POW/MIA luncheon Sept. 18 ... The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Council, Navy League of the United States cordially invite you and your guest to the 20th annual POW/MIA Luncheon Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Guest Speaker is Ellen W. Vinson, “Remembering Captain John L. ‘Blackie’ Porter III Army Air Corps pilot, leader of Blackie’s Gang.” Cost is $20 per person, sponsorships available. For more information call 436-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vol. 82, No. 36
September 7, 2018
NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs
n commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will hold a commemoration ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard the base at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 11. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin will provide opening remarks for the event, which will include a “Where Were You” tribute, the traditional “Two-Bell Ceremony” and the playing of Taps,” per-
formed by the NASP Honor Guard. Guest speakers are OSC Reginald Nero and MAC Daron Tyler, who will both share their recollections of Sept. 11, 2001. The public is invited to attend.
A two-bell ceremony was part of the during 2016’s 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola (NASP). Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast Honor Guard members Greg Snyder (right), and Mike Gilliard conduct the bell-ringing portion of the event as NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (back left) and Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren stand at attention. File photo by Ens. David Jacobsen
CNO selects Fleet Master Chief Smith as 15th MCPON From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Following a comprehensive review of potential candidates, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson selected Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith to be the Master Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson selected Fleet Mas- Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) ter Chief Russell Smith to be the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Aug. 29. Navy (MCPON) Aug. 29. Photo by ETCM Jeremiah Ledda
“After a thorough and deliberate review process, I am confident that Fleet Master Chief Smith is the right leader to be our Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy,” Richardson said. “I look forward to working with him to advocate for our Sailors and their families selflessly serving around the world.” As the Navy’s 15th MCPON, Smith will serve as the senior-ranking enlisted leader and advisor to the CNO.
‘Get Ready, Get Set, Prepare!’
CNIC’s Ready Navy Program From Navy Installations Command Public Affairs Office
WASHINGTON (NNS) – September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Ready Navy Program educates Sailors and their families on how to be prepared when an emergency occurs. This year’s overall theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Each week in September will have a
focused theme: Make and Practice Your Plan; Learn Life Saving Skills; Check Your Insurance Coverage and Save For an Emergency. “National Preparedness Month reminds us all of the importance of being prepared in the event disaster strikes,” Tim Alexander, CNIC Director of Operations said. “For many of us, it is not a question of ‘if’ but a matter of ‘when.’ Having a well thought-out plan to execute when the time See Ready Navy on page 2
Sailors from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) unload water at a Federal Emergency Management Agency distribution point in Key West after 2017’s Hurricane Irma. Photo by Trice Denny
Tropical Storm Gordon visits NAS Pensacola ... NAS Pensacola was closed to all but essential personnel Sept. 4 as Tropical Storm Gordon brushed by to the west. Standing water and some light damage were the results. (Top) A boat in some difficulty at Sherman Cove Marina. Photo by Abby Taunton. (Center) MWR loses a sign. Photo by Patrick Nichols (Bottom) Tree damage was being evaluated and cleaned up Sept. 5. Photo by Patrick Nichols
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September 7, 2018
CNRSE observes Suicide Awareness Month Story, photo by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs
NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Some decisions cannot be reversed, can loom over loved ones like a dark thundercloud, and can have a devastating effect on the decision-makers, their families and the Navy’s culture. Last year, 75 Sailors made the irreversible decision to take their own lives. In the Southeast Region alone, there were 393 suicide related behaviors, 58 suicide attempts and 18 suicide deaths. As a means to recognize the impact these decisions have made, Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE), Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signed a proclamation observing Suicide Awareness Month and continuing CNRSE’s commitment to suicide prevention. Every year, the Navy sets aside each September to emphasize suicide prevention, but it’s a year-round effort. “In our proclamation, we note that suicide prevention is not just a once a year or one month thing,” Southeast Regional Chaplain Capt. Daniel Stallard said. “It’s every Sailor, every day. That really is the important thing about prevention of any kind of destructive behavior. “ All Navy personnel are trained to intervene in the case of a shipmate displaying suicide related behavior. The Navy uses the acronym ACT (act, care, treat) to encourage Sailors to help save a life. “The prevalence of suicide is a call to action,” Stallard said. “ACT is a nice device to help us think about asking the question, ‘Are you thinking about suicide?’ We need to be direct. We need
out and gets help, recovers and bounces back, there should be no effect on his or her career.” Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson has launched an initiative called “A Culture of Excellence.” This initiative is an effort to prevent the onset of destructive behaviors by mobilizing a multi-pronged approach to reinforce the Navy’s Warrior Ethos and objectives of a: (1) safe Navy, (2) partner of choice and (3) a most lethal force to any adversary. At the installation level, Commander, Naval Installation Command, Vice Adm. Mary Jackson has initiated a program called Strategizing and CollaboratCommander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signs a proclamaing on Prevention Efforts (SCOPE). This tion declaring September Suicide Awareness Month in the Southeast Region. Since program falls in line with the CNO’s ini2007, the Navy has used the acronym ACT (act, care, treat) to encourage Sailors to tiative in that it focuses on strengthening help save a life. individuals – whether it be psychologiThere is a stigma in the military that cally or physically – in order to prevent to be able to have the discussion, but we have to know the symptoms and signs of asking for help regarding suicide related negative outcomes. Destructive behaviors continue to imsuicide. Then we care and, because we behavior is a sign of weakness. Howevpact the Navy’s mission and have a devcare, we ask. When we find out a ship- er, Stallard believes the contrary. “The stigma of getting help for mental astating effect. Asking for help is not a mate or family member needs help, we health problems is real,” Stallard said. career killer. It is a sign of strength and take action.” The proclamation encourages loved “It looks like a sign of weakness, but ac- resilience. “I want to encourage people to look ones, leaders, peers, friends and ship- tually getting help is a sign of strength. mates to exercise ACT when a Sailor It’s a sign inside of you that you have the beyond the stigma and say, ‘Hey, I need fortitude and attitude to ask for help. Not help,’ ” Stallard said. shows signs of distress. The Military Crisis Line offers confiEach September, Navy Suicide Pre- asking for help is really a weakness.” This negative stigma suggests that if dential support for active-duty and revention Branch releases new resources to encourage Sailors to have the conver- a service member reaches out for help, serve service members and their families sation regarding suicide prevention, rec- it could result in a loss of security clear- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call ognize the warning signs and motivate ance and/or have an adverse effect on (800) 273-8255 and press 1, chat online at www.militarycrisisline.net or send a Sailors to make small ACTs to prevent their career goals. “It will not affect your career as long text message to 838255. suicide. This year, the branch’s Every Get more information about the Navy Sailor Everyday campaign will be intro- as you’re able to work,” Stallard said. ducing new educational material as well “Your clearance will not be in jeopardy. from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Commander, as new tools and resources for gatekeep- Your job will not be in jeopardy as long ers, leaders, command resilience team as you didn’t violate the uniform code Navy Region Southeast, visit www. of military justice. If someone reaches navy.mil/local/nrse. members and families. Ready Navy from page 1
USS Tripoli “under way” ... The fundraising kick-
off for the commissioning of USS Tripoli (LHA 7) in Pensacola was held at Seville Quarter Aug. 23 during a joint function of the Pensacola Navy League and Pensacola Marine Corps League. The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship will be commissioned onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola in the fall of 2019. Retired Rear Adm. Don Quinn (left) and John Carr (right), representing the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce watch as Federal Judge Lacey Collier (center) writes the first check for USS Tripoli commissioning event. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Council of the Navy League
Three teams, one formation flight ... From CF Snowbirds, posted Aug. 30 on Twitter @CFSnowbirds
– “151 years of friendship in one photo: three military jet teams from two countries sharing the skies over one common border. #CFSnowbirds joined our #FriendsPartnersAllies @AFThunderbirds & @BlueAngels in a historic formation flight. First time all three jet teams have flown together!”
Vol. 82, No. 36
September 7, 2018
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer – Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher 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
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comes significantly improves the chances of a positive outcome.” Ready Navy is a proactive Navy-wide emergency preparedness, public awareness program. It is designed for the Navy community, to increase the ability of every person and family on or near Navy installations to meet today’s challenges head on and plan and prepare for all types of hazards, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. By exploring the links on the Ready Navy site, you will: • Be informed of potential hazards and what to do before, during and after an emergency. • Understand the steps to make an emergency plan that includes what to do, where to go and what to take with you. • Learn to build a kit to support basic needs for a minimum of three days. • Access tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for emergency situations that could arise at any time with no warning. Navy Personnel and families are strongly encouraged to strengthen emergency planning at home, as well as at work, by reading and following the tips and information found at www.Ready.Navy.mil. “Pull out your insurance policies and make sure they provide the right coverage for you,” Alexander said. “Keep some amount of cash on hand, in small denominations; it is likely that credit and debit cards will not be usable for some period of time. Finally, consider taking a first aid or CPR class; you or your family’s lives may depend on it!” Commander, Navy Installations Command is comprised of approximately 53,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide responsible for the operations, maintenance and quality of life programs to sustain the Navy’s fleet, enable the fighter, and support the family. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni. For classified ads, call:
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September 7, 2018
Off to college for the last time By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
few days ago, while dropping our youngest child Lilly off to start her freshman year of college, I realized that a certain phase of my life as a mother was coming to an end. Over the past 23 years, I have become accustomed to putting the needs of our three children before all else. I nurtured them as babies, guided them through their school years and multiple military moves and saw each one of them off to college. As I helped Lilly hang a poster in her dorm room a few days ago, it occurred to me that this would be the last time. The last time for all the things that have characterized an era of raising children. In an instant, my mind was flooded with an overwhelming rush of melancholy as I comprehended the end of this purpose-driven period of my existence. This is it, I thought, the last time…
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The last time I will hang a poster in a freshman dorm room, or fill a shower caddy with soaps and shampoos, or meet my daughter’s fresh-faced resident advisor. The last time I will forget to bring a set of tools to put together the shelf unit we bought at Walmart, or drop the bedrail on my foot while lofting our daughter’s bed, or watch my husband standing, arms crossed, in the dorm’s coed hallway shielding his baby girl from the
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m . boys’ prying eyes. The last time I will argue with my daughter over whether or not a smoothie maker is a dorm room necessity, or lecture her about boys’ intentions after midnight, or realize that she doesn’t understand why she needs to separate the darks from the lights when doing her laundry.
The last time I will attend a first-year parent orientation session, otherwise known as the “Free Pen Grab,” or embarrass my daughter by asking the campus tour guide if students are required to wear helmets when riding bikes, or wonder at the gluten-free, halal, allergyfriendly, non-genetically modified choices at the newfangled college dining hall. The last time I will struggle with the thought of my innocent child being lured into one of many fraternities that line the campus, or deny that she might dance with the brothers to base-heavy hip-hop music blasting from enormous speakers on game day, or cringe at the idea of her lounging on the ratty couch sitting on the fraternity’s front porch, or scoff at the notion that she might enthusiastically engage in a game of beer pong on the red-Solo-cupstrewn fraternity house lawn. The last time I will be duped into using a freshman orientation coupon to get a measly five percent off of a fortune’s worth of sweatshirts, refrigerator magnets, fleece vests, car stickers, water bottles, hats, lanyards and mousepads at the college book store. The last time I will be surprised when the college staff
informs me that, despite the fact that we are expected to pay all the bills for our child’s tuition, room, board, books, wifi, parking, health services, printing, laundry and other undefined fees, we will never have access to her college grades, health status or disciplinary history. The last time I will pray that my daughter won’t have to shower in a stall beside a football linebacker brushing his teeth in one of her dorm’s gender-neutral bathrooms, or notice all the potential make-out spots along the sylvan campus paths, or witness her lock eyes with cute but full-grown lacrosse players, or sigh with reluctant acceptance at the bowls of complimentary condoms scattered about the dorm common areas, health center and student union. The last time I will meet my daughter in the dorm parking lot beside our minivan after freshman orientation to say farewell. The last time I will make her promise to call home every Sunday. The last time she will admit that she’s a little scared. The last time I will assure her that the next four years will be some of the best years of her life. And hopefully, the first time my daughter is the last one to let go when we hug good-bye.
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September 7, 2018
F-35C Lightning II conducts Operational Test-1 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) By MC2 Jacques-Laurent Jean-Gilles USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs
TLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – F-35C Lightning II aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 are conducting their Operational Test-1 (OT-1) with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 and Carrier Strike Group 12 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). OT-1 evaluates the full spectrum of the F-35C’s suitability for operation within a carrier air wing and mission effectiveness to the maximum extent possible. “The F-35C brings stealth, enhanced electronic capabilities and a different sustainment model,” Rear Adm. Dale Horan, director, Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration Of-
other aircraft and incorporates into an air plan, monitoring maintenance and identifying its logistics footprint. “We hope to see how it integrates onboard the ship,” Horan said. “Can we maintain it? Can we get the parts? Can we get it airborne? Can we repair it if it has a problem? Those are the kinds of things (we are looking for).”
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron 125 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Aug. 25. Abraham Lincoln is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications. Photo by MCSN Maxwell Anderson
Previously, F-35C and F/A18 Super Hornet pilots have only conducted carrier qualifications together, so OT-1 marks the first time the F35Cs have joined a carrier air wing to perform in a cyclic operations environment.
Aviation boatswain’s mates (handling) observe an F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 perform a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Aug. 20. Photo by MC1 Brian M. Wilbur
fice said. “Operating this new generation of aircraft out on the aircraft carrier brings a different set of tools, techniques and procedures, and we’re learning how to integrate them into the battle group.” The F-35C has the ability to pass on the information it collects not only to other F-35s in the air, but to legacy aircraft, carrier air wings, strike groups and troops on ground, enhancing the warfighting potential of the fleet. Evaluators have been assessing the suitability of the F35C aboard carriers by defining how well it performs with
In addition to assessing the suitability of the F-35C on a Nimitz-class class aircraft carrier, OT-1 evaluators observed the effectiveness of the F-35C in real-world scenarios. “The effectiveness piece is what we’re doing when we’re airborne and executing missions,” Capt. Matt Norris, from the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team said. “We’ve been integrating with the strike group and accomplishing many missions like defensive counter air and anti-submarine warfare, for instance.”
During cyclic operations, aircraft simulate missions, practice aerial maneuvers and take off and land continuously with brief pauses to allow for maintenance, fuel and ordnance changes. Aboard Abraham Lincoln, the F-35C has been flying cyclic operations with F/A-18 Super Hornets, E-2D Hawkeyes and EA-18G Growlers, conducting missions it would execute in combat if required. The addition of the F-35C brings advanced capabilities that transform the way an air wing conducts operations. Operational Test-1 helps
give the Navy an assessment of how the aircraft would perform on deployment. As adversaries advance and legacy aircraft age, the F-35C is critical to maintaining air dominance. “This is the first time we really see how the aircraft works on the aircraft carrier; how we do maintenance and sustain it while we’re at sea; how it integrates with the ship; how it interoperates with communications, datalinks, the other aircraft and how we conduct missions and tie in to other aircraft when we conduct missions,” Horan said. And while pilots adapted to the new aircraft, the crew of Abraham Lincoln also adjusted to the F-35s. From aviation boatswain’s mates to airtraffic controllers, each Sailor learned to manage the aircraft with its unique attributes and capabilities. “The level of planning that is required to execute an evolution like we did for OT-1 is huge, so everyone aboard
Abraham Lincoln should be proud of the level of effort that they put in and how well they executed,” Norris said. “We can’t fly this aircraft without everything the ship does for us, and the Lincoln has been an impressive ship.” With the successful completion of OT-1, the fifth-generation aircraft is one step closer to becoming deployable in the Navy fleet. “The aircraft looks like a naval aircraft on the flight deck,” Horan said. “From that perspective, the big picture looks pretty good.” Data and lessons learned during OT-1 will lay the groundwork for future F-35C deployments aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers following the Navy’s F-35C initial operating capability declaration. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), visit www.navy.mil/local/ cvn72.
Two F-35C Lightning IIs assigned to the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 sit secured on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Aug. 20. Photo by MCSN Amber Smalley
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Pensacola brothers take OCS together
Jony and Ben Rogers take part in a situational training exercise Aug. 13 near McBride’s Bridge at Fort Benning, Ga. Jony and Ben, two brothers from Pensacola, by coincidence became members of the same company during Officer Candidate School, 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Benning. Photo by Patrick Albright
By Bryan Gatchell Fort Benning Public Affairs Office
ORT BENNING, Ga. – Jony and Ben Rogers come from a Pensacola family of 13 children. Both brothers joined the Army, and both are now enrolled in the same platoon and same class of Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Ga. Ben, 30, served in the Army from 2011 to 2015, where he worked in human intelligence. He left the Army and did contracting work in
the Washington D.C. area, taught English in Kurdistan in Iraq and he returned to the Army wanting to take an officer career path.
Jony, 23, went to school would be there, someone I of fantastic leaders. And I from 2013 to 2017 at the knew and trusted as far as want to be a leader first and University of West Florida in having that experience and foremost.” “Of all the people I talked Pensacola. After he graduat- discipline, I knew that would ed, he worked as a software make the course I was going to – prior enlisted, prior ofengineer. through a lot easier,” Jony ficers – a lot of them highly Jony applied to the Officer said. “I wouldn’t be stum- recommended going infantry due to the high quality of Candidate School. Waiting bling around as much.” for basic training and OCS “It is nice to put some of Soldiers that are in there – a to line up, his entry into the my knowledge (to use), try lot more dedicated because Army was delayed by six to help him along, try to you’ve got a lot more on the months. Jony had to wait a avoid some of the mistakes I line,” Jony said. “People that are in the infantry generally further six weeks for OCS made,” Ben said. to have a class size large Both Jony and Ben as- tend to be more motivated to enough. Because of this tim- pired to have careers within be better trained, better dising, the two brothers hap- the infantry, and both have ciplined and just tend to have pened to be placed in the branched infantry. Ben said a good experience overall.” To see more photos of the same class together. he is ultimately hoping for “We didn’t plan it at all,” military intelligence with a Rogers brothers, visit www. fortbenningphotos.com/ Jony said. “It just all kind of branch detail to infantry. lined up.” “A lot of my NCOs were Maneuver-Center/DepartThe two brothers had dif- prior infantry, and you could ments/Public-Affairs-Office/ ferent reactions to finding see the difference,” Ben S p e c i a l - P ro j e c t a / 2 0 1 8 out they would attend the said. “The infantry and ar- 08-13-Brothers-in-Officerschool together. mor branches produce a lot Candidate-School. “It was pretty cool,” Ben said. “I knew mom would be happy, because she would only have to go to one graduation.” “I was initially quite happy with it, coming from basic,” Jony said. “I didn’t know what OCS would hold. I was told a lot of things by a lot of people who had never been to OCS.” One piece of information Jony considered reliable was that prior service Soldiers were likelier to do better at Jony and Ben Rogers take part in a situational training exercise Aug. 13 near McBride’s Bridge at Fort Benning, Ga. Photo by Patrick AlOCS. “So knowing that he (Ben) bright
Commissary PriCes Bigger seleCtion
September 7, 2018
CPO selects participate in NAS Whiting Field Pride Day Story, photos from NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) and NAS Pensacola’s (NASP) newest chief petty officer selectees spent the day in Milton at NASWF for a full day of physical fitness and training activities geared toward encouraging teamwork and enhancing leadership skills. The day was part of a sixweek professional education and training designed to foster self-improvement and team leadership. The forty-six new chiefs ran a 5K heritage run on the installation and met with the Deputy Commodore of Training Air Wing Five, Capt. Doug Rosa and the NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich, as well as a number of senior en-
listed leaders from the base. “As I come to the end of my Navy career, it is gratifying to see the professionalism of our future Navy enlisted leadership,” Command Master Chief Lee Stephens said. “I know our service is in good hands.” Bowdich also spent time with the group talking about his experiences with the chiefs he has served with throughout his career.
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) and NAS Pensacola (NASP) chief petty officer selects participate in a 5K heritage run onboard NASWF during an all-day “Pride Day” event Aug. 29. They also learned leadership skills and teamwork throughout the day.
“I relied on and learned from my chiefs at every assignment,” Bowdich said. “My current command master chief keeps me on track and
NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich addresses the group of new chief petty officers selectees during Pride Day onboard NAS Whiting Field last week. He relayed his experiences and reliance on the senior enlisted leadership he has worked with throughout his career.
provides invaluable guidance for our mission every day. We all learn from our chiefs and couldn’t be as effective as we are in service to the nation
without these invaluable leaders.” The chief petty officer selectees will be pinned in a ceremony Sept. 14 at NASP.
NAS Whiting Field hosted the area’s newest chief petty officers selectees for a full day of training events, physical fitness and leadership development. The group participated in a 5K heritage run across the base, including running past the south side with the helicopter training mission seen in the background.
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September 7, 2018
Military Notices Lower back pain volunteers needed
The DoD funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. The study purpose is to determine what effects chiropractic care has on the strength and balance of active duty personnel with low back pain. Strength and balance are both important measures of military readiness. Any active-duty personnel interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study can contact Crystal Franklin at 4528971, 377-9183 or e-mail crystal.a.franklin.ctr@mail. mil.
Local MOPHA order meets monthly
The Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (MOPHA), Unit 566 hosts monthly meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Church, 3220 Avalon Blvd., Milton. The next meeting will be Sept. 15. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.
Web based field language tests
The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Portuguese-Brazilian or Indonesian linguist skills to participate in the Web Based Field Test (WBFT) to contribute with the revision of these Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). When applying for a WBFT, annotate WBFT in the comments block. The deadline for WBFT participation is Oct. 25. Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/ information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. To learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers, visit www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
DLAB and DLPT tests available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through www.mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
Marine enlisted college seminars
Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP) and Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) classes have been announced and are available for students to sign up. SSSP and CSSP courses begin Oct. 8 and end Feb. 1. Registration deadline is Sept. 14. ASSP course will begin Feb. 18 and end May 31. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Seminars are open to both active-duty and reserve Marines. For more information, contact Chris Marvin at 4529460, ext. 3135 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onboard NASP Girls in Aviation Day at NFA
The National Flight Academy (NFA) will host a Girls in Aviation Day Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m., with registration opening Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. The event is limited to the first 72 registrants, with lunch included, and is open to students in third through eighth grade. Participants will rotate through four different educational spaces in NFA and learn about forces of flight, navigate through a drone obstacle course and learn to track a drone, giving them a sense of what is it like in an air traffic control tower. Lastly, they will fly simulators in pilot and copilot teams. The event will condlude with a graduation ceremony and guest speaker. Online registration deadline for this event is Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. An advanced registration fee of $15 is required. For more information or to register, starting Sept. 4, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.
NMCRS looking for volunteers
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Pensacola team is looking for volunteers to fill several positions, including receptionists, caseworkers, thrift shop workers and more. If you are interested in giving your time to help military members and families, call 452-2300.
“Read All About It...” POW/MIA Luncheon announced
The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Council, Navy League of U.S. cordially invite you and your guest to the 20th annual POW/MIA Luncheon, Sept. 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Ellen W. Vinson, remembering Capt. John L. “Blackie” Porter III, Army Air Corps Pilot, Leader of Blackie’s Gang, MIA Dec. 10, 1943, KIA Dec. 25, 1943, crash site located Nov. 9, 2011. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service khaki for active-duty military. Attendees must RSVP to the event. Tickets are $20 per person. Sponsorships are available. Checks may be send to: Navy League, PO Box 17486, Pensacola, 32522-7486 For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail email@example.com.
Around Town ROWWA monthly brunch date
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13, at The Egg & I, 7175 Davis Hwy, in the University Town Plaza. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month for social activities. New members are very welcome. The annual membership dues are $15 and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Chase at 686-1160.
Sixteenth annual Vettes at the Beach
Join Corvette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 16th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show starting today, Sept. 7 through 8. A pre-registration and welcome dinner will be held today, Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar. The welcome dinner is included in the registration. Registration will be tomorrow, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $50 and includes the welcome dinner for two, a dash plaque and entry into the car show. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette.com/vettes-at-the-beach2018.
Country gospel concert announced
There will be a country gospel concert featuring Rob McNurlin Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m., hosted by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church located at 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 492-1518 or visit www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.
Baths offered by Humane Society
Bowser needs a good, long bath and a flea treatment to get through the dog days of summer. The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2018 doggie bathein season Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bathe-ins offer low-cost dog bathing and flea dips during the warm weather season, and groomings are available on a first come, first served basis. Nail trims will be available for $5 between noon to 2 p.m. during the bathe-in. Events are held the third Saturday of the month until October. The last day will be Oct. 20. Charges for baths and groomings are based on the dog’s weight. Bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street. For more information, visit the PHS website at www.pensacolahumane.org.
Community Fest Craft Show date
There will be a community craft show Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. The show will feature 40 vendors with custom crafts and one-of-a-kind art, including wood crafts, glass art, metal art, birdhouses, clay pottery, custom fishing rods, candles and bath bombs, local honey and much more. There will also be a fish fry, bake sale and live music. As a community service, the “Big Red Bus” Bloodmobile will be on site. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 492-2604.
Book sale at West Florida Library
Stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 28 through 30.
Books have been sorted into genres to make it easier to find your favorites. Schedule of events will be: Sept. 28, Friends’ Advance Sale will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Friends’ members are admitted free. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Sept. 29, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. Sept. 30, there will be a $5 bag sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will give patrons a brown paper bag for $5 for each bag you fill. Buy as many bags as you want... the library will have carts to help haul away your loot. Credit cards accepted. As always, contributions will support the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy. For more information, visit www.mywfpl.com.
High Holy Days service schedule
The TempleBeth El have announced their upcoming High Holy Days service schedule. The schedule is as follows: • Selichot: Sept. 1, program 7 p.m., service 9 p.m. • Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 9, service 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, service 10 a.m., luncheon spondered by Dr. Steve and Renee Eilen 12:45 p.m.; Family Service and Tashlich, Wayside Park 2:30 p.m. • Shabbat Shuvah: Sept. 14, service 7 p.m. • Kever Avoth: Sept. 16, service at the TempleBeth El Cemetery 1 p.m. • Yom Kippur: Sept. 18, Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 19 service 10 a.m., afternoon discussion 1 p.m., family service 2 p.m., afternoon service 3 p.m., Yizkor 4:45 p.m., Ne’ilah/Concluding service 5:45 p.m., break the fast 6:45 p.m. • Sukkot: Sept. 28 shabbat under the stars service and dinner 6 p.m. • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30, service and consecration of new students 11:15 a.m. TempleBeth El is located at 800 N. Palafox Street. All services are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the temple office at 438-3321.
Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert
The second annual Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert will be held Nov. 3 at the Whiskey Runners Saloon starting at 7 p.m. Performers will include Pearl Clarkin, Dylan Brown, Trevan Bowman, Second Wind and more. There will be a raffle for a Harley-Davidson and other prizes. All event donations will go to Guitar for Vets to help veterans who suffer from PTSD. A $5 is requested, but not required. For more information, visit www.guitars4vets.org.
Seville Rotary 8th annual cook-off
The Seville Rotary club extends an invitation to its eighth annual Arrogant Steak Cook-Off. This event will be held Oct. 12 at Seville Quarter beginning at 6 p.m. Competitive cooking teams will be serving up N.Y. Strip steaks for ticketholders to sample and then each attendee will get to vote for their favorite steak. At the end of the night we will introduce the winners and hand out prizes! Tickets for admission are $30 prior to the event and $40 at the gate. That ticket will get you steak, salad bar, and potato bar at no additional cost. A full service bar will also be available. Tickets for cooking teams are only $300. This will cover a team of up to four people, the N.Y. Strip competition steaks and 10 general entry tickets for guests of the team. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sevillerotary.com.
Literary Federation host open mic
The West Florida Literary Federation will present its monthly open mic event Sept. 18 a the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Rm. 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m., followed by open mic at 7:30 p.m. Andrea Walker will read from and discuss her new book “My Town – My View.” Admission is free and the event is open to public. For more information, call 723-2112.
Panhandle tour group for seniors
Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet Sept. 18, 4 p.m. at the Genealogy Public Library located 9th Ave. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. The club is non-smoking and fragrance-free. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Annual membership fee is $14. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.
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September is Emergency Preparedness Month
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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 of 2017 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. Hurricanes: • 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 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 passwordprotected 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
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and water sufficient for at 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 coun-
ty 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 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.
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• 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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A man rushed into the doctor’s office and shouted, “Doctor, I think I’m shrinking!” The doctor calmly responded, “Now settle down. You’ll just have to be a little patient.” A man rushed his son to the emergency room after the boy swallowed two quarters. A nurse came into the room to check on him. The man asked her, “Nurse, is there any news?” She turned as she was leaving the room and answered, “Sorry, there’s no change.” Three doctors are riding in a car together when the car gets a flat tire. They all get out and look at the tire. The first doctor said,“It looks flat.” The second doctor feels the tire and said, “It feels flat.” The third doctor said, “I hear a hissing noise.” Together in agreement, they all nodded their heads.“We’d better run some tests.”
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ne of the pioneers of Navy Voluntary Education (VOLED) recently visited the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) onboard Naval Air Station Oceana’s Dam Neck Annex. Sandra Barnes, one of the original staff members for the standup of the Navy Campus for Achievement, the Navy’s new VOLED program in 1973, visited the NCVEC to share some vintage sea stories and see how the current program has leveraged virtual services. “When Adm. Elmo Zumwalt created the Navy Campus program, I was approached and agreed to be the representative for the Norfolk area,” Barnes said. “Twenty-five years later, I retired as the Navy Campus Central Eastern Area Coordinator, and can proudly say my staff and I helped thousands of Sailors with their educational goals. The program has grown considerably, and after my NCVEC tour I can say I am very impressed.” Sharen Richardson, current Director of Education Programs for Navy VOLED, was hired by Barnes during the Navy Campus days and says that one thing that has not changed over the
years is their staff’s dedication to giving the best service possible. “Sailors’ core needs haven’t changed from the beginning; they still need counseling, direction, and funding to pursue their education,” Richardson said. “What has changed is the technology that supports our delivery – we’ve changed from primarily face-to-face and switched to multiple options including virtual service – we’re in a position to reach more Sailors around the world and help them reach their goals.” Barnes added that although not available during her tenure, the leveraging of technology is perfectly adapted to today’s service member. “Today’s Sailors are technology-oriented and can take advantage of the virtual services of the NCVEC,” Barnes said. “The current Navy approach to VOLED is well-suited to the needs of our Sailors now and in
Sandra Barnes and Ernest D’Antonio, Navy VOLED Director, during her tour of the Virtual Education Center. Photo by Ethel Hill
the future.” The Director of Navy VOLED Ernest D’Antonio said that the Navy Campus pioneers have been crucial to the success of the current Navy College Program. “The initial days of Navy Campus were a bit like the Wild West; the initial cadre had to define the role for VOLED as they became an integral part of Sailors reaching their educational goals,” D’Antonio said. “Sandra has been an outstanding mentor and example for many of the staff members that are still with us today, and we’ve built on her success to meet the needs of today and the future.” More information on VOLED
can be found by visiting the Navy College Program website https://www.navycollege.navy. mil/index.htm, including how to start the education process, complete required training, submit a Help Request through the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), initiate a Live Chat session or review knowledge management articles. The NCVEC can be reached toll free by calling (877) 838-1659; DSN 492-4684, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/NavyVoluntaryEducation.
An additional program – Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Navy COOL), provides information about licenses and certifications applicable to all Navy occupations, offering resources and funding to help Sailors gain appropriate civilian desired, and in many cases required, credentials. For more information about Navy COOL, visit www.cool. navy.mil or call 452-6683. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https://www.netc.navy.mil/ netc/netpdc/Default.htm .
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • 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 • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Oct. 3. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Oct. 4. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 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 • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Sept. 20. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play
• Worship schedule • 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 All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center
NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376
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
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
Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey
• 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
NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall
• Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail, Pensacola. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com
Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday • 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) 4705546, OCONUS (may be extra
NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212
• Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442
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-of-command, 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 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com.
Taste of the Beach returns From Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Pensacola Beach restaurants are prepped and ready to spice up the food and butter up the crowds at the 11th annual Taste of the Beach festival Sept. 15. Taste of the Beach is Pensacola Beach’s annual foodie festival that celebrates the beach’s talented chefs and their unique coastal cuisine with cooking demonstrations, chef challenges, sample tastings and a free live concert. The six Pensacola Beach chefs presenting a cooking demonstration and tasting include Jere Doyle of Crabs We Got ‘Em; Brad Davis of H2O at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel; Jeffrey Newbill of Peg Leg Pete’s; Dennis Moore of Flounder’s Chowder House; Shane Bourke of Casino Beach Bar & Grille and John Smith of Hemingway’s Island Grill. “This is our way of celebrating the amazing culinary scene happening daily on Pensacola Beach and spotlighting those directly responsible for it – our beach chefs,” Alison Westmoreland, president of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, said. The daylong Taste of the Beach outdoor festival opens at 11 a.m., Sept. 15 with 20 beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for just $5 each. The festival, which is
A chef at a previous Taste of the Beach Festival prepares to serve hungry beachgoers. Photo from Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
centered around the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, amps up the entertainment with chef demonstrations, cooking competitions and live music. Kicking off the festival is the Chef’s Challenge – starting at 11 a.m. in front of the Gulfside Pavilion Stage. The cooking contest pits six Pensacola Beach chefs against each other using a secret ingredient for the chance to win a trophy and bragging rights for a year. Next up is the Team Cook Off challenge, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Local celebrities, beach businesses and civic organizations will be invited to compete against each other using surprise ingredients for the chance to win the Taste of the Beach team champion’s title. The six Pensacola Beach Chefs will be presenting simultaneous live cooking demonstrations starting at 1 p.m.
festival-goers can gather around and watch as each chef prepares and explains how to make his dish. Those who wish to receive a sample of each chef’s creation can pre-purchase a wristband for $25 at TasteofPensacolaBeach.com. A limited number of chef’s sampling wristbands will be available for purchase at the festival. Finally, prepare to get your ’80s nostalgia fix at 7 p.m. when Pop Fiction takes the Gulfside Pavilion stage for a two-hour concert. Hailing from Jackson, Miss., Pop Fiction reimagines the modern pop, rock, dance and hip-hop classic hits you love. Admission to Taste of the Beach is free to the public, however, no coolers or outside food and drink are allowed. For more delicious details, VIP event tickets or lodging information, visit www.TasteofPensacolaBeach.com.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY Robin” “Mission Impossible: t “Christopher Fallout” (PG13) (PG) 2D: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 5 p.m. c “BlacKkKlansman” (R) h “BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. a M o v i e
“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) Noon
“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m.
“The Meg” (PG13) 3D: 2 p.m. 2D: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.
“Christopher Robin” (PG) Noon
“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 3D: 4:30 p.m. “BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “The Equalizer 2” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m.
“Christopher Robin” (PG) 12:30 p.m.
“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m.
“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m.
“BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7:10 p.m.
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 3 p.m.
“The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.
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“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m.
September 7, 2018
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills Try this course at the Tickets Pop-Up Playand Travel office Bldg. • dates: Pop-Up Play3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills dates will be hosted Course is a prerequi- throughout NASP and site for all NAS Pen- NASP Corry Station sacola backpacking the second and fourth trips. The next course Tuesday of every month is scheduled Sept. 22 from Sept. 11 to Nov. through 23. See below 27. Make new friends for more details. For in the community. The more information call next event will be Sept. 11, 10 a.m.to noon at 281-5489. • Backpacking the Splash Pad: Light101 Skills Course: house Terrace ComIn preparation for the munity Center. Water upcoming backpack- shoes are required to ing trip in October, play on the splash pad. MWR will be hosting For more information, a Backpacking 101 call 452-3806.
Skills Course Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Men’s Softball Championship: NASP will host the 2018 Men’s Armed Forces Softball Championship Sept 19 through 21 at the Barrancas Sports Complex. For updates on the game or for more information, visit www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Zombie 5K Run: MWR will host a Zombie 5K Run Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. through the Radford Trail. Pre-registration is required at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information or to register, call 452-9845. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802.
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.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
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