Naval Air Station Pensacola
Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola located on the Florida Gulf Coast. We are committed to fully supporting the operational and training missions of tenants assigned; enhancing the readiness of the U.S. Navy, its sister armed services and other customers.
NAS Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. This includes major tenant commands: Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels, and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command, a command which combines direction and control of all Navy education and training.
NAS PENSACOLA RECEIVES COMMANDER IN CHIEF’S INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
PENSACOLA, Fla. --- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced Naval Air Station Pensacola as the recipient of the Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.
The annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative efforts of the military, civilian and contractor personnel who operate and maintain military installations. NAS Pensacola had already won the award for best installation in Navy Region Southeast competing with all other bases in the Southeast, and then moving on to compete with U.S. naval bases worldwide.
“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you all on our selection as the Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence,” said Capt. Keith Hoskins, NAS Pensacola commanding officer. “This award is indicative of the pride and professionalism exhibited by the collective team in providing the very best readiness from the shore. Your efforts directly contribute to the overall mission support of the fighter, fleet and family.
“In my 26 years of service I have not seen a better team who possesses the level of passion in performing our missions,” he said. “I am forever humbled and honored to serve with you all.”
Hoskins went on to say the honor was a team effort and also thanked the Pensacola-area community for “providing the necessary support to assist us in meeting our mission. Our ties with the local community and officials, in my view, are second to none.”
The air station will receive a commemorative trophy and flag, as well as a congratulatory letter from the president.
NAS Pensacola Wins Installation Excellence Award
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has announced the Navy's 2015 Installation Excellence Award Winners with Naval Air Station Pensacola placing first in the large installation category. The annual installation excellence award recognizes the top three large and small installations world-wide and rewards installation performance consistent with Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) strategic criteria for the DoD-wide Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Awards. "I am proud to congratulate all of our Navy Installation Command winners," said Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, CNIC. "Competition this year was very tight and each of the nomination packages was impressive." As a first place winner, NAS Pensacola automatically goes on to represent the Navy for the DoD-wide 2015 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, which will be announced in the spring. "I am delighted to announce that Naval Air Station Pensacola is the Navy's nominee for the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence," said Smith. "Congratulations to Capt. (Keith) Hoskins (NASP commanding officer) and the men and women of NAS Pensacola who worked diligently to make their installation the best in the Navy, and hopefully in all of DoD." Capt. Hoskins passed on to NAS Pensacola personnel his feelings on winning the award: “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you all on our selection as CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award. This prestigious recognition is a direct reflection of (our) team's professionalism and loyal dedication to our mission.” Established in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes outstanding efforts in the operations and maintenance of U.S. military installations. Each branch of the military submits its nomination and an award is presented to the installation whose command has made best use of available resources to accomplish its assigned mission over the course of the preceding fiscal year. Smith also praised the other awardees and said that all 19 nomination packages detailed the hard work and outstanding accomplishments for the submitting installations, which is indicative of their commitment to supporting the Fleet, the Fighters and their Families.
News Talk 1370 WCOA broadcaster Don Parker (back seat, right) took a ride in the Blue Angels No. 7 jet with Lt. Ryan Chamberlain Nov. 4. “I’m looking forward to it,” Parker said. “I’m hoping for a nice, smooth flight and I’m hoping for my number of takeoffs to equal my number of landings,” he said. (Above) With final preparations for the flight complete, AE2 Cyrille Sandusky shakes hands with Chamberlain. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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