Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Lyons, left, from Pangburn, Arkansas, and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Alexandra Adams, from Longview, Texas, sort mail on the pier while the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) makes a logistics stop at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Joshua Smith
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Joshua Smith, assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, performs maintenance on the wing of a P-8A Poseidon during a Scheduled Maintenance Inspection (SMI) on the flight line at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, Feb. 16, 2022.
Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Cody Henson, assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, monitors the refueling process of a P-8A Poseidon at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan.
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Bill Merz hosted Adm. YAMAMURA Hiroshi, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) along with senior JMSDF leadership Feb. 22 aboard the 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Navy has persistently found ways to continue operations while still adhering to mitigation efforts. This persistence is not just shown in operations, but also in traditions.