Beebe native serves aboard USS Barry in support of MALABAR 2021

 Fire Controlman 2nd Class Vaughn Olivo, from Beebe, Arkansas, and Gunners Mate 3rd Class John Rameta, from Tampa, Florida, stand watch on the focsle as Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) gets underway to support MALABAR 2021 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Barry is deployed supporting Commander, Task Force (CTF 71)/ Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Stack)

With more than 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 are directly linked to a strong and ready Navy.