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SAPR: Navy creates victims’ legal counsel From Defense Media Activity-Navy

Local Medal of Honor recipient Bob Patterson visits the Blues ... Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Patterson, a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, speaks to members of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, Aug. 6. Patterson was awarded the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying a series of enemy bunkers May 6, 1968, during a firefight near La Chu, Republic of Vietnam. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald For more on the Blues, see page A4.

New kitchen makes debut at NASP eatery Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – The Navy announced the establishment of the Navy’s newest Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) initiative, the Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Program, which will provide legal advice and advocacy for eligible victims of sexual assault. The Victims’ Legal Counsel will help victims understand the investigation and military justice process, advocate their legal rights and interests and, when appropriate, appear in court on their behalf. “The Navy is committed to protecting the rights and interests of victims of sexual assault and ensuring the administration of a fair, transparent and efficient military justice system that guarantees due

process for the accused and promotes good order and discipline,” said Vice Adm. Nanette M. DeRenzi, Judge Advocate General of the Navy. “The Navy’s Victims’ Legal Counsel program complements the Navy’s broader efforts to care for victims of sexual assault by providing them with legal advice and assistance throughout the military justice process.” Initially, the VLC Program will consist of 29 specially trained, independent judge advocates assigned regionally to maximize availability of counsel across the fleet. Navy VLCs will serve every geographic region, including the United States, Europe, the Pacific and the Middle East. The program’s attorneys will not be in the victim’s or the accused’s chain of command and

Reservist and naval training HQ staffer honored by Federally Employed Women

Capt. Carol Lynch, left, with her son, Conor Lynch, after receiving the FEW Military Recognition Award. Photo courtesy NETC

The award recognizes service members that support and promote diversity, equality and the advancement of women in their respective services. In her daily civilian capacity, Lynch serves as the assistant general counsel for NETC. “I provide legal advice and assistance to NETC headquarters staff and to our subordinate activities on a wide range of issues in areas of fiscal law, civilian personnel law, procurement law and government ethics and standards of conduct,”

for each service and one for a member of the National Guard.

See FEW on page 2

By Ens. Jacqui Wengler NETC PAO

The kitchen is up and running again at the Old Navy Yard Eatery aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, giving Navy Exchange (NEX) managers a reason to celebrate. A grand re-opening party is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at the restaurant, which is located at 250 Chambers Ave. in Bldg. 634 (next to the base library). NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to cut the ribbon to mark the complete kitchen renovation with upgrades, said Hollie Livingston-Razzoog, event coordinator for the NEX Aviation Plaza. Cake, complimentary coffee and a sampling of menu items will be served. The treats will include old favorites such as sweet potato fries and fried green beans along with some new surprises including a special shrimp dish. Coupons and giveaways also will be part of the fun, Livingston-Razzoog said. The cost for the renovation was about $350,000, said

See Old Navy Yard on page 2

Pat Pitts dishes up hot French fries in the newly renovated kitchen at the Old Navy Yard Eatery.

August’s blistering heat: Don’t let it get you

See SAPR on page 2

A staff judge advocate to the Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command was one of the women recognized by the Federally Employed Women (FEW) organization. Capt. Carol Lynch’s selection was announced Aug. 12 by Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), her employer when she is not in uniform. FEW’s Military Recognition Award is an annual award given to exceptional military members, one

Teens spend summer helping others at naval hospital Story, photo by MC1 James Stenberg NHP PAO

During summer months when most teens are excited to be out of school, a few decide to spend their time helping out in the community. The American Red Cross and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) work together each summer to support the Red Cross Summer Teen Volunteer Program, which allows teens to volunteer at the hospital. The Red Cross has a long and proud tradition of

From Jon Winters NAS Pensacola Safety Manager

NAS Pensacola emergency responders, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, have reported a recent increasing trend in calls to heatrelated injuries – up to three in one day. The main purpose of this message is to remind

Hannah Branstetter, a teen volunteer, records information while volunteering inside NHP’s Computer Axial Tomography (CAT) Scan suite July 31.

assisting U.S. Armed Forces medical facilities such as NHP. From greeting everyone with a smile

as they come in the door to assisting staff and patients in various ways throughout the hospital, the volun-

everyone to stay hydrated. It goes without saying that we are in the hottest, most humid season. But inadequate hydration has contributed to each of the heat-related recent incidents and that can be easily remedied. Encourage one another to drink lots of water. Trade that soda or cup of coffee for water and drink large amounts of it.

teers at NHP make a big difference in helping the hospital complete its mission of providing exceptional health care. “We have a joint venture with the Red Cross for the teen program,” said Lt. Cmdr. Edward Brinston, NHP’s Summer Teen Volunteer Program coordinator. “The goal is to allow (teens) to come to our facility or our outlying clinics and volunteer to get the exposure of how we operate as a medical treatment facility. What I like

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Heat stress and heat related injuries can be prevented. Training Air Wing Six (TraWing6) has an effective “physiation” program to prevent heat injuries and it enhances health and performance of their personnel. It is particularly important to them to be at their best when

See Heat awareness on page 2

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NHP: Excellence in exercise Story, photo by MC1 James Stenberg NHP PAO

When Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) first physical fitness assessment of the year was complete, NHP finished with a 98 percent pass rate. With a Navy average of around 92 percent per command, NHP has once again exceeded Navy standards. The primary objective of the Navy’s physical readiness program is to establish Navy standards for maintaining optimal health, increase physical and mental stamina and to ensure both active-duty and reserve personnel maintain a level of physical fitness required to support the Navy’s overall mission readiness. The physical fitness assess-

Sailors at Naval Hospital Pensacola participate in exercises during a physical training session. Physical training is held monthly to allow all members of the command, including civilians, to exercise together.

ment is broken down into two parts: the physical readiness test and the body composition assessment. The physical readiness test measures flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Sailors must complete sit-ups and pushups and run 1.5 miles (or swim 500 yards) in a specific time period based on their age and sex.

“The PRT is how we measure a Sailor’s ability to run (or swim) and do sit-ups and push-ups,” said Lt. Alejandra Vega, NHP’s command fitness leader. “It gives a snapshot of (a Sailor’s) physical readiness.” The body composition assessment, or “weigh in,” involves height and weight screening. If Sailors are heavier

than the weight limit allowed for their height, a body fat percentage will be calculated. Among the reasons for NHP’s success is the dedication given to the program by its command fitness leader and her assistant command fitness leaders. “For (ACFLs) to see the success they are having keeps them motivated,” said Vega. “They

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will not be involved in case prosecution or defense. “Through increased training and bystander intervention we are confronting sexual assault fleet wide, while ensuring that we provide needed care and support to victims,” said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, Director, 21st Century Sailor Office (N17). “This program further adds to that support.” For more information and resources to combat sexual assault visit Sexual assault affects Navy readiness, and the Navy is committed to preventing sexual assault. Join the Navy’s conversation about sexual assault on social media and help raise awareness by using #NavySAPR.

said Lynch. “I represent the Navy in litigation pending in federal courts and before administrative boards such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board.” Lynch was nominated for the award for her exceptional service as an officer and judge advocate who has served in the Navy for the past 27 years. An All-American high school athlete in basketball, she received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University in 1981 and her juris doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in 1985. She then accepted a direct commission into the Navy as a judge advocate. Lynch began her career as one of the first female judge advocates to serve onboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington (AVT 16). During her active-duty career she led four different legal departments and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney. Within the Navy Reserve, Lynch served in multiple judge advocate general (JAG) headquarters units, including two tours as commanding officer. Being recognized by FEW was unexpected by Lynch and left her feeling extremely humbled. “This recognition was especially gratifying as I was nominated by the activeduty component that I support in my reserve capacity,” Lynch said. “Most importantly, my 16-year-old son

Heat awareness from page 1

they are flying. But the same applies to the rest of us. “Physiation” emphasizes hydration, not just right before your activities in the heat, but the day before and even up to three days before. Alcohol and caffeine work against you in hydration. TraWing-6’s program also emphasizes proper nutrition and rest. Heat acclimation or acclimatization and physical fitness are also critical in preventing heat injuries. Remember, acclimation can take two to four weeks when coming from a cooler en-

vironment. Strenuous physical activity is also a common thread but not present in all cases. I don’t want to discourage physical training, exercise, or prevent our employees from doing their jobs. We have specific restrictions on supervised physical training for students based on heat and humidity. For the rest of us, we have to evaluate our own level of heat acclimation and physical condition to determine our own safe level of physical activity in the hot weather. For more on heat related dangers, see Gosport’s page B1 “Life.”

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Mike Oatman, services manager for the Pensacola complex. The project, which started in December 2012 and was expected to take one month, ran into delays due to plumbing problems and other issues with the 1940s-era building. But it was worth all the trouble, said Wanda Day, who oversees the operation of the restaurant and other NEX food services at NASP. Day is excited to be working in the shiny, new kitchen after 22 years on the job at NASP. “It is really nice to walk in. Now it is all bright and clean,” she said. She is looking forward to using the new state-of-the-art equipment. “We got stuff we don’t even know how to use yet,” she said. Day’s kitchen team includes eight people who prepare food for the restaurant as well as 14 satellite locations aboard NASP and Corry Station. The Old Navy Yard Eatery opened in April 2010, but its location has been a food hot spot on base for many years, according Shannon Henley, NEX services operations clerk. It once housed the NEX cafeteria and an international deli; after 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, a take out operated until 2007. Day and her crew worked hard to be creative and come up with ways to keep their customers happy while the kitchen was closed during the renovation. “My diehard (customers) really stuck with me,” Day said. But people really wanted hot lunches, she said. The new menu features daily specials including pork chops on Wednesday and fish on Friday. A new Sailor’s breakfast also is available. Day plans to collect e-mail addresses at the grand opening so she can let customers know about the upcoming specials. The restaurant, which is open to the public, serves breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Delivery service is also available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free with a $20 minimum or for a $2 fee if the order comes to less than $20.

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

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,

see what the fruits of their labor are producing, and it keeps them motivated to help each of their Sailors.” While physical exercise is important, nutrition also plays a big role in keeping sailors healthy and in optimum condition. “Nutrition impacts our energy level for exercise,” said Lt.j.g. Danielle Sterner, department head for the Nutrition Clinic, NHP. “Providing your body adequate fuel before and after exercise also helps improve performance and decreases fatigue.” The NHP Nutrition Clinic is open to all active-duty service members, as well as retirees and family members, but a consult or referral is required to be seen. Appointments can be scheduled by calling NHP’s central appointments line at 505-7171.

accompanied me to the ceremony in Orlando, Fla., and he walked me across the stage – that alone was priceless and something I will always cherish.” Capt. Robert Crow, director of the Criminal Law Division at the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington D.C., nominated Lynch for this prestigious award. “Capt. Lynch has always maintained how fortunate she has been. She expertly mentors juniors and seniors alike with enthusiastic optimism. From helping others reach their full potential, whether it be teaching a five-year-old how to run the bases or do a lay-up, to helping a new litigator formulate a strategy and prepare a case for trial, she has always been there for others,” recalled Crow. As for advice to women currently serving in the military, Lynch encourages time management between a career and family, but to also strive for continued success. “Look for new challenges, to learn from others and continue to grow and most importantly, always be willing to share your knowledge and experience with others, so they, too, can continue to grow and succeed,” said Lynch. “Embrace and be enriched by the wonderful diversity that working for the military offers – the people that you meet, the locations where you serve and the missions you must accomplish.” For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit

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about it is that the (teens) are able to rotate around to different departments depending on what their interests are.” The program allows the young people a chance to work at various places in the hospital. Along with the experiences they get from working in the medical field, the volunteer time counts as community service hours towards certain graduation and scholarship requirements. “Part of our mission is to support the services of the armed forces,” said LaDonna Spivey, volunteer coordinator for the Northwest Florida Red Cross Chapter. “This teen volunteer program helps them get the best of both worlds. As they support the hospital and get volunteer hours they might need for (graduation) or for scholarships, they also get to explore a potential future career.” Some of the volunteers took full advantage of the program and used the opportunity to explore a possible career in medicine. “I volunteered to get my community service hours and for (planning) my future,” said Latiya Bailey, a teen volunteer. “I was thinking about wanting to be a pediatrician or dental hygienist, and while I was volunteering here I worked in dental and pediatrics.” For more information on this program or other volunteer programs with the Red Cross, visit The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

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Every parent’s nightmare: ‘Attack of the Killer Teens’ By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


his week, my youngest child turned 13, making my husband and I the parents of three teenagers. For those readers who have raised (i.e., survived) teenagers, I could end my column here. There is no need for lengthy anecdotes. Upon reading my first sentence, other parents of teens most likely heaved a collective groan, and instantly understood the prickly muddle of pride, anguish, adoration and frustration involved. But for the benefit of the rest, I’ll trudge on with my story. “I’ll take a hot chocolate with whipped cream and a large sausage Calzone,” my 18-year-old son blurted to the waiter before anyone else had a chance to order. It was his youngest sister’s 13th birthday dinner out, and he was starving. Incidentally, that was after he had polished off a barrel of popcorn and a gallon of soda at the movie theater, where I spent $60 and three quarters of the movie covering the birthday girl’s eyes to shield her from what I realized was a totally inappropriate horror film.

The next morning, I got up early to drive my son to his first job at Yagoog Boy Scout Summer Camp. My Navy husband was in Florida on TDY, so my son had to rely on his mother, again. I tiptoed to keep from waking my new 13-year-old – she slept with me thanks to my stellar movie choice the night before – but I had no idea that I would be tiptoeing around my son’s attitude all morning. “Hey Buddy?” I gingerly hailed my son as he carried his sleeping bag through the kitchen, “I think you should wear a troop shirt instead, because there’s a pretty strict dress code for Scouts at camp.” He stopped with his back to me, and like the demon-possessed character from the previous night’s movie; he turned his head slowly, squinting his eyes. In a low, guttural tone, which spewed pure aggravation, he muttered between gritted teeth, “I’m not a Scout, I’m on the staff.” Ten minutes later, my son appeared at my minivan,

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeatandpotatoesof She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. wearing his troop shirt and a scowl. After a silent drive, we arrived at Camp Yagoog. While checking in, we realized that

my son needed uniform socks, so we stopped by the camp’s trading post to buy a few pairs. Knowing I was about to leave my only son there for the rest of the summer, I was feeling generous. “Hey Buddy, don’t you need one of these belts like the other staff had on their shorts?” My son spewed, squinted and gritted, “No, mom, my shorts have a built-in belt,” in a way that implied, “you idiot!” That was it. Something in me snapped. I dropped the socks and announced, “Buy your own socks. I’ll see you on pick up day.” I could see mild panic in his eyes. The six pairs of socks would wipe out his spending money, and he had no way of cashing future paychecks without a ride to the bank. And then there is the issue of his laundry. I stormed out of the trading post to find my minivan. Three yards from the store, I was seized by a rush of overwhelming realizations. This person, my son, was a huge bearded ball of contradiction. He wanted nothing to do with me, yet he was totally dependent on me. He believed he was omniscient, yet there was so much he needed to learn. He was technically a man, yet he behaved like a petulant boy. Despite the fact that my li-

oness instinct was urging me to cut the apron strings and go, I didn’t want to leave him on such a sour note. I found my son in the trading post, still looking stunned at the socks. “I’m sorry,” he offered, “I didn’t realize I was being disrespectful.” Leaving the camp and my son behind, I wondered what it is that possesses teenagers. An instinctual drive to alienate the tribe and strike out on their own? Raging adolescent hormones? An underdeveloped pre-frontal cortex? Evil mutant zombie demons? Whatever it is, I’m scared, and my teenagers are too. But I learned an ironic lesson from that inappropriate horror film: When things get really scary, parental guidance is strongly suggested.

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Blues From Blue Angels PAO

Teamwork, training and mission continues


lthough budget cuts have forced the cancellation of 2013 air shows and practice demonstrations, the Blue Angels are still committed to their mission of enhancing Navy recruiting, and representing the Navy and Marine Corps aviation in the community.

Blue Angels’ plane captains signal pilots to parking at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field after a training flight. Photo by MC1 Rachel McMarr

The Blue Angels diamond pilots fly in formation over an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico during a training flight Aug. 1. Photo by MC1 Rachel McMarr

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly over a U.S. Navy littoral combat ship during a training flight over the Gulf of Mexico Aug. 1. While the Blue Angels’ 2013 air show season has been canceled due to sequestration, the pilots fly sorties to maintain proficiency in the F/A-18 Hornet. Photo by MC1 Rachel McMarr

Blue Angels lead solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Dave Tickle, from Birmingham, Ala., signs autographs at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald

Blue Angels diamond pilots fly in formation over Orange Beach, Ala., during a training flight. Photo by MC1 Rachel McMarr

Trainees and staff of One On One Kicking Camp, a camp for high school and college football kickers, punters and long snappers from around the country pose for a photo during a July visit to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, at NASP. The group included current NFL players including St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker, New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley, New England Patriots punter Ryan Allen and Dallas Cowboys punter Spencer Benton. Photo by MC1 Michael Lindsey

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Enlisted exam answer sheet updated By Tom Updike Naval Education Training Professional Development Technology Center


he updated enlisted examination answer sheet recently announced in naval administrative message (NavAdmin) 195-13 will be implemented for the E4-E-6 Navywide advancement exams administered starting in August 2013 for reserve and activeduty personnel. The new form, NETPDTC 1430/2 (REV 3-2013), is green in color and replaces the red answer sheet which has been in use for more than 10 years. A key change to the new form is the use of the Department of Defense Identification Number (DoD ID). The DoD ID is a unique 10-digit number that is associated with personnel and their common access card (CAC). A DoD ID is assigned to each person registered in the Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). “The new green exam answer sheet is part of a larger effort within NEAS (Navy Enlisted Advancement System) to support the Department of Defense’s Social Security number reduction plan,” said Cmdr. Scott Briquelet, Navy Advancement Center (NAC) director. “We are taking steps to inform all command ESOs (educational services officers) of the answer sheet change in advance of the upcoming

Sailors take the Navywide third class petty officer advancement exam in March on the mess deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), when the ship was docked at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif. Photo by MC2 Timothy A. Hazel

exam cycles.” The NAC at Saufley Field ships and processes more than 300,000 examination answer sheets each year. The use of the DoD ID rather than an individual Sailor’s Social Security number (SSN) mitigates exposure of advancement candidates’ personally identifiable information (PII). CACs issued after June 2011 will have the DoD ID number displayed on the back of the card. Sailors with access to an NMCI computer can also get their DoD ID number by looking for the window containing the 10-digit DoD ID number during log in or upon removal of the CAC. The new green answer sheet must be used for all future examination cy-

cles. Command ESOs should destroy any outdated red answer sheets held. Use of a red answer sheet will result in scanning errors and exam discrepancies. NAC also updated the Advancement in Rate or Change of Rating Worksheet (NETPDTC 1430/3 REV 06-13) which is used locally by commands to perform calculations and establish eligibility for enlisted advancement cycles. Advancement information on the form, such as a Sailor’s performance mark average (PMA) and individual award points is copied from the cycle worksheet to the examination answer sheet on the day of the exam. The new worksheet also requires the use of the DoD ID. The

form can be downloaded on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) Web at “We are also using NEAS Web to help ESOs look up individual advancement candidate DoD IDs to support exam ordering and processing,” added Briquelet. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and the Navy Enlisted Advancement System, go to pages/Navy-Advancement-Center/213190711299. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found at https://www.



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Leavitt presents training award to VT-3 Story, photo by Jay Cope NASWF PAO


anners were hung. Music was playing. Black and red balloons decorated the table around a similarly colored cake. The flightline around the Training Squadron Three (VT-3) line shack appeared festive vs. functional Aug. 6 as the squadron members celebrated their selection as the top aviation training squadron in the Navy. Although written notification of the award was received in June, the official presentation by Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt was held off until his schedule allowed him to make the trip to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. “The award is a testament to the Red Knights’ teamwork, dedication and professionalism. Their innovative thinking and hard work paid significant dividends in producing our future aerial warriors,” Leavitt said. The Training Excellence Award, also called the Vice Admiral Robert

Goldthwaite Award, is presented annually to the flight training squadron that “that successfully demonstrated the most unique approach to the challenges of naval aviation” during the preceding calendar year. VT-3 submitted a package that emphasized innovation and safety in their training processes. According to their package, the squadron flew the most hours and graduated the most students with the shortest average time to complete training of the primary training squadrons with Training Air Wing Five.

The unit flew 16,760 hours with zero significant mishaps. This marks the 26th consecutive year and 740,000th flight hour without such a Class “A” mishap. The VT-3 Red Knights also unveiled a new “Knight School,” which bridged the gap between computer aided study and instructor-led in-flight training. The seminars were taught by one experienced instructor and a newly qualified T-6B instructor. The courses, covering local course rules, emergency procedure, systems reviews and more, helped to reduce student

Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Schafer (left) and Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt hold VT-3’s Training Excellence Award, also called the Vice Adm. Robert Goldthwaite Award. Schafer is the commanding officer of Training Squadron Three (VT-3); Leavitt is the Chief of Naval Air Training.

flight failures by 83 percent and improved both pre-flight and operational student performance. The squadron has been requested to submit the program for review for potential wider implementation. Lt. Col. Brian Schafer, VT-3’s commanding offi-

cer, believes the program likely served as the deciding factor for selection, and while he was excited at the end result, he was even more thrilled at the process. “Knight School was a joint process to help build better students,” he said. “Watching a joint ward-

room (Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard) working together and making ideas function no matter where they came from – it’s not about the award, but about doing our job right and executing to the best of our abilities. That’s what I am most proud of; the award is just gravy.”

Hurricane season: resources and information From Jay Cope NASWF PAO

Hurricane season brings destructive forces of all kinds, including increased stress levels. Additional safety measures will need to be implemented to ensure the well-being of service members, their families and their pets. Base leadership recognizes that stress-induced “human factors” can severely degrade the mission readiness of its service men and women. Recommended methods of damage control include early planning, preparation, and consultation from the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). Jeannine DeCuir is one of the counselors at FFSC standing by to assist with the human element of disaster. She, and

her team of educated professionals, are privy to the enormous amount of stress storms can dump on service members and their families. Command indoctrination is provided to active-duty service members when they report to NAS Whiting Field. If that particular individual is later required to assist with base operations during a natural disaster, however, their family may be left inadequately prepared to respond. “Students are often used to HurrEvac (hurricane evacuation) leaving their families at home alone. The expectation is the service member will be there to help when in reality they are not, which creates stress,” DeCuire said. DeCuir advises that every household should prepare a hurricane kit. This kit

should include a detailed plan of action required to wait out the storm at home and another for evacuation. FFSC offers complimentary “Disaster Preparedness Guides” that list items and quantities advised for the time between the storm’s impact and federal relief (72 hours). DeCuir observed that people frequently underestimate the amount of water, gas and medications they will consume during periods of power outages and isolation. She suggests stocking up on these materials well in advance. HMCM Lennis McNutt, Naval Branch Health Clinic, is prepared to respond to an increased demand for pharmaceutical refills in the week leading up to a hurricane. “Check your prescriptions and call in

your refills as soon as conditions warrant,” McNutt said. “We will anticipate an influx of refills but it’s helpful to call sooner than later as we’ll reduce our staffing when the storm gets closer … Early awareness, especially with medications, is the key.” Despite great efforts, many will find themselves ill prepared. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society may be a resource to individuals ordered to evacuate. Additionally, they can grant interest-free loans on a case-by-case basis. All those living in hurricane warning areas are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the American Red Cross and FEMA’s web sites for further guidance on preparation and emergency contact information.

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Woman to talk about WW II in Japan

Helga Hofmeier Edmunds, 88, will share her experiences of growing up as a German in Japan during World War II at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station. The event is part of the museum foundation’s Discovery Saturday series. Edmonds spent 13 years –1935 to 1948 – navigating life as a German girl during wartime in the Pacific. In 1945, her family’s home was destroyed in a firebombing. Later, an American army colonel and his wife sponsored her immigration to the United States, where she met and married a young Air Force sergeant. She became an American citizen in 1951. Edmonds has lived in Pensacola for the past 20 years. Following her presentation, Edmunds will be signing copies of her book, “Helga: A Memoir of Privilege, War and Family.” Discovery Saturday events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 453-2389 or go to

Tiger Bay Club hosting congressman

U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller will be the guest speaker today, Aug. 16, at a meeting of the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. The noon luncheon at New World Landing is open to the public. Tickets for non-members are $35. Cost for uniformed military personnel is $15. There is no charge for members. To make a reservation, go to or call Kathryn Thompson at 607-2310.

Back-to-school physicals offered

Students are scheduled to go back to school Aug. 19 in Escambia County and many children will need school or sports physicals. Naval Hospital Pensacola has scheduled a School/Sports Physical Rodeo for children enrolled in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. The physicals will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, in the Pediatrics Clinic. Call to make an appointment for the rodeos, call Family Medicine at 505-7120, or Pediatrics at 5057121.

Feds Feed Families drive active Officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) are collecting food donations for the Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign through Aug. 31. The campaign is a volunteer effort led by U.S. Department of Agriculture to collect non-perishable food items for local food banks to distribute to less privileged families. The most requested items are: peanut butter, individually packaged breakfasts, canned tuna and chicken, canned fruit and canned dinners. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donation locations aboard NASP are at the chaplain’s office in Bldg. 634 and at the Quarterdeck in Bldg. 1500. Donations are also being collected aboard Corry Station at the chapel, at the Navy Exchange and at the commissary. Donations aboard NASWF are being collected at the commissary. For more information contact or go to http://pens a c o l a .

Cribbage players to meet weekly

Adult cribbage players are invited to play regardless of experience starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Coffee House, 31 North Navy Blvd. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Members of the Pensacola Peggers Cribbage Club will meeting every Thursday to play American cribbage/grass roots games ( For more information, contact Frank and Theresa Horn at 454-4646, or the club secretary, Opal Horn, by e-mail at Or visit the Pensacola Peggers Facebook page.

Camellia Club planning national show

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Aug. 17, in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

Planning for the national meeting of the American Camellia Society (ACS) and its national camellia show Dec. 11 to 14 has been top priority for the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) for the past year. Several hundred visitors are expected, including some international experts. The ACS meeting will include the National Camellia Show at plant sale at First Baptist Church. The show is open to novices as well as experienced camellia growers. The Aug. 20 meeting of PCC will be primarily a social event and no-host dinner at Piccadilly Cafeteria at Town and Country Mall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at The Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave. For more information, go to or call Norman Vickers, PCC secretary, at 484-9183.

Purple Heart group to meet Aug. 17

Navy Ball golf tournament announced

Budget for Baby classes available

The next meeting of Pensacola Area Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Heart is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, at the West Milton Church of Christ fellowship hall, 5300 Highway 90 in Pace. The ladies auxiliary will be serving lunch after the meeting. For more information, call Royce Mosley at 850626-0078.

Drummers to play at Japanese festival

A taste of summer fun from old Japan is coming to Bayview Community Center from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. BonFest Pensacola 2013 is based on the Obon festivals in Japan, which celebrate family and folk traditions. The event will feature a performance and workshop by the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers. Visitors will also be able to learn how to do Japanese folk dances and try on colorful kimonos. Japanese arts and crafts will be on sale, and there will be a “Kids’ Land” with activities. And you won’t go hungry, either. There will be Japanese treats ranging from shaved ice to sushi. Admission is free. The festival is supported by the Consulate of Japan, the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, Hilton Garden Inns, the Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation, the Matsuriza Taiko Drums, the University of West Florida Japan House and BonFest Pensacola. For more information, go to http://bonfest

Business on breakfast menu Sept. 6

The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the UWF Small Business Development Center are teaming up to present a Business Opportunities Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Conference Center. The event will feature contracting representatives from NavFac Southeast and Eglin Air Force Base and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson (RESTORE). Topics will focus on small business contracting and opportunities with the state and federal government. Registration is $30 per person.

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The 2013 Navy Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Marcus Pointe Golf Club. The four-person team scramble will begin with a shotgun start. The tournament is open to everyone and all skill levels. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Price includes cart, green fees and range balls. Complimentary beverages and lunch will be served after the event. Format is four person best ball. Mulligans and tee busters will be available for an additional small price. Players must sign up by Aug. 30. All proceeds support the 2013 Navy Ball. For more information, contact Pete Nyilas at

Navy Ball Committee plans poker run

The Navy Ball Committee has scheduled a motorcyle poker run for Sept. 7 with the start and finish at H&D Cycles, 33019 Highway 98, in Lillian, Ala. Riders will stop at designated checkpoints and collect cards. Riders with the best poker hands will win prizes. The cost is $20 per rider ($5 for a passenger) and all proceeds go towards the Navy Ball. Kickstands will go up at 10:30 a.m., but riders can start checking-in at 9 a.m. to complete the required liability form. To register, contact a Navy Ball representative or send an e-mail to

Army veterans planning a reunion

The Florida branch of the Second Indianhead Division Association has scheduled its annual reunion for Oct. 18-20 at the Best Western Space Shuttle Inn in Titusville. All veterans of the 2nd Infantry Divisions are invited. For more information, call Donald Calnan at (561) 742-5379 or send an e-mail to

Cut-a-thon scheduled for Aug. 18

Five stylists from Vivid Artistic Salon and Salon Social plan to present a cut-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 to benefit Food For Thought. Hair cuts will be offered for a minimum donation of $15. Food For Thought is a backpack program working

to end childhood hunger in the local community by helping to provide children with the nutritious food they need. No appointments are necessary. The event will be held at Vivid Artistic Salon, 801-B North Ninth Ave.

NMCRS shop may have school items

It’s back to school time at the NMCRS thrift shop in Bldg. 3736 aboard NASP Corry Station. Before you go out and to buy new jackets, sneakers, T-shirts, jeans, or sports equipment, you may first want to visit the thrift shop to see what’s available. You will find a friendly, courteous crew of volunteers who are willing and eager to help. The thrift shop is open on Monday morning to accept donations and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for “business.” Potential volunteers can visit and browse on the same days, but if you want to make sure someone will be available to answer questions, call the thrift shop in advance at 452-6174.

Artist to show work at local church

Deborah Shedrick, an African American female artist from Alabama, will present a show at the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church in Pensacola from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18. The exclusive showing will display an assortment of Shedrick originals, giclee prints, lithographs, Tshirts, note cards and wire sculptures. For more information, go to moms or http://shedrick

Master artist’s work on display at PSC

Works by visiting master artist Neal AmbroseSmith will be exhibited at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on the Pensacola State College campus Aug. 19 to Oct. 4. Ambrose-Smith is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. An artist reception is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, and an artist’s talk is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Tours are available with prior arrangements. Admission is free. For more information, call 484-2550.

Bama fans to kick off season Aug. 22

The Pensacola Bama Club, an alumni chapter that is also open to supporters and fans, is planning its annual kickoff party for Aug. 22 at the Sanders Beach Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the party begins at 6 p.m. This year’s party is a night for area Alabama fans to gather and enjoy the success of last year’s team and get excited for the season that begins Aug. 31 vs. Virginia Tech. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact Susan Davies, event chair, at 572-4356.

Women golfers plan welcome coffee

Members of the A.C. Read Ladies Golf Association are planning a welcome coffee for 9 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Oaks Dining Room. The group’s golf season begins in September and continues through June every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Sue Reilly at 287-1433.

Hosts needed for Russian visitors

A group of young Russians working for Transparency International will be in Northwest Florida Sept. 13-21 as guests of the U.S. Library of Congress and the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is seeking host families. The visitors all speak at least basic English. Host families will be responsible for providing a bed, breakfast, and a simple meal for some evenings. For more information, contact Jena Melancon, executive director of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council, by phone at 595-0817 or by e-mail at

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Garden’s charm grows at NASP’s Navy Gateway Inns & Suites; See page B2 Spotlight


Don’t get beat by the • August in Florida can be brutal; • Heat illnesses can befall the most fit; • Up to three heat incidents per day onboard NASP. By Aveline V. Allen Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Summertime fun in the sun, on the beach or at a picnic, is great, but beware of the effects the sun and heat can have on your body. Heat-related illnesses include heatstroke (also known as sunstroke), heat exhaustion, heat cramps and sunburn. Each of these illnesses has specific symptoms associated with them. Heatstroke can be a lifethreatening condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is a severe medical emergency and the person affected should be transported to a hospital emergency room immediately. Some of the symptoms related to this illness include an elevated body temperature rising to 106-plus degrees and higher, hot, dry skin and a rapid pulse. Onboard NAS Pensacola, Jon Winters, NASP safety manager, cautions base personnel to take seriously the threats brought on by August temperatures. “We have had up to three (heat related) incidents requiring a medical response per day in August,” Winters said. “In one case, a rescue swimmer student’s core temperature was measured at 104.9. This level of heat stress has the potential to make the individual more susceptible to heat in the future and potentially disqualification medically from certain rates.

At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) chief petty officer selectees work out during morning physical fitness training with chief petty officers on the bow. In August’s heat, watchful care must be taken during exercise to avoid heat illness. U.S. Navy photo

“Well before heat stress/heat exhaustion/heat stroke symptoms become apparent, mental functions including situational awareness and judgment are degraded. Depending on your job or activity, this could be unforgiving or catastrophic,” Winters said. Use of supplements, energy drinks, and alcohol work against hydration efforts and even minor illnesses such as a cold will make you more sensitive to the heat. Although not life-threatening, but very serious in nature, heat

Reminder: fishing and swimming should never mix

From staff reports

After base leadership expressed concerns about reckless and careless driving onboard NASP, security has stepped up traffic safety enforcement. Under the direction of NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and Police Chief Carl Matthews, officers have launched “Operation Slowdown” to target speeders and other drivers who are breaking the rules. The message has gotten out. However, according to base safety officials, there was a single motorcy-

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sitting quietly in a cool place, drinking clear juice or a sports drink and applying firm pressure on or gently massaging the cramping muscles in an effort to relieve the spasms. “Most heat injuries are preventable with good prior planning, and being attentive to activities you and your family are involved with,” said Capt. Lynn Welling, specialty leader for emergency medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego. “The hotter and more humid it is, the more fluids you

Word is out: ‘Operation Slowdown’ stopping traffic violators basewide

Base policy prohibits fishing near the swimming areas. There are bull sharks and other less threatening but still potentially dangerous sharks in the area. Hungry sharks are drawn to the vibrations of struggling hooked fish and the smell of bait. In the murky water, the potential to mistake a swimmer for a fish is much greater. The water at our base beaches is murky from recent rain. Don’t fish next to swimmers. Don’t let other people do it. Help keep the base record of zero shark attacks.


exhaustion includes symptoms such as heavy sweating, weakness, possible fainting and vomiting. The CDC recommends treating this condition by lying the person down in a cool place, applying cool, wet cloths and loosening clothing. Heat cramps are also a very serious health condition. Symptoms include painful muscle spasms, mostly in the legs, arms and abdomen and heavy sweating. To remedy this condition, medical experts recommend stopping all strenuous activity,

need. Depending on your activity level, and the temperature and humidity, you may need from five to 15 quarts of water daily. “Drinking should be encouraged, even ‘forced’ every 20 minutes or so in hot environments,” said Welling. “If you wait until you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Water or electrolyte solutions are the best for rehydrating.” Not only can the heat cause problems, but also the sun. Sunburn damages the skin, according to the CDC. On occasion, swelling, blisters, fever and headaches may accompany sunburn. The CDC recommends treating sunburn by avoiding repeated sun exposure, applying cold compresses to the sunburned area, in addition to moisturizing lotion. Sunscreens protecting against harmful ultraviolet rays can also help prevent sunburn. In an effort to avoid getting heat-related illnesses, some helpful hints can help you beat the heat. During the summer months, medical health experts recommend wearing light-colored clothing, drinking plenty of water, eating small meals and eating more often, decreasing strenuous activity and taking frequent breaks. As with any medical condition, if home treatment does not correct the problem, seek medical attention immediately. For more information and resources on heat dangers, visit









cle mishap Aug. 8, as a military member lost control of his motorcycle on his way to the front gate. Excessive speed coming off the Duncan Road bridge resulted in lost control of the motorcycle, sustained “road rash,” a chipped tooth, facial lacerations and a reckless driving citation for the driver. The operation, which began July 22, should be active for several months, and the number of tickets being written has tripled, said police Lt. Benjamin Muniz, a watch commander.

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NASP security patrols at work enforcing the base’s traffic laws near a crosswalk. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Jokes & Groaners Summertime Q and A Q: What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer’s day? A: “I'm bacon.” Q: Why do fish swim in salt water? A: Because pepper makes them sneeze. Q: What’s the best day to go to the beach? A: SUN-day. Q: “Have you seen the new summer pirate movie?” A: “No. It’s rated ARRRRRR.” Q: Why do golfers carry an extra pair of socks? A: In case they get a hole in one. Q: What did the frog order at the diner? A: French flies and a Diet Croak. Q: Why is it so hot in a stadium after a baseball game? A: Because all the fans have left.




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Garden’s charm grows at NASP’s Navy Gateway Inns & Suites Demetria Bitjoka Administrative Assistant Navy Gateway Inn & Suites


nyone who visits the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) at NAS Pensacola knows of its beauty, steeped in historical richness, but many often notice the lovely landscaping just as quickly. Walking throughout the complex’s carefully maintained splendor, visitors are transported to a setting filled with some of nature’s most cheerful gems. T h e committed team w h i c h maintains this botanical wonder includes many shining stars, but two in particular, Feli-

cia McDonald and Marcus Barros, truly lend their creative skills. As a creative gardener, Barros ensures superior standards are met for the appearance of the grounds of NGIS at NAS Pensacola. His commitment to the beautification and preservation of our complex is indisputable. Keeping a rigorous schedule which

includes trimming trees and bushes as needed, keeping fountains cleaned and in working order, and ensuring guests can enjoy an immaculate, debris free environment are just some of his daily duties. He also lends his green thumb to the appropriate placement and planting of the botanical life, that enhances the nostalgia of the facilities. McDonald is a member of the maintenance staff dedicated to the beautification of NGIS’ complex common grounds. As an established maintenance Fair winds and following seas ... Former NATTC CO Capt. Jim Daniels salutes the side boys as he and his family are piped ashore Aug. 2 for the last time following the change of command and retirement ceremony, held aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, which was the culmination of his 36-year Navy career. Photo by AEC Trevor Dumond

Felicia McDonald

helper, McDonald is no stranger to hard work, but even hard workers

can have tender hands. Each day McDonald works diligently to care for trees, bushes and flowering plants according to their particular needs in season. She assumes the role of a master gardener, nurturing freshly planted flowers, watering matured bushes and pruning as necessary. She shows the same amount of pride and protection over every rosebud that blooms as the ever thickening branches of each white oleander bush. McDonald emits the positive attitude that is softly echoed in the

Marcus Barros

tranquility of the NGIS Bldg. 600 courtyards and park seating areas.



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Survey measures interest in aviation, aerospace jobs Chamber asking public for feedback on initiative From the Greater Pensacola Chamber

In an effort to establish a workforce case for the aviation/aerospace industry, officials with the Greater Pensacola Chamber have launched a campaign to attract, recruit and grow existing companies within the region. Ranking second among states for aviation and aerospace establishments, Florida is home to more than 2,000 companies that continue to provide industry infrastructure for established and emerging business opportunities. According to the Florida Aviation Aerospace Alliance, the industry generates more than $15 billion annually

for the state and employs more than 228,000 through direct and indirect jobs. “We want Northwest Florida to be nationally competitive in the aviation/aerospace industry,” said Greater Pensacola Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Hizer. “Florida is a premier location for avia-

tion technologies, and the chamber is aggressively seeking to grow our region’s international presence with the goal of creating and maintaining highwage jobs for our communities.” In an effort to gauge interest in these jobs, the chamber has created a survey that is currently open to anyone who has previous experience in, or is interested in working in, the aviation/aerospace industry. Interested participants can take the quick, eight-question survey by calling 424-1141 or online by visiting Aviation. Online participants were offered a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. For more information, contact Jennifer McFarren, director of Workforce

Development for the Greater Pensacola Chamber, by phone at 4384081, ext. 238, or by e-mail at Founded in 1889, the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s primary goal is to create a climate of growth and success in the community. In 2010, the chamber launched the Vision 2015 initiative, a five-year plan for job creation in the greater Pensacola area. Vision 2015 focuses on recruiting new businesses and helping local businesses expand, as well as strengthening the partnerships between the public and private sector. It surpassed its goal of 3,000 highwage jobs two years earlier than promised and continues that job growth today. For more information, go to

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Para Con has array for fans

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Penasacola Para Con, a convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror and other genres, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, and Aug. 18 at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 West Mobile Highway. “The event offers something for everyone,” said Ericka Boussarhane, publicist for the fairgrounds. “We have got anime, manga, film, art, comics, sci-fi, gaming, celebrities and more.” Cynthia Ann Cichorski, who is better known as Cindy Moran, is this year’s special guest. Moran starred in the films “TRON” and “Caddyshack.” Other guests include actor Gil Gerard, star of the TV series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century;” Ari Lehman from “Jason: Friday the 13th;” Michael Berryman from “The Hills Have Eyes;” Scott Tepperman of SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters International;” and Theodus Crane and Addy Miller of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Other activities will include workshops, screenings, demonstrations, competitions and a ball. Admission is $10, and children younger than 12 get in free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Making Strides with Breast Cancer. For more information, go to

MWR offers family fun ... The Family Summer Splash Party is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 17, at the Barrancas Ball Fields off Radford Boulevard aboard NAS Pensacola. The event is free to all MWR authorized patrons (active-duty, retirees and DoD civilians and their dependents). There will be a selection of wet and dry games. Anyone planning to attend should bring a bathing suit, beach towels, chairs and sunscreen. MWR will provide picnic tables and shaded areas. Food and beverages will be on sale. For more information, call 452-8285. Photo by Billy Enfinger

At the movies FRIDAY

“Turbo” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Turbo” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “The Conjuring,” R, 8 p.m.


“Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, noon; “Turbo” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “World War Z” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Turbo” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Conjuring,” R, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.


“Turbo” (3D), PG, noon; “Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, 2:20 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 4:40 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Despicable Me 2” (2D), PG, 12:20 p.m.; “Turbo” (2D), PG, 2:40 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Conjuring,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Turbo” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Conjuring,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Heat,” R, 7:30 p.m.



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“Pacific Rim” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “World War Z” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Heat,” R, 7:10 p.m. “Turbo” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Grown Ups 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Heat,” R, 7:30 p.m. “Despicable Me 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Lone Ranger,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Turbo” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Conjuring,” R, 7:30 p.m.

Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: • Cosmic bowling: A special back-to-school cosmic bowling event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Corry Bowling Center. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-18 and $4 for children 5 and younger. Cost includes shoe rental. To make reservations, call 452-6380. • Mission Nutrition: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 and Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Course emphasizes nutrition as preventative medicine. Free for active-duty, dependents, retirees and MWR employees. Point of contact is Nicole Gilchrest by phone at 452-7810 or by e-mail at or Nicole.gilchrest • 3-on-3 Single Match Play Elimination Beach Volleyball Tournament: 4:45 p.m. Aug. 21 at sand volleyball courts. Open to all. Registration limited to 18 teams. Registration deadline is Aug. 20. To register, call Wenzel Gym at 4526198. • Intro to Racquetball Clinic: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at Radford Gym and Fitness Center, Bldg 4143. For more information, call 452-9845. • “Battle of Wills” Tug of War Competition: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Portside Fitness Center. Teams of five contestants and one coach will battle against each other in a brackets style competition. Winners will receive a team trophy and individual medals. For more information and or for team sign up, call 452-7810 • Family Tennis Night: 6 p.m. every Friday in August at A.C. Read Tennis Courts. $10 per family. Instruction by USPTA tennis professional Cameron Jones. Hosted by Family Fitness Center, Bldg. 3712, Corry Station. For more information, call 452-6004. • Movies on the Lawn: Movies at dusk second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. “The Croods” is scheduled for Aug. 24. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies and popcorn free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 452-2372. • Youth Soccer Registration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug. 30 at NASP Youth Center. For ages 4-14. Season is September to November. Cost is $50, includes uniform shirt, shorts, socks and trophy. Volunteer coaches needed. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Fall bowling: Leagues forming at Corry Bowling Center include: Ladies Morning Fun Seekers League, starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 4 (one hour of coaching included); Swingers League, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 4; Thursday Trio League, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 5; Monday Night Men’s League, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 9; Youth Bowling League, starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 14; and Youth Adult Bowling League, starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Sign-up are open to active or retired military, DoD, retired DoD and immediate family members. For more information, call 452-6380.

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, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for a training session, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier

relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is one of the most rewarding tasks in life and one of the most challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact Brenda Turner at 4321475, ext. 410, or visit • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Youth mentoring organization matches screened adult volunteers with children ages 6 through eighth grade who come primarily from

single parent homes. For more information, go to • Ronald McDonald House: A group can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in residence. Other opportunities include hosting special events. Another way to help is by conducting a “Wish List” Drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 477-2273. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



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Brand NEW diamond masterpiece 1ct diam o n d engagement ring set, in 18K gold. Accompanied w/AGS grading report, insurance, inspection card, and warranty information. $1,300. 2217952

Dining table with 6 chairs (Dark Oak), $75. China cabinet (Dark Oak), $75. 453-6086


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New power recliner (see at NAVX on special sale for $374.99) Brown with tags attached, not a lift chair, buy for $274 firm. 525-9565

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1993 Buick Century 71K $2,198 (Pensacola/Ala). New and replaced brakes, whole a/c system (really cold) new compressor, water pump, alternator, fan motor. 492-4659

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