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Halloween hours onboard NAS Pensacola ...

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. 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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October 26, 2012

Marine MV-22 Ospreys visit NASP By Gretchen DeVuyst NASP PAO intern

You may have spotted some unusual aircraft in and around NAS Pensacola from Oct. 1021. Five MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT204) “The Raptors” were in Pensacola for a training exercise. VMMT-204 is based at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. The Ospreys circled around NASP and visited outlying airfields during initial stage familiarization “FAM” flights, said Capt. Marcus Moyer, a V-22 flight instructor with VMMT-204. Moyer said the training plan also included instruction on formation flying and how to conduct confined-area

landings, or CALs. “The purpose of our visit is to conduct training for the squadron and expose student pilots and aircrew aboard NAS Pensacola and Whiting Field to the MV-22 and provide an opportunity for them to interact with experienced fleet aviators,” Moyer said. Like many of the other instructors, Moyer is combat-experience V-22 pilot. “I have deployed to the Middle East as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and I flew the V-22 in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom,” he said. The pilots participating in the training are winged aviators who have attended flight school either at NAS Pensacola and Whiting Field, or Vance

(Above) An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204 (VMMT-204) flies over the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas of Florida in 2007. File photo by Senior Airman Andy M. Kin (Left) An Osprey crew performs preflight checks at NASP’s Sherman Field. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst (Right) Marine Capt. Kevin Clark goes over the Osprey’s cockpit instrumentation. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

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NASP chapels to close for renovation Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Two of the three chapels onboard NAS Pensacola are expected to be out of commission for more than 10 months due to a $3 million renovation project that is scheduled

to start Dec. 17. The good news is, extensive improvements will be made to the Naval

Aviation Memorial Chapel and the smaller Our Lady of Loreto Chapel in Bldg. 1982,

said Command Chaplain Cmdr. David Gibson. The bad news concerning the renovation is that it will disrupt traditional Christmas services as well as weddings and funerals, which will have to be moved to either the All Faiths Chapel or the Corry Station Chapel.

During the renovations, which are scheduled to take 310 days, services will be held in the auditorium at the Naval Aviation Schools Command, Gibson said. About 400 people attend weekend services on base, Gibson said. Despite the challenge of holding services in

temporary quarters, Gibson said the chapel complex will benefit from its first major overhaul since it was built in 1961. “Everything is going to be like new,” he said. The renovation will focus mostly mechanical

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Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show just one week away

In appreciation of NASP, NASWF and NOLF Choctaw ... Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic, (CSFWL) Capt. Paul F. Gronemeyer (right) recently presented a plaque to NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer. The presentation was for the base’s assistance and coordination with CSFWL aircraft in utilizing Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Choctaw for field carrier landing practices (FCLPs) earlier in the year. NAS Whiting Field also received a plaque with the group’s thanks. Photo by Harry White

The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2012 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 2 and 3, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and shows starting at 9:30 a.m. Prior to the worldfamous Blue Angels F/A18 Hornet performances, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules transport known as “Fat Albert” will thrill the crowd with its short field take-off and low level passes. The Emerald Coast Skydivers and the Army Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration teams will

make jumps above the show and Training Air Wing Six will feature a flyby of training aircraft. Tentatively scheduled for both days will be aerobatics by performers such as Jan Collmer flying the Fina Extra 300L and David Martin will pilot his Brietling CAP 232. Chuck Aaron will pilot his Red Bull helicopter, and Bill Leff will excite attention with the roar of a radial engine in his T-6 Texan. Elgin Wells will fly his Starjammer aircraft; the

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward onboard NASP ... Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward took a tour of NAS Pensacola Oct. 22. Hayward met with NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer and Training Air Wing Six’s Commodore Capt. Willie D. Billingslea, and took a tour which included a flight simulator experience. (Above) At Sherman Field’s flight line, Hayward speaks with Lt. Cmdr. Allan Karlson and Lt. Victor Cotto as they point out features in a T-45C Goshawk training jet. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

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October 26, 2012

Veterans Day parade falls on the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation

Tate High School ROTC marches in the 2011 Veterans Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Rusty By Josh Newby Ballinger Publishing

From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, they have fought our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea. This year provides yet another opportunity to celebrate our country’s worthy veterans. Last year was the 100th anniversary of naval aviation, and the Pensacola Veterans Day Parade was the most heavily attended in the city’s history. This year, Chief George Dodge of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council is expecting to eclipse those numbers. Traditionally celebrated on Nov. 11 to coincide with the end of World War I, the parade and holiday will be celebrated this year on Nov. 12 and will fall on the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation. “This year, our parade will focus on the multiethnicity and multinationalism of our veterans,” said Dodge, a Native American veteran himself. “We want this parade to be all-inclusive because the military is all-inclusive.” The parade starts next to Maritime Park and follows Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Park. The parade is expected to start at 9 a.m. and should continue until almost 11 a.m. Admission is free. Greeks, Shriners and other ethnicities will have floats and active roles in the parade, lending to the international feel of the celebration. Also joining the lineup will be the Thunderbird Honor Guard of Native American veterans. Area

legions and veterans associations have been planning the event for months, and Dodge reported that they could not be more excited to get it under way. Almost 25 neighborhood organizations are also participating. “The point of all this is to remember our veterans,” said Dodge. “That is the thrust of the parade.” Local bands are also attending the event to help celebrate veterans, as are downtown police and fire departments. According to Dodge, the support from the community has been overwhelming and he hopes that this will result in increased awareness and attendance. “Whatever we can do to help everyone remember the service of our veterans, we plan to,” said Dodge. “And not only that, but we want to remember the sacrifice of and honor those who have served our country but may not have been American by birth.” For many of those who served in the military but were not born in America, this is a very valuable time for them, because it helps them feel appreciated and wanted by their adoptive country. Many past participants and audience members recall feeling that the parade was the first time they truly felt American. For others, the parade is a wonderful chance to reflect on the services of all who have served, living and deceased, to keep our country free. Ten-year-old Chloe Channel will perform the national anthem.

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Recovery program debuts at NAS Pensacola chapel Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A new program being offered at NAS Pensacola takes a faith-based approach to helping people who are struggling with “hurts, hang-ups and habits,” according to Command Chaplain Cmdr. David Gibson. A meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, will mark the beginning of a Celebrate Recovery ministry. The program, which is similar to 12step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), is open to authorized DoD card holders, service members and their dependents. What sets the Celebrate Recovery ministry apart is that it offers a way to address many different issues, Gibson said. “There is a need for this kind 12step program for recovery for different individuals,” Gibson said. “It can be alcohol and drug, sex, money, compulsive spending, overeating any kind of compulsive behavior.” There are several AA chapters that meet near the base and at least five Pensacola area churches offer

Celebrate Recovery groups, but Gibson said some people had voiced a desire for a faith-based alternative onboard NASP. “It is just an opportunity to facilitate for our people and also to reach out to the students,” Gibson said. “They don’t have transportation. They don’t have the ability to get out to a Celebrate Recovery site or even an AA meeting. They are limited with that, and so it just gives us an opportunity to provide a ministry here.” Celebrate Recovery started in 1991 at Saddleback Church, a megachurch in Lake Forest, Calif., that was founded by Rick Warren, an evangelical Christian pastor and the bestselling author of “The Purpose Driven Life.” The program has a proven track record, Gibson said. “It has really gotten great reviews, and it has a good blending

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Air Force Base in Oklahoma, Moyer said. The pilots are either right out of flight school training for Osprey copiloting or transitioning from another aircraft. One of the Osprey trainees, Capt. Karin Allissandratos, previously flew helicopters for the Marines before transitioning to the Osprey. “The toughest thing for me is learning how to fly an actual airplane again, I have flown helicopters for six years,” Allissandratos said. “You are flying faster than 120 knots,” she noted. Currently, the Marine Corps and the Air Force are the only services employing the V-22, according to Moyer. He said a small number of Air Force students also receive their training at VMMT-204 each year, and some of those students participated in training in Pensacola. Moyer said that when pilots complete their training at VMMT-204, their next stop is a fleet squadron and a combat deployment to Afghanistan or expeditionary Chapels from page 1

and cosmetic repairs such as updating electrical systems, replacing heating and air conditioning units, refinishing the pews, installing new carpet and rehanging the doors.

only one of its kind, featuring 250 LEDs, five smoke screens and a 4,000 watt amplifier with onboard speakers. Otto the helicopter will provide everyone with family oriented entertainment and the Stearman Flight will perform a salute to 100 years of Marine Corps aviation. The Max Adrenaline Extreme Show will demonstrate its aerobatic aircraft and the Flash Fire Jet Truck roaring down the runway. Along with flying demonstrations, more than 50 military and civilian aircraft will be on static display. In addition to the scheduled shows, there will be a special night show beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 only. The New Orleans Navy Band, Crescent City Krewe will kickoff the show followed by aircraft that will

October 26, 2012

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,

of the psychological side with the spiritual side,” he said. According to the Celebrate Recovery website (www.celebrate, more than 700,000 people have gone through the program since it began 16 years ago and it is offered through more than 17,000 churches worldwide. The NASP group will meet at 6 p.m. every Monday and a free dinner will be provided. Dr. Jim White, a retired Methodist minister, will lead the ministry, and local Navy chaplains will be trained as facilitators for small group discussions. “We have got one of the best in the area – Dr. Jim White – to head this up,” Gibson said. “So it was a win-win for everybody.” “He (White) is also a psychologist,” said Deputy Command Chaplain Lt. Joe Robbins, who will be assisting with the program. “He is well qualified to do this.” Anyone interested in attending the Celebrate Recovery meetings can call the chaplain’s office at 4522341, ext. 5, or e-mail Gibson at or Robbins at arthur.robbins Reservations are not required, however, Gibson said.

operations aboard ship as part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. The planes have more to them than meets the eye. The Ospreys are known for their design, which allows them to operate as an airplane and a helicopter. According to Moyer, pilots learn to fly the C-12 before the Osprey to give them exposure to the dualengine world. “I wanted to fly the V-22 because it’s the newest Marine Corps support aircraft at the time when I started it in 2006, so I really just like the mission supporting Marines. Moving troops or equipment it’s the backbone of the assault support, and that’s what the V-22 does,” said Capt. Jonathan Brandt, instructor pilot for the Ospreys. Moyer said the aircraft’s capabilities include transporting troops, supplies and equipment at all hours and under all weather conditions, providing air deliveries, and supporting parachute missions, as well as many other functions.

No major changes are planned to the structure of the building, which received a new roof after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. “The windows are not going to change and the cross is not coming off the top,” Gibson said.

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer 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 steeple will be painted, he said, but the original plan to replace it with a fiberglass steeple was dropped because the building is more than 50 years old and falls under historical preservation rules.

light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics. This year for the first time, the Air Force Reserve Command will present their Tour for the Troops concert Nov. 3, featuring Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin who will take to the stage at 4 p.m. Admission and parking for all shows is free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site. Additional information on the show, bleacher, box and Flight Line Club seating and FAQs can be obtained online at

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October 26, 2012


ONR supports new energy partnership By David Smalley Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – The Office of Naval Research (ONR) remains committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the warfighter and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers, to veterans and wounded warrior programs. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that has started in FY13 is bringing together key players during a five-year period to conduct real-world tests on advanced energy technologies at Navy and Marine Corps installations. “The lifeblood of innovation is new ideas, and you don’t get new ideas without collaboration across industry, academia and DoD,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder. “The partnerships at work under this new program, and the alternative energy technologies we are exploring, are vital to our energy independence and to the training and education of our Sailor and Marine energy workforce.” Klunder addressed the Naval Energy Forum Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C. In addition to evaluating and testing alternative energy technologies, the ESTEP program looks to give Department of Navy (DoN) personnel training and education opportunities to become part of the future energy workforce. That effort includes partnerships with the new energy curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and veterans and wounded warrior programs at San Diego State University.

ESTEP includes participants from ONR; NPS; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; and, Klunder emphasized, partnerships with industry. The focus of the program will be primarily on innovative commercial energy technologies obtained from open-market sources, including small businesses. As part of its pragmatic approach, the ESTEP program will also look at the business side of energy technologies by analyzing the costs, savings and return on investment of different efforts. “ESTEP is a great opportunity to put alternative energy programs on Navy and Marine Corps bases, and really understand how it’s going to work in the field,” said Sharon BeermannCurtin, an ONR program officer. “We’re taking this new energy frontier into a realistic working environment.” The ONR effort fits into the ambitious five energy targets announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Naval Energy Forum in 2009. Those steps include the creation of a “green” strike group of ships powered by biofuels; producing at least half of the DoN’s shore-based energy requirements from renewable sources; reducing petroleum use in the DoN’s commercial vehicle fleet by 50 percent via hybrid fuel and electric vehicles; weighing lifetime energy costs of new contracts; and ensuring that by 2020, at least half of the Navy’s total energy consumption comes from alternative sources. For more information, visit For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

Panetta: Exercise your right to vote From Department of Defense Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) – Secretary of Defense Leon M. Panetta released the following message Oct. 5. “On Nov. 6, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy – the right to vote. Voters will choose from candidates at every level – from the commander-in-chief, to legislative representatives, to county commissioners, city council members and others. “I don’t have to tell you that your vote can determine the future. It really counts. And that’s why it’s so important to participate in this process – no matter where you are in the world, no matter who you plan to vote for. Please exercise the very privilege that you’re willing to fight and die for in order to protect. “But there isn’t much time. If

you're overseas or away from home, request your absentee ballot immediately, and mail it back in time so that your vote will count. And if you need help, visit your Installation Voter Assistance Office, or see your unit's voting assistance officer, or visit the website “Every day, your efforts make this country safer and its people more secure. You have more than earned the right to vote. So please participate in the democratic process that sustains the blessings of liberty that we work so hard to protect. “This Election Day, I encourage you and your family to play an important part in our great democracy. Your vote will help determine the future of our nation, and the future of a government of, by, and for all people. “Thank you.”

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October 26, 2012


October, National Fire Safety Month focus:

Be aware of electrical fire risks By Inspector Daniel Alltop F&ESGC


ccording to the U.S Fire Administration statistics, electrical fires in homes claim the lives of 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring, overloaded circuits and extension cords. During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 26,000 fires and $1 billion in property losses. About half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring. December and January are the most dangerous months for electrical fires. Fire deaths are highest in winter months which call for more indoor activities and increase lighting, heating and appliance use. The bedroom is the leading area for fire origin for residential building electrical fires. However, electrical fires that begin in the living room/family room areas result in the most deaths. Contributing factors to electrical fires are caused from problems with “fixed wiring” such as faulty electrical outlets, old wiring and problems with cords (such as extension and appliance cords), plugs, receptacles and switches. Light fixtures and

lamps/light bulbs are another leading cause of electrical fires. Many avoidable electrical fires can be traced to misuse of electrical cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas. Some safety precautions to use are as follows: Routinely check your electrical appliance and wiring for worn, old or damaged cords and replace if found. Keep all electrical appliances (i.e., blenders, coffee pots and other appliances) away from wet floors and counters; pay special care to electrical appliances in bathrooms and kitchens such as hair dryers and electric shavers. Bathroom

and kitchen areas should have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets. Keep clothes, curtains and other potentially combustible items at least three feet from all heaters. Never overload extension cords or wall sockets. Finally, having a working smoke alarm dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire. Remember to practice a home escape plan frequently with your family. For any questions on fire prevention and safety measures please contact the Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast fire prevention office at 4522898.

NAS Pensacola children learn fire safety from Smokey Bear and Sparky the Dalmation ... The preschool age children at Corry Child Development Center (CDC) were recently invited to attend a fire safety demonstration sponsored by the Navy Exchange (NEX). Smokey Bear, along with Sparky, the firefighting Dalmation dog, were on hand to give hugs and shake hands. Firefighters, paramedics and forest rangers explained how various pieces of equipment are used and talked with the children about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters. They also stressed the importance of having a plan for getting and staying out of the house if there’s a fire, along with having a family meeting place. The CDC children asked lots of questions (Did you know that Smokey Bear is 80 years old?) and were allowed hands-on experiences with some of the equipment. The final stop was for juice and cookies, courtesy of the NEX and Subway. Photos courtesy Patrice Ryan

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

Home is not a war zone: Bringing peace to relationships From Phyllis Hain NASP FFSC Education Services Facilitator

The Navy recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month by reminding us that our “Home is not (or should not be) a war zone.” The focus for the month should be to spotlight how couples can start by “bringing peace to relationships.” The NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides Life Skills Classes and individual, couple, family and group counseling services to service members and their families. The Navy support services stand ready to help military families arm themselves with the needed “weapons” to fight against the stressors that attack marriages and families. Military families come in all shapes, sizes and types. No mold will fit every family, but using identified strengths as weapons, families can arm themselves with the needed tools

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to build healthier relationships within each unique family structure. Research shows that there are nine characteristics of strong, healthy relationships: love and appreciation, time together, encouragement, commitment, communication, adaptability, faith, connections and clear responsibilities. Relationships usually start out with a strong love for each other, but the stressors of day-to-day living can often get in the way of seeing and appreciating one’s mate. Encouragement should always be offered when there is a struggle to meet unique, and frustrating daily challenges. Stronger relationships can be achieved by practiced, open communication and by expressing a continued commitment to each other as partners working toward shared goals. When things don’t go as planned, it helps to have some flexibility, so adapting to change can be

accomplished without a crisis. A family’s faith can be the guidepost for interaction and connection to family, friends and other support systems. And last but not least, recognizing one’s responsibilities to partners, families and work should be clear, so that priorities can be identified and understood. It all takes work and planning to modify behaviors for a more stress free, healthier family. Positive ways to build relationships can be as simple as a text to remind your partner you love them, acknowledge something they did to make you proud, or plan something special to do together. If money is an issue, it can be something as simple as cooking a special meal together, or a picnic at sunset to enjoy time to just sit and talk (no cell phones allowed). Sharing positive reminders of good times you shared together can put the spark back. Exercise helps with stress, so take a walk or go for a bike ride together. Relationships are

important – take time to nurture them. Service members train to deal with war and the hazards associated with conflict. Unfortunately, multiple stressors and lack of the fundamental skills to resolve conflict without violence can place the family at risk for maltreatment and domestic violence. That violence can make a home feel like a war zone. But there is help. Knowing how to access the needed support services allows families to maintain stability and better ensure their safety and well being. Fleet and Family Support Centers, Military One Source and Navy chaplains will continue to offer hope, counseling and education, as strong weapons to use in the fight for relationships that bring peace for your family. NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family can be reached at 452-5990; Military One Source at and NASP chaplains’ office can be reached at 452-2311.

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October 26, 2012

October is


Navy Energy Awareness Month

Tips and tricks for ener gy conser vation and savings from NavFac SE The right light – only where you need it It’s convenient when the first person in the office turns on all the lights and nobody else has to think about light switches until the end of the day, but it isn’t necessarily energy efficient. Take a look around your work area and see if there are areas that are switched on, but really don’t need to be. Are there areas that look like they should have their own switch, but don’t? Tell your supervisor or building energy monitor. Depending on how many fixtures are involved, it might make sense to have another switch wired in. Is the switch on the other side of the room, increasing chances it will be left on when people leave? Report it. Sometimes it will make sense to install occupancy controls that shut lights off automatically when a room in unoccupied. Many offices and other facilities can easily reduce lighting without affecting productivity. Turn off unnecessary lights. Use task lighting instead of overhead lighting, and light only areas that are needed at the time. Why unneeded lights get left on Are there lights that seem to be on all the time when nobody is using the area? This is known in the energy management business as an energy saving opportunity. There are a number of reasons the lights may be left on: • Several people use the area and nobody is taking responsibility for the light switch – They may not know when other people are still in the area. • There is no light switch, or it’s hard to find. • The lights are the high intensity discharge type often used in industrial areas, and they require time to warm up. When these lights spend a lot of time on when nobody is in the area, it may be cost-effective to change them to an energy-efficient instant-on type such as fluorescent or light-emitting diode. • Someone believes the old myth that it takes more energy to turn fluorescent lights back on than can be saved by shutting them off during the day, or even overnight. If you see lights on a lot when nobody is in the area, tell your supervisor or building energy monitor about the potential energy savings. It may be a matter of educating people. If it is a design issue, public works can evaluate the lighting requirements and possibly make some changes, helping your building and your base be just a little greener. Many small contributions can add up to big savings.

BM2(SW/AW) Kerik Vargas switches his lights to high efficiency light bulbs as part of an energy conservation initiative. Photo by MC2(SW) Mark Logico

Set boundaries – close the door on energy waste Doors let us in and out of the building, and in and out of spaces within the building. Most doors within the building are inside the air conditioning boundary, and can be left open unless they are designated as fire doors. But one way to save on heating and air conditioning is to close doors to spaces that are not used much, such as storage areas. If they have their own source of heat or A/C, set the thermostat to the most energy-saving position (down in winter, up in summer) or off, if there is no chance of water freezing in pipes in the space. Obviously, doors to the outside need to be closed when the heat or A/C is on. If you notice a door that is frequently left open, report it to your supervisor or building energy monitor. The mechanical door closer may be in need of repair. Or maybe the building pressure needs to be adjusted. Typically, the volume of fresh air being brought into the building should be slightly more than the volume of air being exhausted, to keep a slightly positive pressure in the building. It is especially important that large loading doors be closed when not actively in use, if the heat or A/C is on. Report large loading doors to conditioned spaces that are frequently left open. It might be cost effective to install automated high speed doors that save energy, and improve comfort and productivity.

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October 26, 2012


NAS Whiting Field selects its Sailors of the year By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

Naval Air Station Whiting Field recently announced its 2012 Sailor of the Year, Junior Sailor of the Year and Blue Jacket of the Year. The candidate pool for each award was comprised of leadership-nominated representatives of the NASWF’s Air Traffic Control, Crash, and Security divisions. MA1 Adam Turner earned Sailor of the Year honors for his outstanding efforts throughout the year. His performance in professional and collateral capacities was singular among his peers. Turner serves the security department as command investigator and primary evidence custodian, a role in which he is responsible for leading law enforcement efforts on base. As one of the department’s foremost authorities on naval law enforcement, Turner has served as a conduit between the base command and Naval Criminal Investigative Service. A key member of the air station’s physical security team, Turner acts as a central overseer of the base’s Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection program. “Petty Officer Turner continually shows his versatility and flexibility … he is the ‘go to guy’ not only for the department, but also the installation … he is the finest example of a first class petty officer,” security department head Lt. David Vandyke declared. Turner is a noted mentor of junior personnel within his department. He has trained almost 100 active duty members, reservists, contract security personnel and government service guards during his time with the air station. His desire to see junior personnel trained and treated properly extends to working weekends and taking an active approach to leadership. As the departmental career counselor, Turner has illuminated professional paths for his peers; as the divisional fitness leader, he is a recognized

MA1 Adam Turner

MA2 Erica Roten

AB3 Andan Rempel

authority in physical conditioning. Security department leading chief petty officer MACM Peter Cady described Turner’s training commitment as “leadership and mentorship skills beyond reproach, because he truly cares about the Sailor.” A nine-year veteran of naval law enforcement and force protection, Turner has supplemented his field experience with a vast range of academic study in related disciplines. He has completed Navy correspondence courses in homeland security, anti-terrorism, defense threat reduction, emergency management and suicide bombing response and prevention. In private study, Turner has completed college courses examining criminal street gang behavior and aircraft electrical systems theory. Turner’s community engagement on and off base is extensive. His contribution of more than 430 hours as command honor boatswain and color guard coordinator has reinforced the bearing and professionalism of the air station’s honor details at high-profile events. Within the Santa Rosa County community, Turner has been active with Habitat for Humanity, marched in the Milton Christmas parade and is a two-time recipient of the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Service Award. “When I first found out, I was honestly surprised because we have so many deserving Sailors on base. Considering the candidates, it was both a surprise and

a great honor. “It feels great to be recognized through something like this because it’s rewarding for my family as well. It lets me show my family — especially my kids — that the time we can’t spend together, the hours that daddy gives to the Navy, is a sacrifice recognized and appreciated. That makes it meaningful to them as well,” Turner reflected. MA2 Erica Roten was selected Junior Sailor of the Year for 2012. Her achievements on and off duty were cited as outstanding examples of junior enlisted performance above grade. Roten stands among the emerging leaders in the air station’s security department. She serves as watch commander, a capacity in which Roten oversees the placement, training and performance of the base’s naval law enforcement personnel. She holds a Navy warfare qualification as an expeditionary warfare specialist and her catalogue of Navy coursework reflects sterling dedication to her force protection mission: homeland security studies, active shooter response training and multijurisdictional counter-drug task force certification feature among Roten’s studies. Her initiative, adaptability, and leadership qualities earned praise from Vandyke. “Roten manages her time for the department’s junior and senior Sailors alike by mentorship. She continually encourages her shipmates to pursue off-duty education, Navy COOL and US MAPS,” Vandyke noted. Off duty, Roten demonstrates

a broad commitment to her fellow Sailors through an ambitious portfolio of collateral duties. She serves the command as Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) representative, security department Navy COOL representative and department assistant career counselor. In her capacity as SAPR alone, Roten has provided more than 330 hours of time to aiding and advising her peers. Within the area community, Roten exhibits the same degree of dedication. She has volunteered more than 48 hours of time to the American Red Cross. Furthermore the air station’s foremost Junior Sailor of 2012 has made impact contributions to local soup kitchens, nursing homes and juvenile mentorship programs. AB3 Andan Rempel was selected as NAS Whiting Field’s Blue Jacket of the Year. Rempel has been recognized as an indispensible contributor to safe operations and personnel training at the air station and its outlying fields. Rempel’s supervisors cited his commitment to excellence as a key contribution to more than 300,000 safely executed flight operations. Moreover, his performance in several instances of actual emergency reinforced command confidence in this junior Sailor’s competence and depth of character. “(He) has proven to be a topquality leader. He shows genuine concern for his Sailors’ professional growth … his takecharge attitude and initiative to job accomplishment consistent-

ly produces positive results,” crash division Leading Chief Petty Officer ABCS John Coger stated. A true leader-by-example, Rempel exhibits dedication to reaching his personal potential while assisting peers to attain theirs. His professional accomplishments include qualification in air warfare and collateral duties as hazmat petty officer and (Navy instructional) publications petty officer. He actively pursues continuing education and has completed college courses in economics, geography, American history, psychology and human relations. A practitioner of the old Navy aphorism “One hand for the self, one for the ship,” Rempel exhibits a magnanimous dedication to the advancement of his fellow Sailors. In 2012, this budding leader’s mentoring has been a key factor in the aircraft fire fighting qualification of three Sailors at Navy Outlying Field Pace. “He readily accepts increased responsibilities without hesitation and constantly produces outstanding results,” Coger noted. Off duty, Rempel is active within the base and Milton communities. His charitable engagement reflects the same energy and depth of involvement that defines his professional character. Rempel’s contributions include 30 volunteer hours as a fitness instructor for children, home construction with Habitat for Humanity and work with East Milton Elementary School. “A commandwide Sailor, junior Sailor or Blue Jacket of the Year award is a landmark moment in any Navy career. At the same time, this recognition should inspire the awardees to new heights of personal and professional achievement. “Furthermore, it provides these exceptional individuals with the privilege and responsibility of acting as role models and mentors to their peers,” Command Master Chief Rafael Rosado said.

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Coast Guard to present haunted ship

“Ghosts” will be haunting the decks of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, Oct. 26-27, at Plaza de Luna Pier in downtown Pensacola. The event supports MANNA Food Pantries and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring one can of nonperishable food to donate. Nonprofit organization that wish to set up a booth by the ship, can contact Ens. Nathan White or Jack Porter at 361-7246. For more information, call 441-6277 or go to

Alpha Pier open for two days of fishing

The NASP CFC Committee has scheduled two days of fishing on Alpha Pier onboard NAS Pensacola. Members of the committee will be out on the pier from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. Donations will be accepted for the 2012 NASP CFC fund drive.

Utility program meetings scheduled

A NAS Pensacola resident utility meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 26, at the base chapel. For more information regarding the Resident Energy Conservation Program, go to usingLodging/FamilyandUnaccompaniedHousing/ ContactHousing/CNRSERECP/index.htm.

Family Fun Fest scheduled downtown

The Saenger Theatre is presenting the Family Fun Fest from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 during trick or treating in downtown Pensacola. Family friendly activities will be set up on Intendencia Street. In addition to the inflatable rides, there will be carnival games, face painting, balloons and more. New York Life Insurance agents will be providing free identification cards for children that include the child’s photo, digital fingerprints and other vital information. Children must not have costume makeup on to get the cards and they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information go to

Classic Motor Sports Show planned

The Corporal J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League in Pensacola has scheduled its 11th annual Classic Motor Sports Show for Oct. 27 at Five Flags Speedway on Pine Forest Road. In the event of rain, the alternate date will be Oct. 28. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a $20 registration fee. Admission to the show is free to the public. For more information, call 554-6606, or e-mail

Veterans being treated to WAVE Day

Pensacola Beach Yacht Club is joining with Fort Walton Yacht Club, Navy Yacht Club, Eglin Yacht Club, Pensacola Yacht Club and Point Yacht Club to offer a free day of boating for disabled veterans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Lunch, boat rides, and a variety of on shore activities will be presented at the Fort Walton Yacht Club with entertainment and some sailing seminars provided by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. All disabled veterans are encouraged to register to attend the Wounded American Veterans Event (WAVE). Registration forms can be downloaded at or and mailed to Navy Yacht Club Pensacola, P.O. Box 4422, Pensacola, FL 32507. For more information, call Jan Wilson at 3411399.

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Dress up for ‘Rocky Horror Show’

For those who would love to do the time warp again, the Pensacola Little Theatre, Emerald City and Randall’s Men’s Formal Wear are bringing “The Rocky Horror Show” back to the stage. The rock musical will be performed Oct. 25-28 and Oct. 31 at the Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 South Jefferson St. The production contains mature themes and content and audience members have been known to (and even expected to) participate and dress in character for the productions. Prop bags will be available for sale before the show. Tickets are $14 to $30. Be a part of the fun and enter the costume contest Oct. 27. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and contest starts at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $5. For more information, visit or call 432-2042.

Gallery presents nature-themed show

The current featured artist show, “Collaborating with Nature,” continues through Nov. 10 at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. The show features pottery by Tammy Casperson, metal garden art by Amy Hines and pastel

Festival to feature crafts and cars

Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., will present its 23rd annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Nashville artist Ron Jeffers will perform. The festival will feature more than 100 vendors, and food offerings will include homemade baked goods and a holiday luncheon. Admission is free. For more information, call 944-0170 or go to

Holidays will be a breeze at event naturescapes and jewelry by Jan Kurtz. The Chocolate Art Class will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the gallery. With a Halloween theme, the class teaches parents and children fun ways to create chocolate art. Designed for two age groups – 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years – the cost is $15 for one parent and child. With limited seating, space should be reserved by calling Karen Smith at 384-4098. For more information about the gallery, call 4299100.

Egg hunt part of Halloween fun

Play Pensacola has scheduled a hunt for Halloween eggs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 27, at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex. The event will feature a haunted hay ride and haunted trail, carnival games and food. Children through age 13 can participate in the Egg Haunts, so be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag and a flashlight. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Bank. For more information, call 436-5670 or visit

Navy League plans golf tournament

Pensacola Council of the Navy League will be hosting a four person scramble golf tournament Nov. 9 at A.C. Read Golf Club, NAS Pensacola. The event is open to the public. Check in is at 11:30 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. Lunch, prizes, cart, green fees, driving range and much more included. Limited to the first 128 players. To register, call 436-8552.

Sea Scouts welcome new boat

Sea Scout Ship Tarshish, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola chapel congregation, has added a 31-foot sailboat to its line-up. With this addition, the unit (Ship 609) is ready for new members. Sea Scouts are part of BSA Gulf Coast Council and are open to boys and girls ages 14 to 20. For more information, contact Mark Wenzel at 452-9700, ext. 3119, or 450-3850. You can also email him at

Festival focuses on outdoor activities

The Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association is presenting an outdoor recreation festival and regional conference Oct. 26-28 at Adventures Unlimited in Milton. Activities include a full moon hike, kayaking/canoeing, bluegrass music by Southern Sounds, geocaching and nature photography. Registration is $20 per person. For more information, call 287-1748 or go tob

Relief society offers ways to help others Naval War College expert to speak Can you donate three or four hours of your time one or more days per week to help a service man or woman? If the answer is yes, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will provide free training and child care. For more information, call 452-2300.

“Bill Mauldin: An Exhibition of Selected Drawings and Prints” will be featured at the UWF art gallery, Bldg. 82, from Nov. 8 to Jan. 10. For more information, go to

The Naval War College Foundation, in cooperation with the Pensacola Navy League and Admiral’s Club, is presenting a lunch and conversation featuring Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, the John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College Nov. 8 at New World Landing, 649 South Palafox St. A reception will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $17. To register online, go to To register by mail, include names for all registrants and a return address. Send checks to: The Naval War College Foundation 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1213. Registration must be received by Nov. 2. For more information or to register by phone, call Steve Stasiuk at (401) 848-8308.

UWF plans Veterans Day observances

Three Veterans Day observances are scheduled at the University of West Florida. Walter H. Richardson, one of the original Tuskegee Airman, will speak during an event scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the UWF Commons Auditorium Reservations are required by Nov. 6. For more information, contact Tonya Jackson at or 474-2384. A Tuskegee Airmen movie screening is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the UWF SSE Building (Bldg. 4, room 102) For more information go to

The GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club is presenting Breezing Thru the Holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Gulf Breeze. Lunch by will be presented by Elaine’s Catering. Holiday fashions will be presented by Chico’s. Silver jewelry will be presented by Silver Magnoli and there will be a silent auction. Ticket are $25. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 2. For more information, call 748-9045.

Original musical coming to Imogene

A two-act musical, “A Beautiful Life,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The Moonshine Creek Production is being presented in partnership with Panhandle Community Theatre, the Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation and the Santa Rosa Historical Society. The musical about local history features original songs and music by Shay Moran. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. You can at the door or at Dragonfly Gallery, 5188 Escambia St., Milton. For more information, call (850) 324-2875.

Memorial run scheduled for Nov. 10

The second annual Tyler Jefferson Memorial 5K run will start at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at 640 Roberts Ave. onboard Corry Station. Cost is $20 for eary registration and $30 day of race. For more information, go to Jefferson, an active-duty Sailor, was found fatally shot Nov. 12, 2009. The case is unsolved. Anyone with information about the case can call Crime Stoppers at 433-7867 or go to

Hospital wants to market to the military

Laurel Heights Hospital in Atlanta has and opening for a community liaison/marketing representative to focus primarily on promoting specialty programs to active-duty and retired military families. Laurel Heights Hospital is an intensive residential treatment facility for children and adolescents, specializing in serving young people with complex psychiatric difficulties. The position requires extensive travel instate as well as nationally. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or human services field as well as strong experience in behavioral health care and a history of working with the military. You can apply online at or e-mail your resume to

Christmas bazaar scheduled for Nov. 10

Emerald Coast Community Church, 3500 West Navy Blvd., is presenting a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. The event will feature homemade Christmas gifts and baked goods. There also will be Christmas music. For more information, call 438-3106.

Church to present arts and craft show

The 35th Christmas Creations arts and crafts show is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Wright Place at the First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright St. The show will feature more than 55 selected artisans from around the Southeast offering their handmade creations for sale. Other regular are The Gingerbread House, a offering of homemade baked goods including cheesestraws, pecan pies and chocolate pies. Sweet breads, candies, cookies, cakes, sweet rolls and doggie biscuits will also be offered. The Nov. 10 luncheon will cost $10. For more information, call 432-1434 or go to

Butler Auto holding recycling round up

Butler Auto Recycling, 6401 North Palafox St., is holding a recycling round up from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16. Items they will be accepting include automobile tires (limit four), used oil or transmission fluid, old gas and antifreeze, batteries and freon. For more information, call 474-9300 or go to



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Change of command at MATSG-42; See page B2 Spotlight


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Halloween safety briefing points

By Jack Santino Library of Congress Research Center

From Naval Safety Center

Halloween is meant to be a day of fun. Increasingly, adults are getting into the act and dressing up too. Whether or not you’ve got young ghouls and goblins to care for, there are a few things to remember to keep Halloween a night of treats, rather than tragedy. Motorists: Anticipate children darting out from between parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, expect children to be in dark clothing. Parents: Make sure that an adult or an older, responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children younger than 12. Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route. Tell them to be alert for cars and drivers who don’t or can’t see them. Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home. Establish a return time. Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home. Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard (falls are the leading cause of injuries on Halloween.) Single Sailors and Marines: Adult costume parties are lots of fun, but if you choose to drink, do so responsibly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for alcohol-related traffic deaths. Forty-four percent of all traffic deaths on Halloween occur as a result of driving while intoxicated. This is even higher than New Year’s Eve, which averages 41 percent. If you drink, do so in moderation. Make sure to eat and alternate alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic ones. Designate a driver or plan to take a cab before the first sip of alcohol.


alloween had its beginnings in an ancient, preChristian 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 midwinter celebration of many peoples. Samhain, with its emphasis on the supernatural, was decidedly pagan. While mission-

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aries 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 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 tradition-

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al 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 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 has become once again an adult holiday or masquerade, like 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, re-enacting 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 Undead Halloween jokes Why do vampires need mouthwash? They have bat breath. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frostbite. Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? No, they eat the fingers separately. What is a vampire’s favorite mode of transportation? A blood vessel. What kind of streets do zombies like the best? Dead ends. Why don’t skeletons ever go out on the town? Because they don't have any body to go out with. How do witches keep their hair in place while flying? With scare spray. What is a ghost’s favorite mode of transportation? A scareplane. What type of dog do vampires like the best? Bloodhounds.




October 26, 2012

Change of command at NASP’s Marine Aviation Training Support Group 42 From MATSG-42

Marine Col. David L Pohlman has replaced Lt. Col. Scott A. Meehan in a change of command held at Marine Aviation Training Support Group 42 (MATSG42) Oct. 1. Meehan had held command through the summer while the unit was in a transitional period and resumes previously held duties as MATSG-42’s executive officer. MATSG-42 provides a pool of experienced officers and Marines that maintain advanced qualifications in order to support the overall mission of 4th Marine Air Wing (MAW) while recruiting selected Marine Corps Reservists to augment and reinforce active-duty units in the Naval Air Training Command, USMC fleet replacement squadrons and other naval aviation activities. Pohlman was born in Catonsville, Md., Aug. 25, 1966. In May 1984, he was selected for the Platoon Leaders Class and reported to Quantico, Va., to attend Officer Candidate School. In December 1988, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and was commissioned a

second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of The Basic School, Quantico, he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training and was designated a naval aviator in May 1991.

Col. David L. Pohlman

After receiving his “wings of gold,” Pohlman reported to Marine Aircraft Group 11, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif., for initial training in the F/A-18 Hornet. In May 1993, Pohlman reported to the “Hawks” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 533 for operations in the F/A-18. While with the Hawks, he deployed twice to Aviano, Italy, to enforce the NATO no-fly zone over the former Yugoslavia. During

his tour with the Hawks, he served in numerous billets including the assistant maintenance officer, avionics officer, airframes officer, powerline officer, embark officer and flight schedules officer. In July 1996, Pohlman reported to Quantico to attend the Amphibious Warfare School. In May 1997, Pohlman again reported to Marine Aircraft Group 11, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, for service as an instructor pilot in the F/A-18 with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101. During this tour, he frequently deployed to Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. and Naval Auxiliary Field, El Centro, Calif., and served as the squadron’s operations flight officer and assistant operations officer. During this time, Pohlman was a member of the advance team to set up the squadron’s operations at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in preparation for the planned BRAC move and closure of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. In June 1999, Pohlman

left the active-duty ranks and joined the “Cowboys” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VFMA-112), Marine Aircraft Group 41, in Fort Worth, Texas, as a reserve pilot. While with VMFA-112, he served as the squadron’s administrative officer, maintenance officer, director of safety and standardization, logistics officer and schedules officer. While with VMFA-112, Pohlman participated in numerous deployments throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the western Pacific. In October of 2004, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In April of 2005, he reported for duty as the reserve operations officer for Marine Aircraft Group 41. In April 2007, Pohlman mobilized to assume duties as the assistant plans officer for the 4th Marine Air Wing in New Orleans, La., where he worked as an action officer on numerous aviation transition strategies for reserve component aviation. In December 2009, he was selected for promotion to the

rank of colonel. In April of 2010, he was assigned duties as the assistant chief of staff G-5 (Plans) for the 4th Marine Air Wing. In October 2011, he deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to serve as the battle director at

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the 609th Combined Air Operations Center. In October 2012, he took Command of Marine Aviation Training Support Group 42. Pohlman has completed the USMC Command and Staff non-resident course, and his personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal Strike/Flight with numeral four and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with second gold star in lieu of third award.



October 26, 2012

Take action to make sure you get chance to vote From Voting Assistance Office

If you have already registered but have not received a state ballot for the Nov. 6 general election, go to and use the back-up, Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). For each office listed, select or write-in either a candidate’s name or their party designation. If you receive your state ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return the state ballot as well. You will only receive one vote as the state will only count your FWAB if the state ballot is not received by the deadline. If your state ballot is received by the deadline, your state ballot will be counted and the FWAB will be disregarded.

Remember: don’t wait until your state deadline to return your ballot; mail delivery times vary from location to location and it may take extra time for your ballot to get from your location to your state. Visit to view your state deadlines and recommending mailing dates and return your ballot today. The web address is 2012_ballot_mailing_days.pdf. If you haven’t registered yet but want to vote, you can check the deadline for your state at It is not too late in a number of states. If you are currently stationed in your voting jurisdiction, you will need to contact the local election office if you have any questions

To advertise in this newspaper please call Simone Sands at 433-1166 ext. 21

regarding going to the polls on Nov. 6. If you have other questions, you can contact FVAP’s call center at 1 (800) 438-8683 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also e-mail or visit for live chat assistance. And, don’t forget about your Unit Voting Assistance Officer and your Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office. For details, go to, x.html. Navy Lt. Dwayne Vinnett is the unit voting assistance officer for NAS Pensacola. The Installation Voting Assistance Office is located in Bldg. 1500, Room 110, and the phone number is 452-2849.


Early voting The following early voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. • Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 213 Palafox Place, second floor, Pensacola. • Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave., Pensacola. • West Florida Regional Library, 200 West Gregory St., Pensacola. • Supervisor of Elections Annex, 292 Muscogee Road, Cantonment. • Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola. • Supervisor of Elections Office, Santa Rosa County Administrative Complex (behind McDonald’s on Highway 90) 6495 Caroline St., Suite F, Milton. • South Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway, one block east of the zoo, Highway 98 Gulf Breeze.

For more information

• Escambia County: Call 595-3900 or go to • Santa Rosa County: Call (850) 983-1900 or go to





October 26, 2012

Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website:

Big & Rich entertain the crowd during a 2011 concert aboard NAS Pensacola. The country duo is scheduled to take the stage Nov. 2 in a concert following the Blue Angels air show. Photo by Billy Enfinger

Fireworks, concert follow Blues From NASP MWR


The NASP Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department is presenting some special events in conjunction with the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 2 and 3. After the Nov. 2 show, there will be a special “Light Up The Sky” night air show and fireworks. After the Nov. 3 show, thre will be a “Tour for the Troops” concert featuring country superstars Big & Rich and special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin. Both special events are open to public. Admission is free and gates open at 8 a.m. each day. Visitors will be directed to air show parking, where shuttle buses are provided at no charge and will run all day, delivering patrons right to the air show tarmac and back again after the show. Patrons can bring chairs, however, no coolers, backpacks, food, drinks or pets are allowed. Food and beverage vendors will also be on site. The air show will feature a variety

• What: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2012. • When: Gates open at 8 a.m. Nov. 2 and 3. The show starts at 9:30 a.m., with the Blues scheduled to fly at 2 p.m. each day. • Where: NAS Pensacola. • Cost: Free admission. Advance reserved bleacher, box and flightline club seating is available. Go to the air show website for a full listing of options. You can also purchase tickets at Corry Station ITT Office, Bldg. 3787. • For more information: Call ITT Office at 452-6362 or go to air show website at

of civilian and military aerial performances as well as static displays of all types of aircraft. There will also be vendor booths, virtual reality experiences and other attractions. A Kids’ Zone will feature inflatable games, Xtreme Gyro, Spider

Mountain, a climbing wall and a bungee jump. Home Depot will present a Kids Workshop Area with free craft projects to construct. The New Orleans Navy Band Crescent City Krewe will kick off the Nov. 2 “Light up the Sky” night air show. The two-hour show will feature the Emerald Coast Skydiving Team, Neil Darnell in the Air National Guard Jet Truck, a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter, Roger Buis in Otto the Helicopter, Eglin Wells’ StarJammer and Bill Leff. There also will be a fireworks display and the dramatic “Wall of Fire.” The Air Force Reserve is presenting the Nov. 3 “Tour for the Troops” concert. A preferred viewing area for active-duty military and their families will be provided in front of the stage. The concert is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with Big & Rich taking the stage at 6 p.m. Sponsors for the 2012 air show include Humana, MetCare, KIA Autosport and the Air Force Reserve.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Finding Nemo” (3D), G, 4:45 p.m.; “The Possession,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “House at the End of the Street,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 9:15 p.m.


“Finding Nemo” (3D), G, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “ParaNorman” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “The Possession,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Expendables 2,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “House at the End of the Street,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Lawless,” (R), 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.


“Finding Nemo” (3D), G, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “ParaNorman” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (2D), R, 2:15 p.m.; “House at the End of the Street,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 6:45 p.m.




“Premium Rush,” (PG-13), 5 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “The Possession,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 5:15 p.m., 7:15

p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 7 p.m.


“The Expendables 2,” R, 5 p.m.; “House at the End of the Street,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Hit and Run,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (2D), R, 7:30 p.m.

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

Details: 452-3522 or

• ITT tickets: Universal Orlando Resort is offering complimentary theme park tickets (three-day park-to-park ticket) for active-duty and retired members of the military. Activeduty and retired military personnel can also purchase Blue Man Group Show tickets at a discounted rate. Contact the Corry Station ITT Office, Bldg. 3787, or call 452-6362. • Lunch change: The Mustin Beach Club onboard NAS Pensacola has extended its lunch schedule. New lunch hours at the Ready Room are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also new menu options. You can enjoy the club’s social hour from 3 p.m. to closing Wednesday through Friday. For more information, call 452-2026. • Gear rental: The NASP Outpost is located at the end of John Tower Road, behind the golf course off Taylor Road. You can rent canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more that can be taken off base for use. Gear can be reserved up to three months in advance by military (active duty, retirees and reservists) and two months in advance by DoD civilians. • Jump in the pool: The NAS Pensacola indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is now open for the fall season. Lap swim hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and recreation and lap swim hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Other programming scheduled throughout the week includes masters swim training, PNY swim team, Goslings, swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, water polo and fin swim. The pool is closed on Wednesday and the second weekend of each month. Call 452-9429 for details on applicable fees, specials and restrictions. • Golf classic: The Great Christmas Golf Classic is scheduled for Dec. 8 at A.C. Read Golf Club. It is a 27-hole golf tournament – nine holes scramble, nine holes best ball and nine holes modified alternate shot. Entry fee ($60 per player) includes cart, greens fee, morning pastries, refreshments during play and lunch. For more information, call 4522454. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page at or the MWR website at MWR offers a Text-2-Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up, text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 4522372 or visit singsail/liberty.htm.

Support Our Troops

October 26, 2012





Combined Federal Campaign Have you ever wondered: “Where do CFC dollars go?” Well, here is the answer: CFC represents thousands of agencies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

Worship schedule

The monetary gifts collected are distributed to the agencies designated by the contributor. If no designations are made, the gift is distributed in the same proportion to the agencies.

Have you had the opportunity to donate through the Combined Federal Campaign? If not, contact your office CFC representative or the CFC Office at 452-2029.

Doors, Enriching Lives (MODEL) program is a mentoring program for children who have an incarcerated parent. Mentors need to be age 21 or older, complete an application, interview and background screening and attend an orientation session. For information, contact Lindsay Larson at 266-2712 or e-mail • Meals on Wheels: The Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to home bound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact

Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • ReStore: Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers that live in or close to the Milton to help rebuild the ReStore. This involves heavy lifting, moving, cleaning, painting and drywall work. Times are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no set date, help any day of week or weekend. Address is 6608 Elva St. in Milton. For information, contact Eric Olson at (850) 434-5456, ext. 141. • Mentors Opening Doors: The Children’s Home Society Mentors Opening

For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunityOutreach or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered at the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted: • Parenting: Zero to Two Years of Age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a new baby is offered quarterly. The next class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 16. To register, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. If

you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to Peer Support Group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing your problems with peers is proven to be more successful to your wellbeing than discussing it with others.

Because peers served in the military, you can identify with each other. For service members and veterans returning from deployment, this is an opportunity to come together and share experiences. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5990, ext. 3122.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**

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, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

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. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.



October 26, 2012


To place an ad go online at or call 433-1166 ext.24.

Military Marketplace ★ Motor ★ Merchandise ★ Employment ★ Real Estate ★ and more Real Estate

Employment P a r t - t i m e temporary, hourly, clerical, data-entry, light filing. Innerarity Point. 417-8301 Merchandise Articles for sale 2 CHAIRS FOR SALE. about a year old, A recliner - brown and a green wing back chair. Both in good condition. No tears or worn spots. $105 each. Call 494-9445 leave message. Motor

Autos for sale 1997 Chevy Camaro, 6 cyl. V6, automatic. Runs great. 167K miles. $3,000. 382-0277 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. 74,800 miles. E x c e l l e n t condition. Must see. $7,375 obo. (850) 291-6891.

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Homes For Sale Announcements

Garage Sales

MLS 429279 3/2 custom built in 2006. 7010 Community Dr., Pensacola FL, 32526. $160,000. Interior sqft: 2,494. Lot size: 0.99 acres “enough room to build another house.” Walking distance to Pine F o r e s t highschool, WF Te c h n i c a l highschool, L o n g l e a f Elementary School. For more information and to schedule appt, call listing agent Stephanie Chavis at 384-4441. View property online at ZY

100 New Donors Needed Save a life. Make a Difference New donors can donate life saving plasma and receive $100 compensation in two donations. Talecris 3810 Barrancas Ave 850-456-0975 www.Grifolsplas Walk-ins welcome Current picture ID, Social Security Number required

R e d e e m e r Lutheran Church & School, 333 Commerce St., Wa r r i n g t o n , located 2 min. from Main NAS gate. Services 8 & Waterfront home 10:30 am. 4553 - 4 B R / 4 B A 0330 Military $549,000 Call Welcome! Ramona Preston Coldwell Banker United 850-9820845

Moving sale br/lr/patio furniture, lamps, appliances, kitchen ware, yard tools and misc. 456-3609 5023 Perkins off M u l d o o n Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 am. The first in 30 yrs! Lots+Xmas

Merchandise Pets CKC Teacup/toy beautifully colored party poodles. Two males, great pedigree, wormed and shot, $350. 457-9264 I t a l i a n Greyhounds. AKC M/F, puppies and adults, $175 and up. Shots/health certificates. 9810228

Advertise with us! Call Simone Sands at 433-1166 ext. 21



Articles for Sale Craftman riding lawn tractor/ 2 CHAIRS FOR mower 42” SALE. about a A u t o m a t i c year old, A transmission. recliner - brown Canopy/ warranty. and a green wing E x c e l l e n t back chair. Both in good condition. condition. $700 No tears or worn obo. 981-0228 spots. $105 each. Call 494-9445 Majorica pearls, 30” necklace, $75; leave message. double strand Elliptical, b r a c e l e t , Schwinn. quality $65. 455-7990 home workout machine, like new, Hand knit hats kids, $400. Bike Rrck, for “blueberry” or in box, $45. Xmas “ s t r a w b e r r y ” . tree 7ft in box like Young kids, $25. new, very realistic, $75. 455-7990 Make offers, 292Graco Double 0561 near NAS Stroller $75; back gate /Cosco juvenile stroller $25; L.G. Front-load jogging stroller washer. Excellent $35. 457-0243 condition. $350. Milton. 981-0228 Wooden heart, hanging with H a l l o w e e n seasonal inserts Costumes, ladies b i r t h d a y , med. Mash, H a l l o w e e n , Dorothy, Sheik, Easter, etc. $25 Clown $10-20. 455-7990 Must see 4557990




Brand new in the box LCD TVs. Toshiba 40” 40L2200U 1080P LED TV, $425. 46” Toshiba 46G310U 46” 1080p LCD HDTV, $600. 4521072 with any questions. Base delivery available.

PetCarrier’s $20 each PetTaxie Portacrate Pet Voyage. 455-5763 Pns. Westside

Brownie Belgian Safari 7mm magnum semiautomatic rifle w/BOSS. Bought new, hardly used, heavily engraved. Book value $1,400. Sell for $750. 454-9486

Dell computer. Comes w/flat screen monitor. 40G $175 and 320G $225. Good for students. 4572656. BRAND NEW Service Dress White Navy Uniform with Combination cover, belt, and attachments for sale. (Trousers 40L, Large Coat). $200 OBO. Email rnldware1@gmail .com. Photos available upon request.

Chest of drawers $60, patio pub table and chairs $70, hand blown buffet lamp $45. 456-3609. Penn 114H high seed 6-0 reel on a Round patio table custom rod. $65. user twice. 4 Or matched pair chairs. Can be used $120. 497-1167 outside. $45 cash only. 912-8389 Snapper fishing rod for bottom 5103 Chandelle fishing. 10 reels Ave. 492-2203. 3 with rods. $100 cushion sofa; 5 for all. 712-1425 piece sectional; NordicTrak (MedMotor alist)

Autos for sale

Garden & Lawn hand tools; golf balls; vintage radios & audio equip. Lanai table & 6 chairs. 5103 C h a n d e l l e Ave. 492-2203

2005 Matrix 5 speed. Perfect condition. Garage-kept, 32,000 miles, one owner, a must see. Owner eager to sell. Asking Mint green sofa Lincoln 225 amp $11,200 obo. 324and loveseat with Arc welder. Used 0524 big cushion. $400 twice. $230. 2066464 obo. 456-8909.

Support our Troops 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 or call 433-1166 ext. 24 to place your ad today.



October 26, 2012


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2004 Harley Sportster 1200. Extras, low mileage. $6,000. (251) 504-5558. Foley.

3 bedroom furnished CONDO at Snug Harbor just outside the back gate to NAS. $1,500/month. Call John 572-1491.


Completely renovated 1995 16x76 mobile home in Timberlake Mobilehome Park. 3/2 or 2/2/den. NEW carpeting, padding, vinyl f l o o r i n g , dishwasher, waterheater and roof! Central heat/air. $21,900. 941-2105

2000 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. V6 Magnum, 5 speed manual trans, A/C, AM/FM/CD/MP3, Misc. Motor Power Windows, Cruise Control. BOAT FOR $2500 Firm. SALE Robalo 2160 cuddy cabin for sale. New Motorcycles bimini top in 2011. 200 HP 2003 Honda Mercury Mariner Shadow Spirit 750. and trailer. Boat is 25,000 miles. a '94, runs fine, $2,500. Excellent put on trailer after shape. 346-9427 storm scare. $9,999. Call Mike ‘80 Honda CX500 at 723-9565. Motorcycle; VReal Estate twin, water-cooled, driveshaft; fresh red paint. This is a Homes for rent rare vintage bike that you must see to 4/2 ½, 1,600 sf, appreciate; $2,500 block home, asking price obo; wood/tile floors. 380-5127 Central heat and air + window air 2003 HD Dyna in handicap Wide Glide, 12k a c c e s s i b l e miles, loaded b e d / b a t h . w/chrome, V&H Renovated 11-15pipes, Mustang seat 12. 5823 Perkins plus many extras Rd. $850-650. $10,500 obo. (501) 292-4691, 477454-3305 1923

Roommates to share 3-BR home convenient to NAS & Corry Stn. Must love big dogs. 3755396.

3/2. Huge fenced private lot near Homes for sale back gate. 4929299 or 554-0726. FSBO. Reasonably priced 3/2 brick 4/2.5, 2,571 sqft home. W/W carpet, air/heat. house in Pace lrg central kitchen w/ island $65,000. 455-3426 cathedral ceilings Leave msg. fenced yard. 748Snowbird special. 8145 Waterfront 2/1 3 bedroom house bungalow. within a mile of for rent, close to facilities. NAS and Corry Navy Station. Newer A p p l i a n c e s construction. Cozy, i n c l u d e d . nice single family Tiled/screened in porch. Fenced yard, home. 944-8616 security lights. B u i l t - i n East Hill cottage. 1/1 efficiency, bookcases/storage. 456f u r n i s h e d . $119,900, U t i l i t i e s / c a b l e 3609 included. 2 blocks from Bayview For sale: $38,000 Park, 1 block from T o w n h o u s e b a y o u . 3BR/2.5Ba, 1350 $700/month (all sf., kitchen equipt, i n c l u s i v e ) . garage, new roof, Call/text Terri at must see inside— immaculate. 982516-8697 8865





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