Title: Whiting tower
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Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
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Vol. 65 No. 9 Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whiting Field Celebrates African-American History
By Jay Cope, NAS Whiting Field you stop living. There is no hope. We
Public Affairs must appreciate and understand the dif-
"Realizing the Dream" was a ferences in all of us. Individuals must
vibrant theme during the Naval Air Sta- rise above the concerns of individuals
tion Whiting Field African-American and must have broad concerns for our
History Month celebration, Wednesday brothers and sisters regardless of col-
Feb. 25 at the base's Wing's Club. The or."

Keverena r reaerlcK mitn speaKS to tne
audience gathered for the base's African-
American Heritage celebration. Smith spoke
of the lengths that we have come as a nation,
but reminded the audience that there is still
a long way to go before Dr. Martin Luther
King's dream is realized. U. S. Navy photo
by Jay Cope.

Troy U Begins Classes
University will
begin teach-
ing courses at
Whiting Field
during the
Spring Term.
American National Government, Orga-
nizational Behavior, and U. S. History to
1877 will be offered.
Classes will be taught via VTC,
however future classes may be taught live
if class sizes will support. Troy Univer-
sity requires at least 10 students registered
to bring an instructor on-site. The Spring
classes will be taught in Bldg. 1471(old
Ops bldg) but will move to the new Atrium
Bldg once it is complete.
If you have never utilized Tuition
Assistance (TA), you will need to have a TA
brief prior to it being approved. Registra-
tion is in progress and classes begin March
16. Call 981-0333 for more information.

event celebrated the memory of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as the
work of other black Americans who
have furthered the Civil Rights cause.
More than 100 people gathered
together for lunch to hear Reverend
Frederick Smith speak about King's
dream and where we still need to go.
"In 1963, Martin Luther King
gave us the dream. He spoke about
brighter days ahead. He dreamed of
something possible even though he
couldn't see it, he still believed it," said

Capt. Enrique Sadsad, Com-
manding Officer ofNAS Whiting Field
offered the opening remarks and wel-
come to the guests as well as empha-
sizing the importance of these events.
"This event is a milestone for
me as commanding officer. We need
to remember and cherish what people
have done to get us here today as a na-
tion," said Sadsad.
Smith spoke to that past by
reminding the audience of Whiting
Field's own segregated past. A time,

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Student's Heroic Actions Save a Life
Dunn Awarded Commendation Medal
One of the most horrifying scenarios
someone could imagine on a Saturday after-
noon at the shooting range is a worried in-
dividual asking if there is a doctor present,
however, that is what Ens. Patrick Dunn dealt
with during his trip to the range and his ac-
tions saved the life of the injured man earning
him the Navy and Marine Corps Commenda-
tion Medal.
Col. John S. Walsh, Training Wing
Five Commander presented the medal to o. cott a s omman er raining Air
Dunn Jan. 23, 2009. The award cited his ini- Wing FIVE presents the Navy and Marine
tiative and selfless heroic actions in prevent- Corps Commendation Medal to Ens. Patrick
ing the loss of life, thereby reflecting credit Dunn for his lifesaving actions Nov. 22, 2009.
upon himself and upholding the highest tradi- Photo courtesy of Training Air Wing FIVE.
tions of the United States Naval Service. With the man now recovering from the Nov 22
incident, Dunn's actions turned a tragedy into a story of heroism.
Dunn and several friends were shooting at the local Escambia River Muzzleload-
er Range when an individual ran over and asked if there was a doctor present. Identifying
himself as an EMT, Dunn rushed to the scene to discover a middle-aged man rolling back
and forth on the ground. The man had been accidentally shot through the back and was in
(Cont. on Page 7)

From the College Advancement Points
Still Available to Sailors
C ap tain 's Chair: By Susan Lawson, Center for Personal and Professional De-
A velopment Public Affairs
We just recently observedvelopment Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy's efforts to attract,
Military Saves Week here at NAS recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women ranks
Whiting Field, and I hope many of high among its strategic initiatives, and key among those is edu-
you took the opportunity to speak cation.
S with Eugene Jackson, our Fleet Sailors with college degrees from accredited institu-
and Family Support Center Finan- tions were eligible, beginning in August 2008, to submit their
cial Educator as he set up camp at academic transcripts to the Navy College Office for an increase
in advancement points.
various areas around the base with a
"Navy leaders have long recognized that a strong edu-
literature about the campaign. cational foundation enhances a Sailor's technical skills, leader-
While the annual observance ship traits, critical thinking skills, and their ability to adapt and
of Military Saves Week is over, it overcome the ever-present challenges associated with work-
Capt. Enrique Sadsad is really a year-long effort to en- ing in the dynamic maritime environment. The recent changes
NAS Whiting Field courage all the members of our in advancement policy sets the correct tone for Sailors to Stay
Commanding Officer to save for their futures. Navy and continue their education," Master Chief(SW) Gretchen
Boals, command master chief at the Center for Personal and Pro-
The secret to long-term financial fitness lies in setting aside fe al Development (CPPD).
fessional Development (CPPD).
something for your future every month. In November 2007, the Chief of Naval Personnel re-
Americans as a whole have been very poor savers leased Naval Administration (NAVADMIN) message 301/07,
during the past few years. Various reports show that we had which stated enlisted Sailors preparing for advancement to pay
a negative savings rate in 2005 and 2006, meaning we spent grades E-4 through E-6 will now be awarded two points for an
more than we earned. That's the first time that had happened accredited associate's degree and four points for an accredited
since the early part of the Great Depression. Back then, it baccalaureate degree or higher.
c. Sailors preparing for advancement to chief petty officer
was a necessary evil to purchase items required to survive. are also eligible to receive advancement points based on the same
Three and four years ago, that was certainly not the case. (Cont. on Page 5)
Wealth and income are not the same things. People FELLOW EMPLOYEES NEED HELP
who have modest incomes are certainly capable of acquiring Ms. Eva Leatherwood, Equal Employment
wealth in the hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars Specialist at CNRSE FDD Pensacola office, has been
simply by living within their means and maintaining a dedi- approved for the Leave Recipient Program. Leath-
cated savings program. *
coated savings program, erwood will be required to be out of work until ap-
There is help out there. Fleet and Family holds class- p and h e a o r
proximately April 6, 2009 and has exhausted all of her
es year round on various programs to help educate our team lea
about living financially fit. Eugene is a resource you can tap le
as are the command financial specialists. This is not about Ms. Erica Milton, Program Analyst of CNRSE
telling you how or on what to spend your hard-earned money, Family Readiness Program at NAS Jacksonville, has
but about giving you the tools to keep that money to invest in been approved for the Leave Recipient Program. Ms.
your future. Milton will be required to be out of work for approxi-
As Undersecretary of Defense Dr. David S. Chu mately six to eight weeks and will exhaust all of her
wrote, "We know that financial readiness affects military leave very
readiness by reducing stress that can distract from the mis- soon.
sion. Military Saves supports our troops and their families Anyone wishing to donate annual leave under
by involving all levels of leadership in an intentional, sus- this program may contact Jim Harbaugh at CNRSE
tained effort to create a culture that encourages our members DSN 942-0041, or Commercial (904)542-0041.
to save and build wealth and avoid the downward spiral of Thank you for your participation.
debt." The following forms would need to be com-
We are here to help. Call FFSC at 623-7177 if you pleted by the donor OPM 630-A Inside Agency
have questions or need help taking that first step toward a (Anyone employed in Department of Navy) or OPM
sounder financial future. 630-B Outside Agency (Employed other than Depart-
ment of Navy).

News and Notes
Cockpit Demonstration Lockheed Martin's F-35 Light-
ning II Cockpit Demonstrator will be available for military per-
sonnel from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 9, and from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Sikes Hall (Bldg 2957), located
at 7426 USS Lexington Circle onboard Naval Air Station Whiting
Field. Attendees will receive an overview of the F-35 Lightning II,
followed by an opportunity to view or "fly" the demonstrator.
Advancement Exams The Navy advancement exams for
E4, E5 and E6 candidates will occur on the following schedule:
E6 Mar. 5; E5 Mar. 12; and E4 Mar. 19. The E4 and E6 tests
will be held in the Wings Club Ballroom while the E5 exam will
happen in Sikes Hall. All participants must have the uniform of
the day on with their military ID card. No cell phones or watches
are allowed during the examination.
Disney for the Troops Disney parks celebrate the U. S. mili-
tary with free multi-day admisions to theme parks in 2009. Disney
is granting active duty, reserve members on active duty, and mili-
tary retirees a free five-day hopper pass. This includes members of
the U. S. Coast Guard and National Guard. Eligible patrons may
also purchase up to five additional five-day (non-hopper) passes
for $99 each. Tickets are valid up through June 12 for the Califor-
nia park and until Dec. 23 for the Florida parks. See www.disney-
world.com/military or your ITT office for more information.
Riverwalk Arts Festival Historic Downtown Milton will
host the 21st Annual Riverwalk Arts Festival March 14-15 from 10
a.m. 5 p.m.. The event will feature fine art, folk art, multi-cultur-
al music, and other entertainment. There will also be festival foods
and childrens games. The event is sponsored by the Santa Rosa
Arts and Culture foundation in partnership with the City of Milton.
Call 850-623-8493 or 3117 or see www.sracf.org for details.
Bonnie Raitt in Concert Tickets are on sale now for Bonnie
Raitt's concert at the Pensacola Civic Center. Originally scheduled
for performance at the Saenger Theatre, the March 11 concert was
moved in case the Theatre renovations were not completed. Tick-
ets already purchased for the Saenger Theatre may be exchanged
at the Civic Center Box Office if purchased from a Ticketmaster

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SKC Kenneth Negron repeats the oath of enlistment Tuesday, Feb
24 at the CNATT Detachment Milton onboard NAS Whiting Field.
Negron reenlisted for four years and is scheduled to go on an IA in
March of this year. Photo courtesy of CNATT Det. Milton.

Training Air Wing FIVE Commodore Col. Scott Walsh presented 25
year Length of Service Awards to Amy Romero, Marsha McKinley,
and David Gagnon recently at the CTW-5 headquarters bldg. Photo
courtesy of Training Air Wing FIVE
outlet or at the Saenger Theatre Box Office. Tickets purchased on-
line may be exchanged by calling Ticketmaster at 800-653-8000.
March Badness Tickets are on sale for the fight card featur-
ing Roy Jones, Jr. March 21 at the Pensacola Civic Center. Jones
will square off against Light Heavyweight contender Omar Sheika.
IBF number 2 Cruiserweight B. J. Flores will be featured on the
card along with three Mixed Martial Arts contests. Tickets range
from $28 to $128 and are available at all Ticketmaster locations
and the Pensacola Civic Center Box Office.
Military Discount Recanati's Italian Restaurant's two loca-
tions, on Avalon Highway and Berryhill Road, now offers anyone
with a military ID a 10 percent discount on foods purchased. All
items delivered to the base will receive the same discount with a
$10 minimum purchase. Call 850-626-2778 for information.
Fishin' With a Mission The United Way of Santa Rosa
County will host their "Fishin' With a Mission" bass tournament
and family festival April 11 at Carpenter's Park. Registration be-
gins Feb. 17 at the United Way offices at 6576 Caroline St or 6479
Highway 90 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Top prize is anticipated to be $3,000. Call 623-4507 or check out
bassfishing@unitedwaysrc.org. Rusty Whitfield will be the pre-
miere performer for the family day at the park.
Youth Soccer and Baseball Registrations are being taken
at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Youth Center until March 15
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bldg 3690 for youth Spring Soccer
and Baseball. Cost is $40 per child which includes shirt, shorts
and socks for soccer and shirt, hat and socks for baseball. Soccer
will have four divisions for ages 4 to 15 while baseball will have
three groups for children between the ages of 4 and 11. For more
information call 452-3810 or 452-2417.
On Golden Pond The play, "On Golden Pond," made fa-
mous by the movie with Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, will
be presented by the Panhandle Community Theatre March 26, 27
and 28 at the Milton High School auditorium. Cost is $12 with a
portion of the proceeds to be presented to the Pace H. S. and Mil-
ton H. S. drama departments. The play is a fun, sentimental look at
growing older and the importance of family. Call (850) 450-2566
to make reservations or for more details.

Fleet and Family Support Center Classes

Raising Financially Fit Kids Tuesday, March 10, from 10 am 12 noon
Every parent desires to raise children who are healthy, happy, and capable of managing life as an adult in an increasingly complex world.
This complex world includes the world of money. Most children learn from a variety of places, but studies show that the single most
important place where children learn about money is in the home and the most important teachers are their parents. Attend this class to
learn techniques to raise Financially Fit Kids. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Time Management Wednesday, March 11, from 1:00 2:00 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.
Job Search Strategies Monday, March 16, from 8:00 10:00 am
Are you new to the area and having a hard time finding employment in this tough economy? In this informative class, we will give
you several techniques and resources that will help you with your job. Bring a copy of your resume if you would like our Work and
Family Life Staff to review it after the class.
Anger Management Wednesday, March 18, from 1:-00 2:00 pm
Is anger affecting your health, your relationships or your work performance? Learn to understand the causes and effects of unhealthy
anger and how to express and release that anger in a healthy way! Class will be held at the FFSC conference room. For more informa-
tion, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Your Insurance Needs Thursday, March 19, from 1:00 3:00 pm
A 60 90 minute interactive program suitable for all audiences, designed to develop knowledge and skills that will enable participants
to make informed consumer decisions on the basic types of insurance, and to determine their personal need for life insurance. Class
will be held in the FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.

Navy Solicits "Spirit of Hope" Award Nominations

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy is
looking for an individual or organization
that embodies the core values of the men
and women of the military: duty, honor,
courage, loyalty, commitment, and integ-
rity for nomination for the Spirit of Hope
Since 2005, the Navy has nomi-
nated one outstanding individual or support
organization that epitomizes the values of
the late Bob Hope to receive the distin-
guished Spirit of Hope Award.
"The individual or organization
nominated must have contributed selflessly
to the improvement of Sailors' quality of
life for an extended period of time," said
Millie King, program analyst, Personal
Readiness and Community Support Branch,
Chief of Naval Personnel who is coordinat-
ing Navy's nominations. "Nominations
should describe extraordinary achievement

and contributions during 2008."
Originally commissioned by the
USO, the Spirit of Hope Award was inspired
by Bob Hope's dedication to the men and
women of the United States Armed Forces.
Since 1997, the award has been formally
presented by the Wiegand Foundation, Inc.
in an annual ceremony held in the Wash-
ington area. The Spirit of Hope Award is
open to active duty, Reserve, veteran and
civilian Navy employees or organizations.
Members of the civilian community or
nongovernmental organizations supporting
the Navy and embodying Navy core values
are also eligible.
James H. Gaff, Jr., a World War
II Normandy invasion Navy landing craft
coxswain, was the Navy's first nominee and
recipient of the award in 2005. Gaff spent a
lifetime working with the Navy League in
Florida to make it a model organization.
The Navy's most recent recipi-
ent for 2007 was Chief Aviation Support

Equipment Technician Giovanni D. Balin-
git nominated by Fleet Readiness Center
Southwest. He was recognized for his coor-
dination of numerous volunteer efforts and
the countless community service hours he
has dedicated throughout his Navy career,
significantly contributing to Sailor's qual-
ity of life.
"These individuals followed in
the footsteps of Mr. Hope's service to the
spiritual, social, welfare, education, and
entertainment needs of our Sailors," said
Nomination packages for the 2008
award must be submitted by commands
no later than April 30 to Deputy Chief of
Naval Operations (Manpower, Person-
nel, Training and Education) through
OPNAV 135D. Detailed information can
be found in NAVADMIN 032/09 or vis-
iting www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSup-

Advancement Points
(Cont. from page 2)
point structure as E-4-E-6 paygrades, while Sailors preparing for E-7
through E-9 selection boards will be given favorable consideration for
their academic degrees based on the recent updates to selection board
guidelines. Both prior service and in-service degrees are recognized,
and similar to awards, academic degrees count for multiple advance-
ment cycles.
During the first cycle to award education points, September
2008, Navy enlisted force stabilization officials noted a slightly larger
impact during the advancement cycle than they had anticipated. Of the
89,210 test takers, 2,264 reported a post-secondary degree. The
tally surpassed the projected number of degrees reported for the ad-
vancement cycle by 731.
There were 21,663 Sailors advanced during the fall 2008 cycle,
and from that number, 766 held a college degree. Of those with degrees,
33.8 percent advanced, 33.2 percent would have advanced regardless of
education points, and 8 percent would not have advanced if it were not
for education points.
"Here at CPPD, we support the learning and development
needs of all Sailors, which is why we are thrilled that E3-E5 Sailors
are now being recognized and promoted for both their professional and
academic successes," said Boals.
"CPPD is committed to offering academic support in the format
that best meets the needs of the Sailor through counseling and academic
advisement, the Navy's College Program for Afloat College Education,
Tuition Assistance, and the College Level Examination Program, among
others. Before even considering an academic program, every Sailor's
first stop must be their local Navy College office," said Boals.
CPPD and the Navy College Program are responsible for a va-
riety of education programs, including but not limited to the administra-
tion of the 52 Navy College offices located around the world, as well as
the operations of the Navy College Program for Afloat College Educa-
tion, Academic Skills Testing, and United States Military Apprentice-
ship Program.
Sailors interested in starting on a degree can start by visiting
the Navy College Web site at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil.

Acadia Mill to Hold Open House
West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. is happy to
announce that the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, located
in Milton, Florida, will be hosting its annual open house
event on Saturday March 7th, 2009 from 10:00 am until
4:00 pm.
The public is invited to attend this free event show-
casing the history and archaeology of Arcadia Mill's sig-
nificant past as well as the culture of Northwest Florida.
Guided tours of the site and educational activities for both
adults and children will be provided by the Arcadia Mill
Staff throughout the day.
In addition, visitors will be able to see a number of
local heritage crafters, artists, living historians, re-enactors,
and musicians demonstrating their crafts and skills. The
event is free and open to the public and is part of West Flor-
ida Historic Preservation, Inc. and the University of West
Florida's celebration of Florida Archaeology Month.
For more information, please call 626-3084.



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FFSC to Host TSP Seminar
Military and civilian personnel have an ex-
citing opportunity to learn more about the Thrift
Savings Plan (TSP) and its benefits from an ex-
pert in the program.
Paula Gradwell, TSP Program Liaison
Specialist from the TSP National Office in Wash-
ington, DC., will be here at Naval Air Station
Whiting Field on March 10, 2009 from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. at the Hall of Heroes (Base Auditorium) to
present a Thrift Saving Plan Seminar to those who
are interested. She will be discussing the follow-
ing topics: Increasing awareness and participa-
tion, Participation Rates, What is the TSP, TSP
Benefits, Contribution Rules, Investment options,
Distribution Rules, Loan program, In-service
withdrawals, Post-service withdrawals, and Death
The TSP is a retirement savings plan for
civilians who are employed by the United States
Government and members of the uniformed ser-
vices. Additional information about the program
is available through the FFSC or online at www.
Please call the Fleet & Family Support
Center at 623-7177 if you plan to attend or need
more information.

African-American History
(Cont. from Page 1)
he said, when blacks and whites were separated in quarters,
facilities, and even in use of a pool when black Sailors could
only use the pool on certain days and then it would have to
be drained and cleaned.
"We've come a long way," he stated, "but we still
have a long way to go."
For Aviation Boatswain's Mate First Class Brad-
ley Johnson, who coordinated the event, Smith's words
"hit home," and encouraged him to pursue other heritage
"I liked the way he broke down the dream. I am
really looking forward now to taking on another project like
this to learn something else new about another culture."
Smith's associations are representative of his pas-
sion for the Civil Rights cause. Following his 22-year Army
career, he returned to Pensacola. He is an active and Life-
Subscribing member of the NAACP and served as the first
vice-president of the Santa Rosa branch. He and his wife
perform mission work in Sumter, Miss., he is the director of
vacation bible school for the African-American Santa Rosa
county Fellowship of Churches and an Interim Pastor of
Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church.
The program for the event highlighted the achieve-
ments of modem African-Americans such as Tiger Woods,
Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Lawrence, and of
course President Barack Obama. Smith repeated that the na-
tion has advanced significantly in integrating African-Amer-

Members of the Pace High School Band provide the musical entertain-
ment during the lunch portion of the Naval Air Station Whiting Field
African-American Heritage event. U. S. Navy photo by Jay Cope.
icans since the 1960's.
"Yes, we walk hand in hand daily," he said. But then
he advised the audience to look around the churches during
services. "The most segregated day of the week is on Sun-
So Smith offered a charge to the guests. Don't
"There is no option to quit. We have come too far to
give up. You will go through heartache, but you can never
give up. It robs us of our future. Each one of us has an im-
portant part to play in realizing the dream."

FFSC Holds Naming Contest

Newsletter to Receive New Moniker
The Naval Air Station Whiting
Field's Fleet and Family Support Center is

looking for a few good names. The center
would like to rename their newsletter and
they are asking your help.
Submit your great idea along with
your contact information to the FFSC in per-
son; e-mail to shelley.lutz.ctr@navy.mil; or
enter by Phone at (850) 623-7177 by March
16, 2009.
The winning submission will re-
ceive: dinner for two ($40 voucher) at Tex-
as Roadhouse or Chili's (winner's choice);
plus: one free round of golf and golf cart;
three free games of bowling and one pair
rental shoes; one free lunch at Wings Club;
and one free day of pontoon boat rental cour-
tesy ofNASWF MWR facilities.
The winner will be announced
March 20.

Dunn's Lifesaving Actions
(Cont. from Page 1)
need of immediate medicarattention.
"I just went into autopilot," he said about when he initially saw the wounded
man. "I didn't panic I just knew I could help him and so I just got to work."
Dunn took command of the situation and started directing people to do several
tasks all while calmly assessing the situation of the victim. He sent one person to
retrieve the medical kit from his car and had another person call 911. After direct-
ing the increasingly large crowd to step back he took vitals and found the entrance
wound while relaying information to the 911 operator. With the information that
Dunn was giving the operator they made the decision to send the Life Flight helicop-
ter due to the severity of the injuries.
"I was most concerned with what little amount of blood was coming out of
the wounds. It meant that he [the victim] had internal injuries causing the blood to
flow into his abdomen. That was why we made the decision to get the helicopter."
Dunn soon found the exit wound and continued to further stabilized the accident
victim by applying compression to both wounds to stop what little bleeding was oc-
curring. He continued to monitor the victim's vitals and treat him for shock as best
he could given the environment and equipment present.
Once local emergency medical services arrived Dunn conducted a detailed
turnover and even with professional medical services on the scene Dunn continued
to assist in the treatment of the victim.
"Absolutely extraordinary! He was professional and calm to an unexpected
event," noted 2nd Lt. R.R. Morrison an onlooker to the event. "It was a surreal ex-
perience. He had plenty of preparation from his prior experience as an EMT and he
reverted back to that mode."


VT-3 Sponsoring NMCRS 5K Fun Run

Training Squadron THREE (VT-3) will hold a 5K run/walk Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. to benefit the Navy &
Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive.
Check-in for the event will start at 8:15 a.m. at the soccer complex onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The
event is open to all persons who have authorized Whiting Field base access. Entry fee is $15.00 minimum donation per
person. Trophies will be presented to the 1st place win-
ners from each age group: under 18, 18-30 and 30+. Wallrt
Water bottles and t-shirts will be provided to the first An artist from Training
200 participants. Squadron TWO works on
Transportation can be arranged for those travel- their squadron logo on the
ing from NAS Pensacola/Corry Station to NAS Whit- wall at the Naval Air Sta-
ing Field. +ti;n Wfhitin; +; l, hF i Ald

This will be a family event with a hamburgers/
hot dog cookout immediately following the race/walk.
Air jumpers will be set up for the kids to enjoy.
Donations to Navy & Marine Corps Relief
Society are used to provide interest-free loans and/or
grants to service members (active and retired) and their
families when in financial need or faced with an emer-
gency situation.
For additional information, please contact Ms.
Krystal Herrera, Chair of Marketing, NMCRS via her
email at krystal.herrera@nmcrs.org, or by phone 850-

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ing alley. Each squadron
has completed painting
their logo in the facility
and they are ready to be
viewed if you haven't been
there already. Even if you
don't bowl, the center is
open for lunch every Fri-
day afternoon. U. S. Navy
photo by Jay Cope.

2009 Soccer


WOE Lal WI. %
8 1 .889
5 4 ,556
3 5 389
1 7 .167

Captian's Cup Basketball 2000


WOn Loal Win %
8 0 1-000
5 3 .625
5 3 .625
5 3 .625
4 4 .500
4 4 .500
3 5 .375
1 7 .125
1 7 .125

Won 3
Lost 3
Won 1
Lost 2

wort a
Lot 12
Lost 1
WLas 1
Wor 1

Won 1

wort I
Lost 7





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