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Vol. 81, No. 38


September 22, 2017

New Pensacola-area CPOs join the Mess From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Seventy Sailors from commands at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), NASP Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) officially joined the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks in two pinning ceremonies Sept. 15. At NAS Pensacola, AZCS Shawn Fleming said a plan that started 10 months ago with over 400 chiefs from 16 Chiefs Messes in a “true to form” team effort provided a meaningful and challenging initiation experience for the chief selects. “ ‘Then, Now and Forever’ was the theme for the fiscal year 18 CPO season, which has been shaped to sync up with the master chief petty officer of the Navy’s emphasis on being a confidently humble leader, to be authentic, competent and courageous,” said Fleming, who led the CPO 365 Phase II program, or initiation, for many of the commands in the greater Pensacola area. CPO 365 is a year-long program designed to ensure the Chiefs Mess and first class petty officers are continually and

(Above) NAS Pensacola (NASP) CMDCM Adriana Lewis, left, addresses the Pensacola-area chief petty officer (CPO) selects at a CPO pinning ceremony held aboard NASP Sept. 15. (Right) CPO selects march in singing. Photos by Mike O’Connor For more on the CPO pinning, see page B2

steadily developing to succeed in future leadership positions. The program affords command leadership the flexibility to con-

duct education and training in alignment with the Navy Ethos and Navy Core Values of honor, courage and commitment.

“It’s an absolute honor to be selected to chief petty officer,” said CTTC Scott Searcy, who is a Naval Education and Training

Command (NETC) instructor of the year and teaches at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station. “I didn’t get here by myself. It took many Sailors and mentors helping me and molding me into the Sailor I am today. Now it’s my turn to give back, and that is an honor I will not take lightly.” Since advancement results were announced six weeks ago, the chief selects have participated in leadership discussions, team building, physical fitness activities, volunteering in the local community and networking. “These past six weeks have given us the opportunity to directly shape the future of these new chief petty officers,” said Command Senior Chief Thomas Alex, who was one of the leaders for the CPO 365 Phase II program at Corry Station. “The title of chief comes with great pride and great responsibility, and our team worked tirelessly to prepare our selectees for the challenges ahead. It is a privilege for me and for all of the Corry Station chiefs to welcome these Sailors into the Chiefs Mess.” See CPOs on page 2

Advancement Exam SME recruitment realigned From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Effective Jan. 1, the responsibility for recruitment and selection of fleet subject matter experts (FSMEs) for advancement exam readiness review (AERR) panels will transfer from U.S. Fleet Forces Command to type commands

and rating sponsors as announced Sept. 15 in NavAdmin 229/17. Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) FLTCM Russell Smith said that the AERR selection realignment will ensure a common approach to community leadership involvement in FSME selection and nomination. “The new process allows type com-

manders (TYCOMs) and rating sponsors to become more engaged with the recruitment and selection of the AERR panels because they are closer to the deckplate level where the expertise resides,” said Smith. “This will also ensure that each rating’s priorities are addressed, establishing a clear way forward.” Rating AERRs provide fleet input to exam planning and content development. Panel members from fleet and

shore-based commands work as FSMEs for their respective ratings to develop E4 to E-7 rating advancement exams for future cycles, impacting full sailorization by affecting the careers of every test-taker in the Navy. Selected chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers on active duty, full-time support and reservists currently on active-duty See AERR on page 2

NASP ombudsmen honored at luncheon Story, photo by Janet Thomas NASP Fleet and Family Support Center

There was a big turnout for the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) ombudsman appreciation luncheon Sept. 19 at the Mustin Beach Club. The assemblage included more than 80 guests representing 20 commands including Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard units. Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander, Naval Education and Train-

ing Command (NETC), and his wife Amy were seated at the head table with NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and his wife Catherine who also served as the guest speaker. Certificates and flowers were awarded to the 15 ombudsmen in attendance. The ombudsman is a volunteer appointed by the commanding officer and they are trained to disseminate See Ombud on page 2

NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin (left), with the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) flag in hand, leads service members on the first leg of the POW/MIA Vigil Run Sept. 14. Photo by Greg Mitchell

359th TRS Det 1 hosts POW/MIA Run Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

NAS Pensacola-area ombudsmen were honored at a luncheon held Sept. 19 at the base’s Mustin Beach Club. Ombudsmen serve as valuable intermediaries between Navy families and the Navy.

Nearly 300 Pensacolaarea Airmen, Sailors and Marines took part in the 359th Training Squadron (TRS)-sponsored Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) 24-hour Vigil Run Sept. 15 onboard NAS Pensacola (NASP).

The run, designed to keep the POW/MIA Flag in motion for 24 hours to honor service members who were prisoners of war or missing in action, involved nearly 20 tenant commands aboard NASP, something 359th TRS Commanding Officer U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Britton said is important to his command’s training

mission. “Recognizing and remembering warriors who never returned home and those who returned home honorably is imperative,” he said. “These heroes serve as the ultimate example of integrity, service and excellence to our young Airmen trainees, See POW on page 2

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September 22, 2017


NAS Pensacola supports Hurricane Irma relief ... Last week’s Gosport ran a photo that featured NASP personnel loading food and water bound for NAS Key West (left). A few days later, Navy News ( ran a photo of the same flight being unloaded at NAS Key West later that day, providing a unique dual view of service members in action. The base’s support continued with more flights this week. Photos by Mike O’Connor (left) and Marine Cpl. Jered T. Stone (right)

CPOs from page 1

Thegradeofchiefpettyofficerwasestablishedin1893andsincethen,chiefs haveplayedacriticalroleasleaders,examplesforSailorstofollowandastechnicalandinstitutionalexperts. “Thissix-weekprocessistotestthem andtrythem,tomakesuretheyhavethe necessarytoolsintheirtoolboxtoleadand trainjuniorenlistedandofficers,continuingtherichheritageandtraditionthemen andwomenchosentoweartheanchor havedemonstratedformorethanacen-

tury,”saidCMDCMKirkKlawitter,CenterforNavalAviationTechnicalTraining (CNATT). DuringbothceremoniesheldatNaval AirTechnicalTrainingCenter’s(NATTC) hangarbay,familyandfriendspinnedtwo goldanchorsoneachnewchief’skhaki uniform,andthentheSailor’ssponsorput acombinationcoveronthenewlypinned chief. “Theresponsibilitiesplacedonachief intheNavyisunlikeanyoftheotherservices,”saidCMDCMMikeHinkle,Naval HospitalPensacola(NHP).“Thedaya

Sailorispromotedtotherankofchiefwill beonethehappiestdaysoftheirlife.” For HMC Lisa Shumaker, who was pinnedbyherparentsDaveandMandy Shumakerandhersponsor,theeventwas theculminationofyearsofpreparation. “We are all so grateful for everyone whohashelpedusalongtheway,fromthe chiefswhohavementoredustoourfamiliesandfriendswhohavesupportedus duringourcareersintheNavy,”saidShumaker.“Weareexcitedaboutwhatthefutureholdsandcan’twaittogettowork.” Fleming,fromNATTC,saidthatthese-

lectiontochief,thesixweeksofinitiation andfinallythepinningceremonycaneasily be considered a major milestone among their career and significant life events. Thenewchiefpettyofficersareserving at NASP, NATTC, Naval Aviation SchoolsCommand(NASC),theBlueAngels,NASWF,NavyReserveunitsinthe GulfCoastarea,NavyRecruitingOrientationUnit,NavyMedicineOperational Training Center, IWTC Corry Station, NavalInformationOperationsCommand PensacolaandNavalHospitalPensacola.

32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup ... Personnel from NAS Pensacola, as well as NASP Sea Cadets from “Independence Squadron,” participated in the 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup Sept. 16. Volunteers picked up approximately 1,550 pounds of trash across four miles of beach onboard NAS Pensacola. The NASP Public Works Department organized the event with representatives from the Navy Mustang Association, Society of American Military Engineers and Sea Cadets. (Above left) Deputy Public Works Officer Jim Kane and his wife Margie help clean up the beach. Photo by Victoria Simek. (Center) Volunteers comb the beach; (right) Sea Cadets carry a pipe that washed ashore near Lake Frederic. With Hurricane Irma’s passage only a week before, there was plenty of debris. Photos by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn Ombud from page 1

POW from page 1

information, according to Paul Maxwell, educationservicesfacilitator and ombudsman coordinator at the NASPFleetandFamily SupportCenter. For more informationontheNavyFamily Ombudsman Program,gotohttps:// cnic. navy. mil/ ffr/ family_ readiness/ fleet_ and_ family_ support_ =program/ ombudsman_ program.html.

andtoallmembersofthemilitary.We’re training technically proficientAirmen, butalongwiththatwe’retryingtoensure thetraditionandheritageissomethingwe exposeourjuniorservicemembersto.” Therun,heldinthecourtyardadjacent totheNavalAirTechnicalTrainingCenter(NATTC),beganwithNASPCommanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martinrunningthefirstlap. “It’sanhonortoparticipateinanevent designedtorecognizeandcommemorate servicememberswhohavepaidasacrificeveryfewofuscanimagine,”Martin said.“Andparticipatinginthisrunwith Sailors,AirmenandMarinesshowcases thejointnatureofhowwearecontinuing totrain,deployandengageinconflicts

withoursisterservices.” The 300 participants, staggered throughouttheday-longevent,ranthe nearlyhalf-milecoursein30-50minute incrementsandcoveredmorethan140 miles.BrittonsaideventorganizerU.S. AirForceStaffSgt.BrianSartainorganizedthisyear’sevent. “(StaffSgt.)Sartaindidanoutstanding joboforganizingthisyear’sevent,”Brittonsaid.“Hisefforts,alongwithNAS Pensacolasupport,hasmadethiseventa successandthe359thTRSislookingforward to growing and continuing this eventforyearstocome.” The359thTRSisaU.S.AirForcetenant command aboard NAS Pensacola, and trains more than 1,200Airmen in threestructuralmaintenancecareerfields annually.

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

AERR from page 1

for special work may participate in the AERR process. TYCOMs will be responsible for nominating AERRFSMEsfortheratingsundertheirpurview.For example,commander,NavalAirForcesisresponsibleforaviationratings,includingaviationboatswain’s mateandaviationmachinist’smate.SpecificratingresponsibilitybreakdownisdetailedintheNavAdmin. AERRsvaryinlengthbetweenonetotwoweeks andexamreadinessreviewsareheldthroughoutthe yearwitheachspecificratingbeingreviewedonan annualbasis.ThereviewsareheldatNETPDCat SaufleyField.AERRparticipantsreceivetemporary additionaldutyordersfromtheirparentcommand, paidforbyNETPDC. NETPDCmaintainsthecurrentAERRscheduleon MyNavyPortalatwww. mnp. navy. mil/ group/ navyadvancement-center/mycpo.

Sept. 22

Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Dan Alltop is the winner of last week’s “NASP: History in Focus.” The photo was a figure of a Sailor outside of the museum’s restoration hangar.

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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.

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Finding a better way to forecast hurricane strength By Warren Duffie Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va. – As Hurricane Irma approached U.S. shores, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) used airdropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean observations to help forecasters predict the strength of future tropical storms. This marks the first time a new, specialized version of the sensors, called ALAMO (Air-Launched Autonomous Micro Observer) sensors, was used in hurricane-prediction research. While standard computerized prediction models rely on atmospheric data like air temperature, humidity, altitude and wind speed and direction, the ALAMO sensors use sophisticated instruments to gauge water temperature, salinity and pressure beneath the sea surface. “Hurricanes like this have a devastating impact on coastal regions and our thoughts and prayers are with the affected communities,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David J. Hahn. “Often, there is an intersection of military and civilian needs. If we can improve the lead time and accuracy of storm forecasts, it would give national and local leadership more time and detailed information for preparations, evacuation or shelter-in-place decisions.” Fully developed tropical cyclones, called hurricanes or typhoons, depending on their region of origin, can grow

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as wide as several hundred miles and sustain winds greater than 150 miles per hour. Such storms are notoriously difficult to predict, presenting a volatile meteorological cocktail that can change direction, speed and strength quickly and unexpectedly. In addition to the potential catastrophic damage to coastal communities, hurricanes also pose a severe threat to U.S. Navy fleet operations. Accurate forecasting is critical for protecting ships at sea, evacuating vulnerable bases and performing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The ONR-sponsored research team, composed of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen and scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, dropped ten ALAMO sensors from an Air Force C-130 “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft into Caribbean waters, ahead of the storm. The sensors made observations and were also used to track ocean dynamics in the approaching Hurricane Jose. Each ALAMO sensor sank nearly 1,000 feet underwater and then rose again. They have been tracking ocean temperature, salinity and pressure, and transmitting this data via satellite for use by the Naval Research Laboratory to update the Navy’s coupled ocean-atmosphere forecasting models. “The ALAMO sensors will enable us to get an accurate picture of conditions in the water column – before, during and after a hurricane,” said Capt. Elizabeth Sanabia, an oceanography

A GOES satellite image taken Sept. 7 at 8:45 a.m. shows Hurricane Irma, center, Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean and Hurricane Katia in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of more than 180 mph and was moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Photo by Oscar Sosa

professor at the Naval Academy, who is overseeing the research. “For the Navy, this improved forecasting will increase operational readiness and mitigate risk. For the nation, it will result in better response planning and potentially save lives.” Now that the immediate danger of Hurricane Irma has passed, the information accumulated by Sanabia’s team will be used to improve the Navy’s Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System-Tropical Cyclone (COAMPS-TC), which uses complex

algorithms to predict hurricane intensity. “Our goal is to improve ocean and atmosphere modeling and prediction for fleet operations,” said Dr. Ronald Ferek, a program manager in ONR’s Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department. “The real-time COAMPS-TC forecasts for Hurricane Irma help the Navy issue operational guidance for fleet safety and improve understanding of the complex air-sea interaction processes that drive the intensity of tropical hurricanes.”

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September 22, 2017


Navy celebrates 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. AlNav 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme “Shaping the Bright Future of America.” The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The unique dates of this heritage month were chosen to encompass the Independence Day anniversaries for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. “I am intensely proud of my Hispanic heritage,” said Rear Adm. Christina Alvarado, deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, reserve policy and integration. “Both family and heritage are an essential part of who I am. I encourage every Hispanic Sailor to wear their heritage with pride and share it freely. Use the experiences of our unique heritage to show the world the complexity and fullness of your talents.” The One Navy Team is made up of Hispanic American Sailors and civilians. Hispanic Americans serve in every rank from seamen

to admiral and hold nearly every job from naval aviator to deep-sea diver. Seventeen percent of the Navy’s enlisted force identifies as Hispanic American, including 1,118 senior and master chiefs. Eight percent of the officer force and four percent of all admirals identify as the same. There are more than 12,000 Hispanic American civilians working for the Department of the Navy. A diverse workforce positions the Navy to operate successfully around the globe by bringing together Sailors and civilians with different ideas, experiences, perspectives, capabilities and skill sets. Integrating Sailors and civilians from diverse backgrounds into the force allows the Navy to recruit and retain the nation’s top talent from a wider pool of skilled personnel. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute provides printable posters, presentation, guidance for organizing observance and education facts on their website, http:// www. deomi. org/ under the section “Special Observances.” For more information about the history of Hispanic Americans and their numerous contributions to the Navy, visit www. history. navy. mil/ browse-by-topic/ diversity/ hispanicamericans- in- thenavy.html/. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnp.



September 22, 2017


T-45 pilots train aboard USS Truman By MCSN Thomas Bonaparte Jr. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs



tors from Training Air Wing (TraWing) 1 and TraWing-2 concluded

carrier qualifications flying Boeing T-45C Goshawks aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), Sept. 16 and 17. This evolution allowed Truman Sailors to practice launching and recovering aircraft while preparing instructors, and instructors under training, to teach the Navy’s newest pilots. “This is the instructors’ initial carrier qualification in the T-45 as an instructor,” said Lt. Cmdr. Ronnie Dale Stahl Jr. Stahl is a landing signal officer in charge of the overall

safety aspect of the initial carrier qualification program for the Navy. “While the students are in the air, we will fly about 2,000 to 5,000 feet above them,” said Stahl. “This way we can manage their flight pattern from the air and ensure they are taking the proper turns and safety precautions.” Along with the inherent dangers and difficulties of

Sailors position a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to TraWing-2 on a catapult aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. Photo by MC2 Anthony Flynn



A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to TraWing-2 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. Photo by MC2 Anthony Flynn

flight operations, carrier qualifications test Truman’s ability to work together as a team. “For our actual first integration, it was awesome,” ABHC Jason Baty. “We went to the ready rooms, discussed safety concerns, had safety briefs, we did flight deck familiarization briefs and it was a great team effort as far as safety.” Sailors from several departments were involved in the launch and recovery of aircraft. List control, steam for the catapults, navigation and steering of the ship and radar maintenance and operation came together to conduct successful flight operations. “While the pilots in training are in the air, we maintain communication to provide the ship’s heading and weather conditions,” said

AC2 Michael Nelis, Case 1 weather condition supervisor in the carrier air traffic control center. “This is important because pilots in training can only land during Case 1 conditions. This is their first time recovering on a ship so we don’t want to put them in a dangerous situation. We practice this with the instructors to make sure we are prepared for when the students come aboard.” Intense training played a key role in the success of this evolution and the safety of all its participants. “Everyone was on the same page as far as expectations,” said Baty. “That’s the number one thing we want. We want everyone to be on the same page and we want an open line of communication.” The requalification process

involved approximately 28 instructors from four squadrons; the “Eagles” of Training Squadron 7 and the of Training “Tigers” Squadron 9 from Meridian, Miss. and the “Fighting Redhawks” of Training Squadron 21 and the “Golden Eagles” of Training Squadron 22 from Kingsville, Texas. Over two days they combined to complete a total of 112 traps and 56 “touch and goes.” Truman is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications in preparation for future operations. For more news from USS Harry S. Truman, visit or cvn75/. For more information, visit or follow the Navy on Facebook and Twitter.



September 22, 2017


TraWing-5 change of command, Morris new commodore Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs

Capt. Mark Murray turned over command of Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) to Marine Col. David Morris Sept. 15 during a change of command ceremony at NAS Pensacola’s National Naval Aviation Museum. Morris assumed command of the Navy’s largest training wing. The guest speaker for the event, retired Capt. Wayne Tunick, spoke about Murray’s accomplishments. “It’s appropriate we take the time to acknowledge the career of an outstanding naval officer and his family,” Tunick said. “What got Mark here today? It’s about his dedication, courage, motivation and commitment.” This tour culminated Murray’s 27 years of service and after the official transfer of leadership, Murray combined the change of command ceremony with a retirement

from the United States Navy. Both Murray and Morris spoke about the people being the important glue that completes the mission. “It’s about a team, the team is not just flight instructors,” Murray said. “It includes every single person on this base. We talk about the mission and the team that gets it done every day and some of the credit goes to the COs who lead every day too, they are ones that make this Capt. Mark Murray is handed the command pennant to pass to Col. David Morris during the change of command happen on a daily basis.” ceremony for Training Air Wing Five at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola Sept. 15. Morris completed four years of enlisted, active tour was to VMGR-252, Cherry Point once again, “Looking around, we the people, people are service in the United States MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. Marine Corps War Col- see gorgeous one-of-a- what matter most,” MurMarine Corps in Decem- and, after holding many lege in Quantico and the kind machines, but it’s not ray said. ber 1989 and is a graduate positions, was reassigned Pentagon, before heading the machines; it’s about the “Now I get to walk off of Fairmont State Univer- to 2d MAW as the air to TraWing-5. people – the people that do this stage today and Col. sity (December 1992). He transportation coordinaMorris will now be re- amazing things,” Morris Morris will be in comwas then commissioned tion officer. mand. I have no doubt of sponsible for an estimated said. through the Platoon LeadAfter Murray received the great job he will do; it’s In August of 2000, 43 percent of the Chief of ership Class (PLC) pro- Morris reported to the U.S. Naval Air Training Com- his retirement certificate, been a privilege to serve gram in Marine Officer Navy Flight Demonstra- mand’s total flight time and Murray reflected on his and lead and I am grateful. Candidate School and des- tion Squadron, the Blue more than 14 percent of career and once again Thank you everyone,” ignated as a naval aviator Angels, to fly their C-130 Navy and Marine Corps’ went back to the sentiment Murray concluded. in March 1996. He re- aircraft known as Fat Al- flight time world-wide. of individuals being an esCapt. Douglas Rosa ported to VMGR-253, bert. Other duty assign- More than 1,200 personnel sential part of how things will become the new MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. ments after the Blue complete their essential are accomplished. deputy commodore of for initial KC-130 training. Angels included Camp flight training through “You think about, what TraWing-5 at NAS WhitHis first operational flying Lejeune, N.C., MCAS TraWing -5 annually. is important, it’s all about ing Field.

NAS Whiting Field has four brand-new chief petty officers Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs

Their covers were placed, anchors pinned and salutes rendered, with the introduction of their new rank and name as new chiefs passed through the side boys in the NATTC Charles E. Taylor Hangar onboard NAS Pensacola, four NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) chief petty officers were indoctrinated during the chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 15. ACC(AW/SW) Jeffrey Allen, ABHC(AW/SW) Andrew McDougle, MAC Joseph Pellicano and MAC (SW/AW) Justin Schultz were pinned among forty-eight fellow new chief petty officers. The guest speaker for the ceremony was retired FORCM Jon D. Port. NAS Pensacola Command Master Chief CMDCM (AW/SW) Adriana Lewis read the Chief Petty Officers Creed after all the newly selected chiefs sounded off in unison with their new selectee class chant. Steeped in Navy tradition, the Sailors were pinned with collar anchors known as the fouled anchor. The fouled anchor is the emblem of the

NASWF’s new CPOs and NASWF CMC Stephens take a quick moment after the CPO pinning ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola. The four new NASWF chiefs were pinned by family and friends before being piped aboard. (Left to right) ACC Jeffrey Allen, MAC Justin Schultz, CMC Lee Stephens, MAC Joseph Pellicano and ABHC Andrew McDougle.

rate of chief petty officer of the United States Navy. It symbolizes the trials and tribulations that every chief petty officer must endure on a daily basis. “I am proud of our newest chief petty officers and as they enter a position of increased responsibility in their career, I’m confident they will

continue to lead and mentor our Sailors and complete the mission each and every day,” NASWF CMC Lee Stephens said. These Sailors currently “wear multiple hats” and after the sacrifice and dedication necessary to earn this new title, they were piped aboard the Navy’s collective mess. These Sailors donned an additional hat – one that takes on new responsibilities and new titles as liaisons for enlisted to officer, new knowledge-keepers as they provide the answers instead of asking the questions but mostly they will lead in a way that is intimate from the lower ranks that they just stepped from. Now, as chiefs they rise with deckplate leadership. The newly pinned chiefs reflected at the end of the ceremony on the time that was spent in preparation for the moment and shared feelings of readiness for the future as chief petty officers. “I was excited when I hit the stage,” ABHC Andrew McDougle said. “I think we were all exhausted but so proud to be there. I’m anxious to get started in this new role; we’ve all worked hard for it and now we get work in a new capacity. I’m ready to serve the Navy as a chief.”

September 22, 2017





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

POW/MIA luncheon rescheduled The Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation and the Pensacola Council Navy League will present the 19th annual POW/MIA Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The original luncheon date was rescheduled in response to Hurricane Irma. The guest speaker will be retired United States Navy CTRCS James Layton, a USS Pueblo (AGER2) POW. Attire will be business casual for civilians and service kahkis for military members. Cost is $20 per person. If you would like to sponsor attendance for active-duty military and/or a table, mail a check to P.O. Box 17486, Pensacola, FL 32522. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail

Event to honor U.S. service in Japan

A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event connects past and present service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. Featured speakers at the event include the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Consul General, Consulate

NEX optical shop closing Oct. 1

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. General of Japan in Miami, Fla. and retired Rear Adm. James D. Kelly, former commander, Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ). RSVPs are highly encouraged. For more information, e-mail or call 602-7049.

Commodore’s cup third race date The Navy Yacht Club will be hosting the Commodore’s Cup Regatta Race No. 3 as part of its 86th anniversary celebration tomorrow, Sept. 23 starting at 10 a.m. The skipper’s briefing for the race competitors will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the race is scheduled to start at noon. Following the race, the participants and guests are invited to anchor their boats back at the Navy Yacht Club facility at the Bayou Grande Marina. To check docking availability, contact the fleet captain. After the race, enjoy the Navy Yacht Club’s “regatta dogs” along with the Winner’s Award Ceremony to be held at approximately 4 p.m. This event is open to anyone who wishes to watch the race. Registration is required for the race and the cost is $35 with an U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-members. You can register and find race information packages at Registration is also available at the Crow’s Nest starting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Online race registration can be found here: /html/calendar.php.

NEX Optical Shop at 5600 Hwy 98 West in the Navy Shopping Mall will be permanently closed on Oct. 1. The last day of business will be Sept. 30. Other service departments at NEX that will remain open are the flower shop, gifts and souvenirs, Blue Angel shop, barber shop and beauty salon. NEX apologizes for any inconvience.

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

NEX Corry Mall opens seasonal jobs NEX Corry Mall now hiring for the holiday season. Civilian, civilian DoD and military spouses/dependents welcome to apply. Civilian employees can be employed by more than one agency with no more than a total of 40 hours per week. Apply online at nex/work-for-us.

NASP commisary case-lot sale The NAS Pensacola commisary will be hosting at case-lot sale Sept. 26 through 29, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Come and check on the special deals. There will be savings, demonstrations and games for the event. For more information, contact Thomasina Collins at 262-9200 ext. 3330.

Mustangs announce Oct. 12 meeting The quarterly meeting of the Emerald Coast Mustang Association (ECMA) is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Mustin Beach Club. Cost of the dinner is approximately $14 per person, and is open to all Mustangs and selectees within the Gulf Coast area. Reservations are due by Oct. 5. For information or to make reservations, contact Cmdr. Michael Therrien at or call 452-7000.

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September 22, 2017


CIWT pins newest CPOs; See page B2 Spotlight


POW recounts

President Donald J. Trump proclaims Sept. 15 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Operation Linebacker II Retired Col. Peter Giroux


“Americans are blessed with many freedoms thanks to the hard-earned battle victories and tremendous sacrifices of our military men and women. The members of our Armed Forces shine a light of freedom throughout the world, and as we celebrate our returning heroes, we also remember our heroes who never returned home. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, our Nation recognizes all American prisoners of war and service members missing in action who have valiantly honored their commitment to this great country. “It is our sacred obligation to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women of our Armed Forces who have been imprisoned while serving in conflicts and who have yet to return to American soil. We reflect on the brave Americans who, while guarding our freedom and our way of life, spent years of their youth imprisoned in distant lands. They paid an enormous price and remained dedicated to our sacred principles, even while under extreme duress. “We do not leave our fellow man or woman behind, and we do not rest until our mission is complete. For more than three decades, our country has conducted investigation and recovery operations in Southeast Asia with the help of the governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Whether in Southeast Asia, or in South Korea, Europe, the South Pacific, and in all other corners of the globe, we are committed to this most honorable mission of fully accounting for our missing personnel. We are encouraged by the progress made, but know our mission is ongoing until every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Coast Guardsman and Marine missing in the line of duty is accounted for. “As Commander in Chief, it is my solemn duty to keep all Americans safe. I will never forget our heroes held prisoner or who have gone missing in action while serving their country. Today, we recognize not just the tremendous sacrifices of our service members, but also those of their families who still seek answers. We are steadfastly committed to bringing solace to those who wait for the fullest possible accounting of their loved ones. “On Sept. 15, 2017, the stark black and white banner symbolizing America’s Missing in Action and Prisoners of War will be flown over the White House; the United States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service System Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; United States post offices; national cemeteries; and other locations across our country. We raise this flag as a solemn reminder of our obligation to always remember the sacrifices made to defend our nation. “NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sept. 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in saluting all American POWs and those missing in action who valiantly served our country. I call upon federal, state, and local government officials and private organizations to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. “IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.” – DONALD J. TRUMP

By Senior Airman Jenna Caldwell 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

cCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – It was Dec. 26, 1972. The vibration from bombs exploding in the distance resonated through the walls of the North Vietnamese prison. In his cell, an American pilot peered through the barred windows where he saw the silhouette of a B-52 Stratofortress in flames. He could only watch as the same fate that lead him to his prison cell was handed over to his fellow Airmen.


This American pilot is retired Col. Peter Giroux, a B-52 pilot and a captain at the time, who now resides in Kansas. He was taken as a prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese Dec. 22, 1972, while supporting Operation Linebacker II. Operation Linebacker II was an 11day aerial bombing campaign that occurred near the end of the Vietnam conflict. The heavy bombing strikes were an effort by the U.S. to get the North Vietnamese government to return to the discussion table for a cease-fire agreement. In the first three days of the operation, the U.S. lost nine B-52s, according to the Air Force historical fact sheet. On day four of the offensive, Giroux and his crew were sent to Hanoi on a bombing mission. This particular target was right in the middle of the city where enemy surface-to-air missile defenses were concentrated. “It was going to be the highest risk mission we’d flown,” said Giroux. “You bet your boots we were concerned about it, but that’s it. We had to do our job and hope that the tactics and strategies were going to work out.” Before takeoff, the crew learned from flight records that the aircraft they were to use had radar failure on the previous mission. However the crew took off despite the risks. As they began the turn for the bomb run, the bomber’s radar navigation system failed. As lead aircraft, Giroux was forced to swap formation positions. “We were going to attempt to get in behind them and let the second aircraft gunner direct our bomb release,” said Giroux. “That is difficult under normal circumstances and it’s extraordinary difficult in a combat environment because we can’t see them visually or on radar.” While the aircraft was attempting to change formation positions, Giroux got a call from the gunner who said he believed they had an enemy aircraft behind them. “We immediately go into a defense turning maneuver,” said Giroux. “As we’re maneuvering up here, down on the ground are all these SAM operators that have been watching us for days, and they have started to figure things out.” As they evaded a possible enemy aircraft, Giroux’s aircraft was separated from their formation. They were without radar and could not complete their bombing mission. They also lost the protection of mutual electronic countermeasures that could deceive enemy detection systems. They then began to take missile fire from enemies on the ground, and their aircraft was hit. “We immediately had both wings on fire,” said Giroux. “All the system lights and fire lights were going off and the aircraft was difficult to control. The gunner calls on the intercom and says we have fire on the right side past the tail so we shut down two engines. I’m was still using differential power and I still can’t get the aircraft to fly straight.”

Unbeknownst to him, the parachute used to pull the large right tip tank off the aircraft had deployed and made control of the aircraft nearly impossible. At that point, the aircraft had complete electrical failure and all the lights went out. The crew then ran through emergency procedures, to no avail. “You got to do what you got to do,” said Giroux as a matter of fact. “We were compromised. We had no choice. I ordered the crew to bail out. I knew we had to eject and were probably going to get captured, if we didn’t get killed first.” The aircraft was above 30,000 feet when it depressurized. Giroux temporarily lost consciousness. When he came to, the aircraft had gone belly up. He then managed to pull the ejection handle on his seat. “I woke up on the ground in a field, semi conscience, surrounded by a bunch of North Vietnamese,” said Giroux. “The next time I wake up I’m on the back of a truck on a stretcher that is headed into Hanoi. I had a broken left arm, was burned and was in rough shape from the ejection.” For the next few hours Giroux drifted in and out of consciousness. He received basic medical care and was then transported to a prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton.” where he joined other recent “shootdowns.” About ten days later he was given treatment at a medical facility where they set his arm and put him in a chest cast. “I was just happy to be there; happy

to be alive,” said Giroux recalling his prison cell. “We were in a long churchlike room. It had a platform and we each had a long heavy wooden palate and a bamboo mat. We had mosquito nets and rats. The rats would be running around in the middle of the night.” Giroux was in a prison cell with 30 plus other prisoners, many of whom had been POWs for five to six years. He made a point to try and reassure them that the end of the war would be soon because of the effectiveness of the bombing. “I knew what damage we’d inflicted on the enemy so I was pretty optimistic,” said Giroux. “They were still skeptical. I was trying to tell the other prisoners who had been there for six years the amount of effort and the amount damage we were inflicting so that they had a rough idea of what was going on.” By the end of Operation Linebacker the 700 nighttime sorties flown by B52s and 650 daytime strikes by fighter and attack aircraft persuaded the North Vietnamese government to return to negotiations, according to the Air Force historical fact sheet. At last, the news came in that ceasefire negotiations had been sorted out. POWs were to be released in waves, in order of shoot down and medical status. In February 1973, Giroux was released. He returned to the U.S and reunited with his family, where he received proper medical attention and corrective surgery.




September 22, 2017

CIWT pins newest chief petty officers Story, photos by MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training


wenty-eight Sailors from across the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) domain donned their chief petty officer (CPO) anchors during pinning ceremonies, Sept. 15. The pinning ceremonies concluded CPO 365 Phase II training, which began when the CPO selectees were announced. Families, friends and shipmates joined the selectees as they officially put on the coveted gold fouled anchors of a chief petty officer. “These past six weeks have given us the opportunity to directly shape the future of these new chief petty officers,” said Command Senior Chief Thomas Alex, one of the leaders for the CPO 365 program at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station. “The title of chief comes with great pride and great responsibility, and our team worked tirelessly to prepare our selectees for the challenges ahead.” CIWT Command Master Chief Michael Bates joined the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach Chiefs Mess for the final night of their chief initiation and

served as guest speaker for their ceremony. “I am extremely proud of the CTTC Scott Searcy, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, holds hard work that the chiefs at his son while receiving his chief petty officer anchors from his wife. Searcy donned the rank of IWTC Virginia Beach have put chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. into their chief selects,” said Bates. “It was truly evident dur- fare Training delivers trained in- the full spectrum of military op- navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http:// ing their final acceptance that formation warfare professionals erations. www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ these chiefs are ready for the to the Navy and joint services, For more news from Center ciwt/, http:// www. facebook. tough jobs that lie ahead of enabling optimal performance for Information Warfare Train- com/ Navy CIWT, or http:// them. It was an honor to be a of information warfare across ing enterprise, visit http:/ /www. www. twitter. com/ Navy CIWT. part of their final night and welcome our newest chief petty officers into the (Chiefs) Mess.” For CTRC Terri Linder of IWTC San Diego, the ceremony served as an opportunity to celebrate what is considered to be one of the most significant milestones of a Sailor’s career. “The opportunity that being a Navy chief brings to the table is an experience I have looked forward to since joining the Navy,” said Linder. “It is a blessing to share this with family, friends and my brothers and sisters in CTNC Shawn Duncan, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, the Chiefs Mess.” receives his chief petty officer anchors from his wife. Duncan donned the rank of chief petty ofCenter for Information War- ficer during a pinning ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.


GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 22 at FFSC. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 25. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Oct. 4. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: 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

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

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 duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376.

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. • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): Oct 3 through 4,Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: NAS Whiting Field, Atrium Building, Room 169. The ASIST workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practiceoriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles and experi-

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

ence powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. Civilian clothes – No uniforms. Notify Chaplain Fondren, RP2 Spangler or chaplain assistants of nominees no later than Sept. 28. Call (850) 623-7211. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communi-

cations support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.

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

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to Other volunteer opportunities are available.

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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.



he annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in historic Downtown Pensacola Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 this year. Each fall, the festival attracts more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event. From fried mullet – a local delicacy – to world-famous 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 the globe-trotting military population. Local chefs do not mind mashing them up for the perfect, unexpected culture combination that leaves the mouth watering. At the festival, attendees will find local seafood favorites prepared in a variety of ways by 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 features cooking demonstrations by

Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment in Fountain Park. Arts and crafts vendors will be displaying their unique wares, many items reflective of the area’s unique Gulf Coast lifestyle. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. The Fiesta Seafood Grille offers cooking demonstrations where you can watch area chefs prepare regional delicacies. Photo from

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 150 vendors. Live musical performances by local and regional acts will be held throughout the familyfriendly weekend. This year’s lineup includes Troy Cartwright, Jordan Davis, Tyler Livingston and the Absolutes and other artists. 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. Children 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. The festival starts Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Seville Quarter. Sept. 30 festival hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Oct. 1, the final day festivities, events will be happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public. Pets and coolers are not allowed. For more information about Pensacola’s annual seafood festival, call 433-651 or visit

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“Wind River” (R) 5:10 p.m. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY “Leap!” (PG) 5 p.m.

“Annabelle: Creation” (R) “Logan Lucky” (PG13) 5 p.m. 7 p.m. “The Glass Castle” (PG13) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R) 7 p.m. “Wind River” (R) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. (R) “Annabelle: Creation” (R) Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 65:10 p.m. 5:10 p.m. “The Dark Tower” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

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• Learn to sail: Take sailing classes at Bayou Grand Marina. There will be one more intermediate class scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, • BaseFest: MWR Sept. 23. Cost is is proud to announce $45. For more BaseFest will be held information or to Oct. 7 with gates register, call opening at 3:30 p.m. 452-4152. This event is a concert • Hero/villain with a music line-up themed bowling: Break out including DNCE, the capes and Tompson Square, costumes for the Matt Smith and other Corry Bowling artists. This event is Center Heroes free and open to the and Villains entire community, but Cosmic Bowling you must have a ticket. night tomorrow, No ticket needed for Sept. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. DoD ID card holders. For more information Prizes awarded and for, tickets, visit for best costume. Cost is BaseFestMusicFesti$10 and cludes bowling and shoes. For more details, call 452-3680. • Adventure race: The NASP Captain’s Cup Adventure Race will be held Sept. 30. Check in is at Blue Angel Park at 8:30 a.m. It is open to all active-duty and spouses, reservists, DoD employees and permanent contracted personnel. Registration deadline is today, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. To register or for more information, contact your local command sports representative or call 452-4391 or 452-4392. • Day of play: There will be a worldwide day of play tomorrow, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Corry Youth Ballfields. There will be sack races, an obstable course, a bounce house and more. Popcorn, snow cones and bottled water will be available for purchase for $1 each. For more information, call 4522417. • Rowing challenge: Sept. 15 throuh Oct. 15 NAS Pensacola will be competing with others in the SE region to row the most in the Concept2 Challenge. Participating locations include Radford, Portside, Wenzel, Wellness, and Family Fitness gyms. Register at the front desk of your facility of choice and do not forget to log all meters in the rowing log. Rowing teams allowed to register. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 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 4571421 or e-mail

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

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Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850458-1979.

Sofa with recliners on each end, coffee table and two end tables. Great condition. $150. 850-346-6005

Wood Entertainment center. Fits large TV and has three cabinets. $250. Call Chris 850-466-2795

VIBE Women’s Ministry women age 18+ welcome. Connect with real women changing lives! Contact www. or 291-5656Crystal Waters Garage Sale- Saturday and Sunday September 30th and October 1st, 8:30a.m. 7303 Belgium Road, Pensacola, FL (Pine Forest)

German Sheppard puppies. 15 weeks old. All vaccines and house trained. $320 ea.. 850-619-6915 German sheppard puppies. Kennel reduction. 1.5 y/o male and 8 m/o female. All vaccines and house trained. Very sweet puppies. $220. 850-619-6915

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White dining table w/ six chairs. Tile top with beach scene. Comes with buffet table that also has tile top and beach scene. $600 OBO. 850-454-9931

New queen mattress with frame. $300 (paid $700). 850-941-8554

Solid cherry wood lawyer’s L-shaped desk. Barely used. $600 OBO. 850-454-9931

Whirlpool heavy duty washing machine. Works great. $170. 850-941-8554

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

New wedding dress size 10-12. $300. Call for pictures. 850- Wrench/tool set. 75+ pieces. 941-8554 $35. Call Chris 850-466-2795

Real Estate

Beautiful brand new home for rent on Carrington Lakes Blvd in Cantonment. 3BR/2 BA single family home with all new appliances incl. fridge, Circular wood coffee table washer and dryer.   Great with cabinet inside. $150. location for flight students Call Chris 850-466-2795 and military family.  $1,700 mo. (includes lawn main.) REAL ESTATE or $1,625 mo. without lawn Real Estate Rental maintenance.  Call Doni (850) Rentals 607-3311.  Berkshire Hatha2 bd/2ba, 1100 sf, Cottage way PenFed Realty. on 2.5 Acres with barn. Convenient  1.5 miles from NAS Vacation House Rental. Pensacola back gate. Reno- M i l i t a r y / F a m i l i e s . vated 2014. Near Beaches 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On and shopping. Peaceful area. water, near NAS PensacMandatory Credit and Back- ola. Rents daily, weekly, ground Check required. No monthly. http://www.vrbo. pets. No HUD. No smokers.  com/4016771ha Max occupancy 2 people. $800 Month/$800 DD.   Email For Sale For Sale to 1Br/1Ba condo on Bayou Cordova area: 3 br/2 bath Chico, waterview balcopatio home for rent, 1562 sf, nies, boating, off Navy Blvd. living room,fireplace, washer $97,500. Dee Marie Fisher dryer hookup, 2 car garage, BHGRE Main Street Proper$1350 month. Call 850-291- ties 850-380-5542 8567. 

Real Estate For sale by owner. Seaglades – 1210 Bartram Ln, Pensacola 32507. This is a very sought after, though rarely found, 4 bedroom 3 bath home close to back gate of NAS. This house is move in ready and many features have been already updated. Carpeting in all bedrooms 18 months ago. Latest trend vinyl plank flooring in major rooms 8 months old. New AC system only 4 months old. New granite top vanities in all 3 bathrooms. Granite kitchen counter tops and shaker style cabinet doors. Stainless steel kitchen appliances 18 months old. $219,000. Please call 850698-0146. No Realtors Please 5 acres completely fenced, 1BR/1BA cottage built in 2008, on paved road shaded with oak and pecan trees. 5220 Highway 164, Walnut Hill, FL 32568. $83,000. 850619-6915

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