Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wing getting new leader

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. – Col. David Morris will assume command of Training Air Wing 5 during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He replaces Navy Captain Mark Murray during the Friday 2 p.m. ceremony. Murray will retire from naval service after a 26-year career. Morris, a former member of the Blue Angels who was a prior enlisted Marine, was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1996. In August 2000, he reported to the Blue Angels to fly "Fat Albert," the squadron’s C-130. He comes to NAS Whiting Field from duty at the Pentagon. Morris will now be responsible for an estimated 43 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command's total flight time and over 14 percent of Navy and Marine Corps' flight time worldwide. Over 1,200 personnel complete their essential flight training through TRAWING -5 annually. Capt. Douglas Rosa will become the new Deputy Commodore of TRAWING-5. (Source: Whiting Field, 09/12/17)