Whats Inside Volume 56, Number 21 October 11, 2018https://www.cnic.navy.mil/meridian ~ www.facebook.com/NASMeridian ~ Twitter: @nasmeridianms~ page 4 ~ DoD helps to build www.facebook. page 2:Area Happenings page 7:Check out whats for sale. page 5:A Man of Honor page 9:Domestic Violence month Base EventsLiberty Booling p.m. at the 679-2651.Parents Night Out Autumnfest Halloween Fun Run Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. Mission Nutrition 8 a.m.2 p.m. at Eight new aviators made the next step in their career on Sept. 28 by earning their Wings of Gold during a ceremony in the chapel on board Naval Air Station Meridian. Special guests at the ceremony were Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence who were on hand to see their son, U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Michael J. Pence, receive his wings. First Lt. Pence was also awarded the Golden Stick which is presented to an aviator in each class with the highest composite score. Hopefully what everybody felt here today was just a bunch of families enjoying the pride and the respect, and the honor of seeing their children something thats bigger than themselves, I think is wonderful, said Capt. Nicholas Mungas, Training Air Wing One commodore. The guest speaker was U.S. Navy Retired Capt. Sterling G. Gilliam who is currently the director of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Vice President Pence has been a servant of our country in the private sector and in politics. As our vice president he represents our executive branch so well and is such a huge supporter of our department of defense, Gilliam said. And the beautiful thing about this story is that it continues to grow. The history of naval aviation is not static. These young men and history within a matter of weeks. There was a message of new opportunities and a new purpose to serve throughout the ceremony and continued with Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, Chief of Naval Air Training. I will tell you to be humble, creditable and approachable these things will make you a successful aviator, Harris told the newly pinned aviators. Five U.S. Navy, one U.S. Marine Corps and one French Naval aviators will receive their Wings of Gold during the ceremony. The naval regulations, but has emerged as an honored product of the rich heritage of naval tradition. It marks the culmination of nearly two years of specialof aerial combat and carrier operations -earning each the title of Naval Aviator and the right to wear the coveted Wings of Gold. Winging, page 3Training Air Wing One on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., holds a Winging Ceremony, Sept. 28. During the ceremony eight new aviators earned their Wings of Gold after nearly 18 months of training in the T-45C Goshawk. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence were there to see their son, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Michael Pence, earn his wings. The guest speaker was retired U.S. Navy service awards Navy Region Southeast announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Community Service Program Awards, Oct. 2. Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC), Meridian was command category, including: Personal Excellence Partnership, 2nd place; Health, Safety and Fitness, 1st place; Project Good Neighbor, 3rd place; and Environmental Stewardship, 2nd place. It is with great pleasure, I announce the Navy Region Southeast winners of the 2017-2018 Navy Community Service Program (NCSP) awards competition, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, Commander, Navy Region Southeast said. This years recipients epitomize our core values and demonstrate a sincere commitment to community service throughout the Southeast Region. In 1981, NTTC established SHIPMATES which stands for Sailors Helping Interested People of the Meridian Area Through Enthusiastic Service program. Through these initiatives, the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment for our Sailors and civil service members are reinforced; honors our community through volunteer service and compassionate giving; instills courage to face overwhelming obstacles and work toward solutions; and, demonstrates our commitment to stay the course and set positive examples for our community, said YN1 Michael Howard, NTTC Community Service Program Coordinator. SHIPMATES has been an active part of the symbiotic relationship enjoyed between NTTC Meridian and the surrounding counties NTTC, page 8I would like to extend my personal gratitude for your tremendous commitment to improving the quality of life on our installations and in our local communities. Operational Support Center auditorium during the Bells Across America remembrance ceremony onboard NAS Meridian, Sept. 27. The event members and their families through the Navy Gold Star Program, a program that serves the families of military members who died while on active duty, regardless of the branch of service or cause of death.
Area Happenings 13: Lonesome Traveler with Special Guest Peter Yarrow 20: Downtown Cleanup from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the HisMeridian Art Walk Military Spouses Support Circle 2 e Skyline Capt. Brian S. Horstman Cmdr. J.P. Falardeau CMDCM Maurice Sutherland Photo of Week Boxer is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. A Day in Naval History ~ Oct. 12, 2000 ~ ~ Oct. 7, 1975 ~ Sailors, civilians and contractor per sonnel at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) recognized the 20th Anniversary of its establishment during a ceremony Oct. 1. while delivering exceptional quality of service for Sailors is the BUPERS/NPC mission, and for two decades this team has delivered, said Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, Commander, Navy Personnel Command. With our eye on the horizon, we are transforming our processes and introducing the right technology to ensure we put to sea the Navy the Nation Needs while enhancing the career experience for our Sailors and their families. The decision to create NPC was due to a 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendation that the Bureau of Naval Personnel move from Washington, D.C. to Naval Air Station Memphis, now known as Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee. The relocation began in mid-1995 and culminated with the establishment of NPC on Oct. 1, 1998. Navy Personnel Command plank owner Laurie Lee Gschwend, now a human resource specialist working in civilian pay, started working with NPC before the establishment as part of the relocation team converting the future NPC buildings from schoolhouses and classrooms to administrative spaces. Since the establishment there have been many changes, but the mission doesnt change. We (NPC) frequently change and reorganize, but the mission, it never changes, said Gschwend. It starts with taking care of Sailors, making sure the Fleet is manned, and the support team takes care of all. The support people arent always in the limelight, but we all work together to accomplish the mission. The little changes happen, but the big thing the mission doesnt change. The Navys Command and Control action Authority (OTA) contract in late and money while gaining necessary capability for an effort that has worldwide Through the OTA, PMW 150s Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information Systems (G-TSCMIS) program will deliver a cloud-hosted database for the Defense Department to enable coordinated security cooperation across the globe. G-TSCMIS is being developed on behalf of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, or DSCA. PMW 150 Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I). PMW 150s tenacious effort to get this work awarded through a non-traditional meansin this case an OTAgets after what were trying to accomplish at PEO C4I, said Rear Adm. Carl Chebs Chebi, C4I. It strengthens our partnerships with our industry partners as well as our joint-service partners. It delivers necesthats faster and more affordable so our forces can win tonight. Were not innovating for innovations sakewere innovat-Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Martin signed a proclamation Oct. 2 at the National Flight Academy onboard tions commitment to support victims of domestic violence and end family violence in the NAS Pensacola community. Martin signed the proclamation dur ing the third annual Community Response to Domestic Violence ceremony, an event designed to publicize the annual designation of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The brief ceremony, attended by nearly 50 individuals representing NAS Pensacola community partners and military leader ship, was initiated three years ago and is designed to honor Pensacola-area service members and community members working to support victims of domestic abuse. Thirteen people from six agencies in the community, four service members and one service dog were recognized during the ceremony for their individual contributions to victim care. -
Above: Second Lady Karen Pence, left, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Michael Pence and Vice President Mike Pence pose for a group photo after 1st Lt. Pence received his wings at a winging ceremony in the chapel on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Sept. 28. Below: Mississippi Council of the Navy League member Arjen Lagendijk, left, presents the Golden Stick award to 1st Lt. Michael Pence during the ceremony. a reenlistment ceremony in front of the chapel onboard NAS Meridian, Oct. 1. Bryant reenlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years. Humber a reenlistment ceremony in front of the chapel onboard NAS Meridian, Oct. 5. Miller reenlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years. MA2 Promoted Winging Those earning wings include: Lt. j.g. Alexander Joseph Carlson, USN, earned one Navy E for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Sept. 25.Lt. j.g. Ruairidh Alexander Robert Donaldson, USN, was selected for E-2/C-2 and underwent Multi-Engine Training in Corpus Christi, Texas before beginning training in Meridian. Donaldson will be continuing training onboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Sept. 25. Lt. j.g. Connor Andrew Humber, USN, earned two Navy Es for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Sept. 25.Lt. j.g. Maxwell James Kampton, USN, earned four Navy Es for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Sept. 25. Lt. j.g. Blake Coleman Leming, USN, joined the Navy as an Airman Apprentice in April 2007. After nine months of Aviation Electronics Technician training he went on to serve at Fleet Readiness Center Northwest, in Whidbey Island, Washington, from January 2008 to December 2009. He then completed three years of sea duty at Special Projects Patrol Squadron Two in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, to include multiple detachments and deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He achieved the rank of Petty Ofthe Seaman-to-Admiral Program in October 2012. Leming earned one Navy E for bombing accuracy during T-45C onboard the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) Aug. 10.1st Lt. Michael Joseph Pence, USMC, was named to the Commodores List during Primary Flight Training and was VT-7s Student of the Quarter for the Second board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Aug. 10. Lt. Sean Hugo Richardson, French Navy, earned one Navy E for bombing accuracy during Advanced Jet board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Aug. 10. Lt. Matthew Scott Stafford, USN, was commissioned in the Navy on May 13, 2011, at the completion of Ofin November 2012 upon completion of Advanced Helicopter Flight Training at NAS Whiting Field, Florida, and trained in the SH-60S Seahawk with HSC-3 at NAS North Island, San Diego. He went on to a three year forward deployed sea tour with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Twelve (HSC-12) based at NAF Atsugi, Japan, to include multiple deployments and detachments with Carrier Air Wing FIVE onboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and USS Blue was selected for a lateral transfer from HSC to VAQ in 2016. During Advanced Jet Flight Training, he earned in the T-45C onboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Sept. 25. All aviators completed Advanced Jet Flight Training with Training Squadron 7.
4 Having grown up when kids roamed freely while parents smoked Salmon, wore belted vests, ate pimento cheese and adjusted console televisions, my upbringing was undoubtedly different than my childrens. Without a 24/7 supply of internet information, my hopes, dreams and fears were based on my imaginaand what I saw in movies, television, and comic books. Ask my kids what scares them, and theyd tell you ghosts, zombies, basements, evil clowns, serial killers, and shopping mall Santas. Pretty standard. But I feared a lot more as a child, including: 1. Quicksand. In the 20th Century we believed that while poking around in the woods we might inadvertently sink into a lethal pit of quicksand and meet an agonizing death. Why? Because this happened to actors in just about every television show and movie of our time, including The Incredible Hulk, The Six Million Dollar Man, Scooby Do, Indiana Jones, Johnny Quest, and Gilligans Island. 2. Razor blades in Halloween treats. Before the advent of economical fun sized candies, some neighbors werent willing to shell-out for full-sized Zagnuts, so they handed out more economical but boring fruit the perfect hiding place for razor blades, according to our par ents. Apparently, the razor blade threat is an urban myth and the real danger was trick-or-treaters coming back to toilet paper the houses of the cheapskates who didnt give out candy. 3. Hitchhikers. Thirty years ago, hitchhiking was a relatively safe mode of transportation, but disturbing stories circulated at summer camp and slumber parties about murderous hitchers. I never saw Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and my own brother-in-law rode the D.C. slug lines without incident for years, but hitchhikers were creepy nonetheless. 4. Stepping in poo. When I grew up, it was everywhere. People let their dogs roam just like the kids, and called them back if they didnt show up on the porch in an hour or two. No one picked up dog poo, except big brothers who speared it with sticks to chase little sisters. (Trust me.) There were no signs with bag dispensers reading Pick up after your pet! Dog poo was a fact of life, and stepping in it was a real danger. Which leads me to the next terror or youll get worms! My mother used to bellow between puffs of her Taryton 100. Apparently, people werent as conscientious about vet care back then, so getting worms was a real possibility for barefoot kids. When I didnt heed her warnings, I was punished with few bee stings, but never got worms. Aside from the revolting thought of poo squishing between my toes, the fear of parasites feeding on my innards had me steering clear of piles. 6. Any disease requiring a large brace, an iron lung, shock treatments, or a lobotomy. Sure, needles arent fun. But Id take a shot in the arm any day to the diseases that we faced as kids. Vaccinations were new, so we heard real cases of polio, mumps, measles, and chickenpox, and the rumors of treatments were terrifying. Plus, we all knew a kid at school who wore a humongous contraption to brace his legs or spine, and feared wed end up with a disease too. 7. Getting chopped up in an outboard motor, locked in an abandoned refrigerator, or having an arm ripped off by a passing car. Although we never knew people who had suffered these fates, grown ups told us that, if we werent careful, these things might happen. We couldnt google to fact check their claims and accepted them as fact. 8. People with tattoos. Today, its normal to see a mom pushing a stroller with roses tattooed around her bicep. But in my day, with the exception of military men, it was assumed that people with tattoos had suffered some misfortune in life that compelled them to become dangerous deviants, probably carrying switchblades. Being a kid used to be pretty scary. But nowadays, children can safely munch their fun-sized candy bars and too, knowing that helicopter parents, pharmaceuticals, and the internet will protect them. Now thats scary. COLUMN rfntbtb fnbnnnntntf ffnntt ftf rttffntf rfnt rfntb 154545-1 ESCAPE: FISH, SKI, BOAT, OR JUST RELAX 365 DAYS A YEAR.This beautiful 2BR home is practically brand new, having just been used on weekends. All electric, new washer & dryer, CH/A, covered porch and deck. on the canal that is just off main lake. Security system. Tool/storage shed. New water & sewage systems. 3639 Kay Drive (Dalewood) only 10 miles to NAS Meridian Well worth the price! $77,000 (601)917-3317 Ask for Ricky 149223-1 By Jim Garamone land nations with security needs, Navy Undersecretary Thomas B. Modly told the Defense Writers Group here today. island nations of Oceania. The trip involved stops in Kiribati and its capital on the island of Tarawa. He also visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. island of Guam. The area is vast, he said, and there was during World War II. The undersecretary and the scale of distance. The vastness of the region is matched by the vastness of the issues and the challenges we have in trying to keep it secure, he said. Modly met with civilian and military ofresentatives. The overarching theme I got there were the paramount value of freedom of navigation and the protection of their economic zones, he said. The land area in Oceania is small, but the economic zones are huge, and they are 80 percent water, he said. They are very their desires to maintain a strong relationship with the United States, Modly said. The United States developed relations with the nations many of them colonial possessions at the time during World War II. Those continued through the Cold War to today. But things have changed, he told the defense writers, and the United States is no longer the only major power operating in the area now. nia, he noted. There is no question China is becoming much more assertive in the region, he said. They are looking for a variety of different ways to expand their ing investments tied to loans, as well as grants. These projects are largely around infrastructure extension of runways and construction of buildings and a conference center. It is apparent they are there and plan to stay there for the long term, he said. The United States, Australia and New Zealand have a strong partnership in the region, and the moves in the area are complementary. From my perspective, Modly said, it is critical to reinforce these partnerships and look for opportunities to help these nations. One opportunity, he said, is to invest in developing capabilities to use, patrol and police their vast watery economic zones. The countries do not have navies, and their coast guards are limited as well. Modly suggested that the United States could work with these nations to develop fusion centers that channel all sorts of information where it is needed and when it is needed. This information could be as simple as could be warnings about incursions by ilThe nations dont have large populations. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets could give them an unmanned way to search their territory and only have patrol boats go out when they are needed, the Navy undersecretary said. Its a pretty modest investment, and the technology is so good right now that it would be helpful, he told the writers.Navy Undersecretary Thomas B. Modly speaks to the Defense Writers Group in Washington about developing capabilities with the island nations of Oceania, Oct. 4.
By Lance Cpl. Tessa Watts A birthday celebration was held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on Oct. 2, 2018 for retired surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima. A man with bright eyes and heartwarming laughter, 95 years old never looked so youthful. Williams watched as his brothers were drafted into the U.S. Army and decided he wanted to become a U.S. Marine. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1943 and retired after approximately 17 years of service. I joined the Marine Corps primarily because I knew nothing about the Marine Corps, Williams said. I was totally uneducated about the armed forces. The Marines were always very sharp, neat, polite, treated women very respectfully, and it caught my eye. Williams joined the Corps with the ambition to protect the country he called home. Little did he know, he would so dearly. I thought that we would stay right here in the United States of America to protect our country and our freedom, so nobody could take this country away from us, Williams said. In boot camp, I was being trained by individuals who had been in combat. They were teaching us that if we were war. A boy from West Virginia working on a farm, Williams underwent the same honorable transformation endured by those before him and those after him; becoming a U.S. Marine headed overseas to enemy territory to defend his country. In boot camp, a persons life completely changes, Williams said. From the time they arrive to the time they graduate, they become a new person. There is a spirit created within us that I cannot explain. It makes you so proud to be a Marine. that made him valuable to the Marine Corps and the war during World War II. Williams said. I was selected to be in a special weapons Jima there were many reinforced concrete pillboxes that bazookas, artillery, and mortars couldnt affect. would earn him the Medal of Honor on Oct. 5, 1945 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. At that point in time, I did not understand what I was receiving, Williams said. I had never heard of the Medal of Honor. I didnt even know such a thing existed. As far as I was concerned, I was just doing what I was trained to do at Iwo Jima. That was my job. It wasnt anything special. After receiving the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Williams was called upon to speak to the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Alexander Archer Vandegrift. with Williams despite the fear of speaking to a man known to never crack a smile. When the commandant spoke to me, much of what he said I do not recall because I was too scared, Williams said as he laughed. One of the things he did say that registered and has never escaped me is that medal does not belong to you. It belongs to all of those Marines that never got to come home. Dont ever do anything that would tarnish that medal. I remember those words very well. Williams joined the Marine Corps with a pure heart, dedicated to perform his duty to his country. Those duties al of Honor. A hero in the eyes of many, when he looks in the mirror he sees a man who was simply doing his job and caring for the fellow Marines around him. With the distant gaze of a mind recalling nostalgic memories, We were just Marines looking out for each other, Williams said.5 OOORAH! Pvt. Juliza KarmolinskiMATSS-1 StudentHometown: Logansport, Ind. Pfc. Daquan BrownMATSS-1 Student Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. Pvt. Karmolinski joined the Marine Corps on May 21, looking for opportunities to better herself and give the children in her family someone to look up to. She is most excited about getting to travel the world, experience different cultures and helping those in need in other countries. During her free time, she working out, She hopes to do all of those things by receiving orders to Hawaii after graduation. Her most memorable experience from boot camp was the shooting range. I had never shot a weapon before that day, she said. Pfc. Brown joined the Marine Corps April 9, wanting to give his younger brothers and sisters someone to look up to as they grow up. Brown spends his free time at the gym, playing football or basketball, or just hanging out with friends to play video games. Hes looking forward to travelling the world and earning better opportunities for himself and his family. He wants or ders to the East Coast so he can be close to his family and guide his siblings. His most memorable experience from boot camp was receiving his EGA and earning the title United States Marine. the 2018 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show Sept. 29. This years air show honors years of women in the Marine Corps by featuring several performances and displays that highlight the accomplishments and milestones the service in 1918. Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima, explains the importance behind the Gold Star Flag to attendees of his 95th birthday party at the National World War II Museum, Oct. 2,
6 Facility Phone Numbers On the Web: www.navymwrmeridian.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MWRMeridian Fitness Center 679-2379 Liberty Center 679-3760 Tickets 679-3773 McCain Rec Center 679-2651 Equipment Rental 679-2609 Library 679-2326 Rudders Pub & Grill 679-2780 CDC/CDH 679-2652 SAC 679-5252 SLO 679-2473 P.C. Golf Course 679-2526 MWR Admin. 679-2551 MWR Jobs Line 679-2467 McCain Rec Centerursday, October 11 5 p.m., Incredibles 2, PG 7 p.m., Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, PG13Friday, October 12 5 p.m., Pocahontas, G7 p.m., Upgrade, R Saturday, October 13 1 p.m., Moana, PG5 p.m., Uncle Drew, PG137 p.m., Upgrade, R Sunday, October 14 1 p.m., Incredibles 2, PG 5 p.m., Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, PG137:30 p.m., Uncle Drew, PG13 Monday, October 15 5 p.m., e Emoji Movie, PG7 p.m., Oceans 8, PG13 Tuesday, October 16 5 p.m., Into the Woods, PG7:30 p.m., Solo: A Star Wars Story, PG13 Wednesday, October 17 5 p.m., Monster House, PG 7 p.m., Saving Private Ryan, R ursday, October 18 5 p.m., e Emoji Movie, PG7 p.m., Oceans 8, PG13 McCain Rec CenterFriday, October 19 5 p.m., Into the Woods, PG7:30 p.m., Solo: A Star Wars Story, PG13 Saturday, October 20 1 p.m., Monster House, PG 5 p.m., Saving Private Ryan, R8 p.m., Solo: A Star Wars Story, PG13 Sunday, October 21 1 p.m., e Emoji Movie, PG5 p.m., Oceans 8, PG137 p.m., Saving Private Ryan, R Monday, October 22 5 p.m., Monsters. Inc, G 7 p.m., Training Day, R Tuesday, October 23 5 p.m., Monsters University, PG7 p.m., e Shawshank Redemption, R Wednesday, October 24 5 p.m., Antz, PG7 p.m., Sicario: Day of the Soldado, R ursday, October 25 5 p.m., Monsters. Inc, G 7 p.m., Training Day, R Friday, October 26 5 p.m., Monsters University, PG7 p.m., e Shawshank Redemption, R Join us for pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, This event is brought to you in part by:*The Department of the Navy does not endorse any company, sponsor or their products or services. Autumn Fest
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8 156000-1 Oct. 8-14 Lauderdale County Agri-Center 1030 Hwy 19 S. Meridian. MS 601-934-4867 Military Day Friday, October 12th $25 Hand Stamp* Military Discount: $5 gate admission with valid military ID. Thursday, Oct. 11 r frntb tr Friday, Oct. 12 tb tr MILITARY DISCOUNT: $5 gate admission Saturday, Oct. 13 rb nnrr tr Sunday, Oct. 15 b t trb Please see: http://queencityfair.net/schedule 155971-1 NTTC civilian personnel responsible for providing technical training to more than 2,400 entry level Sailors per year. To supplement and reinforce our commitment to excellence, the command continues to use the SHIPMATES program to provide our student population with additional choices to utilize their off-duty hours constructively and become involved in the local community, Howard said. Our goal is to project and maintain the positive image the Navy has established within the community by fostering good community relations through volunteer services. Volunteer service provided by SHIPMATES contributes directly to the staff and students positive morale. The experience gained by providing volunteer service plays a major role in the development of our future leaders, Howard said. About 700 NTTC students volunteered 3,215 hours to Lamar Elementary, Northeast Lauderdale Youth Football League, Poplar Springs Elementary School, Northeast Lauderdale Elementary, West Lauderdale Elementary, 17th Annual Hoops for Jesus, Camp Eagle Ridge, State Games of Mississippi, Hwy 80 Song Writer Festival, Boy Scouts of America, Rose Hill Cemetery, East Mississippi Business District, Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, Meridian Housing Authority, Mustard Seed Food Pantry, Earths Bounty, Meridian Outreach Program for the Homeless, the City of Meridian, and Lauderdale County. Maryland, during the 2018 Newmans Own Awards at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, Oct. 5. The annual competition seeks to reward ingenuity for programs that By Jim Garamone The nation, writ large, has a moral responsibility to ensure the needs of veterans are met, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a ceremony where the Newmans Own Foundation distributed funds to charities serving service members, their families and veterans. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford praised Newmans Own for its dedication to service tions during the Oct. 5 ceremony in the Pentagons Hall of Heroes. Actor and World War II veteran Paul Newman founded Newmans Own in 1982 since, Newmans Own has donated more than $530 million to thousands of charities. In 1999, the company partnered with the Fisher House Foundation and Military Times publications to aim donations at innovative groups that improve the quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Since it started, Newmans Own has recognized 179 programs with awards totaling $1,925,000. The reason the United States military has been able to do the things it does throughout my career is because of the quality of young men and women weve been able to recruit over time, the general said at the ceremony. When Dunford entered the military, the all-volunteer force, which began in 1973, was in its infancy. There were many critics who believed the force would fail. The allvolunteer military has become the superb force of today. make, Dunford said. But I am concerned about keeping this up, he said. It goes back to something George Washington said The manner in which we treat our veterans will determine the willingness of future generations to serve. He said the recipients of the Newman Own Awards this year cover the full spectrum of services Americans want their vets to have. We would want them to have housing. We would want them to have a job. We would want them to have health care, and a piece of that is we would want them to be connected to men and women with which they served so they dont feel isolated when they leave active duty, he said. What these groups -and many more like them across the nation -do really does send a loud and clear message that we really do respect, we value, we appreciate the service of those in uniform, he said. This year, the Warrior Reunion Foundation of Cockeysville, Maryland, received a $50,000 grant from Newmans Own. The group looks to help combat vets reconnect with their comrades they served in combat with. It lets veterans sit down with each other knowing that they experienced the same conditions, same uncertainties and sometimes the same traumas. The Vets on Track Foundation of Garrisonville, Virginia, received a grant of $37,500. The foundation furnishes homes for vets and their families who were previously living in shelters or the streets. Code Platoon of Chicago received $37,500 to educate vets and spouses to become software developers. The West Virginia Health Right of Charleston received $37,500 to provide free dental care for West Virginia vets without dental coverage. help provide non-narcotic therapies for the treatment of pain and symptoms of posttraumatic stress for vets.
9 FFSC Briefs Positive Parenting: Handling Behavior Problems or 4-5 p.m. childhood with few behavior problems the rewards the child receives from parto improved behavior. Time Management Children Oct. 18 from 5-6 p.m. this workshop to explore the impact of Halloween Crafts of materials! Halloween Crafts of materials! Sgt. Jennifer Nissen Australia to experience a Lance Cpl. Max Snyder My dream assignment would be anywhere over seas. Pfc. Jared Burns Hawaii because it a beautiful place and one of the last states I havent visited. ITS YOUR TURN... Pfc. Jonathan Albenez Beaufort, S.C. Its a hidden gem and close to home. Pvt. Malika Warrington Hawaii because Ive always wanted to go somewhere different, and I love the water. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. No one deserves to be abused, ever. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker. Once you understand domestic abuse, you can supdentially and at their own pace. Having their abuse discovered can be embar rassing and frightening for victims, so youll need to tread lightly. And some victims may never report their abuse. If you ever feel a victim is in immediate danger, get help right away. Understanding domestic abuse: Contact the Family Advocacy Program (601679-2360) or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) if you think someone is being abused, but youre not sure. They can help you talk it through. Domestic abuse usually involves a pattern of violence, and emotional and verbal abuse. Its important to understand domestic abuse so you can recognize it and offer help to victims. Abusers may hurt their victims and maintain control over them using insults, put-downs, public humiliation and name calling, along with physical abuse. deprivation or to take away the children. The abusers need to feel powerful and in control of another persons behavior and actions underlies all domestic abuse. High levels of stress created by the cycle of deployment and reintegration, recovery from physical or psychological injuries or military transitions can add to the risk of abuse. Frequent relocations that separate military families from social support systems can also add to the risk of abuse. Economic dependence of many military spouses is another risk factor for abuse. Warning signs of abuse: Fear of ones spouse or of ending the relationship Physical abuse, including grabbing, pinching, shoving or hitting Emotional abuse, such as put-downs, embarrassment or humiliation in private or in front of others Social isolation, in which the victim isnt allowed to see or talk to relatives or friends Threats of violence against the victim, the victims children or people the victim loves Unexplained bruises or injuries Increased or unexplained absences from work Harassing phone calls at work or at home Withdrawal from friends, family or fellow service members If you have a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker who may be a victim of domestic abuse, reach out and offer support. Many people are uncomfortable raising an issue they think is none of their business, or theyre afraid that revealing suspicions will increase the risk of abuse or adversely affect a service members career. But domestic abuse can be a matter of life and death. Here are ways you can Show your concern. Let the person youre concerned about know youre ready to listen and help. Encourage the victim to seek medical attention for any injuries. Offer information on support resources. You can urge your relative or friend to contact the FFSC to speak with a counselor. Make sure the victim understands the militarys options for reporting domestic abuse. Except in cer tain circumstances, victims can get assistance from an FFSC counselor or the Family Advocacy Program, and receive medical care without it automatically reservice members command. Call 911 if the victim is in immediate danger of assault or physical injury. Remind the victim of the impact of domestic abuse on children. Whether or not they physically experience violence, children living in violent households suffer emotional and psychological damage. Remind the person that abusers rarely stop without help, regardless of promises. An incident of domestic abuse is often followed by a honeymoon period. When tensions mount, the violent behavior returns. Be there for the person. A victim of domestic abuse may need you to make phone calls, go with him or her to the police or help with child care while working out a safety plan. Although you cant do it all, ask and do what you can to help. Respect the victims decisions. You may wonder why the victim stays in an abusive relationship. Many reasons may exist none of them are simple. Respect and support the victim who chooses to stay. A victim often returns to the abuser several times before leaving for good. Your continued help, support and encouragement are vital. -As part of the software backbone used to support the functionality of the Navy College Program website and Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC), the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) is continually updated. Our recent NCMIS upgrades include the latest updates to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, including online acknowledgement of Transferability of Education Bento Sailors; and Upgraded Advanced Education Voucher/Graduate Education Voucher (AEV/GEV) functionality, said Steve Ramey, NCMIS program manager for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center. Here are three things to know about the NCMIS enhancements: Updated Post-9/11 GI Bill Process. As announced in NAVADMIN 236/18, all Sailors are required to sign a Statement of Understanding (SOU) to begin the proto family members. Once logged into MyEducation from the Navy College Program website, the service member reviews the SOU and agrees to the statement. Further instructions will guide the Sailor to the milConnect website (https://milconnect.dmdc.osd. by Navy Personnel Command or Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command. Sailors can see the status of their TEB by logging into milConnect. Sailors will now receive individualized messages within MyEducation. The MyEducation Application is used by Sailors to submit funding requests for tuition assistance (TA) and for Navy College Program for (DL) courses. Updates to the Navy College Program munication with a service member within MyEducation and the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS). This will allow any Navy College staff member to access the Sailors record of communication to ensure continuity of service resulting in an improved counseling experience. Updates to the Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) and Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program functionalities. For participants in the AEV or GEV program, changes have been made to prevent FY crossovers, allow school fees to be entered for reimbursement, and provide better visibility of remaining program funding on the service members record. More information can be found by visiting the Navy College Program website: https://www.navycollege. navy.mil/index.htm including how to start the education process, complete required training, or submit a Help Request.
131973-1 rff ntb ftt ttt tnfftn b bbf tb bft ftt tbf ttbtfft LaBiche Jewelers Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company M ERIDIAN S TARTH E 155730-1 rrf rfrfn ftbtf ft fHave a safe school year! rffrfrnfftnbffffrf Attention Teachers r ntbn ntt ttb t By Jim Garamone The reign of the Naval Academys Class of 1978 is over as Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd passed the Old Goat Award decanter to Vice Adm. Bill Lesher during a ceremony at the Navy Yard, here last week. The Old Goat Award is held by the oldest serving Naval Academy graduate, said Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter. Tidd, the current U.S. Southern Command commander, actually will hold the award until he retires. Tidd is the last of four members of the class of 1978 to hold the award a record for the academy. Retired Admirals Mark Ferguson, Cecil Haney and Harry Harris are all previous members of the class who were Old Goats. The lighthearted ceremony was part of the chief of naval operations threeand four-star gathering. Navy Adm. John Richardson, the class of 1982, poked fun at the old and gray goats. Lesher serves at the Pentagon as the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources. This is one of those dubious distinctions, ous because there is certainly no one who enters the Naval Academy on induction day and says, Man, I hope I can be the Old Goat. Usually they are hoping they can just make it through the day! crystal decanter, which has the initials and class years of the recipients engraved on it. Im a big believer in a learning culture and a learning institution, and when I got this from my classmate Harry Harris, I looked at it and said there is something wrong with this, Tidd said. I have taken it on myself to modify this slightly and I pass this on to everyone who holds this subsequently that at least as long as the trophy is a decanter, it should no longer be empty. Tidd, highlighting his time in Central and South America, also presented Lesher with a bottle of 23-year old Zacapa rum from GuateLesher thanked Tidd, not only for the decanter and rum, but for his 40-year Navy career. I really want to congratulate Admiral Tidd on his impressive and accomplished career, he said. I appreciate the honor and privilege of following you, and I look forward to passing this on to somebody else here. For the Navy this is a relatively recent tradition, starting with Navy Rear Adm. Alton Stock, who graduated from the academy in 1972.Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd passes the Old Goat Award decanter to Vice Adm. Bill Lesher the oldest Naval Academy graduate still on active service. Tidd was with the class of 1978, Swisher the class of 1980 By Carla M. McCarthy Five students from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) completed the inaugural MH-60R Sensor Operator Course offered by the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) International Training Center (NITC) Sept. 27. The eight-week A school course is the culmination of a year and a half of training, much of it equivalent to the U.S. Navys aircrew preparation program. course, as part of an overall pipeline of training, teaching the basic theory and operations for the various systems the students will be working on in the MH-60R, said Sammy Rowe, one of the courses instructors. Im particularly pleased with how well all of our students achieved academically as they learned the fundamentals of being an aviation sensor operator. The course covered a variety of topics, including MHcation friend or foe radar, electronic warfare, and ElectroOptical / Infrared sensor operations. The NITC course is the latest step for preparing the mission helicopter, which provides the capability to identify, engage, and defeat maritime security threats along with the ability to perform secondary missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay. developing an exciting new capability for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, said Cmdr. Mohamed Al-Zahrani, RSNF plishments. Before the NITC course, the students completed intensive English language immersion programs at U.S. univer sities as part of their training roadmap. Then, they reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola to go through the same aircrew training that their U.S. Navy enlisted counterparts experience, covering a range of skills and topics such as mishap and water survival training, emergency egress procedures, and aviation life support systems. The students will continue their training, just like their U.S. counterparts, with the Air Wolves of Helicopter placement squadron that trains U.S. Navy pilots and air crew, along with international students, at Naval Station NITC is so proud of this course, and this initial group of exceptional students, said Cmdr. William Gibson, strengthen alliances and partnerships and highlight for us as instructors the common goals we share and how crucial partnerships help us achieve common goals. NITC is part of the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) and provides U.S. Navy training and education in support of the requirements of international friends and allies. For more about NITC, visit https://www.netsafa.navy.mil/NITC/Default. htm.