The commander of Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson, on Dec. 12 visited Naval Air Station Pensacola, where she praised the actions of those who responded to the deadly Dec. 6 shooting at the base.
The Honorable Thomas Modly, acting Secretary of the Navy, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Naval Air Station Pensacola Dec. 10 following the active shooter incident Dec. 6.
CNO Gilday and Congressman Joe Courtney, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, visited General Dynamics Electric Boat together in Quonset Point, R.I., Dec. 10.
Foreign leaders and U.S. Ambassadors from Bulgaria and North Macedonia joined Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to observe flight operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
With more than 20,000 attendees, President John F. Kennedy's daughter, the Honorable Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, officially christened Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).
This has been a devastating week for our Navy family. Our hearts break for those who lost their lives in Pensacola and the wrenching pain it causes their loved ones. When tragedy hits, as it did today, and Wednesday in Pearl Harbor, it is felt by all.
Two Department of Defense civilians died following a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Dec. 4. The shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from self-inflicted gunshot wound.
11:00 a.m. EST: The Navy is aware of reports of an active shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The base is currently on lockdown. More information will be released on Navy.mil and social media as facts can be confirmed.