Aircraft everywhere at 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, finished out the 2017 season with more than 180,000 people attending the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Nov. 10 to 11. In our Sights & Sounds department today, a GOSPORT exlusive collection of over 100 color photos of this past weekend's events.
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IWTC Corry Station staff and students honor local veteransService members from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station visited veterans at Southern Oaks Care Center for a Veterans Day observance Nov. 10. Thirty-two staff members and students volunteered for the event. IWTC Corry Station’s Performance Arts Company opened the memorial service by singing the national anthem.
Corry Station holds Warrior Day gamesStudents at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in a multiple-sport competition after completing their holiday safety training, Nov. 9. The competition, nicknamed “Warrior Day,” gave “A” and “C” school students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and compete against their fellow service members. Events included flag football, bowling, disc golf, volleyball, tug-of-war and a pushup competition.
USO NWF kicks off ‘We’ve Got Your 96’ for ThanksgivingUSO of Northwest Florida has begun planning their “We’ve Got Your Ninety-Six” events for active-duty service members who will be unable to go home for the holiday weekend. Patrons can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal served by the staff at the base galley beginning at 3 p.m. and then head to the USO centers for various food and fun throughout the long holiday weekend.
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).
The ‘hidden gems’ of NAS Whiting Field
The busy daily life of Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) can cause a person to overlook some of the great opportunities that this base has to offer. A closer look at the support services and history surrounding NASWF reveal numerous hidden gems to be taken advantage of by all who work and visit this installation. NASWF activities are supported by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) staff and facilities.
You have the power to prevent and control diabetes
Diabetes: If you do not live with it yourself, then it is likely you have a family member or friend who does. This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent it. According to the latest Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Statistics Report:
NETPDC celebrates cultures with diversity dayStaff of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) held a diversity day celebration at Saufley Field Nov. 3. The event offered multicultural training with presentations, speakers, displays of artifacts and samples of food from around the world. Bonnie Crosby, NETPDC Equal Opportunity Committee Chairman, coordinated the event. Crosby, originally from Guam, grew up a military brat, living around the world enjoying varied cultures.
OFF DUTY: Ring in the holidays with WinterfestFrom her humble beginnings Feb. 1, 1942 as the keel was laid at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia, Battleship USS Alabama (BB 60) has had a remarkable career. She began her World War II adventures in the North Atlantic in 1943, then later that year went to the South Pacific seas. Home to a crew of 2,500 Americans, this 45,000-ton giant’s World War II adventure culminated when she led the American fleet into Tokyo Bay Sept. 5, 1945, the day after the surrender documents were signed. Nine Battle Stars for meritorious service were awarded the “Mighty A” during her brief three-year tenure as the “Heroine of the Pacific.”