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If you were unable to get a tree Dec. 2 during NAS Pensacola MWR’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Trees for Troops event, another shipment will be available today, Dec. 9, from 1-3 p.m. at the Radford Fitness Center onboard NASP. Trees for Troops is open to active-duty military, E-1 through E-6. Service members or their spouses (limit one per family) must pick up a voucher from the MWR admin office at 450 Radford Blvd. (Bldg. 4143) from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., or from Tickets and Travel at the NEX Shopping Plaza on Highway 98 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to receive a tree at the event. Pick up your voucher no later than noon Dec. 9. All remaining trees will be released to any active-duty military after 3 p.m.
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Blue Angels announce 2017 schedule changes, release 2018 schedule By PO1 Daniel Young Blue Angels Public Affairs
U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced updates to the 2017 air show schedule and released the 2018 show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention Dec. 6. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 63 demonstrations at 33 locations in 2017 and 63 demonstrations at 33 locations in 2018. The 2017 schedule changes announced are: • The show in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is canceled and replaced with a show in Brunswick, Ga., March 25-26. • The show at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Neb., July 1-2 is canceled. • The show in Lincoln, Ala. is changed to Sept. 910. • The show at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va., is changed to Sept. 1617.
• The show in Durango, Colo., is canceled and replaced with Huntington Beach, Calif., Sept. 30Oct. 1. • The show at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii, Oct. 14-15 is canceled. The 2018 show schedule is: March 10 • Naval Air Facility El Centro Annual Air Show – El Centro, Calif. • March 17-18 Davis-Monthan AFB Air Show – Tucson, Ariz. • March 24-25 Wings Over South Texas – NAS Kingsville, Texas. • April 7-8 Heart of Texas Air Show – Waco, Texas. • April 14-15 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show – Tuscaloosa, Ala. • April 21-22 Vero Beach Air Show – Vero Beach, Fla. • April 28-29 Homestead International Speedway Air Show – Homestead, Fla.
Trees For Troops, tree lighting onboard NAS Pensacola ... (Above) PO1 Cody Dale and his wife, Stephanie, pick out a Christmas tree Dec. 2 with their sons, Flint, Zane and Harlan, during the Trees for Troops and Holiday Tree Lighting event presented Dec. 2 by the NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation department at the Radford Fitness Center. The Spirit of Christmas Foundation in conjunction with FedEx gave away about 250 trees to families of active-duty members E-1 to E-6. Photo by Janet Thomas (Right) Children at the tree lighting get a high-five from one of Santa’s snowmen. Photo by Ens. Dana Voshen
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NAS Pensacola marks 600 days free of alcohol-related incidents From staff reports
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) recently achieved a milestone of more than 600 days free of alcohol-related incidents (ARI). At a frocking ceremony held Dec. 2 in Bldg. 1504, NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin thanked his Sailors for driving the numbers on Bldg.
1500’s quarterdeck “ARI-free board” higher than ever before. “This is a special time of year for a lot of reasons,” Martin said. “The board is going on 600-plus days. Unbelievable. We are alcohol-related-incident-free for 600 days, almost two years. We’ve seen 400, then 500, now 600 days. It’s all of you, setting the bar every day for doing great work.”
NAS Pensacola advances 19 Sailors to next pay grade Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
Nineteen Sailors from NAS Pensacola are wearing new ranks after a frocking ceremony held Dec. 2 in Bldg. 1504. Frocking is a Navy tradition that enables selected Sailors to wear the uniform and take on the responsibilities of their new pay grade before they are formally advanced. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin congratulated the personnel and presented
As the holiday season approaches, it’s a good idea to take into account decisions concerning personal responsibility and alcohol. Programs from Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) help Sailors be responsible with alcohol and assist some with alcoholism and recovery. “Keep What You’ve Earned” and “Who Will Stand Your Watch,” encour-
Social media safety is key during holidays By Twilla Smith Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs
NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin congratulates recently frocked Sailors on their advancement Dec. 2.
frocking letters to those selected for advancement. “I don’t have to tell you what a huge deal this is,” Martin said. “This is a testimony to the hard work of each of you, your chiefs, your officers and your peers. I couldn’t be prouder ... My hat’s off to
you; well-done.” Base Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez was emcee for the ceremony, which was attended by dozens of friends, family members and military personnel. See Frocking on page 2
age responsible drinking among Sailors by celebrating the achievements in their Navy careers and educate Sailors about the consequences of poor decisions regarding alcohol. For more information on NADAP programs visit: http://www. public. navy. mil/ bupers-npc/ support/21st_Century_Sailor/nadap/campaign_events/drin kresponsibly/Pages/default.aspx.
Most of us look forward to the holidays to relax and enjoy family, friends and holiday fun. We’re taught to use operational risk management (ORM) for our holiday recreational activities, but what about for our use of social media? Facebook, Instagram, Tumbler, Marco Polo, and Snapchat are a few of some of the trendier social media applications. It
TRICARE pharmacy network revised From www.tricare.mil
all seems like harmless fun, but did you know that social media can cause you to become a victim if you are not careful? Information on your social media account can be used to steal your identity, determine your actual location and, depending on the information loaded into the application, even steal your financial information, including debit or credit card information. How can you avoid
Walgreens pharmacies joined the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, left the network on the same day. The revised network has more than 57,000 locations, and still ensures timely access to retail pharmacies for TRICARE beneficiaries. Express Scripts Inc. (ESI) manages the TRICARE retail pharmacy network under a
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•May5-6– MarineCorpsAir Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Air Show and Open House – Havelock,N.C. •May12-13– MacDillAFB presentsatTampaBayAirfest– Tampa,Fla. • May 23 and May 25 – United States NavalAcademy AirShowandgraduationflyover –Annapolis,Md. •May26-27– JonesBeach AirShow–Wantagh,N.Y. •June2-3– NASPatuxent River75thAnniversaryAirExpo –NASPatuxentRiver,Md. •June9-10– RhodeIsland NationalGuardOpenHouseand AirShow–NorthKingstown, R.I. •June16-17– ChippewaValleyAirShow–EauClaire,Wis. • June 23-24 – Dayton Air Show–Dayton,Ohio. •June30– NationalCherry Festival Air Show – Traverse City,Mich. • July 1 – National Cherry Festival Air Show – Traverse City,Mich. •July14– PensacolaBeach AirShow–Pensacola,Fla. • July 21-22 – Biloxi Gulf CoastAirShow–Biloxi,Miss. •July28-29– FargoAirSho– Fargo,N.D. •Aug.4-5– SeafairAirShow –Seattle,Wash. •Aug.11-12–AbbotsfordInternationalAirShow–Abbotsford,B.C.,Canada. •Aug. 18-19 – Terre Haute AirShow–TerreHaute,Ind. • Aug. 25-26 – Sound of SpeedAir Show – St. Joseph, Miss. •Sept.1-3– ClevelandNational Air Show – Cleveland, Ohio. • Sept. 15-16 – Owensboro AirShow–Owensboro,Ky. •Sept.22-23– NASOceana AirShow–NASOceana,Va. •Sept.29-30– MCASMiramar Air Show – San Diego, Calif. • Oct. 6-7 – San Francisco Fleet Week – San Francisco, Calif. •Oct.13-14– PhoenixInternationalSpeedwayAirShow– Avondale,Ariz. • Oct. 20-21 – Wings Over HoustonAirShow–Houston, Texas. •Oct.27-28– Birthplaceof the BlueAngels – NAS Jacksonville,Fla. • Nov. 2-3 – Blue Angels HomecomingAirShow–NAS Pensacola,Fla.
Local DEFY program needs you From Drug Education For Youth Program, 21st Century Sailor
Navy Information OperationsCommand(NIOC)NASP CorryStationiscurrentlysoliciting enthusiastic, fun-loving, positive adult role models to serveasmentorsforitsyearlongDrugEducationforYouth (DEFY)program. DEFYisasubstanceabuse preventionandcomprehensive lifeskillsprogramspecifically designedfor9to12-year-old Navydependents.DEFYdeters“at-risk”behaviorsbygivingchildrenthetoolstheyneed toresistdrugsanddeveloppositivesocialskills.AkeycomponentofDEFYismentoring andpositiveadultrolemodels arethekeytothesuccessofthat component. NIOC Corry Station will kickoffitsprogramthisSummerandisinneedofvolunteers tofilltheroleofDEFYmentor. Volunteersmustbeolderthan 18,affiliatedwiththeDepart-
mentofDefense,andapproved bythecommand.Volunteers areexpectedtoparticipatefor theentireyearstartingwithan intensivesummercomponent (PhaseI)andmonthlyevents throughout the school year (PhaseII).
gramschedulesvary.During PhaseII,mentorsandstaffprovide positive support during groupmentoringsessionsand interactiveworkshopsthatprovide life skills training, team building,andleadershipskills. “Participating as an adult
Phase I is structured in a five-day residential or eightday non-residential format. Phase I includes educational trips, fitness activities, classroomlearning,andthePresident’s Fitness Challenge. Residential programs require volunteerstoremainwiththe youth throughout the phase, sometimes in summer camplikeconditions. PhaseIIreinforcestheconceptsandtrainingdeliveredin PhaseI,usuallyoneSaturday eachmonth,althoughlocalpro-
mentor is no vacation,” said LaNorfeiaParker,deputydirector of the NavyAlcohol and DrugAbusePreventionOffice andDrugDemandReduction Program manager. “It’s hard workandvolunteersshouldnot approachthisopportunitywith theillusionofbeingaDEFY mentorasaneasyassignment,” Parkersaid.Volunteeringcontributes to personal development such as building and maintainingpersonalrelationshipswithyouthandstaffand developing mentoring skills.
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“TheSailorsstandingbeforeyoudisplayedexceptionalleadershipandstrongsenseofpersonal responsibilitythathadaprofoundimpactonthe successofthecommand,”Dominguezsaid,readingfromtheCO’sletter. “Youareherebyauthorizedtoassumethetitle andweartheuniformofthenexthigherpaygrade effectiveimmediately.Yourappointmentcarries withittheobligationthatyouexerciseincreased authorityandwillinglyacceptgreaterresponisbility.Occupyingnowapostionofgreaterauthority,youmuststrivewithareneweddedication towardthevaluedidealofservicewithhonor.” Frocked to the paygrade of E-4: SNErinSmith. SNMatthewWiedenhoeft. Frocked to the paygrade of E-5: PO3AngelocaBoudreaux. PO3BraelenGasser. PO3BruceGiulio. PO3ZacharyHaberman. PO3MalorieHildebrandt. PO3TrentonHoeller. PO3NicholasKenny. PO3DouglasSantiago. PO3CaitlinShaneyfelt. PO3MichaelVandergriff. PO3JessieWallace. Frocked to the paygrade of E-6: PO2DeonteDanley. PO2HarryDavis. PO2CodyHartmann. PO2MichaelMcewan. PO2TroyphilipObuga. PO2SeanPrior.
this?TomEwert,aninformationsystemssecurityofficerandseniorcybersecurity analyst at Navy Region Southeasthasasuggestion.“Mybest recommendationforsocialmediasafety istolockdownpermissionstofriends only,ifyoucan,”hesaid.“Ifyoucan’t lockdownpermissionstofriendsonly, becarefulwhatyousharewitheveryone.” Considerthatwhenyoupostonsocialmediathatyouareonvacationthat itcanletacriminalknowyouareaway? “Evenpostingasimplephotocanprovidecriminalinformationaboutyou,” Ewertsaid.“Learnthefeaturesofyour cameraanddisableanysettingsthattag thephotowithalocation.Geographic coordinatesareincludedinthebackgrounddataofmostpicturestoday.”
Professionalexperiencegained from volunteering includes management,logistics,administration,complextaskcompletion, and decision-making skills. Volunteers also gain valuableleadershipexperience throughteambuilding,leading teams,coaching,andevaluating performance.Volunteersgain valuableexperienceandcommandsgetbackabetterperson. “Ihavekidsandparentswho to this day still let me know howourjobhelpedtheirchild's confidenceandabilitytomake therightdecisionswhenthey wereexposedtodrugs.It'srewardingtoknowourjobhelps shapetheirfuture,”saidPO2 Mirna Morales, a five-year DEFYmentorandvolunteer. ContactPO2RachelDeWitt at (505) 328-0804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org howtoapply.FormoreinformationabouttheDEFYprogram,gotohttp:// www. public. navy. mil/ bupers-npc/ support/21st_Century_Sailor/nada p/DEFY.
Ewert also suggests that when acceptingfriendrequests,e-mailorcallto confirmthatfriendhassenttherequest. Hackerscanmakeafakepersonathat lookslikeoneofyourfriendstogetaccess to your information.As with all useraccounts,“Makesureyouusea strongpasswordtomakeitmoredifficultforahackertocrack,”hesaid. Socialmedianetworksarefunand importanttotheNavy’smissionasa helpfulmasscommunicationtool,but wehavetobeawareandkeepthesetips inmind!Agoodresourceforadditional ideasonhowtomakesocialmediasafe isthe“DefenseMediaActivityGuideto KeepingYour Social MediaAccount Secure,” which can be found at http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/OPSEC/ docs/Policy/WEB_Guide_to_Keeping_Your_Social_Media_Accounts_Secure_2015.pdf.
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contractwiththeDepartmentofDefense.ESIreachedanewnetworkagreement withWalgreens,butnotCVS. Mostpharmacylocationsinthenetworkaren’tchanging,includingothermajor chainslikeRiteAidandWalmart,grocerystores,andthousandsofcommunitypharmaciesaroundthecountry.About98percentofTRICAREbeneficiariesstillhave anetworkpharmacywithinfivemilesoftheirhome. NowwhenyoufillaprescriptionatCVS,itwillbeanon-networkpharmacy. Thismeansyouwillhavetopaythefullcostofthemedicationupfront,andfilea claimforpartialreimbursement.StartingonDec.1,youcantransferyourprescriptiontoWalgreens,oranyotherpharmacyintheTRICAREretailpharmacynetwork.TRICAREPharmacyHomeDeliveryandmilitarypharmaciesmayalsobe lowercostchoicesforsomebeneficiaries.Formore,callESIat(855)778-1417.
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is
a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (Dec. 9 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. ___________________________________________________________________
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Events of WWII to be commemorated over four years From Naval History and Heritage Command
n Dec. 7, Americans around the world paused to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which drew the United States into World War II. For the U.S. Navy it signaled the beginning of four years of commemorative events and close review of the history of what was a transformative event for the Navy, the nation and the world. “World War II history has always been of intense interest to both our service and the country at large – and for very good reason,” said Naval History and Heritage Command Director Sam Cox. “It was a worldwide conflict with existential consequences that continue to unfold, and it affected every American. While the broad strokes of the war are familiar from cinema, books, video games, and popular culture, this anniversary is a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the events in real time.” As U.S. Navy ships and units around the globe hold commemorative World War II events, the Naval History and Heritage Command will provide historical and commemorative support enabling the fleet to remember the past and inspire the future. This will include: • Highlighting the toughness, initiative, accountability and integrity of
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American Sailors and Navy civilians throughout the war and how their actions inspire the same attributes in Navy people today, • Showcasing the innovative spirit of World War II Sailors and the American industrial base which lives on today in the strong connection between the Navy and its partners in industry. • Illustrating the United States’ commitment to regional security and maintaining strong alliances, and how, since the end of World War II, regional powers including Japan and Germany, have evolved and are major contributors to peace and prosperity worldwide. • Emphasizing that with partnerships spanning the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, America is a maritime nation whose security is tied to the sea and depends on a capable and credible U.S. Navy. Cox believes studying the events in the order and pace at which they actually happened will allow Americans to get away from a rote “date and event” view of history. He said the intent is to dig deeper, rediscovering past lessons and shaping new
The USS California (BB 44) sinks beside Ford Island as a result of bomb and torpedo damage Dec. 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as other damaged ships burn in the distance. U.S. Navy photo from the National Archives
ones. Equally important are the amazing stories of dedication and sacrifice during the war that will inspire Sailors and the rest of America today. “The Pearl Harbor attack alone gives us the extraordinary valor of Sailors such as Chief Boatswain Edwin Hill, then-Warrant-Officer Machinist Donald Ross, and Machinist’s Mate First Class Robert Scott,” he said. “Events like the Battle of the Atlantic and the defense of Wake Island provide us hard-won lessons on intelligence, command and control, strategy, decision making, operations security, logistics and more. Every
day that the Navy gets underway on the same seas and straits where these battles unfolded, we must use history to understand not only what we did right, but what we did wrong, to not forget the hard lessons we learned in the past and to think more critically, with fresh insights, about the future.” The Naval History and Heritage Command’s website features a World War II collection page (www.history.navy.mil/wwii) that will continue to grow over the next four years where visitors will find links to information and resources that tell the story of the world at war and the role played by America’s Navy.
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IW students participate in Warrior Day events Story, photos by PO3 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training
tudents at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in a multiple-sport competition after completing their holiday safety training Nov. 18. The competition, nicknamed “Warrior Day,” gave “A” and “C” school students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and compete against their fellow Sailors, Soldiers and Marines, or to join together and participate in a formation run around Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station. Events included flag football, bowling, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, darts and bag toss. “Our goal was to build up a spirit of teamwork, and to remind our students that we are warfighters first,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Eduardo Mejias, IWTC Corry Station's command senior enlisted leader. “While today is still dedicated to training, this is a different type of training than we usually do. We wanted to build on our students’ sense of camaraderie and esprit de corps with some healthy fun and competition.” Before gathering at the track and other fields around NASP Corry Sta-
tion, students attended a safety stand down briefing in their classrooms. The annual training reinforced key topics such as responsible drinking, motorcycle safety, suicide prevention, and sexual assault prevention and reporting. Students were also provided training on topics specific to safety during the holiday season. Warrior Day was organized by the IWTC Corry Station staff, and food and drinks were provided by the NASP Corry
Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, speaks to students before commencing the command’s “Warrior Day” event. Warrior Day is a series of athletic competitions aimed at promoting resiliency, teamwork and physical fitness among IWTC Corry Station students.
Station Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) team. “Events like Warrior Day give us all a chance to unwind a little bit while still building on teamwork,” said SN Thomas Anderson, a “C” school
student in the information systems technician rating. “The leadership did a great job of providing a wide variety of events that everyone can participate in, regardless of their athletic ability.” Christopher Cmdr.
Sailors at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station play ultimate Frisbee during the command’s “Warrior Day” event. Warrior Day is a series of athletic competitions aimed at promoting resiliency, teamwork and physical fitness among IWTC Corry Station students.
Eng, IWTC Corry Station’s commanding officer, said Warrior Day helped boost the command’s morale and brought together Sailors from all of the school houses to show their competitive spirit. “As I walked through the compounds this morning, I saw a lot of spirit in the faces of the students,” said Eng. “It was great seeing our students show so much enthusiasm for healthy competition. This was also an exercise in resiliency, because not everybody can win their event. We wanted our students to know that they can still contribute to their team if they don’t win by moving past their loss and cheering their teammates on to victory.”
Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare (IW) across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit http://www. navy. mil/local/cid/, http: //www. netc.navy.mil.centers/CIWT/,http://www.fac ebook.com/NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter.com/ NavyCIWT.
‘Keep the Wreath Green’ campaign kicks off From myescambia.com
Escambia County Fire Rescue, in collaboration with the Pensacola Fire Department, launched its annual “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign Dec. 1. This campaign is designed to promote fire safety during the month of December, with both departments hoping to reduce the number of fires during this time. During the month-long campaign, five-foot wreaths will be on display at 18 county fire stations and five city fire stations, with wreaths also placed outside Escambia County’s Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall near the food court entrance. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens
of the dangers posed by fires in residential home. Escambia County Fire Rescue and the Pensacola Fire Department offer the following daily holiday safety tips: Dec. 9: Have a plan in case you have a fire: Know two ways out of every room and practice them to make sure you can do it. Dec. 10 : Make sure you crawl low under smoke and feel closed doors for heat. If you come to a door that is warm, find another way out. Dec. 11: If you become trapped, close doors and stuff the door cracks to keep smoke out. Try to call 911 and let them know exactly where you are, and signal for help from a window. Dec. 12: Pay special attention to young children, elderly people and the disabled. Be sure to include them in your plan. Dec. 13: Get out as fast as you can and
stay out. Never go back inside. Once you’re safely outside, have someone go to a neighbor’s house and call 911. Dec. 14: Remember, matches and lighters are tools for adults. Store them in a safe place out of reach of children. Also, teach youngsters to never touch matches or lighters and instead tell a grownup if they find them. Dec. 15: Have a fire extinguisher readily available in your home, and make sure it is fully charged. Know how to use your fire extinguisher. Remember the PASS system: Pull the pin. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Squeeze the trigger lever. Sweep the stream side-to-side at the base of the fire. Dec. 16: Have your chimney and fireplace inspected by a professional to make sure they are clean and free of obstructions. Never burn paper or trash in the fireplace.
Dec. 17: Be sure your fireplace is covered with a metal screen or glass doors to prevent the spread of sparks and fire. Dec. 18: Make sure to have a working smoke alarm outside of every bedroom and on every level of your house. Make sure to test them monthly and change batteries every time you change your clocks. Dec. 19: With children out of school, people doing yard work, dry vegetation, high winds and low humidity, remember that wildfires can happen quickly. Dec. 20: If you are enjoying the great outdoors during the holidays, don’t leave campfires or warming fires unattended – make sure they are completely out. Dec. 21: Never leave cooking food unattended. Handles on stovetop pots should be turned away from the front, so they won’t be accidentally tipped or knocked over.
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Six things to know about BRS From Chief of Naval Personnel
ecently, the Navy released NavAdmin 259/16, which serves as the official notification of eligibility to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Additionally, the Navy plans to send emails to all eligible Sailors notifying them of the retirement system choices they may have to make during 2018. Here are six things Sailors should know about opting in to BRS. 1. BRS new retirement option for some Sailors. The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act created a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to service membersâ€™ Thrift Savings Plan account. Some Navy members may have the choice to stay with the legacy retirement system or opt into the BRS. No service member will be automatically moved to the BRS. 2. Who can opt-in to BRS? While Sailors with a Date of Initial Entry into Military Service (DIEMS) on or before Dec. 31, 2017, are automatically grandfathered under the current retirement system, some may be eligible to choose to opt-in to BRS depending on their length of services. Active-duty Sailors are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31, 2017, and they have less than 12 years of serv-
ice as of Dec. 31, 2017, based on their Pay Entry Base Date (PEBD). Reserve component members, including Full Time Support members, are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31 2017, and they have accumulated fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of Dec. 31, 2017. United States Naval Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps Midshipmen and Delayed Entry Program members are opt-in eligible if their DIEMS is on or before Dec. 31, 2017. 3. Opt-in enrollment window. The enrollment window for Sailors to opt-in to BRS is Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018. Opt-in eligible Sailors must be in a paid status at the time of enrollment. If Sailors meet the opt-in requirements but are not in a paid status during the election window, they will be given an opportunity to enroll during their first period of paid status. Hardship extensions to the enrollment window for opt-in eligible members who are unable
to enroll in BRS during the 2018 enrollment period will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 4. Notification of BRS optin eligibility. Eligible Sailors will receive notification of opt-in eligibility
via e-mail at their e-mail address in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS). Additionally, commands should notify all opt-in eligible members within their command. Command administration departments should contact their
personnel support divisions on a regular basis to access a list of all opt-in eligible members within their command. 5. Making the opt-in decision. The decision to stay in the current retirement system or optin to BRS is an important and irrevocable decision that eligible Sailors must make based on their individual circumstances. That is why all Navy commands must ensure that opt-in eligible members complete the Blended Retirement System Opt-In Course. This course will be available in January 2017 on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) and Navy E-learning. Though this course will be accessible by all service members, it is mandatory for opt-in eligible service members. 6. Required training for Navy leaders and Sailors not eligible to opt-in to BRS. In an effort to facilitate a smooth transition to BRS, Navy members not eligible to opt-in are required to complete the BRS Leaderâ€™s Training course that is now available on JKO at http:/ /jko. jten.mil/ (course #: J3OP-US1330) and the Navy Elearning website at https:// www. nel. navy. mil (course #: JKDDC-BRS-LTI-1.0). For the most up-to-date information on BRS and links to training, go to the Uniform Services Blended Retirement web page at http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement. For complete information on BRS opt-in requirements and notification, read NavAdmin 259/16 at www.npc.navy.mil.
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NASWF selects Sailors of the Year By Ens. Brittany Shields NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently designated the Sailor of the Year (SoY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSoY) and Blue Jacket of the Year (BJoY) for fiscal year 2016. PO1 Jerry A. Garcia, PO2 Kyle Wyrock and PO3 Tinea A. Lewis were chosen to be the Sailor, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket of the Year, respectively. The SoY must embody “a history of sussuperior tained performance, command impact, mission contribution, proven leadership, dedication to self-improvement, outstanding professionalism, and superior personal appearance,” according to OpNavInst 1700.10N. SoY candidates consistently demonstrate exceptional performance and personal standards. They exhibit passion for improving the lives of those around them, both within the workplace and the community. SoY recipient Garcia serves as the fire and emergency services leading petty officer and is directly responsible for firefighter teams, stations, and equipment pertaining to NAS Whiting Field across five counties and two states. He supervised the training of scores of fire captains, fire instructors, fire officer instructors and fire inspector instructors. His leadership led to 126 certifications, 522 live fire training exercises, and more than1,400 hours of training, making NAS
Whiting Field’s Fire & Emergency Services (Gulf Coast) department the most certified department in the Navy Southeast Region. Garcia’s leadership also fostered growth in the people around him. He developed an in-rate study group for his Sailors; his passion and dedication contributed to 10 advancements, four JSoQs, two BJoQs and 27 re-enlistments.
Garcia also volunteered with local veterans. He completed yard work for wounded veterans that were physically unable to care for their homes. He also worked the “Horses for Heroes” charity event, which enabled wounded veterans to spend time with horses as a form of stress relief. “Petty Officer Garcia is the total package,” NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd A.
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Bahlau asserted. “He exemplifies the Navy’s core values in every aspect. The impact he made within the command and the community is matched only by his integrity and moral character. He is an asset in every endeavor.” JSoY recipient Wyrock works as the fire captain at Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Harold. He and his team of six executed 87 fire drills and were on station for 116,000 flight evolutions this year. Wyrock also assisted in the qualification
of more than 20 fire fighters, 13 air rescue and fire fighting driver operators, three fire captains, six fire instructors and four fire officers. The Harold NOLF was ranked as Fire Station of the Quarter for the second and third quarter of fiscal year 2016. Wyrock also volunteered off-duty for several local events. He participated in the Blackwater River clean-up, working the Santa Rosa fair and Blueberry Festival, and working at the Santa Rosa Library. Wyrock also coordinated and managed volunteer events such as “Cram the Van,” which provided 1,000 book bags for school children. “He’s an exceptional deckplate leader, pillar to the community, and technical expert of aircraft firefighting,” described department head Lt. Mark Rodriguez. “He has my complete faith and confidence.” BJoY recipient Lewis functions as the North Field tower supervisor and flight planning supervisor, a position traditionally held by senior second class or first class petty officers. She led a four member team (some senior to her paygrade) in
tower operations, including the safe execution of 69,566 flight operations, 2,903 ground controlled approaches, and the filing and processing of 40,000 flight plans and flight notification messages. Lewis’s leadership also improved the community and coworkers around her, including 24 professional qualifications and 18 supervisor designations. She also dedicated more than 200 hours as a team leader at a summer camp for the Drug Education for Youth program, a platform that proliferates the knowledge of healthy alternatives for substance abuse and gang involvement for children. Lewis’s department head, Cmdr. Eric Seib, emphasized that the accomplishments of Lewis set the bar high for her peers. “We need to recognize these vaulted milestones to show NAS Whiting Field Sailors the standard we expect them to follow,” Seib said. “Petty Officer Tinea Lewis has the knowledge, skills, ability, and most importantly, the personal initiative to represent NAS Whiting Field as the Blue Jacket of the Year.”
‘Rolling Thunder’ passes through NASWF ... The Rolling Thunder motorcyclists pass the “Flame of Freedom” to each member of the ride, as they will at each stop on their journey. The group is stopping at military installations across the state of Florida as they observe the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Photo by Jay Cope
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NEX mall has an Angel Giving Tree The Pensacola Navy Exchange (NEX) is partnering with NASP Corry Station Chaplain Jason Dillon in support of this year’s Angel Giving Tree project. The project supports military children in need of holiday wishes to come true. Angel ornaments adorn a Christmas tree in the front entrance of the Navy Exchange Pensacola Mall. Each ornament includes the school name, child’s age and their wish list. Patrons may choose an angel from the giving tree and sign up at the mall’s customer service desk. The unwrapped gifts and angel ornament are due back to customer service no later than Dec. 11. For more information, call Andrea Beck at 4588811.
Holiday classic features Peanuts gang
The Pensacola Little Theatre’s Treehouse Theatre production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be on stage Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 15-18. Based on the classic TV special, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. Show times are 7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 9, and 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for 12 and younger. Tickets are available online and by calling 432-2042 or at the box office from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, call 434-0257 or go to PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
Covenant boutique holding winter sale
Complete your holiday shopping and support Covenant Care during the winter sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9-11 at The Gem, 1901 North Palafox St. Admission is free and open to the public all three day. The Gem features a large variety of vintage and upscale items such as antiques, china, holiday decorations, jewelry, furniture, clothing, handbags, home accessories, collectibles and artwork of all kinds. The Gem is a donation based, volunteer driven boutique by Covenant Care, which hosts quarterly sales. All proceeds received at each sale support programs and services for patients and families under the Covenant Care family. For more information on how you can shop or donate to The Gem, call 208-7138 or go to www.choosecovenant.org.
Event at ranch has Christmas theme
Christmas in the Country will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, at the Leaning Post Ranch, 4150 Cedar Springs Road, in Molino. The cost of $5 per car includes hay rides, meet a horse, live music, an old fashioned shoot-out (2 p.m.) and a visit from Santa. Available for additional fees are food, face painting, horseback rides, pony cart rides and photography at the 100-year-old barn. The non-profit ranch offers equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding to individuals with emotional or physical disabilities, youth at risk and wounded warriors and veterans. For more information, call 587-5940 or go to www.theleaningpostranch.org.
Cajun Christmas Festival to be Dec. 10 The Pace High School Band Boosters are presenting a Cajun Christmas Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, at the Para Football Complex at 5400-5551 Limbaugh Lane. The goal of the event is to raise money for the Pace High School Band. Performances are scheduled by the Pace High School Jazz Band, the Pace High School Chorus, the Sims Middle School Band and Chorus, Bennet C. Russell and the Pace Dance Studio. There also will be a special benefit concert by Chloe Channell. Other activities will include an Army/Navy cornhole tournament, a 5K walk-run, a car and bike show, a pet parade and a Chinese auction. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.cajunchristmasfestival.com.
Flora-Bama events include Santa Drop Several holiday events are scheduled at the FloraBama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. • The Santa Drop will take place tomorrow, Dec. 10. Santa is scheduled to parachute in at noon. In the event of inclement weather, the jolly old man will arrive by fire truck. The free event begins at 11 a.m. with children’s arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, a bubble-wrap walk, sweet treats and goodie bags for the little ones. • The Make it to the Line Run/Walk and Fun Run is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 17. This rain or shine event will benefit the Secret Santa program. Advanced registration on Active.com is $30 until Dec. 16 and $35 on race day. Ages 9 and younger are free. • The annual Polar Bear Dip is scheduled for noon
Santa Claus sets up shop at NEX Santa Claus is on duty at the Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Here is a list of special events and visiting hours for the holiday season: • A Customer Appreciation Day with Santa is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, and visting hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Photos with Santa, including cats and dogs, are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17, and visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 458-8811. Jan. 1. Thousands, many in outlandish attire, will gather to hit the beach to celebrate the New Year. For more information, go to www.florabama.com.
Waste roundup scheduled for Dec. 10
The Escambia County Waste Services Department has scheduled a Regional Roundup from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Dec. 10, at the Perdido Landfill, 13009 Beulah Road. Regional Roundup events provide an opportunity for community members to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste and up to four tires per vehicle, free of charge. Hazardous household waste items include swimming pool chemicals, cleaners, drain openers, paint and paint products, fuels, gases, lawn and garden chemicals, aerosol cans and automotive repair and maintenance products. For more information, call 937-2160.
Library event has ‘Star Wars’ theme
Pensacola Library, 239 North Spring St., is planning a “Star Wars” Day from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 11, with crafts, games and more for “Star Wars” fans. Children can make mini lightsabers and “Star Wars”-themed Christmas ornaments. Adults can challenge their skills with Wii lightsaber battles and Gulf Coast Lightsaber training. A scavenger hunt is also planned. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion will be joining the festivities, as well as surprise special guests. The Solo Caffe will be open on the first floor of the library and will have a special menu for the day. For more information, call 436-5060 or go to MyWFPL.com.
Caroling planned Dec. 14 at NATTC The annual Christmas caroling with the McGuire’s Bagpipe Band will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). Hosted by the NAS chapel community, the event is an opportunity to join in the merriment of the season. The group walks between the barracks singing carols. Along the way Sailors, Marines and Airmen are invited to join the group. Caroling will start at the loop in front of the NATTC Galley, Bldg. 3900. You are also welcome to visit the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel at NAS Pensacola, which has been decorated for the holiday season. The Protestant congregation will present a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. For more information, call 452-2341.
CREDO resiliency workshop offered
A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Active-duty service members (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop teaches suicide prevention
SafeTALK workshops are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and to apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a suicidal person to a first aid intervention caregiver. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com.
Winterfest offers activities for children
Children write their Christmas wishes and deliver them to Santa, sing karaoke Christmas songs, play games with reindeer and frolic in artificial snow. These are some of the family activities available at Winterfest, based outside the Escambia County Courthouse at Palafox and Government streets. The free events are open to the public and take place today, Dec.9, and Dec. 16-18. In addition, Winterfest offers fun-filled trolley tours through Historic Seville Square and downtown Pensacola, illuminated with holiday lights. For more information, call 417-7321 or go to www.pensacolawinterfest.org.
Wreath contest gives back to community
Pen Air Federal Credit Union is holding its second annual “Give a Click for Communerosity” Holiday Wreath Contest. Residents are invited to vote for their favorite wreath on Pen Air’s Facebook page. The contest ends today Dec. 9. The 22 wreaths represent local non-profit organizations. Votes (clicks) can be cast one time per day, per person. The wreath with the most votes (clicks) wins. Cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000 will be awarded for first, second, and third place wreaths. To vote, go to Facebook.com/penair.
Christmas event features dessert, music Perdido Bay Baptist Church, 12600 Sorrento Road, is presenting Christmas Dessert Theater from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 11. Guest can enjoy complimentary dessert and an evening of Christmas music featuring carols and handbells. For more information, call 492-2604 or go to www.perdidobaybaptist.com.
Coin collectors holding holiday party
The Pensacola Coin Club will hold its annual Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a coin raffle, but there won’t be a coin presentation, auction or any club business conducted at this meeting. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.
Wreath ceremony to take place Dec. 17 Marines can register for career seminar
The Wreaths Across America ceremony and placement will begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 at Barrancas National Cemetery. In 2015, approximately 11,000 wreaths were placed at Barrancas. Organizers hope to increase the numbers this year. The last day to order wreaths was Nov 27. You may pick up the wreaths Dec. 17 or volunteers will place them for you. For more information, call 207-1217.
‘Polar Express’ pajama parties planned The magic of “The Polar Express” pulls into the National Naval Aviation Museum for “Polar Express” pajama party at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 18, with an additional showing Dec. 23. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas to watch the film about at magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas. The 2004 film is based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. All children who wear their pajamas to the movie will receive a free cup of hot chocolate and cookie from the refreshment counter. Tickets prices are $6 per person. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the museum ticket counter. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org.
Registration is now open for the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar (CCS), class 2-17. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is Jan. 20. The class dates are Feb. 6 to May 19. Registration includes the submission of the student’s Command Screening Checklist and enrollment forms (NAVMC 11580 and the AY17 Student Info Form). Students also are required to have the EPME6000 non-resident course completed. For more information, contact the Pensacola Region PME Office by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Lodge ready for holiday season
For the holiday season you can make the Navy Lodge a good choice for out-of-town guests. “Navy Lodges offer a great value with our spacious guest rooms, family suites, fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and many other amenities,” said Navy Lodge Pensacola general manager, Carla Gutierrez. The authorized patron of the Navy Lodge will need to be present to check in the guest. To make a reservation for any of the 39 Navy Lodges worldwide, call toll free at 1 (800) 628-9466 or log onto navy-lodge.com. For other military lodging options, go to dodlodging.com.
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NETC Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight
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From U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
s the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to make safety a factor in holiday decorating. Whether it is careful candle placement or checking the warning label on the holiday lights, simple safety steps can go a long way in preventing fires and injuries this year.
Annually, during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating. In addition, Christmas trees are involved in hundreds of fires resulting in an average of 15 deaths and $13 million dollars in property damage annually. Candle-related fires lead the list of hazards averaging more than 12,000 a year, resulting in 150 deaths and $393 million in property damage. “Holiday decorating-related fires and injuries most often involve defective holiday lights, unattended candles and driedout Christmas trees,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “We are providing this list of 10 simple safety steps to help keep your holiday home safe.” Use the following 10 safety tips when decorating this year: Trees and decorations: 1. When purchasing an artificial tree, DO look for the label “fire resistant.” Although this label does not mean the tree won’t catch fire, it does indicate the tree is more resistant to catching fire.
Share your message of goodwill this holiday season with a dazzling display of lights – but take care to prevent injuries to yourself and others while decorating. Photo by Mike O’Connor
2. When purchasing a live tree, DO check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, and needles are hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent between your
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fingers. The bottom of a fresh tree is sticky with resin, and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles. 3. When setting up a tree at home, DO place it away from heat sources such as fireplaces, vents, and radiators. Because heated rooms dry out live trees rapidly, be sure to monitor water levels and keep the stand filled with water. Place the tree out of the way of traffic, and do not block doorways. 4. In homes with small children, DO take special care to avoid sharp, weighted or breakable decorations, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children who could swallow or inhale small pieces, and avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to eat them. Lights: 1. Indoors or outside, DO use only lights that have been tested for safety by a nationally-recognized testing laboratory, such as UL or ETL/ITSNA.
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2. Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets. DON’T use electric lights on a metallic tree. 3. If using an extension cord, DO make sure it is rated for the intended use. 4. When using lights outdoors, DO check labels to be sure the lights have been certified for outdoor use and only plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected receptacle or a portable GFCI. Candles 1. Keep burning candles within sight. DO extinguish all candles before you go to bed, leave the room or leave the house. 2. DO keep lighted candles away from items that can catch fire and burn easily, such as trees, other evergreens, decorations, curtains and furniture. Get a free brochure with more holiday decorating safety tips at CPSC’s web site www.cpsc.gov .
Jokes & Groaners Ho, ho, ho. Q: What do you call an elf who sings? A: A “wrapper.” Q: What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel. Q: What nationality is Santa Claus? A: North Polish. The four stages of life: 1. You believe in Santa Claus. 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus. 3. You dress up as Santa Claus. 4. You look like Santa Claus.
Christmas riddles What do you call the fear of getting stuck in a chimney? Santaclaustrophobia. What do you call a child who doesn’t believe in Santa? A rebel without a Claus.
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Navy training recognizes top civilians From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
aval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized outstanding civilian performers Dec. 2, by honoring the Junior and Senior Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) for the third quarter of 2016. The awards were presented by NETC Commander Rear Adm. Mike White during an award ceremony held aboard NAS Pensacola. Steven M. Blankman, a general engineer in the Logistics department (N4), was selected as the senior CoQ. Blankman found solutions for a series of long-standing issues across the NETC domain involving contract support and execution for training equipment maintenance, repair and replacement. By partnering with subject matter experts (SMEs) and policymakers from five commands his efforts led to new guidance allowing work to be inclusive and expedited. “I like working at NETC because I am able to have a positive impact for Sailors from various warfare enterprises across the country and out as far as Europe and Japan,” said Blackman, who is responsible for surface and air warfare training infrastructure throughout
NETC. “Mr. Blankman’s idea for streamlining contract support and training equipment maintenance was so impactful that NavFac (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) and NavSup (Naval Supply Systems Command) chose to apply it for implementation across the entire Navy,” said Charlie Bailey, NETC training readiness director. J. Tara Calhoun, an information technology specialist in the information technology (IT) department (N6), was selected as the junior CoQ. Calhoun taught herself the Java programing language and worked in collaboration with other software developers to migrate the domain-wide student
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account and training scheduling program from an Oracle-based platform to a Java platform. “It is due to Ms. Calhoun’s actions, that one of the first applications on the corporate side of CeTARS (Corporate Enterprise Training Activity Resource Systems) was successfully re-platformed in Java,” said Ray Delem o s , C e TA R S technical program manager. Calhoun was a student at the University of West Florida when her professors recommended her for a student trainee position in the NETC IT department at Saufley Field in Pensacola, where she first began working with CeTARS. “I like the diversity in the different tasks we have to per-
form,” Calhoun said. “I enjoy learning more than one trade or skill and everyone here seems to wear multiple hats – it is inspiring to watch and even better to partake in.” Calhoun previously served in the Army as a human intelligence collector.
NETC is the largest shore command in the Navy and is comprised of more than 12,000 military and staff personnel at more than 230 subordinate activities and detachments in the United States and at remote sites overseas. NETC provides training and education to more than 31,000 students on any given day. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit http://www. navy.mil/ local/cnet/ or on Facebook at http:// www. facebook. com/ netcpao/. For more information, visit www. navy. mil, http:// www. face book. com/usnavy, or http:// www. twitter.com/ usnavy. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit http:// www.
VA leaders to host health care town hall for veterans From Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Public Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has scheduled a town hall event at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 for veterans who receive health care services from VA. The event will take place in the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, located at 790 Veterans Way, along Highway 98 in west Pensacola. This event is designed to be an open forum for veterans receiving care from VA. VA’s goal is to ensure veterans, their families, and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard and have their health care concerns addressed by senior GCVHCS officials and/or subject-matter expert(s). Veterans receiving care from any GCVHCS facilities (Biloxi, Miss.; Mobile, Ala. and Pensacola, Eglin and Panama City in Florida) are welcome to attend this event.
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Mardi Gras season kicks off Jan. 6 in Pensacola Story, photo from Visit Pensacola
eads and MoonPies will soon be flying overhead as Pensacola gets ready for the traditional Mardi Gras celebrations and parades.
The settings are historic downtown and Pensacola’s beaches, and all events are family friendly, free and open to the public. The season officially begins with a Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick-Off Celebration “parade in reverse” – a highspirited celebration in the tradition of a 12th Night Party that takes place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6. More than 40 krewes and their floats park along Pensacola’s waterfront. People gather in the streets and go from float to float to collect beads and other throws. A Catholic priest
blesses the floats, declaring them ready to participate in Mardi Gras. The celebration continues until about 11 p.m. when the krewes cut Pensacola’s first, official king cake. “What makes Pensacola’s Mardi Gras so special is that we concentrate all our parades into one big weekend, and the krewes pride themselves on their throws,” Danny Zimmern, president of Pensacola Mardi Gras, said. “Many of Pensacola’s Krewes have themes that celebrate Pensacola’s heritage.” Pensacola’s parades are packed into a single weekend, Feb. 24-26. Visitors
A group of spectators line Palafox Street waiting to catch beads during a past Mardi Gras parade.
can watch the spectacle of Pensacola’s only nighttime illuminated parade, the Krewe of Lafitte Parade, starting at 8 p.m. Feb. 24. The parade rolls down Palafox Street. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade is the
biggest, best-known event of the season, often attracting upward of 75,000 people. This year’s parade takes place at 2 p.m. Feb. 25. The parades will wrap with the Pensacola Beach Krewe of Wrecks Parade at 2 p.m. on Via De Luna. “Mardi Gras in Pensacola continues to grow,” Zimmern said. “More people are realizing it’s safe, free and fun for the entire family. There are great parades, easy parking, and excited but well-behaved crowds.” Mardi Gras celebrations aren’t limited to Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. Neighbors in Perdido Key have their own line-up of fun, unique celebrations — including the Pirate Flotilla on Saturday, Feb. 18. For more information, go to www.visitpensacola.com.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
Weather permitting, Santa will arrive by parachute for an annual holiday event tomorrow at Flora-Bama Lounge. Photo from Flora-Bama Lounge
By Janet Thomas
Gosport Staff Writer
There will be holiday fun at every turn this weekend. Events include parades and other merriment. Here is a sampling: â€˘ The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade: 5:15 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, along Palafox Street. The annual parade will feature 90 entries and eight bands from Escambia County, New Orleans and Mississippi. For more information, go to www.coxpensacolachristmasparade.org. â€˘ Winterfest: Trolley tours and other activities will take place today, Dec. 9, and Dec. 1618 in downtown Pensacola. A variety of tours, performances, â€œreindeer games,â€? Christmas lights and other entertainment are offered. For more information,
call 417-7321 or go to www.pensacolawinterfest.org. â€˘ ZooLights: 5 to 9 p.m. today through Dec. 27 (closed Dec. 25) at Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Lighting displays are set up throughout the zoo. Ice sculpting demonstrations and performances are scheduled. Admission is $10 for adults and children. For more information, call 932-2229 or go to www.gulfbreezezoo.org. â€˘ Santa Drop: Noon, tomorrow, Dec. 10, the Flora-Bama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. Santa Claus will arrive by parachute. The free event begins at 11 a.m. activities for the little ones. For more information, go to www.florabama.com. â€˘ Christmas On The Coast: 7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 9,
and tomorrow, Dec. 10, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. The Pensacola Childrenâ€™s Chorus will perform in the annual holiday production. For more information, call 434-7760 or go to www. pensacolachildrenschorus.com. â€˘ Victorian holiday traditions: Learn how families celebrated the season in the late 19th century during a tour of Historic Pensacola Village. Tours start at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Dec. 23 at the Lear/Rocheblave House, 214 E. Zaragoza St. Program included in village admission; $8 for adults and $4 for children ($7 for 65 and older, military and AAA members). For information, call 595-5985 or go to www. historicpensacola.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
â€œAlmost Christmas,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œArrival,â€? PG, 8 p.m.; â€œTrollsâ€? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œHacksaw Ridge,â€? R, 7 p.m.
â€œAlmost Christmas,â€? PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; â€œArrival,â€? PG, 2 p.m.; â€œCollateral Beauty,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); â€œInferno,â€? PG-13, 8 p.m.; â€œTrollsâ€? (2D), PG, noon; â€œHacksaw Ridge,â€? R, 5:30 p.m.
â€œTrollsâ€? (2D), PG, noon and 5 p.m.; â€œHacksaw Ridge,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œKeeping Up With the Jonses,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œArrival,â€? PG, 3 p.m.; â€œOuija: Origin of Evil, PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œDoctor Strangeâ€? (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
Portside Cinemas will be closed Dec. 12.
â€œTrollsâ€? (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œDoctor Strangeâ€? (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; â€œInferno,â€? PG13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œJack Reacher: Never Go Back,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œTyler Perryâ€™s Boo! A Madea Halloween,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œInferno,â€? PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; â€œAlmost Christmas,â€? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œDoctor Strangeâ€? (2D), PG13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œTrollsâ€? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œHacksaw Ridge,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œArrival,â€? PG, 5:10 p.m.; â€œKeeping Up With the Jonses,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
â€˘ Holiday Breakfast Express with Santa and Friends: Pensacola MWR has announced the return of the breakfast, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 10, at the Oaks Restaurant at A.C. Read Golf Course. Event will feature pictures with Santa and arts and crafts. There will be three seatings at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Each seating is limited to 85 people. Breakfast tickets are $3 per person (ages 1 and older) and are available at â€˘ Saints tickets: the Oaks RestauThe Information, Tickrant and A.C. ets and Travel (ITT) Read Golf Club. office at the NEX Mall Tickets include has tickets on sale for to entrance the New Orleans Santaâ€™s WorkSaints vs. the Tampa shop, where chilBay Buccaneers dren will collect a game at noon Dec. 24 free bag of toys. at the Mercedes-Benz Event is open to Superdome in New all DoD ID cardOrleans. Upper level holders. For more seats are available for information, call $42 to $58. For more 452-3859. information, call 452â€˘ Sneak pre6354. view: 5 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 10, Portside Twin Cinema. Sneak preview of â€œCollateral Beauty,â€? starring Will Smith. Get your free tickets early. Box office opens at 10 a.m. For more information, call 452-3523. â€˘ Java Jingle Fun Run: 8 a.m. Dec. 14 at Radford Fitness Center. Come jingle-jangle your way through the holiday fun run and finish with a warm mug of cocoa (or coffee). Every participant receives half off any food or beverage at the Radford Starbucks. No sign up. For more information, call 452-9845. â€˘ Splash and Dash: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. A quick swim and run before the holidays. Event is open to MWR patrons of all ages. It is free to participate. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ Tower of Power Water Slide: Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 and noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Climb the inflatable mountain water slide. There will also be water basketball and rolling logs. Normal aquatic fees apply. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ FootGolf: Try a new sport at A.C. Read Golf Course: They have a new FootGolf Course. Cost is $9 for military and guests, $10 for DoD and guests and $5 or age 17 and younger. For information, call 452-2454. â€˘ Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.
Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 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://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday.
• Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist Seventh-day Adventist • Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Conflict Resolution and Management: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Practice skills that prevent conflicts from escalating and learn how to work with others to solve problems. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Ask an Expert Hotline: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19. For more information, or to make reservations, call, 452-5990. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 16. Each type of disaster requires different meas-
ures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday of month. Learn techniques for managing stress. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 29. The veterans service organization, AmVets (American Veterans), sponsors numerous programs that offer help to veterans and their families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. • Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida needs volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. The organization educates young people about business, economics and free enterprise. For more information, go to www.janwfl.org. • Optimist Club of Gulf Breeze: Volunteers needed to help with Christmas tree sales
3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 15. • Operation Homefront: A Holiday Meals for Military distribution event is planned for Dec. 13 in Fort Walton Beach. For more information, go to www. operationhomefront.net. The outreach office keeps track of volunteer hours. Report volunteer work to get due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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