Friday, January 30, 2015

SEALS use NOLF Choctaw

Naval Air Station Whiting Field's Navy Outlying Field Choctaw host­ed a short-notice Naval Special Warfare Group training exercise Jan. 23 when weather conditions left the East Coast SEAL team without a drop zone. After coordination with the NAS Whiting Field Air Opera­tions, NOLF Choctaw, used primarily for naval aviation training, was transformed for four multiple air drops from a Dobbins, Ga., Air Reserve Base C-130 that circled the field at about 10,000 feet. Choctaw air ops were halted for the four-hour training. NOLF Choctaw is near Navarre, Fla., one of 13 outlying fields assigned to Whiting. (Source: Whiting Tower, page 7, 01/28/15)