S: Zachary Roman Hoying
FC: Zachary Roman Hoying
1: From my heart to yours I joyfully dedicate the memories within to you Zach, and to my beautiful daughter-in-law Stacie, my future grandchildren and all the blessed generations to follow.
2: Zach, Before you were born I prayed for you a lot. I prayed for the doctors and nurses and for a good delivery. I prayed for good health for you and even though I didn't feel good enough or that I deserved to have children I asked God to help me be a good mother to you. Another thing I asked is that God would give me a child with a lot of dark | hair. It may seem silly but when you were born you were exactly what I envisioned and prayed for and even with a lot of hair! The first time I was alone with you in the hospital room I literally felt the warmth of God engulf me like he was wrapping his arms around me with love and I sensed God saying to me “This is your child, my gift to you and I love you!” God's love for me was such an overwhelming feeling of love and joy. I will never forget it. I tear up just thinking about it. As I looked at you I felt such an amazing sense of love and protection for you. I never knew such a love as this before. When I got home from the hospital and it was just | you and I in the quiet of our home, I would feed you and rock you. While rocking you tears of joy would stream from my face because I felt such an overflowing of love for you. I was amazed at the gift that God had not only created you but that he had given you as a gift to me! He even answered the specifics of my prayer.
3: For the first time I realized that this kind of love exists but also that this must be a fraction of the love God has for you and me. It is such a beautiful untarnished kind of love. It is sacrificial because you always want to put the needs of the other before your own and it is never ending. It is the kind of love where as you give to care for the needs of another you are blessed in return with an intangible sense of joy. It is hard to explain but every time I see your beautiful sparkling eyes you bring me that sense of joy. Your smile brings me joy. Seeing you happy brings me joy. Just thinking about you brings me joy. This must be a glimpse of how God feels about you and me! I thank God for you Zach and thank you for the joy you have brought to my life. The Bible says to “Honor your father and mother.” As a grown man I can proudly say that you bring honor to me as your mother. You live your life in a way that brings honor to God. You have a giving heart for the needs of others. You love God and his Word; you love your beautiful wife Stacie and you love her the way that Christ loved his church. You have sacrificially chosen to serve your country and you work heartily unto the Lord daily. Even though you live far away geographically you keep me close by always remembering me with phone calls, visits, flowers and gifts and by telling me you love me every time we speak. What a beautiful and precious gift from God you are to me! Love Mom
4: It all started the night I met your dad at Carmel's Mexican Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio on December 30, 1985. I was living in an apartment with Susan Hoying, my friend since first grade in school. The night I met your dad I was with Susan and her cousin Donna Hoying who I also went to school with in St. Henry, Ohio. Donna was dating a firefighter at the time and your dad recognized her. (Donna and Susan are first cousins and Greg is about 3rd or 4th cousins to them.) He came to our table and said "hello" and a conversation began. He was invited to sit down with us and he did. Naturally your dad found me rather attractive and fun, so he asked me out on a date. We dated steadily since that night, got married and we were blessed with the greatest gifts of life - our beautiful children Zach and Nikki! | How I Met Your Dad
6: My first visit to Florida to meet your grandparents! | Our engagement announcement in the newspaper.
7: Greg Hoying and Diann Evers announce their engagement.
8: Our Wedding Day | May 9, 1987
9: Lifelong best friend, John Loeber keeps dad cool and calm! | My mom, sister Pat and niece Brenda help me get ready! | Mom fixing my veil and making sure I look beautiful for my special day!
10: We exchanged vows at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton, Ohio
11: My brother and Godfather Ron Evers gave me away. | Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hoying
12: The Bridal Party Back Row: Sam Evers, John Loeber, Joe Hoying, Andy Hoying, Tim Hartke, Jack Hoying, Rich Jaruseiwic Front Row: Sharon Uhlenhake, Kathy Kwolek, Joyce Johnsman, Pat Koesters, Brenda Crawford, Carolyn Stammen, Jackie Koesters Flowergirl: Jessie Hoying Ringbearer: Jason Uhlenhake | Dad and I with your grandparents Leonard and Rosalie Hoying
13: Our First Dance | Great memories with Mom | Back Row: Terry, Rosalie, Dad,Mom, Helen, Lori Front Row: Jack, Leonard, Joe, Andy
14: Hello to the Captain! | Caribbean Cruise!
15: Snorkeling, Horseback riding, & Soakin up the Sun!
16: Almost two years later we were so excited to announce the birth of our son Zachary!
17: FIRST MOMENTS | IT'S A BOY!
18: Ephesians 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
19: Your Baptism | Grandma & Grandpa Hoying | Grandma Evers with Mom & Dad | Godparents Brenda Crawford & Jack Hoying
21: SO SWEET! | SO PRECIOUS
22: BABY ZACH | WE LOVE YOU!
23: Bath Time!
24: Our gift from God!
25: Hudson Beach Florida March 1990 | The first time you felt the ocean water! | Our first trip to the beach!
26: PRECIOUS at 3 months
27: LITTLE BLESSINGS 6 mos.
28: So...which is my better side?
29: A day at Homosassa Springs, Florida to see all the animals.
30: Wanna come over and play in my pool? | Your first time swimming! | Daddy teaching you how to blow bubbles!
31: Your First Birthday!
32: Yuck! | Ok, my pants are a little tight! | So...what's up? | Who needs to eat? | I eat all my veggies!
33: Time to pick up cousin Gerard to play!
34: Cute as a button!!!
35: Fun Times!
36: Your First Christmas!
37: I've been real good! | Merry Christmas! | Here comes Santa Claus!
38: The Arrival of Your Sister! Nicole Tamara Hoying Born: August 6, 1990 8 lbs. 0 oz. 20 inches long at 10:30 a.m. | What joy! | First Moments
39: "Look at my new sister!" | BABY | NIKKI
40: Nikki | Grandma and Aunt Pat with Mom and Nikki | L to R: Todd & friend, Kim, Brenda & Rob, Jackie holding Nikki, Mom, Amy & Doug
41: Best Play Pals! | I love my sister!
42: Two Years Old!
43: Just like my dad!
45: Fun Times! | I didn't do it.
46: Nikki's First Birthday August 6, 1991
48: Good Times | Fun! | Pals! | Trick or Treat!
49: Friends | Memories | Puppies! | Cousins!
50: Good Times with cousin Nate! | Fishing with Dad and Uncle Joe and Nikki! | Gone Fishing!
51: Outback Zach!
52: 1st Communion 1998 | Me, You & Nikki | Brenda & Rob Crawford and Courtney | You & Nikki
53: Aunt Pat & Uncle Jim Koesters | Cousins Dan & Tom Hoying | The dinner table | Immaculate Conception Class
54: Your bedroom at the house in Forest Ridge | Your bedroom on Allegheny Avenue | Sweet Sleep!
55: Our house on Ohmer Avenue | Your bedroom on Ohmer Avenue
56: Your 9th Birthday! | Check out my cool new bike!
58: Happy Mother's Day!
59: Best Mom Ever! | These are the flowers you sent me on my 50th birthday! I have many great memories of all the flowers you picked for me from our flower beds!
60: Our Family Vacation! | Hiking!
61: Swimming | Horseback Riding! | Camping!
62: Christmas 1991
63: Christmas 2000
64: Christmas 1993
65: Christmas 1994
66: I'm such a cutie pie! | I'm just resting my eyes! | Playing is hard work! | Bad hair day? | I love puppies! | My bath buddies!
67: Some of my finer moments! | All Clean! | This is my "pow" and I love sticking it in my ear! | So how do I look? | I just love puppies! | I sleep in a big boy bed!
68: 2 years old | 1 year old
69: 3 1/2 years old | 2 1/2 years old
70: 1993 | 1991
71: 1993 | 1994
72: 6 years old | 5 years old
73: 7 years old | 8 years old
74: 9 years old | 10 years old
75: 11 years old | 12 years old
76: 13 years old
77: 18 years old | 17 years old | 20 years old
78: A Star Wrestler!
79: A little baseball and basketball too!
82: Ring Bearer in Brenda & Rob Crawford's Wedding April 1992
83: Ring Bearer in Todd and Saundra Koester's Wedding September 1993
84: She reads to us! | My Grandma is the Best! | She takes us to the park! | We get to visit her in Florida too!
85: Summertime Fun! | Laughter
86: You love to fish just like your dad... | Fishing behind your home in Norfolk VA
87: A 7.5 lb. large mouth bass caught behind Grandma and Grandpa's house! | A 9.5 large mouth bass! | Good things come to those who bait! | All these fish were caught behind Grandma and Grandpa's house!
88: Camping | Blue Ridge Mountains | Family | Vacations!
89: Fun Times with Grandma Hoying!
90: My mother just before her passing from Cancer on 10-22-96. | Your Grandma and Grandpa Evers engagement photo for their wedding in 1944 Mildred (Arling) Evers and Roman Clem Evers | Some of my brothers - L to R: Frank, Nick, Diann and Randy | The last photo I have of your Grandma and Grandpa Evers together. | The Evers Family
91: The Evers Family 1996 Back L to R: Mike, Frank, Randy, Ken, Sam, Nick, Bill Front L to R: Pat (Evers) Koesters, Sharon (Evers) Uhlenhake, Diann (Evers) Hoying, Joyce (Evers) Johnsman Missing from photo: Roman Clem Evers deceased 12-1-1978; Mildred (Arling) Evers deceased 10-22-96: Ron (brother to Diann) deceased 7-19-96 | My brother Ron deceased at age 49 from heart condition on 7-19-96. | The Evers Family
92: The farm at 4831 Carthagena Road St. Henry, Ohio where I grew up. | The Evers Family Farm
93: The Hoying Homestead | The home at 62 Indian Avenue Dayton, Ohio where your dad grew up.
94: Your dad with Grandpa Leonard Hoying 1986 | Your dad as a little boy. | Grandpa Leonard Hoying when he served as a bombardier in the U.S. Air Force. | Your grandparents Leonard and Rosalie (Thompson) Hoying | The Hoying Family
95: Your dad as a Firefighter for the City of Dayton, Ohio | The Hoying Family on our wedding day 1987 Back L to R: Terry (Hoying) Metzler, Grandma Rosalie, Your dad and I, Helen (Hoying) Gornes, Lori (Hoying) Front L to R: Jack Hoying, Grandpa Leonard Hoying, Joe Hoying, Andy Hoying Missing from photo: Jean (Hoying) Dolinar, Nick Hoying | Our family photo 1994 | The Hoying Family
96: Memories! | Fun times with Gerard! | Playin bass guitar! | Love to Skateboard!
97: I Love Dogs and Snakes too! | Reggie! | Mimi! | Flash!
98: First Day of School! | 1995 | Kindergarten | First Grade
99: Fun times at the beach! | 1997
100: Special Days for Mom! | Happy 40th! | College Graduation!
101: And Special Days for Nikki too!
102: Youe best friend Chris Stemley. You were inseparable! | Chris' mom "Maryanne"
103: Nikki and Brittany doing your hair!
106: Zach n Stacie | The girl who stole your heart!
107: Zach | Stacie | n
108: Shenandoah National Park Virginia | Memories
109: Shenandoah National Park Virginia | Love the outdoors!
110: Kain | Reggie
112: Your Wedding Day April 3, 2010
113: 21 and Married
114: True Animal Lovers!
115: Before | After | Skydiving! | We did it! | 2011 visit to Florida
116: Surprise wedding reception in Florida | Your Sissy!
117: The Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia | Our visit in 2011
118: Our Visits to the Botanical Gardens, Norfolk VA
119: Botanical Gardens Norfolk VA
120: Hangin out with Kain & Reggie behind your home in Norfolk VA 2011
121: Remembering the fun we had when everyone came to visit for Thanksgiving in Louisville KY! | 2012
122: Sailor's Creed I am a United States Sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with honor, courage and commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all. | Zachary Roman Hoying Age 20 United States Navy 9-25-2009
124: "Destined to Serve"
125: Just some of the many pictures of airplanes you drew!
126: At Age 10 you chose to be Wilbur Wright for Ohio Heroes Day | Age 10 at Immaculate Conception school. | Boot Camp graduation 2009 | "Destined to Serve"
127: Every day you built airplanes on our bed out of things from around the house!
128: Naval Training Boot Camp July - September 2009
129: Letters to home
130: Boot Camp graduation September 25, 2009 Great Lakes, Illinois
131: Boot Camp graduation September 25, 2009 Great Lakes, Illinois | Mission Statement The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
133: Bootcamp graduation Great Lakes, Illinois September 25, 2009 Aunt Pat Koesters, our friend Deb Prugh and Mom
134: Graduation from "A" School San Diego, CA April 2010
135: Graduation from "A" School San Diego, CA April 2010
136: Happy 21st Birthday! | San Diego, CA 2010 During "A" School
138: 1st Deployment 2010 Aboard the USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier
139: Arabian Desert
140: Where you work on the USS Harry S. Truman Aircraft Carrier | You visited Bahrain | President Harry S. Truman - your ship's namesake. | 2010 Deployment
141: The warfare device itself is a symbol that the Sailors who are wearing it have a basic level of knowledge to ensure they are capable of fighting for and defending the ship, saving a shipmate and ensuring the safety of themselves at all times. The qualification process to obtain the insignia begins with the Enlisted Aviation Personal Qualification Standards, which takes approximately one year to complete. Those completing the qualification must then pass a written examination and appear before a review board conducted by senior aviation personnel. Upon passing both the examination and the oral board, The Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia is presented. | Awarded on December 14, 2010 | Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist
142: Giving Honor To Three Amazing Astronauts! | Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He made his first space flight, as command pilot of Gemini 8, in 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in July 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent two and a half hours exploring, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon; President Jimmy Carter presented Armstrong the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978; he and his former crewmates received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Armstrong died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82, after complications from coronary artery bypass surgery. | L to R: Retired Astronauts - Neil Armstrong, James Lovell, Eugene Cernan | During 2010 deployment you were able to visit with and learn from the best of the best!
143: James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr., (born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit. Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to have flown there twice without making a landing. Lovell was also the first person to fly in space four times. | Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (/sr.nn/; born March 14, 1934), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is a retired American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASA astronaut. He has been into space three times: as pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966; as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969; and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA). (Crewmate Harrison Schmitt was the last man to arrive on the Moon, as Cernan left the module first.) Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.
144: Evaluation July 2011 | Recommended for Promotion to Third Class Petty Officer!
145: Highlights of Your Evaluation...Wow Zach Great Job!! | *** MY #1 OF 22 COMPETITIVE AIRMAN *** Airman Hoying is an extremely talented technician who continually sets himself apart from his peers through hard work and dedication. He is a valuable asset to Team Truman. Team oriented. During decreased production on his assigned test bench, he sought out cross-training opportunities, making him extremely versatile, ensuring the work center maintained a 93.2 percent Ready for Issue rate in support of Carrier Air Wing Three. Dedicated to success. Within three months of his arrival aboard, he completed the EAWS program while simultaneously being assigned TAD to Supply Department, a true show of his dedication. Supportive of his fellow Sailor's success, he trained three senior personnel and assisted them in achieving their EAWS qualification. Model Sailor. Maintains impeccable military bearing on and off duty, he is an example for his peers to emulate. ATAN Hoying is prepared to accept the responsibilities of the next pay grade and will undoubtedly excel. He has my highest recommendation for retention and advancement to Third Class Petty Officer.
146: Promotion to Third Class Petty Officer December 2011
147: Letter of Commendation | Selected "Best of Class FY2011 Ships Store Retail and Service Excellence Award" | May 2012
148: Evaluation June 2012 | Recommended for Promotion to 2nd Class Petty Officer!
149: Petty Officer Hoying is a stellar performer! A true maintenance professional that consistently produces exceptional results! On the fast tract! Knowledgeable Technician. Performed 3 preventative maintenance actions directly contributing to the work center's impressive 97% Support Equipment Planned Maintenance System Readiness Rate. Meticulous Program Manager. Maintains the METCAL and IMRL Programs for four work centers with impeccable standards. Inventoried, tracked, and updated 326 line items, which resulted in zero discrepancies noted on the most recent Quality Assurance Audit. Led three personnel on a division HAZMAT and publication “tiger team” which resulted in the complete standardization of those programs throughout IM3 division. Unparalleled motivation. Selected to be IM3’s Berthing Petty Officer where he managed eight living spaces. His efforts resulted in six grades of Outstanding on zone inspections positively impacting 285 Sailor's quality of life. Petty Officer Hoying is a model Sailor! Highly recommended to PO2! | Highlights of Your Evaluation...Way to Go Zach!!!
150: Good Conduct Award For Faithful, Zealous, and Obedient Naval Service July 2012
151: Selection Process: The Division Chief recognizes the true "Front Runners" in their division. A nomination letter is written and submitted to the board. The board reviews all the write-ups and sets a date to interview the candidates. The sailor then reports in their class "A" uniform. This is where the sailor must shine. He must be able to sell himself and answer questions not normally thought of. The Sailor either sinks or swims here. The board members then select who was the best fit for the Navy image. | Awarded Petty Officer (Sailor) of the Quarter For Your Dedication and Extremely Hard Work!
152: What is "Sailor of the Quarter"? It is an extremely honorable award to get and it means your son was selected out of all the other Sailors on the ship as being the "best of the best". The intent is to recognize the very best junior officers and enlisted personnel within the Naval Legal Service Command. Selection is based on the following character traits and performance: 1. Performance of duty: professionalism, technical proficiency, and noteworthy achievements contributing to the mission accomplishment of the member's command. 2. Excellence in leadership. 3. Teamwork, motivation, pride and patriotism. 4. Participation in community affairs or other off-duty activities that enhances the image of the Navy or Marine Corps. 5. Acts of heroism, awards, letters of commendation and/or appreciation. 6. Off-duty education, as well as professional education acquired through DOD, Navy, or Marine Corps schools. | Awarded Petty Officer of the Quarter 3rd Quarter 2012 and AIMD Junior Sailor of the Year 2012 | Medal you were awarded.
153: Write-up and picture in the Navy's Newsletter.
154: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal For Exceptional Technical Abilities, A Tireless Work Ethic, and Superior Leadership Skills.
156: Letter of Appreciation | For Dedicated Efforts and Outstanding Professionalism While Serving Aboard a U. S. Navy Warship
157: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist | The Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification designation signifies that a Sailor has achieved a level of proficiency in surface ships. Earning your surface pin is a big accomplishment. It establishes you as a person who has initiative and who takes your career seriously. Qualifying for ESWS requires Sailors to complete Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) and be knowledgeable in the areas of ship's maintenance and material management system; advanced damage control; deck watches for in port and underway, and an ESWS core and platform specific PQS. Once all PQS requirements have been signed off and a written exam is completed with a passing grade of 80% or higher, Sailors have 10 days to complete their "walk-through" with required departments. The final steps to earning an ESWS pin consists of two oral boards. A "murder board," is conducted as a precursor to what Sailors can expect at the final step, the chief's board. At these boards Sailors must display knowledge of the ship's overall mission, engineering plant capabilities, combat systems, and basic deck equipment among other areas. The ESWS qualification is a huge milestone in any Sailor's career.
158: The ESWS pin is silver with crossed swords over a ship breaking the water. It shows that a sailor has learned the ins and outs of a surface ship. | Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist
159: Promotion to 2nd Class Petty Officer! | June 2013
160: Evaluation Submitted Upon Advancement to Second Class Petty Officer | Highlights of your Evaluation
161: *** PETTY OFFICER HOYING IS A SUPERSTAR WHO LEADS BY EXAMPLE AND INSPIRES SUCCESS! *** | *** My #1 of 8 NEWLY FROCKED SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS! *** OUTSTANDING MILITARY BEARING. Professionalism and dedication led to his selection as TRUMAN Junior Sailor of the Quarter and AIMD Junior Sailor of the Year for 2012. EXCEPTIONAL MOTIVATION. Consistently takes on tasks greater than his pay-grade and excels. As Assistant Berthing Petty Officer, he directs and supervises approximately 15 Sailors in daily maintenance and cleanliness of a 150 person berthing. Additionally, assumed the position of Emergency Reclamation team Assistant Coordinator, leading ten individuals in three quarterly emergency reclamation drills. EXCELLENT PROGRAM MANAGER. Flawlessly coordinated the revamping of eight toolboxes and one PPE locker resulting in zero hits during five spot checks. Updated DTPL binder resulting in zero discrepancies on last semi-annual DTPL audit. | A "Superstar" - Congrats to you Zach!! Well Deserved!!
162: Photos I took of you when you gave me a tour of the ship and just before your deployment. July 2013
163: OMG! You just jumped 25 feet off the ship!! | Your "cozy" sleep rack. | 2nd Deployment Aboard the USS Harry S Truman Aircraft Carrier 2013-2014. | Fond memories of our time together!
164: USS Harry S. Truman is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier always ready to protect and defend America and her partners and allies when called upon.
166: Liberty Days to go Sightseeing in France | The process of fermentation in winemaking turns grape juice into an alcoholic beverage. Fermentation takes place in these stainless steel tanks. | Early detection of disease or stress on the roses alerted winemakers to take the necessary precautions to protect vines from damage. Roses also add beauty to the vineyard landscape, provide food for bees and offer habitat for beneficial insects preying on undesirable insects that can damage the grape crop.
167: The Arles Amphitheater is a Roman amphitheater in the southern French town of Arles. This two-tiered Roman amphitheater is probably the most prominent tourist attraction in the city of Arles, which thrived in Roman times. Built in 90 AD, the amphitheater was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators, and was built to provide entertainment in the form of chariot races and bloody hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting during the Feria d'Arles as well as plays and concerts in summer. | The Rhone is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland, passing through Lake Geneva and running through southeastern France. At Arles, near its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea, the river divides into two branches, known as the Great Rhone and Little Rhone. | Visiting Arles France
168: Homecoming Day!! | Stacie's Deployment Tracker! | April 18, 2014 | So happy to be home after nine months at sea!
169: Honorable Discharge October 2014
170: Certificate of Appreciation to Stacie for Unselfish, Faithful, and Dedicated Assistance During the Naval Service of Your Spouse.
171: Certificate of Re-enlistment October 2014 | Re-enlisted for 4 more years of service during 2nd deployment 2013-2014.
172: Evaluation March 2014 | Recommended for Promotion to First Class Petty Officer!!
173: Highlights of Your Evaluation | ***AT2 HOYNG IS A STELLAR PERFORMER WHO IS ON THE FAST TRACK FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS!*** STRONG TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. Trained four sailors in the troubleshooting and repair of COMM/NAV components resulting in 168 items Ready-For- Issue (RFI). Performed 56 Quality Assurance inspections, 10 EXREP RFI’S, and qualified as a CDI for work center 64A/B. His efforts led to a 93% RFI rate in support of Carrier Air Wing THREE. REMARKABLE LEADER. As Assistant Emergency Reclamation Team (ERT) Coordinator, he led a team of 15 Sailors in 12 ERT drills and substantially increased readiness validated by receiving zero discrepancies on the last semi-annual audit. In addition, he led 20 Sailors in the daily maintenance and cleanliness of a 150 man berthing resulting in zero discrepancies in four consecutive zone inspections. INSPIRES CONFIDENCE. Selected as AIMD INSURV Tiger Team Supervisor. He directed eight Sailors in the correction of 1,633 material condition discrepancies in preparation for the 2014 INSURV inspection. ***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER! ***
174: Evaluation Transfer July 2014 | Transferred to Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington State | Highlights of Your Evaluation.
175: ***OUTSTANDING SAILOR AND TECHNICIAN! SECOND TO NONE!!!*** Petty Officer Hoying is a true professional who exemplifies the Navy's core values. He is a highly effective leader who sets the standard for his peers and others to follow. EXCEPTIONAL MANAGER. As Production Supervisor he led six Sailors in testing and troubleshooting 172 maintenance actions resulting in a 93% ready-for-issue rate. Additionally as Dispersed Technical Publication Librarian (DTPL), he trained two Sailors and kept a flawless program which yielded zero hits during the last two DTPL audits. COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE. Organized and directed the efforts for a tiger team of 14 Sailors in correcting 374 material condition discrepancies and restoration of 3,700 square feet of deck. His teams' achievements resulted in minimal discrepancies during the 2014 Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and earned top grades on all 168 AIMD spaces. INSPIRES SUCCESS. As an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) “Murder Board” team member, facilitated seven EAWS Boards and produced 63 new EAWS Qualified Sailors. Petty Officer Hoying continues to excel in all leadership roles. ***ADVANCE TO FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER NOW, READY FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY! ***
176: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal For Exceptional Leadership While Supervising 23 Sailors and Marines During A Combat Deployment.
177: The long 5,000 mile drive from Norfolk, VA to Gainesville, GA to see your cousin Gerard and to Ft. Myers, Fl to visit me, then off to Inverness, FL to see your dad and Stacie's parents. The drive continued on to Dayton, OH to see Nikki and Quayd. Heading west you visited with Stacie's brother and sister in Rapid City, SD and finally to Oak Harbor, WA! | Home Sweet Home!! | The Move to Washington!
178: Exploring the Beauty of the Land!
179: Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. | Oak Harbor is Whidbey Island's largest incorporated city. Named for the Garry Oak trees which grace its skyline, the city's growth coincided with two major events: the building of Deception Pass Bridge on July 31, 1935, and the completion of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on September 21, 1942. | Deception Pass Bridge
180: And So Another Adventure Begins... | To Be Continued...
181: May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true. May you always do for others and let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the sky, climb on every rung and May you stay forever young. May you remember who made you righteous, May you always be true, may you always know the truth and see the light surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, And may you stay forever young. May your hands always be busy, may your feet always be swift. May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift. May your heart always be joyful, your song always be sung, And may you stay forever young. May sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home. In my heart you'll always stay. And when you finally fly away I'll be hoping that I served you well for all the wisdom of a lifetime no one can ever tell. May you stay forever young. | Love Mom