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Commissary to be closed for reset ... The NAS Pensacola Commissary (5800 West Highway 98) has been advised by DeCA headquarters that it will undergo a total store reset in September. To accomplish the reset, the commissary will shut down early Sept. 16. Store officials said the commissary will close at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 instead of at the regular 7 p.m. closing time. Officials said the commissary will be closed Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 and will reopen at its normal time (8 a.m.) Sept. 19. Store officials regret the inconvenience the closing will cause patrons. For more information, call 452-6880.

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Hurricane Isaac’s waves unearth inert cannonballs onboard NASP Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

Gov. Rick Scott onboard NAS Pensacola... Florida Gov. Rick Scott got the full VIP treatment Aug. 30 when he visited NAS Pensacola. The governor’s tour of historic attractions included stops at the National Flight Academy and the National Naval Aviation Museum. Scott was in Pensacola to promote travel to the Panhandle and talk with hospitality and tourism leaders about economic recovery from Hurricane Isaac. (Above) The tour group included Gov. Scott, Craig Dalton of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, retired Navy Vice Adm. Gerry Hoewing and Dr. Pam Northrup of the University of West Florida. Photo by Janet Thomas

NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony From NASP PAO

In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will hold a ceremony at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard the base at 8 a.m., Sept. 11, immediately following morning colors.

NASP Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Plummer, will be guest speaker for the event, which will include, the traditional “twobell ceremony,” a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps” performed by the NASP Honor Guard. The public is invited to attend.

Beach erosion caused by Hurricane Isaac’s rough waves unearthed a cache of sandy, rusty Civil War-era cannonballs near the shore of NAS Pensacola’s Lake Frederic Aug. 29. A standby team of three EOD personnel from Eglin Air Force base, along with base and safety officials, examined the cache Aug. 30. Nine hollow shell-type cannonballs of about 10” diameter were found in a shallow hole in the sand above the normal high water line. The EOD team – Air Force Capt. Nick Pulire, Staff Sgt. Daniel Garrett and Senior Airman Matthew Workoff – determined the cannonballs were inert and posed no danger. A metal-detector sweep of the area determined there were no others, and the cannonballs were dug out and removed. “We found what looked to be Civil War-era cannonballs,” Pulire said. “They were severely corroded, but when you check inside where the fuse well is, you can see there are no explosives inside. It’s just an actual metal shell.” NavFac SE Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola took possession of the cannonballs as historical artifacts for further study. “Right now, they are soaking in water,

NATTC students return from hurricane evacuation By AECS(AW/SW) Thomas E. Hebert NATTC PAO

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students returned to NAS Pensacola Aug. 30 after staying out of harm’s way from Hurricane Isaac at Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. As a precaution more than 4,500 students were evacuated by bus to the Marine facility. During the orderly and well-executed evacua-

tion, students were issued food and water for the four-hour ride. “NATTC’s campus is in close proximity to Pensacola Bay and on low-lying land, which were contributing factors for ordering the evacuation,” said Capt. James Daniels, of NATTC’s commanding officer. To protect assets and minimize collateral damage, major equipment, including aircraft used for

NATTC Marine students on the evacuation bus. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

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NAS Pensacola and Eglin EOD personnel examine a cache of Civil Warera cannonballs Aug. 30. The historical artifacts were unearthed by erosion caused by Hurricane Isaac’s waves and discovered by beachgoers.

which will keep them from rusting and help extract the salt,” said Carrie Williams Bourgeois, NavFac SE Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola cultural resources manager. “Once the majority of the salt is removed from the metal, then they can be cleaned and coated with a rust inhibitor to protect the metal and prevent

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NHP: West Nile virus precautions Lt. Michael Howard NHP Public Health Environmental Health Officer

Recent heavy rains have created favorable breeding conditions for mosquitoes, to include the ones which carry the West Nile virus (WNV). For that reason, the Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) director of public health would like remind everyone to practice prevention measures to avoid mosquito bites and to take necessary precautions to further reduce the threat of WNV. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can infect humans. The infection is asymptomatic or mild in nearly 80 percent of cases. In fewer cases, it causes a mild flulike illness. In only 1 in 150 cases, the illness can be

more severe. The majority of cases in the United States have been concentrated in Texas, with additional cases in Mississippi, Louisiana and fewer in other states. There have been five confirmed cases in Escambia County. As expected, the mosquito population may increase slightly due to hurricane rains and despite ongoing mosquito control and surveillance efforts. However, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) believes it’s unlikely that Hurricane Isaac will lead to

See West Nile on page 2

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Evacuated aircraft return home to NASP 2nd Lt. Keenan Kunst 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 33 aircraft evacuated to Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas in anticipation of Hurricane Isaac returned home to Naval Air Station Pensacola Aug. 31, after an all-clear was given by officials on the ground. The aircraft, which are collectively valued at nearly $141 million, belong to the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG), a geographically separated unit of the 12th Flying Training Wing (FTW). The initial order to evacuate the aircraft came down Aug. 25, and within 24

hours, the aircraft and 49 accompanying aircrew members were headed to JBSARandolph, out of the storm’s path. The evacuation was quick and efficient according to Col. Neil Allen, 479th FTG commander. “Of the five hurricane evacuations I have participated in, this one – by far – was the smoothest of my career,” he said. “It is an absolutely pleasure to work with such professionals.” The storm missed the Pensacola area and left no notable damage, however,

the aircraft evacuation was not overcautious, but a necessary preventive measure to avoid catastrophe. “For several days, storm predictions threatened us in a very real way,” said Allen to group members. “I urge you to not scoff future hurricanes. Those who were prepared for a storm that never materialized were wise. Those who did not were just lucky.” With the storm passed and dissipated, the 479th FTG have resumed training with an enhanced schedule

designed to get combat systems officer training back on schedule. “Some may question whether an operations tempo that includes weekend operations and increased daily schedules places timeline ahead of quality training,” said the colonel. “The answer is a definite no. The timeline is a part of our mission crosscheck because it adds predictability and efficiency to the pipeline.” “Training quality always wins out over training timeline; if the timeline suffers in order to ensure quality training, then so be it. I would rather graduate world-class CSOs late than a lesser aviator on time.”

Volunteers needed for coastal cleanup NASP Natural Resources

The International Coastal Cleanup is Sept 15. This year there are two areas in the community that need our help: 1. Fort Pickens entrance station: Need up to 100 volunteers to clean up old asphalt, 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 15. 2. Tarkiln Bayou State Park: Need up to 50 volunteers to clean the

Perdido Bay beachfront, 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 15, access via Blue Angel Recreation Park. Contact Mark W. Gibson, NASP natural resources manager at 4523131, ext. 3008, or NASP Community Outreach at 452-4755 to sign up for these two opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org/ and http://www.signuptocleanup.org/.

Cannonballs, believed to be Civil War-era, unearthed by Hurricane Isaac Aug. 30. The inert munitions are undergoing restoration for display. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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further degradation. Conservation is a lengthy process.” In time – and with research – it’s hoped the lost munitions’ story can be told. Mark W. Gibson, NASP’s natural resources manager, speculated the cannonballs may have been intended for use with a 10” siege or seacoast mortar, which uses an 88 pound shell (ball). The trove was discovered by beachgoers shortly after the storm.

According to NASP police officer Joseph Carter, the base’s beach areas had been secured to sightseers during the storm, so when patrolman Thomas Fisher noticed a car parked at Lake Frederic he stopped to investigate. A family exiting the area to their car notified Fisher of the find. Base personnel are reminded that it is illegal to disturb any historical artifacts found onboard the naval air station; they should be reported at once to the appropriate authorities.

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training, were moved into the school’s “Mega-Building” or Chevalier Hall, which houses several hangars. During the storm instructors and civilian employees sheltered in their homes. Isaac’s winds remained tropical storm strength in the Pensacola area, but the storm became a category one hurricane and made landfall late evening Aug. 28 near New Orleans. Training resumed Aug. 31 at the training command. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit their web site at https://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx or visit them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ #!/ pages/Naval-Air-TechnicalTraining-Center-NATTC/1 10447985678645. West Nile from page 1

a dramatic increase in the number of new cases of WNV. The most important information regarding WNV is focused on prevention. As WNV is carried by infected mosquitoes, the best defense is to minimize exposure to mosquito bites. This involves eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding areas with large mosquito populations, and personal protection. Mosquito breeding sites include areas of standing water and places that retain water around the yard. Personal protection involves minimizing time in mosquito infested areas, wearing appropriate cloth-

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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,

The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, 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, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@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 patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

ing and using effective mosquito repellants. The NHP Preventive Medicine Department will continue to work with the county health department to assure providers and patients are provided with the necessary information on the risk of WNV in our areas and understand the most effective preventive measures. The naval hospital is dedicated to the health and safety of its patients and will continue to take steps to assure that its patients have the most current information on the WNV threat and understand effective prevention measures against West Nile virus. If you have any questions, contact your naval hospital primary care provider.

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Scott Hallford 452-4466 scott.hallford@navy.mil Gosport Associate Editor

Mike O’Connor 452-2165 michael.f.oʼconnor.ctr@navy.mil Gosport Staff Writer

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Letters to the editor

Armstong was a hero to every 9-year-old boy who watched him take first step on the moon

Above: Apollo 11 landed on the moon July 20, 1969. This frame from a panoramic image of the landing site is the only good picture of mission commander Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Photo courtesy NASA Right: Armstrong was in Pensacola with other dignitaries May 11 for the opening of the National Flight Academy and the induction of retired Navy Capt. William Shepherd as an Honorary Naval Aviator at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Aug. 25 at age 82 due to complications from recent heart surgery, his family said. Photo by Janet Thomas

Commentary rules Commentaries are the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as official government, Navy or command policy statements. Reader submission are welcome but should not exceed 800 words. Submissions must be bylined and include a daytime phone number or e-mail contact for the writer. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with policy and standards. Address Commentary submissions to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil.

“How great was my childhood? Well, let me tell you. “It was July 20, 1969 – my 10th birthday was in less than a month, but that didn’t matter. No, all that had really mattered to me for the previous few weeks, heck the previous few years, was that we were going to land on the moon. And now the time to actually do it was at hand. Yes, we were landing – that’s the way ‘we’ – as in Americans – talked back then. It was if I had some integral part to play in the Apollo mission. I mean, I had helped in the Mercury missions (a little bit), and an even larger amount in the Gemini missions – right?! And I had darn sure done my part all throughout Apollo. My part, along with several million other 9-year-old boys, was to watch every bit of the space race on TV, read every scrap of news about the program, read dozens of books, wrote to the Marshall Space Flight Center and got autographed photos, posters, in-depth analysis of each and every stage of the of the Saturn 1B, and every printed detail about the massive Saturn V, the LEM, and the Command Module ever written. Another big part of my job was to – while watching every spaceflight – pray more earnestly than I had about anything in my life (or at least since the last space mission). And on that day, me and ‘Uncle’ Walter Cronkite – with some help from Buzz Aldrin and a steely-eyed Neil Armstrong – had landed men safely on the surface of the moon. You bet we were scared – well, at least Uncle Walter and I were. But they had made it. I know, because I heard Neil Armstrong say, amid a cacophony of pops and chirps and static, ‘Houston,

Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.’ Analysis after the mission showed that at touchdown there were only a few seconds of propellant burn time left. Geez, these astronauts were awesome. The guys at Mission Control weren’t the only ones turning blue – every 9-year-old worth his salt knew that the landing took longer than it was supposed to. “But we had done it. Man had landed on the moon. “A few hours later (no chance I wasn’t staying up and watching this – even if it was almost 10 p.m.) the man himself – Neil Armstrong – courageously opened the hatch on the lunar lander and made his way down the leg of the LEM to step on the moon’s surface. It was, as he said while making that last little jump: ‘One small step for (a) man. One giant leap for mankind.’ “My God – we did it. “Me, mom, dad, everyone I knew, had tears in their eyes and chill bumps all over. Yes, there was some ‘mess with America, will ya’ attitude, but it was more than that. Mr. Armstrong was a true-blue, former U.S. naval aviator, but he talked about mankind as in everyone had a hand in this exploration of space. “Even 9-year-old little boys. “That’s how great my childhood was. There are a lot of thanks to go around for that, but today, it all goes to one man. Thanks Mr. Armstrong. “Neil Alden Armstrong, hero: born Aug. 5, 1930; died Aug. 25, 2012.” Press on, Former Navy man Bill Heaton Birmingham, Ala.


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NOAA raises hurricane season prediction despite expected El Niño Hurricane Isaac’s near-miss on NAS Pensacola underscores necessity to prepare Hurricane names for 2012 Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene

From www.noaanews.noaa.gov

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season got off to a busy start, with 11 named storms to date, and may have a busy second half, according to the updated hurricane season outlook issued recently by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The updated outlook still indicates a 50 percent chance of a near-normal season, but increases the chance of an above-normal season to 35 percent and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent from the initial outlook issued in May.

Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the season – June 1 to Nov. 30 – NOAA’s updated seasonal outlook projects a total of: 12 to 17 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including: five to eight hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which: two to three could be major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph) The numbers are higher from the initial outlook in May, which called for nine-15 named storms, four-eight hurricanes and one-three major hurricanes. Based on a 30-year average, a normal Atlantic hurricane season produces 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William

Marines, mostly students from NAS Pensacola’s Naval Air Technical Training Center, gather before boarding buses Aug. 27 for evacuation due to Hurricane Isaac. Photo by Mike O’Connor

“We are increasing the likelihood of an above-normal season because storm-conducive wind patterns and warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures are now in place in the Atlantic,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center. “These conditions are linked to the ongoing high activity era for Atlantic hurricanes that began in 1995. Also, strong early-season activity is generally indicative of a more active season.” However, NOAA seasonal climate forecasters also announced that El Niño will likely develop in this month. “El Niño is a competing factor, because it strengthens the vertical wind shear over the Atlantic, which suppresses storm development,” Bell said. “We have a long way to go until the end of the season, and we shouldn’t let our guard down,” said Laura Furgione, acting director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “Hurricanes often bring dangerous inland flooding as we saw a year ago in the Northeast with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Even people who live hundreds of miles from the coast need to remain vigilant through the remainder of the season.” “It is never too early to prepare for a hurricane,” said Tim Manning, FEMA’s deputy administrator for protection and national preparedness. “We are in the middle of hurricane season and now is the time to get ready. There are easy steps you can take to get yourself and your family prepared. Visit www.ready.gov to learn more.” Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

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HURRICANE NAS Pensacola Emergency Managment Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785

For on-base emergency: 452-3333 for fire and ambulance; 452-8888 for NASP police NAS Whiting Field Emergency Center 623-7333 Emergency Communication Center 623-7193 (business/non-emergency) 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 Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Navy/Marine Corps Operation Prepare http://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNIC_HQ_Site/WhatWe Do/EmergencyManagement/OperationPreparedness/index.htm Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.bereadyescambia.com/ National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362) Santa Rosa County Emergency Management 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

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.org ESP (natural gas) 474-5300 http://www.espnaturalgas.com Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) (800) 225-5797 http://www.gulfpower.com AT&T (residential and business telephone service) (888) 331-0500 http://www.att.com Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) http://www.bereadyalliance.org

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 773-7620 http://www. floridaredcross.com

“Just because it’s an average year, remember – one storm makes it a bad year. It doesn’t take but one storm to make it a bad season.” – NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph 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


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NOAA raises hurricane season prediction despite expected El Niño Hurricane Isaac’s near-miss on NAS Pensacola underscores necessity to prepare Hurricane names for 2012 Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene

From www.noaanews.noaa.gov

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season got off to a busy start, with 11 named storms to date, and may have a busy second half, according to the updated hurricane season outlook issued recently by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The updated outlook still indicates a 50 percent chance of a near-normal season, but increases the chance of an above-normal season to 35 percent and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent from the initial outlook issued in May.

Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the season – June 1 to Nov. 30 – NOAA’s updated seasonal outlook projects a total of: 12 to 17 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including: five to eight hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which: two to three could be major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph) The numbers are higher from the initial outlook in May, which called for nine-15 named storms, four-eight hurricanes and one-three major hurricanes. Based on a 30-year average, a normal Atlantic hurricane season produces 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William

Marines, mostly students from NAS Pensacola’s Naval Air Technical Training Center, gather before boarding buses Aug. 27 for evacuation due to Hurricane Isaac. Photo by Mike O’Connor

“We are increasing the likelihood of an above-normal season because storm-conducive wind patterns and warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures are now in place in the Atlantic,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center. “These conditions are linked to the ongoing high activity era for Atlantic hurricanes that began in 1995. Also, strong early-season activity is generally indicative of a more active season.” However, NOAA seasonal climate forecasters also announced that El Niño will likely develop in this month. “El Niño is a competing factor, because it strengthens the vertical wind shear over the Atlantic, which suppresses storm development,” Bell said. “We have a long way to go until the end of the season, and we shouldn’t let our guard down,” said Laura Furgione, acting director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “Hurricanes often bring dangerous inland flooding as we saw a year ago in the Northeast with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Even people who live hundreds of miles from the coast need to remain vigilant through the remainder of the season.” “It is never too early to prepare for a hurricane,” said Tim Manning, FEMA’s deputy administrator for protection and national preparedness. “We are in the middle of hurricane season and now is the time to get ready. There are easy steps you can take to get yourself and your family prepared. Visit www.ready.gov to learn more.” Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

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HURRICANE NAS Pensacola Emergency Managment Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785

For on-base emergency: 452-3333 for fire and ambulance; 452-8888 for NASP police NAS Whiting Field Emergency Center 623-7333 Emergency Communication Center 623-7193 (business/non-emergency) 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 Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Navy/Marine Corps Operation Prepare http://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNIC_HQ_Site/WhatWe Do/EmergencyManagement/OperationPreparedness/index.htm Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.bereadyescambia.com/ National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362) Santa Rosa County Emergency Management 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

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.org ESP (natural gas) 474-5300 http://www.espnaturalgas.com Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) (800) 225-5797 http://www.gulfpower.com AT&T (residential and business telephone service) (888) 331-0500 http://www.att.com Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) http://www.bereadyalliance.org

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 773-7620 http://www. floridaredcross.com

“Just because it’s an average year, remember – one storm makes it a bad year. It doesn’t take but one storm to make it a bad season.” – NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph 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


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ABOVE: Samuel Davis holds a small snake. LEFT: Christopher Moehl flips doughnuts during a visit to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

NASP children have educational summer fun Story, photo by Cindy Taylor NAS Pensacola Youth Center

Above: Director Monica Foxal talks to Kiyana Russell and Ambreesia King during a bike rodeo. Below: Nicholas Aaron looks at artifacts during a field trip.

The third-graders and fourthgraders from the NAS Pensacola Youth Center had a busy summer. They traveled to places such as Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Elberta. The field trips were educational as well as fun for the children Each day, there were between 20 to 25 children in the group with youth program assistants Cindy Burns and Mike Bohanan. The children participated in the 4-H marine camp, where they got a chance to snorkel. The children learned about animals during a trip to the Environmental Studies Center in Mobile, learned about water life and took a boat ride at Weeks Bay Reserve in Fairhope, Ala., and visited the Fairhope Artifacts Museum for a full day of history. One of the group’s favorite field trips was to the Florida Public Archaeology Network lab in downtown Pensacola. The children got to sift, clean and classify artifacts from old archaeology dig sites. The children also enjoyed arts and crafts projects such as making dream catchers, wooden treasure boxes and stained glass sun ornaments. They planted their own garden consisting of tomatoes, squash, peppers, watermelon and many other vegetables. On Youth Center in-house days, they had cooking classes and made chocolate chip cookies, smores and pizza.

Logan Moberly and Deondre Houston team up on a cooking project. Jacob Petersen and Taniya Kufana make stained glass sun ornaments. This is one of the craft projects that the thirdgraders and fourth-graders did over the summer at the NASP Youth Center

There were special events such as a bike rodeo, a flea market, a talent show, a carnival and an Olympics day. Youth Center days also featured special guest speakers such as representatives from Escambia Search & Rescue, MMA Martial Arts, MWR

Aquatics and Escambia County sheriff’s officers. Topics included safety, self disciple and role modeling. The children even got a little work experience at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, where they got to work on the assembly line and flip doughnuts.

Too much stuff? Here’s the best and cheapest way to clear out the garage. List your stuff in a Gosport Classified. Rates are $9 for the first ten words and fifty cents for each additional word. Over 25,000 people see the Gosport every week. Go online to www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext. 24 to place your ad today.


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Jewelry show features wearable art

“Adorn – Art Jewelry,” the featured artists show at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, showcases the wearable art by eight gallery jewelers. Participating are Donna Freckmann, Lyn Gentry, Jan Kurtz, Meghan McMillan, Joy Oxley, Delia Stone, Holly Vaughn and Elaine Woodward. The show continues through Oct. 6. You can meet the artists at an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 7. The event will feature door prizes and live music by Lojah. A “Trunk Show Extravaganza” scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8, will feature door prizes as well as shopping opportunities. For more information, call 429-9100.

Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch

The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include tours, a book club, bridge, bunco, bowling and a chef’s night out. For information, call Karen Walker at 937-0700 or e-mail KAREN1stVP@cox.net.

Relief society offers ways to help others

Can you donate three or four hours of your time one or more days per week to help a service man or woman? If the answer is yes, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will provide free training and child care, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make someone’s life a little better. For more information, call 452-2300.

Sale scheduled at Fil-Am center

The Filipino-American Association of Pensacola Inc. has scheduled a huge garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8, at the Fil-Am Community Center, 234 West Oakfield Road, in Pensacola. The sale will feature a variety of items including live plants and fresh vegetables along with the Filipino foods such as lumpia, siopao, pancit, halohalo, sago and hopia. For more information, call Divina Herrera at 2926009 or Delia Stierwalt at 982-5003.

Coast Guard gathering scheduled

Coast Guard Friends and Family meets from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.

The screening, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 16, is being sponsored by the Friends of the Saenger in support of the Saenger’s pipe organ. Tickets are $5, and movie 10-pack tickets will be honored. The box office will open at 1 p.m. Sept. 16, or tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office. For more information, visit www.pensacola saenger.com.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest

Golden Corral, 2260 Langley Ave., on the corner of Ninth and Langley avenues. For more information, call 554-3858.

The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will hold its annual Oktoberfest at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mustin Beach Club. Tickets cost $40 and include a beer stein to take home, a German meal of brats-krautpretzel and unlimited beverages. The event will feature a 17-piece band, dancing and merriment. Tickets are on sale at the squadron’s office. Forms of payment are cash or check (made out to 2GAFTS). For more information, call 452-2693.

Semper Fi run to be held Sept. 15

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Marine Corps League and the Marine Corps Aviation Association are teaming up to present the 29th annual Semper Fi Charity Run Sept. 15. The race will start at the Blue Wahoos baseball stadium at 9 a.m. and end at Seville Quarter. Prerace events, including a flyover, will begin at the stadium at 8 a.m. Race participants may register online or with a mail-in form. Military units can contact childrensrun5k@gmail.com for information on discounts. For more information, visit www.semperfi charity.org or call 452-9460.

POW/MIA Luncheon to be Sept. 18

The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 14th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. Honored guests will be retired Air Force Col. Ronald J. Webb, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for six years, and retired Air Force Capt. Nat Mack, brother of Army Pfc. Ithiel E. Whatley (MIA since July 12, 1950). Cost is $17 per person. To make reservations, call 436-8552.

Saenger to show ‘Gone With the Wind’

The Pensacola Saenger Theatre has announced that “Gone With the Wind” is being added to the Classic Movies Series.

Runaway Sun, a blues-rock and Americana band from Houston, Texas, will make a tour stop in Pensacola to promote the band’s new record, “Let’s Run.” The show is scheduled for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Handlebar, 319 North Tarragona St. Tickets are $5 to $8. For more information, go to www.runaway sun.com or www.handlebarpensacola.com.

Second Division veterans plan reunion

The Florida Branch of the Second (Indianhead) Division Association will be holding its annual reunion Oct. 12-14 at the Best Western Space Shuttle Inn in Titusville, Fla. For reservations, call the hotel at (321) 269-9100 and say you are with the Second Division. For more information, call the branch secretary-treasurer, Donald Calnan, at (561) 742-5379 or send an e-mail to 2ida.mail@charter.net.

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Call Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076, or e-mail at artdetonnancourt1@cox.net. Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. For more information or to view a schedule go to http://coastalsoaring.org.


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September’s changes in your yard and garden By Theresa Friday Residential Horticultural Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County

Are you longing to “labor” in your garden? September marks the beginning of the fall gardening season. There’s a lot to do, so break out of the summer doldrums and head into the garden and landscape to begin those fall gardening chores. September is the prime time to plant many of the cool season vegetables. You can sow seeds of beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, collards, endive, escarole, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, parsley and radishes. If transplants of these are available, they can also be set out. If you plant early in the month, you can still plant some of the warm season vegetables including beans, cucumbers and summer squash. Fall is a great time to divide clumping perennials such as daylilies, mondo grass and liriope. Division is the quickest and easiest method of multiplying most herbaceous perennials. Simply dig the plants and shake off the soil. It will be apparent where to separate the plants into smaller units having roots and leaves.

It is also a good time to groom your roses, except for climbers. The fall pruning is lighter than in the spring; remove only about one-third of the shrub. Be sure to remove twiggy and unproductive growth along with any crossing or dead canes. All foliage is left on the bush at this time. September is also a good time to start your preparation for planting trees and shrubs. Planting during fall and early winter allows the plants to establish their root systems during our relatively mild winters. When hot weather arrives next summer, fall planted trees and shrubs are already well established and better able to cope with the heat stress. Choose your trees and shrubs carefully. Learn about the plant before you buy it. Know its mature height and its sun or shade requirements. Even a wellchosen tree or shrub can become a problem if planted in the wrong location. September is also the last month to fertilize Northwest Florida lawns. Do not fertilize too late, no later than Sept. 15. A late season application of high nitrogen fertilizer can cause a flush of new growth too late in the year. It “wakes” the plant up at a time when it

September is the last month to fertilize Northwest Florida lawns. Do not fertilize too late; no later than Sept. 15.

should be getting ready to “go to sleep” or enter dormancy. A late season growth flush decreases the plant’s winter hardiness and increases the possibility of cold damage. Carefully select your fertilizer. For your lawn, consider an application of low nitrogen, high potassium fertilizer such as a 5-0-15 or a 5-0-20. And don’t be misled by the term “winterizer” fertilizer. Many fertilizers advertised as winterizers are very high in nitrogen

and are not good choices for a late season application. So enjoy a weekend in the garden and you’ll be rewarded with the fruits of your labor. Theresa Friday is the Environmental Horticulture Extension agent for Santa Rosa County. For additional information on County Extension Services and other articles of interest go to http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu.

Fall means allergy season, once again Although allergies are something to be tolerated, sufferers don’t have to be doomed to a season of sneezing. The following tips may help reduce exposure to allergens and soothe allergy symptoms: • Minimize outdoor activity. Pollen is at its highest in the morning hours, so avoid doing anything outdoors u n t i l mid-

(NewsUSA) — Call it seasonal rhinitis. Call it hay fever. Call it by any name you like, but for the 40 million Americans who endure itchy, watery eyes, ever-runny noses and scratchy throats that accompany the change in seasons, it means only one thing: allergies. While most of us think of allergies as a spring thing, experts say that onethird of people suffer with them in the fall. That’s because in autumn, plants like ragweed and late-blooming trees, flowers and weeds release pollen. Couple these floras with certain molds found on fallen leaves, dead plants and rotting wood, which also peak during the fall season and release tiny spores into the air, and you have a recipe that can wreak havoc on the sinuses.

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morning. Keep in mind that tasks such as mowing the lawn and raking leaves kicks up outdoor allergens like no other and may trigger an attack. If you must do yard work, wear a dust mask and shower immediately after the task. • Watch what you eat. Research shows that some foods like melons, bananas, zucchini and certain chamomile teas can set off symptoms in people who suffer from ragweed allergies. • Consider alternative remedies. If over-the-counter medications don’t seem to be helping, see if herbal supplements – such as goldenseal – can provide relief. • Use the dryer. While most people love the smell of the outdoors on their freshly laundered clothes, it’s also a haven for pollen and mold. Better to throw your laundry in the dryer. • Keep the outside out. The air conditioner should be an allergy sufferer’s best friend. Leaving windows open, while refreshing, invites pollens, molds and dust mites that can trigger an attack. If you can’t stand to keep the house closed, an air filter or purifier will help reduce the presence of allergens.

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Tips for a better lawn next year (NAPS) — If summer weather extremes have been at the root of your lawn and yard problems, take heart. “Yard Doctor” Trey Rogers, Ph.D., offers some emergency help for troubled areas and tips on what you can do to have a better yard next year. • First aid for a battered lawn — By late summer or early fall, your grass may be worn down from foot traffic. When you fertilize, give these areas one extra pass with the spreader to help the grass recover. • Prepare for the weed war — Perennials like dandelions should be tackled in early fall for a better lawn next spring. They are germinating now and are easier to kill. Use a broadleaf weed killer. • A great time to seed — Whether you are seeding an entire lawn or fixing dead patches, late summer and fall are great times to do it. Rake off any dead grass, loosen the soil and add a starter fertilizer before you seed or add sod. Keep the area moist until the seeds sprouts.

Jokes & Groaners You might be from Pensacola, if you ... Think a graffiti covered bridge is actually a local landmark instead of a vandalized eyesore. Start most of your directions by saying, “Turn left at Jerry’s Drive-In ...” Arrange your social calendar around Blue Angels weekend. Know which bathroom to go into at McGuire’s Irish Pub. Accept that you are the only people in the country that toss mullet and eat them, too. Know that when arriving in Gulf Breeze from the Three-Mile Bridge, you immediately go the posted 35-mph speed limit and honor that speed limit through Gulf Breeze. Know the correct pronunciation of Texar Drive and Reus Street. Have gone to Alabama to buy illegal fireworks. Own a generator and have a year’s supply of water and gas stockpiled for hurricane season.


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Naval Hospital Pensacola, May 28-June 25 Keaton Scott Hiester, was born to Staff Sgt. Scott and Courtney Heister, May 28. Maci Nicole Pickering, was born to 2nd Lt. Michael and Ashliegh Pickering, May 29. Caroline Grace Lehtinen, was born to Capt. Douglas Lehtinen and Maj. Lindsay Nelson, May 31. Orion Jaymes Armato, was born to CTTSN Mikki Armato, May 31. McKenzie Madison Douglas, was born to Radonye Douglas and HM3 Chloee Ward-Douglas, May 31. Sean Joseph Lewison, was born to HM3 Joseph and Suzanne Lewison, June 4. Christian Xavier Hall, was born to Sgt. Lakeetha Hall, June 5. Evelynn Elizabeth Rostetter, was born to Ens. Edward II and Nichole Rostetter, June 7. Alleyanna Delann Davis, was born to Sgt. Johnny Jr. and Adrianne Womack, June 7. Veha Ork Hall, was born to AN Jonathan and Atana Hall, June 7. Jade Ellenlynn Wessells, was born to Matthew Wessells Sr. and Megan Clayton, June 12. Lucas Allan Engelhart, was born to IS3 Zachary and Ashlyn Engelhart, June 13. Timothy Isaiah Blasberg, was born to CTT3 Jeremy and Danielle Blasberg, June 14. Landon David Kaiser, was born to Ens. Michael Jr. and Cynthia Kaiser, June 16. Charles Henry Mongosa, was born to Cpl. Cody and CTR1 Abbey Mongosa, June 17. Adam Daniel Navarro Cruz, was born to HM1 Andrian and Amalyn Cruz, June 20. Makullan Jaleel Jones, was born to CTN3 Marlan Jones and CTN3 Ashley Gray, June 23. Leacy Michelle Souma, was born to John Souma and Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Callahan, June 24. Cayleb Al-Toriq Blackmond, was born to Demetrius Jr. and HM3 Tracy Blackmond, June 25.

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NAS Pensacola FCPOA helps with Cram the Van back-to-school drive Photos by ATAN Amanda Mampel NASP Community Outreach

Volunteers from NAS Pensacola’s First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) lent a hand in the community recently with their participation in Cram the Van, a back-toschool supply drive. Cram the Van is an annual collection of school supplies, which benefits children in grades pre-K through 12th. Businesses and community members participate by contributing monetary donations and school supplies to support the effort. FCPOA gathered school supplies during the month of July. At the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds FCPOA helped distribute supplies Aug. 13. As representatives from more than 120 schools pulled up in cars, trucks and vans FCPOA representatives loaded them with donated supplies. “It was very rewarding,” said NASP Community Outreach Coordinator, FC1(SW) Bradley Dutkanych. “We saw these teachers come from different schools and you could tell they were very grateful to get the supplies.”

(Above) School supplies are loaded, assembly-line style, into waiting vehicles by the NASP FCPOA. (Below, left) FCPOA’s ABE1 Dumar Cauthen checks on a van load. (Below, right) Supplies are sorted by school.


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Ghost tours will leave from The Trivoli High House, one of the historic buildings on Zaragoza Street. The building is seen here in a historic photograph. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Historical Society

Ghost stories make an appearance By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The Pensacola Historical Society has many stories to tell about the spirits that haunt downtown Pensacola. And you can hear some of them during the Touriffic Summer Ghost Tours, which are scheduled for today, Sept. 7, and tomorrow, Sept. 8. There are two walking tours to choose from: the adults only Redlight Tour and the Seville Mayhem Tour. Seville Mayhem covers the Seville Square/Intendencia Street area, and the Redlight Tour travels along Palafox Street. Tours last about one hour, but can take longer depending on the size of the tour group, which can range from

two to 30 people. Guides tell 12 to 15 haunted stories associated with locations along the routes. All guides are dedicated volunteers who have auditioned. Many have been guides for 10 years or more. For the past 22 years, the society has been presenting its popular Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours in October. This year’s dates will be Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. The society added the summer tours in 2008, said Wendi C. Davis, membership and marketing coordinator. Proceeds from the tours support the group’s projects. The society is a division of West Florida Historic Preservation Inc., a direct support organization of the University of West Florida.

Details • What: Touriffic Summer Ghost Tours. • Where: Tours leave from the Tivoli High House Shop, 205 East Zaragoza St. • When: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 7, and tomorrow, Sept. 8. • Cost: Adults, $10; children 12 and younger, $5. Walk up tickets only due to the instability of summer weather. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. • For more information: 595-5993 or www.historic pensacola.org/.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Batman: Dark Knight Rises,” (PG-13), 5:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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“Ice Age Continental Drift” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Madea’s Witness Protection,” (PG-13), 12:30 p.m.; “Ice Age Continental Drift” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Batman: Dark Knight Rises,” (PG-13), 5:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 6:30p.m., 9:15 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Ice Age Continental Drift” (3D), PG, noon; “Ice Age Continental Drift” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Batman: Dark Knight Rises,” (PG13), 3:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

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“Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Ice Age Continental Drift” (2D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 7 p.m.; “Madea’s Witness Protection,” (PG-13), 7:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Ice Age Continental Drift” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Batman: Dark Knight Rises,” (PG-

13), 6 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 7 p.m.; “ THURSDAY

“Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman: Dark Knight Rises,” (PG-13), 6 p.m.; “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” R, 7 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.nasppensacola-mwr.com

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Family luau: MWR’s Active-Duty Military Family Luau Party is scheduled for 5 p.m. today, Sept. 7, at the Corry Recreation Center aboard Corry Station. The free event will include hula dancers, a fire knife dancer, inflatable games, face painting, snow cones, contests with prizes and a Hawaiian feast for $3 per person. Open to active-duty military and their families. For more information, call 452-8285. • Band to perform: The Portside Club, Bldg. 3912, on NAS Pensacola has announced that Decadent Nation will perform live on stage at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. There is no cover charge and the event is open to all MWR authorized patrons. For more details, call 4522372. • ITT deals and discounts: The ITT Office has new tickets available for Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, DeLuna Fest, Six Flags Over Georgia, Disney Armed Forces Salute Hopper Passes and the Troy vs. Navy football game (includes transportation for $105). ITT also has a number of free tickets for the military from Busch Gardens, Gatorland Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Wet & Wild and more. For information, call ITT at 452-6362. • Veterinary services: Extended through September – guess your pet’s weight within three pounds and win a pet food canister and measuring cup. The clinic is located in Bldg. 535 aboard Corry Station. For more information, call 452-6882. • Saturday sailing classes: It only takes one class to get certified to rent a sailboat at NASP Bayou Grande Marine. Beginner classes are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15. Cost is $35. Intermediate classes are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept 8 and Sept. 22. Cost is $40. For more information, call 452-4152. • Aquatics swim stroke clinic: From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday through Sept. 21. Cost is $30. Will focus on four competitive strokes, start and turn. • NASP running club: Continue on Tuesdays at 6 a.m. and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Rendezvous at the Radford Fitness Center on NASP. Open to all levels: Run, trot, walk, stagger or crawl. For more information, contact amy.pope@navy.mil and Michelle.l.hill@ navy.mil or call 452-9845. • Women’s self defense course: The Family Fitness Center on Corry Station is offering a women’s self defense course from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $35 for four classes. For more information, visit the Family Fitness Center on Corry Station, Bldg. 3712, or call 452-6004. • Five-day cruise: ITT is offering a Military Group Cruise that departs from Jacksonville Nov. 24 on Carnival’s ship The Fascination. Prices start at $240 per person and children will from $140-$160 each. For more information, contact ITT at 452-6362 or 4526354. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page: at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. MWR offers a Text-2-Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up. Text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

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Combined Federal Campaign NASP’s local CFC program, EscaRosa CFC, kicked off Sept. 4. Command/office CFC activity chairs and key people have materials in hand and are ready to begin the

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campaign. Between Sept. 4 and Oct. 31, see your command/office activity chair for your chance to support the non-profit of your choice. If you are unsure what that might be,

or for more information, contact the CFC office at 452-2029, or send an e-mail to manager@escarosacfc.org. You can also get details on the web at www.escarosacfc.org.

one hour and 15 minutes. For information, call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410. • Volunteer website: The “United We Serve” website is now working. It is a web resource that participants can use to identify volunteer opportunities in their local areas. To look for volunteer opportunities, visit www.serve.gov. • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Youth Works: The Children’s Home

Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Learn to Read: Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Northwest Florida Blood Services: The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Council on Aging of West Florida: Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed to take meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Volunteers may deliver meals on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering is

For more information on these or others opportunities available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2034, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered by the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted. • Parenting: Zero to Two Years of Age: A class to help prepare you for the arrival of your new baby is offered quarterly. Next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 16. To register, call 452-5990, ext.

3122. If you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to Peer Support Group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing your problems with peers is proven to be more successful to your wellbeing than discussing it with others.

Because peers served in the military, you can identify with each other. For service members and veterans returning from deployment, this is an opportunity to come together and share experiences. Meetings are held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5990, ext. 3122.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**

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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

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. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.


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sale, Announcements Moving tools, furniture, 100 New Donors appliances, 9-1, Needed. Save a 0800-1500 or call life. Make a 456-3609 Difference. New Sale— donors can donate Yard life saving plasma Furniture, T-cart, and receive $100 houses hold items. compensation in 6385 Lake two donations. Charlene Ln. Talecris, Back side of lake. 3810 Barrancas Ave Sept. 8 2012. 850-456-0975 455-8952 www.Grifolsplas Merchandise ma.com Pets Walk ins welcome Current picture ID, Social I t a l i a n Security Number G r e y h o u n d s . required. AKC M/F, puppies and R e d e e m e r adults, $175 and Lutheran Church up. 981-0228 & School, 333 Commerce St., Articles for Sale Wa r r i n g t o n , located 2 min. Sofa and love from Main NAS seat with big gate. Services 8 & cushions. $400 10:30 am. 455- OBO. 456-8909 0330 Military Oak TV cabinet Welcome! with doors/drawer in center. Height: 71”, Width: 39”, Depth: 22.5” 7767183

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Merchandise Canoe. 17’ aluminum, strong, stable, unsinkable, and very pretty. 2 paddles. $300. 712-1425 Speer gun. AB Biller. Teak wood, 48” new condition. Retails for $429. Sell for $200. 497-1167 Archery. Youth, or ladies bow. 3045 pounds at 26”. Fully dressed with best accessories. New condition $60. 454-9486 1950s Cocktail Ring, one diamond, six rubies, appraised $5100, priced $2500/obo Call 983-1585 1950s couch chairs and two additional chairs. $250 for all. 3828 W. Navy Blvd. 983-1585

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30 all tube Dell Desktop PCL radios. 983-1585 40g w/new 20in flat mon $275; White Stanley 320g w/17 in flat solid wook mon $325. Call for bunkbed set details 457-2656 includes dresser desk nightstand Desk: Bedroom $750 Call Keith desk both good 324-2777 condition $25 & $35. Desk chair Game systems $10. Webcam $10. and games: NES 3 CD stereo $30. Sega, Nintendo, 457-2656 Playstation and Xbox. Email Drum set, Pacific gofigure@att.net 5-piece, black satin finish, Entertainment chrome, birch-type Center $65. 206- shells. Sabian 6436 cymbals hardware included. Contact Rattan couch Larry, 453-4721. e x c e l l e n t condition $200 2- Frig -MAYTAG, each lrg Rettan 22 cft, white. 6yr chairs $50 each old, in great 453-1909 condition. Bottom f r e e z e r Dell Desktop: w/icemaker. $300. 320g HD 382-0124 CD/DVD, wifi, 17in flat monitor. Elegant Dining $325 w/webcam + Rm Set. Cabinet, $10. Desk $25. table, chairs. For 457-2656 Picture e-mail fatafoto@yahoo.c om 607-7377

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32" Sony flat screen hdtv e x c e l l e n t condition 50$. Chest freezer e x c e l l e n t condition 50$ 206-3764

Jazzy Power Wheel Chair Scooter. Good condition. 9686173

Kenmore washer and dryer. Very good condition works fine. $300 for set. 944-5305 Solid oak pub table, 2 swivel, matching chairs, glass top to protect the wood. $350. 981-0228

Elegant dining rm set. China Cab, Table.New $10k. $1500-obo 6077377 Pics fatafoto@yahoo.co m Oak baby crib purchased at babies RUS for 200 asking $60 OBO. Call 832-800-2550. GeneratorBriggs&Stratton 6HP, 3000W, 4400W surge. low hrs. $150. James 525-4631

15x4 Above ground pool, pump, ladder, cover, ready to use the rest of the summer. Only Solid wood $55.00. 492-0275 Brunswick 1" slate Leave message. full size pool table. Like new. 587PVC 3” and 4” 3173 sewer pipes in many different Take back your sizes and fittings, Kitchen with Perdido bay Tupperware! Call country club. D. Bitjoka today at 492-0275 Leave 207-632-7701 to message. get yours FREE!

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S c h w i n n Elliptical model 420 exc.cond.very sturdy, great machine. $400 near NAS 2920561

1991 Chevy C a m a r o , Black.350 8Cyl 200k miles Strong Muscle car 2k negotiable call Bruce 485-0500

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R e g a l Commodore 2760 30’ luxury cabin cruiser, loaded w/generator, w i n d l a s s , extended swim platform, sleeps 6. $34,995 or trade for comparable car w/ low miles. 529-1027

Homes for rent

Responsible couple, beautiful home. Energy efficient 3/2 1800SF, rustic lot. Near NAS $950 453-4769

Roommate to share large 2 story home near base. $495/mo. Utilities included. 1 mile from. For more info call 206-3331

F S B O Affordable, new 2/2, 8423 Rose Avenue, open porch, blinds, fenced $75,000 456-6855 or 9825870

2BR/1.5BA $583.48/mo. E x c e l l e n t condition, West Pensacola. Kitchen equipt. W/D. 982-8865

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Wow! Honda Accord Coupe LX 124K,loaded, leather New tires, batt. Sips gas! $9,100 418 2951

95 Buick Lasabre damaged right front fender, as is $600. Needs tie rod to drive 983-1585 Trucks, Vans & SUVs Reduced! 2003 Honda Accord LX 07 Hyundai Coupe Loaded! Veracruz SUV sips gas 125K. Exc. cond, new New tires, clean! tires, DVD, tv, xm $8600 call 418 stereo, sun roof, 2951 leather. $15K 2928066 1997 Honda Odyssey. 197,000 2009 Nissan miles. Runs well. Titan, 4 dr crew Blue. New battery. cab 5.6 V8 2WD $3,000. 206-6436 42,800 miles. Excellent Cond. 01 VW Jetta $18,500 626-5900 (blk), manual trans. New 1994 Jeep tires,batt,starter. C h e r o k e e . Runs, but needs Automatic. Good cosmetic work. Condition. Price $500 firm. 808- $2400. 292-8196. 489-3279

2007 Kawasaki KLX250S. Good condition. $2600. Call 292-4034. Free helmet. 1991 1200cc H/D M/C Tangerine & Creme Garage kept looks great, lots of extras $6250/call 4850500

Misc. Motor BOAT FOR SALE Robalo 2160 cuddy cabin for sale. New bimini top in 2011. 200 HP Mercury Mariner and trailer. Boat is a '94, runs fine, put on trailer after storm scare. $9,999. Call Mike at 723-9565.

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House for rent near I-10/Pine Forest Road. 3 b e d / 1 bath/fenced/garag e $725/month Call Near Navy 706-566-4577 H o s p i t a l For Rent 2BD/2BA at 6397 Charlene Beautiful 3bd/2ba Lake Asking home in Crystal Lane. $800/month call Winnebago 07 Creek subdivision. 458-7950 or 456Itasca Sunrise Close to all bases 2989 Low Miles Gas 450-8575 8.1L 340HP V8 Roommates Nonsmoker Price Great Military $62,500 Call Ed Rental Cottages at 770-355-0132 Emerald Shores R o o m m a t e 2005 Airstream 3BR/2BA 2CG, wanted. 1 mile off Land Yacht Gas Lg sunroom, backgate of NAS Motorhome, 26', storage shed, P e n s a c o l a . 9 8 0 0 m i , o n e privacy fence. W a t e r f r o n t / owner, Beautiful Avail, 1 Sept. F u r n i s h e d . RV. $49,000 293- Close to NAS 843.513.3424 7914 $995/mo. 850R o o m m a t e 497-9192 wanted. $595 per 2002 27' Trophy all Flight month, Boat 225HP Merc Wow! included. Private OB W/SS Prop Students- Furn 1 @350 hrs: tandem BR/1BA condo w b e d r o o m , and axle trlr. Loaded pool, jacuzzi, bathroom living room with e x c e l l e n t WIFI. Perdido condition. 698- 875+pwr 418 flat screen TV, cable, HP internet, 0089 2951 electric, water, gas, etc. Pool and deck to enjoy. 776-4853

Roommate to share 3 b/r home near Cordova Mall. Private bath, pool, WiF. $465 monthly 619-4417 R o o m m a t e wanted to share 21 home. $300. plus utilities. 455-3125 Homes for sale FSBO Affordable, new 3/2, 8427 Rose Avenue, open porch, blinds, fenced $85,000 456-6855 or 9825870

Like new, 3/2, 5910 Drive, front & back porch, blinds, fenced $85,000 456-6855 or 982-5870

Lots for sale

25 acres Lakeview, creek, hardwoods, surveyed. Listed VAG or VR. 134K, must see. F S B O 438-4416 Reasonably priced 3br/2ba brick home. 7108 Coronado Dr. $67,900. 455-3426 Leave message

$93,900 3BR/2BA off blue angel pkwy 1280 sq ft built 06. contact: 325-280-2081 or cameron57@yaho Two bedroom, o.com two bath condo on Grande Dr. Unit For Sale $38,000 1712, behind 3 B R / 2 . 5 B A Cordova Mall. G a r a g e Garage, fireplace, t o w n h o u s e , appliances, new e x c e l l e n t paint and carpet. condition, West 982$110,000. 206- Pensacola 8865 6436

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