Gosport - October 18. 2013

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NAS Pensacola Halloween hours ...

NASP Halloween trick-or-treating hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31 throughout base housing onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and NASP Corry Station for authorized dependents. Base security will provide additional patrols to help keep little “goblins” safe. For more information, contact NASP Chief of Police Carl Matthews at 452-2653.

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Work begins on NavFac’s new master plan for NASP From NavFac SE

Energy awareness fair at NEX ... October is National Energy Awareness Month, and Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza held an Energy Awareness Fair Oct. 15 to educate the public with displays, showcase alternative fuel vehicles and promote environmentally sound energy practices. (Above) ABFAN Chris Pate tries out Gulf Power’s bike generator. Colored light bulbs indicate the amount of electricity generated and a panel at right translates the amount of energy into volts and amps, creating awareness of just how much energy goes into powering home appliances. Photo by Mike O’Connor

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast has teamed up with Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola to embark on the development of an updated Installation Master Plan. The master plan will provide guidance for development during the next 30 years at NAS Pensacola. To develop the master plan, the team will include direct input from stakeholders across the installation and its special areas during area development planning workshops.

Most recently, senior leaders participated in a Vision Plan Workshop conducted in July 2013 that resulted in a defined direction for development. A vision statement and supporting goals and objectives were developed. The draft vision statement reads, “In order to support the warfighter mission, we will ensure a viable installation, preserving historical heritage, leveraging natural resources with secure, sustainable, networked communities and campuses.” The first Area Development Planning Workshop

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NavFac SE energy saving projects make strides By Earl Bittner NavFac SE Public Affairs

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast awarded 59 restoration and modernization energy projects totaling $40.9 million in fiscal year 2013. The projected savings from these projects is expected to be more than 350,000 MBTU, which is a 3.3 percent reduction in energy usage from the 2003 Navy Region Southeast baseline. A British thermal unit (Btu) is defined

as the amount of energy needed to cool or heat one pound of water by one degree fahrenheit. An MBtu is one million Btus and is typically used to measure medium to large scale energy consumption. Cost savings on average per MBtu for these projects is $21. Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville executed the most energy projects, a total of 10, while NAS Pensacola expects to save the most energy – just under 92,000 MBtu – from executed

energy projects. At NAS Pensacola, a contract for $2.8 million was awarded for upgrades to HVAC systems, lighting replacement, and water consumption upgrades in Bldgs. 3221, 3460, 3828 and 3465. Projected annual savings are projected to be 16,331 MBtu. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay awarded a contract valued at $5 million that will see the replacement of approximately 2,833 lights and fixtures with new LED lighting fixtures and save 7,860

MBtu annually. Chillers in Bldgs. 126, 300/300B, 321, 484 and 485 will be modernized at Naval Support Activity Panama City. The award was valued at $1.6 million and will save approximately 4,200 MBtus annually. During fiscal year 2014, 10 installations throughout the Southeast are programmed to receive 27 projects totaling $30.3 million. These projects are projected to save 146,000 MBTUs and will

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FY-14 General Military Training schedule announced By Cmdr. Kelly Brannon NETC PAO

Topics for General Military Training (GMT) for Fiscal Year (FY) 14 were announced in NavAdmin 264/13 Oct. 9. The announcement, usually released Oct. 1, was delayed due to the ongoing effort to streamline or eliminate administrative burdens on the fleet, allowing more time to focus on mission readiness. In support of this effort, known

as Reducing Administrative Distractions (RAD), a revision of the GMT instruction is nearing completion. “Through RAD and other feedback, the fleet has been pretty clear that they want us to give this a good hard look,” said Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel. “We need to find the right balance of required training and white space for our commanders.” While each of the GMT subjects are important, Moran said his staff's

review of the instruction will ensure training requirements are validated, inefficiencies are eliminated, and improvements are made to overall program effectiveness. The intent of the GMT instruction revision is to provide clear communication of requirements and to establish an annual review process for each topic. There are two categories of GMT topics that must be completed in FY14. Category One topics must be conducted via face-to-face, instructor-led training sessions provided at

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NHP prescription drug take back day ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting a prescription drug “Take Back Day” Oct. 26 at the NHP Satellite Pharmacy next to the commissary from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop off any unused medications to be disposed of properly. Medications that accumulate in the home can be dangerous to children, pets and others. The event is completely anonymous and is free. All prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted, but intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. For more information, contact the NHP Pharmacy at 505-6640.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer signs Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation ... On Oct. 11, NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins put pen to paper to officially proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month onboard the base. (Above) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Family Advocacy Representative Annette Votaw, CO Hoskins and FFSC Victim Advocate Kristy Malone at the signing. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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NHP: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Michelle Wilkes Breast Health Coordinator, Naval Hospital Pensacola

FOD walk at NAS Pensacolaʼs Sherman Field ... On Oct. 15, Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Air Operations Department sponsored a foreign object debris (FOD) walk down at the station’s Forrest Sherman Field. Many of the base’s organizatons, including NASP headquarters, Air Ops, Security, Training Air Wing Six, the Blue Angels, and the Air Force’s 479th Flying Training Group participated. Some of the individual participants included (left-right) Lt. Cmdr. Pascal Holmes (NASP), Cmdr. David Jasso (NASP XO), CWO4 Donald Hamilton (Air Ops), Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton (Blue Angels), Cmdr. Dan Heidt (Air Ops) and Lt. Cmdr. David Tickle (Blue Angels). Photo by Harry White

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put the Navy well on its way to meeting its energy reduction goals. Projects range from exterior lighting replacements to more complex HAVC modernization and controls optimizations. “The Department of the Navy (DoN) issued a new energy policy (OpNav Instruction 4100.5E – Shore Energy Management) in June 2012 that is driving energy consumption reduction at all Navy installations, transforming the energy culture and seeking new or existing

technical solutions for reducing energy,” said NavFac Southeast Energy Manager Brad Clark. “The Shore Energy Management instruction is a complete revision from the 1994 version.” The instruction affirms the Navy’s policy and strategy to ensure energy security as a strategic imperative. It also directs the Navy to meet or exceed federal mandates and executive orders. Since naval forces require constant support from ashore installations, the Navy is reducing its vulnerabilities related to electrical grids by lowering con-

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the command level. Senior leadership, command training teams, or collateral duty training officers/chief petty officers will conduct Category One GMT. The FY 14 Category One GMT topics are: Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Control; Equal Opportunity and Grievance Procedures; Hazing Policy and Prevention; Personal Financial Management; Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Awareness; Sexual Harassment and Grievance Procedures; Stress Management; and Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths behind lung cancer among women in the United States. About one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2013 more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but men are susceptible as well. The ACS predicts that more than 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The two greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. Early detection with a breast self-exam, clinical breast exam and mammography is the best de-

fense against this disease. Mammography can detect breast cancer at its earliest state, often long before it can be felt and usually years before physical symptoms appear. The earlier cancer is detected, the less invasive and more successful treatment can be. The ACS recommends women 40 and older have a screening mammogram every year for as long as they are in good health. Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam at least every three years. Though a monthly breast self-exam is not necessary, it is recommended that women know how their breasts usually look and feel so that they can report changes to their medical provider. Since breast cancer is so rare in men, no routine screening is recommended.

sumption, integrating renewable energy sources and increasing control of energy supply and distribution. Energy reliability, resiliency and redundancy are essential components of the Navy’s Critical Infrastructure Protection program. “The instruction further directs the Navy to use the most cost effective means to meet shore energy goals including a 50 percent ashore consumption reduction by 2020, achieving a total ashore energy usage rate of 50 percent from alternative sources by 2020, and reducing the amount of petroleum used in

“These are the opportunities for leadership to engage and have frank and deliberate discussions about command-delivered training, ensuring Sailors understand their roles and responsibilities,” said Capt. John Newcomer, commanding officer at the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). The remaining required GMT topics are Category Two topics that can be completed via Navy e-Learning or through face-to-face, command-delivered training at the discretion of the unit commander. The Category Two GMT topics for FY 14 are: Anger Management; Antiterrorism/Force Protection; Combating Trafficking in Per-

However, if a man notices a lump or a change in the breast, it needs to be evaluated by a physician. Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) cares about preventing breast cancer and helping those diagnosed to navigate the maze of emotional and medical concerns. I encourage all women to take charge of their health care and receive these lifesaving exams. If you are enrolled at NHP you can call your Medical Home Port Team or Central Appointments at 5057171 to schedule a mammogram. Mammograms can be scheduled to coincide with other appointments in order to eliminate additional visits to the hospital. Do it for yourself and for the ones you love. Put your breasts to the test and let’s give cancer the shove.

commercial vehicle fleets by 50 percent by 2015 and other goals,” explained Clark. Some of the technology highlights instituted by NavFac Southeast bases in fiscal 2013 included the installation of light emitting diode (LED) exterior lighting, solar water heating, high efficiency chillers and motors, direct digital controls, and HVAC optimization improvements. For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/navfachq/.

sons; Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting; Domestic Violence Prevention and Reporting; Drug Abuse Prevention and Control; Fraternization Awareness and Prevention; Information Assurance; Operational Risk Management; Operational Security; Physical Readiness; Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information Awareness; Records Management; Sexual Health and Responsibility; and Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation. GMT questions should be addressed to Lyman Watts, GMT program manager at (757) 492-0763, DSN: 492 or via e-mail to the Center for Personal and Professional Development at gmt.distribution@navy.mil.

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is scheduled to begin Nov. 18 at Corry Station. It will include operators, students, and dependents representing units and organizations located on Corry Station. The facilitation team from NavFac Southeast will direct the fiveday workshop resulting in a preferred development plan for Corry Station along with the necessary supporting documents. Goals of the Area Development Plan are to improve Corry Station’s operational efficiency, mission capacity, future mission flexibility, and the community’s overall wellness. Workshops focusing on NAS Pensacola and its special areas will continue throughout 2014 until all areas are studied for inclusion in the Installation Master Plan. The completed product will include various plans and regulations that provide informed guidance for future development and allow flexibility for a changing mission or unforeseen circumstances. The master plan will allow leaders to make informed decisions on short notice.

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USNS Flint makes port visit ... Port workers stand by as tugboats guide the USNS Flint (T-AE 32) to the dock Oct. 9 at Allegheny Pier aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The 564-foot-long ship is docked at NASP for port services before heading to its final destination. The Flint, which is the last Kilauea-class ammunition ship operated by the U.S. Navy, completed operational duties in the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of responsibility June 30. Commissioned in 1971, the ship completed 15 deployments to the Western Pacific before it was decommissioned and transferred to the Military Sealift Command. Since 1995, the ship has operated with a civilian crew and a small Navy detachment and has participated in additional deployments to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. Photo by Janet Thomas

October 18, 2013

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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,

The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

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VA health care meets Affordable Care Act requirement By Jerron Barnett Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Public Affairs

BILOXI, Miss. – Are you a veteran and are somewhat confused about how the Affordable Care Act and your VA health care benefits work together? If this describes you, read on. The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans, lower costs and improve quality care coordination. Open enrollment began Oct. 1, and the Health Insurance Marketplace began offering a new way to find affordable health coverage for those who don’t have it. In the Marketplace, some people may be eligible for lower costs on health premiums and out-of-pocket costs based on income. The Department of Veterans Affairs wants all veterans to get health care coverage that improves their health and well-being. After all, ensuring you receive quality health care is not just our obligation, it’s also our privilege. If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health

law coverage standards. You meet the ACA’s “minimum essential coverage” requirement. Additionally, the health care law does not change VA health benefits or veterans’ out-of-pocket costs. If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time. Veterans should bring their DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of honorable military service to the nearest Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) medical facility to enroll. You can find details on GCVHCS locations at www.biloxi.va.gov/ locations/directions.asp. You can also enroll online at: https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov, or by phone 1 (877) 222-VETS (8387). Not sure if you are eligible for VA health care? A quick eligibility tool is available at: www.va.gov/healthBenefits/resources/eligibility_check.asp. If you are a recently discharged veteran with service in a theater of combat operations, VA can provide you free medical care for five years from your discharge from active duty for conditions possibly related to your service, regardless of your income status.

Enrollment in VA health care means you have immediate health care coverage that is rated among the best in the United States. There are no enrollment fees, monthly premiums or deductibles. Most veterans have no out-of-pocket costs. Some veterans may have to pay co-payments for health care or prescription drugs. Veterans’ family members and veterans not eligible for VA care may secure coverage through the Marketplace. Also, VA offers health care benefits for certain family members of veterans through programs such as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) and the Spina Bifida program. If you have any questions about VA health care benefits and the ACA, visit the enrollment and eligibility personnel at any GCVHCS facility, or go to www.va.gov/health/aca. More information about the ACA and the Health Insurance Marketplace is available at www.healthcare.gov. Here are phone numbers for GCVHCS facilities: • Pensacola: 912-2000, (866) 927-1420. • Biloxi: (228) 523-5000, (800) 296-8872.

State, federal laws address problem of parental kidnapping By LN1 Sharlissa Barefield Corpus Christi Legal Assistance Office, RLSO Southeast

Parental kidnapping or parental abduction is defined as the concealment, taking, or unlawful retention of a child by a parent in violation of the rights of the child’s other parent or another family member. In response to the problem of parental abduction, steps have been taken on state and federal levels. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and by the American Bar Association in

1968. By 1984, it had been adopted in all states. All states have also enacted criminal parental kidnapping statutes. In 1980, Congress passed the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA), which strengthened the provisions of the state laws and contained additional safeguards against parental kidnapping. Before the UCCJA and the PKPA, a parent who lost a custody battle could snatch the child, take the child to another state and seek a court order of custody in that state. The PKPA deals primarily with the application of the full-faithand-credit clause to custody decrees. The clause ensures that court

decisions rendered by the courts in one state are recognized and honored in every other state. PKPA comes into question only when there is already a custody decree, and one of the parents is trying to enforce it or modify it in another state. The PKPA authorizes FBI investigations of child abductions. Unfortunately, because a court order of custody required for FBI involvement, most non-marital children are unprotected by the provision. Marital children are also unprotected if abducted by the parent before any court order is made regarding custody. Single parents who were never married to the other parent often are not aware of

the importance of a custody order; they mistakenly believe they already have legal custody. For more information on parental kidnapping, go to the FBI’s website at http://www. fbi.gov, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1 (800) THE-LOST, or contact your nearest legal assistance office. For further assistance on any legal issue, you can contact the NAS Pensacola Region Legal Service Office at 161 Turner St., Bldg. 624, Suite B, second deck. The phone number is 452-3730. For more information, go towww.jag.navy.mil/legal_ services/rlso/rlso_southeast.htm.

Commentary submissions Commentaries are the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as official government, Navy or command policy statements. Reader submission are welcome but should not exceed 800 words. Submissions must be bylined and include a daytime phone number or e-mail contact for the writer. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with policy and standards. Address Commentary submissions to Janet. Thomas.ctr@navy.mil.



October 18, 2013


Ready, set –


Fortunately, Tropical Storm Karen was a dud – but remember: category 3 Hurricane Opal (1995) was an October storm

NAS Pensacola Emergency Managment Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785 For on-base emergency: 911 for fire and ambulance; 911 for NASP police

NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

American Red Cross Northwest Florida http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com

Ready Navy http://www.Ready.Navy.mil

NAS Whiting Field Emergency Center 623-7333 Emergency Communication Center 623-7193 (business/non-emergency)

Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org

Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618

Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.org

NETPDTC Saufley Field Main Gate 452-1628

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/

Florida Division of Emergency Management 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov

Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.bereadyescambia.com/ Santa Rosa County Emergency Management 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com AT&T http://www.att.com

Ready Navy http://www.ready.navy.mil

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph

NAS Pensacola

Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph



October 18, 2013


Fire official reminds: It could be you From Inspector Donald Harris Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast


very year throughout the United States and perhaps around the world there are hundreds of fires that start in the kitchen. Most kitchen fires start through carelessness. Kitchen fires are still the No. 1 type of fire in the home. How often do we take the chance leaving hot oil or grease on the stove unattended as we prepare to fry food? This is a true story of one such incident. It was approximately 5 p.m. after work when the victim in the story started preparing her evening meal. Deciding on a frying method, she put oil in the skillet and turned up the heat. With the oil heating in the skillet, she left the room momentarily. Suddenly, the smoke detector was sounding. She rushed into the kitchen to discover the skillet on fire. Remember: when oil or grease reaches the ignition temperature, it will burst into flame. When the liquid ignites, it will spew the oil on the kitchen floor. The victim ran into the kitchen hurriedly to deal with the flaming situation. She did not realize how slippery the

Excerpt from POTUS Fire Prevention Week proclamation; flags to half-staff for fallen firefighters

kitchen floor would be after the oil burst into flames. When she arrived she immediately lost her footing. Slipping in the oil on the floor, she tried to grab something to break her fall. Unfortunately, she grabbed the skillet with hot oil on fire. The oil rolled down her arm and legs leaving her in excruciating pain from second- and third-degree burns. The accident could have been prevented if she had taken the necessary precautions. Simply removing the skillet from the heat source while she went to the restroom would have been the smart thing to do. Physical and property damage was the outcome. And it could be you. Safety is always our primary concern at Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast. Fires cause injuries; fires kill and fires destroy. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has an aggressive fire safety awareness campaign this year to help reduce through education the

A proclamation from the President of the United States

“Fires take more American lives than all other natural disasters combined. They inflict devastating tolls on families and communities, and they cost our nation billions of dollars each year. During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12), we pay tribute

Kitchen fires are the No. 1 type of fire in the home. During October, National Fire Prevention Month, take time to examine your level of fire preparedness. Have you changed your home’s smoke alarm batteries within the last year? Do you have a home fire escape plan? Get more information on Fire Prevention Month at http://www.nfpa.org.

number of kitchen fires. Here are some kitchen fire safety tips: • Never leave heated cooking oil unattended. • In case of a grease fire, place a rug or other non-skid material on the floor to stand on. • Place a lid on the skillet or pot. No oxygen, no fire. • Keep a fire extinguisher handy (min-

to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to pull their neighbors out of harm’s way, and pledge to do our part to prevent fires in our homes, our cities, and the great outdoors. “We all have a responsibility to protect our families against fire. We should be cautious while cooking, using electrical appliances and heating our homes.

imum five pound multipurpose). • When using a fire extinguisher, stand back 6 to 8 feet from the fire. • Never put water on a grease fire. • Never put flour on a grease fire. • Never try to walk a small fire in a skillet outside. • Be responsible: prevent kitchen fires. Remember, “the life you save could be your own.”

Those who live in areas prone to wildfires can help safeguard their homes by clearing flammable vegetation, and they should plan for emergencies by building a supply kit and talking with their families about a communications plan and evacuation routes. Every American should install working smoke detectors on each level of their home and re-

member to test them monthly. It is also essential to develop and practice evacuation plans twice a year. “On Oct. 6, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.”



October 18, 2013


NASWF Training Squadron Six marks 44th change of command By Ens. Emily Hegarty NASWF PAO


fter 15 months at the helm, Cmdr. Don Jamiola ceded command of Training Squadron Six (VT-6) to Lt. Col. Kevin Digman during an Oct. 3 ceremony. The event, which celebrated the accomplishments of the “Shooters” under Jamiola’s command, was attended by past and present VT-6 students, instructors and staff, as well as family and friends of both Jamiola and Digman. Training Wing Five Commodore Capt. James Fisher was the guest speaker at the event, which welcomed VT-6’s 44th change of command. In particular, Fisher thanked a number of Marines for their presence at the ceremony, stating that “both active and retired Marines form an important part of this squadron’s identity.” VT6 rotates between Navy and Marine commanding officers. In his speech, Fisher

touched on the impact of what he termed a “challenging production year,” but noted that despite furloughs and fiscal uncertainty, VT-6 was able to overcome the obstacles and still add “another impressive chapter of accomplishments” in their quest to maintain a legacy of “operational excellence, safe mission accomplishment, and personal and professional development of officers and civilians.” Under Jamiola’s command, the squadron flew 18,000 class A and B mishap-free flight hours, 12,000 safe sorties, and completed 210 primary students, while managing to significantly reduce the average time to train primary student pilots in the T-6B syllabus.

Fisher noted that Jamiola, who he called a “caring leader and outstanding commanding officer,” made an impact that went beyond just numbers. Fisher noted that Jamiola was instrumental in cultivating wardroom camaraderie, which was evidenced by a true sense of mission in the instructor pilots. Fisher said Jamiola was proud that the instructors were focused “not only on getting another student out the door, but in a true mindset of training their replacements for the fleet.” In keeping with that training mindset, Fisher recounted a conversation he recently had with a young Marine VT-6 student officer. In replying to Fisher’s inquiry about

the student’s impressions of VT-6, the student responded simply, ‘I like it here because they treat us as officers, not just students.’ ” Fisher stated that he believed such a telling statement reflected “directly on the leadership of Cmdr. Jamiola and the entire Shooter team.”

Lt. Col. Kevin Digman

Jamiola then addressed the audience at the change of command ceremony, expressing his appreciation for the support his family, friends, and the Shooter team had provided him during his time in command of VT6. In recounting his favorite memories of his time with the squadron, Jamiola mentioned that he was proud of receiving the 2012 CNO Safety Award, which was awarded to VT-6 in recognition of what he termed their “culture of safety and operation ex-

cellence.” The award formally recognized the squadron’s “outstanding safety record, utmost professionalism, superb skill, and the highest level of operation readiness and superior performance, (which) significantly contributed to the Navy’s overall safety record.” Jamiola gave much credit to the instructor pilots of VT-6 for their flexibility and perseverance during the year’s challenges, as well as the dedication and teamwork of his civilian team, without whom he noted VT-6 would be unable to accomplish its mission. After Jamiola, Digman took to the podium to thank Fisher and Jamiola for their leadership and kind words during the ceremony. He also acknowledged those in attendance with whom he had served in previous commands and former squadron mates, whom he thanked for mentoring him in his development as an officer and aviator, noting that they had “truly played a part” in helping him to reach this milestone in his career. Digman praised his own family for their support and love during his entire Marine Corps ca-

reer, noting that “no matter how bad of a day I have, you guys can put a smile on my face.” For “their friendship, leadership and guidance to the Shooters and their families,” he thanked Jamiola and his family, and promised to carry on the “tradition of excellence” Jamiola instilled in the squadron. Finally, Digman thanked the VT-6 Shooters.

Cmdr. Donald Jamiola

“It has been a pleasure to serve with all of you the last 15 months. The instructors, civilian staff, and students are absolute professionals in everything they do, proven by today’s ceremony. You truly care deeply about what you do. I feel privileged and honored to be standing here today and look forward to serving you for another 15 months.”

NAS Whiting Field ‘News and Notes’ Military Corn Maze: Sonshine Family Farms constructed a seven-acre corn maze (two mazes in one) with a military theme which will be open weekends through Nov. 3. The maze contains designs to honor all branches of military service, and is the largest in the area. The farm also has hayrides, a playground area, concession stands and games for inside the maze – including the Monster Maze Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 6

p.m. to midnight. Visit www. sonshinefamilyfarms.com for more information and pricing. Haunted House: Main Street Milton is preparing for their annual Halloween haunting, called “Your Final Destination.” The venue costs $5 for a run through their woefully, wicked wander through 5232 Willing St. The event will be open Oct. 22-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Visit www.mainstreetmilton.org for details.

Fleet and Family Support Center Communication Skills Class: Oct. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. This class will help you use power of communication at work and at home, by practicing two-way communications techniques that will help to strengthen relationships. Class will be held at the FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at (850) 623-7177.

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Veterinary clinic to be closed for week

The veterinary treatment facility at NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 535, 756 6th St., will be closed from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25 for scheduled floor maintenance. The clinic is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Oct. 28. For more information, call 452-6882.

Seminar for retired military canceled

The 41st annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar, which was scheduled for Oct. 19, has been canceled. For more information, call Kevin Weinzimmer at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 452-5100.

Gallery open late for special event

Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is operating under extended hours for Gallery Night, today, Oct. 18. Tile artist Mark Schmitt and wood artists Ric Koressel and Tom Snyder will be present to talk about their work and to answer questions about the 3-D show, “Grout and Grain.” The Celtic band Sweet Prospect is scheduled to perform. The show will continue through Oct. 26. For more information, call 429-9100 or go to www.bluemorninggallery.com.

Leader of underage veterans to visit

A gathering of the Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) is scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hong Kong Restaurant, 1094 North Navy Blvd. VUMS national commander, John L. Henson of Lewisberry, Penn., will be the special guest. Retired Rear Adm. William Daniels is scheduled to speak. An autographed copy of the book “America’s Youngest Warriors” will be awarded to the youngest active-duty service member present. After the meeting, members of the group plan to attend a program scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, contact Al Brandon, VUMS Southeast regional commander, at 456-8789.

Budget for Baby class available

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Baby classes. The next class at NAS Pensacola is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

Cypress preparing for haunted event

“Ghosts” will be haunting the decks of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 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. The haunted ship is not recommended for children younger than 10. Free, family friendly carnival games will be offered pierside for younger children. For more information, call Ens. Nathan White or MKC Jack Porter at 361-7246 or go to http:// cypresshauntedship.com.

Fair features rides and top entertainers

The Pensacola Interstate Fair will be open until Oct. 27 with more than 60 rides, top-name entertainers, exhibits and food. The American Band Grand Funk Railroad is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 18. Other performers on the schedule include Sara Evans at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 19, country music star Travis Tritt at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. and alternative rock band Switchfoot at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Special appearances by Scooby-Doo and his friend Shaggy are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 21. General admission is $11 for 12 and older, $5 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for ages 3 and younger. Parking costs $5. Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are available for rent at the front Sara Evans is scheduled to gate. All entertainment is free with admission. No reserved seating for perform tomorrow, Oct. 19. shows. Seats can be claimed at fair opening each day. Family fun packs are offered (in advance only) and many other discounts are available. Military Appreciation Day will be Oct. 24 and all active-duty and retired military personnel will be admitted for $5. For more information, call 944-4500 or go to www.pensacola fair.com.

Sea Scouts seeking new members

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Sea Scout Ship Unit 609, which is sponsored by the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) chapel congregation, is seeking new Scouts and prospective adult leaders. Sea Scouts are part of the BSA Venturing program, with a focus on boating. Membership is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 20. The unit meets every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Landfall Marina (off Gulf Beach Highway, just west of NASP back gate). For more information, contact retired Cmdr. Mark Wenzel via e-mail at skipper@ship609.org and/or mark.wenzel@navy.mil.

Registration open for degree programs

Registration is open for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education (WED) and Development or Health Care Management (HCM) bachelor degree programs. Spring semester begins Jan. 11. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin by phone at 458-6263 or by e-mail at wspradlin@ siu.edu for WED, or Beth Huston by phone at 4552449 or by e-mail at bhuston@siu.edu for HCM.

Homeless vets focus of Oct. 25 event

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and community partners will present the annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), 790 Veterans Way, off Highway 98. Many services will be available including medical screenings, flu shots, VA social workers, legal assistance and clothing. Free bus service courtesy of Escambia County Area Transit will be provided. ECAT tickets can be obtained after Oct. 15 at the Pensacola Vet Center, Loaves and Fishes, Alfred Washburn Center, Waterfront Rescue Mission and the JACC. Learn more about VA homeless programs at http://www1.va.gov/homeless or call the VA’s National Help for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-8774AID-VET (424-3838) for assistance. For more information on the event, contact Cindy Bradford at 912-2067 or Robert Gravely at 7251819 or 207-8134.

Veterans Day Parade plan announced Coast Guard Cutter plans blood drive Pensacola’s Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Nov. 11. Last year, about 1,800 people participated in the parade and more spectators and participants are expected for the 2013 parade, said Chief George B. Dodge Sr. of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, the oganizers of the event. The group also has announced that the Pensacola Veterans Day Parade is now recognized by the Veterans Administration as a landmark event. Veterans Day is an annual holiday that honors all military personnel who have served our nation. Participants are expected to range from Pearl Harbor survivors through current conflict veterans, patriotic units and a variety of musical entertainers. For more information, call 473-0108 or go to www.GCVACFLALMS.org.

Applebee’s offers Veterans Day meals

For the fifth year in a row, Applebee’s restaurants is offering a free meal to veterans and active military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Restaurant officials said personnel with proof of current or former military service will be treated to a free meal. Proof of service includes U.S. Uniform Services identification card, U.S. Uniform Services retired identification card, current leave and earnings statement, veterans organization card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD-214, citation or commendation. Applebee’s also is encouraging guests to leave a message for veterans and active military at www.thankyoumovement.com. Veterans and activeduty troops can go online anytime to see and hear the messages.

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A blood drive has been scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210), which is docked at Allegheny Pier aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station. For more information, call 473-3853 or go to www.nfbcblood.org.

Time to sign up for Pumpkin Race

The 29th annual Great Pumpkin Race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 2. The 5K and fun run will begin at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 1603 N. 12th Ave., and meander through historic East Hill. Runners can register at the school or online at Active.com: keywords 29th Pumpkin Race. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 14 and younger. The first 1,000 registrants will received a long-sleeved T-shirt. For more information, go to http://shcs.ptdiocese.org/pumpkinrun.html.

Registration open for marathon

Registration is open for the ninth annual Pensacola Marathon, which is scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Veterans Park. The race is presented by the Pensacola Sports Association, and this year it will include a marathon relay. Teams can include four people with the minimum age being 12 on race day. Each person will run one leg of the race. Exact leg measurements will be announced at a later date. For individual runners, there are half and full marathon categories. The Pensacola Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. For more information, call 434-2800 or go to www.marathonpensacola.com.

Dec. 7 run in memory of slain Sailor

The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) has scheduled the third annual Crime Stoppers 5K in memory of Tyler Jefferson for Dec. 7. Jefferson, an 18-year-old Navy Sailor, was found fatally shot near the gates of Corry Station on Nov. 12, 2009. The investigation is still ongoing. The run is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. inside the NASP Corry Station gate off Chief’s Way and New Warrington Road. The course will take participants through the Warrington area past the site of the Tyler Jefferson crime scene/memorial. Registration is $20 plus tax online until Nov. 30. Late registration is $25 plus tax online until race day. Race-day registration is $30 plus tax. Register early to receive runners’ packet with T-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at any Pen Air Federal Credit Union office or go to www.active.com. For information, contact CTTC Joseph Romero at joseph.c.romero@navy.mil or call 452-6187.

Shakespeare Club to meet at library

The Shakespeare Club will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the downtown branch of West Florida Public Library, 239 N Spring St. The meetings are free and all ages are welcome. Club members will read and discuss the works of Shakespeare. For more information, call Michelle Hancock at (662) 278-8383.

Learn about health careers at PSC fair

More than 600 students from five counties are expected to attend the 16th annual Health Career Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pensacola State College Warrington Campus. The event provides a first-hand look at health career options for high school students from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Okaloosa counties in Florida as well as Baldwin County, Ala. Injecting hot dogs, touching human lungs, delivering a simulation “baby” and assembling a puzzle of human body X-rays are some of the hands-on activities students will experience. For more information, contact Jennifer Ponson, PSC student and program outreach coordinator, at 484-2245.

PCARA cookout scheduled for Nov. 2

The Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) has scheduled its 20th annual Big Community Cookout, “Reclaiming Our Peaceful Community,” for noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F St. The event will consist of free food, exhibits, and words of encouragement from guest speakers, community leaders and concerned citizens. For entertainment, there will be performing artists, praise dancers, soloists, and free giveaways. The purpose of this event is to unite businesses and residents and invite them to join PCARA in looking for ways to promote peace in the local community. For more information, call Leroy Williams by phone at 293-5345 or by e-mail at willroy85@aol.com.

Host families needed for teen visitors

In November, the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council will welcome six students from Bolivia and six students from Peru who will spend 11 days in Pensacola participating in the Youth Ambassadors Program, a special exchange of the U.S. Department of State. Students will arrive Nov. 12 and depart Nov. 23. During the work week, the students will be busy with leadership and community service activities. The council is looking for families with their own teenagers that are interested in hosting one or more of these students. If you would be willing to host, contact the council at 595-0817. For more information on the council, go to www.gulfcoast diplomacy.org.

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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Blue Angels of the quarter; See page B2 Spotlight

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


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 late 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.”

See the real thing: Haunted lighthouse, trolley ride Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children. No • Haunted lighthouse tours are taking place onboard NAS Pensacola at the Pensacola Light- reservations are taken. Haunted Lighthouse dates and times: house. Oct. 18: 6 p.m. It’s billed as “a fun, friendly and frightful Oct. 19: 6 p.m. event for the entire family, based on a traditional Oct. 25: 6 p.m. haunted house.” Oct. 26: 6 p.m. You are encouraged to wear your Halloween Oct. 31: 6 p.m. costumes. The tower will be open; wear appro• Halloween trolley tour announced priate clothing and shoes under any costume for The Red Trolley Repertory Theatre will climbing safety Children must be 7 years old or 44 inches tall present family fun and spooky stories during a 90-minute Halloween tour. The program, and be able to climb tower stairs unassisted.

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which will focus on Pensacola history, is more fantasy than fact but it will include singing zombies, a talking tree and performers at eight separate stops. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. The six-mile tours will leave the Visitors Information Center at Wayside Park at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 18, and tomorrow, Oct. 19. Tours continue Oct. 25 and 26. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 417-7343 or go to www.halloweentrolley.com.

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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Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron announces top ‘Angels’ of the quarter From Blue Angels PAO


he Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced its top Sailors for the third quarter of calendar year 2013 at an informal ceremony in the squadron’s hangar. AM1 Pete Heinlein

AM1 Pete Heinlein was selected as the 2013 Blue Angel of the Quarter (BAoQ). Heinlein is the Blue Angel enlisted crew coordinator responsible for orchestrating all flight line operations, billeting, transportation and duty assignments to support the Blue Angels team. The Phoenix, Ariz., native attributes his selection for this honor to the

Student from Navy family selected for national honor

dedication and achievements of his subordinates. “The dedication and hard work, day in and day out, of the enlisted personnel is what I believe helped me to be selected for this honor,” said Heinlein. “I may set the workload priorities and manage personnel, but they do the actual work.” Heinlein’s efforts were dually recognized by the

squadron leadership by his nomination and ultimate selection as the BAoQ. “Pete’s commitment to the team is evident through his efforts to ensure the Sailors and Marines he leads are properly trained and are equipped with the necessary tools to perform at maximum capability,” said AZC Bruce Kunkel.

“His leadership is key in maintaining the morale of our Sailors and Marines, especially in the absence of a show season.” AT2 Will Martin was selected the 2013 Junior Blue Angel of the Quarter (JBAoQ). He is a crew chief on the No. 4 Blue Angel jet and as such is responsible for performing engine tune-up opera-


Caitria DeLucchi

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced Escambia High School student Caitria DeLucchi from Pensacola has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The an-

tions, flight control and instrument checks, daily, turn-around and preflight inspections of the aircraft as well as setting up the cockpit and the pilot’s survival equipment and the over-all appearance of the aircraft. The Belmont, Mass., native says his becoming involved in other departments in the squadron and his commitment to charity work led to his selection as JBAoQ. “It is truly an honor to be selected as the Junior Blue Angel of the Quarter,” said Martin. “There are many deserving Sailors here whom I was competing with and any one of them could have been selected.” According to his supervisor, the decision to recognize Martin as the

nouncement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes. “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Caitria has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Caitria is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that repre-

AT2 Will Martin

JBoQ was based entirely on the model Sailor and Blue Angel he is. “Will’s commitment to taking on additional responsibilities and driving important programs in the squadron is a testament to his initiative and his dedication to the Navy and the Blue Angels,” said ATC James Buchanan.

sents our very best hope for the future.” Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, memberonly resources, publications and participation in programs offered by educational partners. For more information about NSHSS visit www.oshss.org.


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Poet ‘star’ of free show Local arts groups join forces to produce event, bring history to life Story, photo from West Florida Literary Federation

Poet and storyteller Kwame Dawes will be the featured performer in “Art in Motion: From the Gallery to the Theatre,” a free Viva Florida 500 event scheduled for Oct. 24. Dawes who has been described as a “rock star of poetry” will take the stage following area performers who will bring history to life through art, dance and poetry. An Emmy-award winner, Dawes is a Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, where he edits the “Prairie Schooner.” Raised in Jamaica and once the lead singer in a reggae band, Dawes is the author of “Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius.” He also is an actor, producer, broadcaster, scholar and playwright. He has penned several books of poetry, and 15 of his plays have been produced. For more information on Dawes go to www.kwamedawes.com. His recent book “Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green,” ties in with his Pensacola performance. “Art in Motion: From the Gallery to the Theatre” is inspired by “Off the Wall,” a ballet performance based on the paintings of Green, a cultural artist from South Carolina. At the event, local dancers under the direction of Nielah Black Spears will bring to life the paintings of local artist Sonja Griffin Evans, owner of the Gumbo Gallery. Her paintings, “Cotton Conversation,” “The Welcome,” “Wash Day” and “Go Sista,” tell the story of industrious women and their contributions to the development of Northwest Florida. The

Members of a Pensacola dance group bring to life “Wash Day,” a painting by Sonja Griffin, in May during a performance at the Gumbo Gallery. The dancers are also scheduled to perform Oct. 24 at “Art in Motion.”

production also will feature residents dressed in historic costumes representing characters in a script developed by author Ora Wills. Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida Julie DeMarko is coordinating readings of works by Florida poets. The event is being sponsored by West Florida Literary Federation and the African-American Heritage Society and is funded in part with a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Details • What: “Art in Motion: From the Gallery to the Theatre.” • When: 7 p.m. Oct. 24. • Where: Washington High School Bennett Auditorium, 600 College Parkway. • Cost: Admission is free. For group seating, contact westfloridaliteraryfederation@gma il.com or call 932-6812. • For more information: Go to wflf.org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Hotel Translyvania” (3D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.


“Hotel Translyvania” (3D), PG, noon; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Getaway,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Riddick,” R, 3 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.


“One Direction: This is Us” (3D), PG, noon; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Hotel Translyvania” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Family,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “Getaway,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Riddick,” R, 7 p.m.


“One Direction: This is Us” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Riddick,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Family,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The World’s End,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Getaway,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 7 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Getaway,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 7 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Hotel Translyvania” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Riddick,” R, 7 p.m.; “The World’s End,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Family,” 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

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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. • Tony Horton, Warrior Tough Tour 2013: Celebrity fitness instructor and founder of P-90x will lead a warm-up session from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Radford Fitness Center in conjunction with the breast cancer awareness 5K run. He will sign autographs after the session. A second workout is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 on the lawn outside the Portside Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845. • Breast cancer awareness event: The second annual Radford Breast Cancer Awareness 5K is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Radford Fitness Center. Registration is free. Sign up at Radford Fitness Center. T-shirts can be purchased for $12. Place orders at Radford Fitness Center. For more Information, call 452-9845. • Momʼs Lost Treasure Sale: 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Family Fitness Center. Sale will feature children’s clothes, toys, maternity wear, or other items. For information, call 452-6004. • Morning Sailing Classes: Blue Angel Park Outpost Marina will offer beginner sailing class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost is $35. Intermediate class will be 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Oct. 26. Cost is $40. Completing the course certifies participants to rent MWR boats. • Powder Puff Football: Oct. 26 on lawn in front of Portside Fitness Center. Sign up at any NASP fitness center by Oct. 18 to participate in tournament. There will be 10 teams. For more information, call 452-9845. • Before and After School Program: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. The program is open to children in kindergarten to age 12 and is affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America. • Flag Football/Cheerleading Registration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 25. For children ages 4 to 14. Registration fee for football is $50 and pays for uniform jersey and trophies. Cheerleading fee is $75 and pays for uniform and trophies. Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are needed for both. • Fear Factor Food Challenge: 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 26. Ages 4 and older at the Family Fitness Center. Participants will be challenged to eat whatever is placed before them. • Winter Aquatics: Naval Aviation Schools Command indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is open 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. Offers lap swimming, masters group, swim teams, swimming lessons, water walking, water polo, fin swim and lifeguard classes. For more information, call 452-9429 or e-mail naspaquatics@yahoo.com. • Karate: Beginner classes for ages 10 and oler (adults welcome). $22 per month. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Advanced classes offered 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 291-0940.

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 www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and

techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Positive Parenting: Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 4525609 to register.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in downtown Pensacola. Volunteers are needed to assist in the setting up and breaking down the festival. • Fall Shred: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Cordova Mall. Volunteers will be split into two groups and will help dump items into shredders. •Senior citizen help: Elderly and disabled need help with the upkeep of homes through simple household

chores and yard work. This can be a one-time commitment or as long as the volunteer chooses. Contact Kimberly Cobb, by phone at 494-7101 or by email at cobbk@nwflaaa.org. For information, go to www.nwflaaa.org. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 4522532.

Worship schedule Special note: Catholic Masses have been suspended at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field until an approved Continuing Resolution (CR) or budget is passed to allow for the payment for contract priests. We regret any inconvenience. Here is a list of Catholic churches in the area: • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 303 South Navy Blvd., 455-0356. • Little Flower Parish, 6495 Lillian Highway, 455-5641. • Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, 10650 Gulf Beach Highway, 492-0837. • St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 900 West Garden St., 432-9362. • St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 West Government St., 436-6461. • St. Thomas More Church, 510 Bayshore Drive, 456-2543. • St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 100 Daniel St., Gulf Breeze, 932-2859. • St. Rose of Lima Parish, 6451 Park Ave., Milton, (850) 623-3600 For more information, go to the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee website at www.ptdiocese.org.

NAS Pensacola The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

• Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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. Whiting Field Chapel Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



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2010 Toyota Tundra double cab white, 2wd, 36,400 miles, leveled with XD rims and BF Goodrich tires. Rhino bed liner, side step rail. $22,500 obo. 615-5172196

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Home for rent: 4/2, upgraded, $1,350/month, willing to rent to own. Available Nov. 1. 251-422-5378 Gande Lagoon Village 2/2.5 townhouse minutes to back gate NAS, Perdido Key. 1 car garage with w/d hook-ups, privacy fenced back yard/ patio. 1,248 sq feet $700/ month. 813283-8894 Perdido Key waterfront condo 2/2 furnished Holiday H a r b o r , $775/month, 572-8462 or 434-5058 2/2 fully furnished patio home. West Olive Rd. Great condition. Great for single or couple. No pets, smoking, children. Move-in ready. $650/ month $500 sec/1 year. Serious inquiries only. 341-0947

3/2 central heat/air, fenced yard, recently renovated. $795/ month, $795 deposit. Lease required. 2063331 Roommates

Roommate to share large 2 story home near base. $495/month. Utilities included. For more information call 2063331 Room for rent on the water, 900 bay blvd 3 2 5 0 3 , $550/month, big room private bathroom, picture window to the bay, off street parking, $500 deposit no pets. 221-8066 Homes for sale

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