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Three Generations of Aviators Merge at Winging Ceremony

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Three Generations of Aviators Merge at Winging Ceremony A tradition of U.S. military aviator service continued Oct. 26 when Ensign Gerald Batchelder received his Wings of Gold during Training Air Wing FIVE’s winging ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. One of 25 flight students to be designated Naval, Marine, or Coast Guard aviators during […]

HT-18 and HT-8 Members Team-up to Take on Wilderness Challenge

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HT-18 and HT-8 Members Team-up to Take on Wilderness Challenge Officers from Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN and Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT teamed up to tackle the Fourth Annual Military Wilderness Challenge in Fayetteville, W.Va. earlier this month. The four-person squad successfully completed the grueling two-day event. Cmdr. John Quillinan, USN; Lt. Cmdr. Thad Smith, USN […]

NAS Whiting Field Selects Sailors of the Year

NAS Whiting Field Selects Sailors of the Year   By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso, Naval Air Station Whiting Field Public Affairs Naval Air Station Whiting Field recently announced its 2012 Sailor of the Year, Junior Sailor of the Year, and Blue Jacket of the Year.   The candidate pool for each award was comprised of leadership-nominated […]

Navy Celebrates Birthday 237th

Naval Air Station Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis reads a proclamation for the 237th Navy birthday while surrounded by the base’s Sailors of the Year. The air station held a bell ringing ceremony Friday, Oct. 12 to commemorate the occasion. U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope.

NAS Whiting Field CDC Renews Accreditation

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NAS Whiting Field CDC Renews Accreditation Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Child Development Center recently received another five-year accreditation, displaying the quality care that is the hallmark of child care Navy-wide.  The accreditation certificate was the result of more than a year-long effort by the staff. The National Association for the Education of Young Children […]

Whiting Field health clinic returning to its original location following extensive renovation project

Whiting Field health clinic returning to its original location following extensive renovation project After undergoing extensive heating and air conditioning upgrades for over a year, the Naval Branch Health Clinic at Naval Air Station Whiting Field will move medical and dental services back into the main clinic site the day after Labor Day, September 4, 2012. […]

DeBrine Passes Command of HT-18 to White

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DeBrine Passes Command of HT-18 to White   By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Following 13 months at the helm, Cmdr. Jeffrey DeBrine passed command of Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN to Lt. Col. Robert White Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field auditorium. Before an […]

DeBrine to Turn Over Command of HT -18

DeBrine to Turn Over Command of HT-18 Cmdr. Jeff DeBrine will pass command of Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHTEEN Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium building.  Lt. Col. Robert White will assume command of the squadron after serving approximately a year as the executive officer.  Col. James Grace, […]

Jamiola Assumes Command of VT-6

Training Air Wing FIVE Commodore Col. James Grace presents outgoing Training Squadron SIX Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Daniel Verda with the Meritorious Service Medal on the day Verda relinquished command of the unit.  Verda passed command of the VT-6 "Shooters" to Cmdr. Donald Jamiola on Friday, July 20 aboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field.  Under Verda, the unit completed 23,000 mishap-free flight hours, graduated 214 student Naval aviators, and smoothly transitioned from the T-34C Turbo Mentor to the state-of-the-art T-6B Texan II airframe.

Jamiola Assumes Command of VT-6  By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Following 13 months at the helm, Lt. Col. Daniel Verda passed command of the Training Squadron SIX “Shooters” to Cmdr. Donald Jamiola Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium. Before an assembly of […]

Thompson to cede command of HT-28 at Whiting Field

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Thompson to cede command of HT-28  Following a successful year-long tour in command of Helicopter Training Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT, Lt. Col. Mark Thompson will turn over command of the unit to Cmdr. Christopher Pesile, Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Atrium. The change of command ceremony dates back to […]