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2012 Awards Ceremony

This was a wonderful and probably a once in a life time opportunity for Chief Pugh to make these photos with his Great Grandfather, Master Sargent Calvin C Wyatt, US Army-WWII.  He was a surprise guest at the Nashville LPD-13 Division’s annual awards ceremony to present CPO Pugh with the Cadet of the Year 2012.  Even a further surprise for him to show up in uniform.  Master Sgt. Wyatt is a veteran of WWII serving in the South West Pacific from 1943-1945 including the retaking of the Philippines earning 4 Bronze Stars 2 of those with “V” for valor, Purple Heart, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation among others.  What a privilege to have this real American Hero among us this day!


Eastern Surveyor (YP-675)

The Eastern Surveyor is currently being used as a research vessel on the Cumberland River.  She is owned and operated by Captin Vic Scoggins and is currently moored in the Nashville area.  However, in her previous life she was a US Navy YP-675 (Yard Patrol boat).  These boats are particularly set up to train Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy as well as those enrolled in the ROTC programs all over the US.  Our cadets Spent the day exploring the vessel.  Our hope is that we may be able to spend a few of our drills aboard her and let the cadets get some underway time.



Honor/Color Guard training (Summer 2012)

These are pictures from the Advanced Training, Honor/Color Guard training held at VTS Smyrna in JUL12. This was graduation day where the cadets presented what they had learned in a sort of competition. BTW the all female team won! It was a great week of training. The cadets practiced everything from preforming full funeral honors and proper folding of the ensign to morning colors and retrieving colors to Color Guard presentations in all sort of situations. The cadets also learned not just how to perform with all the traditions but why the traditions exist to begin with. It was a beneficial learning experience for all involved. We all ended the week with a greater appreciation of our Veterans and the sacrifices that have made this country free!


Pinning ceremony of CPO Blake Pugh

These are the photos from the pinning ceremony of Chief Petty Officer Blake Pugh, USNSCC.  It was an honor to have Rear Admiral Donald Gintzig to pin one side and CPO Pugh’s Grandfather Clifford Pugh to pin the other collar.  His father LTjg Marshall Pugh, USNSCC placed the cover.  This ceremony was in front of the entire Nashville NOSC (Navy Operational Support Command) just prior to their own awards ceremony.  What an honor!!!  Chief Pugh has set a high standard for up coming cadets to strive for.

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12NOV11 Drill (Young Eagles)

Young Eagles is an organization of private aircraft owners/pilots who offer rides to youth for the experience of flying small aircraft. Usually they get to do this once per year.