Destin native earns her Wings of Gold PG 2 Helicopter Crew Takes Command of VT-3 PG 3 Threatened Gopher Tortoise Population Surveyed PG 3 Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. Vol. 74 No. 06 April 9, 2018 Forging Aviators for the Fleet
aviator. I did not go to a recruiter with the intention of reaching out to a recruiter. 2 The Whiting Tower Capt. Paul Bowdich Cmdr. Don Gaines Master Chief (AW/SW) Lee Stephens Whiting Field News Destin native earns her Wings of Gold Lt.j.g. Luke Rague wreath laying ceremony to honor National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF Public Affairs Staff. By Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF PAO Staff Destin native Lt.j.g. Danielle Francis Adams (left) pauses in front of a TH-57 with her twin sister, Ali Hollis (right) before being pinned with her Wings of Gold onboard NAS Whiting Field on March 23. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF Public Affairs Staff. Julie Ziegenhorn Jamie Link Cont. on page 5
3 Whiting Field News Commander Barnet Harris II is pinned by his wife with a Com mand Ashore insignia during the Training Squadron Three (VT3) Change of Command, held at the National Naval Aviation Mu seum, on March 23, 2018. With Cmdr. Mike Gerhart serving as two Navy helicopter pilots. Photo by Jamie Link, NASWF Deputy Cont. on page 6 Cont. on page 7 Threatened Gopher Tortoise Population Surveyed By Ens Nicholas Spaleny, NASWF Public Affairs Staff Helicopter Crew Takes Command of VT-3 ews April 10 was established as Gopher Tortoise Day by the Gopher Tor
4 Whiting Field in Photos April 10, 1941 April 11, 1970 April 12, 1981 April 13, 1960 April 14, 1942 This Day in Naval History cury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. Deke Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. Gus Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. Photo courtesy NASA. TOP LEFT : NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing FIVE participate in the NASWF Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation signing and teal ribbon tying event on Tuesday, April 3 to support the Navy Region Southeast kick-off SAAPM. The aviators wear a teal ribbon command patch this month to support the awareness effort. Photo by Jamie Link, NASWF Deputy Public Affairs TOP RIGHT: game to kick-off SAAPM and Month of the Military Child with his sons and daughter. Photo by Jamie Link, NASWF Deputy PAO. BOTTOM LEFT: Lt.j.g. McCarthy leads a tour of the South Field hanger and TH-57 static aircraft for Monroe, Louisianas Ouachita Parish saw a T-6B static aircraft. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF Public Affairs Staff. BOTTOM RIGHT:
Whiting Field News 5 Local Winger -Cont. from page 2 Lt.j.g. Danielle Francis Adams (right) is pinned with her Wings of Gold by her twin sister, Ali Hollis (middle), onboard NAS Whiting Field on March 23. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF Public Affairs Staff. Month of the Military Child proclamation on Tuesday, March 27, with Fleet and Family Support Center Staff. The Month of the Mili families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the de pendent children of military members serving at home and overseas. Lt.j.g. Luke Rague, NASWF Pub lic Affairs Staff.
Whiting Field News 6 Gopher Tortoise -Cont. from page 3 craft. The gopher tortoise gets its name for the ability to dig large bur rows, similar to a gopher. Their burrows are critical to the ecosys tem, providing protection for over 360 other species from heat and predators. Pictured is an unearthed gopher tortoise from a 2015 relocation initiative on NAS Whiting Field property.
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Whiting Field News 10 Congratulations to TRAWING-5 Wingers Italian Navy Ensign is presented with TRAWING-5 Commodores List at TRAWING-5 Headquarters on March 6. Congratulations to TRAWING 5 Academic Award and Commodores List Recipients TOP ROW: MIDDLE ROW: BOTTOM ROW:
Whiting Field News 11 Congratulations to TRAWING-5 Wingers TRAWING-5 Academic Award and Commodores List Recipients receive recognition at TRAWING-5 Headquarters on March 16. Congratulations to TRAWING 5 Academic Award and Commodores List Recipients TOP ROW: MIDDLE ROW: BOTTOM ROW: