At the regular meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron Thursday, December 14, sailors from the local Navy Base at Seal Beach were our special guests. They had been selected by the base as Sailors of the Quarter. Those honored from the Naval Weapons Station were: Senior Sailor of the Quarter–MA1 Steven Jacks; Junior Sailor of the Quarter–MA2 Jason Turner; and Bluejacket of the Quarter–MA3 Johnathon Lewis. Other honorees came from the Navy Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division Unit at Seal Beach Weapons Station. Honorees were: Senior Sailor of the Quarter–LS1(EXW) Lila Dowell (not able to be present because of a required class that she was attending); and Junior Sailor of the Quarter–MN2(SW) Keith D. Young. Other persons from the base participated in the presentation of certificates and gifts from the community. Chief Master at Arms Michael Pesicka and Chief MW David Rojas introduced the sailors. Captain Noel Dahlke, Commanding Officer of the Naval Weapons Station, presented the certificates.
We greatly appreciate the gift certificates made available by local restaurants. In Seal Beach we thank Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, Finbar’s Italian Restaurant, Glory Days Beachside Grill, Hennessey’s Tavern, O’Malley’s on Main, Rivers’s End Café, and Yucatan. In Long Beach, we thank Beachwood BBQ at 210 East 3rd St., Mimi’s at 6670 E. Pacific Coast Highway. In Newport Beach, we thank The Crabcooker at 1025 Newport Blvd. Beautiful plaques were presented to the SOQ’S by the USAA Insurance Company.