Tri-Cities engineer works hard aboard US Navy warship

Image credit: US Navy

KENNEWICK, Washington – Boasting a multitude of talented engineers and their families, the Tri-Cities are known to be home to some of the best and brightest minds. One of those people uses his skills to work on US Navy aircraft.

Aviation Officer 2nd Class Marco Torres, a native of Tri-Cities, was photographed by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sophia Simons while inspecting the machine gun of an F / A-18E Super Hornet.

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This aircraft is assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113, according to the Navy. It is currently located in the cargo hold of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Navy officials released the following background:

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a response force in support of a free Indo-Pacific region and opened.

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Torres’ contributions are essential to ensure that all aircraft are fully functional and safe for the pilots who fly them in national and international military operations.

The Navy is working to strengthen the fiber optic cables that run along the ocean floor to ensure that international telephone and internet traffic, 95% of which is fed by these cables, can continue to function.


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