Navy Airman Melissa L. Lujan, daughter of Veronica S. and Phillip C. Lujan of Logan, recently completed a series of sea trials. She and her shipmates were assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
The sea trials ended a four month ship’s restricted availability for Lujan’s unit. The sea trials ensured Kitty Hawk can maneuver and maintain high speeds. The ship also tested many of it’s self-defense systems.
Carriers like the Kitty Hawk 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.
Lujan is a 1999 graduate of Logan Municipal School of Logan.