Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr. has relieved Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft as commander of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. Carter previously led the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command at Joint Forces Command. Kraft will take over at Naval Warfare Development Command in Norfolk.
Cmdr. Mark A. Nicholson has relieved Cmdr. Sean P. McDermott as commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40, the Rawhides, at Norfolk Naval Station. McDermott will report to Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. Nicholson was formerly the squadron's executive officer, a post now held by Cmdr. Hugh E. Winkel.
Cmdr. Timothy J. Slentz has relieved Cmdr. David T. Mundy as commanding officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121, the Bluetails, at Norfolk Naval Station. Slentz most recently served as the squadron's executive officer. Mundy will report to Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk.
Cmdr. Keith A. Hash has relieved Cmdr. Douglas J. Beaver as skipper of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123, the Screwtops, at Norfolk Naval Station. Hash has been the squadron's executive officer. Beaver's next assignment is at Fleet Forces Command.
Hold em' for Heroes II Poker run to benefit Wounded Wear, which provides modified clothing to wounded military members. 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Clutch Bar and Grill, 1485 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. www.woundedwear.org.
Virginia Zoo military appreciation day Children's activities and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. Free admission with ID for active duty and retired military, Department of Defense civilians, reserve and National Guard members and dependents. http://www.usohrcv.com/" target="_blank">www.usohrcv.com.
Military history weekend Seminars, children's events and vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Crowne Plaza Williamsburg, 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg. $5; $7 for families; active-duty military and children under 16 free. www.mhwshow.com/2011.