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Air Force communications team unveils new NASP home By 2nd Lt. Keenan Kunst 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

High above NASP for the 2012 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show ... On a beautiful afternoon for flying, a vintage Stearman biplane takes a turn above Big Lagoon State Park. Two Stearmans took off from Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 1 during a media ride prior to the Blue Angel Homecoming Show. The planes are from Stearman Flight, a formation flight training organization dedicated to enhancing safety and proficiency in the Stearman formation flying community. They also performed in the air show on Nov. 2 and 3. Photo by Janet Thomas For more air show photos, see pages 4-5

Congressman Jeff Miller honors Corry Station Marine for carrying young triathlete across finish line Story, photo by Gary Nichols CID Public Affairs

Rep. Jeff Miller honored a young Marine of Marine Detachment Corry Station onboard Corry Station Oct. 26. Miller, who represents Florida’s First Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, presented Marine Pfc. Matthew Morgan, 19, of San Diego, Calif., with a congressional coin and his personal congratulations for a job well done and upholding the finest traditions of the United States Marine Corps. “I would like to personally thank you for assist-

Rep. Jeff Miller presents Pfc. Matthew Morgan, 19, of Marine Detachment Corry Station, with a congressional coin and his personal congratulations for a job well done and upholding the finest traditions of the United States Marine Corps.

ing Ben Baltz when his prosthesis failed him during the Sea Turtle Tri Kids

Triathlon,” Miller said. “Your actions that day drew national attention

because they served as an inspiration to us all.” Morgan gained national fame when he carried Ben Baltz, 11, of nearby Valparaiso, across the finish line during the third annual Sea Turtle Tri Kids triathlon on Oct. 7 at Opal Beach, about halfway between Pensacola Beach and Navarre. Baltz, a bone cancer survivor, lost his right leg when he was 6. But now, he regularly runs triathlons and other athletic competitions throughout Northwest Florida with the help of a prosthetic device. Halfway through the running portion of the triathlon, Baltz’s prosthetic failed and he fell into

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The communications team for the Air Force 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) cut the ribbon Oct. 31 on its brand new 3,400-squarefoot facility, which is housed in the Air Operations Terminal, Bldg. 1852, onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). About 50 people attended the ceremony, which opened with a blessing from Navy Chaplain Lt. Zachary Speegle. Speakers included and 479th FTG Commander Col. Neil T. Allen and 479th Operations Support Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Justin Boldenow.

NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer was also in attendance and assisted with the ribbon cutting. After the ceremony, guests were allowed to take a tour of the building. The opening of the new space is a big moment for the office, which had humble beginnings. When the shop’s superintendent, Master Sgt. William Irvine, arrived at NASP in September 2009, a six-person communications team was working out of a 300square-foot office. As the team grew and evolved to meet the network and communications needs of the growing Air Force presence at NAS Pensacola,

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Col. Neil T. Allen, commander of the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) at Naval Air Station Pensacola, speaks during the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 31 for the 479th FTG’s Pensacola Regional Communications Facility in the Air Operations Terminal, Bldg. 1852, at NAS Pensacola. The 3,400square-foot facility houses a 23-person communications team that provides a full spectrum of services to Air Force members in the Pensacola region including NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field. Photo by Janet Thomas

NSTC Officer Development director receives highest civilian Navy award Rear Adm. David F. Steindl (left), commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) presents Dr. Carla Jill Stein, director, Officer Development, with a Distinguished Civilian Service Award at Stein’s retirement ceremony Oct. 23. Photo courtesy of the Stein family

By Scott A. Thornbloom Naval Service Training Command PAO

Dr. Carla Jill Stein, director of Officer Development (OD) for Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), was presented with the highest Navy civilian award, before her retirement Nov. 2. The Distinguished Civilian Service Award was presented on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy (SecNav), the Honorable Ray Mabus, by Rear Adm. David F. Steindl, NSTC commander, in the OD offices Oct. 23. NSTC’s Officer Development Directorate is responsible for the selection and placement of qualified applicants into university Naval Reserve

Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units as midshipmen, officer candidates and nurse candidates. The OD staff also develops training for NROTC units, recruits officer applicants for the Navy’s nuclear program, mentors midshipmen and candidates, tracks professional development and advises unit commanding officers and staff members. OD also monitors the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) at universities nationwide and oversees the Navy’s Seaman-toAdmiral 21 (STA-21) program at the Officer Training Command (OTC) on Naval Station Newport, R. I. The MECEP and STA-21 programs

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‘Thank you’ offers for Veterans Day The following establishments are soon to be offering free or discounted meals to U.S. military veterans on or around Veterans Day 2012. All locations require either a military ID or other proof of military service such as a U.S. Uniform Service ID card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID card, current leave and earnings statement, a veterans organization membership ID card such as American Legion or VFW, or a DD214. O’Charley’s is offering veterans and active duty military personnel a complimentary meal Nov. 12. Also, O’Charley’s is encouraging guests to sign “thank-you” banners located in the lobby of every O’Charley’s location, so people who live and work near the 212 O’Charley’s locations can also extend their appreciation to service men and women. Applebee’s: On Nov.11, choose a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu that includes steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, salad and more. Find locations: Chili’s: Free meal, Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military veterans, past and present, their choice of one of seven meals. This offer is available from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at participating Chili’s in the United States only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Find locations: Denny’s: Veterans Day All You Can Eat Pancakes, Nov.12, to any veteran with valid military ID from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Golden Corral: Free meal, Nov. 12. The 11th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held Nov. 12, from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. For more information visit Hooters: 10 free boneless wings, Nov. 11. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Drink purchase required. Offer valid at participating Hooters. For more information, visit Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and small coffee Nov. 11. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees and veterans. Call ahead to verify location participation. Olive Garden: Free entré e, Nov. 11. Offer good for veterans and active-duty military, Nov. 11 during regular business hours. Chose from a special menu; all entré es inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in United States and Canada, proof of service required. Little Caesars Pizza: Nov. 12, Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation. Disclaimer: All free or discounted offers are listed as reported. Call ahead to verify your local restaurant’s participation in any Veterans Day offers. Dr. Stein from page 1

offer qualified enlisted Sailors and Marines the opportunity to join the Navy and Marine Corps officer ranks. “To have been given the opportunity to serve with our Navy Sailors and Marines and all the amazing civilians and contractors for the past 30 years has been astounding to me,” said Stein. “I am honored to have served with individuals that have the same values (I have) and places them at such a high level. The integrity and dedication of our active duty, reserves and civilians is phenomenal.” In his nomination letter to SecNav,

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2nd GAFTS Oktoberfest benefits MANNA Food Pantries … The annual Oktoberfest celebration, put on Oct. 19 by NAS Pensacola’s 2nd German Air Force Training Squadron USA (2nd GAFTS) at the Mustin Beach Club, was “a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone involved,” said squadron CO Lt. Col. Arne Heitzmann. This year, the 2nd GAFTS raised funds by selling Oktoberfest T-shirts, Bavarian hats and authentic gingerbread hearts for donations to MANNA Food Pantries, resulting in a check of $555 for the organization. (Above) Lt. Col. Arne Heitzmann, MANNA Executive Director DeDe Flounlacker and Master Sgt. Jupp Fuhr at the check presentation to MANNA. Photo courtesy 2nd GAFTS

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so did the need for space. By December 2010, the then 17-person shop was dispersed across three office spaces, totaling a mere 650 square feet. Now with a staff of 23, the Pensacola Regional Communications Team (PRCT) has a new home that puts everyone under one roof. Irvine said the new space will better facilitate a lot of the team’s work, noting that prior to this new space things such as simply having a staff meeting were an ordeal. “Moving into our newly renovated facility puts 23 members under one roof. This makes a huge differMarine from page 1

the sugary white sand along the Gulf Coast. Morgan, who was volunteering at a water station along the route, ran to assist the young athlete. Baltz struggled up, and was kind of bouncing around on his left foot while he attempted to refasten the loose pins on his prosthetic leg. “I asked Ben if he needed help,” Morgan said. “He said, ‘No, I just want to finish the race.’ ” When it became obvious the prosthetic was not repairable, Morgan offered Baltz a ride – piggy-back style – to the finish line. Together, the pair crossed the finish line and victory to cheers and tears from the onlookers. “Any of my fellow Marines would have done the same,” Morgan said. “I just happened to get there first.” Within minutes, amateur videos and photos of the event were uploaded to the Internet; and within hours

Steindl called Stein’s 12 years as OD director, overseeing the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and the Navy’s Seaman-to-Admiral programs the highlight of her 30-year government service career. “Dr. Stein has had an incredible career supporting our Navy and Marine Corps,” said Steindl, who oversees 98 present of officer and enlisted accessions in the Navy. “Her ability to run this very complex (OD) program has been awe-inspiring and her contributions will be felt for decades. She has been a wonderful shipmate to all of us in the NSTC organization and she will be missed.”

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

ence when managing both military and contractor personnel. We can do many daily operations more efficiently and effectively as one team under the same roof,” Irvine said. The new facility is the result of a $750,000 renovation project and ensures PRCT can effectively support its network’s 1,600 Air Force users, which span 10 units and a maintenance directorate, while also maintaining accountability for more than $8 million in assets. Just as important, though, is the new sense of pride this space brings. “I feel when a guy has the ability to sit at ‘his’ desk and call his space ‘home’ he takes more pride in ownership,” Irvine said. “While we are

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

all professional, there’s usually a better sense of pride when you can call it your own.” It’s a landmark event for one of the 479th FTG’s most critical teams and will ensure their communications systems will continue to be maintained and operated with the utmost care and professionalism, according to Irvine. “I like to say, we do communications, because no one else can,” Irvine said. “Meaning, the CSOs, instructors and the commanders and staff are here to learn and perform their jobs, they shouldn’t also need to worry about why their network works the way it does, but that it works at the moment they need it.”

their story of hope and courage immediately gained national attention on hundreds of mainstream news outlets and cable networks. “Your willingness to ensure that the young competitor crossed the finish line may seem like a simple act of kindness, but such selfless acts form the ties that bind us together,” Miller said. “Morever, it reflects your commitment to living out the values of the Marine Corps, a commitment that all Americans can look to and admire. “I sincerely appreciate your dedication to the community and the outstanding support you and your fellow Marines provided during this event and personally to Ben Baltz.” Morgan’s commanding officer, Capt. Frank Anderson, said he was a little surprised by all the publicity, but not how his Marines reacted to the situation. “We leave no man behind. That’s something we do as Marines,” Anderson said. “It’s that unwavering dedication to our fellow Marines and competitors in this case.”

Steindl pointed out her tenure guiding the NROTC Program and leading the Navy’s efforts to increase midshipmen diversity, expand onto the campuses of minority serving institutions, return NROTC presence to Ivy League campuses, increase the number of NROTC midshipmen graduating with technical degrees and meeting NROTC Navy Nuclear Power production goals. “The Distinguished Civilian Service Award is normally presented to Senior Executive Service civilians. We believe Dr. Stein’s visionary leadership, exacting management, ingenuity, innovation and dedication have shown her to be a model The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

of the Navy Core Values and she is more than deserving of this high honor,” said Steindl. Stein began working for the government as a presidential management intern in 1982. In 1984, she moved to OD working with the NROTC Education Plans and Analysis staff. From there she worked up the OD ladder, becoming the director in 2001. The NROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

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CNO releases new list of good reads By Ens. Alex Cornell du Houx U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert introduced the newest edition of the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program (CNO-PRP) in his blog Oct. 23. With the motto “Read to Be Ready,” the revamped program lists 42 books organized under the three tenets of the CNO’s Sailing Directions: warfighting first, operate forward and be ready. There are 18 essential readings and 24 recommended readings. “I encourage you to read these relevant books – they are about our profession,” Greenert said. “The list is designed to help us learn more about our proud heritage and gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a 21st century Sailor.” Each book was selected to illustrate key points about ways the Navy contributed to national security in the past and how it will operate in the future. “I’m not trying to make historians out of all us, and I don’t want you to get a history degree out of this,” Greenert said. “I want you to

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert introduced a new readling list Oct. 23. Photo from

be interested in your Navy and see how your predecessors, Sailors just like you, made your Navy great.” The Navy reading program was developed to facilitate professional development and encourage a life-long habit of reading and learning among all Sailors. Books include history, fiction, inspirational and patriotic titles, biographies and classics on military strategy and theory, and management best practices. “Adm. Greenert has directed the most significant changes to the Navy’s profes-

sional reading program since it was established in 2006,” said U.S. Naval War College professor John Jackson, the program manager. “His personal level of interest and involvement has been very helpful as we improved the program to meet the challenges of today’s Navy.” The 18 essential reading books will be shipped to every major ship, squadron and station in the Navy. The rest of the books are identified as recommended reading and will be available for download to personal devices from

the Navy General Library Program and through the eLibrary section on the Navy Knowledge Online website. “We hope that the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program will make it easier for Sailors around the fleet to read about the world around them, to share the marvelous history and heritage of the naval services and to help them consider different ways to look at their current challenges and those that will come in the future,” Jackson said. More on the launch of the updated program is also available in NavAdmin 309/12. Sailors will be able to contribute their opinions and suggestions by visiting the website or on Facebook at ding. The Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program is administered by faculty and staff at the U.S. Naval War College. Questions, feedback, and recommendations on the program may be sent to For more news from Naval War College, go to

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Essential reading Warfighting First • “1812: The Navy’s War,” by George C. Daughan. • “Cyber War,” by Richard A. Clarke. • “SEAL of Honor,” by Gary Williams. • “Shield and Sword,” dited by Edward J. Marolda and Robert J. Schneller Jr. • “The Gamble,” by Thomas E. Ricks. • “Wake of the Wahoo,” by Forest J. Sterling. Operate Forward • “The Crisis of Islam,” by Bernard Lewis. • “Execute Against Japan,” by Lt. Joel Holwitt, USN • “Monsoon,” by Robert Kaplan • “Neptune’s Inferno,” by James D. Hornfischer • “Red Star Over the Pacific,” by Toshi Yoshihara and James Holmes • “The Man From Pakistan,” by Catherine Collins and Douglas Frantz. Be Ready • “A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy,” by Thomas Cutler • “In the Shadow of Greatness,” by Joshua Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz and Graham Plaster. • “Navigating the Seven Seas,” by Melvin G. Williams Sr. and Melvin G. Williams Jr. • “The Morality of War,” by Brian Orend. • “Time Management From The Inside Out,” by Julie Morgenstern. • “Wired for War,” by P.W. Singer. For a full list of titles, go to www.navyreading



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The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, form up tight in their classic diamond formation, flying with as little as 18 inches of wingtip to canopy separation. Photo by Mike Rich

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer (right) and announcer Rob Reider welcome a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 to the Nov. 3 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Emerald Coast Skydiving jumper M.D. “Mad Dog” Evans descends with the American flag to kick off the Nov. 3 air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Matthew Orlowski, age 3, “flies” with the Blues. Photo by Janet Thomas

A Marine MV-22 Osprey hovers over NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field. The Osprey’s ability to perform vertical and horizontal flight in order to deliver troops and cargo makes it an ideal platform for the Marines. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

A transonic vapor cloud is caught during the high-speed flight demonstration of the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. Also called a vapor cone, the effect is caused by condensation as the aircraft approaches the speed of sound. Photo by Mike Rich

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Greg McWherter, waves to the crowd in his last performance flight as CO Nov. 3. McWherter turned over the reigns of command of the Blue Angels to Cmdr. Tom Frosch in a change of command ceremony Nov. 4. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Team RV, a newcomer to the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, presented a multielement show with as many as 11 aircraft performing coordinated aerobatics with lights and smoke. Photo by Mike O’Connor

A wall of fire erupts behind the Blue Angels’ F/A-18s during the night show Nov. 2. Photo by Janet Thomas

At the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal booth, EODC Demetrius O’Halloran loads Nicholas Casalina with Navy body armor, weighing approximately 40 pounds. The booth also had vehicles the Navy uses, display IEDs and other handmade bombs that service members might have to defuse in the Middle East. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

Sgt. Gordy Horvath presents an American flag to the family of Army Maj. William Hecker Nov. 2 during Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Hecker was killed in Iraq in 2006 while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Members of the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, participated in the special ceremony, which followed a night jump with flares and other pyrotechnic displays. Family members who attended the ceremony included, Hecker’s parents, retired Army Col. Willim F. Hecker Jr. and Nancy Hecker, and his brother, Marine Capt. John Hecker, pilot of the Blue Angels C-130 “Fat Albert.” Photo by Janet Thomas




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The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, form up tight in their classic diamond formation, flying with as little as 18 inches of wingtip to canopy separation. Photo by Mike Rich

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer (right) and announcer Rob Reider welcome a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 to the Nov. 3 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Emerald Coast Skydiving jumper M.D. “Mad Dog” Evans descends with the American flag to kick off the Nov. 3 air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Matthew Orlowski, age 3, “flies” with the Blues. Photo by Janet Thomas

A Marine MV-22 Osprey hovers over NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field. The Osprey’s ability to perform vertical and horizontal flight in order to deliver troops and cargo makes it an ideal platform for the Marines. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

A transonic vapor cloud is caught during the high-speed flight demonstration of the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. Also called a vapor cone, the effect is caused by condensation as the aircraft approaches the speed of sound. Photo by Mike Rich

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Greg McWherter, waves to the crowd in his last performance flight as CO Nov. 3. McWherter turned over the reigns of command of the Blue Angels to Cmdr. Tom Frosch in a change of command ceremony Nov. 4. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Team RV, a newcomer to the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, presented a multielement show with as many as 11 aircraft performing coordinated aerobatics with lights and smoke. Photo by Mike O’Connor

A wall of fire erupts behind the Blue Angels’ F/A-18s during the night show Nov. 2. Photo by Janet Thomas

At the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal booth, EODC Demetrius O’Halloran loads Nicholas Casalina with Navy body armor, weighing approximately 40 pounds. The booth also had vehicles the Navy uses, display IEDs and other handmade bombs that service members might have to defuse in the Middle East. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst

Sgt. Gordy Horvath presents an American flag to the family of Army Maj. William Hecker Nov. 2 during Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Hecker was killed in Iraq in 2006 while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Members of the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, participated in the special ceremony, which followed a night jump with flares and other pyrotechnic displays. Family members who attended the ceremony included, Hecker’s parents, retired Army Col. Willim F. Hecker Jr. and Nancy Hecker, and his brother, Marine Capt. John Hecker, pilot of the Blue Angels C-130 “Fat Albert.” Photo by Janet Thomas




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Sewer smoke testing continues at NASP

Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system continues at NAS Pensacola. The Public Works Department (PWD) contracted with AH/BC Navy Joint Venture to conduct a wastewater sanitary sewer evaluation study. As part of the study, smoke testing will identify possible defects in the sewer system. The smoke testing machine does not create a fire, but a chemical smoke that is non-toxic, nonstaining and has a low odor. The smoke is white or gray in color. Beginning Nov. 13, the area for the current phase of testing will be defined by the back gate as the western boundary, the airfield and Taylor Road as the southern boundary and Duncan Road as the eastern boundary. It is recommended to pour a gallon of water into each housing drain trap of floors, sinks, showers and tubs prior to testing. Field crews will also utilize handheld computers to collect manhole inspection data, smoke testing equipment and remote video recording equipment. Field crews will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Be aware of field crews as they will be working on or near roadways with signage to identify them as contractor vehicles. If you have questions or concerns, contact Doug Chastang with NAS Pensacola Public Works at 4523131, ext. 3100.

NMCRS announces holiday schedule

In honor of Veterans Day, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office will be closing at noon today, Nov. 9, and will reopen on Nov. 13. For the Thanksgiving holiday the NMCRS office will be closing at noon Nov. 21 and will reopen Nov. 26. The Thrift Shop will close at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and reopen Nov. 27. For more information, call 452-2300.

Turkey coloring contest kicks off

Break out the crayons, markers and colored pencils, it’s time for the turkey coloring contest. Stop by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office, 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191, to pick up a turkey picture. The contest features three age brackets: 4-7, 8-10, and 11-13. One winner will be chosen from each age bracket and the winners will each receive a $25 gift card. Gift cards are being donated by the NAS Pensacola Navy Exchange and the Pensacola Commissary. Pictures must be turned in to the NMCRS office by 4 p.m. Nov. 19. For more information, call 452-2300.

Blood drive tied to ‘Breaking Dawn 2’

Northwest Florida Blood Services and Clear Channel 107.3 are holding a Breaking Day Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 10, at Rave Motion Pictures, 6595 North W St. Each donor will receive a pint of Bluebell Ice Cream and a pair of tickets to the exclusive Nov. 16 midnight showing of “Breaking Dawn Part 2.” They will also receive an extra “thank you” ticket to use anytime. The winner of a “Twilight” look-alike contest will receive one pair of movie tickets each month for 12 months. Blood donors are also eligible to be in the drawing to win a 2012 Kia Soul. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information, go to

Cartoonist to visit NASP USO

Rob Smith Jr. will be drawing caricatures at the NAS Pensacola USO, 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625D, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Smith, a longtime cartoonist from Ocala, Fla., is a member of the National Cartoonist Society. His editorial cartoons are featured on the Glenn Beck Program website. For details on Smith, go to For more information, call 455-8280.

Coin collectors to meet Nov. 15

The Pensacola Coin Club will be meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A presentation will be made about the hobby of coin collecting. There also will be a coin auction. There is no cost to attend unless you want to have dinner. For more information, call Dan Hayes at 2063592.

Festa Italiana features food and music

The third annual Festa Italiana is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at St., Anne’s Life Center, 5200 Saufley Field Road. The event is sponsored by the Sons of Italy Buona Fortuna Lodge. Admission is free. Opening ceremonies will feature the Washington High School JROTC. Joe Occhipinti Big Band will provide entertainment. Other highlights include the Tarantella Dancers, Italian food, a children’s area and vendors. For more information, call 995-7487 or go to

Registration open for degree programs

Registration is open for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education and Development (WED) or Health Care Management

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. (HCM) bachelor’s degree programs. Spring semester begins Jan. 12. Classes are held online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building at Naval Hospital Pensacola. The accelerated program allows students to complete the WED major courses in one year, and HCM courses in 16 months. Credit is also awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 or by e-mail at for WED, or Beth Huston at 455-2449 or by e-mail at for HCM.

Night out features chocolate art class

“Ladies Night Out” is the theme for the chocolate art class at the Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 9. Cost is $15. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 10, a parent-and-child class has a Thanksgiving theme. Cost is $15 for one parent and child. With limited seating, space for either class should be reserved by calling Karen Smith at 384-4098. A holiday-theme show titled “Be An Original ... Give Art,” opens Nov. 11. Highlights are the festive windows and the holiday wall with all mediums on display. Subscriptions are being sold for the inaugural season of “Evening of Art,” a limited edition interactive series designed to support local artists. For gallery information, call 429-9100.

Navy League plans golf tournament

Pensacola Council of the Navy League will be hosting a four person scramble golf tournament today, Nov. 9, at A.C. Read Golf Club, NAS Pensacola. The event is open to the public. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. Corporate sponsorship of $340 includes team and tee sign. Tee signs $100. Lunch, prizes, cart, green fees, driving range and much more included. Limited to the first 128 players. To register, call 436-8552.

Military women can attend symposium

The 26th annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium organized by the Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA) is scheduled for March 10-12 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Last year’s symposium was the largest gathering of military women in the world with some 1,700 attendees. The two-day symposium is open to women from each of the five service branches. With the theme, “Stronger Self, Stronger Service,” the symposium will provide servicewomen with tools to make them better leaders. For more information or to register, go to

School application deadline near

The deadline to apply for admission to West Florida High School of Advanced Technology, 2400 Longleaf Drive, for the 2013-2014 school year is Nov. 15. Current eigth-grade students who meet the admission criteria will be entered into the Escambia County School Choice lottery system for the student selection process. Applications may be submitted online at the school’s website:

Festival to feature crafts and cars

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

Original musical coming to Imogene

A two-act musical, “A Beautiful Life,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The Moonshine Creek Production is being presented in partnership with Panhandle Community Theatre, the Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation

and the Santa Rosa Historical Society. The musical about local history features original songs and music by Shay Moran. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. You can at the door or at Dragonfly Gallery, 5188 Escambia St., Milton. For more information, call (850) 324-2875.

Popular musical playing on PSC stage

The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series is presenting “9 to 5: The Musical.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. With music and lyrics by country music legend Dolly Parton, the comedy revolves around three women who are fed up with their chauvinistic boss. Ticket prices range from $16 to $7. Tickets are on sale at the Lyceum Box Office at the Ashmore Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to a performance. For more information, call 484-1847.

Memorial run starts at Corry Station

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

Church presenting Christmas bazaar

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

Handmade creations on sale at show

The 35th Christmas Creations arts and crafts show is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Wright Place at the First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright St. The show will feature more than 55 artisans from around the Southeast offering handmade creations for sale. Homemade baked goods also be will offered. For more information, call 432-1434 or go to

Auditions to be held for Senior Follies

The Pensacola Senior Follies will hold auditions for next year’s show during a covered dish gathering at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. Rehearsals will start in December and performances are scheduled for March 15, 16 and 17. For more information, call 417-7736.

Butler Auto holding recycling round up

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

Jingle Bell Jog scheduled for Dec. 8

Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter 7 will hold its Jingle Bell Jog, an annual 10K race and 5K fun run/walk, Dec. 8 in Fort Walton Beach, beginning and ending at Uptown Station. Last year 1,500 runners participated. SFA Chapter 7 is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that provides support to families of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), with emphasis on providing support to the families of fallen warriors. For more information and to register online, go to at

Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch

The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include a book club, bridge, bunco, bowling and a chef’s night out. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Call Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076, or e-mail at Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. For more information or to view a schedule go to



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AETC Key Spouse of the Year at “Caring for People Forum;” See page B2 Spotlight


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very year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout.

They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to quit and stay quit. In many towns and communities, local volunteers support quitters, publicize the event and press for laws that control tobacco use and discourage teens from starting. Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support, such as: • Telephone smoking-cessation hotlines. • Stop-smoking groups. • Counseling. • Nicotine replacement products. • Prescription medicine to lessen cravings. • Online quit groups. • Guide books. • Encouragement and support from friends and family members. Using two or more of these measures to help you quit works better than using any one of them alone. For example, some people use a prescription medicine along with nicotine replacement. Other people may use as many as three or four of the methods listed above. Telephone stop-smoking hotlines are an easy-to-use resource, and they are available in all 50 states. Call ACS at (800) 227-2345 to find telephone counseling or other support in your area. Support is out there, but the most recent information suggests that fewer than one in three smokers reports having tried any of the recommended therapies during his or her last quit attempt. The smokeout has helped dramatically change Americans’ attitudes about smoking. These changes have led to community programs and smoke-free laws that are now saving lives in many states. Annual smokeouts began in the 1970s when smoking and secondhand smoke were commonplace. The idea for the Great American Smokeout grew from a 1971 event in Randolph, Mass., at which Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund. Then in 1974, Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Monticello Times in Minnesota, spearheaded the state’s first D-Day, or Don’t Smoke Day. The idea caught on, and on Nov. 18, 1976, the

California Division of the American Cancer Society (ACS) got nearly 1 million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first smokeout, and the Society took it nationwide in 1977. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the way society views tobacco advertising and tobacco use. Many public places and workplaces are now smoke-free, protecting non-smokers and supporting smokers who want to quit. Each year, the Great American Smokeout draws attention to the deaths and chronic diseases caused by smoking. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, many state and local governments responded by banning smoking in workplaces and restaurants, raising taxes on cigarettes, limiting cigarette promotions, discouraging teen cigarette use and taking further action to counter smoking. These efforts continue today. Because of the efforts of individuals and groups that have led anti-tobacco efforts, there have been significant landmarks in the areas of research, policy and the environment: In 1977, Berkeley, Calif., became the first community to limit smoking in restaurants and other public places. In 1983, San Francisco passed the first strong workplace smoking restrictions, including bans on smoking in private workplaces. In 1990, the federal smoking ban on all interstate buses and domestic flights of six hours or less took effect. In 1994, Mississippi filed the first of 24 state lawsuits seeking to recuperate millions of dollars from tobacco companies for smoking-related illnesses paid for by Medicaid.

It’s time for you to quit smoking. NHP, JACC and TRICARE – here’s the contact info for the help you need

At Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) call the Family Medicine Department for tobacco cessation help at 452-6326, ext. 4100. NHP’s excellent online educational resource for information, the “NHP Tobacco-Free Initiative,” is at /Pages/TobaccoFreeInitiative.aspx At the VA Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic (JACC), each veteran

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In 1999, the Department of Justice filed suit against cigarette manufacturers, charging the industry with defrauding the public by lying about the risks of smoking. In 1999, the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) was passed, requiring tobacco companies to pay $206 billion to 45 states by the year 2025 to cover Medicaid costs of treating smokers. The MSA agreement also closed the Tobacco Institute and ended cartoon advertising and tobacco billboards. In 2009, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed into law. It gives the FDA the authority to regulate the sale, manufacturing, and marketing of tobacco products and protects children from the tobacco industry’s marketing practices. Those states with strong tobacco control laws are now reaping the fruits of their labor. From 1965 to today, cigarette smoking among adults in the United States decreased from more than 42 percent to around 20 percent. Strong smoke-free policies, media campaigns, and increases in the prices of tobacco products are at least partly credited for these decreases. Still, today about one in five American adults smoke cigarettes (that’s more than 45 million people). And about 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. More than 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are thought to result from smoking. Smoking also causes cancers of the larynx (voice box), mouth, pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube) and bladder. It also has been linked to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, ovary (mucinous), colon/rectum, kidney, stomach and some types of leukemia. Cigars and pipes cause cancers, too. Smoking is responsible for nearly one in three cancer deaths, and one in five deaths from all causes. Another 8.6 million people live with serious illnesses caused by smoking. Visit to learn more about quitting smoking, improving your health, or getting involved with the Great American Smokeout in your community. Or just call your American Cancer Society any time at (800) 227-2345.


is assigned a primary care physician. The physician can get the veteran enrolled in the program. JACC’s number is 927-1420. All TRICARE beneficiaries can also get smoking and smokeless tobacco cessation support through DoD’s comprehensive website, The site offers interactive, webbased tobacco cessation training,

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real-time live encouragement with trained tobacco cessation coaches, quit plan and calendar, text quit tips, savings calculator, games and much more. For information, contact your primary care provider. Through these free services, you have access to the most comprehensive collection of tobacco-cessation tools available.

Jokes & Groaners Smoking isn’t funny, but ... Nicotine patches are great. Stick one over each eye and you can’t find your cigarettes. — author unknown Why do drugstores make sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front? Overheard: “You know, lady, you don’t actually smoke. The cigarette does all the smoking – you are just the sucker.” “Tobacco drieth the brain, dimmeth the sight, vitiateth the smell, hurteth the stomach, destroyeth the concoction, disturbeth the humors and spirits, corrupteth the breath, induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the windpipe, lungs, and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart and causeth the blood to be adjusted.” — Tobias Venner, (15771660) “The tobacco industry is finally going on record acknowledging the dangers of smoking. But back in my day, all we would admit was: 'Smoking is known to cause ashtray residue.’ ” — Kent Salem, former tobacco lobbyist






Naval Hospital Pensacola, Aug. 12-Sept. 19, 2012 Madelyn Grace Wilcoxen, was born to Maj. Matthew and Megan Wilcoxen, Sept. 7. Emilyn Grace Smith, was born to Stephen and Jennifer Smith, Sept. 7. Liam Moises Murphy, was born to ABH2 Christopher Murphy and ABF2 Marla Chapa-Murphy, Sept. 8. Alexua Sophia Marie Munoz, was born to Kristine Dutton, Sept. 10. Brock Paul Madden, was born to AC Bryan and Lauren Madden, Sept. 10. Chad Patrick Rogers, was born to Capt. Matthew and Laurie Rogers, Sept. 11. Delilah Jade Atwell, was born to Spc. Joshua and Rachel Atwell, Sept. 11. Violett Leigh-Ann Loudermilk, was born to HM3 Bobbie Bartin, Sept. 12. Isaiah Joseph Campbell, was born to 2nd Lt. Joshua and Kristen Campbell, Sept. 13. Rayah Jo Marie Phoenix, was born to ABH2 Kendrick and Nicole Phoenix, Sept. 13. Kane Tyerney Brown-Adams, was born to Sgt. Aaron and Eyrn Brown, Sept. 13. Martin J. King Gutierrez IV, was born to Martin Gutierrez III and AN Brittany Martinez, Sept. 14. Joseph Steven Leslie, was born to Lt. Troy and Rachel Leslie, Sept. 14. Isabel Morgan Bearden, was born to Sfc. Christian and Kelli Bearden, Sept. 15. James Robert Patterson, was born to BM1 James and Ann Patterson, Sept. 17. Rory Odell Andrews, was born to John Andrews and Lt. Jeanette Andrews, Sept. 18. Ember Serenity Krenzxavier, was born to AN Taran Krenzxaiver and AN Amber Byrd, Sept. 18. Sophie Grace Odom, was born to Lt. Christopher and Angela Odom, Sept. 19. Hazel Gail Wisdom, was born to Staff Sgt. Joseph and Emily Wisdom, Sept. 19.

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AETC Key Spouse of the Year at ‘Caring for People Forum’ By 2nd Lt. Keenan Kunst 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

A 12th Flying Training Wing spouse recently attended the Caring for People Forum in Washington D.C., where she had the opportunity to help shape support programs and services available to Airmen and their families. Mary Anderson, wife of Lt. Col. Mark Anderson, 455th Flying Training Squadron, and the 455th FTS Key Spouse, participated in the event as the Air Education and Training Command Key Spouse of the Year. Anderson was announced as the AETC Key Spouse of the Year earlier this year for her contributions to the 479th Flying Training Group and the Naval Air Station Pensacola community. The annual forum provides a venue for top brass, Airmen, and key spouses to address the concerns of the Air Force family and propose and discuss initiatives. At this year’s forum, held Sept. 26-27, Anderson received recognition for her service and had the opportunity to make her voice heard on behalf of Air Force families all over the globe. Though, the recognition is secondary for Anderson, she sees her service as a responsibility and is happy to provide support to the families of service members. “I have seen my share of good

and bad support systems,” she said. “As a commander’s spouse in a joint environment; I feel it is my responsibility to support military members and their families to the max extent possible.”

Since 2010, Anderson has served the NAS Pensacola community and 479th FTG family whenever possible, whether that be through cooking holiday meals for service members who couldn’t make it home for the holidays or creating a guide welcoming new families to Pensacola and helping them acclimate. According to Anderson, a highlight of this year’s forum was the chance to participate in discussions on Air Force initiatives designed to improve Airmen support networks. “The Air Force is admitting that it has problems, especially in regards to suicides. Both the (Chief of Staff of the Air Force) and the (Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force) addressed these areas specifically,” she said. “Airmen and their families can expect a renewed resiliency ini-

tiative called Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. It will address suicides and resiliency using a holistic approach focusing on four pillars – mental, physical, social and spiritual.” Additionally, Anderson said the Air Force is preparing improvements for existing initiatives such as the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), a support program for special needs families and children. This year, “initiatives were introduced to remove the stigma associated with the (EFMP), as well as to increase understanding of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for special needs children,” she said. “For those who have never dealt with either the EFMP or IEPs, and even some that have in the past, they can be both daunting and confusing. I’m excited about the initiatives put forward as they are aimed at educating and empowering Airmen and their families so that these programs really work for them.” The proposed initiatives may be large programs, but AETC’s Key Spouse emphasizes that even the smallest personal gestures can make a huge impression. “Be kind to everyone you come across. You never know if they are having a rough time and how the smallest kind gesture can make a positive impact on their day,” she said.



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

A joint high school band marches in the 2011 Veterans Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Rusty

Get your parade on for Veterans Day By Gretchen DeVuyst PAO Intern

Residents of Pensacola and the surrounding area will be making sure that veterans are remembered and honored for Veterans Day weekend. This year will be particularly eventful because it marks the Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park Wall South’s 20th anniversary, the bicentennial of the War of 1812, 70 years of Women Enlisted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) and the 100th year anniversary of Marine Corps aviation. Some events that will be open to the public are as follows: • The Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council is facilitating the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Pensacola. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the corner of Spring and Main streets and will end at Wall South. For additional information contact Chief George B. Dodge Sr. at 1 (888) 838-6694 or by e-mal at whiteantelope45@ • At the end of the parade, to celebrate Wall South’s 20th anniversary, there will be a ceremony with speakers including Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war Lt. Col. Tom Pyle. Jill Hubbs, WSRE’s director of educational services, will speak and represent the surviving families of those who lost their lives in service to their country. Hubbs lost her father, a naval aviator, during the Vietnam War. • Nov. 12 will also be the day for a Veterans Day Celebration at 1:30 p.m. in the lot north of Veteran’s Park. • The Blue Water Concert Series, Veterans Day Weekend Music Festival will be hosted at Maritime Park from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 11. • Another parade is scheduled to take place Nov. 11 on Pensacola Beach starting at 2 p.m. The beach parade will start at Avenda 10, on Via de Luna Drive and ends at the pavilion on the Gulf. If any veteran wishes to be in the parade, they need

to show up an hour before. Christopher Holzworth, former commanding officer of MATSG- 21 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, is scheduled to speak. • On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Applebee’s will be treating veterans with a form of identification to a free meal. • Veterans with identification can also enter National Parks including Gulf Islands National Seashore for free. For more information, call 934-2600 or go to • The Veterans Community Planning Committee is organizing a Veterans Day parade, ceremony and picnic Nov. 12 in downtown Milton. The parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m., beginning at Milton High School and ending at the Santa Rosa County Veterans Plaza, 5178 Willing St. A ceremony and picnic will follow at 11 a.m. at the plaza. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade should contact Ralph Nesenson at 626-7292 or 313-6637.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Frankenweenie” (3D), PG, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Looper” (3D), R, 9:15 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Dredd” (2D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “End of Watch” (3D), R, 9:30 p.m.


“Finding Nemo” (3D), G, 12:15 p.m.; “Frankenweenie” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 6:45 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 9:15 p.m.; “Frankenweenie” (2D), PG, noon; “Trouble With the Curve,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “End of Watch” (3D), R, 9:30 p.m.


“Frankenweenie” (3D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Dredd” (3D), R, 4:45 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 7 p.m.; “Finding Nemo” (2D), G, noon; “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 5 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Frankenweenie” (3D), PG, 3:15 p.m.; “Dredd” (3D), R, 5:15 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Possession,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 5 p.m.; “Looper” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.


“Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Looper” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Trouble With the Curve,” R-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Trouble With the Curve,” R-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Lawless,” R, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY COST

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

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

Details: 452-3522 or

• Crow s Nest room rental: Book your holiday party. Located at Bayou Grande Marina on NAS Pensacola, rental includes the entire upper deck of Bayou Grande Marina. Crow’s Nest seats 60 inside and another 40 outside. Cost is $250 for room rental with $150 refundable cleaning deposit. For more information, call 452-4152. • Certification class: Box Mania is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Radford Fitness Center. Box Mania is a nonchoreographed fitness class with power punching and kicking combinations on a hand-held target. Certification fee is $195. For more information, go to or e-mail • Turkey spin: The Wellness Fitness Center at NASP Corry Station will offer a two-hour master spin class. For more information, call 4526802. • Golf classic: The Great Christmas Golf Classic is scheduled for Dec. 8 at A.C. Read Golf Club. It is a 27-hole golf tournament – nine holes scramble, nine holes best ball and nine holes modified alternate shot. Entry fee ($60 per player) includes cart, greens fee, morning pastries, refreshments during play and lunch. For more information, call 452-2454. • RV park expansion: The RV site at Blue Angel Recreation Park has announced the addition of 40 sites starting today, Nov. 9. For more information, call 453-9435. • Chef s specials: The Oaks Restaurant November chef’s specials are $7.50 and include a beverage. Today’s special is taco salad. The specials for Nov. 13-16 is shrimp and smoked Gouda cheese grits. Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, check out the Blue Plate Specials throughout the week and $5 Friday Menu. For information or to make a catering reservation, call 452-3859. • Gear rental: The NASP Outpost is located at the end of John Tower Road, behind the golf course off Taylor Road. You can rent canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more that can be taken off base for use. Gear can be reserved up to three months in advance by military (active duty, retirees and reservists) and two months in advance by DoD civilians. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page: at mwrpensacola or the MWR website at MWR offers a Text-2-Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up: Text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit htm.

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Combined Federal Campaign The EscaRosa CFC and U.S. Air Force Water Survival School are presenting the NASP Combined Federal Campaign 5K Nov. 16. Walkers begin at 8:15 a.m. and runners

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begin at 8:35 a.m. on Radford Boulevard in front of Starbucks There will be medals awarded to the first three male runners, the first three female runners and the first three walkers. A

team traveling trophy will be awarded for the fastest team of five. For more details, flyers and event registration information, go to

ices and health care information. For more information, contact Community Outreach. • Young Marines of Pensacola: A youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. Adult staff members are not required to be Marines. For more information visit: You can also contact Retired Gunnery Sgt. Pete Belanger at • The Pensacola Boy’s Base Juvenile Facility: Located on Corry Station, the facility is in need of mentors for

juvenile offenders ages 14-18. Volunteers also are needed Fridays and Saturdays after 2 p.m. to provide positive interactions with juveniles through sports and socializing. For more information, contact Neil Stier at 4537490.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Food Pantry provides the five major food groups, they also insure recipients receive helpful social serv-

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

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

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

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

NAS Pensacola

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

NASP Corry Station

Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary.

• Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.

Whiting Field Chapel

Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.

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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. 74,800 miles. E x c e l l e n t condition. Must see. $7,375 obo. (850) 291-6891.

Waterfront condos. For sale or rent. 1/1 ownerfinanced. 5 minutes from downtown. 10 minutes from NAS. 982-9800 or 637-1555. Sale prices starting at $69,500, rentals starting at $550.

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2006 Nissan Titan SE. Crew cab 2WD. 60K. Power package, dvd, running boards, tow Nice 3/2 house. package. $15K. Close to base. 251-379-0475 $700/month. Call after 1 pm: 477Moto Guzzi 1973 8286. 850 el dorado Services police special. B e a u t i f u l condition. Low Haul Off Free! miles. $11,500. Lawn Mowers, 375-0201. Appliances, Scrap Metal 850-9442394 850-6027337

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Fresh crop pecans in shell, done in 5 lb bags. Large size, $3 per pound. Medium size, $2 per pound. 4763592.

Two year old cherry wood sleigh bedroom set. Dresser, two night stands, queen size. M a t t r e s s included. $400 obo. Call Tina at 490-8412

S h a r k Navigator vacuum cleaner with pet tools. Like new. $75. 932-3467

Marcus Pointe Golf vouchers, $15. Call 4757908 AC Pendant, 10K Gold. $55 ea (4 avail) 5549127 Weight bench w/leg lift. 150 lb. Weights w/weight stand. $100 firm. 9447177 Flight jackets, 2 green nylon. 1 sm, 1 med. $15 each. 626-6683

Fall seasonal coffee mugs, $3 each. 10 mugs. All 10 for $25. Drum set, 455-7990 Pacific 5-piece, black satin Paint guns for finish, chrome, sale. Tipman 98 birch-type shells. custom, Spider Sabian cymbals MR1, Converter h a r d w a r e 1, plus extra included. hoppers. Two Contact Larry, masks, chest 453-4721. protector, three Kirby G4 CO2 tanks. $400 vacuum clean obo. Great deal! with numerous 479-9822 attachments. Motor $200. Pilates P e r f o r m a n c e Autos for sale 295. Two DVDs. $200. 453-9341. 2010 Chev Cobalt 4 door G e r m a n dirndle with auto. Excellent apron. Excellent condition. 51K condition. size 8, mi. $11,000 obo. $55, 455-7990 995-8853.

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2006 Cadillac DTS. 32,800 miles, garage kept. All maintenance done by dealer. obo. 2002 BMW $20,000 Call 944-9859. 330i, auto, black w/tan. 2011 Corvette Garage-kept, Z06. 12k miles. great wheels, Just like new. good tires; Black on black, loaded!! All beautiful inside bells and and out. whistles work! $65,000. Call $9,000 OBO. Bill: 293-6627. 418-4130 Ford Mustang 1995 under book mileage. $38,000. 9323467

1985 Porsche 928 S3 2V DOHC 5 speed, V8. Metallic blue with black leather interior. Paint & int. complete 2011. N e w windshield, battery and engine. Show car. $12K firm. 450-0460

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1998 Toyota Tacoma ext. cab SR5 4cyl AT 165K bed cover 2wd. 478-6616 Chevy S10, 2002. Very good condition. Tool box. $3,600 obo. 512-8346



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2006 Angler boat, 26.5 ft. Center console, 225 hp mercury. Alum continental trailer worth 23k. Sell for 18k obo. Looks and operates new. 554-9295

House for rent near I-10/Pine Forest Road. 3 b e d / 1 bath/fenced/garag e $700/month Call 706-5664577

1994 Susuki Intruder 1400. 22,250 miles, custom paint, apes, good runner. $4,000 OBO. 288-0644

Misc. Motor BOAT FOR SALE Robalo 2160 cuddy cabin for sale. New bimini top in 2011. 200 HP M e r c u r y Mariner and trailer. Boat is a '94, runs fine, put on trailer after storm scare. $9,999. Call Mike at 723-9565. 19’ Four Winns boat. 1995 V8. Troll motor. Bimi top. GPS. $4,499 obo. 7480788

2007 Denali 5th wheel, 34 ft with hitch, new tires. Mint new auto satellite. 3 rooms, 2 slides, 22k obo. 5549295 Real Estate Homes for rent

3/2 just minutes from back gate NAS. Helon Caro school district. Call Vicki at 281-7624

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Milton executive home. Golfer’s delight. 3/2 ½ plus bonus room and office. 3,500 sqft. Located on cul-de-sac in Tanglewood East. 2/1 Cottage Apt. $ 1 , 6 0 0 / m o n t h W a t e r f r o n t plus deposit. Call w/dock. Fenced Karen 626-1814. front yard. 5 minutes from Nice 2/1 Milton NAS front gate. a p a r t m e n t . $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h . Minutes from Utilities included. Whiting. Central First/last month’s heat/ac/privacy rent, deposit. No fence, nice p e t s / i n d o o r neighborhood. smoking. 457- $525 plus deposit. 3753 Call Karen 626Off Scenic Hwy, 1814. near Apple Market and downtown. 2/1 house, partial furnished, new kitchen, new g r a n i t e countertop, new appliances, w a s h e r / d r y e r, fireplace. $780/month. Call/text (239) 672-0335.

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Beautiful house for rent. 4/3, 2,700 sf safe/clean subdv lake view close to NHP-NEXN A S P . Negotiable 5305594

One bedroom apartment attached to home with pool. Central to all bases, airports, malls, etc. $550 rent plus one half utilities plus $600 security deposit. Nons m o k i n g . Suitable for one person. Cell: (703) 618-9875

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East Hill, North 19th Ave. house, 2/1. $97,000 as is. One car garage. Call/text (239) 672-0335

Off Scenic Hwy, n e a r downtown/Appl e Market, large lot. 2/2 newly remodeled. Two blocks from very Roommates good schools and park. Roommate $135,000. wanted to share Call/text (239) nice 3/2 house, 672-0335. in a quiet neighborhood 4/2 ½, 1,600 sf, 2/1 available $ 4 0 0 / m o n t h , block home, now. House in Perdido close to wood/tile floors. Central heat and good shape, nice shopping, beach air + window air neighborhood. 0 3 6 MLS 433851. in handicap 7 We a t h e r w o o d Country living, accessible b e d / b a t h . Dr. Pensacola. 3/2 home, 2,315 many Renovated 11-15- $650 rent with sf, $400 deposit. C U S T O M 12. 5823 Perkins features. A mustRd. $850-650. 291-2151 see. 529-1843 292-4691, 4771923 Pensacola Beach Condo. Gulf-side w/pool. 2 BR, 1½ Bath, $950/month u t i l i t i e s included, fully furnished, 6 month lease, 934-3790 or 748-8747.

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