On May 10, 2018 the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, affiliated with the Association of Naval Aviation, presented certificates and gifts to the Outstanding Sailors of the Quarter who are stationed at Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The ceremony occurred at the recent monthly meeting of the GPS at the Elks Lodge, 11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove.
For the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, the Senior Sailor of the Quarter is MA1 Brandon Kinnery; the Junior Sailor of the Quarter is MA2 Abigail Weiss, and the Blue Jacket of the Quarter is MASN Katherine Parsley.
For the Navy Munitions Command Pacific CONUS West Division Unit, Seal Beach, the Senior Sailor of the Quarter is MN1(SW/EXW) Garret Schilz; the Junior Sailor of the Quarter is MN2(SW) Christian Quezada; and the Blue Jacket of the Quarter is MN3 Carlo Jaeloza.
All of them, except two who did not attend because of conflict with duty at the base, received Certificates from Grampaw Pettibone Squadron. CMDMCS(AW/NAC) Kirby Lee, Command Senior Chief for the Weapons Station, introduced the sailors and MNC Brian Lampman and MACS Pascal Herrling assisted with the presentation. We thank local restaurants who participated in the honoring of these special sailors. Located on Main St., Seal Beach, were Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, Crema Cafe, Hennessey’s Tavern, O’Malley’s on Main, and 320 MAIN. On Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, were Finbars Italian Kitchen, Glory Days Beachside Grill, and Yucatan Grill. On PCH, Long Beach, were Corner Bakery Cafe and Mimi’s. On N. Marina Dr., Long Beach, was The Crab Pot Restaurant. Spaghettini was on Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach. On Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach, was California Pizza Kitchen, Chick-fil-A, Islands, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. On PCH Hwy, Sunset Beach, were Fish Camp and Harry’s Rooftop Restaurant. Included also was the Crab Cooker & Fish Market on Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Each sailor also received an attractive plaque from the USAA Insurance Company
We also had the opportunity to recognize Kirby Lee for his recent promotion which occurred less than two hours before out meeting. He was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer, which is the highest Enlisted Rank in the Navy. Already he has served a year and a half as the Command Senior Chief for the Navel Weapons Station, Seal Beach. Congratulations to Master Chief Petty Officer Kirby Lee and all of the Sailors of the Quarter being honored today.
The program for the day was presented by Bill Schultz, PHD, entitled “The Role of Electronics in the WWII US Navy, and Its Post War Legacy.” He was Professor and Chair of the Computer Information Systems Department at the State University of New York College in Buffalo for 22 years.
Grampaw Pettibone Squadron meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge at 11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove. Our President is Tim Brown.
This article was released by the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron.