Friday, April 20, 2018

Parker takes HT-8 command

Cmdr. Stephen Audelo turned over command of Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., to Cmdr. Jessica Parker April 20 during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola's Naval Aviation Museum. HT-8 is the Navy's oldest currently active helicopter training squadron, responsible for flying more than 26,000 flight hours and graduating an estimated 168 Naval aviators every year. Cmdr. Lena Kaman became the new executive officer of HT-8 during the ceremony, beginning her preparations to take the helm of HT-8 at the next change of command. (Source: NAS Whiting Field, HT-8 public affairs, 04/20/18)