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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 Image courtesy of National Archives was Office of War Information poster number 45 (1943-O-511886).
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November 26, 2014
Towers statue unveiled to mark NASP centennial By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
A statue honoring Adm. John Henry Towers was unveiled Nov. 21 at the National Naval Aviation Museum during a ceremony to cap a year of centennial celebrations tied to the 1914 establishment of what would become Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Tower’s role in the founding of NASP was noted in opening remarks delivered by NASP Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney. On Jan. 20, 1914, Lt. Cmdr. Henry Mustin anchored the battleship USS Mississippi in Pensacola Bay to set up the Navy’s first flying school. Towers was the first officer in charge of the initial training detachment of nine officers, 23 enlisted men and seven pusher type biplanes. NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins put things into perspective as he welcomed the gathering of about 150 invited guests, dignitaries and service members. “During the beginning it was purely focused on naval aviation development and training, and today we see a wide spectrum of training that support the joint war fighter here onboard NAS Pensacola,” Hoskins said. Hill Goodspeed, historian at
A statue of Adm. John Henry Towers is unveiled Nov. 21 by NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and sculptor retired Navy Capt. Robert L. “Bob” Rasmussen. Photo by Mike O’Connor
the National Naval Aviation Museum, summarized the career of Towers, naval aviator no. 3. “By 1928, Towers found himself the earliest designated naval aviator on active duty,” Goodspeed said. “There was no Grey Eagle trophy then, but had it been in existence, Towers would of held it for the next 19 years.” Towers was an acknowledged leader among naval aviators, Goodspeed said. He held commands ashore and afloat before becoming chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics during the beginning of World War II. He also served
By CID Public Affairs
The senior enlisted leader (SEL) for United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), as well as for the National Security Agency, Central Security Service (NSA-CSS), toured the NASP Center for Information Dominance (CID) Nov. 19. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin G. Slater attended executive-level briefings on curriculum and visited with Sailors attending the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC) and Advanced Signals Analysis courses during his tour. “I’m proud of each and every one of you,” Slater said. “I’m interested in personally seeing how your training is going. You are going to be working dynamic missions both at the service and the national level and that starts with the world-class training you are getting here at the Navy’s Center for Information Dominance.” The JCAC and Signals Analysis courses are joint-service courses at both the student and staff/instructor levels. Course makeup includes service members from the
as one of Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz’s principal deputies in the war against Japan. He retired from the Navy in 1947 and died in 1955 at age 70. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Although Towers rose to fourstar rank, the statue depicts him as a commander, which is appropriate in light of NASP’s milestone birthday, Goodspeed said, because it was at that rank that Towers spent his last, most significant time in Pensacola as executive officer of the air station that he helped found a century ago.
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Goodspeed pointed out that among the men who arrived for initial training a century ago, none served as a naval aviator longer than Towers. “Indeed, every man and woman who has taken flight from the Cradle of Naval Aviation follows in the footsteps of Jack Towers,” Goodspeed said. The bronze statue was unveiled by Hoskins and the sculptor, retired Navy captain and former Blue Angel Robert L. “Bob” Rasmussen. The dedication of the statue was of special interest to NASP Air Operation Officer Cmdr. Dan Heidt and his family. Heidt’s wife, Kellie, who is related to Towers as a cousin, was thrilled with the new statue. She has also seen the original, which is on display in Rome, Ga., Towers’ hometown. “It’s really remarkable and a great honor for our family,” Kellie Heidt said. “I’m just very proud to know that we’re still remembering him all these years later.” Rasmussen, who recently retired as director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, received a compliment from guest speaker Vice Adm. Scott Swift, director, Navy Staff. “Bob, history and heritage are part of your lifeblood, but truly
Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy. “Our nation depends on what you do today and what you are about to do in your job,” Slater added. “Your training is definitely challenging and fast-paced, however it is within reach of anyone if they are willing to study hard.” The JCAC is designed to take individuals who have minimal computer experience and make them proficient in cyber-analysis within six months. The Advanced Signals Analysis courses provide training in the intermediate and advanced stages of signals search, analysis, target identification and reporting. CID CO Cmdr. Christopher Bryant noted that this was an opportunity for USCYBERCOM to gain insight into the high caliber of the initial accession students being trained in Pensacola. “This visit provides an opportunity to showcase the success of joint service cyber training,” Bryant said. “CID is proud to execute cyber training and to prepare Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors for their important contributions to national security.”
we sit in the cradle of your legacy as we stand here in the museum and see another great statue dedicated to remembering where it is that we have come from,” Swift said. Swift also commented on NASP’s unique and irreplaceable role in the Navy’s and the nation’s history. “For all who have served in naval aviation, there is a unique feeling about this place,” Swift said. “Only here, where all of us began our own personal journeys in a career in naval aviation, is the direct link to those who forged the path forward so evident and apparent.” And that tradition will continue for many years to come, Swift said. “Perhaps there is a future John Towers right here today or training on this base dreaming of a way to do things better, just as Towers did,” he said. A century after its founding, NASP is now one of the largest training operations in the U.S. Navy graduating nearly 60,000 officer and enlisted students annually from every branch of the military, Coast Guard and foreign allies. NASP today encompasses nearly 8,200 acres at four distinct sites with more than 22,000 civilian and military personnel.
Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Kevin G. Slater, senior enlisted leader (SEL) for United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), as well as for the National Security Agency, Central Security Service (NSA-CSS), speaks with students during a tour of the Center for Information Dominance Nov. 19. Photo by Thom Seith
Command chaplainʼs office helps hungry Sailors, families with Thanksgiving turkeys ... A truckload of Thanksgiving turkeys –110 in all – and 20 $25 gift cards to the base exchange were handed out to NAS Pensacola Sailors E-6 and below who signed up for the holiday helping hand. “We’re giving away some turkey baskets and cards from the NEX,” said Command Chaplain Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren. “It’s a great program to provide for junior Sailors who, during this time of year, need some help.” The turkey giveaway is a tradition dating back several years at the chapel. Funds for the effort come from a group effort of sources, including the chapel’s religious offering fund, various chief’s messes and other sources. (At left) Sailors and Orren (third from left) unbox, bag and hand out frozen turkeys Nov. 21. Photo by Mike O’Connor
NAS Pensacola holiday gate hours ...Thanksgiving Day – Gate 7 at NASP Corry Station and NASP’s West Gate will be closed Nov. 27; gates will reopen Nov. 28. Christmas – Gate 7 and West Gate closing Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.; will reopen Jan. 5 at 5 a.m.
Naval Hospital Pensacola open Nov. 28 ...Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be open Nov. 28, following Thanksgiving. All NHP clinics and departments will be open that day including pharmacy, lab and the internal and family medicine clinics. All of the Medical Home Port Teams (Blue, Orange, Green and Gator) will have same-day appointments and will be available for questions by either calling 505-7171 or through secure messaging via RelayHealth. The Urgent Care Center is also available 365 days a year from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. for all TRICARE beneficiaries.
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Dual-military couples have to find life-work balance By Capt. Chris Reismeier Chief Judge of the Department of the Navy
Life-work balance means different things to different people. To some, it means finding an equal place for work and the rest of your life. For others, it’s a matter of at least finding enough time for “life” that you can tolerate the work. For dual-military spouses, especially with children, it’s tough. Military service is a difficult choice for anyone. It’s a calling that places a set of demands on you that don’t fall into easy 9-to-5 boxes, and it creates a demand for sacrifices. As a friend once put it, for dual-military spouses, sometimes, it’s more about trying to at least find time for someone to pick up the dry cleaning. I’ve been on active duty for more than 30 years now. My wife and I, a recently retired fellow-JAG captain, have been married for 17 wonderful years. I’ve come to realize that for us, it’s more about finding a way to make sure that the cost of the sacrifices we make ensure that our shared commitments to each other and our families are in balance. I started out in a military job that emphasized working hard and playing hard. We went to
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sea, we left our loved ones behind, and we worked unimaginable hours to meet the demands of operations. When we got the time to play, we played hard. We dedicated ourselves to fun as much as we dedicated ourselves to work. It was a great life. Life-work balance for dualmilitary couples requires work. It requires the couple to work hard to deconflict schedules, to prioritize, and at times, to talk to our bosses to ask for a little flexibility to meet the demands. In one instance, my wife and I both had early meetings scheduled with different 3-stars that conflicted with our need to get our young daughter to preschool. We explained the situation to our flags, offered to meet at any other time, day or night, and asked if one or the other could flex with us. And they did. They, as good leaders, knew that to be the employer of choice, to retain the kind of experience and expertise we need, sometimes we all have to flex a little. It was a display of leadership we will always remember – and that simple act of understanding earned a degree of loyalty and commitment from us that it hard
to overstate. To survive and excel as a dual-military couple, it takes work. It takes dedication. It takes flexibility. And it takes realism – realism in that what we are looking for isn’t really “balance,” but “quality” to the “life” side of the balance. Life is full of choices. Sometimes it means getting a little less sleep. Sometimes it takes working a little harder to make room in your schedule for that school play or that trip to the beach. Sometimes the “life” part has to wait. Sometimes, the work has to be rescheduled. But to find the balance, you have to seize the opportunities when they fit, and sometimes you have to work hard to create the opportunities. Think of it this way: taking your family to Disney World is a great treat. The childen (and you) get to ride the rides, enjoy the parades and make memories that will last a lifetime. But the standing in line part? Forget about it. Standing in line is no one’s idea of “fun.” But you do it, because the end result is something that is great. Life-work balance for dualmilitary couples is no different.
On many days, the work part is like standing in line for an eternity. But when your chance on the ride comes along, and you see the world through your child’s eyes for just a few minutes, it’s well worth it. My wife and I worked at sharing the responsibilities, dividing and conquering, and excelling at what we do best in the military – finding a way of achieving the objective. If there is one thing I’ve learned in 30 years, it’s that the U.S. military will always – always – find a way of getting the job done. You want life-work balance? Plan for it. Make it happen. Find little ways each day that sneak a few moments of life into your work. If you find a few extra minutes at work, don’t go check the box scores on ESPN.com. Make a quick phone call to your spouse just to say hi, or send some flowers for no reason. Take an hour to visit your child’s school for Donuts with Dad. Make the commitment to “life” like you make the commitment to “work.” During one of my recent assignments, candidly, I didn’t have dinner with my family on a weeknight for more than three years. The demands of work absolutely would not permit it. But each night, I did get home in time to read to our daughter be-
fore bed. I would not give up that quality time that anchored me to my family. Knowing that I could not get home in time for dinner, I took the morning shift with our daughter, so I got to spend breakfast with her school. Now, during my last assignment, I am a geographic bachelor. We Skype every night. I get updates on dinner, school, gymnastics, friends, homework, grades and the dogs. I get home every weekend and make the effort to have one-on-one time with my daughter, and still, reading each night before bed. Would I have more “balance” if I had a 9-to-5 job? Perhaps, but I don’t know that the time I do have with my family would be of the same quality. Personally, I don’t think someone with a 9-to-5 job has any more balance than I do to life. I think they have the leisure of being able to waste a lot more time. Wasting time? That’s not life. It’s a waste. You want more balance? It might be work for you, but the solution is painfully easy: commit yourself to it the way you commit to work. We are, after all, the military. We get the job done. For more information, go to the official blog of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps at http://jag.navylive. dodlive.mil.
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November 26, 2014
Navy photo archives storage improvement phase completed From Naval History and Heritage Command
ASHINGTON (NNS) – Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) recently completed the second phase of renovations to its extensive photo archives NHHC Officials announced Nov. 13. This part of the renovation included extensive storage improvement and shelving replacement for the archives’ special and donated collections, and is part of a multi-phased effort to re-house the NHHC Photo Archives’ entire collection. The first phase, completed late in 2013, included similar improvements to the archives section containing the Naval Subject Collection. Overall, NHHC’s photo archives collection consists of approximately one million individual images in approximately 5,500 cubic feet. The collection covers topics spanning more than two centuries of naval history, with a particular emphasis on 20th century photography. Its holdings include virtually every photographic format, from early daguerreotypes, to glass lantern slides, to large format panoramic prints. “This reflects one more step of getting our naval history holdings positioned for the long haul,” said Jim Kuhn, acting director of NHHC. NHHC’s photo archives department spearheaded the effort to replace the eclectic hodgepodge of 1950s file cabinets with modern archival shelving and boxes, recommended by the National Archives and Records Administration standards. The new storage systems provide
optimal long-term protection for these significant collections, highlights of which include: Admiral Nimitz’s personal photo scrapbooks from World War II, early aviation pioneer Eugene Ely’s collection of historic photographs related to the first shipboard aircraft takeoff and landing, and original glass plate slides from the Spanish-American War of 1898. “For the staff of the photo archives, the completion of this phase of the renovation is a big step in a process that improves our ability to preserve our collection and to share it. We’re pretty excited about it and what’s yet to come,” said Lisa Crunk, NHHC’s lead photo archivist. In a further effort to provide additional access to the general public, the photo archives is currently undertaking a major digitization and cataloging effort of approximately 120,000 of its most frequently used images. During this process, however, there will be periods of limited access to portions of its collections, as the digitization and cataloging effort is off site. All other collections will remain open to the public for both inperson research and via phone or e-mail. To make an appointment to visit the photo archives or to make a reference request, con-
The Naval History and Heritage Command’s newly renovated photo archive features modern archival shelving and boxes, recommended by the National Archives and Records Administration. The new storage systems provide optimal long-term protection for these significant collections consisting of approximately one million individual images covering topics spanning more than two centuries of naval history. Its holdings include virtually every photographic format, from early daguerreotypes, to glass lantern slides, to large format panoramic prints. Photo by MC2 Eric Lockwood
tact the office at (202) 433-2765 or nhhcphotoarchives @navy.mil. The Navy remains committed to the end-state goal of creating archival standard physical storage conditions with all collections cataloged in a single digital archival content management system that allows for a search down to the folder/reel/disk level. Although still years away from completion, the plan provides an executable process to reach the goal and maintain public access to the archives. The process of establishing physical storage conditions at or near archival storage standards is moving forward steadily. Achieving a fully cataloged col-
lection in a single digital archival content management system with search tools to improve access and global collection management is a stretch goal, but becomes more attainable as systems implementation and staffing levels improve. With the exception of the photo archive, NHHC’s archive collections are already being digitally cataloged to the folder/reel/media storage device level using the enterprise content management solution TRIM – or Total Records and Information Management. The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis and dissemination of
U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through the nation’s history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus. For more information, see www.history.navy.mil.
UWF named 2015 Best for Vets college by Military Times From Megan Prawdzik Gonzalez UWF Director of Communicationsr
The University of West Florida (UWF) was recently ranked No. 35 out of the Top 100 Four-Year Colleges in the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list by Military Times. The list is developed using a detailed questionnaire with more than 100 questions that analyze each school’s complete offerings for veterans. It serves as a tool for service men and women to determine the school and degree programs that will most effectively benefit them. The rankings factor in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill and availability of specific
programs to help service members. Additionally, data compiled by the U.S. Education Department, including academic success measures, is considered. The extensive evaluation process also factors in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio. To see the complete “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list, visit www.militarytimes.com. “We are certainly excited to continue being recognized as an institution that is serious about serving our veteran students and treating them with the deserved respect they have earned – and we do so with incredible passion,” said Marc
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Churchwell, director of the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center. “What is also important to note with this recognition is the larger perspective of the growing support for veteran students at campuses nationwide. Even though we are all rank ordered, it should not be viewed as a competition. We are doing the most we can with the resources available.” The UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center assists military and veteran students as they transition from a military environment to campus life. The center offers academic advising, tutoring, counseling and assistance with GI Bill education benefits and disability accommodations, in addition to other
services. For additional information about UWF’s support for military and veteran students, visit the MVRC website, uwf.edu/militaryveterans. About the University of West Florida (http://uwf.edu): Founded in 1963, UWF is a vibrant, distinctive institution of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the university serves a student population of more than 12,000. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, innovative, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities.
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November 26, 2014
Undercooked, under prepared holiday food = under the weather Story, photos by MC1 James Stenberg NHP assistant public affairs officer
uring the holiday season, there will be numerous dishes cooked in a variety of ways that can lead to adverse health problems if they are not prepared or cooked properly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly one in six Americans get sick from foodborne diseases each year. Out of that, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 lead to fatalities. “A foodborne illness is an infection or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, viruses or chemicals,” said
HM1 Alfred Coble, leading petty officer of Preventive Medicine, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). “Common symptoms of foodborne illnesses include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever and chills.” Most foodborne illnesses are minor; they happen suddenly and last a short time. People will usually recover on their own without treatment, but occasionally a foodborne illness
A child washes his hands before helping his parents prepare dinner. Washing hands before preparing, cooking or passing food at the dinner table can help reduce the risk of passing germs and bacteria from foods.
After food has been cooked, it is important to refrigerate left over foods as soon as possible. Cold temperatures slow the growth of illness causing bacteria.
can lead to more serious complications. The United States Food and Drug Administration oversees the safety of domestic and imported foods to ensure it is safe when purchased at a store. Once bought and taken home, food preparation is where small mistakes can become big problems. A simple food preparation mistake can have grave consequences. Something that seems like a small food safety mistake can cause a serious illness with long-term consequences. Some common food safety mistakes include putting cooked meat back on the same plate that held raw meat, tasting leftover food to see if it’s still good and not washing hands before cooking. “These are common mistakes people often make,” said HM2 Alfredo Ruiz, section leader for Environmental
Health, NHP. “Germs from the raw meat are still on the plate when the cooked meat is placed back on it. “If you think leftovers might not be good, do not try tasting them. The bacteria that forms on food cannot always be seen, smelled or even tasted. Even a tiny amount can cause serious illness and always wash your hands before touching food.” Another common food preparation mistake is thawing food on a counter. Harmful germs and bacteria can multiply rapidly at room temperature. Frozen food should be thawed in a refrigerator, microwave or submerged in cold water to limit exposure to bacteria. Under-cooking food can also lead to foodborne illnesses. To make sure food is cooked properly, place a meat thermometer for 15 seconds into the thickest part of the meat and check to
ensure it reaches the proper minimum temperature of 165 degrees for poultry and stuffed food items and 145 degrees for fish, pork and other meat. After the food has been cooked, it is important to refrigerate left over foods as soon as possible, as cold temperatures slow the growth of bacteria. “Illness causing bacteria can grow in perishable foods within two hours of it being cooked unless refrigerated,” said Ruiz. “Properly refrigerating food can greatly reduce the risk of food poisoning.” During the next couple of months, people will be gathering around the dinner table, visiting with family, seeing loved ones or just hanging out with friends. Being aware of the potential food hazards and how to properly prepare food can help ensure a happy holiday season.
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November 26, 2014
NAS Whiting Field recognizes Sailors of the Year By Ens.Richard Krepps NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced the Sailor of the Year (SoY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSoY) and Blue Jacket of the Year (BJoY). The program recognizes the top Sailors nominated by the air station’s air traffic control, crash and security divisions. The recipients were ABH1 Sofia Gonzalez, MA2 Joshua Riendeau and AC3 Takiyah Watson. Gonzalez’s performance in professional and collateral capacities was singular among her peers. She serves (Gulf Coast) Fire and Emergency Services as a fire captain, assistant fire and emergency services departmental lead petty officer (LPO) and as executive departmental LPO. She supervised 40 firefighters, four military fire stations, four air fields, and responded to 92 emergency landings, contributing to 777,241 “mishap-free” flight evolutions. In addition to her primary divisional duties, Gonzalez also mentors more than 200 enlisted Sailors as the command career counselor for NASWF and as the assistant education services officer, the latter being a position that is typically held by commissioned officers or senior enlisted members. According to crash officer Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, “Gonzalez displays leadership qualities that encompass that of a seasoned chief.” Gonzalez is also a key figure in the preparation and training of up and coming Sailors, directing the execution of 84 fire drills, training 10 departmental/divisional career counselors, and
qualifying 30 firefighters, 11 pump operators, nine fire captains, six fire instructors and three fire officer DoD firefighting certifications. “Mentoring and developing Sailors is her passion and number one priority,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin said. “She is definitely an invaluable asset to my command and nine other tenant commands.” While Gonzalez serves a seemingly endless number of roles at NAS Whiting Field, she is just as active and invaluable to the community and is described by her superiors as an “outreach stalwart.” She unloaded and delivered food and clothing for the less fortunate in the Santa Rosa County community during the Feds Feed Families’ “Beat Out Hunger” event, helped to raise money to fight breast cancer in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K, volunteered at the Escambia County Animal Shelter and Pensacola State Fair, and served as guardian ad litem for abused children at the Santa Rosa Kid’s House. Her willingness to take on the above responsibilities as well as her dedication to her Sailors and community is why Coughlin described her as, “Simply put ... the best of the best.”
ABH1 Sofia Gonzalez
MA2 Joshua Riendeau
AC3 Takiyah Watson
As recipient of the Sailor of the Year Award, Gonzalez will now represent NAS Whiting Field at the CNRSE Sailor of the Year Competition. As JSoY, Riendeau’s work ethic and off-base community involvement were cited as outstanding examples of junior enlisted performance. Riendeau serves in the security department as watch commander and as a maintenance and material management (3M) maintenance man. In the former, he was responsible for a watch section that consisted of 29 military and civilian personnel and completed more than 800 hours of random anti-terrorism measures and patrols of 15 Navy properties that span more than 150 miles, as well as overseeing approximately $350,000 worth of equipment. As security patrolman, he is responsible for training and working alongside with 23 naval security force personnel on all aspects of law enforcement, to include investigation, physical security measures, and watch standing procedures. Much like Gonzalez, Riendeau has also proven to be a staple of the community through his outreach efforts off base, volunteering as an event manager for the Bennett Russell Elementary School Water Fun Day. Riendeau ensured a safe and secure celebration for the families of more than 200 children.
He serves as a model, mentor, teacher, and motivator for his peers and subordinates, leading to the certification of three watch commanders, four patrolmen, and five EVOC personnel. All the while in addition to his primary duties, Riendeau is also a member of the command color guard/rifle team and serves as an assistant command fitness leader (ACFL) “He is the finest example of second class petty officer,” said Lt. Stephen Pakola, security officer. Watson, the BJoY, serves the operations department as facility watch supervisor, a point of distinction as only three thirdclass petty officers have ascended to this position. Her other primary responsibilities include local controller, ground controller, flight data operator/clearance delivery controller, flight planning supervisor and flight planning dispatcher. In her various roles, Watson flawlessly supervised North Field air traffic, executed the training plan for 14 air traffic controllers to perfection, and displayed extra-ordinary attention to detail in overseeing the meticulous processing of 16,000 flight plans and 35,000 flight information messages, contributing to a safe flying environment for NASWF aviators. Operations Officer Cmdr. Eric Seib wrote, “Watson is the ‘go-to’ Sailor who is an invalu-
able asset to the division, department, and command.” Despite her long list of primary responsibilities, Watson also dedicates her time to raising cultural awareness on base to improve the command climate. She is a member of the diversity committee and spent numerous hours in planning and executing events to recognize both Hispanic Heritage and Black History months. Through her reliability, hard work, and command involvement, Watson has separated herself from her peer and serves as a role model for those Sailors following behind her. Seib expands, “Her positive attitude and top notch leadership are examples for her peers to follow. Her pride, professionalism, and confidence are continually displayed in the performance of tasks assigned to her.” These three Sailors exemplify the type of commitment that is readily apparent throughout the NAS Whiting Field team, and to choose the top three is always a daunting task. “We have a tremendous team of Sailors here at NAS Whiting Field, and for these three to receive this recognition is truly a testament to their professionalism and their dedication to the installation and the surrounding community,” Coughlin stated. “Congratulations.”
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USO plans to feed 1,500 at NASP
USO of Northwest Florida will present its seventh annual Thanksgiving Feast & Festivities Nov. 27-30 at the Naval Air Station Pensacola USO center. The weekend will kick off Thanksgiving Day with a meal served by volunteers and staff. Other weekend activities will include a chili cook-off, football feeding frenzy, an XBOX One tournament and a movie marathon. The USO is open for active-duty military members and their families as well as retirees. Visitors must show military ID to attend. This year, USO Northwest Florida plans on serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to 1,500 local service members. For more information on volunteering for the Thanksgiving weekend, contact the USO at 455-8280, Option 4. Donations can be brought to the USO at 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625-D.
Special Thanksgiving meal planned A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served for those in need tomorrow, Nov. 27, at the Waterfront Rescue Mission campus, 348 West Herman St. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a short program and music. Food will be served at noon. If you would like to volunteer, call (888) 8538655. For more information or to make a donation, go to www.waterfrontmission.org.
World War II Remembrance planned
The National Naval Aviation Museum will present at World War II Remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Blue Angels atrium. The featured speaker will be the museum historian Hill Goodspeed, and master of ceremonies will be local radio host and history buff Brent Lane. Tate High School band and chorus will perform patriotic music. The event is open to the public and admission to the museum is free. During the event, photos of members of the World War II generation at home and abroad will be displayed on video screens. If you have photos that you would like to see displayed, send scanned digital photos to email@example.com. The photos will be incorporated into the slide show. Photo images should be in jpeg file format and no more than 2 MB in size and should not be violent or graphic in nature. Deadline to submit images is today, Nov. 26. For more information, go to NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.
NMCRS announces holiday hours
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) office and thrift store will follow modified schedules during the Thanksgiving holiday. The NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, will close at noon today, Nov. 26, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1. The thrift store in Bldg. 3736 at NASP Corry Station will be closed today, Nov. 26, to Dec. 1 and reopen Dec. 2. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 452-2300.
Singers to gather at church for concert A Fifth Sunday Sing concert is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. The concert will feature gospel and praise music performed by local singers. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, call Rhonda Pouliet at the church office at 492-1518 or go to www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.
Wreath ceremony Dec. 13 Pensacola residents are being encouraged to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The ceremony is open to the general public. The wreaths will be delivered to the cemetery and placed on headstones by volunteers starting at 9 a.m. The goal is to place a wreath at each grave site. There are more than 47,000 grave sites to be honored at Barrancas National Cemetery. Wreaths Across America began 23 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine, started a tradition of donating wreaths to be placed at grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. The tradition now encompasses more than 800 participating locations. Wreaths are now on sale. The deadline is today, Nov. 26. To purchase a wreath, volunteer to place wreaths or obtain more information, call 512-7316 or e-mail Wreaths4 Barrancas@gmail.com. 2 p.m. without a reservation. The marathon will allow students who plan to graduate in December to take final exams. Students need to bring two forms of ID and a registration ticket for the CLEP exams. For more information, contact Wendy Spradlin at 455-9577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinic extends hours for pet care Extended hours have been announced for the NAS Pensacola Veterinary Clinic, Bldg. 535, 6th St. Corry Station. The clinic is now scheduled to be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays. New appointment hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 452-6882, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
NMCRS Budget for Baby class offered
Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is offering a Budget for Babies class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Pensacola Naval Hospital. Attendees will need to check in at the hospital quarterdeck prior to the classes for directions to the classroom. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.
Register to win a gift card at NEX
The Navy Exchange worldwide enterprise is offering patrons the opportunity to register to win $100 NEX gift cards during the Navy Blue Holiday. A total of 30 cards will be awarded in Pensacola. Gift cards are scheduled to be awarded Dec. 15 and Feb. 3. You can register at the Pensacola NEX, 5600 Highway 98 West. For more information, call 4588250.
Clark to speak at DFC Society meeting
NAS Pensacola Recreation Committee has scheduled the NAS Pensacola Winter Wonderland Holiday Party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 5 at Mustin Beach Club. The semi-formal (no jeans or tennis shoes) event will feature food, music, prizes and other treats. Tickets prices range from $10 to $40. For more information, contact your department representative or LN1 Theresa Patterson at 452-4321 (e-mail: email@example.com).
The Pensacola chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory St., at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11. The guest speaker will be retired U.S. Army Capt. Bill Clark. Clark served in Army enlisted and officer positions and was medically retired due to hostile fire injuries. His career included service in Special Forces, tours in Vietnam and South America. His awards include three Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars (two for valor), three Purple Hearts, Air Medal, three Cross of Gallantries (bronze, silver, gold) and three Presidential Unit Citations. With his wife of 45 years, Donna Mackie Clark, he coauthored “Helicopter Love Mail,” which contains letters written during his last tour in Vietnam. Most of the letters were delivered by helicopter. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active-duty and retired, spouses, significant others and those interested. Meetings are the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call retired Navy Cmdr. Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.net.
CLEP/DSST marathon announced
Concert to feature Christmas music
NEX offers special event for customers
A customer appreciation Mistletoe Marketplace is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Pensacola NEX mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The event will feature handcrafted goods from local artisans and food samples from restaurants plus a other displays. Vendor demonstrations inside the mall and home gallery will offer prizes. Live Christmas music and Santa will round out the festivities. For more information, call 458-8250.
Recreation committee schedules party
A CLEP/DSST marathon is scheduled for Dec. 15 at the National Testing Center at the NASP Navy College offices, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, Suite 23. Test takers can arrive anytime between 8 a.m. to
The Gulf Coast Chorale will present the annual Christmas concert, “Wonderful Christmastime,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. The chorale will take concertgoers on a journey through time, beginning with ancient music
from the 13th century and finishing with some popular Christmas songs. Tickets ($10 or $5 for seniors and students) are available from members or through the chorale’s web site, www.gulfcoastchorale.org. Tickets also will be on sale at the door.
Toys for Tots teams up with ZooLights
The Gulf Breeze Zoo has partnered with Toys for Tots again this year to provide Christmas gifts for children in need in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. The zoo will offer a special free admission sneak peak of ZooLights Nov. 28 with a donation of a new unwrapped toy. Toys for Tots appropriate toys will also be available for purchase in the zoo gift shop. Last year in addition to providing $3,000 worth of toys for Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, the Zoo collected more than 900 toys and is hoping to beat that numbers this year. Local Marines will be greeting visitors and collecting toys as everyone enjoys a fun-filled night including the unveiling of thousands of new lights that were added for this year’s display. ZooLights continues on scheduled nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout December. Admission is $10 for adults and children. For more information, call 932-2229 or go to www.GBZoo.com.
Choral Society to present ‘Messiah’
The Choral Society of Pensacola will present the holiday classic George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road. “Messiah” will feature the 60 singers under the baton of Choral Society Artistic Director, Xiaolun Chen. Guest soloists will be Carla Connors, soprano; Monika Cosson, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Rowell, tenor; and Patrick Jacobs, bass-baritone. Tickets are $22 for reserved section seating, $18 for general admission, and $5 for students and children. Call 484-1806 to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can also be purchased through the Pensacola State College Lyceum Ticket Office (484-1847). Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to performance time. For more information go to www.choralsocietyofpensacola.com.
Business seminars being offered
The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF, 9999 University Parkway, has announced several upcoming events: • “International Trade Basics, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2, offers opportunities for both start-ups and existing businesses to learn the benefits of exporting; basic steps to exporting; how to develop an export strategy; and key resources for international sales. Attendance fee is $20. • Lunch & Learn, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 3, entitled “Using Non-disclosure, Non-competition and Nonsolicitation Agreements.” Learn the differences in these types of agreements and why they should be used to protect your business. There is no fee for this workshop, Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. • “Human Resources Management: Big Trouble for Small Business?” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 W. Garden St. The seminar will provide an overview of the many aspects of Human Resources Management. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for all of these events. To register, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”
Workshop focuses on contracting
The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF Government Contracting Services is offering two sessions of a workshop entitled “How To Do Business With Eglin and Hurlburt Air Force Bases” from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at UWF’s Fort Walton Beach Campus Auditorium, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Find out how to do business with these two bases (how to register as a vendor and find bid opportunities). There is no cost for the workshop, however, pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 4742528, or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”
‘Snow Queen’ performances scheduled
PLT Treehouse Productions will present “Snow Queen” Dec 12-13 and Dec. 18-21 at the Valerie J. Russenberger Theatre, inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. Ticket are $14 to $30 with the Theatre Thursday performance being half price. “Snow Queen” is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. For more information, call the Box Office at 4322042 or go to PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
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November 26, 2014
NETC’s Jim Kight: Still serving after all these years; See page B2 Spotlight
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 to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
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, who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – 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 – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war – for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. 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 pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – 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 (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – 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. Given under my hand at the city of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
– Geo. Washington
“The First Thanksgiving,” reproduction of an oil painting by J.L.G. Ferris, 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.
Thanksgiving From local harvests to national holiday
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 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 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 James Madison pro-
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claimed 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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Still serving after all these years By Lt.j.g. Mike Hathaway NETC PAO
In mid-June 1953, Jim Kight enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 16. Granted, his recruiter thought he was 17, but it was not uncommon during this time for young men to give themselves an extra year on paper to be allowed to join the military. After basic training in Camp Lejeune, N.C., Kight came to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) in 1954, where he remembers standing sentry duty at the main gate. Thirteen years of enlisted service followed at multiple duty stations to include Parris Island, S.C., Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Okinawa, Japan. In 1966, the young Marine received his commission and headed to Vietnam as an infantry officer. When asked to share one of his most important recollections of his time on active duty, he paused before recounting a
Drill instructor portrait of Jim Kight, Parris Island, S.C., 1956.
solemn memory. “In May of 1967, I had 40 guys in my platoon. We were headed up a hill and I lost five men that day, including my corpsman. He was treating me for gunshot wounds to my leg and arm and had to push ahead to get to a Pfc. (private first class) who was in far more serious condition,” he recounts. “That sticks with me, I was responsible for those men.” He soon transitioned into the Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) School, where he trained and subsequently flew numerous missions in the OV-10 Bronco. During his tours, he earned more than 20 Strike/Flight Air Medals and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Arguably, his most notable recognition was an Individual Action Air Medal received for assisting in the rescue of a downed pilot shot down in Quang Tri Providence, west of Dong Ha. Kight was also credited with the last combat flight in his squadron during the Vietnam Conflict in 1973. “Just before the cease fire, we knew that they were going to shoot all their artillery at us, and we were going to shoot all ours at them. I wanted to be in the air when that happened, not on the ground,” Kight said. After retiring as an NAO instructor with 26 years active duty in 1979, the former Marine began work as a civil servant for the Navy. Currently, as the Naval Education Training Com-
Jim Kight and his wife, Dale, during the presentation of his Meritorious Civilian Service Award at an awards ceremony Jan. 20, 2011.
mand (NETC) N4 supply policy program manager, he is responsible for supply policy and oversight as well as maintaining administrative support for NETC headquarters supply system. If his 33 years of civil service are added to his active duty time, he is only one year shy of his goal of 60 years total combined service. When asked about retirement, Kight said that he has always been shooting for the 60-year mark. After that, he says he’ll play it by ear. “I’ll retire when I can’t do the job anymore, or I’m not having
any fun,” he said with a chuckle. “There’s camaraderie among veterans working in civil service. I think we gravitate toward these jobs because of the shared experience.” Retirement for Kight – whenever it comes – will offer more time to spend with his wife Dale, six children and 13 grandchildren. “I’d also love to visit the Scandinavian countries, specifically Sweden and Denmark,” he said. Isiah Long, the assisting contracting officer’s representative,
has worked with Kight for years. He says that it’s impossible to sum up Kight’s profound career in the confines of an article. “Jim has undoubtedly had incredible influence on the countless men and women with whom he has served,” said Long. “We are lucky to have a man of his caliber still serving after, what’s soon to be, 60 remarkable years.” For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https:// www. netc. navy. mil.
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Parents can sign up for free education webinars From NASP School Liason Officer
The Navy Child and Youth Program, Child and Youth Education Services, is offering a series of parent education webinars for Navy personnel and DoD personnel. These interactive webinars offer research based information and ideas for participants. The K12 Education Parent Webinar Series is an online training opportunity that offers a series of webinars. All active duty/reserve
Navy and DoD personnel assigned to Navy installations are eligible to participate at no charge. Mark your calendars and register for the webinar that fits your needs. Once you’ve registered, you will be able to view the live webinar or watch a recorded presentation for up to two weeks. Registered attendees are limited to one viewing of the webinar per registration. To register for remote viewing, go to the online link following your selected topic:
• Building Resiliency, Dec. 10 – https://cc.readytalk.com/r/w703eatjuy z2&eom. • College Admissions (for parents and students), Dec. 17 – https://cc. readytalk.com/r/cf2ptpiickmv&eom. • Bouncing Back: Turning Stress into Strength, Feb. 11 – https://cc.readytalk.com/r/krcduc7kuz bc&eom. • Transitions (PCS), March 11 – https://cc.readytalk.com/r/uhl5 uqbg71z2&eom. • Grief, Trauma and Loss in Children, March 18 – https://cc.readytalk. com/r/lv8u8t73z7x3&eom. • Transitioning with Children with Special Education Needs, March 25 – https://cc.readytalk.com/r/yox9fk3y90 mp&eom. • Keys to Success in Middle School
(Grades 5-8), May 13 – https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ty5glyhsm9 ux&eom. All webinars will take place at noon (1 p.m. EST). The webinars are free to all Navy personnel and DoD personnel assigned to Navy installations, but space is limited. The training is being offered during the 2014-2015 school year in support of School Liaison Officers (SLO) through partnership with Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). For more information on the webinars and other programs, contact Carissa Bergosh, NASP school liaison officer, at 458-6588 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com/child/ LIAISON.htm.
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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.naspensacola-mwr.com.
The annual Elf Parade through downtown Pensacola is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28.
â€˜Frozenâ€™ fans get a treat Annual holiday festival kicks off with Snow Princess Tea and Elf Parade Story, photo from Pensacola Winterfest
Get ready for a visit from Elsa, the character who captured the hearts of American girls in â€œFrozen,â€? the 2013 computer-animated musicalfantasy-comedy film. Elsa will be the guest of honor at the Snow Princess Tea at 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and she will participate in the annual Elf Parade through downtown Pensacola at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Songs from â€œFrozenâ€? will be featured. Elsa will appear at the tea at the Pensacola Little Theatre, where the Snow Princess and Snow Prince will be introduced. The event is aimed at girls and their families, and girls are encouraged to dress as snow fairies and princesses. Admission is $10 for children, $25 for adults. The Elf Parade, which is free and aimed at children 7 and younger, will follow contests held for children with the biggest elf ears, the best wagon and the best outfit. Families are welcome to walk with their children. The parade marshal will be Christian Garman of WEAR-TV, Channel 3. The parade will proceed through part of historic
Seville Square before concluding at the Escambia County Courthouse. Along with Elsa, parader participants will include a marching alligator band and numerous Christmas and Winterfest figures. At the courthouse, Santa Claus will greet the children, Christmas lights will glow and artificial snow will fall. Itâ€™s all part of the 10th annual Winterfest celebration. Pensacola Winterfest, a nonprofit organization that works to promote downtown business and provide family friendly entertainment to Pensacola, is responsible for the holiday festival. Winterfest 2014 will feature some enhancements at stops on the trolley tours through downtown Pensacola. The improvements include a larger Nativity scene, a new stop for â€œIsland of the Misfit Toys,â€? and a bigger entertainment area outside the courthouse, where rides begin and end. The tours start at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 and run through the Christmas season. For more information, call 417-7321 or go to www.pensacolawinterfest.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
â€œSt. Vincent,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œNightcrawler,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.; â€œOuija,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œJohn Wick,â€? R, 8 p.m.
â€œThe Best of Me,â€? PG-13, noon; â€œOuija,â€? PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œSt. Vincent,â€? PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; â€œFury,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œAlexander and the Very Bad Day,â€? PG, 1 p.m.; â€œThe Book of Lifeâ€? (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; â€œNightcrawler,â€? R, 5 p.m.; â€œJohn Wick,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
â€œAlexander and the Very Bad Day,â€? PG, noon; â€œOuija,â€? PG-13, 2 p.m.; â€œFury,â€? R, 4 p.m.; â€œJohn Wick,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œThe Book of Lifeâ€? (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; â€œThe Best of Me,â€? PG13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œSt. Vincent,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œNightcrawler,â€? R, 7 p.m.
â€œDracula Untold,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œThe Judge,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œOuija,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œSt. Vincent,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œThe Book of Lifeâ€? (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œNightcrawler,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œAlexander and the Very Bad Day,â€? PG, 5:30 p.m.; â€œJohn Wick,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
â€œThe Best of Me,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œNightcrawler,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.; â€œDracula Untold,â€? PG13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œThe Judge,â€? R, 7:10 p.m.
â€œSt. Vincent,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œFury,â€? R, 7:10 p.m.; â€œOuija,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œJohn Wick,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
â€˘ Ridiculous Relay: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at Radford Fitness Center. Teams of two will start through an obstacle course bouncy house, then ride adult-sized tricycles followed by the egg and spoon race, a hopscotch competition and the dreaded â€œdizzy izzy.â€? For more information, call 452-9845. â€˘ Dodge Ball: 5 p.m. Dec. 11, Wenzel Gym, Bldg. 3711, NASP Corry Station. Open to all eligible patrons. For more information, 452The Holiday Tree 6198. Lighting and Trees for â€˘ Friday Night Troops event is MMA Fights: 7 scheduled for 3 p.m. p.m. Dec. 12 at the to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 on NATTC Hangar. the Radford Fitness Doors open at 6 Center lawn. There p.m. The MMA will be activities for fights will feature children and Santa both professional Claus will arrive by and amateur fightfire truck. You can ers. Admission is enjoy a cookie and a free, and the event cup of hot chocolate is open to all auwhile you watch the thorized MWR paChristmas tree lighttrons and their ing. The Spirit of guests. Food and Christmas Foundation beverage will be in conjunction with available for purFedEx will be giving chase. (No outside away fresh-cut trees food or drinks alto active-duty military lowed.) For more from 2:30 p.m. to 5 information, call p.m. Vouchers are 452-3806, ext. available to E-6 and 3100. below at the MWR â€˘ Wellness administration office Center Team inside the Radford FitCentury Ride: Tap ness Center, Bldg. into the energy of 4143, and at the more than 40 ridCorry Bowling Center. ers in a race to 100 IDs required. For miles. Get your more information, call team together and 452-3806, ext. 3100. register for the 8th Annual Team Century Ride at the Corry Wellness Center at 8:30 a.m. Dec 6. Door prizes and snacks will be provided throughout the ride. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 452-6802. â€˘ Danger Zone Paintball: Open play from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Available Thursday and Friday for private parties for groups of 15 or more. For more information, call 453-4530. â€˘ MWR App: Navylife Pensacola app now Available for Android and Apple devices. It will allow you to view information on all services, programs and activities for NAS Pensacola including hours of operations, locations and GPS, description of services, and even call the facilities directly from your phone.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 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://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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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.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Personal Financial Management: A series of financial classes are offered throughout the year. Survive the Holidays with Money in Your Pocket is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 2. Seating limited, reservations required. To register or for information, call 452-5609. • Stress management: 10
a.m. to noon Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores stress management tips and techniques. For details, call 452-5609. • Family Employment Brief: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday. For spouses and family members who are new to the area and seeking employment. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities: • Selected Childrenʼs Christmas Party: Volunteers needed to be angels for a child. Includes sponsoring present for a child and/or escorting child. Party is 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 at the MWR Youth Activity Center, Bldg. 3690. For information, contact SH2 Patricia Cooper in Community Outreach, Walter L. Richardson Building, Bldg. 1500, Rm. 151. • Food distribution: Anew
Warrington Baptist Church of God in Christ, 1100 Hawthorne Drive, needs volunteers to help with weekly food distribution program at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday and to help pack food boxes on selected Wednesdays. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634. • 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms; 5 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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 • Bʼnai 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 month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.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. Christmas program, 11 a.m. Dec. 13. For information, call 453-3442.
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By Giacomo Puccini January 23 & 25, 2015
Enjoy opera this fall with the dark and eerie tale of a crooked clairvoyant driven to madness and murder. This spinechilling opera is an intimate black box production. At the Pensacola Opera Center
Get swept up in this deeply moving tale of enduring love and the anguish of love lost, illustrated through lush orchestration and characters that touch the very heart of our humanity. At the Pensacola Saenger Theatre
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Hold on to your pirate hat for the swashbuckling fun you’ll have with this classically clever comedy packed with wit, trickery and contagiously buoyant melodies sure to get you humming along. At the Pensacola Saenger Theatre
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