Third Class Petty Officer Adam R. Van Winkle, graduated on Sept. 15 at Prototype School. He is learning to work with the Nuclear Reactor to get his qualification to be a Nuclear Reactor Controller Operator. 

He is currently on a USS Abraham Lincoln CXIU-72 Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, operating in the North Arabian Sea. He is expected back in late fall. He deployed Dec. 8, 2011. His ship has been through the Straight of Hormuz four times. 

We are very proud of him. He is a graduate of West Orange-Stark 2006. You’re the man Adam! We love you! God bless our military.