2011-10-27 / Local & State

Receives Letter Of Citation

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek J. Reschke, a 2009 graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School, Three Springs, recently received a letter of citation while serving as a member of Sonar Division aboard USS Helena (SSN 725), homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Reschke's expeditious qualifications as weapons handling team member and passive broadband operator were in direct impact to the achievement of the major post-overhaul weapons system testing.

His efforts were also vital to the successful recertification of the ship’s ordinance handling program.

Reschke’s unceasing contributions and support led to an overall triumph of the ship’s first at-sea operation in 20 months.

Reschke joined the Navy in July 2009.

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