(Lf) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Byron Banuelos, from El Paso, and (Rt) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Butler Blume, from Indianapolis on the USS Jackson |v U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey S. Culbertson
PACIFIC OCEAN – Aboard the USS Jackson (LCS 6), El Pasoan Electronics Technician 2nd Class Byron Banuelos and Electronics Technician 3rd Class Anthony Butler Blume, from Indianapolis put on a safety harness in the bridge aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship.
The USS Jackson is a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats.
The Jackson is conducting routine operations in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations.
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.