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220805-N-ZS023-1098 SAN DIEGO (Aug 5, 2022) Leadership render honors during a change of command ceremony for Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Blue Crew held on Naval Base San Diego. LCS are fast, agile, mission-focused platforms designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS support forward-presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence missions around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand)
220729-N-ZS023-1084 SAN DIEGO (July 29, 2022) Cmdr. Erin Connor, commanding officer of Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) Gold Crew, delivers remarks to her crew and guests during a change of command ceremony held aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). LCS are fast, agile, mission-focused platforms designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS are capable of supporting forward-presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence missions around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Vance Hand)
220312-N-LI768-1020 APRA HARBOR, Guam (March 12, 2022) – Engineman 1st Class Scott Barnesziegmann, from Wall Lake, Iowa, installs a component for the JP5 service pump discharge line 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)
220315-N-LI768-1016 APRA HARBOR, Guam (March 15, 2022) – Cmdr. Brandon Cornes, commanding officer of USS Tulsa (LCS 16) (Blue), right, salutes Capt. Tim Labenz, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7, during an exchange of command ceremony on the flight deck of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship. Tulsa Blue crew relieved Tulsa Gold following five months of operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Tulsa, part of DESRON 7, is on a rotational deployment, operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR 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)
220312-N-LI768-1029 APRA HARBOR, Guam (March 12, 2022) – Engineman 1st Class Scott Barnesziegmann, from Wall Lake, Iowa, installs a component for the JP5 service pump discharge line 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)
220308-N-LI768-1011 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 8, 2022) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) sails toward Apra Harbor, Guam, during sea and anchor. 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)
220305-N-LI768-1081 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 5, 2022) – Sailors provide medical assistance to Engineman 1st Class Marcus Alford, from Omaha, Nebraska, on the flight deck during mass casualty 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)
220305-N-LI768-1053 PHILIPPINE SEA (March 5, 2022) – Sailors sidestep while fighting a simulated fire on the flight deck during aviation 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).
220226-N-LI768-1029 MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 26, 2022) – Information Systems Technician Seaman Justin Khim, from Sacramento, California, ascends from main machinery room number two 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)
220223-N-LI768-1035 MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 23, 2022) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at Manila, Philippines. 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)
220219-N-LI768-1020 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 19, 2022) – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) approaches the dry cargo ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) for 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)
220217-N-LI768-1012 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 17, 2022) – Lt. Hannah Denny, from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, communicates to Sailors as the Gun Liaison Officer during a weapons exercise 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)

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