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CHIPS Articles: Navy Seaman Derrius Ross of Portsmouth, Virginia

Navy Seaman Derrius Ross of Portsmouth, Virginia
"Why Being There Matters"
By Navy Office of Community Outreach - February 26, 2015
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.
ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2015) - Seaman Derrius Ross, from Portsmouth, Va., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), prepares to hoist the Ensign during morning colors Feb. 25, 2015. New York is a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo.
ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 25, 2015) - Seaman Derrius Ross, from Portsmouth, Va., assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), prepares to hoist the Ensign during morning colors Feb. 25, 2015. New York is a part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo.

ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors pose for a photo in front of a mural painted of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on the hangar bay door aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo.
ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors pose for a photo in front of a mural painted of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on the hangar bay door aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan B. Trejo.
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