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Atlanta native earns Sailor of the Year honor

Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Roderick Jackson is currently serving aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.

ATLANTA — An Atlanta native earned a sailor of the year honor while serving aboard a Navy aircraft carrier.

The Navy said Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Roderick Jackson is assigned to the supply department on the USS Gerald R. Ford.

Jackson's commanding officer and other commanders bestowed him with his Petty Officer of the Year Award during an "all hands call" in the ship's hangar.

The USS Ford, according to the Navy, is currently underway conducting an independent steaming exercise.


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