Mountain Home Native Serves Aboard Advanced U.S. Navy Warship Half A World Away

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Corena Wright - Photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward

SASEBO, Japan – Petty Officer 3rd Class Corena Wright, a native of Mountain Home, Idaho, wanted to carry on with the proud family tradition of serving in the military. She had two grandfathers who served in the Army and her father served in the Air Force. Wright wanted to start a new legacy of not only being the first person in her family to serve in the Navy, but also the first woman in her family to serve in the military.

Now, three years later and half a world away, Wright serves aboard one of the Navy’s most advanced amphibious ships at Fleet Activities Sasebo, patrolling one of the world’s busiest maritime regions as part of U.S. 7th Fleet.

“Every day is the same here but it’s easy that way because you get into a routine and everything is planned out for you,” said Wright. “A lot of people don’t like it but I think it’s better that way. All you really have to worry about is to be where you are supposed to be and to be on time.”

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