Commander, US 7th Fleet Views Shipboard Repair Facilities

Story Number: NNS160122-03Release Date: 1/22/2016 8:41:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Alana Langdon, USS Frank Cable Public Affairs

POLARIS POINT, Guam (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, met with Sailors and toured workspaces aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Jan. 21.

Capt. Drew St. John, commanding officer of Frank Cable, welcomed aboard Aucoin and highlighted the ship's submarine and surface ship repair capability with a tour of the ship.

Department leading petty officers and knowledgeable Sailors briefed Aucoin on each of their repair shop's capabilities and displayed examples of jobs completed for supported units.

Aucoin commands the U.S. 7th Fleet, whose mission is to conduct forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest numbered fleet, 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build maritime partnerships that foster maritime security, promote stability and prevent conflict.

Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) gather on the ship's flight deck as they pass Mount Suribachi for a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
April 7, 2015
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