Title: Whiting tower
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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: November 18, 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 )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Santa Rosa -- Milton -- Naval Air Station Whiting Field
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Vol. 65 No. 46 Wednesday, November 18, 2009

McMillan Honored by Army Aviation Grou s
By Ens. Joanna Clark, NAS Whiting active duty and civil service, he feels
Field Public Affairs this honor recognizes his "longevity
The U.S. Army Aviation Cen- within the aviation community."
ter and the Army Aviation Associa- McMillan became interested
tion of America recognized a lifetime in military aviation when he was six
of service to military aviation with the years old when he would watch mili-
presentation of the Order of Saint Mi- tary aircraft land down the street from
chaels Award Bronze Medal to a mem- his house in Lakewood, California. He
ber of the Training Air Wing FIVE team was a member of the first Army War-
Oct 22. rant Officer fixed wing class in 1963.
This award, established in Switching to rotary wing aircraft in
1990, recognizes individuals who have 1973, he flew numerous models and
"contributed significantly to the pro- spent three tours deployed in Thailand
motion of Army aviation in ways that and Vietnam.
stand out in the eyes of the recipient's Although he recalls his time in

seniors, subordinates and peers."
Scotty McMillan, the Aca-
demic Department Head for Training
Air Wing FIVE since December 2008,
stated the nomination was for work he
accomplished with the 8th U.S. Army
helicopter training program in Korea
from August 1992 to December 2008.
With more than 50 years of combined

Southeast Asia as the most memorable
moments of his career, he seems to en-
joy what he does now the best.
"I have been an instructor pilot
in both fixed wing and rotary aircraft,
and now I am an instrument instructor
for the TH-57 simulators" he stated.
"I love teaching more than anything


NASWF Environmental to

Help Recycle Electronics
By Ens. Joanna Clark, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
NAS Whiting Field's Environmental Division is
hosting an electronic waste collection event. This event will
give all NAS Whiting Field personnel an opportunity to re-
cycle many of their household electronics for free.
Terri Mason, Whiting Field Environmental Special-
ist, stressed the importance of providing base personnel with
responsible choices for disposing their old electronics.
"We want military and DOD members to be aware
that they have options instead of throwing them into the
trash," she said.
The event will take place Nov. 19 to correspond with
Recycling Day for NAS Whiting Field, which is Nov. 15.
Base personnel are encouraged to take their unwanted house-
hold electronics to the NEX parking lot between 6:30 a.m.
(Cont. on Page 5)

Michaels Award in his office at Training Air
Wing FIVE's Training Department. McMil-
lan received the award Oct. 22 and has ac-
cumulated more than 50 years of combined
active duty and civil service. U.S. Navy photo

by Ens. Joanna Clark
"Marty" Martin Smoke Management
Conference Held at Whiting Field
By Randy Roy, NAS Whiting Field Community Liaison
Naval Air Station Whiting Field was honored to host
the 24th Annual Smoke Management Conference on the Nov.
12. This was the first year the conference was held under its
new name "The Walter 'Marty' Martin Smoke Management
The Division of Forestry received approval late last year to
rename the conference in respect of Marty Martin's many
years of dedication and strong commitment in developing
partnerships to coordinate prescribed bums. Martin retired
as the NAS Whiting Field community liaison February 2008
and passed away later that year.
This year's theme was "Establishing a Team-Focused Vision
in Developing Partnerships."
There were several partners and presenters at this

(Cont. on Page 5)

Navy Personnel Command Moving Sailors Despite Budget Constraint

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager,
Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Navy Personnel Command (NPC)
has released Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to keep
the fleet moving, despite the lack of a fiscal year (FY) 2010 bud-
get, Navy officials announced Nov. 16.
"Until the National Defense Appropriations Bill has been
signed by the President, the entire Department of Defense is op-
erating under a continuing resolution authority (CRA). For Navy
Personnel Command (NPC), this means that PCS funding is al-
located in small increments," said Rear Adm. Don Quinn, com-
mander, NPC.
NPC spends more than $600 million annually on PCS
moves, but has only received a fraction of the funds requested
in its FY 2010 budget. The command has had to prioritize which
moves can be funded. While operating under the CRA, PCS orders
are released as funding becomes available each month.
NPC has been able to release orders for Sailors transfer-
ring in November and most of December using CRA funds re-
ceived in October. New funds received in November should allow
NPC to release orders for Sailors detaching through March.
The goal is to minimize impacts to fleet readiness, career
timing and families. The priority moves are global war on terror-
ism support assignments, career milestone billets, critical readiness
fills (those that minimize gaps at sea for deployed units and those
working up to deploy), and moves that keep the training pipelines
"We fillv recornniz that advance notifinction time for

Lnlei tLoreKeeper Auranam nacela, assigneu Lo apace anu lNaval
Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), from San Diego, unpacks
dishes after moving into the Pacific Beacon bachelor housing at Na-
val Base San Diego. Pacific Beacon is the largest-private venture
bachelor housing project in the United States for single Sailors, E-4
through E-9. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist
3rd Class Rialyn Rodrigo/Released)
PCS orders is necessary for stability, planning, and quality of life.
We are doing our best to provide Sailors with as much lead time as
possible in the current fiscal situation," said Quinn.
In FY 09, NPC issued approximately 72,600 funded PCS
orders with an average cost of $8,556 per move.

If you are a TRICARE Prime beneficiary and
are moving to a new region during pregnancy, under-
standing your options can ensure a smooth transition
and uninterrupted maternity care.
If you are moving to a TRICARE Prime Service
Area, you should first decide whether to enroll in TRI-
CARE Prime or use TRICARE Standard. If you choose
to transfer your TRICARE Prime enrollment to your
new region, you should do the following:
Get all routine maternity care before moving
Remain enrolled in your current region until
the move is complete
Obtain a referral from your primary care
manager (PCM) in your old region if you need care en
Fill out an submit a TRICARE Prime Enroll-
ment Application and PCM Change Form (DD Form
2876) to your new regional contractor once the move is
Make an appointment to see your new PCM as
soon as possible to coordinate continued obstetric care
If you choose TRICARE Standard, you can see
any TRICARE-authorized provider.

News and Notes
Free Recycling Naval Air Station Whiting Field's Environ-
mental Division is sponsoring a free recycling event for electron-
ics. The event is open to all NAS Whiting Field personnel and will
take TVs, computers, computer hardware, VCRs, DVD players,
stereos and other household electronics. No business or govern-
ment electronics may be accepted. The collection will take place
in the Whiting Field NEX parking lot Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6:30
to 8:30 a.m. Call 623-7268 ext. 3014 for details.
Branch Health Clinic Upcoming Closings -The follow-
ing clinic closures will be observed during the rest of this week and
the holiday season for the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Branch
Health Clinic:
Friday, Nov. 20 at 1200 for power system/computer upgrades
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 27-28 for Holiday/base closure
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 24 & 25 and Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 for Hol-
iday/base closures
Commissary Hours of Operation The Naval Air Station
Whiting Field Commissary will observe special hours of operation
for Thanksgiving week: The store will be open Monday, Novem-
ber 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The commissary will close Thursday
and Friday Nov. 26 & 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will
open Saturday Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fall Festival at Historic P-Cola Historic Pensacola Vil-
lage will host a Fall Festival Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
village will be open free to the public. The Fall Festival will focus
on Pensacola's Spanish history with living history interpretation
and continuous tours of the 1805 Lavalle House, a Spanish colo-
nial period home. Scavenger Hunts will be available for children
and local archaeologists will conduct tours at the T. T. Wentworth,
Jr. Florida State Museum. Also, the Museum of Commerce, Mu-
seum of Industry, Julee Cottage, Manuel Barrios Cottage, T T.
Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and the Pensacola Historical
Museum will be open for self-guided tours and visitation. Historic
Pensacola Village is a house museum and museum complex in the
heart of Downtown Pensacola.
Military Discount Arby's, the fast food giant famous for
classic roast beef sandwiches, is offering a discount on all menu
items for military personnel. Presenting a military ID, active, re-
tired, spouse, reserve, or otherwise, gains a 10 percent discount
every day except Wednesday, when the discount increases to 20
Golf Lessons A.C. Read golf Club is offerring free golf les-
sons to authorized military dependents between the ages of 8 and
13. Registration is being held at the youth center, Bldg. 3690.
Lessons will be provided between Nov. 3 and Dec. 19 on the fol-
lowing schedule. Ages 10 & 11 Tuesdays 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Ages 8
& 9 Thursdays 3 to 4:30 p.m.; and Ages 12 & 13 Saturdays 10
to 11:30 a.m.. Call 452-2417 for more information.
Christmas Productions The Panhandle Community The-
atre will present two Christmas plays Dec. 4-6 & 11-13 at the
Woodbine Storefront Playhouse in Pace. "The Gift of the Magi"
and "Angels and All That Stuff' will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on
Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are
$12. Call 450-2566 for reservations.
Allied Forces Soccer The area military soccer team is re-
forming to provide service members at NAS Whiting Field, NAS
Pensacola, Corry Station, and Naval Hospital the opportunity to

Spirit of Giving
As a Navy spouse, Asenath Muok (third from the left standing) has
had to deal with her share of deployments and other stresses that go
with the military family lifestyle. Recently when her husband was
deployed, she sent "Care Packages" to him on a regular basis. He let
her know how much joy those packages of cookies and other items
from home brought to him and often the rest of his unit. After he
returned, she felt compelled to continue spreading cheer to deployed
service-members, so she has convinced her nursing school classmates
and the Student Nurses Association at Jefferson Davis Community
College to contribute money, bake cookies and provide other goodies
o include in care packages to deployed local troops. Pictured left to
right are Dr. Angela Paul (seated) Athena LeMay, Niki Henderson,
Azenath Muok, Beverly Folzman, and April Stanton. Photo courtesy
of Fleet and Family Support Center.
play competitive and recreational soccer. The team previously
won many league titles and made it to the Military Club National
Championship game. All Active-Duty members from any service
or international military program as well as dependents, contrac-
tors and government employees 18 and over are welcome to par-
ticipate. Competitive, recreational and coed teams are planned.
Tryouts and training will be Thursdays, 1700-1900 at Barrancas
Field on NAS Pensacola near the USCG facility beginning in De-
cember. For more information or to sign-up, contact Lt. Cmdr.
David Toellner at 382-5494 or kiwi soccert@yahoo.com
Home School Support Chris Hendrix, the Schools Liaison
Officer for NAS Whiting Field, will host a Home School Support
Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in
Building 1417, the Atrium, in one of the classrooms. This is open
to all Active Duty and Civilian personnel and their families. He
will discuss ways that he can be assist you with your child's educa-
tion needs, ways that you can collaborate or cooperate with others
that are home schooling, and will present a free tutorial program
that the Navy has offered for your use. Call 665-6105 for more
Pet Fest 2009 The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce
is featuring their annual pet festival Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. The day's highlights
include a demonstration by the City of Gulf Breeze Police De-
partment's canine unit, exhibitions from Environmental Security
and Best Paw Forward Training, pet contests, paw print art, a pet
fashion show, pet spa, and a pet psychic. Admission is $5 per dog.
Call 932-7888 or visit www.gulfbreezechamber.com for more in-

leet and Family Support Center Classes
Deployment Support Group for Children Wednesday, November 18, 1800 1930
Kids and youth ages 5-18 who are children of deployed service members are invited to meet for fun and fellowship! Creative activities
engage the mind and promote conversation. Share experiences and feelings with others who are also dealing with the absence of a par-
ent due to deployment. For more information, please contact the FFSC at 850-623-7177. Hope to see you there!
VA Representative (Call for Appointment) Friday, November 20, 0800 1200
New Spouse Indoctrination Monday, November 30, 0800 1200
Welcome to NW Florida, NAS Whiting Field, Training Wing Five, and the world of aviation training! Find out what challenges and
rewards are in store for you and your flight student and how you can enjoy and thrive in the military lifestyle. Learn about the local
culture, recreational opportunities, and support services available to you, while meeting other spouses and command staff! For more
information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.
Ten Steps to a Federal Job Monday, November 30, 1200 1400
"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 forjobs. Class will be held at the
FFSC conference room. For more information, contact a Work and Family Life Specialist at 623-7177.

ARRA Project Brings AMI Metering to Southeast
Jacksonville, Fla.-Naval Facilities Engineering Command program provided NFESC a way to secure funds that are
(NAVFAC) Southeast is bringing advanced metering to re- now accelerating the implementation of the Navy's AMI
gion installations saving approximately two percent of en- Program.
ergy costs through energy monitoring and replacing many As a result, three Design-Build contracts were
outdated systems with the latest technology, awarded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2009. These
The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Cen- contracts were regional contracts targeting the Northwest,
ter (NFESC) has been forming the structure and require- Southwest and Southeast.
ments for an integrated Advance Metering Infrastructure "Here in the Southeast region Square D was awarded
(AMI) that will enable Commander, Navy Region Southeast $23 million in September 2009, to install a comprehensive
(CNRSE) bases, NAVFAC Southeast and NAVFAC head- AMI system throughout the Southeast at 12 bases to include
quarters to manage utility commodities more effectively and 2,177 smart meters," said Don Shaver, NAVFAC Southeast
efficiently. AMI program manager.
"AMI is one of the basic building blocks of the Shaver further stated that Naval Weapons Station
Smart Grid initiatives we have been reading so much about Charleston, Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base
recently," said Tom Grant with URS Corporation, the design New Orleans, and NAS Ft. Worth were not included in this
contractor. Smart Grid is the wave of the future in building initial ARRA funded AMI effort and that Naval Submarine
controls such as HVAC control. When the meter recognizes Base Kings Bay was on the short list to be added to the
that peak charges are occurring the meter can tell the ther- ARRA list.
mostat to increase by one degree in order to save on energy In addition, NFESC is utilizing non-ARRA funding
cost. to implement an AMI system in OCONUS locations such as
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Guam and in the Southeast at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Early Learning Coalition Holds Special Event for Kids
The 3rd Annual Santa's Secret This is a special event where Santa Claus will be there with
Shoppe, sponsored by the Early Learn- Santa Rosa County children ages 3- a free gift for each child. There will
ing Coalition of Santa Rosa County, 12 may select Christmas gifts for their also be a bake sale and food vendors.
will be held from 1000-1400, Sat, 5 loved ones. Each child may select two For more information, please call the
Dec 09, in the Santa Rosa County Au- gifts free of charge. Additional gifts are Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa
ditorium located at 4530 Spikes Way, limited to two per child at $.50 each. County at (850) 983-5313.
Milton. Gift-wrapping is included.

Electronic Recycling

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and 8:30 a.m.
Items that will be accepted include
televisions, computers and hardware, lap-
tops, stereos, DVD players, VCRs, and vid-
eo game consoles. Other items such as mi-
crowaves, phones (all types), batteries (all
types), cameras and camcorders will not be
accepted. Also, no government or business
electronics will be accepted.
This event provides base personnel
the opportunity to recycle their old electron-
ics according to federal law without the cost
that is sometimes encountered otherwise.
The electronics will be taken to Santa Rosa
County Landfill and will then be recycled
and scavenged for all reusable pieces.
"We want to remind everyone to
S. p.., f a ? a erase their hard drives of any personal in-
formation prior to recycling them," Mason
umpia umai Sic Meat Tra added.
Chicn Teders Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops The timing of this event coincides
with the fast approaching holiday season.
Ad many other itmS ... With many families looking forward to re-
placing their old and outdated electronics,
Mason reminds us that the hazard of throw-
ing away these materials is sometimes over-
looked. If disposed of improperly, these ma-
terials can leak mercury, cadmium, and lead
into the water supply.
Any questions can be directed to
Terri Mason at (850) 623-7286 ext. 3014 or
terri. mason@navy. mil.
Smoke Conference
(Cont. from Page 1)
year's event. Welcoming remarks were made by Captain Pete
Hall, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer and briefs were
conducted by NASWF Air Operations, TW-5 Operations, Eglin
Air Force Base, The Nature Conservancy, and Division of For-
estry Representatives from Florida and Alabama.
This multi-partnered approach allows each entity to share
resources and expertise in its efforts to conduct prescribed fires
on conservation lands, private property, and DOD parcels. This
coordinated partnership has resulted in the successful bum of
more than 200,000 acres around Naval Air Station Whiting Field
and its outlying landing field ... exceeding any other region's ef- Members of area forestry, military and fire fighting agen-
fort in the entire country. cies listen to presenters during the annual smoke confer-
ence, now named the Walter "Marty" Martin Smoke
Management Conference. U.S. Navy photo by Ens. Joanna

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

NAS Holiday Hours 2009
NAS Whiting Field

Nov 26 0600-1400
Nov 27-29 1030-1800
Dec 21-23 1030-1800
Dec 24 1200-1800
Dec 26-31 1030-1800
Jan 2-3 1030-1800

Nov 27-29 1200-2000
Dec 21 1100-1900


Nov 26-29 CLOSED
Dec 21-23 06oo-15oo*
Dec 24-27 CLOSED
Dec 28-30 06oo-15oo*
Jan 1-3 CLOSED
* (breakfast sandwiches available until
looo; lunch menu service 1000-1500)

Nov 26-29 CLOSED
Dec 21-Jan 3 CLOSED

Nov 26-27 CLOSED


Nov 27 0630-1700
Dec 21-22 0630-1700
Dec 23-25 CLOSED
Dec 26-29 0630-1700
Dec 31 0630-1700
Jan 2-3 0630-1700

Nov 27 0630-1700
(Snack bar 0630-1400)
Dec 21 0630-1700
(Snack bar closed)
Dec 22-23 0630-1700
(Snack bar 0630-1400)
Dec 26 0630-1700
(Snack bar closed)
Dec 27-Jan 3 0630-1700
(Snack bar 0630-1400)

Nov 26-27 CLOSED
Dec 22-23 1500-2300
(Snack bar 1500-2130)
Dec 24-28 CLOSED
Dec 29-30 1500-2300
(Snack bar 1500-2130)
Jan 2 1500-2300
(Snack bar 1500-2130)

Happy Hotidayvs

Dec 22
Dec 23
Dec 24
Dec 25
Dec 26-31
Jan 1
Jan 2-3

Dec 21-23
Dec 24-27
Dec 28-30


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