Sailors of the Year – January 2019

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Front Row, left to right: MAC John Mantle, MA1 Frederick Joshua, MA3 Johnathon Lewis, YN1 Joseph Williams, MN2 Christian Quezada
Back Row, left to right: Paul Faulkner, CMDCS Paul Ellis, Gordon Andersen, MNC Garett Schitz

   The January 10th meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, affiliated with the Association of Naval Aviation, included in the program the recognition of several very outstanding sailors.  They were the Sailors of the Year selected by the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The Base Commander, CAPTAIN Noel Dahlke, made the announcement of the selections.  They included:  the Senior Sailor of the Year–MA1 Frederick Joshua; the Junior Sailor of the Year–MA2 Jessica Mahon; and the Blue Jacket of the Year—MA3 Johnathon Lewis.

Also, at the Naval Weapons Station, from the Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division Seal Beach, the selections were:  Sailor of the Year—YN1(SW/AW) Joseph Williams; and the Junior Sailor of the Year—MN2(SW) Christian Quezada.

Grampaw Pettibone Squadron Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the Sailors of the Year by personnel from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station:  CMDCS Paul Ellis, Command Senior Chief; and MAC John Mantle.  Paul A Faulkner, Office Manager for H & R Block, Seal Beach , presented Coupons for a Tax Return to each of the Sailors of the Year.  Also, each of them received an attractive medallion from the USAA Insurance Company.

The Grampaw Pettibone Squadron meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove .

On our January 10th meeting the following Sailors of the Year will be recognized:
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach:
    Senior Sailor of the Year                    MA1 Frederick Joshua
    Junior Sailor of the Year                     MA2 Jessica Mahon
    Blue Jacket of the Year                      MA3 Johnathon Lewis
Navy Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division Unit Seal Beach:
    Senior Sailor of the Year                    YN1(SW/AW) Joseph Williams
    Junior Sailor of the Year                     MN2(SW) Christian Quezada
A personal note:  If you have tried to contact me lately on my cell phone, you had trouble because my cell phone was broken.  It has been replaced and in working order.  Feel free to call me at either number:  Home–562 430 8438 or Cell phone;  562 708 3515.
Bill Thompson
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