Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kawana L. Copeland, a 2001 graduate of Bradwell Institute, alongside approximately 40 sailors of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) recently returned from a six-month deployment in support of maritime security operations, while attached to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman homeported in Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
VRC-40 is made up of four detachments that supply carriers with cargo, mail and passengers to and from the Atlantic Fleet.
During VRC-40’s last deployment they won the Battle Effectiveness Award for the third consecutive year.
Copeland joined the Navy in February 2002.
Greene earns meritorious service medal
Army Staff Sgt. Viva R. Greene has been decorated with the meritorious service medal.
The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by either achievement or service to the United States in noncombat situations.
Greene, a human resource specialist with 19 years of military service, regularly is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, based out of Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla.
She is the daughter of Henrietta Smith of Hinesville.