ARABIAN SEA — U.S Navy Lt. (junior grade) Hannah Van Note from Pine Bluff is serving aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).

In a photo taken recently, Van Note was shown using a stadimeter to measure the distance between Normandy and the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) as Normandy made its approach for a replenishment-at-sea, according to a news release.

Normandy is part of the East Coast Surface Action Group and is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points, according to the release.