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Whiting tower
Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.)
Place of Publication:
Milton Fla
Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field
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Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 35-58 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Milton (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Santa Rosa County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Santa Rosa -- Milton -- Naval Air Station Whiting Field
30.7125 x -87.018333 ( Place of Publication )


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1944?
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 24 (19 May 1945).

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Copyright Naval Auxilary Air Station Whiting Field. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
43064065 ( OCLC )
sn 99027006 ( LCCN )


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Seventy-four 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. 74 No. 04 February 22, 2018 (Pg 2) Whiting Field Names Air Traffic Controller of the Year (Pg 4) Tower Books and Caf Opens Library at NAS Whiting Field (Pg 5) MWR Hosts 6th Annual Travel Expo at NAS Whiting Field


2 The Whiting Tower Capt. Paul Bowdich Cmdr. Don Gaines Master Chief (AW/SW) Lee Stephens Whiting Field News 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. ENS Kyle Muka ENS Caroline Ready ENS Nick Spaleny ENS Luke Rague Cover Photo: Mrs. Jawana Jackson of the Jackson Foundation Chief McDougle on Feb. 13 at the African American History Month stories and experiences growing up around Dr. Martin Luther King Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff. By Ens. Caroline Ready, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff AC1 Kersch is named Air at NAS Whiting Field. Photo by Ens. Tom Nessler Julie Ziegenhorn Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field recently announced Air Traf the Year. TOPS instructor, a title normally held by a chief petty operations, operational continuity between watch teams, recommended personnel for supervisory positions, and provided technical assistance in the development of on-the-job training programs, developed local course material, visual aids, training scenarios, and prepared tests to evaluate scheduled training. annual review of the Facility Manual, the Air Operations Manuel and assisted with the rewrite of the NAS Whit the safe completion of over approaches and was directly ing hours which resulted in When asked what advice he would give other are told. If you are assigned a task, get it done to the best of your ability. Additionally, you need to always stay engaged, make small goals and keep plugging away. Always keep your eye on the target. Cont. on Page 6


3 Across the Fleet By Lt. j.g. Danielle Tatchio Cont. on page 7 From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs VP-8 Fighting Tigers Rescue Fishermen Lost at eight days. According to the report, the boat carried food and water, but no safety equipment or radios. Assets from U.S. several days before requesting assistance from the U.S. Navy. the P-8A Poseidon, which is equipped with an advanced sel was located after only three hours and the aircrew new addition to the maritime patrol and reconnaissance successfully deployed by a P-8A in real-world SAR operations. generally include medical supplies, food, water, commu with additional supplies depending on the mission type. The three survivors were picked up by a nearby police vessel a few hours after being Transitions to New Online System Stewart, director, Pay and Personnel Department, Navy tion manually. That is why there is no information the tion joint effort, to allow active duty and eligible reserve and National Guard members to review their group and with the paper-based system -and ensures all insurance holders receive the latest information about changes af fecting their coverage. The goal is for all Navy members to provide gible reserve members to manage their group and family use the system. Sailors who already have a testamen tary trust or a testamentary custodial account created Cont. on page 6


Whiting Field News 4 Tower Books and Caf Opens Library at NAS Whiting Field By Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff celebrate Dr. Seuss. civilian, and military dependents. Patrons can check out ID instead of a library card. Unlike the Dewey Decimal System traditional libraries use, the books are organized by subject similar to a book store. for without having to ask for help, said Supervisory friendly as possible. further divided into sub-categories. The library has a period. for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department also es, eBooks and audiobooks. and hosts many events for kids and families such as the and is geared for children elementary age and younger, and parent participation is encouraged, said North. events and activities including a weekly story time, a other sweet treats! said Nordmann. return it to the desk or check it out before they leave, mentioned North. Tower Books and Cafes library features over 5,000 books available to DoD ID holders. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff Cont. on Page 6 Tower Books and Cafes childrens room has a collection of over 2,000 childrens books. The library hosts story times and other events for children and their families. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff


Whiting Field News 5 MWR Hosts 6th Annual Travel Expo at NAS Whiting Field By Ens. Caroline Ready, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff Whiting Field Feb. 8. from a variety of travel and recreation destinations from tional items, including space ice cream, stuffed animals, sunglasses, and more. ation Manager, was in charge of the organization and awareness of reduced-rate leisure travel options avail able to active duty, retired, civilian employees, and around the country come to showcase what they offer and lots of destination travel information. which they had stamped at each vendor display. Once passports were completed, visitors turned them in as an entry for a chance to win one of the numerous, travelrelated prizes. The winners were announced at the event. First time vendors our vendors as part of her journey to collect stamps for her pass port during the Travel Expo on Feb. 8. Photo by Ens. Caroline Ready, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff Vendors enjoy speaking with attendees at MWRs sixth annual Travel Expo onboard NAS Whiting Field on Feb. 8. Photo by Ens. Luke Rague, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff Cont. on Page 8


6 Whiting Field News his career. task is assigned. Making rank or getting awards is in consequential. I just want to look back at the end of my career and know that I tried my best. emulate. set the highest standards and are in keeping with the true spirit of the NAS Whiting Field Team, said Bowdich. Cont. from page 2 in the ability of SAR units to search large areas quickly loaded and be able to prove its effectiveness. We suc cessfully demonstrated the capability of the MPRA com munity to react quickly and effectively to operational P-8A Poseidon aircrews. Lost at Sea Cont. from page 3 Tower Books -Cont. from page 4 For more information on upcoming events or


7 testamentary custodial account who have registered with or account. Sailors interested in creating a testamentary trust or a testamentary custodial account should also see the upper right corner. nect front page. The menu bar will now display multiple click continue. does not mean you are not covered. You remain covered 8. After making your selections, click on the YOUR to continue. Provide your full name and email address and click to continue. For more information, take the online training Cont. from page 3 Whiting Field News clear rooms before engaging the suspect in response to an activeshooter scenario onboard NAS Whiting Field on Feb. 7 as part of Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff ATTT leader Raymond Paris and Opposition Force Ian Conway discuss exercise details while preparing to begin the Solid CurtainCitadel Shield security exercise on Feb. 7. This annual exercise is States naval installations. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny, NAS Whit ing Field Public Affairs Staff


8 Whiting Field News February 22 1974 Navy-designated female aviator. February 23 1944 the Mariana Islands. February 24 1959 air missile. February 25 1933 carrier, is launched. This Day in Naval History Navy woman to earn her wings on 22 February 1974. (left to right): Lt. j.g. Barbara Allen, Ensign Jane M. Skiles, Lt. j.g. Judith A. program was opened to women six years later. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 106751 Travel Expo Cont. from page 5 included Dollywood and OWA. Other vendors that Inns and Suites, Wild Adventures Theme Park, Resort traveled from the Tennessee side of the Smokey Moun proud about that! Dollywood consists of a small theme aters on the park with mini shows throughout the day. The OWA, an amusement park in Foley, Ala., located less than an hour and a half away. Wahlburgers, those are our two signature restaurants that are open right now. event for the year. Security personnel patrol an event on NAS Whiting Field while under Condition Charlie as part of Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield on Wednesday Feb. 8. Photo By Ens. Luke Rague, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff


Whiting Warriors Bench Press and Deadlift Chal lenge and deadlift challenge. Bench Press and deadlift repeti Five A Day Challenge at the Fitness Center signed up and on your way to a healthier you. Keys to the Bahamas full days at sea. Rates are for double occupancy quotes for Balcony Suites available upon request. Childrens Library at the Tower Books & Caf West (Main) Gate Improvement Notice ley Street onto the newly paved section of the onto the current outbound lane. This lane shift area remain the same. Please use caution when approaching this area. JETRO creation of new business through bi-directional investment, strengthening cooperative work will be allocated time for one-on-one consultations for Command Climate Survey March. This voluntary survey gives you the opportunity to provide inputs to improve our installation. It is de about formal or informal policies and practices. News & Notes 9


Whiting Field News 10 Congratulations to TRAWING-5 Wingers Top Row: Middle Row: Bottom Row: