Page 1

NAS Pensacola marks 9/11 anniversary with ceremony ...

In commemoration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will present a ceremony at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 11, at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Captain Keith Hoskins will provide opening remarks for the event, which will include a “Where Were You” tribute, the traditional “Two-Bell Ceremony” and a performance of “Taps” by the NASP Honor Guard. The public is invited to attend.

Vol. 79, No. 36

VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com

September 11, 2015

TRICARE drug policy to change New pharmacy rule takes effect Oct. 1 From the Defense Health Agency

Runners passed through color stations at every mile marker Sept. 4 during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 5K Color Run aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Bruce Cummins

NATTC hosts CFC run, CSADD picnic From NATTC PAO

Service members attached to the largest command aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola conducted a Florida Panhandle Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 5K Color Run Sept. 4 as a kickoff to the annual fund drive.

Co-event organizer AT1 (AW) Ronald Delagarza, NATTC Avionics Department, said the run provided a unique opportunity for not only the command to come together, but the Pensacolaarea military community as well. “We had nearly 2,500 runners in the race – almost 2,000

(NATTC) students and almost 500 other Pensacola-area community members participating,” he said. “We’re hoping this creates awareness throughout the area about how important the CFC truly is.”

See Run on page 2

First Digital Tutor class graduates

See Drug on page 2

Federal Impact Aid surveys critical for school funding By Carrisa Bergosh NASP School Liaison Officer

From CID PAO

Eighteen information systems technician (IT) students graduated from the first Digital Tutor (DT) course at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station Sept. 1. Preparing new Navy Sailors to join the Information Dominance Corps as network system administrators (SysAdmin), DT is an artificial intelligence-based training method designed for the next generation of cyber warriors, reducing training time from years to months. The artificial intelligence DT program was developed by studying how the best instructors teach, tutor and adapt to individual students to achieve the most effective learning out-

A new law going into effect Oct. 1, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get select brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Activeduty service members are exempt from the law’s requirement. Maintenance drugs are those you take regularly for a long time, such as drugs to control blood pressure or cholesterol. The law doesn’t apply to

drugs you take for a short time, like antibiotics, or generic drugs. The law also doesn’t apply to beneficiaries living overseas, or who have another insurance plan with prescription drug coverage. “A military pharmacy is a great way to fill maintenance drugs, since you can get up to a 90-day supply, and there’s no cost for TRICARE beneficiaries,” said Cmdr. Ben Schwartz, department head, Naval Hospital Pensacola Pharmacy. “Beneficiaries can contact the NHP Pharmacy at 505-6640 to see if a prescription is available.”

Information systems technician students at the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station set up a mock shipboard network. These students are part of the first Digital Tutor course. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy

come, and then incorporating the information into the software. DT not only teaches each student one-on-one, but also monitors, processes and coaches student responses as an actual tutor would through a series of highly interactive, progressively challenging

Force protection exercises coming up ...

All NAS Pensacola members and civilian employees (including contractors) who are parents or guardians of school-age children attending public schools should be on the lookout for the Federal Impact Aid survey cards which will be distributed Sept. 21. These cards will be sent home from school with children. Data received from the survey cards is a source of des-

perately needed funding for local schools. For schools to be awarded the maximum amount of funding available, all parents have to do is fill out the card and return it to the child’s school. Cards must be returned for the data to be collected that will qualify local schools for the additional funding that is offered under the Federal Impact Aid program. All military dependent and “federally connected” students

See Survey on page 2

troubleshooting exercises. The system ensures each student comprehends the knowledge and demonstrates the desired outcome of the program’s learning objectives. “Teaching with intelligent

See Digital on page 2

From Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, commanders from U.S. Fleet Forces, Naval Installations Command and Navy Region Southeast will be onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) conducting a detailed review of security, antiterrorism and emergency management policies and procedures. On Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, NASP will execute two force protection exercises testing first responders. Gate closures and traffic delays may be encountered.

Suicide awareness initiative ... NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins signs a suicide prevention awareness proclamation Sept. 8 during a ceremony attended by chaplains and other personnel who work with the NASP suicide prevention programs. The proclamation recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Photo by Janet Thomas

Published by Ballinger Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Navy. Opinions contained herein are not official expressions of the Department of the Navy nor do the advertisements constitute Department of the Navy, NAS Pensacola or Ballinger Publishing’s endorsement of products or services advertised.


PA G E

2 Run from page 1

Celebrating ties to Japan ... Members of the JAS Dance Group perform Sept. 4 during a Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) program at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The event organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida honored U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members. Photo by Jamie Link

NASP MWR a finalist for park award From NASP MWR

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, has announced that the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department is a finalist for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in park and recreation management. The awards program honors civilian and military communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. For the second straight year, NAS Pensacola MWR is a finalist in the Armed Forces Recreation category. Consisting of more than 550 employees, NASP MWR provides recreational, enSurvey from page 1

in grades K-12 are eligible. “Federally connected” children include those whose parents or guardians are federal civilian employees or contractors. 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

tertainment and child care services for the 16,000 service members and their families, as well DoD employees working onboard the installation and thousands of retirees in the local community. A CNIC Five star accredited program, MWR operates four fitness centers at NASP and NASP Corry Station, single service member activities at two home bases and through an out of town trip program, as well as seasonal family events including the upcoming Fall Festival and Haunted Hayride at Blue Angel Recreation Park Oct. 24 and the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow Nov. 6 and 7. Other finalists for the award include Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan; MCB Camp Pendleton, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. For more information on the Gold Medal Awards, go to www.nrpa.org/ goldmedal or www.aapra.org.

more military dependent and federally connected students living in and reported by a school district the more funding the district 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 supplied on the survey cards is protected under privacy laws. So, be on the lookout

Drug from page 1

Beneficiaries affected by the change will soon get letters from Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor. These letters will tell beneficiaries they are taking an affected drug, and explain their options. Beneficiaries can also call Express Scripts at 1 (877) 3631303 to see if they are affected. After Oct. 1, Express Scripts will send another letter to beneficiaries who continue using a retail pharmacy for affected drugs. After that, beneficiaries have one more chance to fill these pre-

Vol. 79, No. 36

for the survey cards. With the severe budget cuts that have come to district schools, Impact Aid is a source of needed funds. Reviewing and returning the forms in a timely manner will demonstrate a strong partnership with the local school district. If for some reason you do not receive a card, contact your child’s school. If you have questions or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, contact NASP School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh at carissa.bergosh@navy.mil or by phone at 458-6588.

scriptions at a retail pharmacy before they have to pay 100 percent of the cost of their medication. TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is a safe, convenient and low cost option to get maintenance drugs. You can get up to a 90-day supply, as opposed to a 30-day supply from a retail pharmacy, and offers a $176 savings per year on your copayments for every brand name drug you switch to Home Delivery. For more information about this change to TRICARE’s pharmacy benefit, go to www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.

September 11, 2015

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

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

Delagarza, along with AO1 (AW) Alexanna Williams, elected to have the run coincide with the CSADD-sponsored Labor Day weekend picnic. Williams, the NATTC command lead for the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), said the picnic and run will hopefully serve to reinforce both the CFC and CSADD, organizations she feels are important to Sailors. “A lot of the NATTC participants are firstterm Sailors,” she said. “The picnic and the color run are great op-

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

portunities for these young men and women to see what the CFC is about and to have a CSADD event to kick off their Labor Day weekend.” Delagarza added that the emphasis of the CFC 5K Color Run remained on fun rather than competition, with runners beginning the race dressed in clean white Tshirts or the Navy physical training uniform and passing through color stations at each mile marker. Each color station was associated with a different color, and volunteers blasted participants with dyed cornstarch from spray bottles.

“We thought this was a great opportunity for the Pensacola-area community to begin Labor Day weekend with a fun, organized and friendly event,” he said. Delagarza said Pensacola-area commands each have a designated CFC coordinator, and individuals interested in donating to a charity through the CFC should contact a command representative. NATTC is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, go to www.navy. mil/local/cnatt/.

Digital from page 1

tutoring is transforming our Sailors into IT professionals in a much shorter period of time than it has normally taken us with traditional teaching methods and on-the-job experience,” said Capt. Maureen Fox, commanding officer, CID headquarters, which oversees training around the country. “Many aspects of IT training are comparable to civilian workforce training, so adapting Digital Tutor to our Navy IT training made for a good fit as we explore this kind of advanced teaching methodology. Digital Tutor is one of many initiatives we're pursuing throughout the CID domain as we deliver dynamic, relevant training for the Information Dominance Corps.” The DT course teaches network administration, database management, and computer hardware and software troubleshooting skills through a combination of interactive lesson plans, hands-on practical exercises and two separate capstone hardware lab events conducted in a compressed time frame. The first DT class began in March, and since then, six more DT classes have convened. The goal is to train 800 students using DT over three years. In comparison, CID typically trains several hundred new Sailors every year through the traditional combination of IT “A” school and SysAdmin “C” school over a 37week period. The DT curriculum reduces that same training time to 27 weeks and is targeted specifically for Sailors coming straight from Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill. “This new training is relevant and challenging, with a strong emphasis on the best practices of the IT field,” said Lt. Sondra Longworth, CID Unit Corry Station IT schoolhouse department head. “With the challenging curriculum these digital students have experienced throughout their 27 weeks of training, there is no doubt in my mind they are the most prepared ITs and will be an instant asset to the fleet.” Most of the DT graduates will report to SysAdmin billets in the fleet, with a couple from each class reporting to IT shore commands in the coming months. The idea is to help gauge the effectiveness of DT by asThe Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

sessing how DT graduates perform in both environments. Feedback from the fleet will be a key factor. In 2007, the Navy partnered with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to explore intelligent tutoring. This led to a contract in December 2014 to deliver DT as a commercial service at CID Unit Corry Station. The DT class has three phases. First, students are introduced to basic computer and naval communications concepts through an integrated learning environment of computer-based modules interspersed with instructorled sessions. The second phase uses DT to teach a combination of “A” school basic computing and “C” school advanced concepts, ending with a capstone lab event and final exam. Using a chatstyle interface, DT communicates with each student and teaches new facts, concepts and skills, often using Socratic questioning techniques to develop critical thinking skills. A live instructor is available if a student has questions. “I felt like the capstone event was all-encompassing,” said Information Systems Technician Seaman Mackenzie Smith, the honor graduate for the first DT course. “It was a great example of what we can all do working together as a team with the knowledge that we had learned." The last leg of training teaches System Administrator Governmentoff-the-shelf Applications, where students gain greater exposure to the Navy’s actual shipboard network and operating system. This allows students to be prepared for the actual computing environment they will work with at their first duty station and to apply the advanced troubleshooting techniques and critical thinking skills learned from the Digital Tutor. “In the end, we’re always looking for ways to leverage technology and aggressively explore new and better ways to train,” said Cmdr. Dave Wojda, CID information professional and information technology training program manager. “It’s exciting to see how our Sailors and ultimately the fleet can benefit from initiatives like Digital Tutor.” For more news from CID, go to www.navy.mil/local/cid/.

For classified ads, call: (850) 433-1166, ext. 24 For commercial advertising: Becky Hildebrand (850) 433-1166, ext. 31 Becky@ballingerpublishing.com Visit Us On The Web At: Ballinger Publishing.com Mail To: Gosport, NAS Pensacola, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, Pensacola, FL 32508-1051

Gosport Editor

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

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

Janet Thomas 452-4419 janet.thomas.ctr@navy.mil


September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

COMMENTARY

PA G E

3

Playing musical chairs makes room for a treasure By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Like most hoarders, I’m in complete denial. I see myself as a “collector” of valuable, interesting, and sentimental things. It all started during childhood, when I felt compelled to stash away objects in an old antique chifferobe my mother saved from a junk pile and made into a girly bookcase for my room, complete with white paint and happy daisy contact paper. The upper shelves were stacked with stuffed animals, some of which I still vividly recall: the sawdust filled donkey, the seersucker camel, a Dakin walrus, and an ancient Teddy bear with a tinny wind-up music box. Lower shelves held various books such as the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder series that my mother hoped I would read but never did, and my collection of comic books – Little Dot, Casper, Richie Rich, Wendy, Archie – which were well worn. But the bottom drawer of my chifferobe contained the real treasure trove. Squirreled away, under a

How to submit a commentary

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. layer of groovy acrylic sweaters and bell-bottomed jeans, was a cherished collection of random objects. Having a particular affinity for miniatures, I had an impressive assortment of

bubble gum machine and Cracker Jack prizes, special rocks, acorns, a toy compass, junk jewelry, macramé key chains, Mexican jumping beans, abandoned crochet projects, old keys and bottle caps. Thirty years ago, those treasures meant a lot to me, but somewhere along the way I threw them all out. Their time had ended. Today, I’m still collecting – saltboxes, sea glass, vintage furniture. But thanks to the military, we must get rid of stuff every few years when it’s time to move, and rest assured, I’ll never be one of those people you see on TV living in a house packed to the ceiling with garbage and 17 cats. Frequent purging is part and parcel of military life, and this often happens during the summer when most military families move. Although some cart their excess household goods off to charity thrift stores for the tax deductions, many find it easier to just give their stuff to neighbors and friends, and be done with it. The most common items given away? Houseplants, candles, light bulbs, televisions, exercise equipment,

Getting rid of one leather chair can make room for another.

bicycles, strollers, Little Tykes toys (kitchens, houses, sandboxes and cars), grills, and, of course, booze. Food is also a popular give away item, but there are mixed reviews from recipients. While everyone loves getting frozen steaks and unopened boxes of brownie mix, nobody wants that dusty can of hearts of palm that never got used. (Rumor has it, there is a jar of capers that has been passed among so many military families, it’s origins are now unknown.) Sometimes there are regrets. We once gave away an expensive leather re-

cliner to a Florida base neighbor, because, at the time, it was too big for our living room. After we moved to our base house in Rhode Island, we realized that the chair would have fit perfectly into our new quarters. I recently found out that the Navy surface warfare officer (SWO) family who acquired our leather chair later got orders to Nevada, so they gave the chair to a Navy (Judge Advocate General’s Corps) JAG family who took it with them to their new assignment in Washington, D.C. But life has a way of closing circles when the time is right. Last week, we traveled to Maryland to help my 82year-old mother-in-law clear out the house that my husband and his four siblings grew up in. Eight truckloads of musty old junk were carted off to the dump, but somewhere in the heap, my husband unearthed a gem: his deceased father’s favorite leather armchair. We now realize that giving away our trash years ago, enabled us to receive an unexpected treasure.

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


PA G E

4

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT GOSPORT

Ready, set –

HURRICANE

NAS Pensacola Emergency Management Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785 For on-base emergency: 911 for fire and ambulance; 911 for NASP Police; non-emergency 452-8387

NAS Whiting Field 911 for Emergency Center Emergency Management (850) 623-7324 Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618 NETPDTC Saufley Field Main gate 452-1628 Florida Division of Emergency Management (850) 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov

NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 432-7601 http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com

Ready Navy http://www.Ready.Navy.mil Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362) Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.myescambia.com/beready Santa Rosa County Emergency Management (850) 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph NAS Pensacola

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.fl.gov Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/ 474-5300 to report gas leak/emergency Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com

September 11, 2015

PA G E

Prepare for a hurricane: Advice from Ready.gov From Ready.gov

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other parts of the world. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale classifies hurricanes into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure and wind damage potential. With wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or more, Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes are major according to this scale. Category 1 and 2 hurricanes can also cause damage and injuries. The Saffir-Simpson scale is shown on the map below. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends Nov. 30. Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. Affected areas include all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, parts of the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and the U.S. territories in the Pacific. Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles

inland. The extent of damage varies according to the size and wind intensity of the storm, the amount and duration of rainfall, the path of the storm, and other factors such as the number and type of buildings in the area, the terrain, and soil conditions. The effects include the following: • Death or injury to people and animals. • Damage or destruction of buildings and other structures. • Disruption of transportation, gas, power, communications and other services. • Coastal flooding from heavy rains and storm surge. • Inland flooding from heavy rains. Deaths and injuries during hurricanes can be caused by building damage from high winds, windborne debris, storm surge and flooding. Evacuate. Because hurricanes can be detected and tracked in advance of making landfall, residents in the storm’s path often get several days of advance notice. When a hurricane threatens your area, the best action to protect yourself and your family from the high winds and flooding caused by hurricanes is to evacuate when ordered to do so, before those conditions hit your area. Know and follow the directions from local officials for community evacuation or seek higher ground for localized flooding. Reinforce for wind, elevate for water. Your goal now, before a hurricane occurs, is to reduce the risk of damage to structures from winds and flooding. This

includes strengthening the building’s outer shell – including the doors, windows, walls, and roof – and removing or securing all objects and non-building structures, as well as clearing the outside areas around the building. Measures to protect against potential flooding include waterproofing basements and elevating critical utilities (e.g., electrical panels and heating systems). In flood-prone areas, consider elevating the entire structure. Insurance. Purchasing flood insurance provides financial protection for the cost of repairs due to flood damage. Standard insurance policies do not cover flooding, including storm surge flooding, but flood insurance is available for homeowners, renters, and business owners through the National Flood Insurance Program. You may also be able to purchase insurance for wind. Because homeowners insurance policies do not typically cover flood losses, you will need to purchase separate flood insurance if your property is at risk for flooding. Visit www. flood smart. gov/ flood smart/ pages/ flooding_ flood_ risks/ defining_ flood_ risks. jsp for an estimate of what flood insurance may cost for your property address. A policy purchased today will take effect in 30 days, so act now. Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation and can affect both coastal and inland areas. Take precuationary steps today so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.

Storm names for 2015 Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fred Grace Henri Ida Joaquin Kate Larr y Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor Wanda

5


PA G E

4

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT GOSPORT

Ready, set –

HURRICANE

NAS Pensacola Emergency Management Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785 For on-base emergency: 911 for fire and ambulance; 911 for NASP Police; non-emergency 452-8387

NAS Whiting Field 911 for Emergency Center Emergency Management (850) 623-7324 Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618 NETPDTC Saufley Field Main gate 452-1628 Florida Division of Emergency Management (850) 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov

NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 432-7601 http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com

Ready Navy http://www.Ready.Navy.mil Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362) Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.myescambia.com/beready Santa Rosa County Emergency Management (850) 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph NAS Pensacola

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.fl.gov Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/ 474-5300 to report gas leak/emergency Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com

September 11, 2015

PA G E

Prepare for a hurricane: Advice from Ready.gov From Ready.gov

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other parts of the world. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale classifies hurricanes into five categories based on their wind speed, central pressure and wind damage potential. With wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or more, Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes are major according to this scale. Category 1 and 2 hurricanes can also cause damage and injuries. The Saffir-Simpson scale is shown on the map below. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends Nov. 30. Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. Affected areas include all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, parts of the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and the U.S. territories in the Pacific. Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic damage to property along coastlines and can extend several hundred miles

inland. The extent of damage varies according to the size and wind intensity of the storm, the amount and duration of rainfall, the path of the storm, and other factors such as the number and type of buildings in the area, the terrain, and soil conditions. The effects include the following: • Death or injury to people and animals. • Damage or destruction of buildings and other structures. • Disruption of transportation, gas, power, communications and other services. • Coastal flooding from heavy rains and storm surge. • Inland flooding from heavy rains. Deaths and injuries during hurricanes can be caused by building damage from high winds, windborne debris, storm surge and flooding. Evacuate. Because hurricanes can be detected and tracked in advance of making landfall, residents in the storm’s path often get several days of advance notice. When a hurricane threatens your area, the best action to protect yourself and your family from the high winds and flooding caused by hurricanes is to evacuate when ordered to do so, before those conditions hit your area. Know and follow the directions from local officials for community evacuation or seek higher ground for localized flooding. Reinforce for wind, elevate for water. Your goal now, before a hurricane occurs, is to reduce the risk of damage to structures from winds and flooding. This

includes strengthening the building’s outer shell – including the doors, windows, walls, and roof – and removing or securing all objects and non-building structures, as well as clearing the outside areas around the building. Measures to protect against potential flooding include waterproofing basements and elevating critical utilities (e.g., electrical panels and heating systems). In flood-prone areas, consider elevating the entire structure. Insurance. Purchasing flood insurance provides financial protection for the cost of repairs due to flood damage. Standard insurance policies do not cover flooding, including storm surge flooding, but flood insurance is available for homeowners, renters, and business owners through the National Flood Insurance Program. You may also be able to purchase insurance for wind. Because homeowners insurance policies do not typically cover flood losses, you will need to purchase separate flood insurance if your property is at risk for flooding. Visit www. flood smart. gov/ flood smart/ pages/ flooding_ flood_ risks/ defining_ flood_ risks. jsp for an estimate of what flood insurance may cost for your property address. A policy purchased today will take effect in 30 days, so act now. Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation and can affect both coastal and inland areas. Take precuationary steps today so that you can act quickly at a time when every second counts.

Storm names for 2015 Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fred Grace Henri Ida Joaquin Kate Larr y Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor Wanda

5


PA G E

6

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

To advertise in the GOSPORT call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31


September 11, 2015

PARTYLINE

PA G E

7

GOSPORT

Rally focuses on disaster preparedness Escambia County’s Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) will present the Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12, at Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. The goal of the youth-focused disaster preparedness and safety expo is to teach children about disasters, safety and civic responsibility. There will be interactive displays and live demonstrations. Admission is free. For more information, call 444-7035 or e-mail brace@bereadyalliance.org.

Pensacola gears up for cycling race

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

The 6th annual Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic will bring top cyclists back to the Pensacola area Sept. 12-13. The three stages include the time trial on Pensacola Beach and the road race in the Blackwater River State Forest (North of Milton) and the Criterium in downtown Pensacola. For more information, go to www.pensacola cyclingclassic.com or contact David Mayo at 5723000 or at dmayojr@gmail.com.

POW/MIA luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Pensacola Yacht Club. Cost is $15 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 8. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueus@bellsouth.net.

Film presentation part of celebration

Coin collectors to gather Sept. 17

The African American Heritage Society is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with the presentation of “Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee” at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12, at the WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College. This film is an open-letter style documentary. General admission is $30, and $15 for students with current identification. VIP admission is $50. For ticket information, call 469-1456 or go to www.aahspensacola.org.

Navy Lodge plans ‘Olympic’ events To celebrate Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and maintenance staffs for the work they do daily to support military families, Navy Lodge Pensacola is participating in Hospitality Week, Sept. 1418, with a series of activities. General Manager Carla Vicens said the following events are planned at Navy Lodge Pensacola. Navy Lodge “Olympics” will include events every day, daily goodies for the staff, Fun Friday, and a lunch “Closing Ceremonies” barbecue Sept. 18. To make a reservation at a Navy Lodge, call 1 (800) 628-9466 or go online at navy-lodge.com.

POW/MIA luncheon to be Sept. 15 The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present the 17th annual

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society (coin club) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A presentation is planned and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Stories about China to be presented

The Discovery Saturday series will continue at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the National Naval Aviation Museum with a presentation to celebrate and honor veteran fighter pilot, Capt. James Reese, U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1946. “Stories of an American Fighter Pilot in China during World War II” is free and open to the public. For more information, go to NavalAviation Museum.org or call 453-2389.

Workshops focus on suicide prevention

SafeTALK workshops, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel, are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to resources. They are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field.

For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Retired military seminar announced

The annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium, Bldg. 633. All military retirees are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Retired Activities Office and the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Fleet and Family Support Center. For more information, call 452-5990.

Beach cleanup scheduled for Sept. 19 Beach cleanup projects are planned for 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as part of the 30th International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at NAS Pensacola are encouraged to meet at Trout Point, Lake Frederic, Oak Grove Campground, Barrancas Beach, Mustin Beach, CNATT/NATTC beach and Blue Angel Recreation Park. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, trash bags, and water. Families are encouraged to participate. To sign up, call the NASP Public Works Department Environmental at 452-3131, ext. 3003, or NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

Oct. 3 run in memory of slain Sailor

The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) and Pen Air Federal Credit Union are presenting the fifth annual Crime Stoppers 5K Run in memory of SN Tyler Jefferson. The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 3 at NASP Corry Station. Jefferson was shot and killed while jogging near the gates of Corry Station Nov. 12, 2009. Runners can register online at CPOA5K.com. Registration on or prior to Sept. 26 is $20; after Sept. 26 registration is $25. Race day registration is $30. For more information, contact Kip Herrington by phone at 452-6765 or by e-mail at kipherrington@navy.mil.

Wear pink for Oct. 3 NEX walk event The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall has scheduled a breast cancer awareness event for 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 3. All military ID and rapid pass holders are invited to participate in the “Pink Walk” at the NASP Corry Station track and field behind the NEX mall off of Highway 98 West. Hydrating stations will be available, and all participants are encouraged to wear pink. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 458-8250.


PA G E

8

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT


SECTION

LHIFE M

B

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

Hispanic

eritage

onth

“Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity” By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

Throughout the United States and the Navy, National Hispanic Heritage Month is being observed Sept. 15-Oct. 15 to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for 2015 is: “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity.” Originally conceived in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week by President Lyndon Johnson, the observance was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to include a 30-day period. The month was officially enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Two other nations, Mexico and Chile, celebrate their independence days Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2011), 1.2 million Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Some famous military firsts for American hispanics: Flying ace: Col. Manuel J. Fernández Jr., who flew 125 combat missions in the Korean War. Medal of Honor recipient: Philip Bazaar, a Chilean member of the U.S. Navy, for bravery during the Civil War. He received his Medal of Honor in 1865. Admiral, U.S. Navy: David G. Farragut. In 1866, he became the first U.S. naval officer ever to be awarded the rank of admiral. The first Hispanic American to

become a four-star admiral was Horacio Rivero of Puerto Rico in 1964. General, U.S.Army: Richard E. Cavazos, 1976. In 1982, he became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general. Secretary of the Navy: Edward Hidalgo, 1979. In government firsts, American Hispanics can claim: Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, delegate from the Florida territory. U.S. Representative: Romualdo Pacheco, a representative from California, was elected in 1876 by a one-vote margin. He served for four months before his opponent succeeded in contesting the results. In 1879 he was again elected to Congress, where he served for two terms. U.S. Senator: Octaviano Larrazolo was elected in 1928 to finish the term of New Mexico Sen. Andieus Jones, who had died in office. He served for six months before falling ill and stepping down; he died in 1930. The first Hispanic senator to serve an entire term was Dennis Chávez of New Mexico, who served from 1935 through 1962. U.S. Treasurer: Romana Acosta Bañuelos, 1971-1974. U.S. Cabinet member: Lauro F. Cavazos, 1988–1990, secretary of education. U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990-1993. Additionally, she was

“Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity” is the 2015 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month.

also the first woman to hold the position. U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Federico Peña, 1993. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Henry Cisneros, 1993. U.S. Attorney General: Alberto Gonzales, 2005. 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, are running 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

Word Search ‘Saving energy’ T A U D I T W S T W Z D M R U

A S J Y X C S J B F Z S E C V

F H A U R L X I L S M D W Q Z

H A V L D W O C R S E K B N Z

N O U U L M L J S Q L B N M I

AERATOR AUDIT BALLAST BATTERY BILLS

A E Y Z A A K B P U P F U F G

C M X S K A B U L I R B Z W S

B Z S C L I R N F X R N Y O F

F O H H U S O D B E T J F S S

E J I I A J T Y D D P N T L W

Z X L L C X A D J W I M L V F

R B H L E A R U L Y D I J H M

J G D E G R E T C O B L J J G

BIOMASS BOILER CAULK CHILLER COLD

G U G R H T A B L I C F P B D

Y R E T T A B P B C M D E P T

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.


PA G E

B2 GOSPORT

SPOTLIGHT

September 11, 2015

CID recognizes Civilians of the Quarter Story, photo by Carla M. McCarthy Center for Information Dominance PAO

The NAS Pensacola Center for Information Dominance (CID) announced four employees as Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) for the first half of calendar year 2015. “We are very fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated employees at CID headquarters,� said Capt. Maureen Fox, CID commanding officer. “Choosing only two civilians each quarter is tough out of our many high-caliber candidates. In each case, these four members of our team clearly performed at such high levels and deserve the special recognition.� For the first quarter, Donald Watts and Michael Longoria, both members of the Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (CLREC), were acknowledged for outstanding performance. Watts, an education technician, supports the Navy’s Defense Language Testing Program. His extended reach includes Navy College Offices, personnel support detachments, and other foreign language testing facilities, as well as command language program managers and individuals. As the mid-grade CoQ, Watts was recognized for processing more than 3,400 examination result reports, including Defense Language Proficiency Tests, Defense Language Aptitude Batteries, and Oral Proficiency

(Left to right): Michael Longoria, Arthur Evans, Donald Watts and Thomas Seith were named NAS Pensacola Center for Information Dominance Civilians of the Quarter for the first half of 2015.

Interviews from approximately 350 testing sites. He created three application user guides to assist administrators and also recommended a strategy to further mitigate risk to personally identifiable information, in addition to ensuring complete compliance for data integrity. “Throughout the first quarter, more than 100 customers delivered personalized feedback thanking Mr. Watts for his outstanding customer support,� said Chris Wise, CLREC director. “He is one of only a handful of true experts in the Defense Language Testing Program.� Longoria, the senior CoQ for the first quarter, performs a wide variety of duties as a program analyst, planning and delivering training and guiding curriculum development. As the CLERC point of contact for the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, the bulk of his efforts are devoted to preparing the Navy’s expeditionary forces and individual augmentees to deploy to the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan and

other regions. In person as well as behind the scenes for Navy e-Learning courses, Longoria ensured the successful delivery of language and cultural training and support to more than 7,000 Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Army personnel. Of note, he coordinated cultural orientation training materials for the first of several Navy medical teams deployed to Liberia to combat the Ebola outbreak in the West African region. Longoria also created an electronic working aid for audio translation of explosive ordnance disposal terminology between English and Japanese. As a result, CLERC received more requests from the fleet to create the tool in more languages and for other missions. “Mike Longoria never ceases to amaze me in his dedication and productivity,� said Wise. “His experience in leading Sailors, Navy training and instructional design are indispensable to my organization. “I’m proud to work with Mike

and Don. Their accomplishments are truly representative of the entire team.� For the second quarter, Thomas Seith from Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) was selected as the midgrade CoQ, and Arthur Evans from CID’s Training Directorate was chosen as the senior CoQ. Seith, a program analyst, volunteered to fill in as the command public affairs officer during a manning gap. One of the highlights during the quarter was his coordination of coverage of CID’s training programs at Corry Station by Bloomberg Businessweek. He also wrote articles, improved information sharing across the CID domain, and managed social media and command websites. In addition to performing his Navy COOL duties, Seith was selected to participate as a member of CID’s Managers’ Internal Control Program (MICP). “Mr. Seith exemplifies the ‘can do’ attitude and commitment found throughout the

Navy COOL team and Center for Information Dominance staff,� said Keith Boring, Navy COOL program manager. “He continues to exceed expectations and demonstrates a work ethic other employees and co-workers can emulate. I’m truly proud to have him as part of the team.� Evans, a training manager for three high visibility courses, impacts the preparation of more than 3,000 information systems technician (IT) students annually as they prepare to support the fleet. He navigated contractual requirements and analysis, managed software licensing and classroom scheduling issues, and led course revisions and curriculum updates. As a result, fully certified instructors trained thousands of students to that same level through completion of commercial certification exams and standards by the end of their IT classroom experience. He also identified cost and time savings and continually found better ways to do business. “When called upon for expertise, he was more than willing to share his knowledge and experience to help further solutions and contribute to the training of ITs across CID’s domain,� said Cmdr. Dave Wojda, CID IT training program manager. “His flexibility and foresight have proven to be invaluable.� For more information on the Center for Information Dominance, visit https://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ceninfodom.

List your stuff in a Gosport Classified. Rates are $9 for the first ten words and fifty cents for each additional word. Over 25,000 people see the Gosport every week. Classified ads are free for the Military. Go on-

Happy Hour 1/2 off Apps 2-7 Mon - Fri no coupons required limited time only

line to www.gosport pensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext. 29 to place your ad today.

            woodshedgrillandbrewpub.com


GOSPORT

PA G E

September 11, 2015

B3

New park program offers free pass for fourth graders Story from National Park Service

Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) is inviting all fourth-grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Fourth graders can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Once students complete the on-line activity, they can download and print a paper pass. The paper pass must be presented at the fee both to obtain the plastic pass and to enter the park.Students and their families can then use the pass for free entry to national parks and other federal public lands and waters

across the country through Aug. 31, 2016. The website also includes learning activities aligned to educational standards, trip planning tools, safety and packing tips and other important and helpful information for educators and parents. GINS Supt. Dan Brown encourages children to come explore and enjoy the beaches, museums, programs, historic forts and recreational opportunities offered. “During the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, we want everyone to get to know their national parks, and we’re offering a special invitation to fourth graders and their families to discover everything that national parks offer,” said National Park Service Di-

Veranda

of Pensacola

Retirement Living at its Finest

Call 850-308-6004 Today Interested in life at Veranda? See what actual residents have to say at www.verandapensacola.com VERANDA OF PENSACOLA, INC. 6982 Pine Forest Road · Pensacola, Florida 32526

rector Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We hope these free passes for will introduce fourth graders, their classes and families to our national treasures, places where they can run and play, explore and learn.” Gulf Islands National Seashore offers a variety of activities that fourth graders and their families can enjoy including guided discovery walks, kayaking 101, camping 101, skiff programs in Mississippi, ranger led and self-guided junior ranger activities such as; Wilderness Explorer, Underwater Explorer, Junior Civil War Historian, Junior Conservationist Program, Woodland Wonders, and Gulf Islands National Seashore Jr. Ranger. Fourth grade educators, youth group leaders and their students across the

country also can participate in the program through field trips and other learning experiences. Gulf Islands National Seashore will offer curriculum based field trips for fourth graders to Fort Pickens, Naval Live Oaks, Davis Bayou and West Ship Island. The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect fourth graders with the outdoors and inspire them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. The program is an important part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration in 2016, which encourages everyone to Find Your Park. Every Kid in a Park is an administrative-wide effort, launched by President Barak Obama, and supported by eight federal agencies.


PA G E

OFF DUTY

B4

GOSPORT

September 11, 2015

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Classic Corvettes will be on display at the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 13th annual Vettes at the Beach show tomorrow, Sept. 12, in the Casino Beach parking lot at Pensacola Beach.

Join Corvette crowd at the beach Story, photo from Miracle Strip Corvette Club

Join Corvette lovers for a weekend of fun and sun on Pensacola Beach by visiting the Miracle Strip Corvette Club’s 13th annual Vettes at the Beach show tomorrow, Sept. 12. The fall car show is the club’s signature event. It started in 2003 with 60 Corvettes and more than 200 Corvettes are expected for this year’s sow. The free event draws hundreds of Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the country to the Casino Beach parking lot to check out displays of Chevrolet’s famous

sports car, spanning seven generations from the early 1950s to today. Trophies will be awarded for best in show, sponsor’s choice, club participation, farthest distance driven and top 30 cars. The event will also feature trophies, raffles and door prizes for the public. A registration and welcome dinner for out-of-town participants is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 11, at Hemingway’s Bimini Bar on Pensacola Beach. Individuals interested in registering a vehicle can register for $45 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the show. The form

and registration information can be found at the club’s website, miraclestripcorvette.com/ vettes-at-the-beach-2015/. This year’s event is being sponsored by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Pete Moore Chevrolet and Leo’s Corvettes and benefits Covenant Hospice and the Santa Rosa Kids House. For more information, go to www.miraclestripcorvette.com or contact Carol Mills with the Miracle Strip Corvette Club at carolsg257@bellsouth.net or 375-6993. For more information about Pensacola Beach, go to www.VisitPensacola Beach.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Ricki and the Flash,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Straight Outta Compton,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, noon; “Pixels” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Straight Outta Compton,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Ricki and the Flash,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” PG-13, 8:10 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, noon; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 7 p.m.; “Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Straight Outta Compton,” R, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“Ricki and the Flash,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Paper Towns,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Straight Outta Compton,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Southpaw,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Pixels” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Gift,” R, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Shaun The Sheep Movie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Straight Outta Compton,” R, 7 p.m.; “Fantastic Four,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Vacation,” R, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Day for Kids: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 12, Youth Sports Complex. NASP Youth Center is presenting the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids (www.dayforkids.org). Activities will include obstacle course , football toss, fast Register for the pitch, face painting, 65th annual NAS Inbounce houses. For vitational at A.C. information, call Read Golf Course 452-2417. • Wally Free Sept. 25-27. RegisDoubles Tourna- tration fee is $145 ment: Tomorrow, per person ($290 per Sept. 12, at Blue team). Fees include Angel Recreation green fees, 54 holes Park Disc Golf golf course, cart, Course. Register range balls, tee faonline at: www. vors and golf shirt. discgolfunited.com. For more informaFood and bever- tion, call 452-2454. ages will be available at tournament. For more information, call 390-6133. • Hula Hoop Challenge: Sept. 14-18, Wenzel Fitness Center. Using a 2.5 pound hula hoop, participants will be timed to see who can hula hoop the longest. You will get three attempts and the best time will be recorded. Appointments are not necessary. First, second and third place male/female winners will receive prize medals. For more information, call 452-6198 or e-mail Leon.Freeman@navy.mil. • Mission Nutrition Class: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at NASP Corry Navy Wellness Center, Bldg. 3712. Attendance capped at 20. To reserve a spot or for more information, e-mail robert.m.thomas3@navy.mil or call 452-6802. • Youth Sports: Fall soccer registration in progress at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, 690 Moffett Road. $50 registration fee per child. Coaches and assistant coaches also needed. Other sports include flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of activeduty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Dates, fees vary. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Fitness for scholars: Registration for the Family Fitness Home School Scholar Program. Register today and make fitness a part of your home school program. First class scheduled for Sept. 15. For more information, call 452-6004. • New Beginners Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate. Class at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, is open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older. Cost is $20 per month ($22 DoD). For information or to register, call 2910904, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • Child care providers wanted: Become a Navy Child Development Home (CDH) care provider. For more information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.


September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

COMMAND LINES

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows 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 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 the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For 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.

PA G E

B5

Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 information, call 452-6376. 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 information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Anger Management Workshop: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 (you must attend both sessions). For information or to register, call 452-5609. • U.S. Department of Veteranʼs Affairs e-benefits worshop: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.

• Stress management: 10 a.m. Sept. 17. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Classes are first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and Oct. 30. Each type of disaster requires different safety measures. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Baby Safety Boot Camp: 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia

County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.

I want YOU to advertise in the GOSPORT. Call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31.


PA G E

B6

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

To advertise in the GOSPORT Call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31


GOSPORT

PA G E

September 11, 2015

B7

Ads placed by the Military are FREE

To place an ad go online at www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext.24.

Marketplace

★ Motor ★ Merchandise ★ Employment ★ Real Estate ★ and more

★ Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years.

★ Deadline to place an ad is 4:00 pm Friday, one week prior to publication date.

★ Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola.com

★ Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 Ext. 29 Monday-Friday 8:30 am5:00 pm

Merchandise Employment

Motor

Bulletin Board Bulletin Board Announcements Weekly Dances at Good Times Dance Club. Wednesday ballroom/ country/ Latin Admission $5, 8-10pm. Friday1920s-1980s, Admission $5, 79pm. Saturday ballroom, Admission $10, 8-11pm (no jeans/ hats/ tshirts, shorts). w w w . p e n sacoladanceclub. com Sandy’s Good Time Dance Club. Thursday Tea Dance 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month starting Sept. 17. 11:30am-1:30pm. Admission $5. No jeans/hats/rshirts/shorts. w w w. p e n s a c o ladanceclub.com

Garage Sales Huge yard sale to benefit military spouses ministry. Fri, Sept 11, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Sat, Sept 12 7:00am1:00pm. 2113 Coral Creek Dr 32506. 850-2932220.

Merchandise

Merchandise

Video Camera. Oak bunk beds JVC-GRAX230. with mattress alPilots wanted: Call 497-6641 most new. Very Navy Reserves. heavy. $300. Must be military Estate rifles. 3 Please leave flight training pro- best rifles ever voicemail. 850gram graduate. made. Steyr 7 492-2092. Look on mag. Remington baseops.net or con- 700, 270-caliber. Riot Kayak Brittact LCDR Matt Winchester Model tany 16.5 FlatwaStewart or Tim 70, 22-250-cal- ter Touring Berryhill at iber. Each dead-on Kayak.Retractable VR62pilot@gmail. 500yds. Appraised skew, pilot rudder com. $4100. Sell system. High-per$2000. 850-417- formance customCertified nursing 1694. fit seating system. assistant will take 16.5 ft. x 21.75 in. care of elderly or Archery com- 51 Lbs. $700.00 disabled at home. pound hunting 850-292-0854. Please call Kathryn bow. Hard case, at 850-492-9429 or whisker biscuit, 2001 Heritage cell 850-356-3981 fiber-optic sights. softail.Sweet ride. please leave as Wrist release, sta- $8000/OBO Call message bilizer. $60 for all. Kevin for pictures and info. 850-291Merchandise 850-497-1167. 1290. Articles for sale Fishing. 2 tin snapper combos. Window Air Con2-Pentax MEReady to fish. $85 ditioner, 12,000 Super SLR camfor both. 850-454- BTU, one year era bodys. Pentax 9486. old, excellent conlens, Vivitor dition, $175, call Sigma W/A, 2 Aluminum boat 850-525-7544. wide angle lens, 13.5 ft. Pointed telephoto, flash unit and camera bow. Good condi- 36in LARSON bag. Call 497-6641 tion. $200 cash Signature White only. 850-497- Full-View Glass for more info 9780. and Interchangeable Screen Storm Winchester 12 ga. Trees-Lemon, avDoor. Model shotgun Model ocado, pecan, oak #34952032. $50. SXP with: case, & maple $5-$25. 850-607-2294 sidesaddle, and Call flashlight. Also Anacharis & other 433-1166 have flashlight fresh water plants batteries (extra). 50 cents each. ext. 29 and this spot could be 255-5591 Call 497-6641

Employment

yours.

Looking for a good read? Pick up the latest Pensacola Magazine

pensacolamagazine.com

Real Estate

Merchandise

Motors

Military Coat, Cold Weather Field, one green camouflage and one desert camouflage, size small regular. $10 each. 850-530-1128

2001 Dodge Durango SLT. 160K miles. Clean, reliable transportation. $3800 OBO. Call (904) 5376530

Old Aviator Sunglasses - Collectors Item Rockglas, blue tinted wire frames, folds in the middle. Small scratch on upper left lens. $15. 850-5301128.

Motors Autos for sale 1987 Chevy Montecarlo SS Excellent condition. New carb and valve covers. Maintenance, oil changes kept up. 156,000 miles. $5800. Call 850525-3462, 850206-0523. 2012 Silver Dodge Charger police pursuit package Hino engine- 50,000 miles $14,750 great condition. Call 3933438

Call 433-1166 ext. 29

Motors

2003 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Motorcycle. 18K miles. Bags, locking trunk, w/s & lots more. Very good condition. Garage kept. 2003 Honda Ele- $4500. 255-5591. ment EX. Good Condition. $4900. 2006 Kawasaki 850-748-2135. ZX-6R 636. 19K miles. great condiMotorcycles tion. adult owned. $5299 OBO. Call 1997 Harley (904)537-6530 Davidson 1200 Custom. 14000 Misc. Motors original miles. G a r a g e - k e p t . 1986 Sportscraft $3000. 850-637- cabin cruiser. 2200. Needs engine &transmission. Harley 2012 XL Good hull. $3000. 1200C Sportster 255-5591. with extras. 2600 Real Estate miles. Text or call 251-597-8119 for Homes for rent pictures and information. Perdido townhouse for rent. 2003 Yamaha 2br/1.5ba. Over Road Star Silver- 1500 sqft. Off Sorado.Less than rento near golf 8000 Mi, garage course. $800 kept, excellent /month. No smokc o n d i t i o n . ing, no pets. 850$ 5 0 0 0 . 0 0 . 455-4527. Michael (850) 384-8586 BTW Southbay Subdivi0900 and 1600. sion Rental House 1925 Put your classified available! Southwind Circle, ad here and be 4 bd, 2 ba, 2100 sq. seen by over ft. Call 619-49525,000 potential 2949. customers

★ Ads placed by the Military are FREE

Real Estate For rent: Nice Brick Home 1898 SqFt, 3br/2ba (4th room can be used for office/playroom. No closet), large master bedroom/walk-in closet. Fenced-in backyard. 850-3778044, 850-4970918.

Roommates Room for rent: Bedroom + bath. Access to house. $400/month. Utilities included. Responsible for mowing lawn, and watching pet for owner couple times a month. No smoking. 850-725-3576.

Misc.

To

advertise

in the

Gosport,

call

Becky

Homes for sale 3/2 newly remodeled home. Perfect location between NAS and Naval Hospital. Close to Downtown and all beaches. Large yard in great neighborhood. Must see! 850-324-8502. 2br/1ba Single family home near Whiting Field, Milton. Nice lot. Available September. Rent $450/month. McCall Realty 6230233.

Hildebrand

at

433-1166

ext. 31


PA G E

B8

September 11, 2015

GOSPORT

Gosport - September 11, 2015  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola