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Joliet native serves on advanced U.S. Navy Warship in Pacific

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Joliet native serves on advanced U.S. Navy Warship in Pacific

Joliet native serves on advanced U.S. Navy Warship in Pacific By Robert Zahn Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class , Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Kremske, a native of Joliet, Illinois, wanted to join the Navy to travel and see the world. Now, three years later and half a world away,…

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Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away

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Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away

Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away By Robert Zahn Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class, Navy Office of Community Outreach Seaman Clarkensy Smith, a native of Chicago, joined the Navy to travel and see the world. Now, one year later and half a world away, Smith serves aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, patrolling…

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Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership

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Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership

Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership Steelworker Constructionman Joseph Synowiec, a Lockport, Ill. native, is participating in Pacific Partnership, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission in the Indo-Pacific region. As a member of the Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) team, Synowiec is one of more than 500 U.S. service members,…

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Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend

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Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend

Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend By Jerry Field This is one of several holidays when we can honor and salute our Veterans who defend our country’s freedom and form of government that insures that freedom. Seldom we have ventured to foreign soil and help those who need our assistance to maintain their freedom and…

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Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam

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Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam

Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class J.D. Byers, right, from Mansfield, Texas, lowers Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nathan Swartz, from Elmhurst, Ill., to a Mark VI patrol boat attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the “Island…

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Elmhurst native excels in Naval exercises

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Elmhurst native excels in Naval exercises

Elmhurst native excels in Naval exercises Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nathan Swartz, a native of Elmhurst, Ill., prepares to be lowered to a Mark VI patrol boat, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, from an MH-60S helicopter, attached to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, during a casualty…

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