Sunday, July 1, 2018

Whiting Field marking 75th

Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., is where generations of naval aviators have learned to fly. Started at the height of World War II to meet the nation's demand for aviators, Whiting will soon mark its 75th anniversary. While the Santa Rosa County base has come a long way since its official dedication July 16, 1943, its mission to produce aviators hasn't changed. Hundreds of young Navy and Marine officers come to Whiting Field each year to become naval aviators and earn their wings of gold. A feature story. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/01/18)