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Acting Editor Wendy Leland said, "A talented writer and editor, Dan's talents really shone in the field, where he combined these skills with his great photographic eye to produce some of the best feature articles that NANews has published."
"He has been a great addition to the NANews editorial team.
His profound aviation knowledge and leadership skills helped me become a better writer for NANews and a better sailor for the Navy."
She encourages people to push their own capabilities and gives them the responsibility to make NANews a better magazine.
During almost three decades, more than any other individual, her professionalism and dedication have made NANews what it is today: the best magazine of its kind.
Sandy retires with the distinction of being the longest serving NANews staff member.
As an associate editor for NANews, Ed helped the magazine win two CHINFO Merit Awards and continued to develop the magazine's website into an accessible archive.
Jeremy Gillespie summed up, "Petty Officer Wright was a valuable member of the NANews staff, both personally and professionally.
Rick Burgess, a former NANews
editor, is Managing Editor of the Navy's League's Seapower.
His accomplishments also had an impact beyond the NANews office.
To remember him, the staff of NANews and the Aviation History Branch need look no further than the wooden Grampaw Pettibone sculptures which he hand-carved and presented to each of us upon his retirement, a symbol of the part he played in this small office that is more like a family.