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Vol. 82, No. 37

September 14, 2018

Chiefs, CPO selects participate in 9/11 Run

Story, photo by AEC Ben Romero Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs

Sixty chief petty officer (CPO) selects, under the supervision of more than 120 chief petty officers from the Pensacola-area and Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station CPO Mess, participated in a 9/11 commemoration run Sept. 11 onboard NASP. The run, organized by the Pensacola-area CPO Mess and culminating with a flag folding ceremony at the NAS Pen-

sacola Fire Station, provided the opportunity for service members to remember the nearly 3,000 individuals killed and more than 6,000 injured during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the eastern coast of the United States. “Some of these Sailors were airmen, seamen or firemen when 9/11 happened, just starting their Navy careers, so they can remember what that did to our nation – what that did to our military,” PRCS Anthony Mitchem, the Pensacola-area Fiscal

Shelter from the storm: NAS Pensacola hosts aircraft escaping Hurricane Florence ... On Sept. 12, NAS Pensacola’s Air Operations Transient Line (NASP Air Ops T-Line) was providing space for aircraft from Naval Station Norfolk, NAS Oceana and mid-Atlantic squadrons likely to be affected by damage from Hurricane Florence. (Above) Gosport reporter Kaitlyn Peacock speaks with VFA-32 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Stacy Uttecht (center) and Lt. Dan MacMillan (left) as they exited their aircraft Sept. 12. (Below) The NASP Air Ops T-Line was providing space for dozens of aircraft – C-2 Grayhounds, E-2 Hawkeyes, F/A-18 Superhornets – and many more are expected. Photos by Mike O’Connor

See CPO run on page 2

NAS Pensacola ACs take to the skies for fly-in Story, photo by AC2 Christian Klos-Dunn

Taps is played during the 2017 Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Bells Across America set for Sept. 27 at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel From NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)

NAS Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NASP. The guest speaker will be Command Chaplain Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon. During this event, FFSC will honor Gold Star Family members by memorializing and celebrating the lives of their fallen service members. The Navy Gold Star Program serves the families of all who died on active duty, regardless of branch of service or

cause of death. The program serves survivors by providing support, information and services as long as they desire. Both Gold Star Family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to participate in this event. To have someone recognized as a Gold Star Survivor by having the service member’s photo displayed and name read at the ceremony call Kathy Sims (Kathy.sims@navy.mil) at 4524277 or Janet Thomas (janet.thomas@ navy.mil) at 452-5990. Provide name, rank and date of death of the decedent, a photograph if available, and the Gold Star family relationship.

A group of NAS Pensacola (NASP) air traffic controllers put down their microphones and picked up their flight gear to take to the skies Sept. 1 in some classic aircraft at a private airstrip near Milton. The heritage event was hosted by George T. McCutchan Airfield in Milton and the Black Ducks Flying Team. The Black Ducks team annually fly service members and their family members at the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow onboard NASP. Citing logistical reasons, the Black Ducks will not be able to attend the airshow this See Heritage fly-in on page 2

AC1(AW/SW) Katherine Derse takes off from the grass airstrip at George T. McCutchan Airport in Milton. The heritage event for NAS Pensacola air traffic controllers featured World War II veterans and aircraft; for more photos, see page A4.

NAS Pensacola 9/11 ceremony ... On Sept. 11, NAS Pensacola held a commemoration ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum to mark the events of Sept. 11, 2001. (Left) Participants salute as colors are paraded. Photo by Ens. Scott Reagh (Center) Fire Fighter Michael Gilliard performs the TwoBell ceremony. Photo by Mike O’Connor (Right) At NASP Corry Station, the day was marked with a seperate observance. Photo by Glenn Sircy

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SAPR program seeking military Victim Advocates From NAS Pensacola SAPR

The NAS Pensacola (NASP) Sexual Assault Prevention And Response (SAPR) program is currently recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for NAS Pensacola’s SAPR Team. The next VA class is Oct. 1 to 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227. DoD requires all VA’s to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). • Step one: The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated (background check) by their CO via the command SAPR POC. After the VA candidate is validated by the command and has a current clearance

of NAC or above, the SAPR POC informs one of the SARCS to receive a current VA application packet for the VA candidate(s). • Step two: Personal interview with one of the SARC’s at NAS Pensacola, Lillie Johnson or Jenna Vaughn. Candidate must bring a completed VA registration packet, including a completed DD Form 2950 Page 10 (signed by the candidate’s supervisor and CO). Note this interview must happen prior to attending VA class. The last day for packet/interview is Sept. 26. • Step three: The next step is to complete successfully the required 40 hour SAPR Initial VA class. The next 40 hour VA class will be held Oct. 1 to 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227. Any VA candidate who has not completed

Steps one and two will not be allowed to attend class. • Step four: Once class is completed successfully the VA candidate then applies to receive his/her DSAACP certification by completing DD Form 2950 in its entirety. After application is fully completed, one of the NAS Pensacola SARCs will review the DD 2950 packet and sign appropriately. The VA candidate then submits the packet, including their VA certificate for DSAACP certification. The VA candidate will receive email notification from DSAACP that the application was received and the status of the application. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more information, contact one of the following: • Lillie Johnson, SARC at Lillie.o.johnson@navy.mil or 452-5109 • Jenna Vaughn, Civilian VA at Jenna.vaughn1@ navy.mil, 452-9017 or the Fleet and Family Support Center 452-5990, ext. 0

Navy fleet rating experts critical to advancement exams Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

CMDCM Mario Rivers, the Naval Air Station Pensacola command master chief, speaks with Pensacola-area and NAS Pensacola Corry Station Chief’s Mess members and chief petty officer (CPO) selects following a 9/11 Commemoration Run Sept. 11 onboard NAS Pensacola. Sixty CPO selects and more than 120 Pensacolaarea and NAS Pensacola Corry Station CPO’s particiapted in the early morning run, which culminated at the NAS Pensacola Fire Station where a flag folding ceremony honoring first responders was held. Photo by AEC Ben Romero

CPO run from page 1 Year (FY) 19 CPO Initiation Chairman said. “Others here today might have been in school. But what all of us can remember is how we came together and persevered in the face of this adversity. We can remember how our shipmates responded, and we can remember how the first responders in New York City sacrificed so much in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to ensure their fellow Americans had a chance.” CPO selectees and Pensacola-area and NASP Corry Station Chief’s Mess members began the 5:30 a.m. formation run through NAS Pensacola, stopping at the NAS Pensacola fire station to participate in a flag-folding ceremony. Ten CPO selects ceremoniously folded two national ensigns, while CPO selectees – each of whom memorized the names of two or three New York City Fire Department engine companies’ first responders killed during the 9/11 aftermath – recited these during the ceremony. CPOs also stood in formation with NAS Pensacola Fire Station and Police personnel during the ceremony, after which the two flags were presented to Hercules Kinnard, NAS Pensacola fire captain, and Lt. Stephen Pakola, NAS Pensacola security officer.

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“This run signifies the bond we as service members share not only with one another, regardless of the uniform we wear, but to the first responders – the firemen, policemen, EMT’s – with whom we work,” Mitchem said. “Events such as this serve to reinforce the courage and commitment we should all hold dear, and the unique bond we share with first responders in keeping our American family safe.” The 9/11 commemoration run was incorporated by the Pensacola-area CPO Mess into the six-week Navywide training program for first class petty officers selected for advancement to CPO, known as CPO Initiation, a process designed to foster teamwork and resilience and hone leadership skills. Under the guidance of the Pensacola-area and NAS Pensacola Corry Station Chief’s Mess, run participants are joining thousands of other CPO selects throughout the Navy in the traditional training program. NAS Pensacola, referred to as the ‘Cradle of Naval Aviation,’ is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including Naval Aviation Schools Command, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Marine Aviation Training Support Groups 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command.

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

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

Navy chiefs (E-7 to E-9) interested in shaping the future of their ratings are needed to serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERRs). Released Sept. 7, Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 221/18 announced the AERR schedule for October through December 2018. Based on this schedule, AERR panel members work as Fleet SMEs for their respective ratings to develop E-4 to E-7 advancement exams for future cycles. Navy chiefs (E-7 to E-9) on active duty, Full Time Support (FTS), and reservists on Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) are encouraged to take part in the process by reaching out to their respective Type Commander (TYCOMs) for application information. Each TYCOM has their own application procedure. “The knowledge that our fleet experts bring to the reviews is irreplaceable, it enables the exams to remain relevant and identifies Sailors, with the right skills to select for advancement,” Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Command Master Chief, ETNCM(SS) Gregory Prichard said. “AERRs give chiefs a tangible, direct input toward shaping their community – participants have a say in what their reliefs need to know.” AERRs vary in length between one-to-two weeks and are held throughout the year, with most ratings being reviewed on an annual basis. The reviews are held at NETPDC at Saufley Field in Pensacola. AERR Participants receive temporary duty (TDY) orders from their parent command, paid for by NETPDC. Travel is processed through parent command travel section and the Defense Travel System. To view the annual AERR schedule, locate a specific rating recruitment and selection point of contact or view AERR eligibility requirements, log into My Navy Portal https://www.mnp.navy.mil and search under Professional Resources/Navy Advancement Center/AERR. TYCOM POCs are listed, and once selected, chiefs will receive an introductory e-mail from the Navy Advancement Center. It is suggested that SME selectees make early contact, asking any questions they have concerning the AERR process. NAVADMIN 221/18 also provides additional information and a listing of upcoming rating conferences scheduled for the next six months. Normally, four-to-eight nominees will be selected for each AERR conference. TYCOM selections of Fleet SME nominations for the AERRs will be made 45 days prior to each review. SMEs should contact their command’s travel personnel as soon as they are selected, to get an early start on the process. SMEs attending classified AERRs should make sure their SIPR Token, if they have one, is active and they have recent access (within the last 30 days) to important reference sites. For more information about the Navy Enlisted Advancement System, visit https://www.facebook.com/ Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299.

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Heritage fly-in from page 1 year but still invited the personnel of NAS Pensacola Air Traffic Control Division for a cookout and flights over the Blackwater Forest in Milton. “Logistically it’s cheaper and easier for us to fly multiple flights out of here than NAS Pensacola,” retired Air Force Major Gen. Clay McCutchan said. “It’s working out great for us. We’d like to go to the show but it just didn’t work out this year.” Also in attendance were two Pearl Harbor survivors: retired Marine Sgt. Maj. William Braddock and retired CWO-4 Frank Emond. The Pearl Harbor vets discussed their experiences, answered questions and took pictures with young service members. The month of September also coincides with the Battle of Britain in 1940. A former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot in attendance, Bruce MacDonald, gave a historical account of World War II aviation warfare and answered questions. “We have a bunch of aviation enthusiasts in this area of military background,” MacDonald said. “September in 1940 is when it was fought, so each year in September we have a get-together and we thought it was appropriate to do it in an aviation environment to bring on the younger generation and show them what airplanes and history are all about.” Perfect flying weather aided the aviation heritage event, and most attdensees got a flight. “The key is safety,” McCutchan said. “We maintain the aircraft to museum standards and we bring out the ringers: retired aviators who have been flying for a very long time.”

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Gold Star: The symbol of ultimate sacrifice From NASP Fleet and Family Support Center How did the gold star become a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice? When we think of a military service member, we often picture shining medals on a sharply pressed uniform. Medals and other decorations, including the Medal of Honor, Silver and Bronze Stars, and Purple Heart, among many others, have become synonymous with heroic military service. However, there is one decoration awarded by the military that is often given to those who have never served in the armed forces. While those who receive this decoration consider it a great honor, they would also say that it is something they never wanted to receive. This is the gold star pin. Those receiving this cherished pin are family members who have lost a loved one on active duty. These surviving family members are known as Gold Star Families. Though many who receive this pin are not service members themselves,

their sacrifice earns them great respect in the eyes of those who have served. There is a long history behind the tradition of recognizing Gold Star Families. During World War I, it became popular for parents who had a child serving overseas to display a banner with a blue star. In this way, they could show their support and pride in their loved one who was serving bravely in “The Great War.” If that child died while serving, the flag would then have a smaller gold star superimposed on it. This new image appeared to be a gold star with a blue outline. This symbol became synonymous with military families who lost a service member. In 1947, Congress authorized the military to issue gold star lapel pins to families of those who had been killed in combat. In 1973, a similar pin was approved for families of service members

who died while on active duty but not in combat. The Gold Star lapel pin and Gold Star banner represent a family member’s loss of their active-duty service member who has made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our nation. Navy Gold Star Program (NGS) is an inclusive program – regardless of military branch, location or manner of death. The Navy’s commitment is that regardless of the branch of service, the Navy will provide the Gold Star family member with support and assist the family member with locating their branch’s survivor services. Navy Gold Star Coordinators are located all over the U.S. and stand ready to help in any way they can. Personnel eligible to participate in the NGS program include the widow, parents, siblings, and children. The term

“widow” includes widower; the term parents includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis; the term “sibling” includes brothers, sisters, half-brothers, and half-sisters; and the term “children” includes stepchildren and children through adoption. If you happen to come across someone wearing one of these pins or hear of someone being referred to as a Gold Star spouse, parent, or family member, take a moment to appreciate their journey and the ultimate sacrifices they have made. On Sept. 27 at the Naval Aviation Chapel, at 11 a.m., a ceremony honoring the family members who have lost an active duty service member will be held. Anyone who has lost an active-duty service member who would like your warrior to be remembered contact Kathy Sims; kathy.sims@navy.mil or call 452-4277 or Janet Thomas, janet.thomas@navy. mil or call 452-5990. All military members and civilians are invited to attend.

Gold Star mothers, families to be honored By Stephanie Hunter Special to Navy Installations Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) – Throughout history, bells have been used to announce a death or to express the gravity of an individual’s passing. They are struck to communicate the depth of sorrow and the extent of loss. On Sept. 27, in association with Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, Navy installations across the continental U.S. will participate in Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members where the names of the fallen will be read and a bell will toll to honor and remember them. The Navy is proud to recognize the sacrifices of our fallen service members and the Gold Star families left behind through these coordinated ceremonies. “It’s amazing to see how our installations are coming together to remember our fallen,” Lisa Bauch, Navy

Gold Star Program analyst, said. “Many of our Navy bases from coast to coast are taking the time to pay tribute to these heroes and their families.” Since 1936, the last Sunday in September has been designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day to recognize and honor those who have lost a child while serving the country in the United States Armed Forces. In 2009, fallen service members’ families were officially recognized and added by presidential proclamation, renaming the observance to Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. Each year the president signs a proclamation reaffirming our commitment to honor the individuals “who carry forward the memories of those willing to lay down their lives for the United States and the liberties for which we stand.” “The amount of heartfelt camaraderie at not only these events, but all Gold Star events, is inspiring and

overwhelming,” Mike Bruner, Navy Gold Star Program manager, said. “The Navy Gold Star Program is both honored and proud to be able to continue to provide enduring support to survivors.” The Navy is committed to helping foster resiliency for families of fallen service members, regardless of how they died. The Navy Gold Star Program honors Gold Star families throughout the year by hosting events which pay tribute to their lost loved ones, providing resources and opportunities to connect with one another. For more information on the Navy Gold Star Program or the location of Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members in your area, visit www.facebook.com/ navygoldstar or www.navygoldstar.com or call 1 (888) 509-8759. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy.





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NAS Pensacola Air traffic controllers Skies take to the

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AS Pensacola (NASP) air traffic controllers put down their microphones and picked up their flight gear to take to the skies in some classic aircraft Sept. 1. Photo feature by

AC2 Christian Klos-Dunn

Partcipants assemble at an aviation heritage event for NAS Pensacola (NASP) air traffic controllers Sept. 1. The event was hosted by George T. McCutchan Airport and the Black Ducks Flying Team.

(Above left) AC2 Aaron Maddox (at top) climbs into the cockpit of a training aircraft George T. McCutchan Airport in Milton, the scene of a get-together with World War II veterans and NASP air traffic controllers Sept. 1. (Above right) AC1 (AW/SW) Mike McEwan “signs” readiness upon takeoff.

(Left) ACAN Adrian Espinosa’s aircraft lifts off from the grass strip. (Right) AC2 Christie Perry adjusts flight gear before takeoff.

(Above left) NASP air traffic controllers, along with their friends and families, pose for a group photo at the conclusion of a day of flying aboard classic traning aircraft. (Above right) Retired Air Force Major Gen. Clay McCutchan addreses the personnel attedning the fly-in.


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Junior Navy technologists create autonomous swarm By John Joyce NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Public Affairs DAHLGREN, Va. – What happens when STEM college graduates are tested reality-TV style with a situation akin to Survivor, House, The Apprentice and Shark Tank on a sprawling naval base on the banks of the Potomac? The Navy waited patiently for the answer as the stars – within two years of earning their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) bachelor’s degrees – were put to the test over six months. At first the seven junior scientists and engineers were strangers to each other while put in a room House style with a mission to do what it takes to ensure the survival and success of their Sly Fox Mission 23 team and its mission. They took time to get to know each other, including their strengths and weaknesses to make an urgent warfighter need for an autonomous swarm capability a reality. As Mission 23 encountered obstacles, the teammates brainstormed to transform their ideas into a new capability known as the Autonomous Remote Tactical Engagement Multi-Domain Intelligence Swarm (ARTEMIS). “A major challenge we faced with the mission was going from a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) focused project to a UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) focused project,” NSWCDD engineer Philip Costello said, recounting

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Sly Fox Mission 23 team in action while demonstrating ARTEMIS – Autonomous Remote Tactical Engagement Multi-Domain Intelligence Swarm – capabilities. Photo from NSWC Dahlgren Division

the lack of time to meet a sudden requirement related to UAV testing. “That change forced the team to come up with some novel solutions to make the UGVs capable of completing the same mission objectives as the UAVs.” Costello and his teammates persevered through long hours and weekends under high stress while developing the ARTEMIS capability to quickly and effectively search regions of interest to detect enemy targets. Consequently, the junior scientists and engineers created a monitoring system that tracked the emotional and social wellbeing of each team member and the team as a whole. Results of the anonymous, daily survey were discussed among the teammates bi-weekly. The team acted precisely and appropriately during high stress periods of the project to keep team chemistry and morale at optimal levels. “We encountered many obstacles that had the potential to halt our development had we not

adapted to overcome the situation,” Costello in terms of the programmatic and technical predicaments said. “Rather than completely stop development and re-plan, we would just roll with it and take the resources we had at the time to come up with a solution on the fly.” The solutions continued to enhance ARTEMIS until the final demonstration when Mission 23 members briefed military and civilian technical leaders Aug. 7. They showed the audience how UGVs, coupled with artificial intelligence and machine language, can carry out missions in tandem with the warfighter. While their use of UGVs met the requirements set forth by Mission 23, the team envisions a more complex system that expands to the aerial domain. Specifically, UAVs would provide aerial reconnaissance capability and would communicate with the UGVs within the swarm to deliver situational awareness to the system operator. Collectively,

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the UAVs and UGVs would be capable of surveying a larger region of interest with greater efficiency. UAVs would scan a region from the sky and relay target locations to the UGVs. The UGVs would then vector to the location provided by the UAVs to detect the target and notify the operator of confirmed target locations. “As more world powers continue research and development of unmanned systems and swarm behaviors, warfare will become significantly more autonomous and swarm versus swarm oriented,” the team predicts in the Sly Fox Mission 23 brochure they wrote and published. “Components of ARTEMIS serve as a proof of concept for the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in reconnaissance and combat.” What’s more, ARTEMIS is scalable. The machine learning algorithms used for the UGV swarm can be applied to more robust and Navy-specific scenarios. “In the future, the Navy will use machine learning and artificial intelligence in multi-domain swarms that feature unmanned ground, aerial, surface and underwater vehicles,” the team stated in their brochure provided to NSWCDD colleagues and invited DoD officials. As the young scientists and engineers defined and built this capability, they learned how critical networking, procurement and acquisition are to making an idea a technological capability for the warfighter. “I was interested in the unmanned systems and artificial

intelligence components of Mission 23,” NSWCDD engineer Ryan Munz, who discovered that the ability to request transportation and purchase items through the procurement process is vital to a successful technical program, said. “Learning about the different stages of acquisition in PDFs is not the same as actually practicing the acquisition process,” Munz explained. “Sly Fox helped me get very familiar with the engineering process, the acquisition process and the Dahlgren base with its people, which will help me perform my job better.” After Mission 23 concluded, team members went back to their respective positions supporting various Navy technological programs with new knowledge and experience impacting their careers – and the warfighter. Throughout their collaboration and challenges to create ARTEMIS, mentors from previous Sly Fox missions advised and encouraged the team. “I am impressed with the dedication of our newly hired engineers, scientists and mathematicians,” Albert DeJean, senior mentor of every Sly Fox mission, said. “The demonstration shows what the team accomplished during their time on this mission. What is not seen is the maturity and dedication of these engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Their tenure on Sly Fox has provided them with a confidence that they can take on significant challenge and succeed, and I believe they have matured beyond their peers.”



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National Preparedness Month

In September, remember: Have a plan By Ens. Matt Lembo NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


ational Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September across the U.S., provides an opportunity to reflect on preparing ourselves and our families now and throughout the year for emergencies and disasters before they strike. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors the observance, and this NPM focuses on planning. The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC) Ready Navy Program educates Sailors and their families on how to be prepared when an emergency occurs. This year’s overall theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Each week in September will

have a focused theme: Make and Practice Your Plan; Learn Life Saving Skills; Check Your Insurance Coverage and Save For an Emergency. “National Preparedness Month reminds us all of the importance of being prepared in the event disaster strikes,” Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Director of Operations Tim Alexander said. “For many of us, it is not a question of ‘if’ but a matter of ‘when.’ Having a well thoughtout plan to execute when the time comes significantly improves the chances of a positive outcome.” Ready Navy is a proactive

NASWF’s HT-28 changes command ... In histori-

cal Navy tradition, Cmdr. Robert Dulin passes the command flag to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Gregory Curtis during the Helicopter Training Squadron Twenty-Eight (HT-28) change of command ceremony. These time-honored traditions symbolize the peaceful transfer of power from Dulin to Curtis as the new HT-28 commanding officer. The ceremony took place onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) at the National Naval Aviation Museum Sept. 7. Photo by Lt. j.g. Harrison Garrett

Floridians know well the dangers hurricane season can bring. The risk peaks in September; be ready now. More resources can be found online at https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

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, you can stay informed on 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. The site also contains information about how 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. “It’s always best to be ready before an incident or disaster hits,” Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) Emergency Manager Rudy Mendiola commented. “With the information provided through the Ready Navy program and FEMA, all

of our team members can be prepared for anything that may come our way.” 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. Take time to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid. Check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas. “Pull out your insurance policies and make sure they provide the right coverage for you,” Alexander said. “Keep some amount of cash on hand, in small denominations; it is likely that credit and debit cards will not be usable for some period of time. Finally, consider taking a first aid or CPR class; you or your family’s lives may depend on it.” CNIC is comprised of approximately 53,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide responsible for the operations, maintenance and quality of life programs to sustain the Navy’s fleet, enable the fighter, and support the family. For more information, go to www.ready.navy. mil. The 2018 weekly themes are: • Week 1: Sept. 1 to 8 – Make and Practice Your Plan • Week 2: Sept. 9 to 15 – Learn Life Saving Skills • Week 3: Sept. 16 to 22 – Check Your Insurance Coverage • Week 4: Sept. 23 to 29 – Save For an Emergency • Tomorrow, Sept. 15, is a National Day of Action


September 14, 2018



Military Notices Lower back pain volunteers needed

The DoD funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. The study purpose is to determine what effects chiropractic care has on the strength and balance of active duty personnel with low back pain. Strength and balance are both important measures of military readiness. Any active-duty personnel interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study can contact Crystal Franklin at 452-8971, 3779183 or e-mail crystal.a.franklin.ctr@mail.mil.

Local MOPHA order meets monthly

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (MOPHA), Unit 566 hosts monthly meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hope Church, 3220 Avalon Blvd., Milton. The next meeting will be tomorrow, Sept. 15. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville riverfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All-ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or e-mail yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

Web based field language tests

The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Portuguese-Brazilian or Indonesian linguist skills to participate in the Web Based Field Test (WBFT) to contribute with the revision of these Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). When applying for a WBFT, annotate WBFT in the comments block. The deadline for WBFT participation is Oct. 25. Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_ CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. To learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers, visit www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/clrec.

DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Marine enlisted college seminars

Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP) and Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) classes have been announced and are available for students to sign up. SSSP and CSSP courses begin Oct. 8 and end Feb. 1. Registration deadline is today, Sept. 14. ASSP course will begin Feb. 18 and end May 31. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Seminars are open to both active-duty and reserve Marines. For more information, contact Chris Marvin at 4529460, ext. 3135 or e-mail marvinc@davisdefense.com.

Onboard NASP “Day on the Bay” supports veterans

The Pensacola Yacht Club will be hosting a Wounded American Veterans Event (WAVE) Day on the Bay Sept. 22, check-in at 9 a.m. The event will feature a ride on private sail or power boats for wounded veterans and an adult guest of their choice. Activities include an opening ceremony with color guard, live entertainment and a complimentary lunch. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 17 are required to wear a Coast Guard approved life vest at all times while onboard a vessel. To RVSP or for more information, visit www.navypnsyc.org or www.pensacolayachtclub.org.

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“Read All About It...” POW/MIA Luncheon announced

The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Pensacola Council, Navy League of U.S. cordially invite you and your guest to the 20th annual POW/MIA Luncheon, Sept. 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Ellen W. Vinson, remembering Capt. John L. “Blackie” Porter III, Army Air Corps Pilot, Leader of Blackie’s Gang, MIA Dec. 10, 1943, KIA Dec. 25, 1943, crash site located Nov. 9, 2011. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service khaki for active-duty military. Attendees must RSVP to the event. Tickets are $20 per person. Sponsorships are available. Checks may be send to: Navy League, PO Box 17486, Pensacola, 32522-7486 For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Commodore’s Cup Championship

The Navy Yacht Club will be hosting the third and fourth races in the Commodore’s Cup Race Series tomorrow, Sept. 15. Race registration for the Commodore’s Cup Race No.3 and No.4 and a regatta celebration social will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. Participants, spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event is invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located on Naval Air Station Pensacola. Entry fee for the regatta is $35 with U.S. Sailing Membership and $40 for non-member. Sept. 16 is reserved as a make-up day for the race. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website http://www.navypnsyc.org. For the onshore Regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail jimparsons@bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact Navy Yacht Club Fleet Captain John Buziak at 2912115 or e-mail buziakj@cpmechanics.com.

NMCRS looking for volunteers

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Pensacola team is looking for volunteers to fill several positions, including receptionists, caseworkers, thrift shop workers and more. If you are interested in giving your time to help military members and families, call 452-2300.

Around Town Baths offered by Humane Society

Bowser needs a good, long bath and a flea treatment to get through the dog days of summer. The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2018 doggie bathe-in season tomorrow, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bathe-ins offer low-cost dog bathing and flea dips during the warm weather season, and groomings are available on a first come, first served basis. Nail trims will be available for $5 between noon to 2 p.m. during the bathe-in. Events are held the third Saturday of the month until October. The last day will be Oct. 20. Charges for baths and groomings are based on the dog’s weight. Bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street. For more information, visit the PHS website at www.pensacolahumane.org.

Community Fest Craft Show date

There will be a community craft show Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. The show will feature 40 vendors with custom crafts and one-of-a-kind art, including wood crafts, glass art, metal art, birdhouses, clay pottery, custom fishing rods, candles and bath bombs, local honey and much more. There will also be a fish fry, bake sale and live music. As a community service, the “Big Red Bus” Bloodmobile will be on site. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 492-2604.

Book sale at West Florida Library

Stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 28 through 30. Books have been sorted into genres to make it easier to find your favorites. Schedule of events will be: Sept. 28, Friends’ Advance Sale will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Friends’ members are admitted free. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Sept. 29, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission. Sept. 30, there will be a $5 bag sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will give patrons a brown



paper bag for $5 for each bag you fill. Buy as many bags as you want... the library will have carts to help haul away your loot. Credit cards accepted. As always, contributions will support the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy. For more information, visit www.mywfpl.com.

High Holy Days service schedule

The TempleBeth El have announced their upcoming High Holy Days service schedule. The schedule is as follows: • Shabbat Shuvah: Sept. 14, service 7 p.m. • Kever Avoth: Sept. 16, service at the TempleBeth El Cemetery 1 p.m. • Yom Kippur: Sept. 18, Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 19 service 10 a.m., afternoon discussion 1 p.m., family service 2 p.m., afternoon service 3 p.m., Yizkor 4:45 p.m., Ne’ilah/Concluding service 5:45 p.m., break the fast 6:45 p.m. • Sukkot: Sept. 28 shabbat under the stars service and dinner 6 p.m. • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30, service and consecration of new students 11:15 a.m. TempleBeth El is located at 800 N. Palafox Street. All services are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the temple office at 438-3321.

Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert

The second annual Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert will be held Nov. 3 at the Whiskey Runners Saloon starting at 7 p.m. Performers will include Pearl Clarkin, Dylan Brown, Trevan Bowman, Second Wind and more. There will be a raffle for a Harley-Davidson and other prizes. All event donations will go to Guitar for Vets to help veterans who suffer from PTSD. A $5 is requested, but not required. For more information, visit www.guitars4vets.org.

Seville Rotary 8th annual cook-off

The Seville Rotary club extends an invitation to its eighth annual Arrogant Steak Cook-Off. This event will be held Oct. 12 at Seville Quarter beginning at 6 p.m. Competitive cooking teams will be serving up N.Y. Strip steaks for ticketholders to sample and then each attendee will get to vote for their favorite steak. At the end of the night we will introduce the winners and hand out prizes! Tickets for admission are $30 prior to the event and $40 at the gate. That ticket will get you steak, salad bar, and potato bar at no additional cost. A full service bar will also be available. Tickets for cooking teams are only $300. This will cover a team of up to four people, the N.Y. Strip competition steaks and 10 general entry tickets for guests of the team. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sevillerotary.com.

Literary Federation host open mic

The West Florida Literary Federation will present its monthly open mic event Sept. 18 a the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Rm. 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will start at 7 p.m., followed by open mic at 7:30 p.m. Andrea Walker will read from and discuss her new book “My Town – My View.” Admission is free and the event is open to public. For more information, call 723-2112.

Panhandle tour group for seniors

Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet Sept. 18, 4 p.m. at the Genealogy Public Library located 9th Ave. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. The club is non-smoking and fragrance-free. Trip insurance is highly recommended. Annual membership fee is $14. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.

Annual JUMP set for Oct. 6

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida cordially invites you to attend the fourth annual JapanU.S. Military Program (JUMP) Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Featured speakers will include Honorable Kenji Hirata, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami and Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. A reception will follow on the USS Cabot flight deck. Enjoy reunions, presentations, Shakuhachi bamboo flute, Taiko drum and Japanese food. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is highly encouraged. To register and for more information, email info@jasnwfl.org or call 602-7049.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@ballingerpublishing.com. 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.


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Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com. Semi-Annual Community Yard Sale. Oak Hill Estates (off Chemstrand and Ray St). Saturday, September 15, 2018. 7 am until noon.


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CIWT’s LREC Team helps CTIs; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Hispanic Heritage Month

“ H i s pa n i c s : O n e E n d l e s s V o i c e to E n h a n c e o u r T r a d i t i o n s ”

By Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor


hroughout the United States and the armed forces, National Hispanic Heritage Month is being observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for the 2018 National Hispanic Heritage Month, as provided by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, is “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” 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 30day period. The month was officially enacted into law Aug. 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador,

Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Two other nations, Mexico and Chile, celebrate their independence days Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2016), 6.5 percent 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

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U.S. naval officer ever to be awarded the rank of admiral. The first Hispanic American to become a four-star admiral was Horacio Rivero of Puerto Rico in 1964. • General, U.S. Army: Richard E. Cavazos, 1976. In 1982, he became the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general. • Secretary of the Navy: Edward Hidalgo, 1979. In government firsts, American Hispanics can claim: • Member of U.S. Congress: Joseph Marion Hernández, 1822, delegate from the Florida territory.

• U.S. Representative: Romualdo Pacheco, a representative from California, was elected in 1876 by a one-vote margin. He served for four months before his opponent succeeded in contesting the results. In 1879 he was again elected to Congress, where he served for two terms. • U.S. Senator: Octaviano Larrazolo was elected in 1928 to finish the term of New Mexico Sen. Andieus Jones, who had died in office. He served for six months before falling ill and stepping down; he died in 1930. The first Hispanic senator to serve

an entire term was Dennis Chávez of New Mexico, who served from 1935 to 1962. • U.S. Treasurer: Romana Acosta Bañuelos, 1971 to 1974. • U.S. Cabinet member: Lauro F. Cavazos, 1988 to 1990, secretary of education. • U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990 to 1993. Additionally, she was also the first woman to hold the position. • U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Federico Peña, 1993. • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban De-

velopment: 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, ran for Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2016.

Hispanic heroism in Pensacola: Gen. Bernardo de Galvez From www.nps.gov

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

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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 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

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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.

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CIWT’s LREC Team helps CTIs to maintain, improve language skills By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs


ive Navy linguists are currently onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) conducting their annual refresher training. Cryptologic technicians (interpretive) (CTI), the Navy’s language professionals, are required to attend annual training sessions to maintain and improve their linguistic skills in support of mission operations. This session, which began Aug. 13 and runs through today, Sept. 14, supports CTIs specializing in Chinese Mandarin. As the Navy’s primary source for language and cultural training, the Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (LREC) directorate at the Center for

Information Warfare Training (CIWT) scheduled the session and coordinated with the Defense Language Institute (DLI) to have a Mandarin instructor present to lead the training. “Language proficiency is paramount to our language analysts’ mission and is a highly perishable skill,” Shannon Hickman, CTI training lead said. “Recurrent training is essential for achieving and maintaining the highest possible levels. Annual training ensures CTIs are always ready to sup-

Sailors attend a refresher course in Chinese Mandarin in the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture’s language testing office onboard NAS Pensacola. Cryptologic technicians (interpretive), the Navy’s foreign language analysts, are required to attend annual refresher training in their assigned language.

port naval operations across the globe.” During six hours of daily classroom lessons and two to three hours of nightly homework assignments, the inten-

SH2(SW/AW) Jessica Millard reelists ... Naval Air Station

Pensacola (NASP) Administration Officer Lt. Anthony Jenkins (left) congratulates SH2(SW/AW) Jessica Millard for reenlisting in the United States Navy for six more years. Photo by Greg Mitchell

sive, month-long course is designed to expand the linguists’ vocabulary, refresh and introduce new grammar concepts and maximize use of the language in context. Danni Lu, instructor for the course, is making sure the training sessions meet the unique training requirements of each individual student. “For a lot of us that are not stationed near a traditional learning site, having this training conducted by a DLI instructor provides us with a valuable knowledge resource that all linguists require,” CTIC Michael Dennison said. Operating as a directorate of CIWT, LREC trains Navy personnel throughout the world in foreign languages and foreign

cultures as they prepare for specialized, language-intensive missions, overseas assignments, deployments and interactions with people from other cultures. CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit www.navy. mil/local/cid, www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www. twitter.com/NavyCIWT. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Oct. 3. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Oct. 4. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Sept. 20. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play

• Worship schedule • NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center

NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376

NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services

Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey

• Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org

NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall

• Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail, Pensacola. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com

Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 4705546, OCONUS (may be extra

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212

• Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442

charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows

victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the

offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com.



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Meet the new summer zoo babies

The Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes two new babies, reticulated giraffe Gus and dromedary camel Lexington. The new babies can be seen at the zoo. Photo from Gulf Breeze Zoo

From Gulf Breeze Zoo The Gulf Breeze Zoo, a Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) accredited facility, is excited to announce the birth of not one but two babies, just in time for the end of summer. On July 24, reticulated giraffe “Gabby” went into labor just after 3 p.m. inside the giraffe exhibit. Patient zoo guests anxiously watched her deliver a healthy calf, “Gus,” two hours later at 5 p.m. General Curator Jamie McMaster along with Animal Care Staff had been anticipating the birth for the past fifteen months, the typical gestation period for giraffe. Although Gabby had full access to the privacy of the maternal stall in the giraffe barn she elected to give birth in the exhibit yard. “Giraffes give birth standing up, so Gus had a sixfoot drop into the world, which may be surprising to some, but that’s the perfect birth if you’re a giraffe,” McMaster said. After the birth, Gabby unfortunately displayed no interest in caring for her new offspring and did not demonstrate any protective instincts even when staff entered the exhibit to examine the calf. Zookeepers must be ready for instances such as this and were prepared to intervene and already had a nursery stall set up and a special milk formula on hand just in case. As with any baby, Gus requires around

the clock care and feedings. Less than a week later July 30, a dromedary camel calf was born. “Lexington” is the first baby to “Ladybug” a six-year-old dromedary camel. While Animal Care Staff were eagerly anticipating Lexington’s birth, they were unsure how Ladybug would do as a first-time mother. Soon after the birth it was clear that animal care staff needed to intervene for the well-being of the new calf and he was moved to the nursery to receive immediate care. While dromedary camels are still relatively common in the wild, reticulated giraffe are not. Scientists estimate that fewer than 9,000 of this giraffe species remain in their native habitat of East Africa. “With many wild populations in peril, every giraffe birth should be met with great excitement,” McMaster said. Both calves are very healthy and can be viewed daily, weather dependent. “Gus” the giraffe calf can be viewed in the giraffe nursery yard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., by the giraffe exhibit. “Lexington” the dromedary camel calf can be viewed daily in the baby yard. The Gulf Coast Area’s award-winning Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to more than 800 exotic animals. The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and is located just off Highway 98. Visit www.GBZoo.com for event updates, seasonal hours and more.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t “The2D:Meg”5 p.m.(PG13) c “BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7:30 p.m. h “Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) Noon

“Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) Noon

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 2 p.m.

“Mile 22” (R) 2 p.m.

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“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “Mile 22” (R) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Teen Titans Go: To the Movies” (PG) 5 p.m. “Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “Mile 22” (R) 5:30 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 4:30 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 4 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.

“BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7 p.m. “Christopher Robin” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 3 p.m.

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m.

“BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7:10 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m.

“Mile 22” (R) 12:30 p.m.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.


“The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

“Christopher Robin” (PG) 5 p.m. “Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets Try this and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. • Pop-Up PlayBackpacking 101 Skills dates: Pop-Up PlayCourse is a prerequisite dates will be hosted for all NAS Pensacola throughout NASP and backpacking trips. The NASP Corry Station next course is scheduled the second and fourth of every Sept. 22 through 23. See Tuesday month from now unbelow for more details. til Nov. 27. Make new For more information call friends in the commu281-5489. • Backpacking 101 nity. The next event will Skills Course: In be Sept. 25, 10 a.m.to preparation for the up- noon at the Corry coming backpacking Station Youth Sports trip in October, MWR will Complex Playground. be hosting a Backpack- For more information, ing 101 Skills Course call 452-3806. Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Men’s Softball Championship: NASP will host the 2018 Men’s Armed Forces Softball Championship Sept 19 through 21 at the Barrancas Sports Complex. For updates on the game or for more information, visit www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Zombie 5K Run: MWR will host a Zombie 5K Run Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. through the Radford Trail. Pre-registration is required at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information or to register, call 4529845. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802. • 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 attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr. com.

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