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Blue Angels conduct change of command From Blue Angels Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, held the squadron’s change of command ceremony at the NaNaval tional Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Nov. 12. Cmdr. Eric Doyle relieved Capt. Ryan Bernacchi as Blue Angels commanding officer/ flight leader and spoke of his optimism for the future and pride in taking command of the prestigious squadron.

Aircraft were everywhere at the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show ... U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, finished out the 2017 season with more than 180,000 people attending the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 10 to 11. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock • For a two-page photo feature from the air show, see pages four and five of today’s Gosport and for more photo coverage, go online to www. gosport pensacola. com

“It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron,” Doyle said. “I am humbled to join such a talented group of dedicated professionals as we head into the team’s 72nd air show season.” Doyle joined the Blue Angels in September. Prior to his selection as the Blue Angels’ commanding officer, he was the commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, the “Stingers,” at NAS See Blues on page 2

PWD: Help keep base’s drains clear of holiday FOG From Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

NAS Pensacola Public Works Department (NASP PWD) has teamed up with Emerald Coast Utilities Autority (ECUA) to remind base personnel to help avoid expensive repairs and keep the base’s drains flowing freely. It is that time of year again – the holidays. Family, friends, food – turkey, gravy, buttery homemade desserts

IWTC Corry Station staff and students honor local veterans From IWTC Corry Station

Service members from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station visited veterans at Southern Oaks Care Center for a Veterans Day observance Nov. 10. Thirty-two staff members and students volunteered for the event. IWTC Corry Station’s Performance Arts Company opened the memorial service by singing the national anthem. After a word of thanks by the center’s director, David Keighley, active duty service members delivered appreciation certificates to each veteran present during the ceremony. “This was our best See Vets on page 2

and the potential of sanitary sewage overflows. It is true the holiday season comes with an increase amount of pollution from costly sewer backups and overflows. During the holidays – when more people are cooking higher-fat-content foods, deep-fat frying their turkeys and enjoying large family meals – the amount of fats, oils and grease (FOG) entering into the ECUA sewer system increases, as does the potential for problems.

The rich holiday foods such as turkey and gravy get washed down the drain during cleanup of pots, pans and fryers. The fats and greasy scraps harden, especially in cold weather, and stick to the inside of sewer lines and build up over time, causing clogs and potential overflows. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure kitchens See FOG on page 2

Hovercraft unit comes ashore at Panama City By Daniel Broadstreet Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division

It is a turning point in history now that 10 Sailors from Assault Craft Unit Four (ACU 4), based in Little Creek, Va., have arrived at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). According to ACU 4 Detachment Panama City Officer in Charge Master Chief Stephen Lowe, the Sailors will spend the next several years in Panama City as ACU 4 DET Panama City, not only to make preparations for the arrival of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) – the ship to shore connector (SSC) –

but the detachment will also be conducting various types of testing. The initial wave of ACU 4 Sailors permanently changed duty stations from Virginia Beach, Va. in August 2017 in preparation for 20 additional Sailors to join them in the months to come, but only on a temporary assignment. The military personnel are the advanced team preparing to accept the SSC crafts in December 2017 as well as additional civilian and contract support. “The SSC is the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of LCACs, which is nearing the end of their service life,” Lowe said. “The mission of these craft is to See ACU4 on page 2

Cmdr. Chad Smith, commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, signals the start of a tug-of-war match during the school’s semiannual Warrior Day event. Photo by CTR1 Marcus Vasquez

IWTC Corry Station holds Warrior Day games By MC2 Taylor Jackson

Students at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in a multiple-sport competition after completing their holiday safety training, Nov. 9. The competition, nicknamed “Warrior Day,” gave “A” and “C” school

students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and compete against their fellow service members. Events included flag football, bowling, disc golf, volleyball, tug-of-war and a pushup competition. “Warrior Day embodies the spirit of competition and learning the value of teamwork,” said Cmdr. Chad Smith, IWTC Corry

Station’s commanding officer. “It’s embracing the warrior culture and learning that the team is stronger than the individual.” Before gathering at the track on NAS Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station, students attended a safety stand down briefing in See Warrior on page 2

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USO Northwest Florida kicks off ‘We’ve Got Your 96’ for active-duty military and families during Thanksgiving From USO of Northwest Florida

USO of Northwest Florida has begun planning their “We’veGotYourNinety-Six” events for active-duty service memberswhowillbeunableto gohomefortheholidayweekend. Patrons can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal served by thestaffatthebasegalleybeginningat3p.m.andthenhead totheUSOcentersforvarious food and fun throughout the longholidayweekend. The USO centers at both NAS Pensacola and NASP

CorryStationwillopenat3p.m. Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day. DedicatedvolunteersandUSO NorthwestFloridastaffwillbe serving smoked turkey and cranberryslidersandapiebuffettokickoffthefestivities.Patrons can expect football and moviesonseveralbigscreens, aswellasaselfiephotostation. Thefestivitiesdonotendon Thursday.Thefunwillcontinue Nov.24withcornhole,horseshoe, Giant Jenga and ladder balltournaments.OnNov.25, servicemembersandtheirfamiliescanenjoyartsandcrafts,

and bingo along with home cookedchiliandflagfootball. Finally,visitorswillbeableto showtheirteamspiritatSunday’s Football-n-Wings party Nov.26. ItisthemissionoftheUSO tokeepservicemembersconnected to family, home and countrythroughouttheirservice tothenation.Eachdayofthis four-day event, there will be quietareasdesignatedforFaceTime, Skype and phone calls home. Service members will alsobeencouragedtousethe selfiestationtotakephotosof

themselvestosharewiththose thatmissthem. TheUSOisopenforactivedutymilitarymembersandtheir familiesaswellasretirees.As always, everything offered by theUSOisfreeofcharge.VisitorsmustshowmilitaryIDtoattend. It has been the goal of the USOforover75yearstoprovideatouchofhometoourmilitary.Thisyear,USONorthwest Floridaplansonhostingmore than 3,000 military members andtheirfamiliesinourPensacola centers during the

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Blue Angels incoming and outgoing COs salute Rear Adm. James Bynum, Chief of Naval Air Training, Nov. 12 at the Blue Angels change of command ceremony. Photo by Blue Angels Public Affairs Blues from page 1

Lemoore,Calif.Doyle’spreviousassignments include: Strike Fighter Squadron115(VFA-115),the“Eagles,” NAS Lemoore; U.S. Navy FighterWeaponsSchool(TOPGUN), NAS Fallon, Nev.; Strike Fighter Squadron37(VFA-37),the“Ragin’ Bulls,”atNASOceana,Va.;Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15, the “Valions,” at NAS Oceana, Va.; 422ndTest&EvaluationSquadron, the“GreenBats,”atNellisAirForce Base,LasVegas,Nev. BernacchijoinedtheBlueAngels inSeptember2015.Heledtheteam through two different, three-month longtrainingwork-ups,wherepilots completed 240 practice flights between2016and2017.Healsoledthe teaminperformingmorethan110air showsandflyoversinmorethan60 locationsthroughouttheU.S.Bernacchiisawaitingorderstohisnextduty station. “Iamimmenselyhonoredtohave servedasthecommandingofficerand flightleaderoftheBlueAngels,andI

willbeforeverthankfulfortheexperiencesIsharedwiththeteamand withthepeopleIhavebeenfortunate tomeet,allaroundourcountyinthe pasttwoyears,”Bernacchisaid.“Iam extremely proud of the men and women– SailorsandMarines,ofthe BlueAngels,andthededication,skill andteamworkwithwhichtheyrepresenttheNavyandMarineCorps.” ThemissionoftheBlueAngelsis to showcase the pride and professionalismoftheUnitedStatesNavy andMarineCorpsbyinspiringaculture of excellence and service to countrythroughflightdemonstrations and community outreach. In 2016, theBlueAngelscelebratedtheir70th anniversary.Since1946,theBlueAngelshaveperformedformorethan 496millionfans. FormoreinformationontheBlue Angels,visitwww. blue angels. navy. mil, www. facebook. com/ blue angels, orwww. twitter. com/ blueangels. FormorenewsfromNavyBlue Angels,visitwww. navy. mil/ local/ blueangels/.

donotpolluteandavoidsewagebackupsin homes and neighborhoods. Hosts should avoid disposing fatty substances such as lards/shortening, butter/margarine, food scraps,dairyproducts,batterandicing,salad dressingsandsaucesintoasinkordrain. Fryingaturkeythisyear?Followthese stepstosafelydisposeofusedcookingoil: •Lettheoilcoolcompletely.Pourintoits originalcontaineroranotherleak-proofcontainerandlabel“usedcookingoil” •TaketheusedcookingoiltoanECUA Cooking Oil Disposal Station or call the ECUAforafreeResidentialHouseholdHazardousWastecollection •Forsmallervolumesallowtheoiltocool andsolidify.Scrapeitintothetrash.Hint:add

Thanksgiving holiday. USO NorthwestFloridaairportcenters in PNS andVPS airports willalsobeopentoaccommodatetravelingmilitaryfamilies. Notonlywillthisbeanopportunitytogivethetroopsa“home away from home,” but it also givesthecommunityanopportunitytogivebacktothosewho givesomucheverydayduring thisThanksgivingholiday. Ifyouwouldliketodonateto USONorthwestFloridaorvolunteer, visit www.uso.org/ northwestflorida. Learn more byclickingon“Events.”

kittylittertotheoil.Thelitterwillabsorbthe oilandformclumpsforeasygarbagedisposal HerearetipsforafriendlyFOGcleanup: •Pourcooledfatsandoilsintoacanwith alidanddisposeofinthegarbageorrecycle atanECUAdropoffsite •Wipedowngreasypots,pansanddishes withapapertowelbeforewashing •Disposeofthepapertowelinthegarbage, notinyourrecyclingcan •Don’tusehotwaterorthegarbagedisposaltowashfatsdownthedrain.Watercools throughthepipes,causingfatstohardeninto clogsfurtheralonginthesewersystem •DropoffusedcookingoilatECUADisposalStations For more information, go to www.ecua.fl.gov orcall476-0480.

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theirclassrooms.Theannualtrainingreinforcedkeytopicssuchasresponsibledrinking,motorcyclesafety,suicidepreventionandsexualassaultpreventionandreporting.Studentswere alsoprovidedtrainingontopicsspecifictosafetyduringtheholidayseason. WarriorDayisasemiannualeventorganizedbytheIWTCCorryStationstaff.Thetrainingisalsoheldatthestartofhurricaneseason. “WarriorDayisagreatwaytogivethestudentsabreakfromtheclassroom,whilealsoreinforcingvaluablelessonsandbringingusalltogetherasoneteam,”IWTCCorryStation’s CommandMasterChiefJoanneGibsonsaid. Vets from page 1

(Veteran’s Day) event to date,” Keighley said. “So manyservicememberscame outtoservethosethatserved

theircountry.” Senior leaders present fromeachservicemadebedside visits to veterans who could not attend the ceremonytothankthemfortheir

service and to deliver each theirappreciationcertificates. Afterthememorialceremony,servicemembersdelivered cake and drinks to eachveteraninthecourtyard.

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landsurfaceassaultelementsinsupportofOperationalManeuverfromtheSea(OMFTS),at over-the-horizondistances,whileoperatingfromamphibiousshipsandmobilelandingplatforms.LCACsandSSCsareprimarilyusedtohaulvehicles,heavyequipmentandsupplies throughvariedenvironmentalconditionsfromamphibiousshipstooverthebeach.” TheACU4DETwillalsoserveastheoperationalandmaintenancecrewfortheSSCacceptanceandoperationaltrialsthroughpost-deliverytestandtrials,eventsthatwillbeconductedintheGulfofMexico,specificallytestrangeslocatedoffthecoastofPanamaCity BeachandEglinAirForceBase.

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in

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Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). No winner last week; let’s try an easier one ...

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Intensive program for veterans helps families too By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

In my 24 years as a Navy wife, I never lost sleep worrying that my husband had been injured in combat. Due to the nature of his job, he was mostly shielded from danger and thus his service to his country did not come with a huge price tag. We were lucky. Many of the 2.7 million post-9/11 veterans are not so fortunate. More than 540,000 have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and another 260,000 have Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). However, these “invisible wounds of war” are often hidden from the veterans themselves, so it is believed that the figures on PTSD are actually much higher. The afflicted cannot cope with the resulting emotions, anxiety and depression. Relationships are ruined. Substances are abused. Warriors self-destruct. With a veteran suicide rate of 20 per day, the stark reality of the sacrifices paid by our service members is truly alarming. I am embarrassed by our military family’s oblivious-

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ness, when many are struggling. So, when my neighbor, who works for a Boston-based clinical treatment facility for veterans with PTSD and TBI, offered to show me his workplace, I jumped at the chance to get involved. Home Base is a veteran and family care program founded in 2009 by the Boston Red Sox and Massachusetts General Hospital. It is one of four such facilities at academic medical centers; the others are Rush in Chicago, Emory in Atlanta and UCLA in Los Angeles. They offer both outpatient treatment, as well as inpatient Intensive Clinical Programs (ICPs) funded by the Wounded Warrior Project. Home Base’s ICP involves two weeks of residential treatment at no cost to veterans. Ten injured warriors at a time enter ICP as a “cohort.” Since the pilot program in 2015, twenty-seven cohorts have gone through ICP with promising results. The cohorts attend individual and group therapies, exposure or cognitive processing therapies, wellness activities and coping skills training. They get one year’s

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. worth of therapy in 14 days. I visited on day 15: Graduation Day. I was taken to a small, quiet space that had been neatly lined with folding chairs. A table held yellow

flowers, challenge coins, and graduation certificates. From the back, I watched the cohort file into the front row. Clinicians, staff and a few of the veterans’ family members took the seats behind. In ICP, veterans can invite one family member to attend the program for two days during the second week to receive coping skills training and attend group therapy. It is an integral part of recovery, according to Home Base’s CEO, retired Brig. Gen. Jack Hammond . “The family members have been injured by virtue of their own stress of having a loved one so far away, or by the service member coming home and disrupting the family ecosystem,” he said. “In either case, you can’t just treat the veteran, you have to heal the entire ecosystem.” After heartfelt speeches from clinicians and staff, members of the cohort stood to speak to the group one final time. A gruff warrior with a saltand-pepper beard could only squeak out, “Thank you,” before being seized by emotion. A woman veteran who

they referred to as their “den mother,” showed her appreciation for the simplicity of the process. “Here, you wake up, you set your soul free, then you go to sleep,” she said. “You get up the next day, and do it all over again.” A quiet veteran stood with his PTSD assistance dog and admitted that his treatment might be too late to save his marriage. “But that’s okay,” he reassured the crowd. “It’s reality, and now I have other people I can reach out to. I have friends. I’ll be okay.” The jokester of the group left everyone with this frank confession. “When I came here, I thought this was it,” he said. “I had a gun to my head. But I’m leaving here with hope for my future. You literally saved my life.” Hammond encourages other warriors to consider treatment. “I like to tell veterans, you are not alone, every one of us has gone through these challenges, me included,” he said. “The key is to get care, start the process. We can give you hope for a better life.”

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The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, make a formation break Nov. 11. The air show crowd was estimated at 180,000 base visitors for three shows over two days, Nov. 10 and 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team the “Leap Frogs” descend with an American flag to start the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin welcomes visitors to the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 10. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Blue Angel solo pilots take off in front of a flag-draped Forrest Sherman Field control tower Nov. 11. Photo by Bruce Graner

City of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward (left) exchanges air show comments with Sen. Marco Rubio at the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 10. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Justin Norris gives his son Jase, age 4, a better view during the Nov. 11 air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Workers atop the Pensacola Lighthouse wave as Blue Angel aircraft fly over during the air show Nov. 11. Photo by Bruce Graner

Bill Stein’s Edge 540 aircraft shows off its cutting-edge color-changing paint technology. The Edge’s paint can appear green to purple, with pink, yellow, gold and orange. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn Rob Holland of Ultimate Airshows wows the crowd in his carbon fiber, all-American-made MXS-RH. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, prepare for takeoff Nov. 11. The show marked the conclusion of the Blues 2017 air show season. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn

John Stoll, 92, retired corpsman and World War II and Korean War veteran, watches the Nov. 10 air show. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Chris Darnell’s Shockwave Jet Truck throws flames Nov. 11. Shockwave produces 36,000 horsepower. Photo by Greg Mitchell

Greg Shelton Airshows wingwalker Ashley Shelton climbs on top of a 450 Super Stearman biplane. Photo by Bruce Graner




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The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, make a formation break Nov. 11. The air show crowd was estimated at 180,000 base visitors for three shows over two days, Nov. 10 and 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team the “Leap Frogs” descend with an American flag to start the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin welcomes visitors to the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 10. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Blue Angel solo pilots take off in front of a flag-draped Forrest Sherman Field control tower Nov. 11. Photo by Bruce Graner

City of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward (left) exchanges air show comments with Sen. Marco Rubio at the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 10. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Justin Norris gives his son Jase, age 4, a better view during the Nov. 11 air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Workers atop the Pensacola Lighthouse wave as Blue Angel aircraft fly over during the air show Nov. 11. Photo by Bruce Graner

Bill Stein’s Edge 540 aircraft shows off its cutting-edge color-changing paint technology. The Edge’s paint can appear green to purple, with pink, yellow, gold and orange. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn Rob Holland of Ultimate Airshows wows the crowd in his carbon fiber, all-American-made MXS-RH. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, prepare for takeoff Nov. 11. The show marked the conclusion of the Blues 2017 air show season. Photo by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn

John Stoll, 92, retired corpsman and World War II and Korean War veteran, watches the Nov. 10 air show. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Chris Darnell’s Shockwave Jet Truck throws flames Nov. 11. Shockwave produces 36,000 horsepower. Photo by Greg Mitchell

Greg Shelton Airshows wingwalker Ashley Shelton climbs on top of a 450 Super Stearman biplane. Photo by Bruce Graner




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The ‘hidden gems’ of NAS Whiting Field Story, photo by Ens. Kyle Muka NASWF Public Affairs Office


he busy daily life of Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) can cause a person to overlook some of the great opportunities that this base has to offer. A closer look at the support services and history surrounding NASWF reveal numerous hidden gems to be taken advantage of by all who work and visit this installation. NASWF activities are supported by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) staff and facilities. Some of the excellent resources and facilities offered by MWR are more well-known than others. MWR offers a wide variety of food choices around the base, but a true gem is located inside the Helicopter Training Squadron 8 (HT-8) and Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) building on the South Field side of the base. The South Field Snack Bar serves a

delicious lineup to keep students and instructors fueled. The South Field Snack Bar is also the only food establishment on base one can find a breakfast burrito to get you through your morning. The South Field Snack Bar is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is just one of many places to eat at NASWF. MWR offers numerous activities on and off base that could be taken advantage of more, just ask NAS Whiting Field MWR

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) personnel wait to order from the South Field Snack Bar located inside the Helicopter Training Squadron 8 (HT-8) building. The snack bar is known as one of the “hidden gems” on the installation and is recommended for the breakfast burritos that are made to order. The snack bar is a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) food option that is open Monday through Friday starting at 6 a.m.

Marketing Manager Lenny Nordmann. Another one of MWR’s hidden gems is the Disc Golf Course, nicknamed “the Gopher Holes” due to the prevalence of gopher tortoises in the surrounding area, Nordmann said. “ ‘Gopher Holes’ is located adjacent to the Clear Creek RV Park outside of the west gate,” Nordmann said. “The course is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is free to play. “A downloadable score card is posted on the MWR website or a hard copy can be obtained at the Liberty Center,” Nordmann said. Whiting Park, located at 5499 Old River Road in Milton, is a goldmine for recreation and outdoor enthusiasts. Whiting Park is a beautiful outdoor area along the Blackwater River filled with outdoor activities that caters exclusively to base personnel. “There is something for the whole family, including boat rental, sand volleyball courts, basketball, horseshoes, corn hole and a wading area and playground for children,”

Nordmann said. Whiting Park is open Friday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Whiting Park also offers picnic pavilions with barbecue stations that are available for rent and is an excellent location for parties and weekend relaxation. For more information on what NASWF MWR has to offer, go to www. navy mwr whiting field.com. NASWF is also rich with history. On loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola are items commemorating the namesake of NAS Whiting Field, Kenneth Whiting. The dress uniform of Whiting, Naval Aviator No.016, can be found in a display case behind the quarterdeck of the command building, Bldg. 1401. Accompanying the uniform in the display are various other items from Whiting’s military career. These include Whiting’s photo from the Naval Academy taken in 1905 along with a photo of Whiting preparing for his first solo with the Wright brothers in August of 1914. The display is both a window

into the life of the namesake of Whiting Field as well as the very early years of naval aviation. North Field at NASWF is home to a piece of living history. Amid the orange and white T-6Bs stands a single T6B that does not look like the others. Tail number 064 is the sole T-6B pained in yellow. While 064 is easily seen on the flight line, the significance of the aircraft is not widely known. 064 is part of a Navywide heritage paint project that pays tribute to aircraft of the past by painting today’s fleet and training aircraft in the schemes of previous aircraft. 064 is painted in “Yellow Peril,” the paint scheme for Navy primary trainers from 1930 to 1950. 064 is one of a series of U.S. Navy aircraft that have been painted with a particular paint scheme as a part of the Navy heritage paint project. Around every corner, there is something to see and do at NASWF. From breakfast burritos, Whiting Park and living history, NASWF offers something for everyone.


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GOSPORT Military notices CLEP and DSST test marathon

The coastline’s National Test Center will be hosting a CLEP and DSST Test Marathon from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. The testing center is located onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Suite 23, the former Navy College building. Testers may arrive at any time between the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and test without a reservation. This is the perfect time for students who plan to graduate in December to take those final exams. Remember to bring two forms of identification with you and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam, contact Wendy Spradlin at 4080047 or wspradlin@coastline.edu.

Onboard NASP NEX mall holiday events schedule

The NEX mall will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the holiday season. The events will include: • Angel Giving Tree: Now through Dec. 10, inside mall entrance • Toys for Tots Drive: Now through Dec. 15, boxes at each entrance and exit • Navy Blue Friday: Nov. 24, doors open at 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Santa’s ride to the mall on a firetruck: Nov. 25, arrives at 10:45 a.m. • Santa’s Workshop Visits: Every Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 through Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Story Time with Santa: Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., in his personalized services workshop • Pet Photos with Santa: Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on any of these events, contact Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

FFSC Novemeber classes available

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), offers a variety of classes. Upcoming classes include: • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Nov. 27 • New Spouse and Newcomer Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Nov. 17

Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@BallingerPublishing.com. 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. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 28. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age • Survive the Holidays with Money in Your Pocket: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Nov. 22 For information or to register for any of these classes, call 452-5990.

Around town Glenn Miller orchestra live

Come hear the Glenn Miller orchestra, one of the greatest bands of all time, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., as they bring unique jazz and big band sounds to the National Naval Aviation Museum. The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. Since 1956, the band has been consistently performing an average of 300 live dates each year worldwide. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org/event/glenn-miller-orchestra-2018/.

Invitation to talk with Japan Consul

There will be a Japanese-American Society event featuring delegation members presenting explanations and opinions on Japan’s foreign policy and other various policies, as well as highlight positive aspects of Japan, with the aim to develop the U.S. and Japan relationship further. The event will be held

Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The five-member delegation accompanied by Consul General Ken Okaniwa will talk on Japan and hold question-and-answer for 30 min. each followed by a reception. If you are interested in attending this event, visit, w w w. m i a m i . u s . e m b - j a p a n . g o . j p / i t p r _ e n / 00_000383.html and RSVP by Nov. 14.

Annual I Pink I Can Run scheduled

The 5th snnual I Pink I Can Run will be held Feb. 24 at Flora-Bama starting with a 9 a.m. gun start. This run offers a great course, awards, food, music, after party and fun. Join in to show extra love for breast cancer survivors. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Keeping Abreast Foundations’ breast health programs and help individuals in the community receive screening and diagnostic imaging services. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-ipink-i-can-run-2018?int=.

Invitation to 27th annual Pow Wow

The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe will be hosting their 27th annual Pow Wow. It will be held Nov. 18 and 19 on the tribal grounds at 4750 Willard Norris Road, Milton, at the corner of Willard Norris Road and Oser Road. The Grand Entry will commence at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 and 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Native American Drumming will be by “Drums of the Descendants.” Head dancers are Sara McGahee and Joseph Confer. Native American artifacts will be on display at the Heritage Booth. There will be storytelling for the youth by tribal elders. Food concessions will feature Indian fry bread and roasted corn soaked in a secret Indian mixture. The tribe are asking for your help in making this the most highly attended Pow Wow in their history. Join the tribe in a celebration of Native American heritage and culture. Parking and admission are free. For further information contact, Dan Helms at 748-2441 or by e-mail at Council@SantaRosaCreekTribe.org.

Free Scottish dance classes announced

Free Scottish dance classes are being offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. every Sunday.



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NETPDC celebrates cultures at diversity day; See page B2 Spotlight


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iabetes: If you do not live with it yourself, then it is likely you have a family member or friend who does. This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent it. According to the latest Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report: • 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the United States’ population have diabetes • Diagnosed: 21.0 million people • Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8 percent of people with diabetes are undiagnosed) What is diabetes? Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works, or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and premature death. What are the types of diabetes? Type 1 diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or juvenile-onset diabetes. Although disease onset can occur at any age, the peak age for diagnosis is in the mid-teens. Type 1 diabetes develops when the cells that produce the hormone insulin, known as the beta cells, in the pancreas are destroyed. This destruction is initiated or mediated by the body’s immune system and limits or completely eliminates the production and secretion of insulin, the hormone that is required to lower blood glucose levels. To survive, people with type 1 diabetes must have insulin delivered by injection or a pump. In adults, type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. There is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes. Several clinical trials for preventing type 1 diabetes are currently in progress with additional studies being planned. Type 2 diabetes was previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or

adult-onset diabetes because the peak age of onset is usually later than type 1 diabetes. In adults, type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a disorder in which the cells primarily within the muscles, liver and fat tissue do not use insulin properly. As the need for insulin rises, the beta cells in the pancreas gradually lose the ability to produce sufficient quantities of the hormone. The risk for developing type 2 diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, some Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pa-

During pregnancy, increasing blood glucose levels increase the risk for both mother and fetus and require treatment to reduce problems for the mother and infant. Treatment may include diet, regular physical activity, or insulin. Shortly after pregnancy, 5 to 10 percent of women with gestational diabetes continue to have high blood glucose levels and are diagnosed as having diabetes, usually type 2. The risk factors for gestational diabetes are similar

cific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes and its complications. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, although uncommon, is being diagnosed more frequently among American Indians, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and Pacific Islanders. Gestational diabetes is a form of glucose intolerance diagnosed during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

to those for type 2 diabetes. The occurrence of gestational diabetes itself is a risk factor for developing recurrent gestational diabetes with future pregnancies and subsequent development of type 2 diabetes. Also, the children of women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancies may be at risk of developing obesity and diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have high blood glucose or he-

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Diabetics use a blood glucose meter and a lancet (a tool to get a drop of blood) to check their blood glucose. A meter will use the blood to give you a number which is known as the blood glucose level. It is usually checked before meals, after meals and sometimes at bedtime.

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moglobin A1C levels but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, but not everyone with prediabetes will progress to diabetes. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, a large prevention study of people at high risk for diabetes, showed that lifestyle intervention that resulted in weight loss and increased physical activity in this population can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and in some cases return blood glucose levels to within the normal range. Other international studies have shown similar results. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you: • Are 45 years of age or older • Are overweight • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes • Are physically active fewer than three times per week • Ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds. • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) can help TRICARE beneficiaries assess their risk of diabetes. Contact one of NHP’s certified diabetes educators: LaNora Glaze at 505-7099 at NHP’s Family Medicine’s Medical Home Port or Joyce Robinson at 505-6367 at NHP’s Internal Medicine Medical Home Port.

Jokes & Groaners Wisdom and quotes from English poet John Dryden

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“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.”




November 17, 2017

NETPDC celebrates cultures, nationalities with diversity day Story, photo by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs


taff of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) held a diversity day celebration at Saufley Field Nov. 3. The event offered multicultural training with presentations, speakers, displays of artifacts and samples of food from around the world. Bonnie Crosby, NETPDC Equal Opportunity Committee Chairman, coordinated the event. Crosby, originally from Guam, grew up a military brat, living around the world enjoying varied cultures. “We decided to observe a single diversity day instead of individual monthly special emphasis observances because of the broader audience it attracts and greater learning opportunities,” Crosby said. “Our staff is made up of many nationalities, and each has their own story, background and talents to share.” Diversity day attendees were issued passports that were stamped as they visited

each booth and learned about the numerous cultures represented. Booth offerings ranged from information and giveaways to a plated lunch. Cultural dress ranged from flight suits to kimonos. Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer, said that he was gratified to see the strong turnout in support of diversity and impressed by the learning opportunities. “A lot of conflict in the world today is due to a lack of understanding between different cultures,” Brooks said. “Events like our diversity day celebration help bridge the gap of understanding and create unity by helping our staff learn something new about diverse backgrounds. Each of us is unique, but also part of this rich and diverse American

Audrey Austin (left), NETPDC Advancement Center staffer speaks with Donna Stough from the PRIDE booth during the Diversity Day celebration at Saufley Field Nov. 3.

culture. Embracing diversity is vital to both our present and future as a military organization and as a nation.” NETPDC’s mission is to provide products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career devel-

opment and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Navy Advancement Center (NAC), Voluntary Education (VOLED) Department and the Resources Management

Department. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found by visiting www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default. htm.


GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Dec. 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unre-

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

stricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique chal-

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. lenges of military life. • SAFE Talk Workshop (Sponsored by NAS Pensacola Chapel) When: Thursday Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to noon. Where: J. B. McKamey Center Classrooms Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola Who: Military, DoD and NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, aufley Field and NAS Whiting Field civilian employees The SafeTALK workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, talk about suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide, either directly or indirectly, invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to identify and work with these opportunities to help protect life. Powerful videos illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice stimulate learning. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

talking about suicide • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide first aid intervention caregiver You must be able to participate in the entire workshop. Experience small group discussions and skills-practice sessions based upon proven learning principles. Instructional, powerful videos on suicide intervention are presented. Create safety for others. Learn how to conduct suicide first aid. To register contact NAS Pensacola Chapel CREDO Detachment and provide rank, name, contact information, and supervisor’s name. You must be able to participate in the entire workshop. • CREDO Southeast presents “Personal Resiliency Workshop” Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Personal Resiliency Re-

treat (PRW) will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects. During this workshop you will: • Strengthen resiliency • Establish personal growth goals • Learn personal relaxation techniques • Develop stress coping and problem-solving skills • Take greater responsibility for personal decisions • Develop spiritual fitness by deepening your sense of purpose in life • Increase self-awareness and how your personal history shaped your life • Enhance social wellness through friendship, family cohesion, and social support Workshop Location: J. B. McKamey Center Classrooms Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. NAS Pensacola CREDO Detachment contact information: Work: 452-2093 E-mail: tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an overview of the Marine Corps lifestyle. It is a great way to meet other military spouses and an introduction to all that the military and the city of Pensacola has to offer. It is fun, informative and beneficial. Class date is Dec. 2. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; classes are held at MATSG-21 headquarters (Bldg. 3450), in the commanding officer’s conference room. To register, contact Shanel Gainey, MCFTB Trainer at 4529460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel. Gainey@usmc.mil.

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Ring in holidays with Winterfest From Winterfest


ENSACOLA, Fla. – In the Gulf Coast city of Pensacola, a month-long festival has helped to ring in the holiday season for almost 20 years. The city’s historic downtown streets – these days lit up during the holidays with more than half a million white lights – form a magical backdrop for Winterfest, an iconic celebration that kicks off Nov. 24, Black Friday with an Elf Parade and ends Christmas eve, offering up a daily supply of live performances, trolley tours, cascades of “snow,” visits with Santa and more. Generations of families in and visitors to Northwest Florida have made a tradition of enjoying live re-enactments of some of their favorite holiday scenes during the Christmas season at Winterfest. From “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and many more, Winterfest brings to life classic holiday stories on the streets of downtown Pensacola.

Winterfest first began as a neighborhood celebration in the 1990s and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2004. Over the years, Winterfest has grown into a production-scale event series lasting throughout the month leading up to Christmas. Winterfest offers attractions for families and children of all ages, including visits with Santa Claus and a live nativity scene, but Winterfest is best known for its Trolley Performance Tours, which have garnered national recognition. The performance tours begin as riders are welcomed by singing conductors aboard decorated trolleys in the heart of downtown Pensacola. From there, riders are transported from scene to scene where amateur and professional local actors pres-

Performers for the 2016 Pensacola Winterfest dressed as classic Christmas Carrol characters in preparation for their show. This year, Winterfest is proud to announce there will be a special Christmas week Polar Express and Grinch Tours, which are new as of 2017. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Winterfest

ent classic holiday scenes from beloved Christmas stories and interact with the guests throughout the hourlong tour. The performance tours have become extremely popular and routinely sell out each year. In 2014, Winterfest was named the top holiday attraction in Florida by Florida Travel and Life Magazine, as well as one of

the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Winterfest also played an important role in Expedia naming Pensacola a “Top 25 city in the U.S.” for Christmas festivities. More information about Winterfest, including videos, pictures and ticketing information can be found at pensacola winterfest.org.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a SATURDAY FRIDAY TUESDAY SUNDAY t c h a M o v i e

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“The Foreigner” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Happy Death Day” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.

“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.

“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG13) 5:30 p.m.

“Geostorm” (PG13) 3D: 4:30 p.m. 2D: 12:30 p.m.

“Happy Death Day” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“Geostorm” (PG13) 2D: 8 p.m.

“Blade Runner 2049” (R) 3D: 7 p.m.

“American Made” (R) 7:10 p.m.


“The Mountain Between Us” (PG13) 3 p.m.

“Geostorm” (PG13) 2D: 12:30 p.m.

“The Foreigner” (R) 5:30 p.m.

“The Foreigner” (R) 3 p.m.

“American Made” (R) 8 p.m.

“Blade Runner 2049” (R) 2D: 5:30 p.m.

“Happy Death Day” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Blade Runner 2049” (R) 2D: 7 p.m. “Geostorm” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “The Foreigner” (R) 7:30 p.m.

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Regularshows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 611, free for 5 and younger 3Dshows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASPPortisdeCinemaisclosedonMonday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com

“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG13) 5 p.m. “American Made” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Flatliners” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Happy Death Day” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG13) 5 p.m. “The Foreigner” (R) 7:10 p.m. “The Mountain Between Us” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Geostorm” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.

Morale,WelfareandRecreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com. • Karateclass:Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for activeduty and family members and $22 for DoD em• Thanksgiving5K ployees. For run: Before you get more information your gobble on, earn call 452-7810, those calories with 452-7813 or MWR’s Turkey Trot 5K 291-0940. with the Family Fit• Bushido ness Center on NASP Sports Judo Corry Station. The run Club: Tuesday is scheduled for toand Thursday, 6 morrow, Nov. 18 startp.m. to 7 p.m. ing at 10 a.m. Prizes and Saturday 9 for the first family to a.m. to 10 a.m. cross the finish line at NASP Youth and medals awarded Center, Bldg. to individual runners. 3690 (452Call 452-6004 for 2417). For chilmore details. dren ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421or e-mail baldg6@att.net. • Goodreading:The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362. • Discounttickets:Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at Bayou Grande Recreation Area (Ski Beach) at the end of John Tower Road has paddleboards, canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 281-0134. • Autorepairs: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has tools, manuals (online), equipment and lifts, as well as staff to assist. For information, call 452-6542. • CorryStationTeenCenter:Now open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4118 Children’s Way, Bldg. 4118. The center is open to all military dependents, ages 13 to 18. It offers a safe environment for military teens and their friends to get involved in programs and activities, such as Keystone, Passport to Manhood and SMART Girls, in addition to art, cooking and fitness clubs. For information call 453-3490.

Libertyactivities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.


NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Marketplace auto • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Announcements


Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.


Dr. TLC Cleaning Service, LLC. PCS moves, condos, residential or commercial. Call 850-619-0578 or 850619-0620. Garage Sale – Fri& Sat. Nov. 17-18. 0800-1500. Woodside Estates II, 7162, 7173 & 7145 Woodside Road, off Mobile Hwy behind Beulah Elementary School.


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I am looking for someone to clean a 2/1 bath duplex twice a month. Please call or text 8506074304 Roommate wanted Looking for roommate to share two story home near NAS and Corey Station. 8505496963 or email Floridalibraman@aol.com ArticlesArticles for Sale for Sale Appliances-Bisque GE dishwasher, electric range& over range microwave.Frigidaire Fridge25Cf white.Very good condition all $600 or $200 ea 850-563-7884 6” Time Machine model(1960 Movie) resin assembly kit w/CD instructions. Original purchase $155, will sell for $30. For details, 850-453-7668

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HOME FOR RENT - 3/2, greatroom w/gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, LG mstr suite, 2 car garage nice neighborhood $1425 Free: fifty 6 ft.high by 5 1/2 call or text 850-207-6749 in. wide used fence boards. Nails are removed. Locat- Two Story 4 bedroom twoed 500 yds. north of Navy and-a-half bathroom home Hosp. Call 453-9291 wanting to rent a room. In quiet subdivision close to Real Estate REAL ESTATE Nashville & Corey Field Rental $550 per month. 850-549Rentals 6963 2Br/2ba 1100 sqft waterfront condo. Holi- Room for rent $600/mp. day Harbor Condos.Par- Single family home on Pertially furnished $1290/ dido Bay. Private room/ month +security. No pets/ bath, washer/dryer, kitchno smokers call or txt en, no pets, non-smoker,off st parking, 1 person only. (850)982-4810 8504557990 Aw e s o m e , D o w n t o w n Condo, 2/2 ALL utilities included(even cable) laundry 2 pools newly remodeled,Perfect share rental 954-2886988,$1500.+ security.

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Capture the Holiday Season


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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 At Dillard’s, we recognize with continuing gratitude the sacrifices our military forces and their families make daily for our country. In appreciation, we are extending a





to military personnel** on purchases made at Dillard’s on Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30, 2017.


ONLY $29.99

With purchase of the 42 Portrait Holiday Special

With 20% Off Coupon, Regularly $37.49

1-10x13 · 2-8x10s · 4-5x7s · 4-3x5s 16-2x3s · 5-5x7 Cards · 10 Gift Tags

FREE 16 16x20 CANVAS High-quality, Gallery Wrapped Canvas Arrives Ready-to-Hang Vertical or Horizontal FREE SHIPPING

Hi-Res CD & Copyright Release of Portrait Package Image



Multiple Designs | Free Shipping

Free Custom Envelopes Printed in Studio | Multiple Designs Additional Cards as Low as 50¢ Each



Never Any Sitting Fees. Portraits, Cards and Gift Tags Printed In Studio.




LIMITED APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. HURRY, SCHEDULE ONLINE OR CALL TODAY! Cordova Crossroads 5090 North 9th Avenue, Suite B Pensacola, FL 32504 | 850.479.4184

ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS and their immediate families

and their immediate families

ACTIVATED GUARDSMEN OR RESERVISTS and their immediate families

Make your list and shop for the holidays in your favorite Dillard’s store on November 29 and 30, 2017.

NEW HOLIDAY SET & WINTER BACKGROUND Present this coupon at the beginning of your session Wednesday, November 1 thru Sunday, December 31, 2017.




Printed in Studio Multiple Designs

*10% discount on small electric appliances.

Studio Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm Appointments highly recommended; walk-ins are welcome based on availability. Specialty product handling fee applies. Only ONE Portrait Package Advertised Special of your favorite pose per family, group or individual session may be purchased with coupon through Sunday, December 31, 2017. Promotion is not valid for business purposes, individual adult subjects or unaccompanied minors. The 20% off coupon cannot be combined with any other percentage off discount. Offer is subject to change at any time.

Enjoy extra savings as Dillard’s honors our military heroes and their families! Thank you for your service to our country! NEW PROCESS FOR OBTAINING YOUR DISCOUNT: Please visit our Customer Service area and show your valid military I.D. Our customer service associates will provide you with a bar coded shopping pass to use throughout the day. Please retain this shopping pass and show it to our sales associates at the beginning of every transaction. Your appropriate discount will be applied to each transaction. This pass is valid for one day. Should you decide to shop both days, you will need to get a new shopping pass on day two. **These individuals and/or a representative from their immediate family are cordially invited to shop any area Dillard’s store on either or both days.

Call 1-800-345-5273 to find a Dillard’s store near you.

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Gosport - November 17, 2017  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola

Gosport - November 17, 2017  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola