PHILIPPINE SEA (July 15, 2021) Electronics Technician 1st Class Kelisha Ruise, right, from Memphis, Tenn., receives an Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist (EAWS) certificate from Cmdr. Joseph Burgon, from Cottonwood, Calif., aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), July 15. Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7thFleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Michael Critelli)
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.
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