Tampa native participates in vertical replenishment aboard USS Princeton


201013-N-OW019-0052 ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 13, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Chris Larusso, right, from Lindenhurst, N.Y., and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Brian Cepeda, from Tampa, Fla., undo cargo nets on the bow of the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) during a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 13. Princeton is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums