Frederick was presented with the coveted “Wings of Gold,” marking the culmination of months of flight training.
Frederick followed a training curriculum that included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights, and landings and takeoffs aboard an aircraft carrier.
Borromeo received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.
Borromeo is a 2010 graduate of South Tahoe High School, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Today, more than 123,000 active duty, Reserve and civilian members of the Navy Total Force identify themselves as African American.
In keeping with the nationwide theme of this year’s observance, the focus of the celebration was “Black Women in American History and Culture.” During the ceremony, Sailors and Marines spoke about influential black women such as Oprah Winfrey and Harriet Tubman.
New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine MEU are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Diesch joined the Navy in November 2005.
During the course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines. In addition to the mechanical skills involved, studies also include circuitry, electrical theory and related safety procedures.
Howell is a 2010 graduate of Eagle River High School of Eagle River, Alaska and joined the Marine Corps in May 2011.