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Military training exercises set for Sept. 10 and 12 ... Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola will be participating in several

exercises Sept. 10 and 12. The exercises will have minimal impact on normal operations, but there may be an occasional traffic delay including the Main Gate. Thank you for your patience; exercises like these ensure the security and protection of everyone onboard NAS Pensacola. – NASP Public Affairs

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Final issue of Gosport: Sept. 27 Friends and fans of the Gosport, For the past 98 years, the Gosport newspaper has provided news and information regarding Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. I must announce that the final edition of the paper will be printed on Sept. 27, 2019, but we will continue to provide news and information electronically through the NAS Pensacola social media sites. It was not an easy decision, but with the changing culture of more and more news being delivered electronically, the decision was made to stop printing the newspaper and push more information out through social media. NAS Pensacola currently has a Facebook page (@ NASPCOLA), Twitter (@ N A S P C O L A) and Instagram (@ naspensacola). We will also be adding a YouTube channel soon to highlight news happening on NAS Pensacola. At the NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office, we will remain committed to providing current and relevant news and information to our diverse population stationed in the Pensacola area, have retired in Pensacola or are visiting Pensacola. Our social media sites will allow us to provide you with news faster across multiple communication platforms. I thank you for your support of the Gosport and look forward to continuing to provide you with news about the best Navy installation in the world. If you have questions about this transition, please send an e-mail to nasp_pao_ webpage@navy.mil. Thank you, Jason Bortz Public Affairs Officer NAS Pensacola

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NAS Pensacola to honor Navy Gold Star Program

Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola honored the sacrifices of service members and their families Sept. 27, 2018, as part of the nationwide program Bells Across America. (Above) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Sammy Cohen presents the flag as bell ringer Airman Cole Spaid, officials and participants look on. File photo by Mike O’Connor By Carolyn Gray NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office

The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will host a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members Ceremony at 11 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. The guest speaker will be Rev. Peter A. McLaughlin, a Catholic priest at NAS Pensacola and a Gold Star survivor. As an initiative of the Navy Gold Star

Program, ceremonies will be conducted concurrently throughout the United States on this date to remember and celebrate the lives of fallen service members from all branches of the military, regardless of their cause of death. The Navy Gold Star Program serves as the advocate for the families and provides support, information and services such as reserved Gold Star family parking. Base Commanders have designated parking in various locations such as the Commissary, Navy Exchanges, FFSC and Military

Treatment Facilities (MTF) to promote awareness, educate the military community on the sacrifices of families of deceased active duty and to honor their loss. Janet Thomas of the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has been the NAS Pensacola Gold Star liaison for two years. “The ceremony is a nice way to remember our fallen military members and to show our support to the (families) in the local community,” Thomas said. More than 800 guests attended last year’s ceremony to honor the commitment and sacrifice of the 124 names that were read aloud. Also in attendance were 35 Gold Star family members. “There are many unidentified Gold Star families in our community and want to make sure they know that they have the opportunity to participate in this ceremony and the Gold Star Program,” Thomas said. “We want to make it meaningful for the families of the fallen service members.” For this year’s ceremony, the names will be read by the NAS Pensacola Command Master Chief Mario Rivers and Patrick Nichols, a retired Air Force major and Gold Star family member. “It’s an honor to be part of this year’s ceremony honoring fallen service members and their families,” Rivers said. “In addition to remembering the service members that gave the ultimate sacrifice, we want to show our support to the families in our community.” If you wish to have a fallen service member’s name added to the list or if you need more information, contact Janet Thomas at 452-5990.

NETSAFA announces International Military Student Officers of the Year By Dustin Gautney Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Four International Military Student Officers (IMSO) received the 2018 IMSO of the Year Award during the 28th Maritime IMSO Workshop Aug. 27. Civilian and military administrators who work with international military students (IMS) attend the three-day event to network and discuss topics related to the unique requirements of managing international training programs. Capt. Lawrence E. Meehan, director

for U.S. Central Command and Saudi division, Navy International Programs Office (NIPO), was the keynote speaker. “The ‘soft power’ – the ability to aid, advise and build relationships with international military students is at the heart of the IMSO,” Meehan said. “That ‘soft power’ is one of the greatest exports of the U.S. government and central to the IMSO program.” Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) conducts the workshop on behalf of See IMSO on page 2

Onboard NAS Pensacola, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress prepares to get underway to pre-position for post-Hurricane Dorian response operations Aug. 29. The Coast Guard often relocates and pre-stages assets for storm avoidance to ensure they are ready to respond immediately following a hurricane. Photo courtesy of Cutter Cypress

2nd Fleet ships, aircraft depart Dorian’s path From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs

Billy Martin (center), Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Simon Stewart III (left of center) and Lt. Antoine Adams (right of center) receive the 2018 International Military Student Officer (IMSO) of the Year Award from Capt. David W. Stallworth (right), Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity commanding officer, and Capt. Lawrence E. Meehan (left), Navy International Programs Office during the 28th Maritime IMSO Workshop.

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – Hampton Roads-based ships and aircraft are leaving the area today (Sept. 4), as Hurricane Dorian is forecast to bring high winds and heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic coast. “Based on the current track of the storm, we made the decision to begin to sortie our Hampton Roadsbased ships and aircraft,” Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, who gave the order said. “This allows time for our assets to transit safely out of the path of the storm.” Ships are leaving from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek and will remain at sea until the threat from the storm subsides. Aircraft See Dorian on page 2

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CNATTU Norfolk emphasizes hands-on training with new MQ-8C Fire Scout trainers By Aviation Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Jeffrey P. Helgesen Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Norfolk Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – Instructors at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU), Norfolk completed their first MQ-8C Fire Scout pilot course using one of two new custombuilt maintenance trainers Aug. 29. The addition of these brandnew facilities enables the Navy to provide much-needed training on the latest evolution of the Fire Scout. Over the summer, CNATTU Norfolk added the Composite Maintenance Trainer (CMT) and Avionics Maintenance Trainer (AMT) to assist with teaching aviation electrician’s mates, aviation electronics technicians, aviation machinist’s mates (AD), and aviation structural mechanics (AM) on all aspects of the MQ-8C Fire Scout. Previously, “C” School training was only available for the MQ-8B, a far different variation of the aircraft. The eight-week MQ-8C Airframes and Power Plants Organizational Maintenance Course, a journeyman-level “C” school, teaches AMs

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Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Sean Wylie, Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Brandom Womak, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Apprentice May Coale, work on a newly acquired MQ-8C Fire Scout trainer as part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit’s eight-week pilot course in Norfolk, Virginia using one of two new custom-built maintenance trainers on Aug. 19.

and ADs how to perform maintenance at the squadron level and uses the Fire Scout CMT to enable students to perform the actual tasks that will be required of them at their squadrons. About 75 percent of the course consists of hands-on training. “CNATTU Norfolk is proud to provide the highest caliber of training to our Sailors,” Cmdr. R. Sudduth, CNATTU Norfolk’s commanding officer said. “The new Fire Scout trainers will enable us to stay at the forefront of naval aviation training and ensure that our

IMSO from page 1 NIPO in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of International Affairs and Foreign Policy and the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group. The IMSOs of the Year are recognized for their sustained superior performance in IMSO knowledge, dedication and innovation. Criteria looked at for selection includes student throughput; administration compliance; extraordinary effort providing IMS and dependent support; creativity, depth and effectiveness

Sailors arrive in the fleet with the tools they need to work on this cutting-edge technology.” The MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter, is the highly advanced successor to the MQ-8B, which the Navy has used since 2006. The MQ-8C provides upgraded capabilities to the Navy that includes reconnaissance, detailed targeting support, situational awareness and aerial fire support. “We specifically designed this course to be laboratory intensive,” Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Destinee

Riesing, one of the MQ-8C instructors said. “Our new CMT is equipped to support that goal. Out of the 290 hours in the course, we only spend 60 in the classroom. This allows our students to receive critical, hands-on experience and as instructors, allows us to return to our roots – turning wrenches.” Students of the course are skilled Sailors from the fleet, returning for continuous training to ensure they have the knowledge necessary to perform at their highest level. Sailors will receive a Navy Enlisted Classification code specific to the MQ-8C upon graduation. The designator of this code is still being determined. Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Sean Wylie, of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, is one of the first students to complete the course. “I’m honored to be selected by the Navy to learn more about the MQ-8C,” Wylie said. “Training on this new platform is essential to the transformation of naval aviation in the future. This training enables me to share what I’ve learned with my fellow Sailors out in the fleet.” CNATTU Norfolk is the only learning site that will offer

maintenance training on the MQ-8C Fire Scout. Instructors and staff will take lessons learned from the CMT pilot course to continue to refine the training. “Aviation maintenance is the pivotal link to keeping our naval aircraft flying,” Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Womack, the second half of the MQ-8C instructor duo said. “Advancements in technology allow us to be ahead of the game; that is keeping our families safe. As an instructor, I am humbled to be a part of these changes as we move to a safer and more efficient Navy.” The eight-week long MQ8C Avionics Organizational Maintenance Course utilizing the Avionics Maintenance Trainer is scheduled to begin in September. CNATTU Norfolk is part of Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, a learning center under Naval Education and Training Command and a technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet.

of the Field Studies Program; and assistance provided to other IMSOs for the improvement of the overall IMSO program. The awardees are: • Billy Martin, Large Command IMSO of the Year • Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Simon Stewart III, Medium Command IMSO of the Year • Lt. Daniel Emma, Small Command IMSO of the Year • Lt. Antoine Adams, U.S. Coast Guard IMSO of the Year For more information about NETSAFA, visit https://www.netsafa. navy.mil.

Dorian from page 1 are being secured in hangars rated to withstand wind greater than anticipated onboard Naval Station Norfolk’s Chambers Field and Naval Air Station Oceana, while others are flown to alternate airfields to avoid the effects of the storm. Ships unable to get underway are taking extra precautions to avoid damage. Commanding officers have a number of options when staying in port, depending on the severity of the weather. Some of these options include adding additional mooring and storm lines, dropping the anchor and disconnecting shore power cables. All personnel and their families should review their Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) account (https://navyfamily.navy.mil) and review hurricane checklists in the event an evacuation is deemed necessary. Navy personnel and their families should visit the Ready Navy website at https://ready.navy.mil and follow Twitter (@ReadyNavy). Ready Navy provides information, tools and resources that empower the Navy family to more aptly prepare for, react and recover when faced with any emergency. CNRMA will continue to provide hurricane updates on Facebook (www. facebook.com/CNRMA.PAO) and Twitter (@CNRMA) as information is available. The NFAAS website is available at https://navyfamily.navy.mil.

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

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

personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Suite A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address or e-mailed to michael.f.oconnor@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or p­ atron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

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Awareness is not enough: Navy Medicine West teaches peer to peer suicide intervention Story, photo By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael O’Day Navy Medicine West

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uicide is the 10th leading cause of death in United States and has been on a steady rise for over decade. The suicide rate for active-duty Navy personnel, according to the Navy Personnel Command website, is 1.5 times greater than for adults who never served in the armed forces. While schools, civilian employers, and military commands across the country train more than 20 million Americans in CPR and basic first aid annually, less than 28,000 a year have been taught to save lives by preventing suicide. That’s something Capt. Mil Yi, regional chaplain at Navy Medicine West and pastoral care department head at Naval Medical Center San Diego is looking to change. “A lot of the courses we have teach awareness, and that’s good,” Yi said. “Awareness is the first step in preventing suicide. Now it’s time for peer to peer intervention. When you’re with your buddies and you get the feeling something is wrong, when you sense someone has thoughts of suicide, you don’t need to wait for help from the chaplain or medical. You can engage first aid and bandage the pain, keeping them safe until you can get them professional help.” In line with the Chief of Naval Operations’ “Every Sailor, Every Day” campaign, which seeks to empower behavior change by providing Sailors and families with

tips to support themselves and each other, is Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, interactive workshop designed for everyone. ASIST can provide family, friends, and community members, as well as those in formal helping roles, with the skills necessary to ensure they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help. Participants learn to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Workshop participants learn how everyday stresses can add up and overwhelm people to a breaking point. Much like small creeks, streams, and storm drains come together, causing a river to overflow its banks, and how taking away just one tributary can relieve the pressure and save a life.

Capt. Mil Yi (center), regional chaplain at Navy Medicine West and department head at Naval Medical Center San Diego, listens to a student during a group discussion at an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in San Diego. ASIST is a twoday workshop to help understand what suicide is, how to recognize those thoughts and behaviors in other people, and to practice specific ways to intervene and provide resources for people in need. Navy chaplains often offer this training to the Sailors and Marines they serve as part of religious ministry and suicide prevention efforts.

“This skill training helps individuals from different ranks throughout the military be able to engage and be willing to say ‘are you thinking about killing yourself,’” said Yi. According to several peer-reviewed research studies, evidence shows the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is an effective way to help address the problem of suicide. “The course teaches you to be ready and able,” Yi said. “The willingness to help will come as you go through the course as you develop the skills. You want to be that first aid. You want to be that first aid worker. You want to be the life guard to save someone from the river of suicide.” ASIST classes are locally led. For information about upcoming classes please contact your local Pastoral Care office.

Send a description of your suicide prevention efforts to be featured in the local Lifelink Spotlight by: • Tagging @U.S. Navy Operational Stress Control in your Facebook content; • Tagging @NavStress in your Twitter content; • Using the hashtag ‘#1SmallACT’ on Instagram; or • E-mailing navysuicideprevention@ gmail.com. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a supervisor, chaplain or a friend. You are not alone. If you or anybody you know is having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255), available 24-hours a day for help. You can talk, chat or text anonymously with a crisis counselor who can get you in touch with additional resources.

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Marines test Humvee replacement vehicle By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlyn E. Eads USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Public Affairs

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ORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, transported three configurations of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) for a load test Aug. 27. The JLTV will begin replacing the Humvee as one of the U.S. Marine Corps’ and U.S. Army’s primary tactical personnel vehicles said Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Jose Alvarez, the combat cargo officer aboard Kearsarge. Alvarez said for the Marine Corps, the load test signifies a step closer to fleet implementation. The JLTV has two variants, the four-seat combat tactical vehicle (CTV) and the twoseat combat support vehicle (CSV). The CTV has three mission configurations: general purpose, heavy gun carrier and close combat weapons carrier. The CSV supports the utility/shelter

carrier mission. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines tested a heavy gun carrier CTV, close combat weapons carrier CTV, and a utility/shelter carrier CSV aboard Kearsarge for fit and maneuverability within a LHD class ship said Alvarez. “We’ll be replacing Humvees one for one with JLTVs,” Gunnery Sgt. Randy Ballarmstrong from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines said. “The Humvee is almost 20 years old, and needs to be replaced. The JLTV has better capabilities, technologies, and troubleshooting. It’s faster, bigger and can go through almost anything.” The primary difference

Master Gunnery Sgt. Kiel Allen directs a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) onto the brow of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is currently conducting a post-deployment maintenance availability following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Vermeulen

between the JLTV and Humvee is the armor capabilities, said Hal Roby, the test project officer for amphibious demonstrations at Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. “The armor is built into the vehicle unlike the Humvees where it’s added on,” Roby said. “The under armor and the armor wrapped around

the JLTV is much stronger and more capable to withstand IEDs and other attacks.” Following the load test aboard Kearsarge in the morning, the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines spent the afternoon performing an additional load test aboard the San Antonioclass amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24).

Kearsarge is currently conducting a postdeployment maintenance availability following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. For more news from USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), visit http://www.navy.mil/local/ lhd3/ and https://www. facebook.com/kearsarge.

CIWT Det. Goodfellow modernizes its Navy Analysis and Reporting Course By Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Ryan J. Marriott, Center for Information Warfare Training Det. Goodfellow Public Affairs

SAN ANGELO, Texas (NNS) – The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Det. Goodfellow completed the final pilot run of a modernized capstone simulation for its cryptologic technician (collection) (CTR) students attending the Navy Analysis and Reporting Course (NARC) onboard Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 23. The capstone simulation program, known onboard Goodfellow as “Loneshark” offers the first realworld training environment for the NARC, which closely resembles a team-trainer style environment. It capitalizes on a true joint-training opportunity as it focuses on fusing members of all branches of the military into a single, cohesive unit and forces them to work together as a team to find solutions to complex problems. Students must utilize knowledge gained throughout their time in the NARC to properly analyze and report on a developing situation. Over the last nine months, Navy instructors have refined and modernized the program, and now have a scenario that helps the students focus on the maritime picture in a large theater of operations. “The capstone scenario event provides the

apprentice-level Sailors a chance to experience operating within in watch floor as close to a realistic as possible, which provides a safe training environment for failure,” Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Aaron Buchs, a recent NARC graduate said. “For senior Sailors, it also provides a refresher and a valuable mentorship opportunity in the operational lab.” The simulation is facilitated by the NARC’s expert instructors, who not only quality check the students’ analysis and reports, but also add a little situational pressure to the training environment. Like a real watch floor, there are area supervisor positions, reporting positions, and tracking positions–each responsible for a specific task all overseen by a team supervisor. The facilitators switch out these positions not only at the start of each day, but throughout the course of the simulation with little or at no notice so that each student is confident and understands the responsibilities of each position. Leadership teams from both the Navy and the Air Force drop in unexpectedly to get situational briefings from supervisors, simulating the unexpected top leadership visits to watch floors that happen around the world. “As a recent addition to ‘Loneshark’ the U.S. Navy’s NARC personnel have proven themselves to be professional, enthusiastic, adaptive and imaginative

joint partners in their approach to participation in the simulation environment,” Harry LaClair III, chief, emerging technology, 316th Training Squadron said. “Their instructor cadre brings years of experience and professional naval insight to the enterprise. Future operations will provide further challenging interaction across multi-domain environments, in a scalable, and increasingly complex, modular exercise.” Moving forward, the CIWT Det. Goodfellow and the 316th Training Squadron instructors will modernize existing scenarios, as well as creating new ones, to keep the simulations as close to real world as possible. CIWT Det. Goodfellow is one of two detachments assigned to CIWT. With four schoolhouse commands, two detachments, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan, CIWT is recognized as Naval Education and Training Command’s top learning center for the past three years. Training more than 21,000 students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid.

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Navy completes its largest cloud migration to date

Personnel Specialist 1st Class Susan Figueroa (right) and Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Martinez compile pay audit reports aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf

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ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) “tech refresh” completed Aug. 19, 10 months ahead of the projected completion date – the Navy’s largest system migration to the cloud. Nearly $70 billion flows into the U.S. economy annually through Navy ERP, which manages more than half the Navy’s finances. “The magnitude of this accomplishment is incredible,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The

Navy ERP tech refresh is our largest system cloud migration to date and will enhance the performance of our force.

“I am proud of the team efforts to accomplish this on an accelerated schedule, cutting the projected timeline nearly

in half,” Spencer said. “The team managed this through innovative approaches to problem solving and close collaboration with integration teams, network engineers and industry partners.” This tech refresh culminated roughly three years of planning and preparation, involving tens of thousands of hours of effort. The migration is a critical step in modernizing financial management capabilities. Thomas Harker, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASN [FM&C]), stressed its significance to the simplification and modernization of the department’s financial reporting process. “The Navy ERP tech refresh is a major milestone toward consolidating all Department of the Navy financial systems into a single general ledger, which is essential to the department’s ability to produce accurate financial information, obtain a clean audit opinion and improve our data analytic capability.” With the cutover complete, Navy ERP, deployed to about 72,000 users across six Navy commands, is now entirely cloud-based, operating significantly faster in memory, data storage and processing. Prior to the migration, Navy ERP operated on a Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) serverbased Oracle platform. During the tech refresh, Navy ERP upgraded to the SAP HANA

(high-performance analytic appliance) cloud-based platform. The Navy ERP program is managed by Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems’ (PEO EIS) Navy Enterprise Business Solutions program management office. Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems Ruth Youngs Lew added, “In addition to supporting PEO EIS’ goals of delivering an enhanced and positive customer experience and enhancing data-driving decision-making, the shift of Navy ERP to the cloud supports the goal to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption. We are already seeing significant benefits in performance such as report runtimes.” Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) develops and sustains the Navy ERP in support of the program office. “This major transition of our ERP system will not only improve system performance, it provides the fleet and NAVSUP Enterprise enhanced resilience and survivability that further strengthens Navy readiness and supply chain visibility,” noted NAVSUP Commander Rear Adm. Michelle Skubic. NAVSUP BSC supports ERP business operations and functional processes within the NAVSUP Enterprise that drive innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet the Navy’s current and future business requirements.

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Niceville local earns wings of gold at NAS Whiting Field By Julie Ziegenhorn NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer

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t.j.g. Ray Nilsson, who hails from his hometown of Niceville, Florida earned his wings of gold in front of family and friends at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) in Milton Aug. 9. Nilsson’s mother Air Force retired Col. Cheryl Nilsson, his father Mark and brother U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kennedy Nilsson attended the ceremony at Whiting Field. Kennedy pinned the wings of gold on his brother, culminating the completion of rigorous primary and advanced helicopter training. “To be able to train close to home has been a privilege,” Nilsson said. Nilsson attended Niceville High School and graduated from Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College. He attended college at Purdue

University, Indiana, and received his commission as a naval officer through Officer Candidate School. He is a third generation military man, with his mother serving in the Air Force and both Nilsson’s grandfathers serving in the U.S. Army (Above) Kennedy Nilsson pins wings of gold on his brother Lt.j.g. Ray Nilsson after he completed helicopter training at NAS Whiting Field in Milton. Photo by Jamie Link, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office during World War II. “It’s an honor to have an opportunity to carry (Left) Lt.j.g. Ray Nilsson, on three generations of U.S. Navy, stands with his military service,” he family in front of a TH-57 commented. “This is Sea Ranger helicopter. He something I’ve wanted to received his wings of gold do my whole life.” onboard NAS Whiting Field Nilsson now moves on Aug. 9. Photo by Jamie Link, to Norfolk, Virginia to NAS Whiting Field Public Aflearn his advanced fleet fairs Office platform, the MH-60S helicopter.

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McDavid native trains U.S. Navy future warfighters; See page B2 “Spotlight”

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

In September, remember: Have a plan From www.ready.gov

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ational Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas. The devastating hurricanes and wildfires last year reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. Hurricanes: Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. • Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. • Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland. • Are most active in September. • If you are under a hurricane warning, find safe shelter right away. • Determine how best to protect yourself from high winds and flooding. • Evacuate if told to do so. • Take refuge in a designated storm shelter, or an interior room for high winds. • Listen for emergency information and alerts. • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows. • “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes. • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy

This week’s Hurricane Dorian shows the dangers hurricane season can bring. The risk peaks in September; be ready now. More resources can be found online at https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

rain. • Practice going to a safe shelter for high winds, such as a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter. The next-best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not subject to flooding. • Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place. • Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route and shelter locations. • Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. • Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies. • Protect your property. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves in plumbing to prevent backups. Consider hurricane shutters. Review insurance policies. When a hurricane is 36 hours from arriving: • Turn on your TV or radio in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • Re-stock your emergency preparedness kit. Include food and water sufficient for at

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least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash and first aid supplies. • Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, e-mail or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded. • Review your evacuation zone, evacuation route and shelter locations. Plan with your family. You may have to leave quickly so plan ahead. • Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes. When a hurricane is 18 to 36 hours from arriving: • Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions. • Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks) and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building. • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option

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is to board up windows with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit. When a hurricane is six to 18 hours from arriving: • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • Charge your cell phone now so you will have a full battery in case you lose power. When a hurricane is six hours from arriving: • If you are not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home or where you are and let friends and family know where you are. • Close storm shutters, and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. • Continue to monitor your TV/radio every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. Be safe AFTER: • Listen to authorities for information and special instructions. • Be careful during clean-up. Wear protective clothing and work with someone else. • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off electricity at the main breaker or fuse box to prevent electric shock. • Avoid wading in flood water, which can contain dangerous debris. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water. • Save phone calls for emergencies. Phone systems are often down or busy after a disaster. Use text messages or social media to communicate with family and friends. • Document any property damage with photographs. Contact your insurance company for assistance. For more, go to https://www.ready.gov/ hurricanes.

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September 6, 2019

McDavid native trains U.S. Navy future warfighters By Lt. Kat Smith Navy Office of Community Outreach

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ailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to U.S. Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), this obligation falls upon hard-charging, professionals who train and mentor the Navy’s future warfighters. Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Moretz, a native of McDavid, Florida, is an instructor at NETC, providing the fleet with sailors who possess the basic technical knowledge and skills necessary for naval service. “The sense of pride training furture engineers for the fleet is what I enjoy most about teaching,” Moretz said. Instructors are experts in the subject matter they teach, and they provide cuttingedge technical training transforming new recruits into mission-ready sailors. Moretz, a 2013 graduate

of Northview High School, credits success as an instructor to many of the lessons learned growing up in McDavid. “I learned a great work ethic by working long hours and this really prepared me for my job as an engineer and helped me to adapt well to the Navy cu lt u re,” Moretz said. N E T C educates and trains those who serve our nation, taking them from streetto-fleet by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development. Six commands provide a continuum of professional education and training at NETC in support of Surface Navy requirements preparing

Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Moretz, a native of McDavid, Florida. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jesse Hawthorne

enlisted sailors and officers to serve at sea, providing apprentice and specialized skills training to 7,500 sailors a year. A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water; 80 percent of the world’s population lives close to a

coast; and 90 percent of all global trade by volume travels by sea. Moretz plays an important role in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances, and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy. “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships,” Secretary of the Navy Richard

V. Spencer said. “Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities.” Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community and career, Moretz is most proud being appointed as the engineering duty officer while serving on a ship. “The engineering officer entrusted me with the department in port,” Moretz said. “This gave me a great sense of pride knowing I was being entrusted with the responsibility based on my knowledge and integrity.” Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Moretz, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Moretz is honored to carry on the family tradition. “Several of my family members served in the military but most importantly, my dad did,” Moretz said. “I’m working hard to beat him out of his pay grade.” As a member of one of the Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Moretz and other instructors, know they are part of a legacy lasting beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. “There’s a sense of honor serving my country while seeing the world and training junior sailors,” Moretz said. “I continue to learn every day.”

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Command Lines &Worship Schedule

• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Oct. 2. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., Sept. 25. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the non-pregnant partner. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 15. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • 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 victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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 2934561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342.

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • 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 NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel –

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For more, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www. annunciationgoc.org. • Grace Christian Church – (a nondenominational Christian Church/ Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m.


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Opera After Dark at Gallery Night By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer Something new is taking over Museum Plaza behind the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum for Gallery Night, and it isn’t what you’re thinking. Four singers will be commanding the night with popular theater songs, and a few arias. It’s not your typical Gallery Night, but the Pensacola Opera is aiming kick off their spring season with their first-ever outdoor night concert Sept. 20, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Gallery Night performance, called “Opera After Dark,” will take place on the new stage at the Museum Plaza and will offer food trucks, local vendors and glow sticks for attendees. The free concert is aimed to introduce the opera to a younger audience who may not know what the expect from their productions. The concert will feature the four artists in residence that will be at Pensacola Opera for the season. These singers are professional opera singers at the beginning of their careers and are some incredible talents. The singers will also be a part of every major production during the opera’s season, including all their main stage performances. However, for Opera After Dark, Cody Martin, director of education and artists in residence, said they aim to do more than just preview the season. While there may be a couple of pieces to give the audience a taste of what to expect from the larger

Opera After Dark will be the opera’s first full outdoor concert at night. It will take place at Museum Plaza during Gallery Night Sept. 20 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Pensacola Opera

productions, there will also be popular songs that theater buffs and a more general audience will recognize and enjoy. A live pianist will accompany the singers for the performance. The Opera is hoping that its after dark concert will be the only place people will want to go during September’s Gallery Night. “It’s going to be a totally different kind of music,” Martin said. “It’s going to be a really fun atmosphere. With a food trucks and everything, it’ll be a kind of one-stop shop where you can hang out with your friends, eat and enjoy some really top-notch music. We have some really incredible singers who are going

to be with us this night. “You can look forward to unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Gallery Night before, for sure,” Martin continued. “I think people might be thinking about this like the karaoke stage at the top Palafox, but it’s really something a lot more. It’s upscale, it’s unique. Something you’re not going to be able to experience at most Gallery Nights.” For a full schedule of Pensacola Opera’s main stage performances or to buy tickets, visit pensacolaopera.com. The Opera will also be putting on smaller performances throughout the year. The calendar can also be found on their website or by visiting them on social media.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY and the Lost “The Lion King “The Lion King “Dora and the Lost t “Dora City of Gold” (PG) (2019)” (PG) (2019)” (PG) City of Gold” (PG) 5:30 p.m. 3D: 2:30 p.m. 2D: 12:30 p.m. 5 p.m. c 2D: Noon Stories to Tell “Scary Stories to Tell “Scary Stories to Tell h “Scary in the Dark” (PG13) “Hobbs and Shaw” in the Dark” (PG13) in the Dark” (PG13) 8:20 p.m. (PG13) 3 p.m. 7:10 p.m. a M o v i e

“Hobbs and Shaw” (PG13) 5 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “The Lion King (2019)” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“The Kitchen” (R) 7:30 p.m.

5 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “The Kitchen” (R) 8:10 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“Hobbs and Shaw” (PG13) 6 p.m.

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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“Hobbs and Shaw” (PG13) 6 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time in Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 Hollywood” (R) through 11, free for 5 and younger 6 p.m. 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) 5 p.m. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “Hobbs and Shaw” (PG13) 6 p.m.

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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 4523806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Pop-Up Playdates: Pop-Up Playdates will be hosted throughout NASP and NASP Corry Station the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from now until Sept. 24. Make new friends in the community. The next playdate will be at the Ski Beach new playground, Sept. 10 Try this from 10 a.m. to noon. Character For more information, • Breakfast: Get your call 452-3806. • MWR Fitness favorite costume ready to meet some of your Challenges: characters. Throughout the month favorite Be sure to mark your of September MWR will for the be honoring 9/11 with calendar next MWR Character fitness challenges at tomorrow, fitness facilities around Breakfast Sept. 7 at the Mustin base. There will be holding a functional Beach Club. Tickets fitness chipper at are on sale now at the Portside Fitness the Tickets and Travel Center, Sept. 11 at 4 Office and cost $6 p.m. Pre-registration is per person. Get them required for this event. quick as this event is For more information sure to sell out. Call call 452-7810. Also, the 452-6354 for more Wenzel Fitness Center details.

will be hosting a 9/11 Remembrance Challenge from Sept. 11 to 25. Participants must complete nine fitness classes within 11 days to complete the challenge. Awards will be presented to those who complete the challenge. Sign up at Wenzel or call 452-6198 for more information. • Mark your calendars: Join MWR as they celebrate the Navy Birthday with a 5K fun run Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. All participants will be registered for a $100 gift card prize. Sign up at the Radford Fitness Center or call 452-9845 for more information. • Full Moon Float: Get set for a paddleboard race under the full moon Sept. 14 from nightfall, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. At the events, there will be free drinks, hotdogs and s’mores. Races include kayak, tandem kayak and paddleboard races. For more information, call 452-4152. • Are You Feeling Crafty: Join MWR at the Mustin Beach Club for a Scarecrow Craft Night Friday the 13th of September. For just $12 you can make your own scarecrow, enjoy snacks and a cash bar. • Breast Cancer Awareness 5K: MWR will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. starting at the Radford Fitness Center. A free T-shirt will be given for the first I00 to register. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 452-9845.

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

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Garage sale – Saturday 9/7 from 9am-12pm. 209 Marietta Avenue.

Baby full size high chair. $25. Paid $40. 850-941-8554 Space saver highchair $25. 850-941-8554

Garage Sale – Saturday 9/14 from 8am – 1pm. 807 Fleming Way.

Wanted Wanted. Large recliner, prefer non rocker. 850 434 5398 lv msg. LACROSSE COACHES NEEDED for boys and girls youth teams. Volunteer position, background check required. Contact Jon 575-7493444, pbysa.org/lacrosse. Waiting for Orders or on a hold? SOS Tree Service hiring responsibleTree/Landscaping people. FT/PT 7days/wk. Exp preferred not required. Military or Civilian. CDL preferred not required. Call John 850-483-1489.

Handyman Services In need of magazine, newspaper, package or distributing/ delivery services?! Reliable competitive rates. Call Judy @ 850-377-8277

Articles for Sale 2 large palm tree paintings. 2 large beach paintings. Brand new hanging light features. $25-$40 ea. 850-453-9002

Baby stroller. $15. 850-941-8554 Coleman powermate generator. $175. 850-944-5763 Folding tables. $20 each. 850944-5763 Large planter for sale. Looks just like a 6cu ft. wheel barrow. 850-944-5763 Auto

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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Sport Utility 4D model. Automatic transmission. Asking $3,200 OBO. 2,300 highway miles. 850-529-6397

Trucks / Vans / SUV’s 2018 Gulfstream Travel Trailer, 25 ft. Comes with all the stuff plus extras. Only used on one trip of 120 miles. This item is priced to sell. 850-777-9831

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Ladies pants. Size 20W. All with pockets. Solid colors. Excellent condition. $6 ea. 418-4614 or 944-8886 – Please no text.

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Ladies capri pants. Size 20W. All with pockets. Solid colors. Excellent condition. $5 ea. 418-4614 or 944-8886 – Please no text.

Room for rent – washer/dryer. 1 block from front gate of NAS. $100 per week 850-207-8231

Umbrella infant stroller. Excellent condition. $10. 418-4614 or 944-8886 – Please no text. Queen sofa bed. Plush with mattress. Gently used. $700. 530-4847 Samsung smart Tv 50 inch. The tv is in the box ready to go. $250 is the asking price. Look at the price in the px at the same tv. This is a bargain. Cemetery burial plot (single) at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Lot 271, “A” “1”. Nice location. Currently selling for $1595.00, Asking $1395.00. Estate Sale- 3 Bedroom Set 2 King 1K & 1 Queen set 800.00. DR & LR set $600.00 Lots of fishing and Boating items. Garage items for sale. 850-723-6381 Elliptical ProForm 390e, Excellent condition, Software works, 12 workouts, Pick up only, $125. Dresser, Solid wood, Chabby chic, 48”H,36”W, $65. (404) 617-9759 Can text photos. OEM 3X5 rubber bed mat, Canyon/Colorado, new in box, never used. 850-475-4026

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2/2 1600 sq ft waterfront condo on Lake Charlene. Washer/dryer,granite,garage, patio, quiet. 1100/mo/ sec dep.Great place to live!Call:410-963-0422

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2 BDR,2 BATH WATERFRONT/GOLF COURSE CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER. POOL, PIER, EXERCISE RM. 24/7 DOORMEN. CLOSE TO NAS, NAVY HOS. & VA. $195K. 850-375-0446 1 bedroom 1.5 bath Pensacola Beach condo for rent from Sept 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. Furnished, power, Internet included. Someone can rent for the entire six month period or just for 1,2,3,4 or 5 months. We are flexible. $1,950 per month. Call Eric 850-982-8102 SPAIN 1BR/1BA Nerja Costa Del Sol. Furnished. 140 degree sea view. Minimum 2 months 1 day = $915 total. Perfect for retirees out of ROTA to use as a Spain-Touring base. Call or email: walexa6282@aol.com. (P) 615-957-2702.

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