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NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field selected region nominees for FY-15 CNIC Installation Excellence Award ... Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, has announced the Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) nominees to CNIC for the FY-15 CNIC Installation Excellence Award: the nominees are NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field for large and small installations, respectively. For more, see next week’s Gosport.

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NASP, NASWF Navy Community Service Program award winners From ComNavReg SE Jacksonville

Commander, Navy Region Southeast, (CNRSE) has announced the regional competition winners for the 2013-2014 Navy Community Service Program (NCSP) awards. This year’s recipients epitomized Navy core values and demonstrated a sincere commitment to community service throughout the Southeast region. Regional first-place winners will be forwarded for the Navywide competition. Regional winners by categories are as follows: A. Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship Sea – 500 or more: First place, USS America. Shore – 500 or more: First place, NAS Pensacola. Second place – NAS Jacksonville. Third place – Patrol Squadron 30. Shore – 200-499:

First place – Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Unit Keesler, Miss. Second place – NSA Panama City. Third place – NAS Whiting Field. Sea – 200 and under: First place FBM Operational Test Support Unit Two Cape Canaveral. Shore – 200 and under: First place – TRITRAFAC Kings Bay, Ga. Second place – Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola. B. Health, safety and fitness flagship Shore – 500 or more: First place – NAS Pensacola. Second place – NAS Jacksonville and Patrol Squadron 30 (tie). Shore – 200-499: First place – Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler, Miss. Second place – Naval Construction Training Center Gulfport, Miss.

Blue Angels over Ospreys ... Six MV-22B Osprey transport aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 Reinforced (VMM-365) made a stop at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field’s transient line for refueling following a training exercise Oct. 21. Shortly after refueling, crews and the 120 disembarked Marines had the opportunity to watch a practice performance of the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. (Above) The Blues diamond formation comes in over the Ospreys at Sherman Field. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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Navy Region Southeast launches Navy Gold Star Program By Twilla Smith Navy Region Southeast PAO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Navy Region Southeast has launched a program to assist Gold Star Families – those whose family members have died in military service – as a part of an initiative started by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).

The Navy Gold Star (NGS) Program ensures that surviving families of deceased service members are not forgotten and remain part of the Navy family for as long as they desire. Gold Star Families consist of surviving family members of those whose

loved ones died on active duty or those designated as Prisoner of War/Missing in A c t i o n (POW/MIA). Survivors are not only primary and secondary next-of-kin, but may include other family members. Eligible for this program are the widow, parents and the

Halloween fun includes events aboard NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

NASP Halloween trick-or-treating hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31 throughout base housing onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and NASP Corry Station for authorized dependents. Base security will provide additional patrols to help keep little “goblins” safe. For more information, contact NASP Chief of Police Carl Matthews at 4522653. You can also take your pick from wicked events to celebrate Halloween. Here are just a few: • Haunted Lighthouse: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 24, and tomorrow, Oct. 25, at the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, 2081 Radford Blvd. Children must be age 7 or older or 44 inches tall and be able to climb tower stairs unassisted. Costumes are encouraged, but ap-

propriate 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, call 393-1561. • Museum event: The National Naval Aviation Museum will present its16th annual halloween celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25. The event will feature treats (while supplies last) and special offers on museum attractions. Children in costume get one free admission to one IMAX movie with an adult at regular admission price (limit one free child admission per adult). Rides will be free for children in costume at the Blue Angel 4D Experience in Hangar Bay One. For more information, go to www.Naval Aviation Museum.org or call the Naval Aviation

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next of kin. The term “widow” includes widower; the term “parents” includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother or father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis; the term “next of kin” includes children, brothers, sisters, half-brothers, and half-sisters; and the term “children” includes stepchildren and children through adoption.

The program is enhanced by the active participation of new NGS region and installation coordinators, which are the lead agents for actions within the long-term casualty support process. Navy Region Southeast’s coordinator for the Navy Gold Star Program is Rufus Bundrige.

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Schnitzel on the menu at Sherman Field Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

There’s a new chef aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and his German accent offers a hint about what he is dishing up. The menu at Schnitzels, a curbside kitchen enterprise that opened Oct. 1, features European-style food with a focus on German and Austrian cuisine. You will find the bright green trailer parked in front of the NEX Sherman Field barbershop. The chef behind the operation is Uwe Finkgraef, a German baker who has dreamed of establishing a food business in Pensacola since his first visit to the area in 1997. He said he fell in love with the beauty of the area.

“The beaches are so beautiful,” he said. In Germany, Uwe’s mobile bakeries can be found at high-end festivals and the traditional Christmas markets, and he previously owned a business similar to Schnitzels. Uwe said his grandmother taught him to cook and over the years he has collected recipes from family members and friends. The menu offers several types of schnitzel featuring

hand pounded pork cutlets, coated in a homemade breading and lightly fried. Other well-known dishes include German potato salad, sauerkraut, Bavarian bratwurst and currywurst. Comfort food choices include beef stew and a baked cheese and pasta dish. Unique items include sandwiches served on pretzel buns and homemade condiments.

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Schnitzels is located in the parked in front of the NEX Sherman Field barbershop. You can order food to go or dine outdoors at one of the picnic tables.

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Gulf Coast VA, Pensacola community set to serve homeless vets in stand down From Jerron Barnett Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Public Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will partner with community-based agen-

cies to serve the area’s homeless veterans during a stand down event today, Oct. 24. The event is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held behind the Gulf Coast VA’s Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), located at

790 Veterans Way, along Highway 98 in west Pensacola. Escambia County Area Transit will provide free bus service for homeless veterans to and from the stand down. Homeless veterans can pick up free ECAT tickets at the following loca-

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Shore –200 or less: First place – Naval Aviation Schools Command Pensacola. C. Campaign Drug Free flagship Shore – 500 or more: First place – Patrol Squadron 30. Second place – NAS Jacksonville. Shore – 200-499: First place – Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler, Miss. Second place – NAS Whiting Field. Shore – 200 or less: First place – Naval Aviation Schools Command Pensacola. D. Project Good Neighbor Flagship Sea – 500 or more: First place – Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 Gulfport, Miss. Shore – 500 or more: First place – Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola. Second place – NAS Jacksonville. Third place – Naval Nuclear Power Training Command Goose Creek, S.C. Sea – 200-499: First place – USS Gettysburg. Shore - 200-499: First place – Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler, Miss. Second place – NSA Panama City. Third place – NAS Whiting Field. Shore – 200 and under: First place – Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Detachment Sheppard AFB, Texas. Second place – TRITRAFAC Kings Bay, Ga. Third place – Naval Technical Training Center Meridian, Miss. E. Environmental Stewardship Flagship Sea - 500 or more: First place – USS America. Shore - 500 or more: First place – NAS Pensacola. Second place – NAS Jacksonville. Sea - 200 and under: First place – FBM Operational Test Support Unit Two Cape Canaveral. Shore – 200 and under: First place – Naval Aviation Schools Command Pensacola. Second place – Naval Construction Training Center Gulfport, Miss. The following command nomination packages will be forwarded to CNIC for consideration in the special recognition award category, the USS Bainbridge Award for overall excellence in community service. Shore - 500 or more: NAS Pensacola. Shore – 200-499: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler, Miss. Shore – 200 or less: Naval Aviation Schools Command Pensacola. “Bravo Zulu to all of this year’s winners for fostering active and successful command-sponsored volunteer community service programs,” Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Mary Jackson said in the release. “My sincerest personal thanks to all commands and individuals who selflessly volunteered their time to improve the quality of life in our local communities. Your leadership has been inspiring. Best of luck in the Navywide competition.”

“Survivors tell us that one of the greatest challenges they face in their grief journey is rebuilding resiliency as they transition to their new normal,” said Bundrige. “A huge help in the resiliency building process for survivors is the reassurance that their loved one will never be forgotten and that they still can maintain their link to the Navy culture. Navy Gold Star’s mission is to deliver survivor assistance programs and services through a holistic approach.” “My plans for NRSE is to provide first class service that is second to none, with continued support to our survivors as needed that exceeds their expecta-

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Museum Foundation at 4532389. • Haunted ship: “Ghosts” will be haunting the decks of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at Plaza de Luna Pier at the south end of Palafox Street. The ship will be open to the public and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring one can of nonperishable food to donate. The haunted ship is not recommended for children younger than 10. Free carnival games will be offered pierside for younger children. For more information, call Ens. Stephanie Knaup or MKC Jack Porter at 3617246 or go to http://cy-

Onboard NAS Pensacola, Gold Star Family (GSF) parking spaces are designated at Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall, Pensacola Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Center and Naval Hospital Pensacola.

tion. I would desire nothing less than

presshauntedship.com. • Boo at the Zoo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway. There will be a trail of trick-ortreating stations. Children and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes. Admission is $12 for adults and children. Children 2 and younger will admitted or free. For more information, call 932-2229 or go to www.GBZoo.com. • Halloween Trolley Tour: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. The tour will feature singing, interactive visits with witches and goodies for everyone. The rides last 90 minutes, beginning and ending at the visitor information center. The tour is a production of First City Shakespeare in

vide services and information to homeless veterans and/or families of homeless veterans. Homeless veterans who need more information about this event should call Stephen Voigt at 912-2268 or Robert Gravley at 725-1819.

that which I would provide to my own family,” Bunbrige added. All GSP personnel have been trained and supplied with the informational tools needed to standardize the process to effectively provide assistance to Gold Star Families. “I feel this program is important because of the long-term or short-term connection that it provides to the survivors, as they’re loved ones have paid the ultimate sacrifice.” The Navy Gold Star Program is all inclusive and will provide services to any branch of services qualifying survivors. For more information about the Navy Gold Star Program go to www. navygoldstar.com or to https://www. facebook.com/NavyGoldStar.

conjunction with Pensacola Winterfest. For more information or to buy tickets, go to http://pensacolawinterfest.org. • Egg Haunt: Children should wear costumes and bring their flashlights to the Halloween Egg Haunt from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex. There will be five egg haunts for children from stroller age to 13 years old. Times are 6:15 p.m. for ages stroller to 2; 6:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 4; 6:50 p.m. for ages 5 to 7; 7:10 p.m. for ages 8 to 10; and 7:30 p.m. for ages 11 to 13. There will also be a carnival, a haunted hayride and a spooky nature trail. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item to Manna Food

Pantries. For more information, call 436-5670. • Into the woods: The Halloween Haunted Castle and Evil Woods is scheduled Oct. 24 to Oct. 31 at Medieval Village located at Osprey Lane and Highway 64 near the I-10 Wilcox Road exit in Robertsdale, Ala. The spooky fun will begin at dark. Activities include drive-in movies, a pumpkin patch tour, gypsy fortune tellers, a dark carnival sideshow and trick-ortreating. Admission to the grounds is free. Admission to the hayride and haunted castle is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the gate. For more information, call 572-1407 or go to www.gcrf.us.

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Local NEX officials are happy that hungry customers will have a new food vendor to serve their needs. And Schnitzels seems to be a hit with customers. John Oliver, a self-described foodie who works at the NASP communications office, was pleasantly surprised when he stopped by to try out Schnitzels. “I give it two thumbs up,” he said. “I think this is going to be pretty popular.” Schnitzels is currently open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can take your food with you or relax and dine al fresco at one of the picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. And if you time it right, you can watch the Blue Angels practice while you eat. Future plans include the addition of a weekly special dish from one of the various regions of Europe, and Finkgraef will be finetuning the menu to fit customer’s desires. For more information, call 677-3007 or go to www.goschnitzels.com.

Uwe Finkgraef, the owner and operator of Schnitzels, prepares pork cutlets for frying. Finkgraef, who is from Germany, serves up a variety of homemade Europeanstyle food. Photo by Janet Thomas

NHP: extended hours for flu vaccinations ... Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Immunization Clinic will be open Oct. 30 until 8 p.m. and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-noon for flu vaccinations. Vaccinations are available for all TRICARE beneficiaries over the age of six months. The NHP Immunizations Clinic will can also provide any other vaccines that TRICARE beneficiaries may need during those times. TRICARE beneficiaries can also visit the immunizations clinic to receive a flu vaccination during normal clinic hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beneficiaries enrolled to one of the hospital’s Medical Home Ports can also receive a flu vaccination from them without an appointment. For more information, contact NHP’s Immunization Clinic at 505-6257.

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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.

tions: Pensacola Vet Center, Loaves and Fishes, Alfred Washburn Center, Waterfront Rescue Mission and the JACC. A stand down is a cooperative event by VA, local veteran service organizations and other community resources to pro-

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,

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Mind the gap: Military spouse weighs in on resume By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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ll my regular tables in the loft of the Starbucks are taken, so I grab the only available seat downstairs – a barstool right beside the restrooms. I have work to do, but before I start, I spend the requisite amount of time dawdling. Staring out the window, cleaning crumpled gum wrappers out of my purse, checking e-mail on my laptop, people-watching. Although I would normally procrastinate in this way for at least a halfhour, I decide that peoplewatching beside the toilets is decidedly less entertaining than it is from the upstairs loft, and therefore not worth the effort. I open a blank document, and breathe a great big sigh. You have been a stay-at-home military spouse for a long time. The children are old enough now. It is time to find a paying job. “RESUME (return) ... Lisa Smith Molinari,” I key onto the top center of the page. I pick up steam, quickly tapping out my address, phone number and e-mail, adding aesthetically pleasing fonts,

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underlining and bold. After a few thumps on the return key, I type “EDUCATION” and enjoy a trip down memory lane to the ivy-tangled Georgian architecture of Miami of Ohio, and the endless racks of thick casebooks at Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan. I add “law review” and “cum laude,” feeling a surge of confidence. Ah, that was not so bad, I think to myself, onto the next section. No sooner do I bold and underline the heading “WORK EXPERIENCE,” when my hands begin to tremble. It is just the caffeine, I tell myself, and strain to recall the details of my last paying job. Hmm … let’s see now, was it 1995? Is that when I worked for that law firm in California while Francis was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School? Seriously? I can’t put a job from almost two decades ago on my resume. I’ll be a

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. laughingstock. I realize that, since marrying my Navy husband in 1993, I have nothing to put in my resume for “work experience” except a few short-lived

legal jobs between military moves. Recognizing that my vente skinny vanilla latte has nothing to do with my trembling hands, I press on, trying my best to make 20 years as a stay-at-home military mom read like a thriving professional career. As I fill my work experience gap with various volunteer and freelance jobs that I have had through the years, I “tsk” at how unfair the w o r k i n g world can be to military spouses. For most of us, managing our families through multiple moves, hardships, deployments and constant change is the most challenging “work experience” we have ever had. Despite the bonbons-and-soap-operas stereotype, any stay-at-home mom (SAHM) who has successfully managed a threechild-and-one-sloppy-labradoodle household – and all the deployments, broken hot water heaters, clogged gutters, orthodontist appointments and

parent-teacher conferences that come with it – is mostdefinitely worthy of gainful employment. I resist the urge to add the cutesy cliché “Domestic Engineer” in hopes that potential employers will respect me for putting my own career aside to help my husband serve his country. Instead, under the heading “REMARKS” I write, “Despite gaps in my job history, I have always exemplified hard work and dedication, whether as a lawyer, writer, volunteer, mother or military spouse,” pounding the period button with a self-righteous poke. I have been working hard for 20 years at the uniquely challenging job of being a military spouse, and perhaps that is the kind of experience that just can’t be described on paper. Finished with my resume and my latte, I close my laptop with a steady hand, and hope that there are employers out there who won’t mind the gap.

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Prevent home fires: heating with safety in mind Commentary by Craig Lewis Fire Prevention Chief Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast

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s we move into the later part of October, the weather is finally starting to cool down and now is the time to be proactive in your fire prevention and safety concerns on home heating. Home heating appliances need to be serviced and inspected by a licensed contractor prior to heating system use; in this article I would like to cover fire places and wood burning stoves, as this information actually applies to both. One important fact which I cannot stress enough, is to ensure the coals of your fire are completely out prior to discarding them and never leave them in the garage, under the carport or near the house. As firewood is a fossil-type fuel, it does emit carbon monoxide – as do automobiles, gas furnaces, space heaters and stoves. Install both a smoke dectector and a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test both detectors on a monthly basis, and as you read these articles think about

what you can do to improve fire safety around your home. Fireplace safety tips: Bask in the glow of fireplace safety. Keep the home fire burning; just be sure to do it safely. Here are some tips: • Remember to open the flue on the fireplace before starting the fire. • Equip the fireplace with a metal screen to catch burning embers or shifting logs. • Keep combustible objects a minimum of three feet away from any fireplace. • If the fireplace is gas operated, be sure to move the gas valve to the “closed” position when you are not using it. • Never use a fireplace for grilling food or burning holiday wrappings. Chimney safety and main-

Cooler weather means turning on your heat for the first time this season. Proceed with caution.

tenance: • Protect the chimney top with a spark-arrester screen. This should help keep animals out and prevent burning embers from escaping and landing on nearby combustibles or landscaping, which could ignite. • Have the chimney flue cleaned annually by a professional. If you live in an apartment, consult with your building management to ensure this is done properly and regularly. • Inspect the chimney for cracks on an annual basis. If repairs are necessary, have them performed by a reputable contractor. Beware of the deadly duo: Smoke and carbon monoxide. When summer fades into fall, the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. It’s also when furnaces, fireplaces and other

heating devices get used for the first time of the season. With increased use of heating devices comes a rise in home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires cause an average 2,650 deaths and 12,890 injuries every year. When it comes to heating, play it safe. Make sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. In the event of a fire or high levels of carbon monoxide, these detectors sound an alarm giving you precious time to escape from danger. For optimum protection, test your detectors monthly and change the batteries twice a year. An easy way to remember is to change batteries when clocks change for daylight saving time.

Placing the detectors: Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of your house, including the basement. Make sure alarms are also installed in or near all sleeping areas. In the event of a fire or carbon monoxide buildup, time is valuable. The sooner the alarm sounds, the sooner you can escape. Information used in this article is from American Family Insurance. You can learn more on home safety at http://www. amfam.com/ learning-center/ my-home/ default.asp and the National Fire Prevention Association website at http:// www.nfpa. org/ safety-information. If you have questions, contact the Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast Fire Prevention Office at 452-2898.

Navy’s autonomous swarmboats can overwhelm adversaries By David Smalley Office of Naval Research Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – A technological breakthrough will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels, officals at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced recently. The first-of-its-kind technology, successfully demonstrated over two weeks in August on the James River in Virginia, allows unmanned Navy vessels to overwhelm an adversary. Its sensors and software enable swarming capability, giving naval warfighters a decisive edge. “This networking unmanned platforms demonstration was a cost-effective way to integrate many small, cheap and autonomous capabilities that can significantly improve our warfighting advantage,” said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations. The technology, called CARACaS (Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing), is under development by ONR and can be put into a transportable kit and installed on almost any boat. It allows boats to operate au-

lowing CARACaS-enabled boats to do some of the dangerous work,” said Dr. Robert Brizzolara, program manager at ONR. “It will remove our Sailors and Marines from many dangerous situations – for instance, when they need to approach hostile or suspicious vessels. If an adversary were to fire on the USVs, no humans would be at risk.” The swarm demo announcement comes near the somber anniversary of the terrorist attack on USS Cole (DDG 67) off the coast of Yemen. In that October An unmanned 27-foot harbor security boat from Naval Surface Warfare Center 2000 attack, a small boat laden with exCarderock operates autonomously during an Office of Naval Research-sponsored plosives was able to get near a guideddemonstration of swarmboat technology on the James River in Newport News, Va. missile destroyer and detonate, killing 17 Sailors and injuring 39 others. Photo by John F. Williams Autonomous swarmboat capabilities tonomously, without a Sailor physically ogy.” could play a vital role in protecting peoIn the demonstrations, as many as 13 ple, ports and commerce. needing to be at the controls including operating in sync with other unmanned ves- Navy boats operated using either au“While the attack on Cole was not the sels, choosing their own routes, swarming tonomous or remote control. First they es- only motivation for developing auto interdict enemy vessels and escort- corted a high-value Navy ship, and when tonomous swarm capability, it certainly is a simulated enemy vessel was detected, front and center in our minds and hearts,” ing/protecting naval assets. “Our Sailors and Marines can’t fight the boats sped into action, swarming said Klunder. “If Cole had been supported tomorrow’s battles using yesterday’s around the threat. by autonomous USVs, they could have In the future, the capability could scale stopped that attack long before it got close technology,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder. to include even greater numbers of USVs to our brave men and women on board.” “This kind of breakthrough is the result and even to other platforms, including unTo view a video on autonomous of the Navy’s long-term support for inno- manned aerial vehicles (UAVs). swarm, visit: http:// youtu. be/ “This multiplies combat power by al- ITTvgkO2Xw4. vative research in science and technol-

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Navy Region Southeast holds oil spill exercise Story, photo by MC2 (SW/AW/EXW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

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ACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Representatives from Navy Region Southeast installations with ports completed oil spill response training onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Oct. 7-9. The training ensured the region’s Sailors, civilians and contracts have the necessary skills to operate the boats, equipment and other assets needed to quickly react to on-water oil spills. “We brought in the port operations officers and their assistants from each of the installations that we have in the region that have ports, including Key West, Guantanamo Bay, Panama City and Pensacola,” said Chris Christoffersen, the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) program director for port operations. “We brought in these pesonnel to help exercise the spill management team for NAS Jack-

sonville.” The exercise, which incorporated classroom sessions and onsite training and response actions, utilized the region’s emergency response plan. “For the first time in several years we exercised the on-water drill. We had people from Kings Bay, Mayport and NAS Jacksonville bring their equipment in and those three bases worked together to manage the on-water drill,” Christoffersen said. The equipment utilized during an oil spill response has been standardized throughout the region and has been an essential element to the timeliness of the

U.S. Navy Sailors deploy an oil spill containment boom Oct. 7 as part of Navy Region Southeast training exercise onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The training ensured the region’s Sailors, civilians and contract workers have the necessary skills to operate boats, equipment and other assets to quickly react to on-water oil spills.

response to a spill. “If people were to come from another installation, they would see the same equipment that was on their previous installation.” Christoffersen said. “We also standardized the training. While the training they get at their installation to prevent oil spills is

tailored to their specific installation, everyone is equally trained and qualified so they can step right in and operate independently and in the different ports without any trouble at all.” The Navy has the capability to respond to any sized spill. An oil spill is defined as any amount of

oil that may leave a sheen across the top of the water. Equipment is strategically positioned at shore locations around the world, as well as onboard Navy ships, to assist when spills enter the water. The Navy routinely exercises response plans and equipment to ensure preparedness.

NAVFAC Southeast awards $20 million small business contract for asphalt and paving By Earl Bittner Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast awarded a $20 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract Sept. 30 for installation and repair of asphalt and concrete pavement at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field, Naval Support Activity Panama City, Naval Outlying Fields located in

Florida and Alabama, and Naval Operations Support Center Tallahassee, to ACE Engineering Inc., a small business based in La Verne, Calif. An initial task order for $65,131 was awarded for repair of ditch G at NAS Whiting Field and $96,124 for mill and overlay asphalt near the ball fields at NAS Pensacola. Work for this task order is expected to be completed by January 2015. All work on this contract will be performed primarily within the NavFac Southeast area of responsibility (AOR) including

70 percent in Florida and 25 percent in Alabama and the remainder in the NavFac Southeast AOR. The term of the contract will not exceed 60 months and is expected to be completed by September 2019. The work to be performed provides for installation and repair of asphalt and concrete paving for roadwork but is not limited to streets, parking lots, sidewalks and bridge or airfield requirements. NavFac Southeast strives to meet its goals building on its success by providing contract opportunities to small businesses.

“It is NavFac Southeast’s policy to provide as many opportunities as possible to small businesses,” said Nelson Smith, NavFac Southeast small business deputy. “Small businesses are the engines of job creation and essential to strengthening our national economy.” Each year, NavFac establishes target goals for small business, small disadvantaged business, service-disabled veteranowned small business and others. For more visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq/.


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Annual NHA Fleet Fly-In coming Oct. 28 By Ens. Kim Mahoney NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

It will soon be that time of year again when Marine, Coast Guard and Navy helicopters from across the country descend to Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) to engage in the annual Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) Fleet Fly-In. This is the 25th year for the event that gathers helicopters from nearly every active platform in the maritime services. The four-day Fleet Fly-In is scheduled to begin the afternoon of Oct. 28 as the helicopters arrive to NASWF from 1 to 4 p.m., and events will run through Oct. 31. Navy helicopters which have participated in past Fleet Fly-Ins and are expected for this year’s event include an H-53 Sea Stallion, a H-60 and MH-60R Seahawk, a MH-60S Knighthawk, the Marine Corps’ CH-53E Super Visiting helos arrive for the 2012 Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) Fleet Fly-In. NASWF PAO file photo Stallion, AH-1 Cobra, UH-1 Huey and the Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dolphin and MH-60T Jayhawk. A total of 23 three maneuvers: an autorotation, a high-speed approach different platforms to interact and compete outside of the fleet and civilian aircraft are expected at this year’s event. and the ability to pop water balloons with the skid. Each aircraft as well. The Whiting Field golf course is teaming The NHA brings industry displays from various avi- maneuver will be evaluated by a pilot from Training up with Sikorsky Aircraft to host a golf tournament Oct. ation companies and enables tremendous networking op- Wing Five. The winning squadron will be awarded a tro- 29; tee-off will take place at 1 p.m. Another event to look portunities between pilots and corporate representatives. phy to be kept until next year’s competition, encouraging forward to is a 5K Oct. 30 beginning at 7 a.m.; the start DART Aerospace, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky a friendly rivalry amongst the squadrons. line will be located on the back porch of Bldg. 2977, the Aircraft Corporation, FLIR Systems, Inc., Bell HelicopThe true value of the Fleet Fly-In is the impact it HT-8/HT-18 squadron building. Between briefs, social ter, L-3 Vertex Aerospace and Agusta Westland will be makes on the flight students as they prepare to make ca- events and competitions, participants will have plenty of present at the event with display booths and information. reer decisions on the aircraft they would like to fly, geo- time to interact and learn about industry and fleet aviaCol. Gary Kling, Commodore, Training Air Wing graphic locations and mission requirements. Students are tion. Five, will deliver opening remarks Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. in afforded two windows of opportunity to fly in the fleet The event takes months to plan, and involves cooperSikes Hall to officially begin the flying events. The in- aircraft on Oct. 29 and 30. They are also encouraged to ation from NAS Whiting Field, Training Air Wing Five, augural flight skills competition will take place shortly attend informational briefs and social events throughout corporate sponsors, military contract personnel and more. after on the flight line. The competition will include an in- the week. It is a long process, but one that is eagerly awaited each structor from each helicopter squadron who will perform There will be numerous opportunities for pilots from year by the staff and students in the training squadrons.

NASWF Sailors of the Quarter announced By Ens. Kim Mahoney NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s top Sailors recently received the honor of being named Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for the fourth quarter 2014. ABH1 Sofia Gonzalez earned SoQ, MA2 Joshua Riendeau earned Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ) and AC3 Bryan Madden earned Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJoQ) for the months of July-Sept. The SoQ is for top E-6s, JSoQ is for E-5s and the BJoQ is for E1-E4s. During the selection process, each department nominates their top performer by referencing their choices accomplishments during the past few months. The nominees then face a board of more senior enlisted personnel to showcase their military bearing and Navy knowledge. Gonzalez works in the

NASWF Fire and Emergency Services Department as a fire captain, assistant fire and emergency services departmental lead petty officer (LPO) and as executive departmental LPO while also taking on the duty of command career counselor for NASWF. Gonzalez manages 40 military firefighters, four fire stations and five administrative personnel. She ran 84 fire drills, which led to qualifying 30 firefighters, 11 pump operators, nine fire captains, six fire instructors and one fire officer. As command career counselor, she managed 10 departmental and divisional career counselors in providing career guidance to 300 Sailors and helped administer 80 Navywide advancement examinations. Her leadership roles are wide reaching, yet she still made time to work with the Feds Feeds Families program as well as earn her associate’s degree in science.

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“Gonzalez displays the leadership qualities that encompass that of a seasoned chief. Without a doubt, she is the best candidate to represent NASWF as the 4th Quarter SoQ,” said Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, NASWF crash officer. Riendeau works for the NASWF Security Department as a watch commander and a Maintenance and Material Management (3M) maintenance man. As a security patrolman, he worked with and trained 23 naval security force personnel. Riendeau conducted 180 hours of shift guard mount training as an assistant field training officer and directly trained three MAs in patrolmen personnel qualification standards (PQS) and 15 reservists in patrolman and sentry PQS. His collateral duties included command color guard team and assistant command fitness leader. Outside of work, Riendeau participated in numer-

ous community service projects and encouraged others to do so as well. “Riendeau is without a doubt a true motivator, leader, and mentor. With the demanding task of standing watch commander, petty officer Riendeau still manages his time for the department’s junior and senior Sailors alike through his mentorship ... He possesses unlimited potential beyond his assigned duties,” said Lt. Stephen Pakola, security officer. Madden has numerous duties in the NASWF Operation Department including: radar supervisor-9, NOLF Choctaw local controller, Airfield Vehicle Operator course instructor, command assessment team secretary, assistant training petty officer, and air traffic control Morale, Welfare and Recreation Representative. As a supervisor, Madden led two controllers in

managing 14,500 flight operations and 500 ground controlled approaches at two airfields. His leadership in the crew training program encompassed more than 400 hours of documented training and six qualifications, including two supervisor designations. He helped certify 16 personnel to operate the vehicles on the airfield through the Airfield Vehicle Operation course he facilitated. Additionally, he dedicated more than 25 off-duty hours to command associations and programs including: the command assessment team, Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions, and ATC MWR. “It’s truly an honor to be able to sit down with some of our top Sailors every quarter to recognize them for their hard work and dedication,” said Naval Air Station Whiting Field Command Master Chief Alton Smith.


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Engineering group plans breakfast

Partyline submissions

The Pensacola Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the UWF Small Business Development Center have scheduled a Business Opportunities Breakfast for 7:30 a.m. today, Oct. 24, at the Mustin Beach Club aboard NAS Pensacola. Contracting representatives from NavFac Southeast and the Air Force are scheduled to speak. Topics will focus on small business opportunities with the federal government. Registration cost is $30 per person. For more information, contact pensacola.post@gmail.com or go to http://pensacola.same.org.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.

Bring dogs out for fun day in park The Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, at Fountain Park in Seville Square. An annual celebration of dogs, Barktoberfest features games, demonstrations, dachshund races, a talent contest, costume contests and vendors. A Blessing of the Animals is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. at the gazebo. Animal rescue organizations and veterinarians will be on hand with adoptable dogs and to help answer your questions about different breeds. For more information, go to at www.pensacola humane.org/barktoberfest.

Choral Society plans Beatles concert The Choral Society of Pensacola’s 2014-15 Season will open with a Beatles legacy concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 6 East Wright St. Joining the 60-member Choral Society chorus will be local soprano, Sheila Murphy, and the Pensacola State College Jazz Choir. The concert will feature a performance of Paul McCartney oratorio “Ecce Cor Meum” (Behold My Heart). Tickets fare $22 for reserved section seating, $18 for general admission, and $5 for students. Season subscriptions are available for $55. Other concerts include Handel’s “Messiah” (Dec. 6) and Mozart’s “Grand Mass in C Minor” (April 18). For more information, call 484-1806 or go to www.choralsocietyofpensacola.com.

Seville Rotary plans steak cook off Seville Rotary’s annual Arrogant Steak Cook Off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today, Oct. 24, at Seville Quarter. Teams of four will be provided steaks to prepare for event attendees. Event attendees and judges will vote for the best steaks. Awards will be given in each category. Steaks will be provided, but

public relation initiatives. The second floor also offers a community room, free to non-profits seeking meeting space for special functions. Featured in the building is a Personal Teller Machine (PTM) a variation of the tradition Automated Teller Machine (ATM) that offers one-on-one dialogue with a live representative through real-time video conferencing. The hours of operation for the traditional office and teller area are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The PTMs will be operational 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Kristal Kelley, Palafox branch manager at 505-3200, ext. 8001.

Ceremony to honor National Guard teams have to bring their own grills and preparation equipment as well as tents and tables. The event is a fund raiser for local charities and community projects. Entry fee for a team of four is $250, but all teams will be given 10 tickets they can choose to sell for $25 each or give them away. The cost to attend is $25. There will also be a mashed potato bar. To register teams or purchase event tickets, go to www.sevillerotary.com or contact event marketing coordinator Jon Pytynia at jonpytynia@gmail.com.

Wreaths on sale for Dec. 13 event The Wreaths Across America ceremony for 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Barrancas National Cemetery, and wreath laying will begin at 9 a.m. Wreaths are now on sale, and there are only a few weeks remaining to place orders. The deadline is Nov. 26. To purchase a wreath, volunteer to place wreaths or obtain more information, call 512-7316 or email Wreaths4Barrancas@gmail.com.

Pen Air opening office downtown

Pen Air Federal Credit Union has opened the doors in downtown Pensacola at 40 South Palafox Place, the credit union’s 16th full-service office. The following grand opening events are planned: • 10 a.m. Oct. 28, ribbon cutting with refreshments featuring a Blue Wahoo season ticket raffle. • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Trick or Treat Night along Palafox Place. • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Romana Street Family Fun with community partners. Pen Air occupies much of the five-story historic Thiesen Building, utilizing the first floor to accommodate walk-in business as well as half of the second floor to accommodate business services and

The Florida National Guard and members who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom will be honored at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Veterans Memorial Park. The honorees will include Army Sgt. Major Patrick Burttschell, 1st Sgt. Shannon Peavy and Staff Sgt. James Whitman. The event is part of the Heroes Among Us program, monthly gatherings that showcase the efforts of people from all branches of the military service. Admission is free and open to the public. Water and light food will be provided; people should bring their own chairs or blankets. The event is organized by the Marine Corps League, J.R. Spears Detachment 066. For more information, go to www.veterans memorialparkpensacola.com.

Yacht Club announces special regatta

The Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola has scheduled a Veterans Day Regatta known as the Commodore’s Cup Race No. 4 for Nov. 1 on Pensacola Bay. The event, which will honor of all U.S. military veterans (especially those who were stationed in Pensacola), is also planned as a tribute to Naval Air Station Pensacola’s 100th anniversary celebration as well as the statewide Viva Florida initiative. Race registration and a regatta social will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. The race is scheduled to start at noon. For information on the race a commemorative ornament for the Veterans Regatta, go to http://www.navypnsyc.org. For more information, contact Navy Yacht Club Fleet Captain Jim Parsons by e-mail at jimparsonsbellsouth.net.

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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 fat 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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NAS Pensacola Airmen celebrate Air Force’s 67th birthday By SrA Christopher Callaway 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

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irmen stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) hosted the 2014 Pensacola Air Force Ball at the New World Landing in Pensacola Sept. 26. Airmen celebrated the 67th Air Force birthday with a live band, guest speakers and photo booths at the venue. The occasion was planned and executed by members of the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG), 359th Training Squadron, 319th Training Squadron

and the 66thTraining Squadron. “In 1947, President Truman signed the national security act making our Air Force a single service,” said Col. Thomas Shank, 479th FTG commander. “Airmen, their stories, service, sacrifice, families and contributions are

Col. Thomas Shank, 479th Flying Training Group commander, speaks during the 2014 Pensacola Air Force Ball at the New World Landing in Pensacola Sept. 26. Airmen from Naval Air Station Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field, Navy leadership and local community leaders attended the ball to honor the Air Force legacy.

our legacy and who we celebrate tonight.” Airmen from NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field, Navy leadership and local community leaders attended the ball to honor the Air Force. “We must remember the legacy of the Air Force,” Shank said. “We are all responsible to uphold that legacy.” “It is our duty to ensure all the Airmen that walk through our doors are trained in the Air Force core values and are equipped with the skills and warrior ethos to maintain our posture of anytime, anywhere,” he added. Shank and retired Col. Mark Hyatt spoke about how proud they are of the Capt. Dick Durstein, 451st Flight Test Squadron flight commander, and his wife, Airmen who are currently paving the Hillary, have their picture taken during the 2014 Pensacola Air Force Ball. Airmen way for the future of the Air Force. Hyatt addressed how innovative Aircelebrated the 67th Air Force birthday, with a live band, guest speakers and photo men of the past are the reason the Air booths at the venue.

Force has grown to what it is today. He emphasized that the enlisted and officers of today must continue to be innovative in order for the Air Force to continue to flourish as a separate military branch. After the speakers finished, the youngest and oldest Airmen in the building cut a birthday cake. As people waited in line for a slice, the band came onto the stage and began playing music. Within minutes the dance floor was filled, Airmen of all ranks were dancing and smiling. “It makes me swell with pride when I look out into this crowd tonight,” Shank said. “I see Airmen and their families who will lead us further into our legacy; the future that is our gift to the Air Force.”


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NEX celebrating third Navy Blue Holiday season By Kristine M. Sturkie Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) – The NEX kicked off its third annual Navy Blue Holiday season Oct. 13, the Navy’s 239th birthday. As in the past, customers will find a great selection of items in all price ranges during the Navy Blue Holiday season. And, as always, there is no sales tax for NEX shoppers. The NEX will offer additional savings and promotions so customers can save even more. “Our Navy Blue Holiday is a time to celebrate the NEX’s

unique connection to the Navy and Navy families, emphasize Navy values and give back to its valued customers,” said Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer, Navy Exchange Service C o m m a n d (NEXCOM). “It’s a time to deliver even more savings on quality products and, most importantly, to say thank you to NEX customers for their support. This year, shoppers will also be able to experience our new web store, myNavyEx-

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Once again, NEXCOM has partnered with its vendor community to give away $100,000 in NEX gift cards. Customers can enter the drawing Oct. 8-Feb. 3, at their local NEX or online at myNavyExchange.com. During the giveaway, 1,000 customers will be

chosen to receive a $100 NEX gift card. “Our NEX gift card sweepstakes was very well received by our customers last year,” said Bianchi. “We are happy to be able to partner with our vendor community again this year to give away $100,000 in NEX gift cards. It’s our way of thanking our customers for their loyal support throughout the years.” NEXCOM will also again be offering special pricing prior to Thanksgiving on some of the season’s most popular gifts to Sailors and Marines at sea through its web store. From Nov. 23-26, afloat personnel will be able to take

advantage of a unique sales event designed just for them. In addition, afloat Sailors and Marines can also sign up to win one of the $100 NEX gift cards being given away. “Our afloat Sailors and Marines look forward to this sales event,” Bianchi said. “It gives them the opportunity to use their NEX benefit even while they are out to sea in addition to getting some great deals on gifts for the holidays. This year, they will find a variety of great holiday gifts on sale during the event.” For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, go to www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.


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Pensacola Ice Flyers are entering season six after winning back-to-back 2013 and 2014 Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) President’s Cup championships as well as the 2014 regular season championship. The Ice Flyers are scheduled to start the season on the road today, Oct. 24, with a game against the Mississippi RiverKings. The team will return home for opening night of the 2014-15 home season at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, at the Pensacola Bay Center (“The Hangar”). The Ice Flyers will be playing against the Columbus Cottonmouths in a rematch of the SPHL’s 2014 President Cup finals. A special championship celebration is planned with pre-game and post-game activities including the raising of championship banners, the championship ring presentation and a championship jersey auction. The Ice Flyers will face off against rivals, the Louisiana IceGators, a total of 13 times (seven in Lafayette, six in Pensacola). Remaining games include eight against Fayetteville, seven against Huntsville, five against Peoria and three against Knoxville. The team will wrap up the season in Fayetteville with back-to-back games March 27 and March 28. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday home games will begin at 6:35 p.m., while Friday and Saturday games will have a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. Sunday games will start at 4:05 p.m. Military service members will get special attention throughout the season. Several themed nights are planned highlighting each of the military branches. The team also offers a $2 discount off of the walk-up ticket prices for active-duty and retired military.

Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins drops the puck at the beginning of one of last season’s Pensacola Ice Flyers games. Photo by Alyssa Altonen

Upcoming home games • Tomorrow, Oct. 25, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Columbus Cottonmouths. • Oct. 31, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Peoria Rivermen. • Nov. 1, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Peoria Rivermen. • Nov. 11, 6:35 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Louisiana IceGators. • Nov. 14, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Louisiana IceGators. • Nov. 21, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Huntsville Havoc. • Nov. 22, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Huntsville Havoc. • Nov. 26, 6:35 p.m. Ice Flyers vs. Columbus Cottonmouths. • Dec. 6, 7:05 p.m., Ice Flyers vs. Mississippi RiverKings. For more information, go to www.Pensacola IceFlyers.com or call 466-3111.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Equalizer,” R, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.; “The Boxtrolls” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Maze Runner,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“The Boxtrolls” (3D), PG, noon; “No Good Deed,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Equalizer,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Dolphin Tale 2,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Boxtrolls” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “The Maze Runner,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Dolphin Tale 2,” PG, noon; “The Boxtrolls” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Maze Runner,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “No Good Deed,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Equalizer,” R, 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“The Maze Runner,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “No Good Deed,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “A Walk Among Tombstones,” R, 7:10 p.m.

TUESDAY

“No Good Deed,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Equalizer,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Identical,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Chef,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“The Boxtrolls” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Equalizer,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Dolphin Tale 2,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “This is Where I Leave You,” R, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“The Maze Runner,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “A Walk Among Tombstones,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “No Good Deed,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.

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

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Halloween workouts: Functional Fitness “Halloween Horror” is scheduled for Oct. 29 at Portside Fitness. Prizes for costumes. For more information, call 452-7810. Faster than a Broomstick Spin is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30, and the Ghoul Spin is 9 a.m. Oct. 31 at Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845. • Halloween Cosmic Bowling: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Corry Lanes, Bldg. 3738. $11 adults, $8 children (10 and younger). Costume contest for adults and children. Because space is limited only the first 80 to sign-up will be guaranteed. Call to reserve a The 2014 NAS spot. Taking reserPensacola Blue Anvations with a minigels Homecoming Air mum of four per Show is scheduled lane. Day of event, for Nov. 7-9. Admisall reserved ension is free and trants must be signed in by 6 p.m. guests can bring portable chairs or or the spot will be blankets. Reserved filled from the waitseating options are ing list. For more inavailable and tickets formation, call are on sale. For more 452-6380. information, go to • New Beginwww.naspensacola ners Karate airshow.com. Class: Class being offered at Portside Gym is open to all active duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and their family members age 10 and older. For more information or to register, call 452-9845. • Navy Child Development Home Care: Applications being accepted for care providers. The next orientation training is scheduled for Nov. 3-7. There is no cost to attend the session. To enroll in the program or for more information, call 572-5026. • Water Polo: Drills/skills, 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; scrimmages: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Players must be active duty. For more information, contact Vicki Balog at MWR Aquatics, 452-4392. • Navy Child Development Home Care: Applications being accepted for care providers. The next orientation training is scheduled for Nov. 3-7. There is no cost to attend the session. To enroll in the program or for more information, call 572-5026. • Radfordʼs Twisted Tri: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Radford Fitness Center. A five-mile spin, a onemile run and a 100-yard swim. Sign up at the Radford Fitness Center front desk. Free. For more information, call 452-9845.

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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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Healing the Angry Brain: Weekly sessions begin 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 28 and continue to Dec. 2. A neuropsychological approach to understanding anger presented by Mario Campa, clinical counselor, and Susan Rivazfar, family advocacy program case manager. Pre-registration required; contact Rivazfar at susan.rivazfar@navy.mil or 452-5611. • Disaster Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 30. Emergencies come in many forms, and they could require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures

to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Family Employment Readiness Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 30. For spouses and family members who are new to the area and are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. For more 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. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is offered at at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Open to all branches. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Air show drivers: Need 24 volunteers Nov. 3 to drive cars from the Kia dealership to base. Need proof of valid drivers license. Volunteers also needed to drive shifts Nov. 7-9 to and from the air show. Must be qualified. • Special Olympics: Year-round training and competition in Olympictype sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Coaches needed. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Building, painting and some clerical needs. Group assists lower

income and/or disabled people by building and restoring homes. • Y.M.C.A.: Opportunities include: Working with youth sports teams; housekeeping, landscaping and maintenance; clerical and administrative assistance; and supporting special events. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours you work to receive recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or send an e-mail to patricia.cooper@navy.mil or jeremy.d.brown3@navy.mil.

Too much stuff? Here’s the best and cheapest way to clear out the garage. List your stuff in a Gosport Classified. Rates are $9 for the first ten words and fifty cents for each additional word. Over 25,000 people see the Gosport every week. Go online to www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext. 24 to place your ad today.

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are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.

• Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Latter Day Saints

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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel

• Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship call 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 NASP Corry Station worship information, call 452-6376.

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.


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Announcements RETAIL SALES part Basset mirror with 2010 Chrysler 300; 2009 Mercedes CLS 98 Oldsmobile Au- 4/2.5 near NAS, Cribbage Club of Pensacola is recruiting experienced players for their 9 game tournament style sets on Tuesdays 11am-4pm at the Sanders Beach Community Center, 913 South I Street. For info, email tropicalmotion@cox.net Living Word Fellowship Ministries welcomes you to come and worship with us. We are located at 626 New Warrington Road in Pensacola, FL. For information and directions, please call 850696-7904. See you there!

Employment Position available for legal assistant/ paralegal with strong grammar and communication skills for full-time position. Job responsibilities include those associated with personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability litigation caseload. The office is very fast paced, with opportunity for training and advancement in a professional atmosphere. Starting salary $30,000 to $32,000 with benefits. Email cover letter, resume and references in .pdf format to rmiller @kerrigan.com Position available to administrative assistant to handle new publication venture. Must have extreme attention to detail and organization skills, and preferably business or legal experience of at least two years. Send resume to Malcolm@ballingerpublishing.com Warrington Baptist church is seeking a full time Church Secretary/Office Manager. Candidates must be proficient in Quickbooks, be able to use Facebook and Twitter accounts, and work with the church’s digital sign. The Candidates must also be familiar with various computer programs for he purpose of publishing the weekly documents provided to members. This individual must possess excellent organizational skills and conduct themselves in accordance with church’s code of conduct at all times. Hours would be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00-4:00 and on Wednesday from 10:00-6:00. Salary: $10.00-$12.00 per hour based on experience. Reply with resume to: Margaret J e r a u l d s_jerauld@cox.net

time help. Hours flexible and commensurate with experience and knowledge of retail and woman’s fashion wear. Located in downtown Pensacola. www.opalsflorida.co m for more information about our new store. email patrick@opalsflorida.com with resume or questions.

Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. Huge garage sale. Many household items, tools, TV, some furniture, various other items. 3475 Lemmington Rd., Pensacola Sunday Nov. 1, 7 to noon. Kings Road S/D off Kingsfield Road, 648 Ashford Rd., Cantonment. Clothes, new small appliances, TEAC R/R TapeDeck, tapes, technics SL1610MK2 turn table, pic frames, glasses, various holiday decorations. Computer items. Lots more. ALL quality merchandise

Merchandise Pets German Shepherd pups, 6 months old, all vaccinations, housetrained, $320 each. 850-619-6915

Articles for sale For Sale 16ft Ext. Ladder $75. Backyard Gas Grill $50. Colman Party Cooler w/stand &50. Homelite Ext. Tree Trimmer $50. B&D Elect Edger $40. Big Red 3 ton hydrolic Jack $50. Creeper $25. Rubbermade 4wheel Ice Chest $50. Upland Dynasty 6 speed ladies Bike w/helmet $50. Lakewood Radiator type space heater 600-900-1500 watts $20. For more info or to receive photos of any of these items, please contact Ken @ 850-293-9446

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Autos for sale 4-20” chrome platinum Wolverine rims & Venezia Crusade tires, size 225/35zr/20, like new, asking $1,000, obo. 850-5034532. Had them on my Lexus ES 350 before trading it for an SUV. This is a great deal. Rosewood coffee table from Japan w/glass cover. 22x54 mint condition. $495 cash! also 2 Asian silk screens. 432-3108

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