Wills Point native is the Navy’s eyes and ears in the Sky

A 2015 Wills Point High School graduate and Wills Point, Texas native is serving with a U.S. Navy squadron that flies one of the Navy’s most advanced aircraft, one with an important mission: keeping watch over the skies and oceans of the world.

Airman Ryan Batchelor serves with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, also known as the “Bluetails,” which operates out of Norfolk.

Batchelor works as an aircraft survival equipmentman, which is responsible for keeping parachutes, life rafts, personal flight gear, and other aviation gear in proper working condition.

“I like the pressure of my job and its importance towards our mission,” Batchelor said.

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