Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Bryan Silva refills a self-contained breathing apparatus.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 16, 2009) Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Bryan Silva refills a self-contained breathing apparatus aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Reuben James (FFG 57). Reuben James is conducting routine training exercises in support of the Pacific Fleet Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment. The Mid-Pacific Surface Combatant Operational Employment program calls for all 11 Hawaii-based surface combatants to focus on the western Pacific Ocean by conducting intermediate or advanced training and regular deployments in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert Stirrup) File# 090416-N-3666S-052