Virginia Beach native serves aboard USS Rafael Peralta

August 18, 2020
kat simons

A Virginia Beach, Va. Native and 2007 Green Run graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115).

Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Pascasio is an Operations Specialists aboard the deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer operating out of San Diego.

Approximately 300 men and women serve aboard the ship. Their jobs are highly specialized and keep each part of the destroyer running smoothly. They do everything from maintaining gas turbine engines, operating the highly sophisticated Aegis weapons system, to driving the ship.