Hometown Military News – 1/17/2019

ABOARD USS BLUE RIDGE (November 1, 2018) - Chief Machinist's Mate Alvin Dogojo, from Brooklyn, N.Y., attached to Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, gives Sailors advice during a simulated fire drill in the engine room of U.S. Seventh Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy, and as 7th Fleet command ship, is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McKay/RELEASED)ABOARD USS BLUE RIDGE (November 1, 2018) - Chief Machinist's Mate Alvin Dogojo, from Brooklyn, N.Y., attached to Afloat Training Group Western Pacific, gives Sailors advice during a simulated fire drill in the engine room of U.S. Seventh Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy, and as 7th Fleet command ship, is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McKay/RELEASED)

Blackwood sailor serves on the USS Antietam

EAST CHINA SEA– Ens. Sarah White, from Blackwood, N.J., stands communication watch on the bridge wing of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)

Pitman Native Serves Aboard Navy Airport at Sea

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – A 2016 Gloucester County Institute of Technology graduate and Pitman, New Jersey, native currently serves aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s most valuable and capable warships, one that can carry 5,000 sailors and more than 70 warplanes anywhere in the world to defend America. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Logan is an aviation maintenance administrationman aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, currently dry-docked in Newport News, Virginia.

Philadelphia Sailor participates in beach cleanup event

SAN DIEGO, CA — Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Marcus Gary, from Philadelphia, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), picks up trash during a beach cleanup event with local community service group I Love a Clean San Diego at Mission Beach, Dec. 12, 2018. Bonhomme Richard is at homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cosmo Walrath)

Brooklyn Native Serves Aboard USS South Dakota, America’s Newest Nuclear Powered Submarine

GROTON, CT – A Port Richmond High School graduate from the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Culinary Specialist (Submarine) 3rd Class Anthony Sanchez, is currently serving aboard the 17th and newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine in the Navy, USS South Dakota (SSN 790), which is scheduled to be commissioned February 2.  Sanchez whips up three to six meals a day during his twelve-hour shifts aboard the submarine, keeping the crew well fed.

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