New Country 105.1 Salutes Airman Lucinda Yang

A 2013 Luther Burbank High School graduate and Sacramento, California, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron.

By Admin on June 5, 2018

LEMOORE, Calif.- A 2013 Luther Burbank High School graduate and Sacramento, California, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes.

Airman Lucinda Yang is an aviation structural mechanic with the Stingers of VFA 113, which operates out of Naval Air Station Lemoore. A Navy aviation structural mechanic is responsible for maintaining the structure of the aircraft.

“Growing up, I was taught to treat others how you want to be treated,” Yang said. “I don’t want to be treated badly in my job, so I make sure to treat everyone kindly.”

Members of VFA 113 work with the F/A 18 Super Hornet, one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. The Super Hornet takes off from and lands on Navy aircraft carriers at sea and is capable of conducting air-to-air combat as well as striking targets on land. It is approximately 61 feet long, has a loaded weight of 51,000 lbs., and a max speed of 1,190 miles per hour.

Operating from sea aboard aircraft carriers, the Super Hornet gives the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, at any time. The versatile jet has the ability to destroy targets located hundreds of miles inland, without the need to get another country’s permission to operate within its borders.

“Strike Fighter Wing, U. S. Pacific Fleet, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, is the heart of Naval Aviation,” said Capt. James S. Bates, Deputy Commodore, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific. “The sailors assigned to SFWP always exceed expectations and produce amazing results through team work and dedication to their department, squadron, the U.S. Navy and their family. Naval Aviation is a challenging occupation, but our sailors work day in and day out to provide fully mission capable aircraft and fully qualified aircrew to ensure leadership is able to answer national level tasking. I am humbled to be able to lead the sailors of SFWP and I am proud to call Lemoore my home.”

Yang has military ties with family members who have previously served and is honored to carry on the family tradition.

“My brother was in the Army and my sister was in the Marines,” said Yang. “I was in the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in high school and that is what really influenced me to join the Navy.”

As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Yang and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs.

“Serving in the Navy means that I am helping a lot of people without them knowing,” Yang said. “I am in the background of what keeps our country safe.”

Thank you for your service!

Around the site