Date: April 15, 2023

Place: USS Nimitz, the Philippine Sea

A U.S. Navy Sailor signals to personnel directing aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz 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 Hannah Kantner