Sailors of the Quarter – November 2018

The names for the picture are:
Left to right: Front row.  MA3 Manuel Flores, MA2 Jessica Mahon, MA1.  (Three Sailors of the Quarter from the Munitions Unit were absent because of duty assignments)  B
ack row. Sel Ramsey, MACS Pascal Herring, Don Pageler, CDR John Quillinan, and MAC Jon Mantle

The outstanding Sailors of the Quarter from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station were honored at the November 8, 2018 monthly meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron. Recognition and appreciation were given to the following persons stationed at the Los Alamitos Naval Weapons Station:  Senior Sailor of the Quarter was MA1 Ezra Payton; Junior SOQ was MA2 Jessica Mahon; and the Bluejacket of the Quarter was MA3 Manuel Flores.  From the Navy Munitions Command CONUS, West Division Unit, Seal Beach, the honorees were:  the Senior SOQ: YN1(SW/AW) Joseph Williams;  the Junior SOQ was MN2(SW) Christian Quezada; and the Bluejacket of the Quarter was MN3 Adriana Ruiz.

In addition to the certificates received from Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, these outstanding sailors received recognition from the following restaurants in Seal Beach : Hennessey’s Tavern, OMalley’s On Main, The Hangout, Bistro St. Germain, 320 MAIN, Crema Café, Finbar’s Italian Kitchen, Glory Days Beachside Grill, Yucatan Grill, Santa Fe Importers, Islands, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Chick-fil-A, and California Pizza Kitchen.  Restaurants in Long Beach were: MIMI’S Café, Corner Bakery Café, and Ruby’s Diner.  Others were: Romano Cucina in Sunset Beach , Buon Gusto in Huntington Beach , and The Crabcooker in Tustin .  The USAA Insurance Company provided attractive plaques for each Sailor of the Quarter.  Grampaw Pettibone Squadron meets at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove .

Grampaw Pettibone Squadron will honor the Seal Beach Naval Station Sailors of the Quarter (July thru September) at their next meeting Thursday, November 8th, at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge in Garden Grove. Doors open at 11:30 am with lunch at noon with the program to follow.

The following Sailors of the Quarter will be honored:

Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach:

Senior SOQ –                                MA1 Ezra Payton

Junior SOQ –                                MA2 Jessica Mahon

Bluejacket of the Quarter –       MA3 Manuel Flores


Navy Munitions Command CONUS West Division Unit, Seal Beach


Senior SOQ –                               YN1(SW/AW) Joseph Williams

Junior SOQ –                              MN2(SW) Christian Quezada


Bluejacket of the Quarter               MN3 Adriana Ruiz
We invite you to participate with us in honoring these outstanding sailors with gifts from your restaurant. They will also receive gifts from us—Grampa Pettibone Squadron and our parent organization,The Association of Naval Aviators.   We will stop by to pick up your certificates. If we miss you, please call me in regard to your interest. Attached is a copy of the article sent to local newspapers in regard to our meeting in August. It is our intention in continuing to give publicity to your participation as widely as possible. We appreciate your interest in honoring these worthy sailors at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.


Bill Thompson
Chaplain, COL, USA(ret)


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