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Tiana Nadine Reyes who was born in New York on October 02, 1976.  She attended school in New Rochelle, New York and graduated from Blessed Sacrament in June 1994.  On 9 September 1996, she joined the Navy in the Delayed Entry Program in New York City, New York and upon completion of "Boot Camp" at fleet command, Weapons Department of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), striking for the enlisted rating as an Aviation Ordinance Technician.


Petty Officer Reyes' next tour of duty took her to Naval Recruit District New York where she excelled in her duties as a Naval Recruiter, earning her an unprecedented SEVEN Gold Recruiting Wreathes.  Following her tour of duty in the great state of New York, she was then stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia with the F/A-18 squadron of the GLADIATORS of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106).

AO2 (AW) Reyes served honorably with the following commands:

-  Recruit/Airman Apprentice Training, RTC/NTC Great Lakes, IL (Mar-Apr 1997)

-  USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (Apr 1997-Jan 1999)

-  Commander, Naval Air Forces, Atlantic Fleet (Jan 1999-Jun 1999)

-  USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) (Jun 1999-Jan 2001)

-  Naval Recruiting District, New York City, NY (Mar 2001-Mar 2004)

-  Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX (VFA-106) (Mar 2004-Dec 2006)


AO2 (AW) Reyes has earned with distinction the following awards:

-  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

-  Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal  (3 Gold Stars)

-  Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (1 Bronze Star)

-  Navy Battle Efficiency Ribbon (2 Awards)

-  Navy Good Conduct Medal (2 Bronze Stars)

-  National Defense Medal

-  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

-  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

-  Armed Forces Service Medal

-  Sea Service Ribbon (1 Bronze Star)

-  Navy Recruit Service Ribbon

-  Designated:  Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS)

                           Navy Recruiter (7 Gold Wreathes)



AO2 (AW) Tiana Nadine Reyes passed away on December 21, 2006 at the age of 30 of Myositis Disease.  She is survived by her daughter Ciara Nadine (2), her parents Julia and Mario Reyes, and her brother Anthony Reyes.  We will remember her forever.



For more information about Myositis Disease, please visit these websites.​

The Myositis Association

The John Hopkins Myositis Center


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