2002-07-06 / Community

Pickett Completes Training

Pickett Completes Training

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andre D. Pickett, son of Amanda Arrocho of Far Rockaway, recently completed the Close-In Weapons System Operation and Maintenance Course at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Virginia Beach, VA, and was promoted to his present rank.

During the 27-week course, Pickett learned the skills needed to maintain and operate the Phalanx Close-in Weapons System, a rapid-fire 20 mm gun that provides Navy ships with a "last-chance" defense against anti-ship missiles and other warfare threats.

Pickett is a 2000 graduate of Beach Channel High School of Far Rockaway and joined the Navy in August 2000.

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