Tory Hegrenes, a 2001 Luther graduate, recently received an award from the Navy for being the 2010 Naval Flight Officer of the year. He was awarded this at the annual Navy Tailhook convention in Reno, NV.
Hegrenes has received numerous decorations including two Strike Flight air medals, two Navy Commendation medals, the Navy Achievement medal, the National Defense Service medal, The Afghanistan Campaign medal, the Global War on Terror Service medal, Navy Expert Pistol medal and various unit awards.
He currently serves with the "Fighting Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron 213 in Virginia Beach, Va. He is the safety/combat readiness department head, flying the FA-18 Super Hornet.