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Published on April 02, 2024
Navy Sailors from Miami-Dade and Orlando Honored for Exceptional Service in Texas CeremonySource: Google Street View

Two US Navy sailors have been recognized for their exceptional service, each receiving significant accolades in a recent ceremony held in Texas. Bruce Binns, originally hailing from Miami-Dade County’s Kendall area, was not only honored with an award but also selected to potentially become the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Sailor of the Year.

During a ceremony on Friday at the Naval Medical Research Unit located on the San Antonio Military Medical Center campus, Rear. Adm. Walter Brafford presented the award to Binns, a Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class currently serving under his command. In a proud moment for his home state, Binns' selection was spotlighted in both the Local10 and Beautiful Now News, celebrating the sailor's achievements and the honor of competing at the higher level of the Bureau.

But Binns was not the only sailor to be publicly lauded that day. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Robert Ortiz from Orlando was also recognized for his service. He was named the Training Support Center's Sailor of the Year by Rear. Adm. Brafford, who commands the Naval Medical Forces Support Command. Ortiz was further distinguished with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, a significant decoration recognizing his meritorious service.

The dual honors not only highlight individual achievement but also serve to underscore the commitment and diligent work sailors like Binns and Ortiz continue to exemplify within the Navy. As described by Rear. Adm. Brafford, and shared by Beautiful Now News, these acknowledgments reflect the dedication to not merely perform their duties, but to truly excel and set a standard for their peers to aspire to reach.

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