Saturday, July 11, 2015

Squadron gets new commander

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Cmdr. Rigel "Pep" Pirrone, who began his career as a Navy pilot after he graduated from Tulane University 16 years ago, took command July 11 of Strike Fighter Squadron 204, a reserve unit known as the "River Rattlers" at the Belle Chasse air station. The squadron, at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base since 1978, plays the role of the enemy in training exercises. (Source: Times-Picayune, 07/11/15)