12-03-2010 04:16 PM CET - Science & Education

Twin Naval officers reunite for ceremony

Press release from: TMI - The Episocopal School of Texas

Navy Lt. j.g. Vaughn Villarreal, former battalion commander of the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets, received his naval aviator wings during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. His twin, Navy Lt. j.g. Vance Villarreal flew in from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to pin on his brother’s wings.

Both brothers graduated from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas in 2003 and went on to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2007.

The winging ceremony marks the completion of two-and-a-half years of flight school. Vaughn Villarreal, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, has been assigned to NAS Norfolk, Va., for additional training on specific aircraft. His brother Vance majored in oceanography and has served as an officer on a Navy frigate.

About TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas: Founded in 1893, TMI is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional Junior ROTC and boarding programs. For information, visit www.tmi-sa.org or call 698-7171.

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
20955 West Tejas Trail
San Antonio, TX 78257

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