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SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 21, 2023) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Caleb Morris, from Amherst, Virginia, fires a shot line from the missile deck aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) during a replenishment-at-sea with the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) while conducting routine operations in the South China Sea, Oct. 21. Shoup is assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, and is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Tippecanoe is assigned to Military Sealift Command Far East (MSC FE) who in coordination with Commander, Task Force (CTF) 73, refuels and resupplies deployed naval forces, along with regional allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Donavan K. Patubo)

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Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Donavan K. Patubo |  VIRIN: 231021-N-HP061-1035.JPG