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190224-N-RM440-1100.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro

Feb 27, 2019
MANAMA, Bahrain - 190224-N-RM440-1100 MANAMA, Bahrain (Feb. 24, 2019) Mineman 2nd Class Anthony D. Copple, and Sasha-Nadine Y. T. Copple hold their son, Lukas Vaughn T. Copple, as Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Reardon baptizes him on the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) foc’sle. Gladiator is forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.


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