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Marine operations to be conducted at NASP ... U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) from Camp Lejeune, N.C., will be operating at NAS Pensacola through Aug. 26. Training missions will be conducted by HMH464 (Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 464) and HMLA-269 (Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269) from Jacksonville, S.C. HMH-464 will be flying the CH-53, the largest helicopter in the Marine Corps inventory. HMLA-269 will be flying the AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1Y Venoms. While at NASP, training will include night operations until early morning on several days. Residents near the air station can expect increased noise levels as the aircraft take off and land at the base.

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TW-6 holds change of command today From TraWing Six

A change of command is scheduled for Training Wing Six (TraWing Six) for today, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola.

Capt. Edward L. Heflin

Capt. Willie D. Billingslea will be turning over command of TraWing Six to Capt. Edward L. Heflin. Billingslea will be transferring to ComUS-

NavCent in Manama, Bahrain. Heflin, a native of Waukesha, Wis., enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and completed Naval Nuclear Power School in April 1987. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on a NROTC scholarship. He graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and was commissioned in August 1991. He received his naval flight officer wings in October 1993 and reported to the “Grim Reapers” of Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) for initial train-

ing in the F-14 Tomcat. His operational assignments include tours with Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) deployed aboard USS America (CV 66) in support of Operations Deny Flight, Deliberate Force, Southern Watch,

Capt. Willie D. Billingslea

and Decisive Endeavor; and aboard USS GeorgeWashington (CVN 73) in support of Operation

Back to school with Operation Homefront ... Jocelyn Cruz helps her son, Gavin, with his new backpack during the Operation Homefront Southeast annual Back-to-School Brigade event Aug. 7 at the NAS Pensacola Community Center in the Lighthouse Terrace neighborhood. Operation Homefront is a military support nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance and morale boosting programming to military families in the U.S. Every year, the group collects school supplies nationwide and holds events to distribute the supplies. Officials said 250 backpacks were distributed at the event along with other donated books and items. For more information, go to Photo by Janet Thomas

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NASP reunion celebration to take place Aug. 21-23 From the Pensacola Chamber Foundation

In recognition of the centennial anniversary of the nation’s oldest naval air station, Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, the Pensacola Chamber Foundation and several other regional partners will be presenting the NAS Pensacola 100-Year Reunion Weekend to honor the significant history and impact the base has brought to Northwest

Florida. The three-day reunion will kick off Aug. 21 at 12:30 p.m., with a golf tournament at Marcus Pointe Golf Club. Active and retired military members will be paired with local community leaders for a festive event, which will include lunch, social activities and cash prizes. On Aug. 22, Seville Quarter

NavScolEOD instructor honored with Purple Heart By Billy P. Martin NavScolEOD PAO

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE – Saying he joined the military to save lives, Air Force Staff Sgt. Douglas Ryan was presented the Purple Heart Medal by Navy Capt. William Noel, commanding

Air Force Staff Sgt. Douglas Ryan is presented the Purple Heart Medal by Navy Capt. William Noel, commanding officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) Aug. 8. Photo by Gordon Robinson

officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) during a ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base Aug. 8. Ryan, currently an instructor in the Air Ordnance Division at the school, received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action while deployed in Afghanistan March 18, 2010. The event took place at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial. “The Purple Heart is a physical reminder to me how precious and fragile life is,” Ryan said. “I originally joined the military to save lives and be a part of something bigger than myself. I have a beautiful wife and son, and my goal is to be an example to them and to leave this world better than I found it.” While serving as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in the vicinity

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will present the NAS Pensacola 100-Year Reunion celebration from 6 to 10 p.m., which will feature nine decorated rooms – each showcasing a theme of NAS Pensacola’s history. During the event, members from all branches of the military will have the opportunity to share their stories and contributions from their time at NAS Pensacola, pro-

viding a first-hand historical look at the base’s history. The celebration will conclude with a baseball game at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, featuring the Pensacola Blue Wahoos playing rivals Montgomery Biscuits. Sponsors for the reunion weekend include the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pen Air

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NMOTC hosts change of command, retirement ceremony NMOTC Public Affairs

More than 200 service members, civilian employees and invited guests witnessed the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s (BuMed) premier training

Capt. Paul Kane

establishment for operational medicine and aviation survival training change of command Aug. 14 at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Commanding Officer Capt. James P. Norton, turned over the helm of what has been a naval aviation mainstay for generations to Capt. Paul Kane during the hour-long ceremony. Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) Commander Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-

Boyle, served as the ceremony’s presiding officer. Norton, the senior aviation physiologist on activeduty, cited the enlisted and

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Capt. James P. Norton

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NETPDTC employee is Escambia County mentor of year for Big Brothers Big Sisters From Kristy Craig Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida recently announced Laura Bryant as 2013 Big of the Year for Escambia County. Bryant is a personnel psychologist for the Navy Advancement Center at Saufley Field, under Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC). She received her award at Saufley Field Aug. 8 with her “Little Sister” Shay there to cheer for her. Bryant has been matched with Shay since August 2007.

Throughout their many years together, Bryant has taught Shay many firsts and exposed her to numerous different activities, including playing chess, learning to make pottery, eating sushi and planting a vegetable garden, which Bryant used to teach Shay about healthy eating choices. Bryant and Shay also share a love of books, so they spend a lot of time together at the library and local bookstores. Bryant was also able to take her Little Sister with her to Disney World this past spring break. In addition to helping Shay achieve new personal achievements and growth, Bryant has helped Shay be-

Bryant helps her with anything she needs, including teaching her valuable life lessons. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has been the area’s leader in one-to-one youth service for 25 years by providing caring, adult mentors to children ages 6 to 18. Their mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 581 children in Northwest Florida. For more information, visit

(Left-right) Michelle Byrd, case manager; “Big Sister” Laura Bryant; “Little Sister” Shay.

come an A/B honor roll student, which made Shay’s family proud. Shay recently told

her case manager, “Laura is a great person and a wonderful influence,” and she loves that

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NHP: New restrictions on pain management drug

Southern Watch. He served as training officer with Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) deployed aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and as a department head with Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) deployed aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following a transition to the FA-18F Super Hornet, he served as executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32) deployed aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He assumed command of the “Swordsmen” in May 2009 and deployed aboard USS Harry S. Truman(CVN 75) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Heflin is a graduate of the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (TOPGUN) course, and a distinguished graduate of the National War College, where he earned a master’s of science degree in national security strategy. His shore duty assignments include tours as an instructor at the Strike Weapons and Tactics School, Atlantic; flag aide to the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; operations officer with the “Gladiators” of VFA-106; and division chief for global force management assigned to the deputy director for regional, force management, and future operations in the Operations Directorate (J-3) on the Joint Staff. Heflin has accumulated more than 3,200 flight hours and 750 carrier arrested landings. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (Individual with Combat “V” and six Strike Flight awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards, three with Combat “V”), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous campaign medals and service awards.

By Jason Bortz, NHP PAO

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has designated tramadol (Ultram®) as a schedule IV controlled substance. Beginning Aug. 18, new restrictions will apply to tramadol prescriptions. Medications are designated as controlled substances based on their relative abuse potential and the likelihood of causing dependence when abused. Tramadol is a medication used for pain. What this means to beneficiaries:

• Prescribers and pharmacies will follow all applicable state and federal requirements for controlled substances when tramadol is prescribed. • Tramadol prescription will only be valid for six months from the date written. This includes any prescriptions written before Aug. 18. Previously, prescriptions for tramadol were valid for one year. • Refills remaining on prescriptions will not be valid if the prescription is older than six months or if the prescription has already been refilled five times.

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Federal Credit Union, Gulf Power Company, Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, Clever Ogre, Navy Federal Credit Union, Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, Pensacola News Journal, WEAR ABC Channel 3, News Radio 1620/Cat Country 98.7 and Ballinger Publishing. NavScolEOD from page 1

of Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in the Helmand Province, Ryan and other members of the coalition forces were clearing a route for troops and supplies when the vehicle Ryan was driving was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). He immediately began conducting a postblast analysis to collect evidence and ensure the area was free from any further explosive devices. Ryan’s actions directly NMOTC from page 1

commissioned service members as instrumental in NMOTC’s – and his own – continued success for the three decades he was associated with naval aviation. “Twenty-nine years ago I graduated from NAMI (Naval Aviation Medical Institute) and this continues to grow,” he said. “The service members – the enlisted Sailors and commissioned officers – and civilian and contract employees are what has made this organization continue to thrive. What we do every day – the Navy depends on us: ships don’t sail, subs don’t dive, aviators don’t

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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.

Known as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation,” NAS Pensacola is one of the largest training operations in the Navy and graduates nearly 60,000 students from its training programs each year. For more information, visit or contact Debi Panyko, director of Armed Services for the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, at 438-4081, ext. 227, or

contributed to the safe movement of the other members of his team away from the kill zone. Upon completion of the mission, he was evacuated to Camp Bastion to undergo medical evaluations and treatment for injuries sustained during the blast. Any military member of the United States armed forces is entitled to awarding of the Purple Heart Medal, in the name of the president of the United States, for injury or death during direct or indirect

launch, the Marines don’t go ashore and special operations don’t insert unless we do our job. We train the medical support that allows the fleet to do their job.” Norton retired after the change of command ceremony, culminating a 30-year career which saw both the advent of new technology in the aviation and water survival training pipeline as well as throughout operational medicine. Commander, Naval Safety Center, Rear Adm. Kenneth “K.J.” Norton, Capt. James Norton’s brother, served as guest speaker during the retirement ceremony. Norton, a native of White

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,

• Prescriptions for tramadol may not be filled or refilled more than five times within a six month period. • The total quantity dispensed may not exceed a six-month supply. For example: a prescription may be written for a 90-day supply with one refill or a 30-day supply with five refills. • Tramadol prescriptions will need to be written by a licensed provider with a valid DEA number. For questions, contact the Naval Hospital Pensacola Pharmacy at 505-6640.

combat operations. NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to U.S., partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. For information about the EOD School and its training visit http://www.netc. To learn more about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit

Bear, Minn., was commissioned as a lieutenant junior grade in 1984 and was winged as Aerospace Physiologist No. 141 in 1985. Norton served at a variety of duty stations during his 30-year career, most recently as the executive officer of Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill., and subsequently as the commanding officer of NMOTC. Kane, a New Hyde Park, N.Y., native was commissioned as an ensign after attending the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, graduating with a medical doctorate in 1992. He most recently served as the force surgeon at Commander,

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There’s nothing like a good ‘old’ summer vacation By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


don’t “need a vacation from my vacation,” but after two weeks in a beach cottage with my extended family I could really use microdermabrasion, arthroscopic knee surgery, a colonic and a full course of psychotherapy. Vacations just are not the same when you get older. When I was a teenager, I came home from my family’s beach vacations with nothing more than a peeling nose and maybe a few deck splinters. But now that I am in my 40s, simple vacation activities such as sunbathing, swimming and paddleball leave me in need of urgent medical attention. My family and I left the safe little confines of our military base housing for two weeks, and drove the 12-hour trek down the East Coast to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Just like every year, our family of five, along with my mother, my brother and his family of five, packed ourselves like lemmings into our

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modest 1970s beach cottage. At the beginning of the vacation, the adults envisioned getting up with the sun every morning to jog along the bike path, where other vacationers could see how disciplined we are. As planned, I got up early the first morning, and picked a jogging outfit from the stack of work out clothes I had ambitiously packed for the trip. Of course, I had to have coffee before setting out, but not enough to awaken my digestive tract. Then, I announced loud enough for everyone to hear, “I’m going on a run,” and let the screened door slam behind me to ensure that anyone within earshot would be impressed that I’m one of those

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. people who run at the beach. About 20 minutes later, I was only about a mile from our cottage, soaked in sweat and frantic that my bladder might give way. Thankfully,

a port-a-potty at a tiny public park saved me the humiliation of ducking into someone’s shrubbery. I slowly stumbled back through the dunes to our cottage, picking up the pace to a jog only when passing witnesses. I was happy to see four blisters on my feet when I got home, because I knew they would serve as an adequate excuse to not run again during our vacation. Later that week while lounging on the beach, the adult women did a sort of reenactment of the QuintHooper-Brody-drunken-scarcomparison scene in “Jaws” when we took turns pointing out our liver spots, barnacles and moles. Despite our rational conclusion that sitting out in the sun would only age our skin faster, we all agreed with the old adage that “tan fat is better than white fat,” so we stayed out late into the afternoon. Sometime at the end of week one, I made the mistake of agreeing to play beach volleyball. Soon after taking my position as right side hitter, I was forced to jump four inches off the sand to block a

shot. This simple move caused my knee to slightly hyperextend. For the remainder of the vacation, while engaging in simple activities such as paddle ball and wading in the ocean, I was on alert that my weakened knee might buckle backward like some kind of old Barbie doll. The other adults in our family suffered similar oldage vacation injuries, while our children frolicked carefree. By the end of week two we had collectively accumulated one wobbly knee, five ugly blisters, a swollen wrist, a strained achilles, three bruises of unknown origin and four cases of heartburn. The anti-inflammatories and antacids were being doled out like candy, along with some embarrassing over-thecounter remedies to deal with digestive backup from all the overeating. Even though we do not experience vacations the same way we did when we were young, perhaps the benefit of being so weathered, worn and weary after two weeks at the beach is that it is actually a relief to get back to life’s daily grind.

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The Navy Lodge is at 875 Radford Blvd. aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. It has 96 rooms and offers free Wi-Fi, family suites and laundry facilities.

Navy Lodge lobby gets a makeover Story, photos by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The Navy Lodge at Naval Air Station Pensacola recently celebrated the reopening of its lobby following a $300,000 makeover, according to Brandon LaVoie, the general manager of the 96-room hotel. Officials said the lobby update is part of ongoing improvements at the lodge. During an Aug. 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins had high praise for the project. “This facility is absolutely beautiful,� Hoskins said. Hoskins applauded the collective vision of the team members and he said the changes will better serve transitioning families that come to Pensacola. Special features include private balconies with bayfront views, in-room kitchens, a mini mart, tropical landscaping and a playground area. For more information, call 456-8676 Guest Services Representative Lea Hardaway works at or go to the front desk in the newly renovated lobby.

Above: Guests are free to retreat to the Hammock Grove, a cool hideaway next to the picnic shelters behind the Navy Lodge. At right: A brick pathway that leads down the hill behind the Navy Lodge offers access to the beach.

Above: The lobby renovation included the addition of a free, full-service breakfast bar. Offerings include coffee, juice, hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, muffins and fruit. Guests also can make themselves a waffle. At left: Carolina Williams sits at one of the tables in the lobby to share breakfast with her son, Alex.



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A flag for the future USS America By Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO


retired fourth grade teacher visited NAS Pensacola’s Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Aug. 1 with a special flag he is taking around the country. “How will you live your life? What will you do with the liberty you have been given? How will you pursue happiness?” These were the questions Larry Ross, a teacher from Canaan, Maine, posed as he pulled a black accordion folder and an American flag out of his backpack. Ross has been taking this flag around the country and using it to teach young people about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. NAS Pensacola was one stop on this journey, which will end in San Francisco Oct.11 at the commissioning ceremony for the future USS America (LHA 6). The flag itself is an ordinary national ensign, but Ross is taking it around the United States to create what he calls “teachable moments” in the lives of young people. He describes the flag as a symbol of the many service men and women who have sacrificed their lives for their country. He then tells the life stories of servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. During the Pensacola stop, the presentation was given to a group of service members, rep-

resenting commands from across NASP including the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels; Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21); Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and NATTC. As part of his presentation, he told the stories of five Sailors and Marines who lost their lives during service to their country. They all had a different story of why they joined, where they were from and how they became an American hero we should all remember. They all demonstrated their commitment to living positive lives and exemplifying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Ross has stories of Sailors and Marines from across the United States in all 50 states and each has a story that he uses to help teach young people about the sacrifices they made and how it has impacted their families today. Ross wrapped his presentation up posing the questions “how do you use your life, and liberty? And how will you pursue happiness?” He passed out a card with the seal of the future

HM2 Jonathan Vandervis of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels; Maj. Frank Shone from Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21); Lt. Jonathan Bacon from Naval Air Technical Training Center; and Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows from Naval Education and Training Command, hold the American flag that Larry Ross has been taking around the country. He will present the flag to the crew of the future USS America (LHA 6) at the ship’s commissioning ceremony in San Francisco Oct. 11. NATTC photo

USS America on one side and a pledge to consider on the other. The pledge, built out of the examples he shared, was to “protect my life and the lives of others, to use my liberty for good and to help others do the same, and to pursue my happiness.” Those who were interested could make the pledge, sign the card, and the signed cards would be presented with the flag to the crew of the USS America at the ship’s commissioning. Ross will continue his flag tour throughout the summer, with stops in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., as he heads across the country. Since 1942, NATTC has

been committed to delivering training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student population is made up of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they are learning the skills and knowledge required to perform as apprentice level technicians in the fleet. The center also provides airman apprenticeship training, personal financial management, and shipboard aircraft firefighting training. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers, and technical training for

officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, amphibious air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and shipboard aircraft fire fighting. Additionally, NATTC supports the fleet by providing team training to ships personnel during their pre-deployment workups, to ensure that shipboard personnel have the proficiency required to take their ship on deployment, after a prolonged period in port. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www. /Default.aspx.



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NASWF names Sailors of the Quarter By Lt.j.g. Brett Resue NASWF PAO


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for the third quarter fiscal year 2014. This awards program is designed to give recognition to the top performing Sailors at various levels of enlisted service. The SoQ is the top performing first class petty officer. The Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ) is the best performing second class petty officer. Lastly, the Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJoQ) is the most impressive Sailor in the junior ranks. AC1 Dennisha Jones, AB2 Adam Harless and AC3 Darren Williams have been respectively recognized as the SoQ, JSoQ and BJoQ. These Sailors are being recognized for outstanding performance while on duty and through their involvement within the community. Jones is currently serving as facility watch supervisor for NASWF. In addition, Jones is the Sexual Assault Prevention and

Response (SAPR) point of contact as well as a SAPR victim advocate (VA), and the divisional Enterprise Safety Applications Management System (ESAMS) supervisor. These duties have allowed for 16,000 flight operations and 11,000 flight plans and flight information messages in support of Training Air Wing Five mission readiness. She has also provided mandatory training to 76 Sailors in support of the Navy’s goal to raise awareness and prevent sexual assault. Jones’ department head, Robert Asmus, said, “Petty Officer Jones’ superior performance and initiative distinguishes her from her peers. She is an enthusiastic leader and exhibits the finest qualities of

leadership, personal growth and versatility.” Harless is a departmental supply petty officer, minor property custodian and HazMat coordinator. He is responsible for the management, logistics, inventory and procurement of supplies in support of nine active Naval Outlying Landing Fields, totaling $480,109.63. Additionally, he is an active member of the NAS Whiting Field’s color guard team and has performed at two change of command ceremonies, one retirement ceremony and the city of Milton Memorial Day ceremony. As an ARFF chief, he trained, supervised and managed three ARFF crewmembers in all aspects of aircraft firefighting and

AC1 Dennisha Jones

rescue procedures to support Training Air Wing Five and Six, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other aircraft operations. Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, crash officer, praised Harless’ superior performance in his nomination statement by saying, “Petty Officer Harless is an exceptional deckplate leader and technical expert. He is without a doubt, my No. 1 nominee for Junior Sailor of the Quarter.” AC3 Darren Williams is a very involved junior Sailor. His present duties are Naval Outlying Landing Field Choctaw facility watch supervisor, local controller, and training petty officer. He is also the mail petty officer. As facility watch supervisor,

AB2 Adam Harless

a position normally held by first class petty officer, he was responsible for the safe and expeditious handling of 8,370 T-6 and JSF aircraft operations at NOLF Choctaw. As the training petty officer for six air traffic controllers and oversaw and coordinated the crew’s weekly training plan, consisting of professional and general military training lessons and on-the-job training of air controllers. Additionally, he dedicated 36 hours serving as the junior enlisted association’s master-at-arms. In this position, he fostered unit cohesion and helped maintain good order and discipline during three association events. Robert Asmus, operations department head,

AC3 Darren Williams

said, “AC3 Williams is a top-notch Sailor who exemplifies the highest standards in military bearing and personal appearance. His unwavering dedication to the Navy’s core values has set the highest standards for juniors and peers to follow.” “It’s always difficult to select Sailors of the Quarter from the terrific pool of quality Sailors we have at NAS Whiting Field,” NAS Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Greggory Gray said. “These three Sailors were truly outstanding, and I am impressed with their professionalism and dedication. Congratulations to those selected and to all the other candidates recommended for the award this quarter.”

NAS Whiting Field FFSC will host 25th annual job fair Aug. 21 From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

More than 50 employers are already signed up for Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s 25th annual job fair coming Aug. 21. The event is free and open to the public as well as to the prospective employers. This is the silver anniversary for a highly successful event that regularly brought in more than 1,000 job seekers in each of the past five years. Sikes Hall will once again serve as the setting for the fair. Employers already lined up for this year’s job fair include: ExpressJet Airlines, Air Bus, Florida Fish and Wildlife,

Florida Highway Patrol, Georgia Pacific, Gulf Power, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Lockheed Martin, Navy Federal Credit Union, UTC Aerospace Systems, Landrum Staffing, Northwestern Mutual and more. These local, regional and national employers form a wide cross-section of industry and business which will be represented. Sikes Hall, a spacious, airconditioned facility, provides for approximately 80 employers to set up individual displays and recruiting tables. All employers actively seeking qualified veterans and those with military experience are strongly encouraged to attend. This job fair provides a unique occa-

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sion for employers to screen a remarkable talent pool from a broad cross-section of the workforce, without having to schedule individual office visits. Company personnel can quickly screen applicants’ and then invite the most promising candidates for more in-depth interviews. Many employers attending last year’s job fair held on-the-spot interviews with qualified individuals, and many made job offers. The job fair serves as a great opportunity for job seekers to learn about careers, meet with employers who are hiring, discover what companies need and obtain first hand information about the company from a live representative.

Employers may phone NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177, or fax (850) 623-7642 or (850) 623-7690 to request a table at this event. E-mails may be sent to Darryl.Johnson2, or Terri.Maddox, to request registration information. Job seekers: dress to impress, bring a good supply of resumes and show up at the door. Active-duty members, veterans or family members who would like assistance in preparing a resume, practice interviewing or other job search assistance should contact the FFSC Transition Assistance and Family Member Employment team.

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Museum event spotlights moon landing

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The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing with a presentation and book signing by Jay Barbree, author of the book “Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight.” The presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 16, at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Discovery Saturday presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, go to or call 453-2389.

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Marine MMOA team to visit area

The Pensacola area will be the second stop on the annual Manpower Management Officer Assignments (MMOA) branch visit to the Marine Corps’ major commands. The MMOA Roadshow affords officers an opportunity to discuss future assignments with their PMOS monitor. All-officer manpower overview briefings are scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 21 at the NASP Mustin Beach Club ballroom and at 8 a.m. Aug. 22 at NAS Whiting Field (in the atrium of Bldg. 1417). Afterward, personal interviews will be conducted by aviation and ground monitors. To schedule interviews, contact the site coordinators: • NAS Pensacola, MATSG-21: Maj. Frank Shone, operations officer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3041 or e-mail at • NAS Whiting Field, Training Air Wing Five: Lt. Col. Scott Payne, operations officer, by phone at (850) 623-7147 or by e-mail at Sonja.Presley@Navy.Mil.

Local club presents photography show

The 21st annual Power of Photography Show starts today, Aug. 15, and continues through Aug. 17 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 Jefferson St. The show features a juried art contest and a vendor expo. Tomorrow, Aug. 16, guests may attend free seminars in an upstairs classroom. The show benefits ARC Gateway. Organizers, the Wide Angle Photo Club, have donated more than $35,000 to ARC Gateway in the last 11 years. Show hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Aug. 15, during Gallery Night; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 16; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Admission is free, but donations to ARC Gateway are welcome. For more information, go to www.wideangle

Red, White and Blue 5K cancelled

The American Red Cross of Northwest Florida has announced that the annual Red, White and Blue 5K run/walk, which was scheduled for Aug. 23 in Fort

Walton Beach, has been cancelled. For more information, call 432-7601.

Church plans anniversary celebration

Officials at Warrington Baptist Church, 103 West Winthrop Ave., have invited members of the community to a celebration for the church’s 75th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Former pastor, the Rev. Larry White, will speak and a dinner will follow on the grounds. For more information, call 455 4578.

‘Courage’ to be topic of discussion

Local author and speaker Kathleen O. Logan is scheduled to lead a discussion at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Angel’s Garden Gift Shop, 1208 North 12th Ave. The topic is “Courage.” Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Debbie Tracy at 435-9555.

Coin collectors to meet Aug. 21

Members of the Pensacola Coin Collector Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Color run to kick off CFC for 2014

To kick off the annual Combined Federal Campaign, NATTC is presenting the 2014 Esca/Rosa CFC 5K Color Run Aug. 29 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The event will be open to active-duty military, DoD employees and contractors only. The competitive wave, which is open to the first 200 racers to register, is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Aug. 29. Registration is $15 for single runners and $10 per member for teams of five. Runners must complete

a registration form for the competitive wave. A non-competitive wave is scheduled to start at 7:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for the noncompetitive wave. To register, runners from NATTC and NASP should send e-mails to or; runners from NASP Corry Station and Naval Hospital Pensacola should send e-mails to or

POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 16

The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 16th annual POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at New World Landing. The event will honor two local men who both graduated from Woodham High School – former prisoner of war CSM Frederick H. Crowson, U.S. army retired, and CWO3 Randolph Jefferson Ard, U.S. Army, who is listed as missing in action. Ard’s brother, John Ard, be the guest speaker. Cost is $15 per person. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. To make reservations, call 436-8552.

Retired military seminar announced

The 42st annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium, Bldg. 633. The event is sponsored by the Retired Activities Office and the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center. Representatives from the Veterans Administration, Naval Hospital Pensacola, TRICARE, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fleet and Family Support Center and the Retired Activities Office will be present to address issues and answer questions. For more information, call 452-5990.

Day of fishing planned in Destin

The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors are presenting the second annual Soldiers on the Water event Aug. 23 and registration is open for any interested wounded warriors. The event provides a day of fishing in Destin to wounded Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Gold Star children. It will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. and will conclude at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, go to or contact Justin Lindsey by e-mail at ecarsoldiersonthewater@ or by phone at (850) 714-4663.

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NETSAFA CIvilian of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


Avoid a thirsty fate ...

Hydrate! By MC3 Jeffrey Madlangbayan USS George H.W. Bush

• August in Florida can be brutal • Heat illnesses can befall the most fit


SS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) at sea (NNS) – As temperatures continue to rise, so does the chance of heat related injuries. Since the beginning of deployment, the George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has transitioned from winter, to brief spring-like temperatures in the Mediterranean, to the humid temperature of the Arabian Sea. Sudden changes of temperatures make the risk of dehydration especially dangerous if a Sailor doesn’t drink water often. Lt. William Burrell, a physician assistant from the medical department, recommends Sailors drink two to three liters of water a day to remain hydrated under normal conditions. “Hydration is one of the most important factors we have to deal with every day, especially in the hot environment we are operating in,” said Burrell. “Since many of us are not accustomed to a hot environment like this, we may need to triple the normal amount to stay hydrated.” HM2 Brian Prendingue, from the ship’s medical department, explains how dehydration occurs and how easy it is to lose water in a hot environment. “Dehydration occurs when the amount of liquid a person loses is more than the amount

they gain,” said Prendingue. “When performing demanding tasks such as working in a hot machinery room or on the flight deck it is easy to get hot. The body’s natural response is to regain normal temperature by sweating, which causes the body to lose vital water.” Just like a plant needs water to develop and survive, the human body also needs the right amount of water for maximum performance. There are many aspects that determine how much water a person should drink. “Environmental factors, such as high temperatures or humidity, cause the body to produce more sweat,” said Burrell. “Each individual’s body composition and chemical balance determines the amount of water that person needs. More water must be consumed to compensate for sweating and the effects of consuming substances such as caffeine or aspirin, which trigger the kidneys to release extra water.” One of the most common effects of dehydration is heat injuries, which include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and

heat stroke. Each is more severe as dehydration becomes more prolonged. “When we’re dehydrated, the body can’t regulate its temperature properly, and that results in heat injuries,” said Burrell. “Plus, the lack of water makes it difficult for our bodies to get rid of the things that we don’t need, and this keeps us feeling unbal-

anced and unable to properly function.” Staying hydrated also involves knowing how much water you have in your own body. Burrell recommends that Sailors constantly keep track of how much water they have in their body. “You may not know if you’re in a constant state of dehydration, which is dangerous because dehydration can sneak up on you,” said Burrell. “If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated and need water.” Prendingue adds that it’s important for Sailors to recognize how dehydrated they are. Mild stages of dehydration will result in an unclear urine color and include thirst, dry mouth and skin, and fatigue. “Moderate to severe dehydration includes dark yellow urine, headache, moderate to extreme fatigue, vomiting, dizziness and fainting,” said Prendingue. “Additionally, dehydration may progress to the severe level slowly, from days or weeks without enough water.” From mild to severe dehydration, Prendingue said the most efficient way of determining degree of dehydration is by urine color. “We teach everyone about urine color for severity of dehydration,” said Prendingue. “The darker the urine, the worse off you will be.” When consuming liquids other than water, Prendingue recommends that Sailors should reduce their intake of caffeine

and carbonated liquids, because they do more harm than good to the body. “Beverages like coffee, tea, soda and especially energy drinks do not hydrate,” said Prendingue. “Instead, they dehydrate. Intake should be limited to no more than one to two of these beverages a day, along with drinking adequate amounts of water.” Burrell adds that it is OK to consume drinks other than water, as long as you remain hydrated. “Although water should be consumed more than any other liquid, the body relies on other substances as well, such as electrolytes, in order to maintain a healthy life style,” said Burrell. “Electrolytes, commonly found in fruit juices and sports drinks, can affect and regulate the hydration of the body, as well as help carry out bodily functions.” Sports drinks contain high levels of electrolytes, and should be consumed along with water. Burrell recommends drinking plenty of water with a sports drink, since it is made for replenishment rather than rehydration. “Water is the best fluid to drink to stay hydrated, and maintain a good, constant energy level and a healthy sleep cycle,” said Burrell. “Proper hydration must always be part of a healthy lifestyle, along with eating healthy and working out.” For more news from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), visit

Hyperthermia, heat injuries strike quickly By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Summer heat can be a joy to some and burden to others. Whether relishing in the warmth, or trying to avoid it, the rising temperature can wreak havoc on the body. “Hyperthermia is caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment,” said Kim Calvin, program assistant at the National Institute on Aging. “(Heat emergencies such as) heat fatigue, heat syncope – sudden dizziness after prolonged exposure to the heat – heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all forms of hyperthermia. These conditions can pose special health

risks for older adults, and can increase with the combination of outside temperature, general health and individual lifestyle.” The Red Cross advises being informed of weather conditions and expected heat waves, and to be aware of any personal physical conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure that can put a person at higher risk of being affected by a heat related emergency. If a local heat advisory is in effect, avoid or postpone outdoor activities and stay inside, preferably in air conditioned spaces. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing, and drink plenty of water. For those without air conditioning in their homes, public facilities such as libraries and malls offer free entry to an air conditioned space to spend time during the warmest parts of the day.

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If a person is affected by a heat emergency, they will display certain tell-tale symptoms. Heat exhaustion is characterized by cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion. Heat stroke – usually caused when heat exhaustion is ignored – is a life-threatening condition characterized by extremely high body temperature; red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing; confusion; vomiting; and seizures. If signs of heat stroke occur, immediately call 911 and begin cooling the victim. Cool them by immersing the victim in cool water or covering them in cool, damp towels, rotating the towels frequently. If they are alert, give the person sports drinks or water at a rate of a half cup every 15 minutes.

Jokes & Groaners Blazingly bad jokes Q: What does a bee do when it is hot? A: He takes off his yellow jacket. It was during a heat wave in August one summer when I saw this sign on a telephone pole. “Garage sale this Sunday, 7 a.m. until 100 degrees.” It’s so hot – the soup company has changed the directions on its cans to “Just pour and eat.” It’s so hot – All the water buffalo at the zoo evaporated. It’s so hot – I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking. It’s so hot – You discover that it only takes two fingers to drive your car. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen




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Navy’s international training command selects CoQ By Lt. Cmdr. Shelline Floyd Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity PAO


fficials at the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) announced July 30 their selection of Ruthanna Marie Brown as Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the third quarter of 2014. “It is an honor to work at NETSAFA,” said Brown. “I came to NETSAFA almost 20 years ago to work as an administrative assistant, and through hard work and perseverance I have been given the opportunity to excel and achieve my dream of becoming an (international) country program manager. NETSAFA is a great organization and I feel it’s a privilege to work with such a caring and professional workforce.”

Brown is a foreign military assistance specialist for the African Command (AfriCom) Division in NETSAFA. She manages 23 countries, but during this quarter her workload was temporarily increased to 53 countries. She also serves as the backup supervisor for the division when needed. “Marie’s accomplishments this quarter are over-and-above the requirements of her position,” said Susan Busch, NETSAFA’s AfriCom supervisor. “She is very

NHP SoQs ... Congratulations to Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for third quarter, fiscal year 2014. HM1(FMF) George Morrison, Directorate for Clinical Support Services, Senior Sailor of the Quarter; HM2(FMF) Oral Manning, Directorate for Medical Services, Junior Sailor of the Quarter; and HN Brittany Jenkins, NBHC Corry Station, Blue Jacket of the Quarter, were recognized at a luncheon July 18 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. On hand to the present the awards from NHP were Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer; Capt. Guido Valdes, executive officer; and HMC(FMF) ChiPatrick, senior enlisted leader for Directorate for Administration. Photo by Jason Bortz

concerned with the quality of training the international students receive, so she takes it upon herself to find training to suit their specific needs.” According to Busch, Brown was instrumental in establishing a special convening of the Professional Military Education (PME) preparation course. This special course, taught in coordination with Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC), allows for followon training with the Naval Command College (NCC) and Naval Staff College (NSC). The nine-week course emphasizes the development of English language skills for international military students who will attend PME courses with their American counterparts. Busch also added that as a result of the success of this class, DLI has agreed to schedule the course again in future years, resulting in a win-win for allies,

DLI and the Naval War College (NWC). Additionally, Brown is working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy Dive School

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and NETSAFA International Training Command (NITC) to increase international student throughput. “Marie is a dedicated employee who truly takes supporting the mission of NETSAFA to heart,” said Dave Babcock,

NETSAFA operations department head. “During this quarter, her performance is distinguished by the manner in which she has demonstrated efforts beyond her ‘own desk,’ so to speak.” Brown's hard work and determination was also reflected in her off-duty hours. She enjoys training with her husband and son in Hapkido, a Korean martial art. NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training. NETSAFA coordinates training support to international governments and international organizations. As a field activity of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the command serves as a focal point for all security assistance training program issues, coordination and advice within the U.S. Navy. For more information about NETSAFA, visit https://www.



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Recovery center shares tips for safeguarding military mail By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. DoD News, Defense Media Activity

ATLANTA (NNS) – Officials at the Mail Recovery Center are hard at work assisting service members in recovering their lost items. Lionel A. Snow, Mail Recovery Center manager, shared the mission of the U.S. Postal Service’s only remaining mail recovery center. “We have an operation specifically designated for the military – all military,” he said. “So anything that comes across those belts or comes in our door that’s military affiliated, we take it and put it in our military operation.” Workers at the center look at the lost mail and separate it, Snow said. “If it’s a duffel bag, we open it up and see if there are any fatigues,” he said. Other

Mail call: There are ways to prevent loss Here are some tips from U.S. Postal Service officials on how to prevent personal items from getting lost in the mail: • Secure labeling on the outside of packaging using tape; • Provide full, accurate mailing addresses and return addresses; • Include identical information inside the package, parcel, bag or trunk in case the mailing label comes off; • Consider including a phone number and e-mail address inside; • Track all mailed items when possible and always confirm receipt; • Include secure tags on all items, especially duffel bags or trunks with military equipment; and • When searching for lost mail, provide accurate, detailed descriptions. Any service member attempting to locate missing mail should call the Postal Service’s toll-free customer service number – 1 (800) 275-8777 – say they are military and provide a tracking number for the missing item.

clues they look for, he added, include names, follow-on orders, parents’ address and letters home. The center has handled just short of a million pieces of mail this year, he said,

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and last year processed 88 million pieces of mail – letters, flats, parcels and loose mail. The staff of almost 100 tries to work quickly, he added, because items are held for only 30 days.

Using the Automated Military Postal System, or AMPS, Snow said, the Mail Recovery Center is able to share data with the military to better facilitate tracking and returning items to the owners. He also noted that the return rate on returnable mail – items for which the sender or recipient has been located, not the totality of all incoming lost mail – is about 27 to 32 percent. As the only mail recovery center, the manager said, the facility is unique because it is the only part of the Postal Service that can open mail. Using “locators” contracted with each military service, officials at the Mail Recovery Center are able to track down troops, said Aleta Montague, acting supervisor for the Mail Recover Center, noting that it is increasingly difficult because of frequent moves.





August 15, 2014

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Visitors gather to watch a zookeeper feed an alligator at Gulf Breeze Zoo.

Go wild at Gulf Breeze Zoo Story, photo from Gulf Breeze Zoo

It is not too late to have a wild summer experience at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. The 50-acre wildlife preserve, which is located at 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, features 850 animals including mammals, birds and reptiles. Free-ranging animals can be viewed from elevated boardwalks. You can also walk into an aviary and make friends with some colorful Australian budgies. Other attractions include a petting area, a giraffe feeding station and a Safari Line Train Ride. From the train, you can watch rhinoceros, deer, antelope

and zebras. You will also get a close-up view of chimpanzees, gorillas and huge Nile hippos. Hungry people can cool off and enjoy a full meal or a quick snack in the Giraffeteria Restaurant or the Karibu Cafe. Zoo officials have some special activities planned this month: • Live alligator feedings are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. • Photographers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to submit entries for the zoo’s 2014 Wild Shots Photo Contest. Aug. 31 is the last day to submit photos. • A ZooTots presentation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. tomor-

row, Aug. 16. The topic is: What do Zookeepers Do? Participants will experience animal encounters and get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a zookeeper. Cost is $3 per person in addition to zoo admission. Hours, which are extended during the summer, are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 31, and there is a 5 p.m. deadline for the last admission. Admission is $14.95 for adults ($13.95 for 65 and older) and $10.95 for children. Anyone with a military ID gets $1 off on admission. Yearly memberships are available. For more information, call 932-2229, or go to www.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 8 p.m.


“Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, noon; “Earth to Echo,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “When the Game Stands Tall,” PG, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 8 p.m.


“Transformers: Age of Extinction” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (3D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Deliver Us From Evil,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “Earth to Echo,” PG, noon; “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 7 p.m.


“The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Tammy,” R, 7 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Transformers: Age of Extinction” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 7 p.m.


“Earth to Echo,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Deliver Us from Evil,” R, 7 p.m.; “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.


“Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 7 p.m.; “Earth to Echo,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” 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

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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 • Saints tickets: Preseason tickets for New Orlean’s Saints games in New Orleans are available at the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98. Tickets are $10 (no transportation). Games will be Saints vs. Titans (today, Aug. 15) and Saints vs. Ravens (Aug 28). For more information, call 452-6354. • 64th Annual NASP Menʼs Invitational Golf Tournament: Sept. 12-14 at the A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is part of the 100th anniversary celebration for NAS Pensacola. Registration deadline is Aug 29. For more information, contact the A.C. Read Golf Course Pro Shop or call 452-2454. • Fall Youth Soccer Registration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 31 at NAS Youth Center. $50 per child. For children ages 4 to 14. Shirt, shorts, socks and trophy included. Open to all dependents of active duty, retired, DoD, contractors and reservists. For more information, call 452-2417. • Flea Market: Sell your creations and unwanted items at the MWR Outdoor Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Spaces are first come, first served, so reserve your space now. Application and payment must be received by noon Sept. 10. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Captainʼs Cup Sports: Eligible patrons active duty and spouses, Ready Reservists, DoD and permanent contracted personnel. NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 627. Events: Badminton, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 15 (entry deadline Sept. 4): adventure race, 8 a.m. Sept. 20 (entry deadline Sept. 12); soccer, 5 p.m. Oct. 6 (entry deadline Sept. 26. For information, call 452-4391 or e-mail or NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3738. Events: Power lift, 11 a.m. Aug. 20 (entry deadline was Aug. 8); darts-cricket doubles, 11 a.m. Sept. 3 (entry deadline Aug. 21); adventure race, 8 a.m. Sept. 13 (entry deadline Sept. 5); bowling, noon and 5 p.m. Sept. 23 (entry deadline Sept. 15); soccer, 5 p.m. Oct. 1 (entry deadline Sept. 17). For information, call 452-6520 or e-mail brett. or • Voluntary pre-kindergarten: Corry Station Child Development Center has space for free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) beginning Sept 2. Program is for children 4 or older on or before Sept 1. For more information, call 458-6588. • Bench Press Competition: 5 p.m. Aug. 27, Portside Fitness Center. Pound-for-pound competition. Prizes/awards will be given to first, second and third place male/female competitors. For more information, call 452-7810. • Running trail work: The Radford chip trail is under construction. To ensure their safety, runners and walkers should not use areas marked as construction sites. The work is estimated to be complete by the middle of November. For more information, call 4523806.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Activeduty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • The Habits of Happy People: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 19. Want more joy in life? Learn how to achieve a life in which happiness is a habit. Registration not required. For more information, call 452-3472. • First Time Dads Class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19. Caring for your baby can be scary at first; however, this class will provide you with tips and techniques to care for your newborn. It also offers tips on diaper changing, swaddling and much more. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress management: 10 a.m. Aug. 21. Class explores different stress

management tips and techniques. For details or to register, call 452-5609. • Disaster Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. The assist workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Naval Air Station Pensacola Reunion: Aug. 21-23 in downtown Pensacola. Volunteers needed for several events. A golf tournament is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Marcus Pointe Golf Club. A reunion celebration is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 22 at Seville Quarter. A Blue Wahoos home game is scheduled for Aug. 23 (tailgate party starts at 5:30 p.m. and game starts at 6:30 p.m.) • Football Jamboree: 9 a.m. Aug. 23, Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Nine volunteers needed for sideline

chain crew. • Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q St. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed animals, do laundry and help with office tasks. Single volunteers can work at any time, groups need to set up a time. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532, go to CommunityOutreach or e-mail the office at nasp_comm_outreach@

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and

9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.

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

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.



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