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August 23, 2019

NASP police cracking down on traffic violations

By Jason J. Bortz Public Affairs Officer NAS Pensacola

Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Police are actively looking for traffic violations on NAS Pensacola, Corry Station and Saufley Field. The Security and Police Department on NAS Pensacola are increasing their presence around the military installations and are looking for driving breaking any of the traffic laws. Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to traffic laws and avoid distractions such operating a cell phone while driving. “Our job is to protect everyone that is aboard NAS Pensacola, which includes Corry Station and Saufley Field,” said Chief Master-at-Arms Ryan Gager, operations chief, NAS Pensacola Security and Police Department. “We have a lot of military students and visitors on base and we want to ensure they are safe along with everyone else that is here.” Approximately 60,000 military students attend training on NAS Pensacola annually and approximately one million people visit the National Naval Aviation Museum each year.

Add in approximately 10,000 visitors to watch a Blue Angels’ weekly practice and more than 150,000 visitors for the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show and the base is flurry of activity that the NAS Pensacola Police have to monitor. According to Gager, some of the common traffic violations on base include speeding, failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, texting or using a smartphone while driving, failure to use a turn signal, expired registration See Traffic on page 2

2019 Armed Forces Men & Women Softball Championships held onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola ... U.S. Air Force first baseman Senior Airman

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Stephon Murray monitors traffic near the Pensacola Lighthouse in 2018. Gosport file photo by Mike O’Connor

Chadon Bowman from Hurlburt Field, Florida, stretches for a ball thrown from third base as Staff Sgt. Dereck Lorusso from Marine Corp Base Quantico unsuccesfully tries to beat out the throw. This year’s Armed Forces Softball Championships for Men and Women were held at Barrancas Field Aug. 13 to 17 at NAS Pensacola. All military services were represented, but in the end, it was the Air Force Men and Women Softball Teams that earned the title of champions after each finished with a record of 7-2. Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Mennuto For complete photo coverage, see page A4

Navy announces FY-20 General Military Training requirements From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

The Navy announced fiscal year (FY) 2020 General Military Training (GMT) requirements via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/19, released Aug. 13. The number of mandatory topics has been reduced to empower commanders with a greater ability to decide what training their

personnel should receive. As part of Sailor 2025’s initiatives, reducing administrative distractions continues to be a focus, as well as encouraging commanders to personally interact with their teams to share insight on the issues affecting warfighting readiness of the force. Military GMT requirements and resources for the mandatory and 14 command-discretion training topics are available on My Navy Portal at https://my.navy. mil. Once logged in, select “Career and Life Events”

at the top of the page, then select “Training, Education, and Qualifications” from the drop-down menu. On the following page, select “Training” on the left of the page, then select “GMT” from the drop-down menu. The webpage provides topic-specific information such as requirements for instructors and documentation, the ability to conduct training in combined military-civilian sessions, and links to instructor guides and other training products. See FY-20 on page 2

Chief selects join in community clean-up project Story, photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dan Mennuto

More than 50 chief petty officer (CPO) selects got together to clean up Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola facilities and a stretch of

highway along Perdido Key Aug. 17. The CPO selects split into two groups to clean up the landscaping at the NAS Pensacola CPO Club and conduct a clean-up of a twomile stretch of Perdido Key highway to the Alabama state

Chief Master-at-Arms (selects) David Deckers and John Melendez from Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Security Department and Chief Avionics Technician (Select) Heather Healy, Naval Aviation Technical Training Center instructor, comb the Perdido Key highway for litter during a chief petty officer initiation community relations project Aug. 17.

line. “Community Relations projects help tie us (the military) with the community,” Chief Avionics Technician (Select) Heather Healy, a Naval Aviation Technical Training Center instructor said. “We make sure we are doing our part and show the community that we support them.” While picking up trash on the side of the road is not the most glamorous job, the chief selectees that are going through the six-week initiation process are reminded of the importance of paying it forward. “They see how something as simple as cleaning up a highway can make such a positive impact in the community,” Senior Chief Legalman Erica Queely, a 2019 CPO initiation lead said. See CPOs on page 2

A newly-donated MiG-21 aircraft will be undergoing restoration at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

MiG-21 aircraft donated to National Naval Aviation Museum From National Naval Aviation Museum

A MiG-21 supersonic fighter jet is being donated to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Scheduled to arrive at NAS PensacolaAug. 26, the aircraft will undergo a period of restoration by museum staff. It will be a part of a planned exhibit telling the story of the Navy’s downing of two Iraqi Air Force MiG-21s by two F/A-18C Hornets from USS Saratoga (CV 60) at the start of Operation Desert Storm Jan. 17, 1991. The actual Hornets that scored those MiG kills arrived at the museum earlier this summer. “In telling the full story of naval aviation, it is important to present to the public the capabilities of adversary air forces,” Museum Director retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam said. See MiG-21 on page 2

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Bells Across America to toll at NASP Sept. 26 From NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, 131 Moffitt Road, Bldg. 1982. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fr. Peter A. McLaughlin. Fallen Service Members ceremony 2018 at Naval Air The annual event is part of a Station Pensacola. File photo by Mike O’Connor national initiative by the Navy

Gold Star Program to remember and celebrate the lives of fallen service members. Gold Star family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to attend. The Navy Gold Star Program provides support, information and services to the families of all who died on active duty, regardless of branch or cause of death. During the ceremony, the names of the fallen are read aloud. If you wish to have a

Traffic from page 1 and failure to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. It is also a Florida state law that drivers must stop for a funeral procession, which are common on NAS Pensacola because of Barrancas National Cemetery. Any of these violations or another traffic violation may result in a NAS Pensacola police officer or master-atarms issuing a citation to the driver. Common traffic violations usually result in an Armed Forces citation, which equates to a loss of points on an individual’s driver’s record. If a person loses more than 12 points in a year, their driving privileges on base will be revoked for one year. Anyone who receives an Armed Forces citation has the option to attend a monthly traffic court on base and plead their case. One individual, who asked to not be identified, recently attended a traffic court for causing an accident and leaving the scene. “The best advice I can give someone driving on base is to pay attention,” said the individual. “I wish I had.” Deduction in points vary depending on the violation, but a few examples are six points for fleeing the scene of a hit and run, four points for failure to stop for a school bus, three points for not wearing a seatbelt, four points for not yielding to a pedestrian in the crosswalk and three to five points for speeding. Operating a cell phone while driving is prohibited and will result in the loss of six points. Serious violations, such exceeding the speed limit by more than 15 miles per hour, may result in a magistrate citation. Individuals receiving a magistrate citation will have to pay a fine and may have to appear before a Federal judge. “We don’t want to write tickets or citations, but safety is very important to us,” said Master-at-Arms 1st Class Nathan Tannehill, who is originally from New Port Richey, Florida. “I just want everyone who works on base or is visiting the base to be safe.” The NAS Pensacola Safety Department offers an eight-hour driver’s safety course that stresses automobile safety. The course is required for all new service members assigned to NAS Pensacola, but is also available for all active duty service members, military retirees and military families. “It is a good course to take because traffic laws change or are updated,” said Jane Bush, safety and occupational specialist, NAS Pensacola Safety Department. “Plus, some insurance companies will offer a discount with the completion of this course.” To enroll in the monthly course, call the NAS Pensacola Safety Department at 452-8167.

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IWTC school supply drive helps local children ... Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station student Sailors and staff stuff backpacks with school supplies collected during a back-to-school supply drive for Navy Point Elementary School. Approximately 80 backpacks were delivered to the school Aug. 9. The drive, organized by IWTC Corry Station’s First Class Petty Officer Association, is just one way the local Sailors give back to their community. Photo by Glenn Sircy

FY-20 from page 1

CPOs from page 1

The mandatory GMT topics include Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Awareness; Cyber Awareness Challenge; Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting; Privacy Act and Suicide Prevention. Personnel with less than three years of time-in-service must also complete Antiterrorism Level 1 training. For personnel with greater than three years of time-inservice, Anti-terrorism Level 1 periodicity is now a triennial requirement and will be mandated for all hands in FY-22. Command Discretion GMT topics that commanding officers may assign include Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Awareness; Combating Trafficking in Persons; Domestic Violence Prevention and Reporting; Electromagnetic Warfare; Energy Policy; Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Resolution Options; Hazing Policy and Prevention; Operational Risk Management; Operations Security; Personal Financial Management; Records Management; Sexual Health and Responsibility; Stress Management and Traumatic Brain Injury. Personal Financial Management does not have a mandatory periodicity but is required at career touchpoints. Department of the Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources maintains the official list of mandatory training for Navy civilians and supervisors of Navy civilians, both military and civilian, at https://portal.secnav.navy. mil/orgs/MRA/DONHR/Training/Pages/ Mandatory-Training.aspx. For additional information on Naval Education and Training Command, visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc and https://www.facebook.com/netcpao. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnet.

“At the same time, we are holding up a standard for our junior Sailor organizations to see us leading by example. If you adopt a highway, you need to put in the work, keep it clean; you give back. We care about where we live and want to make it better.” Improving the physical appearance of the community is just one benefit of volunteering. According to a 2015 Forbes magazine article, 5 Surprising Benefits of Volunteering, volunteering actually leads to better health. People that volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. Public Affairs Officer – Jason J. Bortz 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 biplane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship. The image on the right side is one of the

fallen service member’s name added to the list or if you need more information, contact Janet Thomas via e-mail at janet. thomas@navy.mil or by phone at 452-5990. You also can submit a photograph to be displayed in a memorial slide presentation. The submission deadline is Sept. 12.

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

lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. “We say that the ‘S’ in the USN stands for service. Service to our fellow chiefs, our country, our junior Sailors and our community,” said NAS Pensacola Command Master Chief Mario Rivers. “We make it a point to incorporate these community relations project into the initiation process because it is a crucial ingredient into developing a wellrounded chief petty officer and a wellrounded person.” The chief initiation season will culminate with the CPO pinning scheduled for Sept. 13.

MiG-21 from page 1 “The acquisition of the MiG-21 allows us to do just that as it was an aircraft that generations of naval aviators trained to fight against and actually battled from Vietnam to the modern era,” Gilliam added. Draken International, located in Lakeland, Florida, is donating the aircraft. The MiG-21 made its maiden flight in 1955 and has served in over sixty air forces around the world. The aircraft being donated to the museum was previously flown by the Polish Air Force.

U.S. Coast Guard assists with boat fire ... Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Gannon, a machinery technician, and Petty Officer Steven Distefano, a boatswain’s mate, both at Coast Guard Station Pensacola, fight a charter vessel fire near Perdido Pass, Alabama, July 27. The station worked with the local fire department as well as good samaritan mariners to put out the fire. Photo by Seaman Cassandra Castillo

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DoD leaders highlight talent, technology in cybersecurity strategy

Military teams compete in offensive and defensive cyber operations during the 2019 24th Air Force Cyber Competition in San Antonio, Texas, recently. Photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann

By David Vergun defense.gov

Any failure to take the cyber threat seriously puts military missions at risk, and it compromises defense industrial partners and critical U.S. infrastructure, a senior defense official told the audience during a panel discussion at the Cybersecurity Summit in Washington. “Cybersecurity is a warfighting issue. It’s not a ‘nice-to-have’ capability,” John Garstka, senior analyst in DOD’s Directorate for Communications and Networks Programs and Policy for Command, Control, Communications, Space and Spectrum, said. He added that the Defense Department takes cybersecurity seriously. The panelists at the discussion

provided an overview of their cybersecurity strategy that included research and development into new technologies such as artificial intelligence and growing a talented workforce. Monica Montgomery, chief for risk management in the Office of Cybersecurity at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, said that “as humans, people will make mistakes.” Once that is acknowledged, she added, automated processes need to be put into place to augment human capability so that breaches can quickly be identified and corrected. The automated processes to which she referred include AI and machine learning. Garstka said predictive data analytics could help the Defense Department to better understand its industrial supply

chain and where vulnerabilities exist. To test vulnerabilities in the department’s warfighting capabilities, Garstka said, incorporating cyber into rigorous wargaming at the combatant command level has been shown to be very effective. Jason Martin, vice director of the Development and Business Center and acting director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Cyber Development Directorate, said a number of innovative tools are available that need to be identified and shared across the department and with other federal organizations. Regarding talent management, Montgomery said NGA seeks a broad spectrum of talent for its cyber workforce. Once they’re hired, she said, NGA allows its people to move

around within the organization to broaden their talent, make work more interesting and “not get stuck in a hole.” Martin said he’s never denied anyone a transfer and agrees that allowing people to move around allows them to grow and share information with their new teams. “We rotate as many people as possible to grow cross-capabilities,” he said. In the effort to bring new talent into DoD, Martin said, college campuses are a great place to recruit people. Next week, he said, he’ll be attending a cyber challenge at a college campus. Once students are aware that DoD cyber is a “cool and important mission,” he said, they are much more likely to sign up.

Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., listen to a presentation on “Demystifying Blockchain: Practical Use-Cases of KSI Technology” during the International Conference on Cyber Conflict in Tallinn, Estonia, recently. Photo by Brandon O’Connor

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2019 Armed Forces Men & Women Softball Championships onboard NASP From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

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he 2019 Armed Forces Men & Women Softball Championships were held onboard NAS Pensacola Aug. 13 to 17. All military services were represented, but in the end, it was the Air Force Men and Women Softball Teams that earned the title of champions after each finished with a record of 7-2.

Sergeant First Class James Segrue, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina, shortstop for the All-Army Men’s Softball Team, makes a throw over the head of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Desmarais, stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during the 2019 Armed Forces Men and Women Softball Championship Aug. 15. Teams from all the military services competed in the five-day tournament onboard NAS Pensacola. Photo by Jason J. Bortz

FINAL STANDINGS:

Men • USAF 7-2 • Army 5-4 • Navy 4-5 • USMC 2-7 Women • USAF 7-2 • Army 6-3 • USMC 3-6 • Navy 2-7

The All-Navy Men’s Softball Team celebrate a home run during a game at the Senior Airman Gabrielle Filsoof, stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland and with the All2019 Armed Forces Men and Women Softball Championships. Photo by Jason Air Force Women’s Softball Team, races toward home plate during the 2019 Armed J. Bortz Forces Men and Women Softball Championships Aug. 14. Photo by Jason J. Bortz

U.S. Navy Women’s Lt. j.g. Monica Shifflet from Aircraft Flight Training Squadron (VT) 86 takes off from second base Aug. 13 during one of three games played against Army at the Armed Forces Softball Championships. Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Mennuto

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stephenson from Ramstein Air Base, Germany connects with a ball during the Air Force’s game against the U.S. Marine Corps in the Armed Forces Softball Championship Aug. 16. Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Mennuto

U.S. Air Force celebrates their win over the U.S. Marine Corps to bring thier record to 6-1, securing them a medal in the Armed Forces Softball Championship. For more Armed Forces sports, visit https://armedforcessports. defense.gov. Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Mennuto

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Battle-scarred flag from U.S. D-Day landing craft returns home By Jim Garamone defense.gov

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eventy-five years ago, the U.S. landing craft Control 60 helped to carry the first waves of U.S. service members as they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on what has become known as D-Day. The American flag from that ship is bound for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, thanks to two men from the Netherlands who bought it at auction to present it to the American people in gratitude. President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands at a White House ceremony, and Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Richard V. Spencer were in attendance, along with three World War II veterans. Veterans Jack Goldstein, Steven Melnikoff and Harold Angle fought at Normandy and then went on to the Netherlands to fight again, Trump noted. “Last month, (First Lady Melania Trump) and I traveled to the United Kingdom and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day,” the president said. “Together, we paid tribute to every courageous patriot who fought to liberate Europe from the evil of Nazi rule.”

Trump said he would accept the flag on behalf of the American people. He called that day 75 years ago momentous and “one of the most powerful, most important days in the history of our world.” “It is my honor to welcome this great American flag back home where it belongs,” he said. On June 6, 1944, the flag flew aboard the landing craft Control 60. Commanding the ship was a young Navy lieutenant, Howard Vander Beek, who was two days shy of his 27th birthday, Trump said. “Amid treacherous German minefields, raging winds and rough seas, Lt. Vander Beek and his crew led an astonishing 19 waves of American troops and equipment to those very dangerous beaches,” the president recounted. “Through it

A World War II flag flown aboard a U.S. landing craft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, in 1944 is presented to officials of the Smithsonian Institution during a White House ceremony, July 18. Photo by D. Myles Cullen

all, this flag soared proudly above the waters of the English Channel, announcing the arrival of our American warriors.” After completing his mission on D-Day, Vander Beek took the flag – by then bearing the scars of German machine-gun fire and stains from dirt, diesel fuel and blood – and carried it with him in his backpack for the remainder of the war. He kept the flag until his death in 2014, Trump said. “Soon after, the flag was purchased at auction by Mr. Kreuk and Mr. Schols, whose relatives were among the hundreds of Dutch who perished in the German bombings of Rotterdam in 1940,” the president said. “These two gentlemen paid half a million dollars to obtain the flag,

just so they could return it as a gift to the American people and to the United States of America.” The two donors wanted to thank the United States for the extraordinary sacrifice U.S. service members made to liberate their nation and all of Europe in World War II, Trump said. “Thousands of Americans gave their lives on D-Day, and many thousands more gave their lives to drive the Nazis from the Netherlands,” he added. “(This) wonderful flag will be preserved forever and ever in American history, as it should be. It will always be a reminder of the supreme sacrifice of our warriors, and the beautiful friendship between the Dutch and the American people,” Trump said.

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Air Traffic Control (ATC): Keeping the skies organized Story, photo by L.t.j.g. Nicholas Wren NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

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Air Traffic Controller (ACAN) Daniel Palermo in the tower data position assists the team in the tower by grabbing numbers off of aircraft.

In addition to training naval aviators, less known about Whiting’s mission is that it is responsible for training new air traffic controllers. Currently, Whiting Field has roughly 55 to 60 controllers from various backgrounds and experience levels, led by Lt. Jeffrey Smith, Air Traffic Control Facility Officer. About 65 percent of the controllers who report to Whiting Field come from the air traffic control schoolhouse. The rest of the controllers may come from the fleet or are civilian DoD controllers. Air traffic controllers at Whiting Field are responsible for air traffic between north and south field, in addition to Choctaw Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF). They also work directly with Pensacola traffic control (TRACON) to safely transit aircraft into and out of Whiting airspace. On an average weekday, South Field alone can see up to 500 to 600 aircraft conducting operations. North Field sees approximately 350 to 400 aircraft each day during the week. These are large numbers considering that at each airfield there are a minimum of four

people required to man the towers to ensure operations are going safely and the mission is getting completed. According to Smith, what contributes to successful mission completion is standardization. He stated that Whiting Field generally handles more traffic by volume compared to other naval installations, but the complexity is different. Only two types of aircraft typically operate at Whiting Field, and these aircraft are all abiding by strict rules and operating procedures unique to the base. This helps ATC handle the heavy traffic load because each aircraft’s flight or profile is predictable and scripted. Other naval installations can handle dozens of different types of aircraft at various speeds and maneuverability. Often, aircraft come from other home bases. Smith said doing both types of air traffic control is equally challenging but different. The ATC positions required to run the towers at Whiting Field consist of four main categories. There is a ground controller, responsible for all aircraft or ground vehicle movement on the ground at the airfield. They grant clearance for taxiing and organize ground traffic to

minimize any possibility of collision either on the taxiway or arriving and leaving from the runway. Another type is a local controller who is in charge of visually separating and controlling aircraft in the air within the confines of Whiting airspace. Tower data controllers are responsible for reading clearances of flight plans to aircraft based on what that aircraft has requested in preflight planning. These clearances are “projected paths to be flown,” Smith said, and aircraft must follow this clearance. The information about each flight plan clearance is entered into a system in which any air traffic controlling agency that will need that information can have it right in front of them instantly. Tower data helps to activate, cancel and amend these flight plans as needed and each pilot will be given a discrete transponder code to help ATC decipher which clearance they have compared to other aircraft. Lastly, there are radar controllers. These controllers, specifically at Whiting Field, assist pilots with ground controlled instrument approaches (GCAs). The radar

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aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is one of the busiest airfields in the Department of Defense (DoD) with nearly one million operations every year. Approximately 1,200 student naval aviators train at NASWF annually.

controllers have the information available to them and know exactly where each aircraft is, and they can tell them where they need to go to be on the right flight profile. The GCAs performed at Whiting Field are mostly done in practice, but they can also be used in instances where pilots need to fly in the clouds and land back at Whiting Field in poor weather. In addition to these primary positions, there are supervisors who are responsible for overseeing everything. There is a tower supervisor and radar supervisor, and the person in charge is called the Facility Watch Supervisor (FWS). This position is the hardest to obtain because a facility watch supervisor should be able to work on all of the different positions underneath it in order to assist in running the operation and to ensure everything is being done by the book. Smith mentioned that it typically takes a year and a half to get a FWS qualification, and about two and a half years to get FWS qualified for both north and south field. It can be challenging controlling such a large operation. Added to that is the fact that personnel still need

to be trained in addition to controlling aircraft. Smith stated that finding the right balance between managing trainees and dealing with aircraft operations is probably the most challenging aspect of the job. Each trainee is tracked on a long-range training program by an evaluation proficiency development specialist (EPDS), making sure they are progressing correctly. At Whiting Field, typically one trainee works each position with an instructor helping them out. Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Patrisha Sparks, a facility watch supervisor, said that Whiting Field is the “land of opportunities” as far as air traffic controlling is concerned. In the fleet, doing ATC work on ships does not always directly translate over to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and civilian operations on land, but a background as a controller at Whiting Field can make one highly competitive when looking for a civilian ATC occupation. She added that one of the most gratifying parts of his job is seeing people that do well and get their FWS qualifications and go on to great places either in the fleet or in civilian life.

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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https:// w w w. m n p . n a v y. m i l / g ro u p / t r a i n i n g - e d u c a t i o n qualifications/appointment. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil.

Local MOPH orders meets monthly

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 566 and MOPH Auxiliary Unit 566 host monthly meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, noon to 2 p.m. at Moose Lodge #557 located at 8851 Lewis Street. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.

Onboard NASP Retired Activities Office needs help

Do you have four hours free a week? The Navy’s Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, and is looking for military retirees/survivors to staff its office. Duties include; casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist your fellow retirees and survivors. Volunteers should have an administrative background with knowledge of computer programs e.g. MS Outlook, Word, etc. For further details, call the Retired Activities Office at 452-5622 or e-mail nasp.rao.fct@navy.mil.

Around Town ROWWA luncheon announced

The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for lunch from 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Bonefish Grill, 5025 N. 12th Ave. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are always welcome. The annual membership dues are $15, and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, call 6861160.

JUMP returns to Pensacola

The Japan US Military Program (JUMP), in coordination with the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, announced it will present the fifth annual JUMP event Sept. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. JUMP connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. JUMP provides a foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan. The fifth annual JUMP event is free and open to the public. The event includes base reunions for U.S. service members who served in Japan, as well as Japanese cultural presentations, and a reception on the USS Cabot flight deck. This event is also supported by The National Association of JapanAmerica Societies, the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and Sasakawa USA. To RSVP or for more information, call 602-7049 or e-mail info@jasnwfl.org.

Tackle football association signup

Come join the Buccaneers! The Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association is offering tackle football for children ages 5 to 14, grades kindergarten to eighth grade. Registration fee is $165 and includes a jersey and helmey and leased shoulder pads. For more information or to register, visit www. pbysa.org.

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon signup

The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon (SRI TRI) has been named as one of the 10 “Great Destination Races Around the World” by www.Active.com for 2019. Events in Mexico, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States were honored with this global distinction. Active.com is the largest registration and event management site in the world. The SRI TRI has been recognized previously

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“Read All About It...” AUSA seeking new members

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army, Soldiers, Army civilians and their families; industry partners and supporters of a strong national defense. AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation. AUSA Membership is open to everyone, whether you have a relationship with the U.S. Army, or would simply like to offer support to U.S. Soldiers. • AUSA educates its members, the public, industry, and Congress about the critical nature of land warfare and the Army’s central role in national defense • AUSA informs its members, communities and Congress about issues affecting America’s Army and the Soldiers who serve in the Regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve • AUSA connects the Army to the American people at the national, regional and chapter levels For additional information or to join AUSA, visit https://www.ausa.org/about-us. For information regarding the University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) and its Workshops for Entrepreneurial Veterans, visit https://uwf.edu/research-andstrategic-innovation/departments/militaryveteranresource-center. as the Best Small Triathlon and the Best Triathlon by USA Triathlon and has long been a “must-do” race for triathletes from around the country. The 24th annual SRI TRI will be held on Pensacola Beach Oct. 5. The race will feature a 600-yard swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a scenic 20 kilometer bike course and a five kilometer run through the classic neighborhoods of Santa Rosa Island. SRI TRI is expected to sell out with 700 athletes from all over the United States. The popular race has perennially enjoyed an excellent reputation for its pristine venue and top-notch athlete experience. Race details, registration and history can be found at www.santarosaislandtriathlon.com. For more information and inquiries regarding sponsorship and volunteering, contact Mindi Straw, race director, at santarosaislandtriathlon@gmail.com or at 341-2207.

Young Voices 2019 competition

High school and college students are invited to participate in Young Voices 2019, the Choral Society of Pensacola’s second annual singing competition, Oct. 12. Winners will receive cash prizes, as well as an invitation to perform on the society’s March 14, 2020 concert. All singers between the ages of 14 and 30, currently enrolled in a high school (or home school) or a college/university in Florida or Alabama, are eligible to participate in one of four categories: High School Level 1 (freshman or sophomore), High School Level 2 (junior or senior), College Level 1 (freshman or sophomore) and College Level 2 (junior or senior). Competitors must prepare two art songs or arias of contrasting styles, one in English, and perform from memory. An accompanist will be provided on request. Complete details and downloadable entry forms are available on the Society’s website (www. choralsocietyofpensacola.org/young-voices). The entry deadline is Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The competition takes place Oct. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Ashmore Fine Arts Center at Pensacola State College (Bldg. 8, 1000 College Blvd.). This year’s judges are Sheila Dunn (chair, Department of Music, University of West Florida), Mary Katherine Kimbrough (artistic director, Eastern Shore Choral Society) and Keith Wolfe (general director, Opera Birmingham). The public is welcome to attend the competition, free of charge. For further information, visit the Choral Society website at www.choralsocietyofpensacola.org or e-mail youngvoices@choralsocietyofpensacola.org.

Pensacola Ski and Travel Club Expo

Join the Pensacola Ski and Travel Club for an evening showcasing their 2020 trips and activities. The expo will be held Aug. 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Scenic Hills Country Club. This event will include light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. There are many trips planned for 2020 including FSC trips to Snowmass, Telluride and Zermatt, Switzerland. Additional trips to Steamboat, Mammoth, BVI Cat Cruise and Bike/Barge are offered. If you haven’t already signed up for a trip come talk to the trip leaders about the trip that interests you, your family

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and friends. Preview trips at www.pensacolaskiandtravelclub.com. No charge for members, non-members $20 (cash or check) at the door. R.S.V.P. by Aug. 15 to Lynn Greene at imagator82@gmail.com.

Reduced adoption fee at animal shelter

It’s the perfect time of the year to adopt a forever friend from the Escambia County Animal Shelter. The Escambia County Animal Shelter is offering a special reduced adoption fee of $40 for all dogs and puppies and $20 for all cats and kittens during the month of August. Adoption fees include altering of the animal (spay or neutering services), microchip, heart worm test and the initial vaccinations, including rabies vaccinations. Escambia County residents will be required to purchase a license at the time of adoption. This is an additional $11 over the adoption fees and is paid separately. The Escambia County Animal Shelter is located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive and is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the shelter at 5953075.

Ping-pong tournament on Palafox

Zarzaur Law, P.A., a personal injury law firm based out of Pensacola, Florida, has partnered with the Pensacola Table Tennis Club and City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department to host a community ping pong tournament event Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for June 8, but was rescheduled due to thunderstorms. This outdoor event will be held on the street at the intersection of Palafox and Romana Streets in Downtown Pensacola. “Ping Pong on Palafox,” hosted by Zarzaur Law, will include a table tennis “ping pong” tournament for all ages and levels, games, refreshments for players, and more. The round robin tournament will kick-off at 10 a.m. with children age groups and adult divisions with cash prizes for winners. Players can be anywhere from children, novice recreational weekend players, all the way to competitive club members. The first 50 players to sign up for the tournament will also receive a swag bag. Entry fees for the tournament will be $10 for children, $15 for teens to novice adults, $20 for advanced adults and $40 for corporate or business teams of four. For event details and to sign up for “Ping Pong on Palafox,” visit zarzaurlaw.com/ping-pong-onpalafox or call 444-9299.

Call for student musicians

The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Conductor Aaron King Vaughn has been named the full-time Music Director of the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra Programs and will lead both the Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Vaughn recently completed his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Florida State University, and prior to that, was Director of Orchestras at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. He specializes in string pedagogy and is also a member of the American String Teachers Association and the Florida Music Educators Association. Participation in either youth group requires a registration fee of $175 for the fall term or $350 for the year. The Sinfonietta Strings and Sinfonia Youth Orchestra perform annual fall and spring concerts and at community events throughout the school year. The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is sponsored by Sinfonia Gulf Coast. For more information about these programs, visit www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org/education or contact Aaron King Vaughn at 460-8800 or e-mail info@ sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

Art Among Friends Art Show

A group of eclectic artists called Art Among Friends presents the second Annual Art Show. This show will be exhibited at the Wright Place, 6 East Wright St. This fascinating show will run thru Sept. 11 to Oct. 6. Join this group at the opening reception Sept. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The artists displaying in the show are: Mailande Turner, Mary Anne Staples, Pat Page, Joan Overton, Patricia O’Neal, Jan Kurtz, Darlene Homrighausen, Ruth Gordon, Diane Goeller, Sandy Ford, Jennifer Fleming, Lorraine Flatt, Tamara Fischbeck, Bev Elliott, Linda Doss, Kathy Breazeale, Billie Bailey and Judy Arledge.

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Life

Before we say goodbye to summer ... We may be back to school, but there’s still time to enjoy the beach, boating and watersports season Beach Warning Flags:

WATER CLOSED TO PUBLIC Warm, emerald-green waves are calling you back one more time. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Pensacola Beach: the $1 (toll) vacation High Hazard High surf/ strong currents

Medium Hazard Moderate surf/ strong currents

From www.visitpensacolabeach.com

Swim with the lifeguards. It’s always safest to “Swim With The Lifeguards.” Look for lifeguards, when they are on duty, at Casino Beach, Park East, Fort Pickens gate park and Quietwater Beach on Pensacola Beach, and Langdon Beach and Opal Beach within the Gulf Islands National Seashore areas. Lifeguard services. Looking out for your safety, the Santa Rosa Island Authority provides lifeguard services at the main beach on the Gulf of Mexico and on Quietwater Beach on Santa Rosa Sound. Full-time service from the first of June through August; part-time and weekend service begins mid-April, then picks up again for September. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Surf conditions can be deceiving. There can be dangerous currents even on calm days. Call for the latest surf advisory at Pensacola Beach and the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the protected areas, and heed the color of warning flags flown at beach entrance and at all lifeguard stations. Rip currents and rapidly changing weather conditions can create dangerous situations if you are unprepared. It’s always safest to swim where lifeguards are present. And never swim alone. Rip currents. Rip currents are narrow channels of water flowing out past the surf zone that can pull

even strong swimmers into deep water beyond the offshore sand bar. If caught in a rip current, do not panic. To escape a rip current – swim parallel to the shore, do not try to swim against the current. If the current is too strong, let it carry you farther away from shore. It will eventually weaken. Then swim back to shore at an angle away from the current. If an emergency occurs, always call 911. When heading to the beach, make note of the closest walkover number to your location. In an emergency, this will help emergency responders know the closest proximity.

American Red Cross water safety advice From www.redcross.org Low Hazard Calm conditions, exercise caution

Dangerous marine life

Make water safety your priority. • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. • Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system. • Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses. • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do

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not trust a child’s life to another child. Teach children to always ask permission to go near water. • Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone. • Establish rules for your family and enforce them without fail. For example, set limits based on each person’s ability, do not let anyone play around drains and suction fittings, and do not

allow swimmers to hyperventilate before swimming under water or have breath-holding contests. • Even if you do not plan on swimming, be cautious around natural bodies of water including ocean shoreline, rivers and lakes. Cold temperatures, currents and underwater hazards can make a fall into these bodies of water dangerous. • If you go boating, wear a life jacket. Most boating fatalities

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occur from drowning. • Avoid alcohol use. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination; affects swimming and diving skills; and reduces the body’s ability to stay warm. • Actively supervise children whenever around the water – even if lifeguards are present. Do not just drop your kids off at the public pool or leave them at the beach – designate a responsible adult to supervise. • Always stay within arm’s reach of young children and avoid distractions when supervising children around water.

Jokes & Groaners Points to ponder

Why does sour cream have an expiration date? Does the reverse side also have a reverse side? Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it. How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him? Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons? If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

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August 23, 2019

IT “A” School graduates first Sailors under Navy’s RRL pillar of Sailor 2025 By Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station

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nformation Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station graduated Sailors from its first Information Systems Technician “A” school block learning stage of the Navy’s Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) pillar of Sailor 2025 initiative, Aug. 12. Block learning (BL) is designed to be the first stage training delivery under a transformed training construct of the RRL pillar of Sailor 2025. RRL focuses on providing Sailors the right training at the right time and the right way throughout their careers. RRL also focuses on a career-long learning continuum where training is delivered by modern methods to enable faster learning and better knowledge retention at multiple points throughout a career. Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit,

develop, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow. The new course, referred to as Block 0, focuses on foundational information technology (IT) disciplines such as A+, Windows operating system and fleet communicator skills needed to perform cybersecurity workforce tasks. Today’s Navy information systems technicians are relied upon to operate and maintain the Navy’s global satellite telecom mu n icat ion s systems, mainframe computers, local and wide area networks and micro-computer

Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jasmine Hudson, an Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station Information Systems Technician “A” school instructor of record (bottom left), and Information Systems Technician “A” school Sailors pose for a photo during graduation. U.S. Navy photo

systems used in the fleet. Administrative support is also provided with the operation of automated equipment that keeps records of personnel training, disbursement, health, assignments and promotions within the Navy. They also ensure the all-important communications link between units at sea and stations ashore. “This course is the culmination of countless man-hours contributed by training managers, instructional support specialists and subject matter expert instructors throughout the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT)

domain,” Master Chief Information Systems Technician David Casey, CIWT information systems technician rating leading chief petty officer said. “Input from fleet deckplate stakeholders to adjust the four-year and six-year obligation traditional training paths to conform to Sailor 2025 program tenets. Their efforts resulted in a reduction in training time that facilitates getting the Sailor to the fleet faster, with the knowledge and skills necessary for work tasks associated with the first 18 to 24 months at their first duty station.” The new curriculum was adjusted to address rating

training paths (RTP) for IT accession Sailors. The RTPs comprises three accession cohorts, four-year obligation (4YO), and two six-year obligation (6YO) focusing on communications and digital disciplines. Prior to BL, the traditional training paths included a 19-week “A” school, and a 14-week Journeyman Communications Course “C” school (communications focus) or 18-week Systems Administration Course “C” school (digital focus). As Sailor 2025 business rules were applied, immediate training efficiencies were achieved. The results

culminated in a reduction in training time by nearly eight weeks in 4YO and nearly six weeks in the 6YO RTPs. The 6YO IT Sailors on their first operational tours will return to Corry Station for training referred to as Block 1, no later than 24 months (in most cases) after arrival at their operational unit to align this specific training to the point of need – one of the major goals of Sailor 2025. “The students appreciated an instructorled course vice the selfpaced environment of their peers which led to better information retention,” said Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jasmine Hudson, IWTC Corry Station instructor of record. “We now have a better understanding and foundation because it was actually taught and we weren’t just clicking through an online course,” said Information Systems Technician Seaman Apprentice Jake Kenning, an IWTC Corry Station student. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training domain, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cid or www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt.

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Command Lines &Worship Schedule

• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Sept. 4. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., Sept. 25. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the non-pregnant partner. • Boots to Business: Sept. 3, 8 a.m. This free course will provide service members with an introduction to entrepreneurship and the tools you need to develop a feasibility study that can be used as part of a business plan; spouses and dependents (over age 18) are welcome too. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support

and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www. SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/ or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 2934561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342.

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel –

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For more, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www. annunciationgoc.org. • Grace Christian Church – (a nondenominational Christian Church/ Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m.


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Off Duty

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

WILDfest Open House

WILDfest celebrates the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida’s 38th year as a non-profit. The sanctuary cares for and releases injured wildlife when possible and raised them when they cannot. Photo from the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida Facebook

From Dorothy Kaufmann Director, Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida The Sanctuary of Northwest Florida is celebrating the beginning of our 38th year as a non-profit with WILDfest 2019. WILDfest is the sanctuary’s annual fundraiser and educational event happening Sept. 7. The event is from noon

until 3:30 p.m. so be ready. The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida will be the wild place to be. Join in the celebration with live music by Southern Revival Band on the sanctuary grounds. Their music will brighten your day as you visit with the raptors and their handlers, tour the exhibits, visit with the pelicans, count the turtles on

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

the pond, snack on tasty treats from our bake sale and food booths and of course special presentations offered by UF/ IFAS Escambia County Sea Grant, ECUA’s Quench Buggy, and Roy Hyatt Environmental Center plus kids wildlife games in the children’s area. The WILDfest 2019 T-shirt artist is the fabulous Paula Payne. Shirts go on sale for the first time the day of the event Sept. 7. The Wildlife gift shop will have tee shirts and wildlife items on sale. Shop early for the holidays. Make your gifts count by supporting our mission to give wildlife a second chance. You won’t want to miss this Wild day of family fun. Bring the family, bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring your cameras and most of all, help the Wildlife Sanctuary continue caring for injured and orphaned wildlife. Supply drive items: tissues, paper towels, laundry soap, fresh fruit and veggies, Purina Puppy chow, Purina Cat Chow, suet cakes, animal crackers, household brooms, pine straw, pecans or peanuts shelled or unshelled, sunflower and safflower hearts for birds, peanut butter, red meat, chicken, fish, gift cards, first class stamps and monetary gifts are welcome. For more information see our Face Book page or website. For more information, visit www.Pensacolawildlife.com.

• Pop-Up Playdates: Pop-Up Playdates will be hosted throughout NASP and NASP Corry Station the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from now until Sept. 24. Make new friends in the community. The next playdate will be at the Corry Youth Sports Complex Playground Aug. 27 Try this from 10 a.m. to noon. For Character more information, call • Breakfast: Get your 452-3806. • Feeling Crafty: The favorite costume ready Mustin Beach Club will to meet some of your characters. be hosting a Beach Craft favorite Be sure to mark your Night today, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. Attendence is $10 calendar for the next Character per person and includes MWR Breakfast Sept. 7 at free snacks and a cash the Mustin Beach Club. bar. For more information or to purchase tickets, Tickets go on sale visit Tickets and Travel now at the Tickets and Travel Office and will or call 452-6354. • Craft Week: Got cost $6 per person. pennies? Looking Get them quick as this for something to do event is sure to sell out. with them? The NAS Call 452-6354 for more Pensacola Station details. Library presents penny spinners craft week starting tomorrow, Aug. 24 to 28. Bring your own pennies for this crafting event. Other craft supplies will be provided. • Swim Stroke Clinic: The 36th annual Swim Stroke Clinic will take place Sept. 3 to 20, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Corry Pool, Bldg. 3201. The clinic is open to all school-age swimmers interested in competitive swimming and swimmers planning to participate in their school swim teams. The clinic focuses on techniques for the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. For more information or to register, call the aquatics center at 452-9429. • Trio Bowling League: Get ready for a night at the lanes. Sign up now for Thursday Night Trio Bowling League, hosted at the Corry Bowling Center. The first league meeting will be Aug. 29 at 6 p.m., with the official start of the league Sept. 5. To sign up or for more information, call 452-6380. • First Tee of Northwest Florida: The First Tee of Northwest Florida has announced their 2019 First Tree Program Fall class schedule for children ages 7 to 9 in the Target level and ages 10 to 13 in the Player level. Target classes are Tuesdays, Sept. 3 through Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Player level Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Nov. 6, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To sign up or for more information, call 452-2454.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “The Lion King “The Lion King “The Lion King “The Lion King t (2019)” (PG) (2019)” (PG) (2019)” (PG) (2019)” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. and 7:30 2D: 12:30 p.m. and 3 2D: 1 p.m. and 3:30 2D: 5 p.m. c p.m. p.m. p.m. “Stuber” (R) h “Once Upon a Time in “Crawl” (R) “Stuber” (R) 7:30 p.m. Hollywood” (R) 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. a M o v i e

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WEDNESDAY “Crawl” (R) 5 p.m.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “The Lion King (2019)” (PG) 2D: 6 p.m.

“Stuber” (R) 7:30 p.m. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (PG13) 2D: Noon “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (R) 2:40 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” (PG13) 2D: Noon “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (R) 2:40 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (R) 6 p.m.

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

“The Lion King (2019)” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “Stuber” (R) 7:30 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (R) 6 p.m.

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