BR Proud: Capital City native tackles operations aboard Navy ship in Japan

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OKINAWA, Japan — Baton Rouge native and Naval Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Tyler Hayes, was spotted stick-welding a railing aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42).

Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Tyler Hayes, from Baton Rouge, stick-welds a railing aboard the USS Germantown. Courtesy: Thanh Le/U.S. Navy (Aug. 20, 2020)

Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.    

On behalf of BR Proud’s newsroom, we are greatly appreciative of Hayes’ professionalism and attention to detail during his service to the United States Navy. The strength of our Navy lies in dedicated soldiers like Hayes who serve our country with distinction every day.

More images capturing Hayes’ daily operations work may be found in this online photo gallery.                                                                        

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