Vol. 79, No. 42
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October 23, 2015
Navy COOL launches new website From Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs
Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL), a program providing Sailors a way to take the skills they have learned on the job and translate them into civilian credentials, introduced a new website Oct. 16. “We’ve made things easier to read, easier to find, and easier to u s e , whether you’re at your desk or on your phone,” said Keith Boring, Navy COOL program manager. “We know today’s Sailors look for information in different ways, and we want to make sure that information about this very important program is accessible to them, wherever they are
and however they are connected online.” Navy COOL helps Sailors find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs and can even provide funding to pay for credential exams and maintenance fees. The website upgrades include a responsive design that adapts to the device a Sailor chooses to use to explore the site, whether on a desktop, tablet or phone. Interactive credential tables also give Sailors more tools when looking at credentials related to their rate, designator or collateral duty. Applying filters and sorting and searching by key words help create customized, printable lists. “We reorganized the
NASCARʼs Kyle Busch onboard NAS Pensacola... (Above) NASCAR racer Kyle Busch (right), driver of the No. 18 Toyota Camry, chats with NAS Pensacola MWR Director Kerry Shanaghan at the base’s Portside Entertainment Complex during a question-and-answer session Oct. 15. Busch was onboard the base along with representatives of Talladega Superspeedway for a meet-and-greet session. Busch signed autographs, answered questions from service members and met with NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez (left) during the base visit. Photos by Mike O’Connor
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Pensacolians who served in Vietnam battle to speak Oct. 29 From Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment 066
Three men who served in Vietnam will discuss a legendary battle during the final installment of the 2015 Heroes Among Us speaker series. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Veterans Memorial Park at Ninth Avenue and Bayfront Parkway.
The three men who served at U.S. Marines – Sgt. Sonny Campbell, a scout/sniper; 1st Lt. Dan Smithson, an H-34 pilot; and Sgt. Donnie Kimball, a rifleman – will recount their experiences at the Khe Sanh Marine base. In 1967-1968, the Marine base was isolated and underwent relentless attack. It withstood assaults for five months and 18 days, enduring
constant ground, artillery, mortar and rocket fire from North Vietnamese forces. Eventually, more U.S. military were able to reach the base by an overland route and force the North Vietnamese to retreat. American forces subsequently tore down the base to prevent similar attacks in the future. Water and light food will be provided; people should bring their own chairs or blankets.
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Vietnam documentary to air on WEBY From WEBY 1330 AM
A 10-hour tribute program to Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) will air on WEBY 1330 AM Radio in prime time Oct. 26-30. An encore presentation will air in its entirety on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “AFVN: The GI’s Companion, A Tribute to Our Vietnam Veterans” is an exclusive radio presentation of the American Forces Vietnam Network from the 1960s Marine Sgt. Harry Simons
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Drive-through flu vaccinations at NHP From Naval Hospital Pensacola
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting its annual Drive-Through Flu Vaccine Clinic Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon, for all TRICARE beneficiaries. The vaccine will be free, but is only available for TRICARE beneficiaries. The drive-thru 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 or flu mist vaccine for ages 6 months and older. This year, the high dose vaccine will also be available for beneficiaries 65 and older. Beneficiaries using the drive-thru will be able to remain in their car to receive the vaccine, but will be requested to park in a nearby lot for 15 minutes
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Hispanic Heritage Month observed at NASP ... NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Oct. 14 in front of the command headquarters, the Walter LeRoy Richardson Building (Bldg, 1500). ACC (AW/SW) Gavrilla Brooks (left) served as mistress of ceremonies. The event also featured informational displays and samples of Hispanic cuisine. Photo by Janet Thomas
Halloween treats include events at NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
The pumpkins are out and Halloween fun can be found around every corner. There are also a few spooky events on the schedule at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Here are the details: • Haunting Fall Festival: NASP’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department will get into the spirit of things from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, at Blue Angel Recreation Park. The event will feature haunted hay rides, face painting, costume contests and more. Admission is free for all eligible MWR patrons and guests. For more information, call 4536286. • Haunted Lighthouse: The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, 2081 Radford Blvd., will turn into a haunted lighthouse from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 23, and
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October 23, 2015
El Galeon tall ship open for tours until Nov. 1 From VisitPensacola
If you enjoyed Spanish tall ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano’s visit in May, an additional treat is in store. After sailing more than 40,000 nautical miles and visiting dozens of countries, El Galeon, a Colonial-era Spanish galleon replica, sailed into Pensacola Bay on Oct. 21, and docked at Plaza de Luna in downtown Pensacola. The historic two-masted tall ship is owned and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation, a Spanish non-profit organization. The galleon is similar to the one that Tristan de Luna, governor of Florida in the 16th century, sailed when he arrived to what today is called Pensacola Bay. El Galeon will be open to visitors daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 1. Five of the six decks will be available for tour. Admission cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12. Children five and younger are free. School groups are welcomed and invited to tour the ship with advanced arrangement. “The Port of Pensacola is so happy to be a part of bringing another Spanish tall ship to Pensacola for a visit,” said Amy Miller, port director. “Our city’s rich nautical history is rooted in our deep ties to Spain and our Spanish ancestors who first settled this region more than 450 years ago. It’s exciting to be able to bring a
Victoria Foundation in 2009, the ship measures 170feet long by 125-feet tall, has a 30-foot beam, weighs 495 tons and draws 10.5 feet of water. The ship is commanded by Capt. Rosario Fernandez Rodriguez and maneuvered by 22 crew. “Pensacola represents the mutual history of Spain and the United States,” said Maria Davis, honorary vice consul of Spain in Pensacola. “Spain was the superpower of its day and in 1559 the Spanish made their first settlement in Pensacola.” El Galeon originally came to the United States from Spain in 2013 to celebrate Florida’s 500th birthday and El Galeon will be in the port of Pensacola Oct. 21-Nov. 3. has been traveling around the country ever since. The ship has made more than 25 ports of call since its arrival piece of history to our downtown waterfront.” in 2013. El Galeon is a full-scale reconstruction of the popuThe ship is set to depart Pensacola Nov. 2, dependlar 16th Century sailing cargo vessel. Built by the Nao ing on weather and sailing conditions.
Author Kathleen Logan launching her second book Local author Kathleen Vestal Logan will sign copies of her new book, “Women’s Wisdom: Pass It On!” at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1200 Airport Blvd. Logan is the wife of retired Navy Capt. Flack Logan, former commanding officer of the USS Lexington. She is knowledgeable on the effects of military deployment on families.
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content, too,” said Boring. “All of the supporting information on COOL, from the credentialing steps along the top of each page to the pages you access from the top navigation bar, has been redesigned and rewritten to make it easier to understand credentialing and what it means to you. Most importantly, it makes it easier for you to understand what you need to do to get a credential.” A new site-wide search box also provides results in three tabs, showing all results, military occupations on summary pages and COOL credential snapshots pages. Along with the Navy COOL website, the Department of Navy COOL portal site has also been updated. The Navy COOL office is located at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) based at Corry Station, part of Naval Air Station Pensacola. CID is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. With nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID provides training for approximately 22,000 members of the U.S. armed services and allied forces each year. For more information on the Navy COOL program, visit www. cool. navy.mil/usn.
In case of rain the event will be moved to Rosie O’Grady’s at Seville Quarter. The Heroes Among Us speaker WEBY from page 1
and 1970s, never before assembled and aired in the United States. For the 3.4 million Americans who served in Vietnam and the surounding theater during the war, AFVN was the soundtrack of their lives while in Southeast Asia. AFVN disc jockeys, newsmen, sportscasters and special program hosts brought the sound of home to Vietnam. American service men, service women,
series includes six events each year to salute Northwest Florida residents from all branches of military service. It is organized by members of the Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment
civilians and even South Vietnamese citizens regularly listened to AFVN for music, news, entertainment and other important information. AFVN was heard everywhere: on bases, aboard ships, in cockpits, and in the fields of battle. AFVN was with American troops on demand 24 hours a day throughout Vietnam and several other countries in the region. Wherever Americans were, AFVN accompanied them. AVFN is the radio net-
Logan’s first book, “Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters after Fifty,” was published in 2006. Her new book is intended to be a “how-to guide” for life and the everyday struggles women face as they age into adulthood. For more information, go to www. womens wisdom pass it on. com.
066, to support Marines In Distress, a MCL veterans assistance fund established to provide immediate financial grants to veterans in need. Since the beginning of the speaker series in 2013, the organ-
work where Adrian Cronauer signed on with “Gooooooood Morning, Vietnam” (the basis for the film “Good Morning, Vietnam” starring Robin Williams). Pat Sajak (of “Wheel of Fortune” fame) also served at AFVNSaigon in 1968 and 1969. In April 1975, AFVN in Saigon famously played Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” as a signal for the remaining Americans that the final evacuation of Saigon had begun. The purpose of this tribute
ization has collected $45,000 in donations for the fund. For more information, go to veterans memorial park pensacola. org and click on the calendar menu.
broadcast is to honor our Vietnam veterans and the role AFVN played in providing Americans a sense of home back in the States. Pensacola resident Marine Cpl. Harry Simons (later Sgt. Harry Simons), using the on-air call sign “Your Brother,” was stationed at both AFVNSaigon and AFVN-Danang from 1967-1969. Simons, a lifelong broadcaster, recently provided WEBY with many hours of original studio master tape record-
ings of his “Boss Radio” style rock and roll music programs. These programs that aired nearly 50 years ago have been provided for the purpose of sharing these historical broadcasts with his fellow veterans. 1330 WEBY is the most powerful AM radio station on the Gulf Coast between Tampa and New Orleans, La. This broadcast tribute to Vietnam veterans will also simulcast worldwide on the internet at www. 1330 weby.com.
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to be monitored for any possible vaccine reactions before driving away to enjoy the day. Vaccines are currently available to all TRICARE beneficiaries at NHP’s Immunization Clinic Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beneficiaries enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team can also visit their team during normal clinic hours without an appointment to receive the vaccine. For more information, contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257.
Cars line up at Naval Hospital Pensacola’s drive-through flu shot clinic in 2014. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg
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tomorrow, Oct. 24. It is a fun, friendly and frightful event for the entire family, based on a traditional haunted house. Children must be age 7 or older or 44 inches tall and be able to climb tower stairs unassisted. Costumes are encouraged, but appropriate clothes and shoes are needed for climbing safety. The fun will be repeated Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. No reservations will be taken in advance. Admission is $6 for adults, and $4 for children. For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org or call 393-1561. • Halloween at the museum: The National Naval Aviation Museum will present its 17th annual Halloween celebration from
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31. A mascot meet-and-greet is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Blue Angels Atrium. The event will feature treats (while supplies last) and special offers on museum attractions. Children in costume get free admission to the IMAX movie “The Magic of Flight” with a paying adult. Rides also will be free for children in costume at the Blue Angel 4D Experience in Hangar Bay One with a paying adult. A ride on the “Superstition” motion-based simulator and a dog tag will cost $8 and all regular priced items from the Flight Deck Museum Store will be $10 off. For more information, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.
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Costume crisis: Frankenstein vs. sexy pizza rat By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
hen I was growing up, Halloween was simple. All we had to do was be scary, be scared and get candy. But then about 20 years ago, society was hit with a tidal wave of global information technology. Although the full impact of the Internet on society is yet unknown, the “sexy pizza rat costume” is clear evidence that Halloween isn’t all about jack-olanterns, trick or treating, and horror movies anymore. A few weeks ago, someone in New York City took a 14 second video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down some dirty subway stairs and uploaded it. With 7.7 million views on YouTube, the otherwise unremarkable rat has become a viral sensation. Yandy.com, a costume and lingerie company, capitalized on the trend, and has sold out its “Sexy Pizza Rat” Halloween costume for a mere $90 a pop. Rodents aren’t the only things being made into sexy Halloween costumes these days. Costume companies
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are adding miniskirts, booty shorts and exposed midriffs to costumes resembling Donald Trump, Minions, Cecil the Lion, sock monkeys, Ronald McDonald, the Cat in the Hat, lobsters and goldfish. In the 1970s, we didn’t have sexy costumes. In fact, most store-bought costumes came in cheap boxed sets, consisting of a 100 percent polyester sheath that tied in the back like a hospital gown that were supposed to resemble cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Sleeping Beauty or Fred Flintstone. Made of eggshell-thin plastic, the masks had two round holes to see through and a tiny slit at the mouth. Presumably meant for breathing, the slit wasn’t very big and made Halloween a steamy, uncomfortable affair. The masks would crack with the slightest pressure, and the thin elastic
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. band that went around the head had a working life of about an hour. As cheap as they were, I always wanted a storebought costume, but my first-
grade-teacher mother refused to buy them because they required “no creativity.” Instead, we were set adrift with nothing but our resourcefulness and what we could find around the house. Just like the children in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” a white sheet with two holes cut in it could do the trick. Many of the neighborhood children dressed up as sheet ghosts for Halloween, but seeing as all our bed sheets had daisies or model Ts printed on them, my brother and I had to get a little more creative. For a couple of years, I used a gray wig my grandmother had discarded, along with a crocheted shawl and some glasses made out of pipe cleaners, to disguise myself as “an old lady.” Other years, I was a hobo, an Indian squaw or a clown, all made from things lying around the house. One year, my brother used income from his paper route and a mail-order add in the back of his Mad magazine to score a green rubber “Creature from the Black Lagoon” mask. Even though he wore it with jeans and a sweatshirt, it terrified me because I had
recently seen the movie. My parents had decided that I was old enough to stay up after the “Carol Burnett Show” on Saturday nights to watch “Chiller Theater,” a weekly double feature of old horror movies. With my brother propped on the couch, and me in a sleeping bag on the floor in front of our console TV, we gazed bug-eyed at classics such as “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” “The Man Who Reclaimed His Head,” “The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” It’s too bad that nowadays, children gaze bug-eyed at the sexy costumes that permeate the Internet and stores. Instead of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, they see Sexy Pizza Rat and Sexy Big Bird. In the pre-Internet days, it didn’t matter whether the costumes were of the store bought or homemade variety, Halloween was less about the costumes and more about being scary, or if you were like me, being scared. And like the Clark Bars, Chiclets and popcorn balls on Halloween night, there were plenty of each to go around.
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October 23, 2015
NASP volunteers spend day helping others at United Wayâ€™s By Jamie Link NASP PAO Intern
Day of Caring
ore than a dozen Sailors and civilian employees representing Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) joined other community volunteers Oct. 16 during the Escambia County United Wayâ€™s Day of Caring. Projects that NASP personnel worked on included Blue Angels Elementary School, C.A. Weis Elementary School and a residence scheduled to become a childrenâ€™s home at Lakeview Center. The NASP participants were among the 1,381 volunteers that turned out and completed 84 projects for this year. It was the 23rd consecutive year for the event. Bryan Camacho of Lakeview Center supervised the work of NASP Sailors and was pleased with the results. â€œIâ€™ve got these Sailors clearing the woodline to make a privacy fence for this facility that is being prepped for a childrenâ€™s home,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s great to have all these hard workers to get the job
done.â€? Other NASP participants worked at C.A .Weis Elementary School painting, power washing and helping with clean up the outside of the building. â€œWeâ€™ve had help in past years from this event but this is the first year weâ€™ve been given NAS Pensacola participants,â€? said the schoolâ€™s assistant principle, Christine Baker. â€œThis OS1(SW) Byron Harris helps paint the U.S. map on the floor of the back patio of C.A. Weis Elementary School. saves us so much time and Photo by Jamie Link we appreciate them coming out to help us.â€? United Way Day of Caringâ€™s goal is to improve the community through the efforts of local volunteers in one day of service. During the Escambia County event, volunteers provided an estimated 8,725 hours of service valued at $201,286.
ACC Gavrila Brooks and ACC Karim Tilley build raised AN Megan May and IT3 Lillian Ware paint near the flower beds at Blue Angels Elementary School. Photo front of C.A. Weis Elementary School. Photo by Jamie by AC1 Diana Guess Link
LN2 Hannah Simpson helps paint a United States Sailors from NASP discuss a course of action with Baptist Health Care Lakeview Centerâ€™s Bryan Camacho and map on the floor of the back patio of C.A. Weis Ele- begin clearing brush for privacy fence construction at the centerâ€™s childrenâ€™s residence. Once completed, the mentary School. Photo by Jamie Link new fence will help divide the neighboring homes from the centerâ€™s back yard. Photo by Jamie Link
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October 23, 2015
Fire safety month: Campfire safety From Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast
efore building a campfire, know all the local rules regarding open fires where you’re camping. In many areas, campfires are allowed in designated areas only. And if conditions are dry or otherwise unfavourable, fires may be prohibited. Heed warnings from government agencies, and if it’s windy or dry, don’t build a fire. If a fire ring is available, use it. Otherwise, when preparing a campfire, select a site a safe distance away from grass, trees and tents. An area 10 feet around the campfire should be cleared of ground litter, twigs, leaves and organic material, down to bare soil. The site also should be upwind from the sleeping area to prevent catching a tent or sleeping bag on fire from a spark or ember. Encircle the campfire pit with rocks. There are a variety of products that may be safely used to
help ignite your fire, but resist the temptation to use gasoline and other petroleum-based liquids, which can cause dangerous explosions. Build your fire with very small pieces of kindling laid first. Add small pieces of wood on top of the kindling, then continue adding larger pieces of wood on top of those. Keep your fire a manageable size, and keep a pail of sand or water nearby, along with a shovel, in case they are needed to control the fire or extinguish it. Pile extra firewood away from the flames, making sure it is upwind from the fire. When the campfire is burning, someone should always attend it. Be sure flying embers don’t land on anything flammable, and beware of sudden gusts of wind that can spread a fire.
A fire ring helps contain live embers and makes extinguishing the fire easier. Photo by Mike O’Connor
The fire should be extinguished when conditions are unsafe, before you bed down and any time you leave the campsite. To put out a campfire, drown it with water. Make sure all embers, coals and pieces of wood
are wet. Turn rocks and logs with a shovel so you can douse hot coals beneath them. Then use the shovel to stir the embers, add more water and stir again. Add still more water if necessary. Be sure all burning mate-
rial has been extinguished and cooled. For any questions regarding campfire safety, call Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast Fire Prevention Branch at 4522898.
Halloween fire safety tips From National Fire Proiection Association
• When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If you are making your own costume, choose material that won’t easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out. • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away
from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters. • It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of way of trickor-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards. • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
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• Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. (Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.) • Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting. • If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ homes, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.
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October 23, 2015
‘Together We Are One Voice Against Domestic Violence’ National Domestic Violence Awareness Month encourages people to ‘Break the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence’ By Sheri Grabus NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office
avy installations around the world are observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, and are encouraging people to talk about this sensitive topic by spreading the message: “Together We Are One Voice Against Domestic Violence.” It’s a vital message, as victims may hesitate to report abuse or seek help for a number of reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million women and men during a year. The vast majority of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victims report that they knew their perpetrator. These numbers are staggering, and yet they probably under-represent the problem. Victims of domestic violence may fear judgment or stigmatization if they reveal the abuse,
be embarrassed of their situation, or be distrustful of local law enforcement or other systems, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This makes it less likely they will report the abuse. In addition, victims of violence may be unaware of what services are available to help them. Through installation Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC), the Department of Defense’s Family Advocacy Program is trying to overcome barriers that prevent military members and their families from seeking help when confronted with domestic violence. Dr. Julie LaRow, a clinical counselor at the FFSC onboard Naval Air Station Whiting
Field, says that one way to reduce domestic violence is to prevent it before it starts. Prevention efforts include educating people on the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, as well as providing resources to reduce stress, manage conflict and enhance communication. “At Fleet and Family, we offer a range of supportive services including individual and couples counseling, community referrals, financial counseling, and employment readiness,” LaRow said. “We also offer classes on communication and managing conflict.” The FFSC also provides
counseling services to treat victims as well as offenders. Services are confidential, according to LaRow. “We work very hard to protect each person’s right to privacy. We will review these rights before beginning any type of service.” Military members or dependents who need help may contact the NAS Whiting Field FFSC at 623-7177. Anyone needing support, regardless of military status, may contact the Florida Abuse Hotline 24 hours a day/seven days a week at 800962-2873. Of course, a big part of the message during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is “one
voice.” This emphasizes that domestic violence will only end when we band together as a community to recognize and confront the issue. As an example, this month the Navy focused on emphasizing its core values – asking its people how honor, courage and commitment could be applied to make a difference. “Ending domestic violence is a community effort that requires our attention,” LaRow continued. “Domestic violence can be fatal and we must work together to get the message out that intimate partner violence goes against core military and civilian values.”
Runners turn out for NASWF Energy Awareness 5K, Energy Expo By Jay Cope NASWF Public Affairs
Runners take off at the start of the 5K Energy Awareness Run held at NAS Whiting Field. The run supported energy conservation efforts across the installation and included an expo sponsored by Gulf Power showcasing that “the future of energy conservation is now.” Photo by Ens. Jeremy Griffin
Gulf Power and Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) teamed up to hold the 2015 Energy Awareness 5K and Energy Expo Oct. 7 in front of the installation’s fitness center. This is the first time the Energy Awareness 5K has been accompanied by the expo, and Gulf Power brought a selection of interesting displays to promote responsible energy usage and conservation. A 50-foot long trailer filled with new energy efficient technologies dominated the display area, however, the three electric vehicles, the electric bike and the information tent garnered significant activity as well. More than 150 participants ran the 8 a.m. 5K race with most of the runners hanging around to
look at the displays. The Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and BMW i3 had open doors for people to sit in the vehicles and test them out for comfort, though Gulf Power representative Chris Hood emphasized that the real appeal for the cars is their economy. “The cars are great for anyone with a commute less than 50 miles,” he said. “The cost of using the cars equates to about $1 per gallon.” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau kicked-off the race by reminding everyone of the importance of energy conservation to the installation. “The base spends about $185,000 per month in energy costs, so every computer you shut down, and every light you turn off helps,” he said. “Our public works team has done a terrific job
with their energy savings initiatives over the past year, but they need our help to meet our energy conservation goals.” The annual goal for reduction in energy consumption for NAS Whiting Field is 2.5 percent. Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the run portion of the festivities, and participation was the highest for any 5K in recent memory. Ens. John Paul Wieman took the top spot with a time of 17:59, but all the runners were winners with a small MWR bag with a T-shirt, key chain and water bottle presented to each person who registered for the event. The turnout was especially pleasing to Jason Poe, NAS Whiting Field’s energy manager. “MWR did a great job putting on the run, and it was a great event. I would love to have a turnout like this every year,” he said.
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Wear pink to walk at NEX event The Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall has scheduled a breast cancer awareness event for 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 24. All military ID and rapid pass holders are invited to participate in the Pink Walk at the NASP Corry Station track and field behind the NEX mall off of Highway 98 West. Hydrating stations will be available, and all participants are encouraged to wear pink. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 4588250.
Flag retirement ceremony announced A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, at the northwest pavilion of the Lexington Terrace Park on Old Corry Field Road. The pledge allegiance will be led by State Rep. Mike Hill. Escambia District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill and Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan will speak. Retired Army Lt. Col. Tex Hill will read a flag retirement statement. The bugler will sound “Taps” as each flag is placed on the fire. After all the flags have been retired, the brass grommets will be collected and passed to veterans in attendance. Persons desiring to participate or bring flags, can contact Tom Vandiver at 572-1225 from 8 a.m. to noon daily or by e-mail at email@example.com.
HT-8 reunion scheduled for Oct. 30 Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field will be celebrating its 65th anniversary this fall. The squadron has scheduled a member reunion for Oct. 30. If you are a current or former member and are interesting in attending, contact Lt. Becca Smith at (207) 299-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golfers can play in Presidents’ Cup
The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) has scheduled the sixth annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament for Oct. 29. A shotgun start will begin at noon at the Pensacola Naval Air Station’s A.C. Read Golf Course. The tournament is open to the public. The entry fee, is $100 and includes golf cart, range balls, door prizes, lunch, post-round dinner and event polo golf shirts. For more information or to register, call 434-2800, or go to www.pensacolasports.com.
Figure skating club offering lessons Figure skating lessons will be offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pensacola Bay Center. A learnto-skate package is available. Other dates for lessons are Oct. 29, Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 10, Nov. 12, Nov. 17
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Mud Run scheduled in Cantonment The third annual Pensacola Mud Run is scheduled for Oct. 24 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3047 County Highway 95A, in Cantonment. The first heat will take off at 7:30 a.m. The event, sponsored by Pathways for Change, will feature a 5 mile/20 obstacle course and a 1 mile/5 obstacle kid run. Food, refreshments and showers will be available at the finish line. Registration options include $59 for a competitive heat, $49 for a regular non-timed heat and $29 for the kids run. For more information, go to http://pensacola mudrun.com.
Cancer Society plans walk Oct. 31 The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is scheduled for Oct. 31 at Cordova Mall by Steak and Shake. Registration for the noncompetitive event begins at 7 a.m. and the walk is set to start at 8 a.m. To learn more about the event and how you can become involved, visit makingstrideswalk.org/pensacolafl or contact the local office at 266-2280 or email@example.com.
Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4-5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel
more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration deadline is Oct. 30. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.
Workshop teaches suicide prevention
A SafeTALK workshop, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to resources. They are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.
Event to honor veterans announced
B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., is planning to honor veterans in the local community at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 8 and younger. To purchase tickets, call 433-7311.
Army jazz band to play at Saenger
The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Free tickets can be picked up at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 22 East Intendencia St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All ticket holders must be seated by 6:45 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 6:50 p.m. For more information go to www.pensacola saenger.com.
Flu shots available at VA Care Center Eligible veterans who want a flu shot can get one at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, Pensacola. Shots will be given during any upcoming behavioral health, primary care or specialty care appointment, or at the walk-in flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.
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By Jack Santino Library of Congress Research Center
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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Tate band announces trip to Pearl Harbor Showband to join international band performance on Dec. 7, 2016 From Kim Stefansson Escambia County School District Public Relations Coordinator
ate High School’s Showband of the South has marched its way into the hearts of parade audiences in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Cotton Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl parades and even a St. Patty’s Day Parade in Dublin. Tate’s most recent major trip was to Philadelphia last November to march in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and to visit Washington, D.C., before traveling back south. But Oct. 13, their director stood up in a room filled with students and parents attending a Booster Club meeting to announce the 2016/2017 trip – a once in a lifetime trip. Tate’s band has been invited to perform as a band in an experience they should
never forget. In the winter of 2016/17, the Showband of the South will perform at the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in an international mass band in Hawaii. The invitation stated, “Your group has been awarded the honor of representing your community by performing at Pearl Harbor, on the pier of the USS Battleship Missouri with other outstanding musicians from around the United States
Escambia County’s Tate High School Band performs at the 2014 Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Mike O’Connor
of America and Japan, in a worldwide live webcast ‘Gift of Music’ concert on Dec.7, 2016.” Band Director Mike Philley told the students and parents gathered in the band room that this seemed like a great fit for their band because they are living in a Navy town. The band feels a connection to World War II veterans as they have participated for years at the Dec. 7 events held each year onboard NAS Pensacola
and, when Pensacola organizers worked together to fund an Honor Flight to help World War II veterans travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial there, Tate musicians were there, performing in the airport, when those veterans returned to Pensacola. “When we started,” Philley said, “there were 10 survivors in attendance at the Dec. 7 performances. More
recently, there were only four. We would love it if they could make arrangements for them to attend with us.” The band director acknowledged that the trip is going to take a great deal of effort to raise enough money to ensure every student in the band who wants to participate can participate. He told them that he was announcing this trip now, because this gives them over a year to get ready. The band has 215
members and they are all going to need family and community support to raise enough funds to make this trip happen. Fund raising plans will be announced by the group’s booster club in the near future. For more information, go to Escambia Schools Public Relations on www. face book. com/ ecsd. public to see pictures of recent events. Visit ECSD’s web page at www. escambia schools.org.
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PSC presenting seasonal shows at planetarium From Pensacola State College
ean back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of seasonal shows at the Pensacola Junior College (PSC) planetarium, Bldg. 21, on the Pensacola campus. Upcoming shows include: â€˘ â€œDark Side of the Moonâ€? at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 30; and at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. â€˘ â€œSeason of Lightâ€? at 5 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. â€˘ â€œLet it Snowâ€? at 7 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Doors open 20 minutes before show times. No one is admitted after the show begins. â€œDark Side of the Moonâ€? runs 40 minutes and appeals to adults. Lose
yourself in Pink Floydâ€™s legendary rock â€™nâ€™ roll masterpiece, enhanced by PSCâ€™s high-definition, full dome video system. Surround sound and mesmerizing images create an unforgettable experience. More than a laser show, itâ€™s a totally new digital revolution in sight and sound. â€œLet it Snowâ€? runs 32 minutes and appeals to all ages. Embark on a holiday musical journey with festive animation and full dome scenery. Seasonal classics performed by Frank
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Sinatra, Burl Ives, Ella Fitzgerald, Brenda Lee and others are topped off with a grand finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. â€œSeason of Lightâ€? runs 35 minutes and appeals to grade five and older. The coldest and darkest of seasons also holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. The show presents religious and cultural rituals that light up the winter solstice including Christian, Jewish, Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi. Audiences also explore Northern hemisphere winter constellations and explains why the Earth has seasons. Tickets for â€œLet it Snowâ€? and â€œSeason of Lightâ€? are $4 for preschoolers; $5 for grades K-12; and $6 for adults. All tickets to â€œDark Side of the Moonâ€? are $6.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket will be on sale at the door. Tickets are available at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or online using Vendini. For ticket information, call the Lyceum Box Office at 484-1847. For planetarium information, go to http:// planetarium.pensacolastate.edu/.
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Hair metal band Tesla is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 23, at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Photo by Freddy Salazar
Listen to the music at the fair From Pensacola Interstate Fair
The 81st Pensacola Interstate Fair is delivering fun and excitement along with big name music acts and television personalities. “We are very excited to bring this level of entertainment to Pensacola,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “The artists we have lined up this year are chart toppers and terrific performers.” Hair metal band Tesla will perform hit songs from the 1980s and 1990s at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 23. They are best known for the classic 1980s power ballad “Love Song.” Their newest album, “Simplicity,” was released in 2014. At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 24, country singer Frankie Ballard is scheduled to perform. Since getting his start on Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” in 2008, Ballard
has opened shows for artists such as Chesney and Lady Antebellum. His songs include “Sunshine & Whiskey,” “Helluva Life” and “Young & Crazy.” Local bands will show their talent during the Sunday Showcase Oct. 25. Country star Chris Janson will take the stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Along with writing his own hits, Janson has written singles for other country artists such as Justin Moore and Tim McGraw. Local country sensation Chloe Channell is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Channell began her singing career at age seven on the Farmers Opry stage. She has since earned national attention by performing at Radio City Music Hall during the quarterfinals of “America’s Got Talent.” Cornell Gunter’s Coasters will perform two shows at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 29. The
Coaster’s hits include “Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak” and “Love Potion Number Nine.” Country chart topper Cole Swindell is scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Swindell has written songs for artists such as Craig Campbell and Luke Bryan along with releasing his own hits “Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” His newest single, is “Let Me See Ya Girl.” Country band Parmalee will perform at 4 p.m. Oct. 31. The band hit songs include “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine.” All musical performances are located on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Entertainment shows at the Pensacola Interstate Fair are free with the price of admission. For more information, call 944-4500 or go to www. pensacolafair.com.
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“Everest” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Hotel Transylvania” (2D) PG, 5:30 p.m.; “The Intern,” PG-13, 8 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Everest” (3D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “The Intern,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 8 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG13, noon; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Hotel Transylvania” (2D) PG, 5 p.m.
“Everest” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG-13, noon; “Hotel Transylvania” (2D) PG, 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; “The Intern,” PG-13, 7 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania” (2D) PG, 5 p.m.; “The Intern,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Visit,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania” (3D) PG, 5 p.m.; “Everest” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Perfect Guy,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Black Mass,” R, 7:10 p.m.
“Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Everest” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “A Walk in the Woods,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “No Escape,” R, 7:10 p.m.
“The Visit,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Intern,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. Haunting Fall Festival: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, Blue Angel Recreation Park. Haunting Fall Festival. Event will feature haunted hay rides, face painting, costume contests and more. This event is free for all eligible MWR patrons and guests. For more information, call 453-6286. Blue Angel Air • Saturday SailShow: The Navy's ing Classes: Blue Angel Park Outpost Flight Demonstration Marina. You only Squadron, the Blue have to take one Angels, will close the Saturday class to be 2015 season at the certified to rent sail- annual Homecoming boats. Intermediate Air Show aboard class is 10 a.m. to 3 Naval Air Station Penp.m. tomorrow, Oct. sacola Nov. 6-7. Ad24. Cost is $40. For mission is free and information or to guests can bring schedule a class, portable chairs or blankets. Reserved call 281-5489. • Special Needs seating options are Resource and In- available. For more information Work- formation, go to www. shop: 10 a.m. to NASPensacolaAir 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 Show.com/. at Corry Child Development Center, 4119 Children’s Lane. Worshop is offered for parents that have children with special needs. Parent Training and Information Network (POPIN) helps parents connect to information, resources and training for their children with special needs. For more information, contact Carissa Bergosh, 458-6588. • Aqua Zumba Classes: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Music and exercise classes are free. Other classes will be added at the outdoor pools. For more information, call 452-4392. • Youth Sports: Sports include soccer, flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Dates and fees vary. For more information, call 4523810 or 452-2417. • Trailers for rent: Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Reserve a two bedroom trailer that sleeps six. No smoking and no pets. Fall TV special: NFL Sunday Ticket available. Watch every NFL game played on Sunday. For more information, call 390-6133. • Job opening: MWR has an opening for a visual information specialist to be responsible for website design and social media and smartphone apps. Applicants should have five years related experience in multimedia and web design or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Applicants must be skilled in computer and software programs including Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. For information and to apply for MWR jobs, go to http://www.navymwrpensacola.com/jobs.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.
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Fleet and Family Support Center • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Conflict Resolution and Management: 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Practice skills that prevent conflicts from escalating and learn how to work with others to solve problems. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • SAPR Training: The NASP SAPR team will present New Unit SAPR POC training at 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the McKamey Center. To reserve seats for training, contact Lead SARC Lillie Johnson (email@example.com,
452.5109), SARC Anne Ballensinger (anne.ballensinger@ navy.mil, 452.9017) or SAPR VA Kristy Malone (kristy. firstname.lastname@example.org, 452.5328). • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Each type of disaster requires different safety measures. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia
County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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