United States Air Force

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Griffin Jax plays professional baseball for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. But that just scratches the surface for Jax, a starting pitcher for the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital […]

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

In September 2017, Gulf Power and its partners flipped the switch on a 330-acre solar field on the retired Holley Outlying Field at Naval Air Station Whiting, ceremonially adding the renewable energy generated there to the power supplied to homes and businesses throughout the Panhandle. More than a year later, Gulf Power spokesperson Kimberly Lynn […]

Fletcher retires from his third career, ready to enjoy his free time

Fletcher retires from his third career, ready to enjoy his free time

Robert Fletcher isn’t your average retiree. In fact, the Navarre resident didn’t officially enter the retirement life until last Friday, the day before his 88th birthday. He retired from his third career in accounting at MoneyTree ATM, the business his son owns. And just because it was his last day doesn’t mean it was an […]

Former airman gets probation for apartment arson

Former airman gets probation for apartment arson

The man who set the Reserve Apartments ablaze while residents slept in their beds in neighboring units will not be going to prison. In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, Midway Fire Department responded to a structure fire in unit 78 of the building. The blaze was extinguished before it spread to other units, […]

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Haden Bennett didn’t think she would actually be awarded the Air Force Association’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center Camp scholarship when she applied for it earlier this spring. Excitement consumed the Navarre High School freshman when she was selected as the winner. “I was really happy and I squealed,” Bennett said with a laugh Friday […]

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Holley resident and Hurlburt Field Intelligence Squadron member Douglas J. Plate, 53, pled guilty Monday to receipt, possession and access with intent to view child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida ahead of the May 9 trial date that has been set. […]

Special Tactics honors deceased double Silver Star recipient

Special Tactics honors deceased double Silver Star recipient

Hurlburt Field, Fla. — The Special Tactics community mourns the loss of retired Tech. Sgt. Sean Harvell, a highly decorated Air Force combat controller who passed away April 26. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Sean,” said Col. Michael Flatten, 24th Special Operations Wing vice commander. “Sean served his nation […]

The Story of a Lifetime

The Story of a Lifetime

An 86-year-old resident of Navarre, Maj. Robert M. Fletcher Sr., has seen more of the world than most people could see in two lifetimes. Fletcher served his county honorably in the United States Air Force for an exciting and adventurous 25 years; years of active duty which included tours in both the Korean and Vietnam […]