Local Sailor in Taiwan Strait

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Santiago Navarro

Ensign Minor Wetzel from La Cañada (forward) takes a ship’s bearing as Ensign Patrick Brady (with binoculars) searches for surface contacts as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) conducts a routine transit of the Taiwan Strait. Antietam is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.