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NMOTC graduates Navy’s first R2LM team
The Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver team (R2LM) graduated from training Aug. 11 at Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) East onboard Naval Station Norfolk. The team consists of seven Navy Medicine professionals who met each other for the first time three weeks ago. During the course, R2LM members shared prior experiences, attended briefs, and drilled on treating combat casualties, honing their skills and strengthening their bond as a team.
Naval hospital best option for prescriptionsTRICARE beneficiaries in the Pensacola area needing prescriptions have lots of options, including Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP’s) Pharmacy. The pharmacy offers several options to make the experience of getting new prescriptions or refilling old ones as easy as possible. Plus, there are never any copays or costs when using a military treatment facility’s pharmacy. Beneficiaries picking up new prescriptions at the NHP Main Pharmacy in the hospital have three options available to them.
CNETC Cozad visits advancement centerRear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander of the Naval Education and Training Command (right), paid his first visit to the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Aug. 4, and was brought up-to-speed on various topics including Navy Advancement and the Navy College Program. In the photo, Cmdr. Doug Johnson (left), Navy Advancement Center director, explains how the exam answer sheets are scanned. Cozad toured the Navy Advancement Center, visiting with the team that develops, distributes, scores and writes bibliographies for 500 exams under 83 ratings and processes more than 280,000 answer sheets a year. Photo by Ed Barker
NSWC Panama City hosts ANTX 2017Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) hosted the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 for the first time Aug. 15 and 16 in Panama City. ANTX 2017, a high velocity learning event, was a multi-site event hosted by both NSWC PCD in Panama City and Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport on the same date in two locations. The ANTX 2017 theme was “Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment (BPCE).” ANTX provided a low-risk environment in which scientists and engineers evaluated their technological innovations at the research and development level before their technologies become militarized and integrated at the operational level. ANTX is an annual multi-day event originally created by NUWC Division Newport to demonstrate future Navy technologies in action today. Naval warfare centers, universities and industry partners were invited to showcase their latest unmanned systems and related technologies.
NAS Pensacola History in Focus: Identify this photo
NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month).
Navy Doctrine Library moves, improves online site
Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) commenced training recently for the Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver (R2LM) course at Naval Station Norfolk. The objective of the pilot course, being held at Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) East, is to apply the concept of combat operational and medical training to a seven-person combat trauma team. “NMOTC and SWMI East are responding to the operational medicine need to train doctors, nurses and corpsmen that really simulate what our people will see in the battlefield and an operational setting, whether that’s on a ship or in a tent in Iraq or Afghanistan,” explained Cmdr. Christopher Niles, director of training at NMOTC and R2LM course pilot chairman.
Remembering the Yeomen (F): WAVES 75th anniversary
Seveny-five years ago, July 30, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Public Law 689 creating the women’s reserve as an integral part of the Navy and solidifying WAVES’ place in history. However, the origin of WAVES goes back to World War I, when Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels sought additional workers after learning that the civil services could not meet the need for clerical support. Since the Naval Reserve Act of 1916 read that any U.S. citizen could join, Daniels recruited women. On March 17, 1917, Loretta Perfectus Walsh distinguished herself as the first enlisted woman, forever changing the Navy. More than 11,000 women joined her, working in naval districts across the United States, particularly in Washington, D.C.
Whiting Field was once home to German POWs
During the final months of World War II, Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field (NAASWF) continued to mold itself into one of the premiere aviation facilities in the United States. Ironically, names such as Pvt. Franz Gruber, Sgt. Erich Scherz, Pvt. Heinrich Pleuger and Pvt. Fritz Belitza were among the many men who played an important role in shaping the infrastructure that ensured the success of the fledgling airfield.
CIWT announces its Civilians of the QuarterCenter for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2017 second quarter Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) and Civilian Instructor of the Quarter (CIoQ) July 27. CIWT selected Richard Berger, training department head for Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey, as Supervisor CoQ; Nick Belder, an information technology specialist from IWTC San Diego as Non-supervisor CoQ; and Kismet Clark, course supervisor for the Systems Administration Course at IWTC Virginia Beach, as its CIoQ.
NAS Pensacola water quality reports are onlineThe annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola/Corry Station and Saufley Field water systems are available on the NAS Pensacola website. Visit here and here 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality reports for NAS Pensacola/Corry Station and Saufley Field water systems and learn more about your water. If you prefer a paper copy, contact Integrated Science Solutions Inc. at 452-3908.
OFF DUTY: Nina Fritz joins PCC as artist in residenceThe Pensacola Cultural Center (PCC) proudly presents their premiere artist in residence Nina Fritz with an opening reception to be held Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PCC will open a unique exhibition featuring this local award-winning artist. The exhibit will feature more than 20 works by Fritz, including her highly regarded portraits. She will also be creating a live portrait impression during the event and her works will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds benefitting PCC.