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CIWT earns NETC’s highest Training Excellence Award
Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Feb. 16 to congratulate the staff for winning the 2016 overall Training Excellence White “T” award. The annual Training Excellence Award (TEA) program recognizes commands for demonstrating superior performance for training or training support. The White “T” is awarded to one of 10 centers and schools across the NETC domain eligible to compete.
Marine from AMS-2 wins Flowers civic awardThe Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has named a troop handler from Marine Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2 (AMS-2) at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as the winner of the Margaret Flowers Civic Award for 2016. Staff Sgt. Nathan Hess was selected from 20 Navy and Marine Corps nominees from the Pensacola area. The announcement was made at a Feb. 23 luncheon ceremony held at Skopelos New World to honor all of the volunteer contributions of enlisted service members nominated for the award.
Military Saves Week 2017 kicks off Feb. 27Military Saves Week (Feb. 27-March 4) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, servicemembers and military families are encouraged to set a goal, make a plan and save automatically. This Military Saves Week, try these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically – and successfully: 1. Assess your savings. As with your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete a simple 12-question assessment at https:// america saves. org/ for-savers/ savings-tools-and-resources/ assessyour- savings-plan to find out your current standing and
FY-19 Olmsted Scholarship Program seeking applicantsCareer-minded officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the fiscal year 2019 (FY-19) Olmsted Scholar Program, announced Feb. 17 in NavAdmin 038/17. Currently available to unrestricted line, Information Dominance and Supply Corps officer designators, the Olmsted program is a unique scholarship opportunity offering two years of graduate study using a foreign language while providing overseas cultural and travel opportunities, often leading to a graduate degree at a foreign university.
NAS Pensacola 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. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month).
Navy to celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile
The U.S. Navy is scheduled to be in Mobile, Ala., to celebrate “Fat Tuesday” in the United States’ oldest Carnival festival in conjunction with a port visit from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during Mobile Navy Week, Feb. 22-28. Mobile Navy Week is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity.
NASWF fire and emergency services earns awards at Navy Region SE
Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) named three Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) firefighters for the Navy Region Southeast- level Fire Instructor of the Year, Military Fire Officer of the Year and Military Firefighter of the Year. The Sailors will now compete at Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) through the fire and emergency services program.
National Women’s History Month 2017 honors trailblazing women
The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month in March honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.
CNATT announces Junior, Senior Civilians of the QuarterThe Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) announced its Junior and Senior Civilians of the Quarter (CoQs) for fourth quarter 2016, Feb. 8. CNATT Information Technology and Cybersecurity (N6) Information Technology Specialist Charles Keppler was recognized as the command’s Senior Civilian of the Quarter and CNATT Resource Management Directorate (N8) Financial Technician Richard Phillips was cited as the command’s Junior Civilian of the Quarter.
New UWF program explores integration of art and scienceThe University of West Florida (UWF) is exploring the integration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to determine how those fields can influence the preservation of a clean environment through a new public program, STEAM2017. STEAM2017 is a five-week program which includes art exhibitions, lectures, artist-led workshops for students of regional K-12 programs, and a one-day colloquium with participants and speakers from around the nation. It was created to encourage meaningful dialogue between university departments and various fields of study, while sparking conversations surrounding environmental stewardship. The theme for the 2017 program will focus on water and the environment.
OFF DUTY: Film celebrates human ingenuityThe world’s tallest bridge and traveling at speeds approaching 700 mph are highlights of a new film opening March 1 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” celebrates human ingenuity and innovation while offering a new perspective on what it means to be an engineer. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities – “Dream Big” showcases engineering marvels big and small. With its inspiring human stories – including a young woman engineer building bridges in undeveloped countries and a high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds – “Dream Big” reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.