Juanita Jebbanema (Dr. Jebb) receives her Tiger Wings from her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema. Courtesy photo
A White Rock mom boards the USS John C. Stennis Aircraft Carrier in Hawaii and the VFA-14 “Tophatters” Squadron, known as the “The Oldest and Boldest” Naval Aviation Squadron, to be with her son as he comes home from an 18 month deployment.
Juanita Jebbanema better known at Los Alamos Public Schools as Dr. Jebb, met up with her son Petty Ofc. Aban Jebbanema from White Rock in Hawaii April 22, as the carrier docked port for a couple of days.
Dr. Jebb participated on the Tiger Cruise Adventure as it was the final leg home from the Fifth Fleet combat deployment. For five days, she had the opportunity to get a feel for the power of the warship that provides support for our national security, and more importantly meet the amazing young sailors, chiefs and officers on the carrier. She got firsthand experience to live the life of a sailor on the USS John C. Stennis, an experience she will never forget.
Petty Ofc. Jebbanema has been on deployment for 18 months and said that it was a thrill to have hosted both his parents on the carrier on two different deployments. He will be on shore duty at The Navy Air Base in Lemoore, Calif., for five months until his next deployment.