Airman Zachary Esarey of Blue Springs is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
USS Harry S. Truman is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only 10 operational aircraft carriers in the Navy today. Approximately 2,500 men and women make up the ship's company, which keeps all parts of the aircraft carrier running smoothly, this includes everything from washing dishes and preparing meals to handling weaponry and maintaining the nuclear reactors. Another 2,500 or so form the air wing, the people who actually fly and maintain the aircraft.
Esarey is a 2012 graduate of the Independence Academy.