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    Returning Home [Image 1 of 9]

    Returning Home

    U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Fernando Marquez, from El Paso, Texas, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) looks at prior to performing a daily maintenance check on a tow tractor aboard USS Nimitz Dec. 09, 2017, in the Pacific Ocean.The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is returning from a regularly scheduled deployment from the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and Arabian Gulf which supported Operation Inherent Resolve and numerous multi-national exercises promoting peace and security.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ignacio D. Perez (Released). This image is part of a photo story 1 of 9.

    “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do, or know what I was getting into once I got to the boat [ship],” said Fernando. “I just knew I wanted to leave home and be a part of something bigger.” Like many before him, the Navy was an option for Fernando to figure out who he wanted to be. Even if it meant leaving loved ones behind.



    Date Taken: 12.09.2017
    Date Posted: 12.20.2017 13:23
    Photo ID: 4042420
    VIRIN: 171209-N-TC437-0232
    Resolution: 2191x1461
    Size: 963.4 KB
    Location: US

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