Garden Grove Sailor serves aboard USS Rafael Peralta

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason Isaacs

U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics’ Mate 2nd Class Vinh Nguyen, from Garden Grove, Calif., directs an MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, from the maintenance to the flight line on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115).

The “Scorpions” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 is deployed, with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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