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Pensacola Lighthouse marks 160th anniversary
Nearly 100 invited guests attended a Jan. 11 ceremony onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola marking the 160th anniversary of one of Northwest Florida’s most well-known landmarks. The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, accessible through NAS Pensacola on Pensacola Bay, was celebrated during the hour-long ceremony.
NASP Religious Ministries celebrates 40th birthday of RP ratingThe Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Religious Ministries Department observed the 40th birthday of the Religious Programs Specialist (RP) rating with a ceremony at the Aviation Memorial Chapel Jan. 14 onboard NAS Pensacola. The brief ceremony, which featured remarks from former U.S. Army Chaplain’s Assistant and Chaplain retired Lt. Cmdr. Peter Mclaughlin and NAS Pensacola Chaplain Cmdr. Bryan Crittendon, included a cake-cutting and reflections from chaplains and RPs concerning the rate’s rich heritage.
Fleet Master Chief Koshoffer onboard NAS PensacolaManpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Fleet Master Chief Wes Koshoffer discusses force development and Ready, Relevant Learning Jan. 7 with Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander, Naval Education and Training Command as part of Koshoffer’s visit to Pensacola-area training commands. Photo by Cmdr. James Stockman
Active shooter security exercise onboard Corry StationNaval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola and Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) personnel participate in an active shooter security exercise in December onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station. The exercise was developed to enhance training and readiness of Navy security, fire and emergency management personnel while establishing a learning environment to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities. Photos by Glenn Sircy
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) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month).
CAC-less: The future of Navy mobile applications
The Navy released a new mobile application that allows Sailors to access a portion of their Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ) without using a Common Access Card (CAC). NAVADMIN 008/19 announced the launch of MyNavy Portal MyRecord Mobile (Beta) App Jan. 8, marking a new era for both the Navy and Sailors.
Winging ceremony held at NAS Whiting Field
U.S. Coast Guard Lt.j.g. Michael McGee and U.S. Coast Guard Lt.j.g. Christina McGee received their Wings of Gold during a winging ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field Jan. 11. Michael McGee is pinned by retired U.S. Army Capt. Marge Balazs. The Coast Guard couple will now move on to their fleet rotary aircraft and fly the MH-65D. Photo by Lt.j.g. Ashley Koenig
King fought for principles with universal applicability
It’s a new year; use this opportunity to start fresh for a new you. Whether it’s healthy eating, exercise, better sleep or quitting smoking, one small change can have a positive effect. Lifestyle changes don’t have to be drastic to be effective. Small changes (over a period of time) can have a big impact. Here’s some tips for a healthier you in 2019:
NETPDC announces 2018 Civilian of the YearThe Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) announced recently the selection of Education Services Specialist Catalina Delgado as Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the fourth quarter, and also Civilian of the Year (CoY) for 2018.
Scholarship program open for military childrenThe Scholarships for Military Children Program for school year 2019/20 is now open, and will continue accepting applications through Feb. 15. Selection qualifications are straightforward. Requirements include completing the application; submission of the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in colleg; and an essay of 500 words or less, no longer than two pages.
OFF DUTY: Pensacola Ice Flyers HockeyThe 2018/19 Southern Professional Hockey League season is halfway over, but there is still more ice to be had. The Pensacola Ice Flyers will be battling it out in the Pensacola Bay Center and in other rinks across the league heading into the final months of the season. Special game night events will happen all throughout the season, including a Mardi Gras party night, family nights, military appreciation nights and a special 10th anniversary event that will happen during the last home game of the season, March 23 at 7:05 p.m.