Cmdr. Andrew Biehn, Truxtun’s commanding officer, remarked that “exercises such as these demonstrate our commitment to regional security and further goals shared by our NATO Allies”. He continued to emphasize that participating in these events enhances maritime capabilities among partner nations.
“What we are doing is reassuring our allies that we are there for them,” Warren said. “This is an important time for us to make it crystal clear to all our allies and partners in the region that the United States of America stands by them.”
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) has joined USS Pinckney (DDG 91) in the search efforts of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, March 10. The US Navy still has one maritime patrol aircraft, a P-3C Orion from the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46), on station flying from Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
“I already had an associate’s degree in mechatronics [a multidisciplinary field that combines electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering], but I went back for another degree so that I could pursue the Corps’ trainee program,” Willis said. He recently earned a second degree in industrial electronics while working for the Corps
“Having family here is like having a piece of home here with you,” Leo, an Ava, Mo., native said. “I can just go and hang out with him and he understands me. It’s nice to have someone who understands you without having to say anything.”