Wednesday, January 13, 2021

NAS Whiting Navy's best small base

NAVAL AIR STATION Whiting Field, Fla. - Naval Air Station Whiting Field near Milton in Northwest Florida has been named recipient of the 2021 Installation Excellence Award in the small base category. The honor was announced by Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. Yancy Lindsey, in a message Jan. 11. CNIC is the Navy command tasked with overseeing 70 U.S. Navy shore installations worldwide. The award lauds the top Navy commands at shore for their installation management, program excellence and community outreach. Installations are graded across a number of key areas including: facilities management, quality of life, environment, energy, property stewardship, communication, safety and health as well as many other categories. Each entrant is judged on a write-up of accomplishments plus supporting documentation and photographs. NAS Whiting Field is home of Training Air Wing Five, which supports some 60 percent of all primary fixed-wing flight training and 100 percent of all initial helicopter training for the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. It's the busiest aviation complex in the world with roughly 1 million flight operations flown at the installation annually. (Source: NAS Whiting Field Public Information, 01/12/21)