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Date: Fri 09-Oct-1998



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Date: Fri 09-Oct-1998

Publication: Bee

Author: KAAREN

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Law Completes Command Of Helicopter Squadron

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Commander Kenneth M. Law of Sandy Hook has completed a 15-month assignment as

commanding officer of Helicopter Squadron Light Nine Four (HSL-94) at the

Naval Air Station in Willow Grove, Penna.

HSL-94 deploys seven detachments aboard Naval Reserve frigates, taking an

active role in peacetime contributory support for counter narcotics operations

in the Caribbean and Joint Naval operations in the Baltic Sea and throughout


While under the command of Cmdr Law, the Titans of HSL-94 received the Admiral

Alfred M. Pride Award for anti-submarine warfare excellence, Gold Wrench

Aircraft Maintenance Award, Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award, and the

Administrative Excellence Award.

More than 250 people were in attendance for the change of command ceremony

held in the Titan's hangar at Naval Air Station Willow Grove on August 15.

Many friends from Newtown and Sandy Hook were present, including a former

commanding officer of HSL-94, Capt Michael C. Powers, also of Sandy Hook.

Pastor Joel Eidsness of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel gave the

invocation and the benediction during the formal military ceremony.

Commander Law is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has served

with the active duty and reserve Navy for 21 years. He is employed as a

corporate helicopter pilot for General Electric, and is president of Newtown

Youth Lacross. He lives in Sandy Hook with his wife, Heather, and their three

sons, Cameron, Tyler, and Carter.

Cmdr Law plans to continue his naval service recruiting young men and women

for the United States Naval Academy.

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