Holmdel Resident Earns His “Wings of Gold”

April 21, 2012
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Holmdel resident LTJG Andrew J. Ruisi, USN, son of Paula and Chris Ruisi (pictured above with their son), recently earned his “Wings of Gold” as a US Naval Aviator. He graduated from Holmdel High School in 2005 and went on to attend Boston University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history. He immediately entered flight school and completed his primary flight training at NAS Pensacola, Fla. and his advanced jet training at NAS Meridian, Miss. with Training Squadron 9. During Advanced Jet Flight Training he earned a Navy “E” for bombing accuracy. He completed his carrier qualifications in the T-45C on board the USS George H.W. Bush in February. He will now be assigned to the Replenishment Air Group in Lemoore, Calif. where he will complete his training on the F-18 A/E Super Hornet.

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