Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Helmick, a native of Clearwater, Florida, serves the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Sigonella operating out of Sigonella, Italy.
Helmick joined the Navy five years ago. Today, Helmick serves as an aviation support equipment technician.
“I wanted to travel and at times, I was unsure what I wanted to do for my career,” said Helmick. “I now have a family, and plan to make the Navy a career.”
Growing up in Clearwater, Helmick attended Dixie Hollins High School and graduated in 2015. Today, Helmick uses the same skills and values learned in Clearwater to succeed in the military.
“I learned to always be respectful of others and to always do my best in my job,” said Helmick.
These lessons have helped Helmick while serving in the Navy.
Naval Air Station Sigonella is located in eastern Sicily. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and covers 10,000 square miles.
According to Navy officials, the primary mission of Naval Air Station Sigonella is to provide consolidated operational, command and control, administrative, logistical and advanced logistical support to U.S. and other NATO forces. Naval Air Station Sigonella supports a rotation of various squadrons and multi-service, multi-national transient aircraft.
With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.
Helmick and the sailors they serve with have many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during their military service.
“I really enjoy being in the U.S. Navy and I enjoy the work that I do,” said Helmick. “Being able to cross-rate into my current job in aviation support was a big accomplishment.”
As Helmick and other sailors continue to train and perform missions, they take pride in serving their country in the United States Navy.
“It means I get to be part of a team and I feel appreciated for the work that I do,” added Helmick.
By: Lt. Sandra Niedzwiecki, Navy Office of Community Outreach