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NAS Pensacola 100
5:54 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

NAS Pensacola Celebrates 100 Years

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Dodd, a member of the Blue Angels maintenance team, helps unveil the new Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet display at the entrance of Naval Air Station Pensacola during a ceremony celebrating the base’s 100th anniver
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Michael Lindsey/Released

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Pensacola Naval Air Station has a new aircraft on display at the main gate. As part of a series of events to celebrate the base’s 100 year anniversary, a special ceremony was held Tuesday to unveil the new plane: partial coverings were removed, revealing special details on the plane,  which was painted in the Blue Angels blue and gold.

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Midway Anniversary
5:03 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

NAS Pensacola Remembers Midway

Credit www.navy.mil

Naval Air Station Pensacola Wednesday morning marked the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway in World War II, in a ceremony at the base’s Five Flags Pavilion.

Fought just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Midway is considered the turning point for the United States in Pacific Theater. In his opening remarks, base Executive Officer Dave Jasso said the battle shifted the momentum, transforming the U.S. Navy from a defensive force to an offensive one.

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Blue Angels 2014
4:59 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Blue Angels Begin 2014 Season

Blue Angel pilot, Major Chris Collins acknowledges the crowd, NAS Oceana 2010
Credit Steve Cooke//Flickr Steve Cooke-SRAviation

There was a familiar sight in the air over El Centro, California on Saturday as the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration team began the 2014 season before a crowd of over 30,000. After spending most of 2013 on the ground, the Blue Angels made it back in the air this past weekend to start the 2014 show schedule. 

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NET-C
6:00 am
Sat January 25, 2014

NETC Sees Change of Command

Rear Adm. Donald Quinn
Credit Dave Dunwoody / WUWF News

The Naval Education and Training Command is under new management. A change of command ceremony was held Friday at the Museum of Naval Aviation aboard NAS Pensacola.

After two years on the job, Rear Adm. Donald Quinn stepped down at NET-C commander in a traditional Navy ceremony. He was succeeded by Rear Adm. Michael White. Quinn is also retiring after a 35-year naval career.

If you thought the ceremony would be one of solemn talk and sad faces, then you would have had another think coming. And it was led by Quinn, whose nickname is “DQ.”

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Local News
3:24 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

NAS Pensacola Celebrates 100th Birthday

Naval Air Station Pensacola kicks off a yearlong observance of its 100th anniversary.
Credit Dave Dunwoody

Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration, by honoring one of the many Navy pioneers who helped put the installation on the map.

In his narration, Commander Dave Jasso said when Lt. Commander Henry Mustin anchored the USS Massachusetts in Pensacola Bay one of his crewmen, Ships Cook 4th Class Walter Leroy Richardson, was a photo enthusiast and began capturing aviation activities on film.

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