Congratulations on receiving orders to VAW-121! I am excited to have you join the Bluetail team. Currently, we are part of Carrier Air Wing SEVEN and deploy aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN69). We fly the premier airborne command and control platform, the E-2C Hawkeye. We have a proud history of service to the nation that I am certain will continue long into the future.
You will be afforded many opportunities to grow and advance both professionally and personally while aboard. While it is up to you to seize upon these chances, your leadership will be standing by to assist in any way possible. I have high expectations for you!
My command philosophy is "Family, Squadron, Self." If you have a spouse, children, or extended family, I consider them to be a part of the team, and I encourage them to participate in our Family Readiness Group by contacting Mrs. Janice Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Command Ombudsman, Mrs. Elizabeth Glass, is standing by to assist your family at any time, too. She can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at (757) 633-6975. Additional information on the local area and Fleet and Family Services can be found at our website: www.vaw121.navy.mil, "Family" tab.
On behalf of all the Bluetails, I extend a sincere welcome aboard to you. I look forward to your arrival!
R. J. BRYLA
Commander, U.S. Navy
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