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Navy Seaman Anthony A. Joseph, along with nearly 12,000 past and current crew members, family members and friends, attended the inactivation of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment. On Nov. 25, the carrier returned for its final homecoming after 51 years of service. Joseph is a 2001 graduate of Hernando High School. He joined the Navy in April 2009.
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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Krystal Airall and other sailors from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis recently conducted operations in the Asia-Pacific region alongside sailors from the USS George Washington. The two carrier strike groups are part of the U.S. naval presence in the Pacific that has helped maintain peace and stability in the region as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet. Airall is the daughter of Vonnette Airall of Spring Hill and Johnnie Johnson of White Plains, N.Y. She joined the Navy in July 2009.