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NASP police cracking down on traffic violations
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Police are actively looking for traffic violations on NAS Pensacola, Corry Station and Saufley Field. The Security and Police Department on NAS Pensacola are increasing their presence around the military installations and are looking for driving breaking any of the traffic laws. Drivers are encouraged to pay attention to traffic laws and avoid distractions such operating a cell phone while driving.
Chief selects join in community clean-up projectofficer (CPO) selects got together to clean up Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola facilities and a stretch of highway along Perdido Key Aug. 17. The CPO selects split into two groups to clean up the landscaping at the NAS Pensacola CPO Club and conduct a clean-up of a twomile stretch of Perdido Key highway to the Alabama state Chief Master-at-Arms (selects) David Deckers and John Melendez from Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Security Department and Chief Avionics Technician (Select) Heather Healy, Naval Aviation Technical Training Center instructor, comb the Perdido Key highway for litter during a chief petty officer initiation community relations project Aug. 17. line.
MiG-21 aircraft donated to National Naval Aviation MuseumA MiG-21 supersonic fighter jet is being donated to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Scheduled to arrive at NAS PensacolaAug. 26, the aircraft will undergo a period of restoration by museum staff. It will be a part of a planned exhibit telling the story of the Navy’s downing of two Iraqi Air Force MiG-21s by two F/A-18C Hornets from USS Saratoga (CV 60) at the start of Operation Desert Storm Jan. 17, 1991. The actual Hornets that scored those MiG kills arrived at the museum earlier this summer.
Bells Across America to toll at NASP Sept. 26Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m., Sept. 26 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, 131 Moffitt Road, Bldg. 1982. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fr. Peter A. McLaughlin. The annual event is part of a national initiative by the Navy Gold Star Program to remember and celebrate the lives of fallen service members. Gold Star family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to attend.
DoD leaders highlight talent, technology in cybersecurity strategy
Any failure to take the cyber threat seriously puts military missions at risk, and it compromises defense industrial partners and critical U.S. infrastructure, a senior defense official told the audience during a panel discussion at the Cybersecurity Summit in Washington. The panelists at the discussion provided an overview of their cybersecurity strategy that included research and development into new technologies such as artificial intelligence and growing a talented workforce.
2019 Armed Forces Men & Women Softball Championships onboard NASP
The 2019 Armed Forces Men & Women Softball Championships were held onboard NAS Pensacola Aug. 13 to 17. All military services were represented, but in the end, it was the Air Force Men and Women Softball Teams that earned the title of champions after each finished with a record of 7-2. U.S. Air Force celebrates their win over the U.S. Marine Corps to bring thier record to 6-1, securing them a medal in the Armed Forces Softball Championship.
Battle-scarred flag from U.S. D-Day landing craft returns home
Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. landing craft Control 60 helped to carry the first waves of U.S. service members as they landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on what has become known as D-Day. The American flag from that ship is bound for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, thanks to two men from the Netherlands who bought it at auction to present it to the American people in gratitude.
Air Traffic Control (ATC): Keeping the skies organized
In addition to training naval aviators, less known about Whiting’s mission is that it is responsible for training new air traffic controllers. Currently, Whiting Field has roughly 55 to 60 controllers from various backgrounds and experience levels, led by Lt. Jeffrey Smith, Air Traffic Control Facility Officer. About 65 percent of the controllers who report to Whiting Field come from the air traffic control schoolhouse. The rest of the controllers may come from the fleet or are civilian DoD controllers.
First IWTC graduates under Navy’s RRL pillar of Sailor 2025Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station graduated Sailors from its first Information Systems Technician “A” school block learning stage of the Navy’s Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) pillar of Sailor 2025 initiative, Aug. 12.
Bells Across America ceremony at NAS PensacolaNaval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, 131 Moffitt Road, Bldg 1982. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fr. Peter A. McLaughlin. The annual event is part of a national initiative by the Navy Gold Star Program to remember and celebrate the lives of fallen service members. Gold Star family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to attend.
OFF DUTY: WILDfest Open HouseThe Sanctuary of Northwest Florida is celebrating the beginning of our 38th year as a non-profit with WILDfest 2019. WILDfest is the sanctuary’s annual fundraiser and educational event happening Sept. 7. The event is from noon until 3:30 p.m. so be ready. The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida will be the wild place to be.