Spring Valley native serving on Navy’s newest aircraft carrier

Spring Valley native serving on Navy’s newest aircraft carrier

The Navy says a Spring Valley native and graduate of Hall High School is now serving on its newest aircraft carrier – the USS Gerald Ford based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Rice helps with things like scheduling, evaluations, and instructions on the ship.

Rice, who graduated from Hall in 2004, says she only planned to serve in the Navy for four years. She’s now been in for twelve and says she loves it.

There are over 5,000 sailors on the Ford which was commissioned in 2017.