EYE ON THE FLEE TGREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS inside:N AVY COLLEGE New survey ............... 2 NGIS Award ceremony ..........3 MWR Liberty program ...........4 CLASSIFIEDS Womankind job opening ..6 TOP OF PAGE ONE: VOL. 18 NO.30 WWW .CNIC.N AVY.MIL/KEYWES T N AVAL AIR S T A TION KEY WES T FLORIDAFRIDA Y JULY 27, 2018 U .S. N avy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, C-130 transport aircraft, affectionately known as Fat Albert, flies over the crowd during the Pensacola Beach Air Show in Pensacola Beach, Florida. (July 20, 2018) New Sailors celebrate after the completion of their pass-in-review ceremony at Recruit T raining Command. About 38,000 to 40,000 recruits graduate annually from the N avys only boot camp. U.S. Navy photos by MC2 Spencer Fling U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Arnesia McIntyreNaval Air Station Key West military and civilian personnel participated in suicide prevention training at Boca Chica Field. During the training, Jochebed Swilley presented a video of Sailors helping each other out after they saw warning signs of suicide.An appointment missed by you is an appointment missed by 2BY RODNEY FOUSHEE Naval Hospital JacksonvilleNaval Branch Health Clinic Key West has launched a new service to make it easier for patients to cancel appointments in time to allow another patient to take their slot. An appointment missed by you is really missed by two, said Cmdr. Valerie Littlefield, NBHC Key Wests officer-in-charge. This new phone reminder system makes it easier for patients to cancel their medical or dental appointment in time to allow other patients to take their time slot. We also plan to launch a text reminder system in the next few months to allow patients to cancel or reschedule their appointment via their smart see APPOINTMENT S page 5NAS Key West civilians, military conduct suicide prevention training BY MC3 ARNESIA M CINTYRENAS Key West Public AffairsSuicide is a conscious and deliberate end ing of ones own life. It occurs as a result of extreme emotional pain caused by various factors. Individuals who die by suicide often experience personal issues for which suicide is seen as the best or, sometimes, the only solution. Suicides have increased this year, said NAS Key West Fleet and Family Support social worker, Jochebed Swilley. It is important for everyone to be aware of the warning signs and to look out for each other. One out of every five suicides in the United States involves a Service member or veteran. For the first quarter of this year, the military has had 80 suicide deaths in the active component, 18 suicide deaths in the Reserves, and 23 sui-see SUICIDE page 3
3 cide deaths in the National Guard. There are no specific demographics associated with suicides, but there may be warning signs that can be observed by those in contact with someone contemplating suicide. Acting withdrawn, displaying decreased work performance, showing lack of focus or consuming increased amounts of alcohol may be signs of someone who needs help, but it is also possible a person will show little or no signs of suicide. The goal of Fleet and family is to help reduce suicides, said Swilley. We are available to speak with anyone who may be feeling stressed or just need to talk to someone. There are many factors that may lead a person to contemplate suicide such as financial problems, relationship issues or depression, but all of these have a common factor of producing stress. Understanding and managing stress cannot only help prevent suicides, but can improve a persons overall quality of life. Understanding suicidal issues and mental health is one of the first steps in suicide prevention. The Navys message for Suicide Prevention Month is again Small ACT. This message promotes that simple, everyday actions of caring can save lives by using the Navys ACT (Ask Care Treat) bystander intervention model. Throughout the month of August, NAS Key West will be getting volunteers to pose with posters demonstrating their commitment to support every Sailor. The little things that we can do as shipmates, leaders and family members every day can make a big difference in the lives of others.Be strong and courageousCan you think of a time of great suffering or trial in your life? What did you learn and in what ways did you grow through it? As we all know wisdom can be listening to advice from others but it can also include listening to what life itself tells you through experience. No one likes to suffer or have trials but they can grow in many ways. It can break us of being overconfident, showing us our weaknesses, making us more sympathetic, helping us to be more resilient and dependent on God. Of course this never happens overnight and definitely is not automatic. There are some people who can go through some pretty excruciating times but learn nothing. Great suffer ing or trials can drive some people deeply into Gods love but can convince others that a God of love cannot exist. So what will make the difference? The nature of foolishness is to be wise in your own eyes. There is a great temptation for those who suffer to assume that because we cant think of any good reason for this suffering that God surely does not have a good reason for it either. If you cannot imagine a God who is infinitely wiser and more loving than you, then you will never be able to trust the character of God. We are reminding numerous times in scripture that God is sovereign, trustworthy and will not forsake those that seek Him. In Joshua 1:9 it says Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Please come and join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday we will be at the Community Center on Sigsbee Annex for worship service with our Praise Band and Childrens Church. Please visit our Facebook page (NAS Key West Chapel) for upcoming events. If you are in need of Chaplain Care, please call your Chaplains at 305-293-2318, Naval Air Station Key West, or 305-2928788, Coast Guard Sector Key West. Job T itle: Master-At-Arms Hometown: Detroit Prior Duty Stations: Naval Technical Training Center, Texas Hobbies: Playing instruments, gaming. Most Interesting Experience: Joining the military, boot camp. Future Plans: Save money, make chief.MASN Brandon DeshieldsCOMMANDING OFFICER Capt. Bobby J. Baker EXECUTIVE OFFICER Cmdr. Greg Brotherton PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Trice Denny EDITOR MC3 Arnesia McIntyre S T AFF MC3 Arnesia McIntyreThis newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military service and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Additional copy and photographs provided by the readers of the Southernmost Flyer should be addressed to: Editor, Southernmost Flyer, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001. Copy can also be e-mailed to arnesia.r.mcintyre@ navy.mil. Telephone (305) 293-2425/2434. DSN 4832425/2434. Deadline for all editorial copy is 4 p.m. the Friday preceding publication. All articles must be submitted on disk in text format, written in upper/lower case style. Briefly NAS Key West Command ChaplainLt. Cmdr.Scott Mason CHAPLAIN'S CORNER July 271917 Construction of the Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia is ordered to produce enough aircraft for Americas entry into World War I. July 281973 Skylab 3 is launched. The mission is the second to the first U.S. manned space station. July 291920 USS St. Louis (CA 20) is ordered to Turkish waters to protect American nationals and citizens during the GrecoTurkish War (1919-1922).July 301918 Headquarters Company and Squadrons A, B, and C of the First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France, on board USS DeKalb (ID #3010), as U.S. enters European Theater of World War I.July 311874 USS Intrepid is commissioned, the first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes.Aug. 11849 Pope Pius IX and King Ferdinand of the Two Sicilies, briefly visit USS Constitution and marks the first time that a Roman Catholic pope steps foot on American territory.Aug. 21944 USS Tautog (SS 199) attacks Japanese (KO 8801) convoy, sinking army cargo ship Konei Maru off Miki saki, Honshu. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Arnesia McIntyreNavy Gateway Inns & Suites recognized outstanding employees during an award ceremony at the Fly Navy on Trumbo Point. NGIS Key West consists of 611 rooms in nine buildings spread over the three primary NAS Key West Annexes.Their mission is to provide a professionally managed DOD lodging program that contributes to and supports mission readiness.NGIS AWARD CEREM ONY Gift cardsNavy Exchange Service Command and the Defense Commissary Agency have teamed up to sell commissary gift cards at more than 40 NEX locations, including the Naval Air Station NEX on Sigsbee Park. The DeCA gift card can be loaded with an amount range of $5 $300. The gift cards will be located at NEX registers at the front of the stores.ID renewalAll DOD ID cards can be renewed up to 90 days in advance, CAC and dependent ID cards included. Two forms of ID are required; sponsors must sign/digitally sign Form 1172 for all dependent children. For more information, call 305-293-3778.MCHC membersThe Multicultural Heritage Committee is looking for more people Sailors and DOD civilians to join the organization. The MCHC meets every Thursday at noon in Bldg. A-324 conference room, Boca Chica Field. For more information, email PRC Michael Dees at michael.dees@navy. mil or daniel.a.suggs@navy. mil.CSADD membersThe Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions is currently looking for new members. Meetings are every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Air Ops Conference Room. CSADD a peer-to-peer mentorship program focusing on volunteerism and educating our young Sailors on the importance of good decision making. For more information, email AZCS (AW) AmyShirelle Santos at email@example.com. Car ClubAll automotive enthusiasts military, nonmilitary, and DOD are invited to join the Southern Keys Car Club. The SKCC meets up every Saturday at the local Miami Subs on Roosevelt Blvd. in Key West at 7 p.m. The club puts together trips up the Keys, and to Miami. They attend big car events up north and support local businesses or organizations. Events are posted on their Facebook page at Southern Keys Car Club. For questions or more information contact OS2 Woolbright at 305-293-5758.Suicidecontinued from page 1BY ED BARKERNETPDC Public Affairs The Navy College Program (NCP) announced a new, more efficient customer service opinion survey July 24, as part of the continu ing improvement process for Voluntary Education. The survey asks for Sailors opinions about the Navy College Programs education support, counseling services, information, and admin, said Don Squibb, Navy VOLED assessments program manager. Were seeking feedback on their experience so we can adjust and improve our service. According to Squibb, the new survey asks only ten questions, and the average Sailor completes their input in just over four minutes. The surveys are the primary channel we have to gather customer input on how were doing, and we use the fleet feedback to refine the service delivery of the Navy College Virtual Education Center, he said. By shortening the survey, we hope to increase participation while retaining key information. Navy VOLED Director Ernest DAntonio noted that constant process improvement is key to serving Sailors educational needs. Over the past two years, weve made significant improvements to the Navy College Programs customer service, and much of that was based on Sailor input, said DAntonio. Weve completely revamped the Navy College Program website, added customer-friendly improvements such as our mobile application, automated WebTA processing, chat and trouble-ticket features, made self-service improvements in My Education and to NCP internal processes to ensure we are meeting Sailors high expectations in keeping with CNPs transformation guidance. Any Sailor, CONUS or OCONUS, can use the survey link to provide feedback. One measure of NCP success that has been identified by the customer satisfaction surveys is the number of times a Sailor has to contact the Navy College Virtual Education Center (NCVEC) in order to solve a problem. According to our latest survey feedback, 80 percent of Sailors are able to resolve their issue with their first call to the NCVEC, said Squibb. Thats not perfect, but its a great indication that were moving in the right direction. The link to the new NCP customer service opinion survey is: http://www.research.net/r/ NCVEC_CSAT_SURV_V2.Navy College Program launches new survey
5 phone. Patients of NBHC Key West receive an automated appointment reminder phone call two days before their scheduled appointment. This reminder call now allows patients to cancel their appointment directly from the phone calls menu. Patients can also cancel or reschedule by calling the appointment line or using www. TRICAREonline.com. To cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. When you miss or noshow for a medical or dental appointment, it keeps another sailor, Marine, family member, or retiree from using that appointment slot for the care they need. This means it can also impact the medical and dental readiness of the Navy fighting force. When a patient doesnt cancel in time, or doesnt show up, the provider cant simply shift the rest of the days patients to fill that space. The time slot goes unused and is wasted for the provider, staff, and another patient who could have used the appointment. When a patient doesnt show up, it prevents another patient (who might have an urgent need) from being seen at that time. Although some cancellations are inevitable, in the private sector, providers can sometimes charge a noshow fee (up to $50) for no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance. While military treatment facilities dont function this way, no-shows do have a negative impact. Without advance notice, staff are unable to rebook no-shows, although taxpayers are paying staff. So, to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Go to www.TRICAREonline.com (available 24/7), or respond to the reminder phone call, or call the appointment line at 305-293-4600, Monday Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. NBHC Key West is one of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles six health care facilities located across Florida and Georgia. NH Jacksonvilles priority, since its founding in 1941, is to heal the nations heroes and their families. Of its patient population (163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen, and their families), about 84,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities. To find out more or download the mobile app, visit www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax. Bowling 101 for AdultsJoin MWRs Airlanes Bowling Center on Boca Chica for this 4-week bowling class for adults. Classes will be held from 5 6 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 2. Shoe rentals included. To sign up for to ask questions contact 305-2932976. Learn the basics with MWR. Reading ProgramUntil Aug. 11, sign your child up for the Summer Reading Program online at https://keywestlibrary. beanstack.org. It is open to children 5 18 years old. Prizes can be picked up at the Youth Center on Sigsbee Park. For more details, call 305-293-4437.Back to SchoolThe Sigsbee Youth Center is hosting an Open House on Thursday from 4 7 p.m. There will be giveaways, games & activities along with free school supplies, backpacks and school program information. Open to MWR authorized patrons military ID card holders. For more details, call 305393-9510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Craft nightMWR Community Recreation offers a number of crafting opportunities each month at the Sigsbee Community Center. All supplies are provided and patrons are welcome to bring their favorite beverages. Most activities are open to children unless stated otherwise. Pre-registration is required. To register, make full payment at the Tickets & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. Upcoming events: Aug. 8: Weathered Paint Stick Beach Sign Aug. 15: Craft & Cocktails Wine Glass Painting Aug. 29: Essential Oils Sugar ScrubsCommunity recMWR Community Recreation offers events each month that offer the opportunity to explore Key West and other sites. All transportation departs from the Sigsbee Community Center across from the dog park. To reserve your seat, make payment at the Ticket & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. For pricing and more event details call 305-563-0364 or visit www. NavyMWRKeyWest.com/ events. Aug. 4: Miami Shopping TripLiberty ProgramsThis program is for single or unaccompanied Active Duty Military E-6 & below. To find out more about these events call 305-797-4468 or email naskwliberty@gmail. com. Friday: Nintendo Switch at the Barracks at 6 p.m. Free Ice Cream Sundaes Fitness CenterThe fitness center on Boca Chica is open from 5 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday Friday and 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All fitness classes are free to authorized patrons and are designed for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. The fitness schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 305-293-2480 for more information. BCCS: Boca Chica Cycling Studio BCES: Boca Chica Exercise Studio BCG: Boca Chica Gym SCC: Sigsbee Community Center *Active Duty Only Monday Yoga 6:30 7:45 p.m., SCC Tuesday Cycling 5:30 6:15 p.m., BCCS Wednesday HIIT 4:30 5:15 p.m., MWR Update This week at FFSC see MWR page 6 U.S. Navy photo by Jacob SippelWilliam Kay, a medical support assistant, checks in a Sailor for an appointment. N aval Branch Health Clinic Key West has launched a new service to make it easier for patients to cancel appointments in time to enable someone else to take their slot. Patients can also call the appointment line or use www .TRICAREonline.com to cancel appointments at least 24 hours in advance. Appointmentcontinued from page 1 IA Spouse & Family Discuss Group Monday, 0900-1000 Meet and catch up with other IA families in the area, and explore some of the unique challenges faced by IA Families. The time together helps make connections with other families facing similar issues. Sign up with Amanda Slater at 305-293-2766 or amanda.slater@ navy.mil.Transition Assistance Management Monday-Friday, 6-10 August, 0730-1600 Held @ Boca Chica A-515 This five-day workshop provides the most current information and referral services to exiting military members and their spouses. Topics offered include individual skills assessment, career research, understanding the civilian workplace, the job search, interviewing techniques and veteran benefits. Contact your career counselor to sign up. FFSC offers many services including deployment support, relocation assistance, family employment readiness, life skills education, personal financial management, crisis incident response and training, sexual assault prevention and response, ombudsman support, transition assistance management, family advocacy and professional counseling. For more information or to request services, call 305-293-4408 or visit the center at 804 Sigsbee Rd., Sigsbee Park.
BCG Thursday Command PT 6:45 7:45 a.m. BCG Yoga Strength 5:30 6:30 p.m. BCES Job opportunities There are currently a number of open positions within MWR and NGIS. This weeks highlighted jobs are: Bartenders and Recreation Assistant at multiple MWR facilities. There are also open positions for bartenders, child care workers, maintenance workers and more. For a full list of jobs, visit www. NavyMWRKeyWest. com/jobs.MWR WebsiteMWR has a website and APP that provides our patrons with a full list of facilities, programs, services and current employment opportunities. Visit www. navymwrkeywest.com to find out what MWR has to offer: Restaurants and bars, sports and fitness, child care, leisure recreation, pool and splash parks, special events, gear rentals, marinas, lodging, discounted attraction tickets and more. Visit the Apple or Android APP store and search for NavyMWR Key West. Other sources of infor mation are Facebook and Twitter NAS Key West MWR and the Weekly Activities Sheet. 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Call Laurie at Rosie Dell & Associates 706-6991442. Key West 1BR/1BA, kitchen dining area, living room. No pets. Private. $1,575. Deposit $1,400. No last. Must see to appreciate. Call Mrs. Sellers at 305-434-2047. Old Town 1BR/1BA, small furnished studio, W/D on site, no kitchen but microwave and refrigator. F/L and $1,000 security deposit. Separate entrance, family setting, offstreet parking, one person only. $1,000 per month, utilities/ high speed internet included. Minimum six month least; one year lease preferred. Text Bob at 305-744-3350 or email at email@example.com Stock Island 1BR/1BA, apartment for rent.$1,850 per month, utilities included. Central A/C, non-smoking, no pets, totally private, separate entry and yard. Available August 1st. Call or text Didier at 305-304-1758. Summerland Key 2 BR/2BA 1300 sqft long term annual rental. Airport house, flow thru wide boating canal with concrete seawall davits. Screened porch 400sqft and huge garage airport hanger downstairs 1300sqft enough to park all your toys. Open floor plan and spacious master bedroom. central a/c. nice neighborhood. $3400 Monthly. Call Laurie Duesler at Rose Dell & Associates at 706-699-1442. Summerland Key 2BR/2BA 1554 sq.ft unfurnished on ocean side of US-1. Wide flow through canal good boating access, open spacious floor plan. W/D hook up, stove fridge, microwave, dishwasher, central ac & heat. Tile and carpet, each bedroom has all tile bath. $3400 per month. Call Laurie Duesler at Rose Dell & Associates at 706-699-1442 for more information or questions. HELP WANTED JIATF Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South is accepting applications in the local recruiting area only for a It Specialist (Projmgt), GG-2210-12 Termposition located in Key West, FL. Incumbent will serve as Primary DISA Circuit Officer performing duties as described in applicable DISA instructions and command policy, including ordering new circuits, maintaining circuit records and diagrams, tracking and resolving circuit outages within the Command for the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South, Truman annex, Key West, FL. If interested please reference JIATFS-020 for more information at southcom.key-west.jiatfs-j1. firstname.lastname@example.org Womankind Key Wests nonprofit provider of family planning, gynecological, and primary care, is looking an administrative assistant. Applicants with top customer ser vice skills and strong computer proficiency are sought to join our happy office. Tasks include assisting with grants; fundraisers; outreach; and the administrative side of the office including scanning, faxing, and filing, etc. Flexible hours are available. So, if youd like to work only while your kids are in school, this could be that perfect opportunity. Email resumes to Cali Roberts at email@example.com NAS KEY WEST CLASS-IFIEDS are free for active-duty and retired personnel, their families and civilian base employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tuesday prior to that Fridays issue. Make submissions to the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office by email, firstname.lastname@example.org; mail, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 330409001; or fax submissions to 305293-2627. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for four issues. Name and phone number must accompany all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more information, call 305-293-2434.