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Norfolk native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman

Norfolk native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman

NORFOLK, Va. (Dec. 1, 2022) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Kayla Smith, from Norfolk, Virginia, uses a magnet to pick up foreign object and debris on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), December 1, 2022. Truman is the flagship of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike…Continue Reading

Virginia Beach Native Serves Aboard USS Portland

Virginia Beach Native Serves Aboard USS Portland

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Matthew Sanchez, left, from Long Island, New York, and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Keizha Vergara, right, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, prepare a cake for the Navy’s 247th Birthday celebration aboard amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), Oct. 12, 2022. Portland is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock homeported in San Diego.Continue Reading

Service Member Spotlight: Derrick Valentine

Service Member Spotlight: Derrick Valentine

We Are MSC: Hard Work, Mentorship Drives USNS Newport JSO Success Derrick Valentine advanced from entry-level Steward Utility (SU) to Junior Supply Officer (JSO) aboard the Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS Newport (T-EPF 12). “I was starting a tour USNS Wally Schirra and the Supply Officer, Rosalyn Pridgeon, came to me my second day onboard…Continue Reading