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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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Adm. Jackson nominated for new position From U.S. Department of Defense A.C. Read Golf Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola was recently chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for November. Photo from NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation department

NASP golf course gets historic honor From Florida Department of State

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Nov. 15 that the A.C. Read Golf Club at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of November. “In commemoration of Veterans Day this November, we honor those who have served in the United States military and are pleased to feature the historic A.C. Read Golf Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” Detzner said. “With terrific views along Bayou Grande, this golf course has been part of the Naval Air Station Pensacola since World

War II, providing service members, their families and the public a challenging golf course in a beautiful setting.” NASP occupies more than 5,000 acres. In 1942, NASP constructed an 18-hole golf course to provide recreational activity for the soldiers stationed at the base. The golf course is named in honor of Albert Cushing Read, an avid golfer and graduate of the first aviator class at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1915. Today the A.C. Read Golf Club is a public 27-hole golf complex consisting of three nine-hole courses that are played in 18-hole combinations (Bayou, Lakeview and Bayview). Each nine-hole course features three sets of tees playing from 2,600 to 3,200 yards

and the 18-hole combinations play from 5,400 to 6,600 yards. course also includes an 18-hole, par-60 executive golf course featuring three sets of tees playing from 4,000 to 4,300 yards. The original 18-hole golf course has been incorporated into portions of the entire golf complex. “We are thrilled to be chosen as this month’s featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Steve Bobe, PGA, and general manager of A.C. Read Golf Club. “Known as the ‘Cradle of Naval Aviation’ our incredible legacy is strengthened by a multimillion dollar Jerry Pate redesign in 2003.” For more information, go to http://floridahistoricgolftrail.com/ courses/ac-read-golf-club.

CIWT overhauls non-resident training course From Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) released an overhauled version of the information systems technician (IT) rating non-resident training course (NRTC) Nov. 10. The new NRTC immediately replaces previous versions, which will be archived in six months, and applies to Sailors with Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) codes B460 (IT) and C260 (IT Submarine). Technological innovations and the Navy’s recent rating modernization effort made the older versions obsolete. “Based on the dynamics of cyber and information technology, our fleet is incurring various modernization projects and updates to systems architecture, hence the old versions were outdated,” said Samuel Kelley, the deputy director for the model management/requirements directorate at CIWT. “These new nonresident training manuals

will directly support the new accession Sailors assigned to their first fleet or shore work role and enable them to increase their baseline level of knowledge and reinforce ‘A’ school learning objectives.” Designed for use as a reference guide by active-duty and Naval Reserve Sailors, the NRTC supports individual professionalization, advancement preparation, and Ready, Relevant Learning as part of Sailor 2025. “NRTC’s are not required in order to take advancement exams, but they are highly recommended,” said Kelley. “If a Sailor desires to prepare, these will directly help in all facets of providing more insight and knowledge of their occupation.” Kelley pointed out that the updated NRTC was used for the B460 (IT) rating advancement examination readiness review and exam development efforts in early November. It will also support future modifications to Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDR’s)

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and be used by Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) working group efforts. As CIWT pursues Ready, Relevant Learning development, the NRTC may be considered as part of future blended training solutions for block learning. Currently, five modules cover topics ranging from administration and security to cyberspace operations. CIWT is developing an additional module for expeditionary and special warfare IT Sailors to be released at a later date. A new feature with the modules is interactive courseware and end-ofchapter testing capabilities. “If you answer the questions wrong, it takes you directly to the answer, as we’re trying to increase and update the level of knowledge for the Sailor and not have them wasting time trying to find answers when they actually may need the answer now, in support of job work role requirements,” said Kelley, encouraging the NRTC’s usefulness as an internal command training tool. Additionally, the manuals can be used as a reference for junior officers,

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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.

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,

from the information warfare community and those fulfilling communications officer roles, to help them better understand the basic requirements and dynamics of their enlisted work roles. The NRTC, as well as rate training manuals, is available on Navy Knowledge Online at www.nko.navy.mil; select organizations and communities and tab the learning centers and CIWT, then select www.nko.navy.mil/ group/information-warfare-training/nrtc-it. It is also available on the Naval Education and Training Command’s NRTC Portal at www.courses.netc.navy. mil. To activate imbedded courseware and testing capabilities, download to your desktop. 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, go to www.navy.mil/ local/cid/.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Nov. 16 that President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Mary M. Jackson for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, District of Columbia. Jackson has served as commander, Navy Region Southeast, in Jacksonville since July 18, 2014, and previously served as chief of staff to the commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Before that, she served as seamanship and navigation instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, theater air and missile defense officer at the U.S. Joint Forces Command, flag secretary to commander at Naval Surface Forces within the Atlantic

Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson

Fleet and head of surface junior officer assignments at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn. She also previously was executive officer at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and commander of Naval Station Norfolk. Her previous sea duty assignments include assistant operations officer and navigator on USS Willamette, operations officer on USS Briscoe, operations officer on USS Vella Gulf and executive officer of USS Stout.

Changes announced for TA applications By Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs

Sailors planning to take college classes in 2017 are required to have their Tuition Assistance requests approved by their command a minimum of 14 days prior to term start dates. As detailed in Naval Administrative Message 219/16 and as part of the Voluntary Education/Navy College Transformation, all TA requests for courses starting on or after Jan. 1 must be submitted via the My Education/Web TA portal within the Navy College website, and command approved between 120 and 14 calendar days before the term start date. “This is a major change for service members that were used to the old TA application requirements,” said Ernest D’Antonio, Navy Voluntary Education Program director. “With the holidays coming up, it’s critical to understand that for classes starting in early January, TA requests need to be in the pipeline no later than the middle of December.” “First-time TA users are also required to complete the DoD Higher Education Preparation Training Course, WebTA Training and receive education counseling through the Virtual Education Center or a Navy College Office,” D’Antonio said. “Those service members should start the process even earlier to make sure they are able to complete the process by the deadline.” Any questions about TA applications can be handled by the Virtual Education Center (VEC) or online via the Navy College website. VEC can be reached at (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684, or via the website at www.livehelpnow.net/lhn/TicketsVisitor.aspx? lhnid=30432. The new Navy College Program website is www.navycollege.navy.mil.

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You can give thanks for example set by veterans Commentary by PO3 Mario Coto USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Public Affairs

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ORFOLK (NNS) – Thanksgiving is the day when family and loved ones gather together, enjoy a meal and give thanks for making it through another year. Whether it’s getting a new job or having a baby, people find many blessings to be thankful for. It is appropriate Veterans Day is observed during the same month as Thanksgiving. The service and sacrifice of veterans who have served has earned the gratitude and respect of many, including those who serve in the military today. Sailors of aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are thankful for the men and women who have previously served. They know they would not be where they are today without the standards and traditions set by veterans. “I feel that our veterans have helped us to be where we are today,” said PO1 Joanna Waugh, the carrier’s Senior Sailor of the Year. “Having an opportunity to support and continue their vision really means a lot to me.” PO3 Raylene Rodriguez, the carrier’s Petty Officer of the Year, looks to the ship’s namesake as an emblematic veteran. “It’s both an honor and a privilege to be aboard a ship named after a Navy veteran who is still alive,” said

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Rodriguez. “I feel the ship and its crew are the continuation of his legacy, and a starting point for many of our own.” Waugh also feels honored to serve aboard USS George H.W. Bush (GHWB), the only U.S. Navy aircraft carrier with a living namesake. “Anybody can read through articles or watch documentaries about President George H.W. Bush and his career, but it’s another thing entirely to serve aboard an embodiment of said career,” said Waugh. “He did it all, and the resiliency that he showed throughout his entire naval career really contributed to his success, which is the same resiliency we have adopted aboard GHWB to make sure that we are successful.” Humbled by their recent recognition, Rodriguez and Waugh credit the example set by veterans who have stood where they stand now. Despite their success, they both know they have big shoes to fill, and a long legacy to honor. “President Bush may be one of the more well-known veterans, but I know he is one of many who have

Sailors from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and USS Houston (SSN 713) visit President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush Oct. 18 during a trip to Houston for Houston Navy Week. Coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), Navy weeks are designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity. Photo by CPO Jen Blake

served,” said Waugh. “I’m am forever humbled and grateful by the actions, the heroism, and the sacrifice of the men and women before me, no matter how far I go in my career.” Rodriguez takes a lot of pride in serving her country, especially on Veterans Day. “Every morning that I recite the Sailor’s Creed, I know that I represent the fighting spirit of those who served before me,” said Rodriguez.

“It’s such a humbling feeling to stand in their place, and know that you are a better person for it.” Veterans Day and Thanksgiving may only come once a year on the calendar, but Sailors and other service members find reasons to be thankful for veterans and their service everyday. That gratitude is best displayed by standing the watch and upholding the legacy of those who have honorably served before us.

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Navy COOL expands funding eligibility for Sailors E-6, above Story, photo by PO3 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

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avy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) announced a new waiver that affects E-6 Sailors who will reach high year tenure (HYT) at 20 years and senior enlisted who plan to retire at 20 years Nov. 16. are in your career, you may be able to benefit from getting a credential that is related to your training and experience in the Navy,� said Michael Talley, Navy COOL’s assistant program director. “While the Navy’s credentialing program highly recommends that Sailors get credentialed as early as SN Jacob Elsbree, an information systems technician student, practices basic computer hardware configuration possible in their career, in at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Corry Station. reality this doesn’t always happen. For this reason, enlistment and are waiting credentialing is beneficial requirements, and per- been maintained. Navy COOL provides the Navy has built in sev- for a reenlistment or ex- to a Sailor’s career because formance evaluations. He went on to say, in information about licenses it is part of the Sailor’s eral waivers to the time- tension to go through. All waivers must be ap- Learning and Develop- the civilian sector, creden- and certifications applicain-service requirement.� Navy COOL also offers proved by Naval Educa- ment Roadmap (LaDR). tialed service members ble to all Navy occupaand Training He stated credentialing is demonstrate to prospec- tions, offering resources waivers for Sailors who tion are being discharged due Command through the included in the LaDR, be- tive employers their skills and funding to help to combat-related injuries, Navy Credentials Program cause it can contribute to are on par with their civil- Sailors gain appropriate military career develop- ian peers for as many civilian desired, and in and Sailors who are ap- office. According to Talley, ment, self-development years as the credential has many cases required, creproaching the end of their dentials. For more information about Navy COOL, visit http://www.cool.navy.mil/ By Jazmine Wise wherever needed,� Faison said. ensure that its people are trained and preor call 452-6683. U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Faison’s strategy introduces new princi- pared to save lives at sea, above the sea, Navy COOL is located Public Affairs ples to guide Navy Medicine personnel as below the sea and ashore. with the Center for Inforthey work to accomplish the new mission Health: We will provide the best care our mation Warfare Training, FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) – The U.S. and vision. nation can offer to Sailors, Marines, and their which delivers trained inNavy’s top doctor announced new strategic “Each principle requires active engage- families to keep them healthy, ready and on formation warfare profespriorities for Navy Medicine Nov. 15. ment of everyone in Navy Medicine, from the job. Convenience, experience of care and sionals to the Navy and Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon the most junior Corpsmen, to our most sen- technology drive the health care decisions of joint services, enabling general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and ior flag officers,� said Faison. many patients today. Navy Medicine's main optimal performance of Surgery (BuMed), presented the new misThe strategy commits Navy Medicine to focus is on providing patients with the best information warfare sion, vision, principles and priorities for the following principles: honor the trust to possible care and in ways acceptable to across the full spectrum of Navy Medicine, with rapid change being the care for America’s sons and daughters, honor them. military operations. driving force. the uniform we wear and honor the privilege Partnerships: We will expand and For more information, “The world in which we operate is con- of leadership. strengthen our partnerships to maximize visit http://www.navy.mil, stantly changing,� said Faison. “Our success “The tradition of caring, compassion, hope readiness and health. Collaboration is critihttp://www.facebook.com/ depends on how well we adapt to those and resolve is a Navy Medicine hallmark that cal in meeting the needs of the patient. Navy usnavy, or http://www. changes and continue to honor the trust our team will continue to carry on,� said Fai- Medicine will strengthen its partnerships twitter. com/usnavy. placed in our hands every day to care for son. Readiness, health and partnerships are through incorporation of research, principles For more news from America’s sons and daughters.� the new Navy Medicine priorities. and practices of its operational colleagues. the Center for Information The Navy Medicine mission is keeping “These three pillars are the foundation to “American families across the globe trust Warfare Training organithe Navy and Marine Corps family ready, the changes to come within the enterprise,� us with the health and well-being of their zation, visit www. navy. healthy and on the job. Faison said. loved ones. This strategy is our guide as we mil/ local/ cid/, www. netc. “My vision for the Navy and Marine Readiness: We save lives wherever our chart the course ahead to better serve our navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt, Corps family is to have the best readiness and forces operate – at and from the sea. The Navy and Marine Corps team,� said Faison. www. facebook. com/ health in the world and that we provide the skills and capabilities of our medical teams For more news from Navy Medicine, visit Navy CIWT, or www. twitbest care our nation can offer, whenever and are vital to operation. Navy Medicine will www.navy.mil/local/mednews/. ter.com/ NavyCIWT.

The waiver now allows E-6 Sailors and senior enlisted who have completed 19 years of service and will end their careers at the 20-year mark to use Navy COOL’s services, including possible funding, to earn civilian credentials. These Sailors must be able to complete the requirements no less than 60 calendar days prior to their separation. This change replaces the OpNavInst1540.56A requirement that personnel who had less than one year remaining in service must have already completed 20 years of service to receive funding from Navy COOL. “No matter where you

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We are in the battlespace every single day From Navy Office of Information

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ASHINGTON (NNS) – Nearly every aspect of our lives is connected online. From sending a message to our doctor to work, we use computers and the web constantly to helps us manage our time and lives. This online dependence has brought new challenges and threats. We have to understand these threats and know how to protect ourselves and our country. “It’s a known fact that the human error continues to be the number one vulnerability of Navy netsaid Jim works,” Magdalenski, director of the Naval OpSec Support Team. Between September 2014 and June 2015, there were 30 million known malicious intrusion attempts on Department of Defense networks. Both civilian and military computer systems are under constant attack from a variety of sources. Adversaries use hacking, espionage, malware, viruses and worms to obtain personal information through e-mails, software downloads and social websites. “What we all have to re-

member is that every Sailor is a cyber warrior,” said Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson. “Just like every Sailor is a fire fighter, every Sailor is a cyber warrior ... It just takes one person to make a mistake – that mistake can be exploited and the network can be severely damaged by one person’s lapse in concentration.” Whether at work or at home, Navy personnel must remember that they are in the battlespace and are our first line of defense. As a Navy, we continue to rely on cyberspace and this has increased the risk for cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity must be as much of an everyday priority for Navy personnel as any other aspect of their job. We work in this battlespace every single day; human error has been behind nearly every successful cyber-intrusion to date;

something as simple as opening a link in an e-mail can bring down a network. Don’t be complacent. Your actions can either contribute to the defense of our network or allow potentially damaging security breaches. The Department of Homeland Security has some simple steps you can take every day to help you stay secure in the cyber world. (https:// www. dhs. gov/ stop think connectcampaign- blog) • Make your passwords complex. Create long, complex passwords that adhere to department policy and that include a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. • Beware of phishing emails. Do not open elinks, or mails, attachments from strangers. Phishing attacks continue to be the primary threat vector from adver-

saries who use e-mail or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware in order to collect personal and financial information. • Report all suspicious activity. If you notice

something seems off or unusual with your computer, report it immediately. On NMCI forward suspicious emails as attachments to NMCI_ SPAM @navy.mil. We are in the battle-

space every day, keep it safe. To learn more about cybersecurity visit Navy. mil/ cybersecurity, Navy. mil/ OPSEC, and https:// www. dhs. gov/ topic/ cyber security.


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NAS Whiting Field selects Sailors of the Quarter By Ens. Brittany Stephens NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

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aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently selected the Sailor of the Quarter (SoQ), Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ) and Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJoQ) for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

PO1 Terrance Wever, PO2 Kyle Wyrock, and SN Pablo A. Maciashernandez, were selected for SoQ, JSoQ and BJoQ, respectively. Every quarter of the fiscal year, commands in the United States Navy recognize and honor Sailors who demonstrate sustained superior performance, military bearing, leadership, and adherence to the core values of honor, courage and commitment. This

recognition motivates Sailors to continue to perform to the best of their ability, and helps them to stand out amongst their peers. “Only the highest performing Sailors from Security, (NASWF) Crash, and Air Traffic Control Divisions are presented to the board,” said NASWF Command Chief Lee Master Stephens. “Competition was stiff, but these three Sailors made a lasting

PO1 Terrance Wever

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impression.” Wever serves as assistant chief of training for NASWF’s Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC). He managed and certified 66 department personnel since taking the job in March 2015, making the department to be the highest certified department in the F&ES Gulf Coast region. “Wever is the true definition of a deckplate

leader,” said department head Lt. Mark Rodriguez. “As my assistant chief of training, a position normally held by a chief petty officer, he was heavily relied upon for his undoubted technical expertise ... he exemplifies the Navy’s core values in every respect.” Wyrock operates as the lead fire captain at Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Harold. He manages the fire station,

equipment, and the six fire fighters on station, and he has led the NOLF Harold crew through 70 precautionary landings. Wyrock also serves as assistant command volunteer coordinator and the department career counselor. “He is consistently sought after for guidance and advice by his peer and subordinates because of his unquestionable judgement and unwaver-

ing devotion to duty and to Sailors,” said Lt. Mark Rodriguez. “He is definitely a first pick and best choice to represent as NAS Whiting Field’s fourth quarter JSoQ.” Maciashernandez works in operations as flight planning supervisor. He received several of his qualifications and his supervisor designation in less than half the allotted learning time. He has assisted in the management and processing of more than 4,000 flight plans and 9,000 flight notification messages. “Maciashernandez is an exceptionally talented and top-notch performer who has earned the respect of his seniors and his peers,” Cmdr. Eric Seib said. “His exceptional reliability and team spirit has proven that he is a valuable asset to Naval Air Station Whiting Field.”

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

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment Whiting Field held a change of charge ceremony at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium Nov. 14. Cmdr. Kevin Bittle turned over responsibilities to Lt. Cmdr. Steven Bryant during the ceremony, at which CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Eric J. Simon served as presiding officer. Bittle, who served as the CNATT Detachment Whiting Field Officer-inCharge since 2014, said the opportunity to serve at the helm of the schoolhouse was a rewarding experience. “Serving with this remarkable group of individuals was one of the best experiences I have had,” Bittle said. “The CNATT Det Whiting Field team is truly a family, and each and every one

of the (enlisted) Sailors and officers here has made me a better officer and leader.” Under Bittle’s leadership, CNATT Detachment Whiting Field delivered nearly 13,000 hours of naval aviation maintenance and ordnance training, graduating more than 1,000 aviation maintenance officers and aviation ordnance officers during his 30month tour. Bryant, who most recently served aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the aircraft intermediate maintenance department (AIMD) assistant maintenance officer (AMO), addressed staff as their officer-in-charge for the first time during the ceremony. He expressed his enthusiasm for continuing the organization’s success in ensuring

the education of aviation maintenance and ordnance officers remained the best. “I sincerely appreciate and am excited for the opportunity to work with a staff whose reputation precedes them,” Bryant said. “Together, we’ll continue training and mentoring the best Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintenance and ordnance officers for duty anywhere in the world.” CNATT Detachment Whiting Field oversees the technical training to more than 450 Navy, Marine Corps and international military officer and enlisted students annually in the instruction, curriculum development and maintenance of seven aviation maintenance management and aviation ord-

nance officer career progression courses. CNATT Detachment Whiting Field is a training unit of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training located at Naval Air Station Pensacola. CNATT develops, delivers, and supports aviation technical training at 27 sites located throughout the continental United States and Japan. 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, and is the largest training center under Naval Education and Training Command. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/ usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cnatt/.

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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.

Wreath to be placed at cemetery Dec. 17

The Wreaths Across America ceremony and placement will begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 at Barrancas National Cemetery. Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon is taking orders along with St. Johns Catholic School. A wreath may be ordered for a specific veteran or general placement. You can elect to place the wreath(s) yourself or have it done by one of the volunteers. In 2015, approximately 11,000 wreaths were placed at Barrancas. Organizers hope to increase the numbers this year. You can order wreaths online at www.Barrancaswreaths.com. Wreaths are $15 and payment can be made online with credit card or by check using the downloadable mail-in order form. You may pick up the wreaths on Dec. 17 or volunteers will place them for you. The last day to order wreaths is Nov 27. For more information, call 207-1217.

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.

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. 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 today, 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 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

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Pearl Harbor ceremony planned The National Naval Aviation Museum will honor the World War II generation on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a commemoration ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Blue Angels Atrium. guest The speaker will be Navy retired Capt. Sterling Gilliam, the museum’s director. Patriotic music and popular songs from the World War II era will be performed by the Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble in Niceville and the Tate High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble. All World War II veterans and their families are invited to attend and be recognized for their service. Admission to the museum and the World War II Remembrance is free and is is open to the public. Unaccompanied non-DoD visitors should enter the base at the west gate off of Blue Angel Parkway. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org.

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. Dec. 3 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. For more information, e-mail warringtonmarketplace@gmail.com or go to TheWarringtonMarketPlace Facebook page.

Early Christmas trolley ride offered Hundreds of children and their families are expected to participate in the Elf Parade starting at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 25 in downtown Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public. The parade will begin behind the T.T. Wentworth Museum and conclude at the Escambia County Courthouse, where Santa Claus will greet the crowd and artificial snow will fill 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 will 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 featured 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.

Run to be held at Pensacola airport 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 will welcome runners and walkers of all ages to the runway. 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. “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.

Old Spanish Trail celebration Dec. 1-3 A centennial reenactment of the second Old Spanish Trail (OST) auto highway association’s 1916 Pensacola conference will take place Dec. 1-3 in downtown pensacola. At 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lee House in Pensacola, Mayor Ashton J. Hayward will welcome guests – coming from St. Augustine to Southern California – at the opening ceremony of the OST100 conference. At that time the mayor will accept an “Official OST City” designation for the City of Pensacola. OST100 will display their highway revitalization, preservation and beautification success stories in the Museum of Commerce in Historic Pensacola Village Dec. 2. Dec. 3, a motorcade of modern and vintage cars will drive the OST from U.S. 90 across Scenic Bluffs Highway, past the Floridatown ferry dock to view the restoration of the red brick OST roadway, east of Milton. The free conference is open to all who register before Thanksgiving. For more information, go to www.oldspanishtrailcentennial.com.

Cajun Christmas Festival to be Dec. 10 The Pace High School Band Boosters are presenting a Cajun Christmas Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Para Football Complex at 5400-5551 Limbaugh Lane. Our hope is to raise money for the Pace High School Band. Performances are scheduled by the Pace High School Jazz Band, the Pace High School Chorus, the Sims Middle School Band and Chorus, Bennet C. Russell and the Pace Dance Studio. There also will be a special benefit concert by Chloe Channell. Other activities will include an Army/Navy cornhole tournament, a 5K walk-run, a car and bike show, a pet parade and a Chinese auction. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.cajunchristmasfestival.com.

NMCRS offers interest-free loans The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers a safe alternative to payday loans. The Quick Assist Loan (QAL) Program is an interest-free loan for up to $500, available to active-duty Navy and Marine service members. These need-based loans are repayable by allotment within 10 months. The loans are designed to help with emergency needs for basic living expenses. Any active-duty Sailor or Marine who has no outstanding loans from the society and is in good standing is eligible to receive a QAL. To apply for a QAL, bring your most recent Leave and Earning Statement (showing all pays and entitlements) and your active-duty ID card to the NASP NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd. For more information, call 452-2300 or visit www.nmcrs.org.

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


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

hereas 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.

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“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 on 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

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liquor. 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 on 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. President

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James Madison proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving to be held on 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.” 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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IW student returns to high school NJROTC Story, photo by PO3 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

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n Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station student and Mobile, Ala., native visited his hometown to speak with cadets at W.P. Davidson High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Nov. 10. SN Montrez Leatherwood, who graduated from W.P. Davidson earlier this year, returned to talk with his classmates about the Navy. He is currently preparing to support the Navy’s information warfare (IW) mission as an information systems technician “A” school student. When he joins the fleet, he will have responsibilities such as network administration, database management and computer hardware and software implementation. Leatherwood participated in the NJROTC program at W.P. Davidson for four years. During his senior year, he earned the rank of cadet commander and became the commanding officer of his unit. “Before I left, a lot of my classmates were also interested in joining the Navy, so going back gave me the opportunity to share

my experiences and pass on the things I learned to them,” said Leatherwood. “I hope that my advice and encouragement will give them the motivation they need to succeed in the Navy as well.” As he walked into the NJROTC classroom, the cadets saw their friend and former commanding officer in his active-duty Navy uniform for the first time. They asked questions about boot camp, Navy training and the benefits of military service. After the discussion, Leatherwood conducted a uniform inspection of the cadets with the unit’s current commanding officer, Jalicia Hunter. “Leatherwood always expected a lot from us,” said Hunter. “We’re all very excited that he came back here to see us. We have recruiters come speak to us sometimes, but it’s nice to

SN Montrez Leatherwood speaks to Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps students at W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Ala. Leatherwood, who is currently an information systems technician “A” school student at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, graduated from W.P. Davidson earlier this year and was a cadet in the unit for four years. He returned to the school to share his experiences in the Navy with his former classmates.

have one of our own come back and give us their firsthand experience of what it’s like in the Navy.” Retired Navy Capt. Tom Daniel, the school’s senior naval science instructor, echoed Hunter’s remarks, stating that recent graduates have the biggest influence on their peers’ decision to enlist in the armed services. “Seaman Leatherwood’s Navy success to date validates the training we provide in the NJROTC program,” said Daniel. The NJROTC program mis-

sion is to instill the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. More than 600 units at high schools throughout the U.S. teach more than 75,000 students. “Each year, some of our students go on to enlist in the military, and all of them have returned to W.P. Davidson to positively influence their classmates to consider following their footsteps,” said Daniel. “Seaman Leatherwood’s return keeps that tradition going.”

For more about the NJROTC program, visit http://www. njrotc. navy.mil. IWTC Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from the Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cid or www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT.


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oodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast has unveiled its 22nd annual Christmas on the Coast ornament for Pensacola.

The limited edition, brass- and gold-plated ornaments have become collectors’ items for many Gulf Coast residents. Revenue generated from the sale of Christmas on the Coast ornaments allows Goodwill Easterseals to provide services in our community that encourage, educate and employ individuals with disabilities and others in need, helping to build stronger families and communities. Programs include early care and education for children of all abilities, family support and respite, adult education and

GED services, job search assistance for individuals with disabilities and free income tax preparation services for low-income households. The 2016 Christmas on the Coast ornament for the city of Pensacola features the Barkley House, a historic treasure located at 410 South Florida Blanca Street. The Barkley House is one of the oldest masonry houses in Florida and the last remaining early 19-century example of a “High House” in Pensacola. It was built in 1825 by George W. Barkley, an English trader/sales-

The 2016 Christmas on the Coast ornament features the Barkley House.

man, from bricks salvaged from Pensacola’s British fortifications. Because of its beautiful grounds and view of Pensacola Bay, the Barkely House is a popular venue for outdoor weddings, receptions and special events.

Mitzi Holt, who is known for her series of limited-edition drawings called “I Remember Pensacola,” designed the artwork for the ornament. Ornaments are now available for order on the Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast website and at Goodwill Easterseals retail stores and select Gulf Coast businesses. For a complete list of retail locations, or to order ornaments online, visit http://www.gesgc.org/store/. The price is $15, plus $2 shipping and handling. In addition to the 2016 ornaments, a limited supply of ornaments from previous years is available online. For more information, questions or to place an order, contact Charlene Rains by phone at (251) 380-7183 or by e-mail at charlene@gesgc.org.

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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.

The Winterfest Elf Parade will take place Nov. 25 in downtown Pensacola. The parade ends at the steps of Artel Gallery where an official holiday lighting ceremony will take place.

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For more than 60 enchanting nights beginning Nov. 25, downtown visitors will experience music, shopping, food, art and nightlife under a canopy of 400,000 white lights illuminating historic buildings, parks, shops, galleries and outdoor spaces. They can navigate the district that’s anchored by Palafox Street on foot, by horse and carriage, by pedi-cab or on a free trolley. Following the Winterfest Elf Parade, a holiday lighting ceremony will launch the inaugural First City Lights Festival, a diverse, season-long lineup of downtown holiday events as traditional as “The Nutcracker”

and as modern as Pop-Up along Opera. Wandering Palafox throughout the holidays, visitors may chance upon live street performances, Christmas caroling in the streets, Santa posing for photos and Winterfest Trolley Tours. Pensacola’s Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) conceived the idea of coordinating, supporting and branding all of the district’s diverse holiday events this year. “Downtown Pensacola provides an unforgettable holiday experience for families,” said Curt Morse, DIB’s executive director. The Winterfest Elf Parade that is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m., and will make its way from the T.T. Wentworth Mu-

seum to the steps of the Artel Gallery amidst a backdrop of faux snow and “reindeer” games. Augustus Maywho, the mythical mayor of Whoville, will flip the switch to light up downtown and officially launch the holiday season at approximately 5:15 p.m. Winterfest’s wide range of family activities and entertainment will continue through Dec. 24. The festival takes visitors on a two-mile trolley tour through lighted streets, stopping at various points along the way for live street performances featuring carolers and a full cast of Christmas characters. For more information, go to https://downtownpensacola. com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Inferno,” PG-13, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Keeping Up With the Jonses,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Ouija: Origin of Evil, PG-13, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, noon; “Inferno,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Keeping Up With the Jonses,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Ouija: Origin of Evil, PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,” PG-13, noon; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 2:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Inferno,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; “Kevin Hart: What Now,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “The Girl on the Train,” R, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“Keeping Up With the Jonses,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Accountant,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Ouija: Origin of Evil, PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Birth of a Nation,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

“The Accountant,” R, 5 p.m.; “Kevin Hart: What Now,” R, 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.

THURSDAY

“Ouija: Origin of Evil, PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Inferno,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Keeping Up With the Jonses,” 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

• Radford’s 3rd Ridiculous Relay: 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. A field day with a ridiculous twist. Teams of two take on bouncy obstacle course, adult trike race, giant bowling, hen lays eggs and beer goggles hockey. Fastest time wins. For more information, call 452-9845. • Holiday golf: The Christmas Golf Classic is scheduled for Dec. 3 at A.C. Read Golf The Holiday Tree Course. Tee times Lighting event is will be 7 a.m. to 9 scheduled for 3 p.m. a.m. $155 per team to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at ( 2 person teams). Radford Fitness CenLimited to first 90 ter. There will be activpaid teams. Team ities for children and handicap must be Santa Claus will arwithin eight strokes rive by fire truck at of each other. 3:30 p.m. You can Teams will be enjoy a cookie and a flighted by handicup of hot chocolate cap. For more inwhile you watch the call formation, Christmas tree light452-2454. ing. Admission is free. • Java Jingle For more information, Fun Run: 8 a.m. call 452-3806, ext. Dec. 14 at Radford 3100. Center. Fitness Come jingle-jangle your way through the holiday fun run and finish with a warm mug of cocoa (or coffee). Every participant receives half off any food or beverage at the Radford Starbucks. No sign up. For more information, call 452-9845. • 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 new set rate of $30 for military, DoD and contractors. For more information, call 452-9429. • Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate classes are offered at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Karate-Do, the Japanese method of self defense, uses unarmed capabilities of the body. The instructor, Sensei John 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, 4527810 or 452-7813. • 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.

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. Season ticketholder? Renew your seats for the thrilling 34th Season starting March 14. New subscriptions go on sale May 16.

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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.

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Worship schedule 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: • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. Learn techniques for managing stress. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Family Employment Brief: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at FFSC. For spouses and family members who are new to the area and seeking employment. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

• Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered on topics such as car buying, credit cards, developing a budget and how to build savings. Seating limited, reservations required. To register or for information, call 452-5609. • Move.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. FFSC provides assistance to complete the Move.mil for transferring personnel. Prior to class you must have a login name and password created. 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. • Emerald Coastkeeper: Volunteers needed starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 3 for trash removal related to Carpenter Creek Restore Project. For more information, go to www.emeraldcoastkeeper.org. • 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.

• Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze: Volunteers needed to help with Christmas tree sales 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 15. • Operation Homefront: A Holiday Meals for Military distribution event planned for Dec. 13 in Fort Walton Beach. For more information, go to www.operation homefront.net. The outreach office keeps track of volunteer hours.You need to report volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.


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Three tickets: Walt Disney World Parks. 4-Day Park Hopper. Expiration: 12/19/2016. Must have Military ID to use. Asking $300. (850)255-3860 Chris.

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

Paradigm Subwoofer in excellent shape retails for $579 will sacrifice for $200. Call or text 850313-9883

2 plots at Garden of Honor ll spaces #145C 1/2. 1 vault, 1 open/ close, 1 companion granite marker base. Valued $6445, asking $5500 OBO. 850-626-4710.

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.

Pulsar PC 2000IS Articlesfor forSale Sale Portable generaArticles tor w solid aluDeer hunter alert: minum storage Rifle, bolt action, box. $600. Never 308 cal. Bull bar- used. PH: 850rel. Sniper rifle 549-3549. with scope. New B-Flat in box. $300. Selma Clarinet. One 454-9486. year old. Asking Pilot helmet. US $150, call 698Air Force. Jet pi- 1752. lot helmet with UN duty also. Boat Slip and Four rare patches Lift with remote affixed to helmet. located at LandA u t o g r a p h e d Fall Pensacola. slipby all squadron Closest members. $150. page to the Pass. 10,000 lbs Lift. 417-1694. Asking $21,000. 404-729-0178.

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Model 94 Winchester, $750. 6 cubic ft. wheelbarrow, $10. 22” lawnmower w/ large rear wheels and bagger, $120. Aluminum scuba E l e c t r o l u x tank, $100. 944washer and Rop- 5763. er dryer, both in Auto good shape, ask- MOTOR ing $100. Each Nissan or both for $150. 2016 Charles 850-453- Altima. 1owner4mos. Automat8499. ic. Jade brown, Cherry color clean. Charcoal Pics dining suite, ta- interior. Backup ble with 2 leafs, 6 avail. chairs, buffet and camera. Tinted. lighted hutch. Must sell quickThis is not your ly. $21,000. 850g r a n d m o t h e r s 629-8848. set! $700 or best offer. 850-776- BMW 335i 2008. V I N # W B AV B 3391. 77578NH79003. OBO. 2 high-end tables: $9,950 square end table. (850) 554-3895 Matching round or (850) 292Coffee Table. 6387. Both with 1/2” thick clear tem- 1997 Ford Crown pered glass tops Victoria. Good and polished condition. Askbrass bases. 850- ing $1750. 850221-4399. 453-9291.

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500, Hemi engine, 214,000mi. Hunter-green w/ black-leather interior, infinity sound system. Single owner, excellent condition. Your mechanic can check before sale. $4,500. 850-418-2109.

2014 Aliner Expedition Popup Camper. Excellent condition. Sleeps 4, Cold A/C, Heat, Microwave, Stove, R e f r i g e r a t o r. Asking $16,995. (850) 516-9038.

311 Chaseville St. 2BR/1BA. Cent.H/A. First/ last month’s rent+deposit. NAS/Corry 2mi. Credit report/ reference required. 1yr.lease. Workshop, patio, screened porch, deck, fencedin yard. $750/ month. Avail. Jan.1. 850-4927852, 850-2062367.

Roommate to share 2BR/2BA Condo on water in Gulf Breeze/ Pensacola Beach. Nonsmoker, no children, no pets. $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h l y. 850-748-0074.

Estate Sale TRUCK!! clean Honda Ridgeline 4wd Truck RTL Model 109k miles, $15700 Firm-Text/call 850-293-7936. Motorcycles Motorcycles Honda Shadow S a b r e . VT1100CS 2003. Good condition. 6,750 miles. $3,750, OBO. (850) 554-3895 or (850) 2926387. 2008 Honda Nighthawk. Black, excellent condition. 4,200 actual miles, new battery, includes windscreen. Asking $2,100. (850)994-0245.

2015 Grand Design 380TH Luxury 5th Wheel ToyHauler. Priced $10,000 less than NADA avg retail. $68,550 OBO. Call Rick 850.602.1301. Milton.

3BR/2BA. Furnished. 1700sqft. By lake, excellent 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.

New:car rear deck spoiler and hardware. Composite+FG. Primered, 58”x11” 1 1/2” thick, 30” between mounts. 2” high. $50. 453-9291. Near 3br/2ba home located on a quiet NAVHOS. culdesac near RealESTATE Estate back gate. Fenced REAL back yard. 2-car 4/2, garage, garage Split floor fenced, all appli- plan. 1600sqft. ances, Emerald $ 1 3 0 0 / m o n t h . Shores, immacu- 858-663-7075. late, available now, $1400 a month. 712-6562.

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. Horse farm w/ lighted riding arena 4.9 acres. Renovated. 2/2 mobile home. Elberta, AL. 850455-5031. Info/ pics. $167,000. 4br/2ba home with pool in Chandelle Lakes subdivision. New carpet $215,000. Pool needs liner. 850-207-7875.

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