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NAS Pensacola hosts Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 2 and 3 ... The Navy’s Flight

Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2018 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show onboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 2 and 3. Gates open both days at 8 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site. For additional information on the show and reserved seating, go to www.naspensacolaairshow.com.

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Bells Across America toll at NASP By Ens. Scott Reagh NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) honored the sacrifices of service members and their families Sept. 27 as part of the nationwide program Bells Across America. (Above) DC3 Sammy Cohen presents the flag as bell ringer AN Cole Spaid, officials and participants look on. Photo by Mike O’Connor

In association with Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony Sept. 27 at the Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NAS Pensacola. Conducted concurrently throughout the United States under the auspices of the Navy Gold Star Program, Bells Across America recognizes military service members who died while on active duty. The bell was tolled as the 124 Pensacola, Florida-area service members’ names were read aloud to honor their commitment and sacrifice. Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon, NAS Pensacola command chaplain and event guest speaker, said the somber occasion served not only to recognize the family members of those left

behind but also to reinforce the important role service members play in defense of the nation. “One of the primary reasons we have the Gold Star event is to remember all who chose to serve their nation, who voluntarily put on the uniform,” he said. “Those service members are remembered and honored, and they showed a love of their nation by being willing to serve. It means a tremendous amount to me for them to be remembered and honored.” Bells Across America is an annual collaborative effort between U.S. military installations around the world and the Navy Gold Star Program, an entity designed to serve the families of all who died on active duty, regardless of branch of service or cause of death. The program provides surviving family members with support, information and services for as long as they desire. Since 1936, the last Sunday in See Bells on page 2

IWTC Corry Station to kick off new iteration of Saturday Scholars By Lt. John Laughrey Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Public Affairs

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station will kick off another iteration of the Saturday Scholars Program at orientation in the Corry Station Chiefs Mess tomorrow, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. Corry Station has the longest running Saturday Scholars Program in the U.S.,

now at 35 years. Every session of the program typically draws between 40 to 60 staff and students and a different elementary school is chosen each time. The students range from grades 3 to 5, and each student is assigned their own mentor. This iteration’s school is Montclair Elementary School, part of the Escambia County School District. “The students at these schools receive

exposure to people that have different experiences and open their eyes to a whole new world of possibilities that they might not have otherwise known about,” ITC Bill Kelley, IWTC Corry Station’s Saturday Scholars coordinator said. “The mentors truly care about these students and dedicate three to four hours every Saturday for six weeks to ensure that the student has the best experience possible.”

Every Saturday starts off with the mentor having breakfast at the school. Once the kids arrive, they will they will play games like kickball, put puzzles together and math relay races throughout the morning. The biggest weekend of the six-week program is a trip to the National Naval Aviation Museum. “This is a great opportunity for Sailors to break the monotony of being on base See Scholars on page 2

NASP Notes ... U.S. Birthday Navy Ball .... The 243rd U.S. Navy Birthday Ball will be held Oct. 13 in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. “Forged By The Sea” is the theme for 2018’s gala with 6 p.m. cocktails and a 7 p.m. dinner. Attire is dinner dress whites (military) and black tie equivalent (civilians). Hosted by Training Air Wing Six Command. For more, go to https://www.facebook.com/ pensacolanavyball. For tickets, go to https://www.accelevents.com/ events/PensacolaNavyBall. Flu vaccines ... Flu vaccines are available at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for TRICARE beneficiaries over the age of 6 months. Beneficiaries enrolled to Family Medicine or Internal Medicine should visit their team to receive a flu vaccination without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beneficiaries not enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team or enrolled to the Pediatrics Clinics can receive the flu vaccine at the Immunization Clinic Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patients enrolled to a Naval Branch Heath Clinic should contact their clinic to check on the availability of the vaccine. NHP is holding a Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic at the hospital Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. For more, call 505-6257. Fire Prevention Week is next week (Oct. 7 to 13). This year’s theme is “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” For a message from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, see Gosport page A2.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (center, seated) is joined by military and community leaders as he signs a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Domestic Violence Awareness Month recognized onboard NAS Pensacola By Ens. Scott Reagh NAS Pensacola Public Affairs

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin signed a proclamation during the third annual Community Response to Domestic Violence ceremony Oct. 2, addressing the Navy’s firm

resolve and commitment to ending domestic violence and abuse amongst Sailors and their families. Domestic Violence Awareness Month recognition onboard NASP began three years ago and was designed to honor important individuals both on and off the base who have done incredible work helping victims of domestic abuse. The ceremony and signing also highlight that there is still much work to

be done in regard to stopping domestic violence and abuse all together. “It is extremely critical to understand that domestic violence and abuse is not just physical, but it often is extremely emotional and mental as well,” Laurie Darmofal, a victim advocate (VA) with the Family Advocacy Program at NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) See DVAM on page 2

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NAS Pensacola FFSC TAP Job Fair Oct. 12 ... NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will be holding a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Job Fair Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the TGPS Classroom, Bldg. 741 (off Farrar Rd). The TAP Job Fair is open to all service members on active duty, reservists, guardsmen, retirees, spouses and family members. For more information, call 452-7788 or e-mail NASP_TAMP@NAVY.MIL.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 to 13

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Be aware.

Fire can happen anywhere.

From Craig Lewis Fire Prevention Chief Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC)

With the seasonal change to autumn, it is also time to bring fire prevention campaigns to mind. This year’s theme from National Fire Protection Asociation (NFPA) is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” To accompany the message from NFPA, here are three

basic but critical messages: 1. Look for places fire can start. 2. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. 3. Learn two ways out of each room. I would like to recommend you “get back to the basics”

of fire prevention using your common sense. • Never leave your house unprotected – have a smoke detector in each bedroom and one outside in the hallway. Also, have a smoke detector on each level of your home. • Test each detector month-

ly and if that battery “beeps” sounding the low battery alarm – replace it, don’t ignore it. That low battery could cost you your home or worse. • Know two ways out of your house – remote from each other. • Inspect your home for electrical safety, open flames in proximity to flammable liquid storage as well as candles. • Always practice cooking safety – never leave it

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Pensacola-area Gold Star family members assemble for a photo following the Sept. 27 Bells Across American rememberance ceremony at NAS Pensacola’s Aviation Memorial Chapel. Photo by Mike O’Connor

and to give back to a community that embraces the military so much,” Kelley added. “The time that the Sailors spend with these kids will pay dividends in shaping the future of our community. One of the guests at the orientation, a senior chief, was once a student in the Saturday Scholars Program – a testament to the long term impact that this program has.” Kelley and the rest of IWTC Corry Station welcome all military members that are interested in the program to come out Oct. 6 to learn more. “It could turn out to be the most meaningful six weeks of your life,” Kelley said.

unattended as fire happens quickly. Practice microwave safety. Three minutes to popcorn can accidently be 33:00 minutes with a double tap on the microwave’s timer pad (has it happened to you)? For briefings, classes or further information contact F&ESGC at 452-2898. The bottom line is fire prevention and safety is a yearround practice, not just every second week in October. As NFPA suggests, “Think About It!”

Saturday Scholars is an example of the Navy’s Personal Excellence Partnership Program, which strives for excellence in developing the youth of surrounding communities by promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles and civic responsibility. Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid, www. netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.

Bells from page 1 September has been designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day to recognize and honor those who have lost a loved one while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The program was officially recognized by presidential proclamation in 2009 and renamed to Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. NAS Pensacola FFSC asked Gold Star survivors to participate in the event and solicited names from the Pensacola area to be recognized during the ceremony. The names were collected and read in order of date of death as a bell was tolled, with four bells tolled to honor those names not listed. “I love the opportunity to say thank you to the families who are always a part of our family,” Kathleen Doherty, the NAS Pensacola FFSC director said. “This is that one day a year when we get to toll bells and tell them their loss is still important.” Retired Master Chief Jeff Grosso, a former NAS Pensacola command master chief whose active-duty Navy son was killed during a 2017 aircraft mishap, said the event serves to reinforce the reality of the oath they took when joining the United States Armed Forces to the thousands of young Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who come through training facilities onboard NAS Pensacola each year. “I was proud to see that they were out here,” he said. “Ceremonies such as this not only help in the healing process of those who have lost a loved one, but show these young service members that the job they have chosen is inherently dangerous and the sacrifices made by those who have come before them make continuing to do these jobs possible.” For more news from Naval Air Station Pensacola, visit www.navy.mil/local/naspensacola.

Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station student mentors, volunteers of the Saturday Scholars program, help Myrtle Grove Elementary School students solve science, technology, engineering and math problems during an “escape room” group exercise event earlier this year. Photo by Glenn Sircy

DVAM from page 1 said. “Domestic violence affects us all, and to this day it is a widely taboo subject. This month and this proclamation are critical in addressing this taboo headlong. If we are to rid ourselves of this terrible plight, we must be willing to address it and talk about it. That is what we are doing here, and it is what we will continue to do.” “Domestic violence affects us all,” Darmofal said. “Mission readiness is curtailed when domestic violence exists in the home of a Sailor. They may appear physically ready to undertake the mission they are assigned, but internally they are else-

where, struggling to find a solution to the domestic turmoil at home, and while they may physically be present, mentally they could adrift.” The realities of domestic abuse are felt everywhere, and throughout Command Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) similar proclamations are being signed, addressed and brought into the light and away from the shadows of the taboo. “Mission readiness is critical, and I believe the individuals recognized here today are aiding us in a critical aspect to make not only NASP mission ready, but the fleet mission ready,” Martin said. “It is critical that Sailors and their families know that

these services are available to them to help them develop a progressive and positive home life. That positivity at home translates into positivity here. Positivity promotes success, and success is what makes the Navy and its Sailors great.” Naval Air Station Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including Naval Aviation Schools Command, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Marine Aviation Training Support Groups 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command.

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

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The smart microwave: fast food, slow study By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


t was an ordinary morning. Or so we thought. The dog was napping in the kitchen corner, my son was making a sandwich, and I was folding laundry. But this day would live in infamy. My son’s plate clunked onto the glass turntable of our microwave. He slammed the door, and began punching the buttons necessary to melt cheese on his roast beef sandwich. A series of beeps sounded, and then he pressed “Start.” BOOM! “Hayden! What was that?!” I bellowed, instinctively lurching to his rescue despite nearly losing bladder control. The noise had come from the microwave that came with our house. It had not given us any problems since we bought the property, but something was most definitely wrong. After the alarming boom, the appliance emitted an ominous grumble and refused to operate. We tried every troubleshooting recommendation in the manual, and called an appliance

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repair guy for advice, but nothing worked. We were forced to face facts: Our microwave had blown her magnetron, and she was terminal. My son and I looked at each other with panic as if contemplating the end of the universe. “What does one do without a functioning microwave?” I wondered with fear. “Sure, we have a range and an oven, but they’re mainly for Thanksgiving. We’ll starve by the time November rolls around! In the meantime, how am I supposed to reheat my coffee when it goes cold? We’ll never survive!” Unable to cope with the thought of life without instant gratification, we ran straight to the store. My husband had received a Lowe’s gift card as a work bonus,

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 . so we upgraded to an impressive model known as the “Whirlpool Smart Microwave and Convection Oven with Scan-to-cook Technology.” “We have arrived!” I thought, remembering the years living in military base housing and cheap rentals, making due with substandard microwaves. Never

mind that I did not know exactly what made this newfangled appliance “smart” and had no idea how to cook by convection, I was ecstatic that we could finally afford “fingerprint-resistant stainless steel.” After a painful month of using our son’s pizza sauce-splattered college microwave that had been stored in a spidery corner of our basement, our new microwave arrived. I felt a little guilty watching the Lowe’s installers do their work, because I had been the kind military spouse who installed faucets, hung ceiling fans and replaced dryer heating elements when my husband was deployed. But when I saw that it took two men and a huge set of drill bits to hang the microwave and wall bracket, I realized that the proinstall saved us from a crooked appliance. When they were done, I thanked the installers and gave them a modest tip. I found my cold coffee for the test run. Placing the cup onto the sparkling clean turntable and closing the fingerprintresistant stainless steel door, I noticed that the display panel lit up like the cockpit of a Boeing EA-18 Growler. Searching the glowing words and icons, I spotted a keypad. I

punched in one-zero-zero, but was stymied about what to do next. A message appeared, “Press start or cancel.” On the display, I saw “Connect,” “Steam/Simmer,” “Convect,” “Defrost,” “Warm Hold,” “Accupop,” “Potato,” “Vegetable,” “Reheat,” “AutoCook,” “Remote Enable,” and “Kids Menu,” but no “Start.” I was afraid to punch any buttons for fear that I might inadvertently initiate an electronic warfare attack on my neighbors, so I grabbed the manual. An hour later, I found the start button – it was the square icon with an arrow in the middle, duh! – but I was more confused than ever. According to the manual, if I had the wherewithal to figure out the instructions, my smartphone could control the microwave remotely, I could program it to cook in Kosher Consumer-Friendly Mode and I could set it to automatically know the difference between tomato soup and Hot Pockets. I knew I would never use 90 percent of the microwave’s fancy features. Had we spent $500 just so we could melt cheese? I may have been outsmarted by an appliance, but sipping steaming hot coffee, it felt like it was worth every penny.

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National Naval Aviation Museum named a ‘Top Museum in the U.S.’ by TripAdvisor From Malerie Shelton Naval Aviation Museum Foundation


ripAdvisor recently announced the 25 winners of its 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for museums and the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) was once again recognized as a top museum in the country. NNAM ranks 17th on the list that includes well-known museums such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Arts, the Getty Center, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and more. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. “We are thrilled that the National Naval Aviation Museum has again been named a top museum by TripAdvisor,” retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director said. “It is especially satisfying given

TripAdvisor rankings are driven by user-generated content. It is nice to know our visitors are having a good experience when they visit our campus.” TripAdvisor, which is a travel planning and booking website, has more than 350 million unique visitors each month and more than 385 million reviews and opinions covering more than 6.6 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. “According to TripAdvisor booking data, museum ticket sales last year grew 29 percent for U.S. travelers and globally, bookings increased by 40 percent,” Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for

The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.

TripAdvisor said. “This year’s award winning museums serve as inspiration for travelers wanting to join the trend and discover some of the world’s finest collections of art, science, culture and history.” The top five museums in the U.S. are: 1. National 9/11 Memorial

and Museum 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art 3. National World War II Museum 4. Art Institute of Chicago 5. USS Midway Museum The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one

of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. See more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Historic aircraft are displayed both inside the museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.

Got points? Your Final Multiple Score is the key to advancement By Ens. Yixuan Liu Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center

Sailors studying for the fall 2018 Navywide enlisted advancement examinations (Cycles 240 and 103) need to know that the exam is just one of several factors used to determine advancement to the next-higher paygrade. The Final Multiple Score (FMS) determines if a E-3 to E-5 Sailor will be advanced, and is a calculation that takes into account several elements, including Advancement Exam Score, Performance Mark Average and additional points for awards, education, previous exam performance and Individual Augmentee assignment. “The FMS factors that have the greatest impact are their Advancement Examination results and Performance Mark Average,” Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Command Master Chief ETNCM(SS) James Berhalter said. “These two components account for over 80 percent of the total E4-E6 FMS, but since one or two points can make the difference in whether you get advanced or not, Sailors need to take advantage of all the points they have earned.”

To ensure that all eligible points are in the system, Sailors need to review and sign their Advancement Worksheet with their command’s Educational Services Officer (ESO) prior to taking an advancement exam. The Advancement Worksheet should list and contain all the correct data necessary to accurately calculate each service member’s FMS. CECS(SCW/ EX W/SW ) Nicholas Whitbeck, a military rating exam strategist at NETPDC, stressed that Sailors need to verify all the elements of their Advancement Worksheets, making sure they are accurate and up-to-date as soon as they are eligible for advancement. “Sailors need to make sure that their personal awards are updated in Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) and Navy Department Awards Web Service (NDAWS) and can do so with the help of their respective Administration Departments,” Whitbeck said. “This will ensure that their proper award points will be reflected on their worksheets for that exam cycle. They must also ensure that all of the evaluations are listed on their worksheets to ensure that the

proper PMA is reflected prior to the exam taking place. This will help alleviate some of the stress of trying to update or correct their worksheets after the results are posted.” Sailors seeking to better understand the FMS system can do so using the Navy’s FMS Calculator app. The app uses data entered by service members to calculate their projected FMS. The app also contains a tutorial that explains the calculations used to obtain the Final Multiple Score and historical FMS minimum advancement scores for each of the different ratings. The FMS Calculator app can be found by searching “FMS Calculator” on Google Play or in the Apple Store. “I used FMS when I was an E5 getting ready for my advancement exam,” PS1(SW/AW) Orazai Aydogdiyev, Leading Petty Officer for Navy Recruiting Station Dothan, Ala., said. “I wanted to strategically study for my exam, so by using the calculator, I was able to get the projected minimum score I needed on the exam to be competitive for promotion. The app accounts for all of your cycle, paygrade, evaluation scores, etc.; it compiles

all of that for you. I encourage junior Sailors to use the FMS app to see how competitive they are and gauge their percentile standing according to their peers. It is an excellent exam strategy.” A complete breakdown of the latest Navy Enlisted Advancement and FMS calculation details can be found at https://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/reference/instructions/BUPERSInstructions/Documents/1430.16F. pdf and NAVADMIN 114/14. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and Navy Enlisted Advancement System, visit https://www.facebook.com/Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299. NETPDC, located onboard NAS Pensacola Saufley Field, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center, and the Resources Management Department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https://www.public.navy.mil/ netc/netpdc/Default.aspx.







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Naval Hospital Pensacola’s pain clinic: New and innovative ways fighting pain

Heather Williams, a physician’s assistant in Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Pain Clinic, injects a patient with Botox to treat her migraine headaches Sept. 25. The Pain Clinic uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines psychology and physical treatments to help patients with chronic pain without using pain medications or surgeries.

Story, photo By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola


eptember is Pain Awareness Month and Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) pain clinic continues to use innovative methods to help active duty service members with pain management. The clinic will also be expanding services to family members and retirees enrolled to NHP in the very near future. “Our goal in the pain clinic is to treat chronic

pain patients with alternative methods that will improve their overall quality of life,” Lt. Valerie Vick, clinic manager for the pain clinic, said. The pain clinic uses

an interdisciplinary approach that combines psychology and physical treatments to help patients with chronic pain without using pain medications or surgeries. Pain

medications such opioids can cause serious side effects if abused and can cause dependency with some patients. “A lot of chronic pain related symptoms can now be treated without opioids and unnecessary surgeries,” Lt. Cmdr. Scott Lawson, a pain management physician with the pain clinic, said. “Our focus is a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in the Pain Clinic that will help our patients learn to manage their pain, which may involve a combination of different types of methods.” Heather Williams, a physician’s assistant in the pain clinic, works with patients to break what she refers to as the chronic pain cycle. According to a diagram that Williams displays throughout the clinic, chronic pain can cause decreased activity that can attribute to negative emotions, avoidance withdrawal and distress disability that can all lead back to more chronic pain. “Chronic pain is often a cycle that is hard to break,” Williams said.

“We give our patients the physical and psychological tools they need to break that cycle and get on the road to recovery.” Some of the alternative methods used at NHP’s pain clinic include physical therapy, auricular acupuncture, trigger point injections, nutrition and even Botox injections for migraine headaches. According to Williams, the Botox paralyzes small parts of the muscles in the head that can contribute to migraines. The Botox treatment is for severe patients with migraine symptoms that last at least 15 days a month. Patients who suffer from chronic pain can also develop emotional or psychological problems such as irritability, low mood, loss of pleasure, anxiety, poor sleep and changes in appetite. Chronic pain can significantly impact a person’s work performance and career. The pain clinic also works with patients to help them understand and manage the emotional stress of pain. “It’s important to learn how to cope with the stress associated with chronic pain,” Williams

said. “Learning stress coping methods will help patients break the pain cycle and help them develop stress tools they can use for the rest of their life.” To be seen at the pain clinic, active-duty service members need a referral from their primary care manager (PCM) and should not be within 12 months of retiring or within six months of changing duty stations. The Pain Clinic will soon be available to family members and dependents enrolled to NHP, but will also need a referral from their PCM. Established in 1826, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s mission is to deliver high quality health care to ensure a medically ready force and a ready medical force through strategic partnerships and innovation. The command is comprised of the main hospital and 11 branch health clinics across five states. To find out more, visit www. med.navy.mil/sites/pcola/ Pages/default.aspx or download the command’s mobile app by searching for keyword Naval Hospital Pensacola.


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NAS Whiting Field holds Bells Across America Gold Star event From NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office


AS Whiting Field (NASWF) held its third annual Bells Across America Gold Star event Sept. 27 to honor fallen service members in a ceremony at the NASWF Chapel. Lauren Anzaldo, Fleet and Family Support Center acting director, organized the event to remember and support Gold Star family members who have lost loved ones in service to their country. The ceremony recognized fallen service members from all branches of the military who lost their lives while serving on active duty. PO1 Anthony Kirby read aloud 60 service members’ names with a bell tolling for each lost service member. “The greatest love is to lay down your life for your friends,” Lt. Cmdr. Michael Griggs, NASWF chaplain, said in his

invocation remarks, symbolizing the ultimate sacrifice these service members made during their military service. Cmdr. Jim Brownlee, executive officer, NAS Whiting Field, emphasized the importance of not only remembering the service member lost, but also recognizing the family members who sacrificed so much for our nation. Bells Across America is a nationwide event sponsored by the United States Navy Gold Star Program. The program is a comprehensive Navy Survivor assistance program designed for families of service members who died while on

NAS Whiting Field held its third annual Bells Across America ceremony at the base chapel Sept. 27 to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving on active duty. The event symbolizes to Gold Star families that their loved ones are never forgotten, and they are always part of the Navy family. Photo by Lt.j.g. Harrison Garrett

active duty. The program was launched Oct. 1, 2014 and provides a level of long-term assistance and support not previously available. The mission of the Navy Gold Star Program is to deliver survivor assistance programs and services. For additional information on the Survivor’s Link newsletter, visit the website at www. navygoldstar.com/additional-

resources/navy-gold-star-newsletter. For more information about NAS Whiting Field’s support for the Gold Star Program, please contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at (850) 623-7177. NASWF, home of Training Air Wing Five, is the backbone of naval aviation training, supporting approximately 60 percent of all primary fixed-wing

flight training and 100 percent of all initial helicopter training for the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. NASWF is the busiest aviation complex in the world with more than 1.2 million flight operations flown at the installation annually. It is comprised of two main airfields and 12 Navy Outlying Landing Fields across five counties in southeast Alabama and northwest Florida.

Community service milestone recognized ... PO3 Jamey Ragsdale (right) received the award of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal from NAS Whiting Field’s Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee last week. Ragsdale was recognized for the unselfish giving of his personal time of 415 hours to community and base programs such as Run for the Fallen 5K, Toys for Tots, S.S. Dixon Elementary School field day, Cub Scout Pack 439 Tiger Den leader and a host of other activities. Ragsdale’s devotion and sacrifice to bettering the community “set an example for military volunteers throughout the area,” according to the award citation. Photo by Lt.j.g. Harrison Garrett

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October 5, 2018

GOSPORT Military Notices

DFCS meets honor service members

The Pensacola Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) meets every other month on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. The next lunch meeting will be Oct. 11. The Distinguished Flying Cross medal honors military officers and enlisted members who distinguished themselves by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Among distinguished DFC medal receivers is the late Sen. John McCain. For more information about DFCS membership and lunch meetings, e-mail ronaldhall2@aol.com or call 458-2504.

Local MOPH orders meets monthly

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

Web based field language tests

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

“Read All About It...” Gulf Coast retired military seminar

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

Clinic partners with Army PaYS

The U.S. Army and Medical Center Clinic will sign a partnership agreement Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at 8333 N Davis Highway as part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. PaYS is designed to help Soliders prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. For more information, e-mail william.b.skelton.civ@ mail.mil.

Onboard NASP NEX celebrates Navy’s birthday

Celebrate the Navy’s 243rd Birthday with the Navy Exchange (NEX) Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Special guests will include an appearance from Kazoo, the Blue Wahoos’ mascot. There will be a cake cutting, games and more, including a special Call of Duty video game tournament. For more information, call 458-8884.

DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Lower back pain volunteers needed

The DoD funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. The study purpose is to determine what effects chiropractic care has on the strength and balance of active duty personnel with low back pain. Strength and balance are both important measures of military readiness. Any active-duty personnel interested in volunteering or hearing more about the study can contact Crystal Franklin at 452-8971, 3779183 or e-mail crystal.a.franklin.ctr@mail.mil.

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Around Town Annual JUMP set for Oct. 6

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

Annual Greek Festival announced

The 59th Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Festival will be held Oct. 12 through 14 at the church located on 1720 W Garden Street. Festival times are: 11 a.m. to 9



p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, and noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 14. For more information, visit www.pensacolagreekfestival.com.

Local American flag ceremony

The Brownsville Assembly of God Church, located at 3100 W. Desoto St., is sponsoring an American Flag Ceremony in honor of all military veterans and the Brownsville community Nov. 4 from noon to 12:30 p.m. All active-duty and retired military veterans, family members and community members are invited to attend For more information, e-mail rwatkins7181@yahoo. com.

Community Fest Craft Show date

There will be a community craft show Oct. 13 starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Rd. The show will feature 40 vendors with custom crafts and one-of-a-kind art, including wood crafts, glass art, metal art, birdhouses, clay pottery, custom fishing rods, candles and bath bombs, local honey and much more. There will also be a fish fry, bake sale and live music. As a community service, the “Big Red Bus” Bloodmobile will be on site. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 492-2604.

Annual Christmas Creation date

The 41st annual Christmas Creation Arts and Craft Show will be held Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served both days. Santa will make an appearance Nov. 17 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Get a host gift for Thanksgiving and start on your Christmas list. Stop by the Sweet Shoppe for cheese straws, cookies and pies . For more information, e-mail kmwramsey@gmail.com.

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet

The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, Oct. 6 at the El Paso Mexican Grill, located at 5490 Mobile Hwy. El Paso will open at 11 a.m. and any presentations will start at noon. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. The Gulf Coast Group alone has enough history to fill several volumes and we need to share this history or it will be lost forever, so do not hesitate to bring your memorabilia to the meeting. For more information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, call 378-8553.

Brick engraving for Wall South

The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation launched a brick engraving fundraiser titled Walk of Honor to allow members of the local community to sponsor an engraved memorial brick on behalf of fallen veterans. Community members can also sponsor engraved memorial bricks to show their lasting support for the veteran community. The Walk of Honor will replace the current walkway that leads to Wall South, the only permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial, located at Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola. Sadly, the path to freedom comes with great sacrifice, not just for the ones we lost but for the ones we left behind. The Walk of Honor will allow their sacrifice to be known and honored in our own local area. For more information, contact Nancy Bullock, VMPF Board Member, at 982-8977 or e-mail contactvmpf@ gmail.com.

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October 5, 2018


From U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs


eflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” 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. In keeping with the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to ensuring an American workforce for Americans of all abilities, this year’s official National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” “President Trump’s administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans can access good, family-sustaining jobs,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said. “A workforce that empowers everyone is good for job seekers as well as job creators. Over the past year, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities has significantly declined. Continued steady job creation will provide even more opportunities for all Americans to get hired and provide for their families.” Observed each October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities

throughout American history, and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all Americans have access to the services and supports to enable them to work. Although led at the national level by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the true spirit of NDEAM lies in the many observances held across the nation every year. The Department announces the annual theme early to facilitate planning of events. The 2018 theme emerged from discussions with organizations that partner with ODEP, including those representing employers, persons with disabilities and their families and federal and state government agencies. 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

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Navy Lodge Pensacola celebrates Hospitality Week; See page B2 “Spotlight”

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. • 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 IncreasingCompetitive 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.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez with the Committee, Jan. 22, 2015.

Gosling Games Color Me: ‘Eyes on the skies’

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.



According to one news story, if “global warming” continues, in five years the only chance we’ll have to see a polar bear is in a zoo. So in other words, nothing is going to change.




October 5, 2018

Navy Lodge Pensacola celebrates Hospitality Week From Carla Gutierrez Navy Lodge Pensacola Photos by Ambrosia Osborne and Andrea Beck Navy Exchange (NEX)


avy Lodge (NL) Pensacola participated in National Hospitality Week Sept. 17 to 21.

Navy Lodge Pensacola associates competed in several “Olympic Game” events including the “Toilet Paper Mummy,” “Spray Bottle Shoot,” “Plunger Javelin Throw” and “Pin the Do Not Disturb on the G.M.” “My staff looks forward to participating in Hospitality Week each year,” Carla Gutierrez, general manager, NL Pensacola said. “Our Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and maintenance staffs work tireless every day to support our military

The “Plunger Throw” looks like fun ...

NAS Pensacola CMDCM Mario Rivers, (second from left) takes a group shot with Navy Lodge Pensacola personnel at the National Hospitality Week “Olympic Games.”

families. Hospitality Week lets them show off their skills and have fun at the same time.” The Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program offers clean, comfortable and convenient locations around the world to authorized guests at 45 percent less than comparable civilian hotels. Guests who stay at a Navy Lodge will find oversized rooms and family suites with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, premium TV

“Spray Bottle” target challenge.

channels, soft and firm pillows, guest laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. In addition guests receive free breakfast, Wi-Fi and newspaper during their stay. As an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 70 pounds in weight can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with its owner. To make a reservation at a Navy Lodge, call (800) 628-9466, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online at navy-lodge.com.

Halloween came early for Romeo Lyn Montes and GM Carla Gutierrez get Romero and Joseph Edma. involved in the “Olympics.”

Command Lines


• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Nov. 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Oct. 18. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at Naval Hospital Pensacola courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Oct. 18. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play.

• Worship schedule • NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday • 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.

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola. com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • Grace Christian Church – (a non-denominational Christian Church/Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m. • 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.

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 re-

sponse 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 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil.



Off Duty

Fair announces event lineup From Katie King EW Bullock Associates Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition, the Pensacola Insterstate Fair, returns for its 84th season Oct. 18 through Oct. 28, bringing with it the excitement of attractions and screams from exhilarating rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family. “We are proud, once again, to bring an entertainment package for the whole family,” Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair general manager, said. “We invite all to come and enjoy 11 days of fun and excitement.” For the third year in a row, the fair’s musical lineup kicks off opening night with the “Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals,” an epic showdown Oct. 18 starting at 7 p.m. Twelve winning acts will battle it out on stage to become the 2018 Lip Sync champion. Check www.catcountry987. com for additional details on the Lip Sync Battle. The fair is proud to partner with Pensacon for the inaugural Pensacon Day. Come in costume and join the party. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., bring your camera and get your picture taken with your favorite characters from Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek and more. Costume is optional. Note: The fair is a family-friendly event. For safety, certain costume elements, props and accessories may not be allowed on rides. On Oct. 24, the public is invited to attend and participate in the 4-H youth and FFA livestock auction at 7 p.m. from the livestock arena. Around 30 steers will be auctioned off this year, so do not miss out. In addition, local country singer/songwriter Dusty Sanderson will be strumming his guitar on stage at 7:30 p.m., playing originals and covering some of his country and southern rock favorites. As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come out Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. as

The Pensacola Interstate Fair shines at dusk with spectacular lights. Photo from www.pensacolafair. com

Thane Dunn and his eight-piece Cadillac Kings present “The Definitive Elvis Tribute.” Dunn has been called the full Elvis package – delivering not only the look, voice, moves and mannerisms but also the magnetic personality and off-the-wall boyish charm that makes you a believer. Dunn pays huge attention to detail in his shows to make sure his audiences feell like they are watching the King himself. New to the Fair this year are the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, who race to the finish line for Oreo cookies. The pigs perform three shows a day Monday through Friday, and five shows per day on the weekends. In addition to the daily music acts, fairgoers can experience an interactive, hands-on exotic animal zoo at the Eudora Farm’s “Animals from Around the World” station. The petting zoo is open daily from fair open to close. Along with all other events, there will be a variety of musical performances, including local favorites the White Tie Rock Ensemble, Canadian country bluegrass music duo High Valley, rock, punk, reggae and ska band Sugar Ray, among many more. American country music singer and songwriter Craig Campbell will close out the fair concert series. For a full schedule of events, daily show times or more information, visit www.pensacolafair.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY (PG13) t “Searching” 5 p.m. c “A Simple Favor” (R) 7:30 p.m. h “Alpha” (PG13) 11 a.m.

“Crazy, Rich Asians” (PG13) 1 p.m. “Happytime Murders” (R) 3:30 p.m.

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“Alpha” (PG13) Noon

“Peppermint” (R) 2 p.m.

“Crazy, Rich Asians” (PG13) 2 p.m.

“The Nun” (R) 4:10 p.m.

“A Simple Favor” (R) 6:30 p.m.

“The Nun” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“First Man” (PG13) 6 p.m. This showing is free

“Peppermint” (R) 4:30 p.m.

“Alpha” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.

“Peppermint” (R) 8 p.m.

“Searching” (PG13) 10 a.m.

“A Simple Favor” (R) 7 p.m.

“Searching” (PG13) 4:40 p.m.


“The Nun” (R) 2:20 p.m.

“Alpha” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“A Simple Favor” (R) 4:30 p.

“The Nun” (R) 7 p.m.

“Mile 22” (R) 12:10 p.m.

“Peppermint” (R) 7 p.m.

“Searching” (PG13) 12:30 p.m. “The Nun” (R) 3 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. “Mile 22” (R) 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Mile 22” (R) 5 p.m. “A Simple Favor” (R) 7 p.m.

“Crazy, Rich Asians” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Alpha” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

“Crazy, Rich Asians” (PG13) 7 p.m.

THURSDAY “The Nun” (R) 5 p.m. “Happytime Murders” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Searching” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Peppermint” (R) 7:30 p.m.

October 5, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip Oct. 12 through 14 to Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets Try this and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. • Pop-Up PlayBackpacking 101 Skills dates: Pop-Up PlayCourse is a prerequisite dates will be hosted for all NAS Pensacola throughout NASP and backpacking trips. For NASP Corry Station more information call the second and fourth Tuesday of every 281-5489. month from now un• Navy CDH Protil Nov. 27. Make new gram: Want to support military families friends in the commuand have a transferable nity. The next event will career when you PCS? be Oct. 9, 10 a.m.to Become a Child Devel- noon. For more inforopment Home Provider. mation, call 452-3806. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Zombie 5K Run: MWR will host a Zombie 5K Run Oct. 26 at 7 a.m. through the Radford Trail. Pre-registration is required at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information or to register, call 452-9845. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802. • Football Challenge: There will be a Football Challenge day Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Wenzel Gym, Bldg. 3711. This event is to see where you measure up with your peers and NFL draftees from this past year. Events will incude a quarterback accuracy test, an L-Drill, short shuttle (5-105), broad jump and a 40-yard dash. This event is open to all eligible MWR patrons. For more information, call 452-6198. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (4522417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421 or e-mail baldg6@att.net.

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


OCTOBER 5, 2018

Marketplace Announcements Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-4581979. pensacoladanceclub. com.

Articles for Sale Kimber K6S .357 mag./.38 SPL 6 rnd. 2” bbl. brushed stainless. As new in box. Rosewood grips, carry holster. BARGAIN @ $700.00. (850)484-8998 Dave Vintage 1956 Turkish 8mm Mauser. Shoots fine & comes with bayonet/scabbard, some ammo and hard case. Orig. cond. $400.00 OBO(850)484-8998 Dave

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Antique full bed metal Brother sewing machine. frame w/mattress /bed Like new. Barely used spread. 165.00 with carry case. $30. 850607-7668 or 712-0877 Frigidaire washer/dryer combo. Working condi- 2013 Kia Soul. Garage tion. $450. 850-346-8938 kept. Excellent condition. Automatic. 20,500miles. Black leather English sad- $9,000. 850-626-5900 dle w/ accessories. $350. 850-346-8938 20 inch lawn mower. Cuts, runs and looks great. $75. White mink jacket size 850-944-5763 small. $350. 850-346-8938 Choker whites and khakis Rare Ortgies Dble Button (pants 36/ coat 46). 850Sfty, All Matching + 9mm 944-5763 Kurz Barrel + Grips-$1000/ OBO/Trade-FL CC, Face 2 gallon gas can. $5. 8502 Face, BOS, Reg if Base 944-5763 Res.904-521-3559 Auto Auto NIB Galil ACE 7.62NATO 16”- + Extras- $1650 - 2018 Hyundai Tucson SEL. Trade M1A - FL CC, Face Smoke free. One owner. to Face, BOS, Reg if Base MSRP $23,800. All main. Res. 904-521-3559 records incl. Transferable manufactures warranty. Colt LE6920 M4-Almost Blue tooth, Power locks/ Brand New-Beaucoup windows, Apple Car play, Xtras $850-Trade? FL CC, Under 6,000 miles, Cruise Face 2 Face, BOS, Reg if control, AC, Great tires. Base Res. 904-521-3559 Moving overseas. $22,000. Call 850-910-4304 Teak bar w/ liquor cabinet, glass cabinet and pull 97 Pontiac Excellent conout mixing cabinet. $800 dition, Exceptionally clean. OBO. 850-607-7668 or 39800 original miles. Must 712-0877 see. $4550.00 850-501-8760 Thomasville California king bedroom set w/ mirror 96 Nissan Hard body pickheadboard, two matching up truck. 131000 original side tables with drawers miles. Great shape. Exand pull out trays. Also in- cellent running condition. cluded is a 6 drawer dresser Great car for student or new with mirror. $1000 OBO. driver.Call 8509959244 850-607-7668 or 712-0877

Auto 1988 JEEP Wrangler Sport,6 Cyl, 5 Speed. Only 68,975 True Miles! Original Paint & Interior. VERY Nice, Looks & Drives Great! $6950 OBO. (985) 707-8600 1961 Pontiac Ventura. All original interior/exteriorNeeds restoration engine turns over. Original owner $4000.00 2012 HD heritage softtail classic. Midnight blue/ silver. Only 3300 miles. Garage kept, bike is immaculate. $13,500. 850516-1996, leave message. 2016 Harley 883 with 1500 miles-asking $4995-call 850-857-9744 Boats

Real Estate For rent – 1 bedroom. AC. 15 minutes to Navy hospital and base. $300. 850456-5534 Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http://www.vrbo. com/4016771ha



2004 Bentley Pontoon Boat great shape $12,000 Call Steve at 850-393-6114 REAL ESTATE Real Estate PAID** 10/5 and 10/12 Newly remodeled 3BR/2BA home. 5 minutes to base. 1500 sq. ft. Big back yard. $1300 month. Call 423-260-9561 Lot for sale Spanish Cove Drive N approx. 70.1 ft wide by 147.4 ft deep Call Ed at 850 368 5531 Set up for water, sewer & phone Bldg only


PAY TRIBUTE TO FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES AT THE WALK OF HONOR! Place your order for a custom brick to honor the military service and sacrifice of family and friends. Order by October 5th to be installed in the Walk of Honor for Veterans Day. Join us for the dedication of these bricks at the Veterans Day Observance at Veterans Memorial Park on November 12 at 11 a.m. These bricks are the perfect tribute to pay respect and honor as well as preserve the legacies of those who have served our nation in the Armed Forces. Order online by October 5th at https://veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/Walk-of-Honor

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