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Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) to be commissioned in Pensacola in 2019 From staff reports

(Top) The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) is launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries, May 1, 2017. Tripoli incorporates an enlarged hangar deck, enhanced maintenance facilities, increased fuel capacity and additional storerooms to provide the fleet with a platform optimized for aviation capabilities. U.S. Navy photo (Bottom) Four F-35B Lightning II aircraft perform a flyover above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, along with the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) are LHD variants optimized for aviation capability. Photo by Andy Wolfe

The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the U.S. Navy’s latest America-class amphibious assault ship, will be commissioned in Pensacola, according to recent Facebook posts from Commander Naval Surface Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet (https:// www.facebook. com/SurfaceWarriors) and the Tripoli’s official page (https://www. facebook.com/OfficialUSSTripoli). The actual date is projected for the fall of 2019, depending on construction schedules. “The future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) moves one step closer to the fleet with the selection of Pensacola, Fla. to host the commissioning ceremony in late 2019,” the announcement read. “Upon commissioning, USS Tripoli will be the newest America-class amphibious assault ship to join the Surface Force. “Tripoli will be the third US warship to bear that name and

was christened during a ceremony on Sept. 16, 2017 at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss.” In the Aug. 15 issue of the ship’s publication The Shores, Capt. Kevin P. Meyers shared his thoughts on the selection. “Pensacola, Florida has been selected as our commissioning city, and a formal announcement will be made with a kickoff event Aug. 23. “Pensacola is a phenomenal city with great people and great food, and it’s also home to our Blue Angels,” Meyers wrote. “We are expecting our commissioning ceremony to be in the fall of 2019, but schedules can always shift in the new construction process. We will keep you updated as we make more progress toward our ship trials.” U.S. Navy Fact File (http:// www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_ displayasp?cid=4200&ct=4& tid=400) provides some backSee Tripoli on page 2

Air Force women win 2018 Armed Forces Women’s Softball Title onboard NAS Pensacola Story by Steven Dinote U.S. Armed Forces Sports

Even the weather was not enough to prevent Air Force from capturing their second straight Armed Forces Women’s Softball Championship held here at Barrancas Ball Fields, NAS Pensacola, Fla. from Aug. 15 to 17. Soaring through the competition, Air Force posted a 6 to 3 record during the triple round robin tournament, outscoring their opponents 96 to 81. Led by coach Michael Richardson of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas, Air Force sealed the

title after defeating Army 15 to 4 and Marine Corps 20 to 6 in the final round. With a disappointing third place finish in 2017, Army captured silver after compiling a 5 to 4 record. In their best showing in 10 years, Marine Corps dominated the Navy winning all three games and threatened the Army’s chance for silver. Marines placed third overall with a 4 to 5 record. Host Navy finished fourth with a record of 3 to 6, with all wins coming against the champion Air Force. Heavy downpours plagued this year’s championship, causing multiple delays and threatened to cancel the tournament. With luck, the sky cleared enough to fit

in the final games to close out the 2018 championship. During the awards ceremony, the 11-player AllTournament Team was selected based on the top players of this year’s championship. Based on player availability, the 15-player U.S. Women’s Armed Forces Softball Team was selected, led by winning Air Force Coach Mr. Michael Richardson of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas. The U.S. Armed Forces team will compete in the USA Softball Women’s Open Championship in Portland Oregon from Aug. 25 to 26. Follow the action and complete results at www. armedforcessports.defense.gov.

IWTC Corry Station: Prepared for hurricane season By Lt. John Laughrey Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station

Taps is played during the 2017 Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Bells Across America set for Sept. 27 at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel From NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)

NAS Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard NASP. The guest speaker will be Command Chaplain Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon. During this event, FFSC will honor Gold Star Family members by memorializing and celebrating the lives of their fallen service members. The Navy Gold Star Program serves the families of all who died on active duty, regardless of branch of service or

cause of death. The program serves survivors by providing support, information and services as long as they desire. Both Gold Star Family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to participate in this event. To have someone recognized as a Gold Star Survivor by having the service member’s photo displayed and name read at the ceremony call Kathy Sims (Kathy.sims@navy.mil) at 4524277 or Janet Thomas (janet.thomas@ navy.mil) at 452-5990. Provide name, rank and date of death of the decedent, a photograph if available, and the Gold Star family relationship.

Pensacola is all too familiar with hurricanes that enter the Gulf Coast and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station has taken significant measures to ensure it is ready. Hurricane season began June 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Since the beginning of June, IWTC Corry Station staff and students have held and participated in regular exercises and drills that range from filling sandbags and placing them in appropriate areas to securing all computers and electrical equipment in case of interior flooding. “During hurricane season, it is imperative that we ensure the safety of our See Hurricane on page 2

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station staff and students participate in a recent hurricane preparation exercise. U.S. Navy photo

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State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Notice of Draft Permit and Request for Public Comment From staff reports

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit renewal (DEP File No FLR04E058-004) for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) for Naval Air Station Pensacola. The renewal permit requirements apply to the identified permittee’s MS4 system within the urbanized area. The renewal permit requires the implementation of a Stormwater Management Program including: best management practices, control techniques, system design and engineering methods to control the discharge from the MS4s to the maximum extent practicable. Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit to

the Department or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Ms. Cierra Robinson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, NPDES Stormwater Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3585, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, phone number (850) 245-7523. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the information set forth below and must be received in the above Department office within 30 days of publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:

(a) The commenting party name, address and telephone number, the applicant’s name and address, the Department Permit Number, and the county in which the facility is located; (b) A statement of how and when notice of the draft permit was received; (c) A description of any changes the commenter proposes for the draft permit; (d) A full explanation of the factual and legal reasons for each change to the draft permit proposed by the commenter; and (e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even if a public meeting is

requested. If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department’s proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Department’s final action may be different from the position taken by it in the draft permit. The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, by making arrangements with Ms. Cierra Robinson, Department of Environmental Protection, NPDES Stormwater Program, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, phone number (850) 245-7523.

Tripoli from page 1 ground on USS Tripoli and other amphibious asault ships: “Modern U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Ships project power and maintain presence by serving as the cornerstone of the amphibious ready group (ARG)/expeditionary strike group (ESG). A key element of the Sea Power 21 pillars of Sea Strike and Sea Basing, these ships transport and land elements of the Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) or Marine expeditionary brigade (MEB) with a combination of aircraft and landing craft “The America-class LHAs and Wasp-class LHDs provide the Marine Corps with a means of ship-to-shore movement by helicopter in addition to movement by landing craft. LHAs (and later LHDs) have been participants in major humanitarian-assistance, occupation and combat operations in which the United States has been involved. Such operations have included participating as launch platforms for Marine Corps expeditionary forces into Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and 2002, Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and humanitarian support after the catastrophic Tsunami in 2004. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, two LHDs served as “Harrier carriers,” launching an air group of AV-8B attack aircraft against targets inside Iraq. In 2004, LHDs were used to transport thousands of Marines and their equipment to Iraq and Afghanistan for combat operations. Post Hurricane Katrina support was provided in New Orleans by LHD 7 (Iwo Jima) where thousands of police, fire and rescue personnel were hosted aboard during recovery operations and Iwo Jima operated as the central command and control hub. “USS America (LHA 6), along with the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), are LHD variants optimized for aviation capability. The propulsion plant and electrical distribution and auxiliary systems designed and built for USS Makin Island are also used aboard USS America and future USS Tripoli, the first ships in the LHA Replacement Program. USS America was delivered to the U.S. Navy April 10, 2014 and the future USS Tripoli is currently under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Pascagoula, Miss. and is expected to join the fleet in 2019. LHA 6 and LHA 7, commonly referred to as Flight 0 ships, contain key differences from the LHD class to include: an enlarged hangar deck, enhanced aviation maintenance facilities, increased aviation fuel capacity, additional aviation storerooms, removal of the well deck and an electronically reconfigurable C4ISR suite. On June 30, 2016, HII was awarded a contract for planning, advanced engineering and procurement of long lead time material. An option for the detail design and construction of LHA 8 was awarded in June 2017, which will be the first Flight I ship, and will reincorporate a well deck to increase operational flexibility. The USS America (LHA 6) class ships replace the original five Tarawa-class LHAs, which have all been decommissioned. USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) was decommissioned in October 2005, followed by USS Saipan (LHA 2) in April 2007, USS Tarawa (LHA 1) in March 2009, USS Nassau (LHA 4) in March 2011 and USS Peleliu (LHA 5) in March 2015. “Amphibious warships are designed to support the Marine Corps tenets of Operational Maneuver From the Sea (OMFTS) and Ship to Objective Maneuver (STOM). They must be capable of sailing in harm’s way and enable rapid combat power buildup onshore in the face of opposition. Because of their inherent capabilities, these ships have been and will continue to be called upon to also support humanitarian and other contingency missions on short notice. The United States maintains the largest and most capable amphibious force in the world.”

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Softball stars shine at NAS Pensacola ...Top players from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps selected to play on 2018 Armed Forces All-Star team following the commencement of the 2018 Women’s Armed Forces Softball Championship. They will represent the entire DoD on the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Softball Team at the 2018 USA Softball National Women’s Open Championship in Portland, Ore., Aug. 25 to 26. Photo by MC2 Timothy A. Hazel Hurricane from page 1 personnel and security of our facilities,” IWTC Corry Station’s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Chad Smith said. “To that end, we have embarked upon an aggressive and continuous training path that aids in ensuring our staff and students are prepared to respond in the event of a hurricane or other major weather conditions that may transpire in the greater Pensacola area.” Although it has been very hot and humid during these drills, IWTC Corry Station students are very upbeat about their hurricane preparation training. “This is a total team effort,” SN Colleen Lopez said. “We are all making sure we are pulling our weight to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.” During one of the drills, while he and other students quickly formed a Sailor conveyor chain and loaded 150 sandbags into a truck, SN Jerome Goodman shared, “I am getting a good workout in and building camaraderie with my classmates at the same time.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters have predicted a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of below-normal season for this year. There are three categories of hurricanes, each measured by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale: tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane. A tropical depression is the least severe of the three, peaking at wind speeds of 38 mph, and

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer – Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher 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

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tropical storms range anywhere between 39 mph and 73 mph. A hurricane is divided into five categories and the category is based off how fast the wind is, starting at 74 mph and reaching 215 mph. IWTC Corry Station has shelter in place and evacuation plans that are determined by the category of the storm. It is not until a category 3 storm that the base would be evacuated and students are transferred to a safe location. For the staff that do not live on base, preparation is equally important. Staff are taught to know their risk due to storm surge, inland flooding and winds, and have an evacuation plan and disaster supply kit. “Our emergency management officer has done an excellent job in conducting evacuation drills with the purpose of identifying administrative and logistical ‘best practices’ while familiarizing staff and students with correct processes and procedures for dealing with ‘shelter-in-place’ or ‘evacuation’ scenarios that we may encounter during inclement weather this hurricane season,” Smith added. Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy. mil/local/cid, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/NavyCIWT. For classified ads, call:

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What I learned about military life from watching the ‘soaps’ ing wife out of his will? Who will get the riches? And who will find love? “And now, another episode of ...” Yep, I will admit it. There was a period in my life when I watched the soaps. Off and on between 1995 and 2000, I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch watching TV in the middle of the day. No, I was not eating bonbons. I was a young Navy wife at home nursing our babies, and what could be a more fitting way to pass the time than watching a bit of “boob tube?” I found the soaps to be totally ludicrous, but surprisingly entertaining. Every soap opera character had been in a coma, was kidnapped, had amnesia, was switched with another baby at birth, came back from the dead, time traveled, and was cloned. I never took any of it seriously, although I am embarrassed to admit that I might have shed a tear or two when Bo married Fancy Face back in 1996. I tried watching talk shows while nursing for a while, but

By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist (Cue organ music.) (Distinguished male voiceover:) “In our last episode, publishing mogul Preston Thornton III was still in a coma as a result of the mysterious chandelier accident at his Bay City mansion. His evil twin sister Iris hatched a deal with Metropolitan Hospital’s Dr. Lucas Moore to keep Preston unconscious until they had time to fraudulently embezzle his fortune. “Meanwhile, Preston’s wife, Felicity, the genuine heir, fell in love with Dr. Moore while spending long hours in the hospital at her husband’s bedside. In a dramatic cliffhanger, Dr. Moore, Iris and Felicity found themselves in Preston’s hospital room, just as he opened his eyes and said to Felicity, ‘Who are you?’ “Does Preston have amnesia? Will Dr. Moore continue to plot with Iris, or will he follow his heart and pursue Felicity? Will Preston cut his cheat-

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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m . Sallie Jesse Raphael, Maury Povich and Jenny Jones just did not provide the escapism I was seeking during my homebound years as a young Navy mom. Except for that riveting episode when Maury inter-

viewed people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Now that my kids have all graduated from high school, I don’t have an excuse to sit on the couch in the middle of the day and watch soaps anymore. But as I enter a new empty nest phase of my life, I realize that those soap operas actually taught me an important life lesson. No, not to hatch a plot to steal the Quartermaine family fortune, or to create an evil clone of Reva Lewis or to confront devil-possessed Dr. Marlena Evans-Black at Brady’s Pub, or to fake my death while in a voodoo trance. Sure, the dramatic twists and turns can be hokey and unrealistic in the context of “General Hospital,” but the concept that “just about anything is possible” can be motivating to a young military spouse facing the tedious challenges of running a household alone. In a roundabout way, soap operas send the message, Forget your reality for a moment and realize that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

It is possible for me to shower in the morning. It is possible for me to exercise three days a week. It is possible for me to save more money. It is possible for me to cook something other than chicken nuggets for dinner. It is possible to send my spouse a care package once a month during deployments. It is possible for me to reach out to the new military spouse next door. It is possible for our family to go to church on Sunday. That is not fantasy. That is reality. Let’s face it, we only have “One Life to Live.” As for me, I will be a “Guiding Light” for “All My Children,” and teach them that, although they may feel “Young and Restless,” they should look for “The Bold and the Beautiful” things in life as they “Search for Tomorrow.” And “As the World Turns,” we should all spend “The Days of Our Lives” striving to be a little better each year. It is possible, because just about anything in the world is possible.

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St. Louis’ Wilson defends America as a Navy information professional Story, photo by MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training


St. Louis native is stationed with a command responsible for teaching and delivering trained information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. Cmdr. Patricia “Renée” Wilson has proudly served her country for 29 years, and works as an information professional (IP) officer operating out of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station. A Navy IP is responsible for operating, maintaining, securing, planning and acquiring the naval network and the systems that support Navy operations and business processes. Their responsibilities also include mapping out the network platforms of the future; ensuring the effectiveness of the Navy technologies; helping to develop and deploy information systems, command and control, and space systems; and serving as a key part of the Information Dominance Corps in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and developing unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime. Wilson currently serves as CIWT’s information technology/information professional training (N76) program manager. She leads a team charged with creating and updat-

ing foundational and advanced skills training for more than 10,000 Sailors in the information systems technician rating. “I take pride in ensuring that today’s Sailors are receiving the best training to become highly successful in their career and duties out in the fleet,” Wilson said. “The dedicated efforts of our N76 team members resulted in the American Council on Education recommending 58 semester college credit hours during their recent review of 11 CIWT courses, ultimately supporting Sailors’ continuing education.” Wilson’s command has been recognized as the Navy’s top learning center for the past two years, and charged with developing the future technical cadre of the information warfare community. With 1,200 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CIWT oversees about 200 courses at four information warfare training commands, two detachments and additional learning sites located throughout the United States and Japan. The CIWT domain leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force train-

ing to 22,000 students annually. CIWT is responsible for training enlisted cryptologic technicians, information systems technicians, intelligence specialists and electronics technicians. CIWT also provides training to cryptologic warfare, information professional, intelligence and foreign area officers that prepares them to be ready to wage battle, and assure the nation’s success in this burgeoning warfare arena. “The CIWT team is successful because each of our domain members, like Cmdr. Wilson, is committed to our job of preparing Sailors to fight and win in the arena of information warfare,” Capt. Nick Andrews, CIWT’s commanding officer said. “I’m extremely proud of how her hard work and professionalism prepares our Sailors so they are ready for the Navy the nation needs.” Wilson also has military ties with family members who have previously served, and is honored to carry on the family tradition. Her father served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and her husband of 37 years served in the Navy for 24 years during campaigns including Op-

Cmdr. Patricia “Renée” Wilson, a Navy information professional officer at the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), has proudly served her country for 29 years. Wilson currently serves as CIWT’s information technology/information professional training (N76) program manager. She leads a team charged with creating and updating foundational and advanced skills training for more than 10,000 Sailors in the information systems technician rating.

erations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Five of her siblings also served in the military, and two of her sons are currently on active duty in the Air Force. Originally an enlisted Sailor, Wilson earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Leo University, and received her commission in 2002 through the Naval Direct Commissioned Officer Program. She commissioned as an aerospace engineering duty officer, and then changed career fields to information professional officer. She has supported numerous campaigns, including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Global War on Terrorism, which included a

highly successful combat deployment to Iraq, where she managed around-theclock maintenance of four HH-60H Seahawk helicopters. Prior to reporting to CIWT, Wilson spent her off-duty hours mentoring Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at Cleveland High School in St. Louis. “My naval service means that I am in a position to serve as a valuable role model for younger generations to emulate,” Wilson added. “I grew up in the inner city, graduating from Beaumont High School, and I’ve faced numerous challenges in my life, but I am proof that your circumstances in life do not have to define your

destiny.” As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Wilson and other Sailors and staff know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, serving as a key part of the information warfare community in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and developing unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime. These Sailors and staff have a tremendous responsibility in creating warfighting options for fleet commanders and advising decision-makers at all levels as they serve worldwide aboard ships, submarines and aircraft, and from the National Security Agency to the Pentagon. “Our CIWT Sailors truly are the best of the best, and Cmdr. Wilson is a superb example of the outstanding Sailors serving in today’s Navy,” CIWT’s Command Master Chief Mike Bates said. “Her dedicated efforts are why CIWT is recognized as the best learning center in the Navy and are indicative of today’s Navy team of world-class enlisted leaders molding fleet-ready Sailors for the Navy the nation needs.” CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cid.

Family support ... Jacqueline Henry, the Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) comptroller, stands in the entrance of CIWT’s new lactation room. Henry took the initiative to research, coordinate, decorate and open this new resource onboard Corry Station in Bldg. 502. “Supportive personnel policies and practices in the workplace not only benefit our staff personnel, but also provide a number of benefits to the employer such as increased productivity, loyalty and retention/recruitment,” Henry shared. “Offering staff support and appreciation is a personal priority for me, and small but important initiatives like this only helps CIWT become the ‘employer of choice’ in our area.” Photo by Glenn Sircy




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Navy announces rating modernization progress From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy released an update on the Sailor 2025 rating modernization’s four lines of effort (LOE): career fields, marketplace force management, advancement and credentialing in NAVADMIN 196/18, Aug. 13. The updates listed below provide a summary on the current status and way ahead of the four LOEs, but all personnel are strongly encouraged to read the NAVADMIN for greater detail on each topic. The alignment of Navy ratings into 23 career fields and 12 broad communities has provided a foundation for future development of more flexible and sustainable career paths for Sailors. In October 2017, and March and June of this year, three groups of more than 850 Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes were successfully converted to a new construct. More information about the revised NEC construct and communities and career fields can be found at www.public.navy. mil/bupers-npc/reference/nec/Pages/default.aspx. Driven by the urgent requirement to update and modernize personnel systems, the Navy began to expand career fields, in order to transform enlisted force community and career management in the future. A new “Navy Detailing Marketplace” is currently under development, through which the foundational elements of an automated personnel management system will tie Sailor enlistment directly to negotiations for a billet, which will then allow Sailors to reenlist or extend for that billet assignment. The marketplace will be a single system that uses the new NEC construct to better represent Sailors’ qualifications, experience, and performance in the form of a resume. The “Sailor Resume” function will be available in the future under “My Record” on

More than 300 sailors participate in a frocking ceremony on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is moored pierside at homeport in San Diego after recently completing Tailored Ship’s Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP). Photo by MC2 Paul L. Archer

MyNavy Portal (MNP). Starting in fiscal year 2019, Sailors will be able to view all advertised billets for which they are qualified and to then submit a resume that includes: ASVAB scores, security clearance status, worldwide deployability, qualifications, evaluations, NECs earned, education degrees and training certifications. Ultimately, the resume function will provide the ability to better match Sailors to billets. Late in 2017, Navy senior enlisted leaders completed the first phase of the Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR) testing bank improvement plan by drafting advancement exam questions that match current and relevant ratingspecific technical requirements with the hands-on, real-world knowledge and experience needed in the Fleet. The establishment of the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) focuses the Navy Wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) on occupational knowledge and will serve as an eligibility requirement for advancement to paygrades E-4, E-5, E-6 and E-7.

PMK-EE will be delivered electronically, and will be available via the MyNavyPortal (MNP) website beginning in October 2018. The online Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW), will automate the manual advancement processes and enable Sailors to review their worksheets before the exam and take charge of their advancement records. An EAW pilot, available through the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS), will be implemented with the Active Duty and Reserve spring 2019 advancement cycles. The Senior Enlisted Advancement to Vacancy (A2V) pilot was announced in June and will fill senior chief petty officer and master chief petty officer priority billets using a spot advancement incentive, and will lead enlisted advancement modernization for exceptional Sailors in all paygrades with critical NECs in the future. Navy Credentialing Opportunities OnLine (COOL) currently funds more than 2,700 certificates/licenses with opportu-

nities for Sailors in every rating. Navy COOL recently reduced the minimum service remaining on a Sailor’s enlistment contract to earn credentials from 12 to six months, and expanded opportunity for Sailors to earn credentials mapped to an academic degree or technical education certificate. Additionally, there are more opportunities for Sailors to maximize their Navy training and qualifications toward attainment of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) licenses, to include funding the Transportation Worker Identification Card. These opportunities are highlighted in a dedicated “USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) Credentialing” tab for ratings with applicable USCG license alignment on the Navy COOL website. Sailors will be able to convert their military training records, billet assignment history and other credentialing data to a compatible civilian resume by the end of fiscal year 2019. Using those standardized data, Sailors can easily research information on civilian and federal occupations mapped to their ratings at www.cool.navy. mil/usn or via the Navy COOL app available on the Google Play store or iTunes. The goals for rating modernization are to provide greater choice and flexibility for Sailors with respect to detailing and training, to provide greater flexibility for the Navy in assigning highly trained personnel, and to increase professional alignment with civilian employers. Rating modernization supports Sailor 2025 initiatives through the goals of redefining career fields, improving talent management and the detailing process, offering more career choices, and expanding professional development opportunities. hese initiatives are intended to increase Fleet readiness, sustainability and fit. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp.

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NASWF CPO selects help clean up plaza Photos by Julie Ziegenhorn NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer


hief petty officer (CPO) selects from Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) participated in a clean-up of Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Milton Aug. 17. Back to School Bash

Santa Rosa County Commissioner (District 3) Don Salter (center) congratulates the newest U.S. Navy chief petty officer (CPO) selects at Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Milton Aug. 17. The newest CPO selects, ACC (select) Justin Miller, ABHC (select) Mike Houtchens, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training’s (CNATT) AZC (select) Jermanda Henry and Training Wing Five’s (TraWing-5) AWSC (select) Robert Hand are participating in a six-week long professional education and training designed to foster self-improvement and team leadership. The education and training period will conclude in a ceremonial pinning Sept. 14.

(Above) McGruff the Crime Prevention dog gives a high five in front of a NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) police officer at the annual Back to School Bash held at the Whiting Pines housing area’s Community Center Aug. 17. (Below) NASWF military families and their children select donated school supplies for the new school year at the annual Back to School Bash. NASWF MWR, NEX and many other local businesses donated thousands of school supplies for the event, which also featured music, bounce houses, treats and lawn games.

CPO selects from Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) participate in a clean-up of the Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Milton Aug. 17. The newest chief selects participate in a six-week professional education and training environment designed to foster continuous improvement of the themselves and their team. The initiation process began with the release of the Aug. 7 promotion announcement and will conclude Sept. 14 with a CPO pinning ceremony.

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Military Notices Web based field language tests

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

DLAB and DLPT tests available

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

Lower back pain volunteers needed

The DoD funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. The study purpose is to determine what effects chiropractic care has on the strength and balance of active duty personnel with low back pain. Strength and balance are both important measures of military readiness. Any active-duty personnel interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study can contact Crystal Franklin at 452-8971, 377-9183 or e-mail crystal.a.franklin.ctr@mail.mil.

Marine enlisted college seminars

Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP) and Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) classes have been announced and are available for students to sign up. SSSP and CSSP courses begin Oct. 8 and end Feb. 1. Registration deadline is Sept. 14. ASSP course will begin Feb. 18 and end May 31. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Seminars are open to both active-duty and reserve Marines. For more information, contact Chris Marvin at 452-9460, ext. 3135 or e-mail marvinc@davisdefense.com.

Local MOPHA order meets monthly

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (MOPHA), Unit 566 hosts monlthy meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Church, 3220 Avalon Blvd., Milton. The next meeting will be Sept. 15 For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

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

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville rierfront Doubletree Hotel,

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“Read all About It...” Oktoberfest is back at NASP

The annual Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 19 with doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club. Tickets are $45 per person, with a limit of four tickets per person, and includes admission, a stein to keep and a Bavarian meal. Admission is by advance ticket sales only. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 5 beginning at 10 a.m. at the German squadron office located in Bldg 1853, first floor, southwest corner. Non-DoD guests will need to fill out a security form. For more information, call 452-2693. Jacksonville, Fla. All ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or email yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

ECMA announces luncheon

The Emerald Coast Mustang Association (ECMA) will hold a luncheon at Cubi Point Café, National Naval Aviation Museum Aug. 30 at 11:30 a.m. All active-duty and retired officers who have served four years as an enlisted service member are welcome and encouraged to attend. The cost for lunch is $12. RSVP with Jennifer Terry at ynterry73@gmail. com or contact Evan Hipsley for more information at evan.a.hipsley.jr@gmail.com.

Coast Guard council invitation

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

Navy Choir seeking members

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

Onboard NASP Girls in Aviation Day at NFA

The National Flight Academy (NFA) will host a Girls in Aviation Day Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m., with registration opening Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. The event is limited to the first 72 registrants, with lunch included, and is open to students in third through eighth grade. Participants will rotate through four different educational spaces in NFA and learn about forces of flight, navigate through a drone obstacle course and learn to track a drone, giving them a sense of what is it like in an air traffic control tower. Lastly, they will fly simulators in pilot and copilot teams. the event will condlude with a graduation ceremony and guest speaker. Online registration deadline for this event is Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. An advanced registration fee of $15 is required. For more information or to register, starting Sept. 4, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.



NMCRS looking for volunteers

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Pensacola team is looking for volunteers to fill several positions, including receptionists, caseworkers, thrift shop workers and more. If you are interested in giving your time to help military members and families, call 452-2300.

Around Town Sixteenth annual Vettes at the Beach

Join Corvette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 16th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, Sept. 7 through 8. A pre-registration and welcome dinner will be held Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar. The welcome dinner is included in the registration. Registration will be Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $50 and includes the welcome dinner for two, a dash plaque and entry into the car show. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette.com/vettes-atthe-beach-2018.

Genalogical Society meeting date

One of the first orders of business for the fledgling United States of America was to establish a postal service. The U.S. Mail and its network of post offices played an important role in the expansion into territories in the West and the South. Postmaster was a position of respect, held by both men and women, from the earliest days of the service. Many records exist to help you find the postmasters in your family tree and learn more about them. West Florida Genealogical Society board member and past president Bert Outlaw will deliver a presentation on finding and using these records at the society’s September meeting, scheduled for Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the West Florida Genealogy Library, 5740 N. 9th Avenue. For more information, visit www.wfgsi.org.

Country gospel concert announced

There will be a country gospel concert featuring Rob McNurlin Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m., hosted by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church located at 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 492-1518 or visit www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.

Humane Society pet remembrance

Pensacola Humane Society invites the public to the first annual Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day gathering Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. National Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is observed to remember pets who have died, or crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Attendees will gather in the courtyard of Pensacola Humane Society, 5 North Q Street, at 7 p.m. Welcome remarks by Executive Director Jennifer Bitner will be followed by a reading of the Rainbow Bridge Poem. After a moment of silence, the public will be invited to step to the microphone to recite the names of their departed pets. Vigil candles will be available for purchase for $1 each. For more information visit the Pensacola Humane Society Facebook page or website at www.pensacolahumane.org.

Baths offered by Humane Society

Bowser needs a good, long bath and a flea treatment to get through the dog days of summer. The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2018 doggie bathe-in season Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bathe-ins offer low-cost dog bathing and flea dips during the warm weather season, and groomings are available on a first come, first served basis. Nail trims will be available for $5 between noon to 2 p.m. during the bathe-in. Events are held the third Saturday of the month until October. The last day will be Oct. 20. Charges for baths and groomings are based on the dog’s weight. Bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street. For more information, visit the PHS website at www.pensacolahumane.org.

Free Scottish dance classes

Free Scottish dance classes will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday night. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.

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NETC recognizes Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Before we say goodbye to summer ... We may be back to school, but there is 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 is 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 is 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 24, 2018

Employee excellence recognized at NETC From Naval Education Training Command


aval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized the third quarter Junior and Senior Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) at an awards ceremony Aug. 13. John Patrick Sanders, serving as the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education enterprise ordnance program manager in the NETC logistics division, was selected as the Senior CoQ. Originally from the Catawba Nation, S.C., Sanders retired from the Navy as a master chief petty officer before embarking on his civilian career 14 years ago. “I am part of a great team and enjoy the camaraderie we have within the department and throughout the NETC command,” Sanders said. “We all play a vital role in supporting the warfighter.” Sanders uses his weapons systems knowledge and applies Navy doctrine to fulfill all ordnance-related training obligations. Sanders is certified as an

agency coordinator, information technology software officer and property administrator for the Navy in the Defense Property Accounting System. “Mr. Sanders readily accepts additional challenges and provides focused management oversight on newly adapted accountability systems,” Capt. Frank Cervasio, NETC logistics director said. “His efforts streamlined reporting and infused sound management considerations into the necessary data collection.” On his off-duty time, Sanders is involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader, merit badge counselor and a member of the Mobile Area Council and as a sponsor of the Gulf Coast Council and Greater Alabama Council. Additionally, he spends

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Stephen Patton

time working with educational programs and leads special projects at Foley Middle School. Stephen Patton, a training specialist at NETC Learning Site (LS) Corry Station, was recognized as the Junior CoQ. He is the course supervisor for the Navy Instructor Training Course (NITC) and personally instructed seven NITC convening classes graduating 154 students with the instructor Navy enlisted classification code. Patton, a native of Fairbault, Minn., has been instructing Sail-

ors for 22 years while serving on active duty, as a contractor and now as a civil servant. “Mr. Patton really is the local subject matter expert here at Corry Station,” Lt. Stephen Kimball, Corry Station LS lead said. “He always has a new and intuitive aspect on how the process can be further improved while still optimizing the attention and level of instruction each student gets, every time. Mr. Patton is able to ensure that every student that comes through the classroom doors, ranging in experience from E-5 to

GS-15, is able to receive the training they need to go where they’re going next to accomplish their mission in support of the Navy’s goals.” During the award period, Patton also mentored and qualified two instructors; validated numerous test items and revisions; resolved computer issues due to software updates and managed 14 facility service requests ensuring students trained in a safe and effective learning environment. “Our NITC schoolhouse provides our future instructors,” Patton said. “I have the privilege of working with 24 new students every month who are in the midto-late part of their careers.” The NITC course trains instructors in the principles of learning including effective communication and the use of instructional methods, strategies and techniques. “These fleet returnees bring their relevant experiences and learn proven techniques in our classroom to share those experiences with the ‘A’ and ‘C’ school students they will be training,” Patton said. For additional information on NETC, visit https://www.netc. navy.mil.

Hagy speaks at CWOBC ... The Center for Information Warfare

Training’s Executive Director Jim Hagy (standing) speaks with officers attending the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course (CWOBC) at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station. Hagy, who previously served a distinguished 40-year career in the Navy and retired in 2014 as a captain, provided the students with his thoughts on success, leadership and what the future holds for them as officers. CWOBC provides new-accession officers with the skillsets required for their initial assignment in the information warfare community, while leading enlisted cryptologic technicians. Photo by Glenn Sircy

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Sept. 5. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Sept. 6. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Sept. 20. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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August 24, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

West Florida

Argonauts Football

West Florida Arognauts kick off first game of the 2018/19 season From www.goargos.com Coming off a historic run to the national championship game, the UWF Football team will play five home games and four teams that participated in the NCAA Playoffs as part of the 2018 schedule that was unveiled at the program’s National Signing Day event at the Seville Quarter in downtown Pensacola Wednesday night. The Argonauts will open the season at home Aug. 30 when they face Carson Newman at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The game against the Eagles will mark the earliest season start and first-ever Thursday contest for the thirdyear program. UWF be on the road a week later, traveling to Wichita Falls, Texas to face Midwestern State Sept. 8. The

Mustangs went 10 to one last season and lost in the Second Round of the NCAA Playoffs. The teams were slated to meet in 2017 but the game was canceled as a result of Hurricane Irma. A week later, UWF will open Gulf South Conference action Sept. 15 against Shorter. UWF will step out of conference play Oct. 6 and travel to North Alabama. The game will mark the first against a Division I program in school history. The Blue and Green will return to Northwest Florida Oct. 13 for Homecoming when they play host to West Georgia. The Third Annual Coastal Classic will take center stage on Oct. 20 when the Argonauts welcome Florida Tech to town. UWF has won both previous games by a

combined five points, including last year’s 23-21 game that provided the most amazing comeback in program history. UWF will be on the road for two of its final three contests – Oct. 27 at GSC newcomer North Greenville and Nov. 10 at West Alabama. The team will celebrate Senior Day at Blue Wahoos Stadium Nov. 3 against Valdosta State. UWF went 11 to 4 last season and tied for second in the Gulf South Conference with a 5 to 3 mark. The program gained national attention with it’s unprecedented postseason run to the Division II National Championship Game in it’s second year of competition. To inquire about renewing or purchasing new season tickets, fans should call 474-ARGO or visit www.GoArgos.com/FootballTix.

Argonauts 2018/19 season schedule • Aug. 30: vs. Carson-Newman Eagles; 7 p.m. • Spet. 8: @ Midwestern State Mustangs; 7 p.m. • Sept. 15: vs. Shorter Hawks; 6 p.m. • Sept. 22: @ Mississippi College Choctaws; 7 p.m. • Sept. 29: @ Delta State Statesmen; 6 p.m. • Oct. 6: @ North Alabama Lions; 6 p.m. • Oct. 13: vs. West Georgia Wolves; 6 p.m. -Homecoming Game

• Oct. 20: vs. Florida Tech Panthers; 4 p.m. • Oct. 27: @ North Greenville Crusaders; 2 p.m. • Nov. 3: vs. Valdosta State Blazers; 4 p.m. • Nov. 10: @ West Alabama Tigers; 2 p.m. Game dates and times are subject to change. Make sure to check the UWF Argonauts website or the Facebook page for weather updates or game changes.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t c h “Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m. “Christopher Robin” (PG) 7 p.m.

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“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “The Equalizer 2” (R) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Skyscraper” (PG13) 3D: 5 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 3D: 7:10 p.m. “Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5:30 p.m. “The First Purge” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: Noon

“Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: Noon

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 2:30 p.m.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 2:10 p.m.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 4:40 p.m.

“Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

“The Equalizer 2” (R) 7:10 p.m.

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 12:30 p.m.

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 12:30 p.m.

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

“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 2:30 p.m.

“The Equalizer 2” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m.

“The First Purge” (R) 8 p.m.

“The First Purge” (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.

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

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 3D: 7:10 p.m. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “The Equalizer 2” (R) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY “Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m. “The Equalizer 2” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

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.

• Swim stroke clinic: Interested in compeitive swimming? MWR Aquatics is hosting its 35th annual Swim Stroke Clinic Sept. 4 through 21, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Corry Pool, Bldg. 3201. This clinic focuses on technique for the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. The clinic is Try this open to all school age swimmers. To register • Sailing classes: or for more information, Bayou Grande Marina is hosting sailing call 452-9429. • Backpacking classes for beginner Overnight Trips: and intermediate stuThere will be an over- dent throughout Aunight backpacking trip gust. Upon scucessful Oct. 12 through 14 to completition, students Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. will receive an U.S. NaGo with MWR on an val Sailing Association out-of-town backpack- certification recognized ing adventure. All gear throughout the Navy and transportation pro- and Marine Corps. The vided. Only $60, rain last class will be an inor shine. Sign up for termediate class tomorthe skills course at the row, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to Tickets and Travel of- 3 p.m., class price $45. fice Bldg. 3787 at Cor- For more information ry Station. Backpack- and boat rental prices, ing 101 Skills Course call 452-4152. is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. The next course is scheduled Sept. 22 through 23. See below for more details. For more information call 281-5489. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in October, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 452-7810.

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


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