Force Protection exercises coming up ...
From Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, commanders from U.S. Fleet Forces, Naval Installations Command and Navy Region Southeast will be onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) conducting a detailed review of security, antiterrorism and emergency management policies and procedures. On Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, NASP will execute two Force Protection exercises testing first responders. Gate closures and traffic delays may be encountered.
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Navy offers tools to help fight suicide From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Mechanical Department non-destructive inspection instructor Adam Rapach (right) shows AMS2 (AW/SW) John Greybiehl a task during a class Aug. 18 at NATTC.
NATTC inspection course integrates new technology Story, photo from CNATT PAO
Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) instructors began teaching a revised course in August which incorporates new technology and maintains Aviation Structural Mechanics’ (AM) readiness throughout the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). Instructors at NATTC’s Mechanical Department redesigned the curriculum for the Navy and Marine Corps Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) “C” School, a
three month course encompassing the five methods of NDI used in naval aviation. According to AM1 (AW/SW) James Bowers, an NDI instructor, the course should have positive impacts throughout the fleet. “What these students are getting, what we’re able to teach them about NDI techniques, is something they’ll bring to their shops, whether with a squadron, aboard a carrier or at a (maintenance) facility," he said. “These AMS2 (AW/SW) Kimberly Heitz engineers are learning to use performs a task during an aircraft non-destructive inspection techni-
See Inspection on page 2 cian C-1 class Aug. 18 at NATTC.
Bystander intervention training deadline near By Ed Barker NETC Public Affairs
Active-duty and reserve Sailors are reminded that the deadline for completion of Fiscal Year 2015 Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training is Sept. 30. The BI2F training covers several topic areas and counts for the fraternization, hazing, physical readiness and sexual health General Military Training (GMT) requirements for FY15. “Our goal is to significantly reduce unacceptable behaviors
including fraternization, hazing, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the fleet,” said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). “BI2F provides the tools and training to equip our Sailors to recognize potentially risky situations and act appropriately to help shipmates make the right decisions; intervening if necessary.” BI2F uses peer-to-peer training that encourages open, honest dialogue among Sailors of similar age and experience level. The training is facilitated
using interactive videos and small-group peer discussion. According to Capt. Patty Enright, BI2F Task Force chief of staff, the new BI2F training was based on Sailor feedback and lessons learned from earlier Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) efforts. “BI2F reinforces the Navy’s core values, especially courage – the courage to do the right thing before an assault or mishap occurs,” said Enright. “The skills-based, peer-led
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WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – While September is Suicide Prevention Month, subject matter experts from the 21st Century Sailor Office’s Suicide Prevention Office, OpNav N171, say their goal isn’t to prevent suicide on just a single day or month, but every day of the year. “Every life is precious, and the fight is yearround,” said Capt. Mike Fisher, OpNav N171 director. “We want people engaged with their shipmates every day of the year. We’re talking about being there for every Sailor, every day.” This year, Suicide Prevention Month will focus
on a new message with its Every Sailor, Every Day campaign, “1 Small ACT.” The message promotes simple, everyday actions that can ultimately save lives, using Navy’s “ACT” (Ask Care Treat) bystander intervention model. The Navy Suicide Prevention office recently released a toolkit to help Navy commands and Sailors engage in the fight to prevent suicide. This toolkit features educational resources, high-resolution graphics, and ideas for actions to take during September and year-round. Also in the toolkit are engagement ideas to promote peer support,
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Event being held at museum to honor U.S. service in Japan From Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida
A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to make welcoming remarks. Featured speakers will include Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, and Shinji Nagashima, consul general of the ConsulateGeneral of Japan in Miami. The event will feature a remembrance service and a Japanese dance performance by the JAS Dance Group. A reception on the
USS Cabot flight deck will follow the program. The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) 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. The event is sponsored by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and is supported by local organizations include the Pensacola Council Navy League and the Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment Marine Corps League. The program is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required. To make reservations, e-mail info@ jasnwfl.org or call 3618750. For more information, go to jasnwfl.org.
Have a safe holiday ... Labor Day, Sept. 7, is a way to mark the end of summer. Here are a few tips from NASP Safety Department for a safe Labor Day weekend. • Buckle up every time – safety belts save lives. • Think before you drink: Don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver. • Wear appropriate safety gear. • Keep hot food hot and cold food cold. Wash hands frequently before handling food. Cook meat and poultry thoroughly. • Drink water often – before, during and after recreational activity. • “Slip, Slop, Slap” – slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat whenever you go out in the sun. • Swim in supervised areas only. Obey “No Diving” signs, which indicate areas are unsafe for headfirst entries. For more on Labor Day, see Gosport’s B1 “Life.”
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Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson, surrounded by personnel from Navy Region Southeast Fleet and Family Support department, signs a Suicide Prevention Month proclamation Aug. 25 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The proclamation designates September as Suicide Prevention Month and is intended to raise suicide prevention awareness throughout the Southeast Region.
Jackson signs proclamation for Suicide Prevention Month Story, photo by MC1 Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, signed a suicide prevention awareness proclamation at the region headquarters on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Aug. 25. The proclamation recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and is intended to raise suicide prevention awareness throughout the Southeast Region. “Suicide within our ranks is an issue of vital importance,” Jackson said. “Each time we lose shipmates, family members or co-workers to suicide, it is a loss to the Navy and these losses can be prevented. It is our duty to be
Suicide survivor to speak Sept. 10 From Pensacola State College
Pensacola State College has a special presentation planned for World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. Jordan Burnham, a suicide attempt survivor, is scheduled to speak from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. Burnham shares his message that recovery from anxiety and depression is possible. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www. pensacolastate.edu/news.
aware of the warning signs and to be prepared to take action with those in our lives who might be at risk.” According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, one person dies by suicide every 12.95 minutes in the United States. That means more than 40,000 lives are lost to suicide annually in our country. Death by suicide one of the most tragic events a family and a community can experience, and in the United States there is an estimated 1 million attempts each year. The Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine Program Suicide Prevention Office’s initiative encourages Sailors, commands, families, and civilian employees to empower themselves by taking personal responsibility for their health, wellness and growth – the important
step in building resilience. The Navy’s 2015 suicide prevention message “Every Sailor, Every Day: 1 Small ACT” stresses that simple, everyday actions can ultimately save lives, using Navy’s bystander intervention model “ACT” (Ask, Care, Treat). “In many ways it is all about relationships,” Capt. Robert Williams, Navy Region Southeast’s suicide prevention coordinator said. “It’s about knowing the people around you and being as involved in their lives as you need to be in order to be an effective bystander. It’s so you know someone well enough to know if this person is depressed or not acting like he or she normally does, or has a major issue in his or her life, and seeing any warning signs that may arise.”
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when that everyday action – a kind word, an offer to help – will make the big difference in someone's life.” The “1 Small ACT” photo gallery will be displayed on the Navy Suicide Prevention Office’s Operational Stress Control Facebook page. Submissions will be accepted from through Aug. 31, 2016. For more information, go to the Navy Suicide Prevention’s Every Sailor, Every Day webpage at www.npc.navy. mil/bupers-npc/support/ 21st_Century_Sailor/suicide_prevention/Pages/de fault.aspx. Help is always available. Call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (press 1), text 838255 or visit www.militarycrisis line.net for confidential, free support, 24/7.
personal wellness and bystander intervention all year long. One way to get involved as an individual or organization is to participate in the “1 Small ACT” photo gallery. Participants can print the “1 Small ACT” sign directly from the toolkit or online, personalize it with an example of a small act that they can perform in a shipmate’s life, and then send a photo with the sign to suicideprevention@ navy.mil. Submissions also will be accepted through the Real Warriors mobile app. “We want to highlight people across the fleet as they share their ideas for supporting their shipmates and promoting psychological health,” Fisher said. “You never know
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
some of the newest technology available to ensure we keep our aircraft flying. Our job is to train students to inspect critical aircraft structures, components and aircraft related equipment for damage prior to component or equipment failure.” Nondestructive inspection, also called Nondestructive testing (NDT) and nondestructive examination (NDE), is the examination of an object or material with technology that does not damage a product or material or affect its future usefulness. A wide range of nondestructive testing methods are available to help an engineer examine problems and various defects in an assortment of materials under varying circumstances. Bowers said they updated the course curriculum by incorporating new equipment to align with equipment used in the fleet, including the addition of the Computed Radiography (CR) system, a nearly two-month portion of the course which is at the forefront of NDI skills. “This is a completely new piece of equipment and this has changed how radiography is performed and X-ray images are processed,” he said. “We’ve eliminated the
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need for expensive onetime use x-ray film, which can typically cost $300-$700 for a box of fifty sheets. The CR system uses an image plate to capture an image and store it for processing.” Bowers added that the image plate can be used several thousand times, a number resulting in a significant reduction to training costs. During their service lives, industrial components need regular nondestructive tests to detect damage that may be difficult or expensive to find using other methods, Bowers said. Aircraft skins can develop cracks, components might develop corrosion, pipes and tubing components are subject to erosion, corrosion and cracking, and wire ropes and cables can suffer from weather, vibration and high loads, developing breaks and other damage. “Components associated with the skin of the aircraft are under enormous amounts of stress,” he said. “These NDI technicians are the first-line defense for the overall health of an aircraft – what they see when using the techniques we’re teaching here at NATTC is saving lives and ensuring the readiness of aircraft throughout the fleet.” Bowers also said the NATTC Mechanical De-
partment received a new magnetic particle inspection bench, replacing a 20-year-old version, as well as a replacement for the department’s 15-yearold ultrasonic scanner. “We’re training the next generation of aviation structural mechanics in technologies used around the world,” he said. “What we’re doing here will ultimately keep our pilots safe, our aircraft in the air and our Navy ready.” For more than 70 years, the Naval Air Technical Training Center has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). The facility graduates approximately 15,000 Navy, Marine and international students annually and is part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. 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.
Ready to learn at NASP Corry Station ... A group of Sailors attending Information Systems Technician (IT) “A” school at Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station march to class recently. They are preparing to engage in a broad range of responsibilities including network administration, database management and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy Bystander from page 1
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Honor Guard service: A veteranâ€™s last five minutes By MACS Joseph W. Lindsey Navy Operational Support Center Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NNS) â€“ One of the most important benefits any military veteran earns is the right for their selfless service to be honored when they fall. Every warriorâ€™s death, whether in combat, old age, sickness or accidental, is finalized by the presentation of a folded flag to their loved ones. The mission of the honor guard carries with it the pride of our country and it is one of the most significant jobs performed in the military. The last five minutes a family remembers about their veteranâ€™s service is finalized by the military honors performed at the graveside service before the casket is lowered into the ground. I have proudly served as a member of Navy Operational Support Center Nashvilleâ€™s Honor Guard since 2007 and have had the privilege of rendering honors to more than 800 veterans. I have donned my dress blues for fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Marines. I have presented the flag to widows, widowers, mothers, fathers and children. I have seen their eyes swelling with tears of sadness because of their loss combined with tears of pride because of the service their
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loved one provided to our great nation. In addition, within my civilian job, I have the honor of serving as the director for Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for the Tennessee Department of Veteran Services. The most rewarding part of my job is the accolades and praises the family members pass on to me about the professionalism of the honor guards. I am constantly told that the one thing a family will remember is the silent strength displayed by the honor guard playing taps, folding the flag, and making the formal presentation of the flag to a surviving loved one on behalf of the President of the United States. The last five minutes of a veteranâ€™s journey in this world belongs to our armed forces and everyone in attendance graveside will leave with an everlasting impression, not only about their loved oneâ€™s service, but about the entire military as a whole. This impression is derived from how that honor guard performs. The teams that show up graveside are not just members of the National Guard or local reserve centers. To the families, they are the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the Marine Corps. They represent our nationâ€™s military in large urban
A Sailor presents Gloria Smith with a flag during the burial honors ceremony for Paul Goodyear at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii in November 2014. Goodyear served aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attacks. Photo by MC3 Johans Chavarro
areas, as well as small remote suburban towns throughout America. Most of these places rarely see a military service member in uniform. Therefore, in many of these places, the honor guard will leave the sole impression of the military in the minds of those in attendance. I work with men and women who embody the core values of honor, courage, commitment and integrity. These men and women will travel hundreds of miles to stand out in the heat and humidity, as well as the frigid cold and pouring rain to silently proclaim that this veteranâ€™s service will be remem-
bered and that these veterans will not pass silently into the night. These amazing service members take so much pride in their mission ensuring that every detail is attended to, every movement is crisp and their uniforms are always impeccable. They never complain about having two to three funerals a day covering more than 300 miles. They never complain about the weather and they never complain about being tasked on short notice. They miss birthdays, anniversaries and holidays to honor our nationâ€™s heroes because they whole heartedly believe in their mission and they are all
selfless servants. My heart swells with pride that I work with these heroes, yet not one of them would ever consider themselves a hero. In my years of service, I have been stopped on the street and in grocery stores by people who recognized me as part of an honor guard at a service they attended years ago. They shake my hand and start to cry telling me how they remember how I presented the flag to one on their family members. They reminisce on how perfect the honor guard was and how their family still talks about the military honors performed. Within the cemetery in Nashville, there are no places segregating men from women, retirees from those that completed a single term, officers from enlisted, generals from privates or admirals from seamen. Our grounds are referred to as a field of honor where everyone is a veteran. These veterans who have volunteered to preserve the freedoms we enjoy every day deserve our nationâ€™s best. I strongly believe that it is our duty to memorialize every veteran who served honorably with a well-trained honor guard, no matter the cost. What an amazing honor and privilege it is to be able to represent this nation that I love so much in those last five minutes.
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Presidio replica illustrates unique history of NASP Spanish settlement was established in 1698 Story, photos by Bridgette Williams NASP PAO Intern
It has been 20 years since the original site of the Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, the first European settlement in Pensacola, joined the list of historic landmarks aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). A replica of a section of the Spanish military post sits on a hill on Slemmer Avenue west of the Walter L. Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500), which serves as headquarters for NASP. It is just one of the historical sites overseen by Carrie Williams, cultural resources manager aboard NASP. NASP’s rich history began with a Spanish expedition led by Don Andrés de Arriola y Guzmán in 1698 to establish a settlement on Pensacola Bay. The settlement was located on the “red cliffs” facing the entrance to the bay, east of present day Fort Barrancas. Of primary concern was fortification, and soon after arriving construction began on Fort San Carlos de Austria, Williams said. The location of the settlement was discovered during an archaeological survey research project, and in 1995 Dr. Judith Bense, who is now the pres-
Above: A cannon on display at the replica of the northwest bastion of Fort San Carlos de Austria is one of the three cannons found during excavations at the site. Two of the three cannons are on display at the NASP site. The third cannon is on display at the UWF Archaeology Institute Museum. Right: Cannon balls and a collection of other artifacts found aboard NASP are stored in a special facility.
ident of the University of West Florida (UWF), began a four-year study of the site, according to a Division of Anthropology and Archaeology report published on UWF’s website (http://uwf.edu). The information recovered from the site provided the first professional-level information on the early settlement. The archaeology research project was conducted by archaeologists, historians and students. The archaeological investigation of the site gave the community a glimpse of what life was like during the early colonial occupation on Pensacola Bay. As described in “Santa Maria de Galve: A Story of Survival,” a book published in 1998 by the Pensacola Historical Society, conditions at the presidio included rotted posts, not enough building supplies, a lack of soldiers, insufficient armament, illnesses and more. The Spaniards quickly surrendered the presidio to the French in 1719, and it stayed in French hands until the Spaniards returned in 1722 and moved the presidio to Santa Rosa Island. It remained there for more than 30 years before being moved to the present day downtown area of Pensacola. The replica of the northwest bastion
A replica of the northwest bastion of Fort San Carlos de Austria is located on Slemmer Avenue west of the Walter L. Richardson Building aboard NASP.
of Fort San Carlos de Austria was constructed in 1998 just outside the original location of the fort walls. Signs detailing the history and archaeology of the presidio allow visitors to take a walk through history as they explore the site. Mounted on the fort replica are two of the three cannons that were found intentionally discarded or cached at the site. The third cannon is on display at the UWF Archaeology Institute Museum. A few of the artifacts from the excavation are on display at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse museum and the UWF Archaeology Institute museum. “The remainder of the artifacts from this site are curated in a facility on base, as well as in the curation facility
at UWF,” Williams said. Williams, one of the first archaeologists hired on a naval installation in the Southeast region, is hoping to team up with the UWF Archaeology Institute on future projects. She manages sites on NASP associated with Native American, Spanish, French, British, Confederate and American occupations, as well as nearly 200 historic structures. She determines whether federally funded projects are likely to damage or destroy archaeological sites and/or historic buildings scheduled for repairs and renovations that are or may be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about NASP’s rich history, go to https://www.cnic.navy. mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_ pensacola/about/history.html.
A study of the site also revealed the location of a colonial cemetery near the Walter L. Richardson Building. A concrete marker gives details about the cemetery. The Spanish frontier settlement also included a fort, village and church.
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Wing blessing links community of naval aviators By Fifi Kieschnick Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs
ORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) – “It’s our pleasure to start your winging day with this ceremony,” said the Rev. John Vidal to the student pilots, friends and families gathered in the Catholic chapel aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi (NASCC). The morning of each day a winging ceremony is scheduled, Vidal, a Catholic priest, and Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Steve Warne conduct a voluntary “blessing of the wings” ceremony. “We exist to support you, provide for your religious needs,” Warne told those gathered, “because we think it’s important.” He reminded the group that sometimes when people are “at the bottom,” it’s their faith that gets them through. Warne also told the naval aviators, “You are going to be doing a lot of great things in the cockpit. Life is about relationships and your family. Don’t put yourself in a place of isolation. Get connected to your community of faith that can actively support you.” He added that military chapels provide a “built-in community,” where others understand who you are. Pointing to the tapestries with wings affixed to them, Warne said, “You are even connected to
pilots who flew in World War II.” Construction of NASCC’s Protestant chapel was completed in late 1941 and the first worship services were held Sunday, Dec. 7, of that year, about the same time Pearl Harbor was being bombed. Construction of the Catholic chapel began immediately after the Protestant chapel was completed. According to the chaplains, during World War II, many Catholic chaplains began blessing the wings of Catholic aviators. This tradition continued throughout the years and eventually became a “Blessing of the Wings” service in chapels around the world. Eventually the service included other Christian traditions and became the “Aviator’s Blessing,” accompanied by pinning a set of wings on a tapestry. People come to the chapel and pray for those represented by the wings. Additionally, prayers are offered at Catholic Mass each Sunday for the men
The Rev. John Vidal explains the procedures for documenting wings prior to pinning them on a tapestry during a “blessing of the wings” ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Ten students are from VT-31 and VT-35 took park in the recent ceremony. Photos from NASCC Public Affairs
and women represented on the tapestries. “There may be someone out there, right now, maybe even in a combat zone, who has their wings blessed. We take time to stop and pray for them every Sunday, we say a blessing,” Warne said. Hundreds of aviator wings and other insignia are displayed on encased tapestries throughout the NAS Corpus Christi Chapel. They represent all those who had their wings blessed prior to their winging ceremony. “Many people don’t know what a ‘blessing’ is,” said Vidal to those gathered at the chapel July 31. “We are setting something aside for God. Setting these wings aside reminds us that ‘Lord, I’m taking you with me in the cockpit.’ “You are connecting to a
community and connecting to God,” he said. Vidal sprinkles holy water on the wings and gives the aviators explicit instructions on numbering, recording in a log book and placing their blessed wings on the tapestry. This, he tells them, is so that anyone can find the wings of any aviator who had their wings blessed at the chapel. “Now you have God with you,” Vidal said. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has been a location for naval pilot training since 1941. Today, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and foreign student pilots earn their wings at training in the four squadrons of Training Air Wing 4. For more news from Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, visit www.navy.mil/local/nascc/.
Hundreds of aviator wings are on display at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Chapel. Chaplains began blessing the Wings of Catholic aviators during World War II.
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Program leader visits CNATT Detachment Jaynes speaks to aviation maintenance students By James R. Halton NASWF Aviation Maintenance Officer
The program executive officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs visited a detachment of the U.S. Navy’s premier aviation technical training center Aug. 24. Rear Adm. Cindy L. Jaynes, who maintains oversight responsibility for 10 program offices and seven Acquisition Category One major programs, visited the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment Whiting Field. In addition to the site familiarization tour, Jaynes spoke with 25 students in the Naval Aviation Main-
tenance Program (NAMP) Indoctrination course which teaches the basics principles of the aviation maintenance community. Jaynes emphasized there are many pathways to success as an aviation maintenance officer, one just needs to be willing to take one. She also stressed the importance of maintaining professionalism in the face of adversity and taking every opportunity to improve as an Naval leader. “Never stop learning. Education will help you out along the way. It’s not the job, but it’s what you do with the job. Don’t be afraid to keep learning,” Jaynes said. CNATT Detachment Whiting Field Officer in
Charge Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bittle said the visit afforded AMDO students a unique opportunity to have a detailed discussion with the senior leader of their community; the occurrence of which is a rarity for many junior officers. “It is an honor to have our senior leader take time to re-emphasize the importance of what we teach here,” he said. “Hearing it from the top shows students that the Naval Aviation Enterprise is not only concerned about the big picture, but also what is going on in the trenches (organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance).” CNATT is the largest of 13 training centers under Naval Education and
Rear Adm. Cindy L. Jaynes speaks to students in the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program Indoctrination course Aug. 24 during her visit to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment Whiting Field. Photo by Lt. j.g. Jenné G. Jolie
Training Command. CNATT provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training, to in-
clude the maintenance of aircraft, aircraft systems, and associated equipment. Additionally, CNATT is the primary adviser to
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command for the design and acquisition of aviation maintenance training systems.
100 job interviews conducted during NASWF’s fair Story, photo by Ens. Jeremiah Griffin NASWF Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) presented the 26th job fair Aug. 27 in Sikes Hall. The job fair is NAS Whiting Field’s largest People looking for jobs got a chance to talk to employcommunity relations activ- ers Aug. 27 at the NASWF job fair in Sikes Hall. ity, and this year it attracted 40 employers and more the fair by welcoming the Services, was pleased with than 650 attendees result- employers and expressed the organization of the fair. “This is the first job fair ing in 100 interviews. The his hope for a productive I’ve been to at NAS WhitFFSC and the Morale, event. “I hope that this fair af- ing Field, but I travel to a Welfare, and Recreation teams coordinated the an- fords you the opportunity lot of similar events all to meet potential employ- over the place for my job. nual event. Base security also ees who are both highly The venue here is great played a key role: they set skilled and educated in the and everything is put toup special security meas- positions you are looking gether very well, ” Oliures directing incoming to staff at your organiza- varez said. Among the employers traffic and maintained a tion,” he said. At one of the employer at the fair was Eric Miller, strong presence at the fair. Cmdr. Don Gaines, ex- tables near the entrance, account manager for ecutive officer of NASWF Dominique Olivarez, a tal- Metro Systems Inc. He atWhiting Field, kicked-off ent recruiter from Kelly tended the job fair both last
year and this year. Miller was looking for people with education and experience in information technology, ranging from entry-level to professional. He explained how applying through his company differed from putting in applications directly to tech companies. “Talking to us and applying is a bit more advantageous than applying on their own,” he said. “We have good working relationships with a lot of different companies, so applying through us is like having an in, or a personal contact that an applicant might not have independently.” James Williams, talent acquisition for Gypsum Management & Supply Inc., also attended the fair as an employer. A former Marine and Army veteran,
Williams is a military relations subject matter expert. His company was looking for potential hires with commercial driver’s license, warehouse, or forklift experience. Having a job fair at NASWF was the perfect opportunity to reach out to military members who have the quality experience his company was looking for. The job fair offered more than just employment opportunities though. It also gave attendees the chance to sharpen their resume. “I really enjoy meeting everyone that shows up to the fairs, but it’s also a good chance to help people translate their military experience into civilian equivalents on applications,” said Kristie Sebold, an employer from Lowes. “We have all sorts of posi-
tions, but people are not always sure that they’re qualified. It’s easy, for example, for them to put down their management or leadership experience, which is really valuable to employers.” The fair featured tables for attendees to work on applications and also places for job interviews to be conducted. In total, more than 2,000 information sessions were conducted throughout the course of the job fair. Gary Cambell, a former service member who became a contractor after leaving the military, attended several of those information sessions. “I worked the same job for nearly 30 years, but finally retired,” he said. “I still want to work though; I really want to be doing something.”
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Commissary to cut hours on holiday The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours of operation for the Labor Day holiday. On Sept. 7, the commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Normal hours of operation will resume Sept. 8. For those who want to stock up on deals, a case lot sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information, call 452-6880.
Antique appraisal fair announced
The Pensacola Historic Preservation Society will presents its 21st antique appraisal fair at Garth’s Antiques and Auction Gallery, 3930 Navy Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5. Bring items for area antique dealers and experts to appraise. Tickets are $5 per person, which includes appraisal of one object. Additional objects may be appraised for $3 each. Tickets will be available at the door. For additional information, call Beverly Stagg at 393-3091 or Gena Buchanan at 494-9802.
Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet
Events support Oct. 3 Navy Ball The 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the National Naval Aviation Museum, and a gas ’n’ glass fundraising event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at the NEX Corry Station Gas Station. The Pensacola Area Navy Ball Committee has scheduled a golf tournament for Sept. 18 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Cost is $200 for a team of four includes fees, cart and lunch. You can purchase mulligans for $5 (limit of two per person and they can’t be used in contests). Prizes will be awarded to top three teams, longest putt, closest to pin and most accurate drive. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sign up at A.C. Read Golf Pro Shop. For more information on the tournament, call HM1 Jeffery Casady at 452-5488. For more information, go to www.pensacolanavyball.com.
Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Sept. 5, at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. All members, family, or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.
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NASP Sept. 11 ceremony announced
Market event planned in Warrington
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. 11. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to speak along with four service members. The ceremony will include a traditional “twobell” ceremony and the NASP honor guard will perform a 21-volley salute and “Taps.” The public is invited to attend.
Rally focuses on disaster preparedness Escambia County’s Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) will present the Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. The goal of the youth-focused disaster preparedness and safety expo is to teach children about disasters, safety and civic responsibility. There will be interactive displays and live demonstrations. Admission is free. For more information, call 444-7035 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film presentation part of celebration The African American Heritage Society is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with the presentation of “Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee” at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College. This film is an open-letter style documentary in which Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ guide their grandson Muta A’li on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art and activism. General admission is $30, and $15 for students with current identification. VIP admission is $50 and includes a 5:30 p.m. reception with filmmaker Muta A’li and producer N.J Franks. For ticket information, call 469-1456 or go to www.aahspensacola.org.
Corvettes to be on display at beach The Miracle Strip Corvette Club will present the 13th annual “Vettes at the Beach” show Sept. 12 at Pensacola Beach. The free event draws hundreds of Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the country to the Casino Beach parking lot. Individuals interested in registering a vehicle can register for $45 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the show. Registration information can be found at miraclestripcorvette.com/vettes-at-the-beach-2015/. Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Pete Moore Chevrolet and Leo’s Corvettes, the event benefits Covenant Hospice and the Santa Rosa Kids House. For more information, go to www.miraclestripcorvette.com, call 375-6993 or e-mail email@example.com.
POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 15 The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 17th annual POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Pensacola Yacht Club. The event will honor POWs/MIA for the 70th anniversary of World War II. Guest speaker will be John H. Appleyard. Cost is $15 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 8. Attire is business casual for civilians and
Vendor space is available for the Warrington Market Place, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Pensacola State College, Warrington Campus, 5555 West Highway 98. Antiques, collectables, arts, crafts and homebased goods will be on sale. Businesses and families can sell any items that have been approved in advance. Cost is $25 for a 10-by-10 foot space. Vendors must bring their own tent, tables, chairs, etc. Proceeds will go to Pensacola State College SkillsUSA Chapter. Payment by personal or cashier’s check is due by Sept. 28 (nonrefundable). For more information, contact Jennifer Ponson by phone at 484-2245 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
German squadron plans Oktoberfest The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 16 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. 8 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. For more information, call 452-2693.
Stories about China to be presented
The Discovery Saturday series will continue at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the National Naval Aviation Museum with a presentation to celebrate and honor veteran fighter pilot, Capt. James Reese, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1946. “Stories of an American Fighter Pilot in China during World War II” is being presented by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the University of West Florida Confucius Institute. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to NavalAviationMuseum.org or call 453-2389.
Arm wrestlers to face off in Destin
The 2015 Florida Panhandle Arm Wrestling Championship, an IAF sanctioned event, is scheduled to start at noon Sept. 19 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main St., in Destin. Early weigh-in is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Navy and Marine Corps team and individual competitors from Pensacola are scheduled to compete. Team donation are $100. Individual donations are $25 each. For more information, call (850) 424-7954, (850) 533-0644 or (850) 865-9330.
Sound of Freedom.” For more information, go to http://publicationconsultants.com and search for Walter Grant in the book search prompt.
Beach cleanup scheduled for Sept. 19 Beach cleanup projects are planned for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as part of the 30th International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at NAS Pensacola are encouraged to meet at Trout Point, Lake Frederic, Oak Grove Campground, Barrancas Beach, Mustin Beach, CNATT/NATTC beach and Blue Angel Recreation Park. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the CPO Association, Sherman Air Traffic Control, MWR CDC, NAS Pensacola Community Outreach, VT-10, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association, NATTC, Port Ops and Blue Angel Recreation Park. You can contact the organizations to volunteer at their specific locations. 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. 3003, or NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.
Join club and learn how to ice skate
The Greater Pensacola Figure Skating Club has scheduled a skater registration event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Pensacola Bay Center. Come meet the coaches, learn more about our program and sign up for the season. Lessons are available for all skill levels. The season typically runs October through April. A “Learn to Skate” package is available for beginning skaters. Experienced skaters may choose from private or semi-private lessons. Additional information is available at www.pensacolafigureskating.com or by contacting a member of the organization by e-mail at email@example.com.
Golf tournament supports lighthouse The second annual Scramble for the Light Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 10 at the A.C. Reed Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. Lunch will be served at noon and a shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tournament cost per person is $100. All proceeds go towards the restoration of the Pensacola Lighthouse tower. For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.
Oct. 3 run in memory of slain Sailor
The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) and Pen Air Federal Credit Union are partnering to present the fifth annual Crime Stoppers 5K Run in memory of SN Tyler Jefferson. The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at NASP Corry Station. Jefferson, an 18-year-old information systems technician “A” school student, was shot and killed while jogging near the gates of Corry Station Nov. 12, 2009. Runners can register online at CPOA5K.com. Registration on or prior to Sept. 26 is $20; after Sept. 26 registration is $25. Race day registration is $30. For more information, contact Kip Herrington by phone at 452-6765 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear pink for Oct. 3 NEX walk event The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall has scheduled a breast cancer awareness event for 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 3. All military ID and rapid pass holders are invited to participate in the “Pink Walk” at the NASP Corry Station track and field behind the NEX mall off of Highway 98 West. Hydrating stations will be available, and all participants are encouraged to wear pink. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 458-8250.
Marine Corps League plans car show The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Pensacola is presenting its 14th annual car and craft show Oct. 10 at Five Flags Speedway on Pine Forest Road. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a $20 registration fee. Admission is free for spectators. Rain date is Oct. 11. Proceeds from the show are used to support veteran and children’s charities in the local community. For more information, go to www.pensacola mcleague.com.
Meet local author and get book signed Organizers postpone WAVE program Local author Walter Grant will be signing copies of his new book, “The Club: Revolution Continues,” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Barnes and Nobles, 1200 Airport Blvd. Walter’s Navy career in aviation electronics took him from vacuum tubes to microchips and from prop-driven aircraft to supersonic jets. His previous books include “D.B. Cooper Where are You?,” a fictionalized autobiography; and “A
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizers, Navy Yacht Club Pensacola and Pensacola Yacht Club, the WAVE (Wounded American Veterans Event) program scheduled for Sept. 19 at Plaza de Luna in Pensacola has been postponed for 2015 and will be rescheduled for 2016. The new schedule will be announced on the Florida Commodores Association website at www.fl commodores.org.
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how it came to be – and what it means for you
“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.
Jokes & Groaners Foolish questions, riddles and chicken jokes What is the smartest state? Alabama, because it has four “A”s and one “B.” Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the “Shell” station. Why did the turkey cross the road twice? To prove he was not chicken. What should never be eaten after its served? A tennis ball. Which side of a duck has the most feathers? The outside. What did the tie say to the hat? “You go on a head. I’ll just hang around.” How do you make seven even? Take away the “S.” How many seconds are in a year? 12. January second, February second … When is a car not a car? When it turns into a driveway. What starts with P, ends with E, and has thousands of letters in it? Post Office.
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UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center awards service scholarships to seven students From University of West Florida News@uwf.edu
he University of West Florida (UWF) Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) awarded scholarships recently to seven students who are military veterans or dependents of active-duty or retired military at the center’s annual scholarship luncheon. The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment, Buzz and Larue Ambersley Memorial Scholarship and the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship made these awards possible. Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson created an endowment in 2001 to provide scholarships for veteran dependents to pursue their education at UWF. The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship assists qualified sons and daughters of military veterans who demonstrate leadership capability and commitment to service. Through this scholarship, funds are provided annually to student scholars enrolled in the College of Business.
The Buzz and Larue Ambersley Scholarship was established with the UWF Foundation Inc. to provide assistance to a dependent child or spouse of a veteran, deceased or active-duty, non-commissioned officer who is a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa Okaloosa or Walton counties. The Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship was also established to provide assistance to military veterans and dependents attending UWF. Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment recipients: Rylee Hart, Zachariah Pritchard, Dustin Retherford and Alexandria Rodenbaugh. Buzz and Larue Ambers-
UWF MVRC scholarship recipients (left-right) Tyler Milkeris-Zellar, Dustin Retherford, Zachariah Pritchard, Rylee Hart, Gloria Malpica and Jillian Brown.
ley Scholarship recipient: Tyler Milkeris-Zellar. Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship recipients: Gloria Malpica and Jillian Brown. Brown, one of two recipients of the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship, will begin her time at UWF this fall and enroll in the master of social work program. She served four years in the Army, including a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. After finishing her time in the Army in March, she applied to UWF to pursue a career in social work. “I was thrilled to be awarded the scholarship,” said Brown. “With my military contract I still have to pay for a portion of my classes. It will be relief when I finish the program because I’ll be able to
focus more on the jobs I’ll be doing instead of trying to find something else to pay for student loans. I’m hoping to work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Vet Center here in Pensacola, and this will allow me to help the people I’m trying to help and not have the burden of trying to find another job.” Milkeris-Zellar, the recipient of the Buzz and Larue Ambersley Scholarship, began her time at UWF during the summer semester and is an undergraduate student majoring in physics. She is interested in astrophysics and is a member of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association. Her mother, Lori Milkeris, spent four years of active duty and two years in the Reserves for the Air Force. She was an F-16
crew chief and served a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia. “I was so excited when I found out,” said Milkeris-Zellar. “I worked really hard to get here. This has given me a big boost. I want to excel in physics, and I think I will enjoy it. This will give me more time to explore and concentrate on my studies. I feel very fortunate and grateful.” The MVRC is committed to serving the educational and training needs of prospective and currently enrolled service members, veterans, their dependents, their survivors and others eligible to receive educational benefits under the various Department of Veteran Affairs programs. For more information about the MVRC, visit uwf.edu/militaryveterans.
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International training command recognizes staff From NETSAFA Public Affairs
Military and civilian members of the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) were recognized for their outstanding work during a Captain’s Call Aug 21. “We have a talented blend of military and civilian staff members,” said Capt. Doug Heady, NETSAFA commanding officer. “It is an honor to recognize the efforts of this can do team. The work they do is integral to the success of our maritime relationships with partner nations.” Lt. Cmdr. Shelline Floyd, ship transfer officer and Dennis Carman, Central Command (CENTCOM) country program manager (CPM), both received level I certifications in international affairs. Trena Bartley, financial manage-
ment analyst, Tim Durst, European Command (EUCOM) CPM, and Jim Ross, Pacific Command (PACOM) CPM, received level II certifications in international affairs. All employees identified as members of the international affairs workforce are encouraged to participate in the certification and career development program developed by the Department of the Navy International Programs Office in Washington, D.C. Participants must meet mandatory standards of education, training and experience to achieve certifications. Level III is the highest level for this certification. During a recent Naval Education and Training Commands (NETC) Inspector General area visit, 25 processes were reviewed for NETSAFA. As a result of
that review, five process owners: Mike Williams, supervisory support service specialist; Dave Neeper, information assurance manager; Gary Brinkmeier, supply specialist; Carlotta Majewski, quota control officer; and Jefferey Harrison, contract specialist, all received accolades for their standout results. Gordon Lawry, PACOM CPM, Susanne Stewart, field studies program manager, Mike Hill, CENTCOM CPM; Bryan McKernan, cost analyst; Marsha Busch, financial management analyst; and Naomi Holliday, foreign military training specialist, were recognized for their dedication, technical expertise and expert judgment and uncommon courtesy in interactions with other stakeholders in the successful execution of
security assistance programs. Government service awards were presented to Marsha Busch for 35 years of service and Gordon Lawry for 10 years of service. Dennis Carman and Sue Priest, supervisor pseudo cases and grant programs, were also recognized for recent promotions. NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training. NETSAFA coordinates training support to international governments and international organizations. As a field activity of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the command serves as a focal point for security assistance training program issues, coordination and advice for the U.S. Navy. For information about NETSAFA, go to https://www.netsafa.navy.mil.
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Fest offers classic performances Story, photo from Banks Enterprise
The 2015 Gulf Coast Summer Fest is scheduled for 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, at Pensacola Bay Center. This year’s lineup includes Gladys Knight, the R&B vocal group The Whispers and contemporary recording artist Stephanie Mills. A seven-time Grammy winner, Knight has had No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has had success in film, television and live performances. Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul,” was the lead singer for Gladys Knight & the Pips. Georgia-born, Knight began performing gospel music at age 4. All told, she has recorded more than 38 albums, including several solo albums. The Whispers, began their career in 1963. Members of the group perfected tight harmonies on the street corners in the Watts section of Los Angeles and in Gladys Knight tops the lineup for the 2015 Gulf Coast Summer Fest nightclubs in the San Frantomorrow, Sept. 5, at the Pensacola Bay Center. cisco/Oakland Bay Area in the 1960s. Griffey). Their vocal style claimed appearances include The Whispers produced a harkens back to a more genteel shows such as Tony Award-winstring of hits over the next two era of crooning, songs that speak ning “The Wiz.” Mills hails decades and emerged as the to heartfelt emotions. from Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew leading romantic singers of their Mills is one of the most dis- up singing in her church. Her generation, racking up one gold tinctive voices in contemporary vocal abilities became evident album after another and charting music. She is a Grammy and by age 9. For six consecutive numerous R&B hits throughout America Music Award-winning weeks, she won the amateur the 1970s and 1980s. The Whis- recording artist with five best- night at the Apollo Theatre. pers were the first artists featured selling albums and 10 Billboard Tickets to Summer Fest range on the newly formed Soul Train No. 1 singles. from $37.50 to $81 label (co-owned by the TV For 35 years, Mills has distin- (additional fees may apply). For show’s creator and host Don guished herself as an actress and more information, go to Cornelius and entrepreneur Dick performer. Her critically ac- pensacolabaycenter.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m.; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 8:10 p.m.
“Minions” (3D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Pixels” (3D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 8 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, noon; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
“Minions” (2D), PG, noon; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 1 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (2D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 8 p.m.
MONDAY (Labor Day)
“Minions” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “TrainWreck,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Minions” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ant-Man” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Paper Towns,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Paper Towns,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.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. • Improve your swimming: If you would like to take your swimming to the next level, sign up for the 32nd annual Stroke Clinic Sept. 8-25 at the NASP Corry Station swimming pool. The clinic is for schoolage civilian and military dependents Register for the interested in competitive swimming 65th annual NAS Inand swimmers par- vitational at A.C. ticipating in their Read Golf Course school swim teams. Sept. 25-27. RegisCost is $30. For tration fee is $145 more information, per person ($290 per contact MWR team). Fees include Aquatics at 452- green fees, 54 holes golf course, cart, 9429. • Youth Sports: range balls, tee faFall soccer registra- vors and golf shirt. tion in progress at For more informathe NASP Youth tion, call 452-2454. Center, Bldg. 3690, 690 Moffett Road. There is a $50 registration fee per child. Coaches and assistant coaches also needed. Other sports on the calendar include flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Fees vary. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Junior Golf League: The 2015 Junior Fall Tournament/Travel League starts Sept. 7 and continues through Oct. 15. For ages 913 (fourth to eighth grade). Two teams (limited to 10 players per team). There will be six golf clinics and three matches. Juniors will also receive reduced rates to play at A.C. Read Golf Course through Dec. 31. Stop by the golf shop to pick up a registration form. • Child care providers wanted: Become a Navy Child Development Home (CDH) care provider. For more information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Fitness for scholars: Registration for the Family Fitness Home School Scholar Program. Register today and make fitness a part of your home school program. First class scheduled for Sept. 15. For more information, call 452-6004. • New Beginners Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate. Instructor: Sensei John Wynne. Class at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, is open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older. Cost is $20 per month ($22 DoD). For information or to register, call 291-0904, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up for the Paintball Challenge at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. $20 for active-duty and $30 for civilians and includes full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 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.
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, 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. • 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 vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.
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Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 • Bʼnai 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 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 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Anger Management Workshop: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 ( you must attend both sessions). Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress management: 10 a.m. Sept. 17. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Classes are first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609. • Emergency Prepared-
ness: 10 a.m. today, Sept. 4, and Sept. 25. Each type of disaster requires different safety measures. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Low selfesteem can negatively affect every facet of your life. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Baby Safety Boot Camp: 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. An informative class on child safety. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia
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County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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