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Marine awarded Achievement Medal for saving child’s life
The call to action is often unpredictable. When the call comes it can test our courage, preparedness and resolve. That call came to Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Harman, an apprentice technical training instructor for Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) 23, when he had to quickly respond to save a choking child’s life.
NASP observes Alcohol Awareness MonthNaval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) reached another milestone with more than three years free of alcohol related incidents (ARIs). April is Alcohol Awareness Month and service members are reminded of the importance of alcohol awareness and drinking responsibly. NAS Pensacola follows the Navy’s National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention’s (NADAP) “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign.
‘Chalk the Walk’ for Sexual Assault Prevention AwarenessAC2 Kristi Perry, command collateral sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) joins other service members April 17 for a “Chalk the Walk” event at the NAS Pensacola Forrest Sherman Field tower. “We did Chalk the Walk as a way to bring attention to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and show victims our support by having people decorate the sidewalks with inspiring messages,” AC1 Elizabeth Viger, who photographed the event for Gosport, said.
‘Friends’ present $40k to local NMCRS at tourneyThe Friends of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization facilitated by Pen Air Federal Credit Union (Pen Air), presented a check in the amount of $40,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) of Pensacola. A presentation was held at the 18th Annual Friends of the NMCRS, Inc. Charity Golf Tournament April 13 at A.C. Read Golf Course.
Mattis, Dunford detail attacks on Syrian arsenal
U.S., British and French air and naval forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news conference April 13.
Navarre native earns his Wings of Gold at NASWF
Lt.j.g. Tyler Mayor, earned his Wings of Gold onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) April 13 after growing up in nearby Navarre, where he was cradled by military aviation. Surrounded by NAS Pensacola, NASWF and Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB), Mayor said it was the exposure of aircraft and flying operations that helped steer him into aviation.
Earth Day 2018: global reach, local action
Since the 1990s, the Department of the Navy and other military services have typically celebrated Earth Day annually with themes, “green” installation events that are open to the public and/or military personnel, participation in community and/or educational outreach activities, and articles or other information products that highlight local Earth Day events and ongoing Navy/Marine Corps environmental and energy programs.
VOLED recognized for outstanding customer serviceNavy Voluntary Education (VOLED) received the “Best Customer Service” award for December 2017, February 2018 and March 2018 from LiveHelpNow!, a leading help-desk platform provider. Every month LiveHelpNow! clients compete to be included in the list of top 100 companies providing best customer service to their customers.
Command coin for a job well doneCapt. Kertreck Brooks (left), commanding officer of Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC), presented Doug Jones, Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT’s) command security manager and regional special security officer, a NETPDC command coin March 29. Jones assisted NETPDC with a number of command security items over the past few months. Photo by Glenn Sircy
OFF DUTY: Cajun cuisine at festivalFiesta of Five Flags has announced that the 34th annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, May 4 to 6 in Bartram Park, downtown Pensacola. Admission is $5 daily for adults, children 12 and under get in free. Visit the festival before 3 p.m. May 4 and admission is free. Admission for active-duty military with ID May 4 is also free. Great food, live entertainment and activities for all ages await you.