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Navy announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan ... The Navy announced recently it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move toward occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. For the full story, see today’s Gosport page A4.

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NAS Pensacola hosts Guantanamo evacuees From staff and wire reports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Four C-17 and two C-130 aircraft from U.S. Transportation Command relocated approximately 700 spouses and children, along with 65 pets, from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba, to NAS Pensacola Oct. 2. NAS Pensacola’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, met the planes as they arrived. Shuttle busses carried the evacuees to quarters where they will live until it is safe to return to NSGB. At a town hall meeting held for the Guantanamo personnel Oct. 3, Martin let the group know they had NAS Pensacola’s full support. “I know that you have huge concerns,” he told the group. “I know this is a stresssful time. Our job is to make it as less stress-

ful as we can for all of you. We’re here to support you for the entirety of your stay here.” Martin outlined the base resources available, and answered questions from the group. Children’s education, transportation availability, paperwork logistics and financial questions were addressed by Martin and the NASP command staff. Some of the answers drew cheers and laughter from the evacuees, and methods were outlined getting information from NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and other resources directly to the group. Approximately 4,800 personnel remaining behind at NSGB sheltered in place or moved to a designated shelter depending on the storm rating for their assigned housing. The base is communicating with personnel via the Armed Forces Network, social media, and all-

Amy Lynn Culpepper, the wife of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s (NSGB) Commanding Officer Capt. David Culpepper, speaks with members of the local media during a media availability onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Oct. 4. Wednesday morning (Oct. 5), after the storm had passed and a damage assessment was made, NSGB CO Culpepper reported the damage was not severe. “The impact to the base was minimal,” he told listeners in a conference call. “We have a few downed trees, we have one downed power line, but really the beaches took the most damage from the surge.” Photo by PO1 Stacy D. Laseter

hands e-mails. Emergency Family Assistance Centers (EFAC) are open at NAS Pensacola and at NS Guan-

tanamo Bay to assist families with their needs. NAS Pensacola provided contact information for the EFAC to the evacuees

when they arrived at the installation. Personnel needing assistance can visit www. and

complete a needs assessment. A Navy family counselor will make contact and provide assistance.

More energy efficiencies coming to NAS Pensacola From Earl Bittner NavFac Southeast Public Affairs

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast selected Pensacola Energy to receive a $31.5 million award Sept. 29, for a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) project to bring energy upgrades aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. A UESC is a limited-source contract between a federal agency and its serving

utility for energy and water efficiency improvements and demand reduction services.

“This project improves on the culture of energy conversation at NAS Pensacola, reinforcing our commitment to good stewardship of the environment, gaining efficiencies in our infrastructure,

and reducing energy consumption by ten percent over our 2015 baseline,” said NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin. “We continue our partnership with Pensacola Energy and recognize the remarkable work that both teams have contributed in putting this project into action.” The UESC will apply several energy conservation measures to 43 facilities at NAS Pensacola. The project calls for the design and installation of interior and ex-

terior lighting upgrades, water conservation measures, chiller plant improvements, upgrades to NAS Pensacola’s energy management and control system (EMCS), and building envelope improvements. In addition, the project will include transformer replacements to improve energy security and mechanical upgrades to modernize the heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems in See Energy on page 2

Drive-through flu vaccines available at NHP Oct. 22 From Jason Bortz NHP Public Affairs Officer

Chalk-streaked runners cross the finish line of the CFC 5K Color Run Sept. 30. Photo by Bruce Cummins

CFC 5K Color Run kicks off fund drive By Lt. Cmdr. Sven Sharp Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) service members hosted the Florida Panhandle Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 5K Color

Run Sept. 30, as a kickoff to the annual fund drive. Event co-organizer NATTC Air Department instructor PO1 Nyran Gayle said the run provided a unique opportunity for not only the See CFC run on page 2

Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting its annual Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon for all TRICARE beneficiaries. The vaccine will be free, but is only available for

TRICARE beneficiaries. The drive-thru will be conducted at NHP, which is located at 6000 West Highway 98. Bring a government ID card and a list of current medications. The hospital will be using an injectable flu See Flu on page 2

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15 Time to check your smoke detector From Craig Lewis NASP Fire Prevention Chief

This year we are looking at one of the most important items in your home – smoke detectors. Whether they are 110-volt, operated by a 9-volt battery or hard-wired with a battery back-up, you need to test them once a month, replace the battery every six See Fire prevention on page 2

Hispanic Heritage celebrated at NASP ... Naval Aviation Schools Command’s Cmdr. Manuel Cortes (top) was guest speaker at NASP’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration, held Oct. 4 at the Chiefs Club. Children from Corry’s VPK school also put on a show and song in costume. Photos by Janet Thomas

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Energy from page 1

many of the base facilities.All of these EMCS improvements were carefullyanalyzedforcompatibility withDepartmentoftheNavyCybersecurity and ‘Smart Grid’ future goals. “Theenergymanagersandproject teamsonbothsideshavedevelopeda tremendousprojectthatgreatlyincreasestheefficienciesofourbuilding systems, reducing our overall energy consumption,” said NAS Pensacola Public Works Officer Cmdr. Brent Paul. “We had to get creativeinrecentyearsasbudgets tightenedandthisutilizationofprivatefinancingisanothertoolwehave inourtoolboxtoexecutenecessary facility improvements and achieve ourenergyreductiongoals.” Manyoftheelectricalsavingsbuilt intothiscontractinvolveasystematic processofensuringthatallenergy conservationmeasuresachievefacilityperformanceaswellasutilizing new technology. The project will bringahostofHVACadvancesto NASPensacola,includingtheinstallationofnewchillers,variablefrequency drives, and chilled water pumps.Lightingupgradesconsistof convertinginteriorandexteriorlights inbuildingswithlight-emittingdiode (LED)lightsources. “Thisprojectisprojectedtosave morethan98,000MBTU(Million BritishThermalunits)andapproximately82,200,000gallonsofwater annually,”saidNASPensacolaInstallationEnergyManagerSabrina Williams.“Thatequatestoabout$2.9 millionannuallyincombinedenergy andwatersavings.” TheprojectfallsundertheEnergy Independence and SecurityAct of 2007,whichauthorizesagenciesto useappropriations,privatefinancing, oracombinationofbothtocomply withitsrequirementsforUtilityEnergyServiceContracts(UESC)for evaluations/projectimplementation. It also supports President Barack Obama’sannouncement,December 2011,ofa$4billioninvestmentin energyupgradestocombinedfederal andprivatesectorbuildings.When announced,theinvestmentswereintended to save billions in energy costs,promoteenergyindependence and,accordingtoindependentestimates, create tens of thousands of jobsinthehard-hitconstructionsector.  The $4 billion investment in 2011includeda$2billioncommitment,madethroughtheissuanceofa PresidentialMemorandum,toenergy upgradesoffederalbuildingsusing longtermenergysavingstopayfor up-frontcosts,atnocosttotaxpayers. TheprojectisexpectedtobecompletedbyNovember2018.


Info on new retirement system released From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON(NNS)– Navyhasreleasedinformationonthetransitiontothe BlendedRetirementSystem(BRS)and trainingrequirementsSept.27,inNavAdmin217/16. SignedintolawinNovember2015,the FY16NationalDefenseAuthorizationAct (NDAA)createdanewmilitaryretirement system for service members. The new BlendedRetirementSystemgoesintoeffectJan.1,2018.However,Sailorswhoare currently serving in the Navy will be grandfatheredintothecurrentretirement system.ActiveComponentSailorswith lessthan12yearsofservice(asofDec.31, 2017) and Reserve Component Sailors withfewerthan4,320retirementpoints(as ofDec.31,2017)willbeabletoopt-into thenewretirementplaniftheychooseto doso. Unlike the current retirement system whichprovidesaretirementpensionof2.5 percentofbasepayforeveryyearofservice(YOS),BRSprovidesautomaticand governmentmatchingThriftSavingsPlan

(TSP)contributions,amid-careerContinuationPayandaretirementpensionof2.0 percentofbasepayforeveryYOS. Under BRS, members that leave the militarybeforeearningaretirementpensiontakewiththemtheirTSPaccountincluding government contributions after completing two years of service.Additionally, members enrolled in BRS that earnaretirementpensioncanchoosetoreceiveaportionoftheirpensioninalump suminexchangeforareducedretiredpay untilreachingfullretirementage. InanefforttofacilitateasmoothtransitiontoBRS,allNavyservicemembers willberequiredtocompleteeithertheBRS Leader'sTrainingcourse,whichisnow available on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)andNavyE-learningortheBRS Opt-inTrainingcoursethatwillgolive earlyin2017accordingtotheNavAdmin. Toensureservicemembershavetheinformation they need to make informed choicesonBRS,fourtargetededucation coursesarebeingdevelopedanddeployed including,therecentlyreleasedtrainingfor leadersinOctober2016,acourseforfinancialandretirementcounselorsinearly

2017,acourseforoptineligiblemembers andinJanuary2018acoursethatisspecificfornewaccessions.Trainingwillbe availableonJKO,NavyE-Learningorvia DVDswhichcanbeorderedfromDefense ImageryManagementOperationsCenter (DIMOC). Sailors can also find information on BRSattheDepartmentofDefenseBRS webpagehttp:// military pay. blended retirement/. Thispagewillberoutinelyupdatedwiththemostrecentinformationonthenewretirementsystem. Command pass liaisons have been tasked with ensuring that all command membershaveupdatedemailaddressesin NavyStandardIntegratedPersonnelSystem(NSIPS)WebtofacilitateBRSeligibilitynotifications. Commandcareercounselorsandcommandfinancialspecialistsaretaskedwith ensuringthattheyareknowledgeableon BRSandareabletoprovideSailors’with informationontheresourcesavailablefor membersthatwishtolearnmoreabout BRS. ReadNavAdmin217/16atwww. npc.

CFC run from page 1

Flu from page 1

commandtocometogether,butthePensacola-areamilitarycommunityaswell. “Wehadjustover1,300runnersintherace,withabout 1,200NATTCNavyandMarineCorpsstudents,andalmost100otherPensacola-areacommunitymembersparticipating,”hesaid.“We’rehopingthiscreatesawareness throughouttheareaabouthowimportanttheCFCtruly is.” TheCFCisanannualworkplacecharitycampaign, withalmost200CFCcampaignsthroughoutthecountry andoverseasraisingmillionsofdollarseachyear.Pledges madebyfederalcivilian,postalandmilitarydonorsduringthecampaignseason(whichrunsSept.1toDec.15) supporteligiblenon-profitorganizationsthatprovide healthandhumanservicebenefitsthroughouttheworld. GaylesaidPensacola-areacommandseachhaveadesignatedCFCcoordinator,andindividualsinterestedin donatingtoacharitythroughtheCFCshouldcontacta commandrepresentative. TheruncoincidedwiththeCoalitionofServiceMembersAgainstDestructiveDecisions(CSADD)-sponsored NATTCStudentPicnic. NATTCExecutiveOfficerCmdr.ScottShermansaid hehopestherunandpicnicwillhelpreinforcethebenefitsofboththeCFCandCSADD,twoorganizationsimportanttoSailorsandMarines. “A lot of the NATTC participants are first-term Sailors,”Shermansaid.“ThepicnicandtheColorRun aregreatopportunitiesfortheseyoungmenandwomen toseewhatCFCandCSADDareallabout.” Sherman added that the emphasis of the CFC 5K ColorRunremainedonfunratherthancompetition,with runnersbeginningtheracedressedincleanwhiteT-shirts or the Navy physical training uniform and passing throughcolorstationsateachmilemarker.Eachcolor stationwasassociatedwithadifferentcolor,andvolunteersblastedparticipantswithdyedcornstarchfromspray bottles. FormorenewsfromCenterforNavalAviationTechnicalTraining,visit

vaccineforages6monthsandolder.Thehighdosevaccinewillalso beavailableforbeneficiaries65andolder.Beneficiariesusingthedrivethroughwillbeabletoremainintheircartoreceivethevaccine,butwill berequestedtoparkinanearbylotfor15minutestobemonitoredfor anypossiblevaccinereactionsbeforedrivingaway. VaccinesarecurrentlyavailabletoallTRICAREbeneficiariesatNHP’s ImmunizationClinicMonday-Friday,8a.m.-4p.m.BeneficiariesenrolledtoaMedicalHomePortTeamcanalsovisittheirteamatNHPbetween8a.m.-4p.m.Monday-Fridaywithoutanappointmenttoreceive thevaccine. Formoreinformation,contactNHP’sImmunizationClinicat505-6257. Fire prevention from page 1

monthsandreplacesmokedetectorsevery10years. Asyoumayalreadyknowthere shouldbeasmokedetectorinevery bedroom,hallwayoutsidethebedroomsandoneverylevelofyour home. Withthehard-wiredsmokedetectors, when you test one they shouldallsound(ifinterconnected), alsoyouwanttotestadifferentlocationeachmonthwiththeresult beingthesame–allactivating.Fire &EmergencyServicesGulfCoast (F&ESGC)cannotstressenough the importance of testing, maintaining or replacement of smoke detectorswhereyoulive.Where individuals fail to maintain their smoke detectors there can, and sometimesare,seriousand/orfatal consequences. Itisasadfactthatin2016anaverageofsevenpeopledieinUnited States’homefireseveryday.The

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... In September, Gosport introduced a new feature: NASP History in Focus, which calls attention to the rich historical legacy of the base.

NationalFireProtectionAssociation(NFPA)newhomestructure firesreportshowsthatfivegeneral causes – including cooking and heating– accountfor84percentof reportedhomefires. When your smoke detector “chirps,”makesureyouhavethe replacementbatterybeforeyouremovetheoldone–thatchirptells youthebatteryislowandwon’tlast muchlonger.It’sannoying,butthen againit’ssupposedtobeasaremindertochangethatbattery. Thisisafastpaceddayandage inwhichwelive,andF&ESGCare askingthatyoutryandslowdown –andtakethetimetotestandmaintainoneofthemostimportantitems whichinturnprotectsthemostimportantthinginourhome– family. Fire officials at Fire & EmergencyServicesGulfCoastareon handtoanswerquestions,whether thosequestionspertaintofiresafety atworkorhome.CallF&ESGCat 452-2898.

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Navy pilot says F-35C exceeds his expectations Commentary by Lt. Nicholas Rezendes Strike Fighter Squadron 101

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he best part of my job as a naval aviator is, for sure, being able to hop in a jet and leave all of life’s other concerns behind. Allowing yourself to focus completely on the task at hand can be therapeutic. I have flown a handful of different aircraft, starting out in flight training with the T34C Turbo Mentor and the T45A and C Goshawks. After receiving my wings, I flew the F/A-18C Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113. Now, I am flying the F-35C Lightning II. And just like that sounds, the F35C is leaps and bounds ahead of what I have grown accustomed to. The F-35C is a stealth aircraft with powerful avionics that are at the cutting edge of technology. The F/A-18C was at the cutting edge in the 1990s, but the venerable Hornet is showing its age after more than two decades; so you can imagine the difference. Regardless, ignoring the tactical capabilities of the F35, it is a similar piloting ex-

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perience to most of the other jet aircraft that I have flown. The giant touch screen is a big advantage – it has certainly got me feeling spoiled. As much as I will always love the legacy F/A-18C, I have to admit that I would probably feel a bit disappointed if I went back to using the smaller, all-green displays in the Hornet. Every carrier aviator faces the same challenges prior to going to the ship; each one of us gets nervous every time. Now, factor in that we are conducting carrier qualifications with a new platform. You can see that we are operating in a high-pressure and unforgiving environment that requires 100 percent focus, from the pilots to the maintainers. The best part of participating in the F-35C’s carrier

Lt. Nicholas Rezendes is a U.S. Navy fighter pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA 101). U.S. Navy photo

qualification is witnessing first hand such a major, significant evolution in carrier aviation. The Lightning II is outfitted with a landing mode that greatly enhances the pilot’s ability to safely land aboard an aircraft carrier – a feature that has been developed alongside a similar program for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The precise landing capabilities granted by these programs come as close as possible to simplifying the most demanding aspects of shipboard recovery.

Leading up to the carrier qualifications, I was particularly excited to see how this jet handled behind the aircraft carrier. It really exceeded my expectations. Having only previously conducted arrested landings in Hornets, the comparison between the two was night and day. The F-35C brings a multitude of tactical mission sets to the U.S. Navy, and will prove to be a lethal and capable asset to carrier air wings. I am both proud and excited to be a participant in this history.

Lt. Nicholas Rezendes is a U.S. Navy fighter pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA 101), which is home based at Eglin Air Force Base. On Aug. 14, he participated in carrier qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). A native of Berkley, Mass., Rezendes graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University in Boston. He earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in 2008. In 2011, he finished flight school in Kingsville, Texas. He has deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the Arabian Gulf from 2014 to 2015.

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Navy announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move toward occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. “In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not only giving our Sailors increased opportunities within the Navy, such as a higher level of flexibility in training and detailing, but also increasing their opportunities when they transition out of the service. In aligning the descriptions of the work our Sailors do with their counterparts in the civilian world, we more closely reflect the nation we protect while also making it easier for our Sailors to obtain the credentials they’ll need to be successful in the private sector,” said Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus. Chief of Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke emphasized, “We believe that opening enlisted career paths will enhance our ability to optimize talent in our enlisted workforce. This change is the first step of a multi-phased approach to help

us do just that.” Former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael Stevens led the review earlier this year for the Secretary of the Navy on behalf of Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson. “We are all Sailors and changing our rating titles does not affect that,” said current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Steven S. Giordano, who relieved Stevens Sept. 2. “While we certainly understand that this represents a significant cultural shift for the Navy and will take time to become fully adapted throughout the fleet, this is about giving Sailors more choice and flexibility and ultimately providing the Navy opportunities to get the right Sailors with the right training and experience in the right billets.” Giordano described how this

change will work. “Sailors would no longer be called, ‘yeoman second class’ or YN2, for example,” he said. “Instead they will be ‘second class petty officer, or ‘petty officer.’ However, Sailors’ rates will not change: an E-7 will remain a chief petty officer and an E-3 will remain a seaman. Additionally, there will no longer be a distinction between ‘airman, fireman and seaman.’ ” This change will also allow the Navy to more accurately identify Sailors’ skills by creating Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) codes that allow greater assignment flexibility for Sailors throughout their career and will be matched with similar civilian occupations to enable the Navy to identify credentials and certifications recognized and valued within the civilian workforce. For example, a petty officer who used to be identified as a corpsman will now have a NOS matched as a medical technician. Medical technician

better reflects the work and responsibilities of someone in that position and is better aligned with the civilian medical profession. Sailors will be able to hold more than one NOS, which will give them a broader range of professional experience and expertise and will be grouped under career fields that will enable flexibility to move between occupational specialties within the fields and will be tied to training and qualifications. As the Navy transforms its training to a mobile, modular and more frequent system called Ready Relevant Learning, combined with recent creation of the Billet-Based Distribution system that provides a more comprehensive picture of billet requirements fleetwide, this enlisted rating modernization plan will provide the ability to much more closely track a Sailor’s training and professional development and match it to billets.

Going forward, this transformation will occur in phases over a multi-year period. A working group was formed in July to identify personnel policies, management programs and information technology systems that may require modifications over the years and months ahead – including changes to recruiting, detailing, advancements, training and personnel and pay processes. Any follow-on changes that are made will proceed in a deliberate process that will enable transitions to occur seamlessly and transparently. Fleet involvement and feedback will be solicited during each phase of the transformation and we will carefully consider all aspects of enlisted force management as we move forward. The chief of naval personnel/N1 will lead the Navy’s implementation efforts. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www. navy. mil/local/cnp.



October 7, 2016


Raise your awareness of breast cancer By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs Officer


bout one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer, according to October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is taking the opportunity to educate patients about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and approximately 40,000 died from it. Approximately 2,300 men were also diagnosed with breast cancer last year. “The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older,” said Michelle Wilkes, breast health specialist, NHP. “The best defense against breast cancer is early detection with a breast self-

exam, clinical breast exam and a mammogram. Think of screening exams as an important gift for yourself and your loved ones,” she said. A mammogram can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt and usually years before physical symptoms appear. If detected early, breast cancer treatment can be less invasive and more successful. Some warning signs of breast cancer include a lump in the breast or armpit, nipple discharge, any

A patient prepares for a mammogram Sept. 22 at Naval Hospital Pensacola. A mammogram can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt and usually years before physical symptoms appear.

change in the size or shape of the breast or pain in the breast. While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important that women, and men, regularly check for lumps or abnormalities around their breasts.

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If something doesn’t look or feel right, contact your physician or Medical Home Port Team as soon as possible. “Treatment is more successful and better tolerated the sooner it is started,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jada

Leahy, a general surgeon at NHP. “You know your body best; if you find something that doesn’t look or feel right, contact your physician and get it checked out.” If a patient is diagnosed with breast cancer, NHP has a certified breast cancer patient navigator available to assist with the treatment and recovery process. Wilkes, who was the first breast cancer navigator in Pensacola, will ensure beneficiaries receive everything they need, both physical and emotionally. “Fighting breast cancer is not just a physical battle, but an emotional one as well,” said Wilkes. “I am here, along with the staff at NHP, to help those diagnosed with breast cancer through a very stressful event in their lives.” Throughout the month of October, NHP will be posting facts and information about breast cancer on its Facebook page (https:// www. facebook/ NavalHospPensacola/). To follow the hospital’s page, search Naval Hospital Pensacola. A breast cancer awareness video is also available on the NHP’s YouTube channel. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women starting at the age of 45 and every other year for women 55 and older. Patients are encouraged to speak to their physician about breast cancer screening and personal risk factors. Beneficiaries enrolled at NHP can call their Medical Home Port Team through Central Appointments at 505-7170 to schedule a mammogram.



October 7, 2016


NAS Pensacola hosts Guantanamo evacuees


aval Air Station Pensacola welcomed more than 700 Navy family members from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay this week as Hurricane Matthew passed through the Caribbean.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and members of his staff (standing) address a town hall meeting of evacuees from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Oct. 3. Photo by Mike O’Connor

NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Christopher Martin and his wife, Catherine (left), greet Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s Commanding Officer Capt. David Culpepper’s wife, Amy Lynn, and daughter, Peyton, as part of the first lift of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay family members take in information and applaud after hearing some good Hurricane Matthew evacuees. Photo by Scott Hallford news in the Oct. 3 town hall meeting. Photo by Mike O’Connor

(Above, left-right) Hurricane Matthew evacuees from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay deplane and make their way to the air terminal onboard NAS Pensacola Oct. 2. Photos by Scott Hallford

The first wave of evacuees from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay check in at NAS Pensacola’s Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. Approximately Navy 700 family members will stay at base housing until the storm passes. Photo by Cathy Whitney

Heather Mattson checks in with Sailors from Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) aboard NAS Pensacola Oct. 2. Mattson was among the approximately 700 evacuees that arrived from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay after a mandatory evacuation in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Jason Bortz

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School serving fried mullet Oct. 7

The annual Escambia Christian School fish fry is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 7, at the school’s gym, 3311 West Moreno St. The menu features fried mullet, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, iced tea, coffee and desserts. 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.

Hillcrest Farm offers corn maze Hillcrest Farm’s annual corn maze will be open through Oct. 31. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can spend time navigating the three-acre maze. There is also a store, which offers homemade products, produce, honey and other items. Admission is $4 per person (free for children younger than age 3). The farm is at 30497 Hixson Road off of Highway 98 near Elberta, Ala. For more information, call (251) 962-2500 or email

Library branch supporters to meet

The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway. Special guests will include National Naval Aviation Museum volunteers Phil and Maureen Duryea, who will share a collection of Blue Angels artifacts. For more information, call 453-7780.

ROWWA announces Oct. 13 meeting The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for lunch Oct. 13 at Skopelos at New World. A social gathering will start at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 11 a.m. Luncheon cost is $20. To make reservations, contact Mary Chase at 995-4466 no later than Oct. 10. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 292-9756.

Church plans anniversary celebration

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is will present a Homecoming Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9. The church is celebrating its 147 anniversary with a special service followed by a pot-luck lunch and fellowship event in Sullivan Hall. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 492-1518 or go to

Audubon Society offering classes

The Francis M. Weston Audubon Society is offering fall birding classes. Experienced birders from the chapter will conduct classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 at the Pensacola Library, 239 North Spring St. Field trips are planned on the Saturday following each class. To register or for more information, contact Mary Jones at 453-9191 (e-mail:

Job fair scheduled for Oct. 14 at NASP The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. The event is for active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. Bring your resume and talk to prospective employers. No registration is required. For more information, call e-mail Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at

Event to honor U.S. service in Japan

A special event to honor U.S. service members who served in Japan and their family members is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The second annual Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event connects past and present service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. The Pensacola event is being organized by the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. The program is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required. For more information, e-mail or call 602-7049. For more information, go to

Registration open for fire truck pull

A Trauma Intervention Program Fire Truck Pull Challenge is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Seville Quarter. Teams of 15 will compete to see who can pull a fire truck 50 feet in the least amount of time. Organizers hope to sign up more than 30 teams consisting of local military service members, first responders, businesses, schools and organizations. Spectators can also cheer on their favorite team. Proceeds will go to Trauma Intervention Program of Northwest Florida, a non-profit group providing on-scene support to victims of traumatic events. To register a team or for more information,

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Navy Ball scheduled for Oct. 15 The Pensacola Area Navy Birthday Ball is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Entertainment will include music by the Bay Kings. Cost is $15 for E-4 and below, $35 for E5 to E-6 and GS-5 and below, $45 for E-7-03 and GS6-11 and $55 for 04 and GS-12 and above. Child care is available by reservation. It is free for E-5 and below and $4 per hour for all others. To make childcare reservations, call NASP CDC at 452-2211 before Oct. 3. For more information on the ball, go to ball. contact Deanna Smith at 554-8417 or e-mail her at

Marine Corps Ball to be held Nov. 5

The joint Pensacola Marine Corps League and 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Reunion Ball will be presented Nov. 5 at New World Landing 600 South Palafox St. The event will celebrate the 214st Marine Corps birthday. Ronald Drez will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations and payment were due by Sept. 30. Reservations need to include number of guests, entrée selection, phone number and e-mail or mailing address. Make checks payable to Marine Corps League and mail to 4235 Chezarae Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514. For more information, go to http://pensacola You also can contact Margaret Rogers at (562) 964-8702 (e-mail, or Chief George Dodge at 473-0108.

Sign up for classes at Troy University

Registration begins Sept. 26 and ends Oct. 16 for Term II (Oct. 17 to Dec. 16) at Troy University. The application deadline for Term II is today, Oct. 7. The university offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and a master of science in counseling and psychology in-class at the Pensacola Support Center, 2114 Airport Blvd., Suites 1150/1250. For more information on classes and military and family scholarships, call 287-4102 or e-mail Rob Morrison at

Dane-Toberfest scheduled for Oct. 9

The Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue organization will present Dane-Toberfest 2016 from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Pensacola Bay Brewery and Fountain Park. The theme of the dog-friendly event is “A Home for Every Dane.” Organizers ask that all dogs be friendly and up-to-date on vaccinations and retractable leashes are not welcome. Nearly two dozen adoptable Great Danes will be on site and local singer and songwriter Christina Alconcel will perform. There will also be food and craft vendors, facepainting or children and a photo booth for people to snap pictures with their furry best friends. For more information, go to www.facebook. com/NWFLGDR.

Century ride to take place in Milton

More than 400 cyclists from around the region are expected to participate in the annual Fenner Ride, which starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 in Milton. The century ride, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, begins at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. A portion of the ride will be on the Blackwater State Heritage Trail. The ride routes are broken down into four distances of 18, 40, 62, and 100 miles. Early-registration is $45 until Oct. 12, $55 thereafter, and includes a T-shirt, fully supported reststops, limited sag support and a post-ride meal. Registration on the day of the ride begins at 7 a.m. at the Milton Community Center. Participants can register online at or by contacting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida at 433-5437.

Items from past to be on exhibit at fair

The members of St. Anne’s Altar Society are getting ready of the annual Antique and Collectibles Exhibit that will take place during the Pensacola Interstate Fair. The exhibit is designed to be a walk down memory lane, a time to show children how things used to be done, or the styles from long ago. All items must be clean and be at least 50 years old. There are 16 di-

visions with money prizes in all divisions. Exhibit hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in Bldg. 7. For more information, call Martha Krehely, chairman, at 456-3731.

Mustangs announce Oct. 12 meeting

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

Show support for CFC by playing golf

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 14 at A.C. Read Golf Course at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Checkin and lunch starts at 10:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The game will be a “Florida scramble” with four-person teams, 32 teams maximum. Cost is $65 per person, which includes golf, cart, range balls, lunch, after-play snacks and a donation to the CFC. To register, contact Chrissy Wagner at 473-6110 (e-mail, or contact your CFC command representative.

Cookout promotes peace in community

Help fight violence and drug abuse in the community by attending the 23rd annual Big Community Cookout 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F St. The event is coordinated by the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) and the Pensacola Neighborhood Services. There will be free food and entertainment. For more information call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

Special event scheduled for pet owners

The Corry Station Vet Clinic will present a special event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Microchips will be $25 and rabies shots will be $10. There will be a $2 transaction fee. For more information, call 452-6840.

Embry Riddle offering local classes

Registration is open for the October and November terms at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Pensacola campus. Classes begin Oct. 17 and Nov. 17 and are held in the Navy College Center, online, through virtual learning and in a blended learning format. The campus is open to active-duty military, veterans and civilians. Civilians will require background screening and a base pass. Office hours aboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Navy College Center, Bldg. 634, Suite 033, 250 Chambers Ave. For more information, call 458-1098 (e-mail or go to www.worldwide.erau. edu/locations/pensacola.

Engineers planning golf tournament

The Society of American Military Engineer’s (SAME) annual scholarship golf tournament is scheduled for Oct. 21 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The post has awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships to local engineering students in the last five years. Single player entry is $75 and team entries are $300. For more information on registration and payment, contact

Soccer teams forming for fall season

The Allied Forces Soccer team that represents the areas military bases has openings on the 11-a-side team, on the coed six-a-side team and on the Wednesday night seven-a-side team for the fall season. There is also weekly pick-up soccer at 6 p.m. on NASP Corry Station. Competitive players as well as recreational players are welcome to join the group for training, ongoing tryouts and small sided games. Up to date information is posted on the Allied Forces Soccer Facebook site or you can contact David Toellner at 382-5494 (e-mail, kiwi_soccer@

Barktoberfest scheduled for Oct. 22

The Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in Seville Square and Fountain Park. There will be canine activities, contests, giveaways, demonstrations and vendors featuring petthemed gift items and accessories. Discounted rabies vaccinations and microchips will be available. Animal rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable dogs. For more information go to http://pensacola

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October 7, 2016

NETPDC selects Civilian of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month To g e t h e r W e A r e O n e V o i c e Against Domestic Violence From NASP Fleet & Family Support Center

he U.S. Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment are lived and reflected in the everyday practices and interactions of Navy servicemen and women and the military community. The core values can also form the foundation of healthy relationships. These values make us stronger. Domestic violence, however, is incompatible with these core values. Domestic violence is not acceptable, and it needs to stop.


Together, as one voice, we can help break the cycle of violence by raising awareness in our communities of what domestic violence is, why it is so serious, and what we can do to help. Nearly three out of four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. That means that more than 220,000,000 of us are connected to someone affected by domestic violence, which potentially makes each of us either a survivor or someone who knows a survivor. Domestic violence is more than physical assaults. Domestic violence can include emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Emotional abuse is defined by consistent verbal and psychological mind games, such as put downs and humiliation, excessive control, threats of harm, digital stalking, isolation, jealousy, and the use of children by offenders to exert power over their victims. Physical abuse consists of hitting, kick-

ing, pushing, restraining and/or strangling. Sexual abuse consists of sexual assault, rape or threats. Neglect consists of withholding access to medical care, to necessities or to necessary acculturation. Why is domestic violence so serious? Domestic violence is a serious social problem and a national health concern with significant negative impacts on both individuals and communities. Domestic violence does not discriminate; it affects every race, economic class, education level, gender and age group. Domestic violence may take place in all types of intimate relationships: heterosexual relationships, same-sex relationships, marriages, dating relationships, families, and between people formerly in a relationship. Each domestic violence situation is different, yet abusers use similar tactics to get what they want and keep power and control. Domestic violence in a relationship is the No. 1 reason for 911 calls and visits to hospital emergency rooms. In some cases, domestic violence results in death. Domestic violence not only has long-term emotional and psychological repercussions. It can lead to other issues, such as chronic health conditions, injuries, diseases, significant short-term memory loss, and stress-related physical consequences that can last long after the abuse has ended. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 15 million children are victims of family violence each year in the U.S. What can we do to prevent domestic violence? As individuals, we can raise our voice and honor ourselves and our community. In October, wear purple to raise awareness of domestic violence. Be proactive, and take a pledge to live by the relationship core values. Spread the word about services provided by the Family Advocacy Program at NAS Pensacola

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month... Naval Air Station Pensacola is joining other installations across the country and overseas in promoting awareness and prevention of domestic abuse during October. This year’s theme is “Together we are one voice against domestic violence.” (Above) During October, a collection of signs, such as those seen at NASP command headquarters Oct. 3, will be rotated across various locations on base. Part of the “Know the Signs” campaign, these signs featured warning messages that could be indicators of an unhealthy or even abusive relationship. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). As a community, we can use courage to make a change. Together we show commitment when we create an environment where victims feel supported, where we can prevent future violence, and where children flourish as they experience safety and respect in relationships. If you suspect domestic violence is occurring, the Family Advocacy Program is

here to help. Family Advocacy provides victim advocacy services; couples and children’s counseling and parent education; and transitional compensation for abused dependents. During the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), come visit the NASP FFSC and show your support – speak up against domestic violence.

NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center will be distributing Domestic Violence Awareness Month resource materials throughout October • Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) informational table every Friday from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Radford Gym – “Stop the ‘Cycle’ of Violence Spinning Class” – Oct. 20, 4-5 p.m., and Oct. 21, 9-10 a.m. • DVAM proclamation signing and ceremony honoring military and civilian first responders Oct. 19, 9-10 a.m., at NASP Fire Station 2. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan are scheduled to attend, as well as local city/county first responders.

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Notable quotes On happiness and marriage The Declaration of Independence only holds as a truth of the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. – Author unknown A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. – Robert Quillen Happiness is a form of courage. – Holbrook Jackson Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice. – Fawn Weaver People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked. – Paul Newman A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created. – Fawn Weaver The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. – Author unknown. Enjoy the little things in life ... For one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. – Kurt Vonnegut




October 7, 2016

NETPDC selects education technician as CoQ By Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs


n education technician for the Navy College Office at Naval Base Coronado in California was honored as the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the third quarter of 2016 at an all hands ceremony Sept. 29. Filipe (Phil) Cataquiz, a 25year Navy College employee, received the award based on his service to more than 45,000 service members in the Coronado area, including working with the Navy College Office staff and coordination of the San Diego Education Fair Week. Cataquiz said he appreciated the CoQ recognition, and being able to help the many military members in Southern California. “As a veteran and current college student, I’ve been in their shoes, and realize the value of pointing them in the right direction so they can make informed choices about their education,” said Cataquiz. “You get a lot of job satisfaction when you help people with their education and then run into them after

they have made their way up the ranks.” At the award ceremony, NETPDC Commanding Officer, Capt. Lee Newton, said he is constantly reminded of how much skill and knowledge the talented civilian professionals on the VolEd staff bring to the

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Navy. “Mr. Cataquiz is a direct example of the profound effect our people have on our Sailors – an impact that will be felt for the rest of our service members’ careers and beyond.” said Newton. “Voluntary education prepares our personnel for the future with the ability to think analytically and improve

processes.” Susan Hannasch, director of the Navy College Office at Coronado, said that Cataquiz’ hands-on approach allowed him to conduct more than 55 command briefings and help more than 8,500 patrons that came through the NCO door. “Phil was also able to obtain an on-base location for the Western Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) division, resulting in a significant cost avoidance for the VolEd program, helping many Sailors in the process,” said Hannasch. “His efforts to market and publicize VolEd included developing and maintaining Navy College links on the Commander, Naval Installations Command website, keeping our Sailors up-to-date with the latest education information.” NETPDC, located on board

NAS Pensacola’s Saufley Field, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, cadevelopment, and reer personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. For more information on the Navy College Program and the Virtual Education Center visit mil/. Get the latest information by liking Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook: https:// www. facebook. com/ Navy Voluntary Education/. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https:// www. netc. navy. mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm. CIWT takes training on the road ... Capt. Bill Lintz, commanding officer for Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), meets with senior leadership from CIWT and from information warfare training commands during an off-site session. The CIWT domain trains 22,000 students every year at 18 locations throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Japan. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy





October 7, 2016


New York poets on Foo Foo list: Reserve your seat Story, photos from West Florida Literary Federation


est Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) is participating in the November Foo Foo Festival with sponsorship of readings and workshops by national writers Barbara Henning and Lewis Warsh. The WFLF program, “Writing off the Wall,” also will feature open mic readings and pop-up poetry around Pensacola by local poets. And WFLF is partnering with Art Beyond Walls for themed wheat-pasting and Graffiti Bridge art projects. Pensacola’s 2016 Foo Foo Festival, a third annual event to be held Nov. 3-14, is a tourism-marketing program spon-

sored by the Art, Culture and Entertainment (ACE) organization. Nearly two dozen local organizations plan to participate, offering art, ballet, music and theater events. Henning Henning is an American poet and fiction writer, author of eight books of poetry, three novels, a series of photopoem pamphlets and a collection of interviews. Recent books include “A Swift Passage,” “My Autobiography,” and “Thirty Miles to Rosebud.” She lives in New York City and teaches for Naropa University, and Long Island University. Warsh is co-founder with Anne Wald-

man of Angel Hair Magazine and Books and co-editor with Bernadette Mayer of United Artists Magazine and Books. He is the author of more than 25 books of poetry, fiction and autoWarsh biography, most recently “Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005,” “A Place in the Sun” and “Alien Abduction.” He is the director of the master of fine arts program in creative writing at Long Island University in New York. WFLF has scheduled a free reading and book signing featuring Henning from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place, and a writer’s workshop, “Walking with Basho: From

Haiku to Prose Poem,” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bowden Building, 120 Church St. Warsh will do a free reading and book signing from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Artel Gallery, and present a workshop, “Writing in the Moment,’’ from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the Bowden Building. Workshop are $25 each. Registration for both workshops includes a one-year membership in WFLF. Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida Jamey Jones will interview Henning and Warsh at a brunch event Nov.13 at Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, 117 East Government St. Admission fee is $25, and includes a catered brunch. Deadline for reservations for all the events is Oct. 31. For more information or to register for one of the events, go to


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at

A group of folk dancers perform during last year’s Pensacola Greek Festival.

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The Pensacola Greek Festival, which begins at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 7, is a three-day celebration of Hellenic culture and cuisine. This year, the festival will celebrate the island of Rhodes which was once home to one of the Seven Ancient Wonders on the World, the Colossus at Rhodes. The event draws upwards of 30,000 people from across the Southeast. Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes, representing various regions of Greece, will perform dance sets throughout the weekend. The dance floor is always open to anyone looking to have a good time between sets.

Details • What: The 57th annual Pensacola Greek Festival. • Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden St. • When: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 7 and tomorrow, Oct. 8; and noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9. • Cost: Free admission. • For more information: 433-2662 or

The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional Greek music throughout the weekend. Food will include roast lamb, lamb shanks, baked chicken, dolmathes, moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita, tiropita and Greek salads. All dinner items will be served inside the Hellenic Center.

Greek desserts will be sold outside under the main tent. Many of the food items are prepared by parishioners and at restaurants owned by church members. Recipes will be available. Visitors will be able to attend church tours lasting approximately 20 minutes. Every year, organizers of the festival give a charitable contribution to an organization in the Pensacola area. This year’s contribution will go to support Pensacola Children’s Home Society. Tickets, cash and checks are accepted at all cash registers and ATM machines will be available onsite. Patrons should utilize street parking in the nearby neighborhoods. Those with special needs can be dropped off in front of the hall while their driver finds a parking space.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Wild Life� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “When the Bough Breaks,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Sully,� PG13, 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


“The Wild Life� (2D), PG, 11 a.m.; “Kubo and the Two Strings� (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Don’t Breathe,� R, 3 p.m.; “Kevin Hart: What’s Next,� R, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Ben-Hur,� PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “When the Bough Breaks,� PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.


“Kubo and the Two Strings� (2D), PG, noon; “When the Bough Breaks,� PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Light Between the Oceans,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Hell or High Water,� R, 7:30 p.m; “The Wild Life� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Don’t Breathe,� R, 5 p.m.; “War Dogs,� R, 7 p.m..


“The Light Between the Oceans,� PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “War Dogs,� R, 7 p.m.; “The Wild Life� (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Kubo and the Two Strings� (2D), PG, 4:30 p.m.; “Mechanic Resurrection,� R, 6:30 p.m.


“Kubo and the Two Strings� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “When the Bough Breaks,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Don’t Breathe,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Sully,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Ben-Hur,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Mechanic Resurrection,� R, 5:10 p.m.; “Hell or High Water,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“The Light Between the Oceans,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Don’t Breathe,� R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Wild Life� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Sully,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

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• Halloween Family Movie in the Graveyard: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 8, at Portside Lawn. Free showing of “Hocus Pocusâ€? with popcorn and candy. Costumes highly encouraged. For more information call 452-2372. • CFC golf: NETPDC will present the 2016 Southeast Tri-State Region, Combined Federal Campaign Golf Tournament Oct. 14 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Cost is $65 per person, and includes a recommended $20 CFC donation. Registra• Haunting Fall Festion closes today, tival: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 7. Turn in regOct. 29 at Blue Angel istration form to Recreation Park. Free Chrissy Wagner, contests, carcostume BPO Sufley (473nival rides, face painte-mail 6110, c h r i s t i n a . w a g - ing, photo booth, haunted hay ride and n e r @ n a v y. m i l ) events. Food and bevyour CFC repreerages will be available sentative or at the for purchase. For more Oaks Restaurant information, call 453bar at A.C. Read. 6286. • Youth sports: Registration open for flag football and cheerleading through Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Corry Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. Programs are open to ages 4-14 of military, retirees, DoD employees and contractors. Cost is $50 for football and $75 for cheerleading. For more information, call 453-3490. • Fun run: Put on your running shoes for the fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Fun Run at 8 a.m. Oct. 14 at Radford Fitness Center. It is open to all ages. Costumes are encouraged. Registration is free at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845. • Online survey: Feedback is being requested on NASP MWR services. Complete a survey for chance to win Blue Angels 70th Anniversary Homecoming Show basket (valued at $400), including four-tickets to the Flightline Club for Nov. 11 day show. Each survey you complete is good for additional entry. The contest will end Oct. 28. To take the surveys, go to • Aquatics: Indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, open for winter. PNY (Pensacola Navy Youth) Swim Team practice is 6 p.m to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Goslings MWR PreSwim Team practice is 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Masters program practice is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Activeduty skill swim is 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays. 1-on-1 swim lessons available in October. November beginner and intermediate group swim lessons begin Nov. 1. For more information, call 452-9429. • Sports skills program: National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is partnering with NAS Pensacola for a skills program from Oct. 28 to Dec. 8. Registration is open for ages 3-5 and runs from Oct. 3-21. For more information, call 453-3490 or go to

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

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click:; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • 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. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room. • Service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m.

• Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Yom Kippur (fast day) starts the evening of Oct. 11 and ends at sundown Oct. 12. For more information, call 4337311. • 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://templebethelof Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Job fair: The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. The event is for active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. No registration required. For more information, e-mail Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at NASP_Tamp@ • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individu-

als/families which have household goods to move. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Retiree seminar: The annual seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at the Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. Great information will be available and free flu shots will be offered to TRICARE beneficiaries. For more information, call 452-5990.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. • United Way Day of Caring: Annual event offers an opportunity to learn the needs of the local community through volunteering. This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 14. For more information, go to dayofcaring. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volunteer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_

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