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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…

Hampton native serving with U.S. Navy Band performs a solo at a senior living community

Hampton native serving with U.S. Navy Band performs a solo at a senior living community

Musician 1st Class William Ledbetter, from Hampton, Virginia, performs a solo during a concert at Morningside at The Meadows senior living community. The Commodores performed seventeen concerts across five states during their 22-day tour connecting communities across the nation to their Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Musician 1st Class Anastasia Bonotto)

Norfolk Native Serves Aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

Norfolk Native Serves Aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)

Logistics Specialist 1st Class Sheba Kanjelkheir, from Norfolk, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), moves cargo during a vertical replenishment with the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler Kanawha (T-AO 196) while participating the NATO-led vigilance activity Neptune Strike 22.2 (NEST 22.2), in the Adriatic Sea, Oct. 20, 2022.…

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.

Chesapeake native turns over command at Strike Group Oceanography Team Norfolk

Chesapeake native turns over command at Strike Group Oceanography Team Norfolk

Chesapeake native turns over command at Strike Group Oceanography Team Norfolk. Cmdr. Matthew Cushanick was relieved by Cmdr. Kristine Bench as Commanding Officer, Strike Group Oceanography Team Norfolk (SGOT-N), in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, 16 September, 2022.   Friends, family, and military personnel gathered to wish fair winds and following seas to Cmdr.…

Old Dominion University graduate serves with Naval Oceanography at Stennis Space Center

Old Dominion University graduate serves with Naval Oceanography at Stennis Space Center

By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach GULFPORT, Miss. – Ensign Austin Abbott, a 2021 Old Dominion University graduate is part of Naval Oceanography ensuring the U.S. Navy maintains freedom from the ocean floor to the stars at Fleet Survey Team. Sailors and civilians working throughout Naval Oceanography collect, measure, and analyze the elements…

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…

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