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Virginia Beach Native Becomes Member of U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Lt. Monica Borza, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, was recently announced as one of the officers selected for the Blue Angels 2021 air show season. “The Blue Angels is the best platform in the military for boosting patriotism and inspiring future service members,” said Borza. “This extraordinary team represents the sailors and marines who…

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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…


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…

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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)


Chesapeake Native selected for Junior Sailor of the Quarter Aboard USS Carl Vinson

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Torrence K. Strothers, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, has been selected for Junior Sailor of the Quarter aboard the USS Carl Vinson.  Strothers is serving as a surgical technologist and is responsible for the sterility of the operating room and being the “third hand” to the surgeon during medical procedures. “I’m…


Virginia Beach Resident Promoted to Director, Fleet Installations, Environment

NORFOLK, Va. – Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Tracy Veltre Riker, a native South Brunswick, New Jersey and current resident of Virginia Beach,Virginia, was promoted to the position of Director, Fleet Installations and Environment at U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) command in Norfolk, Virginia, June 8. Her department is responsible for the environmental planning and compliance for…


Happy Father’s Day

Click here for a Father’s Day shout out from a sailor in Virginia Beach. MilitarySpouseFest offers advice on how to celebrate Father’s Day from afar. How to Celebrate Father’s Day From Afar#fathersday2020 #fathersdaygiftideas #Military #militarylife #milspousefest — MilSpouseFest (@milspousefest) June 16, 2020

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