U.S. Navy

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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Capt. Gregory McWherter
4:38 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Navy: McWherter Guilty Of Conduct Unbecoming

Blue Angels at Rochester International Air Show. July 16, 2011
Credit Photo via Flickr//Ken Mist

A former Blue Angels commander has been found guilty of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice, by failing to stop obvious and repeated instances of sexual harassment. Capt. Gregory McWherter was given a non-judicial punitive letter of reprimand, a usually career-ending outcome.

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NAS Pensacola 100th
8:46 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NAS Pensacola Turns 100

Naval Air Station Pensacola kicks off its Centennial Celebration on Friday, with the dedication of the base’s Command Headquarters.

This is actually the second 100-year observance aboard the base. The first was in 2011 – one of a series of branch-wide events commemorating naval aviation.

Harry White, the Public Information Officer at NAS, says when Lt. Commander Henry Mustin came down to begin the Navy’s aviation program, he brought with him Ship’s Cook 4th Class Walter Leroy Richardson – whose hobby, it turned out -- was photography.

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