Cave Creek resident hard at work aboard missile cruiser

 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman/Released)

TIMOR SEA–Fire Controlman 3rd Class Christopher Chilleen, from Cave Creek, stands as Phalanx Close-In Weapons System safety observer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam prior to a dry-fire exercise in support of Talisman Sabre 2015.

TS15 is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts.

This photo and information was provided by the United States Navy Office of Community Outreach.

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