Faces of the Military: Carthage sailor serves aboard U.S.S. Nitze

Fire Controlman (Aegis) 2nd Class Robert Villanueva, from Carthage, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) boards a rigid hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure training on May 5. Nitze is underway as part of an Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW 7); as well as Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104).

Fire Controlman (Aegis) 2nd Class Robert Villanueva, from Carthage, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) boards a rigid hull inflatable boat during a visit, board, search and seizure training on May 5.

Nitze is underway as part of an Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW 7); as well as Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104).

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Madysson Anne Ritter/Released