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NASP Fire & Emergency Services named Fire Department of the Year
The emergency and fire vehicles of NAS Pensacola have a promise etched into them, “Protecting those who defend America,” a promise upheld by the men and women of the Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) every day. For their excellence in service, F&ESGC won the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Fire Department of the Year (Large Category), Feb. 19, for a second year in a row
NASWF’s ABH1(AW/SW) Brian J. Clark wins Flowers civic awardThe Pensacola Council of the Navy League is proud to announce the winner of the Margaret Flowers Civic Award for 2018, NAS Whiting Field’s ABH1(AW/SW) Brian J. Clark. The award was presented yesterday, Feb. 21, at a luncheon held to honor all of the enlisted service members who volunteered their time in contribution of the local community.
NAS Pensacola Motorcycle Skills Fair March 8To be a safe and proficient motorcycle rider requires constant practice and refinement. Along with riding often, one of the best ways to advance one’s skills is to attend a local skills fair. On March 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., NAS Pensacola will sponsor a Motorcycle Skills Fair for all personnel assigned locally. The Skills Fair is open to both military and civilian personnel. You are welcome to participate all three hours or just participate for one hour.
NHP teaches Advance Trauma Life Support courseNaval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) conducted an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course for Navy and U.S. Air Force providers Jan. 30 through 31. The two-day ATLS course provides a joint military training exchange for physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to learn a systematic approach for handling trauma situations similar to those found during deployments. NHP hosts the ATLS course mostly for local military providers to include service members stationed at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) and Kessler AFB.
The 2018 Margaret Flower Civic Award nominees
Honoring the life and legacy of a female pioneer in Naval aviation, the U.S. Navy conducted Feb. 2 the first ever all-female flyover in Maynardville, Tenn. Officially referred to as a “Missing Man Flyover,” the tribute was a part of the funeral service for one of the Navy’s first female jet pilots ret. Navy Capt. Rosemary Mariner, who passed away Jan. 24 following a long and brave fight with cancer.
CNATRA ambassadors represent U.S. Navy at school career day
Three Navy officers assigned to Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) in Corpus Christi, Texas, helped broaden future career prospects of students at a Texas school, Jan. 31. The group visited Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) in Corpus Christi as part of an annual career day designed to showcase a range of workforces from police and environmental scientists to pilots and naval parachutists.
NASWF receives FDEP Water Plant Operations Excellence Award
Many base personnel may be aware of exercises that are happening on an installation, but most may not know the effort and detail that goes into keeping the Navy as safe as possible with these training events. Recently, I was involved with some of those exercises at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) and want to share my firsthand experience to build awareness about what happens during an exercise and the importance of security on base.
An extra holiday you get just for living on the Gulf Coast
As a major holiday in parts of Europe and South America, the celebration dates back to 1703 when the tiny French colony of Mobile, Ala., observed North America’s first Mardi Gras. The Cowbellion de Rakin society took loudly to the streets in 1830 armed with rakes, hoes and cowbells plundered from a hardware store and no doubt later enjoyed a feast with whatever food and drink they had. Although they marched on New Year’s Eve and not Fat Tuesday, it was a true antecedent of Mardi Gras in Mobile and the first mystic societies, which were later formed in the 1830s.
Persistence, drive forges new cryptologic warfare officerEns. Marquay Byrd never expected he would become a naval officer. His original plan did not include signing a contract as a cryptologic warfare officer. As he worked his way through college to earn his degree in applied physics, he never anticipated to one day be sitting in a classroom at a place called Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station learning the skills he would need to become a leader in the Navy’s information warfare community. When Byrd entered Coastal Carolina University, he had one goal: to never see his family struggle again.
3-peat: CIWT domain recognized as NETC’s top learning centerAdm. Kyle Cozad, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station, was recognized for winning the 2018 overall NETC Training Excellence Award (White T) for best Navy learning center, Feb. 14.
OFF DUTY: McGuire’s 5K Prediction RunEach year in the first week of March The Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair is celebrated as a fun and learning experience of the middle ages. It is a time when young and old dress up as renaissance characters (not required) and head out for a an exciting weekend full of history, music, food, arts, crafts, and games.With five stages of constant live entertainment and a real jousting tournament, live shows, medieval games of skill, historic learning demonstrations and streets scattered with noble knights, goddess princesses, dragon slayers, mighty kings, wizards and many more medieval characters, it will be an action-packed weekend at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair March 2 to 3 at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds in Milton.