The Pioneer would like to send out a thank you to all of our local military families who can’t be with their loved ones in the service this holiday season. As the New Year approaches, we would like to express our appreciation for all the moments, large and small, that those in the military give up to serve their country. Happy Holidays and thank you for your service.
In this photo, Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Rodolfo De Castro III, from Concord, CA, discharges a fire extinguisher aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is currently in Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA, for its Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Joseph Flesch)