A Mount Dora native is serving at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of the largest mobilization of reservists in Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) history. The mobilization is tied directly to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the Navy.
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Mahoney is one of the reserve sailors deployed to the Navy’s four public shipyards as part of the Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) program. Established in 2005 to augment the Navy’s organic civilian shipyard workforce in times of need, SurgeMain has 2,200 enlisted reserve sailors and 240 reserve officers across 75 units.
“Serving in the Navy at this shipyard means I’m not just a bystander,” says Michael. “I’m here to help and actually make a difference in protecting both our citizens and those around the world. No matter what my current role may be, I will always give it my all.”
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