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Niskayuna native serves aboard USS Nimitz

230107-N-PA221-1079 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 7, 2023) U.S. Navy Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Shawn Vena, right, from, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Machinery Repairman Fireman Justin Wilkins, from La Grange, Ky., grind metal aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is in 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with 35 maritime nations in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Tang)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 7, 2023) U.S. Navy Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Shawn Vena, right, from, Niskayuna, N.Y., and Machinery Repairman Fireman Justin Wilkins, from La Grange, Ky., grind metal aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is in 7th Fleet conducting routine operations. 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed numbered fleet, and routinely interacts and operates with 35 maritime nations in preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin Tang)