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Anaheim native stands watch aboard USS Dewey

Ensign Mario Villalta, from Anaheim, Calif., stands watch as the gunnery liaison officer on the bridge aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), while conducting routine underway operations.

Dewey is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is underway supporting a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

CTF 71/DESRON 15 is the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force.

Ensign Mario Villalta, from Anaheim, CA. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis.
Ensign Mario Villalta, from Anaheim, CA. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis.
This article was released by the Navy Office of Community Outreach.