Category Archives: Military Corner

Old Dominion University Alum Assumes Role as Commodore of Submarine Squadron Twenty

Submarine Squadron Twenty held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, Sep. 16. Capt. Eric Cole relieved Capt. John Cage as the squadron’s commodore, in a ceremony held at the base chapel. Cole, the incoming commodore, is a native of Carrollton, Georgia. He received his commissioning from the U.S. Naval…Read More

“Heroes Sail Free:” New Program Offers FREE Cruises From Florida to the Bahamas to Military, First Responders, and Educators

Margaritaville at Sea has launched its “Heroes Sail Free” program offering FREE cruises from Florida to the Bahamas for current and former U.S. military members, fire, police, and EMS personnel, and educators. Eligible travelers can book a cruise through the “Heroes Sail Free” program, coordinated in partnership with e-commerce site GovX, on sailings from Sept. 9…Read More

Service Member Spotlight: Destiny Torres

Service Member Spotlight: Destiny Torres

Seaman Destiny Torres, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, serves aboard the Navy’s newest warship operating out of Norfolk, Virginia. USS Fort Lauderdale, an amphibious transport dock ship, was commissioned July 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “If there is one thing that history has shown us from the days of antiquity it is that the stakes…Read More

Service Member Spotlight: Norfolk Native Serves Aboard Navy Warship in San Diego

Service Member Spotlight: Norfolk Native Serves Aboard Navy Warship in San Diego

Service Member Spotlight: A  native of Norfolk, Virginia, serves the U.S. Navy aboard USS Boxer, which is homeported in San Diego. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jahkaya Bazemore, a 2016 Maury High School graduate, joined the Navy two years ago. “I joined because I wanted to travel the world,” said Bazemore. “I also needed the benefits…Read More

Service Member Spotlight: Virginia Beach Resident Serves with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Service Member Spotlight: Virginia Beach Resident Serves with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Dale Shiflett, a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Rodriguez, Navy Office of Community Outreach Shiflett’s Navy journey began in 1975 working at the shipyard in Newport News. “After high school graduation, I started as an apprentice…Read More

Virginia Beach native supports U.S. Navy’s “Take Charge and Move Out” mission

Virginia Beach native supports U.S. Navy’s “Take Charge and Move Out” mission

A Virginia Beach, Virginia, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing One (STRATCOMMWING ONE).  Its TACAMO (“Take Charge and Move Out”) mission provides airborne communication links to nuclear missile units of U.S. Strategic Command. Airman Robert Scheberger, a 2015 Salem High School graduate,…Read More