More than 290,000 approaches were made since training began at NATTC
National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NATTC
Why do we do what we do?" asked NATTC Instructor Chief Aviation Electronics Technician (AW) David San Angelo.
All of the students were recent graduates of boot camp and expect to begin the second phase of their careers at NATTC. It's essential that the Sailors know the importance of their tasks, whatever the capacity and to understand the concept of teamwork.
Ground and aviation support are the two resonating themes taught at NATTC.
Cobarrubia is currently the NATTC
student indoctrination assistant leading petty officer, and is responsible for providing 5,000 hours of training to more than 14,000 newly-arrived students to the command.
We had to make them understand that a half step off or a hand gesture made the wrong way would have a totally different meaning." Overall, NATTC is happy with the final product, which was unveiled during the first training class in February.
In addition to the catapult launch trainer, the first of six electronic aviation classrooms at NATTC was recently opened and ready to accept 11 students for instruction in visual landing aids (VLAs).
"We give instruction in these VLAs to pilots and LSOs so that they can safely execute landings aboard aircraft carriers at sea," NATTC instructor IC1 Thomas Murdock said.
Fortunately for the students here at NATTC, Broadous can just turn off the fuel if things start to get out of hand.
With the newly installed trainer at NATTC, Sailors will soon be feeling even more heat.
"When we first lit off the old JP-5 trainer here, residents were calling, as well as the news services, asking if a plane had crashed," said Joy White, director of public relations for NATTC. "The new trainer is a lot less visible to the surrounding community."