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211223-N-LI768-2003 SAN BERNARDINO STRAIT (Dec. 23, 2021) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) conducts an archipelagic sea lane passage through the San Bernardino Strait, crossing from the South China Sea into the Philippine Sea. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211220-N-LI768-1001 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 20, 2021) – An infographic with statistics from October to December 2021 for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211216-N-LI768-1006 SINGAPORE STRAIT (Dec. 16, 2021) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) transits to Changi Naval Base, Singapore. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211223-N-LI768-1053 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 23, 2021) – Sailors stand by as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) sails alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during a replenishment-at-sea. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211221-N-LI768-1098 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 21, 2021) – Sailors conduct overhaul in main machinery room number one during damage control training aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211219-N-LI768-1059 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 19, 2021) – Sailors test JP5 fuel before refueling an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211219-N-LI768-1061 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Dec. 19, 2021) – Engineman 1st Class Scott Barnesziegmann, from Wall Lake, Iowa, checks JP5 fuel for deficiencies before refueling an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211214-N-LI768-1008 ANDAMAN SEA (Dec. 14, 2021) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) transits the Andaman Sea. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211213-N-LI768-1066 ANDAMAN SEA (Dec. 13, 2021) – Sailors aboard an 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) are lowered to the water during boat operations aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211212-N-LI768-2014 ANDAMAN SEA (Dec. 12, 2021) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) transits the Andaman Sea. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211210-N-LI768-2007 CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (Dec. 10, 2021) – Sailors man the rails as the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) departs Chattogram, Bangladesh. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)
211210-N-LI768-1255 CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (Dec. 10, 2021) – From left, the honorable Mr. Ito Naoki, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, the honorable Mr. Earl R. Miller, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Cmdr. Travis Dvorak, commanding officer of USS Tulsa, the honorable Mr. Robert Chatterton Dixon, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, and Dr. Sacha Blumen, First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Dhaka, pose for a photo during a tour aboard the Independence-variant littoral combat ship. Tulsa, part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer)

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