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Aerial acts thrill thousands at NAS Pensacola
More than 120,000 spectators watched the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, perform during the 2018 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Nov. 2 to 3 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The annual show, an NAS Pensacola mainstay, marked the end of the Blue Angels 2018 season, and is an event NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin said is the successful result of numerous departments’ efforts.
VT-4 Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) change of command todayCmdr. Jon Marek will transfer command of Training Squadron Four Squadron Augment Unit (VT-4 SAU) to Cmdr. Sara Taylor during a change of command ceremony at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 9 at VT-4 onboard NAS Pensacola. After 30 months in the top spot, Marek will turn over the squadron to his executive officer Taylor. Under Marek’s command, the squadron earned numerous accolades and conducted advanced undergraduate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training. The training encompassed ground and simulator training for student Naval Flight Officers (SNFOs) and international navigators.
USS Nimitz flight deck exhibit opens at museumVisitors will instantly notice something different when they walk through the front entrance of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM). A one-quarter scale replica of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) recently opened on the quarterdeck, a dynamic representation of modern naval air power that sets the stage for the more than century old history told throughout the NNAM’s exhibit spaces.
National Veterans and Military Families Month at BarrancasIn 2017, President Trump proclaimed November Veterans and Military Families Month, marking the first time America celebrated Veterans and military families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day, in keeping with the President’s strong focus on improving care and benefits to our nation’s heroes. To celebrate Veterans and Military Families Month, Barrancas National Cemetery (BNC) will hold the following events honoring veterans and their families throughout the month of November
NHP observes National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week
National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week is being observed at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) Nov. 4 through 10. Medical services professionals (MSPs) are the individuals behind the scenes who make certain the credentials of all providers who are caring for patients are correct and have been verified. MSPs are experts in provider credentialing and privileging, medical staff organization, accreditation and regulatory compliance and provider relations in the diverse health care industry.
MCPON Letter: Focus on building winning teams
The world stage is a very dynamic and challenging one, with many nations maturing their ability to efficiently operate in the maritime environment. The evolution of technology, and our Navy’s growth in this new “great powers” era demands that our Navy apply resources in a far more refined and complex manner. As our Navy’s storied legacy continues, the Navy the nation needs will demand more from us. We must become stronger, run faster and effectively build teams to compete and win in high-end warfare at sea.
NAS Whiting Field Ombudsman: A voice for the family
The importance of the Navy family cannot be over emphasized. With a history of the Navy Ombudsman spanning back to 1970 the program is an essential element that has helped countless families in times of need. According to the Navy.mil, website the program was introduced as a “means to address issues and concerns that are unique to Navy families.” Ombudsmen are primarily information and referral specialists who help command family members gain the assistance they need to succeed as part of the extended Navy family.
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For almost 100 years, Americans both Indian and non-Indian have urged that there be permanently designated by the nation a special place on the calendar to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States and their descendants: the American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Marathon-running NMOTC XO goes the distanceCapt. Michael Kohler was seated in an English class in 1994. His instructor asked the class to complete an unusual yet simple assignment. He had the class think of a remarkable accomplishment that would be fulfilled over the next 20 years. Kohler simply wrote down “to visit every state in the U.S.” In May of 2018, Kohler completed his goal from 1994, but with a twist.
CIWT names CTT1 Payne domain Sailor of YearThe Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its domainwide 2018 Sailor of the Year (SoY), Oct. 26. CIWT selected CTT1 John Payne, a Chesapeake, Va., native assigned to Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station. Payne was also selected as CIWT’s domain-wide 2018 Mid-Grade Enlisted Instructor of the Year (IoY).
OFF DUTY: Fitness prep for ThanksgivingReady for the Thanksgiving feast, but dreading the Thanksgiving gut? With the weather cooling down and the holidays right around the corner, Pensacola offers a host of runs around the city for even the biggest couch potatoes to get a few more steps in before the big seasonal feasts. Consider yourself a fitness junkie? There are runs for you as well.