Navy commissions USS Wichita

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marianne Guemo, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Detachment Southeast MAYPORT, Fla.--USS Wichita (LCS 13), the Navy's seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, was brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport on Jan. 12. "The LCS, like your favorite mobile device, offer
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Blue Angels Offer Thrill Ride to Jacksonville Influencers

Story by PO2 Nick Grim on 01/10/2019 By MC2 (SW/IW) Nick A. Grim The Blue Angels treated local key influencers John Beasley and Jeff White to a thrilling jet ride Oct. 24, prior to the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show Oct. 27. Each year, the Blue Angels select approximately
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From Mohawk to Navy Crows: The Journey to Becoming an RP

Story by PO2 Kyle Carlstrom on 12/30/2018 For more than 13 years, Religious Program Specialist (RP) First Class Ryan Babbs, a leading RP for the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), has dedicated his life to the United States Navy. Upon first seeing Babbs, standing at
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Old Tar's Permission To Go Ashore

Story by PO3 Ashley Estrella on 12/27/2018 In the beginning, there was the creation of the heaven, the earth and Senior Chief Gunner's Mate Robert Hyatt. The Navy wasn't without form, but it needed "Old Tar" to fill a void in the midst of the waters. Long before donning the
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IWTC Virginia Beach Instructor Molds, Mentors Information Warfare Warriors

By Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Intelligence Specialist (IS) 1st Class Richard Ayala, a native of Stafford, Virginia, currently serves as an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach. He enlisted in the Navy in December 2013, and after completing basic training
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IWTC Virginia Beach Changes Command

By Lt. Tiya DeGhetto, Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Cmdr. Richard Bosworth relieved Cmdr. Andrew Boyden as commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach during a change of command ceremony at the Dam Neck Annex of Naval Air Station Oceana, Dec. 13.
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