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New commanding officer takes over at NAS Pensacola
The largest base in Commander, Navy Region Southeast hosted a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola March 14. Capt. Christopher Martin, the NAS Pensacola commanding officer since March 2016, turned over responsibilities of the base to Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr., during the twohour ceremony at which Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) commander, presided.
NETC announces FY-20 Advanced Education Voucher Program for senior enlistedThe Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced March 15 the FY-20 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. The AEV program provides financial assistance to selected senior enlisted personnel (E-7 to E-9) to complete postsecondary, Navy-relevant degrees through off-duty education.
NNHP’s Satellite Pharmacy transitioning to refill servicesStarting April 1, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Satellite Pharmacy, located next to the Commissary, will discontinue processing new prescriptions in order to begin minor renovations to receive new equipment from NHP’s Pharmacy to improve the refill process. Due to the relocation of the equipment during NHP’s Pharmacy remodel, the Satellite Pharmacy, which fills more than 1,200 prescriptions a day, will only provide prescription refill pick-up services.
Get ready to Rock N Fly with the Blues tomorrowThe annual Rock N Fly half marathon and 5K charity run is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, March 23 at 8 a.m. onboard NAS Pensacola. This will be the sixth year in a row runners participate in the race which gives one hundred percent of the proceeds to charity, including a big donation to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Those who wish to sign-up last minute still have a chance today, March 22 at Seville Quarter from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will also be a final sign-up on the day of the race at Radford gym from 6 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.
Deputy secretary of defense-education and Training Visits NATTC
AS1 Randy Miracle (right), demonstrates the Multipurpose Reconfigurable Training System (MRTS) 3D Mobile Electric Power Plant (MEPP) simulator at Naval Air Technical Training Center to Charles Drummond, deputy assistant secretary of defense for education and training in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness. MRTS 3D allows Sailors to use touch screens to see and access parts of tactical equipment in a video game simulation environment. MRTS 3D is an example of the kind of technology Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division Orlando is pursuing as part of Sailor 2025’s Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) initiative, to increase the number of “reps and sets” a Sailor can perform before actually interacting with physical equipment or systems. Drummond toured NATTC during a visit to Pensacola that also included Naval Education and Training Command, where he discussed topics such as credentialing, RRL and information technology transformation initiatives. Photo by AEC Ben Romero
Change of command at NASP: A photo essay
Command of Naval Air Station Pensacola changed hands March 14 as Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. relieved Capt. Christopher Martin in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum. Featured this week is a full color photo essay covering the change of command, as well as Cmdr. Martin's retirement from service.
Rosa assumes command of TraWing-5 on board NASWF
Capt. Doug Rosa, U.S. Navy, took command of Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) in a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) March 14. He assumed the title of commodore for the Navy’s largest aviation training wing. Marine Col. Dave Morris relinquished command at the event after 18 months as commodore. He will move onto another assignment at the Pentagon.
Prepare a counterattack to take back your lawn
Spring is here and home and business owners are cleaning and preparing lawn and garden equipment. “Many are so eager to pull out lawn and garden equipment once spring arrives that they sometimes forget basic steps to ensure the powerhouse of the equipment – the engine – is in good working order,” Kris Kiser, president and CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute said.
IWTC Corry Station master chief ensures Navy readinessAs the Navy’s top enlisted paygrade, master chiefs make up just one percent of the Navy, and are known to be afforded more responsibility than any other enlisted rank in the world. It is also known that chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs get the hard things done and “make the Navy run.”
2019 Midway Class Reunion eventThe 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be checkin and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between May 7, 8 and 9.
OFF DUTY: Pensacola JazzFest is back soonthe 36th Annual Pensacola JazzFest with a stellar lineup of national, regional and local musicians and vocalists. Drawing thousands of jazz lovers to its annual premier event, Jazz Pensacola promises a spectacular weekend. The party will take place April 6 through 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Seville Square. The event is free and open to the public.