FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com FEBRUARY 5, 2015 • THE QUEENS COURIER 11 Changing of the guard at Fort Totten THE COURIER/Photo by The Queens Courier staff Incoming First Sgt. Channcy T. Croker, Company Commander Capt. G. Scott Jackson and outgoing First Sgt. Gregory B. Ellis during a change of responsibility ceremony for the U.S. Army’s Queens Recruiting Company at Fort Totten. BY THE QUEENS COURIER STAFF email@example.com/@QueensCourier There has been a changing of the guard at Fort Totten. First Sgt. Gregory B. Ellis, who led the Queens Recruiting Company since March 2012, is moving on to a new military assignment. During a “change of responsibility” ceremony on Jan. 30 he turned over command of the unit based at Fort Totten to First Sgt. Channcy T. Croker. The ceremony at the Ernie Pyle Reserve Center Drill Hall included a ceremonial passing of a military sword, once carried into battle by non-commissioned offi cers, as members of the recruiting company stood in formation. “First Sgt. Ellis has been an outstanding father to the Queens recruiting center,” company commander Capt. G. Scott Jackson said, noting that Queens County is number one in the company for recruiting, rising from when Ellis took over. “From worst to fi rst under your watch,” Jackson said to Ellis during the ceremony. “Under Sgt. Croker this company will remain at the top.” Steve Castleton, a volunteer with the USO, who worked with Ellis over the years, said, “I’m not just proud to call you my friend. I’m even prouder to call you my brother.” Castleton presented Ellis with a Certifi cate of Congressional Recognition for his work leading the recruiting center. “I’ve never taken credit for anything I’ve ever done,” said Ellis after receiving the certifi cate. “It’s about those soldiers standing in formation,” he said of the company on the drill fl oor. Croker, recalling that he joined the military as a way out of the world of South Carolina’s tobacco and cotton fi elds, said he’s ready for the challenge. “I look forward to taking up where Sgt. Ellis left off,” said Croker. Complete access. Complete control. Complete Banking. Complete Banking gives you even more freedom and time to do the things you love. Plus, get up to $200 when you open a new Complete Checking Plus account.* Complete Checking Plus. Flushing Bank is a registered trademark earn interest ATM fee rebates mobile check deposit Checking For more information, visit your local Flushing Bank branch, call 800.581.2889 or visit www.FlushingBank.com. * New Complete Checking Plus account with new money only. Existing checking account customers are not eligible. An existing checking customer is defined as anyone who currently has or has had a Flushing Bank checking account within the last 24 months. This offer is limited to one Complete Checking Plus account per household. Minimum deposit required to open a new Complete Checking Plus account is $100. No minimum balance required to be eligible for the Bonus. Direct Deposit – You will receive $100 for signing up for and receiving a recurring direct deposit of $250 or more. Tax refund checks do not qualify as direct deposit. Direct Deposits must be completed prior to 90 days after the account is opened. Debit Card Purchases – You will receive $50 for the completion of 5 debit card purchases. Each debit card purchase must be $25 or more. Online Banking Bill-payments – You will receive $50 for completing 5 online banking bill-payments via Flushing Bank’s Online Banking portal. Each online bill-pay must be $25 or more. Debit Card Purchases and Online Bill-payments must be completed prior to 60 days after the account is opened. THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT ANY CUSTOMER CAN RECEIVE IS $200. The compensation will be credited to the checking account on or about the end of the month following the completion of the above qualifying transactions within the required time after account opening. A 1099 will be issued in the amount credited to your account. Other fees and restrictions may apply. All offers are subject to change and termination without prior notice at any time.
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