NAS PENSACOLA
Pensacola, FL 32508, USA

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NAS Pensacola

Welcome to Naval Air Station Pensacola located on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida. We are committed to fully support the operational and training missions of tenants assigned, enhancing the readiness of the U.S. Navy, its related armed services and other customers.

NASP Corry Station

WELCOME TO CORRY STATION. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU ABOARD!

For personnel reporting to the Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola, report to the administration department in Building 3783. You may contact NIOC administration at 850-452-0311 or DSN 922-0311.

Saufley Field

Saufley Field has been in the supporting cast of Navy Pensacola’s long-running drama, “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” for more than 50 years. Welcome! We hope your tour aboard Saufley Field will be especially enjoyable.

NAS Whiting Field

NAS Whiting Field is the busiest naval air station in the world, responsible for an estimated 46 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command’s total flight time and more than 11 percent of Navy and Marine Corps total flight time. More than 1,200 service personnel complete their essential flight training here yearly.

History

The site now occupied by Naval Air Station Pensacola has a colorful historical background dating back to the 16th century when Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna founded a colony on the bluff where Fort Barrancas is now situated. In the ensuing years, the flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederacy and the United States have flown over the strategic port of Pensacola.

Local Community

The city of Pensacola has a rich history full of everything from archeological sites to significant historical events and interestingly enough, was the first European settlement in 1559. In 1743, the first commercial export cargo left the Port of Pensacola and consisted of pine, pitch products and the wooden masts and spars for sailing ships. In 1825, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams ordered the establishment of forts as well as the navy yard at Pensacola, which signaled the beginning of the Navy’s long association with the city and its people. Visit the Historic Pensacola Village archeological site downtown located in the historic district for an in-depth look into Pensacola’s history to include recreated homes, kitchens and shops full of re-enactors giving demonstrations. Some of the stops on these guided tours include the 1805 French Creole Lavalle House and the 1832 Old Christ Church which is one of the oldest masonry church structures in Florida. Some museums in the area include Florida State Museum at 330 S. Jefferson St. and Pensacola Children’s Museum at 115 E. Zaragoza St.

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Calibration lab makes sure everything measures up

Story by Keith Hayes on 09/22/2016

Peter Dembowski is the head of the Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Division located in building 598 on the Yermo Annex of MCLB Barstow. The calibration laboratory is comprised of Electronic, Physical Dimensional, Electro-Optic and the Radiation Detection Indication and Computation (RADIAC) measurement sections. Dembowski said they play a key role in making sure whatever the tool or piece of equipment being used does meets the stated accuracy of the manufacturer.

Navy's First Aviation PA Earns Wings of Gold

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter
PENSACOLA, Fla. A Family Medicine Physician's Assistant (PA) became the Navy's first Aviation PA in a historic "winging" ceremony held Sept. 21 at the Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida.
Lt. William Grisham now reports to NAMI as a staff member, seeing naval aviators and aviation flight crew patients.
The culmination of Grisham's efforts gives the Navy another avenue from which to pull specialists in the field of aviation medicine and creates a new program to train health care providers to work alongside flight surgeons.
"Lt. Grisham's designation as the first Aeromedical Physician's Assistant is great for the fleet, Navy Medicine and the Medical Service Corps' Physician Assistant community," said Capt. John Wyland, NAMI Officer in Charge (OIC) at the time of Grisham's appointment in the program. "Aerospace Medicine Physician's Assistants will serve as invaluable flight surgeon extenders in areas of direct patient care, preventive medicine, safety and readiness. They will fill critical operational billets, and the experience they receive should enhance their ability to serve in future leadership positions."
Grisham's endeavor to become an Aviation PA began five years ago with an email. While working as a Family Medicine PA at Naval Branch Health Clinic Atsugi, Japan, he had already received orders to be a Family Medicine PA at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., when a hot-fill billet request popped into his email inbox.
"I immediately responded to the email and contacted my specialty leader to let him know I wanted that billet," Grisham said.
That billet was in Aerospace Medicine with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW5). Instead of moving halfway around the world, Grisham transferred across the hall, remaining in Astugi.
The opportunity allowed Grisham to work with Flight Surgeons, receiving hands-on training in aviation patient care. More important, his time with CVW5 showed PAs could successfully operate as extensions of Flight Surgeons within the Aviation Medicine community. And that set the stage for his historic formal training with NAMI three years later.
He admitted there was pressure being the first PA to complete the program.
"I definitely had people tell me, Better not screw this up,' or something like that," Grisham joked. "However, I can honestly tell you that the only pressure I felt was the pressure I put on myself to do well and successfully complete this training. Just like many of the student naval aviators and flight surgeons I trained with, I wanted to do well for myself and to prove I belonged here just like everyone else."
The training for Grisham and future Aviation PAs is identical to what Flight Surgeons receive with some differences in responsibilities. The program is six months long and includes academics and flight training.
The flight training portion consists of aviation pre-flight indoctrination and an abbreviated flight training syllabus with a Training Air Wing at NAS Pensacola or NAS Whiting Field. The academic portion is held at NAMI and includes aerospace medicine topics in primary care, acute care, occupational health, preventative medicine and naval aviation safety. Graduates are assigned to a Carrier Air Wing Medicine Department where their duties are similar to a Flight Surgeon.
Grisham said his journey from family medicine to aviation medicine is one he didn't take alone, crediting everyone from leadership at CVW5, NAMI and the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) in Pensacola, Florida, to his wife.
"There have so many great individuals involved in this process," Grisham said. "I also owe a great deal of gratitude to Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) and Capt. Kris Belland, Commander Pacific Fleet Surgeon, for helping make this opportunity possible and for their strong support every step of the way."

Corry Station IW Community Honors 9/11 Victims

Story by PO3 Taylor Jackson on 09/09/2016

The observance served as an opportunity to mourn those who lost their lives on 9/11 and reflect on the impact of the events of that day.

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