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Lafayette sailor serves aboard USS Charlotte in Pearl Harbor

Posted at 10:07 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 11:08:54-05

PEARL HARBOR  — U.S. Navy Seaman Avery Joseph, an Electronics Technician from Lafayette, is serving aboard the USS Charlotte.

The U.S. Navy announced the stationing of Joseph on the USS Charlotte which is a a Los Angeles class submarine based out of Pearl Harbor. They say Joseph is protecting and defending America on the world’s oceans.

U.S. Navy Seaman Avery Joseph / U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebecca Ives/Released.

Submariners are some of the most highly trained and skilled people in the Navy, officials say in a press release.  The highly technical training ensures each crew operates, maintains, and repairs every system or piece of equipment on board. Regardless of their specialty, every submariner must learn how every system on the submarine works and how to respond in emergencies.

“We are all family and are close to one another,” said Joseph. “We know each other and are always there to help one another.”

Relying on its technological superiority, speed, endurance, mobility, stealth, and payload afforded by nuclear power, the Charlotte retains its preeminence and lethality in the undersea battlespace.