230514-N-MK109-1004.JPG Photo By: Mykala Keckeisen

SOUTH CHINA SEA - 230514-N-MK109-1004 SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 14, 2023) The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) approaches the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) to conduct an underway replenishment. Wayne E. Meyer, part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is in U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with allies and partners in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mykala Keckeisen)


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