NAS Pensacola holiday hours ... The NASP west gate and Corry Gate 7 hours will be modified during the holiday season as follows: • Closing 9:30 p.m., Dec. 21 • Opening 5:30 a.m., Jan. 2.
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CFC 5K run; fundraising season coming to completion Contributions at 91 percent of goal and climbing From EscaRosa CFC
USCGC Cypress helps restore navigation aids affected by Hurricane Sandy ... The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress returned to homeport NAS Pensacola Nov. 18 from a 21-day hurricane response effort. “Cypress and her crew were recalled less than 24 hours after ending her haunted ship event at Palafox Pier,” said ship’s spokesman Lt. j.g. Kyle Reese. “From there the crew sailed around Florida chasing Hurricane Sandy.” After the storm made landfall, Cypress’ crew worked to open four inlets on the south coast of Long Island, N.Y., and reestablished aids marking dangerous waters. The work conducted was unusual for the cutter due to many of the buoys’ close proximity to shallow water. In one case, Cypress towed a buoy that was just yards off the beach and in water too shallow for the cutter to access, according to Reese. After the work was completed Cypress began her six-day journey home. Photo by EM2 Nicholas Labianca
NMOTC corpsman renders aid during marathon From Navy Medicine Education and Training Public Affairs
A Sailor assigned to Navy medicine’s recognized global leader in operational and aviation survival training rendered aid to a runner during mile 14 of the eighth annual Pensacola Marathon Nov. 11. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) career counselor HM1(FMF) Robert Crampton, an avid runner competing in his eighth marathon, spent nearly 20 minutes assisting another runner at the 14-mile mark, an effort he said was instinctual for any medical professional. “We’re trained as corpsmen to respond,” he said. “Being ready for anything that might happen is something ingrained in every corpsman, something that starts in ‘A’ school. The runner was OK, but the situation could have been much worse.” As Crampton neared the 14-mile mark, slightly more than halfway through the race, he saw another runner doubled over on the ground. He immediately took charge, calming the 50-year-old woman while assessing what could be wrong. “There was another guy there who turned out to be a young Marine trying to help,” he said. “I identified myself as a corpsman, and he immediately backed off and asked me if I needed any help.” Crampton identified the runner as dehydrated and experiencing intense muscle fatigue, something he attributed to the woman over-exerting herself during the race, a novice mistake. He instructed and assisted the woman in raising her arms over her head to open
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The EscaRosa, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) recently completed its last special event fundraiser for 2012 as the USAF Det 2 66TRS hosted a 5K run Nov. 16. More than 100 federal employees gathered, in spite of the bitter cold temperatures, to participate in this annual event. Runners and walkers took their starts along Radford Boulevard onboard NAS Pensacola and traveled toward the National Naval Aviation
Museum where they started their return, ending behind the MWR Radford Fitnes Center. First to cross the finish line in the men’s category was Jose Pularin ( N AT T C ) , followed by Jack Driscoll ( N AT T C ) , and Grant Sheridan (MATSG-21). First to cross in the women’s category was Marilyn Walsh (NASC), followed by Michelle Niedermainer (CID Corry) and Tiffany Waldren (USAF 479th FTG).
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Selected Children’s Christmas Party Dec. 5 By Gretchen DeVuyst PAO Intern
The Selected Children’s Christmas Party is one of the holiday traditions aboard NAS Pensacola. For more than 50 years, men and women in uniform have teamed up with members of various organizations to bring some Christmas cheer into the lives of some needy children. This year’s party is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the NASP Fred G. Smalley Youth Center. The special party guests will be 100 children from elementary schools in the Pensacola area. The children come from four different elementary schools – 25 students from each school. The children are
Santa greets a group of children at last year’s Selected Children’s Christmas Party. File photo by Emily Benner
given an invitation to come to NASP and spend the day with Santa enjoying different activities. They also receive a gift of their choice from
volunteers who are assigned to escort them. The children get to pick a gift that costs $30 or less; volunteers purchase the gifts for them. This year, the event is being sponsored by the First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) and it has been sponsored by groups such as the Pensacola chapter of the Navy Wives Club in the past. It is a team effort with yearly participation from a variety of NASP departments. “This is my fourth year and I keep coming back because it’s so heartwarming, positive and uplifting to see these Sailors and Soldiers interacting so well with these young elementary school children,” said
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NASP master-at-arms is air show KIA winner Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
As a finale to NAS Pensacola’s 2012 Blue Angels Air Show, a drawing was held Nov. 13 to give away a Blue Angelsthemed 2013 KIA Soul displayed at the flight line. Accompanied by KIA and base MWR officials, NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso drew the winning entry: MA1 Brian Percle, leading petty officer for the NASP Security Department.
“This is the first big thing I’ve ever won,” Percle said. “I was actually working the air show,” he said. “Flight line security. My team and I were just walking around; we saw the (KIA) booth and thought we might as well enter (the drawing).” This is the first time an active-duty Sailor based at NASP has won the KIA drawing, Jessica Lee, general manager of KIA AutoSport of Pensacola, noted. “That makes it great,” she said. Percle picked up the
MA1 Brian Percle picks up the keys to his new 2013 KIA Soul from Pensacola KIA AutoSport General Manager Jessica Lee.
keys to his new KIA from Lee Nov. 20 at A.C. Read golf course, near where the car had been displayed. He described his surprise at
getting the news to a group of MWR and base officials and reporters. “I got a
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DeCA’s 2013 Scholarships for Military Children opens Dec. 3 By Tammy Reed DeCA Marketing and Mass Communications Specialist
In 2012, the Scholarships for Military Children Program celebrated a major milestone as it reached more than $10 million in scholarships awarded to 6,742 students from around the globe. It’s time, once again, to add to these impressive numbers, as applications for the 2013 Scholarships for Military Children Program will be available starting Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide. You can also find them online through a link at http://www. commissaries. com and directly at http://www. mili-
taryscholar.org. Scholarship awards will be based on funds available, but the scholarship program awards at least $1,500 at each commissary. If there are no eligible applicants from a particular commissary, the funds designated for that commissary will be awarded as an additional scholarship at another store. The scholarship program was created to recognize military families’ contributions to the readiness of U.S. armed forces and to celebrate the commissary’s role in the military community. “DeCA is focused on supporting a good quality of life for our
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers scholarships and interest-free loans for 2013-2014 From Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Applications for Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) educational scholarships and interest-free loans for the 20132014 academic year are now available and can be downloaded at www.nmcrs.org/ education. Students eligible to apply include spouses or children (under the age of 23) of Sailors and Marines who: • Are on active duty. • Are retired. • Died on active duty or in a retired status. Consideration for selection is based on scholastic ability and financial need. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) college students working toward their first undergraduate degree. Applications must be received at NMCRS by May 1, 2013, unless the due date on the application states otherwise. “During these tough economic times, our educational assistance continues to help Navy and Marine Corps families reach their goal of attending college,” said Beverly Langdon, NMCRS Education Program manager. The NMCRS Education Program has provided scholarships and interest-free loans totaling more than $60 million to more than 50,000 students during the last 30 years. It is based on the society’s mission “to provide financial, educational and other assistance.” The program is supported entirely by donations and bequests to NMCRS. For more information on the NMCRS Education Program, visit www.nmcrs.org/ education or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: Since 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided financial assistance and education to active-duty and retired members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members and survivors – when in need. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the society is a non-profit, charitable organization that is staffed by nearly 3,500 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard ships.
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military and their families,” said Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We do that by delivering a great commissary benefit, while our industry partners and public donations help the scholarship program provide money for higher education to many worthwhile students.” To apply for a scholarship, the student must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 – or 23, if enrolled as a fulltime student at a college or university – of a service member on active duty, reservist, Guardsman, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree. Eligibility is determined using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarshipmanagement services organization, manages and awards these military scholarships. If students have questions about the scholarship program application, call Scholarship Managers at (856) 616-9311 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. No government funds are used to support the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and the general public donate money to fund the program. Every dollar donated goes directly to funding the scholarships.
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First to cross in the walker’s category was Larry Perry (NATTC) followed by Nicholas Figeroa (NATTC) and Zachary Miller (CNATT). This year, a team trophy was introduced to the first team of five runners to cross the finish line. The traveling trophy was won by NASC (team members: William Striepeck, Mark Hargrove, Jackson Brown, Alex Schueck and Macy Mercado). With the 5K run signifying the final fundraiser for the area’s campaign drive, many office CFC representatives are now wrapping up their reports in preparation of the CFC Victory Celebration to be held Dec. 5 at the Mustin Beach Club. Light hors d’oeuvres, provided by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, will be offered. Individual and command awards will be presented, several door prizes will be given away, and an announcement of the area’s total contribution will be reported. “We are currently at 91 percent of our area’s target contribution of $800,000 and reports are still coming in,” said Ron Denson, EscaRosa CFC director. “I look forward to reporting to everyone on how we will wrap NMOTC corpsman from page 1
her airway in an effort to help increase the flow of blood and oxygen through her body, while instructing the woman to attempt deep breathing exercises. He remained with the woman until emergency response crews arrived, spending nearly 20 minutes rendering assistance during an event where seconds dictate an outcome. An experienced marathoner, Crampton said novice runners can sometimes over-exert themselves dur-
Michele Thomas, a member of the Navy Wives Club. Those who volunteer are given a certificate signed by NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer and the satisfaction that they know that they made a difference in someone’s life. “It’s a great opportunity to give back to Pensacola for all Pensacola gives to us,” said another member of the Navy KIA from page 1
phone call. I was actually at the gun range, qualifying some guys on M-16s. I didn’t believe them at first; I actually called the number back,” he laughed, “I was thinking ‘this isn’t right.’ When I saw the e-mail from (MWR Special Events and Marketing Director Kathy Holmes) I knew this was for real.” Percle has been stationed at NAS Pensacola about a year and a half; he’s been in the Navy more than 15 years. The win was all the more lucky as
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Runners approach the finish line in the CFC 5K run Nov. 16. Photo courtesy Ron Denson
up this year’s campaign at the victory celebration.” Attendance is open to any and all federal employees wishing to attend, however a RSVP is required due to limited seating. To RSVP, or to inquire about more details of the EscaRosa CFC Victory Celebration, visit the local campaign website at www.escaroascfc.org or call 452-2029. (Note: military ranks omitted from CFC run data)
ing an actual distance race, becoming over anxious to complete what many times they have set as a personal goal. Being in the right place at the right time Crampton said was lucky, but being prepared as a Navy corpsman is something he maintains as commonplace during his 14-year career. “I know I could’ve run a better race, but I also know that making sure the individuals around me are safe is what I should do,” he said. “We’re in the Navy first and foremost, and if I am in a position to use the skills I’ve learned
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer 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.
System database. Applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military ID card. The applicant must also be planning to attend or already attending an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2013 or be enrolled in a program of studies designed to transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants must submit an essay on a topic chosen by the Fisher House. The essay topic will be available Dec. 3 on http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22, 2013. The scholarship program is administered by Fisher House
while in the Navy to help, I’m not too concerned about a final time.” Crampton, recently named the NMOTC Headquarters Sailor of the Year, has competed in eight marathons, boasting a personal best time of 3:29 at the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2009 in Orlando. A qualifier for the legendary Boston Marathon, the Pensacola Marathon began at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Pensacola, finishing next to the replica of the Washington, D.C.-based National Vietnam War Memorial.
Wives Club, Karen Plummer, the CO’s wife. The event is fun for the children, but it is also fun for the volunteers. “To tell you the truth, I think the Sailors had more fun than the kids last year,” said SH1 Don Perry. Perry was in charge of the 2011 event for NASP Community Outreach. If you wish to attend and still have not signed up to volunteer, contact the NASP Community Outreach Office at 452-2532.
Percle said he doesn’t make it a habit to fill out entry blanks. Though he’s happy with his current ride – a Chevy Silverado truck – another household member could be driving the KIA. “My son’s 15; he’s going to be needing a car soon,” Percle said. How many entries were there? “Many thousands,” Lee said. “We had a box that wouldn’t even fit in this car. It took three of us four to five hours to go through all the entries, because we have to verify that the winner only entered once.”
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Lee recalled the history of the relationship between KIA AutoSport and the air show. “This was our ninth year of sponsoring the air show,” Lee said. “It’s the eighth car given away. We enjoy it a lot. It’s great to support the military; they’re a big part of our community. So it’s our way of supporting them and the air show.” The Blue Angels artwork on the Soul is a “wrap” which can be easily removed; it’s not a permanent paint scheme.
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A time for cheer and ruthless criminal behavior By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
During this season of giving, people everywhere are transformed. The “Spirit of the Season” inspires generosity, compassion and joy in us all. But sometimes, in the midst of all this merriment, our personalities swing wildly in the other direction, resulting in violence, theft and intentional infliction of emotional distress. What, pray tell, could cause such extreme behavior, you say? The answer is simple: The “white elephant” gift exchange. Otherwise known as a “Yankee swap,” “parcel pass,” or “dirty Santa,” this apparently innocent holiday tradition rouses merciless thievery and selfish materialism in even the most virtuous of participants. Case in point: my last bunco group held a “white elephant ornament exchange” every December. Most members shopped beforehand, picking out something unique, handmade or artistic. The class clown in me always goes for the laugh, so I could not resist when I saw blown glass German ornaments shaped like acorns and walnuts. I bought one of each, envisioning the hysterical laughter that would erupt when, as the recipient opened my ornaments, I would blurt out a joke of questionable taste.
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, the mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. We arrived at the hostess’ apartment at the designated hour and placed our tiny packages under her sparkling tree. Wine glasses filled, chitchat ensued, and we were all enjoy-
ing the friendly, relaxed atmosphere. An hour into the night, we were filling up on hot dip and red and green M&Ms, when the hostess called us into the living room to start the ornament exchange. Light laughter and conversation continued as we casually plopped onto couches and chairs. We had no idea of the carnage that was about to befall our group. After some flimsy debate over who should pick first, our hostess announced, “OK, ladies, why don’t we go in alphabetical order, according to the first letter of our middle names.” Three women claiming some derivation of the name “Ann” went first, each picking from the wrapped gifts under the tree. One by one, they gently unraveled the tissue paper from around their chosen ornament. Eyes darted around the room as brains calculated. Just seconds before, we were more interested in cranberry cream cheese spread, but now that merchandise was being revealed, we began to silently strategize. After four or five women selected from under the tree, the rest of us considered the unopened boxes of ornaments before us. Hmm, which one should I open? Suddenly someone cried out
“Steal!” and our mouths began to water. “Yea, it’s no fun if we just pick the wrapped gifts, you’ve got to steal!” I commented, wiping the spittle from my chin. A chant ensued, “Steal! Steal! Steal!” as the next designated woman rose from her seat. A tiny grin could be seen on her face as she lunged toward a wooden ornament, snatching it from her victim. We all erupted in hoots and applause, as if the living room had just turned into a Roman coliseum. Seething with vengeance, the victim of the ruthless theft plotted her revenge. The scene quickly turned from one of merriment to one of mayhem, as members of my bunco group turned into an unruly mob. As the snarling women snatched ornaments, our host tried to maintain order. “Now, remember ladies, the gift is dead after it is stolen three times.” But the mere mention of “death” only seemed to ignite more savagery. The last woman to steal shouted, “It’s dead, it’s dead!” in a murderous rage, and we all gnashed our teeth as if she was carrying a bloody carcass back to the den. The final victim had no choice; she had to pick the lone gift that was left under the tree. It was the acorn and walnut
ornaments I had brought, and as she revealed them, I weakly offered my pre-planned inappropriate joke. The women, still wounded from battle, could only force a few bogus chuckles. As we said goodnight, I realized that we had just had an epic war over meaningless objects that we could purchase for less than $10 in any local store. But what fun would that be, without the thrill of theft, murder and mayhem in the midst of delicious cookies and twinkle lights? So remember folks: Steal the gift you want before it “dies,” then you can mercilessly exact your revenge, and have a very merry Christmas!
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CID sees large number of chief petty officers pinned By Gary Nichols CID PAO
Across the fleet, from naval installations to ships at sea, one of the most treasured and time-honored traditions is the pinning of the golden anchors for the first time on collars of the Navy’s newest chief petty officers. On Sept. 14, at the atrium of the National Naval Aviation Museum, 32 new chief petty officers were pinned from the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola and Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). Throughout the CID domain, there were 206 E-6s who were board eligible for advancement to chief petty officer. Of these, 59 were selected, resulting in an impressive 29 percent selection rate to chief petty officer. “Typically the advancement rate for chief petty officers is about 20 percent or lower,” CID Domain Career Adviser Eric Tremaine said. “The high numbers for CID reflect the high caliber of personnel we have from across the CID domain.” Thirteen of these new chiefs were based at CID Unit Corry Station, and the remainder were scattered throughout the CID domain, primarily at the other commands: CID Unit Monterey, Fleet Intelligence Training Command at San Diego, and Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Command at Dam Neck, Va. “This is proof that the fleet is sending the cream of the crop to CID for instructor duty, and it shows in the high advancement rate for our new chief petty officers,” CID CMDCM Travis Brummer said. “This is a win-win situation for everybody: Our students, our instructors and the Navy.” Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) FORCM(AW/SW) April Beldo who was the guest speaker during the pinning ceremony had words of encouragement and advice for the newly pinned chief petty officers. “I am very passionate about being a chief petty officer, and a part of the chiefs mess,” Beldo said. She related the pride she felt in September 1995 when she received her gold anchors while onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). “I remember it like it was just yester-
Center for Information Dominance Commanding Officer Capt. Susan K. Cerovsky congratulates newly pinned chief petty officers at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Throughout the CID domain, there were 206 E-6s who were board eligible for advancement to chief petty officer. Of these, 59 were selected, resulting in an impressive 29 percent selection rate to chief petty officer. Photo by CTR1 Joshua Pugh
day,” she said. “It is still one of the most proud times of my life.” On March 13, 1893, U.S. Navy Regulation Circular No. 1 established the rating of chief petty officer. In the past 119 years, the chiefs’ pinning ceremony has become one of the Navy’s most time-honored ceremonies. Earning the right to wear the gold anchors does not come easy, and the process of becoming a chief petty officer is a long and difficult road, and is arguably the greatest achievement a Sailor can achieve. The ceremony signifies a new position of leadership and responsibility for the Navy. For the newly selected chief petty officers, the pinning ceremony represented the culmination of four weeks of the induction process, a rigorous training schedule involving physical training, leadership, teamwork, time management, and Navy history and tradition. Information Systems Technician “A” school instructor ITC Arian Sanchez said the induction process was more challenging than he expected.
“The level of teamwork and the level of camaraderie that I’ve learned through this process is unequaled so far,” Sanchez said. “The biggest difference he said is that with the E-5 and E-6 mindset you tend to look out for yourself and your career, and by extension, you are helping the Navy; as a chief petty officer, you learn to take care of others first and foremost.” “To the newest members of the mess this is your time; I want you to embrace it, I want you to have fun and I want you to look forward to the days ahead,” Beldo said. “You are now ‘the chief,’ the backbone of the Navy.” CID Unit Corry Station Commanding Officer Cmdr. Luciana Sung also congratulated the new chief petty officers. “Pinning our newest chiefs is always a great honor and we’re all very proud of our chiefs mess for all the mentoring and sponsoring they provided for this season,” Sung said. CID Unit Corry Station senior enlisted leader CTRCM(SW/AW) Jimmy Dawkins said he was proud to be part of the process that helped to develop the
Navy’s newest crop of chief petty officers, and offered words of encouragement to the new leaders, who after four weeks of intensive training during the induction process were eager to step into their new roles as the Navy’s newest chief petty officers. “Step up to the challenge,” Dawkins said. “Lead your Sailors, guide them, mentor them, and understand that you have more impact on that Sailor’s life than you could ever fathom.” At the conclusion of the pinning ceremony, the new chiefs all seemed relieved and exhilarated. “It’s the greatest point in my military career,” CTTC(IDS/SW) Aaron Ricker said. “I’ve never been so excited and so proud.” “I am very proud of each and every one of you, and look forward to serving with you in the fleet,” Beldo said. CID is the Navy’s Learning Center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence.
Navy takes steps to address issues affecting Sailors By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON – The Navy is taking steps to address several issues that are affecting its Sailors, the chief of naval operations said Nov. 16. Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. Upward trends in sexual assaults and suicides are chief among the issues the Navy is tackling, the admiral said. Sexual assault is a safety issue, Greenert said. “I’m troubled that we haven’t moved forward to limit and really reverse the trend of these events during my time here ... Everybody deserves a safe place to work,” he
said. “We have to treat it as a crime, because that’s what it is.” The admiral also said he’s concerned with the increase in the number of suicides in the Navy. “A few years ago, we had about 13 suicides per 100,000 (personnel), now it’s 15 per 100,000, so we’re creeping up,” he acknowledged. “We have to empower our Sailors to be able to deal with stress. We have to look out for each other and we have to embed ... in all of our shipmates to make sure that, if somebody is reaching out, we’re ready to take care of them.” The rate of operations is higher than he expected it would be at this time last year, Greenert said, and the Navy needs to reconcile how to continue to support that.
This may result in adjustments to training and maintenance plans, he said. The Navy needs to look at the operations tempo with particular attention to its Sailors, he continued. “We call that individual tempo – ITEMPO – which is the measurement of what each sailor's requirements are for going to sea (and) coming back, ... as opposed to the unit. I think it’s important to the health of the force.” The admiral said he’s satisfied with the overall manning of ships at sea. But, he noted, the balance of skilled personnel and leadership needs to be adjusted to ensure that, as the Navy responds to the increased operational tempo, it has the right people in the right place at the right time.
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Course at NMOTC teaches basics of saving lives By MC1 Bruce Cummins Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
A corpsman offered a class designed to instruct skills every medical professional should know Nov. 15 in Pensacola. HC2 (FMF) Kyle Voss, assigned to Navy Medicine Operational Training Center’s (NMOTC) Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), taught the Healthcare Providers Basic Life-Saving (BLS) course to 10 medical professionals, including NMOTC Executive Officer Capt. Maria Majar and NMOTC CMDCM (SW/AW) Robert Coddington. Voss said the course, an American Heart Association (AHA) accredited four-hour evolution used as both initial training and as a refresher
class, is imperative for everyone in Navy medicine to have completed, regardless of their current position or rank. “No matter if you’re a hospitalman or captain, knowing how to save someone’s life is important,” he said. “The BLS course is something Navy medicine has championed as a requirement every health care provider needs to complete in an effort to do what Navy medicine does best – save lives.” The BLS course is a requirement for Navy medicine personnel, and includes sections on recognizing life-threatening emergencies, providing high-quality chest compressions, delivering appropriate ventilation and providing early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). NMOTC BLS students watched an informational
An ensign from the Vietnam People’s Navy applies a mock splint on U.S. Marine Capt. Stephen Bair of the 111 Marine Expeditionary Force during a Basic LifeSaving course in Da Nang, Vietnam. The course is taught all over the world by the Navy. Photo by Cpl. Patricia D. Lockhart
video, took a written exam on BLS techniques and then demonstrated the practical skills to Voss, a
five-year corpsman with combat deployment experience. “Making sure that stu-
dents are practicing the right techniques is essential to the program,” he said. “Corpsmen and medical professionals in the Navy are diverse in talents and skills, but being able to save a life is the bottom line. Practicing these skills makes sure they’re ready.” NMOTC Staff Education and Training Leading Petty Officer HM1 (SW/FMF) Jeffrey Casady, responsible for the administration of the BLS course for NMOTC area medical professionals, said maintaining a current readiness is part of every Navy medicine health care provider’s responsibility. “This course is a requirement for anyone involved directly in patient care,” he said. “But it’s important for everyone. Corpsmen are always taught to be prepared for any eventuality, and ensur-
ing the NMOTC and component command staff is ready to assist anyone in need demonstrates and reinforces our desire to provide the best and highest quality training we can offer.” The AHA-credentialed Basic Life-Saving course is administered under the auspices of the Military Training Network (MTN) . NMOTC, the recognized leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, reports to NMETC, the sole point of accountability for Navy medicine education and training. NMETC and NMOTC are all part of the Navy medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries.
New NETC chief takes tour of EOD dive training center By Donna Randozzo Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving Public Affaris
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) – The Naval Education and Training Command Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rear Adm. (select) Cynthia Thebaud, and NETC Learning and Development Department (N7) Command Master Chief Dominic Musso visited the Center for Explosive Ordnance
Disposal and Diving (CEODD) recently for a familiarization tour. This was the first visit by the new NETC COO and an opportunity for Capt. Brad McKinney, commanding officer at CEODD and his staff to show Thebaud and Musso the high-risk training conducted at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC). “Future warriors are trained here,” said Cmdr. Ryan Bedner, executive officer at CEODD.
“They start off as civilians, and we turn them into joint force warriors.” The process begins when mentors are assigned to prospective Navy divers and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians while in the Delayed Entry Program or after they arrive at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. After completing eight weeks of boot camp, designated students are sent through the Navy diving and
EOD preparatory course to ensure they are prepared for the rigorous training they will experience while at NDSTC in Panama City and EOD School at Eglin Air Force Base. “The visit has made me even more confident that our training programs are the best in the world,” Thebaud said. “We have an instructor cadre of premier divers and EOD technicians inspiring a culture of combat readiness to the next generation
of joint force EOD technicians and divers. The curriculum they are delivering is marked by the three R’s – realism, rigor and relevance. The fact that this highrisk EOD and dive community is an all-volunteer force makes it all the more impressive.” For more information about the CEODD go to https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceneoddive/. For more information about NETC go to https://www.netc.navy.mil.
Novermber 30, 2012
Lt. Col. Brian Schafer to assume command of VT-3 From NASWF PAO
Training Squadron Three Executive Officer Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Schafer will assume the mantle of leadership and take command of the unit during a ceremony today (Nov. 30) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s atrium building. He will relieve Navy Cmdr. Philip Brock, who served as the squadron’s commander for the past year. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored Navy tradition that accounts for the passing of authority from one officer to another in front of the assembled members of the crew. Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck, Commander,Patrol Reconnaissance Group, will serve as the guest speaker. Schafer was commissioned as an acquisition officer in May 1995 following graduation from the United States Air Force Academy.
Lt. Col. Brian Schafer
His first assignment sent him to the 4th Space Launch Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. After this first tour of duty, he began joint specialized undergraduate pilot training in the 8th Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Okla. Schafer graduated from the 1st Fighter Squadron Tyndall AFB, Fla., and served his first F-15C operational tour at Kadena Air Base,
Japan. He also served as a member of the 44th Fighter Squadron, the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, and the 95th Fighter Squadron. After three consecutive tours of flying, Schafer attended the Air Command and Staff College, before being reassigned to Tyndall AFB to work in the USAF Air to Air Weapon Systems Evaluation Program. He received follow-on orders to serve as the director of operations, 4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, Bagram AB, Afghanistan. He reported to NAS Whiting Field in July 2011. During Brock’s tenure as commanding officer, VT-3 was the first naval squadron to complete fleet transition to the Department of Defense’s Joint Primary Aircraft Trainer, the T6B. He inspired the VT-3 Red Knights to exceed all Naval Aviation Training Command mission goals by flying 43,946
Cmdr. Philip Brock
flight hours in 24,975 sorties, which resulted in the safe completion of 557 student military aviators.Additionally, Brock instituted a program which enabled VT-3 to reduce overhead sorties by 83 percent while student check ride failures decreased by 81 percent. Brock graduated from Norwich University in May of 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineer-
ing and was commissioned an ensign as an aviation maintenance duty officer. He was selected to attend pilot training in 1996. Brock was designated naval aviator in July of 1998 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. He has served as deputy director for the war on terror and deputy director for special operations under the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Brock’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and three Navy Achievement Medals in addition to many campaign, service and unit-specific awards. He served as the executive officer before assuming command of the unit Sept. 9, 2011. Cmdr. Judd Conatser will become the executive officer of the squadron and the prospective commanding officer in turn.
Read, listen to a book from NASWF’s Liberty Center Library From NASWF PAO
Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Liberty Center believes there is nothing like sitting down with a good book – or for the techno savvy listening to a good audio book. That’s why the Liberty program is trying to bring attention to its recently enhanced library by forming a book club to read and converse about many of the top books on the market today. The club meets 8:309:30 a.m. in the liberty center (above the BEQ mini-mart) every other Thursday to help enhance social interaction among differing elements of NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five team. Ashley Platts and Samantha Pavalok, who jointly formed the idea, also want to encourage patrons to take advantage
of the Liberty Center’s library. Using alternating popular fiction and non-fiction titles, Pavalok hopes to initiate discussion on the various themes, characters, settings and other unique aspects associated to the various titles. The next book is slated to be “Flags of Our Fathers” by James Bradley. Bradley was the son of one of the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima during World War II, and the story follows Easy Company’s path to the peak of Mount Suribachi and their place in history. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett will follow two weeks later and was the source for a critically acclaimed movie of the same title. The book details the events surrounding the lives of three women, two black and one white, in 1962
Mississippi. Pavalok chooses the books based on research she finds on the Internet, what seems to be popular, or what is currently relevant. The books selected for discussion are chosen from stock items in the library. Currently carrying about 500 titles, the library is an underused resource that Pavalok hopes to see utilized to a greater extent. “We thought this would be a good way to let people know about the library on base,” she said. “The library was severely reduced after Hurricane Ivan and it has slowly grown back. We want to bring people’s focus back on it.” The library also has a selection of several hundred audio books, including nearly 70 titles that are on portable, self contained
Samantha Pavalok holds two of the books to be used for book club discussions. She, along with Liberty Center Director Ashley Platts, formed the club as a way to encourage social interaction for people and families attached to the base. Photo by Jay Cope
MP3 players. The Liberty program has also thought about working with military personnel and their families on the ways to use Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) effectively since it provides access to a large selection of reading materials and educational resources to benefit service members as well.
Finally, the center also has a separate lending library of hundreds of DVD titles that can be borrowed. Up to three books may be borrowed for as long as two weeks with an opportunity to renew so long as there is no one on the waiting list for that book. DVDs may be loaned out
to patrons for up to a week with three also being the maximum quantity that may be checked out at any one time. Anyone with authorized base access may participate in the book club, and utilize the library and DVD loan program. “I am hoping that this becomes a way to learn about the Liberty Center programs,” Pavalok stated. “Being a spouse, I know it can be difficult to get interaction between people from different commands. It would be a great benefit if the book club can serve as a way for spouses and service members to get together socially.” “The Help” will be the last book for 2012, but the program will pick back up after the first of the year. Call 623-7274 if you have any questions or want to get involved.
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November 30, 2012
GOSPORT E-7 exam scheduled for Jan. 17
The Education Services Office (ESO) of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide enlisted advancement examinations for E-7 Jan. 17 at its new location, the conference facility, Bldg. 3249, aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP). The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. No cell phones watches, food or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day of their respective command and have military ID card to participate. Candidates must verify and sign the worksheet prior to the January 2013 Cycle 218 examination. The ESO at PSD, Bldg. 680, will conduct verification/signing of the worksheet from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 14. Special arrangements have been made for some of larger commands in Pensacola (NHP, NATTC). Remote commands are required to post their own times and locations. For additional information, contact PSD ESO at 452-3617, option 8 and then 1.
NASP restoration board to meet Dec. 5
Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Public Works conference room, Bldg. 3560. The public is encouraged to attend. Time is available during the meeting for questions and comments. The evening’s presenters also will be available after the meeting to answer questions and listen to concerns. The RAB was established by NAS Pensacola to increase public participation in its environmental cleanup program, called Installation Restoration, better known as Superfund. Technical experts involved in the environmental investigations and cleanup of the bases are brought together in public meetings with state and federal regulatory officials and community members. This gives the community an opportunity to provide input directly to the decision-making body.
Wildlife Sanctuary celebrating 30 years
The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, 105 North S St., will be celebrating its 30th anniversary from noon to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1. The WILDfest will include a Give a Hoot Supply Drive and live music from Sweet Prospect Celtic band. Items needed include venison/red meat, fresh or frozen fish, liquid laundry soap, fresh fruit and veggies, Cheerios, peanut butter, pecans or peanuts shelled or unshelled, sunflower seeds, baby blankets and latex or vinyl gloves. For more information, go to Pensacolawildlife.com.
Church offering two-day craft market
A Christmas Craft Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 5200 Saufley Field Road. The event will feature a photo opportunity with Santa, and vendors from the area selling handmade wooden toys and bowls, ceramics, jewelry, Christmas decorations and more. Local authors will be there selling books as well. Boy Scout Troop 602 will have a concession stand with various foods for sale. Admission is free. Bring a nonperishable food item and receive an extra door prize ticket. For more information, call 456-3731.
Lighthouse plans holiday celebrations
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, 2081 Shell Road, will present its Holiday Grand Illumination from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, and Dec. 15. The lighthouse will be decorated and hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Santa Claus will be a special guest. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 944-0179.
Hospital entrance to close temporarily
The circular front entrance of Pensacola Naval Hospital will be secured beginning at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 30, in support of an elevator renovation project. The entrance and adjoining roads will reopen Dec. 3. For more information, call Lt. j.g. Deniqua Freddie at 449-9211.
Chorale presenting ‘Simply Christmas’
Tickets are available for the Gulf Coast Chorale’s presentation of “Simply Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. Joining the chorale will be special guests, the Guffman Trio, one of the Pensacola area’s favorite jazz groups, and Tate High School’s Vocal Jazz and Cantus Chorus. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students with special prices for groups of 10 or more. Admission is free for children 10 and younger. For more information, go to www.gulfcoastchorale.org or e-mail Gulf Coast Chorale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery offering special holiday classes
Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is presenting Santa’s Workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, and Dec 8.
Pearl Harbor documentary due Dec. 7
A locally produced documentary, “Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye,” is scheduled to be released Dec. 7. DVD copies will be on sale for $24.95. The documentary chronicles a few of the remaining Pearl Harbor survivors from Pensacola on a journey to Hawaii. The production is by Watkins Productions. For more information, go to www.watkinsvideo.com.
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Jingle Bell Jog scheduled for Dec. 8
Children ages 9 and younger are invited to make free ornaments or gift items. A Christmas card making class is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Cost is $25. To make reservations or for more information, call 429-9100.
Fleet and family survey in progress
Details available on nursing programs
The Fortis Institute, 4081 E. Olive Road, Suite B, is planning two open house events for its registered nursing and Bachelor of Science in nursing programs at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1, and 6 p.m. Dec. 6. To make reservations or for more information, call 549-2786 or 476-7607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run features ugly sweater contest
The second annual NAS Pensacola Jingle Bell Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 7. The 5K run/walk starts in front of Starbucks on Radford Boulevard. There also will be an ugly sweater contest. There is no fee to participate. You are welcome to make a toy donation to Toys for Tots. For more information, go to www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=501099 or call CSAAD/Community Outreach at 452-2532.
Museum to salute pioneers of space
The National Naval Aviation Museum will celebrate the achievements of the astronauts, engineers, scientists and others who contributed to success in the space race Dec. 15 with a series of events. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be a panel on the near-catastrophic flight of Apollo XIII including mission commander James Lovell and Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) pilot Fred W. Haise. A luncheon featuring guest speaker John Glenn (first American to orbit Earth) will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person. From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., a panel of astronauts and NASA officials will discuss the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a reception featuring the unveiling of a full-scale replica of a the Apollo LEM followed by dinner with guests such as retired Navy Capt. Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Cost is $150 per guest. Today, Nov. 30, is the deadline to make reservations. For information, call 1 (800) 327-5002 or go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org.
Appreciation Day includes BMX shows
Officials at the Navy Exchange Aviation Plaza have scheduled a Customer Appreciation Day for Dec. 5. Complimentary games and refreshments are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bldg. 630. The feature attraction will be the Monster Energy Creative Sports BMX Team. Riders will sign autographs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and shows will be at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the NEX front side parking lot at 250 Saufley St. aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 341-6681.
Stamp group plans Dec. 4 meeting
The Pensacola Philatelic Society meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Bayview Senior Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. The next meeting will take place Dec. 4. Anyone interested in discovering or learning more about stamp collecting is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dewey J. Barker at 450-7767 after 4 p.m.
Navy nurses to gather for lunch Dec. 7
All active-duty, reserve and retired Navy nurses and their spouses are invited to attend the annual Navy Nurse Corps Association luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at O’Brien’s, 4350 Bayou Blvd. Bring a gift worth $20 for the gift exchange and an unused toy for Toys for Tots is requested as well. Lt. Cmdr. (selectee) Kendra Pennington from Naval Hospital Pensacola will be the speaker. Individual meal orders (self-pay) will be available from the current restaurant menu. RSVP to either Susie McCord at 457-2594 or 776-2123 or JoAnn Kelly at 432-7136 no later than Dec. 5.
Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter 7 will hold its Jingle Bell Jog, an annual 10K race and 5K fun run/walk, Dec. 8 in Fort Walton Beach, beginning and ending at Uptown Station. SFA Chapter 7 is a nonprofit all volunteer organization that provides support to families of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). For more information and to register online, go to at www.sfa7.com. To improve service to military members, commands and families, the Fleet and Family Support Center is instructed to complete a needs assessment each year. Officials at NAS Pensacola have put together a survey and are hoping to get feedback from at least 1,000 people by Dec. 15. To complete the survey, go to www.surveymonkey. com/s/DQQ5NTP. For more information, contact Val Young, supervisor, Work and Family Life Branch, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center, at 452 5621.
Zoo offers lights and other holiday fun
Zoo Lights is returning to Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, with new displays and thousands of new lights. Zoo Lights will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1-2, Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-24, and Dec. 26-30. The zoo also is adding several “mini events.” • Ice sculpture demonstrations will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 26. • Cookies with Santa: Children can spend an hour decorating cookies and taking pictures with Santa from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Zoo Lights nights. Cost is $25 and includes admission to ZooLights. • Gingerbread Creation Competition: Families and individuals are encouraged to enter zoo-themed gingerbread creations. Submissions must be in by 4 p.m. today, Nov. 30. For more information, go to www.gulfbreezezoo.org/zoolights.
ROWWA schedules Christmas lunch
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will hold its Christmas luncheon Dec. 13 at Angus Steak House, 101 Scenic Highway. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, program and meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. A program of Christmas music will be presented by Gale and Larry Book. Spouses and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Cost is $18, and payment must be received no later than Dec. 8. Send your check to: ROWWA c/o Mary Chase, 5321 Crystal Creek Drive, Pace, FL 32571. For further information, call Chase at 995-4466, or Jeannie Harris at 677-9089.
Sewer smoke testing continues at NASP
Smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system continues at NAS Pensacola. The Public Works Department (PWD) contracted with AH/BC Navy Joint Venture to conduct a wastewater sanitary sewer evaluation study. Smoke testing will identify possible defects in the sewer system. The smoke testing machine does not create a fire, but a chemical smoke that is non-toxic, non-staining and has a low odor. The smoke is white or gray in color. The area for the current phase of testing is defined by the area of this phase is defined by Duncan Road to Taylor Road as the western boundary, Taylor Road to Murray Road and Saufley Street as the southern boundary. The eastern boundary is Pensacola Bay, and the northern boundary is Bayou Grande. It is recommended that residents pour a gallon of water into each drain trap of floors, sinks, showers and tubs prior to testing. Crews will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Be aware of field crews as they will be working on or near roadways. If you have questions or concerns, contact Doug Chastang with NAS Pensacola Public Works at 4523131, ext. 3100.
Loans, financial assistance available
During the holidays, many military members and their families are concerned with the added expenses. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) may be able to help. NMCRS offers quick assist loans of up to $300 to active-duty Navy and Marine Corps members. If more than $300 is needed, NMCRS also provides larger loan and grant amounts to qualified members by appointment. Trained caseworkers are available to help in any way they can. They can also assist you by looking over your monthly budgets, so you can try to avoid an issue in the future. To find out if you are eligible, visit nmcrs.org or call 452-2300.
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Making your home merry and bright: safety tips from CPSC From U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
efore crawling up on the roof to string the Christmas lights, you need to know that every year, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). that did not meet safety standards. Some CPSC tips to make your holiday a safe one: Christmas trees: • When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “fire resistant.” Although this label does not mean the tree won’t catch fire, it does indicate the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly. • When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, needles are hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent between your fingers. The trunk butt of a fresh tree is sticky with resin, and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles. • When setting up a tree at home, place it away from fireplaces and radiators. Because heated rooms dry live trees out rapidly, be sure to keep the stand filled
In addition, warns CPSC, candles start about 11,600 fires each year, resulting in 150 deaths, 1,200 injuries and $173 million in property loss. Christmas trees are involved in about 300 fires annually, resulting in 10 deaths, 30 injuries and an average of more than $10 million in property loss and damage. “Sometimes people are having such a nice time during the holidays that they forget to extinguish candles,” said CPSC Chairman Hal Stratton. “Always put out lit candles before leaving a room or going to bed. Always keep burning candles within sight. Also, make sure your holiday lights bear the mark of a recognized testing lab to show they meet safety standards.” Since CPSC started monitoring holiday lights and decorations sold at stores nationwide, inspectors have prevented the import of 116,500 units of holiday lights
Use lights that have fused plugs and have been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory. Photo courtesy of NAPS
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with water. Place the tree out of the way of traffic and do not block doorways. Lights: • Indoors or outside, use only lights that have been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory, which indicates conformance with safety standards. Use only lights that have fused plugs. • Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets. Always replace burned-out bulbs promptly with the same wattage bulbs. • Use no more than three standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord. Make sure the extension cord is rated for the intended use. • Never use electric lights on a metallic tree. The tree can become charged with electricity from faulty lights, and a person touching a branch could be electrocuted. • Before using lights outdoors, check labels to be sure they have been certified for outdoor use. • Stay away from power or feeder lines leading from utility poles into older homes. • Fasten outdoor lights securely to trees, house walls, or other firm supports to protect the lights from wind damage. Use only insulated staples to hold strings in place, not nails or tacks. Or, run strings of lights through hooks. • Turn off all holiday lights when you go
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to bed or leave the house. The lights could short out and start a fire. • Use caution when removing outdoor holiday lights. Never pull or tug on lights – they could unravel and inadvertently wrap around power lines. Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). Decorations: • Use only non-combustible or flameresistant materials to trim a tree. Choose tinsel or artificial icicles of plastic or nonleaded metals. Leaded materials are hazardous if ingested by children. • Never use lighted candles on a tree or near other evergreens. Always use nonflammable holders and place candles where they will not be knocked down. • In homes with small children, take special care to avoid decorations that are sharp or breakable, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children to avoid the child swallowing or inhaling small pieces, and avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to eat them. Fireplaces: Use care with “fire salts,” which produce colored flames when thrown on wood fires. They contain heavy metals that can cause intense gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting if eaten. Keep them away from children.
Jokes & Groaners Wise men came ... In a small Southern town there was a “nativity scene” that showed great skill and talent that had gone into creating it. One unusual feature stood out: The three wise men were wearing firemen’s helmets. Unable to come up with a reason or explanation, one visitor stopped at a “Quikee Mart” on the edge of town and asked the lady behind the counter about the firemen’s helmets. She smiled, saying, “Some people never do read the Bible.” The questioner assured her that he did, but simply couldn’t recall anything about firemen in the Bible. Proudly the lady pulled her Bible from behind the counter and ruffled through some pages, and finally pointed her finger at a passage. “Here it is,” she said. “Says right here, ‘The three wise man came from afar.’ ”
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Pen Air donates holiday turkeys to USO
Naval Hospital Pensacola, Oct. 16-31, 2012 Gabriel Flores Palomino, was born to Lt. j.g. Flores Force and Alejandra Palomino Largo, Oct. 16. Taylor Henry Smith, was born to HM1 Corey and Holly Smith, Oct. 16. Josiah Antonio Miller Lucas, was born to QM Ladonna Redd, Oct. 17. Jayden Michael Cory, was born to Daniel and SPC Angela Cory, Oct. 21. Scarlet Abigail Lizotte, was born to AM1 Joseph and Johanna Lizotte, Oct. 22. Ava Kay Ollinger, was born to AC1 Christopher and Natalie Ollinger, Oct. 24. Kole Micah Mathis, was born to Sage and Lt. Chelsea Mathis, Oct. 24. Ashlynn Sophia, was born to ATAN Amanda Bennett, Oct. 25. Thomas John Cheney Jr., was born to 2nd Lt. Thomas and Melissa Cheney, Oct. 25. Otto Mark Shingledecker, was born to 2nd Lt. Jacob and Ashley Shingledecker, Oct. 26. Kaylon Samir George, was born to HM3 Kurn and Shenell George, Oct. 27. Iry Watson III, was born to Iry II and AC2 Trankia Lee, Oct. 28. Ethan Daniel Padilla, was born to Sgt. Eric and Jessica Padilla, Oct. 28. Zachary Aaron Morris, was born to HM3 Jonathan and Adrea Morris, Oct. 28. Connor James Hesson, was born to Staff Sgt. Edward and Amanda Hesson, Oct. 29. Karlie Brooke Franks, was born to Lt. Joseph and Tiffany Franks , Oct. 29. Colton James Zuetlau, was born to Staff Sgt. Joseph and Kristen Zuetlau, Oct. 31.
Pen Air FCU President/CEO Stewart Ramsey and USO Director Heidi Blair stand outside the NASP USO with service members and donated turkeys. By Pen Air FCU
Pen Air Federal Credit Union donated 75 turkeys to the NAS Pensacola USO for its annual Thanksgiving feast for those in uniform who could not make it home for the holiday. The turkeys were delivered to the USO center earlier this month in time for preparing and cooking. The USO started this Thanksgiving tradition five years ago, and Pen Air FCU has supported the USO and the troops each year. The Thanksgiving meal was expected to feed between 1,500 and 2,000 troops and their
families, up from 1,200 last year. “Without Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s donation, there is no way we could pull off the Thanksgiving meal,” said USO Northwest Florida Director Heidi Blair. “I am always overwhelmed with gratitude with their donations.” The USO is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support the active-duty military. One USO center is located at the Pensacola Regional Airport with a second location aboard NAS Pensacola. The USO receives all its financial support from private donations. These dona-
tions help provide support for programs that assist deployed personnel and their dependents. “The men and women who serve our country deserve a huge token of gratitude. Pen Air Federal Credit Union is proud to help in this small way to ensure they have a warm holiday meal while they are away from their families,” said Pen Air FCU President/CEO Stewart Ramsey. For more information about the USO and how you can help, visit www.uso.org/Pensacola. Pen Air Federal Credit Union is the largest and oldest local credit union
headquartered in Pensacola, with $1.2 billion in assets. Pen Air FCU currently has 19 branches in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama, including four student-run credit unions at area high schools. Pen Air FCU is a notfor-profit, memberowned financial institution originally chartered in 1936 to serve civil service and military employees assigned to our military bases in the area; it now serves more than 1,000 other workforces and their immediate families. To learn more about Pen Air FCU, visit www.penair. org.
November 30, 2012
Escambia County deputy sheriff discusses drinking, driving during NMOTC holiday brief From Navy Medicine Education and Training Public Affairs
More than 50 service members, contract workers and Department of Defense employees attended a safety brief Nov. 21 designed to reinforce the hazards of excessive alcohol consumption before the holiday season. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Harold Pool spoke to the assembled personnel at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) auditorium, detailing the hazards of drinking and driving nearly a week before “3D month” – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Command Master Chief HMCM(SW/AW) Robert Coddington said that while NAMI and other components under the NMOTC
umbrella are primarily senior commands, the importance of reiterating a commonality across the United States during the holiday season cannot be understated. “A DUI (driving under the influence) charge doesn’t recognize a rank,” he said. “A seaman recruit or master chief can be guilty of this just the same as an ensign or an admiral. Bringing in the individuals who uphold these laws and having them explain what could happen is an eye-opener for quite a few people.” According to the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention program (NADAP) December 2011 newsletter, nearly 30 people are killed daily in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcoholimpaired driver, a staggering one death every 48 minutes. Navy statistics encompassing Fiscal Year 2011 chart a Navy average of more than three DUIs daily, with that number more than doubling dur-
ing the holiday season. Coddington said that a variety of programs designed to curb service members driving while impaired are available, including different methods for service members attending parties, gatherings or command functions to get home safely. He cited the Chief Petty Officers Mess-sponsored Safe Ride program, a Navy mainstay at bases around the world, as well as the AAA-Budweiser initiative Tow To Go, as alternatives to driving while impaired. “While these are great initiatives, each Sailor needs to exercise responsibility,” he said. “Enjoy the holidays, but designate a shipmate as a driver for that evening.” Coddington said that along with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office presentation, 3D month should serve as a reminder to encourage safe and sober driving. He added that although an individual responsibility, maintaining readiness is a
command level function through which leaders at all levels play a significant role. “Ensuring a shipmate is capable of performing a mission is what Sailors – and we as Navy medicine – do,” he said. “And knowledge of programs available, a vested interest from leadership throughout the ranks and a reminder of the importance a momentary lack of judgment can have on an individual career, a shipmate or civilian and the Navy as a whole is important for every service member to understand. A DUI – plain and simple – detracts from what Navy medicine strives to accomplish – maintaining readiness to provide the valuable service of saving lives.” NAMI is a component of NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training. NMOTC reports to NMETC, the sole point of accountability for Navy medicine education and training.
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November 30, 2012
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
A trio of swans float on Mirror Lake at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Theodore, Ala. The Magic Christmas in Lights display continues through Dec. 31. Photo courtesy of Bellingrath Gardens
Lights in ‘bloom’ at Bellingrath www.bellingrath.org
The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates with another Magic Christmas in Lights. Visitors can stroll through more than 950 displays featuring millions of sparkling lights at the 65acre garden estate. The Bellingrath Home is decorated in holiday finery and poinsettias. Nightly choral performances are presented on the South Terrace. Children may have their pictures taken with Santa from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and during the week of Christmas. Major scenes include butterflies, peace on Earth, the emerald forest, toyland, critter cove, flower walk, the underwater garden, the Nativity, the night before Christmas and snowflake lane. New this year is the polar bear square.
Magic Christmas in Lights • When: Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily (except Christmas Day) through Dec. 31. Tours of Bellingrath Home are every hour and half hour until 8:30 p.m. • Where: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, Ala. From Pensacola, take I-10 West past Mobile, Ala. Take exit 15A (Highway 90-Theodore). Go two miles on Highway 90 and turn left onto Bellingrath Road. Travel south for six miles and turn left onto Bellingrath Gardens Road. • Cost: Lights only, $15 adults (13 and older), $7 children (ages 5 to 12). Lights and home, $24 adults (13 and older), $13 children (ages 5 to 12). Admission free for 4 and younger. Discounts available. Guests with pre-purchased tickets do not have to wait in line. They may enter through will call station. Parking is free. • For more information: Call, 1 (800) 247-8420 or 1 (251) 9732217; online, go to www.bellingrath.org. All set pieces and scenes are designed for Bellingrath Gardens and constructed and installed by staff members. Every light in the show is replaced each year. Approximately one third of the show is repainted, restored and relamped each year.
The 2012 show features more than 14,000 light strands, 7,700 extension chords, 377,000 replacement bulbs, 100,000 twist ties and almost five miles of steel. The Bellingrath staff works on the show throughout the year in the “Santa workshop.” Show installation begins in September.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Taken 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Alex Cross,” PG-13, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
“Frankenweenie” (3D), PG, noon; “Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 2:15 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “Argo,” R, 8:45 p.m.; “Here Comes the Boom,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Alex Cross,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania” (2D), PG, noon; “Looper,” R, 2 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Argo,” R, 6:45 p.m.; “Here Comes the Boom,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Alex Cross,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 7 p.m.
“Alex Cross,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 5:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Looper,” R, 5 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 7:30 p.m. “Taken 2,” PG-13, 5:15
p.m.; “Here Comes the Boom,” PG, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY COST
“Pitch Perfect,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Argo,” R, 7:15 p.m.
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 that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Holiday tree lighting: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Nov. 30, Radford Fitness Center. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun that will include Santa Claus arriving by helicopter. There will be a 27-foot Christmas tree and the lights will be turned on during the event. Children can play in the Bounce House, Gyro and Spider Mountain, plus there will be hot chocolate and cookies. Open to active-duty, retirees, DoD, contractors and families. • Trees for Troops: The Spirit of Christmas Foundation and FedEx are presenting Trees for Troops. A limited number of Christmas trees will be given away at NAS Pensacola to active-duty military at NASP and NASP Corry Station. E-6 and below can pick up a voucher to receive a free tree at Community Outreach Office, 150 Hase Road, Building 1500, Room 151. For more information, call FC1 Bradley Dutkanych or IT2 Ronald Romer at 452-2532. Must have a voucher to receive a tree. • Captainʼs Cup meeting: The 2013 MWR Captain’s Cup Sports organizational meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 6 in the conference room, Radford Center, Bldg 4143. During this meeting the 24 sports are reviewed and some may be dropped, added or changed. If you cannot attend, send an alternate to bring the results of the meeting back. The goal is maximum participation. • Holiday hours and closures: Visit the MWR website for a full listing of MWR facility holiday hours – www.naspensacola-mwr.com – and click on “Holiday hours for MWR facilities Thanksgiving – New Year’s.” • Pool closure: The MWR Indoor Pool aboard NAS Pensacola will be closed for repairs through Jan. 28. • Youth Center free field trip: Join the MWR Youth Center and Teen Club for a free field trip to the Blue Wahoos “Winter Wonderland.” There will be ice skating, tobogganing, crafting, large game boards, bowling, hayrides and more. There are two age groups. Tomorrow, Dec. 1, (ages 7 to 11): Children will meet at the Youth Center at 5 p.m. and be picked up at the Youth Center at 10 p.m. Dec. 8 (ages 12 to 18): Teens will meet at the Youth Center at 5 p.m. and be picked up at the Youth Center at 10 p.m. The free field trips are open to all dependents of active duty, retired, reservists, DoD civilians and contractors. For more information, call 4522417. • Master Spin Class: The sixth annual Team Century Ride will start at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 1. There will be 20 teams of two – first to a total of 100 miles wins. The ride will be at the Radford Fitness Center. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. There will be special drawings and snacks. Pre-registration is required no later than Nov. 30 at the Radford Fitness Center (4529845) or at the Wellness Center (452-6802).
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty. htm.
November 30, 2012
Combined Federal Campaign The 2012 EscaRosa Combine Federal Campaign (CFC) is nearing campaign wrap-up. Have you had the opportunity to make a pledge to the approved nonprofit
agency of your choice? If not, contact the CFC office at 452-2029, or send an e-mail to email@example.com. You also go to the website (www.escarosacfc.org) to
register and make your pledge online. In November, a time to be thankful for all we have, do not miss your opportunity to “give a little, help a lot.”
can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in residence. Other opportunities include hosting events. or doing a “wish list” drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 477-2273. • The Immanuel Lutheran Church: Volunteers are needed to help with the Oatmeal Breakfast to Feed the Homeless from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday. The church is located at 24 West Wright St. Call 438-8138 to sign up or show up between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. • The Oaks Adult Care Center: Volunteers are needed spend time with sen-
ior citizens older than 60, who are physically or mentally impaired. A large percentage of the clients have Alzheimer’s or dementia. The center, at 875 Royce St., is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Sandy Holtry at 432-1475.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Northwest Florida Blood Services: Volunteers are needed to help in everyday operations. For information, contact Jamie Hudson at 473- 3853, ext. 132, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Youth mentoring organization matches screened adult volunteers with children ages 6 through eighth grade who come primarily from single parent homes. For more information, go to www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Ronald McDonald House: A group
For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunityOutreach @Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.
Fleet and Family Support Center The following classes are offered at the FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, unless otherwise noted: • Parenting: Zero to Two Years of Age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a new baby is offered quarterly. To register, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. If you have specif-
ic questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to Peer Support Group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing problems with peers is proven to be more successful to well-being than discussing it with others. Because peers
served in the military, you can identify with each other. For service members and veterans returning from deployment, this is an opportunity to share experiences. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5990, ext. 3122.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday.** • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday.* • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday.** • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday.*** • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday.*** Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday.**** • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday.* • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.* • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday.**** Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday**
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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel.
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. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel For more information, call 452-2341.
November 30, 2012
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Kringle Holiday Market Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012 Milton High S c h o o l Cafeteria and Courtyard This Holiday Gift and Craft show is a great way to finish up your holiday shopping. Garage Sales Moving sale: furniture, lamps, small antique end table, lawn furniture, garden tools, collection of playboy mags from the 80s, computer table & misc. 2 weeks only. 456-3609
Yard Sale Dec. 1 7-3. Furniture, w o r k o u t equipment, Lots of baby items, car seats, stroller, playpen, adult, baby and t o d d l e r clothes/shoes. toys, kitchen i t e m s . 5500 Lovaleen Circle. Zachary Estates.
17” HP Laptop Computer, I5 CPU, Fast w/Great Video $1000 New, $750 455-5646
Rifle, ruger, bolt action, model 77. 308 caliber. Walnut stock. $300. 454-9486
Oak glide rocker $175, Oak Spindle back bench $125; 7’ lighted Christmas tree $50, 995-8291
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Spear gun for scuba diving. Also have 12 gauge bane stick for sharks. $100 for both. 7121425
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Penn Senator red side. 113HLW that’s 4-0 wide with rod. Has same capacity as 6 22x33” Kohler ought but much 4-hole, 2 Basin lighter. $50. Cast Iron White 497-1167 Sink & Faucet $290; 455-5646 Pecans. Fresh crop. In 5 lb. Lighted China bags. Large size, cabinet. $250 $3/lb. Medium obo. 40 piece size, $2/lb. 476China set, $100 3592. obo. Call 5010655, Linda. 36” GE Stove, Like new; Cost $800 Asking $285 OBO, Call Paul 455-5646
Elite Orbitrek stair stepper ski exercise machine. Gym quality. Brand new. Perfect for the new year resolution. Inc: Free sego Diet and workout palms, you dig. cd. Call for appt. to see. $350 or 458-0854 best offer. 944Walnut Kings 4489 Head Pub &Lodging Dart Cemetary Lots Cabinet Set. 2SBS Bayview Comes with M e m o r i a l everything you C e m e t e r y . 324need to play. $2,500. 0889 Self-healing board, 12 steel tip darts, P o r t a b l e Play chalkboard etc. Jmason Yard Bassinet Never used. $75. Changing Stand. 492-9178 Used once. $45. 492-9178
November 30, 2012
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B o w f l e x Ultimate 2. Lists for over $2,500, asking $1,200 obo. Great piece of equipment. No rips, tears, or wear marks on any of the coverings. Call 313-6651 for information.
Homes for rent
2315 s/f 3/2 C o u n t r y Charmer. Lots of c u s t o m features/upgrade s. MLS nr. 433851. Contact Debbie Hyney C21 Amerisouth 221-5955
Navy Point, completely redone. Open floor plan. Beautiful home. Water view, parks/playgroun d. $1200/month. 982-4870.
3/3 nice home. $1,100/$700. Close to back gate. 5101 Flamingo St. 492-3341. Background check required.
Motor Autos for sale 2005 Marix perfect 5-speed condition. Garage kept, 32,000 miles, one owner, a must-see. Owner eager to sell. Asking $11,200 obo. 324-0524 79 Thunderbird, 64,000 miles. $2,500. 3806427.
1999 Pace Arrow motor home. 35 ft., has new tires and roof. 10,000 actual miles. Selling due to h e a l t h issues. $21,000. No slides.
Price reduced, won’t last long. Milton executive home. Golfer’s delight. 3/2 ½ plus bonus room and office. 3,500 sqft. Located on cul-de-sac in Ta n g l e w o o d E a s t . 17’ Rinker $ 1 , 5 0 0 / m o n t h w / t r a i l e r . plus deposit. Inboard/outboar 626-1814. d Merc. 42 mph. house. 2 GPH. Needs 3/2 TLC. $600. Ask Security system, for Alan 457- breakfast room 8168 off kitchen, separate laundry r o o m , appliances, Place your f e n c e d new ad today backyard, c a r p e t . and it $950/month plus $950 deposit. could be $25 credit check 8241 Tippin here next fee. Ave.
2/1, den, ceiling fans, a/h, attached carport, garage, washer, dryer, kitchen appliances, furnished $650/month (817) 268-5498 or 516-3556. 3/2 brick w/garage. Convenient to bases. 6508 Dallas Ave. Fenced yard, good school districts, $800/month, $650 deposit. 968-6076 or 375-2991.
Pensacola Beach condo. Gulf-side w/pool. 2 BR, 1½ bath, $950/month u t i l i t i e s included, fully furnished, 6 month lease, 934-3790 or 748-8747. Apartment, 2/1 a l l - n e w appliances. 3850 Creighton Rd. $620/month. Call (757) 6503898
2/1 west side near NAS gate. New kitchen, HW floors, pets o k a y . $700/month, move in now. 380-8676 Homes for sale
Home for sale by owner. 9518 Lorikeet Ln Heron’s Forest. 3/2 custom home. $255,000. Call for appt. 696-2113
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