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Mexico’s director of naval aviation tours NASP, NASWF By Ens. Courtney Vandament NETC PAO

Mexico’s director of naval aviation visited Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) to see aviation training first hand, Sept. 3-4. Rear Adm. Jose Macedo met with Capt. Douglas Heady, commanding officer, Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) to discuss how the U.S. Navy conducts training, and how Mexican personnel are trained similar to their U.S. counterparts. “Mexico is increasing its capabilities and the training they are getting here in the U.S. is critical to those efforts,” said Heady. “The Mexican students who we have seen come through training have been exceptional students and will bring crucial skills back to their Navy.” After meeting with Heady, Macedo was given a tour of Aviation Rescue Swimmer School (ARSS) and water survival training. “Training in water survival is a required skill that you hope never to use,” said Capt. James Vandiver, commanding officer Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC). “ARSS is a unique school that provides our young rescue swimmers with the knowledge and skills to live up to their motto ‘so others may live.’ ”

“It was a pleasure to have such an outstanding leader and aviator on board to tour our command,” he continued. “NASC takes great pride in our world class training and greatly enjoys our international partnership. With his current position and his past experience as a T-34 flight instructor, he has a great appreciation for all we do in the NASC school house.” While at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Macedo saw firsthand how the school uses a blended learning solution of instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to efficiently train Sailors and Marines who enter the service, with little or no experience, to become aviation mechanics or technicians. “It is always an honor to showcase NATTC’s top notch instructors, and state of the art training facilities for our partners,” said Capt. Alan Dean, NATTC commanding officer. “NATTC graduates over 15,000 Sailors and Marines annually to serve as technical experts in the Naval Aviation Enterprise, as well as students from our international partners. Today’s visit by Rear Adm. Macedo was an excellent opportunity for us to exchange ideas with our Mexican neighbors as well as show him the many training opportunities available at NATTC.”

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NAS Pensacola hosts 9/11 commemoration ceremony ... In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola presented a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base Sept. 11. More than 400 people attended. Seven-time New York Times bestselling author John Weisman – a subject matter expert on anti-terrorism – was guest speaker for the event, which included a traditional “two-bell” ceremony, the playing of “Taps” and a 21-gun salute. Photos by Mike O’Connor

BRACE to conduct preparedness expo From Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies

BRACE, the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, will present Northwest Florida’s largest Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo tomorrow, Sept.14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public. “This expo is expected to be one of the largest Youth Emergency Preparedness activities ever,”

said NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters. “The BRACE organization was formed in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. If you’ve wondered about how to protect your

has to offer. “These guys have national attention and other communities are asking how they do it. Stop by and see for yourself,” Fenters added.

home or still pondering on putting together that hurricane supply kit, stop by even for a short period, bring your Manna food donation if you wish, and see what this organization

The expo’s many activities and demonstrations will help teach families the importance of preparing for disasters and how to respond during emergencies. This year’s event will be

conducted as a National Day of Service and Remembrance event, with the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Activities are planned as a remembrance of those who lost their lives during the tragic events of 9/11 and to honor local heroes who put their lives on the line in service to the community. Children, youth and adults will have an opportunity to serve the community through a food drive for those served by Manna

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Feds Feed Families 2013 campaign a success: NAS Pensacola contribution totals 59,662 pounds By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer and MC2 Alexandra Snyder Defense Media Activity-Navy

Rear Adm. Jose Macedo, left, Mexico’s director of naval aviation, listens as AO1 Richard Corrigan, an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center, describes the 2.75-inch Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System rocket. Macedo was touring training sites on the Gulf coast to see first-hand how the U.S. Navy trains Sailors in aviation maintenance and weapons systems. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon

The fifth-annual Feds Feed Families campaign collected more than 900,000 pounds of non-perishables for distribution to food banks across the fleet. Onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), Corry Station and Saufley Field, a total of 59,662 pounds of food and essential items were collected during the annual DoD campaign from June 1 to Aug. 31, according to NASP Command Chaplain Steven “Todd” Orren. That represents the top total collected by any religious ministry team (RMT)

in the Southeast Region, Orren said. “We are very proud of all those in the Pensacola area who donated to the hungry in our city,” he said. “Feds Feed Families is an amazing program that helps thousands of those who are hungry in our country. What a blessing to be part of something that helps so many.” The Feds Feed Families food drive campaign grew out of the Serve America Act that created

“United We Serve,” an initiative that urged Americans to contribute to the nation’s economic recovery by helping their communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Chief Human Capital Council are managing the campaign. Feds Feeds Families encourages federal employees to bring nonperishable and household items to their offices for distribution to local food banks. This year’s them was “Each One Give One.” Donations have totaled 15.2 million pounds since the program began in 2009. Since the program’s inception, Navy and Marine personnel have

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September 13, 2013


Local effort for Marine Aviation Memorial Tower wins award for promoting U.S. values, heritage From From Marine Corps League J.R. Spears Detachment 066

Retired U.S. Marines are being saluted by the prestigious Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge for the campaign to construct an eye-catching tower at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola. The award recognizes the work behind the 30-foot-tall Marine Aviation Memorial Tower, which includes a bronze bell. It honors Marines who died on flights evacuating casualties and other troops in war. Freedoms Foundation singled out three leaders of the Pensacola-based effort, retired

Marines Capt. Dan Lindeman, Col. Chris Holzworth and Lt. Col. David Glassman in announcing the George Washington Honor Medal from its National Awards Program. It said the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower “signifies the essence of the national awards: promotion of an understanding and appreciation for our country’s rich heritage, principles and unique freedoms.” The tower, which cost more than $200,000, was built last year with private donations of money, labor and expertise. The award was determined by an independent panel of people who serve in service organizations around the nation.

Free flu shots available to eligible, enrolled veterans at all Gulf Coast VA clinics From Jerron Barnett Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Public Affairs

The seasonal flu vaccine is available and free to all eligible and enrolled veterans at any of the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) facilities. Veterans seeking a flu shot should contact their Patient Aligned Care Team. Veterans who have not yet enrolled to receive VA health care should bring their DD Form 214, certificate of release or discharge from active duty, or other proof of honorable military service to the nearest VA Gulf Coast medical facility to enroll. Find GCVHCS locations at: http://www.biloxi.va. gov/ locations/ directions.asp. A quick VA health care eligibility tool is available at http:// www. va.gov/ healthBenefits/ resources/ eligibility_check. asp Veterans who receive care from GCVHCS are encouraged to get their flu shot from their local VA medical facility, and any veterans who have received their shot elsewhere should let their PACT know. Local and toll-free numbers for each GCVHCS facility: Biloxi: (228) 523-5000, 800296-8872 Mobile: (251) 219-3900, 888201-0110 Pensacola: 912-2000, 866927-1420 Eglin: (850) 609-2600, 866520-7359 Panama City: (850) 6367000, 888-231-5047 Follow the GCVHCS on Facebook: www.facebook. com/ vabiloxi, and on Twitter: @vabiloxi.

Freedom Foundations of Valley Forge has been issuing awards since 1949 to draw attention to patriotic efforts. Holtzworth, Lindeman and Glassman also are involved with “Heroes in Our Midst,” a monthly series showcasing the stories of people who have been fought in combat. The events are sponsored by the local Marine Corps League J.R. Spears Detachment 066. The group also helps raise donations for the Marine Corps League’s “Marines in Distress” fund for veterans in need. The Freedom Foundation’s award will be officially presented in Pensacola in January at a date and time yet to be determined.

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Naval aviation continually trains students from partner nations. NETSAFA is the Navy’s agent for providing the needed training and ensuring international students successfully complete their training. Aviation preparation courses offered by Naval Education and Training Command Security Assistance Field Activity International

Training Center (NITC) prepare international students to succeed with subsequent U.S. Navy training pipelines. Cmdr. Russell Van Diepen, officer in charge of NITC, said, “Our international military students benefit immensely from the challenging courses that develop the foundation of aviation knowledge and skills that will prepare flight students for the demanding

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Food Pantries. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at YEP! “We’re expecting a huge turnout for YEP! since it will offer emergency preparedness activities and exhibits for the whole family,” said Greg Strader, executive director for BRACE. More than 40 organizations will be conducting activities ranging from assembling emergency kits to water safety rescue demonstrations in the pool at Washington High School according to Strader. Activities at YEP! will include:

The Marine Aviation Memorial Tower is located in downtown Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park.

flight syllabus. Our international partners are immersed in concepts of leadership and how the U.S. Navy values the success of its service members.” Following his visit to NAS Pensacola, Macedo toured Training Wing 5, located at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF), where he observed the training pipeline of the T-6B Texan II aircraft and the TH-57 Sea Ranger

• Children’s scavenger hunt and other games and crafts emphasizing readiness for disasters. • Emergency preparedness activities for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H awards. • Mobile Command Center tours by Escambia Emergency Management. • Emergency preparedness information will be distributed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. • First Responder equipment and demonstrations. • Hurricane shutter demonstrations by REBUILD Northwest Florida.

helicopter. He wrapped up his tour of the Gulf Coast with the United States Coast Guard helicopter training in Mobile, Ala. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center visit https://www.netc. navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/D efault.aspx. For more information about Naval Aviation Schools Command visit http://www.netc. navy.mil/nascweb/.

• Search and rescue demonstrations. • CPR demonstrations. • Canned food drive for Manna Food Pantries. • Water rescue demonstrations. • Small water craft safety demonstrations. • American Red Cross of Northwest Florida emergency preparedness. • Hurricane hardening and disaster supply demonstrations. • Blood donations will be accepted from eligible volunteer donors. For more information visit www.bereadyalliance.org.

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placed boxes at collection points across bases worldwide, ensuring that all Department of the Navy staff and service members have the chance to donate, with chaplains collecting donations on board ships. Nearly 75 percent of this year’s donations came from Department of the Navy entities, surpassing last year’s collection goal and helping more than 500 food charities in the Washington, D.C., area alone, said Dylan Menguy, coordinator, media and events for the Capital Area Food Bank. “Feds Feed Families is one of our biggest food drives of the year,” said Menguy. “It a way for us to help act as a stop-gap for the times when kids are being fed daily at school, at least for breakfast and lunch, and when those children have that vital source of food cut off during the summer months. Feds Feed Families helps us bridge that gap.”

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Blues keep skills sharp ... U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly in a delta formation over Pensacola Bay during a recent training flight. While the Blue Angels’ 2013 air show season has been canceled due to sequestration, the pilots fly sorties to maintain proficiency in the F/A-18 Hornet. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald

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

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

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You can avoid car-buying traps and get a fair deal By Tom Wallace Region Legal Service Office Southeast


he most common car purchase issue reported to legal assistance providers by Sailors and dependents is the “spot delivery” or “yo-yo” car sale. Typical complaints include, but are not limited to, violations of State Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Acts and Federal consumer law violations under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Federal Odometer Act. In a spot delivery or yo-yo car sale, a Sailor/Marine agrees to buy a new or used vehicle. They sign a purchase contract and a retail installment sales contract (RISC) and the dealer lets them leave the car lot with the vehicle before the RISC is actually approved and purchased by a bank. The Sailor/Marine mistakenly believes that they already own the vehicle despite the fact that in many states the sale is not complete until the bank approves the vehicle loan. Some Sailors/Marines, once informed that their loan has not been approved and they do not “own” the vehicle, sadly opt to sign a costly and dealerfriendly new RISC with higher interest rates and higher monthly payments. The dealer and the financing company benefit from the service mem-

ber’s affection for their new car and calculate that the Sailor/Marine won’t balk at paying more than they bargained for to keep it. So how can you avoid the trap of spot delivery or yo-yo car sales? • Do your homework. Fully research the vehicle you want to buy and make sure it meets your transportation and personal needs. Avoid any impulse buying and arrive at the car lot you’ve selected with confidence in the car you want and what price you think you should pay. Multiple webbased resources exist to give you a good idea how much you should pay for any car and any accompanying options and how many dealers in your area have the car you want. Negotiate with them and be prepared to walk away for a better deal. • Understand your credit. Unless you are able to pay for your car outright, you will need somebody to finance a loan. That might be a bank, credit union, or even the dealer. You should be particularly careful when the dealer is the financier.

It is recommended you seek financing from a bank or credit union independent of the dealer, if possible, as they generally offer better, more reliable terms for your loan. This does not mean that a dealer will never offer you a competitive rate. It just means that you must shop multiple financing sources to ensure you get the best deal. The terms of the loan offered to you by the bank or credit union will be based on your credit history and ability to pay. (Another reason a good credit history of not assuming too much debt and always paying your bills on time pays off.) Many banks and credit unions will even “pre-approve” you for a car loan making your negotiations with the car dealer that much easier. Do not reveal the maximum amount of financing for which you have been pre-approved because that would reveal to the dealer how much they can charge you and it hurts your bargaining position. Discuss your car-buying strategy with your bank or credit union lender or military legal assistance attorney for tips on negotiating with dealers. If for some reason you are unable to secure a bank or credit union loan, you should still be aware of the general interest rates in your area. You should use these rates as your basis for any negotiation with a dealer financier and be wary of paying rates in excess of typi-

cal bank rates. Today’s rates are at historic lows, and even Sailors/Marines with poor credit histories should be able to avoid excessive rates. Bring a copy of your RISC to the base legal office for review before you sign it. As an adult, you are generally liable for any contact you sign. Any honest car dealer should have no problem with providing you a copy of your RISC for review by Navy legal. Take advantage of this free service, make an appointment, and talk to a Navy lawyer before you sign on the dotted line. Navy lawyers and your local Fleet and Family Service Center can also provide guidance regarding measures to improve your personal finances and perhaps a better deal, for a better car down the road. Finally, be wary of additional scams attempted by unscrupulous car dealers: • If you’ve provided a tradein as part of your deal, a questionable dealer might advise you need to sign a new RISC at a higher interest rate because your trade-in has been sold but your loan won’t be approved without that higher rate. Now you have no car, so you might feel pressured to sign. You don’t have to. Most states outlaw the transfer of ownership of your trade-in until the financing on your new car has been approved. If a dealer makes such a claim, ask them to put it in writing and immediately contact a Navy lawyer. • Some dealers may also

claim, and even write in contracts, that if financing isn’t approved by a lender and you must return your car, you will owe them a “rental fee” for the time you drove it. This is not true and do not agree to this provision. The bottom line is that nobody can force you to sign a contract, and with some effort you can set yourself up to get a fair deal for a vehicle you want. For further assistance on legal issues involving car purchases and other consumer issues, you can contact the NAS Pensacola Region Legal Service Office at 161 Turner St., Bldg. 624, Suite B, second deck. The phone number is 452-3730. For more information, go to www.jag.navy.mil/legal_ services/rlso/rlso_southeast. htm.

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Nimitz statue stands beside ‘Mighty Mo’ Unveiling part of WWII commemoration By MC1 Daniel Barker Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Detachment Hawaii

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) – A nine-foot bronze statue on a black granite pedestal honoring Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, who directed the war of the Pacific, was unveiled at its permanent installation next to the battleship USS Missouri “Mighty Mo” (BB 63) Memorial Sept. 2 on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The statue unveiling was part of the end of World War II commemoration ceremony that marked the 68th anniversary of the signing of the instruments of surrender. The statue depicts Nimitz as he appeared at the battle of the Marshall Islands in 1944; Nimitz at that time commanded the largest ocean area and most ships of any single commander in history. “Despite the inevitable force reduction that follows every major conflict, he made sure that

the Navy he led maintained a continuous presence in the Pacific in order to promote security and stability in the region,” keynote speaker Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, said of Nimitz, who became chief of naval operations following the war. “This may be his most enduring legacy. Our presence in the West Pacific since the 1940s has helped most of these nations grow and their economies thrive.” “The ceremony onboard the Missouri 68 years ago was as much about ending the war as starting a new and lasting spirit of friendship between Japan and the U.S. that continues today,” said Michael Carr, president of the Battleship Missouri Memorial. “The roots for our enduring friendship began that day.” The Nimitz statue is permanently installed facing toward the USS Arizona Memorial, which together with the Battleship Missouri Memorial represent the beginning and end of U.S. involvement in World War

Service members that were aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) during the signing of the Instrument of Surrender take part in a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the sculpture of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz which was unveiled Sept. 2 in Hawaii. Photo by MC2 David Kolmel


“We are struck by the symbolism of it being next to the Arizona,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Lilly. “War’s endwar’s beginning, with hordes of history between the two, it’s so appropriate that it’s the only place.” Several hundred attendees at the event included service members from all branches of service, civilians and veterans. Some of the attendees included relatives of Fleet Adm. Nimitz. “This is the anniversary of the signing of the surrender of Japan, Sept. 2, 1945, and here on the

battleship Missouri,” said Chester Nimitz Lay, grandson of Fleet Adm. Nimitz. “I think we’re honoring not just our grandfather but all the veterans who fought and died in World War II.” “It was a very emotional day for everybody of course and I'm very privileged and honored to be here amongst the World War II veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors,” said Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. “They are the living monuments that we get to be around and it’s

a rare privilege for everybody to be gathered in one setting like this with the mighty Missouri behind us and now the fantastic statue of Chester Nimitz that Mr. Rick Caswell so beautifully built for us; this is a great honor.” Caswell, the sculptor, was on hand and conducted the official unveiling with his son. “I’m really thankful for the U.S. Naval Order to have been chosen to do this project and the opportunity to give back to those who have served our country,” Caswell said. “In my small way that I could serve and give back with my talents and passion.”

Officials strive to protect MWR programs amid budget cuts By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Committed to preserving quality-of-life offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) officials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs. Military fitness centers, swimming pools, lodging facilities and outdoor recreation offices might sound to some like a footnote among competing budget requirements, but Ed Miles, DOD’s MWR policy director, and his counterparts across the military services see a close connection to military readiness. “We have a direct impact on the readiness and retention and resilience of the troops and their families,” Miles said. “When

Air Force Senior Airman Whitney Massey spots Airman First Class Benjamin Hurst on weights at a fitness center at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Services that impact military readiness are a top priority for recreation officials. Photo by Lawrence Crespo

you have a healthy and fit force, it has absolute national security implications – in terms of stress reduction, physical and emotional health and esprit de corps.” Congress has long agreed, authorizing funds since 1989 to cover 85 percent of programs with the most direct link to readiness: fitness centers, community centers and library programs, among them,

Miles explained. Amenities such as artsand-crafts centers and youth programs that are less directly tied to readiness receive a lower authorization of 65 percent. Meanwhile, “nice-tohave” offerings such as military golf courses, bowling alleys, campgrounds, food and beverage services and similar services generally must be self-supporting, with user

fees covering all costs and overhead. A variety of factors has thrown this formula off kilter, Miles said. With increased privatization, almost three-quarters of military families now live off installations and tap services and programs in their communities. Many, like their civilian neighbors, have fewer spare dollars to spend on recreation. And with sequestration putting a big dent in already-reduced MWR budgets, the military services find themselves struggling to provide quality-of-life programs and services. Across the services, officials are looking at other ways to keep MWR programs viable. They’re beginning to scale back operating hours at fitness centers to the Defense Department-mandated 90 hours per week. Library hours at many installations have been re-

duced to 40 hours a week. Volunteers, long the backbone of many MWR services and programs, are putting in more time in fitness centers, family support centers and libraries as well as on intramural fields to cover personnel shortfalls. As decisions are made, the emphasis remains on readiness, officials emphasized. The Navy, for example, has put fitness, libraries and the Liberty Program that serves single sailors at the top of its list, reported Lorraine Seidel, Navy recreation program manager. “Those programs are pretty important to have,” she said. “So by curtailing other programs somewhat, but not down to the bone, we are allowing some flexibility to retain those things that we really need to have on the base.” In some cases, the services are trying new innova-

tions to keep popular programs running. The Navy is revamping its community recreation program to bundle services and programs at one location, Seidel reported. A waterfront recreational area at Naval Base San Diego serves as a model, combining outdoor recreation services and the ticket booth for local tours and attractions under one roof, served by a central front desk. New partnerships are helping to keep services going despite budget cuts. In some cases, military patrons now get free or lowcost access to community or commercial services and programs that their installations no longer offer. For example, Joint Base Andrews in Maryland established a partnership with a popular private-sector company that teaches rappelling, kayaking and other outdoor activities to military patrons.



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Ready Navy asks, ‘Are you ready?’ From Commander, Navy Installations Command Ready Navy Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) – September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Ready Navy program asks Sailors and their families to make certain they are prepared if an emergency occurs. “National Preparedness Month reminds us all to be in-

formed, make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed, not just for a month, but every day,” said Jeff Sanford, CNIC emergency management specialist, “Ready Navy provides a road map and creates a state of mind for Navy personnel and families to be and stay prepared for any potential hazard throughout the year, something leadership takes very seriously.” Ready Navy is a proactive

Navywide emergency preparedness, public awareness program. It is designed for the Navy community, to increase the ability of every person and family on or near Navy installations to meet today's challenges head on and plan and prepare for all types of hazards, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. By exploring the links on the Ready Navy site, personnel

will: • Be informed of potential hazards and what to do before, during, and after an emergency, • Understand the steps to make an emergency plan that includes what to do, where to go, and what to take with you, • Learn to build a kit to support basic needs for a minimum of three days, and • Access tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for emergency situations that could arise at any time with

no warning. Navy personnel and families are strongly encouraged to strengthen emergency planning at home, as well as at work, by reading and following the tips and information found at www.Ready.Navy.mil. For more information on how to prepare for any disaster, visit http://www. ready. navy. mil. Follow @ReadyNavy. Ready Navy is a CNIC-sponsored emergency preparedness program.

PT 305: Served its calling; came home to New Orleans By MC2 David Giorda Defense Media Activity

Many Sailors have a second and even a third career after their time in the Navy. Sometimes, so do the ships they served on. For PT 305, it’s been a long journey from its days of naval service to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Patrol Torpedo (PT) 305 was designed and built by Higgins Industries Canal Plant in early 1944 in New Orleans. “PT 305 was laid down in April 1943 and was commissioned early in 1944,” said Tom Czekanski, the director of collections and exhibits for the National World War II Museum. PT boats were constructed of two layers of double-diagonal mahogany with a layer of glue-impregnated cloth used for better waterproofing. The mahogany made the boats light but still strong. Another bonus of the boat’s construction was that it was easy to repair if it was damaged. The crew consisted of three officers and between 12 and 17 enlisted Sailors. The ships would rotate crews to keep

Sailors from getting tired. “There were three sets of crew that would rotate through 305,” said Czekanski. PT 305 was assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (RON 22). RON 22 mainly operated in the Mediterranean Sea along the coasts of Southern France and Northern Italy. Its mission was to disrupt and destroy enemy supply runs up and down the coast of Italy. “We were so good at sinking their ships and in Europe disrupting supply lines, destroying trains and taking out truck convoys,” said Czekanski. “In Italy, by the end of the war the Germans were reduced to moving artillery shells by ox carts.” The PT boats during World War II were equipped with radar, which helped in locating and destroying enemy ships. “One thing that was exciting about our boats, we all had radar,” said Czekanski. “Often the British escorts and corvettes didn’t have any radar, so the PT boats could work in conjunction with them to help them find targets.” In late 1945, the entire squadron returned to the United States. “305 and the other 11 boats were all

A PT boat on patrol near Midway Island, 1942.

loaded up on tankers and brought back to New York and put in for overhaul,” said Czekanski. “Before the overhaul was completed the war ended.” PT 305 was sold at auction to be an oyster boat in the Chesapeake Bay. To save on fuel costs, the engines were replaced with diesel engines. PT 305 served as an oyster boat until 2001. “It was kind of an inglorious end,” said Czekanski. PT 305 was acquired by the Defenders of America Naval Museum in Galveston, Texas, in 2001.

“A member of their board had painted eyes on it, like you would see on a Greek or Chinese ship,” said Czekanski. “He told the story that a ship has to have its eyes so it can find its way home. Eventually 305 found its way home to New Orleans.” During the summer of 2006, the National World War II Museum was contacted about a transfer of 305. The vessel was moved to the World War II Museum in April 2007 to be restored. The boat is on track for sea trials in the spring of 2015 before becoming a static display in the museum.



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Lazy Ironman Triathlon and health fair hosted at NASWF By Ens. Emily Hegarty NASWF PAO


WR kicked off its Lazy Ironman Triathlon program Sept. 2, challenging participants to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles at Naval Air Station Whiting Field before the Sept. 30 deadline. Terence Edgar, fitness director at NASWF’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center, is spearheading the event and is excited to try something new for Whiting Field. Acknowledging the enthusiasm and drive of many fitness center patrons, he noted many had signed up for the program as soon as word was put out. Edgar stated that there are more ways than one to complete the program. Recognizing the diverse needs and preferences of patrons, each traditional triathlon event has an optional alternative for those who are unable or prefer not to perform the swim, run, or bike portions. Patrons have the option to “use the concept rower instead of swimming, as well as use the treadmill or elliptical for the run portion. Riding your bike to work can also count,” he explained. To enter, patrons must sign up at the MWR Fit-

ness Center front desk and log their miles on a tracking sheet, which must be turned in by Sept. 30. Participants who complete the challenge within the dates of the program will be awarded T-shirts. Edgar explained that the fitness center has come upon extra funding, which will be used to give Tshirts to the first 55 participants who finish the program. Following the September Lazy Ironman Triathlon, the MWR Fitness Center will be hosting its fourth annual health fair Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MWR Fitness Center, along with the branch medical health clinic; commissary; Navy Exchange; Fleet and Family Service Center; Morale, Welfare and Recreation Outdoor Recreation Center; and Pensacola State College’s massage therapy program, will be sponsoring booths at the fair. Booths will be located in the fitness center basketball court

Sept. 2-30

Sign up at the MWR Fitness Center front desk and are open to all NASWF patrons. The goal of the fair, according to Edgar, is to promote a healthy lifestyle while showcasing all of the ways in which NASWF patrons can use local re-

sources to achieve their healthy goals. To that end, booths will be offering free giveaways and rentals. Pensacola State College’s massage therapy program will be giving free chair massages, and the

health clinic will be hosting a smoking cessation booth, dental health, and an asthma awareness booth to promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition to the various booths, the fit-

ness center will be offering 15-30 minute drop-in format aerobics classes throughout the day, designed to increase patrons’ awareness of the different classes available at the fitness center.

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Tickets on sale for Oct. 12 Navy Ball

Tickets for the 2013 Pensacola Area Navy Ball can be purchased at www.navyball2013 .eventbrite.com. The ball is scheduled for Oct. 12 at the Naval Air Technical Training Center’s Charles Taylor Hangar onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Child care will be provided by the NAS Pensacola Child Development Center, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 4522211. Space is limited, so make reservations no later than Sept. 30.

Advancement exams scheduled

The Education Services Office of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide Enlisted Advancement Examinations (NWE) at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) Sept. 19, for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 a.m. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day of their command and have their military ID to participate. No cell phones, watches, food or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Candidates are reminded of the change to the advancement exam structure which began with the NWE September 2012 (Cycle 216). The primary intent of the change was to increase exam validity by giving greater focus to technical rating knowledge. The number of exam questions has decreased from 200 to 175. Exam structure for all pay grades consists of 25 Professional Military Knowledge (PMK) questions and 150 rating technical questions. For additional information, contact PSD Education Service Officer (ESO) at 452-3117 or send an email to Charles.Ware@Navy.Mil.

Training offered to military spouses

Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 14, in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. The class is free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get an opportunity to meet other Marine Corps spouses, learn about resources and find out what the local area has to offer. The class also features fun and informative activities and prizes. Preregistration is required, and child care reimbursement is available. To register, contact Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at elizabeth.a.austin@usmc.mil.

Bulls part of the show at Flora-Bama

Cowboys will ride into the Flora-Bama Lounge at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 14, for Bulls on the Beach. The beachfront rodeo will feature the stars of Country Music Television’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Southern Nights,” and the National Geographic Channel’s new reality show “Dukes of Cattle.” Warm-up events scheduled for today at the FloraBama Lounge include an opportunity to ride a mechanical bull – and a bull-riding contest for women in bikinis that starts at 8 p.m. The Flora-Bama Lounge is located at 17401 Perdido Key Drive on the Florida/Alabama state line. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for age 17 and younger. Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale at www.FloraBama.com or at the gate.

Event pairs display of art with dessert

A display of works by local artisans will be featured at a gallery night event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. Visitors will also get to sample desserts featured in the church’s dessert cookbook. No buying or selling will take place, but you are welcome to exchange information with the artists. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 492-1518.

Brunch announced at art museum

Members of the Pensacola Museum of Art Guild (PMAG) will present a kickoff champagne brunch/meeting for the upcoming fall/winter schedule at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at the museum at 407 South Jefferson St. The museum’s new executive director will speak. Cost is $20. Anyone interested in joining the guild is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Judy Tice, guild president, at 434-5618.

Event to feature things women like

The second annual “It’s all about the Ladies Day” is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 105 Kenmore Road. The event will feature jewelry, fashion and crafts. Vendors can reserve a space. Cost is $25 for a table with two chairs. Table reservation deadline is Sept.

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Semper Fi run Sept. 21 The Marine Corps Aviation Association will present the 30th annual Semper Fi Charity Run/Walk Sept. 21 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The race will start at 8 a.m. near Radford Gymnasium and follow a route through the base. The race is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event. Post-race activities include food, drink and music. You can register online or with a mail-in form at www.semperficharityrun.org/registration.html. Registration is $30. Walk-in late registration and early-bird packet pick up will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Seville Quarter, 130 East Government St. Same-day registration will start at 6 a.m. Sept. 21. Team registration is available for four-six runners/walkers at $120 per team. The run began in 1983 with the goal of helping the families of the 241 American service members killed in the bombing attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Today, the purpose of the race is to give back to the Pensacola community. In 2012, the association raised $35,000 for local charities. For more information, go to www.semperficharityrun.org or call 452-9460, ext. 3044. 7. Admission is free. For more information, contact Janeth Bondurant at (619) 241-9615.

Handgun training course offered

Florida Handguns Training is offering a fundamentals of handguns shooting and self-defense course tomorrow, Sept. 14, and Sept. 15. The eight-hour, one-day class covers basic knowledge, skills, and techniques for accurately and safely operating handguns. The class meets the training requirements for Florida’s concealed carry license application. Cost for the class is $90. A discount is offered for military members and spouses/significant others. Class size is limited to five students. Pre-registration and a $20 deposit are required in advance. For more information or to register, call 484-3221 or e-mail ColBFF@gmail.com. You can also visit the website at www.FloridaHandgunsTraining.com.

Awards banquet to follow symposium

A Will & Way Inc. is presenting a symposium for women, “A Gathering of Our Sisters,” and Women of Purpose Awards Banquet today, Sept. 13, at Hilton Garden Inn, 1144 Airport Blvd. The symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction preview at 6 p.m. Cost for the symposium is $75. For more information or to register, go to www.awillandway.org.

Coin collectors to meet Sept. 19

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on the anatomy of currency. 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.

Volunteers needed for beach cleanup

A beach cleanup is being organized aboard NASP for the week of Sept. 16 in coordination with the Sept. 21 International Coastal Cleanup. This year, two areas in the community are also requesting help: • Fort Pickens entrance station needs as many as 100 volunteers to clean up old asphalt from 8 a.m. to noon Sept 21. • Tarkiln Bayou Preserve needs as many as 50 volunteers to clean the Perdido Bay beachfront from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. To sign up, contact Mark W. Gibson, Navy natural resources manager at 452-3131, ext. 3008, or the NASP Community Outreach office at 452-2532. For more information on the Coastal Cleanup, go to http://www.oceanconservancy.org/keep-thecoast-clear/organize-the-cleanup.html.

USS Gallery crewmembers meeting

A reunion of crewmembers who served on the USS Gallery (FFG 26) is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. This will be first reunion since decommissioning of the ship in June 1996. For more information, contact U.S. Navy retired SM1(SW) Mark E. Clark by phone at (740) 641-8050 or by e-mail at mavtruck@yahoo.com.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest

The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will present its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 18 at Mustin Beach Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the festival begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and include a beer stein to take home, a Bavarian meal of brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and unlimited beverages. A Bavarian band is scheduled to perform. Tickets are on sale at the squadron’s office on the first floor of the southwest corner of Bldg. 1853. Admission is by advance ticket sale only. For more information, call 452-2693.

Native American star program planned

An ancient view of the night sky will be featured during a fall equinox event at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Pensacola State College’s Planetarium and Space Theatre, Bldg. 21, on PSC’s Pensacola campus. As part of Pensacola’s Viva Florida 500 commemoration honoring explorer Ponce de Leon’s 1513 arrival in Florida, the University of West Florida Archaeology Institute is partnering with the PSC Planetarium to present “Along the Pathway of Souls,” a Native American view of the night sky prior to European contact. UWF archeologist Cindy Sommerkamp will present drawings of Native American constellations and walk the audience along the path of the Milky Way over the course of a year. The presentation is geared mostly for adults and older children. The event is free. Arrive early; seating is not permitted after the show begins. For more information, contact Sheila Nichols at 512-3609.

Show to mark Imogene’s 100th year

The historic Imogene Theatre in Milton will be 100 years old Oct. 5, and the Panhandle Community Theatre (PCT) and the Santa Rosa Historical Society (SRHS) are throwing a five-day party. A variety show entitled “Star-Spangled Salute to Our Troops – An Old-Fashioned Touring Variety Show Honoring Our Military” is scheduled to be on stage Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-5 with the final show being a birthday gala. The USO-style show will feature singers, dancers, comedy acts, magicians, childrens acts and celebrity impersonators. The entire show is militaryfocused and set in the 1940s and a portion of the proceeds will benefit a veterans group. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. with the Sept. 29 matinee at 2 p.m. The theatre is located at 6866 Caroline St. (Highway 90). Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. To make reservations, call (850) 221-7599 or e-mail panhandle_community_theatre@yahoo.com. For more information, go to panhandlecommunity theatre.com.

Budget for Baby class available

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

Host families needed for teen visitors

In November, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council will welcome six students from Bolivia and six students from Peru who will spend 11 days in Pensacola participating in the Youth Ambassadors Program, a special exchange of the U.S. Department of State. Students will arrive Nov. 12 and will depart Nov. 23. During the work week, the students will be busy with leadership and community service activities. The council is looking for families with their own teenagers that are interested in hosting one or more of these students. If you would be willing to host, contact the council at 595-0817. For more information on the council, go to www.gulfcoast diplomacy.org.

New show to open at downtown gallery

The show “East Meets West, Through Asian Art” continues through Sept. 28 at the Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. It features pottery by Tammy Caspersen, acrylics by Tom Smith and photography by Suzanne Tuzzeo. Gallery member and local iconographer Connie Wendleton presents a workshop, “Icons for Today,” every Thursday for 10 weeks starting Oct. 3. For details, contact Wendleton at 494-1262. For gallery information, call 429-9100 or go to www.bluemorninggallery.com.

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Hispanics: Serving and leading our nation with pride and honor 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 2013, “Hispanics: Serving and leading our nation with pride and honor,” was selected by Verónica Vásquez from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems command (NavAir) in California. “Hispanics have served our nation as soldiers, educators, field workers, politicians, doctors, (and more) since the U.S. was first declared a nation, and we continue to serve in these roles everyday, making a mark on this great nation of ours,” Vásquez said in a press release from the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers. “It is time to educate our nation on our many accomplishments, our capabilities and how we do it with pride and honor.” 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

A snapshot of growing Hispanic numbers in America

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,

From U.S. Census Bureau

• 53 million: The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2012, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted 17 percent of the nation’s total population. • 1.1 million: Number of Hispanics added to the nation’s population between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012. This number is close to half of the approximately 2.3 million people added to the nation’s population during this period. • 2.2 percent: Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between 2011 and 2012. • 128.8 million: The projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2060. According to this projection, the Hispanic popu-

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lation will constitute 31 percent of the nation’s population by that date. • Second: Ranking of the size of the U.S.

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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 Gonzales, 2005. Democrat to run for president: Bill Richardson, 2008. Though Richardson lost to Barack Obama, he made history through his effort. U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Sonia Sotomayor, 2009. She is also the third woman to hold the position.

Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2010. Only Mexico (112 million) had a larger Hispanic population than the United States (50.5 million). • Eight: The number of states with a population of 1 million or more Hispanic residents in 2012 – Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas. • 65.7 percent: Percentage of Hispanic children living with two parents in 2012. • 14.5 percent: Percentage of students (both undergraduate and graduate students) enrolled in college in 2011 who were Hispanic. • 3.7 million: The number of Hispanics 25 and older who had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2011.

Jokes & Groaners Knock-knock jokes to ignore Knock-knock “Who’s there?” “Aaron.” “Aaron who?” “Aaron on the side of caution.” Knock-knock “Who’s there?” “Isaiah.” “Isaiah who?” “Isaiah again, knock-knock.” Knock-knock “Who’s there?” “Jewell.” “Jewell who?” “Jewell know, if you open the door.” Knock-knock “Who’s there?” “Eva.” “Eva who?” “Eva you’re hard of hearing or your doorbell is out.” Knock-knock “Who’s there?” “Hutch.” “Hutch who?” “Bless you, and I’m right out of tissues.”





Naval Hospital Pensacola, July 14-29, 2013 Lucy Annabel Smith, was born to 2nd Lt. Stephen and Teresa Smith, July 14. Chloe Michelle Hall, was born to AO2 Jimmy and Britney Hall, July 14. Declan Benjamin Fowler, was born to 2nd Lt. Benjamin and Samantha Fowler, July 15. Timothy Michael-Allan Crampton, was born to HM1 Robert and Shannen Crampton, July 17. Albert Alexander Abreu, was born to 2nd Lt. Fernando and Kathryn Abreu, July 18. Nathan Thomas Teague, was born to AME2 Andrew and Heather Teague, July 18. Charolette Marsella Everett, was born to 2nd Lt. Gregory and Ashley Everett, July 18. Keira Rogue Kimmons, was born to IT1 Kerry and Tabatha Kimmons, July 18. Charles Bryan Hornberger IV, was born to PO1 Charles and Miranda Hornberger, July 21. Gabriel Felix Aragone, was born to Ens. Eric and Margaret Aragone, July 19. Kadence Noelle Smith, was born to CTR1 Nakebia and CTR2 Hayward Smith, July 19. Merrik Atticus Carter, was born to Bradley and IT1 Kristin Carter, July 23. Dylan Luke Martin, was born to 2nd Lt. Dustin and Valerie Martin, July 23. Bethany Ann Connors, was born to Sgt. Jacob and Sarah Connors, July 24. Everett Parrish and Evelyn Jo Mann, were born to AME1 Jared and Beth Mann, July 24. William Alexander Jolly, was born to Staff Sgt. Wilfred and Shelby Jolly, July 26. Aria Scarlett Leach, was born to CTR1 Adam Leach and Keri Havens, July 29.


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NATTC student impresses instructors, reaches goals with help from Ronald McDonald House By Susan Brady Ronald McDonald House

As anyone with children knows, no matter how old they are, you always want to be there when they are going through difficult times. With the various military bases and colleges in our area, Pensacola is a temporary home for a large number of 18 to 21-year-olds. Although many of them are starting a more independent phase of life, when faced with a medical crisis, these young adults still want their moms and dads by their sides. So when AN Nathan Burkhart, stationed at NAS Pensacola, had to have back surgery, his mom didn’t hesitate to fly down from Pennsylvania to be with him. Burkhart began having back pain shortly after starting boot camp last summer and it gradually worsened during his training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). With the determination of a true naval aircrewman, he resolved to tough it out and ignored his growing pain. When sitting in the classroom for long periods became painful, his instructors let him take the classes standing up. Even when pain shot down his sciatic nerve and prevented sleep, Burkhart pressed on. Then he developed a foot drop which indicated a greater problem that could not be ignored. Although the MRI showed bulging discs, Burkhart decided to postpone the surgery until he had completed his training. He didn’t want anything to jeopardize his orders.

NATTC’s AWRCS Hahns Bodenbender congratulates AN Nathan Burkhart at his graduation ceremony.

In May, surrounded by family, Burkhart graduated from “A” school and received a special surprise. AWRCS Hahns Bodenbender, an instructor at NATTC who had been impressed by Burkhart’s spirit, removed his own aircrew wings and gave them to Burkhart’s younger brother to present to him during the winging ceremony. Bodenbender then told Burkhart’s mother, Jenny Maurer, that it was time for him to have the back surgery and assured her that they would take good care of her son. He also told her about the Ronald McDonald House as a place that they could stay during her son’s surgery and recovery.

Burkhart and Maurer stayed at Ronald McDonald House for six days following his outpatient surgery. Maurer said it was evident, from the first telephone conversation until the time they checked out, that the house was efficiently run and the staff really cared about the families. She and her son enjoyed the unique experience of being roommates and spent some bonding time outside the hospital playing board games and seeing movies. “The (Ronald McDonald) House was more than I ever expected,” Maurer said. “You cannot imagine the difference you are making in the lives of people who need help.”



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Former POW to be special guest at annual luncheon From the Pensacola Council of the Navy League

The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, and the Pensacola Council of the Navy League will present their 15th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. This year’s special guest will be retired U.S. Air Force Col. Howard J. Hill of Niceville, who was a prisoner of war (POW) for five years during the Vietnam War. Hill was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1943. His father was career Air Force, so he traveled

extensively in his youth. He graduated from high school in 1961 in Rantoul, Ill., and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado in 1965. His military service consisted of pilot training and advanced training in the F4D Phantom II prior to his assignment to Ubon, Thailand, in May 1967. He returned to the states on leave, to marry his wife, Libby, Aug. 15, 1967. After 14 days together, he returned to Thailand. On Dec. 16, 1967, during an early morning mission (his 70th combat mission over North Vietnam), a MIG-21 fired an

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air-to-air missile into the engine exhaust of his aircraft. Because of extensive damage to the aircraft, he was forced to eject and parachuted into a heavily popu-

lated area northeast of Hanoi. After immediately being captured by militia, he was transported to the infamous Hoa Lo prison, which was nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was held until being repatriated March 14, 1973, during Operation Homecoming. According to information compiled by the P.O.W. Network, Hill’s five years as a POW were filled with hours of fear, frustration and boredom. To keep his mind active, and partially as a means of escape, he composed poetry – writing, rewriting and rewriting again, all in his mind. He covered myriad subjects including ex-

pressions of love, philosophy and patriotism. Twelve years after his 1973 release, Hill was selected as the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs. In 1986, he made two trips to Hanoi as a member of a U.S. delegation, seeking information about service men still missing in action. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1989. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20 per person. Attire is business casual for civilians and service khaki for military. To make reservations, call 436-8552.





Do more than talk like a pirate Two-day festival at Perdido Key features treasure hunt, games and music From Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

Ahoy, mateys. The Jolly Roger will be flying during Perdido Key Pirate Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 at Big Lagoon State Park. The event comes just ahead of the Sept. 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Young and old will have the chance to hunt for pirate coins, redeemable for more than $10,000 in prizes. Each day, one lucky pirate, who finds the “Lost Key,” will take home a grand-prize treasure chest — loaded with everything a family needs for a memorable vacation, including lodging and gift certificates for area attractions and restaurants. Many other prizes will be awarded. Other highlights of the festival include: • Pirate games. • Seafaring music by Red McWilliams, Kelly

Kingston and Charlie Zahm. • Reptile shows by Reno’s Reptiles. There will be three shows daily — at 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. After each show, audience members will be able to handle the animals. • Polynesian dancing by traditional performer Elena Sise. • Magic shows by pirate-magicians Captain Davy and Mad Captain Mike. • Storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts vendors and more. Big Lagoon State Park is located at 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, about 10 miles southwest of Pensacola. Entrance to the event is included with $6 park admission fee. The festival is being sponsored by the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Cox Cable and Coastal Bank and Trust. For more information, call 492-4660 or go to www.visitperdido.com/pirate-fest.

Buying and selling opportunity ... The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has scheduled its Giant Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Corry Station Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Applications are being taken for spaces ($25 and $35 for activeduty; $35 and $40 for others; tables available for $8). You may bring own tables/shelves and standing canopies. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140 or ext. 3139.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Jobs,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “We’re the Millers,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Kick-Ass 2,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Elysium,” R, 8 p.m.


“Planes” (3D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (3D), PG, 2:20 p.m.; “The Wolverine” (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Kick-Ass 2,” PG, 7:50 p.m.; “Planes” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “We’re the Millers,” R, 3:10 p.m.; “Elysium,” R, 5:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m.


“Planes” (3D), PG, 12:10 p.m.; “R.I.P.D.” (2D), PG-13, 2:10 p.m.;“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (3D), PG, 4:30 p.m.; “The Wolverine” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Jobs,” PG-13, noon; “Kick-Ass 2,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “We’re the Millers,” R, 5 p.m.; “Elysium,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“R.I.P.D.” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Wolverine” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Red 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “We’re the Millers,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Jobs,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Elysium,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Kick-Ass 2,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “2 Guns,” R, 7:20 p.m.


“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Red 2,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Kick-Ass 2,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “2 Guns,” R, 7:20 p.m.


“R.I.P.D.” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Wolverine” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Elysium,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “We’re the Millers,” R, 7:30 p.m.


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

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Horseshoes, 11:15 a.m. Sept. 25. Adventure race, 8 a.m. Oct. 5. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Dodge ball, 11 a.m. Sept. 17. Adventure race, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Bowling (fall), 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Soccer, 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Call 452-6520. There are entry deadlines for events. For more information, e-mail john.russo@navy.mil or go to www.captainscup.org. • Pensacola Harvest Classic: Sept 14-15, Corry Station pool. This is the 21st year for this fall swim meet. For USA Swimmers and Masters Swimmers. For information, call 452-9429. • World Wide Rowing Challenge: Sept. 15 to and Oct. 15 at Navy Wellness Center, Bldg 3712, NASP Corry Station. Team Pensacola is looking to retain its top military ranking and top 15 overall world ranking for meters rowed during the 30-day challenge. Staff and patrons at all four fitness centers are eligible to be team players. For information, call Lu Desteli at 452 6802. • Fall bowling: Leagues forming at Corry Bowling Center include: Youth Bowling League, starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 14; and Youth Adult Bowling League, starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Sign-up open to active or retired military, DoD, retired DoD and immediate family members. For more information, call 452-6380. • Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at A.C. Read Driving Range. To set up appointment, call 452-2454. • Space available: The NASP Youth Center offers before-school and after-school care from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is space available for children ages kindergarten to 12 years. Full time or drop-in rates. Fees based on total family income. For more information, call 452-2417. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and more than 30 top attractions, events, tours and museums. BayFest is scheduled for Oct. 4-6 in Mobile, Ala., and ITT has tickets for an $8 savings. Also, SeaWorld has extended ticket discounts for military veterans and retirees until Nov 11. For more information, call 452-6354. • Pink Dress Run: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Mustin Beach Chip Trail. One, two or three-mile fun run or jog. Wear pin in support of breast cancer awareness. Sponsored by Portside Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-7810. • Focus on overweight pets: Obesity is the leading cause of disease in pets. Have your pet’s body condition score evaluated at the Vet Clinic on Corry Station during business hours Monday through Friday through Sept. 30. You will receive a gift if you can correctly guess your pet’s weight. To make an appointment, call 4526882.

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 www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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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; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training offered monthly. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is one of the most rewarding tasks in life and one of the most challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful,

self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Suicide awareness and prevention: This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is General Military Training (GMT) facilitated by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Heart Walk: Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, 11000 University Parkway. Volunteer groups will perform setup, breakdown act as greeters. • Scrabble Soiree: Sept. 26, 913 South I St. Volunteers needed to help host the event by score keeping and to do setup and teardown. • United Way Day of Caring: Oct. 11. Volunteer groups will perform projects throughout Pensacola. Project leader forms were due by July 26. • USO Northwest Florida: The

USO is seeking volunteers committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. Contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Generally a 12 month commitment. You must apply through the group’s office. You can choose site program, which allows you to be a large part of the child’s life, or school program, which is limited to mentoring in school. For information, go to www.bbbsnwfl.org/. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



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