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NETC honored for outstanding workplace practices By Ed Barker NETC PAO

The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Sept. 24 their selection as a recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. The award is part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management and is presented to employers and work sites of all sizes and types across the country. Winners are recognized for using flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and enhance business and employee success. “NETC is committed to workplace flexibility as evidenced by our history of strong performance in the Sloan awards competition,” said Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander. “We are continually striving to improve the quality

of work life for employees at NETC headquarters and throughout the NETC domain, knowing that increased job satisfaction and improved work/life balance result in elevated productivity, retention and mission accomplishment.” Workplace flexibility programs instituted at NETC include telework, compressed work week, on-boarding or organizational socialization, new employee orientation, mentoring, flexible work schedule (FWS), wellness program and cultural/diversity programs, all designed to empower and motivate employees. According to FWI, as a recipient of the 2012 Sloan Award, NETC ranks in the top 20 percent of employers nationally in terms of its programs, policies and culture for creating an effective and flexible workplace. “Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ... A T-45C Goshawk is the center of attention Sept. 20 during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) event organized by members of Training Air Wing Five and Training Air Wing Six at Sherman Field onboard NAS Pensacola. Reserve Cmdr. Andy Greene (second from right) showed the plane to a group including Gulf Power managers Ed Taylor (right) and Bernard Johnson (second from left). Other local employers represented at the event included Fidelity Tech, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, H2 Performance Consulting, Navy Federal Credit Union and AirTran/Southwest Airlines. ESGR, a Department of Defense organization, serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. Photo by Janet Thomas

Strong CFC start demonstrates commitment of area federal employees From EscaRosa CFC

As the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kicked off its 51st year, several commands took a strong lead in bringing awareness of the campaign into their workplace within the first couple weeks of September. By taking the time to educate their employees of the importance of the program, and in reflecting on the impact each employee’s personal decision can make to so many, they demonstrated that giving is still strong within the federal workplace. The CFC activity chair for Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA), CWO5 Adolfo DeMontalvo, expressed the desire to conduct their campaign in a short but meaningful timeline. NETSAFA was the first command to not only start reporting, but to complete its campaign in only two

NETSAFA personnel including Capt. Douglas Heady (right of CFC sign) and CWO5 Adolfo DeMontalvo (left of sign), celebrate reaching their shared contribution target of $17,061.

weeks and surpass its shared contribution target of $17,061. NETSAFA closed out collecting a total of $19,122, raising more this year than any other year before. “The success was already established in the employees’ passion and belief in the program,” said

DeMontalvo, “knowing their contribution matters and is making a difference.” NETSAFA celebrated its success with Capt. Douglas Heady recognizing DeMontalvo’s efforts and the support of his staff in its

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Reminder: Check your Common Access Card From Ron Borland Information Assurance Manager

Spec ops training at NASP ... International military students and instructors from Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NavSCIATTS) were onboard NAS Pensacola last week for waterborne training and exercises. Photo by Mike O’Connor For story and photos, see page A4.

DoD-issued Common Access Cards (CAC) have been transitioning to 128- and 144-bit encryption strength during the last year and a half to two years. If you have an older CAC, it may cease to function on Oct. 1. To check your CAC look on the top line on the back of the card. You should see TOP DL GX4 144K FIPS or Oberthur ID One 128 V5.5

POW/MIAs remembered at NAS Pensacola ... retired Col. Al Tucker, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, speaks with Air Force personnel at the POW/MIA ceremony held onboard NASP Sept. 21. During World War II, Tucker crash-landed his P-38 Lightning fighter-bomber on a German V-1 rocket site and survived the experience only to be taken prisoner. Photo by Master Sgt. Michelle Alexander

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Navy Exchange (NEX) hosts voting drive From Hollie Livingston Pensacola NEX

The Navy Exchange Aviation Plaza partnered with the NAS Pensacola Navy Voting Assistance Program and Escambia County Voter Registration Office to host a voting drive. The drive brought awareness of voting rights, answered questions and shared the history timeline of U.S. voting. Many people were amazed and enlightened by what past generations went through to simply have the right to vote. Lt. Dwayne Vinette, installation voting assistance officer, along with AWVC Richard Ibanez and their team, rallied to inform patrons of their rights and assisted them in the actual registration process. “My mission is to educate all members of uniformed services that it is their obligation to participate in something they protect,” Vinette said. “Vote.” His passion and efforts paid off as the team registered 81 voters in a two-hour time frame. The team will continue with their mission until the deadline of Oct. 9 for the 2012 election year.

Sandra Lattiemre and Katie Chandler, members of the Escambia County elections staff, were on site to assist Florida residents in the registration process. Lattiemre stated that their mission is to “ensure all qualified citizens are free to exercise their fundamental right to vote in open, impartial and secure elections.” The Escambia County team registered three voters and processed one absentee ballot request. The participation was outstanding and the drive was a huge success with a total of 85 voters registered. Everyone who attended was able to exercise their right to vote and have more of an appreciation for the sacrifices that many of their ancestors made to give them this right. If you need further information on your right to vote or registering to vote visit www.fvap or www.Escambia Votes.com. Additional information: The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 9. Absentee ballots for overseas members were mailed Sept. 22 with CONUS being mailed in October. If you are resid-

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engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute. “In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health. What makes this honor so special is that employees have corroborated this, affirming that it is indeed an effective and flexible workplace.” NETC’s workforce flexibility programs and practices were measured against national norms from the FWI National Study of Employers. NETC employees were surveyed confidentially on their access to flexible work options, supportiveness of the command’s culture and on nationally tested measures of workplace effectiveness.

From: Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Pensacola To: PPV residents onboard NAS Pensacola and Corry Village Subj: PPV Housing Resident Energy Conservation Program 1. Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in conjunction with our family housing partner, Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC), is moving forward with a plan to increase awareness and conservation of electrical and gas usage in our neighborhoods. The program carries out policy from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Commander, Navy Installations Command. The program is intended to promote good stewardship of our resources and environment through awareness, personal responsibility and education. 2. For the awareness part of the program, BBC has been collecting information on the amount of power used in PPV homes. With this information, BBC has developed a baseline for power consumption by housing type and size. You will soon start receiving a monthly utility consumption report. This is also referred to as a “mock bill,” since it will look a lot like utility bills you may have received in private homes in the past. This is not, however, a bill. This report will show how much electricity and gas (where applicable) you are using each month. The first monthly mock bill will be sent to you on or about 15 February 2013 for the month of January 2013. You will get these reports every month. The report will include a normal usage band, which is the amount of electricity considered normal for your type and size of house. The normal usage band will vary month-to-month based on seasonal differences in climate. 3. The personal responsibility component involves changes that you can make in your behavior that will help lower utility usage and save energy. The monthly utility usage report will be your primary tool in achieving this goal. The month-

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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.

ing in the state of registration, you are not eligible for absentee voting. Florida has early voting from Oct. 27-Nov. 3. There are five locations for early voting in Escambia County, and they all operate from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The locations are: Southwest Branch Library located on Gulf Beach Highway.

“The Sloan Award is proof that it’s possible to successfully execute our mission of maintaining, training, and equipping mission-ready naval forces while simultaneously maintaining empowered, satisfied civilian employees,” said Capt. John Jones, NETC chief of staff. “We have a total readiness environment here at NETC with a unique balance of workforce flexibility elements for each employee. NETC leadership and our human resources team is committed to our people, and is driven toward making NETC the best place to work in the Department of Defense. Various command surveys and assessments have indicated that these programs are working.” NETC is one of the Navy’s largest shore commands with more than 240 commands and activities world-

The following is a copy of a letter sent out by NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer concerning the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP).

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Service members fill out voter registration forms at the NAS Pensacola NEX Aviation Plaza. Photo by Harry White

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

Downtown Branch Library, 200 W. Gregory St. Voter Reg Office, 213 Palafox St. Tryon Library, 1200 Langley Blvd. Annex in Cantonment, 292 Muscogee Road. For service member questions, contact Lt. Vinette or YN1 Chris Ducker at 452-7173.

wide, providing training to more than 35,000 Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Soldiers, Coast Guardsmen and international students on any given day. Training commands in the NETC domain use blended learning solutions that include hands-on training, computer-based learning, and simulators to develop Sailors through education and training that builds personal, professional and leadership skills. For more information about the When Work Works project and the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, visit www.whenworkworks.org/. For additional information about the Naval Education and Training Command visit https://www. netc.navy.mil/.

ly utility usage report will eventually serve as an actual bill for electricity and/or gas that was consumed above and beyond the normal usage band. You will find if your usage is below the baseline for your housing, you may be rewarded with a rebate. While actual billing will not take place for several months after the start of mock billing, you should start comparing your usage with the normal usage band in your monthly utility bill. If you are above the normal usage band, you might want to look into ways that you can conserve electricity and/or gas to move within the normal usage band. You can also ask your Property Manager for assistance. We will provide you with more information about actual billing and rebates before we begin implementing them. 4. The third and perhaps most important element of this program is education. Along with your monthly consumption report, you will receive tips and ideas on ways to reduce energy consumption. Individually these energy saving tips result in small savings but collectively they can make a big difference. BBC has received a Department of Energy Smart Grid Data Access Grant for the Switch4Good program. This grant is to encourage customers to better manage their electricity use through improved access to their electricity consumption data. BBC developed the program and worked with Yardi Energy System and WattzOn to customize the program for Navy Southeast project. The grant will help to identify the combination of habit shifting techniques that will maximize resident savings. 5. NAS Pensacola and BBC are also doing our part to reduce energy consumption through energy efficient construction. We are also striving to adopt green practices at home and at work. 6. Additional details on this program will soon be provided by BBC. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Service Center at 452-5111.

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Evictions and privatized housing: You have rights By Lt. Mike Ellis Navy Legal Service Office Central

Access to subsidized base housing is one of the more valuable benefits available to military service members and their families. Contemporary base housing can offer a cheaper alternative and is often conveniently located in safe neighborhoods with good school districts. However, the perks of base housing can come at the expense of some of the liberties we take for granted. Tenants can be evicted from base housing for even the most minor violations. But can base housing really do that? The answer depends not only on the specific facts of the case, but also on the nature of the housing itself. It all comes down to who has jurisdiction and what is the nature of the lease violation. Who has jurisdiction? In 1996, the Department of Defense embarked on the Military Housing Privatization Initiative; as a result, most base housing is now managed by private entities operating on public lands. The laws, however, have been slow to catch up to this hybrid system. On some military installations, base housing is still under exclusive federal jurisdiction. In those cases, federal law governs the eviction. Unfortunately, there is no fed-

Tenants can be evicted from base housing for lease violations. Photo courtesy of National Crime Prevention Council

eral eviction law. As such, tenants cannot be “evicted� because there is no federal landlord/tenant court which has authority to evict. Nevertheless, many base housing providers will still serve tenants with eviction notices, knowing there is no authority to enforce the notices. On other military installations, the jurisdiction is concurrent. This means that the landlord/tenant law in the state applies. On these installations, the local landlord/tenant court has the authority to evict, but requires both parties to appear before a neutral judge before carrying out an eviction. This is where the Service members’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a federal statute, comes in handy. Prior to evicting a service member or

his/her dependents, a landlord is required to obtain a court order. The SCRA can also, in some instances, allow a stay in the eviction proceedings, postponing the case for a period of time. Three categories What is the nature of the lease violation? Lease violations that lead to eviction typically fall into three categories: failure to pay rent, damage to housing and personal feuds between neighbors. Fighting an eviction that was initiated due to failure to make timely payments is difficult. Some base housing officials will begin threatening eviction within 10 days of nonpayment and may not rescind the eviction even if the balance is paid at a later

date. Additionally, the installation commanding officer does not condone the behavior, and may assist the base with the removal of nonpaying tenants. It is much easier to fight an eviction resulting from damage to housing or personal feuds. Leases have numerous terms and conditions, including community policies. Base housing strictly interprets its leases. If a tenant breaks a rule, fails to fulfill a lease term, or engages in behavior that violates neighborhood standards, then the tenant has defaulted. Special rules apply Although leases are contracts, it is not that easy. Leases are more complex because they involve your residential home. American jurisprudence has long recognized that the home is a special place, subject to special rules. If a tenant is being threatened with eviction by base housing under these circumstances, then there is a definite possibility that the eviction will not be enforced or is illegal. If the tenant, however, is engaging in behavior that the installation CO reasonably believes endangers the safety and well being of others, then he or she has the authority to remove the tenant regardless of the jurisdiction. In cases where the behavior is not abhorrent or there is simply a technical violation, then the installation

CO is unlikely to take on the added responsibility of landlord/tenant judge. Ultimately, if you find yourself facing eviction from base housing, you should explore your options with your local legal assistance provider. In furtherance of the mission, sometimes we are called upon to sacrifice some of our liberties; however, the private nature of modern base housing often provides tenants with more rights than they think. If you have a legal issue or question, you can contact the NAS Pensacola Navy Legal Services Office (NLSO) Central Headquarters. The office is located at 161 Turner St., Bldg. 624, Suite B, second deck. The phone number is 452-3730.

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NAS Pensacola hosts NavSCIATTS special operations small craft training exercises By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

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AS Pensacola hosted training teams from Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NavSCIATTS) for offshore and landing exercises last week. Swift, heavily armed small craft staged out of NASP’s Sherman Cove Marina for operations in the Intracoastal waterway, their training scenarios involving search-and-seizure exercises with NASP Port Ops and runs to Eglin AFB’s remote wooded areas. The crews onboard the NavSCIATTS vessels were international military students from friendly partner nations, working together with highly experienced NavSCIATTS instructors. The unit’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. John Cowan, said NASP has been an ideal base for the NavSCIATTS training missions. “This is the second time we’ve done our field training exercise for our patrol craft officer coastal course (at NASP),” Cowan said. “NAS Pensacola has bent over backward to facilitate this training. They’ve gone out of their way to make sure we’ve had berthing and facilities. We couldn’t be happier and it really means a lot to these international military students.” Launching NavSCIATTS’s boats from NASP extends the range and depth of the various training scenarios. “This is the last week of a nine-week training course that we’re putting them through,” Cowan noted. “The intent, in bringing them out to NAS Pensacola, is to place them in an environment that they are not familiar with, so that we can really test the skills that they’ve been learning over the previous weeks.”

“Objective: To provide students with specialized training in the employment, selection and operation of a patrol craft in littoral and coastal environments supporting interdiction, counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics operations.” (Above) NavSCIATTS small craft engaging in coastal operations as part of their underway training. Photo by Darian Wilson

In the final exercise, he said, the students participated in a hot extract off of the beach (at Eglin AFB) of friendly troops. “We’ve coordinated with all of the local authorities and of course they’re going to be firing blank rounds,” Cowan said. “It’s very important for us to make it as realistic as possible. And we’ll have some opposition forces staged to engage them from the beach with blank rounds, grenade simulators, smoke (generators), again to make it as realistic as possible.” Opposing force, or “OpFor” troops – were represented by instructors wearing Vietnam-era tiger-stripe

camouflage uniforms. “The feedback that (students) are giving us is that it’s outstanding training and the realism, I think, is greatly appreciated,” Cowan said. “It’s rare that they get to hear the sound of gunfire and we certainly want to make sure that the first time they hear gunfire is when they’re in a training scenario, and not when they’re in harm’s way.” The NavSCIATTS CO was pleased with the smooth Navy interdepartamental cooperation. “We can’t thank the base enough for all that they do,” he said. “By allowing us to use these training areas, it allows us to use the whole coastal area to present unfamiliar training environments.”

A team of NavSCIATTS patrol craft enter NAS Pensacola’s Sherman Cove. The boats were returning from a search-and-seizure operation conducted with NASP Port Ops. Photo by Mike O’Connor

A student mans a M240B 7.62mm machine gun. Photo by Mike O’Connor

NavSCIATTS students and instructors debrief after landing at NASP. Photo by Mike O’Connor

International military students and instructors aboard NavSCIATTS patrol craft prepare to land onboard NASP. Photo by Mike O’Connor


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Navy personnel boss talks pay, ERB, 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative From Defense Media Activity – Pentagon

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – The Navy’s top personnel professional held an all hands call at the Pentagon recently, to discuss the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative and to give Sailors and Marines an update on other important personnel issues. Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia explained the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. He said it takes all the existing personnel support programs, along with a handful of new ones, and puts them all under the umbrella of 21st Century Sailor and Marine. The initiative is based on five key areas: physical fitness, inclusion, safety, readiness and continuum of service. The physical fitness umbrella covers nutrition and workout programs. Inclusion programs aim to increase diversity in the Navy. Safety programs are focused on things like motorcycle safety and preventing sexual assaults. Some of the goals of the readiness programs are to prevent suicides and curb alcohol and drug abuse. The continuum of service pro-

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grams offer different paths to serve the Department of the Navy (DoN) as an active-duty Sailor, a reservist, or a DoN civilian. Garcia also gave the audience an update on personnel issues like enlisted retention boards (ERB), the relief of commanding officers, force size, tuition assistance, and compensation. Garcia said the Navy had to conduct ERBs because record retention levels led to severely overmanned rates. The secretary said the chief of naval operations decided to take a look across all personnel in the 31 mostovermanned rates. The result was that about 2,900 Sailors were asked to transition to careers outside of active duty service. “This was designed as a one-time evolution only,” Garcia said. “There won’t be another ERB this year. There won’t be an ERB next year. No plans for an ERB again.” Looking at the early data, Garcia said it appears as if the ERBs have worked as planned. He said advancement rates are up and approved Perform to Serve applications are up, too. For more information visit: www. 21stcentury.navy.mi.

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LDO/CWO programs providing commissioning opportunities for eligible enlisted Sailors From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Navy is seeking applications from highly qualified Sailors in pay grades E-6 through E-9 for the Fiscal Year 2014 activeduty limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer (CWO) programs, officials said recently. “LDOs and CWOs bring a variety of technical expertise and a seasoned perspective into the wardroom from their enlisted service,” said Lt. Shane Walker, assistant LDO/CWO community manager, Bureau of Naval Personnel and an LDO. “These programs deliver to the officer corps seasoned technical professionals with proven leadership abilities.” LDOs and CWOs are composed of Sailors from the enlisted ranks who serve in 56 different officer technical fields. These programs serve as a path to commissioning for qualified Sailors, but more importantly the LDO and CWO communities support the warfighting capability and readiness of naval forces through leadership, technical proficiency, and experience, according to Walker.

Enlisted Sailors from the Washington, D.C., area listen to a presentation about officer commissioning programs during a job fair hosted by the National Capitol Region Mustang Association at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Photo by MC1 Brett Cote

“They are the primary manpower source for technically specific billets not best suited for traditional unrestricted line, restricted line or staff corps career path officers,” said Walker, “Using critical enlisted experience, they are committed to the continuous leadership, improvement, training and mentoring of Sailors.” The LDO and CWO communities have designators in the surface, submarine, aviation, information dominance, expeditionary, and general series as well as staff corps communities and serve in a variety of leadership billets within their technical fields, ranging from division officer to commanding officer ashore. Eligibility requirements

for LDO include U.S. citizenship, serving in pay grade E-7 through E-9 or an E-6 who has passed the exam for E-7 and been determined board eligible. Active-duty applicants for LDO must have at least eight, but not more than 15 years of active-duty service. Eligibility requirements for CWO include U.S. citizenship, serving in pay grade E-7 through E-9. Active-duty applicants for CWO must have at least 13, but not more than 22 years of active-duty service. These programs do not require applicants to have a college degree. Applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1. The in-service procurement board is scheduled to

convene Jan. 7, 2013. NavAdmins 285/12 contains additional application criteria and guidance. Nuclear qualified candidates must also refer to NavAdmins 099/12 and 238/12. Eligible Sailors should apply for the designator for which they are most qualified, regardless of their current rating. Upon commissioning, Sailors selected for LDO/CWO will attend the four-week Officer Development School in Newport, R.I. For more information read the NavAdmins, available on the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ npc/.


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Commissary cuts hours for Columbus Day

The DeCA Pensacola commissary in the Navy Shopping Mall, Bldg. 3961, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced special hours for the Columbus Day holiday. The commissary will open late, at 9 a.m., and close early, at 5 p.m., Oct 8. Normal hours will resume Oct. 9. For more information, call 452-6880.

Relief society offers ways to help others

Can you donate three or four hours of your time one or more days per week to help a service man or woman? If the answer is yes, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will provide free training and child care, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make someone’s life a little better. For more information, call 452-2300.

School to serve fried mullet Oct. 5

The annual Escambia Christian School fish fry is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the school’s gym, 3311 West Moreno St. The menu features fried mullet, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for nominal fee. Take outs also will be available. Tickets are being sold in advance. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. There will be no sales at the door. For more information, call 433-8476.

Circus coming to fairgrounds Oct. 4-7

Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will be the big attraction Oct. 4 to Oct. 7 at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 West Mobile Highway. In addition to elephants and clowns, the 2012 edition of the “World’s Largest Circus Under the Big Top” features The Human Cannonball. Elephant and pony rides will be offered prior to the shows. General admission adult tickets are $16 in advance and $21 at the gate. Add $4 for reserve seating and $7 for VIP seating. Tickets are $16 for children at the gate. Free tickets are available for children younger than 13 at www.GoToThe Circus.com. Advance tickets will be available at the ITT Office through Oct. 3. You can also go to tickets.com or call 1 (888) 332-5422.

‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ fair Oct. 5

November marks the 70th anniversary of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). Supporting the anniversary celebrations, NATTC will present a “Mind, Body, Spirit” fair Oct. 5 in the aviation support hangar at the mega building (Bldg. 3460) to promote the integrity of the whole person. The fair will include a diverse group of participants with interactive displays and food. It will present wellness in a festive atmosphere that will be open to both service members and dependents. If you are seeking command involvement, contact CMC Michael Knowles at michael.d.knowles @navy.mil. All other inquiries can be directed to Chaplain (Lt. Cmdr.) Jeff Bornemann at jeffrey.bornemann@navy.mil.

Ballet Pensacola planning four shows

Ballet Pensacola has announced four performances for its 2012-2013 season. The season will include: • “Thunderstruck” Oct. 5 and 6. Tickets are $18 to $30. • “The Nutcracker” Dec. 14, 15 and Dec. 16. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 1 for $20 to $32. • “Possible Symmetry” Feb. 14, 15, and 17. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 7 for $18. • “The Matrix” March 15, 16, 22 and 23. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 for $18 to $30. Season ticket packages are $62, $78 and $94 and are available by calling Ballet Pensacola, 432-9546. For more information, visit www.balletpensacola.com.

ROWWA pairs lunch with fashion show

The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will present a luncheon and fashion show Oct. 11 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and the fashion show

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contributions. Close at the heels of NETSAFA is Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (Whiting Field), by exceeding their shared contribution target by more than 38 percent in raising $2,080, setting an all new high in contributions for their employees. Betty Wallin, CFC activity chairperson Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, said she was surprised that her co-workers responded so fast and generously. “This year I really did not have to do much, they just responded to the call to action,” Wallin said. With many others eagerly bringing awareness of the programs purpose to their employees, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) has taken the

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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. at 11:30 a.m. Wives and widows of retired military officers from all U.S. military branches are invited to attend. Fashions will be provided by Chico’s. Reservations are required. Cost for the luncheon is $18, and payment must be received no later than Oct. 6. Send your check to: ROWWA c/o Mary Chase, 5321 Crystal Creek Drive, Pace, Fla. 32571. For further information, call Mary Chase at 995-4466, or Jeannie Harris at 677-9089.

DFC Society announces Oct. 11 meeting

The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory St. Fred Dunaway will speak about the annual DFCS convention held in September in Seattle. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.org.

Dual. If you see the numbers 64 or 72, you will need to visit PSD to update your card before Oct. 1. You can also check your card on your NMCI comput-

School announces festival and run

Redeemer Lutheran School, 333 Commerce St., will present its fall festival and 10K/5K Run Oct. 13. The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the school. Register online at www.active.com or at the school. Packet pick up will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the school and from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on race day. The annual fall festival takes place after the race and will feature games, prizes, food, a cake walk, face painting, bounce houses, pony rides and much more. For more information, contact the school at 455-0330.

WAVE Day planned for veterans

Boaters plan to take disabled veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds on a sailing excursion around Choctawhatchee Bay Oct. 28 for WAVE Day on the Bay at Fort Walton Yacht Club. Applications can be downloaded at www.navypnsyc.org or www.fwyc.org and mailed to Navy Yacht Club Pensacola, P.O. box 4422, Pensacola, Fla. 32507. All applications should be received no later than Oct. 1. For more information, call Jan Wilson at 341-1399, Kathy Champagne at 261-2062 or John Farris at 3059653.

Seminar to focus on retired military

Officials at the NEX Aviation Plaza, 250 Saufley St., are planning an event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 to celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States Navy. The event will be held on the lawn outside Bldg. 607 onboard NAS Pensacola. Activities will be complimentary and include games, tastings, giveaways, refreshments, an education fair and an obstacle course. There also will be a car cruise. All types of vehicles are welcome – antiques, new models, cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information, call 341-6681.

The 40th annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar, sponsored by Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 in the Schools Command, Bldg. 633. Guest speakers will be Naval Hospital Pensacola Commander Capt. Maureen Padden. There will be presentations from Defense Finance and Accounting and TRICARE, and representatives from the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Naval Legal Service Office, Retired Activities Office and Veterans Service Organizations will be present to address retiree issues and answer questions. McGuire’s Irish Pipe Band will perform from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. For more information, call Kevin Weinzimmer at the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext 3125.

Teams to compete in fire truck pull

Get a ticket for Troy vs. Navy game

Navy birthday celebration scheduled

The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Fire Truck Pull is scheduled for Oct. 13 at Seville Quarter. Teams of 20 people will compete to pull a fire truck 50 feet in the least amount of time. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida provides respite and resources for families of children traveling to Pensacola to receive medical treatment. For more information, contact manager of events, Twana Bright, at 477-2273 or e-mail events@rmhcnwfl.org.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest

The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will hold its annual Oktoberfest at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mustin Beach Club. Tickets cost $40 and include a beer stein to take home, a German meal of brats-kraut-pretzel and unlimited beverages. The event will feature a 17-piece band, dancing and merriment. Tickets are on sale at the squadron’s office. Forms of payment are cash or check (made out to 2GAFTS). For more information, call 452-2693.

Artists to fill up center’s pumpkin patch

The First City Art Center’s (formerly Belmont Arts and

most recognized, energetic approach of them all. Lead by CWO3 Ken Joubert, and assisted by ABEC Mark Monreal and handpicked departmental representatives, they have made the personal commitment as a command to ensure every student is given an educated opportunity in giving. Joubert said it was not enough to make it available; it was “our responsibility and passion to educate the young men and women, who are our upcoming supporters, a clear understanding of the CFC program and our purpose in supporting nonprofits through this once a year drive.” Joubert approached NATTC Commanding Officer, Capt. James Daniels, and recommended to set their shared contribution target at $100,000,

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Cultural Center) sixth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at 1060 North Guillemard St., Bldg. A. More than 1,000 pumpkins created by members of the center’s guilds will be on display and for sale. A preview party, sponsored by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Pensacola campus, is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Watch glass blowing demonstrations and be the first to shop the pumpkin patch. Entry is $25 per person. For more information, call 429-1222 or visit www.FirstCityArt.org.

Troy University is offering complementary tickets to the Navy vs. Troy game scheduled for Nov. 10 in Troy, Ala. Conditions are attached to the offer, and tickets can be limited to one per military ID. Active-duty members are required to wear their military uniforms. To reserve a ticket, call (334) 670-3680.

Coaches needed for Special Olympics

The Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on a new adventure with Special Olympics Florida in Escambia County and has formed a collaboration relationship with Naval Air Station Pensacola. Organizers are hoping to establish a support base of coaches, assistant coaches and unified partners (participate with the athlete) for the following events: golf, flag football, basketball, soccer and track and field. Basketball will commence in November. The Special Olympics committee meets monthly. For more information, contact Jorge Demontalvo at 723-7151; or Paul Maxwell at 485-2084 or by e-mail at maxwellpa@hotmail.com. If your family member is enrolled or eligible to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program and would like to participate, contact Tammy L. Smith, EFMP Liaision at 452-5990, ext 3131, or by e-mail at tammy.l.smith.ctr@navy.mil.

even with the year prior reaching about $37,000. “We can do better,” Joubert said. “All we have to do is educate our staff and students about the benefits CFC brings to so many in need.” With that, Capt.Daniels agreed and signed off on their challenge. “Even if we fall short of the $100,000 mark, knowing we did better than the prior year and knowing we inspired so many, it’s worth the time and energy we will give the CFC program,” Joubert said. Ron Denson, EscaRosa CFC director, is delighted with the strong program kickoff. “We are blessed that we are able to assist and respond when called,” Denson said. “We may never know if the person who is receiving services of these non-

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profits is a friend, co-worker, or relative, but we do know that the help is there when needed. “With the Combined Federal Campaign being the largest workplace campaign, many of these nonprofits rely on our support and appreciate the contributions made year after year. Please remember our motto, ‘Give a Little, Help a Lot.’ ” To see the many other military and civilian federal offices support and contributions raised to date, visit the website www.escarosacfc.org and click on the “campaign results” tab. For more information about local NAS Pensacola workplace campaigns, see your office CFC activity chairperson or contact the local EscaRosa CFC office at 452-2029.

Card updated, you can make an appointment at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil. For any questions, contact Ron Borland at 4525223 or DSN 922-5223; e-mail Ron.Borlan@navy.mil.


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Maj. John V. Shoemaker steps in at Det 2, 66 TRS; See page B2 Spotlight

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month October is

‘A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?’ From U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs

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ASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has announced the official theme for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month: “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” The theme promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce that includes workers with disabilities, who represent a highly skilled talent pool. “Employers who ensure that inclusive workplace policies and practices are woven into the fabric and culture of the organization create an environment that encourages all workers – including those of us with disabilities – to work to their full capacity and contribute fully to the organization’s success,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. Early announcement of the theme helps communities nationwide plan a series of announcements, events and meetings to begin in October, some of which will continue throughout the year. Such activities include proclamations, public awareness programs and job fairs that showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities.

As background, Public Law 176, enacted by Congress in 1945, designated the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” President Harry S. Truman designated the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to carry out the observance. In 1962, the word “physically” was removed from the week’s name to acknowledge the employment needs of all Americans with disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and

changed its name to “National Disability Awareness Month,” which eventually evolved to its current name. The Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy took over responsibility for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in 2001. ODEP’s mission is to provide national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related policies and practices to increase the employment of people with disabilities.

Seven states receive $20.7 million in Disability Employment Initiative funding from U.S. Labor Department for education, training, employment projects U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced $20,654,352 for seven states under the Disability Employment Initiative to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. The initiative is jointly funded and administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration and its Office of Disability Employment Policy. “This program represents our strong commitment to assisting people with disabilities in secur-

ing good jobs and providing career pathways,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “These Employment and Training Administration grants will expand the capacity of the public workforce system to provide training and employment services to people with disabilities.” This round of funding is the third under the Disability Employment Initiative, which currently supports 16 state projects. The new grants are being awarded to Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Rhode Island, and will implement exemplary employment services for individuals with disabilities in the public workforce system. The states with continuing grants

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“Everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to today’s workforce,” said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. “Enhancing the workforce system’s ability to provide effective coordinated and collaborative service delivery will help to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the employment training and supports they need to achieve selfsufficiency.” The department’s priority is to serve individuals with disabilities and those who are receiving Social Security disability benefits, and it is working on early intervention strategies to assist people with disabilities before they become disability benefici-

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aries. The Disability Employment Initiative expands the public workforce system’s participation in the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program by requiring participating state workforce agencies or local workforce investment boards to become active employment networks. Many Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries use the mainstream workforce system to seek employment opportunities. By serving as employment networks, grantees will expand the capacity of the department’s American Job Center network to serve Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities.

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Naval Hospital Pensacola, July 30-Aug. 12, 2012 Jameson Allen Wagner, was born to 2nd Lt. Jake and Victoris Wagner, July 30. Amelia Jean Nagel, was born to Lt. Cmdr. Mark and Theresa Nagel, July 31. Laila Trinity Swift, was born to Cpl. Robert III and Tiara Swift, Aug. 1. Bryliegh Drew Bills, was born to HA Bryce and Alyssa Bills, Aug. 2. Regina Jane Gordon, was born to Spc. Dustin and Haley Gordon, Aug. 2. Jack Thomas Beattie, was born to MK2 Christopher and Shannon Beattie, Aug. 3. Mckynzlee Alyse Klein, was born to Lance Klein and Samantha Noble, Aug. 3. Easton Jude Lee, was born to Lt. Michael and Briana Lee, Aug. 3. Bianca Day Atwood, was born to Lt. j.g. Matthew Atwood and Jennifer Novak, Aug. 3. Bryce Liam Honickel, was born to Staff Sgt. Sean and Lisa Honickel, Aug. 5. Ezekiel Robert Hudson, was born to Sgt. Stephen and Shannon Hudson, Aug. 6. Isabella Lee Hinkle, was born to HM3 Steven and Bryanna Hinkle, Aug. 6. Ari James McClain, was born to Tech. Sgt. James III and Jessica McClain, Aug. 6. Liam Gene Brown, was born to HM2 Andrew and Christina Brown, Aug. 6. Ava ReaAnn Lapp, was born to 1st Lt. Christian Jr. and Alexandra Lapp, Aug. 7. Chiayla Takai Arnold, was born to Darren Arnold and Spc. Bridget Kennedy-Arnold, Aug. 8. Danielle Elaine Pearl Greene, was born to Staff Sgt. Curtis and Tabatha Greene, Aug. 9. Matthew Christopher Malle, was born to HN Frank IV and HA Heather Malle, Aug. 12. Lily Katherine Bell, was born to Capt. Michael and Jessica Bell, Aug. 12.

September 28, 2012

New commander at Det 2, 66 TRS USAF Parachute Water Survival School From Det 2, 66th TRS

Maj. John V. Shoemaker assumed command of Det 2, 66th Training Squadron (USAF Parachute Water Survival School) from Capt. Michael J. Erdley at NAS Pensacola, Sept. 12. Lt. Col. Jeremiah R. Monk, commander, 66th Training Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash., officiated at the ceremony. Shoemaker enlisted in the United States Air Force in November 1988. Upon completion of pararescue training in 1989, he began his assignment as a pararescue specialist at the 56th Rescue Squadron, NAS Keflavik, Iceland. From 1991 to 1995, Shoemaker served as a pararescue specialist assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. There, he supported NASA space shuttle missions. From 1995 to 2001, Shoemaker was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C. At Pope, he oversaw personnel recovery planning. In 2001, Shoemaker then attended Officer Training School (OTS) and moved to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga. While at Moody, he was an assistant flight commander and flight commander overseeing personnel recovery operations and reintegration. From June 2004 to January 2008,

Maj. John V. Shoemaker

Shoemaker served as Air Force Special Operations Command Headquarters (AFSOC/HQ) lead planner for combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations. In February 2008, Shoemaker was hand selected as the first combat rescue officer to become a combat aviation adviser (CAA) in the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field. He conducted personnel recovery operations in support of Joint Chiefs of Staff and national command authority taskings within all geographical areas of responsibility and developed and implemented recovery and reintegration programs to support

combat aviation advisory operations. In this capacity, Shoemaker executed combat survival, water survival and Joint Personnel Recovery Agency specialized SERE training for special operations forces. Shoemaker is a qualified static-line jumpmaster, freefall jumpmaster and combat rescue diver. Shoemaker was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., in December, 1966. He is married to the former Theresa Dailey of Griffith, Ind. In his new assignment, Shoemaker will command the USAF Parachute Water Survival School onboard NAS Pensacola. The school’s mission is to ensure each student is prepared to survive an ejection, ditching or bailout at sea. Subjects taught include parachuting into water, survival equipment, search and rescue techniques, medical and psychological aspects of sea survival, sustenance and marine life. Hands-on training is emphasized, and a “stepping stone” approach is used to gradually bring students up to proficiency in using their equipment. The training area is located in Pensacola Bay. Under controlled conditions, students are placed in situations similar to what they might encounter in an actual emergency. The school graduates up to 2,640 aircrew members per year from its three-day course.


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NEXs going ‘Navy Blue’ this holiday season By Kristine M. Sturkie Navy Exchange Service Command PAO

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (NNS) – The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced recently that NEXs worldwide will be taking a new approach to the holiday shopping season this year. NEXs will offer sales and specials throughout the holiday season beginning in early November instead of starting off the holiday shopping season with a big sale the day after Thanksgiving. Also new this year, deployed Sailors will be able to take advantage of holiday specials by shopping online. “For the 2012 holiday shopping season, we have revised and refreshed our approach to the traditional ‘Black Friday’ sales events. We are calling it ‘Navy Blue

Friday’ and will emphasize Navy core values, Navy family and preserving Thanksgiving cultural values,” said Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer, NEXCOM. “We will also provide broader access to NEX sale items for afloat and deployed Sailors.” NEX customers will still find a wide variety of holiday gifts on sale as they have in the past. The prices on the items for sale will last for the duration of the sale, not be limited to a certain day or time period. NEX events will begin, worldwide, at 6 a.m. on Friday morning, featuring all-day Friday specials and additional sale items will be available across the entire three-day weekend. “We took this approach so customers

wouldn’t feel obligated to get up early and leave their families to go shopping for the holidays,” said Tess Paquette, NEXCOM senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Beginning our sales earlier in the season will allow our customers to better budget their holiday spending by purchasing gifts over a longer period of time.” NEXCOM also looked into how it could better serve its deployed customers. Based on feedback gained through focus groups, NEXCOM will run a special sale event for afloat Sailors at mynavyexchange.com three days prior to Thanksgiving, with exclusive sales tailored specifically to their needs.

Deployed customers will start receiving electronic or paper copies of the sales flyer onboard their ship in midNovember through their supply officer or sales officer. “We have developed an assortment of ‘Sailor requested’ items such as electronics, games and sports nutrition products which will be featured in the three-day sale,” said Paquette. “If Sailors are unable to participate in the sale due to operational or mission requirements, they will be able to contact NEXCOM’s call center after the sale dates and NEXCOM will accommodate them.” For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/ usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/nexcom/.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Artwork by Victor Bokas is featured on this year’s poster for the Pensacola Seafood Festival.

Seafood being served downtown From Fiesta of Five Flags

You can savor delicious seafood and enjoy the historic surroundings of downtown Pensacola during the 35th annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. Produced by the Fiesta of Five Flags, the three-day festival starts today, Sept. 28, in Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. Admission is free. The festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida and features more than 160 artisans and craftsmen from around the country. Treat your tastebuds to a variety of dishes from 17 food vendors bordering the park along Government and Alcaniz streets. Offerings will include seafood favorites such as grilled conch, gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut

Details • What: Pensacola Seafood Festival. • When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, Sept. 28; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 29; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. • For more information: Contact Fiesta of Five Flags office at 433-6512 or go to www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.

shrimp, crab cakes and more. For the second year, the Gulf to Table area in Fountain Park will feature local restaurants and caterers that will serve signature recipes to festival guests. The Fiesta Seafood Grille, which is presented by Pensacola Energy, will feature local chefs. The entertainment stage in Bartram Park will feature blues,

country, and rock ’n’ roll performers throughout the weekend and guests are welcome to bring chairs and blankets. Fun activities, including arts and crafts, sand art and face painting, will be featured in the children’s area in Bartram Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. The Pensacola Seafood Don McCloskey 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association, kicks off the fall racing season in Pensacola. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 29, at Seville Quarter, 130 East Government St. Advanced registration is $30 and race day registration is $40. Children can register for the Fun Run for $5. For details, check the association’s website at www.pensacolarunners.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days,” PG, 4:45 p.m.; “The Odd Life of Timonthy Green,” PG, 5 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 9:15 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days,” PG, noon; “The Odd Life of Timonthy Green,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 2 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m; “Step Up Revolution” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 9:15 p.m.; “The Watch,” R, 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days,” PG, noon; “Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “Step Up Revolution” (3D), PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “The Odd Life of Timonthy Green,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “The Watch,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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“Step Up Revolution” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Watch,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

Liberty activities

WEDNESDAY “Total Recall,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Moonrise Kingdom,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY

“The Odd Life of Timonthy Green,” PG, 5 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Savages,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “The Watch,” R, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Navy 237th Birthday Ball: The NAS Pensacola Navy Ball will be Oct. 12 at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Tickets are available through your command representatives and at the following MWR locations: the MWR Administration Office, Bldg. 4143, or the Liberty Center, Bldg. 3912, onboard NASP; and the ITT Office, Bldg. 3787, onboard Corry Station. There are a limited number of tickets, so don’t wait until the last minute. NASP Child Development Center (CDC) will be available for child care. Space is limited and reservations are required. Make your reservations early (no later than Oct. 1). Call the CDC at 452-2211. • Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show: Don’t miss out on the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, which is scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3 onboard NAS Pensacola. Admission to the 2012 air show is free and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs/seating. If you are looking for reserved seating options, visit the air show website at www.naspairshow.com and click on “tickets here” for a full listing of reserved seating options: Bleacher, box and flightline. You may also purchase your tickets at the Corry Station ITT Office, Bldg. 3787. Check out the air show website for the military and civilian performers for this year’s show. For more information, call the ITT Office at 452-6362. • Youth sports: Registration for Youth Flag Football and Youth Cheerleading is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 at the NAS Pensacola Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Flag football, $50; cheerleading, $75. For more information, call 452-2417. • Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families: Oct. 14 Naval Aviation School Command Theater, Chambers Street, Bldg 633, NASP. Two shows scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The shows are free and open to all authorized MWR patrons including activeduty and their families, retirees and their families and DoD civilians and their families. A limited amount of tickets are available at Corry Station (ITT and CDC office) and NASP (CDC, Youth Center and MWR administration office). For more information, call 452-8285. • Breast cancer awareness events: The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K starts at 7 a.m. Oct. 1. Meet at the Radford Gym aboard NASP. A mammogram van will be on site to give mammograms. Patrons do not need an appointment or referral and they will accept standard insurance, Medicare or Prime. NHP is having a walk-in “happy hour” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 23 and Oct. 25. Patrons do not need an appointment or a referral. These people will have to be Tricare Prime beneficiaries only. For more information or to order a “Help Save Second Base” breast cancer awareness T-shirt, call 452-3806, ext. 3107. • MWR’s Annual Haunted Fall Festival: From 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Blue Angel Park Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Field Road. Costume contest will include six age categories. The “competition” and haunted hay rides start at 4:30 p.m. Ticketed events: ($1 for five tickets) include face painting and carnival games. There also will be inflatable games (bounce house, obstacle course, spider mountain, fast pitch, gyro). Food also will be sold via tickets. Entry fee to the park will be $5 per car load. For more information, call 453-3798. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page: at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. MWR offers a Text-2-Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up. Text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

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Combined Federal Campaign As the 2012 EscaRosa Combined Federal Campaign rolls on, events are being planned. NETPDTC and DANTES at Saufley Field are planning CFC fish fries and garage sales, and NEX-Aviation Plaza has CFC

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cookouts and bake sales planned. Also in the works are a 5K run, chili cook offs and The Great Auto Rally. These events are great ways for you to get out of the office and enjoy food and fun for a good cause. For a list of cam-

paign events, visit www.escarosacfc.org, or see your command/office representative. For more information, contact the CFC office at 452-2029, or send an e-mail to manager@escarosacfc.org.

• Northwest Florida Blood Services: The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Council on Aging of West Florida: Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The average time spent delivering is one hour and 15 minutes. For information, call Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410.

• Goodwill Good Guides mentoring: The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Learn to Read: Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For information, call 432-4347. • The USS Alabama: Volunteers are needed for restoration help. For information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information, visit www.bbbsnwfl.org.

For more information on these or others opportunities available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2034, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered by the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted. • Parenting: Zero to Two Years of Age: A class to help prepare you for the arrival of your new baby is offered quarterly. The next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 16. To register, call 452-5990, ext.

3122. If you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to Peer Support Group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing your problems with peers is proven to be more successful to your wellbeing than discussing it with others.

Because peers served in the military, you can identify with each other. For service members and veterans returning from deployment, this is an opportunity to come together and share experiences. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5990, ext. 3122.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary.

• Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.


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