A Hampton, Virginia, native was one of forty sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) who took the next step in their Navy careers by reenlisting as a group during a mass-reenlistment ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, Feb. 27.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Dagnon Vissoh, an aviation boatswain’s mate (handling), held up his right hand and reenlisted for three more years.
“I am re-enlisting because in 5 years, the Navy has brought more to my life and I want to continue this adventure and help bring change to our Navy,” said Vissoh. “I really want to thank my wife, Carlisa, and kids, Joshua and Elise, for their love even when we are away. To my division and department, I want to say I am glad to serve under and with all of you.”
Truman is the flagship of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) which includes the embarked staff of Carrier Strike Group 8 and Destroyer Squadron 28; the embarked aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 1; San Jacinto (CG 56); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Gravely (DDG 107), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109); and the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Fridtjof-Nansen class frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310).
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests, security, and stability in Europe and Africa.