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Navy Region Southeast Photo of the week: Capt. Nick Mungas, commodore of Training Air Wing One onboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi, pilots a T-45C Goshawk after it receives a patriotic paint scheme. Lt. Scott "Hooker" Hook designed the jet and a team of painters onboard NAS Meridian completed the work. (Photo courtesy of North Island Public Affairs/Released)
The fired former head of Navy Recruiting District Michigan was a consummate unprofessional who berated subordinates, drank with junior sailors, commented on female officers’ looks and conducted personnel award ceremonies “wearing civilian clothes and flip-flops,” according to an internal investigation obtained by Navy Times.
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations & Environment, Phyllis L. Bayer, has tendered her resignation after a little more than a year at her post and “will retire from government and pursue other opportunities,” the Pentagon announced Friday.
In a statement posted online, Navy officials applauded her service and expressed gratitude for “her extraordinary efforts this past year."
A week before she was slated to graduate, a Navy recruit collapsed and died Feb. 22 following physical training at Great Lakes, Illinois, officials told Navy Times.
Seaman Recruit Kierra Evans, 20, of Louisiana, was participating in a physical fitness assessment, or PFA, at the time, according to Lt. Joseph Pfaff, a Recruit Training Command spokesman.
BETHESDA, Md. — “I don’t want to die.”
Phyllis Obeng Dadzie said the words quietly, but with a slight chuckle, as though it was obvious. She was sitting with her husband, Navy Chief Petty Officer Charles Agyeilarbi, in a small room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, shivering under a pink winter coat that covered her small frame.
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