Congratulations to Xyelle Lewis of Center
Barnstead who graduated with an Associate degree in Liberal Arts on May
7 from Colby-Sawyer College.
The Friends of the Oscar Foss Library in Barnstead wish to congratulate
Mary Clark of Barnstead winner of the $25 gift certificate for Clark’s
Grain Store. Also a hardy thank you to Katie Mountain for the
donation of plants to our annual plant sale.
Native Keeps Navy Wing Flying
By Navy Office of Community Outreach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 2010
Prospect Mountain High School graduate and Barnstead, New Hampshire
native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station
Jacksonville, the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest
in the nation.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Loan is a naval
air crewman (electronic warfare operator) serving with Commander, Patrol
and Reconnaissance Wing 11.
A naval air crewman is responsible for
“I operate the radar, cameras, and other
systems to identify submarines and surface ships,” said Loan. “Flying
has to be the best part of my job, especially flying at low altitudes
over water. I like the people I work with and I get to interact with
officers and learn more about my job.”
According to Navy officials, Wing 11’s history
and reputation remain unparalleled since being commissioned on August
15, 1942. Throughout the decades, Wing 11 has continued to fly combat
missions in direct support of the troops on the ground and delivered
traditional maritime capabilities, real-time intelligence, surveillance
Beginning in the 1960s, the P-3C Orion, a
land-based, long-range anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft, replaced
the P-2V Neptune fleet. After 50 years of faithful service and the 50th
anniversary of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, the P-3C Orion
is being phased out of the fleet, according to Navy officials.
The P-8A is a modified Boeing airframe
featuring a fully connected, state-of-the-art, open architecture mission
system designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface
warfare; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions,
Navy officials explained.
“The U.S. Navy sometimes asks the impossible
of our people. It is sailors that make the impossible possible,” said
Capt. Anthony Corapi, Commodore, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11.
“Petty Officer Loan is one example of a selfless servant of our nation.
These heroes ask for very little recognition and perform their daily job
with pride and professionalism defending freedom and our way of life
around the world. Each member of the Navy’s combat team is crucial to
our success. I am very proud to have Petty Officer Loan on our team!”
Loan is part of a crew that is transitioning
to the P-8A Poseidon and preparing for deployment in the future.
“I am proud to be a part of this command,”
said Loan. “Although I recently checked onboard I have felt welcomed by
everyone and they have been very helpful.”
According to Navy officials, the Navy
continues to meet milestone after milestone on this world-class mission
and is providing an aircraft with superior capabilities to the men and
women in uniform that will have a lasting legacy promoting a global
“The Navy has taught me that I am capable of
living on my own and taking on more responsibilities in my job,” added
Memorial Library News
Teddy Bear Picnic!
Grab your favorite stuffed friend and a
blanket and head to the Oscar Foss Memorial Library on Saturday, May
21st for a “Down on the Farm” themed Teddy Bear Picnic! Festivities will
begin at 10:30am on the front lawn (weather permitting) where we will
gather for snacks and a story. Then we will move inside for crafts and
games. You and your stuffed friend can also have fun posing for pictures
in our farm photo booth! This event will be held rain or shine.
After School Story Hour
Join us at the library on Friday, May 27th for
a special afternoon Story Hour at 3pm. There will be stories, music, art
and snacks. This program will be appropriate for preschoolers and young
elementary school children.
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit
our website (oscarfoss.org)
for more information about these or any of our other programs or events.
There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.