Reminder: Base vehicle registration ... “It is no longer a requirement to issue the DD Form 2220 decal,” NAS Pensacola Security Officer Lt.j.g. Harold Saintcloud noted in a recent directive. “However, all privately owned vehicles of personnel permanently assigned (active-duty, civilian, contractor) to NAS Pensacola complex have to be registered in CLEOC at (NASP) Pass and ID office during in-processing, (valid until the individual’s identification card/CAC expires) and will be de-registered during out-processing due to PCS, or otherwise leaving the command.”
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NAS Pensacola, NASWF host CNIC visit By Jay Cope NASWF PAO
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) and NAS Pensacola (NASP), both recipients of the 2015 Installation Excellence award, hosted Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Dixon Smith during his tour across the Gulf Coast last week. The two air stations served as the final stopping points for Smith before he returned to CNIC. NAS Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola received the recognition in the small and large categories, respectively. Something Smith alluded to immediately in his comments to the assembled senior staff to kick-off his visit at NASWF. “First and foremost, congratulations on receiving the Installation Excellence Award,” Smith said. “You ought to be very proud of that accomplishment.” During his travels, Smith emphasized the importance of his
guiding principles of taking customer service to the next level, being brilliant on the basics, making smart business decisions and living a culture of continuous improvement. Both Sailors and civilians, along with base leadership, were pleased to connect with CNIC during the week. “I was happy for the opportunity to meet Adm. Smith,” said NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau. “I think his visit gives us a lot of insight to incorporate as we try to improve the way we serve the tenant commands. His comments were positive, and I believe the trip enabled him to see the tremendous caliber of people we have on our team.” Smith, Jackson and CNIC’s FORCM Andrew Thompson, along with the region’s CMDCM Michael Jackson toured NAS Whiting Field visiting a variety of locations to see first-hand the work that goes into maintaining
(Above) Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Dixon Smith speaks to NAS Whiting Field’s Sailors of the Year during his visit to the installation Aug. 20. ABH1 Sofia Gonzalez, MA2 Joshua Riendeau and AC2 Taquiyah Watson each received a coin from Smith in appreciation for their efforts. Photo by Jay Cope (Left) CNIC Vice Adm. Dixon Smith speaks with Marine students Pfc. Edgardo Reyes Rivera and Lance Cpl. Samuel Lee outside the NAS Pensacola galley. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Pensacola-area CPO selectees present NWUs to WWII-era retired CPO From CNATT PAO
More than 100 Pensacola-area Chief Petty Officers and Class 122 Chief Petty Officer Selects attended a Aug. 25 ceremony dedicated to an 89-year-old World War II-era retired chief petty officer. The ceremony, a presentation of the Navy Working Uniform (NWUs) to retired ADC William Spear, served not only to reinforce the concept of brotherhood one of the most unique ranks in the United States Navy boasts, but also to showcase the history and heritage of the chief petty officer, according to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) CMDCM(AW/SW) Michael Knowles. “Chief Spear represents a living link to history,” he said. “This is a Sailor – a chief petty officer – who bore witness to
some of the historic naval battles of 70 years ago. Being here today and meeting this new generation of chiefs is something I know all of us wearing the anchor can appreciate.”
Spear, who retired in December 1963, had a chance meeting with a Class 122 CPO Selectee that initiated the presentation ceremony. While at the NAS Pensacola Navy Exchange (NEX) shopping
Retired ADC William Spear speaks to ABHCS Gabriel Medina during a ceremony Aug. 25 at the Lighthouse CPO Club aboard NASP. Photo by Bruce Cummins
for her port and starboard anchors, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) ABE1(AW/SW) Susie Hursey noticed Spear shopping for NWUs. She began talking with the retired Sailor, and discovered he was buying the uniform to wear at his funeral. Touched by the dedication to the Navy Spear showed, Hursey approached other Class 122 CPO Selects with the story, and they collectively passed the hat and purchased the complete uniform for him, presenting Spear with the blue camouflage uniform during the ceremony. “Seeing a retired chief picking out a uniform he never wore on active duty reinforced what we as Sailors, as future chief petty officers, should embody,” she said. “Chief Spear has been out of the
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Assistant secretary of the Navy onboard NAS Pensacola ...
From Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
The honorable Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) arrived at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field Aug. 24. He met with NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins (right) and went on to tour visiting littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). Photo by Patrick Nichols
WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – The time to prepare for an emergency is before the first raindrop falls, the first crack of lightning splinters the sky, or the first media report of a storm warning elevates your fear factor. The time to make a plan is now, don’t wait. This urgent theme of action is the focus of September’s
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Program executive officer visits aviation maintenance training From CNATT PAO
The program executive officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs (PEO(A)) spoke with students during her visit to the Center for Naval Aviation Te c h n i c a l Tr a i n i n g (CNATT) Detachment at NAS Whiting Field Aug. 24. Rear Adm. Cindy “CJ” Jaynes, who maintains oversight responsibility for 10 program offices and seven acquisition category (ACAT) major acquisition programs, visited the detachment as part of familiarization tour. Jaynes spoke with 25 students in the Naval Avi-
ation Maintenance Program (NAMP) Indoctrination course, stressing the importance of maintaining professionalism despite adversity as well as continuing to improve as an officer in the United States Navy. “Never stop learning,” she said. “Education will help you out along the way. Don’t be afraid to keep learning. It’s not the job, but it’s what you do with the job.” The NAMP Indoctrination Course is the entry level maintenance course that teaches the basics principles of the aviation maintenance community. CNATT Detachment Whiting Field officer-in-
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Navy for more than 50 years, and to know that he wanted to be buried with the anchors he earned means so much to us (Class 122 CPO Selects) that we felt it imperative to help one of ours, to show this chief petty officer that the traditions he remembers are still with us.” The United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard are distinct among the U.S. armed forces in that promotion to the paygrade of E-7 traditionally has involved a season of specialized activities known collectively as CPO 365-Phase II. The “induction season,” as the six-week process was previously called, is currently ongo-
charge Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bittle said the visit afforded the aviation maintenance officer students a unique opportunity to speak and ask questions with a community leader. “It is an honor to have a senior leader take time to re-emphasize the importance of what we
ing, with Pensacola-area chief petty officer Selects scheduled to be “pinned” during an upcoming ceremony. “Part of being in the Navy is recognizing and understanding the core values we as Sailors all know,” Knowles said. “These chief selects are epitomizing these by working together and ensuring their roles in the Navy we have all chosen to serve remain intact.” Spear spent time with Class 122 CPO Selects discussing some of the differences and similarities during the past five decades of one of the most respected ranks in the United States armed forces. He said he was surprised and touched by the generosity
teach here,” he said. “Hearing it from the top shows students that the Naval Aviation Enterprise is not only concerned about the big picture, but also what is going on in the trenches (organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance).”
The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, one of 13 learning centers under the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. CNATT provides for-
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) change of command ... Capt. Sarah Martin, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, addresses guests at NHP’s change of command ceremony Aug. 21. Martin relieved Capt. Maureen Padden, who served as the commanding officer of NHP since 2012 and will now report to Commander, Navy Surface Forces Pacific, Coronado, Calif., to serve as the fleet surgeon. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Rear Adm. Terry Moulton, commander, Navy Medicine East. Photo by Jason Bortz
shown by his fellow chief petty officers. “I’m completely flabbergasted,” he said. Spear joined the Navy in May1944 in Pensacola at age 17. He served the last 14 months of World War II aboard the USS Pittsburgh (CA 72). After he retired, he returned to Pensacola, attended college and built a general contracting business. He also worked with the Department of Defense and spent three years in Vietnam as a helicopter specialist. Spear suffers from a condi- ADC William Spear, left, shakes hands with Cmdr. W.P. Sullivan, CO tion that affects his nervous sys- of VF-102, as Spear retires in 1963 after 20 years in the Navy. tem and he cannot walk without help. Because of his age, he de- members would not have to be all paid for,” he said. And now his uniform is ready cided it would be wise to make responsible. “I have my funeral expenses for when the time comes. funeral plans so that his family
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fleet readiness and supporting Sailors and their families. Stops included visiting a variety of Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, Fleet and Family Support Center, security department, water treatment facilities, fire house, and the Child Development Center, to name a few. “The quality of services we provide Sailors and their families is so important,” said Smith. “I’m pleased to meet and see the people here who make it all go.” Covering 13 states and Guantanamo, Cuba, Region Southeast headquarters located in Jacksonville, Fla., is responsible for 17 installations. For more information about Region Southeast, visit www. cnic. navy. mil/ cnrse/ index.htm. For more information about Navy Installation Command, visit www. cnic. navy. mil.
National Preparedness Month: Don’t wait! Communicate! Make an emergency plan today that includes how you’ll communicate with your family if disaster strikes. Your communications plan should include how to advise your family members on your status, location, next steps, and a place to go where you’ll be safe and can be found. All Sailors, civilian personnel and families are urged to assess their readiness at home and abroad and act during the monthlong campaign culminating with America’s PrepareAthon! (AP!) National Day of Action on Sept. 30. There are several other ways to participate in National Preparedness Month and AP!: • Follow @ReadyNavy, @Readygov, and @PrepareAthon and share the conversation with #NatlPrep and #PrepareAthon.
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I believe the hair of the dog is driving me to drink Story, photo by Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
will admit it, I have got a problem. I wake up each morning, brain sluggish and throat dry. I’m not thinking straight, but I know one thing for certain: I’ll need a drink to get through the day. Although “the hair of the dog” is precisely my problem, booze has nothing to do with it. I need coffee every morning, and lots of it, to face the fact that the dog is shedding. I didn’t believe those who warned us. “You’re getting a Lab?” they said in disbelief. “You know Labs shed, right?” Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Back in March, when I first set eyes on our then eightweek old yellow Lab puppy, people could have warned me that he would grow up to have poisonous tentacles, razor sharp claws and skunklike scent sacs. I simply didn’t care. He looked just like one of those impossibly adorable LL Bean catalog puppies, and nothing, including common sense, was going to stop me from taking him home.
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Throughout the spring, our new dog “Moby” shed a hair here and there, but we were too busy dealing with other puppy-related issues such as potty training and needle teeth wound care to notice. But then, summer came. Moby recently turned six months old, and to celebrate, his follicles have apparently decided to take a vacation. Accordingly, his stiff little yellow hairs have been granted their freedom to explore every nook and cranny of our household. It all happened quite suddenly. One day, to praise Moby for returning the pair of underwear he had stolen from my son’s room, I reached down to stroke his back. He gave me several licks to the face before I noticed that I had a veritable catcher’s mitt of dog hair covering my hand.
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Since then, dog hair has permeated every aspect of our lives. First thing in the morning, my scratchy throat is the sure sign that I have inhaled sev-
eral hairs in the middle of the night, triggering sudden coughing fits. When I shake the covers to make our bed, puffs of hair become airborne, creating a cyclone of dog hair that glows visibly in the morning light, before gently drifting back down to settle on our bedspread, ready to be inhaled another night. I often find a hair floating in my morning coffee and have to fish it out with a finger. If I miss, it ends up on my tongue. Strangely, I can feel it, but somehow I can’t seem to find it. Eventually, I swallow and hope that dog hair doesn’t have too many carbs. The rest of the day, I find mats of hair in the lint trap, tumbleweeds of hair drifting down the hallway, tufts of hair on the upholstery, balls of hair on the bathroom rug, blankets of hair in the vacuum filter, tangles of hair on the fan blades, and a generous sprinkling of hair on carpets, furniture and fixtures. Also, thanks to my unfortunate mistake of allowing Moby to ride along in the minivan to drop my teenage daughter off at her summer job, anyone who enters our vehicle gets out looking like
Moby, a yellow Labrador, is six months old now and the shedding has begun.
Chewbacca from “Star Wars.” I didn’t think it was caninely possible for a dog to shed so much hair, much less for it to end up on top of our refrigerator, baked into the meatloaf, or woven into my toothbrush bristles. In a strange and incredibly annoying sort of way, dog shedding is quite miraculous. In fact, it will be a miracle if I survive this process without hacking up a hairball myself. But in the meantime, I guess I have no choice but to love every hair on ... or off ... Moby’s adorable little head.
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Navy announces 2015 Stockdale Award winners By Chief of Naval Personnel
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced the 2015 Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award winners, released in NavAdmin 197/15. The award was established in honor of Vice Adm. Stockdale whose distinguished naval career symbolized the highest standards of excellence in both personal conduct and leadership. It is presented annually to two commissioned officers on active duty in the grade of commander or below who are serving in command of a single unit and who serve as examples of excellence in leadership and conspicuous contribution to the improvement of leadership in the Navy. This year’s winners are: • Cmdr. Matthew J. Duffy, commanding officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112 (VAW-112) is the Pacific Fleet recipient. • Cmdr. Anthony S. Grayson, commanding officer of USS Providence (SSN 719), is the Fleet Forces Command recipient. The awards will be presented at a ceremony later this year. The 2015 winners were chosen from among eight outstanding finalists in a review process that included screening at the fleet commander level and final selection by a board of senior officers. Nominations for the award come only from commanding officers who are themselves eligible for the award. Stockdale, for whom the Stockdale Award is named, articulated five roles for a leader – moralist, jurist, teacher, steward and philosopher. A Naval Academy graduate and pilot, Stockdale ejected from his A-4E Skyhawk over North Vietnam in September 1965 and was held prisoner and frequently tortured until February 1973. He received the Medal of Honor in 1976 and served as president of the Naval War College from October 1977 until August 1979. He died in 2005 and is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He is survived by his wife, Sybil, of Coronado, Calif., his four sons and eight grandchildren. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.
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30th NCR marks 50-year return to Vietnam By Pacific Partnership and 30th NCR Public Affairs
DA NANG, Vietnam (NNS) – The 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR), embarked aboard USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) as Commander, Task Force Forager for Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15), arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 17. The arrival marked just over 50 years and three months since the regiment was reactivated in Da Nang under Commander, Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Pacific Fleet during the Vietnam War on May 10, 1965, and coincides with the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries 20 years ago. “It is an honor to return to Vietnam 50 years after the regiment was re-activated in 1965 for the Vietnam War,” said Commodore, Task Force Forager, Capt. James Meyer. “Our return to Vietnam is a historical event that I am proud to be part of. 30th NCR serving as a command element for Pacific Partnership 2015 continues to demonstrate the capability and flexibility of the regiment and the efforts the command has historically – and is currently – completing in the Pacific and in Vietnam.” The regiment’s mission during the war was exercising operational control over mobile construction battalions deployed to Vietnam. It maintained liaisons with other military commands, assigned construction projects to Seabee engineering units, and monitored their performance. During its current visit, the regiment will be using its command and control and engineering expertise to execute humanitarian and disaster relief oriented activities. Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion One and U.S. Air Force “Red Horse” engineers will help renovate three medical buildings in Da Nang, as well as renovate bathrooms at a disadvantaged children's center. “These efforts have produced
Capt. Chris Engdahl, commodore of Pacific Partnership, Capt. James Meyer, commodore of Task Force Forager, and Capt. Thomas Giudice, master of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), greet representatives from the Da Nang People’s Committee Aug. 17. Vietnam is the fifth stop for the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) and embarked Task Force Forager. Photo by MC1 Carla Burdt
improved school facilities and expanded capabilities for medical care in these remote locations,” said BUCM James White. “These efforts help us make meaningful impacts to people’s lives as well as build lasting relationships with those we work alongside.” In addition, Pacific Partnership’s U.S. and partner nation service members, as well as nongovernmental organizations, will work together to conduct subject matter expert exchanges on various medical and disaster relief topics, host dental engagements, and volunteer for community outreach events. “Our current humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness mission with Pacific Partnership is a great way to return to Vietnam and also celebrate the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the U.S. and Vietnam,” said Meyer. “Today’s Vietnam is very different than 50 years ago. Both our
countries have developed and changed over the years, as has our relationship. We are looking forward to increase partnership and cooperation between our countries working together for peace, stability and security in the Pacific region.” Commander, 30th NCR provides operational control over naval engineering forces throughout the Pacific, Southwest Asia, and the western United States in response to combat commander and naval component commander requirements. They serve an integral part of the Naval Construction Force and accomplish major combat operations, theater security cooperation, humanitarian assistance, disaster recovery, and Phase Zero requirements across the Pacific area of responsibility. Today, more than 4,000 active duty and reserve Sailors are assigned to the Pacific Fleet Seabees. Construction tasks in the Pacific range from renovat-
ing living quarters, ports and airfields, to constructing major operational training and support facilities. Disaster relief and helping others help themselves is a part of the Seabee tradition. Seabees have the capability to provide relief after natural disasters, which includes providing temporary berthing and utilities, cleaning debris, restoring communication systems, and repairing damaged homes, buildings and structures. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,000 animals. For more news from Naval Construction Group 1, visit www.navy.mil/local/ncg1.
Inaugural issue of Advanced Warfighting Journal launched From Navy Warfare Development Command
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – The Navy Warfare Development Command announced the launch of the Advanced Warfighting Journal (AWJ). The AWJ is a classified, quarterly theme-based electronic periodical featuring warfighting develop-
ment articles from subject matter experts from across the Navy. The AWJ is intended to stimulate tactical warfighting conversations in ready rooms and wardrooms, inform readers about emerging capabilities, and connect them to Navy doctrine and tactics, techniques and procedures. The inaugural AWJ
focuses on a key CNO initiative: Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare. AWJ is posted on the NWDC Navy Warfighting Development Portal (https:// portal. nwdc. navy. smil. mil/awd/). Individuals can request access by going to the NWDC SIPR SharePoint Portal: https:// portal. nwdc. navy. smil. mil/ ac-
counts/. Navy integrated fires is the theme for the Fall 2015 AWJ, which will feature articles on efforts enabling the kill chain in the anti-access area denial environment while disrupting adversary capabilities. Submissions are due Sept. 25 to NWDC_ NRFK_AWJ@navy.sm il.mil. Content is classi-
fied up to secret-noforn. Contact Grant Sattler, NWDC N3 Outreach, for questions about submissions: alan.satt l e r @ n a v y. m i l ; firstname.lastname@example.org. mil; (757) 341-4240. For more news from Navy Warfare Development Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ nwdc/.
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Navy entomologists visit Florida Keys to test mosquito control technology Story, photo by Jolene Scholl NAS Key West Public Affairs
KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) – With the support of the local mosquito control agency, Navy scientists are using a hand-held fogger at the Stock Island fishing docks to test a method of controlling mosquitos that spread disease. If successful, the technique could be used to protect warfighters detached to subtropical and tropical areas worldwide. The project’s overall purpose is to determine if the fogging method is efficient and effective in controlling the larvae of disease-carrying insects. This particular experiment is targeting the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is a carrier of dengue fever. Scientists from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, Fla., chose Key West as the testing site because of an outbreak of dengue fever in 2009; it was the first report of lo-
cally acquired cases in 50 years. Local dengue transmission reoccurred in 2010 and cases are now being reported in Palm Beach, Martin, Hillsborough, Osceola and Seminole counties. If the experiment proves to be successful, the military could use the hand-held thermal fogger to disperse larvicides in difficult terrain in tropical climates. The new method would also lower the risks associated with applying pesticides. The Aedes aegypti seeks clean, fresh water – such as rain water – to lay its eggs, preferably in tiny, hard-to-reach sites. The Stock Island fishing docks have a plethora of hidden water pockets; a teaspoon of water is enough for breeding. “It (the fogging technique) is great for broad areas but still concentrated enough that we don’t need aerial application,” said Catherine Pruszynski, research biologist with Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD), which is collaborating with NECE. “It gets into the
Lt. Akiyo Arimoto adds live mosquito larvae to cups collected after a larvicide application at Florida Keys Mosquito Control District lab. Navy Entomology Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, Fla., chose Key West as its testing site for thermal fogging with mosquito larvicide, as its tropical climate is representative of areas around the world where there is a potential for military presence.
small cracks and crevices where inspectors can’t reach,” she added. The fogging technology itself isn’t new, noted NECE Medical Entomologist James Cilek, who is leading the experiment. Foggers were used to spread pesticides in the 1940s, but the fog was petroleum-based and required a lot of fuel, which made
it too expensive to use, he said. The process was revived in the 1970s but the fog was still petroleum-based, although it did use far less fuel. The thermal fogger is primarily used for adult mosquitos, “we’re seeing if we can use that same technology for larviciding,” Cilek said. The NECE experiment uses
water-based larvicides, creating a fine mist that is safe to people, animals and other insects. The testing, which was in its third local trial last week, involves three separate days of testing. The first establishes a control and the second and third test the effectiveness of two different larvicides, according to NECE Assistant Department Head Lt. Akiyo Arimoto. Collection cups are placed in cryptic areas around the docks and collected after the fogging and then taken to the FKMCD lab. A set number of larvae are added, along with water, to the cups. The cups are checked 24 hours later and the number of surviving larvae is counted. “So far, it’s proved to be promising,” Cilek said. “We are getting completing control of the larvae.” For future detachments in tropical areas, the hand-held fogger and water-based larvicides could lead to a win on the war with disease-carrying insects.
Mosquito-borne illness alert in effect for Escambia County From http://escambia.floridahealth.gov
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert. The second case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Escambia County was confirmed in an adult male. This makes the sixth human case in Florida in 2015. “Residents and visitors should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to limit exposure to mosquito-borne illnesses,” said FDOH-
Escambia Director Dr. John J. Lanza. To protect yourself from mosquitos: • Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. • Discard old tires, bottles, pots, broken appliances and other items not being used. • Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least twice a week. • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that do not accumulate water. • Maintain swimming pools in good
condition and chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent and cover doors and windows. • Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves when mosquitoes are most prevalent. • Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. • Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective.
• Re-apply mosquito repellent as often as needed to prevent mosquito bites. • Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. • When using repellent on children, apply to your hands first and then rub on their arms and legs. • Place and repair screens on windows, doors, porches and patios. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County at 595- 6700 or visit www. Escambia Health. com.
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Pilot by day, singer/songwriter by night Instructor pilot at NAS Whiting Field uses songs to tell stories about military life Story, photo by Sheri Grabus NASWF Public Affairs
t’s 3 a.m. onboard a U.S. Navy ship. The lights are dim, and the deck is relatively quiet at the moment. A young Sailor should be in bed but can’t sleep. His mind is racing, and he wants to take advantage of the short period of calm before his early morning flight. He looks to the night sky and thinks of his family at home. It’s about 9 p.m. their time. If his wife is still sticking to her strict schedule, the children should be in bed by now. At the same time, a tired young wife looks up at the night sky and wonders when her husband will be able to call again. Next week is her birthday, and she thinks he will probably try that day. She will keep her cell phone with her at all times to avoid that sinking feeling in her gut when she sees that missed call from an unknown number. It’s worth that $1-a-minute calling card charge just to hear his voice, if only for a few minutes. Upon hearing this story, many in the general public will immediately focus on the sacrifices of military life. How sad it is that the family is separated and that the Sailor will miss his wife’s birthday. What a military member or spouse may take away from this story is the strength of the family bond. This disparity makes it difficult for many military service members to relate their stories in a way that may be comprehensible to the general public. A Sailor from Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is trying to cross that gulf in a novel
way – through music. Lt. Jerry Maniscalco spends his days training the best military pilots in the world. During his off-time, he does something quite different: he uses music to share his life experiences. Most of Maniscalco’s songs are spurred by his experiences in the Navy, because that’s what he does. He sings about the emotions and thoughts that are inspired by these experiences – not always about the actual event itself. There’s a purpose to this: to produce relatable music that can build bridges across audiences of all backgrounds. Maniscalco understands that non-military listeners may not relate to the actual experience, because it is foreign to them. But they can understand the emotions. According to Maniscalco, everyone draws something different from music. “It may not be what I’m thinking, but that’s fine. They relate to it, and that’s good,” Maniscalco said. For example, his most recently released CD, “One,” is a collection of Maniscalco’s thoughts during his last deployment onboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). The title song “One” was about a friend of his, who was deployed alongside him. The friend had to
leave his family and special-needs daughter to serve his country. His friend’s deployment was cut short when, about three months into deployment, the daughter took a turn for the worse. He was returned home to be with his family. The next few months proved very stressful for Maniscalco’s friend, but thankfully the daughter improved after a few months. “I am truly humbled to serve alongside such passionate Americans, who sacrifice so much to preserve our freedom,” Maniscalco said. Other songs on the CD describe everyday life experiences while deployed. “Songs like ‘Wasting Time’ and ‘St. Augustine’ just stem from the idea of missing home,” Maniscalco said. “ ‘Dragonfly’ came about after seeing a dragonfly on the flight deck prior to a flight one night. It had followed us all the way from Norfolk.” Maniscalco was a singer/songwriter before he was an active-duty military member. As a 16-year-old in Jackson, Miss., he first picked up a guitar to play a Beatles song during choral summer camp. With the help of his guitar-playing father, he then taught himself to play all of the songs from that Beatles album, “Abbey Road.” He credits American singer/song-
Lt. Jerry Maniscalco appears on “Pensacola Expert Panel with Wendi Summers” on NewsRadio1620 Aug. 12. Maniscalco writes and sings songs about military life and is involved with Operation Encore, a music collaboration to showcase the singersongwriter talents of veterans and military members.
writer John Mayer with sparking his interest in more modern music. However, his desire to begin writing songs was inspired by the music of Dave Matthews, a Grammy Award-winning musician who primarily plays acoustic guitar. Maniscalco released his first CD, “Take What’s Left & Make It Right,” in 2011. This solo acoustic album consisted of 15 songs from Maniscalco’s first and second military deployments. He continues to play these songs during live gigs. A few years after the release of the CD, a friend forwarded Maniscalco an e-mail from Operation Encore – an organization that brings musicians together to tell their stories of military life to the public, and to raise money for veteran’s causes. Operation Encore was searching for active duty/veteran songwriters, so Maniscalco sent them a sample from his
song “We Are.” He was asked to send more songs. The result was that two of Maniscalco’s songs, “Wake Up” and “We Are,” were among the 16 released last year on a CD titled “Operation Encore.” According to Maniscalco, “We Are” was the result of years of effort that finally came together during a military-related port visit to Bahrain, a small island country in the Middle East. “(‘We Are’) is a song of individual struggle, but harps on the fact that we’re all going through the same things,” Maniscalco said. “These last lines of the song are the ones that stand out to me: ‘We are trying to believe. We are stronger than you think. We are fighting for our lives. We are bold enough to try.’ ” Maniscalco’s next live performance will be tomorrow, Aug. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Blackwater Bistro, located at 5147 Elmira St. in Mil-
ton. During this performance, audience members will hear that Maniscalco continues to use his talents for songwriting and singing to share compelling stories describing the emotional challenges and rewards of military life. He also hopes his music, and the efforts of Operation Encore, will challenge some stereotypes that people have about active-duty members and veterans. “There’s a certain connotation that goes along with the label ‘veteran.’ Some of it is rooted in truth, while other parts of that image come from what the public sees in movies or TV shows,” Maniscalco said. “One of the reasons Operation Encore is so special to me is not that it is comprised of veterans who happen to play music. It’s that it is made up of musicians who also happen to be veterans. There’s a distinct difference between the two.”
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Class scheduled for military spouses
A Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 29, in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Regatta marks WWII anniversary
The Navy Yacht Club will be honoring the anniversary of the end of World War II by presenting the Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, also known as the “V-Day Regatta.” Race registration and a social will begin at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 29, in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. Entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing Membership and $40 for non-member. Race start is scheduled for noon. Post-race festivities will be held at the Bayou Grande Marina Aug. 30 will be reserved as a make-up day. For registration and more information go to www.navypnsyc.org. For race information, contact Sue Stephenson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Seaplane’ returning to the stage
Performances of a revival production of the musical of “Seaplane” are scheduled for Aug. 28, 29 and 30 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The story, originally written in 1989 by Pensacola natives Jack and Carolyn Fleming, focuses on the first crossing of the Atlantic in 1919 by the NC-4 aircraft designed by Glenn Curtiss. A portion of the show is set in Pensacola. Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre box office and Ticketmaster. A military discount is available. For more information, go to www.seaplane themusical.com.
Singers from local churches to perform
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting the 5th Sunday Sing at 6 p.m. Aug. 30. Singers from three local churches will be featured. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 492-1518 or go to www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.
Antique appraisal fair announced
The Pensacola Historic Preservation Society will presents its 21st antique appraisal fair at Garth’s Antiques and Auction Gallery, 3930 Navy Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5. Bring items for area antique dealers and experts to appraise. Tickets are $5 per
Organizers postpone WAVE program
Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. person, which includes appraisal of one object. Additional objects may be appraised for $3 each. Tickets will be available at the door. For additional information, call Beverly Stagg at 393-3091 or Gena Buchanan at 494-9802.
POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 15 The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 17th annual POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Pensacola Yacht Club. The event will honor POWs/MIA for the 70th anniversary of World War II. Guest speaker will be John H. Appleyard. Cost is $15 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 8. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament linked to Navy Ball The Pensacola Area Navy Ball Committee has scheduled a golf tournament for Sept. 18 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Cost is $200 for a team of four includes fees, cart and lunch. Sign up at A.C. Read Golf Pro Shop. For more information on the tournament, call HM1 Jeffery Casady at 452-5488. A Gas ’n’ Glass fundraising events is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the NEX Corry Station Gas Station. The 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information, go to www.pensacola navyball.com.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers, Navy Yacht Club Pensacola and Pensacola Yacht Club, the WAVE (Wounded American Veterans Event) program scheduled for Sept. 19 at Plaza de Luna in Pensacola has been postponed for 2015 and will be rescheduled for 2016. As soon as the organizing clubs can establish a new schedule, the information will be available on the Florida Commodores Association website at www.fl commodores.org.
German squadron plans Oktoberfest The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 16 at Mustin Beach Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festival begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and include a German beer stein to take home and a Bavarian meal. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Admission is by advance ticket sale only, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 8 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. For more information, call 452-2693.
Enrollment open for NASP cadet units
Interested youths can enroll in NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (14-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (11-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. The program is open to both military and non-military affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are also welcome. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at email@example.com or 458-1088.
Beach cleanup scheduled for Sept. 19 Beach cleanup projects are planned for Sept. 19 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as part of the 30th International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Trout Point, Lake Frederic, Oak Grove Campground, Barrancas Beach, Mustin Beach, CNATT/NATTC beach and Blue Angel Recreation Park. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the CPO Association, Sherman Air Traffic Control, MWR CDC, NAS Pensacola Community Outreach, VT-10, Naval Hospital Second Class Association, NATTC, Port Ops and Blue Angel Recreation Park. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, trash bags and water. Families are encouraged to participate. For more information or to sign up, call 452-3131, ext. 3003, or 452-3100, ext. 1243.
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In September, remember: Have a plan From www.ready.gov
Preparing makes sense. The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or another emergency. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense. Get ready now.
Get a kit. Get a kit of emergency supplies. Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer. While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and clean air. Consider two kits. In one, put everything you will need to stay where you are and make it on your own. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you have to get away. You’ll need a gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Include in the kits a three-day supply of nonperishable foods that are easy to store and prepare such as protein bars, dried fruit or canned foods. If you live in a cold weather climate, include warm clothes and a sleeping bag for each member of the family. Some potential terrorist attacks could send tiny microscopic “junk” into the air. Many of these materials can only hurt you if they get into your body, so think about creating a barrier between yourself and any contamination. It’s smart to have something for each member of the family that covers their mouth and nose, such as two to three layers of a cotton T-shirt, handkerchief or towel or filter masks, readily available in hardware stores. It is very important that the mask or other material fit your face snugly so that most of the air you breathe comes through the mask, not around it. Do whatever you can to make the best fit possible for children. Also, include duct tape and heavyweight garbage bags or plastic sheeting that can be used to seal windows and doors if you need to create a barrier between yourself and any potential contamination outside.
Make a plan. Make a plan for what you will do in an emergency. Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situation. Use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Develop a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations. Consider a plan where each family member calls, or emails, the same friend or relative in the event of an emergency. It
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ticipate where you will go. Choose several destinations in different directions so you have options in an emergency. If you have a car, keep at least a half tank of gas in it at all times. Become familiar with alternate routes as well as other means of transportation out of your area. If you do not have a car, plan how you will leave if you have to. Take your emergency supply kit, unless you have reason to believe it is contaminated and lock the door behind you. Take pets with you if you are told to evacuate, however, if you are going to a public shelter, keep
do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency. However, there are significant differences among potential terrorist threats, such as biological, chemical, explosive, nuclear and radiological, which will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. By beginning a process of learning about these specific threats, you are preparing yourself to react in an emergency. Go to www. ready. gov to learn more about potential terrorist threats and other emergencies
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may be easier to make a longdistance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members. Be sure each person knows the phone number a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. You may have trouble getting through, or the phone system may be down altogether, but be patient. Depending on your circumstances and the nature of the attack, the first important decision is whether you stay put or get away. You should understand and plan for both possibilities. Use common sense and the information you are learning here to determine if there is immediate danger. Watch television and listen to the radio for official instructions as they become available.
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Create a Plan to Shelter-inPlace. There are circumstances when staying put and creating a barrier between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside, a process known as sheltering-in-place and sealing the room can be a matter of survival. If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to shelter-in-place and seal the room. Consider precutting plastic sheeting to seal windows, doors and air vents. Each piece should be several inches larger than the space you want to cover
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so that you can duct tape it flat against the wall. Label each piece with the location of where it fits. Use all available information to assess the situation. If it is necessary, quickly bring your family and pets inside, lock doors and close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers. Immediately turn off air conditioning, forced air heating systems, exhaust fans and clothes dryers. Take your emergency supplies and go into the room you have designated. Seal all windows, doors and vents. Understand that sealing the room is a temporary measure to create a barrier between you and contaminated air. Watch TV, listen to the radio or check the Internet for instructions. Create a Plan to Get Away. Plan in advance how you will assemble your family and an-
in mind they may not be allowed inside. If you believe the air may be contaminated, drive with your windows and vents closed and keep the air conditioning and heater turned off. Listen to the radio for instructions. Know Emergency Plans at School and Work. Think about the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places your family frequents. Talk to your children’s schools and your employer about emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an emergency. If you are an employer, be sure you have an emergency preparedness plan. Review and practice it with your employees. A community working together during an emergency also makes sense. Some of the things you can
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or call 1 (800) BE-READY (1 (800) 237-3239) for a free brochure. Be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances and make every effort to follow instructions received from authorities on the scene. With these simple preparations, you can be ready for the unexpected. After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies, take the next step and get involved in preparing your community. Join Citizen Corps, which actively involves citizens in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger and better prepared. Citizen Corps works hard to help people prepare, train and volunteer in their communities. Go to http://www. ready. gov/ citizen-corps for more information and to get involved.
Jokes & Groaners In case of emergency ‘jokes’ A man rushed into the doctor’s office and shouted, “Doctor, I think I’m shrinking!” The doctor calmly responded, “Now settle down. You’ll just have to be a little patient.” Three doctors are riding in a car together when the car gets a flat tire. They all get out and look at the tire. The first doctor said,“It looks flat.” The second doctor feels the tire and said, “It feels flat.” The third doctor said, “I hear a hissing noise.” Together in agreement, they all nodded their heads.“We’d better run some tests.” EMS Dispatcher: “What’s the nature of your emergency?” Caller: “My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart.” Dispatcher: “Is this her first child?” Caller: “No, no! This is her husband.” A man rushed his son to the emergency room after the boy swallowed two quarters. A nurse came into the room to check on him. The man asked her, “Nurse, is there any news?” She turned as she was leaving the room and answered, “Sorry, there’s no change.”
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Blue Angels inspire teamwork at RTC By MC2 Kathryn E. MacDonald Blue Angels PAO
REAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) – Members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, attended five events during Navy Recruit Division 267’s graduation week at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Ill., Aug. 8-14. The Blue Angels sponsored Navy Recruit Division 267 as part of the Navy’s Recruit Division Sponsorship Program. The program allows Navy commands to interact with recruits during training and take part in the “Sailorization” process of turning civilians into wellrounded members of the U.S. Navy. The events Blue Angels team members participated in throughout the week included the Captain’s Cup, the division’s pride run, a pizza party, and graduation. “The best part of Captain’s Cup was that it brought our division even closer together,” said SR Marcella Garrett. “We worked together to push through these last few weeks, getting us to this point, and one step closer
to the next part in our naval careers.” Eight recruit divisions competed in 10 events at Captain's Cup. The challenges required the recruits to put their skills to the test for the opportunity to win the Captain’s Cup trophy and a chance to display the Captain’s Cup flag during pass-inreview at graduation. Division 267 placed first over all other integrated divisions. “Having the Blue Angels supporting them, cheering them on, definitely made a difference,” said AME1 Matthew Smith, a division 267 RDC. “You could see the extra motivation in the recruits.” Throughout the week, Blue Angels team members interacted, worked out, and mentored the soon-to-be Sailors of Divi-
Blue Angels-sponsored Navy Recruit Division 267 took first place over all the intergrated divisions competing in the TRC’s Captain’s Cup competition. Blue Angels photo
sion 267. One special event both recruits and Blue Angels team members said they cherished was “Recruit Heaven.” The event includes things normally off-limits to recruits, including movies, video games and food not served in the galley. “To get the chance to spend quality time with the recruits outside of their normal routine was very rewarding,” said LS1 Ann Godwin. “It will forever be remembered as one of the most rewarding experiences of my Navy career.” The following morning the Blue Angels accompanied Division 267 at the track for their
“Pride Run.” They ran approximately two miles in formation while singing cadence. “To go back to Great Lakes after 12 years is very humbling,” said AS1 Ryan Hooks, Blue Angels No. 2 crew chief. “To have the opportunity to see and motivate the next generation of Sailors who are going to be our replacements inspires me and reminds me that you never forget from where you came.” The evening before Division 267’s graduation, the Blue Angels shared a meal and presented the RDCs and recruits with Blue Angels challenge coins. “I still remember, to this day, when I got my first Navy coin,”
said AM1 Megan Stricklin. “To be able to be on the opposite side and give a Sailor their first coin is beyond humbling.” Recruit Division 267 started the basic training process June 29 and graduated Aug. 14, along with eight other divisions. For more information regarding the RTC Sponsorship Program, contact the RTC Public Affairs Office at (847) 6882405. For more news from the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, visit www.blue angels. navy. mil. For more news from Navy Blue Angels, visit www. navy.mil/local/blueangels.
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Puppeteer from ‘Sesame Street’ to speak Sept. 15 Story, photo from WSRE
WSRE is bringing the man inside Big Bird to Pensacola for a free lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio. Caroll Spinney has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since the show began in 1969. At 81, Spinney is the last of the original puppeteers still at work on the show and the subject of a new Tribeca Film release about his life and legacy, “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story.” In conjunction with WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series event, Tree
House Cinema in Gulf Breeze will show the film Aug. 28 and 29. For information on the film, go to tree housecinemagulfbreeze.com. Named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, Big Bird has captivated children around the world for more than 30 years. Spinney will discuss how he has helped children reach their highest potential through his “Sesame Street” characters. Both the lecture and film are for grown-ups, said WSRE Educational Services Director Jill Hubbs. “This is for ‘Sesame Street’ fans old enough to realize that there is a puppeteer inside the
Big Bird costume,” she said. “We hope a lot of parents and teachers will attend.” “Caroll Spinney’s lifework has advocated for early learning and preparing our youngest children for success in school and in life, and that is exactly what WSRE’s educational outreach is all about in our local community and our reason for inviting him to Pensacola,” Hubbs said. Spinney has made appearances on many other television shows as Big Bird and Oscar. He has starred in his own 90-minute special, “Big Bird in China,” and marked his motion picture debut in a starring role with “Sesame
Street Presents: Follow That Bird.” He has earned four Emmy Awards, two Gold Records and two Grammy Awards. In his memoir, “The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch): Lessons from a Life in Feathers,” Spinney shares wisdom gleaned from his work creating and portraying one of the world’s most beloved characters. The Public Square Speakers Series event is sponsored in part by Gulf Power Company. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are requested. For more information, go to wsre.org/speakers.
Caroll Spinney is a “Sesame Street” puppeteer and author.
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The Matsuriza Taiko Drummers are scheduled to perform Aug. 29 at Bon Fest Pensacola. Photo from office of Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
Connections to Japan in spotlight By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Japan will be the center of attention at two upcoming events. • A taste of summer fun from old Japan, Bon Fest Pensacola 2015 is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Woodland Heights Resource Center, 111 Berkley Ave. Based on the Obon festivals of Japan, the event celebrates family and folk traditions. Japanese food, dancing and activities will be in the spotlight. Performers will include the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers from Disney World, and Masao Takagi, consulate-general of Japan in Miami, is scheduled to
attend. When the traditional dances start, everyone is invited to join the chorus line. In Japan, it’s even expected. A “Mikoshi Parade” for children also is planned. From origami creations to kimono fabric art, a variety of Japanese arts and crafts will be for sale, and Japanese summer treats will be available. Admission to Bon Fest Pensacola is free. For more information, contact Kumiko Curtis at 452-9599 or 501-1705. Email contacts are Kumiko. Curtis@nexweb.org or hatsue firstname.lastname@example.org. • A special event to honor U.S. service members who
served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families and civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. The JUMP program is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required. To make reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 3618750. For more information, go to jasnwfl.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 6 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 8 p.m.
“Minions” (3D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Pixels” (3D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 8 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, noon; “Minions” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (2D), PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 9 p.m.
“Minions” (2D), PG, noon; “Paper Towns,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Trainwreck,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Pixels” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Minions” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Trainwreck,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Minions” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Self/Less,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Gallows,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7 p.m.; “Paper Towns,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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. • Football trip: Take a trip to New Orleans for a pre-season game Aug. 29-30 (New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans). Package is $140 and includes tickets, transportation and lodging for one or two (shared room) with a maximum of Free tickets are two per room. Must use MWR trans- available for the 2:30 portation. Will re- p.m. Aug. 30 performceive game ticket ance of “Seaplane,” a aboard bus. Space musical showing at is limited. Sign up Pensacola Saenger at ITT office, Bldg. Theatre. Tickets are 3787, at the NEX available for active Mall on Highway 98, duty and dependents For more informa- at the MWR business tion, call 452-6354. office at 450 Radford • Youth Sports Blvd., Bldg 4143 Fall Soccer: Reg- (same as Radford Fitistration in progress ness Center). Maxiat the NASP Youth mum of four tickets Center, Bldg. 3690. per ID. There is a $50 registration fee per child. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Coaches and assistant coaches also needed. For more information, call 452-3810 or 4522417. • Golfers wanted: Register for the 65th annual NAS Invitational at A.C. Read Golf Course Sept. 25-27. Registration fee is $145 per person ($290 per team). Fees include green fees, 54 holes golf course, cart, range balls, tee favors and golf shirt. For more information, call 452-2454. • Child care providers wanted: Become a Navy Child Development Home (CDH) care provider. The next CDH orientation class is Aug. 24-28. For more information, call 5725026 or 281-5368. • Fitness for scholars: Registration for the Family Fitness Home School Scholar Program. Register today and make fitness a part of your home school program. First class scheduled for Sept. 15. For more information, call 452-6004. • Improve your swimming: If you would like to take your swimming to the next level, sign up for the 32nd annual Stroke Clinic Sept. 8-25 at the NASP Corry Station swimming pool. The clinic is for school-age civilian and military dependents interested in competitive swimming and swimmers participating in their school swim teams. Cost is $30. For more information, contact MWR Aquatics at 452-9429. • New Beginners Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate. Instructor: Sensei John Wynne. Class at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, is open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older. Cost is $20 per month ($22 DoD). Indoctrination class is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Classes start Sept. 3. For information or to register, call 2910904, 452-7810 or 452-7813.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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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 victim 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 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • 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. 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. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. 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.
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Fleet and Family Support Center • 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. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for workshop, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This program which must be com-
pleted and submitted for transferring individuals/families with household goods to move. Prior to coming to the class you must have a login name and password created. Open to all branches. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 4525609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia
County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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