Sailor from Ionia serving aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford

NORFOLK, Va. – The new aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford arrived in her home port earlier this week and one sailor aboard has a connection to Ford’s adopted home, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Curt Lyons, who is originally from Ionia, is stationed aboard the ship.

He spoke with FOX 17 earlier Friday. You can listen to that interview below.

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