Hospitalman Katrina Mastrolia, a native of Matawan, checked aboard the USS Constitution on April 2.
“I am extremely grateful for this amazing and exciting opportunity and by becoming a crewmember of the USS Constitution I am living every sailor’s dream,” Mastrolia said.
Mastrolia has served in the Navy for two months and USS Constitution is her first duty station.
She is a 2016 graduate of Matawan Regional 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.
USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and captured 33 opponents.
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.