Texts to raise money for homeless

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Simon Community Northern Ireland is asking people to donate £3 to help people who are homeless this Christmas by texting ‘Simon’ to 60040. The donation service can be used in the UK and NI and costs £3, plus standard network charge. “The Simon Community NI Christmas Greetings campaign is a unique way for NI business and individuals to send seasonal greetings,” said Paul Collins, director of fundraising at the charity, “and at the same time help give hope to homeless people throughout NI this Christmas.”The campaign is advertised on billboards around NI. Advertisement Paul said text donations were already coming in, “We are delighted with the response to date and would encourage any other business or individuals interested in supporting our work with homeless people to come forward.” The campaign is backed by:AMA, Bacardi Brown Forman, Bartholomew and James, Big Buzz Magazine, Business Eye, Calorgas, Carson McDowell, Flagship Media Group, JCDecaux, Johnston Printing, Marsh, Observer Newspapers, Patron Group, Steria and TR Group. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 15 December 2005 | Newscenter_img Texts to raise money for homeless AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Limerick council accused of obstructing democracy

first_imgTwitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsCommunityLimerick council accused of obstructing democracyBy Alan Jacques – May 8, 2014 599 Advertisement Cllr Maurice QuinlivanSINN Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan has accused City Council for failing to assist in the registration of first time voters at a planned community event in Thomondgate ahead of the local and European elections.According to Cllr Quinlivan, City Council turned down a request to have an official in attendance at a recent voter registration day organised for St Munchin’s Community Centre. The community event was organised to facilitate young people wishing to vote but who had not yet registered in the Limerick City North ward.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In the northern end of the city, we have come across a number of young people wishing to vote, but not yet registered. Given these high numbers, a non-political voting registration event was to be held on April 23 at the St Munchin’s Community Centre,” Cllr Quinlivan explained.He claims that the voter registration day had to be cancelled due to that fact that a Council official was not in attendance. “I am appalled that the Council would put obstacles in the way of those who wanted to partake in the democratic process”, he said.“I find it appalling and peculiar that the Council officials denied a request for a Council Official to be in attendance on the day,” he said.Although registration closed on Tuesday, May 6, Cllr Quinlivan invited other political parties to join in the attempt to increase voter participation in future elections.A spokesperson for Limerick City Council stated that the onus is on a citizen to make sure they’re registered to vote and the details they provide are correct.“Limerick City and County Council provided forms to the community event concerned and a Garda was present to sign these forms and check identification and proof of residence so that voters could then be added to the Electoral Register,” the council spokesperson said. WhatsApp Email Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Facebookcenter_img Previous articleBereaved Limerick families pay tribute through artNext articleThe Limerick couple who had a saint at their wedding Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanLimerick city councilMusic LimerickSinn FeinSt Munchin’s Community Centre Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img read more

Paul O’Connell and Munster Rugby players launch TLC re-useable cups

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleCarbery and Earls return as van Graan names Munster side for Leinster clashNext article“It’s a new year and a new championship”-Kyle Hayes ready for 2019 Meghann Scully Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email TAGSlimerickLimerick PostMunster.RugbyPaul O’ConnellRugbyTeam Limerick Clean-upTLC center_img Twitter JP McManus and Paul O’Connell along with Eli O’Sullvian, 1st class, and Carla O’Brien, senior infants, from Bulgaden NS, at the Hunt Museum Limerick, to launch the new TLC eco-friendly cups ahead of Team Limerick Clean-Up 5, which will see thousands of volunteers take to the streets of Limerick city and county for Europe’s largest one-day clean up. Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, the event has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets since inception in 2015. Over 14,000 volunteers have already signed up for the 2019 event, taking place on Good Friday, 19th April.Photo by Diarmuid GreenePAUL O’Connell and Munster rugby players have launched TLC re-useable cups.It’s one of the many sustainable initiatives launched by Team Limerick Clean-Up.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over 500,000 single use cups are thrown away in Ireland every day.Munster Rugby supporting the TLC 5 reusable cups. Pictured are Munster’s, Jack O’Donogue, Billy Holland and CJ Stander. Picture: Alan PlaceFormer Munster and Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell launched the limited edition cups with his signature on them.“It’s been five incredible years for Team Limerick Clean-Up and I’m delighted to be a part of the next phase of the project and lend my signature to the reusable cups.“I hope that people will understand the sustainability message that is so important not just for Limerick and Ireland, but indeed our planet,” he said.Munster Rugby supporting the TLC 5 reusable cups. Picture: Alan PlaceThe cups come in two colours, red for Munster and green for Limerick and aim to educate people on making small and simple changes that will help the environment.On Good Friday of this year, Team Limerick Clean-Up took place with up to 21,000 people taking to the City and County to clean up the streets, roads and public areas.If you wish to get a limited edition TLC re-usable cup checkout TLC social media pages or email [email protected] NewsCommunityEnvironmentLifestylePaul O’Connell and Munster Rugby players launch TLC re-useable cups By Meghann Scully – May 17, 2019 498 Linkedin Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest…

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtMan charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victimBy David Raleigh – April 1, 2020 4060 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population The incident is alleged to have taken place at a SPAR shop, a few yards from Henry Street garda station.Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of no fixed abide but with a previous address at Hermitage, Ennis, Co Clare, is charged with assault causing harm to Andrrezj Stradomski, at Gleeson’s SPAR, on Henry Street.Detective Garda Barry Moylan, Henry Street, told the court he arrested Mr Kelly at 11:41am this Wednesday and charged him at Henry Street garda station.Detective Moylan said Mr Kelly “made no reply” after he was charged and cautioned.Mr Kelly’s solicitor Sarah Ryan said she had “no questions” for the detective about the detention of her client.Ms Ryan said CCTV would prove “crucial to the case”.She said she was “not applying for bail today” and was waiting for the State to provide CCTV to her.Detective Moylan confirmed gardai would be objecting to bail under “Section 2 of the Bail Act” as well as under “O’Callaghan Rules”.It’s expected CCTV footage will be played to the court next Friday when Mr Kelly is to seek bail, Ms Ryan said. Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Previous articleO’Dea Calls for increase in Living Alone Allowance during COVID19 crisisNext articleLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response up and running David Raleigh Print Judge Marian O’Leary, presiding, remanded Mr Kelly in custody to Limerick Prison to appear before the District Court on Friday for a bail hearing. Twitter Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement TAGSCoronavirusCourtCovid 19CrimeLimerick City and CountyNews A Limerick man has appeared before the city’s District Court charged in connection with allegedly coughing on a shop worker during the covid-19 outbreak.last_img read more

Donegal Town going pink for Livie

first_img Google+ Donegal Town going pink for Livie Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest Donegal Town is going pink this weekend to raise money for a life saving gene therapy for an 11 month old girl.Livie Mulhern was diagnosed with SMA type 1 in April this year.The life limiting genetic condition causes muscle weakness and everything from her movement to her ability to swallow and breathe is affected.The only treatment for the condition costs 2 million dollars and it needs to be administered before she turns 2 next summer.Fundraiser Treacy Duke says people are finding ingenious ways to raise money for a better life for Livie:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/livie-dltown10am.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleIncrease in number of homeless adults in North WestNext articleTribunal into Cervical Check to be set up without delay News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – August 1, 2020 last_img read more

4-H winners eligible for district competition

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The “Blocks Rock!” creative arts project was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to learn about construction, engineering and architecture and a great way to express their artistic interests, Wesley said.The winners in the ‘Blocks Rock!’ project are: First place, Sebastian Poppell, sixth grade, Pike County Elementary School; second place, Mary S. Dunn, fourth grade, Troy Elementary School; and third place, Caden Ernest, fourth grade, Troy Elementary School.“‘The World I See’ is a traditional photography contest,” Wesley said. “It offers 4-H’ers the opportunity to show off their creativity, their ability to select and arrange subjects and find what is interesting in their home, their school and their community.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories 4-H winners eligible for district competition Sponsored Content You Might Like Heart Walk is today The red carpet will be rolled out tonight for the 2016 Pike County Heart Walk and everyone is invited to… read more By Jaine Treadwell The challenge of the “Extreme Birdhouse” project is to build the coolest birdhouse possible and there is no right or wrong way to do it. “It’s a chance for 4-H’ers to use their design abilities, to learn new skills and to organize and carry through on a challenging project,” Wesley said.The winners in the “Extreme Birdhouse” project are: First place, Addie Renfroe, fourth grade, Pike Liberal Arts School; second place, Emily Price, fourth grade, PLAS; and third place, Ava Leverett, fourth grade PLAS. Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County 4-H project winners for the 2015-2016 school year are gearing up for the district competition to be held a Troy University this summer.Heath Wesley, Pike County Extension coordinator, said all 4-H’ers who competed in the different project areas did an outstanding job and are to be congratulated.The first and second place winners in each of the project areas are eligible to compete in district. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder The winners in “The World I See” project are: First place, Briann Snyder, fifth grade, Troy Elementary School; second place, Emily Carlson, fourth grade, TES; and Addie Adler, fourth grade, TES.“The World I Imagine” is an altered photograph contest that lets 4-H-ers show off their creativity by using their skills with photography and computers.“It’s also an opportunity to learn the basics of good photography and image software,” Wesley said.Alex Park, a fourth grade student at Troy Elementary School, was the winner of “The World I Imagine” project contest. Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2016 Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Retire? No ma’am, not yet

first_img You Might Like Offering a sermon in the garden A light rain was falling and thunder was rumbling in the distance, Mary Louise Hobdy didn’t seem to notice either… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell I was looking for some long ago information for a friend and, as I plundered through the box of old newspapers, it was as plain as the nose on my face as to why I don’t retire.It’s the people. It’s their stories and the love and laughter that they have brought to my life.I sat there, in the middle of the floor for hours, basking in the memories of those who have shared their stories and parts of their lives with me. Memories of watching Ovie Hughes weave white oak baskets and grinding cane with Grover Poole and Donna Gail. “Coming aboard” with Captain Machada, picking “scupnons” with Dutch Parish and watching for buzzards with Elizabeth Law. Hundreds and hundreds of memories were “kept” there on the pages of those old, fading newspapers. Hundreds of people. Hundreds of stories, all there to help me to not forget.A picture of “Miss” Louise Chambers playing bridge and one of “Miss” Sadie Johnson and her “burndt” cake brought back a flood of memories. One that stood clear was the day I drove them to a funeral. As we stood at the graveside, Miss Louise whispered, “Is that Rogers Sherwood?”“In the black coat? Yes it is,” I said. She turned to Miss Sadie and said, “Ooooh, Rogers looks so old. Is he as old as we are?”To which, Miss Sadie replied,” Ain’t nobody as old as we are, Louise.”Those old newspapers hold memories of the triumphs and defeats, births and deaths, joys and deep sorrows of hundreds of friends here and others gone.I thought what a priceless things they are, these community newspapers that chronicle the people, places and events that are a part of our lives and that preserve the history of our little neck of the woods – pages of history that we can fold and keep and later  hold in our hands to stir memories.For me, it is an honor and privilege to be a part of the keeping of these stories and to know that years from now, someone will pick up a yellowing newspaper and read about someone or something that was important in his or her life and smile or maybe shed a tear in the sweet memory of times and people past.Retire? No ma’am, not as yet. Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Give me a mountain to lean on and one to rest my eyes upon.But I’ve got chickens, sheep and a cat depending on me to keep them from starvation so a Rocky Mountain high will have to wait.But the question, “Why don’t you retire?” kept spinning in my head  like a stuck record. Actually, retirement might be nice. There are lots of weeds that I haven’t pulled and books that I haven’t read. And, there’s a swing under the big, oak tree that’s got my name on it. So, why not?The answer was found in a box that was catching dust under my bed. Print Article Next UpMy response was that I’m not yet ready for the rocking chair. However, I wouldn’t mind having one of those old folks chairs that eject you out into the room rather than you having to grunt, groan and push your way out.But, after giving her question a little more thought, I decided that maybe it is time. I’ve been writing for the newspaper a long time. Maybe it’s time to put on the sunscreen and head to Margaritaville to nibble on a sponge cake and watch the sun bake.But I’m not a dyed in the wool beachie. I don’t even like the beach. The craggy coast of Maine, I could do but I just don’t like saltwater in my hair and sand in my bikini. Sometimes people kind of slap you in the face with things.I didn’t know exactly what the nice lady meant when she said, “Why don’t you retire?”Perhaps, she meant that I was taking up office space that could be better filled. Or maybe she noticed the dark circles under my eyes or that I seem a little addled at times.center_img Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Retire? No ma’am, not yetlast_img read more

US Marine arrested on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants across southern border

first_imgiStock(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — A U.S. Marine was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday on charges of smuggling undocumented immigrants across the southern border outside of San Diego, according to the Marine Corps.“On December 2, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a junior-enlisted Marine with Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel for allegedly bringing in undocumented immigrants at the San Ysidro port of entry,” the Marine Corps said in a statement. “The Marine is currently being held in civilian custody. The determination as to the adjudicating authority has not yet been made.”The Marine Corps said that the Marine arrested on Monday had not served as part of the Trump administration’s southwest border support mission. CBP and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are currently investigating the incident, according to the Marine Corps.The San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land border crossing in the western hemisphere, processing an average of 70,000 northbound vehicle passengers and 20,000 northbound pedestrians per day.The arrest follows the detention of 23 Marines also from 1st Marine Division who were detained in July for human trafficking, drug distribution, and weapons charges. Of those, six have pleaded guilty to charges at courts-martial, according to the service.“Thirteen Marines submitted and have approved pre-trial agreements requesting separation in lieu of courts-martial or waiving administrative separation boards,” the Marine Corps told ABC News in a statement.”The remaining four Marines are currently in the process of being adjudicated.”The Marines charged with human trafficking this past summer were alleged to have moved undocumented immigrants from locations within the U.S., not across the border.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run at Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle pleads not guilty

first_imgkuzma/iStockBy BILL HUTCHISON, ABC NEWS(SEATTLE) — The suspect in a hit-and-run on a closed Seattle freeway that left a Black Lives Matter protester dead and another seriously injured was arraigned on Wednesday as demonstrators stood outside the courthouse chanting the victims’ names.Dawit Kelete, 27, pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, and reckless driving in the July 4 incident that killed Summer Taylor, 24, and injured Diaz Love, 32, who were part of a Black Lives Matter demonstration that prompted the police to shut down a section of Interstate 5 in Seattle.During the brief hearing Wednesday, protesters stood outside the King County Courthouse in Seattle and chanted the names of Taylor and Love, who remains in a hospital.Prior to the hearing, Love received cheers from supporters while appearing on a livestream broadcast from a hospital bed.“As soon as I get out of here and get in a … wheelchair, I’m going to be on the marches with you,” Love told the crowd.Love, of Portland, Oregon, suffered a traumatic brain injury, a shattered pelvis and tailbone, a broken arm, and three fractures to a leg. Love said the recovery from the injuries is expected to be a long one.Love said Kelete, who was driving a Jaguar, did not have insurance.“I think my monthly bills are going to be about $10,000 a month with, like, rent and having to get full-time caregivers and equipment. So the money I have, so far, is going to go quick,” Love said. “I don’t know when I’m going to get back to work and this is going to be a really long process.”Surveillance video captured Kelete’s 2013 white Jaguar driving down the freeway, swerving around cars that were blocking the lanes to support the protest, and striking Taylor and Love, who were walking on the shoulder. The blow knocked them both into the air, over the roof of the vehicle, and onto the pavement.According to charging documents filed in the case, Kelete allegedly did not slow down as he drove on the shoulder.The incident unfolded at about 1:40 a.m. when Kelete allegedly entered the closed freeway by going the wrong way on an exit ramp, and drove at high speed toward a crowd of people protesting the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said.State police said that following the collision, the Jaguar continued to head south on the freeway and that protesters in a vehicle chased it for about a mile before maneuvering in front of the Jaguar and forcing it to stop, according to the complaint.Kelete remains in custody at the King County Correctional Facility on $1.2 million bail.Investigators have not commented on a motive for the incident, but Kelete’s attorney, Francisco A. Duarte, said it was not an intentional act.“This tragic event was not a political act or statement,” Duarte said. “On behalf of Kelete and his family, we ask each of you to leave room for the fact that we witnessed a tragic accident and not a crime. We are at the beginning of our investigation and will produce a truthful and trustworthy defense.”Kelete’s family released a statement expressing support for Taylor and Love.“No words can express or make up for the suffering that Diaz Love, Summer Taylor’s family, and their loved ones and friends are enduring at this moment,” the family’s statement reads. “We recognize the pain is profound, raw and unbearable. It is always gut wrenching to lose one’s child at a young age, but it is more hurtful under these circumstances.”Kelete was given field sobriety tests and volunteered to take a Breathalyzer test, which determined he was not impaired at the time of the deadly episode, according to the complaint.He denied taking medication, according to the charging documents. Later, Kelete allegedly told jail personnel that he struggles with an untreated Percocet addiction, the documents said.The results of a blood test administered several hours after the crash have not been made public. A substance that “appears similar to crystal methamphetamine” recovered from Kelete’s car is also pending testing, according to the charging documents.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New Commander Assigned to USS Essex

first_img Share this article Authorities Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducted a change-of-command ceremony at-sea, Oct. 17.Capt. Brian Quin relieved Capt. Pete Mantz during a ‘flight lead change’ conducted.Mantz took command of Essex on May 28, 2014, following a successful tour as the ship’s executive officer, and commanded Essex through an extensive maintenance availability period and pre-deployment exercises before the ship departed San Diego in May 2015 for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the 7th and 5th Fleet area of operations.During his farewell, Mantz attributed the ship’s success to the hard work and dedication of the crew.Following the traditional signing over of the deck logs and a mess deck reception, Mantz and Quin lifted off from the flight deck of Essex to conduct their flight lead change.A flight lead change is a tradition in the naval aviation community when command of a squadron is passed to the new commanding officer.Mantz and Quin, flying in separate MH-60 aircraft from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO-ONE (HSC-21), the ‘Blackjacks’, flew by the ship in formation as Quin took the lead from Mantz, signaling that he now had command of Essex.Essex, with her new commanding officer, is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations as the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in support of maritime security and Operation Inherent Resolve.[mappress mapid=”17221″]Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Essex View post tag: middle east View post tag: Commander New Commander Assigned to USS Essex October 20, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today New Commander Assigned to USS Essex last_img read more