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Oakdale native currently deployed to the Middle East on Navy aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower

Kevin Lamson, a native of Oakdale and 2010 graduate of North St. Paul high school, is currently deployed to the Middle East aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

His job onboard the ship is Aviation Ordinanceman, which means he loads and unloads bombs, missiles, and ammunition from the fighter jets, as well as safely stores and maintains all the ordinance used onboard.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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