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PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 18, 2017) Lt. Nicholas O'Neill, from Carson City, Nevada, signals for the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 from the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 18, 2017) Lt. Nicholas O'Neill, from Carson City, Nevada, signals for the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 from the flight deck of the Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier and flagship of Carrier Strike Group Five, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

Sailor for a Day: Local reporters suit up for a rare taste of Navy life

For more than 70 years, aircraft carriers and their embarked air wings have provided the U.S. Navy with unmatched maritime combat power.

No other weapons system in existence or on the drawing board can match its might. But without our hard-working dedicated Sailors, the aircraft carrier would be unable to deploy from the pier, and no aircraft would ever launch from the bow of the ship. Although its cost is sizable, investment in a full-sized nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is justified by its ability to deliver and quick and decisive knockout punch in times of crisis.

Through our Sailor for a Day program, members of the media have a front row seat to see how their hometown heroes are stepping forward to defend our national interests aboard this extremely valuable naval platform. Below are some of their stories.

    • WDEF (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
    • WTVR (Richmond and Central Virginia)
    • FOX Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson in South Carolina and Asheville in North Carolina)

WDEF
Chattanooga, Tennessee

WTVR
Richmond and Central Virginia

Central Virginia sailors are making waves in the US Navy

From sailing the high seas to rocketing through the air, sailors from Central Virginia are making waves in the @U.S. Navy. Greg McQuade flew out to the @USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to share their stories with you.

Posted by WTVR CBS 6 News on Friday, November 16, 2018

FOX Carolina
Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson in South Carolina and Asheville in North Carolina

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