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Navy Advancement Center hosts chief selectees Story, photo by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs

Several groups of prospective chief petty officers from Gulf Coast-area commands visited the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) at Saufley Field Aug. 28 through 30 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 (NETPDC), Capt. Kertreck Brooks, kicked off the training by stressing the important role the new chiefs will have with their Sailors. “I’m standing here today as the commanding officer of NETPDC because I had outstanding chiefs to guide and help me throughout my career,” said Brooks. “As a junior officer in a squadron, my division chiefs were directly responsible for keeping me out of trouble,

keeping our aircraft in the air and allowing us to meet our mission. Even now as a CO, I’m still learning from them. When the 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 exam leaders, 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. CTTC(select) (IW/SW) Caleb McGrath, an instructor at the Information Warfare Training Command at Corry Station, said as a chief he will be counted-on to know the details of the advancement process. “It was great to get the exam development information straight from the horses’ mouth. The procedure the Advancement See NAC on page 2

Gulf Coast area chief petty officer selectees visited Saufley Field Aug. 28 through 30 to learn more about the Navy Enlisted Advancement System. Chiefs assigned to the Navy Advancement Center provided briefs and gave the selectees a tour of the exam answer sheet scanning center. In this photo, Almando Moye gives selectees a chance to see the machine that scans 300,000 exam answer sheets each year, sent in from commands worldwide.

Green Beans Coffee cafe opens at Navy Exchange By Ens. Clara Navarro NASP Public Affairs

(Left-right) General Manager NEX Pensacola Steve Foster, Services Manager NEX Pensacola Lance McCloskey, NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, General Manager Green Beans Coffee Steven Salas and Regional Manager Green Beans Coffee Linda Jungquist cut a ribbon to open the NEX Aviation Plaza Green Beans Coffee cafe. Photo by Ambrosia Osborne

Green Beans Coffee Company celebrated its grand opening in Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza Aug. 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new café took a mere 15 days to create from start to finish. It is the first of two planned Green Beans Coffee cafes to open on NAS Pensacola, replacing both Starbucks locations.

“The staff here is super excited to be open. People have been enjoying the products we have available and today’s ceremony makes it official. It’s an honor to have the privilege of serving our troops,” manager Steven Salas said. Green Beans Coffee has a history of serving U.S. troops on post in locations including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan. When they opened their first café 20 years

International anti-terrorism and anti-piracy class graduates Story, photo by Enid Wilson Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Twenty-four international students from 17 countries graduated from Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity International Training Center’s (NITC) International Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Piracy (IATP) course Aug. 18 in Pensacola. The students represented armed services from a number of countries, including Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Maldives, Mozambique, Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Togo and Tunisia. “One example of a particular anti-terrorism concept we discussed

ago, it was one of the first places where deployed service members could get a cup of coffee in a café setting. Linda Jungquist, Green Beans Coffee regional manager and NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez offered remarks before cutting the ribbon. Cakecutting and refreshments followed the ceremony. For more about Green Beans Coffee Company, visit https:// www.

FY 2018 master chief results released Senior chiefs to don second star above anchor From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

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Congratulations to the personnel who have been selected for advancement to master chief petty officer by the FY-18 Active-Duty Navy E-9 Selection Board. Strong competition between qualified professionals is one of the strengths of our Navy and your selection speaks highly of your abilities. Specific dates of advancement will be published by Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Pensacola. Members are directed to verify their select status via BuPers online.

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Students from Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity International Training Center’s (NITC) International Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Piracy (IATP) course participate in a review discussion during their final day of the five-week course Aug. 18 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

that interested me is the use of stand-off barriers,” said Marine Lt. Col. Simplitius Adecer of the

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Navy squadrons rescue 227 on first day in Houston By MC1 Christopher Lindahl

COLLEGESTATION,Texas (NNS)– TwoNavyhelicopter squadrondetachmentshaverelocated to EasterwoodAirport todayaftermaking227helicopter rescues while flying from FortWorthAug.29. The 112 Sailors from the DustyDogsandGhostridersof Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons(HSC)7and28(respectively)movedtheirstaging site and six MH-60S Knighthawkhelicoptersinorder tobeevenclosertothedisaster zoneinthewakeofHurricane Harvey.Thenewsitewillallow for a drastically reduced responsetime. Regardlessofresponsetime though,thelargecabinspace,infrared capabilities, search and rescuetrainedcrewsandrobust, dynamic lighting capabilities

maketheKnighthawkanideal choiceforthemission. “We have multiple systems within the helicopter that allow us to fly at night, withtheforwardlooking infrared camera or FLIRball,aswecallit, upforwardthatallowsus tolookaroundatnight,” said helicopter pilot Lt. Grant Kingsbery, a Uvaldi,Texasnativeand TexasA&Mgraduate. Inadditiontothevisibility aides, the helicopters are equippedwithanonboardrescue hoist,theabilitytohoveratnight andanaverageofthreehoursof fueltoaideintheefforts. In a typical Navy scenario, HSC squadrons serve aboard ships, often hovering over the ocean and serving as plane guardsforotheraircraftthatmay launchoffships.Thecityscape

however,provedtobeadrastic changeforthecrewfromtheir typicalflights. “In the open ocean you don’t have to worry abouttowers– you’re 70feetoverthewater, you don’t have to worry about running intoanything,”Kingsberysaid.“Here,especially with the power outage, the street lights are out andmostofthetowers areunlitnowbecausetheir batterybackuphasrunout.” Lt. Benjamin Bontrager, a pilot from theAug. 29 rescue mission and native of Mishawaka,Ind.,said,“Mygoal theentirenightwastoflyasfast asIcan,assafelyasIcanandas preciselyasIcantomakesure thatthosepeoplegetoutofthe terriblesituationtheywerein.”

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AdvancementCenterusesforgrading300,000per yearisimpressive,andtobeabletoseetheScantronmachinethatindividuallygradeseachoneputs itallintoperspective,”saidMcGrath.“Whenmy Sailorshaveabeefwiththetests,Inowcanexplaintheprocess.Thetimespenttodayattheadvancementcenterwaswellworththetrip.” ABEC(AW) Cassie Poepoe, NAC military examleader,coordinatedthevisitbytheselectees and encourages them to consider returning as examsubjectmatterexperts(SMEs). “WedependonourfleetSMEstodetermine thecontentoftheE-4–E-7ratingadvancement exams,”saidPoepoe.“They’vebeengiventhe detailsoftheadvancementcenterandprocess todayintheirselecteetraining,buttheycanbuild onthatknowledgebyreturningtotheadvancementcenterandplayingavitalroleintheexam constructionprocess.” NETPDC,locatedatSaufleyFieldPensacola, providesproductsandservicesthatenableandenhanceeducation,training,careerdevelopment, andpersonneladvancementthroughouttheNavy. Primaryelementsofthecommandincludethe NavyAdvancementCenter,NavyVoluntaryEducationandtheResourcesManagementDepartment. GetthelatestinformationonNavyenlistedadvancementbyvisitingtheNavyAdvancement Center on Facebook:  https:// www. facebook. com/ NavyAdvancementCenter213190711299. AdditionalinformationabouttheNavalEducationandTrainingProfessionalDevelopment Centercanbefoundviahttps://www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm.

increasethedistancebetweenathreat andatarget.” TheIATPcoursebeganasathreeweekprogramin2009.Today,NITC offersitthreetimesayearasafiveweekcourse. RetiredNavyCapt.GuyAbbateand retiredMarineCol.DaveBarraclough designedthecurriculumtofeatureexpertmilitary,governmentandcivilian guestspeakers,alongwithinteractive studentexercisesandcasestudies.Field tripstoairfields,harbors,powerplants andpotentialterroristtargetareasprovidelearningopportunitiesforstudents totakebackideastotheirowncountries todevelopprogramstolimitandpreventterrorismandpiracydestruction. “Overtheyears,wehaveexpanded thecourseatthedemandofthestudents,”saidAbbate,whohastaughtinternationalstudentsformorethan25 years.“Ourgoalistoprovideastrategicoperationallookatriskanalysisand howtobestusealltheresourcesyou

Abouttheconditionsasthey comparetotypicalNavyflights, Bontragersaiditisamuchmore crewintensiveenvironment. “Itposesagreatersafetyrisk withthetowersandotheraircraft flyingaround.We’vegot40aircraftflyingaroundatonetimein asmallareaalltryingtodothe samething,”hesaid. AWS2DannyHarlow,arescueswimmerwhoassistedinthe rescuesAug.29andnativeof SanDiego,Calif.,toldthestory ofonerescue. “WewereflyingaroundlookingforopportunitiesandIsawa family waving white towels fromtheirbalconysoIimmediatelycalledmypilot‘right’and wecameoverthespot,”Harlow said.“Thereweretwokidsdown therewithasthma,theirmother andtheiruncle– whojustunderwent a kidney transplant – andluckilyIwasabletogetthe

have,inthemostconstructiveway,to reducetheterrorismthreat.” NavyLt.ElissamTrimoafromTogo saidthecoursechangedsomeofthe viewshehadonterrorism. “IthinknowIhaveabetterunderstandingofthepropagandainvolved withterrorism,”saidTrimoa.“Wedeal alotwithpiracyinWestAfricaandI amtakingbacktomycountrybetter knowledgeonhowtobetteranticipate andbemorepreparedagainstterrorist threats.” Guestspeakerscoveredtopicsincluding cyberterrorism, duties of an anti-terrorismofficer,investigatingand arrestingterrorists,maritimedomain awareness,terrorismandthemedia, andU.S.foreignpolicy.Additionally, thestudentshadanopportunityafter classandonweekendstoexplorePensacolaanditsareaattractions.Midway throughthecoursethestudentstraveledtoAtlanta. “Ireallyenjoyedvisitingthebirth homeofMartinLutherKingJr.andthe professionalismofthetouratCNN,”

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Commander,NavyRegionSoutheast(CNRSE)RearAdm. BetteBolivarsentoutamessagerecognizingtheregion’s selectees. “PleasejoinmeincongratulatingthefollowingSailors forachievingmajormilestonesintheircareers.Thefollowingseniorchiefshavebeenselectedformasterchief pettyofficer. NavyRegionSoutheast:RPCM(sel)RafaelBarney

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opportunitytogetinthereand getthemupintothehelicopter andintosafety.” Harlowspokeoftheemotions involved. “We actually had a wide rangeofemotions,somewere extremelygrateful,somewere terrified, some were crying. Someofthekidswereactually havingfunbecausetheywerein ahelicopter,”hesaid.“Soitreallywasawiderange,butdefinitelygratifying.Gettingthem out and having those ‘thank yous’isdefinitelyagratifying experience.” HSC-7 has 77 Sailors and fourhelicopterswhileHSC-28 has35Sailorsandtwohelicoptersassignedtothereliefefforts. Atthestartoftheday,theyhad flown13sortieswith37hours in the air, 227 rescues (21 by hoist), including 11 dogs and onekitten.

said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ebrahem M. AboelelafromEgyptwhosaidthetrip todowntownAtlantawasahighlight forhim.Hesaidhewouldhavelikedto have had more time speaking with Americans. Cmdr.LiamHulin,commanderof NavalSpecialWarfareBasicTraining Command,presentedatwo-hourbrief tothestudentsbeforejoiningthemas the guest speaker at the graduation luncheon. Hulin’sexperienceswithanti-terrorismandanti-piracyasaNavySEAL allowedhimtosummarizemanyofthe learningpointsfromthecourse,andhe stressedtheimportanceofcollaborationandsharingknowledge. “There are two important aspects here,theformalsyllabusandtheinformalsharingofideasandlearningexperiences,”saidHulin.“Yourbiggest takeawayshouldbealltheconversationsthatyou’vehadwithyourclassmates.” For more, visit NETSAFA at

NASWhitingField:ACCM(sel)BrianKerns NASKeyWest:ABCM(sel)MarcusAguirre NASPensacola:ACCM(sel)DwayneHinson NSGuantanamoBay:BMCM(sel)GabrielAlvizo “Thisrecognitionandselectionmarksasignificantpinnacleintheircareers.Alongwiththeirfamilies,TeamSoutheastisveryproudofthemandtheiraccomplishments.Also, thereweremanymoreselecteesfromourtenantcommands, soCOs/OICs,pleasepassonourheartycongratulationsto them.”

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Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Craig Lewis of Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast was last week’s winner; the photo was of aircrew helmets in the museum’s Cubi Bar.

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What riding the school bus teaches kids By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


his month, many American military children home and abroad are boarding busses for their first, excited days of school.

Despite the iconic yellow vehicle being the subject of happy nursery rhymes and jolly cartoons, taking school transportation is not always a stress-free experience. In fact, riding the bus to school each day can seem like a gauntlet, a survival test, a rite of passage. School busses are tiny microcosms of society, where kids must quickly master small group dynamics just to find a seat. And thereby, finding one’s place in the complex social hierarchy. As a squishy little second grader at East Pike Elementary School, I thought the bus stop on Chestnut Street seemed like a huge, unruly mob. By the time the bus arrived at 7:23 a.m., the kids at our stop had already climbed trees, thrown chestnuts, knocked books to the ground, acquired fresh grass stains and executed several wedgie attacks. Much of the shenani-

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gans were prompted by the older boys, which included my brother, Tray. Boarding the bus each morning, I found my seat to attract the least amount of attention. Most days, I kept a low profile (literally, since I was short and could hide behind the green vinyl seat), but one particular fall I was forced to take my turn as the subject of harassment. Tray and his buddies had been ordered by the driver to sit in the first rows due to their boisterous behavior. But rather than serving as a penalty box, the front seats acted as a podium, effectively making the gang of boys our sadistic morning dictators. Snorting, giggling and kneeling on the seats, the boys led chants and jeers targeting riders in a twisted game of Russian roulette. One morning, the barrel of their gun was pointed at me and the chamber was full. Quite fond of nicknames,

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat Tray had a vast repertoire of epithets for me based on my chunky frame. I was called Bubbs, Bubbs McGraw, Chunk, Chunky Dinners, Skunk, Chung King and, quite simply, Pig.

A summer trip to Hawaii to visit our grandparents inspired Tray to add a Polynesian nickname, “Lee Lae Lon,” to his inventory. It was meaningless, but I hated it, which was exactly what Tray wanted. Unable to come up with an effective retaliation other than, “Shut up, you big meanie!” I had learned that incessant whining was my only recourse. That morning, after the gang of boys tired of their normal rowdy routine, they turned their attention to me. After some conspiring, Tray’s hulkish friend, Jimmy, yelled, “Gimmie an L!” Everyone looked confused, so Jimmy yelled the order again, and the crowd hesitantly responded, “L?” Jimmy and the gang continued, “Gimme an E!” Even I repeated, “E!” and the chant gained momentum. Jimmy added another “E,” then another “L,” and so on, until he screamed “What’s it spell?!” No response was forthcoming from the confused riders, but Jimmy’s gang yelled the pre-planned answer: “Lee Lae Lon!” “Who’s a pig?!” “Lee Lae Lon!” “Louder!”

“LEE LAE LON!” Except for the snickering troublemakers, no one understood the chant, but it soon became a well-known part of our fall morning regimen. Thankfully, I passed the test — I didn’t cry or tattle — and was not singled out again after that fateful season. Other than my middle school years, when our bus driver played the same outdated AC/DC “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” eight-track tape in excruciating repetition, the rest of my school bus experiences were relatively torture-free. Our children rode the bus, too. They endured rumors, scuffles, mooning, name calling and wedgie attacks, and there was the time when Anna ran home from the bus stop crying because the middle school boys were using the Fword. But all three kids survived without major incident. Whether school bus experiences will train our children how to throw spit balls and use the F-word, or teach them to be brave and kind, we don’t know for sure until they run the gauntlet themselves. We can guide them, but all we know for certain is that the wheels on the bus go round and round.

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Beat the heat; afloat and ashore By MC3 Weston A. Mohr USS Nimitz Public Affairs


RABIAN GULF (NNS) – A nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is arguably one of the most dangerous work places in the world. Aircraft loaded with ordnance are launched day and night in some of the most hostile areas of the world; but the enemy and workplace hazards aren’t the only danger. With the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) deployed to the Arabian Gulf, where the heat index can reach upwards of 125 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a new threat to the safety of the crew – heat stress. The average human body regulates itself to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature outside is greater than that, your body uses sweat to cool itself down. Your body can only take so much heat before it can’t handle anymore, which leads to injury and will take you out of the fight. In a 10-day span running from July 24 to Aug. 4, there were 12 heat related injuries reported aboard the ship. “I have to constantly be hydrating,” said ABE3 Sime Facini, from New York. “I never knew I could sweat so much. Every time I come down from the flight deck I take my shirt and squeeze it out. By the end of the day I bet I could fill a bucket full of sweat.” Being made of steel, the inside of the skin of the ship can almost be as hot as it is on the flight deck. Buckets are filled with ice from the galley so that Sailors can have some cold water before it turns warm. Fan coil maintenance throughout the ship has to be done on a weekly basis to increase air flow throughout the ship. It’s so hot

out that it’s considered lucky if you get a cold shower. “I haven’t touched the hot water knob once since we’ve gotten to the gulf,” said Facini. “Since we use the water from outside, it’s usually very warm. So we work in hot conditions then take a warm shower and then go right back to sweating.” Lt. Magnus Perkins, Nimitz’s industrial hygiene officer from Wayne, Ill., and Nimitz’s Safety Officer, Cmdr. Jason Thompson, from El Paso, Texas, have recognized the issues affiliated with the heat of the Arabian Gulf and have revamped Nimitz’s heat stress prevention program. “The name of the game is ‘stay cool,’ and the best part is that we can all win with a little bit of knowledge,” said Perkins. Heat acclimatization can take anywhere from five days to 12 weeks, where the typical individual usually acclimates within two weeks. The recommended water intake during these high heat conditions is a quart per hour. “Surprisingly, a lot of our heat stress casualties had to do with Sailors not eating, instead of hydration,” said Perkins. “So in addition to hydrating, Sailors should be eating regular meals to keep their energy up so their bodies can make their own electrolytes when needed.” Sailors are recommended to steer clear of caffeinated drinks

AG3 Christopher Clark, right, from San Diego, trains AN Dylan Eaton, from Colorado Springs, Colo., on how to use a handheld anemometer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Aug. 6 in the Arabian Gulf. Nimitz is deployed in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in this region, the ship and strike group are conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation and maintain the free flow of commerce. Photo by MC3 Leon Wong

such as energy drinks and coffee as it causes further dehydration. “Heat casualties detract from mission readiness,” said Thompson. “So far we’ve lost 270 manhours due to heat related injuries. We urge all supervisors to keep an eye on their Sailors and get them out of the hot spaces and into the cool ones to recover.” There are chairs set up in the mess decks for those Sailors without air conditioned spaces to cool down before having to go back to work. Changes have been made to the ship’s uniform standards to account for the increased temperature. These changes include being able to wear coveralls at “half-mast,” meaning tied around a Sailor’s waist. Flight deck jerseys need not be worn unless on the flight deck. This helps Sailors, like Facini, who are in the heat most

of the day. “The heat isn’t going away any time soon,” said Facini. “the only thing to do is wait for your body to acclimate and stay hydrated. If I’m thirsty then it’s too late, because not only do I have to make up for the lack of water in my body, I have to drink enough to account for what I’m about to sweat out.” Many Sailors have embraced that the heat is here to stay and have come up with new ways to try and keep cool. Some Sailors use USB-powered fans in their racks in addition to the air conditioning in their berthings. A simple thing such as closing a hatch or door behind you can mean a huge difference in keeping your space cool. It’s easier to keep a space cool than to cool it down. Surrounded by water, it’s

next to impossible to escape the heat of the scorching sun. As long as Sailors are doing everything in their power to beat the heat, there is next to nothing that can bring down the crew of the Nimitz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. While in the region, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, preserve freedom of navigation, and maintain the free flow of commerce. For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www. facebook. com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit

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WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced Aug. 21 in AlNav 055/17 that it is implementing changes to the letter-type devices worn on certain medals and ribbons. The AlNav provides Sailors and Marines guidance on the proper authorization and wear of the more restrictive bronze letter V (Valor) as well as the newly created bronze letters C (Combat Conditions) and R (Remote Impact). The devices are intended to provide more distinctive recognition of acts of

valor (V device), meritorious achievement or service under combat conditions (C device), and meritorious achievement that had direct impact on combat operations, albeit from a location where the awardee was not at significant risk of exposure to hostile action (R device). “All previous decorations that had a V device remain valid and are in no way diminished or called into question by the new policy,” said Jim Nierle, president of the Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals. “Additionally, none of these awards will be rescinded, altered or otherwise reconsidered as a re-

sult of this AlNav.” The devices only apply to personal decorations. They are not authorized on any unit awards or any campaign, expeditionary or service medals and ribbons. The new policy for the C and R devices is retroactive only to Jan. 7, 2016, which is when then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter approved the recommended changes following a 2016 Department of Defense review of the military awards program. Any Sailor or Marine who received a personal decoration for meritorious

achievement or service after Jan. 7, 2016, and who believes the circumstances met the criteria for the C device or R device, may directly contact the command that issued the award and request reconsideration. However, because the new policy for the V device is more restrictive than the previous policy, no consideration will be given to adding a V device to any previously approved award. For specific details about which awards are authorized with the three devices, read AlNav 055/17 at



September 1, 2017


A list of firsts for a first-in-class ship By MC1 Joshua D. Sheppard

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – Each time the first-inclass aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) heads to sea, it leaves a trail of milestones and firsts in its wake. Ford’s most recent twoweek underway period saw that trend continue, as the ship continued test and evaluation operations. This underway period saw the accomplishment of three planned milestones: rotary wing wind envelope testing, flight deck fuel certification and replenishment at-sea lineup testing. Each of these tests provided important information to guide the design of future carriers as well as an opportunity for Ford’s crew to put into action everything that they have been training to do during the ship’s construction and sea trials. One of the primary goals of this underway was wind envelope testing for rotary wing fight operations. “The purpose of the tests was to verify and try to expand the helicopter wind envelopes on Ford-class carriers,” said Cmdr. Thomas Plott, Ford’s Air Boss. “This allows us to safely launch and recover helicopters in a variety of diverse conditions.” Ford conducted its most extensive flight operations to date this underway. To help facilitate that workload, Ford’s air department was able to certify the ship’s flight deck capable of deliv-

F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23), piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck, performs an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by MC3 Elizabeth Thompson

ering aviation fuel. “This fuel certification (is) the culmination of years of hard work and determination from hundreds of Sailors and civilian contractors,” said ABFC Joshua Faulds, Ford’s V-4 division leading chief petty officer. “To watch the system come to life over the past year has been a truly unique experience and one of which I will never forget. The lessons learned from our certification will strengthen the foundation of knowledge for all future Ford-class aircraft carriers.” Being able to fuel aircraft and conduct flight operations are only a small part of sustaining the United States’ ability to project power around the globe. Nuclear power gives an aircraft car-

rier the ability to operate without refueling for a quarter of a century, but an aircraft carrier must be able to take on fuel and provisions while at sea. To that end, Ford successfully performed two replenishment at-sea approaches alongside the dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McClean (T-AKE 12). These approaches took place with as little as 200 feet of separation between the two vessels and were designed to test the positioning and handling characteristics of Ford during future underway replenishments. Not all of the firsts that were accomplished by Ford and its crew were planned far in advance. On Aug. 7, the crew of

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Ford and the “Night Dippers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) five assisted a shipmate in distress from USS The Sullivans (DDG 68). It was Ford’s first medevac as a commissioned warship. On Aug. 10, Ford was visited by the 76th Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Richard V. Spencer, in his first visit to a U.S. Navy ship while underway. “I came aboard this big ship and was impressed at 20 miles out. My awe grew every single mile we came closer, but that was overshadowed by the people I’ve met today,” said Spencer to the crew during an all-hands call in the hangar bay. “This is a magnificent ship, but you all make it the tip of the

spear that it is.” While underway, Ford Sailors also took time to hone the ability of the ship to defend itself against potential adversaries. Ford’s weapons department conducted the first underway live fire qualifications for the M9 pistol and the M240B machine gun. “It’s one of our last lines of defense,” said MA2 Patrick Flint, one of the instructors for the live-fire qualification. “If something crosses our threshold and they’re hostile, we’re gunson. Nobody is getting through.” This underway was not just about testing Ford’s systems and Sailors, it was also a chance to recognize the hard work that has gone into making Ford more than a steel ship floating on the water. On Aug. 15, nine Ford Sailors were recognized as the ship’s first enlisted aviation warfare specialist and enlisted surface warfare specialist-qualified Sailors. “There’s a lot of pride and respect that comes with earning wings. It’s a great accomplishment. It means you understand how all the aspects of air warfare come together, how each rate operates and fits into the larger picture,” said ABF3 Franklen Garrett. “I said from the time I got here that I wanted to be among the first to earn a pin on the Ford. I couldn’t be more proud and I encourage everyone to put in the work and take this opportunity.”



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New position brings a familiar face to Whiting Field Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office


t is better to say “welcome back” to Jonathan Lewis when you see him around base, rather than “welcome.” Twenty-six years after earning his wings of gold as a young officer onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF), Lewis found himself back at Whiting Field for the fourth time, but in this interval as the new installation plans, program and readiness integrator (IPI). The IPI position will primarily deal with manpower, planning and fiareas of nance responsibility but will also come with additional responsibilities from the commanding officer and executive officer for other projects and duties. The position is a consultant and integrator but is not supervisory. After Lewis winged at NAS Whiting Field, he re-

ported to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Three (HC-3) in San Diego to complete advanced training in the H46 Sea Knight helicopter. Following several deployments and assignments, Lewis was assigned to TraRonSix (VT-6) at NAS Whiting Field as a primary flight instructor in the T-34 Turbo-Mentor. Once again, Lewis found himself assigned to

NAS Whiting Field in 2010, but this time as the executive officer. During his time as the XO, Lewis helped oversee the continued transition of the T-34 aircraft to the T-6 Texan II aircraft. “I had the greatest job in the world; for almost twenty-two years I served in the Navy as a pilot, being able to travel the world with my beautiful family. It was truly won-

Jonathan Lewis works at his desk in the command building onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Feld as the new installation plans, program and readiness integrator (IPI). Lewis previously served as an executive officer for the base.

derful,” Lewis said Lewis retired from the Navy in June 2013 and went on to work as a reliability engineer for Georgia-Pacific out of Brewton, Ala. During this time, Lewis never lost his desire to continue serving

the Navy and the Whiting Field community. “NASWF is a gem, I am honored to be able to serve here on active duty three times and now as a civilian. There are so many great people on this base and our mission helps en-

sure America’s security and prosperity. Being able to work for the Navy and smell jet exhaust again after being in the civilian world for a few years brings back so many great memories. I am so happy to be back,” Lewis said.

Whiting Pines celebrates new school year with Back to School Bash By Ens. Chelsea Dietlin NASWF Public Affairs

Whiting Pines Community Center hosted its annual Back to School Bash Aug. 18. Volunteers from Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) MWR and Balfour Beatty Communities helped distribute more than 2,000 free school supplies, including 130 backpacks, to children of active-duty military personnel. Other supplies included crayons, binders, pencils and notebooks were collected as part of Operation Homefront.

Families gathered to enjoy food and refreshments, bounce houses and music while connecting with other military family members. Lead volunteer Teresa Morrell, life works coordinator for Balfour Beatty Communities, has been organizing the Back to School Bash for the last six years and plans to return next year. Morrell will be working once again this holiday season on the annual toy drive. If you would like to volunteer, donate or learn more about the organization and upcoming events please reach out to Morrell at or call (859) 626-6202.

“We would like to send out a special thank you to our event sponsors across Milton, Pace, Escambia and Crestview for their generous donations to the Back to School Bash including The Dollar Tree, Balfour Beatty Communities, Navy Federal, Walmart, Whataburger and SAIC,” said NAS Whiting Field School Liaison Officer Chris Hendrix. “A special thank you to the USO for their contribution of school supplies, food and the static motorcycle display. Without all of you, NAS Whiting Field would not be able to host such an event for the military community.”

NASWF bowling center closes for conversion to recreation center Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Bowling Center and snack bar held a customer appreciation day Aug. 31 to honor the last day of operation as the facility closes down to prepare for the conversion of the bowling center for a new community recreation center. The contract for this renovation project was awarded early July and will take approximately 14 months to complete the design, demolition and construction

Naval Air Station Whiting Field Bowling Center and snack bar will go under renovation to convert to a new community recreation center.

phases. “We expect the community center to be open no later than November of 2018,” said Lenny Nordmann, marketing director of NASWF Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

The new community center will include a theater room, a children’s play area, TV lounge, classroom, computer stations, Wi-Fi, recreational tables for ping pong and pool, study space and a video game station.

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POW/MIA luncheon set for Sept. 12 The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation and the Pensacola Council Navy League will present the 19th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be retired United States Navy CTRCS James Layton a USS Pueblo (AGER-2) POW. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service kahkis for military members. Cost is $20 per person. If you would like to sponsor attendance for active-duty military and/or a table, mail a check to P.O. Box 17486, Pensacola, FL 32522. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail

Charity run at Seville Quarter The Marine Corps League and TEL Staffing and HR are hosting the 34th Annual Semper Fi 5k Charity Run Sept. 9 at 7:30 am at Seville Quarter. All proceeds go directly to Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, New Horizons of Northwest Florida, Escambia Westgate Schoo, the Miracle League of Pensacola, Gulf Coast Kids House and LEAD Academy of Santa Rosa. Cost is $30 until Sept. 7 and then $35 Sept. 8 and 9. Active-duty military is $20. For registration and more information please go to or www.werunwild .com. For additional information, contact Camila Sharp at

Annual VA golf tournament dates The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association has announced dates for its annual golf tournament, to be held this year Sept. 15, show time at 8 a.m. and tee time at 9 a.m. The tournament will be held at Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove, Va. This annual tournament funds a scholarship awarded to VII Corps veterans of operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and to their immediate families. All money raised during the tournment goes to the scholarship fund. Refreshments will be provided during the tournament. The cost is $90 per player. For more information about the tournament and to register, go to e-mail or

Event to honor U.S. service in Japan

A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event connects past and present service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. Featured speakers at the event include the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Fla. and retired Rear Adm. James D. Kelly, former commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ). RSVPs are high encouraged. For more information, e-mail or call 602-7049.

VFW post promises fun and relaxation Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit our post. There will be karaoke on Thursday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.

CREDO workshop announced The Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is offering new workshops in September on the topics of family enrichment (FER) Sept. 8 to 10. To register or for more information, contact Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or e-mail Tony.bradford.

Annual retired military seminar returns Attention military retirees: Oct. 21 has been selected as the date for the 44th annual Gulf Coast Retired Military Seminar. The resource fair, which provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. For more information, call 452-5618.

Wounded American veteran event WAVE is hosting a day on the bay event Sept. 16, which will feature a ride on private sail or power boats for wounded veterans and an adult guest of their choice. Activities include an opening ceremony with color guard, live entertainment and a complimentary lunch and beverages. The event will being with an onsite check-in at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult responsible for their conduct. All children under the age of 17 are required to wear a Coast Guard

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Thriller author to visit Pensacola Political thriller author Kyle Mills, the current writer of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels, will be hosting a book signing and talk Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Pensacola. This signing will be the first stop on his book tour promoting his upcoming novel “Enemy of the State,” due to release Sept. 5. Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fifteen political thrillers, including “The Survivor” and “Order to Kill” for Vince Flynn and “The Patriot Attack” for Robert Ludlum. He initially found inspiration from his father, the former director of Interpol, and still draws on his contacts in the intelligence community to give his books realism. To preorder Mill’s upcoming novel or for more information on the signing, call 969-9554 or visit www.stores.barnes 2926. For more information about Mills, visit www.kylemills. com.

JAS hosting World War II event series The The Japan-America Society (JAS) of Northwest Florida will host their Memories and Heroics series Sept. 18 through 23 to commemorate Japanese-Americans during World War II. The events are: • “Memories from the Internment Camps”: stories shared by internees and their families Sept. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at the West Florida Public Library in downtown Pensacola, meeting room B. • “Only the Brave”: The story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in Army history, Sept. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. • “Fred Korematsu In-Service Program”: Designed for teachers with free teaching packets about Korematsu, who fought against Executive Order 9066 and was awarded Presidential Medal of Honor for his civil rights work, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Spencer Bibbs Learning Center, Rm. 146. For more information about any of these events or to register to attend, visit

Counseling available at vet center Active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members can get free counseling at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. The services offered include: • Individual, group and family readjustment counseling to assist active-duty service members in making a successful transition from combat to garrison or civilian life. • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life • Military sexual trauma counseling for active-duty service members of both genders Active-duty service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active-duty combat service members and any combat veteran. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.

Annual Oktoberfest dates and times Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club. A band from Germany will perform at the event. Cost is $45 per person and includes admission, a beer stein to keep and a Bavarian meal. Admission is by advance ticket sales only. Tickets will go on sale the morning of Sept. 5 at the 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.

Volunteers wanted for beach cleanup Volunteers for the 32nd International Coastal Cleanup are encouraged to meet at Lake Frederic, Barrancas Beach, NATTC Beaches, Ski Beach and Blue Angel Park Sept. 17. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the Pensacola Area CPO Association, NATTC CPO Association, NATTC Aviation

Equipment Association, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association Information Warfare Training Center Corry Petty Officer’s Association, Port Ops, Public Works Department and Blue Angel Recreation Park. You can also contact these organizations to volunteer at their specific location. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves and water. Families are encouraged to participate. To sign up, call 452-3131 ext. 3003/3008/3016.

Corvette show on Pensacola Beach Join Vette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 15th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, Sept. 8 and 9. A pre-registration and welcome dinner for out-oftown participants will be held Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar on Pensacola Beach. The dinner will be included in the registration process. On Sept. 9, registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Individuals interested in registering a vehicle can register for $45. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette .com/2017-vettes-at-the-beach/. For more information, go to or contact Carol with Miracle Strip Corvette Club at or call 375-6993. For more information about Pensacola Beach, go to

PLT fall class dates announced Pensacola Little Theater has announced a complete list of courses and dates for 2017 fall classes. Classes include improv classes, dance and singing classes, and are for children and adults. For a full list of classes, tuition costs and dates, or to register for a fall class, visit

New hours for National Seashore Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced the change of operating hours for the William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou. The visitor center operating hours will officially be changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Sept. 10. These changes will allow the park the maximize efficiency of the current staffing levels to provide our visitors with consistent, uniform and reliable services. Campers will be served by park staff at the visitor center and campground hosts will assist campers in the campground office. The campground office will be staffed by campground hosts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit us at www.nps. gov/guis, or follow Gulf Island NPS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Sept. 2 at the Rico Mexican restaurant. 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. For additional information, including directions on how to get there, check the Rico Mexican Facebook page at

Bon Fest to celebrate Japanese culture Enjoy the culture of Japan Sept. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. with the 12th annual Bon Fest. There will be authentic Japanese food, dancing and other activities for all ages. The event will feature the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers from Epcot Center. Zaima Hiroshi, Consul General of Cultural Affairs, with the Consulate General Japan in Miami, will be visiting Pensacola and attending community program. The event will be held at Booker T. Washington High School. For more information, contact Hatsue Miki at or call 602-4385.

Jazz out at Jazz Pensacola gumbo Celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt with Jazz Pensacola at their Jazz Gumbo Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Phineas Phogg’s. Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event and admission is free. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for door prize drawings. For membership and information, call 433-8382, or visit

Local grocer offers online shopping Greer’s Market now offers an option to shop online and pick up items in store or have them delivered. Every aisle is available to shop online, including the deli, bakery, dairy and frozen products. There are no additional fees for online shopping and pick up. For more information or to register for online shopping, visit

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“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 wellbeing 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 spread with the growth of labor organizations and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

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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 and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a

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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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NAS Pensacola command’s SoQs From staff reports


AS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin recognized the Sailors of the Quarter (SoQs), third quarter fiscal year 2017, on behalf of Rear Adm. Babette Bolivar at NASP Command Quarters Aug. 25. The following is excerpted from their citations. Senior Sailor of the Quarter is IC1 Frank Staniszewski. “Commander, Navy Region Southeast takes pleasure in commending Interior Communications Electrician First Class Frank J. Staniszewski, United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following citation: For outstanding performance of duty while serving as personnel support office leading petty officer, administrative department, Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida from April to June 2017, resulting in his selection as Senior Sailor of the Quarter, third quarter 2017. A dynamic leader, he suc-

cessfully led five junior Sailors through the completion of over 195 peractions that sonnel included retirements, separations and complex travel liquidations. As a command emergency operation center team leader, he trained newly reporting personnel on their responsibilities for real world scenarios. emergency Petty Officer Staniszewski’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Sailor of the Quarter is SH2 Mohamed Bambara. “Commander, Navy Region Southeast takes pleasure in commending Ship’s Serviceman Second

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Class Mohamed S. Bambara United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following citation: For outstanding performance of duty while serving as personnel support office assistant leadpetty officer, ing administrative department, Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida from April to June 2017, resulting in his selection as Sailor of the Quarter, third quarter 2017. A dedicated professional, he meticulously tracked more than 100 personnel requests from 26 tenant command, ensuring Sailors and Marines received vital pay entitlements in a timely manner. A committed leader and mentor, he tracked the completion of all requirements for five Sailors who earned the command pay and personnel administrator Navy enlisted classifi-

cation. Petty officer Bambara’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Junior Sailor of the Quarter is IT3 Erin Smith. “Commander, Navy Region Southeast takes pleasure in commending Information System Technician Third Class Erin M. Smith United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following citation: For outstanding performance of duty while serving as message traffic and base marquee supervisor, information systems division, Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida from April to June 2017, resulting in her selection as Junior Sailor of the Quarter, third quarter 2017. A

committed technician, her efforts ensured the timely processing of 320 command messages including logistic requisitions, casualty, and operations reAs marquee ports. supervisor, she flawlessly maintained the base marquee for all visits by senior department of defense and local government officials. Petty Officer Smith’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon herself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” Blue Jacket of the Quarter is ACAN Candace Hall. “Commander, Navy Region Southeast takes pleasure in commending Air Traffic Controller Airman Candace J. Hall United States Navy, for service as set forth in the

following citation: For outstanding performance of duty while serving as air traffic controller, air traffic control division, Naval Air Station Pensacola Florida from April to June 2017, resulting in her selection as Blue Jacket of the Quarter, third quarter 2017. A dynamic member of the air operations team, she obtained, posted and relayed all air traffic control clearances and advisories for aircraft preparing for flight. Airman Hall’s exceptional coordination with personnel throughout the ATC facility ensured the safety, organizational integrity, and timely execution of daily operations. Airman Hall’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon herself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”


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The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next classes are scheduled for Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 at FFSC. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn how to apply for a travel allowance, plan a relocation budget and get helpful hints on personal property shipping and storage. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Newcomer Spouse Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn how to maximize self-esteem, which can improve productivity and well-being. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age. • Healing the Angry Brain: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 to Oct. 24. Must attend all six sessions. Participants learn about brain functions and the related processes that make the brain functions and the related processes that make the brain such a powerful force in emotions such as anger. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The

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. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

next meeting is Sept. 21. 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. • Survive the Holidays with Money in Your Pocket: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 6. Learn how to budget for holiday spending. • What Kind of Car Can I Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Find out tips on how to go about buying a vehicle so that you do not experience any buyer's remorse. • Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated 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 one is scheduled for Sept. 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual as-

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. sault, 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:; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unre-

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

stricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact 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 more

information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at Upcoming workshops include: • Family Enrichment Retreat: Sept. 8 through Sept. 10 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. Topics include love language, communication skills, problem solving, goal setting and strengthening family relationships. Childcare is available for ages 7 and younger. All legally married active-duty servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to attend.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communications support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.

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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

Story by Jenifer Surface

Flora-Bama will be hosting the 5th annual Bulls on the Beach Sept. 8 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event features 2,000 pounds of rip-snorting bull trying to buck off a professional cowboy in a long eight seconds. Each rider has to ante up for this event with the winnings going to who best masters these bucking beasts. This event is the ninth event of the $125,000 “Beach” series, featuring an international circuit of riders including local favorite, Cody Harris along with Chris “Booger” Brown, both stars of INSP Network’s “The Cowboy Way: Alabama” reality show. Along with rodeo clowns, there will be an opportunity to ride the mechanical bull before and after the show for $5. The whole family is

Professional cowboys will partcipate in bull riding and wrangling at FloraBama’s annual Bulls on the Beach event. Photo courtesy of the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package

invited with gates opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $25 for one night or $40 for both nights for adults 18 and older, $15 for one night or $20 both nights for 7 to 17 year olds, and free to children under 7. Live music will be playing on the arena stage prior to the rodeo and on all three stages inside after the rodeo

Flora-Bama’s Bulls on the Beach is part of a beach series of an international circuit of bull riders. Courtsey of the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package

ends. Additionally, all are invited out Sept. 7 to ‘get down and personal’ with these pro wranglers, 7 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill directly across the street from the Bama. The Meet the Cowboys party also features a cowboy-themed buffet. Bring your friends and indulge in the chuckwagon cornbread, cowboy chicken grill, back country barbeque pig wings, texas hash and more. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Flora-Bama gift shop or online at www.flora For more information, contact Jenifer Surface at je n ife r@ flo ra b a ma .com or visit www.flora or on www. florabama. Flora-Bama The Lounge and Package is a gulf front oyster bar, beach bar and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America’s “Last Great Roadhouse.” The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama state line. This famous Gulf Coast establishment has been entertaining visitors and locals alike since 1964. Featuring 365 days a year of live music from top regional and national acts as well as home of the world famous “Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party.”

At the movies: NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema FRIDAY

“The Emoji Movie” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Annabelle: Creation,” (R), 7 p.m.; “The Dark Tower,” (PG13), 5:30 p.m.; “Atomic Blonde,” (R), 7:30 p.m.


“The Emoji Movie” (3D), (PG), noon and 2 p.m.; “Wish Upon,” (PG13), 4 p.m.; “Girls Trip,” (R), 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; “Atomic Blonde,” (R), 8:30 p.m.; “Dunkirk,” (PG13), 12:30 p.m.; “Annabelle: Creation,” (R), 5:30 p.m.; “War for the Planet of the Apes” (3D), (PG13), 8 p.m.


“The Emoji Movie” (2D), (PG), noon and 2 p.m.; “Wish Upon,” (PG13), 4 p.m.; “The Dark Tower,” (PG13), 6 p.m.; “Girls Trip,” (R), 8 p.m.; “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2D), (PG13), 12:30 p.m.; “Dunkirk,” (PG13), 3:30 p.m.; “Annabelle: Creation,” (R), 6 p.m.; “Atomic Blonde,” (R), 8:30 p.m.


“The Emoji Movie” (2D), (PG), 2 p.m.; “Dunkirk,” (PG13), 4 p.m.; “War for the Planet of the Apes” (3D), (PG13), 6:30 p.m.; “The Dark Tower,” (PG13), 2:30 p.m.; “Annabelle: Creation,” (R), 4:30 p.m.; “Atomic Blonde,” (R), 7 p.m.


“The Emoji Movie” (2D), (PG), 5 p.m.; “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Dunkirk,” (PG13), 7:30 p.m.; “Wish Upon,” (PG13), 5:30 p.m.; “Dunkirk,” (PG13), 7:30 p.m.


“The Dark Tower,” (PG13), 5 p.m.; “War for the Planet of the Apes” (3D), (PG13), 7 p.m.; “Annabelle: Creation,” (R), 5:10 p.m.; “Atomic Blonde,” (R), 7:30 p.m.


“Dunkirk,” (PG13), 5 p.m.; “Girls Trip,” (R), 7:10 p.m.; “The Emoji Movie” (2D), (PG), 5:30 p.m.; “The Dark Tower,” (PG13), 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $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

• Navy Children Home Providers Needed: MWR is looking for child develophome ment ( C D H ) providers. This is • New golf lesan opportunity to sons: The A.C. Read earn income Golf Club is offering from home, add golf lessons to “get a valuable skill golf ready” for the cool that is transfermonths. The five week able to any PCS course takes just one and to support hour per week to get a other military full introduction to the families by provarious aspects of the quality viding game, until you are care for children. fully ready to hit the CDH provides links on your own. free training, Three sessions beginmonthly support ning Sept. 11, 14 and and a lending li16. Cost is $89 for acbrary to help you tive duty, retired and succeed. For family and $99 for more informacivilian guests. For tion, call 458more information, call 6588. 452-2454. • Child sports program: Looking to get your young children involved in sports? Start Smart with Navy Child and Youth Programs is a sixweek program to teach children 3 to 5 years of age the basics of sports. This program is free to children of authorized MWR patrons; one parent or guardian must attend with each child. Sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 12 at the Hwy. 98 Youth Sports Complex. Register at the Corry Youth Center from today Aug. 1 to 25 or call 453-3490 for more information. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 4527810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • Swim Stroke Clinic: Join MWR Aquatics for the 34th annual swim stroke clinic from Sept. 5 through 22. This clinic focuses on techniques for competitive strokes, starts and turns. The clinic takes place Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. and is open to all school age children of MWR patrons. Cost is $30 per child. Call the aquatics office for more info at 452-9429. • Hero/villain themed bowling: Break out the capes and costumes for the Corry Bowling Center Heroes and Villains Cosmic Bowling night, Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prizes awarded for best costume. Cost is $10 and includes bowling and shoes. For

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 offbase trips. For more information, call 4522372 or go to

September 1, 2017



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