Brevard News

Remembering Banana River Naval Air Station Fox Terrier Mascot, Second Class ‘Skippy’ After 80 Years

One such animal was “Skippy,” who was the mascot of Headquarters Squadron 12, or Hedron 12, stationed at Banana River Naval Air Station (BRNAS), which became Patrick Air Force Base in 1950, and now, Patrick Space Force Base. Skippy, above, was assigned a service number of 000-00-01, and given the rating of “Mascot, Second Class.” He would later earn his wings which he proudly wore on his specially designed flight jacket. […]