BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Delano man has been assigned to the USS America, an amphibious assault ship operating in the Indo-Pacific region, according to a U.S. Navy news release.

Airman Oscar Diaz is assigned to the ship, which is 844 feet long and has nine launch spots and two aircraft elevators. It can travel faster than 20 knots, which roughly equates to 23 mph.