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Service members, civilian employees ‘Chalk the Walk’ at NAS Pensacola
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola service members and civilian employees participated in a nationwide initiative designed to promote awareness of sexual assault and bring messages of support to victims of sexual assault April 12 onboard NAS Pensacola. “Chalk the Walk,” sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), was observed at NAS Pensacola areas.
Pensacola NEX to host ‘Welcome Aboard Weekend’The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Navy Exchange (NEX), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) are scheduled to host a “Welcome Aboard Weekend” celebration April 26 and 27 onboard NAS Pensacola. The “Welcome Aboard Weekend,” designed to provide an opportunity for newly-reported service members and contests and a magician.
Richard Cole, last Doolittle Raider, passesRetired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raid and an original Air Commando, passed away at the age of 103, April 9. Cole made a lasting impact on Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Fla. “He was an Air Commando that understood the responsibility of freedom,” Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AFSOC commander said. “He was, in every sense of the word, a hero.”
Navy survey to address privatized housing issuesAs a result of recent concerns of sub-standard privatized housing conditions across the military branches, Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson has directed an “out of cycle” housing survey be given to all Sailors currently living in the housing. The intent of the survey, which will be conducted from April 2 to 30 by an independent third party, is to determine residents’ overall satisfaction with privatized housing, to include health and safety concerns.
Gaither High School named NJROTC Nationals Champions
Gaither High School from Tampa, Fla. claimed this year’s title at the 2019 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola April 5 to 6. The 26 NJROTC units, representing 14 states from coast-to-coast, were challenged on their athleticism, tested in academics and evaluated on the drill deck during the competition held at the Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) Chevalier Hall.
SITE Program provides resources and guidance for young adults
Early morning the yellow bus arrives on the installation and unloads young adults and the guidance begins. The goal is to provide them with help and support as they enter the workforce. The SITE (Skills for Independence, Transition and Employment) Program has been onboard for 18 consecutive years at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF).
Pensacola, Gulf Breeze aviators receive Wings of Gold
Two local aviation professionals received their Wings of Gold at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently after completing helicopter flight school – a challenging training regimen – with Training Air Wing Five. Pensacola, Fla. native, Ens. Alexander K. Dinelli, received his wings from his father, retired Navy Capt. Lance Dinelli. Gulf Breeze, Fla. native Lt.j.g. Jessica R. Fromularo received her wings, pinned on by her father, retired Marine Corps Maj. John Fromularo. NASWF photos
Earth Day and the Navy
Since the 1990s, the Department of the Navy and other military services have typically celebrated Earth Day annually with themes, “green” installation events that are open to the public and/or military personnel, participation in community and/or educational outreach activities, and articles or other information products that highlight local Earth Day events and ongoing Navy/Marine Corps environmental and energy programs.
Naval Hospital Pensacola: Eight minutes for a new crownUsing a computer-aided design (CAD) machine equipped with diamond tip drills, dentists at one of NHP’s Naval Branch Health Clinics (NBHC) with a CAD machine can make and install a crown during the same appointment. To ensure all the dentists throughout NHP are properly trained and privileged to use the CAD machine, NBHC Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Dental Clinic hosted a week of training April 2 through 5.
Enlisted Recognition Breakfast at Seville QuarterThe Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will host the annual Military Enlisted Recognition Breakfast April 25 at 7:30 a.m. at Seville Quarter, Heritage Hall 148 East Government Street in downtown Pensacola. The Enlisted Recognition Breakfast honors military enlisted members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their respective commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously. Navy Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor.
OFF DUTY: The Pawty returns to PalafoxThe Pensacola Humane Society brings four-legged, furry-friended goodness downtown. Relish in the glory that is doggos on April 27. The event lasts from 9 am to 1 pm and is divisible into two parts. The first part consists of a 3K fundraising dog walk that starts at Plaza de Luna and circles around Palafox. Register to brave the tongue-panting sweat as part of a pack with friends, family or coworkers or as a lone wolf. Although this distinction is an important one it won’t fundamentally change a person’s contribution to the fundraiser.