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🔜 Results from the active duty E-7 selection boards will be released next week. We look forward to announcing the Navy's next Chief Petty Officers!
Aug 21: Results released through Bupers Online.
Aug 22: Results announced via NAVADMIN
Our Multicultural Heritage Committee put on an outstanding presentation celebrating notable Latin American service members. We would like to extend a special thank you to OS1 Townes, OS2 Vallez, and IT2 Hernandezgalarza for their presentations of Columbian, Cuban, and Puerto Rican servicemembers and making food from those countries for everyone to enjoy.
Today, we celebrate the 247th birthday of our world's finest Navy! Thank you to our Chief Selects for putting on a great ceremony.
Today, Deputy Commodore presented awards and special qualifications to some of our very hard working staff members at Maritime Expeditionary Security Group TWO.
On September 11th, 2001, our world was forever changed. Thousands of innocent men and women lost their lives in an unspeakable act. Today, our Chief Selects held a ceremony honoring those that were lost on that day. We swore we would never forget, and we have not. Our resolve remains strong and unwavering.
Today, surrounded by family, friends, and co-workers, we celebrate the career and retirement of MAC Justin Breshears. Dedicating 20 years to service, we thank his family and friends for joining and supporting him on this journey. Thank you for your service and may you have the best of luck in your future endeavors. Fair winds and following seas! You have been properly relieved Chief. We have the watch.
Today, we are proud to announce the promotion of Captain Taylor, Sherie. CAPT Taylor is the Officer in Charge at MESG-2's Training and Evaluation Unit. She oversees all of the training and qualification requirements that have to be completed in order for our Squadrons to become, and stay ready for deployment. Serving for 34 years, she enlisted as an E-1 Torpedoman's Mate (TM), she would later commission and is now an O-6. Captain Klaszky (former CDRE of MESG-2) was the Promoting Officer for todays ceremony.
"Beloved by her Junior and Senior Sailors alike, I cannot think of a more dedicated and inspiring leader than CAPT Taylor. It was an honor to promote her today. She will only continue to make the world's finest Navy better than it was yesterday."
- Captain Klazsky
Today onboard JEB Little Creek, MESG-2 and the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association recognized the recipients of the 2022 Leadership Excellence Award. The award is the presented to Sailors at Sea Duty commands who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, tactical proficiency, and commitment to excellence under adverse conditions. These Sailors are carrying forward the rich heritage of the Brown Water Navy first forged in Vietnam. Hooyah!
Additionally, the Vice President of the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, CWO2 (RET) Jerry Gandy, came to MESG-2 to tell his story and provide invaluable leadership training to Sailors from MESG-2, MSRON-2, MSRON-4, and MSRON-10 HVU. MSRON-10 HVU showed Jerry how the MESF has evolved by giving him a tour of the Navy's latest 40PB.
MSRON-2: EN1(EXW) Shawn J. Connock II
MSRON-4: MA1(EXW/SW) Charles W. Crain
MSRON-8: MA1(EXW) Benjamin M. Hults
MSRON-10: BM1(EXW/SW) Glenn Hidalgo
Not Pictured, to be awarded at a later date:
MESG-2 DET BAH: MA1(EXW) Brian M. Shepherd
Yesterday, CDRE Grant was the re-enlisting officer for IT2 HernandezGalarza. IT2 was presented with the SRB check for his 6 year enlistment and 10 days of liberty, pre-approved by CDRE Grant himself! Additionally, IT2's wife was presented with a letter of appreciation for the support she provides him while he continues his career in the Navy. Maritime Expeditionary Security Group TWO thanks you both for your hard work and dedication.
For excellent performance and representation, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group TWO presented the following Sailors from MSRON-2 with Letters of Appreciation for their work during the Richmond, VA Navy Week:
ENC Balwin, EO1 Holloman, MA2 Sheremeta, MM2 Yurkanin, EN3 Sheperd, GM3 Harmon, ENFN Dawson, GMSN Balzamar
Additionally, LS1 Saunders was awarded his third Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance as Stock Item Table Manager from 2019-2022
Professional Football Player for the New England Patriots, LT Joe Cardona, visited Maritime Expeditionary Group 2 in Little Creek to participate in training with MSRON 4, conducting night time navigation operations with our Training and Evaluation Unit.
“With the Patriots we train in the most adverse conditions to allow us the greatest success when it matters most. You can feel the sailors embracing difficult training here! It is awesome to know the mission is in good hands."
- LT Cardona
Join MESG Two in congratulating our awardees and newly frocked Petty Officers!🎉🎊
HM1 Woods-LOC for SOQ
YN2 Troup-LOC for JSOQ
Mr. Brothers-COQ for 2ND Quarter
LS2 Assie (DET BAH)
MESG 2 hosted Naval Academy Midshipmen, participating in MESG-2 MIDN Summer Training for PROTRAMID 2022. These future Officers were able to participate in weapons familiarization, a small boat simulator, and step aboard one of two 34PB es**rt vessels to get some hands on training from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron TWO
Today, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2 honored the brave service members who fought during the Battle of Midway 80 years ago. ADM Nimitz led fleet of 48 carriers, destroyers, cruisers, and submarines into battle against 62 Japanese carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines. The battle, lasting 3 days (June 4th-7th), signified US naval superiority in the Pacific and the clear turning point for the Allies during WWII.
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation. The obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live."
- ADM Chester W. Nimitz
18 May 22 (Richmond, VA) - Wednesday’s recap at Navy Week:
Chief Boatswain’s Mate Cullen Cantrell, assigned to MESG-2’s Training & Evaluation Unit (TEU), met with firefighters from the Chesterfield Fire & EMS Search and Rescue Team to tour and discuss the capabilities and limitations of their new firefighting and rescue boat. 🚤 ⚓️
Chief Operations Specialist Steven Minter and Electronics Technician 2nd Class John Emrich helped the Feed More Food Pantry package 2,000 meals for senior citizens and children of Richmond! 🍱 🙏
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Chesterfield County Fire and EMS
17 May 2022 (Richmond, VA) - Chief Operations Specialist Steven Minter, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Cullen Cantrell, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class John Emrich with Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2 (MESG 2) volunteer with Habitat for Humanity at the ReStore in Richmond, VA on Tuesday, May 17.
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Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
Sailors of the USS Constitution, Fleet Weather Center Norfolk, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band and the Navy Office of Community Outreach - NAVCO gathered for a photo with a 34’ patrol boat and Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron TWO at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond on Tuesday.
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Sailors with Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron TWO are representing our professional force this week at Richmond!
Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan DeKorte, 35, a Sailor assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit died Monday, May 9 at 12:35 p.m. EST, at a local hospital after sustaining injuries after a helicopter landing incident during joint training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on May 5.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the DeKorte family. Ryan was an exceptional teammate, and we mourn his tragic loss. We will stand in support of Ryan’s family forever and will never forget our teammate’s leadership, service and competence,” said Rear Adm. H.W. Howard III, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command.
Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron EIGHT (MSRON-8) are representing our talented expeditionary force this week at Navy Week in Trenton, NJ! Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Joshua Bryant, Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Dwight Smith, Engineman 2nd Class Natalia Cummings-Duckie, Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Sebree House, Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Garrett McClain and Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliary) 2nd Class Michael Cruse, a reservist from Trenton, NJ, participated in the Navy Day at the Somerset Patriots baseball game on Tuesday before visiting with local youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Madison County.
These Sailors, assigned to MSRON-8’s High Value Unit (HVU) Detachment in Groton, CT, are responsible daily for the critical mission of es**rting and protecting HVU assets such as submarines entering and exiting the harbor at Naval Submarine Base New London. On Wednesday, they were back in their “element” aboard patrol vessels with the New Jersey State Police for a subject matter expert exchange. ⚓️
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A beautiful day for Shipmates to enjoy a cookout, camaraderie and some corn hole!
We stand in solidarity with sexual assault victims and survivors! In recognition of National Denim Day, Sailors of MESG-2 gathered to hear how denim day started as a campaign against sexual assault apologists and to raise awareness. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team even painted jeans to raise awareness.
Learn more about National Denim Day: https://nationaltoday.com/denim-day/
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and teammates of LTJG Fowler.
On Sunday, April 17, Lt. j.g. Aaron Fowler, age 29, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One, died while participating in a training evolution with the Marine Corps at Marine Corps Base
ICYMI! MESG-2 celebrated the 129th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) on Friday. The CPO rate was officially established by the Navy on 1 April 1893. Today, Chiefs are the enlisted leaders and driving force in every unit of our Navy and especially the Maritime Expeditionary Security Force, where they lead as Patrol Leaders, Platoon Leaders and even department heads.
Bravo Zulu to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 on earning the Green H, the Force Commander’s Health Promotion and Wellness Award! They maintained stellar force health and wellness programs throughout 2021 including during a deployment. BZ MSRON-4 Medical Team!
Congratulations to LCDR Lena Akerson on her promotion held yesterday while on leave in Millington, Tennessee. LCDR Heather Hutchison, Deputy Executive Assistant to Commander, Navy Personnel Command, presided over the ceremony as her promoting officer. LCDR Akerson’s daughter Madeline removed her LT bars before her husband Brian slipped on her new oak leaf. Congratulations LCDR!
Be safe on the roads!
Congratulations to PS2 Mvonotoung on his reenlistment today! PS2 has been pivotal to the success of the N1 Admin department during his tour at MESG-2. LCDR Hairston, MESG-2’s Admin Officer, had the privilege to give his oath on her final day in the office. Congrats PS2 and thank you for your continued service to our nation!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Rest In Peace Shipmate. We have the Watch
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate - We Have the Watch ⚓ 🇺🇲
Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, died on Dec. 7 after sustaining injuries during training on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Read more: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/Press-Releases/display-pressreleases/Article/2865935/seal-team-8-tragically-loses-co-in-training-incident/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100002742564919&utm_campaign=Man
. Meet MA2 Dana Cisneros with Maritime Expeditionary Security Group Two Detachment Bahrain!
“Sailor! You’ve been pied!” The MESG-2 First Class Petty Officers Association raised $1,032 in their recent “Pie in the Face” fundraiser. ET1 Ross (N6 department), GM1 Barrera (N7 department), ET2 Alejandra (N6), and LS1 Gonzalez (N41 department) were the “lucky winners” each receiving a creamy pie to the face today.
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