mt naval reserve 150307PHOTO: From left are Commanding Officer of Navy Operational Support Center Lieutenant Commander Angela M. Cox, Earle Signalman (Ret.) James V. Regan, Command Chief of Navy Operational Support Center Earle Chief Parachute Rigger Anthony V. Slavas and Middletown Deputy Mayor Stephen G. Massell. Behind them are some of the staff and Selected Reservists. (courtesy of Brian Anderson/US Navy)

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Naval Operation Support Center at Weapons Naval Station Earle marked the United States Navy Reserve’s 100th anniversary during Reserve Drill Weekend. Middletown Deputy Mayor Stephen G. Massell was among those who participated in the centennial celebration held March 7. The day also included the presentation of a letter of commendation to Earle Signalman (Ret.) James V. Reagan, a World War II Veteran.

The Navy Operation Support Center at Naval Weapons Station Earle is located in the Leonardo section of Middletown. It’s one of 123 support centers nationwide.