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Petty Officer Second Class Altaira Bird, center, is pinned to the rank of third class during a frocking ceremony, July 23 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. 

CHERRY POINT, N.C

Sailors serving aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point gathered, July 23 to bid a bittersweet Bravo Zulu to departing leaders and celebrate the advancement of one of their own.

Commander Joshua Ford, Navy Lieutenant Daniel Murrish and Hospital Corpsman Third Class Roven Carreon received recognition for their dedication and excellence while serving aboard the clinic. In addition to the awards, Petty Officer Second Class Altaira Bird was frocked by fellow sailors, a tradition permitting her to wear the rank she will soon officially advance to.

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