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Farewell to a legend and shipmate:

Sen. John S. McCain III passes away By Elizabeth M. Collins Defense Media Activity

Senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain III, former prisoner of war, passed away Aug. 25 at the age of 81. McCain had been battling an aggressive type of brain tumor known as a glioblastoma since at least the summer of 2017. Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Aug. 29, 1936, the son and grandson of men who would become four-star admirals, McCain’s future seemed preordained. He resisted it, “from time to time,” he said in an oral history for the Veterans History Project, “but I was pretty sure that’s what was going to happen.” He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 – fifth from the bottom of his class – and headed for flight school, according to a Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) biography.

“I thought it was the most glamorous and exciting life anyone could choose,” he said of his decision to become a pilot. “And my grandfather had been a Navy aviator.” As a new pilot, McCain was guilty of self-confessed “daredevil clowning.” He had several misses and near misses, and once knocked out power lines in Spain. A “small international incident” resulted, according to his memoir, “Faith of my Fathers.” But when war came, he was ready. McCain deployed to Vietnam in 1967 as an A-4 Skyhawk pilot with VA-46. There, in addition to his bombing runs, McCain was witness to one of the Navy’s most devastating fires, which occurred aboard USS Forrestal (CVA 59), July 29, 1967, when a rocket misfired, then hit a fuel tank. This set off a chain of explosions that eventually resulted in the loss of See McCain on page 2

Undated photo of John S. McCain III (lower right) during flight training. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Medal of Honor presented to Tech. Sgt John Chapman’s family By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow Valerie Nessel accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22. “We are gathered together this afternoon to pay tribute to a fallen warrior, a great warrior ... and to award him with our nation’s highest and most revered military honor,” Trump said.

Tech. Sgt. John Chapman

Fighting in the early morning hours through brisk air and deep snow, Chapman sacrificed his own life to preserve the lives of his teammates during the Battle of Taku Ghar, Afghanistan, March 4, 2002. “(John) would want to recognize the other men who lost their lives,” Valerie said in a previous interview. “Even though he did something he was awarded the Medal of Honor for, he would not want the other guys to be forgotten – they were part of the team together. I think he would say his Medal of Honor was not just for him, but

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for all of the guys who were lost.” Chapman was originally awarded the Air Force Cross for his actions; however, following a review of the Air Force Cross and Silver Star recipients directed by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Deborah James, then-Secretary of the Air Force, recommended Chapman’s Air Force Cross be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. “John was always selfless – it didn’t just emerge at Taku Ghar – he had always been selfless and highly competent, and thank God for all those qualities,” retired Air Force Col. Ken Rodriguez, Chapman’s commander at the time of the battle, said in a previous interview. “He See Chapman on page 2

NAVFAC Southeast ‘star’ employees recognized

By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

From staff reports

Several groups of prospective chief petty officers (CPO) from Gulf Coast-area commands visited the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) at Saufley Field Aug. 20 through 27 as part of their transition training from petty officer first class to CPO. The Commanding Officer of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Capt. Kertreck Brooks kicked-off the training by reinforcing the important role the new chiefs will have with their Sailors. “One of the most important jobs for a chief is to share their knowledge and train new junior officers,” Brooks said. “I’m standing here today as the Commanding Officer of NETPDC because I had outstanding chiefs to See NAC on page 2

Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26) recognized ... Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar was the guest speaker at a Women’s Equality Day event hosted by the Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s diversity committee. The day was also recognized with a presentation onboard NAS Pensacola. Photo by Suzanne Speight

In a recent e-mail message, Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar congratulated supervisors and employees of the year at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC Southeast). “Please join me in congratulating the following NAVFAC Southeast employees for being recognized as the FY2018 Superstars of the Year,” Bolivar wrote. “This is a huge testament to their dedication to ex-

cellence in supporting our Navy Region Southeast installations.” Onboard NAS Pensacola, Sheri Hoffman and Michael Hardy were singled out. “GS Tier 1 – Employee of the Year – Ms. Sheri Hoffman (Pensacola). (Hoffman) takes pride in providing outstanding customer support. Not content to remain behind her desk, she balances her administrative responsibilities while constantly meeting both clients and See NAVFAC on page 2

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Sen. John S. McCain III is piped aboard during a visit to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in Cam Ranh, Vietnam, June 2, 2017. Photo by MC3 Joshua Mortensen

McCain from page 1 134 lives. Then-Lt. Cmdr. McCain’s plane was next to the initial explosion: “In a very short period of time, there was a huge conflagration. ... I shut down the engine on my airplane, felt the shock, saw the fire, jumped out by going down the refueling probe … and rolled through the fire and went across the other side of the flight deck,” he recalled. “I saw the pilot in the plane next to mine jump out of his airplane, only he didn’t jump as far and when he rolled out, he was on fire. I started toward him and just as I did, the first bomb blew off and knocked me back.” Reluctant to cut his tour short, McCain volunteered to transfer to USS Oriskany (CV 34), which he said had the highest losses of any air wing in Vietnam. That October, he “pleaded with the squadron operations officer to put him on the roster for a large Alpha strike scheduled the next day. Four Navy squadrons participated in the raid. It was McCain’s 23rd mission and his first attack on Hanoi,” according to NHHC. McCain and his fellow pilots took off Oct. 26, 1967, and were picked up by North Vietnamese radar almost immediately. McCain soon had an SA-2 Guideline missile “the size of a telephone pole” on his tail. As he released his own bomb, the missile “blew the right wing off my Skyhawk dive bomber,” he told U.S. News & World Report in 1973. “It went into an inverted, almost straight-down spin.” McCain bailed out upside down at a high speed. The force of the ejection broke his right leg, both arms, tore his helmet off and knocked him unconscious. He landed in a lake. A mob of angry civilians attacked McCain, stripping and beating him. He was quickly interred in Hỏa Lò Prison, better known as the Hanoi Hilton. His captors refused to take him to a hospital unless he divulged military secrets. McCain declined, so his injuries went untreated for days. It was not until the North Vietnamese realized his father was Adm. John S. McCain Jr., soon to be commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific, that they relented. The hospital was primitive, filthy and prone to flooding, and McCain received only the most rudimentary of care. Doctors spent hours attempting to set his bones without giving him painkillers, for example. He eventually underwent a botched operation on his leg as well. For the next five and a half years, McCain, who frequently suffered from dysentery, would be starved, beaten, tortured and put in solitary confinement where he spent two of his five and a half years in captivity. “As far as this business of solitary confinement goes,” he recalled, “the most important thing for survival is communication with someone, even if it’s only a wave or a wink, a tap on the wall or to have a guy put his thumb up. It makes all the difference.” His captors, hoping to capitalize on the propaganda value of releasing the son of Adm. McCain, offered him the chance to go home early. His senior ranking officer recommended that he accept the offer because his injuries qualified McCain for early release. “McCain refused because he worried about the propaganda value that North Vietnam might derive from the release,” NHHC historian John Sherwood, Ph.D said. His refusal infuriated his jailor, who said, “Now, McCain, it will be very bad for you.” Finally, brutalized by four days of near constant torture, McCain reached the end of his rope. He signed a confession “about black crimes and other generalities ... I felt just terrible about it ... I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.” Horrified by what he had done, McCain was able to find new inner strength and continue resisting. “When the pressure was on, you seemed to go one way or the other,” he said. “Either it was easier for them to break you the next time, or it was harder. In other words, if you are going to make it, you get tougher as time goes by ... You get to hate them so bad that it gives you strength.” That strength sustained him, and conditions gradually improved as the war dragged on. He was finally released in 1973 after the U.S. and North Vietnam signed peace agreements. McCain spent almost five months receiving medical treatment. He then attended the Naval War College, commanded VA-174 and served in the Navy’s Office of Legislative Liaison in the Senate. According to NHHC, he knew his injuries meant his chances of promotion to admiral were slim. He decided he could better serve his country in politics, and retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981, with numerous awards and decorations. They included the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with “V” device and two gold stars, the Legion of Merit with a “V” and gold star, the Purple Heart with star, a Distinguished Flying Cross, the Prisoner of War Medal and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a “V” and a star. McCain was first elected to the House of Representatives for the state of Arizona in 1982, and to the Senate in 1986. He won the Republican Party’s nomination for president in 2008, but lost the election to Barack Obama. He remained in the Senate and eventually became the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a position he held until his death.

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

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

could have hunkered down in the bunker and waited for the (Quick Reaction Force) and (Combat Search and Rescue) team to come in, but he assessed the situation and selflessly gave his life for them.” Chapman enlisted in the Air Force Sept. 27, 1985, as an information systems operator, but felt called to be part of Air Force special operations. In 1989, he cross-trained to become an Air Force combat controller. The Battle of Takur Ghar: In conjunction with Operation Anaconda in March 2002, small reconnaissance teams were tasked to establish observation posts in strategic locations in Afghanistan and, when able, direct U.S. airpower to destroy enemy targets. The mountain of Takur Ghar was an ideal spot for such an observation post, with excellent visibility to key locations. For Chapman and his joint special operations teammates, the mission on the night of March 3 was to establish a reconnaissance position on Takur Ghar and report al-Qaida movement in the Sahi-Kowt area. During the initial insertion onto Afghanistan’s Takur Ghar mountaintop March 4, the MH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying Chapman and the joint special operations reconnaissance team was ambushed. A rocket-propelled grenade struck the helicopter and bullets ripped through the fuselage. The blast ripped through the left side of the Chinook, throwing Navy PO1 Neil Roberts off the ramp of the helicopter onto the enemy-infested mountaintop below. The severely damaged aircraft was unable to return for Roberts, and performed a controlled crash landing a few miles from the mountaintop. Thus began the chain of events that led to unparalleled acts of valor by numerous joint special operations forces, the deaths of seven U.S. servicemen and now, 16 years later, the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Chapman.


Alone, against the elements and separated from his team with enemy personnel closing in, Roberts was in desperate need of support. The remaining joint special operations team members, fully aware of his precarious situation, immediately began planning a daring rescue attempt that included returning to the top of Takur Ghar where they had just taken heavy enemy fire. As the team returned to Roberts’ last-known position, now on a second MH-47, the entrenched enemy forces immediately engaged the approaching helicopter with heavy fire. The helicopter, although heavily damaged, was able to successfully offload the remaining special operations team members and return to base. Chapman, upon exiting the helicopter, immediately charged uphill through the snow toward enemy positions while under heavy fire from three directions. Once on the ground, the team assessed the situation and moved quickly to the high ground. The most prominent cover and concealment on the hilltop were a large rock and tree. As they approached the tree, Chapman received fire from two enemy personnel in a fortified position. He returned fire, charged the enemy position and took out the enemy combatants within. Almost immediately, the team encountered machine gun fire from another fortified enemy position only 12 meters away. Chapman deliberately moved into the open to engage the new enemy position. As he engaged the enemy, he was struck by a burst of gunfire and became critically injured. Chapman regained his faculties and continued to fight despite his severe wounds. He sustained a violent engagement with multiple enemy fighters for over an hour before paying the ultimate sacrifice. Due to his remarkably heroic actions, Chapman is credited with saving the lives of his teammates. (Staff Sgt. Ryan Conroy contributed to this story.)

NAC from page 1 guide and help me throughout my career. Even now as a CO, I’m still learning from them. When these chief selectees pin on their anchors – they will be leading by example and shaping the fleet of the future.” Brooks’ current chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs at the NAC serve as Military Rating Exam Strategists, and during the tour provided the chief selectees detailed insight into the exam and advancement process; including exam construction, preparation and factors that combine for a Sailor’s Final Multiple Score. ABHC(select) (AW/IW) Hugo Echeverritrujillo, a student at the Naval Recruiting Orientation Unit at NAS Pensacola, said as a chief his Sailors will count on him to know the details of the advancement process. “The visit to the Advancement Center really expanded my knowledge of Profile Sheet breakdown and the importance of Bibliography topics and sub-topics,” Echeverritrujillo said. “Knowing who writes the exams and how they fit into the Final Multiple Score process will be very beneficial going forward as I now can explain the process. The time spent today at the Advancement Center was well worth the trip.” For more information, visit the Navy Advancement Center on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299 . NAVFAC from page 1 service providers in person. When clients have problems, she will meet at their sites to solve them. She returns every phone call, responds to every e-mail, and manages a mountain of usage data flawlessly. When she sends reports to TRANS CORE and CNRSE, her work products are of such great quality that most are republished unedited to other ECH IV and ECH III entities. “GS Tier 2 – Employee of the Year – Mr. Michael Hardy (Pensacola) – (Hardy) sought out additional projects that were not accepted at other CNRSE in-

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stallations for local execution. Forestry Reserve funds in the amount of $29,000 were found to be available due to the inability to accept the work late in the FY at other CNRSE installations. “(Hardy) worked to develop statements of work to accept the funds for use at NAS Pensacola with only three weeks left in the FY. He worked ‘above and beyond’ the call of his normal duties to assist the local contracting office to quickly accept the funds and issue the work resulting in the accomplishment of a much needed backlog of forestry work that would not have been done without his initiative.”

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Refining leadership for the Navy the nation needs

Sailors conduct quarters at sunrise. Photo by MC2 D.C. Ortega

By Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke Chief of Naval Personnel You may have heard that we will convene Officer Selective Early Retirement (SER) boards for FY19. I wanted to make sure you know why we think this is necessary, and how it is critical to our People Strategy for the Navy. The decision to hold FY19 SER boards was made after considerable thought and careful deliberation. Our growing Navy requires the most consistently reliable performers to lead and sustain a modern, ready and lethal force. We are committed to retaining and promoting the right leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We’ve used a similar process in the Chief’s Mess called the Senior Enlisted Continuation Board to maintain the “gold standard” we expect from our senior enlisted leaders. The Officer SER board is the next step, one that is frankly overdue, because our Sailors deserve leaders who embody what we value as a Navy. Enforcing performance standards for Navy leaders annually sets the neces-

sary tone and expectation for subordinates to emulate. Some of you may remember the FY12 SER board, and I want to assure you that this is not the same process all over again. Repeating that would make no sense while we are trying to grow our Navy. This is a new process, enabled by a revised legislative authority, and it has an entirely different purpose. Under 10 USC 638a, updated in the FY18 NDAA, the Secretary of each military department may request authority from the Secretary of Defense to consider officers for selective early retirement who are O-5s with at least one failure of selection (FoS), or O-6s who have served in that grade for at least two years, and whose names are not on a list of officers recommended for promotion. The parameters established for the FY19 SER boards have been tightened to have the board consider O-6s with three years’ time in grade and O-5s who have failed to select two or more times. The FY12 SER board was conducted under a less flexible authority (10 USC 638) which was designed to

correct officer imbalances and overages from high retention, and reductions in officer billets due to downsizing. That board was provided a list of eligible officers in paygrades O-5 and O-6 to be considered, and directed to select a specific number of officers in each pay grade. The objective for the FY12 SER board was to reduce numbers of O-5s and O-6s, plain and simple. For our FY19 SER boards, the updated authority allows the Secretary of the Navy to convene these boards without directing a specific number of selections. Unlike the FY12 SER board, this board will have no directed selection quota. Therefore, the board is under no obligation to select a single officer for early retirement. However, there will be performance-focused reviews meant to identify senior O-5s and O-6s whose performance, when compared with their peers, is not competitive. The Secretary of the Navy’s board convening order will provide specific guidance and criteria for conducting these reviews. I cannot stress enough that the approach for the pending FY19 boards is unlike the FY12 SER board, which was aimed at balancing the force by driving down inventory to comply with mandated officer reductions. The FY19 SER boards will identify and select for early retirement only those senior O-5s and O-6s who are under performing – which we expect will be a small number. The question all of you have on your mind is, “What does under performing mean?” We’re not talking about PFA failures – we have administrative processes for that. What we’re talking about is folks who are no longer pulling their share of the load…retired on active duty…pick your colloquialism.

A more important example would be officers who have demonstrated they don’t have the character or the will to lead at the senior level. Additionally, while the FY12 SER board looked only at the Unrestricted Line, all competitive categories (URL/Restricted Line (RL)/Staff Corps), regardless of manning levels, will benefit from a quality review during the FY19 SER boards. Since there is no required selection quota, the review will not favor or disadvantage any one community over another, regardless of manning level. To reiterate that key point – there are no selection quotas for these SER boards – selecting zero officers in a competitive category is a possible outcome. If the board identifies no officers who meet the underperforming criteria, there is no requirement to select anyone for early retirement. Bottom line, I would ask you not to start calling your detailer asking if they think you will be selected or dropping your retirement papers tomorrow. As with other Navy boards, the FY19 SER will be conducted in a fair, deliberate manner, adhering to the same strict guidelines to ensure the sanctity of the board process. Sailors are the foundation of our Navy and our People Strategy hinges on attracting and retaining top talent. Our workforce deserves leaders who continue to perform. The FY19 SER is a key initiative to refine and strengthen our team, and will have a positive impact on individual communities and the Navy as a whole. Editor’s note: Vice Admr. Burke has answered some questions you may have in the full article, available at www.navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/08/09/ refining-leadership-for-the-navy-thenation-needs.



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After years of waiting, Blue Angels set for ‘Super’ upgrade By Ben Werner https://news.usni.org


he world-famous U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, is set for a major change following an Aug. 13 $17 million contract award. Boeing was awarded the contract to retrofit nine Block 1 F/A-18E Super Hornets and two Block 1 F/A-18F Super Hornets for the team from the current crop of F/A-18C/D fighters. Typically the squadron has a total of 11 fighters, according to information from the Navy. The work will convert the operational Super Hornets with the equipment and tweaks required for aircraft to be used by the demonstration team. Among the differences between the fighters flown by the Blue Angels and those deployed to the fleet are Blue Angels F/A-18s have their nose cannons removed and replaced with smoke-oil tanks. Old paint is stripped off and the fighters are painted in the distinct blue and gold livery. A civilian instrumentation landing system is put in each plane and each cockpit has a spring installed on the stick to maintain a constant

seven pounds of forward pressure to enable improved formation and inverted flying. “Otherwise, the aircraft that the squadron flies are the same as those in the fleet,” according to the Blue Angels fact sheet. “Each Blue Angel aircraft is capable of being returned to combat duty aboard an aircraft carrier within 72 hours.” The upgrades needed to turn a ready-for-combat duty Super Hornet into an elite flight demonstration aircraft, though, are not so simple as plugging in some extra components, USNI News understands. F/A-18 E/F versions do not

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Hornet is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip and an AGM-65 Maverick missile on the pylon. Tucked under the intake is an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting InfraRed for Night) pod. Also under the fuselage, a 370-gallon External Fuel Tank. File photo by Tech Sgt. Rob Tabor

have a lot of extra space, so finding a place for the smoke system has proved to be a daunting task. The legacy smoke system did not quite fit into a Super Hornet nose. In 2016, under a $12 million engineering and design contract, Navy and Boeing engineers started working on solving this issue and others related to reconfiguring the cockpit and installing inverted flight systems, according to Boeing. The Blue Angels’ Super Hornets will be retrofitted at Boeing’s St. Louis facility and are expected to be completed by December 2021, according to the Department of Defense con-

tract announcement. This will be the 11th airframe change for the demonstration team since its founding in 1946. The team transitioned to the F/A-18A/B model on the Blue Angel’s 40th anniversary in 1986 from the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II. The following is the full Department of Defense contract announcement: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded $17,002,107 for firmfixed-price delivery order N0001918F2654 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-

16-G-0001). This order is for the retrofit documentation and kits to convert nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F aircraft into a Blue Angel configuration in accordance with engineering change proposal 6480. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $17,002,107 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

CNO motivates SPAWAR workforce, discusses increasingly technological environment By Elisha Gambo Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) – The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) visited Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Aug. 22, where he focused on how to compete and win in today’s increasingly competitive environment. CNO Adm. John Richardson kicked off the visit with an all-hands gathering of SPAWAR personnel where he spoke about the importance of providing the Navy the nation needs today and in the coming decades. “We have to approach the competition with a sense of urgency; with a sense that we do not have a divine right to victory,” Richardson said. “We have to work extremely hard to achieve victory as we

have before. I say that with a tremendous sense of confidence in the team here at SPAWAR.” Speaking to a predominantly civilian workforce, Richardson highlighted the importance of obtaining and retaining the best and the brightest the nation has to offer, and the appreciation he has for those who have chosen to use their talents in support of their country. “The competition for high-tech talent is extremely intense,” Richardson said. “All of you have chosen to raise your right hand, take an oath to our constitution, and be part of this team that today is something bigger than any one of us could have envisioned.” Richardson went on to talk about his appreciation for the SPAWAR workforce, and his attention to accelerating the pace at which technology is put into the hands of the warfighter.

“Every decision that I make starts with Navy personnel in mind,” Richardson said. “It starts with me asking, ‘what can I do to eliminate obstacles that get in the way of connecting (our people) with their missions? What can I do to accelerate closure on mission success?’” Following the all-hands event, Richardson took the time to meet with SPAWAR scientists who are developing some of today’s most innovative warfighting technologies from lasers, to machine learning technology, to cyber security capabilities. “It’s a privilege be selected to showcase my team’s efforts to the CNO,” Dr. Nick Johnson, an engineer at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific said. “I demonstrated the work being done in the area of machine learning, and highlighted how the SPAWAR enterprise is providing critical technology to the fleet across

multiple warfighting domains.” Demonstrating these cutting-edge developments, and interacting face-to-face with Richardson provided SPAWAR scientists and engineers with a deeper understanding of how their work is supporting the warfighter and revolutionizing the Navy. SPAWAR identifies, develops, delivers and sustains information warfighting capabilities supporting naval, joint, coalition and other national missions. SPAWAR consists of more than 10,000 active duty military and civil service professionals located around the world and close to the fleet to keep SPAWAR at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition to provide and sustain information warfare capabilities to the fleet. For more news from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/spawar.




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Free birthing classes at Naval Hospital Pensacola Story, photo By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola


aval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Comprehensive Women’s Health Center offers free classes for expecting mothers. The classes are available to all TRICARE beneficiaries and cover everything from what to expect when going into labor to post-pregnancy care. “We wanted to offer TRICARE beneficiaries different birthing classes at no charge,” Lt. Cynthia Dehart, clinic manager for the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center, said. “We want patients to have a successful pregnancy and the classes provide a ton of useful information.” Currently, three classes are available through the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center: a childbirth preparation class, a breastfeeding class and a post-delivery class. Dehart recommends that expectant mothers wait until their third trimester to take the classes and spouses or partners are encouraged to attend. The childbirth preparation class covers what to expect when going into labor, what is early labor, ways to manage labor pain, when to seek medical care and more. The class is offered once a month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is especially great for first time parents. “The childbirth preparation class is ideal for first time parents because it provides information that will help decrease some of the anxiety that comes with de-

livering a child,” Lt. Juliana Gutierrez, the obstetric care coordinator for NHP, said. “We’ll answer any questions parents have and prepare them for what to expect during the delivery process.” Dehart, a certified lactation counselor, offers the breastfeeding class twice a month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for mothers interested in breastfeeding. During the class, Dehart discusses the many benefits to breastfeeding and provides tips on how to effectively breastfeed. “Breastfeeding provides a lot of benefits to both the mother and the infant,” Dehart said. “Breastfeeding helps build the immune system for the infant, decreases childhood obesity and reduces infant illnesses such as ear infections, asthma and allergies. For the mother, it provides a mother-infant bonding experience and has even been shown to reduce the chances of woman developing breast or ovarian cancer.” The post-delivery class offered is titled “Empowering Moms: Pregnancy and Post-Partum Support for Mom and Baby.” The class is offered on the fourth

Lt. Cynthia Dehart, clinic manager for the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at Naval Hospital Pensacola, uses a realistic baby model to demonstrate how to hold a baby during a breastfeeding class at NHP. The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center offers free classes for expecting mothers that cover everything from what to expect when going into labor to post-pregnancy care.

Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon and covers information regarding care after the delivery. Information includes newborn and pediatric care, signs and methods for coping with postpartum depression, post-pregnancy gynecology care and resources available from military and civilian agencies. The class also covers how to enroll a newborn into DEERS and has representatives from the local Fleet and Family Support Center, Child Development Center and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Space for the classes are limited, so beneficiaries are encouraged to call the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at 505-6287 to reserve a spot or for more information. All of the classes are held at the Family Medicine Clinic at NHP.

“We want to form a partnership with patients to help them have a successful pregnancy and follow-on care,” Dehart said. “And the classes allow us to assist patients during what is sometimes a stressful time of their life. We have years of experience and many of us are mothers too. We just want to help anyone who has questions or concerns.” In addition to providing free birthing classes, the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center provides other services specifically for women of all ages to include annual gynecological preventive health, infertility evaluation and treatment, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, menstrual bleeding disorders, cosmetic vaginal surgery and much more. Contact the center at 5056287 for more information.








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Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26) emphasizes significant achievements of women throughout DoD By Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office


he role of women in today’s military is dramatically different from the days during the American Civil War, World War I and World War II. The roles and responsibilities continue to morph as the number of women serving in the United States military increases. Aug. 26, Women’s Equality Day, was designed to emphasize the sacrifices and efforts that have furthered women’s equality over the last several decades. A message released from the Secretary of the Navy highlighted that Women’s Equality Day is observed to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which allowed women the right to vote. We celebrate Women’s Equality Day by honoring the many significant achievements of women throughout DoD, to include military members and civilians.

The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women’s continued efforts toward gaining full equality. In the late 1970’s, laws began changing for women to fill sea duty billets on support and noncombatant ships. NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Administration Officer/ Security Manager Linda Fitzpatrick was serving during that time of transition and served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). She started her Navy career in 1987, retiring in 2007 as a cryptologic technician (administrative) chief. After serving in the Navy, she worked at

squadrons at NASWF and also at NAS Pensacola Corry Station, before taking the position in the command staff onboard NASWF. “I never thought I would see the day when women were serving on ships,” she said. “It was a surprise to me. I took part in a program for women

transitioning to ships where I was able to work on the Kitty Hawk for two weeks and it was quite the transition.” Lori Howell, NAS Whiting Field management assistant in administration, served as an air traffic controller when she was active duty in the Navy from 1985 to 2005.

“Women weren’t on ships when I served,” she recalled. “I was in 10 years before we starting seeing women at sea.” Howell went on to work at NAS Whiting Field as a contractor in the I.D. office and has served in administration since 2008. Another example of women moving into career areas that previously were not open to females is NAS Whiting Field’s ABH2 Sarah Sanchez. She was selected to convert to the submarine community as part of the fourth phase of the first female enlisted Sailors allowed to serve onboard submarines. This initiative started in 2011 for women serving in the Navy. Women now serve in ratings and careers from aviation, to combat systems to serving alongside their male counterparts on the battlefields of Afghanistan. There have been many ground breaking women who have paved the way for the recent generations to serve seamlessly as part of one team as they continue to support the mission of the Navy – maintain, train and equip combatready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

Sen. John McCain remembered at NAS Whiting Field: McCain’s son earns wings of gold ... Sen. John McCain and his

wife Cindy watch as their son Jimmy McCain pins naval aviator’s wings on his brother, thenEns. John S. McCain IV, during a winging ceremony at NAS Whiting Field Jan. 28, 2011. Navy file photo by Lt. j.g. Megan Dooner


August 31, 2018



Military Notices Oktoberfest is back at NASP

The annual Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 19 with doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club. Tickets are $45 per person, with a limit of four tickets per person, and includes admission, a stein to keep and a Bavarian meal. Admission is by advance ticket sales only. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. at the German squadron office located in Bldg 1853, first floor, southwest corner. Non-DoD guests will need to fill out a security form. For more information, call 452-2693.

Lower back pain volunteers needed

The DoD funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. The study purpose is to determine what effects chiropractic care has on the strength and balance of active duty personnel with low back pain. Strength and balance are both important measures of military readiness. Any active-duty personnel interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study can contact Crystal Franklin at 4528971, 377-9183 or e-mail crystal.a.franklin.ctr@mail. mil.

Local MOPHA order meets monthly

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

Web based field language tests

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

DLAB and DLPT tests available

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

Marine enlisted college seminars

Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP) and Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) classes have been announced and are available for students to sign up. SSSP and CSSP courses begin Oct. 8 and end Feb. 1. Registration deadline is Sept. 14. ASSP course will begin Feb. 18 and end May 31. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Seminars are open to both active-duty and reserve Marines. For more information, contact Chris Marvin at 4529460, ext. 3135 or e-mail marvinc@davisdefense. com.

Onboard NASP Girls in Aviation Day at NFA

The National Flight Academy (NFA) will host a Girls in Aviation Day Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m., with registration opening Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. The event is limited to the first 72 registrants, with lunch included, and is open to students in third through eighth grade. Participants will rotate through four different educational spaces in NFA and learn about forces of flight, navigate through a drone obstacle course and learn to track a drone, giving them a sense of what is it like in an air traffic control tower. Lastly, they will fly simulators in pilot and copilot teams. The event will cond-

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“Read All About It...” POW/MIA Luncheon announced

The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Council, Navy League of U.S. cordially invite you and your guest to the 20th annual POW/MIA Luncheon, Sept. 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Ellen W. Vinson, remembering Capt. John L. “Blackie” Porter III, Army Air Corps Pilot, Leader of Blackie’s Gang, MIA Dec. 10, 1943, KIA Dec. 25, 1943, crash site located Nov. 9, 2011. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service khaki for active-duty military. Attendees must RSVP to the event. Tickets are $20 per person. Sponsorships are available. Checks may be send to: Navy League, PO Box 17486, Pensacola, 32522-7486 For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net. lude with a graduation ceremony and guest speaker. Online registration deadline for this event is Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. An advanced registration fee of $15 is required. For more information or to register, starting Sept. 4, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.

NMCRS looking for volunteers

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

Around Town ROWWA monthly brunch date

The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13, at The Egg & I, 7175 Davis Hwy, in the University Town Plaza. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month for social activities. New members are very welcome. The annual membership dues are $15, and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Chase at 686-1160.

Sixteenth annual Vettes at the Beach

Join Corvette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 16th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, Sept. 7 through 8. A pre-registration and welcome dinner will be held Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar. The welcome dinner is included in the registration. Registration will be Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $50 and includes the welcome dinner for two, a dash plaque and entry into the car show. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette.com/vettes-at-the-beach2018.

Genealogical Society meeting date

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

Country gospel concert announced

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

Baths offered by Humane Society

Bowser needs a good, long bath and a flea treatment to get through the dog days of summer. The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2018 doggie bathe-in season Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bathe-ins offer



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

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet

The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, Sept. 1 starting at 11 a.m. at Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant, located at 630 North Navy Boulevard near the Highway 98 intersection. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. The Gulf Coast Group alone has enough history to fill several volumes and we need to share this history or it will be lost forever, so do not hesitate to bring your memorabilia to the meeting. For more information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, check Sonny’s BBQ website at www.sonnysbbq.com/location/store157.

Community Fest Craft Show date

There will be a community craft show Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. The show will feature 40 vendors with custom crafts and one-of-a-kind art, including wood crafts, glass art, metal art, birdhouses, clay pottery, custom fishing rods, candles and bath bombs, local honey and much more. There will also be a fish fry, bake sale and live music. As a community service, the “Big Red Bus” Bloodmobile will be on site. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 492-2604.

Book sale at West Florida Library

Stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 28 through 30. Books have been sorted into genres to make it easier to find your favorites. Schedule of events will be: Sept. 28, Friends’ Advance Sale will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Friends’ members are admitted free. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Sept. 29, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. Sept. 30, there will be a $5 bag sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will give patrons a brown paper bag for $5 for each bag you fill. Buy as many bags as you want... the library will have carts to help haul away your loot. Credit cards accepted. As always, contributions will support the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy. For more information, visit www.mywfpl.com.

High Holy Days service schedule

The TempleBeth El have announced their upcoming High Holy Days service schedule. The schedule is as follows: • Selichot: Sept. 1, program 7 p.m., service 9 p.m. • Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 9, service 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, service 10 a.m., luncheon spondered by Dr. Steve and Renee Eilen 12:45 p.m.; Family Service and Tashlich, Wayside Park 2:30 p.m. • Shabbat Shuvah: Sept. 14, service 7 p.m. • Kever Avoth: Sept. 16, service at the TempleBeth El Cemetery 1 p.m. • Yom Kippur: Sept. 18, Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 19 service 10 a.m., afternoon discussion 1 p.m., family service 2 p.m., afternoon service 3 p.m., Yizkor 4:45 p.m., Ne’ilah/Concluding service 5:45 p.m., break the fast 6:45 p.m. • Sukkot: Sept. 28 shabbat under the stars service and dinner 6 p.m. • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30, service and consecration of new students 11:15 a.m. TempleBeth El is located at 800 N. Palafox Street. All services are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the temple office at 438-3321.

Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert

The second annual Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert will be held Nov. 3 at the Whiskey Runners Saloon starting at 7 p.m. Performers will include Pearl Clarkin, Dylan Brown, Trevan Bowman, Second Wind and more. There will be a raffle for a Harley-Davidson and other prizes. All event donations will go to Guitar for Vets to help veterans who suffer from PTSD. A $5 is requested, but not required. For more information, visit www.guitars4vets.org.

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SIlver Spring native plays key role at CIWT; See page B2 “Spotlight”


• Sept. 3, 2018 •

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

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abor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country,” Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor said

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. 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.

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

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, and not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew 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

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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. 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

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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, 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.

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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. How do you make seven even? Take away the “S.” How many seconds are in a year? 12. January second, February second …



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August 31, 2018

Silver Spring native plays key role at vital NAS Pensacola learning center From Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs


1979 Towson State University graduate and Silver Spring, Md., native works for a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. Michael Flynn works as a contracting officer’s representative and operates out of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station. Flynn has worked as a government employee now for nine years, and prior to this he proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 27 years, retiring as a master gunnery sergeant. Flynn’s responsibilities include performing contract administration functions and preparing correspondence and recommendations for the command. He reviews and certifies contractor invoices and progress reports and provides guidance to CIWT’s directorate leads and commanding officers. He works closely with the training, manpower and financial management directorates to ensure the necessary contractor support is provided at the right time and place. “Our CIWT domain is comprised of incredibly talented

and professional people, and I’m grateful how our Navy civilians, like Mr. Flynn, play a vital role in the execution of our mission and in our warfighting effectiveness for the Navy the nation needs,” Jim Hagy, CIWT’s executive director said. “I’m humbled and honored to serve alongside him and for his dedication and service to not only this command, but this great nation.” Flynn’s command has been recognized as the Navy’s top learning center the past two years, and charged with developing the future technical cadre of the information warfare community, the CIWT domain leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training to 22,000 students annually. With 1,200 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CIWT oversees about 200 courses at four information warfare training commands, two detachments and additional learning sites located throughout the United States and Japan.

Michael Flynn, a contracting officer’s representative at the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), has worked as a government employee now for nine years. Prior to this, he proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 27 years, retiring as a master gunnery sergeant. Photo by Glenn Sircy

CIWT is responsible for training enlisted cryptologic technicians, information systems technicians, intelligence specialists and electronics technicians. CIWT also provides training to cryptologic warfare, information professional, intelligence and foreign area officers that prepares them to be prepared to wage battle, and as-

sure the nation’s success in this burgeoning warfare arena. “The CIWT team is successful because each of our domain members, like Mr. Flynn, focuses daily on our job to ‘prepare Sailors for war’ in our area of information warfare,” CIWT’s Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Andrews said. “I’m extremely proud of how the im-

pact of his hard work prepares Sailors for the Navy the nation needs, enhancing fleet readiness each and every day.” As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Flynn and other CIWT staff and Sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, serving as a key part of the information warfare community in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and developing unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime. These Sailors and staff have a tremendous responsibility in creating warfighting options for fleet commanders and advising decision-makers at all levels as they serve worldwide aboard ships, submarines and aircraft and from the National Security Agency to the Pentagon. “I take the most pride in providing the CIWT directorates with contracts which satisfies their requirements and aids with mission accomplishment,” Flynn said. “It’s a great feeling to know what I do matters to defend this great nation, and I take this responsibility seriously. CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Off Duty

Annual dragon boat race returns to Pensacola

Racers prepare their dragon boat for battle. Photo from www.facebook.com/ PensacolaDragonBoatFestival

From www.pensacola dragonboatfestival. com Pensacola will host the annual Dragon Boat Race Sept. 8, starting at 8 a.m. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters across Bayou Texar in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with

every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – they have made sure there is plenty of time to kick back (or throw down) between races. According to legend, Dragon Boat racing originated in China more than 2,300 years ago. Chinese history describes the fourth century B.C. as the Warring States period; a time of shifting alliances and treachery. The patriot and poet Qu Yuan championed political reform and truth as essential to a healthy state. The King, who had fallen under the influence of corrupt

ministers, banished his most loyal counselor, Qu Yuan, from the kingdom. Left to wander the countryside, Qu Yuan composed some of China’s greatest poetry expressing his fervent love and loyalty for his country, and his deep concern for its future. Upon learning of his kingdom’s devastation at the hands of a rival kingdom, Qu Yuan threw himself into the Mei Lo River in a ritual protest. The people loved Qu Yuan. They raced out in their fishing boats to the middle of the river in a vain attempt

to save him. They beat on drums and splashed their paddles in the water, trying to keep the fish from his body and ward off evil spirits. To honor his soul and ensure it did not go hungry, they scattered rice into the water. Eventually, dragon boat races became the cultural tradition to mark the anniversary of Qu Yuan’s death – primarily a form of amusement and fun, while also highlighting the history of this colorful event. The Modern Era of Dragon Boat racing began in 1976 during the first Hong Kong International. The sport debuted in the U.S. in the early ’80s. Now in more than 100 cities, every year people come together to pay tribute to this fallen statesman by paddling to the beat of their own drum. The traditional dotting of the dragon’s eye before dragon boat racing awakens the dragon and unleashes its fire, giving boats and their crews the strength of the dragon.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY t c h a M o v i e

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 1:40 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.

“Peppermint” (R) 5 p.m. This showing is free

“The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 10 a.m.

“The Equalizer 2” (R) 8 p.m.

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 12:10 p.m.


“Christopher Robin” (PG) 2:10 p.m.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “The Equalizer 2” (R) 7:10 p.m.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) Noon “Hotel Transylvania 3” (PG) 2D: 2 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 3D: 7:10 p.m. 2D: 4:10 p.m. “Christopher Robin” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 3 p.m.

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

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 4 p.m. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 6:30 p.m. “Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 5:30 p.m. “The Equalizer 2” (R) 8 p.m.


“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m. “Mission Impossible” (PG13) 3D: 7 p.m. “Skyscraper” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Mamma Mia! 2” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 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.navymwrpensacola. com

August 31, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills Try this course at the Tickets Swim stroke and Travel office Bldg. • clinic: Interested 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills in compeitive swimCourse is a prerequi- ming? MWR Aquatics site for all NAS Pen- is hosting its 35th ansacola backpacking nual Swim Stroke Clinic trips. The next course Sept. 4 through 21, 6 is scheduled Sept. 22 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the through 23. See below Corry Pool, Bldg. 3201. for more details. For This clinic focuses on more information call technique for the four competitive strokes, 281-5489. starts and turns. The • Backpacking clinic is open to all 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the school age swimmers. upcoming backpack- To register or for more ing trip in October, information, call 452MWR will be hosting 9429.

a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Movies on the Lawn: There will be movies shown on the lawn in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www. facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.

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

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2012 Dodge Charger SXT. 75K miles. Remote start, heated seats, Alpine sound, one owner, like new. Price $13,850. Call (904) 322-1480. 1997 Coachman Catalina Sport RV, 27,883 miles, Ford V10 engine, 30 amp Anon generator, interior very nice condition. $8900 OBO. Call 251-961-0223. 2016 Hyundai Sonata, Silver, excellent condition, 35k mi., $14,000 (850) 449-4955 Text first and I will call back.

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Rent or Rent to Own. Cozy 2 Bedroom/1 Bath cottage in “Pristine Condition”. Central Heat and Air Conditioning. Highly Energy Efficient. Beautifully Landscaped Small Lot with Fenced Backyard and Large Storage Building. 17 Randolph Dr,(near Lillian Hwy & 46th Ave) Rent: $775 Monthly/$775 Deposit. Call (850)426-4501

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