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Lt. j.g. Joshua Kraus, left, from Woodbridge, and Ensign Michael Davis, from San Diego, navigate the ship through the South China Sea in the pilot house aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), Jan. 27.
Charleston, part of Destroyer Squadron 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Serianni)