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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 11, 2019) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Connor Mangano, from Fishers, Indiana Virginia, assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) weapons department, participates in the honor guard during a burial at sea ceremony on the ship’s aircraft elevator three. Thirty souls were laid to rest during the first burial at sea ceremony held aboard Ford. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor Loessin)Photo by: United States Navy
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Hailey Curry, a native of Indianapolis, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations.

“My favorite part about deployment is Germany,” said Curry. “The architecture here, I love it. It’s a cool experience because we get to work with the other navies and I get to do my job working with combat.”

BALTOPS includes sea, air and land assets. The multi-national exercise provides a unique training opportunity that fosters cooperative relationships critical to ensuring safety at sea and security on the world's interconnected oceans. According to U.S. Navy officials, it is designed to improve training value for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region.

Curry is an operations specialist aboard the USS Fort McHenry.

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for more than 75 years. Constructionman Samuel Johnson, a 2018 Greenwood Community High School graduate and native of Indianapolis, builds and fights around the world as a member of naval construction battalion center located in Gulfport, Mississippi. Johnson is serving as a Navy steelworker, who currently works in supply providing material for the Seabees to do their job.

“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,”
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Lt. Samuel Gebreselassie, an Indianapolis, Indiana native and Navy Supply Corps officer assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC), in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Sept. 6, from Capt. Douglas M. Bridges, Jr., commanding officer, NAVSUP BSC for his service from September 2016, to September 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Thomas Zimmerman) MECHANICSBURG, Pa. Sept. 6, 2019 Photo by: United States Navy
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An Indianapolis native and 2015 Warren Central High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Whidbey Island, a warship which transports and launches U.S. Marines from sea to shore as part of amphibious assault operations. Petty Officer 3rd Class Havelyn Vickers is a culinary specialist aboard the dock landing ship operating out of Little Creek, Virginia.
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U.S. Navy Electricians Mate 3rd Class Jeffrey Cloe, from Camby, Indiana poses for a photograph as the Sailor of the Day with Capt. Randy Peck, right, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 14, 2019. The John C. Stennis is underway conducting routine operations in support of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Skyler Okerman)Photo by: United States Navy
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A 2010 Roncalli High School graduate and Indianapolis native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Mann is a naval aircrewman (mechanical) serving with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 7, a versatile command capable of using a myriad of tools to execute aircrew training, including classrooms, laboratories, E6-B aircraft, full motion high fidelity flight simulators, weapons systems trainers, and various computer-based training aids. In addition, as the E-6B model manager, VQ-7 is charged with ensuring training and operational standardization among all users of the E-6B aircraft weapons system
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Gunner’s Mate Seaman Lamia Williams, from Indianapolis, tallies scores during a small arms weapons qualification course on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez) PHILIPPINE SEA — Sep. 27, 2019.Photo by: United States Navy
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A 2012 Noblesville High School graduate and Noblesville, Indiana, native in the U.S. Navy supports the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission.

Petty Officer 1st Class Corey Robinson is a Navy naval aircrewmen (avionics) serving with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 7, a versatile command using a myriad of tools to execute aircrew training, including classrooms, laboratories, E6-B aircraft, full motion high fidelity flight simulators, weapons systems trainers, and various computer-based training aids. In addition, as the E-6B model manager, VQ-7 is charged with ensuring training and operational standardization among all users of the E-6B aircraft weapons system.
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