USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State

first_img Training & Education USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS New Mexico Visits Namesake State View post tag: Navy USS New Mexico (SSN 779) commanding officer and chief of the boat visited the Virginia-class attack submarine’s namesake state, Jan. 29-31, in honor of the ship’s commissioning nearly three years ago.Cmdr. George Perez, commanding officer, USS New Mexico and his chief of the boat, Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS) Steven Fritzler met New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R-NM), members of the USS New Mexico Committee and the New Mexico Navy League members.“As USS New Mexico prepares to depart on her maiden deployment, it is important for us to personally convey to our namesake state and the New Mexico Committee just how much the crew appreciates their support,” said Perez.Dick Brown, chairman, USS New Mexico Committee coordinated the visit as a way to continue forging the strong bonds between the state and their namesake submarine.“Scheduling a meeting between our governor while the State Legislature is in session and the commanding officer of a submarine is quite a challenge,” said Brown. “But it’s all part of our committee’s work in helping to maintain strong ties between the submarine and its namesake state.”Brown and his committee vice chairman, retired Lt. Cmdr. Damon Runyan, have been spearheading other collaboration opportunities with the boat and the state to include a letter-writing initiative between an Albuquerque-based elementary school. Forty-five students attending the North Star Elementary School sent letters to the crew of the Virginia-class submarine in 2012, to which Sailors have since responded.“We just received 45 letters back from individual crew members addressed to the kids,” said Brown. “What a wonderful opportunity for a pen-pal exchange.”New Mexico was commissioned March 27, 2010 and was the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned. There are currently 127 officers and enlisted Sailors assigned to New Mexico.New Mexico was commissioned March 27, 2010 and was the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned. There are currently 127 officers and enlisted Sailors assigned to New Mexico.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 1, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: State View post tag: Namesake View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: New View post tag: Mexico View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit February 1, 2013last_img read more

Call to share information on vulnerable children

first_imgDominion Post 11 Feb 2012Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills is calling on the Government to introduce laws to allow services caring for vulnerable children to share information without requiring consent from parents or guardians. While presenting his submission to the Green Paper on Vulnerable Children to a crowd in Havelock North yesterday, Dr Wills said New Zealand needed an equivalent to legislation introduced in New South Wales in 2009. “Information sharing means that if Pam [a service worker] is worried about a child and I’m worried about a child, currently without parent consent I can’t ring Pam and say, `Pam I’m looking after this child, tell me about her’, and she can’t ring me.” Child, Youth and Family could share information with others, which was beneficial but did not go far enough, said Dr Wills, a Hawke’s Bay paediatrician. Under Chapter 16A of the New South Wales Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act, government agencies and authorised NGOs are required to share information with or without parents’ consent.

Lagos City Marathon: 10km race winners pick car prizes

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos City Marathon: I tried my best but my body wasn’t willing -Sharabutu Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, leap to gold medal — Coach I’m not disappointed with Olamide’s Lagos Marathon performance, coach says It was all smiles for the duo of Oyelade Sunday and Vera Yohanna Davou as they were officially handed their Kia Rio saloon cars having emerged winners in the 10km male and female races during the 2020 Lagos City Marathon.Davou, a 13-year old JSS 3 pupil of the Victory Academy High School, Jos, Plateau State surprised everyone and even herself to win this year’s 10km women’s race. On his part, Oyebode, a fun runner and a student of United Anglican Methodist High School, Ilesa, Osun State, revealed before coming to win in Lagos he had tried out at the 10km Abeokuta Road race, also sponsored by Access Bank, but finished then in distant 9th position.Both teenagers were understandably over the moon as they were given their car keys and papers in the company of their guardians and coaches.“I will even advice my friends to start training and running because I never expected I will be where I am now, I have just been training for one year and through the help of God and the Holy Spirit, I have won a race and a car,” Davou, who treks several kilometres to school daily, said as she posed for pictures with her new car.For Oyebode, he is now more motivated than ever to take his athletics career even more serious while he remains optimistic of going global sooner like his Kenyan idols in long-distance running.“I hope to be a world champion one day, this car will motivate me to work even harder, I thank the oragnisers and the sponsors for this big prize,” the United Anglican Methodist High School student stated. The CEO of Nilayo Sports Management company, Bukola Olopade, said he was delighted that the Lagos race is making huge impacts in the life of people and he thanked the sponsors, especially Kia Motors, for coming through with the saloon cars for the winners.Olopade said: “For us, we have shown the public that we will would always keep to our promise and do as we say while for our sponsors they can trust us that whatever we get from them is channelled to the right directions.”Olopade, a former Commissioner of Sports in Ogun State, assured that his drive to change people’s life for the better with sports will continue to be pushed vigorously with platforms like the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Already in its fifth year, the Lagos Marathon is hoping for another upward movement from its present Silver Label ahead of the 2021 edition tentatively meant for February 13.Tags: Lagos City MarathonOyelade SundayVera Yohanna Davoulast_img read more