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Blue Angels Announce First Female Pilot, an ODU Grad Based at Oceana

Blue Angels Announce First Female Pilot, an ODU Grad Based at Oceana

The Blue Angels have added the first female demonstration jet pilot to its aerial demonstration team. Lt. Amanda Lee, an ODU graduate based at Oceana, is the newest core member of the Navy’s famed team. Lee is currently assigned to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 and goes by the call sign “Stalin.”…Continue Reading

Norfolk Native Awarded Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Norfolk Native Awarded Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Norfolk, Virginia, native, Fireman Skyler Brooks, was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal aboard USS Constitution, July 14th. The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is awarded to service members who perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. “I’m glad I’m at a place that gives me a plethora of…Continue Reading

Service Member Spotlight: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raphael McCorey

Service Member Spotlight: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raphael McCorey

U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raphael McCorey, from Chesapeake, Virginia, performed the National Anthem during a Fourth of July celebration aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) while underway for Pacific Partnership 2022. Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief…Continue Reading

Service Member Spotlight: Lt. Matthew Starr, from Norfolk, Va

Service Member Spotlight: Lt. Matthew Starr, from Norfolk, Va

Lt. Matthew Starr, from Norfolk, Va., conducts pre-flight maintenance checks on an MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the “Dragon Whales” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the Baltic Sea during exercise BALTOPS22. BALTOPS22 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in…Continue Reading

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