Bradenton Woman Serving in U.S. Navy at Naval Air Technical Training Center
Airman Recruit Courtney Yablonski of Bradenton is serving in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), developing the skills needed to be a successful naval aviation warfighter.
Yablonski joined the Navy three months ago.
“Growing up, I learned it's important to help one another,” Yablonski said. “My husband and I take pride in our work back home with the homeless population we would provide resource information and food to those in need.”
NATTC’s mission is to provide fleet support and combat readiness anywhere on the globe. Serving in the Navy means Yablonski is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness and strengthening alliances.
“The Navy contributes to national security by keeping our skies and oceans safe from our enemies,” Yablonski said.
Yablonski and the sailors they serve with have many opportunities for achievements during their military service.
“I’m most proud of graduating from boot camp and gaining more confidence in myself,” Yablonski said. “Serving in the Navy is important to me because I like helping people in the world. The Navy has a big part in humanitarian aid around the world and I love being a part of a team that has a part in that.”
The Naval Education and Training Command is the U.S. Navy’s Force Development pillar and largest shore command. Through its “Street to Fleet” focus, Naval Education and Training Command recruits civilians and transforms them into skilled warfighters ready to meet the current and future needs of the U.S. Navy.
Submitted by Navy Office of Community Outreach