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December 2, 2016
Pen Air FCU donates 150 turkeys for USO NWFL’s Thanksgiving feast From Pen Air FCU
The USO of Northwest Florida served about 1,000 troops who were not able to travel at its eighth annual Thanksgiving Feast and Festivities event. For several years, Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) has assisted with the Thanksgiving feast by providing turkeys to the USO. This year 150 turkeys were donated. “It’s truly the least that we can do to VT-10 from page 1
VP-30 in Jacksonville, Fla., he reported to VP-4 “Skinny Dragons” in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Throughout his career, Solano served tours as N5A assistant plans officer at CTF-67, tactical action officer and assistant operations officer onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), department head at VP-45 “Pelicans,” and staff officer for the Joint Staff J-5 Deputy Director Joint Strategic Planning at the Pentagon. He has logged more than 1,900 flight hours in multiple aircraft. Froberg takes command of VT-10 after 18 years of naval service. He is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., where he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Following completion of E-2C Hawkeye flight training with VAW-120 in Norfolk, Va., in 2001, he reported to the “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115 onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Froberg also served with the Norfolk-based Hawkeye weapons and tactics unit, the “Seahawks” of VAW-126 onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), the “Black Eagles” of VAW113 onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, and the U.S. Naval War College. He reported to VT-10 as the executive officer in 2015. Cmdr. Dustin Hagy will report as the new executive officer for the squadron.
help these men and women know that we are thankful for each of them, and their service,” said Stu Ramsey, president and CEO of Pen Air. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those things that we are most grateful for. We are grateful to be a part of this community that always ensures our military are honored and cared for.” In addition to Pen Air’s donation, Pensacola Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Marie Callendar and Frito-Lay also provided generous donations to make the
Thanksgiving meal complete. “It is our privilege as staff and volunteers to bring Thanksgiving home to those who aren’t able to get home this year,” said Tracey Castillo, operations and programs manager of USO Northwest Florida. “Our mission is to keep service members connected to family, home, and country. What better way to serve those who serve with a big Thanksgiving Feast?” Pen Air is a proud supporter of the
USO of Northwest Florida through many events and programs throughout the year. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, with $1.3 billion in assets, Pen Air is dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength, and financial solutions. Pen Air is a not-for-profit, memberowned financial institution, serving the community and improving lives since 1936. For more information, visit https://www.penair.org or call 505-3200.
Pearl Harbor-themed PSC student art on display at NNAM From /www.pensacolastate.edu
Pensacola State College (PSC) graphic design students are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor through their senior exhibit at the National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., aboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 11 through Jan. 1. The museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The groups’ extensive research on the events and aftermath of Dec. 7, 1941, are reflected in the exhibit. It also showcases their multifaceted interests in typography, graphic design, photography, digital art, multimedia, book arts and fine art. Students featured in the show are Lauren Dawson, Danielle Engert, Kelli Gomez, Jessie Knott, Amber Sidner, Jordan Sullivan and Shaun Tull. These students will complete a bachelor of applied science with a concentra-
Pearl Harbor-themed artwork from Pensacola State College graphic design students is on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum through Jan. 1. Photo courtesy NNAM
tion in graphic design in December. For more information, call
PSC Graphic Design Program Coordinator Mark Hopkins at 484-1087.
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of you have something in common – you came together today in all of your loyalty for this country to take an oath. Some of you have even put on the uniform of a country that was not yet fully your own to defend. You displayed the values that we celebrate every Veterans Day – to thank and show gratitude for those in duty, responsibility, and patriotism of our nation, past and present service. I personally want to thank you for your dedication.” The ceremony closed with a unique rendition of “America the Beautiful,” sung in English as well as in several different languages, by the Rev. Leo Day, dean of the school of music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
IWTC Corry Station. Together, they explored various stations such as examining the water cycle and building model bridges to foster critical-thinking and teamwork skills. They played math-based games in small groups, and a computer lab offered academic skills and basic computing games. An outside station allowed the students and mentors to play a sport such as basketball and kickball. The experience offered the mentors a chance to reconnect with a younger generation and make a difference in a child’s life. “Throughout the program, we got to interact with the kids as they completed educational assignments in different subjects,” said SN Mosher Williams. “I joined the Navy to fight for this country, but to be able to actually give back and be able to see the smiling faces is one of the best feelings in the world.” Following the graduation, the students and their mentors spent time exploring the National
Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, which many of the students had never visited. Saturday Scholars is an example of the Navy’s Personal Excellence Partnership Program, which strives for excellence in developing the youth of surrounding communities by promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, and civic responsibility. Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www facebook. com/ usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http:// www. navy.mil/ local/cid/, http://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/CIWT/, http://www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter.com/ NavyCIWT.
Defense Personal Property System (DPS) will be down until Dec. 6 From staff reports
NAS Pensacola – Due to a rollout of a new version by Service Deployment Distribution Center (SDDC), the applications to route and book shipments within the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) are currently down for all customers.
Vol. 80, No. 48
December 2, 2016
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
DPS is the IT system used by all military services to manage personal property / household goods (HHG) shipments for service members’ permanent change of station (PCS) moves. USTransCom is developing a solution with a Dec. 6 estimated date of completion. Naval Supply Systems Com-
314 N. Spring St.- Suite A, Pensacola, Fl. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
mand (NAVSUP) GLS (FLCs) will process manual documents assisting customers who wish to schedule their HHG pickups between now and the scheduled solution implementation of Dec. 6. Customers may contact local NAVSUP FLC Personal Property Office representatives at 4524654 or via walk-in, Bldg.680S.
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