CAUGHT ON CAMERA: US Navy seaman Kayla Corbin of Trinity

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (equipment) 2nd Class Kayla Corbin, from Trinity, left, signals U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Alyssa Johnson, from Tujunga, Calif., on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) earlier this week. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. As the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet routinely operates and interacts with 35 maritime nations while conducting missions to preserve and protect a free and open Indo-Pacific Region.

With more than 90% of all trade traveling by sea, and 95% 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.