BRADENTON Fla. – U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brianna Beckwith, from Bradenton, Florida, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Julian Emata, from San Francisco, perform maintenance on an E/A-18G Growler, attached to the “Zappers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
The aircraft carrier was in the Mediterranean Sea, March 15, 2021.
The IKE Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
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.
The Free Press thanks all of our men and women in uniform.