NAS Pensacola holiday gate hours ... Main gates at NASP and NAS Pensacola Corry Station will operate on regular schedule. • NASP West Gate will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 and will close at noon Dec. 31. NASP West Gate will be closed Jan. 1, 2017. • NASP Corry Station Gate 7 will be closed from 4 p.m. today, Dec.16, until 5 a.m. Jan. 9, 2017.
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NASP Corry Station opens teen center Story, photo by Marshall Pesta MWR Marketing
They serve around the world, from the shores of Pensacola to the deserts in Bahrain; moving from place to place every few years, dealing with challenges their civilian counterparts can scarcely imagine. No; not our military personnel – their children. Now the Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) has opened the NASP Corry Station Teen Center to bring those military children together to help develop strong future leaders. The new program kicked off with an open house Dec. 6 at the Corry Station Youth Center. Headed by Kathy James,
youth director, and Ron Burt, youth fitness and teen coordinator, the new program will bring teens together three times a week for fellowship and personal development in a safe and fun environment. In addition to the weekly activities, the center will also offer field trips (field trip fees may apply). This new group already has some outstanding youth to include a group that participated in CYP Teen Center Bahrain. This experience helped to shape the young lives of these military children. Ethan Hubbard, a senior at Tate High School, said it was critical to him developing leadership skills that he is currently using for See Teen center on page 2
NASP Corry Station Youth Center Director Kathy James explains the benefits of the new teen center to a family at an open house event Dec. 6.
Santa Claus brings Christmas to NAS Pensacola ... The arrival of Santa Claus aboard a fire truck was one of the highlights of the Selected Children’s Christmas Party Dec. 9 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Fred G. Smalley Youth Center. Each child got a chance to meet the jolly gentleman and pre-selected gifts that were purchased and wrapped by volunteers were handed out. Photo by Janet Thomas For story and more photos, see page 4A
Wreaths Across America to take place at BNC tomorrow, Dec. 17 From Dayre Lias Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon
Since 2008 Congress has issued a proclamation each year officially recognizing “Wreaths Across America Day” in December. On this day each year, volunteers place wreaths on individual veter-
ans’ graves in more than1,100 locations throughout the U.S., with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national cemeteries on foreign soil. This year the placement of wreaths at NAS Pensacola’s Barrancas National Cemetery (BNC) will be tomorrow, Dec. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Children and
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honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. At 11 a.m. a remembrance ceremony will take place near the Committal Shelter at the Barrancas Visitors Center. Remarks are scheduled to be made by U.S. See Wreaths on page 2
NAS Pensacola holiday services From Command Chaplain’s Office
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Today’s issue of your homebase newspaper marks the last edition of the year. Per our contract with the printer, Ballinger Publishing, we print 50 issues annually, so the December holiday period is a time when Gosport takes a break. The newspaper will return to distribution Jan. 6, 2017; any classified ads placed during the next two weeks will appear in that issue. On behalf of NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, the NASP Public Affairs staff and Ballinger Publishing, we wish you all very safe and happy holidays.
adults from several local area schools and non-profit organizations will place wreaths at several veterans’ head stones. Veterans and casualties from the Civil War to recent conflicts are interred at BNC. It is an excellent opportunity to teach younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of
Base officials, foresters and NAS Pensacola Public Works Department (PWD) personnel celebrate Navy Tree Awareness Week with the planting of a sand live oak Dec. 8. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Protestant: • Contemporary Candle Light Service: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Christmas Mass: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 25, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel.
Catholic: • Christmas Eve Mass: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Christmas Day Mass: 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Loreto Chapel; noon, Corry Station Chapel. • New Year’s Day Mass: 8:30 a.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel; noon Jan. 1, Corry Station Chapel.
NASP holds planting ceremony for ‘Tree City USA’ certification By Jade Woll SCA Americorps Intern
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola held its 22nd annual tree planting ceremony Dec. 8, which puts the base one step closer to its 22nd consecutive year as a member of Tree City USA. Tree City USA is a program created by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This program
has been working to manage and expand communities’ public trees since 1976. In order to meet Tree City USA status, the community must meet the four core standards of urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry See Tree City on page 2
World War II vets honored at ceremony ... World War II veteran Edgar Harrell, a survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35), poses with a group of Navy ensigns during a Dec. 7 ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by Janet Thomas
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Soldiers vs. Sailors: Football rivalry continues at IWTC Corry Station Story from Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Navystaffandstudentsat InformationWarfareTraining Command (IWTC) Corry Station took on their Army counterpartsinanannualflag footballgameDec.10. Theschoolhouse’scontest, whichoccurseveryyearbeforetheArmy-Navycollege football game, brought students and staff together to promotemoraleandpridein theirrespectiveservices. “Eventslikethisbringus togetheraswebondthrough competition,”saidPO2MarvinBonneyvilleoftheNavy team.“Thistraditionhasbeen goingonforalongtime,and itfeelsgreattobeapartofit.” Navy took the lead early
Chief Petty Officer Mack Osborne scores a touchdown during an Army-Navy football game at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station. The Navy team won the game with a score of 35-13. Photo by PO1 Brandon Greene
on as they scored the first touchdownofthegameinthe
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hisJROTCclass. “Itcanbeverydifficulttobe adependentinthemilitary,” saidHubbard.“TheteencenterinBahraintaughtmealot aboutmyself,anditbrought memorethanjustfriends,it broughtmenewfamilymembers.” One of those new family memberswasHannahLemon, a sophomore at Escambia HighSchool.Lemonhasused herexperiencetobreakoutof hershell,anddevelopgoalsfor herfuture.Sheiscurrentlyon track to do dual enrollment, withagoaltofinishherassociate’s degree by the time she finisheshighschool.Shealso recently participated in the NASPensacolaMilitaryChild oftheYearcompetition. “I can’t begin to express howthankfulIamformyexperiencewiththeTeenCenter in Bahrain,” said Lemon. “When I began, I was shy, timid,scaredeven,butthishas givenmeachancetoexpress myselfandpreparemetolead othersinapositivedirection.” AsthePensacolacentergets started,theywillbeopenthree times a week, Monday, WednesdayandFridayfrom4 to7p.m.Theywillbeopen during the holiday break, Dec.27-29, providing teens’ activitiestoenjoyontheirtime off.Youtharealsowelcometo bringtheirnon-militaryfriends fromschool. Theteencenterislocatedat 4118Children’sLaneonboard NASP Corry Station and is opentoages13-18.Itisassociatedwiththefollowingprograms to include, the Boy’s andGirl’sClubofAmerica,4H, Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, Money Matters, CareerLaunchandYouthof theMonth.Newmemberscan completetheChildandYouth Programs registration at the centerfreeofcharge.Formore information,call453-3490.
Rep.WalterBryan“Mike”Hill; Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command; and Capt.ChristopherMartin,commanding officer NAS Pensacola.Theceremonywillrun concurrentlywithceremoniesat Arlington National Cemetery and U.S. National Cemeteries around the country and the world. Volunteers who place a wreathsonaveteran’sgraveare encouragedtosaythatveteran’s namealoudandtakeamoment tothankthemfortheirserviceto thecountry. Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, and wife of WAA founder Morrill Worchester summedupwhatmotivatesthe volunteers. “Wearenothereto‘decorate graves,’”shesaid.“We’rehere to remember not their deaths, buttheirlives.” All non DoD-affiliated WreathsAcrossAmericavolunteers/visitors must enter NAS Pensacola via the main gate from8a.m.tonoon;theywill notbeallowedaccesspriorto8 a.m.orafternoon. For more information, includingmapsandspecificNAS Pensacolaaccessprocedures,go www. barrancas wreaths.com.
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members,” said PO1 TimothyBecker.“Itwasafunand beautiful day to play football.” Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station,aspartoftheCenter for Information Warfare Training,providesacontinuumoftrainingtoNavyand joint service personnel that preparesthemtoconductinformationwarfareacrossthe fullspectrumofmilitaryoperations. For more news from the CenterforInformationWarfare Training organization, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, www. facebook. com/ Navy CIWT, or www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.
NAS Pensacola personnel take turns helping cover the roots of a newly planted sand live oak. Photo by Mike O’Connor Tree City from page 1
andcelebratingArborDay. TreeCityUSAemphasizestheimportanceof havingahealthyandsustainableurbanforestry program in communities across the United States.Thisyear,NASPensacoladedicatedthe weekofDec.5-8asTreeAwarenessWeek.This weekrepresentedtheimportanceofNASPensacola’surbanforestryprogram.TheTreePlanting Ceremony tops off the week, celebrating NASPensacola’shardworkanddedication,resultinginthesuccessfulurbanforestryprogram wehavetoday. Urbanforestrynotonlyaddsaestheticbeauty tothebase,butprovidesmultiplebenefitssuchas shade,erosioncontrol,improvedairqualityand more.Thisyear’stree,asandliveoak,willnot onlyprovideshadeandcoveragebutwillprovidehabitatandfoodformanyofthespecieson base. “Thesandliveoakrepresentsmuchofwhat thisinstitutionstandsfor:durability,strength,and resistance.Eachtraithasbeenakeycomponent
ofournavalservicessince1775,andthissand liveoakwillbeasymbolofNASPensacola’s embodiment of those attributes,” said NASP CommandingOfficerCapt.ChristopherMartin. Theceremonywasheldonthewestsideof NAS Pensacola’s Navy Medicine Operation TrainingCenter(NMTOC).Thenewlyplanted oakisintendedtoreplaceanearbytreethatwas struckbylightninginNovemberandhadtobe removed.Thesandliveoakwasplacedinthe groundbybaseandforestryofficialswithassistancefrombasecontractorRegalSelectServices Inc.(RSSI)andNASPPublicWorksDepartment (PWD)personnel. NASPPublicWorksOfficerCmdr.BrentPaul thankedthoseinvolvedwiththeceremonyand theurbanforestryprogram. “Without the constant dedication and hard workofourPublicWorksandNASPensacola team,managementandmaintenanceofsucha largeexpanseofurbanareawouldnotbepossible,”Paulsaid.“Ittakescooperationfromeveryonetohaveasuccessfulforestryprogramaswe dotoday.” SAR training off NAS Pensacola ... Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Dragon Masters conduct Search and Rescue training Dec. 8 off the shores of NAS Pensacola in support of the rescue swimmer school located onboard the base. The Dragon Masters unit flies MH-60S and is the only SAR asset along the Gulf of Mexico between Mobile, Ala., and Tampa. Photo by SN Christian Klos-Dunn
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
inganothertouchdownwith foursecondsleftinthesecond quarter to end the first halfwithascoreof13-0. Navy held a comfortable lead in the second half as Army scored for the first timeinthethirdquarterona passingplaydownthesideline.Armymanagedtoscore again in the fourth quarter, but the game ended with a scoreof35-13asNavytook homethewinner’strophy. The friendly rivalry was organized by the NavalAir StationPensacolaCorryStation Petty Officer Association. “The coordination between the Army and Navy andhowweconductedourselvesouttherewaswhatwe expect from our service
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Family photo time: The 12 takes of Christmas By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
“C’mon everybody,” I bellowed from our living room, “Let’s get this over with.” “Kids, honey,” I yelled from behind my camera. It was perched precariously on top of an Anthony’s Seafood matchbook, two beer coasters, three National Geographic magazines, a “Roget’s Thesaurus” and our coffee table — at the precise trajectory needed to capture an image of our family and the dog in front of our fireplace. Knowing that the tiniest slip of the hand (or the dog’s tail) might ruin my painstakingly calibrated line of sight, I was reluctant to move. But when no one responded to my wails, I marched off to find them. With only one day of Thanksgiving break left before the children would return to their respective schools, this task had to get done. For military families who move all the time, holiday photo cards are a legitimate form of communication. We couldn’t let a year go by without one. Twenty minutes later, I had
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managed to drag the resistant members of my family into the living room. My husband, Francis, was miffed that I forced him to abandon a riveting rerun of “House Hunters.” My son, Hayden, was annoyed that he had to pause “Dragon Warrior VII” just as he was about to master ranger class. My daughter, Anna, couldn not fathom what was so important that she had to stop texting her boyfriend. My youngest, Lilly, was pouting about being torn away from Snapchat. They were all sporting major attitudes, but it was now or never. “Listen, I don’t like this any more than you do, but our family and friends have come to expect a Molinari family photo card every year, so – backs straight, stomachs tight and get happy, damnit.” My moping gaggle huddled together on the hearth, in shared irritation over being forced to pose for a family photo. “Leave a spot for me on the left, and smile,” I ordered from behind my camera. I gingerly jabbed the camera’s timer button, careful not to knock the lens from its
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. makeshift-matchbook-coaster tripod, then leapt like an overweight gazelle across our faux Oriental rug, and into my designated position. the comments Then started.
“Mom, the camera’s blinking.” “Honey, when do you want us to smile?” “Are you sure you pressed the button, Mom?” “I don’t know,” I screeched through my grinning clenched teeth. “Just keep smiling.” “But, isn’t it supposed to fl ...,” someone said as the flash went off. It took two more takes before we realized that the camera flashed after a prescribed series of slow and fast blinks. Hayden sneezed in the middle of take number four. The phone rang during take number five. I blinked in take number six. We all got the giggles in take number seven, when Francis released a pungent belch with the odor of salami. We finally realized that we forgot to include the dog and it took two takes, three pieces of cheese and a tennis ball before he would agree to sit. Somewhere along the way, I inadvertently nudged the June 2014 issue of National Geographic, and it took me 20 minutes and three more ruined takes to get the family centered in the viewfinder again.
On take number 13, we were so desperate to end our torturous holiday photo odyssey, we all agreed to cooperate to take one final, flawless shot. With my last ounce of patience, I tapped the button with catlike precision, and pounced into position, tipping my jaw forward to hide my double chin. The children replaced their fake grins with genuine sparkling smiles. Francis leaned behind me to hide his now sweat-stained armpit. The dog sat, in perfect obedience, his ears handsomely perked. Like the townspeople of Bethlehem, we looked for the bright light that would finally bring us salvation ... “Why didn’t it flash?” Francis whispered. After another minute, Lilly extracted herself from our frozen pose, to check the camera. Peering at the digital display, she read aloud, “Change battery pack.” Realizing that a flawless family photo was never going to happen, we decided that one of the 12 takes would have to do, because reality is as perfect as a family gets.
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Santa works holiday magic at NASP Elementary students invited to annual Christmas party Story, photos by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
It was a merry day for 99 invited guests during the Selected Children’s Christmas Party Dec. 9 at the Fred G. Smalley Youth Center aboard NAS Pensacola. The annual party for children from elementary schools in Pensacola was sponsored by the First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) with the assistance of a few military spouses and several NASP departments. Volunteers were assigned to chaperone the children, who enjoyed several craft activities before lunch was served. A total of 65 military and civilian volunteers participated including 50 stuNAS Pensacola Command Master Chief CMDCM Adriana Lewis (left) and NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christo- dents from the Naval Air Technical Training Cenpher Martin (right) present a child with some holiday cheer at the NASP Selected Children’s Christmas Party.
ter (NATTC). After lunch, Santa Claus arrived aboard a fire truck. Each child got to visit Santa before receiving pre-selected gifts that had been purchased by volunteers. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Martin Christopher joined the fun by handing out candy canes. Cmdr. Dominguez, Shawn NASP executive officer, and CMDCM Adriana Lewis, NASP command master chief, also assisted with handing out the gifts. The party wrapped up about noon, when the children were transported back to their respective schools. Note: Names of children in the photographs were not included at the request of party organizers.
Volunteer Cindy Frano (left) and Marine Pvt. Tyler Grif- One of the students was presented with a holiday hat Children, including a set of twins, are full of anticipafin work on a craft project with one of the children. that was made by some of the military volunteers. tion as they line up to meet Santa.
Santa’s helpers included PO1 Nickey Wade and PO1 Elizabeth Viger. Secret San- Each student was escorted by a volunteer and got a one-on-one chance to talk to tas from around NASP purchased items from wish lists submitted by the students. Santa before being transported back to their respective schools.
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Suicide prevention: Strengthening our Navy team By Rear Adm. Ann Burkhardt www.21stcentury.navy.mil
uicide is a tragedy that extends beyond individual Sailors. It affects divisions, commands and the entire Navy family. Each loss is one too many. While much work has been done to understand the underlying causes of suicide, it is a complex issue that confronts our society as a whole, not just those of us in uniform. Over the past few years we have worked hard to strengthen our prevention and intervention strategies. In September 2015, we launched “1 Small ACT,” which is focused on people connecting with people. It advocates the importance of small acts of caring – getting to know each other and showing Sailors that you care. Additionally, this
past fall we announced the creation of a new suicide prevention program known as Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL), which is aimed at supplementing existing mental health treatment by providing continual support through the first 90 days after suicide-related behavior. However, anyone can be at
Sailors on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to increase awareness for suicide prevention. Photo by PO3 Nathan T. Beard
risk for suicide as we face life’s challenges, even the toughest among us. And while Sailors pride themselves on their mental, physical and spiritual toughness, as they should, all of us go through challenges that can be difficult to talk about. That’s why it’s imperative that we as Sailors, as individuals and as friends, look out for each other, recognize that something may not be right and then step in. Right now, in your division, your department or your command, there is someone that may need your help, who is struggling with stress or having thoughts of suicide. It’s important to recognize that suicides typically occur when Sailors are experiencing some combination of recent multiple stressors, including relationship problems, personal
or professional loss, recent career transitions, disciplinary / legal issues and financial strain. We cannot ignore the harmful effects of poor self-care, prolonged stress and chronic sleep deprivation that can be catalysts for or results of such challenges. Talking about our challenges, whether they’re operational, social or psychological in nature, makes us all better as a team and helps us create a climate of trust, which encourages Sailors to come forward and seek help in times of need. This issue doesn’t end with one conversation, a momentary action or a change of policy. And it cannot be something we only think about one month out of the year. It’s a daily effort 24/7/365. Be there for every Sailor, every day. Furthermore, it’s the respon-
sibility of Navy leaders to set a tone within our commands where Sailors have the courage to ask for help and when they do, they get the right resources and support they need. This requires that we all have awareness of the services provided by your local and embedded mental healthcare providers, Fleet and Family Support Centers, Military OneSource and the absolute confidentiality of our Navy Chaplain Corps. Talk to your shipmates. Ask them how they’re doing. Open the dialogue. It’s our duty to strengthen our Navy team, today and into the future, one Sailor at a time. Assistance is always available. Call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), www. military crisisline. net or text 838255 for free confidential support 24 /7.
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NASWF celebrates 25th year as a Tree City USA From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) celebrated its 25th consecutive year as a Tree City USA as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The designation recognizes a communityâ€™s dedication to conservation and urban renewal. This is the Arbor Day Foundationâ€™s 40th anniversary of the start of the program. NAS Whiting Field planted a live oak tree in the front lawn of the command building to recognize the completion of the annual certification requirements Dec. 6. The Arbor Day Foundation presented a banner to the command to recognize the achievement which was unfurled during the event. NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau also read a proclamation to the assembled staff announc-
ing the dates of Dec. 5-9 as Tree Week across the base. The certificate read in part: â€œ(I) declare that Whiting Field will continue to annually celebrate Tree Awareness Week during the first week of December and recognize the importance of preserving and managing our trees with planned activities for the planting of trees throughout the planting season, demonstrating our responsibility as federal land stewards.â€?
NASWF Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gleason, Commanding Officer NAS Whiting Field Capt. Todd Bahlau and Ron Cherry, Natural Resources manager, shovel dirt around a young live oak tree as a symbol of the installationâ€™s dedication to conservation and urban renewal. This is the 25th year that NAS Whiting Field has planted a tree as the final step in achieving the Arbor Day Foundationâ€™s designation as a Tree City USA. Photo by Jamie Link
The ceremony is 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 ordinance, 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. This year, the command planted several
trees to replace some that had become hazardous due to age. Those trees were prominent in some of the earliest photographs of NAS Whiting Field. â€œOver the last couple of years we had to remove three 70-plus-year-old laurel oak trees next to the command building,â€? Natural Resource Manager Ron Cherry said. â€œThis year, as we celebrated our
25th anniversary with the Tree City Program, we planted a live oak in place of the trees that had to be removed. Trees are a renewable resource, so we now have a new generation that will continue to grow for the next several hundred years. This tree will continue to serve as a symbol of NAS Whiting Fieldâ€™s commitment to a healthy environment.â€?
NAS Whiting Field Sailors wearing new ranks From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recognized the accomplishments of soonto-be-advanced Sailors during a frocking ceremony Dec. 2. Eleven Sailors were all smiles as they were able to wear the new collar devices for the first time. The frocking ceremony is a Navy tradition that provides the selected Sailors an opportunity to wear the uniform and take on the responsibilities of their new rank before they are formally ad-
NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau presents a frocking letter to PO2 Bryan Nutter during a ceremony Dec. 2. The frocking enables Nutter to wear the uniform of a petty officer first class before his formal advancement date.
vanced. Second class petty officers were frocked to first
class, third class petty officers were frocked to second class
and Airmen were frocked to third class. Each Sailor received a frocking letter from Capt. Todd Bahlau, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer, which reads in part, â€œyour appointment carries with it the obligation that you exercise increased authority and willingly accept greater responsibility. Occupying now a position of greater authority you must strive with a renewed dedication toward the valued ideal of service with honor.â€? Sailors from NAS Whiting Field selected for advancement with their new ranks were:
PO1 Kenneth Hutton, PO1 Bryan Nutter, PO2 Thomas Ballard, PO2 Lewis Mashburn Jr., PO2 Donald Sapp II, PO2 Tinea Lewis, PO3 Jasmine Gray, PO3 Jacob Boomer, PO3 Javier Herrera, PO3 Pablo Maciashernandez and PO3 Amanda Steele. Bahlau praised the Sailors on their accomplishment and urged them to appreciate the moment. â€œThis is an important milestone in your careers,â€? he said â€œI know you have worked hard to make this day happen. Congratulations on this terrific achievement.â€?
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Wreath ceremony to take place Dec. 17
The Wreaths Across America ceremony and placement will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 17, at Barrancas National Cemetery. A remembrance ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 near the committal shelter at Barrancas Visitor’s Center. Speakers will include Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Naval Education and Training; and Capt. Christopher Martin, NASP commanding officer. 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.
NEX offering photos with Santa Claus Santa Claus is on duty at the Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Photos with Santa, including cats and dogs, are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 17, and visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 458-8811.
Holiday classic features Peanuts gang
The Pensacola Little Theatre’s Treehouse Theatre production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” will be on stage Dec. 16-18. 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. 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 is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, call 434-0257 or go to Pensacola LittleTheatre.com.
Audubon members to count birds Dec. 17
Members of the Francis M. Weston Audubon Society of Pensacola have announced that this year’s Pensacola Christmas Bird Count will be held tomorrow, Dec. 17. In a bird count, participants record not just species but every bird within a 15-mile diameter circle which is divided into 12 sectors, each led by an expert with three or four birders in each party. Volunteers are welcome. Expertise level is not a criterion for helping. The more eyes and ears we have, the better the results. For the past 15 years the Pensacola count has averaged about 135 species per count with 20,000 birds. After the count, there will be a compilation at meeting that all volunteers are invited to attend. If you would like to help, contact Bill Bremser via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Francis M. Weston Audubon Society of Pensacola, go to http://fmwaudubon.org.
‘Polar Express’ 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.naval aviationmuseum.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.
Johnson Beach road closed until Dec. 22
Gulf Islands National Seashore has announced that the Johnson Beach Road will be closed through Dec. 22 for sand removal and road maintenance. The road will be closed to all traffic, including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, from the Johnson Beach parking lot to the eastern end of the road. Crews will be utilizing heavy machinery for the work. The work is being conducted in the off season to impact the least number of visitors, and to not impact shorebird and sea turtle nesting that occurs during the busy season. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/guis.
Writers welcome at open mic event
The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced special holiday hours. The store will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and remain closed Dec. 25. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 26. Hours for New Year’s Eve will be normal, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The commissary will be closed on New Year’s Day and will reopen at 8 a.m. Jan. 2. For more information, call 452-6880.
The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents a free open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The next open mic event is scheduled for Dec. 20 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to bring a holiday dish. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.
Chapel decorated for holiday season
Dates announced for Senior Follies
You are 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.
The theme for the 20th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be Seniors X 20. The song-and-dance comedy review is scheduled for Feb. 10-12 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Proceeds will go to support various senior programs in the community. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. Ticket information is available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.
Commissary announces holiday hours
Winterfest offers activities for children
Several family activities are 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 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.
Marines can register for career seminar
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
NMCRS offers interest-free loans The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) offers a safe alternative to payday loans. The Quick Assist Loan (QAL) Program is an interest-free loan for up to $500, available to active-duty Navy and Marine service members. These need-based loans are repayable by allotment within 10 months. The loans are designed to help with emergency needs for basic living expenses. Any active-duty Sailor or Marine who has no outstanding loans from the society and is in good standing is eligible to receive a QAL. To apply for a QAL, bring your most recent Leave and Earning Statement (showing all pays and entitlements) and your active-duty ID card to the NASP NMCRS office at 91 Radford Blvd. For more information, call 452-2300 or visit www.nmcrs.org.
NEX Mini Mart now has RV supplies The Navy Exchange Mini Mart Auto Care Center is now offering RV supplies for long-term visitors. Supplies are available to serve water and sanitation needs including, but not limited to, exterior wash products, awning stabilizers, wheel chocks and refrigerator bars, special biodegradable toilet paper and tank levelers. The center is in Bldg. 470 on West Avenue aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information call 458-3356.
PCARA to present gospel production PCARA Productions will be presenting gospel stage play, “If Walls Could Talk” at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Pensacola High School Auditorium. PCARA Productions is offering a Christmas Special from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 17, at the LifeWay Christian Store, 1654 Airport Blvd. Buy one ticket and get on ticket and DVD free. You can also meet members of the cast. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 2935345.
‘Twelfth Night’ performances planned “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – we’ve all sung the song. But in Shakespeare’s day, Christmas celebrations continued through Jan. 5, and Twelfth Night, being the last night, was often a major party with games, gifts, dancing and live performance. This year, First City Shakespeare carries on tradition and celebrates with a shortened, raucous production of William Shakespeare’s play, “Twelfth Night,” which was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. In the play, characters throw themselves at one another, guzzle wine, make dirty jokes and sing off tune. First City’s production features an all-female cast – four actresses playing eight roles. On Jan. 5 the celebration will begin with champagne and a party game, followed by a performance of the play, and the evening ends with an audience sing along to close out the 12 days of Christmas. On Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, the fun begins with a party game and champagne, and then guest will enjoy the show. First City’s version of the play has 12 scenes. Tickets are available at www.setsco.org.
Children’s Chorus announces auditions Two audition sessions are scheduled Jan. 8 for the second half of Pensacola Children’s Chorus’ 27th season at the Margaret Moore Nickelsen Center, 46 East Chase St. Auditions for third grade will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 8. Auditions for fourth to 12th grade will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 No preparations are necessary to audition. Artistic Director Alex Gartner will be assessing range and tone quality. High school students will work with a choreographer to assess their movement abilities. For more information or to make an audition appointment, call 434-7760.
Mediation program needs volunteers
The County Mediation Program is looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming certified as county court mediators in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Mediation allows parties in litigation the opportunity to make their own decisions for resolving issues. The mediator helps guide the discussion between the parties. The mediator is not a judge, does make any decision about how the case will be resolved, and does not offer legal or other advice. Only the parties involved in the dispute have the power to reach an agreement. Training is provided, at no cost, to those who wish to volunteer. To request an application or for more information, send an e-mail to Greg.Knight@ flcourts1.gov or call 595-4415 or 595-4482.
Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information, call 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock N Fly run to take place March 18
The second annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Hippie Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 18 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races are scheduled to start at 8:10 a.m. at the corners of Radford Road and Fred Bauer Boulevard in front of Starbucks. Gates will open at 6 a.m. The race is limited to 3,000 participants, and the theme for this year’s race is the Soul Train Tour. Proceeds from the event will go to support Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and 2017 Navy Ball. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com.
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NETPDC names program assistant as CoQ; See page B2 Spotlight
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mama in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap, When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
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And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my hand, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes — how they twinkled! His dimples — how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
“Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away, all!”
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
First published anonymously in 1823, the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” also known as “The Night Before Christmas,” helped create the modern-day conception of Santa Claus.
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December 16, 2016
NETPDC names program assistant as CoQ Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
program assistant for the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) was honored as the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the fourth quarter 2016 at an all-hands ceremony Nov. 17. Almando Moye received the award for his outstanding work in the NAC’s Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch, including his assis-
tance with completing the latest active and reserve advancement cycles ahead of schedule. “Being chosen as CoQ came as a total surprise to me,”
said Moye. “It was truly an honor to be recognized in that manner, but I thank the team – everyone I work with in the advancement center has played a huge role in my development since I’ve come onboard.” Jay Gulley, Moye’s supervi-
sor, noted that his efforts were crucial to the timely processing of more than 117,000 exam answer sheets during this quarter. “Two key examples of his forward-thinking include the incorporation of a more efficient candidate error processing software tool and providing critical technical assistance to overcome software issues,” said Gulley. “His efforts significantly improved overall scan center production and mission effectiveness.” At the award ceremony, NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Lee Newton said he is constantly reminded of how his dedicated and talented civilian staff has a profound effect on the Navy. “Mr. Moye is a tangible example of how important having the right people in the right
place is critical to the advancement process,” said Newton. “Our Sailors are depending on us to deliver a fair, responsive and timely enlisted advancement system.” NETPDC’s mission is to provide products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via: https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm.
Pensacola, Mobile Taco Bell locations break store goal for military charity From Armed Forces Families Foundation
The Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF) announced Dec. 8 that Pensacola and Mobile-area Taco Bell franchise locations helped raise $39,658 for their annual fundraiser to help military families, which raised a total of $357,520. Nearly 300 Taco Bell and IHOP locations across the Southeastern U.S. participated in this year’s fundraising drive, which was Nov. 2-22. AFFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides 100 percent
of the funds raised to the development of permanent or semi-permanent infrastructure projects to help military families. The proceeds raised through the campaign will stay in the community where they were raised and will help fund local projects that support the families of those serving in military. “We are so thankful for the outpouring of support that we received this year, both from the public and our partners,” said John Wright, a board member of AFFF. “100 percent of all proceeds from this fundraiser will go
directly to projects that benefit military members and their families. We invite donors and those interested in helping us on this mission to visit our website to learn more about AFFF and stay up to date on new projects in their communities.” To date, the Armed Forces Families Foundation has raised and given back more than $1.3 million to benefit military families. In related news, AFFF was scheduled to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 14 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s USO to unveil $26,287 in
upgrades donated by the charity. About Armed Forces Families Foundation: The Armed Forces Families Foundation (AFFF), together with participating Taco Bell restaurants, are proud Supporters of America’s Armed Forces and their families. AFFF with its Taco Bell partners have raised more than $1.3 million, with 100 percent of every dollar raised going toward projects to help those who protect our freedom. For more information, visit http://www.armedforcesfamilies.org.
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December 16, 2016
High school all-stars to play at Blue Wahoos stadium Story, photo from Pensacola Sports
ensacola Sports has announced that the 2016 Subway High School All-Star Football Game will be played at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Blue Wahoos Stadium.
For the first time since the event’s inception in 2004 the all-star game will not be played at a high school. The game formerly rotated every two years between Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties. The Subway High School All-Star Series, a Pensacola Sports event, selects seniors from the Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa county high schools. Every high school in the county is guaranteed representation, given they have an eligible senior. The game features three days of practice and a banquet. It provides many
players the opportunity to play one last high school game in front of their family and friends and provides additional exposure to college recruiters who attend the practice and games. “After the success of UWF football’s first year playing downtown, we felt moving the all-star game was a good fit for the event, the teams and families, the community, and downtown,” said Pensacola Sports President Ray Palmer. “Being able to utilize the beautiful stadium and setting for this type of event is a great way to show the multi-purpose side of
the facility.” Coaches for this year’s game include Jerry Pollard (Pine Forest) and Kent Smith (Pace High), coaching the West and East, respectively. Additionally, every high school will have representation on the coaching staff. The rosters will be announced next week after the players have been notified of their selection. “It’s a big improvement to the game and the series. The kids are excited,” said Kent Smith, East Team head coach. The series is supported by all three superintendents, having representatives sit on its oversight committee. “What a great opportunity for the
student athletes in the three-county area,” said Norm Ross, Deputy Superintendent of Schools of Escambia County. “What a way to end their high school football careers at the Wahoo Stadium. This will be something for the athletes and parents to cherish; I hope we have a packed house.” The Pensacola Sports staff is working with the Blue Wahoos to enhance the all-star players experience including having head shots on the video board during player introductions and live video and replays during the game. Tickets to the game will be available at the stadium box office for $10 or $8 with a canned food donation for Manna Food Bank. For more information, call 4342800 or go to pensacolasports.org.
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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.
Several New Year’s celebrations are planned in the Pensacola area. The pelican will drop at midnight in downtown Pensacola. Photo from Pensacola Pelican Drop
Wycliffe Gordon and his International All-Stars. Wycliffe is a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn and many more. Tickets start at $22. For more information, call 435-2533 or go to www.pensacolasymphony.com. • On the beach: Two fireworks displays are scheduled to ring in the new year at Pensacola Beach. At 8 p.m. a light display provided by the Pensacola Beach Chamber will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound. Casino Beach Bar & Grille is hosting a New Year’s Eve party beginning at 9 p.m. The party culminates with a midnight
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After Christmas, it will be time to think about how you are going to ring in the new year. Here are some of the top New Year’s events in Pensacola: • Pelican watch: Festivities for the Pensacola Pelican Drop kick off at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and continue until 1 a.m. Jan. 1. At midnight, the 14-foot-tall pelican sculpture will descend amidst fireworks. For more information, go to www.pensacolapelicandrop.com. • Piano concert: The Pensacola Symphony is offering an evening of New Orleans jazz at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. The concert, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Dec. 31, will feature legendary trombonist,
fireworks show on the beach over the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. On Jan. 1, a warm-spirited group will gather for the Polar Bear Plunge at 2 p.m. at Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. Registration starts at noon and the fee is $15 for adults and $5 for cub participants (fifth grade and younger). For more information, call 932-1500 or go to www.PensacolaBeachChamber.com. • Take a dip: You can also jump in the Gulf of Mexico at Flora-Bama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. The annual Polar Bear Dip is scheduled for noon Jan. 1. Thousands, many in outlandish attire, will gather to hit the beach to celebrate the New Year. For more information, call 492-0611 or go to www.florabama.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2D), PG-13, 7:40 p.m.; “Trolls” (2D), PG, 6 p.m.; “The Edge of Seventeen,” R, 8:10 p.m.
“Doctor Strange” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Patriots Day,” R, 7:30 p.m. (free admission); “Trolls” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Hacksaw Ridge,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Edge of Seventeen,” R, 8 p.m.
“Trolls” (2D), PG, noon; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Edge of Seventeen,” R, 8 p.m.; “Almost Christmas,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Arrival,” PG, 3 p.m.; “Trolls” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Doctor Strange” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
Portside Cinemas will be closed Dec. 19.
“Trolls” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Inferno,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Edge of Seventeen,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Trolls” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Almost Christmas,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” PG13, 7:30 p.m.
“Trolls” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Hacksaw Ridge,” R, 7 p.m.; “Arrival,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Doctor Strange,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
• Splash and Dash: 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Dec. 17 at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Here is your chance to take 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 4529429. • Saints tickets: The Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall has tickets on sale for the New Orleans Saints vs. the • A treat for footTampa Bay Bucball fans: The Tickcaneers game at ets and Travel office noon Dec. 24 at has free tickets to the Mercedesthe Dollar General Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Bowl Dec. 23 at Ladd-Peebles StaUpper level seats dium in Mobile, Ala. are available for The Ohio University $42 to $58. For Bobcats will face off more information, against the Troy Unicall 452-6354. versity Trojans. The • New Year’s game matches Eve Cosmic Bowling: 7 p.m. teams from the Sun Belt Conference and to 9:30 p.m. at the Mid-American Bowling Corry Center, Bldg. Conference. Open to MWR patrons with 3738. There will valid military ID. For be door prizes more information, and party favors, call 452-6354. and a ball drop is scheduled for 9 p.m. Adults, $9; children 8 and younger, $4. For more information, call 452-6380. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Holiday lodging: Traveling over the holidays? Check out Navy Getaways for the best RV, camping and vacation rentals throughout the country, including Blue Angel Park and Oak Grove Park. Call 1-877-NavyBed or go to www.navygetaways.com to book today.
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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.
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Worship schedule Holiday services Protestant • Contemporary Candle Light Service: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Christmas Mass: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 25, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. Catholic • Christmas Eve Mass: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Christmas Day Mass: 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Loreto Chapel; noon, Corry Station Chapel. • New Year’s Day Mass: 8:30 a.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel; Noon Jan. 1, Corry Station Chapel. Regular services NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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 • 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. 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 • 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:// templebethelofpensacola.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: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 16. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Learn what you need to know to be prepared. 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.
• 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. • Base Tour: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Jan. 4. Learn how to get around base while learning interesting facts. For more information, all 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.operationhome front.net. The outreach office keeps track of volunteer hours. You need to report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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2 Cemetery Lots, Rose Lawn Cemetery. Best location under shade of large oak. Farthest from street, easy access. $1200 each (priced below market value). 850-292-1035.
New Granite top Counter Height Table with 4 black leather chairs and 2 black leather bench seats. Asking $600 obo. Call 865-221-4221 or email: franc.lopez1954@gmail. com
2006 Nissan 350Z Touring Coupe 27.500 actual miles Red with grey leather interior. Garage kept excellent condition. Call 850-455-6686 or 850-261-0111
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Pilot headset. Flight Com E-13 model. Streams music as talk or listen. Latest version. New in pouch. Retail Ping Pong table, etc., $350. Sell $75. paddles, $125. 703-927454-9486 5754 Crossbow. Best made. 10 pt with Weight bench, factory scope and 300lbs of profesquiver. 6 bolts. sional weights, Retail $700. Sell 45lb bench bar, straight bar, curl $250. 497-1167. bar, weight tree Tree stand. $300 for all. 703Climber. Used 927-5754. very little. Solid and sturdy. Ready Free Single bed, to use. $65. 417- white frame, mattress, and box 1694. spring. You pick Selma B-Flat up on base NASP. Clarinet. One Contact by email year old. Asking l i l 0 0 1 x @ m s n . $150, call 698- com 1752. Motor MOTOR B e a u t i f u l Auto Auto Christmas Lincoln gifts. Large 2007 Sigframed prints: Towncar. Enterprise on nature Limited. condiYankee Stadium Great 34”x44”. USS tion. 135,300mi. OBO. D e H a v e n $7,500 escorting USS nanna4@frontierCoral Sea net.net. 39”x31” $150 for Ford both. pensacola. 1997 c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / Crown Victoria. clt/5901776420. Good condition. Asking $1500. html. 292-1035. 850-221-4399. P e r f e c t GMC C h r i s t m a s 2013 SLTGift. White Terrain 53,658mi. K i t c h e n A i d 2, C l a s s i c , Onyx-black w/ almost new, b l a c k - l e a t h e r all accessories. interior, heated power S a c r i f i c e seats, back@$100. Call sunroof, 8 6 5 - 2 2 1 - 4 2 2 1 up camera. One or email: franc. owner, excellent l o p e z 1 9 5 4 @ condition. Pics available. $19K. gmail.com Call or text 850261-9494.
C A R D O N ESTATE SALES: Friday & Saturday Dec 9th & 10th 3957 Menendez Drive, 32503. Designer Furnishings & Antiques Decor, Collectibles & Clothes. Town & Country Van for Sale. Call Elodie 850-4336427 cardonestatesales.com Announcements Announcements Sandy’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party. Dec. 31 8pm-until. Dress semi-formal to formal. $15 paid by Dec. 22. Couples $25. $20 at door. Food and party stuff. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com. Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com. Pecans: Fresh crop. In shell. Small size. $2/lb. While supplies last. Call 850476-3592. To advertise in the GOSPORT call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31
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42” Vizio TV, yours for $80 (because I upgraded and don’t have space). 850-4586202.
C l a s s i c 1bedroom/1bath cottage located downtown only blocks from Palafox, ballpark, 15mins. from NAS. 10’ ceilings, hardwood floors throughout. Fenced-in tropiTrucks/Vans/SUV Trucks/Vans/ cal yard. Washer/ dryer/security system. $875/ 2003 Dodge Ram month. 850-5291500, Hemi en- 9137. gine, 214,000mi. Hunter-green w/ 311 Chaseville b l a c k - l e a t h e r St. 2BR/1BA. interior, infin- Cent.H/A. First/ ity sound system. last month’s Single owner, ex- r e n t + d e p o s i t . cellent condition. NAS/Corry 2mi. Your mechanic Credit report/ can check before reference resale. $4,500. 850- quired. 1yr.lease. 418-2109. Workshop, patio, screened porch, Estate Sale deck, fencedTRUCK!! clean in yard. $750/ Honda Ridge- month. Avail. line 4wd Truck Jan.1. 850-492RTL Model 109k 7852, 850-206miles, $15700 2367. Firm-Text/call 850-293-7936. 3BR/2BA. Furnished. Misc Misc 1700sqft. By lake, excellent area 2015 Sea Hunt between NAS and 211 Ultra. 150 Whiting Field. HP Yamaha with 5800 Dunbar only 53 hours. Circle. Moors RayMarine a98, Golf and racket ICOM vhf, trim tabs, tilt steering, tandem trailer. $50,000. 703927-5754. 2015 Grand Design 380TH Luxury 5th Wheel ToyHauler. Priced $10,000 less than NADA avg retail. $68,550 OBO. Call Rick 850.602.1301. Milton. New:car rear deck spoiler and hardware. Composite+FG. Primered, 58”x11” 1 1/2” thick, 30” between mounts. 2” high. $50. 453-9291. Near NAVHOS.
Club Subdivision. $1,050/month. (850)554-3895 or (850)292-6387.
2 BR/2.5BA Furnished Townhouse for rent. Garage, w a s h e r / d r y e r, excellent NE PNS location between NAS and Whiting Field. $1000/mo. 850-516-6555.
Roommate to share 2BR/2BA Condo Gulf Breeze/Pens Bch. Nonsmoker. No children or pets. $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h l y. Waterview/garage. 850-7480074. For Rent: 3bdrm/2bath. 1315sqft. Off 9th Ave. Close to schools, shopping and downtown. $925/mo plus deposit. Avail Feb 2017. Call Cindi 850-304-5673.
Brick home, 2005, 4/2 Millview Estates, 3572 total sf, minutes from NAS back gate, custom home on premium lot, turn key ready, asking $230,000. call Mike 850-2813/2, Cordova 8660. Park home. Located in conve- Horse farm w/ nient area near lighted riding good schools, arena 4.9 acres. Mall, Hospi- Renovated. 2/2 tal, Airport, and mobile home. College. $1295/ Elberta, AL. 850month. Steve 455-5031. Info/ @850-572-9191. pics. $167,000. Leave your ph# or email. 4br/2ba home with pool in Room for rent. Chandelle Lakes Fully furnished subdivision. New private bath carpet $215,000. washer dryer wifi Pool needs liner. off street park- 850-207-7875. ing. Perfect for student at Corry. $500/mo all utiliClassifieds ties 850-455placed by 7990.
Perdido Key townhouse. 3min. walk to beach. 2BR/1half bath. Beautifully furnished. Flat screens in all rooms. Wifi For Sale included. $1360/ For Sale month including utilities. Olga 3 B R / 2 B A . 1,900+sqft. Ar850-554-0726. bor Ridge Circle, Lillian, AL. Less than 20min. NAS. $179,900. Chris @850-382-0009.
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