Vol. 81, No. 42
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October 20, 2017
NASP to host Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office
NAS Pensacola, local government officials sign Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation ... Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin joins city and county officials in signing a proclamation highlighting October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 17 at Pensacola Fire Department Headquarters. Martin is flanked by (left) Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and (right) Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter and Lt. Cmdr. Michael Lombardozzi of the NASP Security Department. Other officials who signed the proclamation included Fire Chief David Allen of the Pensacola Fire Department, Fire Chief Patrick T. Grace of Escambia County Fire Rescue, Chief of EMS Steve White of Escambia County Emergency Medical Services and Fire Chief Timothy Dias of Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast. The ceremony recognized how the military supports its service members and honored both military and civilian personnel who have been first responders in domestic violence incidents. More than 100 people attended the ceremony that was presented by NASP’s Family Advocacy Program. Photo by Janet Thomas, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center
The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2017 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. Tentatively scheduled for both days will be aerobatics by performers such as the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; an A-4 Skyhawk flown by Paul Wood; the Mig-17 piloted by Randy Ball; a Super Stearman flown by Greg Shelton with wing walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt will fly the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute
Team will jump in to the show and Chris Darnell will drive the 300-plus mile per hour Shockwave Jet Truck plus many more acts. Along with flying demonstrations, dozens of military and civilian aircraft will be on display. These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the presentday, state-ofthe-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s. In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 only. Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the largest fireworks shows in the See Air show on page 2
National Naval Aviation Museum named top museum by TripAdvisor From Malerie Shelton Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Once again, the National Naval Aviation Museum has been named one of the Top 25 Museums in the country by TripAdvisor as part of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards. The National Naval Aviation Museum ranks No.16 on the list that includes well-
known museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Museum of Modern Arts, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and more. The rankings are based on quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for muse-
ums worldwide gathered by TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. “We are thrilled that the National Naval Aviation Museum continues to be recognized as a top museum by TripAdvisor,” said retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director. “It is especially satisfying given TripAdvisor rankings are driven by user-generated
GCE picnic celebrates disability employment at NASP
GCE’s NASP Galley employee Tommy Huynh featured on WEAR-TV ... Local
pany of NAS Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, Baptist Health Care representatives and officials from the state of Florida.
ABC television affiliate WEAR-TV filmed an “Angels in our Midst” segment recently featuring the NAS Pensacola Galley’s Tommy Huynh. Huynh was named GCE Employee of the Year in February. Look for the TV feature to air this week. Photo by Greg Mitchell
Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor
Dozens of base employees – workers for base contractor Global Connections to Employment Inc. (GCE) – had a catered lunch Oct. 13 in the com-
GCE’s Tammy Ellis (right) receives a value coin plaque and certificate of appreciation from Gary Murphy at the GCE picnic Oct. 13.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and GCE’s annual NDEAM picnic provided an opportunity to recognize the workers who do so much for the base every day. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Cissy Proctor traveled from Tallahassee to attend the event as guest speaker. She spoke about the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program (www. florida jobs. org/ uniqueabilities- partner-program), which helps businesses and organizations join up with citizens See GCE on page 2
content. It is nice to know our visitors are having a good experience when they visit our campus.” TripAdvisor, which is a travel planning and booking website, has more than 350 million unique visitors each month and more than 385 million reviews and opinions covering more than See NNAM on page 2
2017 flu vaccines available at NHP ... Flu vaccines are now available at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for all TRICARE beneficiaries 6 months and older. Beneficiaries enrolled to one of the hospital’s Medical Home Port Teams (Family Medicine or Internal Medicine) should visit their team to receive a flu vaccination without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beneficiaries not enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team can receive the flu vaccine at the Immunization Clinic Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. NHP will also be holding a Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic at the hospital Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. While not 100 percent effective, a flu vaccine is the best way to prevent influenza. For more information, contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257 or your Medical Home Port Team.
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October 20, 2017
Fire Prevention Month: Cold front reminds us of space heater, carbon monoxide dangers Commentary from Craig Lewis Fire Prevention Chief, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC)
“Canyoubelieveit–acoldfront,atruenicecrisp falldayortwoiswhatwegottoexperiencethisweek. Howevershort,butatleastwegotone...whichleads meintooursubjectforthisweek’sFirePrevention Monthsafetyarticle–‘CarbonMonoxideandYou.’ “Didyouknowthatfireisnottheonlythingthatproduces carbon monoxide? You have several things aroundyourhomethatalsoproduceitandwewill coverthose: •Fireplacesandwood-burningstoves–woodburning •Gasfurnaces,waterheatersandstoves–natural andliquefiedpetroleumgasorliquidpetroleumgas (LPGorLPgas) •Gasdryers–Naturalgas •Generators–gasoline/diesel •Yourvehicles–gasoline/diesel “Alloftheseitemsproducecarbonmonoxide,andas theweathergetscooler,youwillmorethanlikelybe firingupthefireplace,wood-burningstoveorthefurnace,andthatiswhereweshallbegin. •Atleastannually,haveyourfurnace,fireplaceor wood-burningstoveandventsinspectedandcleaned byalicensedprofessional–anyofthesethatarenot
maintainedarerecipesforfireand/orcarbonmonoxide poisoning •Ventingoffumesfromallthementionedappliances is very important – if a vent is obstructed carbon monoxidecanbackupintoyourhomeleadingtoillness andevendeath •Whenyoucleanyourstove,runtheexhaustfanto venttotheoutside.Ensureyourgasdryerisventedto theoutside. •Neverrunageneratorinsideaninteriorroomorthe garage–theseneedtobewellventilated–keepthem outdoors.Yourcar–ifyouhaveanattachedgarage youhavethedangerofcarbonmonoxidepoisoningas thefumesfromavehicleleftrunningcangetintothe house. •AreyouanRVorboatenthusiast?Youarethen lookingatenginesandgeneratorsonthemaswellsoa combinationsmoke/carbonmonoxidedetectorwould bearequirementforyou •Remembertotestalldetectiondevicesatleast monthly–don’tignorethe“chirp”warningofadying battery,replaceit.Don’tignoreit–don’tpullthebatteryandnotreplaceit.Youarenotprotectedwhenyou dothis “Hereareafewthingsforyoutoconsider:Carbon monoxideisagasproducedbytheburningofcarbon basedsubstancessuchasgasoline,coal,wood,fabrics,
animalflesh– anythingthathascarboninit.Whenyou breathecarbonmonoxide,itbindstoredbloodcellsin yourbodytothepointitpreventsthosecellsfromcarryingoxygentothebrainandotherorgans.Thisiswhy thefirstsymptomsofcarbonmonoxidepoisoningin lowexposurecasesaredizziness,nauseaandshortness ofbreath. “Incasesofgreaterexposure,carbonmonoxidepoisoningcausesconfusion,vomiting,seizure,unconsciousnessandultimatelydeath. “Ifyoueverexperienceanyofthesesymptoms– dizziness,nausea,shortnessofbreath– getoutofthe homeimmediatelytofreshairandcall911. “Aswealwayssay,yourbestprotectionagainstfire istohaveasmokedetector.Well,ourbestprotection againstcarbonmonoxidepoisoningistohaveacarbon monoxidedetector,andremembercarbonmonoxide, alsoknownasCO,iscalledthe“invisiblekiller”becauseit’sacolorless,odorless,poisonousgas.More than150peopleintheUnitesStatesdieeveryyearfrom accidentalnon-firerelatedCOpoisoningassociated withconsumerproducts,includinggenerators.Takethe timetoinstallaCOdetectorandfollowthemanufacturesrecommendations–besafeandhaveahappyfall season. “Forquestions,callFire&EmergencyServicesGulf CoastFirePreventionat452-2898.”
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Pensacolaarea. Gatesopenbothdaysat8a.m.andadmissionandparkingforallshowsarefree.Areas willbereservedforthephysicallychallenged. Foodandmemorabiliawillbeavailableatnumerousconcessionstands.Petsandcoolersare notpermitted. Securitypersonnelandsignswilldirectspectatorstoparkingareasneartheshowsite. Additionalinformationontheshowandreservedseating,access:www. nas pensacola air show. com.
Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signs Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation ... Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of Navy Region Southeast, with support from members of the Southeast Region Fleet and Family Support Center staff, signs a domestic violence proclamation onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The proclamation officially designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Navy Region Southeast. Photo by Twilla Smith
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6.6millionaccommodations,restaurantsand attractions. For2017,thetopfivemuseumsintheU.S. are: 1.TheMetropolitanMuseumofArt 2.TheNationalWorldWarIIMuseum 3.TheArtInstituteofChicago 4.National9/11Memorial&Museum 5.USSMidwayMuseum TheNationalNavalAviationMuseumisthe world’slargestNavalAviationmuseumandone of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida.Sharetheexcitementofnavalaviation’s richhistoryandseemorethan150beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine CorpsandCoastGuardAviation.HistoricaircraftaredisplayedbothinsidetheMuseum’s nearly350,000squarefeetofexhibitspaceand outsideonits37-acregrounds. Visitwww. naval aviation museum.org for moreinformation.
whohaveuntappedtalents. “I’mveryexcitedtobehereandbeabletocelebratewith allthesefolksthatareNASPensacolaemployees,”Proctorsaid.“Weknowthatit’ssoimportantthateveryone who’slookingforajobinFloridacanfindone.Everyone hasuniqueabilities,and(we’re)makingsurethatwecan raiseawarenessandhelpemployersunderstandhowwonderfulitistohavesuchdiverseemployeesintheirbusiness.” Prizesandraffle-stylegiftswereawarded,andtheBlue AngelsjoinedtheNDEAMpicnicinspiritastheyflewa practicesessionoverheadinashowthebasevisitorsenjoyed. AfterProctor’saddress,NASPCOMartinexpressedhis appreciationtotheGCEemployeesfortheefforttheyput forthfortheNavy. “Iwanttopersonallythankeachofyoufortheoutstandingsupportyouprovideforourservicememberseach day,”Martinsaid.“NavalAirStationPensacolaisn’tjust abouttheaircraftintheskyandpeoplethatmaintainthem.
Pleaseknowthatyourefforthere,andthesteadfastdedicationthatyoushow,isequallyimportanttothisbase.This dayisyours…thankyou.” GCEhasmorethan300employeesatNASPworkingin foodservices,custodialandadministrativejobs.Thebase’s partnershipwithGCEdatesbackmorethan24yearsand hasprovidedcountlessopportunitiesforitsemployeesto shine–andtheydo. TheNASPGalley(NASPensacolaFoodServices)was awardedtheNavy’sfive-staraccreditationforfoodservice excellence earlier this year. The NAS Pensacola Food ServiceoperationisoneofthelargestintheNavy,serving nearly3.2millionmealsayear,andgalleyemployeeTan “Tommy”HuynhwashonoredastheGCE“Employeeof theYear”atabanquetFeb.23.Huynhwasalsofeaturedin aWEAR-TVsegment“AngelsinOurMidst”whichairs thisweek. FormoreinformationonNDEAM,gotowww.dol.gov/ odep/topics/ndeam. FormoreonGCE,anaffiliateofBaptistHealthCare’s LakeviewCenterInc.,visithttp://gce.org/ Global Connections to Employment.
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Fire Inspector Daniel J. Alltop was the winner of last week's photo selection. It was the “First Pensacola” sign across from Bldg. 1500.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin 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.
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Football parents are guilty of excessive celebration By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
Ever since our children’s peewee soccer days, my husband Francis and I have loved watching them play sports. Despite their average athletic skills, we planned our entire week around a Friday night football game, a Saturday morning cross country meet or a Wednesday afternoon tennis match. We wore spirit wear, baked cookies, volunteered and bellowed chants. Some might label us as doting parents, others might say we need to get out more. Regardless, I must admit, there have been times when our enthusiasm for our children’s competitions has gotten us into trouble. Each sport has its own unwritten rules governing the behavior of spectators, and problems can arise when parents do not conform to the unique standards for each sport. For example, our son played high school football at three different high schools. By the time he went off to college, we had mastered football’s spectator rules. On Friday nights, we
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proudly wore our 100 percent nylon mesh replica jerseys, emblazoned with our son’s number. We never ate before the game, preferring to get dinner from the concession stand, where a balanced game night meal consisted of a hot dog (protein), chips with nacho cheese (dairy) and ketchup (vegetable). A blue raspberry Sno Kone rounded out the meal (fruit). Once seated in the bleachers, we tried to resist aerobic activity, other than arm flailing and strolling to the restroom at halftime. During the game, we were encouraged to exaggerate any feelings of pride, exhilaration, disappointment or anger. Football parents were expected to hoot, holler and shout expletives that might otherwise be considered obnoxious or unkind. Some examples included, “Hey, that’s MY kid! Woohoo!” yelled while pointing repeatedly at the player. Or, “Take that you LOSERS!” directed to the opposing team while making rude spanking gestures. Or, “Hey Ref! I’ve seen potatoes with better eyes than you!” which was most effective when screamed with a
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. mouthful of half-chewed hot dog. But when our daughters joined cross country teams, we realized that we might need to modify our spectator habits.
As virgin cross country parents, we hated getting up in the middle of the night to be at an eight a.m. away race, arriving at the course groggy and confused. There were no bleachers to sit on – just hoards of leggy teenagers milling about on tarps in a grass field. We could not help but notice the absence of foam fingers and tacky nylon mesh. The other parents looked like runners too, wearing trendy, moisturewicking spandex and microfleece sportswear. We heard no cowbells or air horns – only two-finger golf clapping and the faint tweet of birds in the distance. We could smell no grilled pork products or locker room odors, only fresh air and a hint of cappuccino. We never felt more lost and alone. We heard the crack of a starting pistol and suddenly our daughter whizzed by us, among the pack. No sooner did the runners pass, than the crowd of parents started sprinting through a trail in the woods. We were not sure if there was a grizzly bear attacking us or a clearance sale at Pottery Barn, but we fol-
lowed along. The jog led us to our next observation point, where Francis and I breathlessly yelled, flailed and gestured, “Hey, that’s our kid! C’mon Sweetie! Make ‘em eat your dust!” The looks on the other parents’ faces made it clear that our exuberance was not appreciated. After two more sprints to observation points, the race was over, and we found ourselves two-finger golf clapping with everyone else. All that sprinting left Francis and I famished and in search of the nearest deep-fat fryer. But the only food available was granola bars and, unfortunately, they were for the team. On the way home, while waiting in the drive-thru for a number-seven-with-bacongo-large, I realized that we had learned valuable lessons about becoming cross-country parents: First, spectating the sport requires either an all terrain vehicle with GPS navigation or a personal defibrillator. Second, until someone starts deep-frying granola, one should keep a bag of Funions and a six-pack of Mountain Dew in the glove box to combat hunger.
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October 20, 2017
USS Washington brought to life, commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk From Commander, Submarine Forces Public Affairs
ORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) – The Navy, with assistance from the submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, commissioned and brought to life the newest Virginia-class submarine, USS Washington (SSN 787), during a ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 7. Washington, named in honor of the 42nd state, is the 14th Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to join the Navy’s operational fleet. Elisabeth Mabus expressed how proud she was of the crew and their families. “I know, though you are all eager to set out on the Washington, this like all naval service will requires you to be away from your families for long stretches, so thank you to the families,” said Mabus. “In a very real sense you are plank owners of this ship as well.” Mabus gave the order to “man our ship and bring her to life” before the crew of about 130 men ran across the brow, onto the vessel. Washington is the fourth of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III submarines are built
with new Virginia Payload Tubes designed to lower costs and increase missile-firing payload possibilities. The first 10 Block I and Block II Virginia class submarines have 12 individual 21inch diameter vertical launch tubes able to fire Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS). The Block III submarines are built with two-larger 87-inch diameter tubes able to house six TLAMS each. “We won’t know what challenges we will face as a nation in 10, 15 or 20 years, but we know because of the work being done now at Newport News and Electric Boat and by the Sailors who call this ship home, USS Washington will be prepared for whatever is to come,” said Mabus. USS Washington commanding officer, Cmdr. Gabriel Cavahighlighted the zos, Washington’s capability to dom-
Sailors render a salute during the Oct. 7 commissioning ceremony for the Virginia Class Submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) onboard Naval Station Norfolk. Washington is the U.S. Navy’s 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the state of Washington. Photo by MC3 Joshua M. Tolbert
inate the undersea domain and enable military success in any engagement. “As I have told the crew on many occasions, they are the most important component of the ship,” Cavazos said. “They give the ship its personality and warfighting spirit. Without the crew, Washington would not be the warfighting platform she was built to be; however, combine the two and, together, we are the Blackfish.”
Today, USS Washington is alive and stands ready for mission. “Thank you for being here to celebrate this momentous occasion with us,” said Cavazos. Washington is the fourth U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be named honoring the State of Washington. The previous three ships were an armored cruiser, (ACR 11), which served from 1905 to 1916, the battleship (BB 47), a Colorado-class bat-
USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico By Lt. j.g. Samuel Boyle
CARIBBEAN SEA (NNS) – The Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), underway near the coast of the AreciboManati region of Puerto Rico, received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed, Oct. 6. “We are a mobile platform that can respond to the greatest area of need or act as a strut to help the Puerto Rican health system,” said Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility onboard Comfort. “We are engaged and determined to relieve human suffering.” The hospital ship was able to respond by coordinating with U.S. Health and Human Services and the Puerto Rico Department of Health, who engaged in a Medical Summit onboard Comfort immediately upon the
ship’s arrival in Puerto Rico. “The formation of a Medical Operations Center within the Joint Forces Land Component Commander (JFLCC) Joint Operations Center was determined as a critical need during the planning sessions,” said Capt. Kevin Robinson, mission commander aboard Comfort. “Today, this streamlined the flow of ordering Comfort to respond to a critical need to relieve pressure on the Puerto Rican medical community.” Patients were medevaced by the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and USNS Comfort’s detachments of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, the “Sea Knights.” “The teamwork of Puerto Rico Department of Health, U.S. Health and Human Services, the JFLCC, USS Wasp and Comfort led to the successful medevac of four critically-ill patients for further medical treatment,” Robinson said. “The ship’s
crew, the medical treatment facility and the liaison officers from Puerto Rico Department of Health and U.S. Health and Human Services exemplified the spirit of Americans in times of crises. I couldn’t be more proud of the opportunity to work with these individuals.” Comfort, with the assistance of Army Black Hawk helicopters, had medevaced critical patients from Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico two days prior, after its generator also failed. Comfort has treated 75 patients ranging from six months to 89 years in age and performed numerous procedures such as gastrostomy tube placement, colectomies, sacral-decubitus ulcer debridement, as well as treated for wounds, hernias and pneumonia. Comfort is part of the whole-of-government response effort and is assisting FEMA, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria.
tleship launched in 1921 and sunk as a gunnery target in 1924 after her construction was halted, and the battleship (BB 56) credited with sinking more enemy tonnage than any other U.S. Navy battleship during World War II, serving from 1941 to 1947. Washington is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of special operations forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare. Their inherent stealth, endurance, mobility and firepower directly enable them to support five of the six maritime strategy core capabilities: sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security and deterrence. The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at speeds in excess of 25 knots submerged. It will operate for more than 30 years without refueling. Construction on Washington began in September 2011. The submarine’s keel was authenticated during a ceremony on Nov. 22, 2014, and the submarine was christened during a ceremony March 5, 2016. For more news from Naval Submarine Forces, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ sublant/.
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October 20, 2017
Navy Surgeon General visits Gulf Coast Story, photo by MC1 John Paul Kotara II U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – The Navy surgeon general met with Navy hospital corpsmen, leaders, students and staff from eight hospitals and clinics during a recent visit to the Gulf Coast, Oct. 2 through Oct. 6. Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) was accompanied by FORCM Hosea Smith, Hospital Corps director, and met with Sailors and staff to discuss the future of Navy Medicine, readiness of the Navy’s medical force and the importance of providing the best care and compassion to those entrusted to Navy Medicine. “Medicine is constantly changing, and so is the way we will deliver it,” Faison said. “We are changing how we deliver health care in a way that doesn’t require patients to come into a hospital for mild ailments. Doing this will create the capacity for our clinics and hospitals and ultimately create less
of a delay for those individuals that need urgent care.” During the trip, Faison’s visits included facility tours, admiral’s calls and leadership briefings. “We must show that we are worthy of the trust that is placed in our hands,” Faison said. “We are the ones that attend to the one percent of individuals that volunteered to uphold our freedom and democracy of this land, and we will do whatever we can to help these military members carry on, in order to defend this country and return them home to those whom they love.” Faison addressed changes to the Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of hospital corpsman ‘A’ school cur- Medicine and Surgery, speaks with Sailors and staff during an admiral’s call at Naval riculum during the admiral’s calls. Branch Health Clinic Gulfport in Gulfport, Miss. Oct. 4. The changes to the curriculum are bers ready for confrontations that provide health care support to based on research conducted by whether on land or at sea.” the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, their subject-matter experts and senior Faison also described advance- families and veterans in high operleadership, the force master chief ments Navy Medicine is making ational tempo environments, at exand surveys sent to graduates. today to prepare for a future con- peditionary medical facilities, “We have changed the way hos- flict at sea or ashore. medical treatment facilities, hospipital corpsman ‘A’ school education “Rapid deployment of hospital tals, clinics, hospital ships and rewill be conducted,” Faison said. personnel whether at sea or land is search units around the world. “Hospital corpsmen in school never essential for the Navy,” Faison said. For more information, visit see live patients. What we want to “We need to make sure the training www.navy.mil or follow the Navy on do is expand that learning and ro- you are receiving is the training you Facebook and Twitter. tate these members through a clinic need to get out the door tonight.” For more news from Navy Medior hospital to gain vital knowledge Navy Medicine is a global health cine, visit www.navy.mil/local/medin a way that will get these mem- care network of 63,000 personnel news/.
Navy’s COBRA mine detection system achieves initial operational capability From PEO LCS Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The U.S. Navy AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system airborne mine detection system achieved initial operational capability, program, announced Oct. 10. COBRA detects and localizes minefields and obstacles when flown over a beach zone area which can be integrated with the U.S. Navy’s MQ8 Fire Scout unmanned air system. The Block I version of COBRA completed the first phase of initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) on board the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air system.
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“COBRA represents a real step forward for tactical reconnaissance of beach areas,” Melissa Kirkendall said. “With COBRA, the Navy/Marine Corps team can quickly look at a possible landing zone and detect mines and obstacles that would inhibit landing force mobility during an assault.” Previously, such reconnaissance was only possible by putting Sailors or Marines on the beach in advance of a landing, exposing them to casualties and revealing an intended landing zone. Part of the littoral combat ship’s (LCS) suite of mine countermeasures (MCM) systems, COBRA is in low-rate initial production. It completed a
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series of developmental tests at Eglin Air Force Base and Webster Field since last year. COBRA’s next test will be an underway period on board an LCS equipped with a full MCM mission package (MP). The MCM MP includes the MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter with a 23-person aviation detachment. During the at-sea trial, COBRA will fly various missions over beaches, while demonstrating system suitability for operating from the LCS. For more information, visit www.navy.mil or follow the Navy on Facebook and Twitter. For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.
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Navy Ball for NASWF held on 242nd Navy birthday Story, photos by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) celebrated the 242nd Navy birthday Oct. 13 with a traditional Navy Ball at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. The 242nd Navy birthday theme was â€œSea Power to Protect and Promote.â€? The United States Navy continues to honor the brave men and women who conduct a wide range of combat, training, humanitarian, rescue and other missions worldwide, protecting our interests, promoting our security and helping to shape the nationâ€™s history and culture. The Navy Ball celebrated the 242 years of naval history with a ceremony that included a POW/MIA reading, dinner, traditional toasts and a cake cutting. Guest speaker for the event
was retired Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn. He spoke to the crowd of NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five personnel. â€œI would like you to consider the meaning inherent in two words, â€˜American Warriorâ€™,â€? Quinn said. â€œAmerican, recall the oath that each of you that wear or wore the cloth of the nation swore upon entering your service ... I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States of America. â€œThis simple phrase makes you unique throughout the world. You have sworn to defend even
Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five personnel attend the NAS Whiting Field Navy Ball Oct. 13 at the National Naval Aviation Museum, celebrating the 242 years of the United States Navy.
at the cost of your life, the idea, a concept that essentially declares that we the people can govern ourselves inherent in the principles of our constitution of personal responsibilities and freedoms.â€? Quinn was presented with a plaque by NASWF Command-
ing Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau in appreciation of his time and words during the event. The guest speaker left the audience with thoughts of why the word warrior is important and the reminder in the idea of the need for service. â€œWhile the circumstances demanding your service may differ,
what endures is the need for American citizens who serve, guaranteeing our extraordinary freedoms regardless of the political shaft surrounding those operations,â€? Quinn said. â€œMy point is that there is no more fundamental underpinning to the existence of our nation then your service in her defense.â€?
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Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five personnel attend the NAS Whiting Field Navy Ball Oct. 13 in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
â€œThe 242nd birthday of our Navy on Oct. 13 honors the brave men and women who conduct a wide range of combat, training, humanitarian, rescue and other missions worldwide, protecting our interests, promoting our security and helping to shape our nationâ€™s history and culture ... â€œToday, we recognize generations of brave men and women who have served in the United States Navy. Through their courage, selfless service, and unmatched professionalism, Americaâ€™s Sailors have projected American power on the seas, on land and in the air. Today, the Navy continues to deter our enemies and confront the threats posed by terrorists and rogue nations around the world ... â€œWe are making progress on this commitment, but we remain forever indebted to all who serve and sacrifice, Non Sibi Sed Patriae â€“ Not For Self, But For Country. I proudly salute these American heroes, especially those who gave their lives in defense of our Nation. â€œMay God bless the men and women of our great Navy and all our Armed Forces. And may He continue to bless the United States of America.â€?
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â€˜Be Thereâ€™ for your shipmates during Suicide Prevention Month 2016 By James Rosenfelder U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs
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Attention military retirees: Oct. 21 has been selected as the date for the 44th annual Gulf Coast Retired Military Seminar. The resource fair, which provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 21 at the Mustin Beach Club onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. For more information, call 452-5618.
CREDO announces new workshops The Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is offering new workshops in October, November and December on the topics of family enrichment (W2SM and Pre-Marriage Seminar), personal resilence (PRW) and suicide prevention (ASIST). • PRW, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to noon • ASIST, Nov. 7 and 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, attendence both days required • W2SM, tomorrow, Oct. 21 through 22; Dec. 2 through 3 • Pre-marriage seminar, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to noon To register or for more information on any of these workshops, contact Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or email Tony.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic violence awareness month Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will be supporting domestic violence awareness month by hosting an event series, “Be the Change. Prevent Domestic Violence.” This year’s theme is a call to support the domestic violence awareness purple ribbon campaign by wearing purple each Thursday throughout October and posting a picture to social media using the hashtag #PURPLETHURSDAY. The theme spotlights the importance of knowing the warning signs of domestic violence and understanding where to find help and how to build healthy relationships. Events to support this message include: • Today, Oct. 20, 9:15 a.m., “Break the Cycle” spin class hosted at Radford Gym • Oct. 26, 9 a.m., Purple Thursday Toddlercize Class hosted at Family Fitness Gym For more information on any of these events, call 452-5990.
Onboard NASP Spend Halloween at the museum Bring the family and enjoy a day of Halloween fun at the National Naval Aviation Museum Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. Featuring “spooktacular” specials on museum attractions, hands on activity stations and even a mascot meet-and-greet with the Chick-fil-A Cow, Pensacola Ice Flyers’ Maverick and Smokey Bear in the Blue Angels Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/NavalAviationMuseum.
NEX Corry Mall opens seasonal jobs NEX Corry Mall now hiring for the holiday season. Civilian, civilian DoD and military spouses/dependents welcome to apply. Civilian employees can be employed by more than one agency with no more than a total of 40 hours per week. Apply online at www.mynavyexchange.com/ nex/work-for-us.
Flu shots available for veterans Pneumonia and influenza vaccines are available for veterans receiving care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) in west Pensacola, 790 Veterans Way. Influenza vaccines will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through primary care walk-in flu clinics at the JACC, Monday through Friday. Both vaccines will also be available in all primary, specialty and behavioral health care areas through scheduled appointments.
NHP 2017 flu vaccines available Flu vaccines are now available at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for all TRICARE beneficiaries over the age of six months. NHP will also be holding a Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic at the hospital Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. For more information, please contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257 or your Medical Home Port Team.
Star cards accepted at commissary The military star card will start being accepted at the Pensacola Commissary starting Oct. 30.
“Read all about it...” Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2017 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 10 and 11. Tentatively scheduled for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; an A-4 Skyhawk flown by Paul Wood; the Mig-17 piloted by Randy Ball; the Super Stearman flown by Greg Shelton with Wing Walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt will fly the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team will jump in to the show and Chris Darnell will drive the 300-plus mile per hour Shockwave Jet Truck plus many more acts. In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 only. Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Pensacola area. Service members and their families are invited to attend the local kick-off event marking acceptance of the military star card at the Pensacola Commissary Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will feature refreshments and gift card giveaways. By Nov. 9, the card’s acceptance will be expanded throughout commissaries worldwide for all branches of service. For more information about the military star card, visit MyECP.com.
Legion post last car show of the year The Pensacola Area Cheif Petty Officer Assosiation (PACPOA) last car show for this year will be Nov. 5 at American Legion Post No. 240 on Gulf Beach HWY. PACPOA will be collecting for Toys for Tots for local children. Car show entry is $5 for a fun and family friendly event and runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If it has a motor and wheels, it can be judged. Awards will be given to the top three vehicles. Come out for music, food, cars, trucks and to support Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at email@example.com or (301)769-1015.
Veterans Day cruise programs The National Flight Academy is hosting two separate three-day Cruise programs, one for middle school age students and one for high school level, over Veterans Day weekend Nov. 10 through Nov. 12. For three days, students will stay overnight and are placed into situations where they must use 21st century learning skills. They will be exposed to a variety of concepts including meteorology, aerodynamics, physics and search and rescue fundamentals. The Cruise programs are separated into two categories based on the grade level of the students: Learn to Soar is designed for students in grades five through eight; Code Breakers is designed for students in grades nine through 12. Registration for the Veterans Day programs close today, Oct. 20. Each program costs $399 per student. To register, visit nationalflightacademy.com/cruises or call 458-7836.
Counseling available at vet center Active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members can get free counseling at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. The services offered include: • Individual, group and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat to garrison or civilian life. • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders Active-duty service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members and any combat veteran. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.
Around town Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.
Local businesses luncheon and social Central City will be presenting Torches, a social event, Oct. 28 noon to 4 p.m. This event will be a forum and luncheon featuring local bussiness owners and keynote speakers. The event will take place at 2749 N. H Street and the cost will be $10 per person. For more information, call Shaquonda Carter at 497-5086.
PCARA hosting community cookout The Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) and the Pensacola Neighborhood Services would like to invite the entire Pensacola and surrounding areas to its 24th annual big community cookout, “The Biggest Cookout of 2017,” Oct. 28 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F Street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will be free food, exhibits, speakers and entertainment by recording artists, groups and soloists. Bring your entire family, friends and a good appetite. For more information call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.
Traditional Argentine barbacue The Global Corner will hold an Argentine-style barbecue, an afternoon of authentic Argentine food, tango dancing, culture and family-friendly activities Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fluid Metalworks, 55 South A St. to benefit the Global Corner’s educational passport program in area elementary schools. There will be traditional Argentine food, music and dance by the Pensacola Opera; a children’s corner run by UWF students and a featured local painting artist. Eat, enjoy and learn how the Global Corner is bringing the fascinating culture of this South American nation to life for the children of our community. Tickets are $50 and children under 12-years-old eat free. Reservations may be made online at www.theglobalcorner.org or by calling 332.6404.
Back on the blocks festival date The Foo Foo Festival and Truth for Youth will present Back on the Blocks Festival Nov. 4 from noon to 7 p.m. Live music will include Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters; Soul Station Band; Jazz Violinist, “John J;” Hannah Moorer; and other local musical favorites. The festival will be topped off with a culinary demonstration by local restaurant favorite, Five Sisters’, with a special appearance by authentic Mardi Gras Indians, the Monogram Hunters of New Orleans, followed by a second line procession, Mardi Gras throws and a photo opportunity. Children interactive area will also be also available. The festival will take place in the Historic DeVilliers. Admission is free open to the public. No pets allowed. For more information or vendor opportunities, visit www.BackontheBlocks.com or call 393-0332.
Panhandle tour group for seniors Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. Future trips scheduled include: • Dec. 7 through 11: Christmas in Asheville • Jan. 29 through Feb. 5: Panama Canal Cruise • Feb. 20 through 23: St. Augustine, Fla. • March 16 through 19 Macon, Ga. Cherry Blossom Festival • April 21: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Monroeville, Ala. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.
Annual fenner ride announced The annual Fenner Ride will be held tomorrow, Oct. 21 at 7:30 a.m. The century ride, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, begins at the Guy Thompson Community Center at 5629 Byrom St., Milton. The ride routes are broken down into four distances of 18, 42, 62 and 100 miles. Registration is $55 and includes fully supported rest stops, limited sag support and a post-ride meal. Registration on the day of the ride begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Guy Thompson Community Center. Participants can register online at www.bbbs nwfl.org/fennerride or by contacting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida at 433-5437.
Japanese artist featured at art festival Japanese Artist, Yume Matsuo, will be hosting a booth near the gazebo Nov. 3 through 5 at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in Seville Square. Matsuo was invited as the international artist of the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival. She will explain her art and techniques. More information about her can be found on the Invited International Artist page of Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, www.ggaf.org./
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NETC’s Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight
GOSPORT Ghost tales, haunted history aboard NASP By Mike O’Connor Gosport 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 are 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 did not want to be a victim. Believing that diseasecarrying mosquitoes could not 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
In this mysterious photograph, a ghostly figure appears to be gliding down the lighthouse steps. Gosport illustration by Art Giberson
store once and has served many roles over the years. It is the only remaining building of the early town of Warrington. Owned and operated 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 Do ghosts keep watch over the NAS Pensacola Lighthouse? Sightings of apturned and vanished. paritions, along with sounds and other phenomena indicate a strong possibility. “There is no doubt in my File photo by Mike O’Connor mind that building’s haunted,” he said. sion, the tinkling sound of teers over in the keeper’s ings reported, Levi said. Bldg. 16 poker chips has been quarters have experienced The apparition of a In the 1920s, Marine heard – as if they are being strange things. Seeing a woman, possibly a former Capt. Guy Hall, a flight in- shuffled. reflection of a person or lighthouse keeper’s wife, structor, frequently whiled The NAS Pensacola hearing voices. I myself is frequently mentioned in away off-hours playing Lighthouse heard someone walking sightings. poker with other officers. Featured in several tel- from the downstairs cellar “A family was down on His well-known habit of evision appearances, in- to the front door – and the beach having a picshuffling poker chips with cluding “America’s Most there was no one there in- nic,” Levi added. “It was his fingers may have been Haunted Lighthouses,” side or out.” getting towards dark and his way of shifting atten- the NASP light is the most In the light tower and in when they looked up totion from a winning hand. famous haunted structure the keeper’s quarters, ward the light tower, they Hall’s luck ran out on-base. cigar smoke has been saw the image of a lady in when he was killed in a “We believe we have at smelled, doors slammed a long white Victoriantraining mission, but some least three ghosts,” Pen- by themselves and a con- style dress. It was seen by believe he never really left sacola Lighthouse Associ- versation between two fe- three of them. But the light Bldg. 16. Over the years, ation founder Dianne Levi male voices are among a beam passed right through on more than one occa- said. “Most of our volun- few unexplained happen- her while it circled.”
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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 are 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 do not fix them.
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NETC names Civilians of the Quarter From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
aval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized the Junior and Senior Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) at an awards ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Oct. 3. NETC Commander Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad praised the awardees for their hard work and consistent effort supporting the Navy’s training mission. “The NETC team is made up of outstanding military and civilian professionals who bring critical knowledge, skills and abilities to what we do at NETC every day,” Cozad said. “It’s my privilege to recognize the efforts of two of our team members who work tirelessly to ensure our mission of training and educating Sailors continues to move forward. Whether improving our information technology (IT) tools or helping others learn and embrace evolving technology advancements, both of these dedicated team players are making a tremendous impact.” Joseph Taylor, an IT specialist supervisor, was named the Senior CoQ for his leadership during the completion of the migration of all NETC public
websites to other IT cloud services. Additionally, he oversaw the implementation of several key IT systems supporting the Navy College Voluntary Education Center (NCVEC). The NCVEC serves as the Navy College Program’s central
Joseph Taylor NETC Senior CoQ
Jeffrey Williamson NETC Junior CoQ
location for tuition assistance processing and education services. This initiative is part of an ongoing effort to increase virtual and self-service options for Sailors. “Mr. Taylor has a knack for
leading people and driving innovation to the voluntary education program, where he has used his skills and enthusiasm to provide new Sailor self-service tools to the fleet,” said Bruce Bare, NETC architecture and governance portfolio manager. “He has the unique ability to get three or four people in a room and move beyond current circumstances.” Working in government for more than three and half decades, with nearly eight years at NETC, Taylor said he likes having the opportunity to support projects where he can have a positive impact on the lives of service members. “I have to say that the work with the Voluntary Education program has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever been privileged to support,” Taylor said. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring our service members continue to obtain services
Tragedy in Las Vegas marked at NASP ... The American flag flew at half-mast last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola. President Donald J. Trump ordered all U.S. flags to half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas. Photo by Patrick J. Nichols
needed to achieve their higher education goals and objectives.” NETC Support Services Supervisor Jeffrey Williamson was recognized as the Junior CoQ. He oversees the daily operation of the administration department, managing congressionaland flag-level correspondence, including more than one hundred chief of naval operations and secretary of the Navy tasks and action correspondence. He is the domain organization administrator for the Department of the Navy Tasking, Records and Consolidated Knowledge Enterprise Repository (DON TRACKER). “With the implementation of DON TRACKER, our team has ensured a smooth transition for the NETC domain,” Williamson said. “Our admin department spent many hours learning the new system while simultaneously assisting headquarters and domain personnel on how to use it.” Additionally, Williamson manages the Navy department awards website entries and reviews local instructions and notices. “As the newly reporting administrative officer at NETC, I have relied heavily on Mr. Williamson,” Cristi Zajic said. “He does an incredible job staying on top of all the admin requirements.” For more information on Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. netc. navy. mil/.
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Nov. 1. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.
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.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at 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.
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 duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • ASIST (Applied Suicide In-
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more 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. • 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 more information, call 452-6376. tervention Skills Training): Nov. 7 and 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: J.B McKamey Center Classrooms, Bldg. 634, NASP. Who: Military, DoD and NAS Pensacola, Corry Station, Saufley Field and Whiting Field civilian employees. The ASIST workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practiceoriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles and experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. How do you sign a member up? Provide CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford or chapel staff with the member’s rank, name, contact information, and supervisor’s name.
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 more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai 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://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
Registration contact: Tony Bradford or Chapel Staff 4522093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Front desk coverage. • Financial assistance. • Budget counseling. • Administrative and communications support. • Financial instruction for expectant parents. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking,
Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It is a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class date is Dec. 2. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel. Gainey@usmc.mil.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil.
Retiree seminar Oct. 21 The 44th annual Military Retiree Seminar is 9 a.m. to noon, tomorrow, Oct. 21, at Mustin Beach Club, Bldg. 250. Sponsored by: Retired Activities Office and NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). The resource fair provides information on benefits and programs available to retirees and their families. For more information, call Paul Maxwell at 452-5618.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “Be the Change. Prevent Domestic Violence.” The Navy’s DVAM theme for 2017 is a call for support by wearing purple each Thursday throughout October. Join FFSC at the following events during October: • 9:15 a.m. today, Oct. 20, “Break the Cycle” Spin Class, Radford Gym • 9 a.m. Oct. 26, Purple Thursday Toddlercize Class, Family Fitness Gym For more, call 452-5990.
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Morale,WelfareandRecreation 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.
hockey Ice Flyers 2017/2018 season starts Oct. 20 By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer
Season eight of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) begins this month with the Pensacola Ice Flyers’ first game at Macon Mayhem tonight, Oct. 20. at 6:35 p.m. The 2017 opening night for the Flyers will be Oct. 27 at 7:05 p.m. The Flyers will be hosting the Mississippi RiverKings at the Pensacola Bay The Ice Flyers vs. RiverKings during the 2016/2017 Center, affectionately called “The Hangar.” season. Photo from www.pensacolaiceflyers.com In preparation for the new season, Head Coach Jeff Bes has been announcing new additions to the Flyers’ roster. The newest additions Oct. 20: @ Macon Mayhem; 6:35 p.m. include forwards Jeremy Johnson and Shane Oct. 27: vs. Mississippi RiverKings; 7:05 p.m. McColgan and defenseman Mark Esshaki, all Nov. 3: @ Peoria Rivermen; 7:05 p.m. three announced Oct. 6. Bes also signed de- Nov. 4: @ Peoria Rivermen; 7:05 p.m. fenseman Anthony Calabrese to the team Oct. 5. Nov. 9: @ Huntsville Havoc; 7 p.m. Calabrese will be returning to the Flyers after Nov. 10: vs.Fayetteville Marksmen; 7:05 p.m. Nov. 11: vs. Fayetteville Marksmen; 7:05 p.m. spending 12 games with the Norfolk Admirals. The Flyers will have theme nights throughout Nov. 14: @ Mississippi RiverKings; 7 p.m. the season, including a veterans appreciation Nov. 18: vs. Huntsville Havoc; 7:05 p.m. night Nov. 11 and military appreciation nights Nov. 22: vs. Macon Mayhem;6:35 p.m. Nov. 24: @ Huntsville Havoc; 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Feb. 17 and March 17. Ticket prices range between $15 and $29 for Nov. 25: vs. Huntsville Havoc; 7:05 p.m. individual games with season tickets and half Dec. 1: vs. Macon Mayhem; 7:05 p.m. season tickets still available. The Flyers offer an Dec. 8: vs. Knoxville Ice Bears; 7:05 p.m. active-duty military discount of $2 off walk-up Dec. 9: vs. Knoxville Ice Bears; 7:05 p.m. Dec. 10: @ Birmingham Bulls; 6:05 p.m. price. Listed at right are all currently scheduled Dec. 15: vs. Evansville Thunderbolts; 7:05 p.m. games for 2017. Any game indicated with a ‘vs.’ Dec. 16: @ Huntsville Havoc; 7 p.m. is a home game that will be hosted at the Pen- Dec. 22: @ Macon Mayhem; 6:35 p.m. Dec. 23 @ Mississippi RiverKings; 7 p.m. sacola Bay Center. For more information and the Flyers’ full Dec. 26: vs. Mississippi RiverKings; 6:35 p.m. schedule, go to www.PensacolaIceFlyers.com or Dec. 29: @ Mississippi RiverKings; 7 p.m. Dec. 30: vs. Macon Mayhem; 7:05 p.m. call 466-3111.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a SATURDAY FRIDAY TUESDAY SUNDAY t c h “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (PG) 5 p.m. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (R) 7:30 p.m.
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WEDNESDAY “Home Again” (PG13) 5 p.m.
“Home Again” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“The Lego Ninjago Movie” “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (PG) (PG) 3D: 5 p.m. 3D: noon “It” (R) 2D: 2:30 p.m. “American Assassin” (R) 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. “American Assassin” (R) “American Assassin” (R) 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (R) 8 p.m. 6 p.m. “Kingsman: The Golden “The Lego Ninjago Movie” Circle” (R) (PG) 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. THURSDAY “It” (R) “The Lego Ninjago Movie” “Kingsman: The Golden 7 p.m. (PG) Circle” (R) 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“The Lego Ninjago Movie” (PG) 5:10 p.m. “American Assassin” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (R) 7:10 p.m.
Regularshows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 611, free for 5 and younger 3Dshows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASPPortisdeCinemaisclosedonMonday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com
“American Assassin” (R) 5:10 p.m. “Mother!” (R) 7:30 p.m.
• Learntogolf: Try the “Get Golf Ready” course at A.C. Read Golf Club and be ready to tee off in no time. This fivecourse week • Hauntingfallfestakes just one tival: There will be a hour per week to get a full introHaunting Fall Festival duction to the at Blue Angel Park various aspects Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to of the game, 9 p.m. MWR will host until you are fully a costume contests for ready to hit the all ages, including links on your adults, a free Haunted own. MWR has Hay Ride and other four sessions free activities for the throughout the whole family, including week for your spider mountain. Food c o n ve n i e n c e , beginning Oct. and beverage will be 28, 30, 31 and available for sale. For Nov. 1. Cost is more information, call $89 for active453-6286. duty, retired and family and $99 for civilian guests. For more information, call 452-2454. • Movieinthegraveyard:Get your ghouls and goblins ready for a special free Halloween movie tomorrow, Oct. 21 at the haunted graveyard on the Portside Lawn as MWR shows the fall classic, “Hocus Pocus.” Come in costume and enjoy free popcorn and candy, if you dare. Call 452-3806 for more information. Call 4522372 for weather decision. • BlueAngelsAirShow: The 2017 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is less than a month away. Come out to welcome the top military and civilian aerobatic performers from around the country Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 10 and 11. In addition to all of the exciting aerial displays, there will also have a special performance from the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, ground shows from Shockwave Jet Truck, Precision Exotics Racing and Keith Sayers FMX. Do not miss the special night air show Nov. 10, including the biggest fireworks display in Pensacola. • Karateclass:Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active-duty and family members and $22 for DoD. For more information call 4527810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • Zumbaparty:MWR is hosting the fourth annual zumba party Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween nerdy costumes. For more information, call 452-6198. • Zombie run: Get ready to run on Hallooween day, Oct. 31 at the Mustin Beach Club zombie run. The run will begin at 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. and will be a 3.5 mile trail run. Preregistration is required at Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845.
Libertyactivities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
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Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.
Formal dining room set with china hutch. Ten years old, great condition. Seats eight. $500 OBO. Please call 251-961-0223.
Big Inside Rummage Sale. Saint JosephCatholic Church. 34290 U.S. Highway 98. Lillian, Alabama. October 26-28. 8:30 am - 3 pm. Furniture, Electronics, Collectibles. ArticlesArticles for Sale for Sale Large 3 piece light wood entertainment center. Asking $800 OBO. 850-4546478 Wood futon. Asking $350 OBO. 850-454-6478
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For rent, 3/Br,2/Ba single family home in Pace. 1 year lease. No pets. No smoking. Near Whiting Field $1300 per month. F&L $1000. call 850-712Hitachi multi-system. 5072 20 in color TV. 110-240 volts. JVC multisystem 2bed/2bath condo for VCR. 110-240 volts. Re- rent on Lake Charlene,15 motes and manuals for min from NAS,all new both included. Will work appliances,garage,patio in the states with converter Immaculate condition,park, setand cable TV or overseas. beautiful&quiet Excellent condition. Pur- ting.$1,050 per month. chased in Italy. Very good Call 410-963-0422 to use in service overseas. $150 for both. 850-497- Immaculate one-bedroom apartment with kitchenette 9780 adjoined by home with pool. Nice area near SceAuto Auto nic and Olive, $650/month 1996 Mercedes Benz 320 plus $600 security. Phone E. Runs great. $1500. 850- or text, cell 703-618-9875. 324-6091 2/2 Condo downtown 1996 gold Cadillac Pensacola. No pets. No Seville. 88K miles. Excel- smoking. Includes all utililent condition. $4K. 850- ties, two pools and much more. $1600 mo. Ideal 438-6265 share rental. 954-288-6988 04 Toyota Solara soft top convertible, 76,560 miles Vacation House RentMilitary/Families. in great shape, clear title & al. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On carfax report. $7,800 water, near NAS Pensac850-736-7531 ola. Rents daily, weekly, 07 NISSAN ALTIMA monthly. http://www.vrbo. 2.5s,145k, runs good, com/4016771ha text or call 850-341-7358 (3500$) Free for active and retired military! REAL ESTATE Real Estates Rental Rentals Place a classified today! 1203 N. 9th Avenue.
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Articles for Sale FOR SALE BY OWNER- 626 Timber Ridge Road, Pensacola, FL 32534. Staycation: a vacation spent at home. Imagine yours in a 2,762 sq feet home with fireplace and cathedral ceilings in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood on 1.12 acres w/3 BR, 3 baths, 4 getaway rooms (living, family, solarium, bonus), cedar spa, kitchen, dining and laundry rooms. 2-car attached garage, 34-ft long covered front porch, gorgeously landscaped front and backyards. Completely fenced backyard includes: 16x40 pool, a covered pavilion, 3 decked areas, 3 custombuilt sheds, mosaic picnic table area, and a well (for the sprinkler system). 18.1 miles from NAS. 22.3 miles to Pensacola Beach. Best schools in town. Contact: Nadine G. Lane for more info and photos. $269K. 850-723-8565
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