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Frocking Honor


By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Naval Air Station Whiting Field recognized the professional advancement of 25 outstanding Sailors at a frocking ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Base Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin presented each selectee with a personalized frocking letter and congratulations. The frocking honor is a Navy tradition whereby […]

NAS Whiting Field Surges on Solar Energy

Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin, Public Works Officer Lt. Cmdr. Jason Kranz, and personnel from contract partner Atlantic Contingency Constructors, LLC celebrate the commissioning of the air station's first large-scale photovoltaic power plant. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso.

NAS Whiting Field Surges on Solar Energy   By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs             Naval Air Station Whiting Field marked another step on its path toward energy independence Tuesday, Nov. 29 with a ribbon cutting for the air station’s first large-scale photovoltaic power system.  Capt. Matthew Coughlin, base commanding officer, […]

McGee to graduate Boot Camp

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2010 Jay High School graduate, Pvt. Brian McGee, will graduate Army boot camp in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri this Thursday, Dec. 1st. He will receive honors in PT (physical training) and sharp shooting. He also received expert in grenades and will wear a special pin on his formal uniform. His family from Jay as well […]

Sailors of the Quarter

Sailors of the Quarter By Ensign James Hedman, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Naval Air Station Whiting Field officially recognized its distinguished enlisted with Sailor of the Quarter awards for the fourth quarter. These Sailors were honored for their continued excellence and dedication to their duties as well as community involvement. The candidates for the […]

NAS Whiting Changes Command

Hall to turn over command to Coughlin Naval Air Station Whiting Field will execute a time-honored tradition Thursday, Nov. 10 when Capt. Pete Hall hands the reins of command to Capt. Matthew Coughlin at the base auditorium.  The 10 a.m. ceremony will mark the 37th transition of command since the founding of the base in […]

Change of Command

Vandiver to turn over command to Grace Training Air Wing FIVE will observe a change at the helm Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field auditorium as Col. James Grace will receive command of the unit from Capt. James Vandiver. Grace will become the second Marine commanding officer of […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

Conspicuous Gallantry Today, Thursday September 15th, 2011 the President of the United States will award Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. He will be the third living recipient – and first Marine – to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in […]

Brock assumes mantle as commanding officer, VT-3


Following fifteen months at the helm, Lt. Col. George K. Hobson passed command of Training Squadron THREE to Cmdr. Philip M. Brock Friday, September 9, at 10 a.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium.  Before an assembly of friends, family and colleagues, Brock accepted the command pennant symbolizing the passing of the squadron’s […]

Day of Remembrance


President Obama’s proclamation declared September 11, 2011, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. This is the tenth anniversary of the horrific attack on American Soil. This unfathomable terrorist attack also brought out the best in the American people. Today in honor of the attacks please remember the lives lost. The times of […]

Scholarship Fund in Honor of Lance Cpl Travis Nelson


The legacy of Lance Cpl. Travis Michael Nelson will live on through the lives of other young marines and the lives of his neighbors in Bratt, as his family plans to award an annual college scholarship  and place a monument in a public park in his honor. LCpl. Nelson, 19, was shot and killed by […]