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Local 37 elects new officers

LOCAL 37 (NEW ORLEANS) Vice Pres. Lionel Hanna (l.) swears in newly-elected officers Richard Moity (c.) and Alan Melton, trustee. Moity, formerly a trustee, was elected to complete the term of president for John Anderson, who passed away March 8.

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Navy contract secures jobs for L-696

A Navy contract to build another LCS like the USS Freedom Local 696 members launched Sept. 23, 2006, will save nearly 300 Boilermaker jobs that Marinette Marine was considering for layoff. Photo courtesy Navy News Service

Marinette Marine cancels scheduled layoffs to build USS Fort Worth

U.S. CONGRESSMEN Bart Stupak (D-MI 1st) and Steve Kagen (D-WI 8th) announced the award of a naval contract March 23 to Lockheed Martin Corp. to build the USS Fort Worth, a new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), at Marinette Marine, where over 700 members of Local 696 (Marinette, Wis.) are employed. This will be the Navy’s third LCS, a multi-purpose craft for warfare or humanitarian missions, and the second LCS (USS Freedom) built by Marinette Marine.

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Locals award service pins

Edmonton Local 146 pin recipients, l. to r., 45-year member Bud Parnitzky, 55-year member William Fosti, and 50-year member Paul Langner.

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

25 YEARS – Bryan E. Webb.

Local 146 — Edmonton

WARREN FRALEIGH, BM-ST of Local 146, Edmonton, Alberta, reports the following pin presentations:

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L-374’s Bell is a boilermaker by trade, alma mater

L-374’s Andy Bell put himself through school working as a boilermaker.

New Purdue graduate earns three job offers with job experience and MET degree

FOR ANDY BELL, a May graduate of the mechanical engineering technology program at Purdue University’s College of Technology in W. Lafayette, Ind., being a Boilermaker is more than just rooting for Purdue on game day — it’s a way of life.

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Boilermaker is first responder to plane crash

Local D308 trustee David Case serves as incident commander over rescue and fire suppression operations following the crash of Flight 3407 Feb. 12 near Buffalo, N.Y.

Local D308’s David Case grew up on street where Flight 3407 crashed into home

AS CHIEF OF the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company near Buffalo, N.Y., David Case has faced many emergencies. But those experiences could not have prepared the 36-year-old trustee of Local D308 (Bowmansville, N.Y.) for the catastrophic plane crash near his home on the night of Feb. 12.

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L-154 makes symbolic Navy anchor

Wet, cold, and hungry, newly-minted Navy CPOs charge up a muddy hill carrying a symbolic anchor made by Local 154 members.

Steel assembly is centerpiece for CPO training and induction

LIKE MANY BOILERMAKER lodges, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) occasionally gets an unusual request for services because of the special skills of its members. That was the case last year when a call came in to build a Navy anchor. The specifications were odd, to be sure. This would be a seven-piece anchor that could be assembled and carried by hand. And it would be made of plate steel.

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Widow of former Local 1 business manager donates print

Mrs. Marie B. McDonough presents a framed copy of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” print to L-1 BM-ST John Skermont.

Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” will hang in union hall once again

MRS. MARIE B. McDonough, widow of retired L-1 BM-ST Robert McDonough, donated her husband’s cherished copy of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom of Speech” print Aug. 12, 2008, to L-1 BM-ST John Skermont for display at the Chicago union hall.

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Medal of Honor remains elusive for L-13’s Gresko

Gresko’s boot camp graduation photo, 1969.

Supporters hope four decades of denial will be reversed

A HEROIC DEED from 39 years ago continues to inspire Local 13 (Philadelphia) Boilermakers to seek the Medal of Honor for one of their brothers, retired member Richard Gresko.

Fighting in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division, then-Lance Cpl. Gresko, age 20, threw himself on an enemy grenade on March 11, 1970, to save three fellow Marines during a night ambush. The Philadelphia native received the Navy Cross in 1976, the second-highest award for valor a Marine can earn.

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