• 90°

Traylor leaves Madison’s familiarity for Navy service

PEARL HARBOR – Madison native Roderick Traylor graduated from Bob Jones High School in 2010 and has served in the Navy for six years.

Currently, Petty Officer 2nd Class Traylor serves on the largest naval communications station in the world. This area master station for naval computer and telecommunications is the U.S. Navy’s center of communications in the Pacific.

“Most Americans would agree that communications are a vital part of their lives. The same is true for the U.S. Navy,” Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brian T. Glunt said. Glunt works with the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tenn.

“Instead of using Smartphones and tablets, a group of sailors (including Traylor) stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii use the most-advanced satellite and telecommunications equipment to share vital information with sailors deployed around the world,” Glunt said.

As a Navy yeoman, Traylor is responsible for creating, producing and handling paperwork, writing letters, notices, directives for instructions, forms and reports.

“My hometown is mostly Army. There’s a lot of respect and admiration for anyone who currently served or has served,” Traylor said.

“I learned from my dad that nothing comes from nothing. He taught me discipline and structure and instilling hard work and determination will get me far,” Traylor said.

“I am most proud of what I have learned so far and I’m excited to learn and experience even more,” Traylor said. “Crossing over into the Arctic Circle and sailing over the Titanic was something I’m proud to say I’ve experienced.”

Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Traylor, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Traylor is honored to carry on that family tradition.

“My father and two of his brothers served in the Army, and my grandfather served in the National Guard,” Traylor said. “I was already used to the customs of living a military life, so joining seemed normal to me.”

As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Traylor and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes. “To me, serving in the Navy, or any other branch, is to do my part in honoring those who have paved ways, served and sacrificed to protect this country,” Traylor said.

For more information, email navyoutreach@navy.mil or visit Facebook/Navy Outreach.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

“I’m Meant To Be Here”- Dell Pettus Signs With New England Patriots- Former Sparkman Player Goes Pro

Lifestyles

Get those pumpkins planted: Halloween starts in July

Events

CAFY Back to School event to be held Saturday at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus

Bob Jones High School

Teachers support DIAL Scholarship program at UAH

Events

Joe Davis Stadium to host UNA vs. Jax State collegiate soccer match Aug. 18

Huntsville

UAH announces search for a master developer to enhance college-town experience

Events

Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Madison

Fernandez named Assistant Coordinator of Accountability and Innovative Programs

Madison

ALEA reports 9 traffic deaths, 3 drownings over July Fourth travel period

Madison

Management institute awards scholarship to Michelle Epling

Madison

Sarah Crouch’s debut novel, ‘Middletide,’ sets whodunnit in Puget Sound

Liberty Middle School

White named Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

Madison

Nominations open for chamber’s Annual Gala Awards

Bob Jones High School

MCCL wishes good luck to 4 graduating seniors

Madison

DIGITAL WELLNESS: UAH researcher studying ways people are detoxing from addictive technology

DIGITAL WELLNESS: UAH researcher studying ways people are detoxing from addictive technology

Madison

Workers and high school students learning new skills at Calhoun Construction Academy

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – July 10, 2024

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Bodybuilding Championships To Showcase Body Perfections

Madison

Arrest made in shooting death of teen in Madison shooting

Madison

Garbage truck slams into Madison house injuring one

Madison

HONORING OUR PATRIOTS

Madison

Historical society accepts Alabama House resolution at picnic

Madison

Madison Station Historical Preservation Society reaches 40th anniversary

Harvest

Audience can chill to Calypso Vision on July 11

x