Virginia Beach Native is USS Carl Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day”
Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin Jackson, a Virginia Beach, Va. native serving aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), was recognized as Vinson’s “Sailor of the Day” in a ceremony on the ship’s bridge, Aug. 21. Jackson was selected for this honor from among over 3,000 Sailors in the ship’s crew.
Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeff D. Kempton, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)
Jackson serves as a work center supervisor in the deck department aboard Vinson, and he has been leading 41 sailors in the preservation and upkeep of 35 divisional spaces. Jackson graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 2017, and he enlisted in the Navy in November 2017.
As Jackson continues to serve aboard Vinson, he keeps his friends and family in mind and draws strength from their support.“I want to shout out my friends and family back home,” said Jackson. “They always support me and I want to send my love and best wishes to them all.”
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is en route to San Diego.