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Pensacola-area CPOs pinned onboard NASP
Nearly sixty Pensacola-area Sailors were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a pinning ceremony Sept. 14 in the Charles A. Taylor Hangar onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The 54 newest Pensacola-area CPOs, from commands located onboard NASP, received their anchors during the traditional ceremony attended by several hundred service members, civilian employees, family and friends.
NAS Pensacola CO signs Suicide Prevention ProclamationNaval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin signed a proclamation in support of the Navywide “Act, Care and Treat” (ACT) suicide training program onboard NASP Sept. 13. The Suicide Prevention Proclamation (SPP) is part of a Navywide initiative designed to highlight the importance of taking action and recognizing the impact of stressors in service members’ daily lives as well as developing protective measures against stressors and suicide.
NASP Corry Station’s, NHP’s newest CPOs don anchorsThirty-two Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, donned their chief petty officer (CPO) anchors during a pinning ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola Sept. 14.
Navy remembers 9/11, honors victimsThe U.S. Navy community remembered 9/11 and honored those who lost their lives with somber tributes held across the United States and around the globe Sept. 11 as people paused to commemorate the events that changed the world. Special ceremonies were held on the three naval ships that bear the names of the 9/11 crash sites. Three years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 and injured more than 6,000 others when hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa., Sept. 11, 2001, the Navy announced it would commission three ships to honor victims and first responders.
Navy awards Boeing contract to design MQ-25A Stingray
The Navy awarded a contract to The Boeing Co. Aug. 30 for the MQ-25A Stingray, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. This fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery and support of four MQ- 25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration into the carrier air wing for an initial operational capability by 2024.
Newest NAS Whiting Field CPOs pinned
NAS Whiting Field’s newest chief petty officers, ACC Jason Miller, AZC Jermanda Henry, AWSC Robert Hand and ABHC Michael Houtchens were pinned in a ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola Sept. 14. They completed a rigorous six-week indoctrination and training period, culminating in the pinning ceremony. Photo by Jamie Link
Kingston native is integral at Navy’s top learning centerA Kingston, Tenn. native works for a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. David Walker works as a contracting officer’s representative and operates out of the Center for Information Warfare Training onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Gulf Coast retired military seminar Oct. 13The 45th annual Gulf Coast Area Retired Military Seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13, at the Mustin Beach Club. The keynote speaker will be retired Navy Capt. Paul Frost. He will present a legislative update on military and veterans benefits. Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer of Naval Hospital Pensacola, is also scheduled to speak.
OFF DUTY: Seafood takes over Seville SquareThe annual Pensacola Seafood Festival will take over Seville Square Sept. 28 through 30. Times for the festival will be as follows: Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September.