Two Florence Natives Serving In The Navy…Defending Our Country

By  | September 4, 2015 | Filed under: News

THE SHOALS-Florence Native Jacob Melton serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and Florence native Joshua Reding assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 Virginia Beach, Va. are featured today for their service to our country.

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150902-EM227-009 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 2, 2015) – Machinery Repairman Fireman Jacob Melton, a native of Florence, Ala., drills a hole in a .50-caliber gun mount in the machinery repair shop of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sara B. Sexton/Released)





150829-N-YM856-007 PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (Aug. 29, 2015) Construction Electrician Constructionman Apprentice Joshua Reding, a native of Florence, Ala., assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 Virginia Beach, Va., measures material at an engineering site established at the Centro Basico 14 de Agosto Lugar Puerto Castilla School during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady/Released)

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