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Feds Feed Families wraps up campaign NASP’s FFF donations total 56,459 pounds By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) chalked up good numbers with donations totaling 56,459 pounds for the 2015 Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, which ended Oct. 2. “It was a great giving year,” said NASP Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren. “I would like to give a special thank you to all those who gave this year. Because of them, hundreds of local families in need will have food on their tables. Orren said the FFF campaign is a great program every year, and this year NASP continued to be a major player in the

Southeast region. “We accounted for 20 percent of the region total,” he said. The seventh annual government-wide campaign was kicked off July 15 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The theme for 2015 was Feds Fighting Hunger. No goals were set for the 2015 campaign, but DoD officials urged participants to do their best to top past donations. Last year, the DoD had a record-breaking year, donating more than 3.1 million pounds to local food banks and charities. NASP’s 2014 campaign was extremely successful with a total contribution of 96,557 pounds. Naval Air

NAS Pensacola celebrates U.S. Navyʼs 240th birthday ... On Oct. 13, the Navy and the nation paused to remember 240 years of the proud heritage and history of the nation’s sea service. “In a word I can sum it up: we are ready,” NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins said. “When America has called, the Navy has always answered.” He spoke of historical and present day conflicts during which the Navy served. “We were ready then and we are ready now ... Sailors are the greatest advantage and the most important asset to our service. We have the best people in the world, and we aim to keep it that way.” The theme for this year’s birthday celebration was “Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always.” (Above) Onboard NASP, a bell ringing ceremony was held at command headquarters, the Walter LeRoy Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500). Hoskins and Command Chaplain Cmdr. Todd Orren salute as colors are paraded. Photo by Jamie Link (Left) BM3 Coty Knigge marks the occasion with the traditional ringing of the installation’s bell. Photo by Janet Thomas

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Flu shots available at Naval Hospital Pensacola By Jason Bortz NHP PAO

Injectable flu vaccines are now available at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for all TRICARE Beneficiaries six months and older. NHP currently does not have the flu mist available, but expects it to arrive shortly. The injectable vaccines are currently avail-

able at the NHP Immunization Clinic Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Beneficiaries enrolled to one of the hospital’s Medical Home Port Teams can also receive a flu vaccination from them without an appointment Monday-Friday, 811 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.

Additionally, the hospital has the high dose vaccine this year for beneficiaries 65 and older. NHP will also be holding a DriveThru Flu Vaccine Clinic at the hospital after the flu mist arrives. TRICARE beneficiaries will be able to receive the vaccine without leaving

their car, but will be asked to remain on-site for 15 minutes afterwards to monitor for safety. The hospital will publicize the date as soon as it is set. While not 100 percent effective, a flu vaccine is the best way to prevent influenza. Individuals can also minimize catching the flu by washing hands or using hand sanitizer frequently and keeping hands

away from the face. Covering the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, or coughing or sneezing into the upper sleeve or elbow and not the hands, can also help reduce the spread of diseases. For more information or to check on the availability of the flu mist, contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257.

Hospitals team up for women’s health day By Jamie Link PAO Intern

Top Gun at NAS Pensacola ... NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field got another chance to serve as temporary home base for students and instructors from Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC-N7) “TOPGUN” Oct. 2-15. The group last visited NAS Pensacola in January 2013 for air-to-air fighter training, specifically basic fighter maneuvers (dogfighting). The Navy Fighter Weapon School (N7) teaches advanced methods of strike-fighter employment through the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) course. The SFTI program evolved from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS) established in 1969 at the former Naval Air Station Miramar in California. In 1996, the specialized NFWS was merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon in Nevada. TOPGUN is a basically a graduate level course in tactics and employment. The students also are groomed to be teachers. The roughly 10-week course is taught four times a year and approximately 32 aircrews go through the program each year. Photo by Janet Thomas

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) and West Florida Hospital teamed up to present the third annual Women’s Day Out Oct. 10 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola. The free, health-focused event began with a breakfast and vendor displays. Other activities included a fashion show. The audience was filled with women who wanted to learn more about health issues. Kim Matthews was

a repeat customer. “I came back after attending last year’s Women’s Day Out event, and found this year even more informational. It’s important to get this kind of info,” Matthews said. A panel of physicians participated in a forum where a number of topics were disc u s s e d including women’s sports injuries, hormonal changes, breast cancer awareness and mental health concerns. Dr. Lisa Tucker, event

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Retired military seminar announced NASP PAO

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 auditorium, Bldg. 633.

Military retirees with combatrelated 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 Fam-

ily 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 4525990.

Exclusive showing of ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ at the National Naval Aviation Museum Nov. 4 From E.W. Bullock Associates

To salute a former naval aviator and NASA astronaut, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is presenting The Last Man on the Moon Gala Nov. 4 at 6:15 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum located onboard NAS Pensacola. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene Cernan, an electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot and NASA astronaut, became the 11th and last man to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon in December, 1972. Cernan launched into space three times: in June of 1966 as the pilot of Gemini 9A, as the Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 10 in May of 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. “The Last Man on the Moon,” a new documentary by Mark Stewart Productions, combines rare archive material, compelling visual effects and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen. The documentary unveils a wealth of unique footage, and takes Cernan back to the launch pads of Cape Kennedy, to Arlington National Cemetery, and to his Texas ranch, where he finds respite from a past that refuses to let him go.

The museum’s black-tie affair gala will feature a cocktail reception in Hangar Bay One followed by an exclusive screening of the documentary in the Blue Angels Atrium. General admission tickets are $125 per person or mezzanine seating for $250 per person. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/event/exclusivescreening-the-last-man-on-the-moon/. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will host a silent auction of a oneof-a-kind NASA-themed Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by 12 astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. A limited edition OMEGA Speedmaster watch commemorating the 40th anniversary of Apollo 17 will also be auctioned. Visit the website for auction details http://www.navalaviationfoundation.org/lastman-moon-auction. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) education and fundraising organization that supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum, Foundation or gala event, contact Malerie Shelton, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. at mshelton@navalaviationmuseum.org.

Iraq war veteran Melissa Stockwell speaks at the National Naval Aviation Museum Oct. 10. Photo by Jamie Link

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moderator, reminded attendees that the number one killer of women is heart disease and she encouraged women to pay attention to family planning issues. “Half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended,” fort from everyone. Do your part she said. and conserve energy at work and at After making brief remarks, Congressman Jeff home. Miller introduced motivational speaker and Iraq war The video is available at veteran Melissa Stockwell. Stockwell told her inspirhttps://youtu.be/bBOkHbgPYs0. ing story, “From Baghdad to Beijing,” explaining how she lost her leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, overcame her injuries and triumphed over great challenges. “Always believe in yourself; believe in yourself even when you doubt yourself,” she said. “Don’t let any temporary setbacks swallow up any positive attributes that you’ve developed. They are there, you should push through them with confidence and with strength.”

NavFac Southeast video celebrates Energy Action Month 2015 From Sue Brink NavFacSoutheast PAO

October is Energy Action Month, and NavFac Southeast

has created a video to bring some fun into learning what NavFac SE does to support conservation of energy. Conserving energy takes an ef-

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Joint fire training exercise ... An integrated training exercise was run Oct. 7 involving NAS Pensacola Air Operations, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, Naval Security Forces, NASP Emergency Operations Center and support elements. At its core was the response, reporting and mitigation of an aircraft mishap. (Above) Firefighters move in to extinguish a blaze in an aircraft fire training simulator. Photo by Cathy Whitney

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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.

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,

Technical Training Center was the largest giver with 8,144 pounds. Navy Region Southeast collected 373,299 pounds of food and non-perishable donations, accounting for 30 percent of the nationwide total. Now that the nonperishable and household items have been collected, installation officials will deliver

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the items to local food banks. The food drive grew out of the Serve America Act that created United We Serve, an initiative that urged Americans to contribute to the nation’s economic recovery by helping their communities. For more information on the campaign, go to www. usda. gov/ wps/ portal/ usda/ usdahome? navid=feds-feed-families.

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Website spells out school rules for military children By Carissa Bergosh NASP School Liaison Officer

A great website for military families has been created by the Florida Department of Education. The site can be found at www.fldoe.org/military. The website focuses on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children which is, in essence, an agreement among member states that they will address school transition issues for military children in a consistent manner. The compact provisions specifically provide for flexibility and local discretion in course and program placement and on-time graduation within the criteria established by the state. Florida has not only adopted the compact but adopted it into Florida school law. The mobile military lifestyle creates tough challenges for children who attend, on average, six to nine different school systems from kindergarten to 12th grade. In addition, these children often endure the anxiety of parental separation during deployments. The compact was designed to replace the widely varying treatment of transitioning military students with a comprehensive uniform procedure and policy to be followed in every school district of every state which joins. Eligibility for enrollment: During deployments, it is often necessary for students to stay with a non-custodial parent or someone serving “in loco parentis.” If the non-custodial parent or person serving “in loco parentis” lives outside of the student’s current attendance area and is willing to transport the student back to the current school, the child may continue to

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attend his or her current school which will help provide much needed consistency for the child. The compact also stipulates that the power of attorney for guardianship given during deployment is sufficient for enrollment and all other actions requiring parental participation or consent. Educational records: When a family leaves a school district in a member state, they may request a copy of a complete set of unofficial academic records to carry to the new school. The receiving school of a member state agrees to accept the unofficial student records to enroll and place the student, pending receipt of official records. Once a student is enrolled, the new school will request official records. Kindergarten and first grade entrance age: A student who moves to a member state may continue in the same grade in the receiving state regardless of the entrance age requirements in that state if he or she has already started kindergarten or first grade in a state accredited school in the sending state. Immunizations: A child transferring to a member state who needs additional immunizations is allowed to immediately enroll then is given 30 days to obtain the needed immunizations. If a series of immunizations is required, it must be started within 30 days of enrollment. Special education services: The compact requires that students covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) receive the same serv-

ices (although not necessarily identical programs) identified in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) from the sending state. The receiving state may subsequently perform an evaluation to ensure the appropriate placement of the student. Academic placement: A receiving school district in a member state agrees to initially honor placement of a student based on the student’s enrollment in the sending state as long as that school has a similar or equivalent program. However, the compact allows the school to subsequently perform an evaluation to ensure the child is placed appropriately according to the new school’s requirements. This provision ensures students will not be put in a “holding” class while they are awaiting assessment, thus missing out on valuable instruction, but does not take away the new school’s right to set their own criteria for placement in programs or courses. In addition, the compact does not require the receiving school district to create a course or program that is not currently offered, but does require that the district demonstrate reasonable accommodation. Absences related to deployment activities: The compact allows students to request additional, excused absences to visit with their parent/legal guardian during deployment, defined as one month before the service member’s departure from the home station through six months after return. As with other provisions,

school districts are given leeway in determining whether to grant these additional absences. If a child already has excessive absences, a district may correctly feel additional time out of school would be educationally unsound. One state wrote in their compact legislation that students could not take additional absences during state testing. Extracurricular participation: Member states agree to be creative in providing transferring students the opportunity for inclusion in extracurricular activities regardless of the deadlines for application as long as the child is otherwise qualified. Graduation requirements: The compact encourages school districts to take extra steps to determine if they can waive course or program prerequisites where similar coursework has been completed in the sending school district. This will allow students to take more advanced courses rather than repeating similar basic courses and allow for on-time graduation. . These rules apply to dependents of 1) active-duty service members, 2) service members or veterans who are severely injured and medically discharged or returned for a period of one year after medical discharge or retirement, and 3) service members who die on active duty or as a result of injuries sustained in active duty for a period of one year after death. If you have questions or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, you can contact Bergosh via e-mail at carissa.bergosh@navy.mil or by phone at 712-4105.

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USNS Comfort returns home from Continuing Promise 2015 mission;

NHP welcomes home 19 deployed Sailors From Continuing Promise 2015 Public Affairs

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ORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) recently returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, officially completing Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the six-month humanitarian and civil assistance mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The mission provided med- the Dominican Republic, Honical, engineering and veterinary duras and Haiti. CP-15 had the highest numservices to 11 countries, sending a strong message of commit- ber of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the mission’s ment. The CP-15 team planned, co- history. In total, more than 400 ordinated and facilitated the re- volunteers from various NGOs quests and needs of each were embarked aboard Comfort mission stop, working with the at some point during the mission, 11 host nations, their ministries including members from World and their governments to effec- Vets, Latter-day Saints Charities, HM2 Daniel Dialino, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), distributes coloring books to stutively partner with each country. Project HOPE, Registered dents at a local school during a community relations event in Puerto Barrios in support of the ConThe team included 19 Sailors Nurses Response Network, Uni- tinuing Promise 2015 mission. Photo by MC2 Brittney Cannady versity of California San Diego prove the lives of others,” said tions to work with NGOs, inter- stability in the region. from Pensacola. “Continuing Promise 2015 Pre-Dental Society, Operation Lt. Amy Welkie, the mission’s national organizations and host This was the seventh CP misoffered an opportunity to Blessing and Operation Smile. NGO liaison. “The NGOs nations to build strong relation- sion in support of the U.S. “The men and women who worked seamlessly with military ships that can be called upon in Southern Command/U.S. 4th strengthen bonds and friendships on a level that is unique made up the Continuing Prom- personnel to enhance mission the event of a regional disaster. Fleet-conducted deployment, the and special to this mission,” said ise team came from around the capacity and make this deploy- The relationships built and sus- fourth of which Comfort served Capt. Sam Hancock, CP-15 globe, from different military ment a tremendous success.” tained through missions like as the hospital ship. Continuing mission commander. “This de- branches and different NGOs, The CP-15 mission provided Continuing Promise help Promise conducts civil-military ployment allowed us to engage but the one thing they all had in an excellent opportunity for the tremendously in humanitarian operations including humanitarwith our regional partners and common was a desire to im- U.S. military and its partner na- efforts and preserving peace and ian-civil assistance, subject mathost nation counterparts, furter expert exchanges, medical, thering our interoperability to dental, veterinary and engineerprovide care and services, ading support and disaster response dress common concerns and to partner nations and to show demonstrate our commitment to the United States’ continued supfostering a lasting partnership. port and commitment to Central This in turn, improves our coland South America and the lective capacity to respond toCaribbean. gether in the case of a future For more news from Contincontingency.” uing Promise, visit www. navy. Comfort left its homeport in mil/local/cp/. April and completed mission For Naval Hospital Penstops in Belize, Guatemala, Ja- Capt. Sarah Martin, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, welcomes home the NHP sacola’s website, visit http:// maica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Sailors from their deployment in support of Continuing Promise 2015. NHP held a welcome party www. med. navy. mil/ sites/ Salvador, Colombia, Dominica, Oct. 2 to welcome Sailors back after their six-month deployment. Photo by Jason Bortz pcola/ Pages/ default.aspx.

MA1 Adolfo Ruiz, a native of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., and Lt. Cmdr. Mohneke Broughton, a native of Detroit, Mich., assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, walk with a child during a community relations event held at Bienvenidos Manos Chicas Corzoń Grande. Photo by MC3 Class Andrew Schneider

Mohneke Broughton, a nurse assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, performs a pre-surgical assessment on a patient aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Photo by MC3 Class Andrew Schneider


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NATTC hosts Marine Corps reunion tour Story, photo by Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs

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early 30 members of one of the United States Marine Corps’ most decorated heavy helicopter squadrons toured Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Oct. 2. Retired Marines who had previously served with the “Flying Tigers” of Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 toured NATTC spaces during their hour-long visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), visiting classrooms and observing training that several HMH 361 Marines had undergone many years before. “Most of these guys went through ‘A’ School training in Millington, Tenn., years ago,” said reunion organizer retired CWO5 Michael Perko. “Being able to come here to Pensacola to see this new environment, especially the electronic classrooms, the new technology and how it applies to today, is something I know we can all appreciate.” The squadron flies the CH53 Super Stallion, the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military’s inventory. Capable of transporting more than 50 troops or carrying 18 tons of slung cargo, the

variants of the aircraft have been a Marine Corps mainstay since the late 1960s. Tour guide and NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott C. Sherman said the opportunity to showcase the facility to former students – some of whom used skills learned while students at NATTC in combat areas around the world – is something he feels strongly about. “Being able to demonstrate new technology (and) to show the way we train Sailors and Marines to perform maintenance on these aircraft today to service members who worked on helos during some of the United States’ armed conflicts in the past is very rewarding,” he said. “These Marines touring here are part of NATTC legacy and history. It’s an honor to show them where they have helped steer aviation technical training.” The tour group was able to visit several NATTC school-

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman conducts a tour of NATTC facilities for nearly 30 former members of U.S. Marine Corps’ HMH 361 Oct. 2 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

houses, including the NATTC Avionics and Mechanical Departments, receiving briefings on current aviation technical training practices from Navy and Marine Corps instructors. “Marines today are highly motivated and they want to be here,” Perko said. “These Marines are all up-to-speed with computers and technology and they’re coming in with these sorts of skills

they’ve been using since high school, and the way they’re training today reflects that.” For more than 70 years, the Naval Air Technical Training Center has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). The facility graduates approximately 15,000 Navy, Marine and international students annually and is part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical

Training (CNATT), which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command.


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NASWF observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month By Sheri Grabus NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

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aval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field and all 13 of its Navy Outlying Fields designate October 2015 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Capt. Todd A. Bahlau, Commanding Officer of NAS Whiting Field (NASWF), signed a proclamation Oct. 9 in recognition that domestic violence is a widespread, serious crime affecting people of all backgrounds. In the week leading up to this proclamation, staff from NAS Whiting Field’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) placed purple ribbons and signs around the installation’s main roads. Signs included the following statements: “Fear is not a substitute for respect. Violence is not the solution. It’s the problem.” These reminders help bring home the message that violence is never part of a healthy relationship. “I see all the ribbons and signs around the base, and it’s awesome,” Bahlau said during

the proclamation signing. “We want to encourage appropriate behavior, emphasizing honesty, responsibility and accountability.” National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual observance that generates awareness of domestic violence as a serious public health issue. Through FFSCs, the Department of Defense provides free services to help prevent domestic violence by building healthy relationship skills. They also provide licensed counselors to treat victims and offenders.

Signs: Eye-catching purple signs and ribbons line the main roads of NAS Whiting Field, reminding personnel that violence is never part of a healthy relationship. Photo by Sheri Grabus

NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau signs a proclamation declaring October 2015 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month across NAS Whiting Field and all 13 of its Navy Outlying Fields. U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope

Although National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized in October, Bahlau emphasized during the Oct. 9

signing that violence prevention must be an ongoing endeavor. “Keep up all the activities and continue to get the word out.

Domestic violence awareness is not a month-long effort. It is something we need to emphasize all year long,” Bahlau said.

October: Month for energy action By Ens. Jeremy Griffin and Jason Poe NASWF Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field along with the Department of the Navy is recognizing October as Energy Action Month with the theme this year of, “Power. Presence.” The theme depicts the mission of the Navy and Marine Corps which is to provide the global presence necessary to ensure stability, to deter potential adversaries, and to present options in times of crisis. Energy is critical in providing that presence. That is why NAS Whiting Field is transforming its energy culture – to be more effective, more agile and better protected. By diversifying energy supplies and optimizing the energy used, NAS Whiting Field produces better warfighters, and ensures they have the energy they need, when and where they need it. This sentiment is echoed in a statement released by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in recognizing the critical role shore installations play in Navy and Marine Corps readiness. “The Department of the Navy is already among the federal government’s leaders in pursuing third-party financing to increase energy efficiency and improve grid stability,” Mabus said. “We also lead the pack in developing renewable energy projects that have the potential to increase our installations’ resiliency in the event of grid outage. There are still opportunities out there to improve energy security and resiliency, and

Sailors, Marines and DoN civilians can help us find them.” Everyone can make energy conservation a part of their day-to-day activity through these simple but important actions. Switch off all unnecessary lights and equipment. • Use efficient ENERGY STAR® products. • Use compact fluorescent or LED light bulbs. • Use power-down or sleep mode feature for CPUs and monitors. • At the end of the day, turn the copy machine and printer off. • Keep government vehicles maintained and only drive when necessary. • Walk, carpool or use public transportation to conserve fuel. Energy Action Month reminds all of us to think creatively about ways to reduce energy consumption and to get more mission out of every gallon and kilowatt hour. Everyone is encouraged to take some time to share ideas with their Shipmates and chain of command, whether in person or online. Anyone who would like to share their thoughts about energy action can utilize the following sites or e-mail. https://www.facebook.com/NavalEnergy. http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/e2o/Resources. Or send an e-mail to: energywarrior@navy.mil. energy@usmc.mil.


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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.

Commissary announces sidewalk sale The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be offering different products every few days during a sidewalk sale that will continue through Nov. 25. Products will include cat and dog foods, cleaning supplies, drinks and snacks. No rain checks will be offered. For more information, call 452-6880.

Biggs to talk about art, read poetry The Pensacola Museum of Art is presenting an artist talk and poetry reading by Margaret Biggs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 16. The event will also include a book signing and artist meet and greet. An exhibition by Biggs, “Visions: Through Paintings, Poetry and Prose” is on display at the museum through Nov. 14. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 432-6247 or go to pensacolamuseum.org.

Pink Walk scheduled for Oct. 24 The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall has scheduled a breast cancer awareness event for 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 24. All military ID and rapid pass holders are invited to participate in the Pink Walk at the NASP Corry Station track and field behind the NEX mall off of Highway 98 West. Hydrating stations will be available, and all participants are encouraged to wear pink. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 458-8250. There will be free food and entertainment. For more information call Leroy Williams at 2935345 or e-mail willroy85@aol.com.

Engineering group planning breakfast

The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the UWF Small Business Development Center have rescheduled the upcoming Business Opportunities Breakfast for 7:15 a.m. Oct. 23 at the NAS Pensacola Lighthouse Point Chief’s Club. The featured speakers will be senior representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District, NavFac Southeast and the Eglin Air Force Base 96th Civil Engineering Group. All topics will be focused on contracting opportunities with the Department of Defense. The registration cost is $30 per person. For more information, contact pensacola. post@gmail.com or go to http://pensacola.same.org.

Flu shots available at VA Care Center Mud Run scheduled in Cantonment 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.

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.

The third annual Pensacola Mud Run is scheduled for Oct. 24 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3047 County Highway 95A, in Cantonment. The first heat will take off at 7:30 a.m. The event, sponsored by Pathways for Change, will feature a 5 mile/20 obstacle course and a 1 mile/5 obstacle kid run. Food, refreshments and showers will be available at the finish line. Registration options include $59 for a competitive heat, $49 for a regular non-timed heat and $29 for the kids run. For more information, go to http://pensacola mudrun.com.

HT-8 reunion scheduled for Oct. 30 Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field will be celebrating its 65th anniversary this fall. The squadron has scheduled a member reunion for Oct. 30. Organizers are in the process of planning the event and selecting a venue. If you are a current or former member and are interesting in attending, contact Lt. Becca Smith at (207) 2992234 or rebecca.smith2@navy.mil.

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.

Group celebrating release of book

The West Florida Literary Federation has scheduled a book release party for the “Emerald Coast Review, Vol. XVIII” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 16, in the lower level gallery at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. The evening will feature readings by writers with work published in the biennial publication, light refreshments, book signings and book sales. Admission is free. Copies of the book will be on sale for $14.95. It is also available on Amazon as print or Kindle editions. For more information, go to www.wflf.org.

Community Cookout planned Oct. 17 The Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) and the Pensacola Neighborhood Services are presenting the 22nd annual Big Community Cookout, “Reclaiming Our Peaceful Community,” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F St.

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Army jazz band to play at Saenger

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Free tickets can be picked up at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 22 East Intendencia St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All ticket holders must be seated by 6:45 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 6:50 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army, and this will be the group’s first appearance in Pensacola. For more information go to www.pensacola saenger.com.

Event to honor veterans announced

B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., is planning to honor veterans in the local community at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 8 and younger. To purchase tickets, call 433-7311.

‘Young Frankenstein’ coming to PSC

Pensacola State College Performing Arts students will present “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. The musical parodies the horror film genre, especially Hollywood’s 1930s adaptations of Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein.” Ticket are $16, reserved seating; $9, seniors 60plus, children and non-PSC students; $7, PSC staff/faculty/retirees and PSC Seniors Club members; and free for PSC students. Purchase tickets online at www.pensacola state.edu/mt or at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and one hour before a performance. For reservations or ticket information, call 4841847.

Nov. 24 is deadline to sponsor wreath

The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) has scheduled the sixth annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament for Oct. 29. A shotgun start will begin at noon at the Pensacola Naval Air Station’s A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is open to the public. The entry fee, is $100 and includes golf cart, range balls, door prizes, lunch, post-round dinner and event polo golf shirts. For more information or to register, call 434-2800, or go to www.pensacolasports.com.

St. John Catholic School is serving as a collection point to submit a sponsorship with Wreaths Across America. A sponsorship through St. John School (No. FL0242P) will provide a wreath to be placed on the grave of a veteran at Barrancas National Cemetery (ID: FLBNCP). Individual wreaths may be sponsored or larger packages are provided for a family, organization or business contribution. Sponsorships must be received by Nov. 24 at the school (325 South Navy Blvd.). Wreaths will be placed on graves Dec. 12. For more information, call the school at 456-5218 or go to www.Wreaths AcrossAmerica.org.

Cancer Society plans walk Oct. 31

Planetarium plans seasonal shows

Navy League holding golf tournament Golfers can play in Presidents’ Cup 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.

workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to resources. They are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is scheduled for Oct. 31 at Cordova Mall by Steak and Shake. Registration for the noncompetitive event begins at 7 a.m. and the walk is set to start at 8 a.m. To learn more about the event and how you can become involved, visit makingstrideswalk.org/pensacolafl or contact the local office at 266-2280 or sally.cary@cancer.org.

Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration deadline is Oct. 30. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

Workshops focus on suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The

Lean back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of seasonal shows at Pensacola State College’s planetarium, Bldg. 21, on the Pensacola campus. Upcoming shows are: • “Dark Side of the Moon” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 30; and at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. • “Season of Light” at 5 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. • “Let it Snow” at 7 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets for “Let it Snow” and “Season of Light” are $4, preschoolers; $5, grades K-12; and $6, adults. All tickets to “Dark Side of the Moon” are $6. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are available at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For ticket information, call 484-1847 or go to http://planetarium.pensacolastate.edu.

Hillcrest Farm offers corn maze Hillcrest Farm’s fourth annual corn maze is open through Nov. 1. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Admission is $4 per person (free for children younger than age 3). The farm is located on Hixson Road off of Highway 98 near Elberta, Ala. For more information or after-hours group admission, call (251) 962-2500 or e-mail hillcrestfarmupick@yahoo.com.

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.


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Navy Region Legal Service Southeast’s Claudia Lee retires; See page B2 Spotlight

GOSPORT Ghost tales, haunted history aboard NASP By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

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murmur of voices teases your ear; you feel a sudden drop in temperature. In the icy cold you may smell an aroma of pipe or cigar smoke or catch a fleeting glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye. Then a feeling of dread sweeps over you as you realize you’re in the presence of the supernatural ... onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Over the years, several buildings at NASP have attained the reputation of being haunted. Whether or not you believe in ghosts or scientific explanation, a number of witnesses have reported eerie phenomena that seem to defy the senses. What better time than mid-October to explore some of NASP’s ghost tales? Admiral’s Row In 1874, Commodore Melanchton B. Woolsey was the first resident of newly built “Quarters A,” in Admiral’s Row on Johnson Street. An epidemic of yellow fever had been sweeping the area, and Woolsey didn’t want to be a victim. Believing that disease-carrying mosquitoes couldn’t reach the third floor cupola, he moved into it to wait out the epidemic. He received his daily supplies of food – and medicinal rum – by rope basket. When the “tonic” was forgotten one day, Woolsey came down, contracted the fever, and died shortly after. His presence, as well as those of a ghostly lady clad in white, are still said to be seen and felt on occasion in Quarters A. Bldg. 191 Built in the 1850s, Bldg. 191 was a grocery store once and has served many roles over the years. It is the only remaining building of the early town of Warrington. Owned and oper-

In this mysterious photograph, a ghostly figure appears to be gliding down the lighthouse steps. Gosport illustration by Art Giberson

ated by the Bauer family, it became Navy property in 1915. Once home to NASP Public Affairs and Gosport offices, Bldg. 191 may still be home to some previous inhabitants. Former Gosport reporter Larry Kachelhofer recalled receiving an unpleasant surprise when working late in the building one night. “I’ve heard people walking down the stairs when there was nobody else in the building,” he said. On another occasion, he said, voices could be heard

speaking indistinctly. A search of the building with another staffer revealed no other people. The final straw came when Kachelhofer saw what he believes was an actual apparition: an outline of a figure in a swirl of skirts, which then turned and vanished. “There is no doubt in my mind that building’s haunted,” he said. Bldg. 16 In the 1920s, Marine Capt. Guy Hall, a flight instructor, frequently whiled away offhours playing poker with other officers. His well-known habit of shuffling poker chips with his fingers may have been his way of shifting attention from a winning hand. Hall’s luck ran out when he was killed in a training mission, but some believe he never really left Bldg. 16. Over the years, on more than one occasion, the tinkling sound of poker chips has been heard – as if they are being shuffled. The NAS Pensacola Lighthouse Featured in several television appearances, including “America’s Most Haunted Lighthouses,” the NASP light is the most famous haunted structure on base. “We believe we have at least three ghosts,” Pensacola Lighthouse Association founder Dianne Levi said. “Most of our volunteers over in the keeper’s quarters have ex-

Do ghosts keep watch over the NAS Pensacola Lighthouse? Sightings of apparitions, along with sounds and other phenomena indicate a strong possibility. File photo by Mike O’Connor

perienced strange things,” Levi said. “Seeing a reflection of a person or hearing voices. I myself heard someone walking from the downstairs cellar to the front door – and there was no one there inside or out.” In the light tower and in the keeper’s quarters, cigar smoke has been smelled, doors slammed by themselves and a conversation between two female voices are among a few unexplained happenings reported, Levi said.

The apparition of a woman, possibly a former lighthouse keeper’s wife, is frequently mentioned in sightings. “A family was down on the beach having a picnic,” Levi added. “It was getting towards dark and when they looked up toward the light tower, they saw the image of a lady in a long white Victorian-style dress. It was seen by three of them. But the light beam passed right through her while it circled.”

MWR’s Haunting Fall Festival Oct. 24 • Haunting Fall Festival: Blue Angel Recreation Park will be hosting MWR’s annual Haunting Fall Festival Oct. 24th from 4-9 p.m. Make sure to stop by for an afternoon of haunted hay rides, face painting, costume contests and more. This event is open and free for all eligible MWR patrons and guests. For more information, call 281-5489 or visit http://www.navymwrpensacola.com/events.

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Jokes & Groaners Some dim ‘light bulb’ jokes How many gorillas does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but it takes a lot of light bulbs. How many optimists does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, they’re convinced that the power will come back on soon. How many Zen masters does it take to change a light bulb? None. You cannot change a light bulb. By nature, it will go out again. How many telemarketers does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but they have to do it while you’re eating dinner. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb has to want to change. How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes three bulbs. How many beta testers does it take to change a light bulb? None. They just find the problems, they don’t fix them.


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October 16, 2015

Pensacola Council Navy League awards, presentations From Betty Williams Pensacola Council of the Navy League

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he annual Pensacola Council of the Navy League Bar-B-Q and membership drive was held recently at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The Pensacola Council was nationally recognized for a banner year, with Mark Harden, Gulf Coast East Area president and national director, presenting National Navy League, medium council awards, to the following: • Tom Furr, the Pensacola Council president, for the 2014 Meritorious

Service Award; • Carol Monroe, for second place Mackie Award for the quarterly Bullhorn newsletter, as editor; • Betty Williams, for the Outstanding Member Retention Award; and • Michele Wilson, for third place Mackie Award for the Pensacola Council

website, as webmaster. Retired Navy Capt. Bill Cuilik, 2015 Navy League president, was presented a check for the council, from the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), to help support Sea Services. The Navy League’s five core objectives are: • To foster and main-

tain interest in a strong Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine as integral parts of a sound national defense and vital to the freedom of the Unites States. • To serve as a means of educating and informing the American people with regard to the role of sea power in the nuclear age and the problems involved in maintain strong

defenses in that age. • To improve the understanding and appreciation of those who wear the uniforms of the U.S. armed forces and to better the conditions under which they live and serve. • To provide support and recognition for the Reserve forces in local communities in order that the U.S. may continue to have a capable and re-

sponsive Reserve. • To educate and train America’s youth in the customs and traditions of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine through the means of an active and vigorous Naval Sea Cadet Corps. For more information, on getting involved with the council, call 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Claudia Lee retires from RLSO SE ... After 35 years of civil service, Claudia Lee recently retired from the Region Legal Service Office Southeast SE (Legal Assistance) at NAS Pensacola. (Left) RLSO SE CO, Capt. John Klein, presents Lee with a 35 years of service certificate and pin. Photo courtesy Navy Region Legal Service Southeast

“C”school CTT students on equipment ... CTT1 Ryan Fickett, left, discusses how to maintain the AN/SLQ-32 shipboard electronic warfare system with cryptologic technician students attending the AN/SLQ-32B(V)2 Maintenance course, a “C” school at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station. The instructors work with the students to break down the equipment to the lowest level, giving the students experience with visually identifying key components. Photo by IT1 Kristin Carter


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Holiday military mailing deadlines announced From U.S. Postal Service

WASHINGTON – Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving around the world. To help get packages on their way, the Postal Service offers a $2 per box postage discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box at $15.90 for mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office

and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide. Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available at no cost at local Post Offices and online at shop.usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship. The Naval Supply Systems Command’s (NavSup) mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released Sept. 14. Here are the deadlines for mail addressed to/from: • APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093), AA zips 340, AP zips 962-966 – Priority Express Mail Military Serv-

ice, Dec. 17; First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages), Dec. 10; Space Available Mail, Nov. 26; and Standard Post Mail, Nov. 8. • APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 – First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages), Dec. 3; Space Available Mail, Nov. 26; and Standard Post Mail, Nov. 8. • Domestic Mail (For ships in port and personnel on shore

duty in the U.S. mailing to U.S. destinations-not including APO/FPO) – First-Class Mail, Dec. 20; Priority Mail, Dec. 20; an Priority Express Mail, Dec. 23. International First-Class Packages and Priority Mail addressed to Africa and Central and South America should be mailed no later than Dec. 2. International First-Class Packages and Priority Mail addressed to Asia/Pacific Rim; Australia/New Zealand; Canada; Caribbean; Mexico, Europe; and the Middle East should be mailed no later than Dec. 9. All classes of mail addressed to FPO addresses must

contain the New Navy Standardized Address format, which includes ship or mobile unit number, (or PSC number for ashore FPOs), virtual mail box number, and five-digit ZIP code to ensure delivery. Mail not addressed correctly could be returned to sender as undeliverable. The Postal Service has created a free Military Care Kit based on the items most frequently requested by military families. To order the kit, call 1 (800) 610-8734. Guidelines for packing, addressing and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at usps.com/ship/apofpo-dpo.htm.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

A ghostly figure leads a tour group on one of the haunted house walking tours.

Tours illuminate haunted history Story, photo from University of West Florida Historic Trust

The University of West Florida Historic Trust is getting into the spirit of October by presenting haunted house tours and horror movies. Tours begin at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, 117 East Government St. Walking tour tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Trolley tour tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets for the pedal trolley tour are $45 per person. Here are the details: • Ghastly Ghosts of North Seville Walking Tour: Explore the haunted history of the northern boundary of Seville Square Oct. 16, Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

• Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour: Stroll along Intendencia Street and learn about ghosts and devious deeds Oct. 16, Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. • Redlight Walking Tour: This one is for adults only due to theme. Visit with the ghosts of the old bars and brothels along Palafox Street. Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. • Tragedy and Terror of South Seville Walking Tour: Learn the haunted seafaring history of Pensacola’s Zaragoza Street Oct. 16, Oct. 17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. • Trolley of the Doomed Tour: Learn about ghosts of the North Hill neighborhood Oct.

17, Oct. 23, Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. • Tragedy and Terror on the Pedal Trolley: Hear the haunted history of Pensacola's Zaragoza Street as you pedal through the night Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, contact Wendi Davis at 5955985, ext. 111. There are two more classics are on the schedule for the Silent Horror Film Series. “Faust” is scheduled for Oct. 21, followed by “The Fall of the House of Usher” on Oct. 29. The films will be screened at 6 p.m. in the Voices of Pensacola Center. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, contact Jeff Nall at 595-5985, ext. 110, or by e-mail at jnall@uwf.edu. For more information, go to www.historicpensacola.org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“War Room,” PG, noon; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 3 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 5:30, 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“The Visit,” PG-13, noon; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “American Ultra,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 7 p.m.; “War Room,” PG, 1 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “War Room,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “American Ultra,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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

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. • Pink Out!!: Radford’s fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5/K/10K, 8 a.m. today, Oct. 16. Wear pink, throw on a costume, pack your children into a stroller, bring your pet and have fun. Naval Hospital Pensacola will be presenting Compass to Health following the run. To register, Haunting Fall stop by the Radford Festival: 4 p.m. to 9 Fitness Center or call 452-9845. You p.m. Oct. 24, Blue Recreation also can register Angel Park. Haunting Fall online at https:// Festival. Event will goo.gl/B9Ag60. • Saturday Sail- feature haunted hay ing Classes: Blue rides, face painting, Angel Park Outpost costume contests, Marina. You only and more. This event have to take one is free for all eligible Saturday class to be MWR patrons and certified to rent sail- guests. For more inboats. Beginners formation, call 453class is 10 a.m. to 3 6286. p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 17. Cost is $35. Intermediate class is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. Cost is $40. For information or to schedule a class, call 281-5489. • Aqua Zumba Classes: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Music and exercise classes are free. Other classes will be added at the outdoor pools. For more information, call 452-4392. • 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.

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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.

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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. • 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 information, call 452-5609. • Conflict Resolution and Management: 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Practice skills that prevent con-

flicts 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. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For information or to reserve a seat, 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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Sandy Good Times Ballroom Dancing. Friday Social Dance 79pm, $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. 850458-1979.

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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.

Perdido townhouse for rent. 2br/1.5ba. Over 1500 sqft. Off Sorrento near golf course. $700/month. No smoking, no pets. 850-455-4527.

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