Phoenix sailor uses technology to recruit, mentor U.S. Navy candidates

In the modern world, a future sailor’s first step towards joining the Navy is typically to research the job online. This creates the need for a unique type of recruiter, someone to bridge the gap between curiosity and the physical recruiting station. Fire Controlman 1st Class Dwyane Clement, from Phoenix, is a cyberspace recruiter and […]

Phoenix native serves in Japan aboard forward-deployed ship

A 2012 Apollo High School graduate and Phoenix native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown. Petty Officer 2nd Class Danillo Olla is an engineman aboard the ship operating out of Sasebo, Japan. A Navy engineman is responsible for maintenance of the diesel propulsion engines and high pressure systems on the […]

Phoenix Sailor serves aboard USS Constitution

Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Justin Howard, from Phoenix, pushes snow aboard USS Constitution after the first winter storm of 2016. Constitution is currently in Dry Dock One in Charlestown Navy Yard while she receives repairs to her hull and framework, according to a press release.

Phoenix Sailor serves aboard USS George Washington

Aviation Boatswains Mate Airman Kody Roberts, from Pheonix, stands a security watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto departs Naval Station Norfolk. George Washington is homeported in Norfolk after serving seven years in Yokosuka, Japan as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

Phoenix native serves at Naval Submarine Support Center

A 2002 North Canyon High School graduate and Phoenix native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of Naval Submarine Support Center. Chief Hector Serrano is a yeoman serving aboard the Kings Bay-based submarine support command. A Navy yeoman is responsible for providing administrative and clerical work for eight submarines at naval base Kings Bay. “I like interacting with people around the world who have diverse cultural backgrounds,” said Chief Serrano.

Phoenix sailor named Navy Band’s Sailor of the Year

The U.S. Navy Band has selected a Phoenix native as its 2015 Sailor of the Year. Musician 1st Class Amanda Cline, the band’s productions head, was selected as the top-performing sailor from a pool of 92 first class petty officers. “Petty Officer Cline is not just an outstanding productions head, but she has distinguished herself as support staff leading petty officer, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive chair and heritage committee member,” stated Master Chief Musician Kevin Dines, the command’s senior enlisted leader, in a press release.

Phoenix resident prepares for naval deployments

Ensign Jaclyn Istilart, from Phoenix, tracks the bearing and range of a vessel during an exercise using the maneuvering board on the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon. Sailors from the John C. Stennis Strike Group are participating in a sustainment training exercise to prepare for future deployments.

Phoenix native works aboard naval helicopter

Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 3rd Class Jordan Hunter, on right, from Phoenix, and Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Anthony Marino, from East Lake, Ohio, stand by to hoist a Sailor onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14. Sailors from HSC-14 are participating with the John C. Stennis Strike Group in a sustainment training exercise to prepare for future deployments.

Phoenix native keeping seas free in the Middle East

A 1996 Valley Alternative Magnet High School graduate and Phoenix native is helping the U. S. Navy keep sea lanes safe and open in the Middle East, serving on the mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM-11). Chief Petty Officer Jose Barraza is a Navy machinist’s mate and lives who works at a Navy base in Manama, Bahrain, where the Gladiator is based. Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Arabian Gulf, according to a press releaes. A Navy machinist’s mate is the maintenance manager aboard a ship, the release stated.

Navy Petty Officer Donovan Drobina serves aboard USS Mobile Bay

Fire Controlman Second Class Donovan Drobina, from Phoenix, scans for surface contacts during a show-of-force transit aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). The Sailors from the John C. Stennis Strike Group are undergoing Composite Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise, the final step in certifying to deploy, according to a press release.