USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders

first_img USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NSSC New London Changes Commanders View post tag: Commanders February 25, 2013 Share this article View post tag: changes View post tag: New View post tag: NSSC View post tag: Navalcenter_img  Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) New London changed hands during a ceremony at Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, Feb. 22.Cmdr. Wayne Grasdock relieved Cmdr. Tim Kollmer during the time-honored change of command ceremony.“Tim emphasized teamwork and exceptional customer service building strong partnerships across the submarine force and the fleet,” said Capt. David Roberts, commanding officer, Naval Submarine School. “While in command of NSSC, Tim strived for ways to improve the service to the Groton waterfront.”Kollmer, a native of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., will soon transfer to the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.During the ceremony, he was also praised for providing direct support to 10 forward-deployed submarines, maintaining their manning levels and meeting all material and repair parts requirements to keep them on station.Roberts said Kollmer and his team of more than 3,000 Sailors and civilians maintained the highest levels of mission and personal readiness.In preparing for his remarks, Roberts contacted several of Kollmer’s staff personnel and shared a few of their responses with the ceremony attendees.“He is the finest leader I know,” Roberts conveyed to the crowd. “Cmdr. Kollmer is a servant leader who serves at the pleasure of the junior Sailors in his ranks.”Kollmer reflected on his team’s quality and workmanship that provided direct support to Groton-assigned submarines and their crews.“It has been an honor and a privilege to have worked with such a dedicated group of Sailors and civilians,” said Kollmer. “Their focus has remained wholly on the boats and the waterfront staffs that we support, and they have done it superbly.”Kollmer received additional praise for his team’s quality service during his command tour.“Your team provided superior support to the submarine force in our busiest homeport,” said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic; in a naval message. “Under your leadership NSSC New London focused on achieving the highest levels of personnel and mission readiness while ensuring our submarines deployed on time, ready to conduct missions in support of national tasking.”After relieving Kollmer and assuming command of NSSC New London, Grasdock, a native of Montana, thanked Kollmer for his leadership of NSSC, and discussed the command’s legacy of continued support of the undersea forces.“I am looking forward to working with Sailors and civilians on the waterfront, and being a part of an organization that supports undersea forces for warfighting and operations forward,” said Grasdock.The scope of NSSC’s support includes administrative and personnel; legal; religious; operations; supply; communications; personnel security; information systems; force protection; weapons handling; and, medical.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 25, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: London Authorities View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Randy Harrison & Andrea Goss Will Lead the National Tour of Cabaret

Come taste the wine, come hear the band, come blow your horn, start celebrating right this way! Queer as Folk star Randy Harrison and Broadway alum Andrea Goss will lead the national tour of Cabaret as the Emcee and Sally Bowles, respectively. The touring production will launch on January 26, 2016 in Providence, before continuing to cities across the country.In addition to Harrison and Goss, Cabaret will also feature Shannon Cochran as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen as Clifford Bradshaw. The ensemble includes Kelsey Beckert, Sarah Bishop, Margaret Dudasik, Hillary Ekwall, Lori Eure, Aisling Halpin, Leeds Hill, Andrew Hubacher, Joey Khoury, Tommy McDowell, Evan D. Siegel, Dani Spieler and Steven Wenslawski.Featuring a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. The musical features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”Roundabout Theater Company’s acclaimed production of Cabaret includes direction by Sam Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl, tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari, sound design by Keith Caggiano, based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan. View Comments read more

Asa Goldstock, freshman goalie, looks to guide No. 2 seed Syracuse in the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Luke Goldstock needed a goalie. So, one summer day, he turned to his 8-year-old cousin, Asa Goldstock, who had never played the position in her life.The young girl put on goalie gear and stood in front of the net as a future North Carolina attack peppered her with shots. Her apprehension turned to fear. The shots that didn’t hit the back of the net ricocheted off her.Growing tired of the pain, something clicked and she began to prove herself. The hurled rubber hit the netting of her stick. As she picked balls out of the air with ease, the shooters took notice and were impressed as the “natural” displayed an athleticism they were unprepared for.“Ever since that one day,” said Goldstock’s mother Tiffany Moore. “She just took to it.”That young boy’s spur-of-the-moment decision started Asa Goldstock on the path from neophyte to town star, and eventually to the nation’s top-ranked high school goaltender. Now in her freshman year, Goldstock looks to lead No. 2 seed Syracuse (13-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) on Thursday against seventh-seeded Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoldstock has struggled at times this season. Some of her tendencies that carried in her in high school failed to translate on the collegiate level. Her 11.29 goals against average ranks 45th in the nation. As the season has progressed, Goldstock has found her footing. She is in the midst of her best stretch, saving 31 shots in SU’s last three games.Dalton, Asa’s brother, also played goalie and wanted to see how he stacked up. Luke’s sister, Julia, sought to test her shot against Asa. Family gatherings on Asa’s grandmother’s farm turned into showcases for the young Goldstocks.Soon, the grass fields of the farm turned into the turf-covered ground at Niskayuna (New York) High School, where all four cousins played on the varsity level. Dalton would win a Section II championship as the men’s starting goalie. When both Asa and Luke are home, they play with each other as if they were kids again.“She’s so athletic,” Luke said. “It was like shooting on a male goalie.”Lacrosse has embedded itself as a fixture in Niskayuna. When an eighth grader started in net for the varsity women’s lacrosse team, people took notice. Goldstock had to rearrange her middle school schedule in order to make the time for high school practices.Locals who knew Luke and his success waited to see what accolades Asa would collect. Before being named a two-time USA Today All-American, a 13-year-old Goldstock befriended the most decorated lacrosse player in Syracuse history, Kayla Treanor.Treanor, who ranks fourth all-time in NCAA point totals (393), was a senior at Niskayuna when Goldstock joined the team in eighth grade. Taking Goldstock “under her wing”, Treanor shot with Goldstock after practice, prepping her for the level of talent she soon faced.“Their friendship grew organically and the fact that Kayla became such an unbelievable player,” Moore said. “Asa kind of followed in her footsteps.”Treanor’s choice to go to Syracuse resonated with Goldstock. When the nation’s No. 3 recruit per Inside Lacrosse began to look at colleges, Goldtock talked only about Syracuse. She verbally committed to SU before her sophomore season. Years later, the Orange is trusting the freshman in net. Halley Quillinan, women’s editor at Inside Lacrosse and SU alum, thinks Goldstock can follow Treanor and be Syracuse’s next star.“I think she has the ability to be the next Liz Hogan, a national team goalie,” Quillinan said. “What Asa has been able to do is remarkable.” Commentslast_img read more