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    Returning Home [Image 3 of 9]

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    U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Fernando Marquez, from El Paso, Texas, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) removes a chock from a tow tractor prior to performing a daily maintenance check 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 3 of 9.

    “Even though the job was difficult, I kind of started to enjoy it,” said Fernando. “And once I was awarded my yellow shirt things started to get easier, I mean kind of easier.” Before an ABH can ever direct an aircraft they must pass multiple tests and oral boards to earn a “yellow shirt”. Until then they are known as “blue shirts” and must follow the orders of “Yellow Shirts”.

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    Date Taken: 12.09.2017
    Date Posted: 12.20.2017 13:29
    Photo ID: 4042442
    VIRIN: 171209-N-TC437-0139
    Resolution: 4618x3079
    Size: 1.95 MB
    Location: US

    Web Views: 40
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