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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 …continue reading

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Lt. Chris Williams, from Anaheim, Calif., serves as helm safety officer from the pilot house during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) between the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) and the Henry J. Kaiser-class oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO-202). Jackson, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment in …continue reading

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Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Claudia Elantanez Montanez, a native of Anaheim, Calif. assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, performs system checks on an F/A-18F Super Hornet in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Oct. 20, 2021. Carl Vinson …continue reading

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The Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), in partnership with the U.S. Navy, recently conducted a second long-range autonomous transit with a Ghost Fleet Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) from the Gulf Coast, passing through the Panama Canal, to the West Coast. The unmanned vessel, named …continue reading