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NATTC changes command By Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
In an aviation hangar filled with hundreds of guests and formations of Sailors and Marines, the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Aug. 2. During the ceremony, Capt. Alan Dean relieved Capt. Jim Daniels as commanding officer.
Capt. Alan Dean
Daniels assumed command of NATTC in February 2012, and while speaking to an audience of family, friends and shipmates, said it was an honor being NATTC’s skipper the last 18 months. “To be a part of the 70year history of this outstanding training command has been a significant milestone in my career,” he said. “Being the commanding officer
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NASP activates ‘Operation Slowdown’ By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Drivers should take care to follow the rules aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola if they don’t want to get hit by a new zero-tolerance policy on traffic violations. Under the direction of NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and Police Chief Carl Matthews, officers have launched “Operation Slowdown” to target speeders and other drivers who are breaking the rules, said police Lt. Benjamin Muniz, a watch commander. The operation, which began July 22, should be active for several months, and the number of tickets being written has tripled, Muniz said. In a week’s time, officers handed out more than 100 tickets. The previous one-week average number of tickets issued was about 30, he said. Stopping speeders is the main objective, and stationary radar monitoring has been stepped up in hot spots around the base. Muniz said the operation is most active during the daytime peak traffic periods between 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., but extra efforts are being employed during all shifts. “Chief Matthews has moved around some assets, so that we can put every available person that is radar qualified on the road,”
NASP police officer Lt. Benjamin Muniz uses radar to detect a vehicle speeding in a 35 mph zone during an enforcement patrol Aug. 6. The security department is taking a zero-tolerance policy on speeding and other traffic violations during Operation Slowdown. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Muniz said. Police are also using a stricter measure for taking action. In the past, drivers would not be pulled over if they were going less than 8 mph faster than the speed limit. Now, that cutoff is 5 mph, Muniz said. But speeding is not the only
concern. Muniz said police are also watching for improper lane changes, drivers making left turns from the right-hand turn lane, drivers cutting other cars off and drivers who fail to stop at stop signs. They are also cracking down on violations of seat belt regulations and drivers who don’t
observe the ban on cell phone use and texting. And special attention is being paid to protecting pedestrians on the base. Drivers should be careful at crosswalks, Muniz said. Both
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SecDef: Civilian furlough days reduced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s message on reducing civilian furloughs From http://www.defense.gov
When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to find the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the fiscal year next month, managers across the DoD are making final decisions necessary to ensure we make the $37 billion spending cuts mandated by sequestration, while also
doing everything possible to limit damage to military readiness and our workforce. We are joined in this regard by managers in nondefense agencies who are also working to accommodate sequestration cuts while minimizing mission damage. As part of that effort at the Department of Defense, I am announcing today (Aug. 6) that, thanks to the DoD’s efforts to identify savings and help from Congress, we will reduce the total numbers of furlough days for DoD civilian employees from 11 to six. When sequestration took effect on March 1, DoD faced shortfalls of more than $30 billion in its budget for day-to-day operating costs be-
cause of sequestration and problems with wartime funding. At that point we faced the very real possibility of unpaid furloughs for civilian employees of up to 22 days. As early as January, DoD leaders began making painful and far reaching changes to close this shortfall: civilian hiring freezes, layoffs of temporary workers, significant cuts in facilities maintenance, and more. We also sharply cut training and maintenance. The Air Force stopped flying in many squadrons, the Navy kept ships in port, and the Army cancelled training events.
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Corry building wins LEED gold Story, photo by Jennifer Eitzmann NASP PAO Intern
Capt. Jim Daniels
of NATTC and having the opportunity to lead the professionals that work here every day has been my pleasure.” Daniels also quoted Rear Adm. Austin Knight, president of the Naval War College in the early 1900s. “To properly understand the Navy and its work, we must recognize the fact that its primary duty is not so much as to act as to always be ready to act; not so much to make war as to always be ready for war. Thus, the
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479th FTG changes command ... Col. Thomas Shank, right, accepts the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) flag from Col. Gerald Goodfellow, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, marking Shank’s assumption of command at NAS Pensacola July 26. Prior to taking command of the 479th FTG, Shank was the deputy commander of the 609th Air Operations Center and the deputy director of the Combined Air Operations Center, both in Southwest Asia. The 479th FTG trains more than 350 CSOs annually. Photo by Master Sgt. Michelle Alexander
NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins presented a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Award for NASP Corry Station’s Bldg. 3782 to base and civilian officials at a ceremony July 31. The newly renovated building is the first in NavFac Southeast to receive the LEED Gold Award, and is only the second in Pensacola to achieve the standard. When the contract was awarded to Jacksonville-based contractor Sauer Inc. for the renovations on Corry Station, there was a requirement for it to be completed within LEED Silver Award standards. However, Sauer decided to go for gold when they
NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins, right, presents Bldg. 3782’s LEED Gold award to NASP Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney July 31.
realized it could be done at no additional cost. The construction team went above and beyond and was awarded LEED gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. “There were a lot of great achievements on this project and
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Col. George ʻBudʼ Day laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery ... A funeral procession carrying the remains of Medal of Honor recipient Air Force Col. George “Bud” Day reaches the gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Aug. 1. Day, 88, was buried under rainy skies at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard NASP. The procession was escorted by dozens of Patriot Guard motorcycle riders, and followed by more than 100 other vehicles. NASP Air Force personnel turned out to line the streets in honor of Day. Funeral services were held earlier at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach. At the ceremony’s conclusion, four F-4 Phantoms from Tyndall Air Force Base flew over the graveside in a missing man formation. Day also was honored with a 21-gun salute. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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These actions have seriously reduced military readiness. By early May, even after taking these steps, we still faced day-today budgetary shortfalls of $11 billion. At that point, I decided that cutting any deeper into training and maintenance would jeopardize our core readiness mission and national security, which is why I announced furloughs of 11 days. Hoping to be able to reduce furloughs, we submitted a large reprogramming proposal to Congress in May, asking them to let us move funds from acquisition accounts into day-to-day operating accounts. Congress approved most of this request in late July, and we are working with them to meet remaining needs. We are also experiencing less than expected costs in some areas, such as transportation of equipment out of Afghanistan. Where necessary, we have taken aggressive action to transfer funds among services and agencies. And the furloughs have saved us money. As a result of these management
initiatives, reduced costs, and reprogramming from Congress, we have determined that we can make some improvements in training and readiness and still meet the sequestration cuts. The Air Force has begun flying again in key squadrons, the Army has increased funding for organizational training at selected units, and the Navy has restarted some maintenance and ordered deployments that otherwise would not have happened. While we are still depending on furlough savings, we will be able to make up our budgetary shortfall in this fiscal year with fewer furlough days than initially announced. This has been one of the most volatile and uncertain budget cycles the Department of Defense has ever experienced. Our fiscal planning has been conducted under a cloud of uncertainty with the imposition of sequestration and changing rules as Congress made adjustments to our spending authorities. As we look ahead to fiscal year 2014, less than two months away, the Department of Defense still faces major fiscal challenges. If
Congress does not change the Budget Control Act, DoD will be forced to cut an additional $52 billion in FY 2014, starting Oct. 1. This represents 40 percent more than this year’s sequester-mandated cuts of $37 billion. Facing this uncertainty, I cannot be sure what will happen next year, but I want to assure our civilian employees that we will do everything possible to avoid more furloughs. I want to thank our civilian workers for their patience and dedication during these extraordinarily tough times, and for their continued service and devotion to our department and our country. I know how difficult this has been for all of you and your families. Your contribution to national security is invaluable, and I look forward to one day putting this difficult period behind us. Thank you and God bless you and your families. Secretary Hagel’s memorandum can be viewed at: http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/docs/ 080613_Furlough_Reductions.pdf.
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we are proud to be a part of it,” said Paul Craddock senior project manager for Sauer Inc. LEED promotes the design and construction of buildings that are environmentally responsible and are healthy places to live or work. According to Navy officials, LEED provides third-party verification of green buildings and helps the Navy achieve energy goals and standards that have been set by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Hoskins commended Sauer’s efforts in achieving the gold standard. “When I talk about the development of Naval Air Station Pensacola, I stick with the SEC concept, I look at sustainability enhancement and compatibility,” Hoskins said. “You have met the challenge in all of those.” The LEED Gold Award, along with the LEED Silver and Platinum awards, is given to recognize achievements in environmentally-friendly construction. The awards are based on a points system in categories such as sustainable sites and water efficiency. Points can be awarded for anything from energy efficient-lighting to environmentally friendly paints. According to NavFac SE officials, the features of Bldg. 3782 that helped it achieve the gold standard include light pollution reduction, maximizing open space, water use reduction, optimizing energy performance and enhanced HVAC commissioning.
true test of efficiency is the maintenance of the ‘fighting edge.’ It’s fair to say that during my tenure here at NATTC, the staff’s performance has honed that fighting edge,” Daniels said. Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, was the guest speaker for the retirement portion of the ceremony and spoke about the role service played in the captain’s career. “Capt. Jim Daniels has taken a lifetime of opportunity and turned it into a lifetime of service,” said Quinn. “When he raised his hand back in in 1977, he, like the rest of us in uniform, swore an oath to serve the nation. Service is a foundational requirement of our form of democracy. Simply stated, ‘We the people’ must choose to serve each other, or this great experiment in self-governance will fail. We do not promise to
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
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NASP and state regulations require that vehicles remain stopped until the pedestrians in crosswalks are completely clear of the street. But drivers also should be alert to other foot traffic. “Common sense has to prevail,” Muniz said. “We have over 10,000 students and the fastest speeds in areas where students are concentrated is 20 and 25 mph, so drivers should always be able to stop and let pedestrians cross.” Military and civilian drivers are subject to the same rules, but the consequences are different. Armed forces traffic tickets do not carry a fine, but a judge can assess points for each ticket and a driver who racks up a series of violations can find himself walking for anywhere from 30 days to six months or a year, Muniz said. “You are allowed 12 points in a calendar year,” Muniz said. “You cannot exceed those 12 points without losing your driving privileges.” It is a different story for civilian visitors. They are issued magistrate tickets and fines can range up to $225 for speeding, Muniz said. Here are some things that Muniz said drivers should be aware of: • The basewide speed limit is 20 mph unless otherwise posted. • Going 15 mph faster than the posted speed limit can be considered careless driving, which can result in the loss of base driving privileges. And Muniz said the driver’s attitude and the safety issues involved are considered when deciding the severity of the punishment. • Drivers might not know when they have been caught speeding. There are cameras that monitor outgoing traffic at both of the gates. And speeding tickets can be mailed out to violators. • Base jurisdiction reaches to the middle of the Sam Lovelace Bridge that spans Bayou Grande at the main gate. • You are not allowed to bring a firearm onto a federal installation and the base does not honor concealed weapons permits. Muniz also said if you are stopped and you have a weapon in your vehicle, you should tell the officer immediately. For more information on traffic regulations aboard NASP, go to http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_pensacola/om/operations/police_department/traffic_regulations.html.
NASP security patrols at work enforcing the base’s traffic laws near a crosswalk. Photo by Mike O’Connor
protect the land, the people, or even the economy of this nation. We swear an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ For 36 years Capt. Daniels has served well and faithfully.” Prior to assuming command of NATTC, Dean served as Naval Air Systems Command’s (NavAir) fleet liaison officer for the Program Executive Office Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons on board NAS Patuxent River, Md. “We have an outstanding staff teaching students, who are eager to learn and ready to get to the fleet and serve our country,” Dean said. “I look forward to leading this great staff as we fulfill our mission of providing technical experts for naval aviation and continuing the 70 year legacy of NATTC's training excellence.” After serving more than a decade as an aviation ordnanceman, Dean was commissioned as a limited duty officer in 1990. Among his many
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tours of duty, he has served with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14), Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66), VA-72, Fighter Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27), Carrier Air Wing 3, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Helicopter Mine Counter Measures Squadron and Training Squadron 24 (HM-24). His shore duty tours have included tours as NAS Pensacola weapons officer, officer in charge of Atlantic Ordnance Command Detachment Sewell’s Point, a tour with the staff of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, and as commanding officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Oceana in Virginia. Immediately following the change of command ceremony, Daniels retired from the Navy after 36 years of service. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ cnatt/nattc/ Default.aspx.
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Consumer advocates on guard to protect military By Holly Petraeus Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
fter a lifetime of living and working with service members, I know that the young men and women who volunteer to serve this nation are a resourceful group. Self-reliance, tenacity and a single-minded focus on mission accomplishment are all characteristics that make our service members highly effective in training and in combat. Unfortunately, these same traits can leave our service members vulnerable to deceptive and unfair business practices when they try to tackle consumer financial problems by themselves. Fortunately, they don’t have to handle those problems alone. Our country’s defenders have a first line of defense of their own when it comes to consumer issues. The first Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) was held July 17, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau joined 26 other federal, state government and non-profit organiza-
tions – including the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission and Military Saves – to highlight free consumer protection resources for military members. These resources can help service members, military families and veterans guard themselves against consumer fraud and make better-informed decisions when managing and spending their money. Even though the purpose of MCPD is to help the military community learn about the various laws, agencies, and resources that protect them from financial harm, service
Holly Petraeus is the assistant director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From www.Defense.gov
members should realize that they are the key to making sure all those resources work effectively. So, listen up, service members. Here are four ways you can help strengthen your consumer defenses: • Know when to seek advice. Service members all have a military occupational specialty. Combat engineers who build bridges wouldn’t try to do the job of drone pilots or tank mechanics. So, why would you try to do the job of a personal financial manager or JAG attorney? Get free advice from a qualified professional on base before you sign a contract,
make a big purchase, agree to payment terms, or enter into any financial deal that you don’t fully understand. • Understand your rights. Service members know that good intelligence is essential for mission success. Your personal finances are no different. Laws such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) or the Military Lending Act (MLA) were created to protect your financial security and are enforced by government agencies with the power to stop those who would violate your rights. But you can’t invoke your rights if you don’t know what they are. Make sure you get up to speed on the SCRA, MLA and other consumer protection laws. • Know who’s looking out for you. There are a lot of companies that promise to help you out with a consumer issue or financial problem … for a price. Unfortunately, many of these companies charge for a service that you can get for free or can make your problem worse because they aren’t qualified to help you in the first place. Take the time to learn which federal, state, and nonprofit groups handle which consumer issues and what help they can give you. You can find a list of trusted resources and ways to contact them on www.military.ncpw. gov. • Act fast if you get into
trouble. Remember that people and businesses who target and financially exploit service members are counting on you suffering in silence. It’s extremely important to seek help quickly if you get into financial trouble. It’s just as important to submit complaints to the authorities responsible for dealing with those who target service members. We take complaints on bank products and services, credit cards, credit reporting, mortgages, student, auto and consumer loans, debt collection and money transfers. Remember, MCPD was created specifically to empower service members, veterans and their families with information and resources. For more information, go to www.consumerfinance.gov/.
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Vice chairman, service leaders weigh in on sexual assault By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Services
ASHINGTON (NNS) – In remarks kicking off a panel discussion featuring service leaders July 31, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressed efforts to eliminate sexual assault in the military. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. spoke at a Navy Heritage Center Military Women Series event. Though he faces many policy and investment challenges inherent to his job, the vice chairman said, his greatest people concern is the insider threat of sexual assault within the military’s ranks. The fallout, according to a recent RAND Corp. report, costs taxpayers some $3.6 billion in victims’ medical, legal and mental health services, as it shatters lives and erodes morale. “We’re all dedicated to conquering this challenge,” Winnefeld said, reaffirming his confidence that the Defense Department will prevail. “We’re capable of looking inward and candidly, addressing where we have come up short, whether it’s in a training exercise or ... in addressing a cultural problem.” But getting the facts right is critical to that success, he said, noting that media reports asserting that a survey of service members indicate that 26,000 sexual assaults take place each year in the U.S. military. “Spoken that way, I think, ‘26,000 rapes,’ ” Winnefeld said. “What we’re really saying is that we calculate that there may have been 26,000 instances of, or attempts, at unwanted sexual contact.” But the admiral added that though reports cross a broad spectrum – from rape to some form of groping and other transgressions against men and women – none of that behavior is acceptable in the military. He also addressed the misconception that the military simply doesn’t prosecute sexual assault and related crimes. “Of sexual assault re-
ports last year that completed law enforcement investigation, 24 percent were referred to a military Rear Adm. Sean Buck (center), director of the 21st Century Sailor Office, responds to questions during a sexcourt-martial,” Winnefeld ual assault prevention panel at the United States Navy Memorial. The panel is part of the Year of Military said. “That compares to Women. Photo by Cpl. Christofer Baines only 14 to 18 percent of the sexual assault cases ... message that perpetrators operational and regional sponse office has given her of a highly qualified civilprosecuted in civilian juris- will be caught. approach in its prevention far greater insight on the ian expert, two experidictions, according to the “Had these command- efforts, said Rear Adm. complex issue. She now enced military prosecutors, only study we could find ers not acted when an in- Sean S. Buck, director of works alongside survivors, a military criminal investion ... those statistics.” dependent authority chose the Navy’s 21st Century and law enforcement and gator and a school-trained Winnefeld said while not to,” he said, “there Sailor program. mental health profession- paralegal administrative initiatives to expedite in- would be nearly 100 vicAwareness, Buck said, als, legal experts and data officer. vestigations and make re- tims out there who would is a key component of sex- analysts who help her to The complex trial team, porting easier for victims not have had a chance for ual assault prevention ef- better understand the issues Sanborn explained, gives are yielding results, another justice to be served.” forts. Two recent pilot and analyze input from the Marine Corps the abilenduring myth is that sexity to prosecute cases more As Defense Secretary programs have focused on Airmen. ual assault victims can re- Chuck Hagel prepares to fleet concentration areas That input, she said, has effectively. port an incident only announce a directive with such as San Diego and the originated in large part “(We) recognize the through their chains of six new executive actions Navy’s Great Lakes train- from the Air Force’s sexual need to sustain and intensify command. to combat sexual assault, ing center in Illinois, where assault prevention and re- these efforts if the improve“There are numerous panelists from all of the roving barracks patrols in- sponse blog. Airmen also ments are to be made perresources available, first services described strides crease the visible presence, have responded favorably manent and the historically and foremost to provide already being taken to and community and civic to the Air Force’s special high standards of the Corps help ... to a victim, and 10 stamp out the crime. leader engagement efforts victims counsel program, are to be upheld,” he said. different avenues for a vicRear Adm. Daniel A. an independent initiative The Army’s “multi-im- are ongoing. tim to make a report confi- perative” approach in“We must continue to that ensures no one in a Neptun, the Coast Guard’s dentially or openly, both cludes facets of prevention, be good neighbors and victim’s or alleged perpe- assistant commandant for inside or outside the chain investigation, command partners in our community trator’s chain of command human resources, touted his of command,” the admiral and climate, and accounta- and reduce incidents of de- will influence their repre- organization’s victim advosaid. If the victim agrees, bility, said Maj. Gen. structive, and sometimes sentation. cate training program, he added, the case will be Thomas C. Seamands, the embarrassing, behavior by “As of (July 12), 369 which he said uses interacforwarded to military crim- Army’s director of military encouraging our civilian victims have requested tive, scenario-based traininal investigators outside personnel management. community partners to special victim counsel rep- ing. the chain of command. Despite its small size, “It’s imperative that we help us with situational resentation,” Woodward Defense Department hold every individual, awareness,” the admiral said. “We’ve had a three- the Coast Guard has repolicy requires command- every unit, every organiza- explained. fold successful conversion ceived overwhelming reers in all services at all lev- tion and every commander The Navy also has de- rate, meaning that 36 per- sponse from victim els to forward all accountable for their ac- ployed resilience coun- cent of restricted victims advocate trainees, the adunrestricted sexual assault tions, their behavior and selors who will provide with SVCs convert to un- miral said. allegations to military their inactions,” Seamands continuity of care even restricted report status “A thousand of anycriminal investigators, the said. when a Sailor goes to sea. (and) we can take their thing in our service is a vice chairman noted. In tackling one of the case to investigation and pretty big number,” he Resourcing, he added, “In the last two years, will be key. “We are in the more reported instances of prosecution, compared to added. “We’re at about Army commanders exer- process of hiring over 900 military sexual assault, Air just 13 percent before the 800 right now. We’ve had cised jurisdiction in 49 sex- victim advocates, sexual Force Maj. Gen. Margaret SVC program.” phenomenal response ual assault cases that assault response coordina- H. Woodward submitted a Similarly, Marine Corps from each of those particindependent local civilian tors and trainers at brigade command-directed investi- Brig. Gen. Russell A. San- ipants on how it equips authorities had declined to and equivalent units,” the gation of incidents at Lack- born, service member and them to be more responprosecute,” the admiral general said. land Air Force Base, Texas, family program director sive to the (victims).” said, adding that there are Neptun noted that 90 The Army also has hired in August 2012. Wood- for his service, said he ex44 similar cases in the sexual assault investigators ward’s recommendations pects to see an uptick in re- percent of reported sexual other services. and lab examiners to in- became a roadmap to porting to about 65 percent, assaults in the Coast “You find a very high crease capabilities and changing basic and techni- based in part on the Marine Guard involved alcohol military conviction rate, strengthen prosecution. cal training instructor vet- Corps’ overhaul of its legal use by the accused, the most often with confine- The service’s sexual as- ting processes. response in prosecuting victim, or both. Coast ment and also punitive dis- sault response coordinator But despite what she complex sexual assault Guard officials want to charge,” he said. develop initiatives to and victim advocate certi- learned there, Woodward cases. Winnefeld said he be- fication course programs, said in the discussion, that “We respond to the vic- combat alcohol abuse as lieves the principal way to he noted, were recognized her recent experience lead- tim and the alleged crime,” another tool to help precombat sexual assault is as DoD best practices. ing the Air Force’s sexual said Sanborn, adding that vent sexual assaults, he through deterrence and the The Navy has taken an assault prevention and re- trial teams are composed added.
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Flight academy holds ‘Delta week’ National Flight Academy
NDC Raymond Parker briefs Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, on pressurized escape training during Quinn’s visit to the Submarine Learning Center July 22 in Groton, Conn. U.S. Navy photo
NETC chief visits sub learning center By Submarine Learning Center Public Affairs
GROTON, Conn. (NNS) – Submarine Learning Center (SLC) hosted Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command July 22. Quinn discussed with Capt. Emil Casciano, SLC’s commanding officer and Capt. Andrew Jarret, commanding officer of Naval Submarine School the importance of producing a professionally trained submarine force. “Our Navy employs one of the most sophisticated weapon systems ever invented, the nuclear powered submarine,” Quinn said. “But without the proactive engagement of subject matter experts, state-of-the-art-training and dedicated instructors, our Sailors, and
therefore our ships, could never reach their fullest potential.” Jarrett showed Quinn how the school teaches students using a blended learning solution, that includes hands-on, real-world real-time training, such as submarine pressurized escape, virtual reality in the Submarine Bridge Trainer, and instructor-led classrooms and labs that encourage student participation. “The Submarine Learning Center together with its training sites is responsible for the creation, coordination and execution of training for all non-nuclear submarine officers and Sailors,” Casciano said. “We emphasize that Sailors learn the skills they need to be contributing members of their ship from the day they report on board. As they practice those skills, they develop compe-
tence and confidence.” Quinn said he came away impressed with both the training and the trainers. “It’s obvious you really enjoy what you’re doing and I know your students carry that enthusiasm with them into the fleet,” Quinn told NDC Ray Parker, a submarine escape instructor. Parker ended his conversation with Quinn stressing the need for quality submariners to return to the schoolhouse and become instructors. “Helping Sailors learn to succeed and be safe is important and very rewarding,” Parker said. “You don’t have the world’s best Navy without the world’s best training. And we are the best.” For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.
More than 100 students recently participated in “Delta week” at the National Flight Academy on board NAS Pensacola. Delta Air Lines was the official airline and a sponsor of a weeklong summer session. The National Flight Academy’s new president and CEO, retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane D. Thiessen, said that “this new partnership with Delta is a great way to start off my tenure at the National Flight Academy. This is a great example of an industry leader investing in innovative education programs that will positively affect the future of our young people. Through Delta’s generous financial commitment to the National Flight Academy, we will be able to reach a broader group of students across the country.” “The National Flight Academy is focused on developing science and math skills for the next generation of young people,” said Capt. Steve Dickson, senior vice president – Flight Operations at Delta. “Delta is committed to supporting programs like the NFA’s Ambition curriculum, which engage students in an interactive program to promote science, technology, engineering and math skills that are vital to both the future of our nation and our business.” For more information, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.
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Whereatt transfers command of VT-2 From Jay Cope NASWF PAO
midst the trappings of a time-honored Navy ceremony – but with a unique twist, Navy Cmdr. Jennifer Whereatt handed over command of Training Squadron Two (VT-2) to Coast Guard Cmdr. Juan Lopez July 26 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Celebrating their aviation backgrounds, the two officers formally changed command in the air while flying T-6B Texan IIs, landing and taxiing to the North Field hangar where a water cannon welcomed the unusual flight. Lopez assumes the top spot after serving as the executive officer for about 15 months.
A native of Yauco, Puerto Rico, Lopez enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in October 1987 and served as an aerospace ground equipment mechanic at Norton Air Force Base, Calif. After earning a bachelor’s of science degree and a master’s of business administration in management during his off-duty time,
Cmdr. Juan Lopez
he attended Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Va. Following graduation from OCS in September 1992, he was assigned to Coast Guard headquarters as a financial policy analyst. Lopez reported for flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1994 and received his wings of gold in July 1996. His first duty station was Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Texas, where he flew the HH-65A Dol-
phin. He then served with an assortment of duty stations from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, and in November 2007, Lopez led as officer in charge of rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic. His final stop before transferring to VT-2 was as the chief pilot and operations officer of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) in Jacksonville. Lopez has accumulated 4,700 flight hours and has participated in more than 300 search and rescue missions and 23 deployments in support of law enforcement operations. Under Whereatt, the VT-2 “Doerbirds” flew more than 39,000 flight hours and completed in
Cmdr. Jennifer Whereatt
excess of 24,000 events culminating in the completion of 502 Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and allied pilots through primary flight training. Her leadership helped earn the squadron the 2011 Chief of Naval Operation Safety Award as well as a Meritorious Unit Commendation. She also implemented procedures to aid in the completion of the transition from the T-34C Turbo Mentor to T-6B Texan II
aircraft enabling the unit to exceed Chief of Naval Air Training student goals and helping to create flexibility for other squadrons during their transition. After gaining her commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994, Whereatt completed flight training and earned her wings in 1996. She reported to Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) in Jacksonville in June the following year. Following tours took her to VP30 for instructor duty; to special projects VP-1 in Brunswick, Maine in August 2003; and VP-2 for department head duty. She joined the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities in 2007. The incoming executive officer is Cmdr. Thaddeus Withers.
U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner thanks NASWF for fire department help By Jay Cope NASWF PAO
Alabama Congressman Jo Bonner recently praised Naval Air Station Whiting Field for the base’s assistance to one of the fire departments in his district. NAS Whiting Field agreed to house a fire truck from the Belforest Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) in one of the buildings at Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Silverhill in Baldwin County in Alabama. NOLF Silverhill lies on the eastern side of the fire district and will enable a quicker response time to fires in that area. “Please allow me to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the assistance you have provided to the Belforest Volunteer Fire Department. By being allowed to place a fire engine at the outlying field in Silverhill, Belforest VFD can better serve its fire district,” Bonner stated in a letter to the base. “… it is vital that Alabama’s firefighters have the resources they need to protect themselves and our communities. You are to be commended for the active role you took in helping Belforest VFD meet their goal to serve our community more efficiently.” Belforest VFD had been working nearly three years to place a fire engine in that area of Baldwin County, but the costs were prohibitive. Board President
Lawrence Alley approached NAS Whiting Field’s community liaison Randy Roy about the prospective location about one year ago and Roy moved the request up the chain of command. “We can’t meet our mission without the support of Baldwin County, so to help them protect the residents of the area only made sense. The entire chain of command, all the way up to the Chief of Naval Operations, were supportive of the effort,” Roy stated. With four outlying fields in Baldwin County, the area is vital to the successful completion of the training mission at NAS Whiting Field. The outlying fields in Baldwin County are used to help train the primary flight students in T-6B Texan II aircraft operations. The building on Silverhill was used to house the emergency response equipment the military fire fighters need in case of an accident at one of the sites. However, now that Silverhill is not currently utilized for runway landings and take-offs, the building is not occupied. As such, it was perfect for the needs of Belfast VFD. The license agreement enabled the use of the site for the fire department, without formal recompense, for an undetermined amount of time based on the needs of the Navy. The license meets the immediate needs of Belfast VFD while at the same time allowing flexibility for NAS Whiting Field if the usage of Silverhill were to change unexpectedly.
“Their willingness to aid our organization in fulfilling our mission of securing our community from fire related emergencies has been approached as if it were part of their duties in service, and they have resolutely followed through with this license request,” Fire Chief Edward Parker said in his own letter informing the congressman of the agreement. “The level of access we have been granted to the facility is more than ample to lower our response time to that area of our fire district. Addditionally, it will allow us to meet our budget limitations this year and acquire a larger water tanker to secure our new fire insurance rating.” Being a good neighbor in the community is an important role for the base, and this is another example of service to the local areas. Between the Adopt-a-Highway program, volunteer service in local schools, river clean-up trips, participation in local parades and festivals, as well as a host of other endeavors, NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five work to be members of the community. “We benefit tremendously from living and working in areas where the military is not only respected, but embraced,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin emphasized. “So providing access to the Belfast Fire Department was an easy decision and certainly what we want to do to foster and maintain a sense of community with our neighbors.”
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Back-to-school physicals offered
Students are scheduled to go back to school Aug. 19 in Escambia County and many children will need school or sports physicals. Naval Hospital Pensacola has scheduled a School/Sports Physical Rodeo for children enrolled in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. The physicals will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Pediatrics Clinic. Call to make an appointment for the rodeos, call Family Medicine at 505-7120, or Pediatrics at 505-7121.
Budget for Baby classes available
Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.
PLT presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’
The next show in the Pensacola Little Theatre’s Treehouse Series is “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 9, and tomorrow, Aug. 10; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Tickets are $30, $24, $20 and $14. Tickets are half price for children 12 and younger. Discounts are available for senior citizens, full-time students, military and groups of 10 or more. Pensacola Little Theatre is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. For additional information, call 434-0257 or go to www.PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
Newcomer’s Club offers games, lunch
Members of the Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola gather monthly on the second Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club for games and a luncheon/meeting. The cost is $14 and includes lunch. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. The monthly activities include a book club, Bunco, bowling, chef’s night out and other events. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details about the club, go to www.pensacolanewcomers.com.
Handgun training class offered
Florida Handguns Training is offering a one-day fundamentals of handguns shooting and self-defense class that teaches the basics for accurately using and safely operating handguns. The class meets the training requirements for Florida’s concealed carry license application and is taught by NRA-certified and Florida concealed carry instructors. The eighthour class, which involves classroom and live-fire training, is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 10. Students do not have to have prior shooting experience nor own a gun to attend. Various handguns, ammo, targets and materials will be provided. Class size is limited to six students for more personal attention. The cost is $90, a special discount price for military members and spouses/significant others. Pre-registration and a $20 deposit are required in advance. The same class will be offered Aug. 11 and Aug. 17. For more information or to register, call 484-3221 or send an e-mail to ColBFF@gmail.com. Information also is available at www.FloridaHand gunsTraining.com.
Training offered to military spouses
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. The class is free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get an opportunity to meet other Marine Corps spouses, learn about resources and find out what the local area has to offer. The class also features fun and informative activities and prizes. Preregistration is required, and child care reimbursement is available. To register, contact Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Feds Feed Families drive active Officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) are collecting food donations for the Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign through Aug. 31. The campaign is a volunteer effort led by U.S. Department of Agriculture to collect non-perishable food items for local food banks to distribute to less privileged families. The most requested items are: peanut butter, individually packaged breakfasts, canned tuna and chicken, canned fruit and canned dinners. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donation locations aboard NASP are at the chaplain’s office in Bldg. 634 and at the Quarterdeck in Bldg. 1500. Donations are also being collected aboard Corry Station at the chapel, at the Navy Exchange and at the commissary. Donations aboard NASWF are being collected at the commissary. offer water safety training. A complimentary lunch and live entertainment also will be provided. All veterans must register to participate. To register online, go to http://www.beenthere sailedthat.com/. For more information, call Jan Wilson at 3411399. Insured boat owners who would like to participate, should call John Farris at 305-9653.
Ladies Billfish Tournament kicks off
The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club’s 34th annual Ladies Billfish Tournament starts today, Aug. 9, and continues through Aug. 11 at WCI Lost Key Marina & Yacht Club, 625 Lost Key Drive, in Perdido Key. Tournament scales will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 10, and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11. For more information, go to http://pbgfc.com/.
Green-Up offers plants for half price
Green-Up Santa Rosa has announced a half price sale on all plants. A variety of trees, shrubs and perennials will be 50 percent off through the end of September. The nursery is located at 6758 Park Avenue in Milton, and is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Proceeds go toward environmental and beautification programs in the Santa Rosa County. For more information, call 623-1930.
Coin collectors to meet Aug. 15
Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on Columbian Exposition coins. A coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.
Purple Heart group to meet Aug. 17
The next meeting of Pensacola Area Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Heart is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at the West Milton Church of Christ fellowship hall, 5300 Highway 90 in Pace. The ladies auxiliary will be serving lunch after the meeting. For more information, call Royce Mosley at 850626-0078.
Drummers to play at Japanese festival
A taste of summer fun from old Japan is coming to Bayview Community Center from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. BonFest Pensacola 2013 is based on the Obon festivals in Japan, which celebrate family and folk traditions. The event will feature a performance and workshop by the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers. Visitors will also be able to learn how to do Japanese folk dances and try on colorful kimonos. Japanese arts and crafts will be on sale, and there will be a “Kids’ Land” with activities. Japanese treats ranging from shaved ice to sushi also will be available. Admission is free. The festival is supported by the Consulate of Japan, the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, Hilton Garden Inns, the Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation, the Matsuriza Taiko Drums, the University of West Florida Japan House and BonFest Pensacola. For more information, go to http://bonfestpensacola.weebly.com/.
Disabled veterans invited to go sailing Business on breakfast menu Sept. 6 Members of six Gulf Coast yacht clubs will present a Day on the Bay to honor disabled veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 10, at Plaza de Luna at the end of Palafox Street in Pensacola. Disabled veterans are invited to enjoy free boat rides, and learn about the sport of sailing. There will be handicapped sailing demonstrations by U.S. Olympic sailor Brad Kendall. Veteran organizations will provide information and the Coast Guard will
The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the UWF Small Business Development Center are teaming up to present a Business Opportunities Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Conference Center. The event will feature contracting representatives from NavFac Southeast and Eglin Air Force Base and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson (RESTORE). Topics will focus on small busi-
ness contracting and opportunities with the state and federal government. Registration is $30 per person. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://pensacola.same.org.
Mud run on the calendar for Oct. 12
Pathways for Change has announced that the 2013 Pensacola Mud Run is scheduled for Oct. 12. The course is professionally designed to be challenging, messy and loads of fun. It is a non-timed event, so runners get to challenge their own limits. The location for the race is 3047 County Highway 95A in Cantonment (next to St. Matthew’s Baptist Church). Start times are 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. A children’s run is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Cost is $70 for the Mud Run and $35 for the children’s run. There will be a KidZone with a bounce house and other child-friendly activities. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, go to http://werunwild.com/events/event/pensacola-mudrun/. For information on Pathways for Change, go to www.pathwaysforchange.org/.
Cribbage players forming league
A new cribbage club is being formed in the Pensacola area and organizers are looking for men and women who would like to learn to play or seasonal players who like to have fun while playing the card game. Pensacola’s Cribbage Grass Roots League will be affiliated with American Cribbage Congress (www.acccribbage.org). The 2013 cribbage league season begins in September. For more information call Frank and Theresa Horn at 454-4646 or Opal Horn at 366-2336 or by e-mail email@example.com.
Camellia Club planning national show
Planning for the national meeting of the American Camellia Society (ACS) and its national camellia show Dec. 11 to 14 has been top priority for the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) for the past year. Several hundred visitors are expected, including some international experts. The ACS meeting will include the National Camellia Show at plant sale at First Baptist Church. The show is open to novices as well as experienced camellia growers. The Aug. 20 meeting of PCC will be primarily a social event and no-host dinner at Piccadilly Cafeteria at Town and Country Mall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday at The Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Avenue. For more information, go to www.pensacolacamelliaclub.com or call Norman Vickers, PCC secretary, at 484-9183.
Navy Ball golf tournament announced
The 2013 Navy Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Marcus Pointe Golf Club. The four-person team scramble will begin with a shotgun start. The tournament is open to everyone and all skill levels. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Price includes cart, green fees and range balls. Complimentary beverages and lunch will be served after the event. Format is four person best ball. Mulligans and tee busters will be available for an additional small price. Players must sign up by Aug. 30. All proceeds support the 2013 Navy Ball. For more information, contact Pete Nyilas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Army veteran group plans reunion
The Florida branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association has scheduled its annual reunion for Oct. 18-20 at the Best Western Space Shuttle Inn in Titusville. All veterans of the 2nd Infantry Divisions are invited. For more information, call Donald Calnan at (561) 742-5379 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Ready, set, GO ... Back to school Children are back in school Aug. 19 By Carissa Bergosh NASP School Liaison Officer
he long, hot days of summer fill children’s lives with the excitement of splashing in the pool, traveling to nearby and distant places, or just spending lazy days around the house. With only a few weeks left, the summer holidays for students attending Escambia County schools will soon come to an end. Parents should be mindful to start now to help their children make the adjustment from a summer schedule back to a school schedule. Here are just a few answers to questions that parents might have about the 2013-14 school year: 1. When does school begin for students in the public schools? Escambia County - Aug. 19. 2. Will there be an opportunity to visit the school and/or meet teachers before school starts? Ab- School buses and children are sharing the roadways in Escambia County starting Aug. 19 – slow down solutely. Escambia County will host many orientation and be on the lookout for them. opportunities: last school withdrawal form, and health screening no less than 10 minutes before the posted pick up Elementary schools: Aug. 15: and immunizations form. These forms (for Florida) time. For safety reasons, school buses are required • Blue Angels, 9-11 a.m. may be obtained and completed at the local public to pick students up at a location that is at least 30 • Helen Caro, noon-3 p.m. health departments, your physician’s office, or at feet away from an intersection. Students should re• Myrtle Grove, 9-11 a.m. Naval Hospital Pensacola. ceive a student information sheet that will need to • Navy Point, 9-11 a.m. 4. What supplies will my child need for the be completed and returned to the driver. The infor• Pleasant Grove, 9-11 a.m. first day of school? There is an optional supply list mation will be maintained by the transportation deMiddle schools: Aug. 15: for pre-kindergarten through high school students partment for use in emergency situations. • Bailey, 1-3 p.m. available on the Escambia County website “Back to 6. What if my child is walking or riding a bi• Brown Barge, 1-2:30 p.m. High schools: School” link at www.escambia.k12.fl.us.com. Par- cycle to school? Safety remains the priority. Bike • Northview: Aug. 15, 8-11 a.m., theatre. ents may want to review this list before shopping riders should wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how • Pensacola: Aug. l5, 9-10:30 a.m., auditorium. for supplies. In some cases, it may be advisable to short the ride, ride on the right in the same direction • West Florida: Aug.10, 9-11:30 a.m., gym buy a few basic supplies but wait for more direct as the automobile traffic, use appropriate hand sigVisit http:// superintendent. escambia. k12.fl.us/ guidance from the classroom teacher during the first nals, respect traffic lights and stop signs, wear back_to_school.htm for more school’s schedules . week of school. bright colors to increase visibility and know the 3. What documentation will I need to register 5. Where can I find information about bus “rules of the road.” If your child is walking to my child for school? If you are registering a child schedules? Bus stops and pick up times can be school make sure the route is safe. Be realistic to attend a Florida public school for the first time, found at your child’s zoned school and on its web- about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children you will need the following: birth certificate, proof site. are often impulsive, easily distracted, and not ready of residency, proof of custody (if not biological parWhen it comes to riding the bus, safety is the pri- to walk to school without adult supervision. Like ent), copy of last school year’s report card, IEP and ority. Bus riders are expected to arrive at bus stops the bike riders, all walking students should wear brightly colored clothes to make sure they are visible to drivers. 7. Are there certain types of backpacks needed? There are few suggestions when selecting backpacks: choose one with wide, padded shoulder straps, pack From NAPS work. 4. Review your notes nightly. This reinforces what light (never carry more than 10-20 percent of the If you’re among the 37 million the Census Bureau you’ve learned, so you’ll need less time and effort right child’s body weight), always use both shoulder straps, says has a family member in school or the roughly 6 before a test. You’ll also be ready if you get called on and consider buying rolling backpacks, but check with individual school regarding their suggestions. This million with one in college, these tips could help im- in class or have to take a pop quiz. prove your student’s chances of making the grade. 5. Get homework help. There are many apps out final recommendation may be especially helpful for students who walk long distances and do not ride the High school and college students should: there that can help students solve the toughest home1. Make a to-do list every day. Put things that are work problems. Dictionary and atlas apps are also bus. With a little bit of effort at home, parents can set most important at the top, do them first and check them great resources. Got deadlines? There are apps for the tone for a great year of learning. Parental inoff. mangaing those, too. 2. Use spare minutes wisely. Get some reading 6. Maximize current programs: Many computers volvement and enthusiasm by the parents may be all done while you’re standing in a line, commuting on a come with online safety programs. Parents can use your child needs to have an outstanding year of acabus or train or waiting for something to start. “Parental Controls” in Windows and Mac operating demic success. If you have questions about local 3. Find the right time to study. You’ll work more systems and the like for monitoring and managing schools and what services are available, feel free to contact your NASP school liaison officer at 293-0322. efficiently if you figure out when you do your best what children view online.
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Jokes & Groaners Jokes that are worse than homework, pt. II A boy was told to write a 100-word essay. He thought for a bit then started. “I went out to call my cat in for the night, so I called 'kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty...” Teacher: Why did you eat your homework, Joe? Joe: Because I don’t have a dog. Q. Why are school cafeteria workers cruel? A. Because they batter fish, beat eggs, and whip cream. Q. Where do New York City kids learn their multiplication tables? A. Times Square. Q. Why did the teacher go to Pensacola Beach? A. To test the water. Art teacher: “Rita, I told the class to draw a horse and cart, but you have only drawn a horse.” Rita: “Yes, teacher; the horse will draw the cart.”
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Local veteran athletes bring home medals from 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games By Jerron Barnett Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Public Affairs
ILOXI, Miss. – They were already considered heroes, now they are champions of sport. Several local veterans returned home with medals from the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Tampa, July 13-18. During the games, the following veterans won medals in the corresponding events and divisions listed: • Thomas Bailey, Navarre – Gold: bowling, ramp (manual), masters; table tennis, masters. • Patricia Flynn, Lillian, Ala. – Gold: swimming, breaststroke 50 yards, masters; shot put, masters; javelin, masters; slalom, masters; discus, masters; table tennis, masters; Silver: swimming, freestyle 50 yards, masters. • Willie Harvey, Jackson, Miss. – Silver: softball, ash; javelin; Bronze: javelin, senior; discus, senior. • Joe Hogan, Newville, Ala. – Gold: discus, senior; shot put, senior; javelin, senior; Bronze: bowling (manual), senior. • John Johnson, Navarre –
Gold: bowling-handleball, novice. • William Lafitte, Laurel, Miss. – Gold: handcycling,
Players scramble at the kickoff of the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games held in Tampa July 13-18. From http://www.va.gov
open; Silver: basketball, red. • Paul Lazar, Gulf Breeze –
Dr. Robert Petzel, VA Undersecretary of Health was among the featured speakers during the kickoff event. “They are re-defining their capabilities and inspiring all of us to bring out the best in ourselves and each other,” said Petzel. From http://www.va.gov
Gold: swimming, freestyle 100 yards, novice; swimming, breaststroke 100 yards, novice; Silver: basketball, red. • Patrick Peterson, Fairhope, Ala. – Gold: weightlifting, open; Silver: track, 200 meters, open; Bronze: track, 100 meters, open; basketball, green. • Jerome Peyton, Walnut Grove, Miss. – Gold: softball, red. “All of us at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System are very proud of these local veterans and every veteran who competed in the games,” Anthony L. Dawson, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System director, said. “These medals merely prove what we already knew about them – they are champions in more
ways than one.” Nearly 600 athletes came from the United States, Great Britain and Puerto Rico to compete in the world’s largest annual multi-sport wheelchair event for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or neurological problems. The competition featured 18 different medal-awarding events and two exhibition events with athletes competing against their peers according to wheelchair sports experience and agility. The event is held with a goal to improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and foster better health through sports competition. Besides producing national and world-class athletes, the games also provide opportunities for newly disabled veterans to gain sports skills and be exposed to other wheelchair athletes. The games are presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America cohosted the 2013 event in Tampa. For more information, visit www. wheelchair games. va.gov or contact Jordan Schupbach, (202) 664-3733 or email@example.com.
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Perdido Key ‘Battle of the Paddle’ offers cash prizes Sign up now for Aug. 31 kayak, paddleboard races From Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce
The 18 winning athletes in the “Battle of the Paddle” – to be held Aug. 31 during the Kayak, BBQ and Blues Festival – will share more than $3,000 in prize money, as well as bragging rights. The Perdido Key festival will kick off at 9 a.m. at Galvez Landing at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, with human-powered boat races along the Intracoastal Waterway. Athletes in three classes – solo, tandem and paddleboard – will compete for cash on two race courses. The top six competitors in each class will re-
ceive cash prizes. For the two-mile course prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. For the four-mile course, prizes are $400 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Cost for registration is $25 for the two-mile course and $45 for the fourmile course. Those who register in advance of the festival get $5 off. Perdido Paddleboard Company will also offer half-price paddleboard rentals at the race location. Festival organizers, Perdido Key Chamber & Visitors Center, will offer a daylong line-up of free, family-friendly events from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The festival will feature a barbecue cookoff, live blues music all day long and
food and crafts vendors. An evening fireworks show is planned over the water by Pyrotecnico. The company has produced shows for the Orange Bowl and the Colonial Williamsburg Grand Illumination. The BBQ cook-off will be a culinary showdown, with top chefs collecting prizes, too. The Blues Brothers Soul Band, a rhythm and blues tribute band, will perform renditions of music by the Temptations, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and more. In addition, two popular local blues groups will perform: The Lucky Doggs and Big Muddy. Ben Merrell, owner of Power Up Watersports in Destin, will demonstrate a flyboarding device. Flyboarding has taken the water
sports world by storm since 2011, when it was developed in France. Participants use a jet ski to push water through a hose and out the base of a device strapped to the Flyboarder’s feet, allowing them to fly through the air like a superhero or dive underwater like a dolphin. Event organizers are in the process of securing the Coast Guard’s permission to hold the demonstration at night, with a Flyboarder performing in an LED-lighted suit. Perdido Key is a barrier island between Pensacola and Orange Beach, Ala. It is 16 miles long, with almost 60 percent of the island located in federal or state parks. Registration forms, course maps and more information about the festival can be found at www.visitperdido.com.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Children line up to try out the inflatable water slides and other attractions at last year at MWR’s Family Summer Splash Party. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 17. Photo by Billy Enfinger
Time to make a splash MWR’s end-of-summer party features water slides and music From NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation
As the summer comes to an end, the children and families of NAS Pensacola will get a chance for one last back-to-school bash at MWR’s Family Summer Splash Party. The fun-filled event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Barrancas Ball Fields off Radford Boulevard aboard NAS Pensacola. As MWR’s celebration of summer, this is the third annual Summer Splash Party. Last year, about 2,500 people attended, said Kathy Holmes, MWR special events and marketing director. “It is a great way to cool off and
enjoy a free family fun day,” Holmes said. At last year’s event, children swarmed the soccer field, which was filled with inflatable water slides, slip and slides, a surf simulator, bounce houses, a ball pit, a water gun play area and a play zone. This year, there will be a selection of both wet and dry games. Water fun for all ages will feature water slides, water games and kiddie pools and water guns. Dry fun will be provided in the form of inflatable games, an obstacle course, a gyro-scope, bungee jumps, jousting, Spider Mountain and music. Anyone planning to attend should bring a bathing suit, beach
towels, chairs and sunscreen. MWR will provide plenty of picnic tables and shaded areas. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons (active-duty and their dependents, retirees and their dependents and DoD civilians and their dependents) and there will be food and beverages on sale. Representatives of a number of MWR programs and facilities are scheduled to set up booth displays and interactive games to help educate the families of NAS Pensacola on what MWR has to offer. Be sure to check them out for your chance to win prizes. For more information, call 452-8285.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8:10 p.m.
“Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, noon; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; “World War Z” (3D), PG-13, 8:20 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG13, 12:30 p.m.; “Despicable Me 2” (2D), PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG13, 6 p.m., 8:50 p.m.
“Monsters University” (3D), G, noon; “Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 4:50 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 7:20 p.m.; “Despicable Me 2” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.
“Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, 6 p.m.
“Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “World War Z” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Heat,” R, 7:10 p.m.
Back-to-school special: “Despicable Me 2” (2D), PG, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (free admission); “Monster University” (2D), G, 3 p.m. (free admission); “White House Down,” PG-13, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. (free admission)
“Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, 6 p.m.
Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 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.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Movies on the Lawn: Movies at dusk second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. The Feb. 27 showing of “Madagascar 3” was cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 10. “The Croods” is scheduled for Aug. 24. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies and popcorn free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 452-2372. • Youth bowling camps: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 14-16 at Corry Bowling Center. For ages 5 to 18. Cost is $60. Each camp includes bowling, lunch and learning sections with coach. For more information, call 452-6380. • Cosmic bowling: A special back-to-school cosmic bowling event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Corry Bowling Center. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-18 and $4 for children 5 and younger. Cost includes shoe rental. To make reservations, call 452-6380. • Fall bowling: Leagues forming at Corry Bowling Center include: Ladies Morning Fun Seekers League, starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 4 (one hour of coaching included); Swingers League, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 4; Thursday Trio League, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 5; Monday Night Men's League, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9; Youth Bowling League, starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 14; and Youth Adult Bowling League, starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Sign-up are open to active or retired military, DoD, retired DoD and immediate family members. For more information, call 452-6380. • Youth Soccer Registration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 30 at NASP Youth Center. For ages 4-14. Season is September to November. Cost is $50, includes uniform shirt, shorts, socks and trophy. Volunteer coaches needed. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Radfordʼs Twisted Tri: 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at Radford Gym and Fitness Center, Bldg 4143. SPIN (five miles) at the gym anytime between 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., then run one mile to Mustin Pool and swim 100 yards. For more information, call 452-9845. • Intro to Racquetball Clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at Radford Gym and Fitness Center, Bldg 4143. For more information, call 452-9845. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Flag football, 5 p.m. Aug. 15. Bench press, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 12. Horseshoes, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 25. Adventure race, 8 a.m. Oct. 5. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Racquetball (DBLS), 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Dodge ball, 11 a.m. Sept. 17. Adventure race, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Bowling (fall), 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Soccer, 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Call 4526520. There are entry deadlines for events. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.captainscup.org.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Fleet and Family Support Center
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; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members, DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier
and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 4525990. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is one of the most rewarding tasks in life and one of the most challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers committed to supporting troops and their families. Contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Sea Cadets: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a small group of young people (male and female) ages 11 to 18, are looking for adult volunteers who are experienced in military matters. For more information, contact CTT2 James Barrett at James.email@example.com. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with
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adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Manna Food Pantries: A number of positions are available. Volunteers must go through an orientation before they can start work. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Jones by phone at 432-2053 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For more informaiton, go to www.mannafoodpantries.org. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.
• Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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