(Cleveland, OH) - A Northeast Ohio native is serving aboard one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
Seaman Desiree Munguia, a 2017 Strongsville High School graduate, joined the Navy eight months ago and according to Munguia, the values required to succeed in the military are similar to those found in Cleveland.
“I learned to always strive for improvement because it’s the only way to get where you are trying to go and to meet your goals,” said Munguia.
“Mighty IKE” is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named for Dwight D. Eisenhower (or “IKE”), one of four 5-star Generals of the Army and a hero of World War II, and would later serve as the 34th President of the United States of America.
The Mighty IKE, like each of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, represents an enduring investment in America’s security. Each carrier is built to provide a formidable response to just about any global crisis. When the air wing is embarked, the ship carries more than 70 fighter attack jets, helicopters and other aircraft, all of which take off from and land aboard the carrier at sea and can provide over the horizon and from the sea combat air power anywhere in the world within 12 days. This inherent flexibility is why aircraft carriers are often the first response to a global crisis and a proven solution for protecting America.
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With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.