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THANKSGIVING: ‘Freedom from Want.’

The good china. The good silver. Family, friends and a picture-perfect turkey complete a Thanksgiving Day dinner. One of Norman Rockwell’s most-recognized illustrations, Freedom from Want (above) first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post’s March 6, 1943, issue. It was the third in a series highlighting the “Four Freedoms” put forward in a speech delivered to the U.S. Congress by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the speech, Roosevelt said there were four basic freedoms to which Americans were entitled – freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. As a visible symbol of liberty in the dark days of World War II, the Four Freedoms illustrations served the nation as posters; Ours to Fight For: Freedom from Want was Office of War Information poster number 45 (1943-O-511886).

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NAS Pensacola HOLIDAY GATE HOURS ... • Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day closures: West Gate, Rad-

ford / Taylor Internal Checkpoints (ICP), Gate Seven (Corry) and the Visitor Control Center (VCC) will be closed. Passes for cemetery access will be handled by the Duty Section, so cemetery visitors without normal access should request access via the sentries on post at the gate before entry. • Nov. 23: West Gate will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (weekend hours) and Gate Seven (Corry) will be closed. Visitor Control Center (VCC) will be open per normal schedule.

CNATT changes leadership From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) held a Change of Command Ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Nov. 15. Capt. Eric J. Simon turned over responsibilities of the headquarters for Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintenance training to Capt. Nate D. Schneider during the two-hour ceremony, at which Capt. Michael A. Whitt, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) chief of staff, presided. Simon, a 38-year Navy veteran, retired following the Change of Command, with Rear Adm. Michael W. Zarkowski, commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, serving as guest speaker during the retirement portion of the dual ceremony. “Capt. Simon has made a difference for his Sailors and for naval aviation,” Zarkowski said. “He has a long history of working on the flightdeck and flightline, where the action is. He’s been at the program office, so he understands what it takes to get things from the drawing board to the fleet. He’s been the customer, and he took that experience to help make training here at CNATT more relevant.” Simon, who served as the CNATT

Incoming Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Nate Schneider (center) salutes Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Chief of Staff Capt. Mike Whitt (left), officially accepting command of the organization from Capt. Eric Simon Nov. 15 during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Simon retired after the change of command ceremony, marking the end of his 38-year Navy career.

commanding officer since October 2016, oversaw the delivery of more than 530 courses at 28 different locations during his two-year tenure, graduating more than 98,000 students annually. “It has truly been my honor and privilege to lead the crown jewel of the Naval Education and Training Command domain,” he said. “This staff is – without doubt – the finest group of professionals I have ever served with.” During the ceremony, Simon was pre-

sented the Legion of Merit, an award he attributed to the dedication of the more than 3,000 CNATT domain Sailors, Marines and civilian employees ensuring quality training for aircraft maintainers. “Training is the lynchpin of readiness, and I know that each and every member of the CNATT team, whether they are staff or instructors, are passing on the wealth of knowledge they have to the men and women who are taking their place,” he added.

Under Simon’s leadership, CNATT earned the 2017 NETC Learning Center Training Excellence Awards in the functional categories of Business Administration and Support, Planning and Programming, Total Force Management, Logistics Management, Curriculum Management and Training Production Management. Schneider, who had served as the CNATT executive officer since November 2016, addressed the CNATT military and civilian staff as their commanding officer for the first time, expressing his appreciation for the opportunity to directly impact Naval Aviation technical training. “It is a sincere honor to take command of CNATT,” he said. “Capt. Simon has led us to many great accomplishments while fulfilling our primary mission. His absence will surely be felt, and we wish him and his family all the best in their next chapter of life. I am humbled and proud to have the opportunity to lead CNATT into the future. Our staff is amazingly qualified and capable, and we will continue the legacy of excellence in training.” CNATT is a technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain Naval Aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, under NETC.

NETC warrior participates at Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Battle From NETC Public Affairs

For some, fitness is a way of life. For others, it is an ugly, seven-letter word. For one naval aviator assigned to Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), it is a passion that has provided him an opportunity to test his physical and mental strength against other select military members. Cmdr. Timothy White, a Sharpsburg, Ga. native and 1998 graduate of East Coweta High School, was selected to participate in the Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Battle at Retama Park in Selma, Texas, Nov. 17. “I am excited to once again represent the Navy against the other services,” White, a former walk-on for the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) football team and a three-year USNA cheerleader said. “I want to beat Army and Air Force. I also want to support my Navy teammates in any capacity that I can.” According to Joanne Villaflor, performance enhancement dietician, Commander, Navy Installations Command, the Navy was invited for the first time by the Air Force to compete in their Alpha Warrior Battle Weekend. “We contacted our Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) fitness professionals to identify

Lt. Cmdr. Timothy R. White (center) former commanding officer of Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga, stands with his wife Franicia White (far left) and their seven children following a change of command ceremony at the historic Tivoli Theater in Tennessee. Photo by MCC America A. Henry

personnel who might be interested and capable of competing,” Villaflor said. “Fourteen names were submitted for consideration and we narrowed down that group to our best athletes.” White was part of a sevenmember Navy team that competed against Airmen and Soldiers for service bragging rights. Another local Navy team member included CTT1 Mikala Hawkins from Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station. White’s passion for fitness began at an early age, participating in football and track and field as a teenager. “I just wanted to be healthy and to take care of my body,”

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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 biplane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship. The image on the right side is one of the

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

ball coaches Randall Smith and Clint Wade for encouraging him to train and to develop athletically. This physical and mental toughness led to his commission and bachelor’s degree in English from the USNA in 2002. The Alpha Warrior Battle Weekend will consist of an armed forces familiarization on Thursday, followed by the Air Force team qualification and final battle on Friday, and culminates with the inter-service competition on Saturday. The inter-service battle was a combination of 15 obstacles and functional fitness apparatuses to challenge the competitors in various ways including climbing, pull-ups, gymnastic rings, running, jumping and weightlifting. Each service member will run individu-

ally with the winning service determined by the total team time. “About 80 to 90 percent of my physical training is NOFFS (Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System), where we use pull-ups, sandbags, agility training and more to increase our fitness level,” White said. According to Villaflor, the Navy has similar fitness apparatuses to those used in Alpha Warrior that are integrated in Navy MWR fitness facilities. “NOFFS provides the Navy with ‘best in class’ physical fitness and nutrition information for Sailors,” Villaflor said. “NOFFS allows the Navy to maintain peak physical readiness, which is a top priority of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.”

Medal of Honor (MoH) recipient Bob Patterson at NEX ... Pensacola Navy Exchange

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Corpsman cares beyond stopping to provide help By PO1 Brannon Deugan Naval Hospital Pensacola A routine trip to the department store Nov. 3 turned into a life-changing event for two individuals. Merging traffic revealed the hazard lights of two vehicles: a post office delivery vehicle in the median and a van in the left hand lane. As HM3 Rebecca Allen, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), drove past the van, she glanced over at the driver who appeared to be grasping at her chest. Allen feared something was seriously wrong and this was not a simple case of a disabled vehicle. She turned around at the next opportunity and doubled back to ensure everything was fine. Allen pulled along the two vehicles where she noticed a post officer delivery worker outside of the van. “I yelled from across the road to see what was going on,” Allen, from Wilmington, Ill., said. “The post office worker said ‘I think she’s having a heart attack, I think she’s having a heart attack.’ At that moment, I placed my car in park and I just ran. I don’t know actually what I was thinking, it was just adrenaline more than anything.” When Allen’s fears were realized, her corpsman training took over and she began to help the woman in the van. “As soon as I got there I went down the list like I was back in corpsman ‘A’ school,” Allen said. “We had to go down a list of questions to figure out the best case scenario to take care of whatever is wrong.” Allen provided comfort to Annie

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HM3 Rebecca Allen, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, poses for a photo with Annie Patterson at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Nov. 4. On Nov. 3, Allen, from Wilmington, Ill., used her corpsman training to provide aid and comfort to Patterson who had stopped in traffic due to experiencing chest pain. Courtesy photo from Naval Hospital Pensacola

Patterson, the woman grabbing at her chest, by asking questions such as her name and location of her pain as well as checking her pulse. Allen held her hand and gently rubbed her head to remove the hair from her face in an effort to relax Patterson. “She (Allen) took control of the situation while being attentive to me,” Patterson said. “She made sure I was calm and that I was focusing on my breathing while directing everyone else at the scene to complete what needed to be done. She stayed by my side until the paramedics arrived.” Even though she downplayed her role in the emergency situation, Allen along

with a nurse that also stopped took charge and directed other bystanders to prepare for the administration of CPR. They moved Patterson from the van and even appointed others to direct traffic. Allen remained with Patterson even after the ambulance arrived and only left her side when the paramedics loaded Patterson into the ambulance. Most “Good Samaritan” stories would end here; however, Allen made a promise to Patterson. The following afternoon she kept that promise with flowers in hand when she visited Patterson at a local hospital. “When I knocked and opened the door, Annie just smiled and lit up,” Allen

said. “She told me that she remembered my face. It was so cute, I almost cried. It definitely got to me. That moment made me feel so big in such a great way.” When Patterson was asked about Allen’s effort, she could barely contain her emotions of gratitude for everything Allen had done for her. “She (Allen) is an angel,” Patterson said. “I truly believe I might not be here today if she hadn’t stopped. You don’t find many people that stop, but she made a U-turn after seeing me beating at my chest. She is amazing and her spirit is beautiful. She didn’t even know me, but she came to the hospital to visit me and even met my husband. She was a stranger that stopped, but she is now a friend.” When reflected on her actions, Allen said it was a wild experience because this is her first duty station as a corpsman. “At that moment you don’t know the person you’re stopping to help, but when I visited with her and her husband I realized they are both sweet, kind, grateful and beautiful people,” Allen said. “It is one thing to see a situation and not really think of people involved, but it is another thing to see that person as something more. “I think about it now as how much of me did it take to help Annie,” Allen said. “Honestly, all it took was my time, my caring and my want to help. That is all it takes, and it means everything to me that Annie is okay.” The two plan on staying in touch and meet for lunch once Patterson is fully recovered and out of the hospital.

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Nimitz tolls bells: recalling 100 years since ‘The Great War’ Story, photo by MC3 Greg Hall USS Nimitz

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AVAL BASE KITSAPBREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) – One hundred years have passed since peace fell across the battlefields of World War I. After the fog of war cleared, it was evident “The Great War” made indelible changes to the landscape of modern warfare, and it will forever be remembered as a time of sacrifice. The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the hostilities in World War I by ringing 21 bells at 11 a.m., Nov. 11. “Tolling, or ringing, of bells is the traditional way to mark someone’s passing,” Capt. Kevin P. Lenox, commanding officer of Nimitz said. “On special national occasions, bells are tolled in honor of the fallen. The bells we ring aboard Nimitz honored the more than four million American families who sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during The Great War.” Lenox said that each Sailor represents the fighting spirit of those who have gone before them. As the Navy looks to the heroes of the past, they will be more determined to deliver combat ready forces

Lt. Justin Downs, from Virginia Beach, Va., renders a salute aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Nimitz is conducting a docking planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility where the ship is receiving scheduled maintenance and upgrades.

and maintain security through a sustained forward presence. “2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I, which is noteworthy itself,” Capt. J.W. David Kurtz, executive officer of Nimitz said. “World War I is known primarily for brutal trench warfare in France but also for gas attacks and the start of powered aviation in support of combat and undersea warfare.” Kurtz said the U.S. Navy played a role escorting convoys in defense against submarines, as well as the use of naval aviation assets to patrol for submarines and bomb enemy naval bases. He said it is important to remember our history and what got us to where we are now. World War I was a time of innovation. Lt. Chester W. Nimitz, chief engineer of the fuel ship USS Maumee (AO

2), helped to develop modern underway replenishment-atsea. This allowed smaller naval destroyers, which lacked a large fuel capacity, to take part in antisubmarine operations for extended periods of time in the Atlantic. Today, replenishments-atsea allows the U.S. Navy to sustain operations around the world, support interoperability amongst partner nations and project force and dominance. “I know that by empowering our Sailors to solve problems and support the ship’s mission, they will find and implement the solution to the new threat,” Kurtz said. “It wasn’t Fleet Adm. Nimitz who figured out underway replenishment; it was Lt. Nimitz. It won’t be Capt. Kurtz who figures out the next solution. It’ll be the brand new petty officer who sees a better way forward and makes it happen.”

The Navy operates at a certain standard every day, but observations for improvement can be made by any Sailor, of any rank, at any given time. This is proven by the changes implemented by Lt. Nimitz and the introduction of UNREP. Looking to the past is important before trying to take steps forward. Lessons learned in World War I, like the development of naval aviation and aircraft carriers, helped improve the fleet and prepare it for wars in the future. “Potential adversaries are thinking of new ways to defeat us, so if we are stagnant we risk losing our competitive edge,” Kurtz said. “At the same time, properly trained and ready Sailors, working equipment, and current intelligence have been consistent requirements since war began. We have to balance being

brilliant at those basics while looking for ways to gain and keep our advantages.” Kurtz said the crew of Nimitz can exemplify the same spirit carried by World War I Sailors by maintaining discipline in the face of adversity, conducting every watch, maintenance, and evolution with integrity, and being ambitious enough to strive to be the best. As the crew of Nimitz carries on these traditions and strives towards excellence, they are maintaining and furthering their readiness, lethality and modernization. This will result in the crew’s success in carrying out Nimitz’s portion of the U.S. Navy’s mission. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy facebook or twitter. For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit www. navy.mil/local/cvn68.

My PCS Checklist – Taking stress out of PCS By Cmdr. Erik Wells Sea Warrior Program Public Affairs

The latest upgrade to MyNavy Portal (MNP) includes a checklist to guide Sailors and their families through their next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. My PCS Checklist allows Sailors to easily create their own personalized move checklist, and can be found in the Assignment, Leave and Travel section of MNP under the Career and Life Events drop down menu. There is no question that PCS moves are challenging, whether it is a single Sailor heading across country or a family moving overseas. The process of relocating can be a source of personal, financial and family stress and it requires a great deal of logistical

planning. My PCS Checklistmakes the process better. Sailors can now create their own personalized checklist by using an intuitive, web-based program, to guide them through the PCS process and help eliminate unnecessary stress. “Creating the checklist is easy,” Capt. Chris Harris, director, distribution management division, Navy Personnel Command said. “Sailors answer a few questions in the online checklist, starting with their official detachment date, which automatically generates a personalized, stepby-step checklist that calculates the number of days to complete each item until their move from their current command. Sailors can print out their checklist at work or e-mail it to a spouse, parent or anyone with whom

they want to share the information.” The checklist is broken down into four categories – Shipping Household Goods, Family Move, Money and Sailor Admin. Based on the detachment date selected, the checklist outlines necessary activities, due dates and includes tips and sources of support for each category. The program includes a taskbar that indicates how far along Sailors are in completing their activities and they will receive alerts to remind them to complete the tasks to stay on their PCS timeline. “MyNavy Portal addresses one of the major issues Sailors face when managing their careers – they have to use too many websites to complete routine tasks for managing their careers,” Dave Driegert, PMW 240 assistant program manager, Single

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November Company becomes first Marine Company to graduate in new female dress blues By Staff Sgt. Tyler Hlavac Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC – A company of female Marines made history Friday after becoming the first group of new Marines to debut the Corps’ latest dress uniform. The approximately 129 Marines of November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion (RTB) were the first on the depot to graduate recruit training in the new version of the female Blue Dress Coat. The new coat features the iconic mandarin collar, white belt and gold waist plate seen on male Marine uniforms. The current female coat is open collar with a neck tab and a white shirt underneath. The coat mostly resembles the current male version although it lacks pockets and lines on the uniform. Mary Boyt, a member of the Marine Corps Uniform Board, said plans to introduce the coat began in 2013 when then-Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus instructed the Navy and Marine Corps to come up with ways to streamline uniforms and make them more unisex where possible. During a

Drill Instructors and Marines with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion march towards the Peatross Parade Deck before their graduation ceremony Nov. 16 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal

survey process, Boyt added many female Marines expressed that their current uniform wasn’t being recognized as belonging to the Marine Corps as civilians were more familiar with the more common male version of the coat. “This has been an issue that has come up to the uniform board several times in the past,” Boyt said. “Female Marines have asked for the ability to wear the male uniform or something simi-

lar to the male uniform. We knew what the male uniform looked like, and we wanted to develop a female uniform that was similar to the males but met the unique design challenges of the female shape. So, we didn’t want to just throw a male coat on them and say this is it.” For many drill instructors with November Company, the graduation was their first time publicly debuting their new blue dress coat. Many said the new uniform aligned

them more with their male counterparts. “Its very form fitting…it fits pretty well,” November Company Drill Instructor Sgt. Jazmin Penado said describing the new coat. “Now that we’re wearing the same uniform as male Marines, I feel like we are all equal. I know that’s what the Marine Corps is striving for, to make everything the same. I personally love the uniform.” November Company Drill

Instructor Staff Sgt. Kara Sykes, who serves as unit historian for 4th RTB, said the new uniform is a throwback to older female uniforms dating back to the World War II-era and is a return to form for the Marines; especially in light of the recent centennial marking 100 years of women serving in the Marine Corps. “If you look back at history, when females first came into the Marine Corps, we had the high coats with the high neck collars and then we changed over the years to a different coat,” she said. “The coat we have now is similar to when we first started. We’re bringing it back. It’s a good time for us to actually wear the coat… to see the history, to see how far we’ve come and to come back to history.” The new coat will gradually replace the current coat over the next several years and will become a mandatory uniform item in October 2022, at which time the current coat will become obsolete. Last August, recruits with Papa Company, 4th RTB became the first recruits to be issued the new coat; however they did not graduate in the coat as it is only worn for graduation in winter months.

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Thanksgiving: Don’t lose your balance By Raelyn Latchaw NAS Whiting Field Fitness Center Staff

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t hit me this week… quite unexpectedly too.

Going about my weekly business of writing out my plan of attack in my daytimer, I started at the beginning and kept flipping page after page trying to locate the clean pages that would soon be filled with lists longer than I would have time to accomplish. The last few months have merged together, and I was in a mental time warp believing we were somehow only mid-year into 2018. As I kept flipping and hit the second half of October, a wave of panic came over me – it was here already – the hectic, over-packed, filled with commitments, more-to-do-than-Icould-ever-get-done holidays. I hadn’t given a thought to shopping. Actually I hadn’t even put away my swimsuit from the summer. I would have baking to do, decorating to tackle, letters and cards to compose and gifts to purchase, as well as wrap. And don’t get me wrong…there is so much I love about the holidays ... it’s just trying to keep that balancing act, juggling and finding

time to take care of me so I can do what I need to do for others that seems to be so challenging. Perhaps you can relate... I’m imagining that many of you can. Before we all go into complete panic mode, I have a few tips that have proven helpful over the years. Perhaps as I run through them to center myself, they’ll help you balance too. So here are the bare basics: • Put first things first If I don’t prioritize what “needs” to get done and separate it from what I’d “like” to get done, it can make this girl crazy. The bottom line is I can’t do everything. As much as this “type A” girl would like to think she can, that’s not reality, so I’m going to have to pick and choose. And for me, the best way to narrow down my selection is to grab pen and paper and sort out the important stuff from the fluff. • Put “self care” at the top of my list Translation... sleep. Too many late nights trying to squeeze more out of the day never

Holiday fitness is a real thing. Budget your calories and you won’t lose your “balance.” Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort works or throwing one too many parties into the schedule throws my pyramid out of balance. Let’s face it, our brains work better with adequate rest... those neurons just don’t fire like they should when our brains are tired. • Budget your holiday food splurge “But it’s the holidays”... Too many holiday cookies do not fuel me to be at my best. You’re talking to the sweet tooth girl here, but I know living in moderation and trying to be selective about my holiday eating treats help me stay feeling good about myself and feeling good in my skin.

• De-stress periodically Catching a “zen” moment needs to be on my “to do” list too, and for me, that means quiet time and some energy expending. Exercise is a great way to accomplish that goal ... whether it be a good cardio sweat on the elliptical, a run in the fresh air, or a yoga class to connect my mind and body. All of these things help me stay cool, calm, and collected when the Holiday Hectic hits. • What’s the point? Remember the reason for the season. Before all of the commercialism and expectations grew to such great proportions (can we say Southern Living standard?)

the focus of the holidays was centered around family, friends and faith. With our hearts and minds centered here, the balance seems to just flow naturally. These are just a few simple tips to get you thinking and perhaps creating your own list of “Balance Tips.” And by the way, if you happen to be one of those amazing planners who did your shopping last January, with presents wrapped and ready to go by June, my hat’s off to you. Maybe you could share a few of your tips – you won’t be able to miss me. I’ll be carrying the big paper planner and hopefully have a calm, balanced smile on my face.

NASWF Sailors recognized at Knights of Columbus/St. Rose of Lima Church dinner ... The

Knights of Columbus Council 7027 and Saint Rose of Lima Church in Milton recently recognized Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sailors during a dinner at the church. In the photo are (left to right) NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee, ABH2 Dominic Caviness (Junior Sailor of the Year); AC1 Michael Hein (Sailor of the Year); AC3 Omer Dubose (Blue Jacket of the Year); ABH1 Angela Vasquez (Sailor of the Quarter, 2nd quarter); NAS Whiting Field Branch Medical representatives HN Nia Allen (Blue Jacket of the Year); HM3 Lyndsay Robinson (Junior Sailor of the Year); HM2 Glen Merrill (Sailor of the Year). Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn

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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. The test is open to Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard and DoD personnel. To schedule an appointment, visit https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp.

Nov. application fees waived for SIU

The Southern Illonois University (SIU) Carbondale located onboard NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 634, Suite 13 will be waiving all application fees for the month of November. Classes will begin again Jan. 14. For more information, e-mail pensacola@siu.edu or call 455-2449.

“Read All About It...” Pelican Drop at Kazoo Rockin’ Eve

The famed Pensacola Pelican Drop will return to Blue Wahoos Stadium on New Year’s Eve for the second consecutive year as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the City of Pensacola, and Pensacola Parks and Recreation. The family-friendly celebration will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 31, featuring entertainment from two local bands, mascot appearances, on-field activities for children and families, fireworks and the Pelican Drop. Admission is free to the public. Tickets to New Years on the Bay are now available on the Blue Wahoos website www.BlueWahoos.com or by calling the box office at 934-8444.

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.

ter by Dec. 14. • Until Dec. 13: In the spirit of giving, one Pensacola patron anonymously donated more than $800 worth of toys to the Toys for Tots campaign at the NEX Main Store. Toys for Tots NEX Main Store collection going on now until Dec. 13 at each checkout. Join the NEX as they support the U.S. Marine Corps mission to provide less fortunate children a special Christmas. • Dec, 1 through 22: Visit Santa in his Toy Workshop every Saturday beginning Dec. 1 through 22 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can visit, take photos, write wish list letters and participate in coloring activities. Located inside the NEX Personalized Services. • Dec. 8: The NEX believes everyone far and wide deserves a little taste of being Home for the Holidays and letters from families and friends do just that. Join the NEX Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Santa’s Toy Workshop for storytime with Santa and help Dash the Elf gather holiday letters for the Sailors overseas. Children can write a letter and receive a $10 off coupon from Dash the Elf. Hurry in while supplies last. • Dec. 15: Back by popular demand, join Santa Claus in his Toy Workshop with your pets. Santa Claus welcomes your family including your cats and dogs to take pictures with him scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 15. Don’t forget your camera. All events will be held at the Pensacola NEX Main Store 5600 Highway 98 West. For more information, call 458-8811.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

Polar Express PJ party at NNAM

Purple Heart recipients sought

The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.

Onboard NASP NEX celebrates the holidays

Join NEX for a holiday season packed full of festive family fun. Listed below are some of the events you can look forward to in celebrating the holiday season. • Holiday hours: Main Store Mall at 5600 HWY 98 West: Doors open Nov. 23 at 5 a.m. and Nov. 24 and 25 at 8 a.m.; Aviation Plaza onboard NAS Pensacola: Doors open Nov. 23 at 6 a.m., Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. and Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. • Nov. 23 through 25: Visit the NEX for a Navy Blue Weekend Celebration for a fun Thanksgiving Day Weekend • Nov. 24: Santa Claus Comes to Town on a Firetruck Nov. 24 between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Come visit and take photos for his holiday debut • Until Dec. 14: Give a military child a memorable holiday. Help the NEX support Corry Chaplain’s Angel Giving Tree Initiative, now through Dec. 14 tree is in Santa’s Toy Workshop located in Personalized Services. Select an Angel from the Angel Tree, take Angel to Mall Customer Service to sign-up, purchase an age appropriate gift for your Angel. Bring all unwrapped Angel gifts to Mall Customer Service coun-

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The National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) will present “The Polar Express” Pajama Party at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the Giant Screen Theater beginning Nov. 24 through Dec. 23. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas. Tickets prices are $7 per person. Infants ages 1 and under are free and do not require a ticket purchase. Arrive early and purchase tickets in person at the museum ticket counter. Advanced tickets are available in person at the Giant Screen Theater ticket counter. Admission into NNAM is free and open to the public. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.

Military loved ones gather monthly

People who love and support someone in the military are invited to attend the Military Loved Ones luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. The gathering offers an opportunity for military spouses and other loved ones to network. Active-duty or retired are welcome. There is no charge to attend, but participants pay for their own lunch orders. For more information, contact Susan Lewis at 7238593 or at susanlewisbooks@yahoo.com.

Around Town Jazz students invited to apply

Student jazz musicians, you are invited to submit an entry to the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. The finals will be the March Jazz Gumbo, 6:30 p.m., March 18, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Three finalists from each division – College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal – will perform at the live finals. Awards for first, second and third in each division, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event. Application deadline is March 1. Go to www.jazzpensacola.com to download the 2019 application, the current flyer and backing tracks.

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For more information, send an email to info@jazzpensacola.com or call 433-8382.

Pet pictures with Santa at Santa Paws

The Pensacola Humane Society will be hosting a Santa Paws photo booth Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with spirits and your best furry friend. Bring your pooch to 500 East Heinberg St., then jump in line to get your dog’s picture with Santa Claus. The photographer will take photos with your camera. It is free to attend; donations are welcomed. Pensacola Humane Society and Gulf Coast Brewery team up to bring you Pensacola’s newest favorite holiday tradition. It’s a community get-together for a great cause. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Camellia Club 80th annual show

The Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) will have its 80th annual Camellia Show at University of West Florida (UWF) Conference Center located at 11000 University Parkway Bldg. 22, along with UWF Camellia Garden Tour and Plant Sales Dec. 8. Bloom preparation begins at 7 a.m. and judging begins mid-morning. There will be judges from several states who are certified by the America Camellia Society. Public viewing is free and begins at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., after judging and prizes have been awarded. Prior to 1 p.m., visitors can ride on the University’s shuttle service to tour the UWF Camellia Garden or view and purchase many of the Camellia plants available for sales. This year winning bloom prizes have been replaced with Toys for Tots donations. PCC will also be taking donation of unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Plant sales begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m. or until the supply is sold out. Membership and additional information about the Pensacola Camellia Club activities can be found a www.pensacolacamelliaclub.com/annual-camellia-show or by calling 7800410.

I Pink I Can annual run announced

Join the Krewe du YaYas at the sixth annual I Pink I Can Run four-mile run/walk for breast cancer Feb. 23. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the Flora-Bama Lounge. All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs. Cost is $30 now until Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Registration rate goes up to $35 at packet pick-up and race day. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/i-pink-i-canrun-2019. For more information, visit www.keepingabreastfoundation.org.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast fall concert

The Sinfonia Gulf Coast Youth Orchestra will perform at their fall concert Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church Destin. The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who participate in a variety of ensembles that perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. The fall concert will feature both ensembles performing traditional classical as well as everyone’s favorite holiday selections. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information, call Sinfonia Gulf Coast at 460-8800.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Following training, auxiliarist may assist in a number of ways. Members also develop and share new skills with the community and other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www.cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

Free Scottish dance classes

Free Scottish dance classes will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday night. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.

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GOSPORT A Thanksgiving proclamation by the president of the United States of America – George Washington, 1789

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From the Smithsonian Institution

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer ...” Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious being ... that we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and ruler of nations and beseech him ... to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations ... to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us – and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.”

“The First Thanksgiving” is a reproduction of an oil painting by J.L.G. Ferris from the early 20th century. The classic scene has some historical inaccuracies in both the clothing and seating arrangements; unity and thanks between peoples are the true themes. Image from Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Most Americans are familiar with the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving feast of 1621, but few realize that it was not the first festival of its kind in North America. Long before Europeans set foot in the Americas, native peoples sought to ensure a good harvest with dances and rituals such as the “Green Corn Dance” of the Cherokees. The first Thanksgiving service known to be held by Europeans in North America occurred May 27, 1578, in Newfoundland, although earlier church-type services were probably held by Spaniards in La Florida. However, for British New England, some historians believe that the Popham Colony in Maine conducted a Thanksgiving service in 1607. In the same year, Jamestown colonists gave thanks for their safe arrival, and another service was held in 1610 when a supply ship arrived after a harsh winter. Berkeley Hundred (later Berkeley Plantation) settlers held a Thanksgiving service in accordance with their charter, which stated that the day of their arrival in Virginia should be observed yearly as a day of thanksgiving, but within a few years an Indian uprising ended further services. Thus British colonists held several Thanksgiving services in America before the Pilgrims’ celebration in 1621. The Pilgrims, with a puritanical rejection of public religious display, held a non-religious Thanksgiving feast, aside from saying grace. In fact, they seem to have used the three days for feasting, playing games and even drinking liquor.

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In 1623, the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation, Mass., held another day of Thanksgiving. As a drought was destroying their crops, Colonists prayed and fasted for relief; the rains came a few days later. And not long after, Capt. Miles Standish arrived with staples and news that a Dutch supply ship was on its way. Because of all this good fortune, Colonists held a day of thanksgiving and prayer June 30. This 1623 festival appears to have been the origin of our Thanksgiving Day because it combined a religious and social celebration. Festivals of Thanksgiving were observed sporadically on a local level for more than 150 years. They tended to be autumn harvest celebrations. But in 1789, Elias Boudinot of Massachusetts, a member of the House of Representatives, moved that a day of “Thanksgiving” be held to thank God for giving the American people the opportunity to create a Constitution to preserve their hard-won freedoms. A congressional joint committee approved the motion and informed President George Washington. On Oct. 3, 1789, the president proclaimed that the people of the United States observe “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” on Thursday, Nov. 26. The next three presidents proclaimed, at most, two days of thanksgiving sometime during their terms of office, either on their own initiative or at the request of a joint resolution of Congress. One exception was Thomas Jefferson, who believed it was a conflict of church and state to require the American people hold a day of prayer and thanksgiving.

Gosling Games Color Me: ‘Gobble, gobble’

President James Madison proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving to be held April 13, 1815, the last such proclamation issued by a president until Abraham Lincoln did so in 1862. Most of the credit for the establishment of an annual Thanksgiving holiday may be given to Sarah Josepha Hale. Editor of Ladies Magazine and Godey’s Lady’s Book, she began to agitate for such a day in 1827 by printing articles in the magazines. She also published stories and recipes, and wrote scores of letters to governors, senators and presidents. After 36 years of crusading, she won her battle. On Oct. 3, 1863, buoyed by the Union victory at Gettysburg, President Lincoln proclaimed that Nov. 26, would be a national Thanksgiving Day, to be observed every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Only twice has a president changed the day of observation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in order to give Depression-era merchants more selling days before Christmas, assigned the third Thursday to be Thanksgiving Day in 1939 and 1940. But he was met with popular resistance, largely because the change required rescheduling Thanksgiving Day events such as football games and parades. In 1941, a congressional joint resolution officially set the fourth Thursday of November as a national holiday for Thanksgiving. Today, Thanksgiving is a time when many families come together, and many churches are open for special services. We have both Native Americans and immigrants to thank for the opportunity to observe a day of thanksgiving.

Jokes & Groaners Thanksgiving jokes to make your stomach hurt...

Why do turkeys gobble? Because they never learned table manners. How can you send a turkey through the post office? Bird-Class mail. What happened when the turkey got into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him. Why did the turkey cross the road? Because the chicken got Thanksgiving off. Why did the band hire a turkey as a drummer? Because he had the drumsticks. What sound does a space turkey make? “Hubble, Hubble, Hubble.”

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PARADE PIE PILGRIM PUMPKIN TURKEY

Why don’t turkeys fly? They can’t afford plane tickets. What’s the friendliest vegetable on Earth? The sweet potato.


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November 21, 2018

NHP Orthopedic Clinic keeps patients happy and active Story, photo by PO1 Brannon Deugan Naval Hospital Pensacola

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aval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Orthopedics Clinic offers treatment for a wide range of injuries to assist beneficiaries with orthopedic needs. Orthopedics is the care and study of bone diseases as well as the repair and treatment of bones and musculoskeletal injuries. “Orthopedic care is a huge need,” Lt. Cmdr. Johnathan Williams, an orthopedic surgeon, NHP, said. “A large percentage of all emergency room and urgent care center visits are orthopedic complaints, and here at the NHP Orthopedic Clinic we are happy to treat these patients once diagnosed.” According to Williams, the NHP Orthopedics Clinic is primarily concerned with two missions. The first mission focuses on active duty patients while the second mission is geared toward retirees and service member’s families. “For the active duty patients, it is important to maintain or return patients as quickly as possible to

full duty status so they can continue their mission,” Williams said. “Our second mission is to help retirees and the families of service members to maintain or return to active and healthy lifestyles.” The orthopedics clinic covers a wide span of orthopedic services to aid patients with living active and healthy lives. The clinic provides consultations and surgeries to include the hands, knees, hips, shoulders, feet and ankles. “We offer too many surgeries to name,” Williams, from Killeen, Texas, said. “But the majority of what we see here is orthopedics sports related injuries and arthritis.”

HM3 Darren Cason, from Fallon, Nev., applies a posterior upper-extremity plaster splint to a Sailor in Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Orthopedics Clinic. The NHP Orthopedics Clinic treatment for a wide range of injuries.

Sports-related orthopedic injuries can include ankle sprains, tennis elbow, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, meniscus tears and shoulder dislocations. Arthritis refers to the wear and tear of joints from a previous injury or age related changes. NHP’s Orthopedics Clinic is capable of providing full services on these conditions and more. A common injury that is seen in the orthopedic clinic is broken bones. Broken bones need to be immobilized with a cast or splint to allow proper healing. “Casting and splinting is

our standard way of healing patients with broken bones,” HM3 Darren Cason, an orthopedic technician, said. “Casting and splinting is an art form. It is a skill that is learned over weeks and weeks of applied practice, and this is important to learn because the correct immobilization of the injury allows healing so the patient will not need surgery.” According to Cason, three to five splints are applied daily to patients as well as continued practice and training to ensure the art form is developed and maintained.

“We do everything orthopedics related except for the spine,” Williams said. “We are willing and eager to provide care for our patients in the community.” The NHP Orthopedic Clinic is available to all TRICARE and Department of Veteran Affairs beneficiaries on a referral only basis. Patients will need to see their primary care provider to discuss referral options. For more information on receiving a referral to the NHP Orthopedics Clinic, contact the Health Benefits Office at 505-6709.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. One hour dedicated to 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 tour is scheduled for Dec. 5. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Dec. 6. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Dec. 20. 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. • 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

• 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 Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • 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 NAS Pensacola – 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. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal 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)

• Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@bnaiisraelpensacola.org • 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 • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola. com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • Grace Christian Church – (a non-denominational Christian Church/Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www.annunciationgoc.org.

• 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 victims 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 4499231/2. 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 challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342. • NASP 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 email nasp_ comm_outreach @ Navy.mil.


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The race is on: 51st Snowball Derby

The 51st Snowball Derby will be held at Five Flags Speedway Nov. 28. The derby is the must-see racing event of Pensacola.

Story, photo From www.visitpensacola.com Rev up your engines for the 51st annual Snowball Derby to be held Nov. 28 at the Five Flags Speedway. They come from small towns, big cities and different countries with the dream of winning the nation’s most prestigious short-track race and celebrating victory by kissing the coveted Tom Dawson trophy. Racing all-stars speed their way to the Gulf Coast each December for the Snowball Derby, a 300-lap super late model stock car race held at the half-mile Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. In the short-track racing world, the Snowball Derby is known as the nation’s most prestigious race: a 300-lap Super Late Model race featuring some of the best short track drivers in the country who try to make the final 38 car field. The driver that comes out on top after 300 laps can say that he beat the best of the best. While the Snowball Derby is the big attraction, it is just part of the racing action fans can experience at Five Flags during Snowball Derby week. The event kicks off midweek when close to 250 teams, representing seven divisions of racing, touchdown in Pensacola to show off their skills and speed in different competitions throughout the week. A free Green Flag Party includes food, beverages, music

and an autograph signing session. As the week progresses, Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 hopefuls practice and qualify for the big event. On Saturday race fans can witness Snowball Derby practice, final derby qualifying and the Allen Turner Snowflake 100-lap race for the top Pro Late Model racers in the country. The official Snowball Derby is held on Sunday. Since it was first run in 1968, the race has drawn top series NASCAR drivers. Top drivers at the Snowball Derby have included Kyle Busch, Steve Wallace, Bobby Gill, Bill Elliott’s son Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth’s son Ross Kenseth, David Stremme, Tammy Jo Kirk and Cale Gale. The qualifiers and main event draw more than 30,000 fans over the course of four days, with 10,000 fans turning out for the final race. The Snowball Derby is very competitive and drivers and their teams often build new cars just for this race. And they add a little flair to the track by decorating cars in the holiday spirit. Fans vote for a favorite Snowball car, which is often themed for Florida winter or the holiday season. So add a little speed and excitement to your holiday traditions with a trip to the track for Snowball Derby. For more information, visit www.5flagsspeedway. com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Venom” (PG13) “The Nutcracker and “Goosebumps 2” (PG) “The Nutcracker and t 3D: 5:30 p.m. the Four Realms” Noon the Four Realms” 2D: 8 p.m. (PG) (PG) c 3D: 12:30 p.m. “Venom” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m. Nutcracker and 2D: 5:30 p.m. 2D: 2 p.m. and 4:30 h “The the Four Realms” p.m. “Hunter Killer” (R) (PG) “Venom” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. a M o v i e

2D: 5 p.m.

“Hunter Killer” (R) 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Venom” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “A Star is Born” (R) 7:10 p.m.

3D: 3 p.m. 2D: 8 p.m.

“A Star is Born” (R) 7 p.m.

“Goosebumps 2” (PG) Noon “Hunter Killer” (R) 5 p.m.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” (PG) 2D: 12:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.

“A Star is Born” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Hunter Killer” (R) 5 p.m. “Halloween” (R) 7 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

THURSDAY “Goosebumps 2” (PG) 5 p.m. “First Man” (PG13) 7 p.m. “Hunter Killer” (R) 5:10 p.m. “Halloween” (R) 7:30 p.m.

November 21, 2018

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. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. For more information, call 452-6802. • Pop-Up Playdates: Pop-Up Play- Try this dates hosted throughout NASP and NASP • Christmas Golf Corry Station will be Classic: The A.C. ending Nov. 27 with a Read Golf Course onfinal play date at the board NAS Pensacola Corry Youth Sports will host the Great Complex Playground Christmas Golf Clasfrom 10 a.m. to noon. sic Dec. 1, tee times Make new friends in 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. the community. For The classic will include more information, call a nine-hole scramble, a nine-hole best ball 452-3806. • Backpacking and nine-hole modi101 Skills Course: fied alternate shot. In preparation for up- Cost is $170 per percoming backpack- son for a two person ing trips, MWR will be team. For more inforhosting a Backpack- mation or to register, ing 101 Skills Course call 452-2454. Nov. 24 through 25. Course price is $40, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Paintball Tournament: MWR Sports will be hosting a paintball tournament as part of the NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Dec. 8, check in at 8 a.m. This is a five-player teams tournament. MWR will provide equipment, no outside equipment allowed. Deadline to enter is Nov. 30. Eligible patrons include active-duty, their spouses, reservists, DoD employees and permanent contracted personnel. For more inforamtion, call 452-4391 or 452-4392. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421 or e-mail baldg6@att.net. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 452-7810.

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 www.naspensacola-mwr. com.


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NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Marketplace Announcements

Articles for Sale

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

Articles for Sale

Dining table w/ 4 chairs. $150. OBO. 850-378-7441 Queen bed frame, with night stand. $120 OBO. 850-378-7441

Free Antique Piano - Kirkman, London, Sold by Woodward & Co, Edinburgh. Upright with bench. Piano has all original material. You pick up.

Graco snug ride 35 car seat, 2 click connect car seat bases and 1 click connect stroller. Color: red. In great condition. Selling We can drive your car as a set. $115.00.Text 850anywhere in the U.S. and 316-6895 for photos and deliver right to your door, more info. or location of your choice. Licensed, Insured and Graco motorized infant member BBB. Call: 850- swing. Collapsable space 934-8020 saver. In great condition. $30.00. Text 850-316-6895 NEEDED: 4 CDL drivers for photos and more info. to deliver trucks call now Lawn mower. $75 OBO. 850-934-8020 850-378-7441 position avail. entry-level. Support the sales force in New portable spinal demachine. a fast paced insurance of- compression fice. Please e-mail resume Paid $250. Asking $50. 850-458-3821 or call 850 477-4098

White vinyl wicker. 3 large chairs 3 ottomen,Loveseat,2 end tables + coffee table. $1800 inv. Asking $650.00. Cushions incl. Great cond. (850)484-8998

CHILDCARE: Lennon’s Little Friends Home Childcare has full time spots available. We also offer drop in care for 1 day or as needed. After hour care available (nights and weekends). Military discount given with mention of ad and ID. (850)725-5020

44 Mag. N.I.B. Rossi lever action carbine 16” bbl. Not interested in keeping it. $540.00 text/call 850324-4565. Auto

Auto

2008 King Ranch Ford F-350. 6.4L V8 Diesel. In very used condition, but great truck. Around 190K miles. Email me at eskota3@hotmail.com.

COACHMEN All new womens size 11 2009 name brand sneakers and 3150SS C-CLASS MOWANTED: Instructor to flats. $2-$5. 850-458-3821 TORHOME. 57,000MI, Excellent Condition, See at teach individual how to operate an internet business. Women’s new reading Corry Resale Lot $40,000. glasses. 5 pair set comes 850-698-0260 Call Max 850-380-8774 with organizer caddy. $10. 96 Nissan Hard body WANTED: Retired engi- 850-458-3821 pickup. New paint,brakes, neer to help design high end home stereo speakers. Harley Davidson mem- tires. Cruise control and robilia, belt,100 yr jewelry blue tooth. Very good conCall Max 850-380-8774 box,T shirts, new boots, dition. Great car for stuevent pins, etc. text 850 dent.131,000 miles. $3500. 449 3031 for pictures. Prices? Negotiated. Wanted

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Boats Looking to buy a 30-foot to 40 foot sailboat for anyone pcsing looking to sell I’m interested mostly in Pensacola area Sailboat* 1982- 52 Farrington Vagabond-in OBAL. Ready to sail with a few repairs. 110K OBO 850-723-6381.BOB.Been sitting at dockside 2Yr after bottom REAL ESTATE Real Estate Home & Hangar on private airport in Holt, FL. 2 BR 2 bth house. Offered for sale by owner/builder. No realtor calls please. 931-2526546 3 BR/1.5 Bath FULLY Furnished House. Pool Table, Man Cave, Screened Patio with Hot Tub, above ground Pool. Nice gated private backyard with party deck and fire pit. All bedrooms have queen size beds. Move in ready. Located near Saufley Field. $1300 month. Call Sean 850-503-0215. House for sale by Owner near NHP. 4BR/4Ba 2700/3200 Sq Ft. Hot tub. Need to downsize Please call.850-723-6381.

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THE OPERA FASHION SHOW DECEMBER 4, 2018

Enrich your opera and date night wardrobes with a luncheon fashion show featuring celebrity models, evening gowns, and cocktail dresses with a pop-up vendor shopping area before the show. 10:00 AM | Early Entry Shopping and Silent Auction 11:00 AM | General Admission 11:30 AM | Lunch 12:00 PM | Fashion Show 1:00 PM | Raffle and Silent Auction Winners Announced Early Entry Price: $60 General Admission: $50

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Real Estate 3/2 Bath, house for sale, great investment, close to base. $126,500, note less than $700 month. 2324 W Avery St. Call Debra 850602-4606

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Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http://www.vrbo. com/4016771ha

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