NEW YEARS’ INTERVIEWS

from left: HM2 (FMF) Eric R. Ward of Charlottesville, VA, HN Andrew M Campbell of Natchez, MS, HM1 (SCW) Justin R. Lancaster of Mesa, AZ, HM1(SCW) Tyfnny C. Riordan of Lawrenceville, GA, HM1 (FMF) Daniel Magee of Jacksonville, AR, HM1 (SCW) Jenesia A. Ordonia of Cape Girardeau, MO

Some members of NMCB 11’s medical department chose to collectively answer a few questions about the New Year.

Things they will remember most about 2011:  The Navy Ball, Hooah! Bars, Magee’s kid getting into a fight with Riordan’s kid at Day care

What they look forward to the most about 2012:  Deployment pay, troop drawdown from wars, this being the last deployment for some of them.

None of them claimed to have any new years’ resolutions.  However, everyone said they planned to pay off debts with money earned on deployment, and a couple of them stated they would not get married or divorced in 2012. – NMCB 11 Medical Department

(Interview and photo by MC1 (AW) Jonathan C. Carmichael)

 

IT2 Jamal Saleem – Mobile, AL

“I remember FEX because it was my first one, and I’ve never done anything like that before.  It’s just one of those things you don’t forget.  Going into next year, I look forward to being a non-smoker.  It’s my new years’ resolution to quit smoking, and I’ve already gotten a head start.” – IT2 Jamal Saleem – Mobile, AL

(Interview and photo by MC1 (AW) Jonathan C. Carmichael)

 

 

BUC (SCW) William C. Maness – Little Rock, AR

“Four-wheeling, camping, and all the outdoor activities I did with my kids are what I’ll remember most about 2011.  As far as next year, I look forward to getting deployment over and done with everyone coming back safe.  I do have one new years’ resolution.  I’m going to quit smoking, but I’m not going to start until we hit deployment.  … and anyone who read that is laughing right now.” – BUC (SCW) William C. Maness – Little Rock, AR

(Interview and photo by MC1 (AW) Jonathan C. Carmichael)

 

 

BU2 (SCW) Charles R. Larson - Ventra, CA

BU2 (SCW) Charles R. Larson from Ventra, CA

In retrospect, what do you think you’ll remember most about 2011?  “Coming home from deployment in Timor-Leste.”

What excites you most about the upcoming year?   “Leaving Mississippi and going to San Antonio for A School.”

Have you made or thought about a New Year’s resolution you want to commit to? “No.”

(Interview and photo by IS1 (SCW) Karen C. Butler)

 

 

ET1 (SW) Richard L. O’Bryant

ET1 (SW) Richard L. O’bryant

In retrospect, what do you think you’ll remember most about 2011? “Leaving my last command, Stennis Space Center”

What excites you most about the upcoming year?  Earning my SCW pin.”

Have you made or thought about a New Year’s resolution you want to commit to? “Yes, get weight down under tape limit.”

(Interview and photo by IS1 (SCW) Karen C. Butler)

 

                      

 

CM3 (SCW) David M. Lacure - Aurora, IL

CM3 (SCW) David M. Lacure from Aurora, IL

In retrospect, what do you think you’ll remember most about 2011? “Saving my marriage and waiting for heart surgery.”

What excites you most about the upcoming year? “Going to shore duty at CBMU 202 in Jacksonville, FL.”

Have you made or thought about a New Year’s resolution you want to commit to? “Lose weight gained after my surgery.”

(Interview and photo by IS1 (SCW) Karen C. Butler)

 

 

BUCN CODY M. LEONHARDT - Huntington, Indiana

BUCN CODY M. LEONHARDT – Huntington, Indiana

In retrospect, what will you remember about 2011?
                “My first deployment to Guam. I got to experience a different culture.”

What excites you the most about the upcoming year?
                “I get to see my wife for the first time in a year.”

Have you thought about, or made any, New Years’ Resolutions?
                “Don’t drink soda. Pop. Whichever.”

(Interview and photo by BUCN Amanda S. Hollister)

 

 

BUCN AMBER M. MABREY - Felton, Delaware

BUCN AMBER M. MABREY – Felton, Delaware

What’s your favorite memory from 2011?
                “Playing ‘Just Dance’ on the Wii in the barracks with BU3 Gray, BUCN Thibodeau, and BUCN Hollister… Who knew Gray had moves?!”

What excites you the most about the upcoming year?
                “I’m going on my first deployment, in a really great DET. And now I can save money for an apartment when we get back.”

Have you made a New Years’ Resolution for 2012?
                “I really want to get my SCWs pin by mid-deployment.”

(Interview and photo by BUCN Amanda S. Hollister)

 

BUCA PATRICK L. HUGHEY - Akron, Ohio

BUCA PATRICK L. HUGHEY – Akron, Ohio

What do you think you’re going to remember most about 2011?
                “Joining the Navy! And going to bootcamp.”

What excites you the most about the upcoming year?
                “Getting my SCWs pin.”

Have you made a New Years’ Resolution for 2012?
                “Yes. My New Years’ Resolution is to improve my next PRT run time.”

(Interview and photo by BUCN Amanda S. Hollister)