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NAS Pensacola takes ‘Platinum’ in 2018 SECNAV energy awards • NAS Whiting Field wins in Navy ‘Small Shore Category,’ see page A6 for full NAS Whiting Field coverage From staff reports

In an all-Navy message (ALNAV) released last week, Navy leadership congratulated the winners of the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award. “Congratulations to all of our award recipients,” the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) stated in the message. “Improving the energy resiliency and security of our operating forces and our installations remains a top priority and I look forward to all your future accomplishments in support of this critical program. Bravo Zulu.” NAS Pensacola (NASP) was among the winners at “Platinum” level. The Platinum level of achievement indicates an outstanding energy program. “The Department of the Navys (DoN) Energy Excellence Awards program

promotes excellence in the areas of energy security, new technology, innovation, program management, and efficiency across the DoN,” Spencer noted. “This year’s submissions reflect the hard work and dedication of leaders across the Department that recognize the importance of energy security and its influence on readiness, lethality and modernization,” The FY2018 winners are based on FY2017 accomplishments. They are: • Navy Large Shore: Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam • Navy Small Shore: NAS Whiting Field • Marine Corps Large Shore: MCB Camp Lejeune • Marine Corps Small Shore: MCAS Miramar • Supported Command Activity: NSWC Philadelphia Division

All-Marine Women’s Softball Team ... Players from the All-Marine Women’s Softball Team held a clinic for local children Aug. 5 at Myrtle Grove Ballpark. The Marines passed along softball skills to more than 50 local children. The team is in town as part of next week’s Armed Forces Women’s Softball tournament at NAS Pensacola. Photos by Kari Hemund and Melissa Parker

See Awards on page 2

Ready, set – Back to school: Escambia County schools open Aug.13 From Carissa Bergosh NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer

The 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 School 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 school schedule. Here are just a few questions that parents might have about the 2018/19 school year: When does school begin for students in the public schools? In Escambia County, Aug. 13. What documentation will I need to register my child for school? If you are registering a child to attend a Florida public school for the first time, you will need the following: birth certificate, proof of residency, proof of custody (if not biological parent), copy of last school year’s report card, IEP and last school with-

drawal form, and health screening and immunizations form. These forms (for Florida) may be obtained and completed at the local public health departments, your physician’s office or at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Where can I find information about bus schedules? Bus stops and pick up times can be found at your child’s zoned school and on the school district website. When it comes to riding the bus, safety is the priority. Bus riders are expected to arrive at bus stops no less than 10 minutes before the posted pick up time. See School on page 2

Opportunities highlighted at FFSC Spouse Entrepreneurship Symposium Aug. 16 From NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center

CTR1 Cody Daigle, a training manager at the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), receives news of his selection to the rank of chief petty officer from CIWT’s commanding officer, Capt. Nick Andrews (left) and CIWT Command Master Chief Mike Bates. Fifty-five staff members across the CIWT domain were selected for promotion. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson

CIWT announces FY19 Chief Selectees By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its fiscal year 2019 chief petty officer selectees, Aug. 7. Fifty-five first class petty officers from across the CIWT domain staff were selected to advance to the rank of chief petty officer. “It’s a humbling experience to find out I’ve been selected,” CTT1 Mathew Shearn, assigned to CIWT headquarters, said. “This is a great honor, and I know there’s an incredible amount of work ahead before I can be called a chief. However, I’m motivated and inspired to get started.” See Chief Selectees on page 2

There is an interesting story behind the Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Symposium, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, at the Mustin Beach Club When Terri Stine, a Family Employment Readiness Program specialist at the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), was considering what type of event would be helpful to military spouses and family members, she tried to do what she encourages all of them to do: “think outside the box.” “When you are a military spouse or family member you move often and to various locations in the world,” Stine said. “You have to think about a job that will work for you, your family and your lifestyle.” Stine was watching the ABC-TV show “Shark Tank” when the inspiring and empowering story of two military spouses caught her attention. The co-founders of R. Riveter accepted an offer of partnership from billionaire

The Blue Anchor Belles, who perform World War II-era songs, will perform at the symposium.

investor and serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban. “I heard how they figured out how to start their own business and employ other spouses in different locations at the same time and knew that was the story our local spouses needed to hear,” Stine said. In her event proposal, Stine described military spouses as the unsung heroes of our nation’s defense. She said the lack of equal economic opportunity See FFSC Spouse on page 2

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Awards from page 1 • Surface Combatant Medium/Large: USS Okane (Ddg 77) • Surface Combatant Small: USS Whirlwind (PC 11) • Amphib Large: USS Essex (LHD 2) • Amphib Small/Medium: USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) • ComNavAirLant: Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 (HSM-46) • ComNavAirPac: Electronic Attack Squadron 133(VAQ 133) • Navy Expeditionary: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 (NMCB 11) • USMC Expeditionary: 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines • Military Sealift Command: USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) The following commands earned Platinum level recognition: • NAS Pensacola • NSA Souda Bay • NCBC Gulfport • USS Champion (MCM 4) • USS Monterey (CG 61) • USS America (LHA 6) • USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) • USNS Robert E. Peary (T-Ake 5) • Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three (NMCB 3) • MCLB Albany • MCSF Blount Island The full message is available online at https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/ALNAVS/ALN2018/ALN18058.txt. Cameron Cruse, the co-founder of handbag maker R. Riveter, will be a speaker at NASP Fleet and Family Support Center’s Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Symposium, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, at the Mustin Beach Club.

FFSC Spouse from page 1 for military spouses creates financial challenges and influences a family’s decision to stay in or leave the military. She also pointed out that spouse employment profoundly impacts military readiness, recruitment and retention, and efforts to help them tackle these challenges should be viewed as a critical component for national defense. After Stine’s proposal to present the Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Symposium received approval, she got to work putting together a program of helpful information for military spouses who are interested in setting up a business and taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. The guest speaker will be Cameron Cruse, the co-founder of R. Riveter, a company that captures the courageous spirit of the World War II icon Rosie the Riveter. What began as two military spouses making handbags in an attic has grown into a million-dollar company. Currently the company has more than 40 employees. A posting on the company’s website offers a preview of what Cruse will talk about. “When we first got started, the idea was to sell two bags, so that we could buy the parts to make four bags, so that we could buy the parts to make eight bags, and so on,” Cruse said. “We knew, right from the get-go, that there was an opportunity here that could stretch beyond just us. We wanted to be able to offer other military spouses the chance to join us and earn mobile, flexible income – but we knew we’d have to grow first.” Another group of enterprising military spouses will share the spotlight at the symposium. Stine recruited the Blue Anchor Belles, who perform World War II-era songs, to perform at the symposium. The free, half-day event also will include: • An interactive panel discussion featuring representatives from the University of West Florida (UWF) Small Business Development Center, the UWF Military & Veterans Resource Center and the CNRSE Navy Legal Service Office. • Information about the latest initiatives in military spouse employment including the Executive Order for the Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018, Military Spouse Employment Partnerships, Spouse Education and Careers Opportunities, My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarships, and Military OneSource programming for spouse employment. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 452-5990 or send an e-mail to naspffsc@ navy.mil.

School from page 1 For safety reasons, school busses are required to pick students up at a location that is at least 30 feet away from an intersection. Students should receive a student information sheet that will need to be completed and returned to the driver. The information will be maintained by the transportation department for use in emergency situations. What if my child is walking or riding a bicycle to school? Safety remains the priority. Bike riders should wear a bicycle helmet, no matter how short the ride, ride on the right in the same direction as the automobile traffic, use appropriate hand signals, respect traffic lights and stop signs, wear bright colors to increase visibility and know the “rules of the road.” If your child is walking to school make sure the route is safe. Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are often impulsive, easily distracted and not ready to walk to school without adult supervision. As with the bike riders, all Chief Selectees from page 1 The chief selectees will participate in training and teambuilding events before donning their anchors for the first time, Sept. 14. CIWT’s Command Master Chief Mike Bates offered words of praise and inspiration for the new selectees. “These Sailors have reached a level of success that many strive for, but only the best achieve,” Bates shared. “The title of chief comes with great pride and tremendous responsibility. Over the next five weeks, our Chiefs Mess will

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport (after 8 a.m. of publication date) to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/ NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway was last week’s winner.

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

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

walking students should wear brightly colored clothes to make sure they are visible to drivers. Are there certain types of backpacks needed? There are few suggestions when selecting backpacks: choose one with wide, padded shoulder straps; pack light (never carry more than 10 to 20 percent of the child’s body weight); always use both shoulder straps and consider buying rolling backpacks, but check with individual school regarding their suggestions. This final recommendation may be especially helpful for students who walk long distances and do not ride the bus. With a little bit of effort at home, parents can set the tone for a great year of learning. Parental involvement and enthusiasm by the parents may be all your child needs to have an outstanding year of academic success. If you have questions about local schools and what services are available, contact Carissa Bergosh, School Liaison Officer at NAS Pensacola at 712-4105 or e-mail Carissa. Bergosh@navy.mil.

work tirelessly to directly shape the future of these new chief petty officers preparing them for the many challenges ahead.” Becoming a chief petty officer is more than just attaining rank. It is joining a group of brothers and sisters who are tasked with training and mentoring both junior Sailors and junior officers. Junior petty officers and officers look for guidance from their chiefs, whether it is on how to be a good Sailor or a junior officer to just simple life advice. Bates also encourages the selectees to be dedicated to the process to better them-

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Can’t we all just get along?

By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Last year, after my husband Francis transitioned out of the military and and we moved off base, I had to find new friends. Again. This is not easy at age 52, when most of my peers have wellestablished social circles with little room for newbies. But luckily, we moved to a small community where neighborhood “porch parties” are customary. These informal outdoor affairs have simple rules – the host supplies the meat and some drinks, and everyone brings a dish and bottle to share. After years of attending military pot lucks, we were relieved to be on familiar ground and waited patiently for an invitation. A month ago, Francis and I were invited to a porch party on Green Lane, which intersects Friendship Street. The Green Lane couples had been having porch parties for more than 20 years, and had raised children, suffered illnesses, welcomed grandchildren and experienced life’s ups and downs together.

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We were curious about our new neighbors’ lives, and asked lots of naive questions. Little did we know, our innocent chit-chat would dredge up old animosities that had banished some neighbors from the porch party scene. “Aren’t the people who live at number 32 nice?” I asked in blissful ignorance, pointing to the big house two doors down. “Well,” the hostess frowned after a pregnant pause, “they’re a bit stuffy.” The other women in the Green Lane gaggle gave each other knowing glances. “Oh, well what about Fin next door?” I inquired, pointing to the house on the other side of the porch. “He’s a real character, isn’t he? Is he coming tonight?” “Uh,” another neighbor put a cupped hand to her mouth and whispered, “definitely not. He tends to pop off.” As we ate barbecued chicken and sipped cold beer, I learned about one neighbor’s drinking problem, another neighbor’s PTSD-induced hostilities and the rivalry between laid-back Green Lane and snooty Friendship Street.

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .

Walking home that night, I was thankful that frequent military moves had spared us the burden of knowing neighbors long enough to find something to hate about them. At every duty station, the military communities were relatively open and inclusive. We made friends

fast because we did not have much time together. Everyone was invited to gatherings. Be it beers in our driveway, a cookout on our stairwell patio, a fire pit in our back yard, or happy hour at the base dog park – everyone came with a dish or bottle to share. A couple of weeks after the Green Lane party, the neighbor at the end of Friendship Street invited us to another porch party. Friendship Street ends at the waterfront where the houses and people are undoubtedly fancier. Yet the informal party rules and social dynamics are essentially the same. Just like the Green Lane party, Francis and I asked innocent questions that inadvertently exposed bitter feuds and acrimonious conflicts between neighbors. Over burgers and wine, we were told about the noise complaints filed over an automatic generator and the grievance reported about the height of new construction. We wanted to stick our fingers in our ears and yell, “LALALALALA I can’t hear you!” but we listened patiently to our neighbors’

resentments, and tried to change the subject. Last week, Francis and I decided that it was our turn to throw a porch party. We picked Aug. 18, Francis’ birthday, and printed out invitations. We kept the customary pot luck rules, but decided that military-style camaraderie would dictate the invite list. Instead of recognizing the old grudges between our neighbors, we would do what we did for 23 years in the military. We would invite everyone. The Green Lane folks, the Friendship Street neighbors, the stuffy family, Fin, the fancy people in the big houses, the problem drinker, the angry veteran, the litigious ones who filed complaints and grievances, and even the guy who complained last month that our cars were taking up too much room in the street. I will make my Kalua pulled pork, Francis will ice down drinks, we will put our corn hole boards in the yard, I will bake a huge birthday cake. And if our neighbors get hostile with each other, we might even have fireworks.

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True Grit: EOD community training at NSA Panama City By MC2 Anita C. Newman Defense Media Activity


t is overcast, a balmy 75 degrees with high humidity at 7 a.m. on day two of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician dive school aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City, Fla. Students that are still wet from the 500-meter swim portion of the physical screening test (PST), are now covered in sand and sweat as they drop to complete another set of push-ups at Thor’s Playground, a slightly wooded workout area. A mosaic of training scenes from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City. From U.S Navy All Hands Spit and vomit drip from the mouths of new students as they are pushed beyond their limits. Sounds of birds chirping and insects buzzing are interrupted by motivation from what seems to be the entire instructor office. “That first big day, day two PT, was a wake-up call,” SN James Harris, an EOD student said. “You know it’s going to be bad and when you get there – it’s way worse than you expected. Everything hurts more, the challenges are bigger, and the pressure is a lot more than what you expected.” EOD technicians locate, identify, render safe and explosively dispose of foreign and domestic ordnance including conventional, chemical, biological, nuclear, underwater and terrorist-type devices. This enables access during military operations in support of carrier and expeditionary strike groups, mine countermeasures and joint Special Forces. “The pipeline of an EOD technician is pretty extensive, long and grueling,” EODCS Shawn Simmons, Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) readiness department leading chief petty officer said. “In total, if a student doesn’t roll back, I’d say on average it’s about a year to a year and a half pipeline from the day you enter Great Lakes to the day you graduate, and you’re at your first mobile unit.” Students complete an EOD preparatory course at Great Lakes after boot camp, then a nineweek basic EOD diver course

at NDSTC. After completion of the dive course, they attend basic EOD training for 41 weeks. During the final phase of basic EOD training, students complete basic airborne and EOD tactical training for a total of 55 weeks of training. “You’re never going to be comfortable in this pipeline,” Harris said. “Physical preparation was taxing, but it was a straightforward plan – work out (and) eat right. If you’re bored, do something to get yourself in better shape. But it’s hard to hone mental skill, because you don’t know what you need to prepare for until you get there.” Though every branch has EOD, Navy is set apart by their ability to dive, Simmons said. Technicians can to go to a depth of 300 feet of seawater in this unique community. “As an EOD tech, the ability to dive gives you the ability to integrate – that’s why Navy EOD was the first EOD and the premiere EOD to integrate with Special Forces,” Simmons emphasized. “We’re a force-enabler. We embed with everybody.” Being physically fit, capable of swimming fast and performing well during the physical screening test (PST) is only part of the process to become an EOD technician. Instructors stress the students physically and mentally to prepare them for future experiences. “There have been college swimmers that show up here,” EOD1 Robert Zipperer, an NDSTC instructor said. “You can tell that they’ve never been stressed in

the aquatic environment. It shows whenever you add weight, a flooded mask, or put them underwater where they’re not completely comfortable for longer amounts of time. All of that can stress someone, who on paper, may look like they’re very comfortable in the water just because they can swim fast. Here at the school, we’re looking to add that stressor. You don’t (just) have to be able to swim fast, run fast or do a bunch of push-ups; you have to be able to do it when you’re mentally taxed from hours of evolutions beforehand.” At the beginning of dive school, students learn to take one evolution at a time. As they progress, instructors teach them to see beyond what’s in front of them, sharing thought processes and mentalities: to begin thinking four or five steps ahead to be prepared for anything. “A lot of what the instructors are trying to do is stress you out,” Harris said. “They want to see how you perform and react under stress. When they yell at you to push your face in the sand as you’re crawling along they want to see you willingly follow what they are telling you to do even though it’s going to hurt. They want to see if you can go back and fix the problem even though everything is already stressful and hurts. So, they’re really evaluating whether you can overcome your stress and do the job that you’re being asked to do.” Instructors are looking for mental toughness in each student, Simmons said. If the students can’t

be as mentally strong as they are physically, he emphasized, they will not last doing this job. “True grit and character isn’t what it’s like when the sun is shining and everything is going perfectly,” Simmons continued. “True grit and character is when everything is wrong and you still have to be able to do your job.” Instructors work to instill a sense of urgency, to think clearly under stress. They try to foster a mentality of pride, teaching students their job is not always going to be fun, and it won’t be easy. “They need to be able to dig down, figure out where the grit is and go,” Simmons said. “I would be lying to you if I said I wanted every single student here to make it through; that’s not really true. I want the best students to make it through to feed the community. The community needs good Sailors, good EOD technicians to keep it going. We don’t necessarily want people to quit, but what I don’t want is someone learning that this isn’t for them, or they’re going to quit at the wrong time. The wrong time is in the middle of a firefight or if somebody gets blown up, or when they’re diving an MK 16 (a re-breather) on a mine. That’s the wrong time to quit, because you’re going to hurt yourself or somebody else.” The mentality to not quit, once a part of the community, is driven by the rigorous training endured for weeks on end. Zipperer elaborated this physical side of training is meant to prepare students for

how they are going to get to their jobsite once they get to the fleet. Grit, toughness and selflessness are just a few of the traits that describe this community. These characteristics not only define the member but contribute to the unique community’s set of highly valued qualities creating what some describe as a brotherhood. “I stay because of the guys to my left and right – the brotherhood – and no matter where we go, whenever we get there, we’re automatically welcomed into a family,” Zipperer said. “There’s no time period where you’re trying to get to know people. You show up, and everyone’s willing to help you out.” Simmons echoed the same sentiments of the brotherhood, which includes a handful of women. “I love my community, (and) this is the best community in the Navy, hands down,” Simmons said. “We’re small, but it’s more than that. It’s the fact that any single EOD tech would put his or her life on the line for another. To give back to a community like that is an impossible task.” In the end, the EOD community is not only highly unique for their skill set and training – but also known for their unbreakable bond to one another and their commitment to complete what many would believe to be impossible tasks. As potential EOD technicians push themselves past normal physical and mental barriers, they knowingly commit themselves to a community unlike any other.




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U.S. Navy satellite system receives green light for expanded operational use By Steven A. Davis SPAWAR Public Affairs


AN DIEGO (NNS) – The Navy announced Aug. 2 that its next generation narrowband satellite communication system has been approved for expanded operational use by U.S. Strategic Command. The authorization paves the way for Navy and Marine Corps early-adopter commands to use the system on deployment as early as this fall, primarily in the Pacific theater. The Navy’s on-orbit, fivesatellite constellation – the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) – began providing legacy satellite communications shortly after the first MUOS satellite launch in 2012. Each MUOS satellite has dual-capability. The legacy satellite communications payload was designed to maintain legacy narrowband communications for the Department of Defense while the advanced MUOS capability came on-line. The fullsuite MUOS payload, known as Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) waveform, adapts commercial cellular technology to allow warfighters to communicate beyond-line-of-sight, more se-

curely and reliably than ever before and with 10 times the capacity compared to the legacy capability. “Narrowband communication is used by every combatant command, aboard ships-at-sea and multiple aircraft platforms, and by ground troops in a variety of warfighting applications, such as special operations,” Rear Adm. Carl Chebi, who leads the Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence and PEO Space Systems, said. “MUOS’ acceptance for operational use is an important milestone for the Navy, and it’s one step closer for significant communications improvements for all our forces,” The MUOS WCDMA capability entered the combatant command restricted operations phase in July 2016, allowing early adopters to gain experi-

Marines from the 1st Marine Division test out the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) at a Field User Evaluation in Camp Pendleton, Calif. MUOS is a satellite communication system that uses commercial cell phone technology to increase access while on the battlefield. Marine Corps Systems Command will begin fielding MUOS in the fourth quarter of 2018. Photo by Eddie Young

ence utilizing the new system. Recent Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Marine Corps field exercises have helped to refine concept of operations development and usage. “The feedback we’ve received from the first WCDMA users has been invaluable,” Navy Capt. Chris DeSena, program manager for the Navy Communications Satellite Program Office, which oversees the MUOS program, said. “That was the real dividend of this phase: working out some kinks but also gaining insight for concepts of operations that we didn’t envision even a few years ago.” With the MUOS constella-

tion on-orbit, the ground and network management system operational, and the WCDMA waveform available for end-user radios, operators today with MUOS WCDMA radios are connecting beyond line-of-sight around the globe, transmitting simultaneous voice, video and mission data on an Internet protocol-based system that connects to military networks. MUOS-enabled radio population continues to be the limiting factor for greater MUOS WCDMA use. The system is expected to be declared fully operational following Multi-Service Test and Evaluation in summer 2019.

The Marine Corps announced in June that it would be the first service to widely deploy MUOS, largely due to its investment in MUOS-portable radios over the past six years. The Marine Corps is slated to begin initial MUOS fielding in the fourth quarter of 2018, followed by initial operational capability in the first quarter of 2019. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/spawar.

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NAS Whiting Field recognized for energy excellence By Julie Ziegenhorn NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer


n an announcement Aug. 3, the Secretary of the Navy named NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) the recipient of the Department of the Navy Energy Excellence Award for 2018 in the Navy Small Shore category. The annual Department of the Navy’s Energy Excellence Awards program promotes excellence in the areas of energy security, new technology, innovation, program management and efficiency across the department. “This year’s submissions reflect the hard work and dedication of leaders across the Department that recognize the importance of energy security and its influence on readiness, lethality and modernization,” the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, secretary of the Navy said in a message last week. “Improving the energy resiliency and security of our operating forces and our installations remains a top priority, and I look forward to all your future accomplishments in support of this critical program. Bravo Zulu.” The annual Secretary of the

Navy energy awards recognize outstanding leadership in energy management, innovations in energy efficiency and energy conserving approaches to training, daily operations and maintenance. Points for the awards are given based on operational efficiency, including fuel consumption, as well as awareness and training to increase commitment to the Navy’s energy conservation best practices. Additionally, innovation and new methods in managing energy conservation are considered. NAS Whiting Field’s recognition was achieved through successful implementation of several initiatives resulting in a 19.95 percent energy intensity reduction, already exceeding the 2020 energy goals established by the Secretary of the Navy. This feat was made possible through completion

NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Public Works Department team members smile following the announcement of the Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Small Shore Category award to NASWF. The Public Works Department and all members of NASWF contributed to the award, according to NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee. Photo by Jamie Link

of a year-long Utility Energy Service Contract in partnership with Gulf Power, establishing a culture of conservation onboard the installation through outreach projects, 5K runs, power demonstrations and diligent oversight of daily utility consumption. Additionally, as part of these savings, NAS Whiting Field interconnected several large-scale HVAC plants into a “Virtual Chiller Plant,” which now provides triple redundancy to some of the most critical buildings

Breakfast recognizes Sailors of the Quarter ... The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce recognized NAS Whiting Field’s Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) at a breakfast July 27. The chamber and local businesses provided these outstanding Sailors with gifts and recognition from the local community for a job well done supporting the mission at the base and the nation’s defense. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn

onboard the installation, significantly enhancing the energy resiliency of the base while gaining efficiencies. “We always strive to incorporate operational needs into our energy projects to ensure we enhance our ability to support the mission, while at the same time providing energy savings to the Navy and the taxpayer,” Jason Poe, NAS Whiting Field energy manager said. “Everyone onboard NAS Whiting Field has contributed to this accomplishment,” NAS

Whiting Field Executive Officer, Cmdr. Jim Brownlee said. “You should all be very proud of yourselves and the installation. Congratulations on a job well done.” Among the commands that competed for the energy excellence recognition, 115 were recognized in categories such as Platinum, Gold and Blue levels of achievement, with NAS Whiting Field selected as the Navy Small Shore category overall winner. “The Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award is a tremendous honor that goes to only one small installation across the Navy every year,” Steve Webster, Regional Energy Program Manager, Navy Region Southeast commented. “This award is an acknowledgment of the hard work and efforts at NAS Whiting Field to foster the energy program for the Navy, focusing on reliability and resilience, as well as energy efficiency,” Webster added. “We’re very proud of the team at NAS Whiting (Field) for this richly deserved award.”

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Military Notices Web based field language tests

The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Portuguese-Brazilian or Indonesian linguist skills to participate in the Web Based Field Test (WBFT) to contribute with the revision of these Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). When applying for a WBFT, annotate WBFT in the comments block. The deadline for WBFT participation is Oct. 25. Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_ CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. To learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers, visit www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/clrec.

DLAB and DLPT tests available

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

Purple Heart recipients sought

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

Coast Guard council invitation

The Pensacola chapter of the Coast Guard Friends and Family Retiree Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fellowship-type organization that would love to hear from folks of any Coast Guard association, including active-duty, retired, auxiliary, family members and others. For more information, contact ret. USCG COMM3 Bill Hayden at 554-3858 or e-mail coastguardfamily@yahoo.com.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

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

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville rierfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion.

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“Read all About It...” NMCRS celebrates thrift shop week

A tennis racket and a set of golf clubs, books that tell great stories, a uniform for CPO initiation, enough housewares to outfit a new home and piles of gently used clothing: the things that a thrift shop is made of and the reason for the upcoming celebration. Join the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) for National Thrift Shop Week Aug. 13 trough 18. The NMCRS Thrift Shop is located onboard NASP Corry Station between the bowling alley and the fitness center, and is open to all DoD, active-duty military, retirees and their eligible family members. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit the thrift shop’s FaceBook page at www. facebook.com/Navy-Marine-Corps-Relief-SocietyPensacola for more information and to get your special National Thrift Shop Week coupon. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or e-mail yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

Navy choir seeking members

The Naval Air Training Command Choir, officially sponsored by the U.S. Navy from 1949 until the early 2000s, is reuniting its members from across the decades. Choir alumni have been invited to the University of Florida in Gainesville to perform Dec. 2 with more than 200 other singers and a symphony orchestra in an extraordinary event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the carol Silent Night. An especially unique segment of the concert will musically convey the true story of the 1914 Christmas Eve cease-fire between German and Allied troops in World War I when the soldiers set aside their weapons, exchanged gifts and sang carols together. Former members who still enjoy singing and are interested in participating in this – or future choir activities – should register now at https://tinyurl.com/NATCCSignup or send an e-mail to natcc1@aol.com. Include your name, phone, e-mail, years in the choir, mailing address and vocal range. Interested parties may mail the same information to Dave Scott, P.O. Box 6892, Huntsville, AL 35813. Music scores, recorded rehearsal tracks and other preparation aids will be provided electronically, and two days of rehearsal will precede the concert. Facebook users may connect with choir members at www.facebook.com/groups/natcc.

Onboard NASP NEX announces summer events

NEX will be hosting several events throughout August. Events will include: • Back to School Fashion Show: Calling all models for the Back to School Fashion Show to be held tomorrow, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Sign up at the NEX Main Store Customer Service • Back to School Bash: You are invited to the NEX Back to School Bash and Fashion Show tomorrow, Aug. 11. The fashion show kicks off the festivities at 11 a.m. followed by children-friendly activities throughout the store until 2 p.m., including face painting, crafts, games and more For additional details on any of these events, contact NEX Event Coordinator, Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

Around Town Local candidate forum announced

The “RALLY 2018” candidate forum for primary elections in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties will air live, starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 20 through 22, on WSRE. The program will be simulcast on NewsRadio 92.3 FM and 1620 AM. Races are scheduled for broadcast in the following order: Monday, Aug. 20: • Florida House District 1 • U.S. Congress District 1 • Florida House District 2 Tuesday, Aug. 21: • Okaloosa School Board District 1 • Okaloosa School Board District 3 • Okaloosa School Board District 5 • Santa Rosa School Board District 1 • Santa Rosa School Board District 3 • Santa Rosa School Board District 5 • Escambia School Board District 1 • Escambia School Board District 2 • Escambia School Board District 3



Wednesday, Aug. 22: • Escambia Commissioner District 2 • Escambia Commissioner District 4 • Santa Rosa Commissioner District 2 • Santa Rosa Commissioner District 4 • City of Pensacola Mayor For more information, visit www.wsre.org/rally.

Commodore’s Cup race No. 2

Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race has been rescheduled due to weather concerns and now will be tomorrow, Aug. 11. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www. navypnsyc.org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 2912115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

St. John Catholic School yard sale

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

Panhandle tour group for seniors

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

Sixteenth annual Vettes at the Beach

Join Corvette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 16th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, Sept. 7 through 8. A pre-registration and welcome dinner will be held Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar. The welcome dinner is included in the registration. Registration will be Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $50 and includes Friday’s welcome dinner for two, a dash plaque and entry into the car show. The form and registration information can be found at http://miraclestripcorvette.com/vettes-at-the-beach2018.

Humanists of West Florida assembly

The Humanists of West Florida host a monthly Sunday assembly every second Sunday of the month from 10:45 a.m. to noon. The next meeting will be Aug. 12.and will be a gathering for thought provoking talks for free-thinking people who put their faith in each other. The meeting will be held at the First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard Street. Parking is available behind Open-Books. For more information, visit www.hwfl.org or call 3663410.

Over 50 ballroom dance club

Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club dances every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center located at 913 South I Street Pensacola. This club offers ballroom dancing for adults ages 50 years or older. Dances feature live music and a beautiful dance venue on Pensacola Bay. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Dressy attire; no jeans please. Couples and singles welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. For more information call Pat Foster at 623-5013 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/over55ballroomdanceclub.

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WHITE Less than 80 degrees

GREEN: 80-84.9 degrees

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RED: 88-89.9 degrees

BLACK: 90 or above degrees


CIWT CO visits “IWTC Team San Diego” See page B2 “Spotlight”

Summer’s hot temperatures emphasize importance of heat index and physical exercise From www.ready.navy.mil

Extreme heat can be very dangerous. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the human body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can push the body beyond its limits. In the United States each year, 400 people die from heat-related complications, more than from any other natural disaster. Onboard Navy installations, flag conditions are used to communicate hazardous heat conditions. It is important for Navy personnel and families to understand these flag conditions and what each color means. Flag conditions: White: Extremely intense physical exertion may precipitate heat exhaustion or heat stroke, therefore, caution should be taken. Green: Discretion required in planning heavy exercise for unseasoned personnel. This is a marginal heat stress limit for all personnel. Yellow: Strenuous exercise and activity (e.g. close order drill) should be curtailed for new and unacclimated personnel during the first three weeks of heat exposure. Red: Strenuous exercise curtailed for all personnel with less than 12 weeks training in hot weather. Black: Physical training and strenuous exercise suspended for all personnel (excluding operational commitment not for training purposes). How to prepare for extreme heat: Be informed and know heat terminology: • Heat Wave – An extended period of extreme heat, usually combined with excessive humidity. • Heat Index – A number of degrees in Fahrenheit (F) added to the air temperature that tells how hot it feels with the relative humidity. • Excessive Heat Watch – Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours. • Excessive Heat Warning– Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least two days (daytime highs = 105 to 110° Fahrenheit). • Heat Advisory – Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for one to two days (daytime highs = 100 to 105° Fahrenheit). • Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. • Be aware that people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than are people living in rural areas, due to stagnant and poor air quality,

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U.S. Navy Sailors direct an aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf last August. Navy photo by MC3 Leon Wong

as well as stored heat in asphalt and concrete. • Make a plan to keep you and your family safe from the effects of extreme heat. • Make sure you have a fan, snugly fit window air conditioner, or something to circulate air in extreme heat as many heat-related deaths can be attributed to stagnant atmospheric conditions or poor air quality. • Insulate air ducts and weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in. • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, etc. • Keep storm windows up year round. • Understand that elderly, young, sick and overweight individuals are at greater risk and learn first aid to help treat heat related emergencies. What to do in extreme heat conditions: • Slow down and do not do anything too strenuous. • Stay inside as much as possible. • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. • If air conditioning is not available in your home, stay on the lowest level or go to a public building with air conditioning. • If you stay in your home without air conditioning, make sure there is a way, such as a fan, to circulate the air around you.

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August 10, 2018

CIWT commanding officer visits ‘Team IWTC San Diego’ Courtesy story Center for Information Warfare Training


AN DIEGO – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Andrews visited the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego for the first time, July 16 through 20, since recently taking command. Andrews met with IWTC San Diego staff and toured the training command’s footprint onboard four separate installations across the city. Andrews also traveled with leadership from IWTC San Diego to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to discuss the establishment of a future information warfare training site there to focus on human intelligence education. “The wide spectrum of training operations at IWTC San Diego adds tremendous value not only to the information warfare community, but also to our nation,” Andrews said. “It requires hard work and diligence to effectively prepare Sailors for the Navy the nation needs. The IWTC San Diego team continuously delivers those highly trained Sailors to the fleet.”

During his visit to IWTC San Diego, Andrews recognized the versatility necessary to train Navy personnel of widely varying seniorities and specialties, in addition to instructing both active and reserve forces. He also discussed the challenges and benefits of managing IWTC San Diego’s multiple learning facilities in San Diego, as well as six additional information warfare training sites across the Pacific. “It was a pleasure to be able to host Capt. Andrews and exchange ideas about how enable our Navy to sustain a competitive advantage in the information warfare arena,” Cmdr. Errol Laumann, IWTC San Diego’s commanding officer offered. “Capt. Andrews’ well-rounded career experience has given him

Capt. Nick Andrews (top center of table), commanding officer of Center for Information Warfare Training, meets with staff of Information Warfare Training Command San Diego during a site visit. Andrews is visiting each of his reporting commands to meet and talk with Sailors and leadership at each location. Photo by CTT1 Keith Van Horn

a breadth of knowledge and perspective that is difficult to match among naval officers, and I am excited to work for him.” “As the once disparate specialties within the information warfare community continue to coalesce, it is more important than ever for our educational institutions to embrace new technologies and methodologies that can serve as force multipliers,” Lt. Cmdr. John Connally, executive officer of IWTC San Diego said. “Capt. Andrews

emphasized these tenets during his visit, which inspires confidence that the U.S. Navy’s information warfare forces will continue to be the most effectively trained in the world.” IWTC San Diego, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

For more on IWTC San Diego, visit www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/IWTCsandiego or find them on Facebook. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www. navy.mil/local/cid, www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt, www. facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter. com/usnavy.

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

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

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

NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services

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

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

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

NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall

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

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

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

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

charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows

victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the

offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com.


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Broadway in Pensacola

Saenger Theatre are thrilled to announce the 2018/19 Broadway in Pensacola Season. Productions included in the upcoming season are Something Rotten!, The Wizard of Oz, Kinky Boots, Evita, Finding Neverland and Cruel Intentions. Photo from www.pensacolasaenger.com

From Kathy Summerlin Director of Booking and Marketing, Saenger Theatre Jam Theatricals Friends of the Saenger and the Saenger Theatre are thrilled to announce the 2018/19 broadway in Pensacola season. Productions included in the upcoming season are Something Rotten!, The Wizard of Oz, Kinky Boots, Evita, Finding Neverland and Cruel Intentions. “We are excited to celebrate this Broadway season at the Saenger Theatre, bringing the best of broadway to the Pensacola community

and our subscribers,” Steve Traxler, President of Jam Theatricals, said. “With our lineup for the 2018/2019 season, there is truly no better time than now to become a subscriber and enjoy the benefits of supporting great theater in Pensacola.” Subscriptions for this excitement-packed season are on sale now. Tickets for individual shows will be announced at a later date. Subscribers enjoy exclusive benefits including a guarantee of the same great seats to each season show, and the option to renew those seats from

year to year. In addition, subscribers receive additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. Tickets are received via mail prior the performance to avoid box office lines – and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge for subscribers. The times and dates for the shows are as follows: • Something Rotten! – Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. • The Wizard of Oz – Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. • Kinky Boots – Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. • Evita – Jan. 17 at

7:30 p.m. • Finding Neverland – March 27 at 8 p.m. • Cruel Intentions – May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Additional details on performances may be found online at www. PensacolaSaenger.com. This season, the Saenger Theater will offer one subscription package ranging in price from $280 to $285. To become a subscriber of the broadway in Pensacola 2018/2019 season, call the box office at 595-3880, visit www.PensacolaSaenger. com or visit the Saenger Theatre box office at 22 East Intendencia Street.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Hotel Transylvania t 3” (PG) 3D: 5 p.m. c “Ant-Man and the h Wasp” (PG13) 3D: 7:10 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

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“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. “Mile 22” (R) 5 p.m. This showing is free

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 5:30 p.m.

“Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: 10 a.m.

“Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: 8 p.m.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 3:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 2D: 6 p.m.

“Uncle Drew” (PG13) Noon “Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: 2:10 p.m.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 2D: 4:20 p.m. “Silario: Day of the Soldado” (R) 7 p.m.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 12:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 4:50 p.m.

“The First Purge” (R) “The First Purge” (R) 8:40 p.m. 7:20 p.m. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 2D: 7:10 p.m. through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 “Skyscraper” (PG13) through 11, free for 5 and younger 2D: 5:10 p.m. NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday. “The First Purge” (R) Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. 7:30 p.m. com.

THURSDAY “Skyscraper” (PG13) 3D: 5 p.m. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG13) 3D: 7:10 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 3D: 5:10 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

August 10, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course Try this at the Tickets and TravGolf tournael office Bldg. 3787 at • ment: A.C. Read Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Golf Course will host Course is a prerequi- a three-day match site for all NAS Pen- play golf tournament sacola backpacking Aug. 24 through 26. trips. The next course Deadline to sign up is scheduled Sept. 22 is Aug. 16, or the first through 23. See below 60 teams. Teams of for more details. For two are allowed, $155 more information call per person. For more information, call 452281-5489.. • Backpacking 2454 and sign up at 101 Skills Course: the golf course. In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in October, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Movies on the Lawn: There will be movies shown on the lawn in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 4522372. • Sailing classes: Bayou Grande Marina is hosting sailing classes for beginner and intermediate student throughout August. Upon scucessful completition, students will recieve a U.S. Naval Sailing Association certifications, recognized throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. Class times include: beginners Aug.18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., class price $40 and intermediate tomorrow, Aug. 11 and 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., class price $45. For more information and boat rental prices, call 452-4152. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr. com.






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