2003-06-13 / Community

Returned From Deployment

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Quan Martinear, a 1999 graduate of Far Rockaway High School, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.

Martinear was one of more than 8,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines assigned to the ships and squadrons of the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Battle Group who participated in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Aviators flew 1,280 sorties off the deck of Martinear’s ship, accumulating more than 5,700 flight hours and expanding more than one million pounds of ordnance.

Aircraft carriers such as USS Harry S. Truman are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.

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