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

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Blue Angels are back for 2014 air show season ity (NAF) El Centro, Calif., and will conclude the seaThe U.S. Navy Flight son Nov. 8 at Naval Air StaDemonstration Squadron, tion Pensacola. The the Blue Angels, will return Pensacola Beach air show is to its full schedule for the scheduled for July 12. 2014 air show season. The Blue Angels are “Community outreach is scheduled to perform 65 key to connecting Amerishows at 34 locations cans to the military,” said throughout the U.S. in 2014. Blue Angels Commanding The Blue Angels 2014 Officer and Flight Leader, air show season schedule Cmdr. Thomas Frosch. “Our can be found at http://www. Cmdr. Thomas performances provide a blue angels. navy. mil/ Frosch unique opportunity to inspire media/ show/ 2014 Show millions to connect with and support our Schedule. pdf. service members, and we are looking forThe Navy believes there is value in ward to an exciting 2014 season.” demonstrating the professionalism and The Blue Angels originally announced capabilities of the Navy and Marine its show schedule for the 2014 season at Corps naval aviation team, thus inspiring the annual International Council of Air- future generations of Sailors and Marines. shows convention in Dec. 11, 2012. FolFor more information about the Blue lowing winter training, the team begins Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil or the season March 15 at Naval Air Facil- http://navylive.dodlive.mil/?p=22600.

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Halloween’s Radford breast cancer 5K real danger: fields hundreds of runners Eitzmann drunk drivers ByMWRJennifer Marketing Intern From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Navy officials urge Sailors and their families to keep themselves and the children who will be trick-ortreating this Halloween safe. “The scariest part of Halloween is the increase in drunk drivers on the road,” said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP). “Sailors who drive drunk or ‘buzzed’ are not only risking serious financial and career consequences, but they’re endangering the lives of children in their communities.” NADAP offers these tips for a safe, yet spooky Halloween: • Know your limit. Refrain from drinking out of punch bowls or witches’ cauldrons where the alcohol concentration is hard to determine. • Don’t try to keep up

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Radford Fitness Center aboard NAS Pensacola did its part to raise awareness with its Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Oct. 18. It was the second year for the race and Radford’s Fitness Coordinator Gwyn Chadwick set the attendance goal at 500 participants. The 5K exceeded its goal with official counts of 567 adults, 15 dogs and nine strollers. “It was great to see so many people show up to support the cause,” Chadwick said “The race went so well this year, but I’m already thinking about how we can improve it for next year.” Runners got an extra treat at the run this year, celebrity trainer and founder of the P90X fitness program, Tony Horton, led a warm-up prior to the run. Horton had participants jogging in place, doing jumping jacks, and stretching hip flexors. After getting the crowd’s heart rate up, he pinned on a number and took his place at the starting line.

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Runners start the 3.1-mile course at Radford Fitness Center for the Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Oct. 18. Photo by Billy Enfinger

ESGR: supporting those who serve ... Jon Hill, executive director of the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, was in the spotlight during a Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) award ceremony Oct. 15 on the grounds of the historic landmark aboard NAS Pensacola. Hill received the ESGR’s Patriot Award for his support of the Coast Guard Reserve deployment of BM1 Glen Sefcik, who is the collections manager at the lighthouse. Sefcik (left) and Timothy M. Lambert (right), Gulf Power employee relations manager and area chairman for ESGR, made the presentation in front of a group of wellwishers including Coast Guard officials. ESGR, a Department of Defense organization, serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. The Patriot Award recognizes supervisors nominated by an employee. Photo by Janet Thomas

NAMI aeromedical officer, enlisted courses receive ACE accreditation From NMOTC Public Affairs

The premier U.S. Navy facility dedicated to training for Navy and Marine Corps aeromedical officers was awarded accreditation from the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association Oct. 16. The Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), a Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola-located facility offering courses in aerospace medicine for Navy and Marine Corps medical personnel, underwent a curriculum review and assessment by the American Council on Education (ACE), something NAMI Deputy Director of Training Lt. Cmdr. T.E. Sather said validates the top-notch training offered through the facility and ensuring only the best and brightest professionals support Navy and Marine Corps aviation. “Having ACE evaluate our aeromedical courses against civilian criteria (such as those used by Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Johns Hopkins University for example) provides us the benefit of knowing we're providing a level of instruction commensurate with universities throughout the country, making it possible for our students to transfer those cred-

NAMI flight surgeon Lt. Cmdr. Charles Johnson, center, provides student flight surgeons Lt. Jennifer Hunt, left, and Lt. John Jackson feedback during an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support block of instruction at NAMI.

its to civilian universities,” he said. “This also provides us a report card on where

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Roman catholic masses resume ... Roman Catholic services have resumed onboard NAS Pensacola. The command chaplain has announced Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mass at 11:30 a.m. at the All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station also has a noon Sunday Mass and Tuesday and Thursday Mass at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the chapel at 452-2341, ext. 5.

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Nutritional supplement linked to health problems By Lt. Cmdr. Mary C. Graves Department head, Preventive Medicine, NHP

Marines and Sailors in Hawaii, California and Virginia have been hospitalized with acute hepatitis after taking OxyELITE Pro, a nutritional supplement used to lose weight. Since September, more than 30 individuals have been treated for acute hepatitis after taking the supplement. Seven of these cases have resulted in liver

failure and required transplants and two patients have died. OxyElite Pro was sold at several locations in the Pensacola area as late as Oct 14. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot regulate supplements, but is actively investigating the acute hepatitis illnesses linked to OxyElite Pro. A warning letter was issued to the manufacturer Oct. 11 to immediately cease distribution

of all products in the OxyElite Pro line. The manufacturer has complied and requested that retailers remove the product from their shelves. If you have purchased OxyElite Pro, stop taking the product immediately and see your health care professional. The most commonly reported symptoms associated with the product include loss of appetite, light-colored stools, dark urine and jaundice.

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ʻSilent witnessʼ speaks for victims of domestic violence ... Naval Air Station Pensacola has joined other installations across the country and overseas in promoting awareness and prevention of domestic abuse during October. This year’s theme is “Silence Hides Violence.” NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has several events and campaigns taking place on base throughout the month, including the “silent witness” signs – lifesize silhouettes with the story of an actual victim. If you or someone you know is being affected by domestic abuse, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233, TTY (800) 787-3224, or contact FFSC at 452-5990. (Above, left-right) At the quarterdeck in NASP command headquarters Bldg. 1500, SHCS Warren Brown, OS2 Gary Hicks and ITSN Kelsey Mack read the history of one such “silent witness.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

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with others who are on a fast-track to becoming a zombie. • Plan ahead for a safe ride home before you start drinking any potions or concoctions. • Never drink on an empty stomach – candy corn doesn’t count as a meal. • Help keep trick-or-treaters safe. Don’t let your friends and shipmates drink and drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, 44 percent of the nation’s fatalities during Halloween weekend occurred in a crash involving a drunk driver. A total of 172 people lost their lives in drunk drivingrelated crashes during Halloween from 2007-2011. Males ages 21-34, or approximately 64 percent of the Navy’s enlisted force, are particularly at risk of being involved in a traffic fatality as a result of “buzzed” or drunk driving. This demographic comprised nearly half of all drunk drivers who were killed on the road during the 2011 Halloween period, reported NHTSA. Don’t let your Halloween night turn deadly – keep what you've earned. For more information and to help promote responsible drinking within your command, visit www.nadap.navy.mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

we can make process improvements in our curriculum and testing methodologies, ensuring we are evaluating our students against an appropriate level and thereby meeting the needs of the fleet as efficiently as possible.” The American Council on Education represents the presidents of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions, including two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities and nonprofit and for-profit entities. The council is comprised of more than 1,800 member institutions, and collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the armed forces. Sather said that although ACE evaluations are routine, with numerous U.S. Navy fields of study evaluated for potential university level credits, the NAMI’s evaluation and subsequent accreditation, marked the first time NAMI’s catalog of courses was completely evaluated; previous accreditations included only the Flight Surgeon and Aerospace Medical Technician (HM-8406) courses. “This inclusion ensures all students are given an opportunity to receive college level credit for our courses of study to apply towards associates and bachelor’s degrees for our enlisted students, master’s or doctoral degrees for our aerospace physiologists and psychologists, and master’s degrees in public health for the officer corps as a whole,” he said. “This saves the Navy both time and money for our Sailors.” NAMI provides technical and professional support, aeromedical consultative services, develops and administers medical standards for naval aviation and trains medical personnel for aeromedical operational requirements. NAMI is the sole Navy source for aeromedical training at all levels, training more than 240 aeromedical providers – including aerospace medicine technicians – and all categories of aeromedical officers, including those from foreign services such as Germany, France, Israel, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands. “NAMI is truly an internationally recognized Center of Excellence, and having ACE accreditation gives us a level of

checks and balances to ensure we are continually providing the appropriate level of instruction to meet the needs of the fleet,” he said. “The ‘what’ we teach is provided by the needs of the fleet, and the ‘how’ we teach and ‘to what level’ is vetted by having the ACE accreditation. ACE accreditation means we are meeting the needs of the Navy in not only a professional way but also at a collegiate/university level, giving our students the most bang for the buck.” Sather also said aeromedical officers, dependent on their specialties, will have these possible credits available to further professional career goals, something which could be used towards potential credentialing and certification. He also said enlisted service members also benefit from the ACE accreditation by having the opportunity of applying credits towards an associate or bachelor’s degree. “According to our estimation, BuMed and ‘big’ Navy has the potential to annually save $1.35 million in tuition costs alone, not to mention the time that will be saved in obtaining each students’ respective career goals via DUINS or other programs that take a service member out of their specialty,” Sather said. “The Navy’s readiness is increased by providing the best, most highly trained, aeromedical personnel within the DoD. Increasing our readiness also increases our ability to support the DoD in any venture requiring our Sailors to work with other branches of the military, particularly since the Navy has the premier aeromedical training programs and training facilities in the DoD.” Navy aerospace physiologists are involved in survival training, research, development, testing and evaluation to improve aviator performance and aircrew survivability, and aeromedical operational and safety programs. NAMI is a component of the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, which reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) which manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps.

cause early detection is so important in surviving the disease, Gulf Coast Mammography was on site offering free breast Horton stuck around after the race to mingle and take photos cancer screenings. The staff performed several breast exams with fellow runners. while on site. Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) had a large NASP Command Master Chief CMC Jeff Grosso was the presence at the race with more than 80 students participating. master of ceremonies at this years event. The group sported bright pink tie-dyed T-shirts and painted “I love doing events like this,” Grosso said. “I think it’s a faces. The NASC students boosted runner morale by running great cause and helps bring awareness to everyone. It was back up the course after finishing to cheer on participants. great that they had the mammogram van on site this year.” The winner of the race ran the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes In addition to Gulf Coast Mammography, Naval Hospital and 56 seconds. Medals were awarded for the first three males Racers run a gauntlet of pink-shirted well-wishers Pensacola and the Navy Exchange (NEX) also had repreand the first three females to cross the finish line. A medal was at the finish line. Photo by Mike O’Connor sentatives on site to promote breast cancer awareness. also awarded to Annie, the first dog to finish the race. Michelle Wilkes, a representative from the naval hospital, The 5K was not only to raise awareness for breast cancer, but also to encourage distributed breast cancer literature and breast cancer awareness ribbons. Employees women to get regular breast exams. According to the American Cancer Society, when from the NEX sold breast cancer awareness merchandise with proceeds going towards detected and treated early, the survival rate of localized breast cancer is 98 percent. Be- both breast cancer research and Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund. BC 5K Runfrom page 1

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

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‘Boo Bags’ help bring out the old Halloween spirit By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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erhaps it is the fault of the Me Generation. Perhaps responsibility lies with our culture of excess. Perhaps Emeril Lagasse is to blame for teaching us all to “BAM! Kick it up a notch.” Whatever the cause, modern American society has an insatiable desire for more, more, more; and nowhere is that more evident than during holidays such as Halloween. Back in the 1970s, when I was a child – yes, you should brace yourself for an “up hill to school both ways” rant – our parents were too busy sipping vodka gimlets and tapping the ashes from their Tareyton 100’s into pedestal ashtrays as they watched “Laugh In” while wearing their comfortable gabardine slacks. They didn’t have time to spend countless hours and dollars to provide my brother and me, much less the rest of the children in the neighborhood, with a better-than-ever Halloween. But we weren’t complain-

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ing. We were beyond excited to carve one pumpkin for the whole family, using seriously sharp knives because cutesy little child-safe pumpkin carving kits had not been invented yet. We were ecstatic about dressing up in our $4.99 Woolworth’s highly flammable nylon-tie-in-the-back Casper the Friendly Ghost costume with the brittle plastic face mask secured with the hair-tangling elastic band. We were beside ourselves with anticipation about the fact that ABC was airing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” one night during prime time on our console TV. We were over the moon about going door to door with our pillowcases, gladly ac-

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. cepting whatever we were given because it was free – popcorn balls, apples, coins, and candy. Sure, we secretly hoped some neighbor would be giving out humongous candy

bars, but for the most part, we appreciated getting anything at all, and did not expect our parents to up the ante every year. Then why is it that, nowadays, children’s baseline expectations for Halloween include corn mazes, pet parades, school parties, hay rides, pumpkin carving contests requiring a graduate degree in fine arts, yard decorating contests requiring professional special effects and 23 hired extras, weeklong horror movie marathons, venti no-whip pumpkin spice lattes, mountains of brandname only candy in tamperproof packaging, intricate costumes that cost at least $49.95, non-scary haunted houses for the little children, kinda-scary haunted houses for regular children, and horrifically haunting mega mansions of traumatizing terror (post-traumatic stress therapy not included) for the big children? And now, as if all that was not enough, someone had the bright idea to add something called “Boo Bags” to the list of annual Halloween must haves. Just when you think your wallet and energy have been sucked out like pumpkin guts, a well-intentioned neigh-

bor goes and drops a Halloween-themed bag of thoughtfully assembled items on your doorstep with a sweet little note instructing you to do the same thing for another neighbor. Sure, votive candles and candy corn are great and all, but is all this really necessary? Isn’t Halloween fun enough already? And how much of this stuff will be re-gifted anyway? Now that my point has been made, I must confess, after initially grumbling at my neighbor’s suggestion that we give Boo Bags on our street this year, I quite enjoyed picking out little gifts and goodies for another military family here on base. My children were happy to go on a night-time reconnoissance mission to secretly deliver the bag to our neighbor’s porch, and I have been downright cocky knowing that, upon finding my masterpiece, they must have commented, “Whoever put this fabulous Boo Bag together is a creative genius!” Despite feeling tricked into the excesses of Halloween, I must admit, giving a neighbor a Boo Bag can be quite a treat.

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Going Green: Energy fair at Navy Exchange highlights energy savings, green technologies Story, photos by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

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avy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza onboard NAS Pensacola held an Energy Awareness Fair Oct. 15 to educate the public with displays, showcase alternative fuel vehicles and promote environmentally sound energy practices. NEX and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast NASP Public Works Department (PWD) personnel were on hand to answer energy conservation questions. Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) brought compressed natu-

ral gas (CNG) vehicles, a recycling education team and FOG (fats, oil and grease) information specialists to the fair. Local power utility Gulf Power provided an information booth and a Chevy Volt to display. One outstanding success story at the fair is that

ECUA spokesman Jim Roberts, center, explains to base Sailors the benefits in a car engine that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) versus gasoline.

Sailors in formation march past a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered car, provided by Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) for the Navy Exchange (NEX) Energy Awareness Fair held at NEX Aviation Plaza Oct. 15.

of ECUA’s switch to CNG for their vehicle fleet. “We finally got our numbers in terms of what we’ve saved our customers at ECUA in terms of compressed natural gas versus diesel,” said Jim Roberts, ECUA spokesman. “The fuel savings equated to about $1.1 million. That’s

in a one-year cycle, from August (2012) to Sept. 1 (2013).” NavFac SE NASP Energy Manager Sabrina Williams was excited to promote the technology and savings in base conservation efforts. “It’s a great day,” she said. “Our energy team

here has partnered up here with the Navy Exchange to promote energy awareness.” Williams focused her display on workplace ideas for conservation of electricity and water. “Our energy goal (from the Secretary of the Navy) is to reduce energy use by 30 percent by 2015,” she

said. “The base is on track to meet that goal.” Gulf Power’s Brian White, an industrial energy consultant, touted the savings and advanced features of the Chevy Volt. “It’s an extended-range electric vehicle,” he said. “Basically costs you about a dollar a night to charge it.”

Fats, oil and grease (FOG) primary are culprits in clogging pipes. Kenyore Edwards, ECUA FOG compliance inspector, demonstrates a simumlated FOG clog.

AN Khai Ramsey tries out Gulf Power’s “Green Machine” electricity-generating bicycle. “It makes you tired. It’s cool, though,” she commented.

ECUA Recycling Coordinator Amanda Handrahan bends a pencil made from recycled rubber tires.

CNG vehicles – 72 in all – have saved ECUA $1.1 million in their first full year of operation.

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Fire-safe landscaping can save your house Submitted by Inspector Donald Harris Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast

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ildland fires destroy hundreds of homes and acres of land every year across the country. Fire-safe landscaping is an effective tool that creates an area of defensible space between your home and flammable vegetation that protects against devastating fires. The United States Fire Administration (USFA) is encouraging everyone to keep fire safety at the forefront by learning how to landscape and maintain property to minimize possible fire damage and slow fires if they start. Remember, fire safety is your personal responsibility ... fire stops with you. Here are some tips from USFA on how to create a fire-safe landscape: • Create a defensible space perimeter by thinning trees and brush within 30 feet around your home. • Beyond 30 feet, remove dead wood, debris and low tree branches. • Eliminate small trees and plants growing under trees. They allow ground fires to jump into tree crowns. • Space trees 30 feet apart and prune to a height of 8 to 10 feet.

Wildfire threat growing concern as building in ‘natural’ areas increases

• Place shrubs at least 20 feet from any structures and prune regularly. • Plant the most drought-tolerant vegetation within three feet of your home and adjacent to structures to prevent ignition. • Provide at least a 10 to 15 foot separation between islands of shrubs and plant groups to effectively break-up continuity of vegetation • Landscape your property with fireresistant plants and vegetation to prevent fire from spreading quickly. • Choose fire resistant materials. • Check your local nursery or county extension service for advice on fire resistant plants that are suited for your environment. • Create fire-safe zones with stone walls, patios, swimming pools, decks

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Citizens are moving farther into “natural” areas to take advantage of the privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and affordable living. As a result, fire departments are fighting fires along the wild-

Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes. Get more information on fire prevention at www.nfpa.org.

and roadways. • Use rock, mulch, flower beds and gardens as ground cover for bare spaces and as effective firebreaks. • There are no “fireproof ” plants. Select high moisture plants that grow close to the ground and have a low sap or resin content. • Choose plant species that resist ignition such as rockrose, iceplant and aloe. • Fire-resistant shrubs include hedging roses, bush honeysuckles, currant, cotoneaster, sumac and shrub apples. • Plant hardwood, maple, poplar and cherry trees that are less flammable than pine, fir and other conifers. • Maintain your home and surrounding property.

land urban interface (WUI), defined as areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. The increase in the threat of fires in WUI areas has been steep because of continued development and exposure. The WUI is not a place, per se, but a set of conditions that

• Maintain a well-pruned and watered landscape to serve as a green belt and protection against fire. • Keep plants green during the dry season and use supplemental irrigation, if necessary. • Trim grass on a regular basis up to 100 feet surrounding your home • Stack firewood at least 30 feet from your home. • Store flammable materials, liquids and solvents in metal containers outside the home at least 30 feet away from structures and wooden fences. • No matter where you live, always install smoke alarms on every level of your home. Test them monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.

can exist in nearly every community. It can be a major subdivision or it can be four homes on an open range. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), conditions in WUI areas include (but are not limited to): the amount, type, and distribution of vegetation; the

flammability of the structures (homes, businesses, outbuildings, decks, fences) in the area, and their proximity to fireprone vegetation and to other combustible structures; weather patterns and general climate conditions; topography; hydrology; average lot size; and road construction.


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NAS Whiting Field public works earns FDEP award for water Story, photo by Jay Cope NASWF PAO

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recognized Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s water supply facilities with an award for their “outstanding” water systems and programs Oct. 15. NAS Whiting Field was named the best “Small Community Water System” for FDEP’s Northwest district for the second consecutive year. The base finished first out of more than 100 eligible locations. The award is a tribute to the NASWF Public Works Department, which oversees the water supply and treatment facilities locally. Public Works is managed

from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast out of Jacksonville. Much of the water distribution system used at the base today is still from the original water production facility put in place in 1943. A great deal of care and attention helps keep the system operating at peak efficiency. “Our team at the Public Works Department is excited to win the award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,” said Reggie Parker, the utilities manager for the base. “This highlights the attention to detail and dedication of our staff as well as the professional expertise of our base contractors.” The program evaluated

the quality of the water produced, sampling procedures, maintenance procedures, emergency plans, record keeping and more. The package submitted to the review board showed how NAS Whiting Field’s water management team maintained a system that consistently produced high quality water, sampled the water for contaminants far more regularly than required and performed more maintenance than state law regulates. “We continuously strive to follow all regulations while maintaining the highest quality services to those who live and serve on base,” stated Parker. “It is essential that we maintain a clean and healthy environment for everyone.”

Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin (left) congratulates Eddie Wright, Wendell Cooley and Steven Parks after receiving the letter announcing that the base earned recognition from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the installation’s water quality. The three technicians were instrumental in operating and maintaining the water distribution system, which is still in place from the base’s commissioning in 1943.

National Hispanic American Heritage Month luncheon By Ens. Emily Hegarty NASWF PAO

“It’s a great opportunity to experience some of the Hispanic culture. And I hope (everyone) liked the food,” said AC3 Naysha Sotogonzalez during the Oct. 16 Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon held in the auditorium aboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The NASWF Diversity Committee hosted the event, which recognized Hispanic contributions and achievements in the American military, government and civil sectors. Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This year’s theme, “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor,” celebrated the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Following an invocation by the command chaplain, Cmdr. Charles Luff, at the beginning of the luncheon, NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin spoke about his own experiences with diversity and why the various events hosted by the diversity committee hold importance for him. Coughlin explained that while growing up in western Massachusetts, he was not exposed to a great deal of diversity, and it wasn’t until later that his interactions with a Vietnam veteran changed his view on diversity and that individual’s culture. Learning about and ex-

posing yourself to different cultures, Coughlin said, is an important aspect of military service. “Even though we came from all different areas, we’re still all part of one big team,” he said. AC2 Mario Santis, president of the diversity committee, then spoke about important Hispanics Americans and their impact on the United States. In particular, Santis focused on Lt. Col. Alfred Rascon, a 2009 recipient of the Medal of Honor, who describes himself as “Mexican by birth, American by choice.” In addition to Santis’s remarks, a slide show ran throughout the luncheon, displaying a number of influential Hispanic Americans and highlighting their achievements, which frequently centered around military service. More than 58,000 Hispanic active-duty and reserve Sailors serve in the Navy, including five Hispanic flag officers and 216 Hispanic master chiefs. Hispanics represent the largest racial or ethnic minority in the United States, and currently comprise 16.3 percent of the total United States population. Praise for the delicious and varied food spread was a main topic of conversation at the event. The spread included Spanish rice, two pork dishes, chips, salsa, tamales and flan. Sotogonzalez explained the preparation involved in the slow roasted garlic and spicebased pork dish she brought, which took more than five hours to make. In addition to her culinary contributions, Sotogonzalez, a member of the diversity com-

mittee, was in charge of digital preparation and music for the event. Santis commended Sotogonzalez for her efforts in preparing for the event, saying “she’s the real head honcho – the mastermind. I’m just the figurehead,” he added jokingly. As head of the committee, Santis was in charge of event set-up and collecting donations, without which he noted diversity committee events would not be possible. In particular, he praised the NASWF security team, who he called “a big contributor” to the event, bringing in four separate dishes, as well as a significant presence to the luncheon itself. Santis was pleased with the whole event, which is the first diversity committee event he has headed since assuming lead in June. “I thought we had a great turnout. I’m really impressed seeing it and being a part of it for the first time,” he said. Sotogonzalez also acknowledged the enthusiastic support the event received, and postulated that the desire to share with others a part of one’s unique background is a catalyst for the involvement of many diversity committee event participants. “Everyone helps and wants to be a part of it. It’s a great way of bringing a little of our own heritage to this country,” she said. The next diversity committee event will be held in recognition of Black History Month in February.


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Leader of underage veterans to visit

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

Center presenting homeless vets event

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and community partners will present the annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 25, at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), 790 Veterans Way, off Highway 98. Many services will be available including medical screenings, flu shots, VA social workers, legal assistance and clothing. Learn more about VA homeless programs at http://www1.va.gov/homeless or call the VA’s National Help for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1 (877) 4AID-VET (424-3838) for assistance. For more information on the event, contact Cindy Bradford at 912-2067 or Robert Gravely at 7251819 or 207-8134.

Civic Band performing at Saenger

Pensacola Civic Band will present the “Morton Gould Centennial” concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26, at the Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox Place. Guest virtuoso trombonist Joshua Bledsoe will join the Civic Band in celebrating the 100th birthday of Morton Gould, American composer, conductor, pianist and arranger. Among the concert selections are Gould’s popular “Fanfare for Freedom,” “American Salute” and “Jericho Rhapsody.” Sponsored by Pensacola State College, the Civic Band is directed by PSC Performing Arts Department Head Don Snowden. Tickets are $10 and are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lyceum Ticket Office at the PSC Ashmore Center, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. For ticket reservations and more information, call 484-1847.

Concert at PSC features violin duo

Pensacola State College Lyceum Series will present the Black Violin duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. Black Violin features two classically-trained string instrumentalists – Kev Marcus playing violin and Wil B playing viola – who break all the rules by infusing classical, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, pop and R&B melodies into their performances. Tickets range from $11 to $7, and are free for PSC students with valid student ID. Purchase tickets online at www.pensacola state.edu/mt or at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861. Box Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance. For reservations or more information, call 4841847.

Volksmarch paired with Oktoberfest

A German-style Oktoberfest celebration is scheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26, at Seville Quarter. The event will be preceded by a 10K and 5K Volksmarch through downtown Pensacola. Participants can register and start anytime between noon and 3 p.m., but must finish by 6 p.m. Groups and teams may also run the course, but no timing will be maintained. A souvenir pin (optional) is available for $5 for all finishers. The pin will also get you a discount entry into the Seville Oktoberfest which features a German Band and bratwurst. For more information, call U.S. Coast Guard retired Capt. Rod Powell at 637-1876.

Church presenting free fall festival

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a fall festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26. Food, candy, bouncy house/slide, trunk-or-treat, cake-walk, games, hayride, McGruff the Crime Dog, a clown, face painting and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 492-1518.

Harvest Party scheduled for Oct. 31

First Wesleyan Church, 3590 Barrancas Ave., has scheduled a Harvest Party for 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The event will feature the VeggieTales movie,

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Fair features rides and top entertainers

The Pensacola Interstate Fair will be open until Oct. 27 with more than 60 rides, top-name entertainers, exhibits and food. Performers on the schedule include alternative rock band Switchfoot at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 25, and country music star Travis Tritt at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26. General admission is $11 for 12 and older, $5 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for ages 3 and younger. Parking costs $5. Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are available for rent at the front gate. All entertainment is free with admission. No reserved seating for shows. Seats can be claimed at fair opening each day. Family fun packs are offered (in advance only) and many other discounts are available. For more information, call 944-4500 or go to www.pensacola fair.com.

“Where’s God When I’m S-scared?” Candy, popcorn and drinks will be served. Activities will include a cake walk, apple bobbing, a costume contest, cookie decorating and door prizes. Admission is free. For more information, call 458-7777.

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be announced at a later date. For individual runners, there are half and full marathon categories. The Pensacola Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. For more information, call 434-2800 or go to www.marathonpensacola.com.

Dog lovers to gather for Barktoberfest Learn about health careers at PSC fair The Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26, at Seville Square and Fountain Park. The event for dog lovers includes canine activities, contests, give-aways, gift basket raffles and vendors. Animal rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable dogs and information to help answer your questions about different breeds. Blessings of the animals are scheduled for 11:30 am and 1 p.m. at the gazebo. Local vets will provide information about products, animal care and other issues that affect the health of your pet. Another special treat will be Five Flags Dog Training Club with their agility demos. For more information, call 432-4250 or go to www.pensacolahumane.org.

Veterans Day Parade plan announced

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

PSC announces registration deadlines

Pensacola State College (PSC) online registration opens Nov. 1 for spring term classes. On-campus registration will be available at all locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 16, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3. Fee payment deadlines are Dec. 5, for all registrations that occur Nov. 1 to Dec. 5, and Jan. 3, for all registrations from Dec. 6 to Jan. 3. Late registration runs Jan. 6 to 10. To apply or register online, go to www.pensacolastate.edu. For more information, call the PSC Admissions and Information Center at 484-2544.

Coast Guard Cutter plans blood drive

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

Time to sign up for Pumpkin Race

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

Registration open for marathon

Registration is open for the ninth annual Pensacola Marathon, which is scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Veterans Park. The race is presented by the Pensacola Sports Association, and this year it will include a marathon relay. Teams can include four people with the minimum age being 12 on race day. Each person will run one leg of the race. Exact leg measurements will

More than 600 students from five counties are expected to attend the 16th annual Health Career Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pensacola State College Warrington Campus. The event provides a first-hand look at health career options for high school students from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Okaloosa counties in Florida as well as Baldwin County, Ala. For more information, contact Jennifer Ponson, PSC student and program outreach coordinator, at 484-2245.

PCARA cookout scheduled for Nov. 2

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

Conference offers business guidance

Building a Better Business Marketing & Moneymaking Super Conference 2013 is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at Pensacola Hilton Garden Inn, 144 Airport Blvd. Speakers will include: Charles Bockwith, (owner, Express Employment Professionals); Steve Clark (CEO, New School Selling); Bill Gibson, (CEO, Bill Gibson & Associates); and Eddie Hill, (partner, Prosperous IM). Registration is $149 per person. For more information, or to register go to www.theblueprintforprosperity.com.

Navy League plans golf tournament

Pensacola Council of the Navy League has scheduled a four person scramble golf tournament for Nov. 8 at A.C. Read Golf Club, NAS Pensacola. The event is open to the public and sign up is limited to the first 128 players. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. Corporate sponsorship of $340 includes team and tee sign. Tee signs $100. To register, call 436-8552.

Angel Tree project planned at NEX

NASP Corry Station Chaplain Nicholas Alander and RP2 Jennifer Dukes are presenting an Angel Tree project to provide holiday gifts for underprivileged children in partnership with the Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall NEX. Anyone who would like to participate can visit the NEX Angel Tree inside the mall checkout, choose an angel and bring an unwrapped gift with attached angel to customer service by close of business Dec. 9.

Italian party supports school program

The Global Corner will present Festa del Vino Italia, an Italian wine tasting event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pensacola Opera Center, 75 South Tarragona St. Wines from various wine regions accompanied by fare from area Italian restaurants. The cost is $35 for individuals and $60 for a couple. The event will benefit “Passport to Italy” program in area elementary schools. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 3326404, go to www.theglobalcorner.org or mailing a check to The Global Corner, P.O. Box 12785 Pensacola, FL, 32591.

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


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alloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic

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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.

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The Christian feast of All Saints was assigned 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

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time of the most intense activity, both 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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CC Patrick Yee, originally from Reno, Nev., an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) Air Traffic Control School, was commissioned an ensign during an Oct. 1 ceremony in NATTC’s Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Thomas Crow Hangar, onboard NAS Pensacola. A limited duty officer’s commissioning ceremony marks a transition point in their career, from being an enlisted Sailor to being a naval officer. Yee’s transition started with the removal of the chief petty officer anchors from his collar and the chief petty officer cover from his head by ACC Marcy Pavlock and ACC Teneisha Lattibeaudiere. The removal of his chief petty officer insignia signified that Yee is leaving the chief’s mess behind to go to the wardroom. Yee passed his chief’s anchors down to AC1 Vincent Cook with the expectation that he will wear them when he becomes a chief and someday will pass them on to a future chief. Yee’s children applied the insignia of an officer to his uniform. Patrick and Zachary Yee placed his

shoulder boards on his white jacket, and Jordan Yee placed the new officer’s cover on his head. “First and foremost, I could not have done it without the support of my wife, Brittany, and the sacrifices my family has made,” Yee said. “The beliefs that were instilled in me by my parents, the leadership and mentorship I have received, and the work my Sailors accomplished were vital to my success.” “Sailors with the greatest fleet experience are able to provide the best training to our reliefs. With air traffic control being such a technical rating, it is imperative that the experts in our rate contribute to the Sailors that will work with them in the future,” he added. “As a limited duty officer I will continue to push

my Sailors to achieve their goals and stress the importance of our mission. Controllers save lives.” NATTC Air Traffic Control School officer in charge, Lt. Cmdr. Ricky Lee Jr., presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office to Yee. Following the oath, Yee received his first salute from AC1 Matthew Dunn and presented him with a silver dollar in accordance with tradition. “It was a great honor to commission Yee this afternoon,” Lee said. “As a prior AC myself, it makes me proud to see a controller become an officer. He has been a great instructor and leader in our school, and we need more top notch controllers from the fleet coming back to take his place. He has been an asset to the Air Traffic Control schoolhouse and I

know he will succeed at his next command as well.” From NATTC, Yee will attend Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer School in Newport, R.I., before proceeding to his new assignment aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA 5). NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students each year. The largest part of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools de-

signed to provide them with the knowledge and skill levels required to perform as technicians at the apprentice level. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting.

NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft fire fighting and amphibious air traffic control center operations. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.

Ens. Patrick Yee, an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), smiles as his sons assist him with donning his new rank shoulder boards during his limited duty officer commissioning ceremony in NATTC’s Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Thomas Crow Hangar.

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Sailor tells his story to encourage others to drink responsibly From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Keep What You’ve Earned campaign released its second testimonial video Oct. 11 as part of a series featuring four Sailors’ personal stories about how alcohol incidents impacted their careers and the importance of drinking responsibly. The latest video features MA2 Jason Hall from Naval Base San Diego. He reveals how his destructive drinking habits finally caught up with him, and the impact it had on his career, his wallet and his relationships.

For Hall, it was just another typical day of heavy drinking after work. Thinking that he could sleep off the effects of the alcohol, he woke up later in the night and tried to drive home while still intoxicated. “I hit two pylons, and before I was able to pull over, the police were already behind me,” said Hall. Hall was convicted for driving under the influence and ended up paying approximately $7,000 in fines, or in

his words, “the most expensive night out ever.” In the video, he credits his Drug and Alcohol Programs adviser with helping get his career – and his life – back on track. Today, Hall said he focuses his energies on cycling, cooking and caring for his young, energetic dog. He is also working on rebuilding his career

and earning back the respect of his shipmates, parents, siblings and friends. Hall volunteered to participate in the Keep What You’ve Earned testimonial video series so that other Sailors can see the reality of destructive drinking and learn from his mistakes. “I actually get upset when I see people making the same mistakes that I did and having the thought that it won’t be them,” Hall said. “I used to think the same thing – that it

wouldn’t be me – and it definitely was me.” Hall’s testimonial is the second of four that will be released this fall as part of the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign. Each testimonial reminds Sailors of the importance of drinking responsibly and keeping what they have earned. You can watch all of the “Keep What You’ve Earned” videos at www.youtube.com/ embed/qrqTYvyBzdw. For more information, and to help promote responsible drinking within your command, go to www.nadap.navy.mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, go to www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.


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By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

If you are looking to scare up some fun for Halloween, you have plenty of events to choose from on and off base. • Haunted ship: “Ghosts” will haunt the decks of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, Oct. 25, and tomorrow, Oct. 26, at Plaza de Luna Pier in downtown Pensacola. The haunted ship is not recommended for children younger than 10. The event supports MANNA Food Pantries and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring one can of nonperishable food to donate. For more information, call Ens. Nathan White or MKC Jack Porter at 3617246 or go to http://cypresshauntedship.com. • Boo at the Zoo: Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, offers fun around every corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26, and Oct. 27. Costs is $12 for adults and children. Season pass holders get half off. For more information, go to www.gbzoo.com. • Lighthouse Event: Haunted tours are taking place onboard NAS Pensacola at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 25, tomorrow, Oct. 26, and Oct. 31 at the Pensacola Lighthouse. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children. For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org. • Historic tours: Pensacola Historical Society gets into the spirit of things with its 23rd annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours today, Oct. 25, and tomorrow, Oct. 26. Tours start at the Arbona Building, 115 East Zaragoza St. Tickets available online or by phone at 5955985, ext. 111. Walk up tickets will

A line of people wait to tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210) during last year’s “haunted ship” event. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

be available if tickets are not sold out. For more information, go to www.historicpensacola.org. • Trolley program: The Red Trolley Repertory Theatre is offering Halloween tours. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. The tours leave the Visitors Information Center at Wayside Park at 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 25, and tomorrow, Oct. 26. Reservations recommended. For information, call 417-7343 or go to www.halloweentrolley.com. • Museum event: The National Naval Aviation Museum aboard NASP will present its 15th annual Halloween celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ news-and-events/196-Halloweenat-the-Museum. • NASP Boo Bash: (Liberty only) 6 p.m. today, Oct. 25, at the Portside Club. Admission is free and there will be a costume contest with prizes.

• Mustin Beach Club Halloween Party: 4 p.m. today, Oct. 25, in the Ready Room. Festivities will include entertainment and a costume contest. Admission is free. • NASP Corry Station Boo Bash: (Liberty only) 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Corry Liberty Center. Admission free. Costume contest is planned. • Cosmic Halloween bowling: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the NASP Corry Station Bowling Center. Admission is $8 in costume; $10 without costume ($5 for ages 5 and younger). There will be a costume contest. For reservations, call 452-6380. • Haunted Chip Trail: Oct. 30; 4 p.m. for children, 5 p.m. for everyone else. Starts at the Navy Lodge and ends at the Pensacola Lighthouse. Presented by NASP’s First Class Petty Officer Association. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact AS1 (AW/SW) Deidre L. Smith at 452-4860.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 9 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Hotel Translyvania” (3D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, noon; “Prisoners,” R, 2 p.m., 5 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, noon; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Last Vegas,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free sneak preview); “Don Jon,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Family,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Riddick,” R, 7 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “The World’s End,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 7 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 2,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Rush,” R, 5 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Hotel Translyvania” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Family,” R, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Hotel Translyvania” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 7 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Insidious Chapter 2,” 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

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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 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Flag Football/Cheerleading Registration: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through today, Oct. 25. For children ages 4 to 14. Registration fee for football is $50 (pays for uniform jersey and trophies). Cheerleading fee is $75 (pays for uniform and trophies). Volunteer coaches needed for both. For more information, call 452-3810. • Morning Sailing Classes: Blue Angel Park Outpost Marina will offer an intermediate sailing class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26. Cost is $40. Completing the course certifies participants to rent MWR boats. For more information, call 453-4530. • Powder Puff Football: Tomorrow, Oct. 26 on lawn in front of Portside Fitness Center. There will be 10 women’s teams in the competition. For more information, call 452-9845. • Before and After School Program: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. The program is open to children in kindergarten to age 12 and is affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America. • Fear Factor Food Challenge: 11 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Oct. 26. Ages 4 and older at the Family Fitness Center. Participants will be challenged to eat whatever is placed before them. • Free Sneak Preview: 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Portside Cinema. Be among the first to see “Last Vegas,” a PG-13 comedy starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The film is scheduled for nationwide release Nov. 1. For information, call 452-3522. • Winter Aquatics: Naval Aviation Schools Command indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is open 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. For information, call 452-9429 or e-mail naspaquatics@yahoo.com. • Karate: Beginner classes for ages 10 and older (adults welcome). $22 per month. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Advanced classes offered 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 291-0940. • Mission Nutrition: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 at Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Course emphasizes nutrition as preventative medicine. Free for active-duty, dependents, retirees and MWR employees. Point of contact is Nicole Gilchrest by phone at 4527810 or by e-mail at gilchrestn@yahoo.com or Nicole.gilchrest@navy.mil. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area at the end of John Tower Road has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday through Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from November through February. The facility is open by reservation only from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31. For information, call 452-9642. To make reservations, call 336-1843.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Positive Parenting: Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful,

self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Suicide awareness and prevention: Suicide has become a growing problem in the military. This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is General Military Training (GMT) facilitated by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in downtown Pensacola. Volunteers are needed to assist in the setting up and breaking down the festival. • Fall Shred: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Cordova Mall. Volunteers will be split into two groups to help dump items into shredders. • Young Marines of Pensacola: A youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The program promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of members. It focuses

on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Adult staff members are not required to be Marines. Contact retired Gunnery Sgt. Pete Belanger by phone at 251-979-9522 or by e-mail at ymopxo@gmail.com. For more information, go to www.YMOP2007.com. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633.

Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and noon Sunday. 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 more information, call 452-2341.


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