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All Navy basketball tournament Oct. 12-29 By Jennifer Eitzmann MWR Intern

Navy’s AN Brittany White (VFA 195 Atsugi, Japan), dribbles the ball while Capt. Monica Mason, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, guards her during the Women’s Armed Forces Basketball Championship in 2012. Photo by Chris Cokeing

The All Navy sports men’s and women’s basketball programs are gearing up for the 2013 Armed Forces Basketball Championship. The tournament held each fall showcases the best players in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. This year, the tournament will be hosted aboard Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois from Oct. 1229. AN Brittany White was a student stationed aboard NAS Pensacola when she submitted her application for last year for the women’s team. Rules state that players must have completed Aschool before they are eligible to compete in the tournament. By the time the tournament rolled

around in November, White had been stationed aboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan and was able to represent that command in the tournament. White and her teammates took home the gold in the 2012 women’s basketball tournament with a record of 5-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla. Women’s head coach Tonya Strobridge is hoping to lead the women to a second consecutive tournament victory this year. The men came in fourth last year in the same tournament, but head coach Lt. Micah W. Bonner believes they can win it all this year. Bonner knows a little something about winning too; he was the Navy’s starting point guard when it won the tournament in 2005.

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Base Kings Bay, Ga., and bases in the Jacksonville area. Limited duty officer and chief warrant officer are two separate programs that provide the Navy with officer technical managers and technical specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service. Combined, these two communities make up more than 11 percent of the officer corps. Both programs provide the opportunity for outstanding senior enlisted personnel to compete for a commission. As officer technical managers of the line or staff corps, LDOs progressively advance within broad technical fields related to their former enlisted ratings. They fill leadership and management positions at the ensign through captain level that require technical backgrounds and skills not attainable through normal development within other officer designators. LDOs serve as, but are not limited to serving as, division officers, department heads, OICs, XOs and COs, ashore or afloat. Today, as commissioned officers of the line or staff corps, Navy CWOs possess the authority and are qualified by extensive experience and knowledge to direct the most difficult and exacting operations within a given occupational specialty. Although intended primarily as technical specialists, CWOs may also serve as division officers, department heads, OICs, XO and CO, ashore or afloat. For more information about the LDO/CWO community or how to become a “mustang” visit

stencils necessary to make the finished product true to specifications. “Though the $43,000 is a good estimate, actual costs would have run much higher,” Hall said. “And we still maintained our primary military duties in the building. It was strictly collateral; we did two jobs to do this and worked a lot of extra hours.” “These static displays are an excellent recruiting tool,” Dutkanych added. “When they are freshly painted, it gives you a sense of pride.” For their parts in the “Mustin Beach Blue Angel Static Display Reconditioning Project,” Dutkanych received a Navy Achievement Medal; Hall, a Navy Commendation Medal; and Tullis, a Letter of Commendation. Additional NASP personnel who helped with the project included AM3 Yolanda Crow, EN2 Joseph Arriesgado, SH1 Donald Perry and Blues’ LS1 Misty Brown, all of who donated their labor to sand and prepare the aircraft surface. “Hats off to the awardees; we greatly appreciate their assistance in repainting this Blue Angel display,” Hoskins said. The cost-saving accomplishment in restoring the display signifies the importance of teamwork, he said. The work was done at the National Naval Aviation

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as well as the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012,” he said. “Commands must update their curricula to ensure they are teaching the correct version of these courses to newly selected E4 to E-6 petty officers.” The NavAmin references the instructions, which directed the military services to include Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training, and education in all leadership training and also that the training be tailored for each leadership level. The services were additionally directed to ensure leaders serving at all levels understand Combat/Operational Stress Control Policy and management strategies. For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit: For more news from the Center for Personal and Professional Development, visit: Find CPPD on Facebook at https:// www. pages/ Center-for-Personal- and-Professional-Development/ 100056459206 and on Twitter @CENPERSPROFDEV.

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Museum’s (NNAM) restoration facility, with the Sailors providing the project’s labor – and the strict oversight of NAS Pensacola’s Safety Department and Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) industrial hygienist. Only Hall, a Navy-qualified painter trained in depot-level processes, handled the paint, due to OSHA and Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) requirements. Behind the scenes, the project involved complex permissions and many significant safety regulations. All were observed, Hall said. New standard operating procedures (SOPs) actually had to be established to complete the work. The desire to see the aircraft restored came naturally to Hall. In civilian life, he doubles as a certified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master technician (mechanic) – with painting experience in a car dealership environment. Hall expressed his thanks to everyone involved in the project, for their “perserverance, teamwork and pride” in the job. The project began in October 2012, when the aircraft was moved from the Mustin Beach Club to the NNAM. In April of this year, after medical checks, departamental OKs and other paperwork considerations were overcome, the hard work began. Weather was a factor, and safety and environmental concerns were rigorously enforced throughout the project’s duration.

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Marine Corps for sexual assault, period. Sexual assault harms team morale. It erodes the trust that binds our organization together, it undermines our operational readiness, and it tarnishes our reputation. It also violates the trust of the families who have placed the well-being and safety of their family members in our hands. As secretary, I’m personally committed to eliminating sexual assault throughout the Department of the Navy, because we are a family. It’s up to all of us to protect each other.” Mike Stahl, SAPR program manager for NETC, is coordinating the civilian training at headquarters and throughout the domain. Stahl also serves as one of the facilitators for the headquarters training. “We have more than 4,000 civilians working side-by-side with our military members at NETC activities, so it’s vital to include them in this important effort,” said Stahl. “Civilians are an integral part of our training and education culture, and they need to be armed with the same type of information which was provided to our service members during the SAPR standdown, SAPR Leadership and Fleet training sessions.” The civilian SAPR training is approximately 90-minutes long and consists of 30-minutes of video followed by guided group discussion. Class size is designed to average 30 participants, with multiple classes scheduled to include all civilians. In addition to two facilitators, an area Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or a SAPR Victim Advocate is present during the sessions to provide support to any sexual assault survivors in the audience. Anne Ballensinger, SAPR Victim Advocate from the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center, participated in the training. Ballensinger is often the first one to take the call that a sexual assault has taken place. “This new training is provided to ensure that every member of DoN understands that sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are not tolerated, condoned or ignored,” said Ballensinger. “Every member must be treated with dignity and respect; all allegations of inappropriate behavior must be taken very seriously; and victim privacy must be protected while treating them with utmost sensitivity. Additionally, bystanders must be motivated to step in and intervene in a situation that doesn’t seem right while we hold offenders accountable for committing these crimes.” Additional information and resources to combat sexual assault are available at Sexual assault affects Navy readiness, and the Navy is committed to preventing sexual assault. Join the Navy's conversation about sexual assault on social media and help raise awareness by using #NavySAPR. For additional information about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website:

August 30, 2013

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

The Armed Forces Basketball (AFBT) championship not only gives its winners bragging rights, it serves as a catalyst for players who have what it takes to play on the U.S. Armed Forces basketball team. Players that are selected for the USAFBT go on to play in the upreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) International Basketball Championship in Belgium. The deadline to apply for a position on one of teams is Sept. 2. Applications are available on http:// www. navy fitness. org/ all-navy_sports/ for all activeduty military that believe they have what it takes to play at this competitive level. For more information, contact Portside’s Fitness Coordinator San Williams at 791-0426 or at 452-7810.

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,

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