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PHOTO: Greenville native serves aboard the USS Jackson

Engineman 1st Class Morgan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew L/Command Destroyer Squadron 7
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(Nov. 18, 2021) Engineman 1st Class Morgan, from Greenville, Texas, relays a message 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 the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

With more than 90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.