Independence Day Celebration

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July 4, 2016
at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Home of the Free. Because of the Brave.

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors:
Datron World Communications
Tri-City Medical Center
Watkins Manufacturing

Atomic Investments
Fresh Creative Foods
North County Ford
Orion Construction
Moonlight Stage Productions
The Wave Waterpark

Catspaw Construction
DDH Enterprise, Inc.
Denso Wireless Systems America
Dudek
Edco Waste and Recycling
Hanna Plumbing and Supply, Inc.
STC Traffic, Inc.

We welcome new individuals and corporate partners to sponsor our annual Independence Day Celebration. Call 760.639-6151 for information, or send us an email.

The military members we honored in 2016 were:

HMLA 369- LogoSergeant Jacob W. Jones: United States Marine Corps
Sergeant Jones was born on August 24, 1993 in Banning, California. He enlisted into the Marine Corps on February 2, 2011 and attended Recruit Training at MCRD, San Diego, CA. Upon completion, he received training at SO1 West, Marine Combat Training Battalion, Hotel Company. As a student of Hotel Company, he was selected by his peers as the Marine they would most like to serve with again, earning the award of 'Gung Ho Marine'. Following MCT, he was assigned to "A" school in Pensacola, Florida, where he received basic training as organizational level airframes and hydraulic mechanic. Sgt. Jones then reported to Camp Pendleton, CA for his "C" school training. Upon graduation he obtained the MOS of 6154 becoming an AH-1W and UH-1Y Airframes Mechanic. To read more about Sergeant Jacob W. Jones, please see the Sponsor Kit With Honorees.

HMLA 369- LogoSergeant Nathan L. Avery: United States Marine Corps
Sergeant Avery was born on August 31, 1992 in Elberton, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 7, 2011, and attended recruit training at MCRD, Parris Island, South Carolina. After training he completed Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Following MCT, he was assigned to "C" school at Camp Pendleton, California, where he received basic training as an Organizational Level Helicopter (h-1) Mechanic. Upon graduation he obtained the MOS of 6114 becoming an AH-1W (Cobra) and UH-1Y (Huey) Flightline Mechanic. To read more about Sergeant Nathan L. Avery, please see the Sponsor Kit with Honorees.

About our Heroes
The military honorees were selected from members of the Marine Squadron 369, a helicopter squadron within the Marine Aircraft group 39, based out of Camp Pendleton. The unit was 'adopted' by the Vista City Council on June 24, 2008, as part of the America Supporting Americans (ASA) Adopt a Unit program. HMLA 369 is one helicopter squadron within the Marine Aircraft Group 39. The group's mission is to provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces, capable of world wide deployment in short notice. Known at the 'Gunfighters', HMLA 369 has proven itself as the premier attack helicopter squadron in the Marine Corps by establishing a pattern of excellence few military units can emulate.

HMLA 369

Check back in Spring for Information on the City's 2017 Celebration!