Fitz in the Morning: Troop Salute

Matthew Taylor of the US Navy

Today’s military employs some of the most high tech tools and equipment available anywhere to maintain the equipment they rely on for readiness. Some troops use equipment, so sophisticated that it sounds like it came straight from a sci-fi movie. Today we salute Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Matthew Taylor, from Bothell, Washington. Matthew is assigned to the “Red Rippers” Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11. A standard day in his life includes inspecting F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets with a Vetra Sonic response machine in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Matthew makes sure that those fighters are fit to fly and maintain domination of the skies. Life aboard the Harry S. Truman is busy, and right now the carrier group is remaining at sea to protect the sailors aboard from the threat of Covid-19. Our men and women in uniform are staying one step ahead of Covid, while remaining in optimum readiness during these uncertain times. And using some serious high tech equipment to do it. That is why today we salute Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Matthew Taylor of the United States Navy.