• January 23, 2022
 El Paso native serves aboard USS Tulsa

Aviation Electronics Mate 3rd Class Juan Orozco | U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Richard Cho

El Paso native serves aboard USS Tulsa

PHILIPPINE SEA (JULY 30, 2021) Aviation Electronics Mate 3rd Class Juan Orozco from El Paso, conducts maintenance on a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16),

The Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron Seven, is on a rotational deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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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