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Veterans Day: Parade, ceremony and Brantley Gilbert concert photos ... See page 4A for a complete photo feature wrapup of the Veterans Day weekend events.

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NASP has strong plan to cut energy usage CO sets goals to meet 30 percent savings by 2015 By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

As the first frosty temperatures of the winter season roll in, officials are turning up the heat on an initiative to reduce energy consumption at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). In accordance with the Shore Energy Management Instruction (OpNavInst 4100.5E), all Navy installations are mandated to reduce energy intensity by 30 percent by 2015 compared to the 2003 baseline of energy usage. In a new report that addresses the issue, NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins outlines an aggressive stance that includes measures to conserve energy, implement renewable energy systems, consolidate components where needed and improve the efficiency of existing systems. “I intend to do everything in my power to help meet or exceed these goals,” Hoskins said.

The goals listed in the report include: • Implementation and close adherence to mandatory thermostat settings – 78 degrees in the summer and 66 degrees in the winter as instructed by Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CnRSeInst 4101.1B Ch-1). • Instilling a culture of energy conservation throughout the NAS Pensacola workforce through education and awareness. • Ensuring that all new equipment being installed aboard NASP is Energy Star Compliant. • Utilizing space more efficiently by consolidating multiple tenants into one building to reduce the amount of space that needs to be conditioned and powered. The good news for NASP is that substantial progress has been made toward meeting the 30 percent energy reduction goal. Energy usage at NASP is currently

Blues conclude 2013 season with Naval Air Station Pensacola flyover ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels F/A18 Hornets perform a Delta Flat Pass over NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field Nov. 9. The flyover marked the end of the team’s 2013 season and the beginning of the 2014 air show season. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald

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Southeast region cuts energy costs with ‘Switch4Good’ ‘Digital Outreach’ implemented onboard NASP By MC1(SW) Greg Johnson Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An increasing number of residents throughout the Southeast region are reducing energy bills through the “Switch4Good” energy savings program, which is now in place at 11 of the region’s installations. Balfour Beatty Investments, the Navy’s housing manage-

ment partner, designed the program to inform housing residents on ways to reduce energy consumption and lower their energy bills. The company decided to expand Switch4Good to installations throughout the region after a pilot progam at Travis Air Force Base in 2011 reduced energy consumption by 18 percent. “The program rolled out alongside the Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) and attributed to the success

and effectiveneness of meeting energy savings expectations,” said Richard Dye, Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) housing program director. “Participation in the Switch4Good program has been outstanding and impact on energy savings has been right in line with, or exceeded, expectations.” The program’s first phase began in October and consisted of a three-month period where residents received mock bills and energy saving tips. “The mock reports and sav-

ing tips served as a tool for residents to know how much energy they were using compared to like homes,” Dye said. “It was a good opportunity for res-

idents to monitor and change any behavior that could help to reduce their consumption before actual billing started.” Under RECP, utility accounts are either charged or

credited if they are more than 10 percent over or under the established baseline energy consumption. The mock billing period provided residents three months to monitor and change any behavior to help reduce consumption before actual billing started. According to Tabitha Crawford, senior vice president of sustainability and innovation, Balfour Beatty Investments, the program has been a success.

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350th CACOM changes command By SFC Abigail Black 350th CACOM UPAR

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer signs 2013 Navy Family Appreciation Month Proclamation ... On Nov. 12, NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins put pen to paper to officially proclaim November as Navy Family Appreciation Month onboard the base. (Above) NASP Fleet and Family Support Center staffers with CO Hoskins at signing: Maria Moultrie, new parent support; Kathy Vail, clinical counselor; Amy Mayne, new parent support; Monya Love, new parent support; Camilla Bolch, clinical counselor; and Tammy Smith, exceptional family member program. Photo by Harry White

The Army’s 350th Civil Affairs Command (CACOM) has a new hand on its rudder after Brig. Gen. (Promotable) Mark McQueen passed the unit’s colors to Col. (P) William Mason III in a change of command ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station Nov. 3. “By any measure, Brig. Gen. McQueen has been an enormously successful CACOM commander,” said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Jacobs, commanding general, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, during his remarks at the ceremony. Representatives from each of the command’s subordinate units, as well as leaders from the Pensacola naval community and city government, attended the ceremony and reception. McQueen took the opportunity to assure his successor he was stepping into a positive situation. “I believe you’re embarking on the best years of your Army career,” he said to

Mason, then enumerated a selection of achievements that highlighted the successes of each of the CACOM’s subordinate units. Mason’s brief remarks centered on what he considered vital with his career’s trajectory – his family. “I’m truly fortunate to have her by my side,” he said of his wife, Denise, as he addressed the assembled Soldiers and expressed his desire to stress support for Soldier families. “We may recruit Soldiers, but we retain families.”

Col. William Mason, left, accepts the 350th CACOM’s colors at a change of command ceremony held Nov. 3

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NASP’s Oaks Restaurant goes international By Jennifer Eitzmann MWR Intern

The Oaks Restaurant aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola is tweaking its weekly blue plate specials. The Oaks will now feature international cuisine on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Thursday special is now an authentic Italian dish. Each week, the Thursday special will rotate between the classic spaghetti and meatballs, homemade lasagna and jumbo ravioli with a pink vodka sauce. Every other Wednesday an authentic Japanese dish will be the special. Patrons will be able to look forward to dishes such as tonkatsu (deep fried pork), tatsuta-a-ge (ginger chicken and fried rice) and yakisoba with gyoza (stir fried noodles with fried dumplings). “We tried Italian and Asian food before,” said Colette Obray, manager of The Oaks, “But now we have a native Italian cook and a native Japanese cook, so this time we took off the American spin and left the dishes authentic. They seem to be catching on better this time.” Emilio Russo is the Italian cook at The Oaks. He came to America from Sicily Energy from page 1

down 24 percent from the baseline set in 2003, said Lt.j.g. Bart Laycock, energy team leader for Public Works Department Pensacola. “We have reduced our energy intensity from last year by 5 to 6 percent,” Laycock said. “This is a pretty significant drop in energy intensity.” Hoskins plans to encourage all commands to play their part to continue that trend. “Conserving energy begins with people using less,” Hoskins said. “I will work vigorously with commands and urge them to go the extra mile so we can meet or exceed the goals set forth by CNIC (Commander, Navy Installations Command). Simple acts can greatly increase the energy efficiency of our facilities and can make a huge difference in meeting the CNIC goal.” As part of the effort to combat energy waste, NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. Dave Jasso recently sent direction via correspondence to remind NASP personnel that no personal appliances, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, fans, etc., are authorized in individual office spaces. Personal heaters are of particular concern, Jasso said. Most large buildings and new buildings have their heating and air conditioning systems connected to a network

Emilio Russo tops a plate of his homemade spaghetti and meatballs with his sevenhour marinara sauce. Photo by Billy Enfinger

in 1977. Russo opened Tre Fratelli (Three Brothers), a classic Italian restaurant in early 2000. The restaurant was located in downtown Pensacola and was a popular dinner destination for locals until it closed in 2011. Russo pulled from his days at Tre Fratelli when establishing the new menu items for The Oaks. He prepares each item just as he did at his own restaurant.

called direct digital control (DDC), Laycock said. The systems are monitored and controlled by Siemens, a government contractor. They are able to change temperatures in buildings, set schedules, change airflow and have real time visibility of almost every component of the system. “By running a personal heater, while you may be warming the space around your desk, a networked thermostat near your space is telling the system that increased cooling is required,” Jasso said. “By introducing localized heat or cooling, you’re causing the system to fight itself and ultimately wasting energy.” As for interior temperatures, Laycock said Hoskins has the final say on when cooling season ends and heating season will begin and vice versa. The CO determines the right time with guidance from the Public Works Department, which monitors the outside average temperatures and plugs them into an equation that will determine if it is necessary to turn on the heat. For the heating season, the temperatures in spaces will be no higher than 66 degrees and in hangars and warehouses no higher than 55 degrees, Laycock said. In October, Navy commands worldwide participated in Energy Action Month. The goal of 2013 Navy Energy Action Month was to bring about

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cultural and behavioral change that enables energy security and resiliency. The Navy’s energy initiatives are highlighted in October, but continue throughout the year. A video has been released to describe a new information campaign to inspire energy behavior change and awareness among the Navy workforce. The campaign’s theme, “Did You Know?” highlights the importance of energy to the Navy’s mission. The video can be viewed at http:// 1D8 JFu-gpzg. For more information about Shore Energy Management Instruction, go to http://greenfleet. OpNavInst-4100.5E.pdf.

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“The program clearly demonstrates that using smart meter data to provide personalized habit cues for residents results in reduced energy consumption, without retrofits,” Crawford said. “With housing comprising 20-25 percent of a military installation’s energy consumption, this program is an important tool in supporting the sustainability goals of our Army, Navy and Air Force partners.” Switch4Good consists of three levels of resident engagement: Info and Peers, Digital Outreach and In-Home Coaching. The application of these methods varies from base to base. “Info and Peers is in place at 11 of the region’s installations,” Dye said. “Residents receive monthly savings reports and access to a web portal with feedback on household energy usage. It’s a great tool because they have immediate access to energy consumption data that updates every hour.” Digital Outreach provides participating residents the same resources as Info and Peers, but with personalized, detailed tracking and analysis of their energy consumption via Twitter and text messages. “It’s very precise monitoring of energy usage, not just throughout the base, but for each individual household,” Dye said. “If there is a consistent spike in energy usage during certain times of the day, you might receive a text or tweet, then residents can take a look and determine what happened during that time that may have caused the spike. It’s a valuable tool for people to become more efficient energy consumers.” So far, Digital Outreach has been implemented onboard three installations: Joint Base Charleston, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and NAS Pensacola. More than 1,800 homes are eligible to enroll in the voluntary program. “Many people don’t realize how much energy they can save through very simple practices,” Dye said. “For example, they might not realize how much they could save from limiting television use or simply unplugging the television when they’re done.”

NAS Pensacola makes ʻStorm Readyʼ certification ... NAS Pensacola recently hosted Jeff Garmon from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile, Ala., to certify the base complex as “Storm Ready.” Garmon’s office in Mobile is responsible for forecasting weather in the tri-state area of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Qualifications for Storm Ready include being able to receive weather timely warnings, and, more importantly, disseminate them to the public. “Included in this accomplishment is the opportunity to host Storm Spotter Training, which we convened last week and will continue to do so on a regular basis,” said NASP Emergency Manager Burt Fenters. “After reviewing our equipment, training and techniques for warnings, NAS Pensacola was deemed Storm Ready. I am very proud of this important certification we received. The signs you’ll see posted about the complex are visual evidence of NAS Pensacola’s commitment to preparedness.” (Right) Jeff Garmon, NWS warning coordination meteorologist, congratulates NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins on the base’s new certification. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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.

Russo spoke with pride when describing his marinara sauce. “The marinara is made from scratch.” Russo said while talking about his spaghetti and meatballs. “I simmer it for seven hours.” Yumi White is the Japanese cook at The Oaks. White came to the United States from Tokyo in 1997. She spent several years cooking at Yamato Orien-

tal Cuisine in Pensacola, but describes herself as more of a home-style cook. White prepares all of her meals from scratch as well. On dumpling day, she will cut out and fold 300 dumplings by hand. In addition to its new specials, The Oaks offers a beef entre on Mondays and a chicken entre on Tuesdays. Fridays are reserved for its popular $5 menu, also known as “Five Dollar Fridays.” The Oaks offers more than daytime dining however, it also provides catering. The Oaks offers a relaxed atmosphere suited for rehearsal dinners, reunions, after hour socials or command events. The catering menu includes a breakfast buffet option as well. The buffet can be reserved for parties of 30 or more, and is great for early meetings or even a postwedding brunch. For off-site events such as office pot lucks, The Oaks can also provide carry-out options. The Oaks is attached to the A.C. Read Golf Course clubhouse and is open daily from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information on services provided by The Oaks, call Colette Obray at 452-9036.

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CVN 78: A true leap ahead for the Navy, naval aviation By Rear Adm. Tom Moore Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers

As program executive officer for aircraft carriers, I am responsible for the design, new construction, maintenance, refueling and inactivation of our Nation’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The past year has been an exciting and rewarding year for aircraft carriers. In December 2012, we said goodbye to probably our most legendary aircraft carrier and held a formal inactivation ceremony for USS Enterprise (CVN 65). She is now at Huntington IngallsNewport News for the final steps before we tow her to Puget Sound where we will complete the inactivation. While we are sad to say good-bye to for USS Enterprise (CVN 65), her name will continue; the secretary of the Navy has announced the third ship of the new Ford class, CVN 80, will be named Enterprise. We also completed the mid-life refueling complex overhaul of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The aircraft carrier returned to its homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, in August after conducting sea trials and is scheduled to serve the fleet for another 23 years. We commenced the refueling complex overhaul of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in March. The biggest event this year is the introduction to the Navy and the nation of the newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The Nov. 9 christening and launch marked the beginning of a new class of aircraft carriers that

A crowd gathered Oct. 11 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., to watch as the drydock was flooded underneath the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), a first-in-class ship that has been under construction since August 2005. The ship, which replaces the USS Enterprise, was christened Nov. 9 and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2015. Photo by MC1 Joshua J. Wahl

will be in service for the next 94 years. With exception of the hull, virtually everything has been redesigned to make the Ford class more capable and more powerful than the Nimitz class. This new class of carrier will build on the legendary performance of the Nimitz class carriers and will provide 25 percent more combat capability, increased service life margins throughout the ship to handle the aircraft and weapon systems of the future including unmanned aircraft and futuristic directed energy weapons, as well as driving down the total ownership cost of the ship by $4 billion over its 50-year service. USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a

class of carriers to be built by Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. The first thing you’ll notice is that the ship’s island is smaller and moved farther aft than on the Nimitz class and that there are no rotating antennas on atop the island. This is because CVN 78 is the first ship to get the new dual-band radar that operates with phased array radars similar to AEGIS. The smaller island and its location farther aft also provides for more flight deck space that combined with new weapons elevators and a NASCAR pit stop refueling concept will allow us to rearm and refuel aircraft faster to turn them around for the next mission. The

net result is a 25 percent increase in sortie generation rate as compared to a Nimitz-class carrier. We have also revolutionized the launching of aircraft with the electromagnetic aircraft launching system (EMALS). You have probably experienced the technology yourself if you have ridden a roller coaster lately. The EMALS and advanced arresting gear expand the launch and recovery envelope of the traditional steam catapults and arresting wires. This allows pilots to launch and land with heavier aircraft, enabling the launch of lighter unmanned aircraft in the future. A secondary benefit of the EMALS and advanced arresting gear is the ability to apply launch and recovery forces more evenly, producing less stress on the airframe and potentially saving on aircraft maintenance. These are just a couple of the new technologies on CVN 78 that will lead the Navy and naval aviation with a true leap forward over the next century. We expect to commission the ship in the second quarter of 2016. At the same time that we are getting ready to christen CVN 78, we have begun advance construction on the John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). We are working directly with the shipyard to incorporate the lessons learned from the construction of CVN 78 along with new game changing build strategies that will significantly reduce the cost of CVN 79 and future ships of the class. I look forward to continuing the conversation about CVN 78 and the Ford-class in the coming months.

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Honoring all who served ...

Veterans Day 2013 Pensacola PARADE and ceremony

Photos by Janet Thomas

Junior ROTC flag bearers lead participants in the Nov. 11 Pensacola Veterans Day Parade. About 2,000 spectators attended the annual event.

Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins speaks with World War II Army veteran Robert Gibson, 89, as they stand near the Wall South Vietnam monument in Veterans Memorial Park. Hoskins rode in the parade as the grand marshal and was guest speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony.

(Above) Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward greet participants at the end of the route. (Left) NASP Command Master Chief CMDCM (SW/AW) Jeffery Grosso shakes hands with Kazoo, the mascot for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

The parade route is lined with cheering spectators as members of the Navy Cracker Jack Marching Unit from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) pass by.

NAS Pensacola MWR tour for the troops concert Photos by Billy Enfinger

NAS Pensacola MWR officials estimated the Nov. 8 Brantley Gilbert “Tour for the Troops” concert crowd at around 20,000 people.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins, left, gets a signed poster from Gilbert.

With album sales of more than a million, and four No. 1 singles, Gilbert rocked the house for NASP fans.

Excited fans wave a sign before the show. Gilbert’s popularity runs high with service members and their families.

Special guest Angie Johnson takes the stage. Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence analyst and was an Air Force Band vocalist.

Academy of Country Music’s “2013 New Male Vocalist” winner at the mic.


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Flame-resistant coveralls coming to the fleet soon From U.S. Fleet Forces Command

NORFOLK (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Forces and Pacific Fleet released a joint message Oct. 24 detailing the use and wear of the new Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls, which will begin being distributed to Sailors in the fleet before the end of the year. Scheduled to start arriving in December, the new coveralls will initially be provided to the crews of ships scheduled to deploy in early 2014. “We made the decision to supply flame-resistant coveralls to all Sailors assigned to ships as an added safety precaution,” said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces. “The information provided in the manner wear message will ensure everyone understands what is expected in the wearing of this new organizational clothing.” According to the message the FRV will be distributed to several fleet units before the end of the year. Early shipments will focus on next deployers and forward deployed naval forces. The type commanders will hold a series of showand-tell roadshows in November and December in fleet concentration areas to ensure Sailors have an opportunity to see and feel the FRV. The

goal is to provide an understanding on the basics of where, when and how to wear the new coverall. Based on production schedules, initial fleet outfitting should complete by October 2014. Flame resistant organizational clothing had previously been limited to Sailors working in engineering departments, on flight decks and in other high-risk areas, but the Organizational Clothing Working Group recommended every Sailor afloat be outfitted with the additional protection. A static display of the new flame-resistant variant (FRV) coveralls is on exhibition in U.S. Fleet Forces ComOnce outfitted, Sailors mand headquarters building at Naval Support Activity Norfolk. The FRV coveralls are scheduled for distribuare directed to wear the tion to the fleet towards the new year. Photo by MC1 Rafael Martie FRV while underway. The NWU type I and marines will continue to FRV will not be worn in and metal collar devices. Harry B. Harris other polyester and poly wear the poly/cotton util- place of organizational To build unit esprit de (PACFLT) emphasized blend uniforms are no ity coverall due to its low clothing mandated for corps, each unit CO has the Navy’s commitment longer authorized for lint characteristics. Once specific operational envi- the discretion to author- on safety. wear while underway ex- a long-term, all-purpose ronments such as flight ize the wear of the em“We operate in an endecks or while perform- bossed leather name tag vironment that contains ing work on electrical (same as worn on the V- inherent risks. Given systems requiring arc neck sweater) or develop what has been learned a fabric embroidered through the organizaflash protection. The new coveralls are unit specific name tag tional clothing working expected to maintain per- similar to those worn on group analysis and formance properties, green Nomex flight jack- NWU type I burn test, we are striving to make durability and appear- ets. Command ball caps shipboard environments ance for typical deployments of six to nine are authorized for wear safer. We have made inimonths, with an optimal with the FRV. Materials tial progress toward that wear life of 18-24 making the coveralls goal and believe that months. Like other orga- flame-resistant are in- providing the FRV covnizational clothing, the corporated into the fab- erall to all afloat Sailors FRV coveralls will be re- ric fibers. Wear life is will help reduce the risk placed by each ship over dependent on many fac- of injury aboard ship. cept for special events coverall solution that is time based on normal tors, including wear and When worn properly, the such as manning the rails, flame resistant and low wear and tear. cleaning frequency, FRV offers significant change of command or lint version is available, it The name/rank con- cleaning method and en- protection from flame receptions held at anchor. is expected that it will be figuration of the FRV vironmental exposure. and flash fire. We are Exceptions: (1) Per- made available to the coverall will consist of a The joint message committed to always imsonnel assigned to sub- submarine force. (2) The Velcro-backed name tag from Gortney and Adm. proving safety.”



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Two brothers stationed at NASWF share more than 150 years of family history in the area By Ens. Lindsey Stevenson NASWF PAO


ith more than 150 years of family history in the Pensacola area, two brothers found themselves stationed at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) at the same time and doing much the same work. Though they call Maryland home, the two brothers – Lt. Ryan M. Roy and Ens. Kevin P. Roy – returned to their family roots and are continuing a family legacy of service to country. Family history and a whole bunch of “sea stories” influenced the two men who both graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and were chosen for the aviation pipeline. They attribute their passion for the military to their parents. “My mom is a retired naval reserve officer in the nurse corps,” Ens. Roy recalled. “I would go with her to her reserve unit as a young kid. My dad would

tell me stories about when he was in the Navy. And once my brother went to the academy, I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps.” Having earned their commissions upon graduation – Lt. Roy in 2007, and Ens. Roy in 2012 – it was unexpected for them to find themselves stationed with Training Air Wing Five at the same time.

Lt. Roy is an instructor with Helicopter Training Squadron Eight, the same squadron from which he earned his Navy wings in 2009. Ens. Roy recently completed his primary training with Training Squadron Two (VT-2) and was selected for Maritime Advanced Training in Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 24. While it was unexpected, the brothers found it to be both a pleasant sur-

Halloween at NAS Whiting Field ... The NASWF Child Development Center (CDC) hosted a morning of Halloween fun as students dressed in costume to celebrate the event. CDC staff, volunteers and many parents spent a few hours of their time helping out with the festivities as the children were guided through a maze of activities – from ball toss, to arts and crafts, bowling, musical chairs and even a trolley ride and a bounce house. McGruff the Crime Dog made an appearance as well, greeting children and making sure they all knew how to stay safe when trick-or-treating later that night. (Above, right) Students bowl to earn prizes for their Halloween goodie bags as volunteers look on. Photo courtesy Ens. Emily Hegarty

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Lt. Ryan Roy (left) and Ens. Kevin Roy pose with their father, Walter, during a family visit to the NAS Whiting Field coffee shop in September. The two brothers often spend time there catching up in between flights. Photo courtesy of Walter Roy

prise and helpful to each other’s success. Lt. Roy explained that he intends to use their flight school experiences to shape his teaching methods. “We both wanted instructors that put you in the mindset to do well and make you comfortable to perform at your best level,” he said. Being stationed at NAS Whiting Field enabled the two pilots to live near each other for the first time since 2003. They were happy to bond in experiencing the demands of training together; while the younger Roy was in primary flight training, Lt. Roy was completing training at the Helicopter Instructor Training Unit (HIT-U). Pensacola was not unchartered territory to the brothers due to the family’s extended service in the area. It has been their home for much of their lives, and they still have relatives in Northwest Florida. The boy’s parents

also have strong ties to the region. Walter Roy, their father, was born and raised near Naval Air Station Whiting Field. He went on to serve the Navy as a yeoman at NAS Ellyson Field, which was the original home of Helicopter Training Squadron Eight. “My dad owned a realestate business and was involved with helping to house many military families from Warrington and Pensacola through Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties, too,” Walter Roy explained about the family’s legacy in the community. “My mom’s family had relatives in the Brewton (Ala.) area.” The boys’ mother, Lt. Cmdr. Jeannie C. Roy, also served in the Navy, and spent time as nurse at Naval Hospital Pensacola. The inspiration received from their parents has encouraged the boys’ military pursuits, and Ens. Roy has an additional role model in

his brother. He emphasized that through his brother he has learned a lot of personal lessons about being an officer and an aviator. “The biggest thing I’ve learned from him is that you can be nice to everyone and still be respected,” said Ens. Roy. Lt. Roy likewise hopes he sets the right example. “I like to think he looks up to me and I try to be a good influence,” Lt. Roy said when asked if his decision to join aviation influenced his younger brother. Both brothers say they will miss being able to get together and go fishing at the beach or hang out at the coffee shop between flights when Ens. Roy leaves for Corpus Cristi. “I’m glad we got to hang out together with our wives, just spending time together,” Lt. Roy said, expressing his gratitude for the months spent together here.

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NASP commander to speak today

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to speak at luncheon meeting of the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club at 11:30 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox. The topic will be “The Outlook for the Future of NAS Pensacola.” The meeting is open to the public. Guest fee is $35. To make reservation or for more information, go to

Shredding event to fight identity theft

The Better Business Bureau in Northwest Florida, is teaming up with Gilmore Services, CatCountry 98.7 FM and WEAR TV-3 to offer individuals an opportunity to shred sensitive data for free from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at Cordova Mall in Pensacola. In addition to shredding, resources on how to protect your identity will be provided. An individual may bring up to 50 pounds of sensitive information to be shredded. Documents to be shredded should be removed from binders, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. Do not tie bags or tape boxes. For additional information on identity theft, go to

Wreath ceremony to be Dec. 14

Pensacola residents are being encouraged to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The ceremony is open to the general public. You can order a memorial wreath for $15. The deadline for sponsoring a wreath is Nov. 27. The wreaths will be delivered to the cemetery and placed on headstones by volunteers the morning of the ceremony. The goal is to place a wreath at each grave site. There are more than 47,000 grave sites to be honored at Barrancas National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America began 22 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine, started a tradition of donating wreaths to be placed at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition now encompasses more than 800 participating locations. For more information on the Pensacola ceremony, contact Caroline Kelly by phone at 456-2726 or by e-mail at For more information about Wreaths Across America, go to

The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club (GKMMC), Chapter 108, has scheduled its annual “Hustle for the House” run for 10 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 16. Registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and the ride will start at 10 a.m. after a safety briefing in the Big Lots parking lot on Navy Boulevard. The ride will end at the Ronald McDonald House. Cost is $10 per bike and $5 per passenger Chapter 108 includes members from NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. For more information, contact Jerod Lee at (808) 389-9318 or Marcus Prince at 255-6298.

stallation voting assistance officer (VAO) for NAS Pensacola. According to Guice, the easiest way to register is to use an online wizard at to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA, SF76). Or you can complete the FPCA by hand. The forms must signed and mailed to your home election official. You may obtain an application from YNC Justen Davis, AC1 Mercilyn Francis or the VAO representative at Bldg. 1500, Room 229. If you need assistance, call Guice at (229) 452-3100 or 452-7243. Details on how to reach other unit or installation voting assistance officers can be found at http://www. If you are having problems with the voting process, FVAP’s call center is available at (800) 438-8683, DSN 425-1584, or at

Two pet adoption events being held

Blood donors get a chance to win car

Motorcycle club plans Nov. 16 ride

Pensacola Humane Society has announced two pet adoption events. • Dogs and cats will be available for adoption from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at PetSmart, 6251 North Davis Highway. • The Humane Society will join other animal rescue and adoption organizations for the Chick-Fil-A sponsored “Fall in Love” Animal Awareness/Adoption event from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Nov. 16, at the University of West Florida Camellia Greens. The Pensacola Humane Society is a not-for-profit, no kill shelter for homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs at 5 North Q St. For more information call, 432-4260 or go to

Basketball tournament scheduled

A Can Jam Slam Shoot Off Tournament is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Portside MWR basketball courts. Finals are scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. To enter, contestants need to donate five non-perishable holiday food items. The event is being sponsored by members of the First Class Petty Officer Association. For more information, call 452-2532.

Church combines sale and fish fry

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a community fish fry and rummage sale tomorrow, Nov. 16. The rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for purchase. An early-bird sale is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15. Admission is $5 per family. The fish fry is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fish dinners are $7 for adults and $3 for children. You can dine in or take out. For more information, call 492-1518.

Anyone who donates blood twice between Nov. 1 and March 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a 2014 KIA Soul. The annual KIA Drive for Life is sponsored by Pensacola’s KIA Autosport. Other drawing winners could receive $250 and $150 gas cards. Eligibility rules can be found at For more information about donating blood, bloodmobile locations or scheduling a blood drive call 473-3853 or go to

Coin collectors to meet Nov. 21

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation 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.

Appointments available for photos

Officials with the Pensacola Navy Exchange have announced that Portraits International is scheduling beach and scenic photo sessions from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24. The location for the photo sessions will be on the beach at the Navy Lodge aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The offer includes at 10-by-13 portrait for $19.95 plus a $5 sitting fee. To make an appointment, call 1 (888) 838-1495 or or send an e-mail to For more information, call 458-8258.

Dec. 7 run in memory of slain Sailor

A homeschool support workshop for military parents is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at th NAS Whiting Field Atrium Classroom, Bldg. 1417. A guest speaker from will discuss the free tutoring program for active duty military. An education counselor from Fleet and Family Support Center is also scheduled to speak. For more information, contact Chris Hendrix by phone at 665-6105 or 324-1154 or by e-mail at You can also contact NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh by phone at 293-0322 or by e-mail at

The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) has scheduled the third annual Crime Stoppers 5K in memory of Tyler Jefferson for Dec. 7. Jefferson, an 18-year-old Navy Sailor, was found fatally shot near the gates of Corry Station on Nov. 12, 2009. The investigation is still ongoing. The run is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. inside the NASP Corry Station gate off Chief’s Way and New Warrington Road. The course will take participants through the Warrington area past the site of the Tyler Jefferson crime scene/memorial. Registration is $20 plus tax online until Nov. 30. Late registration is $25 plus tax online until race day. Race-day registration is $30 plus tax. Register early to receive runners’ packet with T-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at any Pen Air Federal Credit Union office or go to For information, contact CTTC Joseph Romero at or call 452-6187.

Take steps now to prepare for voting

Native American art to be discussed

Homeschooling workshop Nov. 19

Election season is under way and now is the time to register to vote absentee and update your ballot mailing address, according to Lt. Selma Guice, in-

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The Pensacola Museum of Art Guild (PMAG) social and meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.

Guest speaker Millie Green will talk about Native American art. For more information, call Pat Dickson at 456-4964.

IMPACT 100 starts membership drive

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is conducting its annual membership drive for 2014 with a series of open house events. The group, established in 2003, has collectively used the $1,000 annual membership donations to give $5 million to local non-profit organizations. Membership is open to all women. The annual contribution is due by March 1. For more information, go to

Guitar quartet to perform at PSC

Pensacola State College Lyceum Series is presenting the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. The grammy award-winning group performs programs ranging from bluegrass to Bach. Tickets are $11 to $7 and free for PSC students with current college ID. Purchase tickets online at or at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance. For the complete Lyceum Series schedule, go to

NMCRS announces holiday hours

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Pensacola office and thrift store will follow modified schedules during Thanksgiving holidays. The office at 91 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola will close at noon Nov. 27 and re-open at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2. If you need emergency financial assistance while the office is closed, call the American Red Cross at 1 (800) 272-7337. The thrift store in Bldg. 3736 at NASP Corry Station will be close from Nov. 25 through Dec. 2 and will re-open at 9 a.m. Dec. 3.

Novel writing focus of literary event

Author Lloyd Albritton of Atmore, Ala., will present “The Panhandle Novel: Can Fiction Preserve History and Tradition” in a Viva 500 Literary Reflection at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Pensacola Cultural Center. His talk will open the third open mic event sponsored by West Florida Literary Federation. November marks National Novel Writing month. Albritton is the author of “Baby Blue,” a fictional story of murder and family tragedy set in the summer of 1951 in Escambia County, Fla. Albritton’s storytelling techniques and colorful characters are likened to those of Garrison Keillor and Will Rogers. The evening begins with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., and his presentation will be followed by open mic readings. The event and is free and open to the public. For more information go to

Children can march in Elf Parade

The Elf Parade, which is aimed at children ages 2 to 7, is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in downtown Pensacola. The parade is free and open to the public. The events begin with a Snow Princess and Snow Prince tea at 3 p.m. at the Portabello Restaurant at the Pensacola Cultural Center. Admission is $25 and includes a parent and child. At 6 p.m., you can see “The Polar Express,” a Christmas movie to be shown at the historic Saenger Theatre. Admission is $5. Winterfest tours also begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 417-7321 or go to

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Getting choked up: American Cancer Society’s 38th 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 tobacco.

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he American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Did you know tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States? Are you aware that each year smoking accounts for about 443,000 premature deaths and about 49,400 non-smokers die as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke? (American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2013). It turns out that a majority of adult smokers say they want to quit; though without help, few succeed. The average person makes seven to 10 attempts before quitting for good, but you can beat the odds. By using one or more of the following ideas, you increase your chances of quitting for good.







can relieve many of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when a person stops using tobacco. Prescription medicines like Bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) may also help you quit. Using medicine can increase your chance of successfully quitting. Ask your doctor about a strategy that might work for you. Research shows that if you pick a quit day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, you'll be more likely to succeed in quitting. Here are some other ways to prepare for your quit day: • Pick the date and mark it on your calendar. • Tell friends and family about your quit day. • Stock up on oral substitutes –

sugarless gum, carrot sticks, or hard candy. • Think back to your past attempts to quit. Try to figure out what worked and what didn’t work for you. There is no one right way to quit. Quitting tobacco is a lot like losing weight – it takes a strong commitment over a long period of time. Nicotine substitutes can help reduce withdrawal symptoms, but they are most effective when used as part of a plan that addresses both the physical and psychological components of quitting tobacco. Quitting isn’t easy, but you can do it. To get help quitting, call the American Cancer Society any time, day or night, at 1 (800) 2272345, or visit smokeout.

Hey, you – yes, you, reading this in Gosport – it’s time for you to quit smoking Loc al r es our c es av ailab l e a t N H P, J A C C Smoking cessation at NHP: Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) and most of its Branch Health Clinics offer a month-long smoking cessation class that covers the many different options available to assist individuals with trying to relinquish tobacco use. The class meets once a week for an hour and serves as a support group to assist with the challenges of quitting. TRICARE beneficiaries can also receive medication while attending the smoking cessation class that will assist with the withdrawal process. Civil service employees that are not TRICARE beneficiaries can attend the class, but will not be able to receive any medication. For more information on program specifics and a schedule of classes, call NHP’s Deployment Health and Wellness Center at 452-6326, ext. 4100.

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• Self-help materials are available to help you quit, no matter where you are in the process. These materials can help you learn how to prepare for your quit attempt, develop strategies to cope with cravings, and prevent relapse once you have quit. The self-help materials offer proven methods that are easy to follow and can help keep you motivated when things get tough. • Support programs can be found in a variety of forms – group tobacco-cessation programs, Internet resources, referral programs, or support groups. • Telephone counseling is a proven method that will help you stay focused on your reasons for quitting. • Nicotine replacement therapy

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Gosling Games Color Me ‘Butt out’

Smoking cessation at the JACC: The VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) will be holding a special session of its Quit Tobacco Program to offer veterans assistance in quitting tobacco. Attendees will have the opportunity to “trade in” their tobacco products and “trade up” to tools that will support them in their decision to be tobacco free. The event will be held in Room 1A113 on the first floor of the JACC from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21. The JACC will also hold its first Hypnosis for Quitting Tobacco group session from 2-4 p.m. in the Kilo section, Room 2E123, Nov. 21. Dr. Storne Shively, VA clinical psychologist, will be facilitating the session for veterans. For more information on these events, call 9122212.

Jokes & Groaners Smoking isn’t funny, but ... I had been a heavy smoker since I was a teenager, but to my surprise was able to quit “cold turkey.” However, my weight shot up and I felt very self-conscious. When a friend congratulated me on giving up cigarettes, I exclaimed, “But look at all these added pounds!” Her reply was one I’ll always treasure. “Oh, my; don’t worry about that,” she said. “Just think of all the extra years you will have in which to lose them.” Trying to quit smoking can drive you nuts – especially when you try to light your nicotine gum. A young woman confides to a friend that she wants to quit smoking, but nothing she does seems to work. “Have you tried the patch?” her friend asks. “No, that’s one thing I haven’t tried,” the woman says, “because I’m not sure it works.” “I’m sure it would,” said the friend, “if you put it over your mouth.” “It is now proven beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.” – Fletcher Knebel.






Naval Hospital Pensacola, Aug. 13-Sept. 1, 2013 Genevecia Joan Brady, was born to CTT1 Aaron and Melissa Brady, Aug. 13. Lola Dougherty Zulz, was born to AOC Jeremy and Sarah Zulz, Aug. 14. Levi Robert Horrocks, was born to 2nd Lt. Zachery and Laura Horrocks, Aug. 15. Lucas Brent Meinhardt, was born to ACAN Jason and Brandy Meinhardt, Aug. 16. Jordyn Brielle Twiss, was born to Cinnamon Page Twiss , Aug. 19. Collin Lee Morgan, was born to AC2 Justin and Tiffany Morgan, Aug. 23. Kaleah Michelle Blackmon, was born to Ashley Robinson, Aug. 23. Sylas Robert Moreno, was born to Staff Sgt. Frank and Christina Moreno, Aug. 25. Zurii Alianna Aranda, was born to IC1 Jamaal and Tiffany Aranda, Aug. 26. Emma Victoria Maximilien Garrido, was born to Staff Sgt. Victor Garrido and Erin McGrane Maximilien, Aug. 26. Aurora Kathryn Dill, was born to Cmdr. Rodrigo and Rebecca Dill, Aug. 27. Hazel Elizabeth Yeager, was born to AC2 Darrick and Rebekka Yeager, Aug. 28. Lillian Nina Loup, was born to 2nd Lt. Chad and Jade Loup, Aug. 27. Kamiah Lea Navalta, was born to ABF1 Melvin and Melyssa Navalta, Aug. 29. Benjamin Wayne Seales, was born to Joseph and Lt. Bridgette Seales, Aug. 29. Riley Jean Evans, was born to Tech. Sgt. Kirk and Laurie Evans, Sept. 1. Mason Orion Monteil, was born to Lt. Thomas and Danielle Monteil, Sept. 1.

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Sailor from Pensacola recognized for quick actions following traffic accident By MCCS(SW/AW) Donnie W. Ryan Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) – A Sailor assigned to the guided missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) was recognized Nov.7 during an awards ceremony aboard the ship for his role in helping victims of an automobile accident that occurred last month in neighboring Chula Vista, Calif. M A 1 ( S W / AW ) Michael Sanders, a Vandegrift crew member and native of Pensacola, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his role in helping to extricate three children and their mother from an overturned minivan following a collision with a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) special needs vehicle that occurred Oct. 14. Both Sanders and his wife, who also attended the ceremony, said they have vivid memories of that day and it’s not something that they will ever forget. Last Columbus Day, Sanders and his wife were jogging when they discovered the accident shortly

MA1(SW/AW) Michael Sanders

after 9 a.m. “There was a vehicle overturned on its side,” said MA1 Sanders. “It was a van and I was unsure of how many people were inside it, so I rushed across the street to assess the situation.” Upon inspecting the van, Sanders said he saw the three injured children and their mother inside and started working to get them out of the damaged vehicle. “I told the older brother that he had to help me get his sister out of the seat,” said Sanders. “So he handed her up to me so we could get her out of the vehicle.” Sanders said he also directed another bystander to remove his shirt and apply direct pressure to

stop the bleeding from a head wound on one of the children. “The mother was complaining that her side was hurting,” said Sanders. “So we waited until the paramedics got on scene to help get her out of the vehicle.” Sanders and his wife then helped to calm the children until emergency medical service personnel arrived on the scene. The mother and all three children, along with one passenger from the MTS vehicle, were transported to a local hospital following the accident. A 10-year Navy veteran, Sanders said he credits his Navy training with knowing what to do in an emergency situation like the one both he and his wife experienced that morning and that he had undergone initial first responder training during a tour in Souda Bay, Greece. “I was also a part of the special response team in Guam where we worked hand-in-hand with the fire department, corpsmen, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and Homeland Security,” he said. Vice Adm. Thomas H. Copeman III, com-

mander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, made the presentation during an awards ceremony held on the ship’s flight deck. “Petty Officer Sanders had the good fortune ... to be at the right place at the right time to help a family out,” said Copeman. “I think it’s emblematic of all of our Sailors in the Navy, and in the armed forces in general, to exemplify the value we call courage, which is one of our Navy core values.” Copeman said it was an honor to take part in ceremonies recognizing Sailors for their quick actions during emergency situations. In June, he attended a ceremony to recognize two Sailors from the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) for their lifesaving efforts following a devastating EF-5 tornado that struck the city of Moore, Okla. Vandegrift is homeported at Naval Base San Diego. The ship and crew are participating the basic phase of the fleet’s training cycle in preparation for future operations For more news from Naval Surface Forces, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnsp/.



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Blue Angel 4D theater opens at Hangar Bay One From National Naval Aivation Museum

Personnel from the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, take in the 4D movie at a screening Nov. 8. Photo by MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald

The National Naval Aviation Museum’s new attraction, the “Blue Angels 4D Experience,” opened with a screening for local media – and the Blue Angels themselves – Nov. 8. The Blue Angel 4D Theater uses advanced 3D technology but takes it to the next level of experience, employing interactive seats and unique special effects. By creating a set of “4D” effects synchronized to the film production, the new theater adds another layer of immersive experience for audiences. Located inside the museum’s Hangar Bay One, visitors can experience exciting, action-packed aerial maneuvers with the Blue Angels. With 3D images and surprising special effects, viewers are made to feel like part of a Blue Angels air show. The Blue Angel 4D Theater seats 12 guests per six-minute show, and the shows are played continuously each day. The current 4D film is “Fly with the Blues.” Cost is $7 per person. The National Naval Aviation Museum features free museum admission. For more information on events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, visit







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Join the Pensacola Ice Flyers for one of their home games at Pensacola Bay Center (“The Hangar”). The team, which is a part of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), will play 28 home games and 28 away games during the 2013-14 season. The organization is planning theme nights for their home games. The next home match is scheduled for Nov. 17 against the Surge from Biloxi, Miss. The theme is Mascot Night, so fans will get a chance to interact with some of their favorite local characters. The season started Oct. 25. The season is far from over, however. The final game is scheduled for March 22.

Upcoming home games include:

• Nov. 27, the Ice Flyers will host a game against Louisiana at 6:35 p.m. • Nov. 30, the Ice Flyers will host Huntsville Havoc at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 6, the Ice Flyers will face the Mississippi River Kings at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 8, the Ice Flyers vs. Louisiana at 3:05 p.m. • Dec. 17, the Ice Flyers will play against the Mississippi Surge at 6:35 p.m. • Dec. 20, the Ice Flyers will take on Fayetteville at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 21, the Ice Flyers will face Fayetteville at 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15 to $29 and there is a $2 discount $2 discount on the walk-up price for active-duty and retired military. For ticket details and other information, call 4663111 or go to

Players wait for the the ceremonial puck to be dropped at the beginning of a 2011 Pensacola Ice Flyers game. Dropping the puck is Cmdr. Michael Douglas, former executive officer of the Center for Information Dominance detachment NASP Corry Station. Photo by Gary Nichols

More on the ice

Hockey is not the only activity on the ice at the Pensacola Bay Center. • Public ice skating sessions are scheduled through March. The sessions, which last one hour, typically occur on the weekends and after Ice Flyers home games. Capacity is limited. You can also schedule skating parties. For more information, go to • Northwest Florida Hockey League is affiliated with USA Hockey. There are six levels for youth and one for adults. The season runs October through March. For more information, go to or • Pensacola Figure Skating Club is affiliated with Ice Skating Institute. Lessons typically begin with a coach in a group lesson. The season runs October through March and ends with a choreographed program. For more information, call 308-1649, e-mail or go to

At the movies FRIDAY

“Escape Plan,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.


“Baggage Claim,” PG-13, noon; “Captain Phillips,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Homefront,” R, 5 p.m. (free sneak preview); “Machete Kills,” (R), 7:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.


“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (3D), PG, noon; “Captain Phillips,” (PG13), 2 p.m.; “Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 7 p.m.; “Parkland,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 4:30 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 7:20 p.m.


“Don Jon,” R, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


“Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 5 p.m., 7:10 p.m.; “Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 7:30 p.m.


“Escape Plan,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Gravity” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Machete Kills,” (R), 7:30 p.m.; “Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7 p.m.

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

Details: 452-3522 or

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: • Movie sneak preview: 5 p.m Nov. 16 at “Homefront” at Portside Cinema. An action thriller starring Winona Ryder and James Franco tells the story of a former DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. For more information, call 452-3522. • Before and After School Program: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. The program for kindergarten to age 12 is affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America. Fees based on total family income. For more information, call 452-2417. • Winter Aquatics: Naval Aviation Schools Command indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is open 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. For information, call 452-9429 or e-mail • Karate: Beginner classes for ages 10 and older (adults welcome). $22 per month. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Advanced classes offered 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 291-0940. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from November through February. For information, call 452-9642. To make reservations, call 336-1843. • Kids Secret Fall Festival: 11 a.m. Nov. 23, Family Fitness Center, NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3712. The activities will be a surprise but visitors are encouraged to wear workout attire. For more information, call 452-6004. • Auto Skills Center: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has the tools, the manuals (online), equipment, lifts and stalls and knowledgeable staff that can assist you. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 452-6542. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Disc golf, 1 p.m. Dec. 3. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Call 452-6520. 5K run, Nov. 21; billiard doubles, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 2. Entry deadlines. For information on NASP program, e-mail patsy. or johnpowell2@ For information on NASP Corry Station program, e-mail • Jogging Trail: A 1.2-mile course with 18 exercise stations begins and ends at the east end of the Mustin Beach Club parking lot. The 8-mile jogging course begins across from Radford Fitness Center and runs along the sea wall and through the woods to the NASP rear gate and back. There is a rest area at the 1-mile mark and four water fountains throughout.

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

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Positive Parenting: Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful,

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self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Suicide awareness and prevention: Suicide has become a growing problem in the military. This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is General Military Training (GMT) facilitated by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Fall Shred: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Cordova Mall. Volunteers will be split into two groups to help dump items into shredders. • Science Family Night: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Navy Point Elementary. Guide children through simple science experiments. Volunteers also needed for set up and tear down. • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5.

• World AIDS Day: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, 301 West Main St. Volunteers to help set up and tear down the event. • Selected Children’s Christmas Party: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2, NASP Youth Center. NASP organizers need 100 volunteers to sponsor a child for the day and guide them through fun holiday activities. • USO Northwest Florida: Seeking volunteers committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,

Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.

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