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Virginia Beach Sailor assists in search and rescue

Virginia Beach Sailor assists in search and rescue

On Wednesday, June 24 as a five-person crew aboard VAW-124’s E-2C Hawkeye were manning the skies above Hampton Roads they heard a potential Search and Rescue (SAR) distress call announced on the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and took action. “We received a report of a vessel taking on water near Smith Island off the Virginia…Continue Reading

Newport News Sailor serves aboard U.S. Navy warship

Newport News Sailor serves aboard U.S. Navy warship

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 2, 2020) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Gabriel Pena helps retrieve the multi-function towed array (MFTA) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), July 2, 2020. Roosevelt, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies…Continue Reading

Newport News’ namesake ship, USS Newport News, Returns from Deployment

Newport News’ namesake ship, USS Newport News, Returns from Deployment

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) transits to Naval Station Norfolk, July 18, 2020. Newport News returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment in support of national security interests and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alfred Coffield/Released)Continue Reading

2020 Military Appreciation Month Discounts

2020 Military Appreciation Month Discounts

Service members and families are being honored during Military Appreciation Month with a variety of discounts in 2020. Military.com has an ongoing list of discounts. 2020 Military Appreciation Month Discounts Big Lots Big Lots is offering active-duty military and veterans a 15% military discount off everything through May both in-store and online. The Fresh Market Veterans…Continue Reading

Virginia Beach Sailor Performs with U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band

Virginia Beach Sailor Performs with U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band

The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band performed “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I to brighten people’s day while reminding them to follow guidelines to help fight COVID-19. Musician 3rd Class Marshall Wacker, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, played keyboard during the performance. Wacker represents the dedicated men and women around the world serving in the Navy…Continue Reading

Chesapeake Sailor Named NECC Sea Sailor of the Year

Story by Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Navy Diver 1st Class Thomas Gerace, from Chesapeake, Virginia, was recently recognized as the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Sea Sailor of the Year. This award allows Navy commands to highlight their top Sailors and reward them for their hard work and…Continue Reading