Halloween trick-or-treating hours onboard NAS Pensacola ...
Halloween trick-or-treating: Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout housing onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and NASP Corry Station for authorized dependents. Base security will provide additional patrols to help keep children safe. For more information, contact NASP Chief of Police Carl Matthews at 452-2653.
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Pride, patriotism and air power on display:
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office
The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2018 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show onboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 2 and 3. Tentatively scheduled for both days will be aerobatics by performers such as the Stearman Flight Team and Doc Serrato in his T28C Trojan. Adam Baker will fly Extra 330 and Skip Stewart will pilot his Prometheus biplane. The show will feature an F-22 Raptor demonstration from Langley Air Force base and a USAF Heritage Flight. The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will finish out the 2018 sea- Chris Darnell will drive the son with its annual homecoming air show onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 2 and 3. world’s fastest jet powered truck (Above) Aircraft were everywhere at the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. More than “Shockwave” at more than 300 miles per hour, and Keith Say180,000 people attended. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock
ers and the Freestyle Motocross Team will perform stunts. Along with incredible flying demonstrations, dozens of military and civilian aircraft will be on display. These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the presentday, state-ofthe-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s. Gates open both days at 8 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are 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 and reserved seating, access www.naspensacolaairshow.com.
NAVIFOR commander visits CIWT and IWTC Corry Station Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
Vice Adm. Brian Brown, commander, Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, Oct. 17. NAVIFOR is CIWT’s requirements sponsor and their mission is to provide combat-ready information warfare forces to operational commanders, ashore and afloat, that are forward deployable, fully trained, properly manned, capably equipped, always ready, wellmaintained and combat sustainable. This was Brown’s first visit to CIWT and IWTC Cor-
Vice Adm. Brian Brown, commander, NAVIFOR, conducts an all-hands call with staff and students with CIWT and IWTC Corry Station onboard NASP Corry Station.
ry Station since taking command in June. During the visit, Brown met with CIWT leadership and staff, commanding officers and senior enlisted leaders of CIWT’s four major subordinate commands,
and students to discuss current and future endeavors in training Sailors to support the Navy’s information warfare mission area. Brown was candid with the group about the current state and future of information warfare while providing a top-down overview of the community. “Information warfare is front and center in our strategies and our operations,” Brown said. “The fleet doesn’t run without the expertise of everyone in this room. I’m proud to be a part of the evolution of it, and I’m looking forward to seeing it move forward.” During an all-hands call, Brown also encouraged questions from the audience. One question asked by CTRSN Zachary Hansen, an See NAVIFOR on page 2
GCE picnic highlights disability employment at NASP Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor
Dozens of base employees – workers for base contractor Global Connections to Employment Inc. (GCE) – were treated to lunch Oct. 19 in the company of NAS Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and Baptist Health Care senior management. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, NDEAM marks the contributions of
workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. GCE’s annual NDEAM picnic provided an opportunity to recognize these workers who do so much for the base every day. GCE is the largest private Northwest Florida employer of persons with disabilities. The organization more than 400 people who provide food and custodial services at NAS Pensacola. Of those employees, 235 are people with disabilities. The base’s partnership with GCE dates back more than 25 years and See NDEAM on page 2
Navy photo award at fair ... (Left to right) NAS Pensacola (NASP) CMDCM Mario Rivers, NASP XO Cmdr. Michael Harbison and NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin award the Pensacola Interstate Fair “U.S. Navy Award for Photographic Arts” Oct. 22 after viewing images at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. The award, generated by the Pensacola Interstate Fair, is something the NAS Pensacola commanding officer has traditionally presented during the annual Pensacola-area fair. Photo by Patrick Nichols
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October 26, 2018
Escambia County ‘School Choice EXPO’ event From Carissa Bergosh NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer
You are invited to the Escambia County School District’s 2019/20 School Choice EXPO. This year’s EXPO will feature complete information on the district’s career academies, magnet schools and academic choice programs. Computers will be available to complete applications for those who are ready to apply at the EXPO. Join the school district at this free event to learn
about each career academies. Meet teachers and School Choice representatives who can answer your questions about the different programs and help with the online application process. Online application dates: • Nov. 5: Online application opens for middle and high schools. (All Career Academies, West Florida Tech, Pensacola IB and Brown Barge). • Dec. 20: Online application closes for middle and high school Who: All parents of middle and high school stu-
dents (year 2019/20) What: Escambia County School District’ School Choice EXPO When: Nov. 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway. Carissa Bergosh is the School Liaison Officer for NAS Pensacola. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via e-mail at Carissa. email@example.com or by phone at 712-4105.
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NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Christopher Martin (right) addresses a crowd of base employees from Global Connections to Employment Inc. (GCE) at an Oct. 19 picnic celebrating their contributions. CMDCM Mario Rivers (left) and GCE President/CEO Richard Gilmartin look on. Photo by Mike O’Connor
NDEAM from page 1 has provided countless opportunities for its employees to shine – and they do. Martin attended the event as guest speaker. He expressed his appreciation to the GCE employees for the effort they put forth for the Navy. “This is amazing,” Martin said. “The food service contract serves approximately 8,500 meals per day … The three combined (NASP galley) locations gives NAS Pensacola the third largest galley in the Navy. “I want to personally thank each of you for the outstanding support you provide to our service members each day,” Martin added. “Onboard NAS Pensacola, we tend only to think about the aircraft in the sky and the people who maintain them. But please know that your effort here, and steadfast dedication you have, are equally important to the mission of this base. In the end, it is a team effort that makes NAS Pensacola such a great place to work and live. To each of you: this day is yours. I want to personally thank each and every one for what you do to make this a great place.” The NASP Galley (NAS Pensacola Food Services) was awarded the Navy’s
five-star accreditation for food service excellence earlier this year. The NAS Pensacola Food Service operation is one of the largest in the Navy, serving nearly 3.2 million meals a year. Approximately 500 northwest Florida community members who have a disability work for GCE, and more than 1,700 people work at contract sites across the nation. Locally, the organization has contracts in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties at 28 sites. There are currently more jobs available in America than ever before. For the first time on record, the economy has more open jobs – 6.9 million – than job seekers. Since November 2016, more than 4 million jobs have been created. A record number of Americans – 156 million – are working. This year’s NDEAM theme, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All,” recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in the nation’s vibrant workforce. For more information on NDEAM, go to www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam. For more on GCE, an affiliate of Baptist Health Care’s Lakeview Center Inc., visit https://www.elakeviewcenter.org/GlobalConnectionstoEmployment.
IWTC Corry Station “A” school student, was “Do you feel your career has had an impact on America, and what could I do to have the best possible impact?” “I’ve had an impact in every operation I’ve been involved in,” Brown said. “Whether it was small or big, every success strengthens the Navy mission. Keep learning all that you can about the Navy and how every other rating impacts the information warfare community, and you’ll start to see just how important your role is in the entire operation.” Following the all-hands call, Brown presented personal coins to CIWT and IWTC Corry Station staff and civilians for their dedicated efforts supporting the training of information warriors. Afterward, he was presented an overview brief of the CIWT domain, and CIWT and IWTC Corry Station staff then provided Brown with a tour of the school’s Joint Cyber Analysis Course to demonstrate the portfolio of training developed and delivered within the CIWT domain. CIWT’s Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Andrews expressed his gratitude for Brown’s visit, and for allowing time to meet and speak directly with CIWT domain Sailors and civilians. “We genuinely appreciate Vice Adm. Brown’s interest in directly observing and discussing our training of the next generation of information warriors,” Andrews said. “It allows us an opportunity to show the breadth and scope of who we are and what we do, our challenges, our innovation, and to witness the commitment and passion of our instructors and staff in forging students into highly skilled, operational and combat-ready warfighters.” As the Navy’s information warfare training entity, CIWT provides more than 200 courses of instruction across 18 learning sites to Sailors and joint service students from new accession students to senior personnel requiring follow-on training. CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/CIW, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.
Vice Adm. Brian Brown (right), commander, Naval Information Forces, receives an overview brief of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) domain during his visit with staff and students of CIWT and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station onboard NASP Corry Station. This was Brown’s first visit to CIWT and IWTC Corry Station since taking command in June. Photo by Glenn Sircy
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/ NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Last week’s winner was Trent Hathaway.
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October 26, 2018
Women’s health: Taking time for yourself
Lt. Jessica Miller, a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic, discusses cervical cancer screenings with a patient. Starting at age 21, women should get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, women have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Women should talk with their doctor about options. Photo by Jacob Sippel
By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Preventive services are your best defense against preventable diseases. “Prevention is the best medicine,” Cmdr. Jennifer Wallinger, Naval Hospital Jacksonville director for public health, said. “As women, we need to take time to get our health screenings and care for ourselves.” The top two causes of death for women are heart disease and cancer, with diabetes ranking seventh, according to the
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. • Heart disease: Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in U.S. women. Key risk factors include high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol and smoking. Other risk factors include diabetes, overweight and obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use. Know your blood pressure, talk to your primary care manager about diabetes testing, quit smoking, talk to your primary care manager about cholesterol and triglyceride tests, make healthy food
choices, limit alcohol, and find healthy ways to cope with stress. • Cervical cancer: Prevent cervical cancer — with the right test at the right time. Starting at age 21, get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, you have a choice: Get a Pap test every three years; or get a combined Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. • Breast cancer: Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and before it’s big enough to feel. Starting at age 40, talk with your PCM about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. You have the choice to get an annual mammogram at age 40 and up. • Colorectal cancer: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in U.S. women. If you’re age 50 or over, get screened now for colorectal cancer. Screening can find growths so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening can also find cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. If you have risk factors, you might need to be tested earlier or more often. • Diabetes: If you have diabetes, see your health care team every three to six months for an A1C test. This checks your long-term control of blood sugar. Make an appointment with your PCM today. You can discuss strategies to manage diabetes at home, work, school, and while traveling. • Chlamydia: Most people who have chlamydia don’t know it, since there’s often no symptoms. It’s the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Women under age 25 (and older
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women with risk factors) need chlamydia testing every year. Dealing with high stress, depression, difficulty sleeping or other non-physical health concerns are just as important to stay healthy. Proper sleep, physical activity and nutrition are key components of preventive health and day-to-day wellness. Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week to help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise also promotes good self-image, which is important to a woman’s mental health. Eating healthy is critical to women’s health. A balanced diet of lean proteins, healthy fats, smart carbs, and fiber are essential elements to a proper diet. Some follow-up services are available virtually. Navy Care enables you to have a virtual visit with your clinician on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Ask your provider or visit https://Navy.Care. Note: Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is the local naval hospital and is equiped to help women keep on top of their health, offering services including everything in this article. The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center (CWHC) at NHP is an all-inclusive clinic for women that focuses on the health care needs of women of all ages. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and may be contacted at 505-6287. For more information, call the NHP main hospital phone at 505-6601 or visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/pcola/default. aspx#&panel1-1.
October 26, 2018
NASP first-responders take charge: aircraft crash exercise at Sherman Field Photos by Mike O’Connor Gosport Editor
aval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s Air Operations Department and firstresponders demonstrated emergency response capabilities during an exercise at the base’s Forrest Sherman Field Transient Line (T-Line) Oct. 16.
Flames engulf a realistic simulator, the Mobile Aircraft Fire Training Device (MAFTD).
First-responders treat “wounded” Sailors, some of whom played the part of burn victims convincingly.
Firefighters from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast make an assessment of the “crash” situation.
Firefighters from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast gear up as they approach the burning MAFTD.
Firefighters from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast close in to extinguish flames on the MAFTD.
A firefighting vehicle from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast opens up with a water cannon on the MAFTD.
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Clearing the path: Florida National Guardsmen work on route clearance
Florida National Guardsmen of the 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion from Tallahassee, Fla., work on clearing the roads following the destruction of Hurricane Michael, Oct. 13 in Panama City, Fla. Soldiers and Airmen are providing critical capabilities to include road clearance, communication systems, and the delivery and distribution of life-saving supplies.
Story, photo By Pfc. Arcadia Jackson 107th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment PANAMA CITY, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing all the people here that are in dire need of our helpâ&#x20AC;Ś this is what we signed up to do.â&#x20AC;? Florida National Guard Spc. Thomas Brinsko, a soldier of Alpha Co. 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion in Tallahassee, Fla., said. Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle Oct. 11, leaving areas from Pensacola to Tallahassee devastated. Brinsko, along with the 753rd, is taking part in a route clearance mission in
Panama City that is allowing local residents to pass through areas that were blocked off by fallen trees and other debris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why I joined the National Guard over other options because I knew that we had a state mission here,â&#x20AC;? Brinsko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up in Florida, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all been affected by hurricanes one way or another if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lived here long enough.â&#x20AC;? Brinsko, a Gainesville, Fla., native and Gainesville police officer, left his home to come out to assist those in the panhandle community affected by this disaster. This is his third hurricane acti-
vation in the two years that he has been in the Guard. Prior to joining the military, Brinsko was personally impacted by hurricanes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hurricane Charley in 2004 sat over Gainesville, and we had a lot of flooding,â&#x20AC;? Brinsko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even then we saw the National Guard come in and all the emergency services come in. You knew that there was someone there to help and that you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on your own.â&#x20AC;? The Florida National Guard continues to demonstrate its preparedness in response to the swift arrival of Hurricane Michael. The officer in charge and platoon lead-
er of the 753rd route clearing mission is Florida National Guard 2nd Lt. Teal Hunter. Hunter, Brinsko and the rest of the unit left their loved ones, jobs and struggles back home to put the needs of Florida residents first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Soldiers that are here genuinely want to be here,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. Hunter said some soldiers that are not here wish they could support this mission, but were challenged with family struggles back home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One has a dad that has a heart condition; she went to the emergency room,â&#x20AC;? Hunter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One had a child who was sick with a fever and had to go to the hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case by case just to balance whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for the soldiers and still be able to accomplish our mission,â&#x20AC;? he continued. Despite the hardships, the Florida National Guard still has boots on the ground and are assisting communities across Florida as directed by the Governor and the Division of Emergency Management. The Guard is mobilized with nearly 3,000 Soldiers and Airmen activated, and up to 3,500 total authorized for response efforts. Missions continue to protect the lives and property of Florida residents and guests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This affected my decision to join the Guard,â&#x20AC;? Brinsko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They help and are willing to leave behind everythingtheir own personal lives, their jobs and school. Knowing that someone cares about you enough to be able to come and helpâ&#x20AC;Ś now that really means something.â&#x20AC;?
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NASWF’s own ‘Wildcat Wendall’ Cooley By Ens. Matt Lembo NASWF Public Affairs staff
endall Cooley, the deputy projects manager for NAS Whiting Field (NASWF), works in his office. Some of his mementos and awards are proudly displayed on the wall behind him. Today, he oversees all of the base and airfield maintenance. But 30 years ago, he was “Wildcat Wendall Cooley,” a Continental Championship Wrestling (CCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) pro-wrestling superstar. Cooley grew up in Milton, Fla. and during his childhood, his TV only had three channels. One of the only things he had to watch was professional wrestling, and he eventually developed a strong passion for it. When Cooley’s brother, Greg was 21, he met retired prowrestler Bad Boy Hines while working at a hardware store. He started talking to him about becoming a pro-wrestler. Greg and his cousin scraped up the money to buy materials from the hardware store to put together a wrestling ring in his cousin’s backyard, and they started training and working out with Bad Boy Hines. At the time, Cooley was
working as a plumber’s assistant, but wanted something bigger, something better. With a passion for wrestling, he joined his brother and cousin and started training with Bad Boy Hines. Eventually, Bad Boy Hines introduced them to Larry Pearson, a deputy sheriff at the time, who was also a retired prowrestler. He was one of the Mighty Blue Yankees many years ago. In 1983, Pearson was able to set up Cooley with his first TV match. After wrestling locally for a few months, Pearson told Cooley that if he wanted to make a career out of this sport, he needed to leave the local area and find bigger programs. He eventually got a phone call from Christopher Love, who was starting a program in Iowa. They flew Cooley up to Iowa to film a few shows, and Cooley started to feel like a big deal. “I’m a superstar,” Cooley
(Left) “Wildcat Wendall Cooley,” a Continental Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment pro-wrestling star during his match days. (Right) NASWF Deputy Projects Manager Wendall Cooley working in his office. Poster, photo provided by Wendall Cooley
said. “They’re already flying me places.” Cooley was making a living doing something he loved. He was living his dream. He was being paid to travel, meet people, and wrestle. At this early point in his career, he was wrestling under the name Rick Casey. He wrestled for several different people in different locations and after wrestling in Memphis, Tenn., for about seven months, a spot opened up back in Florida. He was originally
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Cmdr. Kevin Murphy (left), outgoing commanding officer of Training Squadron 6 (VT-6), the “Shooters,” passes the squadron flag to incoming commander Lt. Col. John James in a change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola Oct. 18. Photo by PO1 Bryan Nunez
supposed to play a supporting role, but this opportunity turned into the highlight of his wrestling career, where he got the name “Wildcat Wendall Cooley.” He knew that he was a big deal when one of his boss’s agents told him, “You’re one of his money men.” After sustaining a severe knee injury during a match, he took a break from wrestling and then started again in Puerto Rico in 1990. He then went to Nashville. But it was different. They wouldn’t let him use his name, “Wildcat Wendall Cooley,” and he would have to develop a new character despite the fact that he had been wrestling as “Wildcat Wendall Cooley” for years. He wasn’t going to have a lead role. He finally decided to completely stop wrestling in 1993. Returning to Florida, he went to the next thing on his bucket list, so he started a band called “Nothing Special” with some friends from high school. He
also took a job as a carpenter at NASWF. He realized he couldn’t keep his job at NASWF and play with the band, so he quit the band and he kept his job at the base due to financial reasons. At NASWF, he started with carpentry and then worked as a plumber. He eventually took part in maintaining the airfields as a collateral duty. This involved keeping them clean, in good condition, and keeping the striping up to date with the latest aviation regulations. In 2016, he was offered the deputy project manager (DPM) position, responsible for overseeing all of the maintenance on the base. He took the position and is still the DPM today. During his time working for Whiting Field, he has lived by the philosophy that you “always leaving something better than the way you found it.” That’s exactly what he plans to do at NAS Whiting Field.
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October 26, 2018
Military Notices VA now has flu shots available
Flu shots are available to veterans in all Gulf Coast VA facilities. Veterans receiving healthcare services from the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System (GCVHCS) can now get their flu shot. All GCVHCS outpatient clinics are closed on federal holidays and weekends. Veterans in Pensacola can walk in 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) to receive a flu shot Monday through Friday. Veterans are also encouraged to request a flu shot during any scheduled VA appointment. The JACC is located at 790 Veterans Way along Highway 98, next to Naval Hospital Pensacola. For more information, visit www.biloxi.va.gov.
Web based field language tests
The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Portuguese-Brazilian or Indonesian linguist skills to participate in the Web Based Field Test (WBFT) to contribute with the revision of these Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT). When applying for a WBFT, annotate WBFT in the comments block. The deadline for WBFT participation is Oct. 25. Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/ information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, e-mail CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. To learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers, visit www. netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
DLAB and DLPT tests available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. The test is open to Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard and DoD personnel. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.mnp. navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp.
Lower back pain volunteers needed
Does chiropractic care improve strength and balance? The DoD-funded ACT 3 Low Back Pain study needs the help of active-duty volunteers. This study will measure changes in strength and balance after chiropractic care for low back pain. We are looking for volunteers who: • Are ages 18 to 40 • Are active duty • Have low back pain For more information, contact: Crystal Franklin, ACT study manager, Naval Branch Health Clinic– NATTC, call 377-9183 or e-mail crystal.franklin@ palmer.edu
DFCS meets honor service members
The Pensacola Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFCS) meets every other month on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. The next lunch meeting will be Nov. 8. The Distinguished Flying Cross medal honors military officers and enlisted members who distinguished themselves by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Among distinguished DFC medal recipients is the late Sen. John McCain. For more information about DFCS membership and lunch meetings, e-mail email@example.com or call 458-2504.
Clinic partners with Army PaYS
The U.S. Army and Medical Center Clinic will sign a partnership agreement Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at 8333 N Davis Highway as part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. PaYS is designed to help Soliders prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. For more information, e-mail william.b.skelton.civ @mail.mil.
Veterans Day Parade announced
The Gulf Coast Veteran Advocacy Council has announced a Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. through downtown Pensacola. The line up will start at Garden and Spring Streets. To register for the parade, go to www.gcvacflalms. org. or email a request to josephherring.gcvac@
“Read All About It...” Homecoming Air Show at NASP
The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2018 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show onboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 2 and 3. Gates open both days at 8 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are 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. For additional information on the show and reserved seating, go to www.naspensacolaairshow.com. gmail.com. For more information, call (888) 838-6694.
Onboard NASP Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse
The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.
Around Town Local American flag ceremony
The Brownsville Assembly of God Church, located at 3100 W. Desoto St., is sponsoring an American Flag Ceremony in honor of all military veterans and the Brownsville community Nov. 4 from noon to 12:30 p.m. All active-duty and retired military veterans, family members and community members are invited to attend For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motown music medley announced
Annual Christmas Creation date
The 41st annual Christmas Creation Arts and Craft Show will be held Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served both days. Santa will make an appearance Nov. 17 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Get a host gift for Thanksgiving and start on your Christmas list. Stop by the Sweet Shoppe for cheese straws, cookies and pies. For more information, e-mail kmwramsey@gmail. com.
Brick engraving for Wall South
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation launched a brick engraving fundraiser titled Walk of Honor to allow members of the local community to sponsor an engraved memorial brick on behalf of fallen veterans. Community members can also sponsor engraved memorial bricks to show their lasting support for the veteran community. The Walk of Honor will replace the current walkway that leads to Wall South, the only permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial, located at Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola. Sadly, the path to freedom comes with great sacrifice, not just for the ones we lost but for the ones we left behind. The Walk of Honor will allow their sacrifice to be known and honored in our own local area. For more information, contact Nancy Bullock, VMPF Board Member, at 982-8977 or e-mail contactvmpf@ gmail.com.
Annual Big Community Cookout
Pensacola Community Arts and Recreation Association, Molina Healthcare, and Pensacola Neighborhood Services would like to invite the entire Pensacola and surrounding areas to their 25th Annual Big Community Cookout, “United Together and Helping Our Neighbors through hurricane and disaster relief,” Oct. 27, at the Fricker Community Center, 900 North “F” Street from noon until 4 p.m. There will be free food giveaway, 100 gift cards giveaway, semi-trailer of hurricane supplies giveaway, exhibits, speakers, great entertainment and giveaways from various vendors and partners. Bring your entire family, friends and a very good appetite. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 2935345.
There will be a Motown Madness Music Medley by Back On The Blocks featuring “An Evening of Sangin’, Dancin’ and Eatin’– the Soulful Way.” Now in its fifth year, this is a music medley of Motown, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, rock and pop performed by national, regional and local artists, and variety bands within a classic dinner club and evening party entertainment setting that celebrates the rich tradition and heritage of Belmont-DeVilliers and its historic contributions to the Pensacola “Chitlin Circuit.” Legendary greats such as Aretha Franklin, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, Ray Charles, James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and many others have all made their lasting impressions on the region. The event will also feature a tribute to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin at the Brownsville Community Center, 3200 West DeSoto Street, to be held Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the Gathering Awareness and Book Store, $10 advance, $15 at the door. Enjoy door prizes and giveaways.
Fall Festival and trunk or treat
Street beats, bands and BBQ event
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for lunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 8 at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are always welcome. The annual membership dues are $15, and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Chase at 686-1160.
Street beats, bands and bar-b-que by Back On The Blocks featuring “An Afternoon of Steppin,’ Beatin’ and Eatin’– the Soulful Way.” This event offers a cultural experience for national, regional and local tourists, current and former residents, music and art lovers, historians, cultural enthusiasts, military and veterans organizations and the cultural tourism traveler enjoying area attractions throughout the threeday Veteran’s Day weekend. Mark your calendars for Nov. 10 in the heart of Historic Belmont-DeVilliers “Home of the Blues,” and the “Black USO” (where Louis Armstrong played for the troops during World War II), at the Belmont Cultural Center, 432 West Belmont Street at noon. This event is free and open to the public.
All Souls’ Day celebrated Nov. 2
The annual Ecumenical All Souls’ Day Candlelight Prayer Service will be held Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Michael Cemetery located at 6 N. Alcaniz Street. Bishop William Wack, Bishop of the Diocese of PensacolaTallahassee, will preside at this centuries-old prayer service. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in collaboration with the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. All are cordially invited to attend. For more information, contact Robert Pappas at 380-7287.
The annual Community Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat celebration will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at 9301 Gulf Beach Highway Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will also include food, games, hay rides, trunk or treating, candy and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 492-1518.
Holiday Gulf Coast Chorale show
The greater Pensacola area Gulf Coast Chorale is delighted to inform you that they will perform their “Holiday Road ... All Roads Lead Home for the Holidays” show Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door, from Chorale members and through the Chorale website www.gulfcoastchorale. org.
ROWWA luncheon announced
Animal clinic inaugural health week
Army Veterinary Services inaugural One Health Week will be held Nov. 7 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by Whiting Field Veterinary Treatment Facility for One Health Event. $30 wellness discount with no appointment needed. This event is for well pet check only, vaccines, microchipping, heartworm tests and fecal tests. Flea, tick and heartworm prevention will also be available. For more information, call 452-6882.
Holiday tips from local gift shop
Angel’s Garden Gift Shop invites you to join a discussion on “Staying Joyful Through The Holiday Hustle and Bustle” led by Kathleen V. Logan, a local author and speaker. The discussion will be held Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1208 N. 12th Avenue. RSVP is not required to attend. For more information, call 435-9555.
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GOSPORT The fantasy and folklore of By Jack Santino Library of Congress Research Center
alloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to Nov. 1 on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle. The festival observed at this time was called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). It was the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year. The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. People gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits and vegetables. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey and to keep them away from the living. On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies and demons – all part of the dark and dread. Samhain became the Halloween we are familiar with when Christian missionaries attempted to change the religious practices of the Celtic people. In the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., before missionaries such as St. Patrick and St. Columcille converted them to Christianity, the Celts practiced an elaborate religion through their priestly caste, the Druids, who were priests, poets, scientists and scholars all at once. As religious leaders, ritual specialists and bearers of learning, the Druids were not unlike the very missionaries and monks who were to Christianize their people and brand them evil devil worshippers. As a result of their efforts to wipe out
“pagan” holidays, such as Samhain, the Christians succeeded in effecting major transformations in it. In 601 A.D., Pope Gregory I issued a now-famous edict to his missionaries concerning the native beliefs and customs of the peoples he hoped to convert. Rather than try to obliterate native peoples’ customs and beliefs, the pope instructed his missionaries to use them: if a group of people worshipped a tree, rather than cut it down, he advised them to consecrate it to Christ and allow its continued worship. In terms of spreading Christianity, this was a brilliant concept and it became a basic approach used in Catholic missionary work. Church holy days were purposely set to coincide with native holy days. Christmas, for instance, was assigned the arbitrary date of Dec. 25 because it corresponded with the midwinter 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.
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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 traditional customs while attempting to redefine them had a sustaining effect: the traditional beliefs and customs lived on, in new guises. All Saints Day, otherwise known as All Hallows (hallowed means sanctified or holy), continued the ancient Celtic traditions. The evening prior to the day was the time of the most intense activity, both 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-
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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 do witches fly on brooms? Because vacuum cleaner cords aren’t long enough. What was the witch’s favorite subject in school? Spelling. What do you call a hefty jack-o’-lantern? Plumpkin. Where do young ghosts go during the day? Dayscare centers. What kind of shoes does a ghost wear? Booooooooooooooots!
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October 26, 2018
CIWT hosts leadership off-site meeting Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
he Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) hosted a domainwide commanding officer and senior enlisted leader offsite meeting, Oct. 15 to 18. With a geographically diverse portfolio of four training commands and two detachments, maintaining alignment while fostering and maintaining regular and unfiltered communication is paramount to CIWT. Therefore, the three-day CIWT event was designed to provide the attendees a face-to-face opportunity to participate in Navy and domain-centric discussions; review and align strategic priorities; share command initiatives; participate in team-building events and engage with Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR), Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), CIWT, NETC leadership and staff. The attendees included leaders and staff from NAVIFOR, NETC, CIWT, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, IWTC Monterey, IWTC San Diego and IWTC Virginia Beach. “Our off-site meeting was a great opportunity to bring the
CIWT domain commanding officers and senior enlisted leaders together to better align and build a more nimble domain team,” Capt. Nick Andrews, CIWT’s commanding officer said. “Agility, collaboration, innovation, and coordination across information warfare training is more critical than ever before, and solid teamwork is essential to achieving those things. Through our face-to-face collective discussions and teambuilding events this week, we’ve forged a more robust team to train the next generation of information warriors.” Events over the three-day span included domain support-services discussions with CIWT’s directorates that included: total force manpower (N1); special security office (N2); training (N7); financial resources management (N8); technical support/logistics management (N9; and the Language, Regional Expertise and
Jim Hagy, the Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) executive director, speaks with CIWT leadership and staff, commanding officers and senior enlisted leaders of CIWT’s four major subordinate commands during an off-site leadership meeting. CIWT hosted a domainwide commanding officer and senior enlisted leader offsite meeting at the National Flight Academy onboard NAS Pensacola Oct. 15 to 18.
Culture (LREC). Additionally, the attendees had discussions with CIWT’s executive director, command master chief, legal, chaplain, command climate specialist, knowledge management, evaluations officer, career counselor and public affairs officer. The guest speaker on the afternoon of day one was Capt. Edward Heflin, deputy training operations for NETC. Additionally, Vice Adm. Brain Brown, commander, NAVIFOR, met with the group during his visit to CIWT and IWTC Corry Station on day two. Other activities included a no-
host social and dinner, group luncheons, and concluded with each commanding officer sharing an overview brief of each of their commands. During the off-site meeting, the attendees shared how they felt this off-site meeting was beneficial to help them better understand the inner workings of the CIWT domain, build stronger stakeholder relationships, brainstorm new ideas, open better lines of communication and to bond together as a more agile team. “The CIWT domain’s synergy is one of our greatest asset and our face-to-face discussions definitely help build
a more solid team,” Cmdr. Andrew Boyden, commanding officer of IWTC Virginia Beach said. “I’ve participated in many events like this in my 19-year career, and I feel this one helped us elevate our commands’ overall efficiency and enthusiasm of delivering trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services.” For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit w w w.n a v y.mil/ lo cal/cid , www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ CIWT, www.facebook.com/ NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/NavyCIWT.
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Nov. 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Nov. 1. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Nov. 15. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides
• Worship schedule • NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www. SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS)
• Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail email@example.com • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola. com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • Grace Christian Church – (a non-denominational Christian Church/Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www.annunciationgoc.org.
• The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family
member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions
and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 452-2342. • NASP Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or email nasp_ comm_outreach @ Navy.mil.
Foo Foo Fest returns for fifth year
The fifth annual Foo Foo Festival is set for Nov. 1 through 12. While old favorites such as the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show and the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival will remain, there will be newcomers to the festival as well, including an art exhibition called “Women of Fire.” Photo from www.foofoofest.com
From www.foofoofest.com Looking for a festival that covers everything from graffiti to opera? The Foo Foo Festival is an eclectic mixture of art and cultural events ranging in tastes, with everything from Blue Angels air shows and songwriters’ music festivals to ballet, opera, high art and even the Big Green Egg Cook-off. A “Foo Foo” is, by definition, an impromptu musical band known to come together on late 19th-century sailing vessels, consisting of members of the ship’s crew. So, quite literally,
the gathering of Pensacola’s arts and entertainment organizations each fall is our very own “Foo Foo.” The festival includes a changing calendar of events each year, but is traditionally anchored around the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival and the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Previous years have included more than 20 different events presented by local arts organizations and special performances in town just to join the Foo Foo. Some more events happening
this year will include: • Women of Fire Exhibition: The exhibition will feature artists Corrina Sephora, blacksmith, Hillary Heckard, glassblower, Rachel Wright, mixed media glass artist and Meredith Hartsfield, torch worked glass. These female artists harness the energy of the element and use fire to create art while debunking stereotypes. • Unity Project and Courage Wall: This public art gateway installation located in the heart of downtown Pensacola will aim to highlight the unique characteristics of citizens and the story of our city through a welcoming public artwork installation by promoting diversity and the collecting and sharing of the stories of all Pensacolians. • Foo Foo Picture Wall: Join other festival goers on the front lawn of the TT Wentworth Museum throughout the festival to become part of Foo Foo history. Together, attendees will create a one-of-a-kind Foo Foo picture mosaic wall for the fifth year of the festival. Take a picture at the station or use #FooFooWall to submit your photo. While many events on the Foo Foo Fest calendar are free, some events do require a ticket. More information about each event and a full list of events can be found through the Foo Foo Festival website at www. foofoofest.com.
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“White Boy Rick” (R) 7:30 p.m.
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“The House with a Clock in its Walls” (PG) 12:30 p.m.
“Smallfoot” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.
“A Simple Favor” (R) 7:10 p.m. “The Predator” (R) 5:10 p.m. “Hell Fest” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Smallfoot” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.
“Peppermint” (R) 7:10 p.m.
“A Simple Favor” (R) 7 p.m.
“Night School” (PG13) 5:10 p.m.
“The House with a Clock in its Walls” (PG) 7:30 p.m.
“Peppermint” (R) 3 p.m.
“Smallfoot” (PG) 2D: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“The Predator” (R) 5:30 p.m.
“Hell Fest” (R) 5:30 p.m.
“The House with a Clock in its Walls” (PG) 5 p.m.
“Hell Fest” (R) 8 p.m.
“The Predator” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“White Boy Rick” (R) 7:10 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.
“Smallfoot” (PG) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Night School” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
October 26, 2018
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
• History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802. • Pop-Up Playdates: Pop-Up Play- Try this dates will be hosted throughout NASP and • Homecoming Air NASP Corry Station Show: The Navy’s the second and fourth Flight Demonstration Tuesday of every Squadron, the Blue month from now un- Angels, will close the til Nov. 27. Make new 2018 season at their friends in the commu- annual Homecoming nity. For more informa- Air Show onboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 2 and tion, call 452-3806. • Tickets for Hal- 3. Gates open both loween Horror days at 8 a.m. and adNights: Information, mission and parking Tickets and Travel for all shows are free. (ITT) now has tickets Areas will be reserved for Universal Orlan- for the physically chalFood and do’s Halloween Horror lenged. memorabilia will be Nights. Tickets will be available at numerous available through Nov. stands. 3. Prices will vary. For concession Pets and coolers are more information, call not permitted. Security 452-6354. • Halloween sto- personnel and signs rytime: The NAS will direct spectators Penscola library will to parking areas near host a children’s trick the show site. For ador treat spooky story- ditional information on time Oct. 28, 2 p.m. the show and reserved to 3 p.m. Along with seating, go to www. Halloween stories, naspensacolaairshow. there will be crafts com. and games during the event. For more information, call 452-3194. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421 or e-mail email@example.com. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 452-7810.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr. com.
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