Veterans Day ... Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is an annual celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to be grand marshal of the Pensacola Veterans Day parade. For details on local Veterans Day parades and other events, see page 9A.
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VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com
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NHP named Joint Commission ‘Top Performer’ By Jason Bortz NHP PAO
Mass casualty exercise onboard NAS Pensacola ... Emergency services of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) in conjunction with Escambia County Fire Department, Escambia Sheriff’s Department and Escambia County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) conducted a mass casualty drill aboard NASP Oct 30. The drill’s scenario – a simulated aircraft mishap during an air show– required base and Escambia County personnel to react. The exercise evaluated communications; emergency operations; incident command and triage and mass care, as well as the interoperability of numerous federal and county agencies. (Above) A simulated victim is stabilized, evaluated and made ready for For more photos, see page 4A evacuation. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway
‘Tour for the Troops’ concert tonight onboard NAS Pensacola From NASP MWR
The Air Force Reserve and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is presenting a “Tour for the Troops” concert featuring Brantley Gilbert with special guest Angie Johnson tonight, Nov. 8, at NAS Pensacola on the Portside lawn. The night will also feature an aerial flyover by “Starjammer” Elgin Wells, “Otto the Helicopter” Roger Buis and a fireworks display sponsored by Humana to help celebrate the Veterans Day weekend kickoff. Gilbert’s accomplishments include four No. 1 singles, album sales of more than 1 million and multiple award show nominations from the Country Music Associa-
tion (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), American Country Awards (ACA) and Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards. The ACM “2013 New Male Vocalist” has sold more than 3.5 mil-
lion tracks to date from both his debut album, “A Modern Day Prodigal Son,” as well as his current, gold-certified “Halfway to Heaven Deluxe.” Gilbert is currently on his firstever headlining dates “Hell on Wheels” tour. In 2012, he played to more than 500,000 fans while on the road with Toby Keith and Eric Church. His sophomore project, the gold-certified “Halfway to Heaven Deluxe” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and has since produced two goldcertified No. 1 hits – “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned No. 1 songs – “My
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Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) was recently named a 2012 “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. This was the first time a naval hospital was named as a Top Performer by The Joint Commission. “It is an honor to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a top performer,” said Cmdr. Marnie Buchanan, special assistant, NHP Quality Management. “It is a true reflection of NHP’s dedication to our patients and high quality health care.” Started in 2011, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain ex-
cellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported about evidence-based care processes for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism and immunization. Naval Hospital Pensacola was recognized for its application of best practices for surgical care and venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is a blood clot that forms within a vein. To be named as a top performer, NHP had to meet specific eligibility criteria established by The Joint Commission and meet or exceed specific reportable standards for surgical care and VTE. A couple of examples include prescribing
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Naval Hospital Pensacola was recently recognized for surgical care practices and named a 2012 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg
Pensacola training command commissions a mustang Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
AZC Carl Howard from Macon, Ga., an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), was commissioned as a chief warrant officer during a ceremony Oct. 24. Howard thanked the many sources to which he attributed his personal success including his faith, the prayers and support of his parents, the support of his wife of 16 years, his mentors, and his fellow chief petty officers. He also thanked the leadership at NATTC for encouraging him to apply for a commission, and
NATTC Aviation Ordnance Training Officer Lt. Marvin Bartholomew administers the oath of office to Chief Warrant Officer Carl Howard during his commissioning ceremony Oct. 24.
encouraged others to listen to what those around you are saying.
“For the last eight years, I have been wearing the chief’s uniform and I have learned a lot; to my fellow chiefs, thanks,” said Howard. “Sometimes it takes others seeing something in you that you can’t see. Listen to them, give them a chance, you may benefit. Leadership is about serving others and leading them to their personal success, as well as thanking those who help you. We all need to appreciate those who have our backs.” Howard’s family attached the accoutrements of an officer to his uniform. His wife Vanisha and his children, Tierra and Tyson, applied the shoulder boards and his stepfather, Glenn Holden, placed the
new officer’s cover on his head. NATTC Aviation Ordnance Training Officer Lt. Marvin Bartholomew administered the oath of office to Howard. After swearing the oath, Howard received his first salute from AZCM Zachary Miller and presented Miller with a silver dollar in accordance with tradition. As part of the ceremony, Howard passed his chief petty officer’s anchors down to AZ1 Michael Causey and AZ1 Paris Ivester with the expectation that they will wear them when they become chiefs and someday pass them
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NETC gets into the Halloween spirit Story by Ens. Riley Cornett and Ens. Shereka Riley NETC PAO
The Welfare and Recreation (W&R) committee at Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) helped employees get into the Halloween spirit Oct. 31 with festivities that included a haunted basement, hall decorating and costume contests and a luncheon. “The NETC headquarters Halloween social is put on annually to provide a morale boost for everyone,” said Lacey Rose, chairperson of the NETC W&R committee. “This year the hallway decorating contest was added to the mix and we brought back the haunted basement, something we hadn’t done in more than 10 years.” “The NETC building used to be a hospital, and the basement was the morgue,” added Rose. “Stories circulating about the basement being haunted added authenticity to this event.” Witches, a ninja, a bandaged man and a sleeping vampire roamed the basement, bringing fright and laughter to each employee. Joining the staffers who braved the haunted basement was Cmdr. Don
Rising from a coffin to frighten visitors, David Lasure, division administrator of NSTC officer development, portrayed a vampire in the haunted basement during the Oct. 31 NETC Halloween festivities. Photo by Ens. Riley Cornett.
Kobiec, commanding officer of the NETC Headquarters Flag Unit. “You all did an absolutely bang-up job,” Kobiec said as he exited the basement. “This is a hard-working staff doing important work supporting the training that enables fleet readiness. Taking a little time to enjoy life and have some fun helps build camaraderie.” Judges for the hallway decorating contest used fright factor, creativity and level of effort as their criteria to determine the
winner. “The hallway decorating contest was close – The Information and Technology hallway was scary and creative, and the Human Resources hallway was very creative and humorous,” said Richard James, NETC executive director and chief judge. “The Resources, Requirements and Assessment hallway was judged the winner due to the creativity and great involvement and participation by their staff. The Halloween activities gave everyone a
chance to relax and have fun during lunch time, especially after catching up with work following the shutdown.” During lunch, NETC Commanding Officer Rear Adm. Don Quinn judged the costume contest with entrants ranging from witches to a group with a “rock, paper, scissors” theme. “I have never been in a place with a large group of civilian employees with such spirit,” said Quinn. NETC’s mission is to transform civilians into highly skilled, combat-ready warfighters, and enable their career-long growth and development. Comprised of more than 230 commands and units around the world, the training domain provides individual skills training, as well as leadership and other training to every Sailor in the Navy, as well as supporting training needs for the other U.S. armed services and selected international students from more than 150 nations. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/. Facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand or you can also follow NETC on twitter: @NETCPAO.
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the correct antibiotics before and after surgery within a specific time frame and mitigating risks for hospitalized patients to develop a VTE. “Naval Hospital Pensacola and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” said Dr. Mark R. Chassin, president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.” Naval Hospital Pensacola was one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this distinction, and there are more than 5,700 registered hospitals in the United States according to www.aha.org. “We understand that what matters most to our patients at Naval Hospital Pensacola is safe, effective care,” said Capt. Maureen Padden, NHP commanding officer. “That’s why Naval Hospital Pensacola has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through patient-centered care processes. Naval Hospital Pensacola is proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.”
Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” The presenting sponsors of this year’s “Tour for the Troops” concert – Air Force Reserve, Humana, KIA Autosport of Pensacola and Pen Air Federal Credit Union – invite the fans out to experience a fun filled night for the whole family onboard NASP. MWR will be providing food and beverages for sale starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Portside lawn. Fans are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets but to keep your coolers and outside food and drinks at home. Admission to the show is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are open to all DoD ID holders for themselves, family and invited guests. DoD ID holders need to present ID to pick up your free tickets at MWR ITT, MWR Admin Office (Bldg. 4143), or at Liberty Centers on NAS Pensacola Corry Station.
on to future a generation of chiefs. Cmdr. Tyler Frye, NATTC Mechanical Training Department officer in charge, presided over the ceremony. “Howard has been a great leader and instructor in NATTC’s Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) ‘C’-school. He leaves big shoes to fill here at NATTC, and I need the best AZs from the fleet coming here to NATTC to take his place and instruct,” said Frye. “I know that Howard will continue to do great things in his new job at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 126.” From NATTC, Howard will attend Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, R.I., before proceeding to his new assignment as squadron material control officer. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students each year. The largest part of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools designed to provide them with the knowledge and skill levels required to perform as technicians at the apprentice level. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting. NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft fire fighting and amphibious air traffic control center operations. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.
Blue Angels flyover at Notre Dame ... Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performed a flyover prior to kick-off at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football game between the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., Nov. 2. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald
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Let’s call this story the ‘Old Man and the Degree’ By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
About an hour into the trip, I blew a royal gasket. “If you think for one cottonpicking minute that I’m just here to play chauffeur while you visit these colleges, you'd better think again,” I blared at my teenage son from the driver’s seat as our car chugged down the Massachusetts Turnpike. I knew our weekend trip to visit two colleges in upstate New York was one of those ephemeral opportunities for me to bond with my son, and I had planned to make the best of it. Problem is, I forgot that he is a teenager. Ever well intentioned, I peppered my son with friendly questions about his interests, friends and school, in hopes that one of my probes would ignite an in-depth mother-son conversation to pass the time. However, my inquiries were met with typical resistance, eliciting only grunts, one-word answers, and dreaded eye-rolls. I just couldn’t take it anymore, and snapped. During my cathartic rant, I explained to my son that the college trip was an important step in him becoming an independent person, a responsible
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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. adult, a man. I told him that refusing to converse with his mother who was facilitating and financing the trip was not only rude, it was immature. He hated that word, so I strategically ended with it, and
fell silent. A few miles later, my son asked me a question. Not “are we there yet?” or “when are you going to buy me dinner?” but a well-planned dialogue starter. We conversed for a few fleeting minutes, before he fell sound asleep. Three hours later, he awoke to our GPS announcing, “You have arrived at your destination.” I quelled the awkwardness of sharing a hotel room with my 18-year-old son by ordering pizza and resisting the urge to remind him to brush his teeth. Surprisingly soon after his three-hour car nap, my son sprawled on his bed in sweatpants and headphones and dropped off to sleep for the night. Knowing that the days of seeing my children sleep would soon be over, I lingered a minute or two before turning out the light, watching his chest heave and his eyelids twitch. In the morning, we found ourselves following a bubbly backward-walking female tour guide along slanted walkways, between ivy-covered academic buildings, and through student unions. The campus looked beautiful in the autumnal morning light, but I was watching my son for hints of reaction. I
knew that, if I asked him what he thought of the school, he would give me the same halfgrunted response every time: “N’good.” Despite my warning, my son wolfed down a meatball sub for lunch in the car on our way to the next college. Once in the lobby of the admissions building, I showed him to the restroom so he could blot the red sauce stains off of his tie, without saying, “I told you so.” After the tour, we had a scheduled meeting with a professor, to discuss the requirements of the computer science degree. His biography indicated that he had done extensive research in social networks; so we were surprised to be met by a sweet old Russian gentleman with white hair and a mild palsy in his left hand. He spoke softly, pausing to emit an almost imperceptible gasp, before continuing. “You must use this time in your life .... (gasp) .... to become a man,” the old professor whispered across his cluttered desk to my son. Still splotched with signs of
lunch, my son listened intently, unable to hide his utter admiration for this master in computer science. With eager eyes, my son asked questions about programming languages, algorithms and data structures. I sat, dumbfounded, while the old professor and my son built a delightful rapport. Forty-five minutes later, they exchanged wide grins and sincere handshakes, promising to keep in touch. On the ride home, while my son slept soundly in the seat beside me, I thought about the old professor’s “you’re a man now” advice. My husband and I had told our son the same thing so many times. Why doesn’t he listen to us? An exit or two later, I recollected that, during the meeting with the old professor, I saw my son successfully communicate his intentions, ask mature questions about the degree, and show genuine respect like an intelligent adult. I glanced over at my splotched, grunting, stubborn little man and realized, “He listened all right.”
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When the worst happens ... the call goes out for the best
demonstrates Navy, community, federal cooperation
mergency services of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) in conjunction with Escambia County Fire Department, Escambia Sheriff’s Department and Escambia County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) conducted a mass casualty drill aboard NASP Oct 30. The drill’s scenario – a simulated aircraft mishap during an air show – required base and Escambia County personnel to react. The exercise evaluated communications; emergency operations; incident command and triage and mass care, as well as the interoperability of numerous federal and county agencies.
Photos by Jennifer Hathaway A helicopter fire training simulator bursts into controlled flame, initiating an emergency response at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field Oct. 30. More than 125 first-responders took part in the exercise.
A firefighting unit from Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast arrives and commences spraying at the scene.
Prior to the exercise commencement, NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso, center, holds a safety brief.
Firefighters move in close with hoses to douse the flaming simulator.
At a “moulage” makeup station, Sailors are given simulated burns, injuries, fuel contamination and realistic prosthetics consistent with an air crash.
Triage, tag and transport: Simulated victims – students from Naval Aviation Technical Training Center – are stabilized, evaluated and made ready for evacuation to area hospitals.
Casualties in moulage makeup lie sprawled across the National Naval Aviation Museum’s static display ramp.
At a “decon station” – decontamination shower station – a victim strapped to a backboard passes through a series of cleaning sprays designed to remove fuel.
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Blue Angels establish bone marrow registry Team members first in line to sign up for DoD donor program Story, photo by MC1(EXW) Terrence Siren Blue Angels Public Affairs office
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, hosted a bone marrow drive for team members at the squadron’s hangar Oct. 31. The drive was organized in cooperation with the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. The statistics published by the Institute of Justice on blood disease-related diagnoses in America within the past two years are of note. About 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with serious blood diseases and blood cancers such as leukemia each year. As many as 7,500 Americans are afflicted by these blood diseases and, at any given time, are actively searching national registries for a donor. And 1,000 Americans die each year due to the inability to find a matching donor. Members of the Blue Angels, aimed to answer the call to save lives and find donors by hosting the bone marrow drive. The DoD program, which organizes donor drives as part of the larger National Marrow Donor Program, is a donor management initiative providing support to military personnel and families who volunteer to donate marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia, aplastic anemia or other fatal blood dis-
HM1 Benjamin Hernandez (foreground), aviation medicine supervisor for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, collects registration information from lead solo pilot Lt. Cmdr. Dave Tickle for the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program Oct. 31 during the squadron’s first drive as a marrow donor registry facility.
eases. The squadron’s first drive in August marked the Blue Angels facility as the only Department of Defense marrow donor registry facility in Northwest Florida. “We previously didn’t have any local facilities to get registered,” said HM1 Benjamin Hernandez, the aviation medicine supervisor for the Blue Angels. “The next closest facility is located in Jacksonville, Fla.” Blue Angels Lt. Cmdr. Mark DeBuse, Blue Angels flight surgeon, said having a donor registry facility in Pensacola has many advantages, not the least of which is the ability to expand the size of the overall DoD registry. “Just about every aviationsourced rating and military occupational specialty (MOS) for enlisted personnel and student Navy and Marine Corps avia-
tors come through Pensacola when they go through the Naval Air Technical Training Center,” DeBuse said. “So, by having the program here on this base, it helps us get many more donors out into the fleet.” Since the National Marrow Donor Program was created in 1986, more than six million Americans, 400,000 of whom have been service members, have registered as donors, according to the C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program website. The C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program was created to take advantage of not only the sort of cultural diversity that is needed to find the right donors for the right patients, but also because service members are the right target demographic. “The DoD tends to have a large group that are very qualified for the bone marrow pro-
gram,” said Hernandez. “We want donors to be between the ages of 18 and 60 and in good health. That is pretty much the entire make up of our military.” “When military members register for the bone marrow program, we have the resources of the DoD,” said Eddie Medina, senior recruiter for the DoD Marrow Donor Program. “We can find people through the DoD locator and, also, we have access to the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). So, we know where service members are and we know the protocol to follow in order to get them, when they become a possible match, to come to Washington to give a donation of either bone marrow or stem cells.” A few members of the Blue Angels team have personal knowledge of the kind of effect donor registration can have. Hernandez and Blue Angels right wing pilot Lt. Cmdr. John Hiltz are both previous donors. AD1 Sergio Aguilar has been a registered donor since 2003, and Marine Staff Sgt. Josh Bryant was found as a potential match for donation this month. Hiltz was found as the best candidate for a peripheral stem cell donation in 2006, while Aguilar and Hernandez were good matches for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Donating meant all would be temporarily removed from flight status or duty responsibilities after their procedures: Hiltz, a new pilot at the time, was medically grounded for 45 days; Hernandez was medically grounded for 30 days; Aguilar,
who was not on flight status, said he was back to work the following Monday. All received full support from their commanding officers. “I would tell people (who are thinking about registering and donating) that, the procedure doesn’t hurt that much,” said Aguilar. “Knowing you saved a life feels good.” But first you have to register, which is an easy process, Hitz said. “It’s literally just a cotton swab to the cheek, (writing down) some basic information and you’re on the registry,” he said. While the Oct. 31 drive was open to only team members, Hernandez plans to organize future drives with other units based at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and other nearby bases and including active-duty, reserve, DoD civilian employees, retirees and all dependents. “Now that we’ve established our program here, I’d like to do base-wide drives at least once a quarter,” Hernandez said. “We are also a walk-in facility, so any qualifying volunteer can call us and, within our working hours, can come over to my office and register.” For more information on registering as a DoD donor in the Pensacola area, call the Blue Angels Aviation Medicine Office at 452-7469. To contact the C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Program, call 1-800-MARROW-3 or go to www.dod marrow.org. For more news from Navy Blue Angels, go to www.navy. mil/local/blueangels.
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County, NASWF partner to purchase land easements surrounding airfields By Ens. Emily Hegarty NASWF PAO
$1 million effort came to fruition just before the end of the 2013 fiscal year as Naval Air Station Whiting Field, in a partnership with Santa Rosa County, purchased easements for 492 acres of land in areas bordering the perimeter of Whiting Field. This is the latest purchase in a project that has exceeded five years and $13 million to ensure the future success of air operations at Whiting Field and its outlying fields. The move is funded in part by the Readiness Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program, a Department of Defensewide effort aimed at promoting “land conservation solutions to benefit military readiness, neighboring communities, and the environment,” according to the program’s website. In addition to REPI, Whiting Field has been working closely with Florida Forever, a statewide public land trust, and Santa Rosa County to purchase strategic land easements that would otherwise pose potential threats or limitations to the Whiting Field mission. Specifically, acquisition efforts focus on areas of land underneath flight tracks or within noise contours that are unsuitable for residential areas due to safety and noise concerns. While Whiting Field has a clearly vested interest in removing potential barriers to flight operations, Santa Rosa County benefits from the purchase of the easements too. NAS
Whiting Field is the single largest economic contributor in Santa Rosa County, according the Team Santa Rosa Economic Development Council website, and ensuring the sustainability of the base’s mission-essential operations is therefore of interest to both the naval base and the county. Additionally, the partnership is economically beneficial for both parties in another sense. Santa Rosa County competes in statewide programs for conservation grant money, and then partners with the base to make purchases. Whiting Field and the county have reached an agreement in which Whiting Field pays 75 percent of the costs of the easements through the use of REPI funds, while the state and the county contribute the remaining 25 percent through grant money. The deal allows Santa Rosa the ensured continued economic impact of the base, while stretching their funds as a result of the agreement. “It’s a win-win agreement with the county,” explained Randy Roy, Whiting Field’s community liaison and a key partner in the recent land acquisitions. “They recognize that we (Whiting
Field) are a huge economic contributor, and through our partnership we are able to purchase more land rights, which ultimately benefits both Whiting Field and Santa Rosa County.” The partnership has resulted in what is approximately a half-mile “bubble” of base-buffering easements surrounding the perimeter of Whiting Field and limits areas, that, if developed, would be a hindrance to the safe execution of flight operations in the area. The program has purchased 3,500 total acres since 2008, re-
sulting in more than $13 million in expenditures. “It’s important to understand that we’re only buying easements,” said Roy. “Our only concern is development rights, not actual land acquisition, and most of those rights deal with agricultural land. We’re just looking to maintain compatible land use strategies, and the money we’re spending goes a long way into ensuring that compatibility. The county has made tremendous efforts to protect the airfields from incompatible developments in the surrounding areas,
and is just as focused as we are on long-term mission protection. Whiting Field has established itself a Department of Defense model for this type of land acquisition because we’ve been so successful and have such a great partnership with the county.” Additionally, purchases of some land areas have the added bonus of protecting the habitats of threatened and endangered species, where development or bisection of their habitats could possibly cause harm or cause them to move towards the airfields, posing a danger to both the ani-
mals as well as pilots in training. Roy also noted that many of the deals Whiting Field is currently involved in are long-range projects, focused on long-term mission protection. “Santa Rosa County has currently adopted legislation which mandates development restrictions that are supportive of the Whiting Field mission. But, the mission can change over time, and we’re concerned with mission continuation no matter how platform and aircraft requirements might change. Our current work and forward-looking focus gives the commanding officer of Training Air Wing Five continued flexibility to meet the mission. The easements are effective as long as the installation is here, and offer protection in case county codes change.” Current multi-year land usage agreements are set to expire in 2017, but with $7 million currently in REPI budget, Roy is confident that Whiting Field will maintain mission sustainability through barrier removal, and is looking forward to future partnering to secure land easements abutting outlying fields in Alabama. “Our goal is to protect the mission 25 years from now. Because we’ve had that mindset in the past – that’s what’s allowing us to be so successful today,” he said. “The focus on mission is absolutely pivotal in our daily effort to provide future aviators to meet our country’s national strategy. We are also focused on looking ahead and ensuring that we’re set for the future.”
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Navy League plans golf tournament
Pensacola Council of the Navy League has scheduled a four person scramble golf tournament for today, Nov. 8, at A.C. Read Golf Club, NAS Pensacola. The event is open to the public and sign up is limited to the first 128 players. Check in is at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. Corporate sponsorship of $340 includes team and tee sign. Tee signs $100. To register, call 436-8552.
Coast Guard Cutter plans blood drive
A blood drive has been scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Nov. 8, at the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB 210), which is docked at Allegheny Pier aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information, call 473-3853 or go to www.nfbcblood.org.
Commissary cuts hours for Veterans Day
The DeCA Pensacola commissary in the Navy Shopping Mall, Bldg. 3961, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours for the Veterans Day holiday. The commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Normal hours will resume Nov. 12. For more information, call 452-6880.
Veterans Day celebrations planned
Pensacola’s Veterans Day Parade is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to be the grand marshal of the parade. Veterans Day ceremonies at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park will begin at noon and will feature a presentation of the annual George E. “Bud” Day Lifetime Achievement Award. Hoskins is scheduled to speak and community leaders, organizations and military personnel are expected to participate. Last year, about 1,800 people participated in the parade and more spectators and participants are expected for the 2013 parade, said Chief George B. Dodge Sr. of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, the organizers of the event. The group also has announced that the Pensacola Veterans Day Parade is now recognized by the Veterans Administration as a landmark event. Veterans Day is an annual holiday that honors all military personnel who have served our nation. Participants are expected to range from Pearl Harbor survivors through current conflict veterans, patriotic units and a variety of musical entertainers. For more information, call 473-0108 or go to www.GCVACFLALMS.org.
Milton schedules Veterans Day events
Officials in Milton have scheduled a Veterans Day parade to start at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11 at Milton High. A Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. and following the parade. Santa Rosa County high school bands are scheduled to march in the parade and Capt. Richard Cantone will be the guest speaker. The annual Veterans Day cookout will be provided by the Santa Rosa County 4-H following the ceremony. For more information, contact Ralph Nesenson with the Veterans Memorial Foundation at 626-7292 or 313-6637.
Applebee’s to serve Veterans Day meals
For the fifth year in a row, Applebee’s restaurants is offering a free meal to veterans and active military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Restaurant officials said personnel with proof of current or former military service will be treated to a free meal. Proof of service includes U.S. Uniform Services identification card, U.S. Uniform Services retired identification card, current leave and earnings statement, veterans organization card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD-214, citation or commendation. Applebee’s also is encouraging guests to leave a message for veterans and active military at www.thankyoumovement.com. Veterans and activeduty troops can go online anytime to see and hear the messages.
Exhibit features vintage war posters A public opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, Nov. 8, for a new exhibit at Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA), which has a patriotic theme. “The Design of War: World War I and World War II Posters and Flags (Selected Works from the Rowe Collection),” features original posters and flags and military artifacts such as letters from the troops, helmets, dog tags and United States war bonds. The exhibit, which will be on display at the museum through Jan. 3, is from the collection of Dr. Patrick M. Rowe, an art history professor at Pensacola State College. The exhibition, which is sponsored in part by Navy Federal Credit Union, and active-duty and retired mil-
itary members and their families will be admitted the museum for free during the run of the exhibition. A couple of upcoming events are planned in conjunction with the exhibit: • The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. • A free lecture about the exhibit is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Rowe will be the guest speaker. The posters on display illustrate themes such as recruiting, fundraising drives, conservation of resources, defense, victory and the preservation of freedom. The flags on display form an important and educational com-
Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The ceremony is open to the general public. You can order a memorial wreath for $15. The deadline for sponsoring a wreath is Nov. 27. The wreaths will be delivered to the cemetery and placed on headstones by volunteers the morning of the ceremony. The goal is to place a wreath at each grave site. There are more than 47,000 grave sites to be honored at Barrancas National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America began 22 years ago at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition now encompasses more than 800 participating locations. For more information on the Pensacola ceremony, contact Caroline Kelly by phone at 456-2726 or by e-mail at Wreaths4Barrancas@gmail.com. For more information about Wreaths Across America, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Motorcycle club plans Nov. 16 ride
The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club (GKMMC), Chapter 108, has scheduled its annual “Hustle for the House” run for 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and the ride will start at 10 a.m. after a safety briefing in the Big Lots parking lot on Navy Boulevard. The ride will end at the Ronald McDonald House. Cost is $10 per bike and $5 per passenger Chapter 108 includes members from NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. For more information, contact Jerod Lee at (808) 389-9318 or Marcus Prince at 255-6298.
Homeschooling workshop Nov. 19
A homeschool support workshop for military parents is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at th NAS Whiting Field Atrium Classroom, Bldg. 1417. A guest speaker from TUTOR.com will discuss the free tutoring program for active duty military. An education counselor from Fleet and Family Support Center is also scheduled to speak. For more information, contact Chris Hendrix by phone at 665-6105 or 324-1154 or by e-mail at email@example.com. You can also contact NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh by phone at 293-0322 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holocaust survivor to speak at PSC
Holocaust survivor Allan J. Hall will present a free presentation at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Pensacola State College’s Hagler Auditorium, Bldg. 2, Room 252, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to a 5:30 p.m. reception. As a young child, Hall and his family survived the Holocaust by hiding in Poland. Currently, Hall resides in Miami, where he is active as a lecturer on behalf of the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial. For more information, call 484-1428.
Marathon to finish at downtown park Newcomer’s Club offers games, lunch The ninth annual Pensacola Marathon is scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park. The race is presented by the Pensacola Sports Association, and this year it will include a marathon relay. For individual runners, there are half and full marathon categories. The Pensacola Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier. For more information, call 434-2800 or go to www.marathonpensacola.com.
Members of the Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola gather at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club for games and a luncheon/meeting. The cost is $14 and includes lunch. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. The monthly activities are planned. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail her at email@example.com. For more details about the club, go to www.pensacolanewcomers.com.
Wreaths Across America Nov. 27
Volunteers needed for tax program
Pensacola residents are being encouraged to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Barrancas National
AARP Tax Aide assists low and moderate income taxpayers, with a special emphasis on people age 60 and older, in filing their federal income tax returns.
ponent of the exhibition. To the citizens and Soldiers taking part in the wars, the design of a flag communicated a message and commonly evoked an emotional patriotic feeling. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 432-6247 or go to pensacolamuseum.org.
Services are free. The program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation with various libraries, senior centers and churches in the area providing use of their facilities. AARP Tax Aide is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming filing season. Volunteers will be offered a one week training course at the downtown Pensacola library on Jan. 6 through Jan. 10. Further information about the Tax Aide Program can be found at http://www.arp.org. To volunteer, go to the website and click the vonunteer link. For more information, contact Steve Takeuchi by phone at 994-8103 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take steps now to prepare for voting
Election season is under way and now is the time to register to vote absentee and update your ballot mailing address, according to Lt. Selma Guice, installation voting assistance officer (VAO) for NAS Pensacola. According to Guice, the easiest way to register is to use an online wizard at www.fvap.gov to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA, SF76). Or you can complete the FPCA by hand. The forms must signed and mailed to your home election official. You may obtain an application from YNC Justen Davis, AC1 Mercilyn Francis or the VAO representative at Bldg. 1500, Room 229. If you need assistance, call Guice at (229) 452-3100 or 452-7243. Details on how to reach other unit or installation voting assistance officers can be found at http://www. fvap.gov/contact/ivaoffice/index.html. If you're having problems with the voting process, FVAP’s call center is available at (800) 438-8683, DSN 425-1584, or at email@example.com.
Artists make bowls to help food bank
Handcrafted bowls by local artists will be on sale at Pick a Bowl for Manna from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 8, at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Bldg. 15, on the Pensacola campus. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The event will also feature the Pensacola State College Art Faculty Exhibition, entertainment and a silent auction. For more information, call 484-1428 or 4322053.
Event features hot dogs and crafts
The Dorcus Connection is presenting a special event to support mission programs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 9, at First Wesleyan Church of Pensacola, 3590 Barrancas Ave. Hot dogs, drinks and crafts will be on sale. For more information, call 458-7777.
Meet artists at party for exhibit
A party is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 to meet the artists featured in “Strings and Things and Sealing Wax and Other Fancy Stuff,” an exhibit at Quayside Art Gallery 15 East Zaragossa St. The artists include Reid Leonard, Leland Leonard, Laurie Flynn and Cathy Mayer Pascoe. For more information, call 438-2363.
Blood donors get a chance to win car
Anyone who donates blood twice between Nov. 1 and March 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a 2014 KIA Soul. The annual KIA Drive for Life is sponsored by Pensacola’s KIA Autosport. Other drawing winners could receive $250 and $150 gas cards. Eligibility rules can be found at www.oneblood.org/kia. For more information about donating blood, bloodmobile locations or scheduling a blood drive call 473-3853 or go to www.oneblood.org.
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iabetes: if you don’t live with it yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does. This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent it. Diabetes affects 26 million Americans, with 19 million people diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed. And an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing the disease. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. What are the types of diabetes? Type 1 diabetes, which was previously called insulindependent diabetes mellitus or juvenile-onset diabetes, may account for about 5 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which was previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or adult-onset diabetes, may account for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only pregnant women get. If not treated, it can cause problems for mothers and babies. Gestational diabetes develops in 2 to 10 percent of all pregnancies but usually disappears when a pregnancy is over. Other specific types of diabetes resulting from specific genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infec-
Diabetics use a blood glucose meter and a lancet (a tool to get a drop of blood) to check their blood glucose. A meter will use the blood to give you a number which is known as the blood glucose level. It is usually checked before meals, after meals and sometimes at bedtime.
tions and other illnesses may account for 1 to 5 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Prediabetes is an elevated blood glucose level that is not quite high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, but is higher than normal. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. Many people with prediabetes who do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity will develop type 2 diabetes within three years. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and amputations of the foot, toe or leg. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes
and type 2 diabetes if you: • Are 45 years of age or older. • Are overweight. • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes. • Are physically active fewer than three times per week. • Ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds. • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes). What can you do? Researchers are making progress in identifying the exact genetics and “triggers” that predispose some individuals to develop type 1 diabetes, but prevention remains elusive. A number of studies have shown that regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making modest behavior changes helped participants lose 5 to 7 percent of their body weight – that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. These lifestyle changes reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people with prediabetes. Participants work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting to receive a one-year lifestyle change program that includes 16 core sessions (usually one per week) and six post-core sessions (one per month). You don’t have to do this alone. Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes today by learning about its risks and making lifestyle changes with a group in your community. Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) provides one-on-one counseling by certified diabetes educators for all enrolled beneficiaries. The hospital also provides monthly diabetes classes for all TRICARE beneficiaries. The “Diabetes Home Management” class is for newly diagnosed diabetics, but it is also a great refresher course for anyone. There is also a “Prediabetes” class that discusses ways to prevent diabetes. For more information on the counseling or the classes, contact your Medical Home Port Team or call one of the diabetes educators at 505-7099 or 505-6367. From http://www.diabetes.org/
During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association will continue to ask the community to submit a personal image to the Association’s Facebook mosaic representing what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to them to showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with diabetes. Pensacola-area residents can post images of themselves or someone they care about, or otherwise represent how the disease impacts their lives. The
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image will then make up a larger mosaic image that will embody the message of A Day in the Life of Diabetes. This year, the association will change the mosaic image several times throughout November to show the compelling images. These photos that will embody the mosaic throughout the month will capture the essence of the campaign and the movement to “Stop Diabetes.” For more information call 1-800-DIABETES or visit diabetes.org. Follow on Facebook at www. facebook. com/ AmericanDiabetesAssociation.
Jokes & Groaners Wisdom and quotes from English poet John Dryden “For they conquer who believe they can.” “But far more numerous was the herd of such, who think too little, and who talk too much.” “Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, ‘tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.’ ” “Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” “Time, place and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.” “The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.” “He who would search for pearls must dive below.” “He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
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NETC honors civilian employees By Ens. Shereka Riley NETC PAO
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized several civilian employees during its quarterly awards ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola Oct. 24. The ceremony, held at the Naval Aviation Medical Institute (NAMI) auditorium, announced the junior and senior civilians of the quarter and honored seven civilian employees who earned length of service awards. NETC’s Learning and Development division, located in Norfolk, Va., joined the ceremony via video teleconference. Dorothy Singleton, a management analyst in the Development and Planning Division, was recognized as the Junior Civilian of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2013. “I have an amazing boss and team to work with,” said Singleton. Singleton began working for NETC in 2009 as a secretary and transferred to work in Planning, Metrics and Analysis in October 2011. “Dorothy is an exceptional employee and individual who I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with every day,” said
Michele Harrison, branch head for Planning, Metrics and Analysis. “She is a major asset to our team, willing to take on whatever comes her way and support whoever needs help. Her work is superb, and she has the perfect personality – always upbeat and ready to tackle each day.” Katrina Chancellor, a program analyst in the Total Force Manpower division, was named the Senior Civilian of the Quarter. Erica Biron, the branch head for the Total Force Manpower Optimization branch, described Chancellor’s performance and professionalism as truly exceptional. “Ms. Chancellor’s efforts have been focused on aligning our manning to support the surge in the number of Sailors in the
training commands,” said Biron. “As the lead for Enlisted Quarterly Demand Planning, she worked tirelessly to show the impact the planned accession throughput would have on our training sites, which ultimately led to a reduction in throughput. She also managed the first large-scale definite direct recall of reservists to augment ‘A’ school instructors.” According to Chancellor, there is inspiration all around you when you work on a military installation. “I thoroughly enjoy my job at NETC,” said Chancellor. “When I retired from military service, I was hoping to find employment that would allow me to continue to contribute to my country in a meaningful way. I am very happy that my job allows me to provide support to the men and women of our armed forces who are serving our country.” Following the Civilian of the Quarter awards, several civilian employees were honored for their length of federal service ranging from 20 to 35 years. Two individuals from NETC headquarters in Pensacola received 30-
year length of service awards. Jeffrey Brashear, lead financial management analyst for the Financial Management Systems Division, and Joseph Yudiski, supply systems analyst for the logistics department. According to NETC Commander Rear Adm. Don Quinn, civilian employees are critical to the successful completion of the training mission. “The NETC team members we honored today are representative of the highly trained professionals we have throughout the training domain,” said Quinn. “The exemplary work carried out by these patriots every day in training commands around the world is key to the success of our Navy and Marine Corps team. The training team enables fleet readiness, making
our civilian employees a critical part of our warfighting capability.” The five individuals who were presented length of service awards at the learning and development division in Norfolk, Va. include: Steven E. Childs, a program analyst for the learning standards branch, received a 20-year Length of Service award. Leslie Desenburg, a program analyst for the Learning Standards branch, received a 25-year length of service award. Bruce Johnson, surface warfare enterprise training program coordinator for
Enterprise Integration, also received a 25-year length of service award. Fred Barranger, branch head for production requirements management, received a 35-year length of service award, as did Dean Gould, a program analyst for the learning standards branch. NETC’s mission is to transform civilians into highly skilled, combatready warfighters, and enable their career-long growth and development. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.
Haunted Chip Trail yields zombies, ghosts, demons ... NASP’s Chip Trail became posessed by the undead Oct. 30, courtesy of the NASP First Class Petty Officer Association. The Halloween journey started at the Navy Lodge and terminated at the Pensacola Lighthouse. Donations to the FCPOA were welcomed. (Right) Zombie AS1 (AW/SW) Deidre Smith munches a tasty brain. Photo by IT3 Raytasha Theard
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They write the songs Frank Brown Festival keeps up tradition of spreading the music Story, photo from Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival
More than 200 musicians and songwriters are scheduled to perform during the 29th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, which started Nov. 7 and continues through Nov. 17. The festival, which began in 1984 as an end-of-season party for local performers, is named after Frank Brown, the night watchman at the Flora-Bama Lounge for 28 years before he retired in 1984 at age 91. While the Flora-Bama Lounge is the base for the festival, performers also will entertain in venues in Pensacola, Gulf Shores, Ala., and other nearby communities. Songwriters
Details • What: 29th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. • Where: 30 Gulf Coast venues from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Pensacola. • For more information: www.fbisf.com or www.visitperdido.com. often mingle with the crowds, talk about their successes and failures, and have impromptu jam sessions with fellow musicians. The list of award-winning songwriters is long and it has a country music tilt. But it’s not all country. The writers include such industry veterans as Larry Henley, who wrote the 1989 Bette Midler hit “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Other top songwriters will include Brett Jones (“If Heaven Wasn’t so Far Away,” by Justin Moore); Will Rambeaux (“Wild One” by
Faith Hill); and C.J. Watson, whose music has been featured in television, movie and video game soundtracks. On Nov. 13, a panel of music industry authorities will give tips to young songwriters at a lunch at Lulu’s Homeport in Gulf Shores. Some highlights on the schedule include: • Songwriting Contest: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 9, at FloraBama Lounge. Hosted by Nashville music producer C.J. Watson. The winner receives a membership in the Nashville Songwriters Association International. No cost to enter. • Wild Womens’ Writer Night: 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at Flora-Bama Lounge. The All Female Revue culminates with an appearance by Wilhelmina Watson. • Songwriting Seminar: Nov. 16 at the Phoenix X in Orange Beach, Ala. Hosted by Nashville music professionals Sheree Spoltore, Debi Cochran and Dave Isaacs. No charge to attend.
At the movies FRIDAY
Theater is scheduled to be closed for MWR’s Tour for the Troops concert on the Portside lawn. See details, Page 1.
“Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, noon; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 2 p.m., 5 p.m.; “Rush,” R, 7:40 p.m.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, noon; “Captain Phillips,” (PG13), 2 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Gravity” (2D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 6:30 p.m.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 7 p.m.; “Gravity” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 4:30 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Parkland,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Prisoners,” R, 7 p.m.; “Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 7:30 p.m.
“Rush,” R, 5 p.m.; “Don Jon,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Gravity” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7:10 p.m.
“Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 7:30 p.m.; “Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Radfordʼs Twisted Tri: Nov. 14, Radford Gym and Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Spin five miles between 4 p.m. and 4:55 p.m., then run the one-mile course to the indoor pool and swim 100 yards. For more information, call 452-9845. • Functional Fitness Fantasy Football: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Portside Fitness Center, Bldg. 606. Wear your favorite football gear and complete the football agility course combined with functional exercises. For more information, call 452-7813. • Before and After School Program: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. The program for kindergarten to age 12 is affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America. Fees based on total family income. For more information, call 452-2417. • Winter Aquatics: Naval Aviation Schools Command indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is open 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. For information, call 452-9429 or e-mail email@example.com. • Karate: Beginner classes for ages 10 and older (adults welcome). $22 per month. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Advanced classes offered 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 291-0940. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from November through February. The facility is open by reservation only from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31. For information, call 4529642. To make reservations, call 336-1843. • Kids Secret Fall Festival: 11 a.m. Nov. 23, Family Fitness Center, NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3712. The activities will be a surprise but visitors are encouraged to wear workout attire. For more information, call 452-6004. • Auto Skills Center: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has the tools, the manuals (online), equipment, lifts and stalls and knowledgeable staff that can assist you. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 452-6542. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Volleyball, 5 p.m. Nov. 14; disc golf, 1 p.m. Dec. 3. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Call 452-6520. Cornhole doubles, 11:15 a.m. Nov. 12; 5K run, Nov. 21; billiard doubles, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 2. Entry deadlines for events. For information about the NASP program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For information on the NASP Corry Station program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Positive Parenting: Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful,
self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Suicide awareness and prevention: Suicide has become a growing problem in the military. This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is General Military Training (GMT) facilitated by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Fall Shred: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Cordova Mall. Volunteers will be split into two groups to help dump items into shredders. • Science Family Night: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Navy Point Elementary. Guide children through simple science experiments. Volunteers also needed for set up and tear down. • Jump Rope For Heart: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 22. at McAurthur Elementary School. Volunteers are needed to motivate the students, monitor and operate jumping stations • Special Olympics Basketball: 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to elderly citizens. Contact Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org. • USO Northwest Florida: Seeking volunteers committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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Bowling balls (2) M & W ’ s Brunswick & E b o n i t e , black/green. Used seldom; with carry-bags & shoes. $55. Free shoes/bags. Firm price. 476-2868
33”x16”x19” perfect condition Chinese trunk, $100. Red Hat accessories and jewelry, must see. 477-9663
GE Dishwasher, great condition, 30 round metal $100. 478-9321 magazine for an AR-15. Along with GE refrigerator 600 rounds of s i d e - b y - s i d e , once-fired 5.56 $300. 478-9321 brass. $35 for all. 497-1167 Sears over under fridge with ice Spear gun, teak maker, $300. 4- wood, made in man hot tub, Australia, $100. $1,100. Yard 454-9486 trailer, $300. 7123870 Ammo: two boxes of super perform48” clear glass ance 257 Roberts dining room table rifle, 7 boxes 20 with four blue gauge Winchester leather chairs on shotgun, 1 box 450 rollers, $200. magnum pistol Standard trampo- ammo. $50 for all. line with side 417-1694 guards, $100. Children’s swing Motor set with slide, $100. Bronze Autos for sale swivel rocker/re- 1998 Saturn SC1. cliner, excellent White 4 cylinder, condition, $200. 2-door sport 497-9192 c o u p e .
ANNUAL North Hill community yard sale! Nov. 2, 8-noon. In the Historic North Hill District. Many homes with w o n d e r f u l Windbreaker items! Don’t miss black jacket 40 regular in very it! good condition, Garage sale rain 5 5 / 4 5 % or shine, 830 poly/wool with a Christian Dr. Sat. stand-up knit col8-12. Household lar and knit cuffs items, electronics, and bottom. $60. jewelry, shoes & 725-0347. full size women Cherry wood enclothing. closed curio cabiMerchandise net made by Pulaski. Five adPets justable shelves, glass mirrored “Blue” Cataback, lights. houla mix, 6 Width: 3’7”, years old, height: 6’8”, back neutered, 55 lbs., to front: 16”. free to good home $500. 418-2017 with fence. 1126 E Olive Road, no 2 cemetery plots driveway for sale at MemAKC Italian Greyhound male and female, excellent pedigree, 1 year old, all shots, male $400, blue female $500. 9810228
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Motor Misc. Motor Nice 20’ Renken fish/pleasure boat w/clean cuddy cabin. trailer, new top. runs great. ready to go. $3,750. 221-7177 2008 Keystone Laredo 5th wheel, excellent condition & loaded! No pets or smoke! 712-3870 for appointment. 23.5K
Real Estate Rent an apartment that feels like a house. Near NAS from $470 $850. These designer beauties all include lawn care. Some include all utilities. 477-6645 Very nice -1/1 apartment with washer/dryer, 1.5 miles to NASP! Water views. $725 + power. Military discount. 418-1031
4/2 den and dinHomes for rent ing room, 10 minutes to Correy and Perdido Key wa- Naval hospital. terfront condo 2/2 572-4941 furnished Holiday H a r b o r , Homes for sale $775/month, negotiable lease, no Mobile home lot smoking, no pets. for sale or lease in 572-8462 or 434- mobile home 5058 c o m m u n i t y. 95x56 lot partially Very nice duplex fenced, public style furnished sewer and water one bedroom, one near Saufley, call bath, 800 sqft., 456-0233. private front/back courtyards, North- Half block off east Pensacola. Bayou Grande. $850/month plus 3/2 house 10 min$500 deposit in- utes to NASP. cludes utilities, 1,500 sq. ft. Hardcable, WiFi, wood floors, towasher/dryer. 637- tally remodeled 1973 or 255-0742 inside. Large
AC,PW,PL,PS, cruise control, tilt wheel, AM/FM stereo, CD, dual air bags, rear spoiler. 112,000 miles. 4/2 2,050 sq.ft. $3,300 obo. 454- house. Nice quiet 8124. neighborhood. Near Saufley Trucks/Vans/ Field. SUVs $1,200 per month. 1999 Dodge 292-1533. Dakota Club Cab SLT for sale, Spacious Beau167,700 miles, ties near the bay$3,500. 501-259ous and bases. All 4875 are near NAS Pensacola and Corry. 2003 Gulfstream First: $700 inBT Cruiser: Ford cludes all utilities V-10, 30,000 and more. 2/1, miles, excellent dishwasher. 477rubber all the way 6645 around. PS/PB, air (totally rebuilt). Near NAS and $25,900 obo. 492Corry: 1/1 apart5759 ment in a beautiful Victorian 4-apartMotorcycles ment house. Fairy2006 Honda t a l e - s t y l e shadow 750 aero, backyard includes red. Windshield, a little private coin $470. saddlebags, trunk, laundry. 477-6645 $3,200. 455-6286
yard. $85,000, a short sale bargain. 698-1664, 4566616. Great 2/l bungalow on Bayou Chico waterfront, $92,000, one mile from Navy, 0.68 acres. Heating/air, tiled screened in porch, galley kitchen, fence yard, appliances included. MLS 438069. 454-4576
Lots for sale 25 acres, Lakeview three streams, plenty of hardwoods. Surveyed, VAG, VR.Fish or hunt. $124,000 obo. 384-6926
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