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Automatic gate testing, West Gate, NAS Pensacola ... NASP Security will be conducting testing on an automatic gate system at the base’s West Gate, starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 18. NASP Security will close the gate periodically during the day to facilitate the tests. The truck lane will remain open.

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DoN, Gulf Power to develop large-scale solar facilities From Navy News Service

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Navy (DoN) and Southern Company subsidiary Gulf Power signed a real estate out grant Oct. 28, to develop two large-scale solar electric generating facilities in Florida that will have an estimated total capacity of 117 megawatts (MW) direct current (DC). On a sunny day, the combined capacity could power approximately 13,600 homes. The agreement specifies solar facility development of approximately 65 MW DC (50 MW alternating current (AC)) at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and approximately 52 MW DC (40 MW AC) at NAS Whiting Field (NASWF). The facilities will encompass approximately 290 acres of Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Saufley at NASP and 300 acres of NOLF Holley at NASWF. Navy Region Southeast Commander, Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, commended the achievement and regional progress. “Our installations and their missions are unique. It is imperative for us to have the regional energy security and resilience needed to provide continuous support to the greater

DoN mission. These new solar facilities are two of the eight renewable generation projects that the DoN is supporting in the Southeast, contributing to nearly 30 percent of the Secretary of the Navy’s goal to bring one gigawatt of renewable energy into production or procurement by the end of 2015.” The commanding officers from NASP and NASWF also stressed the importance of these solar facilities. “Under the auspices of the Secretary of the Navy’s Strategy for Renewable Energy, this project provides an opportunity to assist local and state partners in understanding the DoN’s overall strategy and commitment to renewable energy,” said Capt. Keith Hoskins, commanding officer of NAS Pensacola. “With 11 percent of all DoD flight hours flown out of NAS Whiting Field it is critical to maintain operations, regardless of the circumstances, and this agreement enables us to do so with greater reliability,” remarked Capt. Todd Bahlau, commanding officer of NAS Whiting Field. Gulf Power’s third-party solar energy

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The U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly by Pensacola Lighthouse as they prepare to pass the center point of the 2015 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. • For a two-page photo feature, see pages four and five of today’s Gosport. • For the Blues change of command, see page two. Photo by Bruce Graner

Homecoming air show dazzles crowds By Ens. Anthony Junco NASP PAO

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, finished out the 2015 season with its annual homecoming air show Nov. 6-7 at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). An estimated 80,000 enthusiastic fans turned out for the two-day event despite intermittent overcast weather. “Thanks to the concerted effort by

the personnel of NAS Pensacola, the event was a complete success as we showed appreciation to the community for its continued support of the base and the Blue Angels,” said NAS Public Affairs Officer Patrick Nichols. The show recognized the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Prior to the Blue Angels flight demonstration, NASP

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DoD VolEd offering Virtual Education Fair Nov. 19 By Ed Barker NETPDTC Public Affairs

As part of an effort to expand the reach of military Voluntary Education (VolEd) and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program will present its first online Virtual Education Fair Nov. 19.

The online fair is designed to enable members’

Nov. 15: America Recycles Day Joelle O'Daniel-Lopez Environmental Protection Specialist, NAVFAC Southeast PWD

Did you know that every Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day? Initiated in 1997, this day is set aside to raise recyc l i n g awareness throughout the United States and to identify the benefits of making resources available to future

generations. Recycling has many benefits to us all, including environmental and economic benefits. Environmental benefits include preserving landfill space, reducing resource demand, increasing cleaner air by reducing greenhouse gases, reducing pollution by saving water and protecting wildlife habitats, to

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participation from anywhere in the world, help-

ing them get a head-start on the information needed to reach their education goals. The Military Evaluations Program Manager for the Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Taheesha Quarells, said this inaugural online education fair will serve as a pilot for future events and offers several advantages over local

education fairs. “We wanted the virtual education fair to act as a force multiplier, working in conjunction with the services’ education centers to offer service members a greater variety of school options,” said Quarells. “Each of the 43 schools participating in this fair have both online and faceto-face programs, and are currently members of the Servicemembers Oppor-

tunity College (SOC) Degree Network System (DNS). SOC DNS schools have simplified credit transfers and reduced residency requirements making it easier for students to complete degree requirements.” Registration is required to participate, but takes only a few minutes and is anonymous, asking only

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Gene Cernan stars at museum’s gala event Story, photo By Jamie Link NASP PAO Intern

More than 265 guests attended a black-tie gala to salute to retired U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene Cernan Nov. 4 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The event, hosted by Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, featured an exclusive screening of “The Last Man on the Moon,” a documentary by Mark Stewart Productions. Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and chief executive officer of the foundation, was master of ceremonies. Other guests

Astronaut Gene Cernan speaks at the screening of his biopic, “The Last Man on the Moon,” Nov. 4.

included documentary producer Gareth Dodds and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. A silent auction offered items in-

cluding a unique NASA-themed Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by 12 astronauts, a Speedmaster Moonwatch Apolo XVII and a flight aboard a restored Navy Stearman 708. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and museum programs. Cernan, an electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot and NASA astronaut, became the 11th and last man to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon in December, 1972. Cernan launched into space three times: in June of

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Blue Angels welcome new CO From Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, held the squadron’s change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Nov. 8. Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi relieved Capt. Tom Frosch as Blue Angels commanding officer/ flight leader and spoke of his optimism for the future and pride in taking command of the prestigious squadron. “It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron,” said Bernacchi. “I am humbled to join such a talented group of dedicated professionals as we head into the team’s 70th air show season.” Bernacchi joined the Blue Angels in September. Prior to his selection as the Blue Angels’

commanding officer, he served as a federal executive fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Bernacchi’s previous commands include Strike Fighter Squadron 125 (VFA-125), the “Rough Raiders,” NAS Lemoore, Calif.; VFA-113, the “Stingers,” NAS Lemoore; U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), NAS Fallon, Nev.; (VFA-87), the “Golden Warriors,” NAS Oceana, Va.; VFA81, the “Sunliners,” NAS Oceana; Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Newport, R.I.; and VFA-192, the “World Famous Golden Dragons,” NAS Lemoore. Frosch joined the Blue Angels in September 2012. He led the team through three different, three-month long training workups, where pilots completed 360 practice flights between 20122015. He has also completed more than 130 air show performances in more than 70 loca-

Capt. Tom Frosch and Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi salute one another Nov. 8 during a change of command ceremony as the commanding officer and flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. Bernacchi relieved Frosch at the National Naval Aviation Museum, following the conclusion of the 2015 air show season. Photo by MC2 Daniel M. Young

tions throughout the U.S. Frosch is scheduled to transfer from the Blue Angels to Naval Education Training Command (NETC), NAS Pensacola. “It has been such an honor

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developer, Coronal Development Services, will build, own, operate and maintain the facilities. Gulf Power will then acquire all of the energy and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the projects to serve all of its customers, including the DoN. According to Stan Connally, Gulf Power president and CEO, these solar projects help Gulf Power to further diversify its energy portfolio and support the mission to provide safe, affordable and reliable energy to Gulf Power’s Northwest Florida customers. “This is an important collaboration between Gulf Power and the Navy,” said Connally. “Through careful planning, we’ve been able to work alongside our military partners to help provide cost-effective renewable energy for all of our customers.” These Florida facilities are two of five renewable energy generation projects totaling up to 200 MW DC that the DoN and Southern Company’s utility subsidiaries are collaborating on in the Southeast region. The parties will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at NAS Pensacola in December and anticipate the NASP and NASWF solar facilities to be operational by December 2016.

Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins addressed the audience, recognizing the many Vietnam veterans in attendance. Hoskins invited the Vietnam veterans in attendance to stand. One by one veterans took to their feet and were greeted by a wave of applause across the viewing stands. The Nov. 6 show opened with the Blue Angels parked in formation on the flight line Fair from page 1

for a unique username, location, e-mail, major interest, education level and how participants heard about the fair. Advance and dayof registration for the virtual education fair is available through: https://dodeducationfair.com/sign up.html. Representatives from participating schools will be available via live chat from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate different time zones. Members can learn about: • Schools having a signed agreement with the Department of Defense to provide a quality education to service members and

amidst a number of featured civilian and military acts. Civilian performers included Screamin’ Sasquach Jet Waco; the GEICO Skytypers; a Goodyear Extra 300SC flown by Michael Goulinan; the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider; wing walker Theresa Stokes with Gene Soucy; team Redline R8s; the shockwave Jet Truck; plus Precison Exotics presented a race between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini. The homecoming show in Pensacola also

military spouses. • Financial aid options to help defray the cost of your education. • Degree and certificate program offerings. • Cost of tuition and fees. • Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. During and after the fair, several prerecorded video information sessions will be available, including: Top high-growth career fields and degrees; resources for choosing a school; and bridging education and credentialing. Information from schools participating in the fair will be accessible online after the event as well. One unique aspect of the virtual education fair is participation of

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name just a few. Recycling also equals energy savings. The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50,000,000 homes for 20 years. Recycling improves our economy by creating demand for new industries and generates jobs. Our country’s lack of environmental awareness is costing all of us money and energy that we shouldn’t be losing. For example, if the 760,000 tons of aluminum cans thrown into landfills in 2001 had been recycled, then enough energy would have been saved to light Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, and Seattle for an entire year. Here at NAS Pensacola what can you recycle? All types of metals and paper are accepted. Additionally, plastics, cardboard, appliances, lead acid car batteries, even tires and rims are accepted. Where can you recycle? The Recycle Center, Bldg. 2691. Hours: M-F 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact info: Recycling Manager Eric Thomas Sr.,

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols 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.

and a privilege to be able to serve as the Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader for one of my final military tours,” said Frosch. “The people in this squadron are some

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

of the most dedicated and hardworking Sailors with whom I have had the pleasure of serving. I will miss not only them, but also all the individuals that the team has had the opportunity to inspire in my time as a Blue Angel.” The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. In 2016, the Blue Angels will celebrate the team’s 70th anniversary. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 484 million fans. For more information on the Blue Angels, visit www.blue angels. navy.mil, www .facebook. com/blueangels, or www.twitter.com/blueangels. For more news from Navy Blue Angels, visit www. navy. mil/local/blueangels.

marks the final event of several members of the Blue Angels. Lt. Cmdr Mark Tedrow, Blue Angel No. 5, who is among the personnel leaving the Blue Angels at the end of the season, said he will will miss flying with the team. “There are going to be a lot of emotions for me after this last show,” he said. Tedrow said he is looking forward to watching future shows as a spectator from the crowd.

education counselors representing each branch of the armed forces, offering real-time counseling during the fair. “All of the services have unique rules, requirements and policies regarding Tuition Assistance, education plans and credit transfer options,” said Dr. Deborah Harris-Sims, manager of special projects for Navy VoLed. “During the online fair, service counselors will be able to explain and clarify any misconceptions that service members may have about education benefits and get answers that are accurate for their particular service branch.” Quarells added that rarely will

service members and their families find so many resources in one place and the virtual education fair is perfect for those who might not have an educational support office nearby. “During the virtual education fair, not only will they be able to speak with someone from DANTES or a counselor from their service, but they will also be able to chat live and get real-time answers from Federal Student Financial Aid and post-9/11 GI Bill representatives,” she said. For additional information about the DoD Voluntary Education Virtual Education Fair, visit: http://www.dodeducationfair.com.

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1966, as the pilot of Gemini 9A; as the Lunar Module pilot of Apollo 10 in May of 1969, and as commander of Apollo 17 in 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. Thiessen interviewed Cernan prior to the screening, and there were several light moments during the program. The documentary featured rare archive material, compelling visual effects and a behindthe-scenes look at the iconic historical character. After the screening Thiessen and Cernan made some closing remarks.

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For Marine widow, emotions biggest marathon struggle By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity


any marathon runners endure 26.2 miles of agony for a reason – to remember a family member, to raise money for a good cause or just to see how far they can push themselves. For one Marine Corps widow and first-time marathoner, it just happened to be all three. Destiny Flynn 37, of Jacksonville, N.C., ran the 40th Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C., to honor the memory of her husband, Marine Corps Special Operations Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn. In March, Liam died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash during a training exercise near Eglin Air Force Base. Six other Marines and four Louisiana National Guard members perished with him. In the seven months since, Destiny has struggled through lots of firsts without Liam, including the first birthday of their daughter, Leilani, and her first Memorial Day as a widow. The marathon was another huge challenge, but this one she volunteered for, however daunting. “I like being fit, but 26.2

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miles is beyond insanity to me,” she said. Thankfully, she did not have to do it alone. Destiny and a few other women ran to honor all fallen Marines. She personally raised money for the MARSOC Foundation, which has supported her and her daughter since that fateful March day. The group made the decision to do the race late – toward the end of the summer – which meant their training was shorter than most. At 39 days before the big day, the team was doing three days of threeto-five-mile runs, with a 10miler tossed in there once a week. Destiny is an avid exerciser, but running isn’t her specialty, so it was a challenge. Her thoughts on training by Sept. 15: “I want to die.” But she kept on going. She remembers when the group decided to run 10 miles on the beach.

Destiny Flynn (second from right) poses with five of the other women who lost husbands or fiances during the helicopter crash in March. They’ve become a close group since the tragedy.

“Wow! My body was shot the following week,” she said. Her love for running did not exactly increased over time. “Running is boring,” she said in early October. “We are hurting at 13-15 (miles), to be perfectly honest.” But it was not the physical pain she was worried about. “I’m actually anxious about the emotional part,” she said. “I feel like the pain I will endure is nothing compared to what my husband and his fellow brothers dealt with.” It definitely was not been an easy road. On Oct. 8, Destiny learned that the father of one of her fellow runners – who had lost her fiancée in the same crash as Liam – had died. “None of us seem to be catching a break in life,” she said.

But the goal was clear. “We want to finish and accomplish this goal. We feel that our husbands will be cheering us on, and that’s worth more than anything,” she said. They had plenty of support on the ground on race day, too. All the wives of the men who died with Liam were there, as well as their children, friends and other family members. Another source of inspiration: One of the widows of Liam’s crew had a baby weeks before the race – a boy who’s now the youngest of seven born to the men who were lost. “I find seven to be such an amazing number when I think about it: Seven amazing souls taken, leaving seven strong and very humbled women to (look after) seven gifted children that will be able to all call their

dads heroes,” Destiny said. The financial support has also been overwhelming, she said. As of Oct. 22, she had raised $7,450 – thousands more than her initial goal of $1,500. “We just want to be able to pay forward the money we raise for the next (MARSOC) family … to get the same support that we received,” she said. “I cannot imagine another family going through what we went through, but to be honest, it’s not if it will happen again, but when it happens.” Her final thoughts before the big day? “I think the training was extremely difficult … but the emotional aspect is the hardest. I think heart is going to take us a lot further,” Destiny said. “I heard there is a part of the run called the widow’s mile – that there is a group out there on the sidelines (cheering). I think that will be the hardest part, but it’s going to be something to push toward. We all just want to finish, even if we’re crawling.” All of her work was worth it. She completed the race with a time of 6:35:39. And she certainly had a lot of support – the thousands who ran with her, those who cheered from the sidelines, and those who watched from above.

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NAS Whiting Field selects Sailors of the Quarter By Ens. Jeremy Griffin NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs



Jeremy Austin,

ABH2 Jacob Samons and ABHAN Christo-

pher Duchesne were selected for the Sailor of the Quarter (SoQ), Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ), and Bluejacket of the Quarter (BJoQ), respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2015. The best representatives from Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) security, crash and air traffic control divisions were each presented for the board, and the selection made amongst the highly qualified individuals. Austin was awarded SoQ by demonstrating superior leadership ability and working flawlessly in billets normally held above his paygrade. He works in the air traffic control division. In his duties as NASWF South Tower and Radar Branch NATOPS instructor, he mentored 32 personnel, resulting in the execution of 27,583 mishap-free flight operations; 1,432 ground controlled approaches and 1,500 training hours that yielded 10 professional qualifications and seven supervisor designations. Austin also provided critical input during the installation of the base’s Chief of Naval Operations Tower Simulator. His evaluation and oversight of the million dollar system identified and corrected 24 errors, saving the base thousands of dollars prior

to delivery acceptance. He devoted 230 hours developing, implementing, and reviewing 10 air traffic control tower scenarios used to reinforce basic air traffic control fundamentals to trainees. He provided 20 hours of tower simulator operator training that directly benefitted 15 military and civilian personnel. Ultimately, his efforts enhanced the technical knowledge for on-the-job training of instructors and decreased position qualification time by 15 percent. His leadership also proved crucial to the success of the command’s drug and alcohol program, with Austin processing and tracking the aftercare treatment of 13 sailors and attaining a 100 percent success rate. Additionally, he provided 23 hours of drug and alcohol indoctrination training, 100 hours of general military training, and certified 44 military and civilian personnel as airfield vehicle operators. “By empowering his subordinates, he elevates the performance of junior Sailors and peers by encouraging critical thinking, process improve-

AC1 Jeremy Austin

ABH2 Jacob Samons

ABHAN Christopher Duchesne

ments, and innovation,” NASWF Air Operations Officer Cmdr. Eric Seib said. “His strong moral and ethical values reflect his genuine concern for the Sailors of NAS Whiting Field.” “It felt good to be nominated for Sailor of the Quarter, and I’m excited to have won,” Austin said. “I think the best people can do is try to be well rounded, because when you have the chance to perform at a difficult job, then a lot of hard work becomes an opportunity.” Samons was awarded the JSoQ and is a member of NASWF’s fire and emergency services department. Samons was responsible for the daily on-site supervision and managing of the firefighters at Fire Station Pace. He ensured that the inspection and maintenance of ARFF apparatus, life-saving, rescue, and specialized tools and equipment was conducted, and responded with that equipment in emergency situations. He was also a first responder on emergency scenes, and established on-scene command until relieved by higher authority. As the fire captain at Fire Station Pace, he trained seven firefighters on required fire certifications and was instrumental in the certification of three fire instructor I, three

ARFF driver operators, and three emergency medical responders. Samons ensured the safe upkeep of $32,000 worth of vital lifesaving equipment in the direct support of 223,080 Training Air Wing Five and Six flight operations. “Samons is a well-rounded technical Sailor who sets the example in his command and the community,” said ABCM Jimmie Gardner, the fire and emergency services department leading chief petty officer. “His relentless go-getting spirit and unrivaled expertise was vital to the response of 18 actual aircraft emergencies at Fire Station Pace.” “I was surprised, but excited to be awarded Junior Sailor of the Quarter,” Samons said. “I definitely could not have gotten here without the people I work with. Ultimately, I’m thankful my chain of command gave me a chance, and I’m glad for the opportunity to be where I am.” Duchesne received the Bluejacket of the Quarter. He is also assigned to the fire and emergency servicesdepartment. As a maintenance crewmember, Duchesne was responsible for the logistics, inventory, and procurement of supplies for 10 military fire stations. He assisted 100 fire-

fighters by performing the upkeep and maintenance of 15 twinned agent unit firefighting vehicles, two T-1500 heavy-duty firefighting vehicles, and nine support vehicles, as well as hundreds of firefighting/ rescue, lifesaving, and specialized tools and equipment. Fulfilling roles as the lead maintenance crewmember and assistant supply petty officer, Dechesne inventoried and maintained more than $4,142,000 of vital lifesaving equipment supporting Training Air Wings Five and Six flight operations. Duchesne also completed a two-day ASIST course to do his part to further suicide prevention. “It was a good feeling to find out I won Bluejacket of the Quarter,” Duchesne said. “I think working hard, staying focused, and doing your job well without complaining are the most important things someone can do.” “Duchesne has firmly established himself as a dependable and trustworthy Sailor at (NASWF’s) Fire and Emergency Services Department by consistently going above and beyond what is required for him,” Gardner said. “He sets the example by his devotion to the local community and command by unselfishly dedicating time to numerous organizations.”



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Tickets on sale for Nov. 14 Marine Ball The MATSG-21 Officer Birthday Ball, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 14, at the National Naval Aviation Museum to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets at NASP, contact MATSG-21. To purchase tickets at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, contact Sonja Presley in Training Air Wing Five Operations Department or call 850623-7147.

Show support with Alzheimer’s walk The Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s is scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 14, at Seville Square in Pensacola. The event is a three-mile walk to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and a family-friendly party including food, drinks, music by Crosstown Band, children’s activities, vendors and team awards. Any participant raising at least $10 will receive a T-shirt. Funds raised through the Covenant Walk for Alzheimer’s stay in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. These funds enable Covenant Alzheimer’s Services to educate area caregivers and the public, provide memory screenings, offer support and education groups, respite care, counseling and access to free tracking devices for wandering patients through Project Lifesaver. Participants and teams can register for free at www.covenantwalkforalzheimers.kintera.org. For more information, call 438-9714.

Coin collectors to gather Nov. 19

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society (coin club) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A presentation is planned and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Business workshop to focus on Eglin The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) Government Contracting Services at the University of West Florida (UWF), is offering a workshop entitled “How To Do Business With Eglin Air Force Base” from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at 9999 University Parkway in Pensacola. The seminar will be repeated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The workshop will discuss how to do business with Eglin Air Force Base, how to register as a vendor and how to locate bid opportunities. There is no cost for the workshop. Participants can pre-register, by calling 474-2528 or online at www.sbdc.uwf.edu. Click on “Training Opportunities” and pick which time you would like to attend. For more information, go to www.fptac.org.

Winn-Dixie stores to post tributes

Leading up to Veterans Day, Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, is holding a Wall of Honor community donation campaign in all stores including Pensacola locations. Customer donations collected through Nov. 15 will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Independence Program (IP). Customers can visit their neighborhood WinnDixie stores to purchase a $1 dedication card and write a special message to a military hero. The dedications will build a Wall of Honor at each store as a tribute to those who served, continue to serve and sacrifice for the nation. Customers can also like, follow and share WinnDixie and WWP Facebook posts and Twitter feeds with #AllforHonor; or honor a veteran by posting a dedication on www.facebook.com/allforhonor.

Time for School Choice applications

The School Choice for Escambia County schools online application window for all students for the 2016-17 school year will be open through Dec. 18. The online application applies to incoming middle and high school students (Brown Barge Middle and Workman IB Program, West Florida High School and middle/high schools career academies). The application window for incoming elementary school students (NB Cook and Brentwood Elementary schools) will be open from Feb. 1 through March 11. Transitioning military parents can use the military preference option and must supply a copy of orders when applying. Deadlines are waived for those families that are moving to Pensacola. If you have any questions, contact Carissa Bergosh, school liaison officer at 712-4105 or by e-mail at Carissa.bergosh@navy.mil.

Group offers introduction to gliders

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory glider flights on Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays at Elsanor Airport, 21810 Koier Road, about 12 miles west of the state

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Wreath event scheduled for Dec. 12 The Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon is partnering with other charity organizations in an effort to “Blanket Barrancas” with wreaths for the annual Wreaths Across America (WAA). The club is offering a way for sponsors to order and pay online for wreaths specifically for Barrancas. A donor may specify a grave site for a child from the Kiwanis student leadership program to place the wreath. The sponsor can also pick up the wreath on the day of the ceremony. Other wreaths will be placed on unadorned grave sites. To order a wreath, go to http://barrancas wreaths.com/order-wreaths.html. Deadline for ordering is Nov 30. The wreath laying ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 12. For more information, call 207-1217 or email barrancaswreaths@gmail.com. St. John Catholic School also is a collection point to submit a sponsorship with Wreaths Across America. A sponsorship through St. John School (No. FL0242P) will provide a wreath to be placed on the grave of a veteran at Barrancas National Cemetery (ID: FLBNCP). Individual wreaths may be sponsored or larger packages are provided for a family, organization or business contribution. Sponsorships must be received by Nov. 24 at the school (325 South Navy Blvd.). For more information, call the school at 456-5218 or go to www.Wreaths AcrossAmerica.org. line on Highway 90 in Elsanor, Ala. Fly in one of the association’s two place gliders, which are towed to 3,000 feet, then released. Introductory flight costs $95. Then, if you then decide you would like to learn to fly gliders yourself, you can join the association. Contact Emmett Moran at (404) 822 6502 or email emmettmoran@yahoo.com. For more information, go to http://coastalsoaring.org.

Lecture to focus on high-altitude flight Jay B. Dean is scheduled to present a lecture, “Your Body in Flight During World War II: How American Physiologists Learned to Protect the Health of Airman in the World’s First High-Altitude, High-Speed Air War,” Dec. 3 at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), 40 South Alcaniz St. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will start at 6 p.m. Dean serves as director of the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory and is a professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. Dean has pioneered methods for studying the effects of hyperbaric gases on the nervous system, addressing important medical problems in diving and submarine medicine. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, go to www.ihmc.us or call 202-4462.

Marine to tell story of surviving fall Cliff Judkins, a retired U.S. Marine and Delta captain, will tell his story of surviving a three-mile fall during the next Discovery Saturday event at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. On June 21, 1963, Judkins’ F-8 Crusader jet fighter caught fire over the Pacific Ocean during refueling. His ejection seat failed and he was forced to bail out manually (something that no one had ever done successfully from an F-8). Judkins leaped from the aircraft, but his parachute did not open. He hit the water and was pulled out alive about 2 1/2 hours later. He survived the fall with two severely broken ankles, a fractured pelvis and vertebra, a partially collapsed lung and various lesser injuries. He returned to flying after a six-month hospital stay. Discovery Saturday events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org or call 452-3604.

Japanese event features flower artist The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will present “Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement” tomorrow, Nov. 14, at the Pensacola Cultural Center. Featured guest Chieko Mihori will present both a morning and afternoon demonstration of the Sogetsu style of ikebana, traditional flower arrangement. Doors open at 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Children are invited to participate in Japanese crafts all morning. The ikebana demonstration will start at 10:30 a.m. At 1:30

p.m., Mihori will present a hands-on workshop. Tickets to demonstration are $5, or free for JapanAmerica Society of Northwest Florida members. Tickets to the afternoon workshop are $50, or $45 for Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida members. Workshop participation is limited to 30 seats, so early registration is encouraged. Bento-style lunches will be available for $20, or $10 for children. Lunches must be ordered in advance. There is no charge to participate in the children’s craft activities. Registration is available online at www.eventbrite.com/e/ikebana-the-art-of-japaneseflower-arrangement-tickets-18709372236 or by calling (850) 361-8750.

Military loved ones gather monthly People who love and support someone in the military are invited to attend the Military Loved Ones luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. The gathering offers an opportunity for military spouses and other loved ones to network. Activeduty or retired are welcome. There is no charge to attend, but participants pay for their own lunch orders. For more information, contact Susan Lewis at 723-8593 or at susanlewisbooks@yahoo.com.

Flight Academy has new lobby display The National Flight Academy (NFA) unveiled its new interactive and informative lobby visitor experience Nov. 5. The new lobby features touchscreen displays that showcase the NFA’s programs and students, highlight donor opportunities and provide a better understanding and insight into the purpose of the NFA. Interactive screens, murals and message boards allow future participants, visitors and donors to learn about the NFA’s mission of delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through immersive naval aviation-themed scenarios. “This new interactive lobby display will allow visitors to take a peek behind the curtain and see some of what our Ambition eXperimental Pilots (AXPs) experience while at the NFA,” said John O’Hara, director of education at the National Flight Academy. “To fully understand this immersive learning experience, we encourage children and adults to participate in one of our many programs.” For more information, go to www.nationalflight academy.co.

Christmas performance announced The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Susan and Allen Pote, will present its annual production of “Christmas on the Coast” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. A family tradition for 25 years, “Christmas on the Coast” presents local performers, ages 9-18. Chorus members perform a holiday extravaganza featuring the best of seasonal music, choreography, costumes and imaginative staging. A special appearance by Dr. Fred Mixon is also scheduled. Tickets are $26, $36 and $42, and they can be purchased at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Planetarium plans seasonal shows

Lean back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of seasonal shows at Pensacola State College’s planetarium, Bldg. 21, on the Pensacola campus. Upcoming shows are: • “Dark Side of the Moon” at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. • “Season of Light” at 5 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 4 p.m. Dec. 12. • “Let it Snow” at 7 p.m. Dec. 4; and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets for “Let it Snow” and “Season of Light” are $4, preschoolers; $5, grades K-12; and $6, adults. All tickets to “Dark Side of the Moon” are $6. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are available at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For ticket information, call 484-1847 or go to http://planetarium.pensacolastate.edu.

Retirees wanted at activities office The Navy Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, is looking military retirees to man its office. Duties include casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist fellow retirees and survivors as well as an administrative background including knowledge of computer programs such as MS Outlook, MS Word, etc. For more information, call the Retired Activities Office at 452-5622 or e-mail NASP.RAO@navy.mil.

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November 13, 2015

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Getting choked up: American Cancer Society’s 40th annual Dangers of second-hand smoke

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From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Surgeon General of the United States, working with a team of leading health experts, studied how breathing secondhand tobacco smoke affects you. What is secondhand smoke? When a person smokes near you, you breathe secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke from the burning end of the cigarette and the smoke breathed out by smokers. Whether you are young or old, healthy or sick, secondhand smoke is dangerous. What we now know: • There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Breathing even a little secondhand smoke can be dangerous. • Breathing secondhand smoke is a known cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Children are also more likely to have lung problems, ear infections and severe asthma from being around smoke. • Secondhand smoke causes heart disease and lung cancer. • Separate “no smoking” sections do not protect you from secondhand smoke. Neither does filtering the air or opening a window. • Many states and communities have passed laws making workplaces, public places, restaurants and bars smoke-free. But millions of children and adults still breathe secondhand smoke in their homes, cars, workplaces and in public places. For more information on secondhand smoke, talk to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. More facts and advice are available from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/ tobacco.

November 19, 2015 From www.cancer.org

very year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society (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 Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit. In many towns and communities, local volunteers use this event to publicize the need to quit, and press for laws that control tobacco use and discourage teens from starting, and support people who want to quit. It’s hard to quit tobacco. Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support, such as: • Telephone smoking-cessation hotlines. • Stop-smoking groups. • Online quit groups. • Counseling. • Nicotine replacement products. • Prescription medicine to lessen cravings.







have led to community programs and smoke-free laws that are now saving lives in many states. Annual Great American Smokeout events began in the 1970s, when smoking and secondhand smoke were commonplace. The idea for the Great American Smokeout grew from a 1970 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 got nearly 1 million smokers to quit for the day. That California event marked the first Great American Smokeout, and

the ACS took the program nationwide in 1977. Since then, there have been dramatic changes in the way society views tobacco advertising and tobacco use. Many public places and work areas are now smoke-free – this protects non-smokers and supports smokers who want to quit. Still, today about one in five U.S. adults smoke cigarettes (that’s more than 43.6 million people). Nearly 15 million people smoke tobacco in cigars or pipes. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. About 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men and 70 percent in women are thought to result from smoking. Smoking also causes cancers of the larynx (voice box), mouth, sinuses, pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), and bladder. Cigars and pipes cause cancers, too. Quit smoking – Nov. 19.

Quitting smoking? Naval Hospital Pensacola can help From Naval Hospital Pensacola

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Mental Health Clinic provides individual and group tobacco cessation classes for those desiring to quit tobacco for good. Help is also available for beneficiaries enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team. Tobacco use is a significant contributor to cancer, one of the leading causes of death among the U.S. population. The

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• Guide books. • Encouragement and support from friends and family members. Using two or more of these measures to quit smoking 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 the American Cancer Society at 1 (800) 227-2345 to get more information on quitting tobacco and to find telephone counseling or other support in your area. How the Great American Smokeout began: The Smokeout event has helped dramatically change Americans’ attitudes about smoking. These changes











health risks far outweigh the addiction. NHP utilizes the Area Health Educator Center’s Program, “Quit Smoking Now!,” as the behavior modification program of choice. It is a four-week program that is taught by a certified tobacco cessation facilitator, incorporating education on behavior, fitness, pharmacology and nutrition. Here’s how you get connected: PROGRAM: “Quit Smoking Now!”

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WHO: Naval Hospital Pensacola, Mental Health Clinic. LOCATION OF CLASSES: Naval Hospital Pensacola, sixth floor, Room 6034. DURATION: Four weeks (classes held one time per week). TIME: 2-3 p.m. FREQUENCY: New class starts at the beginning of every month. STYLE: Individual or group. REGISTRATION: NHP Mental Health Clinic at 505-6749 or speak with your Medical Home Port Team.

Jokes & Groaners Smoking isn’t funny, but(t) ... Nicotine patches are great. Stick one over each eye and you can’t find your cigarettes. – author unknown Why do drug stores 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, (1577-1660) “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




November 13, 2015

NavScolEOD chief receives Bob Feller Award By MC3 Ethan Schumacher Defense Media Activity


ASHINGTON (NNS) – A chief petty officer stationed at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 4. HMC Genell D. Cody was presented the award by FMC Clarence Mitchell and Peter F. Fertig, president of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. The annual award was established by the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation in 2013 and is presented to three people who represent the important areas of Feller’s life: his major league baseball career, his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (NBHOF) and his service as a Navy chief petty officer. Cody, Jonathan C. Lucroy of the Milwau-

kee Brewers, Hall of Famer George Brett, Staff Sgt. Rene Segura, Hopper Information Services Center’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter, and USS Carl Vinson’s CSADD chapter received their awards during a ceremony that featured a gathering of baseball luminaries and Navy leadership. The honorable John Dalton 70th Secretary of the Navy and Adm. Frank Caldwell, director for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, participated in honoring the

Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the 2014 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation established this award in 2013 to honor Navy veteran, major-league baseball pitcher and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Bob Feller. Sailors who receive this award must demonstrate outstanding leadership, persistent volunteer service, and unyielding support of the U.S. through participation in patriotic events. Photo by MC2 Armando Gonzales

award recipients. “I am honored to be receiving this award,” said Cody. “I feel like I am receiving this award because I realized the gifts and blessing that I received and passing it on to the people that may not be in the same position I am in.” Cody said it was an honor and a privilege to be nominated by her fellow chief petty officers and represent the chief’s mess.

In recognition of Feller’s significant accomplishment in attaining the rank of chief petty officer, nominees must be a chief petty officer (active or Reserve), be outstanding military professionals, and embody the Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Feller not only excelled on the baseball diamond, he is the only chief petty officer in

the NBHOF. He received six campaign ribbons and eight battle stars while serving on missions in both the Pacific and the North Atlantic. Feller was the first American athlete to enlist in the military following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. He missed four seasons with the Indians while serving in the Navy. He served aboard

USS Alabama, which won nine battle stars, eight while Feller was aboard. Supporters of the award honoring the legacy of Bob Feller include the USS Alabama Battleship Commission, Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Co-sponsors of the event include the Navy Memorial and the Navy League of the United States.



November 13, 2015


UWF lectures begin with historic preservation topic From University of West Florida

The Experience University of West Florida (UWF) Downtown Lecture Series is back for another year, and the first date of the 2015-16 series is scheduled for Nov. 16, when University of Florida professor Roy Hunt presents his lecture, “A Tale of Two Cities: Historic Preservation in Pensacola and St. Augustine.� The free event will start with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce on 201 East Zarragossa St. With nearly 50 years of teaching experience at the University of Florida’s College of Law, Hunt is a distinguished service professor of law emeritus at UF. For four decades he has worked in historic preservation law

throughout the state of Florida. In “A Tale of Two Cities,� Hunt will share how the journeys of Pensacola and St. Augustine shaped UWF and UF’s acquisition of key historical properties with a story of representation, advice, dialogue, problem-solving and politics. In addition to his time at UF, Hunt spent four years as special adviser for International Affairs, Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources for the


Florida Secretary of State. More recently, Hunt served on the National Historic Landmarks Committee in Washington State. Hunt has edited, co-authored and published a collection of notable works. He also received a resolution of gratitude for significant contributions to education and historic preservation from Florida’s governor and cabinet, as well as the Sen. Bob Williams Award from the State of Florida. Hunt received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University on a Navy scholarship being assigned to active duty on the USS Wisconsin. Upon completing his service, Hunt attended the University of Mississippi School of Law and then earned his master’s of law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962.


Hunt is one of five speakers that will be featured in the four-part Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. The series promotes the value of liberal arts in contemporary life by showcasing outstanding teacher scholars who serve the community as UWF faculty, as well as scholars of national prominence who illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture. UWF is an institution of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, UWF serves a student population of more than 12,000. For more information, go to http://uwf.edu/cassh/community-outreach/experience-uwf-downtown-lecture-series/.

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Pensacola Civic Band to perform at Saenger Story, photo from Pensacola Civic Band

Join the Pensacola Civic Band and jazz trombonist Harry Watters for an evening of Dixieland, jazz and the sounds of New Orleans tomorrow, Nov. 14, at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. A virtuoso jazz trombonist, Watters has performed with jazz and Dixieland greats such as Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Doc Severinson and Lou Rawls. He also spent four years touring with the Dukes of Dixieland. Tickets are $10 (plus service fees) and are available at the Pensacola State College (PSC) Lyceum Ticket Office, the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or from any member of the Civic Band. Watters releases include “Love Songs� and three critically acclaimed “Brothers� discs with trumpeter Ken Watters. While working at night on Bourbon Street, Watters attended the University of New Orleans by day, serving as the graduate assistant to Ellis Marsalis. Watters has appeared at the American Band College, the Association of Concert Bands National Convention, the International Trombone Festival, the European Trombone Festival and the Eastern Trombone Workshop. In addition, he regularly conducts master classes at universities, conservatories and high schools throughout the U.S. Watters is married to violist and

Jazz trombonist Harry Watters is scheduled to perform with the Pensacola Civic Band.

keyboardist Holly Watters of the U.S. Army Strings. They reside in Alexandria, Va. The Pensacola Civic Band is an organization of adult instrumental musicians who want to continue performing in a band after high school and/or college. Don Snowden, department head and director of bands at PSC, is the conductor of the Civic Band. The band meets every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kennedy rehearsal hall, room

884, at PSC, and performs six to eight concerts per year in locations throughout the city. In 2002, the Civic Band won the most prestigious award for community bands in America, the Sudler Silver Scroll from the John Phillip Sousa Foundation. The band’s next performance is “Christmas at the College� at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at Pensacola State College. For more information, go to www.pensacolacivicband.org.

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“Goosebumps� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Goosebumps� (2D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Love the Coopers,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Crimson Peak,� R, 8 p.m.


“Pan� (3D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Goosebumps� (3D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Love the Coopers,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Crimson Peak,� R, 8 p.m.; “Goosebumps� (2D), PG, noon; “Hotel Transylvania 2� (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Martian,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Sicario,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Hotel Transylvania 2� (2D) PG, noon; “Goosebumps� (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “The Martian,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Love the Coopers,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Everest� (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Bridge of Spies,� PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Crimson Peak,� R, 6:30 p.m.


“Hotel Transylvania 2� (2D) PG, 5 p.m.; “The Martian,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Intern,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Love the Coopers,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Goosebumps� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Everest� (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Pan� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Crimson Peak,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Hotel Transylvania 2� (3D) PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Pan� (3D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Goosebumps� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Martian,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.


“Goosebumps� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Bridge of Spies,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Love the Coopers,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Sicario,� R, 7:30 p.m.

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Turkey Day Pre-Burn: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23, Corry Wellness Center. Door prizes include a turkey breast, ham and pie. Space is limited. Reserve your seat today. For more information, call 452-6802. • Limited time offer: A&W All American Food at the Portside Entertainment Center is offering a new Bacon Coney Cheese Dog. Cost is $2.75 for sandwich only and $5.50 for combo. You can also try a peppermint or peppermint Oreo shake. Cost is $3. For more information, call 453-8196. • Aqua Zumba classes: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Music and exercise classes are free. Other classes will be added at the outdoor pools. For • The Great Christmore information, mas Golf Classic: call 452-4392. Dec. 5, A.C. Read Golf • Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up Course. The $75 for the Paintball charge per player Challenge at Blue (two-man teams) inAngel Naval Recre- cludes everything from ation Area. Open your cart, green fees, until 5 p.m. Monday to a Christmas feast and Friday for chal- after play. Tee times lenge events. $20 range from 7 a.m. to 9 for active-duty and a.m. Space is limited $30 for civilians. In- to the first 90 paid cludes full equip- teams. For more informent rental, 500 mation, 452-2454. rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489. • Youth Sports: Sports include soccer, flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Dates and fees vary. For more information, call 4523810 or 452-2417. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (4522417). For ages 5 to 17. Cost is $20 per month for adults and $15 per month for children. For more information, call 324-3146 or 457-1421 or e-mail baldg6@att.net. • Rent a bike: Rental bikes are available at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area Outpost Marina. Half day (four hours), $10; full day (eight hours), $15. Deposit and military ID required. For more information, call 453-4530. • Trailers for rent: Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Reserve a two bedroom trailer that sleeps six. No smoking and no pets. Fall TV special: NFL Sunday Ticket available. Watch every NFL game played on Sunday. For more information, call 390-6133. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

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 http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.


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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.



Fleet and Family Support Center • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • First Time Parents Class: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 16. Parenting tips that every new or beginner parent needs to know. This class will provide tips and techniques to help you care for your newborn. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Sponsor Training: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Sponsors will be trained to provide reli-

able information to incoming personnel and their families. To register, call 452-5609. • Survive the Holidays With Money in Your Pocket: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Transition Goals, Plans, Success – or Transition GPS: Counseling and guidance for active and Reserve Sailors separating from the Navy. Entrepreneurship Track optional class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5-6, Bldg. 741, NAS Pensacola. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia

County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.



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