October 9, 2012
Area sailor to deploy to the Middle East
Navy Petty Officer Third Class Jake Swett, son of Kyong and Tim Swett, of Maple Valley, will deploy to the Persian Gulf region with the crew of the USS Mobile Bay, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, four months earlier than previously scheduled and help shift its destination.
The deployment, as part of the Stennis Strike Group, will help support existing naval force requirements in the Middle East and reduce the gap caused by the upcoming departure of the USS Enterprise Strike Group.
Swett joined the Navy in February 2009.