You bet your boat, uh...ship, that we love to salute our servicemen.

So the question is, why do so many Lubbockites go Navy? Does the Navy do better recruiting here? Is the Navy just better at letting us know? Or, could it be after a lifetime in dry ol' West Texas that our enlistees just want to get near ANY water?

No matter the reason, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Benton no doubt is finding the Navy suits him as he rocks his fifth year with honors.

Here's the release from the U.S. Navy:

PHOTO CAPTION: YORKTOWN, Va.- Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Benton, a native of Lubbock, Texas, was recently named Junior Sailor of the Quarter for Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Benton joined the Navy 5 years ago and is serving as an information systems technician.

“This opportunity to me means that I am doing a good job, to not to let up, and that my chain of command values my hard work,” said Benton.

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