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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month observed at NASP
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. To raise awareness, promote prevention and save lives, the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola provided a “1 Small Act” training event at the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) auditorium Sept. 5. Speakers from Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), EscaRosa Suicide Prevention Coalition and Religious Ministries spoke to more than 400 students and service members.
Submit your Tuition Assistance, NCPACEDL requests now for FY2020If your plans for this fall include taking college courses, now is the time to select courses and apply for your Tuition Assistance (TA) and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education Distance Learning (NCPACE DL) funding. Applications may be created, command approved and submitted in MyNavy Education on the Navy College Program (NCP) website as early as 120 days in advance of your school’s published term start date.
Sea Dragons stage for storm onobard NAS PensacolaA MH-53 Sea Dragon with Helicopters Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 from Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, arrives at NAS Pensacola Sept. 4. Three additional MH-53 from HM14 and HM-15 also landed at NAS Pensacola. The aircraft were staging at NAS Pensacola to potentially provide assistance following Hurricane Dorian. Photo by Jason J. Bortz
Navy adds travel voucher submittal capability to MyPCS MobileStriving to further improve a Sailor/family PCS move experience, the Navy has added the ability to electronically prepare, sign and submit a permanent change of station (PCS) travel voucher within MyPCS Mobile. MyPCS Mobile provides Sailors access to a personalized checklist tailored for an individual Sailor’s PCS move, the ability to apply for government housing and childcare services at their next duty station and more.
NMCB-1 flies first UAS in naval construction force history
Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, transported three configurations of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) for a load test Aug. 27. The JLTV will begin replacing the Humvee as one of the U.S. Marine Corps’ and U.S. Army’s primary tactical personnel vehicles said Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Jose Alvarez, the combat cargo officer aboard Kearsarge.
Updated Final Multiple Score (FMS) calculator app released
The Final Multiple Score (FMS) calculator app is ready for download after undergoing a redesign that complements the MyNavy Portal FMS Calculator. The app, which calculates projected FMS for E-3 through E-6 Sailors who are eligible for advancement to paygrades E-4 through E-7, hit the app stores Sept. 5.
Honoring Hispanic Americans on Hispanic Heritage Month
Throughout the United States and the armed forces, National Hispanic Heritage Month is being observed Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for the 2019 National Hispanic Heritage Month, as provided by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers, is “Honoring Hispanic Americans: Essential to the Blueprint of Our Nation.”
Ormond Beach native vital in training IW warriorsAn Ormond Beach, Florida, native is a vital asset for a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world. Ernie Hogan has served his country for a combined 40 years, and works as a cryptology assistant program manager, operating out of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Corry Station.
Bells Across America ceremony at NAS PensacolaNaval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola will conduct a Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, 131 Moffitt Road, Bldg 1982. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Fr. Peter A. McLaughlin. The annual event is part of a national initiative by the Navy Gold Star Program to remember and celebrate the lives of fallen service members. Gold Star family members and those wishing to support them are encouraged to attend.
OFF DUTY: 60th annual Pensacola Greek FestivalThe 60th annual Pensacola Greek Festival will take place Oct. 11 to 13 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 1720 West Garden Street. This three-day event draws upwards of 30,000 people from across the Southeast. Festival hours are 11 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is always free.