Seventy-three Years of Aviation Training News Discamus vincere in caelum Learn to Conquer the Sky Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. Forging Wings for the Fleet Vol. 73 No. 25 December 14, 2017 (Pg 2) NAS Whiting Field Celebrates 26th Year as a Tree City USA (Pg 4) Energy and Water Conservation at NAS Whiting Field (Pg 6) Lets Get Fit in 2018
2 The Whiting TowerCapt. Todd Bahlau Cmdr. Don Gaines Master Chief (AW/SW) Lee Stephens Whiting Field News Works Director Lt.Cmdr. Tim Gleason and Natural Resources Manager Christina Malitz to plant a Live Oak tree at the DeJamie LinkNAS Whiting Field Celebrates 26th Year as a Tree City USA The Whiting Tower is an authorized publication for members of the Naval Air Station Whiting Field team, tenant commands, their family members and retirees in the sur rounding area. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Recruiting Command. Naval Air Station Whiting Field celebrated their 26th consecutive year for a Tree City USA National Arbor a communitys dedication to conservation and urban renewal. This is the Arbor Day Foundations 42nd anniver sary of the start of the program. NAS Whiting Field planted a Live Oak tree in the front of the Child Development Center to recognize the day Dec 4. We mark our commitment to a healthy sustainable environment with our youngest members of the remind people to stay in touch with nature Natural Recontinue to serve as a symbol of NAS Whiting Fields commitment to a healthy environment. The Arbor Day Foundation presented a banner to the command to recognize the achievement which was unfurled during the event. NAS Whiting Field Comto the assembled staff and audience announcing the dates of Dec. 4-8 as Tree Week across the base. Whiting Field will continue to annually celebrate Tree recognize the importance of preserving and managing Cont. on Page 7 Capt. Bahlau, Lt.Cmdr. Gleason and Christina Malitz pose for
3 Across the Fleet By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder U.S. Navy Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship returns to its homeport in Bremerton, Wash., Dec. 10, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication By Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Public Affairs Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. James Crawford, left, cuts a cake with Lt. Taylor Onik during a celebration of 50 years of Judge Corps hosted a commemorative event on Dec. 7 at the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, D.C. U.S. Navy photo by Natalie Morehouse. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to Washington After Deployment The strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft The strike group sailed more Cont. on page 5 The Navy JAG Corps Turns 50 excellence Dec. 8. "From the time the Navy created the 'law speNavy's legal team has made a difference every day providing steady counsel and advice to keep us from running aground ethically and on the right course always," said ers before cutting a cake to mark the historic anniversary. Cont. on Page 4
Whiting Field News 4 Navy JAG Corps -Cont. from page 3 shouldering a weighty responsibility with honor and huworked alongside so many dedicated, talented professionals, both past and present." ery of a wide range of legal services. and evolved to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. From the establishment of Naval Legal Service Counsel Program, to the expansion of operational law, the manders, Sailors and Navy families with targeted legal advocates are making their own mark on our legacy and cates practice alongside enlisted personnel and civilians milestone with all of them." practicing in many disciplines, including international maritime law, environmental law, legal assistance, infor mation operations and intelligence law. cated to service, committed to excellence illustrates the colleagues, as well as the high standards to which they adhere in their daily work. Over $500,000 annual at NAS Whiting FieldBy Sue Brink, NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs across the installation. print for decades to come, directly in line with the Navys goals for energy conservation, independence and resilience. ation of a new virtual chiller plant. The virtual chiller cent facilities that house the installations advanced aviacomponents, adding system redundancy while increasing systems. The virtual chiller plant is one of the more ingenious energy conservation measures developed during aligned with the Navys new cybersecurity and energy Weve already observed Cont. on Page 7
Whiting Field News 5Nimitz Carrier Strike Group -Cont. from page 3pieces of ordnance. The strike group conducted training dom's Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy. These trepid Sentinel in the Gulf of Oman and landmark Threeaddition, the strike group conducted visit, board, search hoisting drills, sea surveillance, replenishments-at-sea, maritime patrol and reconnaissance, explosive ordnance disposal operations, and air, surface and anti-submarine warfare training. Nimitz Strike Group. "The team demonstrated the professionalism, strength and resolve of the U.S. Navy around the world. They battled through the intense heat of the Arabian Gulf to conduct operations in support of OperaOver the six-month span, the strike group conincluding interacting with children at schools, visiting patients at hospitals and socializing with animals at shelters. Pinckney Sailors also participated in the Association of conferences and a parade. the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, seoperations.
Whiting Field News 6By Raelyn Latchaw, NASWF MWR Fitness Specialist grated beings comprised of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual encompasses more than the ongoing effort to care for ourselves in multiple areas with the end goal goal is to encourage our ist with NAS Whiting Field MWR. ing effective and creative ways to improve the physical as well as the mental and emotional. Within the physical aspect of health, there are multiple components. One cannot achieve a place of physical balance without addressing all areas. Although cardio is a necessary component, hand that my hope is to encourage others to discover ways have taught many modes throughout the years. Some of ate to encourage my clients to be mindful in the fueling choices they make every day. There is much truth to the Strength Fusion A form of sports training involving performing and muscular endurance. Yoga This yoga class is focused on de-stressFull body workout for mom/dad and as your child will stay in the stroller for the entire hour long class. while increasing lean body mass program that challenges you with variety and intensity. Of special interest is our 'Stroller Fitness' Class. There are lots of new offerings on Cont. on Page 7
Whiting Field News 7-Cont. from page 6The substantial construction activities of this ruptions and impacts to the facility occupants. between a federal agency and its serving utility for deand repaid with future utility savings. to leverage greater economies of scale and maximize the combination of both, to comply with energy savings mandates. Conservation -Cont. from page 4 our trees with planned activities for the planting of trees throughout the planting season, demonstrating our responsibility as federal land stewards. Forestry Ordnance, and have a board with regular meetof how important trees are to our society. Not only do they provide a natural beauty, but trees also give shade, help to lower temperatures in urban areas, increase the oxygen level in their areas, and help to cleanse pollutants from groundwater and the air.Tree City -Cont. from page 2 with Capt. Bahlau in front of the Oak tree planted at the DeCongratulations to NAS Whiting Field Gold level of achievement indicates a very good to outstanding energy conservation program. ber well those years of being in a new location, far from extended family with a husband full into his military caand making connections with other spouses was vital for me. similar circumstances a chance to take care of themselves physically, mentally, and by default emotionally. We will be offering an effective and challenging workout, modian environment which fosters relationships among moms For myself, participating in these types of activities as a young mom has brought long lasting friendships that are still present after my boys are fully grown.
8 Whiting Field News December 14 1942 formed on board a submarine. December 15 1845 vers Pons and Patuxent. December 16 1907 ing a lasting legacy at home and abroad.This Day in Naval HistoryNAS Whiting Field control tower operators in 1945. U.S. Navy
tions and payment at Community Recreation by calling West will take place that will impact people have become accustomed to. Activities will ramp up afand will continue aware that delays entering/exiting the installation are likely. Plan accordingly. Updates will continue to be provided progresses. 2017 year Fleet and Family Support Center Field has hosted the chil in lobby to hang tags of children whose parents need assistance providing holiday gifts. Come into FFSC to sponsor a child today! Deadline to sponper child. Berryhill Road Safety Department has made a special emphasis of slowing down the speeds of Road. The road is heavily residential in nature, and homeowners have expressed repeated concerns about the unsafe nature of the speeds that cars are often travelling down the street. Some of the offenders have been noted wearing military uniforms. Please adwell as to protect your hard earned income from a potential ticket. MWR Tickets & Travel variety of leisure travel services including discount ticket sales to various attractions throughout the country and local attractions. We also offer lodging, cruises, bus tours, airfare packages all over the world, and other special services. Things submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by News & Notes 9
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