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Las Cruces native helps keep Navy Strike Group afloat


U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Marcus Herrera, right, a native of Las Cruces, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Gregory Lyall of Washougal, Washington drill out fasteners on an F/A 18F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Jan. 7. Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability through alliances and partnerships while serving as a ready-response force in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the Navy said.