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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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NAS Pensacola holiday hours ... NASP gate hours will be modified as follows during the holiday period: Commencing 6 p.m. Dec. 20 through 5 a.m. Jan. 6, 2014, the NASP west gate reduced hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Corry Station gate seven will close beginning 6 p.m., Dec. 20 through 5 a.m., Jan. 6, 2014. Both the NASP west gate and NASP Corry Station gate seven will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Thanksgiving holiday safety message From Naval Safety Center http://www.public.navy.mil

“We are entering what for many of us is the best time of year: the holiday season. Thanksgiving this year ... coincides with the start of Hanukkah. Christmas and New Year’s Eve follow soon after. Many of our Sailors, Marines and civilians will take advantage of the season to recharge their batteries and make memories with family and friends. “A significant portion of our people will drive long distances during the holidays. It’s important that we give them the tools to make their journeys as safe as possible. The Travel Risk Planning System mentioned earlier is a great tool to manage the risks of long-distance road travel. Another important mitigation factor is one-on-one mentorship. “Empowering front-line supervisors to ask subordinates about travel plans opens the door to a conversation about fatigue and the importance of stopping every few hours to stretch legs and rest roadweary eyes. Reminding folks that it’s better to arrive late than not at all lets Sailors, Marines, and civilians know that someone cares. This fact may keep them from pushing their limits on the road. After all, we’ve learned that driving while tired can be just as deadly as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “Speaking of alcohol, ’tis the season for holiday parties, and many of them are heavy on booze. We should ensure everyone understands that our core values require those who drink to do so responsibly. Emphasize command ‘tipsy taxi’ services, the AAA Tow-to-Go program, and other safe-ride options. Everyone should plan for a safe ride home before the first sip of alcohol is taken. Even if the best laid plans fail, our people should feel secure in calling someone from the command and know that shipmates will look out for each other. “Last but not least, we must remember that not everyone is looking forward to the holiday season. Some of our people will be far from family and unable to get home. Others may find that routine depression is exacerbated by the unrealistic expectations of the season. If someone seems depressed or potentially suicidal, remember to ACT – Ask if he or she is thinking about suicide, show you Care, and get them to qualified Treatment. “From my family to yours, I wish all of you a joyous and safe holiday season.” – Rear Adm. Kenneth “K.J.” Norton.

Future changes for NHP By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

As a result of an in-depth analysis conducted by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed) during 2011 – 2013, several health care services at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will change by June 2014. The hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) will be closed and the emergency room (ER) will be converted into an urgent care center (UCC). In addition, the billets for the Family Medicine Residency Program will be redistributed to other military treatment facilities and the program will be dissolved by the summer of 2016. The recommendations from the analysis, which was conducted at nine in-patient MTFs throughout the United States, will ensure Navy medicine resources are aligned to best meet the operational needs of the Navy, reduce costs and optimize its limited resources to provide the best care to beneficiaries. The decision to close the ICU and change the ER to a UCC was made because of low patient volume in the two departments and because there are

three acute care civilian hospitals in the Pensacola area. The decreased volume of patients in the ICU and ER is actually a result of the improved health care beneficiaries are receiving. “Improved population health management has resulted in less illness and decreased hospital admissions in military and civilian facilities alike,” said Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, NHP. The change from an ER to a UCC should have a minimal impact on the hospital’s beneficiaries. According to Padden, most of the services currently performed at the ER will be able to be done at the UCC. However, the UCC will not be able to receive ambulances or treat trauma cases. These types of emergency services will have to be treated at one of the civilian hospitals in the Pensacola area. Enrolled beneficiaries at NHP who require ICU or ER services after June will be covered under their existing TRICARE plan at one of the local civilian hospitals. “These changes are aimed at recognizing the transformation of our requirements over time and will allow Navy medicine to better utilize its limited resources to

support the mission of the Navy,” said Padden, who has 26 years of medical experience with the Navy. “We are fortunate to have robust civilian medical facilities in Pensacola with whom we enjoy an outstanding working relationship.” One thing that will not be changing at NHP is the focus on primary care. The hospital has a large beneficiary population that relies on NHP for health care including active-duty servicemembers, students at the training schools, retirees and family members. “We are really good at providing primary care,” said Padden, “and we are going to continue to do that and even grow it if we can. We are also going to continue do a lot of the great things we are currently doing like orthopedic surgery and other surgical and medical subspecialties.” The exact details of the UCC are not known at this time, but additional information on the future changes will be forthcoming. “Change is always hard,” said Padden, “so one of my goals is to move us as an organization and as a community through this change. After all of this, I think (Naval Hospital Pensacola) is going to come out in a fantastic position because we have such great relationships with the community.”

Governor honors Pensacola Troops to Teachers vets By Ed Barker NETC PAO

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of the cabinet meeting Nov. 19, Florida Gov.Rick Scott honored two Pensacola educators certified through the Troops to Teachers Program with the Governor’s Shine Award for exemplary service to their country and contributions to Florida’s students. Kim Stefansson, a Navy veteran and eighth-grade history teacher at Bellview Middle School, and Glenn Meyer, an Air Force veteran and fifthgrade teacher at Navy Point Elementary, were among five Troops to Teachers educators honored with the Shine Award by the governor. Stefansson was chosen to address the cabinet meeting and represent the veterans. “Both the military and education career fields call for flexibility and those who are not easily deterred,” said Stefansson. Both careers call for service 24/7 whether you are standing watch or spending your weekends grading papers, and both jobs ask our families to be supportive when we need extra time to do our jobs.” The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively impacted children through education.

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Kim Stefansson, Navy veteran and history teacher at Bellview Middle School in Pensacola addresses the Florida Cabinet Nov. 19 about the value of the Troops to Teachers program. Stefansson was one of five veterans honored by Gov. Rick Scott with Shine awards for education contributions. Photo by the office of Gov. Scott

“It is an honor to thank these teachers who went from serving their country to serving Florida students in the classroom,” said Scott. A great education system is key to creating a highly-skilled workforce and driving our economy forward. These teachers have gone above and beyond the call of duty by preparing our students today for the jobs of tomorrow and I thank them for their continued service to Florida families. Meyer commented that he enjoys daily interactions with students and the fact that his

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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,

elementary school students really seem to enjoy going to school. “One of my favorite things is seeing the ‘ah ha’ moment when the students finally get what I’m teaching,” said Meyer. William McAleer, chief of the Troops to Teachers Program for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support in Pensacola, said that teaching is an outstanding fit for many veterans. “Every service member was training their replacement while on active duty,” said

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McAleer. “They bring reallife experiences into the classroom that add perspective to subjects. Florida is one of the leaders hiring veterans through the Troops to Teachers Program and in the past three years has helped 393 veterans obtain positions in Florida’s schools. It’s gratifying to see that Gov. Scott is recognizing the service, hard work and contributions that veterans bring to education.” The other Troops to Teachers veterans honored with Shine Awards at the cabinet meeting were: Kenneth McAllister, Air Force veteran now teaching at Clay High School in Green Cove Springs; David Silverman, Marine Corps veteran now teaching adult education in Clay County; and Jacqueline Williams, Navy veteran now teaching at A. Phillip Randolph High School Academies of Technology in Jacksonville. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found on the NETC Web pages: https:// www. netc. navy.mil. Find NETC on Facebook at https://www. facebook. com/ NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand and follow NETC on twitter: @NETCPAO.

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Freud would have a field day with my half-slip dream By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

When I was seven, the scariest place in the world was under my bed. It was a double, so there was plenty of space under there for demon-possessed Muppets with evil grins to hide amongst the dust bunnies. I kept my back turned to the edge of the bed, so as to protect myself from any fuzzy claw that might reach up and graze my cheek. When my self-induced reign of terror eventually relented, allowing me to drift off to sleep, I had the typical dreams of a chubby little elementary school girl. All my childhood wishes, fears, impulses and insecurities found a place on the playground of my sleeping id. On happy nights, I dreamt of puppies and kittens that were all mine, getting locked in the toy store all night, and flying just above the trees without wings. When I felt insecure, I dreamt of being at school wearing only saddle shoes and a belt. When I was afraid, I dreamt of Muppets who were nice at first, and then turned mad and tried to get me. As the years went by, my dreams stayed pretty much the same, with a few minor adjustments, like a grocery store in-

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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. stead of a toy store – my mother never bought sugared cereals or Twinkies – and the cast of “Happy Days” instead of the Muppets. Nothing out of the ordinary. But as a young adult, I began

commonly known as to form a deeper sense “middle-age.” With of myself and how I fit three teenagers and my into the world around husband in his 25th year me. I became hyper in the Navy, we are exaware of my social staperiencing that intense tus, struggled to chose fear-excitement mix that between right and comes with having no wrong, and developed idea what the future fresh fears of my burholds and whether or not geoning independence. we can afford it. And my dreams Suddenly, every started getting bizarre. dream I ever had is comReally bizarre. peting for airtime, along Suddenly, I was trywith some new moneying to run from vicious related scenarios. The wolves, but my legs wolves are chasing, were stuck in molasses. Twinkies are being deI was in huge sprawling voured, I’m making out houses that seemed cool with Ralph Malph, I’m at first, but then I got finding winning lottery lost amongst the endless tickets, and I’m showing doors and rooms. I up to a new job wearing found myself taking Sigmund Freud in 1921. Photo by Max Halonly a half-slip and mitexams for which I had berstadt, courtesy of Wikipedia tens. forgotten to purchase the Sigmund Freud, the textbook. wrote Christmas update letters, And I made out with people. raised a puppy, cut grass, and father of psychoanalysis, Weird people. Like Marshall moved around a lot – just like might say that my middle-aged dreams indicate latent personWestover, a boy who smelled other military families. funny and was in Mrs. RowDuring the past two decades, ality disorder and disguised ley’s kindergarten class with my dreams have been what you sexual deviance, and order imme at East Pike Elementary might expect for this meaty mediate inpatient psychotherSchool; and Sean Monroe, a stage of life. I dreamt of disap- apy. But after 17,245 nights of frat boy who I saw throwing up pointing my old boss, losing sleep, I’ve learned that life is one night in the campus dive my children in a crowd, falling filled with hope, sorrow, fear bar. off cliffs, moving into new and joy. It is not important that What’s up with that? houses, and realizing that I had our brains get it all a little mudIn my late 20s, I met and a funky new mole on my body. dled when we snooze. The important thing is to just married my Navy husband. We And now, I’m firmly enhad babies, bought a couch, trenched in that stage of life keep on dreaming.

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F-35B draws a crowd RIGHT: An F-35B from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron501 (VMFAT-501) lands at NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field. NASP was host Nov. 15 to the F-35B along with several other fleet aircraft – an F-18F, E-2C, C2A, TH-57 and two E-18Gs from VFA-106, VAW-120, VAW-12, HT-8 and VAQ-139. The event, which was facilitated by the Tailhook Association, gave student aviators from NASP and NAS Whiting Field a chance to speak with fleet aviators about career opportunities. Air Operation Officer Cmdr. Dan Heidt said NASP plans to schedule fly-ins approximately twice a year, depending on aircraft availability.

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AVIATION Marine Maj. Carlton Wilson, an F-35B pilot from VMFAT-501, can be glimpsed through the canopy as he taxis in after landing at NASP.

ABOVE: Flight students talk to a representative of VAW-120 after watching the C-2A Greyhound arrive. The squadron is based at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. LEFT: Another group of students gathers for a close-up look at the F-35B.

ABOVE: Marine Sgt. William Luhrsen shows Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast personnel how to operate equipment on the F-35B. Emergency and Transient Line and personnel received training on procedures for the F35B while the plane was at NASP for the fly in. RIGHT: Crewmen demonstrate how to deploy the F-35B’s ladder so that pilot can climb down from the cockpit.


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American Indian Sailor in the U.S. Navy speaks at NSWC PCD By Jacqui Barker NSWC PCD Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – One of the most senior American Indians presently serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy spoke during the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD)’s American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month Nov. 13 in Panama City. Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas, a Civil Engineer Corps officer assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE), shared Choctaw memories and perceptions in support of the event’s theme, “Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions.” The event was hosted by the NSWC PCD Diversity Council onboard Naval Support ActivityPanama City (NSA-PC). Event attendees were also treated to a special performance by NSWC PCD employee Bobby June, who danced a ceremonial Observance of Sacred Feathers with full American Indian regalia. June, a retired U.S. Navy hull technician first class, from Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and Detroit, Mich., presently works on SEAL delivery vehicles at NSWC PCD. “It is always a good

day when you’re sharing your culture with people,” said Vargas. Prior to giving his keynote speech, Vargas offered prayers to Native American Indian remains that reside on the base. Vargas, whose hometown is Bridgeport, Texas, thanked NSA-PC personnel for taking care of the ancestral remains and said visiting the site was “like a pilgrimage,” but later in his presentation Vargas spoke to the need for American Indian artifacts to be recognized for their historical contributions and precious values, and not to be traded or sold liberally. Additionally, he asked for people to take a moment to walk in his shoes and to consider how modern day practices, like professional sports team names and merchandise, are unfair to his heritage. “I am not a mascot. My grandfather was not a mascot. My heritage is not a mascot. I am a proud warrior of the sovereign Choctaw Nation on loan to the U.S. Navy,” said Vargas. “It’s not OK, and we just want to play by the same rules.” Although Vargas cited several important dates in Choctaw and American Indian history, a common message was ever present: American Indians have a culture

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Executive Officer Cmdr. Greg Brotherton (left center) presents Bobby June (right) a certificate of appreciation for supporting the 2013 American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month event in Panama City Nov. 13. Also pictured are:(from left to right) Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast officer and event keynote speaker Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas, event special emphasis coordinator Bobbi Wood, and Naval Support Activity-Panama City Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher Serow. Photo by Susan Trahan

and extensive past that has shaped American history. They, too, should be recognized and embraced for their rich and diverse history and their heritage should not be lost. For the Choctaw, many historic decisions continue to shape Choctaw heritage and way of life today. One example occurred in

1933 when the Mississippi tribe of Choctaw was established apart from the Alabama and Oklahoma tribes. “We’re the same people. We speak the same language, but now we’re three different tribes,” said Vargas. “We still have very mixed feelings about this.” In American history,

Vargas said Choctaw Indians have fought in wars since 1812 and continue to fight for the freedoms enjoyed in the United States today. Vargas is a 1988 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a master’s of science in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an

engineer in training in Texas, holds a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer designation, is prior enlisted and served in the Fleet Marine Force. Currently, Vargas serves as the disaster preparedness and contingency engineering officer for NavFac SE Headquarters at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.


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Monthly Whiting Field vet clinic has tails wagging, owners delighted Story, photos by Ens. Lindsey Stevenson NASWF PAO

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eterinarians from Corry Station brought their gentle touch and caring bedside manner to Naval Air Station Whiting Field this past Wednesday, as they have every month for more than 12 years. Each month, more than 20 pets are seen here at Whiting Field in a single day. This month, Dr. Charles Kaselsky – a civilian contracted vet – attended to the beloved pets among the NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) community. The clinic is home to

two technicians and three doctors, all of whom take turns caring for pets at Whiting Field. “It’s a big convenDirty Face, a 7-year-old tortoise-shell/tabby cat mix, undergoes a routine check-up with Dr. Charles Kraselsky. ience for clients and they NAS Whiting Field’s monthly pet clinic provides a needed service for service member pet families at a savings. really appreciate being The next pet clinic will be held Dec. 4. saved a trip down to Pensacola,” said Jodi and veterinarian techni- and dental supplies. and made a baseball- get such outstanding pet Hofer, the NASP Corry cian. Hofer has been a More in-depth testing, sized gesture with her care so close to home to the staff as they left. Station office manager vet technician for 20 minor surgeries and hands. years, 12 of them spent health certificates for Dirty Face received a “We are happy to prowith the Corry Station travel can be obtained quick vaccination, and vide this service to office. through the clinic on after a thorough check- Sailors,” Hofer said. While the monthly Corry Station. up (her temperature is “We all take a great clinic is not equipped or Angie Hamilton, an- 101 degrees, her heart pleasure and the clients staffed to attend to all pet other technician, says rate is 144 beats per are awesome. We hear needs or emergencies, she has been working minute, both within the ‘thank you’ every time routine pet care is avail- with the program for normal range for cats), and they are overwhelmable for cats and dogs seven years. Kaselsky declared that ingly appreciative.” whose owners are auHamilton beamed she “looks very healthy.” According to the thorized for DoD med- when Dirty Face, a 7The Prater family Morale, Welfare, and ical care (those enrolled year-old tortoise says they’ve been bring- Recreation (MWR) of in DEERS). shell/tabby cat mix, was ing in their 11-month- Pensacola website, Services at the carried into the clinic in old dog, Quigley, for “costs of services and monthly clinic include a bright yellow basket. exams since August. products provided are general exams, annual Dirty Face’s owner This month, he sat very typically lower than off vaccines and minor sick smiled and said that patiently while he got a base veterinary care.” The next clinic day at Angie Hamilton, a technician at the NAS Whiting Field call. They are also able Hamilton “has been tak- quick nail trimming. to supply medications, ing care of him ever They shared their gratiWhiting Field will be veterinary clinic, trims the nails of 11-month-old Quigley shampoos, ear cleaner since he was this big,” tude for the chance to held Dec. 4. while his owner holds Quigley’s collar.

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Commissary closing for Thanksgiving

The Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be closed tomorrow, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, hours are scheduled to be reduced Nov. 29. The commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Normal hours are scheduled to resume Nov. 30. For more information, call 452-6880.

USO plans holiday festivities at NASP

USO of Northwest Florida plans to host its sixth annual Thanksgiving Feast & Festivities at the Naval Air Station Pensacola location Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. The weekend will kick off on Thanksgiving Day with a meal served by volunteers and staff. This year, the USO expects to feed about 2,000 service members. There will be live entertainment by the band, Mass Kunfuzion. Other activities include a chili cook-off, a Spades tournament and a movie marathon. If you would like to volunteer, contact USO NWFL Programs Manager, Dana Cervantes by phone at 455-8280, ext.4, or by e-mail at dcervantes@uso.org. Donations can be brought to the NASP USO Center at 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625D. Monetary donations can be mailed to: USO NWFL P.O. Box 33135 Pensacola, FL 32508 or made online at www.uso.org/northwestflorida.

Free Thanksgiving dinner announced

A free community Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 28, at the First Wesleyan Church, 3590 Barrancas Ave. For more information, call 458-7777 or e-mail 1wesleyanchurch@gmail.com.

Wreath ceremony to be Dec. 14

Pensacola residents are being encouraged to participate in the Wreaths Across America ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The ceremony is open to the general public. You can order a memorial wreath for $15. The deadline for sponsoring a wreath is today, Nov. 27. The wreaths will be delivered to the cemetery and placed on headstones by volunteers the morning of the ceremony. 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 22 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. For more information on the Pensacola ceremony, contact Caroline Kelly by phone at 456-2726 or by e-mail at Wreaths4Barrancas@gmail.com. For more information about Wreaths Across America, go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

depot will have multiple model railroads running indoors and out, train rides for children, holiday lights and hot chocolate. Admission and parking are free, but donations will be accepted. For more information on the depot, the Model Railroad Club and the museum, send an e-mail to conductor@wfrm.org or visit www.WFRM.org.

PSC Foundation plans holiday gala

Pensacola Humane Society will offer a special sale on all black animals on Black Friday, Nov. 29, in an effort to find forever homes for these underadopted cats and dogs. Black dogs will be available for $40, black cats for $10 and black kittens for $30. The Pensacola Humane Society is a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter at 5 North Q St. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call, 432-4260 or go to www.pensacolahumane.org.

The Pensacola State College Foundation will present its annual Holiday Grande Gala at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Community Center, 913 South I Street. The event will feature holiday music, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, a seated dinner, champagne and open bar. Tickets are $100 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds from the event go to the PSC Fund for Excellence that benefits students, faculty and programs at the college. For reservations and more information, call the PSC Foundation Office at 484-1560 or e-mail foundation@pensacolastate.edu.

Holiday blood donations encouraged

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Humane Society plans adoption event

Blood donations are traditionally low during a holiday period and several special promotions are scheduled to reward donors. You are eligible to donate if you are 16 or older (minors must have parental consent), weigh 110 pounds, have a picture ID and are in good health. Blood centers are located at 2209 North Ninth Ave. and 1999 East Nine Mile Road. Donors at the centers will also received a special gift. For more information, call 473-3853 or go to www.oneblood.org.

Dec. 7 run in memory of slain Sailor

The Corry Station Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) has scheduled the third annual Crime Stoppers 5K in memory of Tyler Jefferson for Dec. 7. Jefferson, an 18-year-old Navy Sailor, was found fatally shot near the gates of Corry Station on Nov. 12, 2009. The investigation is still ongoing. The run is scheduled to start at 8:15 a.m. inside the NASP Corry Station gate off Chief’s Way and New Warrington Road. The course will take participants through the Warrington area past the site of the Tyler Jefferson crime scene/memorial. Registration is $20 plus tax online until Nov. 30. Late registration is $25 plus tax online until race day. Race-day registration is $30 plus tax. Register early to receive runners’ packet with T-shirt. Registration forms can be picked up at any Pen Air Federal Credit Union office or go to www.active.com. For information, contact CTTC Joseph Romero at joseph.c.romero@navy.mil or call 452-6187.

NMCRS announces holiday hours

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Pensacola office and thrift store will follow modified schedules during the Thanksgiving holidays. The office at 91 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola will close at noon today, Nov. 27, and re-open at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2. If you need emergency financial assistance while the office is closed, call the American Red Cross at 1 (800) 272-7337. The thrift store in Bldg. 3736 at NASP Corry Station will be close from Nov. 25 through Dec. 2 and will re-open at 9 a.m. Dec. 3.

Trains to be on display at museum

The West Florida Railroad Museum at 5003 Henry St. in Milton will be presenting A Lionel Christmas celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 67, Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21. There will be a special evening running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. The celebration will include displays that tell the history of the 100-year-old depot. This year, the

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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 1,000 cards will be awarded randomly in November and December. The NEX Pensacola has presented November recipients with gift cards, and will select another group of recipients Dec. 20. You can register at the Pensacola NEX store at 5600 Highway 98 West. For more information, call 458-8250.

Angel Tree project planned at NEX

NASP Corry Station Chaplain Lt. Nicholas Alander and RP2 Jennifer Dukes are presenting an Angel Tree project to provide holiday gifts for underprivileged children in partnership with the Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall NEX. Anyone who would like to participate can visit the NEX Angel Tree inside the mall checkout, choose an angel and bring an unwrapped gift with attached angel to customer service by close of business Dec. 9.

Chorus to present Christmas program

The Fiesta Barbershop Chorus will present “Our Christmas Gift to Pensacola” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Gateway Church of Christ 245 Brent Lane. The program will included performances by BELLissimo, a handbell quartet; the Pensacola Sound Chorus; and the Choral Society of Pensacola Christmas Singers. Admission is a non-perishable food items for Manna Food Bank and/or cash donation to ARC Gateway. For more information, call 529-6222 or go to www.fiestabarbershopchorus.com.

Gallery plans workshops for children

The traditional “Holiday Wall” featuring gift suggestions of art by member artists priced at $100 or less will be up through Dec. 28 at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. The gallery’s traditional Santa’s workshops for children are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. For more information, call 429-9100 or go to www.bluemorninggallery.com.

Virginia College plans open house

Virginia College in Pensacola will hold a free open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at 19 W. Garden St. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campus and see demonstrations. Refreshments will be served and a holiday craft-making activity will also be available for children.

Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and/or a non-perishable food item to be donated to food banks in the area. For more information, call 436-8444 or go to vc.edu/Pensacola.

Civil War reenactment to be Dec. 15

A Civil War reenactment with field artillery is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gateway Baptist Church, 6800 Mobile Highway. A musical drama is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 inside the church. The Christmas event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Debbie Rimmer at 944-3544.

Choral Society to perform ‘Messiah’

The Choral Society of Pensacola has scheduled performances of the holiday classic, Handel’s “Messiah,” in Pensacola and Gulf Shores, Ala. The Pensacola performance will be 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road. The Gulf Shores concert will be 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. Student tickets are available only for the Pensacola concert and are $5. For more information, contact the Choral Society by phone at 484-1806 or by e-mail at csop1@juno.com or go to www.choralsocietyof pensacola.com.

Holiday program focuses on elderly

Holiday shoppers in the greater Pensacola area including Escambia and Santa Rosa counties can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with local agengies, nursing homes and volunteers – helps ensure isolated seniors receive holiday gifts and companionship. Participating retailers will display Christmas trees through Dec. 18 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can return gifts unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached. For more information call 477-1947 or go to www.beasantatoasenior.com.

DFC Society plans to meet Dec. 12

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. 12. 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 Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.net.

Handgun training course offered

Florida Handguns Training is offering a concealed carry license course from noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15. This course meets the training requirements for the Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License application and is a good refresher of handgun fundamentals for self defense. Guns of various calibers will be available for participants to shoot and ammo is included. Certificates will be awarded and materials provided. There is an $80 instructor’s fee. For more information or to register, call 484-3221 or e-mail ColBFF@gmail.com. You can also visit the website at www.FloridaHandgunsTraining.com.

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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NHP case manager Carla Bestor receives Navywide recognition; See page B2 Spotlight

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

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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.

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“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.

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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 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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Naval Hospital Pensacola, Sept. 1-15, 2013 Aria Kimberly Rymdeko-Harvey, was born to Sgt. Alexander and Megan Rymdeko-Harvey, Sept. 1. Evangelynn Tyne Arensdorf, was born to 2nd Lt. Peter and Ruth Arensdorf, Sept. 3. Sophia Rose Fizur, was born to AC2 Aaron and Melissa Fizur, Sept. 3. Braxton Rhett Moore, was born to Timothy Tyler and Rachel Robardey, Sept. 5. Connor Milo Apley-Bates, was born to Lance Cpl. Jared Bates and Kaitlyn Apley, Sept. 5. Ivy Nicole Oarde Tango, was born to ABH1 Juneamor and Elisa Tango, Sept. 5. Jude Aziah Ruiz, was born to AD2 Julio and Shaela Ruiz, Sept. 5. Daisy Moore, was born to CTT2 Darryl and Tandra Moore, Sept. 7. Ariana Camila Gonzalez, was born to Jose and Lance Cpl. Linda Gonzalez, Sept. 8. Brooklyn Autumn Esten, was born to AM1 Jason and Miranda Esten, Sept. 9. Jaxon Zephyr Shedd, was born to HN Jacob and Ashley Shedd, Sept. 9. Oliver Mychael Carter, was born to Richard and ITSN Kaitlyn Carter, Sept. 10. Ava Marie Tittle, was born to Doyal Tittle III and Chelsea Generes, Sept. 10. Jameson Ray Resue, was born to Brett and Heather Resue, Sept. 10. Ryker Leo Daniel Kaczka, was born to Ens. Nikolaus and Katherine Kaczka, Sept. 13. Aubri Sue Griener, was born to Pfc. Scott and Kaela Griener, Sept. 13. Carter Mitchell Ward, was born to Ens. Benjamin and Ashley Ward, Sept. 15.

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Naval hospital case manager receives Navywide recognition Story, photo By MC1 James Stenberg NHP PAO

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Carla Bestor, active-duty nurse case manager, was recently selected by the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed) as the 2013 Navy Medicine Case Manager of the Year. Bestor has been a case manager at NHP for 15 years. “I was just blown away,” said Bestor. “I couldn’t believe it when Capt. Padden (commanding officer, NHP) was reading (the citation) to me. It’s very humbling and I’m honored to be selected for this.” A medical case manager serves as a liaison between a patient with long-term health issues and the medical staff. While a medical case manager does not offer medical diagnoses or treatments, they do monitor the patient’s treatment plan to ensure all of the patient’s needs are met. “A case manager is normally a nurse or social worker that directly assists in coordinating a patient’s care,” said Cmdr. Michael

Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, presents the 2013 Navy Medicine Case Manager of the Year award to Carla Bestor, a nurse case manager for active-duty patients at NHP.

Kohler, director of Healthcare Business, NHP. “A case manager may work with another hospital or other (military treatment facilities) to coordinate the appropriate care based on the different services offered.” In today’s healthcare system, patients often receive care from more than one facility. Case managers can help patients navigate the complexities of the system and support providers in establishing a more comprehensive plan of care. They are the bridge that matches needed resources to the

patient’s health insurance coverage and can assist the patient and their family in making informed decisions. “Case management is often times imperative for the best medical outcome for a patient,” said Kohler. “Patients often may not know where appropriate resources are available for the type of care needed. A case manger is the subject management expert in coordinating a patient's medical care.” NHP has case managers in several clinics including Internal Medicine, Family Medi-

cine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) as well as three nurse case managers for active duty patients. Each of these case managers focus on the Medical Home Port model, which means beneficiaries of these clinics have access to case managers. Asked about why she thought she was selected, Bestor said, “I always try to put myself in the patients’ place and try to make sure everything goes as smoothly as it can. I try to work with what the doctors want and what the commands want and keep the lines of communication open between both sides. I think that’s the key.” Bestor explains that a case manager’s mission is to care for the patients, no matter what. “You do whatever you need for the patient, that’s our primary focus,” said Bestor, who is originally from Baltimore. “If it is to get their charts or to get them where they need to be, you just do it and enjoy doing it.” To contact an NHP case manager, call your respective Medical Home Port team case manager.


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Nominations being taken for Military Child of the Year awards From Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency financial and other assistance to military families, has announced that nominations for the Military Child of the Year awards are through Dec. 14. Winners will be recognized in April 2014, the Month of the Military Child. The award recognizes children who stand out among their peers. Ideal candidates for the award demonstrate resilience, strength of character and thrive in the face of the challenges of military life. These young heroes embody leadership within their families and communities. The award is presented to an outstanding child from each branch of service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Ma-

rine Corps and Coast Guard. The winners each receive $5,000 and a laptop computer, and are flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for a special recognition ceremony. This year’s award program is scheduled for April 10. In previous years, recipients have had the honor of meeting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and First Lady Michelle Obama, who were guest speakers for the event awards ceremonies. “Each military family understands very well what it means to serve their country, and that service is truly a group effort,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Military children in particular face a unique

set of challenges, requiring courage, adaptability and perseverance to overcome the frequent deployments of a parent and multiple relocations – across the country or around the world – every few years. Military Child of the Year is our way to celebrate the service of these inspiring young patriots.” Anyone can nominate a favorite young patriot. Nominees: • Must be the legal dependent child of a service member and provide either a valid military ID or DEERS enrollment form. • Must be between the ages of 8-18. • Must be able to travel to Washington, D.C., for the April 10 awards gala. • Must agree to a background check

(if selected as a finalist). • Must provide letters or recommendation (if selected as a finalist). To submit a nomination go to www.militarychildoftheyear.org and click the “Nominate” tab. Nomination fields include: how recent and long a parent has been deployed, number of family moves, Gold Star Family or EFMP status, if a parent is a wounded service member, the nominee’s volunteer activities, and three short comments on why the nominee is deserving of the award. Every nominee will be mailed a certificate. For more information, go to www. militarychildoftheyear.org or contact June Morse, program manager, by phone at (210) 659-7756, or by e-mail at June.Morse@operationhomefront.net.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Santa will arrive in downtown Pensacola Nov. 29 with his elves and reindeer.

Downtown gets ready for invasion of elves

Story, photo from Pensacola Winterfest

Hundreds of children dressed as elves will help Santa Claus launch the Christmas season Nov. 29 in downtown Pensacola. The annual Elf Parade celebration that will include the magic of snow falling as Christmas trees glow and carols fill the evening air. The Elf Parade, aimed at children ages 2 to 7, features both a traditional Santa Claus and a Cajun Santa Claus. It includes contests for elves with “the biggest ears” and the best decorated stroller. Judging for the contests is at 3:45 p.m. An estimated 3,000 people turned out for last year’s opening celebration of Winterfest. The events begin with a Snow Princess and Snow Prince tea at 3

p.m. at the Portabello Restaurant at the Pensacola Cultural Center; admission is $25 and includes a parent and child. The parade, which is free and open to the public, starts at 4:30 p.m. The route takes about 30 minutes; parents are welcome to accompany their children. Among the highlights will be The Winterfest Brass Band, featuring musicians dressed in alligator outfits as they play Christmas carols with New Orleans flair. The parade marshal will be Mollye Barrows, news anchor at WEAR-TV. At the parade’s conclusion, brief ceremonies will be held at the Escambia County Courthouse and the Christmas lights will be turned on. At 6 p.m., “The Polar Express” will be screened at the Pensacola

Saenger Theatre. The computer-animated film tells the story of a doubting boy who boards a magical train bound for the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Admission is $5. Pensacola Winterfest, a nonprofit organization, operates the Christmas holiday festival, which includes tours, street theater and other events. The tours begin at 6 p.m. The Winterfest Performance Tour costs $21.50 ($14.50 for children 10 and younger) and will operate Nov. 29 and Dec. 7, 13, 20, 21 and 22. The Santa Holiday Express, which costs $10 ($5 for children), will operate Dec. 1, 17, 18, 19, 23 and 24. Children younger than 2 will be admitted free. For more information, call 4177321 or go to www.pensacola winterfest.org.

At the movies NOV. 27

“Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 7 p.m.; “Gravity” (2D), PG13, 5:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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“Gravity” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Baggage Claim,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Counselor,” R, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 29

“Free Birds” (3D), PG, 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; “About Time,” R, 9 p.m.; “Free Birds” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

NOV. 30

“Free Birds” (3D), PG, noon; “Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “The Counselor,” R, 9:30 p.m.; “Free Birds” (2D), PG, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “About Time,” R, 9 p.m.

DEC. 1

“Free Birds” (3D), PG, noon; “Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Counselor,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “About Time,” R, 7 p.m.; “Free Birds” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 5:20 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 2

“Free Birds” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Escape Plan,” R, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 3

“Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Counselor,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Free Birds” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fifth Estate,” R, 7:10 p.m.

DEC. 4

“Free Birds” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Carrie,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “About Time,” R, 7:10 p.m.

DEC. 5

“Free Birds” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain Phillips,” (PG-13), 7 p.m.; “Ender’s Game,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Counselor,” 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

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Ridiculous Relay: Dec. 6 at Radford Fitness Center. Teams of two will start through an obstacle course bouncy house, then ride adultsized tricycles followed by an egg-and-spoon race. Teams will then move on to a hopscotch competition and finish with “Dizzy Izzy.” • Trees For Troops Christmas Tree Lighting: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Bring the family and enjoy holiday fun. Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck and the Christmas tree lights will be turned on. A limited number of free Christmas trees will be given away to active-duty military. E-6 and below can pick-up a voucher to received a tree at the Community Outreach Office, 150 Hase Road, Bldg. 1500, Room 151. For more information, call 452-2532. • Before and After School Program: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. The program for kindergarten to age 12 is affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America. Fees based on total family income. For more information, call 452-2417. • Winter Aquatics: Naval Aviation Schools Command indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, is open 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. For information, call 452-9429 or e-mail naspaquatics@yahoo.com. • Karate: Beginner classes for ages 10 and older (adults welcome). $22 per month. Classes are 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Advanced classes offered 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 291-0940. • Outdoor gear rental: The NASP Outpost at the Bayou Grande Family Recreation Area has canoes, kayaks and camping gear for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from November through February. For information, call 452-9642. To make reservations, call 336-1843. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Disc golf, 1 p.m. Dec. 3. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Call 452-6520. Billiard doubles, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 2. Entry deadlines. For information on NASP program, e-mail patsy.shotwell@navy.mil or johnpowell2@ navy.mil. For information on NASP Corry Station program, e-mail dorothy.player@navy.mil. • Jogging Trail: A 1.2-mile course with 18 exercise stations begins and ends at the east end of the Mustin Beach Club parking lot. The 8-mile jogging course begins across from Radford Fitness Center and runs along the sea wall and to the NASP rear gate and back. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For information, call 452-6354.

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 www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Positive Parenting: Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful,

self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Suicide awareness and prevention: Suicide has become a growing problem in the military. This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is General Military Training (GMT) facilitated by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • World AIDS Day: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1, 301 West Main St. Volunteers to help set up and tear down the event. • Selected Children’s Christmas Party: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4, NASP Youth Center. NASP organizers need 100 volunteers to sponsor a child for the day and guide them through fun holiday activities. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Mu-

seum: There are numerous opportunities for all interest. Point of contact is Diane Torchia by phone at 501-9420 or e-mail at volunteers@pensacolalighthouse.org For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org. •Senior citizen help: Elderly and disabled need help with the upkeep of homes through simple household chores and yard work. This can be a one-time commitment or as long as the volunteer chooses. Contact Kimberly Cobb, by phone at 494-7101 or by e-mail at cobbk@nwflaaa.org. For more information, go to www.nwflaaa.org. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532.

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,

Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.


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