Title: Whiting tower
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Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
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Publication Date: August 26, 2009
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Vol. 65 No. 34 Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Youths Learn About Police Work at NAS Whiting Field
By Jay Cope, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Wearing police vests and blue "Police Explorer" tee-
shirts, 13 kids were all smiles as they learned about the duties
and responsibilities of security officers at Naval Air Station
Whiting Field. The youths were able to observe and take part
in educational demonstrations from Aug. 19-21.
"The purpose of the NASWF Police Youth Explorer
program is to help youngsters who may be interested in po-
lice work understand the differences between the real world
law enforcement mission and what they may see on TV," a
Navy Lt. Robin Brooks said. "Our program breaks down ste-
reotypes and myths and highlights the fact that most people
become police officers because they want to help people."
Throughout the 3 day program explorers get hands
on opportunities to experience the various facets of police
work. Security technologies, police gear and equipment use, MA1 Russell Nunn shows the Police Explorer youths how to dust
emergency operations, fire arms safety and first aid are all for fingerprints while they investigate "the case of the missing can-
subjects that get explored. In between lessons Police Offi- dy bars." The class on crime scene investigating was just one of the
cers share stories and experiences they have had throughout many classes the kids attended during the program. The goal of the
their careers in law enforcementclasses were to teach children respect for and remove the apprehen-
sion from the jobs that policemen do every day. The three day course

(Cont. on Page 2) ran from Aug. 19-21. U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope.

Fleet and Family Job Fair Sets Record Attendance
By Jay Cope, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
More than 1,200 people packed Naval Air Station
Whiting Field's Sikes Hall Aug. 20 as they searched for job
opportunities during the base's 20th annual job fair.
Sixty employers set up booths for the event which is
hosted by Whiting Field's Fleet and Family Support Center
(FFSC). It is free to both employers and job seekers and is
always a popular venue. The event usually draws more than
800 guests to the base and approximately 70 vendors.
The number of job seekers this year was the most
FFSC has ever had and likely the result of the current eco-
nomic climate. Still, this is one of the region's favorite job
fairs with employers. Some of its popularity has to do with
the spacious location, room for filling out resumes, areas for
Naval Air Station Whiting Field's Sikes Hall is full of job seekers talk- on the spot interviews, and the abundance of military related
ing to prospective employers and searching for information about job seekers.
available jobs Aug. 20. Fleet and Family Support Center's 20th An- "Everything is done well each time we attend," said
nual Job Fair brought in more than 1,200 people from around the Sharon Williams of Landrum Staffing. "This is the only job
area. It was by far the largest job fair the base has hosted to date. fair Landrum has participated in during the past year due to
The event was free and open to the public. Photo courtesy of FFSC. (Cont. on Page 4)

Sailors May See Compressed PCS Moves

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard, Naval
Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The chief of naval personnel (CNP) released an
update in NAVADMIN 236/09 on permanent change of station (PCS) orders indicat-
ing that some Sailors set to move in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 (FY10) will
receive their orders after Oct. 1.
The recent supplemental funding from Congress allowed Navy Personnel
Command (NPC) to resume normal order writing for the fourth quarter this fiscal
year. This followed a temporary hold initiated in April.
"Using the prioritization strategy developed in Millington, we mitigated the
impact of the initial PCS shortfall and were largely successful in minimizing the
impacts on Sailors and their families," said Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander NPC
and deputy CNP "One of the mitigation actions was to shift a number of projected
rotation dates (PRDs) to FY10."
Although funds were restored for those receiving orders through September,
the majority of PRDs that were shifted to FY10 will remain adjusted.
Current funding levels support all identified fourth quarter FY09 moves.
However, a PCS obligation policy change that went into effect earlier this year means
that PCS funds must be obligated when orders are released, instead of when the
Sailor detaches. The result is that some of the FY10 orders cannot be released until
the new fiscal year.
"Because of the additional FY09 funding, approximately 4,000 Sailors sched-
uled to detach in the first quarter of FY10 will receive orders soon," said Quinn.
"However, up to 14,000 Sailors slated to detach during the first quarter of
FY10 will not receive orders until after 1 Oct."

August 17 September 7,2009
Military ID must be presented at Guest Relations to receive free
entrance into the park. Family and friends may purchase
discounted tickets through your ITT/MWR Office. These tickets
cannot be purchased at the main gates.

1007 US Highway 98 East Destin, Florida 32541 850-837-8319

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News and Notes
NHP Accepting New Enrollees Naval Hospital Pensaco-
la's Primary Care Clinics (Family Medicine and Internal Medicine)
are now accepting new enrollees. This enrollment opportunity is
open to all Retirees and Retiree Family Members. Please note:
Medicare and TRICARE for Life beneficiaries are not included.
However, these programs will remain unchanged.
To enroll, please stop by Naval Hospital Pensacola's TRICARE
Service Center (TSC) located on the first floor of the hospital in
Room D-1051, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may also call Naval Hospital Pensacola's
Health Benefits Office at (850) 505-6709 for questions or any fur-
ther assistance.
Time for Testing Exam dates are around the corner. Please
show up on time, prepared and rested. Below are the dates, times
and places. Remember to have your ID card in hand.
E6 exam Thursday September 3rd, Sikes Hall, arrive
0645, doors shut 0730, exam starts 0800
E5 exam Thursday September 10th, Sikes Hall, arrive
0645, doors shut 0730, exam starts 0800
E4 exam Thursday September 17th, Sikes Hall, arrive
0645, doors shut 0730, exam starts 0800
Please do not bring cell phones, blackberries, etc., or
watches. Good Luck and if you have any questions please don't
hesitate to call AC1 Traci Morgan at 623-7761.
.One Year Old The NEX Package Store facility will celebrate
their one-year anniversary Aug. 28 & 29. They will have tastings,
special sales, drawings and a cake cutting beginning at 10 a.m..
Contact the NEX at 623-0118 for more information.
Get Back to Nature New Orleans has proclaimed military
travel month through Sept. 30. The city is rolling out the red,
white, and blue carpet for all military visitors. The Audubon Na-
ture Institute is providing a military promotion of "buy one get
one free" coupons. Valid for up to four admissions, the coupons
may be used for the Audubon Zoo, Insectarium or Aquarium. Visit
auduboninstitute.org for details or contact ITT at 7032.

Getting Into a Hot Spot
Crash division crewmembers assigned to Naval Air Station Whiting
Field put out a fire on a mobile aircraft firefighting trainer to trair
For the possibility of an aircraft accident at any of the base's 15 air.
fields. The Crash crew worked in the pre-dawn hours Aug. 14 t(
insure the teams all had opportunities to run through the trainer
U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope

Rising to the Occassion
AWR2 John Herrman, an aviation rescue swimmer instructor, is be-
ing hoisted into the cabin of an SH-60F (Seahawk) helicopter attached
to Training Air Wing FIVE (TRAWING-5) to demonstrate the safe
hoisting and deployment out of a helicopter for the rescue swimmer
candidates on an awaiting boat in Pensacola Bay. U.S. Navy photo
by AWR2 Darien Durr.
9-Pin No Tap The NAS Whiting Field Bowling Alley hosts
9-Pin No Tap evenings on the first Saturday of each month. Begin-
ning at 7 p.m. the event features prizes for red and blue headpin
strikes and 300 no tap games. Call 623-7313 for details.
Military Discount August brings fun times at the Black-
water Bistro! This is the month when the restaurant recognizes
all Military Personnel, Defense Contractors, those who work on
base and serve in any capacity to support and defend the freedoms
Americans share. The Bistro will honor all Military Personnel and
Defense Contractors with $1.00 Cold Draft Beer EVERYDAY,
Golf Tournament The 9/11 golf tournament is seeking play-
ers and teams for their inauguaral event. The tournament at Ti-
ger Point Country Club costs $75 per individual in advance of the
event and $85 Friday, Sept. 11. The ticket includes green fees, cart,
banquet, with guest speakers, prizes and more. The contest is a 4-
man scramble with a noon shotgun start. Call 850-758-6698/529-
8682 or email: 91109WWPGolf@resallc.com for details.
Walking the Dog The Blackwater Heritage State Trail will
host its annual Fall Dog Walk on the Blackwater Heritage Trail in
Milton on Saturday Sept. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.. The walk typically
traverses about 1 mile of the trail at a leisurely pace. All partici-
pating dogs must be licensed and on a six foot leash. It is highly
recommended to bring water for yourself and your dog. The walk
will begin from the Trail visitor's center located at 5533 Alabama
St. next to the Milton Library. For more information, call Brett
Williams at 850-758-5305.
Odd Couple The Panhandle Community Theatre will present
the female version of "The Odd Couple" Aug. 28-30 at the Storage
Masters retail complex 4636 Woodbine Rd. in Pace. Neil Simon's
comedy of Florence Unger and Olive Madison is just as hilarious
as the original. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Call 450-2566 for reservations.
Hazardous Waste Center The Santa Rosa County Envi-
ronmental Department is offering a free service to provide citizens
an environmentally safe way to dispose of hazardous household
waste. The center is located at the entrance of the Central Landfill
at 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton. Mon. Sat. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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, things to do on the weekend, the FFSC and other support services
available! Children are welcome and this is a great opportunity to meet new friends! Call to sign up at 623-7177.
VA Representative (Call for appointment) Friday, August 28, 0800-1200
Common Sense Parenting for Ages 2 5 Thursday, August 27, 1800 2000
Common Sense Parenting: Unfortunately, children do not come with instruction manuals. As a result, FFSC is holding a class that will
provide you with tools that will equip you with the skills for raising responsible and well-adjusted children. This class is for any parent
who wants to "brush up" on their parenting skills or new parents that are not sure of where to begin. For more information, contact a
Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
I.D. Theft Prevention Friday, August 28, 1300 1500
There were more than 3.25 million victims last year. Costs average $4,800 $10,200 per crime. Loss to businesses and financial insti-
tutions is greater than 50 billion. Attend this class to learn ways to lessen your chances of becoming a victim. Class will be held at the
FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Paying for College Tuesday, September 1, 1300 1500
Will college be an option for your children? Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, find out what you can be doing to prepare for
his or her future. Come learn the critical factors that you need to consider: college costs, military benefits, financial aid and scholarships,
college savings plans and other savings options, tax incentives, etc. The earlier you take action, the better your chance of fully funding
your child's college education. For more information, contact your Financial Educator at 850-623-7177.
Applying for a Federal Job Wednesday, September 2, 1600 1800 & Tuesday, September 8, 1000 1200
"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.


Express Scripts, Inc. of St Louis, MO, has been
awarded the TRICARE Pharmacy Program Ser-
vices (TPharm) contract. This contract provides for
the delivery of mail order pharmacy dispensing ser-
vices to begin September 1, 2009.
Retail pharmacy dispensing services are scheduled
to begin December 1, 2009. This contract consoli-
dates two current contracts: the TRICARE Mail
Order Pharmacy (TMOP) contract and the TRI-
CARE Retail Pharmacy contract (TRRx). If exer-
cised, delivery of mail order pharmacy dispensing
services will begin on September 1, 2009. Network
retail pharmacy dispensing services will begin De-
cember 1, 2009.

Job Fair
(Cont. from Page 1)
the logistics, quality candidates, and price. We look forward
to it every year."
Landrum brought a staff of two people and ended up
speaking to more than 600 people. They collected numer-
ous resumes and intend to contact some of them for possible
The fair tallied other success stories as well with
employers holding more than 250 interviews and hiring 60
new employees.
"Overall, it was a resounding success," said Bill
Lawson the FFSC director for Whiting Field. "I have been
involved injob fairs since I began working Family Support in
1991 and they are always my favorite activity of the program
year. To see the smile on someone's face who just received a
job offer, or to have them tell you "I wasn't prepared to have
to turn down a job" because they received several offers is
one of the most rewarding parts of working with military

Police Explorer
(Cont. from Page 1)

iviAI Konert wara, in tne comDat suit, pro-
vides a convenient opponent for one of the
Police Exployer Youth Academy students.
The course on the use of the batan was an ex-
citing one for the kids who spent three days
learning about police work. Photo courtesy
of NAS Whiting Field Security.
"Every event has a lesson. We
want them to know that everybody has
to abide by the law," said Al Flowers, a
physical security assistant on the base.
"We want them to understand what it
takes to be an officer and that police of-

ficers aren't here to arrest people, but to
be a part of the community and a friend
to the residents."
The youths were also able to
participate in tailored activities like crime
scene investigations where the youths in-
vestigated some "stolen" candy bars and
learned about writing tickets for an ille-
gally parked vehicle.
It was all done with the inten-
tion to teach the students respect for po-
lice agencies and the people who work in
those fields.
The program was a hit for Spen-
cer Rowe, 11, who thought the three-day
experience was "really cool" in spite of
the fact he doesn't like firearms. So, not
surprisingly, his favorite activity, look-
ing through the night vision goggles, had
nothing to do with weapons. His new
found understanding, that police work
entails more than violence, appealed to

"They are all a bunch of good
people, and wearing this uniform (vest
and tee-shirt) makes me feel like one of
them." he said. "I thought about becom-
ing a policeman, and I know now that
they can't abuse and arrest people. Most
cop's jobs aren't really all that danger-
This was the first time the se-
curity department had attempted to host
such an event, so it was limited to chil-
dren of people who worked on the base.
As the program becomes more refined,
the hope is to expand the program out
into the community.
"The feedback has been excel-
lent," Flowers said. "This was just our
inaugural attempt and we wanted to be
sure we could walk before we ran. Our
vision though is to enlarge the program
with access to the public."

Our Nation Celebrates the 19th Amendment every Womens Equality Day
"There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices
are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women
are given the opportunity to take responsibilityfor their
own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all
citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their
Hillary R. Clinton

Those words are at the core of the poster to the right
celebrating today, Women's Equality Day. The day first
formed at the request of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971
when the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as "Women's
Equality Day."
The date was selected to commemorate the 1920
passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, grant-
ing women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a
massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had
its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world's first women's
rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.
The observance of Women's Equality Day not only
commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also
calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full
equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public
facilities now participate with Women's Equality Day pro-
grams, displays, video showings, or other activities.
For more information, visit the Women's History
Project at: http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.

Rules for Extensions to Change This Fall

By Katie Suich, Navy Personnel Command Public Af-
fairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy will change the
Short Term Extension (STE) policy Oct. 1, affecting obli-
gated service (OBLISERV) rules for enlisted personnel.
According to NAVADMIN 242/09, the reason for
the change is that the Navy has noticed during the past sev-
eral years the number of STEs has risen substantially.
"The impact of this change is that more Sailors will
be directed toward reenlistments, said Master Chief Petty
Officer of the Navy Rick West. "It also gives our Sailors
more flexibility to manage their careers early in the [career
review board] process while taking advantage of monetary
incentives. Standardizing the rules will assist our Sailors in
managing their careers while allowing the Navy to better
manage the force. We should have done this years ago"
Currently, a Sailor has to obligate for 12 months
when they receive orders to sea duty, unless DoD area re-
quirements are greater. The new policy will require 24
months of obligated service, with these exceptions:
Sailors with less than 24 months until their high
year tenure date must only obligate for the amount of time
needed to reach that date.
Sailors will obligate for the requisite time-on-sta-
tion requirements for PCS orders to places that require less
than 24 months, such as Diego Garcia and unaccompanied
All other obligated-service requirements will re-
main the same.
The maximum number of short-term extensions that
a Sailor may now use will be two per contract. The length of
This Week in U.S. Navy History
August 24
1814 British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.;
Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by
the British
August 25
1843 Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter completing first
Trans-Atlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship.
ugust 26
1775 Rhode Island Resolve: Rhode Island delegates to Conti-
nental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy.
1839 Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad neai
Montauk Point, NY
1865 Civil War ends with Naval strength over 58,500 men an
600 ships
August 27
1959 Off Cape Canaveral, FL, USS Observation Island (EAG-
154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile.
August 28
1867 Captain William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag
over Midway Island and took formal possession of these islands
for the U.S.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West testifies
before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Mili-
tary Personnel at the Rayburn House Office Building. West appeared
before Congress with Sgt. Major of the Army Kenneth Preston, Sgt.
Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent and Chief Master Sgt. of
the Air Force James Roy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication
Specialist 1st Class JenniferA. Villalovos/Released)

an extension will be limited to 23 months, and the total of all
extensions cannot exceed 24 months. Other rules include:
Extensions counting against the Sailor's two-ex-
tension limit are those that help manage their careers or if
they benefit to the Sailor. For example: Instead of reenlist-
ing, a Sailor uses an extension to obtain OBLISERV so he/
she can execute PCS orders.
Extensions not counted are Navy-required ones,
such as the PCS delay this past summer. Navy Personnel
Command (NPC) can answer specific questions on what
category an extension falls into. NPC also has procedures
in place to handle unique situations that might require more
than two extensions per contract.
Extension policy for Sailors taking individual aug-
mentee/global war on terrorism support assignments (IA/
GSA) orders remains the same. Once they have completed
the GSA/IA assignment, they will fall under current detail-
ing and extension policies
Sailors choosing not to obligate for the required 24
months but have more than 12 months of contract time left
will be assigned based on the "needs of the Navy" or, if eli-
gible, will be encouraged to voluntarily separate at end of
obligated service {EAOS} or projected rotation date {PRD),
whichever is closer. Those assigned "needs of the Navy" or-
ders will not necessarily stay at their present command.
West said that under any circumstances, however,
this policy change provides Sailors and Navy families a
greater opportunity to map out their future.
"The bottom line," said West, "is that this allows our
Sailors to be proactive, not reactive when it comes to career

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