nine destroyers in the squadron
As part of the ceremony, colors
were presented by Howard Academy’s NJROTC unit, followed by an
opening prayer by Brother John
Howard and “Pledge of Allegiance”
by Leonard. After the presentation of
the ship model, Rear Adm. Noah
Long gave the presentation he delivered earlier at National Cemetery
and all services were recognized as
their battle songs were played on the
piano by Helen Gillealand.
Aircrewman Austin Armstrong helps
prepare St. Augustine, Fla., Council
member David Beauchamp, senior
pastor of Crescent Beach Baptist
Church, for his flight aboard a Navy
Blue Angels F/A- 18 Hornet Nov. 4 at
Naval Station Mayport.
St. Augustine Members
Fly With Blue Angels
Two St. Augustine, Fla., Council
Navy Leaguers were given the ride
of a lifetime Nov. 4 when they flew
as guests of the Navy’s Blue Angels
flight demonstration squadron prior
to the Jacksonville Beach Air Show.
Council members David Beau-
champ, senior pastor of Crescent
Beach Baptist Church, and William
Blythe, a history teacher at Bartram
Trail High School, flew aboard a Navy
F/A- 18 Hornet with Blue Angels pilot
Lt. Benjamin D. Walborn during a
practice day at Naval Station Mayport
the day before the air show.
Adopted Ship COs
Speak During Central
Jersey Council Dinner
Commanding officers from three of
the Central Jersey Council’s adopted Coast Guard Cutters were guest
speakers during the council’s final
dinner meeting of 2009.
Lt. Daniel J. Twomey, commanding officer of the Keeper-class coastal
buoy tender Katherine Walker; Lt.
Scott Rae, of the Bay-class icebreaker tug Sturgeon Bay; and Lt. Chris
Davis, of the Island-class patrol boat
Bainbridge Island, all spoke before
the council during the Nov. 17 event.
The evening’s special guest was
Capt. Robert O’Brien, commanding
officer of U.S. Coast Guard Sector
O’Brien spoke briefly about his
tenure at Sector New York and about
the relationship that has developed
between sector and the Central
Jersey Council. He commended the
council for its hard work with the
Angel Program, which sent out 854
packages totaling more than 1,700
gifts and warm articles of clothing to
needy families during the recent holiday season, and spoke about how
warmly it is received by the men and
women in his sector.
Council President Bill Aitken
presented the O’Brien with a Nate
Ostrow original piece of artwork.
The artwork included the captain’s
likeness overlaid on a rendition of
the Statue of Liberty. Aitken also presented Mary Borree, director of
Morale Welfare and Recreation
(MWR) at Naval Weapons Station
Earle with a donation from the council. The donation was to support
MWR programs and a turkey/food
basket drive for the holidays.
Don Brown, Tri West Healthcare vice president, and Tri West representative
Steve Alcock present a $1,000 check to the Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Council to assist with expenses for the Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor
Commemoration at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. From the left are:
Alcock, World War II veteran Ed Sommerfield, Brown, Colorado Springs
Council President Bill Lockwood and council Vice President Dick Cooper.
■ More than 20 U.S. Naval Sea
Cadet Corps cadets from the Katy
Division recently served as volunteer ushers at the “Wings Over
Houston” air show Nov. 1-2 at
Houston’s Ellington Field. The Katy
cadets worked with fellow Sea
Cadets from the Houston Division
ushering visitors to their seats in the
VIP section of the airport.
The cadets also helped Navy representatives manage their recruiting
booth, assisting those who were
interested in the Navy key their