Operation Homefront ... There will be a “Santa Workshop” Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Balfour Beatty Community Center (located on NASP in Lighthouse Housing). Work with Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree to provide free toys to enlisted military families from NASP and NASP Corry Station. Military families must register on the Operation Homefront website prior to attending event (www.operationhomefront.net/florida/EventRegistrationForm.aspx?ID=22212). Balfour Beatty Communities will provide wrapping paper (while supplies last). For more information, call 455-6112.
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NATTC celebrates 70th anniversary by honoring pioneers and selfless acts By Lt. Johnathan Bacon NATTC PAO
Santa arrives at NAS Pensacola in Otto the Helicopter ... To kick off the holiday season, NASP MWR held a Holiday Tree Lighting and Trees For Troops event Nov. 30 at the Radford Fitness Center. Hundreds of service members and their families came to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, games and, of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children lined up patiently to give the jolly old elf their wish lists and service members went home with free Christmas trees, courtesy of the Spirit of Christmas Foundation and FedEx. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst For story and more photos, see page 4
Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) model arrives at NNAM Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
A full-scale model of the space program’s Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) used to land NASA astronauts on the moon arrived and was being assembled at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) Dec. 4. The model, built by Digital Design LLC (Arizona Models), will be unveiled during the museum’s Salute to the Pioneers of Space Dec. 15. The event will feature former astronauts Sen. John Glenn, Eugene A. Cernan, James Workers assemble the A. Lovell and Fred W. National Naval Aviation Haise. Museum’s new Lunar Glenn was first Excursion Module. American to orbit the Earth; Cernan was the commander of Apollo 17 and was the last man to walk on the moon in 1972. Lovell is best known as the commander of Apollo 13 who brought his crippled
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Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola recently celebrated 70 years of excellence in aviation technical training. Established in 1942 in Millington, Tenn., as Naval Training School Aviation Maintenance, NATTC continues today, as it did then, to train the naval aviation maintenance and support personnel for the U.S. Navy and its allies. To celebrate this significant milestone, several spaces in Chevalier Hall were renamed after pioneers of aviation and those
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whose lives were marked by their selfless devotion to duty. Those honored were Charles E. Taylor, a mechanic for the Wright brothers; Lt. John Finn, Medal of Honor recipient and aviation ordnanceman; Chief Francis Ormsbee,
enlisted pilot; MCPON Thomas Crow, the fourth MCPON and a metalsmith by trade; and Chaplain Henry Alden, Medal of Honor recipient who died while ministering to victims during a yellow fever epidemic onboard NASP in the 1800s. Aviation ordnanceman Finn recieved his Medal of Honor for valorous actions during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Pearl Harbor. Finn was wounded as he manned a machine gun defending NAS Kaneohe Bay. Though hit and hit again from gunfire, he stubbornly stayed at his
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‘Tree City’ planting at Corry Station By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
A live oak tree was planted Nov. 30 onboard NASP Corry Station, near the west side of Bldg. 501, to mark the 18th annual Tree City USA planting ceremony. NAS Pensacola’s urban forestry accomplishments for the base include a budget of $48,700. Contractor Regal Select Services Inc. (RSSI) provides grounds maintenance, which includes urban forestry management and projects such as the pruning of street trees, hazard tree removals and cultural practices for young trees. Special emphasis is placed on mulching and watering of newly planted trees by RSSI, who has acquired maintenance responsibilities for 2,500 newly planted trees. A proclamation for “Tree Awareness Week,” Dec. 37, was declared by NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer.
Lachone Dock and Sabrina Williams lay the foundation for the new tree while representatives from across the community watch. The Center for Information Dominance Corry Station was designated the 18th annual participant of “Tree City USA” tree planting ceremony. Photo by CTR1Joshua Pugh
ECAT expanding routes for bases By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
There is good news for military students from local bases who do not have cars. Just in time for the holidays, the Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) has revamped its bus routes to give students from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) and Corry Station later weekend hours and additional places to visit.
Two ECAT bus routes, 59A and 59 Express, have been enhanced with later hours on Friday and Saturdays as well as better connections to the airport and Pensacola Beach. More stops and additional trips also offer: • Access to events at the Blue Wahoo Stadium. • A stop at Wal-Mart Center on Navy Boulevard. • A stop at Navy Federal Credit
Union on Navy Boulevard. • Access to the downtown Pensacola transfer center. • Access to Pensacola Beach on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. • Access to the Carmike Rave movie theater on Bayou Boulevard, which also provides easy access to Starbucks, Buffalo Wings and Mellow Mushroom. • Access to the stores and restaurants at Cordova Mall with a stop at
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NAS Pensacola holiday hours ... The NASP west gate and Corry Gate 7 hours will be modified during the holiday season as follows: • Closing Dec. 21, 9:30 p.m. • Opening Jan. 2, 5:30 a.m.
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NADAP: Don’t be a regretful holiday host From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
Blue Angels take part in Snowball Express ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Fat Albert Pilot Marine Capt. A.J. Harrell presents a Blue Angels lithograph to Summer Padgett Nov. 30 as a part of a Snowball Express event in the USO Center at the Pensacola International Airport. Snowball Express is a non-profit organization that provides children and surviving spouses of fallen service members an all-expense paid trip to enjoy several entertaining events and meet with other families who have also lost a loved one. Photo by MC1 Eric Rowley For story, see page 5
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Navy families need to ensure they’re planning for the afterparty when considering plans for their holiday get-togethers according to Navy officials. With the holiday season here, Navy leaders want holiday party hosts to make plans for guests to get home safely afterwards. From Dec. 24, 2011, to Jan. 2, 2012, there were 33 driving while intoxicated incidents involving Sailors. “Depending on the laws of your state, if you host a party and serve alcohol, you could potentially be legally liable if an intoxicated party guest drives away and gets in an accident,” said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP). “There are some steps you can take before, during, and after
your party to keep everyone safe.” • Prepare for an overnight guest, or two – guest room; air mattresses and sleeping bags. • Always have taxi phone numbers handy. • Make sure you know who the designated drivers are ahead of time, make sure the designated drivers have the keys and ensure the designated drivers are parked where they are not blocked by other cars. “If you plan activities like party games, door prize drawings or a gift exchange you’ll engage your guests,” said Favorite “They’ll be less likely to drink too much and they’ll remember the great time they had. You should also provide plenty of food to keep your guests from drinking on an empty stomach. Offer non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails for designated drivers and others who prefer not to drink alcohol.” During the party make sure the designated drivers don’t drink and be aware
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(Left) Marine Maj. Huntley Johnson, a World War II pilot, speaks about his experiences during the 70th anniversary celebration for Naval Air Technical Training Center. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon
anti-aircraft position to help drive away attacking Japanese aircraft. Joining the staff of NATTC in celebration of this milestone and to honor those whose names were being memorialized were: retired Vice Adm. Jerry Unruh; retired Capt. Bill Dickson; retired Capt. Lloyd Callis; Maj. Huntley Johnson, a World War II Marine aviator; retired AOCM Tim Carroll; and retired ATCS Jeanne Hooper, a member of the local Pensacola WAVES National Unit 52. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit their website at https://www.netc. navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx. LEM from page 1
spaceship back to Earth safely after an in-flight oxygen tank explosion; Haise was Apollo 13’s LEM pilot. The LEM model will be available for the public to view in the museum’s Hangar Bay One after the event, said museum spokesperson Shelley Ragsdale. “It’s going to be a permanent exhibit at the museum,” she said. “We have an existing space exhibit on the second floor, but due to the sheer size of the LEM, it’s going out here in Hangar Bay One.” Bill Powers, production director with Digital Design, explained some of the background behind the LEM model. “We have documentation on the original, including photos, and a lot of drawings, which we used to design it. It’s made of steel, aluminum and it will be wrapped with a lot of Mylar – if you’ve seen the real lunar landers, they had a crunchy aluminum foil-looking material, that’s the Mylar, around the base.” Antennas and finished detail work will follow after the LEM is ECAT from page 1
Red Lobster. • Access to the stores and restaurants in the vicinity of TGI Friday’s on Airport Boulevard. Service members in uniform travel free. Those with a military I.D. pay $2 for a one-way ride or $4 for a round trip. ECAT General Manager Mary Lou Franzoni said the improvements have been in the planning process for a long time. She said ECAT was awarded a service
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placed inside Hangar Bay One, Powers said. Apollo’s LEMs were used to ferry a crew of two astronauts from lunar orbit down to the surface of the moon while the Command Service Module (CSM) remained in orbit. The LEM consisted of two parts, an ascent and a descent stage. The lower half or descent stage contained scientific equipment and remained on the moon; the top half of the LEM or ascent stage carried the crew and rock samples back to the CSM. The ungainly craft, which could fly only in space, successfully carried six crews to the surface and back during the moon missions of 19691972. As Lovell and Haise are sure to recall, Apollo 13’s LEM even served as “lifeboat” of sorts, providing oxygen and electrical power to the crew during that flight’s mishap. More about the Salute to the 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
development grant from the Florida Department of Transportation in 2011. The grant was applied for in order to improve the bus service for the military students at Corry Station and NATTC. The grant will provide 50 percent of the funding for as much as five years of service development. “The 59 Express route was changed to enable the entire route to qualify for the service development funding as well as better serve the riders,” Franzoni said. Numbers were not available, but Franzoni said she believes that ridership
December 7, 2012
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.
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,
of who gets too drunk to drive. If someone has had too much to drink, make sure they have a safe ride home. Don’t let anyone leave without your knowledge. As the host, have fun – but not too much fun. To be a responsible host, you should stay within your limits in order to make sure your guests stay within theirs. Close the bar 90 minutes before the party ends and serve a great dessert treat with coffee. Remember, only time sobers someone who has been drinking. “If, despite your efforts, some of your guests have had too much to drink – take control,” said Favorite. “Drive them home, arrange for a ride with another guest who is sober, call a taxi, or insist they stay over. A party should be a good time and not something you regret hosting.” For more tips on being responsible hosts visit NADAP at www.nadap. navy.mil.
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 13 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. 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. The luncheon and dinner are sold out, but the panel discussions are open to the public; for more information, call 1 (800) 327-5002 or go to www.navalaviation museum.org.
has increased on the 59 Express route that serves the Cordova Mall and Rave Theatre. The 59A and 59 Express routes were started in 2010, when students who did not have transportation had no choice but to use taxicabs or find rides with students who had cars. While military and civilians can ride the routes, the purpose of the routes was to give military students a quick and economical way to get to other parts of Pensacola. NASP Command Master Chief Mike The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to email@example.com. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
Dollen was one of the base leaders who supported the creation of the bus routes. He is pleased to see the continued growth. “I want thank ECAT for the incredible support of the Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen training onboard NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station,” he said. “The 59 Express and the 59A have made a significant positive impact on the quality of life of these service men and women.” For more information on the ECAT services, call 595-3228 or go to www.goecat.com
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NASP chapel complex to close for renovations By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Renovations of the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the smaller Our Lady of Loretto Chapel in Bldg. 1982 are about to begin and the NASP Chaplain’s Office is getting ready to start conducting Sunday services at an alternative location. Dec. 9 will be the last Sunday for worship services at the chapel complex, according to Command Chaplain Cmdr. David Gibson. Starting Dec. 16, all Sunday services will be conducted in the auditorium at the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633, until renovations are complete. Daily Roman Catholic Masses will be conducted in the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg 634. Extensive improvements will be made to the chapel complex during a $3 million renovation project that is sched- This map shows the location of the NASC auditorium and available parking. Photo courtesy of NASP Chaplain’s Office uled to take 10 months. The All Faiths Chapel ues for events. seasonal services will be p.m. Dec. 24. • Christmas Day Station Chapel. onboard NAS Pensacola The project also will as follows: • Christmas Eve Roman Catholic Masses, • New Year’s Day as well as the Corry disrupt traditional • Christmas Eve Protestant Candlelight 8:30 a.m. Dec. 25, Roman Catholic Mass, 9 Station Chapel are avail- Christmas services. The Roman Catholic Communion service, NASC auditorium; and a.m. Jan. 1, Corry Station able as alternative ven- schedule for Christmas Children’s Mass, 4:30 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 11 a.m. Dec. 25, Corry Chapel.
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December 7, 2012
Service members pick up ‘Trees For Troops’; Santa Claus arrives at NASP By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
nstead of Comet, Cupid or Blitzen, Santa Claus arrived at NAS Pensacola Nov. 30 onboard Otto the Helicopter, a favorite act at the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.
Santa was the center of attention at MWR’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Trees For Troops event held Nov. 30 at the base’s Radford Fitness Center. NASP CO Capt. Christopher Plummer officiated the tree-lighting ceremony, which included inflatable games – bounce castles and spider mountain – a spinning gyro ride, and NASP Security provided an ID/fingerprinting station for children. Adjacent to the event, two truckloads of free Christmas trees were being distributed to active-duty service members by the NASP First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA). The trees were presented by The Spirit of Christmas Foundation and FedEx. “This tree’s made in the USA – by a vendor right here in Pensacola – and we’re going to be lighting it for the very first time,” MWR Special Events and Marketing Director Kathy Holmes said. “Santa and Mrs. Claus are here with their elves and we’re excited to have them here at MWR.” The Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) choir provided holiday caroling while children enjoyed cookies, hot chocolate and getting their photo taken with Santa.
NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer, left, connects the power cords to illuminate a 29-foot Christmas tree during the NASP Holiday Tree Lighting and Trees For Troops event Nov. 30. Photo by Mary Farris
Members of the Naval Air Technical Training Center choir sing holiday music. The group may be best known for the patriotic music played at public events, but handled the season’s favorites well. Photo by Mike O’Connor
NASP’s SHCS Warren Brown, left, and GM1 Wayne Writesel prepare to give away two truckloads of Christmas trees. About 300 Christmas trees from farms in Virginia and North Carolina were delivered via FedEx free of charge for NASP service members. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Santa and Mrs. Claus, with a retinue of elves, make their way through the crowds. Hundreds of children lined up to see the jolly old elf. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Nykerah Taylor gets a free fingerprint ID from NASP Security officer Mike Landau. Photo by Gretchen DeVuyst
FC1 Bradley Dutkanych carries out a Christmas tree for HM2 Joal Brown and his son, 16-month-old Zion Brown. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Blue Angels welcome Snowball Express By MC1 Eric Rowley Blue Angels PAO
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, welcomed 12 local families of fallen military heroes to the Pensacola International Airport Nov. 30. Blue Angels team members signed autographs, presented each child with a personalized lithograph and spent time with the children in the USO center before the families’ flight to North Texas to join more than 1,700 other children and surviving spouses. “Snowball Express is a great organization that
helps the children of fallen heroes deal with their loss by surrounding them with others who are dealing with the same emotions, all while showing them a fun time,” said Fat Albert pilot, Marine Capt. John Hecker, who lost his brother in Iraq Jan. 5, 2006. Hecker said he hopes the Snowball Express event will help the families in their healing process as it has helped his family. It is important to him because of what he has seen it do for his nieces and nephew. Since the loss of his brother, they have been participating in Snowball Express, making friends with other children
who are dealing with the same type of loss, and he said they look forward to it each year. “We are lucky this organization offers such a great outlet for the emotional distress that accompanies such a traumatic event,” said Hecker. “It by no means replaces the loss of a parent, but it can help with the healing process.” Hayley West, a Snowball Express participant, said she is excited about flying to Texas. “I think this is a great way to meet new people and have the opportunity to hear their stories,” said Hayley, 16, of Biloxi, Miss. “I respect this event
a lot and it’s a great honor to be a part of it.” Rhonda Breaux, Hayley’s mother, said Snowball Express has done a lot to help her and Hayley communicate with other people who are going through the same thing. “My daughter and I have been participating in
Snowball Express for the past six years,” said Breaux. “So, she knew at a young age that she was not the only one who was affected.” The Snowball Express event will take the children and their families to several events in North Texas including a trip to Six Flags Over Texas, a visit to the AT&T performing arts center and a private concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at Billy Bob’s, a renowned honky tonk in Fort Worth, Texas. The Blue Angels team members regularly participate in community events similar to Snowball Express at their home base
in Pensacola. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its armed forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. The team is currently in winter training and will begin the 2013 show season in midMarch. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook. com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Navy Blue Angels, visit www.navy.mil/local/bluea ngels/.
Clean water: everyone’s responsibility From NavFac SE
Water, whether it travels through a garden hoses or it comes down from the skies, can run many different channels and may carry numerous pollutants as it runs its path. “Water is the one element that if controlled will find a way to continue its path,” said Douglas Pojeky, Public Works Department Gulfport stormwater program manager. “Water is used for so many things. We use it to wash dishes, cars, floors, driveways, etc. This is why it is important to manage where and how we use it.” Water follows a course whether predetermine by humans or created by nature and runs clean or dirty based its course. “The best deterrent to filtering all of the pollutants is through vegetation,” said
An experiment shows the powerful filtration properties of living plants.
Pojeky. “Although the Earth has this natural deterrent to pollutants it is still important for everyone to assist in the fight against erosion and pollution.” Onboard NAS Pensacola, NavFac SE Public Works Department Environmental Protection Specialist Joelle O’Daniel-
Lopez pointed out some of the local considerations of water conservation. “It may take many years but water moves in cycles, and we are all downstream from each other,” she said. “We must care for water to keep it clean for the next life it touches. Special care is needed here in the Western Panhandle where our drinking water is relatively near the surface and is recharged by rainfall, so there is a greater potential for contaminants to impact our drinking water. “Rainfall also carries contaminants to surface waters to impact the fish and shellfish we here on the Gulf Coast love so much. Also uncontrolled sediments from stormwater can smother marine life,” she said. O’Daniel-Lopez suggested the following tips to minimize impact on this resource:
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• Plant native trees and vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent erosion. Natives are adapted to their environment and need less maintenance once established. • Use fertilizers sparingly and avoid pesticides. • Never dump anything down storm drains. • Direct downspouts away from paved surfaces preferably to your garden. • Check cars for oil and fluid leaks and repair as needed. • Pick up after your pet. • Participate in local beach cleanup and household hazardous waste roundup events. Questions pertaining to proper water conservation onboard NAS Pensacola can be made directly to O’Daniel-Lopez at 452-3131, ext. 3027.
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Service members receive trees for the holidays From NASWF PAO
The Trees for Troops program once again provided live Christmas trees to help make the spirit of the holiday season a little brighter for Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines
with a military family by the end of the second day of the program’s distribution. The base’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department coordinated the delivery of the trees all three years.
“This is such a great program for our men and women service members.”
— Capt. Matthew Coughlin NASWF commanding officer
and Coast Guardsmen at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. About 100 trees were delivered to the base for service members to pick up free of charge. This doubled what had been delivered in the past two years of the program. Most of the trees had new homes within just an hour or two of delivery All the trees in the past have been
“We are honored to work with The Christmas Spirit Foundation, FedEx, area growers and base leadership to help bring these free Christmas Trees to our active-duty and activated personnel from the area. It’s just another small way we have of thanking our troops and their families for their service and sacrifice associated with being in the
military,” Joe Vukovcan, NAS Whiting Field’s MWR director stated. The trees were donated by various tree growers across the country in cooperation with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation. Donations help offset the cost of some of the trees as well as paying for the transportation of the trees via Federal Express. In all, more than 60 military bases across the country receive trees through the programs from people who wish to express their appreciation for the sacrifices military members make through their service. More than 17,000 trees will be distributed through the program, with at least 350 going to forward deployed bases such Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and camps in Kuwait. MWR, which super-
vised the distribution of the trees, coordinated with the Trees for Troops organizers to bring the program to NAS Whiting Field. This is the third year the trees have been available. “This is such a great program for our men and woman service members. Like their mission statement says, ‘Delivering the spirit of Christmas to our military families, one Christmas tree at a time.’ It’s heartwarming to know that organizations like Trees for Troops are out there offering such great support to our men and women in uniform, especially during this meaningful time of year,” said Capt. Matthew Coughlin, Whiting Field commanding officer. Active-duty military, reservists on active duty or their immediate family members were eligible to participate in the program.
Staff Sgt. Eric Phillips Jr. from Training Squadron Three, picks out his tree courtesy of the Trees for Troops program. About 100 trees were provided to active duty, reserve military and their families at Naval Air Station Whiting Field free of charge thanks to the Christmas Spirit Foundation. Photo by Jay Cope
Whiting Field named Tree City USA for 21st year From NASWF PAO
For the 21st consecutive year, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field achieved desig-
nation from the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its dedication to conservation and urban renewal. The base planted a tree to recog-
Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Natural Resource Manager Ron Cherry, Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Jason Kranz and Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis ceremoniously toss the first shovelfuls of dirt into the hole for a live oak tree. The planting of the tree was the final step in completing the annual requirements to continue the base’s status as a Tree City USA as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Photo by Jay Cope
nize its completion of the requirements and to celebrate the accomplishment Dec. 4 behind the base’s supply building. The Arbor Day Foundation presents a proclamation and banner to the command to recognize the achievement. NAS Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis threw in the first shovelful of dirt after Lt. Cmdr. Jason Kranz read the proclamation to the assembled guests. Protecting NAS Whiting Field’s natural resources is an important function for the commanding officer, and a role he takes seriously. “Preservation and conservation of our natural resources is important to the sustainability of our mission here at NAS Whiting Field and I appreciate being a part of a program that recognizes our support of responsible environmental
stewardship,” said Lewis. The ceremony was only the final step in the process. Throughout the year, the NAS Whiting Field Natural Resources team has to: ensure an allocated cost is directed 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, the base’s environmental programs manager, and served as one of the
highlights of his year. “Trees are the longest living organisms on our planet and one of the greatest natural renewable resources. They keep our air supply clean, enhance aesthetic value, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and make our landscapes more beautiful. Planting trees now helps ensure a promising future for NAS Whiting Field,” he said. Base forestry programs in 2012 spent more than $80,000 in maintenance for existing woodlands and replaced eight to 10 trees that were lost through the year through storm damage, disease or other causes. The live oak planted Dec. 4 replaced such a tree. The amount invested in maintenance was approximately 10 times the necessary amount to qualify for the program.
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December 7, 2012
Chorus performing Christmas show
The Pensacola Children’s Chorus will present its annual production of “Christmas on the Coast” at 7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.), at all TicketMaster outlets, and at www.ticketmaster.com; or charge by phone by calling 1 (800) 745-3000. Tickets are $36, $30 and $20. For more information, go to www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.
Antarctic explorers schedule meeting
The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Dec. 8, at the Shrimp Basket Restaurant, 709 North Navy Blvd. All interested parties are welcome. Gary Lowery will be collecting donations of warm clothing, batteries and food for the annual drive for the Pensacola area homeless veterans. Presentations will start at 1 p.m. The Shrimp Basket will be open at 11 a.m. Food and beverages will be available before, during and after the meeting. For more information, call 456-3556.
Virginia College holding open house
Virginia College in Pensacola has scheduled an open house for former, current and prospective students and the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8, at 19 West Garden St. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campus and see demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided to guests, as well as free tote bags, and the opportunity to win door prizes. A holiday craftmaking activity will also be available for children. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy and/or a non-perishable food item to be donated to Toys for Tots and food banks in the area. For more information, visit vc.edu/Pensacola or call 436-8444.
UWF Carolers to sing at NEX Mall
The UWF Carolers will be performing at the NEX Pensacola Mall from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8. The group will sing traditional carols from its Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” production. Carolers, who will be dressed in period-style clothing, will be available for pictures. For more information, call 458-8250.
Register to win handbag at NEX
The NEX Pensacola Mall will hold a registration to win an “English Rose” weekender bag, an $80 value, from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16. One winner will be selected and notified Dec. 18. For more information, call 458-8250.
Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. 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. 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.
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. today, 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. Reservations were due Dec. 5.
Pearl Harbor documentary out today
A locally produced documentary, “Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye,” is being released today, 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.
Jingle Bell Jog scheduled for Dec. 8
Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter 7 will hold its Jingle Bell Jog, an annual 10K race and 5K fun run/walk, tomorrow, 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.
Be prepared for taking care of baby
Guy Harvey to meet fans, visit USO
Marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will be visiting Northwest Florida in support of America’s military at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8, at the Bealls store, 6241 North Davis Highway, to present a check to USO Northwest Florida, and to sign items for fans. Harvey will then visit U.S. servicemen and women at the USO center, 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625D, aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information, go to www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will offer a Budget for Baby class 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 to help educate future parents on what to expect. The classes help parents-to-be develop and implement a spending plan, provides information on local resources. Class participants will receive a homemade blanket. Expecting parents from all branches are eligible to attend. For more information, call 452-2300 or visit the NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191.
Group presenting ‘A Little Princess’
‘A Christmas Story’ on stage at PLT
Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, is presenting “A Little Princess,” an adaptation from a story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The comedy-drama, which is being directed by Lauren Sutton, was made into a movie in 1939 starring Shirley Temple and remade in 1995. It was also developed into a musical, which debuted in 2002. Evening shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15. Matinee performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Tickets are $12 and there is limited seating for each show. To make reservations, call (850) 2217599 or e-mail info@panhandlecommunity theatre.com.
Gallery offering special holiday classes
Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is presenting “Ladies’ Night Out,” a chocolate art classfrom 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 7. Cost is $15. Bring the beverage of choice. To reserve a space, call Karen Smith at 384-4098. Also returning is Santa’s Workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec 8. Children ages 9 and younger can make ornaments or gift items. The holiday show is the member artists’ “Holiday Wall.” Art is priced at $100 or less. The show ends Dec. 29. Subscriptions are available for the gallery’s new “Evening of Art” series. For details, call Connie Wendleton, public relations, at 494-1262. To make reservations or for more information, call 429-9100.
Run features ugly sweater contest
The second annual NAS Pensacola Jingle Bell Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. today, Dec. 7. The 5K run/walk starts in front of Starbucks on Radford
Pensacola Little Theatre’s Treehouse Series is presenting “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 13-16. This play chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams, but many distractions stand between him and his Christmas wish. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14 to $30 and children 12 and younger receive half off. A Chinese Christmas dinner is planned after the matinee show on Dec. 9. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children. The theater is in the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, visit PensacolaLittleTheatre.com or call 434-0257.
Fleet and family survey in progress
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.
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.
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. through 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.
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.
DFC chapter plans Dec. 13 meeting
The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory St. Group members hope to have a petition letter ready to sign, requesting the state of Florida to authorize a DFC vehicle license plate. The group meets the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.org.
Wreaths Across America to be Dec. 15
For the seventh year, Pensacola residents will be participating in Wreaths Across America. The wreath ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and is open to the general public. Wreaths can no longer be ordered for this year. The ceremony is open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline Kelly at 456-2726 (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org) or Buster Hartford at 341-7937 (e-mail: email@example.com).
Hit the trails with Western Gate group
The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes hiking trails throughout the state. Members of the Western Gate Chapter of the group, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, organize regular hikes, campouts, backpacking and canoe trips and bike excursions. December’s events include a Christmas party at Bear Lake. For details on the group’s activities, go to westgate.floridatrail.org or www.meetup.com/ ftawesterngate.
December 7, 2012
December 7, 2012
NETC employee honored for purchase card management excellence; 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 & 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 mid-1937, 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 mineral-rich 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 short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged. Several other ships and most Hawaiibased combat planes were also knocked out and more than 2,400 Americans were dead. Soon after, Japanese planes eliminated much
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.
of the American air force in the Philippines and a Japanese Army element was ashore in Malaya. These great Japanese successes, 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 smilar 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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World War II remembrance at the National Naval Aviation Museum today (Dec. 7) The National Naval Aviation Museum will honor the World War II generation on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 7, in the Blue Angels Atrium. The featured speakers will be Wolrd War II veteran and former Marine Sid Phillips, star of HBO’s “The Pacific,” and his sister Katharine Phillips Singer, featured in Ken Burn’s “The War.” A book signing of Sid Phillips’ book “You’ll Be Sor-ree!” will follow the event. Attendees are invited to a special tour of the World War II exhibit following the program.
Jokes & Groaners Last time I was here An elderly gentleman of 83 arrived in Paris by plane. At French customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on bag. “You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sharply. The traveler admitted that he had been to France previously. “Then you should know enough to have your passport ready,” the customs man said. The American said, “Well, the last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.” “That is impossible ... Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France,” the Frenchman said snappily. The American senior gave the customs man a smile. “Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country,” he quietly explained, “I couldn’t find a single native resident to show a passport to.”
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Naval Hospital Pensacola, Nov.1-21, 2012 Vivien Rae Ogburn, was born to 2nd Lt. Michael and Colleen Ogburn, Nov. 1. Anthony Matthew Logan, was born to Sgt. Christopher and Stephanie Logan, Nov. 1. Aidan James Cullen, was born to Ashley Bjorklund, Nov. 2. Phillip Rutherford Key, was born to Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth Key, Nov. 3. Loghan Adara Brammer, was born to ITSN Trevor and Lihnlee Brammer, Nov. 5. Flanna Rose Olney, was born to CTN1 Benjamin and Laurel Olney, Nov. 5. Nathaniel Alexander Ortiz, was born to Sgt. Billy and Romina Ortiz, Nov. 5. Theodore Henry Hunsaker, was born to Sgt. David and Jessica Hunsaker, Nov. 6. Hunter Dillon Kinlaw, was born to ABAH3 Nathan and Heather Henkin, Nov. 6. Kinlsey Elizabeth Burkart, was born to SCPO Jeremy and Stacy Burkart, Nov. 14. Lionel Allen Torres, was born to ITSN Daniel and ITSN Samantha Torres, Nov. 14. Judah Benjamin Moore, was born to HM2 Kendall and Amy Moore, Nov. 15. Brayden Christopher Oelschlegel, was born to Staff Sgt. Christopher and Laura Oelschlegel, Nov. 19. Matthew Brady Shoemaker, was born to CTR3 Jeremy and Angel Shoemaker, Nov. 19. Layla Marie-Jeanette Hanson, was born to HM2 Derrek and Athena Hanson, Nov. 21.
December 7, 2012
NETC employee honored for purchase card management excellence Story by Ens. Alexander Perrien NETC PAO
Naval Education Training Command (NETC) announced Nov. 7 that Jeffrey Wells received an Organizational Program Coordinator Gold Award from Naval Supply Systems Command (NavSup), for his superior performance as NETC’s Government Corporate Purchase Card (GCPC) assistant program coordinator (APC). Wells provides policy guidance, day-to-day management and oversight of NETC’s GCPC program. The program is the latest evolution of the “Procurement Reform” executive order issued in 1982. Implemented across the Department of Defense, the GCPC program aims to streamline purchase and payment systems, and provide automated card management, reconciliation and payment tools. According to Doug Ebner, the Department of the Navy’s purchase card program manager for NavSup, recognition for superior leadership in the GCPC program is given in three levels: bronze, silver and gold, each highlighting leadership and management in the GCPC program. Close oversight is essential to the success of the program. “Such a large amount of
money requires scrupulous supervisors to ensure the money is being used properly,” said Ebner. “The Government Corporate Purchase Card is a two-edged sword, it’s easy to buy things, and it’s easy to buy things. That’s really why we have these program coordinators, to ensure that the internal controls are in place, and the commanders, who have ultimate accountability for the purchase card, have eyes and ears in the field.” As the gold award winner, Wells was selected out of a field of 400 candidates representing 20 major commands. “This award was a combination of efforts from those both above and below me in the chain of command,” said Wells. “I’m just happy that my folks in the field get some recognition for all their hard work, and they are as much a part of the award as I am.” His work lead, Joseph Yudiski, supply systems analyst, believes Wells is an invaluable part of the NETC logistics and staff supply department. “The gold recognition means that Mr. Wells’ domain, consisting of 134 subordinate commands within NETC, is receiving the best support and guidance avail-
able Navywide,” said Yudiski. “We are thrilled to have him aboard.” The GCPC is used, according to Wells, for everything from office supplies, to janitorial supplies, to copier rentals and cell phones. The NETC domain alone, a portion of which Wells oversees, spends approximately $100 million a year through the GCPC program. “For as many cards as we have in the domain, we don’t have a lot of misuse and abuse,” said Wells. “The misuse we do see is from a lack of proper training with the card, not from negligence … you have to give people the guidance (for the card) and make sure you enforce it.” Wells became a civil servant in April 2009 after spending 20 years in the Navy as an aviation storekeeper, serving several years with the Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration team. Additional information on the GCPC program is available on the Defense Procurement and Acquisition policy website: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ccap /cc/jcchb/html/Topical/gpc.html. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cnet/.
December 7, 2012
Magazine wants nominations for Military Spouse of the Year Military Spouse Magazine
PITTSBURGH – Military Spouse magazine is taking nominations for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSoY) award. Now in its sixth year, the award honors military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. The award recognizes the force behind the nation’s service members: military spouses. Military spouses make a difference every day and in a million different ways. From supporting the home front and service members to advocating for military families and leading
Details The Military Spouse of the Year (MSoY) is the only national merit-based award that recognizes the nation’s current military spouses. For more information, go to msoy. militaryspouse.com. change, these men and women are making important contributions. Military Spouse magazine is introducing an expansion to the installation level for this year’s award. Nominations will be collected and aggregated at the base (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy), district (Coast
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Guard), and state level (National Guard). For the first time, an installation level winner will be recognized at each United States military installation that submits nominations. “Military spouses have given so much. I am constantly impressed by the contributions of these amazing men and women,” said Kate Meeuf, brand director for Military Spouse magazine. “We want to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve, which is why we added the installation level to this year’s award.” “Armed Forces Insurance is proud to sponsor the MSoY award and the recognition that is given to military spouses
through this competition,” said retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Garry L. Parks, chairman, AFI. “Military spouses have been carrying an especially heavy burden during these last 11 years of war and deserve every recognition for their contributions on the home front.” A nominee must be the spouse of a current member of the U.S. armed forces. Criteria used for selecting the recipient include contributions to community change, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice, professional pursuits and specific efforts to support the military community. If nominated, military spouses can also submit an
issue that is impacting the military community and a recommendation for how they would like to influence change in that area. Nominations can be submitted at msoy.militaryspouse.com through Jan. 4. The installation, state, and district winners will be selected via an online vote Jan. 22. Six branch level winners will be selected from the installation level winners in a subsequent online vote Feb. 5. The six finalists will be considered for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award. The winner will be announced May 9 at the awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.
December 7, 2012
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
About 1,500 blooms will be on display during the Pensacola Camellia Show and Plant Sale. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Camellia Club
Growers showing off camellias From Pensacola Camellia Club
The Pensacola Camellia Club will present its 74th annual camellia show and plant sale tomorrow, Dec. 8. “This is an exciting time for our club members,” said Skip Vogelsang, chair of the event said. The show features choice camellia blooms by club members, growers in the area, and camellia enthusiasts, not only from Florida but from surrounding states – Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina, Vogelsang said. About 1,500 blooms are expected to be on display. “This event, adjudicated by rules of the American Camellia Society, is open to all camellia enthusiasts,” Vogelsang said. “We encourage the casual camellia grower to bring blooms to exhibit. If you have a quality bloom, bring
Details • What: Camellia Show and Plant Sale. • When: Plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 8. Public viewing of blooms from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Where: First Baptist Church, 500 North Palafox St. • Cost: Free admission. • For more information: Contact Judy Kerr, membership chair, at 434-0326 or visit www.pensacolacamellia club.coma. it along and our members will help you identify the bloom and enter it in the show. We have a special category for the novice grower so there is no competition with the experts who have won prizes previously.” Dick Hooton is in charge of plant sales.
“We have a large inventory of camellia plants for sale,” Hooton said. “There are varieties not readily available elsewhere. The average price for a camellia plant is $25. Our club members will be able to advise about variety, growth patterns and other factors to help your selection.” The location of the show at First Baptist Church is new this year. There is adequate parking near the side entrance of the church. Plant sales will be outside near the side entrance adjacent to the parking area. The Pensacola Camellia Club was founded in 1937, making it one of the oldest in the United States. There are currently more than 200 members. The club maintains a garden on the UWF campus which contains approximately 120 camellias, many of which are Pensacola varieties originated by club members.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Silent Hill Revelation” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Fun Size,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Cloud Atlas,” R, 7 p.m.
“Fun Size,” PG-13, noon; “Hotel Transylvania” (3D), PG, 2:15 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Silent Hill Revelation” (3D), R, 6:45 p.m., 9 p.m.; “Alex Cross,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Taken 2,” PG-13, 3:15 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Cloud Atlas,” R, 7:45 p.m.
“Fun Size,” PG-13, noon; “Hotel Transylvania” (2D), PG, 2:15 p.m.; “Silent Hill Revelation” (3D), R, 4:30 p.m.; “Cloud Atlas,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “Here Comes the Boom,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 4:45 p.m.; “Argo,” R, 7 p.m.
“Alex Cross,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Silent Hill Revelation” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity 4,” R, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Taken 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Silent Hill Revelation” (3D), R, 7 p.m.; “Fun Size,” PG-13,
5:15 p.m.; “Argo,” R, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY COST
“Here Comes the Boom,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Sinister,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Cloud Atlas,” R, 6 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
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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 hours and closures: Visit the MWR website for a full listing of MWR facility holiday hours – www.naspensacolamwr.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. Tomorrow, Dec. 8, for 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 452-2417. • Crowʼs Nest room rental: Book your holiday party. Located at Bayou Grande Marina on NAS Pensacola, rental includes the entire upper deck of Bayou Grande Marina. Crow’s Nest seats 60 inside and another 40 outside. Cost is $250 for room rental with $150 refundable cleaning deposit. For more information, call 452-4152. • Runners welcome: The NAS Pensacola Runners Club invites all runners, walkers and joggers to run along with members of the group at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting location is the Radford Fitness Center aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-9845. • RV park expansion: The RV site at Blue Angel Recreation Park has announced the addition of 40 sites. For more information, call 453-9435. • Christmas functional fitness workout: Wear your favorite holiday stockings and caps 11 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec 12 at Portside Fitness. • Portside Twin Cinema: Showing 2D and 3D first-run movies. Open Tuesday through Sunday. For current movies and times, call 452-3522. The listing is also available on the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Auto Skills Center (ASC): Do-it-yourself car repair and save money. The knowledgeable staff at ASC are there to assist you. The center offers covered stalls, overhaul bays, five drive-on lifts, three frame lifts, two motorcycle lifts, two car wash bays, hundreds of tools and nitrogen tire inflation, all for very affordable user fees. For more information, call 452-6542. • Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT): Your discount headquarters for cruises, hotels, beaches, local attractions and most Florida attractions including Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World and more. ITT also offers discounts for attractions in Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. For more information, call 452-6354.
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.
December 7, 2012
Combined Federal Campaign The 2012 EscaRosa CFC is holding its first online auction, giving you a chance to shop for Christmas and help a cause through Dec. 15. Federal employees of the
EscaRosa CFC campaign can visit www.escarosacfc.org/bid_2012.php and bid on any item(s) posted. Money raised goes to the CFC-2012 undesignated funds
unless otherwise indicated by the winning bidder. See the online auction website for complete details and rules. What a great way to find that special Christmas gift.
Milton. For more information, contact Eric Olson at (850) 434-5456, ext. 141. • The USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial in Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help chip paint, restore aircraft, clean displays, forecasting, polish torpedo tubes and other items and assist with general set up. For more information, contact Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to home bound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Contact Brenda
Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. • ReStore: Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers that live in or close to the Milton to help rebuild the ReStore. This job will involve heavy lifting, moving, cleaning, painting and some drywall work. The times will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no set date, they can use help any day of the week or weekend. The address is 6608 Elva St. in
For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532, email 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, All Faiths Chapel. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Lady of Loretto Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Mass, noon Monday and Thursday, Lady of Loretto Chapel. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. Note: Starting Dec. 16, the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel will be closed
for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services will be held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Bldg. 633. 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. For more information, call 452-2341.
December 7, 2012
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2 CHAIRS FOR SALE. about a year old, A recliner brown and a green wing back chair. Both in good condition. No tears or worn spots. $100 each. Call 4949445 leave message.
Perdido Key townhouse. 3/2 ½, pool, c o v e r e d p a r k i n g , o u t s i d e s t o r a g e , stainless steel appliances. Real Estate $1,250/month. 498Homes for rent (601) 3014.
Room for rent near back gate of NAS. 4/2 h o u s e . $490/month. 492-5322 3/2, 1,250 sf., f e n c e d backyard, open floor plan, large master bathroom s u i t e . $950/month
Mountain chalet-like 3/2 home on Scenic Hwy, Baywoods Dr. 2,315 sqft. Call Debra 5723 2 4 1 . cianoproperties .com. MLS 4 3 5 0 6 9 , $232,000.
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Walnut Kings Head Pub & Lodging Dart Cabinet Set. C o m e s w/everything needed to play. Self-healing board, 12 steeltip darts, chalkboard etc. Never used. $75. 492-9178
P o r t a b l e Jmason Play Yard Bassinet Changing Stand. Used once. $45. 492-9178
Elite Orbitrek stair-stepper ski e x e r c i s e machine. Gym quality. Brand new. Perfect for new year resolution. Inc: Diet and workout cd. Call to see. $350 obo. 944-4489 Cemetery lots 2SBS Bayview M e m o r i a l Cemetery. $2,500. 3240889
F i s h i n g Mitchell 302 manual bail, S h i m a n o Stradic. Penn 4500. $100 for all or will B o w f l e x separate. 7121425 Ultimate 2. Lists for $2,500, 22x33” Kohler asking $1,200 4-hole, 2 Basin obo. Great piece Cast iron white of equipment. sink & faucet, No rips, tears, or $290. 455-5646 wear marks on any coverings. 36" GE Stove, 313-6651. Like new; Cost $800 Asking B a y o n e t , $285 obo. Call Korean war Paul 455-5646 souvenir, fits US M1 garand rifle. 17” HP laptop I5 $50. 712-1425 computer, CPU, fast w/great video. Deer hunting, $1000 new, five callers, two $750. 455-5646 buck rattles, three spin safety Lighted China hornets. $30 all. cabinet. $250 454-9486 obo. 40 piece China set, $100 obo. Call 5010655, Linda.
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Merchandise A n t i q u e chifforobe, similar to en.wikipedia.org /wiki/File:Chiffo robe.jpg oil finish, $125. 941-8144
Toyota Autos for sale 2005 Matrix, 33,000 79 Thunderbird, miles, 5-speed AC, 64,000 miles. manual, tinted windows, $2,500. 380p o w e r 6427. doors/windows, new tires. Never 2003 white wrecked, one C h r y s l e r owner. Excellent Concorde LTD, condition. Must 110K miles. sell. $10,800 obo. E x c e l l e n t 324-0524 condition. $4,000 Trucks/Vans/ firm; 456-4335.
Sig Sauer P250, 9 mm, 2 sum. New/unfired: $525 firm. solstice62@gma il.com for details/photos. 1985 Porsche 928 S3 2V Bedroom suite DOHC 5-speed, (king); Ashley V8. Metallic blue Northshore, bed, with black leather dresser, chest, interior. Paint, n i g h t s t a n d . interior, engine Sterns & Noble redone 2011. mattress set. New windshield Original price & battery. Show $8k. Sell for car. $12K firm. $3,500 obo. 313- 450-0460 1484 Lexus ES 350 2007. V6, blue www. with tan leather gosport interior. 843-513pensacola 3424
2007 Nissan Murano SL, 51,400 miles. Gray, tan leather. Almost every option. One owner, always garaged. Corry Lot #2C. Great car. $16,250, well below retail. 4926968
Honda 750cc Shadow Spirit, 2007. Approx. 6,000 miles. Garage kept, excellent shape, windshield. $4,000. 5127445
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Detached s t u d i o apartment near NASP front gate. Private yard, walk to Wa l m a r t . $450/month. 797-6759
3/2 house. Security system, breakfast room off kitchen, separate laundry r o o m , appliances, f e n c e d backyard, new c a r p e t . $950/month plus $950 deposit. $25 credit check. 8241 Tippin Ave.
2/1, den, ceiling fans, a/h, attached carport, garage, washer, dryer, kitchen appliances, furnished $650/month (817) 268-5498 or 516-3556.
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Misc. Motor Razor pocket mod. Motor scooter. Goes up to 15mph. Holds up to 200 lbs. Originally $200. Asking $80. 455-8028 2004 Yamaha R6 many extras. Looks great and runs excellent. $4,600 obo. 7913364
2008 Triumph www. A m e r i c a gosport motorcycle 900cc. Two tone pensacola blue 11,400 miles. .com $4,900 obo. 5166408
Northeast Pensacola, Olive/Scenic vicinity, one b e d r o o m apartment attached to home with pool. Central to all bases, airports, malls, etc. $550 rent plus onethird utilities plus $600 security deposit. Non-smoking. 703-618-9875; 465-3983 1/1 located around corner from Navy base. 201 S. Stillman St. 384-5635. 2/1 west side near NAS gate. New kitchen, HW floors, pets o k a y . $700/month, move in now. 380-8676
3BR on quiet street near NASP front gate. Newly refurbed. Attached garage. $ 7 5 0 / m o n t h . 2315 sf. 3/2 797-6759 C o u n t r y Charmer. Lots of Price reduced, c u s t o m won’t last long. features/upgrade Milton executive s. MLS number home. Golfer’s 433851. Contact delight. 3/2 ½ Debbie Hyney plus bonus C21 Amerisouth r o o m / o f f i c e . 221-5955 3,500 sqft. Located on cul- House for rent de-sac in near I-10/Pine T a n g l e w o o d Forest Road. 3 E a s t . b e d / 1 $ 1 , 5 0 0 / m o n t h bath/fenced/gara plus deposit. ge $700/month. 626-1814 706-566-4577
WATERFRON T bungalow. Cozy 2/l, near navy facility, galley kitchen, tiled, screenedin porch, built-in bookcases/stora ge & more. P e n s a c o l a $103,900, 456Beach condo. 3609 Gulf-side w/pool. 2 BR, Lots for sale 1½ bath, $ 9 5 0 / m o n t h 2.3 acres, 310 u t i l i t i e s foot road included, fully frontage on furnished, 6 Willard-Norris month lease, Rd Pace, FL 934-3790 or Approx 5 miles 748-8747. north of 5Points, $38k. 3/2; 1,352 sf. 2 313-1484 car garage, large yard, 8 miles from NASP, 1 www. year lease. $950/month, gosport $950 deposit. No pensacola pets, no .com smokers. 3756797
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