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Kids, staff and parents settle in at new CDC By Donna Cipolloni Tester staff writer

It isn’t often everyone is in agreement, but the “thumbs up” being given by the kids, staff and parents at the new Child Development Center (CDC) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River seems to be one of those rare occurrences. The CDC is a state-ofthe-art, light-filled, secure and user-friendly 38,169 square-foot building that recently celebrated its official grand opening, Oct. 23. “We love the building location, the way it looks and how the teachers and parents have taken to it,” said Phyllis Leighton, Child and Youth Programs director. “And the kids seem very happy in their new spaces.” The new CDC, located in building 2813 off Cuddihy Road, accommodates more than 350 children, comprising infants, pre-toddlers, toddlers and preschoolers, in nearly 30 child activity rooms, each with direct access to outside playgrounds. “The building’s exterior design, with its curvilinear

canopies, reflects a playfulness that hints at what goes on inside,” explained Robert Cipolloni, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington construction manager for the project. The front lobby boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light, contemporary furniture, welcoming colors and photographs that purposefully look as if they were taken along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The hallway walls are dotted with handmade art created by the kids and displayed low, at their eyelevel. Large cubbies conveniently hold infant car seats, tucked away after morning drop-off and stored until evening pickup. Leighton reiterated that building safety is a priority with anti-terrorism/force protection design, blastresistant windows and electronic sensors. Front doors are locked at 9 a.m. and not reopened until sometime around 3 p.m. Parents are issued enrollment cards that are swiped during drop off and pick up. In off-hours,

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More than 100 people attended the Child Development Center (CDC) Building 2813 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Oct. 23, celebrating the new facility, its staff, parents and children. Representatives from Naval District Washington, NAVFAC Washington, St. Mary’s County Commissioners, Naval Air Station Patuxent River and the installation’s Child Development Center cut the ribbon prior to providing guided tours of the 38,000-square-foot building. visitors are buzzed in by staff and guests must sign in and wear badges at all times. Other doors throughout the facility remain secured and an intrusion alarm will sound if they are opened. “Each classroom has two cameras and the images are shown on multiple monitors

in the front lobby,” Leighton said. “They rotate several times per minute, so we’re always able to see what’s going on.” Staff, which numbers 105, wear certain colors that help identify their position and status. Health and cleanliness is

also important. Some rooms have toothbrush holders that automatically sanitize their colorful kid-size contents; infant and pre-toddler teachers wear cloth booties over their shoes to avoid tracking dirt into classrooms; and changing stations have exhaust fans to help with … well, you

know what. “My son is greeted so nicely every morning,” said Yeoman 3rd Class Lashanda Watlington, “and the first thing they say is ‘take off your jacket and go wash

drivers should remember the old look left-right-left approach to safeguard pedestrian traffic. These rules of thumb can

also be used in any community this Halloween as little goblins, ghosts and other creatures caravan around the neighborhoods, Oct. 31.

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WATCH OUT: Pedestrian safety takes two By Frederick C. Fair Naval Air Station Patuxent River Public Affairs Volunteer During the daily commute to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, drivers need to remember that as soon as they park their cars and walk into work, they are pedestrians. As daylight hours grow shorter, pedestrian visibility becomes curtailed. With many employees working second and third shifts at Pax, drivers must be even more cognizant of people walking on base and practice patience. Nowadays, our fixation with electronic devices — while illegal — add to the possibility of pedestrian accidents and fatalities based

on negligence in adhering to basic pedestrian safety rules. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) August 2013 report, “pedestrians and drivers do not obey laws and signals consistently and many often use cell phones and music players while walking or driving.” The NHTSA also found that pedestrians accounted for 14 percent of the total traffic deaths in 2011. At Pax, the crosswalk traffic signals that were installed around the installation about three years ago are probably the safest aid to pedestrian travel on base, said Beverly Jeffas, traffic safety program manager at Pax River. “Our solar-powered signaling system has conspic-

uous yellow flashing strobe lights mounted 10 feet high, which is close enough to driver’s eye level that it demands their immediate attention,” she said. “When a pedestrian presses a button to cross the street, the strobe signal usually lasts for about 30 seconds.” Jeffas said drivers must remember basic driving rules — pedestrians always have the right of way in crosswalks. This includes with or without the use of the flashing crossing lights. Drivers must stop for pedestrians at all marked crosswalks and wait for them to cross the street completely before proceeding past them. Pedestrians must also be mindful to use the crosswalks properly. “The crossing lights only

work when they are properly utilized,” Jeffas said. “When you are ready to cross the street, press the button, but look for traffic to make sure they have stopped, too.” In fact, Jeffas said there have been many occasions when pedestrians are either guilty of one or both of these scenarios: not pressing the button to operate the signal; or, in an attempt to cross the street, they hit the button as they rush into the crosswalk, not giving vehicles adequate time to safely stop for them. So, it takes both driver and pedestrian to make pedestrian injury prevention a priority at Pax. Pedestrians should use only marked crosswalks and wait for cars to come to a complete stop before entering these spaces, and



Thursday, October 24, 2013

New commanding officer leads US Naval Test Pilot School

By Andrea Hein Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Communications Support

The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) received its newest commanding officer at a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Oct. 18. Army Lt. Col. Gregory Fortier, USNTPS squadron executive officer, relieved Cmdr. Brandt Moslener, becoming the 45th commanding officer of USNTPS and the second Army officer in its history to take command. “This is a great day with great naval traditions,” Vice Adm. David Dunaway, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, said during the event. “We do this in the Navy because it symbolizes something from our past and because it is really important for folks to know that you have a proper change of command. We are celebrating the success of one commander, Brandt [Moslener], and we are going to celebrate the future successes of the new commander, Greg [Fortier]. Moslener, a Pennington, N.J., native, holds an aerospace engineering degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama. He was commissioned in the Navy in December 1992 and became a naval aviator in December 1995. His history with USNTPS includes a tour as a student

and a staff instructor pilot. He reported to USNTPS as executive officer in November 2010 and became the commander of USNTPS in 2012. “This opportunity has absolutely been a dream come true for me,” Moslener said. “I am extremely humbled to have had the opportunity to serve as a steward here and to have served with a group of such exceptionally talented people.” Moslener’s successor, Fortier, a native of Terryville, Conn., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in operational research and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida. Fortier has served as squadron executive officer since March 2012. “To the academic, flight, operations, safety, maintenance and support staff of the worldwide leader in test pilot education, I thank you in advance for your support,” Fortier said. “Thank you for teaching me something every day and continuing to be the yardstick for quality. You are truly excellent.” Founded in 1945 at Patuxent River’s Flight Test Center, the USNTPS provides aviation education by teaching students how to investigate and develop new flight test techniques. The school conducts special projects at the request of the flight test community and publishes manuals for the aviation test community to standardize flight test techniques and project reporting.

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Army Lt. Col. Gregory Fortier is “piped aboard” prior to assuming command of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Fortier relieved Cmdr. Brandt Moslener as the USNTPS commanding officer Oct. 18, becoming the command’s 45th CO and second U.S. Army officer to lead the command.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Education key to prevention By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Waterline staff writer During the month of October, Naval District Washington, which encompasses Naval Air Station Patuxent River, is committed to educating its personnel on domestic violence and its effects during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through this effort, prevention is being promoted to not only raise awareness of domestic violence, but also help to stop it. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or DVAM, personnel should educate themselves on how to stop domestic violence should it occur. This year the Navy has adopted, “Silence Hides Violence” as its DVAM theme to encourage every member of every community to use their voice against domestic violence. The theme will also center on the impact of getting help for a victim of abuse, as well as the consequences of a victim and the community remaining silent in the face of abuse. “Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time for the community to come together and build awareness and a movement towards safe and healthy relationships for all individuals and families,” said Lolita Allen, a program analyst with the Family Advocacy Program at Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) headquarters. “DVAM is observed to bring to light an issue that affects our community in a staggering way. It’s an opportunity for domestic violence organizations to connect with the community through meaningful outreach and awareness events.” Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It can affect anyone of any gender at any stage of a relationship. If an individual is the victim of domestic violence — but not in immediate danger of harm, in which case they should call 911— Allen suggests they take action and call their local Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to get help.

Walk a Peaceful Mile

Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mattapany House Circle off Millstone Road Join Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Fleet and Family Support Center in this walk to stop domestic violence. Free and open anyone with base access. Register in advance by calling 301-3424911. Same-day registration begins at 10:40 a.m. at the registration tent at Mattapany. Participants may begin walking at any time during the event.

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“Silence Hides Violence;” everyone should use their voice against domestic violence. “Call Family Advocacy; that is a surefire way that both the victim and the offender will receive help,” she said. “We are connecting families to resources, treatment and services that will help them to be safe and build healthy relationships. We want victims who experience abuse to have the support systems at their fingertips when needed. There is safety in having friends and family who you trust to provide details related to abuse. However, we also understand that these systems are not always readily available to military families who are geographically separated from their extended family support. Additionally, we understand that victims of abuse need support — like the FAP — that can help them to navigate military and civilian community support systems and connect them to the appropriate services.” FAP representatives offer a number of services to victims of domestic abuse, including connecting victims to emergency services and counseling, shelter, legal services and other resources on and off base.

They can also explain reporting options, provide information about military and civilian response to domestic violence and explain transition compensation available to family members of service members who are separated from the military due to a dependent-abuse offense. Allen advises that personnel who suspect someone they know is a victim of domestic violence should act, but avoid getting in to a dangerous position themselves. “Don’t ignore it, but don’t get physically involved; you could get hurt,” said Allen. “Call 911, let the police handle it safely. If someone you care about — a friend, coworker or neighbor — is a victim of domestic violence don’t give advice. Instead, tell them that you care about them and are concerned about their safety. Refer the victim to the Family Advocacy Program. They may or may not want to use them right away, but knowing what resources are available gives them options to respond.” Military One Source (www.militaryone-

NAS Patuxent River: 301-342-4911 Naval Support Activity - Annapolis: 410293-2641 Naval Support Activity - South Potomac in Dahlgren, Va.: 800-500-4947/540-6531839 Naval Support Activity - Washington: 202-433-6151 National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.: 301-319-4088/4086 NIOC Ft. Meade: 301-677-9014/9017 /9018 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY). Available 24/7 for safety planning and referrals; for local resources, visit offers a number tips for reaching out to a suspected victim. The website advises personnel to show their concern, and offer information on support services, as well as remind the victim of the impact that abuse has on those around the violence, especially children. For more information on DVAM and domestic violence, or to learn more on how to help, visit the CNIC Family Advocacy Program website at, click on the Fleet and Family Readiness tab, Family Readiness, the Family Support Program link and then Family Advocacy Program.


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New leader takes helm of unmanned aviation program By Kelly Burdick Program Executive Office Air ASW Assault and Special Mission Programs PEO(A) Public Affairs Office The Department of the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Program Office (PMA-268) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River welcomed a new leader during a changeof-command ceremony at the air station Oct. 17 where Navy Capt. Beau Duarte replaced Capt. Jaime Engdahl as PMA268’s program manager. Keynote speaker Rear Adm. Mat Winter, program executive officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, or PEO(U&W), which oversees PMA-268, commended Engdahl’s leadership and the UCAS-D team thanking them for their contributions to naval aviation history. “When you do things that are truly history making, never been done before in the history mankind, it gets people’s attention ... and that’s not being melodramatic,” Winter said. “Monikers such as ‘first ever,’ ‘worlds’ best,’ ‘history

Chaplain’s corner By Father Mike Dolan Naval Air Station Patuxent River Chapel

U.S. Navy photo by Steve Kays

Rear Adm. Mat Winter, left, and Capt. Beau Duarte salute each other as Duarte assumes command of the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Program Office (PMA-268) during a ceremony Oct. 17 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. making’ become commonplace and you sit there and say, how can that be when we’re talking about software and pieces of metal in the sky — that’s not history making,” he said. “We do that. We’ve done that. It’s not trivial and we continue to celebrate naval aviation . [And this team] took the art of the possible and made it the science of reality.” Winter also recognized the efforts of his outgoing and in-

coming program managers. “We are ushering out arguably one of my best program managers and ushering in an equally excellent program manager,” Winter said. “The first time I met Jaime (Engdahl), he was focused on the people and the mission and, as we all know, the right people in the right job can make the mission much more successful. His ability to engage and set the course of the Unmanned Combat Air

System program office is unmatched.” Duarte, who previously served as Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) deputy program manager for Spectrum Dominance for the F/A18 and EA-18G Program Office, is no stranger to the unmanned aircraft community. “Fourteen years ago this month, at the then Naval

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In 1949 the musical “South Pacific” opened in New York City and on opening night, its famous librettist, Oscar Hammerstein, was seriously ill and could not attend. Instead, he sent a note to Mary Martin, the female lead, which read, “A bell is not a bell until you ring it, a song is not a song until you sing it, love in the heart was not put there to stay, love is not love until it Father Mike Dolan is given away.” In one sense it brought into popular culture what was always known but rarely mentioned — love is a pure gift. Love is not made. All the love in our world already exists in God. According to Saint John, love is the very nature of God and is only available from God as a pure gift placed in every human heart to be readily shared. The attributes of love are widely proclaimed, but perhaps none are more elegant than the words spoken by Saint Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians in chapter 13: “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails .” As a gift, love has a unique effect, which is given little attention, but nevertheless very important; namely, a gift should always elicit a response in kind. A response in kind is only just. Unfortunately, too often it does not happen and the world suffers.

News Briefs On base:

DEA Take-Back Initiative

Oct. 24 and 25, noon to 2 p.m. Pharmacy area at Navy Exchange Naval Criminal Investigative Service Patuxent River is participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Initiative this month with a disposal station where people can deposit unused prescription medication to ensure proper disposal. More information, visit, click on the Resources tab, Drug Disposal Information and then the “Got Drugs? - National Take-Back Initiative” link.

Influenza vaccinations

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River is offering the flu vaccine based on the following schedule: active duty from 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Preventive Medicine Department; all other eligible beneficiaries from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the Immunization Department. For questions or concerns, call 301-342-4062.

PSD Trick or Treat

Come celebrate Halloween with the Personnel Support Activity Detachment (PSD). Candy for those in costume from 3-4:30 p.m. PSD is located off of Cedar Point Road in building 409, first floor.

NAS Pre-Holiday Safety Stand-Down

Nov. 5, four sessions The naval air station pre-holiday safety stand-down is being held in three sessions: 8-9:30 a.m., 10-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Topics include long distance driving, consequences of driving while intoxicated and under the influence, and depression/suicide. Attendance to one session is mandatory for all Naval District Washington personnel. All others are encouraged to attend.

Retiree Weekend Estate Planning

Nov. 16-17 The Legal Assistance office is offering weekend Estate Planning (Wills) for retirees. Individuals taking advantage of this opportunity will have their documents prepared and executed in one visit. Contact Legalman 1st Class Tanika McFadden at 301-

342-7510 or Note: Appointments are subject to cancellation due to furlough.

Where’s Gnorman?

Somewhere in this issue we’ve hidden Gnorman the gnome. Anyone spotting Gnorman can either email tester@dcmilitary. com or phone 301-342-4163 now through 4:30 p.m. Friday. Be sure to include a brief description of where he’s located. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing and one name will be chosen to win a Center Stage Theater movie ticket. Last week’s birthday edition winner was Stephanie Moore who found Gnorman on the front page in the NAS logo; page 4 on the FFSC lighthouse; and page 11 in the frame on the wall behind Capt. Shevchuk. The same person cannot win more than once per month.

Off base:

Used Clothing Drive

Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hollywood Fire Department Drop off donations of clean, wearable clothing and shoes in all sizes for all seasons for women, men and children, linens, kitchenware and toys and help the General Foundation of Woman’s Club of St. Mary’s County raise money for its scholarship fund. Donations are tax deductible. Contact Betty Currie at 301-373-4816 or Noreen Neel at 301-994-1038.

USNA Seeks Navy Reserve Instructors

The U.S. Naval Academy needs qualified Navy Reserve officers, especially at the ranks of lieutenant and lieutenant commander, with at least a master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline to instruct in designated academic departments for fall 2014. Recall opportunities considered for: cyber security, information systems, and information technology; electrical engineering, computer engineering, general engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, aerospace engineering, and control systems engineering; mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, and oceanography; political science, economics, English, history, and foreign languages. For information on applying, email or call Cmdr. John Schedel at 410-293-6513.

Art Contest for Children, Teens

The Newtowne Players commemorates its 10th anniversary with an arts poster contest to encourage young people in Southern Maryland to express their visions of the performing arts and specifically community theatre. The theme of the contest is, “What Community Theatre Means to Me.” Southern Maryland students in grades kindergarten through 12 are eligible. Rules and entry form are available online at www., click on the 10th Anniversary tab.

Pathways Silent Auction, Dinner, Dance

Nov. 16, 6-11:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, Solomons Island Pathways Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health rehabilitation. This event aims to raise awareness and funds. Tickets: $35 in advance; $40 at the gate. Call Gerry McGloin at 301-373-3065, ext. 203. Website: .


In the Oct. 17, 2013, Tester issue, the Bravo Zulu award cutline for the Drill Hall renovations on page 11 was misleading. The award was presented to Hal Willard, fitness and sports director, and the NAVFAC Washington staff at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Public Works Department (N4) who were instrumental in the Drill Hall’s locker room renovations.

St. Nicolas Chapel Service Schedule Catholic Services

Mass: Sundays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekdays at 11:35 a.m. Continuing Catholic Development (CCD): Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Protestant Services

Worship: Sundays at 11 a.m. Men’s Discipleship: Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Religious Programming Center Women’s Study: Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. and Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Religious Programming Center




Continued from 3 Strike Aircraft Test Squadron now known as VX-23, I replaced Lt. Engdahl as UAV project officer developing aircraft and technologies for the Navy’s nascent unmanned fleet,” Duarte said. “At that time, our flight test workhorse was the BQM-147A Exdrone, a 90-pound fiberglass propeller-driven flying wing with a six-foot wingspan and a two-stroke gas motor outputting out a whopping 9 horsepower. Contrast that with today’s workhorse at VX-23 sitting behind you, the 40,000-pound turbojet powered X-47, which, if you hadn’t heard, recently made aviation history by taking off and landing at the carrier — a laughably unthinkable task 14 years ago.” As for Engdahl, the legacy he leaves behind is one he said he will always cherish. “Beyond all of the prestigious awards and notable rec-

ognition, everyone on Team U-CAS will leave this program with a special, lifetime honor,” Engdahl said. “We can all say ‘I was there when X-47B trapped aboard Bush; I was a part of Naval Aviation history!’” Engdahl’s next assignment will be as program manager for NAVAIR’s Precision Strike Weapons Program Office. Thursday’s ceremony also marked the official redefinition of PMA-268, as the program welcomed the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike System Advanced Developmental Program Office (UCLASS ADPO) into the fold. The new program is responsible for managing UCAS-D and UCLASS while continuing to prove unmanned capability in the dynamic carrier environment. Emily Burdeshaw, Program Executive Office Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) Public Affairs Office, contributed to this article.

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Navy lab conserves energy, cuts costs By Andrea Hein Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Communications Support Organizations around Naval Air Station Patuxent River are rising to the challenge of conserving energy. Under the guidance of facilities manager David Willenborg, the team at the Surface Aviation Interoperability Lab (SAIL) formed a new routine that saves energy and reduces costs by powering down unnecessary equipment. The result was a 12 percent energy savings over the last year. The lab made several changes to help with energy savings, such as turning off machines when not in use, switching outdoor lights to light emitting diodes (LED) and using a sensor to ensure they are off when not needed.

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See how the the Surface Aviation Interoperability Lab cut its energy costs by 12 percent online at, click on the NAVAIR News tab, Videos and then the Flight Ready video link. SAIL is part of the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department,

dressing the stressors facing today’s military: family hardships, marital conflicts, parent/child issues, money concerns, frequent moves, health and environmental factors, and other difficulties. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 301-342-4911 or 202-685-6019.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

EFMP is a DOD program that addresses the special needs of military families. It’s important for Sailors with an exceptional family member, a family member with special needs such as a medical or educational disability, to enroll in the EFMP so the Navy can do its part in caring for EFM needs. Email James Lettner at

See more FFSC classes on Facebook. For information on any class or program, call 301-342-4911.

Ready Navy

Hurricane season is in full swing. Get a free information packet on how to prepare for hurricane season and other emergencies, man-made or natural, at the Fleet and Family Support Center.

Clinical Counseling Services

Clinical Counseling services can directly improve the quality of life of service members and their family by ad-

Financial Counseling Services

which hosts multiple computers and radar systems. The SAIL facility offers capa-

bilities for live evaluations and exercises in the Atlantic Test Range.

Free Playgroup Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Glenn Forest Community Center Moms, dads and caregivers are invited to bring their children for playtime.

Interviewing Techniques Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m. Prepare for your upcoming job interview by practicing personal presentation skills such as answering common interview questions, writing follow-up and thank-you letters and negotiating job offers.

The Personal Financial Educator can help people towards managing their finances, resolve financial problems and reach long-term goals such as getting an education, buying a home and planning for retirement. With the help of the FFSC Financial Educator, you can take control of your finances, reduce money-related stress and overcome the financial challenges of military life. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 301-342-5442.

Stress Management


Budgeting for Baby at Bldg. 401

All classes held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 21993 Bundy Road in building 2090 unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to active-duty and retired military and Reservist. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 301-342-4911.

Oct. 29, 3-4:30 p.m. Stress is a part of life. In this class you will understand how your beliefs and thought process has an impact on how you deal with stress. Participants will walk away with specific actions to manage stress that they can incorporate into their life immediately.

Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society illustrates the hidden costs associated with a growing family. All Navy and Marine Corps service members who attend receive a new layette worth more than $100.

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Individuals with disabilities retention, recruitment training starts Oct. 29 By Emily Funderburk NAVAIR Total Force Communications Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) employees are invited to attend new training focused on recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities Oct. 29-31. The training is modeled after the Windmills Attitudinal Training Program, a high-impact employer-employee relations tool developed by the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons. “Windmills training is an integral part of a larger initiative within NAVAIR to change perceptions and promote awareness of hiring for people with disabilities and employment issues, whether regarding civilian employees with disabilities or with our wounded warriors,” said NAVAIR Wounded Warrior Recruiting Program Manager Capt. James Litsch. “The effective recruiting and retention of individuals with disabilities is a cornerstone of our command’s ongoing diversity goals. Ensuring NAVAIR managers and workforce members receive this training is a vital step.” The Windmills curriculum, which consists of 11 interactive modules with exercises relevant to the everyday work world, focuses on attitudes, human factors, legal requirements and accommodations. The key presenter for the Windmills training, Richard Pimentel, is a nationally renowned expert on disability management, job recruitment and job retention. He previously spoke to NAVAIR employees at a November 2012 event commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Warrior Care Month. A champion for people with disabilities in social, academic

Available Training Sessions

ƒ Supervisors and managers: 7:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 or 30, building 1489, room 101/102. Register online at www. or www.eventsbot. com/events/eb824966478; ƒ Wounded warriors and individuals with disabilities: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, or 7:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 31, building 1489, room 101/102. Register online at: www.eventsbot. com/events/eb554966351 or eb024966671; ƒ Total workforce: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 30 or 31, NAS Patuxent River Center Stage Theater. Register online at or events/eb254966787.


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and legislative circles, Pimentel entered the ranks of disabled military veterans during the draft era of the Vietnam War, when a bomb exploded in his bunker, leaving him deaf and stricken with tinnitus, a constant ringing of the ear. After his discharge, Pimentel returned home with plans to attend college, only to realize firsthand the many social and professional obstacles that existed for individuals with disabilities. Soon after, he embarked on a lifelong campaign to gain equality and understanding for individuals with disabilities. For more information on the training, call the NAVAIR Wounded Warrior Program at 800-787-9804 or email To request special accommodations, contact Kathy Finkbeiner at 301-342-6671. For sign language interpreting services, email throughout the event, a Moon Bounce, and either a free bag of popcorn or cotton candy, additional popcorn and cotton candy tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Cost per person: $4, $20 max per family; free for youths ages 2 and younger and adults ages 65 older). Call 301-342-1694.

Drill Hall (fitness and sports center) 13th Annual Canine Run/Walk

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301-757-3943 301-342-3656 301-342-3565 301-342-3648

Navy Recreation Center Solomons Spooktacular

Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. Large Pavilion Come dressed in your costume and join the ghoulish fun at the NRC Solomons Spooktacular. Arts and crafts, hay rides, costume contests for the kids and for the pets, a disc jockey, carnival games and more. Prizes for everyone and fun for the entire family; open to eligible patrons: active duty, retired, Reservist, DOD civilians and guests. Cost per person, E1-E5: $4.50; all others, $5. Call 410-286-8046.

Rassieur Youth Center Pumpkin Carnival

Oct. 25, 4-6 p.m. Building 1597 front parking lot Come in costume and enjoy hay rides, paint a small pumpkin, trick or treat down “Main Street,” play carnival games and win prizes. There is also a free movie playing

Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Same-day registration begins at noon outside of the Drill Hall. The first 100 registrations receive a free doggie bandana. Course is a 1.5 mile loop from the Drill Hall. All canine competitors are eligible for random prizes and treats at post event social. No trophies, awards or T-shirts to the canine owners. Cost per family: $5. Open to all base personnel and their canine pets. Call 301-757-1194. Rain date: Nov. 9.

U.S. Navy photo by Connie Hempel

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jared Chieco, standing, the leading petty officer at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River security department, monitors NAS Sailors during a mock physical readiness test at the Beach House, Oct. 22. Chieco was selected as the Naval District Washington Senior Sailor of the Quarter for the fourth quarter.

River’s Edge Catering and Conference Center Thanksgiving Dinner Prepared To Go

Orders: Nov. 1-21 Payment is due at the time the order is placed, no refunds. Orders can be placed by calling 301-342-3656 and are ready for pick-up Nov. 25-27. Heating instructions are included.

Information, Travel and Tours Upcoming Events

Nutcracker at the Warner Theater: Orchestra seats, $78.25

Nightmares Haunted House at Bowie Baysox Stadium Nutcracker Ballet at Huntingtown High School Special Promo Code available for the local Nutcracker Ballet show, presented by COSMIC Symphony with music director, Vladimir Lande, featuring The Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine. Metro Cooking D.C.: Nov. 2-3, at the Washington Convention Center Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes: Nov. 23. Cost per person: $130, includes show ticket, roundtrip bus transportation, snacks and voucher for soda and popcorn during the show.

MWR’s Annual New York City Shopping Trip: Dec. 7. Cost per person: $65 Great Wolf Lodge Adventure: Dec. 7. Cost: $220, includes six passes to the water park, $8 in arcade tokens, and a suite that sleeps six people. Check-in times: 2 p.m. for the water park, 4 p.m. for the room. Open to all Pax River eligible patrons. Last day to register is Nov. 26. Call 301-342-3648.



Thursday, October 24 6:30 p.m., The Family A mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni, his wife, Maggie, and their children, Belle and Warren, can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings. Rated: R (1 hr, 51 min) Friday, October 25 6:30 p.m., Prisoners Your child is missing. Every second counts. How far would you go? When his six-year-old daughter Anna goes missing along with her friend Joy, Keller Dover faces every parent’s worst

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and is now creating foodanimal hybrids foodimals! With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again! Rated: PG (1 hr, 35 min) 6:30 p.m., Rush 9:30 p.m., Prisoners nightmare. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been spotted earlier on the street. Detective Loki is put in charge of the investigation and immediately arrests the driver of the RV, Alex Jones, however a lack of physical evidence forces them to release him. With the police pursuing different leads to no avail and his family life disintegrating, a desperate Keller decides to take matters into his own

hands. But just how far will he go to save his daughter? Rated: R (2 hr, 33 min) 9:30 p.m., Rush Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, this film portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed-handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and

off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die. Rated: R (2 hr, 3 min) Saturday, October 26 4 p.m., Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3D) Inventor Flint Lock-


woods genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. It’s always been Flints dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating

Sunday, October 27 Free Sneak Preview 2 p.m., Last Vegas Movie is shown in its entirety. No camera phones, camcorders or any other recording devices are permitted in the theater. Admittance begins at 1 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Monday and Tuesday No Movies Wednesday, October 30 6:30 p.m., Rush


Thursday, October 24, 2013


Energy efficiency: You make it happen

Resiliency, culture change are focus of 2013 Navy Energy Action Month From Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — Navy commands worldwide are participating in the October Energy Action Month to share information on energy efficiency, highlight Navy’s successful energy initiatives, and to foster an energy-aware culture. The goal of 2013 Navy Energy Action Month efforts is to bring about cultural and behavioral change that enables energy security and resiliency. The Navy’s energy initiatives are highlighted in October, but continue throughout the year. “If we are going to meet the [Chief of Naval Operation’s] direction to ‘Be ready,’ we should be energy conscious every day,” Capt. Ben Shevchuk, Naval Air Station Commanding Officer, said in his all-hands

email at the start of the month. “I want to use this month-long campaign as a way for all Pax Professionals to develop new habits and improve the ways we think about energy use. “ The Navy launched a video this month that describes a new information campaign to inspire energy behavior change and awareness among the Navy workforce. The campaign’s theme, “Did You Know?” highlights the importance of energy to the Navy’s mission. The video can be viewed at ://youtu. be/1D8JFu-gpzg. Energy security and mission success go hand-inhand for the Navy. “Energy is our greatest enabler and our greatest vulnerability both afloat and ashore,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director of the Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. “Our combat capability is directly tied to the energy we have available-and our ability to use it efficiently so

For a

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Graphic by Connie Hempel




we have it when and where it’s needed.” The Department of Defense accounts for 80 percent of the Federal government’s energy consumption. The Navy accounts for 22 percent of DOD’s total petroleum consumption; 84 percent of this figure is consumed in fleet operations. These rates of consumption represent strategic and operational vulnerabilities. By making more energy efficient choices, the Navy can increase capability, reduce vulnerabilities, and enhance resiliency. Energy Action Month is also a perfect opportunity to highlight ways Sailors and civilian personnel can reduce energy consumption. For lists of ideas, visit “Some people may not consider energy savings to be their responsibility, but it is



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Pax hosts 22nd Annual 10K Fall Classic

U.S. Navy photo by Dave Cardinale

Nearly 50 runners participated in the 22nd Annual 10K Fall Classic at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Oct. 19. Coming in at 51:28 and taking first place in the Female Overall category is Judy Tsakonas, Naval Air Systems Command. The overall male category winner was Nicolas Wirz with 38:01. See more photos from this year’s 10K on Facebook at www.Facebook. com/NASPaxRiver.

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Celebrating continued service

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This street sign honors Cmdr. Keith Crawford who died October 1986 in an F/A-18 accident while evaluating the Hornet for the Blue Angels flight demonstration test.

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Richard Seeley, right, Fleet Introduction Team lead and Unmanned Aircraft Systems operations subject matter expert with the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA 263) recites his reenlistment oath during a ceremony Oct. 8, administered by Col. James Rector, PMA-263 program manager. Seeley reenlisted for four more years.

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Navy information available on-the-go with new app By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher Tucker Defense Media Activity Looking to find the latest information about the Navy on your Smartphone or Tablet? There’s an app for that. Sailors and Navy family members now have a mobile application, or app, to get up-todate news and media. In late August, the Navy announced an upcoming launch of the official “U.S. Navy app,” a new mobile application that provides Navy information to Sailors and their family on-the-go. Recognizing the need to deliver news and information across multiple mobile platforms, the Navy’s Chief of Information funded the contract last year to develop the official U.S. Navy app to provide instant access to news and multimedia content to Sailors, their families and anyone interested in the U.S. Navy. “Today’s Sailors and their families deserve new tools to stay informed about their Navy,” said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy Chief of Information. “We want the Navy app to be that tool.” The Navy app integrates content from the Navy’s multiple internal media sources, including, All Hands Magazine online, the Navy Live blog


and the Navy’s social media sites. The app also offers users the latest photos, videos, news and feature stories highlighting key Navy events. Users also have access to an interactive global map that displays the locations of key naval installations, current events, an up-todate status of naval forces, as well as the Navy’s current forward presence. In addition, the Navy app features an integrated calendar that shows key dates for Sailors, such as advancement exam dates, when evaluations are due and selection board convening dates. The calendar also displays key dates in naval history and local events. Prior to launching the app, approximately 20 Sailors and family members tested the app for functionality and usability on multiple platforms, including computer Tablets and Smartphones. The app is free and is now available on four major computer platforms: Apple-iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Chrome Book online markets. The initial download is approximately 17MB. Chris Madden, director of Navy Media Content Services, managed the app’s development and leads the team that will maintain the app. “We want to hear all types of feedback to make the [U.S.] Navy app as useful a tool as possible

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Continued from 1 your hands before playing.’ He grabs a paper towel, dries his hands and puts it in the trash. He’s only 1 year old. They taught him the importance of washing his hands.” Facilities are energy efficient with low-flow toilets that flush themselves, automatic sinks and sensors that turn off lights when rooms are not in use; and the building is listed as LEED Silver certified, which means it meets certain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. The industrial kitchen, staffed by a head chef and three cooks, prepares and serves 1,200 meals per day, and when pasta is on the menu, they’re cooking 20 pounds of noodles at a time. “Hot lunch is prepared every day at 11:30, with breakfast at 8:30 and also a daily snack,” Leighton said. Even former staff members who had grown attached to their old classrooms are enjoying what the new CDC has to offer.

“I loved where I was before, in building 2030, and I was nervous about moving,” said Amy Ridgell, pre-school teacher, “but I like that the classroom here provides 100 percent visibility of all the children as they learn and play. I love the accessibility of the playground from the classroom, and all the new staff members give the kids the opportunity to make new friends. It’s a beautiful new facility, and it’s home now.” But, ultimately, it comes down to the children and whether they look forward to going each day — and that’s more about the staff than the building. “When you’re a single parent and you’re in a rush, you want your child to go willingly,” Watlington said. “I consider the CDC teachers my son’s other moms. When I’m not there, they’re doing my job. Kids can sense who are good people, and my son is always willing to go. They’re good people.” Building 434, one of the former CDC buildings vacated by the move to the new facility, will be demolished. The other building, building 2030, is slated to be refurbished and renovated for continued use. While the start date for work on either has yet to be determined, Leighton said renovating building 2030 adds 88 spots for child care.



Continued from 7 as much a part of their job as mission readiness,” Shevchuk’s message read. “I challenge each of you to reject a mindset of neglect and become aware of your energy use at work.” How are you taking action to save energy? What does energy resiliency mean to you? Join the conversation at #NavyEnergy. The Navy is also seeking ideas on how it can take action to save energy. The new Collab Lab tool, developed by Navy Warfare Development Center, allows individuals and institutions to submit energy efficiency ideas, comment on ideas posted by others, and vote on the ideas that are already there. Become part of the solution and submit your energy ideas on the Collab Lab page at For more information and resources, visit the Navy Energy Action Month webpage at Connie Hempel, Naval Air Station Patuxent River Public Affairs, contributed to this article.

Scoreboard As of Oct. 18 Intramural Flag Football League Monday/Wednesday Division All Stars 7-1 Grenades Tigers Twerk Team FRC

5-3 4-3 2-4 0-7

Tuesday/Thursday Division A/O VX-1 Lost Puppies Aviators Shaun’s Dynasty Furloughed Plays

9-0 5-3 4-5 4-5 3-5 1-8

Intramural Bowling League Big 10 Gutter Trash Hang ‘em High Gutter Clutter Goat Locker WSI Warlocks Rollin’ Thunder High-n-Low Ten Pin Mafia Spare Time

20-4 16-8 16-8 12-8 13-11 13-11 12-12 11-13 10-14 10-14 7-17

Intramural Fall Volleyball League Brew Crew Servin’ It Up Grateful Digs STK Need for Speed SRR Great Balls of Fire Warlocks Notorious D.I.G.

19-2 16-5 13-5 11-7 9-9 10-11 5-16 4-17 3-18

Intramural Fall Softball League Dirty Dogs NASFD Softballs of Steel Sons of Pitches Boozin’ Ballers Chiefs Your Mom Booze of First

6-0 5-1 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 0-6 0-6




Thursday, October 24, 2013

Around Town St. Mary’s County: Meet the Airplane: F/A-18

Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Meet the F/A-18 family. Children’s activities and games, Hank Caruso print raffle, 50/50 drawings, balloons and giveaways.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square

Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Town Square, Leonardtown Bring your kids in costume to trick-ortreat at local businesses around Leonardtown Square. St. Mary’s Craft Guild has materials and helpers on hand to Build Your Own Scarecrow, cost is $8 for supplies, and Cedar Lane Apartments is hosting pumpkin painting. Dress your pets in their best costume, too, and bring them to the Square for pictures that will be posted online for voting. At 3:30 p.m., walk or drive over to the College of Southern Maryland Auditorium

for a free afternoon showing of the movie “Hocus Pocus.”

Hauntingly Happy Halloween at the County Library

Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Charlotte Hall Tuesday, 6 p.m., Leonardtown Wednesday, 6 p.m., Lexington Park Enjoy not-so-scary stories, activities and more.Trick or treat through the library. Free.

Family History: Where Do I Start?

Monday, 2-4 p.m. Charlotte Hall library This introductory course will cover where to look for information, filling out charts, organizing information, using the library databases and exploring useful websites. Basic computer skills and an email account are required.

Paying for College

Monday, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte Hall library

Nadine Hutton, Director of Financial Aid for St. Mary’s College, discusses programs available to help pay for college.

Calvert County: Tween Mask Making Workshop

Today, 6:30-8 p.m. Calvert library, Southern Branch Led by artist Denise Weller, participants use paints, fabric, buttons, beads, keys, feathers, hardware, watch parts and other intriguing mixed media supplies to create a mask. Learn about masks in different cultures. Mask themes might range from heroes to predators, royalty to vampires, and creatures to historical figures. Refreshments provided. For more information contact Barbara Boward at 410-326-5289. Register at 410-3265289.

Halloween Open Mic

Today, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvert library, Prince Frederick Bring your scary stories, creepy music, or other-worldly poetry. For poets, musicians, comedians, dancers, ghosts, goblins, etc. Sign up for a 5-10 minute block of time with creepy poetry, music, flash fiction, or whatever. Costumes encouraged. Register by calling 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Halloween in the Garden

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell Bring the family for a safe and spook-free daytime trick-or-treating parade. More than 80 local businesses, non-profit organizations and agencies set up booths along the wooded path and hand out small treats or gifts to every child. Free spooky face painting and other activities are provided. Parking is free in the adjacent parking field. Dress the whole family and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating in the garden and unique photo opportunities. Rain or shine. No pets.

Calvert County Farm Festival

Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At three local farms: Horsmon Farm,St. Leonard Sorghum maze, pony rides, petting farm and hay rides. Field-grown mums, pumpkins, Horsmon Farm beef and pork for sale. Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery, St. Leonard


Wine tastings with food pairings, vineyard and winery tours, live music, petanque (lawn bowling) tournament, arts and crafts vendors. Spider Hall Farm, Prince Frederick Corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch, petting farm, local food vendors and crafters, End Hunger Program canned food drive. For more information, call 410-535-4583 or 301-855-1880, or email

Hound of the Town

Saturday,noon to 2 p.m. North Beach Boardwalk Dogs and their two-legged friends can enter the costume parade.

Flashlight Fun at the Boo-seum

Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Bayside History Museum, North Beach Put on your Halloween costume and head over to the museum with a flashlight to seek out little ghosts and goblins hiding in and around the display cases and exhibits. Find them all and win a prize! Play some spooky games and trick-or-treat museum-style with masked mannequins guarding the treats! Afterward, head over to the Boo Bash at the North Beach boardwalk. Free admission, all ages.

Storyteller Janice Greene

Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. Calvert library, Prince Frederick Author of “Thema and the Wonderful Black Gourd” and nationally known master storyteller, Janice Curtis Greene brings the themes of the book “King Peggy” to life through stories.

Boo Bash

Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Bay Avenue, North Beach Children are invited to wear Halloween costumes and meet on the boardwalk for a parade, trick-or-treating and costume judging. Special treats will be handed out by local businesses.

Annual Monster Mash Cruise

Saturday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum Bring your little goblins aboard the Wm. B. Tennison to celebrate Halloween. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Melissa McCormick at 410-3262042, ext. 41, or

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