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Vol. 83, No. 38
NATTC changes leadership From Lt. Ian Loomis NATTC Public Affairs
In the Charles E. Taylor Hangar onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Sailors, Marines, friends and guests witnessed Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) change of command ceremony Sept. 26.
Capt. Thomas Decker
During the ceremony, Capt. Thomas Decker relieved Capt. Maxine Goodridge as NATTC commanding officer. Goodridge, who assumed command of NATTC in April 2017, spoke to the audience of family, friends, and shipmates, expressing her appreciation for the tremendous support from NAS Pensacola tenants and her staff throughout her tour.
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Flight academy hosts Family Night Story, photo by Jason J. Bortz NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Officer
With nerves of steel, 30 military families had the opportunity to attempt something few people have the chance to do ... fly a plane from an aircraft carrier. The National Flight Academy (NFA) hosted the free Military Family Night Sept. 20 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The NFA was designed to address the serious concerns of declining science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging courses in STEM. The academy is an educational activity authorized, but not endorsed or financially supported by the United States Navy. “We hosted the Military Family Night to show our support for, and enhance our role, in the local community,” said Hannah Ritz, manager of
Military families plot a flight path at the National Flight Academy (NFA) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Sept. 20. The NFA hosted a free Military Family Night at their facility.
administration, NFA. Designed to resemble the interior of an aircraft carrier, the NFA includes a galley, ready rooms, navigational systems and a “hangar” of flight simulators. After a brief introduction, families were divided into “squadrons” and reported to their assigned ready
rooms for a flight brief. From there, it was to the simulators and the opportunity to try and fly aircraft. Most of the flights resulted in crashes, but the thrill of flying energized the hangar. “Our team at NFA is thrilled with how the event went,” said Ritz. “The highlight was the energy of the families; everyone
seemed very excited and engaged in the activities and very happy to attend.” In addition to the NFA, the event was also supported by the United Service Organization, Fleet and Family Support Center, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and other local organizations.
NFPA Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 to 12 From Craig Lewis Fire Prevention Chief Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the dates for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 to 12 with the theme being, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.” When people talk about “Heroes” these days it seems it is about fictional characters, but in the real world we have our military,
firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police to look to. However, looking a little closer to home it can actually be you, a member of your family or a neighbor. When you plan and practice an escape plan, it can and does save lives – no fiction here – just fact. Take some real family time and draw up a simple floor plan showing two ways out, test your smoke detectors monthly and ensure they are on
each level of your home, in each bedroom and hallways outside the bedrooms. As we, hope for the cooler weather now is the time to schedule a furnace or fireplace inspection and cleaning. If you have natural or other heating gases or an attached garage make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector to protect your family See Prevention on page 2
Miracle League facelift powered by Navy volunteer team Capt. Maxine Goodridge
“NATTC is a place of learning and teaching,” Goodridge said. “I have learned so very much from my staff and students, and I encourage my staff to use every opportunity as a teaching opportunity. The Navy needs highly trained Sailors and Marines and experienced mentors to guide them. Continue to lead, to mentor, to guide our youngest service members to reach their full potential.” See NATTC on page 2
By Greg Mitchell NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office
U.S. Navy Sailors from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola recently joined members of Miracle League of Pensacola (MLP), a non-profit organization, to repair and upgrade baseball fields for special needs children in the local community, Sept. 17. The MLP provides physically and mentally challenged children a safe and spirited program in which they can hit, run and catch on a baseball field like other youth. “The experience has been nothing, but rewarding for me,” said Air Traffic Controlman 1st Class Vincent Pang. “We are helping people to be able to participate in a sport that they usually
would not have the ability to do so. Just seeing the energy, the smiles and the kids having fun makes it worthwhile. I’ve been volunteering for this organization since April of 2017 and it’s been great.” Over the course of three weeks, Miracle League staff members and Sailors worked together to place more than 39,000 pounds of special rubberized surfacing on field number two of three that has been deemed American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant for safe use. The surface allows the children to perform without fear of injuring themselves during play. Once the surface was completely in place, the Sailors then applied all the required baseball See Miracle League on page 2
POWs remembered at NASP ... Honoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the U.S Air Force 359th Training Squadron, Detachment 1, supported the annual POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run onboard NAS Pensacola. The Airmen proudly carried the symbolic POW flag for 24 hours around Naval Air Technical Training Center. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year in order to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Photo by Carolyn Gray
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Ombudsmen recognized at NASP ... Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Ombudsmen recognized for all the work they’ve done over the past year. For 49 years, commanding officers have appointed volunteers as a conduit between the command leadership and the command families. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dan Mennuto.
NATTC from page 1 Capt. Nathan Schneider, commanding officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), was the guest speaker for the ceremony and spoke about the critical role NATTC plays. “The Navy must be prepared to protect and defend our great country and be ready to fight tonight,” Schneider said. “The role naval aviation plays is key to that defense, more now than ever before, as we are challenged on many fronts as guardians of the seas. NATTC is training those Sailors who will provide the readiness to enable our success and preparing them professionally and technically to meet the great power competition in which we find ourselves. We are in good hands.” Prior to assuming command of NATTC, Decker was assigned to the Pentagon as air traffic control resource and requirements officer for OPNAV N980A. “The present time finds the Navy a busy organization,” Decker said. “The world continues apace, and we have significant challenges ahead of us as a nation. The men and women of our Navy and Marine Corps play a key role in ensuring our nation meets those challenges.” Goodridge’s next assignment will be with Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida. For more than 75 years NATTC has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy, Marine and international students annually. The majority of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they gain the knowledge and skills required to perform in the fleet as technicians at the apprentice level.
Sailors from Naval Air Training Center (NATTC) dip paint brushes in a bucket during a baseball field rehabilitation project supporting the non-profit organization Miracle League of Pensacola (MLP) in the local community, Sept. 17. The MLP provides physically and mentally challenged children a safe and engaging program in which they hit, run and catch a baseball field like other youth. Photo by Greg Mitchell
Miracle League from page 1 diamond stripes. Pang has lead several working parties consisting of predominately young Sailors who are in training at NATTC to eventually take their newfound skills and put them to effective use in the fleet. “I really love doing this because I know people who are not in the position to give back and now that I have this opportunity to help others in need, this really makes me feel like I am doing something worthy that someone else can gain from,” said Airman Apprentice Charles Weigart. The support of the Sailors extends beyond just repairing the
fields; several of them have become what is termed as ‘buddies’ – aids who assist the children during games, ensuring that they have a safe and fun time playing ball. Miracle League games are played every Friday and every Saturday evening. Every player plays, hits, gets on base, scores and wins every inning. “Being a ‘buddy’ to the children makes you feel good,” said Weigart. “It makes me want to come back every Saturday when I’m helping the little guys play too – that’s really exciting for me so all in all, I feel like it’s a very gratifying experience because I get to meet new people and just help the kids grow and learn in ways that they may not have been able to.” Appreciation for support of the Sailors was regularly expressed by the entire staff of the Miracle League organization. “The service members who routinely come out are very kind to the kids and they definitely look up to them,” said Larry Thompson, president of the Miracle League. “We couldn’t do what we do as the Miracle League without ‘buddies’, and ever since the Miracle League has been here – going on 15 years strong – we’ve always had the military involved. That was one thing we felt strongly about when we began this league; the fact that we can generate an abundance of community support but also that the military has consistently been one of the strongest.” Thompson continued on. “The military has been a sponsor of ours since day one and not only do they sponsor us in the games, they also come out like they did tonight during a work week,” said Thompson. “We have 14 Sailors which is remarkable when you think that as young people they could be doing whatever they want to do on base. They chose to come out here and work with us. Again, we couldn’t do what we do at the Miracle League without some of the best the best buddies we have – which come from NAS Pensacola.” Naval Air Technical Training Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality and best trained aircraft technicians and maintainers to support Fleet operations throughout the world while taking care of their personnel, to include their families, while being good neighbors in the City of Pensacola and the surrounding region.
Prevention from page 1 against a silent odorless, colorless, poisonous gas, also inspect to ensure you have no electrical issues. When it comes time for cooking, never leave it unattended – have a corresponding lid nearby – if you have a fire, place the lid over the pan, turn off the burner and let it cool – once the heat goes down, the fire goes out. We here at Fire & Emergency Services want you to have a safe and enjoyable rest of the year and we are here to assist you, answer questions and offer tours of the fire house and do presentations to kids of “All” ages. Feel free to contact the fire prevention staff at 4522898. We also want to give thanks to the Gosport for their years of support.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. Public Affairs Officer – Jason J. Bortz 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 civilian
POW/MIA luncheon ... Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and Pensacola Navy League held their 21st Annual POW/MIA Luncheon Sept. 17. (Left to right) Pensacola Navy League President retired Navy Capt. Dan McCort, Pensacola Chapter Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge President Betty Williams and guest speaker Dr. Leo Murphy. Murphy spoke about 1st Lt. James R. Polkinghorne, Jr., USAAF Tuskegee Airmam, Missing in Action May 5, 1944 in Sezze, Italy. Rusty Buggy photo
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September 27, 2019
The road of life: Balancing blind faith with stranger danger By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
efore our girls went back to college this year, we gave them the usual advice. Don’t walk on campus at night alone, don’t take rides with strangers, etc. I stopped short before arming them with pepper spray. I wondered, do they really need to have their thumbs poised, ready to blind someone with pepper spray? Or, has our culture become paranoid? As a freshman at Miami University in tiny ivycovered Oxford, Ohio, I was utterly naïve. Violent crime seemed some far-off rarity that happened in New York City or Los Angeles. So, when a strange man with a thick foreign accent offered me a ride when I was stranded at the Cincinnati bus station, I took it. I was on my way back to school from my cousin’s wedding in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to some kind of mechanical failure, my bus was late arriving
in Cincinnati, causing me to miss the one daily connection to tiny Oxford. I used my last coins at the pay phone trying to call my dorm phone to see if anyone could make the 50 mile drive to pick me up, but no one answered. I sat in the vinyl bus station chairs and glanced around the shabby terminal. Realizing I would have to wait for the next day’s bus, my mind raced, “I’m out of money. No one knows where I am. I have to spend the night in the bus station. What am I going to do?” I began to cry. Mid sob, a thin man with a brown face and a thick Indian accent tapped me on the shoulder.
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 .
“Es-cuse me, miss, can I help you?” he said. I was so relieved to have some kind of human contact and looked up at the man with tears flowing from my eyes. “I missed my bus back to school!” I sobbed. He inquired where I needed to go, and after a moment of thought, offered to drive me to Oxford. “Are you sure?” I asked.
“It takes about an hour.” But he agreed, and I followed him out of the grungy bus station to his car – a brown Ford Fairlane sedan with no distinguishing features. The stranger closed the passenger’s seat door after I willingly got in with my backpack. I didn’t even know the way to Oxford, and could only tell him to go north. He headed out of the city on unfamiliar roads, looking for signs along the way. Soon, the last traces of suburban sprawl were in the rear view mirror, and we were surrounded by the vast cornfields of southwestern Ohio. Not many cars on the road; no one really noticed the plain brown sedan with the foreigner and the 18-yearold girl. No one – not my roommates, my parents, my aunt in Kentucky – had any idea that I was in the middle of a cornfield, locked in an unmarked car with a strange man. It would take hours for them to realize that I wasn’t on that Greyhound bus. The stranger had plenty of time to hide my lifeless body in a cornfield and get back to the anonymity of the city,
and his secret life as a serial killer. But that didn’t happen. “Thanks so much for the ride, mister,” I said to the stranger as he pulled up to my dorm. I offered to run inside and get money to pay for gas, but he politely refused, only asking me to point out the nearest fast food place. Without the need of pepper spray, my faith in human kind was blissfully blind, and I gratefully waved farewell as the stranger pulled away. What am I saying? Should we unlock our doors, unzip our purses and tell our teenage daughters to take up hitchhiking from city bus terminals? Definitely not a good idea, but who wants to live with the pessimistic assumption that all strangers are dangerous? Sure, there are a few wackos out there who make it smart to carry pepper spray, but as we protect ourselves, let’s not chastise the entire human race. Besides, without the kindness of strangers, I might still be stuck at that bus station in Ohio.
September 27, 2019
IT “A” school convenes inaugural Block 1 of Navy’s RRL Initiative By Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station
nformation Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station recently convened the inaugural Information Systems Technician (IT) “A” school Block 1 learning stage of the Navy’s Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) initiative. Block 1 is designed to be the final stage of the entry-level training delivered under a transformed training construct of the RRL pillar of Sailor 2025. RRL focuses on providing Sailors the right training at the right time and the right way throughout their careers. RRL also focuses on a career-long learning continuum where training is delivered by modern methods to enable faster learning and better knowledge retention at multiple points throughout a career. Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. Under this new construct, ITs will return to IWTC Corry Station to attend this course after serving anywhere between 18 to 24 months at their first operational command. ITs
are then awarded the 745A Navy Enlisted Classification code and will return to their command for duty. This is one of the major tenets of RRL. “This course is the culmination of years of work and countless man hours from training managers and instructional support specialists here at CIWT in conjunction with IWTC Corry Station instructors, with input from the fleet to tailor training to meet emergent requirements and get ITs to the fleet faster,” Master Chief Information Systems Technician Kevin Summers, IT training manager said. The new course, referred to as Block 1, is 33 training days in length and focuses on Cisco Academy training associated with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Introduction to Networking and Microsoft Academy Windows 10 training. “I believe what makes Cisco’s CCNA course great for our
Terri Dizon, an Information Systems Technician (IT) “A” school course instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, delivers course information during the inaugural IT Block 1 learning stage of the Navy’s Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) initiative. Block 1 is designed to be the final stage of the entry-level training delivered under a transformed training construct of the RRL pillar of Sailor 2025. U.S. Navy photo
Sailors is the dedication to constantly improve the course material and delivery of the most relevant course material available,” Terri Dizon, a course instructor at IWTC Corry Station said. Navy ITs of the 21st century operate and maintain the Navy’s global satellite telecommunications systems, mainframe computers, local and wide area networks, and microcomputer systems used in the fleet. Administrative support is also provided with the operation of automated equipment that keeps records of personnel
training, disbursement, health, assignments and promotions within the Navy. They also maintain essential communications links between units at sea and stations ashore. IWTC Corry Station is a part of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT). With four schoolhouse commands, two detachments, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan, CIWT is recognized as Naval Education and Training Command’s top learning center for the past three years. Training more than 21,000
students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians and officers in the information warfare community. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training domain, visit www. navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt, www. facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.
Navy’s first official Cyber Competition Team By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Sykes, Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – U.S. 10th Fleet assembled the Navy’s first official Cyber Competition Team (CCT) to compete in cyber competitions, which are ongoing through September. The CCT is a dedicated effort to display cyber talent and to highlight the spirit of competition, warfighting prowess and professionalism the Information Warfare Community brings to the Navy. It aims to enhance cyber skillsets, serve as a recruitment tool capture industry best practices, manifest new capabilities and highlight areas for improvement across our cyber force. “We wanted to find the top performers when it comes to cyber security and maximize their talent by challenging them and give them access to training which makes them better,” Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Couey, CCT team lead said. “In order to join the team, applicants had to get command approval and pass an assessment,” Couey said. “The assessment itself was influenced by looking
at other challenges that had been offered in competitions fairly recently, things that I thought would be relevant skillsets for the team moving forward and made difficult enough that we could distinguish amongst people. I was impressed with the commitment. You could clearly see the investment in time and that the interest was there in doing this kind of thing.” The CCT comprises 15 members from across 10th Fleet. During a two-month period, team members participate in training events and attend competitions. “The cyber competition team is a team that Warrant Couey put together with the purpose of competing in cyber competitions called Capture the Flags (CTF) which are basically puzzles and games for cyber related things such as encoding, cryptography, web exploitation, reverse engineering, forensics,” Cryptologic Technician (Networks) 2nd Class Race Wickham, assigned to Cyber Defense Activity 64 said. “We all come from different commands and have different skill sets.” The skills that the team train on daily go beyond what the team members would normally do in their respective jobs. “To me, it speaks to creating a culture where we aren’t
just focused on entry level talent,” Couey said. “What we are focusing on here is clearly beyond the scope of basic entry-level training. We focus on intermediate and advanced level skills. I think reinforcing that culture inside the Navy is very important because in a great power competition, when you’re facing off against nation-states, you can’t send out the rookies. You can’t send out the first-term sailors who are just getting their head around this. You need to pit expert against expert.” The CCT are learning skills to overcome challenges from various sources. They are learning from each other, by taking courses, by interactions with subject matter experts from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and from participating in CTFs. “Being able to train on CTFs allows the team to think outside of the box,” Mika Ayenson, cyber security researcher at APL said. “These are severely difficult challenges that call for creative solutions, and can be solved in a variety of ways ... it puts them into a mindset that many of our nation-state adversaries are used to experiencing.” For more from Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command visit www.navy.mil/local/FCCC10F.
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Naval Hospital Pensacola to stand up Navy Medicine Readiness Training Commands as they transition to Defense Health Agency By Marcus Henry Naval Hospital Pensacola
aval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), including its ten branch health clinics, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Oct. 1. To support the Naval Hospital Pensacola transition, Navy Medicine is establishing a co-located Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC). Navy Medicine, through the NMRTC, retains command and control of the uniformed medical force and maintains responsibility and authority for its operational readiness. This includes the medical readiness of Sailors and Marines, as well as the clinical readiness of the medical force. T h e Pensacola b a s e d N M R T C will improve the ability of Naval Hospital Pensacola to meet the needs of operational commanders. Survivability of Navy and Marine Corps personnel in the future warfighting environment
requires a medical force that’s ready to deploy immediately and to save lives. NMRTCs will report to Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (NMFA) and Pacific (NMFP), formerly known as Navy Medicine East and West, which in turn are accountable to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Capt. David Webster who assumed command of NHP July 29, will serve as both the MTF director under the DHA and the NMRTC Commanding O f f i c e r under Navy Medicine. “NHP is excited about the transition,” Webster said. “We are committed to ensuring the operational readiness of every member of our Navy
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mynit Ferere applies a cast to a patient. Ferere works in the orthopaedics deparmtent of Naval Hospital Pensacola. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Carter Denton
Medicine team. We look forward to having the ability to work with other services, and the streamlining of processes that we anticipate will become less complicated in the future.” The change in administration, management and control will be seamless to patients – service members, retirees, and family members – with little or no immediate effect on their experience of care. “What this means to our patients is that they are still going to see the same doctors, nurses, corpsman and support staff that
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future, all facilities’ names will remain the same and will maintain their Navy affiliation. While DHA will be responsible for health care delivery and business operations, Navy Medicine will retain principal responsibility for the operational readiness of the medical force. Established in 1826, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s mission is to deliver highquality health care and to ensure a medically ready force and a ready medical force through strategic partnerships and innovation.
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Note: NAS Whiting Field is preparing for a new helicopter training system. Part of bringing on new aircraft and the infrastructure that supports them is ensuring we are good neighbors to our surrounding communities. The following Fleet Forces Command press release details the findings of the recent environmental assessment and public comment period.
Navy releases finding of ‘No Significant Impact’ for Advanced Helicopter Training System at NAS Whiting Field
U.S. Fleet Forces Command Press Release 19-19 Sept. 19, 2019
he Navy has made available the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which evaluates the potential environmental effects from the replacement of the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters and implementation of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
A TH-57 Ranger helicopter takes off at NAS Whiting Field’s newest Navy Outlying Landing Field, Site X. Training Air Wing Five at NAS Whiting Field is planning for a new advanced helicopter training system to replace the TH-57 helicopter in the near future. One hundred percent of all Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps helicopter pilots train at NAS Whiting Field. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn, NAS Whiting Field public affairs
The proposed action will modernize the Navy’s rotary-wing and tilt-rotor integrated pilot production training program at Training Air Wing Five located at NAS Whiting Field and its respective helicopter training Navy Outlying Landing Fields, in Florida, by implementing the AHTS. The AHTS involves the replacement
The Draft EA was made available for public review and comment from June 28 through July 19, 2019. All comments received were considered in preparing the Final EA. Based on the findings of the Final EA and the public review of the Draft EA, the Navy has determined that this action will have no significant impact on the quality of
of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters, replacement of existing ground based training systems (i.e., simulators), an increase in operational training tempo, changes in operational tactics based on a new curriculum, construction of temporary and permanent supporting facilities, and an increase in personnel.
the human environment. Therefore, preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued. The Final EA and FONSI are available at w w w.nepa .nav y.mil/ ahts or at one of the following public libraries: Pensacola Library, 239 N. Spring Street, Pensacola,
Florida; Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola, Florida; Century Branch Library, 7991 N. Century Boulevard, Century, Florida; Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 N. Ninth Avenue, Pensacola, Florida; Molino Branch Library, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino, Florida; Southwest Branch Library, 12248
Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, Florida; Westside Branch Library, 1301 W. Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida; Pace Library, 4750 Pace Patriot Boulevard, Pace, Florida; Milton Library, 5541 Alabama Street, Milton, Florida; Jay Library, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida and Genealogy Center, 6275 Dogwood Drive, Milton, Florida.
Final NASWF page in Gosport: NAS Whiting Field has benefited from and appreciated the association with NAS Pensacola’s Gosport newspaper and publisher the past many decades. We appreciated the added ability to spread the word about the great events and people serving at NAS Whiting Field, the busiest aviation complex in the world. Our mission is to train the world’s finest aviators, and on behalf of the leadership and teammates at NAS Whiting Field, Training Air Wing FIVE and our tenant units, thank you for the long association. We will miss seeing the Gosport weekly, and send all the very best wishes to the professional staff, writers and photographers who published an outstanding product each week.
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WALK OF HONOR
The Walk of Honor at Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola is a permanent tribute to the brave men and women who have served in America’s Armed Forces. Each brick represents their story, honors their service and provides a lasting tribute to their legacy.
Active Duty Military Veterans Military Units Those Who Gave All 4” X 8” $125 & 8” X 8” $250 4” x 8” Bricks contain 3 lines 8” x 8” Bricks contain 6 lines 18 characters per line, including letters, numbers, spaces, and punctuation. Order your bricks today! Deadline for installation in time for Veterans Day is October 1st. Order a brick as the perfect holiday present! Deadline for installation by Christmas is November 27th.
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From U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs
he U.S. Department of Labor has announced “The Right Talent, Right Now” as the theme for the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The 2019 theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent. The Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) administers NDEAM. “Every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said. “Individuals with disabilities offer employers diverse perspectives on how to tackle challenges and achieve success. Individuals with disabilities have the right talent, right now.” Observed annually in October, NDEAM celebrates America’s workers
with disabilities both past and present, and emphasizes the importance of inclusive policies and practices to ensure that all Americans who want to work can work, and have access to services and supports to enable them to do so. With continued advances in such supports, including accessible technology, it is easier than ever before for America’s employers to hire people with disabilities in high-demand jobs. NDEAM traces its beginnings to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the use of the word “physically” ceased in order to include individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to NDEAM. In 2001,
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the Department established ODEP and it assumed responsibility for NDEAM, which includes annual theme selection to facilitate advanced event planning by businesses and community organizations that support the employment of people with disabilities. NDEAM began in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to acknowledge individuals with all types of disabilities. Then, in 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to NDEAM. ODEP assumed responsibility for NDEAM when the Agency was established in 2001. Some milestones in disability and employment: • The Smith-Fess Act (June 2, 1920): Signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, the Smith-Fess Act (also known as the Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act) establishes the Vocational Rehabilitation program for Americans with disabilities. It is modeled on an earlier law that provided for the rehabilitation of World War I veterans with disabilities. At this point, only individuals with physical disabilities are eligible for services.
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• Social Security Act (Aug. 14, 1935): The Social Security Act of 1935 establishes an income maintenance system for those unable to work by providing benefits to unemployed individuals and retirees. The Act also outlines assistance to aged individuals, blind individuals, and dependent and “crippled” children, and it includes provisions for maternal and child health and welfare and the permanent function of Vocational Rehabilitation services in the United States. • Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (Jan. 5, 2015): The U.S. Department of Labor announces the public members of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities – a key provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Reflecting the movement toward an “Employment First” philosophy, this committee is charged with making recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on ways to increase opportunities for competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities. This includes recommendations on the use of, and ways to improve oversight of, section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. For more, visit https://www.dol.gov/ featured/ada/timeline/alternative.
Jokes & Groaners It’s raining really bad jokes ... Why did the woman go outdoors with her purse open? Because she expected some change in the weather. What happens when it rains cats and dogs? You have to be careful not to step in a poodle. What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? Fowl weather. What’s the difference between a horse and the weather? One is reined up and the other rains down. What’s it called when a tornado takes away your cow? An udder disaster.
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September 27, 2019
Wounded veterans honored with ‘Day on the Bay’ From Frank Bean
ome 50 wounded American veterans and their families spent a day of boating on Pensacola Bay Sept. 7, guests of the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola, the Pensacola Yacht Club and the Florida Commodores Association who partnered to honor area wounded veterans. The event was held at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The Wounded American Veteran Event, (WAVE), is a boating day where volunteers provided some 19 sail and motor boats to give cruises to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who have been injured or disabled while serving in the armed forces. The featured speaker was commander of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad. Last year Cozad arrived at the WAVE event in a wheelchair. This year he walked in and shared his story of progress with the assembly of wounded
American veterans and their families. “Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do, demonstrate what you can do,” Cozad told the group. “Live your life in this spirit, I will never quit. If knocked down, I will get up every time. I will draw on every ounce of my strength. I am never out of the fight.” Following his address, the wounded veterans and their guests were given a ride on a power boat or sailing vessel on Pensacola Bay. Following their “day on the bay” they returned to the Pensacola Yacht Club for lunch and musical entertainment. “This is a simple ‘thank you’ for the
sacrifice of the veterans and their families, who also served,” Kathy Champagne, the committee chairman said. Nearly 25 young service men and women of Marine Aviation Training Support Group Two and the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center assisted as “Boat Buddies,” helping the wounded veterans and their families and friends on and off the boats. Also assisting the wounded veterans were 15 Cadets
from the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. NAS Pensacola Corry Station provided the color guard and vocalist who sang the National Anthem. Originated by Navy Yacht Club Pensacola, and joined by Pensacola Yacht Club, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, Fort Walton Yacht Club, Eglin Yacht Club and Point Yacht Club, WAVE 2012 was the first of what has become an annual event. WAVE is a private, all-volunteer initiative to honor the nation’s disabled veterans.
Local boaters from the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola, the Pensacola Yacht Club and the Florida Commodores Association volunteered to host the 2019 Wounded American Veteran Event (WAVE) event Sept. 7. Photos from Richard Smith Photography
Command Lines &Worship Schedule
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • 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. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Oct. 2. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 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. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., Nov. 20. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the non-pregnant partner. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 15. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support
and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www. SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult 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-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 2934561. 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.email@example.com or call 452-2342.
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 Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • 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 • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 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 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel –
Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For more, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www. annunciationgoc.org. • Grace Christian Church – (a nondenominational Christian Church/ Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m.
40th annual Seafood Festival
Along with wonderful seafood, the annual Seafood Festival includes a large array of art vendors.
Story, photo From Visit Pensacola The annual Pensacola Seafood 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. This year, the festival will take place starting today, Sept. 27 and will run until Sept. 29. From fried mullet – a local delicacy – to our 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. So if you are a fish fanatic, crab crazy or enjoy shrimp any way they can make it, plan a trip to the Pensacola Seafood Festival and get more than a bellyful of the best of the Gulf Coast’s seafood in one easy stop.
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“Overcomer” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “Ready or Not” (R) 8 p.m.
“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) 5 p.m. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “Overcomer” (PG13) 6 p.m.
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“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) Noon
“Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (PG) Noon
“Blinded by the Light” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“Overcomer” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“Angel Has Fallen” (R) 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Angry Birds Movie 2” (PG) 2D: 12:30 p.m. “Overcomer” (PG13) 3 p.m.
“Good Boys” (R) 5 p.m.
“Ready or Not” (R) 7 p.m. “Angry Birds Movie 2” (PG) 2D: 1 p.m.
“Ready or Not” (R) 5:30 p.m.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (PG13) 3:30 p.m.
“Good Boys” (R) 8 p.m.
“Angel Has Fallen” (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.
“Angel Has Fallen” (R) 6 p.m.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
• Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show: The annual Blues Angels Homecoming Air Show will take place over Veteran Day weekend, Nov. 8 and 9. Come see spectacular aerial acrobatics from civilian acts as well as the show-stopping, NAS Pensacola’s own Navy Demonstration Try this Squadron, the Blue Angels. For • Navy Birthday more information 5K: Join MWR as and to purchase they celebrate the tickets, visit www. Navy Birthday with a naspensacolaairshow. 5K fun run Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. All participants com. • Breast Cancer will be registered for a Awareness 5K: $100 gift card prize. MWR will be hosting Sign up at the Radford a Breast Cancer Fitness Center or call Awareness 5K Oct. 452-9845 for more 25 at 8 a.m. starting information. at the Radford Fitness Center. A free T-shirt will be given for the first I00 to register. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call 452-9845. • Halloween Horror tickets: MWR has tickets on sale now for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Tickets are available until Nov. 2 at the Tickets and Travel office. For more information, call 452-6354. • First Tee of Northwest Florida: The First Tee of Northwest Florida has announced their 2019 First Tree Program Fall class schedule for children ages 7 to 9 in the Target level and ages 10 to 13 in the Player level. Target classes are now through Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Player level now until Nov. 6, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To sign up or for more information, call 452-2454. • Danger Zone Paintball: The Blue Angel Park hosts Danger Zone Paintball Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woods-ball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reversations, call 281-5489. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.
THURSDAY “Angry Birds Movie 2” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “Angel Has Fallen” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Blinded by the Light” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Good Boys” (R) 7:30 p.m.
September 27, 2019
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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