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Meet Chicago Airman Dominique Williams

Airman Dominique Williams from Chicago, serving aboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), earned Selective Restricted Availability (SRA) Sailor of the Week.

The Sailor of the Week Program recognizes superior performance of enlisted personnel emphasizing exemplary personal conduct and military bearing, and demonstrated initiative in the performance of duty.

"Receiving this award and knowing that my work ethic was noticed out of all of the other hard workers on this ship, means a lot to me," said Williams. "It gives me a new level of appreciation for the different things people do here and gives me the motivation to continue, if not, excel in my line of work."

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As an Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Williams supervises the operation and servicing of fuel farms and equipment associated with the fueling and defueling of aircraft ashore and afloat. Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major role in launching and recovering naval aircraft quickly and safely from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to takeoff and after landing.

"I'm Green Bay's Air Department's pump room operator, currently assigned to the engineering repair division," said Williams.

Williams, a graduate of North Chicago Community High School, enlisted in the Navy after high school and has since served for three years.

"Serving in the Navy, has helped me appreciate the smaller things in life and the obstacles put in front of you along the way, only makes you a stronger," said Williams.

William's commanding officer said she's proud of the hard work and dedication that Williams has exemplified within the command.

"Green Bay's Sailor of the Week program has been in place for 21 weeks now and Airman Williams is the first Sailor to be nominated and then selected in consecutive weeks," said Capt. Kristy McCallum, USS Green Bay's commanding officer. "His performance onboard has been that strong! I trust him with the most important work onboard - maintaining the firefighting equipment and overseeing the safe refueling of helicopters. Airman Williams always delivers!"

Located in Sasebo, Japan, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet. She is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city and bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin. This ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped battalion of 800 Marines.

The ship's name has resulted in a close connection to the people of Green Bay, Wisconsin and their professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. The ship's flight deck is named "Lambeau Field" after the name of the Packers' stadium. Green Bay businesses and residents even presented the ship with a truckload of Packerland memorabilia for its 2009 commissioning.

"Green Bay is the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious transport dock ship," said Capt. McCallum. "Whether teamed with our sister ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group or operating independently, Green Bay conducts the full spectrum of operations necessary to support amphibious and humanitarian assistance missions in the dynamic Pacific region. The integrity, toughness, and initiative of outstanding Sailors such as Airman Williams are critical to Green Bay's and the Navy's success in operating forward."

Serving on Green Bay and in the Navy, has given Williams an opportunity of a lifetime.

"Serving in the Navy, has given me the opportunity to travel around the world, meet new people and embrace new cultures in different regions," said Williams.

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Why Being There Matters
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.

Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the world's oceans.

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Note: Links added by Beachwood.

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Previously:
* Chicago Navy Commander's Continuing Promise.

* Meet Chicago Sailor Joshua Johnson.

* Meet Chicago Quartermaster Seaman Maribel Torres.

* Meet Chicago Navy Commander Chad Hennings.

* Meet Chicago Navy Seaman Desmond Cooke.

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Posted on February 29, 2016


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