BOSTON — Pangburn native Logistic Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Lyons reenlisted for five years of Navy service aboard USS Constitution, Sept. 10.
Through reenlistment, a sailor takes an oath and signs a contract to continue serving their country as a member of the U.S. Navy and the armed forces.
“The next five years will be a pivotal point in my career,” said Lyons.
Lyons has served in the Navy for seven years, and his previous duty stations were the Nimitz class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) and the Nimitz class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Regan (CVN-76).
Lyons graduated in 2009 from Pangburn High School.
USS Constitution, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.
The active-duty sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution normally provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people each year as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history, maritime heritage, and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence.
USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and captured or destroyed 33 enemy vessels.
The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 after British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship’s wooden hull.