On Saturday September 01, 2012 CMDR. Sara Santoski was relieved of Command of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15. Also relieved was Master Chief Petty Officer Bobby T. Anderson who was the Command Master Chief.
These firings resulted from two crashes in one of which there was loss of life in Oman in July 2012 and the other was at Bahrain International Airport in August 2012.
So once again the Gulf Region Commands find themselves in trouble and once again there are questions as to the training and selection of these Commissioned Officers and non-Commissioned Officers. It would seem the malaise continues to spread throughout this Command Region.
Also the Navy football team was humbled at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland when playing against Notre Dame - the final score was Notre Dame 50 Navy 10. Oh! dear it seems not much is going positively at the USNA in either the areas of scholastics or sports.