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NAS Pensacola CNATT domain CPO selectees transition
Nearly 80 first class petty officers assigned to detachments of Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) worldwide were notified of their selection for advancement to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) Aug. 7. The 77 CNATT domain CPO selectees, the majority of whom are assigned to Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), are scheduled to participate in a six-week professional education and training environment designed to foster continuous improvement of themselves and their team.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels announce 2019 season officersU.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced officers selected for the 2019 air show season, Aug. 1. The squadron selected three F/A-18 demonstration pilots, an events coordinator, flight surgeon and supply officer to replace outgoing team members. Each officer was recommended for selection by Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, and ultimately approved by Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, for final selection to the 2019 Blue Angels team.
CIWT Corry Station helps with school supply driveSailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station drop off school supplies collected during a school supply drive for Navy Point Elementary School Aug. 10. The drive was organized by IWTC Corry Station’s First Class Petty Officer Association and collected more than $5,000 in donations from CIWT, IWTC Corry Station and local businesses and veterans associations. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
2018 Armed Forces Softball Championship kicks offThe chalk is down and the bases are measured as elite military softball players from around the Department of Defense have come to Naval Air Station Pensacola to compete in the 2018 Women’s Armed Forces Softball Championship, held Aug. 15 through today, Aug. 17.
NASP History in Focus: Identify this photo
Maj. Christopher Dyke has a life-long love of weather, especially hurricanes. The reservist’s interest in these severe storms began as a child growing up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola. This led to him earning a degree in meteorology, and then ultimately in his becoming an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (WRS), better known as the “Hurricane Hunters.” Dyke, who has flown 337 sorties and has more than 1,200 flight hours, said the 53rd WRS is a good match for his love of weather, because it is rewarding to contribute information that improves forecasts and storm warnings, which helps to ensure public safety.
Identical twins earn ‘wings of gold’ at NAS Meridian
Identical twin brothers completed almost two years of training in the T-45C “Goshawk” with Training Squadron Seven on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, July 27. U.S. Marine aviators 1st Lt. Andrea “Andy” Occhipinti and his brother Capt. Matteo Occhipinti were joined by four other aviators during the ceremony when they all earned their “Wings of Gold” applauded by family, friends and staff.
Disaster relief: How can AI improve humanitarian assistance?
The unique topic of artificial intelligence (AI) for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/ DR) was in the spotlight last week, as leading minds from academia, industry and the federal government met to discuss how modern technology can help victims of disasters around the globe.
NAS Whiting Field SLO helps prepare for a new school year
As students around the area return to school, and parents gear up for another year of homework, school dances and class pictures, the role of the NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) School Liaison Officer (SLO) becomes extremely important. Dawn Kaunike, the installation’s new SLO, serves as the focal point for resources and information that will help military families who have students attending school to have a successful, rewarding and fun school year.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
CIWT recognizes Civilians of the QuarterThe Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) recognized its 2018 second quarter Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ), Aug. 2. CIWT selected Brian Rash, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, as its Civilian Instructor of the Quarter and Joakim Nystrom, a training technician from IWTC Corry Station, as non-supervisor CoQ.
Chapel services for children offered at NAS PensacolaJudah Peden, age 2, prays during children’s church at the 10:15 a.m. Protestant service at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel onboard NAS Pensacola. During the regular services parents are offered the opportunity to have their children attend a separate “service,” where the children are taught Bible stories or crafts that illustrate what they learn. For more information about the chapel programs, visit their Facebook page at Naval Air Station Pensacola Chapel. Photo by Joy Samsel
OFF DUTY: Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseballJam Theatricals Friends of the Saenger and the Saenger Theatre are thrilled to announce the 2018/19 broadway in Pensacola season. Productions included in the upcoming season are Something Rotten!, The Wizard of Oz, Kinky Boots, Evita, Finding Neverland and Cruel Intentions.