Nashville, Arkansas Man Stands Watch on Combat Ship USS Jackson
Nashville, Arkansas Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Terrance Williamson stands small caliber action team (SCAT) watch on the forecastle of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6).
Attached to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, the USS Jackson is on a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the region, and to work alongside allied and partner navies to provide maritime security and stability, key pillars of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Just the Facts
90 percent of all trade traveling by sea, and 95 percent of the world’s international phone and internet traffic carried through fiber optic cables lying on the ocean floor, Navy officials continue to emphasize that the prosperity and security of the United States is directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.