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Flight academy hosts Family Night onboard NAS Pensacola
With nerves of steel, 30 military families had the opportunity to attempt something few people have the chance to do — fly a plane from an aircraft carrier. The National Flight Academy (NFA) hosted the free Military Family Night Sept. 20 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.
Runners remember POWs at NAS PensacolaHonoring National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the U.S Air Force 359th Training Squadron, Detachment 1, supported the annual POW/MIA 24-hour vigil run onboard NAS Pensacola. The Airmen proudly carried the symbolic POW flag for 24 hours around Naval Air Technical Training Center. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year in order to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Photo by Carolyn Gray
Naval Air Technical Training Center changes commandIn the Charles E. Taylor Hangar onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Sailors, Marines, friends and guests witnessed Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) change of command ceremony Sept. 26. During the ceremony, Capt. Thomas Decker relieved Capt. Maxine Goodridge as NATTC commanding officer.
Miracle League facelift powered by Navy volunteer teamU.S. Navy Sailors from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola recently joined members of Miracle League of Pensacola (MLP), a non-profit organization, to repair and upgrade baseball fields for special needs children in the local community, Sept. 17.
IT “A” school convenes inaugural Block 1 of Navy’s RRL Initiative
As Hurricane Dorian threatened and impacted the U.S. east coast last week, several installations under Navy Region Southeast and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic prepared for the worst while ensuring the safety of the Navy’s people and the security of its ships and aircraft within the area.
Naval Hospital Pensacola transitions to Defense Health Agency
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), including its ten branch health clinics, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Oct. 1. To support the Naval Hospital Pensacola transition, Navy Medicine is establishing a co-located Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC). Navy Medicine, through the NMRTC, retains command and control of the uniformed medical force and maintains responsibility and authority for its operational readiness.
AHTS gets clean environmental impact ruling at NAS Whithing Field
The Navy has made available the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which evaluates the potential environmental effects from the replacement of the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters and implementation of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced “The Right Talent, Right Now” as the theme for the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.
Wounded veterans honored with ‘Day on the Bay’Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Burrow is a Navy intelligence specialist (IS) and operates as an assistant command fitness leader and a training manager for the IS rating curriculum out of Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station.
Purple Heart recipients sought for recognitionThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients.
OFF DUTY: 40th annual Seafood FestivalThe annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September. This year, the festival will take place starting today, Sept. 27 and will run until Sept. 29.