Bakersfield sailor stands watch aboard U.S. Navy warship

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Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class David Mashburn, from Bakersfield monitors the horizon for surface and air contacts while standing watch on a bridge wing on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Drace Wilson)

GULF OF OMAN (KGET) — Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class David Mashburn from Bakersfield is assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett.

Sterett is part of the 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.

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