June 2013 NSAP Freedom Flyer


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June 2013 NSAP Freedom Flyer

  1. 1. June 2013
  2. 2. Armed Forces Kids Run!1NSA Philadelphia MWRSponsors Armed Forces Kids Run
  3. 3. 2 As part of Armed Forces Day activities inMay each year, military dependants here in theUnited States, Bahrain, Greece, Puerto Rico, Ger-many, Japan, Iceland, England, and Italy will par-ticipate in America’s Kids Run. The annual Event began in 1986 as Ju-nior Bloomsday, the child’s answer to the annualBloomsday race that so captivates the Inland North-west in early May each year. Mike, whose own boyswere too young for Bloomsday in 1986, noticed thatdespite their ambitions, most children just couldn’tmanage the 7.46 mile Bloomsday course. So hedecided a Run for children would capture the ex-citement of the annual Bloomsday run; thus JuniorBloomsday was born - an event for children ages 5to 13. The younger kids would run ½ mile, with the7 & 8 year olds running 1 mile, and the older kidsrunning 2 miles. Over the years 120,000 childrenhave earned their own tee shirt by completing theannual spring run. After 16 years of success, Junior Bloomsdayrealized a name change was in order to capture thenational and international interest it was receivingby Military Bases, thus America’s Kids Run re-flected its growth beyond Spokane’s borders. Erwertexplains, “It is time to move forward with a namethat truly identifies the wonderful Event Spokanehas authored”. In May 2002 the first Summer Fitness Campfor 10-15 year olds was created at the request ofAir Force Family Services Agency in San Antonio,Texas. The Program has opportunities to grow withthe Navy Fitness Centers throughout the country. The Run has been recognized nationally inNational Geographic World, National Road RunnersManagement, Runner World, USA Today, and votedBest Children’s Run by Runner World May 2003.Armed Forces Kids Run Mission Statement, History andmore information can be found on the official ArmedForces Kids Run website: www.americaskidsrun.orgChildren participate in the Armed Forces Kids Run held at NavalSupport Activity Philadelphia May 18. Photos by Jenny Wallace
  4. 4. Battle of Midway RemembranceBattle of Midway: An unexpected victoryBy Jason Kelly, Naval History and Heritage Command What was it about the Battle of Midway that’simportant enough to talk about today and why arepeople still surprised – 71 years later – that the U.S.Navy was victorious? The Battle of Midway, which was fought overand near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at MidwayAtoll, represented the strategic high-water mark ofJapan’s Pacific Ocean war. Prior to the battle, Japanpossessed general naval superiority over the UnitedStates and could usually choose where and when toattack. The Battle of Midway shifted the naval powerdynamic of WWII. After Midway, the two opposingfleets were essentially equals, and that shift enabledthe United States to take the offensive. The battle began when Japanese naval forcesmoved on the base in an effort to draw out and de-stroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s aircraft carrier strikingforces, which had embarrassed the Japanese Navyin mid-April during the Doolittle Raid on Japan’shome islands and then again at the Battle of CoralSea in early May. Japan’s navy planned to quicklyknock down Midway’s defenses, follow up with aninvasion of Midway’s two small islands and estab-lish a Japanese air base there. Their plan was for theU.S. carriers to arrive at Midway too late to saveisland and for Japanese forces to have a sweepingvictory after U.S. naval forces proved insufficientcompared to well-tested strength of their carrier airpower. How did the U.S. Navy seize the victory andshift the naval power dynamics? The easy answeris superior intelligence. American communicationsintelligence deduced Japan’s plan well before battlebegan and allowed Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S.Pacific Fleet commander, to establish an ambushwith Navy carriers ready and waiting for theJapanese.This week, the Navy will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The battle, which took place June 4 to 7,1942, changed the course of the war in the Pacific and highlighted naval aviation’s vast capabilities. In this blog, the Naval His-tory and Heritage Command explains why the Battle of Midway was an unexpected victory.Scene on board USS Yorktown(CV 5), shortly after she was hitby three Japanese bombs, June 4,1942.Dense smoke is from fires inher uptakes, which was caused bya bomb that punctured them andknocked out her boilers. OfficialU.S. Navy Photograph, U.S. Na-tional Archives Collection.3
  5. 5. 4 On June 4, 1942, the trap – the second of the Pacific War’s great carrier battles – was sprung. U.S. navalaviators’ perseverance, sacrifice and skill, and a great deal of good luck on the American side cost Japan fourirreplaceable fleet carriers; only one of the three U.S. carriers present was lost. Although the base at Midwaywas damaged by Japan’s air attack, the base remained operational and later became a vital component in theAmerican trans-Pacific offensive. Why is Midway still remembered as one of the most important WWII battles?“This memorable American victory was of cardinal importance, notonly to the United States but to the whole Allied cause…At one stroke,the dominant position of Japan in the Pacific was reversed.” - Winston ChurchillBurning oil tanks on Sand Island, Midway, following the Japanese air attack delivered on the morning of 4 June 1942.These tanks were located near what was then the southern shore of Sand Island. This view looks inland from the vicinity of thebeach. Three Laysan Albatross (“Gooney Bird”) chicks are visible in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NationalArchives Collection.
  6. 6. NAVSUP WSS Awards5Excellence in Government Service HonoredBy Margaret Kenyon-Ely, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Office of Corporate Communications Numerous federal government civilianemployees and military anxiously awaited the an-nouncement as to whether or not they had won agold, silver or bronze medal, or a DistinguishedNominee certificate during the 2013 PhiladelphiaFederal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Gov-ernment Awards Ceremony conducted on the NavalSupport Activity (NSA) Philadelphia on May 16. A ceremony for organizations located closerto downtown Philadelphia was held at the federalbuilding in Center City on May 15.“If one is concerned with excellence in government,one should be concerned with the people who workin government,” said Philadelphia FEB Chair PegMannion as she kicked off the ceremony. “The single most important factor in deter-mining an organization’s success and effective-ness is the quality of its employees, and the federalgovernment is no exception,” she continued as shethanked all for their hard work and continued con-tributions made every day.In all, personnel from NAVSUP Weapon SystemsSupport (WSS); DLA Troop Support; Office ofCivilian Human Resources (OCHR) PhiladelphiaOperations Center; Defense Contract ManagementAgency (DCMA) Philadelphia; DCMA IndustrialAnalysis Center - (IAC); DCMA New Cumber-land; and DCMA Lockheed Martin won seven goldmedals, two silver medals and five bronze medals.Twenty-six individuals and teams walked away withDistinguished Nominee certificates. “Every individual and every team nominatedfor an award was determined by their home agencyto be outstanding and worthy of sharing the spot-light with the best of the best from across the Phila-delphia federal community,” said Philadelphia FEBExecutive Director Lisa Makosewski in her closingremarks. “Be proud of what you have accomplishedand continue to do great things like you always do.One of the judges said he was “inspired” by thework that was done. That’s high praise indeed,” sheadded. Among the official Command representativeswere: Capt. Joseph F. Dunn, Commander, DCMALockheed Martin; Col. Kenneth D. Copeland, Com-mander, DCMA Philadelphia; Capt. ChristopherS. Mosher, Director of Contracting, NASUP WSS;Mary Grace Dondiego, Director, DCMA - IAC;Robert Ratner, Chief of Staff, DLA Troop Support;Lt. Col. Dexter Daniel, Commander, DCMA NewCumberland; and Eileen Pieper-Shinn, Deputy Di-rector, OCHR Philadelphia.Philadelphia Federal Executive Board(FEB) Executive Director Lisa Ma-kosewski provides remarks to close outthe 2013 FEB Excellence in GovernmentAwards on the Naval Support Activity(NSA) Philadelphia on May 16. Photo byEd Maldonado, DLA Troop Support
  7. 7. 6Philadelphia Federal Executive Board(FEB) Chair Peg Mannion addresses amulti-agency crowd during the 2013 FEBExcellence in Government Awards on theNaval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphiaon May 16. Photo by Ed Maldonado, DLATroop Support.NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) and DLA Troop Support runners came out in force to participate in the annual BroadStreet Run in Philadelphia on May 5. Pictured from left to right: First Row - Capt. James Johnson, Lt. Long Tran, Lt. HishamSemaan, Capt. Will Recalde, Maj. Travis Tibbetts, Lt. Cmdr. La-Hesh Graham; Second Row - Lt. Josh Lasater, Lt. Cmdr. JohnMontinola, Clancy Wahlgren, Michelle Graham; Third row - James Godwin, Lt. Cmdr. Kristian Wahlgren, Lt. Cmdr. Matt Bolls,Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Richardson. Additional runners not pictured include: Cmdr. Matt Holman, Lt. Mike Tuddenham, Joan Hasen-mayer, Lt. Ron Navalta, LSCS Chris Lawrence, Cmdr. JB Theriault, Master Sgt. Frank Orduno. Photo by Ken Wong. Other key participants in the ceremony included emcee Mike Weisberg, NAVSUP WSS; National An-them singer LaTosha Wray, DLA Troop Support; and the Compound All Service Color Guard. Recognition coordinators from each participating agency were: Margaret Kenyon-Ely, NAVSUP WSS;Mike Markle, OCHR Philadelphia; Nikki Morgan, DCMA Lockheed Martin; Lynn Nicklous, DCMA - IAC;Nick Sistrun, DLA Troop Support; and Sherine Whitley, DCMA Philadelphia.Broad Street Run
  8. 8. You’veearned itDon’tWaste Itit wasn’t easy getting here.Drink responsibly.www.nadap.navy.mil
  9. 9. Freeeligibilty:Active duty, retirees, eligible family members, reservists, DoD civilians and contractors.registrAtion:Preregistration is encouraged. entries may be returned to the fitness center orfaxed to (215) 697-9044.NSAPhiladelphiaPrizesregister at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MWrsUMMerstriDesFor more information, contact the Fitness Centerat (215) 697-2055 or nsaphilmwr@navy.milt-shirts will be given tothe first 50 participantsthat register online.NSA Philadelphiawww.cnic.navy.mil/philadelphia
  10. 10. Memorial Day Ceremony9NSA Philadelphia Employees Remember the FallenBy Sarah Glinski, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Office of Corporate Communications Employees aboard the Naval Support Activ-ity (NSA) Philadelphia hung up their phones, walkedaway from their computers, and set aside theirthoughts of barbeques, swimming, and fireworks onMay 23 in order to pay respect to the nation’s fallenat the annual Memorial Day Ceremony sponsoredby the Philadelphia Compound Veterans Committee(PCVC). “On Memorial Day, more than any other day,we pause with pride to pay solemn tribute to our Na-tion’s fallen peacemakers – our departed heroes – whoknow far better than we that freedom is never free,”said NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support’s Comptrol-ler, Cmdr. J.B. Theriault, in his opening remarks. Theriault, who every day wears a braceletengraved with the name of his fallen friend, NavySupply Corps Cmdr. Phil Murphy-Sweet, impartedto his audience the urgency of remembering the truemeaning of Memorial Day in the midst of summerplans and of supporting those who are still fightingfor freedom. “Memorial Day is a solemn occasion tohonor not only these brave men and women whohave given their lives to protect freedom around theworld, but also to keep in mind their families,” thecommander said, “Like the Stonesifers, whose storyyou will hear today.” Theriault stepped down as Mrs. Ruth Stonesi-fer, former president of American Gold Star Moth-ers, Inc., walked to the podium and switched on theprojector screen. Above her, a young man smileddown through a photograph: it was her son, Kristo-for Stonesifer, who had been killed on the first nightof Operation Enduring Freedom. “When I reflect on this journey I was givenby my son’s death, I think about all the motherssince the American Revolution to the present whosaw their children off to war,” Stonesifer said, “AndI think about the soldiers resting in all of our Na-tional Cemeteries as only a mother can.” Reminiscing on the days spent with her sonand the days following his death, the Gold StarMother wove a wistful tale that, in the end, broughtmany to tears and brought all to a standing ovation.Mrs. Ruth Stonesifer, formerpresident of American GoldStar Mothers, Inc. andkeynote speaker of the May23 Naval Support ActivityPhiladelphia Memorial DayCeremony, addresses theaudience about the loss ofher son, who was killed onthe first day of OperationEnduring Freedom. Photoby NAVSUP WSS CommandPhotographer Jim Morrow.
  11. 11. Before she left the stage, Stonesifer boldly reminded audience members of their duty as free citi-zens of the United States: “A grateful nation remembers its fallen, and today, we as fellow Americansdedicate ourselves anew to the task of ensuring that none of our fallen shall ever be forgotten. Every day isMemorial Day. Remember.” Following Stonesifer’s moving speech, Theriault returned to the stage to give the Gold Star Mothera Commander’s Coin on behalf of Rear Adm. John G. King, Commander, NAVSUP Weapon SystemsSupport. In addition, Capt. Jeffrey Horton, Director of Procurement Process Support, DLA Troop Support,also presented Stonesifer with a token of his Command’s appreciation. Other highlights of the event included a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony conducted by retiredCol. Siegfried Honig, a wreath-laying ceremony, the stirring singing of the National Anthem by LaToshaWray, DLA Troop Support, and a heartrending performance of Taps played by Chief Petty OfficerMichael Grant.NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support’s ComptrollerCmdr. J.B. Theriault presents a Commander’sCoin on Rear Adm. John G. King’s behalf to for-mer American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. presidentMrs. Ruth Stonesifer, who served as the keynotespeaker during the annual Memorial Day Cere-mony on the Naval Support Activity Philadelphiaon May 23. Photo by NAVSUP WSS CommandPhotographer Jim Morrow.Asian Pacific Heritage CeremonyAfter a lively and entertain-ing traditional performanceby the Wan Chi Ming HungGar Institute Dragon and LionDance Team, NAVSUP WeaponSystems Support’s Cmdr. DanielB. Hodgson, SC, USN presentsthe group with a Commander’sCoin on behalf of CommanderRear Adm. John G. King, SC,USN. The dance troupe was thefeatured performer during theannual Asian American andPacific Islander Heritage Monthprogram on the Naval SupportActivity (NSA) Philadelphiaon May 16. Photo by MargaretKenyon-Ely, NAVSUP WSSCorporate Communications.10
  12. 12. Tour of Navy Facilities in PhiladelphiaNAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) Com-mander Rear Adm. John G. King, SC, USN andMaj. Thomas Brannan, Section Two BranchHead in the Engines Integrated Weapons SupportTeam (IWST), kick off a Naval Support Activity(NSA) Philadelphia tour on May 16 for BenjaminFranklin Elementary School students involvedwith the 2012 - 13 NAVSUP WSS TutoringProgram. Photo by NAVSUP WSS CommandPhotographer Jim Morrow.11Tour of Navy Facilities in PhiladelphiaInspires Local Fifth GradersBy David Whitten, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Engines Department Nine eager fifth grade students from BenjaminFranklin Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphiawere treated to a dynamic, hands on tour of NavalSupport Activity (NSA) Philadelphia on May 16. Thisexciting learning event culminated the 2012-2013NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) TutoringProgram, which is made possible by employees whovolunteer their time every other week of the schoolyear to help the students with their learning assign-ments at school. “The greatest value of the program is that itfosters an excellent opportunity to develop a benefi-cial mentoring relationship as the school year unfoldsfrom October through June. Students graduate with anenhanced sense of self esteem that facilitates their fu-ture education and encourages them to make contribu-tions to the well being of the community,” said Tutor-ing Program head, John Badecki, NAVSUP WSS. The tour began with a wartime slide show nar-rated by Maj. Thomas Brannan, Section Two BranchHead in the NAVSUP WSS Engines IntegratedWeapons Support Team (IWST). Brannan stimulatedthe students’ interest and questions by sharing hispersonal on the ground experiences in Operation IraqiFreedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The stu-dents could understand first hand that war in the realworld is very different from how it is glamorized inmovies and video games. NAVSUP WSS Commander Rear Adm. JohnG. King then encouraged the students to work hardin school in order to prepare for a promising careerin the field of their choice. Several enthusiasticstudents indicated a strong interest in entering themilitary to keep our country safe and free. Taking advantage of the fine spring weatherand fresh air outside, the students then marched tothe front lawn of NAVSUP WSS Building 1 to learnabout the aircraft on display. Richard Jethon, anengineer in NAVSUP WSS Engineering and Prod-uct Support, led the students on the tour and drewon his personal experience as a Marine Corps pilotto answer their questions about bombers, fighters,helicopters and unmanned drone aircraft. After lunch, the Compound Navy bus tookstudents and tutors to the Defense Logistics Agency(DLA) Flag Room in Building Five. The seam-stresses in the Flag Room showed the students howthey hand stitch military flags in accordance withthe exacting specifications of the Military HeraldryInstitute. The climax of the day occurred when thestudents wrote their names inside the fabric backingof a presidential flag that will be placed in the OvalOffice of the White House. Each student was givena sample of the pure silk thread used to embroiderthe flags. The first hand experiences provided duringthis educational day will help to give the students abetter understanding of the role played by the activi-ties on NSA Philadelphia in promoting the UnitedStates’ national defense. All of the Department ofDefense (DOD) participants involved with the tutor-ing program were very pleased to have this opportu-nity to serve the local community.
  13. 13. Aviation Structural Mechanic 2ndClass Jeffrey Cmar prepares toswing at a softball pitch during agame at Naval Support Activity(NSA) Philadelphia May 22. U.S.Navy Photo by Mass Communi-cation Specialist 2nd Class AceRheaume.12Photos From Around The Base!Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mechanicsburg and NSA Philadelphia take a group photo with the Master ChiefPetty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens after an all hands brief in NSA Mechanicsburg May 29. U.S. Navy Photoby Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume.
  14. 14. Pretzel Day!More than 300 Department of Defense and military members attached toNaval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia recieved free pretzels duringMorale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Pretzel Day May 31. U.S. NavyPhoto by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ace Rheaume.
  15. 15. For more information contact EERE Information Center:1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463)www.eere.energy.gov/informationcenterWe’re on target.Simple actions every day add up to big results: • Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and solid-state lights (SSLs) • Purchase ENERGY STAR® equipment • Turn out lights and shut off computers and TVs when not in use • Combine trips, share rides, and use mass transit • Reduce, reuse, recycleFind out more. Visit:www.energysavers.govBy developing renewable resources and using efficient technologies,we can protect the environment, stimulate the economy,and increase energy security.POWERING AMERICA
  16. 16. Asbestos Safety Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It’s an excellent fire, heat and sound insulatorwhich have been used in gaskets, brake shoes/pads, as well as Asbestos Containing Building Material(ACBM). ACBM comes in the form of sprayed or troweled-on fireproofing, acoustical or decorativesurfacing materials, Thermal System Insulation (TSI) and miscellaneous products including plasters oras siding, roofing, window glazing and wallboard. Asbestos that can be crumbled in your hand is called friable. The mineral fibers break intostill smaller microscopic fibers which may become airborne. Examples of friable asbestos productsinclude some types of thermal system insulation or pipe lagging and sprayed on surfacing materials.Fibers in non-friable asbestos cement, mastic, asphalt and vinyl floor tiles are usually firmly bound inthe cement or tile material and will be released only if the material is mechanically damaged by cut-ting, sanding or weathering. Personnel who come into contact with or actually remove or encapsulate asbestos containingmaterials must be trained. Only trained NAVFAC MIDLANT asbestos workers or licensed contractorsmay disturb or remove ACBM. Asbestos abatement repair or removal requires extensive engineeringcontrols such as wetting the material prior to starting, enclosing the work area to contain fibers, ven-tilating the area and vacuuming only with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and equippingworkers with special protective clothing and respiratory protection. After abatement, the air must betested to ensure a safe and healthful environment. The Safety Office should be notified of potential or suspected asbestos disturbance. If ACBMis inadvertently disturbed, the NAVFAC MIDLANT abatement team needs to be notified to safelyresolve the situation. All asbestos projects must be reviewed by the Safety Office.Asbestos Informationa. Airborne asbestos fibers present a potential health hazard.b. Personnel who perform housekeeping should be aware of which materials in their area may containasbestos or presumed Asbestos Containing Building Material (ACBM). Any change in the conditionof these materials or their accidental disturbance should be reported to their supervisor or manage-ment, and the Safety Office. Corrective action will then be initiated. Please do not attempt to clean upasbestos or ACBM yourself.c. Buildings constructed before 1980 are presumed to have asbestos containing floor tile. Any car-peted area is assumed to have asbestos floor tile beneath it. Asbestos containing floor tile is usually 9”x 9” size tile, not 12” x 12” size tile. Asbestos floor tile is considered non-friable and does not consti-tute a health hazard unless it is sanded, ground or crushed. Carpet should not be removed without firsthaving any tile beneath it tested for asbestos.d. Do not disturb or cause damage to ACBM: no sanding, grinding, drilling or abrading of materialsor causing damage with any type of equipment. Routine cleaning of vinyl asbestos floors (usually 9” x9” floor tile) is authorized as long as buffers and strippers (300 rpm or less) do not damage the surfaceof the floor tiles.e. Smoking increases the risk of health hazards associated with exposure to airborne asbestos fibersby 50 to 90 times. Asbestosis and Mesothelioma are the primary health hazards of airborne asbestosfiber exposure. Be safe and smart, immediately report any suspected asbestos to your supervisor, man-agement or the Safety Office.
  17. 17. MWR/ITTSummer 2013 MWR EventsThursday, June 20 @ 11:30 – Summer Strides 5KWednesday, June 26 @ 2:00 – Water Ice Day (CIVMWR)July 1 through August 31 - Fitness Incentive Program – Celebrate America!Wednesday, July 17 (TBD) – Base Picnic (CIVMWR)Thursday, July 25 (TBD) – Fitness WalkWednesday, August 14 @ 2:00 – Ice Cream Day (CIVMWR)Wednesday, August 21 (TBD) - Fitness WalkSeptember 1 – 30 - Fitness Incentive Program -10,000 Step ChallengeThursday, September 19 @ 2:00 – Good bye to Summer Lemonade Day(CIVMWR)Thursday, September 26 @ 11:30 – 5KLooking for a way to enjoy Philadelphia this weekend? Why not take a ride on a Big Bus Tour or take advantageof the CityPass. The weather is expected to be perfect for exploring the City of Brotherly Love!The Big Bus Tour takes you to all of the best tourist attractions. The tour departs from corner 5th and MarketStreets and stops at the Independence Visitor’s Center, Chinatown, Love Park, the “Rocky Steps”, Penn’s Land-ing, and many other sites. Passengers can hop on and off as much as they please or just sit back and enjoy theride! Adult tickets are $25 and children’s tickets are $9.CityPass gives you access to some of the most popular “must see” Philadelphia attractions - the Franklin Insti-tute, Adventure Aquarium, the Philadelphia Trolley Works Tour, the Big Bus Company tour, the Philadelphia Zoo,National Constitution Center OR The Academy of Natural Sciences, and Eastern State Penitentiary OR PleaseTouch Museum. CityPASS is valid 9 days from day of first use. Price is $52.50 for adults and $34.50 for childrenages 3-11.The NSA Philadelphia MWR ITT office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The office is located inBldg.15, across from the cafeteria. For more information about available tickets, please contact the ITT office at215-697-5392 or e-mail NSAPHILITT@navy.mil.17
  18. 18. Commanding OfficerCapt. James W. SmartOfficer-in-ChargeCmdr. Robert SpeightDeputy Site Manager NSAPDennis DonahueSite Manager PNYHTCS(SW) Charles BrautcheckEditorial DirectorMC2(SCW) Ace RheaumeThe Freedom Flyer is an authorized publication formembers of the military service and civilian personnelof the Navy and Department of Defense commands andactivities located at the Naval Support Activity (NSA)Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Its con-tents do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S.Government, the Department of Defense, nor the U.S.Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. Theeditorial content of this publication is reviewed, pre-pared, and distributed by the NSA Philadelphia Pub-lic Affairs Office. For more information please contactMC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume, NSA Philadelphia Public Af-fairs Officer, at 215-697-5995 or ace.rheaume@navy.mil.The Freedom Flyer will publish free listings ofpersonal items for sale by personnel of the Navaland Defense Activities at Philadelphia. Such itemsand services must represent an incidental exchangebetween personnel on the installation and not bebusiness operations. Ads are limited to 15 words,include Command/Code, one per employee, andphotos are highly encouraged. Work extensionsmay only be used on car and van pool ads. All oth-ers must use a home or cell phone number. Ads areprinted on a space available basis.Send submissions to MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume atace.rheaume@navy.mil.ClassifiedsFind us on Facebook!“Naval Support Activity Philadelphia”Spring and summer reservations are available for theMWR Picnic Pavilion Area. The rental fee is $70 andincludes use of the MWR pavilion, sand volleyball court,horseshoe pits, the basketball court, and assorted lawngames. Access to a refrigerator and indoor restroomsis also included. (Payment of the rental fee is requiredto reserve your date.)Looking for something fun to do after work? FransHangar Bay (MWR All Hands Club) is open Wednesdayand Thursday nights at 4:00. The Club is also availableto rent for your next special occasion.Planning a trip to New York City? Did you know thatyou could book a show, tours, dinner, and an over-night stay through MWRs Broadway Spotlight TicketProgram? Visit the website at http://www.broadway-getaways.com/packages/packages.taf?pid=136215to see all of the wonderful opportunities available toyou. Want to enjoy a delicious meal before or afterthe show? Make reservations for a three course mealat the famous Russian Tea Room or Sardis. You caneven purchase tickets to visit the Empire State BuildingObservatory or Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.Also available are hotel accommodations at some ofthe citys best hotels, such as the Waldorf-Astoria andthe Four Seasons.Tickets are now available for the exhibit “Spy: TheSecret World of Espionage” at the Franklin Institute.Exhibit tickets are $23 when purchased through theMWR ITT office. This is a $5 savings per ticket. Tick-ets include admission to the Spy exhibit, regular Frank-lin Institute exhibitions, and one Planetarium show.The exhibit will be at the Franklin Institute through Oc-tober 6. Be sure to visit the Franklin Institute websiteat http://www.fi.edu/spy/ for additional informationabout the exhibit and operating hours.For more information, please contact the ITT office at 215-697-5392 or NSAPHILITT@navy.mil or the Club office at215-697-2297 or e-mail NSAPHILMWR@navy.mil.18