Around Town: News from your neighbors

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Petty Officer 1st Class Esmelin Villar

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Serving His Country

A borough native is serving in the U.S. Navy as a member of the ‘Airwolves.’

Petty Officer 1st Class Esmelin Villar is a naval tactical helicopter aircrewman with the ‘Airwolves’ of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron based in Mayport, Florida.

He works aboard a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. This type of equipment is used Anti-Surface Warfare helicopter and also for submarines.

It can travel over 120 miles per hour for nearly 320 miles on a full tank of fuel.

New American

Pfc. Manuel De La Rosa Villa, a Marine from the Bronx and originally from the Dominican Republic, recently earned his U.S. citizenship.

Guest Speaker At The FBI

Bill Stanton, a City Islander and security expect who is president of the City Island Civic Association, spoke at Federal of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force at the 2017 Civil Aviation Security Conference recently.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
Bill Stanton at the FBI.
Photo courtesy of Bill Stanton

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