Military News

July 12, 2011

By Staff

Local sailor helps complete ship modernization

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Jake Swett, son of Kyong S. Swett and Tim Swett, of Maple Valley, and the crew of about 370 sailors who are home-ported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif., recently completed a 10-month shipyard availability aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay, which was forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

The USS Mobile Bay is the second guided missile cruiser to undergo the most comprehensive upgrade and modernization program in Navy history.

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