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NAS Pensacola hosts OBAP Dream Flight
More than 150 high school students from Atlanta and other parts of the country visited Naval Air Station Pensacola July 16 through the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals’ annual Project Aerospace Dream Flight, a partnership with Delta Airlines. The OBAP Dream Flight, a national initiative designed to foster interest among high school-aged students about potential careers in the aerospace industry, is an organizational mainstay, something NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. said is pivotal to the continued successes of the civilian and military aviation communities.
IWTC Corry Station changes commandCmdr. Zach McKeehan relieved Cmdr. Chad Smith as commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station during a change of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola July 10. Smith, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, assumed command of IWTC Corry Station in September 2017, and was responsible for leading the largest schoolhouse in the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) domain.
Vacation Bible School at NAS PensacolaThe Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Chapel is hosting a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to 12. The Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held July 29 through Aug. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night and is open to all military dependents. During the week long religious education program, children will learn about the Christian Bible through stories, games, arts and crafts and more.
NAS Pensacola’s FFSC encouraging financial readinessThe Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) is reminding service members and their families to take advantage of the organization’s financial planning resources, including classes and individual financial responsibility counseling sessions.
Blue Angels announce 2020 officers
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced officers selected for the 2020 air show season, July 15. The squadron selected two F/A-18 demonstration pilots, two C-130 pilots, a maintenance officer and public affairs officer to replace outgoing team members.
Sea Breeze 2019 partners celebrate Navy Day in Ukraine
Ukranian President joined the Ukrainian Navy, military members from exercise Sea Breeze 2019, and the public to celebrate Navy Day in Odesa, Ukraine, July 7. While at the public event, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made remarks, presented medals to Ukrainian service members, visited with Ukrainians, toured foreign ships and attended several meetings and briefings.
Exercise Resolute Sun: improving readiness in amphibious operations
U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion (TSB), Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics participated in exercise Resolute Sun from June 11 to 19. The exercise allowed Marines to increase combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during a joint logistics over-the-shore scenario.
New admin officer arrives at NAS Whiting Field
Julie Broadwater is the new administration officer for NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) and it does not take long to notice her naval history. The retired Navy senior chief yeoman (YN) comes with a wealth of knowledge and is now settled in onboard the installation. Her last position was with Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC), Saufley Field and she is a former YN with the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
NAS Whiting Field holds winging ceremony
Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) held a naval aviator designation ceremony o board Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) in the Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium July 12, pinning 25 new helicopter pilots with their wings of gold. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Capt. Eric Gleason, USCG Commanding Officer, USCG Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photos by Jamie Link, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office
Stay alive: Lightning facts, figures and safety
Of those struck, about 30 people are killed and others suffer lifelong disabilities. Most of these tragedies can be prevented. When thunderstorms threaten, get inside a building with plumbing and electricity, or a hard-topped metal vehicle! The National Weather Service collects information on weatherrelated deaths to learn how to prevent these tragedies. Many lightning victims say they were “caught” outside in the storm and could not get to a safe place. Other victims simply waited too long before seeking shelter. With proper planning, similar tragedies can be avoided.
Pensacola native serves aboard nation’s newest carrierA Pensacola, Florida, native and 2018 Pensacola Christian College graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the service’s newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). MCSN Zachary Melvin is a mass communication specialist aboard the carrier homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.
Purple Heart recipients sought for recognitionThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients.
OFF DUTY: Saenger Classic Movie SeriesThe Saenger Classic Movies Series line-up is final. Members of the Saenger eNews voted in a survey for the lineup that begins Saturday, July 20. The Alfred Hitchcock Classic Movie Series will also screen at 2 p.m. on Sundays.