Atlantic City Airshow
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022 | ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
We’ll be there, will you?
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We’ll be there, will you?
Premium seating: https://airshow.acchamber.com/premium-viewing-areas/ Performers: https://airshow.acchamber.com/performers/
A festival to show support for our newest US Navy warship named after the great state of NEW JERSEY! The USS New Jersey (SSN 796)
A music and food festival featuring the Bon Jovi tribute band “Slippery When Wet” who will be performing on stage this coming June 18th at the Princeton Airport, on Route 206 south (a little north of Princeton) in Montgomery, NJ
Tickets are available online or on the day (though tickets are going fast) https://subfestnj.com/
There will be several vendors showing their wares, multiple food trucks, alcohol (for the adults) provided by The Tiger’s Tale, and ice cream for all ages!
Additionally there will be a climbing wall, a mechanical shark (think mechanical bull but a shark), and a dunking tank where we hope to dunk some local sports coaches, teachers, or anyone else we can ‘rope in’ before the day.
A local band will warm the crowd up before the main band plays.
Most important – for us – there will be several members of the new fast attack Virginia-class submarine USS New Jersey (SSN-796) present to meet and greet attendees. If you wonder what life is like aboard a US Navy submarine, what they eat, what they do with their time, why they chose the navy…. then this is the place to be.
Please stop by the committee’s booth to say hello when you first enter the event.
This promises to be a huge event dedicated to our brave men and women of the US Navy’s submarine force and to the USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796)
Today consisted of tours of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) for crew members and setting up displays in the officers’ wardroom to showcase the submarine, the commissioning committee, and US Navy recruiting. Several tours went through the battleship and visitors stopped by to meet the sailors.
The weather was horrendous however, with heavy rain and wind and that literally put a damper on attendance by the public.
The committee deferred to the Navy Week activities today and all crew members from the New Jersey participated throughout the day at a Habitat For Humanity project in the Trenton, NJ area.
Sorry – we don’t currently have any pictures from today. We’ll see if we can get some and add later!
Today we switched out crew members, bringing new sailors up from VA while the original ones headed back to the submarine and shipyard. The XO remained for continuity and oversight to ensure things continued smoothly. While six sailors joined the Navy Week activities at a ‘rescue mission’ in Trenton, the committee began our namesake activities today with breakfast at the Cinnaminson Diner, in Cinnaminson, NJ.
We’re proud of our NJ diners and want to make sure as many crew members as possible are able to enjoy the experience!
Adapting to some schedule changes, committee member John Koehr helped work out a visit for the sailors to the Philadelphia side of the river. But first a tour of the Battleship New Jersey (another regular and important feature of each namesake visit) and signing the banner on board.
After the tour a trip over the bridge to Philadelphia
First stop was the cruiser Olympia (C-6) at the Independence Seaport Museum. She is listed as the oldest remaining steel ship afloat. She was built and placed into commission by the United States Navy for the first time in February 1895 as a state-of-the-art man of war.
Next up was a visit to the USS Becuna. The Becuna is a Balao-class submarine, now a museum, and is a former United States Navy submarine. She was designated a National Historic Landmark for her service in World War II, for which she earned four battle stars.
The crew then traveled back to New Jersey for “Cinco de Mayo” celebrations at the Bellemara Distillery in Hillsborough, hosted by Camden Winkelstein, the owner, head distiller, and also a former submarine officer. Several members of the committee joined the crew for a relaxing evening. Hillsborough Township Committeeman Frank DelCore attended the event and greeted the sailors from the submarine New Jersey (SSN-796).
The Flounder Brewery (next door to the distillery) also hosted the sailors and kindly offered a share of their sales for the night to the committee. Thanks both to Cam at Bellemara and to Jeremy Lees (President of Flounders Brewing Co., LLC).
Throughout the day crew members were greeted by members of the public and thanked for their service. New Jersey crew members were deeply moved by the public support throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia and impressed by the number of proud veterans and former submariners they met.
Our originally scheduled school visit had to be cancelled due to some issues getting sufficient youngsters to attend. The 12 PCU New Jersey crew members instead joined the rest of the Navy Week sailors at a cleanup operation at Alberta Woods Park in Camden, NJ.
Our own committee member (recently retired) US Navy Captain ‘Timi’ Lindsay, joined the sailors. She can be seen in the photo above.
Our committee’s portion of Navy Week (which we’re supplementing with additional crew members as a ‘namesake visit’) kicked off with a visit to the major defense contractor L3Harris in Trenton, NJ. https://www.l3harris.com/
The folks at L3Harris really rolled out the red carpet and gave us an extensive tour allowing crew members to learn more about the company, it’s product line, and all the work that happens right there in Trenton.
After L3Harris the sailors had lunch and then joined the rest of the sailors in NJ for Navy Week to participate in a Habitat For Humanity project for the remainder of the day.
Today the committee started our own portion of the Navy Week with a tour of Princeton Plasma Physics where the crew and commissioning committee members were treated to a chance to view the NSTXU fusion reactor. This spherical device is shaped like a cored apple rather than the doughnut-like shape of conventional tokamaks. It can produce high-pressure plasmas — essential ingredients for fusion reactions — with relatively low and cost-effective magnetic fields.
Next stop was a quick lunch at PJ’s Pancake House in Lawrence Township as we make sure the crew visits include the ‘diner experience’.
After lunch crew members visited Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly. The sailors gave a talk to several jNROTC units and entertained numerous questions on a variety of topics relating to life on a submarine. Great questions and some really engaged young men and women.
Next we moved down to Camden and went aboard the Battleship New Jersey (BB62) for a quick tour, proceeding a recruitment ceremony where several young men and women were formerly sworn into the US Navy by the CO of the PCU New Jersey, Cmdr. Jared Smith. A small US Navy band played music prior to the ceremony.
After the ceremony we escorted the sailors from the submarine to join the committee for an informal dinner in the officers’ wardroom.
Before breaking bread the committee presented the The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial with the central portion of the bow flag from the submarine’s christening ceremony (as seen in the photo below). Cmdr Smith joined committee chairman Stephen Hutton in making the presentation.
Committee Chairman Stephen Hutton then presented the ‘Junior sailor of the Year’ award to TM2(SS) Trevor E. Garmane.
Followed by ‘Senior Sailor of the Year’ to MMN1(SS) Paul E. Baker III
We wrapped the evening up by enjoying a fun, relaxed, and casual dinner organized by our own committee member Captain Joe Lario, USN (Ret).
A long day but a great kick off to our ‘namesake’ portion of Navy Week.
‘Navy Week’ is coming to Trenton and the surrounding area the week of May 2nd and crew members from the New Jersey will be joining. The committee has managed to double the number of attendees from the submarine and will be combining Navy Week with our own activities to create a week long ‘namesake visit’.
The week will include youth outreach, events on the Battleship New Jersey (BB62), tours of defense contractors in the area, a first pitch at the Somerset Patriots baseball team at TD Bank Ballpark, a clean up operation, work and Habitat for Humanity and more…
Navy Weeks are the service’s signature outreach program, designed to allow the citizens of Trenton to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) coordinates Navy Weeks.
On May 26th the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club will be holding a day at a championship quality golf course to honor U.S. Military and benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. This will be their 14th annual event.
Crew members from the under construction PCU New Jersey will be present as guests of this generous organization.
On April 14th the dry dock was flooded and the New Jersey entered the water for the first time. Another major milestone in bringing her closer to joining the fleet!
Join us to meet and celebrate crew members of the new Virginia-class submarine THE USS NEW JERSEY!
She’s currently wrapping up construction and will be joining the fleet next year. Meanwhile we’re bringing her crew to her namesake state to join the Jersey family and get to know us while we get to know her!
So join us for a fun filled day of music, food, and patriotic celebration!
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation A-6012 which provides access to state funding to support the Commissioning Committee for the new USS New Jersey.
Primary sponsors of A-6012 include Assemblymembers William Moen, Carol Murphy, and Roy Freiman, and Senators Paul Sarlo, and Vin Gopal.
This legislation appropriates funds from the General Fund to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the USS New Jersey Commissioning Committee. The purpose of the appropriation is to support the commissioning of the USS New Jersey and the officers and crew assigned to the ship.
Contributions to the USS New Jersey Commissioning Committee support traditional Commissioning Week activities, visits to the state by crewmembers, and habitability upgrades to the boat for the crew. Expenditure of the amount appropriated is subject to approval by the Adjutant General of an itemized plan for the expenditure to be submitted by the USS New Jersey Commissioning Committee. Any amount unexpended shall be donated for the support of personnel and their families and for the funding of existing or the creation of new United States Navy scholarship programs.
CDR Jared Smith and CDR Carlos Otero will exchange commands this month, with CDR Smith assuming command of the PCU New Jersey, while CDR Otero assumes command of the USS New Mexico (SSN-779).
The USS New Mexico is the second Virginia-class submarine in the Block II series and is home ported in Norfolk, VA. She is also the second US Navy ship named after the state of New Mexico.
The committee welcomes CDR Smith and we look forward to building a great working relationship with him over the coming months.
We’d also like to thank CDR Otero and wish him well with his new command.
The crew of the NJY intends to maximize its support for Trenton Fleet Week 2-8 May. We look forward to seeing a large portion of the crew attend several events and continue to better get to know its namesake state!
At the end of
January or early February March or early April, NJ will be moved from its initial assembly building to a floating drydock. Multiple hydraulic sleds will lift the 7,900 ton vessel and slowly move it a quarter of a mile to the water.
She will stay within the floating drydock to finish the last remaining jobs before being ready to be lowered and moored next to the pier for the first time later this spring.
The NJY recently completed a major construction milestone of Post Core Hot Operations. This is a series of tests and operation in the engineering plant following installation of the reactor core.
This was the first time in the ship’s life the engineering plant was heated up to operating temperatures. Testing covered all of the reactor safety features and mechanical safety features. The entire engineering department was in shift work providing around the clock coverage. Our months of training and preparation paid off and resulted in our combined team completing the evolution almost a week sooner than planned.
The crew of the NJY continues to excel and has completed each testing milestone in less than the time predicted!
Crew members visited New Jersey this past weekend for the second of our ‘namesake visits’ where we introduce the crew to NJ and NJ to the crew. Each visit is intended to highlight aspect of New Jersey’s history, economy, and culture and to let as many people in NJ as possible know about what will be the third US Navy warship to proudly carry the name USS NEW JERSEY.
The following is a summary of the weekend – more details and photos to follow.
This weekend started on Friday with a visit to the Battleship New Jersey (BB62) which is to be a regular feature on all visits as the battleship passes the baton to the submarine. As usual the folks at the BB62 put on a great tour, which this time included a Q&A session with their own volunteers.
Following the BB62 the crew members travelled to Colts Neck to meet a variety of youth groups as well as United States Submarine Veterans. The Q&A was extensive as everyone seemed highly engaged.
The evening concluded with a visit to the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Howell Township, where the crew were given the VIP treatment. View their extremely impressive golf course here
Thanks to Pete Engelman, Jack Willard, Joe Lazario, Joe Velez, the members at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, and all the folks at the BB62 involved in making Friday go so well.
Saturday was Army:Navy day at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Before heading to the game the commissioning committee took the crew to breakfast at the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton. Many of the crew were unfamiliar with such classic NJ/NY diners and such NJ staples as Taylor Ham (or pork roll if you are from southern NJ) and ‘Disco Fries’. Pretty sure we got a couple of converts!
Prior to the game itself the crew and committee members were warmly welcomed by Representative Mike Sherrill at a pre-game ‘tailgate party’ in the parking lot. Representative Sherrill was generous with her time including conducting the promotion ceremony for one of the crewmen. Sherrill is a former Navy helicopter pilot.
The crew and committee members were then ushered into the stadium prior to kickoff to spend time on the sidelines soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos.
Prior to kickoff the crew were then taken to their seats where they watched the game. At one point they were then invited to join Governor Murphy who gave them a warm welcome and spent time with them in his suite. Governor Murphy was one of the main speakers last month in Virginia at the christening ceremony held at the Huntingdon Ingalls Industries Ship Building facility.
The submarine and committee’s logos were briefly displayed on the Jumbotron to let everyone in the stadium know about the boat and the crew.
After Navy beat Army! – the crew had liberty time and returned to their accommodations at NWS Earle in Colts Neck, NJ.
Thanks to Bill Squires and Paul Blodgett for helping make this such a great day.
On Sunday we ventured just outside of New Jersey onto the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River for the reenactment of the Continental Army’s crossing which led to the Battle of Trenton. The crew were given VIP treatment with a personal guide talking through the events of that fateful day. George Washington joined us for a quick greeting and photo opportunity before joining his militia to prepare for attacking the Hessians.
The crew were guided down to the water’s edge where they were invited to board one of the boats to be used in the crossing and some more photos. They were then ushered to a private cordoned off area where they had an excellent view of the parading of troops and boarding of the boats for the crossing itself. While there they were given three Huzzahs by the approximately 4,000 visitors attending the event.
Thanks to Bill Aitken for being our committee point person on this day, and to the Friends of Washington Crossing Park who organize this event each year, and were such generous hosts.
All in all a great weekend and a lot of committee members did an outstanding job of bringing things together. Bravo Zulu team!
On a windy but sunny Saturday in Virginia, the USS New Jersey was christened!
A major milestone in the life of a US Navy vessel is the christening. In this case it was an opportunity to officially name the USS New Jersey and also recognize and honor the men and women responsible for constructing her.
The ceremony took place outside of Newport News Shipbuilding’s Module Outfitting Facility and was attended by more than 1,800 guests, including Newport News Shipbuilding employees who are building New Jersey, members of the submarine’s crew, Navy personnel and other government officials, including Jeh Johnson.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, of Virginia, and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, of New Jersey, both delivered remarks. Other speakers included New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy; Jay Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe Jr., director of the Navy’s strategic systems programs; and Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former chief of naval operations, provided an outstanding keynote address at this event on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.
The highlight of the event was when Dr. Susan DiMarco (the boat’s sponsor) broke a bottle of US sparkling wine at the bow of the boat. Pictured with Dr. DiMarco are Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding; Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former chief of naval operations; and Cmdr. Carlos Otero, the boat’s prospective commanding officer.
In attendance from the committee were Stephen Hutton, Carlton Hoye, Peter Engelman, Joseph Velez, and John Koehr and his wife Melissa.
Committee Chairman, Stephen Hutton, met with the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill to present information about the submarine USS New Jersey (SSN-796) and the commissioning committee’s goal and objectives.
The audience were very engaged and had lots of questions about the boat and it’s crew.
Thanks to Paul Blodgett for helping make this meeting happen.
Looking forward to conducting more events of this kind to let folks around New Jersey know about the future addition to the US Navy, the USS New Jersey (SSN-796).
On October 1st six crew members visited NJ as part of an ongoing series of ‘namesake’ visits designed to build a lasting relationship between the new submarine and the state of New Jersey.
After driving up from Virginia the sailors gave a brief presentation and conducted a Q&A with jNROTC students (junior Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp) from MAST (Marine Academy of Science and Technology) in Highlands, NJ.
Pictured below while visiting MAST are MMA3 Marcos Briones, third from left, back row, is photographed with SSN796 crew members MMNC Steven Newton, MMN2 Matthew Baker, MMN1 Nick Herrin, YNSN Charles Miller, LT Cdr Nicholas Tuuk, Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian G Burry, and MAST cadets LCDR Aislinn Crowe, Battalion Commander, LT James Abbes, deputy battalion commander, LTjg Mary Catherine Harvey, training officer, and LTjg Jenna Lewandowski , drill commander. Photo by Michael J.Colarusso
Following that event the sailors were taken by US Army veteran Shawn Welch on a tour of Fort Hancock and Fort Lewis, addressing NJ’s role in military history – specifically related to harbor defenses during WWII.
Thanks to Shawn for taking the time to do this for us!
The day wrapped up with liberty free time with a meal at Bahrs Landing in Highlands.
A full day started with an extensive VIP tour of the BB-62, the Battleship New Jersey, as well as a presentation while there to members of the local United States Power Squadron.
Lunch took place at the Park Place Diner in Matawan, NJ – where the sailors were welcomed warmly by the owner and other diners.
Following lunch the sailors visited Old Bridge and participated in a car wash fundraiser for the Air Force Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) at the Old Bridge High School. Afterwards the XO and crew members introduced themselves to the students and answered a number of questions about life on a submarine and how such things as fresh air and water are made while underwater.
Shown below: the sailors washing cars to raise funds for the Air Force Junior ROTC unit in Old Bridge
The next stop was at a fitness event for children at the Carl Sandburg Middle School in Old Bridge. The sailors cheered for the kids as they completed their run, then took questions from parents and children about the submarine and life aboard the boat.
The sailors then challenged some of the kids to a race the length of the football field. A couple of the sailors ‘may’ have let some of the kids beat them. This is unconfirmed!
Liberty began with dinner at Harold’s New York Deli in Edison. Huge portions that shocked a couple of the sailors!
The night was completed by committee members Dan Dermer and William Aitken taking the sailors to New Brunswick’s Stress Factory Comedy Club for some liberty time to relax a little after a full day.
At the end of the evening they were requested by the owner, Vinnie Brand, to go on stage, introduce themselves and to talk about the boat. The XO did a great job talking about why they were in New Jersey and about the upcoming commissioning.
On Sunday October 3rd the sailors travelled up from NWS Earle (where they had been staying) to conduct some storm damage cleanup activities primarily in Manville NJ. Manville was recently hit particularly hard by Tropical Storm Ida with extensive flood damage to homes and businesses.
This cleanup operation was coordinated by a group called Hope Force International (HFI). Also attending and helping out were Troop 18 of the Scouts.
Bravo Zulu to all who helped!
In all it is believed 27 deaths occurred in NJ as a result of the storm and millions of dollars in damage occurred.
Following the cleanup the sailors returned to Virginia, knowing NJ a lot better than before.
Thanks to EVERYONE who made this visit such a success and set the bar so high for the next visit, which will hopefully take place in December. Plans are afoot – more to follow!
On August 19th the commissioning committee travelled to Hampton Roads Navy base in Virginia to present Sailor of the Year awards recognizing the outstanding performance of two individuals from the PCU New Jersey
Professional achievement while serving as torpedo division leading Petty Officer onboard pre-commissioning unit New Jersey (SSN 796) from January 2020 to December 2020.
As the recreation committee president, he managed sales and events that increased morale across the command by raising over $5,000.
As command liaison with CSS-6, he led a self defense program that increased entry control watchstanders from 12 to 42 in support of 12 local submarines.
His outstanding performance of duties have set the standard for his peers to emulate and resulted in his selection as junior sailor of the year.
Petty Officer Garmane’s managerial ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Meritorious service while serving as a member of machinery division and as assistant quality assurance officer on board PCU New Jersey (SSN 796) from January 2019 to January 2020 . Petty Officer Herrin’s outstanding performance of duty resulted in his selection as sailor of year. Using his intrusive leadership, mentorship and guidance, he molded 13 inexperienced watchstanders into a cohesive, effective and efficient watch team.
As the assistant quality assurance officer, he instituted the command’s quality assurance program, stood up the quality assurance qualification program, and oversaw the qualification of 41 personnel completing over 150 quality assurance qualifications.
By his exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty, Petty Officer Herrin reflected credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the united states naval service.
On August 19th several committee members travelled to Hampton Roads Navy base in Virginia to present sailor the year awards
We also met the incoming CO to discuss *namesake visits and other activities the committee will be involved in with the crew of the boat.
More details and photos to come.
Thanks to the RBPS for inviting us to speak at their annual picnic event at the John C. Bartlett, Jr. County Park at Berkeley Island this past weekend.
We appreciate the opportunity afforded us to present information about the PCU New Jersey*.
The formal portion of the event started with a presentation of the colors by the JROTC from Colts Neck High School.
This was immediately followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The colors were then retired prior to our host (and committee member) Joseph Velez introducing Stephen Hutton (committee chairman) who gave some opening remarks and a high level presentation.
Daniel Dermer (committee secretary) then spoke about the Navy League of the United States and the Central Jersey Council in particular as a way of describing some of the specific things the council does and how the Commissioning Committee had its origins within the Navy League.
Next up was Peter Engelman (committee member) who is a ‘Blue and Gold officer’ and retired US Navy Submariner. Peter really dug deeper into what a commissioning entails and our needs are, not just for donations to allow us to conduct the events we intend on, but also the need for volunteers to help organize and coordinate various activities. Peter ‘painted a picture’ for the audience on what a commissioning event really looks and feels like.
Peter also read a message from the Chief Of The Boat. The COB was kind enough to write a message expressing eagerness for the crew to build a relationship with their namesake state of New Jersey.
The weather cooperated and the day and location were excellent. Thanks to all involved, and we hope to conduct many more information sharing events in the future.
*PCU stands for Pre-Commissioning Unit. Only upon completion of the commissioning will the boat acquire the designation USS New Jersey
At this year’s installation dinner for the Central Jersey Council of the Navy League of the United States the commissioning committee honored the submarine’s ‘Sailor of the Quarter’.
This was the first occasion that the committee joined with the Navy League to present an award to the submarine’s sailor of the year. The award was signed by Stephen Hutton (committee member) and Dr. Susan DiMarco (ship sponsor), and presented by Dr. DiMarco.
On January 24th, 2020 the CO, XO, COB and several family members sharing dinner with committee members at Harolds in Edison NJ.
Harolds is famous for outrageously large portions, which are best shared with others ‘family style’. The portion you can see bottom left is a side order of Mac & Cheese.
Committee member Stephen Hutton and his wife Janet shared the smallest sandwich they could find on the menu, pictured below:
The Commanding Officer, CDR Joseph (Joe) Spinks; Executive Officer, LCDR Phil Jones; and Chief of the Boat, STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt joined with committee members for an introductory dinner in New Brunswick at Old Man Rafferty’s on Thursday November 7th.
This was a great start to what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship between the committee members and the submarine.
Present from the committee were:
Stephen Hutton, Carlton Hoye, Daniel Dermer, William Aitken, and Joe Velez.
The Battleship welcomed CDR Joseph M. Spinks, Commanding Officer, and STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt, Chief of the Boat, PCU New Jersey (SSN 796)
The PCU New Jersey is a Virginia-class submarine, currently under construction in Newport News, Virginia.
For more information about the visit and the Battleship New Jersey visit their site at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/battleship-welcomes-co-and-chief-of-pcu-new-jersey/
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for the Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796).
“We enjoy participating in the Navy’s many traditions,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “They offer us an opportunity to pause and reflect on our daily work and remind the talented shipbuilders and the crew of the important role we all play in something much greater than ourselves—our nation’s defense.
On May 24th 2015, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Liberty State Park, then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus officially announced that the USS New Jersey will be the name of a new Virginia-class submarine.
Our council were honored to be invited to attend and meet SECNAV Mabus as well as to receive USS New Jersey ballcaps, handed to us by Secretary Mabus’ aide.
Photos by Committee Member Stephen Hutton