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A.A. Cunningham Road paving notice ... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to take four weeks to complete. Watch for “Road Closed” and “Detour” signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work zones. The work schedule is weather dependent. For questions or more information, contact the PWD Construction Manager Bryan Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.

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Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at NASP Sibley’s unit. “This dedication and memorial ruck is an important step for us as a brotherhood Air Force Special Tactics Air- to honor Forrest’s legacy of men dedicated a military freefall valor, and get a small bit of clotraining exercise into Pensacola sure.” Bay Aug. 26 to His teammates Staff Sgt. Forrest escorted the famSibley, a combat ily to Sibley’s controller from burial site, wearPensacola killed ing combat ruck in action Aug. 26, sacks weighing 2015, in Helmand more than 50 Province, pounds to repreAfghanistan. It sent the deployed. was the first anOnce at the niversary of Sibcemetery, they ley’s death. completed a After free of memoround Staff Sgt. falling into the rial push-ups to Forrest Sibley waters of Sibley’s honor their fallen hometown, his teammates teammate. joined family members and Sibley, 31, had served in the friends to complete a memorial Air Force as a combat controller ruck march to his final resting since 2008. In his seven years of place at Barrancas National service, he received four Bronze Cemetery (BNC). Star Medals, once with valor for “When we lost Forrest, most heroism in combat, as well as a of his teammates were still de- Purple Heart for injuries susployed for another five months, tained in combat. and couldn’t attend any funeral “Forrest was one of our best or memorial event,” said Lt. Col. combat controllers, but he was Stewart Parker, commander of 21st Special Tactics Squadron, See Sibley on page 2 By Capt. Katrina Cheesman 24th Special Operations Wing

After parachuting into Pensacola Bay, members of the Air Force’s 21st Special Tactics Squadron make a memorial “ruck march,” a hike with full packs, from NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande Marina to Barrancas National Cemetery and the grave of teammate Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley. Sibley was killed in action Aug. 26, 2015. He had served in the Air Force as a combat controller since 2008. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos, see page A4

CNATT: Make Labor Day weekend safety a priority Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) safety manager is reminding service members, civilian employees and their families to maintain safety awareness as they prepare for what is generally viewed as the end of summer. CNATT Safety Manager Krystal Hancock said that Labor Day, a federal holi-

day designed to honor the achievements of American workers, includes an extended weekend, with service members and their families often electing to travel to see family and friends. “Whether taking a long road trip or simply jumping in the car to run a quick errand, driving is inherently risky, and traffic mishaps continue to

be a leading reason for lost time, days, and lives across our force,” she said. Hancock said the National Safety Council (NSC) predicts this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend for drivers in eight years, estimating that more than 430 people could be killed in traffic accidents throughout the Labor Day weekend. She added that service members, often sepa-

rated from their families and travelling significant distances to visit during the long weekend, should take some simple precautions before and during their trips. “Get enough rest before heading outsleepy driving is as dangerous as impaired driving,” she said. “Alternate drivers or take frequent breaks to ensure that whoever is behind the wheel stays alert.” See Labor Day on page 2

‘Be There’ for your shipmates during Suicide Prevention Month 2016 By James Rosenfelder U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs

NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony ... In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will present a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. The event will include a guest speaker and a musical rendition from the NATTC Choir, a traditional “two-bell” ceremony, honors performed by the NASP Honor Guard and a 21-gun volley. The public is invited to attend.

Navy Medicine recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which began Sept. 1. The theme for Suicide Prevention Month 2016 is “Be There.” Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will highlight the power of peer support and personal wellness, encouraging Sailors and Marines to be there for their shipmates. “Action starts with prevention,” said Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed). “When a Sailor needs assistance, easy access to support resources and mental health treatment is essential, as is validation of help-seeking behaviors.” Suicide prevention is a yearlong effort. Suicide Prevention Month serves as a reminder that building resilience and preventing suicide requires all

members of the Navy and Marine Corps community to work together. Every life lost to suicide is one too many. “Take action if you notice anything

out of the ordinary for a shipmate; reach out to them,” Faison said. “If you are having difficulties, seek help if See Prevention on page 2

Fat Albert is getting a facelift ... Fat Albert, the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, is currently undergoing a chemical de-paint process at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma after corrosion was found. Once the de-paint process and sheetmetal checks for any other corrosion are complete, Fat Albert will fly to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for full programmed depot maintenance and paint. Photo by Kelly White

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DANTES faster exam reimbursement process • GRE General and GRE Subject. • Praxis Core and Praxis Subject Assessment. • ACT and SAT. The Defense Activity for Non-TradiThe online electronic reimbursement tional Education Support (DANTES) request is now the only option available Exams Reimbursement Program has for service members to receive reimchanged a reimbursement policy that will bursement to cover the cost of test fees expedite the exams reimbursement incurred for exams taken at national or process for service members, including international test centers. In accordance active-duty, National Guard and reserve. with the policy change, DANTES will The policy change includes reim- no longer physically process any paperbursement of test fees for the following based reimbursement mail received after exams: Oct. 1. • GED (beginning in October). “The department continues to receive, • GMAT. on average, 25 paper-based reimburseBy Erin Roberts Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Public Affairs

ment requests in the mail each week,” said Tom French, DANTES Education Programs. “The new online process is more efficient and beneficial for a service member because payment is deposited directly into their bank account generally within two to three weeks after submitting documentation and receiving approval online.” Service members can submit the electronic reimbursement request online through the DANTES website, www. dantes.doded.mil. On the DANTES website, members should select “Examinations and Reimbursement Eligibility” to get started. Ac-

cess to the DANTES Exams Reimbursement Center is only available to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members with a valid common access card (CAC). Additionally, both a score report and payment receipt are required. Documents must be uploaded for reimbursement request approval and processing. To find out about other DANTES Examination Program information and resources, visit www.dantes.doded.mil and http://dantespulse.dodlive.mil. For more news from Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, visit www.navy.mil/local/dantes.

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also a pleasure to work with; you couldn’t feel down about yourself when you were around Forrest,” Parker said. “It was an unspeakable tragedy to lose him.” As a Special Tactics combat controller, Sibley was trained to survey and establish airfields, direct precision strikes and control air power, all in hostile or austere areas. He was also qualified as a military static line jumper, free fall jumper, an Air Force combat scuba diver and a joint terminal attack controller. “Forrest was red, white and blue,” said Suzi Fernandez, mother of the fallen Airman. “His last words to me were, “Go USA, go USA.” He was on his fourth overall deployment and third deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed in action. “Even though our brother is gone, our brotherhood still has a tremendous responsibility,” Parker said. “We must cherish his memory, and we must serve his legacy of duty and patriotism, and love. When we, the brotherhood, devote ourselves to those principles, then Forrest Sibley will live forever.” He had been stationed at Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina since 2014. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, a Special Tactics officer who was stationed at Hurlburt Field, was also killed in the same attack; Roland received a Silver Star medal for his last actions that day. Members of Roland’s unit, the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, participated in the day’s events, and dedicated a “Monster Mash,” or a team-oriented physical competition, to Roland on Hurlburt Field. Jordan Sibley, Sibley’s sister, noted this day was also about Roland. “We lost a brother,” she said, “But we gained a larger family in the Rolands and the Air Force.”

International Visitors Leadership Program onboard NASP ... A group of East Asian/Pacific participants in the International Visitors Leadership Program from the Law of the Sea and Maritime Security project toured the National Naval Aviation Museum Aug. 25. The group had a guided tour from former Marine aviator Capt. Dave Lorenzo (above), took in a Blue Angels practice and posed for a group photo afterward. Photos by Mike O’Connor Prevention from page 1

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needed. Seeking help is a sign of strength. It’s OK to speak up when you’re down.” Everyday connections can make a big difference to someone feeling alone, in crisis or having thoughts of suicide. One small act can open the door for support by breaking the silence and facilitating early intervention. Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will share resources to help Sailors, Marines and their families recognize the warning signs of suicide and what they can do to help. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, seek assistance immediately by contacting the Military Crisis Line by calling 1 (800) 273-8255, online at http://www.militarycrisisline.net/ or sending a text message to 838255. U.S. Navy Medicine is a global health care network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide highquality health care to more than 1 million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www. facebook. com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Navy Medicine, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/mednews.

Hancock added that the NSC also reported that there have been nine percent more fatal motor vehicle accidents from January through June of this year compared to the same time in 2015, and Navy statistics show that 16 Navy and Marine Corps service members have been killed in traffic mishaps since the end of May this year. “Don’t let your guard down – every time you get in an automobile, no matter how routine it feels, do the basic things to preempt potential issues,” she said. “Buckle up, designate a sober driver, put down your phone, comply with the rules of the road, and make sure to keep a watch out for other people who aren’t taking the same precautions.” Hancock also said that service members and their families historically participate in numerous recreational activities during the Labor Day weekend, including backyard barbecues, trips to a lake or beaches, pool parties and outings to parks. She added that although summer is coming to an end, mitigating the risk of injury via methods learned through training and education, and reminding personnel of how to avoid potential mishaps is part of the CNATT and Naval Safety Center mission. “Practicing safe behavior in everything we do – from our jobs, to our hobbies, to simply driving to the grocery store – is something we hope becomes second nature,” she said. “Being cognizant of the numerous everyday factors that could potentially cause us issues is something the CNATT Safety Program

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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 bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

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

stresses, and providing the right resources and awareness to our staff and students is our goal.” According to Hancock, service members, civilian employees and their families in the Pensacola area might also expect stronger rip currents if they venture to the beach this weekend, due in part to the incoming tropical storm. She suggested individuals check weather and surf conditions before going to the beach and to always swim with a friend and refrain from diving into unknown waters. Hancock said that although safety considerations are often stressed during extended holiday weekends, ensuring each and every service member, civilian employee and family member is aware of potential safety concerns remains a CNATT priority throughout the year. “The CNATT family – with military and civilian personnel at detachments and units around the United States, Japan and Hawaii – are all working to ensure that we’re training the best and brightest Sailors and Marines for duty throughout the fleet,” she said. “Having each and every one of these students and their instructors enjoy some much needed time with their family and friends and returning safely is what we want.” CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command.

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Classic combo sparks the yard sale booty blues By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

“I’ll give you 30 bucks for all of it,” the man said in a heavy Rhode Island accent, gesturing to a table heaped with vintage toys from my childhood that I had decided to sell at a recent neighborhood yard sale. “Are you kidding me?” I blurted incredulously. “No way,” I continued, “I could get that much on eBay for just the Dawn Dolls … and you want my Holly Hobby sewing machine, my Sunshine Family, my Barbies, and my Bionic Woman Doll, complete with the original box and accessories, too? What, are you nuts?” A crowd of yard sale-ers stopped milling about my folding tables heaped with used junk to witness our banter. As the Rhode Island con artist did his best to swindle me out of the beloved toys that I had refused to part with through nine military moves, I realized that my inside hoarder was getting the better of me. It’s time to give up old things, I told myself. But my inside hoarder resisted total surrender: “Gimme $35 at least!”

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In the end, I settled for $32 and stood back as he callously threw my precious relics into his van. “Be careful,” I shouted pathetically, “You almost dropped the Bionic Woman’s Morse code translator.” Two hours after our yard sale had ended, my husband, Francis, and I were headed to a Connecticut casino with a Ziplock baggie stuffed with $276 of yard sale booty, along with tickets to the Counting Crows/Rob Thomas concert that night. “Make it rain, baby,” I yelled from the passenger’s seat of our minivan, jingling the baggie and envisioning a wild night of prime cuts of beef, top-shelf cocktails, double-or-nothing winnings and sweaty rock songs. The Mohegan Sun Casino Resort appeared quite suddenly in the Connecticut woods, and with our baggie securely stashed in my fanny pack, we found our way inside. I pictured us shouting excitedly over a crowded roulette wheel or muttering “Hit me” at a suspense-filled blackjack table, but we were lost in the indoor jungle of flashing lights, ringing bells and cigarette smoke. Over-

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. whelmed, we found ourselves feeding bills into a lonely poker machine near the restrooms. After five minutes, we cashed in our whopping $8 in

winnings and went to one of the many casino restaurants, where we shared a delicious stack of chicken and waffles drenched in Vermont maple syrup and sprinkled with crispy onion straws before heading to the concert. Thomas took the stage singing recognizable tunes such as “This Is How a Heart Breaks,” “Her Diamonds” and “Someday.” We would normally leap to our feet at a concert, but we had gotten up early for the yard sale, and we were both feeling full from dinner. Besides, most of the crowd of 40-to-60-year-olds stayed seated too, with the exception of a surprising number of women, whose perimenopausal hormones were compelling them to gyrate their capri-ensconced hips quite enthusiastically. The women reached out longingly to Thomas, and being a 40something himself, he obliged with an excellent performance. “Oh good grief,” I cringed halfway through the show, after Francis let a belch slip by that reeked of those onion straws. “Sorry,” he confessed. “Do you have any Tums in that

fanny pack?” The next act was the one Francis had been waiting for. Back in the 1990s, he played Counting Crows’ “August and Everything After” album a zillion times on our old CD player. “Time to get sweaty,” he said as lead singer Adam Duritz took the stage. But soon it was clear that we were all getting a little too old for these late-night endeavors. Duritz, now 52 himself and endowed with an ample gut, loped around the stage as if he suffered from joint degeneration. We felt Duritz’s pain literally and figuratively, as we shifted in our seats to ward off hip numbness. Although Duritz displayed his true artistry on the stage that night, the middle-aged crowd was not long for this world, fighting back yawns by 10 p.m. “For criminy’s sake, Honey,” I winced on our way home after Francis expelled another pungent belch. The strange combination of the day’s events had taught me that, getting rid of old things in life won’t stop the sands of time. Just like Francis’ crispy onion straws, the years will just keep on repeating.

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is for Special Tactics Airmen from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron parachute and come ashore at NAS Pensacola in a training exercise tribute for Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley

An Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III pulls out over Pensacola Bay after delivering a freefall parachute jump. Photo by Mike O’Connor

After a water landing the Airmen assembled in highspeed small craft for a run into NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande Marina. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Parachutes dot the skies over Pensacola Bay following a drop of Air Force Special Tactics Airmen Aug. 26. The Airmen dedicated the military freefall training exercise to Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley, a combat controller from Pensacola who was killed in action Aug. 26, 2015, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It was the first anniversary of Sibley’s death. “When we lost Forrest, most of his teammates were still deployed for another five months, and couldn’t attend any funeral or memorial event,” said Lt. Col. Stewart Parker, commander of 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Sibley’s unit. “This dedication and memorial ruck is an important step for us as a brotherhood to honor Forrest’s legacy of valor, The Special Tactics Airmen come ashore at Bayou Grande Marina. Photo by Janet Thomas and get a small bit of closure.” About 30 Airmen jumped. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Arriving at the marina with the Airmen at Bayou Grande Marina were (from left) Sib- The group begins a memorial “ruck march,” a hike with full packs, to Barrancas National ley’s sister, Jordan Sibley; his mother, Suzi Fernandez; and his girlfriend, Hannah Cemetery and Sibley’s grave. Sibley had served in the Air Force as a combat conBroz. Photo by Janet Thomas troller since 2008. Photo by Janet Thomas

The Airmen escorted the family to Sibley’s burial site, wearing combat ruck sacks Uniformed service members and members of Sibley’s unit pay their respects to the weighing more than 50 pounds to represent the deployed. They arrive at Barrancas fallen Airman. He was on his fourth overall deployment and third deployment to National Cemetery; Sibley’s marker is seen at left. Photo by Mike O’Connor Afghanistan when he was killed in action. Photo by Mike O’Connor



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• 241 years of history and heritage • America’s Sailor: Tough, bold and ready •

Origins of the U.S. Navy seal From Naval History and Heritage Command


he first American Navy seal was adopted by the Continental Congress May 4, 1780, for the Board of Admiralty, progenitor of the Navy Department. This seal was affixed to naval officer commissions, and was as follows: “The arms, 13 bars mutually supporting each other, alternate red and white in a blue field, and surmounting an anchor proper. The crest a ship under sail. The motto Sustentans et Sustentatum. The legend U.S.A. Sigil. Naval.” The ship on the seal wore a national ensign at the stern and a commission pennant atop the mainmast. The Continental Navy of the American Revolution went out of existence in 1785 with the sale of the last ship, USS Alliance. When a separate Navy Department was founded in 1798, the Board of Admiralty seal was no longer used. Naval officer commissions from 1798 to 1849 carried a distinctly different seal which contained the basic elements of the current official seal – the sea, ship under sail, eagle and anchor. The seal again underwent change about 1850 as the design came even closer to that which

is in use today. Neither the 1798 nor the 1850 seal seems to have had any specific authorization. The century following the appearance of the 1850 design witnessed variations in the position and shape of the eagle, ship and anchor. Sometimes land was shown on the seal, and at other times only water. Likewise, the several Navy bureaus and offices employed a variety of seal designs. For years prior to 1957, when the present seal was adopted, military and civilian officials within the Navy expressed the need for an official seal of uniform design. Naval records reveal an interest in and awareness of the many variations which had crept into the seal details. Concerted effort to arrive at a redesigned standard seal for use by the Navy, afloat and ashore, awaited the post-World War II period. Recommendations from secretaries of the Navy, heraldic experts, and historians resulted

in this final seal design approved by President Dwight Eisenhower, and promulgated by Executive Order 10736 on Oct. 23, 1957: On a circular background of fair sky and moderate sea with land in sinister base, a three-masted square-rigged ship underway before a fair breeze with after topsail furled, commission pennant atop the foremast, National Ensign atop the main, and the commodore’s flag atop the

mizzen. In front of the ship a Luce-type anchor inclined slightly bendwise with the crown resting on the land and, in front of the shank and in back of the dexter fluke, an A m e r ican bald eagle rising to sini s t e r regarding to dexter, one foot on the ground, the other resting on the anchor near the shank; all in proper colors. The whole within a blue annulet bearing the inscrip tion “Department of the Navy” at top,

and “United States of America” at the bottom, separated on each side by a mullet and within a rim in the form of a rope; inscription, rope, mullet, and edges of annulet all gold. Land in the design would symbolize the Navy’s supporting shore facilities as well as the fleet's amphibious strike capabilities. Since the wording “Navy Department,” used on earlier seals, had generally come to signify only the headquarters activities in Washington, the inscription was changed to “Department of the Navy” in order to embrace the Navy’s total worldwide operations afloat, in the air, and ashore. The seal was to serve as the main feature of the official United States Navy flag, adopted in 1959.

Do you know the father of the U.S. Navy? in their resolution of Oct. 13, 1775, the members of Congress must collectively receive The importance of the sea as a credit for the creation of the Conhighway, a source of food or a tinental Navy, the forerunner of battlefield, if necessary, was well the United States Navy. understood by the American The various attempts to credit colonists. individual naval officers with this When the Revolution came, it act are misguided, for those offiwas a natural impulse, therefore, cers received their commissions that many men in numerous lofrom the very body that created cations would play prominent the Navy in the first place. roles in the founding of a naNone of this, of course, detional navy. Thus, the Navy rectracts from the great contribuognizes no one individual as tions to our struggle at sea for “Father” to the exclusion of all independence made by Gen. John Paul Jones others. George Washington, John Barry, As it was the Continental Congress, con- John Paul Jones, John Adams, Benjamin voked in Philadelphia, that created the Navy Franklin and others. From Naval History and Heritage Command


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Whiting Pines community provides school supplies for NASWF families Story, photo by Lt.j.g. Marissa Tungjunyatham NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


s part of Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade program, the Balfour Beatty Communities and Whiting Pines housing hosted a back-toschool bash Aug. 19 to support Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) military and DoD families. With the help of MWR and NASWF Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Balfour Beatty was able to provide the children with fun activities and bounce houses while they handpicked their book bag of supplies for the next school year. Inside the Whiting Pines Community Center, children and their parents walked through rows of school supplies that ranged from pencils and erasers to folders and planners of all kinds. A total of about 5,000 to 10,000 individual items were donated to the back-toschool bash. Operation Home-

front provided a wide variety of drawstring book bags for the children to choose from. Dollar Tree donated the plethora of school supplies, while Chris Hendrix, the NAS Whiting Field school liaison officer, contributed 75 packs of college-rule binder paper through the school liaison program. In addition, United Services Organization (USO) donated DVDs of Disney movies for the children to pick out. Children of all ages were present and excited to pick out items they needed for the next school year.

First-grader Karissa Howell hands the schools supplies she wants to her great grandmother Selina Gajus during the back-to-school bash held for the NAS Whiting Field Whiting Pines community as part of Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade Aug. 19 in Milton.

“I’m happy I get to use these for school,� first-grade student Karissa Howell said. Teresa Morrell, the Lifeworks Coordinator for Balfour Beatty Communities, has volunteered with Operation Homefront for five years. She mentioned that this was the first year that the Back-toSchool Brigade came to the NASWF community. In previ-

ous years, families had to travel to NAS Pensacola, but this year Balfour Beatty Communities volunteered Whiting Pines to host the school supplies giveaway. By the end of the event, a total of 48 book bags of school supplies were given out to 48 children. Operation Homefront’s mission is to provide short-term and critical assistance, as well as

long-term stability and recurring support programs for military families. Through their Back-to-School Brigade program, they distributed more than 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military children across the country. “It’s really amazing,� Alicia Knight, a mother of two children said. “It’s nice for them do this all for our kids.�

NASWF Sailors serve with Habitat for Humanity Story, photo by Lt.j.g. Dat Nghiem NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Eleven Sailors from Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) got down and dirty with Habitat for Humanity to help a less fortunate family. The group showed up early Aug. 20 to lay down sod for a newly constructed home near Destin. Volunteers spent more than four hours raking dirt, placing gravel and laying sod on the property.

More than five full pallets of sod were delivered to the site along with a few bags of gravel and freshly grown plants. The service members made sure that no time was wasted and worked together to ensure the landscaping looked presentable for the family. Crew leader Richard Freeman stated that the biggest reward of his job Naval Air Station Whiting Field Sailors work with Habiis that it enables the com- tat for Humanity while prepping and leveling the dirt to munity to work side by lay sod at a newly constructed home near Destin. side with each other to He explained that the or- also want to contribute to achieve a common goal. “We’re a hand up, not a ganization provided its the building process of hand out,� Freeman said. services to people who their property.



“Working with the local community is a significant aspect of the job,� he said. Freeman believes an important function of the organization is to allow people to have fun yet accomplish the mission at hand for those in need. Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization and has been providing basic home construction and preservation services in communities around the world for more than 40 years. The local Pensacola chapter

recruits volunteers to help with the projects and provides homeowners with a chance to work on their own homes. Habitat for Humanity often works multiple projects a day from Tuesdays through Saturdays. AB2 David Wasickanin, a Scout manager for Cub Scout Pack No. 655 in Pensacola, participated alongside his shipmates. “I love working with my hands,� Wasickanin said. “It’s all about the community and helping people.�

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Beach cleanup scheduled for Sept. 17 Beach cleanup projects are planned for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as part of the 31th International Coastal Cleanup. Last year, the cleanup was very successful with 165 volunteers collecting 2,100 pounds of debris from five miles of base beaches. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Lake Frederic, Barrancas Beach and Blue Angel Recreation Park. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the Pensacola Area CPO Association, NATTC CPO Association, NATTC Aviation Equipment Association, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station (CIDUCS) Petty Officer’s Association, Port Ops, and Blue Angel Recreation Park. You can also contact these organizations to volunteer at that group’s specific location. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, trash bags and water. Families are encouraged to participate. To sign up, call the NASP Public Works Department Environmental at 452-3131, ext. 3016 or ext. 3052.

Pier open for weekend of fishing Authorized base personnel age 12 and older are invited to go Fishing on the Pier from sunrise to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 2, and sunrise to noon Sept. 3, 4 and 5 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Allegheny Pier (also known as Alpha Pier). The pier is on the corner of South Avenue and East Avenue. Donations are welcome and appreciated. The event is being presented by the 2016 Navy Ball Committee. You must have a valid fishing license and only legal fish can be kept. Be advised, no alcohol or vehicles are allowed on the pier. Also, you are not allowed to gut fish on the pier. For more information, contact ABE1 David Barnaby at david.barnaby@navy.mil.

Festival features jazz performances

The 2016 Gulf Coast Summer Festival Jazz Edition is scheduled for Sept. 3 at the Pensacola Community Maritime Park. Eight hours of jazz will be presented. The lineup includes Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, Pieces Of A Dream, Brian Simpson, Alex Bugnon and Groove Symphony Jazz Band. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and performances begin at 3:30 p.m. Coolers, lawn chairs and umbrellas are allowed. Glass container, tents, pets and grills will not be allowed and people younger than 18 will not be admitted. General admission tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster locations including Pensacola Bay Center Box Office. Advance tickets are $65 and day-ofshow tickets are $75. Service fees are not included. For more information, go to www.gulfcoastsummerfestjazzedition.com.

Antique Appraisal Fair to be Sept. 3

Pensacola’s own “Antique Roadshow” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at Garth’s Auction House, 3930 Navy Blvd. The Pensacola Historic Preservation Society is sponsoring its 22nd annual Antique Appraisal Fair to support the Quina House Museum. Bring in items to be appraised by area antique dealers. Tickets are $5 per item and $3 for additional items. For more information, contact Beverly Stagg at 393-3091 or Gena Buchanan at 494-9802.

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is presenting the following: • “Building Financial Projections and Finding Funding Options” workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 and Sept. 9 at 9999 University Parkway. Fee is $60. Pre-registration required. • “Is Your Business Concept Feasible?” workshop is noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. There is no fee, but preregistration is recommended as seating is limited. • “Lunch-N-Learn: Google Places for Business” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. There is no fee, but pre-registration is recommended. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www. sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

ROWWA announces Sept. 8 meeting The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will hold its first meeting of the 2016/2017 year Sept. 8 at the Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. A social gathering will start at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 11 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $20 per person. Yearly membership dues of $15 can be paid at the door. Next month’s meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Skopelos at New World Landing. Membership is open to wives and widows of retired officers and retired women officers of all military services. For luncheon reservations, call Mary Chase at 995-4466. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 995-4466.

Workshops teach suicide prevention

SafeTALK workshops are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops feature videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dis-

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miss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a first aid intervention caregiver. The workshops are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Golf tournament linked to Navy Ball The Pensacola Area Navy Ball Committee has scheduled a golf tournament for Sept. 9 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Shotgun start is scheduled for noon. Cost is $200 for a team of four or $50 per person. Entry is open to active-duty and retired military as well as DoD and civilian. Sign up at A.C. Read Golf Pro Shop. The deadline is 2 p.m. today, Sept. 2. For more information on the tournament, e-mail john.carlozzi@navy.mil or call 452-7008. The 2016 Pensacola Area Navy Ball is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information on the ball, go to https://www.facebook.com/pensacolanavyball.

4-week writing workshop scheduled

A senior citizen brunch and writing workshop, “How to Write Your Story,” is being offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 at Warrington Baptist Church, 103 West Winthrop Ave. Myra Shofner will lead the workshop. For more information, call 455-4578.

USS Lexington reunion in Tennessee

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at bobdimo@cox.net or by phone at 492-3483.

NASP event to recognize ombudsmen

Ombudsman Appreciation Day is Sept. 14 and the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has planned a luncheon to recognize the spouses who volunteer their time in support of military families. The ombudsman appreciation luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mustin Beach Club. Tickets are $14 at the door. Reservation deadline is Sept. 13. For more information or to make reservations, call Paul Maxwell at 452-5618.

Get muddy during run in Gulfport

Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport in Mississippi has scheduled the Seabee Mud Run 2016 for Sept. 10. Check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. and the race begins in heats at 7 a.m. The course is five miles of mud, water, dry obstacles, hills and more mud. There is also a family run that is about 1.5 miles. To register, go to https://register.chronotrack. com/r/19557. Same day registrations will not be available, so sign up early. The run will happen rain or shine and is open to the public. All non-DoD ID card holders must enter through Broad Avenue gate and are subject to search by military working dogs. Bring identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.), valid proof of vehicle insurance and valid vehicle registration for base entry.

POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 13 The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation and the Pensacola Council Navy League will present the

18th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey L. Moore, executive director of the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies. He will speak about the history, mission and research for the POW studies at the center. 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 32522-7486. For more information, call 436-8552.

Navy League plans to honor spouses The Pensacola Council of the Navy League has scheduled a Spouse Appreciation Luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at New World Landing. Active-duty spouses from military commands in the Pensacola area will be honored their outstanding support of their command and it’s mission. Rebecca Bernacchi, spouse of the commanding officer of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will be the guest speaker. Tickets will be available at the door. For reservations and/or additional information contact the PenNavy League at 436-8552, sacola (navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net), or Ron Zimmerman at 712-6582 (rzman@cox.net).

Japanese event scheduled for Sept. 10

The 2016 Bon Fest is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Booker T. Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. The event will feature Japanese food, dancing, fun and activities. The Matsuriza Taiko Drummers from EPCOT Center are scheduled to perform. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kumiko Curtis at 452-9599 or 501-1705 (e-mail, Kumiko.curtis@nexweb.org) or Hatsue Miki at 6024385 (e-mail, hatsuemiki@gmail.com).

Senior Games to include 23 events

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Humana will present the 2016 Pensacola Senior Games Sept. 10-25. Athletes age 50 and older can compete in 23 events including archery, bocce, horse shoes, bowling, darts, track and field, tennis and swimming. The event is a qualifier for the 25th annual Florida Senior Games to be held Dec. 3-11 in Clearwater. This is also a qualifying year for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala. A closing ceremony will be held at the Bayview Senior Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Participants can register at the Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. The cost is $10 for the first event. Each additional event costs $1. There are additional fees for golf, bowling and cycling. Volunteers are also needed to help make the Pensacola Senior Games a success. For more information about participating or volunteering, call Cheryl Fox at 912-4109 or go to www.PlayPensacola.com.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 21 at Mustin Beach Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festival begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and include a German beer stein to take home and a Bavarian meal. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Admission is by advance ticket sale only, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 6 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. Non DoD guests need to provide their full name and date of birth 30 days prior to event. For more information, call 452-2693.

Wounded veterans to get boat rides A Day on the Bay, a Wounded American Veterans Event (WAVE), is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. On-site check in starts at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. WAVE is a volunteer initiative organized and cohosted by Navy Yacht Club Pensacola and Pensacola Yacht Club to honor disabled and combat wounded veterans. The event will include a ride on private sail or power boats for wounded veterans and an adult guest. Activities include live entertainment, and a complimentary lunch and beverages. Registration forms for guests, skippers and volunteers are available at flcommodores.org. Click on Pensacola Bay link. Mail registration forms to: WAVE 2016, P.O. Box 989, Pensacola, FL 32591. For more information, call 261-2062

Commissary announces case lot sale The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, plans to conduct a case lot sale. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information, call 452-6880.

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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 well-being of our country.

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

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

Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that 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. Labor Day legislation Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

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

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

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

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CNATT training directorate hosts manager’s workshop From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs


earning standards officers and field training specialists from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) attended a three-day manager’s workshop at the NAS Pensacola command recently. The CNATT training manager’s workshop, called “2025 – Shaping Training Brilliantly,” included lectures and presentations on a variety of training initiatives, something event organizer CNATT Training Directorate Curriculum Manager Bill Hurst said pays dividends to the service members passing through one of the domain’s 27 learning sites. “CNATT’s training sites are responsible for training more than 120,000 Sailors and Marines around the world for aviation technical training,” said Hurst. “Meeting like this each year ensures everyone is on the same page; that the Sailors our detachments are training are receiving the best course of study in preparation for deployment to the fleet.” The three-day workshop included various lectures, including briefs on manpower, the roles and responsibilities of the FTS, presentations on learning object modules and content

planning modules, a look at mobile training seams, and discussions about the Navywide Sailor 2025 initiative, “Ready, Relevant Learning.” “There’s a lot of changes coming and it’s important to have all of our individuals come in from all over the world to understand our new current policies and the new way ahead,” said Dr. Tony

Catanese, CNATT learning standards officer. “We’re ensuring the curriculum is where it needs to be to get the Sailor or Marine to the fleet with the right information at the right time.”

CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the

largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnatt/.

CNATT Det. Eglin hosts change of charge ceremony From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

Lt. Cmdr. Will Hollis relieved Cmdr. Kenneth Jalali as officer in charge of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment Eglin during a change of charge and retirement ceremony Aug. 5 at the Bayview Club onboard Eglin Air Force Base. CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond presided over the ceremony as staff and students witnessed the change of charge ceremony and Jalali’s subsequent retirement from active duty after 30 years of service. Jalali served as the first officer in charge of CNATT Det. Eglin, standing up the command and leading the 65 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

Veterans learning guitar at Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System-Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) ... The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has a partnership with the local Guitars 4 Veterans (G4V) chapter to provide therapeutic music and guitar lessons to veterans who have been referred to the program by United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Currently, this program takes place at the JACC in Pensacola. Approximately 20 veterans so far have successfully completed the program. (Right) Douglas Morgan, volunteer teacher for the program (center), quizzes a group of new musicians. Photo courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs

staff in transitioning the organization from the U.S. Air Force’s 359th Training Squadron. While at the helm, Jalali also validated more than 3,000 hours of curriculum, received approval for 13 courses and oversaw the qualification and certification of the first Navy and Marine Corps F-35 maintenance instructors. CNATT Det. Eglin develops, delivers and supports aviation technical training necessary to sustain the fifth generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and is a part of CNATT. CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command.



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Fair entertainment acts, pageant announced From Pensacola Interstate Fair


he 82nd Pensacola Interstate Fair, which is scheduled for Oct. 20-30, will bring the excitement of attractions, rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family. The annual event has many exciting surprises in store, including a starstudded line-up of live music acts. “The music artists and live entertainment we have lined up this year are terrific,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair general manager. “We are thrilled to bring such a variety of acts to Pensacola.” The fair’s musical line-up kicks off opening night with the “Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. This year, the prelimi-

nary contest will take place at the Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola Beach every Thursday starting Sept. 22. Contestants can compete individually or as a group of up to 10 people for the chance to win a cash prizes. This year’s entertainment highlights will include classic soft rock band, Little River Band, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and 1980s glam rock heartthrob Bret Michaels at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Michaels first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal

band, Poison. Besides his career as lead singer, Michaels has several solo albums to his credit. Midnight Madness is scheduled for Oct. 28 and Smash Mouth, a California rock band with surf and garage influences, will get the party started at 7:30 p.m. New this year, the fair will present the inaugural Miss Pensacola Interstate Fair Beauty Pageant Oct. 23

starting at noon. Pageant contestants will compete in one of seven age categories, ranging from infant to 18 years old. A queen and two alternates will be chosen from each age group. In addition, a People’s Choice title will be awarded to contestants collecting the most votes for $1 each. Deadline to enter is Oct. 2. The entry fee is $55 per contestant until Sept. 10, and then $60 through Oct. 2. Oct. 23 also will be Military Appreciation Day, and admission price for all active and retired military and spouses will be $6 all day long. All musical performances will take place at the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Entertainment shows at the fair are free with the price of admission. For complete information, call 9444500 or go to PensacolaFair.com.

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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 www.navymwrpensacola.com.

County music star Brad Paisley is one of the performers that will be featured at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Labor Day weekend in Panama City Beach.

Story, photo from Visit Panama City Beach

Just two hours away, Panama City Beach has a variety of events on the fall calendar starting with the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Labor Day weekend. “Fall is a favorite time of year for visitors and locals alike. The peak heat of summer passes, but the sun continues to shine,â€? said Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach. “There’s no better time for the family to visit our award-winning beaches.â€? Here area details on a few the events that are scheduled: • Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, begins today, Sept. 2, and contin-

ues through Sept. 4: Festivalgoers will get a chance to see many of the biggest names in country music including Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd as they take to the stage at Frank Brown Park. Patrons can ride free shuttles to the concert from many locations. For more information, go to www.gulfcoastjam.com. • Pirates of the High Seas Festival, Oct. 7-9: Columbus Day weekend will bring a wave of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Taking place throughout the coastal community, the festival will include an ensemble of pa-

rades and sword-swinging showdowns, culminating with a fireworks display and pirates reenacting The Battle of the Seven Seas. For more information, go to www.visitpanama citybeach.com/piratesofthe highseas. • Ironman Florida, Nov. 5: What began as a challenge between groups of Navy Seals has become one of the most recognized endurance events in the world. The Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run, with the Florida edition of the challenge serving as one of the most popular races on the circuit. For more information, go to www.ironmanflorida.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Suicide Squad� (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Anthropoid,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Bad Moms,� R, 8 p.m.


“Ice Age: Collision Course� (3D), PG-13, 11 a.m.; “Suicide Squad� (3D), PG-13, 1:30 p.m.; “Star Trek Beyond� (2D), PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 7 p.m. (sneak preview, free admission); “Ghostbusters� (2D), PG-13, noon; “Jason Bourne,� PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


“Ice Age: Collision Course� (2D), PG-13, noon; “Star Trek Beyond� (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Nerve,� PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,� PG-13, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “Bad Moms,� R, 8 p.m.

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“Ice Age: Collision Course� (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Ghostbusters� (2D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Star Trek Beyond� (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Bad Moms,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Ice Age: Collision Course� (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Nerve,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Anthropoid,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Ice Age: Collision Course� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Infiltrator,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Suicide Squad� (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Lights Out,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Nerve,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Bad Moms,� R, 7:30 p.m.

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• Swimming instruction: Pensacola Navy Youth (PNY) Swimming and MWR Aquatics will present the 33rd annual stroke clinic for school-age civilians and dependents from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday Sept. 6 to Sept. 23 at the NASP Corry Station pool. Children ages 5 and older who can swim the length of the pool freestyle and backstroke are encouraged to attend. A $30 registration fee is required. For more information and to re• Character Breakserve a spot, call 452-9429 or PNY fast: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Swimming at 554- Sept. 10 at the Mustin Beach Club. Dress up 0625. • Captain’s Cup as a character and Sports: The pro- enjoy breakfast with gram offers com- some favorite characsports ters. Tickets are $5. petitive opportunities. Eligi- For more information, ble patrons are ac- call the Information, and Tickets and Travel (ITT) tive-duty spouses, ready re- office at 452-6354. servists, DoD permanent contracted personnel. Each registered command competes to accumulate points. Upcoming events include kickball at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the NASP Corry Station multi-purpose field. For more information, call 452-4391. • Day for Kids: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Youth Sports Complex at NASP Corry Station. Presented by Children and Youth Programs, activities will include carnival booths, bounce houses sno-cones, popcorn and knockerball. Admission is free. Open to all authorized MWR patrons. For more information, 452-2417. • Saints tickets: Community Recreation Tickets and Travel office has tickets on sale. No transportation will be provided. Games are in New Orleans at the Superdome. A regular season game, Saints vs. Falcons, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 452-6354. • Saturday Cooking Class: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 24 at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Activities are for ages 5-12. For more information, call 452-2417. • Before-school and after-school care: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. Open to authorized dependents from kindergarten to age 12. Pre-register online at www.militarychildcare.com. For more information, 452-2417. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Recreation Area at the end of John Tower Road has canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 452-9642. • FootGolf: Try a new sport at A.C. Read Golf Course: They have a new FootGolf Course. Cost is $9 for military and guests, $10 for DoD and guests and $5 or age 17 and younger. For information, call 452-2454.

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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

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Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room. • 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 information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Rosh Hashanah starts evening of Oct. 2 and ends at sundown Oct. 4. Yom Kippur (fast day) starts evening of Oct. 11 and ends at sundown Oct. 12. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Gold Star event: Gold Star family members will be honored at a Bells Across America ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. FFSC is soliciting names of those who wish to be recognized. For more information, contact Kathy Sims at 452-4277 or Kathy.sims@navy.mil. • Time Management: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20. You have all the time you need to get done what you want. The secret is not more time: It’s using your time more effectively. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. While eliminating stress is unrealistic, managing stress is an attainable goal that can be achieved with a number of techniques. For information or to

register, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Federal Employment for Military Spouses: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Learn about the methods, practices and processes used to hire military spouses into the federal employment system. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Job fair: The FFSC Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. No registration required. For more information, e-mail Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at NASP_Tamp@ navy.mil.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-

teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.

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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. In excellent condition, bought new and hardly used. Ivory leather and Santos Palisander wood. $3,700 OBO. Text/Call 850-516-4076 for photos.

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Help wanted for working in garden, helping me 2-3 hours a day, once a week. sale: a $7 or $8 per hour. For Kenmore 25 cubic 850-492-0275. feet side by side Garage Sales fridge and freezer, Garage Sales $100. Like new, Yard Sale! Sat., 850-261-2540. Sept. 3rd from 8-1. 11370 Aruba H a n d s o m e Dr., Pensacola, 88”x44”colorful solid Granite top FL 32506. Clothing, toys, dr table with 6 furniture, bounce rugged 1/4”leathhouse, home er sling chairs. $300 OBO. Text/ items, etc. call 850-516-4076 S a t u r d a y for photos. Sept.17 Moving Sale: Everything S u b w o o f e r : must go. Misc. Paradigm model, b o o k s h e l v e s , in excellent shape e n t e r t a i n m e n t retails for $579 center, computer will sacrifice for desk, Lexmark $250. 850-313printer/fax, small 9883. laptop, dishes, pots & pans. 6629 RX-V740 DigiGreenwell Street, tal Home Theater Receiver in ex850-748-3086. cellent condition Articles for Sale with remote $150 Articles for Sale OBO. Pilots helmet. 850-313-9883. Jet pilot from DVD/ United Nation APEX: Wizards. Many Super VCD/MP3 unique interna- Model AD-703 tional patches w/remote $35 call mounted on hel- 850-313-9883 met. Use or put in man cave. $175. King size bed, oak frame with 497-1167 mattress set, Pilots headset. sheets, comforter. Latest technolo- $650. 850-261gy. Able to stream 0700. music while monitoring headset Chair wing style. or talk. Still in Blue leather mint pouch. $400 new, cond. $250 850sell $100 or offer. 261-0700. 417-1694 Necklace Lapis Y o u t h / L a d y stone very pretty. deer rifle. Bolt- $125. 850-261action, custom- 0700. built CZ 223 cal. w/set trigger. 12” iPad pro. No recoil. 1.5” WiFi plus cellugroups at 300yds. lar. With Logitech w/4x15x50 range keyboard-smart finder scope. All connector. $700. like new. $500. 850-529-0400. 454-9486.

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