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This afternoon, come honor our latest group of returning Individual Augmentee heroes. A parade will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m., leading to a ceremony at the Moffett Building Atrium at 5 p.m. Today's Tester includes photographs and short biographies of the 18 Sailors we'll welcome home today. Bravo Zulu, Sailors!

Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class John Fulk

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He served as a Block Non-Commissioned Officer, Master Detainee Information Management Systems Operator, and as an External Escort.

Air Traffic Controlman Third Class Anson Jaco

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2011 to December 2011. He served as a Block Non-Commissioned Officer and Detainee Information Management Systems Operator.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Third Class Zackary Scior

Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was assigned to Third Navy Platoon, Postal Clerk. He was responsible for daily postal operations at Forward Operating Base Lightning to include mail sorting and customer service.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Second Class David Aumiller

Deployed to Iraq with Joint Special Operations Command from June 2010 to April 2011. He was directly responsible for the care and control of more than 300 detainees and ensured operations in accordance with governing directives. He also served as a flight escort and was responsible for the care, control and movement of more than 50 High Value Detainees and the security of evidence seized on priority targets. As part of the perimeter defense unit flying outside the "Wire" in the UH-60 Blackhawk, in a hostile combat environment, he flawlessly completed more than 150 missions.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment Second Class Michael Boykin

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from September 2010 to August 2011. His daily duties consisted of conducting safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants in high-risk, medium to maximum security conditions.

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Second Class Dawayne Brown

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from August 2010 to September 2011. Petty Officer Brown conducted safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees as a Block Non-Commissioned Officer in the largest detention facility in Camp Delta.

Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class Brian Gordon

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He served as a Block Non-Commissioned Officer, Master Detainee Information Management Systems Operator, and as an External Escort. As a Master DIMS Operator he provided critical documentation, managed multiple tasks and schedules and presented direction to four DIMS operators and 8 guards while responsible for every facet of block operations in care of more than 122 enemy combatants.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Thomas Guth

Deployed with the 90th Human Resources Company/101st Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan from January 2011 to September 2011. He was one of two Postal Clerks at the US Forces Afghanistan HQ base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Second Class Kendrix McMillian

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2011 to December 2011. He provided safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody over 120 Detained Enemy Combatants in high-risk, medium to maximum security conditions.

Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Luis Navarrete

Deployed to Kuwait in May 2011 and was sent to Forward Operating Base Shank to be the Assistant Custodian of Postal Effects, responsible for all financial business of the postal service. He was also assigned as a Mobile Postal Mission, known as a RODEO, where he flew to many small Army Combat Outposts, many of which were attacked on a daily basis, to sell postage.

Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Shane Slater

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was responsible for the care and custody of more than 120 detainees.

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Dave Ursua

Deployed to Mosul, Iraq from January 2008 to October 2008 assigned to Joint Task Force Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B detachment supporting counter-terrorism operations in Iraq. He volunteered to participate in 36 "outside the wire" missions aimed at finance and accountable mail delivery. He conducted 18 unit mail clerk classes and qualified 84 new unit mail clerks. His efforts contributed to the smooth operation of 74 unit mail rooms.

Culinary Specialist First Class Shelly Mathis

Deployed to Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Provincial Reconstruction Team Paktika in support of NATO International Security Assistance Force from June 26, 2011 to December 29, 2011. His duties consisted of coordination and movement of critical battlefield supplies, equipment, and personnel to and from Bagram Air Field.

Logistics Specialist First Class Mark Pollard

Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from September 2, 2010 to August 15, 2011. He served at U.S. Forces-Afghanistan headquarters Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Coalition Forces throughout all of the Area of Responsibility.

Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Steven Roberts

Deployed to Afghanistan with Task Group Trident and 43rd Military Police Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan from February 2011 to January 2012. He served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer/Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the External Escorts division within the Detainee Facility in Parwan.

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman James Stafford

Deployed as a member of the Naval Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2011 to December 2011. He was responsible for the safe, humane, legal and transparent detention of detained enemy combatants in high-risk, medium to maximum security conditions.

Major John Tonello

E3 engineer and National Guard Major Tonello mobilized and deployed with the 29th Infantry Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Tonello served in Afghanistan from December 2010 to October 2011, with the CJ5 as an SYP Staff Officer in Future Plans for Afghan National Security Forces development.

Commander Christopher Williams

Deployed to Afghanistan with NATO Training Mission and Combined Security Transition Command from October 2010 to October 2011. He served as the Embedded Training Team Officer in Charge and senior advisor to the Afghan National Army National Maintenance Facility.