US Navy Reserve Celebrates 97th Year of Establishment

first_img View post tag: News by topic US Navy Reserve Celebrates 97th Year of Establishment View post tag: Reserve View post tag: establishment March 7, 2012 View post tag: US View post tag: celebrates U.S. Navy personnel attended a birthday celebration honoring the Navy Reserve’s 97th year of establishment at the Navy Memorial March 2.Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) Vice Adm. Dirk J. Debbink, spoke during the celebration where he retold many key points in the Navy Reserve’s history.“Our Navy Reserve was established 97 years ago on March 3, 1915, and in those 97 years we have served the nation with distinction,” Debbink said. “Our nation is free today in part because of those Sailors who went before us and stood the watch with honor in both peace and war. We can take enormous pride in our Navy Reserve heritage.”CNR explained how the role of members of the Navy Reserve had changed throughout the years and how they continued to be there for the Navy and the nation.“Before now, mobilization was maybe a one-time, once in a career event,” Debbink said. “It’s been more than 10 years since 9/11. That means that every Sailor has enlisted or re-enlisted since this conflict began, knowing that mobilization is not a question of if, but when.”Navy Reserve Force Master Chief (AW) Chris Wheeler and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West also spoke during the celebration.MCPON led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” to the Navy Reserve then spoke to the audience about how Sailors embody the “Navy Ethos.”“The “Navy Ethos” is a document that really does identify who we are as an organization and clearly charts a course of character and integrity,” West said. “If you read the ethos carefully you will realize you have been living those words since joining the navy for the first time though the spirit of maritime service has been captured and put on paper.”During the celebration employers, DoD civilians, Navy ombudsman, and Reserve Sailors who embody the “Navy Ethos” were presented with awards.Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs David L. McGinnis presented the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals award to United States Department of Agriculture Office of Ethics for their support of Navy Reservists.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Infrastructure Strategy and Analysis Dennis Biddick presented homecoming statues in recognition of Linda Morton, Michelle Harvey and Sally Guild to recognize their superior support as Navy Operational Support Center Ombudsmen.“These volunteers have a direct line to the Commanding Officer to address matters of concern regarding families. They are so much more though,” Debbink said. “They are trained to help families avoid problems. They know how to get resources when there are problems. And often, they are the first and best friend a new family has coming to a unit.”Debbink also recognized the three ombudsmen with certificates of recognition to express appreciation for their unselfish, faithful, and dedicated service as Navy ombudsman for more than 4,500 Sailors and their families.As a new addition to being recognized during the Navy Reserve Anniversary Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC) Junior and Senior Civilians of the Year, Sandra Buchanan and Dawn Moore.“Our civilian workforce is an essential component of our Navy Total Force – active, Reserve and civilians, all working together, with their own unique contributions to our effort,” Debbink said.Finally medals were presented to five Navy Reserve Sailors who embody the Ready Now spirit of the Navy Reserve.“Because of the people here today, and people like them all over the world, the Navy Reserve will always be Ready Now. Anytime, Anywhere,” Debbink said. “If the Navy Reserve is Ready Now, we can help ensure that our Navy – America’s Navy: A Global Force For Good – will be strong in the future.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Year Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Reserve Celebrates 97th Year of Establishment Training & Education View post tag: 97th Share this articlelast_img read more

Syracuse overcomes lineup changes and lost doubles point to beat Georgia Tech

first_img Published on April 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Guzal Yusupova first crouched. Then she sat down and crossed her legs, never reaching the net for the customary post-match handshake. Her teammate Sofya Golubovskaya was the first to reach her and offered a consoling hand which Yusupova grabbed. She’d held a commanding third set tiebreak lead, once up by three mini-breaks, but she couldn’t close.Dina Hegab, playing on the neighboring court, could. Her 6-3 third set win ensured No. 9-seed Syracuse’s (13-11, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) run at the ACC Tennis Championships would continue. The Orange reversed the scoreline from their initial meeting with Georgia Tech (12-12, 7-7) and felled the Yellow Jackets, 4-3, on Thursday in Cary, North Carolina.The two teams entered Thursday’s contest with identical overall records and near-identical rankings. The first time they met, they were separated by just a point. SU head coach Younes Limam decided to make a change. Hegab partnered with Golubovskaya, and Yusupova and Sonya Treshcheva made up the third pairing. In singles, Libi Mesh was excluded in favor of Masha Tritou.The Yellow Jackets reverted to what worked. Nami Otsuka and Gia Cohen, who played just two matches without each other, dominated Hegab and Golubovskaya 6-2, taking just 35 minutes to do so. Two minutes later, Treshcheva and Yusupova found themselves the victims of the same scoreline against Nadia Gizdova and Kenya Jones. Those two had been broken up since March 22, but when together, they had won five of their six completed matchups, including one against SU.The lone SU pair that hadn’t changed won, 6-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGabriela Knutson spoke on the pressures that comes with a fluctuating lineup earlier this season in reference to Golubovskaya and Ramirez being flipped at second and third singles.“If I knew that, ‘Oh no, if I lose on Friday I might play number two on Sunday,’” Knutson said, “that’s so much stress.”Limam kept Golubovskaya and Ramirez in the same position they were for the March matchup against Georgia Tech, and both delivered wins. In a rematch with Otsuka at second singles, Golubovskaya won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2 — the same manner in which she had lost. Ramirez’s straight sets victory gave the Orange a second point and a lead.Syracuse’s change in singles worked in the first set. Tritou took the one frame advantage, 6-0, but soon, Georgia Tech’s Victoria Flores pulled level. Then, she blanked Tritou in the third set to even the overall score.A berth to the third round of the conference championships would be decided by three matches, two of which SU took in the teams’ March meeting. The Orange could still erase their mistakes from a ninth consecutive dropped doubles point.Knutson took her third set, 6-3, and SU needed just one win out of two matches. Up 5-3, Yusupova shook her fist at a Georgia Tech shot that fell long, one point closer to clinching the match for SU. After each of the next two points, she dropped into a deep crouch, both hands pressing her racket into the ground. She lost that game and the one after. And after both players held their serves, the third set went into a tiebreak.Yusupova earned the early mini-break, and when she won another on a Georgia Tech shot that barely missed the line, both her opponent, Gia Cohen, and a Yellow Jackets coach confronted the umpire.The call stood. So did another later in the frame to extend Yusupova’s lead to three mini-breaks. But as the Georgia Tech cheers grew louder from the sidelines, Yusupova sank lower and lower with each point that Cohen earned back, until eventually, she was sitting.Everyone shifted to watch Hegab. And as she’s done so many times this season, she became the clincher. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more