Queen Creek native serves with high-tech U.S. Navy helicopter squadron

Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Gneck, a native of Queen Creek, was inspired to join the Navy for adventure, new experiences and a desire for new knowledge.  Now, two years later, he serves with the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 71, working with one of the Navy’s most advanced helicopters at Naval Air Station […]

Seaman Lauren Carr serves aboard 1 of Navy’s most versatile combat warships

A 2017 Poston Butte High School graduate and San Tan Valley native provides key support as part of combat operations aboard Littoral Combat Ship the USS Saint Louis, stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Seaman Lauren Carr serves as a mineman responsible for the safe detection and disposal of mines. Seaman Carr credits success in […]

Queen Creek native ensures effective combat operations for U.S. Navy

While most members of the U.S. Navy conduct deployments at sea as part of U.S. Navy warship crews, each year thousands of sailors are called upon to conduct non-traditional deployments, often in austere locations outside the maritime environment, in support of military missions around the globe. A Queen Creek native and 2016 Queen Creek High […]

San Tan Valley native serves at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam

A 2017 Mission Heights Preparatory graduate and San Tan Valley native is serving with the U.S. Navy at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. “I really enjoy working with patients,” Hospitalman Apprentice Andee Medellin said. “I work in the OBGYN, and I like it.” Ms. Medellin credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned during her […]

San Tan Valley native lives in Europe, supports NATO mission

A 2013 Poston Butte High School graduate and San Tan Valley native in the Navy lives on the coast of Spain while supporting NATO mission. According to a press release, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Dennis, participates in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross. She is […]

Turning 100: Queen Creek’s Brown to celebrate milestone

Next month, a Queen Creek woman will mark a milestone birthday. On April 11, Frances Brown will turn 100, celebrating with a cake that has as many candles as she has years. Mrs. Brown will be surrounded by about 30 family members and friends, all of whom have been asked to bring a photo as […]

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