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Vol. 73, No. 45


VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com


NETC honored with Navy's highest EEO award


By Steve Vanderwerff
NETC Public Affairs

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC)
was awarded the 2009 Nathaniel Stinson Award for hav-
ing the best equal employment opportunity (EEO) pro-
gram in the Navy, during an award ceremony at the
Senior Executive Service Leadership Seminar in
Arlington, Va., recently.
It's the first time since 2004 that NETC has received
the award for outstanding achievement in affirmative
employment, human rights, equal opportunity, human
resources, fair hiring practices, cultural and heritage pro-
grams.
Capt. Markus K. Hannan, NETC chief of staff, accept-


Blue Angels

Homecoming Air Show

set to thrill thousands

he Navy's world-famous Blue

Angels Flight Demonstration

Squadron are preparing to

fire-up their F/A-18 "HIomets" for their

final shows of the 2009 season aboard

Naval Air Station Pensacola's Sherman

Field Nov. 13 and 14.

This year, along with the Blue Angels perform-
ance, the Blues' C-130 Hercules transport known as
"Fat Albert" will demonstrate a jet assisted take-off
(JATO) with the help of solid fuel rockets.
Other military performers include the F-l 6 Viper E
Demo Team, the F/A 18F Super Hornet and a P-51
Mustang.
The Emerald Coast Skydivers will make a jump
and Training Air Wing Six will feature a fly-by with
wing aircraft.
Tentatively scheduled for both days will be aero-
batics by performers such as Jan Collmer flying the
Fina Extra 300L, David Martin piloting his Breitling
CAP 232, Kent Pietsch will entertain the crowd with
his comedy show in the Jelly Belly Cadet and Patty
Wagstaffwill be pushing her Extra 300S to its limits.
Otto the helicopter will amaze everyone with his
antics and family oriented entertainment and the
Geico Skytypers will fly their six World War 11-vin-
tage SNJ-2s as they deliver aerial messages to the
crowd.
There will be several fly-by appearances of various
aircraft and Kent Shockley will roar down the runway
in the 36,000 horsepower Shockwave Jet Truck.
Along with incredible flying demonstrations, more
than 50 military and civilian aircraft will be on display.
These statics include the FedEx airbus, as well as air-
craft ranging from present-day, state-of-the-art jet
fighters to aircraft from the 1930s.
In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday
shows, there will be a night show beginning at 4:30
p.m. on Saturday. Aircraft will light up the sky with
full afterburner and pyrotechnics.
Admission, parking and shuttle service for all
shows are free. Security personnel and signs will
direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.
Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged.
Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous
concession stands. Pets, coolers and smoking are not
permitted.


A "Heritage Flight" consisting of vintage and modern
fighter aircraft make a pass in front of the crowd at the
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show 2008. (Top to
bottom) P-51 Mustang, F-16 Eagle and F/A-18
Hornet. Photo by Mike O'Connor


ed the award on behalf of NETC Commander, Rear
Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny.
"I'm honored to accept the award on behalf of Rear
Adm. Kilkenny and the entire NETC staff," said Capt.
Markus Hannan, NETC chief of staff. "The award
reflects Rear Adm. Kilkenny's belief and commitment,
to diversity and equal opportunity. It also recognizes the
unwavering effort by our staff in the Civilian Personnel
Programs Department."
NETC Civilian Personnel Programs Director, Cheryl
Lawson and Jackie P. Holley, EEO manager, also attend-
ed the ceremony.
"Receiving the award validates the commitment of
my staff to equality of opportunity," said Lawson.
"Without the support ofNETC's leadership, our program


By Anne Thrower
Gosport Staff Writer

Included among the thou-
sands who will be watching
the Blue Angels this
weekend will be a group
of former Navy pilots
who are distinct in their
own right.
They are among the last
of the enlisted pilots from the
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard. And they have decided to
make this weekend (Nov. 12-15)
the last time they meet as the nation-
al Silver Eagles group.
It will be their 45th reunion. As


would not be as successful. We want to do the right
thing."
Nathaniel Stinson was the Navy's first Equal
Employment Opportunity officer. He is recognized for
establishing Navy EEO when affirmative employment
was taking shape in the workplace. In 1993, the secretary
of the Navy inaugurated the Nathaniel Stinson Equal
Employment Opportunity Awards.
The Nathaniel Stinson Equal Employment
Opportunity Achievement and Leadership Awards pro-
gram salutes commands, activities and individuals who
have directly aided the mission of the Department of the
Navy by increasing efficiency, effectiveness and imple-

See NETC/EEO on page 2


Family members record a greeting to be sent to 1st Lt. Jason Carracino in Iraq. (Left to right, top row): Terry
Godwin, Debbie Brooks, Tommy Godwin, Angel Sutek, Marvin Wiggins; (bottom row) Nicole Hilburn, Kayla
Brooks (17), Kathy Godwin, Heaven Sutek (10) and Elaine Wiggins.

Operation Best Wishes hosts

holiday greetings for deployed


Story, photo
by Nikki Nash
NASP Public Affairs

Operation Best Wishes recently
hosted an opportunity for family
and friends to send holiday wishes
to their loved ones deployed over-
seas.
The event which took place
Nov. 5 at the PenAir Federal Credit
Union's corporate office on Nine
Mile Road gave family and


enlisted members a chance to send
a live greeting free of charge to
deployed loved ones.
One of the families taking
advantage of the service was send-
ing warm holiday wishes to 1st Lt.
Jason Carracino, stationed at Camp
Normandy, Iraq. The entire family
agreed, "he'll love it," when asked
how Jason will feel when he
receives their greeting consisting of
sing-alongs to the "Dukes of
Hazard" theme song and "We Wish


You A Merry Christmas."
"It's classic 'us,"' said Terry
Godwin, of the video of the family
of 10, which was both funny and
sentimental. Godwin is Jason's
brother
The family currently uses Web
sites like Facebook to connect with
Jason who is serving his third tour.
They have also used web cams to
communicate but find it

See Best Wishes on page 2


SECNAV
designates
November as
Warrior Care Month
By Zona Lewis
Navy Safe Harbor Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) In
ALNAV 069/09, released Oct. 30
to all Navy and Marine Corps
personnel, Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV)designated
November 2009 as Warrior Care
Month.
Throughout November, the
Navy and Marine Corps will
focus its attention on one of the
Department of the Navy's highest
priorities caring for wounded,
ill and injured Sailors, Marines

See Warrior Care on page 2


their nametags will proudly say -
one more reunion than the number
of U.S. presidents, which is 44.
There will be 52 enlisted
pilots coming to the
reunion. Counting family
members, the group
numbers about 150.
"We all have enough
aches and pains of grow-
ing older that we under-
stand the process has caught
up with us," said retired Navy Capt.
Jack Evans.
But the pride of being a Silver
Eagle remains. "I think we were

See Silver Eagles on page 2


Published by the Ballinger Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Navy. Opinions contained herein are not official expressions of the Department of the Navy nor do the advertisements constitute
Department of the Navy or NAS Pensacola endorsement of products or services advertised.


Novemi


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Enlisted naval pilots

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November 13, 2009 GO SPORT


NETC/EEO from page 1

meeting forward thinking EEO
policies and objectives. It raises
awareness of the Navy's EEO
efforts, and reflects the Navy's
belief that recognizing and support-
ing diversity is instrumental to a
productive workforce and good


THIS WEEK

IN NAVAL HISTORY


November 13
1776 Capt. John Paul Jones in Alfred with brig
Providence captures British transport Mellish, car-
rying winter uniforms later used by Washington's
troops.
1943 Fifth Fleet carriers begin long-range night
bombing attacks on Japanese positions in
Gilberts and Marshalls in preparation for landings.

November 14
1846 Naval forces capture Tampico, Mexico.
1910 Civilian Eugene Ely pilots first aircraft to
take-off from a ship, USS Birmingham (CL 2) at
Hampton Roads, Va. He lands safely on
Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, Va.

November 15
1942 Although U.S. lost several ships in Naval
Battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear
Adm. Willis Lee, USS Washington (BB 56), turns
back Japanese transports trying to reinforce
Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to
send large naval forces to Guadalcanal.

November 16
1776 First salute to an American flag (Grand
Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew
Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies.
1942 Navy's first night fighter squadron
(VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point, N.C.
1973 Launch of Skylab 4 under command of
Marine Lt. Col. Gerald P. Carr, USMC.The missions
lasted 84 days and included 1,214 Earth orbits.

November 17
1917 USS Fanning (DD 37) and USS
Nicholson (DD 52) sink first enemy submarine, U
58, off Milford Haven, Wales.
1941 Congress amends Neutrality Act to allow
U.S. merchant ships to be armed.

November 18
1890 USS Maine, first American battleship, is
launched.
1922 Cmdr. Kenneth Whiting in a PT seaplane,
makes first catapult launching from aircraft carrier,
USS Langley, at anchor in the York River.

November 19
1943 Carrier force attacks bases on Tarawa
and Makin begun.
1969 Navy astronauts Cmdr. Charles Conrad
Jr. and Cmdr. Alan L. Bean are third and fourth
men to walk on the moon.

Naval historical data excerpted from U.S. Naval History &
Heritage Command's Web site. For complete listings, visit
www.history.navy.mil/wars/dates.htm.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Gosport will be
published the Wednesday before (Nov. 25). Classified
advertising and editorial material deadline for that issue
will be Thursday, Nov. 19.


Reminder Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) closed
Nov. 20-22: During the weekend of Nov. 20-22, it will be
necessary for NHP to temporarily close, while new emer-
gency generators begin a phased-in installation.
Sick call and non-emergency outpatient care for mili-
tary and enrolled beneficiaries will be available on a walk-
in basis at the branch health clinic at Naval Air Technical
Training Center (NATTC) onboard NAS Pensacola. Hours
of operation for these services are Friday, noon to 7 p.m.;
and Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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Vol. 73, No. 45 November 13, 2009
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community
Commanding Officer Capt. William Reavey Jr.
Public Affairs Officer Harry C. White


The Gosport nameplate features the T-6A
Texan II aircraft, the newest joint services
trainer. The T-6 has replaced the Navy's T-
34C aircraft that for more than 40 years has
served to provide primary flight training for
student pilots, NFOs and navigators
attached to the Naval Air Training Command.
It will also replace the Air Force T-37.
Maintained by the United States Coast
Guard since 1939, the Pensacola
Lighthouse, aboard NAS Pensacola, original-
ly began as the lightship Aurora Borealis in
June 1823. Evolving through structural and
location changes, the current facility was built


government.
"We are committed to hiring and
promoting highly skilled people.
It's vital to doing good business,
and the right thing to do," said
NETC Commander, Rear Adm.
Joseph Kilkenny. "Employees with
diverse backgrounds are crucial to
NETC's success. Our accomplish-


Best Wishes from page 1

hard to schedule a good time. Carracino is scheduled to
come back home in August.
"This has been a great experience and nice of PenAir to
have it available for them to come to the credit unions and
do this," said Kathy Godwin, Jason's mother.
"Pen Air Federal Credit Union will always support our
troops and military families we are proud to be able to
host an event that brings families together especially for
the holidays," said Ron Fields, PenAir FCU president and
chief executive officer.
The annual event, which started in 2004, travels to var-
ious credit unions across the nation connecting families
with their loved ones serving overseas. It is offered to fam-
ilies free through the Defense Credit Union.
Operation Best Wishes travels with a mobile studio
equipped with video and sound equipment, laptops, TV
monitors to give family the chance to send a 10-minute
greeting overseas.
Last year, Best Wishes helped 2,100 family members
send holiday greetings overseas. This year, Pensacola was
its only stop in Florida where they gave seven families the
chance to record and send a message.
Each greeting recorded can be viewed live and watched


Silver Eagles from page 1

always the envy of all the other
Sailors," he said. "It was a wonderful
opportunity."
By 1947 the Navy discontinued
using enlisted pilots and required
that all future pilots be officers.
When the Navy first started flying in
1911, about 20 percent of the pilots
came from the enlisted ranks.


ment is directly tied to diversity, as
well as our shared values, goals and
principles. We must respect and
encourage those differences to fur-
ther our mission, and to remain the
best."
For more news from Naval
Education and Training Command,
visit www.nav) mil Ilill L'.


repeatedly. If viewed live, the deployed service member is
able to send a text message back to the family responding
to the video.
"We travel around to credit unions that host us and
allow families to connect to the troops overseas," said
Kevin Mann, Webcast production specialist for WesCorp
Federal Credit Union in San Dimas, Calif., who traveled
with Operation Best Wishes filming the event. "We have
filmed baby's first steps before that the dad or mom missed
because they were away ... baby's first words," Mann
said. "If they want us back, we'll be back," said Mann
when asked if they would come back again next year.
"It gives me such personal pleasure to know that Pen
Air Federal Credit Union can help link folks together that
are thousands of miles apart and add joy to their day and I
am happy that Operation Best Wishes contact Pen Air
Federal Credit Union to do this we want to do this again,"
said Patty Veal, Pen Air FCU vice president of marketing.
"Everyone that left here was so overwhelmed and joyful
for doing it," said Veal. "We were watching one woman's
video, and we were all tearing up and crying." The expe-
rience appeared to be emotional and rewarding for all
involved.
After leaving Pensacola, Operation Best Wishes trav-
eled to Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga.


In all there were about 5,000
enlisted pilots, with about half of
them enlisting during World War II.
Most went on to get commissioned,
but a lot reverted back to their enlist-
ed status.
The Silver Eagles group actually
disbanded several years ago, even
though there are still wings in cities
around the country, including San
Diego, San Francisco and Orlando.


"We are all getting pretty old,"
said Bob Fife, who joined the Navy
at 17 in July 1941. And they all real-
ize this will probably be the last time
they see many of their colleagues.
They timed the visit to be in
Pensacola with the Blue Angels fly-
ing, a place and flying team the
group knows quite well.
For more information on indi-
vidualpilots see pageA6.


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus awards the Bronze Star with Valor medal and a Purple
Heart medal to Navy SEAL Lt. Dan Cnossen at the National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Cnossen was wound-
ed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Photo by MC2 Kevin S. O'Brien


Warrior Month from page 1

and Coast Guardsmen
"More than 10,000 Marines and Sailors have been
wounded since Sept. 11, 2001," stated Ray Mabus, SEC-
NAV 'The Department of the Navy remains committed to
supporting and assisting our wounded, ill and injured serv-
ice members and their families through the Navy Safe
Harbor program and Marine Corps Wounded Warrior
Regiment."
These programs offer a variety ofnon-medical assistance
to wounded, ill and injured service members through a com-
prehensive approach designed to optimize their recovery,
rehabilitation and reintegration.
Non-medical care support covers a wide range of areas
including pay and personnel issues, invitational travel
orders, temporary lodging and housing adaptation, child and
youth care, transportation needs, legal and guardianship


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GO SPORT November 13, 2009


Cherish your spouse, never take them for granted


By Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz
Commander Air Education Training
Command

RANDOLPH AIR
FORCE BASE, Texas
(AFNS)- While walking
past the base chapel the other
day, I witnessed a scene that
caused me to pause and
reflect. I turned and watched
as people, dressed in their
Sunday best, flowed from
the chapel doors, smiling
and casually chatting.
They slowly split into two
lines, creating a path that led
to a waiting limousine. The
crowd stood and waited,
fueling my anticipation.
Suddenly, a photographer
burst from the doors, turned
and captured a bride and
groom as they ran outside.
The crowd erupted with
cheers.
The bride, white gown
flowing as she ran, paused to
hug a friend. The groom
immediately tugged at her
hand, pulling her toward the
waiting limousine. Without
pause, they hopped in the
limousine and the crowd
again cheered as they sped
away.
I couldn't help but smile
as I watched the newly mar-
ried military couple start
their new life together. It
made me think about our
spouses and our military
families. Our families, espe-
cially our spouses, are the
foundation that enable each
of us to serve in the world's


greatest military.
I don't think anyone
would argue the importance
of having such a foundation.
Our lives need balance and
our spouses help provide
that stability. I like to use the
analogy that such balance is
similar to the spokes of a
bicycle wheel. You see, a
bicycle needs balanced
spokes in order to provide a
smooth ride.
Our lives are no different.
I think of the spokes as the
different priorities in our
lives. If one of the spokes,
like the relationship with
your spouse, the needs of
your children or the respon-
sibilities at work, get slight-
ed, the wheel no longer rolls
the way it should.
It might even get to the
point where it stops rolling
altogether.
We must balance each of
our life's spokes very delib-
erately and carefully.
When we are balancing
shortfalls and managing a
limited amount of time,
money and manpower, our
spouses often are the ones
who get short-changed.
We can't afford to let that
happen and must always
make time to tell our spous-
es how much we appreciate
them. When you're tired
from the challenges at work,
take a deep breath, walk in
the door with a smile and tap
your energy reserve to make
a difference with the time
that you have.


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make you feel of men and women who vol-
and loved. Do unteer in the local communi-
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w much you ence every day. The story of
the wife who, after a long
a simple swing shift, returned home
to wake her family, cook
of the hand, everyone breakfast and send
them all out the door before
the shoulder collapsing herself; the story

mne call dur- of the husband who stayed
up all night taking care of
ay ... sick children so that his wife
could go to work rested and
an easy thing to ready. Resist the temptation
dining the friend- to become accustomed to
and energy in a such acts of sacrifice and
is a full-time kindness.
to you to make it These tremendous exam-
for both you and ples are often interrupted by
the "other" stories. We've all
warned service done "boneheaded" things
'out the danger of like forgotten important
y in our profes- occasions, not paid enough
attention to our spouse's
goes for our per- concerns and tried to solve
too. Many people their challenges for them
mplacency with (instead of just listening
although comfort sympathetically).
lild stability in a Work hard to avoid these
?, complacency thoughtless acts in the first
a relationship to place. Be critical of yourself
and the things you do. Your
ever take your standard of excellence at


work should be no different
when at home.
Lastly, when you feel your
spouse has neglected you in
some manner, it is best to
forgive without pretense. Put
past grudges aside so you
can move forward together.
After all, forgiveness is what
you hope for after apologiz-
ing for those "boneheaded"
things I just discussed.
As I turned to leave, the
crowd had already forgiven
the bride and grooms' hasty
departure, and started to dis-
sipate from the front steps of
the chapel.
The couple was starting
their life together, as a mili-
tary team. I thought of my
spouse, Leslie. We made a
commitment to each other
more than 34 years ago.
We knew that our lives
would be better if spent
together and have learned
through the years to depend
on each other in order to
accomplish our goals.
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the key to keeping my wheel
balanced. I've worked hard
through the years to make
each day with her better than
the one before; to keep my
wheel rolling smoothly.
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comes from the foundation
that our spouses provide at
home. By cherishing your
spouse and making sure they
know how much you appre-
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By Anne Thrower
Gosport Staff Writer

Bob Fife, who grew up
in rural South Dakota,
decided to join the Navy at
17 right out of high school.
Little did he know at the
time in July 1941, he
would learn to fly, bump-
ing heads with dignitaries
and even astronauts in his
30-year Navy career.
He didn't join the Navy
to become a pilot. But back
then, as Fife likes to put it,
they were making planes
faster than they had pilots


to fly them. He was serv-
ing as a captain's yeoman
on the USS Savannah
when the chance to go to
flight school came his way.
"I didn't know anything
about aviation," he said.
But by the time he was 19,
he was a pilot.
Fife didn't know it at the
time, but he would be
among the last of the
enlisted pilots.
By 1947 the Navy
would discontinue using
enlisted pilots and require
that all future pilots be offi-
cers. ed ranks.


Bob Fife
Most went on to get
commissioned, including
Fife, who became Lt. j.g.
Fife at 37.
Fife came to Pensacola


in July 1943 as a newly-
wed, and by October he
had become AP1C avia-
tor pilot first class. He had
been a third class yeoman.
And his career
advanced, becoming a
chief by the time he was
20. He had orders to go to
South America when
World War II ended. The
rest of his 30-year career
included time in numerous
ports and Washington,
D.C., where he flew mem-
bers of Congress around.
His last job was at
Patrick Air Force Base in


Evans enlisted in the Navy to become a pilot


By Anne Thrower
Gosport Staff Writer

Jack Evans met an enlisted Navy
pilot when he was in high school in
Corcoran, Calif.
So when he enlisted in the Navy
in June 1941 that's what he wanted
to become. He was 17 at the
time.
But before he was able to
get his wings, he spent two
years on the USS Tennessee
where he was wounded at
Pearl Harbor.
"It was quite an experience
for a young man," he said.
He had already completed
his cleaning station and fin-
ished breakfast that Sunday
morning and was deciding
where to go to church, when
he saw the Japanese planes coming.
From his lookout 110 feet above
water, he saw the first torpedo
planes as they approached. He
recalled seeing a Japanese aviator
with a machine gun in the rear seat
of one plane. "We could see each
other's faces very clearly," he said.
The USS Tennessee didn't get


any torpedoes, but two bombs did
hit the ship, killing five men.
Evans was injured with metal
fragment in both legs. "I was pretty
lucky," he said, saying he never felt
it. They took the fragments out and
sent him back to duty.
The ship went on to spend time
in the South China
Sea. While not in
the fight, the ship
was nearby for the
Battle of Coral
Sea and the Battle
of Midway.
Despite all the
action he experi-
enced during
World War II,
Evans never lost
Jack Evans his interest in
becoming a pilot.
He had to wait until August 1943 to
start his training.
He received his wings in January
1945. His training included stints in
the Pensacola area, including the
former Bronson Filed and at
Whiting Field where he received
instrument training.
He is among the Silver Eagles


who will be at Naval Air Station
Pensacola this weekend for a final
reunion, which includes seeing the
air show.
Although World War II was
winding down, Evans went on to
have a distinguished 33-1/2 year
career in the Navy, reaching the
rank of captain, before retiring in
1974.
He spent two tours at the
Pentagon, and during the Vietnam
War he was the commander of the
USS Pyro, an AE 24 ammunition
ship.
Today Evans, 85, lives in La
Mesa, Calif., with his wife. And
the trip to Pensacola brings some
prior memories as well as some
realities.
"We all have enough aches and
pains of growing older that we
understand the process has caught
up with us," he said. "It's getting
harder to travel."
But the pride of being a Silver
Eagle remains.
"I think we were always the
envy of all the other Sailors," he
said."It was a wonderful opportuni-
ty."


Florida where he worked
with the space program.
Today he lives about 50
miles from the space cen-
ter in Smyrna, Fla., with
his wife, Margaret. They
had three children.
After the Navy he went


back to college and earned
degrees he said he never
used. But he did work as a
salesman, selling Delta
faucets for 12 years and
retiring at 62. More
recently he retired from
golf at 80.


Jones was last to retire
Story, photo
by Anne Thrower
Gosport Staff Writer

R.J. Jones was in the Navy
for almost 38 years. And for
almost all of those years he was
an enlisted pilot.
When he meets this week- I
end (Nov. 12-15) with fellow
enlisted pilots for their last
national reunion at NASP, he
will bring the distinction of
being the last enlisted pilot to
retire.
That was in 1981, and he
continued to fly for another 20 R..
years, making a flight to Fairbanks, Alaska, as his last flight in
2001.
"I always thought we would stay with it until the last two,
and then we would break the last bottle," Jones said. Instead the
smaller wings spread around the country will continue, but not
a national organization. The nearest wing to Jones who lives
in Kim, Colo. is in Dallas.
Like many Navy pilots who joined during World War II,
Jones spent most of the war on a ship. He was 20 when he
enlisted and spent almost two years on the USS Aucilla, mak-
ing four trips across the Atlantic carrying fuel for the invasion
fleet.
Unlike some Navy guys, Jones didn't join the Navy to
become a pilot. "The only reason I ended up in flight school is
because they had come out with a directive requesting fleet
Sailors for flight school," he said.
He came to Pensacola in January 1947 and received his
wings in August. The 200 in his group knew they were going to
be the last enlisted pilots.
And it was in Pensacola he retired in 1981. In between he
spent more than 30 years as a pilot, including a stint in Vietnam
in 1967-68 providing supplies to the troops.
He wrote a book "Skidmarks in the Sky" based on his expe-
riences as a pilot that he calls "safety manual" that includes "all
the mistakes I made during the 51 years that I flew."
At 86, Jones spends time in Pensacola visiting his son, Paul,
who is also a pilot. He followed in his father's footsteps, serv-
ing in the Navy. But unlike his father, Paul Jones was an officer
and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.


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Partyline e-mail submissions
Submissions for Partyline should
be e-mailed to: anne.thrower.ctr
@navy. mil.
Submissions should include the
organization's name, the event, what
the event is for, who benefits from the
event, time, date, location and point
of contact.

Naval hospital closed Nov. 20-22
Naval Hospital Pensacola will be
closed Nov. 20-22 for a scheduled
power outage. The hospital will
reopen Nov. 23 at 7 a.m.
Military and enrolled beneficiaries
seeking non-emergency care may go
to the Naval Branch Health Clinic at
the Naval Air Technical Training
Center (NATTC) onboard NAS
Pensacola
NATTC hours are Friday, noon-7
p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m.-
7 p.m. Call 453-8970, ext. 123, for
info and directions.

New hours for relief society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society Pensacola will have new
hours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For a quick assistance loan (QAL),
clients must arrive by 2:45 p.m. Also,
phones will still be answered from 8
a.m.-4 p.m. at 452-2300.

Mega team century ride spin Dec. 5
Spin into the holidays with a Mega
team century ride on Dec. 5, starting at
8:30 a.m. at the Radford Fitness
Center at NASP
As part of the ride two member
teams complete 100 miles per team
riding the StarTrac NXT Indoor Spin
Bikes.
The contest will have 40 bikes for
the 20 teams. There will be prizes for
first, second and third place.
The winning team is usually over
the line in a little more than two hours.
To participate call 452-6802.


Volunteers needed for base
Christmas party
NASP's 2009 Christmas party will
take place Dec. 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Military and civilian employees
may volunteer to work the command-
sponsored event with department
head/supervisor concurrence.
Those interested should contact
ABEC Christopher Scott or GSM2
Justin Cooper at Community
Outreach, Bldg. 624, by memorandum
no later than Nov. 27.
They can be reached at 452-3100,
ext. 1245 or 1241.

Army TRADOC inspector general
requests session
The inspector general for U.S.
Army Training & Doctrine Command,
Col. Geoffrey Ling, will host an
Inspector General Action Request ses-
sion for all active Army, Army
Reserve, National Guard, Army
retired, or separated Army personnel
on Nov. 17 from 4:45-5:45 p.m. at
Bldg. 3712 (Crosswinds) on Corry
Station.
This session is to afford the oppor-
tunity for a complainant to complete
the IGAR, present it to the IG, who in
turn, initiates the appropriate action.
When completing an IGAR,
include as much detail as possible.
This enables the IG to conduct a
through inquiry.

Latin event Nov. 14 in Pensacola
LatinFlavorEnt. presents Latin
Flavor Saturdays at The Edge in
Pensacola.
The event includes merengue, salsa,
bacatha, reggaeton, Latin house and
punta. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Women are admitted free until mid-
night.

Ghost hunter show Nov. 18
The "Ghost Hunters" episode with
U.S. Coast Guard and Pensacola


Lighthouse information will air Nov.
18 on SyFy Network.

Dance Off party Nov. 21
New Skool Entertainment presents
the $200 cash Dance Off, Nov. 21, at
The Edge in Pensacola.
Doors open at 10 p.m. There is a $5
admission, but women enter free until
11:30 p.m. Must be 18 to party and 21
to drink.
For information, call 232-0545 or
512-7085.

Talent gospel show Dec. 5
B.J. Entertainment, TK and
Kirkland Ent. presents So You've Got
Talent Gospel Show at Pensacola
High on Dec. 5.
There will be more than $2,500 in
cash, prizes, trophies, studio recording
time, cell phones, clothes, shoes and
dinners. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the
show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are avail-
able at Gold market, The Cellphone
Place, The Drizzle BBQ and Zevo's.
For information or to sign up for
auditions, call 232-0545.

Blanket ride for the homeless Nov. 28
The benefit motorcycle ride to gath-
er blankets for the homeless will take
place Nov. 28 starting at 1 p.m.
The cost to participate is $5 or a
blanket per person.
Riders will meet at the Panhandle
Motorcycle Society (PMS), 1487
South Fairfield Drive, in Pensacola.
The ride will leave at 2 p.m. and go
to the Heavenly Blessings Ministry in
Pensacola where Pastor Renee Star
will be accepting blankets. Riders will
then return to PMS for live music and
celebration.
For information, contact Cat
Warfield at 492-6224 or 375-0428.

Double Bridge Run scheduled
The 2010 Double Bridge Run is
scheduled for Feb. 6, 2010.


The run is a 15K that begins in
Pensacola, crosses the Pensacola Bay
Bridge and the Bob Sikes Bridge and
finishes on Pensacola Beach.
There is also a 5K run/walk that
begins in Gulf Breeze and finishes on
Pensacola Beach.
Registration is $30 through Dec. 31
and $35 beginning Jan. 1. Register at
pensacolasports.com.
Also the Pensacola marathon will
now be in November. The marathon is
scheduled for Nov. 14.
The Pensacola Marathon includes a
marathon, half Marathon and a kids
marathon.
For questions regarding the run or
marathon, contact the Pensacola
Sports Association at 434-2800 orjol-
liff@pensacolasport.com.

Air Force band to perform at Saenger
The United States Air Force Band
Airmen of Note (jazz band) are com-
ing to Pensacola for a free concert,
7:30 p.m., on Nov. 19 at the Saenger
Theatre.
During the concert the band will
also tell the story of today's military,
and demonstrate its ideals: honor,
service and excellence.
While admission is free, tickets are
required.
Tickets are available from the
Saenger Theatre box office at 595-
3880. There are no reserved seats.
Ticket holders must be seated 15 min-
utes before the performance begins.
For information on the concert,
contact Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola at 474-
2483 orjspaniola@uwf.edu.

Women golfers meet on Thursdays
Attention women golfers. A.C.
Read women's golf league plays on
Thursday mornings. Membership is
$35 and is open to active duty, retirees
and dependents.
For more information, call 287-
1433 or 423-276-8682.


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NAS Whiting
Field changes
command;
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Spotlight


Area hospitals
implementing

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initiative 4

By Mike O'Connor
Gosport Associate Editoi

On Nov. 19, 2009 -
the American Cancer
Society's Great American
Smoke-Out Day -
Naval Hospital Pensacola
(NHP) will begin year-
long education and pre-
vention initiatives in
preparation to support the
military medical facility
becoming a tobacco-free
campus for the 2010
Great American Smoke-
Out.
NHP, Baptist Health
Care and Sacred Heart
Health System
announced recently a
partnership to promote a
healthier environment
for area residents by
going tobacco free on all
campuses.
Baptist Health Care
will implement its
smoke-free policy on
Nov. 19, coinciding with
the 2009 Great American
Smoke Out; Sacred Heart
Health System will
implement their smoke-
free policies in late 2010.
Together, the local hos-
pitals join 1,800 hospitals
nationwide who have
adopted smoke-free poli-
cies. Locally, four health
care facilities Baptist's
Jay Hospital, Baptist
Manor, Baptist
Behavioral Medicine
Hospital, and Santa Rosa
Medical Center have
already established
smoke-free campuses. A
smoke-free policy rein-
forces the commitment to
improving the health of
area residents.
"Navy medicine
delivers world-class
healthcare anywhere,
anytime," said NHP
Commanding Officer,
Capt. Maryalice Morro.
"It is in the business of
saving lives ... on the
battlefield and at home.
Tobacco usage is in
direct conflict with our
mission; and we have a
responsibility to our
patients to not only pro-
vide an environment
that is conducive to
healthy living but to set
the standard for healthy
living."


L e ss sm o k i n g


l e a d s


t o m o r e


b i r t h d a y
Researchers say that quitting
smoking can increase life
expectancy smokers who
quit at age 35 gain an average of
eight years of life expectancy;
those who quit at age 55 gain
about five years; and even long-
term smokers who quit at 65
gain three years.
Smokers who want to quit
can call the American Cancer
Society Quit For Life program
operated and managed by Free
& Clear at (800) 227-2345 for
tobacco cessation and coaching
services that can help increase
their chances of quitting for
good.
Research shows that people
who stop smoking before age
50 can cut their risk of dying in
the next 15 years in half com-
pared with those who continue
to smoke. Smokers who quit
also reduce their risk of lung
cancer 10 years after quit-
ting, the lung cancer death rate
is about half that of a continuing
smoker's. Some of the health
effects of quitting are almost
instant, too heart rate and
blood pressure drop 20 minutes
after quitting.
The Great American
Smokeout Web site
(www.cancerorg/ Great
Americans) contains user-
friendly tips and tools towards a
smoke-free life. In addition to
tip sheets and calculators, the
site also offers downloadable
desktop helpers to assist with
planning to quit and succeeding
in staying tobacco-free. The
Quit Clock allows users to pick


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As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American

Cancer Society' marks the 34th Great Amerlican

Smokeout No\. 19 by encouinging smokes to use the

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that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step

toward a healthier life one that can lead to reducing cancer risk

and creating more birthdays.


a quit day within 30 days, then
counts down the selected day
with tips for each day; and the
Craving Stopper helps smokers
beat cravings by offering a fun
distraction. The American
Cancer Society created the
trademarked concept for and
held its first Great American
Smokeout in 1976 as a way to
inspire and encourage smokers
to quit for a day. One million
people quit smoking for a day at
the 1976 event in California.


The Great American Smokeout
encourages smokers to commit
to making a long-term plan to
quit smoking for good.
Important facts about tobacco
use:
Tobacco use remains the
single largest preventable cause
of disease and premature death
in the United States.
Cigarette smoking accounts
for about 443,000 premature
deaths including 49,400 in
nonsmokers.


Thirty percent of cancer
deaths, including 87 percent of
lung cancer deaths, can be
attributed to tobacco.
Smoking also accounts for
$193 billion in health care
expenditures and productivity
losses.
Great progress is being
made in reducing tobacco use in
the United States, with adult
smoking rates in 2007 declining
among all adults to 19.8 per-
cent.


And you're still smoking?

Seven things you should know


Facts
1. Every cigarette OLu smoke takes away 5 min-
Lies from your life.
2. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of
death in the United States.
3. Smoking accounts for more than 430.000
deaths annually more than alcohol use. drug
use. car accidents. fires. SLicides and homicides
combined.
4. Smokers can save nearly $2.000 each year by
not Smoking possibly more.
5. There are more than 4.000 chemicals in ciga-
rette smoke. Some of them are also in wood var-
nish. insect poison. arsenic, nail polish remover
and rat poison.
6. Most smokers try to quit three to seven times
before being successful.
7. Recovery from the effects of smoking begins
within mlinlutes of quLitting.
Reminders
1. A failed attempt to qLit smoking is an opportLuni-
tv to overcome the next attempt. It is not a charac-
ter flaw or lack of will power.
2. Its never too late to reap the benefits of a
smoke-free lifestyle.


3. "Just one cigarette" is not OK.
4. Do not give up.
5. Remain aware of your reasons for not smoking.
6. Smoking cessation aids along with counseling
significantly increase yOLr chances of sLccess.
7. Smoking a cigarette never solves a problem.
Things to avoid
1. Alcohol
2. Caffeine products
3. Boredom
4. Stressful situations
5. Places and things associated with smoking
6. Fellow smokers
7. Convenient supply of cigarettes
Things to do
1. Pause to let the urge pass.
2. Drink more water.
3. Practice relaxation techniques.
4. Exercise.
5. Use smoking substitutes SLCh as sugar-free
guim. mints and lollipops.
6. Reward yourself.
7. Keep a smoking ioLrnal to help identify triggers.


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Smoking isn't funny, but...

Nicotine patches are great. Stick one over each eye and you
can't find your cigarettes. author unknown.

Why do drugstores make sick people walk all the way to the
back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy
people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Overheard: "You know, lady, you don't actually smoke. The
cigarette does all the smoking you are just the sucker."

"Tobacco drieth the brain, dimmeth the sight, vitiateth the
smell, hurteth the stomach, destroyeth the concoction, dis-
turbeth the humors and spirits, corrupteth the breath,
induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the windpipe,
lungs, and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart and
causeth the blood to be adjusted." Tobias Venner, (1577-
1660).

"The tobacco industry is finally going on record acknowl-
edging the dangers of smoking. But back in my day, all we
would admit was: 'Smoking is known to cause ashtray
residue.'" Kent Salem, former tobacco lobbyist.


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GOSPORT SPOTLIGHT


November 13, 2009


Capt. Pete Hall assumes command of NAS Whiting Field

Story, photos
by Jay Cope
NAS Whiting Field S L n


The world's busiest Naval Air Station

observed a change at the helm Nov. 5

when Capt Pete Hall relieved Capt.

Enrique Sadsad as commanding officer. More than _

700 community leaders, military personnel, friends

and family filled Naval Air Station Whiting Field's

Atrium to watch the time-honored Navy tradition.
Capt. Pete Hall and Capt. Enrique Sadsad trade salutes as they prepare to request permission for Hall
to assume duties as the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Nov. 5.


Rear Adm. Townsend Alexander,
Commander Navy Region Southeast,
served as the guest speaker for the
event and referred to the importance of
the ceremony.
"The formal change of command is
a cornerstone in our Navy. It gives us a
chance to celebrate the past accom-
plishments of one while welcoming
the changes that come from another,"
Alexander said. "This is always done
in this manner so there is never any
question about who is in charge. And
for the last 25 months at NAS Whiting
Field, there has been no doubt that
Rick Sadsad has been in charge."
During Sadsad's tour of duty,
Whiting Field worked with Training
Air Wing Five to surpass more than
420,000 aircraft flight hours and
greater than four million flight evolu-
tions. But his greatest contributions
were the partnerships he formed with
the communities, making the Whiting
Field Santa Rosa County team a
model of cooperation across the
Southeast region. He worked diligent-
ly to help make the Aviation
Commerce Park a reality. And he
renewed many lagging community
relationship programs encouraging
military and civilian base personnel to
get involved with the area's outreach


efforts. For his contributions, he was
named the Santa Rosa County
Chamber of Commerce's Man of the
Year for 2008 and the Alliance of
Defense Communities' Military
Leader of the Year for 2009.
That level of community participa-
tion was equally displayed by the pres-
ence of local political leaders, area
businessmen, school representatives,
civic organizations and the participa-
tion of the local high schools' band and
color guard.
In addition to the civilian accolades,
the military recognized his accom-
plishments during the ceremony by
presenting him with the Legion of
Merit medal. It was an honor that
Sadsad was quick to attribute to others.
"Our team has done an exceptional-
ly impressive job. The base appear-
ance, its efficiency and teamwork
speak for itself. This is absolutely the
best staff a commanding officer could
ask for," he said. "They are consum-
mate professionals. Every job is doable
and they do it with pride and a lot of
class. I am extremely fortunate to be a
part of this winning team."
During his 32-year Navy career,
Sadsad served as an enlisted aviation
machinist's mate for various helicopter
squadrons. After six years, he was


transferred to Aviation Officer
Candidate School and designated a
naval flight officer in 1984. Since then
he completed aviation-related tours
through many parts of the world,
earned his master's degree, been for-
ward deployed on a carrier, and com-
manded a training squadron before tak-
ing command at Whiting Field.
It is a distinguished career that
began due to the good impressions left
by Sailors visiting the Philippines
when he was a youth.
"What motivates me to do these
things? I remember seeing Sailors and
Marines come to my elementary
school in the Philippines to repair and
paint our classrooms and deliver text-
books," Sadsad said. "Those are my
memories of the U.S. Navy and the
American people. Those same quali-
ties came to life when we came to NAS
Whiting Field and this great communi-
ty ... we have found our new home."
Although his next tour of duty will
be as the Commanding Officer Naval
Support Activity Bahrain, Sadsad
stresses that he will return to the local
area when his Navy career is complete.
Hall assumed duties as the 39th
commanding officer for NAS Whiting
Field, with a short reading of his
orders, an exchange of salutes, and the


permission to "take charge" from
Alexander. The admiral called Hall's
record "impressive."
He comes to Whiting Field from the
air warfare division of the director of
the operational test and evaluation for
the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
While there, he served as the action
officer overseeing the testing of air-
borne electronic warfare systems.
Previously, Hall completed tours of
duty aboard USS John C. Stennis
(CVN 74) as the air boss; as well as
various other operational and staff
commands. Hall has accumulated
more than 3,000 flight hours and 500
carrier arrest landings during his 22-
year career.
He promised to continue Sadsad's
efforts and thanked the community for
their warm welcome. He also praised
the base personnel and expressed his
excitement in working with them in the
future.
"The wealth of talent and experience
I have seen is amazing. You are a
national treasure. I ask that you con-
tinue your outstanding work and in
return pledge my loyalty and commit-
ment to each and every one of you.
Thank you again for being here and
sharing this special day. I look forward
to what we will do together," Hall said.


NASC announces MMoQ, JMMoQ, SloQ, JIoQ, CoQ for fourth quarter


Story, photos,
by Ens. Tim Kirsch
NASC PAO


-aval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) recently announced the command's

Military Member, Junior Military Member, Senior Instructor, Junior Instructor

and Civilian of the Quarter awardees for fourth quarter fiscal year 2009.


All five members have made
significant contributions to better
their departments, and improve
command climate.
ABE1 (AW) Glenn Walter,
command Military Member of
the Quarter, is assigned to
NASC's Survival Department as
a water survival instructor. He
was directly responsible for the
execution of six emergency
response drills, all six receiving
grades of "outstanding." Walter
also led a team of six high-risk
instructors in revising the
Survival Department standard
operating procedure (SOP),
which resulted in more than 250
training evolutions and a 98 per-
cent student fleet-availability
rate. As the divisional Combined
Federal Campaign (CFC) coordi-
nator, he personally raised more
than $5,000, adding to the com-
mand's $27,000 overall contribu-
tion. Walter volunteers numerous
off duty hours with the C.A.
Weiss Elementary School men-
torship program as well as con-
tributing to the recent renovations
of the Liberty Church in
Pensacola.
AWR2 (NAC/AW) Brandon
M. Horton, NASC Junior


Military Member of the Quarter,
is currently serving as a high-risk
training instructor at Aviation
Rescue Swimmer School
(ARSS). He supervises five high-
risk instructors and has success-
fully executed more than 150
training evolutions. Additionally,
he was directly responsible for
the graduation of 26 rescue
swimmer candidates. His efforts
were instrumental in the organi-
zation of a rescue swimmer wave
generator data collection pilot
course. As divisional CFC coor-
dinator he fostered 100 percent
participation among the depart-
ment staff, resulting in a contri-
bution of more than $5,000 to the
CFC. In his off duty time, Horton
volunteers at the Sacred Heart
Miracle Camp, Santa Rosa
County Special Olympics and
trains Mobile County Sheriff's
Office in water rescue proce-
dures.
ABEC (AW/SW) Alexander
D. Young, NASC Senior
Instructor of the Quarter, serves
as the physical training and swim
leading chief petty officer of
Water Survival Department.
Through his leadership and
"safety first" mentality, he has


greatly contributed to the com-
pletion of more than 500 mishap-
free training hours, 125 enlisted
aviation students, and the gradua-
tion of 1,200 officer and enlisted
aviation students. As the com-
mand master training specialist
(MTS) board chairman, he
ensured 100 percent compliance
with the MTS program, resulting
in the qualification of five new
master training specialists. Young
has dedicated numerous off duty
hours to help feed the homeless
at the Emanuel Lutheran Church
Soup Kitchen.
AWR2 (NAC/AW) Patrick J.
Neeley, NASC Junior Instructor
of the Quarter, is working as a
high-risk training instructor at
Naval Aircrew Candidate School
(NACCS). He was instrumental
in developing an electronic data-
base of MTS study materials
which greatly aided in the quali-
fication of four newmaster train-
ing specialists. As the NACCS
shop supply manager, he ensured
all department personnel were
properly outfitted with the
required gear for the rigorous
training evolutions. Through his
mentoring and leadership he
motivated 422 Navy/Marine


ABEI(AW) Glenn AWR2(NAC/AW)
Walter Brandon M. Horton


-C
ABEC(AW/SW) AWR2(NAC/AW) Branden
Alexander D. Patrick J. Penston
Young Neeley


Corps aircrew candidates toward
qualification as naval aircrew-
man. Neeley also fills collateral
duty billets as the command's
exercise evaluator, MTS evalua-
tor, and NAVOSH/safety repre-
sentative.
Branden Penston, NASC
Civilian of the Quarter, is an
instructor and safety officer at
NACCS. He made several key
recommendations, significantly
impacting the NACCS training
schedule. Through his review of
the NACCS training curriculum,
his department received zero dis-
crepancies on its most recent
safety inspection. He is recog-
nized as the "backbone" of the


NACCS safety program, over-
seeing training of more than
1,400 students annually. He has
personally trained more than 240
students in both classroom and
practical laboratories. Penston is
an ardent volunteer and partici-
pant in the Sacred Heart Miracle
Camp and the United Way
Naval Aviation Schools
Command takes great pride in
honoring its fourth quarter fiscal
year 2009 awardees.
For more information about
Naval Aviation Schools
Command visit
hilrl 11 11 11 i iL iLtaiy.mil/nascw
eb/ or contact the NASC public
affairs officer at 452-3182.






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GO SPORT November 13, 2009


Mullen praises WWII Japanese-American troops


By John J. Kruzle
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, For three days in
October 1944, a Japanese-American mili-
tary unit fought in dense woods, heavy fog
and freezing temperatures in the moun-
tains of France, answering the prayers of
an American battalion pinned down by
German forces.
In a bloody rescue mission that became
one of World War II's most famed battles,
more than 800 troops fighting with the
442nd Regimental Combat Team died as
the unit saved 217 American forces.
"The 442nd, for its size and length of
service, is the most decorated unit in the
entire history of the United States mili-
tary," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this week
in remarks before the Japanese American
Memorial Fund. "Their story has taught
me so many things and has likely inspired
all who have heard it."


German forces had cut off the Texas
National Guard's 1st Battalion, 141st
Infantry Regiment, in the Vosges
Mountains when commanders ordered in
the 442nd. The German troops already had
repelled repeated rescue attempts by the
141st's other two battalions.
Nearly half of the men in the Japanese-
American unit would be dead or wounded
three days later, with the Texas battalion
still isolated.
"Then, something happened in the
442nd," according to an official account at
the Army Center for Military History. "By
ones and twos, almost spontaneously and
without orders, the men got to their feet
and, with a kind of universal anger, moved
toward the enemy position. Bitter hand-to-
hand combat ensued as the Americans
fought from one fortified position to the
next. Finally, the enemy broke in disor-
der."
The original 4,000 men had to be
replaced nearly three and a half times. In


total, about 14,000 men served at the
442nd Regimental Combat Team, ulti-
mately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts, 21
Medals of Honor, and an unprecedented
eight Presidential Unit Citations, Mullen
told an audience that included troops from
the 442nd and 141st.
"I am truly humbled in the deepest
sense possible to be in their midst, to share
with you some of the many lessons I have
learned from their intrepid service," he
said. "Their story has taught me so many
things and has likely inspired all who have
heard it."
Mullen said a study of what inspired
Japanese-American troops is a lesson in
pride, courage and a heartfelt belief in the
liberties promised by the U.S.
Constitution.
"These Japanese-Americans nobly vol-
unteered to serve the very country who
persecuted and imprisoned them and their
families," Mullen said, referring to the
U.S. policy of placing Japanese-


Americans in internment camps following
the bombing of Pearl Harbor. "Yet, these
Japanese-Americans who chose to serve
felt not only a deep sense of patriotism,
but they also felt that they had to prove
their patriotism, their loyalty to a then-
ungrateful nation."
The chairman said he derives another
important lesson from the 442nd from an
anecdote about one of the unit's officers.
When a Colonel Kim, a Korean-
American, was told to transfer out of the
unit because of a historical Korean-
Japanese friction, he refused the order.
"'They are Americans. I am an
American. And together, we are going to
fight for America,'" Mullen said, quoting
Kim.
"In everything we do, every choice we
make," Mullen continued, "we should
strive to make our communities and this
nation as rich and diverse as possible by
living up to the principles upon which the
United States of America was founded."


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GOSPORTOFF


DUTY


November 13, 2009


Nov. 13-14


Night show will be Saturday, Nov. 14


For details visit


WORSHIP

NAS Pensacola
Protestant
Sunday
* 8 a.m., Communion
Service**
* 10:15 a.m. Worship
Service*
* 6 p.m. Contemporary
Service**
Tuesday
* 9 a.m., Women's Bible
Study***
Wednesday
* 5:30 p.m. Fellowship
Dinner
* 6 p.m. Bible Study***
Roman Catholic
Saturday
* 3:45 p.m. Sacrament of
Penance****
* 4:30 p.m. Mass*
Sunday
* 8:30 a.m. Mass*
Monday and Thursday
* Noon Mass****
Friday
* 11 a.m. Mass****


Corry Station
Protestant
Sunday
* 9 a.m. Adult Bible
Study (chapel conference
room)
* 9 a.m. Chapel Choir
(sanctuary)
* 10 a.m. Worship
Service
* 11:30 a.m. Fellowship
* 7:30 p.m. Praise and
Worship
Thursday
* 5:30 p.m., Bible Study
and dinner (fellowship
hall)
Roman Catholic
Sunday
* Noon Mass
Tuesday
* 11 a.m. Mass (small
chapel)

Latter Day Saints
Sunday
* 10:30 a.m.**
Wednesday
* 7-8:30 p.m., Bible
Study (Corry)

*Naval Aviation
Memorial Chapel
**All Faiths Chapel
***J.B. McKamey
Center
****Lady of Loreto
Chapel


The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note jazz band will be at the Saenger
Theatre, 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 19. Admission is free, but tickets are required and available
at Saenger's box office at 595-3880. There are no reserved seats. Ticket holders must
be seated 15 minutes before the performance begins. For information, contact Dr.
Joseph T Spaniola at 474-2483 or jspaniola@uwf.edu. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air
Force

Gallery Night Nov. 20 downtown


By Heather J. Holloway
Arts Council of Northwest Florida

The Arts Council of Northwest
Florida will present a sneak preview of
the new Escambia County Arts and
Culture Information Center on the
final 2009 Gallery Night, Nov. 20,
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown
Pensacola.
Located on the corer of Palafox
and Government streets, the new Arts
and Culture Information Center is
located in the old Escambia County
Courthouse and has just undergone a
$1.12 million restoration and renova-
tion.
The Arts and Culture Information
Center will be a resource center for
artists and arts organizations, and it
will be a resource center for tourists,
economic development and citizens of
Escambia County with a broad range
of information on cultural activities all
year.
Additionally, it will host a variety of
exhibits in the center gallery from
member organizations to community
partners such as the University of West
Florida and Pensacola Junior College.


Pensacola's gallery nights began in
1992 to highlight local artists while
encouraging patronage of businesses
and nightlife in downtown Pensacola.
Along with more than 45 merchant
participants in three downtown dis-
tricts, Gallery Night is Pensacola's
premiere family event.
Tourists and locals will want to
stroll through an eclectic array of mer-
chants, galleries and cafes; enjoy the
diverse and exceptional talent of
painters, photographers, sculptors,
musicians and more. Admission is
free.
Gallery Night's merchant partici-
pants and sponsors will provide trolley
services for easy access to any of the
three downtown districts Belmont,
Palafox and Historic Pensacola.
Two trolleys will make stops at cen-
tralized locations throughout the three
districts.
Also, the Junior League's
Marketbasket 2009 at the civic center
will be going on.
A long-time favorite for Pensacola's
holiday shoppers, admission to
Marketbasket is $7 and will close at 8
p.m.


Operation: Send the Fight now accepting items


Several buildings at
Naval Air Station
Pensacola have been
designated as collection
sites for Operation: Send
the Fight.
The organization pro-
vides support and care
packages to Marines in
Afghanistan.
Among the items that


are needed are toiletries,
snack foods, drink
mixes, nutrition bars,
magazines, books, bat-
teries and soccer balls.
Collection buildings
include MATSG-21,
Bldg. 3450; Fleet and
Family Support Center,
Bldg. 625; Base
Command Religious


Office, Bldg. 634; and
Portside Enlisted Club,
Bldg. 3912.
For information, call
452-9460, ext. 3113, or
e-mail ',L '>hl/ L7iJlt
gmail.com.
The organization is
not endorsed by or affil-
iated by the Department
of Defense.


November Liberty
Two 5K benefits Activities
nlfnnd nat NASP


Two 5Ks are planned
at NASP in the next few
weeks.
The Turkey Trot 5K
will take place at 8 a.m.,
Nov. 21. People are
encouraged to register
between 6:30-7:30 a.m.
at the track near the
parade field.
The event open to
people with military ties
- will include a 5K, a
Mashed Potato one-mile
run and a toddler trot.
The 5K costs $20, the
one mile costs $10 and
the Toddler Trot costs
$5. All proceeds will
benefit the NASP
Christmas party.
For information or to
register in advance, call
PS2 Liliana Balcazar at
452-3100, ext. 1121.
The Navy Exchange
is sponsoring the 5K
Combat Run on Dec 5 at
NASP.
Money raised will
benefit The Navy
Marine Corps Relief
Society.
Pre-registration start-
ed Oct. 30 and will be
every military pay day
until the run.
People can register in
the food court area of
Bldg. 630 from 11:30
a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be prizes
for the fastest males and
the fastest females.
First-place prizes are
$100 NEX gift cards
and second-place prizes
are $75 gift cards.
When the runners
sign up and give a $10
donation, they will
receive a goodie bag as
well as a T-shirt for the
event.
The goodie bags have
more than $40 worth of
product.
The runners will
receive their numbers at
check in. People are
encouraged to start reg-
istering at 7:30 a.m. for
the 9 a.m. run.
People with questions
should contact or e-mail
Amy TerHorst at 458-
8884, ext. 3326.


The Liberty Program events
target young, unaccompanied
active-duty military. For a
monthly calendar of activities
at the main Liberty Center in
the Portside Entertainment
Complex or onboard Corry
Station, call 452-2372 or visit
their Web site at
www.naspensacola.navy.mil/
mwr/singsai /
liberty.ht.

13-14
Liberty Blue
Angels Homecoming
Air Show.

15
Liberty Free
movie premier -
"Public Enemy" at
NASP 11 a.m. and 7
p.m.; and "GI Joe" at
Corry, 11 a.m. and 7
p.m.

16
Liberty Hitch the
Dating Doctor at
Portside Club, 7:30
p.m., with shuttle from
Corry at 6:30 p.m.

"NAS Live" The
show airs at 6:30 p.m.
on Cox Cable's
Channel 6 or
Mediacom's Channel
38.

17
Liberty Free mall
shuttle, leaves 5:30
p.m.

18
Liberty Go Cart
outing, $20 for two
hours, unlimited rides
and mini golf. Leaves
NASP at 5 p.m. and
Corry at 5:15 p.m.

19
Liberty 9-Ball
Tourney, 7 p.m., $5
entry, cash prizes.

20
Liberty Free
movie premier -
"The Ugly Truth" at
NASP 11 a.m. and 7
p.m. and "Public
Enemy" at Corry, 11
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GOSPORT MOVIES___


Movies and show times for Portside Cinema

FRIDAY Whip It (PG13) 5; Surrogates (PG13) 5:15; Couples Retreat (PG13) 7:15; The Stepfather (PG13) 7:30; Jennifer's Body (R)
9:30; Zombieland (R) 9:45

SATURDAY Fame (PG) noon; All About Steve (PG13) 12:15; Surrogates (PG13) 2:15; Whip It (PG13) 2:30; The Stepfather (PG13) 4:30;
The Invention of Lying (PG13) 5; Zombieland (R) 7; Couples Retreat (PG13) 7:15; Jennifer's Body (R) 9:15; The Informant
(R) 9:30
SUNDAY Love Happens (PG13) noon; The Invention of Lying (PG13) 12:15; Whip It (PG13) 2:15; Surrogates (PG13) 2:30; Couples
Retreat (PG13) 4:30; The Stepfather (PG13) 4:45; Jennifer's Body (R) 7; Zombieland (R) 7:15
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY Whip It (PG13) 5; Surrogates (PG13) 5:15; Couples Retreat (PG13) 7:15; Zombieland (R) 7:30
WEDNESDAY Fame (PG) 5; The Invention of Lying (PG13) 5:15; The Stepfather (PG13) 7:15; Jennifer's Body (R) 7:30
THURSDAY Whip It (PG13) 5; Surrogates (PG13) 5:15; Couples Retreat (PG13) 7:15; Zombieland (R) 7:30
TICKETS Children ages 6-11 $1.50, children younger than 6

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Gulf Breeze, near
Live Oaks. 25 min.
to NAS/35 Whiting.
$1,850/month 850-
934-7419

2/2 Mobile Home 4
Rent Clean/Quiet
near Fairfield/98 -
military clause. 458-
4085


Real Estate
Perdido Key Beach
Condo Nice 1BR,
furnished, W/D,
pool, minutes to
NAS $695 Bills pd
850-934-7369

Perdido Key
Condo Waterfront,
first floor 2BD/2BA,
W/D, all appliances,
outdoor pool, Water/
garbage included.
$850 per month.
850-698-0301

Lillian 3BD/2BA
clubhouse with
pool, pier on
Perdido Bay, tennis
courts, 2 car garage
with workshop
$1,100/month 251-
269-9990


Motors

1997 Toyota Celica
GT Cony. Ltd Ed, 5
spd, 89K, Exc Cond.
Grn w/ Tan int.
$6,000 OBO. 607-
592-7668

2002 Honda Civic
EX 2DR, 8,6215
miles, 5 spd, manual
trans, A/C, power win-
dows 850-944-6944

Honda Accord
2004 LX, sedan,
69K miles, A/T,
A/C, garage kept,
clean $11,000 497-
1950 or 516-2184

2007 Maxima Low
miles, leather, sun-
roof, Bluetooth, ask-
ing $20,500 Call
850-934-5705


Motors

1990 Buick Reatta
Limited Edition, sec-
ond owner, 97K miles,
automatic, air, power
windows. Asking
$7,500. Call 484-0928
or 698-1752 Leave
message.

98 Honda Accord
4 cylinder VTEC
172,000 miles, new
Michelin Radial
tires, 4 door $4,300
OBO 380-0484
Trucks, SUVs and
vans

2005 Toyota
Tacoma Prerunner,
V6, SR5, auto, 4dr,
dbl cab, LB ed, Lid
TRDSPTPKg 37K
mi, orig owner
$17,995 850-475-
9235


Motors

Motorcycles

2008 Kawasaki
Concours with
Throtlemeister, han-
dlebar riser, footpeg
lowering kit, front
fender extender, and
Cee-Bailey wind-
shield, only 8,500
miles. Silver gray
color. Garage kept,
never dropped, no
dings or scratches,
like new. 850-572-
1546 or 251-946-
2654. Will email pix
upon request.
$9,000
Misc. Motors

2003 Big Sky
Montana 5th Wheel
36 ft, 3 slides, excellent
condition. $23,000
251-934-5336


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Honda Civic-
2003 Hybrid, must
see # T3S030549
$9,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Ford Mustang-
2007 6 speed, red
leather #
T7522 3453
$21,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Mercury Grand
Marquis-2006
LS, loaded #
P6X606678
$11,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272


Infinity 130-2001
Super clean, low
miles #T1T004109
$9,591 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Accord
LX 2 0 0 3
Automatic, only
64K miles #
P3A040094
$11,994 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

VW Passat TDI-
2005 Only 72K
miles # T5P059424
$14,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Dodge Neon
SXT-2004
Automatic, good
MPG #T4D646877
$6,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Accord-
2006 One owner,
only 31K miles #
P6G7 10534
$15,992 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

VW Beetle-2004
Cony, TDI, only
24K miles #
T4M301693
$15,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Toyota Camry
SE-2004 6 cylin-
der, only 28K miles
# T4U588615
$14,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Civic SI-
2007 Loaded, lots
of extras #
P7H7 10744
$17,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

VW Jetta TDI-
2006 One owner,
diesel, leather #
T6M788183
$13,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Toyota Camry
LE-1998 Moon
roof, spoiler #
TWU845869
$6,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Acura TL-2007
Navi, loaded, must
see # P7A005190
$26,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Accord
LX-2008 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
#P8C031473
$18,993 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Accord
SE-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P7A168911
$17,592 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272


Honda Civic EX-
2006 Honda cert,
100K warranty #
T6L033557
$16,592 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Accord
EXL-2007 V6,
Honda cert, 100K
warranty #
P7A004260
#23,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272



Chevy Colorado-
2004 5 speed, A/C
# T48138718
$8,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Chevy 1500-2007
Reg cab, must see #
T7Z1 87675
$10,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Ridgeline
RTL-- 2006
Leather, loaded #
T6H5630 1 3
$18,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Mazda Tribute-
2005 Low miles,
nice SUV #
T5KM57688
$12,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Jeep Wrangler-
2006 4x4, big
wheels, low miles #
P60746545 $20,991
Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272

Nissan Frontier-
2006 Crew cab, SE,
low miles #
P6C463038
$16,593 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Subaru Forester-
2009 Premium, one
owner #
P9H705729
$23,592 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Toyota Tacoma-
2007 One owner,
prerunner #
P 7 M 0 1 1 9 1 4
$20,993 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda CRV-2002
EX, only 77K miles
# T2U012383
$11,592 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Ford Edge-2007
Super clean, one
owner #
P7BB50493
$21,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Jeep Wrangler-
2007 Unlimited, only
28K # T7L187914
$23,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272


Ford Expedition-
2004 Third seat,
XLS, loaded #
T4LA70538
$10,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Odyssey
EXL-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P7B030113
$29,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Element
EX-2005 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P5L005748
$15,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Pilot
EXL-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P7B008531
$27,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda CRV
EXL--2008
Leather, only 14K
miles, Honda cert,
100K warranty #
P8C022 1 3 5
$27,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Ridgeline-
2006 RTL, Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P6H512647
$24,991 Pensacola
H o n d a
1-800-753-8272

Honda Odyssey-
2007 EXLR, DVD,
Honda cert, 100K
warranty #
P7B 1 1 2 9 6 9
$26,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-
8272

Honda Odyssey
LX-2008 One
owner, Honda cert,
100K warranty #
T8B0 18304
$21,991 Pensacola
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Ford Mustang-2007 6 speed, red leather #
T75223453 $21,992 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Mercury Grand Marquis-2006 LS, loaded #
P6X606678 $11,992 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Infinity 130-2001 Super clean, low miles #
T1T004109 $9,591 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Honda Accord LX-2003 Automatic, only 64K
miles #P3A040094 $11,994 Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272

VW Passat TDI-2005 Only 72K miles #
T5P059424 $14,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Dodge Neon SXT-2004 Automatic, good
MPG #T4D646877 $6,991 Pensacola Honda 1-
800-753-8272

Honda Accord-2006 One owner, only 31K
miles #P6G710534 $15,992 Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272

VW Beetle-2004 Cony, TDI, only 24K miles
#T4M301693 $15,991 Pensacola Honda 1-
800-753-8272

Toyota Camry SE-2004 6 cylinder, only 28K
miles #T4U588615 $14,991

Honda Civic SI-2007 Loaded, lots of extras #
P7H710744 $17,992 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

VW Jetta TDI-2006 One owner, diesel,
leather #T6M788183 $13,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272


Toyota Camry LE-1998 Moon roof, spoiler
# TWU845869 $6,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Acura TL-2007 Navi, loaded, must see #
P7A005190 $26,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Honda Accord LX-2008 Honda cert, 100K
warranty #P8C031473 $18,993 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Accord SE-2007 Honda cert, 100K
warranty # P7A168911 $17,592 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Civic EX-2006 Honda cert, 100K war-
ranty #T6L033557 $16,592 Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272

Honda Accord EXL-2007 V6, Honda cert,
100K warranty # P7A004260 #23,991
Pensacola Honda 1-800-753-8272


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Chevy Colorado-2004 5 speed, A/C #
T48138718 $8,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Chevy 1500-2007 Reg cab, must see #
T7Z187675 $10,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Honda Ridgeline RTL-2006 Leather, loaded
# T6H563013 $18,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Mazda Tribute-2005 Low miles, nice SUV #
T5KM57688 $12,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Jeep Wrangler-2006 4x4, big wheels, low
miles # P60746545 $20,991 Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272

Nissan Frontier-2006 Crew cab, SE, low
miles #P6C463038 $16,593 Pensacola Honda
1-800-753-8272


Subaru Forester-2009 Premium, one owner
# P9H705729 $23,592 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Toyota Tacoma-2007 One owner, prerunner #
P7M011914 $20,993 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Honda CRV-2002 EX, only 77K miles #
T2U012383 $11,592 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272


Ford Edge-
P7BB50493
753-8272


-2007 Super clean, one owner #
$21,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-


Jeep Wrangler-2007 Unlimited, only 28K #
T7L187914 $23,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-
753-8272

Ford Expedition-2004 Third seat, XLS,
loaded # T4LA70538 $10,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272


Honda Odyssey EXL-
warranty # P7B030113
Honda 1-800-753-8272


-2007 Honda cert, 100K
$29,991 Pensacola


Honda Element EX-2005 Honda cert, 100K
warranty # P5L005748 $15,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Pilot EXL-2007 Honda cert, 100K
warranty #P7B008531 $27,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda CRV EXL-2008 Leather, only 14K
miles, Honda cert, 100K warranty # P8C022135
$27,991 Pensacola Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Ridgeline-2006 RTL, Honda cert,
100K warranty # P6H512647 $24,991
Pensacola Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Odyssey-2007 EXLR, DVD, Honda
cert, 100K warranty # P7B112969 $26,991
Pensacola Honda 1-800-753-8272

Honda Odyssey LX-2008 One owner, Honda
cert, 100K warranty # T8B018304 $21,991
Pensacola Honda 1-800-753-8272


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November 13, 2009 GOSPORT


Patty Wagstaff

Jan Collmer in the Fina Extra 300L

Skip Stewart

David Martin in the Breitling Plane

Shockwave Jet Truck

Kent Pietsch in the Jelly Belly Cadet

Emerald Coast Skydivers

Aerostars Formation Aerobatic Team

Geico Skytypers

Rich's Incredible Pyro

Otto the Helo with stuntman Todd Green

Dale Snodgrass in the P-51 Mustang

Heritage Flight F-16s

F-16 Viper E Demo Team


Fat Albert C-130 JATO last JATO demo

Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team


Acts are subject to changes


The Homecoming Air Show is
held at Pensacola Naval Air Station Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14. Gate admis-
sion is free. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day.
The show begins at 9:45 a.m., with the
Blues scheduled to fly around 2 p.m. The
pilots do sign autographs after the show.
More than 100,000 people are expected to
view the show daily. Visitors are directed to
the airfield parking from both gates, but are
encouraged to use the shuttle parking lot to
avoid very long walks. Buses will make the
rounds, dropping patrons off on the tarmac
and picking them up. Traffic is well han-
dled and clears the base easily after the


show. Patrons may bring chairs, however,
no coolers, backpacks, food, drinks or pets
will be allowed. A handicap area is set aside
for wheelchairs only. MWR rents bleachers
to provide seating for those not bringing
chairs and bleacher seating is available for
$5 per person. Many large groups reserve
seating in advance so bleacher seating is
limited and pre-purchase is recommended.
The show includes static displays of air-
craft of all types, food, beverage and ven-
dor booths, virtual reality experiences and
other attractions that make this show a
favorite excursion for folks from all over
the country. There will be a "Kids Zone,"


virtual games and a bungee jump to help
entertain the children. Home Depot will
have a Kids Workshop Area with craft proj-
ects.
For those who have never attended an air
show, be advised the aircraft can be very
noisy and young children need protection
for their ears. It can also be windy on the
tarmac and layers of clothes are recom-
mended.
The Saturday night air show (starting
about 4:30 p.m.) will be open to the public
as well as to sponsors and the military for
whom the sponsors have helped fund this
show.


History of
At the end of World War II,
Chester W. Nimitz, then the
Chief of Naval Operations,
ordered the formation of a
flight demonstration team to
keep the public interested in
naval aviation.
The Blue Angels per-
formed their first flight
demonstration less than a
year later in June 1946 at
their home base, Naval Air
Station (NAS) Jacksonville,
Florida. Flying the Grumman
F6F Hellcat, they were led
by Lt. Cmdr. Roy "Butch"
Voris.
Only two months later on
August 25, 1946, the Blue
Angels transitioned to the
Grumman F8F Bearcat.
One year later, the 1947
team, led by Lt. Cmdr.
Robert Clarke, introduced
the now famous "Diamond
Formation."
By the end of the 1940's
the Blue Angels were flying
their first jet aircraft, the
Grumman F9F-2 Panther. In
response to the demands
placed on naval aviation in
the Korean conflict, the team
reported to the aircraft carrier
USS Princeton as the nucle-
us of Fighter Squadron 191


the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron


(VF-191), Satan's Kittens, in cated to their present home
1950. base at NAS Pensacola,
The team reorganized the Florida. It was here that they
next year and reported to progressed to the swept-
NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, wing Grumman F9F-8
where they began flying the Cougar.
newer and faster version of The ensuing 20 years saw
the Panther, the F9F-5. The the Blue Angels transition to
Blue Angels remained in two more aircraft, the
Corpus Christi until the win- Grumman F11F-1 Tiger
ter of 1954 when they relo- (1957) and the McDonnell


Douglas F-4J Phantom II
(1969).
In December 1974, the
Navy Flight Demonstration
Team began flying the
McDonnell Douglas A-4F
Skyhawk II and was reor-
ganized as the Navy Flight
Demonstration Squadron.
This reorganization per-
mitted the establishment of


a commanding officer vice a
flight leader (Cmdr. Tony
Less was the squadron's
first official commanding
officer), added support offi-
cers and further redefined
the squadron's mission,
emphasizing the support of
recruiting the nation's finest
to serve their country.
On Nov. 8,1986, the Blue
Angels completed their 40th
anniversary year during cer-
emonies unveiling their
present aircraft, the new
sleek F/A-18 Hornet, the
first dual-role fighter/attack
aircraft now serving on the
nation's front lines of
defense.
In 1992 more than one
million people viewed Blue
Angel's performances dur-
ing a 30-day European
deployment to Sweden,
Finland, Russia, Romania,
Bulgaria, Italy, the United
Kingdom and Spain. This
was the first European
deployment in 19 years.
The 2009 show season
brought out more than 15
million spectators.
Since 1946, the Blue
Angels have performed for
more than 450 million fans.






GO SPORT November 13, 2009


2009


The Blue Angels The U. S. Navy's

Flight Demonstration Squadron


The Blue Angels' mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent
the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels
serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all
naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in
concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illus-
trates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet
Delta Formation.
The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, during the show sea-
son. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at
Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.
Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.


Flight Leader /
Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Greg McWherter


Lead Solo
Maj. Nathan
Miller


C-130 Pilot
Maj. Drew
Hess


Right Wing
Lt. Cmdr.
Paul Brantuas


Left Wing
Maj.
Christopher Collins


Slot
Lt. Mark
Swinger


I I I


Opposing Solo
Lt. Frank
Weisser


Narrator
Lt. Ben
Walborn


Events Coordinator
Lt. Amy
Tomlinson


i 4 i I


C-130 Pilot
Maj. Brendan
Burks


C-130 Pilot
Capt. Edward
Jorge






November 13, 2009 GOSPORT


Fat Albert Airlines


An all-Marine Corps crew of three officers and five enlisted person
operate the Lockheed-Martin C-130T Hercules, affectionately know
Fat Albert Airlines.
Fat Albert joined the team in 1970 and flies more than 140,000 r
each season. It carries more than 40 maintenance and support pei
nel, their gear and enough spare parts and communication equipme
complete a successful air show.
Fat Albert cruises at a speed of more than 320 knots (approxim
360 miles per hour) at 27,000 feet. Four Allison turboprop engines, v


Maintenance and support
personnel keep Blues flying
The Blue Angels' support team is made up of the
Events Coordinator, Maintenance Officer, Flight
Surgeon, Administrative Officer, Public Affairs Officer,
Supply Officer and approximately 110 enlisted Navy
and Marine Corps volunteers.
Alternating crews of about 45 team members travel
to each show site. All career-oriented enlisted Sailor or
Marine applicants come recommended for Blue Angel
duty by their current commanding officer. Applicants
go through extensive screening, including interviewing
with the members of each of the 15 squadron work cen-
ters.
The keen selection process secures the squadron's
tradition of excellence, ensuring the Blue Angels are a
direct reflection of the professionalism of today's
Sailors and Marines. After completing their Blue Angel
tour, individuals return to the fleet to continue their
naval careers.
Selected enlisted personnel volunteer for a three- Prime cont
year tour with the squadron. Though every team mem- P ci
ber brings skills in a distinct job specialty, each is
expected to work beyond that specialty, contributing to Pow rprant
the overall effectiveness of the Blue Angels. The
squadron consists of seven distinct departments, joint-
ly responsible for guaranteeing command readiness. A Rdar
tribute to this dedicated team is the fact that the Blue
Angels have never cancelled an air show due a mainte-
nance problem. La
Administration: The Administration Department is
responsible for executive and official correspondence, Height:
squadron records, pay and travel orders. WIN m
Administration maintains instructions and notices,
handles promotions and awards, and controls legal WIng arem
and security concerns. Speed;
Aviation Medicine: The Aviation Medicine
Department is responsible for the health and wellness First flight
of each team member. The medical team performs
annual physical examinations and emergency medical
procedures, keeps medical and dental readiness up to Combat rdi
date and acts as a liaison for advanced medical care.
Events Coordinator: The Events Coordination
Department schedules preseason visits with show site FueI:
sponsors and secures accommodations and ground ..k
support for each demonstration show.
Fat Albert Airlines: The all-Marine flight crew Cost
assigned to the squadron's Lockheed-Martin C-130
Hercules is responsible for transporting road-crew per-
sonnel, supplies and equipment to and from each show NeV a
site throughout the season. The crew also demon- New
states the C-130's jet-assisted take-off (JATO) capabil- New team m(
ities.
Maintenance: The Maintenance Department consists Navy Lt. Rob
of Airframes, Avionics, Corrosion Control, Crew Chiefs, at Naval Air S
Life Support, Maintenance Control, Power Plants, Navy Lt. Chri
Quality Assurance and Video shops. The maintenance VFA-106 at N
team is responsible for aircraft upkeep.Aca m
Public Affairs Office: The Public Affairs Office docu- Academy
ments and promotes the Blue Angels. It designs, Navy Lt. Jam
writes, photographs, edits, publishes and distributes currently assi!
all promotional materials. The Public Affair Office also Station, Miran
coordinates coverage and interviews with local, nation- State Univers
al and international media and manages the VIP rider rrnt il
Current pilots
program.
Supply: The Supply Department researches, pro- Navy Cmdr. (
cures, stores, and issues spare parts, tools, and uni- Marine Maj. C
forms. Supply also researches future squadron logisti- Navy Lt. Fran
cal needs and initiates contracts for services required Navy Lt. Ben
to support daily operations.


produce more than 16,000 shaft-horsepower, provide Fat Albert Airlines
with the power to land and depart on runways as short as 2,500 feet.
At select show sites, Fat Albert demonstrates its jet-assisted takeoff
)nnel (JATO) capability. Eight solid-fuel rocket bottles, four on each side,
vn as attached near the rear paratrooper doors thrust the Hercules skyward.
Fired simultaneously, the JATO bottles allow the mammoth transport air-
miles craft to takeoff within 1,500 feet, climb at a 45-degree angle and propel
rson- it to an altitude of 1,000 feet in approximately 15 seconds. Getting Fat
ant to Albert airborne in minimal time and distance simulates conditions in hos-
tile environments or on short, unprepared runways.
ately This year's homecoming air show will mark the last time JATO will be
Ohich used on Fat Albert.


Boeing F/A 18 characteristics


ctorst Boe___
ntractor (alrfram): MNorthrop Corpfratn
Two General Electric F404-GE-400 low-bypass,
turtofan engines; each in the 16K-pound thtust dass

Hughe5 APG-65 with long-range detectn In nboth
head-;n and tall-on aspects

56 feet
IS.3 feet
40-4 et (with mls.es)
400 squar feet
Mach 1.7+ (1,200 mph)
NoveMber 1978
One (two Mn two-seat trainer version)
lus, 500-plus nauUlcal miles
Inag; 5K feet {approx,)
11K Ib~. internal, 16K Ibs~ w/extemal tanks (apprx.)
weight: 56K lbs. (approx fighter escort missions
Approximately $18 million


nd returning pilots for 2010 season
ember F/A-18 Hornet pilots:
ert Kurrle, Jr., 30, of Statesville, N.C., is currently assigned to VFA-106
stationn Oceana, Va. He is a 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
stian Simonsen, 33, of Coon Rapids, Minn., is currently assigned to
aval Air Station Oceana, Va. He is a 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval


es Tomaszeski, 30, of Coronado, Calif., is
gned to VMFAT-101 at Marine Corps Air
nar, Calif. He is a 2000 graduate of Florida
ity.
expected to return next year:
Greg McWherter, 40, of Atlanta, Ga.
Chris Collins, 34, of Darien, Conn.
k J. Weisser, III, 31, of Atlanta, Ga.
Walborn, 29, of Reading, Pa.




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