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The westbound turn lane that connects Taylor Road to Radford Boulevard in front of the National Naval Aviation Museum road is closed, according to NASP Public Works Department (PWD). Drivers will need to go straight on Taylor Road to the stop sign and turn right on Radford Boulevard. Signs will be posted to direct traffic. The closing will be temporary to allow road repairs and the installation of a new stoplight. The construction work is expected to take about six weeks. For more information, call Jack Severson at 452-3131, ext. 3074.

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September 15, 2017

NASP stages relief flight to NAS Key West Story, photos by Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor

NAS Pensacola served as a staging point for a Hurricane Irma relief flight to NAS Key West Sept. 12. A C40-A Clipper operated by Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61 (VR-61) took on 10,800 pounds of bottled water, 6,000 pounds of food and a group of personnel for NAS Key West. NAS Pensacola was undamaged by Hurricane Irma and is positioned to support relief efforts in the days to come. NASP Air Operations personnel and a group of the base’s chief petty officer selects – who are scheduled to be pinned as chiefs in a ceremony today, Sept. 15 – helped load the supplies. After leaving NAS Pensacola, the C40 was bound for NAS Jacksonville for further loading of personnel and supplies.

Hurricane Irma made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys Sept. 10, and made landfall a second time on Marco Island on the state’s Gulf Coast. According to http:// navylive. dodlive. mil, the Department of Defense had troops and equipment positioned to respond, while continuing to assist authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. U.S. Northern Command is coordinating the response with support from several DoD components, including the Navy. Essential personnel at NAS Key West have been asked to return to base. For more, go to http:// www. navy. mil/ submit/ display. asp? story_id= 102360. For updates on NAS Key West, visit the installation’s Facebook page at www. facebook. com/ nas key west, or Navy Region Southeast’s Facebook page at www. facebook. com/ NavyRegionSE.

Personnel from Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola load food and water onto a Hurricane Irma relief flight destined for NAS Key West. NAS Pensacola was undamaged by Hurricane Irma and is positioned to support relief efforts.

CERT deploys to Key West after Hurricane Irma By Sue Brink NavFac Southeast Public Affairs Office

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (NNS) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) dispatched part of a 17-person Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) Sept. 12 to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West from NAS Jacksonville. The rest of the team flew down Sept. 13 on a separate flight.

“We are headed to Key West today to assess damage that has occurred at NAS Key West,” said Lt. Cmdr. Sean Gorman, CERT officer in charge and the incoming public works officer for NAS

Key West. “We will be working first to set up an emergency operations center for the team and immediately deploying teams to assess critical facilities.” The CERT will evaluate facilities on base that received damage from Hurricane Irma as it passed through the Key West Sunday morning, Sept. 10. There will be three Disaster Assessment Teams (DATs) on the CERT which consist of structural, electrical and me-

chanical engineers, architects, roofing specialists, community planners and construction contract specialists that deploy to begin Rapid Damage Assessments. “It is during this initial phase that damage is rapidly assessed to support restoration of basic functions such as debris removal and reopening roadways, See CERT on page 2

FFSC ombudsman luncheon Sept. 19 ...

U.S. Air Force personnel at NAS Pensacola with a T-6 Texan II training aircraft. The official date of the founding of the U.S. Air Force is Sept. 18, 1947 – yet many storied squadrons are older.

479th FTG T-6 squadron marks 75 years Story, photo by Capt. Devin Vitt Public Affairs Officer/ICSO, 479th FTG

As America’s youngest branch of the military approaches its 70th anniversary, many of the U.S. Air Force’s units are actually celebrating their 75th and 100th anniversaries with their respective foundings dating back to the world wars. One such unit celebrating its 75th anniversary

is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) in the 479th Flying Training Group (479th FTG). Today’s 455th Flying Training Squadron’s mission is to train undergraduate combat system officers (CSOs) in their primary phase of training using the T-6 Texan II. Seventy-five years ago they had a much different mission when the unit was activated as the 455th Bomb Squadron, Aug. 4, 1942 in Columbia, S.C. Soon after activation

the 455th moved to MacDill AFB where it joined the 323rd Bomb Group “White-Tailed Marauders.” Also at MacDill, the 455th’s air and maintenance crews became acquainted with their new aircraft, the B-26 Marauder, which sported names like Miss Emily, Dragon Wagon, Texas Terror and Swamp Chicken. Now fully trained on their new See USAF on page 2

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will honor its command ombudsmen with a no-host luncheon Sept. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club (450 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 250). Tickets will be available for purchase for $15. The command ombudsman is normally the spouse of an active-duty or selected reserve command member. The ombudsman supports the Navy’s mission by providing communications, outreach, resource referral and other important information to command families, especially during times of deployment.

Gold Star / Bells Across America Sept. 21 ... Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and the National Naval Aviation Museum will honor Gold Star family members in a ceremony which recognizes the service and sacrifice of all those who lost an active-duty parent, spouse or child, regardless of the branch of service or cause of death. Bells Across America for Fallen Services Members, a remembrance ceremony, will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21, in the atrium of the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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September 15, 2017


Dragon Masters deactivated after six decades of AMCM excellence By Jacqui Barker Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division

PANAMA CITY, Florida – After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Dragon Masters aviation unit was deactivated in a ceremony Sept. 8. The aviation unit mission was to fly test and evaluation missions for the only Navy lab located along the Gulf Coast. The unit was comprised of 28 military, 25 contractors and two MH60S aircraft flown not only for test and evaluation, but also search and rescue flights. The aircraft were returned to fleet use in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 10. “NSWC PCD will continue to support the Navy’s fleet mine countermeasure missions. Even

though we deactivated the Dragon Masters aviation unit and our military family moves on to take on other challenges, Panama City’s work in airborne MCM will continue.” said NSWC PCD Commanding Officer Capt. Aaron Peters. “We will continue to host the fleet each year in Panama City and we will continue to respond to the fleet’s airborne mine countermeasures call for support, we just won’t fly MH-60S helicopters anymore.” Of the 28 military and 25 contractors assigned to the Dragon Masters, at least five military billets will be retained as well as at least three contract positions. The military will phase out over a three year period between fiscal year 2018 and 2020. These personnel will be retained to maintain the flight line and keep it open for MH-53E squadrons to train at the

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expedient roof repairs and resumption of sanitation, water, electricity and communications services,” said NavFac Southeast Disaster Preparedness Officer Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Thrun. First time DAT member Evan Echlin, NavFac Southeast GIS analyst stated, “Deploying with this team is a great opportunity. It is important that we ensure the team has the right maps for an operation like this because quick damage assessment is important. Every time we do this, we can learn from the experience and make improvements.” Some of the standard products pro-

The last group of officers and enlisted assigned to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Dragon Masters Aviation Unit gather for the last time after the Dragon Masters were deactivated in a ceremony Sept. 8. Photo by Eddie Green

command annually as well as conduct Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) test flights using drones less than 55 lbs. Additionally, a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) detachment of up to 100 Sailors will use the aviation unit as they train on the next generation of LCAC presently being built at Textron, Inc., in Mobile, Ala.

duced by the GIS team include storm surge maps, flood maps and facilities index maps so the teams will be able to see where every building on the base and what type of facility it is so they can go facility to facility to determine if there is anything of concern after the storm. Ens. Derick Schmitz, PWD Jacksonville Construction Manager and Civil Engineer Corps officer stated, “After deploying with my first CERT team two weeks ago to Corpus Christi, I am ready to help some of the new members on our team going to Key West. I learned a lot from Hurricane Harvey that will help us in Key West.” Sending engineers out to help after

In 1954, NSWC PCD – then called the U.S. Mine Defense Laboratory – became known for conducting the first successful airborne mine countermeasure test flight in the waters of St. Andrew Bay using a sonar tow array called the Shadowgraph. By 1965, the command was a critical asset to mine counter-

natural disasters is not new to NavFac. “We provide continuous training to employees who are willing to volunteer to be on our CERTs so they are ready to go at a moment’s notice,” said Thrun. Typically, these teams deploy to assess hurricane or other storm damage to military installations such as was the case most recently, two weeks ago. The team deployed to Kingsville and Corpus Christi, Texas for Hurricane Harvey, in February 2017 to assist the United States Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., when tornadoes devastated the base and October 2016 when teams deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Seeking Military Victim Advocates From NASP 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 the Naval Air Station Pensacola SAPR team. DoD requires all VA’s to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated 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 within the last three years, the next step is to complete the required 40 hours SAPR initial VA class. The next 40 hours VA class will be held at the

NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct . 2 to 6. A VA registration packet, a completed and signed DD Form 2950 Page 10 and a personal interview with one of the NASP SARC’s are required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is Sept. 27. Once class is completed successfully, and the VA candidate receives the command and SARC’s endorsement, the VA then applies to receive their DSAACP certification. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more info, contact Lillie Johnson, Lillie.o.johnson @navy.mil, 452-5109, or Jennifer Walker, Jennifer.walker1 @navy.mil, 452-9017 or the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center 452-5990, ext. 0.

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in

measures in Vietnam and later in Korea. Since then, the command has experienced several technical achievements, to include supporting the successful completion of the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System and Airborne Mine Neutralization System through the Department of Defense acquisition milestone known as Initial Operational Test and Evaluation. In 2013, the Dragon Masters made headlines after utilizing their SAR capabilities and rescued a stranded mariner from the Gulf of Mexico, but that is not the first time the unit saved people from the Gulf. In February 2017, the Dragon Masters successfully flew a test flight that allowed aircrew members to insert a MK-18 unmanned underwater vehicle into the water to sweep for mines and be utilized as a mine countermeasure deterrent.

(AUTEC), located on Andros Island in the Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew impacted the facilities there. “We were fortunate here in Jacksonville after Hurricane Irma that our employees were able to deploy to help with Key West even though many of our employees in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are still without power,” said Thrun. “Safety is always first and it is important that our employees are able to tend to their family and their property immediately following any storm. For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ navfachq/.

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aircraft the 455th’s roughly 640 personnel deployed to Earls Colne, England in April 1943. From there, they flew many harrowing raids deep into Axis territory using their newly developed medium altitude bombing tactics. Their targets included marshalling yards, bridges and even top-secret V-1 rocket sites. The 455th also played major roles in several pivotal battles of World War II including the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, for which the squadron was awarded a Presidential Unit Cita-

tion. This lineage of excellence carries on to the 455th of today. The instructor pilots of the Nighthawks, as the squadron is known today, leverage their years of real world combat flying experience to train the next generation of CSOs in the fundamentals of aviation and working as a crew. The same hard lessons that were forged by the blood and courage of the pilots, navigators and bombardiers of the 455th in the skies of Europe 75 years ago go into the production of the “World’s Greatest Combat Systems Officers.”

Sept. 15

Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Jeff Harrison of PWD Pensacola is the winner of last week’s “NASP: History in Focus.” The photo was a carved statue at the base's lighthouse.

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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 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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The importance of sleep: you lose if you do not snooze By Douglas Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton

Whether trying for a quick snooze, occasional siesta or attempted slumber, Sailors and Marines are continually at risk for the actual health threat of insufficient sleep. “Sleep has been identified and prioritized as a leading Health and Wellness Department and disease prevention goal,” said Trish Skinner, Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) Health and Wellness Department health educator. “Sleep is an important element of health and wellbeing, just like nutrition and physical fitness. Adequate sleep is necessary to fight off infection, support the metabolism of sugar to prevent diabetes, perform well in school and work effectively and safely.” According to Fleet and Marine Corps Health Risk Assessment surveys and the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), personnel are reporting insufficient sleep at a steady increase from 31 percent in 2008 to 2009 to 37 percent in 2016. A related DoD survey shows that 40.9 percent get 7 to 8 hours of av-

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BM3 Marcus Stokes, a native of Chicago, Illinois, directs an MH60 Sea Hawk and is supported by BM2 Henry Jackson, a native of Houston, Texas, during flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Adequate sleep is essential to remain alert and able to perform such duties at sea. Research shows even young, healthy service members lose 25 percent of their ability to think clearly after only one day without adequate sleep. Photo by MC1 Benjamin Dobbs

erage sleep, with 43.5 percent getting five to six hours and 11.4 percent averaging under four hours. “There were 37 percent of military members and 29 percent of civilian staff who reported they do not get enough restful sleep to function well on the job and in their personal life,” Skinner said. “Our department is focusing on the needs and benefits of adequate sleep with awareness, educa-

tion and intervention techniques throughout August.” Sleep deprivation, lack of rest and minimal amount of forty-winks are impactful physically as well as mentally. Research shows even young, healthy service members lose 25 percent of their ability to think clearly after only one day without adequate sleep. “When we sleep our body goes through a very intricate process where it recovers and

rebuilds,” said HM2 Christopher Stevens, a NHB mental health sleep hygiene specialist. “Short and long-term memories are allocated and stored. It gives our physical body time to rest and rebuild broken down muscle and tissue.” The effects of poor sleep have been documented leading to mishaps involving aviation and motor vehicle accidents, work performance issues with higher error rate, quality of life concerns such as increased fatigue, decreased response time and lowered immune function and mental health consequences such as irritability. Yet people still take sleep for granted. “When we start to feel stressed, self-care is one of the first things we throw out the window,” Stephens said. “When we have an important test coming up, a deployment, when we are feeling stressed at work or we are having trouble with our personal lives, it’s very easy for us to find time to accommodate these stressors by neglecting things like physical fitness, nutrition and sleep. In the end, neglecting self-care only helps to decrease performance as we are not able to effectively manage

stressors at an optimum level.” Skinner attests that the prevailing consensus is that adults should strive for seven to eight hours of sleep every day for optimum performance. Studies have shown that those who do get that amount of sleep are able to learn and retain information better and outperform those not as rested on daily activities. Yet those in the military, especially in an operational status, know that at times being able to implement such simple tips can be easier said than done. “It’s no secret that military service often results in periods of decreased sleep,” Stephens said. “Service members need to use what opportunity they have to get good sleep. Taking time to focus on self-care increases our performance to the physical and mental demands of arduous tasks or deployment. You can think of it like trying to cut down a tree with a blunt saw. Trying it that way is difficult. Taking the time to sharpen the saw will make the cutting down the tree more effective. Our mind and body are like that saw. So take the time to sharpen your saw.”

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HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF: Navy mobilizes to provide humanitarian support USS Wasp, USS Kearsarge, USS Oak Hill support relief mission in Virgin Islands From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs


ORFOLK (NNS) – The amphibious assault ships USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) along with the Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) are supporting the lead federal agency in providing humanitarian relief efforts for Hurricane Irma. Wasp, the first Navy platform to arrive in the vicinity of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is providing medium and heavy lift helicopters to transport people and supplies. Wasp’s helicopters are conducting medical evacuations for intensive care patients from St. Thomas to St. Croix and conducting site assessments on the initial damage in St. Thomas. Wasp departed for Sasebo, Japan, Aug. 30, to assume duties as the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious force of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The

ship was conducting its transit and was redirected to assist with relief efforts. Kearsarge and Oak Hill departed Norfolk, Va. Aug. 31, to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. They were redirected to be in a position to support efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The combined aircraft on all three ships include three UH-1Y Marine Utility Helicopters, three CH53E Marine Heavy Lift Helicopters, five MV-22 Marine Tiltrotor aircraft and nine MH-60S Navy Medium Lift Helicopters.

Capt. Andrew Smith, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), helps a woman exit a helicopter Sept. 7 during the relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Photo by MC2 Nathan Wilkes

AWS2 John Malico and AIRR1 Erick Sotelo, both assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, help a mother and child Sept. 7 during the U.S. Navy relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma. The DoD is supporting FEMA, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. Photo by MC2 Nathan Wilkes

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Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) transport an evacuee Sept. 7 as part of first response efforts to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Photo by MC3 Levingston Lewis

to minimize suffering and protecting the lives and safety of those affected by Hurricane Irma. For more information about U.S. Fleet Forces

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Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) provide aid to evacuees Sept. 7 as part of first response efforts to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Photo by MC3 Levingston Lewis



September 15, 2017


IWTC Corry Station completes supervisor training From Center for Information Warfare Training

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station completed its first Course Supervisor Course, Aug. 29. Thirteen of the command’s 32 course supervisors attended the twoday class. The training is part of IWTC Corry Station’s initiative to strengthen its instructional delivery mission. “This is just one example of the command’s team approach in working toward training solutions that improve what we are tasked to accomplish,” said CTRCM Eddy Mejias, IWTC Corry Station’s senior enlisted leader. The course aims to provide the baseline knowledge required for course supervisors to efficiently manage their courses of instruction, maintain instructor records and proficiency and ensure course curriculum cur-

rency in accordance with Naval Education and Training Command, Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and IWTC Corry Station instructions. “The CIWT Learning Standards Office’s (LSO) advice has been beneficial in helping us focus our initial improvement efforts,” said Thomas Priest, one of the course developers. George Trice, IWTC Corry Station’s training director, said that the command’s leadership has engaged in a long-term, sustained, continual instructional process improvement approach. He went on to say that during the 2018 fiscal year, the command Instructors from Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station participate in will continue to develop its course su- the pilot for the command’s Course Supervisor Course. Photo by Willie Stephens pervisors and focus its efforts on im- and the students in the class was in- nel that prepares them to conduct incredible. The questions and answers formation warfare across the full proving course quality. “One of the more important things flowing during the course were en- spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for InI learned during this class was the vast lightening; questions I didn’t even formation Warfare Training organizaamount of resources that I will be know I had, were answered.” IWTC Corry Station, as part of tion, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid and using as a course supervisor,” said CTRC Nicholas Pujado. “Addition- CIWT, provides a continuum of train- www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt or folally, the experience of the instructors ing to Navy and joint service person- low CIWT on Facebook and Twitter.

NWU Type III wear rules and distribution plan announced From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced Thursday in NavAdmin 214/17 the wear rules and Fleet distribution plan for the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III along with a list of approved boots Sailors can wear with the uniform. Additionally, the Navy also announced that 350 Sailors assigned to afloat units and shore installations are taking part in a three-month boot wear test to identify a replacement for the current NWU boot that is issued to Sailors. The completion of the boot study is expected by the end of this year. The 24-month fleet fielding plan for the NWU Type III begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2019. However, the uniform is now available for purchase in Navy Exchange Uniform Centers at Newport, R.I.; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and at Navy installations in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. Below is the fleet distribution schedule for the NWU Type III:

• October 2017 – New accessions and Sailors assigned to commands at Recruit Training Command, Navy Officer Training Command and Navy Region Southwest • January 2018 – Navy Region Southeast • July 2018 – Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Naval District Washington Region • January 2019 – Navy Region Japan and Guam • March 2019 – Navy Region Northwest • June 2019 – NEXCOM uniform website and call center • July 2019 – Other service exchange stores (i.e., Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores) Manufacturing production rates could accelerate or delay uniform availability and would mean some adjustment to the implementation schedule. The NavAdmin also contains the list of NWU Type III sea bag requirements, optional items and wear rules that apply starting Oct. 1. Enlisted Sailors’ clothing replacement allowances will increase beginning Oct. 1 and continue to expand

in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. By law, commissioned officers are entitled to a one-time uniform stipend ($400) paid at the beginning of their careers. Last year, the Navy announced the transition to the NWU Type III from the NWU Type I as the Navy’s primary working uniform. Sailors can wear either the NWU Type I or NWU Type III until Sept. 30, 2019, at the discretion of the unit commander or commanding officer (CO). The NWU Type III becomes the Navy’s primary shore working uniform Oct. 1, 2019. The NWU Type III is intended for wear ashore, in port and in environments that do not require special clothing (e.g., at sea, forward deployed during combat operations, areas requiring flame resistant uniforms) and when authorized as the uniform of the day. The NWU Type III may also be worn at sea for special events at the discretion of the CO. For complete information on wear rules and rollout plan see NavAdmin 214/17 at www.npc. navy.mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp.



September 15, 2017


NASWF strong in the wake of Hurricane Irma Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office


urricane Irma came barreling at Florida as a Category 5 storm, having been identified as one of the strongest storms in history and a threat to Navy assets across the state. Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) prepared for Hurricane Irma’s arrival last week with the implementation of procedures that protect base personnel and their families along with the safeguarding of Navy facilities and aircraft. As the U.S. military ordered more than 5,000 personnel on a mandatory evacuation in South Florida, NASWF climbed slowly up the Conditions of Readiness (COR) from “COR FIVE” to “COR THREE” (modified) prior to predicted local impact. The NAS Whiting Field emergency management team worked to keep current information accessible for base leadership and the base population. Navy personnel and their families were encouraged to update emergency contact information on the Navy Family and AcSystem countability

(NFAAS). Personnel were also encouraged to have a travel and communication plan. Additionally information about emergency supply kits and water storage was distributed. Another important aspect of storm preparedness was ensuring important documents were gathered, protected, and accessible. “Hurricane Irma is a Naval Air Station Whiting Field personnel attend a weather brief Sept. 7 in the NASWF Emergency Operations major storm, with poten- Center to prepare for Hurricane Irma. tial catastrophic impact. It is important that everyone their families should be gency management to en- and commissary actively • What to do before, is ready for the storm with prepared to evacuate on sure a seamless line of monitored water, food, during and after an emeran emergency kit, a plan short notice if the need communication of base emergency supplies and gency and being ready,” Rudy arises.” • Understanding the population on and off the fuel. Mendiola, NAS Whiting The presence of a steps to make an emerpersonnel installation. NASWF Field emergency manager worked in conjunction With Irma’s trajectory major hurricane looming gency plan that includes said. “All personnel and with Santa Rosa emer- uncertain, Navy exchange of the coast of Florida what to do, where to go served as a reminder that and what to take with September is National you Cmdr. Eric Seib Preparedness Month • Building a kit to supretires ... Cmdr. sponsored by the Federal port basic needs for a Eric Seib, Naval Emergency Management minimum of three days Air Station Whiting Agency (FEMA). The and access tools Field (NASWF) Air awareness campaign en• Resources to help Operations comcourages Americans to personnel and their famimander, receives take steps to prepare for lies prepare for emera Meritorious emergencies in their gency situations Service Medal homes businesses, “Ensuring adequate from NASWF schools, and communi- preparation is key to helpCommanding Offities. This year’s theme is ing mitigate the stress of a cer Capt. Todd “Disasters Don’t Plan experiencing a potential Bahlau during his Ahead. You Can.” disaster scenario like a retirement cereFor more information major hurricane,” Mendimony onboard on emergency preparation ola said. “We were lucky NAS Whiting Field. visit www.ready.navy.mil. this time, but hurricane Photo by Jamie The Ready Navy site cov- season is not over. That’s Link ers: why being ready is vital.”

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Navy ball golf tournament Sept. 22 Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will be hosting a golf tournament at the A.C. Read Golf Club to raise money for the annual Navy Birthday Ball Sept. 22. Registration beigns at 10:30 a.m. and the event will be ongoing until 4 p.m. Complimentary snacks will be provided during registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Entry and participation is open to active-duty military, retired military, Department of Defense employess and civilians. Cost is $50 per person or $200 for a team. There will be food at the event and various prizes awarded after the event. To register, contact Lt. Cmdr. Christian Dumlao at (904) 505-1374 or PSC(SW/AW) TeeJay Smith at (904) 994-0529 or e-mail pcolanavyball2017@ gmail.com

Annual VA golf tournament dates The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association has announced dates for its annual golf tournament, to be held this year today, Sept. 15, show time at 8 a.m. and tee time at 9 a.m. The tournament will be held at Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove, Va. This annual tournament funds a scholarship awarded to VII Corps veterans of operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and to their immediate families. All money raised during the tournment goes to the scholarship fund. Refreshments will be provided during the tournament. The cost is $90 per player. For more information about the tournament and to register, go to golf.DesertStormVets.org or e-mail ciivorpsdsva @gmail.com.

Event to honor U.S. service in Japan

A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event connects past and present service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. Featured speakers at the event include the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Fla. and retired Rear Adm. James D. Kelly, former commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ). RSVPs are highly encouraged. For more information, e-mail info@jasnwfl.org or call 602-7049.

VFW post promises fun and relaxation Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit the post. There will be karaoke on Thursday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.

Annual retired military seminar returns Attention military retirees: Oct. 21 has been selected as the date for the 44th annual Gulf Coast Retired Military Seminar. The resource fair, which provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Mustin Beach Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. For more information, call 452-5618.

Flapjack fundraiser for Navy ball The Navy Ball Committee has invited all to join in a flapjack fundraiser event at the Applebee’s on Bayou Blvd. tomorrow, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast of three pancakes (all-youcan-eat), two slices of bacon and your choice of beverage, including coffee, soda, tea, orange juice or milk. To purchase tickets for the event, contact HM1 April Crawford at 505-7032 or e-mail april.d.crawford8.mil@mail.mil.

JAS hosting World War II event series The The Japan-America Society (JAS) of Northwest Florida will host their Memories and Heroics series Sept. 18 through 23 to commemorate Japanese-Americans during World War II. The events are: • “Memories from the Internment Camps:” stories shared by internees and their families Sept. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at the West Florida Public Library in downtown Pensacola, meeting room B. • “Only the Brave:” The story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated unit in Army history, Sept. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. • “Fred Korematsu In-Service Program:” Designed for teachers with free teaching packets about Korematsu, who fought against Executive Order 9066 and was awarded Presidential Medal of Honor for his civil rights work, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Spencer Bibbs Learning Center, Rm. 146. For more information about any of these events or to register to attend, visit www.jasnwfl.org.

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Volunteers wanted for beach cleanup Volunteers for the 32nd International Coastal Cleanup are encouraged to meet at Lake Frederic, Barrancas Beach, NATTC beaches, Ski Beach and Blue Angel Park Sept. 17. NAS Pensacola beaches have been adopted by the Pensacola Area CPO Association, NATTC CPO Association, NATTC Aviation Equipment Association, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association Information Warfare Training Center Corry Petty Officer’s Association, Port Ops, Public Works Department and Blue Angel Recreation Park. You can also contact these organizations to volunteer at their specific location. Bring sunscreen, hats, gloves and water. Families are encouraged to participate. To sign up, call 452-3131 ext. 3003/3008/3016.

NMCRS offers inter-free loans The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers a safe alternative to payday loans. The Quick Assist Loan (QAL) Program is an interest-free loan for up to $500, available to active-duty Navy and Marine service members. These need-based loans are repayable by allotment within 10 months. The loans are designed to help with emergency needs for basic living expenses. Any active-duty Sailor or Marine who has no outstanding loans from the society and is in good standing is eligible to receive a QAL. To apply for a QAL, bring your most recent Leave and Earning Statement (showing all pays and entitlements) and your active-duty ID card to the NASP NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd. For more information, call 452-2300 or go to www.nmcrs.org.

New hours for National Seashore Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced the change of operating hours for the William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou. The visitor center operating hours have changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as of Sept. 10. These changes will allow the park the maximize efficiency of the current staffing levels to provide our visitors with consistent, uniform and reliable services. Campers will be served by park staff at the visitor center and campground hosts will assist campers in the campground office. The campground office will be staffed by campground hosts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit us at www.nps. gov/guis, or follow Gulf Island NPS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.

Jazz out at Jazz Pensacola gumbo Celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt with Jazz Pensacola at their Jazz Gumbo Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Phineas Phogg’s. Cost of Jazz Gumbo is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, free for students with ID and military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event and admission is free. Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for door prize drawings. For membership and information, call 433-8382, or visit jazzpensacola.com.

KOC charity golf tournament The Saint Sylvester Knights of Columbus (KOC) are sponsoring a charity golf tournament Oct. 6 at the Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre. Format is four person scramble (handicapped). Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per player, $65 for active-duty military, police, firemen and EMTs. Registration includes golf, goodie bag, dinner, beverages, prizes and hole-in-one contest. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity and Interfaith Ministries. For more informaton, contact Mike Gaspard at 206-1484 or e-mail megaspard@bellsouth.net, or Mike Albaugh at 830-3753.

Local grocer offers online shopping Greer’s Market now offers an option to shop online and pick up items in store or have them delivered. Every aisle is available to shop online, including the deli, bakery, dairy and frozen products. There are no

additional fees for online shopping and pick up. For more information or to register for online shopping, visit www.greers.com/shop.

Annual international coastal cleanup Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced participation in the upcoming annual international coastal cleanup. The park is organizing volunteer crews to help clean park beaches tomorrow, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interested volunteers should meet at the Langdon Beach Pavilion in the Fort Pickens Area. Volunteers assisting with the coastal cleanup will be admitted to the Fort Pickens Area free of charge for the cleanup. International Coastal cleanup volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and hats. Volunteers should also bring a reusable water bottle; the park will have water coolers to refill water bottles.

Children bicycle race announced The Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting a children expo and bike race Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. The bike race is free for ages 12 and under. All participants will receive a medal and a chance to win a bike. Sign up for the race will be 10 a.m. and races will start at 10:15 a.m. Children must wear helmets, no exceptions. Distance for race will be one lap, approximately 3/4 mile, for ages 8 to 12 and a half lap for children ages 7 and under. Along with the bike race, there will be yoga, games, crafts and more. For more information, contact Bev Mayo at 4858586 or bevmayo@gmail.com.

Senior travelers group meet Sept. 19 The Pandhandle Senior Travelers will have a meeting Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. The brief meeting starts at 5 p.m. During the meeting the members hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. The Panhandle Senior Travelers, an all-volunteer, non-profit tour group for seniors 50 years and over, will meet at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. Behind Cokesbury United Methodist Church. There is a group meeting every third Tuesday of each month. Annual membership fee $10 per year. For more information, visit www.PSTravelers.org or contact Vivian Storey, at 324-0626.

Counseling available at vet center Active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members can get free counseling at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. The services offered include: • Individual, group and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat to garrison or civilian life • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders Active-duty service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members and any combat veteran. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.

L.I.N.K.S. celebrates 20th anniversary Calling on all past, present and future L.I.N.K.S. mentors: visit the Mustin Beach Club Sept. 26 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of L.I.N.K.S. There will be a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come reminisce about the program and receive a token of appreciation for your dedication to USMC families. To RSVP or for more information, contact Debbie Jenkins, MCFTB Director, at 452-9460 ext. 3009 NLT 9/22.

Fly fishing group welcome visitors Fly Fishers of NorthWest Florida (FNWF) hold several meetings each month. The business meeting is at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday; a fly tying session is at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday, and a fly tying and casting session is at 9 a.m. the third Saturday. Visitors are welcome at all meetings. No prior experience required. All meetings are at the clubhouse located in Mira Flores Park at 17th Avenue and East Belmont Street. In addition, FFNWF sponsors a local non-profit chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. The mission of the group is to help injured veterans develop fly tying and fly casting skills, learn fly rod building and fly fishing and to regain lost fine motor skills and mobility. For more information on FNWF, call Cliff Newton at 494-1968 or go to www.ffnwf.org. For more information on Project Healing Water Fly Fishing call Russ Shields at 983-9515 or go to phwffnwf.org.

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all officially begins next week with the autumnal equinox (Sept. 22) but the month is full of historical changes as well. • German troops invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe, Sept. 1, 1939. • U.S. Department of the Treasury established, Sept. 2, 1789. • Japan’s surrender in World War II first celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day, Sept. 2, 1945. • First Labor Day celebrated as a legal public holiday, Sept. 3, 1894. • Great Britain signed Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War in America, Sept. 3, 1783.

• First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1774. • Massachusetts Bay Colony established, Sept. 6, 1628. • California became the 31st state, Sept. 9, 1850. • Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. • Battle of Brandywine in Revolutionary War, Sept. 11, 1777. • Henry Hudson entered the river named for him, Sept. 12, 1609.

• Russians launched first rocket to the moon, Sept. 12, 1959. • Walter Reed, American surgeon, born Sept. 13, 1851. • John J. Pershing, American general, born Sept. 13, 1860. • Great Britain and its American Colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar, Sept. 14, 1752. • Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the attack on Fort McHenry, Sept. 13 through 14, 1814. • U.S. forces under

Autumn officially begins Sept. 22. With the autumnal equinox, days and nights are approximately of equal length. At this time, the sun rises due east and sets due west, a fact noted by commuters driving with the sun in their eyes.

Gen. Winfield Scott took control of Mexico City, Sept. 14, 1847. • Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history, Sept. 14, 1940. • The Soviet space

probe Luna 2 became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface, Sept. 14, 1959. • Pilgrims sailed from England in the Mayflower, Sept. 16, 1620.

Peak hurricane season reminders From www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city or county name and the word “alerts.” Preparing your home:Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe. • Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property. • Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors. • Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture and never try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet. • Consider building a FEMA safe room or

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• Constitution of the United States signed, Sept. 17, 1787. • George Washington laid cornerstone of the Capitol, Sept. 18, 1793. • Great hurricane swept the Atlantic Coast, Sept. 21, 1938. • Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale put to death as a spy by British, Sept. 22, 1776. • President Abraham Lincoln issued preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, Sept. 22, 1862. • John Paul Jones, commanding the USS Bonhomme Richard, defeated the British ship HMS Serapis in the Revolutionary War, Sept. 23, 1779. • Publick Occurrences, first American newspaper, appeared in Boston, Sept. 25, 1690. • William Faulkner, American novelist, born Sept. 25, 1897. • Samuel Adams, American patriot, born Sept. 27, 1722. • William the Conqueror landed in England, Sept. 28, 1066.

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NMOTC celebrates women’s history Story, photo by PO2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center


he diversity team at NAS Pensacola (NASP) Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) held a team trivia event to promote and celebrate women’s history at the command Aug. 25. The contest had teams of three Sailors each face off by answering questions about women of past and present. The team with the most correct answers moved on to the next round until only one group was left. Covering topics ranging from popular women authors to famous female historical figures. The game was intended to be an enjoyable way to get NMOTC Sailors engaged to learn about women’s history and reflect on the impact women have had on the military and society. “It was a fun way to look back at all of the contributions made by women over the years,” said HMCS Chi Patrick, NMOTC

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Headquarters senior enlisted leader and trivia participant. When all the points were totaled and all of the free popcorn and soft drinks provided by the diversity team were finished, the winning team emerged. “My favorite category was naming female music artists,” said HM3 Krystal Hardin, a trivia participant on the winning team. “I was surprised at my team’s working knowledge of female history.” NMOTC’s diversity team continues to find enjoyable ways to teach the command about a variety of topics throughout the year. “It’s always fun to bring

HMCS Chi Patrick, left, and HM1 Amanda Kelly anticipate answering a trivia question during a women’s history event at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC). The event was organized by NMOTC’s diversity team was intended to be an enjoyable way to get Sailors engaged to learn about women’s history, and reflect on the impact women have had on the military and society.

everyone together to learn more about each other while observing these important events,” said NC2 Timothy Puzan. NMOTC is part of the Navy

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The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next classes is scheduled for Sept. 21. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at FFSC. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Newcomer Spouse Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, Sept. 15. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn how to maximize self-esteem, which can improve productivity and well-being. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age. • Healing the Angry Brain: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19 to Oct. 24. Must attend all six sessions. Participants learn about brain functions and the related processes that make the brain functions and the related processes that make the brain such a powerful force in emotions such as anger. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • What Kind of Car Can I Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Find out tips on how to go about buying a vehicle so that you do not experience any buyer's remorse. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Sept. 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Vic-

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

tim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and

build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communications support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It’s a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class dates are tomorrow, Sept. 16; Oct. 14 and Dec. 2. Times are 8:30-a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel. Gainey@usmc.mil.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. • 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. Other volunteer opportunities are available.

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Morale,WelfareandRecreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com.

The Gulf Coast Exploreum will be hosting a Curious George exhibit that explores math, science and engineering. This is exhibit is on a tour of museums and science centers across the country. Photo from www.exploreum.com From the Gulf Coast Exploreum

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George comes to life on Sept. 23 at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineeringbased adventure. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the television series, which recently received its first Daytime Emmy Award-nomination for Outstanding Children’s

Animated Program. The exhibit’s content is based on educational standards developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum and an expert advisory panel to the PBS KIDS series, as well as national science and math standards for young children. Designed, developed and built by Minnesota Children’s Museum, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! is on a tour of museums and science centers across the country. The new exhibit includes: • Apartment Building: Operate wheels to move Curious George on pulleys from window to window. Climb the fire escape and climb inside to play with color, light and shadow • Sidewalk Produce Stand: Play customer or salesperson and explore shape, sorting, weighing and counting with fruit and vegetables • Construction Site: Climb into the construction trailer and design a building, then make use of a bounty of building materials and get to work constructing different structures while using machines

to move materials • City Park: Enjoy the urban green space: rest or give a hug to a full-size Curious George and take a picture. Our youngest visitors will enjoy our busywall activities • Mini Golf: Use pipes, ramps, funnels, turntables, bumpers and force to experiment with physics and engineering as you putt through three holes of mini golf • Space Rocket: Climb into the rocket Curious George took on his space adventure. Catch a glimpse of George in his space suit then take a picture from the control station and e-mail it home • Farm: Take a vacation to the country and visit the farm. Experience cause and effect and use wind power to move yard art like whirligigs, windmills, windsocks and wind chimes. Build your own whirligig or windsock and care for the farm animals For more information about this, other exhibits and other features of the Gulf Coast Exploreum, visit www.exploreum .com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a SATURDAY FRIDAY TUESDAY SUNDAY t c h “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R) 7 p.m.

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“The Dark Tower” (PG13) 5:30 p.m.

“The Emoji Movie” (PG) noon (3D)

“The Emoji Movie” (PG) noon (2D)

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG) 2 p.m. (3D); 1 p.m. (2D)

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG) 2 p.m. (2D)

“The Dark Tower” (PG13) 4 p.m.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R) 4 p.m.

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

“Annabelle: Creation” (R) 7 p.m. “The Dark Tower” (PG13) 5:30 p.m.

“The Glass Castle” (PG13) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” 6:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. “The Dark Tower” (PG13) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” 12:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY (R) “Logan Lucky” (PG13) “Logan Lucky” (PG13) 3 p.m., 8:30 p.m. “The Emoji Movie” (PG) 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. (2D) “Atomic Blonde” (R) “Annabelle: Creation” (R) “The Dark Tower” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “The Glass Castle” (PG13) 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. “Annabelle: Creation” (R) “Atomic Blonde” (R) “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. “Annabelle: Creation” (R) Nature” (PG) 5:10 p.m. Regularshows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 65:10 p.m. (2D) 11, free for 5 and younger “Atomic Blonde” (R) 3Dshows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” 7:30 p.m. for 5 and younger (R) NASPPortisdeCinemaisclosedonMonday. 7:10 p.m. “Logan Lucky” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

“Logan Lucky” (PG13) 6 p.m.

Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com


• Navy Children Home Providers Needed:MWR is looking for child development home (CDH) providers. This is an opportunity to earn income from home, add a • New golf lesvaluable skill that sons:The A.C. Read is transferable to Golf Club is offering any PCS and to golf lessons to “get support other golf ready” for the cool military families months. The five week by providing course takes just one quality care for hour per week to get a children. CDH full introduction to the provides free various aspects of the training, monthly game, until you are support and a fully ready to hit the lending library to links on your own. The help you suclast session begins toceed. For more morrow, Sept. 16. Cost information, call is $89 for active duty, 458-6588. retired and family and • Karate class:Shotokan $99 for civilian guests. Karate classes For more information, are $20 per call 452-2454. month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • SwimStrokeClinic:Join MWR Aquatics for the 34th annual swim stroke clinic Tuesday through Friday until Sept. 22. This clinic focuses on techniques for competitive strokes, starts and turns. The clinic takes place Tuesday through Friday at 6 p.m. and is open to all school age children of MWR patrons. Cost is $30 per child. Call the aquatics office for more info at 452-9429. • Hero/villainthemedbowling:Break out the capes and costumes for the Corry Bowling Center Heroes and Villains Cosmic Bowling night, Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prizes awarded for best costume. Cost is $10 and includes bowling and shoes. For more details call 452-3680. • Medicineballvolleyball:There will be a sandpit medicine ball volleyball game Sept. 19 noon and 5 p.m at Corry Wenzel Gym. Teams of three will compete for three round bouts lasting one minute each. This event is open to all authroized MWR patrons. For more information, call 452-6198. • Adventure race: The NASP Captain’s Cup Adventure Race will be held Sept. 30. Check in is at Blue Angel Park at 8:30 a.m. It is open to all active-duty and spouses, reservists, DoD employees and permanent contracted personnel. Registration deadline is Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. To register or for more information, contact your local command sports representative or call 452-4391 or 452-4392.

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

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Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.

“A” School for First Time Home Buyers. Stop by and join Our Team to learn all you need to know about buying a home. WHEN: TUES., SEPT 19th WHERE: PAISANOS 3910 W Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507 TIME: 4:30-6:00

Very nice queen linen set. Includes comforter, sheets and quilted mattress cover. $50. Call Chris 850-261-0700

WALK THE LINE 5-10K FOR VETERANS, FLORA-BAMA 12-2PM, 23 SEPTEMBER 2017. MILITARY FREE. Proceeds shrimp boil silent auction to Operation Reconnect. 850-637-1876 LOTS OF NEW AND USED ITEMS AT 1400 CARRICK AVE PENSACOLA SMALL APPLIANCES XMAS TREE INSIDE/ OUT SIDE DECORATIONS TVS TOYS BABY ITEMS 8AM-4PM SEPT 16-17 VIBE Women’s Ministry women age 18+ welcome. Connect with real women changing lives! Contact www.vibewomensministry.org or 291-5656 Crystal Waters

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Articles Articles for Sale for Sale White dining table w/ six chairs. Tile top with beach scene. Comes with buffet table that also has tile top and beach scene. $600 OBO. 850-454-9931 Solid cherry wood lawyer’s L-shaped desk. Barely used. $600 OBO. 850-454-9931 Fish hooks. Unused circle hooks of all sizes from trout to grouper, more than 100 hooks plus tackle box. $25 for all. 417-1694 Spear gun. JBL Model 450 Magnum. Like new condition. $175. Compare new at over 400. 497-1167 Bicycle. Man’s beach cruiser by Murray. 26 in. Some superficial rust, but a fun bike and very reliable. $15. 454-9486


Wrench/tool set. 75+ pieces. $35. Call Chris 850-466-2795 Wood Entertainment center. Fits large TV and has three cabinets. $250. Call Chris 850-4662795 Circular wood coffee table with cabinet inside. $150. Call Chris 850-466-2795 Delta scroll 850-944-5763



Dewalt air compressor $100. 850-944-5763 5 gallon gas cans $10 ea. 850-944-5763 Motorcycles Motorcycles 2005 Harley Davidson Roadking Classic. Sierra red. Rhinehart True dual exhaust, 44K miles. Excellent condition. Must go. $6000 OBO. 850-324-1420


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33’ Pearson sailboat for sale $12,000. New yanmar diesel, new bimini, sails in good condition, must sell. Call 251-5047182. Ask for John REAL ESTATE Real Estate 2 bd/2ba, 1100 sf, Cottage on 2.5 Acres with barn. Convenient 1.5 miles from NAS Pensacola back gate. Renovated 2014. Near Beaches and shopping. Peaceful area. Mandatory Credit and Background Check required. No pets. No HUD. No smokers. Max occupancy 2 people. $800 Month/$800 DD. Email to craigbuyscar.com Cordova area: 3 br/2 bath patio home for rent, 1562 sf, living room,fireplace, washer dryer hookup, 2 car garage, $1350 month. Call 850-291-8567. Beautiful brand new home for rent on Carrington Lakes Blvd in Cantonment. 3BR/2 BA single family home with all new appliances incl. fridge, washer and dryer. Great location for flight students and military family. $1,700 mo. (includes lawn main.) or $1,625 mo. without lawn maintenance. Call Doni (850) 607-3311. Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty.

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For sale by owner. Seaglades – 1210 Bartram Ln, Pensacola 32507. This is a very sought after, though rarely found, 4 bedroom 3 bath home close to back gate of NAS. This house is move in ready and many features have been already updated. Carpeting in all bedrooms 18 months ago. Latest trend vinyl plank flooring in major rooms 8 months old. New AC system only 4 months old. New granite top vanities in all 3 bathrooms. Granite kitchen counter tops and shaker style cabinet doors. Stainless steel kitchen appliances 18 months old. $219,000. Please call 850698-0146. No Realtors Please

Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http://www.vrbo. com/4016771ha For Sale

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1Br/1Ba condo on Bayou Chico, waterview balconies, boating, off Navy Blvd. $97,500. Dee Marie Fisher BHGRE Main Street Properties 850-380-5542

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Gosport - September 15, 2017  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola

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Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola