Anthony Amoroso, a 2011 Bethany Christian School graduate and Baton Rouge native, serves aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington, stationed at a U.S. Navy base located 35 miles south of Tokyo.

Amoroso is a hospitalman and corpsman aboard the aircraft carrier operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. While out at sea, the ship visits numerous countries each year such as the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, a news release from the Navy said.

George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class carrier and the fourth Navy vessel named after the first president of the United States. Measuring nearly 1,100 feet from bow to stern on the flight deck, the ship is longer than three football fields. It is 257 feet wide, 244 feet high and weighs nearly 100,000 tons.

As a sailor with numerous responsibilities, Amoroso said he is proud to serve his country aboard an aircraft carrier in Japan.

“My favorite part of being stationed on the Washington is the experience it provides me with,” Amoroso said.

Amoroso also said he is proud of the work he is doing as part of the Washington’s 3,300-member crew, living thousands of miles from home and protecting America on the world’s oceans.

Amoroso said he provides the crew with medical assistance.