Manning the rails ceremony
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Manning the rails ceremony
Congratulations to VFA-211 Maintenance Department for winning the Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic 2020 Golden Wrench Award for the second year in a row!
The Navy's Birthday
13 October 2021 CMC Eakley celebrated the Navy's 246th birthday by cutting the Navy Birthday cake, a Navy tradition of having the oldest and the youngest sailors cut the cake.
The Fighting Checkmates dominated the most recent detachment while on the Harry S. Truman CVN 75 with a total of 347 launches resulting in 637.7 flight hours, The most of all CVW-1 fixed wing squadrons
The Checkmates worked extremely hard after this more recent boat detachment. Some of those included AO3 Insley, who worked tirelessly in the hangar bay sealing and prepping the aircraft for paint. AM3 Naranjo inspecting and cleaning panels during an aircraft special inspection. AM3 Hawk and AM3 Naranjo inspecting aircraft jacks for integrity prior to an aircraft jack job. AE2 Humphrey troubleshooting aircraft electrical discrepancies. AMEAN Velez inside the belly panel searching for corrosion. Thanks to the efforts of all the Checkmates we were able to successfully complete COMPTUEX and complete all of our training requirements.
The Map Program has stuck again, the following sailors worked extremely hard to get promoted to the next pay grade.
AM2 Romero (no photo)
A special congratulations to the following Sailors Of The Quarters.
Senior Sailor Of The Quarter:
Sailor Of The Quarter:
Junior Sailor Of The Quarter:
Blue Jacket Of The Quarter:
Plane Captain Of The Quarter:
AEAN Herrera (No Photo)
Naval Aviation Maintenance Center of Excellence Award:
AD3 Dalphus, AOAN Insley,
Letter of Commendation:
AM3 Lennon (No Photo)
Congratulations to the following Sailors. For their faithful zealous and obedient naval service. Good Conduct. Bravo Zulu. AZ2 Collazo, AO2 Estrela, AE2 Humphreys, AM2 Jones, AME2 Mcquain, AZ3 Barry, LS3 Brooks, YN3 Cristobal, AD3 Dixon, AD3 Melendez, LS3 Shah, AOAN Alvarado, AOAN Whitfield.
VFA-211 Checkmates FCPOA River Raft Trip.
Fighting First’s! After a demanding and hectic work up cycle. The FCPOA takes a much overdue relaxing trip down the river. Now you may ask how does the fight first relax? Well with an exhilarating trip down a fast flowing river. As you can see the river was extremely fierce. Nothing the fighting first couldn’t handle. After the extremes of the work up cycle, these first have been battle tested. Needless to say, everyone came home safe and sound. Ready to put air wing Fallon in the book of achievements.
The Fighting Checkmates celebrate the
completion of a stellar sea tour AM2 (AW/SW)
Jacquelyn Brown. She exemplified professional
achievement in the superior performance of
her duties while serving as a work center
supervisor and a collateral duty inspector for
the airframes branch. Her tremendous efforts
from March 2016 to January 2021 enabled the
squadron to execute thousands of
maintenance actions and inspections and
solidified her as a vital asset to this
organization during this tour she was awarded
Plane Captain of the Year, Blue Jacket of the
Quarter, and lastly, the Navy and Marine
Corps Achievement Medal. We wish her the
best of luck moving forward. NIKEL UP!
Congratulations to NC1!
Congratulations to the entire maintenance department on all of your hard work this year culminating in VFA 211 receiving the "Golden Wrench" award from Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic! Way to Nikel Up!
The last couple weeks have been amazing. All the checkmates put in a lot of work to bring everyone and everything together!
Congratulations to all of our recent awardees! Your dedication and hard work truly shows and is a testament of the success we have as a team. Also, thanks to CMC Barber for all the blood, sweat, and tears, you put in to 211. Nikel Up!!!
Checkmates, we look forward to seeing you all there with amazing door decorations, great food and more. Please see your representatives or MWR cabinet for more info!
Congratulations to the Checkmates on aiding the Navy in reaching the 80% Aircraft Readiness goal!! So much hard work went into this and none of it goes unnoticed!
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