Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma ... Though the storm is not expected to directly impact the Pensacola area, NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters reminds personnel to be vigilant. “This is why we prepare in May during our hurricane exercise; for times like now,” Fenters said. “Preparation is a year-long task that gets amplified during the season. Peak hurricane season is next week; do not expect a ‘one and done’ season this year.” For more, go to https://www.ready.navy.mil
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NASP contributes a quarter of the nationwide donations for FFF By Ens. Jacob Kotlarski NASC Public Affairs
NAS Pensacola ready to support hurricane relief missions ... MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., arrive onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Aug. 31. NASP was providing billeting and airfield support services for the 26th MEU as they staged for humanitarian relief and response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. With the imminent landfall of Hurricane Irma, the base continues its readiness posture. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) donated more than three tons of food this year for the Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign. NASP also made other donations which grossed a similar value of 18,000 pounds of food, making the total from donation NASP in excess of 24,000 pounds. This number makes up a quarter of the national donation this year and is more than 1,300 pounds increased from last year. FFF is a government-wide program that ran from June 1 to Aug. 31 across the country. The campaign exists to help local food banks during a time of year when donations are diminished
but the need for the food increases. FFF is an annual program led by the United States Department of Agriculture since 2009. Onboard NASP, the FFF campaign was run by NASP’s religious ministry team and spearheaded by Chaplain Lt. Christopher Terrell. “This effort was not because of a single command onboard NASP,” Terrell said. “It was a group effort from many commands including Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) and Naval Air Technical Training Center. Collection stations were set up around the base at the galley, the NEX and other locations.” See FFF on page 2
USO center opens onboard NASP Corry Station Story, photo by Ens. Clara Navarro NASP Public Affairs
The United Service Organizations (USO) Northwest Florida and the Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF) unveiled a new USO center at NAS Pensacola Corry Station during a grand opening ceremony Aug. 30. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for us. The new USO center will help the roughly 2,000 service members students that we have onboard Corry Station each and every day,” said Cmdr. Christopher Eng, Information Warfare Training Command commanding officer. Along with Eng, guest speakers and
Navy personnel and USO officials cut a ribbon to open the NASP Corry Station USO Aug. 30. The new center offers facilities requested by service members, such as vintage arcade games and an outdoor pavillion.
distinguished guests included Capt. William Lintz, commanding officer, Center for Information Warfare Training;
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Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, executive officer, NAS Pensacola; and Thaddeus Foster, Board Member, Armed Forces
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Pensacola-area PACPOA to send Texas hurricane aid
By Ashley Laliberty NASP PAO Intern
By Ashley Laliberty NASP PAO Intern
In honor of the victims and fallen heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, NAS Pensacola will hold an annual commemoration ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum at 11 a.m., Sept 11. The ceremony is open to the public and will run about an hour long. Opening remarks will be given by NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, which will include a “Where Were You” tribute, the playing of “Taps” performed by the NASP Honor Guard and the traditional “Two-Bell Ceremony” honoring the lives lost.
Local organization Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) is currently providing disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Southeast Texas. The Category 4 hurricane devastated Southeast Texas with damaging winds and flooding, leaving thousands without food or shelter. According to one preliminary estimate, Hurricane Harvey could be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
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Families Foundation. “Many of our joint service members are on their first tour here. They’re living on base and may not have a car, so having more options for them to do things is good. Places to go and especially volunteer opportunities help combat destructive decisions among young Sailors,” added Eng. The ceremony included refreshments and a tour of the new facility. USO Corry Station is a 1,400 square foot recreation lounge repurposed from a space previously used as a galley. The new lounge includes snacks, refreshments, arcade games, high-speed Wi-Fi,
PACPOA’s ACC(AW/SW) Amber Khoryati, organizing the effort, has loved ones and ties to local shelters in southeast Texas. “It’s hard seeing this happen to your family and not being there to help,” Khoryati said. “Our goal is to reach out and let them know we are here so that we can help as many people as possible.” Khoryati will be taking a trailer of goods to local
shelters and small towns surrounding Houston as soon as the roads are cleared. PACPOA will be accepting all types of clothing and shoes, blankets, towels, non-perishable food items, basic essentials, baby items and school supplies. Donations will be collected at the chief’s club onboard NASP (3558 Lighthouse Rd.) through Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Federal Impact Aid surveys coming soon From Carissa Bergosh NASP School Liaison Officer
All NAS Pensacola members and civilian employees (including contractors) who are parents or guardians of schoolage children attending public schools should be on the lookout for the Federal Impact Aid survey cards which will be distributed Sept. 25. These cards will be sent home from school with your children. Data received from the Federal Impact Aid survey cards is a source of desperately needed funding for our local schools.
For our schools to be awarded the maximum amount of funding available, all you have to do is fill out the card and return it to your child’s school. Cards must be returned for the data to be collected that will qualify our local schools for the additional funding that is offered under the Federal Impact Aid program. All military dependent and “federally connected” students in grades K-12 are eligible. “Federally connected” children include those whose parents or guardians are federal civilian employees or contractors. The
children of civilian employees and contractors who work at NAS Pensacola qualify as federally connected. Federal Impact Aid surveys are conducted annually. The data received determines the amount of additional funding local schools are allocated to help off-set the tax revenue that is lost due to the tax exempt status of the federal property located in the school district. Simply equated, the more military dependent and federally connected students living in and reported by a school district the more funding the dis-
trict receives. It is recommended that parents discuss this information with their children so the children understand the importance of the survey and that they expect to receive a survey card when they are distributed in the schools. Important to note is that the personal data a person supplies on the survey cards is protected under privacy laws. So, heads up. Be on the lookout for the impact aid cards. With the severe budget cuts that have come to the district schools, impact aid is a
source of needed funds. Let us demonstrate our strong partnership with the local school district by reviewing and returning the impact aid forms in a timely manner. If for some reason you do not receive a card, contact your child’s school. Carissa Bergosh is the School Liaison Officer for NAS Pensacola. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via e-mail at Carissa.email@example.com or by phone at 712-4105.
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AOAN Kaitlyn Barnes, IT3 Starr Gilbert, and ATAN Bryan Johnson Largo work with Manna Food Bank volunteers to unload the final delivery of collected goods for the 2017 Feds Feed Families campaign. Combined efforts from NASP, NASC and other commands across the area yielded more than 24,000 pounds of food being donated. Photo by IT3 Starr Gilbert/ATAN Bryan Johnson Largo FFF from page 1
“This was a unique opportunity for our staff and students,” Chaplain Lt. Steven Schwarz, NASC volunteer coordinator, said. “The initiative of these volunteers directly benefitted those in our community who are in need.” The food physically donated from NASP goes to Manna Food Bank in downtown Pensacola. In addition to that, financial contributions are also made from the command Religious Offering Fund (ROF) to other food distributing organizations, many of which are in the Pensacola area. Some of these include Warrington Emergency Aid Center, Safe Harbor Women’s Resource Center and Loaves & Fishes. “Pensacola has been so kind to the Navy,” Terrell said. “This is the least we can do to give back to our community.” For more information on the Feds Feed Families Campaign visit https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/feds-feed-families.
flat-screen televisions, a study bar with laptops, a self-serve kitchen and a rest area with couches. The facility also has an outdoor recreational space for special events. Service members were polled and feedback was taken into account when creating the new center. “This is USO Northwest Florida’s fourth center, so that gives a very large footprint in the region,” said Dana Cervantes, center director USO Northwest Florida. “I really believe that this center at NASP Corry station is just the beginning.” Furnishings, electronics and supplies for the new USO center were funded by the Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF), a charity organization helping military families throughout the southeast United States. The funds donated by AFFF were raised within the Pensacola community through annual fundraisers held at local Taco Bell restaurants. “We coordinate with where the need is greatest, doing infrastructure improvement projects that the military doesn’t cover,” said Foster. “Corry Station seemed to have been missed a bit, so we’re happy to have partnered with the USO to bring the new center. Hopefully it’s a place for the troops and their families to rest
Service members try out a classic arcade game in the new Corry Station USO lounge. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock
and recharge – just a chance to get away from it all and feel a touch of home as well.” This is USO Northwest Florida’s fourth center. The planning for this project has been underway for about a year but the construction has been a 90-day process. The center will be run by a variety of USO staff, civilian volunteers and
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Guest speakers Alan Sapp and MAC Kathleen Ellison will provide personal stories and presentations to show reverence to the ones that lost their lives. Sapp is a federal firefighter at NAS Pensacola looking forward to speaking at this commemoration ceremony. Ellison lost a loved one who was serving as a firefighter; her personal story is a moving tribute. Service members will man the rails on second deck with flags of all 50 states. There will also be a flag
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an active duty watch. “It’s great to see more investment in Corry Station,” said Eng. “We train the future of cyber warfare in all services, which is an area of growth within the DoD, so we expect to take even more students on board in the future. Investment in preparation of that growth is encouraging.
displayed with the names of those who died during the 9/11 attacks. Organizer ACC Matthew Cuppernoll was honored to help put the event together. “Sept. 11 is a day to remember and it means a lot to me to be able to put this event on. I have done it the past three years,” he said. “The military’s posture has changed a lot with heightened security on each base since the events of 9/11.” Media interested in covering the event should contact NAS Pensacola Public Affairs at 452-4466 or 452-4436 for access and be in place by 10:45 a.m.
Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway was last week’s winner; the photo was a closeup of the T-39 Sabreliner at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field.
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Coloring ourselves American in the face of tragedy By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
We have all seen them. Those unbelievable images of New York City on September 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed jumbo jets into the World Trade Centers and our lives changed forever. There is the photos of the gaping, flaming holes left by the hijacked planes. Images of desperate victims jumping from the burning buildings, of first responders and courageous civilians risking their lives, of the collapsing towers spewing forth a terrifying cloud of ash, of the jagged, smoldering devastation and death left behind. Sixteen years later, the images still shock us and bring us back to the harsh reality and the incredible heroism of that day. Today, we once again bear witness to mass devastation
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in another iconic U.S. city – Houston, Texas. Like 9-11, first responders and volunteer civilians are risking life and limb to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and mass flooding from the most recorded rainfall in continental U.S. history. There are images of schools, churches, highways, homes and cemeteries under muddied waters. Of drenched, exhausted victims fleeing their submerged homes, carrying shoeless children and trembling dogs on their shoulders. Of at-cap a c i t y shelters, of downed electrical lines, of rain continuing to fall. B u t something is different. After 9-11, our entire country banded together to mourn the loss, hail the heroes and recognize America as one great nation of people. However, the Houston flood news coverage is interrupted with reports on continuing racial and political tensions.
Perhaps the fact that 9-11’s devastation was caused by a foreign enemy allowed Americans to link arms as allies. As for Houston, we have only Mother Nature to blame. But ironically, the lack of someone to accuse has made us turn on each other. Rather than allowing our hearts and minds to open wide and fully absorb another historic moment when Americans rise to an unthinkable challenge, we are still bickering over politics. This squabbling robs thousands of first responders, law enforcement, mobilized military aboard warships and aircraft, and National Guard members the recognition they deserve for their undaunted service. It diverts our attention from the countless acts of kindness and bravery shown by thousands of average civilians. It keeps us from thinking deeply about the suffering our fellow citizens continue to endure, and more importantly, how we might help from afar. It even distracts us from those criminal opportunists who plot to loot and ransack as soon as the waters recede, allowing them to carry out their dirty deeds without 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 andpotatoesoflife.com. deterrent media coverage that might assist law enforcement officials. Perhaps as 9-11 approaches, we can use the now-famous images of that historic tragedy to close the
gap that prevents us from banding together to face the Hurricane Harvey flood devastation as one united people. Some images of 9-11 are particularly relevant to the division we are experiencing today. The photos of people in the streets of New York City – office workers, firefighters, military men and women, hot dog vendors, tourists, nearly everyone – blanketed in grey ash are a symbolic reminder that we are all Americans. In those photos, one cannot distinguish between black or white, rich or poor, liberal or conservative. All one sees is people helping or being helped in the midst of unthinkable tragedy. This year, on the sixteenth anniversary of 9-11, as Houston begins the long process of recovery, let’s set aside our differences for a later debate. Let’s color ourselves as only Americans united as one. Let’s open our hearts so that we can fully experience the historic storm of grief and tragedy without distraction, and open our hands to offer our fellow citizens the charity and hope they so desperately need.
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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: Military mobilizes to provide humanitarian support USS Kearsarge and USS Oak Hill supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts From U.S. Fleet Forces Command
ORFOLK, Va (NNS) â€“ Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to get underway from their Norfolk, Va., homeports to support federal, state and local authorities ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Kearsarge along with Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 31. Oak Hill departed from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. These ships are capable of providing medical support, maritime civil affairs, maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, medium and heavy lift air support and bring a diverse capability including assessment and security. State and local agencies are in the lead for this response effort. The Navy recognizes recovery from this catastrophic disaster will be a long-term effort. The Navy is leaning forward to fully support FEMA and Texas with DoD assistance as requested. For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/clf/.
U.S. Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Victor, 39th Rescue Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing instructor loadmaster, peers out a window onboard a HC-130P/N during a sortie in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts over Texas, Aug. 30. Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 returns to Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas Aug. 29 after a search and rescue mission over the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo by MC1 Christopher Lindahl
A HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 106th Rescue Wing prepares to make contact with a refueling drouge attached the wing of a HC-130P/N from the 920th Rescue Wing from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., over Texas, Aug. 30. Photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James
Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 return in an MH-60S Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron load cargo into a HC-130J Combat King II in Sea Hawk helicopter to Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas after a search preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28 at Naval Air Staand rescue mission Aug. 29 over affected areas. Photo by MC1 Christopher Lindahl tion Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander
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Ship’s Aegis BMD system intercepts target missile From Missile Defense Agency
KAUAI, Hawaii (NNS) – The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target using Standard Missile (SM) 6 guided missiles during a test off the coast of Hawaii Aug. 30. John Paul Jones detected and tracked a target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar and onboard SM-6 missiles executed the intercept. “We are working closely with the fleet to develop this important new capability and this was a key milestone in giving our Aegis BMD (Ballistic Missile Defense) ships an enhanced capability
to defeat ballistic missiles in their terminal phase,” said MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves. “We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves.” This test, designated Flight Test Standard Missile (FTM) 27 Event 2, marks the second time that an SM6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target. Aegis BMD is the naval component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. MDA and the U.S. Navy cooperatively manage the Aegis BMD program. For additional information about all elements of the ballistic missile defense system, contact Lt. Col. JB Brindle at (571) 231-8374 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Chris Johnson at (571) 231-8212 or e-mail c h r i s t o p h e r. j o h n s o n @ mda.mil.
A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27, Event 2. The target was successfully intercepted by SM6 missiles fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53). Photo by Latonja Martin
Secretary of Navy visits SPAWAR headquarters From Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs
The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy (SecNav), visited with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) workforce, Aug. 29. During Spencer’s visit he met with command leadership and held an all-hands call. “The SPAWAR team proves essential to our Navy’s mission,” said Spencer. “The research, development and acquisition process helps ensure that we are getting new technology and capability out to our Sailors and Marines as quickly as possible. As your new SecNav, I am personally impressed with the incredible work and legacy of this command. Continue your momentum; I cannot wait to see
what initiatives this dynamic group continues to accomplish.” Rear Adm. Christian Becker, SPAWAR Commander, thanked Spencer for taking time to meet with the command that prides itself on rapidly delivering cyber capability from seabed to space. “SPAWAR employees are located around the globe supporting the warfighter on ships, on submarines, in the air and on ground,” said Becker. “For SecNav to take the time to come and speak with SPAWAR demonstrates the value and significance of our work.” Peter Labbe, assigned to SPAWAR’s Office of the Chief Engineer, emphasized that it means a great deal to have senior Navy leadership visit with SPAWAR, especially during a time where the topics of cybersecurity, technology and innovation are on
the minds of not only military members, but those that work in the defense industry and the general public as well. “SecNav gave a meaningful perspective of how we need to stay ahead of our adversaries in the realms of cybersecurity and the development of new systems,” said Labbe. “As engineers, we are constantly working to improve in order to provide necessary support and protection for those on the front lines.” SPAWAR is the Navy acquisition command which develops, delivers and sustains advanced information warfare capabilities. With nearly 10,000 active duty and civilian professionals located around the world and close to the fleet, SPAWAR is at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition, keeping our forces connected around the globe.
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Bells Across America honors fallen service members Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office
he peals of ceremonial bells broke the silence in the Lassen auditorium, as the dedicated service of 43 fallen service members were recognized and remembered. Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted the Navy Gold Star Program’s Bells Across America ceremony Sept. 1, recognizing fallen service members and the sacrifices of their families. Following the invocation, each of the 43 service member’s names was honored with a ringing of a ship’s bell as their name was read aloud. Additionally, a volley of four rings was sounded to honor all other Navy personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice. “It is important that we always remember our fallen shipmates, because they dedicated their lives
to service to our great country. Ceremonies like the Bells Across America event not only allow us to honor those who have given all, but it also allows us to reassure the family members of those who died while on active duty, that they are not forgotten and they are always a part of the Navy Family,” NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. A Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG 21) flag detail member, 2nd Lt. Doug Conwell presents a Before the event’s clos- flag to a Gold Star family in attendance at the Bells Across America Ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting prayer, the Marine Avi- ing Field’s Lassen auditorium Sept. 1. ation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG 21) Gold Star family in atten- ensure families know their ber said. Link,” the program is a flag detail members 2nd dance at the ceremony. Bells Across America is comprehensive Navy surservice members are not Lt. Andrew Johnson, 2nd “The vision of the forgotten and that they are a nation-wide event spon- vivor assistance program Lt. Doug Conwell and 2nd Navy’s Gold Star Program always part of the Navy sored by the United States designed for families of Lt. Joshua Ng performed a is to acknowledge families Family,” Darryl Johnson, Navy Gold Star Program. service members who die 13-folds flag service and of service members who NASWF Fleet and Family According to their while on active duty. The presented the flag to a died while on active duty, Support Center staff mem- newsletter “Survivor’s program was launched on Oct. 1, 2014 and provides a level of long-term assisNavy Suicide Prevention tance and support not preMonth ... NAS Whiting Field viously available. The Commanding Officer Capt. mission of the Navy Gold Todd Bahlau signs the Navy Star Program is to deliver Suicide Prevention Month survivor assistance pro2017 proclamation onboard grams and services. NASWF Sept. 1 during a For additional informasafety stand-down event. Durtion on the “Survivor’s ing the safety stand-down, Link” newsletter, visit the NASWF Fleet and Family website at www.navygoldSupport Center staff members star.com/additional-rebriefed resources for suicide sources/navy-gold-star-ne prevention such as the 800wsletter. 273-TALK helpline and the For more information Ask-Care-Treat (ACT) meson NAS Whiting Field’s sage as well as discussions support for the Gold Star with specific “what if” scenarProgram, contact Johnson ios. Photo by Jamie Link at (850) 623-7451.
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POW/MIA luncheon set for Sept. 12 The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation and the Pensacola Council Navy League will present the 19th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be retired United States Navy CTRCS James Layton a USS Pueblo (AGER2) POW. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service kahkis for military members. Cost is $20 per person. If you would like to sponsor attendance for active-duty military and/or a table, mail a check to P.O. Box 17486, Pensacola, FL 32522. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Navy ball golf tournament Sept. 22 Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will be hosting a golf tournament at the A.C. Read Golf Club to raise money for the annual Navy Birthday Ball Sept. 22. Registration beigns at 10:30 a.m. and the event will be ongoing until 4 p.m. Complimentary snacks will be provided during registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Entry and participation is open to active-duty military, retired military, Department of Defense employess and civilians. Cost is $50 per person or $200 for a team. There will be food at the event and various prizes awarded after the event. To register, contact Lt. Cmdr. Christian Dumlao at (904) 505-1374 or PSC(SW/AW) TeeJay Smith at (904) 994-0529 or e-mail pcolanavyball2017@ gmail.com
Charity run at Seville Quarter The Marine Corps League and TEL Staffing and HR are hosting the 34th Annual Semper Fi 5k Charity Run tomorrow, Sept. 9 at 7:30 am at Seville Quarter. All proceeds go directly to Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast, New Horizons of Northwest Florida, Escambia Westgate Schoo, the Miracle League of Pensacola, Gulf Coast Kids House and LEAD Academy of Santa Rosa. Cost is $30 until Sept. 7 and then $35 Sept. 8 and 9. Active-duty military is $20. For registration and more information please go to marinecorpsleaguepenscola.org or www.werunwild .com. For additional information, contact Camila Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual VA golf tournament dates The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association has announced dates for its annual golf tournament, to be held this year Sept. 15, show time at 8 a.m. and tee time at 9 a.m. The tournament will be held at Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove, Va. This annual tournament funds a scholarship awarded to VII Corps veterans of operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and to their immediate families. All money raised during the tournment goes to the scholarship fund. Refreshments will be provided during the tournament. The cost is $90 per player. For more information about the tournament and to register, go to golf.DesertStormVets.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Event to honor U.S. service in Japan
A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event connects past and present service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. Featured speakers at the event include the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Fla. and retired Rear Adm. James D. Kelly, former commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ). RSVPs are high encouraged. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-7049.
POW/MIA 24-hour run announced There will be a POW/MIA 24 hour run starting Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. and ending Sept. 15 at 3:30. People will be able to sign up for 30 minute to one hour slots to carry the POW/MIA flag. Multiple people can sign up for the same time so that they can trade off running, walking or run as a group. The run will be around the large loop outside the mega building extending from the galley to the NEX. Drinks and refreshments will be provided and attendees can buy shirt, with the proceeds go to the AHERO foundation for veteran suicide prevention. There will be having an opening ceremony Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. including guest speaker Naval Air Station Pensacola CO, Capt. Christopher Martin. This year, support for Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Coast Guard is highly encouraged. The sign up board for the run is located in Bldg. 3460 on the south side in front of the Crow Hangar.
VFW post promises fun and relaxation Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit the post. There will
be karaoke on Thursday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.
Annual retired military seminar returns Attention military retirees: Oct. 21 has been selected as the date for the 44th annual Gulf Coast Retired Military Seminar. The resource fair, which provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. For more information, call 452-5618.
American Legion car shows planned American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a series of car shows from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. The next PACPOA Car Show will be Sept. 10. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will be featured this month. Car Show entry is $5 for a fun and family friendly event. If it has a motor and wheels we will judge it. Awards will be given to the top three vehicles. Come out for music, food, cars, trucks and support our Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at email@example.com or call (301)769-1015.
Thriller author to visit Pensacola Political thriller author Kyle Mills, the current writer of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels, will be hosting a book signing and talk tomorrow, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Pensacola. This signing will be the first stop on his book tour promoting his upcoming novel “Enemy of the State,” which was released Sept. 5. Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fifteen political thrillers, including “The Survivor” and “Order to Kill” for Vince Flynn and “The Patriot Attack” for Robert Ludlum. He initially found inspiration from his father, the former director of Interpol, and still draws on his contacts in the intelligence community to give his books realism. To preorder Mill’s upcoming novel or for more information on the signing, call 969-9554 or visit www.stores.barnes andnoble.com/store/ 2926. For more information about Mills, visit www.kylemills. com.
JAS hosting World War II event series The The Japan-America Society (JAS) of Northwest Florida will host their Memories and Heroics series Sept. 18 through 23 to commemorate Japanese-Americans during World War II. The events are: • “Memories from the Internment Camps”: stories shared by internees and their families Sept. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at the West Florida Public Library in downtown Pensacola, meeting room B. • “Only the Brave”: The story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in Army history, Sept. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. • “Fred Korematsu In-Service Program”: Designed for teachers with free teaching packets about Korematsu, who fought against Executive Order 9066 and was awarded Presidential Medal of Honor for his civil rights work, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Spencer Bibbs Learning Center, Rm. 146. For more information about any of these events or to register to attend, visit www.jasnwfl.org.
Volunteers wanted for beach cleanup Volunteers for the 32nd International Coastal Cleanup are encouraged to meet at Lake Frederic, Barrancas Beach, NATTC Beaches, Ski Beach and Blue Angel Park Sept. 17. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the Pensacola Area CPO Association, NATTC CPO Association, NATTC Aviation Equipment Association, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association Information Warfare Training Center Corry Petty Officer’s Association, Port Ops, Public Works Department and Blue Angel Recreation Park. You can also contact these organizations to volunteer at their specific location. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves and water. Families are encour-
aged to participate. To sign up, call 452-3131 ext. 3003/3008/3016.
Corvette show on Pensacola Beach Join Vette lovers for a welcome dinner and a weekend of fun in the sun on Pensacola Beach at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 15th annual “Vettes at the Beach” Corvette car show, today and tomorrow, Sept. 8 and 9. A pre-registration and welcome dinner for out-oftown participants will be held tonight Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar on Pensacola Beach. The dinner will be included in the registration process. On Sept. 9, registration will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Individuals interested in registering a vehicle can register for $45. The form and registration information can be found at www.miraclestripcorvette .com/2017-vettes-atthe-beach/. For more information, go to www.miraclestripcorvette.com or contact Carol with Miracle Strip Corvette Club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 375-6993. For more information about Pensacola Beach, go to www.VisitPensacolaBeach.com.
New hours for National Seashore Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced the change of operating hours for the William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou. The visitor center operating hours will officially be changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Sept. 10. These changes will allow the park the maximize efficiency of the current staffing levels to provide our visitors with consistent, uniform and reliable services. Campers will be served by park staff at the visitor center and campground hosts will assist campers in the campground office. The campground office will be staffed by campground hosts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit us at www.nps. gov/guis, or follow Gulf Island NPS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.
Bon Fest to celebrate Japanese culture Enjoy the culture of Japan tomorrow Sept. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. with the 12th annual Bon Fest. There will be authentic Japanese food, dancing and other activities for all ages. The event will feature the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers from Epcot Center. Zaima Hiroshi, Consul General of Cultural Affairs, with the Consulate General Japan in Miami, will be visiting Pensacola and attending community program. The event will be held at Booker T. Washington High School. For more information, contact Hatsue Miki at Hatsuemiki@gmail.com or call 602-4385.
Jazz out at Jazz Pensacola gumbo Celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt with Jazz Pensacola at their Jazz Gumbo Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Phineas Phogg’s. Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event and admission is free. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for door prize drawings. For membership and information, call 433-8382, or visit jazzpensacola.com.
KOC charity golf tournament The Saint Sylvester Knights of Columbus (KOC) are sponsoring a charity golf tournament Oct. 6 at the Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre. Format is four person scramble (handicapped). Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player, $65 for active-duty military, police, firemen and EMTs. Registration includes golf, goodie bag, dinner, beverages, prizes and hole-in-one contest. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Ministries. For more informaton, contact Mike Gaspard at 206-1484 or e-mail email@example.com, or Mike Albaugh at 830-3753.
Local grocer offers online shopping Greer’s Market now offers an option to shop online and pick up items in store or have them delivered. Every aisle is available to shop online, including the deli, bakery, dairy and frozen products. There are no additional fees for online shopping and pick up. For more information or to register for online shopping, visit www.greers.com/shop.
Free Scottish dance classes announced Free Scottish dance classes are being offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.
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REMC Executive Director Moore retires; See page B2 Spotlight
“Shaping the Bright Future of America” By Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor
Throughout the United States and the armed forces, National Hispanic Heritage Month is being observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for 2017 is: “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” Originally conceived in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson, the observance was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to include a 30-day period. The month was officially enacted into law Aug. 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Two other nations, Mexico and Chile, celebrate their independence days Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.2 million Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Some famous military firsts for American hispanics: Flying ace: Col. Manuel J. Fernández Jr., who flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War. Medal of Honor recipient: Philip Bazaar, a Chilean member of the U.S. Navy, for bravery during the Civil War. He received his Medal of Honor in 1865. Admiral, U.S. Navy: David G. Farragut. In 1866, he became the first U.S. naval officer ever to be awarded the rank of
admiral. The first Hispanic American to become a four-star admiral was Horacio Rivero of Puerto Rico in 1964. General, U.S.Army: Richard E. Cavazos, 1976. In 1982, he became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general. Secretary of the Navy: Edward Hidalgo, 1979. In government firsts, American Hispanics can claim: Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, delegate from the Florida territory. U.S. Representative: Romualdo Pacheco, a representative from California, was elected in 1876 by a one-vote margin. He served for four months before his opponent succeeded in contesting the results. In 1879 he was again elected to Congress, where he served for two terms. U.S. Senator: Octaviano Larrazolo was elected in 1928 to finish the term of New Mexico Sen. Andieus Jones, who had died in office. He served for six months before falling ill and stepping down; he died in 1930. The first Hispanic senator to serve an entire term was Dennis Chávez of New Mexico, who served from 1935 to 1962. U.S. Treasurer: Romana Acosta Bañuelos, 1971-1974. U.S. Cabinet member: Lauro F. Cavazos, 1988–1990, secretary of education. U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990-1993. Additionally, she was also the first woman to hold the position. U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Federico Peña, 1993. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Henry Cisneros, 1993. U.S. Attorney General: Alberto Gon-
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“Shaping the Bright Future of America” is the 2017 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month.
zales, 2005. U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Sonia Sotomayor, 2009. She is also the third woman to hold the position. Hilda Solis served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor from
2009 to 2013. Latino first for POTUS: U.S. Reps. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both second-generation Cubans, ran for Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2016.
Hispanic heroism in Pensacola: Gen. Bernardo de Galvez From www.nps.gov
Spanish grenadiers pour into Pensacola’s Fort George, 1781. Painting from United States Army Center of Military History
What ties unite Pensacola; Mobile, Ala.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Natchez, Miss.? During the American Revolution, these towns were all part of British Florida and all were captured by Gen. Bernardo de Gálvez, the governor of Spanish Louisiana and his Spanish armies. At age 29 in 1776, Gálvez was appointed governor of Spanish Louisiana. His mission, as top military and civilian authority of this land, which stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rockies, from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, was to deal fairly with the French Creole population, promote commerce, fight smuggling, cultivate friendship with the Indians, build up the population and in case of war against Great Britain, he was expected to attack and take British West Florida, all with only 500 soldiers. In August 1779, Spain finally declared war on Great
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Britain and Gálvez was free to act. Pensacola had a narrow entrance to its bay, and this entrance was guarded by a British fort. The first Spanish ship was fired upon and ran aground. The rest of the fleet retreated back to sea. Gálvez kept urging the Spanish admiral to press the attack, but the admiral kept making excuses. Gálvez knew that the British fleet was on its way, so he decided to take the matter into his own hands. He took his own four ships, hoisted his personal flag in the lead ship, stood on the prow with his sword raised and ordered a 15-gun salute fired as he led his ships through the pass. When the rest of the fleet saw this daring move, they urged the admiral to give the order to follow. The other ships followed Gálvez. After two months of fighting, the British finally surrendered in May 1781. The Battle of Pensacola had been one of the longest battles of the American Revolution.
Gosling Games Color Me ‘Piñata’
Jokes & Groaners Questions to ignore Q: Who earns a living driving their customers away? A: A taxi driver. Q: What do you call an illegally parked frog? A: Toad. Q: What do you call a laughing motorcycle? A: A Yamahahaha. Q: Did you hear about the hungry clock? A: It went back four seconds. Q: Did you hear about that new broom? A: It’s sweeping the nation. Q: What do lawyers wear to court? A: Lawsuits. Q: What gets wetter the more it dries? A: A towel. Q: Why did the belt get arrested? A: He held up a pair of pants.
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REMC Executive Director Moore retires By PO2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
ach year, the patients show up. These living heroes bring untold stories of valor and horror and faith and patriotic duty that many of today’s service members look at with awe. They are the repatriates of the Vietnam War, former Prisoners of War who visit the Robert E. Mitchell Center (REMC) onboard NAS Pensacola annually for extensive two-day physicals. The man who hears these stories – who catalogs their existence both publicly and privately – saw his last patient this month. After 28 years with REMC, Executive Director Jeffrey Moore is retiring. “It feels somewhat unreal,” said Moore of his retirement. “Not just the goodbye, the entire journey.” That journey began in 1989 when he checked into Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) as an active duty clinical neuropsychologist. He was instructed not to get too comfortable because he was needed in Bethesda by 1991. That never materialized and he ended up extending his tour at NAMI “two or three times” for various reasons. He extended a final time under the condition that he retire as a commander so someone else could fill his billet. On Sept. 1, 1997, he retired from active duty and began work
as contractor for REMC, the world’s only facility dedicated to the study of mental and physical effects of captivity on warfighters. Moore’s been with the center in some capacity ever since. Meander through the tiny facility and you can gaze upon the history of the POW experience and the pictures of old warriors, some still alive and visiting the center, some long dead. Moore has a story for almost all of them. “In 28 years, there have indeed been so many colorful, confidential and poignant stories,” he said. There was the time he watched several hundred repatriates stand and sing “God Bless America” with the Dallas Symphony at a reunion. Moore was
Jeffrey Moore, right, is presented a plaque by Capt. Mark Goto, commanding officer of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), in appreciation of Moore’s time as executive director of Robert E. Mitchell Center (REMC). Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht
once publically thanked during one repatriate’s retirement ceremony for “saving my life.” And there’s also the story of why his nameplate on the door to his office is curiously misspelled as ‘nueropsychologist.’ One has to ask for the explanation. Moore has a knack for remembering all of these details about the patients who come through the Mitchell Center. For example, his first patient was a vice admiral, and when Moore started at the center, there were four Medal of Honor recipients. He has remembered a lot, because a lot has happened. Of course, that means there will be
so much to miss. “Although the staff and colleagues have always been great, it has truly been an honor and a privilege to take care of and get to know so many of our nation’s true heroes,” Moore said. “All of us in military medicine take care of heroes every day, but the repatriates are a very unique group of heroes who survived tortuous captivity and remained resilient.” Moore also said he hopes that the center will continue to care for this unique group, letting them know how much they mean to the nation and that they are not forgotten.
The center is currently in the hands of Navy Medicine OperTraining Center ational (NMOTC). Moore said its existence is undeniably finite due to the increasing age of its patient population, and hopefully due to ever-improving rescue and recovery procedures on the battlefield. The Mitchell Center’s command and staff remain resolute in carrying on the work of Moore and the many others who have served at REMC, even when the last repatriate bids farewell. It is important to preserve that legacy. It will make a great story one day.
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next classes is scheduled for Sept. 21. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22 at FFSC. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn how to apply for a travel allowance, plan a relocation budget and get helpful hints on personal property shipping and storage. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Newcomer Spouse Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn how to maximize self-esteem, which can improve productivity and well-being. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age. • Healing the Angry Brain: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 to Oct. 24. Must attend all six sessions. Participants learn about brain functions and the related processes that make the brain functions and the related processes that make the brain such a powerful force in emotions such as anger. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The
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. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
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. • What Kind of Car Can I Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Find out tips on how to go about buying a vehicle so that you do not experience any buyer's remorse. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated 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 one is scheduled for Sept. 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.
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
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact 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 more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communications support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel. Gainey@usmc.mil.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more call 455-8280.
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Morale,WelfareandRecreation 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.
Story by Alison Westmoreland Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
The Pensacola Beach celebrity chefs are prepped and ready to serve up the food and spice up the crowds at the 10th Annual Taste of the Beach festival Sept. 15 through 16 on Pensacola Beach. Presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce (PBCC), 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 Pensacola Beach celebrity chefs include Jere Doyle of Crabs We Got ‘Em; Dan Dunn of H2O at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel; Josh Warner of the Grand Marlin; Dennis Moore of Flounder’s Chowder House; 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,” said Alison Westmoreland, president of PBCC. The party gets started Sept. 15 with a special, ticketed VIP event at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Front at 6 p.m. Guests will sample specially-created hors d’oeuvres before a beginning a formal five-course meal and wine pairing while viewing an on-stage cooking demonstration presented by five Pensacola Beach chefs. Tickets are $75 each. The daylong Taste of the
Pensacola’s 10th annual Taste of the Beach festival will showcase the best food and culinary expertise the chefs of Pensacola Beach has to offer. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
Beach outdoor festival opens on Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. with about 20 beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for just $5 each. The festival, which is centered around the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, amps up the entertainment with chef demonstrations, cooking competitions and live music. Kicking off the day is the team cook off challenge, beginning at 10:30 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 Cup trophy. Next up will be the chef ’s challenge, starting at 11:30 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 cash prize, a trophy and bragging rights for a year. The five Pensacola Beach
celebrity chefs take the stage at 1 p.m. to present simultaneous live cooking demonstrations. Following the demonstrations, festival-goers with pre-purchased wristbands can sample the chefs’ creations. A limited number of wristbands are available for $20. Immediately following will be a question-and-answer session and a meet-and-greet. Finally, prepare to get your classic rock fix Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. when White Tie Rock Ensemble takes the Gulfside Pavilion stage to end the festival. The concert is free to the public, but there is a limited number of VIP seating. Tickets will be sold for $30 each. The VIP area will be cordoned off and there will be general admission for ticket holders. Note that no coolers or extra chairs will be allowed in the VIP area. For more information, VIP event tickets or lodging information, visit www.TasteofPensacolaBeach.com.
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• NavyChildrenHomeProvidersNeeded: MWR is looking for child development home (CDH) providers. This is an opportunity to earn from income home, add a valuable skill that • New golf lesis transferable to sons:The A.C. Read any PCS and to Golf Club is offering other support golf lessons to “get military families golf ready” for the cool providing by months. The five week quality care for course takes just one children. CDH hour per week to get a provides free full introduction to the training, monthly various aspects of the support and a game, until you are lending library to fully ready to hit the help you suclinks on your own. ceed. For more Three sessions begininformation, call ning Sept. 11, 14 and 458-6588. 16. Cost is $89 for ac• Childsports tive duty, retired and program:Lookfamily and $99 for ing to get your civilian guests. For young children more information, call involved in 452-2454. Start sports? Smart with Navy Child and Youth Programs is a six-week program to teach children 3 to 5 years of age the basics of sports. This program is free to children of authorized MWR patrons; one parent or guardian must attend with each child. Sessions are offered weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays until Oct. 12 at the Hwy. 98 Youth Sports Complex. Register at the Corry Youth Center from today Aug. 1 to 25 or call 453-3490 for more information. • BushidoSportsJudoClub:6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146 or 457-1421 or 457-1421 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). • SwimStrokeClinic:Join MWR Aquatics for the 34th annual swim stroke clinic Tuesday through Friday until Sept. 22. This clinic focuses on techniques for competitive strokes, starts and turns. The clinic takes place Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. and is open to all school age children of MWR patrons. Cost is $30 per child. Call the aquatics office for more info at 452-9429. • Hero/villainthemedbowling:Break out the capes and costumes for the Corry Bowling Center Heroes and Villains Cosmic Bowling night, Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prizes awarded for best costume. Cost is $10 and includes bowling and shoes. For more details call 452-3680.
Libertyactivities 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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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