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Maderan retires from 24 years in the Navy

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webmaster | 05/14/14

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Joel Martinez, a native of Madera, is retiring from the U.S. Navy after serving for 24 years.

The 1990 Madera High School graduate enlisted in July 1990 and will officially retire on July 31.

Martinez currently serves as the Deck Department Leading Chief Petty Officer onboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower, where he just completed two arduous back-to-back combat deployments.

During his career, Martinez completed numerous deployments including Desert Shield and Desert Storm...


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