Flag-raising honors Toftners’ combined 54 years

Flag-raising honors Toftners’ combined 54 yearsNaval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees Maureen and Chris Toftner celebrate 14 and 40 years of service, respectively, during a joint flag raising ceremony Feb. 1 at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

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NAWCWD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE — Chris and Maureen Toftner of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commemorated 54 years of combined service during a joint flag raising ceremony Feb. 1 at China Lake.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody for coming,” Chris said. “I didn’t know I had all these friends.”

Chris, who retired after 40 years of service, came to China Lake as a junior professional and went on to support programs such as Sidewinder, Tomahawk, the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile and the Rolling Airframe Missile.

In addition to providing international support for several programs, Chris has worked as head of the Propulsion and Controls Branch, and the Airbreathing and Liquid Propulsion Branch as well as helped set up the Weapons 201 propulsion class at China Lake.

Maureen’s 14-year career included support for Targeting and Fire Control, the Avionics Architecture and Systems Engineering Division, the Total Force Strategy and Management Department, the Systems Engineering Department, and time as the executive associate to the NAWCWD commander.

Maureen will close out her time at NAWCWD in March as a protocol specialist.

“It’s so wonderful that you all could be here,” she said. “It just touches my heart. Thank you.”

Story First Published: 2019-03-29