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Blues close out 70th anniversary year By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, put the cap on the 2016 season with the annual homecoming air show Nov. 1112 at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Base officials estimated that more than 200,000 fans turned out for the twoday show. Skies were overcast Nov. 11, but the Blues were still able to perform the high show. Beautiful blue skies offered the perfect backdrop for the Nov. 12 show, the team’s final performance of a year marked by highs and lows. The team celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016 and also mourned the loss one of its members. The homecoming show also recognized the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the 100th anniversary of

Coast Guard aviation. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin acknowledged veterans and the Blue Angels 70th anniversary as he addressed the audience. “Not only is it Veterans Day weekend, but it also the 70th anniversary of the Blue Angels,” Martin said. “This is one of the special things that we can do on this special weekend when we salute our veterans. NAS Pensacola gets to give back to the community that gives to us all year long. The support that this community shows the base is unlike anywhere else I have ever been. It is truly amazing and I appreciate it.” Martin also invited the Vietnam veterans in attendance to stand, which brought a wave of cheers and applause from the crowd. Civilian and military air show performers included

Pride, patriotism and air power was on display as the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, finished out the 2016 season with its annual homecoming air show Nov. 11-12 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. About 100,000 enthusiastic fans turned out for the two-day event. (Above) “Smoke on” as the Blues make a turn toward the crowd Nov. 12. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn (Below, left-right) Spectators cheer the arrival of Blues ground team members Nov. 11; Shockwave Jet Truck performs with Bill Stein’s Edge 540 color-changing aircraft. Photos by Mike O’Connor • For a two-page photo feature from the air show, see pages four and five of today’s Gosport, and go online to www.gosportpensacola.com

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CNATT celebrates Marine Corps birthday From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

Sailors, Marines and civilian employees at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) celebrated the United States Marine Corps’ 241st birthday during a cakecutting ceremony Nov. 10 at the command’s headquarters at Naval Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Air Station Pensacola. CNATT Operations Officer Lt. Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Wysong reads 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John Lejeune’s birthday mes- Col. Timothy Nutter led the birthday sage during CNATT’s celebration of the U.S. Marine celebration, which included a readCorps’ 241st Birthday Nov. 10. Photo by Bruce Cummins ing of Gen. John A. Lejeune’s birth-

day message, a brief speech by retired Lt. Col. Sam Ridder, and cutting a birthday cake by the youngest and oldest Marines present. “Nov. 10th is a day that holds a special place of honor for every Marine; no matter where we served, whether in peacetime or in conflict, whether in the United States or abroad, whether on ship or on shore, we are part of a culture encompassed by nearly 250 years of honor, courage, and commitment,” Nutter said. “The Marines that receive training through CNATT’s many

NHP: lung cancer screening saves lives By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs Officer

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has a new program to screen at-risk patients for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer can be very hard to cure, but early detection can lower the risk of dying from this disease. “If we can find the cancer before symptoms appear, life expectancy is much better,” said Cmdr. Mark Seigh, NHP radiologist.

A patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola prepares to have a low-dose computed tomography test done to screen for lung cancer. NHP photo

Lung cancer is often preventable because it is related to smoking or secondhand smoke. It is possible to develop lung cancer from exposure to radon or other environ-

mental factors, but these are far less common. Screenings are usually done for patients who are between the ages of 55 and 80, who smoked at least 30 pack years and currently

smoke or quit smoking less than 15 years ago. Pack years is the number of cigarette packs smoked every day multiplied by the number of years smoking. “If you have a history of smoking, you should talk to your provider about whether a lung cancer screening is necessary or not,” said Lt. Harry Calisch, a physician at NHP. The lung cancer screening program at NHP is currently for patients enrolled to care at one of the hospital’s Medical Home Port teams. If a patient is determined to be at risk for lung See NHP on page 2

learning sites are prepared for the many new challenges they will face, because the Marines and Sailors here use their vast knowledge of aviation, acquisition, and education to enable them to someday take our place.” The Marine Corps, which traces its roots to two battalions of Continental Marines formed Nov. 10, 1775, was initially designed as a force capable of operating at sea and ashore during the Revolutionary See USMC BD on page 2

IWTC CO Cmdr. Christopher Eng discusses cyber training in Q&A From IWTC Public Affairs

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) NASP Corry Station is one of four commands for the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), a learning center for Naval Cmdr. Christopher Education and Training Eng Command (NETC). In July, the name of the CIWT organization evolved from Center for Information Dominance (CID) to CIWT to emphasize a shift in thinking of information warfare (IW) as a critical capability of the Navy’s mission sets. CID Unit Corry Station changed to IWTC Corry Station. The command’s mission was also updated to See Cyber on page 2

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“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is Nov. 18: 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 (Nov. 18 photos at right). 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. ___________________________________________________________________ Blues from page 1

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the Stearman Flight Team, RedLine Aerobatic Team, the Aeroshell Aerobatics Team, the Air Force F-16 Demonstration Team, Vertigo Air Show’s jet sailplane flown by Bob Carlton, Rob Holland’s MXS-RH all-carbon aircraft and a MiG-17F flown by Randy Ball. Performances on the ground included the Shockwave Jet Truck driven by Chris Darnell, races featuring a Ferrari and a Lamborghini of Precision Exotics, and Monster Freestyle Motorcross Team. Spectators also got to explore static displays. More than 50 military and civilian aircraft also were on display featuring aircraft ranging from from an F-35 to MH-60 helicopters from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Aviation “Dragon Master” unit. Other show highlights included: • The Nov. 11 Blue Angels performance featured a missing man formation during in honor of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who lost his life when his jet crashed June 2, 2016, during a practice flight for an air show in Smyrna, Tenn. The No. 6 flag also was on display in honor of Kuss at the air show announcer’s booth. • Air Force Capt. John Waters of the F-16 Viper Team administered the oath of enlistment to 52 young men and women during the Nov. 12 show. • Members of the Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team held a wetting down ceremony Nov. 12 for Maj. Craig Baker, the team’s commander, to commemorate his final flight as an Air Force demonstration pilot. The team is based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. • Fans who stuck around for the final night show Nov. 11 enjoyed a colorful fireworks display despite the chill in the air. Officials have announced plans to drop the night show from the NASP air show lineup after this year. The homecoming show in Pensacola also marked the final event of several members of the Blue Angels. Lt. Cmdr Andy Talbott, Blue Angel No. 4, who is among the personnel leaving, said he will miss performing with the team. “It has been a great experience and a huge blessing to be here for the last two years and to be able to fill the role and support the legacy of the Blue Angels,” he said. He said he has many Blue Angel memories to take with him as he moves on to VF-86 in Lemore, Calif., for a department head tour. “The highlights to me are going to the crowd line and shaking hands with the youth and young adults and talking to those guys and inspiring them to do something with their lives and motivating them,” he said. “That’s the piece that I am going to take with me for sure.”

War. The Marine Corps’ role, however, continued to evolve and the organization’s amphibious warfare capability proved instrumental in the United States’ involvement in World War II. Operating both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, the Marine Corps’ aviation capabilities have become an integral part of the organization’s mission, providing assault and close air support to ground forces, as well as assistance during humanitarian operations. Ridder said the importance of ensuring the Marine Corps’ history to the thousands of Marines who attend classes annually at one of CNATT’s learning sites cannot be understated. “The Marine Corps has deeply-rooted values, traditions, and a legacy of being

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cancer, their primary care manager will refer them to the Radiology Department to have a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) test done. The LDCT makes pictures of the insides of a person’s lungs. “The LDCT is similar to an X-ray and is the study of choice for lung cancer,” said Seigh. “It only takes a couple of minutes, and the results will usually be available to the physician that day.” The results of the test will be analyzed for signs of cancer and a biopsy may be performed. If cancer cells are found, a treatment plan will be developed between the physician and patient. “If cancer is discovered after the screening, the patient’s provider will work with them to develop an appropriate treatment plan,” said Calisch. “If discovered early, the chances for Cyber from page 1

providing a continuum of IW training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct IW across the full spectrum of military operations. While many within the IW community think of Corry Station as the “cradle of cryptology,” the schoolhouse also offers courses in the information technology field in addition to cryptology. Carla McCarthy, the CIWT public affairs officer, spoke with Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, in October about one of the 39 courses his staff teaches, the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC). Eng, a graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in computer science, first served in the Navy as a submarine officer and then transferred to cryptology and information warfare. He became the commanding officer of IWTC Corry Station in September 2015. Eng’s staff of around 350 personnel trains 2,200 students every day, totaling 8,300 students annually. Q: What is the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC)? A: JCAC is the introductory “A” school

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

able to operate in any environment,” Ridder said. “The young men and women who have chosen to be part of the Marine Corps and are coming through a CNATT learning center to pursue a career or job in Marine Corps aviation are a part of that tradition. The bonds that they will forge at the schools of CNATT, which will be furthered in garrison and in combat, will ultimately affect the Navy and Marine Corps team's ability to support missions in every clime and place.” CNATT Senior Enlisted Marine Adviser Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Goza said Marines being trained at CNATT school houses represent the future of the joint operating capability of the Navy and

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,

Marine Corps. “Marines being trained in Marine Corps aviation maintenance today are going to come through a CNATT learning site,” he said. “These young men and women are the future of Marine Corps aviation, and working and training alongside Sailors exposes them not only to the aircraft platforms and support equipment they will maintain, but to the teamwork and bond the United States Marine Corps has with the U.S. Navy.” For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cnatt/.

beating the cancer are significantly better than if it is discovered later.” The screening program is not a substitute for prevention. The best way to reduce the risk of lung cancer is to not smoke. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, but help is available through your health care provider. Tobacco cessation counseling is also available through NHP’s Health Promotion and Wellness Department. The counseling is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries and appointments can be made by calling 505-7243. Each year, there are more than150,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. If you think you may be at risk, contact your health care provider today. For more news from Naval Hospital Pensacola, visit www.navy.mil/local/nh_pensacola/.

for Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) B525, for what were cryptologic technician networks (CTN) Sailors. It’s roughly six months long, and it takes a Sailor who may have minimal exposure to computers and how computers work and brings up their baseline knowledge in terms of how networks operate. What I really like about it is that it teaches the fundamentals of networks and computer science. I think it’s important to teach the fundamentals because that allows Sailors to really branch out to different work roles from there. All things are cyber related, but our graduates will have different work roles. This course is really the introductory level and the feeder into more advanced follow-on courses specific to the job skills that they’ll hold for their first tour in the Navy. Q: What kind of student is the Navy looking for to perform the job of cyber analysis? A: Of course a technical background, a good strong background in STEM, which is science, technology, engineering, and math, always will be beneficial. Someone who got good grades in high school math is beneficial. Some of the intangibles are strong critical thinking skills, a level of curiosity. What we really want is people we 314 N. Spring St.- Suite A, Pensacola, Fl. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

can teach how to self-learn, people who are enthusiastic about this topic. That way they will want to do their own research, and they want to continue along with this education. While the JCAC course is six months and it’s long and it’s hard, it’s really only the beginning of a significant training pipeline to develop a strong Sailor who will be valued within the cyber field. Q: What kind of assignments do JCAC Sailors receive upon graduation? A: The vast majority of them will go work at a Navy Information Operations Command, or NIOC. Some of them will be part of the Cyber Mission Force. They’ll get assigned one of those work roles, and they would be administratively controlled by a NIOC. A lot of the students will also go into the traditional signals intelligence (SIGINT) mission. Q: As a leader within the Navy’s Information Warfare community, what words of wisdom do you have for the Navy Team regarding cybersecurity? A: Cybersecurity really needs to be viewed as everyone’s responsibility. We all have to remain vigilant. ...The cyber realm and the cyber threats are evolving each and every day. As the threats evolve, we have to remain on top of it. It’s each individual person’s responsibility to take this seriously and to report suspicious activity.

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Separation anxiety: I am officially a civilian now By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


f all places, I was in the veterinarian’s office with our dog, Moby, when I started feeling differently about veterans. It wasn’t the smell of disinfectant, the hiss of the cat Moby was sniffing, or the yapping of a dog in the treatment room that got my wheels spinning. It was the sight of my shiny, brand new DoD identification card. I was digging it out of my wallet to take advantage of the vet’s 15 percent military discount, when I remembered that it was Nov. 1, my husband’s first day as a separated military retiree. “Oh, sorry, I forgot,” I said sheepishly to the office assistant, “my husband just retired from active duty.” “It’s OK, your husband’s a veteran, right? You’re still good,” he said, scribbling a lower total on my invoice. I paid the bill, tugged Moby’s leash, and rushed to our minivan. My wheels pealed out of the parking lot, and as I careened down Route 138, I

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felt like I had just gotten away with something. I took another look at my new ID card. It clearly indicated that I was now merely a dependent of a sponsor who is “USN/RET.” All the retirement paperwork undoubtedly stated that we were officially civilians now. Although I knew Francis was a veteran, we didn’t feel entitled to special treatment anymore. Moby’s hot breath further dampened the minivan’s dank atmosphere. Approaching a red light, I cracked a window, and glanced over at the driver in the Honda Pilot coasting to a stop beside me. She was wearing huge sunglasses, was holding a fancy water bottle, and had a dolphin-shaped air freshener dangling from her rear view mirror. I saw stick figure decals on her back window, indicting that she had a husband, two

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. kids, and a cat, all wearing Mickey Mouse ears. And a bumper sticker that read, “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.” In a melancholy state, I declared, “I guess that’s who I

am now, just another average civilian.” On the opposite corner, a bank marquis’ glowed 10:32 a.m., 61 degrees, and “Honor All U.S. Veterans.” I remembered Veteran’s Day 2015, when Francis, then active duty, was invited to speak at a gathering in front of city hall. I was so proud of my uniformed husband as he spoke of the sacrifices of all the veterans who had come to commemorate that special day. We lingered after his speech, and listened to the stories told by vets who had braved Vietnam, World War II, the Korean War. It was such an incredible honor to be with such heroes – they were the real McCoys – true military veterans. But the sign said, “Honor All U.S. Veterans.” I wondered, are all veterans deserving of honor? I had heard the statistics. Less than one half of 1 percent of the U.S. population volunteers for military service today – the lowest rate since World War II. And of those select few, roughly 80 percent come from a family in which a parent or sibling served. Our recent wars have been authorized by a U.S.

Congress with the lowest rate of military service in history, and the last three commanders-in-chief never served on active duty. Moreover, due to the military-civilian divide, today’s military community is increasingly separated from the public it protects. I realized that those few who volunteer to serve their country deserve recognition. A car horn blast from behind prompted me to quit daydreaming, because the light had turned green. Later that day, I was back in the minivan, this time with my husband Francis in the driver’s seat. We were inching our way up to the guard shack at the gate, so we could drive onto the Navy base to run some errands. Like I had done earlier that day, Francis pulled out his shiny new ID card, looked at it uncomfortably, and handed it to the gate guard. Much to our surprise, the guard saluted and said, “Good afternoon, Captain.” “Wow,” Francis said as we drove away, “I didn’t realize they still did that after you retire.” “You’re a veteran, honey,” I reminded him. “You’ve earned it.”

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Aircraft from the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, form a line abreast pass Nov. 12 at the 2016 Homecoming Air Show at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Janet Thomas

WEAR-TV morning anchor Jared Willets interviews NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin before the air show begins Nov. 11. Photo by Ens. Dana Voshen

Flag-waving, camera-toting, cheering hometown fans greeted the Blue Angels for both days of the air show. Numbers were estimated at more than 200,000 over the two-day air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Blue Angels’ lead and opposing solos perform a knife-edge pass Nov. 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team shows the crowd afterburner and condensation vapor in a highG turn. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team put their World War II-era AT-6 Texan training aircraft through tight formation maneuvers. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

The Shockwave Jet Truck, sometimes known as “the world’s biggest Bic lighter,” spews flames on a speed run on the runway of NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field Nov. 12. The Shockwave Jet Truck can exceed 300 mph. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

Ava Roberts enjoys watching the Nov. 12 air show with her brothers, Aidan (left) and Alex. Photo by Janet Thomas

The Blues perform a missing man formation Nov. 11 in honor of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The United States Air Force holds a swearing-in ceremony Nov. 12 for new recruits. Photo by Robert Swift

Vietnam veterans were singled out for special recognition at the air show as part of the Vietnam War’s 50th commemoration (see http://www.vietnamwar50th.com for more). Naval aviators retired Cmdr. Ron Hilson (left) and former Cmdr. Hank Wood flew missions together in the F-4 Phantom in that conflict. “We love the fact that they are honoring Vietnam vets,” said Wood, “because we didn’t get recognition when we came home.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

Keith Sayers Freestyle Motocross Team riders perform flips in between the air show flights Nov. 11, showing “the pilots aren’t the only ones who can fly.” Photo by Mike O’Connor


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Aircraft from the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, form a line abreast pass Nov. 12 at the 2016 Homecoming Air Show at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Janet Thomas

WEAR-TV morning anchor Jared Willets interviews NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin before the air show begins Nov. 11. Photo by Ens. Dana Voshen

Flag-waving, camera-toting, cheering hometown fans greeted the Blue Angels for both days of the air show. Numbers were estimated at more than 200,000 over the two-day air show. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Blue Angels’ lead and opposing solos perform a knife-edge pass Nov. 11. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team shows the crowd afterburner and condensation vapor in a highG turn. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team put their World War II-era AT-6 Texan training aircraft through tight formation maneuvers. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

The Shockwave Jet Truck, sometimes known as “the world’s biggest Bic lighter,” spews flames on a speed run on the runway of NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field Nov. 12. The Shockwave Jet Truck can exceed 300 mph. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn

Ava Roberts enjoys watching the Nov. 12 air show with her brothers, Aidan (left) and Alex. Photo by Janet Thomas

The Blues perform a missing man formation Nov. 11 in honor of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. Photo by Mike O’Connor

The United States Air Force holds a swearing-in ceremony Nov. 12 for new recruits. Photo by Robert Swift

Vietnam veterans were singled out for special recognition at the air show as part of the Vietnam War’s 50th commemoration (see http://www.vietnamwar50th.com for more). Naval aviators retired Cmdr. Ron Hilson (left) and former Cmdr. Hank Wood flew missions together in the F-4 Phantom in that conflict. “We love the fact that they are honoring Vietnam vets,” said Wood, “because we didn’t get recognition when we came home.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

Keith Sayers Freestyle Motocross Team riders perform flips in between the air show flights Nov. 11, showing “the pilots aren’t the only ones who can fly.” Photo by Mike O’Connor




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NASWF Child Development Center hosts fall festival Story, photo By Lt.j.g. Sarah O'Shea NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


he Child Development Center (CDC) onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) hosted its fall festival Oct. 28 for base personnel and children who attend the CDC. Children enjoyed games, face painting and slides while celebrating fall and upcoming Halloween. The children arrived dressed in their Halloween costumes and were greeted by employees of the CDC who prepared booths for the children to participate in. The booths included pumpkin painting, a photo booth, face painting and sand art. After the games, the children enjoyed time in the bounce houses and blow up slides.

Before the children arrived, Mary Marcoux, the director of the CDC, announced “the kids are going to have so much fun. The adults already had fun just setting up for it.” This is the first year the CDC expanded its fall festival to the grassy field next to its main building. “The larger space allows for the kids to run around

NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Child and Youth Program assistants help children at the crafting table at the NASWF Fall Festival Oct. 28 at the NASWF Child Development Center. The festival gave parents of the facility’s children an opportunity to have fun with their children at the site.

more,” said Marcoux, “and for space to host activities like the bounce houses.” NAS Whiting Field’s Morale, Welfare and

Recreation (MWR) provided the slides, bounce houses and booth tents for the event. Nerissa Edwards re-

cently moved to the area with her husband and enrolled her one-year-old and four-year-old in the CDC .“I really like the holidays

and having activities for the kids to go to,” she said. “I think it’s really great to have something for them to celebrate the season.”

NASWF NEX ‘White Wednesday’ Nov. 23 From NASWF NEX

Final flight washdown ... Cmdr. Scott McWethy is doused with a bucket of water by Cmdr. Peter Linsky following his final flight with Helicopter Training Squadron 8 (HT-8) Nov. 9 after 26 years of service. His co-pilot for the trip was longtime friend and Commodore of Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5), Capt. Mark Murray. The two covered the traditional course rules on their flight followed by the “Hospital Route” over several local clinics in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, before returning to NAS Whiting Field’s South Field. Upon returning, friends and fellow HT-8 instructors greeted him with the traditional “washdown.” McWethy then addressed the assembled students and instructors, and was presented with two awards from HT-8 and TraWing-5. U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Sarah O’Shea.

The Navy Exchange (NEX) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is offering shoppers an alternative to Navy Blue Friday for the sixth year in a row. NEX Whiting Field main store is treating shoppers to “Navy Blue Friday” prices the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. This event is being spearheaded by Candy Matthews, general manager NEX Whiting Field, and is called “White Wednesday.” “ ‘White Wednesday’ offers ‘Black Friday’ prices before the traditional holiday sales begin. This provides NEX patrons the opportunity to combine retail sales on the big shopping day for the commissary and a chance to shop ahead of the mad

rush on Friday,” Matthews said. All categories of merchandise will be on sale, including big screen TVs, computers, cameras, small appliances and apparel. This year is bigger and better than before. The NEX price match policy will be in effect White Wednesday for ads starting on Friday. Matthews vows the store “will not be undersold.” The main store will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 to prepare for the event. Doors will open at 7 a.m. Nov. 23 to kick off White Wednesday. Sales run through Nov. 27 but the NASWF main store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Whiting Pines Mini Mart will be open Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for any last-minute food or beverage shopping.

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GOSPORT Angel Giving Tree at NEX mall

The Pensacola Navy Exchange (NEX) is partnering with NASP Corry Station Chaplain Jason Dillon in support of this year’s Angel Giving Tree project. The project supports military children in need of holiday wishes to come true. Angel ornaments adorn a Christmas tree in the front entrance of the Navy Exchange Pensacola Mall. Each ornament includes the school name, child’s age and their wish list. Patrons may choose an angel from the giving tree and sign up at the mall’s customer service desk. The unwrapped gifts and angel ornament are due back to customer service no later than Dec. 11. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 4588811.

Lighthouse plans free day for military In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum has designated Nov. 19 as a free admission day for service members and their families. Present a military or dependent ID card to receive free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. For more information, call 393-1561 or go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.

Submarine marks 75th anniversary To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the World War II submarine USS Drum (SS-228), admission to the USS Alabama Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, in Mobile will be free Nov. 19. The submarine was launched May 12, 1941, by Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire, and was commissioned Nov. 1, 1941. For more information, go to www.uss alabama.com.

Pancake breakfast being served up The Pensacola Lions Club will present a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at Independence for the Blind, C.W. Gemmill Learning Center, 3107 North Davis Highway. Cost is $5 per person. Pancakes will be courtesy of Oscar’s Restaurant and proceeds benefit The Lion’s Sight Clinic and The Independence for the Blind.

Craft show to feature holiday items The 39th annual Christmas Creation Arts & Craft Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the First United Methodist Church, 80 East Wright St. Lunch will be served both days. The show will feature gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Gingerbread Treat Shop will offer treats such as cheese straws and pies. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/Christmas-Creations-Art-Craft-Show302743003186906/.

Tickets on sale for MATSG-21 ball

Tickets are on sale for the Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21 (MATSG-21) Officer’s Birthday Ball celebrating the 241st anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 19 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets at NAS Whiting Field, see Sonja Presley in Training Air Wing Five Operations, or call (850) 623-7147. At NAS Pensacola, contact MATSG-21 at 452-9460.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

SafeTALK workshops are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a suicidal person to a first aid intervention caregiver. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

NEX presenting tent sale bargains The Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall’s Tent Sale event will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 18, at 5600 Highway 98 West. The event will feature random products at reduced prices. For more information, call 458-8250.

Problem-solving training offered

“Moving Forward,” problem-solving training to help achieve life’s goals, is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes.

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Run planned at airport Dec. 3 The 4th annual Runway Run 5K at Pensacola International Airport, benefiting the USO in Northwest Florida, is scheduled for Dec. 3. The Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and the City of Pensacola would like to will welcome runners and walkers of all ages to the runway giving residents and visitors a view of the airport as never seen before. The course will involve two separate loops as runners make their way around 3.1 miles of airport ground. This event is the largest fundraiser each year for USO Northwest Florida. “The USO and the Pensacola International Airport have consistently looked for ways to support our nation’s heroes, said Dana Cervantes, director of USO Northwest Florida. “What a fun way to show our service members that we are there for them every step of the way.” “Takeoff ” is at 10 a.m. The USO Mobile Unit will be open for tours and hands-on demonstrations. There will also be free food, drinks, and kid's activities for all the participants. For more information, go to www.runway 5k.com.

The training session will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and civilian employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. Deadline to register is Nov. 23. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

CREDO marriage seminar announced

A marriage enrichment workshop is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop is being presented by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. Topics include love languages, personality types, communication skills, problem solving and goal setting. All legally married active-duty service members and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Center offering test marathon sessions

Coastline’s National Test Center will present a CLEP and DSST test marathon sessions Dec. 1-9. The center is located onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Suite 23 – the former Navy College office. Testing without reservation will be offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Testers need to bring two forms of identification and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at at 455-9577 or wspradlin@coastline.edu.

Dates announced for Senior Follies The theme for the 20th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be Seniors X 20. The song-and-dance comedy review is scheduled for Feb. 10-12 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Proceeds will go to support various senior programs in the community. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. Ticket information is available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.

Warrington event offers shopping, food Get a head start on unique holiday shopping at the Warrington Market Place and Food Truck Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 19, at Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus, 5555 W. Highway 98. Eat and enjoy entertainment as you browse through antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, jewelry and plenty of baked goodies. Businesses and individuals are invited to sell their wares by renting a 10-by-10 foot space for $10. Proceeds benefit the PSC chapter of SkillsUSA. The next event is scheduled for Dec. 3. For more information, e-mail warringtonmarketplace@gmail.com or go to TheWarringtonMarketPlace Facebook page.

Scenic Trail marker to be dedicated Gulf Islands National Seashore and Florida National Scenic Trail officials will dedicate the Florida National Scenic Trail’s Northern Terminus marker at 9 a.m. today, Nov. 18. The marker represents the

first permanent identification of the trail’s northern terminus, which is located in the Fort Pickens Area of the national seashore. The trail is managed by the United States Forest Service, who will join National Park Service officials in dedicating the terminus marker. The Florida National Scenic Trail, or Florida Trail, was established by Congress in 1983 and extends more than 1,300 miles over the length of Florida. The terminus marker’s features reflect the historic resources visitors will see when they start or finish hikes in the area. Together with a newly developed and installed kiosk, the terminus marker represents the first phase of an identification improvement project along the trail through the national seashore. The park expects to complete this project over the next two months. For more information about Gulf Islands National Seashore, go to www.nps.gov/guis.

Early Christmas trolley ride offered Give your Christmas a jump start by taking a trolley ride through downtown Pensacola at 5 p.m. Nov. 20. The event is a dress rehearsal for the Winterfest trolleys that visit Christmas attractions and showcase talented performers. The price for the show is $7 for children and $12 for adults. And be sure to return Nov. 25 when hundreds of children and their families participate in the Elf Parade in downtown Pensacola. The Elf Parade, which begins at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 25, is free and open to the public. It begins behind the T.T. Wentworth Museum and concludes at the Escambia County Courthouse, where Santa Claus greets the crowd, holiday lights are illuminated and artificial snow fills the air. Before the parade begins, contests will be held to select the ugliest Christmas sweater, the elf with the largest ears, the best-dressed elf, the best-decorated stroller and the best-decorated wagon. Winterfest trolley tours and other activities also take place Nov. 26, Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9, and Dec. 1618. For more information, call 417-7321 or go to www.pensacolawinterfest.org.

‘Polar Express’ pajama parties planned The magic of “The Polar Express” pulls into the National Naval Aviation Museum for the first “Polar Express” pajama party at 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas to watch the film about at magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas. The 2004 film is based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. The film will be features at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18, with an additional showing Dec. 23. All children who wear their pajamas to the movie will receive a free cup of hot chocolate and cookie from the refreshment counter. Tickets prices are $6 per person. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the museum ticket counter. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org.

Mediation program needs volunteers

The County Mediation Program is looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming certified as county court mediators in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Mediation allows parties in litigation the opportunity to make their own decisions for resolving their issues. The mediator is neutral in the mediation process and helps guide the discussion between the parties. The mediator does make any decision about how the case will be resolved, and does not offer legal or other advice. Only the parties involved in the dispute have the power to reach an agreement in mediation. The necessary training is provided, at no cost. Seats for the training are limited. To request an application, or for more information, send an e-mail to greg.knight@flcourts1.gov or call 595-4415 or 5954482.

Navy Lodge ready for holiday season

For the holiday season you can make the Navy Lodge the destination of choice for out-of-town guests. “Navy Lodges offer a great value with our spacious guest rooms, family suites, fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and many other amenities,” said Navy Lodge Pensacola general manager, Carla Gutierrez. “Navy Lodge Pensacola also allows pets to stay with their owners so guests don’t need to worry about leaving their pets home alone during the holidays.” The authorized patron of the Navy Lodge will need to be present to check in the guest. To make a reservation for any of the 39 Navy Lodges worldwide, call toll free at 1 (800) 628-9466 or log onto navy-lodge.com. For other military lodging options, go to dodlodging.com.

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November 18, 2016

Center for Information Warfare announces Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


November is Military Family Month From Carissa Bergosh NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer


hroughout the month of November, military families serving the world over are honored.

This would be a great month for families to learn about “The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children,” which is, in essence, an agreement among member states on how they will address school transition issues for military children in a consistent manner. The compact provisions specifically provide for flexibility and local discretion in course and program placement and on-time graduation within the criteria established by a state. The mobile military lifestyle creates tough challenges for children who attend, on average, six to nine different school systems from kindergarten to 12th grade. In addition, these children often endure the anxiety of parental separation during deployments. The compact was designed to replace the widely varying treatment of transitioning military students with a comprehensive uniform procedure and policy to be followed in every school district of every state which joins. Eligibility for enrollment: During deployments, it is often necessary for students to stay with a non-custodial parent or someone serving “in loco parentis.” If the non-custodial parent or person serving “in loco parentis” lives outside of the student’s current attendance area and is willing to transport the student back to the current school, the child may continue to attend his or

her current school which quired, it must be started However, the compact alwill help provide much within 30 days of enroll- lows the school to subseneeded consistency for the ment. quently perform an Special education evaluation to ensure the child. The compact also stip- services: The compact re- child is placed appropriulates that the power of at- quires that students cov- ately according to the new torney for guardianship ered by the Individuals school’s requirements. given during deployment is sufficient for enrollment and all other actions requiring parental participation or consent. Educational records: When a family leaves a school district in a member state, they may request a copy of a complete set of unofficial academic records to carry to the new school. The receiving school of a member state agrees to accept the unofficial student records to enroll and place the student, pending receipt of official records. Once a student is enrolled, the new school will request official records. A school district Chief Petty Officer Justin Burke, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable in a member state must (AS 40) embraces his family for the first time, after completing a five-month deploysend these records within ment, Nov. 8. Photo by SN Alana Langdon 10 days of receiving a request. with Disabilities Educa- This provision ensures stu- time out of school would and tion Act (IDEA) receive dents will not be put in a be educationally unsound. Kindergarten first grade entrance age: the same services (al- “holding” class while they One state wrote in their A student who moves to a though not necessarily are awaiting assessment, compact legislation that member state may con- identical programs) identi- thus missing out on valu- students could not take adtinue in the same grade in fied in the student’s Indi- able instruction, but does ditional absences during the receiving state regard- vidual Education Plan not take away the new state testing. Extracurricular parless of the entrance age re- (IEP) from the sending school’s right to set their quirements in that state if state. The receiving state own criteria for placement ticipation: Member states he or she has already may subsequently perform in programs or courses. In agree to be creative in prostarted kindergarten or first an evaluation to ensure the addition, the compact does viding transferring stugrade in a state accredited appropriate placement of not require the receiving dents the opportunity for school in the sending state. the student. school district to create a inclusion in extracurricular Immunizations: A Academic placement: course or program that is activities regardless of the child transferring to a A receiving school district not currently offered, but deadlines for application member state who needs in a member state agrees to does require that the dis- as long as the child is othadditional immunizations initially honor placement trict demonstrate reason- erwise qualified. The receiving school must is allowed to immediately of a student based on the able accommodation. enroll then is given 30 student’s enrollment in the Absences related to demonstrate they are makdays to obtain the needed sending state as long as deployment activities: ing reasonable accommofor military immunizations. If a series that school has a similar or The compact allows stu- dation of immunizations is re- equivalent program. dents to request additional, students. However, some

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excused absences to visit with their parent/legal guardian during deployment, defined as one month before the service member’s departure from the home station through six months after return. As with other provisions, school districts are given leeway in determining whether to grant these additional absences. If a child already has excessive absences, a district may correctly feel additional










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state student athletic associations are private organizations, not run by the state, and consequently do not fall under the umbrella of the compact. Graduation requirements: The compact encourages school districts to take extra steps to determine if they can waive course or program prerequisites where similar coursework has been completed in the sending school district. This will allow students to take more advanced courses rather than repeating similar basic courses and allow for on-time graduation. Mandatory waiver of state exit exams or acceptance of alternative results is not required under the compact and each state may determine what they are willing to accept or require. These rules apply to dependents of active-duty service members, service members or veterans who are severely injured and medically discharged or returned for a period of one year after medical discharge or retirement, and service members who die on active duty or as a result of injuries sustained in active duty for a period of one year after death. To check out the compact, go to The Interstate Compact of Educational Opportunity for Military Children at http://www. mic3.net/ The website contains additional information to that briefly outlined in this story. Carissa Bergosh is the School Liaison Officer for NAS Pensacola. If you have questions about this article or concerns about an educational issue impacting your child, she can be reached via e-mail at Carissa.bergosh@navy. mil or by phone at 7124105.

Jokes & Groaners Rural recruit’s letter home from boot camp Dear Ma and Pa: I am well. Hope you are too. Tell brother Walt and brother Elmer that the military beats working by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 5 a.m., but I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay ... practically nothing. Men got to shave but it’s not so bad because there’s warm water. We go on “route marches,” which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. A route march is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. This next part will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting back at you like the Higgett boys at home. Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. Signed, your loving daughter,





November 18, 2016

CIWT announces Civilians of the Quarter By PO3 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs


enter for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2016 third quarter Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) Nov. 4. CIWT selected Debra Davis, a civilian personnel program management analyst assigned to CIWT’s N1 total force manpower and civilian personnel directorate, as senior-grade CoQ; and Ernest Ryan, a system administrator assigned to Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach’s N6 systems directorate, as its midgrade CoQ. Throughout the 2016 fiscal year, Davis acted as CIWT’s performance management program coordinator, ensuring that all CIWT employees received a fair

and accurate rating of record. She also trained other analysts in her department in the use of the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS) to process all civilian personnel actions. As CIWT’s drug program coordinator, she ensured the command’s random testing program operated with efficiency and accuracy, resulting in zero noted deficiencies. “Mrs. Davis’s position is about customer service and guiding all CIWT domain employees,” said Davis’s supervisor, Deborah Phillips. “Debra is the keeper of the corporate knowledge within

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CIWT and her ability to leverage that knowledge is what has enabled our department to achieve so much in such a short period of time. Her contributions to this organization are vast and demonstrate ethical, competent and responsible performance.” Davis said she takes pride in how far she has come in the organization and will continue to have faith for the future. Ryan spearheaded the imple-

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mentation of a 900-workstation training network at IWTC Virginia Beach and upgraded the training software from legacy software to the current standard. He built a functional and readyto-use training network that supported 19 separate courses of instruction. His efforts ensured that the critical system upgrade did not impact the command’s training schedule. “Mr. Ryan’s tremendous ac-

complishments this quarter are outstanding,” said Ryan’s supervisor, Robert Collins. “He is considered one of IWTC Virginia Beach’s top system administrators and the command’s leading expert on Virtual Desktop Environment.” Ryan said that he was sure the competition was very high among his peers, and that he is grateful for the recognition from his chain of command. Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/cid/, http:// www. netc. navy.mil/centers/ceninfodom/,htt p://www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter. com/NavyCIWT.

Top Naval Education and Training Command Sailors recognized From NETC

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced their top Sailors during an award ceremony Oct. 20. PO1 Tara D. Jones, from NETC General Skills Training (GST) Learning Site (LS) San Diego, was honored as the third quarter Instructor of the Quarter (IoQ). PO1 Alexander W. Lange, from NETC GST LS Sigonella, Sicily, was selected as

the fourth quarter IoQ. Chief Bernard F. Wiench, from NETC GST LS Groton, Conn., and PO1 Shiane M. Heath, from NETC GST LS Dam Neck, Va., were honored as Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for the third and fourth quarter. The honors were presented by Rear Adm. Mike White, commander NETC, during an all-hands call with Jones, Wiench and Heath present via teleconference. Lange will be publicly recog-

nized at a future awards ceremony. The IoQ and SoQ programs are designed to recognize and reward the performance and dedication of outstanding enlisted Sailors. As the lead instructor for five Naval Instructor Training Course (NITC) classes, Jones supervised three instructors delivering curriculum and evaluating 80 Sailor, Marine and civilian student instructors. An IoQ is selected for how they ex-

emplify Navy core values while on and off duty. “She sets the example for students as well as fellow instructors by providing mentorship and leadership, furthering her education, and dedicating time as an ambassador in her local community,” said GST San Diego Regional Director Cmdr. Ryan K. Dunn. For more news from NETC, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/ or https:// www. netc. navy. mil.



November 18, 2016


DoD offers refreshed ‘frame of choice’ eyewear By Julius L. Evans Naval Medical Logistics Command Public Affairs

YORKTOWN, Va. (NNS) – Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), Yorktown, Va., has announced active-duty military members have a newly refreshed selection of eyewear frames to choose from. The “frame of choice� updates were made and are now available Nov. 3. James Darrah, director, NOSTRA Quality Operational Support noted, “The new frames come in a variety of plastics and metals, and reflect current styles in today’s commercial market. With the exception of the ‘Elite’ frame, all other old frame of choice spectacles from the 2004 program have been removed.�

not part of the frame of choice program, previously transitioned from the male and female brown S9 frames to the unisex black 5A and 5AM This is one of the new frames of choice frames for eligible activity-duty perfor active duty military service members. sonnel and retirees. “The Ophthalmic Services instrucThe frame of choice spectacle pro- tion delineates which beneficiaries are gram is a collection of civilian-style authorized to receive the new frame frames offered to permanent party ac- of choice eyewear,� said Cmdr. Brian tive-duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Ma- Hatch, NOSTRA executive officer. rine Corps and Coast Guard members. “While we want to get this informaReserve components on active duty tion out to the masses, we need everyfor 31 days or more, and members of one to be clear on eligibility. The the National Guard who are called to complexities of ophthalmic product active federal service for 31 days or authorizations are well circumscribed more are also eligible. Military re- in the current Ophthalmic Services tirees, including retired general and/or Instruction. Interested personnel flag officers, are not eligible for the should consult the services’ regulations – Army Regulation 40-63, Secprogram. The standard issue frame, which is Nav Instruction 6810.1, or Air Force

Instruction 44-121.� Capt. Paul Andre is the commanding officer of NOSTRA, the program executor for the Department of Defense Optical Fabrication Enterprise, and is charged with oversight of military optical fabrication worldwide. NOSTRA is the largest Department of Defense Optical Fabrication Lab and the home of the Department of Defense’s only training program for opticians and optical fabrication specialists at its Tri-Services Optician School. For more information about the frame of choice, go to the NOSTRA website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ nostra/order/Pages/Eligibility.aspx/. For more news from Naval Medical Logistics Command, go to www.navy.mil/local/nmlc/.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.

Achmed, the dead terrorist, is one of Jeff Dunham’s signature characters. Dunham is scheduled to take the stage tomorrow, Nov. 19, at the Pensacola Civic Center.

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Comic/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will bring his “Perfectly Unbalanced” tour to Pensacola Bay Center tomorrow, Nov. 19. The show starts at 5 p.m. and the doors will open one hour before showtime. Tickets are $52.50, and a military discount is available at the box office only with I.D. No cameras or video will be allowed inside the arena. Dunham has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing his cast of characters. Dunham recently hosted the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championships,” where some of the country’s top bakers competed to create ghoulish confections.

Dunham’s dedication to his craft has been recognized with a nomination to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in October, the he played the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. Dunham’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight when his parents gave him a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy and an accompanying instructional album. By the time he was 10, Dunham was performing anywhere he could find an audience. After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and started performing on the national comedy club circuit. He was made frequent guest appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” Throughout the past 46 years Dunham and his characters

have garnered numerous accolades. He has sold more than 7 million DVDs worldwide and has nearly a billion views on YouTube. His seventh comedy special, “Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood,” aired on NBC earning the top spot as the most-watched non-sports program in primetime viewing in the period. Dunham handcrafts each character then brings them to life on stage. His beloved troupe of sidekicks are: Walter, the grumpy retiree; Achmed, the dead terrorist; the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J; the manic purple creature Peanut; the spicy pepper from south of the border Jose Jalapeno; and Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. For more information, go to www.jeffdunham.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.


“Middle School: The Worst Years of My LIfe,” PG, noon; “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7 p.m.; “Masterminds,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Deepwater Horizon,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Kevin Hart: What Now,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Middle School: The Worst Years of My LIfe,” PG, noon; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG13, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7 p.m.; “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 3 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.; “The Girl on the Train,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Masterminds,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Deepwater Horizon,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Birth of a Nation,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Deepwater Horizon,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Girl on the Train,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Deepwater Horizon,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Middle School: The Worst Years of My LIfe,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.


“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Masterminds,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 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

• Aquatics: The indoor pool, located in Bldg. 3828, is open for winter. MWR Aquatics has new programs for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. With everything from water polo to aqua aerobics, it’s never a bad time to jump in. The active duty skill-swim class is now a free program for active-duty military members looking to improve on their strokes. Open to all authorized patrons, the masters program has a • Holiday golf: The new set rate of Christmas Golf Classic $30 for military, is scheduled for Dec. 3 DoD and contracat A.C. Read Golf tors. For more inCourse. Tee times will formation, call be 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fea452-9429. • Karate Class: tures 27 holes – nine NASP School of hole scramble, nine Karate, Shotokan hole best ball and nine Karate classes are hole modified alternate offered at Portside shot. $155 per team ( 2 Gym, Bldg. 627. person teams). Limited Karate-Do, the to first 90 paid teams. Japanese method Team handicap must of self defense, be within eight strokes uses unarmed ca- of each other. Teams pabilities of the will be flighted by handbody. The instruc- icap. For more informator, Sensei John tion, call 452-2454. Wynne, has more than 40 years of experience. Classes are open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 9 and older for $20 ($22 for DoD) per month. For information or to register, call 291-0940, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • FootGolf: Offered at A.C. Read Golf Course. Cost is $9 for military and guests, $10 for DoD and guests and $5 or age 17 and younger. For information, call 452-2454. • Auto repairs: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on holidays. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has tools, manuals (online), equipment and lifts, as well as staff to assist. Lift rates $6 an hour or $30 per day. For information, call 452-6542. • Aid for schools: It is important that military and civilian employees with school-aged children take the time to complete the Federal Impact Aid Survey that their children bring home from school. The surveys help local school districts receive federal aid for students. For more information, go to www.militaryfamily.org/featured-news/whats-the-bigdeal-about-impact-aid.html? • Good reading: 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.

Liberty activities 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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.


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Fleet and Family Support Center

Worship schedule

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

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


• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 18. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Emergency preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today,Nov. 18. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. Be prepared. For information or to register for a workshop, call 452-5609. • Ask an Expert Hotline: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21. For more information, or to make reservations, call, 452-5990.

• Conflict Resolution and Management: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Practice skills that prevent conflicts from escalating and learn how to work with others to solve problems. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 23. The veterans service organization, AmVets (or American Veterans), sponsors many programs that offer help to veterans and their families. To register for seminar or for more information, call 452-5609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 21. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. • Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida needs volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. The organization educates young people about business,

economics and free enterprise. For more information, go to www.janwfl.org. The outreach office keeps track of volunteer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.

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Deer hunter alert: Rifle, bolt action, 308 cal. Bull barrel. Sniper rifle with scope. New in box. $300. 454-9486.

Pulsar PC 2000IS Portable generator w solid aluminum storage box. $600. Never used. 850-5493549.

Pilot helmet. US Air Force. Jet pilot helmet with UN duty also. Four rare patches affixed to helmet. Autographed by all squadron members. $150. 417-1694.

Brand New Women’s Mizuno Wave Creation-18 Running Shoes, Turquoise and Pink, Size 8. Purchased for $150, will sell for $70 or B.O. Call 757-650-3898

Electrolux washer and Roper dryer, both in good shape, asking $100. Each or both for $150. Charles 850-453-8499.

Optics. 4x16x42 rifle scope with Mill Dot reticule and separate laser range finder. Dead-on up to 400 yards. $75 for both. 4971167.

Selma B-Flat Clarinet. One year old. Asking $150, call 6981752.

For sale, one slightly used 12’ Perception fishing kayak with some accessories, but no paddle. Contact seller by phone or email to arrange inspection. 850-619-1553.

Cherry color dining suite, table with 2 leafs, 6 chairs, buffet and lighted hutch. This is not your grandmothers set! $700 or best offer. 850-7763391. 2 high-end tables: square end table. Matching round Coffee Table. Both with 1/2” thick clear tempered glass tops and polished brass bases. 850453-9291.

Boat Slip and Lift with remote located at LandFall Pensacola. Closest slippage to the Pass. 10,000 lbs Lift. Auto Auto Asking $21,000. 2016 Nissan 404-729-0178. Altima. 1ownerParadigm Sub- 4mos. Automatwoofer in excel- ic. Jade brown, lent shape retails clean. Charcoal Pics for $579 will sac- interior. Backup rifice for $200. avail. Call or text 850- camera. Tinted. Must sell quick313-9883 ly. $21,000. 850629-8848.



2008 Honda Nighthawk. Black, excellent condition. 4,200 actual miles, new battery, includes windscreen. Asking $2,100. 1997 Ford (850)994-0245. Crown Vic. Good Real Estate condition. Ask- REAL ESTATE Rental ing $1750. 850- Rental 221-4399. 4/2, garage, T r u c k s / Va n s / fenced, all appliances, Emerald SUVs Shores, immacuavailable 2003 Dodge late, Ram 1500, now, $1400 a 712Hemi engine, month. 2 1 4 , 0 0 0 m i . 6562. Hunter-green w/ b l a c k - l e a t h e r 311 Chaseville 2BR/1BA. interior, infin- St. ity sound system. Cent.H/A. First/ month’s Single owner, ex- last cellent condition. r e n t + d e p o s i t . Your mechanic NAS/Corry 2mi. report/ can check be- Credit refore sale. $4,500. reference quired. 1yr.lease. 850-418-2109. Workshop, patio, Motorcycles screened porch, Motorcycles deck, fencedH o n d a in yard. $750/ Avail. Shadow Sabre. month. VT1100CS 2003. Jan.1. 850-492Good condition. 7852, 850-2066,750 miles. 2367. $3,750, OBO. (850) 554-3895 3 B R / 2 B A . or (850) 292- F u r n i s h e d . 1700sqft. By 6387. lake, excellent BMW 335i 2008. V I N # W B AV B 77578NH79003. $9,950 OBO. (850) 554-3895 or (850) 2926387.

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area between NAS and Whiting Field. 5800 Dunbar Circle. Moors Golf and racket Club Subdivision. $1,050/month. (850)554-3895 or (850)292-6387. 3br/2ba home located on a quiet culdesac near back gate. Fenced back yard. 2-car garage Split floor plan. 1600sqft. $1300/month. 858-663-7075.

4br/2ba home with pool in Chandelle Lakes subdivision. New carpet $215,000. Pool needs liner. 850-207-7875.

For Sale For Sale Brick home, 2005, 4/2 Millview Estates, 3572 total sf, minutes from NAS back gate, custom home on premium lot, turn key ready, asking $230,000. call Mike 850-2818660.

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Horse farm w/lighted riding arena 4.9 acres. Renovated. 2/2 mobile home. Elberta, AL. 850455-5031. Info/ pics. $167,000.

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