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USCGC Decisive change of command ceremony at NASP
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Atlantic Area, Vice Adm. Scott Buschman (center) looks on as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Decisive (WMEC 629) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Blake Novak, (left) is properly relieved of command by Cmdr. Jose Martis (right), during a change of command ceremony held onboard NASP June 11. Decisive recently changed its homeport to NASP from Pascagoula, Miss. Photo by Greg Mitchell
Chappie James Flight Academy opening ceremonyA crowd celebrates as Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward (center) cuts the ribbon at the soft opening of the historic Chappie James Museum and Chappie James Flight Academy June 7. The museum is in honor of Pensacola native Daniel “Chappie” James Jr., a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who became the first African American four-star general in 1975. His home was converted into the museum with a 1,000 square foot addition built for the flight academy at the back of the house. The full opening will be in February, 2019. Photo by Guy Stevens
Do not even THINK of speeding onboard NASPMA3 Stephon Murray is not a spokesman for the NAS Pensacola (NASP) Security Department; just a patrolman on the street. But he does have a message for drivers onboard the naval air station. “We’ve been seeing an increase in the number of people speeding on base,” Murray said. “We are out here. We are paying attention to you; you need to slow down. We want to make sure people are driving safely, not speeding or operating their cell phones.”
ACE review yields positive results for CIWTThe Center for Information Warfare Training announced the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) course review of five courses related to the cryptologic technician (technical) (CTT) rating and the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course, as well as the CTT rating occupational review, June 1.
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) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook page and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). PWD’s Jeff Harrison was last weeks winner.
Training focuses on women in leadership
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division held a Leadership in a Diverse Environment training event May 31 in West Bethesda, Md. The event, though mostly geared toward women either in or seeking leadership positions, was created to provide any employee with knowledge and tools to help understand how diversity in the workforce can help lead to success.
Team Navy competes in 2018 Warrior Games
Team Navy kicked off its participation in the annual Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1 during the opening ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, marking a return to the inaugural home of the competition. Comprised of 40 athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor, Team Navy joins approximately 210 other service members and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command.
NAS Whiting Field XO Cmdr. Don Gaines retires
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) bid farewell to Cmdr. Don Gaines in a retirement ceremony last week following his tour as executive officer of NASWF. Gaines served as the executive officer beginning June 2015, culminating with his retirement and ending a threeyear tour with NASWF.
Manage risk: Don’t become one of summer’s statistics
With rapidly rising temperatures and the thoughts of beach, cookouts and travel ahead of us, the Naval Safety Center releases its Summer Safety presentation for 2018. Before you rush off for whatever fun-filled activities you have planned let us go over a few safety topics for the “Critical Days of Summer,” including driving safety and more.
CIWT welcomes Port St. Joe High School NJROTCThe cadets from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe, Fla. and their naval science instructor retired Navy Cmdr. Anthony Almon visited CIWT’s largest schoolhouse, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, to learn how the Navy prepares its Sailors to fight and win across the information warfare spectrum.
Purple Heart recipients sought for recognitionThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated on November 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients.
OFF DUTY: Dancers benefit Covenant CareThe 10th and final “Life’s a Dance” performance will take center stage at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre tomorrow, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. The star-studded evening of dance featuring national and local celebrities is presented by Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Beggs & Lane, NurseSpring and Brown Helicopter.