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Kingsport sailor returns from deployment aboard USS New York

Staff Report • Sep 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Petty Officer 2nd Class Katelyn Mast, from Kingsport, recently returned to Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment to the Middle East and Mediterranean area of operation aboard the USS New York.

The New York is a memorial to the tragedy of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the heroism they inspired.

More than 7 tons of reclaimed steel from the World Trade Center was integrated into the ship’s bow.

From the ship’s commissioning on Nov. 7, 2009, to this day, the New York stays true to its motto: “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.”

Mast is an operations specialist aboard the amphibious transport dock ship, which takes Marines to locations around the world to support U.S. interests

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