NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Sailors Talk Navy at Elementary School Career Day

BY TOM KREIDEL, OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER NORFOLK

A group of seven Sailors from NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk took part in a “career day” at Oceanair Elementary School in Norfolk on April 28.

The command has a long-standing relationship with the school and participates in various events there throughout the year.

NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Sailors joined volunteers from many areas outside the military, including firemen, state police, television reporters and many others who set up displays and visited children from kindergarten through 5th grade.

“I loved presenting my career for the Navy to the kids. So many of them told us of their aspirations to be cops, firefighters, chefs, etc., not even realizing that all of those jobs can be done in the Navy, as well,” said Logistics Specialist Seaman Nicole Junod. “A lot of them seemed genuinely interested and had a family member in the service, as well, so, they could relate, which made talking to them a bit easier.”

In addition to logistics specialists, the Sailors included those from other ratings, such as yeoman, culinary specialist, gunner’s mate and hospital corpsman.

Logistics Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tiffany White said she was impressed by how the children were so open to learn about what the members of the group did in the Navy, and had advice for those who might consider attending an event where they speak to children.

“Be prepared to be asked anything,” she said.

September/October 2017