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6/9/19 U.S. Navy Appreciation Day presented by USAA

Over 100 U.S. Navy sailors from numerous units stationed throughout San Diego were recognized during a baseline ceremony. Culinary Specialist Second Class, Jason Rolleston, rang the Ceremonial Mission Bell. Retired Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Doc Jacobs, Founder and CEO of the Doc Jacobs Foundation, threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch. Navy Musician Seaman Taylor Johns from the Navy Band Southwest performed the National Anthem and God Bless America during the 7th-inning stretch. Nine Chief Petty Officers took the field to greet Padres starters as part of the "Military Take the Field." A flyover was conducted by two F-18 Super-Hornets from the VX-9 "Vampires" Air Test and Evaluation Squadron, stationed at Naval Air Station China Lake, Calif. Padres