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Annual drive-through flu vaccinations at Naval Hospital Pensacola tomorrow... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting its annual Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic tomorrow, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon for all TRICARE beneficiaries. The vaccine will be free, but is only available for TRICARE beneficiaries. The drive-through will be conducted at NHP, which is located at 6000 West Highway 98. Bring a government ID card and a list of current medications. The hospital will be using an injectable flu vaccine for patients ages 6 months and older. For more information, contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257.

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Messlords bring ‘Forkful of Freedom’ to NAS Pensacola From MWR Pensacola

They’ve been around the world, and now they’ve brought the mess to Naval Air Station Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. The Messlords, in conjunc-

Messlords’ Tony Luke Jr. offers up sliders made at NASP’s galley Oct. 12. Photo by Billy Enfinger

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month ‘To gethe r We Are One Voi ce Agai nst Domes ti c Vio l enc e’

tion with Navy Entertainment and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), are on a “Forkful of Freedom” tour, which brings celebrity chefs together to entertain and feed thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines around the world. On Oct. 12 they brought their unique talents to the Jet Port Café onboard NAS Pensacola and to the Golden Coast Café onboard NASP Corry Station Oct. 14. Chefs Sikey, Duane, Tony Luke Jr. and “Panini” Pete Blohme, along with Shane Hardin, brought out their signature dishes, including Hodad’s Guido chicken burger, bacon macaroni and cheese, grilled coleslaw and black-eyed peas salad, giving the Pensacola service members a special treat. Enlisting the help of the NASP kitchen staff, they prepared hundreds of meals for the troops to

Domestic violence awareness proclamation signed aboard NAS Pensacola ... Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin is flanked by (left) Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan and (right) Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward as he signs a proclamation highlighting October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 19 at Fire Station No. 2 aboard NASP. Other city and county officials who signed the proclamation included Pensacola Police Assistant Chief Tommi Lyter, Escambia County Fire Rescue Fire Chief Patrick T. Grace and Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen. 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

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Navy College website receives major upgrade By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Public Affairs

The Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) launched a major redesign and upgrade of the Navy College

Program (NCP) website recently. Designed to complement and support the NCP’s Virtual Education Center (VEC), the redesigned NCP website greatly improves the ability for Sailors, commands and

academic institutions to access Voluntary Education (VolEd) information. “The Navy has taken the lead in modernizing its VolEd program, ensuring Sailors have the same opportunities as their civilian counterparts,” said

Capt. Lee Newton, NETPDC commanding officer. “Our goal is to provide online access and support to Sailors pursuing voluntary education at the time and place that’s most convenient for them, using the virtual tools with which they are already familiar.” According to Navy VolEd

Taxicab regulations change at NAS Pensacola

Director Ernest D’Antonio, the website enables Sailors to find specific educational information tailored to their individual needs. “From getting started on their degree path, to applying for tuition assistance (TA), to taking See Navy College on page

NASP strikes ‘gold’ during October, Energy Action Month

From staff reports

Taxi drivers picking up riders onboard NAS Pensacola have new procedures to follow. Taxicabs that enter via NASP’s main gate may only proceed to the newly established taxi stand at Bldg. 3901 via the approved route, or travel to a private residence. Taxicabs entering via NASP’s west gate may go to the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse or Navy Lodge while the Interior Control Points (ICPs) are manned (until 6 p.m.). When the ICPs stand down, taxicabs will not have access to the rest of the base via the west gate. NASP’s west gate closes at 7 p.m. weekdays and 6 p.m. on weekends. Due to the security improvements, taxicabs stopped by base police for rule or law violations will have their base access credentials confiscated and will be escorted off base. It’s a one-strike rule. For questions concerning NASP’s taxi policy, call 452-2653.

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Capt. Jon O’Rourke and 2nd Lt. Zachary White perform a pre-flight inspection on a T-6A prior to their formation flight.

Air Force specialized training changes with ‘top off’ flights for future WSOs Story, photo by Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO

Stepping through the hallway of the 455th Flying Training Squadron (FTS), students can feel the excitement brewing in the downstairs formation classroom. Four members from Undergraduate Combat Systems Officers (UCSO) Training Class 17-01 sit

in a group preparing for their flight that will happen in just under an hour. Prior to UCT class 17-01, students progressed through the primary and advanced phases of training without any specialized development tailored to their future aircraft assignment. After working with follow-on training See Top Off on page 2

With NAS Pensacola’s recent “gold” placing in the 2016 SecNav Energy and Water Management Awards, NASP is “walking the talk” during October, Energy Action Month (EAM). “My hat’s off to the entire (NASP) energy team – well done,” NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin said in a recent e-mail. “This is an all-hands effort. We must continually strive to conserve our natural resources. If you see ways to conserve energy and water that you

think would be beneficial across the installation, please let me know.” In related news, Naval Facilities engineering Command (NavFac) announced Sept. 29 a $31.5 million award for a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) project to bring more energy upgrades aboard NAS Pensacola. The goal of Energy Action Month is to motivate Sailors and Marines to use energy more efficiently, in an effort to increase overall combat capability and enhance mission See Gold on page 2

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thosefinalclassesforamaster’sdegree – it’s all here on the newly redesignedsite,”saidD’Antonio. Sailorswillnoticeseveralnewtools designedspecificallyfortheNCPwebsite: •Textandweb-chatfeaturesavailablefrom5a.m.-8p.m. •Asearchableknowledgedatabase with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). •Acall-backfeaturewheretheSailor cancompleteanonlineformrequesting a representative from VolEd contact themaboutaquestionorconcern. •AnE-Request/ticketsystemwhere aSailorcancompleteanonlinerequest tohaveanissueresolvedandtracked. •Aself-schedulingtoolforeducation counseling which will have separate calendarsfortheVECandNavyCollege Offices in Kitsap, Wash.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; and San Diego,Calif.. •The“Wizard”tutorialwhichtakes Sailors step-by-step through the TA processwithlinkstoWebTAtraining andvideos. •Acentralizede-mailsystemwhere Sailorscanchoosefromalistofstandardsubjectsandtheire-mailwillbedirectedtotheappropriatecounselorfor reply. “Theenhancedcustomerservicesysteminthenewwebsiteisaquantumincrease in capabilities for our customers,”addedD’Antonio.“They now have the capability to live-chat withtheVEC,submitacall-backrequest or search the new Knowledge Management database, all from a smartphone, tablet, home or NMCI computer.” TheURLforthenewNavyCollege Program website is: www.navycollege.navy.mil TheNavy’sVirtualEducationCenterhoursarefrom5a.m.to8p.m.Monday-Friday and may be reached by calling:(877)838-1659orDSN4924684, or contacted via the website: http://www. live help now. net/lhn/TicketsVisitor.aspx?lhnid=30432. SailorscanalsogetthelatestinformationbyfollowingNavyVoluntary Education on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NavyVoluntaryEducation/. NETPDCvaluesyourfeedbackon thenewlook,feelandperformanceof theNCPwebsiteandVECcustomer service.Sendyourfeedbackat:https:// www. research. net/r/ VEC_ CUST_ SVC_SURVEY_V1 . Additional information about the NavalEducationandTrainingProfessional Development Center can be foundviahttps://www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default. htm FormorenewsfromNavalEducationAndTrainingProfessionalDevelopmentAndTechnologyCenter,visit www. navy. mil/ local/ NETPDTC/.

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Navy Medicine emphasizes readiness during flu season By Steve Van Der Werff U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

Fallistheunofficialstartof fluseasonandNavyMedicine isstressingtheimportanceof readinessforSailors,Marines andtheirfamilies. TheseasonalfluvaccinationismandatoryforallDepartment of Defense uniformedpersonnelwhoare notmedicallyoradministrativelyexempt. NavyMedicine’sgoalisto immunize 90 percent of SailorsandMarines,andprovide100percentvaccineaccess for Navy and Marine families by mid-December. However, Navy Medicine will not use the intranasal (nasalspray)liveattenuated influenzavaccinethisyearbecauseitisconsideredineffectivebytheCentersforDisease forControl(CDC). “We will reach our goal through aggressive immunizationcampaignsandshot

Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Mary Jackson gets a flu shot at region headquarters onboard NAS Jacksonville. Photo by PO1 Stacy D. Laseter

exercises,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jaime Vega, BuMed public healthofficer.“It’snevertoo late to get your flu shot. Whetheryouworkonaship orinanofficesetting,thefluis aforcereducerandaffectsthe combat readiness of our warfighters.” AccordingtotheCDC,the mosteffectivewaytoreduce seasonalfluanditscomplications comes in the form of

vaccination.Ittakesabouttwo weeksafterafluvaccineisadministeredforanindividualto beprotectedfromtheflu,so it’simportanttogetavaccine beforethefluvirusspreadsin yourcommunity. “Fluseasonbeginsinthe fallandremainsahealththreat untillatespring.Theseasonal fluvaccinenotonlyhelpsprotectvaccinatedindividuals,it alsohelpsprotectentirecom-

inginahigh-Genvironmentwhilebeing within10feetofanotheraircraft. Sittingaroundthebriefingtable,twoof units,the479thFlyingTrainingGroup (FTG)recognizedthattherewasagapin thefourFormationTop-Offstudentsfrom educationbetweenwhatwasbeingtaught class 17-01 brief their instructor pilots at the undergraduate training level and abouttheirupcomingflight.Thetwoadwhatwasexpectedofthenewlywinged ditionalstudentssitjustbehindthemready CSOsupontheirarrivaltotheirnextunits. totakeinanyextraparcelofinformation Withtheimplementationofthe“Top- thatmaycometheirway.Theinstructor Off” program, UCSOs still proceed pilots quiz their students on formation throughtheprimaryandadvancedphases, communications,thethreatofthedayand buttheUCSOsnowselecttheiraircraftas- howtheywillbeflyingthatday’ssortie. Aftertheirbriefing,2ndLt.JustinDesignmentssixweekspriortograduation whilepreviousclassesreceivedtheiras- Coudand2ndLt.ZacharyWhitesteptosignmentsonlythreeweeksprior.Thead- wardaircrewflightequipment,wherethey ditionalthreeweeksallowsforthenew dontheirharness,lifepreserverandaG specializedtrainingwhichisbasedupon suit.Fromthere,thetwolieutenantsand theirinstructorpilotsstepouttotheT-6, themissionoftheirfutureaircraft. OnesuchtrackrequiresUCSOstohead wheretheyaccomplishtherequiredprebacktothe455thFTS,theT-6Asquadron flightcheckstoensurethattheaircraftis wherethestudentswentthroughprimary safefortheupcomingflight.Finally,they training.TheFormationTop-offtrackis arereadytogoflying. “These past few weeks have been a reservedforUCSOswhoselecttheF-15E StrikeEagle.Itiswiththe455thFTSthat firehoseandwe’reexpectedtoretainas the future Weapons Systems Officers much information as possible,” said (WSOs)willgettheirintroductiontofly- White,afterreturningfromtheirflight. Top Off from page 1

munities by preventing and reducing the spread of disease,”Vegasaid.“Everyone, even those as young as six months,shouldgettheirinfluenzavaccineeachyear.Itis especiallyimportantforpregnantwomenandpeoplewith chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, and thosewithweakenedimmune systems.” Inadditiontoreceivingthe flu vaccine, maintaining a clean work environment, practicingconsistenthygiene andmanagingstaffexposure areothermeasurestoreduce thespreadofflu. Navy Medicine military treatmentfacilitiesacrossthe worldbeganadministeringthe fluvaccineinSeptember. For more information on theseasonalflu,visittheNavy and Marine Corps Public HealthCenterInfluenzawebpageatwww. med. navy. mil/ sites/ nmcphc/ epi- data-center/ influenza/ Pages/ default.aspx.

“Therearehardpartsbutit’simpossible to complain when you’re having this muchfun.” WhenaskedwhetherhefeltbetterpreparedforhisupcomingIntroductionto Fighter Fundamentals course, DeCoud said,“T-6formationdefinitelywillhelp getusreadyforwhattoexpectintheT38.Thisnewprogramwillgiveyoung WSOsalegupoverourpredecessors.” AftergraduatingandcompletingIFF, WhiteandDeCoudwillheadouttoSeymour-JohnsonAirForceBaseinNorth Carolina,wheretheywillgothroughthe F-15Efollow-ontrainingcourse.Both studentseagerlyawaitthechancetofly oneoftheAirForce’sfinestaircraft. “Formationflyingissomeofthemost funI’vehadinmylife,”DeCoudsaid, summinguphistimewiththe455thFTS. “It teaches you to trust your lead and worksonteamwork,whichIknowwillbe vitaltooursuccessintheF-15E.” FormoreinformationonCombatSystem Officer Training, visit www.Facebook.com/479FTG.

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enjoy. Afterthemealswereserved,thechefsjoinedtheSailorsandMarinestothankthem fortheirservice.It’stheMesslords’wayofgivingbacktothosewhosacrificesomuch forthecountry. OriginallyabrainchildofGuyFierifromtheFoodNetwork,Messlordsisawayto bringoutchefstoallbranchesofthearmedforces,providinguniquediningandafun environmenttosharpentheskillsofthechefs.Whilethechefsrotateinandout,theconceptremainsthesame,entertainandindulgeourtroops.Whilethetroupeisnotoutservingandentertainingthemilitary,theyalsospendtimeraisingawarenessandsupport forveterans’issuesandcharities.

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... In September, Gosport introduced a new feature: NASP History in Focus, which calls attention to the rich historical legacy of the base.

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A photo will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of the base (week No.5 photo at right). 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. ______________________________________________________ Congratulations to last week’s winner, Sue Intermoia. Correct answer: Stairs at NAS Pensacola Light.

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Season review: It matters how you play the game By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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n the fall, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown.

We feel the cold aluminum bleacher seats and the prickle of wool scarves. Like Pavlov’s dog, our mouths water, imagining hot coffee at 8 a.m. soccer games and chili dogs at football halftime. As soon as our children show any interest in athletics, we put them on teams, so we can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the fall sports season. We justify our pushy behavior by telling ourselves that our kids will benefit from learning about teamwork. But do they? More than a decade ago, our family was stationed in Norfolk, Va., and our son, Hayden, was a squishy little 10-year-old who preferred piano to athletic pursuits. Early in the fall of his fifthgrade year, Hayden showed an inkling of interest in football. As visions of tailgate parties danced in our heads, we jumped on the opportunity and contacted the local flag

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football league. “Sorry ma’am, the teams are full ... now, if your husband would be willing to coach, your son could play this season.” Although my husband, Francis, had never coached sports before and was completely ignorant of the league team selection process, he agreed, because he was between deployments and it was a rare chance to spend some quality time with Hayden. We received a roster of 15 children – Hayden and 14 others – who transferred from overcrowded teams. What we didn’t know, was that the other coaches had been asked to give up a couple of children each, and of course, they picked their worst players. Oblivious, we showed up for our first practice ready to access the boys’ talents. The lineup was not what we had expected. None of the boys knew a thing about football. A few

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. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and you can read her blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. were skinny. Most were small. Three had learning disabilities. But they were all excited to play. We called ourselves “The Sharks” and accepted the rejected purple league jerseys without complaint. Practices

were dicey. The plays looked more like people running from a fire, but we were hopeful that it would all come together on game day. As self-appointed team mom, I went overboard. I ordered the “Jaws” soundtrack. I made up cheers. I bought sweatshirts and little purple towels. Game day finally arrived, and we were ready. Parents donned their Sharks wear, swung their purple towels and cheered. Players gathered around Coach Francis for a pre-game pep talk. “Listen boys, I want you all to go out there today and show ’em what you’re made of! Let’s tell everybody, if you swim with the Sharks, you’re gonna get bit!” Both players and parents alike exploded into simultaneous applause and woo-hoos. A half-hour later, we were down by three touchdowns, and our blissful ignorance of the corrupt team-selection process came to an abrupt end. “Listen up, Sharks,” Francis barked during half-time, “don’t let the numbers on that scoreboard get you down! We’re the Sharks! Win or lose, we’re gonna fight and fight hard! Now go out there, boys,

and give ’em all you got!” At the end of the third quarter, the ref called the game because they were beating us 40 to zilch. The rest of the season was more of the same, and it was not easy to keep up the morale of our little Sharks. But we persisted. Instead of emphasizing winning, we became determined to surprise the other team with our undying spirit. At every game, we waved our purple towels, blared the “Jaws” theme song, and shouted our original Sharks cheers. At halftime, we threw candy footballs and the refs danced to our music. It became known in the league that, no matter the odds against the our team, the Sharks played every game to win. Despite it all, we never scored one point. The following year, I ran into a former Sharks mom at a local grocery store. She mentioned that, even though her son was placed on a winning team that fall, he confessed, “Mom, I wish this team was more like the Sharks.” At that moment, I realized ... despite a losing season, the Sharks were winners after all.

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Kings Bay: Lessons learned in wake of Hurricane Matthew By Senior Chief Petty Officer Misty Hubbard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Affairs

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INGS BAY, Ga. (NNS) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll is still uncertain. As of Oct. 11, the storm claimed more than 1,000 lives between the Caribbean islands and the United States, with still more people unaccounted for. Identified as the deadliest hurricane in more than a decade, Hurricane Matthew intensified from a Category 1 to a Category 5 hurricane in less than 24 hours. Millions of residents from south of Cape Canaveral, Fla., up the East Coast through South Carolina, faced mandatory evacuation orders. For officials tasked with making the hard deHurricane cisions, Matthew offered no simple solutions. According to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. Brian Lepine, there was a lot of churn in the forecast during the storm’s early stages, because there were a lot of possibilities for the storm’s track. However, the more Matthew headed north, the more it shifted farther to the west, a degree at a time. “Once it got to South Florida, the track firmed up and things changed very rapidly,� Lepine said. “The base was very well prepared, and all the folks stationed here did a fabulous job of shifting focus to battening down the hatches.� The governor of Georgia issued a mandatory evacuation order for Camden County, Oct. 6. Kings Bay leadership, operating in concert with county officials and Navy Region Southeast leaders, declared mission-essential personnel only status. The Relocation Team, a group of command representatives activated to establish a satellite command structure at Warner Robins Air Force Base near Macon, Ga., deployed within two hours

of being mobilized with the mission of assisting dislocated employees and family members. “When our local community leaders make a decision to conduct an emergency evacuation, which is not made lightly, understands everyone how amazingly disruptive that is,� Lepine said. “It creates a lot of anguish, a lot of uncertainty, (and) a lot of anxiety; but the smart thing to do is grab your ready bag, your family, and that which is most precious to you, and get in the car and drive away from harm’s way and get yourself in a safe place.� At the storm’s strongest point in the area, Oct. 7, the base was experiencing 65 knot winds at the waterfront, with gusts exceeding 85 knots. The brick facade along the Navy Exchange’s back wall – an area 75 feet wide, from the roofline almost to ground level – collapsed. Channel markers in the St. Marys channel that go out to the sea buoy, which are anchored to the sea bottom and meant to stay put, were moved anywhere from 100 to nearly 1,000 yards from their position. Throughout the worst of the storm, Kings Bay’s mission-essential personnel remained on station, monitoring the situation. Base security department, the sentries at the gates, personnel at the entry control points, and patrol cars were out ensuring base was safe throughout the storm. Fire department personnel were engaged and ready to respond. After the base established missionessential personnel only,

all dining facilities on the base closed, with the exception of Pirates’ Cove, the base galley. “They were serving anyone who walked in the door,� Lepine said. “It was Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (NSBKB) security forces conduct a patrol in ona tremendous effort. You base housing two hours before Hurricane Matthew reaches the area. NSBKB is the could go in there any time East Coast home to the Ohio-class submarines. Photo by PO2 Bradley J. Gee of the day or night, and passed was accounting for of the marshes.� adequate shelter. there was something to the safety and whereThe governor of GeorWhile leaders at Kings eat.� abouts of Kings Bay per- Bay were riding out the gia rescinded the evacuaOnce the storm passed, sonnel and families. That storm, the Relocation tion order at 5 p.m., Oct. those mission-essential task fell to the relocation Team fielded calls from 9. Leaders continued to personnel from across the team, which relied on the service members, civilian assess damage, and entire base, to include all Navy Family Accounta- employees, and families started compiling lessons tenant commands, began bility and Assessment who evacuated as far learned. the process of beginning System to help determine away as Alabama. Lepine Lepine said he thinks to assess the damage. And which Kings Bay families credited Kings Bay per- people often underestithose who evacuated the needed support or assis- sonnel with showing mate the power of hurriarea began asking when tance. strong resiliency and pre- cane-force winds. they could come home. “We don’t engineer “Accountability is cru- paredness, which he said “There’s a lot of work cial, and NFAAS is cru- resulted in minimal calls most buildings and facilithat has to happen when cial,� said Debbie Lucas, for emergency assistance. ties to withstand those the storm is gone,� Lepine director of the Kings Bay The Emergency Family forces of winds,� he said. said. “The sun comes out Fleet and Family Support Assistance Center was “When you factor in the and the birds start singing, Center, who deployed mobilized the morning of driving rain, when that and folks naturally want to with the relocation team. Oct. 9 at the Fleet and water is driven by 70-knot immediately come right “Not just for assessing the Family Support Center winds, it does strange back, but that’s exactly the needs of our families, but (FFSC) to support any fi- things and goes to places wrong thing to do.� also for making sure our nancial or emergency you wouldn’t expect it. Fallen trees were in the people are safe.� needs. Even with limited People then want to come roads and on power lines Some forecasts pre- staff members still in the home right away and turn throughout the region. dicted the Kings Bay area area, they were able to all the power on, and exTraffic lights were out. St. would take a direct hit start providing services by posed electrical circuits Marys and Kingsland, from Hurricane Matthew, noon, and operated 24 might be full of water. cities to the north, and the potentially at the Category hours a day. Now there are electrical entire Jacksonville area 4 level. The storm most “The FFSC staff was fires which spread into faced significant flooding, directly affected South- just amazing,� Lucas said. building fires, which just losses of power, and eastern Georgia as a Cate- “No matter what we gets worse and worse.� stressed water and sewage gory 3 hurricane, well needed, they just wanted As areas along the East systems. enough off the coast to to know where they could Coast and throughout the “If you hurry and come avoid significant damage. be and what they could do Caribbean start the recovback, you’re loading down ery process, Lepine said “Kings Bay fared ex- to help.� that infrastructure that is not tremely well because of According to Lucas, a Kings Bay residents have in a position to be able to natural positioning; Cum- family went to the EFAC much to be thankful for. support people,� Lepine berland Island deflected in search of a wheelchair “Nature is a very powsaid. “When our commu- some of the winds, and the for a family member. erful thing,� he said. nity leaders make the call to tides were very favor- EFAC representatives “Sometimes we can be evacuate, the primary con- able,� Lepine said. “When went to the base clinic, blessed and get lucky, but cern is for life and safety. Hurricane Matthew where they found emer- there are over 1,000 peoAlmost equally important, reached its closest point of gency medical techni- ple who won’t get another after you leave, is to wait approach, we were almost cians from the Kings Bay chance to get away from a for the ‘all clear’ to come at low tide, which mini- Fire Department. When a storm.� back so you don’t put your- mized the risk of flooding wheelchair could not be For more news from self in harm’s way and risk on base. As the hurricane found, the EMTs offered Naval Submarine Base the lives of others.� transitioned to the north, to help transport the fam- Kings Bay, Ga., visit The other immediate the winds shifted and that ily member to Navy Gate- http://www.navy.mil/local concern once the storm helped drive the water out way Inns and Suites for /subasekb.

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EREMIE, Haiti (NNS) – Two Seabee technicians from Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NavFac EXWC), Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) division, deployed in support of the ongoing relief operations in Haiti. Chief Petty Officer James Muskevitsch and PO1 Colby Wightman deployed with the Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew advance party to provide damage assessment, troubleshoot and assist in repair of the critical electrical infrastructure in preparation for the arrival of the NavFac Contingency Engineer Response Team (CERT) and JTF main parties. Muskevitsch and

Wightman responded to a PO1 Colby Wightman (right) volunteered to assist in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts by request for volunteers with loading and delivering 300 bags of beans and rice, in two sorties, to individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew hands-on experience and in Jeremie, Haiti. Photo by Chief Petty Officer James Muskevitsch knowledge of utility systems that circulated NAV- Airport. MUSE is an all enlisted establishing electrical se- 300 bags of beans and FAC EXWC, a tenant They assessed the in- curity for the JTF to con- rice, in two sorties, to in- division of NavFac command on Naval Base coming utilities and build- duct ongoing operations. dividuals affected by the EXWC that provides enVentura County, Port ing power ultimately ergy independence for In addition to lending hurricane in Jeremie. Hueneme, Calif. Once the CERT is in worldwide Navy and rewiring the breaker pan- their electrical expertise, Once they arrived at the els. Their actions resulted Muskevitsch and Wight- country, the Seabees will DoD critical infrastrucJTF HQ, they immediately in rebalancing the electri- man displayed their “can assist with assessments tures and facilities corrected hazardous elec- cal load and creating a safe do” attitude and volun- and provide any expedient through reliable, respontrical issues that were caus- operating environment. teered to assist in the hu- repairs necessary to im- sive, and effective interim ing power surges leading Ultimately they brought manitarian assistance and prove the conditions in mobile utility support to catastrophic equipment the building off local utili- disaster relief efforts by Haiti caused by Hurricane equipment and technical losses at the Port Au Prince ties and on to a generator loading and delivering Matthew. assistance.

USS Iwo Jima loads relief equipment on way to Haiti From USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Public Affairs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) loaded relief equipment and personnel from aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) last week as it steamed toward Haiti to join the disaster relief efforts. More than 150 U.S. Marines, along

with four MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and equipment, were transferred at sea as the two largest types of U.S. Navy ships passed one another in waters along the East Coast. This increases the ship’s capabilities beyond the 500 Marines, four aircraft and two landing craft utility boats already on board. “This additional personnel and equipment gives us greater flexibility and capa-

bility as we assist the country of Haiti during this recovery period,” said Capt. James Midkiff, commanding officer of Iwo Jima. “The Ospreys give us a better organic logistic asset and (are) a force enhancer that allow the Iwo team to render more assistance. Everyone on board is relieved to be in calmer seas and is looking forward to this opportunity to lend a helping hand to those in need.” The U.S. Agency for International De-

velopment (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency for foreign disaster assistance and is working with Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. For more news from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/ lhd7/ or http://www. facebook. com/ USSIwoJimaLHD7.


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Navy ‘Wings of Gold’ handed down By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

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ach and every set of wings presented during a naval aviator winging ceremony has a story to tell. Most of those stories have yet to unfold, as they are tales of flights yet to be flown, combats yet to be experienced, and places yet unseen. cotte family. “As I put her wings on her, I said to her, ‘These wings got a lot of experience and a lot of time’,” said Rear Adm. Turcotte, as he pinned them to her uniform and gave her a hug. Originally from Tucson, Ariz., Lt.j.g. Turcotte graduated from the University of Florida. She remembers growing up on naval installations and her dad exposing her to the world of aviation from a very young age. “I grew up wanting to fly. I wanted to be a jet pilot at first, but then I decided I wanted helicopters. I grew up running around Navy bases, and was always around aviation,” Lt.j.g. Turcotte said. NAS Whiting Field conducts training and certification for 100 percent all United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots as well as for several allied nation, culminating in each pilots ceremonial winging. Upon completion of their training the new naval aviators will have compiled approximately 215 hours of flight time in the naval air training command. An early start in aviation: Anne Turcotte with her father, “One of the greatest retired Adm. Stephen A. Turcotte, in the cockpit of an lessons I have learned aircraft. Turcotte family photo was the importance of uti-

However, at the most recent Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Training Air Wing Five winging ceremony, one set of wings carried the weight of a proud legacy passed down from father to son and now to daughter. Those wings hold a history of commitment to the nation that can tell a story of honor, bravery and service Last to receive her Wing of Gold, out of a group of 34 “wingers,” Lt.j.g. Anne Turcotte and her family entered the stage beaming with pride. Her wings were presented by her father, retired Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turcotte. This particular set

of wings has a long and significant history. The Wings of Gold were originally presented to her grandfather, a World War II fighter pilot, who later died while conducting test operations for the Navy variant of the FJ-4 Fury Fighter Jet. Rear Adm. Turcotte put on the same set of Gold Wings in 1977 and proudly wore them during his 30-year Navy career. Turcotte has flown more than 5,500 flight hours in 15 different aircraft and logged more than 500 carrier landings in his Navy career. Now, those same wings will be worn by the third generation Navy pilot in the Tur-

Lt. j.g. Anne Turcotte and her father, retired Rear Adm. Stephen Turcotte, pause for a moment in the foyer of Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) auditorium after the Training Air Wing Five Naval Aviator Designation Ceremony Sept 30. Photo by Jamie Link

lizing all of the resources around you,” Lt. j.g Turcotte said. “The path to receive your wings of gold is not an easy one; everyone struggles at some point; it is how you deal with those times of struggle that makes or break your success.” “I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the help of fellow students, instructors, mentors, friend and family,” she added. “It is so important to realize that though earning your wings is an accomplishment of your own achievement in aviation, it is a reflection of the support you receive along the way. I think it is crucial to reach out to others when you need help and in return, always

strive to help others.” Lt. j.g. Turcotte has been selected to fly the MH-60S, and will transfer to HSC-West, San Diego, Calif. Wings of Gold have been issued and worn in the Navy since December of 1917, and when first worn had the naval aviator’s number, name and branch of service engraved on them. The practice of engraving personal information was discontinued sometime during World War I. Although the wings are now worn without personal information, they are able to be worn and passed down to other aviators as the Turcotte family chose to do. As a father and retired

naval aviator, seeing his daughter receive her wings caused Turcotte to reflect about the challenges his daughter will face in her chosen career. “There’s a bright future but a different future and we learn from the past and figure out what you need to do for that future, that’s what its all about,” he said. “That necessary training is all about selecting the right people and their ability to reach in the past and pull out lessons learned in naval aviation and press forward, do the right things based on the new choices that are available on the lessons learned from the past – and she’s good at that; she’s going to be great.”


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Speaker series closing with Allies Night

The final event of the 2016 Heroes Among Us speaker series, Allies Night, is scheduled for Oct. 27 at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park. Guest of honor will be Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Secord, Hmong – Special Guerrilla Unit. The event is presented by the Marine Corps League, Corp. J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for the Marines in Distress Fund. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. The speaker series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service who distinguished themselves in combat operations. At each event, guest veterans discuss their experiences in a combat zone and the audience is given time to ask questions. The series is aimed at recognizing the Pensacola area’s former armed forces members whose contributions in military service are not widely known while also providing education about various wars from a personal perspective. For more information, go to www.veterans memorialparkpensacola.com.

Fire truck pull to help trauma program

A Trauma Intervention Program Fire Truck Pull Challenge is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, at Seville Quarter. Teams of 15 will compete to see who can pull a fire truck 50 feet in the least amount of time. Spectators can also cheer on their favorite team. Proceeds will go to Trauma Intervention Program of Northwest Florida, a non-profit group providing on-scene support to victims of traumatic events. To register a team or for more information, contact Deanna Smith at 554-8417 or e-mail her at deannas@tip-ser.org.

Cookout promotes peace in community

Help fight violence and drug abuse in the community by attending the 23rd annual Big Community Cookout 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North F St. The event is coordinated by the Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association (PCARA) and the Pensacola Neighborhood Services. There will be free food and entertainment. For more information call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

Barktoberfest scheduled for Oct. 22

The Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, in Seville Square and Fountain Park. There will be canine activities, contests, giveaways, demonstrations and vendors featuring petthemed gift items and accessories. Discounted rabies vaccinations and microchips will be available. Animal rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable dogs. For more information go to http://pensacola humane.org/barktoberfest.

‘Hello Dolly’ hits the stage at PSC

Pensacola State College is presenting the musical “Hello Dolly” Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, 1000 College Blvd. The romantic comedy revolves around famed New York matchmaker Dolly who meets her toughest challenge when rich grump Horace Vandergelder seeks a suitable wife. Tickets prices range from $16 to $7. Tickets are free for PSC students. Purchase tickets online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum or at the box office at Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance. For reservations or ticket information, call 484-1847.

Theater group giving Halloween tours

First City Shakespeare and the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company will present “Halloween Horror Hospital” at Tower East, 1010 North 12th Ave., Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 28, Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. The old Sacred Heart hospital building enjoys a reputation for being haunted and the production will be part historical tour and part live performance. Groups of 10 will be taken on the tour from the back parking lot on the hour beginning at 7 p.m. Early shows are family friendly, and later performances include some material not appropriate for children. Tickets are $5 through age 12 and $20 for ages 13 and older. The show will be presented Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 28, Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. For more information, e-mail info@setsco.org.

Museum plans Halloween party The National Naval Aviation Museum has scheduled the 18th annual Halloween at the Museum event for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Admission is free. Trick-or-treat stations will be located throughout museum as long as candy supplies last, and children will receive a free bag upon entering. Children dressed in costume will be admitted for free to “The Magic of Flight” in the Giant Screen Theater when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition, children in costume will be eligible for a “buy one, get one free” popcorn from the refreshment counter. Rides on the “Superstition” motion-based simulator will be bundled with a custom dog tag for only $8, and there will be a special discount at the museum’s Flight Deck Store. Blue Wahoos’ Kazoo, the Chick-fil-A Cow and the Florida Forest Service’s Smoky Bear will make special appearances from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. in the Blue Angels Atrium. There also will be a haunted ship tour in the National Flight Academy. For more information, call 453-2389 or go to NavalAviationMuseum.org.

South Alcaniz St. The tours will be led by three people with respected expertise in history, architecture, and/or archeology. After the tours, guests are invited to enjoy lemonade and water and tour the Quina House Museum. PHPS also offers a variety of history-related programs at luncheon meetings each third Saturday. For more information, contact Beverly Stagg, at 3933091 or Gena Buchanan at 494-9802.

Engineers planning golf tournament

The Society of American Military Engineer’s (SAME) annual scholarship golf tournament is scheduled for today, Oct. 21, at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The post has awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships to local engineering students in the last five years. Single player entry is $75 and team entries are $300. For more information on registration and payment, contact pensacola.post@gmail.com.

Cyberthon improvements announced

Gearing up early for its third annual cybersecurity challenge event, CyberThon officials have announced improvements that include an online banking financial theme and enrollment open to any high school or college student in the Pensacola region. CyberThon 2017 is set for Jan. 20-22 at the National Flight Academy. Event organizers say they will be able to accommodate as many as 70 student participants for the January, event. Free, pre-event training courses will be Saturdays in computer classrooms at Global Business Solutions in Pensacola beginning tomorrow, Oct. 22, and running through early January. Space is limited and students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Full registration details are posted at www.afceapensacola.org/cyberthon.

Seminar planned for retired military

The 43rd annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar, sponsored by Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 at the Mustin Beach Club. Speakers will be Amanda Burns, head of Navy Retired Activities; Capt. Sarah Martin, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola; and TRICARE representative Elaine Weaver. Representatives from the Veterans Administration, Naval Hospital, TRICARE, Naval Regional Legal Service Office, TRICARE Delta Dental, the retired activities office and veteran service organizations will be present to address retiree issues and answer questions. Naval Hospital Pensacola will provide flu shots for ID card holders beginning at 10 a.m. Navy Exchange and Commissary door prize drawings will be held throughout the morning. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Paul Maxwell at the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5618.

Free history walking tours announced Marine Corps Ball to be held Nov. 5

Every year, the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society (PHPS) offers free walking tours of historic Seville Square. This year, the free walking tours are scheduled for 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, starting at the Quina House Museum, 204

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The joint Pensacola Marine Corps League and 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Reunion Ball will be presented Nov. 5 at New World Landing 600 South Palafox St. The event will celebrate the 214st Marine Corps

birthday. Ronald Drez will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations and payment were due by Sept. 30. Reservations need to include number of guests, entrée selection, phone number and e-mail or mailing address. Make checks payable to Marine Corps League and mail to 4235 Chezarae Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514. For more information, go to http://pensacola mcleague.com. You also can contact Margaret Rogers at (562) 964-8702 (e-mail, teachothers@aol.com) or Chief George Dodge at 473-0108.

Tickets on sale for MATSG-21 ball

Tickets are on sale for the Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21 (MATSG-21) Officer’s Birthday Ball celebrating the 241st anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 19 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets at NAS Whiting Field, see Sonja Presley in Training Air Wing Five Operations, or call 623-7147. At NAS Pensacola, contact MATSG-21 at 452-9460.

School helping with wreath project

St. John Catholic School, 303 South Navy Blvd., is serving as a collection point for the Wreaths Across America project to place wreaths on graves of veterans. The sponsorship of a wreath is $15 each or $60 for four, with business and corporate levels also available. The deadline to order is Nov. 28. Wreaths Across America online orders can also be placed at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org (St. John Group Id: FL0242P; Location ID: FLBNCP). Wreath placement will occur at Barrancas National Cemetery and at national cemeteries across the nation on Dec. 17. For more information, call 456-5218.

NEX holding free throw contest The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall will present a Free Throw Contest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 22, in the area between the two mall buildings at 5600 Highway 98 West. The contest is open to children age 12 and younger. Every participant will be entered to win a $100 NEX gift card, and will receive a certificate of achievement. outside between the two mall buildings. For more information, call 458-8250.

Military welcome at football game West Florida High School will hold a Military Appreciation Night starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 when West Florida High School will play Booker T. Washington High School at the stadium at Woodham Middle School, 150 East Burgess Road. All active and retired military personnel will be admitted for free after showing their military ID. Military recruiters will be on hand as well as various military support organizations and businesses.

Ceremony planned for Veterans Day The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will present a special ceremony in observance of Veterans Day, Nov 11. The ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. immediately following the parade. Retired Marine Col. Clay Stackhouse of Navy Federal Credit Union will be the keynote speaker. The Pensacola Opera Artists in Residence will perform, and prizes will be awarded to area students who wrote essays. For more information, go to www.veterans memorialparkpensacola.com/page/home or e-mail contactvmpf@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s walk scheduled for Nov. 12 The Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s will be presented by The Hardy Family and The Poarch Band of Creek Indians starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 12 at Seville Square. The three-mile walk benefits Alzheimer’s patients and families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Participants and teams can register for free at www.choosecovenant.org. Registration includes a party, children’s activities, vendors and team awards. Participant raising at least $10 will receive a T-shirt. For more information, call 438-9714.

Discussion to follow screening of film Covenant Care has scheduled a free, community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the University of West Florida, Bldg. 22. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation with a panel of local experts on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. Make reservations by Oct. 25, by sending an e-mail to beingmortal@choosecovenant.org or by calling 209-7204. Covenant will provide continuing education units for healthcare professionals attending. For more information, go to www.choose covenant.org.

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alloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all

over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to Nov. 1 on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle. The festival observed at this time was called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). It was the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year. The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. People gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits and vegetables. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey, and to keep them away from the living. On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies and demons – all part of the dark and dread. Samhain became the Halloween we are familiar with when Christian missionaries attempted to change the religious practices of the Celtic people. In the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., before missionaries such as St. Patrick and St. Columcille converted them to Christianity, the Celts practiced an elaborate religion through their priestly caste, the Druids, who were priests, poets, scientists and scholars all at once. As religious leaders, ritual specialists, and bearers of learning, the Druids were not unlike the very missionaries and monks who were to Christianize their people and brand them evil devil worshippers. As a result of their efforts to wipe out “pagan” holidays, such as Samhain, the Christians succeeded in effecting major transformations in it. In 601 A.D., Pope Gregory I issued a now-famous edict to his missionaries concerning the native beliefs and customs of the peoples he hoped to convert. Rather than try to obliterate native peoples’ customs and beliefs, the pope instructed his missionaries to use them: if a group of people worshipped a tree, rather than cut it down, he advised them to consecrate it to Christ and allow its continued worship.

In terms of spreading Christianity, this was a brilliant concept and it became a basic approach used in Catholic missionary work. Church holy days were purposely set to coincide with native holy days. Christmas, for instance, was assigned the arbitrary date of Dec. 25 because it corresponded with the mid-winter celebration of many peoples. Likewise, St. John’s Day was set on the summer solstice. Samhain, with its emphasis on the supernatural, was decidedly pagan. While missionaries identified their holy days with those observed by the Celts, they branded the earlier religion’s supernatural deities as evil, and associated them with the devil. As representatives of the rival religion, Druids were considered evil worshippers of devilish or demonic gods and spirits. The Celtic underworld inevitably became identified with the Christian hell. The effects of this policy were to diminish but not totally eradicate the beliefs in the traditional gods. Celtic belief in supernatural creatures persisted, while the church made deliberate attempts to define them as being not merely dangerous, but malicious. Followers of the old religion went into hiding and were branded as witches. The Christian feast of All Saints was as-

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signed to Nov. 1. The day honored every Christian saint, especially those that did not otherwise have a special day devoted to them. This feast day was meant to substitute for Samhain, to draw the devotion of the Celtic peoples, and, finally, to replace it forever. That did not happen, but the traditional Celtic deities diminished in status, becoming fairies or leprechauns of more recent traditions. The old beliefs associated with Samhain never died out entirely. The powerful symbolism of the traveling dead was too strong, and perhaps too basic to the human psyche, to be satisfied with the new, more abstract Catholic feast honoring saints. Recognizing that something that would subsume the original energy of Samhain was necessary, the church tried again to supplant it with a Christian feast day in the ninth century. This time it established Nov. 2 as All Souls Day – a day when the living prayed for the souls of all the dead. But, once again, the practice of retaining traditional customs while attempting to redefine them had a sustaining effect: the traditional beliefs and customs lived on, in new guises. All Saints Day, otherwise known as All Hallows (hallowed means sanctified or holy), continued the ancient Celtic traditions. The evening prior to the day was the time of the most intense activity, both

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human and supernatural. People continued to celebrate All Hallows Eve as a time of the wandering dead, but the supernatural beings were now thought to be evil. The folk continued to appease those spirits (and their masked impersonators) by setting out gifts of food and drink. Subsequently, All Hallows Eve became Hallow Evening, which became Hallowe’en – an ancient Celtic, pre-Christian New Year’s Day in contemporary dress. Many supernatural creatures became associated with All Hallows. In Ireland, fairies were numbered among the legendary creatures who roamed on Halloween. In old England, cakes were made for the wandering souls, and people went “a’ soulin’ ” for these “soul cakes.” Halloween, a time of magic, also became a day of divination, with a host of magical beliefs: for instance, if persons hold a mirror on Halloween and walk backward down the stairs to the basement, the face that appears in the mirror will be their next lover. Virtually all present Halloween traditions can be traced to the ancient Celtic day of the dead. Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it. The wearing of costumes, for instance, and roaming from door to door demanding treats can be traced to the Celtic period and the first few centuries of the Christian era, when it was thought that the souls of the dead were out and around, along with fairies, witches and demons. Offerings of food and drink were left out to placate them. As the centuries wore on, people began dressing like these dreadful creatures, performing antics in exchange for food and drink. This practice is called mumming, from which the practice of trick-or-treating evolved. To this day, witches, ghosts and skeleton figures of the dead are among the favorite disguises. Halloween also retains some features that harken back to the original harvest holiday of Samhain, such as the customs of bobbing for apples and carving vegetables, as well as the fruits, nuts and spices cider associated with the day. Today Halloween is becoming once again an adult holiday or masquerade, similar to Mardi Gras. Men and women in every disguise imaginable are taking to the streets of American cities and parading past grinningly carved, candlelit jack-o’lanterns, reenacting customs with a lengthy pedigree. Their masked antics challenge, mock, tease and appease the dread forces of the night, of the soul, and of the otherworld that becomes our world on this night of reversible possibilities, inverted roles and transcendency. In so doing, they are reaffirming death and its place as a part of life in an exhilarating celebration of a magic evening.

Jokes & Groaners Halloween jokes for the “living” What is the tallest building in Transylvania? The Vampire State Building. Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? He didn’t have the guts. Why do witches fly on brooms? Because vacuum cleaner cords aren’t long enough. What was the witch’s favorite subject in school? Spelling. What do you call a hefty jack-o’-lantern? Plumpkin. Where do young ghosts go during the day? Dayscare centers. What kind of shoes does a ghost wear? Booooooooooooooots! What’s the first thing ghosts do when they get in a car? Buckle their sheet-belts.


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NETPDC’s Martin recognized for 50 years of service By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

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n education and training technician for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) was recognized Sept. 29 for 50 years of federal civilian service. Fontaine Martin, currently on additional duty to the Naval Air Station Pensacola Navy College Office, was recognized for her longevity at an all hands ceremony by Capt. Lee Newton, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center commanding officer. “Ms. Martin continues to make the well-being of Sailors her first priority,” said Newton. “She didn’t hesitate to volunteer when the NCO needed her, and she instantly became a trusted asset to our Sailors and Marines seeking educational guidance.” Martin started her career in the Marine Corps on active duty, and

following her initial enlistment joined civil service in 1966 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., working in data processing. She transferred to San Diego and the Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity, where she worked in the Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) program until transferring to Pensacola in 1993. Martin then came to the Navy’s Non-Resident Training Course program in 1999, where she will return after her temporary assignment to the Navy College Office. “I think what’s kept me going all this time is that I enjoy helping

Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center’s (NETPDC) Commanding Officer Capt. Lee Newton, right, congratulates education and training technician Fontaine Martin on her 50-year federal career service recognition.

people,” said Martin. “Whether it was helping them with PQS, Non-Resident Courses, or at Navy College, it helps them to get ahead in their careers and I know they appreciate it.” Tom Phillips, NETPDC Certifications and Credentialing Pro-

grams supervisor, noted that Martin’s customer service skill and program knowledge have received significant appreciation from the fleet. “I’ve gotten numerous calls and e-mails saying that Fontaine goes above and beyond to make

sure that active-duty and reserve members get the answers and products they need,” said Phillips. “We count on her knowledge, experience and professionalism on a daily basis.” Ernest D’Antonio, Navy Voluntary Education Program director, added that Martin’s level of service and dedication is a challenge to quantify. “It’s amazing to think that Fontaine was helping Sailors and Marines even before we landed a man on the moon,” said D’Antonio. “It’s hard to put our appreciation for her service into words – 50 years is an amazing achievement. She has literally helped tens of thousands of service members.” Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on the web at https://www. navy college. navy.mil/. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm.

NATTC Diversity Council hosts Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony From NATTC Public Affairs

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) service members attended a two-hour Hispanic Heritage Month ceremony Oct. 7 in the facility’s Charles A. Taylor Hangar. Organized by the NATTC Command Diversity Council (CDC), the observance included presentations from CDC members as well as a speech from guest

speaker Grace Resendez-McCaffery, president of Latino Media Gulf Coast Inc. She is also the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers’ North Florida ambassador, and works to create awareness for the Hispanic community. NATTC CO Capt. Hugh Rankin said the command’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month is an integral part of showcasing the diversity of the United States Navy to the thousands of students

attending classes at the command. “The U.S. Navy takes pride in its cultural diversity, and at NATTC we strive to instill this sense of pride into our young Sailors,” he said. “Celebrating our differences and learning about one another’s culture and beliefs only makes us a better organization.” National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and celebrates the histories, cultures

and contributions of American citizens of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American descent. The observation, originally called Hispanic Heritage Week, began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, but was expanded to 30 days in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.

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final reminder e-mail will be sent in early October. The survey has occurred regularly since 1988 to gauge the overall readiness of the Navy and the present-day impact of policies on Sailors. The survey gives Sailors the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning worklife balance issues relating to family and is the primary source by which the Navy tracks data and attitudes relating to these topics. Navy leadership

strongly encourages invitees to participate in the survey and provide their valuable feedback to the Navy. Survey responses are also used to monitor the effectiveness of existing programs, including General Military Training (GMT), the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and Navy healthcare. While user names are required to log into the web survey, all identifying information will be deleted from the data set during analysis to maintain the anonymity of the respondents. Results will be statistically weighted by pay grade and gender to be representative of the Navy population. A summary of results from the 2014 survey are available at www.public.navy.

mil/bupers-npc/organization/ bupers/WomensPolicy/ Pages/ResearchStudies. aspx. Results from the 2016 survey are expected to be released in spring 2017. The survey is conducted by the Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology (NPRST) Division and Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Questions on the survey may be addressed to Lt. j.g. Chandler Brown, Navy Inclusion and Diversity Assessment Officer, 1 (703) 604-5071, caroline.brown@navy.mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cnp. For more information, visit www.navy.mil.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation TheNASPMorale,WelfareandRecreation (MWR)departmenthasanumberofupcomingeventsandactivities.Formoreinformation, call452-3806,ext.3100,orgototheMWR websiteatwww.navymwrpensacola.com.

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The Pensacola Ice Flyers are entering season seven in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). The 2016 home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at the Pensacola Bay Center (“The Hangar”) against the Fayetteville FireAntz. It will be Championship Celebration Night and the team will be celebrating their third SPHL President’s Cup Championship in four years. The team’s new head coach Kevin Hasselberg recently announced the team’s roster for the 2016-2017 season, which currently stands at 18 players. Hasselberg was named the fourth head coach in Ice Flyers history on July 25. He is a native of Duchess, Alberta, and comes to Pensacola after coaching for 17 seasons in western Canadian Junior A leagues. He replaced Rod Aldoff, who moved up to coach the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL. “I take great pride in developing players to be successful at the next level, and this will continue in Pensacola,” Hasselberg said. “My focus is to win, to get good people here representing the Ice Flyers organization and the city of Pensacola, and to develop and promote our players.” Ticket prices range from $15 to $29. Military service members will get special attention throughout the season. Several themed nights are planned. Nov. 11 will be veteran appreciation night. Challenge coins, courtesy of The Rockhill Group, will be handed out to the first 500 military members through the doors. Military appreciation nights are scheduled for Nov. 26 and Dec. 30.

Home games for the Pensacola Ice Flyers are played at the Pensacola Bay Center.

Upcoming home games • Today, Oct. 21, 7:05 p.m., Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Ice Flyers. • Tomorrow, Oct. 22, 7:05 p.m., Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Ice Flyers. • Oct. 29, 7:05 p.m., Columbus Cottonmouths vs. Ice Flyers. • Nov. 11, 7:05 p.m., Columbus Cottonmouths vs. Ice Flyers. • Nov. 12, 7:05 p.m., Columbus Cottonmouths vs. Ice Flyers. • Nov. 23, 6:35 p.m., Mississippi RiverKings vs. Ice Flyers. • Nov. 26, 7:05 p.m., Huntsville Havoc vs. Ice Flyers. • Dec. 2, 7:05 p.m., Mississippi RiverKings vs. Ice Flyers. • Dec. 16, 7:05 p.m., Huntsville Havoc vs. Ice Flyers. • Dec. 17, 7:05 p.m., Huntsville Havoc vs. Ice Flyers. • Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., Columbus Cottonmouths vs. Ice Flyers. For more information, go to www.Pensacola IceFlyers.com or call 466-3111.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Sully,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Magnificent Seven,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Storks” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Storks” (2D), PG, noon and 2 p.m.; “The Magnificent Seven,” PG-13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; “Sully,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; “Blair Witch,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Snowden,” R, 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Storks” (2D), PG, noon and 2 p.m.; “The Magnificent Seven,” PG-13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; “The Wild Life” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Sully,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Snowden,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Blair Witch,” R, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“Storks” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Wild Life” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Sully,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Storks” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Magnificent Seven,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Sully,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “When the Bough Breaks,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“The Light Between the Oceans,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Blair Witch,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Storks” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Magnificent Seven,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Storks” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Snowden,” R, 7 p.m.; “Sully,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

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

• 70s – Now Zumba Party: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Oct. 21. Wentzel Gym. Dance your way through the decades as you reach your fitness goals. Check out this unique Zumba class at Wenzel Gym October 21st, open to adults and children of all ages! Prizes for the best costume. For more information, call 452-6004. • Haunting Fall Festival: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Blue Angel Recreation Park. Free costume contests, carnival rides, face painting, photo booth, haunted hay ride and events. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 453-6286. The 2016 NAS • Online surPensacola Blue Anvey: Feedback is gels Homecoming Air being requested on Show is scheduled NASP MWR servfor Nov. 11-12. Adices. Complete a mission is free and survey for chance guests can bring to win Blue Angels portable chairs or 70th Anniversary blankets. Reserved Homecoming seating options are Show basket (valavailable and tickets ued at $400), inare on sale. For more cluding four-tickets information, go to to for Nov. 11 day www.naspensacola show. The contest airshow.com. will end Oct. 28. To take the surveys, go to www.navy mwrpensacola.com/online-survey. • Aquatics: Indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, open for winter. Active-duty skill swim is 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays. One-on-one swim lessons available in October. Beginner and intermediate group swim lessons begin Nov. 1. For more information, call 452-9429. • Sports skills program: National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is partnering with NAS Pensacola for a skills program from Oct. 28 to Dec. 8. Registration is open for ages 3-5 and runs from Oct. 3-21. For more information, call 453-3490 or go to https://www.nays.org/programs/start-smart/overview/. • Navy Child Development Home Program: Would you like to earn extra income as a childcare provider? Consider attending an orientation class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24. For more information, call 570-5026 or 281-5368. • Discount tickets: Tickets available for Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 26 select nights through Oct. 31. Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check other discounts. For more information, call 452-6354. • Get ready to run: The annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for Nov. 4 and Radford’s Twisted Tri is scheduled for Nov. 16. For more information, call 452-9845.

Liberty activities 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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.


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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

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by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This program must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families with household goods to move. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. While eliminating stress is unrealistic, managing stress is an attainable goal that can be achieved with a number of techniques. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Retiree seminar: The annual seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 at the Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. Information will be available and free flu shots will be offered to TRICARE beneficiaries. For more information, call 452-5990. • Job fair: The Oct. 14 NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair was canceled. Another job fair for military, veterans and spouses is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Air Force Enlisted Village, 30 Holley Ave., in Shalimar. Admission is free. Go to NCOACareerExpos.org to preregister. For more information, call Shelley Conklin at (210) 837-5200 or e-mail her at sconklin@ncoausa.org. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of vol-

 

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