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Remembering the lost at NAS Pensacola

Remembering the lost at NAS Pensacola

Joshua Kaleb Watson once helped the United States Naval Academy rifle team defeat Army for the first time in a decade. It was a proud moment for the native of Enterprise, Alabama. A star on the team, boasting a four-year average score of 580.6 out of a possible 600, Watson even had an opportunity to […]

Navy: Flight training suspended for Saudi students

Navy: Flight training suspended for Saudi students

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Washington (AP) — Flight training has been suspended for more than 300 Saudi Arabian students at three bases in Florida in the wake of the deadly shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer on Friday, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday. Navy Commander Clay Doss said classroom training is going […]

Congressman Gaetz: Shooting investigated as terrorism

Congressman Gaetz: Shooting investigated as terrorism

UPDATE Dec. 6, 3 p.m.: In national news reports, several law enforcement officers have identified the shooter at NAS Pensacola as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Saudi Air Force. He was an aviation student at the Naval Air Station. In Gulf Breeze, students and residents are learning one of their own was shot […]

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Fort Barrancas in Pensacola. On the bluffs overlooking the glistening water of Pensacola Bay on a sun-splashed fall afternoon is an historic site that […]

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

UPDATE: As of 10/10 at 6:30 a.m. Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Cat 4 storm with maximum sustained winds at 140 mph and higher gusts at the center. On its present forecast track the storm is set to landfall somewhere near Panama City. Currently the hurricane is moving toward the north at 13 […]

Thunderbirds in town to meet with Blue Angels

Thunderbirds in town to meet with Blue Angels

Criss-crossing a gray sky on a blustery Monday morning at NAS Pensacola, the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team showed off their impressive flying maneuvers in the air, the noise from their F-16 jets almost deafening and the smoke trailing off behind them and fading into the gray clouds. For the first time in more than a […]

Fat Albert thrills riders

Fat Albert thrills riders

Walking up to the towering Blue Angels Hanger at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Station Friday, July 15, I had one goal for my media ride aboard the show teams impressive C-130 airplane Fat Albert. Do not throw up. My coworker Brian Lester had told me all about his ride aboard the plane during last year’s […]

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Certain moments stand out for Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot in Blue Angels’ history. She remembers the first time she flew a plane. A pilot for Fat Albert, the famed C-130, Higgins was 19 and nervous her first time manning a cockpit. “You get freaked out by the littlest things when you are […]