Phoenix native serves with high-tech U.S. Navy helicopter squadron

Chief Petty Officer Shantelle Butche, a native of Phoenix, was inspired to join the Navy along with her best friend. Thirteen years later, Ms. Butche serves with the Scorpions of Helicopter Maritime Squadron 49, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. “We are busy at […]

Phoenix native Alejandro trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

Fireman recruit Lesliy Alejandro, a Phoenix native, is a Naval Education and Training Command student learning necessary skills to be a machinist’s mate. A machinist’s mate is responsible for maintaining the steam plants, boilers, and auxiliary equipment onboard Navy warships, according to a press release. Students attend advanced technical schools after “boot camp” where they […]

Scott serves with ‘versatile’ U.S. Navy Helicopter Squadron in Hawaii

Petty Officer Third Class Kody Scott, a Phoenix native, is stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The 2015 Scottsdale Christian Academy graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, according to a press release on Mr. Scott, a Navy yeoman. He serves with HSM 37, which […]

Phoenix native receives Naval Hospital Bremerton’s sailor award

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Raul Haro Jr., assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Branch Health Clinic Everett, was recently selected as Sailor of the Quarter. Keeping the warfighters and their families, past and present, ready and healthy, the Phoenix native was selected for his efforts as part of the Navy’s ready medical force, ensuring military personnel […]

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.