She joined the “Navy Family” 32 years ago when she married her aviator husband, Chris (aka Lung) Aquilino. The majority of those years were spent in Virginia Beach, raising their two daughters. Duty stations, during the past six years, include Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Washington, DC. and Bahrain.
Laura’s work experience reflects her interest in interacting with people and especially children of all ages. She has worked in Manhattan’s Garment Center, as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, as a long term substitute teacher for Virginia Beach City Schools and as a preschool teacher in Fairfax, Virginia. Laura has held many volunteer positions, her longest commitment was in Virginia Beach where she spent 10 years as the Joint District Commissioner, responsible for instruction and testing, with the Cape Henry Pony Club.
Laura’s interests are in organizations dedicated to supporting military families, specifically military-connected children. In 2018, Laura had the privilege to join the Board of Directors of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). Upon returning to Hawaii, she was excited to resume her position on the board for the Armed Services YMCA. Laura also volunteers as a C.O.R.E. Steering Committee advisor and as an advisor for Boutiki Gift Shop. In 2016, she was the co-chair for the NFLEX program which welcomes and educates new Flag and SES spouses.
Laura enjoys walking and being outdoors. She also enjoys travel, reading a good book, yoga and her newest hobby, sailing. Her favorite way to spend free time is with family and friends