SAN DIEGO (Dec. 8, 2017) – Rear Adm. Cedric E. Pringle relieved Rear Adm. Cathal S. O’Connor as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 during a change of command ceremony held on amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Dec. 8. (more…)
NNOA in the Community
Retired Navy CDR William F. Bundy, Ph.D., NWC Director, VADM Samuel L Gravely, Jr Naval Research Group; Jessica Marino descendant of USS Arizona survivor Raymond Haerry, Sr.; film director Tim Gray; NNOA Eastern Region Vice President LCDR Stacey O’Neal; and a representative from SNA attended a showing of the film Journey Home to the USS Arizona in Newport, RI, Nov. 4. NNOA is a sponsor of the documentary, which follows the family of USS Arizona survivor and Rhode Islander Raymond Haerry on a 5,200-mile journey as they return to Pearl Harbor to place their father/grandfather’s ashes back aboard the great battleship, honoring Haerry’s final wish. Check your local PBS station for broadcast times.
The World War II Foundation was at Pearl Harbor last week, debuting our new Journey Home to the USS Arizona documentary narrated by Matthew Broderick at both the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island and at the USS Arizona Memorial Theatre. In attendance were USS Arizona and other Pearl Harbor survivors, among others.
It is the 19th film we are donating to American Public Television as part of our non-profit educational mission.
The foundation was represented by founder Tim Gray and new CEO, Major General Drew Davis.
We also spent the anniversary of Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona Memorial filming the ending to one of our 2018 films: Lifeline: Pearl Harbor’s Unknown Hero, which will be narrated by Gary Sinise.
Photos of the events with the USS Arizona survivors, film premieres and medal ceremony for Pearl Harbor hero Joe George’s family are below.
Read more about subject of the 2018 Gary Sinise narrated film by clicking on the below link from the Honolulu Advertiser.
Reading the article first will help explain many of the photos taken in the additional link:
Thank you all for your support in helping us to chronicle these important moments and stories for a global television audience, schools, libraries and others who want to learn more about the personal stories from World War II.
A special thank you to our presenting sponsors of the Journey Home to the USS Arizona film, The Surface Navy Association and American Airlines.
Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations, receives ruffles and flourishes during the 2017 National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Professional Development and Training Symposium at the Admiral Kidd Conference Center on Point Loma Naval Base in San Diego, July 26. Founded in 1972, NNOA works to enhance Sea Service operational readiness by supporting recruitment, professional development, and retention of a diverse officer corps that reflects the demographics of our Nation.