Gosport - October 09, 2015

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Bells to ring for Navy’s birthday ... On the U.S. Navy’s 240th birthday, Oct. 13, there will be a bell-ringing ceremony at NAS Pensacola Command Headquarters, the Walter LeRoy Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500) at 1 p.m. “Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always,” is the theme for the celebration. NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins will be the guest speaker, and Naval Air Technical Training Center will provide its color guard and performing unit vocal team.

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NASP takes part in emergency management National Day of Action Story, photo by Jamie Link NASP PAO Intern

Active-duty personnel, family members and base leadership turned out to learn how to get ready for emergencies Sept. 30 during Naval Air Station Pensacola’s first National Preparedness Day event at

the Mustin Beach Club. There was a variety of information sources and emergency specialists on hand with displays and materials. Harold “Roy” Wilkinson from BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating For Emergencies) offered some good advice on preparedness.

VT-10 CO Cmdr. Brian Solano, right, picks up some emergency preparedness materials at the NASP National Preparedness Day event Sept. 30.

“Put all your important documents on a flash drive or CD, like birth certificates and insurance documents,” he said. “Keep it in a safe place and when the time comes you can grab it when you need to evacuate.” Kathy Sims from NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) talked about how important it was to have a 72hour backpack already packed and what items would be most helpful for an evacuation. She had several examples on display. Other groups represented at the event included the USO Northwest Florida, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, NAS Pensacola Emergency

Hurricane evacuated aircraft aboard NAS Pensacola ... NAS Pensacola was a safe port in a storm for aircraft evacuated from NAS Oceana last weekend. About a dozen mixed F/A-18 Hornet types flew into NASP’s Forrest Sherman Airfield to avoid Hurricane Joaquin’s winds and flooding rains. More than 40 aircraft were originally slated to move to NASP, but when the storm tracked east, the number was reduced. The base, and NAS Whiting Field’s Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Choctaw, provided training and operational support for the VFA-106 Gladiators, according to the group’s training officer, Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Baker. “We have a group of fleet replacement pilots training, and the ability to use (NASP and NOLF Choctaw) kept our training on track,” he said. “We had fantastic support, with less than two days notice.” Photos by Mike O’Connor

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Special Operations Airmen marching 812 miles to honor fallen comrades From 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

HURLBURT FIELD, – The fourth Special Tactics Memorial March began Oct. 4 in remembrance of the two Special Tactics Airmen who were killed Aug. 26 in an apparent insider attack in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The march began in 2009 in memory of Staff Sgt. Tim Davis, a combat controller killed by an Improvised Explosive Device, Feb. 20, 2009, during Operation Enduring Freedom. The march is held only when a Special Tactics operator is killed in action

Friends, family and co-workers show support while marching alongside Special Tactics Airmen as they complete an 812-mile memorial march in 2011. Photo by Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall

that year. In addition, the memorial march honors all 19 Special

Tactics pararescuemen and combat controllers who have been

killed in action since 2001. Twenty Special Tactics Airmen began an 812-mile trek Oct. 4 from Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas at 2 a.m. relaying through five states, averaging 12.5 miles per leg. Each two-man team will walk approximately 90 miles during the 10-day trek, carrying a 50-pound ruck sack and a commemorative baton engraved with a fallen Special Tactics Airman’s name. The team made their way through downtown San Antonio at approximately 6 a.m. before heading east across Texas,

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The 20 team members will reunite in Wynnehaven Beach, Fla., Oct. 13. They will march the final 4.6 miles together, and then walk the final mile from Hurlburt Field’s front gate with surviving family members of the 19 fallen Special Tactics Airmen and members of the community. The march will end at the Special Tactics Training Squadron on Hurlburt Field at 6 p.m. with a small ceremony. Event organizer, retired Chief

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The power of pink: NHP promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Jason Bortz NHP PAO

About one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer, according to www. breast cancer. org. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is taking the opportunity to educate beneficiaries about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked.

In 2015, approximately 230,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 will die from it. Approximately 2,300 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer (www. breastcancer. org). “The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older,” said Michelle Wilkes,

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“Together We Are One Voice Against Domestic Violence ... (Above, left) NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center invited Escambia County and NASP leadership to a domestic violence awareness and prevention month proclamation signing by NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins Oct. 6 at the McKamey Center onboard NASP. More than 40 people attended. (Above, right) “Walk in their shoes,” a display of domestic violence vicitims’ shoes, along with their stories, was a graphic reminder that victims lives’ are real, and are not forgotten. See Gosportʼs B1 “Life” section for more, and visit www.FFSP.navy.mil. Photos by Mike O’Connor




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October 9, 2015


Challenge complacency: October is Energy Awareness Month From Navy Energy Team

If someone says, “We’ve always left that running. If you shut it off ...” a. “... it’s old, it might not start again.” b. “... it will take too long to warm up again.” c. “... the computer will lose its memory and the whole system will need to be reprogrammed.” d. “... things wear out faster if you turn them off and on.” e. “... it’s just easier to leave it running.” Challenge it. If the reason is “a. it’s old, it Day from page 1

Management and Navy Lodge. Demonstrations and displays featured emergency backpack prep, emergency bucket “grab and go” supplies, pet carrier and pet kit examples and contingency information/handouts full of valuable information on emergency routes and more. This event was part of The National Day of Action and marks the end of September’s National Preparedness Month, which was launched by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2004 to enhance the United States’ preparedness capability. National Preparedness Month serves to encourage individuals, communities, businesses, schools, and government organizations to take action to prepare for a number of hazards that impact the nation. The event was held in association with America’s PrepareAthon. According to the Navy’s communication toolkit, America’s PrepareAthon is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussion and exercises. America’s PrepareAthon encourages Americans across the country to practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes. The emphasis for preparation is on severe weather, pandemic flu, hazardous materials, earthquakes, hurricanes, emergencies and evacuations. The PrepareAthon also runs in accordance with the Ready campaign which pushes, “Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.” Many of the resource vendors talked about past disasters and emergencies and what was learned from them to help better prepare for future emergent events. Information was available to take back for family members to help provide them with further resources and information.

might not start again,” talk to your supervisor, building energy monitor or base energy manager. The cost of the energy waste may justify replacing the equipment or making design improvements. If the energy waste is significant, and you have a solution, consider submitting a beneficial suggestion to get some cash back when your idea pencils out. Note that beneficial suggestions are intended for energy saving suggestions that go beyond standard energy management practices such as using high efficiency lights and motors, or controls on lights and air conditioning.

If the reason is “b. it will take too long to warm up again,” talk to your supervisor, building energy monitor or base energy manager. If equipment is used infrequently, but consumes a lot of energy, you can usually shut it off when not needed. See if there are acceptable ways to schedule the job to allow for the needed warm-ups. Sometimes there is a new technology that can do the job more efficiently and doesn’t require long warm-ups. Your energy manager can look into it if he or she knows about the situation. Speaking of scheduling, your command probably pays

bly not true, at least not true enough to justify running it all the time. Some equipment does experience wear from frequent switching, but running it also creates heat and uses up some of its life. With fluorescent lights, the energy cost savings outweighs reduced lamp life when you can shut lights off for seven minutes or so at average DoN electric rates. Since you usually don’t know how soon you will be back in a room, DoN policy is to shut fluorescent lights off any time you leave a room empty. If the reason is “e. it’s just easier to leave it running,” well, you know what to do.

extra to use electricity during high demand times (such as hot summer afternoons). If you can suggest scheduling jobs that use a lot of electricity for the morning on hot days or for backshift, you may be able to save your base some big dollars on the electric bill. If the reason is “c. the computer will lose its memory and the whole system will need to be reprogrammed,” someone needs to talk to the manufacturer of that equipment. See if it’s true, and if so, if there is an upgrade. If the reason is “d. things wear out faster if you turn them off and on,” it’s proba-

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Event to focus on women’s health tomorrow, Oct. 10

Master Sgt. Steven Haggett, said the team hopes to rally supporters throughout the trek who want to march beside them for this worthy cause. “We do this arduous march to commemorate and honor fallen members of Air Force Special Tactics and their families. These warriors gave their lives in defense of freedom and our nation's security, and so every step of every mile is in memory of that sacrifice,” Haggett said. “We want to educate our fellow Americans about these Special Tactics Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice and pay tribute in a public way to the families and communities who support these special operators. We hope to show all Americans that while these heroes may be gone, they will never be forgotten.”

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Melissa Stockwell

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breast health specialist, NHP. “The best defense against breast cancer is early detection with a breast self-exam, clinical breast exam and a mammography.” 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. While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important that women, and men, regularly check for lumps or abnormalities around their breasts. If something doesn’t look or feel right, contact your physician 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 beneficiary is diagnosed with breast cancer, NHP has a

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certified breast 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.” To help promote breast cancer awareness, the hospital will be participating in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation 5K/Walk Oct. 16 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The annual event helps raise awareness about breast cancer and

Deborah Vanloh, a mammogram technologist at Naval Hospital Pensacola, prepares a patient for a mammogram Oct. 5 at NHP. A mammogram can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt and usually years before physical symptoms appear. Photo by Jason Bortz

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

Naval Hospital Pensacola and West Florida Healthcare are teaming up to present “Women’s Day Out” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The event will feature health screenings, a physician panel and a fashion show. The guest speaker will be Melissa Stockwell, an Army veteran and the first woman to lose a limb in combat. Since losing her leg, she is a three-time paratriathlon world champion and a 2008 paralympian. She is also a new mother. The event will also feature healthy refreshments and door prizes, including a $1,250 tuition scholarship for the Summer 2016 Ambition Program to be presented by The National Flight Academy. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 494-3212.

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

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representatives from the hospital will be present to educate everyone present on the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of knowing how to perform a self-exam. There will be educational materials, selfexam cards and interactive displays to demonstrate what a lump would feel like. “I encourage all women to take charge of their health care and receive these lifesaving exams,” said Wilkes. “Do it for yourself and for the ones you love. Put your breasts to the test and let’s give (breast) cancer the shove.” Additionally, the hospital will be posting facts and information about breast cancer on its Facebook page throughout the month of October. To follow the hospital’s page, search Naval Hospital Pensacola. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women older than 40. Beneficiaries enrolled at NHP can call their Medical Home Port Team through Central Appointments at 505-7170 to schedule a mammogram.

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October 9, 2015




These two Navy Ball veterans still like to dance By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


very year about this time, I go on a half-hearted crash diet involving tuna fish, hard-boiled eggs and rabbit food. I dig frantically through the neglected stash of garments in the back of my closet in hopes of finding a dress that still fits and a pair of shoes that won’t make me walk like a Sleestak. I stand in front of the mirror more than usual, twisting my hair into updoos, then brushing it out, over and over. I turn to the side, suck in my stomach, and rise up on my tippy toes. I inspect my toenails, fiddle through my jewelry stash, and pray that I can find my most important accessory – my Spanx. Why would I exhibit this odd behavior every year in October? Because it’s time for the Navy Ball. Just like the other military balls – the Army Ball in June, the Marine Corps Ball in November, the Air Force Ball in September, and the Coast Guard Ball in August -– the

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Navy Ball happens every year to celebrate our service’s birthday, Oct. 13, 1775. Military balls are pretty much the same every year, with programs that include cocktail hour, the parading of colors, dinner, speeches, dancing and some servicespecific traditions such as the Army’s elaborate “Grog Bowl” ceremony. Although these formal events don’t change much year after year, there is an unspoken expectation that one’s behavior at military balls must change the older one gets. When you’re new to the military, the annual ball is a time to enjoy yourself, let your hair down, live a little. But as the years of military service roll on, and you move up the ranks, you’re expected to “set a good example.” What a drag. I remember my first ball as

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. a new Navy spouse in California in 1994. My husband and I were star-struck shaking hands with the guest speaker (a California senator) and other muckety-mucks in

the receiving line. After nervously negotiating the fancy dinner etiquette, we jumped from our seats for the main event: dancing. I don’t remember my moves on the dance floor that night, but I do remember bumping awkwardly into the senator and his wife, and being really, really sweaty. At every Navy Ball since then, my husband and I hit the dance floor, ready to kick up our heels. My husband does the same funny little jig he’s been doing since our first dance at a cheesy Holiday Inn bar in Kitty Hawk, N.C., nearly 23 years ago: he skips in place to the beat, with his hands folded up near his chest like a T-Rex, and his quadruple-E feet whipping alternately to each side. He forgets I’m with him while he smiles to the crowd, occasionally stopping to point at someone for dramatic effect. But somewhere along the way, we realized that we were the “old fogies” at the ball, and with that realization came a sort of obligation to throttle back and leave the dancing to the younger folks. Those of us who already have a couple decades of formal events under our ex-

panding belts should probably stick to the cake and coffee, perhaps stepping out onto the dance floor for one or two obligatory conservative shuffles before heading home to take our ginko biloba. Really? It is true that career military types like us don’t have all the moves (our teenage daughters have tried in vain to teach us to “whip” and “nae nae”), and we have never heard many of the popular songs because we’re too busy listening to NPR news in our high-mileage minivans. And yes, we do sometimes wake up the next morning after a night of dancing with bulging disks and torn ligaments. But the fact remains that we still like to dance, and now that we’re too old to hang out at nightclubs, military balls and weddings are our only opportunities. Besides, when my husband and I get out there on the dance floor to botch the moves to the “Cupid Shuffle,” we are setting an example. In our sweaty state of dancing bliss, we are showing the world that making a career of military service can be fun.


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October is Energy Awareness Month Gulf Power celebrates Energy Awareness Month with savings tips Gulf Power News


ow that the hot summer months are almost behind us, it’s time to think about fall and the cooler, and sometimes colder, weather that’s right around the corner. With national meteorologists predicting a cooler and wetter winter than normal for the Southeast, October is the perfect month to start thinking about energy conservation and efficiency as we celebrate National Energy Awareness Month. Established by presidential proclamation in 1991 to promote energy efficiency, Energy Awareness Month is an ideal time for homeowners and businesses to assess how much energy they’re consuming and identify ways they can reduce waste and costs. “With the change in season comes a shift in energy usage as customers keep the lights on longer and turn on heaters to compensate for fewer hours of daylight and colder temperatures,� said Rick DelaHaya, Gulf Power spokesperson. “It’s relatively easy to save energy and money, and we want to help customers find ways they can save through low-cost or no-cost measures.� Here are several tips for saving energy in your home or

business: Get an energy checkup • Customers can get a free Energy Checkup online or in their home – a Gulf Power energy expert can make a house call to analyze their home and electricity use and look for ways to save money and energy. Go to My Gulf Power.com /checkup. Adjusting your thermostat • As much as half of the electricity in your home goes to heating and cooling. Set the thermostat and then forget it. If you change the temperature often during the day, you are more likely to waste energy. • In the winter, try setting the thermostat at 68 degrees or below. • Change or clean your air conditioner filter monthly. Dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce efficiency. • Use your ceiling fan for more comfort, but only when you’re in the room. Remember to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan in winter to push warmer ceiling air downward for added comfort.

Onboard NAS Pensacola, these solar-powered streetlamps, installed in a parking lot across from the Radford Fitness Center and Gym (450 Radford Blvd.) provide light with minimal environmental impact. The lot is used not only by patrons of the exercise center, but also the Rescue Swimmer School (RSS) and many who enjoy walking, running or other recreational use of the NASP seawall path. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Stay warm in the winter – There are many things you can do to make you and your home more comfortable in the winter. Consider these tips for staying warm: • Use an electric blanket at night. An electric blanket is more economical than heating the entire house all night long. • Keep cold wind outside by closing garage doors. • Close all louvers and vents in the attic or foundation walls during the winter – but be sure to open them when the weather turns warm. • If you use portable electric heaters, use them only in small areas. Buy models that are ther-

T-2C Buckeye ends 56-year Navy career By Bill Couch Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Public Affairs

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) – The Navy’s last flying T-2C Buckeye made its final flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 25, capping 56 years of the aircraft type’s service to the fleet. Although T-2s were officially retired from service in 2008 with a “sundown� ceremony, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 at NAS Patuxent River continued to use three Buckeyes as safety chase aircraft during test and evaluation flights of the E-2D Hawkeye, P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system. “The T-2s have been a reliable and valuable part of our squadron for the last seven years, following what was already a distinguished career of training thousands of naval aviators,� said

VX-20 Commanding Officer Cmdr. William Selk, who conducted the final flight in aircraft 320, along with retired naval aviator Kent Vandergrift. “We’re sad to see her go, but we’re thankful for all those years of faithful service. The T-2 has earned its place in naval aviation history many times over.� The two-seat, twin-engine jet was first introduced in 1959 for training including carrierbased arrested recoveries. The Buckeye had trained more than 11,000 Navy and Marine Corps student pilots before it was replaced by the T-45 Goshawk. Aircraft number 320 ended its final flight, Sept. 25, with a total of 13,945 flight hours on record. With the retirement of the T-2, VX-20 is transitioning to the C-38 to serve as chase aircraft, radar test targets and pilot proficiency aircraft. For more news from Naval Air Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navair.

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October 9, 2015


NASP flight student inspired by POW grandfather By Hill Goodspeed Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum


or visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, one exhibit tells the story of experiences for prisoners of war in North Vietnam which evokes an array of emotions and reactions, but few are more personal than those of Ens. Bryan McGrath. While awaiting the commencement of Aviation Preflight Indoctrination aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, the recent Naval Academy graduate McGrath participated in the museum’s active-duty volunteer program. As he became familiarized to the museum’s buildings, he stepped through facade recreating the walls of Hoa Lo Prison, better known as the infamous Hanoi Hilton. “I had never seen it,” McGrath recalled. “It made me proud.” The pride stemmed from the experiences of his grandfather, retired Navy Capt. John “Mike” McGrath, who spent six years as a POW in North Vietnam. McGrath was shot down June 30, 1967, while flying an A-4C Skyhawk during a bombing attack

against a bridge near Thanh Hoa. After his repatriation he published a book, “Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi,” which feature his illustrations depicting the torture and deprivations he and his fellow prisoners endured. Copies of the book’s artwork is displayed in the exhibit while the originals are preserved for posterity in the museum archives. Prior to departing for primary flight training on NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, McGrath reflected on the lessons in leadership passed down by his grandfather and father, retired Cmdr. Rick McGrath, both of them Naval Academy graduates as well. “They taught me to be humble and stressed the importance of integrity, doing the right thing when no one is around,” he said.

Ens. Bryan McGrath stops at the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Hangar Bay One “Hanoi Hilton” exhibit. Modeled after the conditions and experiences suffered by Americans imprisoned in Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison, the exhibit is realistic and sobering. NNAM photo

He remembers first hearing about his grandfather’s experiences as a child, recalling how Capt. McGrath would speak at his middle school in Colorado Springs, Colo. Injured from the ejection of his aircraft, McGrath’s parachute opened at treetop level. His captors subjected him to extreme torture, causing further painful injuries, held in solitary confinement for extended periods of time and surviving on minimal rations. “I remember being shocked hearing what he went through,

but amazed at how he could still talk about it,” he said. While a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, McGrath oftentimes invited his grandfather to speak to fellow classmates. “He would tell them that they had the capacity to endure what the Vietnam POW’s did if forced to confront a similar situation. His words reinforced the understanding that challenges can arise at any time and appreciation for the caliber of people in the Navy that we will be called upon to lead,”

said McGrath. It took only one flight in a Navy aircraft during his time as a midshipman to make McGrath realize that naval aviation was where he wanted to serve. As he seeks to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, he carries on a proud tradition of service with a foundation that was shaped in the prison cells of Hanoi nearly a half century ago. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ navhist/.



October 9, 2015


Withers to turn over command of VT-2 From NAS Whiting Field PAO


mdr. Joseph McGilley will assume command of Training Squadron Two (VT-2) from Cmdr. Thaddeus Withers during a change of command ceremony today, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Atrium building. Navy Capt. Stephen L. Newlund, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Two, will serve as the guest speaker for the time honored tradition that allows the assembled crew, staff, friends and guests to welcome in the new commander while also recognizing the achievements of the outgoing commander. Under Withers’ leadership, VT-2 produced more than 36,000 mishap-free flight hours

and 29,000 sorties while utilizing innovative scheduling initiatives such as a three-week local training detachment and voluntary weekend operations at Pensacola International Airport. Additionally, the squadron achieved 100 percent of its student production goal, graduating 266 student naval aviators with the lowest time to train average of any primary training squadron. These accomplish-

Cmdr. Thaddeus Withers

Cmdr. Joseph McGilley

ments resulted in VT-2 being awarded the 2014 Training Excellence Award and the Vice Adm. Robert Goldthwaite Award for Training Excellence by the Chief of Naval Air Training. Before becoming the executive officer of VT-2, McGilley most recently served as chief, systems management, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Aeronautical Engineering (CG-41). He

was the Coast Guard’s engineering and airworthiness assurance authority for all 200 operational aircraft and director of logistics compliance programs for the fleet and depot. A Southwest Philadelphia, Pa. native, McGilley graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School and graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. In May of 1995, he enlisted and attended

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Va. He received his commission as an ensign in September, 1995. His first assignment was to naval flight training (NASP), where he attended primary as part of VT2. Moving on to HT-8, he received his wings of gold in March 1997. Other duty stations have included U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater; Coast Guard Activities San Diego, Calif., as the assistant engineering officer; the Coast Guard’s Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., as airworthiness branch chief and chief engineer for the HH-60J helicopter; and the Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore. Additionally, McGilley earned a master of science in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University. Cmdr. Zachariah Aperauch will replace McGilley as executive officer for the squadron.

NASWF Feds Feed Families finishes with 1,772 pounds Story, photo by Lt.j.g. Jenne Jolie NASWF Public Affairs

The Feds Feeds Family (FFF) campaign finished its annual season of giving Friday. The program once again provided a wealth of much-needed aid to the Santa Rosa County community. NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) raised 1,772 pounds of food and $120 in donation funds this year, which when coupled together will feed 638 people. NASWF’s efforts in the Feds Feed Family campaign will provide 1,894 muchneeded meals to the Milton community. In conjunction with Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC), the NAS Whiting Field religious program was tasked with

coordinating the campaign. “I’m thankful to the Whiting Field and Training Wing Five families for contributing so generously to bless the local families in such a remarkable way,” said Lt. Roy Fondren, NAS Whiting Field chaplain and FFF coordinator. Beginning July 15 and lasting through Oct. 2, the campaign was held to collect food in an effort to help those in need throughout the nation. U.S. military installations have made it a long-standing priority to help support their local communities through outreach. According to usda.gov, the FFF program was born of President Obama’s United We Serve campaign, and through the FFF, nearly 39 million pounds have been collected by federal

Volunteers load and sort through food purchased by patrons at Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commissary for the Feds Feeds Family campaign. Donations are given to local food banks and pantries to help families in the surrounding Milton Community. U.S. Navy file photo.

employee and distributed to local food banks throughout the nation since the program’s foun-

dation in 2009. Last year, usda.gov reported, federal employees donated a total of 14,849,380

pounds of food. Each state encouraged the donation of non-perishable food items, and

these items provided support to less fortunate countrymen who are in need of food. To contribute to the national effort, the NAS Whiting Field Chaplain’s Office partnered with the base commissary. The commissary offered both $5 and $10 bags for patrons to purchase. These bags were subsequently donated to the Bay Area Food Bank in Milton. “Providing for the local members of the community is NAS Whiting Field’s way of contributing to our growth as a nation and has helped uplift the surrounding areas,” Fondren emphasized. “Our dedication to helping support the local area was more than evident by the generous and heartfelt participation in this year’s Feds Feed Family campaign.”



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Commissary open on Columbus Day The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, Columbus Day. For more information, call 452-6880.

Flu shots available at VA Care Center Eligible veterans who want a flu shot can get one at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, Pensacola. Shots will be given during any upcoming behavioral health, primary care or specialty care appointment, or at the walk-in flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Military appreciation night planned West Florida High School (WFHS) is inviting the military to a football game. A military appreciation night is scheduled for today, Oct. 9, when WFHS plays Catholic High at 7 p.m. at Woodham Middle School. The stadium is located at 150 East Burgess Road. Active-duty or retired military personnel will be admitted free at the pass gate upon showing their military ID. The pass gate is located on the southeast side of the stadium around the corner from the main entrance.

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.

The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Pensacola is presenting its 14th annual car and craft show tomorrow, Oct. 10, at Five Flags Speedway on Pine Forest Road. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a $20 registration fee. Admission is free for spectators. Rain date is Oct. 11. For more information, go to www.pensacolamcleague.com.

ditorium, Bldg. 633. Military retirees with combat-related disabilities of 10 percent or greater may be eligible for a program called Combat-Related Special Compensation. Kang will be available from 10 a.m. to noon to discuss requirements and the application process for the program. All military retirees are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Retired Activities Office and the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Fleet and Family Support Center. Other groups scheduled to be present include the Veterans Administration, Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy legal, TRICARE, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Navy Exchange, commissary, USO, Fleet and Family Support Center and the Retired Activities Office. Flu shots will be available for ID cardholders. For more information, call 452-5990.

Fried mullet on the menu at school

Church plans bazaar and fish fry

Marine Corps League plans car show

The annual Escambia Christian School fish fry is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at the school’s gym, 3311 West Moreno St. The menu features fried mullet, side dishes and beverages. 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.

Retired military seminar announced

U.S. Marine Capt. S. Kang from the Secretary of the Navy’s Combat-Related Special Compensation Board will be one of the representatives attending the Oct. 17 Naval Air Station Pensacola Military Retiree Seminar. The annual seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at the Naval Aviation Schools Command au-

A bazaar and fish fry is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10, at Myrtle Grove Methodist Church, 1030 North 57th Ave. Crafts and baked goods will be on sale. Fish fry tickets are $8. For more information, call 456-7463.

Classes start Oct. 19 at Embry Riddle

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Pensacola campus is registering for the October term classes through Oct. 19, when classes begin. 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. NAS Whiting Field office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 1417, Room 163.

For more information, call 458-1098, e-mail pensacola@erau.edu, or go to www.worldwide.erau. edu/locations/pensacola.

Navy League holding golf tournament The Pensacola Council Navy League has scheduled its annual Four Person Scramble Golf Tournament for Oct. 22 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Cost is $40 per person for active-duty E-6 and below and $60 for others. Business tee signs are $100, and business tee signs with two players are $200. Proceeds will benefit Sea Services. For more information, call 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Barbershop Chorus to perform The Fiesta Barbershop Chorus will present an Autumn Harmony Explosion! program at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Imogene Theatre, 6866 Caroline St., in Milton. The a cappella review will feature songs of patriotism, inspiration and love. Special guests will be the Pensacola Sound Chorus and their quartets. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call (850) 626-9853 or go to www.fiestabarbershopchorus.groupanizer.com.

Tickets on sale for Nov. 14 Marine Ball The MATSG-21 Officer Birthday Ball, which is scheduled for Nov. 14 at the National Naval Aviation Museum to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets at NASP, contact MATSG-21. To purchase tickets at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, contact Sonja Presley in Training Air Wing Five Operations Department or call 850623-7147.

Transition GPS job fair to be Oct. 16

The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition GPS Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. Employers expected to be represented include Baxter Healthcare, City of Pensacola, Child Development Home, Guidance Aviation, Gulf Power, Kelly Services, Landrum, Navy Federal Credit Union, Perdido Beach Resort, Santa Rosa Correctionl Institution, Teacher Ready, Troops to Teachers, University of West Florida, U.S. Navy Officers Programs, UTC Aerospace Systems and Veterans Upward Bound. The event is for active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. For more information, call 452-5609 or email lara.sabanosh@navy.mil or terry.l. harris1@navy.mil.



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October 9, 2015

Navy volunteers lend a hand with restoration project; 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. 1, 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, come visit the NASP FFSC and show your support for “One Voice Against Domestic Violence.”

NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center will be distributing Domestic Violence Awareness Month resource materials throughout October Today, Oct. 9, at the NAS Pensacola Child Development Center (CDC); 7:30-10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the NASP (Aviation Plaza) Navy Exchange (NEX); 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Naval Hospital Pensacola; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Radford Fitness Center; 4-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Radford Fitness Center; 9-10 a.m.

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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 9, 2015

Navy volunteers lend a hand with local island restoration project By Ens. Rosario DiNoto Naval Aviation Schools Command


he Navy has come a long way in making our seas and oceans a greener place to serve. Our policy of being a “good steward of the environment” includes minimizing and eliminating the effects of naval operations. One of the ways Sailors can place the environment as a focus is to partner with local conservationist and biologist Heather Reed, project manager, City of Gulf Breeze Deadman’s Island Restoration Project Ecological Consulting Services Inc. Being an environmental steward is a responsibility; a principle of cleaning up and restoring the beaches and waterways where we are, re-

gardless of whether it is a result of our operations or another entity. As a Sailor in the world’s greatest Navy, I understand that the seas are an important part of my livelihood but it is also an extremely important resource for everyone on Earth. Seven representatives from Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) and one from the Naval Air Station Pensacola

(Left-right) AN Trenton Jameson, AN Casidy Hover, AN Jaclyn Heitzman, AA Nathan Brittingham and AN Michael Ireland survey the replenishment area. Photo by Ens. Chet Minniear

(Left-right) AA Carlos Garcia and AN Casidy Hover work the shoreline. Photo by Ens. Chet Minniear

Chaplain’s Office teamed up with Reed to be good stewards of the environment and help the project in restoring a fragile and unique ecosystem called Deadman’s Island. “The project task of removing buried anchors, disassembling and separating mesh bags, freeing trapped marine life has not been easy,” Reed said, as she explained what went into rehabilitating the island’s shoreline. “We would have never been able to complete this project without the help of our hardworking Navy volunteers.” Ninety percent of the world’s commerce is conducted on the

oceans. Eighty percent of the world’s population lives close to the water and 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water. This is why we as Sailors not only need to protect the world’s waterways to accomplish our mission but we also need to protect it from environmental dangers as well. Taking ownership of the environment and being a part of a “green” fleet is important to our

present and future generation of service members in the Navy. “Not only have they helped with the removal and replacement of o u r breakwater phase, their hard work has helped make Deadman’s Island safe and enjoyable for the entire community and future generations,” Reed said. “I am grateful for all they have done.”



October 9, 2015


Navy’s library program expands digital services From Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – For Sailors, families, retirees, dependents and civilians wanting 24/7 access to electronic books, audio books, reference materials, and newspapers, all free of charge, the Navy has a solution for you. The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) launched its new Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Digital Library website Oct.1. The NGLP is a service of the Navy Installations Command and provides library resources for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard per-

sonnel, their family members, retired and Reserve military personnel, Naval Academy midshipmen, Department of the Navy (DoN) Delayed Entry Program personnel, DoN and Navy Appropriated Fund civilian employees and DoN contractors. “Users can access the Navy MWR Digital Library from any device with Internet connectivity, including computers, tablets and phones, anytime and anywhere,” said Nellie Moffitt, Navy General Library program manager. “It’s a userfriendly website.” A Common Access Card (CAC) is not required to log in to the Digital Library. The De-

partment of Defense Self-Service (DS) Logon is the new authentication method for those without CACs. Current CAC users can choose to set up a DS Logon account or simply log on using their CAC. To get started, authorized users can go to the website at w w w. N a v y M W R D i g i t a l Library.org, click on “Digital” in the upper right corner of the screen, click “Login,” and enter their DS Logon user-

name and password. Those who don’t already have a DS Logon account can register on the same page. “The Navy MWR Digital Library provides access to valuable resources for all of our customers, many of whom lost access when Navy Knowledge Online went CAC-only in August 2013,” Moffitt said. “Our customers should find this website much easier to navigate and use. We’ll continue to provide resources through NKO, but we hope our customers will find our new access point quick and easy to use.” Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is re-

sponsible for operations and maintenance of shore installations world-wide and quality of life programs to support the fleet, fighter and family. With more than 40,000 civilian and military employees operating 70 installations under 11 regions, the Navy’s shore enterprise ensures requirements necessary to train and operate the Navy’s fleet are maintained and ready and supports Navy families through Family and Community Services programs. For more information about the Navy MWR Digital Library, e-mail nglp@navy.mil. For more news from CNIC, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.





October 9, 2015

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

Festival offers full Greek experience Story, photo from www.PensacolaGreekFestival.com

The 56th annual Pensacola Greek Festival is scheduled to begin today, Oct. 9, and continue through Oct. 11 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden St. The three-day event draws upwards of 20,000 people. Admission is free. The festival is a staple of the Pensacola Bay area’s fall festival lineup, mixing Southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. The annual event gives members of the Greek community in Pensacola an opportunity to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food and dance along with the fun-loving spirit of Greece. This year, the festival will be celebrating the island of Skope-

Details • What: The 56th annual Pensacola Greek Festival. • Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden St. • When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Oct. 9 and tomorrow, Oct. 10; and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. • Cost: Free admission. • For more information: 433-2662 or www.PensacolaGreekFestival.com.

los, which many parishioners still call home and where most of the movie “Mama Mia” was filmed. Skopelos is an island off the coast of Northern Greece. Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes represent-

ing various regions of Greece will perform, and the dance floor is open to all between performances. The Kostas Kastanis Band will be back agin to play traditional and modern Greek music. Traditional roast lamb, baked chicken, dolmathes, moussaka, pastitsio, spanakopita, tiropita and Greek salads will be served in the dinner hall. Pastry and desserts items will be sold outside under the main tent. The outdoor taverna will feature gyros, souvlakia (kabobs) and sausage wraps as well as chicken tenders, Greek fries and calamari. Many of the food items are prepared by parishioners and by restaurants owned by church members. Recipes will be available. Visitors will be able to attend church tours lasting approximately 20 minutes.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 8 p.m.


“War Room,” PG, noon; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Hitman: Agent 47,” R, 5 p.m.; “Sinister 2,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 3 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “American Ultra,” R, 8 p.m.


“The Visit,” PG-13, noon; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “American Ultra,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7 p.m.; “War Room,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 3 p.m.; “Sinister 2,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Hitman: Agent 47,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“The Visit,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Sinister 2,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “War Room,” PG, 4 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.


“American Ultra,” R, 5 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Hitman: Agent 47,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 7 p.m.; “Hitman: Agent 47,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Sinister 2,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“American Ultra,” R, 5 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “War Room,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Proper Running Form Clinic: 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Wenzel Fitness Center. Learn how to run faster, stronger, and more efficient while reducing the risk of injury. For more information, call 452-6198 or e-mail Leon.Freeman @navy.mil. • Haunting Fall Festival: 4 p.m. to 9 Pink Out!!: Radp.m. Oct. 24, Blue ford’s fourth annual Angel Recreation Cancer Park. Haunting Fall Breast Festival. Event will Awareness 5/K/10K, feature haunted hay 8 a.m. Oct. 16. Wear rides, face painting, pink, throw on a coscostume contests, tume, pack your chiland more. This dren into a stroller, event is free for all bring your pet and eligible MWR pa- have fun. Naval Hostrons and guests. pital Pensacola will For more informa- be presenting Comtion, call 453-6286. pass to Health follow• Go to a Saints ing the run. To game: The Infor- register, stop by the mation, Tickets and Radford Fitness CenTravel (ITT) office at ter or call 452-9845. You also can register the NEX Mall on online at https:// Highway 98, has goo.gl/B9Ag60. tickets for the Saints games Oct. 15 (Saints vs. Falcons) in New Orleans. Tickets are $55 each. No transportation provided. For more information, call 452-6354. • Youth Sports: Sports include soccer, flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Dates and fees vary. For more information, call 4523810 or 452-2417. • Beginners Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate. Class at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, is open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older. Cost is $20 per month ($22 DoD). For information or to register, call 291-0940, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • Trailers for rent: Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Reserve a two bedroom trailer that sleeps six. No smoking and no pets. Fall TV special: NFL Sunday Ticket available. Watch every NFL game played on Sunday. For more information, call 390-6133. • Job opening: MWR has an opening for a visual information specialist to be responsible for website design and maintaining all forms of social media and accompanying smartphone apps. Applicants should have five years related experience in multimedia and web design or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Applicants must be skilled in computer and software programs to include, but not limited to, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. For information and to apply for MWR jobs, go to http://www.navymwrpensacola.com/jobs.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows 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.

Worship schedule 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, 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. 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 vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.



Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. 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 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Parenting ages 6 to 12 years: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Six sessions. For information or to register, call 452-5990 or 452-5609. • Donʼt be Taken, Know a Scam when You Hear One: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 7. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • What Type of Home Can You Afford?: 9 a.m. Oct. 21. One of a series of financial management classes. Seating is limited and reservations are

required. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Conflict Resolution and Management: 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Practice skills that prevent conflicts from escalating and learn how to work with others to solve problems. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Each type of disaster requires different safety measures. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia

County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.

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Welcome to GOSPORT. Ever wonder why its called GOSPORT? Established in 1921 as the AIR STATION NEWS, the name GOSPORT was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name "gosport" was derived from Gosport, England (originally God's Port), where the voice tube was invented.

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Sandy’s Good Times Ballroom Dancing. Friday Social Dance 7-9pm, $5 members $10 nonmembers. Saturday Social Dances 8-11pm, $10 members $15 nonmembers. Recorded ballroom music. 1707 W. Fairfield Dr. (across from Wendy’s) Parking in rear of building. 850-458-1979.

West Florida High School Yard Sale/Fish Fry, Sat. Oct 10, 7am-2pm. Corner of Longleaf Drive and Wymart Dr.

Employment Help wanted: House cleaner, bring cleaning supplies. Looking for military woman worker. Leave message 850-492-0275. Help wanted: Garden helper to pull weeds, $8/hr. 2-3 hours per week. Looking for military woman worker. Leave message 850-492-0275. Call 433-1166 ext. 29 and this spot could be yours.

Community Yard Sale Saturday Oct 10th 8am-2 pm. Ensley CMA Church 512 W. Detroit Blvd. Merchandise Pets See Facebook for “Pensacola Golden Retriever Puppies.” AKC Reunite ID Chips, reunite tags. Shots(6-912 weeks). Dewormed(3-5 weeks). Florida requires health certificate within 30 days. -850492-5967. Beautiful fullblood fawn boxer needs new home. PCSing and sadly can’t take him with us. He is fixed, crate-trained, loves children. Re-homing Fee. Call/text 405-778-9275.



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22’ Key West 1999 Center Console 2220. $17000 OBO. Mercury EFI 225cc power, new lower unit, excellent condition. Includes electronics, trailer, crow’s nest. Call/text 240-425-3341.

Moving BoxesTrucks/Vans 40 Boxes asst &SUVs sizes & 20 rolls packing paper 2002 Silverado. call 450-6334. 8-cylinder. 4 $75. doors. $8000 OBO. Full A/C, Used four upper bed liner. and lower white 130,000 miles. kitchen cabinets Good condition. $450.00. Used 850-492-3697. full captain’s bed w/four drawers, Motorcycles two doors, headboard w/shelves 2003 Red made w/pine Kawasaki 1600 wood $250.00. Vulcan motorcy492-9282, or cle. 18K miles. 292-7758. Bags, locking trunk, w/s & lots W e b e r more. Very good Campers Grill. c o n d i t i o n . Baby Q 12000. Garage kept. Like New. $4500. 255-5591. Travel Bag – Owners manual. Misc. Motors $95. 456-8356. 1986 27’ SportsMotors craft Cabin Cruiser kept in Autos for sale dry dock. Hull 1987 Chevy good. Needs enMontecarlo SS gine. $8500 obo. Excellent condi- 255-5591 tion. New carb and valve cov- 2011 Palomino ers. Mainte- Sabre 5th Wheel. nance, oil 34’ with 3 slides. changes kept up. Lots of extra. Ex156,000 miles. cellent condition. $5800. Call 850- $27,500. 417525-3462, 850- 576-4787 for 529-8266. more info.

Administrative Coordinator: This position will create and sustain relationships with lawyers and law firms with the end goal of publishing their notices in our new publication, The Summation Weekly. This position will be responsible for ensuring all notices are published at the correct time and run for the correct number of issues, as well as subsequent billing for services. Job Duties: • Create and consistently sustain relationships with local legal community. • Compile legal notices. • Create system of flawless data compilation, data entry, and ultimate data publication. • Keep detailed record of all notices, publication dates, clients, customers, notice type, etc. • Must be highly organized and familiar with Microsoft Office and Excel. Malcolm Ballinger - Publisher Ballinger Publishing 41 N. Jefferson St. - Suite 402 Pensacola, Fl. 32502 Ph. 850-433-1166 ext. 27 - Fax 850-435-9174 E-mail: malcolm@ballingerpublishing.com

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