We're proud to salute Airman Michael Williams, originally from San Angelo, but currently stationed in Washington State.

The picture on the left is Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Michael Williams as he pumps lube oil into an oil sump aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

USS Stennis is currently undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.

'Why Being There Matters' On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.

Thanks to Michael Williams and all our brave men and women who serve our country!