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    Reserve Sailors from NOSC Phoenix help local business celebrate Veterans Day

    Reserve Sailors from NOSC Phoenix participate in flag raising ceremony

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Verbis | Hospital Corpsman Second Class, Charles Long of Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC)...... read more read more

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (NNS) - A reserve detail from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Phoenix puts tradition on display during the raising of Old-Glory in honor of Veterans Day at Cox Communications.

    “We’re honored that members of NOSC Phoenix could help us celebrate this special occasion in a meaningful way,” said Cox employee Angelene Yazzie. “It’s our responsibility to pay homage to the sacrifices made by current and former military members and our goal is to increase awareness, inclusiveness, and opportunity which drives additional value to our business and our veteran community.”

    About 100 employees of Cox and their family members attended the ceremony. Colonel Tom Sheets, US Marine Corps, ret., was the guest speaker and the Buffalo Soldiers of Arizona presented an exhibit.

    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, Charles Long of NOSC Phoenix, was part of the flag detail. “We take a lot of pride in being one of the primary representations of the Navy here in Phoenix,” said Long. “It’s special anytime the community can experience the Navy out here.”

    Coordinating a Veterans Day event can present challenges.

    “There are many moving pieces to account for,” said Master at Arms 1st Class Christopher Kurz. “Punctuality and good communication between on-site and off-site individuals is key to making everything come together. Not every event is the same, we have to be flexible while maintaining our military traditions.”

    The flag raising ceremony is performed to demonstrate respect for the United States, the freedom the country stands for and the commitment of service to defend the constitution.

    “This is a volunteer unit so although this is our job, as part of the honors detail we enjoy taking part in a service that resonates with the community,” said Master at Arms 3rd Class Matthew Schmitt.



    Date Taken: 11.12.2018
    Date Posted: 11.14.2018 12:19
    Story ID: 299803
    Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US 

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