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Vol. 73, No. 47 VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com November 25, 2009

We have liftoff ... NASA astronaut candidate Army Lt. Col. Mark Vande Hei and Training
Squadron Four instructor Lt. Cmdr. Patrick McCaslin preflight the engine of a T-6A Texan II before an
instrument training hop onboard NAS Pensacola recently. Vande Hei is a member of the 20th class of
NASA astronauts undergoing flight, wilderness survival, physiology and water survival training with
the Navy. Photo by Ed Barker

For more on the astronauts' training with the Navy, see page 4

Reminder: No cell phone use while

driving onboard NAS Pensacola

In recent weeks there have been several instances
of drivers onboard NASP disregarding the base pol-
icy on cell phone usage while driving.
As per NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Bill
Reavey and Commander-in-Chief President
Barack Obama, drivers on any military installation,
and operators of government-owned, leased or rent-
ed vehicles on or off a Navy installation, may not

use cell phones while the vehicle is in operation.
President Obama signed an executive order Oct.
1, 2009, specifically prohibiting texting by federal
employees while driving a government-owned
vehicle, or when driving privately owned vehicles
while on official government business, or when
using electronic equipment supplied by the gov-
ernment while driving.

Toys for Tots


by 2nd Lt. Daniel Tadross and
2nd Lt. Kelsey Lourie

A draws near a
dedicated group of
Marines are working to
brighten the lives of local
needy children by way of
the Toys for Tots pro-
The Reserve Marines of 4th
Marine Aircraft Wing Training
Support Group (MAWTSG) and
the active duty Marines of Marine
Aviation Training Support Group
21 (MATSG-21) have been
working since September to
ensure that this year's toy drive is
a success. Since Toys for Tots was
started more than 60 years ago, it
has been responsible for distribut-
ing more than 400 million toys to
188 million children across the
country. The Marines have also
partnered with a number of local
Pensacola foundations: The
Friends of Pensacola, United Way

Reservist Master Gunnery Sgt.
Roberto Rivera senior Marine
in charge of Toys for Tots,
shops at Toys "R" Us. Photo by
2nd Lt. Daniel Tadross
of Santa Rosa, National Aviation
Museum Foundation, the National
Naval Aviation Museum and
many more. Each one has been
instrumental to the success of the
program, donating thousands of
dollars and toys to this year's drive.
More than 100 collection boxes
have been delivered to local busi-
nesses, who have been just as
eager to help. Some businesses
have even gone the extra mile to
contribute their services. Uncle
Bob's Self Storage provid-
See Toys for Tots on page 2

USO center opening at Northwest Florida Regional Airport

From USO computer connectivity, snacks and beverages.
"The USO is the premier military care and support
Anew USO Center will be opening agency for the military," airport direc-
in early 2010 at the Northwest Florida tor Greg Donovan said. "We are excit-
Regional Airport. Partnering with the ed to have the USO at Northwest
Northwest Florida Regional Airport Florida Regional Airport."
and the area military affairs commit- "With so many of our military uti-
tees, the USO will be located in a lizing this airport we are looking for-
1,000-square-foot area by the ticketing ward to providing a safe and secure
counter. Nicknamed the "Freedom Lounge," the new place for our nation's heroes to wait and greet," Heidi
USO will have a full range of core services including Blair, director USO Pensacola said. "This is a great

NROTC numbers increasing

Story, photo
by Anne Thrower
Gosport Staff Writer

Ens. John B. Cook always wanted to be
a pilot like his father, Capt.
James Cook
At 23 he is on track to
achieve that goal thanks,
in part, to the Naval
Reserve Officer Training
Corps (NROTC).
He came to Naval Air
Station Pensacola in June
fresh out of college with
an aerospace engineering
degree. He was debt free
and had a job.
Cook's decision to
choose NROTC is part of
a growing trend in the ns. Jo
Navy. The interest in
NROTC has increased significantly in the
past couple years, according to officials
with the Naval Service Training
Command, which oversees the units
across the United States. NSTC, headquar-
tered at Naval Station Great Lakes in
Illinois, is part of the Naval Education and
Training Command, located onboard


"We are very pleased that more young
Americans know about the opportunities
NROTC provides and are applying for the
program," said Dr. Jill Stein, the Navy's
program manager for
great fit for those seeking
careers of service."
Stein, who manages the
program out of NASP, said
the Navy believes the
increased interest repre-
sents "this generation's
commitment to service as
well as the desire to pay for
According to NSTC,
2,825 scholarships were
offered this year and more
B. Cook than 1,250 were accepted.
Navy nurse degree scholar-
ships were offered to 208 candidates with
more than 120 accepted.
The entire enrollment in NROTC units
nationwide this year is expected to
increase by 17 percent. A total of 22,000
applications were started and of those

See NROTC on page 2

partnership and a wonderful way to lift the spirits of the
military while they are travelling."
The new center is looking for financial support and
volunteer assistance to staff the center. Financial sup-
port can be sent to P.O. Box 33135 Pensacola FL
If you are interested in volunteering call Kathy
Karsten, program manager at 455-8280 ext. 4 or e-mail

See USO on page 2

If you ride, get recertified: the Navy

Motorcycle Recertification process

By Mary Anne
Broderick Tubman
CNRSE Public Affairs

Since motorcycle recertification train-
ing became mandatory for all U.S. Navy
and DoD personnel, fatalities for the Navy

have decreased more than 60 percent. To
fine tune those lifesaving skills, all motor-
cycle riders are required to complete fol-
low-on recertification training every three
years. Connie Policastro, lead motorcycle

See Motorcycle on page 2

Published by the Ballinger Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Navy. Opinions contained herein are not official expressions of the Department of the Navy nor do the advertisements constitute
Department of the Navy or NAS Pensacola endorsement of products or services advertised.

NASP CDC Thanksgiving lunch ... About 150 parents attended the annual
Thanksgiving lunch at the Child Development Center (CDC) onboard NASP Nov. 18-19.
The menu included turkey, homemade combread stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green
beans, tropical fruit, rolls and apple pie, according to Paula S. Anderson, training and cur-
riculum specialist with the CDC. Barbara Kemble, lead educational technician, cooked
16 turkeys and made homemade combread stuffing. (Above) Staff Sgt. Ed Lathan with
son, Desmond, and friend Mya Murray. Photo by Anne Thrower

November25, 2009 GOSPORT

Toys for Tots from page 1

ed their trucks to help with the deliv-
ery of donated toys, and their branch-
es throughout the country are taking
part in this year's toy drive as well.
"As a prior Navy service member
you commit to a just cause," said
Jennifer Thomas, manager of the
Pensacola Uncle Bob's Self Storage.
Another local partner is Toys "R"



November 25
1775 Continental Congress authorizes priva-
1943 In Battle of Cape St. George, five
destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Capt.
Arleigh Burke) intercept five Japanese destroyers
and sink three and damage one without suffering
any damage.
1961 Commissioning of USS Enterprise
(CVA(N) 65), the first nuclear powered aircraft car-
rier, at Newport News, Va.

November 26
1847 Lt. William Lynch in Supply sails from
New York to Haifa for an expedition to the River
Jordan and the Dead Sea. His group charted the
Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead
Sea and compiled reports of the flora and fauna of
the area.
1940 Sixth and last group of ships involved in
Destroyers-for-Bases Agreement transferred to
British at Nova Scotia.

November 27
1941 Chief of Naval Operations sends "war
warning" to commanders of Pacific and Asiatic
1961 Navy reports first use of its cyclotron at
Harvard University to treat a human brain tumor.
After three treatments, the tumor of the 2-year old
patient shrank by 80 percent.

November 28
1775 Congress adopts first rules for regulation
of the "Navy of the United Colonies"
1941 USS Enterprise (CV 6) sails from Pearl
Harbor for Wake Island to ferry Marine aircraft to
1942 Reserve Ens. George W. Carlson and
Mac A. Cason organize rescue parties to help res-
cue people from the fire at the Cocoanut Grove
nightclub in Boston, Mass. They are credited as
"the cause of saving more lives than any other sin-
gle agency."

November 29
1890 First Army-Navy football game (Navy
won 24 to 0).
1929 Cmdr. Richard Byrd makes first flight over
South Pole.
1944 USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese
carrier Shinano, world's largest warship sunk by
any submarine during World War II.

November 30
1942 In Battle of Tassafaronga, last major naval
action in Solomons, U.S. force prevents Japanese
attempt to reprovision the Japanese troops on
Guadalcanal. Six U.S. ships are damaged in the

December 1
1921 In first flight of airship filled with helium,
Blimp C-7 piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ralph F. Wood left
Norfolk, Va., for Washington, D.C.
1959 Bureau of Ordnance (BUORD) merges
with Bureau of Aeronautics (BUAER) to form the
Bureau of Naval Weapons (BUWEPS).

Naval historical data excerpted from U.S. Naval History &
Heritage Command's Web site. For complete listings, visit


Us Inc., the largest retail partner in
the history of the Toys for Tots pro-
gram, partnering with the Marines for
the past six years. Collection boxes
will be available for unwrapped toy
donations and money at local Toys
"R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores,
where 100 percent of the toys collect-
ed in the area will stay in the local
"It's a great opportunity to be

USO from page 1

Volunteers will staff the USO Freedom Lounge provid-
ing a touch of home to the nations military. Job functions
include: checking in military guests, ensuring the envi-
ronment is fun, friendly and safe, answering questions,
keeping the facility neat, administrative work and keep-
ing snacks available to the troops. Volunteers must 18
years old, have the ability to pass a background check,
fill out an application, supply references, interview and

NROTC from page 1

5,450 met all requirements.
The Navy wants its next genera-
tion of officers to have more tech-
nical degrees. "The Navy is
preparing our officer corps of the
future to meet the dynamic chal-
lenges in the next generation of
technology and leadership," Stein
Cook's aerospace engineering
degree is among the technical
degrees the students are pursuing.
Other degrees include biomedical
engineering, electrical engineer-
ing, chemical engineering, math
and physics degrees.
But the Navy "weighs the whole
person" in deciding to accept. "The
whole person concept directs the

involved with a program that will
bring joy to children in the commu-
nity," said 2nd Lt. Brandon Allen, an
active-duty Marine who has been
working with the community col-
lecting donations. Toys will be deliv-
ered Dec. 14 and 15 to local children
at the Salvation Army on Q-Street.
For more information on Toys for
Tots call 452-8762 ext 3121 or visit

complete training before becoming eligible to volunteer.
Training and orientation are provided to ensure you the
best volunteer experience possible.
USO Pensacola serves the Panhandle of Florida.
There are currently two physical locations in the
Panhandle for the military to find a touch of home. They
are located at the Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport
and on Naval Air Station Pensacola. The location at
Northwest Florida Regional Airport will be the third
location for USO Pensacola.

selection board to review all ele-
ments of an individual's profile to
include their leadership, integrity,
character, use of time, military
bearing, academics and their abili-
ty to contribute to the Navy's offi-
cer corps," Stein said. "No single
factor is used in evaluating candi-
dates for the scholarship program."
Cook came to NASP having
already learned to fly. Besides his
father, his uncle is also a pilot. "I
pretty much from the beginning
wanted to do this," he said.
His parents didn't insist that he
become a naval officer, he said. "I
loved the military lifestyle grow-
ing up," he said.
He continued that lifestyle after
leaving home, living among mid-
shipmen at Virginia Tech's Corps

Motorcycle from page 1 and offer ad
Q. How d
safety specialist for Navy Region Southeast, answered to recertify?
some of the most frequently asked questions about the A. Look a
recertification process. Plan on taki
Q. Why is recertification required? date.
A. The OPNAV states that the training is "to enhance Q. How d
the skills and competencies of every motorcycle rider." I A. Enroll
would like to think that you are now being given an the Enterpri:
opportunity to refresh and fine tune your skills. (ESAMS). T
Q. Who must recertify? home page.
A. Recertification is mandatory for all military riders, Q: In add
whether they ride on or off base, and for all DoD civilian any active d
personnel who ride on base or while on duty. or off base?
Q. What courses are required for recertification? A: All rid
A. Any Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course Personal
will qualify. Typically, the one-day Experienced Rider met, full-fin
Course (ERC) is used by anyone who
rides a cruiser, but it can also be taken
by sport bike riders who are currently
properly licensed. The Military Sport
Bike Rider Course (MSRC) is manda-
tory for all sport bike riders, and
should be taken within 60 days after
completion of the Basic Rider Course.
The MSRC also qualifies for recertifi-
Tenant commands at Navy installa-
tions can also contact the NASP
Safety Office at 452-3674 to request a
special class to recertify their person-
nel. Scheduling depends upon the
number of students and instructor
availability. Command ERCs offer Active and retired military me
two distinct advantages. First, all rid- bers listen to their trainer po
ers can catch up immediately on their out the course requirements
certifications. Second, they allow their motorcycle safety recer
skilled cyclists in the command to cation class while on Naval
identify newer, less experienced riders Station Jacksonville, Oct. 15.

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community
Commanding Officer Capt. William Reavey Jr.
Public Affairs Officer Harry C. White

The Gosport nameplate features the T-6A
Texan II aircraft, the newest joint services
trainer. The T-6 has replaced the Navy's T-
34C aircraft that for more than 40 years has
served to provide primary flight training for
student pilots, NFOs and navigators
attached to the Naval Air Training Command.
It will also replace the Air Force T-37.
Maintained by the United States Coast
Guard since 1939, the Pensacola
Lighthouse, aboard NAS Pensacola, original-
ly began as the lightship Aurora Borealis in
June 1823. Evolving through structural and
location changes, the current facility was built

in 1856 and at night still shines for Sailors 27
miles out at sea.
Established in 1921 as the Air Station
News, the name Gosport was adopted in
1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by
flight instructors in the early days of naval
aviation to give instructions and directions to
their students. The name "Gosport" was
derived from Gosport, England (originally
God's Port), where the voice tube was invent-
Gosport is an authorized newspaper pub-
lished every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson

of Cadets in addition to NJROTC.
But his classes also included
civilians. "What I would see was
the reality of college," he said. "It
was an interesting dynamic."
Cook is currently waiting to fin-
ish Aviation Preflight
Indoctrination (API) course work
at NASP. He knows his obligation
to the Navy will be at least a
decade. But that's OK with him.
He would like to stay longer.
"NROTC was fabulous," Cook
said. But he doesn't think it's better
than going through the U.S. Navel
Academy or through Officer
Candidate School to become an
"Once you're here we all assim-
ilate and we all move forward
together," he said.

ditional support.
loes a motorcycle rider know when it's time

at the issue date on the MSF completion card.
ng the MSRC or ERC three years from that

lo riders register for the ERC or MSRC?
at www.navymotorcyclerider.com through
se Safety Application Management System
There is a link to ESAMS at the bottom of the

ition to certification, what else is required for
uty military rider to operate a motorcycle on

ers need the following:
l protective equipment, which includes a hel-
gered gloves, long pants, sturdy, over-the-
ankle footwear, and eye protection. A
complete list appears in OPNAVINST
5100.12H Ch. 1, at www. safetycen-
ter.navy.mil/instructions/ index.asp
An MSF course within the last
three years
A motorcycle endorsement on
your driver's license
,X Q. Where can I learn more about
motorcycle training and safety?
A. The Naval Safety Center Web
site (http://www.safetycenter.navy.
mil) is an excellent resource for every
aspect of owning and operating a
em- motorcycle, and includes a directory
point of installation safety offices by region.
for The MSF (http://www.msf-usa.org)
rtifi- provides descriptions of each course
Air and motorcycle safety-related materi-

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ply with established policy and standards. Address editorials and commentaries to: Gosport
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GOSPORT November25, 2009

Homefront in Focus: Lessons from Fort Hood

By Beth Wilson
Military Spouse Contributor

The military community was
rocked recently as we watched
events unfold at Fort Hood.
Perhaps, like me, you sat
glued to the reports, stunned that
this happened on a military
installation by a member of the
armed forces.
Our hearts are grieved as we
share in the pain of our sister
While the investigation con-
tinues "lessons learned" are
already emerging.
Two lessons immediately
jump out to me; emergency pre-
paredness and connecting with
your ombudsman.
Pvt. Joseph Foster, a gunshot
victim of the attack, spoke of his
experience on a recent news
"We're a community; we are
like a giant family. When any-
thing like this happens we come
together tighter than ever. We are
stronger because of it.
"The FRG and Care Team

have been great. The FRG leader
called my wife and said, 'We're
getting everyone rounded up.
We're going to get you to a safe
spot, now.' They called faster
than I could get a call out to my
wife. That was great."
Do you have an emergency
plan for you and your family?
Let me pose a few scenarios for
you to consider.
If you were at the commissary
when the base is locked down
with your children at school or
day care, who would pick them
up, who would meet them at the
Perhaps news breaks that there
is an incident at your base or in
your deployed service member's
command. Do you know what to
do? How will you verify your
service member's safety?
What if an earthquake, fire,
hurricane or other disaster strikes
while you are away from your
service member or children? Do
you have a plan to communicate
and reconnect?
Too farfetched to consider?
Let me be more practical.

Navy Legal: Make sure to

Beth Wilson
What if you have an emer-
gency illness or are in a car acci-
dent while your service member
is deployed? Who do you have in
place to quickly care for your
Every American citizen needs
an emergency plan, but it is
imperative for military families
to have that plan in place.
Visit https://www. cnic.navy.
mil/ CNIC_HQ Site/Operation
Prepare/index.htm for resources
and information to develop your
emergency plan.

review family

Check your information for
accuracy on NFAAS (Navy
Family Accountability and
Assessment System) at
www.navyfamily.navy.mil. Take
time to familiarize yourself with
the purpose and support on this
The structure of the Navy is
such that our ombudsman is the
crisis management resource for
In the event of a natural disas-
ter, national or command emer-
gency your ombudsman is the
one who will have official infor-
mation, resource, instruction and
support for you.
Your ombudsman is trained
and prepared to serve the com-
mand and command families.
All commands, deploying or
non-deploying, have an appoint-
ed ombudsman.
I recently met a Navy wife
who is halfway through a
deployment but has not heard
from her ombudsman.
The main challenge of every
ombudsman is connecting with

Your ombudsman does not, let
me repeat that; your ombudsman
does not receive your informa-
While they are authorized to
have certain information about
your Sailor (name, rank etc.), due
to privacy issues they are not
provided information about your.
Do not assume they do not
care about you or are not doing
their job. Help them do their job
by contacting them.
You can find your ombuds-
man's contact information (e-
mail, cell phone, Web page) from
your Sailor, the local Fleet and
Family Support Center and your
command Web site.
Let the tragic events at Fort
Hood spur us to ensure we are
ready to face what the future
holds with an emergency plan
that will see us through success-
To our extended military fam-
ily at Fort Hood, know that you
are in our prayers, in our
thoughts, in our hearts.
We pray for your healing in
body and spirit. God bless you.

care plan before deployment

By Lt. Jeffrey Harper

Petty Officer Jones, a single parent
with custody of his two children, is
preparing to deploy.
He intends for his parents to care for
his children while he's gone and has
completed a family care plan to that
effect, as well as power of attorney
allowing his parents to care for the chil-
dren in his absence.
Shortly after being boots-on-ground
in Afghanistan, the ex-Mrs. Jones
arrives at his parents' house and takes
the children.
Petty Officer Smith, a non-custodial

single parent of a precocious toddler, is
preparing to deploy. She intends for her
parents to visit her son in her absence,
on the same schedule as the visitation
she is allowed. She arrives in Djibouti.
Christmas rolls around and her par-
ents show up at Mr. Smith's apartment
to pick up the tot for the visitation Petty
Officer Smith is due that year. Mr.
Smith refuses to allow the children to go
with the grandparents.
In both cases, the service members'
desires were frustrated. So what went
wrong? Petty Officers Jones and Smith
did not ensure the court handling their
child custody arrangements took into
account their military status.

They were not aware of or did not
heed NAVADMIN 204/07 of Aug. 13,
2007, paragraph 2.D and OPNAVINST
1740.4C of 7 May 2007, paragraph 4.c.
As a result, the court orders govern-
ing the custody and visitation rights of
the children were at odds with the fami-
ly care plan and the court orders will
always prevail.
How could Petty Officers Jones and
Smith avoided this situation?
Per paragraph 4 of OPNAVINST
1740.4C, "single, domestically separat-
ed and divorced service members with
minor children will contact a legal assis-
tance office for advice and assistance in
evaluating the effectiveness of their pro-

posed family care plan and complying
with any legal formalities necessary to
prevent unwanted challenges to custody
and support arrangements."
Be proactive with your needs and
ensure that there is a court order setting
out what will happen when you are
deployed and cannot visit your children
or cannot have custody.
If the court order is already in place
and these issues have not been
addressed, you are taking a risk that you
will find yourself in the situations
described above. Proactively seek to get
the court order modified to address the
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Center for Security Forces instructor Gerald Fine instructs members from the 2009 class of NASA astronaut candidates on the uses of a parachute canopy for shel-
ter during a week of survival training at the Navy's Rangeley mountain wilderness training facility in western Maine. Land survival skills training is the first team evo-
lution for the candidates, who also learned navigation and field medicine. Photo by Bill Stafford

Rstronaut candidates train aboard DRSP

(Right) 2009 NASA astronaut candidates
(ASCANS) Lt. Col. Michael Hopkins and Lt.
Cmdr. G. Reid Wiseman construct a trap to
catch dinner as part of their survival training at
the Navy's Center for Security Forces Rangeley
mountain wilderness training facility. Photo by
Bill Stafford
(Far right) Astronaut candidate Dr. Kjell
Lindgren exits from the helicopter dunker as
part of water survival training, a prerequisite for
introductory flight training with Training Air Wing
Six at NAS Pensacola. Photo by Ray Smith
(Middle) Astronaut candidates are monitored
by HM2 Daniel Young as they train in the alti-
tude chamber. The candidates realized how dif-
ficult repetitive coordination exercises can be
while experiencing the effects of hypoxia.
(Below) Training Air Wing Six instructor Cliff
Campbell explains how to preflight landing gear
on the T-6A Texan II aircraft to members of the
2009 class of NASA astronaut candidates. The
ASCANS were in Pensacola training with the
Navy for water survival, physiology and intro-
ductory flight training as part of their prepara-
tion for space flight. Photo by Ed Barker

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service

S even members of the 2009 class of NASA astro-
naut candidates (ASCANS) recently completed water
survival, aviation physiology and aviation indoctrina-
tion flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The initial cadre of NASA astronauts in 1959 were
all military pilots, so each had already gotten flight
and survival training. Today's astronauts are a mix of
military and civilians and have diverse backgrounds.
"As we began to select civilians, it made sense to
give them similar training to what the military candi-
dates brought to the program," said Duane Ross,
NASA's manager for astronaut selection and training
at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. "The Navy
survival and flight training is exactly what we need-
ed, they're easy to deal with, and they were able to
work with the ASCANS' schedule."
The entire ASCANS class consists of 14 aspiring
astronauts who started their training by honing their
survival skills with the Center for Security Forces
(CENSECFOR) detachment in Brunswick, Maine.
The group traveled to the Navy's 12,500-acre
Rangeley mountain wilderness training facility,
where they learned land survival, navigation and field

"We usually get to train new aviators at the begin-
ning of their careers, but these NASA candidates are
already experts in their chosen fields as all of the
civilians hold advanced degrees," said HT1 Michael
Pavlovick, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
instructor at CENSECFOR. "These guys learned very
quickly and have an amazing work ethic. Their two-
day field survival exercise went extremely well; I can
see why they were chosen for the astronaut program."
Following their land survival training in Maine, the
seven non-aviators in the class traveled to NAS
Pensacola for water survival, aviation physiology and
flight training, including flight training in simulators,
familiarization flights and instrument training flights
in the T-6A Texan II turboprop aircraft.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Devero, the training officer for
Training Airwing Six, was the project manager for
the ASCANS during their month-and-a-half stay at
NAS Pensacola. "The candidates training with us in
Pensacola are mission specialists, not pilots so
they need to receive flight training very similar to
what we give our naval flight officers," said Devero.
"Although they don't get the full NFO syllabus, the
training provides a great aviation orientation for the

"I expected the flight training to be tough," said
Dr. Janette Epps, an aerospace engineer who worked
for the CIA before applying with NASA. "But with
our abbreviated syllabus they really throw a lot at you
and expect you to learn quickly. Since we will be fly-
ing in the T-38 Talon jet trainer on a regular basis
with NASA, this is exactly what we need."
The NASA class of 2009 is focused on the
International Space Station, as current plans call for
the space shuttle to be phased out by the time they
complete their training. The term "international" also
applies to this class of ASCANS; in addition to the
nine United States candidates, five international
members, including three Japanese and two
Canadian candidates, have joined the class for a total
of 14.
With their aviation indoctrination complete in mid-
November, the ASCANS returned to the Johnson
Space Center in Houston to continue their astronaut
training, which includes scientific and technical
briefings, intensive instruction in International Space
Station systems, extravehicular activity (space walks)
and robotics. The entire ASCAN syllabus takes
about 18 months to complete.
For more information on the astronaut program,
visit the NASA Web site at www.nasa.gov.


November 25, 2009 GOSPORT


GO SPORT November25, 2009

Enlisted naval aviation pilots bid farewell

By Lt. Brenda Way
Special to Gosport

s one retired enlisted pilot

described it, the weekend of the

Blue Angels Homecoming Air

Show represented the end of an era. An era not

understood by many.

Excitement filled the air as the
group, mostly over 80, mingled.
But they talk like they flew
together yesterday.
Their minds still sharp as
tacks. They are an elite few.
The enlisted naval aviation
pilots have an impressive 65-
year history of accomplishments
and contributions to naval avia-
tion having served in every
conflict from World War I to the
Vietnam War. In any capacity
imaginable they are legend.
Walking through the National
Naval Aviation Museum at NAS
Pensacola, those of us honored to
attend their final reunion Nov.
12-15 with fathers, grandfathers,
uncles and friends received a
world-class tour.
Hearing time and time again
"I flew that."
Unlike naval aviation today,
the era that raised these men
came with varied assignments.
Most flew more than 15 dif-
ferent types of aircraft in their
career; whatever the U.S. Navy
asked them to fly.
Master Chief John Culbert
joked: "Whatever they gave me
the keys to that day, that's what I
It all began 1916 in Pensacola
where all 5,000 enlisted men
would receive their wings of
gold. The final class graduated in

Three went on to the rank of
admiral; all went on to achieve
great significance and shaped
aviation history.
Laughing they spoke of flight
pay received coming out of flight
school in the 1940s.
Just $105 per month; some
even received 50 cents per land-
ing. It wasn't much, even back
then. But enlisted pilots didn't
sign up to fly for the money.
The Silver Eagles are a rare
breed of Sailor. With less than
200 members left, they are near-
ing extinction.

Culbert and Palmer enlisted
pilots to the end
Culbert grew up in Dodge
City, Kan., during the Great
Depression. He joined the Navy
in Wichita on Dec. 6, 1940.
The Navy was an opportunity
to gain valuable skills while
serving his country. Little did he
know as a high school graduate
he would soon be one of the
small percentage of enlisted men
accepted into flight school.
He received his orders signed
by Adm. Chester W Nimitz,
Pacific commander, in 1945. He
began flight school as an aviation
mechanic second class and grad-
uated aviator pilot first class in

Culbert's career spanned 30
years. His service included patrol
squadron, drone control, air sea
rescue via sea planes and heli-
copters, admiral's pilot and sta-
tion administration pilot.
He was involved in several
evaluation projects, most notably
the evaluation of light water for
use in fire fighting by the naval
laboratory. He flew the UH2B to
dispense the light water, which is
now used for firefighting world-
Culbert speaks of a man over-
board alarm while attached to air
sea rescue. He received the call
while in the chief's mess
onboard the USS Wasp. Within
minutes he was airborne in his
HUP helicopter with a rescue
The young ordnance man was
found and brought back to safe-
ty. Later that evening the young
Sailor brought a box of cigars as
a gift for saving his life.
When asked about the
extraordinary rescue Culbert
said: "I was just doing what I
was trained to do."
With qualification in 22 air-
craft, both fixed wing and heli-
copter, and 6,720 flight hours,
Culbert retired after 30 years of
service in July 1970. He
achieved the rank of master
Harry Palmer grew up in
Connecticut, New York and
France. Attending school in
France and the United States set
him back and left him wanting
Tired of school, he joined the
Navy in New York in 1937 after
completing his sophomore year.
Six years later he was accept-
ed into flight school at the rank
of air traffic controlman second
He graduated in September

Bud Baudouin
1944 and received his wings of
gold. He was promoted to avia-
tor pilot first class. He went on to
get his GED and complete two
years of college.
Palmer qualified in 15 air-
planes and two helicopters log-
ging an impressive 12,000 hours.
His most memorable tour was
a trip to the Marshall Islands
after World War II. The mission
was to check for radioactivity.
Gamma rays had to be below a
certain level to get the people
back in their homes. It was
important to Palmer.
Palmer retired after 20 years
of service as a chief He went on
to work with the Boy Scouts of
America for several years.

The last to get wings
Bud Baudouin, from Silsbee,
Texas, joined the Navy inAugust
1940. Baudouin said about his
decision to join the navy:
"Things were not looking good
in England. I wanted to get in on
the ground floor before the
Baudouin received orders to
flight school in June 1945 as an
aviation metalsmith first class.
He graduated in December 1947,
the final group of enlisted pilots
to attend flight school and the

John Culbert

last to be pinned.
He attained the rate of aviator
pilot first class. The command-
ing officer said to him: "You are
the last of an era."
Baudouin started in utility and
transport as a pilot for the Blue
Angels Flight Demonstration
After receiving a commission
he was transferred to a ferry
squadron where he flew many
types of aircraft.
Baudouin believes enlisted
pilots had just as much skill as
any of his counterparts. Skill
demonstrated time and time
again by these brave men.
He tells of a day in San
Antonio, Texas, when he was
assigned to fly an air evac mis-
He made many split-second
decisions regarding the flight
plan, at times against the recom-
mendation of the air control
tower, ultimately saving a young
Marine's life.
"I knew that kid needed to get
to the hospital as fast as possi-
ble," Baudouin said. "My deter-
mination paid off."
Baudouin qualified in 24
planes and clocked 7,000 hours.
He retired in March 1961 at the
rank of lieutenant.

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Doctor discusses Navy's role in detecting H1N1

By Gerry J. Gilmore

Navy played a key role last spring in
the discovery of the H1N1 influen-
za's presence in the United States,
according to a senior Navy medical
In April, technicians at the San
Diego-based Naval Health Research
Center (NHRC) encountered a puz-
zling influenza specimen provided
by a 10-year-old military family
member, said Navy Capt. (Dr.)
Tanis Batsel Stewart, director of
emergency preparedness and con-
tingency support at the Navy
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
The specimen contained the "A"
type of influenza virus that can
cause pandemics, Batsel Stewart
said, but it couldn't be sub-typed.
"It's very unusual not to be able
to sub-type an influenza virus," she
said in a recent phone interview with
American Forces Press Service.
The specimen, she said, was then
sent to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Atlanta
for more testing, where technicians
determined it was a new strain of
influenza virus.
A second specimen from a 9-
year-old girl that arrived at the
NHRC soon afterward was found to
be identical to the one submitted by
the military family member, Batsel
Stewart said. That specimen, too,
was sent to the CDC, where it was
determined to be the novel influenza
A H 1N1 virus, commonly known at
the time as "swine flu."
"That was a definite red flag -
that we have a new influenza strain
circulating that might very well
cause a pandemic, and obviously, it
has," she said.
The CDC activated its emer-
gency operations center to better
coordinate the public-health
response to H1N1 April 22. The
U.S. government declared a public
health emergency April 26, and
began aggressively implementing
the nation's pandemic response

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announced June 11 that the spread
of the H1N1 virus had reached pan-
demic proportions, with cases
reported in 70 countries at the time.
President Barack Obama issued a
national emergency declaration on
H1N1 last month.
"By rapidly identifying the virus,
implementing public health meas-
ures, providing guidance for health
professionals and the general public
and developing an effective vaccine,
we have taken proactive steps to
reduce the impact of the pandemic
and protect the health of our citi-
zens," the president said in his dec-
The Washington-based Navy
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is
the headquarters and center for
Navy medicine, while the NHRC is
a leading research and development
laboratory for the Defense
Department. The NHRC manages
and executes medical research,
development and test and evaluation
programs for the Naval Medical

Research Command in Silver
Spring, Md.; the Navy Medicine
Support Command in Jacksonville,
Fla.; and the Navy Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery.
The Naval Health Research
Center's respiratory diseases
research department conducts
active, laboratory-based surveil-
lance of infectious diseases that
affect military personnel and family
members, with an emphasis on res-
piratory illnesses. The department
also addresses the safety and effica-
cy of drgs and vaccines.
The Navy has for years conduct-
ed influenza and other infectious-
disease surveillance programs in
conjunction with the other U.S. mil-
itary services in partnership with
foreign nations and public health
organizations, Batsel Stewart said.
The U.S. military's infectious
disease research capability "is the
largest in the world," she said, not-
ing the U.S. maintains labs in Egypt,
Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and
Thailand that fall under the auspices
of the Department of Defense

Global Emerging Infections
Surveillance and Response System.
More than 100 countries, "from
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe," partici-
pate in the surveillance program,
Batsel Stewart said.
A presidential directive estab-
lished the response system, which
falls under the Armed Forces Health
Surveillance Center, in June 1996.
The directive expanded the Defense
Department's mission to include
support of global surveillance, train-
ing, research, and response to
emerging infectious disease threats.
It also charged the department to
strengthen its global disease-reduc-
tion efforts through centralized
coordination, improved preventive
health programs and epidemiologi-
cal capabilities, and enhanced
involvement with military treatment
The Naval Health Research
Center's respiratory diseases
research department serves as the
Navy hub for the surveillance and
response system.
"We don't anticipate, at this

point, H1N1 becoming a severe
pandemic, causing a lot of deaths
and very severe illness," Batsel
Stewart said. "But, we've been
preparing for years within [the
Defense Department] and the Navy
and Navy medicine for something
along the lines of the pandemic of
the influenza of 1918, which was
horrendously severe."
To help in preventing the spread
of influenza viruses, Batsel Stewart
recommended that people:
Cough or sneeze into the crook
of their elbow, rather than into their
Wash their hands frequently;
Stay home if they feel ill;
Keep sick children at home; and
Distance themselves if they or
others are ill.
Public health officials have urged
citizens to obtain both H1N1 and
regular seasonal flu vaccines.
Defense Department officials say
the department will have enough
H1N1 vaccine available for service-
members and their families.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon's global
infectious disease surveillance net-
work watches for potential pandemics
as it also assists foreign partners.
Batsel Stewart recalled a previ-
ous duty assignment in Lima, Peru,
where she and her colleagues assist-
ed Peruvian health authorities in
identifying new strains of dengue
fever virus.
"Peru always thought that they
had one, maybe two strains of the
dengue fever virus circulating," said
Batsel Stewart, noting that the fever
has four strains. The U.S. medical
team discovered that Peru actually
has all four strains of dengue fever
virus. One of those strains, she
added, is dengue hemorrhagic fever,
causing victims to bleed internally
and sometimes externally.
"So, the Peruvian government
and the Peruvian public health sys-
tem was better able to respond to
some of the cases they were saying
they would not have recognized pre-
viously," Batsel Stewart said.

Physicians discuss lessons learned from dealing with H1N1 virus

WASHINGTON Senior medical officials who success-
fully slowed the spread of H1N1 flu virus at the U.S. Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., published what they
learned in an October article featured in the American Journal
of Preventive Medicine.
Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Catherine Witkop, a preventive
medicine physician from the 10th Medical Group, told partici-
pants in a "DoDLive" bloggers roundtable yesterday that med-
ical officials at the academy acted quickly to set up a team to
look at some of the virus's characteristics.
"I was really pleased that we were able to capitalize on the
opportunity to actually learn more about the virus and provide
that information to the Centers for Disease Control, to the mil-
itary, [and] to the United States at large," she said.
Witkop and Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kenneth K. Knight, 10th
Medical Group commander, discussed what other institutions
may be able to do to manage H1N 1's spread. Witkop noted that
some of the lessons learned from the summer outbreak can
apply at other training facilities, such as Lackland Air Force
Base, Texas.
With a large population of trainees living in very close quar-
ters, Witkop said, controlling the virus's spread at Lackland and
limiting absenteeism from the six-week training period "is real-
ly crucial to completing that mission."
"So we've done our best to share as much information as
possible, as quickly as possible," she said, "since this is such a

timely issue."
During a four-week period in July, 11 percent of the Air
Force Academy's basic cadet population became ill. "There are
134 confirmed cases of H1N1 and 33 suspect cases, meaning
they had all the same symptoms, but were not tested," Witkop
Many challenges had to be considered quickly, Knight said,
such as how to treat patients, how to limit interactions with oth-
ers, when to hospitalize, and how to isolate the cadets.
"It was a medical issue that had a huge implication to what
their job was about," he said. "We did lots of different
approaches as we were scrambling with the line leadership as
how to isolate, talking with CDC, (and) figuring out what the
appropriate treatment is," Knight said.
"And it appears, then," he added, "with any epidemiologic
conclusion, (that) what we did was effective."
Knight said the academy's medical group was careful to
share lessons learned through the outbreak's many phases.
"When we were in the thick of things, we were daily shar-
ing what our experience was with the public health department
downtown, with all the other local military medical facilities,
with the other academies, comparing notes as to what their
experiences were with Lackland (and) with the line leader-
ship," Knight said. "Our line leadership here was pushing
information up to the chief of staff of the Air Force. So near-
term, we were essentially getting out real-time information as

to what was going on, to share that experience."
Witkop spearheaded the article submission to the American
Journal of Peventive Medicine while sharing the lessons with
the CDC.
"We've shared this information with the CDC well before it
got published, so that they would have the information to adjust
the guidelines that they were publishing," Knight explained.
Isolation has proven to be a key factor in controlling the out-
break at the academy, Witkop said.
"Our current approach is ... to isolate the cadets; however,
they are self-isolating per the CDC's guidelines," she said. "So
they would go back to their dorm rooms, continuing until they
are seven days from onset of symptoms and 24 hours after
being symptom-free."
Both said public health education reminders are the key
ways academy officials are preventing another outbreak
among cadets, and that messages to wash hands, use sanitizers
and cover coughs are shared continuously.
Meanwhile, Witkop said, academy medical officials contin-
ue to monitor the situation closely and continue their public
health efforts.
"We're continuing to follow very closely ... the numbers of
cadets who are ill, to make sure that we're not approaching
another outbreak situation," she said. "We have daily reports
from all of our various clinics about the numbers of both cadets
and those in the community."

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November 25, 2009


Partyline e-mail submissions
Submissions for Partyline should
be e-mailed to: anne.thrower.ctr
@navy. mil.
Submissions should include the
organization's name, the event, what
the event is for who benefits from the
event, time, date, location and point
of contact

Free Christmas trees Dec. 4-6
Free Christmas trees for active-
duty military will be given away at
NASP Dec. 4-6.
Trees from the Trees For Troops
program will be available for pick up
Dec. 4 from 2-6 p.m. and Dec. 5-6
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Barrancas
Ball Field.
Retirees and Department of
Defense employees will be eligible
for any trees that are left from noon-4
p.m. on Dec. 6. For information, call

VFW Post 706 dance Nov. 28
VFW Post 706, 5000 Lillian
Highway, Pensacola, is hosting a
dance Nov. 28 from 7-11 p.m. All
proceeds will go toward veteran pro-
grams and outreach projects. The
event is open to the public. For infor-
mation, call 455-0026.

Blended families workshop planned
Just in time for the holidays the
Fleet and Family Support Center is
holding a blended family workshop.
Participants will learn techniques
for dealing with problems and sug-
gestions for creating harmony.
All military parents/families are
welcome. The workshop will take
place Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at
FFSC. Call 452-5990 for informa-

Tree to be planted at NASP Dec. 1
The 15th annual Tree Awareness
Week will be observed Dec. 1-4 at

To highlight the observance, a live
oak will be planted on the south side
of Bldg. 679 on Turner Street
between Fred Bauer Street and Fisher
The ceremony will be held Dec. 1
at 1 p.m. All hands are encouraged to
attend. For information call 452-
3131, ext. 3016.

Relief society 5K fundraiser
The 5K Combat Run to raise
money for the Navy Marine Corps
Relief Society will take place Dec. 5
at NASP.
People can register in the food
court inside Bldg. 630 from 11:30
a.m.-3 p.m. every military payday
until the run.
There will be prizes for the fastest
males and the fastest females.
When the runners sign up and give
a $10 donation, they will receive
goodie bags with more than $40
worth of items as well as a T-shirt.
People are encouraged to start reg-
istering at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the
run, which starts at 9 a.m.
People with questions should con-
tact or e-mail Amy TerHorst at 458-
8884, ext. 3326.

Mega team century ride spin Dec. 5
Spin into the holidays with a Mega
team century ride on Dec. 5, starting
at 8:30 a.m. at the Radford Fitness
Center at NASP
As part of the ride two-member
teams complete 100 miles per team.
The contest will have 40 bikes for
the 20 teams. There will be prizes for
first, second and third place.
To participate call 452-6802.

CFS continuing education Dec. 8
The command financial specialist
quarterly continuing education train-
ing required to uphold CFS desig-
nation will take place Dec. 8 at 2

p.m. at the base theater in the Schools
Command building.
A mortgage loan specialist from
Pen Air Federal Credit Union will
discuss current home and mortgage
issues in the local NASP area.
For information contact Amy Lee
Ming at amy.ming.ctr@navy.mil or
452-5990, ext. 3133.

ROWWA luncheon Dec. 10
The Retired Officers' Wives and
Widows Association's December
luncheon and meeting will be held at
the Scenic Hills Country Club Dec.
10 in Pensacola.
Social time will begin at 11 a.m.,
with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The
program will feature Lillian Lewis
and Diana Wade of Harmony Plus, a
comic music presentation reminiscent
of Andrew and McGuire Sisters.
Reservations are required. The cost
is $15. Checks should be sent to
ROWWA, P.O. Box 15124,
Pensacola, FL 32514 by Dec. 5.
For reservations call Evelyn Busch
at 476-8949.
New members from all branches of
the uniformed services and guests are
ROWWA meets every second
Thursday of the month.

Boatswain Christmas party Dec. 10
The Aviation Boatswain's Mates
Association Gulf Coast Chapter will
be having its annual Christmas party
Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 340, 8890 Ashland Ave.,
All active duty and retired and their
families are invited. For information,
call Gene Roy at 723-3625 or ABCM
John Mendoza at 452-7600.

Talent gospel show Dec. 5
B.J. Entertainment, TK and
Kirkland Ent. presents "So You've
Got Talent Gospel Show" at

Pensacola High School on Dec. 5.
There will be more than $2,500 in
prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the
show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at Gold
Market, The Cellphone Place, The
Drizzle BBQ and Zevo's.
For information or to sign up for
auditions, call 232-0545.

Blanket ride for the homeless Nov.
The benefit motorcycle ride to
gather blankets for the homeless will
take place Nov. 28 starting at 1 p.m.
The cost to participate is $5 or a
blanket per person.
Riders will meet at the Panhandle
Motorcycle Society (PMS), 1487
South Fairfield Drive, in Pensacola.
The ride will leave at 2 p.m. and go
to the Heavenly Blessings Ministry in
Pensacola where Pastor Renee Star
will be accepting blankets. Riders
will then return to PMS for live music
and celebration.
For information, contact Cat
Warfield at 492-6224 or 375-0428.

Military soccer team forming
An area military soccer team is
forming to provide service members
on NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting
Field, Corry Station and Naval
Hospital Pensacola the opportunity to
play competitive and recreational
All active-duty members from any
service or international military pro-
gram, as well as dependents, contrac-
tors and government employees 18
and over are welcome to participate.
Competitive, recreational and coed
teams are planned.
Tryouts and training will be
Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. at Barrancas
Filed on NAS Pensacola.
For information or to sign up, con-
tact Lt. Cmdr. David Toellner at 382-
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November 25, 2009 GOSPORT


November 25, 2009


CPO course
see page
B2 Spotlight

Thanksgiving: from local harvest to national holiday

ost Americans

are familiar

with the Pilgrim's


feast of 1621, but few realize that it

was not the first festival of its kind

in North America.

Long before Europeans
set foot in the Americas,
native peoples sought to
ensure a good harvest with
dances and rituals such as
the "Green Corn Dance"
of the Cherokees.
The first Thanksgiving
service known to be held
by Europeans in North
America occurred on May
27, 1578, in Newfound-
land, although earlier
church-type services were
probably held by
Spaniards in La Florida.
However, for British New
England, some historians
believe that the Popham
Colony in Maine conduct-
ed a Thanksgiving service
in 1607. In the same year,
Jamestown Colonists gave
thanks for their safe arrival,
and another service was
held in 1610 when a supply
ship arrived after a harsh
winter. Berkeley Hundred
settlers held a
Thanksgiving service in
accordance with their char-
ter which stated that the
day of their arrival in
Virginia should be
observed yearly as a day of
Thanksgiving, but within a
few years an Indian upris-
ing ended further services
(Dabney). Thus British
Colonists held several
Thanksgiving services in
America before the

Pilgrim's celebration in
The Pilgrims, with a
puritanical rejection of
public religious display,
held a non-religious
Thanksgiving feast, aside
from saying grace. In fact,
they seem to have used the
three days for feasting,
playing games and even
drinking liquor.
In 1623, the Pilgrims at
Plymouth Plantation,
Mass., held another day of
Thanksgiving. As a
drought was destroying
their crops, Colonists
prayed and fasted for relief;
the rains came a few days
later. And not long after,
Capt. Miles Standish
arrived with staples and
news that a Dutch supply
ship was on its way.
Because of all this good
fortune, Colonists held a
day of Thanksgiving and
prayer on June 30. This
1623 festival appears to
have been the origin of our
Thanksgiving Day because
it combined a religious and
social celebration.
Festivals of
Thanksgiving were
observed sporadically on a
local level formore than 150
years. They tended to be
autumn harvest celebra-
tions. But in 1789, Elias
Boudinot of Massachusetts,

The first step in roasting a picture-perfect turkey, say the experts, is to start with a quality roaster. Here are
some tips to help you choose one Roast your turkey at a constant 325-350 degrees (a 16- to 24-pound
turkey takes approximately 12 to 15 minutes per pound) Add water or broth to the pan to baste with and
to keep the meat moist Baste every 30 minutes Use a meat thermometer to ensure thorough cooking
(the deepest portion of the breast should read 170 F; the thigh, 180 F) Once finished, let the bird rest for
about half an hour so the juices settle before carving Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast.

member of the House of
Representatives, moved that
a day of Thanksgiving be
held to thank God for giving
the American people the
opportunity to create a
Constitution to preserve
their hard won freedoms. A
congressional joint commit-
tee approved the motion,
and informed President
George Washington. On
Oct. 3, 1789, the president
proclaimed that the people
of the United States observe
"a day of public thanksgiv-
ing and prayer" on
Thursday, Nov. 26.
The next three presi-
dents proclaimed, at most,
two days of thanksgiving
sometime during their
terms of office, either on
their own initiative or at
the request of a joint reso-

lution of Congress. One
exception was Thomas
Jefferson, who believed it
was a conflict of church
and state to require the
American people hold a
day of prayer and thanks-
giving. President James
Madison proclaimed a day
of Thanksgiving to be held
on April 13, 1815, the last
such proclamation issued
by a president until
Abraham Lincoln did so in
Most of the credit for
the establishment of an
annual Thanksgiving holi-
day may be given to Sarah
Josepha Hale. Editor of
Ladies Magazine and
Godey's Lady's Book, she
began to agitate for such a
day in 1827 by printing
articles in the magazines.

She also published stories
and recipes, and wrote
scores of letters to gover-
nors, senators and presi-
dents. After 36 years of
crusading, she won her
battle. On Oct. 3, 1863,
buoyed by the Union vic-
tory at Gettysburg,
President Lincoln pro-
claimed that Nov. 26,
would be a national
Thanksgiving Day, to be
observed every year on the
fourth Thursday of
Only twice has a presi-
dent changed the day of
observation. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, in
order to give Depression-
era merchants more selling
days before Christmas,
assigned the third
Thursday to be

Thanksgiving Day in 1939
and 1940. But he was met
with popular resistance,
largely because the change
required rescheduling
Thanksgiving Day events
such as football games and
parades. In 1941, a con-
gressional joint resolution
officially set the fourth
Thursday of November as
a national holiday for
Today, Thanksgiving is
a time when many fami-
lies come together, and
many churches are open
for special services. We
have both Native
Americans and immi-
grants to thank for the
opportunity to observe a
day of thanksgiving.

Source: Smithsonian Institution

(NAPS) More consumers are looking for
ways to improve their diets, but people generally
associate healthful meal options with higher prices.
With the daunting economy, preparing nutritious
meals may seem more challenging than ever. But
there is a delicious solution: turkey.
Turkey is an inexpensive, nutritious alternative
to higher-priced items such as steak, fish and
seafood and it is a more healthful option than chick-
en. And while many consumers may think of it
only around Thanksgiving time or as a ham-
burger substitute turkey is an ingredient that
works well in many tasty and nutritious recipes.
'Turkey, in its various forms and preparations,
should be a staple on everyone's grocery list," sug-
gested Christine Palumbo, a member of the

American Dietetic Association. As a registered die-
titian and nutrition expert, Palumbo focuses on
weight management, functional foods, heart dis-
ease, diabetes and cancer prevention, and overall
wellness. "It is one of the leanest proteins and can
be used as a substitute for meat in almost any

Spicy Turkey Tostadas
Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Total estimated cost: $12.45
1 package (about 1 pound) lean ground turkey
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder

8 (5-inch) tostada shells
4 cups shredded cabbage or precut cole slaw
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon peanut or olive oil
2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
4 plum tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium skil-
let, combine turkey, tomato sauce and chili powder.
Simmer over medium heat, breaking up meat with
a spoon, until meat is fully cooked, about six min-
utes. Meanwhile, bake tostada shells in oven until
crisp, about six minutes. In a bowl, toss cabbage
with lime juice, oil and cilantro. Place a layer of
turkey mixture on each tostada. Top with cabbage
mixture and sprinkle with tomatoes.

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Jokes & Groaners

Hard-to-digest Thanksgiving jokes
Q: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flow-
ers bring?
A: Pilgrims.

How did the Mayflower show that it liked America?
It hugged the shore.

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks.

Q: What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
A: Plymouth Rock.

Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside.

Why did the police arrest the turkey? They suspected it of
fowl play.

Asked to write a composition titled, "What I'm thankful
for on Thanksgiving," little Rita wrote, "For one, I am
thankful that I'm not a turkey."











November25, 2009

First IMELDA International Chief Petty

Officer Leadership Course graduates

From Steven Vanderwerff, NETC PAO
and Wayne Verry

Eight chief petty officers and warrant officers from

six nations and three U.S. Navy chief petty officers

graduated from the first Intemational Chief Petty

Officer Leadership (ICPOL) course during a ceremony aboard

NAS Pensacola Nov. 19.

The International Maritime Enlisted
Leadership and Development Assistance
(IMELDA) Program is designed to pro-
vide international friends and allies with
the necessary support to transform,
strengthen, and enhance the professional
development and leadership of petty offi-
cers and chief petty officers. The five-
week course emphasized the principals of
military leadership, personality and
human behavior, communications, team-
work, the legal aspects of military opera-
tions, and decision-making in an opera-
tional environment.
The Naval Education and Training
Security Assistance Field Activity (NET-
SAFA) is the program manager for
IMELDA and the courses are conducted
at the NETSAFA International Training
Center (NITC), located at Bldg. 633.
A retired U.S. Navy command master
chief and a retired Marine master gunnery
sergeant are the principal IMELDA

instructors. The course also included a
well-qualified cadre of guest speakers,
including U.S. active-duty senior enlisted
The ICPOL course also included a
Field Studies Program (FSP), which pro-
vided the students with the opportunity to
learn about the United States and the
American way of life. FSP activities
included a visit to the Escambia County
Courthouse, a Blue Angels rehearsal
flight, a visit to the Naval Recruiting
Orientation Unit, and a tour of the USS
This ICPOL graduation was preceded
by the initial IMELDA Petty Officer
Leadership (IPOL) Course last May,
when 10 petty officers (E-4 E-6) gradu-
ated. The IMELDA resident courses are
complemented by an exportable mobile
education team (MET) component.
Current plans are in progress to conduct
the first IMELDA MET in the African

Master Warrant Officer Ibrahim Attah Usman from Nigeria leads his classmates in the
International Maritime Enlisted Leadership and Development Assistance (IMELDA)
program oath during the graduation ceremony of the first class to graduate from the
International Chief Petty Officer Leadership Course (ICPOL). The IMELDA program,
part of Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA),
graduated eight chief petty officers and warrant officers from India, Namibia, Nigeria,
Papua-New Guinea, Philippines and Samoa, and three U.S. Navy chief petty officers
from the inaugural ICPOL Course. Photo by Steve Vanderwerff

Republic of Sierra Leone.
The IMELDAProgram holds significant
potential for growth and continues to
receive increasing attention from both U.S.
military command echelons and the gov-
emrnments and armed forces of our nation's
international friends, allies and partners.
This new enlisted education initiative will
enable other nations to strengthen their
interoperability with U.S. forces, expand

their role in maritime domain awareness,
and enhance their overall ability as a mar-
itime force.
Graduates included two students from
India's coast guard; one from the
Namibian navy; one from the army of
Nigeria; one from the Papuan-New
Guineaan navy; two from the navy of the
Phillippines and one from the Samoan
police force.

Naval Operational Medicine Institute (NOMI) hosts

two-day Lean Six Sigma champion training course

Lt. j.g. Sherrill Hockenberry

NOMI hosted a two-day
Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
Champion Training Course
onboard Naval Air Station
Pensacola Nov. 2-3. The course
was comprised of a diverse
group of 26 officers, enlisted,
and civilian leaders from
NOMI, Naval Hospital
Pensacola, several branch clin-
ics and Training Air Wing Five.
Novaces contractor, retired
Navy Capt. Charles Mount,
facilitated the two-day event.
After receiving an overview of

LSS, attendees learned: the
roles and responsibilities of a
LSS Champion, how to identi-
fy, select and prioritize projects,
and the importance of leading
cultural change. The course was
highly participatory and practi-
cal exercises were conducted to
provide experiential learning.
Course participants will
return to work with a renewed
commitment to process
improvement and the knowl-
edge to lead successful LSS
projects that will increase cus-
tomer satisfaction by providing
products and services better,
faster and cheaper.

In May of 2006, the secretary
of the Navy directed the
deployment of Continuous
Process Improvement/Lean Six
Sigma (CPI/LSS) throughout
the Department of the Navy.
Navy medicine commenced its
own CPI/LSS initiative shortly
thereafter. In April of 2009,
after achieving success through
LSS, the surgeon general of the
Navy proclaimed that "LSS is
recognized as the primary
approach for improving organi-
zational performance to achieve
our strategic and operational
priorities at all levels of the
enterprise and will be fully

implemented throughout Navy
LSS is a blending of two
individual process improve-
ment methodologies known as
Lean and Six Sigma. Lean
increases efficiency by decreas-
ing cycle time, removing waste
and eliminating non-value-
added activities. Six Sigma
increases quality by decreasing
variation. When the two are
combined, organizations can
produce high quality products
and services in the minimum
amount of time at the lowest
The Navy is no stranger to

process improvement. Over the
years Total Quality
Management, FOCUS-PDCA,
Change Management, Failure
Mode Effects Analysis, and
various other improvement
tools have been used. LSS dis-
tinguishes itself from these
other methodologies by empha-
sizing a top down approach
with extensive leadership
involvement, a systematic
methodology with defined
goals and measures, strong cus-
tomer focus, analysis of core
business processes, trained
practitioners and documented
fiscal benefit.

NMCRS volunteers

honored at ceremony

From Gilbert P. Chase
MNCRS Publicity Chair

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
Pensacola volunteers were honored at the second awards
ceremony of the year recently. In explaining why NMCRS
Pensacola honors volunteers twice each year, Director
Mark Harden said, "I love the awards luncheon because
we get a chance to tell the volunteers, individually, how
important they are to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society. Each volunteer adds to the organization and each
one makes a big difference. I am very proud of the work
our volunteers do for Sailors and Marines in this area."
To date this year, the NMCRS volunteers have:
Assisted more than 3,400 clients
Distributed more than $1,300,000.
Donated more than 22,000 volunteer hours.
Served 7088 customers at the thrift shop.
Guest speaker, Col. Joseph P. Richards, commanding
officer ofMATSG-21, described how important NMCRS
volunteers are to the welfare of his Marines. Col. Richards
also praised NMCRS for providing several newly com-
missioned Marine officers with the opportunity to volun-
teer and learn numerous valuable lessons about compas-
sion and caring for the needs and concerns of fellow
Two of the volunteers received the President's Call to
Service Award for having volunteered more than 4,000
hours each; six received Volunteer of the Month awards;
and 41 additional volunteers received awards for the hours
they have donated to date. Awards for hours of service
ranged from 100 hours to a whopping 10,000 hours, which
was earned by Mary Elizabeth Derr, a key volunteer at the
NMCRS thrift shop at Cony Station.

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WORSHIP Galleys, Liberty centers open Thanksgiving Nvembe
I :Li..


By Anne Thrower
Rnonnrt Staff Writer

The galleys and Liberty centers at Naval Air
Station Pensacola and Corry Station will remain
open through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend,
with numerous activities planned.
Officials at the Naval Air Technical Training
Center galley are expecting a crowd for a tradition-
al Thanksgiving meal from 3-5 p.m. for service
members and their visiting families. The galley will
also be open for breakfast from 7-9 a.m. and lunch
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The galley in Bldg. 601
will be closed.
The rest of the holiday weekend at the NATTC
galley will have holiday hours of 7-9 a.m. for break-
fast, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch and 4-6 p.m.
for dinner.
The galley at Corry Station will have lunch on
Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and din-
ner from 4-6 p.m. The rest of the weekend will serve
breakfast from 7-9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-12-30
p.m. and dinner from 4-5:30 p.m.
Traditional Thanksgiving food will also be served
at the USO on base from noon-6 p.m. for all active-

duty military. Shuttles will leave Cory's gym at
12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The last
shuttle will return to Corry at 7 p.m.
After Thanksgiving Day, the USO will be serving
barbecue and snacks and remain open from noon to
8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Liberty centers at NASP and Corry will have
regular hours throughout the holiday weekend,
opening at 10:30 a.m.
Also, the Portside Club will be open.
Football on the big screen is planned at Portside
Club, which will open at noon on Thanksgiving
Also, about 50 Marines and Sailors will head for
Disney World today (Nov. 25) and return Nov. 29,
according to Tonja Johnson-Brown with MWR's
Liberty program.
The MWR fitness centers at NASP and Corry
Station will have limited hours on Thanksgiving
Radford Fitness Center will be open 8 a.m.-4
p.m.; Portside Fitness Center will be open from
noon-6 p.m.; and Wenzel Fitness Center will be
open noon-6 p.m. The Wellness Center will be

NAS Pensacola
* 8 a.m., Communion
* 10:15 a.m. Worship
* 6 p.m. Contemporary
* 9 a.m., Women's
Bible Study***
* 5:30 p.m. Fellowship
* 6 p.m. Bible
Roman Catholic
* 3:45 p.m. Sacrament
of Penance****
* 4:30 p.m. Mass*
* 8:30 a.m. Mass*
Monday and Thursday
* Noon Mass****
* 11 a.m. Mass****

Corry Station
* 9 a.m. Adult Bible
Study (chapel confer-
ence room)
* 9 a.m. Chapel Choir
* 10 a.m. Worship
* 11:30 a.m.
* 7:30 p.m. Praise and
* 5:30 p.m., Bible
Study and dinner (fel-
lowship hall)
Roman Catholic
* Noon Mass
* 11 a.m. Mass (small

Latter Day Saints
* 10:30 a.m.**
* 7-8:30 p.m., Bible
Study (Corry)

*Naval Aviation
Memorial Chapel
**All Faiths Chapel
***J.B. McKamey
****Lady of Loreto

The commissary and the
naval exchanges at Corry
Station and Aviation Plaza will
be closed on Thanksgiving
For the first time, the com-
missary will have reduced
hours on Nov. 27, the day after
Thanksgiving, said Rowena
Peterson. On Nov. 27 the com-
missary will open at 9 a.m. and
close at 4 p.m.
The commissary will
resume its normal hours on
Nov. 28 and 29, opening at 8
a.m. and closing at 7 p.m.
Handicap patrons are allowed
entrance to the commissary 30
minutes prior to opening on all
The NEX Pensacola com-
plex will be closed
Thanksgiving Day, including
the mall at Corry Station, the
mall mini mart, Aviation
Plaza, NASP mini mart and
Corry mini mart.
The NEX mall at Corry
Station will be open Nov. 27
from 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 28
from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and Nov.
29 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Corry mall mini mart
will be open Nov. 27-28 from

Ihe commissary will be closed on Ihanksgiving Day and tor the first
time have reduced hours on Nov. 27, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at

4 p.m. Photo by Anne Thrower
8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Nov. 29
from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Aviation Plaza will be open
Nov. 27 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.,
Nov. 28 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
and Nov. 29 from 9 a.m.-7
The NASP mini mart will be
open Nov. 27 from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. and Nov. 28-29 from 9
a.m.-6 p.m.
The Corry mini mart will be
open Nov. 27-29 from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m.
Some of the MWR facilities
that will be closed on
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26)
include NASP/Corry Child

Development Centers, Auto
Skills Center, Crosswinds,
Portside Cinema, Oak Grove
Park, Bayou Grande Marina,
Sherman Cove Marina and
Oaks Restaurant, golf shop
and gazebo at A.C. Read Golf
The two child development
centers and Crosswinds will
also be closed Nov. 27. And
the Auto Skills Center will be
closed Nov. 25.
The Mustin Beach Officers'
Club will be closed Nov. 26-
Nov. 30. The Ready Room at
the O'Club will be open from
11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Cancer survivor ... Local author Charnette Messe has choreographed a
poignant memoir to her children Gabrielle and Christian. The book is titled: "My
Mommy Taught Me to Dance, A Memoir for Gabrielle and Christian Mess&."
The book sends a powerful message that no one is too young or too old for
breast cancer and that life is beautiful and brilliant in every size.
Charnette Messe is the founder of Beautiful in Pink designed to embrace
women with breast cancer and bring awareness to those not diagnosed.
Mess6 has been on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and had her story told in
numerous publications, including "The Los AngelesTimes."
Messe can be reached at cmessese@aol.com or www.charnette messe.com.

.iUer vty

The Liberty Program events
target young, unaccompa-
nied active-duty military.
For a monthly calendar of
activities at the main
Liberty Center in the
Portside Entertainment
Complex or onboard Corry
Station, call 452-2372 or
visit their Web site at
www.naspensacola.navy. m
il/m wr/s ingsail/

Liberty Trip to
Disney World
departs Nov. 25 and
returns Nov. 29. The
$175 cost includes
lodging, transporta-
tion and Disney
Armed Forces

Liberty NASP -
Latin Night at
Portside, 7 p.m.

Liberty NASP -
Football on big
screens, Green Bay
at Detroit, Oakland
at Dallas and N.Y.
Giants at Denver.

Liberty Football
on the big screen,
free, chips and

"NAS Live" Topic:
Pensacola Navy
League. Guests will
be Bob Anderson
and Gary Skaar.
The show airs at
6:30 p.m. on Cox
Cable's Channel 6
or Mediacom's
Channel 38.


Liberty Free mall
shuttle, leaves 5:30

Liberty Daytime
mall trip departs 10

Liberty Movie
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Movies and show times for Portside Cinema
FRIDAY Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 5; Astro Boy (PG) 5:15; Ameila (PG) 7; The Vampire's Assistant (PG13) 7:15; Law Abiding Citizen
(R) 9:30; Zombieland (R) 9:45
SATURDAY Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG) noon; Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 12:15; Ameila (PG) 2; Astro Boy (PG) 2:30; Couples
Retreat (PG13) 4:30; The Stepfather (PG13) 4:45; Law Abiding Citizen (R) 7; The Vampire's Assistant (PG13) 7:15; The Invention of
Lying (PG13) 9:30; Surrogates (PG13) 9:45
SUNDAY Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG) noon; Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 12:15; Ameila (PG) 2:15; Astro Boy (PG) 2:30;
Couples Retreat (PG13) 4:30; The Vampire's Assistant (PG13) 4:45; Law Abiding Citizen (R) 7; Zombieland (R) 7:15
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WEDNESDAY Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 5; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG) 5:15; Ameila (PG) 7; Couples Retreat (PG13) 7:15
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Articles for sale

Game Cube com-
plete with 8 games.
Has 4 controllers, 2
are wireless. $100
for all 850-456-

Complete N64 sys-
tem with 24 games.
Has 3 controllers.
$100 for all. 850-

Play Station 2 Like
new in box, has 13
games, 2 wireless
controllers, 2 mem-
ory card $100. 850-

Ammunition, Lake
City arsenal, 308
caliber, in original
boxes, 2 boxes for
$35 454-9408

Archery PSE com-
pound bow, fully
dressed, hard case
and a dozen new
arrows $75 454-

Fishing PENN
Senator, 114H high
speed 6/0 reel and
matching PENN rod
$80 454-9408

PA Speakers 2 Pro
Carvin #PM15s with
covers $250 850-

Trombone King
606 with case and
mouth piece $145

Trombone 3 valve,
silver finish, with
case and mouth
piece $115 850-

Digital Recorder
Multi track $165

Musician's Passed
Case 32x18x7 never
used $75 850-304-

Articles For Sale
Rowe Living room
set-sofa, loveseat,
chair & ottoman.
Pickled Oak
tables-2 end, cof-
fee, sofa, large
entertainment cabi-
net. Good condition
$1,200 456-1709

Girls Bike Next
$50 OBO. Pilates
machine $200
w2discs 453-9341

Bowflex Xtreme
Extra one hundred
pounds $550 cash
937-0187 Call after

Hot tub $500, 8 in 1
$125, Full size
French provincial
bedroom suite $250,
storage bench $40,
youth armoire $75

Band Shoes Good
condition, sizes
M6.5/W8, M5.5/W7
$5 Flute marching
arm liar. $2 457-

M u s i c a 1
Saxophone, alto,
advanced model w/
case. Well main-
tained, sounds great.
Good 6-college
$1,500 457-2656


LaCrasse Hunting
Boots Men's size
12M, worn once,
originally $130, will
sell for $50 850-

C o m p act
Refrigerator Good
condition. $50 454-


Autos for sale

Honda Accord
LX, sedan, 69K
miles, A/T, A/C, sil-
ver, garage kept,
clean $11,000 497-
1950 or 516-2102

1990 Buick Reatta
Limited Edition,
second owner, 97K
miles, automatic,
air, power windows.
Asking $7,500. Call
484-0928 or 698-
1752 Leave mes-

2008 Ford
Convertible, loaded,
leather, 36K miles
$15,500 478-319-

2007 Maxima Low
miles, leather, sun-
roof, Bluetooth, ask-
ing $20,500 Call

99 White Honda
Civic LX 4 door,
70K miles, auto,
cold A/C, power
window, doors,
locks & mirrors, CD
player, tinted win-
dows $5,850 982-
4333 or 332-6189

2002 BMW M3
Excellent condition,
original owner, 22K
miles, 6 speed, man-
ual. $19,900 951-

Trucks, SUVs and

2000 Jeep
Wrangler Sport-
$7500 OBO.
spd manual/125k
miles. 850-484-

1991 Ford F150
V8, 78,900 original
miles, Garage kept,
excellent condition.
$5,900 850-626-

Chevy Silverado
1500 LT 4WD Only
7,800 miles, immac-
ulate condition,
must see to appreci-
ate 380-2621

2004 Kawasaki
Ninja 636 Candy
orange with a 6 inch
stretch back tire.
Bike is also lowered,
recently painted,
very good looking
bike, title in hand.
$4,700 850-485-
9036 or
y.mil Call for pic-
tures of bike

2005 Honda
30th edition, many
extras, one owner
$13,600 OBO 850-


2008 Kawasaki
Concours with
Throtlemeister, han-
dlebar riser, footpeg
lowering kit, front
fender extender, and
Cee-Bailey wind-
shield, only 8,500
miles. Silver gray
color. Garage kept,
never dropped, no
dings or scratches,
like new. 850-572-
1546 or 251-946-
2654. Will email pix
upon request.
Misc. Motors

Rotorway Exec.
162 Wateman
blades, pro drive,
radio x-per, mode c,
sigtronics intercom,
cover and trailer
included. 76 total
time $42,000 Call
Jerry 704-502-6923

Real Estate


Flight Students 4-
5BR/3BA w/ pool
and workout studio,
Gulf Breeze, near
Live Oaks. 20 min.
to NAS/35 Whiting.
www. 1247ainswort
h.info $1,500/month

Beautiful Clean
Apartment For Rent
1BR/1BA, water
view, fully fur-
nished, quiet neigh-
borhood, near all
bases, available now
$675 includes utili-
ties 850-418-1031

3BR/1.5BA Fenced
yard, no pets, no
smoking 6322
Louisville Ave





3BR/2BA plus fami-
ly room, all ameni-
ties, well and sprin-
kler $1,100/month
+ deposit 850-456-
4369 Leave mes-

Windchase Bay
Scenic Hwy
2BR/2BA 1,014 sf,
$625/$600 478-
1951 ext 7230

Perdido Bay Golf
Club 3BR/2BA
Townhouse Close to
beaches and NAS
$850 Call 341-8210

2BR/1BA Home
For Rent Fenced
yard, garage, fam rm,
Ir, dr, hwdflrs, win-
dow A/C, floor fun,
pets OK $700/500

Perdido Key Beach
Condo Nice 1BR,
furnished, W/D,
pool, minutes to
NAS $695 Bills pd

3BR/2BA House
For Rent One car
garage, unfurnished
or partially furnished,
located on west side
$875/ month 256-

Beautiful, Clean
House for Rent- 3
BD, 2 BA $900/mo.
Near all bases,
Avail. now! Call

Real Estate

2BR/2BA Brick
Home 5 min to
NAS, 5 min to
Corry, refrigerator &
all kitchen appli-
ances, fenced back-
yard, single car
garage 293-8437

For Rent 2BR/1BA
house. Fenced yard,
near NAS
Pensacola. Call
Steve at 850-725-

Lillian 3BR/2BA
clubhouse with
pool, pier on
Perdido Bay, tennis
courts, 2 car garage
with workshop
$1,100/month 850-

Near NAS 3Bd/2Ba
Fenced Yard, Small
dog OK ,7376
Templeton Rd.
$1200.00 Avail.
1/1/10 850-554-
1880 or 850-554-
Homes for sale

4 BD/2BA, 2600
Sq.Ft. in Coventry
Est.,off Scenic Hwy.
Flat Roof, New
kitchen, Double
garage. $225K 850-
554-1880 or 850-

Home For Sale 4-
5BR/3BA w/ pool
and workout studio,
Gulf Breeze, near
Live Oaks. 20 min.
to NAS/35 Whiting.
www. 1247ainswort
h.info $279K OBO

House For Sale
4BR/2BA, screened
pool, hot tub, tile
floors, new lighting
fixtures, 626
Gardenview Ct.
$230,000 850-261-

3BR/2BA Home
For Sale Nice
neighborhood, close
to primary and mid-
dle school, 5 min to
NAS. Formal dining
room, sprinkler sys-
tem with well, fresh
paint, marble bath-
rooms $125,000

House For Sale
3 B R/ 1 BA
Waterfront, 100 ft
on Intercoastal.
Watch dolphins play
on a covered front
porch and deck. Lots
of storage. High and
dry. 3 stories w/ ele-
vator. $480,000.
251-961-1642 or

Walking distance
to Perdido Bay
access, 3BD/2BA. 3
all fenced beautiful
lots, front and back
screened porches,
low taxes $115,000
251-961-1642 or

N Milton 2 approved
lots. 3+ ac each.
Surveyed. Utilities in.
Paved road. 4 mi-
Whiting. Value!

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Queen Mattress
Set New, pillowtop
with warranty. $170

Living Room Set
Rich Brown Leather
Sofa $450, Loveseat
$450, chair $350 or
all for $1,000. 850-

Plush Microfiber
Sofa & Loveseat
In crates, retails for
$1,199. Sacrifice
$500. 850-255-3050

New King
Pillowtop Set In
plastic. Delivery
available. $230

Full Size Mattress
with Foundation
Still factory sealed
$125 850-471-0330

Tile and Marble
Kitchen and baths,
all floors, licensed
and insured, aller-
gy/mold, guaran-
teed, professional

Honda Civic-
2003 Hybrid, must
see # T3S030549
$9,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Ford Mustang
GT-2007 6 speed,
red leather #
T75223 4 5 3
$21,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Mercury Grand
LS, loaded #
$11,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Infinity 130-2001
Super clean, low
miles #T1T004109
$8,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Accord
LX 2 0 0 3
Automatic, only
64K miles #
P3A040094 $9,994
Pensacola Honda

Dodge Neon
Automatic, good
MPG #T4D646877
$6,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Accord-
2006 One owner,
only 31K miles #
P6G7 10534
$15,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

VW Beetle-2004
Cony, TDI, only
24K miles #
$15,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Toyota Camry
SE-2004 6 cylin-
der, only 28K miles
# T4U588615
$14,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Civic SI-
2007 Loaded, lots
of extras #
P7H7 10744
$16,993 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

VW Jetta TDI-
2006 One owner,
diesel, leather #
$13,992 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Toyota Camry
LE-1998 Moon
roof, spoiler #
$5,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Toyota Corolla
LE-2006 One
owner, low miles #
$12,591 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Acura TL-2007
Navi, loaded, must
see # P7A005190
$25,492 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Accord LX-
2008 Honda cert,
100K warranty
#P8C031473 $18,594
Pensacola Honda

Honda Accord
SE-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P7A168911
$17,592 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Civic EX-
2006 Honda cert,
100K warranty #
$16,592 Pensacola
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Honda Accord
EXL-2007 V6,
Honda cert, 100K
warranty #
$23,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Chevy 1500-2007
Reg cab, must see #
T7Z1 87675
$10,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Ridgeline
RTL-- 2006
Leather, loaded #
T6H56301 3
$18,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Mazda Tribute--
2005 Low miles,
nice SUV #
$12,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Jeep Wrangler--
2006 4x4, big
wheels, low miles #
P6074 6 5 4 5
$20,991 Pensacola
H o n d a

Nissan Armada--
2006 DVD, loaded
# T6N717194
$26,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Saturn Vue-2005
Only 61K miles #
T5S864544 $9,991
Pensacola Honda 1-

Honda Odyssey
EX-2001 One
owner #
T1H506428 $6,991
Pensacola Honda

Subaru Forester-
2009 Premium, one
owner #
$22,993 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Dodge Ram-2008
Crew cab, SLT,
loaded #
$18,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda CRV-
2002 EX, only 77K
miles #T2U012383
$11,592 Pensacola
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Ford Edge-2007
Super clean, one
owner #
$19,991 Pensacola
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Jeep Wrangler--
2007 Unlimited,
only 28K #
T7L 1 8 7 9 1 4
$22,992 Pensacola
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Ford Expedition-
2004 Third seat,
XLS, loaded #
$10,992 Pensacola
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Toyota Sequoia-
2002 Limited, only
85K miles #
$16,991 Pensacola
Honda 1-800-753-

Honda Odyssey
EXL-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P7B030113
$28,991 Pensacola
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Honda Odyssey
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$31,991 Pensacola
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Honda Pilot
EXL-2007 Honda
cert, 100K warranty
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$22,992 Pensacola
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Honda Ridgeline-
2006 RTL, Honda
cert, 100K warranty
# P6H512647
$24,991 Pensacola
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Honda Odyssey
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2007 CHEVY 1500 REG CAB
MUST SEE, T7Z187675





LOADED, P6X606678

2001 INFINITY 130


DVD, LOADED, T6N717194

ONLY 61K MILES, T5S864544


1-OWNER, T1H506428

1-OWNER, P9H705729

LOADED, T8B049856

1-OWNER, ONLY 31K MILES, P6G710534

ONLY 77K MILES, T2U012383

ONLY 24K MILES, T4M301693


ONLY 28K MILES, T4U588615


ONLY 28K, T7L187914




1-OWNER, LOW MILES, T60092946

ONLY 85K MILES, T2S065463


100K WARRANTY !!!!!!!!


HONDA CERT, 100K WARR, P7B030113




HONDA CERT, 100K WARR, P7B008531

HONDA CERT, 100K WARR, T6L033557





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