October 18, 2012

Happy 237th Navy

Photos by Lance Cpl. Zac Scanlon and Lance Cpl. Bill Waterstreet

Seaman Zachary Bauer, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron information systems technician and a native of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., stands in front of one of the U.S. Navy’s birthday cakes at the Mess Hall at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct.11.

From left to right, HN Joseph Estes, a Marine Corps Air Station Yuma branch health clinic pharmacy technician and a native of Denver, HM2 Duy Tram, a branch health clinic laboratory technician and a native of Orange County, Calif., HN Tyler Dougless, a branch health clinic corpsman and a native of Leetonia, Ohio, and HN Christopher Rafanen, a branch health clinic preventative medicine specialist and a native of Moreno Valley, Calif., present the colors during the ceremony for the Navy Ball at the Quechan Casino and Resort, Oct. 13, 2012.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Joel Hernandez, a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron commissaryman and a native of San Diego, Calif.; Seaman Matthew Wicke, a HHS information systems technician and a native of Austin, Tex., Seaman Zachary Bauer, a HHS information systems technician and a native of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and Chief Petty Officer Ulises Fernandez, a HHS barracks manager and a native of Los Angeles stand with the U.S. Navy’s birthday cake for their 237th birthday celebration at the Mess Hall in Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 11. The air station’s sailors celebrated their branch’s 237th birthday in part with a celebratory luncheon.

he POW/MIA table was presented in remembrance of those missing and fallen as a part of the 237th Navy Ball at the Quechan Casino and Resort, Oct. 13, 2012. This is a time-honored tradition at both Navy and Marine Corps Birthday Balls.

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