Aviation Training Hosts Visit by Chief of Naval Personnel

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — Chief of Naval Personnel toured the aviation training commands in Pensacola, Fla. Oct 21 receiving a firsthand look at classrooms and labs, as well as speaking with staff and students.

Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III, began his tour at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), where he received a brief by Capt. Brad Martin, CNATT commanding officer, on their mission, vision, accomplishments, and challenges. CNATT is responsible for oversight of all aviation maintenance and support skills training at facilities throughout the fleet.

Ferguson continued his visit with a tour of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), CNATT’s largest aviation training center, where Sailors and Marines are everything from maintenance and support of aircraft and their weapons and support equipment, to fire fighting and air traffic control. NATTC’s main facility, called the Mega Building, is more than 1 million square feet under one roof and houses classrooms and labs, as well as several aircraft hangars with trainers and simulators.

In the Mega Building, the Mechanical Department provides skills training for Aviation Structural Mechanics (AM), Aviation Machinist’s Mates (AD), Aviation Ordnanceman (AO), Aviation Support Equipment Technicians (AS), Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen (PR), and Aviation Structural Mechanics (Safety Equipment) (AME).

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