Exercise at Naval Hospital Pensacola Dec. 8 ... On Dec. 8, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be conducting a mass casualty exercise from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. During this time, routine services such as appointments with your Medical Home Port Team will not be available. Services at pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and physical therapy will also not be available during the exercise except for urgent or immediate care ordered by an NHP provider. If you do need urgent or immediate care, the NHP Urgent Care Center will be open as usual during the exercise, and the NHP Satellite Pharmacy next to the commissary will be open for prescriptions. For more information, contact NHP Public Affairs Office at 505-6796.
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Navy spotlight on resiliency programs during holidays From Navy Region Southeast
During the month of December the Navy, and all services, will highlight the importance of resiliency – the benefits to individuals both personally and professionally – and the programs that are available to support those individuals who may seek assistance. A wide variety of resources and support programs are available to Sailors and their families worldwide. Taking an interest in colleagues’ well-being offers a greater support network for those who may be hesitant to seek assistance. Seeking assistance to cope with problems or challenges is healthy and should be encouraged. The greater the confidence, the greater the opportunity to succeed both professionally and
personally. “If particular measures are not set in place to prevent seasonal exhaustion and compassion fatigue, people can set up for expedited burnout and the joy of daily life becomes lost,” notes Tammy O’Rourke, CNIC SAPR coordinator. “It is important to ask yourself these simple questions for a self-check to stay healthy throughout the year: how many hours of sleep am I averaging? Am I feeling overwhelmed with activities and events? “Pick and choose the yearly events you really want to participate in to stave off compassion fatigue that ultimately reduces caregiving abilities,” O’Rourke said. Resiliency resources available
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Pearl Harbor, World War II veterans to be honored at National Naval Aviation Museum Dec. 7 ... The National Naval Aviation Museum will recognize the World War II generation on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Blue Angels Atrium. The guest speaker for the event will be retired Navy Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, the director of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Tate High School Band and Ensemble will perform patriotic music and popular songs from the World War II era. All World War II veterans and their families are invited to attend and be recognized for their service. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org or call 452-3604. (Above) At a World War II Remembrance Ceremony held at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Dec. 5, 2014, survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack salute as the colors are paraded. Photo by Mike O’Connor
DeCA Scholarships for Military Children; applications start Dec. 15 By Mike Perron DeCA public affairs specialist
FORT LEE, Va. – Now entering its 16th year, the Scholarships for Military Children Program will be accepting applications from eligible students be-
ginning Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org. A total of 700 scholarship grants, each worth $2,000, will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Those students selected for the honor will
join nearly 9,000 who’ve been awarded more than $13.9 million in scholarship grants over the last 15 years. At least one scholarship will be awarded at every commis-
Pen Air FCU donates turkeys for NASP USO Thanksgiving From Pen Air FCU
Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) stepped up to fulfill a need and donated 160 turkeys to the NAS Pensacola’s United Service Organization (USO) for its annual Thanksgiving feast estimated to feed 1,200 troops unable to make it home for the holiday. The turkeys were purchased
in bulk from the NASP Corry Station Commissary by Pen Air FCU and loaded by Pen Air representatives and USO volunteers into a mobile freezer which was driven to the USO office and other kitchen locations for cooking. The turkeys, along with hundreds of pounds of side dishes and
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Pen Air representatives and USO volunteers load up turkeys for the annual USO Thanksgiving feast for troops and their families.
sary location where qualified applications are received. Additional recipients will be selected based on a prorated basis, so more scholarships will be awarded at
those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants. To qualify for consideration, applicants 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, a reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree. Applications must be hand-delivered or shipped
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CNATT Detachment Eglin Marines, Sailors help Santa through Toys for Tots From CNATT PAO
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (NNS) – Service members assigned to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment (Det.) Eglin have teamed up to support the annual U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The drive is designed to provide new toys for underprivileged children during the holiday season. Detachment Senior Enlisted Advisor USMC Master Sgt. Duke T. Higgs said Marines and Sailors are collecting new unwrapped toys at various events and locations in the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area. “CNATT Detachment Eglin’s support of the Toys for Tots Program helps less fortunate children throughout the local communities experience the joy of Christmas, and allows us to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources, our children,” he said Higgs also said the 131 volunteers this year will
be participating in more than 50 Toys for Tots events outside of area department stores and shops, and that 2015 represents the sixth consecutive year the detachment has supported the U.S. Marine Corps initiative. Local toy collections began in October and will last until mid to late December, with toy distribution occurring in mid to late December. Community members are encouraged to drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses, at collection points historically manned by U.S. Marines in dress uniform. Coordinators pick up the toys and store them in central warehouses where the they are sorted by age and gender. During the holiday season, coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to less fortunate community children. At NAS Whiting Field, Toys for Tots donations of
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Corry Station service members honor veterans at retirement home Cold War.” Veterans in the community represent service during each war going back to World War II, and many residents are also spouses of veterans. Sailors from CID Unit Corry Station, along with Marine, Army and Air Force representatives who support the mission of training the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps and joint service professionals at Corry Station, spent time talking with the veterans and sharing stories of their service, such as sleeping in hammocks and how a $5 pay chit was one Sailor’s first earnings. “Today was a great day for the heroes of Homestead Village,” said Navy retiree David Acuff, Homestead Village’s general manager. “The presence of active-duty service men and women from
From Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs
Service members from NAS Pensacola Corry Station joined residents at the Homestead Village retirement community in Pensacola to celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11. CTRCM Eddy Mejias, Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station command senior enlisted leader, addressed the home’s veterans during a breakfast gathering. “Your generation of Americans secured our freedom and defended the Constitution of the United States of America against many, many enemies, both foreign and domestic,” said Mejias. “It was your generation that gave us victory through a world war, several regional conflicts, and of course the
CTRCM Eddy Mejias, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station command senior enlisted leader, shares sea stories with a Navy veteran at the Homestead Village retirement community during a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11. Photo by IT1 Kristin Carter
every branch of service truly honored our veterans and made the day a special day.” Each veteran received a certificate acknowledging their service as part of the ceremony. The event was not only an opportunity to
show gratitude to the residents who are veterans, but also reassured them that their past efforts continue today. “Now a new generation of Americans has risen up to answer the call to defend freedom. We are here
with you today,” Mejias told the veterans. “With great confidence I tell you, we will continue to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies. Rest easy in your golden years. We
Resiliency from page 1
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include: • Safe Helpline (https://safehelpline.org). • Compassion Fatigue (www.compassionfatigue.org). • Navy Suicide Prevention Site: (http:// www.public. navy. mil/BUPERS-NPC/support/ 21st_century_sailor/ suicide_prevention/ Pages/default.aspx). • The Stress Continuum and Principles of Resilience and Stress Control (http://www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ support/21st_Century_Sailor/osc/Pages/Background.aspx ). • Individual Stress Navigation Plan: (http://www. public. navy. mil/ bupers-npc/ support/ 21st_Century_Sailor/ suicide_prevention/ Documents/ Stress%20 Navigation%20 Plan.pdf). • Military One Source (Military): (800) 342-9647 (http://www.militaryonesource.mil.) • National Hopeline Network (Military and Civilian): (800) 784-2433 (http://hopeline.com.) • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Military and Civilian): 800-273-TALK (8255) (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org). “Resiliency is the ability to recover and grow in the face of stressors and ever changing demands, and for the Navy, it is at the core of readiness,” said Lt. Natalie Combs, suicide prevention manager at CNIC. “The holiday season is filled with celebrations, joy, and love but it can also bring an increased level of stress and anxiety. Learning how to appropriately identify, manage, and control stress levels through using tools such as The Stress Continuum or Stress Navigation Plan will allow you to engage in healthy behavior and avoid destructive behavior.” Some key messages to take away: • Resiliency allows Sailors to thrive under pressure. • Sailors respond differently to challenges and hardships; resiliency plays a critical role in the Navy’s ability to carry out its mission around the world. • The Navy offers a wide variety of support resources. • Resilient Sailors often adapt to new circumstances more easily, and thrive in an environment of constant change. • Resiliency imbues confidence, which has a direct impact on meeting daily demands and operational commitments. • Resiliency helps sustaining good health and energy when faced with adversity.
via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods to the commissary where the applicant’s family normally shops by close of business Feb. 12, 2016. Applications cannot be e-mailed or faxed. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. The applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2016 or be enrolled in studies designed to transfer to a four-year program. Students who are awarded a full scholarship or receive an appointment to one of the military academies or affiliated preparatory schools are not eligible to re-
have the watch.” The commemoration is an annual event for Homestead Village, but this year was the first to include an expanded observance of speeches, presentations and patriotic singing. “We thank the men and women who are now carrying on the legacy of our veterans and defending the freedoms that they so valiantly fought for and the protection they granted us,” said Acuff. “It is a great partnership to have with our veterans and the active-duty service members at the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station.” For more information on CID Unit Corry Station, visit https://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ceninfodom. For more news from Center for Information Dominance, visit www. navy. mil/local/cid.
ceive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses. Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps service members and their families, administers the program. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship management services organization, manages and awards the scholarships. The commissary’s industry partners — vendors, suppliers and manufacturers —and the general public donate money to the program, and every dollar donated goes directly toward funding the scholarships. For more information, students or sponsors can visit www.militaryscholar.org. You can also call Scholarship Managers at (856) 616-9311 or e-mail them at email@example.com.
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desserts, were served to troops and their families on Thanksgiving on board NAS Pensacola by USO volunteers. The USO began this Thanksgiving tradition eight years ago, and Pen Air FCU has supported the USO and the troops ever since. The Thanksgiving meal was expected to feed more than1,200 troops and their families. This figure continues to grow each year. “Pen Air’s support and generosity helps make our Thanksgiving meal successful,” commented USO Director Heidi Blair, “We are truly thankful for all of Pen Air’s support.” The USO is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the active military serving the United States. The Pensacola USO has locations at the Pensacola International Airport and on board NAS Pensacola. The USO receives all its financial support from private donations. These donations help provide support for programs that assist deployed personnel and their dependents. “Pen Air Federal Credit Union is proud to support our military, and we want to ensure they have a warm holiday meal while away from their homes,” said Pen Air President/CEO Stewart Ramsey. For more information about the USO and how you can help, visit www.uso.org/Pensacola. Toys for Tots from page 1
new, unwrapped toys are being accepted through Dec. 11. Official Marine Corps Reserve collection boxes are in lobbies of TraWing-5, NAS Whiting Field squadrons and the NASWF NEX. The campaign is being coordinated by TW-5 OPS and the MATSG-21 Detachment. For more information, contact Cpl. Wesley Kisela at (850) 623-7547. CNATT Det. Eglin develops, delivers and supports aviation technical training necessary to sustain
the 5th generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and is a part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT). CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.
Front gate street light repairs at NAS Pensacola ... NavFac SE is making repairs to the street lighting on Sam Lovelace Bridge’s outbound overpass in the vicinity of the NASP front gate. The project work will result in temporary lane shifts and outboard lane closures on Sam Lovelace Bridge. Motorists are urged to use extra caution when passing through work areas. Work is under way and will continue through late December. For questions or more information, contact the PWD production officer at 452-3131, ext. 3005.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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Approach holiday parties with a strategic plan By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
Just when you think you’ve finally used up all the leftover turkey ... Just when you store your pilgrim salt and pepper shakers back in the basement ... Just when you emerge from your tryptophan-induced semi-coma and stop to take a breather ... WHAM – the winter holiday season hits you like the Polar Express. No sooner do you flip the calendar page, than a deluge of invitations begins pouring in to every school party, neighborhood get-together, cookie swap, gift exchange, office party and command function in a 50-mile radius. For the most part, these events are fun and stress free, but what about those office parties and command functions? Whose bright idea was it to take people who work all day together in a professional environment according to strict hierarchies, and throw them all in a hotel function room with a dance floor, alcoholic beverages, and a relaxed dress code? These soirees are veritable
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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. hotbeds of potentially inappropriate or embarrassing behavior, so it is absolutely necessary to enter such situations with a strategic plan. First, what not to wear?
We’ve all seen those embarrassing social media worstdressed lists for formal military balls, and although holiday functions usually aren’t as fancy, the same general rules apply. Namely, don’t wear something that reveals too much. Your spouse might enjoy seeing you jiggle all the way, but trust me, you will make a scene in front of your coworkers. So wear something that will keep you from bubbling out of your top and stop your backside from bouncing up and down. However, don’t lock and load your bits and pieces down too tight with restrictive undergarments, commonly known as “Spanx.” These girdles come in quite handy when used in moderation, but overuse of such figure-smoothing aides can leave you packed so tight, you might accidentally burst if you come in contact with a sharp object. (Trust me, I know this from experience.) Second, engage in lively conversation about something other than work. What you want for Christmas, who is visiting for Hanukkah, where to go skiing this win-
ter, how much you hate fruitcake, whatever. Keep it fun without telling any dirty jokes. (That said, remind me to tell you the one about the biker chick … it’s really good.) Your goal should be to not say anything that might prompt you to wake up in the morning, smack your hand to your forehead and say, “Why don’t I ever keep my big mouth shut.” (Another feeling I am intimately familiar with.) Third, go ahead, imbibe in a festive cocktail or two. After all, good holiday cheer almost always calls for a toast with friends. But be forewarned: Those peppermint shots you did with your spouse’s coworkers after wine with dinner might have seemed tasty going down, but they will mimic syrup of Ipecac when you are filled with hot cheese dip and all sweaty from horse dancing to “Gangnam Style.” Which brings me to the fourth strategic planning point: Dancing the night away is totally appropriate and expected at most command holiday parties.
Everyone from every rank does, or at least should, let loose a bit once the music starts. It’s not only fun to dance, but it sends the message to your coworkers that you are human. (Or, are we dancers? But I digress ... ) So, King Tut, Hammertime, Robot, Moonwalk, Hustle, Vogue, Roger Rabbit, Cabbage Patch, Macarena, Cha Cha Slide, Dougie, Shuffle, Crank that Soulja Boy, and Electric Slide to your Achy Breaky Heart’s content. Just don’t get carried away and find yourself grinding with your cubicle mate or “pulling a Miley” on your husband’s boss. That’s not festive no matter how much eggnog you’ve had to drink. (Tsk, no. I didn’t do that. Sheesh …) In all seriousness, it’s important to arm yourself with a holiday party strategy that allows you to experience camaraderie without embarrassing yourself or your spouse. Plan properly, and you’ll not only survive your command function, you might even enjoy yourself.
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CID Unit Corry Station graduates Saturday Scholars By Carla M. McCarthy, Center for Information Dominance (CID) Public Affairs and IT1Kristin Carter, CID Unit Corry Station
ifty-eight students from Jim Allen Elementary School graduated from the Saturday Scholars Program in a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola chapel Nov. 21. Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station continued a long tradition of partnering with the Escambia County school district to have volunteers spend Saturday mornings mentoring students and exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts. The program has been in place for 31 years with a command from NAS Pensacola Corry Station supporting a session at a different school each spring and fall, with this fall marking the 61st session. “The program’s great, the Sailors enjoy it, and I think the best part about it is the elementary school kids,” said CTT1 Phillip Higgins, an instructor at CID Unit Corry Station and assistant coordinator for the Saturday Scholars Program. “They are just constantly smiling and constantly excited when we arrive. I hear they are all doing better at math and science, too.” For four consecutive Saturdays, the children investigated stations side by side with their mentors around STEM topics such as the water cycle and building model bridges to foster critical-thinking and teamwork skills. They played math-based
games in small groups in a math room, and a computer lab offered academic skills and basic computing games. An outside station allowed the students and mentors to play a sport, such as basketball and kickball. “The difference that we see in some students is remarkable, as they learn about not only the military and the world, as we have some students who have never even left Cantonment, but they also learn so much about how to interact with others and handle themselves socially,” said Rachel Watts, principal of Jim Allen Elementary School in Cantonment. “Children who have this opportunity get transformed by the process, and the impact is long lasting.” For the mentors, who were Navy “A” and “C” school students at CID Unit Corry Station, the experience was a new opportunity to reconnect with a younger generation and make a difference in a child’s life. “I’ve never been involved in a volunteer program of this nature,” said CTTSA Michael Alves. “Interaction with children is important, as you get so used to interacting with people your age on base and (are) constantly
Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station Sailors mentor students during Saturday Scholars at Jim Allen Elementary School in Cantonment. Photo by IT1 Kristin Carter
Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer for Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station, talks with Jim Allen Elementary School students and their mentors during a Saturday Scholars Program graduation at NAS Pensacola Chapel Nov. 21. Photo by IT2 Nathan Hays
in a learning environment, you don’t really know what’s it’s like to be a kid, so it brings you back. It’s fun.” For CTTSA Jordyn Calhoun, the time spent with her student helped her appreciate the opportunity to motivate or inspire others, particularly for students who have a lot going on in their lives. “I’ve worked with one particular student, and he’s going through some personal issues, so it’s really nice to see that he opens up and that he has some sort of fun,” said Calhoun, during the fourth Saturday session. “When I first started, and he was just starting too, he did not seem very interested or into it. But now when I see him, he just looks so happy, and he really looks like he’s enjoying himself.” Following the graduation, the students and their mentors spent time exploring the National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, which many of the students had never visited. “The other magical aspect of the program is seeing the Sailors grow and learn from our kids as well,” said Watts. “It’s just a great program for everyone involved, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.” Saturday Scholars is an example of the Navy Community Service’s Personal Excellence Partnership Program, which strives for excellence in developing the youth of surrounding communities by promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles and civic responsibility.
To learn more about the Navy Community Service Program, visit www. cnic. navy. mil/ om/ base_support/ command_ and_ staff/ public- affairs/ navy- communityservice- program. html.
For more information on CID Unit Corry Station, visit www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceninfodom/corry. For more news from Center for Information Dominance, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid.
TRICARE young adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016 From Defense Health Agency
Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult (TYA) program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered under these plans falls in line with what all Americans are able to do with their adult children under the Affordable Care Act,” said Mary Kaye Justis, director of the TRICARE Health Plan. Justis explained the increase is due to the requirement in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 that TRICARE set TYA premiums to cover the full cost of health care received by the program’s beneficiaries. Previous years’ premiums were lower because TRICARE did not yet have sufficient cost data to set annual premiums. This coming year marks the first time TRICARE has had enough actual cost data to set the premiums based on actual costs rather than predicted cost. “We are required by law to be cost-neutral to the government, so the premiums had to be raised to cover the actual cost of care,” Justis said. TYA offers very generous, competitive coverage for young adults, Justis said. Although the premiums do not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2016, TRICARE leaders want to make sure TYA beneficiaries have all the facts now to make the best decision possible, based on their needs and circumstances, during the open enrollment season from Nov. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016. Lower cost plans may be available depending on income and residence, and assistance paying premiums may be available if beneficiaries qualify for government subsidies through commercial plans. Visit www.tricare.mil/TYA for more information.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT BALLINGER PUBLISHING
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Stay sharp: Spearphishing and cyber awareness From ComFltCyberCom Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
hese are some common indicators of phishing e-mails and other methods our adversaries are using to compromise DoD and DoN computers and networks. Take a few minutes to read through the list below and understand that a small mistake on your part could lead to mission failure down the line, as well as loss of your personal and financial information. Spearphishing awareness: Spearphishing is a phishing attack that is specifically targeted at a group (navy.mil), or an individual (SecNav). • Ensure all users remain vigilant of e-mails that contain the following characteristics: • When the sender’s name, organization, and/or company does not match the e-mail address or digital signature. • When the e-mail attempts to prove legitimacy by using words such as official, mandatory, urgent, etc. • When the link text may not match associated URL. • When the e-mail contains unsolicited requests for personal information. • When the e-mail uses overly poor grammar and contains multiple misspellings. Accessing the internet and protecting your home computer: • Avoid using publically available and non-secure Wi-Fi. If you must use it, do not go to sites where you put in your password or other personal data/information. • Enable encryption on your
personal wireless routers, set a strong password. • Use firewall and antivirus programs on your home computers. Make sure they are updated, properly configured and running. • Install operating system and browser upgrades when they are available. These updates often include significant security patches: • Do not allow anyone else to download software to your computer, they may inadvertently download malware. • Do not use USB thumb drives (unauthorized on your government computer). • Procure and download software and other files from reputable sources only. • Do not click on suspicious links or open attachments from unknown users. • Do not configure your computer to automatically open attachments. Web sites and internet activity: • Avoid questionable websites. • Choose security questions that have answers not discoverable on the internet (e.g., do not choose the street you grew up on,
your mother’s maiden name, etc.). • Choose web browsers known to provide more security (e.g., Chrome). • Do not conduct work-related business on your personal commercial account. Social media security: • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms are invaluable tools, but they introduce numerous security hazards. Dangers include data
leakage, reputational damage, social engineering opportunities and lawsuits stemming from inappropriate use. • Social media users tend to see these sites as a vehicle for personal expression, but used inappropriately may pose a risk to their organization. • Personal profile information about title or organizational role or details they divulge about organizational initiatives, travel, technologies, or management
may be used by hackers for social engineering or phishing purposes. • Users have to be extra vigilant about friending bogus Facebook accounts, which can allow hackers to harvest sensitive user photos, phones numbers, and email addresses for social engineering attacks. Passwords: • Use two-factor authentication every time you log into a commercial account (e.g., G-mail will require not only a password but a code that is sent via text to a cell phone). • Use different passwords for every account. • Choose strong passwords. • A minimum of eight characters long and include at least one number, one capital letter, one lower case letter, and one special character. • Do not use names or words that can be found in any dictionary (including foreign languages). • Do not use keyboard patterns. • Routinely change passwords on all accounts. • Do not change passwords in a serial fashion (e.g., password2015 replaced with password2016, etc.). • If you must save your passwords to a file (whether in the cloud, on your device, or on your hard drive) password protect and/or encrypt the file. • Do not write down your passwords and keep them in your wallet /purse (or under your keyboard). • Do not store passwords in the cookies of your browser, it may be more convenient but it puts you at increased risk.
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Community recognizes Sailors for outstanding service Story, photo by Sheri Grabus NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Approximately 100 members of the Milton community gathered to recognize seven Sailors serving at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) for outstanding service to the country and local community. This recognition took place during a Nov. 14 Veterans Day memorial dinner hosted by the local Knights of Columbus assembly. Awardees included AB1 Marlon A. Squires (Senior Sailor of the Year); AB2 Paulo C. GomezLopez (Junior Sailor of the Year); AC3 Thomas J. Taikina (Bluejacket of the Year); and HN Jennifer L. Jones (Bluejacket of the Year, Branch Health Medical Clinic). One Sailor from each of the helicopter training squadrons (HT) within Training Air Wing Five also received Sailor of the Year recognition for their outstanding service: AW1 Logan Bradley (HT-8); AW2 Matt Cook (HT-18); and AW1 Brent P. Blackwell (HT-28). Cmdr. Donald Gaines, NAS Whiting Field’s executive officer,
spoke about how each Sailor epitomizes the spirit of NAS Whiting Field, which is service beyond self. “These Sailors are an incredible group of men and women, and are excellent examples of NAS Whiting Field, Training Air Wing Five, and the United States Navy as a whole,” Gaines said. “I, for one, am proud to call them shipmates.” Prior to presenting awardees with individualized plaques, each Sailor’s supervisor took a few moments to explain why his service member was chosen for recognition. Without fail, each narrative focused not only on how the Sailor significantly improved the mission and morale of NAS Whiting Field or its tenant commands, but also how they tirelessly devoted themselves towards the betterment of the community through volunteerism. The Knights of Columbus has presented this Veterans Day memorial dinner for at least five years as a way to recognize outstanding active duty members stationed at NAS Whiting Field, and to thank veterans whose sacrifices have ensured the very freedom the nation celebrates. To
Approximately 100 members of the Milton community gathered to recognize seven Sailors serving at NAS Whiting Field for outstanding service to their country and local community. The recognition took place during a Nov. 14 Veterans Day memorial dinner, presented by the local Knights of Columbus assembly.
honor these sacrifices, veterans within the audience were invited to share stories of their time in the service. They described events and wars that occurred in an earlier era, so it would be expected that much has changed since they served. But the veterans also spoke about traditions and feelings that have remained constant throughout the years: pride, comradery, sacrifice and commitment to country and family.
William Field, a veteran and Faithful Navigator for the Knights of Columbus, described how active duty and retired service members live throughout the local community and share common roots. “We hear this word once in a while called ‘community.’ That’s what we are right here,” Field said. Gaines also spoke of community, and he expressed his gratitude towards awardees and
veterans in the audience who have volunteered so freely of themselves. “Time and time again, the Sailors are simply happy to get an opportunity to give back to the community,” Gaines said. “These Sailors, like the ones with us tonight, donate hundreds of hours of their own time to support various projects and do so without asking for anything in return.”
NAS Whiting Field named Tree City USA for 24th year From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
The National Arbor Day Foundation once again recognized Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) as a Tree City USA for its dedication to conservation and urban renewal. This is the 24th consecutive year the base has received the designation. NAS Whiting Field planted a live oak tree to recognize the completion of the annual certification requirements and to celebrate the accomplishment Dec. 1 next to the base’s fire department. The Arbor Day Foundation presented a proclamation and banner to the command to recognize the achievement. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau read the certificate to the assembled staff. The certificate read in part: “(I) declare that Whiting Field will continue to annually celebrate Tree Awareness Week during the first week of December and recognize the importance of preserving and managing our trees with planned activities for the planting of trees throughout the planting season, demonstrating our responsibility as federal land stewards.” The ceremony is only the final step in the process.
NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau (center), Natural Resource Manager Ron Cherry and Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gleason place the first shovelfuls of dirt around the live oak tree planted Dec. 1 by the installation fire department. The planting of the tree is the final step in the process to be designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Photo by Jay Cope.
Throughout the year, the NAS Whiting Field Natural Resources team has to: ensure an allocated cost is di-
rected toward forestry projects (this has to exceed $2 per person on the base), maintain an urban forestry ordnance, and have a board with regular meetings. All of the requirements serve to raise the awareness of how important trees are to our society. Not only do they provide a natural beauty, but trees also give shade, help to lower temperatures in urban areas, increase the oxygen level in their areas, and help to cleanse pollutants from groundwater and the air. The ceremony was coordinated by Ron Cherry, NAS Whiting Field’s natural resources manager, and it serves as one of the highlights of his year. “As natural resource managers, we like to see the preservation and renewal of our natural resources. Trees help make an environment more pleasant and bring many benefits to the local area,” he stated. “We always want to ensure we are planning for the future and ensuring the continuity of our renewable resources.” Base forestry programs in 2015 spent more than $28,000 in maintenance for existing woodlands. The amount invested in maintenance was approximately four times the necessary amount to qualify for the program.
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Flight academy holding open house
The National Flight Academy (NFA) has scheduled an open house for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 5. The NFA is located adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum. The open house is free and open to the public. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academy offers immersive learning experiences in an aviation-themed adventure aboard Ambition, a simulated land-locked aircraft carrier. Guests will experience a glimpse of what is to be expected as an Ambition eXperimental Pilot (AXP). The open house will feature tours of the mess deck, staterooms, networked flight simulators and learning hubs along wit demonstrations of the X-12B Triad. NFA staff members will be on hand to talk about the programs, answer questions and engage children in STEM activities. For more information, go to www.nationalflight academy.com.
Nurses gather for luncheon meeting
The Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps Association (GCNNCA) has scheduled its quarterly and Christmas luncheon meeting for noon to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 4, at the Jackson’s Steak House Restaurant, 400 South Palafox. Exchange of gifts (at least $20-25 value, if you want to participate) will occur via “mischievous Santa.” Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots. All former Navy nurses, reserve Navy nurses, retired or active-duty are encouraged to attend. Spouses and other interested people are welcome. Please RSVP to Vicki Coyle at (251) 284-5151 or (251) 961-2670 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
NEX supporting Angel Tree project
Navy Exchange Pensacola has partnered with the chaplain’s office at NASP Corry Station CID in support of the Angel Tree project. During the holiday season, the Angel Tree project helps to provide local military children in need an opportunity to enjoy Christmas. Angel ornaments hang on a Christmas tree in the front mall entrance feature a child’s age, the school they attend and a wish list. Patrons can choose an angel from the tree and sign up to participate at the mall customer service desk. Unwrapped gifts and angel ornament must be brought back to the customer service desk no later than Dec. 9.
Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet
Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Dec. 5, at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. The guest speaker will be John Lamont West will discuss plans for the 2018 OAEA reunion that will be held in San Antonio, Texas. All members, family, or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.
Car show scheduled for Dec. 5
The fourth annual Northwest Florida Podiatry Association Car Show is scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 5, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and the show is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m. The association partners with the Step Out to Stop Diabetes Walk to put on the event. Proceeds goes to the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call 477-9015.
NEX patrons can enter sweepstakes
Navy Exchange Pensacola is participating in the Season of Giving Sweepstakes through Dec. 20. The sweepstakes offers more than $50,000 in prizes. You must be an authorized NEX patron to enter or win, but no purchase or payment is necessary. Eligibility is required at time of entry and time of drawing. Entrants must also be 18 years or older. To enter the sweepstakes, visit myNavy exchange.com/sweepstakes or click the Season of Giving Sweepstakes graphic promoted by the Navy Exchange at myNavyexchange.com, Military.com, and in Navy Exchange e-mails or social media. You
will be prompted to sign in or create an account. Once signed in, you will be directed to the online entry form. Complete the entry form with all required information. If you do not wish to enter online you may call (877) 810-9030 or enter through a NEX customer service representative.
Concert to feature Christmas music
The music ministry will present “A Christmas Collage” at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Road. The program will include songs in a diversity of styles, from traditional to Country, reggae and Dixieland rag. The program will also feature Christmas carols and handbells and the audience will be welcome to participate. Refreshments will follow. For more information, call 492-2604.
Test marathon taking place at NASP The National Test Center located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) in the Navy College Building is conducting a CLEP and DSST Test Marathon through Dec. 11. Testers may arrive at any time between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and test without a reservation. Testers must have two forms of identification and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam, contact Wendy Spradlin by phone at 455-9577 or by email at email@example.com.
Bluegrass band to perform at concert
The Southern Raised Band is scheduled to perform during a bluegrass concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway. Admission is free but offerings will be accepted. The public is welcome. For more information, call 492-1518.
Children can attend holiday breakfast
Three seating times are scheduled for the Holiday Breakfast Express with Mrs. Claus and Friends. Times are 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Oaks Restaurant. Each seating is limited to 85 people, and tickets may be purchased in advance for $3 per person at the Oaks Restaurant and A.C. Read Golf Club. The breakfast ticket includes entrance to Santa’s Workshop at the Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, where parents may collect a free bag of toys for children. The workshop will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Activities include a photo with Santa and arts and crafts. For more information call 452-3859 or 452-2454.
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Student art on display at National Naval Aviation Museum; See page B2 Spotlight
DAY OF ‘Infamy’
Dec. 7, 1941, raid on Navy anchorage, air bases drew U.S. into war Story, photo from Naval History and Heritage Command
he Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was one of the defining moments in history. A single carefully planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into World War II as a full combatant. Eighteen months earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had transferred the United States fleet to Pearl Harbor as a presumed deterrent to Japanese agression. The Japanese military, deeply engaged in the seemingly endless war it had started against China in mid1937, badly needed oil and other raw materials. Commercial access to these was gradually curtailed as the conquests continued. In July 1941, the Western powers effectively halted trade with Japan. From then on, as the desperate Japanese schemed to seize the oil and mineralrich East Indies and Southeast Asia, a Pacific war was virtually inevitable. By late November 1941,
with peace negotiations clearly approaching an end, informed U.S. officials (and they were well-informed, they believed, through an ability to read Japan’s diplomatic codes) fully expected a Japanese attack into the Indies, Malaya and probably the Philippines. Completely unanticipated was the prospect that Japan would attack east, as well. The U.S. fleet’s Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese navy secretly sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power than had ever been seen on the world’s oceans. Its planes hit just before 8 a.m. Dec. 7. Within a
Sailors in a motor launch rescue a survivor from the water alongside the sunken USS West Virginia (BB 48) during or shortly after the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor. Note the extensive distortion of West Virginia’s lower amidships structure, caused by torpedoes that exploded below that location.
short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged. Several other ships and most Hawaii-based combat planes were also knocked out and more than 2,400 Americans were dead. Soon after, Japanese planes eliminated much of the American air force in the Philippines and a Japanese army element was ashore in Malaya. These great Japanese suc-
cesses, achieved without prior diplomatic formalities, shocked and enraged the previously divided American people into a level of purposeful unity hardly seen before or since. For the next five months, until the Battle of the Coral Sea in early May, Japan’s far-reaching offensives proceeded untroubled by fruitful opposition. American and Allied morale suffered accordingly. Under normal political
circumstances, an accomodation might have been considered. However, the memory of the “sneak attack” on Pearl Harbor fueled a determination to fight on. Once the Battle of Midway in early June 1942 had eliminated much of Japan’s striking power, that same memory stoked a relentless war to reverse its conquests and remove its German and Italian allies as future threats to world peace.
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” – attributed to Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, in the movie “Tora, Tora Tora.” There is no historical proof Yamamoto ever wrote or uttered these words, however. In his biography of Yamamoto, “The Reluctant Admiral,” author Hiroyuki Agawa relates a somewhat similar quote written by Yamamoto Jan. 9, 1941, to Japanese journalist Ogata Taketora: “A military man can scarcely pride himself on having ‘smitten a sleeping enemy’; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack.”
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Jokes & Groaners Humor in the service The sergeant growled at the young Soldier, “I didn’t see you at camouflage training this morning!” With a broad grin, the Soldier replied, “Thank you very much, sergeant.” An officer was addressing a squad of 25 and said, “I have a nice easy job for the laziest man here. Put up your hand if you are the laziest.” All but one raised their hands. The officer asked the last man, “Why didn’t you raise your hand?” The man replied, “It was too much work, sir.” Q: What’s the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers? A: Mechanical engineers build weapons; civil engineers build targets. At one military base, the annual trip to the rifle range had been canceled for the second year in a row, but the semi-annual physical fitness test was still on as planned. One service man mused, “Does it bother anyone else that they don’t seem to care how well we can shoot, but they are extremely interested in how fast we can run?”
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Air training center preps Royal Navy sailors By Ens. Anthony Junco Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs
wo sailors from the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Royal Navy completed instruction at one of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) schoolhouses Nov. 2. Lt. Nathan Rees and Lt. Andrew Roberts completed the air traffic control school’s Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) operations course, a sixweek advanced course designed to cover the organization, directives, rules, procedures, phraseology and equipment related to CATCC and carrier air operations. Roberts said service members chosen to participate in the exchange program were selected based on ability and availability, with an end goal of implementing lessons learned during the course into future Royal Navy projects. “We’re going to learn how you guys do your carrier operations over here, and take it back home and apply it to the Queen Elizabeth-class carriers, which will be working-up over summer next year,” he said. “We’ll be getting qualified on positions we’ll be using back home while underway, and getting experience we can use
to train up other air traffic controllers in the United Kingdom to operate aircraft from sea.” The CATCC course encompasses shipboard organization, operational directives, and operation of radars, communications systems and informational display systems. Cmdr. Michael Therrien, department head, NATTC Air Traffic Control School, said the course – which is a mix of classroom instruction and
simulated operational conditions – serves to ensure both U.S. Navy and foreign national students from partner nations have the tools they need to ensure aircraft carrier operations are conducted safely. “The majority of the course is spent in the Air Traffic Control School’s CATCC Laboratory, where students are assigned to watch stations and system operations functions under simulated operational conditions,” Therrien added. “When I came through (this schoolhouse), there were no foreign nationals that I can remember. Now, seeing the interaction, it’s great to see the allied forces working together. The coalition gets stronger because our forces are getting stronger through working to-
gether.” Roberts said that while the basic setup of the air traffic control center they will be using in the future is the same, differences they could encounter would be negated by the experience they will gain from understanding aircraft carrier air traffic control operations. “The position and the structure of the (operations) room aboard the Queen Elizabeth (carriers) will be similar to the U.S. Navy carriers,” he said. “We’re all part of one team, and this is part of providing enhanced carrier cooperation around the world. The U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy are two of the biggest players, so it is important that we can work together with the same operating proce-
dures.” Both Royal Navy sailors are also scheduled to embark a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier for a deployment, to put into practice what they have learned during the course. “The knowledge we’re taking from this is how the U.S. is operating their fixed wing (aircraft) off of carriers,” Rees said. “We’ve learned a lot (about) recoveries, how you guys launch the aircraft, and it’s been extremely valuable just to see how fixed wing operations are at sea, particularly with the intensity and number of aircraft.” According to ACC Michelle Taylor-Sigears, a NATTC Air Traffic Control CATCC instructor, the course curriculum translates across both the U.S.
and Royal navies. “We do the same thing any international airport can do, except we do it faster and our runway moves,” she said. “It’s awesome they’re coming to see how we do things. Knowing that they’re going through our course, as strenuous as it is, and that they’re learning what we do and fighting the same fight, is only going to make our forces even stronger. It’s pretty awesome knowing that we wear different uniforms, but the overall mission is that everyone gets home safe, the (aircraft) get on deck like they’re supposed to, and the mission is complete at the end of the day.” For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.
Student art on display at NNAM ... Robert “Buddy” Macon, deputy director of National Naval Aviation Museum, talks to Katrice Johnson about her artwork Nov. 19 during an opening reception for the Pensacola State College BAS Design Exhibition. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of Word War II, senior graphic design students at PSC created “Victory: The Greatest Generation.” The exhibit is scheduled to be on display at the museum through Dec. 31. Students who participated include Johnson, Danielle Cornejo, Richard Jeske, Kurt Lauw, Patrick Phillips, Carly Stone and Allyson Vega. This is the second year PSC students have presented their work at the museum, and plans are in the works for another exhibit next year. Photo by Janet Thomas
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Expert’s presentation tied to ‘Apron Strings’ exhibit Story, photo from University of West Florida Historic Trust
The University of West Florida Historic Trust will host a presentation, “From Rosie the Riveter to ‘I Dream of Jeannie’: Women at Work and in the American Imagination, 1940 to 1970,” by Dr. Stephanie Cole at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power. Cole is appearing in conjunction with the “Apron Strings: Ties to the Past” exhibit, which is on display through Jan. 8 at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum, 330 South Jefferson St. The pres-
entation will follow a reception at 6 p.m. Cole is on faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington. Her expertise is in women’s history. In addition, she teaches courses on work and leisure, and on changes in gender, race, sex and marriage in the United States. She re-
ceived her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1994. Her most recent publication, “Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives,” has been nominated for the Liz Carpenter Prize for the best book in Texas women’s history. She has also published articles on households and household
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workers in the antebellum urban South, domestic violence, race and gender in Jim Crow Texas, and interracial marriage in the early 20thcentury Dallas. The “Apron Strings: Ties to the Past” exhibit reevaluates the apron’s varying roles over time in an artistic and cultural manner and chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work while showcasing the wide range of design and craft techniques apron-makers have used to express themselves. The traveling exhibit – toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance – features 51
vintage and contemporary examples, dating from the late 1930s through the present, that review the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still viable today. “Apron Strings” is organized into several thematic groups addressing design, historical context, use and cultural message. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information regarding Cole’s presentation, contact Director of Education Sheyna Marcey at 595-5985 ext. 105, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
John Hunter Nemechek zooms across the finish line to win the 2014 Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. Photo from johnhunternemechek.com
Story, photo from Five Flags Speedway
The Snowball Derby starting spots will be set today, Dec. 4, during WXBM 102.7 Pole Night at Five Flags Speedway. More than 65 drivers and teams will attempt to lock themselves into one of the top 30 qualifying spots for the big dance. Two laps can make or break a teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most intensity that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel all weekend may very well be in the couple of hours that precede Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pole position qualifying that starts at 6 p.m. Central Time,â&#x20AC;? said Snowball Derby promoter Tim Bryant. The top 30 positions for the
Snowball Derby will be decided based on their qualifying times. Two provisionals will be given to the Southern Super Series champion and the Blizzard Series champion. If those two drivers qualify on time, the provisional will go to the next driver in line in the top 10 in Blizzard Series and Southern Super Series points. After that, the final four starting positions will be given to the top four finishers from the Dec. 5 50-lap last-chance race. In total, 36 drivers will start the 48th annual Snowball Derby. As it stands right now, just three drivers are locked into the Snowball Derby. Casey Roderick is locked in as the Blizzard Series champion, Casey Smith
is in as the Southern Super Series champion, and of course last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Snowball Derby champion, John Hunter Nemechek, is in the show as well. The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage tomorrow, Dec. 5, as the top Pro Late Model racers in the country qualify and battle for 100 laps at Five Flags Speedway. In addition, the action will feature the final 50-lap qualifying event for Snowball Derby drivers to make one last effort to qualify for the 300-lap Super Late Model race. At 2 p.m. Dec. 6, the green flag will drop on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Snowball Derby. For more information, go to www.snowballderby.com.
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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Saints tickets: Tickets are on sale for upcoming Saints games in New Orleans at the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98. Tickets are $55 each and the games are scheduled for Dec. 21 (Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints) and Dec. 27 (Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints). Also check out the ITT discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354. â&#x20AC;˘ The Great Christmas Golf Classic: Dec. 5, A.C. Read Golf Course. The $75 charge per player (two-man teams) includes everything from your cart, green fees, to a Christmas The Holiday Tree feast after play. Tee Lighting event is times range from 7 scheduled for 3 p.m. a.m. to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Dec. Space is limited to 4, on the lawn outside the first 90 paid the Radford Fitness teams. For informaCenter. There will be tion, 452-2454. activities for children â&#x20AC;˘ Navy MWR and Santa Claus will Digital Library: arrive by fire truck. You can now log on You can enjoy a at home with simcookie and a cup of ple instructions. hot chocolate while Service is available you watch the Christfor active-duty permas tree lighting. For sonnel, Reservists, more information, call retirees, depend452-3806, ext. 3100. ents, DoN delayed entry program personnel, civilian employees and contractors. Sign up, and start borrowing books today. Go to https://MWRDigitalLibrary.navy.mil. â&#x20AC;˘ Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up for the Paintball Challenge at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. $20 for activeduty and $30 for civilians. Includes full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489. â&#x20AC;˘ Youth Sports: Sports include soccer, flag football, baseball, T-ball, cheerleading, track, basketball and tennis. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Dates and fees vary. For more information, call 4523810 or 452-2417. â&#x20AC;˘ Bushido Sports Judo Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (4522417). For ages 5 to 17. Cost is $20 per month for adults and $15 per month for children. For more information, call 324-3146 or 457-1421 or e-mail email@example.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Rent a bike: Rental bikes are available at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area Outpost Marina. Half day (four hours), $10; full day (eight hours), $15. Deposit and military ID required. For more information, call 453-4530.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.
Fleet and Family Support Center â&#x20AC;˘ Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish â&#x20AC;˘ BĘźnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. â&#x20AC;˘ Temple Bethâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist â&#x20AC;˘ Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Stress management: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 (every first and third Thursday). Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. For more information, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ VA eBenefits Workshop: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Learn how to navigate through eBenefits and take advantages of the resources available to you. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
â&#x20AC;˘ Couples Communication Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center. This is a two-day, two-hour class. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 17. The veterans service organization, AmVets (or American Veterans), sponsors programs to help veterans and their families. This workshop will assist you in better understanding your benefits with AmVets. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: â&#x20AC;˘ Mentoring: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Child Development Center at NASP Corry Station. Volunteers needed to mentor children after school. Volunteers/mentors assist with homework and study strategies, as well as being a good role model to the children. â&#x20AC;˘ Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia
County. Flexible schedules. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org. â&#x20AC;˘ Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: Numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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