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Ruben Montenegro serves on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman

 Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ruben Montenegro
Posted at 8:05 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 11:05:27-04

ATLANTIC OCEAN — Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ruben Montenegro, from Bakersfield, is currently part of the readiness team of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group remains 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, in the sustainment phase of OFRP, allows the ship to maintain a high level of readiness during the global COVID-19 pandemic.