Santa Clarita sailor earns Navy certificate


APRA HARBOR, Guam (Aug. 31, 2021) — Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Fernando Lemus, right, from Santa Clarita, receives an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist certificate from Cmdr. Joseph Burgon, from Cottonwood, California, during an award ceremony aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), Aug. 31. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.             

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