Miller native Bailey serves at Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Catherine Bland, Navy Office of Community Outreach

Adam Bailey

Airman Apprentice Adam Bailey, a native of Miller, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School.
Bailey graduated from Miller High School in 2023.
The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Miller.
“I learned the value of a strong work growing up,” said Bailey. “Working on the farm taught me to be tougher.”
Bailey joined the Navy three months ago.
“I come from a long line of military,” said Bailey. “My dad also had a huge influence on my decision since he is retired Navy.”
Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School provides training to enlisted aircrew and rescue swimmer candidates. The training is physically demanding and involves instruction on topics such as aircrew duties and assignments, survival, first aid and water rescue procedures. With these skills, enlisted aviation personnel from the Navy and Marine Corps will eventually be assigned to fleet squadrons as naval aircrewmen.
This year commemorates 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy. In 1973, the first eight women began flight school in Pensacola; one year later six of them, known as “The First Six,” earned their “Wings of Gold.” Over the past 50 years, the Navy has expanded its roles for women to lead and serve globally and today our women aviators project power from the sea in every type of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aircraft. Our nation and our Navy is stronger because of their service.
“Having a cadre of students who are eager to learn and extremely hardworking, ensures we offer the best and brightest for naval aviation and the Naval Aircrew community,” said Capt. Brad Arthur, commanding officer, Naval Aviation Schools Command.
Serving in the Navy means Bailey is part of a team that is taking on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.
“The Navy contributes to national defense through surface warfare and by keeping us safe in waters around the word,” said Bailey.
With 90 percent of global commerce traveling by sea and access to the Internet relying on the security of undersea fiber optic cables, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity of the United States is directly linked to trained sailors and a strong Navy.
Bailey has many opportunities to achieve accomplishments during military service.


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