Military

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Primary Questions

With the U.S. House of Representatives primary election on Aug. 30 quickly approaching and a record number of candidates running for Rep. Jeff Miller’s vacated District 1 seat, Business Climate worked with the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club to bring you an issue-related and substantive Q&A with most of those seeking your vote. Six republicans and one democrat were present for …
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Tributes pour in after loss of Blue Angels pilot

An outpouring of support has taken place at Naval Air Station Pensacola and in the local community as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, grieve the loss of Opposing Solo Pilot No. 6 Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. Kuss was killed June 2 when the U.S. Navy F/A-18 he was flying crashed during …
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Blues come home 2016

About 300 fans showed up to welcome home the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, March 21 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The special event to commemorate the Blue Angels’ 70th anniversary milestone included a flyover of Pensacola Beach and downtown Pensacola followed by a proclamation …
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2015 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, finished out the 2015 season with its annual homecoming air show Nov. 6-7 at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). An estimated 80,000 enthusiastic fans turned out for the two-day event despite intermittent overcast weather. Several civilian performers were also featured, and more than 50 military and …
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Presidio replica illustrates unique history of NASP

Spanish settlement was established in 1698 Story, photos by Bridgette Williams Naval Air Station Pensacola Public Affair Office Intern It has been 20 years since the original site of the Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, the first European settlement in Pensacola, joined the list of historic landmarks aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). A replica of …
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Top Gun at NAS Pensacola

  NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field got another chance to serve as temporary home base for students and instructors from Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC-N7) “TOPGUN” Oct. 2-15. The group last visited NAS Pensacola in January 2013 for air-to-air fighter training, specifically basic fighter maneuvers (dogfighting).  The Navy Fighter Weapon School (N7) teaches advanced …
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No Man Walks Alone

As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series, join LCDR Frank Ellis (USN Ret) an bilateral amputee Naval Aviator who gives us insight on his incredible journey of his return to flight. The event is scheduled for 10 am Saturday, July 25 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. In 1962, Ellis ejected …
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