PA - 2-6 September 2013
Guest speaker was RADM Mark Milliken (ret).
Milliken graduated from the U.S.
Naval Academy in June of 1975.
In October 1976, during
advanced flight training in Airborne Tactical Data Systems for the E-2C
was designated a Naval Flight Officer.
career included numerous international assignments, including: Flag Lieutenant
and Personal Aide to the Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces Southern Europe and
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe in Naples, Italy; Commander, USS
Independence (CV 62), Yokosuka, Japan; and Executive Assistant to the Supreme
Allied Commander, Europe/Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command at the
Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe, Mons, Belgium.
In November 2000, Rear Adm. Milliken reported to
United States Naval Forces Central Command for assignment as the Deputy
Commander, stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Fla.
At retirement, Rear Adm.
Milliken was the Director, Navy
International Programs Office reporting to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition) for all Department of the Navy
International Programs, including Foreign Military Sales,
Security Assistance, International Cooperative Programs, and Technology
After the Admiral's address he was given a commemorative
quilt handmade by Cynthia Daniels. The innovocation and benediction was made by
our shipmate Steve Thatcher.
We were entertained by a special quartet singing an old
sailor's ditty that Capt. Connelley provided.
The Old Salts Quartet - (left to right) Pat O'Sullivan,
Ernie Tafoya, Ted Deason, Tony Cellucci
And of course as is customery, all hands sing the Navy Hymn, Anchors
Usually our shipmate/spouse photographers take photos of the
tables at the banquet. Only a few were taken this year so if anyone has photos
to share, please forward them and they will be posted here.