O’Fallon native is the Navy’s eyes and ears in the sky

By Theodore Quintana Mass Communication 
 Specialist 3rd Class, 
 Navy Office of Community Outreach

(Submitted Photo)

NORFOLK – A 2010 O’Fallon Township High School graduate and O’Fallon, Illinois native is serving with a U.S. Navy squadron that flies one of the Navy’s most advanced aircraft, one with an important mission: keeping watch over the skies and oceans of the world.

Lt. j.g. Dennis McFadden serves with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, also known as the “Bluetails,” which operates out of Norfolk.

McFadden works as a naval flight officer, an unrestricted line officer, who is qualified for duty involving flying heavier-than-air or heavier and lighter-than-air type aircraft.

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