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NASP raises pennant for Retention Excellence Award
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola received the opportunity to raise the Retention Excellence pennant in honor of the command receiving the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Retention Excellence Award March 7. As a result of winning the award, along with flying the Retention Excellence pennant, the command will display a gold anchor until the release of the following FY award announcement.
IWTC concludes 65th Saturday Scholars graduationMore than 50 students from Myrtle Grove Elementary School graduated from Saturday Scholars in a ceremony held at Myrtle Grove Elementary School, March 10. Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station staff and students continued a long tradition of partnering with the Escambia County School District (ECSD) and volunteer mentors spent five Saturday mornings mentoring students in several core subjects, which included math, reading and computer science.
CNP announces MPT&E Sailor of the Year at NASPChief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke recognized EM1 Avanese P. Taylor as the 2017 Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Sailor of the Year (SoY) during a ceremony held at the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 22. Taylor, representing Navy Education and Training Command (NETC), was recognized for her contributions as departmental leading petty officer and course supervisor at Surface Warfare Officers School Engineering Learning Site in Norfolk, Va.
Navy celebrates Women’s History MonthALNAV 007/18 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme “Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination.” Women have served in the Navy as nurses dating back to the 1800s, most notably during the Civil War when the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard USS Red Rover, the Navy’s first hospital ship.
NASP 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.
ASF trains onboard NAS Whiting Field
MAC Justin Schultz guides a group of personnel for the auxiliary security forces (ASF) through threat neutralization training March 8 onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Schultz is taking advantage of the good weather to augment and replace classroom lectures with hands-on training. Photos by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague
Aviation Maintenance Officer School graduation at NASWF
The Aviation Maintenance Officer School trains newly commissioned or designated aviation ground officers, who are prospective members of intermediate or organizational maintenance activities, preparing students to perform in aviation maintenance leadership positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. The school is divided into four courses of instruction with two resident courses conducted at CNATT DET Whiting Field, the Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs (NAMP) Indoctrination Course and the NAMP Management Course. The two resident courses emphasis the Intermediate (I Level) and Organizational (O Level) maintenance activities, to include their interface with the supply system, aviation maintenance management, and aircraft weights and balance. The NAMP Indoctrination Course includes hands-on lab learning to assist students in understanding the planning, communication and internal aspects of management, making it accessible to officers with little or no aviation maintenance experience. The school provides a graduation for the newest aviation maintenance officers onboard NAS Whiting Field last week. Photo by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague
March is American Red Cross Month
Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on your support to make a difference in communities across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March “Red Cross Month.” The Red Cross uses this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help fulfill its mission. This March, the Red Cross encourages you to uncover your inner hero. Be a hero today.
CNATT names headquarters Senior, Junior Civilians of the YearThe Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) announced its Junior and Senior 2017 Civilians of the Year Feb. 5. CNATT Total Force Directorate (N1) Management Analyst Nick Fitzgibbon was recognized as the command’s Senior Civilian of the Year (CoY); CNATT Resource Management Directorate (N8) Supply Technician Tamra Pickard was cited as the CNATT Junior CoY.
McCalip becomes VP of Naval Aviation Museum FoundationNaval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is proud to announce that Cindy Mc- Calip has joined in the position of vice president. McCalip arrives with a background in strategic and operational management in the philanthropic and development sectors. Mc- Calip previously served as the chief operation officer and executive vice president for the United States Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
OFF DUTY: Ciclovia returns to downtownLast March, 10,000 people brought their bicycles, skateboards, strollers and feet, but not their cars, to downtown Pensacola for Ciclovia–Pensacola Open Streets. On March 24, Ciclovia returns. Ciclovia, also called Open Streets, started in South America and has since been held worldwide for more than 30 years in more than 400 cities.