Naval Air Station Pensacola
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Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola located on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida. We are committed to fully support the operational and training missions of tenants assigned; enhancing the readiness of the U.S. Navy, its sister armed services and other customers.
Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. This includes major tenant commands Naval Air Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21, the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, and the headquarters site for NETC, a command which combines direction and control of all Navy education and training.
NAS Pensacola wins installations excellence award
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has announced the Navy's 2015 Installation Excellence Award Winners with Naval Air Station Pensacola placing first in the large installation category. The annual installation excellence award recognizes the top three large and small installations world-wide and rewards installation performance consistent with Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) strategic criteria for the DoD-wide Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Awards. "I am proud to congratulate all of our Navy Installation Command winners," said Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, CNIC. "Competition this year was very tight and each of the nomination packages was impressive." As a first place winner, NAS Pensacola automatically goes on to represent the Navy for the DoD-wide 2015 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, which will be announced in the spring. "I am delighted to announce that Naval Air Station Pensacola is the Navy's nominee for the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence," said Smith. "Congratulations to Capt. (Keith) Hoskins (NASP commanding officer) and the men and women of NAS Pensacola who worked diligently to make their installation the best in the Navy, and hopefully in all of DoD." Capt. Hoskins passed on to NAS Pensacola personnel his feelings on winning the award: “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you all on our selection as CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award. This prestigious recognition is a direct reflection of (our) team's professionalism and loyal dedication to our mission.” Established in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes outstanding efforts in the operations and maintenance of U.S. military installations. Each branch of the military submits its nomination and an award is presented to the installation whose command has made best use of available resources to accomplish its assigned mission over the course of the preceding fiscal year. Smith also praised the other awardees and said that all 19 nomination packages detailed the hard work and outstanding accomplishments for the submitting installations, which is indicative of their commitment to supporting the Fleet, the Fighters and their Families.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 21, 2014). At a ceremony marking the highlight of a year of centennial celebrations for the 1914 establishment of NAS Pensacola, a statue of Adm. John Henry Towers is unveiled Nov. 21 by NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins and sculptor retired Navy Capt. Robert L. “Bob” Rasmussen. The statue, created as a tribute to Naval Aviator No. 3 Towers, is one of several by Rasmussen that are on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Vice Adm. Scott Swift, director, Navy Staff, was guest speaker at the event. Photo by Mike O’Connor/released
News Talk 1370 WCOA broadcaster Don Parker (back seat, right) took a ride in the Blue Angels No. 7 jet with Lt. Ryan Chamberlain Nov. 4. “I’m looking forward to it,” Parker said. “I’m hoping for a nice, smooth flight and I’m hoping for my number of takeoffs to equal my number of landings,” he said. (Above) With final preparations for the flight complete, AE2 Cyrille Sandusky shakes hands with Chamberlain. Photo by Mike O’Connor