Crossing the finish line of the Remembrance 5K was quite a feat for retired Master Chief Petty Officer Linda Fox, better known as "Sunny" to her friends, because it was the completion of her 1,000th race.
If there's one thing running through Brooklyn, New York, native Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Oronde Vassell's mind, it's the opportunity to get back what he lost in 2015. One thing is for certain, whether it's in his boots or his spikes, he's honored to represent his country.
It was a typical Monday morning aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The ship's executive officer had just come over the ship's internal announcement system telling the crew to "Fire it up!" and man their cleaning stations for the daily cleaning routine.
On Sept. 11, 2001, at approximately 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Nehamon Lyons IV, from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, enlisted in the Navy in 1997 and served until his life was cut short when the Pentagon came under attack on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Step into the Joint Operations Center (JOC) of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the scene is usually abuzz with reports over Navy circuits and watchstanders carefully monitoring chat windows.