Vol. 65 No. 2 Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Base Firefighters Come to Milton's Call
NASWF Sailors and Firemen Help to Save Historic Imogene Theatre
By Jay Cope, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
As a dangerous fire blazed through the downtown
section of Milton, Fla., Jan. 6, members of the Naval Air
Station Whiting Field team were some of the first re-
sponders to the emergency.
More than 75 firefighters from 15 departments
responded to help contain the blaze that consumed nearly
a full block of Milton's historic district. At least 17 fire-
fighters from the base, either from Fire and Emergency
Services Gulf Coast or base personnel serving in volun-
teer fire fighting capacities, were among the teams com-
bating the fire.
Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast Station
One from Whiting Field has a mutual aid agreement with
the county and city to lend aid as necessary. Fire and
Emergency Services Gulf Coast responded with Truck
Fire Capt. Daniel Chiappetta from Fire and Emergency Services Gulf 24, (with a crew of four) from Fire Station One, located
Coast Station One (Whiting Field) sprays water on the fire that raged in at Whiting Field, and Truck 3416 (with a crew of 4) lo-
the historic district of Milton last week. Chiappetta rotated time on the cated at Saufley Field, near Naval Air Station Pensacola.
ladder with fellow firefighters Alan Sapp and Bryon Smith while Fire Lt. The team also covered Skyline Fire Department's area of
Brian Waits operated the pumps. The team helped to fight the fire for
more than seven hours. Photo courtesy of Lynn Hough. (Cont. on Page 5)
Longtime Whiting Field Firefighter Retires
By Jay Cope, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
With more than 36 years of federal service, one of
Naval Air Station Whiting Field's firefighters decided it was
time to go home Friday Dec. 30.
Bruce Gilliard, Assistant Fire Chief for Gulf Coast
Fire and Emergency Services Station One, retired following
a long career defending and protecting others. Through the
years he has served in the Air Force, as a police officer and
for the last 29 years as a fireman. It is a long career that has
garnered tremendous respect from the area military judging
from the VIPs in attendance.
Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Enrique
Sadsad, Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer
Capt. William Reavey, Fire Chief Lewis Monti attended as
did more than 200 other friends, family members and co-
did more than 200 other friends, family members and co- Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Gilliard receives a shadow box filled with
workers. mementos of his 29-year firefighting career from Fire Chief Lewis
"For 36 years, Bruce has been serving the people. Monti. Gilliard retired Dec. 30 with more than 36 years of federal
service. Several hundred people from the base filled the auditorium
(Cont. on Page 7) to wish him well. U. S. Navy photo by Jay Cope.
News and Notes
Superbowl Sunday MWR is sponsoring a Superbowl Party
Sunday February 1 at Sikes Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m. with kick
off at 5:20 p.m. There will be a Chili Cook-off contest, free food,
a half-time raffle and a best dressed fan contest Call 623-7274 to
sign up for the chili contest or for more information.
Road Rally Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Kids House, the
Inaugural Santa Rosa Historical Road Rally will be held Saturday,
Jan. 24. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the Rally kicking-off at
9:30 a.m. The award ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. The entry
fee is $30 per vehicle and includes lunch for the driver and navi-
gator. The rally will test your knowledge of Santa Rosa County's
history while pushing your navigation skills to the limit. This is
not a speed race, and all traffic laws must be obeyed. Call 623-
1112 or visit www.santarosakidshouse.org for more information.
Scotch, Soul & Rock 'n Roll Concert The National
Naval Aviation Museum, one of the world's largest aviation mu-
seums, serves up big-band music on the rocks with Ron Gartner's
"Scotch, Soul & Rock 'n Roll" concert. Gartner and his band have
been entertaining audiences across the country with their crowd-
pleasing, Vegas-style salute to the golden oldies. Tickets are $25
at the museum. Call 453-2389 for details.
Slipknot World Tour After laying waste to stages all over
the world, the Nine are coming to Pensacola for one incredible
night Feb. 19! Local fans can celebrate the grammy award win-
ning band's first headline tour since the release of the smash album
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AO1 Sean Moffitt is congratulated by Cmdr. Matthew Mullins, Assis-
tant Chief of Staff for the Aviation Maintenance and Contract Logis-
tics command, NAS Corpus Christi, after earning the Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal for his dedication to the Sea Cadet Corps.
of Slipknot's debut album. Adding to the chaos will be Coheed
and Cambria and Trivium. Tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.
for $45 general admission floor seating and $39.50 for reserved
seating. Tickets are abailable at the Pensacola Civic Center Box
Office, ticketmaster outlests or charge by phone at 850-434-7444.
Book Swap Do you have books and not sure what to do with
them when you are done reading? Balfour Beatty will hold our
first BOOK SWAP in January! January 15th Drop off your
books and receive a coupon for each book you donate. Drop off
time will begin at 1600 to 1900. January 16th Community Cen-
ter (509 B Cougar Circle) will be open at 1000 to 1200 to receive
additional books. At 1300 the doors again will open so you can ex-
change the coupons for books of your choice. This is a first come
and no books will be held. January 17th The Community Cen-
ter doors will unlock at 1000 and again you can exchange coupons
for books. The doors will be locked at 1300. Remaining books
will be donated to a local charity. Contact Teresa Morrell, Balfour
Beatty Communities at 850-456-3120 or 850-456-3111 for details.
Celtic Woman The international Irish music phenomenon,
Celtic Woman, will play at the Pensacola Civic Center April 3,
2009. Last year's hit show earned the ladies hundreds of new lo-
cal fans and this concert promises to be even better! Tickets are
on sale now for $63 and $43 at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at
434-7444 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Seedling Give-Aways Officials with the Florida Division of
Forestry, in conjunction with the USDA-Natural Resources Con-
servation Service, Three Rivers RC&D, and Blackwater Soil and
Water Conservation District, providing free tree seedlings Thurs-
day, January, 15th, in celebration of Arbor Day. The event will
be held at the Big Kmart parking lot, located at 6050 Hwy. 90,
from 9 a.m. until all seedlings are distributed. The giveaway will
be on a first come, first-served basis, and there is a limit of 4 pre-
bagged trees per person/family. Seedlings which may be given
away include: Flowering Dogwood, Southern Crabapple, Live
Oak, American Plum, and Redbud. For further information, con-
tact Wesley at 850-983-5310.
MWR Intramurals The 2009 Captain's Cup Season is about
to begin! Basketball Season began Jan. 13 and Soccer will follow
next week. Anyone interested in playing one or both sports please
get with your Squad/Dept. Rep. Players who are not sure who
their representative is should call or email Todd Mooneyham, 623-
7502 ext 23 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Basketball will be
held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 1700, 1800, and 1900.
Soccer will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 1700, 1800,
and 1900. Athletes interested in playing and without a Squad/Dept
team may also contact Mooneyham to be placed on another team.
The Soccer meeting will be held Wednesday Jan. 14, in the Bas-
ketball gym at 1300.
Pensacola Little Theater's Blue Plate Special "The
Pensacola Little theatre's Studio 400 production of "Della's Diner:
Blue Plate Special" will be performed 8 p.m. Jan. 16-17; and 2:30
p.m. on Jan. 18. The musical-comedy is an hilarious cross be-
tween country music and a soap-opera. Tickets are $12 for cafe
seating and $8 for general admission. The theatre is located at 400
S. Jefferson St. Pensacola. Call 434-0257 for details.
Pensacola Beach Fun Run The race will begin at the Hil-
ton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front at 8 a.m. Jan. 17. The post race
party and awards will follow at Capt'n Fun's Beach Club. Register
online through www.active.com or by calling 450-6212.
Fleet and Family Support Center Classes
Smooth Move Tuesday, January 13, from 10 am 12 pm
The goal of this training module is to provide relocating service members and their families, due to reassignment or transition within the
Continental United States (CONUS), with a systematic and simplified process for ensuring a smooth move. By consolidating key infor-
mation and resources, an excellent forum is established that allows participants to receive professional information and receive immedi-
ate responses to their specific concerns. For more information, call NAS Whiting Field Fleet and Family Support Center at 623-7177.
Challenges of Flight School and Marriage Thursday, Jan. 15, 6 8 pm. & Friday, Jan. 16, 1 2 p.m.
Being in Flight School is hard! Being married in Flight School is even harder! This class will help you and your spouse avoid the com-
mon pitfalls of the unique challenges Flight Schools has to offer. Class will be held at the FFSC conference room. For more information,
contact a Work and Family Life Consultant at 623-7177
Ten Steps to a Federal Job Tuesday, January 20, from 8 10 am
"Is it worth your while to invest your time and effort in searching and applying for a Federal Job?" Then you need to attend this class to
learn how to prepare the best application possible. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Consultant at 623-7177.
Car Buying Strategies Tuesday, January 20, from 10 am 12 pm
Many people begin the car buying process by visiting a dealership, which should be one of the last things you do. Come find out why.
Class will be held at the FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Time Management Wednesday, January 21, from 1 2 pm
At the end of the day, do you ask yourself "where did the day go?" and feel like you have accomplished very little on your list of "things
to do?" If you answered "yes" to these questions, this class is for you. The information provided in this class will provide you with tools
that will help you make the most of your busy and demanding days. Class will be held at the FFSC conference room. For more informa-
tion, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
BBB Foundation Seeks Nominations for Awards
Pensacola, Fla. (January 9,
2009) Your Better Business
Bureau Foundation of North-
west Florida is currently accept-
ing nominations and entries for
the 2009 Torch Award for Mar-
Torch Award for Marketplace
The Torch Award recognizes
businesses and charities that in- S
sist on exceptionally high stan-
dards of behavior in dealing with cus-
tomers, vendors and employees.
To be considered for the 2009 Torch
Award, a business or 501 (c)(3) char-
ity must have been in business for at
least one year with the same owner-
ship and may not hold an "F" rating
with your BBB. BBB Accreditation
is not required to enter, however, ap-
Your Better Busi-
dation of Northwest
employees who go
above and beyond
in their customer
Any business may nominate employ-
ees for the Customer Service Excel-
lence Award by providing specific
examples of how the individual has
provided excellent customer service
beyond what may be required by his
or her job.
Student Ethics Scholarship
plicants must be physically located A total of nine high school students
within the BBBInorthwest Florida's will be named as BBB Student Ethics
Scholarship winners and will receive
$1,000 scholarships for their commit-
ment to ethical behavior and personal
integrity. High school juniors and se-
niors within BBBlnorthwest Florida's
service area may apply for the schol-
Local leaders from business and aca-
demia will serve as judges and award
the scholarships based on criteria in-
cluding leadership, community ser-
vice, academic achievement and an
essay response on building character.
The application deadline for all
awards is March 27, 2009. Award re-
cipients will be recognized at a series
of luncheons to be held in May.
For entry forms and suggestions for
completing an entry or nomination
for the awards, please visit www.
nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAward or call
850.429.0002 or 1.800.729.9226.
New Counter-Piracy Task Force Established
From Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Public Af- ity to conduct counter-piracy missions," said Vice Adm. Bill
fairs Gortney, CMF commander. "The establishment of CTF-151
MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- The Combined Maritime Forc- will allow those nations to operate under the auspices of CTF-
es (CMF) established Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) 150, while allowing other nations to join CTF-151 to support
Jan. 8 specifically for counter-piracy operations. our goal of deterring, disrupting and eventually bringing to jus-
Naval ships and assets from more than 20 nations com- tice the maritime criminals involved in piracy events."
prise the Combined Maritime Forces. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gortney highlighted the reduction in piracy events in
Terence "Terry" McKnight has been named the commander of the region due to merchant mariners' proactive measures. He
the new task force which will be fully operational by the middle also continued to caution that the efforts of coalition and inter-
of January. national navies won't solve the problem of piracy.
The CMF created the Maritime Security Patrol Area "The most effective measures we've seen to defeat
(MSPA) in the Gulf of Aden in August of 2008 to support in- piracy are non-kinetic and defensive in nature. The merchant
ternational efforts to combat piracy. Coalition efforts includ- ships have been doing a greatjob stepping up and utilizing these
ed CTF-150 assets patrolling the area with ships and aircraft, methods to defeat piracy attempts. That's a great first step. But
However, the charter for CTF-150, established at the outset of the problem of piracy is and continues to be a problem that
Operation Enduring Freedom, was for the conduct of Maritime begins ashore and is an international problem that requires an
Security Operations (MSO) in the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of international solution. We believe the establishment of CTF-
Oman, the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Opera- 151 is a significant step in the right direction."
tions included the deterrence of destabilizing activities, such as CTF 151 is a multinational task force that conducts
drug smuggling and weapons trafficking. counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Ara-
The establishment of CTF-151 will allow CTF-150 as- bian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and was established
sets to remain focused on those activities, giving CTF-151 the to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the
ability to focus solely on the counter-piracy mission, maritime environment.
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Sailor Extension Policy Changes Announced
From Navy Personnel Command
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The
Navy announced a new policy Jan. 9
for short-term extensions which will
impact Sailors in overmanned ratings,
physical fitness assessment (PFA) fail-
ures and some Perform to Serve (PTS)
According to NAVADMIN
007/09, commanding officers may not
authorize short-term extensions for
Sailors in overmanned ratings without
NPC's approval except to obtain ob-
ligated service required to complete
initial entry training, execute perma-
nent change of station (PCS) orders or
an Individual Augmentee assignment,
to obtain maternity care benefits for
a member's wife or pregnant service-
woman, or to meet a fleet reserve date.
Under the new policy short-
term extensions for the purpose of pass-
ing the physical fitness assessment are
not authorized for Sailors who cannot advancement program.
pass the Navy's PFA and have failed
three times within a four-year period.
Short-term extensions are no
longer authorized for undesignated
Sailors, also known as Gendets, who
have not been selected for a rating or
converted in the first six months of the
12-month PTS window.
Commands are required to re-
view all short term extension requests
to ensure they are executed for valid
program and career management rea-
Sailors are not authorized to
execute short-term extensions to re-
main on active duty to complete a col-
lege course prior to separation.
Short term extensions are not
authorized for Sailors awaiting ex-
amination results or for Sailors await-
ing additional quotas for automatic
advancement under any automatic ad-
vancement program, such as command
"The main reasons a Sailor
would need a short-term extension is
to complete a deployment, match their
EAOS (end of active obligated service)
to their PRD (projected rotation date)
extend to complete training, or for ma-
ternity benefits," said Master Chief
Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Tom Albert,
assigned to Navy Personnel Command
Short-term extensions are con-
ditional extensions that extend a mem-
bers enlistment contract anywhere from
one to 23 months.
Affected overmanned ratings
will be updated quarterly or as need-
ed and overmanned rating lists will
be posted with status of extension re-
quests, procedures, guidance, and fre-
quently asked questions at the NPC
enlisted career progression Web page.
For more guidance read NAV-
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responsibility so they could respond to although
the fire. Aviatior
"Those mutual aid agreements (ABH1)
are so important in ensuring you have exhaust
backup during a major casualty," said scene b
Milton Mayor Guy Thompson. "Our swain's
guys could not have contained that fire Brandor
by themselves and we probably would One.
have lost the whole block which would
have included homes and churches." able to
As is the norm, the team re- Chiapet
ported to the on-scene commander and
offered assistance. When Truck 24 ar- sion, M
rived, they were positioned, by the on- Mohrm
scene commander, behind the buildings ABH1 I
to attack the fire from above and help miniak,
prevent it spreading to other buildings. Matthev
According to fire station sta- Moore t
tistics, Station One at Whiting Field
responded to more than 60 mutual aid
calls in 2008.
"A loss like that is tough for
the community," said Fire Capt. Daniel
Chiappetta, the lead firefighter for the
ladder truck from Whiting Field which
responded to the call. "But I am glad
we were able to contribute to keeping
the fire from spreading farther than it
Chiappetta's crew also includ-
ed Firefighter Bryon Smith, Firefighter
Alan Sapp and Lt. Brian Waits. He also
says that members of the unit are active
as volunteer firefighters in the commu-
nity as well, and at least four department
members were on site as volunteers
with other fire departments. Assistant
Fire Chief John Williams was stationed
at the fire's command post and helped
supervise the team's actions.
The tragic conflagration
caused an estimated $2 million in dam-
ages, completely destroying a law of-
fice, coffee shop, bail bondsman busi-
ness and the local Republicans office,
but the 100 year old historic Imogene
Theatre next door was saved. Although
it also suffered smoke, water, and fire
damage, fire marshal reports have de-
clared it structurally safe.
No one was injured in the fire,
h one volunteer fire fighter,
SBoatswain's Mate First Class
Dustin Mericle suffered heat
ion and was pulled from the
y his co-worker, Aviation Boat-
Mate Second Class (ABH2)
n Dow and members of Station
"It was truly gratifying to be
help another firefighter," said
their job protecting the base's and the
13 outlying landing fields in the event
of an emergency. Dow says that doing
thatjob as a volunteer in the community
gives him a chance to put that training
to use to help protect the community.
"I wanted to be a firefighter
since I was little. I always wanted to
be someone people could count on to
be there when they need help," he said.
"I am glad we were able to help to
As members of Crash Divi- community save a part of their history
ericle, Dow, ABH1 Christopher something that has been here such a
inn, ABH1 Bradley Johnson, long time."
Aaron Wetzel, ABH2 Adam Zi- All nine Sailors are members
ABH2 Caleb Stewart, ABH2 of the Skyline Fire Department which
v Newell, and ABH2 Robert is partially staffed with paid firefight-
rain for fire fighting as part of (Cont. on Page 7)
(Cont. from Page 1)
While this is a long time to do anything,
it is not surprising to me," said Monti.
"He is a fireman through and through.
It is impossible to measure the number
of lives he has had an impact on."
Gilliard's career began Janu-
ary 1972 when he enlisted in the Air
Force. He served tours at McDill AFB
in Tampa, Fla.; the 307th Munitions
Maintenance Squadron in Thailand,
and at Eglin AFB. He separated from
service in April 1976 and joined the
Air Force Reserves. While a Reservist,
Gilliard was called up to work as a gun-
ner aboard an AC-130 Spectre Gunship
during Operation Desert Storm. He
earned the Distinguished Flying Cross,
Air Medal, and Air force Commenda-
tion Medal during that service as well
as several unit awards.
He followed his Air Force en-
listment with a career working for Whit-
ing Field. Gilliard began by washing
aircraft at Training Squadron-THREE,
but soon was selected to work in the
security department. Finally, he began
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Naval Air Station Whiting Field presents As-
sistant Fire Chief Bruce Gilliard the Civilian
Meritorious Service Medal. Gilliard was
awarded the medal during his retirement
ceremony at the base auditorium. Gilliard's
efforts in combining the NAS Pensacola and
NAS Whiting Field fire departments into one
team contributed heavily in his recognition.
U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope.
transferred over to the fire department
in 1979 where he has been ever since.
"I enjoyed my career and en-
joyed Whiting Field tremendously.
, It is a special group of people here.
Buildings people didn't want to be in,
things people didn't want to be around,
these guys did it. I can't thank every-
one enough," Gilliard said of his fellow
His career peaked in 2002 when
he was selected forAssistant Fire Chief.
Shortly after that, Gilliard became part
of the 4-man task force to help consoli-
date the Whiting Field and Naval Air
Station Pensacola Fire Departments.
Several speakers commented on the
difficulty of that task, but by all their
accounts his efforts were instrumental
to the success of the merger.
"Through his hard work, we
combined both fire departments into
one," Monti said. "Today we are the
standard against which other fire de-
partments are compared."
(Cont. from Page 6)
ers augmented with volunteers. Skyline is responsible for
portions of the Milton area and was the second department
to the scene. By the time they arrived, flames were already
leaping from the tops of the buildings.
Dow and Zimniak said it was the largest fire they
had seen and both responded the same to the sight.
"It's going to be a long night."
And it was. Fire teams were combating the blaze
for more than 7 hours. Hot spots were still being put out
by firefighters the next day.
Zimniac was part of the team that accessed the
Imogene Theatre. His hose team accessed the second story The nearly 100-year old Imogene Theatre is still standing thanks in part
doorway about 15-20 minutes after the initial call. He says to the efforts of Whiting Field fire station personnel and volunteers from
they caught the fire just in time. The area was filled with the base. The fire engulfed much of the block and the historic theater was
smoke, and the balcony was already in flames. Despite the one of the only building still salvageable. Photo by Bob Gibbs.
size and immense heat of the fire, his team put out the fire inside the theater and kept others from starting.
Being part of a response effort that large inspired Zimniac and it is that memory that will stay with him.
"It [the teamwork] was outstanding. With the amount of departments and firemen, it was just an amazing effort."
The same can be said of the Whiting Field team that responded to the emergency call, according to Milton Mayor
"Whiting Field was a major part of the response to the fire," Thompson said. "They have good equipment and ex-
tremely well trained people, and that's just what you would expect from Navy people and a federal installation."
Congrats to TW-5 Wingers and Scholars
First Row: Lt. Col. C. A. Stackhouse, USMC; Ens. Joseph Navarre, USN; 1st Lt. Wes Urquhart, USMC; Lt. j.g. James Slapak, USCG;
1st Lt. Benjamin Price, USMC; Lt. j.g. Veronica Robinson, USN; Lt. j.g. Chelsea Smith, USCG; Ens. John Rashap, USN; Col. Scott
Walsh, USMC. Second Row: Cmdr Christopher Heaney, USN; 1st Lt. Michael Sedrick, USMC; 1st Lt. Kristopher Hurtley, USMC;
Lt. Adam Ziegler, USCG; 1st Lt. Peter Dorn, USMC; 1st Lt. Steven Herrera, USMC; 1st Lt. Michael Burnette, Jr., USMC; Ens. Keith
Graebner, USN; 1st Lt. Scott Stafford, USMC; Ens. Dorian Belz, USN. Third Row: Lt. Col. J. R. Kennedy, USMC; Lt. j.g. Jonny
Kane, USN; 1st Lt. Federico Mendizabal, USMC; 1st Lt. George Rawson IV, USMC; 1st Lt. Ryan Morgan, USMC; 1st Lt. Andrew
Ubbelohde, USMC; 1st Lt. Wayne Gantz, USMC; RearAdm. Gary Jones, USN.
Left Photo: 2nd Lt. Grace HI Anderson, USAF; 1st Lt. Hugo A. Gonzalez, Jr., USMC; 1st Lt. Keith L. Hibbert USMC; 1st Lt. James
W. McBride, USMC; Ens. Scott E. Opheim, USCG; 2nd Lt. David L. Scott, USAF; 2nd Lt. Nathan C. Valle, USAF; and 2nd Lt. Nathan
M. Weinberg USMC stand together after receiving their Academic Achievement Awards from Training Wing-FIVE January 9. Right
Photo: 1st Lt. Corey Healey, USMC receives his Advanced Academic Achievement Award from Training Wing-FIVE Commodore
Col. Scott Walsh. Healey earned the award for his success during the academic phase of advanced flight training. U. S. Navy photos
by Marc Bizzell.