PEARL HARBOR — U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Trey Moore is far from home.
Of course, his time in the Navy took the New Brighton High School Class of 2006 graduate all over the world. His journey continues in the Pacific Ocean where the Beaver County native is currently serving aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln – a US Navy aircraft carrier operating out of San Diego – as part of the world’s largest exercise in international maritime warfare in the world, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).
Moore is a cryptologic technician, who is responsible for controlling the flow of messages and information to and from the aircraft carrier, while also conducting electronic warfare aboard the ships, according to a US Navy press release. .
As a Navy crypto technician, Moore is able to use his skills while maintaining the values he learned growing up in Beaver County and the greater Pittsburgh area.
“I grew up understanding what blue-collar hard work is,” he said in a Navy press release regarding his service. “Being from Pittsburgh, you get to see the best of blue-collar work.”
That blue-collar, hard-working mentality comes through every day for Moore, who oversees 12 sailors in his unit aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln during the RIMPAC exercise.
Participating in RIMPAC provides not only Moore, but also other sailors, with a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and maintain cooperative relationships essential to ensuring safety at sea and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series which began in 1971, according to the US Navy.
The theme for RIMPAC 2022 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners. Participating nations and forces exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent flexibility of maritime forces. These capabilities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations to sea control and complex combat, the Navy said in a press release. The relevant and realistic training program includes gunnery, missile, anti-submarine warfare and air defense exercises, as well as amphibious operations, counter-piracy, mine clearance, explosive ordnance disposal and diving and rescue operations.
While participating in RIMPAC, Moore was able to continue the journey of a lifetime beyond the borders of Beaver County, this time heading to Pearl Harbor for the start of maritime warfare exercises. During his stay in Hawaii, he was able to live an unforgettable experience.
“At RIMPAC, I got to experience Hawaii for the first time,” Moore said. “The culture, the people, the climate, the food, everything is interesting and pleasant.
Not bad for the New Brighton native all these years later.