Bylsma receives Navy Achievement Medal

Chad Jay Bylsma, a 2005 Rockford High School graduate and son of Pam Bylsma of Rockford, has recently been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for excellence in his work. Since joining the Navy in 2005, Bylsma is now a Petty Officer Second Class Machinist Mate, supervisor of an engine room watch team, and a planned maintenance supervisor of machinery division, harnessing nuclear power to provide propulsion, electricity and water to 5,000 people on the USS John C Stennis aircraft carrier in Bremerton, Wash.

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