Naval Air Station Pensacola

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

Navarre’s own Lulu Jahn, a South African native and mother of five, was among the more than 150 people from around the globe who took the oath of U.S. citizenship Fridayduring a tearful ceremony in Pensacola. “It means everything to me,” Jahn said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

At a young age, Navy Lt. Damon Kroes knew he wanted to be a pilot. He grew up watching the Blue Angels. They were his inspiration. So was his grandfather, a former naval aviator. Dreams change for children, but any chance of that happening for Kroes was erased on a trip to Naval Air Station […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 26

OWNER OF GAY NIGHTCLUB HIT BY MASS SHOOTING PLANS MEMORIAL Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based Pulse club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week. In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned […]

The Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2016 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.  In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 only.  Aircraft will […]

Blue Angels Begin Training for Return to Season Schedule

Blue Angels Begin Training for Return to Season Schedule

NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced it will begin training flights in preparation to resume the team’s Pensacola practice and air show season schedules, June 16. The team will fly its first training flight in a “Big V” formation, with five aircraft, over downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, […]

We’ve got your six, Capt. Kuss

We’ve got your six, Capt. Kuss

Too often lately we find ourselves mourning the loss of a military member.  This week is no exception.  Our beloved Blue Angels, the US Navy flight demonstration team based in Pensacola, suffered a horrific loss on Thursday as the team was practicing for an air show in Smyrna, Tn..  Capt. Jeff Cuss By all accounts, […]

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press   Smyrna, Tenn. (AP) — A Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, had wanted to fly since he was a child, relatives said. A U.S. official identified the […]

National Naval Aviation Museum closed due to bomb threat

National Naval Aviation Museum closed due to bomb threat

According to the Naval Air Station Public Affairs Office, the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola is closed due to a bomb threat and will remain closed until tomorrow, Sept. 28, when normal hours will resume.  Visitors at the museum were evacuated and gates were closed pending primary and secondary searches to […]

T-45C crashes at NAS Pensacola

T-45C crashes at NAS Pensacola

A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed at the approach end of a runway at Naval Air Station Pensacola at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, according to NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Officer Harry White. The two-seat training aircraft, assigned to Training Squadron 86, was conducting a routine training flight. The two air crew are being treated at […]