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Selected Children’s Christmas Party needs NASP volunteers ... NAS Pensacola Community Outreach is looking for help with this year’s Selected Children’s Christmas Party, to be held Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the NASP youth center. Between 50-100 volunteers are needed to buy the children Christmas gifts and to donate their time. Volunteers to purchase gifts only are also needed; gift amounts cannot exceed $30. Anyone who volunteers will receive a certificate signed by NASP CO Capt. Christopher Plummer. For more information and instructions on how to sign up to volunteer or purchase a gift, call NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

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Royal Saudi Air Force officials visit Pensacola training commands By Lt. Shelline Floyd NETSAFA Public Affairs Officer

Pensacola Veterans Day parade ... Retired Marine Master Gunnery Sgt Roberto Rivera, left, and Kelley Shuttlesworth stand together Nov. 12 in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola as they listen to speakers during the Veterans Day presentation to mark the 20th anniversary of Wall South, which is seen in the background. Prior to the ceremony, military and civilian groups marched in a parade that concluded at the park. Photo by Janet Thomas For more photos, see page A4

Navy e-Learning afloat records more than 200,000 course completions for FY-12 performers in 2012 with more than 19,000 course completions. Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Halfacre is the Vinson’s training The Navy’s web-based training sys- officer and appreciates the flexibility that tem, Navy e-Learning (NeL), set a NeL offers his Sailors. record in Fiscal “Our crew is Year 2012 for the able to complete most course comall of their required pletions by afloat general military units. training (GMT) Nearly 217,000 courses using NeL course completions and that helps us were recorded by manage our sched191 ships and subule while undermarines during the way or pierside,” year. said Halfacre. “We “As we work to don’t have to constantly improve schedule classes, the afloat side of PSSN Terrence Oliver browses the classrooms or Navy e-Learning, Navy e-learning website while under i n s t r u c t o r s and we are seeing way aboard the aircraft carrier USS onboard; the flexiincreased usage Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Navy e- bility and 24/7 and better results as Learning is an online tool Sailors can availability of this application use ashore and under way to enhance courses through matures,” said their learning opportunities. Photo by NeL afloat works Hank Reeves, NeL MC3 Chelsea Kennedy very well for us.” project director. The computer “We’ve seen steady increases in usage server hosting NeL afloat is resident and availability each year since the onboard each platform and runs indeinception of NeL in 2001.” pendently without a constant Internet NeL afloat offers more than 1,600 connection. When connectivity is availcourses, ranging from information assur- able, the server can transfer information ance awareness training required of all back to the shore side for updating Sailors to hull-specific training for indi- Sailors’ Electronic Training Jackets vidual units. (ETJ) and transmitting the latest training The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was one of the top NeL afloat See NeL on page 2

By Ed Barker NETC Public Affairs

Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) hosted senior officers from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Nov. 5. Maj. Gen. Ali Juwayr Al-Hamad, commander, King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) and Brig. Gen. Loaye Yagoub Al-Ali, the academy’s training wing commander, observed RSAF service member’s aviation training in the Pensacola area. Before watching the training, both generals met with Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC); Capt. Douglas Heady, NETSAFA commanding officer; and Capt. Christopher Heaney, NETSAFA International Training Center’s (NITC) officer in charge, to discuss how RSAF service members are trained like their U.S. counterparts and briefed on the functions, infrastructure and capabilities of NETSAFA, and the aviation training provided to the RSAF service members. “Meeting one-on-one to assess what our international partners expect from our training is very important. It also allows us the opportunity to discuss practices and lessons learned,” said Heady. “Reviews such as these are important to strengthening the ties the U.S. Navy has with the Royal Saudi Air Force, and expands our continued cooperation and

alliance.” Heany says the outlook for growth in the area of training international partners is huge. “This valuable meeting provided the opportunity to improve NITC’s preparatory curriculum,” said Heaney. “We value our ongoing relationship with the RSAF and their outstanding graduates from the KFAA.” Afterward Al-Hamad and Al-Ali met with Capt. Willie Billingslea, commodore of Training Air Wing Six (CTW-6), to familiarize themselves with the training command and see firsthand the type of training students receive. Following their visit to CTW-6, they met with Marine Col. Jim Grace, commodore of Training Air Wing Five (CTW-5), onboard NAS Whiting Field, to discuss training and tour the T-6B Texan II aircraft simulator building, and chat with several RSAF service members about the training they are receiving. “The generals were impressed to see that their students received the same rigorous aviation training as U.S. naval aviation students,” said Heady. NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training. In that role, NETSAFA is dedicated to providing the maximum assistance possible to ensure successful training for the growing Royal Saudi Air Forces and other international partners. For more information about NETSAFA, visit https://www. netsafa.navy.mil

Lt. Cmdr. Nathaniel Dishman, far right, a flight instructor at Training Air Wing Five (CTW-5), discusses with Maj. Gen. Ali Juwayr Al-Hamad, commander, King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA), middle left, and Brig. Gen. Loaye Yagoub Al-Ali, the academy’s training wing commander, how international students receive the same rigorous aviation training as U.S. naval aviation training students. Photo by Ens. Carisa Terry

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Movie “Memphis Belle” B-17 onboard Pensacola International Airport ... A rare World War II warbird may be seen and heard in Pensacola’s skies tomorrow, Nov. 17. The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber used in the 1990 movie “Memphis Belle” will be taking passengers on paid flights Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., according to group spokesman and bomber copilot Ron Gause. The aircraft is operated by The Liberty Foundation; flights are about 30 minutes and cost $450. Memphis Belle is located at Pensacola Aviation FBO, 4145 Jerry L. Maygarden Road. The public is welcome to view the aircraft after the rides are over. For more information and to book flights, call 1 (918) 340-0243 or visit www.liberty foundation.org. Photos by Mike O’Connor

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and personnel information. NeL software and courseware updates are pushed to afloat units on a monthly basis. Each month, ships receive 50100 new courses via training amendment packages. “Navy e-Learning is a great tool for Sailors onboard aircraft carriers. It allows them to complete required shipboard training such as the Damage Control Petty Officer (DCPO) course, but it also supports their personal and professional development by offering Professional Military Education and foreign language courses,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Gregor, Aircraft Carrier Training Readiness officer for Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Although online courses are available on all of the Navy’s seagoing platforms, operational limitations can vary system performance throughout the fleet. “Due to the nature of the submarine operating environment and bandwidth limitations of submarine communications networks, NeL is challenged to provide the same quality of service experienced by other fleet Sailors,” said Mark Steele, knowledge manager for Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic. “We are optimistic, however, that with hardware upgrades and the development of tailored software solutions, we are headed in the right direction to optimize the NeL experience for our submarine Sailors.” On the ashore side, the NeL environment consists of a comprehensive catalog of distance learning course offerings available internationally to active and reserve component Navy military personnel, DoN civilians, contractors, dependents and retirees. The catalog currently contains more than 8,000 courses (including the 1,600 available through NeL afloat), and supports Navy “A” and “C” schools with content and learning management services. “As NeL continues to grow, we look forward to improved performance from both the shore and afloat versions,” said Reeves. “Our ultimate goal is to have the same connectivity and performance for Sailors regardless of where they are located, providing the training that the fleet needs.” The acquisition effort to modernize Navy eLearning (NeL) capabilities is called the Enterprise Training Management Delivery System (ETMDS). The ETMDS modernization represents a significant upgrade to existing shoreside NeL capabilities and offers a pathway for introducing additional capabilities in the areas of Total Force workforce management and development. The system is currently in the testing phase. To visit the full Navy e-Learning catalog, click on the NKO website at https://www.nko.navy.mil and after logging in, click on “Navy e-learning online courses” under the ‘learning’ tab on the top right of the page. For more news on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at: https://www.netc.navy.mil.

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NEX holding ‘Misteltoe Marketplace’ tomorrow, Nov. 17

Corry children celebrate drug-free “Red Ribbon” week ... From left, Jacob Presley, Adrian Edwards, Zander Dill, Cole Horton, Briana Forbes and Arianet Garcia wave to drivers Oct. 27 at the entrance to Corry Village housing complex on Highway 98. School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh organized the event for children and staff from NASP Corry Station Child Development Center as one of the activities for “Red Ribbon Week,” the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. Red plastic cups were used to spell out the words “The Best Me is Drug Free” on the fence behind the participants, who were encouraged to wear red. The National Family Partnership (NFP) created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Photo by Janet Thomas

Blue Wahoos to host first-ever ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Bayfront Stadium From Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are teaming up with Sacred Heart Hospital and Marcus Pointe Baptist Church to present Pensacola’s first-ever Blue Wahoos Winter Wonderland at the Bayfront Stadium at Maritime Park. Transforming the Blue Wahoos' home stadium into a holiday theme park, the Winter Wonderland features a 110-foot ice skating rink, a 90-foot toboggan run, a 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, hayrides around the Maritime Park, and plenty of holiday music, vendors, and holiday-inspired food. The five-week extravaganza kicks off at sundown on the evening of Nov. 23, with a free community event hosted by WEAR-TV3 anchor Sue Straughn. This event will feature a grand illumination of the Christmas tree by Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. The tree is on loan from Sacred Heart Hospital while construction continues at the

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

The NEX Pensacola Mall will host the first “Mistletoe Marketplace” arts and crafts event tomrrow, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. throughout the mall’s breezeway. Artisans from around the Florida Panhandle will offer handmade creations for sale. Also offered are roasted chestnuts on an open fire served with warm mulled cider, hot chocolate and freshly brewed coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Victorian Carolers from the University of West Florida’s theater department will sing traditional holiday tunes.

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,

hospital’s Ninth Avenue campus. Following the illumination, there will be special musical performances and prize winning games, including an opportunity for a chance to win a new car from Kia Auto Sport. The evening will conclude with a holiday-themed fireworks show at 8 p.m. Shelley Yates, the special event manager for the Blue Wahoos, said the Blue Wahoos Winter Wonderland promised to offer a new and unexpected offering to local families for holiday activities. Winter Wonderland offers a wide variety of ongoing activities throughout the holiday season. Marcus Pointe Baptist Church will be hosting a Christmas Craft Corner every Saturday and Sunday afternoons for children, as well as a special Christmas Eve service, open to the public, Dec. 24. For more information call Yates at 934-8444, ext. 122, or e-mail her at syates@ bluewahoos.com.

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I’m not the best manager, but my family is happy By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

I was late for the meeting. Again. With an armful of crumpled papers, I pulled my calendar from its tack on the wall, and rushed down the hall. Sheepishly, I found a seat at the table, spread my papers out around me, and began with as much authority as I could muster: “This meeting is called to order at, let’s see, 12 minutes after 9. If you don’t mind, I would prefer that these weekly organizational sessions start promptly at the top of the hour. Now, without any further delay, let’s get right down to business. “The van still needs new brakes, and if you wait much longer, you’ll be paying for rotors too. Hayden has driver’s ed on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., but you must somehow get Anna to her orthodontist appointment at 4:45 p.m. The checkbook hasn’t been balanced in three months, which might explain why you bounced a check last week,” I continued. “Francis is on his last pair of cammies, so please put a load of darks in at your earliest convenience. Dinghy is due for his monthly flea treatment. You must write two articles this week. The repairman is coming on Thursday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to fix the washing machine. And you

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, the mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. need to get serious about that diet. Now, how do you plan to get all that done?” I finished, and took a slurp of coffee. Crickets. No one responded, because

no one was there. I was having my weekly meeting with myself, and as usual, I had no idea how to answer my own demands. I scribbled down a “to do” list, marked a few things on the calendar, and then went about my day, determined to get it all done this time. But deep inside, I knew the inevitable pattern of my life would repeat itself again. My week would start out productively. But soon, something would crop up to throw me off track – a school project, a sick child, writer’s block. One item on my to do list would collide into the next, and the ensuing pile up would become overwhelming, causing a strange contradictory reaction in whereby I would completely shut down. By Thursday, my husband would come home from work to find no dinner, the children running amuck, and me, dazed and unshowered, draped over my computer chair, where I have been surfing for vintage Tupperware on e-Bay for the previous three hours. Recently, I decided I’d had enough, and set about figuring out: what fundamental flaw in my character has made it so difficult for me to keep up with my responsibilities as a housewife and mother? After some thought, and half a box of Cheese Nips, I realized that I have always been a

follower, not a leader. An Indian, not a chief. A workerbee, not the queen. I’m not lazy. I’m not incompetent. I’m not disorganized. I just need a supervisor, a boss, a manager to keep me on track. And of course, I would gladly subject myself to periodic evaluation and take whatever criticism my manager might propose. “Ms. Molinari,” my manager might say, “While it is clear that you are no stranger to hard work, there is room for improvement in the areas of task prioritization, self motivation and personal hygiene. It is my recommendation that you avoid distractions from your daily priorities such as shopping at TJ Maxx, picking up free samples in the grocery store, and watching mid-day reruns of ‘Mob Wives.’ Also, it would be highly advisable that you start showering every morning.” But I have to face reality. Unless I find someone willing to be compensated in laundry services and meatloaf, I can’t afford a manager. I am the manager, and I have to take responsibility, darn it. Even if it feels like I’m constantly being dragged through life behind my dirty white minivan, I will continue this never-ending game of catch up until my job is done. I’ll try to avoid getting tangled in the minutiae – the e-mails, the dust

bunnies, the bills, the burnt dinners, the dark roots – and focus on the big picture: Keeping my family happy and healthy. The value of our shares may fluctuate day by day, but longterm analysis indicates that this family is on an upward trend. Our employees may complain from time to time, but all in all they report excellent job satisfaction. Management lacks efficiency when it comes to goal attainment, but she is dedicated and sincere and she works overtime and on weekends without pay. Final recommendation: Despite its flaws, this family enterprise is thriving – no need for a change in management.

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At left: Flag-waving spectators line the street as members of the Hadji Shriners throw beads. Military and civilian groups marched in the parade, which ended at Veterans Memorial Park. Below: James Wheeler, 80, a former Marine, waves to participants in the Veterans Day parade.

Veterans Day 2012 Pensacola residents turned out to honor veterans at a parade and a separate ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of Veterans Memorial Park Wall South. Right: A parade spectator shakes hands with retired Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Roberto Rivera. Below: With the help of Libby Hargrave, Doc Cloud reads the names of Wall South members who have died in the past year. Other speakers included Bill Davis, Art Giberson, Dean Halstead, Jill Hubbs and John Pritchard.

People line up along Wall South as they listen to speakers during the Veterans Day presentation to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam War memorial.

Left: Ron Castner escorts Sgt. Duke, the mascot for the Corporal J.R. Spears Marine Corps League as spectators arrive for events at Veterans Memorial Park. Members of a performance arts choir from NASP Corry Station entertain the crowd with patriotic songs at Veterans Memorial Park after marching in the parade in downtown Pensacola.

Photos by Janet Thomas



November 16, 2012


Professional Military Knowledge redefined for advancement exams By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Following advancement exam construction changes announced in Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 197/11, a Test Plan Development Panel (TPDP) of force and command master chiefs redefined Professional Military Knowledge (PMK) the week of Oct. 19 at the Navy Advancement Center. The restructured advancement exams decrease the total number of questions from 200 to 175 and increase the emphasis on rating-specific technical questions. The September 2012 exams for active duty E-4–E-6, the upcoming January chief petty officer exam, and the Selected Reserve (SelRes) exams in February will be the first opportunities for candidates to take the new 175-question exams, which contain only 25 PMK questions. “The previous exams were much more PMK heavy, ranging from 50 questions for the E-4 exam to 100 PMK questions for candidates eligible for the chief’s exam,” said Tom Updike, Navy advancement execution

division head for the Naval Education and Training Professional D e v e l o p m e n t Technology Center (NETPDTC). “The reduced PMK section on the advancement exams presented the PMKTPDP members with the tough task of prioritizing the massive PMK content area into a manageable and meaningful 25 questions on each exam. That process was focused on the critical information a Sailor needs to know beyond the core occupational and job-specific knowledge requirements.” C M C ( AW / S W ) Jeffrey Kirby from Patrol Squadron 16 was a PMKTPDP member who traveled to NETPDTC from Jacksonville. “The new PMK test plan and content information will give future advancement exam review teams an excellent framework and structure to draw from as they develop test questions,” said Kirby. “We took fleet input as well as discussion with the PMK test panel to ensure our definition and topic areas were valid.” The PMK sections of enlisted exams assess a Sailor’s knowledge of Navy general military

MC2 Michael Russell takes the petty officer 1st class Navywide advancement exam onboard USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). The exam tests a Sailor’s knowledge in areas of basic military regulations and in-rate training. Photo by MC2 Adam M. Bennett

training, professional development and the leadership continuum at the appropriate paygrade, regardless of rating. “The primary reason for the exam structure change is to improve exam validity,” added Updike. “More job-specific technical questions improve the Navy’s ability to rank-order Sailors by rating. Advancement candidates who know the technical aspects of their rating better than their peers should like the change in exam struc-

ture.” For CMC(AW/SS) James Barnes of the Navy Information Operations Command in San Antonio, Texas, participation in the PMK test plan panel was his first exposure to advancement exam construction. “It’s extremely enlightening to see how much effort and seriousness goes into advancement exam development,” said Barnes. “Our PMK team included members from the surface, subsurface and avi-

ation communities to ensure that the fleet was well represented and gave an accurate and current definition of the required military knowledge.” To develop the PMK questions and rating-specific advancement exams, NETPDTC brings fleet subject matter experts (FSMEs) for their respective ratings to review question banks and develop E-4–E-7 exams. The advancement exam readiness reviews (AERRs) are one to two weeks in length, depending on exam bank work requirements and are held throughout the year. The reviews are held at NETPDTC at Saufley Field. Participants receive temporary additional duty (TAD) orders from their parent command, paid for by NETPDTC. “We use SMEs from fleet and shore commands throughout the Navy including schoolhouses and learning centers to ensure exam-bank questions reflect the latest technology and procedures,” said CTRCM(SW) Eddy Mejias, NETPDTC command master chief. “The chiefs who participate know they’re helping to develop 21st century leaders and have given us

feedback that their participation has been an invaluable experience.” NETC FORCM (AW/SW) April Beldo was part of the PMK test plan development panel and will be coordinating approval of the new PMK definition through the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education chain of command. “This has been a rewarding process for myself and the command master chiefs from the fleet and has reinforced the necessity for commands to send their best and brightest chiefs and senior chiefs to the AERRs,” said Beldo. “Chiefs who are close to the deck plates really know what their Sailors do on a daily basis and are crucial to the exam construction process.” For the current schedule of Advancement Exam Readiness Reviews, see the AERR NavAdmin 254 /12: http://www.public. navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/ messages/ D o c u m e n t s / N AVA D MINS/NAV2012/NAV122 54.txt. For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at: https: //www.netc. navy.mil.

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NASWF earns Department of Environmental Protection Award From NASWF PAO

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently recognized Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s water supply facilities with an award for their “outstanding” water systems and programs. NAS Whiting Field was named the best “Small Community Water System” for FDEP’s Northwest District. The award is a tribute to the NASWF Public Works Department which oversees the facility locally. Public works is managed from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast out of Jacksonville, Fla. It also serves as high praise for the technicians who maintain the system and test the water Eddie Wright, Ray Harper and Lowell Stokes. While those three operators are the first line in the oversight of

NAS Whiting Field’s drinking water, it is a team effort to keep everything above standards, according to Mike Pattison, the installation environmental program director. “The fact that the Whiting Field drinking water system is recognized for this award is a testament to the hard work, pride and commitment of the system operators and the public works department. Melissa Fusco, our drinking water manager, does an outstanding job of ensuring that the water system remains compliant with the many FDEP requirements, and our utilities manager, Reggie Parker, is great at ensuring the necessary funding is in place to keep the water system operating effectively and efficiently,” Pattison said. The program evaluated the quality of the water produced, sampling procedures, mainte-

nance procedures, emergency plans, record keeping, and more. The package submitted to the review board, showed how NAS Whiting Field’s water management team maintained a system that consistently produced high-quality water, sampled the water for contaminants far more regularly than required and performed more maintenance than state law regulates. A February 2012 inspection of the system by the FDEP reinforced the outstanding program in place, by finding zero violations during their review. Much of the water distribution system used at the base today is still from the original water production facility put in place in 1943. A great deal of care and attention helps keep the system operating at peak efficiency, a fact recognized by the award. “I was excited to get the call

NASWF drinking water operators Eddie Wright, Lowell Stokes and Ray Harper. Photo courtesy of NASWF PAO

because it is the first time NAS Whiting Field submitted an application for the award and it was unexpected being a first time applicant,” Fusco emphasized.

“Overall, it shows how much the public works department and the drinking water operators care about being in compliance with environmental regulations,” she said.

NAS Whiting Field hosts resident utility town hall meeting From NASWF PAO

Residents of Whiting Pines Housing gathered in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s auditorium recently to learn more about the new program for utility consumption management – the Resident Energy Conservation Program or RECP. The program, created by the under secretary of defense in 1998, established policy for resident paid utilities in publicprivate venture (PPV) family housing with a focus on reducing electricity and gas usage. RECP transfers responsibility for utility consumption to residents. After residents watched an RECP video produced by Navy senior leadership, Capt Matthew Coughlin, commanding officer of the air station, explained the importance of the program and its long-term affect on the U.S. economy recovery and economic growth. “I had my doubts when I first heard about the program as I’m one of the world’s biggest skeptics, but after sitting down with the base housing manager and Balfour Beatty management, they had all of the answers to my questions. It’s the right thing to do and it is in the strategic interest of the country,” he said. NAS Whiting Field Housing Manager Gladies Wooten explained that under RECP, homes at Whiting Pines will be

grouped according to energy efficiency into like-type groups. The basic criteria in determining like-type groups include the size of the housing unit (number of bedrooms and square footage) and whether the unit is renovated or un-renovated. Every month the average utility usage for each like-type group will be determined and a 10 percent buffer above and below the average will be added to create normal usage bands. Residents will receive monthly statements on how their usage compares to the normal usage band. Those using more than the monthly normal usage band will pay for the excess and those using less will receive a rebate or credit for the difference. Additionally, 85 percent of the total dollars saved will go back into the Southeast privatization portfolio for upgrades or enhancements, such as new playground equipment. Wounded warriors, exceptional family members and handicapped service members may apply to be excluded from the program. Wooten emphasized that RECP will make privatized housing residents aware of their individual energy consumption usage. “It is not a program to compromise or reduce a resident's quality of life, but to encourage them to become more efficient as an energy consumer. The Navy

and Balfour Beatty, which is the public private venture partner with Whiting Pines, will work with residents to modify excessive utility usage practices, encourage behavior awareness and ensure that their homes are as energy efficient as possible. By reducing excesses and supporting conservation, residents will be rewarded with rebates and avoid payments,” she stated. “Always remember that the Navy is the resident's advocate and as we proceed through this process all concerns and questions will be addressed. We remain available to provide personal reviews and home audits at any time.” YES Energy Management is Balfour Beatty’s provider for meter reading, meter data collection and billing. The company has more than 30 years of experience in the utility billing industry and has a current portfolio of 710,000 housing units throughout DoD. Mindy Miller, client manager with YES Energy Management, presented an overview of how the process works. Utility usage through the use of smart meters will be electronically transmitted to the data collector on an hourly basis. Every month residents will receive a statement that shows how their usage compares to the normal usage band for their specific like-type group. Residents who use less than the nor-

mal usage band will accrue a credit or rebate and residents who use more will pay for excess consumption. A resident portal secure website will be available for anyone wishing to view their home profile group, utility statements and current/projected consumption. There will be a mock billing period before the program goes live, which will begin Jan. 1, 2013, and is expected to run for three months. During this period, residents will not be responsible for making any payments nor will they receive any rebates or credits. Live billing will begin April 1. Residents should expect that their first “live bill” to arrive around May 15. Balfour Beatty was awarded a Switch4Good Program grant from the Department of Energy. Through this program residents will be able to use smart meter data to help save energy by enabling residents to view their energy usage before the mock billing period begins. Residents should expect to see their consumption statement for October to arrive mid-November 2012. For more information on the energy conservation program visit the website http://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNIC_HQ_Sit e/WhatWeDo/FleetandFamilyReadiness /Housing/PrivatizedPPVHousingProgra m/CNICP_A284416.

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November 16, 2012





Commissary closing for Thanksgiving

For the Thanksgiving holiday, the Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be closed Nov. 22. In addition, the hours are scheduled to be reduced Nov. 23. The commissary will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. For more information, call 452-6880.

Sewer smoke testing continues at NASP

Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system continues at NAS Pensacola. The Public Works Department (PWD) contracted with AH/BC Navy Joint Venture to conduct a wastewater sanitary sewer evaluation study. As part of the study, smoke testing will identify possible defects in the sewer system. The smoke testing machine does not create a fire, but a chemical smoke that is non-toxic, nonstaining and has a low odor. The smoke is white or gray in color. The area for the current phase of testing is defined by the back gate as the western boundary, the airfield and Taylor Road as the southern boundary and Duncan Road as the eastern boundary. Field crews will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Be aware of field crews as they will be working on or near roadways with signage to identify them as contractor vehicles. If you have questions or concerns, contact Doug Chastang with NAS Pensacola Public Works at 4523131, ext. 3100.

Fleet and family survey in progress

To improve service to military members, commands and families, the Fleet and Family Support Center is instructed to complete a needs assessment each year. Officials at NAS Pensacola have put together a survey and are hoping to get feedback from at least 1,000 people by Dec. 15. To complete the survey, go to www.surveymonkey. com/s/DQQ5NTP. For more information, contact Val Young, supervisor, Work and Family Life Branch, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center, at 452 5621.

NMCS announces holiday schedule

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

Turkey coloring contest kicks off

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

Blood donors get a chance to win a car

People who donate blood today at Northwest Florida Blood Service centers will receive a $5 Winn Dixie gift card, a wellness check and a cholesterol screening. Blood donors also will be eligible to be in the drawing to win a 2012 Kia Soul, courtesy of Kia Autosport. Blood donations go to local hospitals and could help save the lives of patients who need transfusions for emergencies, traumas, surgeries and cancer treatment. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Check center hours and locations at www.nfbcblood.org/locations.htm.

Original musical coming to Imogene

A two-act musical, “A Beautiful Life,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 16, and tomorrow, Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The Moonshine Creek Production is being presented in partnership with Panhandle Community Theatre, the Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation and the Santa Rosa Historical Society. The musical about local history features original songs and music by Shay Moran. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. You can at the door or at Dragonfly Gallery, 5188 Escambia St., Milton. For more information, call (850) 324-2875.

Popular musical playing on PSC stage

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

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. Friday and one hour prior to a performance. For more information, call 484-1847.

Handmade creations on sale at show

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

‘Holiday Wall’ up for Gallery Night

During Gallery Night, today, Nov. 16, visitors to The Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, will find a holiday-theme show titled “Be An Original ... Give Art.” The gallery is featuring a Holiday Wall with all art priced for gift-giving at $100 or less. The Holiday Wall ends Dec. 29. The Dove Chocolate Lady and the Popcorn King will also be featured. Subscriptions are being sold for the inaugural season of “Evening of Art,” a limited edition interactive series designed to support local artists. For gallery information, call 429-9100.

Military women can attend symposium

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

School application deadline near

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

Registration open for degree programs

Registration is open for Southern Illinois University’s Workforce Education and Development (WED) or Health Care Management (HCM) bachelor’s degree programs. Spring semester begins Jan. 12. Classes are held online and onboard NAS Pensacola at the NATTC building at Naval Hospital Pensacola. The accelerated program allows students to complete the WED major courses in one year, and HCM courses in 16 months. Credit is also awarded for military and prior work experience as well as technical training. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 458-6263 or by e-mail at wspradlin@siu.edu for WED, or Beth Huston at 455-2449 or by e-mail at bhuston@siu.edu for HCM.

ROWWA schedules Christmas lunch

The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association will hold its Christmas luncheon Dec. 13 at Angus Steak House, 101 Scenic Highway. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, program and meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. A program of Christmas music will be presented by Gale and Larry Book. Spouses and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Cost for the luncheon is $18, and must be received no later than Dec. 8. Please send your check to: ROWWA c/o Mary Chase, 5321 Crystal Creek Drive, Pace, FL 32571. Wives and widows of retired military officers from all U.S. military branches are invited to attend. For further information, please call Chase at 9954466, or Jeannie Harris at 677-9089.

Jingle Bell Jog scheduled for Dec. 8

Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter 7 will hold its Jingle Bell Jog, an annual 10K race and 5K fun run/walk, Dec. 8 in Fort Walton Beach, beginning and ending at Uptown Station. Last year 1,500 runners participated. SFA Chapter 7 is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that provides support to families of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), with emphasis on providing support to the families of fallen warriors. For more information and to register online, go to at www.sfa7.com.

Group to present ‘A Little Princess’

Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, is presenting “A Little Princess,” an adaptation from a story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The comedy-drama, which is being directed by Lauren Sutton, was made into a movie in 1939 starring Shirley Temple and remade in 1995. It was also developed into a musical, which debuted in 2002. Evening shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15. Matinee performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Tickets are $12 and there is limited seating for each show. To make reservations, call (850) 2217599 or e-mail info@panhandlecommunity theatre.com.

Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch

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

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Call Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076, or e-mail at artdetonnancourt1@cox.net. Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. For more information or to view a schedule go to http://coastalsoaring.org.

Decorate a tree for Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos baseball team is sponsoring a Christimas Tree decorating contest. Businesses, citizens, civic organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate. Entry fee is $200, and a tree will be provided or you may bring your own. Space is limited. Members of the public will be the judges, based on votes received per tree. Each vote will cost $1, with proceeds going to the Gulf Coast Kids House. The decorated trees will be delivered to families in need, as determined by the Gulf Coast Kids House, a private, not-for-profit group that provides services to victims of child abuse in Escambia County. Any groups interested in participating, should contact Shelley Yates at 934-8444, or at syates@bluewahoos.com. For more information, go to www.BlueWahoos.com.

Wreaths Across America to be Dec. 15

For the seventh year, Pensacola residents will be participating in Wreaths Across America. The mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve including their families and teach children the cost of the freedom Americas enjoy each day. The wreath ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and is open to the general public. Wreaths can no longer be ordered for this year. The ceremony is open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline Kelly at 456-2726 (e-mail:wgrpbk@cox.net) or Buster Hartford at 341-7937 (e-mail: buster5522003@yahoo.com).

Ballet Pensacola staging holiday classic

Ballet Pensacola will present “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The classic ballet features a cast of more than 100 student dancers and professionals from around the world. Tickets are $20, $25 and $32 from the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or through Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information go to www.balletpensacola.com or call 432-9546.

Be prepared for taking care of baby

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will offer a Budget for Baby class 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 to help educate future parents on what to expect. The classes help parents-to-be develop and implement a spending plan, provides information on local resources. Class participants will receive a homemade blanket. Expecting parents from all branches are eligible to attend. For more information, call 452-2300 or visit the NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191.



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U.S. Naval Sea Cadets celebrate 50 years; See page B2 Spotlight

GOSPORT November ...

American Diabetes Month

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


ou have the power to prevent and control diabetes. If you already have diabetes, work to lower your risk of serious complications. If you don’t have the disease, learn if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. America is facing an epi- two hours and 30 minutes demic of diabetes, a serious each week of moderate disease that damages the physical activity, such as body and shortens lives. In walking quickly or gardenthe next four decades, the ing, or one hour and 15 number of U.S. adults with minutes each week of vigdiabetes is estimated to orous physical activity, double or triple, according such as jogging or jumping to Centers for Disease rope. Add muscle strengthControl (CDC) scientists. ening activities on two or That means anywhere from more days each week. 20 to 33 percent of adults Physical activity can help could have the disease. you control your weight, About one in 10 American blood glucose and blood pressure, as well as raise adults have diabetes now. If you already have dia- your “good” cholesterol betes, managing the disease and lower your “bad” chocan lower your risk of com- lesterol. Obesity is a major risk plications such as kidney failure, heart disease and factor Being overweight or stroke, blindness and amputations of legs and obese raises your risk of feet. Here are some impor- developing type 2 diabetes. tant steps to take to control To see whether you are at a healthy weight, check your diabetes: • Talk to your health care body mass index (BMI). People with a provider about body mass how to manindex of 25age your blood Yo u 29.9 are conglucose sidered over(A1C), blood pressure and h a v e t h e weight, and people with a cholesterol. • Get a flu p o w e r t o BMI of 30 or above are clasvaccine. For as obese. those with diap r e v e n t sified Other risk betes, it is factors for type important to and 2 diabetes ask for the include the fol“shot” version. Talk to your c o n t r o l lowing: • Age 45 or health care older. provider about • Developed a pneumonia d i a b e t e s diabetes while (pneumococcal) shot. People with dia- pregnant (gestational diabetes are more likely to die betes). • Have a parent, brother from pneumonia or influenza than people who or sister with type 2 diabetes. do not have diabetes. • Are not physically • Reach or stay at a active. healthy weight. • Belong to certain racial • Make sure you’re physically active. Plan for or ethnic groups. African

Americans, Hispanic/ Latino, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Ways you can help prevent diabetes Research trials have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed. People at high risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight or about 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. You can do that by eating healthier and being physically active for 30 minutes, five days a week. Having a condition called prediabetes means you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next three to six years. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program CDC and its partners are working to prevent type 2 diabetes and to reduce its complications. CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program supports establishing a network of lifestyle intervention programs for overweight or obese people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These interventions focus on healthy eating, coping skills and group support to help participants lose 5 percent to 7 percent of their body weight and get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity. The program is working with 28 YMCAbased sites across the United States offering group lifestyle interventions, with plans to expand to additional sites and providers. Eat fruits and veggies

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to lose weight and lower your risk: The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) recommends easy and inexpensive ways to increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat as you take small steps to lose weight and lower your diabetes risk: • Visit an ethnic food store or farmer’s market to try a new fruit or vegetable each week. • Substitute spinach, onions or mushrooms for one of the eggs or half of the cheese in omelets. • Buy produce in season and freeze some to use later, or buy frozen, dried, or low-sodium canned vegetables and fruits. Choose fruit without added sugar or syrups and vegetables without added salt, butter or sauces. • Add strawberries, peaches, blueberries or bananas to your waffles, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal

or toast. • Add broccoli, carrots, zucchini or eggplant between the layers of your favorite lasagna recipe. • Combine different fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, mangos, onions and peppers with lime juice and cilantro to make salsa. • Try steaming your vegetables or using low-salt spices and lemon juice to add flavor. • Choose pineapples, peppers, mushrooms or tomatoes as pizza toppings. • Add lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber to sandwiches, wraps and burritos. Eating more fruits and vegetables also supplies essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. To learn more about how many fruits and vegetables you need daily, use the online calculator at www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.

Jokes & Groaners Wisdom and quotes from English poet John Dryden “For they conquer who believe they can.” “But far more numerous was the herd of such, who think too little, and who talk too much.” “Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, ‘tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.’ ” “Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” “Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.” “The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.” “He who would search for pearls must dive below.”



“He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”






Naval Hospital Pensacola, Sept. 21-Oct. 14, 2012 Madeline Jynifur Jade Bryant, was born to Joseph and Lance Cpl. Jacanna Bryant, Sept. 21. Landon Michael Miller, was born to Pvt. Garret and Haley Miller, Sept. 22. Own Luis Dujmovic, was born to CTR2 Steven and Kelly Dujmovic, Sept. 24. Olivia Sage Slezak, was born to Jeffrey and Karen Slezak, Sept. 24. Raymundo Munoz Jr., was born to 2nd Lt. Raymundo and Lilibeth Munoz, Sept. 24. Cornell Stallworth III, was born to Cornell Stallworth Jr. and MASN Arlicia Litt, Sept. 25. Elizabeth Grace Zack, was born to Lt. Eric and Lt. Anne Zack, Sept. 25. Caden Lee Crow, was born to Lance Cpl. Mitchel and Hayley Crow, Sept. 26. Kylie Rae Corbett, was born to 2nd Lt. Jonathan and Christine Corbett, Sept. 27. Luke Raymond Webb, was born to Sgt. Jacob and Devan Webb, Sept. 27. Brylie Michelle Leitch, was born to Benjamin Leitch and Lt. j.g. Brittany Bolton, Sept. 28. Amelia Shirley Clingan, was born to CTR1 Kurt and Jennifer Clingan, Sept. 29. Chloe Elizabeth Burney, was born to AT1 Bryan and Jessica Burney, Sept. 29. Benjamin Vaughn Berkshire, was born to HM3 Trebor and Ashley Berkshire, Sept. 30. Jason David Betts, was born to Lance Cpl. Jordan and Nicole Betts, Oct. 2. Ava Marie Dolson, was born to HM2 Matthew and Jennifer Dolson, Oct. 4. Paxton Brian Marshall, was born to Staff Sgt. Douglas Jr. and Stella Marshall, Oct. 9. Pippa Charlotte Culp, was born to HM1 William Cheyenne and Crystal Culp, Oct. 12. Reagan Elizabeth Grimm, was born to Maj. Christian and Emily Grimm, Oct. 14.

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U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps celebrate group’s 50th birthday; Independence Division hosts open house From Jennifer OʼBrien U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Independence Division #087

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNCC), Independence Division, hosted an open house at its new spaces recently, to celebrate the 50th birthday of the USNSCC. “The Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) was federally incorporated on Sept. 10, 1962, by act of Congress under Public Law 87655 as a non-profit organization with specific objectives and purposes in regard to the training and character development of American youth,” a letter from executive director of the NSCC, retired Navy Capt. James E. Monahan states. “In this, the 50th year since the NSCC was formally established, the corps celebrates how it has contributed to thousands of current and former cadets in the development of strong core values, discipline and teamwork. These attributes have benefitted many former cadets by enabling their success in all walks of life, be it the military, government or business. These efforts will assist current and future cadets in the same ways, and will in turn spark the spirit of achievement that has so often thrust our cadets into lifetimes of selfless service,” the letter said. In addition to the 50th birthday celebration, Independence

Retired Navy Capt. Charles Farrell (left) presents the USNSCC Scroll of Honor for the Pensacola Council of the Navy League to Mark Harden.

Division also held an open house to show off its new spaces to family and friends of the unit as well as visiting NSCC representatives. Retired Navy Capt. Charles Farrell, national headquarters representative for the Gulf Coast and Southwest Region, and Lt. Cmdr. Thomas O. Klomps, regional director, Central Gulf Coast Region, attended. Farrell presented Mark Harden the Scroll of Honor for the Pensacola Council of the Navy League, which charters Independence Division. In 2008, the unit was relocated from Corry Station to NAS Pensacola and Lt. j.g. Darrell Harp assumed command. Originally the unit was located in Bldg. 74, a former aviation hangar, but during the summer months the unit has suc-

cessfully moved into its new spaces on NASP and it is now in Bldg. 626A, the former veterinarian clinic. To close out the celebration, the unit held an awards and promotion ceremony. Standing in ranks were several brand new cadets. Certificates of achievement and ribbons were awarded to cadets that had successfully completed service year requirements, 50-year ribbon requirements, and advanced training. Several cadets were promoted for completing both coursework and time in grade requirements. For good reason, it was a longer than usual awards and promotion ceremony. For more information about the US Naval Sea Cadets, visit www.seacadets.org.


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never be bored Gallery Night Downtown Pensacola tonight. Pick up a DTC for your Official Gallery Night Guide






hockey From Pensacolaiceflyers.com

Join the Pensacola Ice Flyers for one of their home games at Pensacola Bay Center (“The Hangar”). The team, which is a member of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), will play 28 home games and 28 away games during the 201213 season. The organization is planning theme nights for their home games. In October, the Ice Flyers announced their roster. Out of 80 players coming through the team’s free-agent and training camps, head coach Gary Graham trimmed down the main roster to 18 players. The season started Oct. 26, and team’s home opening weekend was Nov. 2-3. The season is far from over. The final game is scheduled for March 24.

Upcoming home games:

• Nov. 18, the Ice Flyers will host a game against Havoc at 3:05 p.m. • Nov. 24, the Ice Flyers will host River Kings at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 1, the Ice Flyers will face the Ice Bears at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 7, the Ice Flyers vs. the Havoc at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 14, the Ice Flyers will play against the IceGators at 7:05 p.m. • Dec. 18, the Ice Flyers will take on the RiverKings at 6:05 p.m. • Dec. 29, the Ice Flyers will face the Surge at 7:05 p.m. Parking is free for games at the Pensacola Bay Center with the exception of the reserved lot, which is already sold out for the 2012-13 season. For ticket details and other information, call 4663111 or go to www.PensacolaIceFlyers.com.

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 April. The sessions, which last one hour, typically occur on the weekends and after Ice Flyers home games. Capacity is limited for each session, so get your tickets early. For more information, go to www.pensacolaciviccenter.com. • 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 www.jriceflyers.com or www.ecihl.com. • 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 3081649, e-mail pensacolafigureskating@gmail.com or go to www.pensacolafigureskating.com.


“Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Looper” (3D), R, 9 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.; “End of Watch” (3D), R, 9:15 p.m.


“Rise of the Guardians” (3D), PG, 11 a.m. (free admission); “Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 3:45 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 5:45 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 8 p.m.; “Hotel Transylvania” (2D), PG, 11:30 a.m.; “Frankenweenie” (2D), PG, 1:30 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 7:45 p.m.


“Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 6:45 p.m.; “Frankenweenie” (2D), PG, noon; “Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 7 p.m.




“Dredd” (3D), R, 5 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “End of Watch,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Resident Evil Retribution” (3D), R, 7 p.m.;

“Taken 2,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Looper,” R, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY COST

CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving

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

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr. com. • ITT tickets: Universal Orlando Resort is offering complimentary theme park tickets (three-day park-to-park ticket) for active-duty and retired members of the military. Active-duty and retired military personnel also can purchase Blue Man Group show tickets at a discounted rate. Contact the ITT Office, Bldg. 3787. on NASP Corry Station or call 452-6362. • Crowʼs Nest room rental: Book your holiday party. Located at Bayou Grande Marina on NAS Pensacola, rental includes the entire upper deck of Bayou Grande Marina. Crow’s Nest seats 60 inside and another 40 outside. Cost is $250 for room rental with $150 refundable cleaning deposit. For more information, call 452-4152. • Certification class: Box Mania is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Radford Fitness Center. Box Mania is a nonchoreographed fitness class with power punching and kicking combinations on a hand-held target. Certification fee is $195. For more information, go to www.box.org or e-mail ksfullforcefitness@yahoo.com. • Turkey spin: The Wellness Fitness Center at NASP Corry Station will offer a two-hour master spin class. For more information, call 4526802. • Golf classic: The Great Christmas Golf Classic is scheduled for Dec. 8 at A.C. Read Golf Club. It is a 27-hole golf tournament – nine holes scramble, nine holes best ball and nine holes modified alternate shot. Entry fee ($60 per player) includes cart, greens fee, morning pastries, refreshments during play and lunch. For more information, call 452-2454. • RV park expansion: The RV site at Blue Angel Recreation Park has announced the addition of 40 sites. For more information, call 453-9435. • Chefʼs specials: The Oaks Restaurant November chef’s specials are $7.50 and include a beverage. Today’s special is shrimp and smoked Gouda cheese grits. Lunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, check out the Blue Plate Specials throughout the week and $5 Friday Menu. For information or to make a catering reservation, call 452-3859. • Social media: For instant access to MWR events, programs and activities, visit the MWR Facebook page: at www.facebook.com/ mwrpensacola or the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. MWR offers a Text-2-Connect service that provides patrons with weekly event updates, cancellation notices and chances to win free stuff. To sign up: Text “NASPMWR” to “30364” and send. If you do not want to receive messages any more, text “STOP” and send, and you will be removed from the list.

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

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Combined Federal Campaign The 2012 EscaRosa Combine Federal Campaign (CFC) is nearing campaign wrap-up. Have you had the opportunity to make a pledge to the approved nonprofit

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agency of your choice? If not, contact the CFC office at 452-2029, or send an e-mail to manager@escarosacfc.org. You also go to the website (www.escarosacfc.org) to

register and make your pledge online. In November, a time to be thankful for all we have, do not miss your opportunity to “give a little, help a lot.”

• Ronald McDonald House: A group can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in residence. Other opportunities include hosting special events. Another way to help is by conducting a “Wish List” Drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 477-2273. • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are need to help build houses. You must be at least 16 years old and be willing to work an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. For dates, times and locations or any other information, call 434-5456, ext. 140.

• The USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial in Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help chip paint, restore aircraft, clean displays, polish torpedo tubes and assist with general set up. For more information, contact Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail info@learntoreadnwf.org. • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Youth mentoring organization matches screened adult volunteers with children ages 6 through eighth grade who come primarily from single parent homes. For more information, go to www.bbbsnwfl.org.

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

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

ext. 3122. If you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to Peer Support Group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing your problems with peers is proven to be more successful to your wellbeing than discussing it with others.

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

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

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

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

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



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2/1 duplex. 5 Ellis B. Ready to move in. $395/month +utilities. 2914591.

2006 Nissan Titan SE. Crew cab 2WD. 60K. Power package, dvd, running Roommates boards, tow package. $15K. 251-379-0475 Male roommate wanted 15 Moto Guzzi 1973 minutes from 850 el dorado back gate of NAS: police special. $ 3 7 5 / m o n t h B e a u t i f u l i n c l u d e s condition. Low e v e r y t h i n g . miles. $11,500. Laundry, wifi, etc. 375-0201. Lillian, Ala. 2914591

Real Estate

Homes for rent Two (possible three) bedroom, two bath. 1204 Wilson Ave, Wa r r i n g t o n . $700/month plus deposit. Utilities required. Central heat and air. Close to base. 492-1189 or 377-5384 Nice 3/2 house. Close to base. $700/month. Call after 1 pm: 4778286.

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

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Announcements Moving sale: furniture, small Haul Off Free! chest of drawers, Lawn Mowers, l a m p s , Appliances, kitchenware, yard Scrap Metal tools and misc. 850-944-2394 456-3609 850-602-7337 100 New Donors Needed Save a life. Make a Difference New donors can donate life saving plasma and receive $100 compensation in two donations. Talecris 3810 Barrancas Ave 850-456-0975 www.Grifolsplas ma.com Walk-ins welcome Current picture ID, Social Security Number required

Garage Sales My junk, your treasure. Nov. 1618. 7:30-4. Clothes, bowling equip, luggage, exercise machines, oven, saws, lamps, d r a p e s , aboveground pool. 5131 Choctaw Dr. Perdido Bay CC Golf Resort.



Pool table. 8’ x 4’ large, real slab, heavy, you move. $250. 292-4004. SW Pensacola

Self-defense: Remington 870 wing master 12 gauge pump shotgun. 18.5 inch barrel. Ventilated rib. Holds five rounds. Excellent condition. $150. 454-9486

HP ink. 1 black, 4 light magenta, 2 Merchandise light cyan, 1 Articles for Sale y e l l o w . Unopened. $25. Playboy back 944-7177 issue from 80’s, Rattan Couch $ 1 5 0 . Florida Gators good to excellent Matching swivel jacket, men’s size condition. $1 each OBO. 456-3609 chair $50. Very small. Great good condition. Christmas present. Rifle vice for 453-1909 Never worn. $50. bench rest, long 944-7177 range shooting. lladro: Fishing Fully adjustable. with Gramps with Cobra 2-way New and never wood base. radio model used. Cost over Perfect, $1,000. CXR925, like $130. Sell for $35. 479-4198 new. 35 mile 712-1425 (good S n a p - o n range conditions), 22 Penn, red sided kegerator. Brand channels. 10 114H high speed new, never used. 6/0 reel and custom NOAA weather $700 obo. 623rod. Excellent channels, VOX 3429 $65. hands free. Asking condition 497-1167. $50. 944-7177 Drum set, Pacific 5-piece, black Fresh crop pecans satin finish, Addison safety in shell, done in 5 chrome, birch- steel tow work lb bags. Large size, type shells. Sabian boot. New. Men’s $3 per pound. cymbals hardware 9 regular. $50. Medium size, $2 included. Contact 944-7177 per pound. 476Larry, 453-4721. 3592.



Weight bench Autos for sale w/leg lift. 150 lb. Chev Weights w/weight 2010 stand. $100 firm. Cobalt 4 door auto. Excellent 944-7177 condition. 51K mi. German dirndle $11,000 obo. 995with apron. 8853. E x c e l l e n t ‘93 Honda condition. size 8, Prelude. 637$55, 455-7990 1061. Fast car, black, 2 door. New Shark Navigator engine. Best offer. vacuum cleaner with pet tools. 1995 Ford Like new. $75. Mustang. under 932-3467 book mileage: Fall seasonal coffee mugs, $3 each. 10 mugs. All 10 for $25. 4557990 Paint guns for sale. Tipman 98 custom, Spider MR1, Converter 1, plus extra hoppers. Two masks, chest protector, three CO2 tanks. $400 obo. Great deal! 479-9822

Motor 2011 Corvette Z06. 12k miles. Just like new. Black on black, beautiful inside and out. $65,000. Call Bill: 2936627.

Trucks/Vans Suvs

2003, F150 , regular cab, 2door, white, 179,000 miles v6 automatic, runs 38,000. 932-3467 good, A/C & heater $2,800. Call 712-6604. 1985 Porsche 928 S3 2V DOHC 5 speed, V8. Must sell 2007 Metallic blue Toyota 4-Runner, w/black leather white, clean, good interior. Paint & condition. Power int. complete windows, locks, 2011. New hatch. CD player. windshield, 6 5 K battery, engine. miles. $15,900 Show car. $12K OBO. 341-0947, firm. 450-0460 leave message. Serious inquiries 2006 Cadillac only. DTS. 32,800 miles, garage kept. All maintenance done by dealer. $20,000 obo. Call 944-9859.

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Chevy Silverado 1500, 1997, 5.7L V8, reg cab, 2WD, tow pkg, runs great, low miles, second owner, $3,100. 525-4631

19’ Four Winns boat. 1995 V8. Troll motor. Bimi top. GPS. $4,499 obo. 748-0788

2007 Chevy Tohoe LS 69,500 miles, garage kept, leather 3rd row seat, $19,800. 6265900


3/2 recently renovated home. All electric. Fenced yard. About 1 mile from Corry Station. $795/month plus 225 Searay deposit. 206-3331 Weekender 2003, runs great, full House for rent bimini, camping near I-10/Pine Forest Road. 3 zip-ins, boat b e d / 1 cover, carpets, bath/fenced/garag 360 hrs, all records. $18,500. e $700/month Call 706-566525-4631. 4577

1994 Susuki Real Estate Intruder 1400. 22,250 miles, Homes for rent custom paint, apes, good runner. $4,000 OBO. 288- 3/2 just minutes 0644 from back gate Misc. Motor NAS. Helon Caro school district. BOAT FOR Call Vicki at 281SALE Robalo 7624 2160 cuddy cabin for sale. New bimini top in 2011. 200 HP Mercury Mariner and trailer. Boat is a '94, runs fine, put on trailer after storm scare. $9,999. Call Mike at 723-9565.

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2/1 Cottage Apt. Waterfront w/dock. Fenced front yard. 5 minutes from NAS front gate. $600/month. Utilities included. First/last month’s rent, deposit. No pets/indoor smoking. 4573753

Nice 2/1 Milton apartment. Minutes from Whiting. Central heat/ac/privacy fence, nice neighborhood. $525 plus deposit. Call Karen 6261814.

1BR apartment attached to home w/pool. Central to bases, airports, malls, etc. $550, 1/2 utilities, $600 security deposit. Non-smoking. Suitable for one person. 465-3983 or (703) 618-9875

Off Scenic Hwy, near Apple Market and downtown. 2/1 house, partial furnished, new kitchen, new g r a n i t e countertop, new appliances, w a s h e r / d r y e r, f i r e p l a c e . $780/month. Call/text (239) 672-0335.

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


R o o m m a t e wanted to share nice 3/2 house, in a quiet Private room in neighborhood private home. $400/month, $ 5 0 0 / m o n t h l y. Pensacola Beach Perdido close to Nice and clean. Condo. Gulf-side shopping, beach & Close to w/pool. 2 BR, 1½ NAS. 292-8174 everything, Bath, $950/month including NAS. to utilities included, Roommate Free laundry and fully furnished, 6 share large 2 story cable. Must month lease, 934- home near base. furnish some food. 3790 or 748-8747. $495/mo. Utilities 696-2816 included. 1 mile Milton executive from. For more home. Golfer’s Immaculate 4/3 delight. 3/2 ½ plus info call 206-3331 home estate at bonus room and Emerald Shores. office. 3,500 sqft. Minutes to back Located on culgate NAS de-sac in P e n s a c o l a . Tanglewood East. $1,400/month plus $1,600/month plus deposit. Call 529- deposit. Call 0776 or 492-6158. Karen 626-1814.

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good schools and park. $135,000. MLS 433851. Call/text (239) Country living, 672-0335. 3/2 home, 2,315 sf, many W a t e r f r o n t 2/1 C U S T O M bungalow. features. A must- within a mile of see. 529-1843 Navy facilities. Appliances $240,000. 3/4. i n c l u d e d . 3,000 SF. Quiet Tiled/screened in neighborhood in porch. Fenced West Pensacola. yard, security Built-in 15 minutes from lights. NAS back gate, bookcases/storage shown by appt. . $109,900, 456455-3265 3609. MLS # 432224 East Hill, North 19th Ave. house, 2/1. $97,000 as is. One car garage. Call/text (239) 672-0335 Homes for sale

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