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Media Outreach

We share Sailors' stories through local connections, such as hometown, high school, college, family members, etc.  For information about Sailor recognition, fleet content sharing, media production visits and shoutouts, download the fact sheet here.

Share your story by answering a few questions on this form and emailing with a photo to

Examples include awards, advancements, retirements and participation in major exercises or operations.

In The News

Fair Bluff native is USS George Washington 'Warfighter of the Week'

Airman Cornelius Johnson, a Fair Bluff native serving as an aviation boatswain’s mate (handling), was recognized as Warfighter of the Week aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington on Jan. 10, according to a Navy news release.

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Lumberton native receives award aboard USS Iwo Jima

Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Downing, a Lumberton native serving as a fire controlman, received an award while serving aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

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Austinite becomes member of elite Navy Honor Guard

An Austin native and 2021 graduate of Lyndon B. Johnson High School has recently become a member of the elite U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard.

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Patrick Simons Serves With Next Generation Of Warfighters

A Westbury native is serving in the U.S. Navy where naval aviators learn the skills they need to fly missions around the world.

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