Petty Officer 2nd Class Michelle LaRoche of Alfred serves as a Navy master-at-arms assigned to the security department at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. SUBMITTED PHOTO

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii –An Alfred native and 2007 Massabesic High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michelle LaRoche serves as a Navy master-at-arms assigned to the security department at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean.