The four crewmembers attended the Governor's State of the State presentation where they were introduced at the Indianapolis House and Senate as the fourth naval vessel named after the city and commissioned on Oct. 26, 2019.
Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) environmental engineer Tami Relph hosted a 'TED Talk', discussing the overlooked link between national security and the environment, and to promote women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
Hockey players and staff members from the Norfolk Admirals visited Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's (NMCP) Pediatric Ward and the wounded warriors in Patriots Inn to meet patients and give out gifts on Dec. 19.
Rear Adm. Jamie Sands, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit to commission four midshipmen and one Air Force cadet in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol, Dec. 20.
Instructors at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Lemoore taught the first Rising Tide Aviation Maintenance Never Events course Dec. 20, a course that's designed to curb preventative mishaps that occur during aviation maintenance operations.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Brooks announced Kendra Leibman and Lt. Cmdr. Chris Sandmel as the command's 2020 Civilian and Military Engineers of the Year, respectively, Dec. 19.
Capt. Nate Schneider, commanding officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, continued his tour of visiting the 27 CNATT locations, this time with the staff and students at the CNATT Unit at Keesler Air Force Base Dec. 9.