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Commander in chief thanks Sailors on Navy birthday ... WASHINGTON, D.C., (NNS) – “I send greetings to all those celebrating the 237th birthday of the United States Navy. America’s growth from a string of 13 Colonies to a beacon of freedom and democracy would not have been possible without the generations of patriots who stepped forward to defend our nation and the principles for which we stand. The members of the United States Navy are part of this unbroken chain of heroism, protecting and preserving our way of life since the earliest days of our Union. Our Sailors have performed brilliantly in every mission given to them – from Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal; from Iwo Jima to Inchon; from the Mekong Delta and Desert Storm to Baghdad and Kabul. They continue to answer our nation’s call as a global force for good, safeguarding vast oceans, bringing justice to terrorists around the world, and providing assistance during times of humanitarian crisis. At sea, on land and in the air, our brave men and women of the United States Navy, like all who wear the uniform of our country, represent what is best about America. We are forever indebted to these selfless heroes. As president, I have no higher honor than serving as commander in chief, and on behalf of a grateful nation, I salute the United States Navy for 237 years of service. May God bless and protect you and your families, and may God bless the United States of America.” – President Barack Obama

Navy Birthday Two-Bell Ceremony ... In celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 237th birthday, there will be a two-bell ringing ceremony today, Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m., at NAS Pensacola headquarters, Bldg. 1500. All commands are invited to attend.

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Smoke testing of NASP sewer system to take place Oct. 15-23 From Joelle O'Daniel-Lopez NavFac SE PWD

If you see smoke rising onboard NAS Pensacola next week, don’t panic. NavFac SE work crews will be conducting “smoke tests” Oct. 15-23 to evaluate, find connections and check for breaks or defects in the sanitary sewer system on base. The smoke testing machine doesn’t create a fire but a chemical smoke that is nontoxic, non-staining, has a low odor and is white or gray in color. The smoke is sent via hoses through the sewer pipes and may rise to the surface in areas where there are problems such as a broken drain pipe. Smoke may also be seen coming from manholes or holes in the ground. It creates no fire hazard. Workers from AH Environmental Consultants Inc./Brown and Caldwell will be conducting the testing. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried-up drain traps. If smoke does enter any building, notify Doug Chastang with NAS Pensacola Public Works at 452-3131, ext. 3100. NavFac SE advises homeowners to

pour a gallon of water into each drain trap of floors, sinks, showers and tubs prior to the testing. If smoke enters your home, it is likely that sewer gases may also be entering your home or business. In this first phase of testing, the western boundary for the tests is Duncan Road (minus Rescue Swimmer School); north boundary is Taylor Road to Murray Road; down Murray Road to include everything south of Saufley Street, including the row of facilities from NEX Aviation Plaza to NATTC Gym. The southern boundary is Pensacola Bay. What is the benefit to the base of performing a smoke test? Smoke testing is used to identify sections of sewers that may exhibit inflow during rainfall. Inflow sources are roof leaders, cellars, yard and area drains, foundation drains, abandoned building sewers, faulty connections, illegal connections and storm water drainage system cross connections. Smoke testing can also detect structural damage and leaking joints in sewer pipes and overflow points in sewer systems.

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During a smoke test session held in 2010, Kory Steele, an environmental scientist with AH Environmental Consultants, checks a “smoke machine” at a drop inlet in the parking lot of the Air Force’s Combat Systems Officer Training School, while Vinnie Passaro, also an environmental scientist, looks for connections and defects in the stormwater system on base. Gosport file photo

Navy Housing Service Centers offering free issue resolution for service members From Commander, Navy Installations Command Housing Program Office

WASHINGTON, D.C., (NNS) – As many service members and their families are aware, Navy Housing Service Centers (HSC) are a resource to help them find on and off-base housing when they are moving to their next duty station. HSCs offer issue resolution services to all Sailors and their families, whether they live on-base, in privaCorry barracks ʻtopped outʼ ... Steelworkers set the last steel beam in place Sept. 27 on the fourth floor of a 166-room barracks that will eventually house 332 students on board Corry Station. Like the Navy’s plankowner tradition, this major construction milestone, known as “topping out,” is a construction industry custom, in which a whitepainted beam is signed by the construction crew before being set in place. Photo by Gary Nichols

tized military housing or out in the community. All HSC services are provided free of charge. In a recent blog by Vice Adm. Bill French, Commander, Navy Installations Command, he stated, “As a Navy leader – and someone who lives in Navy housing – I am committed to ensuring service members and their families have suitable, affordable and safe housing. Recent events pertaining to mold in Navy barracks, and government-owned and family privatized housing, indicate a need to more clearly communicate assistance available on all issues, but particularly when

pertaining to health or safety issues. “This is a personal issue for me. I am determined to ensure we are providing the very best housing throughout the fleet – but I also need your help. If you help me by reporting your housing issues, we can help ensure you maintain a house or barracks room that you can feel proud to say is your home,” French added. “The HSC is prepared to serve as the Sailor’s advocate when housing maintenance, health or safety issues arise. For families living in family privatized housing, we can also assist as an independent facilitator to help you and your landlord communicate when there is an issue and assist with coming to a resolution on a dispute,” said Corky Vazquez, CNIC N93 Housing Program manager. “Our Housing Service Center staff has professional relationships with both the privatization partners and many community landlords,” he said. “We want to work with service members and their families to assist them in finding effective housing options wherever they choose to live.” Onboard NAS Pensacola, contact Family & Community Housing at Housing Service Center, 1581 Duncan Road Bldg 735, Pensacola, FL 32508-5310. Their hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. DSN: 9224412, fax: 922-3788, commercial: 452-4412, fax: 4523788/4498, e-mail: PensacolaHousing@navy.mil. Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) may be

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TA eligibility restored for clock hour programs By Ed Barker NETC PAO

The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Oct. 4 the restoration of Tuition Assistance (TA) eligibility for clock hour-based vocational and technical programs. Announced in Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 305-12, individuals may receive funds for clock hour programs provided the service member meets all TA eligibility requirements, establishes an approved education plan with their local Navy College Office (NCO) and has received an electronic TA voucher. “Clock hour programs provide vocational education opportunities that often enhance Sailors’ skills in technical career fields on active duty and can benefit them when they eventually return to the private sector,” said Dr. Jonathan Woods, Voluntary Education specialist on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Training & Education). “Proper planning, including determining TA eligibility, is the key to successful execution of these education programs.” Many schools offer non-college

degree programs in a variety of certificate and diploma programs on a clock hour basis rather than through award of semester or quarter hour credits. “The Navy uses objective criteria established by the Department of Veterans Affairs for approving programs offered by non-college degree schools for determining TA funding eligibility,” said Tom Smith, enlisted education coordinator for NETC. “Navy approval also offers Sailors the option to use the GI Bill top-up program to cover costs that exceed the TA cap for a given fiscal year.” A list of VA-approved clock hour programs can be found online at http://inquiry.vba.va.gov/. In the center of the screen, click on “Click here to search for approved programs” and then click on the appropriate state to find local programs. VA-approved clock hour programs are instructor-led, faceto-face programs in order to meet strict attendance and performance requirements. “Sailors are strongly encouraged to pursue clock hour programs that pre-

pare them for Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) funded certification or licensing examinations,” added Woods. “Certification and license eligibility for clock hour programs can be researched at www.cool.navy.mil.” Each Sailor may use TA to fund only one vocational/technical program that uses clock hours during a career. Sailors are required to discuss their educational goals with a Navy College counselor prior to enrolling in any program that is funded by TA. TA funds 100 percent of tuition and authorized fees, up to $250 per semester hour, or $166.67 per quarter hour, or $16.67 per clock hour. TA is limited to 16 semester hours, 24 quarter hours, or 240 clock hours per fiscal year. Both credit and clock hours can be funded by TA, however the combined total cost for an individual Sailor cannot exceed the maximum allowable annual TA cap of $4,500. Completion requirements for clock hour programs funded by TA are the same as other educational programs and require Sailors to reimburse the full cost

of the TA voucher for dropping or failing a course. Credit for military training through the American Council on Military Education, credit by examination and the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education, all afford eligible Sailors the opportunity to earn a college degree. “It’s crucial that Sailors work closely with their Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center to ensure they know how clock hour programs dovetail into their educational goals,” added Smith. “Bridging technical or vocational training with academic degree tracks can be challenging, so let the experts help you. Historically, nearly half of Sailors pursuing clock hour training have sought academic degrees.” Additional information on educational programs, including clock hour programs is available on the Navy College website: www.navy college.navy.mil or the Virtual Education Center at: (877) 838-1659 (DSN) 492-4584. For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www. netc.navy.mil.

Some questions and answers about RECP, HEAT From CNRSE

Below is some useful information for those residing or planning to reside in public-private venture (PPV) housing, as pertains to the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) and Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT). What is the reason for starting the RECP? OSD policy requires the transfer of responsibility for payment of utilities from the PPV housing project to the residents. How will the RECP affect resident utility consumption? The RECP is expected to result in energy conservation at participating installations and ultimately across the Navy portfolio of PPV projects. What happens to the RECP utility cost savings? About 85 percent of the savings will go back into the PPV project to fund reserve accounts for repairs and modernization of homes and neighborhoods. What utilities are included in the RECP program? Electricity and heating fuels like gas and oil. Water and sewer are excluded because they are not yet individually metered. How does the RECP work? Consumption for residents of like type homes (similar size and construction) is averaged and then a buffer is applied to create a normal usage band. Residents with bills over

NEX’s Sherman Field Mini Mart closed for renovation Oct. 15-26 From NEX

The Navy Exchange (NEX) Sherman Field Mini Mart (Bldg.1932) will close for a full renovation (replace flooring, equipment and fixtures) Oct. 1526, since there is not adequate space for project phasing. However, a NEX tent store will operate, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., during this time for QOL requirements. The gas pump is open 24/7 for credit card use. NEX apologizes for this inconvenience but promises the end result will be worth it. Remember that the Navy Lodge has a small store along with the Landmark Food Trailer behind Bldg. 3245 (VT 86 /NEX barber).

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the band pay extra, those under get a refund. Does the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) include utilities? Yes, the BAH computation includes the average cost of utilities (electricity, heat and water/sewer). Are the Army, Air Force and Marines implementing similar programs? Yes. For more information regarding RECP, please view the following website: http://www.cnic.navy. mil/cnrse/ FleetFamilyReadiness/ Housing Lodging/ Familyand Unaccompanied Housing/ Contact Housing/ CNRSERECP/ index.htm. Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT): Navy Housing has developed HEAT to assist service members (SVM) and their families in applying for housing Navywide. HEAT allows SVMs and their families to

apply for housing at one or more Navy Installations online before or after they receive their Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. Who can use HEAT? Any active duty SVM or their spouse moving onto a Navy installation. Also, DoD civilians transferring to overseas Navy installation. Can unaccompanied SVMs and civilian personnel entitled to military housing use HEAT? Yes. Unaccompanied SVMs and civilian personnel are encouraged to utilize HEAT to contact the Housing Service Center (HSC) at any Navy installation. Can SVMs/spouses apply to more than one installation? Yes, you may submit HEAT applications to as many installations as you like. You will be contacted by, and receive information from, each installation.

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Housing, Twitter – www.twitter. com/Navy Housing, or YouTube – www. youtube.com/ NavyHousing. HSC’s website offers plenty of resources for issue resolution services that may be required: www.cnic.navy.mil/housing. Customers can find a listing of HSCs contact information at www.cnic.navy.mil/ housingquickreference. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy, or www.twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cni/.

reached at DSN: 922-2755, commercial: 452-2755. Navy Family Housing’s Public-Private Venture partner, Balfour Beatty Communities, owns and operates all family housing properties to include day-to-day operation, management and maintenance. Access www. naspensacola homes.com for neighborhood, forms and management contact information. Service members and their families can contact Navy Housing and find information through our active social media sites: Facebook – www.facebook. com /Navy Smoke test from page 1

What exactly is a smoke test? A two- or three-man crew places a smoke blower over manholes and directs smoke through the sewer system. Anywhere the smoke exits, there is potential for stormwater to enter the sewer system. How are the smoke test crews recognizable in the field? All field personnel will carry identification badges. Crew members operate from vehicles with company signage. Do residents have to do anything to prepare their homes for smoke testing?

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

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,

Residents should pour a gallon of water into the drain traps of floors, sinks, showers and tubs to prevent sewer gases from entering the building and to prevent smoke from entering the home. If harmless smoke can enter through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to also enter the home. What if smoke comes out of a resident’s yard or driveway? This could mean that there is a drain on the property that is connected to the house sewer line instead of the storm system. It could also mean that the lateral has breaks or cracks in the pipe that

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drain runoff after it has entered into the soil. If there is smoke in the resident’s yard, does that mean the cause of the leak needs to be dug up? In a worst-case scenario, yes, but there are many other solutions, such as disconnecting the drain or lining a portion of the house lateral without an excavation. Does the resident need to be home when the smoke testing is performed? Homeowners do not need to be home and field crews will not need to enter the residence. Field crews will record the testing, take photos and measure distances so the defects can be relocated.

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‘Spice:’ Another way to spell ‘disaster’ By FORCM April Beldo Naval Education and Training Command

Naval Education and Training Command’s (NETC) Force Master Chief April Beldo released an editorial recently to the NETC domain about the use of Spice and how it affects fleet readiness. The Navy is a “Global Force for Good” and our Sailors embody its core values of honor, courage and commitment. Each day, I’m energized when I see Sailors challenging themselves to reach their personal and professional goals. Because of their enthusiasm, I have no doubt that the outlook of our maritime force shines bright as these individuals motivated by dedication, service and sacrifice continue to perfect their talents across the fleet and around the globe. Yet for all of the positive things going on in our Sailors’ lives, our Navy is being plagued by a sickness among our ranks. Each week, in all-too-familiar reports, we see detailed accounts of Sailors being caught, testing positive and being separated from the Navy for using synthetic marijuana or Spice. This threat to our Navy’s readiness is also known as K2, Spice Gold, Spice Silver, Spice Diamond, Genie, Yucatan Fire, Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Zohai or Red Magic. Whatever it’s called, not in my Navy.

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Force Master Chief April Beldo talks to Sailors at the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) Monterey. Photo by MC1(SW/AW) Nathan L. Guimont

This synthetic drug presents a real and existing danger to a user’s mental and physical health, as well as their military careers. Being under the influence of this drug can adversely affect the performance of our shipmates on and off duty. Some of the short-term effects include auditory and visual hallucinations, painless head pressure, panic attacks, time distortion and delirium. Psychotic symptoms can last for days, even months in some cases. Long-term effects from this mind-altering drug can include permanent phys-

ical impairment, mental illness or death. These products aren’t approved for human consumption and there is no oversight of the manufacturing process. Similar to other drugs on the street, experts warn that you never know what mixture of chemicals could be present in the drugs and users are experimenting with the combination of multiple products which can dramatically change or increase its effects on a case-bycase basis. In San Diego, one of our major fleet concentration areas, multiple patients have been treated at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Calif., for using Spice, some resulting in months of inpatient treatment for persistent psychotic symptoms. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, increased dosage, addiction and use of synthetic marijuana has led to a surge in emergency room visits and calls to poison control centers. It saddens me that even though they know that the odds are against them, some of our Sailors continue to gamble with their lives, playing Russian roulette with no possible way to win. Regrettably, simple message traffic can’t portray the negative impact the use of this man-made drug has on unit cohesion. Drug abuse puts lives and missions at risk and undercuts unit readiness, morale and esprit de corps. On flight lines, onboard ships and on bases around the world, we put our lives in the hands of

our shipmates. We trust that the Sailor or Marine we are working with is focused and capable. If they have used Spice, their readiness for duty and their professional judgment is in question. I also can’t adequately express the drug’s impact in terms of permanent personal consequences including criminal charges, discharge and longterm medical issues, not to mention the impact to the Sailor’s family. Those most painful and private elements often go untold. The Navy’s implementation of synthetic drug testing is a necessary step in putting a halt to Sailors and Marines using these outlawed and hazardous substances. If unclear of the Navy’s policy on drug abuse, it’s straightforward and to the point – zero tolerance and illegal. Using Spice, or other trendy drugs and artificial compounds by any member of our Navy and Marine Corps team is incompatible with the guidelines for performance, military discipline and readiness characterized by today’s Sailors and Marines. In 2011, close to 400 Sailors were processed out of the Navy because they chose to use these drugs. As shipmates, we must all watch out for each other and remind each other that abusers will be caught, they will be separated, lose benefits and will let down the Navy team. With that gloomy forecast

said, I want you to understand that I’m only identifying a very small population of misguided individuals and that an overwhelming majority of our Sailors and Marines conduct themselves honorably. There are also signs that we are winning the battle. The Navy’s history of zero tolerance clearly shows dramatic gains in reducing illegal drug use. In 1982, the first year of urinalysis screening, the percent of positive samples was 7.21 percent. For FY 2011, that number was less than 1 percent, with a total of 1,515 out of 1,184,160 samples testing positive. Here at Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) headquarters and throughout our domain, we understand that fleet readiness starts here and we go the extra mile to make sure that our students are equipped to succeed in the fleet. Our instructors and staff are charged with their training, mentoring and setting a personal example, and are committed to good order and discipline. As a team, we take on challenges by developing situational awareness, coaching our shipmates, taking advantage of resources and providing positive leadership. We also faithfully help our shipmates navigate through rough seas, and go the extra mile to prevent a shipmate from making a bad decision that could ruin their lives. If you or someone you know needs help, all you have to do is ask.


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October 12, 2012

Fire Prevention Week, 2012

Presidential proclamation From www.whitehouse.gov

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very year, fires in and around homes nationwide put thousands of Americans in harm’s way. From the loss of a home to the tragic passing of a loved one, the devastation these disasters leave in their wake is heartbreaking. During Fire Prevention Week, we resolve to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from fires, and we honor the courageous first responders who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. All of us can take meaningful steps to reduce the risk of fire in our homes. I encourage all Americans to install and maintain smoke alarms, test smoke alarm batteries regularly, and follow safe practices in the kitchen and when using electrical appliances. Families should also develop and practice a fire escape plan that includes at least two ways out of every room. To learn more about these and other simple precautions against home fires, visit www.Ready.gov. As we mark Fire Prevention Week by recommitting to preparedness, we also extend our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected by fires this year – including the brave first responders who fought them. Summoning courage in crisis and bringing discipline and professionalism to the job each and every day, America’s firefighters are heroes in every sense. This week, we express our deepest gratitude for their service to our communities and our nation, and we pay solemn tribute to the men and women who gave their lives to protect our own. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten, and in their memory, let us rededicate ourselves to preventing tragedy before it strikes.

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

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Fall fire safety: Use fireplaces, space heaters with appropriate caution From Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast

As the cooler weather starts settling in, it’s time to think about the heating sources we use, whether it’s a furnace, fireplace, wood burning stove or a heater of any type. This article will cover actions you should take to protect your home and family from fires caused by defective or improperly maintained heating sources. One of the first things to do is ensure you have a smoke detector in each bedroom, one in the hall outside the bedrooms and one on each level of your home. Second, if you have a fossil fuel appliance (anything that uses natural gas, LP gas, fuel oil, kerosene, wood or coal) or have an attached garage you should have a carbon monoxide detector. Both of these detectors can be purchased relatively inexpensively and they save lives. Furnace safety • Have your furnace inspected annually by a licensed service technician to ensure it’s operating properly with no loose vent work. • Do not store any flammable liquids near any

Always use space heaters with care, and never leave one on when leaving the home or going to sleep.

open flame. • Do not use your furnace space or closet for storage and always maintain adequate clearances. Fireplace / wood burning stove safety More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Keep fireplaces and wood stoves clean • Have your chimney or

wood stove inspected and cleaned annually by a certified or licensed technician. • Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations and flammable materials and always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces. Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. • Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures. • Keep air inlets on wood stoves open, and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Never use flammable liquids to start a fire, use only seasoned hardwood. Do not burn cardboard boxes, trash or debris in your fireplace or wood stove; don’t ever leave a fire. Extinguish the fire before going to bed or leaving the house, soak hot ashes in water and place them in a metal container outside your home. • Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves. • Build small fires that burn completely and produce less smoke. • If ever in doubt concerning your fireplace or stove, contact a licensed technician. Protecting the outside of your home

• Stack firewood outdoors at least 30 feet away from your home. • Keep the roof clear of leaves, pine needles and other debris, cover the chimney with a mesh screen spark arrester and remove branches hanging above the chimney, flues or vents. • Provide proper venting systems for all heating equipment. • Extend all vent pipes at least three feet above the roof. Electrical space heaters • Always maintain a three-foot clearance around the heater. • Never leave it on when leaving the home or going to sleep. Fire reporting • Always have your emergency number readily available. • In the event of a fire or other emergency, always call the fire department or other emergency services first, never delay this call. On behalf of Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast F&ESGC, have a wonderful fall season and be fire safe; remember, “Have Two Ways Out.” Call F&ESGC’s fire prevention department with questions at 452-2898.

NFPA offers tools, tips and resources for October’s Fire Prevention Week From NFPA.org

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, is running now through Oct. 13. The nonprofit fire safety organization is reminding the public to, “Have Two Ways Out,” the theme for this year’s effort which focuses on the importance of having multiple escape routes in the event of a fire. “Less than 25 percent of American households have developed and practiced a fire escape plan to be prepared in the event of a real emergency,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of communications. “Having a plan and knowing what to do can make the difference between getting out safely and quickly or not.” The Fire Prevention Week website (www.firepreventionweek.org) is the central portal for information and resources to help people from fire chiefs and community leaders running outreach

programs, to parents teaching their families basic home fire safety information. The site includes fire safety tip sheets, fire statistics, a family safety checklist, “Sparky the Fire Dog” activities for children and public service announcement videos.

public safety education materials they need in their communities. Individuals can then help their local fire department prepare for Fire Prevention Week by fulfilling the wishes. NFPA offers these important fire safety tips: • Watch your cooking: Stay

lighters up high, out of the reach of children, preferably in a cabinet with a child lock. • Inspect electrical cords: Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs or have loose connections. • Be careful when using candles: Keep candles at least one

Visitors can also test their knowledge of fire safety with the a Fire Prevention Week quiz, a great resource to see how well prepared families are for an emergency. Quiz-takers can review their results and compare them with others via Twitter and Facebook. New for 2012, NFPA launched Sparky’s Wish List, designed to help fire departments connect with their local communities. Fire departments across the country have registered for

in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If you must leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove. • Give space heaters space: Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep. • Smoke outside: Ask smokers to smoke outside. Have sturdy, deep ashtrays for smokers. • Keep matches and lighters out of reach: Keep matches and

foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep. • Have a home fire escape plan: Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year. • Install smoke alarms: Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. • Test smoke alarms: Test

smoke alarms at least once a month and replace conventional batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps” to tell you the battery is low. Replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. • Install sprinklers: If you are building or remodeling your home, install residential fire sprinklers. Sprinklers can contain and may even extinguish a fire in less time than it would take the fire department to arrive. About Fire Prevention Week: NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The president of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.fireprevention week.org for more safety information.


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October 12, 2012

Natural gas fueling station unveiled in Pensacola From Jim Roberts ECUA PIO

The city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) unveiled Oct. 3 Pensacola’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, located at 6722 Pine Forest Road. The city and its natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, partnered with ECUA to build the $1.8 million station at ECUA’s sanitation facility, which will serve more than 80 natural gas vehicles operated by the city, ECUA and Escambia County. Pensacola Energy is actively marketing the station to corporate fleets, with plans to open the station to the general public in the future. “This station marks a new day for the city of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy and ECUA,” said Mayor Ashton Hayward. “In this era of budget constraints, those of us in government must continually look for opportunities to generate non-tax revenue and work together to improve our operations. These cleanerburning natural gas vehicles will cost less to fuel and maintain, leaving more dollars for vital city services. I want to thank the city council and ECUA board for their support of this initiative.” Natural gas-powered vehicles have substantially lower fuel and maintenance costs than vehicles using gasoline or diesel fuel. While the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel has topped $4, a diesel gallon equivalent of CNG at Pensacola’s fueling station is currently priced at $2.05. CNG prices have remained relatively stable during recent years as gasoline and diesel prices have risen steadily. ECUA Executive Director Steve Sorrell stated, “By transitioning to CNG in natural gas vehicles (NGVs), ECUA is projecting an annual maintenance cost savings in excess of $350,000, and a savings of about $900,000 in annual fuel costs. And there are environmental benefits associated with the use of NGVs in that there are less greenhouse gas emissions than the dieselpowered vehicles they are replacing.” In 2011, ECUA finalized a 10-year CNG agreement with Pensacola Energy. As part of the agreement, ECUA will pay a monthly transportation charge as well as an indexed price-per-diesel-gallon equivalent of CNG fuel used by ECUA vehicles. Pensacola Energy will operate and maintain the station, which features four “fast fill” hoses as well as 90 time-fill dispensers, which can be used to refuel vehicles overnight.

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Navy Ener gy Awareness Month

Energy conservation messages from NASP PWD From Ens. Meredith Martin Energy Team Manager NASP PWD

While October is officially Energy Awareness Month, the NAS Pensacola Public Works Department (PWD) energy team works year-round to encourage personnel to live and work with an energy-efficient mindset. In order to meet DoD and Navy energy goals, we need to engrain a culture of conservation throughout the base and tenant commands. During October, we make a special effort to highlight the Navy’s energy goals, and encourage personnel to help move us meet those

Gulf Power will have a Chevy Volt on display at the NEX Navy Energy Awareness Month event Oct. 16-18

goals through their day-to-day activities. The reality is that it takes a huge amount of fuel, water and electricity to accomplish our missions. One way the PWD energy team works to improve the efficiency of our buildings and equipment is through large-scale energy projects, which minimize the amount of energy we must use every day. However, the other half of the equation is reducing demand from the facility side. This is where base personnel can make a big difference. We can dramatically cut energy waste by turning off lights, keeping thermostats at moderate settings, putting computers on standby and eliminating personal appliances from workspaces. It’s like fixing a leaky faucet on a massive scale. We are a very large installation. If we can multiply those small efforts by thousands of personnel occupying millions of square feet, the savings can be huge. In the current economic climate, with significantly restricted budgets, it’s even more important to grab this low-hanging fruit – to do the little things every day that save the Navy both energy and money. All installation personnel are stewards of taxpayer dollars. It’s our responsibility to ensure we are using the funding we do receive in an efficient manner, reducing waste where we can, and encouraging co-workers to do the same.

From Sabrina Williams Installation Energy Manager NavFac SE PWD Pensacola

Energy is in everything. During October, Energy Awareness Month, we put emphasis on energy awareness and energy conservation. Awareness is a major factor in conserving energy. Saving energy is important both on and off the installation. There are so many ways to save energy; little things such as shutting off some of the office lights after some of the staff have left for the day, for example. The energy-saving measures indentified by our energy team include: retro-commissioning various facilities, installing energy management systems (direct digital control DC systems), night time temperature setbacks, boiler and chiller replacements, improving insulation, HVAC upgrades, energy efficient lighting systems and renewable energy. In observation of Energy Awareness Month, NavFac/ PWD NAS Pensacola’s energy conservation booth will be on display Oct. 16 at the Corry NEX from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Oct. 17-18 at NASP’s Aviation Plaza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gulf Power will have a Chevy Volt on display at both venues.

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NASWF celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month Story, photo by Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

Naval Air Station Whiting Field celebrated National Hispanic American Heritage Month recently with a showcase of culturally distinctive food, music and history. The Hispanic American Heritage Festival, which was organized by the base diversity committee, attracted a broad spectrum of the air station community and exceeded all expectations for turnout and participation. “We expected about 200-300 for the two hours, and we exceeded that in one hour,” base Command Master Chief Raphael Rosado exclaimed. Members of the diversity committee worked at a brisk tempo to handle the influx of enthusiastic guests. Lunchgoers took advantage of the occasion to please their palates with selections from among the dozens of hearty appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared by base volunteers or purchased with donations. A ravenous chow line materialized quickly following the welcome and opening remarks by NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis. Wafting aromas of fresh ceviche, arroz con frijoles, chicken empanadas, pork roast and black beans offered enticing previews of the feast in store. From the dessert table, tres leches cake, Mexican wedding cookies and flan beckoned. Rosado was pleased by the sheer volume of the contributions and the cross section of base

agencies that offered support. “We had contributions from Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the chiefs’ mess and many others,” he said. Although the organizers declared in advance that the event would continue until food supplies were exhausted, planners had allotted a conservative two hours to give diners sufficient time. The broad participation of base military members, dependents, military civilians, and contract personnel reduced an estimated $500 of food to crumbs in less than 50 minutes. Diversity committee president AB2 Derrick Watkins worked with nine other members of the group to plan, organize, and execute the production. Preparations commenced over a month in advance and multiple facets of Hispanic American Heritage were emphasized. “We only have 10 fulltime members on the diversity committee, but many more people helped make this happen,” Watkins noted. The committee’s manpower was reinforced by an estimated 40 individuals – both military and civilian – who volunteered to donate time, money, or both, to the project. In addition to themed cuisine, committee members designed and prepared a sound track, a historical overview of Hispanic American contributions, and traditionally themed children’s activities. AN Naysha Sotogonzalez took the lead in assembling a backing track featuring selections from familiar Hispanic American acts while introducing revelers

Children scramble for candy in the aftermath of the piñata party at the NAS Whiting Field Hispanic American Heritage Festival recently. Festival organizers provided several family friendly attractions including a bounce-house, food to suit all age groups and the piñatas game. While only one youngster was able to land a telling blow, all youthful revelers enjoyed the spoils.

to artists from beyond the scope of most U.S. pop charts. “I wanted to take care of all musical arrangements. I’m from Puerto Rico, and I wanted to bring a piece of Puerto Rico here today. I included mainstream songs by, for example, Ricky Martin, but there’s also work from Puerto Rican groups like Plena Libre and Grupo Mania. “We also have Vicente Fernandez of Mexico, among others, to give additional exposure to different styles of Hispanic music. For extra background, we prepared all of the booklets and information handouts,” Sotogonzalez explained. The family friendly

atmosphere ensured that a sizeable children’s contingent joined in the festivities. Diversity committee planners provided the youths with a bouncehouse, an assortment of meal options, and a dessert surprise. “Of course, for the kids, we have candy-filled piñ atas, and they get to smash them at the end,” Sotogonzalez enthused. Attendees were offered insights into the historical achievements of Hispanic Americans in general and Hispanic Navy veterans in particular. Hispanic American Heritage has been recognized with an official national observance only since 1968. However, vis-

itors to the festival were reminded that the community’s contributions to the nation and Navy date to the earliest days of the republic. Pioneering Hispanic American Sailor David Glasgow Farragut experienced sea combat as a 12year-old midshipman in the War of 1812; later in life, he rose to national prominence as the architect of Civil War conquests at New Orleans, La.; and Mobile Bay, Ala. Diversity committee members highlighted the fact that since Farragut’s era, Hispanic Americans have achieved flag rank, served as secretary of the Navy, and have featured in every occupational specialty within the naval

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service – including the Blue Angels. Rosado, himself an Hispanic American Navy veteran of 29 years, believes that the growth of Hispanic personnel on Navy rosters parallels the currents of American history. “Like many Americans, Hispanics realize that the Navy offers unique chances to have a career, provide for their families, and serve the nation while opening many new opportunities,” said Rosado. “When you look at (former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) Joe Campa, who is of Mexican descent, you can see that the Navy is an opportunity to advance and build a career.”


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Bell ceremony to mark Navy’s birthday

In celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 237th birthday, there will be a two-bell ringing ceremony at 9 a.m. today, Oct. 12, at NAS Pensacola headquarters, Bldg. 1500. All commands are invited to attend.

Case lot sale scheduled at commissary

The DeCA Pensacola commissary in the Navy Shopping Mall, Bldg. 3961, 5800 West Highway 98, has scheduled a case lot sale outside the commissary from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 12, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13. Shoppers are encouraged to stop by and check the deals. For more information, call 452-6880.

Disc golf events scheduled for today

A Military Pro Am is scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Oct. 12, at the Disc Golf Complex, Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. The free event is open to active duty, retirees and dependents. Eligible service members can register at 1 p.m. at the complex. A free professional clinic will be held at 5 p.m. at the Disc Golf Driving Range located adjacent the Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area pavilion. For more information, call 452-3798.

Birthday ball being held at museum

The U.S. Navy 237th Birthday Ball is scheduled for today, Oct. 12, at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The evening will start with cocktails at 6 p.m. A sit-down dinner and ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. The Navy Rock Band, Crescent City Krewe, from New Orleans, is scheduled to perform. For details, go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/current/nbb/navybirthday.htm.

Navy birthday celebration scheduled

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. tomorrow, Oct. 13, at 1060 North Guillemard St., Bldg. A. A preview party is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 12. Watch glass blowing demonstrations and be the first to shop. Entry is $25 per person. For more information, call 429-1222 or visit www.FirstCityArt.org.

Purple Heart group meeting in Pace

Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter/Unit 566 will meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13, at the West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 Highway 90 West, Pace. The ladies auxiliary will be making Purple Heart wreaths and beginning to decorate 43 Christmas trees for the Volunteers of America. All Purple Heart recipients, spouses and descendants are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Cmdr. Eustice Shiver or Judy Shiver at 994-3880.

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

Gallery presents nature-themed show

Celebrate with the Greeks at festival

Guitarist to perform new composition

The 53rd annual Pensacola Greek Festival offers food, music and dancing on the grounds of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 West Garden St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, Oct. 12 and 13, and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Admission is free. The Kostas Kastanis Band from Kentucky will perform. Visitors also can take 20-minute church tours to get an overview of orthodox history and architecture. Byzantine hymns will be sung by choir members at the end of each tour. For more information, call 433-2662.

PLT presenting ‘The Pillowman’

Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 is presenting a modern psychological thriller, “The Pillowman.” The dark comedy is an R-rated production with disturbing themes, scenes and language that may offend. It is not suitable for children. Pensacola Little Theatre is at 400 South Jefferson St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $17 for café seating. For more information, visit PensacolaLittle Theatre.com or call 432-2042.

Sorority group presenting concert

The Pensacola Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is presenting a Centennial Celebration of Praise from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Greater Union Baptist Church, 1300 North Guillemard St. Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted for Pensacola Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 484-8562.

New bishop to greet guests at gala

Newly ordained Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese is slated to open ceremonies at the 30th annual Jewel of the Gulf Gala tomorrow, Oct. 13, at New World Landing. Other welcoming guests will be members of the Vince Whibbs Sr. family. The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features heavy hors d’oeuvres. The show band Figure Eight is scheduled to entertain. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 436-8754, ext. 25, or go to www.jewelofthegulfgala.com.

School schedules festival and run

Redeemer Lutheran School, 333 Commerce St., will present its fall festival and 10K/5K Run tomorrow, Oct. 13. The race is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the school. Register online at www.active.com or at the school. The annual fall festival takes place after the race. For more information, call 455-0330.

Artists to fill up center’s pumpkin patch

The First City Art Center’s (formerly Belmont Arts and Cultural Center) sixth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The current featured artist show, “Collaborating with Nature,” continues through Nov. 10 at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. The show features pottery by Tammy Casperson, metal garden art by Amy Hines and pastel naturescapes and jewelry by Jan Kurtz. A free reception is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, Oct. 12. For more information, call 429-9100. Pensacola State College will present internationally acclaimed composer and guitarist Benjamin Verdery in concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is $11 for adults; $9 for senior citizens, children and non-PSC students; and $7 for senior club members, faculty and staff. PSC students can attend for free with a current student I.D. The performance will include several original compositions including the world premiere of “Penzacola Belongs To All,” which was commissioned by the Pensacola State College Guitar Association. To order tickets, go to www.pensacola state.edu/Lyceum, or call 484-1847.

Camellia growers schedule meeting

The Pensacola Camellia Club will hold its regular third-Tuesday of the month meeting Oct. 16 at the Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Skip Vogelsang will discuss air-layering to produce new camellia plants. For more information, 484-9183 or e-mail nvickers1@cox.net.

Coin collectors gathering at Sonny’s

Pensacola Numismatic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 630 North Navy Blvd. Meetings feature a presentation on the hobby of coin collecting and a coin auction. There is no cost to attend unless having dinner. For more information, call Dan Hayes at 206-3592.

NMCRS thrift store to be closed

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Thrift Store will close Oct. 18 and will reopen at 9 a.m. Oct. 23. For more information, call 452-2300.

Coast Guard to present haunted ship

“Ghosts” will be haunting the decks of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Plaza de Luna Pier in downtown Pensacola. The event supports MANNA Food Pantries and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring one can of nonperishable food to donate. Nonprofit organization that wish to set up a booth by the ship, can contact ENS Nathan White or MKC Jack Porter at 361-7246. More information, call For more information, call 441-6277 or go to http://cypresshauntedship. wordpress.com.

German squadron plans Oktoberfest

The 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola will hold its annual Oktoberfest at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mustin Beach Club. Tickets cost $40. For more information, call 452-2693.

Engineering group schedules breakfast

The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has scheduled a Business Opportunities Breakfast at Lighthouse Point restaurant at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 19. The event will feature speakers from NAVFAC Southeast, the Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District and the UWF Small Business Development Center. All topics will focus on small business contracting and business opportunities with the federal government. The registration cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact pensacola.post@gmail.com.

Seminar to focus on retired military

Ronald McDonald House Charities is holding its annual Fire Truck Pull starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 13, at Seville Quarter. More than 40 teams comprised of military, first responders, businesses, school groups and more will compete to pull a fire truck 50 feet in the least amount of time. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the competition. The event also will feature vendor booths and food. For more information, contact Twana Bright at 477-2273 or e-mail events@rmhc-nwfl.org.

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

Celebration to feature German food

Naval War College expert to speak

Teams to compete in fire truck pull

American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a Octoberfest celebration starting at noon tomorrow, Oct. 13. The family friendly event will feature German food and beverages as well as games, prizes and live music. For more information, call 455-6111.

PSC Senior Club meeting Oct. 16

The PSC Senior Club meeting is scheduled for Oct. 16 at the Student Center, Bldg. 5, Pensacola State College, Main Campus. Social time will begin at 2 p.m. with light refreshments. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. The club schedules various activities every week. Membership is open to any Florida resident 60 years and older. The dues are $10 per year. For more information, call 471-1113.

Veterans Day luncheon scheduled

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officer Association of America will hold its annual Veterans Day Luncheon Oct. 18 at Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. Social hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served at noon. Guest speaker will Jerry Maygarden, former majority leader in the Florida House of Representatives. Lunch costs $15. Reservations can be made at www.PMOAA.org or by contacting Capt. Neal J. Schneider by e-mail at Neals-pensacola@ mchsi.com or call 932-9242.

The Naval War College Foundation, in cooperation with the Pensacola Navy League and Admiral’s Club, is presenting a lunch and conversation featuring Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College Nov. 8 at New World Landing, 649 South Palafox St. A reception will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $17. To register online, go to http://registration.nwcfoundation.org/pensacola-lunch. To register by mail, include names for all registrants and a return address. Send checks to: The Naval War College Foundation 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1213. Registration must be received by Nov. 2. For more information or to register by phone, call Steve Stasiuk at (401) 848-8308.

Holiday plan includes group of students

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council will welcome six students from Bolivia and six students from Peru and two adults from those countries to Pensacola for 11 days in November to participate in the Youth Ambassadors Program, a special exchange of the U.S. Department of State. Students are scheduled to arrive Nov. 16, the Friday before Thanksgiving, and depart Nov 27. The group is looking for families that are interested in sharing their holiday traditions. For more information, contact Executive Director Jena M. Gissendanner at 595-0817 or e-mail jena@gulfcoastdiplomacy.org.


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Navy training’s top senior civilian performer receives posthumous award; See page B2 Spotlight

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month From www.cdc.gov

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reast cancer and you what you need to know.

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. The breast is made up of three main parts: glands, ducts and connective tissue. Sometimes breast cells become abnormal and grow faster than normal cells. These extra cells form a mass called a tumor. Some tumors are “benign,” or not cancerous. Other tumors are “malignant,” meaning they are cancerous and have the ability to spread to other parts of the breast and body and disrupt normal functions in those areas. Who gets breast cancer? All women are at risk for breast cancer. Men can also get breast cancer, but this is rare. Not counting skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all major racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Among Hispanic women, it is the most common cause of death from cancer, and it is the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian or

Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities at Naval Hospital Pensacola: Naval Hospital Pensacola is urging all eligible beneficiaries to participate in its walkin “Happy Hour” mammogram screening. Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering walk-in mammogram screenings for all eligible beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE prime. The “Happy Hour” mammogram screenings will take place Oct. 23 and 25 from 4-6 p.m. at NHP’s radiology clinic. For more information, call 505-6042 or 505-6719/6488. NHP Breast Cancer Awareness Fairs: (with mobile mammography unit onsite at all locations): Oct. 2 at Whiting Field Fitness Center (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Oct. 15 at Corry Fitness Center (8 a.m.-noon). Oct. 19 at Radford Fitness Center (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). “Pink Out Day” is Oct. 12: NHP personnel will wear pink to show support of breast cancer awareness. Other Breast Cancer Awareness Month events • American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk Oct. 27. 7 a.m. registration. Cordova Mall. For more, visit http://makingstrides.acsevents.org. • The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K starts at 7 a.m. Oct. 19. Meet at the Radford Gym aboard NASP. A mammogram van will be on site. For more information call MWR at 452-3806, ext. 3107. • Pink Dress Run: Join the Portside Gym & Fitness Center for the Pink Dress Run at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Participants are encouraged to wear pink attire with athletic shoes for chip trail run. Distances are optional per runner/walker/jogger – one, two or three miles. For more information, contact Nicole or Shiela at 452-7810.

Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native women. In 2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), 202,964 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,598 women died from the disease. Although more white women get breast cancer, more black women die from it. How can I prevent it? Scientists are studying how best to prevent breast cancer. Ways to help lower your risk of getting breast cancer include: • Stay physically active by getting regular exercise. • Maintain a healthy weight. • Avoid using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or find out the risks and benefits of HRT and if it is right for you. • Limit the amount of alcohol that you drink. What raises a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer? Several factors may affect your risk of developing breast cancer, including: • Getting older. • Not having children, or having your first child later in life. • Starting your first menstrual period at an early age. • Beginning menopause at a late age. • Having a personal history of breast cancer or certain benign breast diseases, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia. • Having close family relatives (such as a mother, sister, father, or daughter) who have had breast cancer. • Having a genetic condition, such as certain mutations in your BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. • Having been treated with radiation therapy to the breast or chest. • Being overweight, particularly after menopause. • Using hormone replacement therapy for a long time.

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• Using oral contraceptives. • Drinking alcohol. • Being physically inactive. What are the symptoms? When breast cancer starts out, it is too small to feel and does not cause signs and symptoms. As it grows, however, breast cancer can cause changes in how the breast looks or feels. Symptoms may include: • A new lump in the breast. • A lump that has changed. • A change in the size or shape of the breast. • Pain in the breast or nipple that does not go away. • Flaky, red, or swollen skin anywhere on the breast. • A nipple that is very tender or that suddenly turns inward. • Blood or any other type of fluid coming from the nipple that is not milk when nursing a baby. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to a health care professional. They may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a health care professional. What you should know about getting a mammogram: Is there a test that can find breast cancer early? Mammograms are the best tests for finding breast cancer early. Mammograms are a series of X-ray pictures of the breast that allow doctors to look for early signs of breast cancer, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When breast cancer is found early, treatment is most effective, and many women go on to live long and healthy lives. When should I get a mammogram? Most women should have their first mammogram at age 50 and then have another mammogram every two years until age 74. Talk to your health professional if you have any symptoms or changes in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in your family. He or she may recommend that you have mammograms before age 50 or more often than usual. What happens if my mammogram is abnormal? If your mammogram is abnormal or more tests are required, do not panic. Many women need additional tests, and most are not diagnosed with cancer. An abnormal mammogram does not always mean you have cancer. It does mean that you will need to have some additional X-rays or other tests before your doctor can be sure. Other tests may include an ultrasound (picture taken of the breast using sound waves) or a biopsy (removing tissue samples to be looked at closely under a microscope).

Inspiration Quotes to consider If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. – Lance Armstrong Cancer is a word, not a sentence. – John Diamond Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. – Unknown Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – C.C. Scott I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank


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Navy training’s top senior civilian performer receives posthumous award By Steve Vanderwerff NETC PAO

During a well-attended ceremony, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) posthumously recognized its 2011 Senior Civilian of the Year Oct. 2. Program Analyst Mike Dekle passed away in July. His wife, Dennise Dekle, accepted a plaque and certificate for her husband’s outstanding performance from Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC’s commander. During the ceremony Quinn reflected on Deckle’s life of faithful service and the impact he had on Navy training. “Mike will be sorely missed here at NETC; his fingerprints are all over many of the successes we have enjoyed, from the ASTD BEST Awards to our Training Effectiveness Feedback Program,” said Quinn. “His close work with our stakeholders to evaluate how NETC training is being applied by Sailors in their jobs will be felt throughout the fleet for years to come.” Dekle served as the training effectiveness program analyst in the planning and analysis

department at NETC headquarters. When he was Senior Civilian of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2011, Dekle said, “Working at the headquarters command, you are surrounded by some of the top professionals in their fields. It’s very satisfying helping assess how our graduates do on the job, so we can readjust what we do in the future to improve our training.” Dekle’s supervisor, Michele Harrison, Planning and Development branch head, said that Dekle is terribly missed and that a day doesn’t go by that his friends and co-workers don’t think about the positive energy he brought to the office. “The loss of Mike has had a devastating effect on me and his co-workers. He is dearly missed,” she said. “Even though Mike had not been well, he set the bar for others to

Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC’s commander, posthumously recognized NETC’s 2011 Senior Civilian of the Year Mike Dekle by presenting his wife, Dennise Dekle, with a plaque recognizing his outstanding performance. Photo by Ed Barker

emulate. He worked tirelessly with fleet stakeholders to gauge training’s contribution to graduates’ on-the-job performance and appraise training effectiveness. His astounding leadership and team building skills created long-term relationships with Fleet Forces Command and Type Commanders (TYCOM) that will have far reaching effects on Navy training and improve the efficiency of Sailors throughout the fleet. Mike’s achievements are indicative of the devotion, steadfastness, and professionalism with which he again and again performed his work.”

During this period, Dekle developed a training effectiveness feedback program that includes and has the support of NETC stakeholders and customers, including naval surface, air, submarine and cyber forces, in addition to the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command. Accolades of Dekle’s work from fleet customers show the caliber of his work ethic. “Mike Dekle’s character was a key factor in our efforts to build a process across numerous commands to evaluate Individual Training in comparison to fleet needs. He was able to obtain feedback across

a large swath of graduates dispersed throughout various geographic locations in a fleet that is always on the move,” said Jay Truitt, Analyst, Fleet Individual Training, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. “It was a true pleasure to work with him on this project and I will always think of this initiative as the ‘Dekle process.’ ” Dennise Dekle told the gathered audience that her husband loved his work. “I appreciate the heart that NETC has shown us with Mike’s passing,” she said. “There is a sense of belonging here at NETC which comes with being associated with a military organization and Joshua and I are glad to still be part of the NETC family.” Prior to joining the ranks of civil servants more than 10 years ago, Dekle served on active duty for 22 years as a Navy avionics technician. This past spring when asked about working at NETC, Dekle said, “One of the things that I enjoy most about working at NETC is that the work is always dynamic; there is always something new and interesting as we face new challenges and opportunities.” For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/.

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Naval hospital advisory council empowering customers to share ideas, participate in planning own healthcare By Ens. Cynthia Nicholson NHP PAO

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) focuses on patient and family centered care, and is designed to provide a venue for all of its customers – from active duty and dependents to our TRICARE beneficiaries – to give input, and actually participate in the planning of their healthcare. The PFAC’s mission is to educate staff regarding the concepts of patient and family centered care, and promote the delivery of the highest standard of comprehensive and compassionate healthcare. In order to meet the mission requirements members will work

in partnership with health care providers to: • Strengthen communication and collaboration among patients, families, caregivers and staff; • Promote patient and family advocacy and involvement; and • Propose and participate in developing patient care programs, services and policies. The PFAC is a 15-member council, which meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, serves as a formal mechanism to promote a patient and family centered care environment, maximize patient empowerment and advocacy and ensure patient satisfaction

in a healing environment respectful of the military culture. “Patient and Family Centered Care is a concept that identifies each patient as the primary participant in his or her own healthcare and recognizes the vital importance of the family,” said PFAC Chairman, Cmdr. Dan Swisshelm, who also serves as the officer in charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic, NAS Pensacola. Navy medicine’s core concept of care is patient and family centered care. “Naval Hospital Pensacola recognizes our patients as active participants in their healthcare and the PFAC demonstrates our commitment toward involv-

ing our patients and family into that decision-making process and our value for patient empowerment and patient advocacy,” Swisshelm said. Anyone interested in participating can obtain an application via the officerin-charge at the NASP Branch Health Clinic (452-5250), or the head of customer relations office at NHP (5056785). Information about PFAC will be made available via NHP’s Facebook page, where you can also request information and ask questions about the program. NHP’s Facebook page is found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/NavalHospital-Pensacola/ 125746744135570.


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Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2012 Start planning now for the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, which will take place onboard NASP

Nov. 2, 3 For more information on the show, bleacher, box and Flight Line Club seating and FAQs, visit www.naspairshow.com.

Fair brings top entertainment From Pensacola Interstate Fair committee

The Pensacola Interstate Fair will feature 11 days of rides, food, fun and exhibits as well as a star-studded line-up of music and an appearance by a beloved children’s character. “We hope that the community joins us at the fair for thrilling rides and a great line-up of entertainment. We invite everyone to come for the fun and leave with the memories,” said Don Frenkel, fair general manager. Headline performers include the Morris Day & The Time. The popfunk band founded by singer Prince is scheduled to perform Oct. 19. Another big attraction will be Red, a Grammy-nominated rock band, which will be on the stage Oct. 26. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard will be the star of the show Oct. 27. Little Richard’s career has encompassed recording, television, films, soundtracks and commercials. His hits include “Long Tall Sally,” “Lucille,” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly.” A favorite with children, SpongeBob SquarePants will be at the fair for two live meet-and-greet appearances from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. The first 200 fans in line for each appearance will receive a free

Little Richard is scheduled to perform Oct. 26 at The Pensacola Interstate Fair. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Details • What: Pensacola Interstate Fair. • When: Opens Oct. 18 and continues through Oct. 28. • Where: 6655 West Mobile Highway. • For more information: 9444500 or go to pensacola fair.com.

downloadable photo with the celebrated character. Lines will close 30 minutes before the end of each show, so get there early. The price of general admission to

the fairgrounds is $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 11, and free for children younger than age 4. You can save money on special handstamp and admission days. On Military Appreciation Day, Oct. 21, active-duty and retired military personnel and spouses with proper identification will be admitted for $5. The special offer does not include dependent children. Advance sale “Build Your Own Family Fun Packs” are available at area Walgreens stores. The discounted prices for fun packs is $9 for adult admission, $4 for child admission and $20 ride handstamps.

At the movies FRIDAY SATURDAY

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“ParaNorman” (3D), PG, 4:45 p.m.; “ParaNorman” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Premium Rush, (PG-13), 6:45 p.m.; “Hit and Run,” (R), 7 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 9 p.m.; “Expendables 2,” R, 9:15 p.m. “ParaNorman” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “ParaNorman” (2D), PG, 2:15; “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Premium Rush, (PG-13), 4:30 p.m.; “Hit and Run,” (R), 4:45 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Expendables 2,” R, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 9 p.m. “ParaNorman” (3D), PG, noon; “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Premium Rush, (PG-13), 2:15 p.m.; “ParaNorman” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Hit and Run,” (R), 4:45 p.m.; “Expendables 2,” R, 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:15 p.m. CLOSED

TUESDAY

“ParaNorman” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Hit and Run,” (R), 5:15 p.m.; “Total Recall,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Expendables 2,” R, 7:15 p.m. Legacy,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Expendables 2,” R, 7:15 p.m. “Premium Rush, (PG-13), 5 p.m.; “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” PG, 5:15 p.m.; “The Bourne Legacy,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Campaign,” R, 7:15 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

Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families: Oct. 14 Naval Aviation School Command Theater, Chambers Street, Bldg 633, NASP. There will be two showings, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 4:30 p.m. The shows are free and open to all authorized MWR patrons including active-duty and their families, retirees and their families and DoD civilians and their families. A limited amount of tickets are available at Corry Station (ITT and CDC office) and NASP (CDC, Youth Center and MWR administration office). For information, call 452-8285. • Youth sports: Registration for Youth Flag Football and Youth Cheerleading is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 15 at the NAS Pensacola Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Flag football, $50; cheerleading, $75. For more information, call 452-2417. • Breast cancer awareness events: The Breast Cancer Awareness 5K starts at 7 a.m. Oct. 19. Meet at the Radford Gym aboard NASP. A mammogram van will be on site. Patrons do not need an appointment or referral and they will accept standard insurance, Medicare or Prime. NHP is having a walk-in “happy hour” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. Patrons do not need an appointment or a referral. These people will have to be Tricare Prime beneficiaries only. For more information call 452-3806, ext. 3107. • Basketball tournament: The Portside Battle of the Court "3-on-3" Basketball Tourney is schedule to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 20. Only 20 teams can sign up with up to four players per team. Free muscle shirts will be given out to each team. Tournament will be held at the Portside Basketball Court. For more information, contact San Williams at 452-7810. • Pink Dress Run: Join the Portside Gym & Fitness Center for the Pink Dress Run at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Participants are encouraged to wear pink attire with athletic shoes for chip trail run. Distances are optional per runner/walker/jogger – one, two or three miles. For more information, contact Nicole or Shiela at 452-7810. • MWR’s Annual Haunted Fall Festival: From 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Field Road. Costume contest will include six age categories. The “competition” and haunted hay rides start at 4:30 p.m. Ticketed events: ($1 for five tickets) include face painting and carnival games. There also will be inflatable games (bounce house, obstacle course, spider mountain, fast pitch, gyro). Food will be sold via tickets. Entry fee to the park will be $5 per car load. For information, call 453-3798. • NAS Pensacola Running Club: The club runs Tuesdays at 6 a.m. and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Rendezvous at the Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143, onboard NAS Pensacola. Open to all hands and all levels: Run, trot, walk, stagger or crawl. For more information, contact amy.pope@navy.mil and milchelle.l.hill@navy.mil or call 452-9845.

Liberty activities

WEDNESDAY “The Campaign,” R, 5 p.m.; “Premium Rush, (PG-13), 5:15 p.m.; “The Bourne THURSDAY

You don’t want to miss out on the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Admission to the 2012 air show is free and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs/seating. There also are reserved seating options. You can purchase your tickets at the Corry Station ITT Office, Bldg. 3787. For more information, call the ITT Office at 452-6362. Go to the air show website to learn about the military and civilian performers for this year’s show.

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

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


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Combined Federal Campaign Did you know that many commands/offices are planning events to support the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)? Fun runs, pie tosses, burrito sales,

Worship schedule

walking taco sales, chili cook-offs and 5k runs (and much more) are all in the works. If you are interested in supporting your command/office and raising money for CFC, visit

our timeline at www.escarosacfc.org to see what events are happening in your area. For more information, contact your office CFC representative or the CFC Office at 452-2029.

tact the school or school liaison Carissa Bergosh at carissa.bergosh@navy.mil. • Sea Cadets: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a small group (male and female) ages 11 to 18, are looking for adult volunteers who are experienced in military matters. For more information, contact CTT2 James Barrett at James.d.barrett1@navy.mil. • ReStore: Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers that live in or close to the Milton to help rebuild the ReStore. This will involve heavy lifting, moving, cleaning, painting and dry wall work. There is no set

date, they can use help any day of the week or weekend from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 6608 Elva St. in Milton. For more information, contact Eric Olson at (850) 4345456, ext. 141.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Swim meet: Escambia High School needs 40 volunteers to help with regional swim meets scheduled for Oct. 25 and Nov. 2 at the UWF aquatic center. Volunteers will need to be there at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Community Outreach at 452-2532. • Adopt a school: Schools in need of this extra assistance are C.A. Weis, West Pensacola, Global Learning Academy, Holm and Montclair. If you would like to help, con-

For more information on these or others opportunities available, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered at the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted: • Parenting: Zero to Two Years of Age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a new baby is offered quarterly. The next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 16. To register, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. If

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

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

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

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

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

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


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call listing agent Announcements Duke Trucking Stephanie Chavis at LLC owned by a Homes For Sale. 100 New Donors 384-4441. View retired SCPO and MLS 429279 3/2 Needed property online at custom built in 2006. Save a life. Make a LDO/LT.We haul http://goo.gl/kdXZY throughout Difference 7010 Community New donors can CONUS. Can haul Dr., Pensacola FL, Homes for rent donate life saving up to 16000lbs. 35' 32526. $160,000. plasma and receive gooseneck trailer. Interior sqft: 2,494. Waterfront condos. $100 compensation www.duketrucking Lot size: 0.99 acres For sale or rent. 1/1 in two donations. .com or 334-341“enough room to owner-financed. 5 1670. Talecris build another house.” minutes from 3810 Barrancas Ave Walking distance to Garage Sales downtown. 10 850-456-0975 Pine Forest minutes from NAS. www.Grifolsplasma highschool, WF 982-9800 or 637Yard & bike sale. .com T e c h n i c a l 1555. Sale prices Walk-ins welcome 1111 N. 57th highschool, Longleaf starting at $69,500, Current picture ID, Avenue 8 am – 2 Elementary School. rentals starting at Social Security pm, Saturday, Oct. For more information $550 Number required 13. Lunch and to schedule appt,

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Merchandise Pets I t a l i a n Greyhounds. AKC M/F, puppies and adults, $175 and up. Shots/health certificates. 9810228

Articles for Sale TWO CHAIRS FOR SALE. about a year old, A recliner - brown and a green wing back chair. Both in good condition. No tears or worn spots. $125 each. Call 494-9445 leave message.

Merchandise Garden & Lawn hand tools ($1015); golf balls (20/ $1); vintage radios & audio equip. ($45-80); Lanai table &6 chairs ($300)

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Pontiac Grand Prix 2004 GT1. Only 39,000 miles. E x c e l l e n t condition! All power, $6,200. Gulf Breeze. 932Briggs & Stratton 7484 Portable Generator, 4000W. Like new, Ford ranger. Lift $300. 944-4485 and big wheels. 136k miles. Very Recliner. $75. Like nice condition. 3.0l new. 478-9321. flex fuel 5speed. Call 341-1905 L.G. Front-load washer. Excellent 2003 Dodge condition. $350. S t r a t u s . V 6 , Milton. 981-0228 clean,automatic, dependable, runs Shark Navigator great 141,000 Cleaner vacuum miles. $2,900 call with pet 516-4076 accessories. $100. 932-3467. 2005 Dodge Neon. Loaded, standard Haverty’s living transmission 106K room sofa, chair, miles. 33/38 mpg. o t t o m a n , $4,500. 418-5572. coffee/end table. Nearly new. Lincoln Navigator, $1,799. Whiting 2006 Limited Field. (501) 276- Edition, less than 4386 40,000 miles, $20K. Call 292Rifle, CVA Black 0501 after 3 pm. Powder, 50 caliber, muzzle loader, Motorcycles Optima Model, new in the box. 2004 Honda $160. 712-1425 Shadow Aero 750. 12,000 miles. Lifetime collection Black and chrome. of fishing rods, all Windshield, sissy top quality. Sticks, bar. Adult-owned. bate casters, Always garaged. spinners, trollers, Helmet and jacket standup, $10-$30. included. $2,450. 497-1167 471-2670

TIRES WITH LOTS OF TREAD. 205-55-16 10/32 BEST OFFER CALL 850-497C o m p o u n d 9066 hunting bow. All and Dell computer. accessories Comes w/flat hard case. Ready to screen monitor. hunt. $100. 45440G $175 and 9486. 320G $225. Good for students. 457- 14” RCA TV $15. 20” RCA TV $20. 2656. Both have 5103 Chandelle input/output jacks Ave. 492-2203. 3 and remotes. 455cushion sofa- 3431. $200; 5 piece sectional - $300; NordicTrak (Med- Place your alist) $200

Motor Robalo 2160 cuddy cabin for sale. New bimini top in 2011. 200 HP Mercury Mariner and trailer. Boat is a '94, runs fine, put on trailer after storm scare. $9,999. Call Mike at 723-9565. TR 20X Triton Bass Boat. Dual console plus $$$ in tackle, reels and equipment. Tournament ready. E x c e l l e n t condition, garage kept. 944-5895 or 5 1 6 - 2 9 9 0 . Negotiable price. 2 jet skis on trailer. One runs. Must sell. Call for more info. Best offer. 3411905

Real Estate Homes for rent Near NAS/Correy. 2BR/1BA. Newly remodeled. Open floor plan. Attached garage. Large fenced yard. Lawn care included. 8 Kennington Dr. $695/montly. $500 security deposit. 712-5511

For sale, for rent: 4/2. 2,000 sqft. Available Nov. 1. Home was built in 2007. Off of Nine Mile Road. 2005 HD Softail $ 1 , 3 5 0 / m o n t h . Dlx for sale. Asking Deposit required. 13K OBO. 5500mi 251-422-5378. Orig owner. Excellent condition. P e n s a c o l a - N i c e Pics available on 3BR/ 1.5BA, CHA request. Bob 334- brick home near 341-1670 or NAS & Corry on rduke46@yahoo.co dead end street in m Lakewood area. $750/$700 Lease Misc. Motors req'd. 456-6026 Craftman lawn tractor/mower 42” A u t o m a t i c transmission. Canopy/ warranty. Excellent condition. $700 obo. 981-0228

$700/month. $700 deposit. Near Corry. 941-0422. ecutiyog@panhand le.rr.com 2/1 garage apt. in East Hill. Suitable for 1 person. Nonsmoking, 1 pet okay. $550/month plus utilities. Security deposit: $550. 465-3983 or 433-7885. 2BR/1 Bath Cottage Apt. Waterfront w/dock. Fenced front yard. 5 minutes from NAS front gate. $600/month. All utilities included. First and last month’s rent plus deposit. No pets. No indoor smoking. 457-3753

Real Estate Roommates 3 bedroom/2 ½ bath Milton/ Tanglewood area. 3,500 sqft. Home on the green. Security system, intercom, fireplace. $1,600/month plus deposit. Long-term tenants preferred. 626-1814 or 7486409.

Homes for sale Heart of Pace. $128,000. 1,884sf 3/2, office, huge master, fenced yard. Shown by appt. 9941707 $154,000 3bd/2ba updated all brick home. Must See. 304 Twisted Oak Drive Contact: 4740330

Pensacola Beach condo. Gulf-side w/pool. 2BR, 1 ½ Bath, $950/month utilities included, fully furnished, 6 month lease. 9343790 or 748-8747

Large brick house and yard w/privacy fence in very nice, secluded, quiet neighborhood. 3/2 2 car garage. For sale and rent. Rent $1,000/month. Sale: $150,000. 944-0938

3/1 Cottage NavyPoint; huge garage, water view; Khaki only; no pets. $850/month, (561) 603-9916

3BR 2.5Ba Newly renovated SFH. Near everything H1 freeway, beaches, schools, parks & pool. Avail 7OCT

East Hill cottage for rent. 1BR/ 1bath efficiency, fully furnished. Utilities and cable included in rent. 2 blocks from Bayview Park and 1 block from bayou. $700/ month (all inclusive). Call/ text Terri at 5168697

For sale: $38,000 Townhouse 3BR/2.5Ba, 1350 sf., kitchen equipt, garage, new roof, must see inside— immaculate. 9828865

House for rent near I-10/Pine Forest Road. 3 bed/1 bath /fenced/ garage $725/ month 3 bedroom house Call 706-566-4577 for rent, close to NAS and Corry Station. Newer Place your classified construction. Cozy, nice single family with us home. 944-8616

Lots for sale Milton North 2 lots, 3+ acres each, surveyed, utilities + water + hydrant in, paved providenceacres.co m 3 acres, 8105 Hwy. 89, Milton. Beautiful homes in area, $62,900. szimm4@mchsi.co m or 994-0324


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