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Airman Eddie Mancera, of Bakersfield, serves on flight deck aboard U.S. Navy warship

 Airman Eddie Mancera
Posted at 1:11 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 16:11:34-04

ATLANTIC OCEAN — Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Eddie Mancera, from Bakersfield, torques bolts on a catapult track on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean May 25.

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will remain at sea in the Atlantic as a certified carrier strike group force, ready for tasking in order to protect the crew from the risks posed by COVID-19, following their successful deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

Keeping HSTCSG at sea in U.S. 2nd Fleet, allows the ship to maintain a high level of readiness during the global COVID-19 pandemic.