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Chiefs, CPO selects participate in 9/11 Run
Sixty chief petty officer (CPO) selects, under the supervision of more than 120 chief petty officers from the Pensacola area and Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station CPO Mess, participated in a 9/11 commemoration run Sept. 11 onboard NAS Pensacola.
NAS Pensacola hosts aircraft escaping Hurricane FlorenceOn Sept. 12, NAS Pensacola’s Air Operations Transient Line (NASP Air Ops T-Line) was providing space for aircraft from Naval Station Norfolk, NAS Oceana and mid-Atlantic squadrons likely to be affected by damage from Hurricane Florence. The NASP Air Ops T-Line was providing space for dozens of aircraft – C-2 Grayhounds, E-2 Hawkeyes, F/A-18 Superhornets – and many more are expected. Photos by Mike O’Connor
Bells Across America set for Sept. 27 onboard NASPNAS Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NASP. The guest speaker will be Command Chaplain Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon. During this event, FFSC will honor Gold Star Family members by memorializing and celebrating the lives of their fallen service members.
9/11 commemoration held onboard NAS PensacolaOn Sept. 11, NAS Pensacola held a commemoration ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum to mark the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Fire Fighter Michael Gilliard performed the Two-Bell ceremony. At NASP Corry Station, the day was marked with a seperate observance.
NAS Pensacola air controllers take to the skies for fly-in
A group of NAS Pensacola (NASP) air traffic controllers put down their microphones and picked up their flight gear to take to the skies Sept. 1 in some classic aircraft at a private airstrip near Milton. The heritage event was hosted by George T. McCutchan Airfield in Milton and the Black Ducks Flying Team. A full color photo essay of the event is inside this week.
Junior Navy technologists create autonomous swarm
What happens when STEM college graduates are tested reality-TV style with a situation akin to Survivor, House, The Apprentice and Shark Tank on a sprawling naval base on the banks of the Potomac? The Navy waited patiently for the answer as the stars – within two years of earning their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) bachelor’s degrees – were put to the test over six months.
NAS Whiting Field’s HT-28 changes command
In historical Navy tradition, Cmdr. Robert Dulin passed the command flag to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Gregory Curtis during the Helicopter Training Squadron Twenty-Eight (HT-28) change of command ceremony. These time-honored traditions symbolize the peaceful transfer of power from Dulin to Curtis as the new HT-28 commanding officer. The ceremony took place onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) at the National Naval Aviation Museum Sept. 7. Photo by Lt. j.g. Harrison Garrett
CIWT’s LREC Team helps maintain, improve language skillsFive Navy linguists are currently onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) conducting their annual refresher training. Cryptologic technicians (interpretive) (CTI), the Navy’s language professionals, are required to attend annual training sessions to maintain and improve their linguistic skills in support of mission operations. This session, which began Aug. 13 and runs through today, Sept. 14, supports CTIs specializing in Chinese Mandarin.
SH2(SW/AW) Jessica Millard reelistsNaval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Administration Officer Lt. Anthony Jenkins (left) congratulates SH2(SW/AW) Jessica Millard for reenlisting in the United States Navy for six more years. Photo by Greg Mitchell
OFF DUTY: Meet the new summer zoo babiesThe Gulf Breeze Zoo, a Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) accredited facility, is excited to announce the birth of not one but two babies, just in time for the end of summer. On July 24, reticulated giraffe “Gabby” went into labor just after 3 p.m. inside the giraffe exhibit. Patient zoo guests anxiously watched her deliver a healthy calf, “Gus,” two hours later at 5 p.m. General Curator Jamie McMaster along with Animal Care Staff had been anticipating the birth for the past fifteen months, the typical gestation period for giraffe. Although Gabby had full access to the privacy of the maternal stall in the giraffe barn she elected to give birth in the exhibit yard.