The "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 held an airborne change of command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) July 13, while underway in the Western Pacific.
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 Golden Falcons' Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Amy Kretchman, logs and records leading petty officer and a native of Pekin, Illinois, was announced as one of five recipients of the 2017 Navy Visionary Leadership Awards.
The last E-2C Hawkeyes from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" departed Naval Air Facility Atsugi Japan June 1st, marking the end of a 44-year storied legacy of service and achievements for one of the Navy's longest-serving forward deployed squadrons in the U.S. Navy
Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees from Naval Air Facility Atsugi completed a climb to the top of Mt. Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, or Sulfur Island, Aug.16.