Our Omega Mu veteran-brothers who served in the military are cherished and constant fraternal friends, and we would like to say thank you for the steadfast, purposeful commitment you made to our nation to defend those four freedoms we all believe in: “Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.” For those brothers who were killed in defense of these freedoms, they will always occupy a consecrated place in our linked fraternal heart because they exemplify the idea of superlative commitment, strength, and fortitude for the good to the end itself. The greatness of their collective purpose and will, on our nation’s behalf, will never be forgotten. By their “clear-eyed faith and fearless heart,” these brothers have left us a fraternal legacy that echoes what we often say about Omega Mu Fijis: “Perseverance and determination are omnipotent.” Their code of integrity, courage, duty, responsibility, and self-sacrifice on behalf of our nation is a powerful legacy that we will always be proud of as Omega Mu Fijis.
Whether it was at Red River, Marianna, San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba, Sulu Archipelago, Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, El Guettar, Elba, Monte Della Vedetta, Saarbrucken, the Battle of the Bulge, Rabaul, Inchon, Pusan, Chosin Reservoir, Pork Chop Hill, Hue, Easter Offensive, Phu Cat, The Iron Triangle, Hamburger Hill, la Drang Valley, Bien Hoa, Khe Sanh, Beirut, Libya, Rumaila, Al-Batin, Medina Ridge, Kabul, Kandahar, our Omega Mu brothers have demonstrated devotion to duty in defense of freedom and liberty. They are the stability of our nation, and we, the Omega Mu brotherhood, revere, honor, and salute their persevering and determined spirit within our great nation and our historic brotherhood. We will always be grateful for the military service of every Omega Mu veteran from the Civil War to the present. We remember them and honor their sacrifices. Thank you.
Omega Mu Veteran
Jeffery D. Hutchinson,
Omega Mu Years
Soon after becoming a Naval Aviator, Jeffrey Hutchinson was assigned to the Carrier Air Wing Eight and completed deployments on USS. Theodore Roosevelt and USS Enterprise as the Staff Combat Search and Rescue Sea Combat Officer.
USS. Theodore Roosevelt, above and below.
USS. Enterprise, above and below.
Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 15,
'The Red Lions'
Jeffrey Hutchinson was then assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron as a department head flying Seahawk helicopters, with deployments on the USS George Washington.
Seahawk helicopter and the USS George Washington
Jeffrey Hutchinson was selected for Aviation Command and served as the Executive Officer and then the Commanding Officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School, Atlantic Fleet, flying the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter
MH-60S Seahawk helicopter
Jeffrey Hutchinson was then assigned to USS Harry S Truman to serve as the ship’s Navigator.
USS Harry S Truman
Jeffrey Hutchinson was then assigned as the Officer in Charge at Isa Air Base, Bahrain.
During this tour, he commanded a multi-service force that provided critical base operating support services for the deployed tenant commands in support of USCENTCOM Theater of Operations
F-18's and A-6 Prowlers were stationed at Isa Air Base.
Jeffrey Huctchinson is now serving as the Chief Staff Officer for Navy Region Singapore Area Coordinator in support of USPACOM Theater of Operations (map above).
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82