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. 11. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins will be the guest speaker for the event, which will include 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.
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NHP: Flu season is approaching By MC1James Stenberg NHP PAO
Flu season is rapidly drawing near and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is preparing for annual influenza immunizations. While winter is generally the season associated with the flu, the exact timing and duration of the flu season varies and outbreaks can occur as early as October. “The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mary Graves, department head for preventative medicine, NHP. “The flu can range from a mild illness where an individual just feels run down to a severe illness requiring hospitalization.” The most common method of flu transmission is person to person. A person infected by the flu is able to transmit the illness through coughing, sneezing
and talking. The second most common method of transmission is when a person comes into contact with a contaminated surface and touches their mouth or nose. There are several ways to protect against the flu, but the most effective way is to get the influenza immunization. “The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year,” said Graves. “A new flu vaccine is produced every August based on the flu strains that are circulating around the world. Even if you got a flu shot back in January, you need a new one now to protect yourself this year.” Aside from just getting the vaccine, there are other ways to decrease the odds of contracting the flu. “Additional steps to protect yourself
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Navy ombudsman-at-large visits NASP Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Theresa Stevens, an ombudsman-at-large for the Navy and wife of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens, stressed the importance of supporting military families during a meeting with local representatives Aug. 27 at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Theresa Stevens, an ombudsman-at-large for the Navy and wife of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens, speaks during a luncheon Aug. 27 at (NASP). Stevens and members Mustin Beach Club aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. of her family were the Stevens, who was Lilly Gautreaux. “The support of our guests at a luncheon for families and ombudsman raised in Pensacola and The Navy Family ombudsmen and spouses is truly important to Navy met her husband here, Ombudsman Program of command master readiness. You should was also in the area to was created in 1970 to chiefs from the local area. never underestimate your visit with her family. promote healthy, self-reStevens thanked the importance to our Sailors Other guests at the liant families and to imombudsmen for every- and their families. I want luncheon were her faprove communication thing they do. to personally thank you ther, Octave “Frenchy” between commands and “On behalf of my hus- for your dedicated sup- Gautreaux, a retired band Mike, your port, and I look forward Navy chief petty officer family members. The ombudsman is a MCPON and my family, to hearing from you.” and NASP Morale, Welvolunteer appointed by I‘d like to take a moment Stevens told the group fare and Recreation emthe commanding officer to tell you all how much that she knows the impor- ployee; her mother, we appreciate you, love, tance of strong family Toshiko Yanagino- and they are trained to and care about you as support from her own ex- Gautreaux; and her sisfamily,” Stevens said. ters, Diana Brill and periences. See OAL on page 2
EscaRosa CFC-2014 5K Color Run ... Runners from various commands on Naval Air Station Pensacola run in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Color Run Aug. 29. The CFC Color Run, organized this year by Naval Air Technical Training Center, marks the beginning of the CFC campaign season for the Pensacola area. The CFC is an annual program which assists federal employees across all branches of government to voluntarily give to the charities of their choice. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon
NavFac Southeast awards small business contract for Saufley Field project From Earl Bittner NavFac Southeast PAO
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast awarded a $28.3 million contract Aug. 22 to Orocon-Carothers JV1, a small business based in Oxford, Miss., for the renovation and repairs of the historic and currently underutilized Bldg. 603 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. “The contract award for renovations of Bldg. 603 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola is a significant milestone in Naval Air Station Pensacola’s vision to consolidate the DoD tenants from Special Area Saufley Field to NAS Pensacola mainside,” said NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins.
Bldg. 603 was originally built in 1936 as a warehouse with a major addition completed in 1942. During its 78-year lifespan, the building has had many functions, though in recent years the occupancy load has declined as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions, making it the perfect candidate for revitalization. “The project includes renovation of all four floors, totaling more than 250,000 square feet, and will include accessibility upgrades, fire protection improvements, energy efficiency modifications and a restoration of the external façade to enhance the historic fabric of the base,” said NAS Pensacola Public Works
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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) “One Team, One Fight” sessions... SAPR-C “One Team, One Fight” all-hands sessions are available for those needing in-person training. Dates and times are as follows: Sept. 9 at 9 a.m., Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500) MIC room. Call 452-5609 to reserve seats. DoN employees who took the face-to-face training last year will be able to complete the training requirements on TWMS. The course name is “DoN Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.”
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During September, National Preparedness Month, prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan. Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF, 1.2 Mb), print the pages and fill them in offline. It’s available at http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/documents/34330.
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from infection include hand washing and staying away from sick people,” said Sheila Jones, infection prevention program manager, NHP. “If you become sick, stay home to prevent spreading the flu to others.” Even through the practice of proper hand hygiene and being cognizant of others who may be sick, having the vaccine is still the most effective way of protection against the flu. Naval Hospital Pensacola will be holding a drive-through flu vaccine clinic for all TRICARE beneficiaries in the next few weeks to kick off this year’s immunization season. Specific information will be in Gosport or check the hospital’s Facebook page (keyword NavalHospitalPensacola) for updates.
Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney. Plans include painting walls, replacing windows, updating the building to meet current hurricane and energy reduction standards and resurfacing the existing parking area. The buildings inefficient direct expansion and chilled water air conditioning systems will be replaced with a central chilled water system. Plans also call for replacement of the east and west side elevators within the existing shafts. “The completion of this contract and two smaller contracts will enable several commands totaling more than 600 people operating out of Saufley Field to relocate to NAS Pensacola mainside,” said Deviney. “The Naval Education Training and Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and the Defense Lo-
gistics Agency-Document Services (DAPS) will all relocate to the mainside.” The relocation will provide $6.7 million in annual savings to the Navy in maintenance and operating costs at Saufley Field, and will provide tremendous efficiency gains within the commands through consolidated operations, according to Deviney. Work for this project is expected to be completed by August 2016. “This award is another example of NavFac’s commitment to providing the maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses to fulfill our requirements,” said NavFac Southeast Deputy for Small Business Nelson Smith. “Small businesses are responsive and efficient, and provide a great value to the Navy and the taxpayers.” Each year NavFac establishes target goals for small business, small disadvantaged business, historically underutilized business zone small business and other small business categories.
OAL from page 1 A provider washes his hands before interacting with a patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Hand hygiene is very important when combating the flu because it helps protect the spread of germs that can cause the flu. Photo by MC1 James Stenburg
disseminate information, said Paul Maxwell, education services facilitator and ombudsman coordinator at Fleet and Family Support Center. For more information on the Navy Family Ombudsman Program, go to www.cnic. navy. mil/ ffr/family_readiness/ fleet_and_family_support_program/ ombudsman_ program. html.
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United States Navy Birthday Oct. 13, 1775 – Oct. 13, 2014 Dates in American Naval History: Sept. 5-11 From http://www.history.navy.mil
Sept. 5: 1813 – USS Enterprise captures HM brig Boxer off Portland, Maine. 1923 - U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake. 1946 – USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB 42) and four escorts visit Greece to underscore U.S. support for the Greek government, which faced a communist insurgency. 1990 – USS Acadia (AD 42) departs San Diego for first wartime deployment of male-female crew on combat vessel Sept. 6: 1940 – First destroyers transferred to Great Britain at Halifax, Nova Scotia, under “Destroyers-forBases” agreement. 1944 – USS Independence (CVL 22) begins use of specially trained air group for night work. First time that a fully equipped night carrier operates with fast carrier task force. 1945 – U.S. troops begin returning to U.S. when Task Force 11 left Tokyo Bay for the United States.
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1997 – USS Hopper, named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, commissioned. Sept. 7: 1775 – The first prize, the British supply ship, Unity, was captured by the Continental schoonerHannah. 1776 – David Bushnell attempts to destroy a British Ship of the Line, HMS Asia, in New York harbor with his submarine Turtle. Sept. 8: 1958 – Lt. R.H. Tabor, wearing a Navy developed pressure suit, completes 72-hour simulated flight at altitudes as high a 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts. Sept. 9: 1841 – First iron ship authorized by Congress. 1940 – Navy awards contracts for 210 ships, including 12 carriers and seven battleships. 1943 – Operation Avalanche, Western Naval Task Force under Vice Adm. Henry K. Hewitt, lands Allied forces at Salerno, Italy. 1944 – Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin air strikes on Japanese shipping at Mindanao, Philippines. 1945 – A “computer bug” is first identified and
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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,
named by Lt. Grace Murray Hopper while she was on Navy active duty in 1945. It was found in the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator at Harvard University. They “debugged” the computer, first introducing the term. Sept. 10: 1813 – In Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his “Don’t give up the ship” flag, defeats British squadron, saying “We have met the enemy and they are ours ...” Sept. 11: 1814 – In Battle of Lake Champlain, Commodore Thomas Macdonough defeats a British Squadron. 1942 – Pharmacist’s Mate First Class Wheeler B. Lipes, performs emergency appendectomy on board USS Seadragon on patrol in South China Sea. 2001 – American Flight 77 hijacked by terrorists struck the Pentagon. Casualties include 33 Sailors, six Department of the Navy civilians, and three Navy civilian contractors were reported missing, Arlington, Va. Two commercial airliners also struck the World Trade Center in New York, N.Y., destroying both towers. 2002 – The “Don’t Tread on Me” First Navy Jack is flown by Navy ships marking the anniversary of the terrorists attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
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Instructors transform new recruits into fleet Sailors By Rear Adm. Michael White Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
After nearly six months as the commander of the Naval Education and Training Command, I have had the opportunity to see once again how we transform our young men and women into Sailors to become the future of our Navy. They have volunteered to serve our country in a time of conflict and the pride. What I see in this young generation as they step into these new roles is astounding. A new Sailor’s initial impression of the Navy, and how well they succeed, is often determined by the first people they meet. After a recent trip to Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, I met with some of our recruit division commanders (RDC) who train and prepare those recruits to not only become Sailors, but provide the mentorship they need throughout boot camp. RDCs complete a 13-week course provides them the skillsets and knowledge needed to succeed, but what is most impressive is their willingness to dedicate their time both on and off duty to help our new Sailors as they begin their journey. Once our Sailors graduate and begin their core training at vari-
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ous “A” schools across the country, naval military training instructors (NMTI) continue to provide “Sailorization,” enhancing the professional growth, training and mentorship of those new to the Navy. NMTIs typically live in the barracks with the Sailors providing round-theclock guidance and reinforcement of instruction if needed. RDCs and NMTIs are designated by their aiguillettes, the “red ropes” or “red-and-white ropes” they wear. Earning the “red rope” or “red-and-white rope” signifies a true dedication and passion for the Navy – leading from the front as our newest Sailors join our force. These instructors have earned their ropes by setting the highest examples of standards and commitment. Our new recruits and junior Sailors respect them and know where to turn in the time of need. If you haven’t been to a graduation to see the transformation of our newest recruits into Sailors, you can now do so. We broadcast graduation day via livestream every Friday beginning at 8:45 a.m. CDT at http://navylive.dodlive.mil/ so that friends and family who are unable to be present can share in their Sailor’s special day. Take a look – it will renew your pride and patriotism.
At left: Rear Adm. Michael White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command, speaks with naval military training instructors (NMTI) ACC(Sel) Shelly Cosman and AT1 Hubert Bird during a visit to the USS Theodore Roosevelt barracks, Bldg 3904, at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Joy Samsel Below: Recruit Division 191 enters the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at the beginning of a pass-in-review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in May 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom
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Remember – and be ready
NAS Pensacola Emergency Managment Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785
NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login
Fleet Weather Center Norfolk For on-base emergency: http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n 911 for fire and ambulance; non-emergency 452-8378 Ready Navy 911 for NASP Police; non-emergency 452-8387 http://www.Ready.Navy.mil NAS Whiting Field 911 for Emergency Center Emergency Management 623-7612 Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618 NETPDTC Saufley Field Main gate 452-1628 Florida Division of Emergency Management 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov
Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
American Red Cross Northwest Florida http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.fl.org
Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/ 474-5300 to report gas leak/emergency
Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.myescambia.com/beready
Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/
HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph
“We’re looking at the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Ivan ... (and) past history shows this installation has somewhat of a pattern with tropical storms.” – NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters
Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph
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Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph NAS Pensacola
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Remember Hurricane Ivan – and remember NMCRS is here to help By Sarah Overton, NMCRS Publications Coordinator
urricane Ivan slammed into Pensacola10 years ago Sept. 16, and the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has spent the last decade turning the lessons learned during that storm into efficient new ways of assisting clients. “Prior to Hurricane Ivan, the relief society had no formal procedures for providing evacuation assistance,” said Mark Harden, the longtime director of NMCRS’s Pensacola office. “However, for months after Hurricane Ivan struck our area, we saw countless military families facing financial extremis that was clearly tied to the hurricane evacuation. We saw that the evacuation caused a domino
effect for many clients: overdrafted bank accounts, maxed out credit cards, financial problems that rapidly snowballed into unmanageable personal disasters. We knew that something had to change.” Pensacola-area NMCRS staff began to work with society headquarters to formulate a plan for providing advances of financial support for eligible clients caught in an evacuation
Hurricane season reaches its historical peak around Sept. 10. Courtesy NOAA
Ivan was a classical, long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that reached Category 5 strength three times on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (SSHS). It was also the strongest hurricane on record that far southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Ivan caused considerable damage and loss of life as it passed through the Caribbean Sea. NOAA photo
order. In 2005, Hurricane Dennis, the first major storm to strike the Panhandle after Hurricane Ivan, provided the society with a live test of new policies and procedures. Advance evacuation assistance was successful: 265 families received financial help with the expenses of evacuation before they even left NAS Pensacola, and NMCRS saw a drastic reduction in evacuation-related financial struggles in the aftermath of the hurricane. Harden pointed out that “recovering from a major disaster is stressful and exhausting. Helping mitigate financial wor-
ries before a hurricane hits our coast helps to reduce that stress, and allows our clients to focus on rebuilding their lives.” If NASP personnel find themselves under a hurricane evacuation order, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society’s evacuation assistance team is immediately activated. When an evacuation is ordered by NAS Pensacola commanding officer, eligible clients are urged to visit the NMCRS office before leaving the area for assistance off-
setting evacuation expenses: the society authorizes single service members a “no questions asked” loan of up to $300; service members with dependents are authorized up to $600. Eligible clients are also encouraged to visit the NMCRS office after a storm has passed, for help with immediate needs and disaster recovery. For emergency assistance during a storm, eligible clients may contact the American Red Cross at 1 (877) 272-7337 for 24 hour relief.
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MWR bringing tastes from around the world From NASWF PAO
t’s early in the morning and you don’t have time to pack a lunch before coming on base, a dilemma many have faced at one point or another and with a busy work schedule it can be difficult to find time to eat something besides fast food. To help prevent people from having to rush back into town for food Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) offers Subway, Mulligan’s Grill at the golf course, the Southfield Snack Bar, the bowling alley and the occasional burger burn. While great options, these locations offer similar menus and may not provide the variety everyone would prefer. Since Jocelyn Sanchez took over as the new Moral, Welfare, and Recreation food and beverage manager, she has worked diligently to alleviate this issue. “I want to increase the quality as well as the variety of menu items and services provided by the food and beverage facilities located on base,” Sanchez said. Changes have already begun, with a new menu of daily specials instituted at Mulligan’s. This new menu now includes daily themed lunches with Monday being Asian, Tuesdays Mexican, Wednesdays fried chicken,
Thursdays pasta, and Fridays fish. Pancit, fried fajita wraps, fried chicken, spaghetti and meat balls and blackened Mahi tuna with accompanying sides and a drink are some examples of these themed meals, and they’re inspired by Sanchez’s experience from working in the food industry across the world. Sanchez, who goes by “Jocy,” is originally from Babatnin, a small fishing village on the outskirts of Malolos Bulacan in the Philippines. In an effort to better her life, Sanchez looked for college and employment that would take her abroad. While abroad, Sanchez began her culinary based career working for Sheik Khalifa Bin Sultan Al-Khalifa, the royal family in Bahrain. Sanchez began her training under classically trained French chefs who were there to entertain the royal family’s guests. “I immediately took an interest and showed a natural talent
for cooking and thus my culinary adventure began,” she said. It is a skill she has been able to utilize across many part of the globe. Following her husband Keith Sanchez, who is now a retired Navy electronic technician (at) Sigonella (Sicily), Italy, Sanchez started her own catering business. The business was such a success that the local MWR office began to use it exclusively for major events including dignitary visits, USO tours and air shows. Her husband’s next duty station brought them to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). While there, Sanchez began to work as the pastry chef and baker for Perdido Beach Resort before becoming the pastry chef and cook at the Pensacola Country Club. Following these two jobs, Sanchez opened her own restaurant called “Jocy’s Eatery and Pastry Shop” near Corry Station. From Pensacola, Sanchez
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Jocelyn Sanchez and Desiree Hubbard prepare chicken enchiladas for the Mexican-themed lunch special on Tuesdays. Photo by Ens. Josh Lamb
traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she began working as a production coordinator at the American Bank Center before her husband’s military career took the couple back overseas to Japan. While in Japan, Sanchez was the food and beverage business manager for the U.S. Army base at Camp Zama’s Army garrison golf club before becoming the club manager of the officers’ club aboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi, approximately five miles south of Camp Zama. After her husband’s retirement, Sanchez returned to Pensacola, where she worked at the Mustin Beach Club as the kitchen manager on NASP before she began working at NASWF in May 2014. During her career, Sanchez has met a variety of unique individuals and celebrities. While in Corpus Christi, Sanchez was able to cook for celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Kwan and Ricky Martin. Then, in Japan, Sanchez met the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, who personally thanked her for her service at the officers’ club. Sanchez has achieved success at her many stops working to improve the quality and efficiency. While at Camp Zama, Sanchez was able to increase sales by 73 percent and decrease food costs
to 33 percent of the Camp Zama original budget in just two years through the implementation of a new menu that is still used to this day. Her catering company in Sicily did so well that she felt “it was necessary to give back to the community, and I donated $5,000 to scholarships and another $13,800 to the naval hospital.” These events, however, are not the most rewarding experience Sanchez has had while working in the food industry. The most gratifying thing she has done thus far is cooking for more than 8,000 evacuees displaced to Texas following Hurricane Katrina. Sanchez hopes to bring these types of successes to NASWF and continue to support the military family as a result of her husband’s career. “I have found that military members and their families have a different outlook on life, and treat each other as family, especially overseas where families can be separated by thousands of miles,” she said. “This closeness, sense of community, and willingness to help each other was very helpful and appreciated during my husband’s time in the service. So, this is my way of giving back, by lending a helping hand and supporting our military family.”
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Town hall event planned for veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a town hall event for veterans at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, 790 Veterans Way, off Highway 98 West. The event will be an open forum. The goal is to ensure veterans, their families and beneficiaries have their health care concerns addressed by a senior Gulf Coast VA official and/or subject-matter experts. Veterans receiving care from any Gulf Coast VA facility (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Eglin, and Panama City) are invited to attend. For more information, call 456-5886.
POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 16 The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 16th annual POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at New World Landing. The event will honor two local men who both graduated from Woodham High School – former prisoner of war CSM Frederick H. Crowson, U.S. Army retired, and CWO3 Randolph Jefferson Ard, U.S. Army, who is listed as missing in action. Ard’s brother, John Ard, will be the guest speaker. Cost is $15 per person. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. To make reservations, call 436-8552.
Fishing rodeo to be at Shoreline Park The Pensacola Recreational Fisherman Association will present the 14th annual Family Fishing Rodeo Sept. 12 to Sept. 14 at Shoreline Park. The event features cash and prizes, plus a Sept. 14 fish fry. This year’s rodeo also includes a free spearfish division for Lionfish. The open division and kayak tickets are $25 each. Children 12 and younger can fish for free. Tickets are available at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle, Hot Spots at Pensacola Marina and at Outcast Bait & Tackle, Tight Lines and Dizzy Lizzy’s in Pensacola. In Navarre, you can find tickets at Broxson’s Bait & Tackle and Half-Hitch. For more information, contact Roy Stoeser at 375-4006.
Rally focuses on disaster preparedness Escambia County’s Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) will present the Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo and National Day of Service and Remembrance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. A rally and ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. 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 email@example.com.
ROWWA meeting planned for Sept. 11 Members of the Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant, 905 East Gregory St. Membership is open to wives, widows and retired women officers of all military services. For luncheon reservations, call 995-4466. For membership information, contact 292-9756.
Crime Stoppers 5K Run in memory of slain Sailor The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) and Pen Air Federal Credit Union have scheduled the third annual Crime Stoppers 5K Run in memory of Tyler Jefferson at 8 a.m. Sept. 20 at NASP Corry Station. An 18-year-old Navy Sailor, Jefferson, right, was killed Nov. 12, 2009, and the investigation is ongoing. Register online at Signmeup.com/101140 or via mail. Registration is $20 by Sept. 13 ($25 after Sept. 13). Race day registration is $30. Checks and registration can be mailed to Running Wild, 1302 East Cervantes St., Pensacola, FL 32503. If you would like to organize a group spirit run (not timed and free) or volunteer, contact Chad Overly by phone at 452-6062 or 3566218 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Joe Cannon by phone at 452-6187 or by e-mail at email@example.com. scheduled for Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 13-15. Pensacola Little Theatre is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson Street. For more information, go to PensacolaLittle Theatre.com/get-involved/auditions or call 4322042.
Late school starts could be canceled Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has recommend a calendar change to the school board that will cancel all late start days for the 2014-2015 school year. The board will be asked to vote on this request during the Sept. 10 meeting. The late start dates would have been Sept. 17, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Pending school board approval, all schools will begin at their regular start times on those days.
Volunteers needed for beach cleanup Volunteers can help clean up beaches at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Sept. 20 or any day during the following two weeks as part of the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy. Several beach areas have been adopted by different base commands. Volunteers are also needed at two off-base locations: • About 100 volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the entrance of Fort Pickens to clean up old asphalt. • About 50 volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 to clean up the Perdido Beach beachfront at Tarkiln Bayou State Park. To sign up to help, contact Community Outreach at 452-2532 or Navy Natural Resources Manager Mark W. Gibson at 452-3131, ext. 3008. For more info on the Coastal Cleanup, go to www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/sign-up-to-clean-up.html.
Softball game to be played at stadium German squadron plans Oktoberfest The Escambia County Sheriff ’s Office and the Pensacola Police Department are planning a Guns vs. Hoses softball game and safety day (previously known as Battle of the Badges) Sept. 13 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Gates open at 9 a.m. and activities will include a children’s play zone, displays by first responders and an exhibition softball game between Coast Guard and Navy players. Admission is free. The event will benefit Wreaths Across America. For more information, call 436-9939.
Marathon open to young athletes Registration is now open for the Subway Kids Marathon. The 12-week event is for children ages 5-12. Participants have 12 weeks (starting Aug. 18) to compete 25 miles in half-mile or one-mile increments. The final 1.2-mile run is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 following the Pensacola Marathon. Upon completion, the young athletes will have run, walked, or wheel-chaired a full 26.2 mile marathon. The registration fee is $15. You can register at www.subwaykidsmarathon.com or by contacting your child’s PE teacher, track coach or running club. For more information, call 434-2800.
PLT holding auditions this week Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) will be holding open auditions Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 for a production of “How I Learned to Drive.” Performances are
The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 17 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 $40 and include a German beer stein to take home, a Bavarian meal of brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and soft drinks. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Admission is by advance ticket sale only, and tickets will go on sale Sept. 3 at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. For more information, call 452-2693.
Navy Ball golf tournament to be Oct. 3 The U.S. Navy 239th Birthday Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 3 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Entry fee is $180 for a team of four and includes green fees, cart and a light dinner. Active-duty military must obtain command approval to play. Tournament will be a four-person, 18-hole scramble with a noon shotgun start. For more information, contact AWOC Ryan Crate at 452-3949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissary schedules case lot sale The NAS Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has scheduled a case lot sale for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11-12 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more information, call 262-9200.
Vacations donated to military veterans More than 20 wounded American military veterans and their families will receive the star treatment at Eden Condominiums on Perdido Key, where 25 units have been donated for free vacations. The donation is a collaborative effort by individual owners of units at Eden Condominiums. They decided to offer their units so veterans and families could enjoy a week-long vacation together Sept. 20-27. April Adams, manager of rentals for Eden Condominiums, said she hopes the project will continue to grow and become an annual event for wounded veterans to look forward to. Eden is working with two military veteran organizations, Wounded War Heroes (http://wwhft.net) and the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org), to coordinate the event. In addition, local businesses have offered to contribute to the effort. For more information, go to www.eden condominiums.com.
Retired military seminar announced
The 42st annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium, Bldg. 633. The event is sponsored by the Retired Activities Office and the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center. Representatives from the Veterans Administration, Naval Hospital Pensacola, TRICARE, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fleet and Family Support Center and the Retired Activities Office will be present to address issues and answer questions. For more information, call 452-5990.
Engineering group plans breakfast The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the UWF Small Business Development Center have scheduled a Business Opportunities Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. The featured speaker will be U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District Commanding Officer Col. Jon Chytka. Contracting representatives from NavFac Southeast and the Air Force are also scheduled to speak. All topics will be focused on small business opportunities with the federal government. The registration cost is $30 per person. For more information, contact email@example.com or go to http://pensacola. same.org.
Couples training offered for Marines A couples training seminar, “Oxygen for Your Relationships,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. The seminar, which is being presented by Garrick Pang, associate director of Stronger Families, is being sponsored by the USO. The training is being offered free to U.S. Marine Corps active-duty couples (married, engaged or in a long-term relationship). To register, go to www.oxygen foryourrelationships.com/october-nas-pensacola. For more information, contact Debbie Jenkins (Deborah.jenkins@usmc., 452.9460, ext. 3009) or Lisa Duvall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-9460, ext. 3012.)
Angel’s Garden announces art show Angel’s Garden will present the 17th annual “New Beginning” Art Show Sept. 19-21 at the park on the corner of 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Street. Hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and Sept. 21. The show will feature 75 local artists, musicians and food, and there will be free activities for the children. For more information, call Debbie Tracy at 435-9555.
Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah
Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $95. Flights can be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays at Elsanor Airport, at 21810 Koier Road, about 12 miles west of the state line on Highway 90 in Elsanor, Ala. If you want to learn to fly gliders yourself, you can join the Coastal Soaring Association. For more information, contact Art deTonnancourt by phone at 516 4076 or by e-mail at email@example.com or go to http://Coastalsoaring.org.
Hit the trails with Western Gate group The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes hiking trails throughout the state. Members of the Western Gate Chapter of the group, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, organize regular hikes, campouts, backpacking and canoe trips and bike excursions. For more information about the group’s activities, go to www.westerngate-fta.org.
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Training command celebrates equality; See page B2 Spotlight
“Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.” By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
Throughout the United States and the Navy, National Hispanic Heritage Month is being observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15 to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for 2014 is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success.” Originally conceived in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson, the observance was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to include a 30-day period. The month was officially enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Two other nations, Mexico and Chile, celebrate their independence days Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2011), 1.2 million Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Some famous military firsts for American hispanics: Flying ace: Col. Manuel J. Fernández Jr., who flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War. Medal of Honor recipient: Philip Bazaar, a Chilean member of the U.S. Navy, for bravery during the Civil War. He received his Medal of Honor in 1865. Admiral, U.S. Navy: David G. Farragut. In 1866, he became the first U.S. naval officer ever to be awarded the rank of admiral. The first Hispanic American
to become a four-star admiral was Horacio Rivero of Puerto Rico in 1964. General, U.S.Army: Richard E. Cavazos, 1976. In 1982, he became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general. Secretary of the Navy: Edward Hidalgo, 1979. In government firsts, American Hispanics can claim: Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, delegate from the Florida territory. U.S. Representative: Romualdo Pacheco, a representative from California, was elected in 1876 by a one-vote margin. He served for four months before his opponent succeeded in contesting the results. In 1879 he was again elected to Congress, where he served for two terms. U.S. Senator: Octaviano Larrazolo was elected in 1928 to finish the term of New Mexico Sen. Andieus Jones, who had died in office. He served for six months before falling ill and stepping down; he died in 1930. The first Hispanic senator to serve an entire term was Dennis Chávez of New Mexico, who served from 1935 through 1962. U.S. Treasurer: Romana Acosta Bañuelos, 1971-1974. U.S. Cabinet member: Lauro F. Cavazos, 1988–1990, secretary of education. U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990-1993. Additionally,
“Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success” is the 2014 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month.
she was also the first woman to hold the position. U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Federico Peña, 1993. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Henry Cisneros, 1993. U.S. Attorney General: Alberto Gonzales, 2005.
Democrat to run for president: Bill Richardson, 2008. Though Richardson lost to Barack Obama, he made history. U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Sonia Sotomayor, 2009. She is also the third woman to hold the position. Hilda Solis served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor from 2009 to 2013.
Hispanic heroism in Pensacola: Bernardo de Galvez From www.nps.gov
Spanish grenadiers pour into Pensacola’s Fort George, 1781. Painting from United States Army Center of Military History
What ties unite Pensacola; Mobile, Ala.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Natchez, Miss.? During the American Revolution, these towns were all part of British Florida, and all were captured by Gen. Bernardo de Gálvez, the governor of Spanish Louisiana and his Spanish armies. At age 29 in 1776, Gálvez was appointed governor of Spanish Louisiana. His mission, as top military and civilian authority of this land which stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rockies, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, was to deal fairly with the French Creole population, promote commerce, fight smuggling, cultivate friendship with the Indians, build up the population and in case of war against Great Britain, he was expected to attack and take British West Florida, all with only 500 soldiers. In August 1779, Spain finally declared war on Great
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Britain and Gálvez was free to act. Pensacola had a narrow entrance to its bay, and this entrance was guarded by a British fort. The first Spanish ship was fired upon and ran aground. The rest of the fleet retreated back to sea. Gálvez kept urging the Spanish admiral to press the attack, but the admiral kept making excuses. Gálvez knew that the British fleet was on its way, so he decided to take the matter into his own hands. He took his own four ships, hoisted his personal flag in the lead ship, stood on the prow with his sword raised and ordered a 15-gun salute fired as he led his ships through the pass. When the rest of the fleet saw this daring move, they urged the admiral to give the order to follow. The other ships followed Gálvez. After two months of fighting, the British finally surrendered in May 1781. The Battle of Pensacola had been one of the longest battles of the American Revolution.
Gosling Games Color Me ‘Piñata’
Jokes & Groaners Questions to ignore Q: Who earns a living driving their customers away? A: A taxi driver. Q: What do you call an illegally parked frog? A: Toad. Q: What do you call a laughing motorcycle? A: A Yamahahaha. Q: Did you hear about the hungry clock? A: It went back four seconds. Q: Did you hear about that new broom? A: It’s sweeping the nation. Q: What do lawyers wear to court? A: Lawsuits. Q: What gets wetter the more it dries? A: A towel. Q: Why did the belt get arrested? A: He held up a pair of pants.
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Training command celebrates equality By NETPDTC Public Affairs
local television personality joined the staff at the Naval Education Training and Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC) as they celebrated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 8. Sue Straughn, senior news anchor at WEAR-TV Channel 3, was guest speaker at the event, which was attended by more than 60 civilian employees and Sailors. The event was presented by NETPDTC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEOC). “Sue Straughn gave a superb survey of the strength, success and support women have given to our nation. The triumphs of women are the nation’s triumphs. Such equality is what makes America great,” said Robert Randolph, NETPDTC’s EEOC chair. During the event, Straughn talked about traits she thought were needed for a successful career. She also touched on influential women throughout history and the obstacles they overcame, as well as the importance of mentoring the younger generations to pass on knowledge. “Ms. Straughn was very inspiring and encouraging,” said Audrey Austin, a management assistant at NETPDTC. “She gave me a new perspective and I will now look at obstacles as opportunities to excel.” NETPDTC sponsors special emphasis programs that align with Department of Defense recognized observances that are not only celebrations of cultural and historical events, but are also learning experiences for staff.
Sue Straughn, senior news anchor at WEAR-TV Channel 3 (center), talks with the staff at the Naval Education Training and Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC) as they celebrated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 8. Straughn was guest speaker at the event, which was attended by more than 60 civilian employees and Sailors. Photo by Anthony Ruiz
For more information about Naval Education Training and Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC), visit http://www.netc. navy.mil/netc/netpdtc/Default.aspx . For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand . About Women’s Equality Day: Women’s Equality Day is proclaimed each year by the United States president to commemorate the
granting of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis with men. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote Aug. 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was added to the United States Constitution. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier, in 1878. Since 1971 every president has published a proclamation in recognition of Women’s Equality Day. The legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug; it was originally referred to as “Women’s Rights Day.” The 2014 theme is “Continuing to honor women of character, courage and commitment.”
Call Simone Sands at 433-1166 ext. 21
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Message draws attention to medical record disposition From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Sailors need to take an active role in getting their medical and dental records to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at retirement or separation, according to a Navy message released Aug. 19. “One of the benefits Sailors have earned with their voluntary service to the nation is support throughout their life from the VA,” said Ann Stewart, Pay and Personnel Management director. “To make it as easy as possible for the VA to provide that support, it’s in their best interest to make sure their med-
HM3 Jay Jenkins, from Laling, Texas, files medical records aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a deployment in 2012. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Kenneth Abbate
ical records have been turned in to the appropriate medical facility when they separate or retire from the Navy.” Before a Sailor separates or retires, commanding officers (CO) and officers in charge (OIC) are responsible for en-
suring that the Service Treatment Records (STR), medical and dental records, are at the appropriate medical and dental facilities. This guarantees that the records will be available to the VA. “If you need to file a claim
with the VA in the future, and please don’t assume that you never will have to, they will check to verify your period of service in the Navy,” Stewart said. “If, later in life, you need to make a connection between a medical condition and your time in service, the VA has to have access to your medical record. That’s the reason why NavAdmin 187/14 is so important.” With the release of the message, COs and OICs are directed to provide a quarterly list of personnel who have separated or retired that includes their name, separation date, date their STR was made available to the medical/dental facility, and an explanation for STRs
not provided by the separation date, if necessary. “Take this seriously, if you have your medical record, turn it in,” Stewart said. “If you don’t, verify with your supporting medical treatment facility that they have it, and if they don’t, help them find it by providing your duty stations for the last five years so your medical department can track it down. This effort is in your best interest, make sure you have access to what you’ve earned.” For more information, read NavAdmin 187/14 at www.npc.navy.mil. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc/.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
A kayaker enjoys a quiet moment at Big Lagoon State Park. Photo from Perdido Key Visitor Center
Kayak races are just the beginning of busy weekends for fall season From Perdido Key Visitor Center
People sure know how to have fun on Perdido Key. Upcoming activities include a kayak, barbeque and blues festival, a high-test rock-androll rodeo, a kid-friendly pirate fest and a showcase of songwriters. Enjoy a mouth-watering barbeque cook-off and the bluesy sounds of four bands that will take the stage tomorrow, Sept. 6, at the Kayak, Barbeque and Blues Festival outside Hub Stacey’s at the Point, 5851 Galvez Road. Some $5,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the festival’s “Battle of the Paddle” featuring kayaking and paddleboard races over
two-mile and four-mile courses. The event will conclude at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks. For more information, go to www.visitperdidokey.com. Bulls on the Beach is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at the Flora-Bama Lounge. Try riding a mechanical bull at 8 p.m. Sept. 12; cost is $5 per person. At 8 p.m. Sept. 13, you can have an up-close view of professional bull riders from across the Southeast in action. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and younger. For more information, go to www.florabamalounge.com. On Oct. 3-4, welcome fall by enjoying authentic German food and beer, live music, Bavarian feats of strength and
more at the Perdido Key Oktoberfest at the Perdido Key Visitor Center. For more information, go to www.visitperdido key.com. The annual Perdido Key Pirate Festival is scheduled for Oct. 25-26 at Big Lagoon State Park. For more information, go to www.visitperdidokey.com. The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival is scheduled for Nov. 6-16 at the Flora-Bama Lounge and numerous other venues. Audience will hear from new writers as well as Grammy Award-winning songwriters. This is the festival’s 30th year, so expect lots of extra treats and entertainment. For more information, go to www.fbisf.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “The Hundred-Foot Jorney,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Into the Storm,” PG-13, 8 p.m.
“Dolphin Tale 2,” PG, 11 a.m. (free admission); “Into the Storm,” PG-13, 1:30 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 3:30 p.m.; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (3D), PG13, 6 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 8:30 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, noon; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Hundred-Foot Jorney,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, noon; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 7:20 p.m.; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Into the Storm,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 7:40 p.m.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Into the Storm,” PG13, 5:10 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The HundredFoot Jorney,” PG, 7:30 p.m.
“The Fluffy Movie,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Get on Up,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Lucy,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sex Tape,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Into the Storm,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2D), PG, 7:10 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
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.naspensacola-mwr.com. • 64th Annual NASP Menʼs Invitational Golf Tournament: Sept. 12-14 at the A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is part of the 100th anniversary celebration for NAS Pensacola. Registration deadline is Aug 29. For more information, contact the A.C. Read Golf Course Pro Shop or call Sell your creations 452-2454. and unwanted items at • Karate the MWR Outdoor Class: A new Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. beginners karate class is being ofSpaces are first-come, fered at Portside first-served, so reserve Gym. The class your space now. Appliis open to all accation and payment tive duty, remust be received by tirees, reservists, noon Sept. 10. For DoD and their more information, call family members 452-3806, ext. 3140. ages 10 and older. Classes begin early September. For more details on all the karate classes being offered and to register, call 452-9845. • Aquatics Stroke Clinic: Take your swimming to the next level. MWR Aquatics is presenting the 31st annual stroke clinic for school-aged children ages 5 and older who can swim the length of the pool freestyle and backstroke. The clinic started Sept. 2 and continues through Sept. 19 (6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday) at the Mustin Beach swimming pool. For details and to register, call 452-9429. • Sesame Street: The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families is coming to NAS Pensacola Sept. 24 at the Naval Aviation School’s Command auditorium, Bldg. 633. Show times are 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the MWR Administration Office, NASP Youth Center, NASP CDC, Corry CDC and ITT. • Functional Fitness Chipper Challenge: 4:30 p.m. Sept 10 at Portside Fitness. Each competitor will be timed while performing multiple exercises in single-round format. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 452-7810. • Radfordʼs Twisted Tri: Five-mile spin, onemile run and 100-yard swim at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Sign up at Radford Fitness Center front desk. For more information, call 452-9845. • Bowling leagues forming: The bowling center at NASP Corry Station has all types of leagues to offer. Monday Morning Senior League, starts Sept. 16 at 9:45 a.m.; Monday Night Men’s League starts Sept. 8 at 6:45 p.m.; Youth League on Saturday Morning starts Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Coming in October, Youth/Adult League at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 452-6380.
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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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Healing the Angry Brain: Weekly sessions begin 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29 and continue through Oct. 19. A neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Susan Rivazfar, family advocacy program case manager, at email@example.com or 452-5611. • Couponing 101: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Come have fun, ask questions, share your ideas and learn how coupons can save you money. Find out where to find coupons and
how to use them. Reservations required. No child care available. For information or to sign up, call 452-5609. • Music and Movement Class: 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Whiting Pines Community Center, 509 B Cougar Circle, Whiting Pines. Toddlers welcome to attend. Presented by Balfour Beatty and FFSC’s New Parent Support Program. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • New Parent Support Safety 101: 10 a.m. Sept. 19. An informative class on child safety. Topics include: safe sleep, baby proofing and car seat safety (with demonstration by a certified child passenger safety technician). For more information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Pensacola Humane Society: 5 North Q St. Groom and exercise cats and dogs, clean cages and dog runs, process adoptions, feed animals, do laundry and help with office tasks. Single volunteers can work at any time, groups need to set up a time. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Building, painting, framing and some clerical needs. Group assists lower income and/or disabled people by building and restoring homes. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • Y.M.C.A.: Whether you can give
just a few hours or can work a regular schedule, the Y.M.C.A. can find a place to use your talents. Opportunities include: Working with youth sports teams; helping with housekeeping, landscaping and maintenance; enhancing child care programs with enrichment activities; providing clerical and administrative assistance; supporting special events; and assisting with wellness programs. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours you work to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532, go to www.facebook.com/ nasPensacolaCommunityOutreach or e-mail the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.
Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and
9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.
Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.
NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.
Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For NASP Corry Station worship information, call 452-6376.
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.
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