To the editor:
Mattituck resident Barry Miller, a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy, has a new place to call home: the open seas.
A 2010 graduate of Mattituck High School, he has been deployed as a fire controlman aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, according to a Sept. 28 press release from American Connections Media Outreach. READ
Part of the more than $11 million cleanup effort underway at the Enterprise Park at Calverton could take up to 30 years to complete, according to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which is charged with remediating pollution caused by the U.S. Navy when it leased the site to the Grumman Corporation more than 20 years ago.
Mountainous waves crashed down on the battleship U.S.S. Indiana as it sailed with the 3rd Fleet off the coast of Japan in early June 1945. A powerful storm, which had grown stronger after separating from a previous typhoon, had rapidly advanced northeast toward the fleet. Multiple attempts to change course couldn’t alter the ship’s fate: a typhoon, with w inds whipping at 80 knots, landed directly above the 680-foot war vessel. READ
A Russian ship — reportedly an intelligence vessel — was spotted sailing up the East Coast near Long Island in international waters, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed Wednesday.
• Navy Midshipman Katherine Bertschi of Southold, a biological sciences major at Tulane University in New Orleans, recently participated in the NROTC ship selection draft as a future Navy surface warfare officer.
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…)
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.