Tipp resident honored by Navy

Walton recognized for volunteer service

NORFOLK, Va. — Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Danielle Walton, a 2013 graduate of Bethel High School in Tipp City and Miami Valley Career Technical Center in Englewood, assigned to Fleet Weather Center (FWC), Norfolk, Va., has been recognized for her volunteer work.

Walton was honored by the Commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Rear Adm. Rick Williamson for her holiday season volunteer work and lead participation in the command’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter and the command’s Junior Sailor’s Association (JSA).

“Having the opportunity to run an organization that helps build a sense of teamwork in the command has been so rewarding,” she said.

Walton, along with several other members of FWC and the command’s CSADD chapter and JSA, put up decorations to help raise the holiday spirit and bring joy and cheer to their fellow Sailors.

“Being personally recognized for our hard work by Rear Adm. Williamson is incredible,” said Walton, who has been in the Navy for two years and is a native of Tipp City.

She is the daughter of Michelle and Ronald White of Tipp City.

The Coalition of Sailors against Destructive Decisions and the Junior Sailor’s Association was established to bond Fleet Weather Center Norfolk junior Sailors and to create a culture in which shipmate’s help shipmates maintain a course of success through good decision making. Along with this, we provide training material and the promotion of a good work environment for all sailors to follow.

Walton recognized for volunteer service