European briefs: New fleet master chief for Europe and Africa
NAPLES, Italy — The Navy has named Command Master Chief Bradley N. LeVault as the new fleet master chief for Europe and Africa.
LeVault, currently serving as the senior enlisted leader for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is set to transfer to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa in April.
He will relieve Master Chief Anthony Evangelista, who has held the position since 2005. Evangelista retires in April after 30 years in the Navy.
LeVault, a native of Spring Grove, Pa., joined the Navy in 1982. He holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
USAF to participate in Armistice Day festivitiesU.S. Air Force personnel will be among scores of people joining in an annual Armistice Day celebration in Walcourt, Belgium.
The event starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the city cathedral, according to an Air Force official. A Spangdahlem Air Base honor guard and a U.S. Air Forces in Europe brass quintet will participate.
A short parade from the church to a small cemetery follows. There dignitaries, including some military veterans, will lay a wreath. A concert by the USAFE band is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I, is celebrated as Veterans Day in the United States.