SAN DIEGO (April 9, 2021) – Mineman 3rd Class Dalton Miller from Mount Union, Pa., applies a shackle to a chain aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), April 9. Charleston is currently operating in U.S. Third Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Butler)

Thanks for serving!


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.