Chief Petty Officer Noah Wicks, a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, serves aboard USS Carney, currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
He was recently on a mission where, to say the least, he saved the day!
Wicks serves as an operations specialist and was aboard the ship Oct. 19, when the crew of Carney shot down multiple land attack cruise missiles and unmanned aerial drones launched by Houthi forces in Yemen while the ship was operating in the northern Red Sea. The missiles and drones were believed to be headed toward Israel when Carney intercepted them.
“I was the anti-air warfare coordinator, in charge of managing the air picture on radar, evaluating air contacts and assessing if they pose a threat to the ship or region we are operating in,” said Wicks.
The engagement lasted several hours and made news worldwide. According to Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson, Carney’s commanding officer, crewmembers like Wicks made all the difference.
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And thank you, Chief Petty Officer Wicks, for your service!
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