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THURSDAY TIDINGS: TWO NAVAL ANNIVERSARIES

THURSDAY TIDINGS: TWO NAVAL ANNIVERSARIES

This week we are highlighting two important, recent anniversaries in Naval History: first, the birthday of Jesse L. Brown, a pioneering and remarkable Naval Aviator, and second, the first commissioning of a group of women into the Active Duty, regular Navy.

Editor’s Note: Thursday Tidings and the NHF leadership team appreciates the feedback received about Korean War hero Jesse L. Brown.

We were advised and confirmed that Ensign Oscar W. Holmes, USNR, is credited with being the first African American Naval Pilot, as he entered the Navy after becoming a qualified pilot in civilian life.  He was designated as the Navy’s first black naval aviator on 30 June 1943 after completing flight instructor training.  He was not required to attend the basic pilot training course as ENS Brown was required to do, making Brown the first African American pilot who attended and graduated from Naval Flight training. For more information, see Robert J. Schneller’s article on Holmes in the January-February 1998 issue of Naval Aviation magazine

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Change of Command Ceremony – Admiral Jackie McClelland and Rear Admiral Alan J Reyes

Change of Command Ceremony – Admiral Jackie McClelland and Rear Admiral Alan J Reyes

Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Holds Change of Command Ceremony

WILLIAMSBURG , VA, UNITED STATES
10.05.2019
Story by Chief Petty Officer William Parker
Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (NNS) — Commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) held a promotion and change of command ceremony at Naval Weapons Station, Cheatham Annex, Oct. 5. Rear Adm. Jackie McClelland, from Ocean City, N.J., relieved Rear Adm. Alan J. Reyes, who was also promoted to rear admiral (upper half) and served as NAVELSG’s commander since September 22, 2015.  READ FULL ARTICLE

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Coast Guard Cutter Commissioning – Oct 26, 2019

Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District requests the honor of your presence at the commissioning of
Coast Guard Cutter ANGELA MCSHAN – October 26, 2019

R.S.V.P. by 23 October 2019

https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=469654&k=06674B0F7E53

POC: LT DeVonte Weems
(757) 398-6399
Military: Service Dress Bravos or Service Equivalent
Civilian: Business Casual
Official Party: Full Dress Bravos with Swords and White Gloves

Retirement Ceremony – Commander Terence J. Williams

Retirement Ceremony – Commander Terence J. Williams

Commander Terence J. Williams, husband of NNOA’s member, CDR Shameen Anthanio-Williams, will celebrate 25 years of active duty service on Friday, November 1st at 1300.  CDR Williams, a Coast Guard Cutterman, Naval Engineer and community leader, is a life-time member of the NNOA.  The retirement ceremony will be held at the USCG Yard in Baltimore, MD.

For details, click the following link: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=472456&k=0666400D7E51

RSVP/Contact:  Corrinn.M.Sebree@uscg.mil

Phone # 410-636-3271