Navy

Society
4:53 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Melber KY Native Serves Onboard Naval Combat Ship

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Apperson
Credit Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO)

As the senior enlisted Sailor serving aboard the USS Nitze, western Kentucky native Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Apperson is responsible for the leadership and professional development of all enlisted Sailors on ship, numbering nearly 300. Commander Michelle Nakamura commands the Nitze, which is about 1.5 football fields long, 66 feet wide, and weighs in at 9,200 tons. Kate Lochte meets Master Chief Apperson on Sounds Good.

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Society
11:49 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Murray Native Serves Aboard the USS Washington

131106-N-BD107-042 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 6, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dakota Holland, from Murray Ky., poses for a photo with a .50 caliber machine gun aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Geo

For this Veteran's Day "Sounds Good" Kate Lochte speaks with a Navy man on active duty in the South China Sea, Dakota Holland.  He's the son of Rachel Tubbs and David Holland of Murray.  The Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee set up this conversation with Petty Officer Holland, now serving aboard the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. The carrier and its airwing provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the US and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   Holland graduated from Calloway County High in 2011.  

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