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Hurricane preparedness: Are you ready? By MC2(SW/AW/EXW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s the middle of the 2014 hurricane season with Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic, so there’s no better time to ask yourself this question: Are you ready? Although the Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30, the bulk of the named systems form during the latter part of the season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And while the first part of this hurricane season has been quiet, NOAA records show that 321 hurricanes have made landfall in the southeastern United States. That places Navy Region Southeast installations squarely in the target zone. So how do you prepare? Start with a plan. “Make a plan that your family understands,” Navy Region Southeast Regional Emergency Management Officer Scott Crossley said. “Plans should include a meeting location if your family is separated, out-of-town contact numbers, local evacuation routes, medicines, what you’ll do with your pets, important pa-

pers you’ll need and more. You can’t be too prepared.” In addition to an evacuation plan, it’s recommended families have at least three days of emergency supplies, according to the American Red Cross, including one gallon of water per person per day, nonperishable foods and hygiene products. Hurricane season will come and go, but as Crossley points out, being prepared is not a seasonal event. “It’s not just for hurricane season,” said Crossley. “You need to plan and be prepared yearround.” YN1 Serge Kabanda, CNRSE flag writer, whose entire career has been located in states prone to hurricanes, understands the need to “be ready.” “Disaster preparedness is important, especially if you don’t live alone,” said Kabanda. “Even if you have pets, you should always have an emergency plan. A hurricane. A fire. Even being robbed. Just be ready for anything that could happen and know what to do. Being prepared means you don’t have to panic whenever things actually do happen.” So what do you do if something does

NATTC, MANNA winners in Feds Feed Families donations ... Navy and Marine Corps students from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) load food, donated through the Feds Feed Families (FFF) program, onto a MANNA Food Pantries truck Aug. 15. NAS Pensacola’s total as of Aug. 25 was 96,557 pounds for this year’s campaign. This year’s top contributor was NATTC at 8,144 pounds. Photo by BM1 Martha Mendoza

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Air Force ‘Career Day’ highlights flight education choices Story, photo By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

An Aug. 22 fly-in at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field featured several of the U.S. Air Force’s state-of-the-art aircraft for the base’s Air Force flight students to examine up close. The Career Day fly-ins, which will be held quarterly, also offered students the opportunity to talk with the crews of these aircraft, in order to learn about duty with their squadrons and what life will be like when they are deployed.

Air Force Capt. Jason Middlebrooks (top right) answers questions from service members about his B-52H Stratofortress.

An AC-130 gunship and a U28 Pilatus from Hurlburt Field were on hand, along with an E-

Vouchers enable accelerated officer graduate education By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Naval officers unable to pursue full-time graduate studies now have an additional education option with the FY-15 Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program announced Aug. 25. Detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 191/14, the GEV program offers

eligible officers the opportunity to receive funded graduate education during off-duty hours. Through GEV, unrestricted line (URL) officers can apply to receive funding for Navy-relevant graduate education meeting the requirements of at least one subspecialty code as specified by the Navy Subspecialty

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Robins Air Force Base; and a B52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Their aircrew stood by for question-and-answer sessions. “Many of the students are right in their what we call ‘drop,’ ” Air Force Maj. Dwayne Killebrew, director of current operations, 479th Operational Support Squadron (OSS), said. “They’re getting close to the end, where they’re going to put together a list of what aircraft they want to go fly. Many of these students are fresh out of college; they have some idea about what these airplanes

do and what the mission is. “They got briefs this morning from the crews. Students want to hear it from the guys who are actually flying the mission,” Killebrew said. “Today they might get a brief that sparks their interest, or see a plane they haven’t before. There’s something about hearing it from the crews themselves. They flew it in here; it’s their airplane.” Maj. Millard Matthews III gave tours of the B-52 H Stratofortress and presented reasons why duty with that aircraft was a good choice for Air Force

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Icy challenge to help others ... Blue Angels Elementary School Principal Karen Montgomery gets the cold treatment Aug. 22 as part of an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge completed by all the students and staff at the school. About 1,000 people participated in the event, and volunteers from NAS Pensacola helped hand out the cups of ice that students dumped on their heads. The school has strong military ties. Montgomery said about 400 of the 913 children enrolled at Blue Angels Elementary are from military families. The event had personal significance for Montgomery and her sister, Lori Henderson, a first-grade teacher at the school. They lost their father, retired Navy ADR1 Nicholas Christodolus, to ALS in 2010. Photo by Janet Thomas

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T-39 Sabreliner makes ceremonial departure flight Commentary by Lt. Cmdr. Taylor Brownlie Operations Officer, Training Squadron Four

After 51 years of loyal and faithful service, the United States Navy officially retired the T-39 Sabreliner. The ceremonial departure flight of the Sabreliner was held Aug. 27 at NAS Pensacola. At 7:20 a.m., after thorough review of the Maintenance ADB with Maintenance Manager Chuck Kneemiller, the aircrew signed the final “A” sheet and then were welcomed on the flight line by Commodore Ted “Tag” Heflin (CTW-6), longtime T-39 Program Manager Ron Hudson, T-39 site managers Dean-o Fournier and Mike Neri, other squadron commanding officers, Gray Eagles, L-3 maintainers, squadron families and the base chap-

lain, who gave a short departing prayer. At 7:30 a.m., attention then focused to the T-39 undergoing pre-flight by the maintainers from L3/Vertex. Manning the last aircraft and poised in the cockpit on his birthday was Pieter VandenBergh, L3/Vertex chief pilot, along with Skipper Samuel “Smokey” White, CO VT4, and Russ Early, flight supervisor. At 7:40 a.m.,

plane captain Les Pelton gave the final start engines signal and then proceeded to “final check” the aircraft. After the successful inspection, the plane captain then gave the traditional sharp hand salute ... “launch ’em.” At 7:50 a.m., calling dispatcher John Wilson and supervisor Pat Tilley initiated the final outbound call and Aircraft No. 08 (BuNO 165516) proceeded to the taxiway

for its trip to the end of the runway for takeoff. In the control tower was trusted retired chief Christina Scott, who at 7:56 a.m., gave the final “cleared for takeoff” and the traditional “fair winds” call as the aircraft rolled down the runway. After takeoff the crew made a long left hand turn back over the beach line to lineup with runway 25 for the final pass.

At 8 a.m. sharp, as the national anthem was playing over the loudspeakers onboard NAS Pensacola, Heflin commanded, “Attention, hand-salute, T-39 Sabreliner departing,” as the bell tolled six times and the boatswain whistled in a traditional Navy ceremony honoring a retiree. As the Gulf of Mexico sun crept up over the horizon on a hazy Pensacola morning, the T-39 banked slightly to the left and performed a slow pass over the crowd, leveled off and with the music still playing, the Sabreliner climbed into the sky and into naval aviation history. As the aircraft made its final low pass, the small crowd of spectators gave the Sabreliner a final three “hip-hip hooray” cheers. The T-39 Sabreliner was now officially retired; final stop and resting place Davis Monthan Air Force

Base in Arizona. The T-39 Sabreliner leaves the service of the country at the peak of its capabilities. The aircraft accomplished every mission asked with perfection and departs without a replacement for its multi-seat trainer mission. The T-39 Sabreliner played an essential part in the changes that reshaped the training command and naval aviation. A fitting accomplishment for such a great aircraft. So, we, the aircrews and maintainers say “thank you, Sabreliner,” for building a truly outstanding aircraft that served our wonderful nation for so long. Those who knew this aircraft have been enriched by its beauty, enduring perseverance and unfailing manner. The T-39 touched many lives and left many forever changed. Goodbye, old friend ... you served the Navy well.

Navy Exchange (NEX) revising shopping privileges ... NEXCOM is revising its current shopping policy and expanding authorization to civilians, contractors and base visitors to purchase consumable products. Purchases can be from any NEX location and will be limited to food and non-alcoholic beverage items that can be consumed on the installation. This notice modifying the DODI 1330.21 Armed Services Exchange Regulations (ASER) is effective Sept. 1. “I believe that this policy change is the right thing,” said Steve Foster, general manager, NEX Pensacola Complex. “It gives everyone the opportunity to purchase convenience items on base. There’s no more (need for) driving off base for food and beverages.” Be ready from page 1

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happen? If an evacuation is ordered, the Regional Operations Center, commonly known as the ROC, springs into action. The resources section, which includes administrative, logistics and financial personnel, uses the Total Workforce Management System, or TWMS, to automatically generate the names of all military and civilian personnel in the affected area. Orders are printed and made available so Sailors can travel to their designated safe haven, which is usually identified ahead of time by the installation. Specific guidance will be provided on authorization of families to travel, depending on circumstances of the incident. Once the event, such as a hurricane, has passed and it’s safe to return, personnel and families are directed to return. Mission essential personnel and emergency response personnel may be required to remain at their installation for the duration of the evacuation order. Each installation, as well as the Navy Region Southeast headquarters, has emergency information cards. They provide specific instructions on mustering, as well as emergency contact numbers and websites, including the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System website – https://navyfamily.navy.mil. This site provides key information to help keep you and your family safe and tells you what to do if disaster strikes. NFAAS recommends that after a severe weather event, it’s critical to alert your chain of command on you and your family’s status. It’s not just mustering. It’s also providing fleet and family support necessary information on your specific needs. It’s called a needs assessment. This is key is to make those needs known so Navy family personnel can address them as quickly as possible. The Navy Region Southeast website – http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/om/emergency_management/hurricane_season_2014.html – has addtional information on how to prepare for hurricanes, as well as the American Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/homefamily. So don’t wait until the storm is here. The time to prepare is now. Are you ready?

officers starting their career. “National security and nuclear deterrence is what we do,” Matthews said, “and we do it great. We’re professionals at that, and we also carry the largest amount of ordnance in the Air Force’s inventory. We have amazing locations for deployments; Anderson Air Force Base in Guam – yes, it’s a tropical island. We’re flying out to Korea, we’re flying out to Australia; we do joint activities with the Navy. We’re doing the global presence mission. We’re letting the world know we’re here to protect our friends and allies.” The hands-on opportunity wasn’t lost on the stu-

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System. “Many officers find it challenging to maintain their career progression and simultaneously schedule full-time education at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) or other institutions,” said Cheral Cook, graduate education coordinator for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). “The GEV program offers an accelerated path to an off-duty master’s degree with financial support of up to $20,000 per fiscal year, with a total limit of $40,000 for the entire course of study.” All required fees normally charged by the university relating directly to student application and enrollment, including mandatory health fees and health insurance, laboratory fees, vehicle registration and identification cards, and computer fees are reimbursable. Other reimbursable expenses include the cost of textbooks and course materials, and limited expenditures for transcript and entry fees, and final thesis production. GEV applicants select a regionally accredited school and choose a

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

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

dents. “It’s been very helpful,” said 1st Lt. Emerson Baldoz. “We get a good idea what the mission’s all about – to learn what type of environment and family life you’re going to be put into.” Among the various aircraft, Baldoz preferred the U28 Pilatus. “I’ve seen every other type of aircraft; I think it’s the first time in a while the U28 has dropped in here as an exhibit. Their mission is very specific; they’ve been around since the 1990s but as far as the general public it’s still pretty secret.” Baldoz also liked what he saw about the AC-130. “The guns are a big seller,” he admitted. For a photo feature on the fly-in, see page 4.

specific course of study meeting their community’s subspecialty requirements. Education plans are reviewed and approved for the Navy subspecialty code by NPS. The GEV program is targeted at officers with demonstrated superior performance and upward career mobility who are transferring or have recently reported to shore duty, in order to allow sufficient time for completion of a graduate program. The GEV program is open to URL active-duty officers in pay grades O-3 through O-5, in designators 111X (surface warfare), 112X (submarine warfare), 113X (special warfare/SEAL), 114X (special operations), and 13XX (naval aviator/naval flight officer). There are 120 planned quotas available for FY-15 as follows: surface warfare, 42; submarine, 27; Aviation, 49; special warfare/special operations/explosive ordnance disposal, 2. Quotas by degree program and warfare areas are listed in the in the NavAdmin, and additional information can be found on the Navy College Program’s GEV web page at: https://www. navycollege. navy.mil/gev/gev_home.aspx. Some restrictions apply and en-

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Going overboard: Old dogs can learn new tricks Story, photo by Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

About the columnist

“How do I look?” my husband asked, putting his hands on his hips and strutting down the marine supply store isle snuggly strapped into a new life vest. As if he was on a fashion runway in Milan, he stopped, pivoted, and looked at me with a “come hither” stare. “You’ll be the envy of everyone in our sailing class,” I lied. Along with our new life jackets, we bought sailing gloves, non-marking deck shoes, sunglasses straps, waterproof phone pouches and a humongous chart of the entire Narragansett Bay. At home, we assembled the rest of the recommended sailing apparel: hats, quick dry shorts, breathable collared shirts, waterproof watches and gadgetry such as pocket knives and compasses that would never see the light of day. We had no idea how to sail, but goshdarnit, we were going to look the part. Besides, when military folks like us move somewhere new, we try our best to experience the local customs.

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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. Before the end of our tour of duty in Rhode Island, we will guzzle gallons of “chowdah,” stuff ourselves with “stuffies” (stuffed clams) and learn to love “lobstah” rolls. We will hike rocky coastlines, wade through cranberry bogs and snap photos of squatty lighthouses. We might even start saying things like, “Hey, I have an idear … let’s go downcity for a gagga and a beah.” (A local’s way of suggesting hot dogs and beers in Providence.) And in a state like Rhode Island, where there are more boats than human beings, we must learn how to sail. Recently, we showed up at the Naval Station Newport

Lisa Smith Molinari and her husband, Capt. Francis Molinari, recently took a class to learn how to sail.

base marina on the first night of basic sail training class, with naïve visions of cruising on the Narragansett Bay in a 40-footer named something like “Moon Dancer,” my husband at the helm in his polo sweater, and me lounging in the cockpit with a glass of chardonnay like Jackie O. About 20 of us – mostly middle-aged with a smattering of 20-something single sailors – mustered on the deck of the tiny marina office. We sized each other up while we waited for the instructors to show. One by one, the volunteers appeared to give us instruction. They were all older, seasoned gentlemen, one of which smoked a calabash pipe and seemed the incarna-

tion of Hemmingway’s Santiago from “The Old Man and the Sea.” They broke us into smaller groups, and after discussing rigging, points of sail, knots and right of way, our minds were swimming with new terminology. Clew, cleat, cunningham, close-hauled. halyard, heel, helm, hull. Batten, beating, boom, beamreach. Leeward, leech, luff. Starboard, stern, spreader. shackle, shroud, sheet. By the end of the first night, the only term I could remember was “S.O.S.” I wondered, After 20 years as a Navy wife, am I too old to learn something new? Our next lesson was “on the water,” but thanks to torrential downpours, it was

more like a reenactment of “The Perfect Storm.” Although I had faithfully read my instruction manual and practiced my square knots, cleat hitches and bowlins with a length of rope while watching “Deadliest Catch,” my waterlogged brain went blank when I took the helm. I yelled “Jibe Ho!” while tacking, I shouted “Helms-alee!” while jibing, I let my sails out while close-hauled, I sheeted the sails in on a broad reach. And during the man overboard drill, I ran right over the floating dummy. My husband and I thought our instructors might ban us from the marina, but interestingly, they kept showing up to teach us, and eventually, we learned to sail. Sure we went a little overboard with our sailing attire, and we had to let go of our dream of Kennedy-esque yachts, Egyptian cotton sweaters and fine wines. But my husband and I are now qualified to rent a small boat from the base marina, and sail like real Rhode Islanders. We may not be salty, but there’s no denying it: these old dogs have learned a new trick.

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Air Force Career Day 479th FTGʼs fly-in provides a closer look at aviation training possibilities

Photos by Mike O’Connor

A Marine Osprey taking off gets a good look at two visitors to the NAS Pensacola Forrest Sherman Field flight line: a “JSTARS” and a B-52H Stratofortress, which arrived for the 479th Flying Training Group’s (FTG) Career Day fly-in Aug. 22. JSTARS, which stands for “Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System” is Northrop Grumman’s command and control aircraft for battle management, the E-8.

A U28 Pilatus arrives (above, right) and is surrounded by students curious about the plane and its capabilities. The Air Force uses the Swiss-made aircraft for support of special operations forces. The U28 is well-known for its ability to operate from unimproved and short runways.

(Above) An AC-130 gunship from nearby Hurlburt Field was very popular with the Air Force students. (Above, right) 40mm and 105mm cannon protrude from the ship’s port side; in combat, the gunship banks as it delivers its lethal firepower.

Crew members still call the B-52 Stratofortress by its old nickname, the “BUFF,” which usually stands for “Big Ugly Friendly Fellow.” The B-52H which visited NASP Aug. 22 came from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. (Above) Students and family members wait to tour the aircraft. (Above, right) The B-52’s cockpit shows a complexity of instrumentation, which will appeal to many new air crew.


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NHP: Taking one step at a time Story, photos by MC1James Stenberg NHP PAO

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person’s foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. Damage to just one of those can develop into chronic conditions if left unmanaged. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) podiatrist, located at Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Station Pensacola, is available for any foot or ankle issues affecting active-duty and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled at the hospital or the local branch clinics. Podiatrists treat medical ailments of the foot and ankle including ankle pain or instability, heel pain, flat feet, shin splints,

bunions, infections, calluses, warts and many other podiatric problems. Podiatry treatments can range from non-invasive shoe inserts to surgical procedures. “Even though feet and ankles are a small part of the human body,” said Lt. Jeremy Hyrczyk, podiatrist at Naval Branch Health Clinic, Naval Air Station Pensacola, “proper foot care can have large health care bene-

Lt. Jeremy Hyrczyk, podiatrist, Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Station Pensacola, stands next to various charts depicting parts of the foot and ankle. Hyrczyk recently relocated to NBHC NASP, but can see active-duty service members and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries enrolled at the hospital or the local branch clinics.

A person’s foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s podiatrist is available for any foot or ankle issues that eligible beneficiaries and their families enrolled in the hospital or the local branch clinics may have.

fits.” The exertion a person puts on their feet and ankles on a daily basis may be perceived as just regular wear and tear. However, feet are more than just parts of the body used for getting from point A to point B. Foot pain left unchecked can cause health issues throughout the rest of the body. “You have to take care of your feet,” said Hyrczyk, “because feet are the foundation of an entire structure. Feet act as the base of the human body; they support the legs, hips, torso and all the way to the top of the head. If there are problems at the base, those problems can be exacerbated as they extend to the rest of the body. “It’s essentially like building a house. If you build a foundation that’s a little bit off on one

corner, by the time you get to the second story you’re going to have things off kilter that will have to be (addressed). The same goes for the feet and the body. Issues with the feet can compound any other issues you may have on the rest of your (body).” The passion podiatrists share for their work is echoed by their patients as well. “(Podiatrists’) views on feet are totally different from the way a regular doctor views feet,” said HM2 Natasha Ibarra, assistant to NHP’s command master chief and a podiatry patient. “Seeing a podiatrist really made a difference for me. I have seen a dramatic change in my pain and (how I) walk.” People join the medical pro-

fession and military for a multitude of reasons. For Hyrczyk, the reason was simple. “When I came into the service, it was an absolute act of servitude.” said Hyrczyk. “I have a lot of respect for (service members), and if I can keep them moving and keep their boots on the ground, I think that’s worth more than anything else in the world that I can do in order to keep our country safe and allow us to have our freedom.” Podiatry appointments are offered on a referral-only basis with clinical appointments at NBHC NASP and surgeries conducted at NHP. If eligible beneficiaries are having concerns about their feet, they should discuss it first with their primary care manager.


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NASWF names Civilians of the Quarter By 1st Lt. Nathan A. Boyar NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) have been announced by Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014. This awards program is designed to give recognition to the top performing junior and senior civilians working at NASWF. Alec Granderson has been awarded Senior Civilian of the Quarter. Granderson is an air traffic control specialist for NASWF operations. Lori Howell has been awarded Junior Civilian of the Quarter. Howell is a management assistant for the NASWF administration department. Howell currently maintains five databases for administrative

functions. During this quarter, she developed an additional two databases. Howell’s expertise in handling these electronic materials allowed her to merge three data bases into a single comprehensive one, which resulted in streamlining data collection and saving countless man hours for the entire department. Throughout the quarter Howell handled more than 30 military transfers and has universally been praised for making each service member’s transition to their next duty station seamless. Howell is known through the command as a go-to person. She also currently serves as the secretary for the Civilian Welfare Recreation Association. Administrative Officer Patricia Speas is one of the many people who works with Howell

and notices how her work ethic improves the work environment. “Ms. Howell’s personal excellence has increased the cohesiveness of the admin team,” Speas stated. “She is a selfstarter whose personal initiative skills and pleasant personality have identified her as being outstanding among all departments.” As one of the seven air traffic control specialists fully qualified at both north and south airfields, Granderson’s outstanding leadership and ability as a controller have highlighted him at NASWF operations. As North Tower facility watch supervisor (FWS), Granderson’s team of 14 air traffic controllers completed more than 16,000 flight operations, 7,500 flight notifications and 4,000 flight plans. As South

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Tower FWS, Granderson led 16 controllers in more than 14,200 flight operations and 1,500 ground controlled approaches. Lt. Lela Finnegan works closely with Granderson and often recognizes his second to none dedication to his job. “(Granderson) is a top performer,” Finnegan said. “His

goal-oriented and energetic attitude continues to ensure the operational readiness of the department and command. He is highly deserving of the recognition afforded by this award.” Both recipients will receive a certificate from the command recognizing their achievements, along with a $750 prize.

Performance troupe takes on sexual assault training Story, photo by Lt. j.g. Robert Provencher NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

It’s a balmy 85 degree day as service members drag their feet on the way towards the NAS Whiting Field auditorium. It’s time for the base’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training, and the students are bracing themselves for a lecture that has traditionally been viewed as awkward, painful and uncomfortable. The auditorium fills with flight suits, groans and muttering as the students filter in, ready for another of the military’s fine slideshow presentations. What they don’t realize is that there’s no slideshow today, and the first hint they get is when the lights dim and three young men barrel onto the stage, raucously laughing and trash-talking. “Hey, Tim,” one calls out. “What was that dance you were doing at the club?” “It’s called twerking – check it out,” Tim responds, and begins demonstrating the move onstage. The audience laughs, and the tension that had filled the assembly just moments before lifts noticeably. With the audience engaged, the performers are able to move the scene along, flowing naturally from its comic and engaging hook to a demonstration of a failed bystander intervention.

InterACT brings audience members onstage to become active participants, rather than passive observers.

As the scene unfolds the show’s creator and executive manager Marc Rich and facilitator Bobby Gordon pause the performance to engage the audience directly, calling on individuals from the crowd to ask what they could have done to prevent this situation. The recent performance comes courtesy of InterACT, a social justice performance troupe founded by Rich in 2000. The goal of the troupe is to provide effective training by putting on shows that are not just entertaining, but proactive – facilitating the highest level of audience interaction with the show. Several Sailors and Marines were brought onstage to act out their answers, working with the im-

prov troupe to demonstrate effective bystander interventions. Following the prevention half of the performance, the three male performers, Chino, Barry and Tim, yield the stage to Nicole, Breeza and Jill, who play out a poor response to a sexual assault survivor. Again Rich and Gordon halt the show to encourage the audience to participate, using the event to show both right and wrong ways to approach a response to an assault. Both scenes demonstrate relatable, believable situations of how an assault can happen, and how a poor response can continue to injure survivors well after the fact – a point driven home viscerally by

Jill’s portrayal of an assault survivor. Operating out of California State University, InterACT has been working with the Navy for seven months, already performing at bases in San Diego and the Great Lakes. After NASWF, they have plans to present their act in Guantanamo Bay, Bahrain, Japan and Italy. “It’s just been a real pleasure, working with the Sailors and Marines,” said Rich after the presentation. “As you saw today, we just keep seeing so many creative interventions, people just seem to be really engaged and just so respectful we’re really enjoying working with the military.” The show’s effectiveness hinges on its interactivity and its encouragement of active participation over passive listening. In this regard, the troupe says that the Navy goes above and beyond as an audience. The cast and crew of InterACT were quick to point out that the servicemen and women they’ve worked with have been nothing but respectful and engaged. The best measure of success, however, comes from the Sailors and Marines themselves. As the show ended, the assembled audience rose and the auditorium filled with chatter about the performance. A handful of Marines stayed behind to talk with Jill, discussing her role as a survivor during the performance and ways that they could respond in a real life scenario.


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Color run to kick off CFC for 2014

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To kick off the annual Combined Federal Campaign, NATTC is presenting the 2014 Esca/Rosa CFC 5K Color Run today, Aug. 29, at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The event is open to active-duty military, DoD employees and contractors only. The competitive wave is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Registration is $15 for single runners and $10 per member for teams of five. A non-competitive wave is scheduled to start at 7:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for the non-competitive wave. To register, runners from NATTC and NASP should e-mail allen.roy1@navy.mil or christopher.ponce@navy.mil; and runners from NASP Corry Station and Naval Hospital Pensacola should e-mail tanya.knox@navy.mil or luke.sekula@navy.mil.

Pearl Harbor veterans to be honored Pensacola residents who survived the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be honored at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 29, at “Heroes Among Us” ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park. The honorees include Marine Sgt. Major Bill Braddock and two Navy Sailors, Radioman First Class Cass Phillips and Musician First Class Frank Emond. The monthly series is organized by the Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment No. 066. The gatherings are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com.

Golfers can register for tournament Today, Aug. 29, is the registration deadline for the 64th annual NASP Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Sept. 12-14 at the A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of NAS Pensacola. The registration fee is $145 per person ($290 per team), and the tournament is open to the first 120 teams that register. For more information, contact the A.C. Read Golf Course pro shop at 452-2454.

Japanese groups presenting festival Bonfest Pensacola is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30, at Legion Field Resource Center, 1301 West Gregory St. The annual event is being presented by several Japanese groups and local sponsors. The festival will feature music, food and games. There will be a taiko drum workshop, unique costumes, vendors, Japanese folk dancing, a children’s mikoshi parade and other cultural activities. Admission is free. For more information, contact

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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. Hatsue Miki by phone at 602-4385 or by e-mail at hatsuemiki@gmail.com.

Appraisal fair scheduled for Aug. 30 The 19th annual Antique Appraisal Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30, at Garth’s Auction House, 3930 Navy Blvd. Appraisers will be present to tell you what your “treasures” are worth. Cost is $5 for the first item and $3 each for additional items. The event is sponsored by the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society to support the maintenance of the Quina House Museum. For more information, go to quinahouse museum.org.

Air Force golf tournament announced The Air Force 479th Flying Training Group’s annual golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 2 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Entry fee is $45 per player. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a 8 a.m. shotgun start. A briefing is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Maj. Philip Hafdaht (philip.hafdahl@us.af.mil) or Lt. Eric Nevins (eric.nevins@us.af.mil).

POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 16 The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 16th annual POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at New World Landing. The event will honor two local men who both graduated from Woodham High School – former prisoner of war CSM Frederick H. Crowson, U.S. army retired, and CWO3 Randolph Jefferson Ard, U.S. Army, who is listed as missing in action. Ard’s brother, John Ard, will be the guest speaker.

Cost is $15 per person. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. To make reservations, call 436-8552.

NEXCOM taking survey about food Every two years, officials with Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) take a food survey to get customer input. The results are used to make improvements and changes. The survey is open to all authorized patrons who eat at any NEXCOM food service outlet. The deadline to fill out the online survey is Aug. 31. The link to the survey is https://www.nexresearch.com/nex_food.

Town hall event planned for veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a town hall event for veterans at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, 790 Veterans Way, off Highway 98 West. The event will be an open forum. The goal is to ensure veterans, their families and beneficiaries have their health care concerns addressed by a senior Gulf Coast VA official and/or subject-matter experts. Veterans receiving care from any Gulf Coast VA facility (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Eglin, and Panama City) are invited to attend. For more information, call 456-5886.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 17 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 $40 and include a German beer stein to take home, a Bavarian meal of brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and soft drinks. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Admission is by advance ticket sale only, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 3 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. For more information, call 452-2693.

Navy Ball golf tournament to be Oct. 3 The U.S. Navy 239th Birthday Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 3 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Entry fee is $180 for a team of four and includes green fees, cart and a light dinner. Active-duty military must obtain command approval to play. Tournament will be a four-person, 18-hole scramble with a noon shotgun start. For more information, contact AWOC Ryan Crate at 452-3949 or ryan.crate@navy.mil.

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NETC director of logistics retires; See page B2 Spotlight

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LABOR DAY

• September 1, 2014 •

how it came to be – and what it means for you

From www.DoL.gov

“Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country,” said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. Library of Congress photo

Founder of Labor Day More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” But McGuire’s place in

Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic. The first Labor Day The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, Sept. 5, 1883. In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country. Labor Day legislation Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

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From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York Legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on Feb. 21, 1887. During the year four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. A nationwide holiday The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday – a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to

the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers,

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radio and television. The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom and leadership – the American worker.

Jokes & Groaners Foolish questions, riddles and chicken jokes What is the smartest state? Alabama, because it has four “A”s and one “B.” Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the “Shell” station. Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove he was not chicken. What should never be eaten after its served? A tennis ball. Which side of a duck has the most feathers? The outside. What did the tie say to the hat? “You go on a head. I’ll just hang around.” How do you make seven even? Take away the “S.” How many seconds are in a year? 12. January second, February second … When is a car not a car? When it turns into a driveway. What starts with P, ends with E, and has thousands of letters in it? Post Office.


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NETC director of logistics retires By Ed Barker NETC PAO

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apt. Greg Harshberger, director of logistics for the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), was honored for 28 years of exemplary service at his retirement ceremony recently at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. A native of Minneola, Kan., he was commissioned in the Civil Engineer Corps in May 1987 after graduating from Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kan. He also attended Wichita State University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and later earned a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas. While in the Navy, Harshberger served all over the world, including tours in the Middle East and Pacific, and excelled in assignments as resident officer-in-charge of construction, facility planning officer, base civil engineer, executive officer and commanding officer of construction battalions. He is also a plankowner of Commander, Naval Installations Command. At the retirement ceremony, Rear Adm. Mike White, NETC commander, reviewed several of Harshberger’s accomplishments while at NETC, culminating in the presentation of the Legion of Merit for a career marked by exceptionally meritorious conduct. At NETC, Harshberger’s expertise was recognized when he was selected as the senior adviser to the Navy’s flag-level shore mission integration group to guide the group’s development Navywide for infrastructure policies and establishing priorities for shore capital investments. Under his leadership, the NETC supply and logistics department team managed a command purchase card program with zero delinquencies on more than $300 million in purchases. Also under his leadership, the NETC travel card oversight program had more

Capt. Greg Harshberger is congratulated by Rear Adm. Mike White, NETC commander, for the receipt of the Legion of Merit during Harshberger’s retirement ceremony. Photo by Joy Samsel

than 20,000 card holders and a miniscule 1.1 percent delinquency rate during 49 months. He also re-engineered the NETC-domain contracting oversight process, resulting in approximately $250 million in savings. “Throughout his career, he took the responsibility seriously and imparted that sense of importance to the people he worked with,” said White. “Your dedication to the Navy and our Sailors is core to the deep and abiding ethics which have been a part of your entire Navy career. We thank you and your family for your service. While this is the end of one chapter in your life, there are new adventures for you to fill with new pages and new memories.” Harshberger explained during his comments that he wasn’t planning on making the Navy a career. “It seems like just yesterday that I was a care-free col-

lege student in Kansas when I got a letter from a Navy recruiter, and so I applied and discovered the Navy Civil Engineer Corps,” said Harshberger. “ I started out my Navy career firmly on the four-year plan, but very quickly learned that I loved the work and I loved the Seabees and I knew I was hooked and wanted to stay in. I can’t think of a better organization to close-out my Navy career than the dedicated crew of military and civilians here at NETC.” Harshberger and his family hope to stay in the Pensacola area while he moves on to the next phase of his adventure, one aspect of which is a fascination with mountain climbing. Of the 100 highest mountains in Colorado, 54 are above 14,000 feet elevation and he has already climbed 35 of those. He is currently working on climbing, or “bagging,” all of them.


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National Seashore amends rules for unmanned aircraft From the National Park Service

There has been dramatic growth throughout the United States in the numbers and use of unmanned aircraft in recent years. They have begun to appear in national parks, and in many cases their use has resulted in noise and nuisance complaints from park visitors, park visitor safety concerns, and harassment of park wildlife. To address this concern, Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown has announces that he has added an addendum to the April 2014 Superintendent’s Compendium (park-specific regulations) that prohibits the launching, landing or operation of unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters within Gulf Islands National Seashore. National Park

Service Director Jon Jarvis has directed park superintendents at all NPS units across the country to implement this interim measure while this new use can be properly evaluated. “We have already observed unmanned aircraft over some of the beaches and historic sites within Gulf Islands,” Brown said. “We know that shorebirds are very sensitive to low-flying objects, apparently interpreting them as predators. That causes them to flush and leave their

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nests, which leaves eggs and chicks exposed and at risk to the hot summer sun. The seashore provides for a variety of recreational activities that enable visitors to enjoy these incredible resources, while giving the wildlife that depend on these resources the space they need. We appreciate the public’s understanding as we evaluate this new type of activity.” It is NPS policy to not allow a new park use until it has been analyzed and a determination has been made

that it will not result in unacceptable impacts on park resources and values, and on staff and visitor safety. This interim measure gives the NPS time to evaluate the impacts of unmanned aircraft and propose a service-wide regulation. The formal rule-making process can take 18 months or more, and will provide an opportunity for public comment. An unmanned aircraft is defined as a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device. This includes all types of devices that meet this definition including model airplanes, quadcopters and drones. The Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent’s Compendium can be found at www.nps.gov/guis.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The full moon is out during a tour at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum. Photo by Greg Pack

Lights on for tours of landmark Renovation project completed at historic lighthouse aboard NASP From www.pensacolalighthouse.org

The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola is glowing brighter than ever after an exterior renovation project, which included repairing cracks in the tower and a fresh coat of blackand-white paint. Visitors can browse through local history exhibits in the museum in the keeper’s quarters or climb 177 steps to the top of the tower to see expansive views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the base. During the summer season, the historic landmark structure is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30

p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 ($4 for ages 12 and younger, seniors 65 and older and active-duty military). Several special events are also planned. • The Toast at the Top Sunset Tour: The romantic view is the highlight of this special date. Reservations for two include ambient music, sparkling non-alcoholic wine served in keepsake champagne flutes and light hors d’oeuvres. Toasts are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17. • Ghost Hunts: Hunt for ghosts in the keepers’ quarters and hear stories about why the lighthouse is one of America’s most haunted. Hunts are sched-

uled for 8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 5. • The Light of the Moon Tour: Volunteers will guide you through the keepers’ quarters and you can climb to the top of the tower to see the view in the moonlight. The next night tour is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. • The Blue Angels Practice: Watch the Blue Angels practice from the catwalk of the lighthouse. Cost is $20 and the practice viewings sell out quickly, so check the schedule for the next available spot. For more information, call 393-1561 or go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 6 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 8:30 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Get on Up,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 8:40 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Get on Up,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, noon; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 8 p.m.; “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Hercules” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY (Labor Day)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Purge: Anarchy,” R, 7:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Planes: Fire and Rescue” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Get on Up,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 7:10 p.m.

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

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • 64th Annual NASP Menʼs Invitational Golf Tournament: Sept. 12-14 at the A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is part of the 100th anniversary celebration for NAS Pensacola. Registration deadline is Aug 29. For more information, contact the A.C. Read Golf Course Pro Shop or call Sell your creations 452-2454. and unwanted items at • Fall Youth the MWR Outdoor Soccer RegisFlea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. tration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spaces are first-come, through Aug. 31 first-served, so reserve at NAS Youth your space now. AppliCenter. $50 per cation and payment child. For chilmust be received by dren ages 4 to noon Sept. 10. For 14. Shirt, shorts, more information, call socks and tro452-3806, ext. 3140. phy included. Open to all dependents of active duty, retired, DoD, contractors and reservists. For more information, call 452-2417. • Karate Class: A new beginners karate class is being offered at Portside Gym. The class is open to all active duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and their family members ages 10 and older. Classes begin early September. For more details on all the karate classes being offered and to register, call 452-9845. • Voluntary pre-kindergarten: Corry Station Child Development Center has space for free voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) beginning Sept 2. Program is for children 4 or older on or before Sept 1. For more information, call 458-6588. • Radfordʼs Twisted Tri: A five-mile spin, one-mile run and a 100-yard swim. Come to the Radford Fitness Center at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Sign up at front desk. For details, call 4529845. • Bowling leagues forming: The bowling center at NASP Corry Station has all types of leagues to offer. Monday Morning Senior League, starts Sept. 16 at 9:45 a.m.; Monday Night Men’s League starts Sept 8 at 6:45 p.m.; Wednesday Morning Ladies League starts Sept. 3 at 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday Night Swingers League starts at Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.; Thursday Night Trio League starts Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m.; Youth League on Saturday Morning starts Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Coming in October, Youth/Adult League at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 452-6380. • Navy Child Development Home Care: Applications being accepted for care providers. The next orientation training is scheduled for Nov. 3-7. There is no cost to attend the session. To enroll in the program or for more information, call 572-5026.

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

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Couponing 101: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Come have fun, ask questions, share your ideas and learn how coupons can save you money. Find out where to find coupons and how to use them. Reservations required. No child care available. For information or to sign up, call 452-5609. • Music and Movement Class: 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Whiting Pines Community Center, 509 B Cougar Circle, Whiting Pines. Toddlers welcome to attend. Presented by Balfour Beatty and FFSC’s New Parent Support Program. For more

information or to register, call 452-5609. • New Parent Support Safety 101: 10 a.m. Sept. 19. An informative class on child safety. Topics include: safe sleep, baby proofing and car seat safety (with demonstration by a certified child passenger safety technician). For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Ten Steps to a Federal Job Class: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2. For more information, call 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: The September class is full. The next class with available seats is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 30. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q St. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed animals, do laundry and help with office tasks. Single volunteers can work at any time, groups need to set up a time. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Building, painting, framing and some clerical needs. Group assists lower income and/or disabled people by building and restoring homes. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • Y.M.C.A.: Whether you can give

just a few hours or can work a regular schedule, the Y.M.C.A. can find a place to use your talents. Opportunities include: Working with youth sports teams; helping with housekeeping, landscaping and maintenance; enhancing child care programs with enrichment activities; providing clerical and administrative assistance; supporting special events; and assisting with wellness programs. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours you work to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532, go to www.facebook.com/ nasPensacolaCommunityOutreach or e-mail the office at nasp_comm_outreach@navy.mil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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