Seattle Reign FC to Honor Five U.S. Navy Sailors
This Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Seattle Reign FC will honor five active-duty sailors serving the United States Navy in a ceremony prior to the match against the Washington Spirit. We recognize these individuals, and those they represent, as Seattle Reign FC Legends for their bravery, their service to our nation, and for their defense of the hard-fought freedoms we cherish.
“We are honored to be a part of the Seattle Reign FC Legends program that will recognize a few of the outstanding service members serving around the world in the armed forces,” said Roglenna “Missy” Anderson, Community Outreach Manager of Navy Region Northwest. “For us to be a part of this event on September 11th is an honor, because this day will forever be a part of the history of this country.”
Seattle Reign FC is proud to partner with the United States Navy to recognize the thousands of women serving in the armed forces at home and abroad, whose courage and commitment is an inspiration to us all.
“The staff and players of the Seattle Reign organization are making positive impacts on the lives of youth and young women, by teaching teamwork and how to overcome any obstacles brought before them,” said Anderson. “The U.S. Navy hopes to continue this collaboration to help make a difference in the community and the world.”
Seattle Reign FC will be honoring five sailors: Jennifer Aguilar, Gloria Cisneros, Frances Thompson, Jennifer Reeder, and Nandi Boatwright.
Jennifer Aguilar — Master at Arms, First Class
Petty Officer First Class Aguilar joined the Navy in 1999 and is currently serving at Naval Base Kitsap in the Harbor Patrol Unit. She has received three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals during her service.
Gloria Cisneros — Yeoman, Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class Cisneros joined the Navy in 2008 and is currently stationed on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, attached to the Electronic Attack Squadron 132. She has been stationed in the U.S. along with deployments to South America and the Middle East.
Frances Thompson — Navy Counselor, First Class
Petty Officer First Class Thompson joined the Navy in 1996 and is currently serving at Naval Base Kitsap. She was based at Navy Recruiting District New York during the 9/11 attacks, and volunteered countless hours and provided supplies in support of disaster relief in the area.
Jennifer Reeder — Yeoman, First Class
Petty Officer First Class Reeder joined the Navy in 2010 through the Delayed Entry Program. Her decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (third award) and various campaign and service awards. She was Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015 assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 9.
Nandi Boatwright — Seaman Personnel Specialist
Seaman Boatwright joined the Navy in 2015 and is currently serving at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Electronic Attack Squadron 132. This is Seaman Boatwright’s first duty station.
The Legends campaign is a partnership between Seattle Reign FC and Chihuly Studio. At each regular season game, Reign FC honors one woman (or in this case, a group of women) as a Seattle Reign FC Legend in recognition of their extraordinary contributions in our community and beyond. To celebrate the achievements of each Reign FC Legend, Dale Chihuly crafted the Reign Royal Blue Piccolo Venetian, which is symbolically presented to each Seattle Reign FC Legend.