Trainer graduates from basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman Scott W. Trainer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Trainer is the son of Jennifer and Mark Trainer of Sunbury. He is also the husband of Brianna Trainer.
The airman graduated in 2011 from Big Walnut High School.
Garcia is aboard aircraft carrier
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jon Garcia, from Columbus, right, and Airman (AW) Eric Wilson, from Hampton, Virginia, transfer hydraulic fluids on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently undergoing a Selected Restricted Availability, which is a planned maintenance period to ensure the ship is operationally ready for future patrols. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
NRD Ohio Sailor Honored at Recruiters of the Year Week in Nation’s Capital
Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Ohio Sailor HM2 Robert Steele is being honored as Recruiter of the Year (ROY) for fiscal year (FY) 2016 during ROY Week recognition held in Washington, D.C., Jan. 30. The week long event honors top recruiters from NRD’s across the nation. The awardees and their guests will visit with Navy leadership and will also tour various monuments throughout the week in the nation’s capital.
Steele, a Columbus native says his success comes from staying on top of his game and welcoming the support from those around him including his family. “If it were for the support of my family, especially my wife Nina, I wouldn’t be recognized,” said Steele. “She is how and why I am the man, recruiter and Sailor that I am today.”
With less than two years onboard, Steele, NRD Ohio’s Enlisted Recruiter of the Year, Active, said the honor happened because of his leadership and training from command trainers including other recruiters. “That training includes sticking to the plan, believe in the prospecting plan," said Steele. "To get the job done, you have to believe in the plan the chain of command has for us because it works.”
The men and women who join today’s Navy, and the recruiters who help them get there, are a testament to the quality and commitment of today’s young Americans, serving their country with honor, courage and commitment. With 70 percent of the world covered by ocean, 80 percent of the world’s population living near coasts and 90 percent of the world’s commerce traveling by water, providing for the future fleet is vital to the nation’s defense and Steele is helping to man the Navy’s future fleet.
US Coast Guard launches new online newsroom
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to launch its new, online digital newsroom, http://www.news.uscg.mil, Thursday afternoon.
The mobile-friendly content management system replaces the service’s previous news site, www.uscgnews.com, and offers an email subscription service that delivers both regional and national Coast Guard news.
Users can click here to subscribe to the news delivery service. This new capability will allow users to manage their Coast Guard news preferences through the service’s subscription preferences page.
Users currently receiving Coast Guard news via uscgnews.com will continue to receive news releases via email; however, users can opt-out of the emails by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any Coast Guard email sent from the new system.
For more information, please contact 202-372-4630.
Information for this story was provided by the Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy.