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Old Corry Field Road bridge replacement scheduled to start in mid-October ... Escambia

County will begin a replacement project of the bridge on Old Corry Field Road starting in mid-October. The project is expected to take approximately one year and will close the road at the project site. The bridge was damaged during flooding in 2014 and was replaced with a temporary bridge. The new bridge will be permanent replacement. There will be impacts to local traffic, so plan accordingly.

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Vol. 82, No. 38

September 21, 2018


Pensacola-area CPOs pinned By Ens. Scott Reagh NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

Nearly sixty Pensacola-area Sailors were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a pinning ceremony Sept. 14 in the Charles A. Taylor Hangar onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The 54 newest Pensacola-area CPOs, from commands located onboard NASP, received their anchors during the traditional ceremony attended by several hundred service members, civilian employees, family and friends. “These Sailors have been tested, tried and accepted into the world’s largest maritime fraternity,” CMDCM Mario Rivers, the NAS Pensacola command master chief said. “Welcoming these chiefs into the Mess is something we know not only increases the capabilities of the Navy they have chosen to serve, but carries on the CPO tradi-

tion to the next generation of deckplate leadership.” The ceremony concluded a six-week Navywide training program for first class petty officers selected for advancement to CPO, known as CPO Initiation, which began Aug. 7 when board-eligible first class petty officers were notified of their selection for advancement. The training program, a process designed to foster teamwork and resilience and hone leadership skills, is implemented throughout the Navy, locally supervised under the guidance of the Pensacola-area Chiefs’ Mess. During the initiation process, Pensacola-area CPOs guided and mentored the 54 selectees, focusing on aspects of teamwork, facing adversity and leadership through a series of community relations events, classroom instruction and one-onone mentoring sessions. See CPOs on page 2

Chief petty officer (CPO) pinning ceremonies were held Sept. 14 onboard NAS Pensacola at the Charles A. Taylor Hangar and the National Naval Aviation Museum. (Top, above left) 54 Pensacola-area CPOs stand in formation after entering in song. Photos by Mike O’Connor (Above right) Thirty-two Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station don their CPO anchors during a pinning ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more, see A2. Photo by Glenn Sircy

NAS Pensacola CO signs Suicide Prevention Proclamation By Ens. Scott Reagh NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin signed a proclamation in support of the Navywide “Act, Care and Treat” (ACT) suicide training program onboard NASP Sept. 13. The Suicide Prevention Proclamation (SPP) is part of a Navywide initiative designed to highlight the importance of taking action and rec-

ognizing the impact of stressors in service members’ daily lives as well as developing protective measures against stressors and suicide. “Each and every NAS Pensacola Sailor and their family members are critical in achieving mission readiness in northwest Florida,” he said. “Losing a single Sailor to something which can be prevented is a tragic occurrence, and we’re dedicated to ensuring Sailors and their families are aware of the support See Proclamation on page 2

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

NAS Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m., Sept. 27 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NASP. The guest speaker will be Command Chaplain Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon. During this event, FFSC will honor Gold Star Family members by memorializing and celebrating the lives of their fallen service members. The Navy Gold Star Program serves the families of all who died on active duty, regardless of branch of service or cause of death. The program serves survivors by providing support, information and services as long as they desire. Both Gold Star Family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to participate in this event. To have someone recognized as a Gold Star Survivor by having the service member’s photo displayed and name read at the ceremony call Kathy Sims (Kathy. sims@navy.mil) at 452-4277 or Janet Thomas (janet.thomas@navy.mil) at 4525990. Provide name, rank and date of death of the decedent, a photograph if available and the Gold Star family relationship.

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NAS Pensaocla (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (center) signs the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Suicide Prevention Proclamation Sept. 13 with NASP XO Cmdr. Michael Harbison (left), NASP Suicide Prevention Coordinator LNC Erica Queely (right), NASP Fleet and Family Support Center Director Kathleen Doherty (standing, right) and NASP Chaplain Lt. Christopher Terrell in attendance. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Navy Ball .... The 243rd U.S. Navy Birthday Ball will be held Oct. 13 in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. “Forged By The Sea” is the theme for 2018’s gala. 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner. Attire is dinner dress whites (military) and black tie equivalent (civilians). Hosted by Training Air Wing Six Command. For more go to https:// www.facebook.com/pensacolanavyball. For tickets, go to https://www.accelevents. com/events/PensacolaNavyBall. NASP Safety Dept. “Safety snippets” – Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 23 through 29. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times death and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car sears, boosters and seat belts.

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September 21, 2018


NASP Corry Station’s, NHP’s newest CPOs don anchors Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

Thirty-two Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, donned their chief petty officer (CPO) anchors during a pinning ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola Sept. 14. The ceremony concluded a rigorous six-week CPO initiation season that began when the new CPOs were notified Aug. 7. Throughout the six-week period, they were required to participate in approximately 130 training, teambuilding and community relation events. Families, friends and shipmates joined the selectees as they officially donned their coveted gold CPO fouled anchors, and earned the title of Navy chief petty officer. For CIWT’s Command Master Chief CMDCM Mike Bates, this CPO initiation season was especially noteworthy since it marked his 13th and final season of mentoring and molding Sailors into CPOs. Bates is approaching retirement from active duty in November, culminating 24-years of a very successful career and faithful service to this nation. “The future of our Chiefs Mess is in great hands,” Bates shared. “Our local-area chiefs dedicated countless hours developing and mentoring this year’s chief selects into our next generation of chief petty officers. I am proud of their accomplishments, and I have no doubt they are ready to don the

uniform and execute the duties and responsibilities of ‘The Chief.’ ” In the Navy, CPOs are the deckplate leaders that get things done. The Navy took a major step 125 years ago and created the rank of CPO to provide enlisted leadership and bridge the gap between officers and enlisted. The process of becoming a CPO is no easy task, and as the Navy grows and evolves to protect America’s interests in a fast-paced, more complex and increasingly competitive environment, more is required of CPOs to continuously drive excellence in leading our Navy team forward. “This selection is not a reward for what you’ve done throughout your extraordinary career,” Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russ Smith wrote in his “charge letter” to this year’s new CPOs. “With your every act as a junior Sailor, you prepared yourself for this moment, and we are now calling on that talent and demanding – through your acceptance of this advancement – more from you. You will be expected to work longer hours, solve far more difficult problems and challenges, do more to empower your junior Sailors, and provide better and more seasoned advice to your officers. You must now work within the network of Chief Petty Officers, without desire for personal accolades, but rather a singular focus on building winning teams. In doing so, you will help the Mess do more together than we would otherwise be capable of based on the sum of our individual chiefs alone.” During initiation season, the local-area chiefs focused on and taught the meaning of

Thirty-two Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, don their chief petty officer (CPO) anchors during a pinning ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. The ceremony concluded a rigorous six-week CPO initiation season that began when the new CPOs were notified Aug. 7. Throughout the six-week period, they were required to participate in approximately 130 training, teambuilding and community relation events.

the Chief Petty Officer Creed, which is considered the cornerstone document of the Navy’s CPO Mess. The CPO Creed outlines the ideals, values and expectations of every CPO. One section of the CPO Creed states, “It was our intent to impress upon you that challenge is good; a great and necessary reality which cannot mar you – which, in fact, strengthens you. In your future as a Chief Petty Officer, you will be forced to endure adversity far beyond that imposed upon you today. You must face each challenge and adversity with the same dignity and good grace you demonstrated today. By experience, by performance, and by testing, you have been this day advanced to Chief Petty Officer.”

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Rivers said that each of these events is carefully designed to ensure chief petty officer selectees are mentally and emotionally capable of accepting the new responsibilities their current rank. “The institution of the chief petty officer is like no other,” he said. “For 125 years, the United States Navy has relied on the chief to ensure the conduit between the deckplate and the wardroom remains unbroken. These newest chiefs are the next step in the evolution of our great Navy, and I don’t doubt they’ll hit the ground running.” NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands.

avenues available to them.” The proclamation, something each facility in Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) is signing, emphasizes the Navy’s ACT initiative and the “1 Small ACT” message. Both are generated by the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Navy Suicide Prevention Program, and are designed to raise awareness of suicide, its warning signs and encourage people to directly engage with those at risk. “It is a tough, uphill battle,” Lt. Christopher Terrell, a NAS Pensacola chaplain said. “Discussing suicide openly is still a largely taboo subject in our society. Asking someone directly if they are thinking about attempting suicide is not a dangerous or unhelpful course of action. In fact, directly engaging and questioning a Sailor or individual who is struggling is often extraordinarily helpful.” Terrell added that NAS Pensacola employs both the SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) programs – both developed by Living Works, a U.S.-based organization dedicated to providing suicide prevention training, and adopted by the Navy. SafeTALK is a four-hour workshop offered monthly and is designed to help Sailors rec-

Vol. 82, No. 38

September 21, 2018

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

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

ITCS Curtis Buzard, chairman of this year’s CPO initiation committee, was very impressed with the results of initiation season. “Over the past six weeks, our Chiefs’ Mess worked together to forge 32 first class petty officers into tested and tried chief petty officers,” Buzard said. “They understand it is only going to get harder from here. I am extremely fortunate to have been surrounded by such a professional team of chiefs that made this 125th banner year of chief petty officers such a success.” For CTTC Kees Sharp of IWTC Corry Station, the ceremony served as an opportunity to celebrate what is considered to be one of the most significant milestones of a Sailor’s career.

ognize and address the signs and symptoms of those contemplating suicide, and provides guidelines on how to respond to an attempted suicide. The ASIST program, an intensive two-day course designed to provide trainees with tools to effectively communicate with someone contemplating suicide, is offered every quarter but, according to Terrell, both ASIST and SafeTALK can be offered as requested by a command. “ASIST trains our Sailors on how to intervene and directly help those individuals who are contemplating suicide from attempting suicide by direct action,” Terrell said, “Sailors struggling with suicidal thoughts or tendencies often don’t reach out on their own, often for fear of losing their position or career in the Navy.” Terrell said the negative connotation of asking for assistance or reaching out for help when overwhelmed by stress is a thing of the past, citing a naval instruction ensuring commanding officers create an environment encouraging an open dialogue between Sailors and their command. “The assumption that reaching out for help due to suicidal thoughts is a Navy career-ender is entirely false,” he said. “Commands should vilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Suite A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address or e-mailed to michael.f.oconnor@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or ­patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

“I am now, more than ever, that rock which Sailors of all paygrades will trust and lean on for guidance and mentorship,” Sharp said. “This milestone definitely helps provide a better future and life for my family, and I’m humbly proud to share this with family, friends and my brothers and sisters in the Chiefs’ Mess.” CPOs have always been and will continue to remain the backbone of the Navy. Today’s newest CPOs throughout the fleet are now part of this longstanding and unique tradition that will continue to lead and prepare Sailors for the Navy the needs. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit www.navy. mil/local/cid.

be cultivating a climate that makes it acceptable to ask for help, receive help, recover and continue on in their naval career unimpeded. As long as the Uniform Code of Military Justice was not violated and the Sailor seeking help is able to get help and recover, there should be no detriment to that Sailor or their career in the Navy.” Terrell added that there are numerous resources available to Sailors seeking assistance – from the base chaplains who offer 100 percent confidentiality to hotlines staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “If a Sailor comes forward seeking help and assistance, assistance and help will be provided,” he said. “If you find yourself thinking about suicide, that doesn’t mean you are broken beyond repair. It just means you need some help, and we all need help from time to time.” The Military Crisis Line offers confidential support for active-duty and reserve service members and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1 (800) 273-8255. Service member can also access www.militarycrisisline.net, an organization staffed by qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The website offers an online chat service, as well as phone call and text messaging services for individuals. FOR CLASSIFIED ADS, CALL:

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Study aims to help military families grieve By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist It is so easy to be indifferent. I tend to become absorbed in my own daily minutia. Flossing my teeth, walking the dog, checking e-mails, paying bills, planning vacations, watching my latest shows – I often forget that there are thousands of families in our military community who are grieving. According to an Aug. 28 update of Department of Defense (DoD) casualty statistics, nearly 7,000 active-duty military members have died while serving in U.S. overseas military contingency operations since Sept. 11, 2001. But war-related casualties only account for about a quarter of all activeduty military deaths since that fateful day. Military service, whether associated with an ongoing American war or not, is dangerous. Many more activeduty service personnel – about 920 every year – die in circumstances not directly related to war. Of the 15,851 active-duty military deaths since 2006, 4,510 were war-related, but 7,857 were caused by accidents or were self inflicted, according

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to the Congressional Research Service. Another 2,650 deaths were attributed to illnesses or injuries, and 248 were undetermined. Of course most military service personnel who die have families – parents, siblings, spouses and children. So regardless of the cause of death, the potential wake of grief left behind is exponential. Worse yet, bereavement for military families tends to become prolonged and complicated because deceased service persons are likely to be young and their deaths are often violent and unexpected. Studies have shown that military families can develop chronic, severe grief symptoms that last for years, including “persistent yearning and longing, preoccupation with the deceased or circumstances of the death, difficulty accepting the death, bitterness and anger related to the loss, avoidance of reminders of the deceased or the death and feeling life is meaningless without the deceased,” according to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. A new study is attempting to help. The DoD Congressionally-directed Medical Research

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. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m . Program awarded Uniformed Services University (USU) and Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief a $3 million, four-year grant to develop and test a mobile and web application to help military families cope with loss of a service member. The study, “Stepping Forward

in Grief,” is a follow-on to the National Military Family Bereavement Study (NMFBS), the first large scientific study on the impact of U.S. military deaths after 9/11 on surviving families. Results of the NMFBS indicated that family members experience grief differently than their civilian counterparts. “Equipping military families with resources that address the unique circumstance of their loss is an important part of honoring their service and sacrifice,” retired Army Col. (Dr.) Stephen J. Cozza, co-principal investigator on the study and professor of psychiatry at USU, said. Cozza and fellow co-principal investigator M. Katherine Shear, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University School of Social Work, spent the first two years of the study developing two digital applications – GriefSteps and WellnessSteps – which can be accessed through mobile devices and computers. GriefSteps offers users information and activities based on the complicated grief therapy model, designed to reduce grief symptoms and risk for longterm problems. WellnessSteps

provides users activities and information related to stress management and health maintenance to reduce overall stress. Now that the apps have been launched, researchers are now recruiting subjects to participate in testing the applications. More than 200 participants have enrolled in the study so far, said Cozza. Eligible participants include spouses, ex-spouses, adult partners, children, siblings or parents (biological, step or foster) of service members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Interested participants are asked to complete an eligibility survey, the link to which can be found on the study’s home page at www. steppingforwardstudy.org. Since many like me have that tendency to be distracted by daily routines and forget those who suffer silently around us, I am impressed that the U.S. government has acknowledged the unique problems facing these families, and has financially supported research aimed to help them. With any hope, the “Stepping Forward in Grief” study will find a way for those stuck in despair to break through and find peace.

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Navy remembers 9/11, honors victims By Yonca Poyraz-Dogan Navy Office of Information Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The U.S. Navy community remembered 9/11 and honored those who lost their lives with somber tributes held across the United States and around the globe Sept. 11 as people paused to commemorate the events that changed the world. Special ceremonies were held on the three naval ships that bear the names of the 9/11 crash sites. Three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 and injured more than 6,000 others when hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa., Sept. 11, 2001, the Navy announced it would commission three ships to honor victims and first responders. One of the commemorations was on the USS New York (LPD 21), named in honor of New York City where American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center. “It’s really difficult to pause and take a break and for us to remember,” Capt. Brent DeVore, commanding officer of USS New York said during the ceremony. “But that is precisely what we must do ... We must never allow 9/11 to simply be a day when the flag flies at halfmast. Here we honor 9/11 every day.” USS New York, which was commissioned in 2009, has been

a vessel of remembrance and a force that fortifies the nation’s future with its motto: “Strength Forged Through Sacrifice – Never Forget.” The amphibious transport dock ship returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport Sept. 19 last year, after it was deployed to various locations of duty. The ship had passed the World Trade Center site for the first time and gave the site a 21-gun salute Nov. 2, 2009. New York’s bow stem includes 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center site. Sailors paid tribute to the 9/11 victims during ceremonies also aboard two other ships dedicated and named after the locations where 9/11 attacks occurred. USS Arlington (LPD 24), named in honor of Arlington County, Va., where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west wall of the Pentagon, carries a “Tribute Room” that includes a section of an I-Beam and remnants from the site. USS Arlington, whose motto is “Strength, Honor, Fortitude,” came to life April 6, 2013. Another U.S. Navy ship honoring the victims and first re-

Onboard NAS Pensacola, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, were marked with an observance in the base’s National Naval Aviation Museum. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin provided opening remarks for the event, which was followed by a “Where Were You” tribute, a traditional “Two-Bell Ceremony” and the playing of “Taps,” performed by the NASP Honor Guard. Guest speakers were OSC Reginald Nero and MAC Daron Tyler, both of whom shared their recollections of Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Mike O’Connor

sponders is USS Somerset (LPD 25). It was named for the county in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight

93 crashed into a field. The Somerset has 22 tons of steel in its bow stem from mining excavations present at the crash site.

Commissioned March 1, 2014, Somerset’s motto is “Let’s Roll!” which has a special significance. Todd Beamer, a passenger on Flight 93 had made an inflight call to a call center to report that their plane was hijacked. After prayers with the operator, he had left the phone, and his last words were, “Let’s roll,” to attempt a heroic action with some other passengers and the crew to stop the plane from reaching its intended target by forcing it to crash in Somerset County. Onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, 60 chief petty officer selects, under the supervision of more than 120 chief petty officers from the Pensacola-area and Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station CPO Mess, participated in a 9/11 commemoration. Another observance took place at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard the base. In the nation’s capital, the American flag was unfurled on the west side of the Pentagon near the 9/11 Memorial at sunrise Sept. 11 in recognition of the victims of the terrorist attacks. The U.S. Naval Academy Glee Band was ready at the observance ceremony at the Pentagon in front of the stars and stripes. As the country honored the lives that were lost and the courage exhibited by many people, flags were flown at half-staff, #NeverForget hashtag remained at top on Twitter for most of the day, remembrance walks or runs were held in various locations, and solemn statements came in from officials on the anniversary of the tragic day.


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Navy awards Boeing contract to design MQ-25A Stingray From Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Public Affairs WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) – The Navy awarded a contract to The Boeing Co. Aug. 30 for the MQ-25A Stingray, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. This fixed-price-incentivefirm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery and support of four MQ25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing for an initial operational capability by 2024. “MQ-25A is a hallmark acquisition program,” Assistant

Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition James F. Geurts said. “This program is a great example of how the acquisition and requirements communities work hand in hand to rapidly deliver capabilities to our Sailors and Marines in the fleet.” When operational, MQ-25 will improve the performance, efficiency, and safety of the carrier air wing and provide longer range and greater persistence tanking capability to execute missions that otherwise could not be performed. “This is an historic day,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said. “We will look back on this day and recognize that this event

File photo dated Jan. 29. Boeing conducts MQ-25 deck handling demonstration at its facility in St. Louis, Mo. Photo courtesy of The Boeing Co.

represents a dramatic shift in the way we define warfighting requirements, work with industry, integrate unmanned and manned aircraft, and improve the lethality of the airwing – all at relevant speed.

Everyone who helped achieve this milestone should be proud we’re here. But we have a lot more to do. It’s not the time to take our foot off the gas. Let’s keep charging.” The award is the culmina-

tion of a competitive source selection process supported by personnel from Naval Air Systems Command and the Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office (PMA-268) at Patuxent River. MQ-25 is an accelerated acquisition program that expedites decisions that will enable rapid actions with less overhead. The intent is to significantly reduce development timelines from contract award to initial operational capability by five to six years. By reducing the number of key performance parameters to mission tanking and carrier suitability, industry has increased flexibility to rapidly design a system that meets those requirements.

NAE leaders deliver update at 2018 Tailhook Reunion From Naval Aviation Enterprise Public Affairs RENO, Nevada (NNS) – Navy aviation leaders spoke with industry partners, active-duty commanding officers and executive officers and delivered updates on Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) goals, requirements and progress toward readiness at the 2018 Tailhook Reunion in Reno, Nev. Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, Commander, Naval Air Forces; Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic and Rear Adm. Scott Conn, Director, Air Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations provided updates and answered questions from attendees. “Readiness around naval aviation certainly isn’t where we want it to be,” Miller said. “We’re tackling this issue head-on, it is our focus. We are working on aligning the AIMDs [Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments] and our depot maintenance – how we have our supply chains aligned to readiness at the flight line. We

are realigning how we do business by using lessons that we learned from before and we are already seeing a difference.” They also addressed the relationship between naval aviation and industry leaders. “We still have a lot of challenges related to the partnership between us and industry,” Miller said. “While there are no easy solutions due to the nature of how transactions occur, we [naval aviation] are committed to finding a solution.” Conn, who leads naval aviation’s efforts to balance warfighting requirements with available funding, echoed Miller’s desire to streamline industry partnerships alignment with readiness recovery efforts. “I need every resource I can get,” Conn said. “We are partners in this readiness recovery, but we [naval aviation] don’t have all the solutions so we need all the help we can get – especially the financial aspects of our business and I’m all ears to how we can do better.”

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Kelley explained that it is the teamwork between industry leaders and naval aviation that will lead to success. “It’s not a matter of us or them, it’s we as a team that will make this work,” Kelley said. “As we bring new aircraft on the flight line and find out what works or what the challenges are, then we have to work together to ensure that the warfighter has the products they need to do and taking naval aviation to the enemy out there.” NAE is a cooperative partnership of naval aviation stakeholders focused on sustaining required current readiness and advancing future warfighting capabilities at best possible cost. It is comprised of Sailors, Marines, civilians and contractors from across service branches and organizations, working together to identify and resolve readiness barriers and warfighting degraders. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Aviation Enterprise, visit www.navy.mil/local/NAE or www.nae.navy.mil.



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The Trust for Public Land announces acquisition of 800 acres in Wolfe Creek Forest From TPL and NASWF PAO


he Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced Sept. 14 that another 800 acres of forestland within the Florida Forever Project Wolfe Creek Forest has been acquired and added to the Blackwater Forest. The acquired property includes frontage on Big Coldwater Creek, which is widely used for kayaking, tubing, and canoeing by community members and furthers a private-public effort to reestablish longleaf pine in its historic range. The creek is a spring-fed state paddling trail beloved by area paddlers and birdwatchers. This acquisition will also better operations at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF), and protect water sources, public recreational activities, bird migration and habitat for endangered species and other wildlife. The TPL purchased the property Sept. 13 from ETO II TRS, LLC and sold it for $2.15 million to Santa Rosa County, Fla., which will in turn donate to the State of Florida. “This acquisition protects over two miles of bluff river frontage on Big Coldwater Creek and will be added to the Blackwater River State Forest precluding, forever, incompatible development, promoting eco-tourism and protecting the natural resources on the property,” TPL

Senior Project Manager Doug Hattaway said. “Our goal is to make sure this land remains a recreational hub and habitat center as part of the regional longleaf pine forest restoration for generations to come, while investing in the future of Naval Air Station Whiting Field and its importance as an economic engine for Santa Rosa County.” Funding for the acquisition came from the U.S. Forest Service through the Forest Legacy Program, which is administered through the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the U.S. Navy through the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program The Forest Legacy Program aims to protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat, forest products, opportunities for recreation and other public benefits. The Forest Legacy Program is funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a federal program that directs a portion of leases from offshore energy

Newest Whiting CPOs pinned ... NAS Whiting Field’s newest chief

petty officers, ACC Jason Miller, AZC Jermanda Henry, AWSC Robert Hand and ABHC Michael Houtchens were pinned in a ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola Sept. 14. They completed a rigorous six-week indoctrination and training period, culminating in the pinning ceremony. Photo by Jamie Link

extraction to secure public lands and waters at no taxpayer expense. The REPI program increases military readiness on installations by preventing incompatible development that hinders trainings and operations. With the support of The Trust for Public Land, in December 2017 Congress permanently enabled REPI to be matched with other federal programs like Forest Legacy to maximize military readiness and conservation benefits. Protecting the property ensures that land adjacent to NASWF will not be incompatibly developed in ways that may limit flight operations and vital military training. NAS Whiting is the busiest aviation complex in the world, accounting for nearly

1.1 million annual flight operations including primary flight training for more than 1,200 students. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots are trained at NAS Whiting Field, and approximately 600 new helicopter pilots are winged annually. The base supports almost 16,000 local jobs and is a vital economic engine for the area with more than $1.43 billion in economic impact on the local economy. “Naval Air Station Whiting Field enjoys a tremendous relationship with the State of Florida and its partners in encouraging compatible land development, conservation of public and private lands and encroachment partnering initiatives,” NAS Whiting Field

Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich stated. “These 800-plus acres are located underneath flight track training profiles and within a military airport influence area. The execution of this project provides a substantial buffer in sustaining our military mission as well as safeguarding valuable natural resources.” The acquisition of Wolfe Creek aids in filling a strategic landscape-level gap of longleaf pine forest. The Florida Forest Service will manage the tract as part of the Blackwater River State Forest by applying sound forest management practices, including the use of prescribed fire. “Planting the right tree species on the appropriate site, such as longleaf pine, and the use of prescribed fire will greatly improve wildlife habitat, reduce wildfire threats and aid in water quality,” Jim Karels, state forester and director of the Florida Forest Service said. The Trust for Public Land will continue working with partners on conservation efforts as future acquisitions remain a top priority. For more information, visit. www.tpl.org


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Military Notices Web based field language tests

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

Local MOPH orders meets monthly

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 566 and MOPH Auxiliary Unit 566 host monthly meetings for veterans and family members. Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church of Christ, 4286 Woodbine Road. The next meeting will be Oct. 20. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745.

Onboard NASP “Day on the Bay” supports veterans

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

“Read All About It...” Gulf Coast retired military seminar The 45th annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13, at the Mustin Beach Club. The keynote speaker will be retired Navy Capt. Paul Frost. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer of Naval Hospital Pensacola, is also scheduled to speak. Representatives from the Veteran’s Administration, Naval Hospital Pensacola, TRICARE, Naval Regional Legal Service Office, Retired Activities Office and Veterans Service Organizations will be available to address retiree issues and answer questions. Additionally, for retirees who want information on the new Tricare dental and vision plans, representatives from authorized contractors will be available to answer questions on the different plans. For more information, contact Paul Maxwell at 4525618.

To RVSP or for more information, visit www.navypnsyc.org or www.pensacolayachtclub.org.

NMCRS looking for volunteers

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

Around Town High Holy Days service schedule

The TempleBeth El have announced their upcoming High Holy Days service schedule. The schedule is:: • Sukkot: Sept. 28 shabbat under the stars service and dinner 6 p.m. • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30, service and consecration of new students 11:15 a.m. TempleBeth El is located at 800 N. Palafox Street. All services are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the temple office at 438-3321.



Guitars 4 Vets benefit concert

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

Seville Rotary 8th annual cook-off

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

Annual JUMP set for Oct. 6

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida cordially invites you to attend the fourth annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Featured speakers will include Honorable Kenji Hirata, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami; Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Cmdr. Barnet Harris, commanding officer of Training Squadron THREE (VT-3), NAS Whiting Field. A reception will follow on the USS Cabot flight deck. Enjoy reunions, presentations, Shakuhachi bamboo flute, Taiko drum and Japanese food. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is highly encouraged. To register and for more information, e-mail info@jasnwfl.org or call 602-7049.


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Kingston native is integral at Navy’s top learning center; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Fall’s changes begin in September

The first day of autumn


all officially begins tomorrow (Sept. 22) with the autumnal equinox 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-Span-


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.

gled Banner” during the attack on Fort McHenry, Sept. 13 through 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 probe Luna 2 became


From www.ready.gov/hurricanes

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. • Know where to go: If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information. • Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications and cop-

ies of your critical information if you need to evacuate. • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads. • Make a family emergency communication plan. • Many communities have text or e-mail alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet

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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. • Constitution of the United States signed, Sept. 17, 1787. • George Washington laid cornerstone of the Capitol, Sept. 18, 1793. • Great hurricane swept


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

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 Rev-


and doors, including the garage doors. • Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels. After a hurricane: Listen to local officials for updates and instructions. • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media. • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe. • Watch out for debris and downed power lines.

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olutionary 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.

• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away. • Avoid flood water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines and may hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. • Photograph the damage to your property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim. • Do what you can to prevent further damage to your property.

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.” 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. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.




September 21, 2018

Kingston native is integral at Navy’s top learning center By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs


Kingston, Tenn. native works for a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. David Walker works as a contracting officer’s representative and operates out of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station. Walker has worked as a government employee now for 16 years and, prior to this, he proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Navy for six years as a cryptologic technician (maintenance). Walker’s responsibilities include providing effective contract support for all contracts and all new outsourcing initiatives that involve commercial contracts. He performs contract administration functions, handling a variety of actions and problems relating to all CIWT contracts and prepares official requests for contract modifications and assists the contracting officer in negotiations for these modifications. “Our CIWT staff members are the best of the best, and Mr. Walker is a superb example of the outstanding civilians supporting today’s Navy,” CIWT’s Command Master Chief Mike Bates said. “His dedicated efforts are why CIWT is recognized as the best learning center in the Navy, and are indicative of today’s Navy team of

world-class civilian leaders helping mold fleet-ready Sailors for the Navy the nation needs.” Walker’s command has been recognized as the Navy’s top learning center the past two years, and charged with developing the future technical cadre of the information warfare community, the CIWT domain leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training to 22,000 students annually. With 1,200 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CIWT oversees about 200 courses at four information warfare training commands, two detachments and additional learning sites located throughout the United States and Japan. CIWT is responsible for training enlisted cryptologic technicians, information systems technicians, intelligence specialists, and electronics technicians. CIWT also provides training to cryptologic warfare, information professional, intelligence and foreign area officers that prepares them to be prepared to wage battle, and assure the nation’s success in this burgeoning warfare arena. As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Walker

David Walker, a Kingston, Tenn. native, works as a contracting officer’s representative and operates out of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station. Walker has worked as a government employee now for 16 years and, prior to this, he served in the U.S. Navy for six years as a cryptologic technician (maintenance). CIWT is responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. Photo by Glenn Sircy

and other CIWT staff and Sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, serving as a key part of the information warfare community in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries and developing unmatched knowledge of the battlespace during wartime.

“Our CIWT domain is comprised of incredibly talented and professional people, and I’m grateful how our Navy civilians, like Mr. Walker, play a vital role in the execution of our mission and in our warfighting effectiveness for the Navy,” Jim Hagy, CIWT’s executive director said. “I’m humbled and honored to serve alongside him and for his dedication and service to not only this command, but this great nation.” These Sailors and staff have a tremendous responsibility in creating warfighting options for fleet commanders and advising decision-makers at all levels as they serve worldwide aboard ships, submarines and aircraft and from the National Security Agency to the Pentagon. “I take great pride in being able to help build the future of our Navy and information warfare community,” Walker said. “My job allows me to ensure our training teams are getting the best instructors available.” In addition to his duties at CIWT, Walker spends his free time volunteering in the local community. For the last eight years, he has served as an assistant baseball and football coach for Myrtle Grove Youth Association with athletes from six of the nearby schools. CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid, www. netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/NavyCIWT.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Oct. 3. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Oct. 4. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Oct. 18. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play

• Worship schedule • NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 • 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:

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • 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 • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail, Pensacola. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • Grace Christian Church – (a non-denominational Christian Church/Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m.

www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 4705546, 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 victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report,

the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/ law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/ or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/ her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil.



Off Duty

Seafood takes over Seville Square

A chef prepares food for festival-goers at a previous seafood festival. Photo from www.facebook.com/visitpensacola

From www.visitpensacola.com The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival will take over Seville Square Sept. 28 through 30. Times for the festival will be as follows: Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September. From fried mullet – a local delicacy – to worldfamous shrimp and grits, Pensacola’s seafood is some of the best in the world. Not only is it fresh from the Gulf, but it also has the benefit of the area’s wide range of culinary influences, from traditional southern and Cajun to the area’s French and Spanish flavors to the international flair brought to the area by our globe-trotting military population. And we don’t mind mashing them up for the perfect, unexpected culture combination that leaves the mouth both speechless and watering. At the festival, you’ll find local seafood favorites prepared in a variety of ways by our top restaurants, live cooking demonstrations, traditional festival fare

from the nation’s top vendors, arts and crafts vendors and live music. The Fiesta Seafood Grill, presented by Pensacola Energy, features cooking demonstrations by local celebrity chefs. Visitors can stop by Fountain Park to hear their cooking secrets as they prepare their favorite cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local seafood. The Pensacola Seafood Festival is also one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida, with more than 130 vendors. Live musical performances by local and regional acts will be held throughout the family-friendly weekend. Admission to the festival is free. Additionally, the children’s area, located in Bartram Park, will feature fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy including arts and crafts, Water Walkers and face painting. Kids can learn more about our Gulf environment through the festival’s marine life educational program. With the help of local educators and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, the Seafood Festival will offer a variety of free touch pools for children and families to experience live sea creatures for the ultimate hands-on experience. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.pensacolaseafoodfestival.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY Rich Asians” “The Meg” (PG13) t “Crazy(PG13) 2D: 5 p.m. 5 p.m. c “The Spy Who “Mile 22” (R) Dumped Me” (R) 7:30 p.m. h 7:30 p.m. a M o v i e

“Alpha” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “Happytime Murders” (R) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Mile 22” (R) 5 p.m. “Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

“Alpha” (PG13) Noon

“Alpha” (PG13) Noon

“The Meg” (PG13) 3D: 2:30 p.m.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 3D: 5 p.m.

“The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m.

“Mile 22” (R) 8 p.m.

“Mile 22” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m.

“Happytime Murders” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“Happytime Murders” (R) 4 p.m.

“BlacKkKlansman” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“BlacKkKlansman” (R) 6 p.m.

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

THURSDAY “Alpha” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Crazy Rich Asians” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “The Meg” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Happytime Murders” (R) 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 4523806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.

• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets Try this and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. • Pop-Up PlayBackpacking 101 Skills dates: Pop-Up PlayCourse is a prerequisite dates will be hosted for all NAS Pensacola throughout NASP and backpacking trips. The NASP Corry Station next course is sched- the second and fourth of every uled Sept. 22 through Tuesday month from now un23. See below for more til Nov. 27. Make new details. For more inforfriends in the commumation call 281-5489. • Backpacking nity. The next event will 101 Skills Course: be Sept. 25, 10 a.m.to In preparation for the noon at the Corry upcoming backpack- Station Youth Sports ing trip in October, Complex Playground. MWR will be hosting a For more information, Backpacking 101 Skills call 452-3806. Course starting tomorrow, Sept. 22 through 23. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 4586588. • Zombie 5K Run: MWR will host a Zombie 5K Run Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. through the Radford Trail. Pre-registration is required at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information or to register, call 452-9845. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802. • Football Challenge: There will be a Football Challenge day Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Wenzel Gym, Bldg. 3711. This even is to see where you measure up with your peers and NFL draftees from this past year. Events will incude a quarterback accuracy test, an L-Drill, short shuttle (510-5), broad jump and a 40-yard dash. This event is open to all eligible MWR patrons. For more information, call 452-6198.

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





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