnel assigned to NETC headquarters in support of 238 activities delivering training every day to more than 32,000 students worldwide. Julie Townsend, who worked with James for seven years as NETC’s comptroller, was grateful for his leadership, advice and expertise. “Mr. James has been a great boss,” said Townsend. “His open door policy allowed me to bring any issues to him, and together we would find a way ahead for any financial challenges. He has made a remarkable impact on so many of us here at headquarters and

Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad presents Rich James with the Superior Civilian Service Award for his service as executive director of Naval Education and Training Command. Photo courtesy NETC

throughout the NETC domain.” James grew up in Sherman, Texas and enlisted in the Navy in 1969 as a personnelman. His early assignments were with Training Squadron 23, at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and Naval District Washington. In 1977, James was commissioned through the limited duty officer (LDO) program. He served as the flag secretary on USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and the administration officer on USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). James held a variety of shore assignments, including with the Chief of Naval Operations staff, U. S. Naval Forces Japan and at personnel support activities in San Diego; New London, Conn.; and

Pensacola, where he was the commanding officer. He was also the head of the surface LDO/chief warrant officer assignment branch at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Chief of Naval Personnel’s administrative assistant before reporting to Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity in Pensacola. Attaining the rank of captain while serving as the executive assistant to the NETC commander, James retired from active duty in 2006 before joining the civil service as NETC’s executive director. “Rich James has so much experience and working knowledge of the NETC domain that he literally knew the history be-

hind every policy, issue and previous decision made in the command,” said retired Rear Adm. Joe Kilkenny, NETC’s sixteenth commander. “His greatest attribute is that he told me, the boss, what I needed to hear and not what I wanted to hear, and for that I will be forever grateful.” Never wanting to be in the limelight, James was quietly presented the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the highest honorary award the chief of naval operations may bestow on a civilian employee in the Department of the Navy. The citation described him as a training pioneer who furthered NETC’s mission of delivering trained personnel to the fleet. James said he is most proud of the opportunity to teach and mentor the Sailors he has worked with throughout his career. “Being at NETC allowed me to continue to serve our great Navy and, most importantly, the people in the Navy,” said James. “I’m grateful to the Navy for everything it has provided me and my family.” James’ father served in the Navy; his wife Julie is also a Navy veteran; and his son is continuing the family’s tradition of service aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) as command master chief. “If I had to do all my jobs and assignments again, I would do all of them in a heartbeat,” said James.

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

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

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

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

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

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

military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil. Upcoming workshops include: • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration ends Aug. 15. • Marriage Enrichment Retreat: Aug. 10-18 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is not provided. All legally

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

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

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communications support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.


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

By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer

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eville Quarter is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with 10 days of festivities beginning Aug. 11. Events leading up to and after the anniversary include a jubilee celebration, a jazz brunch, a recreation of the historic opening night of Rosie O’Grady and a DJ showcase, along with other festivities. This gala will serve as a tribute to Robert “Bob” Snow’s vision and the dedication of the Mitchell family in revitalizing downtown Pensacola. Seville Quarter began as Rosie O’Grady’s Goodtime Emporium, a labor of love from ex-Navy pilot Bob Snow, a Minnesota native who played trumpet, was a Dixieland band leader and a gifted designer, builder and entrepreneur. While in Navy flight training, he fell in love with the Pensacola area, which led him to the dream that would become Seville Square. With only $1,100, Snow built O’Grady’s in a derelict warehouse then owned by the Pensacola Cigar and Tobacco Company on Government Street. After severe renovations, opening night came Aug. 16, 1967. Lili Marlene’s World War I Aviators Pub was added next and over the next few years other unique rooms were built onto the complex, leading to the Seville Quarter of today. After many years in operation in downtown Pensacola, Snow

left to pursue other ventures. In 1988 his long time friend and advisor Wilmer Mitchell and his family assumed the operation of the seven room complex. Everyone is invited to celebrate

this historic favorite Pensacola spot’s birthday. For a full list of events or for addiotnal information, visit www. sevillequarter.com or e-mail Jubilee@Rosies.com

Events: • Aug. 11: Jubilee Celebration Kick-Off • Aug. 12: Membership Appreciation Night • Aug. 13: Jazz Brunch with Kathy Lyon and Friends • Aug. 14: Blues Society Rolls Back the Clock • Aug. 15: Vince Vance and the Valients; Jazz Night with Geno and Guests • Aug. 16: Rosie O’Grady 50th Birthday; Recreation of the 1967 Opening Night • Aug. 17: Good Time Gang Reunion • Aug. 18: Seville Quarter Gallery Night • Aug. 19: DJ Showcase • Aug. 20: Brunch with the sounds of Charlie Cetti and the First City Dixieland Jazz Band •Aug. 21: Pensacola Jazz Gumbo presents Dixieland

At the movies: NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema FRIDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 5:30 p.m.; “The Big Sick,” (R), 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Cars 3” (3D), (G), 11:30 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (3D), (PG13), 2 p.m.; “Despicable Me 3” (3D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (3D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Despicable Me 3” (2D), 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (2D), (PG13), 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 4:30 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (3D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (2D), (PG13), noon and 3 p.m.; “Transformers: The Last Knight” (2D), (PG13), 6 p.m.

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TUESDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 5:10 p.m.; “The Big Sick,” (R), 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: “Tangled,” (G), 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; “All Eyez On Me,” (R), 6 p.m.; “Cars 3” (2D), (G), noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Despicable Me 3” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Spiderman: Homecoming” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “The House,” (R), 5:30 p.m.; “Baby Driver,” (R), 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com

• Children learn to golf: The First Tee program of Northwest Florida is coming to A.C. Read Golf Club this fall. The First Tee program • Summer Splash helps your child Event: MWR is throwing learn the fundathe biggest party of the mentals of the summer onboard NAS game while building character. Pensacola at the Family Summer Splash Aug. 5 First tee is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to children ages 5 MWR is opening up Bar12, with to rancas Sports Complex classes available on Radford Blvd. to all on Tuesdays or patrons for fun in the sun Wednesdays starting Aug. 22. and plenty of water to cool you down.There will Cost is $50 per be a giant water slide, junior, all MWR spider mountain and authorized deplenty of inflatables for pendents welthe children. Food and come. Call Josh beverage will be availMeador, PGA, at able for purchase. Do not 452-2454 for miss the last big party of more information. the summer, Summer • Child sports Splash 2017. For more program: Lookinformation, call 452ing to get your 3806. young children involved in sports? Start Smart with Navy Child and Youth Programs is a six-week program to teach children 3 to 5 years of age the basics of sports. This program is free to children of authorized MWR patrons; one parent or guardian must attend with each child. Sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 12 at the Hwy. 98 Youth Sports Complex. Register at the Corry Youth Center from Aug. 1 to 25 or call 4533490 for more information. • Corry Station Child Development Center (CDC) has space for free Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) for the 2017-18 school year. The program offers a high quality educational program with qualified teachers for all children 4years-old on or before Sept. 1 of the program year. For additional information call 458-6588. • Karate class: Join Sensei John Wynne, Godan (5th degree Black Belt), at Portside Fitness Center for Shotokan Karate. Beginners class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, advanced class meets Mondays and Thursdays. Open to all military, retirees, DoD employees and family members ages 9 and up. Call 4527810 for more information.

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

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auto • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Announcements Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.

Articles for Sale

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Two full sets of Noritake china. Must see. Make offer. 850-438-6129 Glass top table with 4 matching naugahyde swivel chairs. $200. 850-438-6129

King size oak NAS Pensacola poster bed with nice seeking FUN Host pillow top mattress Families for HS age and matching nine foreign exchange drawer dresser. $600 students 2017-2018 for the set. (850) 492academic year. Bring 0292 culture to YOU! Jen- Yamaha trumpet w/ carrying case, good nifer 850-857-9534 condition, appraised for $300. Selling for WantedWanted $275.00. 456-2430 Seeking VPK Director/Teacher for 24,5 Whirlpool stainfaith based school on less steel fridge w/ Blue Angel. Email icemaker. $500. 850qualifications & re- 529-2538 sume to rca@resluth. gccoxmail.com. Sal- 40 gallon terrarium w/UV light and ary plus benefits! heat lamp. $50. AKC Yorkies (small), 8 5 0 - 5 2 9 - 2 5 3 8 2F/1M, military discount. Dad=3lbs. Whirlpool electric Mom=5lbs. Health dryer in working conwarranty. All shots. dition. $50. 850-492Accepts all major 9178 credit cards and paypal. $1100-$1400. Set of Nissan 370z Rims with Z-rated 850-287-2144 tires. Very good conMiscellaneous home dition! Must see! Will furnishings incl. bed- text pictures. $400. room, living room, 850-748-9346 washer/dryer sets. Very nice. Call for WEIDER home gym more info. 850-438- for all body workout. $45. 850-293-3370 6129

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2012 Mustang convertible, prem pkg, 3.7 V6, automatic, Sirius sat radio, Bluetooth, leather, dual heated power seats, Delta Model band 64K mi., dark blue w/ saw with mobile cream top. $12,900. stand. Good condi- 832-656-9003 tion. 4 blades. $300. 2007 Honda Pilot, 850-470-9593 EX-L, great condition, Pitching machine. white leather, moonJUGS Lite-Flite Ma- roof, 170K miles. chine for baseball and $7,500 OBO. Call or softball. Excellent text 850-512-6613 condition. $250. 8502008 Mustang 470-9593 Premium Convertible, SUP, leash, cart, 71K miles, leather paddle, grip, roof rack seats, V6 automatic, tires/brakes/ pads, home rack. $990 new plugs. No OBO. 850-206-0918 spark wrecks. $8,300. Call/ Colt 1911 .45 Cal. Se- text 850-572-4788 ries 80 MK IV GOLD Corvette CUP NATIONAL 990 MATCH. Six mags, Convertible, hot car!, snap on red dot laser red/white top, 6 speed plus tactical holster. manual, 70K miles, $1200.00 Firm. Call red leather interior, garage kept, owner PCSDavid 484-8998 ing. 850-207-9708 High end fly fishing gear, Sage, 2007 Honda VTX Scott, G-Loomis, 1300. 9,000 miles. Orvis, anti revers- Garage kept since the ing reels Billy Pate’s day it was purchased. Sage tenth anniversa- Beautiful bike. Askry, Fenwick class six ing $5000. Call Sam and much more. 850 at 850-221-3501 530 0895 2007 Lincoln Auto MK-LT supercrew Auto pick-up. Orig owner, 1998 Corvette Pace clean Carfax, 5.4lt Car convertible, good V8, automatic, towcondition, 107,000 ing pkg, new engine < mi. $16,000. Mike 3K miles. New Pirelli tires. $13,000. 850850-292-7587 529-8366 Bosch 4000 10” table saw with gravity lift stand. 2 blades. Excellent condition. $650. 850-470-9593

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2010 Starcraft Travel Trailer. 20ft. $11k. Fully equipped, excellent condition. 944-7247

Scooter for sale 150cc, 65km, great transport around town and on college campus. Top speed 70mph. $900. 850-748-9346

Harley Davidson ’02 heritage classic. Beautiful. Rich, deep metallic blue. 39K miles. $4800. 850-529-8633 2007 Honda VTX 1300. Excellent condition. Many extras incl. leather jacket/chaps etc. $3500. For additional info 417-0134

Real Estate

4br/2ba Single family home, 1 car garage w large yard for $875. Close to Navy bases in West Pensacola. Great neighborhood - no pets. Call 850-45517’ Aluminum 0797 hull Triton fishing single boat w/60hp mo- 4br/2ba tor, trolling motor family home, 1 car and trailer. $6K. garage w large yard Call 850-623-7341 for $875. Great neigh(daytime) or 504- borhood. Near Navy 957-6305 (evenings) bases in West Pensacola. Pls leave message: 850-455-0797

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