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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Featured Video

Produced by Willie Kendrick, Defense Media Activity


Warrior, Athlete, Champion

Health and Fitness

Invictus. It means unconquered. It also describes the embodiment of wounded warriors from around the globe.

TOPGUN, Top School

Around The Fleet

When you hear the term "Top Gun," you probably picture a young Tom Cruise in a flight suit, giving a thumbs-up on a movie poster. Or perhaps you remember that epic fly by or fighter jets blasting through the sky on the big screen.

Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year

Advancements and Promotions

When Hurricane Katrina struck his New Orleans, Louisiana, home, it left Corey Smith jobless and homeless. It was 2006 and he was sleeping on couches with no idea of what to do next. The flood had taken his neighborhood and his livelihood. So Smith made the decision to sail that flood right into a N

Fleet Forces Sailor of the Year

Advancements and Promotions

In 2003, a young Tinisha Franklin left Brooklyn, New York, to serve her country and travel. Her travels would eventually lead her to the steps of the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., where she would be promoted to Chief Petty Officer and Fleet Forces Sailor of the Year.

Shore Sailor Of The Year

Advancements and Promotions

In 2005 and fresh out of high school, Chief (select) Hospital Corpsman Jessica Wentlent left Buffalo, New York, with nothing but a suitcase and a great attitude. She was ready for something different. She was ready for something great.

Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year

Advancements and Promotions

When EO1 (SCW/EXW) Steven Butterhof set off on his deployment to Djibouti with NMCB 27 his goals were clear, complete the mission to the best of his ability and get home safe to his wife Tara.