A very appreciative group gathered to honor the Sailors of the Year from the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach. It was the regular meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove. They recognized the outstanding sailors with Certificates of Appreciation and other gifts including beautiful medallions from the United States Automobile Association. The sailors honored were:
Sailors of the Year from the Naval Weapons Station – Seal Beach,CA
- Senior Sailor of the Year: MA1 Zachary Goldman
- Junior Sailor of the Year: MA2 Eriel Ferrera
- Blue Jacket of the Year: MA3 Katherine Parsley
Sailors of the Year from Navy Munitions Command Pacific Conus West Division Unit – Seal Beach, CA
- Senior Sailor of the Year: MN1 Matthew Wilson
- Junior Sailor of the Year: MN2 Cuauhtemoc Rincon
- Bluejacket of the Year: MN3 Corey Stinson
Tim Brown, Commanding Officer of Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, presented the certificates to the sailors. He was assisted by Paul Ellis, Command Senior Chief for the Naval Weapons Station and Michael Just, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Navy Munitions Command, West Division, Seal Beach
Appropriately, the Guest Speaker for the meeting was the Commanding Officer for the Naval Weapons Station, CAPT Jason J. Sherman USN. He provided historical information as well as a detailed account of the broad responsibilities of the Naval Commands at Seal Beach.
GPS, a division of the Naval Aviators Association, meets every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove.