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NASP police assist U.S. Marshals with capture of fugitive

NIOC Pensacola change of command scheduled for Aug.16

Patrol officer takes suspect into custody without incident

From Kristin Vernier NIOC Pensacola

By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Cmdr. Sean R. Heritage will turn over command of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola to Cmdr. Patrick A. Count in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 16 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Cmdr. Patrick A. Count

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Plummer congratulates NASP Police Officer Harry Torres for his arrest of a Pensacola man who was wanted in connection with in a drive-by shooting. Photo by Harry White

Under the leadership of Cmdr. Heritage since July 2010, NIOC Pensacola evolved from a team of leaders into a team that leads; a team focused on being significant, not merely successful; a team that will measure its contributions by evaluating the command in 10 years, instead of the progress made during their watch. Two words define the last two years at NIOC Pensacola: intersection and legacy. The command is now an intersection of computer network operations expertise, an intersection where best practices converge, and the intersection of Silicon Valley and traditional military mindsets. The shared legacy amongst recent and future NIOC Pensacola alums is a culture of deliberate action, thought leadership, and entrepreneurial experimentation.

NASP Chief of Police Carlton Matthews said base security personnel used a combination of quick thinking and smart tactics to arrest a fugitive who was wanted in a driveby shooting without incident. Michael Allan McCants, 24, was taken into custody by NASP Patrol Officer Harry Torres July 30 after a traffic stop near Oak Grove Park on Radford Boulevard. McCants faces several felony charges in connection with a shooting that happened in late May in Pensacola. Warrants also are on file for McCants on earlier gun and drug charges. Torres said he was on duty at the back gate and saw a car that fit the description of an alert that had been issued by law enforcement officials. The officer got into his patrol car

and chased down the vehicle. “I pulled it over for a traffic stop and asked for ID,” he said. McCants, who was a passenger in the car, said he did not have identification but confirmed that he was the fugitive that officials were tracking and did not offer any resistance, Torres said. “He complied with everything I asked him to do,” Torres said. According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and Escambia County law enforcement officers were conducting surveillance of the residence of Ikanime Ptomy, the suspect’s girlfriend. Officers notified NAS security forces that they were following Ptomy and McCants as they were driving to NASP, where Ptomy worked as a civilian employee. Matthews said the incident

See Arrest on page 7

Feds Feeds Families ahead of goal with almost month left Story, photo by MC2 Alexandra Snyder Defense Media Activity Pentagon Bureau

See NIOC on page 7

Cmdr. Sean R. Heritage

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Blowing bubbles ... Samantha Fotheringham, 4, blows bubbles on the lawn of the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel during a play period at vacation Bible school (VBS) onboard NAS Pensacola. More than 65 children participated in the program, which was held July 30 to Aug. 3. This year’s VBS theme was “Awesome Wonders Aviation.” The classrooms and main room at the J.B. McKamey Center were decorated with model aircraft, travel posters and a replica of an aircraft cockpit. For story and more photos, see page 4A. Photo by Joy Samsel

WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – With less than a month remaining in the 2012 Feds Feed Families drive, the Department of the Navy (DoN) has donated more than 400,000 pounds of food and essential items, surpassing its original goal of 396,000 pounds. Feds Feeds Families encourages federal employees to bring nonperishable and household items to their offices for distribution to local food banks. This year, the Department of Defense set a collection goal of 1.5 million pounds. “Like marathon runners, we are leaning forward and united to ‘beat our best’ in waging war against hunger,” said Cmdr. Glenda Jennings Harrison, supervisory chaplain for operations, Commander, Navy Installations Command. “The Feds Feed Families campaign brings out a unique manifestation of esprit de corps that motivates our Sailors around the world to compassionately reflect our Navy

Volunteers for the Feds Feed Families campaign assemble boxes recently at the Pentagon.

legacy (while) accomplishing the mission to serve as a Global Force for Good.” Since the program’s inception four years ago, Navy and Marine personnel have placed boxes at collection points across bases worldwide, ensuring that all DoN staff and service members have the chance to donate, with chaplains collecting the donations on board ships. Lt. Thea Lopez, Department of the Navy component champion for Feds Feed Families, emphasized that although the program has been a success, donations should not slow. Boxes will be picked up again on all Navy region installations

Aug. 31 and donated to local food banks within their respective regions. Command Navy Region Japan has donated the most items of any Navy region – more than 220,500 pounds. All non-perishable goods are appreciated, however, there are 12 items that on the campaign’s “most wanted” list including canned fruit in light syrup or its own juices, low sodium canned vegetables, multi-grain cereals, grains, canned proteins, soups, 100 percent juices, condiments, snacks, baking goods and hygiene items. See page 7 for local Feds Feed Families information.

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Navy extending Voluntary Sea Duty Program High-year tenure waivers considered From Chief of Naval Personnel PAO

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy is extending the Voluntary Sea Duty Program for an additional year and adding high-year tenure waiver consideration as an incentive for senior enlisted Sailors who volunteer, according to NavAdmin 229/12, released last month. Extension of the Voluntary Sea Duty Program (VSDP) is part of the Navy’s coordinated effort to aggressively address gaps at sea and place Sailors with the right experience levels and skill sets into high-priority fleet billets. Originally announced in January 2012, and updated in NavAdmin 205/12, VSDP supports the Navy’s warfighting mission of operating forward and maintaining readiness by rewarding Sailors with appropriate skills and leadership experience who fill needed at-sea billets. “VSDP is a unique program that

helps the Navy place qualified Sailors with needed skills and experience in the fleet, while giving Sailors real benefits when they volunteer,” said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Plans and Policy. “Geographic stability for a Sailor and their family, the opportunity to negotiate for choice orders, deferment of the Perform-to-Serve window, and now high-year tenure waiver consideration — these are just some of the benefits Sailors are eligible for through VSDP,” he said. VSDP encourages highly trained and motivated Sailors to voluntarily extend their enlistment in their current sea duty billet beyond their prescribed sea tour, to terminate shore duty and accept new orders to a sea duty billet, or to accept back-to-back sea duty orders beyond their prescribed sea/shore flow. The sea duty assignment may be on board ships, squadrons, or other qualified sea duty assignments.

VSDP offers Sailors the opportunity to shape their career moves and negotiate for specific billets. Volunteers for VSDP will not be required to accept a billet they do not desire. Detailers work with volunteers during two Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) cycles to find desirable orders. Additionally, as announced in NavAdmin 229/12, the Navy will consider high-year tenure waivers with VSDP applications for senior Sailors with the appropriate skills and leadership experience to fill critical at-sea billets. Waivers for chief petty officers will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account rating, sea duty manning and the impact to future advancements. Sailors accepted into the program can also defer their Perform-to-Serve (PTS) window to the minimum obligated service requirement for the orders negotiated, typically 24 months.

PTS deferment allows VSDP Sailors to extend their current enlistment for orders or extend at their current assignment without a PTS quota. By going back to sea, Sailors are afforded a chance to improve their records and increase their competitive edge in PTS through sustained superior performance at sea. Volunteers will be assigned to commands within the same geographic location as the current command if available, providing the benefit of geographic stability for Sailors and family members. The Navy will also consider Sailors’ requests for out-of-area moves. Sailors may also be eligible for sea duty incentive pay (SDIP), a lump-sum payment based on the length of a Sailor’s sea duty extension or shore duty curtailment. For more information on VSDP and/or to read the NavAdmin, visit www.npc.navy.mil.

Federal program helping Sailors to serve again From Navy Personnel Command PAO

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — Sailors transitioning from the Navy who would like to pursue a career in teaching may be eligible for assistance and monetary compensation from a federal program called Troops to Teachers (TTT), officials said Aug. 2. “Our classrooms are looking for leadership and service members bring that to the classroom,” said Cliff Yager, TTT regional director for Tennessee and Northern

Alabama. “Service members understand leadership, management, organizational skills and those are skills we need in the classroom today.” Last year, TTT helped nearly 2,000 former service members begin new careers as teachers, but Yager admits that just like the military, teaching is not for everyone. “The thing they need to ask themselves is whether they are passionate about teaching, being involved with parents, and making a difference in young children’s lives,” Yager said.

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TTT provides counseling and referral services to eligible service members and veterans interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. State TTT will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities in their state. According to Yager, TTT offers funded and unfunded assistance based on an individual's military service. Funded assistance provides financial support for both the certification process and for

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

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

employment in a high need school. Unfunded assistance offers counseling and assistance regarding certification. Math, chemistry, physics, special education and foreign languages have the greatest demand for teachers according to Yager. “There is a tremendous amount of opportunity available in those areas, especially for male teachers in elementary and middle school arenas,” said Yager Yager suggests Sailors try volunteering with a local school or even work as a sub-

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Women celebrate history of making WAVES OSC Jessica Myers Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Women’s Policy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Women of the sea services celebrated the 70th anniversary of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) July 28 with a luncheon held in Virginia Beach, Va., by the Tidewater Tidal WAVES Chapter. The event celebrated the past and present legacy of women’s service in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines by highlighting each female service member in attendance, ranging in age from 19 to 88 years old. Women who attended embraced their common thread of service by sharing stories of their time while serving in the Navy. For some of the WAVES, their time in service was cut short due their decision to get married or have children – a decision that meant an automatic discharge before 1976. “The overall experience today has been incredibly humbling,” said Capt. Mary Jackson, commanding officer of Naval Station Norfolk and the anniversary celebration guest speaker. “To speak to these women and hear their stories firsthand is remarkable ... they are the true trailblazers and it is upon their shoulders we

AD3 Violet Falkum turns over the engine of a SNJ-4 training plane at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in November 1943. This photo was used in a World War II recruiting poster. Official U.S. Navy photograph, National Archives collection

stand,” Jackson said. When asked what her military service meant to her, retired Navy WAVE Cmdr. Libby Morrison shared that “the Navy provided me the ability to fulfill a dream and seek a college education.” Morrison enlisted in the Navy in 1961, after repeatedly eyeing Navy recruitment posters plastered up at her local post office. Morrison later earned her commission and retired in 1988 after 27 years of service in the Navy. “Coming from a home where neither parent was able to get past a grade school level education,

the Navy gave me that opportunity,” said Morrison. “My parents couldn’t have been prouder.” The celebration also included a presentation of the 2012 WAVES National Scholarship Award and a special WAVES memorabilia auction, with 75 percent of all proceeds going to local Department of Vetern Affairs hospitals in support of women veterans. The Women’s Reserve, unofficially known as WAVES, was established in 1938 with the passing of Public Law 689, which was later amended and signed by

then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt July 30, 1942. Wellesley College president, Mildred McAfee, was selected to lead the new Women’s Reserve and was sworn in as a lieutenant commander Aug. 3, 1942. During World War II, 90,000 female officers and enlisted Naval Reservists and were stationed at U.S. shore commands as well as overseas. WAVES served as air traffic controllers, artists, cryptologists, hospital corpsmen, linguists, and weather specialists. For more information about the history of WAVES and women in the Navy, visit www.public.navy.mil/BUPE RS-NPC/ORGANIZATION/ BUPERS/WOMENSPOLICY/Pages/default.aspx. Commentary rules Commentaries are the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as official government, Navy or command policy statements. Reader submission are welcome but should not exceed 800 words. Submissions must be bylined and include a daytime phone number or e-mail contact for the writer. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with policy and standards. Address Commentary submission to Janet.Thomas.ctr@ navy.mil.



Letter to the editor Giving blood in a time of need “Northwest Florida Blood Services praises the local military for rallying to help patients who needed critical blood types by holding a special volunteer blood drive recently. Northwest Florida Blood Services has seen a dip in donations this summer due to flooded streets and high winds which prevented bloodmobile drives as well as absent vacationing donors. With increased blood usage, emergencies and accidents, local military leaders planned an additional blood drive to make up for the shortages. “CMDCM Michael Dollen, CMDCM Michael Knowles and AECS Sean Heinz of NAS Pensacola answered the call when the blood center managers asked if they would assist with a special blood drive to meet the need. The NASP Emergency Preparedness Blood Drive was held and a total of 187 blood donors turned out to give the gift of life. Many of the donors were O negative blood type donors, which is the universal blood type that can be given to anyone experiencing an emergency. “It is with deep appreciation that Northwest Florida Blood Services salutes the volunteer military blood donors for their outstanding commitment to our community. And for the many patients who recently received blood, they too, can thank our local military. “Watch for the next emergency preparedness blood drive. Call 473-3853 for additional information. Learn about your local blood center at www.nfbcblood.org.” Betty Roberts, district director of marketing and communications for Northwest Florida Blood Services



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Left: Children, staff and parents enjoy an ice cream social.

Right: Jordan Campbell, 12, poses in a leather flight jacket and helmet. Campbell is a returning student to vacation Bible school at NAS Pensacola. He said next year he’ll be a volunteer.

Photo feature by Joy Samsel NASP Chapel Volunteer

‘Awesome Wonders Aviation’ lands on NASP


ore than 65 area youths gathered each evening at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola July 30 through Aug. 3 for a vacation Bible school (VBS). Each year, the annual event is designed around a new theme, with this year’s theme being “Awesome Wonders Aviation.” The classrooms and main room at the J.B. McKamey Center were decorated with model aircraft, travel posters and a replica of an aircraft cockpit in which the children played. “Each year our staff, along with the generous support of volunteers from the chapel congregations and the commands here on base, produce five days packed with biblical study and fun for the children of people eligible to attend the military chapels here in Pensacola,” said Cmdr. David Gibson, the NAS Command Chaplain. The VBS sessions were held Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The children attended agespecific lessons, played games on the chapel lawn and ate snacks. They began and ended each evening with prayer and songs, and on Friday the children enjoyed an ice cream social with their parents. “The annual VBS is just one of our educational programs here at the chapel,” explained Skip Main, director of Religious Education for the Protestant congregations. “Each year the VBS sessions get better and better, and we have many children who return year after year as students, and then continue to come back as volunteers.” For more information about chapel services or religious educational programs, contact the chapel at 4522341.

Above: Children make believe they are flying in a cockpit built for the vacation Bible school at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NAS Pensacola. A few of the favorite locations the children “flew” over were oceans filled with whales and the Swiss Alps. Above right: Stefano Bitjoka, 4, races across the lawn during a game of tag. During the vacation Bible school at NAS Pensacola, the children rotated between play, study, making crafts, eating snacks and singing. Below: Members of the youngest class of students practice being airplanes during the play session at the vacation Bible school at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NAS Pensacola.



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Newly trained Hawkeye NFOs ready for fleet By David Todd Navy Region Mid-Atlantic PAO NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — In the summer of 2011, a group of nine flight officers reported to Naval Station Norfolk to begin their training at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), the “Greyhawks,” as class N11-5 in hopes of becoming E-2C Hawkeye naval flight officers (NFOs). At completion, only five progressed to NFO status. “It’s a challenging syllabus,” said Lt. Neil B. Fletcher, an E-2C Hawkeye instructor at VAW-120, stating that approximately 10 percent of the students who apply do not finish the course. “It’s not something that is designed for everyone.” Lt. j.g. William Berthold, from Fort Mill, S.C., and Lt. j.g. Victoria Brewer, from West New York, N.J., students from class N11-5, completed their training in June. “I like the big support picture,” said Berthold. “I like the ability to help out – that’s why I wanted to be an NFO. I wanted that support role – and the E-2 is definitely the aircraft for that.” Early training for the students included basic knowledge of the systems of the aircraft. They were tasked with learning in great detail the emergency procedures, weights and limitations, the mechanics of many subsystems, such as the propellers, engines, hydraulics and many other vital systems to ensure the aircraft operates safely. As the students progressed, they were evaluated on each phase of their training. They learned the functions and processes that allow an E-2C Hawkeye to detect and identify information retrieved by the aircraft’s numerous sensors, including radar and IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) systems. Through lectures and simulator events, the students learned how to optimize and analyze that information, and package the data for the Carrier Strike Group to use. “Many of the missions that we exe-

cute cannot be simulated in the realworld,” said Brewer, “so they do it in the simulator where civilian contractors role-play.” “The simulator is great. They certainly use it because it saves cost – we can’t put them in the aircraft every day,” said Fletcher. “But there are certain things that you can’t simulate. You can simulate many variables, but you can’t truly simulate a real flight, or mission, where the unexpected often happens.” According to the students, one of the most difficult phases of the training was learning air intercept control (AIC) tactics, techniques and procedures. “It’s a completely different way to speak on the radio,” explained Berthold. “You have to know exactly what to say at the right time, and we have to know what information is pertinent, and what’s not.” By using quick, concise radio calls with onboard sensor data unavailable to other platforms, AIC’s provide fighter aircraft a greater situational awareness of the overall picture. Good control can quickly assist a fighter aircraft and impart pertinent information that is needed to safely and effectively engage a target, or illuminate a previously undetected threat. Students spent more than 170 hours in simulator training, with a large portion focused on honing scope mechanics and radio communications for AICs. “It takes practice, so the first few events were pretty hard,” said Brewer. “You start off with one type of AIC ... and then we go into another type of AIC right after that, so that’s a challenge as well.” Once deemed proficient at basic tactical control, the students are taken out of the simulated environment and placed into a E-2C Hawkeye, where they control a number of intercepts using government contracted learjets as fighters and bogeys. After 15 real-life intercepts, and with the approval of Cmdr. Paul G. Movizzo, commanding officer, VAW120, the students were granted their Air

Two E-2C/D Hawkeye aircraft flying near Mount Fuji, Japan. U.S. Navy photo Intercept Controller numbers and earned their “wings of gold” April 20. “You get this big sense of accomplishment when you get your wings, but then we went right back into class,” explained Berthold. “There really wasn’t buffer time in there.” Once returned to the classroom, they were exposed to the missions that an E-2C Hawkeye can provide, such as surface search coordination, air defense, and combat search and rescue, among others. “Pre-wings it’s very singular – you have one instructor with you, monitoring you and evaluating you,” said Brewer. “After you get wings, it’s more Crew Resource Management (study of human behavior in aviation).” Before heading to the fleet, E-2C Hawkeye NFOs are tested through a series of “battle problems.” These battle problems require the students to use all of the tactics knowledge, system employment and control skills that they learned in a high stress environment. Together with a fully qualified instructor, or fleet NFO acting as a Combat Information Center officer (CICO), the students completed various simulated missions, including a combat search and rescue package,

defending a Carrier Strike Group from air and surface threats, and command and control for a strike on a weapons facility in a hostile country. “For me, the tactics portion of it was a lot harder than I expected,” said Brewer. Berthold agreed, but said it was also a good experience .“That was also the most fulfilling part of it, because we were actually doing the missions that we would in the fleet,” he said. With battle problems and a thorough standardization check to demonstrate their overall knowledge of the aircraft completed, the five completing members of N11-5 are now fully qualified replacement NFOs. Berthold will move on and join the fleet in Atsugi, Japan, whereas Brewer will meet her squadron on deployment. “I feel like when we get out to the fleet, it’s probably going to be the most rewarding,” said Brewer. “That’s where we will see what it means to be a NFO.” “It’s a good accomplishment to be done and be qualified,” said Berthold, “but we still have tons of more hurdles, and tons of ways to get better at our job and support the fleet.”

The mission of the E-2C Hawkeye is to provide command and control leadership to Carrier Strike Groups. Manufactured by NorthropGrumman, the E-2C Hawkeye is flown by 11 fleet squadrons stationed in Norfolk; Pt. Mugu, Calif.; and Atsugi, Japan; and also at a reserve squadron based out of New Orleans, La. The carrier-based E-2C Hawkeye has a trio of detection systems which are able to detect ships and aircraft in excess of 300 nautical miles. When this “over-the-horizon” detection capability is combined with a suite of communications equipment and a highly trained aircrew, the aircraft is a potent airborne weapon for any mission in which the carrier air wing takes part, from strike and air-intercept-control to close-air-support for ground forces as well as search and rescue missions. “This community is growing. We’ve received the next generation of aircraft, which will continue to place our community as the centerpiece for naval aviation,” said

Fletcher. “So they are in a good position for their careers if they want to stick with it.”

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GOSPORT Commissary to be closed for reset

The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has been advised by DeCA headquarters that it will undergo a total store reset in September. To accomplish the reset, the commissary will shut down early Sept. 16. Store officials said the commissary will close at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 instead of at the regular 7 p.m. closing time. Officials said the commissary will be remain closed from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19 and reopen at its normal time (8 a.m.) Sept. 20. Store officials regret the inconvenience the closing will cause patrons, but said that resets have to be effected every three to five years and the last reset at the Pensacola commissary was in July 2007. For more information, call 452-6880.

Navy Exchange plans special events

The Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, has scheduled two special events. • The Back to School Bash will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11. The event will feature a free fashion show at 1 p.m. Officials from Cram the Van, and local youth organizations will be onsite to hand out information and answer questions. • Patrons will get a chance to design or restyle silver and Murano bead bracelets at the fine jewelry department from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the restyling event.

Roy Jones Jr. one of hosts for reunion

B.I. Entertainment is presenting the All City High School Reunion at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St. The event, which will be hosted by Roy Jones Jr. and Bill Marshall, will offer some old-school fun with DJ Sammy Sam and DJ Corey playing hits from 1983 through 1994. There will be free food as long as it lasts. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 232-0545.

Back-to-School Brigade on duty

Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The Back-To-School Brigade program is in its sixth season. Last year, more than $3 million in supplies were collected. For more details, go to OperationHomefront.net. Backpacks will be given out to school-age military dependent children. Identification of all children will be required to pick up the backpacks. The pickup time in Pensacola (for those who registered and received a confirmation) is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at the Corry Child Development Center.

NAS Whiting Field announces job fair

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center is presenting its annual job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Sikes Hall. Admission is free. The fair provides a broad range of career opportunities for military members transitioning to civilian life, military family members and the general public. For the past 23 years it has attracted local and national employers. Some employers scheduled to attend are Aerotek, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Bioceutic, CINTAS, Crew Training International, Cox Communications, CSX Transportation, Express Employment Professionals, Federal Bureau Prison Camp Pensacola, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Gulf Power Sothern Co., Home Depot, Keegan Staffing, Landrum Staffing, Lowes of Pensacola, PHI Inc., Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance, West Corp., Workforce Escarosa and Navy Federal Credit Union. Employers can call NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177. For registration information, e-mail Darryl.Johnson2@navy.mil, Terri.Maddox@ navy.mil, or Wanda.Mcdaniel@navy.mil.

Football competition set for Aug. 18

Youngsters will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Pensacola

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Cmdr. Heritage, his wife, Marianne, and their son, Barrett, will be transferring to Maryland. Heritage will be assigned to the U.S. Cyber Command Staff on Fort George G. Meade after attending the Joint Forces Staff College for Joint Professional Military Education Phase II. Cmdr. Count, a native of Augusta, S.C., enlisted in the Navy in 1986 as a cyptologic technician (interpretive) and served as a linguist for both Arabic and Russian languages while stationed at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Athens, Greece. He deployed to U.S. Sixth Fleet combatants and NSGA Misawa, Japan, as a division officer and special evaluator onboard EP-3E aircraft of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One. His follow on tours include NSGA Fort Meade, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S.

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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. Neighborhood Services Department presents an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Entry forms are available online at NFLPPK.com or you can register the day of the competition. The competition will allow youngsters to showcase their talents with scores based on distance and accuracy. The top finishers from each of 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. For more information, call 436-5670.

Band students can prepare for audition

High school band students auditioning for the 2013 Florida All-State Bands and Orchestra will have an opportunity to prepare for their audition with Pensacola Symphony Orchestra musicians and Pensacola State College faculty. The free clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Center at Pensacola State College. Clinic will include: Mock audition presentation, scale preparation strategies and instrument-specific repertoire masterclasses. The clinic is provided tuition-free, but students must register for the event online at http://www.tinyurl.com/psoallstate. Students should bring their instruments, the audition music, and a pencil. For more information, please send an e-mail to allstate@pensacolasymphony.com or call Megan Burke at 850-435-2533.

PSC taking dining reservation requests

The Pensacola State College Culinary Management Program is accepting lunch and dinner reservation requests for the fall semester. The program offers dinner on Mondays with seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The five-course meals cost $20 per person. Lunches featuring international cuisine are offered Wednesdays, with one seating at noon. A la carte lunches are offered Thursdays, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. All reservations are made through a randomselection system. Submit an e-mail with your name to: culinarytickets@pensacolastate.edu. A drawing will be held in late August, and selectees will be contacted shortly afterward so that they can make reservations. You can review the available dates by going to www.itech.pensacolastate.edu/therr. Pensacola State’s dining room is in Bldg. 5 on the Pensacola campus.

DeLuna Fest plans to support USO

DeLuna Fest organizers are supporting the USO by donating a portion of proceeds from festival ticket sales. DeLuna Fest is scheduled for Sept. 21 to 23 on Pensacola Beach. Fesitval organizers began their relationship with the USO, a non-profit that benefits America’s troops and their families, in 2011 with a donation. This year, the USO will receive $1 donation from each admission ticket purchased to DeLuna Fest, with a minimum donation of $10,000. Discounted tickets will be available regionally to the men and women who serve in the armed forces,

Fifth Fleet, executive officer to NIOC Georgia and Carrier Strike Group Eight. Cmdr. Count attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering (MSEE) and was awarded the IEEE Monterey Chapter Outstanding Student Thesis Award. He graduated from the Naval War College Command and Staff program with the highest distinction. Cmdr. Count reports to NIOC Pensacola from the U.S. European Command Staff in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as Chief, Information and Cyberspace Operations Plans Branch (J39) and was responsible for integrating information and operations and cyberspace operational concepts into theaterwide strategy, plans and operations. NIOC Pensacola welcomes Cmdr. Count, his wife, Julie, and their three children, Benjamin, Samuel and Emma.

their family members and all DoD civilian employees in the Gulf Coast region. USO Northwest Florida encompasses three USO Centers and supports nine major military installations throughout the Florida Panhandle. For more information, visit www.delunafest.com.

Epilepsy group targeting brain injury

Through its offices in Pensacola, Pace and Fort Walton Beach, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is conducting an educational outreach program for veterans, active duty military, their families and professional health care providers about the correlation between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and epilepsy. In addition, the foundation is offering support and assistance for the troops, their families and health care professionals. If you would like more information or would like to receive an educational presentation, contact EFOF Community Resource Specialist Judy Copeland at jcopeland@efof.org in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Constance Brown at cbrown@efof.org in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Information available for new parents

Are you a new or expectant parent? Do you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding? The New Parent Support Program at Fleet and Family Support Center will be having an informational event in celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Aug. 10. The “Lunch and Latch” event will feature representatives from WIC, La Leche League and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, as well as the lactation consultant from Navy Hospital Pensacola. A light lunch will be provided. The Fleet and Family Support Center is located at 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, onboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-5990.

SBDC offering two workshops

The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (401 E. Chase St., Suite 100) has announced two upcoming workshops: • “Starting a Business” will be presented from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28. Attendees will learn the topics you need to consider prior to establishing a business. Information will be provided about taxation, financing, insurance and legal forms of business. The cost is $35. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. • “Marketing Matters for Small Business” is scheduled its "Marketing Matters for Small Business" workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 29. Attendees will learn practical, cost-effective strategies for marketing a small business. Cost is $35. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. For more information or to register, call 595-0063.

Children’s Chorus holding auditions

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus has scheduled auditions for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions for girls grades four to eight will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 and 29. Auditions for boys, grades four to eight will be 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Auditions for girls and boys in grades nine to 12 will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28. There are more than 330 chorus members. The chorus is comprised of seven choirs and produces three major performances each year. For more information, call 434-7760 or visit www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.

Feds Feed Families drive in progress

The NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s Office has kicked off the annual DoD Feds Feed Families campaign onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field. The campaign began June 1 and ends Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for non-perishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the commissary at Corry Station. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.

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highlights the close interaction between local law enforcement and base security officials. “Their communications with us in regard to the suspect gave us a chance to be on an early lookout for the vehicle,” Matthews said. Matthews gives Torres credit for being alert because base officials had only about 10 minutes warning. He also said Torres, a veteran police officer, was smart about the way he handled the situation. There was a potential for danger, Matthews said, but the arrest took place in a way that didn’t put everyone else in jeopardy. “He was in the right place at the right time,” Matthews said. Torres also got good back up from Lt. Ben Muniz and Sgt. Charlie Hogue, Matthews said.

After being apprehended, McCants and Ptomy were brought to the base police station and McCants was later transported to the Escambia County jail, were he was booked and held without bond. McCants is scheduled to appear today, Aug. 10, for an arraignment hearing in Escambia County Circuit Court. According to the new release, the federal task force officers found a purse in Ptomy’s car that appeared to contain approximately 13 grams of powder cocaine, six grams of crack cocaine and a scale. Ptomy was detained for questioning and will possibly face federal charges including her involvement in bringing the fugitive on base. An initial investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded that the narcotics and paraphernalia belonged to McCants, the release said.



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Savvy skills for shopping school supplies Back-to-school 101: Getting a head start on basic school supplies can help you find some deals at the best prices “Many stores offer bargains on school supplies during the summer months, so getting an early start can add up to savings,” 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

(NAPSI) – While every school year is different, one thing that remains the same is the desire to save on school supplies. Moms are looking to save on more than just dollars and cents. They want to save on 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.

(NewsUSA) — The school year’s beginning means new classes, new clothes, new shoes — so why not a new and healthier lifestyle? Going to school forces children off the couch and helps them set a regular eating schedule. Parents should use the new school year as an opportunity to encourage extra exercise, whether through clubs or sports, and healthier eating. Here are some ways that parents can help their children enjoy a healthier new year: • Get off to a good start. Breakfast helps fuel young bodies and minds. Studies show that breakfast improves academic performance and energy levels and helps children receive adequate nutrition. A balanced breakfast should include carbohydrates, like grain or fruit, and protein. If your child likes cereal, find a brand that contains 100 percent whole grains. Other healthy choices include fruit smoothies, 100 percent whole grain toast with peanut butter and oatmeal. Encourage your child to drink fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products. • Teach your child to pack his own lunch. Children enjoy eating foods that they prepare themselves, so involve your child in planning and packing his own lunch. Make healthy lunches fun. Use cookie-cutters to design animal- or car-shaped sandwiches and include hummus, nut butters or yogurt for dipping sliced fruits and vegetables. Make sure that your child’s lunch includes grain, protein and produce. • Think ahead for snacktime. Have easy-to-prepare, healthy snacks ready at home. Clean and slice fresh fruits

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The beginning of a new school brings the opportunity for new and better ways of doing things. Homework and health are two great areas for parents and students to re-evaluate.

and vegetables early in the week, then store them in the fridge. Keep whole-grain crackers, crispbreads or rice cakes on hand. Unsweetened applesauce, which comes in individual cups, provides a healthy option that most children can serve themselves. • Stay active after dinner. Instead of watching television in the evenings, plan a physical activity. Going to the park, playing ball in the backyard or holding bowling parties all provide healthy entertainment.

From Federal Citizen Information Center

• Do not play in the street while waiting for the bus. • Carry all loose belongings in a bag or backpack and never reach under the school bus to get anything that has rolled or fallen beneath it. • Line up facing the bus, not along side it. • Move immediately onto the sidewalk and out of traffic after getting off the bus. • Wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing the street and walk at least 10 steps away from the front of the bus so the driver can see you. • Never walk alone – always travel with a buddy. Try and find a friend or make a new friend in the neighborhood to walk to school or ride the bus with. • Wear reflective or bright colored clothing to increase visibility and respect traffic lights and street signs.

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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 prod-

Plan to make your new school year a healthy one

Tips for helping children with their homework (NewsUSA) – Parents want their children to get good grades in school. Start by creating a home environment that is conducive to learning. “Sometimes, parents think helping their child complete his homework, or even doing their child’s homework for him, will help him achieve better grades in school,” said Richard E. Bavaria, Ph.D., senior vice president for education outreach for Sylvan Learning. “Often, it’s just the opposite, creating a situation where children have not learned the concepts they are later tested on in the classroom.” To help students, parents can create an atmosphere that works with their child to tackle school tasks efficiently. Sylvan Learning offers parents these tips to develop a personalized homework plan for school success: • Set goals. Help your child set personal and attainable goals for each class, and help him or her identify what will need to be done to reach each goal. For example, to earn an “A” in American history, the child will need to turn in his or her homework and participate in class. • Know your child. Each child is unique, with different learning styles and academic needs, so parents must personalize the learning process. Many educators identify three primary learning styles: auditory, visual and tactile. Children learn in different ways on different days, but usually have a tendency toward one style. If you help your child work within his personal style, he will work more effectively. • Create a homework zone. Set up a study area, complete with a dictionary, paper and pens. Keep the area free from potential distractions. • Develop class files. Make a color-coded file for each of your child’s classes, with separate tabs for homework assignments, exams and projects, so your child can refer back to class materials when studying for tests. • Celebrate successes throughout the year. Celebrate your child’s achievement when he or she reaches weekly milestones. Show your child you are confident in his or her academic abilities, and reward the little things, like improving concentration and organizing her study space.

children up-to-date on key dates, including school assignments/tests and extracurricular activities. Also, consider color coding

uct at the right price for your child isn’t 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 circular 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 stress-free and easy experience.


Gosling Games

Jokes & Groaners

Color Me ‘First day back’

Student asking his teacher: “Do you punish people for things they don’t do?” Teacher: “No.” Student: “Good, because I haven’t done my homework today.”

Awful schoolish jokes

Stevie: “Hey, Mom, I got a 100 in school today.” Mom: “That’s wonderful. What did you get a 100 in?” Stevie: “In two things: I got 40 in reading and 60 in spelling.” Teacher: “If you had $1 and you asked your dad for another, how much would you have?” Boy: “$1.” Teacher: “Are you sure?” Boy: “Yes, my dad wouldn’t give me $1.” “Explain the theory of expansion and contraction,” a teacher asked the class. A voice piped up, “A substance expands when it is heated and contracts when it is cooled.” Silence followed. “No wonder we have a long vacation in summer and a short one in winter,” remarked another pupil.




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Naval Air Technical Training Center hosts NJROTC for leadership training By AECS(AW/SW) Thomas Hebert NATTC PAO

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) hosted more than 73 Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets for basic leadership training July 9-14. Coming from seven area high schools, the cadets were immersed in boot camp-style training. The cadets were divided into four platoons to teach them organizational structure and chain of command, and the platoons were designated by different color shirts. Instead of actual recruit division commanders, cadets were led by a core group of previous graduates called graduate assistants and retired service members. Throughout the week, cadets were given training designed to prepare them for leadership roles in their respective units. Capt. Jim Daniels, commanding officer of NATTC, said the cadets would become future leaders. “They are preparing for the future,” he said. “The future of this country depends on them.” The cadets stood watch through the night, received daily uniform and barracks room inspections, participated in daily athletics and physical training, drill maneuvers and received classroom instruction, which included current events, leadership and a variety of other military subjects. Tenth grader Matt Linscott, a graduate assistant and NJROTC cadet at Pace High School, said he enjoyed taking the course the previous year and wanted to

Pensacola area Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets return to Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) after participating in training designed to prepare them for leadership roles in their respective units. NATTC hosted more than 73 NJROTC cadets from seven area high schools for basic leadership training recently. Photo by Steve Vanderwerff

make a difference this year as a graduate assistant. “I helped the cadet’s drill, motivated them and kept them in high spirits,” said Linscott. Cadet Cody Dixon, a ninth grader at Pace High, said the training is challenging and motivating. “We are learning how to be a better leader and follower through academics and practice,” said Dixon. “The training is very motivating and we give it our all.” Cadet Katlyn Covington from Navarre High School, who has ambi-

tions of moving on to a military academy after high school, said she enjoys the military type training and team building. “We were mixed together to make us a more diverse group so that we could learn to become a stronger team,” she said. On the final day of training, the cadets were recognized during a graduation ceremony. Retired Navy Capt. Charlie Code, an instructor at Northview High School, commended the cadets for their accomplishments in academics, personnel inspections, athletics and close-order

drill, and the graduate assistants for helping to train and command them. For more information about NJROTC, visit https://www.njrotc. navy.mil/. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit its web site at https://www.netc. navy. mil/ centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx or visit the center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook. com/ pages/ NATTCPensacola/ 11197372 8821664#!/ pages/ Naval-Air-TechnicalT r a i n i n g - C e n t e r NATTC/110447985678645.

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An invitation to divers Florida showcases trail of shipwrecks along Panhandle coast From Florida Department of State

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner recently announced the creation of the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail, a series of 12 shipwrecks offshore of Pensacola, Destin, Panama City and Port St. Joe. The shipwreck trail was developed by the Florida Department of State’s Underwater Archaeology Team, in partnership with waterfront communities, in an effort to stimulate tourism and educate residents and visitors about Florida’s history. “This new underwater trail represents our latest effort to showcase a portion of Florida’s vast collection of shipwrecks,” said Secretary Detzner. “Each location along the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail offers an adventurous opportunity for heritage, recreational and ecological tourism.” The trail is highlighted by an interactive website that features underwater videos of each shipwreck, the locations of local dive shops and the current marine weather forecast. To guide visitors along the trail, an official passport can be obtained from participating dive operators. Many of the shipwrecks along the trail were sunk to become artificial reefs, and have become popular fishing and diving destinations. The 12 shipwrecks were chosen by a consensus of local dive operators. Off Pensacola, the veteran aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CV/CVA-34) is the largest artificial reef in the world, and has become one of the most sought-

A diver explores the waters around the wreck of the USS Oriskany. Photo by Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

after diving destinations. The decommissioned carrier was intentionally sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola in May 2006. Nearby are the U.S. Navy dive tender YDT-14, and the oilfield supply vessel Pete Tide II. The San Pablo, a freighter that hauled fruit from Central America, was sunk in a secret military operation during World War II. Off Panama City, a visit to USS Strength, a World War II

minesweeper that survived both a midget submarine attack and a kamikaze raid, includes making friends with the resident goliath grouper. Off Port St. Joe, the steamer Vamar was made famous as a support ship for Adm. Richard Byrd’s 1928 Antarctic expedition before sinking under mysterious circumstances in 1942. For more information, visit www.floridapanhandledivetrail. com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Brave” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (2D), R, 7 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (2D), PG-13, 9:15 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (3D), R, 9:45 p.m.


“Brave” (3D), PG, noon; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Brave” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (2D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Ted,” 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; 9:45 p.m.


“Brave” (3D), PG, noon; “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Ted,” 5 p.m.; “That’s My Boy,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.




“The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Ted,” 5 p.m.; “Prometheus” (2D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Madagascar 3” (3D), PG, noon, (free admission); “Brave” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m. (free admission); “Brave” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m. (free admission); “Madagascar 3” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (2D), PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.


“Prometheus” (3D), R, 4:45 p.m.; “Rock of Ages,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Amazing Spiderman” (3D), PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Ted,” R, 7:30 p.m.

COST 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.nasppensacola-mwr.com

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • TEEN Club field trip: Join the Teen Club for a field trip to the Observation Wheel on Pensacola Beach for $5. The Teen Club is open to all dependents ages 12 to 18 of active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists. For more information or to sign up, call 4522317 or visit the Youth Center at 690 Moffett St., Bldg. 3690, on NASP. • Family movie on the lawn: Join MWR for an evening of entertainment on the Portside Lawn. A family friendly movie will be showing on the big screen. Showtime is at dusk Aug. 18. Remember to bring a blanket and/or chair. There will be free popcorn for everyone and the Portside Cinema is open to purchase drinks and snacks. In case of bad weather, call 452-2372 two hours before showtime to check on the status of the show. • Summer Splash Party: MWR’s second annual Summer Splash Party will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Barrancas Sports Complex onboard NAS Pensacola. The event will feature 10 wet and dry inflatable games, including a bungee jump, moon bounces, slip and slides and much more. There also will be a surf simulator and a jousting ring. There will be kiddie pools as well as a water gun play zone for older children. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your own chairs, towels and sunscreen. For more information, call 452-8285. • Alternate PT option: Fitness program – “SPLASH-N-DASH” – will take place at 6 a.m. Aug. 24, at the NAS Corry Pool. This program is free to all MWR patrons and pre-registration required. Participate in a 150-meter swim followed by one-mile run. Award certificates will be given to those who finish event. Register by email: leon.freeman@navy.mil or naspaquatics@yahoo.com. For details, call 452-6724. • Fall soccer: Navy Youth Fall Soccer registration is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 at the Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, 690 Moffett Road, NAS Pensacola. Open to dependents of active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and reservists ages 4 to 14. Child must be age 4 by Sept. 1. $50 fee per child includes shirt, shorts, socks and an end-of-season trophy. Copy of birth certificate is required at registration unless already on file. The season runs from September to October. Volunteer coaches needed for all age groups. For more information, call 452-2417. • Flea market: MWR’s Fall Giant Outdoor Flea Market is scheduled for noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and is open to all hands and the public to sell and buy. Pick up a registration form at an MWR facility or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com. Spaces are 18 feet by 16 feet ($25, active duty; $30, non active-duty) and 18 feet by 24 feet ($35, active duty; $40, non active-duty). You can rent tables for $8 each. Limited space available and sites will out quickly. For more information, call 452-8285. • Vet clinic: “Guess Your Pet’s Weight” during the month of August. Bring your pet by the clinic and guess its weight within three pounds and win a pet food canister and scoop. Obesity is a leading cause of disease in pets. Ask us to evaluate your pet’s body condition score. Visit the Vet Clinic in Bldg. 535 on NASP Corry or call 4526882. • ITT deal: Head over to ITT on NASP Corry to purchase your tickets for the NASCAR Camping World Truck race Aug. 31, NRA American Warrior 300 Sept. 1 and the Advocare 500 Sept. 2 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. For information, call ITT at 452-6362 for information.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

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Combined Federal Campaign The Combined Federal Campaign is the world’s largest workplace campaign. In the EscaRosa CFC area (Escambia and Santa Rosa counties) more $34 mil-

lion have been raised since 1965. The possibilities are endless for what any size donation can mean to those who are served by the more than 2,000 eligible nonprofits. Beginning

Worship schedule in September, find a cause you are passionate about and support it through the CFC. For more information, call 452-2029 or e-mail manager@escarosacfc.org.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Northwest Florida Blood Services: The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Council on Aging of West Florida: Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to take meals to homebound elderly citizens of

Escambia County. Volunteers may deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering is one hour and 15 minutes. For information, call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410. • Goodwill Good Guides mentoring: The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • Youth Works: The Children’s Home Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715.

• Restoring the USS Alabama: Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Learn to Read: Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347.

For more information on these or others opportunities available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2034, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered by the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted. • Parenting: Zero to Two

Years of Age – A class to help prepare you for the arrival of your new baby is offered quarterly. Upcoming classes are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**

NASP Corry Station p.m. Aug. 15 and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 16. To register, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. If you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143.

Protestant • Adult Bible study 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room.

• Chapel choir 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.

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S h o t g u n . Remington Model 870, Wing Master, 12 gauge, screw in c h o k e s , ventilated rib. Camouflaged for hunting ducks and doves. $250. 454-9486

Loop holed pistol scope. Silver, new condition. Paid $495. $275 or trade for variex3 loop holed. 497Free to good 1167 home. 2 long haired male US Navy, Seal k i t t e n s Team combat L e u k / A i d s and dive knife, negative & with scabbard, wormed. 492- also WWII 8960 bayonet. $50 for both. 712-1425 Your classified ad would fit here rather nicely.

Ring, one diamond, six rubies, appraised $5100, priced $2500/obo Call 983-1585 1950s couch chairs and two additional chairs. $250 for all 9831585

solid wook bunkbed set includes dresser desk nightstand $750 Call Keith 324-2777

V a r i o u s p r e c i o u s m o m e n t s figurines for sale. All brought prior to 1993. Twelve foot awaddella@hot gladiator trailer mail.com 292including tools 4988 $2500 850-4653983 or 703-618- Antique 5 drwr 9875 d r e s s e r $180/obo. Minor An antique blemishes. For curio cabinet, p i c s : $400/obo 287- awaddella@hot 1349 mail.com . 2924988 Drum set, Pacific 5-piece, Game systems black satin finish, and games: NES chrome, birch- Sega, Nintendo, type shells. Playstation and Sabian cymbals Xbox. Email h a r d w a r e gofigure@att.net included. Contact Larry, 453-4721.

and Dryer selling as L o v e s e a t , a set for $300 w a l l a w a y 452-6541 recliners in both, brown suede, Frig., Maytag. great shape, 22 cubic ft. stays covered bottom freezer berkline 450w/ice Great 9657. cond. $300 Ph: tile 382-0124 S Ceramic Milton table, 4 chairs. Good condition Twin size roll- $200. 36”x36” away bed. Like Extends to new. Asking $75 36x48 Seats 6. 944-7177. Call 776-8027. 4-16in Nissan Altima stock rims and wheel covers w/ lug nuts. Asking $150. 944-7177 Sears Sport 20SV Cargo Carrier. 67.5 x 36.25 x 20 cu ft capacity. Asking $75 944-7177

Merchandise 315 lb weight set w/rack and bench $150 dumbbell rack w/ 40,30, 15, 10lb dumbbells $125 452-0904

FOR SALE. Recliner, brown, good condition, less than a year old, $125. Also have Queen Ann Wing Back chair green pattern very nice, $125 or OBO. Call King size bed 494-9445 to see. set with b o o k c a s e Motor headboard and m a t c h i n g Autos for sale dresser. $550. 95 Buick 529-8403 L a s a b r e 1.9 Microwave, damaged right Blk, $65; front fender, as K a r a s t a n is $600. 983Stainmaster Rug 1585 Neutral 12x12 or 12x15 pieced; $150 505-0880

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Roommate to share large 2 story home near base. $ 4 9 5 / m o . Utilities included. point 1 mile from. For Navy For Rent more info call c o m p l e t e l y remodeled home. B e a u t i f u l 206-3331 Water view, 3bd/2ba home in Homes for sale granite, stainless Crystal Creek steel appliances, s u b d i v i s i o n . F S B O bamboo floors Close to all bases Affordable, new $172,500. 982450-8575 3/2, 8427 Rose 4870

N e w l y renovated 1bdrm very clean-near NAS New appliances-wood f l o o r s $650/month-no pets. 503-6575 Historical home rooms for rent, 2 b d / 1 b a big nice roomy apartment for awesome. $550 rent $600/mo utilities included, first + last month call randy +$300, 1 year 2077737. lease, military c l a u s e , Pensacola electric/water/ga Beach Condo. rbage provided, G u l f - s i d e w a t e r f r o n t w/pool. 2BR, 1.5 w/dock access bath $950/month 211 Bayer Ave utilities included, 457-3753 fully furnished, minimum 6 month lease. 934-3790 or 7488746.

Avenue, open porch, blinds, Lots for sale fenced $85,000 acres 456-6855 or 982- 25 Lakeview, creek, 5870 hardwoods, F S B O surveyed. Listed Affordable, new VAG or VR. 2/2, 8423 Rose 134K, must see. Avenue, open 438-4416 porch, blinds, fully fenced $75,000 $64,000 456-6855 or 982- f u r n i s h e d 3bd/1.5ba A/C 5870 fans, garage, Like new, 3/2, patio set, fenced 5910 Drive, front yard, hardwood & back porch, fl, 2 miles from blinds, fenced NAS. 456-2184 $85,000 4566855 or 982-5870



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