Reminder: No cell phone use or texting while driving onboard NAS Pensacola ... Cell phone use while driving on base has been and still is prohibited. So is texting. The only time it is acceptable to use a cell phone in your vehicle is when it is safely parked. All personnel are encouraged to avoid any activity that may be a distraction while driving. Don’t be “that driver.”
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NASP, Corry Station IW community honors 9/11 victims By MC3 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) hosted a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Corry Station, Sept. 9, in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Another 9/11 ceremony was held at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NASP on the same day. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin provided the opening remarks. Guest speakers included NASP XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, MAC Kathleen Ellison and MAC (select) Shon Ybarbo. Music by the Naval Air Technical Training Center Choir, honors performed by the NASP Honor Guard, a volley fire salute and a two-bell ceremony rounded out the day’s honors. The observances served as an opportunity to mourn those who lost their lives on 9/11 and reflect on the impact of the events of that day. At Corry, the 2016 chief petty officer (CPO) selectees assigned
to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola and Information Warfare Training Center (IWTC) Corry Station conducted the ceremony, and Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer, IWTC Corry Station, served as the guest speaker. The CPO selectees began the ceremony by hoisting the national ensign during morning colors. CTTC (select) Jeremy Wilson acted as master of ceremonies for the event and read the timeline of events from 9/11 as CTRC (select) Lance Burney rang the ceremonial bell. “It’s a huge deal for me to be here and be a part of this,” said Burney. “When 9/11 happened, I was in ‘C’ School for Morse code, and it just rocked me. Being here now as a chief select, it’s an honor for me to take part in this ceremony.” After the events of the day were recounted, CTNC (select) Angie Denisiuk read “My Tears Fell,” a poem dedicated to those lost on 9/11. Wilson then read the names of six Sailors from the See 9/11 on page 2
A two-bell ceremony was part of the annual 9/11 commemoration ceremony Sept. 9 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast Honor Guard members Greg Snyder, right, and Mike Gilliard conduct the bellringing portion of the event as NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, back left, and Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren stand at attention. “Where were you” tributes from service members, music by the Naval Air Technical Training Center Choir and a volley fire salute rounded out the day’s honors. Photo by Ens. David Jacobsen
Energy efficiency upgrades set for NAS Whiting Field By Earl Bittner NavFac Southeast Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast selected Gulf Power Company of Pensacola to receive a $9.8 million award Sept. 6 for a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) to bring energy upgrades to Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) in Milton. A UESC is a limited-source contract
between a federal agency and its serving utility for energy and water efficiency improvements and demand reduction services.
“This UESC project is a vital step forward for NAS Whiting Field’s longstanding goal of increasing our energy resiliency and is highly beneficial for the
NASP Gold Star program Sept. 22 From staff reports
NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), in cooperation with the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM), will conduct the Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the NNAM. The event is a national program that remembers and celebrates the lives of fallen service members. The ceremony is being conducted simultaneously across the nation and the names of our fallen heroes will be read aloud. For each name, a bell is struck one time. Filmmaker Jill Hubbs will be the guest speaker.
Hubbs recently produced the documentary “They Were Our Fathers,” in which she shares the experiences of those whose fathers died in Vietnam as well as her personal experience of losing her father. 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 wish. FFSC has invited all Gold Star Survivors to participate in the event. For further information, contact Kathy Sims at 4524277 or Kathy.sims@ navy.mil.
Navy, the hard working men and women of NAS Whiting Field, our community neighbors and our utility provider,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau remarked. “The tremendous efforts that the Navy and Gulf Power teams have put into this project are a testament to the rich partnership we have enjoyed over the years.” The UESC calls for the design and installation of interior and exterior lighting upgrades, water conservation measures,
energy management and control system (EMCS) integration and EMCS communications infrastructure upgrades. Additionally, the project will include transformer replacements to improve energy security and mechanical upgrades to modernize the heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems in many of the base facilities. All of the EMCS improvements were carefully analyzed See NavFac on page 2
Cleanup volunteers to hit the beaches at NASP From NASP Natural Resources
Volunteers will be participating in Project Beach from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Sept. 17, aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as part of the International Coastal Cleanup.
Last year, NASP’s cleanup operation was very successful with 165 volunteers collecting 2,100 pounds of debris from five miles of NASP beaches, according to Installation Environmental Program Director Mark W. Gibson. This year, crews will be working at Lake Frederic, Barrancas Beach and Blue Angel Recreation Park. NASP’s beaches have been
adopted by the Pensacola Area CPO Association, NATTC CPO Association, NATTC Aviation Equipment Association, Naval Hospital 2nd Class Association, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station (CIDUCS) Petty Officer’s Association, Port Ops and members of See Cleanup on page 2
Wounded vet boat event to feature NASP CO, base personnel From Julie Connerley, PYC
The fourth “Day on the Bay” honoring disabled and war-combat wounded American veterans kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept.17, with final registration at Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC), 1897 Cypress St. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and will feature NAS Pensacola Corry Station’s color guard and choir. NASP Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin will be the featured speaker. “ ‘Day on the See WAVE on page 2
Military personnel can volunteer for tomorrow’s WAVE event – a ride on private sail or power boats for wounded veterans.
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NCIS: We all play a role in security, vigilance From NCIS
“There is one evil I dread, and that is, their spies.” –GeorgeWashington AtthetimeGeorgeWashingtonmade thisstatement,theContinentalArmywas lockedinastrugglewiththemostpowerfulmilitaryoftheday.Inadditiontothe Redcoats, he faced an enemy within. Amongstthecitizenryofthe13Colonies wereBritishsympathizerswhoservedas theeyesandearsoftheroyalArmy,and soldiers,suchasBenedictArnold,who schemedtoturnoverthekeyfortressof WestPointtotheenemy.Wereitnotfor luck,andanobservantsentinel,Arnold mayhavesucceededandthestoryofthe AmericanRevolutionmighthavetakena differentturn. Just as vigilance against the insider threatwasrequiredatthefoundingofthe AmericanRepublic,soitistoday.Althoughwedon’thaveaforeignarmyencampedonourshores,ouradversaries (e.g.foreignintelligenceservices(FIS), terroristgroups,andtransnationalcriminalorganizations)trytocollectinformationonourplans,intentions,capabilities, anddevelopingtechnologies.Andwhy not?TheDepartmentofDefense(DoD) hassomeofthebrightestmindsandfields themostadvancedweaponssystemsseen onthefaceoftheearth.Ourcurrentadversarieshavemoretoolsattheirdisposal toachievetheirobjectives,suchascomputerintrusionsintoourunclassifiednetworks,butattheendoftheday,theystill needtoidentifyandrecruitindividualsin-
sidetheDoDwhohaveaccesstosensitiveorclassifiedinformationandfacilities. Onemightbetemptedtothinkthat onlypeoplewithhighprofilejobsorhigh levelsecurityclearanceswouldbetargetedforrecruitmentbyouradversaries, butthatisnotaccurate.Analysisbythe Defense Personnel Security Research Centerofcasesofindividualsbetween
1990 and 2007 who engaged in espionage,orattemptedtodoso,revealed37 percentdidnotholdsecurityclearances. WhattheydidhavewasaccesstoDoD facilities,and/orpeoplewithaccessto classified information. The offenders tendedmorelikelytobeciviliansthan military,naturalizedcitizensratherthan nativeborn,andtohaveforeignconnectionsofsometype.Mostshockingly,two thirdsofthosewhoengaged,orattempted toengageinespionage,werevolunteers, vicebeingrecruitedbyaforeignintelligenceentity(FIE). However,theinsiderthreatisnotlimitedtoindividualsprovidinginformation toFIEs.Itcanalsoencompassintentional leakingofclassifiedorsensitiveinformation, as exemplified by Bradley (now Chelsea)ManningandEdwardSnowden.Ifyouthinkaboutit,theleaksthey initiatedpotentiallycausedmoredamage
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informationwarfarecommunitywho losttheirliveswhenAmericanAirlines Flight77crashedintothePentagon. “Thisceremonymeansalottopeoplewhowerethereandsawwhathappened,”saidWilson.“I’mproudtobe part of this ceremony to honor that memory.” Thegatheringobservedamomentof silencebeforeEngdeliveredtheclosingremarks. “I’veoftenheardofSept.11,2001, beingdescribedassimilartoNov.22, 1963, the day that President (John F.) Kennedywasassassinated,forayounger generationinthateveryonewhowasalive atthetimeofeitherofthoseeventsdistinctlyremembersit,”saidEng.“For9/11, weeachhaveourownpersonalstoryin termsofwherewewereonthatday,who weknew– ashipmate,afriendorfamily member– whowasatoneofthosehorrificscenes,whomayhavediedorhelped intherecovery. “Iaskyoutoeachconsideranddiscussyourownstory,”Engcontinued.“I believeitisincumbentuponallofusto usethisdaytorenewourownstrength andresiliencynotjustasindividuals, butasdepartments,commands,acommunity,amilitaryandanation.” Center for Information Warfare Trainingdeliverstrainedinformation warfareprofessionalstotheNavyand joint services, enabling optimal performanceofinformationwarfareacross thefullspectrumofmilitaryoperations. FormorenewsfromCenterforInformationWarfareTrainingenterprise, visitwww. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, www. netc. navy. mil/centers/ ceninfodom/, www. facebook. com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.
forcompatibilitywithDepartment of the Navy cybersecurityand“Smart Grid”futuregoals. “Iamelatedtoseethis projectcometofruition,” said NASWhiting Field InstallationEnergyManagerJasonPoe.“Itbrings industry-leadingtechnologies to NAS Whiting Field and greatly assists theNavyinmeetingExecutiveOrder13693mandated targets for energy andwaterconservation.” Manyoftheelectrical savingsbuiltintothiscontractrelyoncuttingedge technology. The project willbringahostofHVAC advancestoNASWhiting Field,includingtheinstallation of variable frequency drives, hybrid water heaters, high efficiency heat pumps and variablevolumecondensingunits. “Carewastakenwhen planningtheprojecttoaccount for the high load andmissioncriticalfacili-
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ties,” said Poe. “Within oneofthehigh-loadfacilities,theprojectwillcreateanew‘virtual’chiller plant with a high efficiency chiller serving multiplebuildingsinorder toconsolidatemultipleexisting boilers and condensing units across severalfacilities.Thiswill provideamorerobustcapabilitytomissioncritical locationswhilealsoeliminatingredundantenergyconsumingdevices.” Poeaddedthattheproject is projected to save morethan17,000MBTU (million British thermal units)andapproximately 2.6 million gallons of water annually. That equatestoabout$495,000 annuallyincombinedenergyandwatersavings. Theprojectfallsunder theEnergyIndependence andSecurityActof2007, whichauthorizesagencies touseappropriations,privatefinancingoracombinationofbothtocomply with its requirements for UESC for evaluations/
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Bay’isauniquerecognitionforourveterans,andIamhonoredtobeincludedin thistribute,”saidMartin. WAVE(WoundedAmericanVeterans Event)organizers,NavyYachtClubPensacola(NYCP)andPYC,arehopingenlistedpersonnelwillvolunteertoassistin
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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.
toU.S.nationalsecuritythanmanyofthe spiesthroughoutthehistoryofourcountrysimplybecausewhenoneengagesin espionage,theinformationpassedpresumably only benefits the country to whichitisprovided.InthecaseofManningandSnowden,theclassifiedinformation spilled benefited all of our adversaries. Athirdexampleoftheinsiderthreatis workplaceviolence.Althoughworkplace violenceisnotanewphenomenon,severalofthemorerecentexamplesofmass casualty workplace violence incidents haveinvolvedDoDpersonnel.Whether theviolenceismotivatedbymentalillness,asintheWashingtonNavyYardincidentin2013,orterrorism,asin2009at Fort Hood, Texas, the outcome is the same,brokenlivesandbrokenfamilies. Some of the impacts of the insider threatareobvious,suchasthelossoflife afteraworkplaceviolenceincidentand thecompromiseofintelligencesources andmethodsornewtechnology/critical informationbysomeonecommittingespionage.However,othersmaynotbecomereadilyapparentuntillater,suchas whenmilitarypersonnelarekilledincombatbecausevulnerabilitiesofapieceof militaryequipmentortacticswereleaked. Oraforeigngovernmentdeclinestoshare sensitiveintelligenceoutofconcernthat theU.S.mightnotbeabletosafeguardit fromanunauthorizeddisclosure. Although there are dozens of reportableindicatorsforespionage,terrorism,andworkplaceviolence,theessence ofthemcanbeboileddowntothefol-
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projectimplementation. It also supports PresidentBarackObama’sDe2011 cember announcementofa$4billioninvestmentinenergy upgradestocombinedfederal and private sector buildings. When announced,theinvestments wereintendedtosavebillionsinenergycosts,promoteenergyindependence and, according to independent estimates, create tensofthousandsofjobsin the hard-hit construction sector.The$4billioninvestmentin2011included a$2billioncommitment, madethroughtheissuance ofaPresidentialmemorandum,toenergyupgradesof federal buildings using longtermenergysavings topayforup-frontcosts,at nocosttotaxpayers. Theprojectisexpected to be completed by November2017. For more news from NavalFacilitiesEngineering Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/navfachq/.
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lowingfewsentences.Inthecaseofterrorismorespionage,ifyouknoworsuspectsomeoneisinvolvedincommitting, conspiringtocommit,orsupportingacts ofespionage,sabotage,orterrorism,reportitimmediatelytoNCISortheFBI.If someoneyouworkwithhasangerand/or mental health issues and frequently makesthreatstowardothers,orhasanobsessionwithweaponsand/ordeath,you shouldreportitimmediatelytoasupervisor,asthiscouldbeasignofsomeone whomaycommitanactofworkplaceviolenceinthefuture.Ifyoubelievethe threattobeimminent,reportittolocal lawenforcement.Foracompletelistof reportable indicators, visit: www. ncis. navy.mil andclickontheheader“Counterintelligence.” Therearemanydifferentwaystoreportaconcernaboutapotentialinsider threattoNCIS.Thesimplestistostopby thelocalNCISNationalSecurityDivision (NSD) office (Bldg. 544, NASP CorryStation),callthelocalNCISNSD officeat452-6172,orcalltheNCIShotlineat1(800)543-NAVY(6289).Ifyou wishtoremainanonymous,youcando sobytexting“NCIS”plusyourtipinfo toCRIMES(274637),downloadthe“Tip Submit”AndroidandiPhoneApp(select NCISastheagency),orvisittheNCIS homepageatwww.ncis.navy.mil andclick ontheanonymoustipheader. Ifyourcommandisinterestedinreceivinganinpersoninsiderthreat/counterintelligenceawarenessbrief,contact theNCISNSDofficeattheabovenumber. Cleanup from page 1
theBlueAngelRecreationParkstaff. Every year in September, more than half-a-million people in 100 countriesremovemillionsofpounds oftrashfrombeachesandwaterways as part of the International Coastal CleanuporganizedbytheOceanConservancy. TheOceanConservancyhasbeen sponsoringtheannualcleanupfor31 yearsandithasgrownintoamajor worldwide event. In 2015, 800,000 volunteers picked up more than 18 millionpoundsoftrashalongcoastlinesaroundtheworld. NASPensacolahasparticipatedin theprojectformorethan20years.To signuptovolunteeratNASP,callthe Natural Resources Division at the Public Works Department at 4523131,ext.3016orext.3052.Youalso cancontactorganizationsdirectlyto volunteeratthatgroup’sspecificlocation. Bringsunscreen,hats,gloves,trash bagsandwater.Familiesareencouragedtoparticipate. Several other clean up events plannedatbeachesinEscambiaand SantaRosacounties.Formoreinformation on the Ocean Conservancy andtheInternationalCoastalCleanup, gotowww.oceanconservancy.org. WAVEhoursqualifytowardstheMilitary Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.Thoseinterestedinvolunteering should contact the NASP Community OutreachOfficeat452-2543ore-mail nasp_comm_outreach@Navy.mil.Eligible veterans can register at www.pensacolayachtclub.org and clicking on WaveEvent.
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Piped ashore but I still feel the rocking of the ship By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
t 7:55 a.m. Monday morning, the base loudspeakers blared the fiveminute warning, alerting us to the upcoming daily broadcast of the national anthem. I cracked an eyelid, squinting at the bright sun blasting persistently through our closed blinds. With a mop of tangled hair stuck to one side of my forehead, I heaved my torso reluctantly upward and let one foot fall to the floor. “Why am I so tired?” I thought. And then, it dawned on me, “Oh, yeah … Francis retired from the Navy over the weekend.” I made my way to the kitchen for fresh-brewed sustenance, noting the evidence of the weekend events along the way: my husband’s formal white uniform hanging from a knob on his dresser, relatives sleeping in children’s beds, children sleeping on the floor, flowers, cards and gifts. Opening the fridge in search of cream, I found it still packed with leftover food from all the parties over the
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last couple of days. I slumped at our kitchen table, inhaled the steam from my cup, and tried to remember it all. Relatives and friends arrived on Thursday, enough to occupy a 40-room block at the base hotel. On Friday, we buzzed like bees. Did Hayden shave? Is Lilly’s skirt too short? Did Grams take her insulin? Does Father Joe need a ride to the reception? Does Uncle Frank know where to park? Will the rain stop before the tent party? Where in the heck are my Spanx? Miraculously, everyone arrived to Spruance Hall on time. After speeches, awards, and a tear-jerking flag ceremony, Francis took the podium, drawing laughs when he said that his squarejawed boss, Adm. P. Gardner Howe, had to contemplate
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and you can read her blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. some of the most significant leadership and ethics issues facing the Navy, but was never able to solve the unanswerable riddle, “With such a chiseled physique, why didn’t Francis ever become a SEAL like me?”
At the end of his remarks, I thought I heard Francis’ voice crack as he said, “… and so, in just a few moments, as I figuratively load Lisa and the kids into the jolly boat and make way to the near shore, we will look back at this magnificent vessel that is the United States Navy, the finest in our world’s history, and forever hold our heads high with pride, honored and humbled by the fact that were allowed to be part of its crew for nearly three decades.” My damp eyes turned into a full-on ugly cry face, as the poetic words of “The Watch” were recited. “For 28 years, this Sailor has stood the watch … Today, we are here to say … ‘Shipmate, you stand relieved.’ We have the watch.” Before I could find a tissue, Father Joe gave the benediction, the orders were read, and, to the tune of the bosun’s whistle, Francis, the children and I were whisked over the red carpet flanked by saluting sideboys – a ritual symbolizing being “piped ashore” for the last time. Minutes later, we were caught in a whirlwind of guests, chatter, drinks and food that started at our recep-
tion, and continued on to a tent party for more than 150 out-of-town guests, where we danced like fools until the wee hours. Running on less than four hours of sleep, we threw an afternoon tailgate party at a local polo match on Saturday, and everyone came back to our house for pizza until after midnight. Somehow, by the grace of God and a sugar-free Red Bull, I made it to the 9 a.m. mass Father Joe organized for everyone in our yard on Sunday morning, where we gathered one last time. At the end of his homily, Father Joe asked our backyard congregation of lingering family and friends the question posed by poet Mary Oliver, “What is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?” As I sipped my coffee on Monday morning, I realized that we have no idea what is in store for us next. After 28 years in the Navy, it’s hard to contemplate civilian life. Like all things, it will take time. And meanwhile, we will find comfort in the “mal de débarquement” – the feeling that we are still on board the ship, swaying, rocking, sailing toward the endless horizon.
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Navy adjusts LCS class crewing, readiness and employment From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
AN DIEGO (NNS) – The Navy announced Sept. 8 it will implement several key changes to the projected 28-ship littoral combat ship (LCS) Flight 0/0+ class over the next five years that will simplify crewing, stabilize testing and increase overseas deployment presence availability. The projected 12 frigates will be the next increment of LCS and will use the same manning, training, maintenance and operating concepts as those that have been approved as part of the LCS review. The decision to make these changes resulted from a comprehensive review of LCS crewing, training, maintenance and operations commissioned in March. While a total of 40 ships have been approved for the program, the Navy Force Structure Assessment still projects the need for 52 small surface combatants that LCS and frigate address. Beginning this fall, the Navy will start to phase out the 3:2:1 crewing construct and transition to a Blue/Gold model similar to the one used in crewing ballistic missile submarines, patrol craft and minesweepers. The LCS crews will also merge, train and rotate with mission module detachment crews, organizing as four-ship divisions of a single warfare area – either surface warfare (SUW), mine warfare
(MCM) or anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Though organized this way, the LCS class will retain the technological benefits of modularity and the ability to swap mission packages quickly if needed. Aviation detachments will also deploy with the same LCS crew, but will remain assigned to their respective squadrons when in home port. To facilitate these changes across the class, the Navy will eventually homeport Independence-variant ships in San Diego and Freedom-variant ships in Mayport, Fla., 24 of the 28 LCS ships will form into six divisions with three divisions on each coast. Each division will have a single warfare focus and the crews and mission module detachments will be fused. Each division will consist of three Blue/Gold-crewed ships that deploy overseas and one singlecrewed training ship. Under this construct, each division’s training ship will remain available locally to certify crews preparing to deploy. Few homeport shifts
The high-speed Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives at Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 17, 2015. The ship, which is homeported in San Diego, Calif., conducted operations in the Gulf of Mexico for several months. File photo by Mike O’Connor
will be needed since only six LCS are currently commissioned while the rest are under contract, in construction or in a pre-commissioned unit status. The first four LCS ships (LCS 1-4) will become testing ships. Like the training ships, testing ships will be single-crewed and could be deployed as fleet assets if needed on a limited basis; however, their primary purpose will be to satisfy near and long term testing requirements for the entire LCS class without affecting ongoing deployment rotaThis approach tions. accommodates spiral development and rapid deployment of emerging weapons and delivery systems to the fleet without disrupting operational schedules.
Implementing these changes now and as more LCS ships are commissioned over the coming years will ultimately allow the Navy to deploy more ships, increasing overall forward presence. With the Blue/Gold model in place, three out of four ships will be available for deployment compared with one out of two under 3:2:1. The Blue/Gold model will also simplify ownership of maintenance responsibilities and enhance continuity as the same two crews rotate on a single ship. Single-crewed training ships will complement shorebased training facilities and ensure crews have enough time at sea before deployment. The findings and recommendations of the LCS review will allow the
LCS program to become more survivable, lethal and adaptable as the LCS become regular workhorses in the fleet. “As we implement these changes, we will continue to make iterative adjustments and improvements based on evolving fleet requirements and technological developments,” said Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces. “Implementing the approved recommendations from this review and continuing to examine other areas for improvement will better position the LCS program for success – both now and in the future.” For more news from Naval Surface Forces, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnsp/.
Leaders deliver Naval Aviation Enterprise update at 2016 Tailhook Convention From Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs
RENO, Nevada (NNS) – Navy aviation leaders spoke with active-duty commanding officers, executive officers and members of industry Sept. 8, delivering a “Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) Update” during the first night of the 2016 Tailhook Convention in Reno, Nev. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces/commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, commander, Naval Air Systems Command; and Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, director, Air Warfare provided the update. “Across the NAE, we are working hard to deliver current readiness and future readiness while we also work to recover readiness,” Shoemaker said, referring to the Naval Aviation Enterprise – a partnership of naval aviation stakeholders focused on sustaining required current readiness and advancing
future warfighting capabilities at best possible cost. Shoemaker, a co-lead of the NAE, explained some of the readiness challenges currently facing naval aviation. “The last 15 years of being in constant combat have taken a toll; right now, we are taking some risks in the maintenance phase so that those in work-ups and deployments have the resources – the airplanes and the parts – that they need,” Shoemaker said. “We’re working very hard across the enterprise to fix that from a readiness perspective.” Grosklags addressed the crowd of active-duty officers and industry members, reminding them that resolving readiness challenges is a team effort. “Our critical focus right now is on readiness,” Grosklags said. “What we’ve discovered is that readiness issues are across the spectrum. There is no single organization that owns all the aspects; they’re across the Naval Aviation Enterprise. Naval Aviation Enterprise
includes everybody in this room. We need everybody’s support.” Miller, who recently assumed his role as director, Air Warfare, shared his enthusiasm for where naval aviation is headed. “We are working on exciting stuff – delivering new capabilities to the fleet,” Miller said. “That’s all due to the teaming and the collective effort of those that are in this room right now.” Shoemaker shared a similar positive outlook for naval aviation. “The future is very bright because of the great work that Rear Adm. Michael Manazir (former director, Air Warfare and current deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems) and now Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller are doing to ensure that each of our type, model, series has a new platform that they’ll be moving into or are in already,” Shoemaker said. “Now we’ve got to work that across the weapons we deliver, the sensors that go with them and the networks that tie it all together, as we talk
about kill chains or kill webs– that’s the key.” The update concluded with the leaders fielding questions, and audience members asked a few questions about today’s junior officers (JOs) and preparedness for future fights. “Today’s JOs aren’t like we were ... they’re better,” Grosklags said. “We should feel very good about the future.” The Tailhook Convention is an annual event run by the Tailhook Association – an independent, fraternal, nonprofit organization supporting the aircraft carrier and other sea-based aviation. More information about the Tailhook Association can be found at its website http://tailhook.net/. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy/ or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy/. For more news from Naval Aviation Enterprise, visit http://www.navy.mil/ local/NAE/, http://www.nae.navy.mil/ or contact the NAE at email@example.com.
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Well-baby exams part of vital mission Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
ell-baby exams, which are just regular checkups, are an important way to ensure babies are growing and developing properly. These exams also provide an opportunity for parents to develop a relationship with their baby’s pediatrician or physician. Well-baby exams begin three to five days after birth and continue until the baby reaches the age of 24 months. In total, 11 exams should be conducted during this time at three to five days, two weeks, one month, two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 14 months, 18 months and 24 months. “Well-baby exams are preventative care,” said Lt. Chad Lomas, a pediatrician at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), “but they are also an opportunity to build a relationship between the physician and parents. Babies don’t come with an instructional manual, so I work with the parents to answer questions or address any concerns they may have during the exams.” Well-baby exams usually begin with measurements that will be plotted on a growth chart to determine a baby’s growth curve, which track’s a baby’s height and weight progression. Parents can expect a thorough exam during the appointments that will include the following: • Head: The physician will exam the shape of the baby’s head and the fontanels, which are soft spots that give the
baby’s brain room to grow. • Ears: The baby’s ears will be checked for fluid or infection and the physician will observe the baby’s response to various sounds. • Eyes: The physician will use a bright object or flashlight to track the baby’s eye movements. • Mouth: The baby’s mouth will be examined for signs of oral thrush, which is a common and easily treated yeast infection. The physician will also look for early signs of teething such as drooling or chewing. • Skin: Birthmarks and rashes may be identified during the exams. • Heart and lungs: The physician will listen to the baby’s heart and lungs to detect abnormal heart sounds or breathing complications. • Abdomen: An exam of the baby’s abdomen can show tenderness, enlarged organs or an umbilical hernia. • Hips and legs: The physician will check for dislocations or other problems by moving the baby’s legs. • Genitalia: The baby’s genitalia will be checked for tenderness, lumps or other signs of infections. • Neurological: The physician will check for appropriate muscle strength and tone.
Lt. Chad Lomas, a pediatrician at Naval Hospital Pensacola, examines the motor skills of Bruce Matchin’s daughter during a well-baby exam.
During some well-baby exams, parents may choose to have their baby receive the recommended immunizations such as chickenpox, hepatitis A and B, polio, measles and mumps. While vaccines are not required during well-baby exams, they are encouraged. “Parents do not have to have immunizations for their babies during well-baby exams, but they are strongly recommended,” said Evelyn Johnson, nurse consultant for Disease Management at NHP. “Immunizations are the single most important way parents can protect their children from serious diseases.” Eleven appointments may seem like a lot of visits, but a baby’s body and mind are
changing at a remarkable rate and frequent exams can reveal medical issues that may need attention. Identifying problems is always in the best interest of the baby and parents. “Well-baby exams help ensure optimal physical, emotional and mental growth of a child,” Lomas said. “They are also an opportunity for parents to ask any questions they may have to a physician.” At NHP, infants enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic will be given a Well-Baby Passport that indicates when well-baby exams should be done as well as an immunization chart to easily record information. To schedule an appointment at NHP, call 505-7171. Established in 1826, NHP’s
mission is to provide patent centered superior quality health care to those it is privileged to serve. The command is comprised of the main hospital and 10 branch health clinics across five states. Of its patient population (more than 150,000 active and retired Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, guardsmen, and their families), almost 58,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and a Medical Home Port Team. To find out more, go to http://www. med.navy.mil/sites/pcola/Pages/ default.aspx or download the command’s mobile app (keyword: Naval Hospital Pensacola). For more news from NHP, go to www.navy.mil/local/ nh_pensacola/.
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Photographer looks back on 9/11 By Karen Parrish DoD News, Defense Media Activity
ASHINGTON (NNS) – In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, one 30-year-old combat camera Sailor took a photograph that leapt out of news coverage to deliver a needed jolt of hope: A huge American flag draped down the side of the damaged Pentagon. That Sailor, Michael Pendergrass, is now 45 and retired from the Navy, but he recently revisited the Pentagon to discuss his experiences there with DoD News. The day of the terrorist attacks that struck the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and a field in Shanksville, Pa., Pendergrass was at a commandsponsored pancake breakfast with his combat camera unit in Norfolk, Va. “I was eating some pancakes with a couple buddies of mine when somebody mentioned that, ‘Hey, turn on the news, something happened in New York,’” Pendergrass said. “And we turned on the news and they were talking about a plane had struck the twin towers.” Those present gathered around the television to watch, and when the second plane hit, Pendergrass said, “I remember looking at my friend and saying, ‘That’s terrorism.’ I said, ‘That’s not an accident’.” A little over a half hour after the second strike on the World Trade Center, a third plane struck the Pentagon. Following the strikes, Pendergrass was part of a sevenperson team of photographers and videographers who headed to the Pentagon. “It was a little bit of chaos when we got there,” he said. Pendergrass said a key lesson in both the military and combat camera is to adapt to situations. “It’s ever-changing, so you know that the core thing you’re down there to do is to assist, in any way possible – to document what’s going on, because your images might help in either the investigation (or) it might help answer questions to the public of what just happened,” he said. “So I shot reactions of people, I shot people that were assisting on the ground, I shot damage.” When he got to the Pentagon, he said, “They were still trying to figure out what was going on, (the building) was still on fire.
We just documented what we saw that first day, came back with the imagery and made a game plan for the next day.” One day didn’t go according to plan. When President George W. Bush toured the Pentagon and delivered remarks, Pendergrass found himself at the wrong place. “I had heard what area his motorcade was supposed to come in on, and set myself up to be in position for when he came in,” Pendergrass said. “At the last minute I received word that his motorcade had changed and come in the opposite side of the compound, so I was in completely the wrong position.” Security locked down the compound once Bush arrived, Pendergrass said, so he couldn’t make his way to where the president was speaking. “He came in, he started speaking, and I’m standing there with my camera thinking, ‘They’re going to kill me’.” It was then he noticed some commotion at the top of the building, Pendergrass said. “So I picked up my camera and I shot a picture, and then I changed lenses and got in closer on it, and it was a flag. It was a huge flag,” he said. “It was going across the top and I kind of shot the progression, and then they came out to the front and then music played across the whole compound and they dropped down the flag and I shot as it was unfurling.” Pendergrass returned to work and brought his imagery in later that day. He said his boss, Christopher Madden, took one look at the final flag photo and told him, “Get a caption on that, right now.” The photo shows the flag just reaching its full length down the scorched side of the Pentagon. Lined up on the building’s roof, a group of firefighters and a sprinkling of people in uniforms stand above the flag, saluting. Days went by after the photo’s release, and it kept ap-
Military service members render honors as fire and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag over the side of the Pentagon during rescue and recovery efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The attack came at approximately 9:40 a.m. as a hijacked commercial airliner, originating from Washington D.C.’s Dulles airport, was flown into the southern side of the building facing Route 27. Photo by PH1 Michael W. Pendergrass
pearing in 9/11 coverage. Pendergrass said a naval historian told him he had “captured a moment of how a nation was feeling. That we were hurting, and we were looking for something to rally us, let us know there was hope. And that photo did it.” As he continued work at the Pentagon in the days and weeks after 9/11, Pendergrass said he felt that “the whole nation rallied together and was determined to bounce back from this, that this wasn’t going to beat us, and it unified us.” Meanwhile his flag photo kept showing up – and still shows up in some surprising places, he said. “I’ve seen it in a lot of different places,” Pendergrass said. “Every once in a while it will pop up in a new place ... I saw it
in the Pentagon, I saw it on websites ... Just a few months ago I saw it at the Marine Corps museum at Quantico. I was going through with my wife and it was right there at the end.” “I’m just proud to know that I left a little mark that will live longer than my time here,” he said. “I would hope that every photographer gets the chance to shoot a shot like that – not that situation, but to have taken and captured a moment that will go longer than their time.” Pendergrass said as a proud American, he is happy to have “done something that helped us heal from such a horrible situation. In all the pain and suffering that was going on in the nation, there was this shot that kind of helped us bounce back.” When he took the 9/11 photo
he was a petty officer first class, Pendergrass said, and he retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer in 2010. He now works for the Justice Department. “(The memorial is) an amazing tribute to the tragedy that happened here,” he said. “A lot of thought and respect went into designing it. It’s very, very different from what it looked like when I got here (on 9/11.)” Pendergrass said his experience at the Pentagon led him to do more forensic photography. “Not everybody can function in that (crisis environment) and it’s something that I’ve found that I could do,” he said. “And it’s necessary to have people like that, I think, to document and try to capture the scenes, to try to make sense of the madness.”
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Commissary announces case lot sale The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, plans to conduct a case lot sale. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Sept. 16, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17. For more information, call 452-6880.
Have fun and prepare for emergencies
Pensacola City Parks and Recreation is presenting several events including the 3rd annual Day of Play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, at Community Maritime Park, 301 West Main St. September is National Preparedness Month and activities will include displays of emergency vehicles. BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) will have a booth where people can try to build a “hurricane resilient” home. For more information, go to http://playpensacola. com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=564.
Free child car seat checks available
The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart will present a free child car seat safety check from 1 to 4 p.m. today, Sept. 16. Certified technicians will be on-hand to answer questions, check for recalls and ensure your child’s seat is correctly installed. The checks will take place in front of hospital at 5151 North Ninth Ave. Follow the signs towards valet parking, and pull up under the awning. The free service is available on a first-come, firstserved basis. For more information, contact Mechell Richardson at 416-6359.
Batman Day celebration planned
West Florida Public Libraries has scheduled a celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, in honor of DC Entertainment’s annual Batman Day. The main celebration will take place at the Pensacola Library, 239 North Spring St., and all library locations will have children’s activity packets and Batman-themed story time events. Children will be able to play games and look for the villains hidden around the library. DC Comics characters including Catwoman and Harley Quinn, are scheduled to appear, and a costume contest is scheduled for noon. For more information, call 436-5060 or go to MyWFPL.com.
Teens take the wheel at driving school Manheim Auto Auction, 6359 North W St., is offering the Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17. The class is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 to 21. The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at www.streetsurvival.org.
Piano concert series begins at PSC Steinway artist Richard Cionco will open the fourth season of the Sid and Jeannie Kamerman Piano Series at Pensacola State College at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. The title of the presentation is “The Romantic Spirit,” and Cionco will perform works by Bach-Siloti, Schumann, Chopin and Mompou, among others. Ticket prices are $11 for reserved admission; $9 for seniors 60 and older, children and non-PSC students; $7 for PSC staff/faculty/retirees and PSC Seniors Club members; and free for PSC students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum or at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at the door one hour before a performance. For reservations or more information, call 484-1847.
Jazz event features birthday celebration
At the Sept. 19 Jazz Gumbo event, Jazz Pensacola will present the Dharma Beats from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 East Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event celebrating the 80th birthday of long-time member Christine Pfeiffer. Donations will be accepted, and cups of gumbo will be $2 each. For more information, call 433-8382, or go to jazzpensacola.com.
Author to speak at open mic event
The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents an open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The event is free and open to the public. Award-winning local author Katherine Clark will be the guest speaker at the upcoming open mic event, which is scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.
Suicide prevention training offered A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops feature videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a suicidal person to a first aid intervention caregiver. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alabama ghost stories to be presented School spirits and college ghost stories will be explored in a free presentation at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Pensacola State College’s Hagler Auditorium, Bldg. 2, Room 252, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited and no tickets are required. English Professor Alan Brown from the University of West Alabama in Livingston will talk about how Alabama’s colleges and universities have generated a body of ghost lore. Brown’s presentation uses slides to focus on Alabama’s most haunted colleges and universities. Brown is the author of numerous books including “Ghost Hunters of the South,” “Haunted Places in the American South,” “Stories from the Haunted South” and “Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories.” For more information, contact Sheila Nichols, PSC director of marketing, at 484-1428.
Military transition to be discussed The Pensacola Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is scheduled to host a professional development lunch and discussion with U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Travis Collier, author of “Command Your Transition,” Sept. 24 at the Portabello Market, 2014 North 12th Ave. Collier’s discussion will focus on service members preparing to transition to the civilian sector. The NNOA is an organization composed of active-duty, reserve and retired officers, midshipmen and cadets and interested civilians. NNOA is comprised of members of all ranks and ethnic groups and supports the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse officer corps. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 23. To make reservations, call to Andrea Champagnie at email@example.com or Capt. Terry Hammond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparations underway for Navy Ball
The Pensacola Area Navy Birthday Ball is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Entertainment will include music by the Bay Kings. Cost is $15 for E-4 and below, $35 for E-5-6 and GS5 and below, $45 for E-7-03 and GS6-11 and $55 for O-4 and GS12 and above. Child care is available by reservation. It is free for E5 and below and $4 per hour for all others. To make childcare reservations, call NASP CDC at 452-2211 before Oct. 3. For more information on the ball, go to https://www.facebook.com/pensacolanavyball.
Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Registration deadline is Sept. 22. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information, call 452-2341, ext. 5, or email CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com.
CREDO marriage seminar announced
A marriage seminar is being offered Oct. 7 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. Lunch will be provided. Civilian attire is allowed.
Each person is responsible for getting permission from their command to attend. Seminar qualifies for reduced marriage license fee at the courthouse. Active-duty members and spouse or fiancee are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. The free seminar is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 3. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Corps Ball to be held Nov. 5
The joint Pensacola Marine Corps League and 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Reunion Ball will be presented Nov. 5 at New World Landing 600 South Palafox St. The event will celebrate the 214st Marine Corps birthday. Ronald Drez will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations and payment are due by Sept. 30. Reservations need to include number of guests, entrée selection, phone number and e-mail or mailing address. Checks should be made payable to Marine Corps League and mailed to 4235 Chezarae Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514. For more information, go to http://pensacolamcleague.com. You can also contact Margaret Rogers at (562) 964-8702 (e-mail, email@example.com) or Chief George Dodge at 473-0108.
Sailboat races scheduled for Sept. 24
The Navy Yacht Club will present two races in the Commodore’s Cup Race Series Sept. 24. The race series honors the yacht club’s 85-year history. Race registration and a celebration social will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bayou Grande Marina. Participants, spectators and anyone interested is invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Entry fee for the regatta is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-members. The skipper’s briefing will be at 10:30 a.m. and the race will start at noon. Post race festivities will take place at the Navy Yacht Club. Sept. 25 will be reserved as a make-up day if required. The Commodore’s Cup consists of four races on Pensacola Bay throughout the year. This year’s last Commodore’s Cup race will be Oct. 29. For registration and race information packages go to http://www.navypnsyc.org. Online race registration can be made via the Regatta Network at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12839. For more information, contact either John Matthews at 492-4802 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim Parsons at 384-4575 (email@example.com).
School to serve fried mullet Oct. 7
The annual Escambia Christian School fish fry is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the school’s gym, 3311 West Moreno St. The menu features fried mullet, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, iced tea, coffee and desserts. Take outs also will be available. Tickets are being sold in advance. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. There will be no sales at the door. For more information, call 433-8476.
Teams can sign up for Alzheimer’s walk
The kick-off party for the 10th annual Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter. The kick-off party is open to the public and anyone interested in forming a team. To make reservations to attend, call 438-9714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t attend the kick-off party, you can sign up for the Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s at www.choosecovenant.org. The Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at Seville Square. The three-mile walk will include a family-friendly party including food, drinks, music, children’s activities, vendors and team awards. All proceeds from the walk will benefit local Covenant Alzheimer’s Care programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. For more information, call 438-9714 go to www.choosecovenant.org.
Music festival to be held at state park
Falling Waters State Park and the Washington County Tourist Development Council will present Rock the Falls Music Festival and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Live music will be played by bands including The Owsley Brothers, Kingfish, 3 If I’m Lucky, Robbie Seller & Emily Stuckey, Paw Paws Medicine Cabinet and RTFO. Admission is $5 per vehicle. The park is located three miles south of Chipley off State Road 77. For more information, call (850) 638-6130 or go to www.floridastateparks.org/fallingwaters.
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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 Colonies American adopted the Gregorian
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.
calendar, Sept. 14, 1752. • Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the attack on Fort McHenry, Sept. 13-14, 1814. • U.S. forces under 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
Astronomy club: October skies, viewing events From Dr. Wayne Wooten and Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA)
On Sept. 30, Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA) will present its last sky interpretation session of this, the 40th year of working with the National Park Service at Battery Worth on Fort Pickens. Astronomers set up at sunset and use the dark skies of the new moon to see the best galaxies, nebulae and clusters of the autumn sky overhead. No charge for any EAAA event, but admission fees to the fort do apply. EAAA will present a final sidewalk gazing at the Pensacola Beach Gulfside Performance Pavilion Oct. 7-8. This will be the final gaze on the beach this year, and starts at 6 p.m. with the first quarter moon high overhead. Be sure to bring out your smartphones to get great shots of the moon through the scopes. EAAA will present a last public gaze of the 2016 season at Big Lagoon State Park Oct. 22. As with other public gazes, the group will set up at sunset, and clear skies permitting, will continue gazing well past 10 p.m. For October 2016, the moon is
new Oct. 1. Both the Muslim and Jewish calendars celebrate their new year Oct. 3; it is 1438 AH for the Muslims, and 5777 AM for the Jewish celebrants. The waxing crescent passes five degrees north of Venus on the same
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evening. On Oct. 6, the moon passes 10 degrees north of Antares, and four degrees north of Saturn in the southern sky. The waxing crescent moon passes seven degrees north of Mars on Oct. 8. The first quarter moon on Oct. 9 will be setting at midnight. The full moon, the Hunter’s Moon, rises at sunset Oct. 16. The waning gibbous moon will interfere with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower on the morning of
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2016; it will have a more extensive calendar, and list of best objects for the naked eyes, binoculars, and scopes on the back of the map. Also available as the next month begins is video exploring the October 2016 sky, available from the Hubble Space Telescope website at: http:// hubblesite.org/ explore_astronomy/ tonights_sky/. The Big Dipper falls lower each evening. By the end of October, it will be only the three stars in the handle of Dipper still visible in the northwestern twilight. By contrast, the Little Dipper, while much fainter, is always above the northern horizon here along the Gulf Coast. For more on EAAA events, join the group on Facebook with “Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association (EAAA)” to view photos, and event and club messages. You can also access several of the latest astrophoto galleries on Facebook at “Escambia Amateur Astronomers” under the “files” section for .pdf files. Also visit EAAA’s website, www.eaaa.net; contact sponsor Wayne Wooten at Pensacola State College at 484-1152, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 in the England Mayflower, Sept. 16, 1620. • 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 Bonhomme Richard, defeated the British ship 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.
Jokes & Groaners More bad science jokes ... How do you know the moon is broke? It’s down to its last quarter. Why can’t you trust atoms? Because they make up everything. A photon checked into a hotel. The bellhop asked him, “Can I help you with your luggage?” To which the photon replied, “I don’t have any. I’m traveling light.” When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds. Old chemistry teachers never die, they just fail to react. The optimist sees the glass as half full. The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The engineer sees the glass as twice as large as it needs to be ... Either you’re part of the solution, or you’re part of the precipitate. “I was going to tell a chemistry joke, but I was afraid of not getting a reaction.” “Why don’t we take all these bad science jokes and barium?”
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NETC force master chief visits NSF Dahlgren By Kimberly M. Lansdale Center for Surface Combat Systems
AHLGREN, Va. (NNS) – Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) FORCM(AW/SW/FMF) Mamudu Cole visited the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), co-located onboard Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, Aug. 22. Capt. Pete Galluch, ATRC commanding officer, welcomed Cole and discussed current training of AEGIS Fire Controlmen and the block
learning concept in support of Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) during an office call. FCC (select) Elizabeth Sharpe then provided Cole a
tour of the schoolhouse. He was able to see firsthand how ATRC trains Aegis FCs to operate, maintain, and employ the various systems associated with the AEGIS combat system onfound board the N a v y ’ s AEGIS cruisers and destroyers. “While observing the standard classrooms, hands-on labs, simulaas well as tions, computer-based and interactive courseware training, Force Master Chief Cole took various questions from students,” she said. “We also visited ATRC admin and the Sailor Resource Center.” After the tour, Cole held an ATRC E-6 and junior call, and
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then a CSCS and ATRC chief petty officers and selectees call. “I am continuously impressed with the training we are doing throughout our learning centers,” said “The Cole. team here is conducting 24 training hours a day, five days a week to meet the requirements of the fleet. It’s remarkable to see the accomplishments of our new Sailors as they learn new skills that will be utilized when they enter the fleet.” CSCS’ mission is to develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training to achieve surface warfare superiority. CSCS headquarters’ staff oversees 14 learning sites, includ-
ing ATRC, and provides nearly 70,000 hours of curriculum for 700 courses a year to more than 40,000 Sailors. CSCS delivers specialized training for officers and enlisted Sailors required to tactically operate, maintain, and employ shipboard and shore-based weapons, sensors, and command and control systems utilized in today’s Navy. For information about the Center for Surface Combat Systems, visit https:// www. netc. navy.mil/centers/cscs/ Visit CSCS on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Center-for-SurfaceCombat-Systems/ 1480366868885239?ref=hl. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook. com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from Center for Surface Combat Systems, visit www.navy.mil/local/cscs/.
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Fourth-graders can visit federal parks for free From National Park Service
fficials at Gulf Islands National Seashore are encouraging all fourth-graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth-grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year. To download a pass and get more information, go to www.Every KidinaPark.gov. Gulf Islands National Seashore has many things that should be of interest to fourth-graders, said Supt. Dan Brown. â€œThereâ€™s so much to discover at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and
weâ€™re excited to welcome fourthgraders and their families throughout the year,â€? he said. â€œWe hope that our young visitors learn and have fun in the great outdoors and develop a lifelong connection to our nationâ€™s land, water and wildlife.â€? The Every Kid in a Park pass â€“ which features a new design for this yearâ€™s students â€“ is will be valid for a full calendar year starting Sept. 1. The pass grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying
adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The newly expanded Every Kid in a Park website has links to educational activities, trip planning, field trip options, the downloadable pass, and additional information in both English and Spanish. After completing a fun educational activity, the child can download and print a pass. The paper pass can be traded for a more durable pass at participating federal sites nationwide. Every Kid in a Park is part of President Barack Obamaâ€™s commitment to
protect our nationâ€™s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them. The program, now entering its second year, is a call to action for children to experience Americaâ€™s spectacular outdoors, rich history and culture. The Every Kid in a Park program is an administration-wide effort between the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Army and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program continues each year with each new group of fourth graders. For more information about Gulf Islands National Seashore, go to www.nps.gov/guis.
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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.
The name “Lady Jessie” is painted on an A-4 Skyhawk on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Members of VA-164 will talk about the tradition of painting that name on one plane during each cruise tomorrow, Sept. 17, during a Discovery Saturday presentation. Photo by Janet Thomas
From Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday program will honor “Lady Jessie” and reunite the Ghost Riders of Attack Squadron 164 (VA-164) at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, in the Blue Angels Atrium. Members of the squadron will tell the story of challenging days of air combat, the loss of squadron members and the support of a special lady half a world away as they operated from aircraft carriers in the waters off Vietnam. In the midst of the unpopular war, Jessie Beck of Reno, Nev., provided unwavering support to a squadron of pilots tasked with flying dangerous combat missions over North Vietnam. Such was their appreciation for her that on each cruise, the Ghost Riders of VA164 painted the name “Lady Jessie” on the side of one of the squadron’s A-4 Skyhawks.
Jessie endure nearly a half century after she first touched the lives of these naval aviators is testament to what she meant to them.” Beck died in 1987, but members of her family are expected to be in attendance for the Discovery Saturday program, which is part of a squadron reunion for the members of VA164 and taking place in the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” where they all began their Navy flying careers. “Discovery Saturday” events are free and open to the public. However, the foundation is enJessie Beck stands with Cmdr. couraging anyone interested in Don Snyder of VA-164 in July attending this event to RSVP by 453-2389. But an RSVP is 1971. U.S. Navy photo not required for attendance. The National Naval Aviation “The military hardware we display in this museum is awe- Museum features free admisinspiring, but it is stories like sion and a full slate of events this one behind the airplanes throughout the year. For a comthat truly bring naval aviation plete list of events, exhibits and history to life,” said retired U.S. attractions at the museum, go Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, to NavalAviationMuseum.org director of the naval museum. or call the foundation office at “That the memories of Lady 453-2389.
At the movies
• Day for Kids: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 17, at the Youth Sports Complex at NASP Corry Station. Presented by Children and Youth Programs, activities will include carnival booths, bounce houses sno-cones, popcorn and knockerball. Admission is free. Open to all authorized MWR patrons. For more information, 452-2417. • Aquatics hours: Mustin Beach pool will be open normal hours on weekends until Sept. 25. NASP Corry Station Fun run: Put on pools will be open your running shoes normal hours on for the fifth annual weekends through Breast Cancer Sept. 23. BarranAwareness 5K cas Beach will be Fun Run, 8 a.m. open normal hours Oct. 14 at Radford FitFriday through ness Center. The run is Sunday through open to all ages. CosSept. 25. For more tumes are encouraged. information, call Registration is free at 452-9429. the Radford Fitness • Captain’s Cup Center. For more inforSports: The pro- mation call 452-9845. gram offers comsports petitive opportunities. Each registered command competes to accumulate points. For more information, call 452-4391. • Saints tickets: Community Recreation Tickets and Travel office has tickets on sale. No transportation will be provided. Games are in New Orleans at the Superdome. A regular season game, Saints vs. Falcons, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 452-6354. • Before-school and after-school care: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. Open to authorized dependents from kindergarten to age 12. Pre-register online at www.militarychildcare.com. For more information, 452-2417. • FootGolf: Try a new sport at A.C. Read Golf Course. Cost is $9 for military and guests, $10 for DoD and guests and $5 or age 17 and younger. For more information, call 452-2454. • Recreation requests: Community Recreation has a new process for submitting requests for command recreational functions. Go to the Command Recreational Functions page online (www.navymwrpensacola.com/programs/8bf1d72a-3053-4dd0a87d-426c8e98fbc4). Click on the Community Recreations tab and download a form to fill out. For more information, call 452-3806. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146 or 457-1421 or 457-1421 (e-mail email@example.com).
“Ben-Hur,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “War Dogs,” R, 8 p.m.; “Kubo and the Two Strings” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.
“Pete’s Dragon” (2D), PG, noon; “Kubo and the Two Strings” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Anthropoid,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Ben-Hur,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “War Dogs,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sausage Party,” R, 8 p.m.
“Kubo and the Two Strings” (2D), PG, noon; “Pete’s Dragon” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Suicide Squad” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “War Dogs,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Ben-Hur,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Bad Moms,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sausage Party,” R, 8 p.m.
“Pete’s Dragon” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Anthropoid,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Ben-Hur,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Sausage Party,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Kubo and the Two Strings” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ben-Hur,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Suicide Squad” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Jason Bourne,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Pete’s Dragon” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Bad Moms,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Nerve,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “War Dogs,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Kubo and the Two Strings” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; Suicide Squad” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “War Dogs,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Sausage Party,” R, 7:30 p.m.
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.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
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Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room. • 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 information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Rosh Hashanah starts evening of Oct. 2 and ends at sundown Oct. 4. Yom Kippur (fast day) starts evening of Oct. 11 and ends at sundown Oct. 12. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Gold Star event: Gold Star family members will be honored at a Bells Across America ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information, contact Kathy Sims at 452-4277 or Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org. • Spouse2Spouse: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the NASP USO Center. Series of social events for military spouses will features rotating topics. The kick-off will include a breakfast brainstorming session followed by speed friending. For more information, or to make reservations, call, 452-5990. • Time Management: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Learn to use your time more effectively. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Federal Employment for Military Spouses: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Learn
about the methods, practices and processes used to hire military spouses into the federal system. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Job fair: The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. The event is for active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. No registration required. For information, e-mail Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at NASP_Tamp@navy.mil. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families which have household goods to move. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-
teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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Whirlpool 25 cu.ft 4 door stainless steel refrig. Eames Lounge 1 year old. 1150 Chair and Otto- $$ warranty 850man. In excellent 455-8384. condition, bought new and hard- Large appliances ly used. Ivory for sale, Perdido leather and San- area, excellent tos Palisander condition. Dishwood. $3,700 washer $100, OBO. Text/Call Glasstop oven 8 5 0 - 5 1 6 - 4 0 7 6 $300, and sidefor photos. by-side fridge $400. Call Kevin Large Vietnam or Tracey for era framed prints: more details. Enterprise on 850-497-0447. Yankee Stadium 34”x44” Auto Autos USS DeHaven escorting USS 2007 silver Coral Sea @ Honda Accord Tonkin Gulf VP 58,000 miles 39”x31” artist $7,500. Call/text R.G. Smith 850-696-9271. Photos: http:// Motorcycles p e n s a c o l a . Motorcycles c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / art/5542437987. Harley Davidson htm. 850-292- Sportster 1100. 1035 New Dunlop tires. Chrome oil 2 Cemetery tank, battery box, lots, Rose Lawn ignition cover. Cemetery, Gulf Battery/regulaBreeze. Under tor replaced last large oak tree, year. Oil/filter farthest from changed last street, easy ac- month. $3,000 cess, $1250ea. OBO. 850-292(below market 9734. value), nicely maintained cem- Misc Misc etery. 850-2921035. 2013 KZ27 Toyhauler. Like new. King size Sleigh Electric awning, bed, w/mattress outside shower, set. $750. Call 12’ garage/cargo Chris 850-261- space, gas/elec0700. tric 10-gallon waterheater. Sleeps Wing back chair, 10. $14,500 Neg. blue leather, mint Call/text Rick condition, $190. @850-377-9069. Food processor, never used $14. 2007 19’ BayCall Chris 850- liner 192/Cuddy 261-0700. Cabin w/Trailer, 99 hrs. $17,500 Lapis necklace 850-994-1931. w/gold beads. Info/photos on Very pretty. $90 Craigslist. Call Chris 850261-0700
RealESTATE Estate REAL Waterfront nice cottage for rent. 5 mins NAS. Private, one-person. No pets. $750/ mo. utilities included. Won’t last. Call 850332-8618. Attention students:
Fully-furnished 1bdrm condo. Perdido Key. Short/long-term rent. Available now. $1075/ month. Property has bar/grill, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center. 15 minutes NAS. Call/ text 850-4972464 for more details.
Quality furnished short term homes and rooms in prime downtown areas. $55 per night. emerald- For Sale For Sale quarters.com. Call 970-420- Horse farm w/ 8216. lighted riding arena 4.9 acres. House for Rent: Renovated. 2/2 2/1 clean house, mobile home. new AC, front/ Elberta, AL. 850backyard, fenced, 455-5031. Info/ private, safe, pics. $167,000. $825/month, milTo itary discount/ advertise deposit. 850-281in the 2976. 3275 FairGOSPORT mont St.
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Gulf Breeze home, 2213 Reservation Rd. 4BR/2BA, Brick, nice neighborhood. Tile, Hardwood, Granite, SS Appliances, 10ft. Ceilings w/crown molding, fenced yard, much more. Gail @380-1193. 3/2 Newly Remodeled. Perfect location between NAS Pensacola nad Naval Hospital. Close to Downtown and all beaches. Large yard in great neighborhood. Must see! 850-324-8502. Gulf Breeze, charming cedarsided home. 3BR/2BA, large kitchen, LR, MBR, den, storage spaces, backyard. Whisper Bay subdivision. $195,000, below market value. 850-2921035. More info/ photos: http:// pensacola. c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / reo/5675722425. html
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September 16, 2016
Cordially Invites You To
Experience the power, excitement, and beauty of your favorite opera and musical theatre pieces performed by nationallyacclaimed opera singers table side.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:00pm - 10:30pm Skopelos at New World $150 per person
www.pensacolaopera.com (850) 433-6737