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Bakersfield native serves aboard USS Forrest Sherman during COVID-19 pandemic

Seaman Melissa Arredondocovarrubia
Posted at 7:15 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 10:28:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Bakersfield native, who is currently serving in the United States Navy, is on board the USS Forrest Sherman doing her part in protecting her crew from the risks posed by COVID-19.

Seaman Melissa Arredondocovarrubia, who is currently at sea in the Atlantic, was captured in a photo lubricating the life lines aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).

Forrest Sherman remains at sea as part of the certified Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.

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.