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U.S. Navy flyover hosted by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for Central Michigan game


   

Shown left to right are a C-2A Greyhound and an E-2C Hawkeye. Shown left to right are a C-2A Greyhound and an E-2C Hawkeye.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 5, 2010 – Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero, VAW-120, stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., will conduct a military flyover with an E-2C Hawkeye and a C-2A Greyhound during the National Anthem prior to the Virginia Tech versus Central Michigan University football game on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The flyover is expected barring weather or operational factors. Scheduled as the crew on the E-2C aircraft are Lt. Matt “Pebbles” Walsh, U.S. Navy, of Wilmington, Del., who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and is a 2003 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Lt. Dave “Pawn Shop” Wiltshire, U.S. Navy, of Richmond, Va., who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business and is a 2004 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Lt. Amy “Meow” Giraldi, U.S. Navy, of Woodbridge, Va., who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business and is a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech, and Ensign Josh Regnaud, U.S. Navy, of Greenville, S.C., who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies and is a 2008 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Scheduled as the crew on the C-2A aircraft are Lt. Cmdr. Carolyn “Scarolyn” Hurwitz, U.S. Navy, of Virginia Beach, Va., who earned a degree in spanish and international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech, and Lt. Jackie “Soccer Mom” Schuman, U.S. Navy, of Chicago, Ill. 

In all, five Hokies are serving as part of the aircrews. The crews say they plan to return to the stadium after the flyover and will be recognized on the field later in the game.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.