San Angelo Sailor supports Naval Aviation Modernization

San Angelo, Tx – By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach

LEMOORE, Calif. – A San Angelo Central High School graduate and San Angelo, Texas native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP).

Petty Officer 1st Class Amanda Stone works as an aviation electronics technician and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.

Stone is responsible for the quality assurance for maintenance to ensure all the processes, programs and qualifications are carried in compliance with the naval aviation maintenance program.

“I like working my fellow Sailors and coming together as a team to accomplish our common goal of defending the country,” Stone said. “I take pride in my service.”

“Lemoore has been home to the Navy’s west coast strike fighter community since 1980, when strike fighter squadron VFA-125 was the first squadron established to train Navy and Marine Corps aviators in the F/A-18 Hornet,” said Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces.

The strike fighter wing, headquartered at NAS Lemoore, ensures that each squadron is fully combat-ready to conduct carrier-based, all-weather, attack, fighter and support missions for the Pacific Fleet.

“I like that we have a sense of urgency and…

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