U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Jared Hammond, from Buena Park, California, poses for a photograph as the Sailor of the Day with Capt. Randy Peck, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing in the Arabian Gulf, April 3, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 2nd Class Yan Gao, from Orange County, California, attaches a panel to an F/A-18E Super Hornet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeffery L. Southerland)

Orange County sailor serves aboard USS John C. Stennis

U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) 2nd Class Yan Gao, from Orange County, California, attaches a panel to an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Arabian Gulf, April 4, 2019. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points

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U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Jared Hammond, with Capt. Randy Peck, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jordan Ripley)