A Miami native by a way of Ecuador is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the nation.
Petty Officer First Class Sindy Indacochea Teran is a yeoman serving with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11. A Navy yeoman is responsible for administrative correspondence for all personnel at VP-26.
“I love my job because I help people,” Indacochea Teran said. “I enjoy taking care of sailors and the customer service.”
According to Navy officials, Wing 11’s history and reputation remain unparalleled since being commissioned on Aug. 15, 1942. Throughout the decades, Wing 11 has continued to fly combat missions in direct support of the troops on the ground and delivered traditional maritime capabilities, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Beginning in the 1960s, the P-3C Orion, a land-based, long-range anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft, replaced the P-2V Neptune fleet.
After 50 years of faithful service and the 50th anniversary of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, the P-3C Orion is being phased out of the fleet, according to Navy officials.
The P-8A is a modified Boeing airframe featuring a fully connected, state-of-the-art, open architecture mission system designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Navy officials explained.
“The U.S. Navy sometimes asks the impossible of our people. It is sailors that make the impossible possible,” said Capt. Anthony Corapi, Commodore, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11. “Petty Officer Indacochea Teran is one example of a selfless servant of our nation. These heroes ask for very little recognition and perform their daily job with pride and professionalism defending freedom and our way of life around the world. Each member of the Navy’s combat team is crucial to our success. I am very proud to have Petty Officer Indacochea Teran on our team.”
Indacochea Teran is part of a crew that began a transition to the P-8A Poseidon and is preparing for deployment in the future.
“I have had a lot of challenges since serving but the challenges here have helped me grow and become a better yeoman,” Indacochea Teran said.
According to Navy officials, the Navy continues to meet milestone after milestone on this world-class mission and is providing an aircraft with superior capabilities to the men and women in uniform that will have a lasting legacy promoting a global maritime strategy.
“The Navy has helped me realize that I can do anything I put my mind to,” Indacochea Teran said. “If I work hard at it I can accomplish all my goals.”