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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd class Vernetta Taylor of Greenport poses while serving at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. (Credit: Courtesy)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd class Vernetta Taylor of Greenport poses while serving at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan. (Credit: Courtesy)

After serving at the Camp Eggers military base in Afghanistan for the past 10 months, U.S. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Vernetta Taylor is finally back home.

The Greenport resident — a former Air Force servicewoman who joined the reserves to travel the world and further her education — returned home last week from her deployment to a joyful reunion with her two adult daughters. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO | Midshipmen Timothy Winters (left) and John Dunne have been appointed officers of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. At center, Captain Matthew Loughlin, USN.

COURTESY PHOTO | Midshipmen Timothy Winters (left) and John Dunne have been appointed officers of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. At center, Captain Matthew Loughlin, USN.

Two former members of the Southold/Mattituck/Greenport NJROTC unit have been appointed officers of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.

During the recent SUNY/Maritime NROTC battalion change of command ceremony at Fort Schuyler on Throggs Neck in The Bronx, Midshipman Timothy Winters of Southold was appointed Bravo Company commander and received a Merchant Marine scholarship. After graduation next May, he’ll serve as a reservist and a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed deck officer in the private sector.

Midshipman John Dunne, also of Southold, was appointed battalion commander. He’s attending SUNY/Maritime College on a full NROTC scholarship and will be commissioned as an active duty naval officer after graduation in May.

He’ll also hold a U.S. Coast Guard deck officer license.

The NROTC unit comprises midshipmen from SUNY/Maritime College, Fordham University, Molloy College and Columbia University.

jennifer@timesreview.com