A.J. "STANZA" TURO
A.J. grew up in Mt. Holly Springs, PA and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2007 with a B.S. in Physics. He commissioned into the United States Navy following graduation and graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008 with a M.S. in Systems Engineering. He flew the F/A-18E Super Hornet with the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86 from 2013-2015, while also supporting RIMPAC onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN. He then served as an instructor pilot with the "Gladiators" of VFA-106 and is currently assigned as a department head with the "Pukin' Dogs" of VFA-143. He is married to Stephanie Turo.