Title: Whiting tower
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098619/00021
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Title: Whiting tower
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35-58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
Publisher: Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field
Place of Publication: Milton Fla
Milton Fla
Publication Date: June 3, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Milton (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Santa Rosa County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Santa Rosa -- Milton -- Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Coordinates: 30.7125 x -87.018333 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1944?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 24 (19 May 1945).
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Volume ID: VID00021
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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What Do You Do if Notified of an Arriving Hurricane

What to Do If There Is a Hurricane
Listed below are a list of tips that can help you make
the right preparations if word comes of an impending hur-
Listen to the radio or TV for more information and
further instructions.
Secure your home by closing the storm shutters
and bringing outdoor furniture inside.
Ensure a supply of water for household purposes.
Turn your refrigerator to the coldest setting and
keep the door closed.
Turn off utilities if told to do so.
If you are told to evacuate: NEVER ignore an
evacuation order; follow the guidelines given regarding
times and routes; take only essential items and your emer-
gency kit; turn off gas, electricity and water if you have not
already done so; disconnect all appliances; make sure your
car's gas tank is full; do not walk in moving water; do not
drive in high water (As little as 6 inches can cause a stall or
loss of control) and follow the designated evacuation plan
and expect a high volume of traffic.
If you are NOT told to evacuate: stay tuned to
emergency stations on TV or radio; listen for further instruc-

tions; stay away from windows and doors by seeking shelter
in a bathroom or basement; prepare to evacuate to a shelter
or neighbor's home if your home is damaged; and do not go
outside until instructed to do so even if the storm is over and
it seems calm when the eye of the hurricane passes, it is
calm for awhile but does not remain that way.
Once you are in a safe place, muster with your
command if you are military or civilian personnel or a mem-
ber of the selective reserves.
What to Do After a Hurricane
Listen to news reports to make sure water supplies
are not contaminated.
Avoid flood waters, standing or moving, as they
may be contaminated or deeper than expected.
Beware of downed power lines.
Avoid any roads where flood waters have receded
as they may have weakened and could collapse under the
weight of a car.
Be extremely cautious when entering buildings
and homes as there may be unseen damage.
Clean and disinfect everything that was touched
by flood water, as it can contain sewage and other contami-


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News and Notes
Commissary Happenings Throughout the summer, the
commissary will hold monthly sidewalk sales with prices up to
70 percent off normal costs. this month's sale will be June 18 &
19. Products are expected to include products such as: cereals,
granola, fiber bars, box potatoes, Mexican foods, soups, sodas and
The commissary also is now stocking salds for the health concious
consumer. Ceasar, Waldorf, Garden and Chicken salads with
dressings are available.
DEFY Sign Ups For everyone's convenience, Staff and Youth
applications for the 2009 DEFY Program, as well as flyers about
the Program, are now available to download from the new NAS
Whiting Field website at: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/WhitingField/
index.htm. Please contact HM1 Clara Davis at the Branch Health
Clinic at 452-8970 ext 120 or clara.davis@med.navy.mil.
Navy College The Navy College office is now open onboard
NAS Whiting Field. They are located in the Atrium, Bldg. 1417
room 168. Their hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday with the
TA workshop held at 11 a.m.
New Hours for Troy U. As Troy University settles into their
new offices in Bldg. 1417 behind the command building, they are
also offering extended hours to serve NAS Whiting Field students.
There is a new Student Service Receptionist available to counsel
current or potential students from 10 a.m. 2 p.m Mondays through
Fridays. A Student Service Advisor will also be available Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.. Call (850) 981-0333 or email
milton@troy.edu for more details.
Embry Riddle's New Home Embry Riddle has moved to
Bldg. 1417 in Room 163, on NAS Whiting Field. Whiting office
hours are Mon. and Wed. from 9:00 am 4:00 pm.
ID Card Office Moving Postponed The NAS Whiting
Field ID Card Office in Bldg. 1401 will not be moving as sched-
uled due to difficulties with the computer systems. The office will
maintain current location until that issue can be resolved. Infor-
mation about the new moved date will be posted when the date is

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Cmdr. Mark Murray, HT-18 commanding officer, presents Letters o
Appreciation to the staff of the flightline snack bar at Whiting Field.
The snack bar will close soon due to budgetary cuts in the Morale
Welfare and Recreation Department.

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Staff Sgt. Luke Murphy presents a framed American Flag to Col.
Scott Walsh during the Esca-Rosa Independence Weekend Casualt
Evacuation Seminar at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.. Casualty
evacuations help bring injured personnel from combat areas to med
ical facilities and have saved countless lives. Many of the evacuations
are performed by helicopter pilots trained at Whiting Field. U. S.
Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Christopher Roy.
A First Class Golf Outing The 1st Annual NAS Whit-
ing Field First Class Association Golf Tournament will be held on
Friday, 5 Jun 09, at the Whiting Field Golf Course. Tee off is 9
a.m.. The event will be a 4-Man Golf Scramble $120.00/Team or
$30.00/Person. Mulligans are 3 for $5.00. Tee-busters cost $3.00
each. Fee includes green fees, cart, and door prizes. Prizes will
be awarded to the Top 3 Teams, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin.
Support your troops! Contact ABH1(AW) Velasco/ABH1(AW/
SW) Johnson at 623-7220/7661 and AC1 Gregory at 623-7371 for
reservations. Prepay or pay the day of the tournament.
Shutting Down the Pumps The Navy Exchange will turn
off the fuel pumps beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 5. They will
be remain inoperable through Wed, 10 Jun. McKinney Petro will
be here on the morning of Mon, 8 Jun, to start installation of the
dispensers. Barring any unforeseen problems, the pumps will re-
open for business as usual Thurs, 11 June. Contact Linda Larra-
bee, NEX General Manager, at 850-623-0118 with any questions.
Farmers' Market The Riverwalk Farmers' Market will be
held behind the Santa Rosa County Courthouse Thursdays, Sat-
urdays and Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The event is on N.
Willing St. in Milton and artists and crafters may purchase one-day
slots for $10. Call 626-6246 or visit 222.mainstreetmilton.org for
Bands on the Beach A Touch of Gray will be performing
Tuesday June 9 at the Gulfside Pavillion on Casino Beach from 7
to 9 p.m. Enjoy the 60s and 70s hits on beautiful Pensacol Beach.
The outdoor concert is free and the series continues though the end
of September. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 932-2257 for
Zoo Tots The Zoo Northwest Florida on Gulf Breeze Parkway
offers a train ride, story time and animal encounters for children
5 and under Tuesdays. Punch cards for eight visits are $40 for
adultwith toddler, and $7 for individual sessions. Call 932-2229
for more information.

Fleet and Family Support Center Classes
Welcome to Whiting! Every Thursday 1000 1200
If you are new to NAS Whiting Field or just want to learn more about the Milton Pensacola area, this class is for you! Come find
out about MWR and other recreational facilities, hurricane preparedness, the FFSC and other support services available! Children are
welcome and this is a great opportunity to meet new friends! Join us at the Whiting Pines Community Center any Thursday or call the
FFSC at 623-7177 for more information.
VA Appointments (Call to schedule) -Friday, June 5, 0800 1200 & Friday, June 19, 0800 1200
Time Management Wednesday, June 3, 1300 1400
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.
Pick a Partner Session 1: Monday, June 8, 1800 2000 Session 2: Monday, June 15, 1800 2000
Learn about the warning signs of a difficult partner, relationship skills essential for a healthy relationship, five key areas that you need to
explore during the dating process, the difference between "acting like a jerk" and "being a jerk", and how to follow your heart without
losing your mind. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Financial Planning for Deployment Tuesday, June 9, 0900 1100
The purpose of this program is to raise or refresh our financial awareness in order to decrease the financial stress of deployment. For
more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
The Federal Application Process Monday, June 15, 0800 1000
"Is it worth your while to invest your time and effort in searching and applying for a Federal Job?" If your answer is "yes", then you
need to attend this class in order to learn how to prepare the best application possible. You will learn how to read an announcement,
analyze core competencies for language, analyze vacancy listings for keywords, and how to apply for jobs. Class will be held at the
FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.

BBB Urges Preparation for Hurricane Season

Pensacola, Fla. (May 27, 2009) The month of June marks
the beginning of hurricane season. In living on the Gulf
Coast, your family should be prepared in the case a hurri-
cane should strike.
"Having a plan for hurricane season is a must this
time of year," said Norman Wright, president and CEO of
your BBB serving northwest Florida. "You always want to
be prepared. The last thing you want to do is wait until the
last minute to make a plan for your family."
To help prepare your family before an actual storm
threatens the area, your BBB offers advice:
Make a checklist of supplies. You always want to
have essential supplies on hand in case you are unable to
leave your home or are without power for a few days such
as flashlights, batteries, battery-operated radio, first aid kit,
water, etc.
Plan an evacuation route. Contact the local emer-
gency management office or American Red Cross chapter,
and ask for the community hurricane preparedness plan.
This plan should include information on the safest evacua-
tion routes and nearby shelters. Learn safe routes inland. Be
ready to drive 20 to 50 miles inland to locate a safe place.

Make sure that all family members know how to
respond after a hurricane. Teach family members how and
when to turn off gas, electricity, and water. Teach children
how and when to call 9-1-1, police, or fire department and
which radio station to tune to for emergency information.
Protect your windows. Permanent shutters are the
best protection. A lower-cost approach is to put up plywood
panels. Use 1/2 inch plywood-marine plywood is best-
cut to fit each window. Remember to mark which board fits
which window. Pre-drill holes every 18 inches for screws.
Do this long before the storm.
Clear debris. Trim back dead or weak branches from
Consider flood insurance. Check into flood insur-
ance. You can find out about the National Flood Insurance
Program through your local insurance agent or emergency
management office. There is normally a 30-day waiting pe-
riod before a new policy becomes effective. Homeowners'
policies do not cover damage from the flooding that accom-
panies a hurricane.
For additional information on hurricane prepared-
ness and advice you can trust, start with bbb.org.

Preparedness Plan
(Cont. from Page 1)
Create a sheet or card with all the phone numbers
and information every individual in the family may need,
and make sure every member of the family has a copy of the
communications plan.
Be aware that in the event of an emergency, phone
lines and cell phone towers may be out. It may be necessary
to have contingency plan for reaching
One of the most important tools you and your fam-
ily can have to protect yourself in possible emergencies is a
family preparedness plan. It is important that you plan ahead
as a family for all types of emergencies and responses. Ev-
eryone in the family should understand what to do, where to
go, and what to take in the event of an emergency.
Be Informed
Find out what disasters are most likely to happen
in your area and the history of their occurrence.
Stay informed of any specific instructions or in-
formation you may need to know regarding these specific
Make an Evacuation Plan
As a family, discuss where you will go in the event
of an emergency.
Discuss where your children will go if they are in
school at the time of the emergency, and make sure they un-
derstand where you will intend to be.
Be aware that in the event of an emergency, phone
lines and cell phone towers may be out. It may be necessary
to have a contingency plan for reaching each other. Consider
using text messaging if normal communication options are


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Topics found on the page include:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
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Immunization benefits under TRICARE Prime
Types of vaccinations covered
Where to obtain a vaccine
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click on the Immunizations link.

Members of the Blue Anges support team help offload emergency
supplies after a storm. However, a well-thought out preparedness
plan can reduce the need for emergency assistance later. U. S. Navy
file photo.
not available.
Make a Family Communications Plan
Create a comprehensive plan as a family for com-
municating in the event that you are separated during an
Create a sheet or card with all the phone numbers
and information every individual in the family may need,
and make sure every member of the family has a copy of the
communications plan.
Be aware that in the event of an emergency, phone
lines and cell phone towers may be out. It may be necessary
to have contingency plan for reaching each other.
File a copy of emergency contact information with
the command ombudsman and the command. Place this form
in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal. This
will be opened only in case of emergency.
Establish an in-case-of-emergency (ICE) name and
number that everyone in your family has a copy.
Save the ICE information in everyone's cell
Practice Your Plan
Set up practice evacuations or shelter-in-place
drills for your family to ensure everyone knows what to do
and where to go in the event of an emergency.
Keep your emergency supply kit up to date, replac-
ing water and perishables periodically. Make sure everyone
knows where it is and to take it when sheltering or evacuat-
Check your smoke alarms regularly.
After a Declared Emergency
After a declared emergency, register your needs with
the Navy through the Navy Family Accountability and As-
sessment System (NFAAS) at https://www.navyfamily.navy.
mil or call 1-877-414-5358 or 1-866-297-1971 (TDD).

Taking Care of Your Important Records Can Ease Your Mind
To ensure that you are protected after an
emergency, it is necessary to protect and preserve
your family's valuable financial and insurance re- I
cords. During the excitement of an emergency situ-
ation, it is easy to forget about protecting impor-
tant records. Instead, prepare for such an event by
making sure these records are already part of your
emergency kit.
Important Records
* Personal:
Military ID cards
Birth certificate / Social Security Cards / Pass-
ports ,w
Marriage licenses and divorce records
Citizenship papers
Medical records
Vehicle registration/ownership records
Power(s) of attorney and wills
* Financial
Tax returns and property tax statement
Bank or credit union / Credit or debit card state- Damage to structures, like this building destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, from hur-
ments ricanes can ruin or remove your important documents. Ensure you take proper
care of them before a storm strikes. U. S. Navy file photo.
Retirement and Investment accounts
All income records (including government benefits, child support, and alimony)
Mortgage statement or lease and other bills
* Insurance
Health insurance card and your insurance statements (property, rental, auto and life)
Preparing your Records for an Emergency
Make sure you have dated copies of all important personal, financial, and insurance records.
If possible, make electronic copies and store them on a disk to be placed in your emergency kit.
Place important records in a waterproof/fireproof container to be taken with you in case of an emergency.

Pets Are Family Members Too Keep Them Safe As Well

When preparing for an emergency, be sure to include
arrangements for your pets. Your emergency preparedness
kit should contain provisions for your pets. Know in advance
how you will handle your pets if you need to evacuate. If you
must leave them behind, make sure they have access to food,
water, and shelter.
Preparing to Take Your Pets
Add pet supplies to your emergency supplies, in-
cluding but not limited to food, a strong leash, a carrier, and
veterinary records.
Make sure your pet's identification tags are up to
date and secured on its collar.
What to Do With Your Pet During an Emergency
Bring pets inside immediately. Many times pets
run away when they sense danger. Never leave them tied up
If you are told to evacuate and you can bring your
pets: take enough supplies and food for at least three days,
make sure the carrier is secure, be responsible for your pets
by cleaning up after them and making sure they are not caus-

problems, understand that many shelters do not allow pets
and you may have to board your pet or place it in a shelter
prepared for evacuated pets.
If you are told to evacuate and are ordered not to
bring your pets: bring your pet inside never leave your pet
outside during an emergency, leave plenty of food and water,
take the toilet seat off and brace the bathroom door so they
can drink, place a notice on your door that your pet is inside
- include your name and phone number,
What to Do with Your Pet After an Emergency
Keep close contact with your pet to make it feel
Keep your pet on a leash when possible so it stays
with you.
Understand that your pet may have some behav-
ioral changes because of trauma.
Be responsible for your pet at all times by cleaning
up after it and keeping it away from others.

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