Moya awarded Battle ‘E’ ribbon

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin B. Moya, a 2000 graduate of Pleasantville High School, recently was awarded the Battle Efficiency “E” achievement along with other sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut.

The award recognizes the crew for displaying excellence in maritime warfare, engineering, survivability, command, control, communication and information warfare. It also represents a year’s worth of dedication and hard work from the entire crew. Crewmembers are entitled to wear the Battle “E” ribbon on their uniform.

Farragut successfully completed certification in the basic, integrated and sustainment phases of the ship’s 2012 patrol, while assigned to the Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The crew flawlessly executed the Farragut’s duties while representing the Navy during nine port visits and several multinational exercises. Farragut served as the Combined Task Force 151 flagship for counter-piracy operations, providing maritime security and strengthening relations with African and European partner nations.

Farragut, homeported out of Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Moya joined the Navy in July 2000.

Stack completes basic training

Army Pfc. Edward M. Stack II has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Stack is the son of Deanne Jackson, of Brigantine.