By MC2 Eli K. Buguey Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs
Kings Bay, Georgia – Master Chief Petty Officer Tom Curtin from Jersey City, New Jersey, enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and has spent nearly a third of his career on nuclear powered submarines.
After completing his initial training, Curtin reported to USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) and completed nine strategic deterrent patrols from 1998 to 2004. He moved through the ranks quickly—promoting from seaman to first class petty officer—while onboard Tennessee. Continue reading Jersey City Native Serves Over 20 Years as Navy Submariner→
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop beamed on the steps of Jersey City’s City Hall while announcing his City Council memebers this morning at the start of the first-ever Jersey City Veteran’s Day parade.
Fulop a former Marine who joined the Marines after 9/11 and served in Dessert Storm announced his Council memebers and NJ State elected officials one by one and proudly decared which ones served in the United States Marines, both Ward C Councilman Richard Boggiano and Jersey City Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera are former Marines as well as current NJ State Assemblyman Raj Mukhenji , Fulop smiled and said to the crowd ” See where I am going with this folks.”
Fulop also mentioned that State Senator Sandra Cunningham who was in attendance was married to a former Marine the late Jersey City Mayor Glenn Cunningham.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez spoke about Jersey City and Hudson County’s sacrafice to defend our nation
It was with this pride and enthusiam from all participants that surrounded today’s first ever Jersey City First-Ever Veteran’s Day Parade that made it an overwhelming success that can only grow larger with each year.
With hundred of Veteran’s and active Military service members marching some in uniform and more folks linning the streets, you could feel the excitement as Jersey City residents from all backgrounds and cultures held up the American flags and said “Thank You” to the many Veterans and servicemen in the parade.
EAST CHINA SEA (Feb. 14, 2015) Machinery Repairman 3rd Class Angelo Principe, from Jersey City, N.J., fabricates a spacer in the machine shop aboard forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is currently deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christian M. Caldwell/Released)
Dover Business College Instructor Carlos Sanchez (right) receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps, Reserve Component, Rear Admiral Cynthia Dullea, for his support of the victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. Mr. Sanchez collected medical surplus from Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, NJ, where he works as a Senior Surgical Technologist, and donated the supplies to missions orchestrated by the Guardians of Healing and Haitian-American Charitable Alliance organizations. Mr. Sanchez, a resident of Secaucus, NJ, is a 17-year veteran of the US Navy Reserves.