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NASP conducts tree-lighting ceremony, Trees for Troops
NAS Pensacola (NASP) held its annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Mustin Beach Club Dec. 1. The event was sponsored by NASP’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program. The director of NASP’s MWR, Kerry Shanaghan, was proud of the way the evening turned out. “A lot of work went into this occasion,” Shanaghan said. “Many different commands were involved and it took a team effort to put this event together.”
NMOTC investigates in-flight physiologic eventsNavy Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), is host to scientific research using a new technology that could potentially become an early-warning signal to military pilots who are experiencing inflight physiologic events such as hypoxia. The senior medical officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), who coordinates all NAMI research, is working with new Electroencephalogram (EEG) technology for use in hypoxia detection.
Wearing new ranks at NASP: 15 Sailors frockedFifteen Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola were advanced to their next rank during a frocking ceremony held onboard the base Dec. 1 in Bldg. 1504. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin reminded the newly-frocked petty officers that with this promotion comes added responsibility. “This is a huge day for you all,” Martin said. “The bar is now set higher and more will be expected from you.”
Aircrew shoot to qualify at NAS PensacolaIf an aircrew finds itself in enemy territory, the training they received from the 514th Security Forces Squadron’s Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) team will mean the difference between life and death. CATM’s mission is to prepare Airmen in case they ever need to use a weapon. The CATM team trained four C-17 Globemaster III pilots and two loadmasters with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, on the M9 pistol at the pistol range at Naval Air Station Pensacola recently.
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).
Lean In Circles encourage female leadership, equal opportunity
Amplification is the new buzz word when it comes to empowering women within the workplace and it is catching on at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) thanks to the ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring groups known as “Lean In Circles.” The idea behind amplification is to ensure women are actively being heard and acknowledged when working in a male-dominated environment. While conducting business at Port Hueneme, Capt. Seiko Okano, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) 2.0 major program manager, joined in on the command’s Lean In Circle May 12 to stress the importance of using the subtle technique.
Louisiana chefs visit USS Louisiana
Two top chefs from New Orleans cooked lunch for the Gold and Blue crews of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), Nov. 28. Christopher Lusk, executive chef of the Caribbean Room, and David Whitmore Jr., the chef de cuisine for Borgne Restaurant, brought in their own ingredients to cook New Orleans-inspired cuisine for the 300 crew members.
NASWF conservation upgrades to save more than $500,000 a year
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast, in partnership with Gulf Power and Siemens, recently completed a $9.8 million Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) in Milton. The 13-month project focused on the installation of energy and water conservation upgrades in 58 facilities across the installation.
Tips for disaster-free holiday decorating
As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to make safety a factor in holiday decorating. Whether it is careful candle placement or checking the warning label on the holiday lights, simple safety steps can go a long way in preventing fires and injuries this year.
CNATT names 2017 domain Sailor of the YearCenter for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Eric J. Simon announced that from a field of more than 850 first class petty officers, Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) ABE1 Lehi A. Juarezmedina was selected as the CNATT 2017 SoY. NATTC Commanding Officer Capt. Maxine Goodridge said Juarezmedina is an integral part of the NATTC team, serving as an instructor, mentor and respected member of the Pensacola community.
NASP Child Development Home program provider recognizedThe Child Development Home (CDH) program is proud to announce the National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation of its CDH Provider Marcella Copeland. NAFCC standards are researchbased and demonstrate principles of child growth and development as well as current best practices in the early childhood field. Accreditation is not just a mark of quality, but a demonstration of commitment to continuous quality improvement. Copeland has been a dedicated CDH Provider since September 2002, with experience in all age groups.
OFF DUTY: Ballet Pensacola presents The NutcrackerPensacola Ballet is proud to announce that they will be performing the classic ballet The Nutcracker at the Historic Saenger Theatre Dec. 15 through 17. Pensacola Ballet invites attendees to experience the magic of this beloved holiday classic. Follow the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a journey through the Land of the Sweets with the guidance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic, perfect for the entire family.