Sailors greeted by families as ‘Mad Foxes’ return to NAS Jacksonville
Six months after embarking on an overseas deployment, the “Mad Foxes” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 returned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Tuesday. There, sailors were reunited with their families, who welcomed them with open arms.
Eaglet finds new home at NAS Jax after falling out of nest
The Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Environmental Department helped save an eaglet earlier this month after it fell from its nest near a shopping plaza on San Jose Boulevard in Lakewood. The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey took the eaglet in to nurse it back to health. Thomas Morris, who found the eaglet, was there when the bird took flight. Eagle Audubon Watch says the eagle is a male & about 14 weeks old. There’s a family of 2 adult eagles and another eaglet at this nest!
Documents: FBI tracked Brianna Williams’ movements in Alabama via cellphone
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4Jax on Thursday obtained new discovery material in the case of Brianna Williams, the mother accused of abusing her 5-year-old daughter, Taylor. It includes several maps that show how Williams’ trips from Jacksonville to Alabama were traced via her cellphone, including to the wooded area where Taylor’s remains were found. The documents show Williams’ movements were tracked down to the minute. Williams, according to the documents, called her mother on Oct. 31. RELATED: Autopsy inconclusive on 5-year-old Taylor Williams’ cause of deathWilliams has plead not guilty to her charges.
If you hear gunfire near NAS Jax this week, it’s a training drill
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Naval Hospital Jacksonville will be holding training drills this week which could include simulated explosions and gunfire, Naval Air Station Jacksonville announced Tuesday. The drills will take place Dec. 9-11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and residents in the area may hear loud noises during the training days. NAS Jax said the training is part of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care program which is vital to preparing Naval Hospital Jacksonville medical professionals in performing their jobs under battlefield conditions.