USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Time

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boxer For a second consecutive year, the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) was named winner of the Retention Excellence Award for outstanding Sailor retention for 2012.The Retention Excellence Award, also known as “Golden Anchor Award,” is awarded annually to commands that meet or exceed the retention criteria set forth by the Chief of Naval Operations. Commands must also score a minimum of 85 on their annual command career information program review to qualify for the award. “The award is a significant accomplishment for the crew and validates the commitment our leaders have to the Sailors onboard,” said Navy Counselor 1st Class (SW/AW) Derek Reynolds from Boxer’s career counselor office. Chief Navy Counselor (AW/SW) Jayne Epaloose, Boxer’s command career counselor, agreed that the award represents a total shipboard effort to have more Boxer Sailors stay Navy. “This award means Boxer leadership cares about its Sailors,” said Epaloose.As a trophy for winning the award, the command will be allowed to keep the ship’s anchors painted gold for another year. “Our anchors are gold and that tells the fleet what Boxer is all about,” added Epaloose.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 11, 2013 View post tag: Second View post tag: Naval View post tag: receives February 11, 2013 View post tag: Excellence Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Time View post tag: award View post tag: Retention View post tag: time Share this article View post tag: USS USS Boxer Receives Retention Excellence Award for Second Timelast_img read more

STAG Beer Guyana Carnival 7s ready to ignite GFC ground today

first_img… Ramps Logics shows supportONE of the Caribbean’s oldest sporting venue, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, will see one of the Caribbean’s oldest rugby clubs, STAG Trinidad Northern Rugby Football Club, in action when the second annual Guyana Carnival Sevens gets going from 13:00hrs today.The STAG Beer-sponsored club from the Twin Island Republic will have the Guyanese pair of Dane Parks and Ronald Myers in their line-up, and will come up against defending champions Pepsi Hornets, as well as Yamaha Caribs, Panthers and Guyana Police Force.With Guyana looking to regain their Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens title (in July) which they relinquished two years ago to Jamaica, the organisers of the event, Pepsi Hornets Rugby Club, believe that the Carnival Sevens provides the perfect platform for the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) to see some of the best talents on show.The Guyana Carnival Sevens is the first tournament in the game’s shortest format being held for the year and the prize money being offered places the competition amongst the most lucrative in the region.“I think we’ll see some really good rugby because Northern, a team that have always wanted to come to Guyana, said that they’re here to make a statement. We should understand the quality of their team with Dane Parks and Ronald Myers in their line-up but I also believe that the local teams, who also boosted their teams with overseas-based players, will try to keep that prize money in Guyana,” said Rawle Toney, vice-president of the Hornets Rugby Club and organiser for the event.According to Toney, today will be more than just rugby; it will be keeping with the ‘Carnival fever’ that has hit Guyana.Meanwhile, Ramp Logistics, one of Guyana’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services, became the latest corporate entity to support the tournament, joining title sponsors Ansa McAl/STAG Beer, DDL/Pepsi and Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports.last_img read more