U.S. NAVY Chief Gunner’s Mate Josh Blodgett, center, receives his chief petty officer pin from his mother, Sheri Aho, left, of Ironwood, Mich., while his girlfriend Tracy Rico looks on at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Wash., on Sept. 13. Rico holds the couple’s newborn son, Jace Blodgett. Chief Petty Officer Blodgett is assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Momsen. He is a 2002 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School and is the grandson of William and Irene Suvanto, of Ironwood. Blodgett will mark 11 years in the Navy this month.