Locals in action


USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

Navy photograph by Seaman Zach Sleeper

Airman Eddy Ramirez, from Palmdale, Calif., hauls a fuel hose on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike and its carrier strike group are underway conducting a sustainment exercise in support of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.
USS America TSST drill

Navy photograph by PO2 Class Kristina Young

Electrician’s Mate 1st Class William Isom, a native of Lancaster, Calif., serving as a member of the Total Ship Survivability Team (TSST) attaches Velcro to the nozzle of a firefighting hose in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during a TSST drill. America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 embarked Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron / Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship’s maiden deployment later this year.