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Great Mills Native Serves Aboard Navy Warship in San Diego

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nevyn Harris, a native of Great Mills, Maryland, serves the U.S. Navy aboard USS Tripoli operating out of San Diego. Harris graduated from Great Mills High School in 2017. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Great Mills. “I learned in my hometown to stay true to myself, and to be who I am and not who people wanted me to be,” said Harris. “My family knows who I am supposed to be and I know I would lose their support if I kept changing who I was.” Harris joined the Navy five years ago. Today, Harris serves as an aviation boatswain’s mate (handling). “I joined the Navy because I wanted to do something and set a positive example for others,” said Harris. “Eventually, I want to be a recruiter so I can provide opportunities to future sailors.” Tripoli is an amphibious assault carrier that provides presence and power projection as an integral part of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Maritime Expeditionary Forces. Supports Marine Air/Ground Task Force requirements, from small-scale contingency operations to Expeditionary Strike Group operations to forcible entry missions in major theaters of war. “The […]

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