Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Pitch, Hit & Run competes for a chance to play at Fenway Park Local ballplayers are shown waiting in line at the Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field on Saturday. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino R Revere Youth Baseball & Softball Board of Directors member/ Babe Ruth Coordinator/Head Coach Shawn Vetere organized the event. evere Youth Baseball and Softball players perfected their base running, pitching and hitting skills during Saturday’s Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field. The top go-getter in the region will compete at Fenway Park with a chance to go on to the Little League World Series. Saturday’s winners, ranging from 8- to 14-years-old were: Kali and Chloe O’Neil, Jason Lepore, Anthony Addunizio, Curtis Sullivan and Jacob Burdarz. Revere resident Dominic Rystrom, 10, prepares to pitch. Malden resident Luiz Fena, 8, digs in for a speedy pace to fi rst base. Revere resident Daniel Alimonti, 9, delivers a pitch. Revere resident Lauren Ward, 8, races to fi rst base. Brayden Morgan, 10, pitched on the mound. NAS | FROM Page 7 erations in the North Arabian Gulf. Additionally, he deployed aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2008. Harrington transitioned to fl ying the MH-60R Seahawk in May 2009 at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Four One (HSM-41) in San Diego, Calif., and served as an FRS instructor pilot until October 2010. He then reported to HSM-40 as one of the squadron’s initial MH-60R FRS instructors. He served as Deanna Nee, 13, hit the ball during Saturday’s Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field. the Training Device Offi cer and worked closely with civilian contractors in the acceptance of the squadron’s fi rst MH-60R simulator. Additionally, he served as the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Offi cer and Assistant Operations Offi cer until September 2012. Following his tour at HSM-40, Harrington was assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the assistant navigator (ANAV). He served as an Offi cer of the Deck (underway) and navigation evaluator during several pre-deployment work ups, multi-ship exercises and Afl oat TrainRevere resident Chloe O’Neil, 13, hit a line drive. ing Group (ATG) graded events until departing in November 2014. Harrington completed MH60R refresher training in May 2015, and he reported to the “Grandmasters” of HSM-46. He served as the Offi cer-in-Charge (OIC) aboard USS Normandy (CG 60) in support of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, Training Department Head, Administrative Department Head and Maintenance Offi cer. From February 2018 to March 2020, Harrington was assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD) in Colorado Springs, Colo. While assigned, he served as Deputy Director – Training and Education Directorate (J-7) and as an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Watch Commander. VT-6’s incoming executer offi cer, Lt. Col. Wortendyke, narrated the change of command event and brings a new and unique skill set to the flight line for the Shooters. A native of Hudson, Ohio, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003. He was designated a naval aviator in October 2005 and completed folRyan Nee, 10, winds up. low-on training: fl ying the F/A18 Hornet with VFA-125 at NAS Lemoore, Calif. A prior strike instructor and combat proven aviator, VT-6 will benefi t greatly from his depth of knowledge and experience. Together with the experience of Wortendyke, Harrington will continue to advance the standard of excellence that has been synonymous with VT-6 throughout its 60-year history. The diverse platform experience of these two seasoned fl eet aviators is sure to benefi t the students of VT-6 by providing new perspectives and diversity to the training of future naval aviators.

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